April 12, 2018
Last Chance: Free Sprinkler Nozzles
See Adopt a Drain Volunteer at Work
Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Welcome New Burlingame Businesses
Free Program: Traffic Congestion
Replanting the Urban Forest
Community Leadership Class
Recycling Etc.
Housing Discussion
P&R Leadership Training
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar

nozzlesLast Chance for Free Sprinkler Nozzles

The City's free sprinkler nozzles program is ending June 30. Apply today to receive up to 25 free new water-efficient sprinkler nozzles to use less water on your lawn. Each nozzle can save up to 1,400 gallons of water per year and $200 in water cost savings. Sign up here before June 30.
stickerFree Sticker Giveaway for Adopt a Drain Volunteers

Join your neighbors and businesses by adopting a storm drain. Over 75 drains have been adopted, claim yours today! To get a free sticker, register for the Adopt a Drain program at www.burlingame.org/adoptadrain and email us a photo of your adopted drain which will be used on our program map. P.S., don't forget to give your drain a GRATE name!
phonePut Your Phone Down. Just Drive! 
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. 

The Burlingame Police Department will join law enforcement throughout the state to step up enforcement along with awareness efforts by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to discourage distracted driving.  Officers will have a special emphasis this month on enforcing all cell phone and distracted driving laws. The goal is to increase voluntary compliance by drivers, but sometimes, citations are necessary for motorists to better understand the importance of driving without distractions.
The Burlingame Police Department has the following safety tips :
  • If you receive a text message or need to send one, pull over and park your car in a safe location, but never on a freeway.  Once you are safely off the road, it is safe to text.
  • Designate your passenger as your "designated texter."  Allow them access to your phone to respond to calls or messages.
  • Do not engage in social media scrolling or messaging while driving.
Cell phone use can be habit-forming.  Struggling to not text and drive?  Put your cell phone in the trunk or back seat of your vehicle until you arrive at your final destination. 
newbizWelcome New Businesses to our Neighborhood

Come out and welcome the new businesses in our community and keep your eyes open for new ones opening soon. 
New Business in Broadway Avenue Downtown
New Businesses in Burlingame Avenue Downtown
In the Works and Coming Soon!
  • The North Face, 1208 Burlingame Ave., 


trafficFree Program Offers Solutions to Traffic Congestion
Widening freeways and adding express lanes won't solve all our traffic woes. On Monday, April 30, transportation experts will explain creative ways to decrease traffic congestion on Highway 101 and improve mobility via methods that also achieve equity and environmental sustainability.
The program, "Optimizing Our Highways: Moving More People With Fewer Cars," will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lane Community Room in the Burlingame Public Library at 480 Primrose Road in Burlingame. Admission is free, and r efreshments will be served.
This program is presented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame and is cosponsored by the City of Burlingame. It is part of a "Connecting Communities" series on equitable and sustainable transportation sponsored by TransForm and the Silicon Valley Climate Action Alliance. Details on other free programs in the series are available at http://transformca.org/ConnectingCommunities .
Speakers will be Executive Director Stuart Cohen and Senior Community Planner Chris Lepe of TransForm, who will explain how a 101 Mobility Action Plan for Highway 101 can help take cars off the road while providing equitable transportation options; and Jeff Tumlin, principal and director of strategy at Nelson/Nygaard, who will discuss how to best implement managed/express lanes.
The Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame (CEC) provides leadership in local green efforts and serves as an educational resource for residents, businesses and institutions. Other free CEC programs are listed at http://bit.ly/2FJLKbE . For more information, visit http://cecburlingame.org or email info@cecburlingame.org.
treesReplanting the Urban Forest - Update

The Parks Division is in the process of planting 42 City trees throughout Burlingame in planter strip areas, tree lawns and parks.  The species of trees being planted will include Red Maples, Eastern Redbuds,  Eucalyptus Citriodoras, Chinese Flame trees, Crepe Myrtles "Tuscarora", Magnolia "St. Mary's", Victorian Box trees, Sycamores, Scarlet Oaks, and Sequoias.  This is the second of three plantings that will happen this year.
Did you know, if you do not have a city tree in front of your house the City will plant a one to fifteen gallon tree at no charge?  Contact the Parks Division office at 650-558-7330 for more information. 
cityleadershipLeadership Class of 2019
Applications now being accepted through May 11, 2018

Learn skills and develop relationships that will help you make a positive impact on yourself and your community. Leadership San Mateo, Foster City, Burlingame, Hillsborough ("Leadership")  is a program that develops future leaders through a unique program that combines leadership skills training and in-depth interactions with the movers and shakers of San Mateo County.  
Leadership provides individuals from business, civic and nonprofit sectors with a framework for engagement in the communities of San Mateo, Foster City, Burlingame and Hillsborough, as well as San Mateo County at large. Participants develop a knowledge base and establish relationships with community leaders representing numerous sectors and issues.  It's a unique opportunity to interact with our police and fire chiefs, school superintendents, nonprofit CEOs and elected officials. For more than 25 years, the program has developed, engaged, empowered and connected leaders for positive community impact. 
Leadership alumni have gone on to hold public office, head nonprofits and advance their business careers.  Where will Leadership take you? Click here to learn more. 
recycleRecycling Etc.
Your recycling questions answered!
Can newspapers be used as lining in the compost bin?
Yes, newspapers make a great lining in compost bins.
Can wax coated milk cartons be composted?
Waxed coated milk cartons (without any plastic components) can be composted. In general, milk and other cartons are recommended to be recycled in the blue bin.

Send your recycling questions to smichael@burlingame.org. Find past questions and answers here; and an excellent resource for what goes in what bin here.
housingSecond "Burlingame Talks" Housing Discussion
Save the Date for Saturday, April 28!

Please mark your calendars for the second meeting in the "Burlingame Talks Together About Housing" series that will take place on  Saturday, April 28. The meeting will allow a broad cross section of people who live and work in Burlingame to talk about the community's housing issues and to share ideas.  Together, we will explore options and opportunities. 
The meeting will build upon the input received at the first "Burlingame Talks" meeting held in February. We'll provide a recap of what we heard in that meeting. New and returning participants are encouraged to attend! There will be a mix of short presentations and small group discussions, allowing people of all backgrounds to contribute their thoughts and perspectives.  Click here now to register for the event.

The meeting will be held at the Masonic Lodge, 145 Park Road (at Howard Avenue). Doors open at 9:30 a.m., with the meeting from 10:00 a.m. - Noon. Refreshments will be provided, and childcare will be available.
litprogram2018 Leader In Training (LIT) Program

The City of Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce another summer of its Leader in Training program. Teens can apply and will be interviewed for a chance to become an LIT. This is a volunteer position, but the hours may be applied toward community service requirements. 

The LIT program's mission is to provide participants the opportunity to learn leadership skills through interacting with the youth enrolled in the summer camps and aiding staff. Last year we had over 80 LITs for the summer! Our campers benefit immensely from the support provided by our youth leaders. 

There will be a mandatory training on Saturday, June 16 at the Burlingame Recreation Center from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Applications to become an LIT are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20. For more information about the program, contact the Burlingame Recreation Center at 650-558-7300.  To apply now, click here
EventsEvents Around Town
New! Burlingame Sings . . . The Beatles!
Mondays, April 9 - May 21, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Burlingame Parks & Recreation's, "Burlingame Sings" has replaced "Burlingame Idol" with a brand-new singing competition. Showcase your talents by performing this year with a Beatles song. If you prefer, you can sing with your friend or friends! 

There will be no age categories and past Burlingame Idol winners and finalists are invited to compete again. Participants will audition for five weeks and at the end of the fifth week, 12 acts will be selected to perform at Burlingame Parks & Recreation's Auditorium for a cabaret-style venue on June 2, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The last two weeks will be spent polishing your acts. The chosen 12 will also perform at "Burlingame on the Avenue" and possibly, at the Millbrae Art & Wine Fest.
You must come to all auditions prepared with a memorized song that has a CD accompaniment. An accompanist may be provided if needed at a later date.  $60 entry fee
For more information, call 650-697-6936 or email iambasque@gmail.com.
After Hours Movie Night - Citizen Kane
Friday, April 13, 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 
Lane Room, Burlingame Main Library

Join us for a screening of Orson Welles' masterpiece!  Heralded by many critics and film scholars as one of the best movies ever made.  Nominated for 9 academy awards including Best Picture.  

Trivia!  Refreshments!  And an interactive discussion following the film.  Enter through Bellevue Door.  Doors open at 6:45
Puppylocks and the Three Bears
Saturday, April 14, 11:00 a.m.
Children's Room, Burlingame Main Library
Magical Moonshine Theatre presents a wonderful puppet show retelling of a classic fairy tale.  
Save the Date! Downtown Burlingame's Annual Sidewalk Sale
April 27-29

Be sure to visit your favorite Burlingame merchants between April 27 and  April 29  during the biannual downtown Burlingame Sidewalk Sale!

CommunityCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Free - Renters Legal Workshop and Clinic
Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 301 Burlingame Ave. (at Channing Rd.)

This free event is hosted by Housing for All Burlingame.  Individual legal consultations are available.  Children are welcome.  Refreshments will be served.
Girls Scouts Parent Informational Meeting
Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Lincoln Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room
1801 Devereaux Dr., Burlingame

Is your daughter interested in making friends and having fun while building character, confidence and courage? If yes, then you should think about having your daughter join Girl Scouts.
Parents and caregivers of pre-Kindergarten to 3rd grade girls, if you are interested in finding out how to join Girl Scouts and to help form a troop at your school, please attend this informational meeting.
Troops are forming for next school year. This meeting is for all families of all the Burlingame, Hillsborough, Millbrae and San Bruno Schools.
Child care will be provided. Please contact Cecila Thomson at 1-800-447-4475 ext 3014 or cthomson@girlscoutsnorcal.org for questions.
Click here to learn more about Girl Scouts of Northern California.

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