May 25, 2017
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BPL Summer Reading Challenge 2017
Managed Lanes on US 101
Click It or Ticket
Beautification Commission Vacancy
Events Around Town
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At the May Council budget session, City Manager Lisa Goldman spoke about the importance of maintaining the services and addressing the priorities you value. Many of you have indicated that repairing infrastructure such as our aging streets, potholes, and WWII-era Recreation Center are your top concerns. Others have praised the excellent public safety services the City provides-our #1 priority.
pwweekIt's National Public Works Week

Thanks to all the folks who work so hard to maintain our infrastructure! #burlingame #publicworks #citythatworks

readingBPL Summer Reading Challenge 2017

The Burlingame Public Library invites you to join the Summer Reading Challenge - Read, Learn and Explore - this summer.
You can pick up a reading log at the Burlingame Public Library Children's Desk or Easton Branch Library starting May 22.  You will receive a free book when you "sign up" this year! Read for 15 minutes for at least 30 days during the summer and complete six activities to finish the program.  Return the completed log by August 31 to receive a free paperback book, a Round Table pizza coupon, a Benihana coupon, a raffle ticket for a chance to win San Francisco Giants tickets, and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $1,000 college scholarship. There are also reading programs for younger children, teens, and adults- something for every member of the family.                                                                                                     
Adults can grab one of our program guides for a full list of events happening from June to August as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. We've got movie screenings, art events, author talks, crafts, cooking classes, and a 1967-themed Open House event with live Jazz music.  Pick up a Summer Learning log and turn it in by August 31 for your chance to win a $75 gift certificate to Books, Inc. Check our website for more details -
managedlanesCaltrans Public Meetings: Managed Lanes on US 101

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority, along with Caltrans and the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG), will be hosting two public community meetings to present a proposed Managed Lanes Project on US 101 in Northern Santa Clara County and San Mateo County.

The purpose of the proposed project is to provide a continuous lane in each direction on US 101 from the terminus of the Santa Clara County Express Lanes to I-380 in northern San Mateo County. This continuous lane would be managed in real time to achieve maximum efficiency and operations. Given the importance of the US 101 Corridor, finding a solution to the growing congestion and associated delay has become a high priority. Attendance is encouraged as your input is important.
Meeting Information:
  1. Wednesday, May 31, 2017,  6:30 p.m., San Mateo City Hall, 330 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94043
  2. Monday, June 5, 2017, 6:30 p.m.,  Redwood City's City Hall, 1071 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063
For additional project information, click here to be directed to the Caltrans project webpage.

clickitClick It or Ticket Campaign Started May 22

As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacations, the Burlingame Police Department and the California Office of Traffic Safety is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket.  Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep you and your family safe, the national seat belt campaign will take place May 22 through June 4, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year.
Officers will conduct seat belt enforcement operations during the two week Click It Or Ticket mobilization to help lower California's traffic deaths. In addition to these special patrols, officers on routine patrol will also be looking for unrestrained drivers and passengers to stop and cite.
"The Burlingame Police Department encourages the use of seatbelts. The simple and quick task of using your seatbelt can prevent injuries and save lives. High-visibility seat belt enforcement is important 24 hours a day, but nighttime is especially deadly for unbuckled occupants. In 2013, in California, about 59 percent of passenger vehicle occupants were killed at night (6 p.m. - 5:59 a.m.) who were not wearing their seat belts." said Burlingame's Chief of Police Eric Wollman.  
Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night. In San Mateo County, the ticket cost for an adult seat belt violation is approximately $162, with penalties for not restraining a child at $465.
In 2015, 545 Californians where killed because they did not buckle their seat belts according to NHTSA. Nationally, almost twice as many males were killed in crashes as compared to females, with lower belt use rates, too. Of the males killed in crashes in 2015, more than half (52%) were unrestrained. For females killed in crashes, 42 percent were not buckled up. 
libraryvacantBeautification Commission Vacancy
There is currently one opening with the Beautification Commission.  The application deadline is June 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. PST.  To learn more and access the applications for Beautification Commissioner, click here.
EventsEvents Around Town
Summer Reading Kick-off Celebrations

Saturday, June 3, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Front porch of the Main Library. 
This celebration features a magician, music, refreshments, face painting, crafts, a balloon artist and a book sale. This is a great opportunity to pick up Summer Reading materials for your whole family!
Monday, June 5, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Porch of the Easton Branch Library
This event features live music as well as refreshments, face painting, crafts, and a balloon artist.  We are also doing a book drive at the Easton Branch Library event so bring books to donate, if you like.
For more information, call the Children's Desk at (650) 558-7400, ext. 3.
CommunityCommunity Corner
Understanding Art Deco
Tonight! 7:00 p.m., Lane Room of the Burlingame Library

Come to the Burlingame Historical Society presentation on Art Deco architecture and design, highlighting local and international examples, featuring guest sparker, local architect Richard Terrones.  Free and open to the public. All ages welcome.
Free Salon Services for Low Income Seniors
Donations & Volunteers Needed
Monday, June 5, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tamer Mickel Salon

On June 5, Fund A Need will host a Mother's and Fathers' Day joint makeover event providing FREE haircuts, manicures, pedicures, massages and grooming services to low income seniors. 
This will be a super fun event with refreshments and snacks for the seniors. Hair, nail and spa specialist volunteers will be coming from different salons in the area, as well as volunteers from CSM Cosmetology Department. 
This non-profit, Fund A Need event is seeking support from the community.  Please consider donating time and/or funding at
Free SAT and ACT Practice Tests

Revolution Prep is offering free SAT and ACT practice tests at the Burlingame Public Library. This is a great opportunity for students to take a practice exam so that they can get an baseline idea of how they score before they take the actual exams this coming fall.  Register online as space is limited to 40 students. Details of the events are below and attached:
SAT Practice Test on Saturday, June 24, 2017
Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
What to bring: Pencils, calculator, water & snack
ACT Practice Test on Saturday, August 26, 2017
Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road.
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
What to bring: Pencils, calculator, water & snack

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