October 5, 2017
Cal Fire in Mills Canyon in October
Software Company Helps Parks Division
BSD Walks to School
Donate to "Costumes for Kids"
Last Call to Sign Up for Emergency Drill
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar
Link to Weekly Caltrain Notices
calfireCal Fire in Mills Canyon During October

During the month of October, Cal Fire Work Crews will be reducing the fire fuel load in the canyon. Work will primarily encompass trimming and removal of dead, invasive or overgrown vegetation. This work will occur along the upper trail on Wednesdays, October 11 and 25. During these work days the trail will be closed from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to improve the Mills Canyon area. Please contact us at 650-558-7330 if you have any questions.
softwareSoftware Company Helps Parks Division

On Friday, September 29, staff from STEM, Inc. volunteered their time to help improve Ray Park. STEM is a technology company specializing in energy storage solutions. The company encourages their staff to give back to their community. These employees picked up litter, spread mulch to suppress weeds and nurture the soil, and painted the concrete ball wall. The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department is very grateful to STEM, Inc. for helping us maintain our Parks.
walk2BSD Celebrates International Walk to School Day this Week
The Burlingame School District (BSD) is joining schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day this week.
Approximately 1,000 students from all BSD schools will walk and roll to school along with parents, teachers, BSD's Board of Trustees, and members of the Burlingame City Council.
The BSD's Safe Routes to School program is organizing the event. The District's Safe Routes to School Program has recently partnered with the Burlingame Bicycle and Pedestrian Action Committee (BPAC) to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety for those families that are able and willing to use alternative transportation in getting their children to and from school. The more we can engage our families around using alternative transportation, the more the health and wellbeing of the community grows.
For additional information on the District's Safe Routes to Schools program, please contact Rusty Hopewell at 650-488-3663, or click here to visit the District's webpage. For additional information, visit these websites: Walk to School Day in the USA, National Center for Safe Routes to School, and San Mateo County Safe Routes Program.      
costumesDonate to "Costumes for Kids"

Please consider supporting the San Mateo County Children's Fund's,  "Costumes for Kids" drive.  This program distributes Halloween costumes to hundreds of homeless, low-income, and foster youth in San Mateo County.  Learn more about the Children's Fund by clicking on this link.

Place your donations in the donation barrels at Burlingame City Hall, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The drive will end on October 13.   If a monetary donation is preferred, please make checks payable to the Children's Fund and send to 1 Davis Drive, Belmont, CA  94002.  All donations are tax deductible and a self-reporting receipt is available at the drop-off site.

What can be donated:
  • New and gently used costumes in any size - infant through adult
  • Accessories - unused face paint, scarves, glasses, etc.
What cannot be donated:
  • Wigs or masks (unless brand new)
  • Plastic guns, knives or anything that depicts violence
  • Other clothing items that are not specifically costumes
drillLast Call to Sign Up for Emergency Drill

Burlingame residents can still participate in Burlingame's fifth annual Citywide Emergency Drill on Saturday, October 14 if they sign up by October 8. They'll learn how work together with neighbors and support one another following a disaster, when professional help may not be available for 72 hours or longer. They'll also discover how to communicate with Ham radio operators who can forward their requests to the city's Emergency Operations Center and relay important emergency info to your neighborhood group.

This exercise, which runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on October 14, is organized by the Burlingame Neighborhood Network (BNN) and is supported by the Central County Fire Department, the Burlingame Police Department, Burlingame CERTs and local Ham radio operators. It will take place on multiple blocks throughout Burlingame. Adults and children 10 and older can take active roles. It's free.

Burlingame residents who wish to participate should send their street address no later than October 8 to info@theneighborhoodnetwork.org. Burlingame High students who participate can quality for community service credit. Click here for more details on the BNN website at thebnn.us.
hamHAM Operators Needed

Volunteer Ham radio operators are being recruited to participate in a citywide emergency drill in Burlingame from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 14. They will be assigned to locations throughout the city where they will relay messages back and forth between neighborhood groups participating in the drill and the city's Emergency Operations Center. This volunteer communications network will allow people throughout Burlingame to get help during a disaster even when all the normal channels of communication are down.

If you have a Ham license and wish to volunteer during the drill, please send an email by October 8 to  ares.emcomm@yahoo.comFor more information about the drill, visit the  Burlingame Neighborhood Network's website .
EventsEvents Around Town
Adult Crafting - Mexican Tin Art
Thursday, October 5, 7-8 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Main Library
Come create a beautiful art piece with Christie's Creative Cupboard.  Mexican Tin Art is easy to do, and you will take home a gorgeous gift, or new art piece for yourself.  All materials provided.  Space still available! Sign up at www.burlingame.org/library-events.
First Friday Art Series
Friday, October 6, 6-8 p.m.
Main Level, Burlingame Main Library
The Burlingame Library is hosting another after-hours art exhibit opening featuring The Lola x Kenneth Collaboration.  Meet the artist, enjoy some music, and participate in an art project inspired by Lola x Kenneth!
Compost Give Away
Saturday, October 7, 8-12 p.m.
420 Carolan Ave. (at the Parks Yard, near grandstands)
The Parks Division with Recology will be offering another compost give away. Residents need to bring their own shovel and are eligible for two (2) large garbage cans full of compost.  For further information please contact the Parks Division office at 650-558-7330.
Draft General Plan Community Workshop
Wednesday, October 11, 7-9 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Ave.

After more than two years of community input, the draft Burlingame General Plan is ready for review.  
Mark your calendars for this coming Wednesday, October 11,  to join your neighbors to review the draft plan and share your thoughts. We'll be talking about land use, mobility, economic development, community health, and more.
The meeting will be an open house format, running from 7-9 p.m. at the Burlingame Recreation Center. A short presentation on the draft General Plan will be made at 7:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m., and 8:15 p.m.
TSP Commission Meeting
Thursday, October 12, 7 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers

This month's TSP Commission meeting will  consider a proposal for public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Join the discussion on EV charging opportunities in Burlingame.
CommunityCommunity Corner
BIS Performing Arts Presents Haphazardly Ever After
Thursday, October 12, 7 p.m.
Friday, October 13, 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 14, 2 p.m.

Burlingame Intermediate School Performing Arts presents the fall production of Haphazardly Ever After, a comedic fairy tale where everything goes wrong!.  A kind Queen and King have trouble in their royal family - four obnoxious, bratty, adult children who do not live up to their royal titles.  Looking for a happily-ever-after that doesn't include their children still living at home, the King and Queen go to every length possible to bring happiness and harmony to their family but since nothing goes as planned, their lives soon turn into royal chaos!  Fun and appropriate for all ages.  Tickets are $10 and available at performances and online by clicking here. 
BHS Band and Choir Play-a-thon
Saturday, October 14, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Burlingame Train Station and downtown Burlingame 
Looking for something fun and local to do on the weekend? Need an activity after the citywide emergency drill?   Want to hear some great music and show your support for young musicians?  Come to the Burlingame High School Play-a-thon!  BHS band and choir students will be performing at the Burlingame Train Station and along Burlingame Avenue all day long.  Stop by to enjoy the music, indulge in some home-baked treats and try your hand at conducting the band!

Raffle tickets will be for sale (1 for $2, 6 for $10, 12 for $20) with cash prizes of $50, $75 and $100.  All proceeds go to supporting the BHS Music Department.  Hope to see you there!
McKinley Elementary Harvest Festival

Friday, October 27, 6-10 p.m.

Saturday, October 28, 4:30 - 9:30 p.m. 


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

Call for Applications: 2018 Acterra Business Environmental Awards
Deadline to apply: Friday, December 8, 2017

Applications for the 2018 Acterra Business Environmental Awards are now available at www.acterra.org/bea. This year's categories include:  Environmental Project, Environmental Innovation, Sustainable Built Environment, Spare the Air Leadership Award, and the Acterra Award for Sustainability. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 8, 2017. (Register your program by November 3to pay a reduced application fee.) For more information, please contact awards@acterra.org.

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