In this edition:                                         February 4, 2016

Replanting the Urban Forest
City Well Adds Alternative Water Source
Do You Have a Room to Rent?
Plan for Trees on Broadway Avenue
Events Around Town
Community Corner
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UrbanReplanting the Urban Forest
84 trees coming to Burlingame

In the next two weeks, the Parks Division will be planting 84 trees throughout the City.  The species of trees being planted will include Trident Maples, Gingko Bilobas, Crepe Myrtles, Maytens, Yoshino Cherries, Red Oaks, Cork Oaks, Catalpas, Australian Willows, Liquidambars, St. Mary's Magnolia, Southern Magnolia, Scarlet Oaks, Red Maples, Raywood Ashes, Chinese Flame trees, Chinese Pistaches, Sycamores, Purple Leaf Plums, Aristocrat Pears and Idaho Locust.  This is the first of three plantings that will happen this year.
wellCity Well Adds Alternative Water Source
Public Works rehabs groundwater well in Washington Park


The City's Public Works Department is pleased to inform the community that in an effort to comply with the Governor's executive order to conserve water, the City has rehabilitated an existing, non-functioning groundwater well in Washington Park to produce non-potable well water for irrigation and municipal uses.  The well water is now operational and is being used for municipal purposes such as watering plants and trees, street sweeping, power washing, and other uses in the City water trucks.  The addition of a groundwater well to City's water supply provides additional sources of water for non-potable purposes and helps the City to further reduce its consumption of potable water.

roomDo You Have a Room to Rent?
HIP Housing seeks housing providers

HIP Housing is encouraging people with a room to rent to sign up for HIP Housing's Home Sharing Program. Room providers may be eligible to receive a $250 incentive if they match with someone from the program 90 days after the housemate moves in!  To learn more about HIP Housing, click here. To view a list of housing available in San Mateo County, click here

HIP Housing has been providing creative affordable housing solutions for people in San Mateo County for over forty years. It empowers families and individuals in San Mateo County to live happier, more independent and self-sufficient lives through innovative housing and mentoring programs. 
planPlan for Trees on Broadway Avenue
Proposal to be heard by Beautification Commission on February 4

The ornamental 'Aristocrat' Pear trees along Broadway Avenue in the business area have been suffering from fire blight.  This vascular disease will kill the trees over time.  In addition, the Carrotwoods in the bulb outs at each intersection have been challenging to manage. Their broad canopies obscure pedestrian visibility and make them prone to damage by passing trucks.

City staff has been working with the Broadway Business Improvement District's ("BID") Board of Directors to determine the best way to resolve these issues.  After several meetings, the Broadway BID Board approved of the following plan.  As each 'Aristrocrat' Pear dies, it will be replaced by the disease resistant 'Redspire' Pear.  An example of a newly planted 'Redspire' pear can be seen in front of 1327 Broadway. The Carrotwoods will be removed in unison and replaced with Crape Myrtles.  The Crape Myrtle tree was chosen for its upright growth that will not hinder views of businesses and pedestrians and its bright flowers that will add color to the Avenue.

This proposal will be heard by the Beautification Commission on February 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center at 850 Burlingame Ave.  The community will have the opportunity to weigh in on the proposal.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, correspondence can be sent to the Beautification Commission at 850 Burlingame Avenue or
EventsEvents Around Town
Love Your Library Event
Friday, February 5 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Main Library at 480 Primrose Road

Join us at the Burlingame Public Library for this special event for all ages. The Love Your Library Event celebrates libraries and books and features a beautifully decorated library to match the festivities of the evening.  The event will also feature a jazz band with dancing, tasty treats, crafts, face painting, a photo booth and more.  For more information, call the Children's Desk at (650) 558-7400, ext. 3.
CPR AED Training - Adult, Child & Infant
Wednesday, February 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Central County Fire Station 36 Training Room
1399 Rollins Road in Burlingame

You will be trained by a CPR instructor who is an experienced staff member of the Central County Fire Department, which serves communities of Burlingame, Hillsborough and Millbrae. You will learn CPR in a safe, timely and effective manner to an adult, child and infant. You will also be trained on using an AED. You can make a difference. Click here to register.
Active Adults Valentine's Dance
Thursday, February 11 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center at 850 Burlingame Avenue

Active Adults (age 55+) are invited to our Valentine's Dance.  We will have a DJ, dance lessons, snacks, and refreshments.  This is a free event, but please RSVP by calling (650) 558-7300.  Thank you to our Burlingame Youth Advisory Committee for hosting this event.  We look forward to celebrating this enchanting holiday with you!
"Food Waste in the Land of Plenty"
Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Main Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame

Learn about the enormous problem of food waste in America and what a local organization, Peninsula Food Runners, is doing about it. You'll also see John Oliver's hilarious take on the issue in an HBO clip. No admission charge. Free snacks and desserts will be served. Anyone who doesn't drive alone to this program is eligible for a free prize. Presented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame. Details about other programs are available here: . For more information, visit or email
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
San Andreas: The Movie - Fact or Fiction
Saturday, February 6 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
In the Lane Room at the Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road

Is a 9+ magnitude earthquake possible on the San Andreas Fault? Could a tsunami strike the Golden Gate Bridge? Earthquake expert Tom Brocher will challenge you to figure how which catastrophes shown in the movie "San Andreas" could really happen in the Bay Area, and which are pure Hollywood. 
Brocher, who is a former resident of Burlingame and a research geophysicist with the Earthquake Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey, also will explain the latest advancements in earthquake early warning technology and will offer tips on surviving an earthquake. 
Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
This program is presented by the Burlingame Neighborhood Network, which encourages residents to work cooperatively in neighborhood teams to prepare for disasters. For more information, visit or email . A flyer is available here
Music at Kohl Mansion Valentine's Day Concert
Sunday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame
The Boreal Trio, top prize-winners of numerous competitions, is passionate about exploring the existing chamber repertoire for clarinet, viola and piano, as well as inspiring composers to create new work for this unusual combination. Boreal brings to Kohl Mansion a program of pieces by Mozart, Schumann, Max Bruch and Jean Françaix to capture our hearts on Valentine's Day.

Free Pre-concert Talk at 6:00, Complimentary Meet-the-Artists Wine and Buffet Reception following concert. For tickets visit or call  (650) 762-1130.
BCE Dinner Dance & Auction
Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 6:00p.m. - Midnight
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Hotel, Burlingame

Burlingame Community for Education Foundation (BCE) is pleased to announce that their biggest annual fundraiser, the BCE Dinner Dance and Auction, will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2016. All proceeds from this event benefit Burlingame's TK-8 public schools. This year, the BCE Dinner Dance and Auction will feature a "Totally Awesome Prom Night" theme.
Early Bird Tickets are on Sale February 23 through March 21. Regularly priced tickets are $175 and early bird tickets are $150. No tickets will be sold at the event. For auction information and to purchase event tickets, visit BCE's website at
Burlingame Dragons FC
2016 Schedule Announced!

The Premier Development League and the Burlingame Dragons Football Club unveiled their Regular Season schedule, which includes seven regular season home matches at Dragons Stadium on the campus of Burlingame High School.  The 2016 schedule features a total of 15 guaranteed games featuring 14 regular season contests and at least one U.S. Open Cup tie. Season, Flex Pack, Two Pack and Single Game Tickets can be purchased for home contests at

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