Brendan Aiello

Sawyer Camp Trail in San Mateo County

Crystal Springs Reservoir in San Mateo, CA

Hey Folks,

Recently doctor”s orders required me to start exercising more. Although, I live in a beautiful neighborhood (San Mateo Park) to can walk/run/bike in, I wanted the ability to better track how far I am running, walking and bicycling. I also wanted a change of scenery.

I decided to give Sawyer Camp Trail a try, as I hadn”t been there in over 15 years. For convienence, I start at the entrance in San Mateo on at the top of Cystal Springs Road.

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Brendan Aiello

2009 San Mateo Central Park Music Series


In my “Events in June” Blog post I announced the first of the 2009 San Mateo Central Park Music Series Concerts, better known as Music in the Park. I attended most of the concerts last year and the first one for this year, last Thursday (and will be each Thursday from now until the beginning of August). The event was a huge success with easily a thousand attendees. I had a great time with my mom and girlfriend as we listened to funk/disco/80″s music by Disco Funk Crutch. The music and atmosphere was great for people of all ages and backgrounds. Kids rushed the dance floor as the first note was played while parents watched from the side, people socialized with their neighboring concert-goers, foodies shared the best menu items from each booth, and so on.

The food booths were great and operated by such vendors as Astaria Restaurant, Pizza-My-Heart, Pasta Primavera, The Melting Pot, Rave Burger, 3 Bees Coffee, and Pasta Pasta. My family enjoyed some food we brought from home as well as two awesome sandwiches from Astaria”s booth!

Another cool feature was instead online slots of just having garbage cans they had “waste stations” where a volunteer from ReThink Waste would tell you how to properly throw away your trash to reduce waste. I never knew how many things were compostable and according to our nearest ReThink waste volunteer Allied Waste will be no longer our garbage provider in 2010 and a new company will be taking over that will allow us to throw paper items into our green landscape waste boxes which will be composted! (Click Here For More Recycling Information At This Event)

For more information on the San Mateo Central Park Music Series (including the Band-Line Up and Concert Dates), Please Visit Their Official Website!

Brendan Aiello

San Mateo, Burlingame, & Hillsborough Events in June!

When: June 14th, 2009

What: Burlingame”s Art in The Park Festival (39th Annual Art in The Park Festival features over 120 Artists, Musicians and other vendors from all over California.

Where: Washington Park in Burlingame

How Much: Admission is FREE!


When: June 18th, 2009

What: The Start of San Mateo Central Park Music Series (Great Music in The Park Bands Everyweek from Different Genres – Always a great time!)

Where: San Mateo”s Central Park

How Much: Admission pokies online is FREE!


When: June 28th, 2009

What: San Mateo Wine Walk (Walk down the streets of Downtown San Mateo while sipping premium wines, enjoy two stages of entertainment, and taste apptizers from various local resturants)

Where: Downtown San Mateo

How Much: Admission is FREE!

Brendan Aiello

May Events in Hillsborough, San Mateo, & Burlingame

With the good weather comes great events! Here are 4 great, not to be missed events in the San Mateo/Burlingame/Hillsborough Area: 

Hillsborough Concours D’Elegance:
Date: Sunday, May 3rd 2009
Time: 10am-4pm
Admission: Advance $30 (adult) / $35 at Gate
Hosted By: Hillsborough School Foundation
Location: Hillsborough’s North School; 545 Eucalyptus Avenue Hillsborough, CA 94010

Hillsborough/San Mateo Park Kitchen Tour:
Date: Friday, May 15th 2009
Time: 10am-3pm
Admission: $35 Advance/ $40 Day of (Tickets Can be Purchased At Pottery Barn on Burlingame Avenue)
Hosted By: Community Service League
Location: 5 Houses in San Mateo Park and/or Hillsborough

2nd Annual Day on the Green in Washington Park:
Date: Saturday, May 16th 2009
Time: 12pm/Noon to 7pm
Admission: FREE
Hosted By: City Of Burlingame
Location: Washington Park; 850 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame CA 94010

2nd Annual Burlingame Green Street Fair:
Date: Sunday, May 17th 2009
Time: 9am-3pm
Admission: FREE
Location: Burlingame Avenue Area/Blockbuster & City Parking Lot

Brendan Aiello

Map of the Other Mariners Isle Neighborhood!

Here is a map of the “Other Mariner’s Isle” or “Other Mariner’s Island” Neighborhood, this area is commonly refered to as “Mariner’s Island” located in San Mateo, CA 94403

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* This is a rough sketch of the area and should be confirmed by a professional.