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Chefs offer less-traditional alternatives for Thanksgiving dinner

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Left Bank chef Brendy Monsada specializes in pumpkin cheesecake for the holidays.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Yield: 10-12 servings Prep time: 20 minutes

Crust cook time: 7 minutes Cheesecake cook time: 45 minutes

INGREDIENTS: Crust: 2 C. graham cracker 1/2 C. sugar, granulated 4 oz. unsalted butter (at room temperature) 1/8 tsp. toasted ground clove

Filling: 1 lb. cream cheese (softened) 1/4 C. créme fraiche (substitute sour cream) 3/4 C. sugar, granulated 10 oz. roasted pumpkin puree (canned or homemade) 1 1/4 tsp. toasted cinnamon powder 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg 1 tsp. fresh grated ginger 1/4 tsp. kosher sea salt 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 3 eggs

STEP 1 - CRUST: Pre-heat conventional oven (no fan) at 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients well with hands and spread it on baking sheet pan with parchment paper then bake for 7 minutes, set aside and cool. STEP 2: Place all the ingredients in the food processor and blend for 30 seconds or until all ingredients are bind. Do not over blend. STEP 3: In 4-oz.-aluminum foil cups, spray with vagelene (non-stick spray) and add 3/4 oz. of graham cracker crust, then flattened with thumb until even. Pour in 3 oz. of pumpkin and cream-cheese mixture and place it in a baking dish with 1/2 in. warm water bath. Bake in 350 degrees pre-heated conventional oven (no fan) for 25 minutes then rotate and bake again for 20 minutes. Pull out of the oven and cool for 20 minutes before serving.

Chocolate Pecan Pie INGREDIENTS: 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell 1 C. bittersweet chocolate chips 2 1/2 C. pecan halves 1 1/2 C. sugar

1 C. dark corn syrup 1 tsp. vanilla 1 T. melted butter 5 eggs

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 2. Spread the chocolate chips evenly over the bottom of an unbaked 9-inch pie shell 3. Place the pecan halves on top of the chocolate chips in an even layer 4. Place the sugar, dark corn syrup, vanilla, melted butter and eggs in a large mixing bowl and whisk together until smooth. 5. Pour the mixture from the bowl through a strainer over the pecans in the pie shell. 6. Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 50 minutes or until the filling is set and the bottom of the crust is golden brown. The pie will begin to puff when almost done. (We bake ours in glass pie dishes so we can see when the bottom crust is just right.) 7. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

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hef Brendy Monsada has loved the taste of pumpkin since he was a kid growing up on a farm in the Philippines. Now executive chef at the Left Bank in Menlo Park, Monsada acknowledges that not everyone is a fan of the autumnal fruit — even when it comes in the classic Thanksgiving dessert, pumpkin pie. “I think pumpkin’s something that people should give a chance because they might like it. They just have to teach their palette,” said the chef. “You have to mix it with something though, because by itself it’s not that great.” Monsada is one of several Bay Area chefs offering an alternative to the standard Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. With his pumpkin cheesecake, Monsada is hoping to convert some of those critics to liking the fruit. “I just wanted to change people’s thinking about the pumpkin,” he said. “Now that I’m a chef I have a little bit of freedom so I thought I’d do something different.” While pumpkin pie may be a holiday staple, Monsada said that he likes to challenge his patrons’ expectations. He’s been perfecting the pumpkin cheesecake recipe since he started cooking at 17. “I always see pumpkin pie this time of year, so I think it’s fun to mix it up,” he said. “I like to change it every year.” For those who would rather pass on the pumpkin entirely this Thanksgiving, chefs have come up with plenty of alternative desserts to enjoy after the turkey and stuffing are finished. Rob Fischer — who called his motto “simple food done well”

— has been serving his Chocolate Pecan Pie ever since he bought the Palo Alto Creamery in 1988. It’s still a favorite at his restaurants, including Gravity and Reposado in Palo Alto and Scratch in Mountain View. “It’s been something that we’ve been doing for over 23 years at the Palo Alto Creamery and it’s always been a popular dish this time of year,” Fischer said. “All the way through Christmas it’s just nutty.” The chef and restaurant owner has seen plenty of culinary trends come and go during his more than two decades of running Bay Area restaurants, he said. The one constant is that people never stop searching for new foods to try — including alternatives to pumpkin pie. “I think that people are always looking for something a little different and let’s face it: When you’re younger everything’s new to you,” Fischer said. “We grow tired of things as we grow older and we’re always looking for the next new thing.” The search for new flavors is a cycle, he said. Eventually the new hits become the standards, making the old standards new again. “I think what it comes down to is that variety is the spice of life,” he said. “Just like everything I think pumpkin pie will eventually make a turnaround and go back to the main menu.” Thomas Mitchell, now executive chef at Trader Vic’s in Palo Alto, is also creating a unique variation on a traditional dessert, he said. His Okinawan sweet potato pie fuses Japanese and American comfort food.

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ou’ve got to have a plan. That’s how Yannette Fichou Edwards, a cooking instructor at Palo Alto Adult School, suggests taking the stress out of preparing a perfect Thanksgiving dinner. The essence of a stress-free holiday dinner lies in good time management, she said, turning planning, shopping and making the dinner into a project. Edwards has been teaching at night while working at her day job as an independent travel adviser and traveling to more than 160 countries for the past 17 years. She recently taught a class about how to craft a make-ahead holiday dinner when she offered advice on getting ahead of the game. To start with, she said, the host should take the number of guests, dishes and workload into account when making the menu. “The first thing to figure out is the menu, and the cardinal rule for the menu is never try a recipe for the first time on the big day,� she said. “Sometimes, recipes aren’t tested well, the timing isn’t right, (you’ve)

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left out key ingredients or (the recipe is) too tough. So if you have never made it before and enjoyed it, don’t serve it. It’s supposed to be stress-free. Taking risks on the day is not stress-free.� Once the menu is ready, it’s time to make a shopping list and decide when and where to buy which ingredient. “The more they can do in advance without compromising the dish, the better. Often times, desserts can be made in advance. Not all, but many appetizers can be, too. Make a timeline,� she suggested. If the host wishes to have his or her guest bring some food to dinner, Edwards recommended being specific about the food because “having three pumpkin pies on the table won’t be interesting,� she said. For Thanksgiving, several things can go wrong. She said that people sometimes can’t get the timing right on their turkey. “People really need to go on the conservative side and allow themselves ample time. If the direction says it needs three and a half hours in the oven,

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they need to plan for four and a half hours. Different brands of ovens may not heat up as fast,” she said. She pointed out that turkey needs to rest after it’s taken out of the oven. “Most people are in such a rush because they are running behind so they put them on the table and cut into it immediately and that’s when all the juice is lost,” she said. “Rest the bird for 30 minutes or 45 minutes. It allows the turkey to absorb all its natural juice. A good glaze on turkey may be a combination of paprika, olive oil, butter and salt, and rubbing it all over the turkey to give it a really nice color.” Such expertise in cooking and dinner preparation are practically in Edwards’ genes. Raised by an Italian mother and French father, she grew up in a family vigilant about sitting down at the table and eating a fourcourse meal every day. Such vigilance had a tremendous impact and taught her how to manage her time in the kitchen wisely. With a strong family influence, she started taking cooking classes at a very young age and getting family recipes. Interested in learning about new cultures and foreign cuisines, she got a degree in tourism and combined both her interests in her jobs. “I love traveling and I love food. I have found a perfect niche for myself,” she said. The perks of being a travel adviser and cooking instructor at the same time are very

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Mitchell’s exploration of Japanese and French cuisine has led him from Europe to Sausalito, where he worked at Sushi Ran.

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Lizzie Paulsen serves beef Wellington, a savory pastry covered in a creamy peppercorn sauce.

attractive. “Having been to these countries gives me a huge edge on what is authentic,” Edwards said. Not only does she get to eat authentic food, she also learns from other culinary cultures, and then, incorporates all that into her “repertoire” of complimentary flavors to teach

her students a wide spectrum of global cuisines. “For example, I love Thai food,” she said. “But here, we make it too sweet to fit the American palate. Sometimes, I don’t like the way we are Americanizing the foreign cuisines here.” Before entering the classroom, she spends hours working out the theme, menu and recipes, offering her students more than they could simply read about. “It’s not ‘Turkey 101,’ and it’s not Costco this or Safeway that. I don’t pull recipes off the Internet. This is not thinking out-ofthe-box and the menu won’t have that woweffect,” she said. Yet those dishes she taught in early November, such as individual filet mignon beef Wellington wrapped with savory paté and puffed pastry, may sound like something people will never attempt to make at home. After a session in her class, according to Edwards, students will have the confidence to make it themselves. “I was trying to take the stress out of it and making things in advance, showing them how to make things, breaking it down. That is more manageable, not so intimidating,” she said. “People can make these fast, delicious meals themselves and impress their friends and family.” ■

Edwards shows Dora Yuen, center, and Laura Unti, right, how to immerse a steamed pudding.

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Dave Ficklin, center, and Pauline Bischoff, right, roll out pastry dough during a class taught by Edwards.

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“It shows some of my culinary background,” Mitchell said of his pie recipe. Named for the province of feudal Japan where they originate, Okinawan sweet potatoes are a bright purple color, as

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opposed to the more typical, orange sweet potato. However, Mitchell said, they also offer a more starchy flavor that should go well with turkey. “It’s not your average sweet potato pie,” said the chef. ■

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Wooside Girl Scouts, now seniors, go for the gold By Kate Daly Special to the Almanac

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determined group of high school seniors that has been together in the same Girls Scouts troop since second grade is going for the gold, the top award given by the organization. The girls have been involved with Girl Scouts since attending Woodside School. They chose to focus their final efforts on helping another elementary school, Hoover Community School in Redwood City. Scout leaders Mary Danko and Denise Mainz are impressed with their core group. When they started out with 21 girls, they thought the troop would naturally disband in high school, but nine pushed to continue and have already accomplished winning Bronze and Silver awards. Gold is the last one. To achieve that goal each girl is responsible for committing at least 80 hours of service to a particular project, but the girls “wanted to keep it together so we can work together,” explained Camille Stroe, a Castilleja student.

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On Nov. 4 the girls hosted a celebration for students, parents and the community at Hoover. Ms. Stroe guided students in painting tiles that will be framed and hung around the school. Summit Prep senior Gabby Goldstein gave tours of the vegetable garden she started on campus, and showed off the planters she helped fill with succulents to spruce things up. Woodside residents Frank York and Nancy Shanahan offered supplies and expertise for those projects. Menlo School student Emily Danko solicited donations from local Rotary clubs and organized volunteers for all the tasks. The rest of the troop attends Woodside High. Elayne Hovsmith set up a booth at the party to promote healthful eating and exercise. Ryan Mainz read with kids at the party, enjoying the fruits of her labor, a book drive for the school’s library. Michelle Tanner set up a recycling program at Hoover. Athena Zouzounis oversaw the painting of a mural at the school. The message behind it is “community,” which is pertinent

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Marjorie “Marge” (Soderling) Kuhlman, who turned 100 this year, died peacefully in her sleep Oct. 31. She was raised James F. Jones and schooled James F. Jones died at his home in the Swedin Menlo Park on Nov. 1. Mr. ish Lutheran Jones was a native of Utica, New communit y York. He served in the U.S. Navy of Swaburg during World War II from 1942 near Uehling, to 1945. While stationed at MofNebraska, and fet Field in Mountain View, he graduated from Marjorie Kuhlman met his future wife, Victoria. Uehling High He was employed as a safety School. engineer for Pacific Fruit Express Follow ing graduation from Omaha Sec- Company and Union Pacific retarial School, she married Railroad in San Francisco. He is survived by his wife, Arthur (Ray) Kuhlman. In the Victoria Jones; sons David and mid-1960s she and her husband moved from Nebraska to Stephen Jones; daughter Victoria Menlo Park to be near their only Molfese; and five grandchildaughter, Marlene Kuhlman dren. A private memorial service will Wesson. Survivors include her daugh- be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal ter, her two grandchildren and Church in Menlo Park. Memothree great-grandchildren. She rial donations may be made to was happy to have her two Pathways Hospice, 585 N. Mary grandchildren and three great- Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94005. grandchildren help her celebrate her 100th birthday last May, Visit AlmanacNews.com/obituaries to leave remembrances in family members said. A private memorial service Lasting Memories. Obituaries are will be held at Alta Mesa Memo- based on information provided by families and mortuaries. rial Park in Palo Alto. 28 N The Almanac NNovember 16, 2011

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Woodside Girl Scouts, from left, Athena Zouzounis, Camille Stroe, Michelle Tanner and Shannon Koop paint a mural at Hoover School

given that Gray’s Paint donated the paint and Woodside artist Linda Steenkamp pitched in on the design. Shannon Koop’s “job” was generating publicity about the girls’ various Gold Award activities.

As the person in charge of everyone, Margot Gorrin said she sure learned a lot about “preplanning.” Initially the girls raised money by selling cakes, cookies and nuts at the San Mateo County Fair. They are still hoping to buy

a marquee for the campus to improve school-wide communications. The school board plans to thank and recognize the girls for their dedication at its meeting on Nov. 16. A

Troop 222 Menlo Park scouts reach Eagle rank Michael Mohrman and Webb Ryan Henninger, both residents of Menlo Park and members of Troop 222 at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, recently became Eagle Scouts. They both joined the troop in February 2005. Michael joined Troop 222 after earning his Webelos Arrow of Light award in Pack 222, Den 6. He has earned 32 merit badges and special awards, including the World Conservation award, the Mile Swim award, one FiftyMiler award, and Master Angler award. He has held several leadership positions within the troop. He has also attended five years of scout summer camp. Michael’s Eagle Scout service project involved designing, building, and installing sensory trail stations at BOK Ranch at the Horse Park in Woodside. He says the stations allow “the rider to practice balance, coordination and utilizing the senses.” The project involved designing and building six stations offsite, and transporting them to BOK Ranch and installing them there. A total of 216 hours went into the project. A senior at Sacred Heart Preparatory, Michael plays on

the varsity football team and is a member of the school’s civic leadership council. He is also a new member of the school’s iprov comedy group “kitsch.” A member of the Sacred Photo by Zach Plante Heart Society, Michael Mohrman, left, and Webb Henninger he is a Uganda became Eagle Scouts recently. chairman, raising money for a sister school in scouting in the United States. His leadership service projUganda. He also writes for the ect involved renovating an old school newspaper. shower room at Cesar Chavez Webb Henninger Academy in East Palo Alto to Webb Ryan Henninger joined provide a fitness and study lab Troop 222 after earning his for students. The project includArrow of Light award in Pack ed painting storerooms and an 222. He has earned 21 mer- office, framing the office winit badges and one Fifty-Miler dow, and installing shelving. It Award. He has served in several involved 206 hours of service. leadership positions within the Webb is a senior at Menlotroop, including patrol leader. Atherton High School, where Webb has attended four years he plays varsity basketball. Since of scout summer camp and sixth grade, he has played AAU served as a camp counselor at basketball with the RoadrunCamp Oljato in 2008. Last sum- ners organization in east Menlo mer he attended the National Park, competing in basketball Scout Jamboree in Virginia, cel- tournaments throughout the ebrating the 100th anniversary of United States.


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D I S PATC H E S from the home front

Through tornado, floods and hurricane Editor’s note: This column was written in the period after Hurricane Irene struck the East Coast.

Cross in a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center. There I met a cheerful man who tried, successfully, to get on the local news by fishing off his deck nyone who sees the news and placing a recliner on the roof knows that this year has had of his mobile home as the waters more than its share of disas- rose. He could still laugh about ters. I know it from experience. it after his home had been under Since April, I have been water for two weeks. deployed four times as a Red Cross In Memphis, I had to translate volunteer, helping my questions about the disaster those affected by into Spanish, but I did find a good disasters. Between Mexican restaurant. disaster assignI also got to visit Elvis Presley’s ments, and a home at Graceland during one of couple of family the two days off I had during my trips, six weeks is four deployments. They let the the longest period I Red Cross in at no cost. spent at home since BARBARA I got as close as I hope to ever WOOD March. get to a tornado in Memphis one The good news evening. As the warning sirens is that even the dog blared, I chatted with my husnow believes I will come home band online, hunkered back in a again. corner of the lobby away from the Between assignments I have windows. He responded by sendhelped the local Red Cross in what ing me a link to before and after they do here every week — assistphotos of Joplin, Missouri, but I ing residents displaced by home or promise that I had been taking it apartment fires. seriously, even before the photos. My assignments have not been I’d seen homes hit by a tornado. to the areas that made national The tornado passed by a few news headlines. But to anyone miles away from us; but, oh my, affected by a disaster, size is not did we have impressive rain. important. I was home for five days before My first Red Cross mission was we drove to Oregon for my to Mississippi, after tornadoes hit nephew’s graduation, and then in mid-April. I went out to meet for nearly a week before I went to with, and offer Red Cross help to, Montana, where the state had been people whose homes had been flooding for close to a month. ripped apart. I spent 12 days there; most of In Mississippi I learned that it working on the Crow Indian their Mexican restaurants, even if reservation assessing damage done raved about by locals, do not live by the flood waters. I leaned that up to California standards. Also, no one has street addresses on the that people affected by a disaster reservation, that the Crow Indians can start crying when a Red Cross were on George Custer’s side in worker tells them they came all the the Battle of Little Big Horn, and way from California and offers a that Crow custom does not allow hug. a husband to speak directly to his I was told that when a tornado mother-in-law, which probably draws near, it sounds like a train, comes in handy at times. and that huddling in a closet or I then had a week at home before bath tub can save you if you have going camping, and then six whole nowhere else to go. weeks before I was asked to fly into I was there for a week, then New York City before Hurricane home for 10 more days, before Irene hit. being sent to Tennessee, where the I am writing this from a FEMA Mississippi River was flooding. I Disaster Recovery Center in White stayed there for 18 days, including Plains New York, where some of some time representing the Red those whose homes were flooded

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by Hurricane Irene and the storms that came later have come for help. Before starting here I traveled over much of the state of New York, documenting the damage the storms had caused to homes here. And soon, I will be home again, where I hope to stay for a very long time. Cross your fingers and hope we have no more disasters. And in the meantime, do what the Red Cross urges — make a plan, build a kit and get trained. Disasters do happen. ■ Visit siliconvalley-redcross.org to learn how to prepare. Barbara Wood is a freelance writer, photographer, gardener, and Red Cross volunteer from Woodside.

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Barbara Wood has gone on four Red Cross assignments since April, including one to Memphis, Tennessee, where the Mississippi river had flooded and where she got another Red Cross volunteer to take her photo in front of the Red Cross office.

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Chad Brock reaches Eagle Scout rank Charles (Chad) H. Brock III of Woodside will be presented the Eagle Scout award in ceremonies at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Menlo Park. Chad’s Eagle project was designing and building an equipment shed at Beechwood School in East Menlo Park. He was elected to the Order of the Arrow in 2009. He earned 22 merit badges and

was the recipient of the Angus Leadership Award in 2010 and the Ashworth Award in 2001. Chad graduated from MenloAtherton High School, where he ran track and field as a hurdler for four years. He was also an honor student all during high school. He is now a freshman studying architecture at Syracuse University in New York state

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M-A holds Big Band dance Menlo-Atherton High School’s 28th annual benefit for its bands and orchestra will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in Ayers Gym on the M-A campus. All five music groups will play: three graded jazz bands, the concert band, and the new orchestra. The Stanford ballroom dance team will give a swing dance lesson for beginners at 8 p.m. There will be fast music for swing dances, plus slow romantic numbers sung by student vocalists. The evening will feature homemade desserts, a silent auction and raffle. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults and $10 students and senior citizens.

Holiday house tour Four Atherton homes decorated for the holidays will be featured on the fourth annual “Finishing Touches: A holiday tour of fine homes & boutique” to be held Dec. 2-3 by the Junior League of Palo Alto/Mid Peninsula. The tour is based from the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel, 2825 Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, where a boutique, luncheon,

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martini party, and designers’ breakfast will be held. The event begins with a holiday boutique from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, December 2, with a festive luncheon and self-driven tour of the homes from noon to 3 p.m. That evening a “Mistletoe and Martinis” party featuring martinis, hors d’oeuvres, and holiday shopping will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 3, the boutique will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a designers’ breakfast and a discussion on “Dressing up for the Holidays” from 8 to 10:30 a.m. A designer-guided tour of the homes via shuttle will depart from the Rosewood at 9 a.m. The boutique will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday with self-driven and shuttle-driven tours of the homes. Kathleen Castaillac of Menlo Park and Helen Ungerman of Woodside are co-chairs of the event. Visit juniorleaguehometour. com for tickets. For more infordeception. Nov. 16, 7 p.m. General admission requires purchase of event book or a $10 gift card (admits 2). Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers. com

Classes/Workshops

‘Bag It: Bag It! Is Your Life Too Plastic?’ What started as a documentary about plastic bags evolved into a wholesale investigation into plastics and their effect on waterways, oceans and even our bodies. Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m. General admission requires purchase of event book or a $10 gift card (admits 2). Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650324-4321. www.keplers.com/event/movie-night ‘Giving Thanks for the Bay’ Volunteers will help work toward the goal to restore 100,000 acres of Bay wetlands by planting another 25,000 native species this winter season. Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. The Faber Tract, Directions will be provided upon registration., East Palo Alto. Call 510-463-6809. www.saveSFbay. org/volunteer

‘Make A Thanksgiving Centerpiece’ Learn to make a fall centerpiece using natural materials: dried greens, autumn leaves, and flowers. Participants provide their own bowl or basket, Avenidas provides the rest. Master Gardener Roberta Barnes is the instructor. Nov. 16, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $8 members/$10 nonmembers. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 650-289-2428. avenidas.org eBooks/eAudiobooks Bring a mobile device and any questions about downloading San Mateo County library materials. For a list of compatible devices, go to www.overdrive. com/resources/drc/. Nov. 19, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-851-0147. www.smcl.org

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‘I’m Ready for My Closeup!’ Presenting, in concert, the artists of the Franzen Opera Studio. Featuring rare and famous film music from the golden age of Hollywood. Nov. 27, 4-6:30 p.m. $10 at the door. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley. Call 408-2888519. www.carlfranzen.com ‘The Ring Without Words’ The Redwood Symphony, with piano soloist Daniel Glover, performs Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” and Wagner/Maazel’s “The Ring Without Words.” Nov. 19, 8 p.m. $20 in advance, $10 for students, free for those ages 17 and under. Canada College Main Theatre, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Woodside. redwoodsymphony.org Holiday Concert The Stanford Symphonic Chorus and the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra present music of the season, both American and English, including “Come Christmas,” a world premiere by Brian Holmes, plus works by Ralph Vaughan William and others. Nov. 18, 8 p.m. General $20. Student $10. Senior $19. Memorial Church, Stanford. Peninsula Symphonic Band Fall Concert “A Lyrical Expedition” featuring music from around the world. Program includes works by Grainger, Berstein and Sousa. Ted Henderson, conductor. Nov. 20, 3-5 p.m. Free. Spangenberg Theatre, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. Call 408-910-1830. www.psbpaloalto.com Philharmonia Ottavio Dantone, conductor. Marion Verbruggen, recorder. Works by Corelli, Vivaldi and more. Nov. 17, 8-10 p.m. $90-$25.

‘Lifeways of the Ohlone Indians’ Mark Hylkema, Santa Cruz District archaeologist for California State Parks, will discuss the archaeology and ethnography of the ancestral Ohlone people. Nov. 19, 1-2 p.m. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Call 650-299-0104. www.historysmc.org ‘Undercover In Damascus’ A documentary on Eli Cohen, who provided vital military and political info about Syria to Israel during the Six Say War, will be shown Nov. 17, 7:45-9:30 p.m. $20. Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City . Call 650-2320995. www.jewishredwoodcity.com/cohen ‘War and Children’s Lives’ Paul Wise is professor of child health and society at Stanford. Nov. 17, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Cubberley Auditorium , 485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. Call 650-723-0997. ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu Anthony Horowitz For the first time since the death of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a new Holmes story has been sanctioned by his estate. Nov. 18, 7 p.m. General admission requires purchase of event book or a $10 gift card (admits 2). Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com Reporting from Guantanamo Carol Rosenberg has covered U.S. prison camps in Guant·namo Bay for The Miami Herald. Nov. 16, 4:30 p.m. Free. Building 260, Room 113, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Call 650-723-0997 . ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu Robert Trivers presents his book on

Concerts

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Seniors in the Advanced Jazz Band spoof the Blues Brothers while playing a jazz tune from the John Belushi movie.

mation, call 321-5026.

Thanksgiving dinner Little House will serve a Thanksgiving dinner of turkey and all the trimmings from 11:30 to 1 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 24, in the Little House cafe at 800 Middle Ave. in Menlo Park. Chef Larry Wong will prepare turkey, bread stuffing with herbs, mashed potatoes and gravy, roasted vegetables, fall salad with beets and

greens, and pumpkin pie. Cost is $15 per person. Tickets much be purchased by Wednesday, Nov. 23. Little House will also arrange a vegetarian meal in advance. For tickets, call Aida Sanchez at 326-2025, ext. 222. A

Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Call 415-252-1288. www.philharmonia.org Sinfonietta Fall Classic El Camino Youth Symphony Sinfonietta Orchestra begins its season. Program highlights include Haydnís “Symphony No. 103,” and Rossiniís “Barber of Seville.” Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. General $15; students/seniors $8. Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. www.ecys.org

Kids & Families Crazy Critters Ventriloquist Tony Borders and his cast of Crazy Critters from several continents perform. Nov. 17, 4:30-5 p.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portila Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. Preschool Storytime Songs, stories and activities for kids ages 3-5. Mondays, 11 a.m.11:45 a.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. Story Time Elisa Kleven tells the story of a shy dog named Joey. Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m. Free. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. Story Time with Jon Muth Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind,” illustrated in children’s book form. Nov. 19, 11 a.m. Free. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

Et Alia On Stage: “Stones In His Pockets,” explores sadness, the dangerous allure of Hollywood and the goodness of real life. Nov. 13-Dec. 4, 2 p.m. $16 - $30. Dragon Theatre, 535 Alma St., Palo Alto. dragonproductions.net The Portola Art Gallery presents oil painting landscapes by Carolyn Jones of Menlo Park, from travels in California, Vermont and France. Through November, Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Call 650321-0220. www.portolaartgallery.com Model Railroad Club Open House The West Bay Model Railroad Association holds monthly open houses the fourth Wednesday of every month, and the club is currently seeking new members who are interested in model railroading, regardless of their skill level in the hobby. 7-10 p.m. Free. West Bay Model Railroad Association, 1090 Merrill St., Menlo Park. Call 650-322-0685. wbmrra.ning.com Historic Folger Stable Visitors can view the historically restored Folger Stable and miles of woodland trails. View historic displays and video in the carriage room. Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Free. Wunderlich Park, 4040 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-851-2660.

Photo by Paul Galen

Taking part in “Spring Awakening” are, in back, from left, Brett Caplan of San Mateo, Andrew Klingelhofer of Redwood City and John Welch of Atherton; and in front, Christina Dong of Menlo Park and Katie Lannin of Portola Valley.

Menlo School presents ‘Spring Awakening’ Menlo School will present “Spring Awakening,” described as a “hard-hitting, cutting-edge rock/pop show,” at Florence Moore Theater on the Menlo School campus at 50 Valparaiso Ave. in Atherton. There will be 7:30 p.m. performances Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 17-20, and a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Nov. 19. “Spring Awakening” is based on an 1891 story of a repressed, rural German community and the sorrows and joys of its teenagers. The show won eight Tony Awards in 2007, includ-

ing for best musical, best book and best score. “We feel very fortunate to have received the rights to do this musical, which celebrates the journey from youth to adulthood with power, poignancy, and passion,” says director Beth Orr. The musical contains mature themes and language and parental discretion is advised for younger than teenage audiences. Visit tinyurl.com/Awake12 to buy tickets at $8 for students and $10 for adults. Tickets will also be sold at the door.


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WONDERFUL CONTEMPORARY, MENLO PARK $1,795,000 4 BR 2.5 BA Fabulous neighborhood with Las Lomitas schools. This turn-key home was built in 2006. Natalie Comartin 650.324.4456

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1359SQFT ON 5020SQFT LOT! PALO ALTO $1,325,000 3 BR 2 BA Beautiful remodeled ranch in Crescent Park. Hardwood floors. Updated kitchen. Ken Morgan & Arlene Gault 650.328.5211

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SPECTACULAR VIEWS, WOODSIDE $1,099,000 3 BR 3 BA Custom home with level 3 acres of pasture. 2 bdrms upstairs each w/bath & 1bd/1ba down. Margot Lockwood & Erika Demma 650.851.2666

SHARP DOWNTOWN CONDO! PALO ALTO $698,000 2 BR 2 BA Enjoy living in downtown condo convenient to everything! Carol MacCorkle 650.324.4456

HORGAN RANCH, REDWOOD CITY $539,000 3 BR 2 BA Many upgrades: New kitchen and baths, built-in stereo, A/C. Rentable guest area. Tom Boeddiker 650.324.4456

NEW LISTING! MENLO PARK $424,950 2 BR 2 BA Sought-after Menlo Commons. Penthouse with 3 decks! Age restricted: 55 years+ . Value + ! Steve Bellumori 650.324.4456

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AMAZING ESTATE

$24,000,000

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6 BR 6 BA On approx. 2.48 ac, this stunning home is reminiscent of old CA, but updated for today. Sue Crawford 650.324.4456

1939 CHARMER

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HALF MOON BAY OCEAN BACKDROP

$2,495,000

LOS ALTOS HILLS $3,988,000

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MENLO PARK BRAND NEW

$3,098,000

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$2,195,000

4 BR 3.5 BA Gated 3,800 SF W Menlo Estate.Gourmet Kit, Fam Rm, Formal LR, Romantic Mstr Ste. Sam Anagnostou 650.323.7751

4 BR 2.5 BA Extra large lot on cul-de-sac. Remodeled baths, spacious rooms, gorgeous gardens, & pool. Barbara Piuma 650.851.2666

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4 BR 3 BA Stunning recently completed home in great Allied Arts neighborhood! Maya & Jason Sewald 650.323.7751

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3 BR 2.5 BA 3BR/2.5BA golf course unit w/2500 SF (MOL) including extra large DR. Totally redone! Deanna Tarr 650.324.4456 Great triplex w/owner’s unit in rear w/patio & garden. 2 1BR/1BA units & 1 2BR/1Ba unit. Barry Willbanks 650.324.4456

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$489,000

1 BR 1 BA Rare opportunity! PA schools. Low HOA. Extra storage. Secure blg. W/D. Close to Calif Ave. Geraldine Asmus 650.325.6161

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5 BR 4.5 BA Inside highly sought-after Ocean Colony. Sweeping views of golf course and ocean. Valerie Dakin 650.323.7751

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$2,288,000

5 BR 4 BA Enormous living - dining - family - kit area + 2 patios on cul-de-sac. 10,956 sq.ft. lot! Geraldine Asmus 650.325.6161

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SCENIC HILLSIDE SETTING

$7,750,000

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$5,950,000

5 BR 4 full BA + 2 half Striking Contemporary home w/7,000 SF on over 1 ac w/gst hse. Pool & verdant valley views. Hanna Shacham 650.324.4456 3 BR 2.5 BA 3BR/2.5BA Westridge home w/new photovoltaic. Gsthouse/pool, 2.6 acres www.20Naranja.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

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5 BR 6.5 BA Gated, spectacular compound. Infinity pool, 6+ car garage, guest house, expansive bay vws. Sarah Rivers 650.851.2666

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5 BR 3 BA Gourmet eat-in kitchen, Fr. doors lead from multiple rooms to private & secluded yrd. Meegan Ferrari 650.324.4456

DRAMATIC & MOVE-IN READY! $599,000 2 BR 2 BA Dramatic. Move-in Condition. Master suite. Updated. Eat-in kitchen. Large lot. Cul-de-sac. Ken Morgan & Arlene Gault

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$2,500,000

9+acres of serenity, borders Foothills Park w/amazing private views awaits dream estate. Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

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$1,895,000

4 BR 2 BA Extensive remodel. Approx 2,330+ 156sf per owner. Loft area .23 acs adj. to common areas. Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

$3,850,000

5 BR 3.5 BA Walk to town. Rebuilt in 09’. New lndscping, pool/ spa, & lg patio w/vws of Western Hills. Helen & Brad Miller 650.851.2666

SPACIOUS HOME $3,295,000 4 BR 4 BA Re-designed & renovated throughout w/gourmet kitchen, hdwd flrs & 2 fp’s. Minutes to town!

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

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5 BR 3.5 BA Gated 1/2 ac country estate. Great traditional floorplan, country kit. 3 Car gar. Sam Anagnostou 650.323.7751

$4,200,000

13+ ACRES w/Amazing Views, 3br,2.5ba home, barn & apt. Adjoinging 9+ parcel also for sale. Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

$6,950,000

SERENE SETTING

3 BR 1 BA New Price for this Charming & spacious 3 BR home. Separate LR& DR,Hardwood flrs. Paul Skrabo 650.323.7751

INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY

GREAT VALUE & LOCATION!

$7,975,000

4 BR 3.5 BA 10 yr old Craftsman style on aprx. 3 ac in Central WDS. Pool, spa, pond, barn & guest hse. Jim McCahon 650.851.2666

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NEW CONSTRUCTION!

$1,595,000

5 BR 3 BA Custom built contemporary w/stunning views. Open flr plan w/bonus/office. Great location! Karen Fryling/Rebecca Johnson 650.324.4456

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ENCHANTING $1,795,000 3 BR 3 BA Thoughtfully updated home. Grand living room, gourmet kitchen, family rm, sun room. Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh

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SPACIOUS HOME $1,495,000 3 BR 2 BA Built in 1989 & remod. in 2009 w/gorgeous bay view located on 12.5 ac in PV School Dist. Margot Lockwood

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1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement GIVING BREATHES HOPE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 247221 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Giving Breathes Hope, located at 204 Chelsea Way, Redwood City, CA 94061, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): ERNEST IMURA 204 Chelsea Way Redwood City, CA 94061 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 17, 2011. (Almanac Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 2011) DIVIA EXPRESS INSURANCE AGENCY INC. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 247275 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Divia Express Insurance Agency Inc., located at 3000 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City CA 94063, San Mateo County; Mailing address: PO Box 5827, Redwood City, CA 94063. Registered owner(s): DIVIA EXPRESS INSURANCE AGENCY INC. 3000 Middlefield Rd. Redwood City, CA 94063 California This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on October 2006. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on October 20, 2011. (Almanac Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 2011) BAY MENLO GROUP FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 247417 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Bay Menlo Group, located at 445 Santa Monica Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025. Registered owner(s): YONG-SHING CHEN 445 Santa Monica 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 N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on October 31, 2011. (Almanac Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011) TOM WING & SONS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 247432 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Tom Wing & Sons located at 888 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park Calif., 94025. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): TOM BROS. INC. 888 Santa Cruz Ave. Menlo Park, CA 94025-4610 This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business

name(s) listed herein on 09/20/1972. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on November 1, 2011. (Almanac Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011)

997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S No. 1331435-02 APN: 060-282-620-8 TRA: 73023 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx5636 REF: Olsen, Richard IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED December 03, 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On November 29, 2011, at 12:30pm, CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded December 15, 2004, as Inst. No. 2004-245718 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Mateo County, State of California, executed by Richard Randal Olsen, An Unmarried Man, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank At the main entrance of the city hall of records 401 Marshall Street Redwood City, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 27 Loyola Avenue Menlo Park CA 94025 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $577,284.00. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm (619) 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: November 03, 2011. (R-394439 11/09/11, 11/16/11, 11/23/11) Almanac

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA Case No.: CIV508694 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner MELANIE GAIL HAYDEN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: MELANIE GAIL HAYDEN to MELANIE GAIL HAYDEN-GEPHART MATTHEW STEVEN HAYDEN to MATTHEW STEVEN HAYDEN-GEPHART AMELIA ROSALYNN HAYDEN to AMELIA ROSALYNN HAYDEN-GEPHART CYRUS GLENN HAYDEN to CYRUS GLENN HAYDEN-GEPHART. 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: December 2, 2011, 9:00 am., Dept.: PJ, Room 2E of the 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:October 3,2011 /s/ Beth Labson Freeman JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Almanac Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO Case No.: CIV509155 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: JESSICA ELIZABETH FERRO filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: JESSICA ELIZABETH FERRO AKA JESICA ELISABETH FERRO to JESICA ELISABETH FERRO. 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: December 21, 2011, 9:00 a.m., Dept.: PJ, Room: 2E at the 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: October 26, 2011 /s/ Beth Labson Freeman JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (The Almanac Nov. 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7, 2011)

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO Case No.: CIV509479 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: CATHERINE LEIGH ORDONEZ filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: CATHERINE LEIGH ORDONEZ to CATHERINE LEIGH FRANCIS. 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: December 28, 2011, 9:00 a.m., Dept.: PJ, Room: 2E of the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo located at 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: November 7, 2011 /s/ Beth Labson Freeman JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (The Almanac Nov. 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7, 2011) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO Case No.: CIV509503 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: SUSAN BLAKE ROWLAND filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: SUSAN BLAKE ROWLAND to SUSAN STOLL BLAKE. 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: December 28, 2011, 9:00 a.m., Dept.: PJ, Room: 2E of the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, located at 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: November 7, 2011 /s/ Beth Labson Freeman JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (The Almanac Nov. 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7, 2011)

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Bulletin Board 115 Announcements PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Talk with caring agency specializing in matching Birthmothers with Families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions 866-413-6293 (Void in Illinois) (AAN CAN) 15,000 free used books, Nov. 15 Card-Making Social for Veterans

135 Group Activities

202 Vehicles Wanted

Learn to Square Dance

Donate Vehicle Receive $1000 Grocery Coupons. National Animal Welfare Foundation. Support No Kill Shelters, Help Homeless Pets. Free Towing, Tax Deductible, NonRunners Accepted. 1-888-333-0477. (Cal-SCAN)

Zumba Fitness

145 Non-Profits Needs Help Feed Your Hungry Neighbors

150 Volunteers Conversation Partners needed Fosterers Needed for Moffet Cats Please Help us Feed the Hungry

155 Pets Tibetan Terrier Puppies 6 TT puppies for sale. Born Oct 3rd call James 650 322-0900

Dance Classes in Menlo Park Exploring Recruitment Night!!!! PBA “Nutcracker� Restaurants with Heart CA Cafe Spring Down Horse Show Stanford music tutoring ZUMBA ZUMBA

120 Auctions

Redwood City, Quartz St, ONGOING

For Sale 201 Autos/Trucks/ Parts BMW 2008 328i Sedan - $24,486

Advertise Your Auction in 240 California newspapers for one low cost of $550. Your 25 word classified ad reaches over 6 million+ Californians. Free brochure call Elizabeth (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN)

215 Collectibles & Antiques Chevrolet 1969 Camaro 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS 396 325hp, Hugger Orange, Price $7000, more details at beyepe4@msn.com / 520-254-4174.

Earn College Degree Online *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888-210-5162 www.CenturaOnline.com (Cal-SCAN)

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

15,000 free used books, Nov. 15 - FREE 2 Recliners-Free - FREE OLD small white desk with drawer - FREE

Chevrolet 1969 Camaro 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS 396 325hp, Hugger Orange, Price $7000, more details at witheda4@msn.com / 760-356-8992.

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

Art with Emily: Unique Lessons artwithemily.com 650-856-9571 fiatlux.com/tutor.htm Tutor: elementary to early college French Group lesson 650-691-9863 French,Spanish Lesns. 6506919863

355 Items for Sale 4 Years BOY Summer clothes$40 4YrsBOY clothescooler season - 40 7Years BOYclothes fall/winter$40 Avent bottles,bowls,forks,spoons Box withBoyBabyBlankets/comforte BOY24mon SUMMER only clothes DISNEY TV AND DVR FAIRYTALE JIGSAW BOOK Jackets BOY 6mon-3 years $5 NEW Children Wetsuits Pink BarbieJeep1998MattelRemote

Oak bookcase - $78

Cemetery Plot Single. Alta Mesa, lot 785, subdivision 4, Oak Grove. 916/992-1289 or 916/995-1620

425 Health Services Cosmetic Dentistry Grants

Funding Assistance for Cosmetic Dentistry including implants. Must Be Employed - Qualify for up to 20K - Limited Offer. Apply Today (No Fee) www.cdgo.org

Jobs 500 Help Wanted

Special Bike Rack for Eurovan Vo - $350

Community Association Manager

250 Musical Instruments

560 Employment Information

Huge Used Book Sale PLANTS & TREES FOR SALE - CHEAP!

Knight Piano - $1750 Organ - $500 obo

Kid’s Stuff 330 Child Care Offered Licensed childcare with openings

Drivers: CDL Training Career Central. No Money Down. CDL Training. Work for us or let us work for you! Unbeatable Career Opportunities. *Trainee *Company Driver *Lease Operator Earn up to $51k *Lease Trainers Earn up to $80k 1-877-369-7126. www.CentralDrivingJobs.net (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: Pro Drivers Needed Top Pay and 401K. 2 Months CDL Class A Driving Experience. 1-877-258-8782. www.MeltonTruck.com (Cal-SCAN) Movie Extras People needed now to stand in the background for a major film Earn up to $300 per day. Exp not REQ. CALL NOW AND SPEAK TO A LIVE PERSON 877-426-8310 Paid In Advance! Make $1,000 a Week mailing brochures from home! Guaranteed Income! FREE Supplies! No experience required. Start Immediately! www.homemailerprogram.net (AAN CAN) Truck Drivers Will provide CDL training. Part-time driving job with full-time benefits. Get paid to train in the California Army National Guard. www.NationaIGuard.com/Truck or 1-800-Go-Guard. (Cal-SCAN)

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VOLKSWAGEN 2002 EUROVAN MP $9500

Toddler shoes Size 4-6Boy - 3

FINE LINEN KING-QUEEN SIZES; - $19-

Honda 2009 Civic Hybrid - $20,500

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Stuffed animals box full only$20

19 inch TV - $25.00

245 Miscellaneous

FUN, Piano/Guitar/Violin Lessons

Music With Toby: Voice & Violin Start today! www.tobybranz.com

240 Furnishings/ Household items

GMC 1999 Suburban - $8,950.00

Barton-Holding Music Studio Accepting new students for private vocal lessons. All levels. Call Laura Barton, 650/965-0139

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

345 Tutoring/ Lessons

220 Computers/ Electronics 230 Freebies

133 Music Lessons

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

PT Regular PM Sitter Wanted

Mitchell Johnson Painting Mitchell Johnson painting, 30�x40�, “Near San Giovanni D’Asso�, 1999. Have signed “Proof of Ownership�. Picture forwarded upon request.

BRAND NEW CD player for car, for - $75

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PM/eve nanny help needed help tidying, caring for 3 children. spanish ok. 1-5 d. 650-743-5599.

Size 3T suit/tuxedo jacketReniew

130 Classes & Instruction Allied Health Career training - Attend college 100% online. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 800-481-9409. www.CenturaOnline.com (Cal-SCAN)

Donate Your Car, Truck, Boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. 888-902-6851. (Cal-SCAN)

210 Garage/Estate Sales

Dance Expressions Kindergarten Readiness Panel

Donate Your Car Children’s Cancer Fund! Help Save A Child’s Life Through Research and Support! Free Vacation Package. Fast, Easy and Tax Deductible. Call 1-800-252-0615. (Cal-SCAN)

340 Child Care Wanted

$$$HELP WANTED$$$ Extra Income! Assembling CD cases from Home! No Experience Necessary! Call our Live Operators Now! 1-800-405-7619 EXT 2450 http://www. easywork-greatpay.com (AAN CAN) Computer Work Work from anywhere 24/7. Up to $1,500 Part Time to $7,500/ mo. Full Time. Training provided. www.workservices4.com (Cal-SCAN) Driver: Stable Career No Experience Needed! Sign On Bonuses Available! Top Industry pay and quality training. 100% Paid CDL Training. 1-800-326-2778. www.JoinCRST.com (Cal-SCAN)

645 Office/Home Business Services Advertise a display Business Card sized ad in 140 California newspapers for one low cost of $1,550. Your display 3.75x2� ad reaches over 3 million+ Californians. Free brochure call Elizabeth (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN) Advertise Truck Driver Jobs in 240 California newspapers for one low cost of $550. Your 25 word classified ad reaches over 6 million+ Californians. Free brochure call Elizabeth (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN) Classified Advertising Reach Californians with a Classified in almost every county. Experience the power of classifieds! Combo~California Daily and Weekly Networks. One order. One payment. Free Brochures. maria@ cnpa.com or (916)288-6010. (Cal-SCAN)

Home Services 710 Carpentry Cabinetry-Individual Designs Precise, 3-D Computer Modeling: Mantels * Bookcases * Workplaces * Wall Units * Window Seats. Ned Hollis, 650/856-9475

715 Cleaning Services BCG MORALES CLEANING SERVICES   Stripping & Wax. House   ears Exp.

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

Family House Service Weekly or bi-weekly green cleaning. Comm’l., residential, apts. Honest, reliable, family owned. Refs. Sam, 650/315-6681. Holiday Cleaning by Tere. Houses * Apartments * Offices. Genl. cleaning, laundry, ironing, comml./res. Excel. refs. Lic. #40577. 650/281-8637 Maribel Hernandez Olga’s Housecleaning Res./Com. Wkly/mo. Low Rates. Local Refs. 25 years Exp. & Friendly. I love My Job! Ins. (650)380-1406

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Real Estate 801 Apartments/ Condos/Studios

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815 Rentals Wanted 2 BR/1 BA/garage for teacher Cottage for rent in Woodside

820 Home Exchanges ARCHITECT - FLAT FEE, QUICK TURN Home Exchange Wanted

825 Homes/Condos for Sale

Mountain View - $1395

Redwood City, 2 BR/1 BA - $399600 Redwood City, 2 BR/1 BA - $406599 Redwood City, 4 BR/2 BA - $895500.

840 Vacation Rentals/Time Shares Vacation Properties Advertise your vacation property in 240 California newspapers for one low cost of $550. Your 25 word classified ad reaches over 6 million+ Californians. Free brochure call Elizabeth (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN)

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Italian Painter Residential/Commercial, Interior/ Exterior. Detailed prep work. 25 years experience. Excel. Refs. Call Domenico (650)575-9032

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ATHERTON

LOS ALTOS HILLS | NEW PRICE!

MENLO PARK

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379 GREENOAKS DR

$4,350,000

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$5,500,000

2BR/2BA Architectural and engineering masterpiece in a magical setting. Eight acres with dazzling views over Bay & Silicon Valley. www.9SummitRoad.com

3460 TRIPP RD $3,295,000 ERIKA DEMMA This 4BD/4BA home has been re-designed & 650.740.2970 edemma@cbnorcal.com renovated throughout. Minutes to town, Woodside School, hiking & riding trails! www.3460tripp.com

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JUDI KIEL 650.799.3241 jkiel@cbnorcal.com

215 HIGHLAND TE

$2,400,000

3BD/2BA Woodside Glens home, 13K+ lot, gorgeous setting & vws! Incl. 16K+ adjacent lot w/sewer & separate APN.WDS Schls. www.215highlandterrace.com

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