In this edition:                                          August 13, 2015

"J" Lot Playground Closed August 19-20
Come Join the Fun!
Fresh Market Changes Location for One Day
BHS Alumni Association Awards
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar


jlot"J" Lot Playground Closed August 19-20
Surfacing repairs planned


The City's "J" Lot Playground, located on Primrose Road, south of Burlingame Avenue, is scheduled for surfacing repairs beginning Wednesday, August 19 at 7:00 a.m. The nature of repairs requires complete closure of all play equipment while work is being performed and for a curing time to be completed. The park is expected to reopen on Thursday, August 20 at 3:00 p.m.  We apologize for any inconvenience. For a complete list of all City of Burlingame parks and playgrounds click here 

funCome Join the Fun!
Fall Recreation Registration is taking place now
Click here to register for afterschool sports, classes, trips, enrichment and more! To view the Fall Activities Guide click here

MarketFresh Market Changes Location for a Day
Moves to Chapin Avenue this Sunday only!
Due to the Burlingame On The Avenue Festival this weekend, August 15 and 16, Burlingame's Fresh Market will be relocated to Chapin Avenue on Sunday, August 16, for one day only.  The hours will remain the same, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  
AlumniBHS Alumni Association Announces Annual Awards
Superior Court Judge Leslie Nichols wins Alumni of the Year Award
Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Leslie Nichols, who graduated from Burlingame High School in 1959, was recently honored with the Alumni of the Year Award for 2015 by the Burlingame High School (BHS) Alumni Association. While attending BHS, Nichols was active in student government, including serving as Freshman Class and Student Body President. He attended Stanford University and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Nichols practiced law in Palo Alto until 1984, when he was appointed to the Superior Court bench in Santa Clara County. He was twice awarded Trial Judge of the Year by the Santa Clara County Bar Association.
Leslie Nichols has continued his connection to BHS with ongoing participation with the Alumni Association and all of his class reunions. His contributions to the community include serving on the Mountain View City Council and as Mayor of the city for two terms. An outgoing, friendly guy, Les' selection as the Alumni of the Year has been a favorite choice by the alumni.        
At the BHS Annual Senior Awards Ceremony, the Alumni Association presented scholarships to three deserving seniors. Senior Haley Shaffer who will attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the fall, received the Michael McQueen Memorial Scholarship, honoring her commitment to the goals and values of Burlingame High School.   Michele Mak, a future nursing student at the University of Pittsburg in Pennsylvania and Scott Carson, who will also be attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, were also recognized with Alumni Scholarships.
The Burlingame High School Alumni Association (BHSAA) is open to all BHS graduates. Go to to become a member and read our newsletter with information about former classmates and upcoming reunions.            
EventsEvents Around Town
Burlingame on the Avenue
Saturday & Sunday, August 15-16 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Located along historic Burlingame Avenue

This event is presented by the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce in association with California artists. Come visit and enjoy unique art and handcrafted items, food, beverages, home/garden and travel, and a children's playland.
"Chasing Ice", Free Movie Event
Wednesday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Lane Room at the Main Library at 480 Primrose Road
"Chasing Ice" tells the story of an environmental photographer, James Balog, who headed to the Arctic on a bold expedition for National Geographic to capture how glaciers were changing and to tell the story of the Earth's changing climate. Even though he had a scientific upbringing, Balog was a skeptic about climate change until his first trip north opened his eyes.
This film won the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Award for excellence in cinematography and the 2014 News and Documentary Emmy Award for outstanding nature programming. It is 75 minutes long. The film trailer is here:
This program is the last of six free "Green Programs on Hot Topics" presented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame (CEC) this year. To learn more about CEC, visit
"Acting Out & About" with Radio KAOA
Wednesday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Atria Burlingame at 250 Myrtle Road
Thursday, August20 at 6:00 p.m. at 480Primrose Road

Burlingame Parks & Recreation Department's Community Theatre acting troupe, "Acting Out and About", will present RADIO KAOA at two different venues in August.  Both performances are free and open to the public.

This hilarious radio show includes a soap opera, a mystery theatre, a western and a super heroine show interspersed with humorous commercials and a poetry corner.

For more information, please e-mail or call 650-697-6936. 
Free Zumba Class With Kim
Wednesday, August 26 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m
In the Burlingame Recreation Center Auditorium

Never tried a Zumba class before? Want to re-start and re-energize your workout routine? Come give Zumba fitness a try and take this complimentary class .

The Fall Session begins on August 31st. Registration is live at :
For questions please email the instructor at 
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
Meetings held weekly on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church at 1500 Easton Drive

Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, "FA", is a twelve step recovery program for people who suffer from food obsession, overeating, bulimia and under-eating. Everyone is welcome at meetings, including those who think they may have a food problem or those who are concerned about someone who may. For more information or a list of additional meetings please visit
"Taste", A Food Entrepreneur Documentary
Tuesday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Burlingame High School Theatre at One Mangini Way

Kevin Longa has been making films ever since he was a student at Burlingame High School. After attending UCLA he went on to create an internationally award-winning food documentary series called TASTE. He will share how you can also achieve your career dreams through creative thinking and entrepreneurship. This event is free.


Preview TASTE on Kickstarter 

View the San Mateo Daily Journal Article on TASTE  

"The Power of Possibilities" Recognition Event
Friday, October 16 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Sofitel hotel at 223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, 94065

Holly Robinson Peete will join Community Gatepath at the " Power of Possibilities" recognition event. Best known for her acting roles on 21 Jump Street and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Holly's career as an actress has led her to becoming a voice for her son with Autism Spectrum Disorder and her community. Holly often says, "I wouldn't change my son for the world, but I would change the world for my son."

Holly and her husband Rodney Peete, former NFL quarterback, formed the HollyRod Foundation whose mission is to provide support and resources to those affected by autism and Parkinson's disease. Tickets are on sale now and individual tickets and tables are available. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.  Please contact Jeanne Berube at (650) 259-0160 or For more information visit the Community Gatepath website.

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