In this edition:                                 September 15, 2016

Community Meeting on Dog Park
Events Around Town
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dogparkCommunity Meeting
Possibility of fenced-in, off leash dog park at Skyline and Hwy 280

Over the last year, CalFire and California Conservation Corps have been doing a fuel reduction to the 3 acre parcel on the corner of Skyline and Hwy 280, at the Trousdale exit. 
The Burlingame Dog Park Task Force and the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Commission has asked the Parks and Recreation Department to hold a community meeting to obtain feedback on the possibility of creating a fenced-in, off leash area on that parcel. 
The community meeting will be held on Thursday, October 6 at 6:00 p.m. at the Burlingame Recreation Center.  At the meeting, renderings of the proposal will be available and the Landscape Architect will be on hand to answer additional questions. 
If you are unable to attend the meeting, but would like to provide feedback or be sent more information, please do not hesitate to contact Nicole at .
EventsEvents Around Town
Burlingame's 2016 Bayfront Cleanup
Saturday, September 17 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Meet at Embassy Suites Hotel, 150 Anza Blvd. along Bayfront Trail

Turn the tide on trash! On Saturday, September 17, Burlingame is holding a cleanup in conjunction with the statewide Coastal Cleanup Day and International Coastal Cleanup Day. Join community members from 9am to noon to clean up the SF Bay shoreline along the Burlingame Bayfront Trail. Meet behind the Embassy Suites Hotel (150 Anza Blvd.) at the Peninsula Fishing Pier. Remember to bring your gloves and water bottle! Groups are encouraged to bring filled-out forms to streamline registration on the day of the event. Visit for more information. Please email or call (650) 826-1554 if you have any questions.
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Beautification Award Presentation to Mondi Salon
Monday, September 19 City Council Meeting
Council Chambers, 501 Primrose Road

The Burlingame Beautification Commission has selected the landscape of Mondi Hair Salon at 1205 Howard Avenue as the winner of the 2016 Business Landscape Award. The award will be presented at the Burlingame City Council meeting on September 19.
Mondi Salon was chosen because the property is beautifully landscaped and contributes to the enjoyment of all who pass by the salon. As one Beautification Commissioner noted, "you have made a very inviting feel our of a small space". Another Beautification Commissioner appreciates that the property has been well maintained throughout the year. This award also recognizes the work of local landscape designer, Sarah Small of Small Brown Landscape Architects, Burlingame. Mondi Salon will receive an award plaque and an original watercolor created by local artist, Dale Perkins of the landscaping of the business.
Anyone wishing to nominate a local business for this Award for the coming year is encouraged to contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (650) 558-7330. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2017.
Thursday,  September 22 at dusk
Washington Park

Come see Grease, the first of film of this season's Throwback Thursday Movie Series - a traveling movie series in various Burlingame Parks.

If you are looking for a new date night idea or an evening out with friends, the Throwback Thursdays series will be your chance to enjoy a fun night out in Burlingame. We will be bringing back movies on our beautiful, outdoor, 30 foot, inflatable screen.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information about the outdoor movie event series, contact Nicole Rath of the Burlingame Recreation Department at (650) 558.7308 or . 

First Annual Fall Festival
Sunday, October 30 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
on Howard Avenue

Save the date! Downtown Burlingame's First Annual Fall Festival will take place Sunday, October 30th on Howard Avenue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event will include live music, a petting zoo, food trucks and a beer garden. Admission is free!
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(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
What's Your Big Idea?
Saturday, September 17 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Library

Local residents, students and community groups are invited to share ideas for making Burlingame more sustainable at "What's Your Big idea?", a community brainstorming session. Free refreshments will be served.
Thanks to Burlingame's enthusiastic participation in Energy Upgrade California's CoolCalifornia Challenge, the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame is prepared to underwrite expenses of up to $5,000 to the best suggestions for sustainability projects in Burlingame.
What's your big idea for making Burlingame more sustainable? Come to the meeting and speak up! For more information, visit or email
Community Energy Workshop
Wednesday, September 21 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Public Library

Solar energy, electric vehicles, and home upgrades! Come to Burlingame's Community Energy Workshop and learn more about these energy programs and ways to save on your electricity bills.

The workshop will focus on Peninsula Clean Energy, Bay Area SunShares, and Home Upgrade - all exciting programs to reduce and improve our energy use.

Please RSVP here. More event information here.
Burlingame Pet Parade
Saturday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m.
on Broadway

Hundreds of marchers and their pets dressed in wild and crazy costumes are expected for this year's Burlingame Pet Parade. Anyone who wishes to march in the parade must come by 9:30 a.m. to the parking lot on Chula Vista near Broadway. Admission is free.
Local schools are invited to compete for cash prizes in the "Best School Float" contest in the 2016 All public and private schools in San Mateo County that serve students from kindergarten through grade 12 are eligible. The winning school will receive a check for $400 and the second-place winner will receive $200 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.
Every participant will receive a souvenir ribbon. Fancy ribbons will be awarded for the Best Pet Trick; Most Unusual Pet; Best Dressed Pet; and Most Original Float, Group or Wagon (non-school category). The Grand Prize winner will receive a special prize. Judging takes place immediately after the parade at Broadway and Capuchino Avenue.
A "float" can be as simple as a decorated bicycle, wagon or kiddie car. Only non-motorized floats are eligible and each float must include at least one pet. 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, visit
Access to Capital & Lender's Fair
Wednesday, September 28 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
College of San Mateo, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., College Center Bldg. 10, Bayview Dining Room
San Mateo

One of the most difficult challenges for businesses is to acquire sufficient capital for everyday business operations. If you are looking for opportunities to network with other businesses or are seeking investors, come attend the Access to Capital & Lender's Fair.

The fair will include the opportunity to hear from an expert panel, to discover new resources, and build connections with other businesses and investors. For more information or to register, click here.
Musical Variety Show
Saturday, October 8. Two shows. 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
1500 Easton Dr., Burlingame
The Fault Line A Cappella Chorus presents an exciting musical variety show, 'Give My Regards To Broadway.' Appearing will be the Fault Line A Cappella Chorus, The Bloody Scupper Plunder Club, soloists, and barbershop quartets.  It will be fun for the whole family!
For more info and to get your tickets, visit

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