In this edition:                                         March 31, 2016

Congratulations to Public Works!
Sawyer Camp Trail Restoration Project
Caltrain Updates
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
publicworksCongratulations to the Public Works Department
Recipient of the 2016 "Partnering Success in Motion" Silver Award Winner

Congratulations to the City's Public Works Department and staff for its recent receipt of Caltrans' 2016 "Partnering Success in Motion" Silver Award.  The team was recognized for its hard work and communications on the ongoing Broadway Interchange Construction Project.

The Caltrans Project Partnering Awards program includes an annual recognition of projects that best optimize the principles of partnering. The main purpose of the award is to celebrate success, share lessons learned of best practices, and honor all contract stakeholders. Additionally, the "Partnering Success in Motion Award" recognizes teams while they are still working together.
habitatHabitat Restoration Along Sawyer Camp Trail
SFPUC begins removal of non-native trees

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has recently begun habitat restoration activities along Sawyer Camp Trail. In preparation for the eventual removal of several stands of non-native trees in the trail area, crews will be injecting an herbicide directly into the trunks of acacia trees. This work is expected to last into the summer.  The physical tree removal will start in the fall.  The herbicide treatment will have no effect on the trail or trail users, but it will be visible to members of the public. 

For more information contact Michele Liapes with the SFPUC Communications and Public Outreach Department at or (866) 973-1476. Or go to to receive project updates.
Caltrain Caltrain Updates
March 30 - April 3

On March 30 - April 3, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project. To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results. Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time. Sign up for Caltrain notifications via email here.
EventsEvents Around Town
Community Meeting On Grade Separation
Tonight! at 6:30 p.m.
Lane Community Room at Burlingame Public Library at 480 Primrose Road
The City of Burlingame and its project team developed and evaluated six design options based on feedback received during the first two community meetings and have narrowed it down to two options.The goal of this meeting is to take feedback from the community on the remaining two options to determine if there is a community preference for one of the designs. This is the third and final community meeting of this study phase. 
Family Friendly Theatre Entertainment
Friday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m.
Lincoln Elementary School, Auditorium, 1801 Devereaux Drive

The Burlingame Parks & Recreation Department is presenting two days of free theatre entertainment for the whole family.  Children, ages 5-11, will be entertaining through songs, dance and acting on both days.  
This delightful theatre experience will include "Broadway Kids", a group of 17 children who will perform songs from Sound of Music and Frozen.  Following "Broadway Kids", 30 talented students will act, sing and dance their way through Disney's Alice in Wonderland.
These performances are free and open to the public - no tickets required.  For more information, e-mail or call (650) 697-6936.  
Burlingame Elementary Kickball
Thursdays, April 7 - May 19 from 3:30 p.m.- 5:15 p.m.
Village Park
Burlingame Elementary Kickball is back for 2016! Kickball is a fun game that anyone can play! Open to students in grades 2-5. Space is limited so sign up now to ensure a spot.  Cost is $72.
Enrollment Code: 80600.01
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Growing up in Burlingame
First Sunday of every month from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed in July)
Burlingame Hillsborough History Museum, 290 California Drive
Come visit the Burlingame Hillsborough History Museum's new exhibit, "Growing Up in Burlingame", featuring images of Burlingame children from the 1890s to present day. 
Burlingame Idol Auditions to Begin
April 4 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Burlingame Parks & Recreation, 850 Burlingame Avenue

The search is on once again for talented Burlingame idols.  This contest is now in its eighth year.
The five categories include: 5-10 yrs. old; 11-14 yrs. old; 15-18 yrs. old; 19-39 yrs. old; and, 40 yrs. and over. For just a $50 entry fee, you can find out if you have what it takes to be a Burlingame Idol. All local Bay Area talent is welcome to compete but you must come prepared with a memorized song and CD/karaoke accompaniment. For more information, call (650) 697-6936 or email  

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