September 14, 2017
Pedestrians Don't Have Armor
BHS Student Leads By Example
Limited Access to Washington Park 9/18
Seeking Leaders: Citywide Emergency Drill
General Plan Community Workshop
Carolan Complete Streets Project
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Weekly Caltrain Notices

pedestrianPedestrians Don't Have Armor
The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) is again announcing that September is "California Pedestrian Safety Month".

This month draws attention to the 892 pedestrians who were killed on California roadways in 2016 alone, accounting for over 24 percent of all roadways deaths in the state, up from 17 percent just a decade ago.
The Burlingame Police Department will be joining with other agencies to promote public awareness.  
Both drivers and walkers are cautioned to put down the cell phones, since electronic distractions are seen in increasing numbers of pedestrian crashes.  Other factors for drivers include unsafe speed and failure to see and yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and intersections.  For pedestrians, the major dangers are jaywalking and thinking that they can be seen at night, especially while wearing dark clothing. To learn about the dangers of being a pedestrian, who is at risk and safety tips visit Pedestrian Safety or watch an OTS video by clicking here.
bhsBHS Student Leads by Example

Burlingame High School student, Gabe Hyman, is an example for us all!  Unwilling to ignore the trash littering his walk to school, between the Peninsula Tennis Club and the Burlingame Parks Yard, he decided to do something about it.  At first, he began picking it up and eventually installed a blue trash bin on the fence to encourage others to do the same.  Sure, it wasn't his trash, but he took ownership nonetheless. Thank you, Gabe, for taking the initiative to help keep Burlingame clean! 

washparkLimited Access to Washington Park on September 18

The re-surfacing of the Washington Park pathways located in Washington Park will be completed on Monday, September 18.  The Parks Division will be placing a seal coat on the entire park path.  Most of the area will be blocked off and signs will be posted in the park specifying the locations.  There will be very limited access to the park during the work.   For more information contact the Parks Division at (650) 558-7330.
emergencySeeking Leaders for Citywide Emergency Drill

All Burlingame residents are invited to participate in Burlingame's fifth annual Citywide Emergency Drill on Saturday, October 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. You'll learn how work together with neighbors and support one another following a disaster, when professional help may not be available for 72 hours or longer. You'll also discover how to communicate with Ham radio operators who can forward your requests to the city's Emergency Operations Center and relay important emergency info to your neighborhood group.
This exercise is organized by the Burlingame Neighborhood Network (BNN) and is supported by the Central County Fire Department, the Burlingame Police Department, Burlingame CERTs and local HAM radio operators. It will take place on multiple blocks throughout Burlingame. Adults and children 10 and older can take active roles. It's free.
Individuals planning to lead a drill - and anyone who is interested - should attend the Communications Workshop on September 28 and the Drill Walk-Through on October 3 to learn how the drill works. Burlingame High students who participate can quality for community service credit.

Burlingame residents who wish to participate should send their street address to The deadline for forming groups is September 22.
envisionMark Your Calendars - Envision Burlingame General Plan Community Workshop

After more than two years of community input, the draft Burlingame General Plan is ready for review. Mark your calendars for the evening of October 11th to join your neighbors to review the draft plan and share your thoughts. We'll be talking about land use, mobility, economic development, community health, and more.
The meeting will be an open house format, running from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Burlingame Recreation Center. A short presentation on the draft General Plan will be made at 7:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m., and 8:15 p.m.
So please mark your calendars and join us! Wednesday, October 11, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Avenue.
More information can be found on the General Plan Update and the entire Envision Burlingame initiative at
hipHIP 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.
carolanReminder: Carolan Complete Streets Project

Construction of the Carolan Complete Streets Project will start on September 18, 2017.  The City's contractor, Ghilotti Construction, will start construction on Carolan Avenue between Broadway and Oak Grove, constructing concrete curb ramps near the sidewalk and eventually paving the entire street. Access to and from Carolan Avenue will be limited during construction operations.  Please use alternate routes if possible.  The work is anticipated to last approximately two to three months. 
What to Expect During Construction
  • Weekday work hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • There will be at least one lane of traffic, in each direction, during construction of the curb ramps.  Left hand turns may be restricted within the construction area.
  • During the grinding and paving operation, all traffic will be limited on Carolan and alternate routes will be required.  The grinding and paving operation will take approximately five days.
  • Temporary parking restrictions on Carolan and the side streets will be posted at least 48 hours in advance.
  • There will be uneven pavement between construction and re-paving activities.
  • There will be possible short delays for residents or businesses to access properties or driveways. The contractor will temporarily place metal plates over open trenches to provide access if needed.
  • The contractor should not need to enter your home. If there is a need to enter your home due to an emergency, the contractor will be accompanied by a City representative, who will show proper identification.
If you have any questions regarding the project, please call the Project Information Hotline at (650) 642-5299. Your patience during this construction is greatly appreciated.
EventsEvents Around Town
Living Abroad in Costa Rica
Thursday, September 14, 7:00 p.m.
Burlingame Main Library, Lane Room
Erin Van Rheenen has made the move to Costa Rica herself, and in her book, Living Abroad in Costa  Rica , by Moon Travel Guides, she uses her know-how to provide insight and firsthand advice on navigating the language and culture of this beautiful country .
Moana - Movies in the Park
Friday, September 15, at sunset (approximately 7:45 p.m.)
Washington Park
Join the Parks and Recreation Department for a movie under the stars!  Moana will be playing on the big screen in Washington Park on Friday, September 15 at sunset (approximately 7:45pm).  Grab your friends and family, blankets, and chairs and come enjoy this FREE family-friendly event!  Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.  Bring your low back chairs and blankets.
Author Event with Harumo Sato
Friday, September 15, 3:30 p.m.
Burlingame Main Library, Children's Room
Spend the afternoon with author and illustrator Harumo Sato as she shares her book Ramen Girl and leads us in a drawing activity.
Burlingame's 2017 Bayfront Cleanup
Saturday, September 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Two meet-up locations: 1308 Bayshore Hwy (meet behind the old theatre) or 150 Anza Blvd (meet behind Embassy Suites)  
Burlingame is hosting an annual trash cleanup event. Join community members to clean the SF Bay shoreline along the Burlingame Bayfront Trail. This year there will be two locations along the bayfront! Meet at either 1308 Bayshore Hwy behind the old theater or 150 Anza Blvd behind Embassy Suites. Parking is available at both sites.
Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves, sunscreen, and water bottle! Groups should bring completed waiver forms for fast registration on the day of event. Visit for more information.
Living With Your Creek - Informational Open House
Wednesday, September 20, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Burlingame Main Library, 480 Primrose Rd.
The City of Burlingame's storm drain system consists of natural creeks (El Portal/Trousdale, Mills, Easton, Sanchez, Terrace, Burlingame, and Ralston) that convey storm water runoff from the hills to the bay.  The proper maintenance of the seven creeks is critical to the protection of homes, businesses, transportation networks from flooding.
We invite you to an informational open house where you can learn more about your creek, methods to protect the creek to ensure water quality, suggestions for best practices, and local vendors that can assist you in landscaping, design, and permitting requirements.  City representatives will be available from Public Works and Community Development Departments to assist you with your questions. 
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, those requiring accommodation for this meeting should notify Public Works 24 hours prior to the meeting at (650) 558-7245.  More information is available at or by calling (650) 558-7245.
Burlingame Pet Parade
Saturday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. (9:30 a.m. for owners and pets marching in parade)
Broadway and Chula Vista

There is no charge to participate, and there will be free entertainment and art projects for kids. For more information, visit or call (650) 342-2073.  
SunShares Solar and Energy Efficiency Workshop
Tuesday, October 17, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
City of San Mateo Main Library, Oak Room, 55 W. 3 rd Avenue, San Mateo

The City of Burlingame is co-hosting an upcoming workshop  with the City of San Mateo to present exciting solar energy opportunities. Please join us to learn about discounts and information on going solar and energy efficiency for your home.
If you are curious about solar or are looking for ways to save on energy, this workshop is for you! The workshop will feature Bay Area SunShares  and vendors from Peninsula Clean Energy , Home Upgrade , and solar installers.
CommunityCommunity Corner
Renter Protection Meeting
Saturday, September 16 at 11:00 a.m.
Burlingame Main Library, Upper Level Conference Room (in fiction stacks)

Come and be a part of the solution to the housing crisis in Burlingame and discuss ways to protect renters. This meeting is hosted by Housing For All Burlingame (HFAB).  This meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, contact

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