In this edition:                                          October 29, 2015

Election Day is Almost Here
El Camino Real Single Lane Closure
Trees Need Water
Halloween Safety Tips
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar

electionElection Day is Almost Here
Let's surpass Burlingame's 33% voter turnout from the 2013 election!

November 3 is Election Day! Have you voted yet? If not, make sure your voice is heard by:
1. Mailing in your ballot in its postage paid envelope. All ballots received in the mail by November 6 that have a postmark on or before November 3 will be counted.
2. Dropping your ballot off at any City Clerk's Office in the County during normal business hours and on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
3. Visiting a voting center. There will be two voting centers open during normal business hours and on Saturday, October 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for anyone who wishes to vote. Stop in to vote or drop off your ballot either at 555 County Center, 1st Floor, in Redwood City or the County Elections Office at 40 Tower Road in San Mateo.
4. Visiting a Universal Polling Place on Election Day. This year there will be 32 polling places open on Election Day throughout the County. For a full list of locations click here. You can stop in and vote at any one of the 32 Universal Polling Places in the County. The polling place in Burlingame will be at Burlingame City Hall, Conference Room A.
Sign up to receive election results by email on Election Night here or view election results as they are updated on Election Night here.
Don't forget to vote and let's beat the 33.3% voter turnout from the 2013 General Municipal Election.
ECREl Camino Real Single Lane Closure
November 2 & 3 at Howard Avenue

One lane near the southwest corner of El Camino Real at Howard Avenue will be closed on Tuesday, November 2, through Wednesday, November 3, to enable Caltrans' removal of a large eucalyptus tree.  The decision to remove the tree is based upon tomography imaging test results that indicated decay, cavities and fungus in the lower trunk of the tree.  Burlingame's City Arborist conducted an independent inspection and approved Caltrans' request to remove the tree which is in a high target area in close proximity to PG&E's high-voltage conductors.  This project will be managed by Caltrans with oversight by PG&E.
TreesTrees Need Water!
Another reminder to please help us maintain our urban forest

The City of Burlingame Parks Division encourages residents to remember to water their City trees as well as their private property trees especially during these warm months in order to help maintain our beautiful urban forest. Younger trees should receive at least 5 gallons of water every other week, not only to keep the tree from dying, but also to help the young tree grow and remain healthy throughout its life cycle. Likewise, all trees should receive regular watering, particularly during dry weather conditions. We are aware of recent drought restrictions but are asking residents to assist us in maintaining our beautiful urban forest by remembering to water.
A new Tree Inventory boasts a total of 16,250 City owned trees in the City of Burlingame, and for the last 36 years, the City of Burlingame (also known as "The City of Trees") has received the Tree City USA award. Our sincere thanks, as we all work together to maintain this important and prestigious recognition. If you should have any questions regarding City or Private Trees, please contact the Parks Division at (650) 558-7330.
safetyHalloween Safety Tips
Everyone can practice safety first this Halloween

The Burlingame Police Department encourages safety and supervision during the annual Halloween season. It is especially important for parents to adhere to a few safety rules for their children when they are trick-or-treating.

Safety Tips for Adults
  • Know your kids' route.
  • Take a flashlight.
  • Be sure costumes, shoes, and treat bags are safe.
  • Remind kids not to enter strangers' homes or cars.
  • Set rules about not eating treats until kids get home. Be sure to inspect all treats before allowing kids to eat them.
  • Candy that has been opened should be thrown away.
  • Remember drivers have a hard time seeing people, especially at dusk.
  • Watch open flames from jack-o-lanterns as they can catch costumes and long wigs on fire.
  • Make sure that fake knives, swords, and gunsaremade from cardboard or other flexible materials to avoid accidental injury or worse, have them mistaken for the real thing!
  • Prepare homes for trick-or-treaters by clearing porches, lawns, and sidewalks and by placing jack-o-lanterns away from doorways and landings.
  • Avoid giving choking hazards such as gum, peanuts, hard candies, or small toys as treats to young children.
  • Be sure to show your children how to cross a street properly. They should always look both ways before crossing the street and should only cross at corners or crosswalks.
  • Turn on the front door light and walkway to welcome trick-or-treaters.
Safety Tips for Kids
  • Go only to well-lit houses and remain on porches rather than entering houses.
  • Travel in small groups and be accompanied by an adult.
  • Carry a cell phone and know how to reach your parent. Know how to call 911 in an emergency.
  • Never enter a stranger's home.
  • Never eat any candy until a parent inspects the wrapping and candy.
  • Watch out for cars.
Safety Tips for Drivers
  • Watch for children in the street.
  • Drive slowly.
  • Turn on your headlights earlier, as children often begin trick-or-treating while it's still daylight. With your headlights on, you'll be able to spot children quicker. Anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic.
  • Don't use your cellular telephone while driving - It's Illegal.
  • Communicate with other drivers. Always use your turn signals. And if you have to pull over to drop off or pickup your kids, turn on your hazard lights.
  • Have children get out of cars on the curb side, not on the traffic side.
Safety Tips for Pet Owners
  • Wires and cords from electric lights and other decorations should be kept out of reach of your pets.
  • When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your cat or dog doesn't dart outside.
  • If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume isn't annoying or unsafe. It should not constrict the animal's movement or hearing, or impede his ability yto breathe, bark or meow.
  • Consider keeping pets in a separate room away from the trick-or-treating visitors.
EventsEvents Around Town
Burlingame Real Estate Stories
Tonight at 7:00 p.m.
The Lane Room at Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose

Come hear "Burlingame Real Estate Stories - Through the Ages" presented by the Burlingame Historical Society and the Burlingame Library Foundation.  Featured speakers include professional realtors Ross Bruce, Mary L. Hunt and Lorraine Kaufeldt. This event is free and open to the public.
Acting Out & About Performing "War of the Worlds"
Saturday, October 31 at 1:00 p.m.
Ristorante Rocca, 1205 Broadway, Burlingame

Burlingame Parks & Recreation Department's Community Theatre, Acting Out & About, will chill and thrill lunch-goers at Ristorante Rocca on October 31st with the classic thriller, War of the Worlds. The show will start at 1:00 p.m., right after lunch beginning at 11:30am. 

War of the Worlds was originally broadcast on October 30, 1939 with Orson Welles as the young star performer.  However, it was so expertly crafted that radio audiences believed Martians had really invaded and were destroying the United States.  It caused quite a furor and there was widespread panic. 

Newcomers Jeff Keleher, Daniel Keohane, Leslie Brush and David Ruettiger join veteran AOA actors Kevin Tully, Jeff Cleary, Linda Milliken, Alida Hinton, and Kiki Arnaudo.  Cathy Foxhoven is the "folley" artist and director.

For more information, please e-mail or call 650-697-6936. For lunch reservations, please call 650-344-3900. The performance is open to the public but non-lunch guests cannot be guaranteed seating.    
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)

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