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VOTER’S GUIDE 2011 ★ ★ ★ ★ October 12, 2011 ★ ★ Section Two ★ ★ ★ ★

‘Achievement gap’ issue in school race ■ Five candidates compete for three seats in Sequoia Union High School District. By Dave Boyce Almanac Staff Writer

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■ Allen S. Weiner, a law school lecturer at Stanford University and a resident of Menlo Park. The Almanac interviewed them all on several Sequoia district matters, including finances, career technical education, and the contributions of charter schools. The principal focus in this story is perhaps the most intractable problem: the academic achievement gap.

his fall is decision time for voters, with three seats open on the five-member board governing the Sequoia Union High School District. The district is home to Woodside, Menlo-Atherton, Summit Prep and Everest high schools among others. Five candidates are running in the Nov. 8 election, including two incumbents first Achievement for all? elected in 1999. High on the list of district conSince two other board members (whose terms expire in cerns is the persistent achieve2013) came to the board in 2009, ment gap, typically referred to the election will mean at least as the difference in standardized test scores, on a three and possibly four or five new N H I G H S C H O O L state-defined scale of 1,000 points, or relatively new DIS T R ICT bet ween t wo board members groups of students: could be overseeing a district of some 8,200 students Caucasian (or white) and Hisand with an annual budget of panic (or Latino). The state’s Academic Perfor$100 million. The candidates, in alphabetical mance Index (API) numbers from the last five years show an average order, are: ■ Carrie Du Bois, a member gap of 285 points at M-A, 152 at of the San Carlos School District Woodside and 147 at Summit Prep. (The gap at Everest is 132 for board and a San Carlos resident. ■ Olivia Martinez, an incum- 2010-11, the only year available.) bent running for her fourth term What should be done about the on the Sequoia district board and gap? What can be done? The Sequoia district has had a a Menlo Park resident. ■ Larry James Moody, a non- gap since at least 1967, Ms. Marprofit director and former school tinez told the Almanac. In 1999, board member in, and current California introduced the API, which ranks schools using an algoresident of, East Palo Alto. ■ Lorraine Rumley, an incum- rithm of test scores accompanied bent running for her fourth term by analysis. It’s a useful perspective on the Sequoia district board and on a difficult and complex topic, Ms. Martinez said. a resident of Redwood City. As is the district’s own analysis, she added. Looking at data from N VOTER INFORMATION specific local elementary schools, M-A and Woodside high schools ★★★★★★★ now prepare for students who Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. have significant academic deficits, 8, but many people are voting including teacher-to-teacher conearly by mail or at the county tacts and teacher exchanges with election offices. Polls are open K-8 districts, Ms. Martinez said. on Election Day from 7 a.m. to It might help, she said, if the K-8 8 p.m. Check your county voter information pamphlet for the location of your polling place and for information about registration and early voting. Websites with helpful voter information include: ■ shapethefuture.org (San Mateo County’s election website). ■ smartvoter.org (League of Women Voters website).

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Allen S.Weiner Experience: Co-director of Stanford Program in International Law at Stanford Law School, wide experience in international law, including participation in U.S and international forums, negotiation on behalf of United States, authorship and co-authorship of op-eds and amicus briefs. Education: Bachelors degree magna cum laude in social studies, Harvard College; law degree from Stanford Law School. Profession: Law school lecturer Age: 48 Family: Married, three children (Menlo-Atherton High School graduate, M-A sophomore, and Hillview eighth-grader)

Lorraine Rumley Experience: 12 years on Sequoia Union High School District board, including four years as president; chairperson, Redwood City 2020; member, Board of Directors, Latino Leadership Council of San Mateo County; executive board member, San Mateo County School Boards Association 2003/2004; past member, Board of Directors, Sequoia High School Education Foundation. Education: Honors graduate, Camden High School in San Jose; business classes at Mission college. Profession: Business Owner Age: 54 Family: Married; two children (Sequoia High School graduates)

Larry James Moody Experience: Executive positions with faith-based and community-based organizations, mostly in East Palo Alto, including Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, parks and recreation, police activity league. Former school board member for Ravenswood City School District.

Ravenswood City School District, which serves East Palo Alto and Belle Haven, had middle schools where math, science and English teachers tend to have majored in their fields. Middle-school curriculums tend to be stronger, their school-wide projects more feasible, and their classes more in-depth, she said. “This is in no way a disparagement of K-8 education,” she added. “But in Ravenswood, where so many struggle with math and science, it would seem prudent to me to offer a middle-school program.” “It’s our marketplace,” Mr. Moody, the East Palo Alto resi-

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★★★★★★★ A spirited contest is under way for the Nov. 8 election to the board of the Sequoia Union High School District, with five candidates, including three challengers and two incumbents, running for three open seats. The candidates on the front cover are, from left, Olivia Martinez, Carrie Du Bois, Allen S. Weiner, Lorraine Rumley and Larry James Moody. Almanac photo by Michelle Le.

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Education: University of Nevada Las Vegas/Clark County Community College, Trinity College, Robinson High School Academy Profession: Director, East Palo Alto Police Activities League Age: 55 Family: Two children (seniors at MenloAtherton High School)

Carrie Du Bois Experience: Elementary school board member in San Carlos, delegate for California School Boards Association, past president of education foundation, active community volunteer, including in East Palo Alto and with foster youth. Education: Bachelor’s degree from California State University at Sacramento Profession: Real estate agent Age: 53 Family: Married with three children (one at Carlmont High School)

Olivia Martinez Experience: 12 years on Sequoia Union High School District board; Peninsula Community Foundation; YMCA of the MidPeninsula; Latino Leadership Council of San Mateo County; National Consortium on School Drop-outs. Education: Bachelor’s degree, San Francisco State University; master’s degree, University of California at Berkeley; doctorate in education, University of San Francisco Profession: Sociology professor, Canada Community College Age: 67 Family: Married; three children

dent, said when asked about the achievement gap. “What is it going to take on the policy end to turn those results around? We feel it’s time to have a (Ravenswood) representative on the board, to be a part of the conversation, to make sure that all kids are graduating.” Among his proposals: televised board meetings that start at maybe 7:30 p.m. rather than 5:30 so parents can get home, have dinner and get involved. “I think it will be very impactful for all the (K-8) districts,” Mr. Moody said. “It’s an issue. Our community is not connected with these trustees.” Mr. Moody would also avoid separating eighth-graders from their friends as they move on to high school, and he would have them assigned to high schools early so that current and future teachers can contact each other. “Students can (then) enter these campuses with a lot of comfort with one another, with a lot of

comfort knowing which school they’re going to,” he explained. Ms. Du Bois made similar points. Ravenswood students should feel like the high school is their community when they get there, she said. In her effort to help that along, she said she asked Sequoia Superintendent James Lianides for a bus to transport Sequoia district parents to a community-building dinner with Ravenswood district parents. The Sequoia parents almost all said, “There is a problem. I want to do more,” Ms. Du Bois said. What is needed, she added, are courageous conversations that identify what is working and what is not. Many Ravenswood students catch a 6:30 a.m. bus every day to attend Carlmont High School in Belmont. Ms. Du Bois said she asked Carlmont parents if their PTA conversations ever got around to kids who go to school hungry. They did not, Ms. Du Bois said she See HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT, page 29

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Two challengers, one incumbent in school board race By Renee Batti

of communication are restricted by the Brown Act — the state’s wo challengers in the open meeting law — and other Woodside School District protocols. “For example, there board race for two seats in is a long-standing board policy next month’s election are hoping or understanding that only to bring what they say are their the president of the board will complementary strengths to respond in writing to communications the board, while received, and the third candi- N W O O D S I D E then the presiS CHO O L DIS T R ICT date in the race dent will make says her depth sure all board of knowledge as members are aware of the writan incumbent makes her the votten communications.” ers’ best choice. She also said she is “very Incumbent Virginia “Ginger” Bamford is running to retain the approachable and open to havseat she’s held since 2007, saying ing one-on-one conversations she is in her “prime” for helping with anyone about any approthe district after navigating the priate school-related matter.” Ms. Bamford said she is open learning curve of her first term. to having meetings “at any Meanwhile, Rudy Driscoll and time of the day with the goal Kevin Johnson said that, while their mutual support doesn’t of having the community feel constitute a “slate,” they believe welcome, involved, connected” the board is in need of change, and listened to. One major advantage Ms. and they are at the ready to supBamford brings to the board, ply it. Both Mr. Driscoll and Mr. she said, is that she’s “the only Johnson said that the fact board member on the negotiatthey’ve got younger children in ing team with the Woodside the district’s only school, Wood- Teachers’ Association, and with side Elementary, means they’re years of experience in that invested in what happens in area.” Ms. Bamford said the top chalthe district well into the future. “We’re in it for the long haul,” lenges facing the district include maintaining “excellence and Mr. Johnson said. Two of Ms. Bamford’s children diversity and breadth of prohave graduated from Woodside gram,” along with high-quality Elementary, and a third is in teachers and administrators, in seventh grade, meaning she the face of state budget preswon’t have a child in the school sures; the creation of a new for the second half of the term, strategic plan, “with input from all of the various community if re-elected. The Almanac sent written stakeholders”; and the need to questions and spoke with can- devise a facilities maintenance didates about a range of issues, plan. Regarding the school’s instrucincluding the question of board members’ openness and respon- tional program, Ms. Bamford siveness. A report on the dis- cited a range of “exemplary” trict’s 2010 parent survey indi- programs, but noted that one cated a significant number of area she would like to explore parents felt that communication is how the school could offer all between the board and parents those programs, and yet have was unsatisfactory, and emails class periods that are longer are often not responded to; that than the current 43 minutes board meetings, now scheduled “for in-depth class learning and in the afternoon, are difficult activities.” She said possibilities for working parents to attend; include block-time scheduling, and that the board is not open adding minutes to the school day, and more summer school to parent feedback. The report suggested that the opportunities. “I’m open to board make more of an effort to hearing what others think of respond to emails, offer a rotat- ways to address this issue,” she ing schedule for board meetings said. that would include evening meetings, and discuss alterna- Rudy Driscoll tive methods for soliciting parMr. Driscoll said he wants ent input. groups representing the district’s various interests to be brought into closer alignment for the Virginia Bamford Ms. Bamford said working on common good. “I’m a problemimproving communication is solver by nature, and when I “always a good and important looked at what was happening goal,” and that the board takes (in the school community), I parent and community input couldn’t figure out why people with common interests were so and feedback very seriously. But she noted that some types far misaligned,” he said. Almanac News Editor

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Rudy Driscoll

Kevin Johnson

Education: UC Davis, bachelor’s degree, agricultural economics and business management; Cornell Law School. Civic service: Member, Woodside School District board since 2007; many school volunteer roles, including president of the school site council, member of the PTA executive board, PTA treasurer, library and school office volunteer; T-Ball and soccer coach. Experience/occupation: Practiced law for five-plus years on Wall Street. Years in the district: 21 Age: 55 Family: Sons Holden, WES grad now at Stanford; Charles, WES grad now at Summit Prep High School; James, WES 7th-grader.

Education: Menlo College, bachelor’s degrees, biology and humanities with history emphasis. Civic service: Member, Woodside Portola Valley Fire Foundation board; adviser for several nonprofit boards; former coach, AYSO, Little League. Experience/occupation: Runs Driscoll Office Group, a family office. Member, boards of several privately held companies. Years in the district: 19 Age: 43 Family: Two children at Woodside School; one at Menlo School; one not of school age.

Education: Cornell University, School of Electrical Engineering; Hofstra University School of Law Civic service: Member, the Nueva School Advancement, Development and Expansion committees; soccer and Little League coach. Experience/occupation: Lawyer, partner at Quinn Emanuel Years in the district: 5 Age: 45 Family: Wife, Melinda; children Lindsey, 12, Liam, 9, and Colin, 5.

Mr. Driscoll said he has the skills to help bring together all the district’s “spheres of influence” including the PTA, education foundation, school board, and teachers’ group — and in fact began to work in that direction months ago, before he decided to run for a seat on the board. Key issues that need to be addressed by the board, he said, are improving communication and trust, and developing a sound strategic plan. “The district needs to find better ways to communicate with students, teachers, parents, and the community,” he said. “Communication needs to be more transparent and explain why decisions were made.” He said the complaint he hears from other parents that the school board doesn’t listen to them may or may not be accurate. But, he noted, because of the failure of board members to respond to emails and other communications, the impression is understandable. The board needs to do a much better job “explaining why they didn’t do something” rather than staying silent when asked about decisions, he said. “I am a big believer in communication and absolutely will always respond to emails and phone calls I receive,” he said. He’s also a strong proponent of setting goals and developing the means to evaluate progress in meeting them. “If elected, I will do my best to see that our school’s programs continue to improve, that a process is put in place for clearer evaluation of our progress, and that the decisions by the governing board are transparent to all,” he said. Mr. Driscoll sees the development of a new strategic plan (the current plan expires this year) as

a critical task, and said it should be done “with input from all.” “This plan should give everyone a clear view of the future of (the school) and give the administration clear direction to develop programs that will make the strategic plan become reality.”

Kevin Johnson Mr. Johnson also stressed the importance of developing a sound strategic plan, and said he wants to be part of the governing board that adopts it. The effort must include identifying where the money will come from to meet the new plan’s goal — money needed not only for ever-improving instructional programs but for facilities maintenance, which, he said, has been deferred too long. Improvements he would work toward if elected, he said, include making the board more “approachable, accessible and receptive to feedback.” “I promise to respond to any written communication or phone call from a parent or member of the community within 24 hours, and if the message says it is urgent, I will respond sooner,” he said. Mr. Johnson has a strong interest in a character development program known as Social

Emotional Learning (SEL), and wants to see a greater emphasis on it in classrooms and on the playground. The program, which Mr. Johnson said is “one of the greatest gifts we can give kids,” was introduced in the school this year, but hasn’t been fully implemented. SEL can be integrated into various subject areas to emphasize personal and social responsibility, resolving conflicts peacefully, and managing emotions. Another area Mr. Johnson said he wants to see improved is campus security, which would include emergency preparedness for natural disasters. He and Mr. Driscoll have been involved in the ongoing effort to improve security on campus. Mr. Johnson noted that the school has made strides in improving math and science curriculums, but “there is always more to do.” He wants teachers to be given more training to improve math and science instruction, and for more advanced math to be offered, he said. “In my view, we can always do better with differentiated learning in math and science, coordination across classes in the same grade level, and tapping into the great parental resources in our district,” he said. A

Board candidate forum Oct. 19 A candidate forum for three people running for two open seats on the Woodside School District board is set for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the elementary school in Woodside. The forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters

of South San Mateo County and the Woodside School District PTA, will be held in Wildcats Room 39 at the school, 3195 Woodside Road. The candidates are incumbent Virginia “Ginger” Bamford, and challengers Kevin Johnson and Rudy Driscoll.


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$564 million bond measure on college district ballot By Dave Boyce

annual operating expenses that has been used to maintain facilities, enabling the district to enroll between 6,000 and 7,000 perating funds for the three com- more students, about 10 percent of whom munity colleges in San Mateo would be full-time, Mr. Holober said in a County are so scarce that the telephone interview. college district is turning away “many The district’s three colleges are Canada thousands” of students, Richard Holober, College in Woodside, Skyline College in the district board president San Bruno, and the College told the Almanac. of San Mateo in San Mateo. N COMMUN IT Y Measure H, on the ballot Measure H would be the third COL L E G E S for the November election, request for capital improveasks voters, including those ment funds since 2001. from Menlo Park, Woodside, Atherton The previous measures raised $675 and Portola Valley, to approve a $564 million, but all three campuses still have million bond measure to upgrade facili- classroom buildings that are 40 to 50 ties on the campuses. years old, Mr. Holober said. Because it is a school bond measure and If Measure H passes, according to its because spending would be overseen by tax rate statement, residential and coma committee of citizen volunteers, state mercial property owners in the district law permits passage with a 55 percent will pay approximately $12.92 a year for voter approval instead of the two-thirds every $100,000 of a property’s assessed majority needed for most taxes. value for the life of the bonds, typically The measure would include use of 30 years. bond funds to replace some $2 million in For a home valued at $1.5 million,

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that works out to $194 per year, interest not included. Also not included are the debts from earlier bond measures for this school district and others. A ballot argument signed by members of the Libertarian party and the Silicon Valley Taxpayers’ Association claims Measure H will raise the debt obligation per household by between $5,500 and $10,000, including interest. “San Mateo County families are already struggling in this economy,” the argument says. “The last things they need right now are more taxes and more debt.” A survey showed the measure winning the support of about 70 percent of voters, board member Karen Schwarz told the Almanac. And if it doesn’t pass? “We have renovated a lot of our facilities,” Mr. Holober said. “We still have a long way to go. Obviously, we will do our best. We will continue to operate.” Why not wait for the economy to recover before making this request of voters? “When the economy declines, the demand for community college goes up,”

Mr. Holober replied. That inverse relationship also applies to the unemployment rate, he said. As that rises, more working adults turn to community colleges for retraining. Fifty percent of teachers also get their start at community colleges, according to a ballot argument for Measure H. Four-year public institutions also have fewer spaces. The University of California and the California State University systems eliminated 45,000 freshman seats, Mr. Holober said. “They’ve just sort of very glibly said, ‘Oh, they can just go to community colleges,’” he said. “Students are just pounding down our doors.” The district, in its second year of having to turn away students for lack of funds, has never had to take this step before, he said. Go to tinyurl.com/CCC-bond for a pdf with more information on the bond measure proposal. A

College district: Four candidates support bond measure By Dave Boyce Almanac Staff Writer

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even candidates are running for three open seats on the governing board of the San Mateo County Community College district in San Mateo County, which includes Canada College in Woodside. The Almanac, in preparing for candidate endorsements for the Nov. 8 election, planned to send questionnaires to all seven candidates, but two — Jaime Diaz and Shawn Kann — did not include contact information in filing their papers with the Elections Office. Of the five who did include contact information, candidate Michael G. Stogner wrote to say that he did not want the N COL L E G E Almanac’s endorseD I S TR I C T ment, citing a previous Almanac endorsement for the board of the Sequoia Health Care District that, Mr. Stogner said, “misled taxpayers and voters.” Of the remaining four candidates, three are incumbents: Dave Mandelkern, a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur first elected to the board in 2003; Patricia Miljanich, an attorney for an educational nonprofit and first elected in 1995; and Karen Schwarz, a business woman first elected in 1995. The newcomer is Joe Ross, also an attorney for an educational nonprofit. The candidates’ responses to the Almanac’s questionnaire are the basis for this story. Another half billion?

The college district board is asking voters to approve Measure H, which would tap property owners, including property owners in Menlo Park, Woodside, Atherton and Portola Valley, for $564 million to modernize facility and infrastructure on the district’s three college campuses, including in San Mateo and San Bruno. To pass, Measure H will need approval of 55 percent of the voters. The four can-

didates support it. Voters have approved $675 million in two other bond measures since 2001. Asked to justify asking for another half billion dollars, the candidates noted that the district has seen funding evaporate, including $200 million in state funding The four candidates who responded to the Almanac’s questionnaire are, from left, in alphabetical order, canceled in 2006 and Dave Mandelkern, Patricia Miljanich, Joe Ross and Karen Schwarz. $25 million lost in the 2008 collapse of the Rich campus, poor campus Lehman Brothers investment bank. since I have been on the board, we have In 2001, state Proposition 39 changed students on our waiting lists (who) cannot The candidates noted the importance of up-to-date science, technology, engineer- the rules to allow voters to approve school- enroll in even one class,” she wrote. ing and math curriculums for students district bond measures with a 55 percent “Schools are not rich, period!” wrote Ms. transferring to four-year schools for majority instead of the two-thirds majority Schwarz, noting that the San Mateo County needed for most taxes. Bond measures have college district is alone in California in undergraduate education and beyond. Ms. Schwarz noted that a survey been passing frequently while parcel taxes having won a parcel tax from voters. “That showed voter support of around 70 per- less so, leaving some districts with few alter- money is being used to hire teachers for cent. “As an elected trustee, I listen to natives to restore operating budgets. What classes that were previously cut, but is only the community and will let them decide can be done? good for four years,” she wrote. “There is no “One thing I would start with is recruit- luxury money to hire faculty or staff. I am if the district should be awarded another ing nonprofits to support students,” Mr. proud of our entire faculty and am confident facility bond,” she added. Given the unreliability of state funding, Ross wrote. “The district board has done they are leading our students into the 21stthe district has become “very entrepre- a good job of squeezing lemonade out of century global competition.” neurial” at fundraising, Ms. Miljanich the lemons from Sacramento. ... But the said, adding that the board has an board could go further to engage additional A blue-sky question The Almanac asked the candidates how “obligation to give the community an communities and resources to support our opportunity to support the completion community colleges with not just dollars, they might re-order the post-secondary educational infrastructure if they had the but also human capital.” of capital projects.” “It is very important to avoid an ‘edifice influence and the resources. Modern facilities support fundamental Ms. Schwarz said she would change the coursework in careers such as computer complex’ and not just build things because and network forensics, biotechnology we can,” Mr. Mandelkern wrote, and noted way money is allocated from Sacramento manufacturing, multimedia game design the board’s efforts to find other resources, to public colleges and universities. Comand green tech, Mr. Mandelkern wrote, including the $34 parcel tax approved in munity colleges receive $6,000 per student noting that J. Craig Venter, the man behind 2010 and which generates $5 million to compared to $12,000 for the California the first sequencing of the human genome, $6 million annually for its four-year run. State University system and $18,000 for the Energy conservation has reduced operating University of California system. “It seems got his start at the College of San Mateo. “Research shows there is a direct cor- expenses for utilities by $1 million a year, he discriminating to me to fund at such a different level while providing the same educarelation between the quality of facilities wrote. The good news with a healthy capital tion,” she said. and academic achievement,” Mr. Ross San Mateo County needs a four-year wrote. High-wage careers from such budget is that it allows a district to reallocate studies are growing and changing and funds for operating needs, Ms. Miljanich publicly funded college, particularly for stuall of them require at least an associate’s wrote. While the district has enough faculty See COLLEGE DISTRICT page 29 to meet current demand, “for the first time degree, he added. October 12, 2011 N The Almanac N27


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Five seek to take on fire district challenges By Sandy Brundage

ment, despite the district’s “great infrastructure and capabilities” is counterproductive. ix five candidates with Other challenges he’d like to two seats up for grabs tackle: improving collaboration on the Menlo Park between the district and the city; Fire Protection District Board engaging the community in disasof Directors, and the result ter preparedness; and figuring out is a campaign season with its what’s “nice to do” versus “need fair share of quirky moments to do” on the district’s plans for mingled with statements about the future. A collective bargainpension reform that sound like ing agreement, continued strateeveryone’s on the same page. gic financial planning, those are As the November election gets needs, in Mr. Barnum’s view. He’d closer, voters will also like to take a have to choose N MENLO PARK look at the logisbetween the old tics of response F IR E D IS T R ICT and the new, with since more than one incumbent 70 percent of sharing the campaign trail with calls are for medical emergencies four relatively new, but not unfa- that don’t require a fully equipped miliar, candidates. ladder truck. The district includes Atherton, Outsourcing or consolidation, East Palo Alto and unincorporated particularly for “back office” funcareas, as well as Menlo Park. tions, is another area to explore. “The district needs to increase effiScott Barnum ciency and save costs somehow,” “Strategic and financial acu- he said. “But it’s not a piece of cake men,” Scott Barnum said when thing.” asked to tell people in a few words Steve Kennedy why they should vote for him. “I am a technocrat,” Steve KenMr. Barnum stepped into the election melee carrying the cre- nedy offered as a four-word sumdentials of a dedicated Atherton mary of his qualifications. He has Disaster and Preparedness Team the unique advantage of infamous member for the past seven years name recognition. The East Palo and ham radio operator. (If cell Alto resident won his first term phone service dies following an in 1999 by simply showing up at earthquake, his voice might be the county elections office. One of one of the few people can tune only two candidates for two seats into for updates.) Bolstering those that year, he was appointed. The final two years of Mr. Kenqualifications is his experience as a businessman who runs his nedy’s four-year term were marred own company and has guided by confrontations with fellow public and private organizations board members and fire district through “challenging operating staff, leading to three censures and the forced surrender of his conditions.” The fire district has its share of badge. Asked repeatedly to resign, problems, including a long-lasting he instead chose to run for re-eleccontract impasse with the union- tion, leaving fellow board memized firefighters. Asked how he bers and the firefighters union to would solve it, Mr. Barnum replied, lead a successful sortie to defeat his “It would be presumptuous to say campaign. Has anything changed? During I have the answer. My take is that there’s common ground” and that an endorsement interview with the the market should dictate com- Almanac, Mr. Kennedy flashed a pensation. He pointed out that photo of a man naked from the having labor at odds with manage- waist down, saying it was a picture Almanac Staff Writer

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Measure F: Let district spend money Measure F is a rare creature — a ballot measure without an opposing argument. The argument in favor of Measure F states that approval will simply allow the Menlo Park Fire Protection District to spend up to $40 million in tax revenues it already collects for four more years. The measure does not rack up new taxes or costs. A state law known as the “Gann limit” effectively caps appropriations for operational

expenditures. The current cap of $40 million was approved in 2007, but set to expire at the end of this year. According to the supporting argument, “if the current Gann limit is not maintained then the District will be forced to eliminate a number of existing services including reducing the number of stations in operation.” The district includes Atherton, East Palo Alto and unincorporated areas, as well as Menlo Park.

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Scott Barnum

Rob Silano

Profession: Business executive Education: M.B.A. Columbia University; BBA Pacific Lutheran University Civic service: Neighborhood emergency coordinator; Atherton Disaster and Preparedness Team member; neighborhood association board treasurer; Menlo-Atherton Little League board member and coach

Profession: National security analyst, threat intelligence Education: M.S.; B.S., Florida International University Civic service: Industrial Emergency Council Board of Directors; Community Grants Associates Board of Directors; Menlo Park Parks and Recreation Commission; AYSO Soccer Board of Directors

Steve Kennedy

Bart Spencer

Profession: Low-voltage electrician Education: Certificates, fire alarm and life safety. Junior college credits in telecom. Civic service Menlo Park Fire Protection District board member (1999-2003); fire safety video project

Profession: Public safety/emergency services consultant Education: M.A., Santa Clara; B.A. Rhodes College Civic Service: Incumbent; on fire board since 1999. Paramedic/firefighter. San Mateo County Emergency Medical Services Joint Powers Authority board member.

Virginia Chang Kiraly Profession: Community volunteer and Silicon Valley Red Cross board member Education: B.A. University of Texas Civic service: California Commission for Economic Development; San Mateo County civil grand jury foreperson; San Mateo County Community College District Measure G Parcel Tax Oversight Committee member

of the apartment manager who’d reported the candidate’s yard as a fire hazard. It’s safe to say Mr. Kennedy still marches to the beat of his own drummer. Why does he want to return to the fire board? “My number one goal is to restore labor-management harmony,” he said. “I think if we can restore a sense of honor and decency to labor relations, we’d have fewer guys claiming disability.” Part of that restoration entails finding the money to give the firefighters raises. “My job is to pay them something approximating the best salaries in San Mateo County. Right now we’re in the middle of the back.” To cut costs, the candidate advocated smaller responses to medical calls — “send two guys in an SUV stocked with medical supplies” — and changing the staffing model instead of paying overtime. He’d also like to see the district turn to hybrid vehicles and solar panels. Mr. Kennedy dreams big. “I want to see my name on a welldesigned Station 2 in East Palo Alto. I want to see my name on a brass plaque.” Virginia Chang Kiraly

“I believe in keeping our communities and families safe” was Virginia Chang Kiraly’s response when asked why she deserves a vote. For the past 11 years, she’s wanted to serve on the fire board, and nurtured that ambition through activities such as leading fire safety projects for the Junior League, volunteering with the Red Cross, and serving as foreman for a civil grand jury inquiry into pension reform and connection of public school fire alarms with local fire stations.

FORUM: The League of Women Voters will host a forum for the candidates running for the board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers in the Civic Center at 701 Laurel Street in Menlo Park.

The latter is something she’d like to pursue as a board member — while some schools are now fully connected, she said, others like Ravenswood still aren’t. “And that doesn’t even address the portable (classrooms).” Her professional experience includes 15 years of corporate financial planning. That background has helped convince her that a two-tier pension structure remains a necessity for the fire district, with a switch to defined contributions instead of defined benefits. “I think it’s going to take baby steps to really change this thing,” she said. Consolidation or outsourcing of administrative and other duties is worth considering, but given the complexity of mutual aid agreements “it has to be done in a thoughtful way.” As for resolving the impasse with the firefighters union, Ms. Chang Kiraly noted, “There must be more open communication on both sides.” That also goes for the district’s relationship with the City Council, she said. Rob Silano

“More for less, and safely,” Rob Silano said. His campaign materials sling a lot of acronyms — DEA, FBI, DHS — that testify to years of professional experience dealing with threat analysis and public safety. But he’s also dealt with federal budgets, and said those skills would benefit the fire district, particularly when it comes to chasing down grants. Being at loggerheads has generated a lot of ill will between the district and its firefighters, Mr. Silano observed, and he thinks the biggest mistake was to have two board members actually negotiate with union representatives, instead

of using professional arbitration right from the start. “But the thing I’m concerned about is how much it’s cost us as taxpayers.” He estimated that the $2 million spent so far could have bought three fire trucks, paid overtime, or hired more staff. Costs remains a theme during his interview. A two-tier system for new hires, yes, but also looking at using a three- to five-year salary average to calculate pensions instead of a single year; changing the maximum age for retirement; and creating a shared fund to close any gap between costs and returns from CalPERS, the state’s retirement fund. Consolidation with the right partner could be a step in the right direction, but “it’s a monumental task. It can’t happen overnight.” Citing four-minute response times and the fire chief as examples, he thought the current board is doing an overall excellent job. But some areas could stand improvement, according to Mr. Silano. The district needs upgraded stations and its own hazmat response team, he said, and it needs to address radio communication dead spots like those in Sharon Heights. He’d also like to add Internet access to the fire engines. “Our district is behind the technology curve. They’re catching up, but I think things are moving too slowly.” Bart Spencer

“I believe I’m still making a contribution to the board,” Bart Spencer said. The only incumbent up for re-election, he’s seen 12 years on the board already, which makes him the perfect candidate to ask about resolving See FIRE DISTRICT, page 29


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was told. “This is what’s missing,� she told the Almanac. “You have to be honest about the problem. ... I want to solve the problems that have not been solved,� she said. Involved adults who know each other and focus on students will have a shared vision, she said. Mr. Weiner called the achievement gap a “tremendous problem� and said he’s attended about a half-dozen Sequoia board meetings. “It’s not clear to me that our board is doing as much as it could,� he said. “I think a lot of people are putting in a lot of time, to be sure,� he said. “A lot of times, the comments are ‘You’re doing a great job. Attaboy.’ That’s important because you want your people to be motivated (but) how does this track with the policy goals we’ve established?� Sequoia board discussions are too ad hoc and need to be more focused on strategies, he said. “There was just no kind of collective deliberation. ... The board is getting its information from this very wooden and formal discussion.� A focus for Mr. Weiner, were he to be elected: working intently on making the district

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dents lacking the time and means to commute to San Francisco or San Jose, Ms. Miljanich said. She would also raise the number of four-year programs that Canada College now offers in cooperation with San Francisco State and Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont. “It’s too bad that you didn’t ask about re-ordering the local K-12 education infrastructure because frankly that would have more impact,� Mr. Mandelkern wrote, then agreed with Ms. Miljanich’s point about a public four-year school in the county. He said he would seek more collaboration with nearby state universities and an expanded presence in the county’s coastal communities. The current education funding system is “perverse� in its underfunding of needy schools districts, such as in Redwood City and East Palo Alto, Mr. Ross wrote. Among the steps he would consider: school districts that are K-16, high schools that require a UC-approved curriculum to graduate, greater access to counseling and support in college, and greater access to college classes in high school. A

bureaucracy more effective. Veterans on the board are important, Ms. Rumley told the Almanac. Mr. Lianides is in his second year as superintendent and two board members were new in 2009. Experience and leadership are needed “to run our board meetings in a very calm and responsive manner to our constituents,� she said. As for the achievement gap: “It’s taken a long time to turn that ship around. A lot of hard work raising that achievement level,� Ms. Rumley said. “There’s a lot of work (yet) to do.� The Sequoia district relies on performance data, Ms. Rumley added, and is becoming “more and more skilled� at analyzing it. All district students should have to talk with a counselor about what is necessary to meet University of California requirements for graduation, Ms. Rumley said. Students who don’t show promise could opt out but their parents should have to sign a waiver, she said. Other matters

Every candidate spoke warmly of having Summit Prep and Everest charter high schools in the district. “Our relationship has changed dramatically with them,� Ms. Rumley said. “I think we can all learn from each other.� A board majority, including Ms. Rumley but not Ms. Martinez, was unrelenting in a year-long effort to prevent Everest from getting a charter, which it eventually did from the state Board of Education. Why the change in attitude? “Our realization that they were going to reach out to all of our communities,� Ms. Rumley said. Ms. Du Bois noted the absence of the charters’ names from

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the union impasse. “It boils down to economics. People want fair compensation; the board needs to look at the bigger picture,� he commented. “It’s really about trying to find that one connection (between both sides). Finger-pointing doesn’t really get you anywhere.� The former firefighter suggested questions the board needs to ask going forward: What is a reasonable salary? What can we afford? What is a firefighter worth? “What is a person who makes $100,000 and what does that job look like?� he said. Solutions to stemming growing costs may lie outside the box,

district letterhead and the difficulty in finding them on the website. Asked if there should be regular contact between charter and comprehensive principals, she said she didn’t see how the resulting perspective could possibly hurt. “I can’t imagine what the argument against that would be,� Mr. Weiner said when asked. “It’s part of the deliberation.� As for budget cuts in a state increasingly strapped for education dollars, Mr. Weiner noted the importance of strategic rather than ad hoc priorities. The assumption that cuts be kept away from the classroom is not “irrebuttable,� he said. The way charters evaluate teachers is interesting, he added. “I think we need to have a better sense of which of our teachers are doing a great job.� Mr. Moody recommended partnerships with regional foundations and salary cuts in the district office, with the top third losing 10 percent, the middle third 6 percent, and the rest about 3 percent. “We all have to pitch in for the benefit of the kids,� he added. Lacking an inside-the-district perspective, Ms. Du Bois said she was not ready to comment on budget matters. Asked about career technical education, Mr. Moody, after a long pause, said he would have the district do “clear assessments� to gauge a student’s strengths. “Priority should not go to kids who would otherwise take opportunities away from kids who could use these classes to become contributors,� he said. The unemployment rate in East Palo Alto is 21 percent, and 46 percent of the population there is 19 or younger, Mr. Moody said. A

in consolidating administrative services with a well-matched partner area, perhaps San Mateo or Palo Alto. “How can we better align with other agencies?� Mr. Spencer asked. As other candidates did, he wanted to look at how to more efficiently use the district’s resources in an environment where medical calls outnumber fire alarms, and where to assign different equipment configurations to account for increased development within the district’s boundaries. Plans for renovating fire stations should proceed, but in light of flattening property tax revenues, a phased approach makes sense. “We need to be strategic and smarter,� he said. A

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650.324.4456

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$2,250,000

4 BR 4 full BA + 2 half On 3 ac w/nearly 8,000 sf of living space, + a 4 car garage. Access thru prvt entry gate. Scott Dancer 650.851.2666 $1,199,000

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133 Music Lessons Barton-Holding Music Studio Accepting new students for private vocal lessons. All levels. Call Laura Barton, 650/965-0139 Hope Street Music Studios In downtown Mtn. View Most instruments, voice All ages & levels (650)961-2192 Jazz & Pop Piano Lessons Learn how to build chords and improvise. Bill Susman, M.A., Stanford. (650)906-7529 Music With Toby: Voice & Violin Start today! www.tobybranz.com Piano Lessons Susan Jackson, Mus B. MM. Classicaltheory MTAC. Specialized Jazz lessons. All levels. 650-326-3520 www.susanjacksonpianoinstruction.com Piano Lessons in your home Children and adults. Christina Conti, B.M. 15+ yrs exp. 650/493-6950 The Manzana Music School www.ManzanaMusicSchool.com Palo Alto Kids & Adults Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Violin, Cello,& Bass lessons

150 Volunteers Eating Disorder Treatment Fosterers Needed for Moffet Cats Spirituality/Psych Conference STANFORD FLU VACCINE STUDY Teach kids to love nature!

155 Pets English Bulldog For sale Gorgeous english bulldog puppies for sale, champion sired, parents on premises, huge nose ropes, stocky and short

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210 Garage/Estate Sales LA: Harvest Crafts Faire United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena/Foothill Expy. Fri., 10/14, 10-5; Sat., 10/15, 10-4. 65 artisans, handcrafted gifts, garden/gourmet shop, collectibles, coffee, snacks, lunch. Childcare Fri., 10-3 Menlo Park, 3 Coleman Place, Oct 8 - 9 ...8am-3pm Menlo Park, Multi Family Sale, Sept 18, 9-12 Palo Alto, 666 Tennyson Ave, Oct 16 9-3 Multi-Family. Sunday only.

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245 Miscellaneous Alta Mesa Cemetary Plots 2 Plots, Side by side in the Wildwood Section #6, $5000 each. Price includes the transfer fee. (650) 941 3899

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Accountant-Admin Manager (P/T) Private Foundation and Family Office. Requires high intelligence and ability to work without supervision. Involves supporting investment management of Trustee in two-person office in Palo Alto 20-25 hours/week. Compensation open. Handwritten letter is required in reply plus personal resume. Reply to: Mail Box #701, Trustee, 555 Bryant St., Palo Alto, CA 94301-1704.

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

748 Gardening/ Landscaping Beckys Landscape Weeding, 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

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TWO FOOLS CAFE, LOUNGE & SPORTS BAR FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 246653 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Two Fools Cafe, Lounge & Sports Bar at 1029 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Registered owner(s): PATARA INC. 904 Peninsula Ave., #405 San Mateo, CA 94401 Patara Inc. This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on September 12, 2011. (Almanac Sep. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 2011) N38 DESIGN FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 246639 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: N38 Design at 1820 White Oak Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): CHRISTY AMBROSE

1820 White Oak Drive Menlo Park, CA 94025 JASON MARK AMBROSE 1820 White Oak Drive Menlo Park, CA 94025 This business is conducted by: Husband & Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 09/12/2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on September 9, 2011. (Almanac Sep. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 2011)

MB DESIGN MB PROMOTIONS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 246762 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1.) MB Design, 2.) MB Promotions at 670 La Mesa Dr., Portola Valley, CA 94028. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): MARGARET OREN 670 La Mesa Dr. Portola Valley, CA 94028 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 01/01/2002. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on September 20, 2011. (Almanac October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011)

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775 Asphalt/ Concrete Mtn. View Asphalt Sealing Driveway, parking lot seal coating. Asphalt repair, striping. 30+ yrs. family owned. Free est. Lic. 507814. 650/967-1129

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 Frankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hauling Commercial, Residential, Garage, Basement & Yard. Clean-up. Fair prices. 650/361-8773

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

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QUINTO SOL RESTAURANT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 246915 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Quinto Sol Restaurant at 2201-2205 Broadway, Redwood City, 94063, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): QUINTO SOL INC. 311 Monroe Drive Mountain View, CA 94040 This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on September 27, 2011. (Almanac Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011) RAMOS SPORTING GOODS STORE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 246901 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Ramos Sporting Goods Store at 2154 University Ave., E. Palo Alto, CA 94303, San Mateo County; Mailing address: 2001 Manhattan #209, E. Palo Alto, CA 94303. Registered owner(s): ALBERTO BEDOLLA 2001 Manhattan Ave. #209 E Palo Alto, CA 94303 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business

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name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on September 27, 2011. (Almanac Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011) SKYLONDA CONSULTING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 246911 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Skylonda Consulting at 45 Big Tree Way, Woodside, CA 94062, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): DAVID HULTQUIST 45 Big Tree Way Woodside, CA 94062 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 September 27, 2011. (Almanac Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011) MATHNASIUM OF PALO ALTO-MENLO PARK FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 247009 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park at 605 Cambridge Ave., Suite A1, Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): GIRL FROM PAPAYA, LLC 7451 BRIGADOON WAY DUBLIN, CA 94568 This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on October 3, 2011. (Almanac Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 2011)

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Real Estate 801 Apartments/ Condos/Studios Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1475 Mountain View, Studio BR/1 BA - $1225 New Construction, Contemporary, Midtown Palo Alto Duplex Townhome - , 2 BR/2.5 BA - $3250 Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $2,195/mo Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $3,295/mo San Carlos, 1 BR/1 BA - $1,300.00

New Construction, Contemporary, Midtown Palo Alto Duplex Townhome - , 2 BR/2.5 BA - $3250 Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $3950 Woodside: 4BR/3BA Pvt. gated community, 10 min. to Woodside Elem. School and town. Next to park and trail. Contemp. home. $5,850. 650/851-7300

809 Shared Housing/ Rooms PA: Furn. Room Pvt. entry and bath. Ltd. cook. Fine neighborhood, 3 mi. Stanford. Min. 6 mo. lease. $595 mo., incl utils. 650/493-3747 PA: Furn. Room Short term pref. WiFi, kit., laundry privs. $750. 650/444-3030

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BEVEREN COMPANY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 247064 The following Person (s) is (are) doing business as: Beveren Company at 660 Ringwood Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): BRADFORD WALTER BAER 660 Ringwood Ave. Menlo Park, CA 94025 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 01/01/2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on October 6, 2011. (Almanac Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 2011) BELLAGIO NAIL & SPA FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 247063 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Bellagio Nail & Spa at 1784 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070. Registered owner(s): CUONG NGO 2158 Lincoln Ave. Alameda, CA 94501 THU H. NGUYEN 2158 Lincoln Ave. Alameda, CA 94501 This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. 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 October 6, 2011. (Almanac Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 2011) ALEGRIA DECORATIONS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 247091

Redwood City, 2 BR/1 BA - $427500 Redwood City, 4 BR/2 BA - $895500. Redwood City, 4 BR/4+ BA - $1485000

840 Vacation Rentals/Time Shares Lake Tahoe: 4BR/5.5BA Fleur du Lac ski lease. Pvt. lakefront gated community. 530/525-5102. lola@ oliverlux.com

The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Alegria Decorations at 27 Hilltop Drive, San Carlos, CA 94070, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): ROSANIA DE SOUSA WEATHERLY 27 Hilltop Drive San Carlos, CA 94070 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 October 7, 2011. (Almanac Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 2011)

997 All Other Legals Trustee Sale No.: 20110169804412 Title Order No.: 110312112 FHA/ VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/17/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 01/24/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-007258 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of SAN MATEO County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: RICHARD T WOON AND RAYMOND RODRIGUEZ, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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). DATE OF SALE: 10/18/2011 TIME OF SALE: 1:00 PM PLACE OF SALE: SAN MATEO EVENTS CENTER, 2495 S. DELAWARE STREET, SAN MATEO, CA


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THE PENINSULA’S FREE CLASSIFIEDS WEBSITE TO RESPOND TO ADS WITHOUT PHONE NUMBERS GO TO WWW.FOGSTER.COM 94403. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 165 E OKEEFE STREET 15, MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA 94025 APN#: 111-800-150 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 $419,003.65. 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 TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AUCTION.COM, LLC ONE MAUCHLY IRVINE, CA 92618 800-280-2832 Auction.com, LLC NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 9/12/2011 NDEx West, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P870254 9/28, 10/5, 10/12/2011 Almanac ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO Case No.: CIV507844 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner GABRIEL REINA RAZON filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: GABRIEL REINA RAZON to GABRIEL RAZON REYNA. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Tuesday October 25, 2011, 9:00 a.m., Dept.: PJ, Room: 2E of 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: September 8, 2011 /s/ Beth Labson Freeman JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (The Almanac Sep. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 2011) Trustee Sale No. 252306CA Loan No. 3018047542 Title Order No. 886084 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07-19-2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 10-26-2011 at 12:30 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 07-25-2007, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2007-111830, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County, California, executed by: GEORGIA L BENNICAS, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check

drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE MARSHALL STREET ENTRANCE TO THE HALL OF JUSTICE AND RECORDS, 400 COUNTY CENTER, REDWOOD CITY, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $4,638,322.48 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 360 GOLDEN OAK DRIVE PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028 APN Number: 079-101210 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: 10-032011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee MARCO RIVERA, 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 P880414 10/5, 10/12, 10/19/2011 Almanac NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No.: 20100159900195 Title Order No.: 100022153 FHA/VA/ PMI No.: 0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/08/06. 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. NDEx West, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/20/06 as Instrument No. 2006 ‘175604 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of SAN MATEO County, State of California. EXECUTED BY: HUMBERTO RAZO AND MARIA RAZO, 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) DATE OF SALE: November 1, 2011 TIME OF SALE: 12:30 PM PLACE OF SALE: At the Marshall Street entrance to the Hall of Justice at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 151 WISTERIA DRIVE, PALO ALTO, CA 94303. APN# 063 ‘533 ‘020 ‘2 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

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costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $735,770.45. 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 TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: NATIONWIDE POSTING & PUBLICATION, INC. 5005 WINDPLAY DRIVE, SUITE 1, EL DORADO HILLS, CA 95762-9334 916-939-0772, www.nationwideposting.com NDEx West L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee, BY: Ric Juarez Dated: 09/30/11 NPP0189956 10/12/11, 10/19/11, 10/26/11 Almanac Trustee Sale No. 08-02345-3C Loan No. 498130532/9031355 Mulugeta APN 063-441-260-5 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED April 8, 2004. 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 November 2, 2011, at 12:30 PM, at the Marshall St. entrance to the Hall of Justice and Records, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA, FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on April 21, 2004, as Instrument No. 2004-076758 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Mateo County, CA, executed by: Benyam Mulugeta and Paula R. Mulugeta, as Trustor, in favor of Sonoma National Bank, its Successors and/or Assigns, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 240 East O’Keefe, East Palo Alto, CA 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 without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining unpaid balance of the obligations secured by and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust (together with any modifications thereto). The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $1,761,738.75 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a 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 specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. DATE: October 5, 2011 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY, TRUSTEE 08-02345-3C 135 Main Street, Suite 1900 San Francisco, CA 94105 415-247-2450 Tamala Dailey, Authorized Signature SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.priorityposting.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-573-1965 P885695 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/2011 Almanac

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