May 24, 2018
Paloma Playground Temporary Closure
Downtown Street Closures June 10
The City is Hiring
Voter Info for June 5 Election
Recycling, Etc.
Rebates for You
Events Around Town
Community Corner
Link to Full City Calendar

palomaPaloma Playground Temporary Closure
May 31 - June 1

Paloma Playground will be closed to complete surfacing repairs on Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1.  The playground will reopen on Saturday, June 2 at 7:00 a.m. Please contact the Parks Department if you have any questions at 650-558-7330.
streetclosureStreet Closures on Sunday, June 10
Downtown Burlingame, near the Main Library

The 15th Annual Ryan Phua Memorial Kids' Bike Ride will be held in Downtown Burlingame near  the Burlingame Main Library on Sunday, June 10. 

The race course will be closed to car traffic from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Parking will also not be allowed on course streets from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In the interest of safety, illegally parked cars will be towed. Please park all vehicles outside the race course the night before. 

hiriingThe City is Hiring

Looking for a summer job? Or a career change? Want to know that what you do matters? Burlingame is hiring! We have summer job openings in the Public Works and Parks & Recreation departments, and full time jobs throughout the City. Come and be part of the awesome team that is the City of Burlingame! Click here to learn more and apply.
voterinfoVoter Information for June 5, 2018 Election

The June 5, 2018 Election is a vote-by-mail election in San Mateo County.

If you are a registered voter in the County, you should have received a ballot in the mail by now. If you haven't, please contact the Elections Office at 650-312-5222 or at

Voters have several different options for submitting votes, including:
  1. Vote on the ballot that was sent to you and drop it in the mail by Election Day. All ballots that are postmarked by Election Day and received by June 8 will be counted. Don't forget to sign the envelope!
  2. Vote on the ballot that was sent to you and drop it in the ballot box in City Hall (501 Primrose Rd.) or at the Library (480 Primrose Rd.), now through Election Day. Both locations will have "I Voted" stickers for you, so just ask.
  3. Vote in person. Currently, the County has four voting centers that are open to all San Mateo County registered voters. Beginning June 2 through Election Day, the County will have 30 voting centers open for all voters. Click here to view the list of voting center locationsHere in Burlingame, a voting center will be open June 2 through June 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Election Day, June 5, from 7:00 am. to 8:00 p.m. in Conference Room A, in Burlingame City Hall at 501 Primrose Rd.
If you are interested in learning more about the candidates and measures on your ballot, two great resources are available:
  1. Click here and then enter your address and birth date for local ballot measures and candidate statements.
  2. Click here for state ballot measures and candidate statements.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact City Clerk Meaghan Hassel-Shearer at 650-558-7203 or at
recyclRecycling Etc.
Your recycling questions answered!
Can wire clothes hangers be recycled in the blue bin?
No, they cannot be recycled, but they may be returned to most dry cleaners.

Can lint go in the compost bin?
No, lint cannot be composted and should go in the garbage. Dryer lint often contains synthetic fibers from fabrics that cannot break down in compost.
Can dog feces go in the compost bin?
No, all animal waste must go in the garbage and cannot be composted due to parasite dangers.

Send your recycling questions to Find past questions and answers here; and an excellent resource for what goes in what bin here.
rebatesRebates for You

Ready to save money this summer? Burlingame residents are eligible for a range of rebates to save energy and water, including:

Efficient toilets: get $100 off purchase
Rain barrels: get $50 off purchase
Sprinkler nozzles: up to 25 free water-efficient sprinkler nozzles (program ends June 30)
Turf replacement: up to $2,000 in rebates available
Home Energy Upgrade: $1,000-$3,000 in rebates for various energy efficiency upgrades
EventsEvents Around Town
Asian American Heritage Month Author Panel:
Elaine Castillo, Kirstin Chen, and Shobha Rao
Tuesday, May 29, 7:00 p.m.
Lane Room, Burlingame Main Library
Celebrate Asian American Heritage Month at the library with a panel reading and discussion with three amazing authors!

Elaine Castillo was born in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley and her first novel, American is Not the Heart, received a Starred Review in Publisher's Weekly.

Kirstin Chen was born and raised in Singapore, but currently resides in San Francisco. Celeste Ng, author of the wildly popular Little Fires Everywhere, described Chen's novel Bury What We Cannot Take as "both an engrossing historical drama and a nuanced exploration of how far the bonds of familial love can stretch."

Shobha Rao moved to the United States from India at the age of seven and currently lives in San Francisco. The Huffington Post described Rao's Girls Burn Brighter as "a treat for Ferrante fans, exploring the bonds of friendship and how female ambition beats against the strictures of poverty and patriarchal societies."
Burlingame Sings... The Beatles' Performers Display Talents 
Saturday, June 2, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Parks and Recreation Center, 850 Burlingame Ave.

Burlingame Parks & Recreation Department's  Burlingame Sings replaced the popular 
Burlingame Idol with a brand-new singing competition. Many talented performers have been preparing to perform their Beatles songs.

Opening the program will be the ever-popular "Burlingame's Glee" singing "Imagine" and "When I'm Sixty-Four".  Other entertainers include Cali and Ethan Weinshel, Kay Kiki Arnaudo, Angelo Ricci, Phil Piserchio, Albert Mughahham and Barbara Atlee, Dick Van Arkel and "The Hitmen".  Reminisce to such classic songs as "I Want To Hold Your Hand", "We Can Work It Out", "Something", "I Saw Her Standing There", "A Long & Winding Road", "Help", "Hey Jude" and many other memorable Beatles hits.
You will also get a chance to hear these performers at "Burlingame On the Avenue" on August 18 and 19, and the Millbrae Art & Wine Fest on September 1.
This entertaining evening is free and open to the public.  There will be catered appetizers and drinks from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $15 and the appetizers will deliciously satisfy young and old. For reservations and more information, please email or call 650-697-6936.
Central County Fire Fighters' Annual Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, June 9, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Central County Fire Station 34, 799 California Dr., Burlingame 

Join the firefighters of Burlingame, Hillsborough, and Millbrae for the  annual pancake breakfast to benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to burn prevention and survivor assistance. 

Tickets are $5 per person - a silent auction and raffle will be provided. We will also have live music by the Green Room Music Spring Concert. This is a fun day for the whole family - we hope to see you there!
CommunityCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
Burlingame Leos Collect Children's Books
Drop off books by Friday, June 1, 2018 at any location below:
Main Office, Burlingame School District, 1825 Trousdale Dr., Burlingame
Main Office, Burlingame High School, 1 Mangini Way, Burlingame
XTRIM Bollywood Fitness, 1770 Beach Park Blvd., Foster City

Members of the Burlingame Leos Club, the teen group affiliated with the Burlingame Lions Club, are collecting children's books to establish a community library in Malawi, Africa. They are asking donors who want to contribute gently used books at the preschool through eighth grade reading level to drop them off at any of the three locations listed above. Books must be received by June 1.
The campaign is part of the African Library Project (ALP), a nonprofit organization that matches schools and organizations throughout the U.S. with African communities to establish libraries. ALP was started in 2005 by a Portola Valley resident after she visited Lesotho on a family vacation and realized that establishing small libraries in Africa would help end the cycle of poverty and illiteracy. For more information, email

ryansrideRyan Phua Memorial Kids' Ride
Sunday, June 10
Event: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Street Closures: 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
NEW LOCATION in front of Burlingame Main Library
Register online:

The 15th Annual Ryan Phua Memorial Kids' Bike Ride, hosted by Peninsula Velo Cycling Club, will be held in downtown Burlingame near the Burlingame Main Library on Sunday, June 10.  

This unique athletic event is designed for children ages 12 and under.  Join hundreds of children, riding like champions, on an enclosed downtown course and p edal to the finish line to thunderous applause.  Raise money for cancer programs in our community by collecting pledges for the LIVE STRONG  Foundation.   Every child is a champion!  All participants receive a medal, goody bag, and a FrütStix frozen pop.

Course marshals will be available during the event in case of emergency. Shops and restaurants are open for business, and course marshals will assist pedestrian traffic at crossings. The parking lot behind Copenhagen Bakery is open and includes handicapped spaces. Access to this lot is at Lorton Ave. Please come and enjoy the events. For more information visit  

View the gallery and  event flyer.
CALL Primrose Fundraising Brunch
Saturday, June 23, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at private home in Hillsborough
Tickets on sale through June 11 or until sold out

Attend this buffet-style brunch and enjoy a brief program featuring San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine and keynote speaker, Jesse Ziff Cool, writer, restauranteur, spokesperson and consultant for eco-conscious food service.  

200 tickets are currently on sale for $100 each and can be purchased online at Proceeds from the brunch will benefit CALL Primrose's efforts to address the issues of hunger and food insecurity within our community.  Learn more about the event at

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