October 26, 2017
Temporary Paloma Park Closure
Ray Park Survey Deadline is Tomorrow!
Voter Information
Impact of Joining PCE Last Year
$3,000 Grants for Seismic Retrofitting
Nominations Due 11/2 for Veterans and Service Members
Paloma Playground Groundbreaking
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Weekly Caltrain Notices
closureTemporary Paloma Park Closure
Paloma Playground will be closed this Friday, October 27 from 7 a.m. - Noon for tree trimming work. The nature of the work requires complete closure of all play equipment while tree work is being performed. We apologize for any inconvenience.
surveyRay Park Master Plan Survey Deadline is Tomorrow!

The Burlingame Parks & Recreation Department is beginning a Master Plan for Ray Park and seeks public input! The Master Plan will be a comprehensive vision for Ray Park that will provide a framework for the park's use and development.
The Ray Park Master Plan advisory committee will be meeting over several months to evaluate and discuss playground designs, parking options, playground amenities, the snack shack, restroom, and parks storage.

Eventually the plan will be presented to the Parks & Recreation Commission for approval and phasing options will be discussed. The first priority will be to renovate the playground area to meet current ADA accessibility standards.
To guide the advisory committee's decision making, please take this  short Ray Park Master Plan survey to provide your input regarding potential playground equipment and amenities. The survey will be available until Friday, October 27, 2017.  We thank you in advance for your assistance and participation! If you have any questions about his project, please call the Karen Hager, Management Analyst, at 650-558-7317 or email khager@burlingame.org.
voterVoter Information
Looking for more information on the November 7, 2017 contests? There are a number of ways you can find out more about the contests you are eligible to vote on.

  1. Click here to find your polling place and read your voter pamphlet.
  2. Visit the City website at by clicking here or here to learn more about the candidates for City Council and Measure I to learn more about the candidates for City Council and Measure I.
  3. Click here to visit the League of Women Voters website

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact City Clerk Meaghan Hassel-Shearer at mhasselshearer@burlingame.org
pceimpactImpact of Joining PCE Last Year
A lot has happened since Burlingame joined Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) last year: 
  • 14,747 accounts enrolled in PCE (98%).
  • 240 accounts buying 100% renewable energy in ECO100 rate.
  • $1 million in savings to customers.
  • 39 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions avoided which is like removing 3,788 cars from the road for a year.
Enrolling in PCE, especially their 100% renewable energy option (ECO100) is the single easiest step a person can take to support energy innovation and reduce emissions. If you haven't already, sign up here. Keep up the good work Burlingame residents and businesses.
seismicFunding for Seismic Retrofitting
Online registration for the Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program will be open from January 23 through February 23, 2018.
EBB provides up to $3,000 toward a code-compliant seismic retrofit for houses that qualify. Click here to learn more.
sunsharesSeamless Solar with SunShares

Get solar energy for your home without the headache of finding a trusted contractor through the SunShares program.  SunShares is a solar discount program that connects vetted solar contractors with residents. Sign up today for a free solar audit to see if solar can work on your home and guaranteed discounts of 15% or more.
The City of Burlingame joined SunShares to provide trustworthy, discounted, and high quality solar options for its residents. Sign up by November 10 to participate.
veteransHonor Veterans & Armed Forces Service Members
Submit nominations no later than November 2
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 Ortiz will present certificates of appreciation to new nominees at the November 6 City Council Meeting.  If the service member is unable to attend in person, a family member or friend may accept the certificate on his/her behalf.

Please note that certificates of appreciation will be awarded to new honorees, not previously recognized at last year's meeting.
Please send an email with the following information to info@burlingame.org with "Veterans Day" in the subject line no later than Thursday, November 2. 
Your information (nominator)
Your email:
Your phone number:
Relation to nominee:
Service member information (nominee)
Phone number:
Branch of service:
Dates of service:
**Combat service, if applicable:  

palomaPaloma Playground Groundbreaking

Beginning October 30, 2017 Paloma Playground will be receiving a complete renovation. The playground will be closed and the parking on Paloma Avenue proximate to the playground will inaccessible during construction. Paloma playground was vandalized in December 2016. With help from the Parks & Recreation Foundation, an insurance settlement, and Capital Improvement Funds this neighborhood treasure will be better than ever. We appreciate your patience during construction. Many thanks to our neighborhood volunteers who assisted with selecting equipment and amenities for the playground. Work is anticipated to be complete by late January, 2018 (weather permitting).
EventsEvents Around Town
Pumpkin Painting and Crafts
Thursday, October 26, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Burlingame Main Library Front Porch
Join us for pumpkin painting on the Library's front porch! We will be making ghost jars also!
Have Fun with Fall Flowers
Thursday, October 26, 7 p.m.,
Lane Room, Burlingame Main Library
Manisse Newell of the Hillsborough Garden Club will create a variety of arrangements featuring fall flowers. Learn techniques to create lovely table displays in your own home using flowers readily available in out area. Manisse arranges flowers in the Flemish, French, and English country tradition stressing the imagination in the use of containers, props, and flowers. Attendees will have a chance to bring home one of the gorgeous arrangements in a free raffle at the talk.
Second Annual Fall Fest
Saturday, October 28 & Sunday, October 29
10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Howard Avenue
Downtown Burlingame's Second Annual Fall Festival will include live music, a free Kid's Zone, food trucks and a beer garden. It will be fun for the entire family! The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the FREE Kids Sone, so come say hello!
For any questions, please email nacquisti@burlingame.org .
Visits from Santa
December 11, 12 or 13 from 6-9 p.m.
In your Burlingame home

There is still space available for the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Foundation's Visits from Santa program.  Santa will visit your home in Burlingame for a 10 minute visit.  To sign up, contact the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Dept. at 650-550-7300 or register online by clicking here.
Save the Date: Holiday Tree Lighting
Friday, December 1 at 5 p.m.
City Hall at 501 Primrose Rd. and Burlingame Avenue

Celebrate the Holidays on Friday, December 1 at the Burlingame Holiday Tree Lighting and Parade.  Starting at 5pm, the Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held in front of City Hall.  After the lighting, head over to Burlingame Avenue for the parade, live entertainment and kids' rides.  For any questions, please email nacquisti@burlingame.org.
CommunityCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
McKinley Elementary Harvest Festival
Friday, October 27, 6-10pm
Saturday, October 28, 4:30-9:30pm 
For two fun-filled nights each October, the McKinley community comes together to transform the entire school into a unique Halloween experience for kids and adults alike! The Harvest Festival's legendary haunted mansion - the scariest, most memorable haunted house on the peninsula - will be back and better than ever. Visitors will enjoy a wide array of games (with winnable prizes) and rides including a rock climbing wall, go-cart racing and huge inflatable double slide as well as kid-friendly DJ's and great food. You also won't want to miss the Sweet Shoppe, prize drawing, silent auction gallery as well as arts and crafts, face painting and Little Boo's haunted playground for the younger visitors.

The Harvest Festival offers a little something for everyone. Admission to the festival is free-visitors pay only for the attractions, food and games they choose-so come see what all the fuss is about this October! For more info, visit: www. mckinleyharvestfest.com
Marketing Your Business During the Holidays
Wednesday, November 1, 9-11 a.m.
455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco
The Small Business Administration (SBA), Facebook, Square, and Constant Contact have joined for a livestream panel discussion to provide information and strategies on how to market your business during the holidays to capture more customers as they search online for gifts. There will be an opportunity to ask questions to the panel.   To register, click on this link
Fall Wellness Classes
Peninsula Healthcare District, 1819 Trousdale Dr., Burlingame
Thursday, November 2, 12:30-2 p.m.
Listen to Your Gut: The Importance of Digestion, Learn how the body breaks down food and nutrients.
Tuesday, November 7, 12-1:30 p.m. and again from 5-6:30 p.m.
Self Compassion: Be Kind to Yourself, Learn about the key role self-compassion plays in overcoming challenges.

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