January 3, 2019
Navigating the New Roundabout at California Drive
 
The fourth and final phase of the California Drive Roundabout project has begun! In addition to resurfacing California Drive, between Oak Grove Avenue and Burlingame Avenue, crews will be working on green infrastructure updates, drainage improvements, utilities, signage, and striping. Weather permitting, the project is on schedule to be completed in February.

To acquaint drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians with the new traffic pattern (once the roundabout is fully opened), the City of Burlingame has developed a two-minute instructional video. Be sure to take a look! 
 
For more information, visit the project website. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the project team at roundabout@burlingame.org, or 650-288-6436.
New Year, New Business Goals?

The City's Economic Development Division would like to help existing and new businesses in Burlingame achieve their New Year's resolutions. Visit the City's website to learn about Burlingame's business associations, view the economic activity dashboard, find available commercial property, obtain information about licensing and permitting, or learn more about the Division in general.
Reminder to Adhere to City's Leaf Blower Ordinance

City regulations require the following:
  • Commercial blowers may be used on only ONE day per week, per area, with an extra day for R3 and R4 buildings. Click here to view the map and determine your designated day.
  • Residents may use their own blowers on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., as well as on their assigned weekday.
  • Commercial blowers must display a sticker, issued by the Department of Public Works, certifying that the machinery is < 65 decibels.

Burlingame Offers Special Needs Registry

If someone in your home has special needs, you can let the Burlingame Police Department know so that emergency personnel can respond appropriately. Police officers will receive an automatic message about this person’s special needs if they are called to your address.
 

Family members and care providers are encouraged to enroll Burlingame residents of any age with any medical or mental health condition or disability such as dementia, autism, epilepsy, or ambulatory restrictions.

You can even attach documents (in PDF format) and photos. There’s also an opportunity at the end of the form to provide additional details, including the location of a hidden key, in order to minimize the need for emergency personnel to force entry into your residence.

Burlingame residents with questions about the registry can contact the Burlingame Police Department at 650-777-4100 during business hours.
Environmental Tip of the Week
Find an eco-friendly alternative to an item you use every day

New year, new you. Resolve to find a more sustainable item that either uses less toxic chemicals and less plastic, or is sustainably sourced. Examples range from washing your hair with a shampoo bar, brushing your teeth with a toothbrush made of bamboo, or drinking smoothies with a reusable straw.
Events Around Town
Save the Date for the Royal Ball
For ages 3-11 years old accompanied by an adult
Saturday, January 12, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center

Get dressed in your best outfit, and prepare to dance the night away with your date. Princesses and princes (ages 3-11) may ask anyone (over 18 years old) to accompany them as their evening companion. A great feast will be provided along with a royal Master of Ceremonies and DJ; as well as a photo booth! Chaperones with multiple young royals can purchase additional, discounted tickets, if needed! And remember, no one is too old for fairy tales! We hope to see you all there!  Click on this link to register

Community Events (events not sponsored by the City of Burlingame)
Burlingame Hillsborough History Museum
Open this Sunday, January 6, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Burlingame Train Station, 290 California Dr., at Burlingame Ave.

Visit the Burlingame Hillsborough History Museum this Sunday where you’ll find an eclectic collection of artifacts, displays, and exhibits that will inform and delight you no matter your age. Get a close up view of the 1908 Fire Department chemical wagon, or touch an El Camino Bell. Come back often—there’s always something new inside.
Solar Installation Volunteer Training
Saturday, January 19, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Main Library
 
Participate in an orientation session training covering the basics of solar, electricity, and construction from nonprofit SunWork . Afterwards, you are eligible to volunteer for solar installations, working together with SunWork's small staff, attaching racking, running conduit, hanging inverters, and mounting the solar panels. Register here.
Going Solar Workshop
Saturday, January 19, 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Main Library
 
Learn about solar photovoltaic (PV) for your home from nonprofit SunWork. Understand the basics of solar PV, the economic benefits of going solar, the options you have, and purchasing tips. Special focus will be on home owners with low electric bills averaging under $100/month. Register here.
Free Electronics Reuse & Recycling Drop-off Event
January 26, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Caltrain Parking Lot O, 1090 Burlingame Ave.

This event is free for San Mateo County residents. However, residents must provide proof of residency in the County by presenting a driver's license, utility bill, or garbage collection bill.

Items that  will be accepted  include:
  • Small appliances such as microwaves, hairdryers, vacuum cleaners, lamps (without bulbs), etc.
  • Radio and stereo components
  • Phones and cell phones
  • Fax machines, copiers, printers, and scanners
  • Televisions, VCRs, and DVD players
  • Computers (CPUs), monitors, laptops, keyboards, and hard drives
  • Electronic video games, and toys

Items that  will NOT be accepted  include: 
  • Batteries of any kind
  • Fluorescent light bulbs, tubes, and ballasts
  • Large appliances such as stoves, dryers, washing machines, and air conditioners
  • Smoke detectors
  • Solar panels
  • Thermostats
  • Refrigerators and other items containing freon (such as water and wine coolers)

Items in working condition will be donated to local Goodwill stores for reuse!
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