In this edition:                                 October 27, 2016

PD Tips for a Safe Halloween
Last Chance for Bay Area Sunshares

Sawyer Camp Trail Reopens for Weekday Use

Events Around Town 

Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar

Link To Caltrain Notices and Updates


Cancelled! Tonight's Fresh Market
The last planned Thursday Fresh Market of the season is cancelled this evening due to the weather.  Sunday markets will continue until December 18, 2016.

The California Office of Traffic Safety and the Burlingame Police Department want everyone to have a fun Halloween.  Please review the following safety tips to ensure a safe holiday for all.
 
Tips for parents and trick-or-treaters
  • Children should be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Use sidewalks.
  • Look both ways before crossing and use crosswalks.
  • Use reflective tape on costumes or carry and use a flashlight.
  • Reduce the risk of trips and falls, by avoiding masks or costumes that limit your vision and movement.
  • Examine all treats for choking hazards or tampering and only eat factory wrapped treats. 

Tips for motorists

  • Be extra vigilant about watching out for children.
  • Obey traffic signs and signals.
  • Reduce your speed, especially in residential areas where children are likely to be present.
  • Trick-or-treaters may not pay attention to traffic; be prepared to stop if someone darts out midblock or from between parked cars.
  • Never text and drive and avoid being distracted by electronic devices.
Consuming alcoholic beverages and possession of open alcoholic beverages containers on streets and sidewalks is prohibited by law.
 
The Burlingame Police Department is employing DUI Saturation Patrols this weekend looking for impaired drivers. Funding for DUI Saturation Patrols is from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Call 911 to report drunk drivers!
sunsharesLast Chance
Bay Area SunShares Registration ends November 4
 
Registration for Bay Area SunShares ends November 4th - sign up today for a free solar audit on your home, discounted solar energy, and discounts on the Nissan Leaf. Residents with solar save money on their electricity bills AND can sell excess electricity back to Peninsula Clean Energy at market rates. Take advantage of going solar at http://www.bayareasunshares.org/.
sawyercampSawyer Camp Trail Reopens for Weekday Use
Beginning November 1

The mid-section of the Sawyer Camp Trail that has been temporarily closed on weekdays for habitat restoration will be open again every day, starting Tuesday, November 1.

 

Crews will continue to work in the area, and trail use might be temporarily affected for part of a day in November.  Please watch for signage at the trail heads, or don't hesitate to contact us with questions.

 

Crews plan to return again for approximately two weeks to completely resurface the southern half of the trail by spring 2017, depending on weather and equipment availability. During this time, the southern half of the trail will be temporarily closed.

 

Over the next couple of years, staff will continue to watch for re-sprouting of the invasive, non-native acacias. Acorn plantings will follow as soon as the area is ready for them.   The work in the Sawyer Camp Trail vicinity is part of a long-term project throughout the watershed to bring back and maintain about 180 acres of native oak woodland and grassland habitats-and the diversity of plant and wildlife species that depend on them.

 

For project updates, visit sfwater.org/peninsula. For questions call (866) 973-1476 or email mliapes@sfwater.org or blauppe@sfwater.org.  The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission thanks you for your patience and cooperation.

EventsEvents Around Town
Halloween Dance for Active Adults
Today! 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Come to the only Halloween party in town that's just for Active Adults (55+)!  The event will take place this afternoon and will include a DJ with dance lessons, a costume contest, and yummy treats. Come help make this 2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular a monster-mashing success! Admission is free. Call (650) 558-7300 for more information.
California Drive Roundabout Project

Tonight! at 6:30 p.m.

Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Avenue, Social Hall

 

The public is invited to attend the third community meeting for the California Drive "Roundabout" Project. The project involves the design and construction of a traffic roundabout at the intersection of California Drive, Bellevue Avenue, and Lorton Avenue in downtown Burlingame. At this meeting, a brief project update will be provided, including answers to questions and comments from the second public meeting.  The meeting will also include discussion about landscaping and urban design options, with a focus on gathering community preferences.

                                                                                  

Please join city representatives and project team members to learn about the project, get an update, and give your feedback on design options. There will be an interactive question and answer period with the project team immediately following the presentation.

 

For more information contact Mr. Augustine Chou, Engineering Program Manager at (650) 558-7230 or  achou@burlingame.org or visit the project's website at

 

Day of the Dead Run
Saturday, October 29 starting at 8:00 a.m.
at Coyote Point

Burlingame's Youth Advisory Committee is partnering with Color Run 5k, Inc. to offer a Day of the Dead Run. This is not a Color Run event, but a festive, fun-run for everyone! Costumes are encouraged - there will be prizes for the best. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarship Program which provides funding for 4th-8th grade after school sports, in-house recreation camps, senior activities, Village Park Preschool and after school enrichment classes.
 
To register, visit http://dayofthedead.run   The event coordinators are also looking for more volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at this great event, please click here. We hope to see you there!
First Annual Fall Festival
Sunday, October 30 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
on Howard Avenue

Save the date! Downtown Burlingame's First Annual Fall Festival will take place Sunday, October 30th on Howard Avenue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event will include live music, a petting zoo, food trucks and a beer garden. Admission is free!
Annual Tree Lighting
Friday, December 2 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5:00 p.m. at City Hall
Parade, on Burlingame Avenue, after Tree Lighting Ceremony
Live Entertainment , after Parade on Primrose Road
Kiddie Rides, 1100 Block of Burlingame Avenue
Visit Santa, In front of The Gap on Park Road
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
"Little Big Game" - BHS vs. San Mateo
Saturday, November 5 at 11:00 a.m.
Burlingame High School

Burlingame High School football games are fantastic, family-friendly events - reminders of why our small community is such a special place.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
Meetings held weekly on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church at 1500 Easton Drive

Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, "FA", is a twelve step recovery program for people who suffer from food obsession, overeating, bulimia and under-eating. Everyone is welcome at meetings, including those who think they may have a food problem or those who are concerned about someone who may. For more information or a list of additional meetings please visit www.foodaddicts.org.

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