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Reporters’ notebook
November 15, 2013, 05:00 AM

Eight Burlingame Cub Scouts from Lincoln Elementary School went on an overnight field trip to the Shoreway Environmental Center as part of Rethink Waste’s first “Night@Shoreway” Nov. 8.

The scouts went on a flashlight tour of the Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos where they learned about reduce, reuse, recycle and rot and how to conserve resources. They were able to walk through a transfer station tunnel and the floor of the materials recovery facility where recyclables are processed, according to the release.

The free school group tour program teaches children about environmental sustainability practices through active learning experiences. Participants can see what happens first hand to garbage, recyclables and organics once they are picked up from their homes.

The general public is invited to visit Shoreway during its open house days, held every third Thursday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Shoreway Environmental Center is located at 333 Shoreway Road in San Carlos. For more information visit www.RethinkWaste.org or call (650) 802-3506

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The Corner Bakery Café is celebrating its grand opening on 977 E. Hillsdale Blvd. in Foster City Nov. 18.

The first 100 guests will receive free coffee for a year and a free commemorative mug and 10 lucky winners will receive free grilled paninis for a year.

Owners Buon Hospitality have three other Corner Bakery Cafés in Pleasanton, Pleasant Hill and Palo Alto and plan to open a total of 32 cafes in the greater Bay Area over the next seven years.

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Five Little Monkeys toy store is now open in Burlingame at 1111 Burlingame Ave. To celebrate, Five Little Monkeys hosted a Grand Opening Open House on Thursday, Nov. 14. Festivities included a ribbon cutting with Mayor Ann Keighran, games, a raffle, scavenger hunt, goody bags and more.

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The San Bruno City Council presented a 25-year service award to Ray Perkins of its Cable Television Department.

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The Millbrae Community Television group received the Alliance for Community Media’s Best Documentary Profile Award for “City With a Heart.”

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The South San Francisco City Council formally accepted a donation made to the South San Francisco police and fire departments by Asiana Airlines as appreciation gifts for each agency’s response to the plane crash on July 6.

The items are black lacquer boxes with mother-of-pearl inlay on the top. The boxes are intended to serve as a business card holder on an individual’s desk. Members of both departments initially expressed gratitude for the gifts and attempted to politely decline this donation, but staff was advised a refusal of the donation would be viewed as a cultural insult and a decision was made to accept the donations.

The reporters’ notebook is a weekly collection of facts culled from the notebooks of the Daily Journal staff. It appears in the Thursday edition.

 

 

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