Thank you to the community leaders who served as a sounding board this year to City Manager Lisa Goldman in offering an array of perspectives on how to maintain the quality of life we all enjoy in Burlingame. From housing options to potholes to neighborhood crime prevention, your perspectives added value to our robust engagement efforts, and they are greatly appreciated!
Parks & Recreation Foundation Funds Scholarships
At the June 5 City Council meeting, Burlingame Parks & Recreation Foundation President, Randy Schwartz (pictured left below with Mayor Ortiz),presented Burlingame's Mayor Ricardo Ortiz with a $5,000 donation from the Foundation to provide recreation program scholarships. These scholarships will primarily be used to allow Burlingame children from low income families to participate in vacation camp or afterschool
Over 10% of Burlingame's elementary school children are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program. The Foundation's mission is to support these scholarships, fund improvements to Burlingame parks and develop new recreation programs.
Invite Burlingame PD to Your Neighborhood Event
On Tuesday, August 1, neighborhoods throughout Burlingame are invited to join forces with thousands of other communities nationwide for the National Night Out crime prevention event. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and is co-sponsored locally by the Burlingame Police Department. Over 15,000 communities from all 50 states are expected to participate in "America's Night Out Against Crime."
From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., people in neighborhoods throughout Burlingame are asked to turn on their outside lights and spend the evening outdoors with neighbors. Many neighborhoods will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties and cookouts.
If you plan on hosting a neighborhood event, and would like members of the Burlingame Police Department to visit, please RSVP to Captain Mike Matteucci by phone at (650) 777-4143 or by email at email@example.com.
Yarn it! Knit, Crochet... Fence Decorating?
We've been yarn stormed! (Don't worry we knew it was coming!) Have you noticed our newly decorated fence at Washington Park? Students of the Parks and Recreation Department's Knitting and Crochet classes have been working hard to fill the entire fence with their artwork. Jodi Pavey's next knitting class starts today!
Click here to register
Upcoming Gas Safety Work
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is working with the City of Burlingame to help ensure safety crews have immediate access to natural gas transmission pipelines in case of an emergency or for critical maintenance work. This important work includes removing trees and bushes that are located too close to the gas pipeline and could block emergency access or cause potential damage to the pipe.
This upcoming gas safety work is scheduled to begin the week of Monday, June 19 along the I-280 northbound Trousdale Exit. Work will be conducted Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete.
If you have any questions or would like more information about the planned safety work, please contact PG&E at (877) 259-8314. You can also learn more by visiting pge.com/GasSafety.
Burlingame Boasts Over 85 Leaders in Training
The City is pleased to announce that over 85 Burlingame 8-12 grade students have been accepted into the Parks and Recreation Department's Leader in Training (LIT) program this summer! We are so very proud of our local youth for stepping up in support of our community!
Youth leaders will gain valuable leadership experience assisting with summer camp programs. This summer, a Lunch & Learn series has been implemented within the program. Every Monday at lunch, LIT's will have the opportunity to learn competencies such as communication, safety, collaboration, professionalism and child development - to name a few. This new program will give LITs the opportunity to participate in activities, discussions and prompted questions on these topics. Campers and staff will benefit immensely from the support provided by the youth leaders.
Together we really do build a better Burlingame! It's going to be another great summer.
Although the deadline to submit an application has passed, if your teen is interested in submitting an application, we would be happy to keep their information on file should additional openings become available. Contact Nicole Rath at (650) 558-7308 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
EV Station Opportunities for Businesses and Multi-Family Buildings
There are currently two great electric vehicle (EV) charging station funding opportunities available for businesses and
multi-family buildings. First,
has a program to help businesses and multi-family buildings install EV chargers by covering all the up-front, often expensive, EV charging infrastructure costs. The
will pay for design, permitting, construction, and power access for ten or more EV charging stations at workplaces and multi-family buildings. The site hosts will be responsible for purchasing, operating, and maintaining the charging stations. Visit
for more program information.
is offering a grant program, called
, to help fund the cost of purchasing EV stations. Workplaces and multi-family buildings are encouraged to apply. Applications are due July 28, 2017.
Events Around Town
Free Community Swim Hours
Saturday, June 24, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Burlingame Aquatic Center, 1 Mangini Way (enter at Oak Grove)
In honor of National Swim a Lap Day, the Burlingame Aquatic Club will be celebrating by offering FREE community swim hours on June 24. Come be cool at the pool!
There's No Place Like the TBT Movie Series
On June 29, at Cuernavaca Field, the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department will be showing The Wizard of Oz within the TBT Movie Series.
If you are looking for a new date night idea or an evening out with friends, the Throwback Thursdays series will be your chance to enjoy a fun night out in Burlingame. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information about the outdoor movie event series, contact Nicole Rath of the Burlingame Recreation Department at (650) 558-7308 or email@example.com.
The movie will begin at dark around 8:40 p.m.
Make Your Emergency Kit in One Day
Saturday, June 24, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Burlingame Lions Club Hall, 990 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame
At the next Burlingame Neighborhood Network quarterly event, Suzanne Tateosian of Earth Shakes will explain how to prepare emergency kits for your family, home and workplace. You'll be able to buy some items for your earthquake kit on the spot, at reasonable prices. And you'll receive a list to help you complete your kit on your own, as soon as that afternoon, along with handouts summarizing basic emergency advice.
Suzanne regularly gives presentations to major firms such as Oracle and Genentech. She is offering a 20 percent discount on emergency kits and some survival items to Burlingame and Hillsborough residents. Admission to this program is free, and there is no obligation to purchase anything. For more information, visit
. This event is free and co-sponsored by the Burlingame Lions Club.
Middle School Bike Skills Class
Saturday, June 24, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Franklin Elementary School, Burlingame
The Burlingame School District has partnered with the San Mateo County Office of Education's Safe Routes to School Program and WheelKids to offer this Middle School Bike Skills Class just for 10-14 year old students (6th to 8th grades) and their parents.
This 4.5 hour training includes classroom instruction on safety and rules of the road, on-bike practice and instruction, and a neighborhood ride to reinforce and practice what was just learned. This training is for students AND adults. In fact, at least one adult (parent or guardian) must participate with their students.
The cost for the event is $20 (normally $80, but subsidized by the Safe Routes program) per family (1 adult and 1 child). Additional funding is available to any BSD family unable to afford the $20 fee. (Contact Rusty Hopewell at
for more information about financial assistance.) Bikes and helmets are required, though the
BIS Bike Club's Adopt-A-Bike
program can provide both to those in need.
ASAP as space is limited. Enjoy the safe ride.
Green Business Workshop
Saturday, June 24, 11:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Portola Valley Library (County Certified Green Business), 765 Portola Rd, Portola Valley
Do you know what it takes to be a "green business"? This workshop will cover simple concrete steps you can take to reduce waste, conserve water and energy, and save on operational costs at your business.
Climate Reality Project
Thursday, June 29, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
San Mateo Public Library, 44 W. Third Avenue, San Mateo
What is climate change and how will it affect us? Come learn more about climate change at an upcoming free presentation in San Mateo.
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