In this edition:                             February 16, 2017

The Leadership Program
Prevent Car Theft
Bayfront is Open for Business
We Want to Talk to You
PCE Makes First Large Solar Investment
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Weekly Caltrain Notices

leadershipThe Leadership Program
Learn more about how our city and county operate

Are you interested in learning more about how our city and county operate? Do you want to meet current public, private, and non-profit leaders who work to meet the various needs of people in our county? If so, consider applying for Leadership , a ten-month educational program of the San Mateo, Foster City, and Burlingame Chambers of Commerce and the Town of Hillsborough.
 
More than 700 graduates, including Councilmembers and City staff, have participated in this program over the years. Applications are being accepted now through May 31. Don't miss your opportunity to increase your leadership skills, connect with other local leaders, and become more engaged in the wonderful community we call home.
cartheftPrevent Car Theft
Message from the Burlingame Police Department

The Burlingame Police Department is reminding residents to always lock their vehicles when returning home, and to remove valuables and any valet keys from inside of their cars. There has been a recent spike in thefts from unlocked vehicles throughout various neighborhoods in Burlingame, which has resulted in the theft of property and even auto thefts, when thieves are able to retrieve valet keys from victim vehicles, and subsequently steal the resident's car. These thefts typically occur in the overnight hours while homeowners are asleep, and less likely to catch criminals in the act. In the event you observe any suspicious individuals in your neighborhoods you believe may be involved in such activity, immediately notify the Burlingame Police Department at (650) 777-4100 so that our officers can respond and investigate.
bayfrontThe Bayfront is Open for Business
Support our Bayshore Highway business community!
 
Don't let the Broadway interchange construction keep you away - the businesses on the City's Bayfront are open! The renovation of the Broadway overpass is estimated to continue into summer 2017. During these last few months of construction, our Bayshore Highway businesses could really use your help.  Please come on down and enjoy the wonderful hotels, restaurants, and services offered right along the Bay! For a list of Bayfront businesses, click here.
 
If you have any questions regarding the interchange construction project, please contact Caltrans at (916) 657-5060. The City appreciates everything the businesses do for our community.
talkWe Want to Talk to You!
Let's set something up

We're looking to engage our community and hear from you as we undertake this year's budget planning process! If you belong to a community organization that will host the City for a short conversation, please contact Kimberley Rosales at krosales@burlingame.org or (650) 558-7300.
solarPCE Makes First Large Solar Investment
Project construction to begin 2017

Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), the area's new electricity provider, made its first large investment in solar power in California. PCE approved an agreement to purchase power from a new solar power plant to be built in Merced County. The power plant will produce 200 MW of solar energy - enough to power 75,000 households. The project is being developed by Frontier Renewables, a San Mateo based development company. Project construction will begin in 2017 and power generation will start in 2018.
 
Great job to all the households that are enrolled in PCE and are supporting renewable energy. If you would like to do more, consider opting up to PCE's ECO100 rate to start purchasing and using 100% renewable energy and continue supporting new clean energy jobs in California.
EventsEvents Around Town
City Council Meeting
Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers, 501 Primrose Rd.

Click here to view the agenda.
Sugar Bowl Ski & Snowboard Trip
February 25 (registration deadline is tomorrow!)

On February 25, the Burlingame Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting a ski and snowboard trip to Sugar Bowl. The location provides plenty of options for skiers and boarders of all abilities. Cost includes luxury bus ride, continental breakfast, lift ticket, after-ski snacks, movies, and adult supervision. The trip is open to 8th graders and high school students ages 13-18 (13 & 14 year olds must register with a friend). While at the ski resort, participants will be expected to check-in with staff multiple times throughout our day. Ski/Board rental available for additional cost. Visit www.burlingame.org/rec to sign up or call (650) 558-7300 for more information! The registration deadline is tomorrow, February 17.
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Letters to Sala by Arlene Hutton
Friday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Burlingame High School Theatre, 1 Mangini Way
 
Burlingame High School Theatre presents Letters to Sala, adapted from the Book Sala's Gift by Ann Kirschner. Letters to Sala  is a remarkable story of a young Jewish woman's survival during wartime Germany. 
 
To purchase tickets and for information go to www.bhspanthertheatre.com or call (650) 558-2854. Students, Senior and Children $10. General Admission $15. Visit Facebook page at www.facebook.com/burlingamedrama or the website at www.bhspanthertheatre.com.
 
The New York Public Library's website details much of the history of the work camps and Sala's experiences.  Photos and letters are included in this on-line collection.

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