November 9, 2017
Lorton Avenue Project Underway
The Great Pumpkin Compost
Topper Jewelers Donates $6k to City
City Commission Vacancies
HIP Housing Assistance
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
lortonLorton Avenue Storm Line Cleaning Project Underway
The 54" storm drain line on Lorton Avenue, between Burlingame Avenue and California Drive, is being cleaned.  This project is expected to last through November 22 and is weather dependent. Large trucks will be in the vicinity and traffic control measures will be in place with one lane of traffic during the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Please be advised that street parking will also be impacted.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
pumpkinThe Great Pumpkin Compost
Pumpkins don't need to be trashed - instead toss unwanted pumpkins into the green bin for composting. Composting food waste like pumpkins diverts trash from the landfill which helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and extends the lifetime of our local landfill. Here's what else you can compost:
-              Wine corks
-              Paper plates and paper cups
-              Food soiled paper napkins and paper towels
-              Pizza boxes
-              Compostable food containers and carry out boxes
-              Food scraps, including bones and meat
-              Coffee grounds and filters
topperTopper Fine Jewelers Donates $6k to City's Tree Fund

The City of Burlingame extends its sincerest thanks to Topper Fine Jewelers in Burlingame for their very generous donation of $6,000 to the Parks and Recreation Department's Tree Replacement Fund.  This donation is in conjunction with the release of their Nomos Glashütte Zurich "Burlingame" World Timer Limited Edition watch on Saturday, November 11. 
Pictured above from left to right: Rob Caplan, Lilly Cifuentes, Joleen Helley, Kevin Sanchez, Bob Disco, Nicole Rath, Nicole Acquisti, Margaret Glomstad, Gina Borba, Shelly Caplan and John Caplan.
trafficTraffic, Safety & Parking Commission Vacancies
The City is currently seeking to fill two vacant seats on the Traffic, Safety & Parking Commission. The Council is likely to appoint each Commission member to the full 3-year term. The City Council has waived the requirement to attend a Traffic, Safety & Parking Commission meeting and has extended the application deadline to Monday, November 20, 2017.  

hipHIP 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.
EventsEvents Around Town
Book Launch Party with Gail Carriger
Saturday, November 11, 3:30 p.m.
AV Room, Burlingame Main Library
Come to the launch of Gail Carriger's new "Supernatural Society" novella, "Romancing the Werewolf". Dress up in your best Victorian or steampunk wear, enjoy some tea, hear Ms. Carriger speak, and get your book signed.
Interview Tips Workshop for Youth
Tuesday, November 14, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center

The Burlingame Youth Advisory Committee is excited to partner with San Mateo County for an Interview Tips & Techniques Workshop. If you are interested in attending this free event, click here to register
Spaces will fill up fast. There is a 50 person maximum. This event is intended for youth between the ages of 14-21 years old.
November 25 is Small Business Saturday®

Small Business Saturday® is a holiday shopping tradition that celebrates small businesses. It wouldn't be a celebration without the Burlingame community. Mark your calendars for November 25 - the Saturday after Thanksgiving - and get ready to Shop Small®. Grab a friend or family member and come by downtown Burlingame!   Click here to visit the DBID page on Facebook. #smallbizsat #shopsmall #shopliveplaydinebg 
Social Media Pressures & How to Be Yourself Anyway
Saturday, December 2, 3:00 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Main Library
In this fun, interactive workshop, we'll look at how the messages on the Internet, social media, movies, TV shows, and ads/commercials can affect how you feel about yourself, what you can do about it for yourself and how to change the culture.  This workshop is for teens in grades 7-9 only. To register for the workshop, click here.
Ski and Snowboard Teen Trip - Soda Springs
Saturday, December 9
The Burlingame Parks & Recreation Department is excited to offer this ski and snowboard trip! On December 9, we will ski and ride at Soda Springs. This location is great for beginners, but still fun for all skill levels! Cost includes transportation, continental breakfast, lift ticket, after-ski snacks, and adult supervision. The trip is open to 8th graders and high school students aged 12-18 (12 to 14-year-olds must register with a friend). While at the ski resort, participants will be expected to check in with staff multiple times throughout our day.

Ski and board rentals are available for an additional fee. This is a small group trip. Space is very limited, so register soon by clicking here!.  For any questions, please email
CommunityCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)

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