In this edition:                                          August 27, 2015

Scam Alert
Burlingame Bayfront Cleanup
New Police Record Counter Hours
P&R Foundation Scholarship Fund
City Commission Openings
Events Around Town
Community Corner

Link to Full City Calendar 

scamScam Alert
Burlingame Library is not soliciting donations by phone
The City was recently made aware by a local merchant that a caller requested donations on behalf of the Burlingame Library. Fortunately, the merchant notified the Burlingame Library and Police Departments. According to City Librarian, Brad McCulley, the Library does not solicit donations by phone.   Should you receive a similar call, please be advised that this is a scam and you should not provide the caller with any form of payment.
bayfront17th Annual Burlingame Bayfront Cleanup
Volunteer on September 19 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Join our community effort to help protect and preserve the Bay and shoreline by volunteering at the 17 th Annual Burlingame Bayfront Cleanup on September 19, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes and sunscreen and be ready to work and have fun! Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own reusable water-bottle and cleaning supplies (bucket, bag, work/garden gloves) to help reduce waste during the event. Back-up cleaning supplies will be available.
Volunteers are required to sign a California Coastal Commission waiver form at each sign-in location, but can print and sign the waiver form ahead of time (check-in will be faster). All volunteers under the age of 18 must have a waiver form signed by a parent or legal guardian before participating. For more information, please contact Muriel or Eva at  (650) 342-3727.
policecounterNew Police Record Counter Hours
Open Mondays - Fridays, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Burlingame Police Report Counter is open to the public for copies of crime and accident reports, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Burlingame Police Records Unit staff provide incident, arrest and accident reports to the general public, media and police personnel, internally and nationwide. Police reports and records may be obtained from the Burlingame Records Unit located at 1111 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010. The Records Unit phone number is (650) 777-4100.
Depending on the type of report, requests for reports may be made in person, by U.S. mail or by telephone. Report costs are listed on our website All requests for information are processed in accordance with State of California data privacy laws and department policy.
foundationParks and Recreation Foundation
Names scholarship fund in honor of  Jeffery T. Griffith

During the Burlingame City Council Meeting on September 8, 2015, the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Foundation will name its scholarship fund in honor of Jeffery Thomas Griffith.
Jeff Griffith, the founder of Burlingame Park and Recreation Foundation, was born in San Francisco in 1944, and lived most of his life in Burlingame, with the exception of a few years spent serving in the US Navy. He attended Burlingame schools and his family owned Griffith Plastics in Burlingame.
Professionally, Jeff was a Registered Engineer in the State of California, earning a B.S. at the University of San Francisco and an M.B.A from Golden Gate University. He began his career in the family business at a young age; followed by several positions in manufacturing, and culminating in a twenty year role as Vice President of Manufacturing at Dolby Laboratories in San Francisco.
Jeff believed in sharing with those less fortunate and spent much of his life volunteering for organizations including the Burlingame Library, HIP Housing, Burlingame Bobby Sox, BCE, Brisbane Chamber of Commerce, the Burlingame Park and Recreation Commission, the San Mateo Rotary and the San Mateo County Grand Jury. Jeff even taught home repair at the Burlingame Recreation Center.
Jeff wanted to start the Park and Recreation Foundation because he recognized that there are families in this community who need help. Jeff believed in giving back and knew that just a little bit of help could make a big difference. After seeing the success of the Burlingame Library Foundation, he wanted to create a similar organization for the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department. Discussions began in 2009, and the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Foundation was created in 2012.
Jeffery Thomas Griffith passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at his home in Burlingame, surrounded by his loving family.  In his memory, the Parks and Recreation Foundation named its scholarship program the Jeffery T. Griffith Scholarship Fund.
The mission of the Park and Recreation Foundation is to raise funds that provide scholarship assistance for enrollment in Park and Recreation programs, fund additional Park and Recreation programs, and provide necessary equipment, repairs, and capital improvements as needed to Burlingame facilities. 
If you would like to attend the dedication, please come to the City Council Meeting on September 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Burlingame City Hall
To make a donation in Jeff's honor, please click here or mail a check to the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Foundation at 850 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame, CA  94010.
commissionCity Commission Openings
Apply for Beautification and Parks & Recreation Commissions
Are you interested in finding a way to participate in your community? Then consider applying for appointment to the City of Burlingame Beautification Commission or the Parks and Recreation Commission! The City invites applicants to offer their interest, experience, and enthusiasm in service of their City.

Commission members offer their ideas and recommendations to the City Council and staff in order to help them to make the finest, most informed decisions in the best interest of everyone living, working, and visiting our community.

At this time, the City is seeking to fill four vacant seats on the Beautification Commission and two vacant seats on the Parks & Recreation Commission. The Council is likely to appoint each Commission member to the full three-year term.

The application deadline is Friday, October 16, 2015. Applications and supplemental questionnaires are available now. Click here for the Beautification Commission application or click here for the Parks and Recreation Commission application.
EventsEvents Around Town
Electric Vehicle Expo
Saturday, September 12 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Franklin Templeton Campus parking lot in San Mateo (parking lot on Franklin Templeton Parkway off Saratoga Drive)
Interested in an electric vehicle but want to learn more? You are invited to a free Electric Vehicle Expo as part of National Drive Electric Week.

The event features an electric car display from various manufacturers, test drives in electric vehicles, and raffle prizes. Click here for more event information.
"Get Ready" Disaster Preparedness Class
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Town of Hillsborough, Council Chambers at 1600 Floribunda Ave.

This basic disaster preparedness class will teach you how to prepare yourself, your family, home and workplace for a major disaster. The information provided will allow you to help yourself, rather than needing help, following a disaster.
Course instructors are experienced staff of the Central County Fire Department which serves the Cities of Burlingame and Millbrae and Town of Hillsborough. 
Pre-registration is required. Click here to register. For questions, email or call Lisa Bartolo at the Central County Fire Department at or (650) 558-7668.  This class if offered for free to all Burlingame, Hillsborough and Millbrae residents.
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Sidewalk Sale This Weekend
August 28-30

Visit Downtown Burlingame for the Bi-Annual Sidewalk Sale. Merchants will be participating and there will be some great deals to take advantage of!  
First Friday Free Live Music
Friday, September 4, from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
ViBo Simpani performing on Burlingame Ave
Mushy Peas on Park Rd. (in front of Barracuda)

Come downtown and enjoy some live music hosted by the Burlingame Downtown Business Improvement District.  

Burlingame Spirit Run
Labor Day, Monday, September 7 at 8:00 a.m.
Franklin Elementary School blacktop at Quesada Way at Trousdale

The Burlingame Spirit run will begin at 8:00am with a  scenic, 5K romp through older and beautifully manicured neighborhoods of Burlingame (10K does loop twice).  The run is followed by a health expo, sponsored by the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, until 11:00 a.m.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Burlingame Community Education Foundation (BCE) for the Burlingame School District, grades K-8.
Fees: ages 14 and over: $30 through 9/1 ( 9/2-9/7/15 $45), ages 5-13: $20 through 9/1 (9/2-9/7/15 $30). Kids 4 and under free. It will be followed by a Health expo is free and open to public until 11
Registration: online until 9/1/15 at, or in-person at A Runner's Mind, 1111 Howard Avenue until 9/6/15. Race day registration available 6:45-7:45am.
Visit for race information, road closures, packet pick up and more! 
Our Lady of Angels 30th Annual Fun Faire
Friday, September 11, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 12, 2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 
1328 Cabrillo Avenue in Burlingame

Rides, silent auction, games and more. Visit
CA High-Speed Rail Open House
Wednesday, October 7 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Burlingame Auditorium at 850 Burlingame Ave

The California High-Speed Rail Authority will present information on the statewide program and provide information about the next phase of planning and environmental review. For more information go to or call (408) 277-1086 or email

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