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CAN MEDICINE HEAL ITSELF?

Dr. Walter Bortz offers plan to restore medicine’s mission By Renee Batti

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fter a decades-long career in medicine, Dr. Walter Bortz knows a thing or two about diagnosing illnesses and writing prescriptions to help cure the sick. Although he’s no longer a practicing physician, Dr. Bortz recently wrote the most expansive prescription of his career — one he hopes will help cure a profoundly sick and stubborn patient: Medicine. “Next Medicine: The Science and Civics of Health” was published in January — the seventh book by the longtime Portola Valley resident and community health leader. In the book, Dr. Bortz details symptoms of what he calls the “giant anachronism” of medicine as practiced in the United States today. It’s a system burdened with

skyrocketing medical, pharmaceutical, and insurance costs. “U.S. medical care expenditures are larger than the total GDP of most nations,” he writes, citing figures that show a spending increase from 11 percent of the country’s GDP in 1984 to 17 percent in 2009. Meanwhile, this costly system is serving a population increasingly unable to afford health insurance, and aff licted by soaring rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other preventable illnesses. A well-known geriatrics and fitness expert — at 81, he’s still running marathons — Dr. Bortz has written healthrelated books such as “Dare to Be 100” that have sold well. But, he says, writing the earlier books was “rehearsing” for “Next Medicine,” which he considers his most important. In it, he issues a troubling diagnosis for the profession that he has loved since

childhood, when both father and uncle were respected physicians in their communities and his father was elected the youngest-ever president of the American Medical Association. The term “next medicine” describes a new model that will return medicine to the path of its original, nobler mission, he says. “Medicine’s current paradigm is not cost-effective, fair, safe, honest, efficient, or relevant,” he writes in “Next Medicine.” “It falls far short of fulfilling Medicine’s mission of asserting and assuring human potential.” Today’s medical system “has been corrupted by money,” Dr. Bortz says during a recent interview in his Westridge district home, where he writes every morning. “Doctors can only think in terms of ‘we want to repair you.’ “I recommend that the whole system become a ... pre-paid system rather than one that encourages doctors to say, ‘Please bleed so I can get paid more’ —

Shown in the above photo in his Portola Valley home, Dr. Walter Bortz is a wellknown geriatrics expert and community health leader. In the photo on the cover, Dr. Bortz sorts through paperwork in his study, where he writes almost every day.

which is just perverse.” His argument, however, does not pit capitalism against that oft-cited boogey man, “socialized medicine.” In “Next Medicine,” he writes: “We need not deny capitalism’s practical benefits; all we have to do is change the product it sells from disease to health. Why not?” That question logically leads to another: How? Dr. Bortz’s new model for medicine is built upon three key elements: a reassessment by the medical profession of its mission, including a shift in emphasis from curing disease to preventing it; personal responsibility for one’s health; and “a larger embrace of the community, of collective responsibility.” Personal responsibility would include more healthful lifestyle choices, especialSee BORTZ, page 19

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GUIDE TO 2011 SUMMER C AMPS FOR KIDS

n o n C e c p t i m o a n C For more information about these camps, see our online directory of camps at PaloAltoOnline.com/biz/summercamps To advertise in a weekly directory, contact 650-326-8210

Athletics Athletic Fitness – “Train with the Best”

Arts and Nature Menlo Park

Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA)

Mountain View

Riekes Summer Camps — A world of opportunity and fun-filled learning. Ages 9-18. Strength & conditioning, speed & agility, sport specific training, skills development, professional coaches, pre & post evals, leading edge methods, latest equipment. Register by March 1st for a 10% Discount. Sessions run from June through August. www.riekes.org 650-364-2509

50+ creative camps for Gr. K-8! Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Musical Theater, American Idol Workshop, more! Two-week sessions; full and half-day enrollment. Extended care available. Financial aid offered. www.arts4all.org 650-917-6800 ext. 0

Bay Area Equestrian Center

Riekes Summer Camps — A world of opportunity and fun-filled learning. Ages 9-18. Rock camps, Hip Hop, recording, filmmaking, animation, B&W and digital Photography, graphic arts, comic book creation, Photoshop, magazine publishing. Register by March 1st for a 10% Discount. Sessions run from June through August. www.riekes.org 650-364-2509

Woodside

At Wunderlich County Park Stables. Kids 8-15 have outdoor fun joining BAEC for horse camps. Camps focus on caring for and riding horses so come ready to ride and have fun learning good horse care. www.bayareaequestrian.net 650-446-1414

Camp Jones Gulch

La Honda

Join the fun this summer! Camp Jones Gulch offers friendship and growth to kids ages 6-16. Enjoy our Traditional Camp or Mini, Horse, Surfing, Leadership and Travel Camps. One- and two-week sessions. Limited financial assistance available. www.campjonesgulch.org 415-848-1200

Champion Tennis Camps

Atherton

CTC provides an enjoyable way for your Junior to begin learning the game of tennis or to continue developing existing skills. The 4-6 year olds have fun learning eye-hand coordination and building self-esteem! www.alanmargot-tennis.net 650-400-0464

Jefunira Camp

Palo Alto

Celebrating our 20th year of Jefunira Camp summer fun in 2011! Come join us for some good old fashion summer fun! Our combination of an exceptional college aged staff and innovative, inclusive programming will create a memorable summer experience for your child. Programming for children ages 4-13. Pre and post camp care offered. www.jefuniracamp.com 650-291-2888

Kim Grant Tennis Academy Summer Camps

Palo Alto/Menlo Park/ Redwood City

Fun and Specialized junior camps for Mini (3-5), Beginner, Intermediate 1 & 2, Advanced and Elite Players. Weekly programs designed by Kim Grant to improve players technique, fitness, agility, mental toughness and all around tennis game. Camps in Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Redwood City. Come make new friends and have tons of FUN!! www.KimGrantTennis.com 650-752-8061

Matt Lottich Life Skills Basketball Camp

Woodside/ Redwood City

MLLS offers high-level, high-energy basketball instruction for ages 6-16. This summer we celebrate the 8th year!! With two to three “leagues” in each session, young beginners to advanced elite players get to learn fundamental skills, advanced footwork and valuable life lessons from an unparalleled staff of Pro and Collegiate level players. Camps at Woodside Elementary and Sequoia High School. Early bird, multi-session, and group discounts available. www.mllscamp.com 1-888-537-3223

Spring Down Camp Equestrian Center

Portola Valley

Spring Down camp teaches basic to advanced horsemanship skills. All ages welcome! Daily informative lecture, riding lesson, supervised hands-on skill practice, safety around horses, tacking/untacking of own camp horse, and arts/crafts. www.springdown.com 650-851-1114

Summer at Saint Francis

Mountain View

Sports & Activity Camp (ages 6-12): This all sports camp provides group instruction in a variety of field, water and court games. Saint Francis faculty and students staff the camp, and the focus is always on fun. The program is dedicated to teaching teamwork, sportsmanship and positive self-esteem. www.sfhs.com/summer 650-968-1213 ext. 446

Summer at Saint Francis

Mountain View

Advanced Sports Camps (5th-9th grades): We offer a wide selection of advanced sports camps designed to provide players with the opportunity to improve both their skill and knowledge of a specific sport. Each camp is run by a Head Varsity Coach at Saint Francis, and is staffed by members of the coaching staff. www.sfhs.com/summer 650-968-1213 ext. 446

Team Esface Elite Basketball Skills Clinics

Woodside/ Redwood City

Spring Training (April-May). High-energy, high-level basketball training for ages 6-16. Use your offseason as a time to develop your basketball skills and IQ with the unparalleled coaching staff of Team Esface. Learn the fundamentals of the game, offensive attack moves and advanced footwork through dynamic drills and competitions led by young, positive coaches including former Division 1 athletes. April and May. Two days per week. Sibling and group discounts available. More information and sign up at: www.teamesface.com 1-888-537-3223

YMCA of Silicon Valley

Peninsula

Say hello to summer fun at the YMCA! Choose from enriching day or overnight camps in 35 locations: arts, sports, science, travel, and more. For youth K-10th grade. Includes weekly fieldtrips, swimming and outdoor adventures. Accredited by the American Camp Association. Financial assistance available. www.ymcasv.org/summercamp 408-351-6400

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Creative Arts – “Express Yourself”

Nature Awareness –“Explore Our Natural World”

Menlo Park

Menlo Park

Riekes Summer Camps — A world of opportunity and fun-filled learning. Ages 6-18 and families. Learn awareness & survival skills, explore Monterey Bay, deep redwoods & coastal marsh. Surf camp. Family Festival. AFCANA Combo Camps combining fitness, arts & nature. Register by March 1st for a 10% Discount. Sessions run from June through August. www.riekes.org 650-364-2509

Academics Delphi Academy

Santa Clara

Have your best summer ever at Delphi Academy’s summer camp! Ages 5-13. Full Day Camp. Morning academics with experienced teachers, afternoon activities, day trips, camping trips, swimming, sports, crafts, activities, and a lot of fun! www.bestsummerever.org 408-260-2300

Harker Summer Programs

San Jose

K-12 offerings taught by exceptional, experienced faculty and staff. K-6 morning academics - focusing on math, language arts and science - and full spectrum of afternoon recreation. Grades 6-12 for-credit courses and non-credit enrichment opportunities. Swim, Tennis and Soccer also offered. www.summer.harker.org 408-553-0537

iD Tech Camps - Summer Tech Fun!

Stanford

Ages 7-17 create video games, iPhone apps, C++/Java programs, websites and more. Weeklong, day and overnight programs held at Stanford, UC Berkeley, Santa Clara, UCLA and others. Also special Teen programs held at Stanford in gaming, programming and visual arts. Free year-round learning! Save with code CAU22L. www.internalDrive.com 1-888-709-TECH (8324)

iD Teen Academies

Stanford

Teens spend two weeks immersed in the dynamic world of video game creation at iD Gaming Academy, computer science/application development at iD Programming Academy or photography/ filmmaking at iD Visual Arts Academy. Overnight programs held at Stanford, Harvard, MIT and others. Week-long programs for ages 7-17 also available. Free year-round learning! Save w/code CAU22T. www.iDTeenAcademies.com 1-888-709-TECH (8324)

ISTP Language Immersion

Palo Alto

International School of the Peninsula camps offered in French, Chinese, Spanish or ESL for students in Nursery through Middle School. Three 2-week sessions, each with different theme. Students are grouped according to both grade level and language proficiency. www.istp.org 650-251-8519

Mid-Peninsula High School Summer Program

Menlo Park

Mid-Peninsula High School offers a series of classes and electives designed to keep students engaged in learning. Classes Monday-Thursday and limited to 15 students. Every Thursday there’s a BBQ lunch. The Science and Art classes will have weekly field trips. www.mid-pen.com 650-321-1991 ext. 110

Summer at Saint Francis

Mountain View

Summer at Saint Francis provides a broad range of academic and athletic programs for elementary through high school students. It is the goal of every program to make summer vacation enriching and enjoyable! www.sfhs.com/summer 650-968-1213 ext. 446

TechKnowHow Computer & LEGO Camps

Palo Alto/ Menlo Park/Sunnyvale

Fun and enriching technology classes for students, ages 5-14! Courses include LEGO and K’NEX Projects with Motors, NXT Robotics, 3D Modeling, and Game Design. Many locations, including Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Sunnyvale. Half and all day options. Early-bird and multi-session discounts available. www.techknowhowkids.com 650-474-0400

Woodland School Summer Adventures

Portola Valley

For kindergarten through 8th grade. Offers academics, sports, field trips and onsite activities. June 27 - July 29 www.woodland-school.org 650-854-9065

Write Now! Summer Writing Camps

Palo Alto/Pleasanton

Emerson School of Palo Alto and Hacienda School of Pleasanton open their doors and offer their innovative programs: Expository Writing, Creative Writing, Presentation Techniques, and (new!) Media Production. Call or visit our website for details. www.headsup.org 650-424-1267, 925-485-5750

John O’Connor’s

D IS PATCH ES from the home front

Tech gadgets: servants or masters?

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m I the only one who has noticed the high-tech gadgets that were supposed to make my life easier have instead taken over that life? There’s my tiny little netbook computer that I can use in my comfy reading chair or out in the garden, or bring to boring meetings so I can buy shoes online instead of listening. For my birthday I got a Bluetooth gadget so I can talk hands-free on my phone while driving. (Yes, I know it is stupid to talk on the phone, even hands free, while driving; but every once in a while I convince myself it is very important for me to do so. Plus, I was tired of trying BARBARA to yell into the speaker phone WOOD on my lap when such an occasion arose.) For Christmas I got a GPS, which tells me where I am and how to get where I’m going. I justified it because as a Red Cross volunteer I do often have to go places I’ve never been to before, and I got tired of calling up my husband and asking him to please look up directions back to the freeway for me. I use my iPod to listen to books and podcasts, so I can keep up on the news as well as go through several books every week while driving, working in the garden, or walking the dog. What this all means is that if I want to do something fairly simple, like spending a few hours volunteering at the Red Cross in San Jose, I have to leave at least 15 minutes just to pack my electronics. My cell and iPod are

always in my pockets. My netbook goes in its carrying case along with its cordless mouse and power cord. I make sure I have my GPS and that the Bluetooth is in the car. All of these devices must have their batteries charged, and I spend a considerable amount of time untangling power cords and trying to figure out which one goes to which item. In case I forget to charge something, I can use the second car chargers that plug into the receptacle that used to be a cigarette lighter in the good old days. Packed, my backpack is almost too heavy for me to lift, which is why I have one with wheels, despite the fact that my children have pointed out to me that it is totally uncool. My husband has even more electronics than I do, understandable for a computer programmer. He has a portable wireless hotspot, which uses the cell phone network to allow access to the Internet almost anywhere, including in the car driving down the freeway or in a hotel room. (On a long car trip, I tried to use it to clean out my e-mail inbox, but I started to get carsick before I got it below 1,000 messages.) He also has an e-reader, which I gave him for Christmas, and what would be a smart phone if we weren’t too cheap to pay the monthly fees. I’m anxiously awaiting the announcement of the next must-have gadget, although I’m not sure there���s room for anything else in my backpack. Barbara Wood is a freelance writer, photographer and gardener from Woodside.

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ly in the areas of nutrition and exercise. But broader, collective responsibility would manifest itself in joint government and community efforts toward a healthy society. Dr. Bortz has been involved in such efforts since moving to the Bay Area with his wife, Ruth Anne, and four children in the early 1970s. A former practitioner at the Palo Alto Medical Clinic and a clinical associate professor of medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine, Dr. Bortz established the nonprofit Active Living Institute to fund research and public lectures. He has helped establish or been deeply involved with other health education and support nonprofits, including senior centers in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, and Healthy Silicon Valley. Out of that organization came Fit for Learning, which developed health curriculum for public schools, aimed at educating kids about health issues such as obesity and diabetes and their causes. Dr. Bortz was one of a group of “like-minded Stanford runner friends” who founded the 50-Plus Runners Association” — since

renamed 50-Plus Lifelong Fitness Alliance, he writes in “Next Medicine.” That group developed a “fitness ambassador” program to spread health messages among the senior community. A family tradition

Born in Pennsylvania, Dr. Bortz grew up in a Philadelphia home in which his father practiced medicine on the first floor. When he was growing up, his father and Uncle Walter, also a doctor, took him on house calls and hospital rounds, he writes in “Next Medicine.” Ruth Anne Bortz also grew up with first-hand knowledge of a slower, more personal medical world. Her father was the beloved doctor of a Massachusetts community where many of the male babies he delivered “were named Charles in his honor,” Dr. Bortz writes. Dr. Bortz earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1955, and spent the next phase of his life completing his training, practicing medicine, and doing research in various locations — from San Francisco and Berkeley, to New Orleans and Philadelphia, to Munich, Germany.

Dr. Bortz says he reached a major turning point in his life when his father died in 1970, and he sank into a clinical depression. As painful as that event was for him, he says, he now looks back at the period and finds three silver linings. Realizing that running was considered “very, very good therapy for depression,” he took up the activity, and within a year ran the Boston Marathon. The senior Dr. Bortz’s death also prompted Walter and Ruth Anne’s permanent move West, Dr. Bortz says. And the third change was “my immersion in geriatrics,” he writes. When he began work in the field, geriatrics was a little-explored area of medicine, he says, “with no science or money.” He jumped into the field with enthusiasm, and now lectures and writes widely on the topic of aging. A

EVENT Dr. Walter Bortz will speak about “Next Medicine” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at Stanford Bookstore, 519 Lasuen Mall on the Stanford campus. The event is free.

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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS BID PROPOSALS SOUGHT FOR BELLE HAVEN SWIMMING POOL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT The City of Menlo Park invites qualified contractors to submit sealed bid proposals for the construction of the Belle Haven Swimming Pool Improvement Project. Work required as part of this project consists of, in general, replacement of the fiberglass liner, improvements to pool lighting, and miscellaneous pool deck improvements; all as shown on the plans and described in the specifications. Performance of this work requires a valid California Contractor’s License Class A or C-53 or combination of both. Project documents and copies of the prevailing rate of wages can be obtained from the Menlo Park Engineering Division, located in the Administrative Building at 701 Laurel St. Sealed bid proposals will be received at the Engineering Division office until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at which time they will be opened and publicly read. Additional information can be obtained on the City’s website: www.menlopark.org/cip March 02, 2011 N The Almanac N19

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TOWN OF PORTOLA VALLEY VOLUNTEERS DO NOT NECESSARILY HAVE THE TIME; THEY JUST HAVE THE HEART. The Town of Portola Valley Seeks Dedicated Volunteers for the following Town Committees: Cable & Utilities Undergrounding Committee Meets alternate odd-numbered months, 2nd Thursday, 8:15 a.m.; appointed for a one-year term. This Committee meets to oversee the operations of the Cabled TV System in Portola Valley and to oversee broadband access; and further the Undergrounding of utilities.

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rt in Action, a California nonprofit that pushes visual arts education in schools, will hold its third annual Atelier d’Artistes benefit luncheon on March 7, to raise funds for local arts programs, said AIA spokesperson Carolyn Digovich. The event, which will be held at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club in Menlo Park, will be presented by ABC Anchor Carolyn Johnson, coanchor of ABC7 TV news. “With budget cuts in our state, this program is one of the only quality arts program left, especially in under-served schools,” she said. “Creative thinking, which is the backdrop of the arts, is going to be the

most critical asset for children, especially going into this job market.” The luncheon will feature sculptor Fletcher Benton. Student artists from Orion School in Redwood City will create sculptures with guests, and noted local artists will demonstrate techniques, share stories, and sell their work. There will also be a silent auction, Ms. Digovich said. Arts in Action was founded in 1982 by an art history teacher with the intention of establishing quality art education in the classroom, according to its website. The organization provides curriculum handbooks and trains local school teachers, said Ms. Digovich. Today, 11 schools in the areas of Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside and Portola Valley participate in the

program. “They are not the same lessons as the ones taught in an average art class,” said Ms. Digovich. “There’s a lot of history and there’s always a handson project. After this, they can go to any museum and really understand what they’re looking at.” N I NFO RMATI O N Art in Action’s third annual Atelier d’Artistes benefit luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 7, at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club, Menlo Park. Seats are $85. > Visit http://bit.ly/gPZWlN to buy tickets online. > Visit artinaction.org for more information.

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Community Events Committee Meets as announced; appointed for a one-year term. This Committee organizes the annual Blues & Barbeque Open Space Fundraising Event, the Town Picnic and the Volunteer Appreciation Holiday Party. Please consider volunteering your time to ensure that these treasured events continue to be here for you and your family to enjoy for generations to come. Cultural Arts Committee Meets as announced; appointed for a one-year term. Increase cultural awareness among residents of Portola Valley by sponsoring and supporting local cultural activities in the areas of art, music, science and nature, history, horticulture, drama, literature, photography and dance. Emergency Preparedness Committee Meets second Thursday of each month, 8:00 a.m.; appointed for a oneyear term This Committee works with Town Staff to ensure that neighborhoods and Town government are ready to respond to possible emergencies such as earthquakes, wildfires and flooding. Other duties include maintaining emergency supplies and equipment, planning response to emergencies and educating Town residents.

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Special Events

Peter Buffet Sacred Heart Schools presents, “Life is What You Make It: A Concert and Conversation with Peter Buffett.” Buffet is an Emmy award-winning composer, author and philanthropist. Book sale/signing after event. March 10, 7-10 p.m. Free. Sacred Heart Schools: Harman Auditorium, 150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. Call 650-473-4088. www.shschools.org/ peterbuffett Menlo-Atherton Fashion Show Members of M.A.’s senior class are featured in three shows: 1 p.m. (with optional pre-show luncheon at 11:45 a.m.), 4 p.m. matinee, and 7:30 p.m. finale. March 5, performing arts center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Portola Valley Broom-Pull Party March 5. Help pull up invasive broom plants along Portola Valley roads. Wear work gloves. Refreshments and equipment will be provided. 9 a.m. to noon. Historic Schoolhouse, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Spring Down Equestrian Center Open Horse Show Spring Down hosts its first show of 2011. Classes from beginner lead line to more advanced hunter/jumper. March 6, 8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m. $15/class; free to public. Spring Down Equestrian Center, 725 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-1114. www.springdown.com Pancake Breakfast Menlo Park/Atherton’s Boy Scout Troop 206 will be serving at their annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. Griddlecakes, sausages, fruit, assorted juices, coffee and tea are on the menu. March 5, 8 a.m. to noon. $5 for adults or two children 10 and under. Cub scouts in uniform eat free. Trinity Church Parish Hall, 330 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. www.bsa206.org

Talks/Authors

Walter Bortz, M.D. In “Next Medicine,” Walter Bortz M.D., Stanford School of Medicine, proposes a medical system that emphasizes personal responsibility and provides incentives for healthy lifestyle choices, along with new training for medical professionals. March 2, 6-7 p.m. Stanford Bookstore, 519 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. Call 650-329-1217. stanfordbookstore.com Avoid Identity Theft Kai Deering, executive director of Prepaid Legal Services Inc., will discuss issues revolving identity theft and ways to avoid it. March 5, 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2512. Cara Black presents her newest Paris-set mystery novel, “Murder in Passy.” March 8, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com Authors Rachel Hawkins and Sarwat Chadda talk about their sequels to “Hex Hall” and “A Devil’s Kiss.” For young adults and fans of young-adult novels. March 9, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com Health journalist Thea Singer explores the science of stress. March 2, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com

Classes/Workshops

‘Gardening in Spring’ Ella Ancheta, Gamble’s garden manager, will review basic pruning and planting techniques including planting from seed. March 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m. $30 members, $40 nonmembers. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Call 650-329-1356 ext. 201. www.gamblegarden.org Introduction to Baby Sign Language Advance registration required. March 4, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org Jazzercise Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. Mon.-Tue. at 6 p.m. and Thu. at 5:40

p.m. $47 per month ($42 for Little House members). Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-703-1263. Menlo Fit Boot Camp Saturday-morning Boot Camp at the new Arrillaga Gym in Menlo Park presented by Menlo Fit. Arrive at 7:15 a.m. to sign in and warm up. 7:30-8:30 a.m. Free. The Arrillaga Family Gymnasium, 600 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2232. www.menlofit.com

Clubs/Meetings

The Menlo Art League The March meeting of the Menlo Art League will feature Melinda Miller Collins, who will do an acrylic painting with collage. March 9, 6:45-8:30 p.m. Free. The Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma Street St., Menlo Park. Call 650-906-2045. www.menloartleague.org Blackberry REACT Meetings REACT is an emergency-preparedness meeting for radio operators. Group meets first Wednesday of the month. 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Blackberry REACT Meetings, 1467 Chilco St., Menlo Park. Call 650-336-8227. www.blackberryreact.org

Concerts

Marcolivia, violin duo, return to Master Sinfonia for Martinu’s Concerto for Two Violins. MSCO also performs Mendelssohn’s “Ruy Blas Overture” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Reception included. March 12, 8 p.m. $5-$20. Valley Presbyterian Church, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley. www.mastersinfonia.org Music@Menlo 2011 Chamber Music Institute Benefit Music<\@>Menlo presents its annual Chamber Music Institute benefit concert. Violinists Sean Lee, Michelle Ross, Areta Zhulla and Alexi Kenney; cellist Eric Han; and pianist Gloria Chien join festival Artistic Director Wu Han for Brahms’ Piano Quintet in f minor and works by Debussy and Saint≠Saens. March 6, 4 p.m. $50. Martin Family Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. Call 650-3310202. www.musicatmenlo.org Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble Murray Low directs the Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble, with special guest artists. March 5, 8 p.m. General $10; seniors $9; students $5; free with Stanford ID. Campbell Recital Hall, Lasuen Mall, Stanford. Call 650-725-2787. music.stanford. edu/Events/calendar.html

Kids & Families

‘Chicken Big’ “Chicken Big” is a book for kids about an unusually large chicken. March 6, 11:30 a.m. Free. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www. keplers.com ‘The Berenstain Bears: The Musical’ Matt Murphy Productions presents a new musical that weaves together three of Stan and Jan Berenstain’s children’s books. March 5, 2-3 p.m. $10-$15. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. Call 650-369-7770. www. foxrwc.com Author Jon Scieszka Jon Scieska, author of the “Time Warp Trio” series, “Trucktown” stories, and “Stinky Cheeseman & Other Fairly Stupid Tales” will unveil his new series, “Spaceheadz.” March 7, 6:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. www. menloparklibrary.org

Film ‘Bigfoot in Portola Valley’ Local filmmaker Stephen Marra will present a lecture/slideshow on film-making in the digital age. He will be joined by Liz Stangle and Ginger Pistilli, co-producers of a mockumentary. They will discuss the origins of Bigfoot, show clips from the film and demonstrate filming a scene. March 2, 7-8:30 p.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. smcl.org

Et Alia ‘Saturn’s Intriguing Moon’ Astronomer Chris McKay will give a non-technical, illustrated talk on “Saturn’s Moon Titan: A World with Rivers, Lakes, and Possibly Even Life” as part of

A lifetime of love for music At 16, Kate Armstrong already has 14 years of singing under her belt By Katie Blankenberg

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ersistence and determination can be the keys to success. They have been for Kate Armstrong, 16, of Menlo Park. Her steely determination to become a singer has paid off. Kate began singing while she was learning her first words. By the age of 2, she was putting on musical shows for her family, convincing them that she had a special talent and love of music. Katie Blankenberg At age 7, she lives in Portola began perValley and attends forming in Sacred Heart Prep musicals and in Atherton. plays, including the “The Tempest,” her first show. Kate Kate Armstrong, 16, of Menlo also managed to intertwine Park is pursuing her love of music with her spiritualsinging. 2010 ity. Since the age of 8, Kate has sung for the choir at her church, Valley Presbyterian in Advanced Chorus. The staff at Sacred Heart Preparatory has Portola Valley. been very supportive of Kate, When she was 12 years old, in particular William Skaff, the she decided to take her voice to head of the Advanced Chorus a new level and started lessons and Girls A cappella Group. with a local vocal coach, Edie “Will Skaff has been teachDelegan. ing me since I was in the fourth Now in high school at grade at St. Joseph’s School in Sacred Heart Preparatory, Kate has continued her musi- Atherton,” says Kate. “He has always been very influential and cal career, performing in musicals, the Girls A cappella someone for me to look up to.” Singing is not her only forte. Group on the SHP campus, At the age of 7, Kate learned and schools Masses. how to play the guitar from a As a sophomore, she was childhood friend. Since then, accepted into Sacred Heart’s Kate has taught herself more

the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures. March 9, 7-8:45 p.m. Free. Foothill College Smithwick Theater, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. www.foothill.edu/ast ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ A silicon crystal, a 3,000 year old cuneiform tablet and an 18th century slide rule are amongst the items on display in MOAH’s exhibit, “Cabinet of Curiosities.” Through May 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-321-1004. www.moah.org Reggae Sundays Reggae-themed evenings every Sunday. 8 p.m. to midnight. $10. British Bankers Club, 1090 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. www.bbcmenlopark.com Avenidas/Little House Walking Group Avenidas/Little House Walking Group meets to walk and chat each Thursday. E-mail halmakin<\@>gmail.com for schedule/locations. 9-11 a.m. Free. Call 650-796-7316.

Music@Menlo holds benefit concert at Menlo School Music@Menlo, which conducts an annual chamber music festival in the Menlo Park area during the summer, will present a benefit concert and reception at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in Martin Family Hall on the Menlo School campus in Atherton. Violinists Sean Lee, Michelle Ross,

Areta Zhulla and Alexi Kenney; cellist Eric Han; and pianists Gloria Chien and Wu Han will perform. On the program are Claude Debussy’s Petite Suite for Piano, Four Hands; Camille Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, op. 28; and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F Minor, op. 34.

A preview of the 2011 festival and a reception with the artists follow the concert. Tickets are $50, and $30 of each ticket is a tax-deductible contribution that supports Music@Menlo’s Ann S. Bowers Young Artist Fund. Visit musicatmenlo.org or call 331-0202 to order tickets.

advanced songs and has even gone on to write her own songs, which she performs. In fact, she has written and performed five of her original songs that she hopes to record professionally and publish on iTunes this year. This past year, Kate has entered signing competitions in the Bay Area and has performed at local concerts. She sings a variety of genres, but mostly country and pop. She puts her own twist on the songs, making them her own. In 2008, Kate entered her first competition, called the NATS (for National Association of Teachers of Singing). Held in San Francisco, the NATS really peaked Kate’s interest in competing with her voice. Earlier this year, she participated in the “Burlingame Idol” competition and came in second. She also has sung and played the guitar to her favorite songs at the Los Altos Wine Festival and the Burlingame Art in the Park Festival. Kate is at home on stage in front of large audiences. “Kate has always had a deep passion for performing,” says Dave Armstrong, Kate’s biggest fan. “She lights up when she is on stage.” Kate Armstrong has a YouTube channel, named katherinea13, which shows Kate singing at festivals and competitions.

Signup time for Pop Warner football The Menlo-Atherton Vikings organization, incubator of local high school and college football talent for the past decade, has opened registration for the 2011 Pop Warner season. Players, ages 5 to 15, may enroll. Early-bird signups run through March 31. Regular registration is from April 2 through May 31. Practice starts in August. The early-bird fee is $275, but financial aid is available. For information, e-mail avenalb@ yahoo.com before March 31. Pop Warner competition includes various age and weight categories, and games are played on fall weekends at Menlo-Atherton High School and other Peninsula venues. Viking cheer squads are expanding from two to four groups, and the organization is seeking more cheer coaches to

stimulate sideline enthusiasm, said spokesman Jim Gallagher. An additional football coach is needed for the Tiny Mite (ages 5-6) division. Visit mapopwarner.com for more information. Vikings players have gone on to high school success at Menlo-Atherton, Woodside, Menlo School and Sacred Heart Prep, together with various West Catholic Athletic League teams, Gallagher said. At the college level, former Vikings may be found on the rosters at Stanford, Yale, the University of San Diego, the College of San Mateo, San Francisco City College and Foothill College. Visit mapopwarner.com and click on “Register Now” to signup online.

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HISTORIC TUDOR ESTATE

$7,995,000

UPPER OLIVE HILL

$6,498,000

PEACEFUL COUNTRY SETTING

$5,500,000

9.7 LEVEL OPEN ACRES

$5,500,000

120 Selby Ln 7 BR 6.5 BA 2 level acres in W. Atherton. 8 car gar;1bd/1ba apt w/kit;pool & tennis court. Mary Jo McCarthy/Elizabeth Daschbach 650.614.3500

5 BR 5 BA Exclusive upper Olive Hill location. Total remodel in 03. Gorgeous setting & very private! Sean Foley 650.323.7751

3 BR 3.5 BA Rare opportunity on one of Woodside’s most scenic country lanes. 3+ acs of forested land. Scott Dancer 650.851.2666

3 BR 3.5 BA Build a grand estate or horse facility. Bordered by oaks with views of the Western Hills. Ed Kahl 650.851.2666

NEW SPANISH MEDITERRANEAN

NEW LISTING!

CRESCENT PARK ESTATE

LINDENWOOD CUL-DE-SAC

$5,498,000

$4,500,000

$3,998,000

$3,995,000

6 BR 7.5 BA Beautiful new home in Palo Alto’s most culturally rich neighborhood - 5900 sf / 6 BR Lan L. Bowling 650.328.5211

4 BR 3.5 BA Stunning estate on 3 acres! Remodeled with exquisite taste. Vista views. Sue Crawford 650.324.4456

7 BR 6.5 BA Exceptional Crescent Park Estate. 3 story home- 7 beds, 6.5 baths, on 18,600 sf lot. Pool Leannah Hunt & Laurel Robinson 650.325.6161

5 BR 5 BA Updated home, guesthouse & studio on cul-de-sac. Tom LeMieux 650.323.7751

PRICE REDUCTION

LAS LOMITAS SCHOOLS!

SUNNY SKYWOOD ACRES

INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!

$2,695,000

$1,895,000

$1,399,000

$1,399,000

4 BR 2.5 BA Best value in Atherton. Approx. 1.5 level acres. Chef’s kitchen w/cherry & Carrara marble. Kristin Cashin 650.614.3500

4 BR 3 BA Two-story, three-year-old Traditional home located on a tree-lined street in West MP. Hugh Cornish 650.324.4456

4 BR 2.5 BA Approx. 1.48 acres of mostly useable or level land & some views toward Bay! Nearby trails. Jean & Chris Isaacson 650.851.2666

4 BR 4.5 BA Amazing opportunity to own 3.7 ac w/a huge 4200 SF hm overlooking your own Redwood Grove. John Nelson 650.324.4456

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OVER 1 ACRE

$11,500,000

7 BR 7 full BA + 2 half Newly constructed 3-level home, cabana & pool on over 1 acre. | Tom LeMieux, 650.323.7751

SUPERBLY DETAILED HOME

$6,688,000

5 BR 10 BA You will love the artful elegance of this tile-roofed residence. | Steven Gray, 650.614.3500

CLASSIC REMODELED HM-1 AC

$4,388,000

4 BR 3.5 BA Classic remodeled home on over 1-acre. Cul-de-sac. Pool, tennis court, wine room, more! | John & Janet Dore, 650.324.4456

LUXURY & TRANQUILITY

$3,500,000

5 BR 7 BA Serenity surrounds this remodeled 6,400 sf gated home on a very private acre. | Ed Kahl, 650.851.2666

GORGEOUS REMODEL

$3,295,000

4 BR 3.5 BA Elegant living room, gourmet kitchen, exquisite master suite, lovely lot with pool. | Keri Nicholas, 650.323.7751

VALUE IN WEST ATHERTON

$1,295,000

3 BR 2 BA Elegant living room, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, spacious family room. | Keri Nicholas, 650.323.7751

$2,235,000

4 BR 3.5 BA Stunning, new Mediterranean-inspired home.4BR+bonus rm, Award-winning Las Lomitas schools. | Pam & Katie Hammer, 650.324.4456

CHARMING FELTON GABLES

$2,125,000

3 BR 3.5 BA Polished details throughout this property with vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors. | Tammy Cole, 650.614.3500

WALK TO TOWN

$1,695,000

3 BR 2 BA Gorgeous home in the heart of downtown. Elegant LR, gourmet kit opens to FR, lovely yard. | Keri Nicholas, 650.323.7751

NEW LISTING!

$1,595,000

5 BR 3 BA Spacious and appealing 2 story home in the Las Lomitas School District! | Steve Bellumori, 650.324.4456

$1,219,000

4 BR 2 BA This charming home near Downtown Menlo Park features stepping stones & towering trees. | Barbara Sawyer, 650.325.6161

LOW-CHORE LIVING

$939,000

2 BR 2 BA Charming unit with many amenities. 2 car garage. | Susan Berry, 650.614.3500

REMOD. UPPER WILLOWS GEM

$928,000

3 BR 2 BA Tastefully remodeled home in the Upper Willows w/gourmet island kitchen & air conditioning | Joanne Shapiro, 650.328.5211

BEAUTIFUL SPACIOUS HOME

$898,000

3 BR 2.5 BA Beautiful, spacious 3-level home. Walls of glass. Large, bright kitchen w/breakfast rm. | Ken Morgan/Arlene Gault, 650.328.5211

PRIME MP LOCATION!

$768,000

ELEGANT CONTEMPORARY

$1,875,000

DOWNTOWN PA TOWNHOME

THE BUCK ESTATE

$995,000

6 BR 7 full BA + 2 half Designed by noted architect Albert Farr, who modeled Buck after Hampton Court. 2.86 ac. | Scott Dancer, 650.851.2666

SECLUDED HOME IN NORTH PA

OLD WORLD CRAFTSMANSHIP

$850,000

$559,000

LINCOLN GREEN COMPLEX!

$389,000

Remodeled kitchen and bathroom. Property includes covered parking and storage. | Joe Carcione, 650.614.3500

PRICE REDUCED!

$388,000

2 BR 2 BA Beautiful Menlo Commons unit. This 55+ community is minutes to everything MP has to offer! | J Hickingbotham IV, 650.324.4456

PALO ALTO ELEGANT LIFESTYLE!

$725,000

2 BR 2 BA Lux Condos in Dwntwn PA. Exceptionl amenities. Pool, fitness rm, guest apts, 55+ community. Jo Jackson/Barbara Sawyer, 650.325.6161

4 BR 3 full BA + 2 half New Eastern style home on 3.25 ac w/guesthouse, pool and wrap-around veranda. | Ed Kahl, 650.851.2666

PORTOLA VALLEY

5 BR 4.5 BA Close to Town. Grand foyer w/curved staircase, grt rm & grmt kit. 4-car grg. 4900 sf barn. | Ed Kahl, 650.851.2666

EUROPEAN-INSPIRED ESTATE

$11,000,000

$2,995,000

Approx. 3 acres w/ bay & valley views. www.187Bolivar.com | Ginny & Joe Kavanaugh, 650.851.1961

VACATION YEAR ROUND

$2,150,000

4 BR 3 BA Elegant home with LR,DR, Fam. Rm,Gourmet Kit,& office.Stunning grounds w/ pool,lawn,terraces | Ginny & Joe Kavanaugh, 650.851.1961

LANDMARK ESTATE

$1,949,000

2 BR 1.5 BA 2 guest houses, Large Artist Studio/ Workshop & Horse Corral and Stable on 1 ac. PV Schls. | Steven Lessard, 650.851.2666

PRIME LADERA

$1,789,000

COUNTRY ELEGANCE

PRICE REDUCTION!

$8,500,000

$5,995,000

5 BR 4.5 BA Spectacular Woodside retreat! Nestled beneath towering redwoods. | Hugh Cornish, 650.324.4456

MUST SEE!

$5,895,000

5 BR 4 BA Custom-built home situated on beautifully landscaped 5.67 ac at the end of a cul-de-sac. | Hanna Shacham, 650.324.4456

IN HEART THE OF WOODSIDE

$5,590,000

4 BR 3.5 BA Property features Pool, Spa, putting green,2 stall barn with tack room & riding ring. | John Marshall, 650.614.3500

SUNNY PRIVATE SETTING

$3,700,000

3 BR 2 BA Main house w/LR, fam.rm, designer kitchen. 1BR/2BR guesthse w/den.Pool,tennis & horse fac. | Ginny & Joe Kavanaugh, 650.851.1961

CENTRAL WOODSIDE!

$2,895,000

4 BR 2 BA Fabulous home in prime Ladera with view and level yard. | Keri Nicholas, 650.323.7751

4 BR 3 full BA + 2 half Best of Country Living! 1+ acre, 3 stall barn & paddock, pool, 2 car grg. WDS Elem Schls. | Margot Lockwood, 650.851.2666

SPACIOUS LADERA RANCH

ELEGANT COUNTRY HOME

$1,695,000

3 BR 3.5 BA Remodeled, spacious Ladera home with open and relaxed spaces. | Karen Fryling/ Rebecca Johnson, 650.324.4456

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$8,995,000

2 BR 1 BA Secluded Private Home in the Walter Hays Elem District. Fenced Yard, Hwd Flrs, Fireplace | Leannah Hunt & Laurel Robinson, 650.325.6161

PRIME WESTRIDGE PARCEL

2 BR 2 BA Street level condo close to downtown MP/PA/Caltrain. Community center nearby w/pool. | Tom Boeddiker, 650.614.3500

$12,900,000

2 BR 2.5 BA Lovely Downtown PA Townhome. Updated kitchen, private patio, bright living spaces, pool. | Zach Trailer, 650.325.6161

NEAR BURGESS PARK

$708,000

$14,900,000

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

5 BR 5 full BA + 2 half Custom built in 2003, Exquisite home,expansive kitchen, library, media rm, guthse, pool. | Ginny & Joe Kavanaugh, 650.851.1961

2 BR 2 BA Gorgeous, remodeled cottage-style townhm located w/in lush setting - off of Alma St. | Julie Spillane, 650.325.6161

20 PRIME ACRES

4 BR 2.5 BA Separate fam rm, sep bonus rm (artist studio w/loft), pool, high ceilings, cul-de-sac loc. | Paul Engel, 650.325.6161

2 BR 2 BA Spacious 1-level condo. Generous LR, DR, Master. Hi ceilngs, HW flrs. Lovely patio.Garage. | Dan Ziony, 650.325.6161

WARM & BRIGHT RESIDENCE

MENLO PARK NEW LISTING!

TRANQUIL SETTING

$948,000

3 BR 2.5 BA Idyllic treasure offers a calm oasis in a secluded street close to neighborhood amenities | Susan Selkirk, 650.325.6161

Luxurious Portola Valley Retreat

835 Westridge Drive, Portola Valley

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elcome to this top-quality, custom-built, contemporary home, set on more than 3.5 acres in the heart of Portola Valley. Reflecting the organic architectural style of Frank Lloyd Wright and commanding a view of oak-studded slopes, this magnificent residence, totaling over 6,700 square feet, was completed in 2009. On the main level, the elegant living room, formal dining room, family room and kitchen are finished with the highest-grade materials. A spacious master suite located in its own wing offers a spa-like bath, a private deck and a huge walk-in closet. In another wing, two dedicated offices share a full bath. The upper level is comprised of three bedrooms and three full baths, including a second master suite with a fireplace, sitting room, and walk-in closet. A home theater, wine cellar, two storage rooms, and a vast recreation room occupy the lower level. Facing the main house, across the motor court, is a separate one-bedroom, onebath guest house. A central entertainment deck, patios, and level lawns are only a few of the stunning exterior features. Attached 3-car garage. Top-ranked Portola Valley schools.

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• Top-quality, custom construction with glorious views on more than 3.5 acres

• Lower level incorporates home theatre, versatile recreation room, wine cellar, and storage

• Four bedrooms and five and one half baths, including two master suites

• Approximately 700 square foot guest house has living and dining areas, kitchen, bedroom, and full bath

• Living room, formal dining room, family room, plus two dedicated offices • Fabulous chef’s kitchen with slab granite counters, cherry wood cabinets and walk-in pantry

• Main house, guest house, and three-car garage form a compound around a paved motor court • Award-winning, top-ranked Portola Valley schools

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Bulletin Board 115 Announcements PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Talk with caring agency specializing in matching Birthmothers with Families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions 866-413-6293 (Void in Illinois) (AAN CAN) Adopt a Cat - 50%-off Bird Sitting available

Lost Cat- white with spots Cat lost, mostly white with spots of black and brown. Lost on Carmelita Dr, near Grant/El Camino. REWARD. (650) 9964560 or (650)963-4955 Lost Rhodesian Ridgeback Dog Runaway Cat!

145 Non-Profits Needs DONATE YOUR UNWANTED CELL PHONES Donations Needed! Knitters Wanted

150 Volunteers Board Position Open

C-oDependents Anonymous (CoDA)

Community Cell Phone Collectors

Free DVD

Feed Homeless cats (PA,MV)

Free Movies and Games on Gudagi

Library Volunteers Needed

Free Reiki to the community!

Museum Volunteers

House Cleaning

NASA cats need fosterers

Put a Spring in Your Step

Nature Volunteer in Schools

Spring Awakening: Benefit Dinner

Translate to Spanish

Spring Down Horse Show March 6th

130 Classes & Instruction Attend College Online from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888-210-5162 www.Centura. us.com (Cal-SCAN) High School Diploma! Graduate in 4 weeks! FREE Brochure. Call Now! 1-866-562-3650 ext. 60 www. SouthEasternHS.com (Cal-SCAN)

Canon 35 MM Camera - $40.00

140 Lost & Found

155 Pets

San Jose: 1715 Grizilo x-St. Foxworthy, 3/5, 3,6, 10-4 Nordling Underwood Estate Sale. Liquidation of American country store and owner Estate. Contents of home, painted & leather furniture, crockery, quilts, accessories, fenton glass, china, jewelry, kitchen, patio, garage. Preview at Nordling-Underwood.com. Visa & MC Email: lesley@nordlingunderwood.com

Anna’s Art Workshop for kids BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINER www.art4growth.com

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REVO STYLER 2 BRUSH SET - $30 Telephoto Camera Case - $25.00 VINTAGE VINYL: Elec./Rock/DJ WAY TOO COOL CHEAP - $1

brass and porcelain knobs - $40

Western Boots - $55-$100

Disney’s Donald Duck Framed 50’s - $25.00

WHACKER - $ 750

Gorham Flatware set - $5000.00

Whacker-Compactor - $ 750

Mickey Mouse Holiday Animation - $30.00

250 Musical Instruments

Org.Star Wars 8 x10 Autograph - $25.00

425 Health Services

Piano-Baldwin Hamilton - 2,250.00

260 Sports & Exercise Equipment

SHOT GLASS CHECKERS: 25 Pcs.

German Hiking Boots (Men) - $45.00 OBO

Corgi

SPORTS MEMORABILIA: 80s-’10

GRAPHITE TENNIS RACQUET

Lost Cat- white with spots Lost Calico, mostly white with black and brown spots, dark tail. Short-hair. May have blue collar. (650) 996-4560 or (650) 963-4955.

Vintage Bakelite Purse - $30

ROCKIN BEAN FOR BIG LOSERS - $10

VINTAGE ROCK T-SHIRTS: 80s

Snowboard Boots - $45

Vintage Treasure Market 2011 - $5/ticket

SOFTBALL BAT: Ten Pro Alumin

220 Computers/ Electronics

THREE RACQUETBALL RACQUETS:

Precious Black Kittys 6mos young

Rare! Org. 30’s D. Duck Glass - $25.00

(2) LENOVO IBM DOCKING STATIONS - $15

For Sale 201 Autos/Trucks/ Parts BMW 1995 540i - $ 3750 BMW 2000 528i - $7250

FORD 1973 F-600 - $3500

135 Group Activities

Wooden Blocks 2 Bags$10

Rare! Disneyland Light Bulb - $20.00

FUN Piano Voice Violin Guitar

Piano Lessons Taught in your home. Member MTAC & NGPT. Specializing in beginners. All levels welcome. Karen, (650)367-0307 or

VHS VideosThomas,Ninja,Boyvideos

POSTERS: French Movie, Batman+++

Rare! 35 Years Disneyland Watch - $65.00

Dodge 1997 Grand Caravan 100300 miles, 55,000 miles on factory rebuilt 3.8L engine, 17” wheels, towing pkg, auto tran. etc. Bob 650-321-7241

McCool Piano Studio 566-9391MP Near Burgess Gym Menlo Park

KIDS STUFF

Mixed Firewood-Seasoned & Split - $150.

AKC Boxer puppies 2 Brindles & 2 red famns,first round of shots,all papers 408-406-4696 $800.00 each

Barton-Holding Music Studio Next 6 week “singing for the non-singer” class starts Jan. 13. Call Laura Barton 650/965-0139

Manzana Music School Lessons in Palo Alto on Guitar, Violin, Vocals, Fiddle, Banjo, or Mandolin. Call us at: 650 799-7807 www.ManzanaMusicSchool.com

ELMO talking plush chair$15

INVACARE 6500 COMMODE - $20

Antique Milk Shake Mixer - $20.00

Fatemi Computer Peripherals - $350

Jazz & Pop Piano Lessons Learn how to build chords and improvise. Bill Susman, M.A., Stanford. (650)906-7529

BOY 1-2years clothes 30+items

Gently Used Books for Sale

1930’s Style Mickey Mouse Framed - $5.00

5 Assorted Wii Games(Bundled) - $60

Hope Street Studios In downtown Mtn. View Most instruments, voice All ages & levels (650) 961-2192

Baby comforter/blankets2bags

FREE FIREWOOOD & MULCH

Stetson Western Hats - $35.00

Instruction for Hebrew Bar and Bat Mitzvah For Affiliated and Unaffiliated George Rubin, M.A. in Hebrew/Jewish Education 650/424-1940

Guitar Lessons 650-224-3550 beg/int all styles your home $60

Art classes/Valentines Workshop

ENORMOUS POTTED FERN - $40

215 Collectibles & Antiques

GERMAN Language Class

A Piano Teacher Children & Adults Ema Currier (650)493-4797

4Y Boy winterclothes30+items$40

Pre-Teen Girls Clothing - $2.00 or L

Org. Disneys Donald Duck Straws - $20.00

Toyoto 2000 Corolla VE Good condition, 61,000 miles 415-609-8614

202 Vehicles Wanted Donate Vehicle Receive $1000 Grocery Coupons, Your Choice. Noah's Arc, No Kill Animal Shelters. Advanced Veterinary Treatments. Free Towing, IRS Tax Deduction. NonRunners. 1-866-912-GIVE. (Cal-SCAN) Donate Your Car Children's Cancer Fund! Help Save A Child's Life Through Research and Support! Free Vacation Package. Fast, Easy and Tax Deductible. Call 1-800-252-0615. (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)

210 Garage/Estate Sales Mountain View, 1910 Polk Court, Mar. 5, 8am-4pm 10 family (or more!) Garage Sale; Sat, March 5th from 8am-4pm; Sporting Goods; Kids Items; DVDs; Computer Games; Books; Clothes; Household Items - Lots More! Great Stuff - Priced to Sell Fast! Off Miramonte - near St. Francis High Schoool

HANDSFREE HEADSET: 2.5mm HDMI CABLE FOR BLUE RAY NEW - $15.00 IBM Selectric II Typewriter - $350 LASER PRINTER/COPIER: Xerox

235 Wanted to Buy

Kid’s Stuff 330 Child Care Offered Afternoon Nanny Available

240 Furnishings/ Household items

Child Care opening in San Carlos

NICE WOOD STORAGE BOXES - $50 Porthole Clock - $100.00

245 Miscellaneous Shari’s Berries Mouthwatering gourmet strawberry gifts fresh for all occasions! 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Delivered nationwide. SAVE 20% on Dipped Berries! Visit www. berries.com/berries or Call 1-888-9032988. (Cal-SCAN) Vonage Phone Service Unlimited Calls in U.S. and 60 Countries! NO ANNUAL CONTRACT! $14.99 For 3 Months! Then ONLY $25.99/mo. Plus FREE Activation. Call 877-881-2318. (Cal-SCAN) Wine of the Month Club Send the gift of wine all year long! 2 Bottles each month from awardwinning wineries around the world. Call 888-682-7982 and get FREE SHIPPING! (Cal-SCAN) 60s-70s Toys: Star Wars Back Pack - Jansport - $30.00 BASS ALE BEER TAP HANDLE: Bird Cage & Bird Items - $20 CANON CHARGER & 4L BATTERY $15.00

Toren Psychological Services - $800 to $1200 for a

Jobs 500 Help Wanted Youth Sports Club Manager

550 Business Opportunities

After School Care/Driver Avail

Lenox Solitaire Platinum-Banded - $ varies

Type 2 Diabetes Drug If you used Type 2 diabetes drug Avandia between 1999- present and suffered a stroke, heart attack or congestive heart failure you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727. (Cal-SCAN)

FISHING ROD & REEL COMBO

Diabetic Test Strips Wanted Cash Paid. Unopened, Unexpired Boxes Only. All Brands Considered. Help others, don't throw boxes away. For more information, Call 888-491-1168. (Cal-SCAN)

KITCHEN GOODIES CHEAPPP - $6

2-4YRobinHoodCostume$4

DOG ITEMS GALORE - $20

Stanford, Arrillage Center For Sports & Recreation, 3/26-3/27

Org. 1960’s Mary Poppkins Book - $6.00

355 Items for Sale

CRYSTAL DECANTER: Signed

Adopt a White Labrador Puppy

Career Ready in Less than 6 Mths

133 Music Lessons

CRUTCHES: Adj. Aluminum Lg.

After School Driver/Care Are you looking for mature Nanny Arts,Music,Bilingual,play based. Debbie’s Family Day Care - RWC EXPERIENCED, LOVING BABYSITTER EXPERIENCED, LOVING NANNY Fun,loving,Trustline Nanny Little Ages Nanny/Hm Asstn Avail Sweet and Outgoing Babysitter Top Nanny for Hire Excel. refs. 650/233-9778 Violin Teacher

340 Child Care Wanted Nanny needed in Menlo Park Seeking Chinese speaking nanny

345 Tutoring/ Lessons Chess Lessons for kids and adult One-to-One Tutoring Service Stanford-Educated Expert Tutors Writing/SAT Tutor Grades 6-12

350 Preschools/ Schools/Camps

All Cash Vending Route Be Your Own Boss! 25 Machines + Candy All for $9995. Vend3, 880 Grand Blvd., Deer Park, NY. 1- 877-915-8222. Major CC accepted! (Cal-SCAN) BOOK KEEPER NEEDED Bookkeeper/Versacheck software handler needed. Requirements: -Personal computer -Internet access. -Laserjet/Inkjet printer. Time: 10AM-12NOON Days: Mondays-Fridays Wage: $300 weekly This is home-based office duties We are looking to hire immediately. No special knowledge.Anyone can apply.Will be trained specially emails ONLY: freepeas@gmx.com

560 Employment Information $$$HELP WANTED$$$ Extra Income! Assembling CD cases from Home! No Experience Necessary! Call our Live Operators Now! 1-800-4057619 EXT 2450 http://www.easyworkgreatpay.com (AAN CAN) Able to Travel Hiring 8 people. No experience necessary. Transportation and lodging furnished. Paid training. Work and travel entire USA. Start today. www. ProtekChemical.com 1-208-590-0365. (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: Act Now! New Pay Increase! 37-46 cpm. New Trucks in 2011. Need CDL-A and 3 months recent OTR. 1-877-258-8782. www.MeltonTruck.com (Cal-SCAN)

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EARN $75 - $200 HOUR Media Makeup Artist Training. Ads, TV, Film, Fashion. One week class. Stable job in weak economy. Details at http://www.AwardMakeUpSchool.com 310-364-0665 (AAN CAN) 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) Sales: Awesome Travel Job! Play in Vegas, Hang in LA, Jet to New York! Hiring 18-24 gals/guys. $400$800 wkly. Paid expenses. Energetic and fun? 877.259.6983. (Cal-SCAN) Sales: Guys and Gals Free to travel out of Town Business and Winter resorts to demo an Orange peel product. Hotel, Transportation, Daily cash draws. Apply today leave tomorrow. 1-888-872-7577. (Cal-SCAN) U.S. Navy Special Ops Elite training. Daring missions. Generous pay/benefits. HS grads ages 17-34. Do you have what it takes? Call 1-800-345-6289. (Cal-SCAN)

Business Services 602 Automotive Repair

645 Office/Home Business Services

748 Gardening/ Landscaping

Advertising: Best Kept Secret A business card sized display ad 140 California community newspapers. Reach 3 million+ Californians. Cost $1,550.$1.33 cost per thousand. Free brochure (916)288-6019; www.Cal-SDAN.com (Cal-SCAN)

Beckys Landscape Weekly/periodic maint. Annual rose/fruit tree prune, clean ups, irrigation, sod, planting, raised beds. Demolition, excavation. Driveway, patio, deck installs. Power washing. 650/493-7060

648 HorsesBoarding/Training Learn to Rope with Ed Cohn. 30 yrs exp. teaching. Classes start March. Come to orientation Wed., 3/2 at 7pm. 650/854-9109

Home Services 703 Architecture/ Design Design/Permits One stop for your remodel/design needs. Comp. plans incl structural engineering and energy compliance (T-24). ADW 650-969-4980

I am a Caregiver Responsible, good refs., nights avail., special needs. May I assist you? Call Bill: 650.396.7486

615 Computers Boomer Vengeance Give PCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a chance! We offer technical support for baby boomers and beyond. Networking, problem troubleshooting, software install/ uninstall, virus removal and much more! Personalized documentation. Satisfaction guaranteed. 855.4.I.DIG. IT (855.443.4448) boomervengeance.com.

620 Domestic Help Offered BABYSITTER Experienced, offering Full-Time with good references. Call Maria: 650465-9991 or 650-568-9878. Private Exec. Chef Atherton native w/31 years exp., CCA grad and 4 yrs exp. household chef and catering. Award-winning pastry and Neiman Marcus corp. chef. Refs. 650/218-7073

624 Financial Cash Now Cash for your structured settlement or annuity payments. Call J.G. Wentworth. 1-866-494-9115. Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau. (Cal-SCAN) crosetti funding CASH NOW we offer fast cash for your mortgage note, annuity, and business note call 1 800 391 4032 Note Investment 6 percent ret., paid monthly, 50%LTV, secured on Woodside income property. Owner/agent Jim 650-851-7300

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715 Cleaning Services AC Housecleaning Residential/Commercial. Move in/ out, offices, more. Good rates. 11 years exp. Please call 650/678-4792. www. achousecleaning.com

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Franciscaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deep Housecleaning Experienced, Refs. 650-669-0628 or 650-701-0703 Marlem HouseCleaning House, Condos, Apartments, Office, Move-in, Move-Out, Free Estimates. Good References. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Serving All The Bay Areaâ&#x20AC;? 650-380-4114 or 650-389-3327

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719 Remodeling/ Additions Domicile Construction, Inc.

General Contractor T 415 999-3143 650 366-8335 www.domicileconstructioninc.com since 1990 lic #627843

730 Electrical Alex Electric Lic #784136. Free Est. All electrical. Alex, (650)366-6924

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All Animals Happy House Pet Sitting Services by Susan Licensed, insured, refs. 650-323-4000

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

604 Adult Care Offered

GARDENING MAINTENANCE

650 Pet Care/ Grooming/Training

710 Carpentry

Bedford Autobody AUTO ACCIDENT? SMASH! OOPS! CRUNCH! NEED HELP? GET 20% OFF CALL 650-961-4100 WWW.BEDFORDAUTOBODY.COM

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856-9648 $ Consult $DrSprayIrrigation $ Maintenance $La!RocGardens $EdibGardensV Boxes Lic. #725080 JRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garden Maintenance Residential clean up, trimming, new lawn and sprinkler installations. 16 yrs exp. Great refs. Jose, 650-743-0397

757 Handyman/ Repairs AAA HANDYMAN AND MORE

Since 1976 Licensed & Insured

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R.G. Landscape Yard clean-ups, maintenance, installations. Call Reno for free est. 650/468-8859 Cherish Your Garden

Shubha Landscape Design, Inc. LIC #852075

QDInstallation S P alkways DArborLighting IFGardening www.ShubhaLandscapeDesign.com Urielâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gardening Clean up, haul, maint., poison oak, free est. 650/862-1378 Uriel Vidal Gardening & Landscaping Bi-Weekly, twice a month clean up. Tree removal. Fences, retaining walls, new lawn irrigation systems. Gutter cleaning. Free est., excel. refs. 650-771-0213 WEEKLY MAINTENANCE TRIMMING/ PRUNING, TREE SERVICE, STUMP GRINDING, CLEAN UPS, AERATION, IRRIGATION, ROTOTILLING. ROGER: 650.776.8666

751 General Contracting NOTICE TO READERS It is illegal for an unlicensed person to perform contracting work on any project valued at $500.00 or more in labor and materials. State law also requires that contractors include their license numbers on all advertising. Check your contractorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s status at www.cslb. ca.gov or 800-321-CSLB (2752). Unlicensed persons taking jobs that total less than $500.00 must state in their advertisements that they are not licensed by the Contractors State License Board

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Leo Garcia Landscape/ Maintenance Lawn and irrig. install, clean-ups. Res. and comml. maint. Free Est. Lic. 823699. 650/369-1477.

(650) 321-1600

754 Gutter Cleaning

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LANDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GARDENING & LANDSCAPING *Yard Maintenance*New Lawns*Clean Ups*Tree Trimming*Wood Fences* Power Washing. 17 years experience. Senior Discount 650-576-6242

Marioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gardening Maintenance, clean-ups. 650/365-6955; 995-3822

Garyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Remodel Kitchen & bath remodels + more http://www.garysremodel.com/ (408) 720-0800

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759 Hauling a J & G HAULING SERVICE Misc. junk, office, appliances, garage, storage, etc, clean-ups. Old furniture, green waste and yard junk. Licensed & insured. FREE ESTIMATES 650/368-8810

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767 Movers Armandos Moving Homes, Apartments, Storage. Full Service moves. Serving the Bay Area for 20 yrs. Licensed & Insured. Armando, 650-630-0424. CAL-T190632

Midtown Palo Alto, 2 BR/2.5 BA - Negotiable Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $ 4000/mon Palo Alto, 4 BR/2 BA - $3700/mont

327-5493 771 Painting/ Wallpaper Gary Rossi PAINTING Free 2 gal. paint. Water damage repair, wallpaper removal. Bonded. Lic #559953. 650/207-5292 STYLE PAINTING Commâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l/Res. Full service painting and decorating. Lic. 903303. 650/388-8577

Palo Alto, 5+ BR/2.5 BA 6k/month. No Pets/smk,650-248-9378 Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $3,300 Spectacular Palo Alto, 2+ Br/2.5 Ba / Brand New Construction / - Negotiable (midtown), 2 BR/2.5 BA - Negotiable

809 Shared Housing/ Rooms

775 Asphalt/ Concrete Roe General Engineering Concrete, asphalt, sealing, pavers, new construct, repairs. 34 yrs exp. No job too small. Lic #663703 * 650/814-5572

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

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810 Cottages for Rent Woodside, 1 BR/1 BA Guest house central Woodsideâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;great views-W/D, garageâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;incl utilities, pool, tennis ctâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; security, cleaning depâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;yr lseâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;ref, credit rptâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;650-851-1683

815 Rentals Wanted Long-Term Rental Needed

787 Pressure Washing

820 Home Exchanges

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790 Roofing Al Peterson Roofing since 1946

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795 Tree Care

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825 Homes/Condos for Sale Mountain View, 3 BR/2 BA - $108000 Palo Alto, 3 BR/1.5 BA - $1150000

840 Vacation Rentals/Time Shares Timeshares Sell/rent your timeshare for cash. Our Guaranteed Services will Sell/ Rent Your Unused Timeshare for CASH! Over $95 Million Dollars offered in 2010! www. SellaTimeshare.com (877) 554-2098 (Cal-SCAN) Monterey Dunes Beach House 650-598-7047

Northstar Tahoe Family Retreat 5Br 650-598-7057

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Mountain View, Studio BR/1 BA - $1025 PA: 2BR/2BA on Sheridan Ave. W/D, secure parking, pool, lease, no pets. Avail April 1st. $2200/mo 650-327-3946 Palo Alto , 2 BR/2.5 BA - Negotiable Palo Alto Near Stanford All Inclusive, Studio BR/1 BA - $1230/mo a Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $1,795/mo Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA - $1,650 Palo Alto, 3 BR/3 BA - $4150

803 Duplex Palo Alto, 2 BR/2.5 BA - Negotiable Sunnyvale Sixplex, 2 BR/1 BA - $1250 mont Sunnyvale Sixplex, 2 BR/1 BA - $1200. mon

805 Homes for Rent Atherton, 4 BR/3 BA Furnished,available 4/1-5/31. Great Location, New Spacious Palo Alto 2+ Br/2.5 Ba New Duplex Home For Rent , 2 BR/2.5 BA - New Constr Great Location, New Spacious Palo Alto 2+ Br/2.5 Ba New Duplex Home For Rent, 2 BR/2.5 BA - Negotiable Menlo Park, 2 BR/2 BA - $2600.00/m Menlo Park, 3 BR/3 BA - $4750

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1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement BATHTECH REMODELING AND REFINISHING COMPANY RUSSELL W. MORRISON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 242976 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1.) Bathtech Remodeling and Refinishing Company, 2.) Russell W. Morrison Construction Company at 969-G Edgewater Boulevard # 311, Foster City, CA 94404. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): RUSSELL W. MORRISON 3167 Los Prados Street San Mateo, CA 94403 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 01/01/1985. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on January 25, 2011. (Almanac Feb. 9, 16, 23; March 2, 2011) CLEAR START POOL SERVICE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 242837 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Clear Start Pool Service at 341 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): EIBI DANIEL DIAZ 341 Terminal Ave. Menlo Park, CA 94025 AGUSTIN DIAZ 341 Terminal Ave. Menlo Park, CA 94025 This business is conducted by: Co-Partners. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 01/11/2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on January 19, 2011. (Almanac Feb. 9, 16, 23, March 2, 2011) AYIN WIRELESS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 243174 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Ayin Wireless at 421 A Grand Ave., So. S.F. CA 94080. Registered owner(s): LUIS JOEL ACEVES REYES 1059 Apt. #2 So. S.F. CA 94080 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 February 3, 2011. (Almanac Feb. 16, 23, March 2, 9, 2011) MOS VESTIS INTENTIO FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 243183 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Mos Vestis Intentio at 3757 Haven Avenue #B, Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County; Mail Address: PO Box 784, Lockeford, CA 95237. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): KATJA I JANKE 13870 E. Highway 88, PO Box 784 Lockeford, CA 95237-0784 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 February 3, 2011. (Almanac Feb. 16, 23, March 2, 9, 2011) MERCEDES BENZ REPAIR FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 243393 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Mercedes Benz Repair at 555 ONeil Suite #16, Belmont, CA 94002, San Mateo County. Registered Owner(s): ELLIOTT DAN 2520 Mardell Way Mountain View, CA 94043 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 February 16, 2011. (Almanac Feb. 23, March 2, 9, 16, 2011) BE YOUR OWN GUEST FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 243352 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Be Your Own Guest at 1047 El Camino Real #1, Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): MARY ELLEN DUDA 1047 El Camino Real #1 Menlo Park, CA 94025-4344 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact

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997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1229178-03 APN: 083-034-100 TRA: 66-006 LOAN NO: Xxxx5659 REF: Wunder, John R IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED June 14, 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 08, 2011, at 12:30pm, CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded June 22, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007-095516 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Mateo County, State of California, executed by John R Wunder A Married Man As His Sole and Separate Property, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier's check 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 At the main entrance of the city hall of records 401 Marshall Street Redwood City, California, 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 described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 170 Cuesta Real La Honda CA 94020 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances

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at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $479,025.86. 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. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: February 01, 2011. (R-367908 02/16/11, 02/23/11, 03/02/11) Almanac TSG No.: 4673903 TS No.: CA1000213839 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN: 069-225-020-2 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/05/2006. 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. On 03/08/2011 at 12:30 P.M., First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as Trustee, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 12/12/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-187348, in book , page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Mateo County, State of California. Executed by: JERRELL JIMERSON, A SINGLE PERSON AND ALISON E PAPE, A SINGLE PERSON, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/ CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) At the Marshall St. entrance to the Hall of Justice and Records, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 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 described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 069-225-020-2 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 205 ELEANOR DRIVE , WOODSIDE, CA 94062 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said 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 said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, 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. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $2,076,432.34. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's Trustee. Date: 02/03/2011 First American Title Insurance Company First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as Trustee 3 FIRST AMERICAN WAY SANTA ANA, CA 92707 The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/or the timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as Trustee MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT

A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. — FOR TRUSTEE'S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (714) 573-1965 P799284 2/16, 2/23, 03/02/2011 Almanac AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO Case No.: CIV502782 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner VENANCIO ORTEGA & MARTHA G. MARTINEZ filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: LESLIE MARTINEZ to LESLIE ORTEGA. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall 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. NOTICE OF HEARING: March 18, 2011, 9:00 a.m., Dept.: 2E. 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 the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: THE ALMANAC. Date: February 7, 2011 /s/ Beth Labson Freeman JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (The Almanac Feb. 16, 23, March 2, 9, 2011) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 240363CA Loan No. 3061480533 Title Order No. 317486 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05-01-2006. 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 03-23-2011 at 01:00 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 05-03-2006, Book xx, Page xx, Instrument 2006065849, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County, California, executed by: SUSAN FOX, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, 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: THE MARSHALL STREET ENTRANCE TO THE HALL OF JUSTICE AND RECORDS, 400 COUNTY CENTER, REDWOOD CITY, CA Legal Description: PARCEL ONE: LOT 18, BLOCK 6 AS DESIGNATED ON THE MAP ENTITLED, ‘’MAP OF COOPERATIVE LAND AND TRUST CO., TRACT SUBDIVISION NO. ONE OF NORTH PALO ALTO CO., CAL.,’’ FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA ON JULY 1, 1907 IN BOOK 5 OF MAPS, AT PAGE 13. EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PORTION: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE NORTHEASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 18 DISTANT THEREON SOUTH 79° 30’ EAST, 146.04 FEET FROM THE NORTHWESTERLY CORNER, OF SAID LOT 18; THENCE CONTINUING ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERLY LOT LINE SOUTH 79 30’ EAST, 17.00 FEET TO THE MOST EASTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 18; THENCE ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 18 ON THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A RADIUS OF 79.00 FEET, A DISTANCE OF 27.35 FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY IN A DIRECT LINE TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PORTION:

SO MUCH THEREOF AS LIES WITHIN THAT CERTAIN ONE (1) FOOT STRIP OF LAND DESIGNATED ‘’RESERVED’’, LYING WESTERLY AND ADJACENT TO THE WESTERLY LINE OF LOT 18 AS SHOWN ON THE MAP ENTITLED, ‘’MAP OF COOPERATIVE LAND AND TRUST CO., TRACT SUBDIVISION NO. ONE OF NORTH PALO ALTO, SAN MATEO CO.,’’ FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF SAN MATEO COUNTY, ON JULY 1, 1907 IN BOOK 5 OF MAPS, AT PAGE 13. PARCEL TWO: A NONEXCLUSIVE APPURTENANT EASEMENT OVER SAID EXCEPTED PARTIES AS RESERVED IN THAT CERTAIN DEED BY AND BETWEEN MALBA B. BUCKLAND AND RAVENSWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT, AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA DATED JUNE 29, 1956, AND RECORDED JULY 11, 1956 IN BOOK 3058 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS, AT PAGE 69, SAN MATEO COUNTY RECORDS, SERIAL NO. 69736- M., AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE NORTHEASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 18 DISTANT THEREON SOUTH 79° 30’ EAST, 146.04 FEET FROM THE NORTHWESTERLY CORNER, OF SAID LOT 18; THENCE CONTINUING ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERLY LOT LINE SOUTH 79° 30’ EAST, 17.00 FEET TO THE MOST EASTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 18; THENCE ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 18 ON THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A RADIUS OF 79.00 FEET, A DISTANCE OF 27.35 FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY IN A DIRECT LINE TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL THREE: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWESTERLY CORNER OF LOT 18, BLOCK 6, AS SAID LOT AND BLOCK AND SHOWN ON THE MAP ENTITLED, ‘’MAP OF COOPERATIVE LAND AND TRUST CO., TRACT SUBDIVISION NO. ONE OF NORTH PALO ALTO, SAN MATEO CO., CAL’’ FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA ON JULY 1, 1907 IN BOOK 5 OF MAPS, AT PAGE 13; THENCE NORTH 10° 30’ EAST, 4.00 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 79° 30’ EAST, PARALLEL WITH THE NORTHEASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 18, 105.65 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 10° 30’ WEST, 4.00 FEET, TO THE SAID NORTHEASTERLY LINE OF LOT 18; THENCE ALONG THE LAST MENTIONED LINE, NORTH 79° 30’ WEST, 105.65 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. EXCEPTING THEREFROM SO EACH THEREOF AS LIES WITHIN THAT CERTAIN ONE (1) FEET STRIP OF LAND DESIGNATED ‘’RESERVED’’ LYING WESTERLY AND ADJACENT TO THE WESTERLY LINE OF LOT 18, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP ENTITLED, ‘’MAP OF COOPERATIVE LAND AND TRUST CO., TRACT SUBDIVISION NO. ONE OF NORTH PALO ALTO, SAN MATEO CO., CAL.,’’ FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF SAN MATEO COUNTY, ON JULY, 1, 1907 IN BOOK 5 OF MAPS, AT PAGE 13. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $929,697.63 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 531 POPE STREET MENLO PARK, CA 94025 APN Number: 062-370-180 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: 02-172011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee KATHY HARDING, 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 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting. com ASAP# 3916915 03/02/2011, 03/09/2011, 03/16/2011 Almanac

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