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Las Lomitas School District 1011 Altschul Ave., Menlo Park. Superintendent: Eric Hartwig. Enrollment: 1,338. The district operates two schools for children who live in parts of Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside and unincorporated areas, including Ladera. Board members: John Macdonald, president 650-368-5689 ; Maria Doktorczyk, 650-234-8092; Ann Jaquith, 650-561-9960; Jay Siegel, 650-233-1121; Richard Ginn, 650-329-9613. ttXXXMMFTELDBVT La Entrada School 2200 Sharon Road, Menlo Park. Principal: Larry Thomas. Enrollment: 622. Grades 4-8. ttXXXMMFTELDBVT Las Lomitas School 299 Alameda de las Pulgas, Atherton. Principal: Sue Sartor. Class Size: 20. Enrollment: 621. Grades K-3. ttXXXMMFTELDBVT

Menlo Park City School District 181 Encinal Ave., Atherton. Superintendent: Maurice Ghysels. Enrollment: 2,652. The district operates four schools: Laurel, grades K-3; Encinal, grades K-5; Oak Knoll, grades K-5; Hillview Middle School, grades 6-8. Spanish immersion program available at Encinal and Laurel. Board members: Maria Hilton , president; Jeff Child; Terry Thygesen; Laura Rich; Joan Lambert. t tCPBSE!NQDTEPSHtXXXNQDTEPSH Encinal School 195 Encinal Ave., Atherton. Principal: Allison Liner. Class Size: K-3: 24 NBYJNVNHSBEFT&OSPMMNFOU Grades K, 3-5. t tXXXNQDTEPSH DMJDLPOiTDIPPMTw

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Sequoia Union High School District 480 James Ave., Redwood City. Superintendent: Jim Lianides. Enrollment: 8,200. Operates four high schools, a continuation school and a Middle College program in partnership with CaĂąada College for students living in the southern and central portion of San Mateo County. Board members: Don Gibson, president, -PSSBJOF3VNMFZ  0MJWJB.BSUJOF[ "MBO Sarver 650-592-6129. Chris Thomsen,  ttXXXTFRPSH Menlo-Atherton High School 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Principal: Matthew Zito. Enrollment: 2,049. ttXXXNBCFBSTPSH Woodside High School 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside. Principal: David Reilly. &OSPMMNFOU  ttXXXXPPETJEFITPSH

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Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA 12 Airport Blvd., San Mateo. Animal adoption and counseling; lost-and-found assistance; microchipping; licensing; animal rescue; cruelty investigations; animal-behavior helpline; Wildlife Rehabilitation Center; dogtraining classes; referrals for pet-friendly housing; pet-loss grief support group. Lowcost vaccination and spay/neuter clinics. Camps for children. Adoptions: $120 for dog; $75 for dogs age 7+ and $135 for puppies (under 6 months); $80 for cat, $50 for cats age 7+ and $95 for kittens (under 6 months); fees for other animals vary. Hours: Weekdays 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; weekends 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; closed major holidays tFYUUPWPMVOUFFS NBJOOVNCFS MPTUPSTUSBZ BOJNBMTTQBZOFVUFSDMJOJD tXXXQFOJOTVMBIVNBOFTPDJFUZPSH Pets In Need 871 5th Ave., Redwood City. Pets In Need is the first no-kill adoption shelter serving the Peninsula and Greater Silicon Valley. It is a 501(c)3 nonprofit BOESFDFJWFTOPMPDBM TUBUFPSGFEFSBMUBY support. Adoptions: $100 cats and dogs; includes spay or neuter surgery. Hours: ThuSat 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. t tJOGP!1FUT*O/FFEPSH tXXXQFUTJOOFFEPSH

Business organizations Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce 1100 Merrill St., Menlo Park. Provides programs and services to large and small businesses, community information and business referrals. Networking opportunities. Sponsors free business counseling by appointment with a SCORE and U.S. Small Business representative. Business start-up kits, relocation packets and a business/ community directory are available. Sponsors annual Connoisseursâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Marketplace festival in downtown Menlo Park in July and community block parties in June and "VHVTU)PVST.PO5IVBNQN 'SJ a.m.-1 p.m. or by appointment t tJOGP!NFOMPQBSLDIBNCFSDPN tXXXNFOMPQBSLDIBNCFSDPN

Emergency services American Red Cross Bay Area, San Mateo County 1710 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame. Helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies; provides disaster relief. Offers classes in CPR, first aid, CBCZTJUUJOHBOEPUIFSTLJMMT)PVST.PO'SJ BNQN tHFOFSBMIPVSIPUMJOF 650-259-1765 tXXXSFEDSPTTCBZBSFBPSH Blackberry REACT, Volunteer Radio Communications10#PY .UO7JFX Volunteers provide radio communications for local community events within portions of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties at no charge. Many Blackberry members

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Environment Acterra 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Acterra aims to create local solutions that foster a healthy natural environment. The organization hosts talks on environmental issues and provides community programs POUIFFOWJSPONFOU)PVST.PO'SJBN p.m. t tJOGP!BDUFSSBPSH tXXXBDUFSSBPSH Baylands Conservation Committee 1056 'PSFTU"WF 1BMP"MUP"OFOWJSPONFOUBM action committee of 650 individuals concerned with the Palo Alto and Midpeninsula baylands and bayfront areas. t Citizens Committee to Complete the Refuge5FOOFTTFF-BOF 1BMP"MUP The committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal is to see all wetlands SFNBJOJOHJOUIF4BO'SBODJTDP#BZBDRVJSFE by the public and placed in the Don &EXBSET4BO'SBODJTDP#BZ/BUJPOBM8JMEMJGF Refuge, which it helped establish in 1972. Recently, 16,500 acres of salt ponds have CFFOBDRVJSFEGPSSFTUPSBUJPOUPXJMEMJGF IBCJUBU)PVST.PO'SJBNQN t tøPSFODF!SFGVHFPSH tXXXDDDSSFGVHFPSH Committee for Green Foothills 3921 &#BZTIPSF3PBE 1BMP"MUP'PVOEFEJO 1962, the committee works to protect the open space, farmlands and natural resources of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties through advocacy, education and grassroots action. t tJOGP!HSFFOGPPUIJMMTPSH tXXXHSFFOGPPUIJMMTPSH Environmental Volunteers 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Dedicated to promoting an understanding of and responsibility for the environment through hands-on, natural science education. Volunteer docents inspire a love of nature through classroom presentations in schools with related field trips to local nature sites. )PVST.PO'SJBNQN t tJOGP!FWPMTPSH tXXXFWPMTPSH Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) 222 High St., Palo Alto. A private, nonprofit land conservancy dedicated to preserving the beauty, character and diversity of the San 'SBODJTDP1FOJOTVMBMBOETDBQF4JODFJUT founding in 1977, POST has protected more than 50,000 acres of land in San Mateo and

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Health clinics and hospitals Arbor Free Clinic 795 Willow Road, Bldg.  .FOMP1BSL"QSJWBUF OPOQSPĂśUBHFODZ providing acute medical care, TB testing and other health screenings for uninsured people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. The clinic is staffed by volunteers from the Stanford University Medical School. Hours: Sun 10 a.m.-2 p.m. t%VSJOH4VOEBZ$MJOJDFYU XFFLEBZT tBSCPSTUBOGPSEFEV Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center 1150 Veterans Blvd., Redwood City. A 213-bed acute-care IPTQJUBMBOENFEJDBMPĂłDFDPNQMFY  serving nearly 100,000 Kaiser Health Plan members. Specialized center for neurosciences, including neurosurgery and neurointerventional radiology, nationally accredited stroke care center, GVMMTFSWJDFCJSUIJOHDFOUFS &NFSHFODZ

Department. Eye and hearing services. Chronic-conditions management programs. t tXXXLBJTFSQFSNBOFOUFPSH Lucile Packard Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto. The 311-bed hospital is devoted to the care of children and FYQFDUBOUNPUIFST1SPWJEFTQFEJBUSJDBOE obstetric medical and surgical services in association with the Stanford University School of Medicine. Packard Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offers patients a full range of health care programs and services, from preventive and routine care to the diagnosis and treatment PGTFSJPVTJMMOFTTBOEJOKVSZ)PVSTIPVST BEBZ$MJOJDTPQFOHFOFSBMMZ.PO'SJ BNQN CVUIPVSTWBSZBDDPSEJOHUP specialty. t tXXXMQDIPSH Menlo Medical Clinic 1300 Crane St., Menlo Park. Provides comprehensive primary and specialty care, including obstetrics/ gynecology, internal medicine, pediatrics and surgical specialties. Also has on-site laboratory services, as well as radiology, ultrasound and mammography. Hours: .PO'SJBNQN4BU a.m.-12:30 p.m. Same-day appointments available t tXXXNFOMPDMJOJDDPN Palo Alto Medical Foundation 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. The Palo Alto .FEJDBM'PVOEBUJPOGPS)FBMUI$BSF 

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Stanford Hospital and Clinics 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford. The Stanford University Medical Center includes the Stanford Hospital & Clinics, the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Lucile Salter Packard Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital. t tXXXTUBOGPSEIPTQJUBMDPN Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System 3801 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto. The facility provides general medical, surgical and psychiatric care to veterans. Veterans Affairs has three inpatient divisions, the main campus in Palo Alto, a second campus at 795 Willow Road in Menlo Park and a third campus in Livermore. The Palo Alto Health Care System has 833 operating beds including three nursing homes and a 100-bed homeless domiciliary on the Menlo Park campus. It is home to a variety of special, regional treatment centers. Hours: %BJMZBNQNFNFSHFODZIPVST t tXXXQBMPBMUPWBHPW

Historical associations Lathrop House 627 Hamilton Ave., Redwood City. Operated by the Redwood City Heritage Association as an historic house museum. Listed on the National Register of historic places. Built in 1863, it JTBTJHOJĂśDBOUFYBNQMFPG(PUIJD3FWJWBM i4UFBNCPBUw BSDIJUFDUVSF'JSTUPXOFSBOE builder was Benjamin Gordon Lathrop, San Mateo Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first county clerk-recorderassessor. Hours: The first four Wed and the third Sat of each month, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Special tours and/or luncheon by prior arrangement. t tXXXMBUISPQIPVTFPSH San Mateo County History Museum 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City. Housed in the 1910 county courthouse, the association operates three museums, including the Woodside Store and Sanchez Adobe in Pacifica, and offers classes for children and adults, monthly programs and historical demonstrations. It also publishes a twiceyearly journal, informational guides on county history and a monthly newsletter. )PVST5VF4VOBNQN t tXXXIJTUPSZTNDPSH

Homeless services Community Working Group 2507-A Alma St. , Palo Alto. Nonprofit organization addressing homelessness on the Midpeninsula. t tDPNNVOJUZXPSLJOHHSPVQPSH Shelter Network$IBQJO"WF OE øPPS #VSMJOHBNF)FMQJOHIPNFMFTT families on the Peninsula return to selfsufficiency and a place to call home. Shelter locations in Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Mateo and Daly City. Shelter Network TFSWFTNPSFUIBO JOEJWJEVBMTBOOVBMMZ  including 1,700 homeless children. t tXXXTIFMUFSOFUXPSLPSH Shelter Network-Haven Family House $IBQJO"WF OE'MPPS #VSMJOHBNF Provides transitional housing and support services for homeless families. Site includes apartments, a computer center and free licensed child care. t tXXXTIFMUFSOFUXPSLPSH Midpeninsula Citizens for Fair Housing ,JOHTMFZ"WF 1BMP"MUP"QSJWBUF nonprofit membership organization that provides fair housing investigation, counseling and education for local communities. Serves Menlo Park and 4UBOGPSE)PVST.PO5IVBNQN'SJ 9 a.m.-5 p.m. t tJOGP!FDIPGBJSIPVTJOHPSH tXXXFDIPGBJSIPVTJOHPSH Peninsula Volunteers: Low-income housing 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Peninsula Volunteers, Inc., provides services designed to support the welfare of senior community members, including a Meals on 8IFFMTQSPHSBNGPSRVBMJöFEJOEJWJEVBMT who are homebound and unable to prepare food in Atherton, Belmont, East Palo Alto, Meno Park, Portola Valley, Redwood City,


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Recycling and hazardous waste disposal Program$PVOUZ$FOUFS UI'MPPS  Redwood City. RecycleWorks offers comprehensive waste reduction, recycling and reuse information to residents, businesses, students and visitors of San Mateo County. The website contains information on resource conservation, waste reduction, green building, green business, solar power, composting, schoolsite waste reduction, and other solid waste and environmental issues. t tXXX3FDZDMF8PSLTPSH San Mateo County Household Hazardous Waste Program 32 Tower Road, San Mateo. Provides safe opportunities for residents to dispose of paints and other household chemicals that BSFIB[BSEPVT$PMMFDUJPOTFWFSZ5IV 'SJBOE Sat by appointment only. t tIUUQFWFOUTTNIFBMUIPSHFWFOUT Used oil, motor oil and filters 225 Shoreway Road, San Carlos. San Mateo County has more than 75 collection centers, many of which accept filters. The service is free to county residents. Recology, regular provider of garbage and curbside recycling service to Menlo Park, Atherton and portions of unincorporated San Mateo County, accepts used motor oil at curbside when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s placed in a non-breakable, clear plastic 1-gallon container that has been taped shut. t tXXXSFDPMPHZTBONBUFPDPVOUZDPN GreenCitizen 161 Homer Ave., Palo

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Seniors Avenidas#SZBOU4U 1BMP"MUP" nonprofit that provides services to older adults and their families on the midPeninsula. Programs include Lifelong Learning and Leisure, with fitness, personal-growth classes, day trips and longer tours; Health & Wellness, with free health screenings and services such as podiatry; volunteering opportunities; transportation; Handyman Services; Avenidas Rose Kleiner Senior Day Health Center, providing daily enrichment and health-monitoring services; social-work services, with counseling and support groups; and Avenidas Village, which offers the amenities of a retirement community for people who choose to stay in their own IPNFT)PVST.PO'SJBNQN t tXXXBWFOJEBTPSH East Palo Alto Senior Center, Inc. 560 Bell St., East Palo Alto. Lunch served every day. "DUJWJUJFTJODMVEFCJOHP ĂśUOFTTFYFSDJTFT  crochet class, tai-chi classes, music appreciation, brown-bag food giveaway-all free. Country breakfast on Thursday morning. Rents space for events, functions. "MTPUSJQT)PVST.PO'SJBNQN t Lytton Gardens Senior Communities 8FCTUFS4U 1BMP"MUP1SPWJEFT residential, health and support services to enable seniors with varying needs and resources to age with dignity. Lytton

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monthly free health screenings, HICAP and UBYBTTJTUBODFBMTPBWBJMBCMF)PVST.PO'SJ 9 a.m.-3 p.m. t tXXXNFOMPQBSLPSH Older Adults Care Management 291 Lambert Ave., Palo Alto. A nonprofit division of the Institute on Aging, OACM is a licensed home health agency offering home care, personal care assistance, care management and consultation. Offers specialized dementia care. t tXXXJPBHJOHPSH Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. A nonprofit organization promoting welfare of seniors. Major programs and facilities include Little House Activity Center, Meals on Wheels, Crane Place and Partridge/Kennedy Apartments, and Rosener House Adult Day Services. )PVST.PO'SJBNQN t tXXXQFOWPMPSH Rosener House 500 Arbor Road, Menlo Park . Operated by Peninsula Volunteers, Rosener House offers structured activity programs for participants with Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease and other functional or cognitive impairments. The weekday program offers health, social and support services. 'FFTCBTFEPODPTUPGTFSWJDFBOEGBNJMJFT BCJMJUZUPQBZ)PVST.PO'SJBN p.m. t tXXXQFOJOTVMBWPMVOUFFSTPSH Seniors At Home 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto. Comprehensive services to help seniors live safer, healthier, more independent lives in their own homes. Home care and care management, skilled nursing, palliative and end-of-life care, healthcare advocacy, counseling, money management, transportation services, and more. t t*OGP!4FOJPST"U)PNFPSH tXXX4FOJPST"U)PNFPSH Stevenson House&$IBSMFTUPO Road, Palo Alto. Offers independent living where seniors age 62+ live in one of three low-rise buildings in either a studio or one bedroom. Besides providing weekday family-style meal service, care DPPSEJOBUJPOBOEIPVSFNFSHFODZ assistance to residents, Stevenson House coordinates a variety of stimulating social and recreational activities. t tJOGP!TUFWFOTPOIPVTFPSH tXXXTUFWFOTPOIPVTFPSH

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Rotary Club--Woodside-Portola Valley10#PY 8PPETJEF Donates money to local projects. It raises funds through various events, such as a pancake breakfast at Woodsideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s May Day celebration just before the main parade and A Taste of Woodside in September. Hours: Meeting time: Wed at 7:30 a.m. at Guild Hall at Woodside Village Church; last Wed of each month at 5:30 p.m. at local restaurant. tXXXXQWSPUBSZPSH Toastmasters International Menlo Park and Palo Alto. Toastmasters offers a way to improve communication skills and lose fear of public speaking. Call for area, time and location. ttXXXUPBTUNBTUFSTPSH

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Social services Catholic Worker House$BTTJB4U  Redwood City. Provides a family-style home for troubled teenagers, 17-20. 'PPEQSPHSBNFWFSZ'SJEBZBUBN English-language school at 822 Heller St. in Redwood City. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. t*OGPPOFWFOJOHMBOguage classes, 650-366-8315 Child Abuse Reporting (San Mateo County Child Protective Services) $IJME1SPUFDUJWF4FSWJDFTJTBIPVS service provided on behalf of children in San Mateo County who are newborn to age 18 and alleged to be the victims PGDIJMEBCVTF OFHMFDUPSFYQMPJUBUJPO )PVSTIPVSFNFSHFODZ t tXXXDPTBONBUFPDBVT Deborahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Palm 555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto. Named after the Biblical prophet and judge Deborah, who held court under a palm tree, the nonprofit womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s center offers educational and recreational classes, brown-bag lunchtime lectures, professional counseling and community-service activities and mentoring. No membership fee. t tJOGP!EFCPSBITQBMNDPN tXXXEFCPSBITQBMNPSH Ecumenical Hunger Program Pulgas Ave., East Palo Alto. A nonprofit that provides emergency food, clothing, case management and household essentials to families in need in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Palo Alto. Assists with the Monday night meal for the homeless and low-income in conjunction with St. Vincent de Paul at 4U'SBODJTPG"TTJTJ$IVSDIPO#BZ3PBE Also has a womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support group and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program. t tJOGP!FIQDBSFTPSH tXXXFIQDBSFTPSH Emergency Services Partnership 1798 B-Bay Road, East Palo Alto. Emergency Services Partnership is a project of El Concilio of San Mateo County--a community organization committed to increasing education, employment BOEBDDFTTUPRVBMJUZPGMJGFTFSWJDFT for underserved communities of San Mateo County. Its aim is to help families to stabilize their immediate situations and work towards long-term solutions. )PVST.PO 8FE 'SJBN QN 5VFQN5IVBN t tXXXFMDPODJMJPDPN Peninsula Family Service4FDPOE "WF 4BO.BUFP'PSNFSMZ'BNJMZ Service Agency of San Mateo County. With locations all over San Mateo $PVOUZ 'BNJMZ4FSWJDFPòFSTTFSWJDFT seven days a week in English, Spanish and other languages, assisting more than 19,000 people a year who range in age from 6 weeks to 100 years old. t tJOGP!QFOJOTVMBGBNJMZTFSWJDFPSH tXXXQFOJOTVMBGBNJMZTFSWJDFPSH Second Harvest Food Bank 1051 Bing 4U 4BO$BSMPT4FDPOE)BSWFTU'PPE

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Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties works to end hunger in Silicon Valley. Enables individuals, industries and community partners to provide OVUSJUJPVTGPPEUPBOBWFSBHFPG  people each month. Donations of food, money and time welcome. Hours: Office .PO'SJBNQNXBSFIPVTF .PO'SJBNQN ttXXXTIGCPSH Service League of San Mateo County 727 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. A nonprofit agency that provides in-custody programs and services within all San Mateo County jails, and after-release programs and services at five program sites in the community. Also SVOTUIF$IJMESFOT'VOE XIJDIHJWFTUPZTUP children of inmates at Christmas and helps meet emergency needs of inmatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; families. )PVST.PO'SJBNQN ttXXXTFSWJDFMFBHVFPSH St. Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Padua Dining Room 3500 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. The largest dining room for the needy between San 'SBODJTDPBOE4BO+PTFTFSWFTIPUMVODIFT UPBCPVUQFPQMFQFSEBZ TJYEBZTFBDI week throughout the year. Groceries and produce are also distributed. It welcomes donations of money and food, particularly ham and poultry, canned goods, pasta, rice and dry beans. As part of a mini-health program, a public-health nurse gives advice and referrals one day a week during lunch on a walk-in basis (no appointment necessary), 8FEPS5IVGSPNBNQN'SFFDMPUIJOH  Wed (for women with children) and Thu (for men and single women), 9:30-11 a.m. Toys for children are provided prior to Christmas. Hours: Lunch Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; holiday meals noon-2:30 p.m. tPS tQBEVBEJOJOHSPPNDPN St. Francis Center 151 Buckingham Ave., Redwood City. Helps about 500 families per month with services ranging from food and clothes to showers and laundry. Also operates a literacy program, a community HBSEFOBOEBVOJUBQBSUNFOUGPSMPX JODPNFGBNJMJFT)PVST%POBUJPOT.PO'SJ 8 a.m.-3 p.m. t tJOGP!TUGSBODJTSXDPSH tXXXTUGSBODJTSXDPSH StarVista (formerly Youth and Family Enrichment Services ) 610 Elm St., Ste. 212, San Carlos. A private, nonprofit agency in San Mateo County that provides a wide array of free and low-cost services to help children, teens and adults who are dealing with relationships and communications, substance abuse, domestic violence and mental health issues. Twenty-three different programs provide prevention, early intervention, education, counseling and residential services. ttXXXZGFTPSH Teen Talk Sexuality Education 120 +BNFT"WF 3FEXPPE$JUZ'PSNFSMZ Teen Pregnancy Coalition of San Mateo $PVOUZ QSPWJEFTDPNQSFIFOTJWFTFYVBMJUZ education in high schools and middle schools throughout San Mateo County, and has educational programs for parents. t tIFBMUIZUFFOT!UFFOUBMLDBPSH tXXXUFFOUBMLDBPSH


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Atherton town staff Town Council: Please see Public officials section.

Atherton advisory/study committees

Building Department Finance Director: -PVJTF)P -)P!DJBUIFSUPODBVT

Atherton planning commissioners Herman Christensen Term ends April 

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Atherton Rail Committee Staff contact: 1VCMJD8PSLTEJSFDUPS 

William Grindley Term ends April 2012. Philip Lively 5FSNFOET"QSJM Paul Quinlan 5FSNFOET"QSJM Kristi Waldron, chair Term ends April 2012. The Planning Commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regular NFFUJOHTBSFIFMEBUQNPOUIF fourth Wednesday of the month at the 5PXO$PVODJM$IBNCFST "TIĂśFME 3PBEBU%JOLFMTQJFM4UBUJPO-BOF  "UIFSUPO

Interim City Manager: John Danielson. KEBOJFMTPO!DJBUIFSUPO ca.us

Other Atherton commissions & committees

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Atherton Arts Committee  PSWJBUPBBD!DJBUIFSUPODBVT

Atherton Civic Interest League XXX "UIFSUPO$JWJD*OUFSFTU-FBHVFPSH Atherton Heritage Association  Ashfield Road in the council chambers CVJMEJOH "UIFSUPO5VFTEBZTBN OPPO.BSJPO0TUFS  Holbrook-Palmer Park Foundation IQQGPVOEBUJPOPSH Atherton Dames 0QFOUPGFNBMF NFNCFSTPGUIF)PMCSPPL1BMNFS 1BSL'PVOEBUJPO JODMVEJOHOPO Atherton residents. The Dames and the foundation raise money for special QSPKFDUTJOUIFQBSL athertondames.org.

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Atherton post office 5PXO)BMM  Ashfield Road, Atherton. Accepts JOUFSOBUJPOBMQBDLBHFT8FFLEBZT BNOPPOQN t Holbrook-Palmer Park 8BULJOT Ave., Atherton. Recreational, cultural and social activities take place on the grounds, and in three buildings at the BDSFQBSLUIF)PMCSPPL1BMNFS)PVTF  Jennings Pavilion and the Carriage House. Classes for children and adults, preschool program, six tennis courts. Rooms can be rented for meetings, social events, and weddings, including an outdoor wedding BSCPS"POFNJMFXBMLJOHĂśUOFTTQBUI follows the perimeter of the park. tUFOOJTMFTTPOT   t"UIFSUPO!DJBUIFSUPODBVT

Portola Valley Portola Valley Town Center 1PSUPMB3PBE5PXO$PVODJMBOE DPNNJTTJPOTNFFUJOUIFSFOPWBUFE Historic Schoolhouse. Town Hall hours BSFXFFLEBZTBNQNBOE

Town Council: Please see Public officials section. Town Manager: "OHFMB)PXBSE FYU Assistant Town Manager: Janet .D%PVHBMM FYU Town Clerk: Sharon Hanlon, ext. 210 Town Planner: 5PN7MBTJD  Public Works Director: )PXBSE:PVOH  FYU Planning Manager: Leslie Lambert, ext. 212 Planning & Building Assistant: $IFZBOOF#SPXO FYU Sustainability & Resource Efficiency Coordinator: Brandi deGarmeaux, ext. 222 Town Attorney: 4BOEZ4MPBO   Recreational Facilities Coordinator: Tony Macias, ext. 221

Portola Valley Planning Commission Members: Nate McKitterick, chair; Arthur

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Portola Valley Architectural & Site Control Commission Members: Jeff Aalfs, chair%BOOB#SFFO  Jeff Clark, Carter Warr, Craig Hughes The Architectural & Site Control $PNNJTTJPONFFUTBUQNPOUIF second and fourth Mondays of the month in the Historic Schoolhouse. BTDD!QPSUPMBWBMMFZOFU4UBòDPOUBDU -FTMJF-BNCFSU  FYU MMBNCFSU!QPSUPMBWBMMFZOFU

Portola Valley town services Portola Valley police services Provided CZ4BO.BUFP$PVOUZ4IFSJòT0óDF under contract. Hall of Justice and 3FDPSET $PVOUZ$FOUFS 3FEXPPE $JUZ t FNFSHFODZ  OPOFNFSHFODZ   Portola Valley fire services Fire protection and enforcement of codes are provided by the Woodside Fire Protection District. See Public officials chapter under Woodside Fire District for more

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Portola Valley Town Center classes t5PXO)BMMBUFYU

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Portola Valley volunteer committees For more information, go to the Town Government link at portolavalley.net or Town Hall at 851-1701.

Planning Director: +BDLJF:PVOH KZPVOH!XPPETJEFUPXOPSH

Cable & Utilities Undergrounding Committee Community Events Committee Conservation Committee Cultural Arts Committee Emergency Preparedness Committee Finance Committee Geologic Safety Committee Historic Resources Committee

Town Engineer/Public Works: Paul /BHFOHBTUQOBHFOHBTU! woodsidetown.org

Woodside planning commissioners Daniel Yost, District 1. Term ends February 2012. Marilyn Voelke, District 2. Term ends 'FCSVBSZ Sandra Thompson %JTUSJDU5FSNFOET 'FCSVBSZ

Nature & Science Committee

Adolph Rosekrans %JTUSJDU5FSNFOET 'FCSVBSZ

Open Space Acquisition Advisory Committee

Mary Brasher %JTUSJDU5FSNFOET February 2012.

Parks & Recreation Committee

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Public Safety Committee Recreation Committee Trails Committee

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Creekside biologist Stuart Weiss, right, leads the release of endangered butterflies into Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve.

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State Assembly Rich Gordon (D-Menlo Park)

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County Parks Commission District: 21. Term expires 2012. First elected to this office 2010. %JTUSJDUPรณDF&M$BNJOP3FBM  4UF -PT"MUPT $"t  tIUUQBTNEDPSHNFNCFSTB

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Jim Dobbie, Mayor, Town of Atherton

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San Mateo Medical Center: Dr. Susan &ISMJDI DIJFGFYFDVUJWFPรณDFS 2222. www.sanmateomedicalcenter.org Superior Court: John Fitton, court FYFDVUJWFPรณDFSKVSZDPNNJTTJPOFS XXXTBONBUFPDPVSUPSH

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Probation Department: Stuart Forrest, DIJFGQSPCBUJPOPรณDFS

Elizabeth LewisFMFXJT!DJBUIFSUPO DBVT5FSNFOET/PWFNCFS

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5FSNFOET/PWFNCFSUESJTDPMM! portolavalley.net John Richards5FSNFOET/PWFNCFS KSJDIBSET!QPSUPMBWBMMFZOFU Steve Toben 5FSNFOET/PWFNCFS TUPCFO!QPSUPMBWBMMFZOFU Ann Wengert5FSNFOET/PWFNCFS BXFOHFSU!QPSUPMBWBMMFZOFU 5IF5PXO$PVODJMNFFUTBUQNPO the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the Historic Schoolhouse BU5PXO$FOUFS 1PSUPMB3PBE  Portola Valley.

Portola Valley town staff Call 650-851-1701. Town Manager: Angela Howard, ext. 

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Woodside Fire Protection District Headquarters station: 3111 Woodside 3PBE 8PPETJEF t&NFSHFODJFT$BMM#VTJOFTT  tXXXXPPETJEFรถSFPSH Fire Chief: Armando Muela CVEHFUNJMMJPO Fire stations:)FBERVBSUFST 8PPETJEF3PBE 8PPETJEF 1PSUPMB3PBE 1PSUPMB7BMMFZ +FรฒFSTPO"WF  unincorporated San Mateo County.  Board of Directors, Woodside Fire District Meets the last Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Woodside fire TUBUJPO 8PPETJEF3PBE 8PPETJEF 

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