September 7, 2017
Disaster Preparedness Resources
Carolan Complete Streets Project Update
Be An Eco Hero
Burlingame Pet Parade
Library Story Times Are Back
Girls On The Run Seeking Local Coaches
Don't Miss This SunShares Opportunity
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Weekly Caltrain Notices
disasterDisaster Preparedness Resources

September is National Preparedness Month - "Disasters Don't Plan Ahead, but You Can". It's a good time to review your emergency supplies, kit and plan.
Go to for more information. #NatlPrep #PlanAhead
carolanCarolan Complete Streets Project Update
Construction of the Carolan Complete Streets Project will start on September 18, 2017.  The City's contractor, Ghilotti Construction, will start construction on Carolan Avenue between Broadway and Oak Grove, constructing concrete curb ramps near the sidewalk and eventually paving the entire street. Access to and from Carolan Avenue will be limited during construction operations.  Please use alternate routes if possible.  The work is anticipated to last approximately two to three months. 
What to Expect During Construction
  • Weekday work hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • There will be at least one lane of traffic, in each direction, during construction of the curb ramps.  Left hand turns may be restricted within the construction area.
  • During the grinding and paving operation, all traffic will be limited on Carolan and alternate routes will be required.  The grinding and paving operation will take approximately five days.
  • Temporary parking restrictions on Carolan and the side streets will be posted at least 48 hours in advance.
  • There will be uneven pavement between construction and re-paving activities.
  • There will be possible short delays for residents or businesses to access properties or driveways. The contractor will temporarily place metal plates over open trenches to provide access if needed.
  • The contractor should not need to enter your home. If there is a need to enter your home due to an emergency, the contractor will be accompanied by a City representative, who will show proper identification.
If you have any questions regarding the project, please call the Project Information Hotline at (650) 642-5299. Your patience during this construction is greatly appreciated.
ECOBe An ECO Hero With ECO100

Burlingame is purchasing 100% renewable electricity for all of its municipal accounts through the ECO100 program and is encouraging the City's residents and businesses to do the same. Mayor Ortiz said it best on signing up to ECO100, "We believe the City should serve as a role model for others and support renewable energy the best way we can." For a few more dollars a month (~$4) sign up to ECO100 and make your business an eco hero,
Meet "Pickles", a miniature therapy pig and this year's parade marshal, with 11,500 Instagram followers.
paradeCome to the Burlingame Pet Parade
Join the fun on Saturday, September 23, when the 14th annual Burlingame Pet Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. on Broadway in Burlingame. Pet owners and their pets who wish to march in the parade must report by 9:30 a.m. to the parking lot at Broadway and Chula Vista.
Every participant will receive a souvenir ribbon. Immediately following the parade, judges will select the Best School Float and award $500 and $250 to the first- and second-place winning schools (which must be in San Mateo County), as well as ribbons to winners of the Best Pet Trick; Most Unusual Pet; Best Dressed Pet; and Most Original Float, Group or Wagon (non-school category School groups must register in advance by contacting Ayn Gilmore at AVR Realty in Burlingame at or calling or (650) 342-2073.
A "float" can be as simple as a decorated bicycle, wagon or kiddie car. Only non-motorized floats are eligible and each float must include at least one pet. No political entries are permitted, but all types of pets are welcome. Children without pets are encouraged to bring stuffed animals. Groups are encouraged to identify themselves with a banner or sign.
There is no charge to participate, and there will be free entertainment and art projects for kids. For more information, visit or call (650) 342-2073.   
lilbraryLibrary Story Times Are Back In Session

Story times are back!  The Library has a wide variety of story times for children of all ages.  Check out the story time schedule here along with some cool upcoming events!
coachesCoaches Make Life Better, Too

The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department is searching for qualified candidates to coach football or volleyball for the upcoming middle school sports season. Candidates with previous coaching experience and experience working with middle school-aged students are encouraged to apply.
Coaches are paid a stipend of $600 per team they coach and will be required to be finger printed by the City of Burlingame before being allowed to participate in any coaching activity.
Please send resumes to Tim Barry,, or call (650) 558-7315.
girlsonrunGirls on the Run - Seeking Coaches in Burlingame

Girls on the Run of the Bay Area is a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 5th grade. Its mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. 
The organization is currently seeking volunteer coaches for two teams in Burlingame.  Click  here  to learn more or email Hanna Bernard at 
sunsharesDon't Miss This Bay Area SunShares Opportunity
The City of Burlingame is excited to offer its residents and businesses a simpler way to get solar energy with Bay Area SunShares. For a limited time, the SunShares program provides free solar energy audits to help property owners decide whether solar is right for their home or business. If solar is feasible, the vetted SunShares solar contractors offer discounts of 15% or more on their solar energy packages. Sign up for more information and a free energy audit at .
EventsEvents Around Town
Author Event: The Power of Naming
Tonight! September 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Main Library
Melanie DewBerry will help you discover your core identity beyond your title, your talent, your education, and your status in the world.  Learn to live with purpose and be authentic.
Burlingame's 2017 Bayfront Cleanup
Saturday, September 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Two meet-up locations: 1308 Bayshore Hwy (meet behind the old theatre) or 150 Anza Blvd (meet behind Embassy Suites)
It's time to turn the tide on trash! On Saturday, September 16, Burlingame is hosting an annual trash cleanup event. Join community members to clean the SF Bay shoreline along the Burlingame Bayfront Trail. This year there will be two locations along the bayfront! Meet at either 1308 Bayshore Hwy behind the old theater or 150 Anza Blvd behind Embassy Suites, parking is available at both sites. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves, sunscreen, and water bottle! Groups should bring completed waiver forms for fast registration on the day of event. Visit for more information.
CommunityCommunity Corner
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
Meetings held weekly on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church at 1500 Easton Drive

Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, "FA", is a twelve step recovery program for people who suffer from food obsession, overeating, bulimia and under-eating. Everyone is welcome at meetings, including those who think they may have a food problem or those who are concerned about someone who may. For more information or a list of additional meetings please visit
Our Lady of Angels 32nd Annual Fun Faire
Friday, September 8, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 9, 2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
1328 Cabrillo Ave., Burlingame

This weekend! Rodeo themed rides, games, food and fun. Sponsored by Marchetti Group.
BIS Performing Arts Presents Haphazardly Ever After
Thursday, October 12, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 13, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 14, 2:00 p.m.

Burlingame Intermediate School Performing Arts presents the fall production of Haphazardly Ever After, a comedic fairy tale where everything goes wrong!.  A kind Queen and King have trouble in their royal family - four obnoxious, bratty, adult children who do not live up to their royal titles.  Looking for a happily-ever-after that doesn't include their children still living at home, the King and Queen go to every length possible to bring happiness and harmony to their family but since nothing goes as planned, their lives soon turn into royal chaos!  Fun and appropriate for all ages.  Tickets are $10 and available at performances and online by clicking here. 

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