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Traffic Update: March 19 - March 20; March 26 and 27
  
Beginning this weekend, Caltrans will begin de-construction of the existing Broadway overcrossing. This work is scheduled for two consecutive weekends during night-time hours.  Full highway closure of US101 will be required, as follows:
  • US101 Southbound will close Saturday and Sunday mornings between 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., March 19 and March 20
  • US101 Northbound will close Saturday and Sunday mornings between 12:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., March 26 and March 27

During these freeway closures, traffic will be detoured onto nearby local streets. Various land and ramp closures will also be necessary for this work.  Please note: The old overcrossing will be demolished with heavy equipment. Local residents and businesses may experience some increased noise levels.
 

Contact Gidget Navarro, Caltrans Public Information Officer, at (510) 286-5574, or refer to Caltrans' website.

InterchangeBroadway Interchange Now Partially Open
Project enters final phases!

As of this morning, the new Broadway/US101 Interchange overcrossing is open to traffic! While the western portion and southbound US101 off-ramp are now in the final configuration, the eastern portion, by Bayshore Hwy and Airport Blvd, is still under construction and is approximately 10 months away from completion. As part of the next phase of work, the overpass walls, granite stone caps, and decorative corbels will be completed in their final finished texture and color. The entire interchange is planned to be finished in mid-2017. 
crimeWeb Based Crime Reporting Service
Now available to the public

Chief Eric Wollman and the Burlingame Police Department are proud to announce that they will be providing an updated, online police reporting option to the public.  This web based reporting system will allow the public to file certain police reports online (e.g. minor thefts, vehicle burglaries, lost property, hit & run accidents, crime tips, etc.).  The public will be able to complete the online reports at their convenience from their own home computers, business computers, or at the computer in the police department lobby.  
 
Users will be able to print a temporary copy of the report upon completion.  Police personnel will review the report and, once approved, transfer the information into the Burlingame Police Department's records management system. Online reports will receive the same follow-up investigation and statistical analysis as reports filed with an actual police officer.
 
This web based reporting option will allow officers more time on the street to address community needs, while at the same time keeping up with the public's increasing demand for more online service options.  We also want to remind the public that this service is optional, and that officers will always respond in person when requested by our citizens.  
 
The web based crime reporting service is available at h ttp://www.burlingame.org/bpdonlinereports
activitySpring/Summer Activities Guide is Here
Registration is now open!

Come join the fun! Spring & Summer Recreation Registration is going on now!
Register for our award-winning Family Campout, summer camps, classes, activities and more! To view the Spring & Summer Activities Guide click here.
 
DonateDonate Your Books
Help support the Burlingame Library
 
Donate your used books and media at the main library information desk.  Pick-ups for large donations can be arranged by calling (650) 558-7404.
 
Donated books are carefully assessed by knowledgeable volunteers to obtain maximum value.  Books are sold online, in the library and at periodic book sales.  All donations are tax deductible.
Proceeds from book sales go directly to the Library to support Burlingame Library collections, community programs, community access to technology services and maintenance of historic library interiors.
VigilantBe vigilant about safety
A message from the Burlingame Police Department

With spring around the corner and warmer days ahead, more of us will be out and about - enjoying our City's wonderful parks, businesses, libraries, restaurants and streets.  The Burlingame Police Department would like to remind everyone to exercise caution and be vigilant about safety.  Remember to use pedestrian crosswalks, avoid distracted driving, and call 9-1-1 if you see any suspicious activity.  Even small steps like hiding valuables out of view, locking your car door, or avoiding hanging your purse off the back of your chair can go a long way in avoiding hassles and petty crimes.
EventsEvents Around Town
Cut That Carbon
Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road

Representatives from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, San Mateo County's Commute.org and Active Transportation programs, and Proterra, a local electric bus company, will describe how new technology, incentives and rebates are helping people get out of their cars and enjoy healthier, less-expensive commuting options. This program is free and open to the public. Door prizes will be given out, including extras for those who don't drive alone to this event. Presented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame. Details about other programs are available here: http://bit.ly/1Kpa4gg. For more information, visit www.cecburlingame.org or email info@burlingamecec.org.
Youth Advisory Committee Fundraiser
Friday, April 22 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
at the Burlingame Recreation Center

Save the date for the  Burlingame's Youth Advisory Committee's (Y.A.C) annual fundraiser, "Mission Impastable", to help raise money for the Youth Scholarship Fund and assist with future Y.A.C programming.
 
Join us at the Burlingame Recreation Center for a delicious pasta dinner with all the trimmings. Tickets are $8 pre-sale, $10 at the door and $5 for kids. The Parks and Recreation Foundation will be selling drinks. For more information or if you are with a local business and would like to contribute a donation to the raffle, please contact Nicole Rath at (650) 558-7308.
Lifeguard Certification Course
Starting Monday, March 28

Burlingame Aquatic Club (BAC) will be hosting a lifeguard course this month, starting Monday, March 28th. The class is open to anyone who will be 15 or older by the first day of class and who is able to swim 300 yards consecutively. To sign up and for detailed class information, please  click here..
  
BAC is also currently hiring lifeguards, so anyone who successfully passes the course will be able to apply for a part-time lifeguarding position.
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Lysander Piano Trio
Sunday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame

 
This season's Music at Kohl Discovery Artist, New York-based Lysander Piano Trio is the winner of multiple awards and honors including the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Competition, Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Coleman Ensemble Competition, and the JC Arriaga Chamber Music Competition. The Strad raves: "incredible ensemble, passionate playing, articulate and imaginative ideas and a wide palette of colours".
 
Free Master Class with the Young Chamber Musicians, Pre-concert Talk at 6:00, Complimentary Meet-the-Artists Wine and Buffet Reception following concert.

Tickets: $48, $45 & $15. Contact (650) 762-1130 or www.musicatkohl.org for more information.
Green Building Workshop
Saturday, March 26 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m
Devil's Canyon Brewery, 935 Washington St, San Carlos
  
The Green Building workshop will focus on reuse of building materials, solid waste diversion, and energy/water efficient systems.  The workshop will feature a visit to a leading green building site in San Mateo County, Devil's Canyon Brewery in San Carlos, for an opportunity for a fun hands-on look at green building theory in practice.
 
This free workshop is hosted by the County of San Mateo's RecycleWorks Volunteer Academy.
Green Business Workshop
Saturday, May 14 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County of San Mateo, Office of Sustainability, 455 County Center, 4th Floor, Redwood City

Through the Green Business workshop, business owners and participants will have the opportunity to work on their own business certifications under the County's Green Business Program and directly engage with a local certified green business, Aly's on Main in downtown Redwood City, to learn about their experience in the County's Green Business certification process, including the benefits and challenges of becoming a green business.
  
This free workshop is hosted by the County of San Mateo's RecycleWorks Volunteer Academy.

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