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Bracelets, belts and coin purses made of recycled bicycle tires at Live Greene.

Above: Eco-friendly wrapping paper and a reusable canvas gift bag at Live Greene. Above right. Glassware made of recycled bottles at Live Greene.

he holidays between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day are treasured times for gift-giving, but the increased waste may put a damper on celebrations. Choosing eco-friendly gifts and wrapping papers can put a smile on recipients’ faces while mitigating this season’s environmental impact. Household waste increases by 25 percent over the holidays and amounts to five million extra tons in America’s landfills, according to San Mateo County’s RecycleWorks program. Recycled or repurposed gift-giving not only cuts down on that waste but may present a more exciting option for gift recipients, according to David Greene, owner and operator of Palo Alto eco-gift shop LiveGreene. “Everyone loves to give a gift that has a story. And every eco-gift tells a story of what it was and how it changed,” Greene said. Four million tons of trash annually comes from gift-wrap and shopping bags, according to RecycleWorks. Recycled or reusable wrappings can be a first step towards “greening up” your holiday season even if your friends and family have their eyes set on gadgets or conventional gifts. Holiday-themed bags made from recycled materials give a festive yet eco-friendly note to the gift-giving season and can be easily reused by your gift recipient. A range of recycled-materials gift bags can be purchased from LiveGreene. Affordable wrapping paper is also available from Whole Foods Los Altos, which stocks brands such as Waste Not Paper ($5). “Most of the wrapping paper that we sell year-round is made from recycled materials, and they’re really cute designs, too,” buyer Nadia Zep said. “We also have fun cards which have seeds in them, so when someone is done with their card, they can plant it.” These cards are made from 100 percent recycled paper and come embedded with wildflower seeds. After the card is read, it can be planted and watered, letting your

message live on in the form of flowers while reducing the number of cards clogging landfills or memento boxes. Seed-embedded wrapping papers and cards are available on Colorado seed-paper company Bloomin’s website, www.bloomin.com.

Quirky kitchen utensils sold at Live Greene.

But it isn’t just wrapping paper and cards that can add an ecofriendly flair to your holidays. A wide variety of creative gifts made of recycled, repurposed and sustainably produced materials are available at local businesses. But question the stereotypes about such gifts; they don’t need to be “crunchy” or sacrifice on style. Bracelets and belts made of repurposed rubber tires would be a playful choice for a fashion-forward friend, Greene said. Made in Santa Cruz with an industrial sewing machine, they look much like a traditional braided belt but have an edgier, industrial appeal. An added benefit, the belts are easy on the wallet at $30. Eco-friendly gifts can be utilitarian as well as playful, Greene said. Stylish bags and wallets made from recycled bike tubes are durable and might brighten up an avid bicyclist’s commute. Or, consider glassware made from recycled glass for a favorite barware enthusiast. Boston Warehouse’s line of cheeky cooking and cleaning utensils may be a good choice for a friend or culinary-inclined family member. The quirky line of potato mashers, bottle openers, graters, pizza cutters and other tools destined for the kitchen-utensil drawer ($10 each) are playfully designed with faces and made of recycled plastic. Continued on next page

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“They’re a good seller for Secret Santas,” Greene said. “They’re whimsical and tell a story, but they’re practical as well.”

As for the children on your holiday shopping list, consider a Green Start puzzle set, $10-$15, made from 98 percent postrecycled materials and soybased inks. Oversized recycled cardboard castles, complete

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with non-toxic crayons, indulge kids’ imaginative sides and are affordable at $18. Young children seem everfond of plastic toys each winter season, but it’s possible to follow their holiday wish lists with environmentally-friendly plastic options, local retailers said. Green Toys, a collection of classic toys, are made of 100 percent high-density polyurethane sourced from recycled milk jugs. “Kids put everything in their mouths, so these are very clean toys,” Greene said. The Green Toys are also available at Whole Foods Los Altos and Menlo Park toy store Cheeky Monkey, where assistant manager Kimberly Vasquez said that they are popular purchases by parents and gift-givers. Buying toys made in California has the added benefit of reducing the carbon blueprint of your gifts. “They buy these because they are made locally out of recycled plastic,” she said of the California-based company’s offerings. They include toys for a variety of ages; stacking cups and building blocks, racecars, dump trucks, school buses, recycling trucks, and even jump ropes made from what might otherwise be destined for landfill. Whether you give family and friends eco-friendly gifts, gift wrap or cards, you’re choosing “gifts that are sure to make the giver and receiver feel good this holiday season,” Jennifer Marples, Whole Foods spokesperson, said. And the reduced environmental impact of recycling and repurposing during the holidays won’t feel bad, either. ■

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he holiday season is stressful. We often nullify the joys of abundant food and blissful company by fretting over holiday gifts, tension between relatives and colossal stacks of dishes balanced precariously in the sink. Unfortunately, travel is no longer a viable option to reduce stress. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and airlines regulations coupled with over-packing and too many gadgets have created environments hectic enough to beat Christmas Eve shopping. Here are some thoughts on travel accessories to rejuvenate your next vacation or business trip — or perhaps make ideal holiday gifts for the traveler. First of all, the tricks to smooth travel are preparation and multipurpose items. Never underestimate the power of a flamboyantly colored suitcase with an inbuilt TSA-approved lock. Edwards Luggage, located in the Stanford Shopping Center, stocks Rimowa suitcases in a range of colors that will allow you to quickly identify your luggage on the conveyor belt and reduce chances that others will mistake your bag for theirs. “Rimowa’s polycarbonate suitcases are lightweight yet tough,” says Leslie Ebert, the owner of Edwards Luggage. A three-tumbler combination lock saves you from having to remember where you put your keys. Coupled with a handheld digital scale from Going In Style, another travel store in the Stanford Shopping Center, guarantees you full control of your bags. You’ll also be happy to know that both stores carry the Scottevest Essential Travel jacket, a unisex jacket with 22 pockets, whose Teflon coating repels water and stains. The jacket’s pockets hold IDs, passports, an iPad, headphones and more. There is even a clean-

Rimowa suitcases in a variety of sizes and colors.

ing cloth for glasses attached to the jacket’s seam. With strict weight requirements for carryon bags, “it’s like wearing your luggage,” says Marilyn Ashby, the owner of Going In Style. For those fearful of pickpockets, both stores carry PacSafe’s handbags and wallets. PacSafe’s bags contain two steel wires threaded through the strap and hidden mesh wires to protect the sides of the bags from slashing. The zippers clasp onto the strap to make it near impossible for pickpockets to unzip bags. Precautions, however, are still necessary including carrying photocopies of your passport and leaving extra money, passports and valuables such as jewelry in secure places like the

hotel safe. Be aware that high-tech crooks carry reading devices to scan the electronic tags on the latest passports and credit-card chips, which contain all of your personal information. Crowded places like airports serve as nesting grounds for these technological pickpockets. Travelers may consider bringing a wallet or passport holder that blocks radio-frequency identification (RFID) to reduce the risk of identity theft. GoToobs are refillable bottles that help travelers organize fluids in their carry-on bags. Edwards Luggage sells them in five different colors to allow easy identification and three sizes for

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Front, from left: a handheld digital scale, GoToob refillable bottle, Mobius solar-powered iPhone charger and PacSafe wallet. In back: PacSafe handbags.

different liquids. The back of each GoToob bottle has a suction cup to adhere to shower walls. The dispenser’s “no-drip mouth� tightly seals to avoid spills and its rubber tip squirts out small drops of liquids. “GoToobs prevent the jet of liquids that often explode out of pressurized bottles,� says Ebert. Edwards Luggage also sells various sizes of packing folders from Eagle Creek to help disorganized travelers compartmentalize their clothing. Flight attendants swear by rolling up clothes to fit more items in suitcases. But rolled clothing often crumbles into an undistinguishable mess. Ebert demonstrates how to fold dress pants, shirts and skirts by wrapping them in the folders to stay wrinkle-free. She says the folders are great for business trips, especially when travelers need to keep their clothes looking fresh. “They’re good for laying clothes flat and leaves room for bulkier items like your hairdryer and boots,� says Ebert. The ultimate strategy to keep clothes fresh is bringing wrinkle-free clothing. Boutique 4, a women’s clothing store in Mountain View, sells clothes for travelers who plan to attend any event from business meetings, to fancy dinners, to evening parties. “Eighty percent of what we carry will travel really well,� says Tamara Michel, the co-owner of Boutique 4. Michel suggests that travelers pick clothes from a color palate to ensure that everything

they bring mixes and matches. “Layering is key for travel,� she says. “The ultimate multipurpose item is the Butter dress,� says Michel. The Butter dress is a one-size-fits-all garment that has a circular-cut skirt that drapes gently over any waist and two extremely long straps to be tied in various designs. The Butter dress comes in more than 20 different colors. The charm of the dress comes from its the flexibility. The material is very stretchy, yet durable and the straps can be tied to flatter any figure and occasion. Michel says finding imaginative ways to tie the dress guarantees that you never wear the same dress twice. She suggests bringing it on holidays like cruises where buffets and foodpampering adventures may leave travelers needing more accommodating clothing. Ebert agrees that multipurpose clothing makes packing easy and stress-free. She recommends bringing fewer clothes in favor of more accessories. “Accessories help make outfits look different. Any way to reduce the amount you have to carry is good,� she says. Her favorite scarf is the Chilly Jilly Pashmina. She wrapped the scarf around her waist like a skirt when a guard would not let her wear shorts into a church in Italy. “You can wear the Pashmina like a shawl, a headscarf, on the beach with your bikini or around your neck,� she says. Vacation and business trips would not be complete without entertainment. To ensure many hours of comfortable use, try the tyPad, an iPad 2 case, sold at Edwards Luggage. It holds the tablet in an upright posi-

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tion and contains a built-in Bluetooth keyboard. Edwards Luggage also carries an iPhone charger from Mobius. This unique charger runs on solar power. It is a great gift for hikers and travelers who will be far from electric sources to charge their iPhone. “The charger acts like a second fully charged battery,� says Ebert. “We’ve already sold out and are waiting for new stock.� Consider nontraditional travel items that may alleviate your stress levels. Boutique 4 carries small sponges that sweep up stains like deodorant and toothpaste marks on dark clothing. They will keep your outfit looking refreshed when bathrooms and washing machines are inaccessible. Boutique 4 also carries Shower Steamers — small balls to use in the shower that release aromatherapy oils to relax your body and mind. It is a great substitute for a bath. Lastly, the best selling item in Going In Style and Edwards Luggage is jetlag tablets to alleviate fatigue and sleeplessness. In light of stringent travel regulations, the travel industry evolved impressively to meet your travel needs. Ironically, keeping the myriad of innovative gadgets to a minimum may actually keep you calmer. Focusing on unwinding, turning off electronics and enjoying your well-deserved break will help you recharge your batteries for 2012. “Be patient and have a good attitude. Go with the flow,� recommends Ashby. ■ Editorial Intern Anna Li can be emailed at ali@mv-voice.com.

  

           

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AMAZING ESTATE, ATHERTON $24,000,000 6 BR 8 full BA + 2 half Extraordinary turreted chateau. Fabulous gourmet kitchen. Amazing custom finishes. Carol MacCorkle 650.324.4456

NEW CONSTRUCTION! PORTOLA VALLEY $7,750,000 5 BR 4 full BA + 2 half Striking Contemporary home w/7,000 SF on over 1 ac w/gst hse. Pool & verdant valley views. Hanna Shacham 650.324.4456

GREAT VALUE & LOCATION! WOODSIDE $6,950,000 4 BR 3.5 BA 10 yr old Craftsman style on aprx. 3 ac in Central WDS. Pool, spa, pond, barn & guest hse. Jim McCahon 650.851.2666

UPPER OLIVE HILL, WOODSIDE $5,798,000 308 Olive Hill Lane 5 BR 5 BA Exclusive upper Olive Hill location. Total remodel in 03. Gorgeous setting & very private! Sean Foley 650.323.7751

NEW PRICE! WOODSIDE $5,795,000 4 BR 5.5 BA Traditional home w/views of Western Hills on spacious 4.37 acres. Portola Valley schools. Hugh Cornish 650.324.4456

BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION! ATHERTON $3,498,000 5 BR 4.5 BA Classic French newly constructed home. High end details and finishes. Hossein Jalali 650.323.7751

STUNNING WESTERN VIEWS! PORTOLA VALLEY $3,495,000 4 BR 3.5 BA Classic Cliff May design, LR,DR, kit./family rm, 2.5 acs in Westridge. www.270 Mapache.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

SUPERB EICHLER REMODEL! PALO ALTO $1,489,000 4 BR 2 BA Sensational Eichler remodel. Open flr plan. Kit, FR, DR, LR & office all rolled into one. Geraldine Asmus 650.325.6161

1359SQFT ON 5020SQFT LOT! PALO ALTO $1,325,000 3 BR 2 BA Beautiful remodeled ranch in Crescent Park. Hardwood floors. Updated kitchen. Ken Morgan & Arlene Gault 650.328.5211

PRICE REDUCED, MENLO PARK $825,000 3 BR 2.5 BA Within walking distance to downtown MP. New paint & carpet, hdwd floors, & high ceilings. Buffy Bianchini 650.851.2666

JUST LISTED, REDWOOD CITY $759,000 3 BR 1 BA Remod in ‘09. 3bd/1ba + bonus rm off kit, frml DR. hrdwd flrs throughout, heated flr bath. Jennifer Whelan 650.323.7751

HORGAN RANCH, REDWOOD CITY $539,000 3 BR 2 BA Many upgrades: New kitchen and baths, built-in stereo, A/C. Rentable guest area. Tom Boeddiker 650.324.4456

ATHERTON

MOUNTAIN VIEW

GORGEOUS GROUNDS

$8,500,000

72 Ralston Rd 6 BR 8.5 BA Stunning w/amazing light fixtrs & designer flair.Sophisticated modern European elegance. Tom LeMieux 650.323.7751

MENLO PARK SCHOOLS

$2,150,000

Lindenwood hm on almost 1 ac w/pool,spa,gazebo,sport crt & Thomas Church designed gardens. Tom LeMieux 650.323.7751

BEST VALUE

$1,498,000

6 BR 3.5 BA Elegant living room, gourmet kitchen overlooks the FR, separate office, and lovely yard. Keri Nicholas 650.323.7751

1939 CHARMER

$998,000

521 TYRELLA AVE.

SUPERB CENTRAL LOCATION $699,000

Spacious duplex in Mtn. View! Each unit has 2 bedrooms,1 bath, & garage! BY APPT. ONLY! DiPali Shah 650.325.6161

2455 ELKA AVENUE

$675,000

4 BR 2 BA Sought after Monta Loma fixer on wonderful street. Probate Sale. By Appointment Only. Kevin Klemm 650.328.5211

2529 MARDELL WAY

$675,000

4 BR 2 BA Desirable Monta Loma fixer upper on a 7,140 sq.ft. lot. Probate Sale. Shown by appt only. Kevin Klemm 650.328.5211

PALO ALTO

2 BR 1 BA Darling country cottage with white picket fence, just awaiting your loving personal touch. Anne Negus/Linda Samaha 650.324.4456

EXCLUSIVE LISTING!

$4,895,000

LOS ALTOS

REMODELED, STATELY IN/OUT

$4,295,000

NEW LISTING!

$2,349,000

4 BR 3.5 BA Fantastic 3,256 sqft two-level home ideally located close to downtown in N. Los Altos. Hanna Shacham 650.324.4456

BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED!

$1,349,000

3 BR 2 BA Wonderfully remodeled with designer touches. Spacious rms, great flr plan, divine setting! Deborah Greenberg 650.328.5211

LOS ALTOS HILLS JUST LISTED!

$5,950,000

5 BR 4.5 BA Fantastic opportunity! 1.12 AC parcel w/main hse & pool + 1.25 AC parcel w/gst hse, more! Bonnie Biorn 650.324.4456

MENLO PARK 15,000+ SF FLAG LOT

$3,998,000

5 BR 4.5 BA Brand new private gated 5,050 sf west Menlo estate. Most stunning, quality floorplan. Sam Anagnostou 650.323.7751

LAS LOMITAS SCHOOLS!

$1,895,000

4 BR 3.5 BA Approx 3200 SF 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home. Exclusive listing. Hossein Jalali 650.323.7751

TOP FLOOR UNIT

$929,000

2 BR 2 BA Unobstructed golf course views from this top floor unit in great location! Maya & Jason Sewald 650.323.7751

SIX FOOT WINDOWS!

$920,000

3 BR 2 BA Luxury in the heart of downtown!Outstanding appointments,elegant stone,marble & granite. Matthew Shanks 650.323.7751

TOP FLOOR!

$775,000

2 BR 2 BA Reminiscent of a Paris loft is this wonderful townhome in desirable west Menlo Park. Maya & Jason Sewald 650.323.7751

5 BR 4.5 BA Stunning new construction in prime Crescent Park! 3231 SF home on landscaped 8300 SF lot. Hanna Shacham 650.324.4456

4 BR 3.5 BA Fabulous location, 4,000 +/-SQ FT, 13,500 SQ FT lot. Remodeled! Must see beautiful home. Cindy Liebsch 650.324.4456

BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED!

$2,288,000

5 BR 4 BA Enormous living - dining - family - kit area + 2 patios on cul-de-sac. 10,956 sq.ft. lot! Geraldine Asmus 650.325.6161

NEW PRICE!

$2,200,000

4 BR 3.5 BA New price! Barron Park. First class finishes, spacious rooms, high ceilings & Gunn HS. Lyn Jason Cobb 650.324.4456

ELEGANT PALO ALTO CONDO!

$659,000

NEW PRICE!

$599,000

3 BR 2 BA Elegant Palo Alto condo, large master bedroom, updated kitchen. Pool. Great schools! Alan & Nicki Loveless 650.325.6161

2 BR 2 BA Price slashed! Motivated seller! Best Value in downtown Palo Alto! Carol MacCorkle 650.324.4456

PORTOLA VALLEY

$2,649,000

3 BR 2.5 BA Custom home, approx 2.5acs in Westridge subdivision Dean Asborno 650.851.1961

RARE OPPORTUNITY

$2,500,000

9+acres of serenity, borders Foothills Park w/amazing private views awaits dream estate. Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

SOPHISTICATION & ELEGANCE

$1,895,000

4 BR 2 BA Extensive remodel.Approx 2,330+sf, 0.23ac adj.to common areas. www.2PortolaGreenCircle.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

NEW PRICE!

$1,549,000

5 BR 3 BA Custom built contemporary w/stunning views. Open flr plan w/bonus/office. Great location! Karen Fryling/Rebecca Johnson 650.324.4456

ORIGINAL MID-CENTURY

$1,369,000

3 BR 2 BA home on ¼ acre in the ever-popular Corte Madera neighborhood. www.110CorteMadera.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

GREAT LOCATION!

$1,279,000

3 BR 2 BA Updated 3BR,2BA in central Portola Valley. Library and excellent schools. Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

SERENE SETTING

$649,000

2 BR 1 BA Modern & Stylish updated interior. Sought after location on a street-to-street corner lot. David Formichi 415.806.1010

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOUSE

$508,000

+office. Approved plans for beautiful “green home” on private lot w/views. Fpl in kit/LR. Kathie Christie 650.851.1961

REDWOOD CITY ROY CLOUD SCHOOLS

$1,249,000

4 BR 3.5 BA Cozy, secluded, wooded setting in Emerald Hills. Many upgrades with view of city lights! James Milton 650.324.4456

PICTURE PERFECT!

$679,000

INCREDIBLE VIEWS!

$5,950,000

EXPANSIVE ESTATE PROPERTY

$5,450,000

JUST LISTED!

5 BR 3 full BA + 3 half in main house. 2/1 Gsthse,pool/ spa,cabana,solar-energy sys.Approx 2.8acs. www.158Pinon.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

2 BR 1 BA Charming home remodeled between 2005 and 2008. Eat-in kitchen, HW floors, more! Cristina Bliss 650.324.4456

ONE OF A KIND!

$5,200,000

PRIME MOUNT CARMEL LOT!

3 BR 2.5 BA Westridge home w/new photovoltaic. Gsthouse/ pool, 2.6 acres www.20Naranja.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

Build your dream estate on this beautiful 10 acres.Adjoins Arastradero Open Space Preserve Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

ESTATE HOME IN BLUE OAKS

$4,250,000

5 BR 4.5 BA Outstanding views from this custom Blue Oaks home approx. 5,200 sq.ft. Approx. 2.5 acres. Dean Asborno 650.851.1961

INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY

$4,200,000

13+ ACRES w/Amazing Views, 3br,2.5ba home, barn & apt. Adjoinging 9+ parcel also for sale. Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

Remodeled 2BR/1BA ~ Lots of natural light w/open floor plan & award-winning gardens! Jennifer Whelan 650.323.7751

$475,000

$335,000

Beautiful 6880 sf lot on a wonderful street. Ready to draw plans for your dream house! Alexandra Von Der Groeben 650.325.6161

$395,000

2 BR 1 BA Price Reduced! End unit on top level. Lots of sunlight & views of open space. Stack W&D. Ann Griffiths 650.325.6161

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CHARMING TH ON CUL-DE-SAC

$605,000

4 BR 2.5 BA Rare opportunity. Charming 4BR TH on a cul-desac w/upgrades. End unit w/2 yards. A/C. Niloo Karimi-James 650.325.6161

WOODSIDE PRIME LOCATION!

$29,000,000

Private prestigious location. 11+ acre property in central Woodside close to town. Susie Dews & Shena Hurley 650.325.6161

WOODSIDE ESTATE HOME

$17,500,000

3 BR 3.5 BA Surrounded by just under 7 ac, this gated home was custom-built to impeccable standards. Steven Gray 650.851.2666

20 PRIME ACRES

$11,000,000

7 BR 6.5 BA 20 prime acres adj. to the town of Atherton. Magnificent views of SF Bay & glorious hills. Steven Lessard 650.851.2666

PANORAMIC VIEWS

$2,988,000

4 BR 3.5 BA Stunning split level contemporary on 4.85 secluded ac. 3 car grg, pool and 1bd/1ba gsthse. Francis Hunter 650.851.2666

REMODELED RANCH

$2,598,000

4 BR 2 BA Elegant living room, exquisite master suite overlooks pool, landscaped 37,000 sf backyard. Keri Nicholas 650.323.7751

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME

$2,395,000

Flat 3.15 +/- acres in prime central Woodside, Portola Valley schools. Keri Nicholas 650.323.7751

PANORAMIC VIEWS

$1,795,000

3 BR 3 BA 4+ private acres w/custom house, stunning views & guest house. Minutes to Town and I-280. Molly Westrate 650.851.2666

ENCHANTING

$1,795,000

3 BR 3 BA Thoughtfully updated home. Grand living room, gourmet kitchen, family rm, sun room. Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

FOREST SETTING

$1,550,000

3 BR 2 BA Reminiscent of rustic mountain retreat with sophistication. 2.5+ ac, Portola Valley Schls. Judy Byrnes 650.851.2666

SPACIOUS HOME

$1,495,000

3 BR 2 BA Built in 1989 & remod. in 2009 w/gorgeous bay view located on 12.5 ac in PV School Dist. Margot Lockwood 650.851.2666

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150 Volunteers Conversation Partners needed Fosterers Needed for Moffet Cats homeless cats need your help

152 Research Study Volunteers FREE Groceries! Receive $2000 in Grocery Savings! Grocery Stimulus Program provides $2000 savings to participants of shopping survey. ALL MAJOR AND LOCAL supermarkets! Call now 877-301-1691

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240 Furnishings/ Household items Designer Light Fixture - $120 Ligne Roset Dining Set - $1200/BO Saeco Aroma Espresso Machine - 85.00

245 Miscellaneous

Holiday Pet Photos with Santa!

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120 Auctions Advertise Your Auction in 240 California newspapers for one low cost of $550. Your 25 word classified ad reaches over 6 million+ Californians. Free brochure call Elizabeth (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN)

For Sale 201 Autos/Trucks/ Parts

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BMW 2008 328i Sedan - $23,988

Special Bike Rack for Eurovan Vo - 250

Flute & Picolo Excel. cond., cases. Ideal for student. $100 ea. 650/305-1367

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133 Music Lessons Barton-Holding Music Studio Accepting new students for private vocal lessons. All levels. Call Laura Barton, 650/965-0139 FUN, Piano/Guitar/Violin Lessons

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202 Vehicles Wanted CASH FOR CARS Any Car/Truck. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Call For Instant Offer: 1-888-420-3808 www.cash4car.com Donate A Vehicle = 2011 tax deduction! Help struggling families. Cars, trucks, boats and RV’s wanted running or not. Free towing/ Tax deductible. 877-493-GIVE (4483). www.MakeADifferenceDonations.org (Cal-SCAN) Donate Your Car, Truck, Boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. 888-902-6851. (Cal-SCAN)

Kid’s Stuff 345 Tutoring/ Lessons Art with Emily: Unique Lessons artwithemily.com 650-856-9571 Chess Lessons for kids and adult French Group lesson 650-691-9863

355 Items for Sale 4 Years BOY Summer clothes$40 Avent bottles,bowls,forks,spoons Box withBoyBabyBlankets/comforte BOY24mon SUMMER only clothes Child Safety Gate $25.00 Jackets BOY 6mon-3 years $5

203 Bicycles

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260 Sports & Exercise Equipment

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Piano Lessons in your home Children and adults. Christina Conti, B.M. 15+ yrs exp. 650/493-6950

Roof Rack for Eurovan volkswagen - 250

250 Musical Instruments

130 Classes & Instruction

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210 Garage/Estate Sales 215 Collectibles & Antiques Sale! Antique Dealer Moving!

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560 Employment Information Disability Benefits through Social Security. You Win or Pay Us Nothing. Contact Disability Group, Inc. Today! BBB Accredited. Call For Your FREE Book and Consultation. 877-490-6596. (Cal-SCAN) Driver Build your own hometime! Daily pay! New trucks! Local orientation. 31 Service Centers. Van and Refrigerated. CDL-A, 3 months recent experience required. 800-414-9569. www.driveknight.com (Cal-SCAN) Driver Stable career. No experience needed! Sign on bonuses available! Top industry pay and quality training. 100% Paid CDL Training. 1-800-326-2778. www.JoinCRST.com (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: 13 Needed Need 13 good drivers. Top 5% Pay and 401K. 2 Months CDL Class A Driving Experience. 1-877-258-8782 www.MeltonTruck.com (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: CDL Training Career Central. No money down. CDL Training. Work for us or let us work for you! Unbeatable Career Opportunities. *Trainee *Company Driver *Lease Operator Earn up to $51k *Lease Trainers Earn up to $80k 1-877-369-7126. www.CentralDrivingJobs.net (Cal-SCAN) Metal Building Erectors Western Canada opportunities. Relocation assistance provided, on-site accommodation. Wage: $25+, drug test req. Clark Builders. www.ClarkBuilders. com careers@clarkbuilders.com. F: 1-888-403-3051. P: 1-877-416-6815 (VM) (Cal-SCAN) Paid In Advance! Make $1,000 a Week mailing brochures from home! Guaranteed Income! FREE Supplies! No experience required. Start Immediately! www.homemailerprogram.net (AAN CAN)

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Business Services 645 Office/Home Business Services Advertise Truck Driver Jobs in 240 California newspapers for one low cost of $550. Your 25 word classified ad reaches over 6 million+ Californians. Free brochure call Elizabeth (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN) Classified Advertising Reach Californians with a Classified ad in almost every county! Experience the power of classifieds! Combo~California Daily and Weekly Networks. One order. One payment. Free Brochures. elizabeth@cnpa.com or (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN) Display Advertising Place a business card sized ad in 140 California newspapers for one low cost of $1,550. Your display 3.75x2� ad reaches over 3 million+ Californians. Free brochure call Elizabeth (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN)

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Home Services 710 Carpentry Cabinetry-Individual Designs Precise, 3-D Computer Modeling: Mantels * Bookcases * Workplaces * Wall Units * Window Seats. Ned Hollis, 650/856-9475

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779 Organizing Services End the Clutter & Get Organized Residential Organizing by Debra Robinson (650)941-5073

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ing owner(s): MIKE LANZA 226 Yale Road Menlo Park, CA 94025 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on November 16, 2011. (Almanac Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 2011) MIND IN MOVEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 247688 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Mind In Movement, located at 18 Greenbrier Ct., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): KATHARINE SALERA 18 Greenbrier Ct. Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on November 17, 2011. (Almanac Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 2011) BOCCI DESIGNS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 247608 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Bocci Designs, located at 125 Somerset Street, Redwood City, CA 94062, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): EILEEN R. BOCCI 125 Somerset Street Redwood City, CA 94062 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 10/31/2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on November 14, 2011. (Almanac Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011) BUILDING PERFORMANCE NETWORK BPN FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 247595 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: 1.) Building Performance Network, 2.) BPN, located at 358 Lakeview Way, Emerald Hills, CA 94062, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): SAINT SAPHORIN CORPORATION 358 Lakeview Way Emerald Hills, CA 94062 California Corporation. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on November 14, 2011. (Almanac Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 2011) THE COLLEGE TOOLBOX FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 247840 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: The College Toolbox 1810 Cordilleras Redwood City, CA 94062, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): JAMES KOBLICK 1810 Cordilleras Redwood City, CA 94062 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 11/01/2011 . This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on November 30, 2011. (Almanac Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011)

THE PENINSULA’S FREE CLASSIFIEDS WEBSITE TO RESPOND TO ADS WITHOUT PHONE NUMBERS GO TO WWW.FOGSTER.COM 997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0085045 Title Order No. 11-0068148 Investor/Insurer No. 114049639 APN No. 079-181-240 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/23/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.” Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ANDREW CHARLES TEMKIN, ELIZABETH MAHON TEMKIN HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY, dated 09/23/2005 and recorded 9/29/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-169931, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Mateo County, State of California, will sell on 12/21/2011 at 1:00PM, At the Marshall Street entrance to the Hall of Justice and Records, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94061 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 166 CRESCENT AVENUE, PORTOLA VALLEY, CA, 94028. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,389,806.43. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/26/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4126346 11/30/2011, 12/07/2011, 12/14/2011 Almanac Trustee Sale No. 253697CA Loan No. 3010242711 Title Order No. 943627 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07-03-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12-21-2011 at 12:30 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 07-11-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2006-102904, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County, California, executed by: GERALD W KEARBY AND, MONIQUE L WALDRON HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held

by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE MARSHALL STREET ENTRANCE TO THE HALL OF JUSTICE AND RECORDS, 400 COUNTY CENTER, REDWOOD CITY, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,180,785.23 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 530 WURR RD LOMA MAR, CA 94021 APN Number: 084-040-050-1 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 11-232011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee RIKKI JACOBS, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com P896293 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/2011 Almanac ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO Case No.: CIV509778 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: CAREN KAMMEYER ON BEHALF OF HALEY JOANNE SELLERS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: HALEY JOANNE SELLERS to HALEY JOANNE KAMMEYER. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: December 28, 2011, 9:00 a.m., Dept.: PJ, Room: 2E of the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, located at 400 County Center, Room B, Redwood City, CA 94063. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: THE ALMANAC Date: November 16, 2011 /s/ Beth Labson Freeman JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (The Almanac Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 2011) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: A531263 CA Unit Code: A Loan No: 87811769/GEE JR. AP #1: 062-065070-5 EAST WEST INVESTMENTS, INC., as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest

conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: PHILIP C. GEE JR., MARIA E. GEE Recorded June 1, 2006 as Instr. No. 2006-082229 in Book —- Page —- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded August 26, 2011 as Instr. No. 11-97859 in Book —- Page —- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED MAY 22, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 1014 MADERA AVENUE, MENLO PARK, CA 94025 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: DECEMBER 27, 2011, AT 12:30 P.M. *AT THE MARSHALL STREET ENTRANCE TO THE HALL OF JUSTICE AND RECORDS 400 COUNTY CENTER REDWOOD CITY, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $538,042.60. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code § 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has not obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: November 28, 2011 EAST WEST INVESTMENTS, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary MARLENE CLEGHORN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711-1988 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available , the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 950448 PUB: 12/07/11, 12/14/11, 12/21/11 Almanac NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: A531253 CA Unit Code: A Loan No: 87813092/GEE JR. AP #1: 070-343100-7 EAST WEST INVESTMENTS, INC., as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: PHILIP C. GEE JR., MARIA E. GEE Recorded February 28, 2008 as Instr. No. 2008-021285 in Book —- Page —- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded August 26,

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2011 as Instr. No. 11-97858 in Book —- Page —- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED FEBRUARY 13, 2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 97 SANTIAGO AVENUE, ATHERTON, CA 94027 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: DECEMBER 29, 2011, AT 12:30 P.M. *AT THE MARSHALL STREET ENTRANCE TO THE HALL OF JUSTICE AND RECORDS 400 COUNTY CENTER REDWOOD CITY, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $1,140,744.17. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code § 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has not obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: November 28, 2011 EAST WEST INVESTMENTS, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary MARLENE CLEGHORN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711-1988 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available , the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 950449 PUB: 12/07/11, 12/14/11, 12/21/11 Almanac ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO Case No.: CIV509889 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: NAZIA GIVENS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: YOUSEUF MOHAMMAD MESKIENYAR to YOSEF GIVENS. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Friday, January 6, 2012, 9:00 a.m., Dept.: PJ, Room: 2E of the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on

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370-4030 ELIZABETH GODBEY, VICE PRESIDENT 46 N. Second Street Campbell, CA 95008 PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P902569 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/2011 Almanac

Trustee Sale No. 171-061294 Loan No. 4794 Title Order No. 5881242 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01-25-2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12-27-2011 at 12:30 PM, WACHTER INVESTMENTS INC. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01-31-2007, Instrument 2007-015547 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County, California, executed by: TOWRU IKEDA AND NANCY H IKEDA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, WACHTER INVESTMENTS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, ITS SUCCESSORS AND/OR ASSIGNEES, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction the trustor's interest in the property described below, to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. The sale will be held by the duly appointed agent for the trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the agent for the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE MARSHALL ST. ENTRANCE TO THE HALL OF JUSTICE AND RECORDS, 400 COUNTY CENTER, REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $387,249.75(estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 46 LA LOMA DRIVE , MENLO PARK, CA 94025 APN Number: 074-150-600-0 The undersigned agent for the Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. DATE: 11-30-2011 FOR TRUSTEE'S SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL (714) 573-1965, OR VISIT WEBSITE: www.priorityposting. com PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC., AS AGENT FOR THE TRUSTEE (408)-

Proposition 65 Warning L-3 Communications Randtron Antenna Systems operates facilities located at and around 130 Constitution Dr., Menlo Park which uses and emits chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. We do not believe that any person is exposed to these chemicals at levels constituting a health or safety risk. However, we have not made a formal determination that actual exposure levels are below the Proposition 65 "no significant risk" levels for carcinogens or "no observable effect" levels for chemicals known to cause reproductive harm, and we have not performed a risk analysis to determine the precise amount of exposure that any individual would receive over a 70 year period. Proposition 65 therefore obligates us to provide this warning to potentially effected individuals. Further information may be obtained by contacting L-3 Randtron Antenna Systems at 650-326-9500 Ext. 483. (Almanac Dec. 14, 2011) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO Case No.: CIV509936 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner LYDIA CARDOZA BELLO filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: LYDIA CARDOZA BELLO to LYDIA B. CARDOZA. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: January 10, 2012, 9:00 a.m., Dept.: PJ, Room: 2E of the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, located at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: THE ALMANAC. Date: December 2, 2011 /s/ Beth Labson Freeman JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (The Almanac Dec. 14, 21, 28, 2011, Jan. 4, 2012)

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