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8PPETJEF In the photo on the cover, members of Woodside Elementary School third-grade class wait for their cue to perform the Maypole dance.
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King Hunter Foster, left, and Princess Catherine Pittman greet the crowd during the May Day Parade in Woodside on Saturday, May 7.
Woodside celebrates with 89th May Day Parade and festivities
Story by Kate Daly | Photos by Michelle Le
oodside rocked on Saturday, May 7, starting with an early morning May Day Fun Run and pancake breakfast, followed by more traditions: a parade, Maypole dance, barbecue and carnival, all centered near and around the school. The theme of the 89th annual May Day Parade was Rockstar, but in reality it embraced music of all kinds as hundreds of people lined Woodside Road to watch participants walk, ride and roll by in everything from baby strollers to a two-story-tall
float filled with Brownies. The parade started at 10 a.m. in front of Woodside School with sheriff ’s deputies and then the grand marshals — Woodside music teachers Kara D’Ambrosio and Beth Dameron — waving to the crowd from an electric blue convertible on a sunny but temperate day. Dozens of groups participated in the parade, most of them throwing candy along the route, which led to Roberts Market and back. Woodside School alum and former See MAY DAY, page 19
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TOWN OF PORTOLA VALLEY
TOWN OF ATHERTON STATE OF CALIFORNIA
NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING ON SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT
2011 CAPE/SLURRY PROJECT PROJECT NO. 56049
This is to notify you that an application for a Site Development Permit, File X9H-626, has been submitted for review by the Planning Commission of the Town of Portola Valley. This proposal requests Planning Commission approval of approximately 2,560 cubic yards of earthwork in association with new residential construction. The property is owned by Sam & Carolyn Quezada located at 15 Sausal Drive and is identified as APN: 079-111-010.
Notice is hereby given that SEALED BIDS will be received at the ofﬁce of the City Clerk, 91 Ashﬁeld Road, Atherton, California 94027, until 2:00 p.m. JUNE 1, 2011, at which time they will be publicly opened and read, for performing the following work:
Planning Commission public hearing has been scheduled to review this application on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, Historic School House, Portola Valley, CA.
Performing of Cape seals and Type II micro-surfacing per Town speciﬁcations on the listed streets, which includes notiﬁcations, trafﬁc control, prep work, oil and chip installation, compaction, sweeping, and re-striping/pavement markings (as needed) with a 1-year guarantee.). The Engineer’s Estimate for the project is: $609,979 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. Bids must be for the entire work, and shall be submitted in sealed envelopes clearly marked: ”Bid of (Contractor) for 2011 CAPE/SLURRY PROJECT, Project No. 56049”, along with date and time of bid opening.
Public Hearings provide the general public and interested parties an opportunity to provide testimony on these items. If you challenge a proposed action(s) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at a Public Hearing(s) described above, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to, the Public Hearing(s). Information pertaining to the proposal may be viewed at Town Hall Building & Planning Department, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. All interested persons are invited to appear before the Planning Commission to be heard at the time and place herein above mentioned.
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Plans and speciﬁcations may be obtained at the Town of Atherton’s website at www.ci.atherton. ca.us under Bid Solicitation at no cost. Additional important information is contained in Town of Atherton Standard Speciﬁcations, which are available on line at www.ci.atherton.ca.us/publicworks.html . Contractor shall be responsible for any addendums that may be posted on the Town’s website. No planholders list shall be available. Bids must be accompanied by a bid security in the form of cash, a cashier‘s or certiﬁed check or bid bond for not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the bid, as a guarantee that the bidder, if awarded the Contract, will fulﬁll the terms of the bid. The Town of Atherton, The City, reserves the right to reject any or all bids; to make any awards or any rejections in what it alone considers to be in the best interest of the City, and waive any informalities or irregularities in the bids. The contract will be awarded, if at all, to the responsible bidder that submits the lowest responsive bid. [NOTE: If there are alternates in the bid, the City will need to state how the low bid will be determined, as required by PCC 20103.8.] Bidders are hereby notiﬁed that, pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 3247 and 3248 and Standard Speciﬁcations Section 3.02, the successful bidder will be required to provide payment and performance bonds in the amounts of 100% of the contract price. Bidders are hereby notiﬁed that provisions of California Labor Code regarding prevailing wages and apprentices 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 Contractor may elect to receive 100 percent of payments due under the contract, without retention of any portion of the payment by the Town of Atherton, by depositing securities of equivalent value to the retention amount in accordance with the provisions of Section 22300 of the California Public Contract Code. All bidders shall be licensed under the provisions of the Business and Professions Code to do the type of work contemplated in the project. The City has determined that the Contractor shall possess a valid Class _ license at the time the bid is submitted. Failure to possess the speciﬁed license shall render the bid non-responsive. 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. The three lowest bidders will be required to submit subcontractor‘s experience and qualiﬁcations statements within 48 hours of the bid opening, on forms provided by the Town. 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 construction 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 David Huynh, Project Engineer, telephone: (650) 752-0555 or by written Requests for Information (RFI) to: Public Works Department, 91 Ashﬁeld Road, Atherton, CA 94027, no later than ten (10) business days before bid opening. RFIs may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to (650) 688-6539. Responses shall be posted on the Town’s website no later than ﬁve (5) days prior to bid opening.
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___________________________________ Michael Kashiwagi, P.E., City Engineer
Carol Borck Planning Technician
TOWN OF PORTOLA VALLEY
NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED SUBDIVISION X6D-210, AND PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD) X7D-171 1260 WESTRDIGE DRIVE (APN: 077-050-200) AND PROPOSED MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the Town of Portola Valley will hold a public hearing on May 18, 2011 to consider a project proposed by Shorenstein Reality to subdivide the subject 11.60-acre property located at 1260 Westridge Drive into three parcels to accommodate two new residential building sites. Also proposed as part of the project is a PUD to regulate the specific manner in which the three parcels may be used. The PUD, as provided for under the town’s zoning ordinance, allows for flexibility to ensure the unique property conditions are appropriately reflected in the final standards controlling use and development of the subdivision lots for conformity with the basic intent of the Portola Valley General Plan, and Zoning and Subdivision ordinances. Each of the three new parcels will have a minimum area of over three (3) acres, whereas the minimum parcel area for the property’s zoning district is 2.5 acres. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the May 18, 2011 public hearing will be to continued to the July 6, 2011 Planning Commission meeting to permit time for circulation of the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project. Further, all reports, plans and documents associated with this project are available for review in the Portola Valley Planning Department at 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley, California. The specific reports, plans and supporting documents for the May 18, 2011 Planning Commission public hearing will be available in the Planning Department on May 13, 2011. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration regarding the above described project will be available for public review from May 13, 2011 to June 16, 2011. The Planning Commission of the Town of Portola Valley will initiate consideration of the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration at its meeting on May 18, 2011 at 7:30 p.m., Town Hall (Historic Schoolhouse), 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley, California. This consideration will be continued to the July 6, 2011, planning commission meeting, also starting at 7:30 p.m., along with the hearing on the subdivision and PUD project, to allow time for conclusion of the circulation period and response to comments that may be received from the circulation process. Before the Planning Commission acts on the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration or the project, Commissioners will consider all evidence, written and oral, pertaining to the proposed mitigated negative declaration, and project. All interested persons are invited to appear before the Planning Commission at the times and place herein above-mentioned. Copies of the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration will be available at Portola Valley Town Hall, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley, California starting on May 13, 2011. Dated: Signed:
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TOWN OF PORTOLA VALLEY NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING ON AMENDMENTS TO THE OPEN SPACE, RECREATION AND CONSERVATION ELEMENTS OF THE TOWN GENERAL PLAN AND APPROVAL OF PROPOSED NEGATIVE DECLARATION The Brownies’ two-story float is the largest in the parade’s history, according to Anne Schoebel, the master of ceremonies.
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parent Anne Schoebel emceed the parade again this year. Several Woodside-based groups involving horses added a hometown touch. Mounted Patrol members wore uniforms and carried flags, Woodside Vaulters showcased a handsome gray horse used in competition, and the National Center of Equine Facilitated Therapy led a miniature horse wearing a hot pink punk rocker wig. The Royal Court, made up of kindergarteners dressed in crowns and robes, rode in an antique fire truck with an entourage of students walking behind. The shiny red Engine 7 driven by the Woodside Fire Protection District firefighters looked brand new by comparison, whereas the Menlo Park Fire-
men’s Association red engine carrying the Woodside High School Alumni Association members looked to be somewhere in between. The Woodside High Marching Band played a number of tunes, with the school’s top awardwinning dance team performing right behind them. More music followed when Woodside School’s eighth-graders showed up in costume to sing two songs from the operetta, “Annie,” that they will be putting on June 2, 3 and 4. Eleven young girls twirled batons to taped music. Laura and Yolanda Russell, the mother/ daughter team that runs the Redwood City Twirlers, say they have participated in this parade at least 19 times. Their nephew/ grandson, Jeffrey Russell, played saxophone in the Woodside High Marching Band, just like his uncles did in past May Day
parades. The Los Trancos Woods Community Marching Band made its annual appearance with its usual cast of raggle-taggle colorful characters. Leader and trombone player Jim Harvey of Menlo Park said the group has paraded down Woodside Road probably 40 to 45 times. Farther back in the lineup, the Peninsula Volunteers featured The 515 Band playing rock-and-roll music on the back of a truck. Newcomers this year included a Rockstar energy drink truck accompanied by loud music and student dancers to help advertise the upcoming Woodside School Foundation’s Grand Auction on May 21, “Rockstar.” The Rockstar company is a community partner that has donated to the foundation. The same holds for Ferrari Maserati See MAY DAY, page 20
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Council of the Town of Portola Valley will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to the town’s general plan on May 25, 2011 at 7:30 p.m., Town Hall (Historic Schoolhouse), 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley, California. The proposed amendments, as recommended for adoption by the Planning Commission on April 6, 2011, are contained in the document “May 25, 2011 Public Hearing on General Plan Amendments: Open Space Element, Recreation Element, Conservation Element, and Related CEQA Findings” dated April 18, 2011. Copies of the report may be inspected at Portola Valley Town Hall and on the town web site at PortolaValley.net. The changes include the deﬁnition of “open space preserve” as recently adopted by the town council as well as related changes, updating and reorganizing the text. The Town Council will consider all evidence, written and oral, pertaining to the proposed amendments. All interested persons are invited to appear before the Town Council to be heard at the time and place herein above mentioned. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a proposed negative declaration regarding the above mentioned general plan amendments was prepared and available for public review from March 10, 2011 to April 1, 2011. The Town Council of the Town of Portola Valley will consider the proposed negative declaration at its meeting on May 25, 2011 at 7:30 p.m., Town Hall (Historic Schoolhouse), 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley, California. The Town Council will consider all evidence, written and oral, pertaining to the proposed negative declaration, including the Planning Commission’s April 6, 2011 recommendation for adoption. All interested persons are invited to appear before the Town Council at the time and place herein above-mentioned. Copies of the proposed negative declaration, and the record of the Planning Commission public hearing on it and the proposed General Plan amendments, are available at Portola Valley Town Hall, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley, California. Dated: Signed:
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C O M M U N I T Y MAY DAY
Heather Green named ‘Citizen of Year’ Lu Hugdahl of Mountain View opened up a safe deposit box at a bank in Los Altos in November of 2006. Two years later she went to open her safe deposit box and was horriﬁed to discover four or ﬁve rings and three necklaces missing. On a police report she estimated two of the rings were worth approximately $1,500.00, “one being a keepsake from a cherished friend who passed away”, as reported by the Los Altos Town Crier. Hugdahl was stunned.
t a ceremony held in the amphitheatre following the May Day Parade, Woodside School’s PTA recognized Heather Green as “Citizen of the Year” for all her volunteer efforts. Mrs. Green lives in Woodside and has two children at the school. For the past eight years she has run the recycling program on campus, collecting, sorting and cashing in bottles and cans to raise money for the music department. She has helped in classrooms, and supported the choir by sewing and cleaning its robes, and chaperoning field trips.
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Silicon Valley, which had cars in the parade. Jeannette Heidrich came to watch with her husband and dog. “We’re local residents and we love coming to the parade, and have been for over 20 years since our children were younger.” Three generations of the Martin family of Woodside stood in one spot for the hour-long procession, clearly enjoying the other main source of entertainment — running into a stream of old friends. Standing with her parents, husband, and 8-month-old daughter, Woodside School alum Lisa Martin Murray beamed, “We’re just out to have fun outside.” Afterward, many people walked over to the school to see the thirdgraders perform a Maypole dance, and then stayed for food and games.
Serving on the Woodside School Foundation board for several years, she is currently Heather Green the secretary. Foundation president Sheree Shoch praised Ms. Green “for always doing behind-thescenes work; she’s an unsung hero.” The PTA presented Ms. Green with a rose tree, symbolic of her ecological volunteerism at the school. — Kate Daly
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