countyCounty Offers Mobile Voting Center
A service to voters with disabilities

The presidential primary election is on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.  Voters with disabilities who are not able to vote at polling places or at established voting centers can take advantage of a mobile voting center.  A mobile voting center is a mobile electronic voting system to allow a voter to independently and in private cast a ballot away from traditional polling locations.

This service is offered:
  • Monday - Friday (through June 6), from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 4, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 7, from 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Voters must call (650) 312-5222 or email registrar@smcare.org at least 24 hours ahead of time to schedule an appointment.

bocceBocce Ball Tournament a Success!
Thank you Burlingame Parks & Recreation Foundation

On May 7, the Burlingame Parks & Recreation Foundation conducted a Bocce Ball Tournament in Washington Park. Six teams braved the drizzly day with participants, young and old, all having a great time. The event generated over $500 for the Foundation's mission of raising funds to make improvements to Burlingame's Parks facilities, creating new recreation programs and providing recreation scholarships for Burlingame youth. Those interested in participating in the Foundation's upcoming Fall Bocce Tournament should send an email to info@supportburlingameparks.org for details. The Foundation wishes to thank Il Piccolo for generously providing some of the prizes and everyone who participated in the tournament. To learn more about the Foundation, support its mission or find information on upcoming events, go to www.supportburlingameparks.org.
businessawardBurlingame Business Wins Award
Congratulations Nuts for Candy

John and Nora Kevranian, owners of Nuts for Candy, a Burlingame business and candy store located in the Broadway Commercial District, were recently honored at the California State Capital as winners of the Small Business of the Year for Assembly District 22. The Small Business Award was presented by Speaker Pro Tempore Kevin Mullin who described Nuts for Candy as  "a landmark store in Burlingame and a big part of the character and charm of the quaint downtown area." The Kevranians were also recognized for their dedication to surrounding merchants and service on the Board of Directors for the Burlingame Business Improvement District as well as supporting the Burlingame Community for Education.  Congratulations John and Nora on this magnificent award!
  

policePolice Landscape Update
Hello Plants

The Parks crew got help last week from the Police Chief, City Manager, and Parks and Recreation Director in planting various vegetation around the site. Many plant types were used including: several species of Penstemon (Beard tongue), Salvia (Sage), Lavandula (Lavender), Verbena, Mimulus (monkey flower), Sedum (succulent) and Festuca (fescue grass). These native and drought tolerant plants look great on the property! Drip irrigation, to be installed soon, will be the finishing touch to the landscape project. 
sawyerSawyer Camp Trail Closures
Temporary, partial weekday closures during habitat restoration

To ensure public safety during habitat restoration in the Peninsula Watershed, part of the southern section of Sawyer Camp Trail will be closed to thru trail traffic on weekdays, from approximately mile marker 1-1/4 to mile 3-1/2 (the Jepson Laurel) Monday through Friday, June 13 - July 1. Large equipment will be in use on the trail to prepare the area for habitat restoration efforts. The trail is fully open on weekends.
 
Although the trail is closed to thru traffic, it will be open for the first approximately 1.25 miles from the South Gate at Crystal Springs, and for approximately 2.5 miles from the North Gate at Hillcrest for trail users. Bicyclists wanting thru access should use alternative routes during this period.
 
Click here for pictures, a map and future closure schedules. For more information go to sfwater.org/peninsula, email mliapes@sfwater.org, or call (866) 973-1476.
EventsEvents Around Town
Final Competition of Burlingame Idol
Saturday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Burlingame Parks and Recreation, 850 Burlingame Ave.

Come to the final competition of Burlingame Idol.  Eleven finalists will be performing their songs to determine the Burlingame Idol winner in four different categories.  Burlingame's "Glee" will open the competition singing "Lean On Me" and "Happy".

The performers that have advanced to the final competition after five weeks of eliminations are Misha Irfan, Holly Simson, Janelle Feraro, Hannah Broman, Lucy Ballinger, Alastair Rao, Sophia Aziza, Lavinia Simson, Aja Walker, Delores Huajardo and Jeff Cleary.

This competition is free and open to the public.  There will be a catered dinner at 5:00 p.m.  The cost is $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and children under 14.  For reservations and more information, please contact iambasque@gmail.com or (650) 697-6936. 
Community Night with the Dragons
Friday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Burlingame High School

Come show your Burlingame Pride. Community Night with the Burlingame Dragons is sponsored by the Burlingame Parks & Recreation Foundation and proceeds from each ticket purchased will benefit the Foundation and a community group of your choice.  For more information click here.
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/.
Peninsula Girls Chorus Auditions in Burlingame
Thursday, June 9; Saturday, June 11; and, August 13
Burlingame United Methodist Church
 
Peninsula Girls Chorus (PGC) is holding auditions on for singers from South San Francisco to Mountain View. These auditions are for entry to PGC in September 2016. Now in its 22nd year, the PGC is open to all girls, ages 6-18, who love to sing. PGC was voted one of the best choirs on the Peninsula in 2014 by CBS local news, and "Best of Burlingame" every year since 2009.
Singers in PGC perform in two concerts annually, and regularly perform the National Anthem at SF Giants games, as well as singing in a variety of community settings. With 200+ singers in five choir levels, these girls experience joyful music making, a nurturing teaching environment, top-notch training in healthy vocal technique, music reading and musicianship instruction, the chance to make new friends, performances throughout the community and opportunities for travel, both locally and abroad. Summer 2017 will include an overseas tour! Tuition assistance is available. For more information about the PGC and to schedule an audition appointment, please visit  www.peninsulagirlschorus.org.

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