Were you contacted to participate in a survey?Survey
Recent telephone polls are not sponsored by the City

This week, the City Council and City staff learned that Burlingame residents were being contacted by phone and asked to answer a wide range of polling questions.  The City of Burlingame has not sponsored this telephone poll nor is it aware of who the sponsor may be.  Residents should exercise their own discretion when deciding whether or not to participate in these calls. 

Free Owner/Builder WorkshopWorkshop
Sponsored by the City of Burlingame and the Central County Fire Department

On Saturday, April 25th, Joseph Cyr, Chief Building Official with the City of Burlingame and Rocque Yballa, Fire Marshal with Central County Fire Department will lead a helpful class for any homeowner who is thinking about performing the duties of an Owner/Builder on their residential project in the City of Burlingame.


A brief history of the California Building Codes will be presented, followed by a presentation on the pros and cons of being an Owner/Builder. Tips on hiring a contractor will be provided and there will be a question and answer session at the end of the meeting. The Central County Fire Department will provide a brief presentation and helpful hints regarding Fire Code requirements in residential structures.


When:     Saturday, April 25, 2015, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where:    Lane Room at the Main Library, 480 Primrose Rd.,  Burlingame, CA

RSVP:     Register by calling the Building Division at 650-558-7270

Carolan Ave Complete Streets ProjectCarolanAve
Second Public Outreach Meeting TODAY!

The City of Burlingame is pleased to invite the public to the second community meeting for the Carolan Avenue "Complete Streets" Project. As explained in the first public meeting, this project consists of modifying Carolan Avenue between Broadway and Oak Grove Avenue by changing the existing four lane street configuration to a two lane road with designated bike lanes and a center turn lane.   As part of this project, curb bulb outs, pedestrian safety enhancements, landscaping, and storm water treatment facilities will be added in certain locations.


This second community meeting will present information and preliminary plans on design alternatives which incorporate desired elements brought forth at the previous public meeting.


Please join City staff and project team members to learn about the project and give your feedback on design options. There will be an interactive question and answer period with the project team immediately following the presentation.


When:     Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Where:    Social Hall at the Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame


For more information contact Augustine Chou, Engineering Program Manager, the City of Burlingame at 650-558-7230 or achou@burlingame.org. More information about this project can be found on the City's website.


Burglary Prevention UpdateBurgs
Burlingame Police Department

In response to recent public postings on various social media sites about a perceived increase in residential burglaries in Burlingame, the Burlingame Police Department has turned to Nixle and Facebook to provide facts and suggestions about burglary prevention.


In addition, the Police Department reports that the City of Burlingame has had only 6 reported residential burglaries or attempted residential burglaries to date in 2015 - down an estimated 50% from the number of residential burglaries reported last year during this time frame and in previous years.


To access the complete list of prevention techniques, link to Nixle or "like" the Burlingame Police Department on Facebook.


EventsEvents Around Town
New Zumba Classes Start April 8th
Register with the Burlingame Recreation Center


The Department of Parks and Recreation just added new, Monday and Wednesday Zumba classes to the Spring Fitness schedule. Instructor Kim Yee  teaches in clubs along the Peninsula and for the first time is bringing her infectious energy to the Burlingame Recreation Center.  Zumba fitness is easy to learn, fun to do and a highly effective workout.


Click here for more information or to register.


Shop the Fresh Market
Seasonal Produce, Flowers and Retail Stalls

When:   Sundays, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (year-round)

             Thursdays, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM (May - November)

Where:  Park Road starting at Burlingame Ave


For more information, visit the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce website.


Four Spring Book Sales
Organized by the Burlingame Library Foundation

Mark your calendars! All proceeds from the books sales will support our Library Programs. Link to flyer.

When:    April 16th   4:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

               April 17th   4:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

               April 18th   10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

               April 19th    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Where:  Lane Community Room, Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road

Cost:     Admission for April 16th event is $5; FREE admission all other days 


CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)

Burlingame Lions Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast

April 4th - Breakfast at 8:00 AM and Easter Egg Hunt at 9:00 AM
Lions Hall at 990 Burlingame Ave
Contact Erik Winkler for more informationat 650-834-2323 or notdafonz@yahoo.com

Soccer Registration Events for AYSO

Registration events will be held at the Burlingame Recreation Center. Everyone plays! Join the fun! Each family attending a registration event will receive a special gift to celebrate 40 years of AYSO in Burlingame! Please visit www.burlingameayso.org for more info.


   Thursday, April 9: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM (for volunteers only)

   Saturday, April 11: 12:30 PM-4:00 PM

   Saturday, April 25: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM

   Saturday, May 9: 12:30 PM-4:00 PM 

Burlingame Idol VII: In Search of Bay Area Talent

The search is on once again for talented Burlingame Idols. The five categories are: 5-10 years old; 11-14 years old; 15-18 years old; 19-39 years old; and, 40 years old and over. 


The preliminary auditions begin on April 6th followed by a five-week audition period occurring every Monday. After May 4th, auditioning will end, eliminations will be made, and the top 12 finalists (three from each category) will be notified. The last three weeks will be spent in polishing the finalists' performances for their final competition on June 6th at the Parks and Recreation Auditorium.


First place from each category will receive many opportunities to perform throughout the Bay area during their year of reign.  Three professional musicians have been selected as the judges. Their identities will be revealed on the day of the finals. All local Bay area talent is welcomed to compete but you must come prepared with a memorized song and CD/karaoke accompaniment.  For more information, call 650-697-6936 or email iambasque@gmail.com.  


What:     Preliminary Auditions

When:    April 6, 2015 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where:   Burlingame Recreation Center Auditorium

Cost:      $50 entry fee


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