Freeway US 101 Traffic Impacts This Weekend
Expect delays

The City is informed that this coming weekend,  Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) will be performing work on the high voltage transmission lines near the Broadway Interchange area and US Highway 101.  On Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, PG&E will use helicopters to make improvements to high voltage electric transmission towers in Burlingame. The work will take place above and near US Highway 101 between Anza Boulevard and Broadway and may cause brief traffic delays.

In order to perform this work safely and as quickly as possible, three traffic breaks will take place on US Highway 101 and the Broadway overcrossing. The first two traffic breaks are scheduled to occur on Saturday, June 11, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:25 a.m and 6:40 a.m. to 7:05 a.m. The final traffic break is scheduled for Sunday, June 12, from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. During these traffic breaks,  the Highway 101 northbound Broadway on-ramp and the southbound off-ramp will be closed to the traffic.  The City recommends that the public use alternate routes and avoid the affected area during these times.    
LicenseDo You Need a Business License?
Download a form from the City's website

The City of Burlingame would like to provide a friendly reminder to our local businesses that a business license is required to legally operate within Burlingame. If you begin operating your business in the City without first obtaining or renewing your business license, additional fees or penalties may apply. Additionally, if you wish to operate your business using your home location, make sure to obtain a home-occupation permit. City Staff can help you determine whether you will need a home-occupation permit for your business.  

To obtain a business license, please contact the Finance Department at (650) 558-7264. If you would like to visit in person, the Finance office is located at Burlingame City Hall at 501 Primrose Road. Business license applications and home-occupation permit applications can be downloaded and printed from the City's website.
  
The City of Burlingame is thankful for all the services provided by our local businesses and your partnership in making Burlingame a great community.
summerreadingJoin the Summer Reading Challenge
Sponsored by the Burlingame Public Library

The Burlingame Public Library invites you to join the summer reading challenge - Read, Learn and Explore - this summer.  Come by and pick up a reading log at the Burlingame Public Library Children's Desk or Easton Branch Library.  You receive a free book when you sign up this year! Read for 15 minutes for at least 30 days during the summer and complete six activities to finish the program.  Return the completed log by August 31 to receive a free paperback book, a Round Table pizza coupon, a Benihana coupon, a raffle ticket for a chance to win San Francisco Giants tickets, and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $1,000 college scholarship.
 
There are also reading programs for younger children, teens and adults - something for every member of the family!  Check the Library's website for more details.
 
Come by Saturday, June 11 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. for a Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration on the front porch of the Main Library.  There will be music, refreshments, face painting, a balloon artist and more. This is a great opportunity to pick up Summer Reading materials for your family!
 
Come by Monday, June 13 from 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. for a Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration on the front porch of the Easton Branch LibraryThis event features live music as well as refreshments, face painting and a balloon artist. For more information, call the Children's Desk at 650-558-7400, ext. 3.
prekPre-K & Preschooler Summer Activities
Two great summer programs through Parks & Rec
 
Pre-K Summer School
Do you have a child entering Kindergarten next year?  Ready or Not, Here They Come, Pre-K Summer School is a great way to get your child ready for their first elementary school experience.  A developmentally appropriate program integrating language arts, mathematics, science, music, and art will engage in a diverse array of learning activities. Students will build social skills, and a love of learning in a supportive classroom environment.  The class is taught by a kindergarten teacher with 12 years of teaching experience, 8 of which were in special education. The class is filling quickly, so enroll today!
  
Camp Treehouse
Are you looking for a camp for your preschooler this summer?  Camp Treehouse is a place for your 3 or 4 year old to have their first camp experience!  Each 3 week session will revolve around a theme.  Your child will create arts and crafts, learn new songs, play games - both indoors and out - make new friends and much, much more!  Camps start the week of June 13, so sign up today!
ballfield Cuernavaca Ballfield Fence
Two community meetings this month

From December 2015 to April 2016, the Cuernavaca Ballfield was closed for field maintenance. During that time, the Parks and Recreation Department installed a fence on the upper field to serve as a temporary location for dog off-leash usage.
  
Based on the positive feedback received during that period, the Dog Park Task Force and the Parks and Recreation Commission have asked Parks and Recreation staff to gather community input regarding installing a permanent fence.  
  
Community meetings will be held on Thursday, June 16 at 7:00 a.m. and on Tuesday, June 21 at 6 p.m. at Cuernavaca field.
  
If you are unable to attend the meeting, but would like to provide feedback or be sent more information, please do not hesitate to contact Nicole at (650) 558-7337 or nacquisti@burlingame.org. The proposed fencing footprint is outlined in the picture below.

 
surveyCommunity Survey
Make your voice heard

There is still time to fill out the online Community Survey and make your voice heard! The City is seeking your feedback on how Burlingame may evolve, and the online Community Survey is an opportunity to share your ideas. Fill out the online survey to provide input on different land use and transportation options by visiting www.envisionburlingame.org. The survey will be available through June 24, so spread the word to your neighbors!
creditunionBurlingame Parks & Recreation Foundation
Receives grant from the SF Federal Credit Union

The Burlingame Parks & Recreation Foundation recently received a $1,000 grant from the San Francisco Federal Credit Union in support of the Foundation's efforts to provide recreation scholarships for Burlingame youth.  The Foundation works to fund scholarships, enhance community parks and provide new recreation opportunities.  Information on the Foundation's mission, upcoming projects and donation opportunities can be found at www.supportburlingameparks.org .  Details of the Credit Union's philanthropy is available at www.sanfranciscofcu.com
medicationProper Disposal of Medication
County and Walgreens collaborate for safe disposal

Have medicines piling up at home? San Mateo County is excited to announce that Walgreens is helping to promote the proper disposal of unused and expired medicines by setting up a new disposal bin at their location in Burlingame at 260 El Camino Real.  The County also has 13 police stations that also take back medicines from the public.  For more information, click here .
veteranRecognize an Outstanding Veteran
County Veterans Commission is now accepting nominations

The County of San Mateo and the San Mateo County Veterans Commission announce the 2016 Veteran of the Year, the Patriot of the Year and the Enterprise Support Partner of the Year awards.

The Veteran of the Year award recognizes the San Mateo County veteran resident who has distinguished him or herself through outstanding service to the County's veteran community during the period of 2015-2016. The Patriot of the Year award recognizes that San Mateo County resident who has demonstrated exceptional service to the County's veterans and veteran community. The Enterprise Support Partner of the Year award recognizes that for-profit or non-for-profit corporation that has demonstrated exemplary service to the County's veteran community.

The Veterans Commission is now accepting nominations for each of the award categories. For questions, please contact the Norman Aleman, Veteran Services Officer at (650) 802-7501 or via e-mail at naleman@smcgov.org. More information is also available here.
lgbtqCounty LGBTQ Commission
Accepting applications through June 30

Applications for appointment to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, ransgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Commission are being accepted through June 30, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. The Commission consists of eleven (11) voting members appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Applications may be submitted online at the County websiteThe LGBTQ Commission meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 455 County Center (room 402) in Redwood City from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

To be eligible, applicants must live in San Mateo County.  Applications can be obtained from Sherry Golestan, Agenda Administrator at 400 County Center, Redwood City, or by calling (650) 363-4634 or by emailing sgolestan@smcgov.org. For information about this commission, contact Donna Vaillancourt at 650-363-4321 or dvaillancourt@smcgov.org and go to the commission website at http://lgbtq.smcgov.org.
EventsEvents Around Town
Summer Reading Kick Off Celebrations
Saturday, June 11 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Main Library at 480 Primrose Road
and
Monday, June 13 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Easton Branch Library at 1800 Easton Drve
 
Sponsored by the Burlingame Public Library. There will be music, refreshments, face painting, a balloon artist and more. This is a great opportunity to pick up Summer Reading materials for your family!
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
"Edible City" Free Screening
Wednesday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Burlingame Public Library at 480 Primrose Road

This 55-minute film explores the "Local Good Food Movement" that is challenging the U.S. food production model based on cheap fossil fuel energy by supporting sustainable food networks that promote good health, improve local economics and bring communities closer together. Admission is free and all attendees will be invited to participate in a free raffle. Those who don't drive alone to the event will be eligible for an additional drawing. This program is presented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame (CEC). To learn more about CEC, visit http://cecburlingame.org/.
Save the Date! Burlingame Pet Parade
Saturday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m.
on Broadway
 
The Thirteenth Annual Burlingame Pet Parade will be held on Saturday, September 24, at 10 :00 a.m. on Broadway. There is no charge to participate. Those who want to march in the parade need to arrive by 9:30 a.m. Every participant receives a souvenir ribbon, and fancy ribbons are awarded for the Best Pet Trick; Most Unusual Pet; Best Dressed Pet; and, Most Original Float, Group or Wagon. The Grand Prize winner receives a special prize. In addition, the Broadway Merchants Association will award cash prizes to two local schools that produce the best floats. For more information, visit www.burlingamepetparade.com .

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