Burlingame attains nonprofit status

We are delighted to announce that the Burlingame Neighborhood Network has been approved for 501(c)(3) status with the federal identification number of 84-2682635. That means BNN is now an official nonprofit corporation and donations to BNN are tax-deductible. Congratulations to everyone who has supported BNN since it was founded in 2006 by a group of…

Ways to Battle Boredom

Families throughout Burlingame are keeping children busy with activities that don’t require close contact. Among them are Chalk Your Walk, which invites children to draw or write encouraging messages on their driveway or sidewalk with chalk. Above, Jenn Wade admires the artwork created by her children, Ryder (on left) and Sienna, in the driveway of their…

Busting myths about COVID-19

Here’s a typical email from a friend trying to be helpful, with annotations boldfaced from trusted sources that counter fake medical claims with facts. Subject: Fwd: Important to digest Good Advice on COVID-19 ADVICE from a young Chinese researcher who had been transferred from Shenzhen to Wuhan to collaborate with the task force that is fighting…

Neighbors helping neighbors

It is heartening to know that Burlingame neighbors are stepping up to help one another during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Block leaders throughout the city have sent out emails to their neighbors asking people if they are willing to make check-in calls to neighbors who request them or help a neighbor obtain groceries, supplies…

Helpful resources during COVID-19 lockdown

For information from the County of San Mateo about the virus, updates from our county health officer and shelter-in-place FAQs, visit the COVID-19 page on Burlingame’s website. During the COVID-19 order to shelter in place, it’s good to know that many Burlingame businesses are still providing food, prescriptions and other supplies. The City of Burlingame…