PetBurlingame Pet Parade
Local schools invited to compete in "Best School Float" contest

More than 1,500 people, including hundreds of pet owners and their pets dressed in wild and crazy costumes, are expected for the 12th annual Burlingame Pet Parade on Saturday, September 26, beginning at 10 a.m. on Broadway Avenue.

This family-friendly parade offers free entertainment and art projects for children. There is no charge to participate. Kasper the Duck, a rescued Pekin Raune white duck adopted from the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA, will serve as Grand Marshal.
This year, for the first time, local schools are invited to compete in a special "Best School Float" contest. All public and private schools in San Mateo County that serve students from kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible. The winning school will receive a check for $500 from the Broadway Merchants Association. School groups must register in advance by contacting Ayn Gilmore at AVR Realty in Burlingame at or calling or (650) 342-2073.
A "float" can be elaborate or as simple as a decorated bicycle, wagon or kiddie car. No political entries are permitted, but all types of pets are welcome. Children without pets are encouraged to bring stuffed animals. Groups are encouraged to identify themselves with a banner or sign.
For more information, including a map of the parade route and photos of previous parades, see, or call (650) 342-2073 .
StoriesStories About Our Community Members
Please complete a 5-10 minute survey

Help the Library share stories about the community. Do you (or someone you know) have an interesting story that needs to be told? The Burlingame Public Library is embarking on an exciting new project and we need your help. Funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant, the Library will be creating a community podcast to share the stories of the people who live and work in our community. Think This American Life, but about our community. We'd love your input, so please take this brief survey to share your thoughts and ideas.
GardenCommunity Garden
Planter bed available

The Parks and Recreation Department manages the Burlingame Community Garden which is maintained by the members of the Community Garden. There is currently one planter bed available and we are looking for an interested gardener to fill the spot. The fee per planter box is currently $65 per year and there is a one-time security deposit of $75. Residents will be given priority. For more information, contact Nicole Rath at (650) 558-7308.
SweepStreet Sweeping Program
Fall and winter season schedule to begin

Street sweeping will return to every week starting on September 21, 2015. The program will continue on this schedule until the end of the leaf season in March 2016.
To see which day your street is scheduled to be swept, click here. Please help us improve our ability to pick up leaves, debris, and storm drain pollutants by moving parked cars off the street on the morning (or night before) sweeping occurs.
Contact the Public Works Corporation Yard at (650) 558-7670 for information on your sweeping day. Thank you for keeping Burlingame clean.
PoliceBurlingame Police Department Steps Up
Provides temporary communications support for San Mateo PD

The Burlingame and San Mateo Police Departments recently demonstrated another great example of cross-governmental support and collaboration last week when  the San Mateo Police Department's Communications Center  experienced technical difficulties with its phone system for five days beginning September 4th.  As a result, the San Mateo emergency backup plan was initiated and all emergency and non-emergency phone lines including 911 for the San Mateo Police Department were routed to the Burlingame Police Department's Communication Center with minimal interruption in service to San Mateo residents.
The Burlingame Police Department currently maintains a partner agreement with the San Bruno Police Department to provide for a virtual dispatch center and redundancy in police communication centers for both cities. The configuration of a shared computer-assisted dispatch or CAD, police radio, and phones, ensure the Burlingame Police Department's ability to continue operations with no interruption in service. Additionally, the installation of a backup server gives the added assurance that pertinent data can be retrieved in the event of an emergency.
RegisterIs Your Voter Registration Up-To-Date?
Get ready for the All-Mailed Ballot Election

The November 3, 2015 General Municipal Election is an All-Mailed Ballot Election.  For this election, all registered voters, whether or not they are registered as permanent vote by mail voters, will receive their ballots in the mail.  The County will begin sending out ballots to all 353,710 registered voters on October 5th.

To ensure that you receive your ballot, it is important that the San Mateo County Elections Division has your current residential and mailing address.  To keep your information up-to-date, remember to re-register to vote every time you:

  1. Change your residential address

  2. Change your name (first, middle or last) and/or signature

  3. Change your political party affiliation    

There are three ways to check your voter registration status and make sure your information is current:

  1. Go to  and enter in your house number, zip code and birthdate

  2. Call the San Mateo County Elections Division at 650-312-5222

  3. Email the San Mateo County Elections Division at

If your information is not correct go to: and re-register to vote.  Or pick up a postage-paid voter registration form from City Hall, U.S. Post Offices or at the Burlingame Public Library. 

While this election will be an All-Mailed Ballot Election, you will still be able to vote in person at a limited number of polling places in the County.  Burlingame will have one polling place located at City Hall.  However, unique to this election, you will be able to vote at any polling place in the County.  A full list of all polling places will be included in your Sample Ballot Pamphlet and in a future e-newsletter. 

EventsEvents Around Town
City Council Candidates' Forum
Thursday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m.
City of Burlingame, Council Chambers, 501 Primrose Road
The League of Women Voters will moderate this election season's City Council Candidates' Forum.  The Forum will be held on Thursday, September 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers and is free and open to the public.  
Throwback Thursdays Movie Series
Beginning September 24 with Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Coming to a park near you!
Experience Throwback Thursday Movie Series! This event is brought to you in partnership with our Platinum Sponsor, Gold Medal Gym.  On select Thursdays, starting next Thursday, September 24, the Parks & Recreation Department will be showing movies on our beautiful 30 foot inflatable screen. If you are looking for a good date night or an evening out with friends, the Throwback Thursdays series is your chance to have a fun night out in Burlingame, enjoying some classic movies. Snacks and drinks (including wine and beer) will be available for purchase. For more information contact the Burlingame Recreation Department at (650)558-7300. Click on the flyer to get movie dates for Ghostbusters and Elf.
Semi-Annual Book Sale
Friday, October 16-Sunday, October 18 (see times below)
Lane Room at the Main Library at 480 Primrose , Bellevue Avenue entrance
The Burlingame Library Foundation will host its big semi-annual book sale for three days beginning October 16. All three days are free and open to the public. All proceeds benefit the Burlingame Public Library.

Select from thousands of genre-sorted, near-new books priced between $1 - $3. New stock will be added daily. Come early and often to find choice children's books, fiction, tour guides, coffee-table gems, non-fiction, cookbooks, etc.! DVD's and other media will also be on sale.

Friday, October 16 from Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 17 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 18 from   Noon - 4:00 p.m. ($6/bag of books; $10/2 bags)
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
The Resale Shop - Everything Must Go Sale!
Saturday, September 19 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
1606 Rollins Road in Burlingame
The Hillsborough Auxiliary to Community Gatepath Resale Shop is having a  50% off sale (excluding jewelry) this Saturday. The Resale Shop is filled with antiques, jewelry, china, crystal, clothing and many other fabulous items. Estate quality items at great prices. Shop early for the best selection! Cash and check preferred.
A Cappella Concerts
Saturday, October 3 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, 1500 Easton Drive, Burlingame
The Fault Line A Cappella Chorus, San Mateo County's premier men's chorus, presents As Time Goes By - A Year In Song - featuring songs for all seasons. Also appearing will be Burlingame's Glee, a show choir comprised of Burlingame middle school students. Fun for the whole family!  2:00 and 7:00 shows. For tickets go to

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