freewayU.S. Route 101 Full Freeway Closures
May 30-31 and June 5-6

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has scheduled full freeway closures for two consecutive weekends to continue construction for the U.S.101 Broadway Interchange Project. The full closures are necessary to ensure worker and public safety. Closures are for northbound and southbound U.S. Route 101.


Full Closures

Southbound U.S. Route 101 between Millbrae Avenue & Broadway Avenue

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 1:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.


Northbound U.S Route 101 between Anza Boulevard & Broadway Avenue

Sunday, May 31, 2015, 12:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.


Continued full freeway closures June 5-6, with the same hours.



Southbound - Take Millbrae Avenue off-ramp to Rollins Road, back on at Rollins and Broadway Avenue to Southbound 101.


Northbound - Take Anza Boulevard off-ramp, back on at Old Bayshore Road on-ramp for Northbound 101.


For the latest road conditions, try Caltrans Quick Map: Or follow Caltrans on Twitter at: You can also go to the project website to be added to the group e-mail list or get more information on the project at: 

summerreadSummer Reading
Burlingame Public Library


Come by today and pick up your Summer Reading logs at the Main Burlingame Library or the Easton Branch. There is a summer reading program for everyone - including a Listener Club for babies-through children entering kindergarten, an Elementary Club for those entering Grades 1-5, a Teen Club for those entering middle and high school, and a special adult program featuring a community read of Pride and Prejudice.

Join us Saturday, June 6 from 1:00-3:00 pm for a Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration on the front porch of the Main Burlingame Library. We'll have Steel Drum music, refreshments, face painting, and a balloon artist. This is a great opportunity to pick up Summer Reading materials for your family!

Join us Monday, June 8 from 6:30-7:30 pm for a Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration on the front porch of the Easton Branch Library. This event features live music with singing by Victoria and Manuel as well as refreshments, face painting and a balloon artist.

For more information, call the Children's Desk at 650-558-7400, ext. 3.

adventureAdventure Camp
K-8 at the Burlingame Recreation Center this Summer

Make this a summer to remember by joining Burlingame Adventure Camp in swimming, sports, scavenger hunts, weekly cooking lessons, crafty project, field trips, and hanging out with some of the best camp counselors in town Summer camp is open to Kindergarten through 8th grade and are held at the Burlingame Recreation Center, conveniently located at 850 Burlingame Ave! Registration is now open by visiting or calling 650-558-7300.

RoundRound Two: Community Center Conceptual Design
Three opportunities to participate

The second round of outreach for the Community Center Conceptual Design Plan begins this weekend! Come and view the modified bubble diagram of the interior program and renderings of the conceptual design. Join us at one of the following events:

  • May 30 - Community Open House @ Washington Park, 10am-2pm
  • May 31 - Community Kiosk @ The Fresh Market, 9am-1:30pm

  • June 18 - Parks & Recreation Commission - Public Meeting, 7pm

If you are too busy to make one of our events, keep up to date on this exciting project by visiting our website here.

summermovieSummer Movie Survey Deadline Extended
A NEW, FREE Special Event: Throwback Thursdays Movie Series

Due to the popularity of the Summer Movies in the Park series, the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department is expanding the event.  On select Thursdays, starting this Fall 2015, we will be showing movies on our beautiful 30 foot inflatable screen (A BIG thanks to the Burlingame Mother's Club for the donation!). Our plan is to make this series a road show; the movies will be shown at various parks around Burlingame. The current Summer Movies Series will still be family friendly, however, if you need a good date night, or an evening out with friends, the Throwback Thursdays series will be your chance to have a fun night out in Burlingame, enjoying some classic movies.  
In order to play movies that Burlingame wants to see...we hope you will take 2 minutes to fill out our survey!  We are open for suggestions as well! 
The deadline to respond to this survey has been EXTENDED, please respond by next Monday, June 1st.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you!

CounterhoursCity Planning Division Counter Hours
Change to Wednesday public counter hours

Beginning next week, the Planning Division public counter will be closed from noon to 5 p.m. every Wednesday. Normal public counter hours (8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) will remain in place for all other days of the week.  Members of the public may continue to make appointments with specific staff members on Wednesday afternoons depending upon staff availability. Building Division public counter hours will remain unchanged.


Given the increased workload of the Planning Division during the past year, this half-day closure will allow staff to focus on application processing and plan reviews more efficiently, and will also facilitate preparation of staff reports for Planning Commission and Council items.


ZeroEnergyCreate a Zero Energy Home
Attend an upcoming workshop

Thinking about remodeling or rebuilding your home? Consider building it to Zero Energy standards, which will be required by California building codes starting in 2020. Zero Energy homes are extremely energy efficient and are a great investment for comfortable and healthy living. Learn more about Zero Energy homes at the upcoming Zero Energy Workshop and Resource Fair on May 29. The workshop is intended for homeowners, realtors, and builders.


Event Details for Creating a Zero Energy Home

Friday, May 29, 2015

Portola Valley Town Center, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA

11:30am-1:30pm Networking Lunch and Resource Fair

1:30pm-3:30pm Workshop

3:30pm Tour of a Zero Energy home in Palo Alto (optional)


For more information and to register, visit


This event is sponsored by the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County, PG&E, and the San Mateo County Association of Realtors.

Landscape2015 Business Landscape Award
Submit your nominations to the Burlingame Beautification Commission

The Burlingame Beautification Commission is accepting applications for the 2015 Business Landscape Award.  The Business Landscape Award is presented annually to an occupied local business that has designed and landscaped their property to maintain and beautify the City of Burlingame.  The recipient receives an engraved plaque and an original watercolor done by famed local artist, Dale Perkins.  The nomination deadline is June 1, 2015.  Nomination forms can be found on the City of Burlingame website

EventsEvents Around Town
Thursday Fresh Market Now Open

Come out to the Thursday afternoon Fresh Market! 

Now Open Every Thursday through the end of October

On Park Road at Burlingame Avenue

3:00  - 7:00 p.m.

Burlingame Hosts National Event
Divas Half Marathon and 5k Series

The Divas Half Marathon and 5k Series is the largest women's running/walking half-marathons series in the US. On May 29-31, 2015 we are, once again, bringing the weekend long event to the San Francisco Bay Area and will be hosting participants from across the nation. All runners will start and finish at Bayside Park in Burlingame. A free Health & Fitness Expo will also be taking place at the San Francisco Airport Marriott May 29& 30. The run event will include a 5k run/walk and a half marathon and will take place on May 31, 2015. For more information, visit

Burlingame Idol Final Competition
Saturday, June 6

The final competition of Burlingame Idol is Saturday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Burlingame Parks & Recreation Center at 850 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame.

Fourteen finalists will be performing their sonts to determine the Burlingame Idol winner in four different categories.  This event is free and open to the public.  There will be a final catered dinner at 5:00 p.m.  The cost for the dinner is $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and children under 14.  For reservations and information contact or (650) 697-6936.
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
San Mateo County Disaster Preparedness Day
Saturday, June 6

The 11th Annual San Mateo County Disaster Preparedness Day will take place on the first day of the San Mateo County Fair on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the San Mateo County Event Center at 1346 Saratoga Avenue, San Mateo.  Those who arrive between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. will receive free parking and free admission to County Fair!

Each year, the Disaster Preparedness event brings out thousands of people for free "Family and Friends CPR" classes, presentations related to disaster preparedness and dozens of exhibitor tables. Come and learn how to put together a disaster plan and emergency kit. 


For additional information call (650) 363-4790 or (650) 363-4572.

Donate a Book
Support Washington Elementary 4th grader Elaina Penn's book drive


Please support Washington Elementary 4th grader Elaina Penn in her book drive for the Lucile
Packard Children's Hospital Library.  Visit the Burlingame Books Inc. to purchase a new book from the hospital's wish list and leave your donation with the book store. The book drive will run until June 19.  
For more information visit the Burlingame Books Inc. or email questions to .

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