November 8, 2018
Honoring Veterans & Armed Forces Service Members
Submit nominations no later than November 15
The City of Burlingame invites the community to nominate a Burlingame veteran or current member of the U.S. Armed Forces for special recognition this Veterans Day. Mayor Brownrigg will present certificates of appreciation to new nominees at the November 19 City Council meeting. If the service member is unable to attend in person, a family member or friend may accept the certificate on his or her behalf.

Please note that certificates of appreciation will be awarded to new honorees, not those previously recognized in prior years.
Please send an email with the following information to,  and include "Veterans Day" in the subject line,  no later than Thursday, November 15
Your information (nominator)
  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Relation to nominee
Service member information (nominee)
  • Name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Branch of service
  • Dates of service
  • Comments
  • Combat service, if applicable
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City Seeking Volunteers for Leak Detection Pilot Study

Save water and money! The City of Burlingame is participating in a Leak Detection Pilot Study conducted by WaterNow Alliance, a non-profit organization focused on advancing sustainable water solutions, and funded by the San Mateo County Office of Sustainability. The study seeks to characterize the typical water savings resulting from the use of a “smart” leak detection device. Burlingame residents selected to participate in this 12-month study will receive a free leak detection device for their home, including installation. With the device, participants can conveniently track real-time water use, receive leak alerts, and even shut off water use in their home, all through their mobile device.  

Applications will be accepted until the study is filled. Limited devices are available; please apply today! For more information or to apply, click here . Other participating cities include the City of Santa Clara, the City of San Jose Municipal Water System, and the City of Foster City.

For questions about this study, please contact Jennifer Lee, Environmental Regulatory Compliance Coordinator with the City of Burlingame at 650-558-7381, or
Environmental Tip of the Week
Check Your Toilets for Leaks

Did you know that the most common household leak is found in the toilet? In many cases, a toilet leak is silent unless you know the signs. To test if your toilet is leaking, drop a dye tablet (or several drops of food coloring) into the tank and wait 15 minutes. If colored water appears in the bowl, you may need to replace the flapper. To get free dye tablets and other water conservation devices, check out the Energy and Water Saving Toolkit at the Burlingame Library.
Last Chance to Complete Survey About Bike Sharing in Burlingame

The City of Burlingame is evaluating its pilot dockless bike share program, operated by Lime, which launched in December 2017. The results of this survey will be shared with the City Council at their December 3, 2018 meeting in the City Council Chambers at 501 Primrose Road. 

Your comments are very important and will help advise the Council about how to proceed with this program. The survey will close on Monday, November 12, at 9:00 a.m.

Events Around Town
Donate Your Soccer Gear
November 8 – December 15
Drop at Burlingame Parks and Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Ave.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Now that AYSO has ended, you may have soccer gear that your kids have outgrown or no longer need. Please consider donating these items to the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Foundation for its Sports Flea in January.

All proceeds from the Sports Flea will go towards the Burlingame Parks & Recreation Foundation; 100% of the funds raised will go towards youth scholarships, and back to the Burlingame community.

Call 650-558-7300 with any questions and ask for the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Foundation, or email
Indoor Holiday Movie Series
All movies start at 6:00 p.m.
Parks and Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Ave.

Friday, November 9, The Nightmare Before Christmas
Friday, November 30, The Santa Clause

The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department invites you to its indoor holiday movie series! Movies will be shown on an inflatable indoor movie screen. The series is free and open to the public. Treats will be available for purchase.
Computer Help Drop-in
Saturday, November 10, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tech Lab, Burlingame Main Library

The Burlingame Public Library is here to help! Every Saturday, the Library hosts a computer help drop-in workshop.

Do you have a general computer or technology question, or need help with something specific Whether you want to set up your first email account, or figure out your cell phone’s contact list, volunteer tutors are available to work with you one-on-one. Laptops are provided, or you may bring your own device.  
Youth Interviewing Tips & Techniques
Thursday, November 15, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Ave.

The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with the County of San Mateo, will host an “Interviewing Tips and Techniques Workshop". This workshop is open to the first 15 students who register. If interested, please email Nicole Rath,, and click here to sign up.
Save the Date - Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Parade
Friday, December 7, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Come celebrate the holidays in downtown Burlingame!  The City is hosting its Tree Lighting Ceremony at City Hall, starting at 5:00 p.m. Once the Tree Lighting Ceremony is finished, head over to Burlingame Avenue for the annual holiday parade, sponsored by the Downtown Burlingame Business Improvement District (DBID)! The DBID is also sponsoring live entertainment on Primrose Road, rides on the 1100 block of Burlingame Avenue, Santa on Park Road in front of the Gap, carolers, food, and much more fun !
Community Corner (events not sponsored by the City of Burlingame)
FIRST Seeks Adult Volunteers for Robotics Tournament at BHS
Sunday, November 18, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Burlingame High School

FIRST (First Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Its robotics team is hosting a double First Tech Challenge qualifying tournament on November 18 at Burlingame High School.

FIRST would greatly appreciate any help you, your friends, or family can provide. Most of the jobs are for the full day, but people can be assigned in shifts, if needed. For many of the volunteer positions, you don’t necessarily have to have an understanding of robotics, so don't let that prevent you from considering this volunteer opportunity. Judges, referees, inspectors, and other positions don’t require any technical background.

Sign up at . Here is a link to directions on how to sign up online through . Here is a link to the video describing the challenge
Please email with any questions. 
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