July 12, 2018
Adventure Camp Sign up for SMCAlert
National Night Out
New Burlingame Businesses Events Around Town
Community Corner
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advencamp Adventure Camp for K-8
It's not too late to join!

Make this a summer to remember by joining Burlingame Adventure Camp. Participants can join in sports, water and outdoor activities, cooking lessons, crafty projects, and field trips, while hanging out with some of the best camp counselors in town. Summer camp is open to Kindergarten through 8th grade and is held at the Burlingame Recreation Center, conveniently located at 850 Burlingame Ave! 

Registration is open! Click here to register or call 650-558-7300. Check out the Adventure Camp blog by clicking here


Sign up for Emergency Alerts with SMCAlert

Did you know: SMCAlert is San Mateo County's free alert notification system used to immediately notify residents of emergency situations happening in and around the county. From traffic incidents to law enforcement activity, wildfires to downed electrical lines, and major disasters like the North Bay Fires, SMCAlert allows our emergency responders to inform our residents of events occurring and provide additional safety. Alerts can be sent as text and voice messages to your cell phone, email, and/or landline phone.

Take 5 minutes to sign up by visiting the  San Mateo County Alert System website.
advencamp nationalnightoutJoin Your Neighbors and the Burlingame Police Department
Save the Date for National Night Out on August 7

On Tuesday, August 7, neighborhoods throughout Burlingame are invited to join forces with thousands of other communities nationwide for the National Night Out crime prevention event. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and is co-sponsored locally by the Burlingame Police Department. Over 15,000 communities from all 50 states are expected to participate in "America's Night Out Against Crime."

From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., people in neighborhoods throughout Burlingame are asked to turn on their outside lights and spend the evening outdoors with neighbors.  Many neighborhoods will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties and cookouts.
Click on this link to view a brief 4-minute video from last year's National Night Out. It includes several tips on community building and crime prevention presented by residents, and members of the Burlingame City Council and Police Department.
If you plan on hosting a neighborhood event, and would like members of the Burlingame Police Department to visit, please contact to Captain Mike Matteucci by phone at 650-777-4143 or by email at matteucci@burlingamepolice.org.
emergencycachesBurlingame Neighborhoods May Receive Free Emergency Supplies

The Burlingame City Council has approved funding for  20 emergency caches to be distributed to neighborhoods that participate in drills and other neighborhood activities. The caches, valued at $550, are for use in neighborhoods in the event of an emergency. They are filled with emergency supplies that include first aid essentials, tools that enable volunteers to protect themselves (hard hats, safety goggles, dust masks, gloves, etc.); and materials needed to set up an emergency base and equip teams of volunteers to aid victims and assess damage after a disaster.

The Burlingame Neighborhood Network will be distributing these caches to neighborhoods that have a track record of engagement with emergency preparedness activities and training, including Citywide Emergency Drills. The caches will allow neighbors to help one another in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, without having to scramble for suppliers. Emergency responders routinely advise that residents will be on their own for as long as a week after a major catastrophe, while they are taking care of critical emergencies.
Burlingame residents who would like a cache for their neighborhood can request an application form by sending an email to  info@burlingamenetwork.orgApplications are due August 30.
newbizCome Welcome Our New Businesses in Town

When you stroll through Burlingame Avenue or Broadway, don't be shy and come check out the new businesses that have opened. Keep your eyes open for businesses opening soon!

New Businesses in Burlingame Avenue Downtown:

New Business in Broadway Downtown:


In the Works and Coming Soon!
Note: if no website listed, there were no official websites found.
recyclingRecycling Etc.
Your recycling questions answered!

T he plastic part of the disposable contact lenses has a recycle logo, can it be recycled if the foil top is removed?
Yes, the plastic part can be recycled if the foil is removed. (Correction: last week we said that these items were not recycable, however these products do have a recycling symbol on it and are recyclable)

Where should I dispose of a broken toaster oven?
Appliances can be dropped off at the Shoreway Environmental Center or they can be scheduled through the On-Call Bulky Item Collection Program (residents get 2 free pick-ups per year).

How should I dispose of a pot with scratched teflon?
This cannot be recycled and goes in the garbage.

Are Ziploc bags recyclable?
Ziploc bags, like plastic bags, cannot be recycled in the blue recycling bins. However, most grocery stores that have recycling receptacles for plastic bags may also accept these Ziploc bags as well. For drop-off locations to recycle these plastic film materials, visit PlasticFilmRecycling.org.

Send your recycling questions to  jlee@burlingame.org . Find past questions and answers  here ; and an excellent resource for what goes in what bin  here .
EventsEvents Around Town
After Hours Movie Night: Young Frankenstein
Friday, July 13 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Lane Community Room
Burlingame Main Library

Join us in celebrating the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein and the classic Mel Brooks Comedy from 1974! With an all-star cast including Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, and Madeline Kahn. Don't miss the RARE chance to see this essential comedy on our big screen!

Trivia! Refreshments! And an interactive discussion following the film. Come and enter your name in our free raffle for a chance to win two Cinemark movie tickets! (Drawing following the film)

Enter through Bellevue door. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Python Ron's Reptile Kingdom
Monday, July 16 4:00 p.m.
Children's Room
Burlingame Public Library

Join us on World Snake Day at the Burlingame Public Library as we host Python Ron's Reptile Kingdom!
Family Fun Fair
Saturday, July 21 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Washington Park

The Daily Journal is excited about an upcoming free community event and everyone is welcome to join us! Save the date for the Family Fun Fair. This is the 4th year that the Daily Journal will be partnering with the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department to host this community event. There will be booths, games, and live music for everyone to enjoy. Event information can be found here.
CommunityCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Community Meeting about Caltrain Construction Activities
Wednesday, July 18, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Burlingame Rec Center Auditorium
850 Burlingame Avenue

Within the next month, construction activities are set to continue along the Caltrain right-of-way in Burlingame. Upcoming work includes completion of overhead contact system foundations and installation of the overhead contact system poles. Caltrain will be hosting a public meeting to provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about the upcoming construction project, including the scope and schedule of construction activities.
Become a Ham Radio Operator This Summer!
Licensing course on July 21 and hands-on workshop on August 11

The Burlingame Neighborhood Network (BNN) is inviting local residents to become trained amateur radio operators (Hams) this summer by enrolling in a Ham Radio Licensing Course on July 21 and a hands-on workshop on August 11. Hams will play key roles during Burlingame's sixth annual Citywide Emergency Drill on October 13 and will provide vital links to the outside world during actual disasters.
  • Saturday, July 21, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ham Radio Licensing Course. Course will be led by the Bay Area Educational Amateur Radio Society (BAEARS) at the Burlingame Recreation Center at 850 Burlingame Ave. Space is limited and pre-registration is required on the BAEARS website. The course costs $35.
  • Saturday, August 11, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Ham Radio Training Workshop. Training will be in the Lane Room at the Burlingame Public Library at 480 Primrose Road. Experienced Hams will give an overview on basic amateur radio operation and will provide hands-on practice. Coffee and treats will be served.There is no charge for the Ham Radio Training Workshop, but pre-registration is required by sending your name and city of residence to info@burlingamenetwork.org. Preference will be given to Burlingame residents; others will be welcome if space is available.
For more information about BNN and Burlingame's Citywide Emergency Drill, visit  burlingamenetwork.org .
Burlingame Lions Club 14th Annual Cars-in-the-Park
Saturday, July 28, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Washington Park, free to the public.

Join the Burlingame Lions Club for their annual Cars-in-the-Park event in Washington Park. Visit www.burlingamelions.com for car registration and sponsorship opportunities.
Free Victorian Days Walking Tours
Sunday, August 5

In conjunction with the San Mateo County Historical Association, the Burlingame Historical Society will be conducting 3 free walking tours at approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour each.
In addition to the tours, the Burlingame Hillsborough History Museum (located inside the Burlingame Caltrain Station on  290 California Drive) will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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