In this edition:                             November 17, 2016

Next e-Newsletter on December 1
Burlingame's New Electricity Provider
Importance of CPR Training
Go Green on Black Friday
Events Around Town
Community Corner

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Link to Caltrain Notices and Updates
notePlease note : The next City e-newsletter will be distributed on Thursday, December 1 due to Thanksgiving.  We wish you a restful and peaceful Thanksgiving holiday.
electrictyBurlingame's New Electricity Provider
The City welcomes clean energy

Burlingame welcomes Peninsula Clean Energy, our new electricity provider. The City, along with all the other municipalities in San Mateo County, joined Peninsula Clean Energy as part of the program's first phase. Peninsula Clean Energy's electricity is derived from a minimum of 50% renewable sources, which means that the City is using cleaner electricity that generates less carbon emissions than traditional sources. The City continues to receive transmission services and gas from PG&E.
About 20% percent of Burlingame residents received Peninsula Clean Energy notices as part of phase one. The remaining Burlingame residents and businesses will be part of phase two to occur in April 2017. Can't wait until April? Customers may sign up now as an early adopter. Also, customers may choose to opt-up to 100% renewable energy for 100% clean energy. For more information visit,
cprImportance of CPR Training
Learn about upcoming training opportunities

In July, Jim Sobel had a life-threatening sudden cardiac arrest. He would not have survived if his teen daughter, Tovia Sobel, hadn't immediately applied the CPR skills she learned in a class only weeks earlier. Jim made a full recovery and with his family, they have partnered with CCFD to make community CPR training their mission.
Recently the Sobels and CCFD partnered to provide a free CPR class to friends and family and ended up training 250 people. They also held a fundraiser to provide scholarships and equipment for CCFD's community CPR program.
There has been a lot of media attention on their story to highlight the importance of CPR training for the community.   You can read the story here  or watch this video. Click here to view pictures from the CPR training event.
For information on CPR training click here.
blackfridayGo Green on Black Friday
Free state park day-use passes

California park organizations invite you to skip the lines and go green on Black Friday! Save the Redwoods League, California State Parks and the California State Parks Foundation have collaborated to create #GreenFriday,  a new Thanksgiving tradition  that promotes the enjoyment and appreciation of California's magnificent state parks. Passes will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and cover day-use admission and parking fees. Participating State Parks in San Mateo County are:  Año Nuevo, Butano, Half Moon Bay State Beach, Pomponio State Beach, Portola Redwoods, and San Gregorio State Beach. Click here for more information about Green Friday.
And if you can't make it out to one of the State Parks, we encourage you to get outside and play at one of Burlingame's Parks, Playgrounds or Open Spaces.
EventsEvents Around Town
Feedback from Skyline Parcel Community Meeting
Tonight! at 7:00 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center at 850 Burlingame Ave.

This evening, the Parks and Recreation Staff will be presenting to Parks and Recreation Commission the feedback from the Skyline Parcel Community Meeting that was held on October 6th.  The meeting will begin at 7pm at the Recreation Center (850 Burlingame Ave).  For any questions, contact Nicole at or click here to see the agenda and staff report
A League of Their Own
Tonight! at 5:45 p.m.
Village Park at 1535 California Drive

The final Throwback Thursdays Outdoor Movie Series film of the season will be shown at Village Park this evening. Come watch A League of Their Own on a beautiful, outdoor, 30-foot, inflatable screen at Village Park.
If you are looking for a new date night idea or an evening out with friends, the Throwback Thursdays series is your chance to enjoy a fun night out in Burlingame. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase on behalf of the Parks and Recreation Foundation. With the sun setting earlier these days, the movie will begin around 5:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. For more information about the outdoor movie event series, contact Nicole Rath of the Burlingame Recreation Division at (650) 558-7308 or .
City Council Meeting
Monday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers, 501 Primrose Rd.

Click here to view the agenda.
Support the Burlingame Library Foundation
Thursday, December 1st
Downtown Burlingame  

Tis the season to give the gift of reading and have dinner to support the Burlingame Library Foundation.  Please come to Books Inc. on Thursday, December 1  from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
There will be refreshments and free gift wrapping.   Then have dinner at Pizza My Heart or Sixto's Cantina the same evening.  A portion of your purchases will be donated to the Foundation. Please make sure to mention the Library Foundation when dining at Pizza My Heart or Sixto's Cantina.  Thank you!
Annual Tree Lighting
Friday, December 2 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5:00 p.m. at City Hall
Parade, on Burlingame Avenue, after Tree Lighting Ceremony
Live Entertainment , after Parade on Primrose Road
Kiddie Rides, 1100 Block of Burlingame Avenue
Visit Santa, In front of The Gap on Park Road

CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
America Recycles Day
Saturday, November 19 from 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Shoreway Environmental Center, 333 Shoreway Road, San Carlos

RethinkWaste, in collaboration with Recology San Mateo County and South Bay Recycling, will host its second annual celebration of "America Recycles Day". This free event will be held rain or shine.

This year's event will feature a compost giveaway, tours of the Shoreway Environmental Center (recycling facility unavailable), shredding and e-waste recycling, arts and crafts, and more. Additionally, the winners of RethinkWaste's third annual America Recycles Day Poster Contest, open to all third through fifth grade classes in the RethinkWaste service area, will be recognized at the event.

The free compost is for residents only, no commercial customers, while supplies last. Paper bags and shovels will be provided for attendees' use, or they may bring their own containers. Shredding is limited to three standard size banker boxes per household. Shredding will stop at the end of the event or when the truck is full - whichever comes first.

Click here for more information.

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