In this edition:                                 June 30, 2016

Burlingame Library Survey
Recycling Tips
Discount Park Tickets
Sawyer Camp Trail Reopens
Pedestrian and Cyclist Survey
Events Around Town
Community Corner

Link to Full City Calendar 

Link to Caltrain News and Updates

librarysurveyBurlingame Library Survey
Take the Brief Survey on Your Library Usage and Services

The Burlingame Public Library is planning for the future and we want to hear your thoughts!  Fill out this short survey and be entered into a raffle for a $100 Visa Gift Card, graciously donated by the Burlingame Library Foundation!
recyclingtipsRecycling Tips
Simple actions to help the environment

R ecycling is one of the easiest actions people take to help the environment. When we recycle we divert waste from the landfill which extends the life of landfills and reduces methane emissions (a potent greenhouse gas). Recycling brings new uses to tossed items, which conserves virgin materials (like trees), energy, and water. According to waste studies, 50% of the trash we throw in our black garbage bins can be diverted by recycling or composting.
Check out these tips for what to take where:
  • Paper, plastic, and glass - throw in blue recycling bins
  • Food waste, soiled napkins, paper plates, paper towels, paper food containers - throw in green composting bins
  • Paint and painting supplies, cleaning products, pesticides and other chemicals, car parts, and fluorescent and CFL lightbulbs - schedule Household Hazardous Waste pick-up, call (800) 449-7587 or email
  • Batteries - drop off at select sites including Burlingame City Hall and Home Depot
  • Eyeglasses - drop off at Burlingame City Hall
  • E-waste - drop off at Green Citizen in Burlingame
  • Bulky items like mattresses and appliances - schedule a pick-up with Recology by calling at (650) 595-3900 or drop off at the Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos.
Want more tips? Test your recycling knowledge here.
discountDiscount Park Tickets
Throughout July from Burlingame Parks and Recreation

Parks and recreation programs make our lives and our communities better in so many ways.  "Parks are like holidays, bringing us together to share good times. They are the common ground that connects us all" according one California park visitor. (source
In addition to the good times at Burlingame's summer concert series, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, California's Great America, and Six Flags Magic Mountain are adding to the fun by offering discount tickets (up to 50% off) throughout July in support of Parks Make Life Better!® month . You can buy tickets, download coupons or get additional information at by clicking this link:  Discount Park Tickets
Now go make your life better and visit one of our beautiful parks today!
sawyercampSawyer Camp Trail Reopens
Starting Saturday, July 2 and continuing through July

The section of the Sawyer Camp Trail that has been temporarily closed for habitat restoration activity will be open again for daily use, starting Saturday, July 2, and continuing through the month of July.
The trail will be open every day, sunrise to sunset. However, users are requested to be on the lookout for vehicles on weekday evenings, after 7:00 p.m., when we will be hauling away vegetation.  Though the work schedule initially called for closures on weekday evenings, we have adjusted it so that vegetation will be off-hauled while the trail is still open.  Please make room for the vehicles to pass safely during those periods.
The second temporary partial closure (and the last of the long ones) for the habitat restoration project is scheduled to begin in August.  Updates on future closure dates will follow. For more information visit, call (866) 973-1476 or email,
bicyclesurveyPedestrian and Bicycle Plan
Take the survey

Caltrans is currently seeking public input for the development of the State's first Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan.  The plan is part of Caltrans' strategy to reach its goal to double the proportion of trips made by walking and triple those made by bicycle.
EventsEvents Around Town
Music in the Park
The Refugees - Tom Petty Tribute Band
Sunday, July 3 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Washington Park

The Music in the Park concert series is brought to you by Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department and Veolia Water.  All concerts are free!   Bring your chair or blanket. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. There will be face painting, cotton candy and other sweet treats for the kids. Also, the Burlingame Art Society will be on-site hosting open houses at each concert to display some of their amazing artwork. Check out our Facebook event and the City's Special Events page for further details!
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
'The Sharing Economy" Talk
Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. (Note date change; previously July 28)
Burlingame Library

Neal Gorenflo, founder of Shareable, a nonprofit supporting the global sharing movement, will discuss the two sides of the sharing economy: one led by "disruptive" for-profit companies like Uber and Airbnb and the other with a strong public interest bent. He'll explain how to shape this trend to address the most pressing challenges that communities face. He'll also give examples of unusual sharing practices including nanny sharing, peer-to-peer car sharing that pays for the car, and international home exchanges where no money is exchanged.
"The Sharing Economy" will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lane Room at the Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road. Admission is free, and door prizes will be given out, including extras for those who don't drive alone to this event. 
Repair Cafe
Saturday, July 16 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Burlingame Library

Get your household items repaired at the Repair Café  - where fix it volunteers are available to fix bikes, clothing, cameras, cell phones, computers, jewelry, and other household gadgets. Give your things a second chance instead of tossing them out.

If you can help repair something - whether it's a ripped seam, a lamp or a bike, please let the CEC know by emailing The CEC is also looking for volunteers to help staff the event. To learn more about CEC, visit

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