Shuttle buses that bring Bayfront hotel visitors into Burlingame’s shopping districts received an infusion of city cash this week.
The City Council voted Monday to provide $25,000 in funding for the Burlingame Trolley for only one year, starting July 1, said Jane Gomery, Burlingame’s program manager.
The six-day-a-week shuttle, which faced potential service cutbacks due to rising fuel costs, provides a vital link between the city’s six airport Read More
The days of the Styrofoam takeout container appear to be numbered in San Mateo County.
Burlingame was the latest city to say no to Styrofoam with the approval this week of a ban on polystyrene packaging for prepared food.
The ordinance adopted Monday by the City Council was the same as one adopted by the county earlier this year, which bans food vendors from selling prepared food in polystyrene-based food containers, the packaging popularly known as Styrofoam. Read More
Burlingame High School’s swim team is confident heading into the Peninsula Athletic League Championships and hopes to claim both the boys’ and girls’ titles on Saturday.
“This year we had 90 kids come out,” Burlingame coach Christopher Culp said. “We have quite a bit of talent.”Burlingame won the girls’ PAL dual meet title and came close to winning the boys’ and girls’ PAL Championships last year. Read More
Two San Mateo County school districts are preparing to open new schools to keep pace with a rising number of elementary students.
Both the Burlingame and San Mateo-Foster City school districts are moving forward with opening new elementary schools to alleviate crowded classrooms.
Burlingame’s K-5 population throughout its five elementary schools increased nearly 26 percent from 2001 to 2009, from 1,466 to 1,846, according to California Department of Education data. Read More
A badminton racket is as common in Indonesia as a hockey stick in Canada or a baseball bat in the United States.
Kowi Chandra, however, grew up in an Indonesian family that didn’t play badminton. He discovered the game as a 7-year-old in his neighbor’s backyard. Two years later, he was playing competitively, winning tournaments throughout Indonesia, and at the age of 13 he earned a spot with the prestigious Djarum Badminton Club. Read More
A new wave of fire department mergers is under way, with both San Carlos and Burlingame meeting Monday to discuss possible consolidation with surrounding cities.
In a special study session, San Carlos will consider four fire department proposals, one of which includes a possible merger with Redwood City. Burlingame, at a separate meeting, will decide whether to participate in the Central County Fire Department’s service extension to Millbrae and San Bruno. Read More
The city of Burlingame may ask voters to raise its business license tax for the first time in more than 30 years, despite concerns that the tax is unfair and could harm struggling merchants.
The City Council agreed this week to hire a political consultant to study a potential change to the tax — $100 annually per business — through a measure on the November ballot. Read More
UPDATE: Police re-opened the roadway around 1:10 p.m. after floodwaters receded into cleared storm drains.
A portion of southbound El Camino Real in Burlingame has been shut down after flooding from Thursday’s pounding rainstorm left a motorist stranded in the middle of the street. Read More
U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin is touring two hospitals in San Mateo County on Tuesday to learn about their work with minority communities and their use of electronic medical records.Benjamin will first visit the Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame from 11:15 a.m. to noon to learn about the hospital’s African American Community Health Advisory Committee, county officials said. Read More
Of all the competing concerns San Mateo residents aired with David Lim as he was campaigning for city council, an unexpected front-runner emerged: leaf blowers. Residents complained that the machines are noisy, spew harmful pollution and are often heard early in the morning — despite city rules against using them before 8 a.m. on weekdays. Read More