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February 18, 2004



Do the trees on the El Camino fall down, shred, or block more than the ones on the train line? Is there a different species prone to "The El Camino Effect Disease" v. the "Train Line Life Line"? Are we giving way to cars and appts, as opposed to quality of beauty?


I believe that the one's on the train line are either the city's, or Caltrains, not Caltrans responsibility. Occassionally, they also break off and fall, but I guess since it isn't along a busy highway, the liability worry hasn't been as much of an issue. As far as I know, these trees are also large blue gums, as are the ones bordering Washington Park and Burlingame High School. I have papers showing that these were planted by Mclaren to mark the old borders of the Corbitt property.

Cinderella Story



I know what you mean, Cinderella. There does seem some crazy "destroy syndrome" around town but the grove should be appreciated in all its glory.

Talking about here today gone tomorrow, does anyone remember the Encore Theatre? San Mateo is really thinking hard about destroying the Palm Theatre, yet in Burlingame it was poof to the Encore. I remember asking a city staff member why it could not be returned to a movie theatre (a novel idea!) and they said "there wasn't enough parking for a movie house"! Pity we did not have an innovative creative generous maverick - as in Palo Alto - but maybe residents will say the same about not destroying the present strip mall and its horse!

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