Here are 10 things you can do to prepare for a major emergency: Make a family plan. Agree on two emergency meeting places for your family: one near your home and one outside of the immediate neighborhood. Decide on an out-of-state contact for everyone in your family to check in with. Give each person an.. read more →
Here’s what I learned about civic engagement at a seminar called “Focus on Community Engagement” that was presented by FOCUS (a partnership of four regional agencies in the Bay Area) with Common Sense California and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Carl Guardino of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group pointed out the value of community participation.. read more →
There is overwhelming evidence that our planet is undergoing significant changes that may compromise the future welfare of our children and grandchildren. We need to begin acting immediately to reduce carbon emissions and implement more sustainable practices. Burlingame has already taken significant steps to “go green.” The city completed an energy audit in 2003 and.. read more →
The Burlingame Neighborhood Network program encourages citizens to work cooperatively in neighborhood teams to prepare for disasters. In the process of getting better acquainted, neighbors are inspired to plan other events such as block parties and holiday get-togethers. Their sense of community fosters a“Neighborhood Watch” awareness that helps prevent crime. Why We Started Did you.. read more →
In today’s tough economy, people are realizing that sharing saves time and money, helps the environment and creates lasting friendships. They’re sharing cars, bikes, tools, gardens, tasks, skills, clothing, housing, food, meals, loans, advice, childcare, group purchases and much more. The Internet makes it easy and smartphones make it possible for people on the go… read more →
Burlingame is a special community. I hope you’ll join me in exploring all that it offers and helping to make it even better.
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