In this edition:                             April 13, 2017

Silver Dragon Emergency Exercise
Home Sharing
Bayfront is Open for Business
Events Around Town
Community Corner
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Here's a picture of Police Chief Eric Wollman reading to preschoolers at Village Preschool. We value Burlingame PD's engagement with the community! To schedule a visit at your school, email .
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Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) sent out notices this month to Burlingame residents and businesses welcoming them to PCE - San Mateo County's new electricity provider choice. PCE offers customers clean electricity from renewable energy like solar and wind at competitive rates. ECOplus is the default rate to which customers are automatically enrolled in. ECOplus is 50% renewable energy and costs 5% less than PG&E electricity rates. The 5% discount may be especially helpful to residents who have seen high energy bills this winter. ECO100 is the opt-up rate for 100% renewable energy. We encourage residents and businesses who want 100% renewable energy without the hassle of installing on-site solar power to opt for ECO100.
dragonSilver Dragon Emergency Exercise
County staff and local CERT members team up
On April 20, San Mateo County Health System staff will be joined by local CERT team members in a large preparedness exercise designed to practice how each group would respond during a major emergency. The drill will help ensure the safety of San Mateo County residents-especially those who are vulnerable due to a medical condition-in the event of a major disaster, such as an earthquake, pandemic flu, catastrophic flood or prolonged power outage.
The exercise, known as the Silver Dragon Emergency Exercise, will test the Health System's ability to partner with local cities, law enforcement, fire departments, American Red Cross, Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and Mosquito and Vector Control who will simulate going door-to-door to check in on residents in neighborhoods selected for this exercise.
Our Burlingame CERT Members, with others around the County, will be participating. This year's exercise will test the County's ability to effectively control mosquitos and other disease-spreading animals, as well as respond to an outbreak of a mosquito-borne disease like Zika virus. This has been an exceptionally wet rainy season and we expect more mosquitoes as a result. The exercise may change to a real event depending on the results of mosquito traps monitored by Mosquito & Vector Control.
To test door-to-door welfare checks as realistically as possible, CERT teams will distribute educational information and resources in reusable shopping bags to 16,000 homes, simulating how CERT members will operate in a real event. Results from the exercise will be shared with other health agencies to promote further learning and planning.
This exercise will also allow the amateur radio emergency communication group (Hams) to connect with various individuals strategically located throughout neighborhoods in the county.
Both CERT and Amateur Radio members are essential and valuable components in a whole community approach for response during major disasters.
Burlingame CERT members can contact Rik Kasuga at
Amateur Radio members may contact Jeff Price at
The Silver Dragon exercise is sponsored by the San Mateo County's Health Department in cooperation with the County's Office of Emergency Services.
homeHome Sharing
HIP Housing offers 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.
bayfrontThe Bayfront is Open for Business
Support our Bayshore Highway business community!
Don't let the Broadway interchange construction keep you away - the businesses on the City's Bayfront are open! The renovation of the Broadway overpass is estimated to continue into summer 2017. During these last few months of construction, our Bayshore Highway businesses could really use your help.  Please come on down and enjoy the wonderful hotels, restaurants, and services offered right along the Bay! For a list of Bayfront businesses, click here.
If you have any questions regarding the interchange construction project, please contact Caltrans at (916) 657-5060. The City appreciates everything the businesses do for our community.
EventsEvents Around Town
City Council Meeting
Monday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers, 501 Primrose Rd.

Click here to view the agenda.
Sidewalk Sale
Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30

Downtown Burlingame's Bi-Annual Sidewalk Sale will be happening Friday, April 28 through Sunday, April 30 in downtown Burlingame. Along with deals all over, there will also be free face painting and a balloon artist from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday! #shopliveplayBG 

Catch the Rain
Saturday, April 29, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Burlingame Public Library, Tech Lab, 480 Primrose Road
Learn how to harvest and use rainwater for your garden and landscape. Discover the benefits of rainwater harvesting, practice setting up a barrel rainwater storage for your home, and receive a rain barrel rebate. Start of this rainwater harvesting workshop will feature a brief presentation on Peninsula Clean Energy.
Bocce Fun
Saturday, May 6, starting at 9:00 a.m. (Registration deadline is Saturday, April 22)
Join the Parks and Recreation Foundation to help raise money to support parks and recreation activities in the City of Burlingame by participating in the annual Bocce Ball Tournament on May 6 starting at 9:00 a.m. Sign up your team of 4-6 players by Saturday, April 22. Team of adults and/or children are welcome! Register online or by phone (650) 558-7300. Contact Randy Schwartz  for more questions.

100% of the funds from the tournament and other Foundation fundraisers will be used to raise funds for youth scholarships, parks improvements and new recreation programs. Click here to visit the Parks and Recreation Foundation
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(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)

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