In this edition:                                         February 18, 2016

Local Transportation & Traffic Updates
Free Daily Trolley Service
Energy Efficiency Financing
Planning Commission Vacancy
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar

trafficLocal Transportation & Traffic Updates
February 19 - March 20

In the coming weeks, the City of Burlingame Public Works Department will be providing weekly traffic and transportation updates mostly related to the US101/Broadway Interchange Project. Be sure to check here for important updates.  We will also be posting updates to Facebook and Twitter.  Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook

Traffic Update: February 19 - February 20

Beginning Friday night, February 19,  from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning, the southbound 101/Broadway off-ramp at Rollins and Cadillac Way will be closed in order to reconfigure traffic lanes.  As part of the US101/Broadway Interchange Project, Caltrans will be allowing the US101 southbound off-ramp traffic to turn south onto Rollins Road and west to Cadillac Way again.  This construction work is for one night only and is weather dependent.  
For additional details, please contact Gidget Navarro, Caltrans Public Information Officer, at (510) 286-5574.
trolleyFree Daily Trolley Service
4 stops downtown, 11 times a day!
The City would like to remind the community that the Burlingame Trolley continues to provide free, daily service downtown.  Sponsored by the local hotels, the Broadway Merchants Association, the Downtown Burlingame Business Improvement District and the City, this service provides the community with convenient access to shopping, restaurants and entertainment.  Click here for the schedule.
energyEnergy Efficiency Financing
New program now available!
Property owners looking to finance energy efficiency improvements now have another option with Ygrene. Ygrene joins the City's other 4 PACE programs - PACE, stands for Property Assessed Clean Energy, and is an innovative program that allows property owners to spread the cost of a project over many years by tacking it onto their annual property tax payments. PACE programs may finance solar energy, energy efficiency, water efficiency, and seismic improvements as well as electric vehicle charging stations. Learn more about the available PACE programs in Burlingame here .
planningCity's Planning Commission Seeks to Fill Vacancy
Applications for one vacant seat due February 26

Are you interested in finding a way to participate in your community? Then consider applying for appointment to the City of Burlingame Planning Commission! The City invites applicants to offer their interest, experience, and enthusiasm in service of their City.
Commissioners offer their ideas and recommendations to the City Council and staff in order to help them to make the finest, most informed decisions in the best interest of everyone living, working, and visiting our community.
Click here for an application.  If you have any questions, please contact Ana Silva in the City Manager's Office at (650) 558-7204.
EventsEvents Around Town
Village Park Preschool Enrollment Lottery
Wednesday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center

Do you have a child that is ready to begin preschool this fall?  The Village Park Preschool Enrollment Lottery will be held for Burlingame residents on Wednesday, February 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the Recreation Center.  For more information on this program and to pre-register for the lottery, please visit:
Documentary Film Series
Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. (ongoing, except holidays)
Parks and Recreation Department

The Parks and Recreation Department is now offering a Documentary Film Series program. Documentaries on a variety of topics will be screened every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. This will be in addition to the Friday Matinee program showing new releases on Fridays at 1:00 p.m..  See the Burlingame Gazette (Active Adults Newsletter) for a listing of the films that will be shown.  All adults in the community are invited to both complimentary programs.
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Girls on the Run
Currently seeking volunteer coaches

Girls on the Run of the Bay Area is a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Its mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The organization is currently seeking volunteer coaches.  Click here to learn more. 
Come Play Burlingame Jeopardy
Sunday, February 28 at 2:00 p.m.
Lane Room, Main Library at 480 Primrose Road

The Burlingame Historical Society presents: Burlingame Jeopardy! Play along, win prizes and have fun! The Historical Society will use images from its permanent collection to test the audience's sleuthing ability while discovering Burlingame past and present.  This event is free and open to the public.
Exhibit Opening Event and Exhibit
Opening Event: February 28 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Exhibit: Runs February 28 - March 15; 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday - Sunday
The Peninsula Museum of Art at 1777 California Drive in Burlingame

Visit the Peninsula Museum of Art for this free opening event and exhibit featuring prints by Betty Friedman and sculpture by Albert Dicruttalo. For more information,  visit the Museum at

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