October 4, 2018
Burlingame Police Awarded $48,300 Grant

The Burlingame Police Department recently received a $48,300 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long traffic enforcement and public awareness program. The goal of the program is to educate the public about safe roadway habits, and deter people from practicing unsafe behaviors that lead to injuries and fatalities.

Burlingame Police Chief Eric Wollman said, “members of the Burlingame Police Department are committed to keeping our roads safe and educating the public about traffic safety. We are grateful to the Office of Traffic Safety for funding education and enforcement activities, and promoting safe roadways in Burlingame".

The grant from OTS will fund various education and enforcement activities for the 2019 federal fiscal year which spans from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019. Planned activities include:

  • Saturation patrols to take suspected alcohol/drug-impaired drivers and unlicensed drivers off the road
  • Patrols at intersections with increased incidents of pedestrian and bike collisions
  • Seat belt and child safety seat compliance checks
  • Speeding, red light, and stop sign enforcement
  • Compilation of DUI “hot sheets” to identify repeat DUI offenders
  • Specialized DUI and drugged driving training to identify and apprehend suspected impaired drivers
New Burlingame Community Center Programming Survey
Burlingame is getting a new Community Center! Please provide your input and assist staff with bringing the programs you and your family want to see to the new facility.
Using the information you provide, the Parks and Recreation Department's staff will develop classes, activities, programs, and services that the community deems valuable.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this important survey to assess the needs of Burlingame community members. This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Please complete this survey by Friday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m.

For more information about the new Burlingame Community Center, visit  www.burlingame.org/communitycenter.
Street Sweeping Program
Fall and winter season schedule to begin

Effective October 1, 2018, street sweeping is now being conducted every week. The program will continue on this schedule until the end of leaf season on March 31, 2019.
To see which day your street is scheduled to be swept, and a map of your sweeping district, please visit www.burlingame.org/streetsweeping . Please help us improve our ability to pick up leaves, debris, and storm drain pollutants by moving your cars off the street on the morning (or night before) sweeping occurs.
Contact the Public Works Corporation Yard at 650-558-7670 for information on your sweeping day. Thank you for keeping Burlingame clean.
New & Free Energy Savings Program

HomeIntel  is a no-cost energy savings program that uses a family's own smart meter data to customize a plan for both homeowners and renters to reduce energy waste, and coaches them to save, on average, over 10% of their energy. 

This program is now available in Burlingame with the support of the City, utility companies, and the State of California. Learn more by visiting Burlingame.hea.com .
Environmental Tip of the Week
Adopt a drain near your home or work
T-23 days until National Make a Difference Day! But there’s no need to wait until then. You can make a sustainable difference today by adopting a storm drain near your home or work.
Adopting a storm drain means pledging to keep it clean by removing leaves and trash on top of the grate.
Why adopt? Volunteers who adopt a drain reduce localized flooding, prevent trash from entering the SF Bay, receive free supplies, and can name their adopted drain! Find a drain near you at www.burlingame.org/adoptadrain  
J Lot Playground Closure October 10 - 11

The J-lot Playground on Primrose Road, south of Burlingame Avenue, is scheduled for tube slide repairs. As such, a complete closure of the playground is necessary from Wednesday, October 10 through Thursday, October 11.

The City's Parks and Recreation Department apologizes for the inconvenience and appreciates your patience as it performs this needed repair. Contact the Parks office at
650-558-7330 if you have any questions or concerns.
The landscape of Ms. Adrienne Leigh and Dr. Jeffrey Schubiner on the 700 block of Concord Way was selected as the winner of the Beautification Commission’s 2018 Residential Sustainable Landscape Award. The award was presented Monday's City Council meeting.
The landscape of the Camino Real Pet Clinic was selected as the winner of the Beautification Commission’s 2018 Business Landscape Award. This award was also presented at Monday's City Council meeting.
Save Thousands on an Electric Car

San Mateo County residents can save thousands of dollars on the lease or purchase of select new electric cars now through December 31, 2018 . Simply mention the Peninsula Clean Energy discount program at the following two dealerships:

  • Putnam Nissan in Burlingame for a 2018 Nissan Leaf
  • Steward Chevrolet in Colma for a 2019 Chevy Bolt or Volt

See  www.peninsulacleanenergy.com/ev for details.
Events Around Town
Parent Education Workshop: The Power of Role Modeling
Thursdays, October 4, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Main Library
Girls Leadership’s Senior Educator Nancy Sauder will provide parents the single most powerful tool to raising resilient girls—role modeling! This talk is a great way to give parents of K-8 girls concrete tools to raise confident, courageous, and resilient daughters through role modeling. Register for this event here.
Fall 2018 Community Emergency Response Team Training
Thursdays, October 11 - November 15, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 17, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Hillsborough Town Hall, 1600 Floribunda Ave., Hillsborough
There’s still time to sign up for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course beginning October 11, as well as another one beginning in January. Click here to learn more.

Taking this 20-hour class prepares you to help yourself, your family, and your community during large and small emergencies. The course is taught by Central County Fire Department professionals and is offered free of charge to residents of Burlingame, Hillsborough, and Millbrae. After training on six consecutive mornings or evenings, you are invited to practice what you've learned at a Skills Day with authentic-looking victims. 

The first class takes place on Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to noon in Hillsborough from October 11 through November 15, with a Final Skills Day on Saturday, November 17.  Sign up for the Hillsborough class here. The other class will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Millbrae from January 22 through March 5, with the Final Skills Day on Saturday, March 16.  Register for the Millbrae class here. You can make up classes in other jurisdictions.
Compost Give Away
Saturday, October 13, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
420 Carolan Ave., at the Parks Yard near the grandstands

The Parks Division, along with Recology, will be offering a Compost Give Away. Residents need to bring their own shovels and are eligible for two large garbage cans full of compost. For further information please contact the Parks Division office at 650-558-7330.
Fourth Senior Listening Session
Tuesday, October 16 at 10:30 a.m.
Parks and Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Ave.
Would you like to learn more about your local government? Are there concerns facing the community you would like to share with a City Councilmember? Do you have questions about projects going on around town? Seniors in the community are invited to the fourth Senior Listening Session. Councilmembers look forward to listening to your ideas and addressing your questions. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to 650-558-7300.
Indoor Holiday Movie Series
All movies start at 6:00 p.m.
Parks and Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Ave.

Wednesday, October 17, Hocus Pocus
Friday, November 9, The Nightmare Before Christmas
Friday, November 30, The Santa Clause

The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department invites you to its indoor holiday movie series! Movies will be shown on an inflatable indoor movie screen. The series is free and open to the public. Treats will be available for purchase.
Trina Turk Shopping Night Benefit for the Burlingame Library Foundation
Thursday, October 18, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Trina Turk, 1223 Burlingame Ave.
On October 18, the Trina Turk boutique on Burlingame Ave. will donate a percentage of each purchase to the Library Foundation. Pre-shopping begins October 8. Shoppers may buy items prior to the event, and pick them up on or after the October 18. Please RSVP to Terri Merchant at info@burlingamelibraryfoundation.org
Save the Date - Fall Fest
Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Howard Avenue

Save the date for Downtown Burlingame's third annual Fall Festival, co-sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department! This event will include live music, a petting zoo, food trucks, and a beer garden. Admission is free!
Community Corner (events not sponsored by the City of Burlingame)
BCE Fundraiser at Salt & Straw
Tonight! 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.
Salt & Straw, 1309 Burlingame Ave.

This evening, prior to tomorrow's grand opening, Salt & Straw will host a ribbon-cutting with the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce, along with a fundraiser for the  Burlingame Community Education Foundation (BCE).

Salt & Straw will serve $1 scoops with proceeds benefiting the BCE, which helps Burlingame School District (BSD) sustain and enhance an exceptional public education for all TK-8th grade students. Working together with parents, the School District, and community, they provide the Burlingame School District with financial resources to create a rich and inspiring education for children beyond what is possible with public funds.
Senior Scam Stopper Seminar
Friday, October 5, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Auditorium Rooms A & B, Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, 1501 Trousdale Drive

This two-hour seminar will feature a panel of experts who talk about scams commonly used against older consumers that range from auto repair to insurance and Medicare fraud. Learn more about this or other upcoming events by visiting www.cslb.ca.gov or www.CheckTheLicenseFirst.com.
Meet the Creeps
Thursday, October 11, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 12, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 13, 1:00 p.m.
Burlingame Intermediate School, 1715 Quesada Way, Burlingame

Burlingame Intermediate School presents its fall production  Meet the Creeps,  a monstrous comedy, just in time for Halloween!  Tickets are now available for purchase online ! Tickets may also be purchased at each show. This performance is appropriate for all ages!
Ballot Proposition Discussion
Sunday, October 21, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Upper Level Conference Room, Burlingame Main Library

Be an informed voter! This ballot proposition discussion is open to all and hosted by Housing for All Burlingame. For more information email info@affordablehfab.com
Ending the Silence on Domestic Violence
Monday, October 22, 6:30 p.m.
The Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco

The Commonwealth Club will be hosting a panel on domestic violence and women’s empowerment. It is offering free tickets to encourage local women to take part in this important discussion, and Rep. Jackie Speier will be joined by former SF Police Commission President Suzy Loftus.

Free tickets are located here and a link to the Facebook event can be found here
Airplane Noise Town Hall
Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Skyline College Theater, 3300 College Dr., San Bruno

Are you suffering from the constant bombardment of airplane noise? Please join Congresswoman Jackie Speier for a conversation about the impact of flights on your life and health. She has been working with her congressional colleagues, the FAA, SFO, the airlines, SFO Roundtable, and residents for over a year now in response to the increase in flight operations. 

Following a panel discussion about airplane noise, you will have the opportunity to share concerns and ask questions. This event is free but RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP and please include how many people are in your group .
First Annual Franklin PTA Craft Fair
Saturday, November 3, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Franklin Elementary School, 2385 Trousdale Dr., Burlingame

The first annual Franklin PTA Craft Fair is here, just in time for the holidays! Bring friends and family to shop from a variety of hand-crafted items and enjoy fresh, homemade goodies made by Franklin families, and local vendors. Or come for the free coffee and giveaway prizes!

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