InterchangeClosureAdditional 101 Closures this Weekend
Expect Northbound 101 Closures between Anza Blvd and Broadway Ave

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has scheduled Northbound Route 101 closures between Anza Boulevard and Broadway Avenue Saturday, June 6, 12:01 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and Sunday, June 7, 12:01 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.  These closures are necessary to ensure worker and public safety and necessitated by the 101 Broadway Interchange Reconstruction Project. If you are planning to use Northbound 101 during this time, take the Anza Blvd off-ramp and get back on at the Old Bayshore Road on-ramp.
EnvisionBurlingameEnvision Burlingame
Hitting the streets this Friday and Saturday!

The City is excited to announce the launch of "Envision Burlingame," a comprehensive update to the City's General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. This program presents a long-anticipated opportunity for the community to come together and discuss development, preservation, mobility, health, sustainability and quality of life issues. We'll be providing regular updates in this newsletter - keep your eye out for information and opportunities to participate in this exciting and important project.


Envision Burlingame is hitting the streets this Friday and Saturday (June 5th and 6th)! Come visit our project consultant team from MIG while you are out and about this weekend on Broadway and Burlingame Avenues as they look to engage residents, business owners, and visitors in fun events! To make it easy for you to get involved, our team will be on Burlingame Avenue Friday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Broadway Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Stop by to learn about this project and complete some quick exercises that let us know about your ideas and priorities!

LibraryLimelightBurlingame Library in the Limelight
Two employees win national awards

Every year the California Library Association and the American Library Association ("ALA") ask for submissions for their separate respective Public Relations ("PR") Awards Competition. Most years, Burlingame wins something on the state level but this year staff have won two awards on the national level.


Congratulations to Maryam Refahi for her ALA PR Award for our Burlingame Summer Reading Log and to Ray DeLara for his ALA PR Award for Burlingame Library Instagram #bookfaces.


Competition is usually fierce with hundreds of submissions from all over the country so its really special when a library can pick up two awards! Well done and thank you for your creativity and all the hard work put into it. Luckily the American Library Association Conference is in San Francisco this year so they will both be able to receive their awards in person.

ConserveResidents Continue to Conserve Water
But we are not there yet!

Burlingame residents have conserved a significant amount of water, but the State's measurement of Burlingame's water conservation starts in June.  Our State-mandated goal is to decrease water use by 16% percent when compared to 2013.  So, now is the time to put in the extra effort to conserve water.


The summer months are our greatest opportunity to reduce water use by reducing outdoor water irrigation.  Please help our City meet its reduction goals by doing your part.  If you would like additional information about what is happening in the region, you can visit the State's website or the City's website.


Please note, recent press has incorrectly reported the City's water conservation numbers.  Burlingame's actual water use during April decreased by 6% when compared to April 2013.

summerreadSummer Reading
Burlingame Public Library


Come by today and pick up your Summer Reading logs at the Main Burlingame Library or the Easton Branch. There is a summer reading program for everyone - including a Listener Club for babies-through children entering kindergarten, an Elementary Club for those entering Grades 1-5, a Teen Club for those entering middle and high school, and a special adult program featuring a community read of Pride and Prejudice.

Join us Saturday, June 6 from 1:00-3:00 pm for a Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration on the front porch of the Main Burlingame Library. We'll have Steel Drum music, refreshments, face painting, and a balloon artist. This is a great opportunity to pick up Summer Reading materials for your family!

Join us Monday, June 8 from 6:30-7:30 pm for a Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration on the front porch of the Easton Branch Library. This event features live music with singing by Victoria and Manuel as well as refreshments, face painting and a balloon artist.

For more information, call the Children's Desk at 650-558-7400, ext. 3.

adventureAdventure Camp
K-8 at the Burlingame Recreation Center this Summer

Make this a summer to remember by joining Burlingame Adventure Camp in swimming, sports, scavenger hunts, weekly cooking lessons, crafty project, field trips, and hanging out with some of the best camp counselors in town Summer camp is open to Kindergarten through 8th grade and are held at the Burlingame Recreation Center, conveniently located at 850 Burlingame Ave! Registration is now open by visiting or calling 650-558-7300.

EventsEvents Around Town
CCFD Annual Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, June 20, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Please join the firefighters of Burlingame, Hillsborough and Millbrae at Fire Station 34 at 799 California Drive in Burlingame for our annual pancake breakfast. The cost is $5/person. We are also selling t-shirts for $20 and raffle tickets for $1/each or $10/dozen.  All proceeds go to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to burn prevention and survivor assistance.  For more information please call (650) 558-7600.  View the flyer here.
Free Live Music
First Fridays in Downtown Burlingame


The Burlingame Business Improvement District is sponsoring live entertainment in downtown Burlingame on the first Friday of every month through July. Bring your family and friends to the pergola on Burlingame Avenue at Park Road from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM this Friday, June 5, and enjoy!

Shop Fresh Market - Thursday Evenings Now Open!

Seasonal Produce, Flowers and Retail Stalls

When:   Every Sunday, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (year-round)

             Thursdays, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM (May - November)

Where:  Park Road starting at Burlingame Ave


For more information, visit the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce website.


Free showing of "Fed Up" at the Library
Film Blames Added Sugar for Obesity in the U.S.


"Fed Up" is a documentary that presents evidence that large quantities of sugar in processed foods are an overlooked problem exacerbated by "Big Sugar" lobbyists. The film will be shown on Wednesday, June 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lane Room of the Burlingame Public Library, free of charge, by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame.


Produced and narrated by journalist and TV personality Katie Couric, "Fed Up" explains how the first dietary guidelines issued by the U.S. government 30 years ago overlooked the role of dietary sugar in increasing risks of obesity and diabetes and other poor health outcomes. Because of poor diets, it argues that today's children are the first generation likely to have shorter lifespans than their parents. Yet attempts to regulate the addition of sugar to foods by schools, parents, states and Congress have been beaten back by the sugar industry, the film says.


See the flyer for additional environmental programs offered by CEC this year.  

Burlingame Idol Final Competition
Saturday, June 6

The final competition of Burlingame Idol is Saturday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Burlingame Parks & Recreation Center at 850 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame.

Fourteen finalists will be performing their sonts to determine the Burlingame Idol winner in four different categories.  This event is free and open to the public.  There will be a final catered dinner at 5:00 p.m.  The cost for the dinner is $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and children under 14.  For reservations and information contact or (650) 697-6936.
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Ryan Phua Memorial Kids' Ride
Sunday, June 28, Downtown Burlingame at 10:30 a.m.

Come join the fun! The 12th Annual Ryan Phua Memorial Kids' Bike Ride, part of the 29th Annual Burlingame Criterium, is the largest kids' bike ride in the US. The event is scheduled for Sunday, June 28, 2015. Each year, close to 700 children twelve & under (including 250 four & under) pedal to the finish with thunderous applause. Feeling proud of their "win," each child happily receives a medal, popsicle and goody bag.


Ryan's Ride is a labor of love to memorialize Ryan, who died to Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood in July 2003 at age 2 years old. Ryan and his twin brother Matthew were born after their father battled and survived cancer.


While the event is free, children participants raise pledges for the Ryan Phua Memorial Fund, established through the LIVESTRONG Foundation to fund cancer-related programs in the Bay Area. Over $650,000 has been raised so far. There will be free entertainment for the whole family after the ride. Top fundraisers receive gift certificates to a local toy store or a brand new bike. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Burlingame Community for Education (BCE) Foundation.

The race starts at 10:30 a.m. at California and Lorton Avenues in Downtown Burlingame.  Click here, for more information or to register.  View the event flyer here.

San Mateo County Disaster Preparedness Day
Saturday, June 6, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at SM County Event Center

The 11th Annual San Mateo County Disaster Preparedness Day will take place on the first day of the San Mateo County Fair on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the San Mateo County Event Center at 1346 Saratoga Avenue, San Mateo.  Those who arrive between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. will receive free parking and free admission to County Fair!

Each year, the Disaster Preparedness event brings out thousands of people for free "Family and Friends CPR" classes, presentations related to disaster preparedness and dozens of exhibitor tables. Come and learn how to put together a disaster plan and emergency kit. 


For additional information call (650) 363-4790 or (650) 363-4572.

John Ward's Annual Garden Show
Sunday, June 7, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. at 792 Willborough Rd, Burlingame

Please join us in Burlingame's historic Willborough neighborhood for John Ward's annual garden show. A one-of-a-kind garden featuring a wide plant palette with unusual perennials and vines, container gardening and antique ironwork. Water conserving ideas with be shared in a close-up
instructional tour with two local horticultural experts starting at 3:00 p.m.. Other gardens in the neighborhood will be available for viewing and will have works by local artists on display. This year's event will benefit the San Mateo County Parks Foundation. 


Please RSVP online. Tax-deductible donations in any amount will be accepted as admission to the event. 100% of the proceeds will go to San Mateo County Parks Foundation.


Click here for parking information and directions. For more information visit or call John Ward at (650) 342-0683

Donate a Book
Support Washington Elementary 4th grader Elaina Penn's book drive


Please support Washington Elementary 4th grader Elaina Penn in her book drive for the Lucile
Packard Children's Hospital Library.  Visit the Burlingame Books Inc. to purchase a new book from the hospital's wish list and leave your donation with the book store. The book drive will run until June 19.  
For more information visit the Burlingame Books Inc. or email questions to .

Burlingame Aquatics Club
Come join the fun with BAC Summer Programs

Aqua Camps

BAC Aqua Camps begin on June 15! Sign up now to ensure your child can spend the summer swimming, playing polo and other games, and learning junior lifeguarding skills. Click HERE for more information on dates and to register.


Summer Swim Team

The Burlingame Summer Swim Team is a great opportunity for kids, young adults, and parents to get an idea of what year-round swimming has to offer without making a long-term commitment.  The program is open to any swimmer who has some background in swimming lessons and who can complete 25 yards of both freestyle and backstroke.  Participants get the experience of being on a swim team in a fun and low-pressure environment while learning the fundamentals of swimming from a professional coaching staff. Click HERE for more information and for a link to online registration.  

12th Annual Burlingame Pet Parade 
Mark your calendars!

For the first time, the Broadway Merchants Association will award a $500 prize to the school that produces the best float at this year's 12th annual Burlingame Pet Parade on Saturday, September 26, at 10:00 a.m. on Broadway Avenue.  There is no charge to participate. Those who want to march in the parade will need to arrive by 9:30 a.m.


Every participant receives a souvenir ribbon, and fancy ribbons are awarded for the Best Pet Trick; Most Unusual Pet; Best Dressed Pet; and Most Original Float, Group or Wagon. The Grand Prize winner receives a special prize. For more information, visit the website.


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