SurveyCommunity Survey - Don't Forget!
Envision Burlingame

If you haven't already participated, don't forget to join in the online survey  for Envision Burlingame. Envision Burlingame  is the City's General Plan and Zoning Ordinance Update, setting Burlingame's course for the next generation. So far we've had over 100 responses, and we want to hear from you! The survey will be open through the end of this weekend, so now's the time to share your thoughts. Once the survey has been completed we'll share the results at a future community workshop, as well as online. Click here  to take the survey.
sbsShop in Burlingame on "Small Business Saturday"
Small Business Saturday is November 28th!

You've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  But what about Small Business Saturday?  The City of Burlingame would like to remind you to support our local businesses and restaurants that support our community the Saturday after Thanksgiving. 
toyCCFD Holiday Toy Drive Has Begun
Now through December 24th!

The Central County Fire Department will once again be working with local merchants to collect toys for its CCFD Toy Drive.  Barrels will be placed in various locations throughout Burlingame, Hillsborough, and Millbrae where the public can drop off new, unwrapped toys.  Click here for a complete list of local drop off locations.

Last year, 255 barrels of toys were collected and distributed to fifteen charitable organizations in San Mateo County by fire personnel.  Toys were also given out at the Millbrae Fire Station #37 where 142 families were provided donations and 277 children received gifts.

Final pick-up of toys and donations will be on December 24.  No time to shop?  Monetary donations can be made out to: CCFD Toy Drive, 1399 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA  94010.  For more information, please visit the website or email Firefighter Herman Barahona at
energyCurious About Community Choice Energy?
San Mateo County is exploring providing cleaner electricity for the region


The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors recently unanimously voted to establish a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program in the County known as the Peninsula Clean Energy Joint Powers Authority. CCE programs allow local governments to pool the electricity demand of their communities to purchase power with high renewable energy content such as from solar, wind, and geothermal sources. Over the next couple of months San Mateo County cities and towns will be deciding whether to join the Peninsula Clean Energy Joint Powers Authority. Learn more about how a CCE works and what it means in Burlingame here.

coolcalHelp Burlingame Win the CoolCalifornia Challenge
We are currently in 3rd place (out of 22 participants!)

Burlingame residents are invited to join the CoolCalifornia Challenge and earn dollars for "green" projects in our city. Participants earn points by reducing their household energy, water use and transportation emissions. Every point earned increases the city's rank in the statewide standings. Prize money is awarded to fund sustainability efforts that benefit communities.
Click here to learn more and signup. Signups began October 1st and will continue through December 15, 2015. During that period, the cities that get the most participants to sign up can earn double points. The Challenge continues through March 31, 2016, when the city with the most points is crowned the "Coolest City in California" and all cities participating receive prize money based on the percentage of points earned by households in their city.
This is the second year that the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame has administered the CoolCalifornia Challenge on behalf of the City of Burlingame. Last year, our city earned nearly $3,000. This funding sponsored projects including the "Green Programs on Hot Topics" series at the Burlingame Public Library, educational handouts and an organic garden that Burlingame High School students planted on campus.
EventsEvents Around Town
"Elf" at Bayside Field
Today at dusk!
Come join the Parks and Recreation Department for our final Throwback Thursday movie event of 2016. We will be showing the holiday favorite, "Elf" at Bayside Field. We encourage you to bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the movie on our beautiful 30-foot screen. Wine, beer, water and snacks will be available for purchase. Call (650) 558-7308 for more information.
Shop Downtown
Saturday, November 28

Come out and support our local businesses on Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday will be held on Saturday, November 28, in conjunction with American Express. The Burlingame Downtown Business Improvement District will have the band, AstraLogik, playing under the pergola on Burlingame Ave. from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., face painters on Howard (In front of A Runner's Mind) and a roving balloon artist.  Please stop by and support small businesses and all that downtown Burlingame has to offer.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 4 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
At City Hall, followed by parade on Burlingame Ave.

Come celebrate the holidays in downtown Burlingame.  There will be a parade on Burlingame Ave after the Tree Lighting Ceremony at City Hall brought to you by the City of Burlingame. Additional festivities will be brought to you by Downtown Burlingame BID Merchants including live entertainment on Primrose Road, rides on 1100 block of Burlingame Ave, Santa on Park Road in front of the Gap, carolers, food and much more fun!
Support the Burlingame Library!
Thursday, December 10
Shop at Books Inc. between 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Eat at Urban Bistro between 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
This holiday, the Burlingame Library Foundation invites you to give the gift of reading. It's never been so fun, easy and worthwhile.

Thursday, December 10, shop from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for beautiful books and gifts at Books Inc. on Burlingame Avenue. The store will donate 20% of its sales to the Burlingame Library. Free refreshments and gift wrapping will be available.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Urban Bistro on Lorton Avenue between 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and mention the Burlingame Library Foundation when ordering. Fifteen percent of your check will support the Burlingame Library.
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)

           Shop Burlingame - your tax dollars support City services!

- a message from the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce