May 11, 2017
Kudos to Our Green Businesses
Peninsula Ave Community Meetings
Sawyer Camp Trail Partial Closures
Donate Books to Library Foundation
Bayfront is Open for Business
HIP Housing Assistance
Paw'some Photos to Share?
Library Board Vacancies
Summer Enrichment Classes
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Weekly Caltrain Notices

kudosKudos to Our Green Businesses!

At the May 1st City Council meeting, Merrill's Packaging, Inc., ELM Advisors, LLC, and the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau  were honored for their contributions to the Burlingame community and their green practices. Our City is committed to continuing to support locally owned and serving businesses. Remember to shop local whenever possible!
commCommunity Meetings: 101/Peninsula Ave Interchange Project

The City of San Mateo is hosting two upcoming community meetings  regarding the proposed US 101/Peninsula Avenue Interchange Project: one in Burlingame and one in San Mateo.

The Burlingame Community Workshop will be an interactive meeting to gather input on concepts for design, and traffic study intersections. A presentation will be followed by a table break-out session where attendees will work in groups on project elements. It will be held on Tuesday May 16, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Social Hall at the Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Avenue in Burlingame.

On Wednesday May 17, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. a community meeting will be held in San Mateo to review and gather input on the proposed US 101/Peninsula Avenue Interchange Project. The meeting will be held at San Mateo City Hall, 330 West 20th Avenue in San Mateo. The San Mateo meeting format will be a presentation followed by an Open House.

Peninsula Avenue is a major gateway to the City of San Mateo and the City of Burlingame. The project will relocate the existing US 101 southbound on and off-ramps from East Poplar Avenue to Peninsula Avenue to eliminate the partial interchange condition and create a single, full access interchange at Peninsula Avenue and Airport Boulevard. The project will provide improved access to US Highway 101 to residents and businesses in south Burlingame and north San Mateo. 
For more information in Burlingame, contact Andrew Wong, Public Works Department, City of Burlingame at (650) 558-7237 or For San Mateo, please contact Gary Heap, Public Works Department, City of San Mateo at (650) 522-7307 or You can also visit for additional project details.
sawyerSawyer Camp Trail Partial Closure May 15-26

The southern half of the Sawyer Camp Trail will be closed for about 3-1/2 miles from the Crystal Springs entrance to the Jepson Laurel every day, May 15 - 26, including the weekend of May 20 - 21, for repaving. The northern half, from the Hillcrest entrance to the Jepson Laurel, will be open every day. 
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will repave the surface of the entire southern half of the trail, and restore the adjoining shoulders. The trail may also be closed for one more weekday after the Memorial Day weekend so that crews can finish painting the center stripe.  Notices will be posted.
Bicyclists wanting through access should use alternative routes during this period. 
Please direct questions to (866) 973-1476  or or Project updates are available at Thank you for your patience and support! 
Pictured above: Members of the City's Public Works Department and Councilmember Beach (right) looking happy and fit with their bikes in front of City Hall this morning.  Happy Bike to Work Day!
DonateDonate Your Books to the Library Foundation

Donate your used books, cd's, and dvd's to the Burlingame Library.  Your donations are essential to the library's diverse programming for children, teens, and adults. Events such as Family Fun Nights, Crazy 8's Math Club, Mandarin Story times, Teen Tech events, computer classes for adults and Great Books discussions would not be possible without your help. Book sales also help to enhance the library collections, technology services, and the maintenance of the historic library interiors.
Books are sold online, in the main library Bookstore, and at the Library Foundation's periodic weekend book sales. Books can be dropped off at the main library information desk.  Pick-ups for large donations can be arranged by calling (650) 558-7404.  All donations are tax deductible.
bayfrontThe Bayfront is Open for Business

Don't let the Broadway interchange construction keep you away - the businesses on the City's Bayfront are open! The renovation of the Broadway overpass is estimated to continue into summer 2017. During these last few months of construction, our Bayshore Highway businesses could really use your help.  Please come on down and enjoy the wonderful hotels, restaurants, and services offered right along the Bay!
For a list of Bayfront businesses, click here.
If you have any questions regarding the interchange construction project, please contact Caltrans at (916) 657-5060. The City appreciates everything the businesses do for our community.
hipHIP Housing Assistance Throughout SM County

HIP Housing works as a resource to the community by providing creative, affordable solutions for low-cost housing in San Mateo County. Click here to visit their website.
pawsomeHave any Paw'some Photos of your Dog to Share?
The Burlingame Parks & Recreation Foundation wants to see your fur babies!
Head to  to view the Burlingame Dog B log and learn how to send us photos of your dog(s)! Photos that are taken at one of our Parks or around Burlingame may also be featured on our Facebook and Instagram pages!
The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Foundation was founded to enhance the life of all residents in Burlingame and the surrounding communities by working with our city staff to facilitate volunteer opportunities, provide community outreach for park and recreation, and raise funds to support our local programs, facilities, and services. If you would like to donate or volunteer, please contact us at the following email:
libraryvacantLibrary Board of Trustees Vacancies
There are currently two openings with the Library Board of Trustees. The application deadline is May 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. PST.   To learn more and access the applications for Library Trustee, click here.
enrichmSummer Enrichment Classes for Incoming 9-12 Graders

The SMHSD GATE Parents Group is offering enrichment classes this summer (June - August) that are open to incoming 9th through 12th grade high school students in the community (they do not need to be enrolled in the SMUHSD).  These classes provide an opportunity for students to explore interests outside of the classroom!  Current topics range from civil rights to forensics.

Visit for more information and to register for classes.  Email with any questions.
EventsEvents Around Town
Rescheduled - Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Library Board of Trustees has rescheduled its May 16, 2017 meeting to May 31, 2017 in the Library Conference Room at 5:30 p.m.
City Council Meeting
Monday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers, 501 Primrose Road

Click here to view the agenda.
Angel Island Docent Program
Tuesday, May 16 at 3:30 p.m.
Lane Community Room, Burlingame Public Library

Join us for a program with Grant Din, Community Resources Director of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, plus a pop-up Exhibit!
Senior/55+ Day Trips

Join the Parks and Recreation Department on exciting day trips all over the Bay Area!  Here are a few of our upcoming trips and we would love for you to join us!
Chinatown Walking Tour - Thursday, May 18
Summer of Love Tour (50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love) - Wednesday, June 21
Graton Casino - Wednesday, July 12
Gilroy Garlic Festival - Friday, July 28
SFMOMA & the New Potrero Hill Tour - Thursday, August 17
For more details, call (650) 558-7300 or visit:
CommunityCommunity Corner
Girl Scouts Parent Informational Meeting
Tuesday, May 16, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Lincoln Elementary School Library, 1801 Devereaux Drive, Burlingame
Is your daughter interested in making friends and having fun while building character, confidence and courage? If yes, then you should think about having your daughter join Girl Scouts. 

Parents and caregivers of pre-Kindergarten to 3rd grade girls, if you are interested in finding out how to join Girl Scouts and to help form a troop at your school, please attend this informational meeting. 
Troops are forming for next school year. This meeting is for all families of all the Burlingame/Hillsborough Schools. Child care will be provided. Please contact Cecila Thomson at (800) 447-4475 ext 3014 or for questions.
Free Salon Services Event for Low Income Seniors
Donations & Volunteers Needed
Monday, June 5, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tamer Mickel Salon

On June 5, Fund A Need will host a Mother's and Fathers' Day joint makeover event providing FREE haircuts, manicures, pedicures, massages and grooming services to low income seniors. 
This will be a super fun event with refreshments and snacks for the seniors. Hair, nail and spa specialist volunteers will be coming from different salons in the area, as well as volunteers from CSM Cosmetology Department. 
This non-profit, Fund A Need event is seeking support from the community.  Please consider donating time and/or funding at
Ryan Phua Memorial Kids' Ride &
Burlingame Criterium
Sunday, June 25, 2017
At California and Lorton Avenues, Burlingame


Ryan's Ride starts at 10:30 a.m.

Burlingame Criterium is from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Streets will be closed from 5:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Come join the fun!  The 14th Annual Ryan Phua Memorial Kids' Bike Ride, part of the 31st Annual Burlingame Criterium, is the largest kids' bike ride in the US.  Each year, close to 600 children twelve & under (including 250 four & under) pedal to the finish with thunderous applause.  Feeling proud of their "win," each child happily receives a medal, popsicle and goody bag.
While the event is free, children participants raise pledges for the Ryan hua Memorial Fund, established through the LIVESTRONG Foundation to fund cancer-related programs in the Bay Area.  Close to $750,000 has been raised so far.  There will be free entertainment for the whole family after the ride.  Top fundraisers receive gift certificates to a local toy store or a brand new bike.  A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Burlingame Community for Education (BCE) Foundation.
For more information and to register online visit

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