Info Menlo Park, section 2
The Almanac's Info Menlo Park 2011-2012 special publication (section 2).
IN THE AREA Public schools Las Lomitas School District 1011 Altschul Ave., Menlo Park. Superintendent: Eric Hartwig. Enrollment: 1,338. The district operates two schools for children who live in parts of Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside and unincorporated areas, including Ladera. Board members: John Macdonald, president 650-368-5689 ; Maria Doktorczyk, 650-234-8092; Ann Jaquith, 650-561-9960; Jay Siegel, 650-233-1121; Richard Ginn, 650-329-9613. La Entrada School 2200 Sharon Road, Menlo Park. Principal: Larry Thomas. Enrollment: 622. Grades 4-8. Las Lomitas School 299 Alameda de las Pulgas, Atherton. Principal: Sue Sartor. Class Size: 20. Enrollment: 621. Grades K-3. along parts of Skyline Boulevard. Youstra, president; Steven Humphreys; Class size: 20 or fewer in grades K-5; 25 or fewer in grades 6-8 Corte Madera School Enrollment: 390. Grades 4-8.. Ormondale School 200 Shawnee Pass Woodside Elementary School District Woodside Elementary School 3195 Woodside Road, Woodside. Superintendent: Beth Polito. Enrollment: 458. The district has one K-8 elementary school. Board members: Bettina Pike, president, Ginger Bamford, 650-851-5666; Wendy 650-363-6119. Menlo Park City School District 181 Encinal Ave., Atherton. Superintendent: Maurice Ghysels. Enrollment: 2,652. The district operates four schools: Laurel, grades K-3; Encinal, grades K-5; Oak Knoll, grades K-5; Hillview Middle School, grades 6-8. Spanish immersion program available at Encinal and Laurel. Board members: Maria Hilton , president; Jeff Child; Terry Thygesen; Laura Rich; Joan Lambert. Photos by Michelle Le Lauren Mohrman, left, and Katherine Flessel, right, pick olives during harvesting season at Sacred Heart Prep. Sequoia Union High School District 480 James Ave., Redwood City. Superintendent: Jim Lianides. Enrollment: 8,200. Operates four high schools, a continuation school and a Middle College program in partnership with Ca�ada College for students living in the southern and central portion of San Mateo County. Board members: Don Gibson, president, Sarver 650-592-6129. Chris Thomsen, Summit Preparatory Charter High School 890 Broadway St., Redwood City. Director: Todd Dickson. Class Size: 25 students maximum; 16-to-1 studentteacher mentor ratio. Enrollment: 422. Established in 2003. Everest Public High School 890 Broadway St., Redwood City. Principal: Jon Deane. Established in 2009. Class Size: 25 students maximum; 16-to-1 student-teacher mentor ratio. Enrollment: 205. Everest's mission is to prepare a diverse student population for college and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society. KinderPrep-8. Extended 215-day school year for KinderPrep and grades K-3.Admission: Application, interview, student screening. Encinal School 195 Encinal Ave., Atherton. Principal: Allison Liner. Class Size: K-3: 24 Grades K, 3-5. Hillview Middle School 1100 Elder Ave., Menlo Park. Principal: Mike Melton. Class Size: Maximum 26. Enrollment: 682. Grades 6-8. Laurel School 95 Edge Road, Atherton. Principal: Linda Creighton. Class Size: Fewer than 24. Grades K-2. California Distinguished School in 2008. Oak Knoll School 1895 Oak Knoll Lane, Menlo Park. Principal: David Ackerman. Class Size: 20-26. Enrollment:. Grades K-5. Menlo-Atherton High School 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Principal: Matthew Zito. Enrollment: 2,049. Woodside High School 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside. Principal: David Reilly. Bowman International School 4000 Terman Drive, Palo Alto. Head of School: Mary Beth Ricks. Class Size: 10:1. Enrollment: 220. Tuition: $21,015.K-8 program with a Montessori approach. Individualized, self-directed learning is offered through a flexible day and year-round program. Admission: Application form, $100 application fee, parent and child interview required. German-American International School School: Peter Metzger. Class Size: 16-18. Charter schools Portola Valley School District Superintendent: Timothy L. Hanretty. two schools for elementary-school unincorporated areas of Los Trancos Woods East Palo Alto Academy High Menlo Park. Principal: Yetunde Reeves. Class Size: About 20. Enrollment: 300. A charter school since 2000, now a professionaldevelopment school with Stanford University School of Education. All charter school teachers have or are pursuing National Board certification. Private elementary and middle schools Beechwood School 50 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park. Principal: David Laurence. in this coeducational school are in German and English. Students should speak German by first grade. Girls' Middle School 180 N. Rengstorff Ave., This private school offers a traditional academic program. Enrollment is restricted to students who live within the boundaries of the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park. Grades: Size: 16-18. Enrollment: 150. Tuition: Current: $19,660 Next year: $20,450. GMS promotes intellectual curiosity and disciplined study habits through a stimulating curriculum 27 EXCEPTIONAL PORTOLA VALLEY PROPERTIES 13+ ACRES & 9+ ACRES WITH COMMANDING PANORAMIC VIEWS OF SAN FRANCISCO, THE PENINSULA AND BEYOND! 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We believe that school should be enjoyable and every student experience the pride of personal and academic accomplishment. Empowerment through Accountability Provide 8 to 1 studentteacher ratio Deliver innovative and creative programs that develop academic and behavioral success Offer challenging academic opportunities Enhance the self-esteem of our students through outdoor activities and programs Create a supportive environment and safe community College prep curriculum 90% college enrollment UC/A-G certified Certified by State of California as a Non-Public School 650.493.7071 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto www.paloaltoprep.com Celebrating Our 25th Year! 29 i Menlo that provides a well-rounded exposure to the arts and the humanities while emphasizing science, math and computer technologies. Admission: Testing, interviews, recommendations. Application fee. Class Size: 18-21. Enrollment: 255. Tuition: sive school that focuses on the whole child by offering a rich and engaging curriculum in academics and the arts. Nursery-8th Keys School 2890 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Head of School: Jon Ninnemann. Class Size: average ratio 8:1; average class size for grades K-4 and $22,450 a year for grades 5-8. Financial aid available. This coed school offers education for grades K-8 � Lower school, grades K-4 at 2890 Middlefield Road; Middle school campus, grades 5-8, at 3981 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Admission: Parent interview and student visit required. Testing. peninsulaschool.org Phillips Brooks School 2245 Avy Ave., Menlo Park. Head of School: Michael Eanes. Class Size: averages 18. Student-teacher 5, $24,800. Tuition assistance is available for all grade levels. Preschool-grade testing in February for upper grades. Wait pool. Uniforms for K-5. Nativity School 1250 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Principal: Carol Trelut. Class Size: 33. Tuition: $6,050-$9050 depending on family participation. Lower fees for multiple children. Catholic school for grades K-8. Extended care for Nativity students is missal until 5:45 p.m. for an additional fee. Uniforms. Admission: Placement testing for grade levels; waiting lists for some grades. Sacred Heart Schools Atherton. Principal: Richard Dioli. Class Size: grades 1-5; Middle School grades 6-8. A private, independent Roman Catholic school, a division of Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton and a part of the International Child care centers and preschools for infor- Peninsula School 920 Peninsula Way, Menlo Park. Director: Kathleen Dalgleish. experience matters. Admission: Application deadline January 2012; admissions tests required. Interview. Waiting list. When it's your child, experience matters. Teaching MANDARIN IMMERSION for 15 years. A leader in FRENCH IMMERSION in Palo Alto. Established nursery through 8th grade programs. Accepting pre-school applications. Register for a tour today. INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF THE PENINSULA Ecole internationale de la P�ninsule (650) 251-8504 30 KEHILLAH JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL WOODSIDE PARENTS NURSERY SCHOOL Traditional play-based program Proud member of the California Council of Parent Participation Preschools Conveniently located on Woodside Road at 280 Founded in 1973, Woodside Parents' Nursery School is a four-year parent-participation preschool that provides children the opportunity to enhance their cognitive abilities and learn social skills by exploring their environment and interacting with each other under the guidance of skilled teachers. KJHS welcomes students of all backgrounds who seek a strong college preparatory education and meaningful engagement with the issues of our times. 2011-2012 KEHILLAH Open Houses Sun. Oct. 30 2-4 p.m. Sun. Dec. 4 2-4 p.m. Sun. Jan. 8 2-4 p.m. RSVP to email@example.com We currently have openings for the Fall. KEHILLAH JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL years 650.851.7112 www.woodsideparents.org Please contact our Membership Representative at firstname.lastname@example.org 3900 FABIAN WAY PALO ALTO, CA 94303 www.kehillah.org G ROW I N G C O M M UNI T Y FOR A DECADE Kehillah means community. Join us. 31 i Menlo PE, after-school sports and gymnastics. Extended day care for enrolled students St. Raymond School 1211 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Principal: Dr. Tara Rolle. Class Size: 32 maximum. Enrollment: 245. elementary school. Grades: K-8.Admission: Tours scheduled in November and December. p.m. Admission: Two-day evaluation. Admissions Director: Louise Douglas. Woodside Priory School 302 Portola Molak. Class Size: 15-18. Enrollment: 98. Tuition: Comprehensive tuition and fees: $33,650 for day students; $48,800 for boarders; financial aid available. Middle dictine school. College preparatory. Dress code. Admission: Apply by Jan. 13, 2011. Entrance exam required. Trinity School 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Head of School: Mary Menacho. for Early Childhood Program, $23,420 for K-Grade 5. A co-ed Episcopal school. Early Childhood Program-grade 5. Early Childhood Program for ages 3 and 4, at Holy Trinity Church, 330 Ravenswood, Menlo Park. Elementary school is on Sand Hill Road. Uniforms required. Admission: Call for select grade openings. Private high schools Castilleja School 1310 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Head of School: Nanci Kauffman. Class Size: 14-16. Enrollment: 415. Tuition: $33,590. All-girls, grades 6-12. Fosters intellectual, physical, creative and emotional growth through a college preparatory experience within a diverse and supportive community. Uniforms. Admission: Applications due Jan. 13, 2011. Standardized testing required. Middle School open Oct. 28 and Dec. 4. OPEN HOUSES: Woodland School 360 La Cuesta Drive, K-4; $19,000 for grades 5-8; $12,850 preschool. Preschoolers, K-8. Private, coeducational day school focusing on academics with a strong enrichment program, including French, art, music, computers, How can I m ak e a di ffer en ce At IT P we are asking the imp or tant questions . Jo in us and earn your degre e. Ps y. D. | Ph . D. | M . A . | C er tif i cate Onl ine and On Ca mp us Learning Tr ansper sonal Ps ychology Cl i n ical Ps ychology Li fe Coach i n g 32 i Menlo Crystal Springs Uplands School 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough. Head of School: Amy Richards. Class Size: Coed. Grades: 6-12. An independent, college preparatory school that promotes self-discovery and independent thinking. Emphasis on community building through mutual trust and respect and personal intellectual development. Admission: Deadline Jan. 13, 2012. School visit, interview, recommendations, written application and standardized testing required. Courage - Community - Kindness - Love of Learning Year-round enrollment. Contact the school to arrange an information interview and to receive an application packet. Pinewood School 26800 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills. Principal: Mark Gardner. Class $24,300. Annual supplemental fee of $900 textbooks and field trips. This college Dress code in place. Admission: Applications accepted Oct-mid Jan. Testing, academic records, and teacher recommendations are required. Student interviews and shadow days are required for grades 4-12. Menlo School Head of School: Norman M. Colb. Class for all grades. Financial aid is available. Offers a coeducational, challenging college preparatory curriculum. Grades 6-12. Admission: Applications due Jan. 13, 2011. Standardized testing required. Our Mission: The Phillips Brooks School community inspires students to love learning, to develop a spiritual nature, to communicate effectively, to be kind to others and to respect the uniqueness of each person. Call us to schedule a campus tour! Preschool to 5th Grade - Tuition Assistance Available 2245 Avy Avenue - Menlo Park - CA - 94025 - 650.854.4545 Amanda Perla, Director of Admissions Sacred Heart Schools/Preparatory 150 Everitt. Class Size: 15. Enrollment: 550. Tuition: $31,300. Grades 9-12. A private, independent Roman Catholic school, a division of Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton and a part of the International Network of Sacred Heart Schools. Admission: Application deadline Jan. 6, 2011; admissions tests required. Interview. Waiting list. Mid-Peninsula High School 1340 Willow Road, Menlo Park. Principal: Head of School: Douglas C. Thompson. Class Size: 12. Enrollment: 135. Tuition: $26,984. Coed for grades 9-12. A community for learning, the school is designed for students with academic potential who can benefit from a smaller environment and a flexible, individually focused academic program. College-prep curriculum approved by Visit us at www.phillipsbrooks.org Lower Campus Kindergarten � 2 477 Fremont Avenue Los Altos, CA 94024 650.209.3050 PINEWOOD SCHOOL Experience the Difference THROUGH PINEWOOD Beautiful ten acre campus in Portola Valley near Alpine Road and Highway 280. Middle Campus Grades 3 � 6 K 12 327 Fremont Avenue Los Altos, CA 94024 650.209.3030 Building a Lifelong Joy of Learning Upper Campus Grades 7 � 12 26800 Fremont Road Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 650.209.3010 the advantages we provide at Pinewood, www.pinewood.edu Preschool through eighth grade, Woodland School's focus is a challenging academic program with a strong enrichment program in the areas of French, art, music, drama, computers, gymnastics and physical education. Science, math and technology are an integral part of the 5th-8th grade experience. Accepting Applications for Fall 2011 Woodland School 360 La Cuesta Drive, Portola Valley, CA 94028 www.woodland-school.org (650) 854-9065 33 Summit Prep is ranked by Newsweek as one of the Top 10 Most Transformative Schools in the country Thursday October, 6th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. � Public, tuition-free, charter high schools � Small and personalized � Guaranteed college preparation � Physically and emotionally safe environments Both schools are seeking 9th grade applicants for the fall of 2012. Everest Public High School www.everestphs.org email@example.com (650) 293-1292 Summit Preparatory Charter High School www.summitprep.net firstname.lastname@example.org (650) 556-1110 California's Benedictine College Preparatory School Mid-Peninsula High School 5 Acre Campus 50 3 miles West of I-280 Freeway Neighboring Stanford University S C H S C H O O O L L "Being Benedictine 1957-2007" PRIORY PRIORY W OW ODOSDI S I E E O D D Coeducational 10 to 1 Student - Teacher Ratio Community Service Program 18 Advance Placement Courses Electives and Honors Courses Interscholastic Sports Progra m Choir, Th eater Art s and Orchestr a fall open house Saturday, October 22, 2011 10:30-12pm No RSVP is necessary des 6 - 8 Middle School Gra - 12 High School Grades 9 Choose a small, caring, innovative high school 1340 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650) 321-1991 Admissions Open Houses Admissions Open Houses Admissions Open Houses Saturday, November 12,15, 2008 10:00 am am Saturday, November 2011 at 10:00 am Saturday, November 18, 2007 at at 10:00 Wednesday, November 16, 3, 2007 at 7:00 pm Wednesday, November 28, 2008 7:00 pm pm Wednesday, December 2011 at at 7:00 Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 10:00 am am Saturday, December 2007 at 10:00 am Sunday, December 8, 6, 2008 at 10:00 Call Admissions at 650.851.8223 to RSVP or visit the website at www.PrioryCA.org www.PrioryCA.org www.woodsidepriory.com Spirituality � Hospitality � Integrity � Individuality � Community "We believe these values are made real in a community in which every student is known and loved." 302 Portola Road - Portola Valley, CA 94028 www.mid-pen.com 34 KEYS SCHOOL community scholarship unbounded spirit Exceptional teachers, a tight-knit student body and the support to pursue your passions. Come learn how your child can thrive in the CSUS community. � Kindergarten through 8th grade � Independent, non-sectarian, coeducational, CAIS Accredited � Engaged, hands-on learning � Strong academics � Whole child approach � Culture of respect and empathy � Involved community � Average class size: 18 Open House For Open House reservations inquire online at www.csus.org/inquire. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 9:45 A.M. � 12:00 NOON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 12:45 P.M. � 3:00 P.M. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 12:45 P.M. � 3:00 P.M. 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough, CA 94010 www.csus.org/inquire Trinity School Encouraging preschool to Grade 5 children from all backgrounds to love learning. We foster rigorous academics grounded in child-centered content. Trinity upholds the values and traditions of the Episcopal Church and honors the role of family in educating children. Tours for 2012 Fall Admission start October 11. www.trinity-mp.org The legacy of a Trinity education is a curious mind and a discerning heart. 35 DESIGNS, INC. Listen To Your Neighbor! "As usual, the job keeps looking better and better. Your work is outstanding and your entire crew and operation is skilled and first class!" � Peninsula Customer Call Today to Schedule Your Design Consultation 650-726-5990 DESIGNS, INC. Landscape Design - Build Award Winning Since 1985 www.blueskydesignsinc.com SOCIAL SERVICES, ORGANIZATIONS AND AGENCIES Animal services/protection Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA 12 Airport Blvd., San Mateo. Animal adoption and counseling; lost-and-found assistance; microchipping; licensing; animal rescue; cruelty investigations; animal-behavior helpline; Wildlife Rehabilitation Center; dogtraining classes; referrals for pet-friendly housing; pet-loss grief support group. Lowcost vaccination and spay/neuter clinics. Camps for children. Adoptions: $120 for dog; $75 for dogs age 7+ and $135 for puppies (under 6 months); $80 for cat, $50 for cats age 7+ and $95 for kittens (under 6 months); fees for other animals vary. Hours: Weekdays 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; weekends 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; closed major holidays are amateur radio operators, which training in emergency preparedness and communication procedures.Meeting time: Menlo Park. Home-garden advocate Brad Peyton displays snow peas in his garden in Portola Valley. Environment Acterra 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Acterra aims to create local solutions that foster a healthy natural environment. The organization hosts talks on environmental issues and provides community programs p.m. Pets In Need 871 5th Ave., Redwood City. Pets In Need is the first no-kill adoption shelter serving the Peninsula and Greater Silicon Valley. It is a 501(c)3 nonprofit support. Adoptions: $100 cats and dogs; includes spay or neuter surgery. Hours: ThuSat 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Baylands Conservation Committee 1056 action committee of 650 individuals concerned with the Palo Alto and Midpeninsula baylands and bayfront areas. Citizens Committee to Complete the Refuge The committee's goal is to see all wetlands by the public and placed in the Don Refuge, which it helped establish in 1972. Recently, 16,500 acres of salt ponds have Santa Clara counties. space. Business organizations Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce 1100 Merrill St., Menlo Park. Provides programs and services to large and small businesses, community information and business referrals. Networking opportunities. Sponsors free business counseling by appointment with a SCORE and U.S. Small Business representative. Business start-up kits, relocation packets and a business/ community directory are available. Sponsors annual Connoisseurs' Marketplace festival in downtown Menlo Park in July and community block parties in June and a.m.-1 p.m. or by appointment Photos by Michelle Le Committee for Green Foothills 3921 1962, the committee works to protect the open space, farmlands and natural resources of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties through advocacy, education and grassroots action. PLANT!--Preservation of Land for Agricultural Needs Trust 2055 Woodside Farmers markets Menlo Park Farmers Market In the parking Cruz Avenue, between Chestnut and Crane streets, Menlo Park. About 30 farmers sell including much that is organically grown, to preserve land for farming, ranching and agricultural stewardship in a manner consistent with conservation needs. Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter 3921 Emergency services American Red Cross Bay Area, San Mateo County 1710 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame. Helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies; provides disaster relief. Offers classes in CPR, first aid, Environmental Volunteers 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Dedicated to promoting an understanding of and responsibility for the environment through hands-on, natural science education. Volunteer docents inspire a love of nature through classroom presentations in schools with related field trips to local nature sites. Addresses conservation issues at local, regional and state levels. Major conservation issue areas include protection of San ending sprawl, preservation of open space and farm land, wetlands restoration, coastal protection, mass transit, energy efficiency and global warming. Also sponsors social and outdoor activities including hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, rafting and cycling. Garden clubs Atherton Garden Guild 650-259-1765 Blackberry REACT, Volunteer Radio Communications Volunteers provide radio communications for local community events within portions of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties at no charge. Many Blackberry members Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) 222 High St., Palo Alto. A private, nonprofit land conservancy dedicated to preserving the beauty, character and diversity of the San founding in 1977, POST has protected more than 50,000 acres of land in San Mateo and of each month Sept.-June at 10 a.m. in members' homes. Kings Mountain Garden Club Skyline Blvd., Woodside. Club holds garden tours, a plant sale after Labor Day, annual summer luncheon in July and wreath making on the first Saturday in December. 37 Trail Center, The 3921 E. Bayshore Road, through volunteer trail projects such as building, restoring and mapping trails and protecting and improving access to open i Menlo Woodside-Atherton Garden Club P.O. members and the public on horticulture, Makes contributions to other charitable organizations by promoting knowledge in these areas. Also funds community projects, such as school beautification, the Ronald McDonald House, and the Woodside Library Native Plant Garden. Membership by invitation only.Meeting time: Meets monthly June-Sept . Department. Eye and hearing services. Chronic-conditions management programs. multi-specialty group practice of medicine affiliated physicians and 3,500 employees, part of the Sutter Health family of nonprofit hospitals and physician organizations, serve more than 550,000 patients throughout the (some departments vary); Sat 9 a.m.-noon hours) Ravenswood Family Health Center 1798A Bay Road, East Palo Alto. A nonprofit community health clinic that offers primary medical care and behavioral health services for all ages, serving low-income and uninsured residents of East Palo Alto, Belle Clinic services include pediatrics, prenatal care, well child checks, adolescent health, adult medicine, immunizations, family planning, asthma care and chronic disease care, as well as screenings for cancer, blood pressure, diabetes, hearing and vision. Hours: Mon, Wed, Thu 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tue noon. Same-day appointments are available for urgent care. Historical associations Lathrop House 627 Hamilton Ave., Redwood City. Operated by the Redwood City Heritage Association as an historic house museum. Listed on the National Register of historic places. Built in 1863, it builder was Benjamin Gordon Lathrop, San Mateo County's first county clerk-recorderassessor. Hours: The first four Wed and the third Sat of each month, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Special tours and/or luncheon by prior arrangement. Lucile Packard Children's Hospital 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto. The 311-bed hospital is devoted to the care of children and obstetric medical and surgical services in association with the Stanford University School of Medicine. Packard Children's offers patients a full range of health care programs and services, from preventive and routine care to the diagnosis and treatment Health clinics and hospitals Arbor Free Clinic 795 Willow Road, Bldg. providing acute medical care, TB testing and other health screenings for uninsured people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. The clinic is staffed by volunteers from the Stanford University Medical School. Hours: Sun 10 a.m.-2 p.m. specialty. Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center 1150 Veterans Blvd., Redwood City. A 213-bed acute-care serving nearly 100,000 Kaiser Health Plan members. Specialized center for neurosciences, including neurosurgery and neurointerventional radiology, nationally accredited stroke care center, Menlo Medical Clinic 1300 Crane St., Menlo Park. Provides comprehensive primary and specialty care, including obstetrics/ gynecology, internal medicine, pediatrics and surgical specialties. Also has on-site laboratory services, as well as radiology, ultrasound and mammography. Hours: a.m.-12:30 p.m. Same-day appointments available San Mateo County History Museum 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City. Housed in the 1910 county courthouse, the association operates three museums, including the Woodside Store and Sanchez Adobe in Pacifica, and offers classes for children and adults, monthly programs and historical demonstrations. It also publishes a twiceyearly journal, informational guides on county history and a monthly newsletter. Ravenswood Family Health Center at Belle Haven 100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park. Offers adult primary-care preventive Tue 1-5 p.m. Homeless services Community Working Group 2507-A Alma St. , Palo Alto. Nonprofit organization addressing homelessness on the Midpeninsula. Palo Alto Medical Foundation 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. The Palo Alto Sequoia Hospital 170 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City. This accredited, nonprofit community hospital provides general medical and surgical services, and specialized care including Heart and care unit, Health & Wellness Center and 2009 Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by Anthem-Blue Cross and Blue Shield - Shelter Network families on the Peninsula return to selfsufficiency and a place to call home. Shelter locations in Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Mateo and Daly City. Shelter Network including 1,700 homeless children. Shelter Network-Haven Family House Provides transitional housing and support services for homeless families. Site includes apartments, a computer center and free licensed child care. "The Best Pizza West of New York" -- Ralph Barbieri (KNBR 680) Stanford Hospital and Clinics 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford. The Stanford University Medical Center includes the Stanford Hospital & Clinics, the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital. Midpeninsula Citizens for Fair Housing nonprofit membership organization that provides fair housing investigation, counseling and education for local communities. Serves Menlo Park and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (with minimum order) FREE DELIVERY 880 SANTA CRUZ AVE, MENLO PARK 650-329-8888 also at: 790 Castro Street, Mountain View 650-961-6666 38 Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System 3801 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto. The facility provides general medical, surgical and psychiatric care to veterans. Veterans Affairs has three inpatient divisions, the main campus in Palo Alto, a second campus at 795 Willow Road in Menlo Park and a third campus in Livermore. The Palo Alto Health Care System has 833 operating beds including three nursing homes and a 100-bed homeless domiciliary on the Menlo Park campus. It is home to a variety of special, regional treatment centers. Hours: Peninsula Volunteers: Low-income housing 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Peninsula Volunteers, Inc., provides services designed to support the welfare of senior community members, including a Meals on who are homebound and unable to prepare food in Atherton, Belmont, East Palo Alto, Meno Park, Portola Valley, Redwood City, WWW.AMICIS.COM i Menlo San Carlos and Woodside. desktops, servers CRTs, TVs, cell phones, ink cartridges and DVDs/CDs. Accepts broad range of electronics including audio/visual, telecom, game consoles and other hardto-recycle electronics for 50 cents/lb. No Styrofoam, batteries, or lightbulbs. Business/ residential pick-up available. Gardens comprises three levels of care: retirement living, assisted living and skilled nursing. Lytton offers activities, outings, socialization and support for its residents. assisted living: 650-617-7373; skilled nursing: 650-328-3300 Meals on Wheels 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Serving south San Mateo County (San Carlos to East Palo Alto), the program who are homebound and unable to prepare or shop for food. Meals on Wheels are available for both short-term convalescences or long-term disabilities. Radio Station KCEA 89.1 FM 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Broadcasts Big Band music as the disaster-information station for the www.kcea.org. Recycling and hazardous waste disposal Program Redwood City. RecycleWorks offers comprehensive waste reduction, recycling and reuse information to residents, businesses, students and visitors of San Mateo County. The website contains information on resource conservation, waste reduction, green building, green business, solar power, composting, schoolsite waste reduction, and other solid waste and environmental issues. Sierra Pacific Recycling 2700 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. On-site buy-back center and commercial pick-up service that handles all grades of paper, cardboard, newspaper, non-ferrous scrap metal and all CRV aluminum cans, glass bottles and plastic. Menlo Park Senior Center 110 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park. Offers health, recreational and educational programs, as well as cultural events and social services for older adults. Nutritionally balanced gourmet hot meals, and door-to-door local transportation to and from the Center are offered on weekdays for minimal cost. Weekly brown bag through Second Seniors Avenidas nonprofit that provides services to older adults and their families on the midPeninsula. Programs include Lifelong Learning and Leisure, with fitness, personal-growth classes, day trips and longer tours; Health & Wellness, with free health screenings and services such as podiatry; volunteering opportunities; transportation; Handyman Services; Avenidas Rose Kleiner Senior Day Health Center, providing daily enrichment and health-monitoring services; social-work services, with counseling and support groups; and Avenidas Village, which offers the amenities of a retirement community for people who choose to stay in their own At Alpine Optometry, we want to be your partners in eye care W San Mateo County Household Hazardous Waste Program 32 Tower Road, San Mateo. Provides safe opportunities for residents to dispose of paints and other household chemicals that Sat by appointment only. Used oil, motor oil and filters 225 Shoreway Road, San Carlos. San Mateo County has more than 75 collection centers, many of which accept filters. The service is free to county residents. Recology, regular provider of garbage and curbside recycling service to Menlo Park, Atherton and portions of unincorporated San Mateo County, accepts used motor oil at curbside when it's placed in a non-breakable, clear plastic 1-gallon container that has been taped shut. East Palo Alto Senior Center, Inc. 560 Bell St., East Palo Alto. Lunch served every day. crochet class, tai-chi classes, music appreciation, brown-bag food giveaway-all free. Country breakfast on Thursday morning. Rents space for events, functions. e opened our doors with the intention of serving the communities around us with the exceptional attention they deserve. We take the time to learn about your eye health history, listen to your concerns and answer any questions that you have. Lytton Gardens Senior Communities residential, health and support services to enable seniors with varying needs and resources to age with dignity. Lytton www.alpineoptometry.com 3130 Alpine Road, Suite 220, Portola Valley 650.391.9180 GreenCitizen 161 Homer Ave., Palo Church Directory A place to Worship.... Connect....Serve. St. Bede's Episcopal Church We help all ages grow in faith and service Phone 650.854.6555 � SUNDAY SERVICES � Holy Eucharist 8:00, 10:15am � WEEKLY SERVICES � Holy Eucharist Tues 8:00am, Thurs 12:10pm With Music Sundays: 9:00 & 10:45AM Worship Services Children's classes all morning. Jr. High & High School meet at 10:45AM. College Group meets at 9:30AM. 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park www.stbedesmenlopark.org 39 It's Simple Beautiful Designer Furniture, Accessories & Jewelry all at Consignment Prices! MOUNTAIN VIEW 650.964.7212 141 E. EL CAMINO REAL CAMPBELL 408.871.8890 CORTE MADERA 415.924.6691 DANVILLE 925.866.6164 SAN CARLOS 650.508.8317 16 LOCATIONS IN CALIFORNIA, NEVADA & TEXAS i Menlo monthly free health screenings, HICAP and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Ave., Redwood City.Meeting time: Third Wed of the month at 9:30 a.m . American Association of University Women (AAUW) Menlo Park. Promotes women and girls. Raises money through bridge parties and member contributions. Also fundraises for local scholarship fund and awards for women on a national level. Open to women and men who hold an associate's degree, or higher, from an accredited institution. Junior League of Palo Alto/MidPeninsula, Inc. 555 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. Open to women age 21 or older, the organization promotes volunteerism and leadership skills through community projects. Also awards $5,000 grants and publishes Piper Magazine. or familial relationship to a Master Mason. Open to all faiths and ethnic groups. Raises money for children's hospitals, retirement and third Wed at 8 p.m. at Masonic Lodge, Older Adults Care Management 291 Lambert Ave., Palo Alto. A nonprofit division of the Institute on Aging, OACM is a licensed home health agency offering home care, personal care assistance, care management and consultation. Offers specialized dementia care. Parents' Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park led nonprofit organization of nearly 3,000 moms and dads that provides support and fun through playgroups, monthly meetings, guest speakers, a baby-sitting co-op and family events. All events are free hours of volunteer service. Portola Valley Men's Club Men come together once a year for networking and a good meal away from the wife and kids. Meeting time: Annual social meeting in early June . Rotary Club--Menlo Park Menlo Park. An organization of business and professional leaders in a worldwide network who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace. Runs a college grant program for graduating seniors and local and international service projects.Meeting time: Wed at 12:15 p.m. at Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Rotary Club--Woodside-Portola Valley Donates money to local projects. It raises funds through various events, such as a pancake breakfast at Woodside's May Day celebration just before the main parade and A Taste of Woodside in September. Hours: Meeting time: Wed at 7:30 a.m. at Guild Hall at Woodside Village Church; last Wed of each month at 5:30 p.m. at local restaurant. Toastmasters International Menlo Park and Palo Alto. Toastmasters offers a way to improve communication skills and lose fear of public speaking. Call for area, time and location. Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. A nonprofit organization promoting welfare of seniors. Major programs and facilities include Little House Activity Center, Meals on Wheels, Crane Place and Partridge/Kennedy Apartments, and Rosener House Adult Day Services. Services for people with disabilities Abilities United 525 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. Nonprofit Abilities United serves more than 2,500 people of all ages with developmental and other disabilities, as well as the non-disabled, and their families. Services include early intervention, Milestones Preschool, a therapy clinic, after-school socialization, computer education, respite, adult day activities, community connections, employment, independent living skills training and 5:30 p.m. Rosener House 500 Arbor Road, Menlo Park . Operated by Peninsula Volunteers, Rosener House offers structured activity programs for participants with Alzheimer's disease and other functional or cognitive impairments. The weekday program offers health, social and support services. p.m. Kiwanis Club--Menlo Park P.O. money by selling Christmas trees and other fundraising activities to support scholarships at Menlo-Atherton High School and community charities, especially those serving youth.Meeting time: Tue 12:15 p.m. at Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. secretary.net/home.asp Lions Club--Menlo Park Host 275, Menlo Park. Raises money for hearing and sight assistance and for community activities include a food booth at the Connoisseurs' Marketplace, ticket drives fruit and vegetables from Saturday Palo Meeting time: 1st and 3rd Wed at 7:15 p.m. Seniors At Home 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto. Comprehensive services to help seniors live safer, healthier, more independent lives in their own homes. Home care and care management, skilled nursing, palliative and end-of-life care, healthcare advocacy, counseling, money management, transportation services, and more. For the Results you Expect Stevenson House Road, Palo Alto. Offers independent living where seniors age 62+ live in one of three low-rise buildings in either a studio or one bedroom. Besides providing weekday family-style meal service, care assistance to residents, Stevenson House coordinates a variety of stimulating social and recreational activities. Menlo Park. Lions Club--Menlo Park Live Oak U, Menlo Park. The Lions Club raises money and donates to local charities.Meeting House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Service groups Allied Arts Auxiliary 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Volunteer organization works to benefit the Lucile Packard Children's owns and manages the Allied Arts Guild Road, Menlo Park. Also does fundraising events. Mid-Peninsula Newcomers Club Menlo Park. Open to residents who have moved to Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley or Woodside in the last five years or meet for book discussions, bridge, lunch, a theatre group and local outings. Dues are ers.org Order of the Eastern Star--Palo Alto Palo Margot Lockwood top 1% Coldwell Ba nk er R ealtor 650.529.2410 Office 650.400.2528 Cell American Association of Retired Persons (AARP-Redwood City-West Chapter 3137) Meets at Veterans Alto. Membership for women and men based on affiliation with a Masonic Lodge 2696 Woodside ROAD, Woodside 41 i Menlo BOK Ranch Woodside. The BOK Ranch ("Be OK") provides therapeutic horseback riding lessons for individuals with special needs. The program is presented at the Horse allows students with physical, mental, emotional and/or developmental disabilities to develop physical strength, balance, control, self-confidence and self-esteem through riding skills and horse care. One-hour weekly sessions. Road, Woodside. Specializes in "hippotherapy"--physical, occupational or speech therapy using the movement of the horse as a treatment strategy to address physical disabilities associated with neurological conditions. Also offers therapeutic riding, therapeutic vaulting and therapeutic driving for suitable a.m.-5 p.m. Social services Catholic Worker House Redwood City. Provides a family-style home for troubled teenagers, 17-20. English-language school at 822 Heller St. in Redwood City. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. guage classes, 650-366-8315 Child Abuse Reporting (San Mateo County Child Protective Services) service provided on behalf of children in San Mateo County who are newborn to age 18 and alleged to be the victims Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties works to end hunger in Silicon Valley. Enables individuals, industries and community partners to provide people each month. Donations of food, money and time welcome. Hours: Office Community Gatepath San Mateo. Community Gatepath is the largest provider of services for people with developmental disabilities in San Mateo County, serving more than 8,300 adults, children and families. Learning Ally educational materials for students and professionals who cannot read standard print. Hours: Mon 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tue-Thu a.m.-2 p.m. Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Real, Ste. 107, Palo Alto. Offers a familycentered rehabilitation program for clients with severe sight loss. Counseling and support groups, low-vision clinic, store with helpful products, dailyliving skills, orientation and mobility instruction, computer and Braille classes. Appointment needed for services other Service League of San Mateo County 727 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. A nonprofit agency that provides in-custody programs and services within all San Mateo County jails, and after-release programs and services at five program sites in the community. Also children of inmates at Christmas and helps meet emergency needs of inmates' families. Westwind 4-H Riding for the Handicapped/Westwind Riding Institute 27210 Altamont Road, Los Altos Hills. Classes are held year-round at Westwind Barn. Volunteers welcome Deborah's Palm 555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto. Named after the Biblical prophet and judge Deborah, who held court under a palm tree, the nonprofit women's center offers educational and recreational classes, brown-bag lunchtime lectures, professional counseling and community-service activities and mentoring. No membership fee. St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room 3500 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. The largest dining room for the needy between San week throughout the year. Groceries and produce are also distributed. It welcomes donations of money and food, particularly ham and poultry, canned goods, pasta, rice and dry beans. As part of a mini-health program, a public-health nurse gives advice and referrals one day a week during lunch on a walk-in basis (no appointment necessary), Wed (for women with children) and Thu (for men and single women), 9:30-11 a.m. Toys for children are provided prior to Christmas. Hours: Lunch Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; holiday meals noon-2:30 p.m. National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy (NCEFT) 880 Runnymede Ecumenical Hunger Program Pulgas Ave., East Palo Alto. A nonprofit that provides emergency food, clothing, case management and household essentials to families in need in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Palo Alto. Assists with the Monday night meal for the homeless and low-income in conjunction with St. Vincent de Paul at Also has a women's support group and children's program. Give Your Child the Gift of a Lifetime . Kindergarten - 8th Grade . Excellent Academics . Dedicated and Caring Faculty . State-of-the-Art Facilities . Music, Arts and Athletics . After-School Programs Call now fo your Call now for your for personal tour! personal tour! Aileen Mitchner Aileen Mitchner Director of Admission Director of Admission 650.494.8200 ext. 104 650.494.8200 ext. 104 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Emergency Services Partnership 1798 B-Bay Road, East Palo Alto. Emergency Services Partnership is a project of El Concilio of San Mateo County--a community organization committed to increasing education, employment for underserved communities of San Mateo County. Its aim is to help families to stabilize their immediate situations and work towards long-term solutions. St. Francis Center 151 Buckingham Ave., Redwood City. Helps about 500 families per month with services ranging from food and clothes to showers and laundry. Also operates a literacy program, a community 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Peninsula Family Service Service Agency of San Mateo County. With locations all over San Mateo seven days a week in English, Spanish and other languages, assisting more than 19,000 people a year who range in age from 6 weeks to 100 years old. StarVista (formerly Youth and Family Enrichment Services ) 610 Elm St., Ste. 212, San Carlos. A private, nonprofit agency in San Mateo County that provides a wide array of free and low-cost services to help children, teens and adults who are dealing with relationships and communications, substance abuse, domestic violence and mental health issues. Twenty-three different programs provide prevention, early intervention, education, counseling and residential services. Teen Talk Sexuality Education 120 Teen Pregnancy Coalition of San Mateo education in high schools and middle schools throughout San Mateo County, and has educational programs for parents. CAIS and WASC Accredi ted A Bene ficiary of the JCF Confidential Scholarships Available Second Harvest Food Bank 1051 Bing 42 Shop Local Discover and enjoy the rich diversity of Menlo Park businesses at ShopMenloPark.com, the new online guide to all local businesses featuring listings, customer opinions, web links, photos, maps, coupons, special deals, gift certificates, promotional event listings and much more. Sales tax dollars, which fund schools and local services, stay in the community. You help to sustain the unique and diverse businesses that make our shopping areas vibrant. Good for Business. Good for You. Good for the Community. When you shop locally, good things happen to make our community stronger: You show how much you value the expertise of these businesses and the quality service they offer their customers. You reduce your carbon footprint by not driving outside the community to shop. And when you shop at locally owned businesses, you also support our friends and neighbors who are running these businesses, donating to community events and causes, hiring our kids and getting involved in making Menlo Park a better place. Learn more about the value of locally owned businesses at ShopMenloPark.com ShopMenloPark is also available in a mobile version. A community collaboration brought to you by For more information, call 650.223.6509 John Kadvany ends 2012. Peipei Yu John O'Malley Henry Riggs, The Planning Commission's regular meetings are held either the first and third Mondays or the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 701 Laurel St. website, www.menlopark.org. Front desk days a week. Burglar alarms Arillaga Family Recreation Center 700 Alma St., Menlo Park. A wide variety of dance and health and fitness classes for adults, children and teens is offered weekly. See Outdoors & recreation chapter for more information. Menlo Park Teen Support Services 100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park. Geared for weekend trips and events, including snow school program is open in the Teen Room Other Menlo Park commissions Green-team members finish a design concept during the design charrette for Belle Haven and Willow business area at the new Facebook quarters in Menlo Park. Bicycle Commission Staff contact: Richard Environmental Quality Commission Housing Commission Staff contact: Library Commission Staff contact: Susan Photos by Michelle Le Parks & Recreation Commission Staff Planning Commission Staff contact: hours depending on school schedules. Belle Haven Pool100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Transportation Commission Staff Burgess Pool Menlo Park city services Menlo Park Library Menlo Park City Clerk: Menlo Park Civic Center Laurel Street near Ravenswood Avenue. Burgess Park, which is located at the Civic Center, recently underwent major renovations, including new swimming pools and locker room, renovated baseball and soccer fields and a new skate park. The Arillaga Family Gymnasium opened in 2010. Menlo Park City Council Chambers 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. The Menlo Park City Council meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the council chambers. Agendas, minutes and staff reports are posted on the city's website at www.menlopark.org. The site also contains general information about the city as well as links to the police department, library and recreation center. Police Chief: Director of Community Services: Cherise menlopark.org Manager of Environmental Programs: Finance Director: Menlo Park Library: Director of Personnel Services: Glen menlopark.org Engineering Services Manager: menlopark.org Menlo Park Police Department 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Community policing program encompasses basic crime prevention, neighborhood watches with neighborhood and traffic issues. preparedness meeting every other year, and school programs that focus on issues such as vandalism and drugs. Counselors vice Neighborhood crime statistics are available at the library and are posted on the city's Belle Haven Community Library Drive, Menlo Park. Located on the grounds of Belle Haven Elementary School, the library serves students and the public. Most of its reading selection is geared toward children and families. Tue, Wed Friends of the Menlo Park Library Other Menlo Park community services Menlo Park fire service Service is provided by the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. Menlo Park garbage and curbside recycling service Recology Waste Zero. Menlo Art League Meets the second Wednesday of the month at Menlo Park Recreation Center. No meetings in July or August. The public is welcome to lectures, demonstrations by guest artists. menloartleague.com Menlo Park Historical Association Menlo Menlo Park city staff City Council: Please see Public officials section. City Manager: Assistant City Manager: menlopark.org City Attorney: 44 Menlo Park planning commissioners Vincent Bressler chair Ben Eiref Katie Ferrick chair. Term ends 2012. Menlo Park post offices Main post Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley and Woodside Government/library/police 1 Atherton Town Hall, Library, Police Rd side rid ge Ath Av ert e on Av e Wil El Woo d Ca m dR 2 d low s 4 1 3 lef 8 iel Rd Va lpa Sa raiso nta A Cru v zA ve Sto ckb El m Ca in o Re al 1 2 Menlo Park Civic Center/Police 3 Portola Valley Town Center and Library 84 4 Woodside Town Hall 5 Woodside Library Bay Redwood City de da Alam e la Rd Bay Rd Mi 5 3 7 6 Landmarks: 1 Alta Mesa Memorial Park (Cemetery) 2 VA Palo Alto Health System 3 Stanford Hospital/Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Atherton dd lg a s Pu 7 ino Re2 al 1 12 1 6 2 Huddart County Park 84 Woodside 5 11 4 4 6 4 Menlo3 Park Stanford Golf Course Palo Alto Al m aS t 4 Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club 5 Holy Cross Cemetery 6 Veterans Affairs Medical Center 7 Menlo Country Club 5 8 9 5 4 7 Wh i Stanford University d Hill R skey d me R Ho Moun ta n i Horse Park Woodside Sand H ill Rd El Ca m ino Selected parks: Re al 1 Bayfront Park 2 Burgess Park ni Ju o Wo ds ide Wunderlich County Park pe r o Se rra lv 2 Rd B Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve d 1 3 Flood County Park 4 Holbrook Palmer Park 5 Kelly Park 6 Nealon Park 3 35 W dge stri D r Rd pin e Portola Valley La Honda Creek Regional Open Space Windy Hill Regional Open Space 2 Al r Po l to aR d 3 e 10 Arastradero Regional Preserve 7 Sharon Hills Park 8 Sharon Park Shopping: 1 Downtown Menlo Park shopping district 2 Stanford Shopping Center 84 35 Shannon Corey 3 Ladera Country Shopper 4 Woodside shopping district Public schools: 1 Ca�ada College 2 Corte Madera School 3 Encinal Elementary School 4 Hillview Middle School 5 La Entrada Middle School 6 Las Lomitas Elementary School 7 Laurel School 8 Menlo-Atherton High School 9 Oak Knoll Elementary School 10 Ormondale School 11 Woodside Elementary School 12 Woodside High School 45 i Menlo child. Breakfast, lunch and a snack are West Menlo Park Branch, 2120 Avy Ave., Belle Haven Community Health 100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park. A joint venture of the city of Menlo Park and San Mateo County, the clinic's family practice focuses City Attorney: Deputy City Clerk: Theresa DellaSanta. ca.us Public Works Department Building Department Atherton Audit Committee Staff Park & Recreation Commission Staff Atherton Rail Committee Staff contact: Belle Haven Community Center complex Onetta M. Harris Community Center 100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park. The a soccer field, outdoor basketball courts, Belle Haven Pool and the Menlo Park Senior Center. Activities and classes for children, adults and teens. An exercise room is available for adults. Weekdays for lunch. Belle Haven Police Substation Willow Road, Menlo Park. Finance Director: Atherton advisory/study committees Atherton Civic Interest League Atherton planning commissioners Herman Christensen Term ends April William Grindley Term ends April 2012. Philip Lively Paul Quinlan Atherton Heritage Association Ashfield Road in the council chambers Atherton Atherton Town Hall Holbrook-Palmer Park Foundation Atherton Dames Menlo Park Senior Center 110 Terminal Please see listing under Seniors in the Community section. Belle Haven Child Development Center 100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park. Children multicultural learning experiences in an offices of the city manager, city clerk and finance department, a branch post office, and the police department. Across the street are the Town Council Chambers. Kristi Waldron, chair Term ends April 2012. The Planning Commission's regular fourth Wednesday of the month at the Atherton residents. The Dames and the foundation raise money for special athertondames.org. Atherton town staff Town Council: Please see Public officials section. Interim City Manager: John Danielson. ca.us Police Chief: Atherton town services Other Atherton commissions & committees Atherton Arts Committee Atherton Police Department Ashfield Road, Atherton. incapacitated or have an incapacitated ALLIED ARTS GUILD 75 ARBOR RD ~ MENLO PARK Artisan Shop & Studios Scenic Gardens Historical Architecture Events & Meeting Facilities caf� primavera (650) 321-8810 46 www.alliedartsguild.org Or Call (650) 322-2405 i Menlo Crime prevention Security program Will conduct a security inspection and make suggestions to ensure protection. Residents may hook their home alarms directly to the police department. Home checks during vacation Atherton Library p.m. The new building and playing field complex at Town Center includes the Town Hall, library, a community hall and activity rooms. Portola Valley town staff: Town Council: Please see Public officials section. Town Manager: Assistant Town Manager: Janet p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month in the Historic Schoolhouse. Friends of the Atherton Library Atherton post office Ashfield Road, Atherton. Accepts Portola Valley Architectural & Site Control Commission Members: Jeff Aalfs, chair Jeff Clark, Carter Warr, Craig Hughes The Architectural & Site Control second and fourth Mondays of the month in the Historic Schoolhouse. Services." Senior citizen check-up Atherton Police Activities League Conducts a variety of programs, including classroom presentations on bicycle safety, drug abuse and stranger awareness. Sponsors an annual safety patrol picnic. Atherton fire service Service is provided by the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. Atherton. Holbrook-Palmer Park Ave., Atherton. Recreational, cultural and social activities take place on the grounds, and in three buildings at the Jennings Pavilion and the Carriage House. Classes for children and adults, preschool program, six tennis courts. Rooms can be rented for meetings, social events, and weddings, including an outdoor wedding follows the perimeter of the park. Town Clerk: Sharon Hanlon, ext. 210 Town Planner: Public Works Director: Planning Manager: Leslie Lambert, ext. 212 Planning & Building Assistant: Portola Valley town services Sustainability & Resource Efficiency Coordinator: Brandi deGarmeaux, ext. 222 Town Attorney: Portola Valley police services Provided under contract. Hall of Justice and Atherton garbage and curbside recycling service Recology San Mateo County. Billing information: Recology San Portola Valley Portola Valley Town Center Recreational Facilities Coordinator: Tony Macias, ext. 221 Historic Schoolhouse. Town Hall hours Portola Valley Planning Commission Members: Nate McKitterick, chair; Arthur Portola Valley fire services Fire protection and enforcement of codes are provided by the Woodside Fire Protection District. 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Town Manager and Director of Finance: woodsidetown.org Portola Valley garbage and curbside recycling service Run by GreenWaste Town Attorney: Assistant to the Town Manager: woodsidetown.org Portola Valley Town Center classes Portola Valley volunteer committees For more information, go to the Town Government link at portolavalley.net or Town Hall at 851-1701. Cable & Utilities Undergrounding Committee Community Events Committee Conservation Committee Cultural Arts Committee Emergency Preparedness Committee Finance Committee Geologic Safety Committee Historic Resources Committee Nature & Science Committee Open Space Acquisition Advisory Committee Parks & Recreation Committee Public Works Committee Sustainability Committee Teen Committee Traffic Committee Trails And Paths Committee Portola Valley Library Town Clerk: Planning Director: Town Engineer/Public Works: Paul woodsidetown.org Photos by Michelle Le Creekside biologist Stuart Weiss, right, leads the release of endangered butterflies into Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve. Woodside planning commissioners Daniel Yost, District 1. Term ends February 2012. Marilyn Voelke, District 2. Term ends Sandra Thompson Adolph Rosekrans Mary Brasher February 2012. Elizabeth Hobson Diane Elder, District 7. Term ends February 2012. The Planning Commission's regular first and third Wednesdays of the month Woodside garbage and curbside recycling service Run by GreenWaste Woodside fire service Fire protection and enforcement of codes are provided by the Woodside Fire Protection District. See Public officials chapter under Woodside Fire District for more information. Woodside Library Friends of the Woodside Library Woodside branch of Redwood City Post Office Born and raised in Portola Valley, and now residing in Woodside with children in local schools, Erika`s commitment to the community and to the business of real estate is second to none � and has earned her the distinguished ranking as the #1 agent in her office in 2008 & 2009 and in the top 1% of Coldwell Banker internationally. Friends of the Portola Valley Library Portola Valley Post Office no longer has a post office. Residents with arrange for pickups. Postal carriers take available in Menlo Park post offices. in Ladera Woodside Architectural and Site Review Board The Woodside Architectural and Site first and third Mondays of the month Whiskey Hill roads, Woodside. Staff contact: Other Woodside committees Audit Committee Bicycle Committee Conservation and Environmental Health Committee History Committee Specializing in; Woodside Atherton Portola Valley Menlo Park Emerald Hills ...and surrounding areas Woodside Woodside Town Hall the town administrative offices and the Planning and Building Department. Town Council and commission meetings are Planning and Building Department holds Livestock and Animal Control Committee Open Space Committee Public Safety Committee Recreation Committee Trails Committee Staff contact: Town Clerk, 650-851-6790. Woodside town staff Town Council: Please see Public officials section. 50 Woodside town services Woodside police services Provided by email@example.com erikademma.com 650.740.2970 ERIKA DEMMA Top U.S. Realtor, The Wall Street Journal International President's Premier, Top 1% State government State Senate Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) District 11. Term expires 2012. First elected to this office 2004. District office: 160 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto 94301 Members of the commission: Frederick Hansson, William Wong, Steve Commission secretary: Fernandez Planning and Building Director: Jim The San Mateo County Planning Commission generally meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 9 a.m. in the Supervisors State Assembly Rich Gordon (D-Menlo Park) County Parks Commission District: 21. Term expires 2012. First elected to this office 2010. City 94063 Members of the commission: Michael San Mateo County government County administrative offices 400 County Center (entrance at corner of Hamilton Avenue and Bradford Pincus, Marian Vanden Bosch, Neil Merrilees. The commission meets the first San Mateo County Office of Education Jim Dobbie, Mayor, Town of Atherton San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Dave Pine Term ends January 2013. Carole Groom County Superintendent: Don Horsley County Office of Education staff: Rose Jacobs Gibson County Counsel: Adrienne Tissier The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors holds meetings at 9 a.m. and third Wednesday of the month at 7 Health System: Members of the board: Susan Alvaro, Coroner: San Mateo Medical Center: Dr. Susan 2222. www.sanmateomedicalcenter.org Superior Court: John Fitton, court Other county officers & services County Manager: Town of Atherton Town Hall Other elected county officers Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder: Housing Department: Duane Bay, Atherton council members Human Resources Department: Kathy McKeithen 4343 Human Services Agency: Beverly Planning and Building Department: James Dobbie mayor 2011. 400 County Center, at the corner of Bradford and Hamilton streets, smcare.org Tax Collector-Treasurer: Sandie Tuesday meetings. Controller: Jerry Carlson 2014. County Planning Commission Sheriff: Probation Department: Stuart Forrest, smcsheriff.com Public Works Department: James C. Elizabeth Lewis Bill Widmer vice mayor 51 ca.us District Attorney: Stephen Wagstaffe. i Menlo The Atherton City Council's regular meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month and start at portolavalley.net John Richards Steve Toben Ann Wengert Fire Chief: Harold Schapelhouman million (preliminary) Fire stations: the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the Historic Schoolhouse San Mateo County Community College District Atherton town staff Interim City Manager: John Danielson. Board of Trustees generally meets at 6 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays at City of Menlo Park City Hall Portola Valley. Office. Menlo Park Board of Directors, Menlo Park Fire District Meets third Tuesday of the month at Portola Valley town staff Call 650-851-1701. Town Manager: Angela Howard, ext. Sequoia Healthcare District million (preliminary) Town of Woodside Menlo Park City Council members Andrew Cohen Kristen Keith, vice mayor million Peter Ohtaki 2014. Richard Cline. mayor 2011. (cell). Term ends 2014. Kelly Fergusson Term ends 2012. The Menlo Park City Council's regular meetings are on Tuesdays, starting at Dave Burow unincorporated San Mateo County. Fire Chief: Armando Muela com Town Hall: Woodside 94062. Woodside Fire Protection District Headquarters station: 3111 Woodside Formed in 1946, the district provides oversight and support for programs and activities to achieve health, wellness and disease prevention for residents in Atherton, Portola Valley, Belmont, San Carlos and parts of San Mateo and Foster City. Board meetings on the first Woodside council members Susan Boynton Fire stations: Sequoia Hospital Deborah Gordon Board of Directors, Woodside Fire District Meets the last Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Woodside fire Agendas, minutes and staff reports Anne Kasten menlopark.org. The site also contains well as links to the police department, Peter Mason California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Skylonda Fire Station: 17290 Skyline Blvd., Woodside. Covers unincorporated Water districts Los Trancos County Water District 162 Los Trancos Circle, Portola Valley, Menlo Park city staff City Manager: org Ron Romines mayor. west to Pescadero. Dave Tanner vmayor pro-tem District 4. Town of Portola Valley Town Hall: Send all correspondence to Town Hall. The Town Council's regular meetings and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Special Districts Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District District Address: 330 Distel Circle, Los Valley, at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of these months: January, March, May, West Bay Sanitary District Woodside town staff million Town Manager/Finance Director: woodsidetown.org Board meets second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. in the district office. Board of directors has in Santa Clara County and two wards in San Mateo County. Stephen Abbors, general manager Portola Valley Town Council Maryann Moise Derwin vice mayor portolavalley.net Edward C. "Ted" Driscoll Mayor 52 Meets second and fourth Monday of the Laurel St., Menlo Park. District staff: Phil Scott, district manager. 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