August 31, 2017
Measure I
Washington Park Pathway Paving
Library Card Sign Up Month
Now Hiring: Sports Coaches!
Caltrain Electrification Update
Residential Landscape Award Winner
Business Landscape Award Winner
Video of Burlingame From 1930s
Drive Sober
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Weekly Caltrain Notices

lisacornerMeasure I

If approved in November, the Burlingame Essential Services Measure, Measure I, would provide the funding needed to help maintain safe, adequate recreational facilities for youth and teens.
washingtonWashington Park Pathway Paving

The pathways located in the back section of Washington Park will be resurfaced next week, from Tuesday, September 5 through Wednesday, September 6. 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 during the work.   For more information contact the Parks Division at (650) 558-7330.
librarycardSeptember is Library Card Sign Up Month

You can solve any mystery at the Burlingame Public Library! During the month of September, sign up for a library card and be entered to win a $50 gift card or a Scooby Doo DVD collection. Scooby-Doo is our mascot for the month and will be out in Burlingame for meet and greets! Check our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds for times and locations! Your library card gives you access to books, DVDs, audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, museum passes, WiFi hotspots, laptops, 3D printing, research tools, homework help, databases, energy kits, and more!
sportscoachesNow Hiring Sports Coaches

The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department is searching for qualified candidates to coach football or volleyball for the upcoming middle school sports season. Candidates with previous coaching experience and experience working with middle school-aged students are encouraged to apply.
Coaches are paid a stipend of $600 per team they coach and will be required to be finger printed by the City of Burlingame before being allowed to participate in any coaching activity.
Please send resumes to Tim Barry,, or call (650) 558-7315.
caltrainCaltrain Electrification Project Update

Construction activities related to Caltrain Electrification Project began this week in Burlingame. Upcoming work will include  construction of one test pile foundation for integrity testing to be installed within the Caltrain right-of-way during the day . This work will be followed by  tree pruning and removal during the day.  After tree pruning/removal occurs, crews will return to work on the foundations for the overhead contact system poles sometime in October.
Work will take place during the day and at night. Night activities will occur between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. To mitigate noise and other impacts during nighttime activities, the field team will utilize acoustical barrier blankets, and will position lights away from residential, roadways, and business areas.
Visit Caltrain's website at to sign-up for weekly construction updates. If you have questions or comments about the upcoming work, please call the dedicated Project Hotline at (650) 399-9659 or email
The purpose of the Caltrain electrification project is to enable Caltrain to operate quieter, cleaner, more frequent and/or faster train service to more riders. Increased capacity and improved service will help Caltrain meet the increasing ridership demand and alleviate regional traffic congestion. The new electric trains are scheduled to be operational in 2021.
resbeauty721 Walnut Bestowed 1st Residential Sustainable Landscape Award

This is the first year the Burlingame Beautification Commission has awarded the Residential Sustainable Landscape Award to recognize exceptional design, sustainable landscaping solutions and strategies for reducing potable water use.

The Commission has selected 721 Walnut Avenue because it presents a unique and attractive garden, beautifully designed, beautifully maintained that incorporates plantings with an expressed purpose; to provide a habitat inviting to birdlife, butterflies, and bees through the use of California native plants. In addition, the design achieves the goals of offering a low maintenance solution and naturally low water requirements inherent in the plant material selection. It was noted that the decorative art adds whimsy and delight for all passersby. 

The award will be presented at the Burlingame City Council meeting on September 18, 2017. The winning residence will receive a "recycled wooden" yard sign and a tree will be planted in honor of the award winner at the Arbor Day ceremony in April 2018.
busbeautyColdwell Banker Wins 10th Annual Burlingame Business Landscape Award
The Burlingame Beautification Commission has selected Coldwell Banker as the winner of the 2017 Business Landscape Award
The landscape of Coldwell Banker at 1427 Chapin Avenue was chosen because of the integral landscape, facility, the former historic Farrell Residence (circa 1905) and Burlingame Garden Center, presents a unique and attractive garden, beautifully designed, continually maintained and an appropriate complement to a historically significant and recognized building.
The formal use of low trimmed boxwood hedges and associated attractive well-kept plantings welcome the patrons and contribute to the enjoyment of all who work within, patronize and pass by the establishment on Chapin Avenue.
The award will be presented at the Burlingame City Council meeting on October 16, 2017. The winning business owner will receive an award plaque and an original watercolor created by local artist, Dale Perkins of the landscaping of the business. (Photo: courtesy of John McQuaide)
marketingvideoFun Find! 1930s Marketing Video of Burlingame

A savvy citizen recently stumbled across this video.  How does the saying go.. the more things change the more they ...?
soberDrive Sober

The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, a time for our country to reflect on the hard work of our fellow Americans. The long weekend is celebrated through picnics, pool parties, and barbecues, as families and friends enjoy the last few days of summer before fall and winter approach. Sadly, the Labor Day holiday is also one of the deadliest, with alcohol and drug impaired drivers endangering themselves and others on America's roadways.

The Burlingame Police Department, wants to remind citizens to drive sober or get pulled over. In recent years, California has seen an increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The Burlingame Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that "DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze."

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes.

If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana use can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.
EventsEvents Around Town
Complimentary Aqua Yoga Class
Friday, September 22, 11:00 a.m.
Burlingame Aquatic Club, 1 Mangini Way, Burlingame

The Burlingame Aquatic Club is celebrating National Yoga Month by offering an exclusive, free, 30-minute Aqua Yoga Class. Space is limited.  Reserve your spot today by calling (650) 558-2881.
Scooby-Doo's Library Card-nival
Saturday, September 23, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Burlingame Main Library, Front Porch

Join us for Scooby-Doo's Library Card-nival as we celebrate Library Card Sign Up Month.  There will be games, food, prizes, and fun. Scooby-Doo will be there as well!  Don't forget to bring your library card because it will be your ticket to play!
CommunityCommunity Corner
Girls on the Run - Seeking Coaches in Burlingame

Girls on the Run of the Bay Area is a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 5th grade. Its mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. 
The organization is currently seeking volunteer coaches for two teams in Burlingame.  Click  here  to learn more or email Hanna Bernard at 

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