May 18, 2017
National Police Week
Click It or Ticket Campaign
Sawyer Camp Trail Partial Closures
Village Playground Closed Tomorrow
Beautification Commission Vacancy
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Weekly Caltrain Notices

policeweekIt's National Police Week

We appreciate the contributions and sacrifices of the hard-working men and women in blue that respond to our 911 calls and maintain the safety so vital to Burlingame's quality of life. Thank you for everything you do!
clickitClick It or Ticket Campaign Starts May 22

As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacations, the Burlingame Police Department and the California Office of Traffic Safety is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket.  Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep you and your family safe, the national seat belt campaign will take place May 22 through June 4, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year.
Officers will conduct seat belt enforcement operations during the two week Click It Or Ticket mobilization to help lower California's traffic deaths. In addition to these special patrols, officers on routine patrol will also be looking for unrestrained drivers and passengers to stop and cite.
"The Burlingame Police Department encourages the use of seatbelts. The simple and quick task of using your seatbelt can prevent injuries and save lives. High-visibility seat belt enforcement is important 24 hours a day, but nighttime is especially deadly for unbuckled occupants. In 2013, in California, about 59 percent of passenger vehicle occupants were killed at night (6 p.m. - 5:59 a.m.) who were not wearing their seat belts." said Burlingame's Chief of Police Eric Wollman.  
Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night. In San Mateo County, the ticket cost for an adult seat belt violation is approximately $162, with penalties for not restraining a child at $465.
In 2015, 545 Californians where killed because they did not buckle their seat belts according to NHTSA. Nationally, almost twice as many males were killed in crashes as compared to females, with lower belt use rates, too. Of the males killed in crashes in 2015, more than half (52%) were unrestrained. For females killed in crashes, 42 percent were not buckled up. 
For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit
sawyerSawyer Camp Trail Partial Closure May 15-26

The southern half of the Sawyer Camp Trail will be closed for about 3-1/2 miles from the Crystal Springs entrance to the Jepson Laurel every day, May 15 - 26, including the weekend of May 20 - 21, for repaving. The northern half, from the Hillcrest entrance to the Jepson Laurel, will be open every day. 
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will repave the surface of the entire southern half of the trail, and restore the adjoining shoulders. The trail may also be closed for one more weekday after the Memorial Day weekend so that crews can finish painting the center stripe.  Notices will be posted.
Bicyclists wanting through access should use alternative routes during this period. 
Please direct questions to (866) 973-1476  or or Project updates are available at Thank you for your patience and support! 
villageparkVillage Playground Closed Tomorrow, Friday, May 19

The Village Playground is scheduled for minor repairs on Friday, May 19. The nature of repairs require complete closure of all play equipment while work is being performed. We expect to have the playground reopened in the late afternoon.   We apologize for any inconvenience.
libraryvacantBeautification Commission Vacancy
There is currently one opening with the Beautification Commission.  The application deadline is June 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. PST.  To learn more and access the applications for Beautification Commissioner, click here.
EventsEvents Around Town
Senior/55+ Day Trips

Join the Parks and Recreation Department on exciting day trips all over the Bay Area!  Here are a few of our upcoming trips and we would love for you to join us!
Chinatown Walking Tour - Thursday, May 18
Summer of Love Tour (50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love) - Wednesday, June 21
Graton Casino - Wednesday, July 12
Gilroy Garlic Festival - Friday, July 28
SFMOMA & the New Potrero Hill Tour - Thursday, August 17
For more details, call (650) 558-7300 or visit:
Throw Back Thursday Movie Series Begins May 25
This summer, experience Throwback Thursday Movie Series - a traveling movie series in various Burlingame Parks. On select Thursdays, beginning May 25 and starting at dusk, we will be bringing back movies on our beautiful, outdoor, 30 foot, inflatable screen.
May 25 at Washington Park: Goonies
June 29 at Cuernavaca: Wizard of Oz
July 27 at Ray Park: When Harry Met Sally
August 17 at Village Park:  Dirty Dancing
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
On May 25 we will be showing The Goonies! The movie will begin at dark around 8:30 p.m.
Bike to Shop Day
Saturday, May 27, All Day

Bike to Shop Day is on May 27. Ride your bike to participating stores and receive special discounts. Check out the map  of participating businesses. Riding bikes to shopping is a great way to explore Burlingame's downtown areas and local stores.
Last year, over 20 Burlingame businesses participated. If you are a business and would like to participate this year, sign up here .
Singin' in the Rain, Jr.
Friday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 29 at 1:00 p.m.
Burlingame Intermediate School auditorium, 1715 Quesada Way, Burlingame

Burlingame Parks and Recreation's Summer Musical Camp has changed to Singin' in the Rain, Jr. due to licensing restrictions. This production is free and open to the public - no tickets are necessary.

The "Greatest Musical of All Time" is lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay in Singin' in the Rain, Jr. Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin' in the Rain Jr. a guaranteed good time for performers and audience members alike.
This musical camp is for ages 8-14. To register online, email or call (650) 558-7300.
CommunityCommunity Corner
Boy Scout Troup 156 Rummage Sale
Saturday, May 20, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 1500 Easton Drive, Burlingame

Boy Scout Troop 156  in Burlingame is holding a rummage sale on Saturday, May 20, 9am-3pm, to raise funds to send 10 boy scouts to Florida Sea Base in July. This event will be in the overflow parking lot at Easton @ El Camino Real.

Tools - Sports items - Household items - Knick Knacks - Books and more!
SM 101 Managed Lanes Project - Public Meeting Notice
Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 6:30 p.m., San Mateo City Hall
Monday, June 5, 2017, 6:30 p.m., Redwood City City Hall

Caltrans will hold two public information meetings to present a proposed Managed Lanes Project on U.S. 101 in Northern Santa Clara and San Mateo County.  Community attendance and input is encouraged.  For more information about the project, click here.
Grassroots Advocacy & Skill Building with Brian Rawson
Saturday, June 3, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Reservation deadline is May 22)
850 Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Avenue
Presented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame, this workshop will teach participants to use tools and techniques to advocate for the issue of their choice. They will practice refining their message for a target audience, giving a brief, persuasive talk on an issue and developing tactics that get noticed by those with the power to create change.
Reservation deadline is May 22. Cost: $15; scholarships available. More info at or email Click here for a reservation form with full details.
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
Peninsula Girls Chorus Auditions

The Peninsula Girls Chorus, a place where girls have found their voices since 1994, will be holding spring auditions on June 8th and June 10th for all girls ages 6-18.  No previous choral experience is necessary.  PGC currently serves over 230 singers in 6 different choir levels and was chosen by CBS news as one of the top choirs on the Peninsula.  To schedule an audition appointment or for more information about PGC's program, please visit our website at You can schedule an audition appointment online or call our office at (650) 347-6351.

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