floodFlood and Fire Insurance Information
Information from the State of California Department of Insurance
The City recently received flood and fire insurance information from the State of California Department of Insurance that may be useful for Burlingame homeowners.

Did you know? Flood damage is not covered by traditional homeowners' insurance. Flood insurance is only available through the National Flood Insurance Program and there is a 30 day waiting period before the policy is effective. Learn more about flood protection here.

Did you know? With increased losses, due to more frequent and more severe fires, some insurance companies are not renewing policies or restricting where they write new policies. As such, the Legislature established an insurer of last resort for Californians unable to find standard home insurance. Californians unable to find standard home insurance are entitled to purchase fire insurance from the California FAIR Plan. Learn more by clicking here or calling (800) 339-4099.

The California Department of Insurance website offers a number of tools to help consumers understand home/residential insurance. For insurance questions and complaints, call the Insurance Consumer Hotline at (800) 927-4357 or visit the Department's website. For a premium comparison tool click here.
TreeTree Planting Begins
Elm trees have arrived
On December 3, the Parks Division received 13 of the 18 Elm trees that will be planted along El Camino Real in an effort to maintain the character of the historic tree row.  Caltrans purchased the trees, and the City's Parks Division will plant them in the next few weeks.

FunCome Join the Fun
Winter Recreation Registration is taking place now!
Click here to register for after-school sports, classes, trips, enrichment and more! To view the  Parks and Recreation Winter Activities Guide click here.

NinoEl Niño Unlikely to End Drought
Infographic Helps Explain Why

As Burlingame residents and businesses continue to save water in a committed and dedicated manner, many of us still wonder if this winter's El Niño will pull California out of its significant drought. Experts are skeptical El Niño will be able to erase the effects of California's four year drought.  Click on this infographic to see the key California drought recovery factors according to the Association of California Water Agencies.

The City of Burlingame would like to thank residents and businesses for your continued water conservation efforts. Since June 2015, when the State began the Water Conservation Mandate, the City of Burlingame has conserved an overall 31% water on a cumulative basis in response to the State Mandated 16% targeted water conservation requirements for Burlingame.
Visit www.burlingame.org/drought for more information about how to continue to save water both indoors and outdoors. 
CCFDThe CCFD Toy Drive is On
Donate gifts to local children

The Central County Fire Department has been working with local merchants to collect toys for its CCFD Toy Drive.  Barrels will be placed in various locations throughout Burlingame, Hillsborough, and Millbrae where the public can drop off new, unwrapped toys.  Click here for a complete list of local drop off locations.

Final pick-up of toys and donations will be on December 24.  No time to shop?  Monetary donations can be made out to: CCFD Toy Drive, 1399 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA  94010.  For more information, please visit the website or email Firefighter Herman Barahona at hbarahona@centralcountyfd.org.
EventsEvents Around Town
Support the Burlingame Library!
Shop at Books Inc. between 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Eat at Urban Bistro between 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Tonight, shop from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for beautiful books and gifts at Books Inc. on Burlingame Avenue. The store will donate 20% of its sales to the Burlingame Library. Free refreshments and gift wrapping will be available.

Also, enjoy a delicious meal at Urban Bistro on Lorton Avenue between 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and mention the Burlingame Library Foundation when ordering. Fifteen percent of your check will support the Burlingame Library.

CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Santa at the Peninsula Humane Society
Saturday, December 12 from Noon - 4:00p.m.
Main entrance to PHS/SPCA at 1450 Rollins Road in Burlingame

Bring your pets for pictures with Santa.  All pets are welcome.  Dogs must remain on leashes and cats in their carriers. The cost is $20 per pose.  Owners will receive digital access to photos.  All proceeds will benefit the PHS/SPCA.  No reservations are required. For questions, call 650-685-8510.

           Shop Burlingame - your tax dollars support City services!

- a message from the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce