In this edition:                                 October 6, 2016

Burlingame PD Awarded $70k Grant
Nominate Veterans and Servicemembers
Campaign Sign Rules
Virtual Reality at Coyote Point

Peninsula Clean Energy Now Available

Next Phase of Interchange Traffic Begins 

Events Around Town
Community Corner

Link to Full City Calendar 

Link to Caltrain Notices and Updates
grantBurlingame PD Awarded $70,000 Grant
Funding will be used to enhance traffic enforcement and crash prevention
The Burlingame Police Department has been awarded a $70,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. The Burlingame Police Department will use the funding as part of the City's ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education.
"By partnering with the California Office of Traffic Safety, the Burlingame Police Department will continue our commitment to improve the quality of life in Burlingame by educating the public and enforcing the laws that protect against dangerous driving habits in our neighborhoods," said Burlingame's Chief of Police, Eric Wollman.
After falling to a ten-year low in 2010, the number of persons killed has climbed nearly 17% across the state with 3,176 killed in 2015 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Particularly alarming is the six-year rise in pedestrian and bicycle fatalities, along with the growing dangers of distracting technologies, and the emergence of drug-impaired driving as a major problem. This grant funding will provide opportunities to combat these and other devastating problems such as drunk driving, speeding and crashes at intersections.
"Years of research tells us that enforcement and education work best jointly to combat unsafe driving," said OTS Director, Rhonda Craft. "This grant brings both tactics together, with the Office of Traffic Safety and the Burlingame Police Department working in concert to help keep the streets and highways safe across Burlingame and the state."
Activities that the grant will fund include:
  • DUI checkpoints
  • DUI saturation patrols
  • Bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement
  • Distracted driving enforcement
  • Specialized DUI and drugged driving training such as Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement, and Drug Recognition Evaluator.
Funding for this program is from the California OTS through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
VeteransHonoring Veterans & Armed Forces Servicemembers
Submit nominations to the City by November 3rd

The City of Burlingame invites the community to nominate a Burlingame veteran or current member of the U.S. Armed Forces for special recognition this Veterans Day. Mayor Keighran will present certificates of appreciation to nominees at the November 7th City Council Meeting.  If the servicemember is unable to attend in person, a family member or friend may accept the certificate on his/her behalf. Thank you to the men and women who serve our nation.
Please send an email with the following information to with "Veterans Day" in the subject line no later than Thursday, November 3:
Your information (nominator)
Your email:
Your phone number:
Relation to nominee:
Servicemember information (nominee)
Phone number:
Branch of service:
Dates of service:
**Combat service, if applicable:  
campaignsignsCampaign Sign Rules
Signs prohibited in public right of way
With the November election just a few weeks away, the City would like to remind residents that campaign signs are prohibited in the public right of way. The public right of way includes City streets, medians, planter strips in sidewalks, traffic poles, and light poles. If you would like to post a campaign sign, please ensure that it is on private property, and that you have received the owner's permission.
City staff will remove signs from the public right of way and store them in the Parks and Recreation Department or the Public Works Corporation Yard, depending on which staff removed the signs. Please call ahead if you would like to retrieve your signs to ensure that you are visiting the correct location. The Parks and Recreation Department can be reached at (650) 558-7300.  The Public Works Corporation Yard can be reached at (650) 558-7670.
CoyoteVirtual Reality Viewfinders at Coyote Point
Vista viewers open five Saturdays

See the future through virtual reality viewfinders at Coyote Point. The vista viewers offer a panoramic tour of current and future flooding scenarios to educate and engage residents on sea level rise. The viewfinders, located by the Boardsports California, will be open five Saturdays starting this week: Oct 8, Oct 22, Nov 5, Nov 19, and Dec 3rd. Come take a look ahead at .
Look Ahead-San Mateo is part of the County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability's  SeaChange SMC   program.
cleanenergyPeninsula Clean Energy is Now Available
Lower rates, cleaner energy
Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is San Mateo County's official new electricity provider. PCE offers lower rates for cleaner energy - at least 50% of its electricity comes from renewable sources like wind, solar, and hydro. Residents and businesses will be automatically enrolled in PCE in two phases to occur in October and April. People can choose to enroll immediately as well.
For more information visit,
interchange Next Phase of Interchange Project Begins
Anticipate new traffic configurations

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin Stage 4 construction of the Route 101 Broadway Interchange project.  Starting the morning of October 8, new roadway detour configurations at the following locations will be in effect until April 2017:
  • Northbound US101 exit to Old Bayshore Highway
  • Northbound US101 entrance from Broadway
  • Westbound Airport Boulevard to Old Bayshore Highway
  • Southbound Old Bayshore Highway to Airport Boulevard
Beginning this Friday, October 7, at 8:00 p.m. Bayshore Highway to northbound Route 101 through access will close to through traffic in order to construct new detours. During the evening of October 7, to the early morning hours of October 8, access will be limited to businesses only. During this time between the hours of 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., lanes 3 and 4 of northbound 101 and the northbound 101 Broadway exit, will be closed and detoured to Millbrae Avenue. Changeable Message Signs will be in place 3 days prior to closing.  Motorists are advised to expect minor delays and encouraged to take alternate routes if necessary.
Stage 4 will allow construction of the east approach to the Broadway overcrossing. This work is part of the 101 Broadway Interchange Reconstruction Project scheduled completion date is end of 2017 (weather permitting).  Click here to go to the project website.  Select "mailing list" from the left hand navigation menu to be added to the mailing list for project updates. Caltrans also reminds all motorists that traffic fines are doubled in construction zones.
EventsEvents Around Town
Compost Giveaway
Saturday, October 15 from 8:00 am. - 12:00 p.m.
420 Carolan Ave. (at the Parks Yard near grandstands)

Pick up free compost made from your food, scraps and yard trimmings. This event is brought to you by the Parks Division along with Recology.  Burlingame residents will need to bring their own shovels and are eligible for two large garbage cans full of compost.  For more information, please contact the Parks Division office at (650) 558-7330.
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Free Live Music
Friday, October 7 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Two locations: (1) Burlingame Avenue at Park Road and (2) in front of 347 Primrose Ave.

The Burlingame Business Improvement District is sponsoring live entertainment in downtown Burlingame on the first Friday of every month through November. Bring your family and friends this Friday and enjoy!
Musical Variety Show
Saturday, October 8. Two shows. 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
1500 Easton Dr., Burlingame
The Fault Line A Cappella Chorus presents an exciting musical variety show, 'Give My Regards To Broadway.' Appearing will be the Fault Line A Cappella Chorus, The Bloody Scupper Plunder Club, soloists, and barbershop quartets.  It will be fun for the whole family!
For more info and to get your tickets, visit
Mural Dedication and Art Fest Ribbon Cutting
Saturday, October 8 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Corner of Howard Ave. and Primrose Rd.

Come to the Art Fest to celebrate new art in Burlingame with a ribbon cutting by Mayor Ann Keighran, a gypsy jazz band, art displays, hands-on arts activities for kids, and food samples from local businesses. 
The Peninsula Museum of Art, local artists, musicians, and eateries are partnering with the Burlingame United Methodist Church (UMC) to host the free Art Fest event to dedicate a new 20x24 feet mural located on the east wall of Burlingame UMC. This mural was designed and painted by San Francisco artist C├ęcile Picard, a sculptor, painter, muralist, and designer, who has worked in schools and art centers across the world. Art ignites, inspires, and brings communities together. Come enjoy this event with your neighbors!
BIS Performing Arts Presents The Rest of the West
Thursday, October 13 through Saturday, October 15 (see times below)
Burlingame  Intermediate  School, 1715 Quesada Way, Burlingame
Saddle up Pardner' for a  rousing Wild West comedy!  Cyanide Gulch, the fourteenth-wildest town in the West, is riled up on the day of the Big Shootin' Contest where one lucky contestant will be awarded the Red Ryder '73 BB gun of the late great Six-Gun Schmidt.  Everyone is vying for the prize!  
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the performances.  Running time is approximately 100 minutes (with intermission).   Appropriate for all ages!
Three performances:
  • Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m. 
Fall Book Sale
Friday, October 14 from Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 16 from Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Save the dates for this year's Fall Book Sale hosted by the Burlingame Library Foundation in the Main Library's Lane Room. Admission is free.  Items will be sold at $6/bag and $10/two bags on the final day of the event.  For more information, please call (650) 558-7400, x2.
BHS vs. Hillsdale
Friday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. 
Burlingame High School

Bring the whole family! Burlingame High School football games are fantastic, family-friendly events - reminders of why our small community is such a special place.

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