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Traffic Update: March 26 - March 27

This weekend, Caltrans will continue the de-construction of the existing Broadway overcrossing.

 

Northbound US101 will close Saturday and Sunday mornings between 12:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., March 26 and March 27.
 

During these freeway closures, traffic will be detoured onto nearby local streets. Various lane and ramp closures will also be necessary for this work.  Please note: the old overcrossing will be demolished with heavy equipment. Local residents and businesses may experience some increased noise levels.

Contact Gidget Navarro, Caltrans Public Information Officer, at (510) 286-5574, or refer to Caltrans' website.
GradeThird Community Meeting On Grade Separation
Come hear findings from the grade separation study and provide feedback

The City of Burlingame is hosting a community meeting on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 6:30

p.m. to summarize the findings of the grade separation study, answer questions and present

3D animations of two of the alternatives that were evaluated. The meeting will be held at the

Burlingame Public Library, Lane Community Room, located at 480 Primrose Road, in

Burlingame, CA 94010.

 

The City and its project team developed and evaluated six design options based on feedback received during the first two community meetings and have narrowed it down to two options.The goal of this meeting is to take feedback from the community on the remaining two options to determine if there is a community preference for one of the designs. This is the third and final community meeting of this study phase.


Broadway is a major gateway to the City of Burlingame with direct connections to Downtown Business Districts, the Rollins Road Industrial District, numerous auto dealerships, hotels, hospitality services, and Highway 101. The concentration of these destinations generates high traffic volumes that are compounded by the at-grade railroad crossing serving Caltrain and the Union Pacific Railroad. This creates some of the worst traffic congestion in the region. This at grade railroad crossing needs improved traffic safety and circulation, reduced congestion, and increased operational efficiency.
bocceBocce Ball Tournament
Register and support the Parks and Recreation Foundation!

Registration is now being accepted for the Burlingame Parks & Recreation Foundation's bocce ball tournament to be held in Washington Park on Saturday, May 7th. The $20 per player entry fee ($60 for a team of up to 6 players) supports the Foundation's efforts to raise funds for improvements to Burlingame's parks facilities, create new recreation programs, and provide scholarships for Burlingame youth. To register, contact the Parks & Recreation office at (650) 558-7300. For more information about the tournament, contact Randy Schwartz at 650-520-3541 or rschwartz@myastound.net .
challengeSupport a BHS Student Just by Signing Up?
Yes! Sign up for the Cool CA Challenge and support the CEC's green initiatives

The Citizens Environmental Council (CEC), is pleased to announce that a $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a "green" BHS student.  That's just one way the CEC plans to use its share of the $150,000 Cool CA Challenge prize money.

It's important to maintain or even increase our share of total points and prize money during this final week since the Challenge ends on March 30. 

There are lots of fun and easy ways to earn points, so go to CAChallenge.org and sign up. You will help Burlingame earn 250 points just by signing up!  Then, take the CoolCalifornia Challenge Survey for 500 points and complete other listed actions for even more points. There is no quicker way to earn money for sustainable projects in Burlingame!
  
Everybody's help is needed to maintain or even increase our share of the prize money.  As an extra reward, a $20 or $50 gift card will be yours when you reach 10,000 or 20,000 points.
CaltrainCaltrain Safety Testing
March 24-27

Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time. To receive Caltrain notifications via email click here.
zikaSpread of Zika in California Unlikely
MillsMill Canyon
Improvements and repairs in progress

The Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with The California Conservation Corps (CCC)  to perform trail maintenance activities. The CCC will be regrading trails, repairing stairways and retaining walls and removing vegetation impeding trails. Work is expected to be completed on March 31. The trails will be open during their work activity; however, we ask that you use caution when approaching a work zone.
KickballBurlingame Elementary Kickball
Enrollment is now open!

Burlingame Elementary Kickball is back for 2016! Kickball is a fun game that anyone can play! Open to students in grades 2-5, kickball will take place each Thursday, from April 7 - May 19, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at Village Park. Space is limited so sign up now to ensure a spot.  Cost is $72.

Enrollment Code: 80600.01
LunchLunch Adventures Program
At Kohl Mansion through Burlingame Parks & Recreation

Summer Enrichment camps are becoming more and more popular. Last year the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department introduced a new program, "Lunch Adventures", allowing parents to sign their child up for both morning and afternoon camps at Kohl Mansion! 
 
The Lunch Adventures program will provide your child with lunch time supervision and activities during that hour in between morning and afternoon camps. Just pack your child a lunch and we will cover the rest! Recreation Staff will pick up your child from their morning camp, supervise lunch and play, then bring them to their afternoon class!  The beautiful Kohl mansion provides a great location for outdoor fun in-between the sessions!
 
To register online click here  or call the Parks and Recreation Department front desk at (650) 558-7300.
leadersCalling All Leaders Grades 8-12
Participate in City's Leader in Training Program
 
Applications to become a Leader in Training (LIT) are available now! The Leaders in Training program is a volunteer position, but the hours may be applied towards community service requirements. The LIT program's mission is to provide participants the opportunity to learn leadership skills through interacting with the youth enrolled in the summer camps and aiding staff. There will be a mandatory training on Saturday, June 18 at the Burlingame Recreation Center from 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Applications to become an LIT are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15. To learn more click here or for more information contact Nicole Rath at (650) 558-7308.  
CommuteCommute.org Launches 2016 Commuter Challenge
Rethink your commute...and be rewarded!

Commute.org has to announced its 2016 Commuter Challenge to reward commuters who choose transportation modes other than driving alone. Between April 1 - May 31, people who join the challenge and commute to, from or through San Mateo County using an alternative mode will be eligible to win weekly prizes and one of five grand prizes.
The 2016 Commuter Challenge encourages people to use public transit, shuttle, carpool, vanpool, bicycle, walk or telework, and be part of the traffic solution. "Eliminating a few solo driving trips each week is an easy way for commuters to make a positive impact," said John Ford, Commute.org's Executive Director. Driving less will reduce GHG emissions while also helping to relieve congestion on the roadways. "Together, we can make a measurable difference to reduce our carbon footprint," Ford added.
By signing up at my.commute.org, and adding their commute alternative trips, registrants will be entered to win one of the featured weekly prizes (Fitbit Alta, Timbuk2 bag, wireless earbuds, gift cards and more). Participants also earn a chance to win one of the five grand prizes ($300 Clipper card, GoPro Hero, Garmin Edge Cycling computer, $400 REI gift card or Fitbit Surge GPS watch) at the end of the challenge. For more details, visit www.commute.org.
EventsEvents Around Town
Youth Advisory Committee Fundraiser
Friday, April 22 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
at the Burlingame Recreation Center

Save the date for the  Burlingame's Youth Advisory Committee's (Y.A.C) annual fundraiser, "Mission Impastable", to help raise money for the Youth Scholarship Fund and assist with future Y.A.C programming.
 
Join us at the Burlingame Recreation Center for a delicious pasta dinner with all the trimmings. Tickets are $8 pre-sale, $10 at the door and $5 for kids. The Parks and Recreation Foundation will be selling drinks. For more information or if you are with a local business and would like to contribute a donation to the raffle, please contact Nicole Rath at (650) 558-7308.
Lifeguard Certification Course
Starting Monday, March 28

Burlingame Aquatic Club (BAC) will be hosting a lifeguard course this month, starting Monday, March 28th. The class is open to anyone who will be 15 or older by the first day of class and who is able to swim 300 yards consecutively. To sign up and for detailed class information, please  click here..
  
BAC is also currently hiring lifeguards, so anyone who successfully passes the course will be able to apply for a part-time lifeguarding position.
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Green Building Workshop
Saturday, March 26 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m
Devil's Canyon Brewery, 935 Washington St, San Carlos
  
The Green Building workshop will focus on reuse of building materials, solid waste diversion, and energy/water efficient systems.  The workshop will feature a visit to a leading green building site in San Mateo County, Devil's Canyon Brewery in San Carlos, for an opportunity for a fun hands-on look at green building theory in practice.
 
This free workshop is hosted by the County of San Mateo's RecycleWorks Volunteer Academy.

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