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Woodside director screens ‘Tapestries of Hope’ “Tapestries of Hope,” a documentary on young rape survivors in Zimbabwe, directed by Michealene Cristini Risley of Woodside, will be screened simultaneously in more than 100 movie theaters nationwide on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Locally, a free screening will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Landmark Aquarius Theatre, 430 Emerson St. in Palo Alto. The public is invited to attend. The one-hour film focuses on the work done by activist Betty Makoni, founder of the Girl Child Network in Zimbabwe, which aims to empower and protect young women who were raped based on the false belief that sex with a virgin will cure HIV/AIDS, according to a “Tapestries of Hope” press release. Ms. Risley filmed the documentary in 2007. As a result of her filming, she was jailed, interrogated, and deported from Zimbabwe. She was freed with the help of the U.S. government and escaped with her film footage. In April of this year, Ms. Risley won Silicon Valley’s
Michealene Cristini Risley
Women of Influence Award. The screening is intended to raise awareness of the International Violence Against Women Act and encourage audience members to contact their representatives in Congress to support and fund the legislation, according to the press release. The screenings are sponsored by a coalition of international organizations, including Something to Talk About, Facebook, and Women Thrive Worldwide. The documentary is being distributed through the Screenvision cinema network. Go to tapestriesofhope.com for more information.
Church welcomes education leader Courtney Stange-Tregear is the new director of faith formation at Ladera Community Church in Portola Valley. Her mission is to build intergenerational participation in both worship and education, says Myrtle Carey, a spokesperson for the church. “As a mother of two young children, she has a personal interest in building faith from the ground up, and thinks Ladera Church provides a rich community in which to nourish spiritual life from young children to adults,” says Ms. Carey. Originally from the Bay Area, Ms. Stange-Tregear received her bachelor’s degree from St. Johnís College in Annapolis, Maryland; her master’s degree in research and philosophy of religion from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom; and her master of divinity degree in worship, theology and the arts from Andover Newton Theological School in Maine. For the past five years, she has served in Massachusetts as a youth minister and chaplain intern. Most recently, she was interim associate pastor at Foothills Congregational Church in
Los Altos. “She brings a breadth of experience, an insightful mind, and a passion for nurturing spiritual life and practice for all ages,” says the Rev. Lindsay L. Fulmer, who came to the Ladera church as its first female pastor in October 2008. Ms. Stange-Tregear says that she sees her role as mentor and guide. “Faith is a task for a lifetime,” she says. “I will work with members of all ages as we pursue our calls to love, charity, spirituality and justice.” Ladera Community Church is at 3000 Alpine Road in Ladera. Go to ladera.org for more information.
Katie, 11, and her mom, Stanford oncologist Dr. Ellie Guardino.
11-year-old raises $25,000 for mom Money goes to Komen Foundation to fight breast cancer This story was submitted by Samantha Lieberman of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate.
Katie helped care for her mom as she struggled through her cancer treatments. On Sunday, Sept. 26, Katie and her mom walked in the Susan G. Komen Race for the leven-year-old Menlo Park resident Katie Cure in San Francisco, a 5K walk and run Guardino knows a lot about cancer. She to raise funds for breast cancer research and has grown up with a mom who fights treatment. About 7,000 people participated and breast cancer for a living. Katie was the No. 1 fundraiser. Katie’s mother, Stanford oncologist Dr. Ellie Katie sent out letters to friends, family memGuardino, helps patients extend their lives bers and teachers with a picture of her and her through advanced treatments and breast can- mom, and received more than $25,000 in donacer clinical trials. She fights for the cure in her tions in support of her walk. The donations lab, where she and other specialists develop continue to roll in. vaccines to target specific immunological gene Katie and her mom were dressed in pink at therapies for patients. Sunday’s walk, walking hand in hand. Katie’s One of her specialties is helping young breast experience writing all those letters to patients cancer patients with future fertility. Dr. Guar- prepared her for the individual thank you notes dino wants every womshe has written to each an to have the chance to and every donor. experience parenthood “Adults always tell Nothing could have been more of a as she has with Katie kids that life is not surprise in 2008 to Katie or her family fair,” Katie wrote. “I and her two brothers. She has helped believe that now. My when her mom received her own patients successfully Mom sees patients all diagnosis of Stage 3 melanoma. harvest their eggs and day, works in her lab on make embryos before the weekends, writes they start chemothergrant requests at night apy and radiation so they have the option of after she tucks me and my brothers in bed, and becoming moms in the future. Many of Dr. SHE gets cancer??! I hope the money I raised Guardino’s young patients have been blessed will help my Mom and her patients through the with children after their breast cancer fight. Race for the Cure.” Katie has written hundreds of letters to cheer up her mom’s patients over the years, and has Go to komensf.org for more information. To conhelped her mom on the weekends, visiting tribute to Katie’s drive, make out the checks to patients and helping out in mom’s lab. the Komen Foundation, and mail them to Katie Nothing could have been more of a surprise Guardino c/o Dr. Ellie Guardino, Stanford Canin 2008 to Katie or her family when her mom cer Center, 875 Blake Wilbur Blvd., Stanford, CA received her own diagnosis of Stage 3 melanoma. 94305. Or go online to is.gd/fw8KV.
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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TOWN OF ATHERTON STATE OF CALIFORNIA
(with min. order)
“THE BEST PIZZA WEST OF NEW YORK”
TOWN LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SERVICES Notice is hereby given that SEALED BIDS will be received at the ofﬁce of the City Clerk, 91 Ashﬁeld Road, Atherton, California, 94027, until 3:00 p.m. OCTOBER 14, 2010, at which time they will be publicly opened and read, for performing the following work: This contract service provides for all inclusive landscape maintenance at various locations in the Town of Atherton; including town center and the El Camino Real median. The contract will be for the remaining eight months (Nov-June) of the 2010-2011 FY and have the option for three 1 year renewals pending ﬁscal appropriations. Bids must be for the entire work, and shall be submitted in sealed envelopes clearly marked: "Bid of (Contractor) for TOWN LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SERVICES, along with date and time of bid opening.
—Ralph Barbieri KNBR 680
880 Santa Cruz Ave Menlo Park
Failure to attend this mandatory pre-bid meeting will result in disqualiﬁcation of bidding for this project. Per Section 6.01 of the Town of Atherton’s Standard Speciﬁcations, the General Contractor shall perform, with his own organization, work of a value amounting to not less than 50% of the total contract, excluding specialty items as indicated on the bid schedule. Plans and speciﬁcations may be obtained at the Town of Atherton Public Works Department, 91 Ashﬁeld Road, Atherton CA 94027, for a non-refundable fee of $30.00. Additional important information is contained in Town of Atherton Standard Speciﬁcations which are available on line at www.ci.atherton.ca.us. If shipping is requested, there will be an additional charge of $25.00. Bidders are hereby notiﬁed that provisions of California Labor Code regarding prevailing wages are applicable to the work to be performed under this contract. Pursuant to Section 1773 et seq. the general prevailing wage rates have been determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations and appear in the California Prevailing Wage Rates. Copies are on ﬁle at the ofﬁce of the City Engineer and are available to interested parties upon request. The successful bidder shall post a copy of the wage rates at the job site. The successful bidder must be licensed under the provisions of Chapter 9, Division 3, of the California Business and Professions Code to do the type of work contemplated in the project at the time the contract is awarded and shall be skilled and regularly engaged in the general class or type of work called for under the Contract. Failure of the bidder to obtain proper and adequate licensing for an award of the contract shall constitute a failure to execute the contract and result in the forfeiture of the bidder's bid security. Contractor must obtain an Atherton business license prior to start of ﬁrst day of work. Each bidder shall submit with this bid a statement setting forth his/her/its experience and qualiﬁcations. The statement shall be made on the forms provided by the Town and must accompany each bid. By submitting a bid in response to this advertisement for bids, the bidder shall be conclusively deemed to have read, understood and agreed with all of the information and materials contained in the bid documents, including but not limited to the service contract, the standard speciﬁcations, the special provisions, the required nature and amount of insurance and the documentation evidencing said insurance. Any questions regarding the project should be directed to Steve Tyler, Public Works Superintendent, telephone: (650) 752-0541 or by written Requests for Information (RFI) to: Public Works Department, 91 Ashﬁeld Road, Atherton, CA 94027, preferably no later than ﬁve days before bid opening. RFIs may be emailed to email@example.com or faxed to (650) 752-0591. For information on obtaining Plans and Speciﬁcations, Standard Speciﬁcations or obtaining a Plan Holders list, please call Judy Bellmont at (650) 752-0570.
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___________________________________ Duncan L. Jones, P.E., City Engineer
(Next to Pacific Athletic Club)
(at University Drive)
A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held for all interested bidders to review the work site(s) and conditions, and for the Town staff to respond to questions, at; Atherton Administrative Ofﬁces 91 Ashﬁeld Road, Atherton, California at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 8, 2010.
226 Redwood Shores Pkwy Redwood Shores
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING CITY OF MENLO PARK CITY COUNCIL NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Menlo Park, California is scheduled to review the following item: Architectural Control and Heritage Tree Removals/City of Menlo Park/501 Laurel Street: Proposal to demolish the existing 17,400-square-foot gymnasium and gymnastics building and construct a new approximately 19,400-square-foot gymnastics facility at the location of the existing gymnasium and gymnastics building and associated site improvements located at the Civic Center Complex in the P-F (Public Facilities) zoning district. As a result of this proposal, 6 heritage trees are proposed for removal. The trees proposed for removal include a 36-inch Monterey pine, a 32-inch Monterey pine, a 23-inch Monterey pine, two 24-inch Monterey pines, and an 11-inch coast live oak. NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that said City Council will hold a public meeting on this item in the Council Chambers of the City of Menlo Park, located at 701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 7:00 P.M. or as near as possible thereafter, at which time and place interested persons may appear and be heard thereon. If you challenge this item in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public meeting described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Menlo Park at, or prior to, the public meeting. Documents related to this item may be inspected by the public on weekdays between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, with alternate Fridays closed, at the Community Development Department, 701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park. Please call Megan Fisher, Associate Planner, or Matt Oscamou, Senior Civil Engineer, if there are any questions or comments on this item. Megan Fisher may be reached at 650-330-6737 or email at meﬁsher@menlopark.org, and Matt Oscamou may be reached at 650-330-6742 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Si usted necesita más información sobre este proyecto, por favor llame al 650-330-6702, y pregunte por un asistente que hable español. DATED:
September 23, 2009
September 29, 2009
Margaret Roberts City Clerk
Visit our Web site for City Council public hearing, agenda, and staff report information: www.menlopark.org In addition, the City has prepared a project page for the proposal, which is available at the following address: http://www.menlopark. org/departments/pwk/cip/gymnastics/index.html. This page provides up-to-date information about the project, allowing interested parties to stay informed of its progress. The page allows users to sign up for automatic email bulletins, notifying them when content is updated.
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