July 26, 2018
Jury Duty Telephone Scam
Important Information from the Burlingame Police Department
The Burlingame Police Department is warning the public about a missed jury duty telephone scam targeting residents. The female scammer will make an unsolicited telephone call claiming to be a member of the Burlingame Police Department. The suspect has manipulated the Caller ID to show 650-777-4100, which is the main telephone number for the Burlingame Police Department. The scammer requested the Burlingame resident to pay money for missing jury duty. If payment is not made, the scammer threatens the resident will be arrested by the police. The scammer requested the resident to pay with prepaid or gift cards.

The Burlingame Police Department will never call you and demand payment for missing jury duty. If you are ever in doubt, hang up the phone and call the police department.
Parks and Recreation Fall Registration
Come play with us! The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer the Fall 2018 season of classes, programs, and events for kids and adults. This is your opportunity to register for elementary and middle school sports leagues and after-school enrichment classes.

The Activity Guide should be arriving to your home in the coming days, but is now available at the Recreation Center and online . Registration for fall classes begins Tuesday, July 31st. Click here to register online .
Parking Lot E and H Closure Notification
As part of the City of Burlingame’s Parking Lot Resurfacing Project, Parking Lot E and H will be closed starting today and will be reopened Thursday, August 9th .

As construction activities approach the parking lots, "No Parking" signs will be posted no later than 48 hours prior to the actual construction. Due to construction activities, please make a special effort to keep your shoes clean to avoid tracking oil and unwanted materials into your vehicle.

For questions, please call the Public Works Engineering Department at 650-558-7230.
Summer S.T.E.A.M. in August
Join us at the Burlingame Library for a month of S.T.E.A.M. activities every Friday in August. These children’s programs will be in the Children’s Room from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and math.


Friday, August 3 rd – Alka Seltzer Rockets
Friday, August 10 th – Cupcake Circuit Cards
Friday, August 17 th – Egg Drop Competition
Friday, August 24 th – Kool-aid Abstract Art
Friday, August 31 st – Binary Code Star Bracelet
Burlingame Neighborhoods May Receive Free Emergency Supplies
Apply for an emergency cache by August 30th

The Burlingame City Council has approved funding for 20 emergency caches to be distributed to neighborhoods that participate in drills and other neighborhood activities. The caches, valued at $550, are for use in neighborhoods in the event of an emergency. They are filled with emergency supplies that include first aid essentials, tools that enable volunteers to protect themselves (hard hats, safety goggles, dust masks, gloves, etc.); and materials needed to set up an emergency base and equip teams of volunteers to aid victims and assess damage after a disaster.

The Burlingame Neighborhood Network will be distributing these caches to neighborhoods that have a track record of engagement with emergency preparedness activities. The caches will allow neighbors to help one another in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, without having to scramble for suppliers.

Residents who would like a cache for their neighborhood can request an application form by emailing info@burlingamenetwork.org . Applications are due August 30.
Recycling Etc.
Your recycling questions answered!
We own a rabbit and was wondering if the contents of its soiled hay bin can go into the green yard waste bin?
Unfortunately, animal waste is not accepted in the green compost bin.

How can I dispose of a bottle of oil, container of mayonnaise, peanut butter, and similar items that haven't been used for a long time?
  • To dispose small amounts of kitchen oil, absorb it with a paper towel and compost the towel, then recycle the empty bottle.
  • For larger amounts of kitchen oil that you cannot recycle or reuse, pour the old oil into a non-recyclable sealable container and dump in the trash.
  • If you have motor oil, recycle it at a collection center or recycle it at the curb.
  • For containers of mayonnaise, peanut butter, and similar items, those would have to be emptied first before placing it in the recycling bin. They can be wiped out with a paper towel then composted. If necessary, they can also be rinsed in the drain as long there's no oil or grease.

Are CDs and DVDs recycable?
They are not accepted in the Recology recycling program. However, they can be dropped off at Green Citizen in Burlingame for a small fee ($0.50/lb to recycle).

Send your recycling questions to jlee@burlingame.org . Find past questions and answers here ; and an excellent resource for what goes in what bin here .
Events Around Town
Summer Bingo
Monday, July 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Burlingame Library, Lane Community Room

Join us on Monday night for Summer Bingo. The whole family is welcome to play and win prizes!
Family Fun Night - Magic Dan
Tuesday, July 31 at 7:00 p.m.
Burlingame Library, Children's Room

Our last Family Fun night of the summer with feature Magic Dan, a magician who will entertain all with his unbelievable magic!
Community Corner (not sponsored by the City of Burlingame)
Broadway Grade Separation Project
Wednesday, August 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Burlingame Library, Lane Community Room
480 Primrose Road, Burlingame, CA 94010
Caltrain will be hosting a community meeting for an update on the Preliminary Design Phase for the Broadway Grade Separation Project.

A preferred design alternative was approved by City Council in 2017. The project will separate the tracks from the road at Broadway by partially raising the tracks and partially lowering the road which will improve safety and circulation for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists; reduce congestion; and increase railroad operational efficiency.

For more information or to sign up for project updates, visit www.caltrain.com/BBGS .
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