August 17, 2017
Reduce Energy Use During Eclipse
Back to School with samTrans
Burlingame Library Foundation Bookstore
Caltrain Electrification Project Update
Earn $4 Per Day By Carpooling
Parks & Recreation Commission Vacancies
Seeking 7-12 Graders for Leadership Roles
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Weekly Caltrain Notices

eclipsePlease Reduce Energy Use During Eclipse


On Monday, August 21, the first total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. since 1979 will temporarily darken skies. Because the eclipse will reduce solar energy supply for more than two hours, the State is asking people to help in conserving energy by:

  • Avoiding using air conditioning or turn up thermostats.
  • Switching light bulbs to energy-efficient LED bulbs.
  • Turning off lights and power strips
  • Unplugging electric vehicle chargers between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
samtransBack to School with SamTrans

Getting ready to go back to school? Starting a new school year generally requires a checklist in order ensure that nothing is left out. Getting the kids to school on-time is number one priority, which is why SamTrans has created a school bus route Web page

On the Get 2 School Web page, anyone can search for elementary schools, middle/intermediate schools, high schools, and different college bus routes by clicking on the topic and a list of schools and bus routes will appear.  School route planning has just been made easier. 

SamTrans is a safe, clean and convenient way to get to school. With buses traveling throughout San Mateo County, students and parents have come to rely on SamTrans for reliable public transit service. So parents, when you decide to create the school supply list, make sure to include Get 2 School with SamTrans on it.

For schedule and fare information for SamTrans or for help planning your trip, call 1-800-660-4287 (TTY 650-508-6448) or visit
libfoundationBurlingame Library Foundation Bookstore
Did you know you can purchase books at the library bookstore located next to the cafe at the main branch of the library? Operated by the Library Foundation, all proceeds directly benefit the Burlingame libraries. Adult fiction, children's picture books, young adult, biographies, travel, history, finance, health, self-help, the arts, cookbooks, cd's, dvd's, and audiobooks are just some of what's available. Everything is under three dollars. 
Also, your book, dvd, and cd donations are always welcome. Just bring them to the information desk at the entrance to the library. Large donations may also be scheduled for pick-up.
And sign-up for the LibraryAware Newsletter that will keep you up to date on the latest library news and events. Go to the Burlingame Library website and click on the LibraryAware link or just go to the information desk the next time you visit the main branch of the library.
caltrainCaltrain Electrification Project Update

Construction activities related to the Caltrain electrification project are set to begin within the next three months.  Caltrain electrification is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization Program that will electrify the Caltrain Corridor from San Francisco's 4th and King Station to approximately the Tamien Station in San Jose and convert diesel-hauled to Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) trains.
Caltrain electrification will improve Caltrain system performance, enable more frequent and/or faster train service, and reduce long-term environmental impact by reducing noise, improving regional air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Caltrain electrification is scheduled to be operational by 2021. For more information visit or email
There will be a pre-construction meeting in Burlingame on August 23 to inform residents and the community about upcoming construction activities.  See the Community Corner section below for more details.
carpoolEarn $4 Per Day By Carpooling

City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG) of San Mateo County has launched the $1 million "Carpool In San Mateo County!" program to encourage carpooling during commute hours.  This program offers $2 discount per trip ($4 per day) per person using the carpool app to book and complete a commute trip.  The carpool app (Scoop) automatically matches people based on their trip origin/destination and time.
All residents or workers in San Mateo County are eligible to receive the discount.
parksParks & Recreation Commission Vacancies
Are you interested in finding a way to participate in your community? Then consider applying for appointment to the City of Burlingame Parks & Recreation Commission! The City invites applicants to offer their interest, experience, and enthusiasm in service of their City.
Commission members offer their ideas and recommendations to the City Council and staff in order to help them to make the finest, most informed decisions in the best interest of everyone living, working, and visiting our community.
At this time, the City is seeking to fill two vacant seats on the Parks & Recreation Commission. The Council is likely to appoint each Commission member to the full three year term. The application deadline is Friday, August 18, 2017. Click here to view the application and supplemental questionnaire and learn more about the role of P&R Commissioner.  
If you have any questions, please contact Ana Silva in the City Manager's Office at (650) 558-7204.

YACSeeking Motivated & Responsible 7-12 Graders
The Burlingame Youth Advisory Committee ("YAC") is seeking motivated and responsible 7-12 graders to help coordinate activities for teens, assist with community events, take action on community issues, and help with fundraising.
YAC provides youth with a great opportunity to gain valuable leadership skills, make new friends, and have a lot of fun! Use your creativity, experience, initiative and community spirit to make a difference in Burlingame. Members are required to attend meetings regularly. YAC hours count towards school community service requirements.
The deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 23.. For more information contact Nicole Rath at  or (650) 558-7308.
EventsEvents Around Town
Throwback Thursday - Dirty Dancing
Tonight! at about 8:40 p.m.
Village Park, 1535 California Dr., Burlingame
There's no place like the TBT Movie Series. The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department will be showing its last TBT film of the season, Dirty Dancing, on August 17.
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
Burlingame on the Avenue
August 19 - 20
Main Stage - Burlingame Ave. at Primrose Rd.
Second Stage - Burlingame Ave. at California Dr.
2 days.  2 stages. 33 performances!
Food, drinks, art, and entertainment.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
Monday, August 21, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Burlingame Main Library's Front Porch


Where will you be on Monday? How about joining your neighbors and the community on the front porch of the library? Free eclipse viewing glasses and popcorn will be provided. No tickets required. This free event is for all ages.

Sam Spade Detective Agency to Solve the Mystery of the Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail Caper
Friday, August 25 at 7:00 pm. in Washington Park, 850 Burlingame Ave.

The Burlingame Parks & Recreation Department's community theatre troupe "Acting Out & About" will be presenting a hilarious episode of the 1949 Sam Spade classic. The show will also be performed at Sterling Court, 850 N. El Camino Real on August 23 at 7:00 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public - just bring low lawn chairs and blankets if needed to Washington Park.

This play will contain adult-friendly humor. For more information, please call 697-6936 or email
Sidewalk Sale
Friday, August 25 - Sunday, August 27
Downtown Burlingame

Downtown Burlingame's Bi-Annual Sidewalk Sale will be happening Friday, August 25 through Sunday, August 27 in Downtown Burlingame. Along with deals all over, there will also be free face painting and balloon artist from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday! #shopliveplaydineBG 
CommunityCommunity Corner
Know Your Rights as a Tenant
Saturday, August 19, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Burlingame Library, Upper Level Conference Room

Pro Bono Housing Attorney Salimah Hankins will speak about tenants' rights in California and how to start a tenants' association. For details, please contact Housing for All Burlingame (HFAB) advocates for affordable housing to ensure the stability, safety, and diversity of the community.
Caltrain Electrification Pre-Construction Meeting
Wednesday, August 23, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center, Lounge 2, 850 Burlingame Ave.

Please join Caltrain staff for a community meeting about Caltrain electrification. Caltrain staff will provide information about upcoming construction activities that will be occurring in Millbrae and Burlingame.

Upcoming work includes tree pruning/removal, utility relocation, and signal/communication equipment inspection. After tree pruning/removal occurs, crews will begin work on the foundations for the overhead contact system poles. The meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about the project, including the scope and schedule of upcoming construction activities.
Inquiries can be directed to or (650) 399-9659.
Our Lady of Angles 32nd Annual Fun Faire
Friday, September 8, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 9, 2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
1328 Cabrillo Ave., Burlingame

Save the date! Rodeo themed rides, games, food and fun. Sponsored by Marchetti Group.

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