June 14, 2018
Burlingame Dispatchers Honored
Choose Preferred Community Center Design
Adventure Camp
Water Tubes for New Trees
Recycling Etc. Questions Answered
Events Around Town
Community Corner
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pdSan Bruno City Council Recognizes Burlingame Police Department Dispatchers

On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, the City of San Bruno City Council recognized Burlingame Police Department employees for their help during the April 3, 2018 YouTube shooting. Congratulations Police Services Manager Christine Granucci and Dispatchers Melissa Hunkin and Tara Filiere, pictured below with Mayor Brownrigg. 

In the moments following the YouTube campus shooting in San Bruno, both the San Bruno Police and Burlingame Police dispatch centers received numerous 911 calls reporting gunshots.
Even though the shooting occurred in San Bruno, Burlingame Police dispatchers were able to assist because of a partner agreement between the two police departments to maintain a virtual dispatch center, thereby creating redundancy for both police communications centers. Shared police radios, computer aided dispatch (CAD), and phones ensure uninterrupted 911 services to callers in the event of disasters, major events and technical difficulties.
ccdChoose Your Preferred Community Center Design!

City leaders seek your input on the conceptual design options for the new Burlingame Community Center! Click here to participate in a quick survey to choose your preferred design option. We appreciate your participation !
advencamp Adventure Camp for K-8
It's not too late to join!

Make this a summer to remember by joining Burlingame Adventure Camp. Participants can join in sports, water and outdoor activities, cooking lessons, crafty projects, and field trips, while hanging out with some of the best camp counselors in town. Summer camp is open to Kindergarten through 8th grade and is held at the Burlingame Recreation Center, conveniently located at 850 Burlingame Ave! 

Registration is open! Click here to register or call 650-558-7300. Check out the Adventure Camp blog by clicking here
waterWater Tubes for New Trees

You may notice that when new trees are planted by City crews, they often install a white perforated pipe next to the root ball. The purpose of this pipe is to collect water and direct the water to the bottom of the root ball, forcing the roots to grow downward to seek moisture instead of growing horizontally where they could damage sidewalks and other hardscapes.

Water is necessary for a young tree to manufacture and transport food throughout the canopy. Lack of water causes the tree to wilt, loose its leaves, and eventually die. Homeowners should water their newly planted trees on a regular basis by filling the water tube, as well as the tree well, with five gallons of water weekly until the tree is established.
recRecycling Etc.
Your recycling questions answered!
Can the tops of toothpaste tubes (on the tubes that stand on the cap) be removed and put in recycling or are they trash just like the tube?
These cannot be recycled in our blue recycling bins. However, they can be recycled through TerraCycle's Tom's of Maine Natural Care Recycling Program. Note: this program collects any brand of waste and includes toothpaste tubes and caps, mouthwashes, deodorants, toothbrushes, floss containers, and soap packaging

I have a small box of brake cleaner, carburetor cleaner and wax.  How can I dispose of these?
These would have to go through the San Mateo County Household Hazardous Waste Program.

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 .
EventsEvents Around Town
Repair Cafe -  Burlingame Library Offers Free Repairs
Saturday, June 16, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Rd.

Visit the Repair Café at the Burlingame Library, where a community of repairers, volunteers, and visitors come together for the purpose of repairing household items.  Past repairs have included old lamps, electronic toys, radios, tea kettles, and even a kitchen drawer.

Eligible items include small household appliances, electrical items, computers, mobile phones, lamps, jewelry repairs, sewing repairs and gadgets. Participants are limited to 3 items please. A pair of earrings will count as one item.

Also at 1:00 p.m., Beeline Bikes will teach a bike maintenance clinic on the front porch. Learn how to fix a flat tire which could be critical when you are biking up in Wine Country or even by Crystal Springs.

The Library will have e-waste bins again. They filled up very quickly last time so please come early. Please no light bulbs or microwaves. Batteries can be recycled across the street at City Hall.

The Repair Café brings together fix-it volunteers with folks who have items in need of repair. Youths can be paired with a "fixer" to learn new skills. The event offers a chance to keep things out of the landfill as well as build community. While waiting for your turn, you can enjoy free refreshments and chat with others.
If you are interested in volunteering to do repairs or help staff the Repair Café, please contact Cynthia Rider at rider@plsinfo.org or 650-558-7407.

Pet Parade Planning Meeting
Tuesday, June 19, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
AVR Realty, 1169 Broadway, Burlingame
If you are interested in helping with the 15th annual Burlingame Pet Parade, please come to the first planning meeting. The parade will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, on Broadway. If you want to help but can't attend the meeting, please email Ayn Gilmore at mail@avrr.com.
The Pet Parade Committee is also looking for prospective pets to be honored at this year's Parade Marshal during the parade. To qualify, they must be unusual or exceptional in some way. Please send your suggestions to Ayn. 

Photo of dog with sunglasses below taken by Susan Monroe.

Is Climate Change Making You Sick?
Tuesday, June 26, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Rd.

Climate change is making us sick, says Paul Auerbach, M.D., a professor of emergency medicine at Stanford University. During this free program, he'll reveal the frightening ways that climate change is increasing allergens, creating toxic algal blooms and impacting health in other negative health ways.
"Is Climate Change Making You Sick?," is presented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame (CEC) and is cosponsored by the Citizens' Climate Lobby of San Mateo.
Auerbach, who is one of the world's leading authorities on wilderness medicine, recently co-authored a book, "Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health," which will be available for sale.
"When people begin to understand how much we will all suffer due to extreme weather, maybe they'll begin to address the issue," he said. "We're not talking about polar bears running out of icebergs. Climate change is an international threat that threatens the future of humanity."
For more information, visit cecburlingame.org or email info@cecburlingame.org.
CommunityCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Free Electric Vehicle Workshop for Multifamily Property Owners
Tuesday, July 10, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Peninsula Clean Energy Office, 2075 Woodside Rd, Redwood City, CA  94061

Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), San Mateo County's official electricity provider, wants to make it easier for multifamily property owners to become electric vehicle (EV) ready for their tenants.

PCE is offering technical assistance including free site electrical assessments, guidance on apartment policies and linkages to existing resources for EV charger installations.  Attend this workshop to learn about how to prepare your facilities for the growing demand for EV-ready homes and how to take advantage of PCE's free consulting.

Please RSVP by clicking on this link.

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