In this edition:                             January 12, 2017

New Cell Phone Law
Complete Streets Workshop
Future of Golf Center Site
Volunteer as Coach for Girls on the Run
Home Sharing
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Weekly Caltrain Notices

celllawNew Cell Phone Law
Reminder from the Burlingame Police Dept
Driving while holding and operating a cell telephone or electronic device is prohibited.
In an effort to reduce injuries and death resulting from distracted driving, California has tightened the restriction of the use of a cell phone while driving. The new law will now make it illegal for a motorist to hold a cell phone in their hand while driving, whether the cell phone is in use or not.
Cell phones must be mounted on the dashboard or on the windshield, so long as it does not obstruct the driver's view of the roadway. Motorists are allowed to tap their screen one time or swipe the screen one time. Anything more than this would be a violation of the cell phone law.
The Burlingame Police Department is dedicated to enforcing all traffic laws, to include the new cell phone law.
completestreetNotice for Community Workshop
California Drive Complete Streets Project

The City of Burlingame is hosting a second community workshop to present options for the California Drive Complete Streets project. The project aims to improve bicycle, pedestrian, and vehicular access along California Drive, from Murchison Drive to south of Broadway.  This 1.4 mile section of California Drive is an important connection for the City bicycle network and the San Mateo County North-South Bike Route. The workshop will be help Tuesday, January 24 at 6:00 p.m. See the Events Around Town section below for more details.
golfFuture of Burlingame Golf Center Site
To be discussed at January 17 City Council meeting

On Tuesday, January 17, the City Council will discuss the future of the Burlingame Golf Center site. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 501 Primrose Road. To read the staff report, click here (staff report will be posted by end of day Thursday, January 12). For those who are unable to attend in person, the meeting will be televised on Comcast channel 27, Wave channel 26, and AT&T channel 99, and streamed online.
volunteerVolunteer Coaches Needed
Girls on the Run of the Bay Area

Girls on the Run of the Bay Area is a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 5th grade. Its mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The organization is currently seeking volunteer coaches for two teams in Burlingame.  Click  here  to learn more or email Hanna Bernard at
homeshareHome Sharing
HIP Housing offers housing assistance throughout SM County

HIP Housing works as a resource to the community by providing creative, affordable solutions for low-cost housing in San Mateo County. Click here to visit their website.
EventsEvents Around Town
City Council Meeting
Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers, 501 Primrose Rd.

Click here to view the agenda.
California Drive Complete Streets Project Workshop
Tuesday, January 24 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Main Library, 480 Primrose Road

The City of Burlingame is hosting a second community workshop to present options for the California Drive Complete Streets project. The project aims to improve bicycle, pedestrian, and vehicular access along California Drive, from Murchison Drive to south of Broadway. For questions, contact Andrew Wong at or call (650) 558-7237.
Burlingame Annual Goal Setting Meeting
Saturday, January 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Public Library

Come and share your opinions and solutions on how we can make Burlingame a better place to live and work over the next five years.
The intent of this session is to update the City's existing goals and provide a vision and framework that will guide the direction and focus of the City over the next five years.  If you would like to participate but are unable to attend the session, click here to complete the questionnaire.
Princess Dance
Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Burlingame Parks and Recreation

Once Upon A Time, in the City of Burlingame, there was a Princess Dance event and all were invited! Get dressed in your best outfit and prepare to dance the night away with your handsome date. Dads, granddads, guardians or special friends are welcome to accompany princesses ages 5-11 years old. A great feast will be provided along with a royal Master of Ceremony and DJ, there will even be a photo booth! Dads with multiple princesses can purchase additional, discounted tickets, if needed! And remember, no one is too old for fairy tales! We hope to see you all there! The End. Click here to register
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Clean Energy Showcase
Friday, January 20 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Skyline College
Skyline College is hosting a Clean Energy Showcase of innovative solar companies and services. The community is invited to learn more about clean energy jobs, home energy solutions, and career opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.
Prohibition in San Mateo County
Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Public Library

A presentation by the Burlingame Historical Society, this event is free and open to the public.

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