April 27, 2017
Welcome to Our Newest Police Officers
Potholes on El Camino Real
101/Peninsula Ave Interchange Project
Motorcycle Safety Classes
BIS is a CA Gold Ribbon School
Interested in a Business Loan
Franklin is a CA Honor Roll School
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Weekly Caltrain Notices

policeWelcome to Our Newest Police Officers!

Join us in giving Jordan Velasco and Rafael Noriega (pictured here with Chief Wollman) a big Burlingame welcome! Officers Velasco and Noriega have been on board about a month now as part of our team maintaining the 911 and crime prevention programs you value.
potholesConcerned About Potholes on El Camino Real?

Heavy rain storms this past winter wreaked havoc on El Camino Real, especially in the outside lanes. Since El Camino Real is a state route owned by Caltrans (State Route 82), they are solely responsible for repairing potholes.
To report a pothole or other maintenance problem on El Camino Real, please click here to fill out a Caltrans maintenance request. To report a pothole or other problem on a City-owned street, please call the City's Street and Sewer Division at (650) 558-7670, or use our app, accessBurlingame.   If you don't want to download the app, you can also submit a service request from our website by clicking here.
peninsulaUS 101/Peninsula Avenue Interchange Project
Two community meetings
The City of San Mateo is hosting two community meetings in May 2017 regarding the proposed US 101/Peninsula Avenue Interchange Project, one in Burlingame and one in San Mateo.

The Burlingame Community Workshop will be an interactive meeting to gather input on concepts for design, and traffic study intersections. A presentation will be followed by a table break-out session where attendees will work in groups on project elements. It will be held on Tuesday May 16, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Social Hall at the Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Avenue in Burlingame.

On Wednesday May 17, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. a community meeting will be held in San Mateo to review and gather input on the proposed US 101/Peninsula Avenue Interchange Project. The meeting will be held at San Mateo City Hall, 330 West 20th Avenue in San Mateo. The San Mateo meeting format will be a presentation followed by an Open House.

Peninsula Avenue is a major gateway to the City of San Mateo and the City of Burlingame. The project will relocate the existing US 101 southbound on and off-ramps from East Poplar Avenue to Peninsula Avenue to eliminate the partial interchange condition and create a single, full access interchange at Peninsula Avenue and Airport Boulevard. The project will provide improved access to US Highway 101 to residents and businesses in south Burlingame and north San Mateo. 
For more information in Burlingame, contact Andrew Wong, Public Works Department, City of Burlingame at (650) 558-7237 or awong@burlingame.org. For San Mateo, please contact Gary Heap, Public Works Department, City of San Mateo at (650) 522-7307 or heap@cityofsanmateo.org. You can also visit www.cityofsanmateo.org/peninsula for additional project details.
motorcycleMay is Motorcycle Safety Month
Riders urged to get trained and ride safely
Improving Motorcycle Safety Aim of the Burlingame Police Department . The Burlingame Police Department is joining law enforcement statewide and across the United States in the National Motorcycle safety awareness month special enforcement operations. In addition, the California Motorcyclist Safety Program is offering special, low cost rider training classes during the month of May.
The Burlingame Police Department will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation in an effort to lower deaths and injuries. Extra officers will be patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes occur. Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and riders alike that can lead to motorcycle crashes. They will be cracking down on both those operating regular vehicles and motorcycles who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, making illegal turns, or any other dangerous violation.
The California Motorcyclist Safety Program (CMSP) training program is offering a "Total Control Refresher Training" course during the month of May. This four-hour riding class is for experienced riders with a current motorcycle license. Riders will use their own street-legal motorcycle during the class taught by CMSP-certified Instructors at a cost of only $95. Log onto the CMSP website to register at a location near you.
California motorcycle fatalities saw a phenomenal drop of 37 percent from 2008 to 2010, but then rose 31 percent by 2015. Efforts like these are aimed at curbing any more rises in motorcycle deaths and sending the numbers back downward. Over the course of the past 3 years in Burlingame, motorcycle involved collisions have resulted in 7 fatal and injury crashes. News Riders are urged to get basic training through the California Motorcyclist Safety Program. Information and training locations are available at http://www.californiamotorcyclist.com/ or (877) RIDE 411 or (877) 743-3411.
BISBIS is a California Gold Ribbon School


Sacramento-State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that 275 middle schools and high schools are being honored under the Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program. Congratulations to Burlingame Intermediate School; one of the California Gold Ribbon Schools being honored for 2017.


"These terrific schools are leading the way in embracing our new rigorous academic standards and showing others how to help students succeed on their way to 21st century careers and college," Torlakson said.


The California Gold Ribbons Schools Award was created to honor schools in place of the California Distinguished Schools Program, which is on hiatus while California creates new assessment, accountability, and continuous improvement systems.

bloanInterested in a Business Loan?

Click here to read an article from Consumer Affairs about funding your small business.
franklinFranklin is a California Honor Roll School
Congratulations to Franklin Elementary School in the Burlingame School District for being named an Honor Roll School for the 2016 California Honor Roll presented by Educational Results Partnership and the Campaign for Business Education Excellence.
The 2016 Honor Roll recognizes public elementary, middle, and high schools that
demonstrate consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps. This year, the California Honor Roll recognized 1,866 higher performing schools that are distinguished for their academic achievement and for closing achievement gaps.
EventsEvents Around Town
Cancelled... Friday, April 28 Mission ImPASTable Event

The Mission ImPASTAble event scheduled for tomorrow evening, and organized by Burlingame's Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience. Keep your eye out for future YAC sponsored community events.
Owner/Builder Workshop
Saturday, April 29, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lane Community Room, Burlingame Library 480 Primrose Road

A helpful class for any homeowner who is thinking about performing the duties of an owner/ builder on their residential project in the City of Burlingame. A brief history of the California Building Codes will be presented, followed by a presentation on the pros and cons of being an owner/builder. Tips on hiring a contractor will be provided.

The Central County Fire Department will provide a brief presentation and helpful hints regarding fire code requirements in residential structures. There will be a question and answer session at the end of the meeting. Presented by the City of Burlingame and Central County Fire Department. Register today by calling the Building Division at (650) 558-7270.
Catch the Rain
Saturday, April 29, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tech Lab, Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road
Learn how to harvest and use rainwater for your garden and landscape. Discover the benefits of rainwater harvesting, practice setting up a barrel rainwater storage for your home, and receive a rain barrel rebate. Start of workshop will feature a brief presentations on Peninsula Clean Energy. Rainwater Harvesting Workshop Featuring a Presentation on Peninsula Clean Energy.
City Council Meeting
Monday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers, 501 Primrose Rd.

Click here to view the agenda.
May the 4th Be With You
Thursday, May 4, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Avenue

Not so long ago, in a galaxy pretty close to home...the Burlingame Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) decided to bring you a celebration of all things Star Wars: May the 4th Be With You!
Students in K-5th grade will participate in activity stations, dinner and fun, all while allowing your child to channel their inner Jedi. Wear your best Wookiee costume, Darth Vader mask, or Princess Leia hair buns, the options are endless! We hope to see your child here! For any additional questions contact Nicole Rath. (650) 558-7308. To register click here.
Workshop: Is Business Ownership Right for You?
Saturday, May 6, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Burlingame Library, 480 Primrose Road
Have you ever considered starting a business? Looking for new opportunities to help your business grow? Come join us, to participate in a business workshop where you can learn about the latest trends in businesses. You will have the opportunity to learn about business resources that can help start and grow your business.
Streets Alive! Parks Alive!
Sunday, May 7, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Park Rd. Between Burlingame Ave. and Howard Ave.
Streets Alive Parks Alive is coming ! The event will be an extension of the Sunday Fresh Market in Burlingame on Park Road. The event will have live music and feature a bounce house, class demonstrations, and city information tables. Everyone is welcome to this awesome event. We hope to see your happy faces there!!
Community Workshop Meeting
Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Social Hall, Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Avenue
You are invited to attend a community workshop meeting to learn about the proposed US 101/Peninsula Avenue Interchange improvements. The project purpose is to develop and evaluate for a design alternative to improve the US 101/Peninsula Avenue Interchange in San Mateo.
The project will improve traffic circulation in the project area and provide improved access into the communities of south Burlingame and north San Mateo. The City of San Mateo is sponsoring this community workshop meeting. YOUR OPINION MATTERS!
The community workshop will be an interactive meeting to gather input on concepts for design and traffic study intersections. For more information contact:  awong@burlingame.org.
CommunityCommunity Corner
Screening of "Before the Flood"
Wednesday, May 3, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Burlingame High School Auditorium, 1 Mangini Way, Burlingame

Directed by Academy Award winner Fisher Stevens, Before the Flood features Leonardo DiCaprio on an international journey as a United Nations "Messenger of Peace," sounding the alarm about the growing climate crisis. Distributed by National Geographic, this documentary is 96 minutes long. This program is cosponsored by the Burlingame High School Parents' Group. Admission is free.

The program also will include BHS student Jeffery Chen's video, "The Plastic Bottle Controversy Explained," which recently was the Overall Festival Winner at the Clear the Air Filmfest. In addition, Phil Gregory of Burlingame law firm Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy will speak briefly about a landmark lawsuit by 21 young people who are suing the U.S. government to take action on climate change.

BHS student Jeffrey Chen's video can be viewed here:
For more info on the young people's lawsuit, go to:
For more information, visit cecburlingame.org or email info@cecburlingame.org.
Green Home Workshop
Saturday, May 7, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
San Mateo County Center, 455 County Center, Room 101, 1st Floor, Redwood City

Learn how to make your own all-natural, affordable, non-toxic home cleaning products. We'll also guide you through fun reuse crafting projects to turn everyday items that you might usually discard into something useful for your home.
Bike To Work Day
Thursday, May 11

Whether you are an avid cyclist or need to dust off your bike, join thousands of other cyclists in the Bay Area and bike to work on  Thursday, May 11 as part of Bike to Work Day and National Bike Month. Stop by the Burlingame Caltrain Station Energizer Station in the morning for treats hosted by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame .

Did you know, almost 40% of Bay Area commuters  live within just five miles of their workplace? If every person living this close to their workplace ditched their cars on Bike to Work Day alone, it would remove more than 60,000 vehicles off the road and reduce vehicle emissions by more than 150,000 pounds.
Grassroots Advocacy & Skill Building with Brian Rawson
Saturday, June 3, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
850 Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Avenue

Presented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame, this workshop will teach participants to use tools and techniques to advocate for the issue of their choice. They will practice refining their message for a target audience, giving a brief, persuasive talk on an issue and developing tactics that get noticed by those with the power to create change.
Reservation deadline is May 22. Cost: $15; scholarships available. More info at cecburlingame.org or email info@cecburlingame.org. Click here for a reservation form with full details.
Civil Rights Summer Enrichment Class (Grades 9-12)
Monday - Friday, July 24-28, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Capuchino High School, San Bruno

Be a part of a meaningful dialogue with a member of the Little Rock Nine! Collaborate with  like-minded people who share your passion for civil rights. Increase your awareness of global citizenship, and learn strategies for implementing lessons from the civil rights era in your daily life.

Register now! Open to all students enter 9-12 grade. All districts are welcome.

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