Info Menlo Park, section 1
The Almanac's Info Menlo Park 2011-2012 special publication (section 1).
A local resource guide published by the Almanac 2011-12 arts & entertainment | outdoors & recreation | kids' stuff | education our community | public officials | www.thealmanaconline.com message access Go to pamf.org Learn more about the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Enroll in My Health Online Download the free MyChart health app Sutter Health's online patient services are powered by MyChart, licensed from Epic Systems Corporation, � 1998 to 2009. Patent pending. Successfully Representing Sellers & Buyers for over 25 years Woodside � Menlo Park Portola Valley � Atherton � Palo Alto Los Altos Hills � Redwood City � Los Altos SEAN FOLEY YOUR ADVOCATE IN EVERY TRANSACTION! Homes, Estates & Investment Properties Direct: 650-329-6631 | Cell: 650-207-6005 firstname.lastname@example.org WELCOME TO INFO MENLO PARK Woodside canine Chester explores his front yard. Editor's note Welcome to the 15th annual INFO Menlo resource guide, published by The Almanac. Within these pages is a wealth of helpful information on everything from schools to parks to how to contact public officials. Want to know where to see live theater, play a game of badminton, take a hike or send your preschooler? It's all inside. This book covers four municipalities: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Woodside. Each city and town section provides contact information for police, fire, libraries, building inspectors and more. Sections include the arts, community services, outdoors and recreation, activities for children, schools and government services. Much more information is available online, at www.AlmanacNews.com under "Community resources." Extensive information online is also available about our surrounding communities, including Stanford, Palo Alto and Mountain View. Danny Youstra sits on his father Bill's shoulders to get a good view of the Flight Night Electric Airshow held at Portola Valley Town Center. Photos by Michelle Le Our cover photo this year -- Abby Jorgensen giving her horse a smooch after riding practice at The Horse Park in Woodside -- was shot by Almanac Photographer Michelle Le. If you have suggestions for next year's INFO Menlo, please send email to kkane@ paweekly.com or editor@AlmanacNews.com. Karla Kane Editor, INFO Menlo Sharvil Kekre studies his next move during the Bay Area Chess Tournament, held at Encinal Elementary School. Inside By the Numbers ...............................................8 Arts & Entertainment ................................. 13 Outdoors & Recreation .............................. 19 Kids' Stuff ........................................................23 Education ........................................................ 27 Our Community............................................ 37 City & Towns ..................................................44 Public Officials............................................... 51 More City and Town map ..................................... 45 Index ................................................................. 53 4 BEAUTIFUL NOT TYPICAL Visit any one of our four Bay Area yards to see variety and inventory that remains unmatched in Northern California. 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In Sereno Group Real Estate, they have found a perfect match for their d dedication to service to their clients and to the community they know so well. Friends and c clients are invited to call or come by the office to see how this great team got even better. We were very pleased .... -- Jay and Liana Boyarsky I wouldn't use anyone else. -- Ray Bacchetti L LEANNAH HUNT DRE# 01009791 Over 25 years experience as a Realtor. SRES Certified (Specialist in services for Seniors). Past President, Silicon Valley Association of Realtors. Award-winning performance. LAUREL HUNT ROBINSON eannah Hunt aurel Hunt Robinson DRE# 01747147 Born, raised, and lives in Palo Alto. Mother of twin boys ... Laurel understands needs of young families. Internet Marketing Specialist. LEANNAH HUNT & LAUREL HUNT ROBINSON (650) 475.2030 www.LeannahandLaurel.com email@example.com PALO ALTO 6 firstname.lastname@example.org LOS ALTOS LOS ALTOS HILLS MENLO PARK ATHERTON PORTOLA VALLEY WOODSIDE MT. VIEW REDWOOD CITY ... AND THE ENTIRE MID-PENINSULA C EN T ER S O F E XC EL L EN C E Stanford Cancer Institute Heart Center Neurosciences Orthopaedics Surgical Services Transplantation THE RIGHT CARE When it matters the most. Providing the right care, at the right time, in the right setting, by the right team is at the heart of our commitment to every patient at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Stanford Hospital & Clinics is known worldwide for advanced patient care--providing specialized treatment in cancer, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopaedics, surgical services, and transplant therapy. Comprehensive care that's focused on your individual needs. To find a physician, visit: stanfordhospital.org FAC TS AND STATISTICS ABOUT ATHERTON, MENLO PARK , PORTOL A VALLEY AND WOODSIDE People Population (2010): 32,026 Population (2000): 30,785 Population (1990): 28,040 Population (1980): 26,438 Racial/ethnic breakdown (2010) White: 70.2% Black: 4.8% Hispanic/Latino: 18.4% Asian/Pacific Islander: 1.4% American Indian/Alaska native: 0.5% Multiracial: 4.5% Housing Households (2010): 1,689 Persons per household (2010): 2.57 Single-family housing (2010): 74% Median home selling price (through June 2011): $1,750,000 Median home selling price (2005): $1,927,000 Education and income Adults with bachelor's degree or higher (2010): 87% Mean household income: $206,250 Woodside Housing Town facts Incorporated: November 16, 1956 2011-12 town operating budget: $5.46 million Town employees: 20 full-time employees and four part time employees Police employees: By contract with San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. ZIP code: 94062 Households (2010): 13,085 Persons per household (2010): 2.53 Single-family housing (2010): 61.3% Median home selling price (through June 2011): $1,200,000 Median home selling price (2005): $1,270,000 Median condominium/townhouse selling price (through June 2011): $665,000 Photo by Michelle Le Winemaker Michael Martella, center, manages the production process while Kaylan Sellingsloh fills a barrel full of wine at Fogarty Winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. People Education and income Adults with bachelor's degree or higher (2005): 68.1% Population (2010): 5,486 Population (2000): 5,352 Population (1990): 5,035 Population (1980): 5,291 Atherton Town facts Incorporated: Sept. 12, 1923 2011-12 town operating and capital improvements budget: $11.6 million Police employees: 22.75 ZIP code: 94027 Housing Households (2005-09): 2,479 Persons per household (2005-09): 2.94 Single-family housing (2000): 99% Median home selling price (through June 2011): $3,200,000 Median home selling price (2005): $3,012,500 Median household income (2005): $107,261 Portola Valley Town facts Incorporated: July 14, 1964 2011-12 town operating budget: $3.86 million Town employees: 13 full-time; 2 part-time Police: By contract with San Mateo County Sheriff's Office ZIP code: 94028 Racial/ethnic breakdown (2005-09): White: 90% Asian/Pacific Islander: 5% Hispanic: 7 % Multiracial: 3% People Population (2010): 6,914 Population (2000): 7,194 Population (1990): 7,163 Population (1980): 7,797 Racial/ethnic breakdown (2010):* White: 80.4% Asian/Pacific Islander: 13.8% Hispanic: 3.9% Black: 1.1% American Indian: 0.2% Other/mixed: .45% *Bay Area Census Median condominium/townhouse selling price (through June 2011): $545,000 Housing Households (2010): 1,914 Persons per household (2010): 3.29 Education and income Adults with bachelor's degree or higher (2005-09): 81% Adults with bachelor's degree or higher (2000): 76.2% Median household income (2005-09): $185,000 People Population (2010): 4,348 Population (2000): 4,462 Population (1990): 4,194 Population (1980): 3,939 Racial/ethnic breakdown (2005-09): White: 88.5% Asian/Pacific Islander: 4% Hispanic: 4% Multiracial: 7.2% Single-family housing (2010): 74.6% Median home selling price (through June 2011): $1,600,000 Median home selling price (2005): $2,065,000 Education and income Adults with bachelor's degree or higher (2010): 74% Median household income: $214,300 Menlo Park City facts Incorporated: Nov. 23, 1927 2011-2012 general fund budget: $37.4 million (preliminary) City employees: 239 full-time equivalents Sworn police officers: 36 ZIP code: 94025 (Sources: Bureau of Census, town & city halls, Association of Bay Area Governments, California State Department of Finance. Housing prices from the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors.) 8 Wall Street Journal's Top 50 Agents Top 1% Internationally - coldwell banker #1 Market Share in Menlo Park View all homes listed and sold by Keri on www.kerinicholas.com 650.329.6654 office | 650.533.7373 mobile | email@example.com dre: #01198898 ith more than $1 billion in residential real estate transactions, Bonnie Biorn achieves results that speak for themselves. But it's the extra personal efforts, her intimate knowledge of the pulse of the market, and her extensive networking that has shaped her reputation in high-end residential sales. Bonnie builds her business around her clients' objectives � making her personalized service a direct reflection of the families and individuals she serves in the Bay area's most desirable neighborhoods. Her client's interests are always of the highest priority and regard. With a unique marketing strategy for every transaction, Bonnie and her team provide a distinct advantage in the robust, highly competitive markets of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Visit Bonnie's website at www.BonnieBiorn.com to view all of her listings and for more information on the local real estate market. W I have represented Buyers and Sellers in over $20+ million in sales in the first half of 2011. For prompt, quick results, please give me a call today. (650) 888-0846. Bonnie Biorn Bonnie.Biorn@cbnorcal.com BonnieBiorn.com DRE#01085834 (650) 888-0846 Coldwell Banker Karin Riley...for all your real estate needs! Olive Hill Ln, Woodside SOLD! Private Woodside Retreat Represented Seller I have lived on the Peninsula for most of my life, and I love our Community here. I was raised in Atherton, spent several years in San Carlos and currently reside in Menlo Park with my husband and two children. My passion for real estate comes from the experiences my mother, Kris Klint, had during her 25 years in the business. Her compassion and personal touch with each of her clients made me want to follow in her footsteps. Her guidance has been invaluable to me during my last six years in real estate. As I continue in this industry, I hope to build on the business that she successfully started. I am looking forward to helping you find the home of your dreams! Westfield Dr, MenloPark SOLD! Central Menlo Charm Represented Seller Karin Riley Realtor ADDITIONAL SALES: Gilbert Ave, Menlo Park ~ Represented Buyer Manzanita Ave, Menlo Park ~ Represented Buyer Tum Suden Way, Woodside ~ Represented Buyer (650) 465-6210 firstname.lastname@example.org DRE# 01725481 � 11 Facial Plastic Surgeon Now offering Ulthera The only FDAapproved ultrasound device for skin tightening and lifting DANCE, MUSIC, Art Galleries Anderson Collection in Menlo Park One of the most outstanding private collections of 20th-century art in the United States. Major post-war movements represented include Color Field Painting, California Funk Art, Bay Area Figurative Art and Contemporary Abstract Painting. Public monthly tours on the third Thursday of the month at noon. No tours in July, August, December and January. Free. Advance reservations required. Music at Kohl Mansion Drive, Burlingame. Chamber music concert series October through early May in the each concert. Free and low-cost Family and Childrens concerts in community venues. Music at Menlo Atherton. Chamber music festival from mid-July to early August. Includes worldclass roster of musicians, chamber music institute for talented young musicians and Encounters series of leading musicologists. Master Community Calendar You can get timely information on arts and entertainment or submit a listing at www. PaloAltoOnline.com. Click on Master Community Calendar. Portola Art Gallery at Allied Arts Guild Music in the Redwoods ensembles perform a wide variety of concerts in front of a dramatic backdrop Presbyterian Church. The series runs from September-June. Ralston Concert Series Notre Dame Redwood City Art Center artists, including paintings and fine art jewelry. Classes for children and teens as well as adults. Scholarships available. Outreach programs to schools and the community. Nonprofit groups display their Belmont. A varied series of professional musical and stage performances including popular, jazz and classical music and opera. Performances are held in the seniors. Menlo Park Summer Concert Series Fremont Park, corner of Santa Cruz Avenue and University Drive, Menlo Park. Twilight Stanford Art Spaces G. Allen (C.I.S.), Stanford University. One of the largest galleries in the Bay Area. Exhibitions change every two months, Stanford Lively Arts performances annually of classical and world music, jazz, dance, theater and spoken word by world-famous artists and newcomers, with a focus on innovation. Most performances held in Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Memorial Auditorium or Memorial Church on Stanford campus. and contemporary jazz to Caribbean rhythms and folk singing. Bring a blanket p.m. June-August. nature and conservation. It has featured such writers and activists as Jane Goodall Stanford Jazz Festival Stanford. Each summer the Stanford Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery student, faculty and other artists works. on weekdays and all day on weekends. Stanford Music Department Mall, Stanford. Concerts and recitals, with student, faculty and guest artists in The Knoll or Dinkelspiel Auditorium. education programs for all ages and the annual Stanford Jazz Festival. The festival runs June-August presenting more than jazz styles. Some free events are held for kids and families. Activities are held at USGS Lecture Series Park. Free lectures at U.S. Geological Survey usually on the last Thursday of the month, holidays permitting. Topics include all facets of earth science. Woodside High School's Dance Team performs during the first annual Bay Area Dance Off in Redwood City. Lectures Peninsula Open Space Trust's Wallace Stegner Lecture Series Concert series Arts at St. Bede's Menlo Park. Monthly concerts, plays, exhibits and speakers to nourish the soul, September-June. Community invited. Summer concert series Filoli Jazz Series Summer through early fall, outdoor jazz concerts on the garden stage. Stanford Shopping Center Summer Jazz Concert Series Center, Palo Alto. Free summer evening jazz concerts produced by SF Jazz are held on Thursday nights at the Clock Tower Plaza at Stanford Shopping Center. Ten-week series begins in June and ends in Movies Always check out Palo Alto Online for the most current movie times and information, including reviews and movie trailers. Now with Movie Screener, the fast and easy way to get information about movies. 13 i Menlo Century 20 Downtown Redwood City Movie multiplex showing mainstream new releases. open houses. Rodin Sculpture Garden adjacent to the Cantor Arts Center at Guild Two blocks south of Santa Cruz Avenue. Foreign and independent art films. Stanford Theatre house showing the classics, including of programs are available at the theater. meet in the Cantor Arts Center lobby. Tours of other campus sculptures take place on the first Sunday of every month at 2 p.m. San Mateo County History Museum Museums and collections Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University the association operates three museums, classes for children and adults, monthly programs and historical demonstrations. It also publishes a twice-yearly journal, a monthly newsletter and informational and extensive European and American drawings, prints and photographs. Admission free. The center also has a you may want to view Stanfords outdoor "Carpaccio has survived the vagaries of the restaurant business for over two decades by serving what its devoted customers want. There is familiarity to the surroundings, the menu, and the service. In these uncertain times, what could be more welcoming?" -- Palo Alto Weekly and the New Guinea Sculpture Garden. Free docent tours of contemporary sculptures, including works by Miro and Sanchez Adobe Pacifica. Operated by the San Mateo Hiller Aviation Museum Aircraft on display tell stories about past, future of aviation. Educational videos, interactive displays, museum library and most significant historical buildings. educational programs available by Stanford Outdoor Art Tours Cantor Arts Center, corner of Museum Drive Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace collection of more than 70 sculptures. first Sunday of each month at 2 p.m., where The Oval meets Serra Street. Tour lasts about one-and-a-half hours and explores the Stanford campus and many 20th-century sculptures in the quad and south campus area. Other tours inside and outside the museum, art and architecture of Memorial Church and special temporary exhibit tours. Free. Lathrop House City. Carpenter (steamboat) Gothic Stanford Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden Memorial Exhibit Pavilion, adjacent to Almanac Readers' Choice Voted year after year Open for lunch Monday to Friday Open for dinner Monday to Sunday Association. Changing displays in the carved wood and stone relief sculptures by volunteers. Admission by donation. New Guinea can be found among the trees. 1120 Crane Street 14 Menlo Park 650.322.1211 w w w.carp accio s.com i Menlo Woodside Community Museum the restored Mathisen Family farmhouse, original house was completed the day space is used for changing displays, and free-spirited improv bunch, featuring no sheet music, one annual rehearsal, classic sing-along tunes, unmatched camaraderie, goofball costuming and beer cart has enlivened scores of Bay Area events. Newbies welcome, from tambourine to tuba. Woodside Store hands-on displays and an educational slide show available to pre-arranged groups. Free admission. Tours available. Magnificat Francisco. This vocal and instrumental ensemble performs works from the early Baroque period at venues throughout Local personality Tyler MacNiven hosts the first annual Bay Area Dance Off. In the background, Woodside High School's Gino Thomas and Natalie Harris chat prior to the show. the performances. Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra Music Barbershop Harmony Society, Peninsulaires Mens Chorus showcasing local soloists of international literature, from a cappella works to major choral-orchestral masterpieces of all eras. The chorale consists of more than 70 auditioned volunteer and professional singers. year. are welcome to listen or to audition. chorus sings four-part a cappella music Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Award-winning youth orchestra has been performing locally for more than Menlo Park Chorus Menlo Park. Sponsored by Menlo Park Masterworks Chorale and Orchestra Los Trancos Woods Community Marching Band presents a broad range of choral welcomes new singers; performs at local churches or the library throughout the One of the few youth groups in the nation devoted exclusively to chamber music. The season runs from Sept-June and features world-renowned soloists Breakfast Lunch A Relaxing Afternoon Apertivo Dinner ART GALLERY COFFEEHOUSE Live Music Thank you Almanac and Weekly readers for voting for us! 2011 Best Casual Dining Best Outdoor dining Best Dessert Best Solo dining - Hall of Fame Best Live Music Best Place to Meet People Best Independent Coffee/Tea House 2011 Cafe Borrone is a family-run, European-style cafe in Menlo Park. We provide a wide selection of food in a friendly, energetic atmosphere. Our guests can choose between sitting indoors and viewing our latest art exhibit or outdoors by our landmark fountain. Sun-Mon 7am - 5pm, Tues-Sat 7am - 11pm 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, tel: 650.327.0830 www.CafeBorrone.com 15 i Menlo CuriOdyssey (formerly Coyote Point Museum) activities for the whole family including hands-on, interactive displays, outdoor wildlife habitats and a walk-through of animals. Daily river otter and fox Woodside High School sophmore Traci Tolles adjusts her hat in the dressing room with fellow dancers prior to their performance at the Fox Theater. Djerassi Resident Artists Program the program hosts national and international artists for month-long residencies. The property is home to a collection of dramatic outdoor SLAC National Accelerator Lab include an overview of particle physics the giant detectors required to observe subatomic particles, and a peek at its building. Free tours on the third Friday Advanced reservations are required. Stanford University Campus Galvez St., Stanford. Free one-hour student guide exploring the highlights of Stanfords beautiful campus. A great introduction for first-time visitors and Center and are free for groups of nine and popular lecture series. Annual Most performances are at Canada College Main Theatre. Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden Schola Cantorum house, built for Edwin Percy Gamble, son of Procter & Gamble founder. Selfguided tours free to public. Formal, woodland and demonstration gardens. Admission is free. Docent tours for groups of eight or more by reservation. reservations. Private tours and golf cart tours can be arranged for a fee. See also Museums and collections section for information on Cantor Arts Center, Peninsula Cantare San Carlos. Midpeninsula-based auditioned chorus that performances of choral masterpieces at various Peninsula venues plus workshops, sing-along programs and community performances for adults and teens. Services) Directed by Janice Gunderson. Stanford University Hoover Tower is one of three buildings that make up study of 20th-century war, revolution Filoli Midpeninsula. Informal tours, $2 adults, acres of European-inspired gardens. Filoli is open from early February through October, except for the annual week-long holiday event scheduled for the week following Thanksgiving. advance reservation only. Self-guided tours, which do not require reservation, U.S. Geological Survey Menlo Center tours reservation only presentations on earthquakes, hazards mapping, and historic topographic maps and aerial photography. Group Hanna House Stanford campus. Docent-led tours home, based on hexagonal module. group tours Woodside Store as a country store, it also served as a with a valid Stanford ID, faculty and p.m.; closed during the first week of class, finals, academic breaks and holidays Peninsula Symphony Opera San Mateo Performing Arts Center, the Flint Center in Cupertino. Also performs Symphonic Chorus, and brings a free outdoor Pops concert every June. Stanford Savoyards Stanford. Stanford community Gilbert & Sullivan operetta performances twice a year, fall and spring, in Dinkelspiel Auditorium on the Stanford campus. Peninsula Women's Chorus P.O. Box specializing in serious music from the Medieval through contemporary periods. Concert seasons are December and May, with several performances in the Palo Alto area. Experienced singers are welcome to audition. West Bay Opera own opera company performs at the October-May. Season subscriptions and tickets for individual performances are Ragazzi Boys Chorus 20 N. San Mateo Places to tour Allied Arts Guild Park. A favorite spot for visitors, Allied Arts has Spanish Colonial-style buildings in a garden setting with fountains and flower-lined walkways, studio artists, paintings, pottery, sculpture and woodwork, all in a beautiful garden May and September and provides musical training to boys who love to sing. Concerts are mostly on the Peninsula. Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve (Stanford University) of biological field station. Tour season hands-on displays and an educational slide show available to pre-arranged groups. Free admission. It is operated Redwood Symphony scheduled on an individual basis. innovative programming; established 16 i Menlo Theater Ca�ada College Theatre Arts Dept. runs fall through spring and includes a variety of productions held in the Flex and College campus. Casting open to all-actors must enroll in the production course. - Stanford Savoyards community Gilbert & Sullivan operetta performances twice a year, fall and spring, in Dinkelspiel Auditorium on the Stanford campus. Seniors: Help is just a phone call away! Stanford University Department of Drama Hillbarn Theatre Foster City. Community production Dramas, musicals and comedy; six of Drama presents many student productions throughout the year, usually at Pigott Theater and The Nitery in the Old Union at Stanford. Also, three times a year. Summer Theater Institute puts on a production during the summer. Home safety checkup Emergency preparedness review Legal referrals Medical advocacy 24/7 support for every need Network of trusted vendors Transportation assistance Reassuring check-in calls before show time Palo Alto Children's Theatre theater by and for children in the United backstage and onstage opportunities and college summer stock program, school-year season performances. TheatreWorks Nationally acclaimed theater of Silicon Kelley. Presents dramas, comedies and musicals year-round at the Mountain Your life, your way, in your home stheatre For peace of mind, call (650) 289-5405 or visit us online at AvenidasVillage.org. 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Located at Huddart County Park, 1867 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside. Field-archery club meets for tournaments the second Sunday of each month. Informal archery range open to the public daily from 8 a.m.-dusk. Practice range to 100 yards. Roving field range with 28 paper targets. No reservations needed. $60 yearly household membership. Old La Honda Road road is the easiest and most peaceful way to climb to Skyline or ride to the coast. Access is from Portola Road, less than a mile after it climbing 1,700 feet. Descending the road is Hwy. 84 instead. Page Mill Road- Kings Mountain By far the most strenuous climb around, Page Mill Road twists and turns 7 miles from the valley on a hot day. From 1900 Park Blvd., Palo Alto, 47 minutes. Woodside-Portola Valley Loop route heads southwest from I-280 along Sand Hill Road and a right at Manzanita Photos by Michelle Le Badminton Royal Badminton Academy 190 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park. Geared for every level of play from novices to Olympic hopefuls, GGBC offers lessons taught by championship-level professionals, summer camps, private and group lessons. Monthly and annual memberships, drop-in, prepaid and court rentals available. and weave through until a right on Kings Arrillaga Family Gym 600 Alma St., Menlo Park. Four courts are available for badminton and one court for volleyball. Drop-in on your own racquet and birdies. Gym shoes required. Serra Boulevard until it meets up with Sand Hill Road. Road that turns into Woodside Road and finally into Portola Road. On the final legs of the trip take a left on Alpine Road that Meredith Loughlin rides her horse Pilgrim at the Horse Park at Woodside. Bike rental Menlo Velo Bicycles Menlo Park. Mountain bikes and road bikes for rent. Open Monday-Wednesday, Friday (April-September). loop.html Camping Huddart County Park 1100 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside. Group campsites only, open May-September, by reservation. Picnic of hiking and horse trails (no bikes allowed), Road and Hwy. 84 junction. Hiking, biking, steelhead trout spawning stream. Size: 8,020 acres. tions Portola Redwoods State Park 9000 Portola turn onto Portola State Park Road. Portola Golf (private courses) Stanford Golf Course Blvd., Stanford. Open to Stanford Alumni Association members, students and faculty of Stanford University and their accompanied guests. Fees vary depending on membership. Driving range hours vary by season. Open to public. 4461 for driving range Biking Ca�ada Road (pronounced "Kan-ya-da") parallels I-280 92, past such scenic attractions as the Filoli lanes accommodate riders for the entire length. On most Sundays the road is closed Road to Hwy. 92, creating an ideal refuge for cyclists and in-line skaters. Sunday Info Line htm Kings Mountain Road Beginning out of Woodside, Kings Mountain Road provides a miles long with numerous switchbacks and compared to the weekdays, but the scenery is always worth it. kingsmountain.html per day. Huddart Park is open daily at 8 a.m. year round. Closing time varies by month. tions Memorial County Park Road and Hwy. 84 junction. Picnic and campgrounds set in a redwood forest. per campsite by reservation only. Day use free with permit. Family and youth group camping, naturalist program and museum. Family and group picnic area. Open daily at 8 a.m. Closing time varies by month. Size: 499 acres. 4021 for camping reservations and horse camp availability and reservations. Pescadero Creek Park Day parking $10. Senior days are $9. Open 6 a.m. to sunset. Golf (public courses) Emerald Hills Redwood City. Nine hole, par three. Practice range, putting and chipping greens. Snack shop and patio. Open sunrise to sunset holidays $16. Reservations available. Creek reservations Sam McDonald County Park Road and Hwy. 84 junction. Family picnic Brook Horse camp for families, groups or individuals who camp with their horses. No acres. Horseback Riding California Riding Academy 100 Ansel and cowboy summer camps, boarding and 19 i Menlo and ponies available for lease. Specializes in jumping and new this year reining instructions. Birthday parties. J. L. Dixon Stable 190 Park Lane, Atherton. Saddle seat, hunt seat and driving lessons. Private and semi-private lessons. Peninsula Carriage Driving Club P.O. Box 620448, Woodside. For people interested in Webb Ranch 2720 Alpine Road, Menlo Park. lessons, spring and summer camps, trail rides and boarding. Horsemanship badges for Girl Scouts available. Glenoaks Equestrian Center Alpine Road, Portola Valley. A full-service equestrian facility providing boarding, training and riding lessons for riders of all on your own horse, a lease horse or one of Glenoaks' lesson horses and ponies. Home of Isola Stables, an award-winning A-Show jumper barn. One week summer camps available. Kramer Training Park. Lesson program for all ages. Lessons can include grooming, saddling, tacking up, tacking down and other basics of horse their own horses. annual combined driving event, play days, driving clinics and pleasure drives. Misty Ridge Farm 1600 Arastradero Road, lessons for children and adults, beginners through advanced stressing the welfare of both horse and rider. Includes horse care and safe handling. Horses available for lease, show and practice rides. San Mateo County Horsemen's Association P.O. Box 620092, Woodside. Learn more about horses, equestrian events and issues important to the equestrian community. Woodside Junior Riders riding and horsemanship for children ages 6-16 who live in the Woodside-Portola Valley Fire District. Course culminates in horse show in late August. Horses provided. Mailing address: 110 Laning Drive, Woodside, CA 94062. Horse Park at Woodside, The Hill Road, Woodside. Site for equestrian jumper, dressage, polo, carriage driving, reining, pony club and other equestrian events. Facilities open for dog walking and dusk, office hours Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Shoestring Farm 1600 Arastradero Road, Portola Valley. Located at Portola Pastures, Shoestring offers private and group lessons in one of two outdoor arenas on the premises. Cross country lessons can the barn. Ice Skating Nazareth Ice Oasis Redwood City. Public sessions, skating parties, adult and youth hockey, dance and private lessons, group lesson. Home to Skating and Hockey Club for individuals and families, with an upstairs club viewing lounge, wireless Internet, game room, Nazareth Ice Oasis Grill. Horse rentals horses from Saratoga to Portola Valley and Half Moon Bay, many with trails and lessons. Check Yellow Page directory under Horse Rentals and Horse Stables. National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy (NCEFT) 880 Runnymede Road, Woodside. Specializes in "hippotherapy," physical, occupational or speech therapy using the movement of the horse as a treatment strategy to address physical disabilities. Also offers therapeutic riding and interactive vaulting, therapeutic driving, recreational programs for people with Spring Down Equestrian Center Portola Road, Portola Valley. Riding lessons seat and dressage. Private, semi-private and group lessons. Year-round camps, celebration parties for kids and Girl Scout badge parties. p.m. hether you are looking for a great bottle of wine or a wide selection of organic produce & meats, Roberts Market has it all. Try a sandwich from our famous deli, or choose from a large variety of specialty items as well as fresh fruits & vegetables - all under one roof. Our friendly and knowledgable staff will helpyou make all the best selections! Open 6:30 am - 8:00 pm daily 3015 Woodside R Rd., Woodside, CA phone 650 650.851.1511 4420 Alpine Rd., Portola Valley, CA phone 650 650.851.1711 www.robertsmarket.com 20 i Menlo Winter Lodge allowed. Bicycles and dogs are not allowed. rink west of the Sierras is open Septembermile self-guided San Andreas Fault trail with cards available. Weekly lessons offered at all levels for both children and adults. Parties. on Page Mill Road, 7 miles west of Highway 280. Size: 274 acres. Creek Canyon, with towering redwoods, rushing creek, and understory of ferns, and the coast are visible from parts of the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve Skyline sima.asp trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnic tables, creeks, grassland ridges, and Open Space Areas Coal Creek Open Space Preserve Rolling meadows, oaks, grasslands, large madrone trees, forested headwaters of two creeks. Leashed dogs permitted, ideal for hiking with dogs. Caltrans vista point on Skyline Boulevard approximately 1.2 miles Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District by Santa Clara County voters in 1972, the Open Space District offers more than Most areas are open for hiking, cycling and horseback riding. Free docent-led activities. Steep trails, redwood canyons, madrone and pine forests mark the 26 preserves, which are open year-round from sunrise to a half-hour after sunset. Helmets are required for bicyclists at all times. Fires and smoking are prohibited at the preserves. Dogs permitted in some preserves. David Daniels Nature Center at Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve. Ravenswood Open Space Preserve Palo Alto. end of Bay Road, east of U.S. of two noncontiguous areas located south of the Dumbarton Bridge and adjacent to south of Highway 84. Additional roadside parking is available along Skyline Boulevard. Hang gliding, paragliding and remote control gliding are allowed by obtaining a marsh attracts a variety of migrating birds including sandpipers, dowitchers and avocets. Great blue herons, white pelicans, trail. Wheelchair accessible. Hiking and bicycling is allowed, but horses and dogs are El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve Skyline Boulevard, south of Kings bicycling, equestrian. Parking: Limited spaces at Caltrans Skeggs Point vista parking Parks Bedwell Bayfront Park Marsh Road at space. Walking trails. Home of the Annual Kite Day. Great biking, walking and bird watching. Open daily, sunrise to dusk. Dogs - Thornewood Open Space Preserve La Honda Road, between Woodside Road and Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve trails and historical logging roads provide opportunities for hikes, bikes or horse Leashed dogs permitted. Access through a brick gate on the south side of La Honda Road (Hwy 84), 1.6 miles past its intersection with Portola Road in bicyclists. No dogs allowed. Size: 2,817 acres. Los Trancos Open Space Preserve Page centerpiece of this preserve is Purisima Burgess Park 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Originally a part of the Dibble Hospital facilities and purchased in 1948, Burgess Park is one of the first city-owned recreation monicacormanbroker 21 i Menlo areas in Menlo Park. Located adjacent to the Civic Center complex, the park provides diverse facilities easily accessible to all Menlo Park residents. Swimming pool, tennis courts, gym, lighted tennis courts, playground, playing field for baseball or acres. with benches and tennis courts. Size: Willow Oaks Park Willow Road and Coleman Avenue, Menlo Park. Located School, the park provides a convenient location for weekend soccer matches or an afternoon tennis game as well as a comfortable meeting spot for neighborhood residents. Features lighted tennis courts, field, open space, playground, off-leash dog area and public art. Size: 2.6 acres. Wunderlich County Park 4040 Kelly Park Part of the Onetta Harris Community Center complex, Kelly Park includes a soccer field, baseball diamond, basketball court, picnic area and restrooms. Adjacent to senior center, swimming pool, youth center, community center and Belle Haven once the ranch of the Folger family and was donated to the County by Martin the town of Woodside, this park offers miles of trails through redwood forests and madrone-covered hillsides for both hiking and horseback riding. Dogs are not permitted. Size: 942 acres. San Mateo County Parks and Recreation office with a variety of group and individual picnic sights, trails and other amenities. Jack W. Lyle Park Middle Avenue and Fremont Street, Menlo Park. Originally known as Los Amigos Park and part of Park is named in memory of the only active police officer killed while on duty in Menlo Park. Features walking path with benches, an open playing field, half court basketball and playgrounds. Located adjacent to the Rosener House in a Private Swim & Tennis Clubs Ladera Oaks Valley. Family-oriented swim, tennis and fitness club with two year-round pools, six lighted tennis courts, a fitness center and sports activity lawns. Offers swimming and tennis lessons, personal training, youth and masters swim teams, junior tennis program City of Menlo Park Park website has pictures and information on all of the city's parks and facilities. Edgewood County Natural Preserve Road near I-280, Redwood City. Hiking, horseback trails, picnic sites, barbecue pits, restrooms. Noted for spring displays bikes or smoking. Open 8 a.m. to posted seasonal hours. Size: 467 acres. Skateboarding Burgess Skate Park 700 Alma St., Menlo Park. Open for general skateboarding half hour before sunup to sundown. Users are required to wear helmets, elbow and knee pads. Facility is for skateboards and in-line skating only. Adult supervision required for children under age 14. Marketplace Park Ivy Drive and Market Place, Menlo Park. Located across from the Boys and Girls Club, Marketplace Park was renovated as part of the Belle Haven neighborhood improvement program. Features park lighting, playground, grassy area and paved walkways. Size: 1 acre. Nealon Park 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Picnic area, large playground, softball field, lighted tennis courts and off-leash dog area. Size: 9 acres. Parks (further information) San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Foundation Road, Menlo Park. Foundation seeks tax-deductible donations of money and stock to help county parks. Flood Park Park. Famous for its large native Oak and Bay trees, Flood Park is a 21-acre retreat located in the midst of urban development. Park users have access to areas for drop-in picnicking activities, as well as more active activities such as softball, tennis, horse shoes, volleyball demand in the summer months by local teams for the baseball field located in the eastern portion of the park. Summer earlier. No pets. Vehicle entry fees are charged at the gate house. Size: 21 acres. Pulgas Water Temple Canada Road Redwood City. Closed in 2011 due to construction. Seminary Oaks Park Santa Monica Avenue near Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. Originally a part of St. Patrick's Seminary, Seminary Oaks Park is located adjacent to the Vintage Oaks neighborhood. Includes open play field, a relaxing "serenity" rock garden, walking Sharon Hills Park West of Alameda de las Pulgas on Valparaiso Avenue, Menlo Park. A beautifully landscaped walkway, scenic views and serene surroundings. Benches Sharon Park Sharon Park Drive & Monte Rosa Drive, Menlo Park. Lake, paved pathways, benches, shaded gazebo, grass area, playground, natural wooded area. Size: 9.8 acres. Stanford Hills Park Branner Drive at Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Open space roller skating and a quiet stroll. Features benches, walkways, large grassy space and parking areas. Located near SLAC acres. Tinkers Park Avenue, Menlo Park. Located next to fenced-in child's playground, picnic area Outdoor Ice Skating & Tennis Come Join the Fun! Ice Skating Daily public sessions Private parties available Lessons for all ages Open September - April Tennis Lessons year round parks Fremont Park Santa Cruz Avenue and University Drive, Menlo Park. Benches, lighted walkways, grassy spot for a downtown picnic lunch. Home to the Holbrook-Palmer Park Atherton. Garden setting with indoor and outdoor facilities, including a main house, water tower, tennis center, walking path, playground and playschool. Size: 22 acres. Huddart County Park 1100 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside. Hiking and horse trails, picnic tables, barbecues, grass lawn areas, archery range (maintained by King's Mountain Archery Club), group camping areas, restrooms. Also accessible through Huddart Park are trails oakwood and redwood forest. Pets not permitted in San Mateo County parks. No bicycles allowed on trails. Vehicle entry 22 Call for more information 3009 Middlefield Road in Midtown Palo Alto www.winterlodge.com 493-4566 Child care centers & preschools Belle Haven Child Development Center 410 Ivy Drive, Menlo Park. Preschoolers. 3-5 yrs. Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Maximum capacity: 96. Director: Natalie Bonham. Littlest Angels Preschool Bethany Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-noon; 3-5 yrs Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-1 Beth Jacob Preschool Menlo Children's Center Carillon Preschool Portola Valley. Developmentally appropriate, Menlo-Atherton Cooperative Nursery School Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Parent cooperative. Childrens' Creative Learning Center Atherton Camille Jones, 4, checks out her face paint during the annual summer block party in downtown Menlo Park. New Horizons School Age Center Family Connections Palo Alto Preschool Roberts School, The Menacho. Peninsula School Sacred Heart Schools/ Preschool and Kindergarten 150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. University Heights Montessori Children's Center, Inc. Gaston. Windmill Preschool GeoKids/Menlo Survey Day Care Center Phillips Brooks School, The Trinity Early Childhood Program Kirk House Preschool Woodland School Menacho. Playschool, The Ladera Community Church Preschool Trinity School Woodside Parents' Nursery School 3154 23 i Menlo Palo Alto Girls Softball Director: Leslie Marx. American Youth Soccer (AYSO) Region 25 Woodside Preschool Blue Angels Youth Ski & Snowboard Program Arrillaga Family Recreation Center 701 Recreational Leagues Menlo Atherton Youth Lacrosse Club Palo Alto Knights Youth Football - courts. Director: Noreen Bickel. Palo Alto Babe Ruth League Atherton Lacrosse Ice Oasis Sports Alpine/West Menlo Little League 3130 Atherton, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Los Altos Menlo Park Gymnastics Belmont Iceland KIDS' WORLD NEW Menlo Park Campus Opens Fall, 2011 Education for the 21st Century What Preschool and Kindergarten were meant to be! 650-473-9401 457-463 College Ave. Palo Alto Proudly Accredited by NAEYC AMI (Association Montessori International) Member classes Peninsula Youth Theatre for ages 3.5 and up camps productions www.casadeibambini.net www.pytnet.org Celebrating 36 Years of Educating Young Children Riding Lessons Mommy & Me Mothers Group Year Round Camps Day Camps Intermediate Camps Group Events Girl/Boy Scouts Birthday Parties 27 Years, Same Location & Still Going Strong! Accepting applications for ages 2 to Pre-K and Young 5's (650) 322-3535 www.robertsschool.com 24 725 Portola Rd., Portola Valley (650) 851-1114 www.springdown.com i Menlo Woodside Vaulters Menlo-Atherton Little League Youth and service groups Menlo-Atherton Pop Warner Football Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council Ravenswood Youth Athletic Assocation Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula Daniel Collins follows Dance Instructor Monica Mark during the preDance - Rock'n class for 2.5-4 year olds at Studio Rincon on Alameda de las Pulgas. Redwood City 49er/Pop Warner Football and Cheerleaders one-on-one mentorship. Director: Peter Friends for Youth, Inc. Solo Aquatics Girl Scouts of San Francisco Bay Area Winter Lodge Menlo Park Police Explorer Cadet Program Woodside Junior Riders Cheeky Monkey Toys, the magic of play, the wonder of learning. Complimentary gift wrapping and assembly! the Menlo Park Police Department, from Winner Best Toy Store, again and again, and Best Gift & Novelty! Woodside Pony Club San Mateo and San Francisco Counties 4-H Youth Development Program 640 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park 650-328-7975 www.cheekymonkeytoys.com 25 Where scholarship and values matter. PRESCHOOL THROUGH 12TH GRADE ON ONE CAMPUS 26