September 21, 2017
Info About Measure I
Bayfront Cleanup Success
Free Home Energy & Water Kits
Child Passenger Safety Week
Bocce Tournament Registration
Citywide Emergency Drill
Two More Months for SunShares
Thursday Fresh Market Ends October 12
South Rollins Utility Improvements
Extended Work Hours for Construction
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Weekly Caltrain Notices

measureiInformation about Measure I, the Burlingame Essential Services Measure 

Community information is being disseminated about Measure I. Click here for the latest community update.

bayfrontVolunteers Clean Up Burlingame Bayfront

This past Saturday, September 16, the City of Burlingame held a cleanup event as part of the State's largest annual volunteer event - Coastal Cleanup Day. There were 170 volunteers of all ages who came together to clean over 2 miles of the bayfront along the SF Bay Trail. An estimated 970 gallons of trash and 200 gallons of recyclables were picked up in just 3 hours! The City would like to thank all of the volunteers who participated in the event and helped make it happen, as well as our sponsors Veolia North America and CloudCompli that provided snacks and water for our volunteers.
Save the date for next year's cleanup on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Interested in how the City is fighting stormwater pollution and protecting the Bay on a daily basis? Visit the Burlingame stormwater management page on our website .
kitHome Energy and Water Kit

Prepare your house for winter with the Library's home energy and water kit. Get some free weather stripping to help keep the cold out this winter. The weather stripping, along with other free devices, are part of a Home Energy and Water Saving Toolkit that can be checked out of the Burlingame Library for personal use. The Toolkit is filled with devices and information to save money, energy, and water. Users check out the toolkit (just like a library book) but get to keep the cool devices inside - like an LED lightbulb, weather stripping, and a low flow showerhead. The toolbox is then returned and restocked by the library. Look for the toolkit in your nearby library.
carseatNational Child Passenger Safety Week!

This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week!
The Central County Fire Department child passenger safety technicians work with parents and caregivers to ensure the safety of their children. The technicians take the time to go over all aspects of installing a child restraint in a vehicle, properly securing the child, and other safety tips. The technicians do more than just install the car seat. They teach you how to properly install your child's seat, so that you feel confident in your ability to safely reinstall it on your own. To schedule a car seat inspection for the residents of Hillsborough, Millbrae, and Burlingame please call (650) 558-7600.
BocceBocce Tournament Registration Open

The Burlingame Lions Club and the Parks & Recreation Foundation are hosting a bocce tournament on Saturday, October 21 to benefit the Paloma Park Playground reconstruction project.  The tournament will be held in Washington Park and is open to the first 12 teams to register before the October 7 deadline. Click here to register or contact the Recreation Division staff at (650) 558-7300. 
Registration is now open at a cost of $100 per team of four to six players.  For more information about the tournament, please contact Randy Schwartz at
commuteReceive $4 a Day by Carpooling

Carpool in San Mateo County! is an innovative pilot program for San Mateo County commuters or residents.  It utilizes mobile carpooling apps to increase local carpool ridership during peak travel periods.  Drivers and riders that use the incentive can get up to $4 per day.  Click here to learn more.
emergencySeeking Leaders for Citywide Emergency Drill

All Burlingame residents are invited to participate in Burlingame's fifth annual Citywide Emergency Drill on Saturday, October 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. You'll learn how work together with neighbors and support one another following a disaster, when professional help may not be available for 72 hours or longer. You'll also discover how to communicate with Ham radio operators who can forward your requests to the city's Emergency Operations Center and relay important emergency info to your neighborhood group.
This exercise is organized by the Burlingame Neighborhood Network (BNN) and is supported by the Central County Fire Department, the Burlingame Police Department, Burlingame CERTs and local HAM radio operators. It will take place on multiple blocks throughout Burlingame. Adults and children 10 and older can take active roles. It's free.
Individuals planning to lead a drill - and anyone who is interested - should attend the Communications Workshop on September 28 and the Drill Walk-Through on October 3 to learn how the drill works. Burlingame High students who participate can quality for community service credit.

Burlingame residents who wish to participate should send their street address to The deadline for forming groups is September 22.
sunsharesTwo More Months for SunShares

If you haven't already done so, sign up for Burlingame's SunShares program to get a free solar energy audit from vetted solar vendors. The City of Burlingame is excited to offer its residents and businesses a simpler and more affordable way to get solar energy through Bay Area SunShares. Join the over 300 Burlingame properties that have solar. Sign up by November 10, 2017 for discounts by clicking here.
freshamrketLast 2017 Thursday Fresh Market is on October 12

The Burlingame Chamber of Commerce has announced that Thursday, October 12 will be the last Thursday Fresh Market of 2017.
Many thanks to everyone for a great season! 
rollinsNotice of Construction - South Rollins Utility Improvements

As part of the City of Burlingame's South Rollins Utility Improvements project, the City has hired Cratus, Inc. to perform the following utility improvements along Rollins Road:
  • New water main - Between Corbitt Road and Burlingame Avenue
  • New sanitary sewer main - Between 399 Rollins Road and Humboldt Road
Construction is anticipated to begin the week of September 25, 2017 and continue through March 2018, dependent on weather and other delays.

Every effort will be made to minimize the disruption and noise caused by construction activities. The City's Inspector will be present on the job site and will be happy to answer your questions or provide assistance if needed. Your patience during the construction is greatly appreciated.

What to expect during construction:

  • Construction hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
  • There will be one lane with flaggers during this time. Left hand turns will be restricted within construction area.
  • Temporary parking restrictions on side streets will be posted at least 48 hours in advance.
  • There will be uneven pavement, including metal plates, between construction and re-paving activities.
  • Plan for some short delays accessing properties or driveways. The contractor will temporarily place metal plates over open trenches to provide access when 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.
  • Your water and sewer service will not be interrupted without proper advance notification.
noticeNotice of Extended Work Hours for Construction Activity

Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, 1501 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, California - Work will occur in the southeastern portion of the property adjacent to the south face of the hospital, near the fire lane and Albemarle Way pedestrian gate.
Work is to commence at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017 and conclude by 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2017
Lupe Sanchez, Sutter Health Design & Construction Project Manager: (510) 409-2630 or
Robert DeMann, Sutter Health Regional Manager for Facility & Property Services: (510) 457-8800
Sutter Health Facility and Property Services, on behalf of Sutter Health, the operator of Mills-Peninsula Hospital, has requested and received approval of an extension of work hours for construction activity (as noted above) in order to replace an in-line emergency valve in the natural gas line that serves the hospital facility that's purpose is to shut-off gas service in the event of seismic activity - the existing valve is defective and cannot be repaired.
Replacement of the valve will require a complete shut-down of natural gas service to the hospital for a period of roughly ten (10) hours in order to facilitate the replacement. Patient care and other activities at the facility heavily rely upon the use of natural gas, therefore, the timing for the valve replacement must occur at a time when impacts upon the hospitals functions may be minimized; the time selected is overnight on a weekend.
EventsEvents Around Town
Burlingame Pet Parade
Saturday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. (9:30 a.m. for owners and pets marching in parade)
Broadway and Chula Vista

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.  
Scooby-Doo's Library Card-nival
Saturday, September 23, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Burlingame Main Library's Front Porch
Join us for Scooby-Doo's Library Card-nival as we celebrate Library Card Sign Up Month.  There will be games, food, prizes, and fun. Scooby-Doo will be there as well!  Don't forget to bring your library card because it will be your ticket to play!
Free Public Art Workshop: Part I
Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Ave
In the first of a two-part series join us for a presentation to learn about public art and how it can enrich a community like Burlingame. Lance Fung, curator of Fung Collaboratives, will share some of his experiences of discovering and commissioning artists to realize relevant and beautiful art in the public realm through images from some of the most successful and unsuccessful public artwork from around the world. The workshop will be funny, lively and enjoyable and is perfect for the novice to the art historian. This city sponsored event will be approximately an hour with an informal reception following. Part 2 will take place on October 24.
Realm of the Habsburgs: Lecture by David Couzens
Wednesday, September 27, 7:00 p.m.
Burlingame Main Library, Lane Room
Follow in the footprints of David Couzens from the boulevards of Budapest, through the Austrian Alps, to the ramparts of Prague Castle and beyond.  Tour tiny Hungarian towns along the Danube, climb historic Eger Castle, sample strudel in Salzburg, wander the streets of the Czech story-book town of Cesky Krumlov, quaff the beer in Pizen, and be awed by the architecture in Karlovy Vary in the journey through former Austro-Hungarian Empire.
October Book Sale
Friday, October 13, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 14, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 15, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Burlingame Main Library, Lane Room at 480 Primrose Rd.
(Please use Bellevue Ave. entrance)
Save the dates! The Burlingame Library Foundation is hosting an October Book Sale. All proceeds support Library programs. 
CommunityCommunity Corner
Senior Care & Life Planning Seminar
September 30, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City

Assembly Speaker pro Tempore, Kevin Mullen, invites the community to attend this senior care and life planning seminar to obtain the latest information, have your questions answered, learn about scams that can occur, and discuss legislation.

Seniors, their families, and caregivers are welcome to attend this free seminar.  No solicitations. Refreshments will be served.  For more information, call (650) 349-2200.
ukhairMessage from UK Hair

In honor of our 30th anniversary we are supporting two charities very close to our heart: Strides for Life (Colon Cancer) and City of Hope (Breast Cancer).

With the support from our fellow merchants we will be having a raffle drawing daily through out the month of October. We will also have a UK Hair team participating in the 14th annual 4 mile walk, run around Lake Merced on October 15th 2017 for anyone who would like to join our team. We encourage everyone to stop by and purchase a raffle ticket to support these great causes.

On behalf of our UK Hair team we thank the Burlingame and surrounding communities for all their support over the past 30 years.

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