June 29, 2017
Potential Local Revenue Measure
Fireworks Are Illegal
Auto Burglarly Prevention Tips
Events Around Town
Community Corner
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Link to Weekly Caltrain Notices

revenuePotential Local Revenue Measure

Last week, the City Council completed the first reading of the potential Burlingame Essential Services Measure.  If you missed the meeting, you may view a video of the meeting by clicking here.  To view the staff report and ordinance, click here to view the agenda and scroll down to agenda item 9(a).
FireworksFireworks Are Illegal

The Burlingame Police Department and Central County Fire Department would like to remind residents and visitors that all fireworks, including "safe and sane" fireworks, may not be used in Burlingame by order of Burlingame Municipal Code 10.48.010. Violators will be prosecuted.
autoAuto Burglary Prevention Tips

Auto burglaries have increasingly become an issue for communities throughout the Bay Area. If everyone followed the simple tips listed below, we could practically eliminate them completely in our community:
  • Lock your doors and keep all windows completely closed. Many auto burglars specifically target unlocked vehicles and will walk past locked and secured vehicles.
  • Do not keep valuables in your vehicle. Burglars can't take what isn't there.
  • Keep all property out of view, even low value items such as gym bags, power cords, etc. These types of items in plain view indicate to burglars that there may be valuable items inside the bag or stored within the vehicle.   Place property out of view or in your trunk prior to parking in your final destination. Some burglars watch as people park their cars to see where they may hide items of value.
  • Park in busy, well-lit areas or in your driveway or garage at night. Burglars don't want to be seen and don't want to draw attention to themselves by walking up driveways.
  • Be alert for suspicious subjects, vehicles, and activity taking place around you; and don't be afraid to call the police to report suspicious activity. Alert citizens are responsible for the majority of arrests made in crimes such as burglaries, thefts, vandalisms, etc.
EventsEvents Around Town
Shop the Fresh Market: Produce, Flowers and Retail Stalls
Sundays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Park Road at Burlingame Avenue
  
Burlingame Fresh Markets are certified markets featuring California growers who deliver seasonal produce and flowers, including many organic items. There are also retail stalls presenting local food products.
There's No Place Like the TBT Movie Series
Tonight! The movie will be begin at dark, shortly after 8:40 p.m.
Cuernavaca Field
  
The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department will be showing The Wizard of Oz this evening, as part of its ongoing Throwback Thursdays Movie Series.
 
If you are looking for a new date night idea or an evening out with friends, the Throwback Thursdays series will be your chance to enjoy a fun night out in Burlingame. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information about the outdoor movie event series, contact Nicole Rath of the Burlingame Recreation Department at (650) 558-7308 or nrath@burlingame.org.
Music in the Park
The Brigham Brothers - Country Rock
Sunday, July 2, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Washington Park
  
The Music in the Park concert series is brought to you by Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department and Veolia Water.  All concerts are free!   Bring your chair or blanket. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. There will be face painting, a food vendor and other sweet treats. Also, the Burlingame Art Society will be on-site hosting open houses at each concert to display some of their amazing artwork. Check out the City's Special Events page for further details!
The Growing Problem of Electronic Waste
Tuesday, July 18, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Public Library

There's a dirty secret about electronic waste. In California, even in Silicon Valley, it's often shipped to developing countries, where its hazardous components contaminate water, soil and air. As the volume of e-waste increases, due to shorter product life cycles, how can we make sure it's recycled responsibly? Two speakers will offer ideas: Tim Goncharoff of Santa Cruz County, which recently passed strict e-waste legislation; and James Kao, founder of GreenCitizen, a sustainable e-waste recycling firm based in Burlingame.

This free event is part of the Green Programs on Hot Topics 2017 speaker series and is presented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame and funded by the Burlingame Library Foundation.
CommunityCommunity Corner
Two Victorian Day Walking Tours
Sunday, August 6
Tours at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - Meet at the Burlingame Avenue Railroad Station (290 California Dr.) for a 45-minute tour that describes the three-decade growth of Burlingame Avenue, from wealthy equestrian playground in 1895 to a bustling suburb after the San Francisco Earthquake in 1906.

3:00 p.m.  - Meet at the Easton  Branch Library (Cabrillo Ave. at 1800 Easton Dr.) for a 45-minute tour.  Walk with us through a small residential section of North Burlingame history, exploring the development of the area from Rancho Buri Buri to Blackhawk Ranch to Town of Easton. 

These free tours are presented by the Burlingame Historical Society in partnership with the SM County Historical Association.
Solar PV Workshop
Saturday, July 15, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
San Mateo County Center, 455 County Center, Room 101, First Floor, Redwood City

Learn the basics of solar PV, benefits of going solar, the options you have and purchasing tips, and all the steps to installing solar PV in a home. Upon completion of the workshop, you will be eligible to volunteer for solar PV installations working together with SunWork's professional staff!
  


  
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