Fattoria e Mare is now open at 1095 Rollins Road in Burlingame. The restaurant serves Venetian-focused Italian cuisine with California influences. The location is highly visible right off Highway 101 but has had some turnover in recent years. Most recently, it was Medallion, which featured grass-fed beef. Before that, it was Kuleto’s Trattoria. And old-timers might remember it as the Velvet Turtle back in the day.


Here’s your chance to explore Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve under the cover of night. The park typically closes at dusk but the Friends of Edgewood is hosting three after-dark, exclusive access events this summer. July 26 is stargazing at Inspiration Heights with astronomy professor Darryl Stanford pointing out stars, constellations and satellites. On Aug. 10 watch the sun set and the full moon rise with wine, water and tasty snacks. On Aug. 23, join trained docents for a special night walk and see what interesting night critters you encounters. There are only a few tickets left, so sign up at www.friendsofedgewood.org/events.


San Bruno’s Busy Bakers still has spots left in its Tween Summer Camp from July 21 to July 25. Check out busybakerssupplies.com for more details or call 351-7227.

Also, it is starting a new Buttercream Basics — Beginner Cake Decorating Series for adults on Thursday, Aug. 14. It is a four class series and is $100 for the series.


It is time to start looking around the San Bruno for residents, commercial buildings and group projects that deserve recognition for their curb appeal, landscaping improvements or their low water use and/or drought resistant landscaping. The Beautification Task Force will be reviewing the applications.

Awards will be presented at the Oct. 14 City Council meeting. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, Aug. 29. Go to sanbruno.ca.gov for an application.


Celebrate the City of San Bruno’s 100th year by planting a street tree. You will be notified of the date of planting, given a Centennial Certificate stating your participation in the project and which number of the 100 trees is yours.

If you are interested in participating or need more information please go to sanbruno.ca.gov or contact Councilwoman Irene O’Connell at 589-9985 or email her at ioconnell@sanbruno.ca.gov by July 31.


Burlingame will be showing “Plastic Paradise,” a 57-minute documentary that brings home the reality that plastic never goes away, 7 p.m. Monday, July 14 in the Burlingame Library’s Lane Community Room at 480 Primrose Road. Filmmaker Angela Sun shows the enormous five gyres of plastic waste floating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and sheds light on ways to curb our voracious consumption of plastic. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Beth Terry, author of Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too. Watch the movie trailer at plasticparadisemovie.com.

The Reporters’ Notebook is a weekly collection of facts culled from the notebooks of the Daily Journal staff. It appears in the Friday edition.

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