In this edition:                                          December 3, 2015

Nov 3 Election Results Certified
Become a Master Recycler
Tree Lighting & Holiday Fun
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Complete City Events Calendar
ElectionNovember 3 Election Results Certified
Thank you to all the candidates for participating

Last week, the County Election's Office certified the November 3, 2015 Election. For a breakdown of how votes were cast in each race click on the Statement of the Vote.
Thank you to all candidates for participating in the electoral process and congratulations to Emily Beach and Donna Colson for winning the two Council seats for the City of Burlingame. Please come and help welcome them to the Council on Monday, December 7, when they are sworn in. As well, come and thank Mayor Nagel and Councilmember Root for their service on December 7at their last meeting.
Also, congratulations to the City of Burlingame. In the 2013 Election, 33% of registered voters voted in the City Council Contest. This year, the City increased its voter participation to 37%. The City's voter participation level of 37% bested the countywide percentage of 29.5% by 8%!
Lastly, remember with the June Presidential Primary only 189 days away it's never too early to register to vote   and to start researching the candidates and measures on the ballot.
recyclerBecome a Master Recycler
Choose the free course that's best for you or attend all three!

San Mateo County is offering a free webinar and 8-week courses focused on reducing waste, composting, and recycling. Learn hands-on from local experts and gain skills to become a Master Composter or Master Resource Conservationist.
  • Resource Conservation 101 Webinar: December 10, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • 8-week Master Resource Conservation Course: January - March 2016, at the Burlingame Main Library
  • 8-week Master Compost & Solid Waste Course: February - March 2016. Location TBD.

To register or get more information, click here, or email, or call 1-888-442-2666. These classes are provided by the San Mateo County Office of Sustainability RecycleWorks Volunteer Academy.
ceremonyTree Lighting & Fun Holiday Activities
Friday, December 4 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Tree lighting ceremony
  • Parade
  • Kids rides
  • Kiddie train rides
  • Live music
  • Carolers, food and more!
Come celebrate the holidays in downtown Burlingame. 
Join the community in front of City Hall at 501 Primrose at 5:00 p.m. for the annual tree lighting ceremony followed by the Holiday Parade on Burlingame Avenue beginning at 6:00 pm.   After the parade, there will be rides for children on the 1100 block of the Avenue and a stage on Primrose with live entertainment until 9:00 p.m. Santa will be under the pergola by the Gap until 8:30 p.m. and there will be complimentary kiddie train rides up and down the street, with loading and unloading taking place near the Sunglass Hut on the 1300 block. Click here to see flyer and map.
EventsEvents Around Town
Broadway Cheer
Saturday, December 5 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Broadway Merchants and the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce invite you to come and share the holidays on Broadway and enjoy local holiday music.  In addition, please bring a toy or purchase a toy on Broadway for the Holiday Toy Drive sponsored by the Central County Fire Department.
Adult and Child CPR Classes
Monday, December 7 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon
799 California Drive

Central County Fire Department offers adult and child CPR Training. You will be trained by a CPR instructor who is an experienced staff member of the Central County Fire Department. You will also be trained on using an AED.

For more information or to register, click here.
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.

Volunteer Opportunity
Sunday, December 13 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Burlingame Park and Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Avenue

Join Moms Against Poverty in partnership with Central County Fire and the Burlingame Youth Advisory Committee for the Holiday Helping Hand Toy Drive event. This will be a day of gift wrapping donated toys for families in need these holidays. Come with your families and bring your donations, big or small! Families will be able to wrap toys together, write cards, and celebrate with the community. Click here to view flyer and details.

CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Visit the Caltrain Holiday Train
Saturday, December 5 from 5:15 p.m. - 5:35 p.m.
Burlingame Caltrain Station

Come to the Burlingame Caltrain station to meet Santa at the 13th annual Holiday Train Saturday, December 5. Glowing with thousands of lights and holiday decorations, the train will stop at nine train stations over two nights. During the 20-minute station stops, Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty and the gang will get off the train to greet children. Arrive 30 minutes before the train arrives to enjoy a performance by the Peninsula Girls Choir.

The Holiday Train is more than a glittering feast for the eyes - it's also an opportunity to donate new toys or books to local children. Caltrain partners with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots and The Salvation Army to help make the season brighter for families struggling to make ends meet.

For more information about train safety, supporting the Holiday Train or to view the other planned stops on December 5 and 6, click here.
Chanuka in Burlingame
Thursday, December 10 beginning at 6 p.m.

Come and celebrate Chanuka in Burlingame on Thursday, December 10, with live music, hot latkes and performances by the Red Panda Acrobats from 6 to 7 p.m. near the Apple Store at 240 Park Road. There will be a Menorah Lighting at 6:30 p.m.  Click here for more details.

           Shop Burlingame - your tax dollars support City services!

- a message from the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce