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The Frank M. Coxe leaves Burlingame – Update!

Frank M. Coxe (aka The Sherman) has been scrapped late as of December 2019: https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/A-ship-with-no-home-The-sad-but-colorful-and-14926296.php?cmpid=gsa-sfgate-result ____________________________ City of Vallejo City Manager’s Bi-Weekly Report Vol. 6, Issue 26 Oct. 26, 2018 Greg Nyhoff, City Manage Sherman Judgment The Sherman is a … Continue reading

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Burlingame Neighborhoods – Thursday, May 22, 2014

Do you know where you live ? Who developed your  neighborhood?                 When?  Who originally settled there?    Join us for our next quarterly meeting as we time travel through our subdivisions.  We’ll … Continue reading

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Burlingame Neighborhoods – Do you know where you live?

Who developed your  neighborhood? When?  Who originallysettled there?   Join us for our next quarterlymeeting as we time travel through our subdivisions.  We’ll start with Burlingame Park, continue through Lyon & Hoag and the Easton Additions and end  up in the … Continue reading

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Kohl Mansion Celebrates 100th year anniversary in 2014!

The Kohl Mansion (2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame), one of America’s great private residences, was built between 1912 and 1914 by Charles Fredrick “Freddie” Kohl as a gift to his dear wife, Bessie.  The mansion was located on a majestic forty … Continue reading

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Rail on the SF Peninsula turns 150

Caltrain kicked off a year-long celebration of 150 years of railroad service between San Francisco and San Jose with the re-enactment of an historic picnic that took place in October 1863 near Menlo Park.  The San Francisco & San Jose … Continue reading

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An Afternoon with Helen Farkas- Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

Burlingame resident and Auschwitz survivor Helen Farkas is the author of “Remember the Holocaust.” A frequent speaker on her experience, she usually ends her talks with “respond to hate with love. That is the only thing that works.” Mercy High … Continue reading

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George W. Gates home damaged in fire

On November 23, 2013, the original home of George W. Gates at 1214 Donnelly was badly damaged in an early morning fire that originated and largely destroyed the neighboring vintage home at 1218. Born in 1874 in San Francisco, George … Continue reading

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El Camino Trees vs. Caltrans Safety project

Funding has been appropriated to Caltrans for a major infrastructure project between Bellevue and Oak Grove Avenues that would install a fifth lane (a turn channel on both sides of the highway) for turning (east and west) into Floribunda. There … Continue reading

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PAINT BURLINGAME 2013

On Sunday, September 29, ‘Paint Burlingame’ took place. The following are some of the images of the event, as well samples of artwork created with Burlingame serving as inspiration, during the one day painting event- ENJOY! Check out a video … Continue reading

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Where did our street names come from? (Updated Jan. 2020)

Origin of street names (and other tidbits related to public streets) in Burlingame and Hillsborough:(Sources are noted when available. List compiled in August 2012, updated 2015 and 2017 by the Burlingame Historical Society). NOTE: There are NO “streets” in Burlingame! … Continue reading

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