In this edition:                                 October 20, 2016

Safe Medicine Disposal
Free Sprinkler Nozzles
CoolCalifornia Small Business Awards
El Camino Real Task Force

Winter Weather Preparedness

Nominate Veterans and Service Members 

Events Around Town
Community Corner

Link to Full City Calendar

Link to Caltrain Notices and Updates
medsSafe Medicine Disposal
Burlingame Police Department at 1111 Trousdale Drive

Safely dispose of your old medicine at the drop off bin in the lobby of Burlingame Police Department at 1111 Trousdale Drive. You'll protect the environment, prevent overdoses and errors, and help keep drugs away from kids and teens.

Please prepare your medicine for disposal by doing the following:
  • Remove excess packaging like boxes and bottles
  • Consolidate pills in a sealed plastic bag
  • Leave liquid medications in their original containers
Sharps cannot be accepted. If you have sharps, please dispose of them at a designated sharps drop off location.
sprinklersFree Sprinkler Nozzles Available
Sign up now
Burlingame has given away over 1,000 free water efficient sprinkler nozzles to residents. The free sprinkler nozzle program helps residents save water in landscaping by replacing old sprinkler heads with new efficient ones - for free! Irrigation can account for more than half of the total water use in an average home. Use less water on your lawn by signing up to receive up to 25 free water efficient sprinklers at
coolcalCoolCalifornia Small Business Awards Program
Apply by November 7, 2016

The CoolCalifornia Small Business Awards program recognizes California small businesses that take action to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, promote climate friendly practices and integrate the tools on into their business operations. To receive recognition for your sustainability efforts, apply for an award today! For more information on the awards program, click here
taskforceEl Camino Real Task Force
Learn more

The City of Burlingame, in collaboration with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), has formed a task force to explore and develop mutually agreeable recommendations and/or potential solutions to address various traffic, pedestrian, infrastructure, safety and natural resources issues along the El Camino Real Corridor in the City of Burlingame.  The task force consists of a community group and a technical working group to closely work with Caltrans to discuss the outstanding issues and identify potential solutions to address the problems.  For more information, visit
winterWinter Weather Preparedness
The rainy season is here!

Residents are urged to prepare by following the recommendations below:
  • Clear drains, rain gutters and downspouts of debris.
  • Trim trees and landscaping as needed to ensure that branches and limbs are clear of your structure and clear from overhead power lines. (Contact PG&E if trees have grown over or around power lines on your property.) 
  • Inspect your roof for any signs of damage or needed repairs. Make arrangements for the repairs before water starts to leak inside your property.
  • Stabilize slopes on your property to prevent mud and landslides. 
  • Secure outdoor furniture and other loose items from causing damage during periods of heavy winds.
  • Use sand bags in areas known for flooding around your property.
Residents can pick up sandbags at the Sandbag Station located near the intersection of Oak Grove Avenue and California Drive. The station is self-service. There is a limit of 15 sand bags per address.
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
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Tonight! at Sundown
Cuernavaca Field at 3075 Alcazar Drive (at Hunt Drive)

Experience the Throwback Thursday Movie Series! This evening, the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back the classic movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, just in time for Halloween! This movie will be shown on our beautiful, outdoor, 30-foot, inflatable screen at Cuernavaca Park/Field.
If you are looking for a new date night idea or an evening out with friends, the Throwback Thursdays series is your chance to enjoy a fun night out in Burlingame. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase on behalf of the Parks and Recreation Foundation. Burlingame's Youth Advisory Committee will also be selling candy and popcorn to benefit the Youth Scholarship Fund. For more information about the outdoor movie event series, contact Nicole Rath of the Burlingame Recreation Division at (650) 558-7308 or  
Day of the Dead Run
Saturday, October 29 starting at 8:00 a.m.
at Coyote Point

Burlingame's Youth Advisory Committee is partnering with Color Run 5k, Inc. to offer a Day of the Dead Run. This is not a Color Run event, but a festive, fun-run for everyone! Costumes are encouraged - there will be prizes for the best. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarship Program which provides funding for 4th-8th grade after school sports, in-house recreation camps, senior activities, Village Park Preschool and after school enrichment classes.
To register, visit   The event coordinators are also looking for more volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at this great event, please click here. We hope to see you there!
First Annual Fall Festival
Sunday, October 30 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
on Howard Avenue

Save the date! Downtown Burlingame's First Annual Fall Festival will take place Sunday, October 30th on Howard Avenue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event will include live music, a petting zoo, food trucks and a beer garden. Admission is free!
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
BHS vs. Terra Nova
Friday, October 21
Burlingame High School

Burlingame High School football games are fantastic, family-friendly events - reminders of why our small community is such a special place.
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.
Dinosaurs in Burlingame?
Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Burlingame Library, Lane Room

Join the Burlingame Historical Society when local resident and former teacher Sally Meakin presents images of nature's landscaping in Burlingame and Hillsborough from 100 million years ago to 150 years ago. 
Free and open to all.
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

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