March 15, 2018
New Shuttle Route Map
City Leaders Using Clean Energy
Muffins and Mental Health
CEC Program Schedule Released
Community Leadership Class
More Recycling Questions Answered
Public Meeting: Use of Bayfront
Teen Leadership Program
Grants for High School Senior Athletes
Seeking Part-Time Rec Leaders
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar

shuttlemapNew Shuttle Route Map

Did you know that five FREE shuttles operate in Burlingame? Residents and visitors can use the shuttles to travel to Burlingame and Broadway downtown areas and Caltrain stations, Millbrae BART, the Bayfront hotels, and other locations. Explore our new map that highlights the shuttle routes and schedules.
cityleadersCity Leaders Use 100% Clean Energy! Do you?

Dozens of our city's leaders now power their homes with carbon-free electricity. They all switched to Peninsula Clean Energy's ECO100 electricity -- 100% carbon free.
You can too! It's a powerful action to help the earth. It's impactful, inexpensive, and easy to do... about $2.50/month more than PG&E and just 5 minutes to  switch.

Are you ready to #OptUpBurlingame?
#OptUpBurlingame is a CEC program, sponsored by PCE, Burlingame, and San Mateo County.
muffinsMuffins and Mental Health

Last Saturday, March 10, Burlingame's Youth Advisory Committee ("YAC") presented at the bi-annual YAC Attack Conference.  Burlingame YAC facilitated a great discussion for a room full of their peers. Their session entitled, "Muffins & Mental Health", covered stigmas surrounding mental health in popular culture, social media, and among friends. 

In addition, they explored how mental illness is addressed and how we can be more inclusive and understanding in our daily lives. The committee coordinated this discussion with staff from the Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing at Stanford's Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences - supporting dialogue and answering questions. The committee also collaborated with LimeBike in a session entitled, "It's all about the bikes: convenience and cultural change with LimeBike". In this gathering, teens discussed how we can get more people on bikes as well as how small changes can create enormous ripple effects throughout culture. For more information about YAC contact Nicole Rath at 650-558-7308
cecCEC Green Programs Schedule Released! Mark Your Calendars!
The Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame (CEC) is inviting the public to six "Green Programs on Hot Topics" focused on current environmental issues in coming months. Admission is free. The programs are:
CEC Student Film Fest
Monday, March 19 , 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Burlingame High School Auditorium

Optimizing Our Highways: Moving More People with Fewer Cars
Monday, April 30, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.,  Burlingame Public Library
Lawn Be Gone: Attractive Turf Alternatives
Wednesday, May 16, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Burlingame Public Library
Is Climate Change Making You Sick? 
Tuesday, June 26 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Burlingame Public Library.
Save Energy, Water and Money 
Wednesday, October 3, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Burlingame Public Library.
Screening of "An Inconvenient Sequel" 
Thursday, November 8 , 7:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m. Burlingame High School Auditorium.
For more information, visit the CEC website at
cityleadershipLeadership Class of 2019
Applications now being accepted through May 11, 2018

Learn skills and develop relationships that will help you make a positive impact on yourself and your community. Leadership San Mateo, Foster City, Burlingame, Hillsborough ("Leadership")  is a program that develops future leaders through a unique program that combines leadership skills training and in-depth interactions with the movers and shakers of San Mateo County.  
Leadership provides individuals from business, civic and nonprofit sectors with a framework for engagement in the communities of San Mateo, Foster City, Burlingame and Hillsborough, as well as San Mateo County at large. Participants develop a knowledge base and establish relationships with community leaders representing numerous sectors and issues.  It's a unique opportunity to interact with our police and fire chiefs, school superintendents, nonprofit CEOs and elected officials. For more than 25 years, the program has developed, engaged, empowered and connected leaders for positive community impact. 
Leadership alumni have gone on to hold public office, head nonprofits and advance their business careers.  Where will Leadership take you? Click here to learn more. 
recycleRecycling Etc.
Your recycling questions answered!
I'm moving and need to get rid of my old mattress. Is there a way I can recycle it?
To recycle an old mattress schedule a bulky item pick up with Recology. Burlingame residents are eligible for two free bulky item pick-ups a year. Alternatively, if you are buying a new mattress California law requires retailers that are delivering new mattresses to offer the option of having the used one picked up for free at the time of delivery.
Can we recycle paper envelopes with the plastic window panes on them?
Yes, the envelopes with plastic windows can be recycled and go in the blue bin.
What is the proper way to dispose of used, empty propane canisters, like those used in plumbing?
Empty propane canisters should be disposed through the County's Household Hazardous Waste  Program. However, they have to be smaller than 5 gallons.  They can schedule an appt by calling 650-372-6200 or schedule online:
Can we recycle colored cardboard like cereal boxes or other dry packaged good boxes? 
Yes, colored cardboard boxes can be recycled in the blue bin.
Does the composting of the green bin contents produce methane?
In composting, waste goes through aerobic (with oxygen) decomposition which produces carbon dioxide. In landfills, waste goes undergoes anaerobic (without oxygen) decomposition which produces methane. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas emission that is 26 times stronger than carbon dioxide. That's why it is important to divert food and yard waste away from landfills and into composting.
Send recycling questions to

publiclandPublic Meeting: Use of Vacant State Lands on Bayfront
Meeting on March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Burlingame Rec Center
There will be an important meeting on Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Burlingame Recreation Center.  The State Lands Commission (SLC) staff will be holding a public meeting to get input from the community about what should be on the vacant State Lands property on the Bayfront.  This is a site where there could be a large open space area for community use with picnic tables and a restroom.  This is one of the last areas in the City where there is an opportunity for a good sized park.  Please join the conversation and let you thoughts be heard.  

If you can't make the meeting, the SLC staff will accept written comments.  Comments can be sent to:
Al Franzoia
Public Land Management Specialist
California State Lands Commission
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 100 South
Sacramento, CA 95825
The input will then be presented to the State Lands Commissioners and they will determine what type of applications to accept for the site. 
litprogram2018 Leader In Training (LIT) Program

The City of Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce another summer of its Leader in Training program. Teens can apply and will be interviewed for a chance to become an LIT. This is a volunteer position, but the hours may be applied toward community service requirements. 

The LIT program's mission is to provide participants the opportunity to learn leadership skills through interacting with the youth enrolled in the summer camps and aiding staff. Last year we had over 80 LITs for the summer! Our campers benefit immensely from the support provided by our youth leaders. 

There will be a mandatory training on Saturday, June 16 at the Burlingame Recreation Center from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Applications to become an LIT are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20. For more information about the program, contact the Burlingame Recreation Center at 650-558-7300.  To apply now, click here
grantsCollege Grants for High School Senior Athletes

Sports Association of Northern California Recreation Agencies (SANCRA) proudly sponsors three college grants: two in the amount of $500, and one in the amount of $1000, for university or community college bound students presently residing or attending high school in San Mateo County. 

SANCRA is an association of public recreation departments and personnel organized for the purpose of promoting and broadening athletic and sports services in their respective cities. Grants will be granted to high school seniors who are residents of San Mateo County, planning on attending an accredited college in fall 2018, and have participated on a high school sanctioned athletic team for at least two seasons. Applications must be turned in to SANCRA Committee Rep Molly Crossfield by May 18, 2018.  Visit the Parks and Recreation's Facebook page for an application by clicking here. For more information email or call  650-802-4124.
partimeSeeking Part-Time Rec Leaders for Youth Adventure Camp

The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department is searching for responsible and enthusiastic part-time recreation leaders for its youth Adventure Camp programs! Click here to apply now!
EventsEvents Around Town
Spring Break Adventure Camp
Monday, April 2 - Friday, April 6, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Play! Art! Friendship! Create!  Enrollment for Spring Break Adventure Camp is open!   Check out the website for more information.  We are looking forward to seeing you there!  For any questions, please email .  To register click here.
CEC Student Film Fest
Monday, March 19, 2018, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Burlingame High School Auditorium
The final entries by students who live or attend school in Burlingame will be screened and winners will receive cash prizes at this inaugural film festival. Videos can be on any environmental topic and must not exceed five minutes in length. Cosponsored by the Burlingame Environmental Club at Burlingame High.
Land That Job! Workshop for Teens
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Upper Level Meeting Room, Burlingame Main Library
During the workshop, youth will master  tips for the  job application, communicating effectively, interview skills with role playing, and resumes!  To register, click here !
New Recreation Class for Kids

Cathy Foxhoven offers "What Line is it Now?" class at Recreation Center this spring
Children in 2nd-5th grade are invited to a class full of improvisations based on that enormously popular television show "Whose Line is it Anyway?". Develop your wit and imagination in "party quirks", "scenes from a hat", "greatest hits", "newsflash", "song styles" and many more. On the last day class we will have an improvisational afternoon with your friends and family, complete with audience participation. To register:
CommunityCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Les Miserables (School Edition)
March 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:00 p.m. and March 25 at 1:00 p.m.
Burlingame Intermediate School Auditorium, 1715 Quesada Way, Burlingame
BIS Performing Arts is proud to present the multi-award-winning musical phenomenon as their 10th anniversary musical! The epic tale of passion and redemption in the throes of revolution features some of Broadway's most profound characters and one of the most memorable scores of all time, including songs such as "I Dreamed a Dream", "On My Own", "Do You Hear the People Sing?", "At the End of the Day," and many more.  
Tickets available for purchase by clicking here.   Please be advised, parental guidance is suggested for younger audience members.
Shoe Drive - Organized by St. Paul's Nursery School
Month of March
Collection Sites at Burlingame Rec Center and 405 El Camino Real

St. Paul's Nursery School in Burlingame, CA, is organizing its first shoe drive this winter!  We are collecting shoes from now until the end of March, at which point the shoes will be donated to people among several nations and regions including, but not limited to, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Botswana, Eastern Europe, Jordan, and Chile.  Collected shoes are used to support micro-enterprise vendors. Micro-enterprises are small businesses in developing nations and are typically operated by one person or family and friends, depending on size.
We are hoping to collect as many shoes as we can to provide to those who don't have them.  Please help us reach our goal and donate any adult or children's shoes!  Gently worn, used, or new shoes are all welcome.   Boxes are located at Burlingame Recreation Center and St. Paul's Nursery School at 405 El Camino Real in Burlingame.  Thank you for your help in advance!

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