Distracted Driving Awareness MonthDistractedDriving
"Silence the Distraction"

The Burlingame Police Department will be educating the public during Distracted Driving Awareness Month this April.

To save lives and educate all Californians, especially young drivers, about the dangers of distracted driving, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Impact Teen Drivers, and more than 200 law enforcement agencies statewide are working together on increased education and enforcement efforts for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and California Teen Safe Driving Week.

Police, the Sheriff and the CHP will be focusing on educating the public about the dangers of driving with distractions through local media interviews, visits to schools, and traffic safety presentations.  In addition, two dates, April 1st and April 15th, have been earmarked for special statewide high visibility enforcement days for all law enforcement agencies that are participating in the national traffic safety campaign.

The urge to read and answer an incoming message upon hearing the text sound can be almost overwhelming. The Office of Traffic Safety is using a message of "Silence the Distraction" in new public service announcements aimed at getting drivers to turn off their phones while driving so they won't be tempted.


Mandatory Water ReductionsWaterReductions
Governor Issues Executive Order

On April 1, Governor Jerry Brown issued an Executive Order calling for mandatory water reductions in cities and towns across California in an effort to reduce water usage by 25%.  (Water consumption in Burlingame declined 20.3 percent during the period March 2014 to February 2015.)  Since Burlingame purchases its water from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), the City is coordinating with the SFPUC and the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency to develop a plan for complying with the new water reduction directive.  The prohibitions already in effect for residential customers include: 

  • Washing down sidewalks and driveways;

  • Watering outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes excess runoff;

  • Washing a motor vehicle with a hose, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle;

  • Operating a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is part of a recirculating system;

  • Irrigating turf or ornamental landscapes during and 48 hours following measurable precipitation (new prohibition); and

  • Watering outdoors more than two days per week. 

NewHeadsCity Manager Appoints Two Department Heads
Congratulations to Burlingame's New City Librarian and Fire Chief!

The City of Burlingame is excited to announce the recent appointment of Brad McCulley to City Librarian and John Kammeyer to Fire Chief of the Central County Fire Department (CCFD), which serves Burlingame, Hillsborough, and Millbrae and provides Fire Chief services to San Bruno. Brad has been with the City of Burlingame for eight years. He has served the City's Library in a number of roles including volunteer, page, library assistant, librarian and adult services manager.

A Florida native, Brad received his B.A. in Russian from Florida State University and later earned his Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University.

In his capacity as Library Director, Brad looks forward to getting everything running smoothly again after the recent Library renovation, spreading awareness about the new services and spaces available, and focusing on building bridges and strengthening relationships with all members of the community. When not working, Brad enjoys cycling with his partner and teaching his 9-year-old daughter how to bake.

John Kammeyer has been in the fire service for 25 years and has been with CCFD for 16 years. Prior to joining the fire service, John proudly served four years in the U.S. Coast Guard. He has a B.S. in Fire Science and is currently working on his Master's degree in Organization Leadership. As Fire Chief, John's primary goal is to ensure the citizens of Burlingame receive the highest level of service that CCFD can provide.

His hobbies include bicycle racing and competing in triathlons. He and his wife of 26 year have two adult children. 

SamTrans SamTrans Summer Youth Pass

All Summer Long for $40


The 2015 Summer Youth Pass goes on sale May 21st. The pass costs only $40 and is good for unlimited travel for kids 17 years and younger from June 1st through August 31st - a significant savings compared to purchasing a Monthly Youth Pass for each summer month.


Details about this year's Summer Youth Pass program are online 

EventsEvents Around Town
Free Live Music
First Fridays in Downtown Burlingame


The Burlingame Business Improvement District is sponsoring live entertainment in downtown Burlingame on the first Friday of every month through July. Bring your family and friends to the pergola on Burlingame Avenue at Park Road from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM this Friday, April 3rd and enjoy!
Disaster Preparedness Day
Saturday, June 6, 2015 - Save the Date


What:     San Mateo County's 11th Annual Disaster Preparedness Day

When:    Saturday, June 6th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Where:   San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Avenue, San Mateo


View first-aid, police, fire, emergency medical services and equipment demonstrations. Learn how to put together a disaster plan and emergency kit. Contact the Office of Emergency Services at (650) 363-4790 o Office of Supervisor Adrienne Tissier at (650) 363-4572.


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.


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
For more information, email Erik Winkler at notdafonz@yahoo.com or call (650) 834-2323.

The AristoCats Kids Musical

It's raining cats and dogs...in the Lincoln Elementary School Multipurpose Room, that is!


On April 10th and 11th, 36 students will act, sing and dance their way through Disney's The AristoCats Kids based on the1970 Disney film. Stomp your feet and clap your hands to "Ev'rybody Wants to Be A Cat" and "Thomas O'Malley Cat".  This event is free and open to the public - no tickets required. 


When:    April 10th at 7:00 PM and April 11th at 1:00 PM

Where:   Lincoln Elementary Multipurpose Room at 1801 Devereux Drive


For more information, e-mail iambasque@gmail.com or call (650) 697-6936.


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- a message from the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce