In this edition:                                 October 13, 2016

Update: Eucalyptus Tree Removal
Something Most of Us Can Agree On
Home Sharing
Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses

Nominate Veterans and Servicemembers

Events Around Town 

Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar

Link To Caltrain Notices and Updates

eucUpdate: Eucalyptus Tree Removal Begins Monday
1715 Easton Drive

The City owned eucalyptus tree at 1715  Easton   Drive is scheduled to be removed by West Coast Arborist, Inc. who has been contracted by the City of Burlingame to perform the tree removal and stump grinding.
The tree will be removed starting Monday, October 17, and will take a few days to complete. The scope of work will include the use of large equipment and partial street closures.  Adjacent property owner(s) have received notification of this decision. 

The City Arborist inspected the tree and noticed decay in the trunk and overall decline in the health of the tree.  The City Arborist then had the tree tested by an independent arborist and it was determined to have advanced decay at the base of the trunk.  The drill test performed indicated that there is only 5-12 inches of sound wood around the base of the tree causing the tree to become a known potential hazard. 
The removal of this tree is based on Chapter 11.04.020 of the Street Trees Ordinance (Burlingame Municipal Code Chapter 11.04).  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Parks Division at (650) 558-7330.
onething Something Most of Us Can Agree On!
90% see parks as a vital government offering

The National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) released the results of the Penn State University study that found near consensus of support amongst Americans for their parks and recreation services, offering "essential quality-of-life services to communities".

Burlingame's Parks and Recreation Department is still accepting registration for fall classes, space permitting, and registration for winter classes begins on December 7 (Activity Guide available late November/early December). For more information click on this link and to register, please click here. Do come in, we're awesome!
homesharingHome Sharing
HIP Housing offers 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 or here to view the October list of rooms available. This list is updated monthly.
marketingMarketing Ideas for Small Businesses
Tips from the SBA

With Halloween coming up soon, local and small businesses have the opportunity to participate in the fun. According the National Retail Federation Halloween Spending Survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, Halloween spending is at its highest since the survey first began in 2003. Click here for a link to the article. If you are a business and looking for marketing ideas for Halloween, check out this blog from Small Business Administration.
VeteransHonoring Veterans & Armed Forces Servicemembers
Submit nominations to the City by November 3rd

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 Keighran will present certificates of appreciation to nominees at the November 7th City Council Meeting.  If the servicemember is unable to attend in person, a family member or friend may accept the certificate on his/her behalf. Thank you to the men and women who serve our nation.
Please send an email with the following information to with "Veterans Day" in the subject line no later than Thursday, November 3:
Your information (nominator)
Your email:
Your phone number:
Relation to nominee:
Servicemember information (nominee)
Phone number:
Branch of service:
Dates of service:
**Combat service, if applicable:  
EventsEvents Around Town
Fall Book Sale
Friday, October 14 from Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 16 from Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Save the dates for this year's Fall Book Sale hosted by the Burlingame Library Foundation in the Main Library's Lane Room. Admission is free.  Items will be sold at $6/bag and $10/two bags on the final day of the event.  For more information, please call (650) 558-7400, x2.
Compost Giveaway
Saturday, October 15 from 8:00 am. - 12:00 p.m.
420 Carolan Ave. (at the Parks Yard near grandstands)

Pick up free compost made from your food, scraps and yard trimmings. This event is brought to you by the Parks Division along with Recology.  Burlingame residents will need to bring their own shovels and are eligible for two large garbage cans full of compost.  For more information, please contact the Parks Division office at (650) 558-7330.
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
BIS Performing Arts Presents The Rest of the West
Thursday, October 13 through Saturday, October 15 (see times below)
Burlingame  Intermediate  School, 1715 Quesada Way, Burlingame
Saddle up Pardner' for a  rousing Wild West comedy!  Cyanide Gulch, the fourteenth-wildest town in the West, is riled up on the day of the Big Shootin' Contest where one lucky contestant will be awarded the Red Ryder '73 BB gun of the late great Six-Gun Schmidt.  Everyone is vying for the prize!  
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the performances.  Running time is approximately 100 minutes (with intermission).   Appropriate for all ages!
Three performances:
  • Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m. 
BHS vs. Hillsdale
Friday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. 
Burlingame High School

Bring the whole family! Burlingame High School football games are fantastic, family-friendly events - reminders of why our small community is such a special place.
St. Paul's Nursery School Fun Faire and Auction
Friday, October 14 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Church, 415 El Camino Real, Burlingame

Calling all lil' goblins! Need a fun activity for the kids on a rainy day? Come to the St. Paul's Nursery School Fun Faire and Auction! he 37th Annual St. Paul's Nursery School Fun Faire and Auction is happening tomorrow and Saturday. Come enjoy fun days of arts and crafts, games, stories, fabulous auction items, and a drawing with wonderful prizes! Ag es 2+
Music at Kohl opens with Jasper String Quartet
Sunday, October 16
2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame

Music at Kohl Mansion opens this Sunday, October 16 with the long-awaited début of the Philadelphia-based Jasper String Quartet, winner of multiple prestigious awards including the Plowman, Yellow Springs and Fischoff competitions, Yale School of Music prize, and Chamber Music America's Cleveland Quartet Award.
Master Class with the Young Chamber Musicians at 5 pm in the Kohl Mansion Library (free event). Pre-Concert Talk with musicologist Kai Christiansen at 6 pm in the Kohl Mansion Library
Concert begins at 7 pm.
Tickets: $15-$48. Call (650) 762-1130 or visit
Elephant Seal Guided Walks
Reservations go on sale October 20
Walks at Año Nuevo State Park
Reservations go on sale for school groups beginning October 8 and for the general public on October 20. For more information click on this link . To make a reservation on the 20th follow this Ano Nueva State Park  link.
Burlingame Neighborhood Disaster Drill
Saturday, October 22 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
You can hold a drill on your block or join one in another neighborhood on Saturday, October 22 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  This is a great opportunity to teach your family about disaster preparedness and practice responding to a mock earthquake with neighbors. To sign up, email by October 15.
Fall Hit Musical, Hello Dolly!
See performance dates and times below
at the Burlingame High School's Panther Theatre

Mark your calendar for opening night of Burlingame High School's 2016 fall musical Hello Dolly!  The hit musical opens on Saturday, October 22 and runs through October 30.  Rehearsals are underway for this highly entertaining show featuring over 40 talented BHS students.  
Performance dates and times:
Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 23 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 30 at 2:00 p.m.

Purchase tickets at Students, seniors and children $10. General Admission $15. For large group ticket information call (650) 558-2854. Visit the Facebook page at
Family Fun Days
Saturdays,   November 5, December 3 and January 7
Drop-in 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bring your family and friends to PMA on the first Saturday of each month for fun and interactive activities exploring art and creativity. Enjoy our unique Museum exhibitions and make one-of-a-kind artworks.  All ages welcome (activities designed for ages 4-12  with adult companion).  Suggested donation of $5 per child for activity. Museum admission is free.  For more information, visit

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