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ith the arrival of the holiday season comes the flurry of planning and purchasing presents for everyone on your list. But when the unexpected happens — an office Secret Santa, new acquaintance, distant cousin or surprise holiday guest suddenly turns up — even the most creative gift-givers might need some backup. Non-specific yet classy gifts can be kept on hand to please a range of people and preferences. Local stores stock their shelves with a variety of options to bring cheer to every newfound friend and reconnected relative: Hand-crafted heartwood boxes, made in Washington state and designed from woods such as cherry, maple and teak, are among the most popular offerings at Shady Lane in downtown Palo Alto. Designs include the trademark “puzzle boxes,” which remain locked u n less opened by a unique series of taps and twists. Other styles, from small slidingtop “secret boxes” to multi-drawer jewelry boxes, can hold Michelle Le collections of trin- Britches brew bottle kets beneath their holders at Draeger’s market custom laser-etched in Menlo Park. lids. For a present that would make an impression, Shady Lane carries decorative containers that can be given alone or used to package smaller gifts. The metal-framed blue-glass boxes appear decidedly feminine, while the striped onyx jars and vases could please either gender. Paired with a few smaller items — like a heartwood bookmark or decorative blown-glass paperweight — the containers could charm the

mother or father of a significant other. As a more specialized option, Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park carries — you guessed it — an array of books. Each of the store’s employees specializes in specific genres, everything from mysteries to fine art and photography to science to children’s books. The staff provides personalized recommendations upon request. “Say your 83-year-old great uncle comes to visit,” said floor manager Nancy Salmon, herself a specialist of fiction and biographies. “I’ll usually ask: What are his interests? What kinds of things does he like to do?” For bibliophiles, Kepler’s carries Mudlark “book lovers” sets, complete with miniature notebook, magnetic page markers, bookplates (or name labels) and bookmarks. But the store is not limited by its name. Bosses or recent graduates might appreciate the old-fashioned fountain pen collection, while crossword fanatics would appreciate the famous Seven Year Pen or the Puzzle Pen, which erases when used on newsprint. Looking for something generic yet tasteful (no pun intended)? Gift baskets, such as those offered at Draeger’s Markets in Los Altos and Menlo Park, come prepackaged with an assortment of goodies to please any palate. Holiday varieties include the “Epicurean Holiday” — complete with Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, imported pastas, specialty meats and Amarettini Italian cookies — and the “Holiday Snack,” with truffle almonds, popcorn, candies, cookies and chocolates. As a more classically feminine option, the store designs holiday-themed floral arrangements, along with their year-round offerings of potted hydrangeas, orchids, parade roses and azaleas. Draeger’s edible selections include fine

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Above: Collectible pen sets at Kepler’s bookstore in Menlo Park. Left: The Mudlark book lovers set at Kepler’s bookstore features a journal, bookmarks, page markers and bookplates.

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chocolates, olive oils and wines recommended by the wine specialist-in-residence. These top-quality specialties are “things that people don’t just go out and buy for themselves,” said Ron Piazza, Los Altos store manager. Aspiring chefs or masters of the barbecue may enjoy a bottle of Palo Alto Fire Fighters Pepper Sauce, sold at the University Art Annex in Palo Alto. The condiment was originally an experiment run by Palo Alto firefighter Lee Taylor, who concocted a sauce from peppers grown behind Palo Alto Fire Station 5. Today, the sauce is bottled professionally and sold all over the country, with proceeds going to various charities and scholarships for local high school students. The spicy sauce is often purchased with a set of screenprinted cotton dish towels, “one of our tried-and-true” gift suggestions for both men and women, said Tina Ford, store manager of the Annex. Handtowel designs include a pepper medley, garden vegetables, fall leaves, trees and colorful blooms. For nature lovers, check out the shop’s Juniper Ridge potpourri sachets, small drawstring bags containing fragrant and sustainably harvested native Western plants like Siskiyou Cedar, Big Sur Sage and the seasonal Christmas Fir. One customer, Ford said, gifted the sachets together with the Annex’s decorative plant pot holders, which are made of burlap and insulated with waterproof plastic. Got a free spirit or eccentric relative on your list? Therapy of Mountain View carries a collection of quirky knick-knacks, such as the centipede-shaped silicone ice-cube tray, mustache mirror clings and penguin bottle-opener. The eclectic offerings could charm a young adult or perfectly suit a high-spirited white-elephant gift exchange. For those who simply long for the return of spring, Therapy carries branches of garden lights in varieties such as amber plum tree, green plum tree and pussy willow. The tiny bulbs can illuminate both the interior and exterior of the home to bring aesthetic pleasure and brightness to an otherwise dark winter night. Another option is the shop’s soy based candles and gift sets, with subtle scents ranging from fresh cade wood to goji and tarocco. Each candle contains an extra plus: Its brightly-colored aluminum canister can be reused after the candle quits burning. ■


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and easy to care for. “They’re wonderful pets,” she said. bed filled with Hungarian goose down, encased Of course, animal lovers with already-privileged in 300-thread-count cotton sateen and covered pets can also donate money or time to local aniin Sunbrella or soft vinyl. Designed to be durable mal-related charities, to help less fortunate pets. and easy-to-clean — as well as stylish — the beds Pet Food Express, Pet Food Depot and come in chocolate-brown or The Pet Place, among others, all black vinyl, or damask, herringoffer opportunities for patrons to bone and stripe. Habitat Design, donate to pets in need. on Palo Alto’s Staunton Court, “All year round we do collecoffers a $60 cat ticking mattress tions and donations for shelters, (“nine out of ten cats mistake it and we’ve had adoption fairs here for down,” the website boasts) for almost 20 years now,” Macy along with a $40 mattress cover. said of her Santa Cruz Avenue Pet’s Delight, on State Street shop. in Los Altos, offers a line of Five Pet Food Depot also offers a Paw Treats (gourmet, local baked donation bin year round. goods for pets) in a variety of flaPet Food Express is holding its vors including “cheese moons,” annual Giving Tree promotion “liver lover,” “peanut hearts” and during the month of December. “puppy pizza,” which are avail“We collect Kong toys and monable in gift bags or tubs ($5.95 a etary donations for pet-rescue tub; $9.99/lb). groups and animal shelters,” MurEven aquatic pets can benefit Holiday dog toys for sale at Pet ray said. “Kong toys are the only from some holiday cheer. While Food Express. ones approved by the Bay Area most aquarium or terrariumshelters as being safe enough for based pets have everything they all animals to use,” he added. need, according to Sabrina Bauer of downtown Customers are offered a 20 percent discount on Mountain View’s fish-and-reptile store Seascapes, purchases of donated toys. some patrons purchase live worms, feeder mice or The Peninsula Humane Society accepts donabrine shrimp this time of year as special delicacies tions year round, but for $20, sponsors can order a for their fish and reptile friends. special “Cool Yule” holiday shirt featuring festive “When you feed them fish food it’s kind of like animal images (www.peninsulahumanesociety. feeding them hamburgers. Live food is like filet org/donate/holidayshirt.html). Humane Society mignon; it tastes better,” she said. Silicon Valley, too, accepts donations of money, While actually purchasing pets as presents food and supplies (http://hssv.convio.net). is generally discouraged, Bauer said Seascapes Local pet lovers are often happy to help others, sometimes offers a holiday sale on crested geckos Macy said. “We have such a compassionate comand their habitats, as they’re excellent starter pets munity here.” ■ — Paid Advertising —

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German-American International School 275 Elliott Drive, Menlo Park | 650-3248617 | www.gais.org | info@gais.org GAIS is an international school serving approximately 300 students in preschool through 8th grade. GAIS offers a German bilingual program through 5th grade, and welcomes English-speaking students in a new English language Middle School program that offers German, Spanish and French as additional language options. GAIS follows the academically rigorous, inquiry-based programs developed by the International Baccalaureate Organization.

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fifth-grade, prepares each student to live a creative, humane and compassionate life, and to be a contributing member of society. The curriculum emphasizes the basic academic disciplines and their integration into everyday life, while developing the foundation for individual scholastic excellence and inspiring an enthusiasm for life-long learning. The overall school experience weaves the intellectual, spiritual, social and physical areas of growth into the fabric that is the Phillips Brooks School community.

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The Class Guide is published quarterly. Listings of cases offered in Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley and Woodside and other nearby towns are provided. Due to space constraints, not all listings can run and priority is given to classes in the towns mentioned above. To inquire about placing a listing in the Class Guide, email Online Editor Tyler Hanley at thanley@paweekly.com. To place a paid advertisement in the Class Guide, call our display advertising department at 650-854-2626.

2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park | 650854-0288 | www.trinity-mp.org | admission@trinity-mp.org Trinity School encourages preschool to grade-5 children from all backgrounds to love learning. Trinity fosters rigorous academics grounded in child-centered content. The legacy of a Trinity education is a curious mind and a discerning heart.

 

   

Kirk House Preschool 1148 Johnson St., Menlo Park | 650-3238667 | www.kirkhousepreschool.org | khp@mppc.org Kirk House Preschool is a half-day preschool with both morning and afternoon classes for 3-, 4-, and 5-year olds (Young Fives class). Kirk House Preschool is a Christian, play-based school that offers a development-oriented curriculum in a park-like setting.

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360 La Cuesta Drive, Portola Valley | 650854-9065 | www.woodland-school.org Preschool-8th grade. Woodland School’s focus is a challenging academic program with a strong enrichment program of art, music, drama, computers, gymnastics and physical education. Science, math and technology are an integral part of the 5th-8thgrade experience. Extended Care is offered from 7:30 a.m-8:15 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. Call for a brochure or to set up a tour.

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CHRISTMAS TREES &WREATHS Nativity School will be selling Christmas Trees & Wreaths beginning Friday, November 25th and ending on Sunday, December 17th. This is a fundraiser for Nativity School. HOURS – Closed Mondays Opening day has extended hours from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday .....................4:00 Friday ......................................4:00 Saturday ..................................9:00 Sunday ....................................9:00

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Special Events ‘Model trains in three scales will be on display and operating at the West Bay Model Railroad Association’s annual Christmas show Dec. 9-11 at the model railroad building on Merrill Street between Ravenswood Avenue and the Menlo Park train station in Menlo Park. Raffle for a new train set. Railroad memorabilia will be on display. Hours: 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. Free admission, donations appreciated. Model Railroad Building, 1090 Merill St., Menlo Park. wbmrra.ning.com or call 322-0685. Alternative Gift Market Trinity Church in Menlo Park hosts Alternative Gift Market on Dec. 11. Proceeds support nonprofit organizations and benefit those in need. Dec. 4, 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Trinity Church, 330 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2083. www. trinitymenlopark.org/ ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ The Christmas poem set to music will be performed Dec. 4, 10 and 11, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. $12-$15 kids/seniors, $18-$20 adults. Woodside Performing Arts Center, 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside. Call 650-323-5292. www.twasthenight.org Nativity School Christmas Tree Lot All-volunteer run fundraiser for Nativity School. Trees available: Douglas, Grand, Fraser, and Noble Firs; wreaths and garland; flameproofing and delivery services. Through Dec. 17, Nativity School, 210 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. www.

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Concerts ‘A Gaelic Christmas’ Mary Mc Laughlin and her Cor Aingli (Irish for “Angelic Choir�) will present “A Gaelic Christmas.� They will perform choral and ensemble arrangements of traditional Irish carols, as well as familiar carols translated into the Irish language, Dec. 11, 2-3:30 p.m. $20/$25. Vallambrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Call 831-2276049. www.coraingli.com ‘Welcome Winter’ The Menlo Park Chorus celebrates seasonal music in its “Welcome Winter� concert. The program features popular pieces, with director April McNeely. Dec. 9, 7:30-9 p.m. $15 general, $12 seniors/students, children under 12 free. St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Call 408-314-7589. www.menloparkchorus.org/ index.html Family Holiday Concert Julie Watts narrates “Peter and the Wolf.� Also: “Harry Potter,� “The Typewriter,� “Sleigh Ride� and a Sousa march. Dec. 10, 3-5 p.m. $25 (door), $20 (advance), $10 children and students. Canada College Main Theatre, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Woodside. Call 650-766-3509. www.redwoodsymphony.org

On Stage ‘The Secret Garden’ TheatreWorks presents the musical adaptation of “The Secret Garden,� based on the classic novel about a young orphan who discovers a hidden garden. Through Dec. 31, 8-9:45 p.m. $19-$72. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-463-1960. theatreworks.org David Gerard: Magician and Mindreader Dec. 9, 7:30-11:30 p.m. $15. The Dragon Theater, 535 Alma St., Palo Alto. Call 650-516-7459.

Talks/Authors ‘Learn How To License Your Ideas’ Featured speaker: Stephen Key. Dec. 10, 9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30. Tech Shop, 120 Independence Drive, Menlo Park. Call 650-964-1576. www.inventorsalliance.org Rebecca Fannin with Eric Savitz “Startup Asia: Top Strategies for Cashing in on Asia’s Innovation Boom.� Dec. 9, 6-8 p.m. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. Richard Heinberg “The End of Growth� describes what policy makers, communities, and families can do to build a new economy that operates within Earth’s budget of energy and resources. Dec. 8, 7 p.m. General admis-

sion requires purchase of event book or a $10 gift card (admits 2). Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. NABE SVRT December Meeting & Luncheon “Consumer Spending: Global Forces at Work and Their Impact in the U.S.� Tom Hester, senior international economist, Business and Economic Insights Group, Visa Inc., will discuss five factors impacting consumer spending around the world over lunch. Dec. 13, noon-2 p.m. $20 members/$25 guests. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 650-233-9613. svrt.org

Kids & Family ‘The Chanukah Experience’ Chanukah celebration including foods, crafts, games and more. Dec. 11, 1-4 p.m. $5 per child. The Lucie Stern Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-424-9800. chabadgsb.com/TCE Jenni Holm: ‘A Very Babymouse Christmas’ Dec. 7, 6 p.m. Free. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650324-4321. Short Attention Span Circus Juggler, magician, contortionist Jean Paul Valjean will perform circus tricks Dec. 12, 4-4 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org Story Time with Jim LaMarche Henry and his out-of-work father are selling Christmas trees. They give a leftover tree to construction workers building Rockefeller Center. That tree becomes the first Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Dec. 11, 11:30 a.m. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

Et Alia Birds of Bedwell Bayfront Park See and learn about birds at Bedwell Bayfront Park. Birders will bring scope, binoculars, and books to show you close-up views of different birds of water and land. Dec. 10, 9-11 a.m. Free. Bedwell Bayfront Park, end of Marsh Road (at Bayfront Expwy), Menlo Park. Call 650-325-7841. www.friendsofbayfrontpark.org ‘Blend For A Cause’ On Dec. 11, Piccolo Bella Hair Design along with a blend of local Menlo Park businesses, will host a winter season celebration and beauty fundraiser. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $25. Stephen Miller Gallery, 800 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650- 9066512. ‘Small Treasures’ Portola Art Gallery hosts group exhibit of smaller works for holiday gifs. Throughout December, the gallery’s artists will show paintings and fine-art photographs. Mon.Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-273-3505. www.portolaartgallery.com Holiday Skating on the Square Downtown Redwood City hosts an outdoor skating rink through the winter, noon-10 p.m. $12 - skates are free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.

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Santa visits Woodside district fire stations Santa is coming to all three Woodside Fire Protection District stations — in Woodside, Portola Valley and Emerald Hills — on Wednesday, Dec. 14, just like he has for more than 20 years. Battalion Chief Jerry Nave says the firefighters have been hosting holiday open houses for so many years; they’re now seeing second-generation visitors. “It’s a small community, that’s why we like it,” he says, recognizing some young married people who grew up in the area and are now bringing their babies to the stations for photo opportunities with Santa. Families are invited to climb on fire trucks and enjoy cookies, candy canes and cocoa from 7 to 9 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped

toy for the Toys for Tots drive, a community outreach to lessfortunate children in San Mateo County. Toy collection bins will remain outside the stations until Dec. 22. Fire Station 7 is at 3111 Woodside Road in Woodside. Fire Station 8 is at 135 Portola Road in Portola Valley. Fire Station 19 is at 4091 Jefferson Ave. in Emerald Hills. The stations are decorated with colorful characters the firefighters cut out of plywood and painted when they started the tradition years ago. — Kate Daly

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baking class for children ages 5 and up. The hands-on class will teach kids how to use a selection of utensils, how to follow a recipe, and how to decorate. Each child will have his own gingerbread house to prepare. The class runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost per child is $85 and includes instruction, a gingerbread house, apron, and a snack. To reserve, call Danielle Lembi at 851-9888.

includes appetizer, choice of chicken Wellington or vegetable Wellington, and a yuletide dessert. The lunches will take place on six dates over two weekends: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Dec. 9-11, and Dec. 16-18. Guests, ages 12 and over, are welcome, and are asked to arrive by noon. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $45 per person. Call 851-1668 to reserve seats.

Canned food drive Menlo-Atherton High School students are conducting their

annual canned food drive, which was started many years ago by the late Coach Ben Parks. Working with Second Harvest Food Bank, students collect canned goods at Safeway in downtown Menlo Park and in Sharon Heights, Key Market in Redwood City, Whole Foods in Palo Alto, and Roberts Market in Woodside. The food will be distributed to families at the Ecumenical Hunger Program, 2411 Pulgas Ave. in East Palo Alto, from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 10. For more information, call Kelly Todd, 322-5311.

Christmas tea Reservations are being taken for Christmas tea and lunch at the 1905 farmhouse at Yerba Buena Nursery in the hills above Woodside. The lunch is a hot meal that

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO INCREASE SOLID WASTE / RECYCLING RATES AND ESTABLISH FEES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICES IN THE CITY OF MENLO PARK The City Council of the City of Menlo Park hereby gives public notice of its intent to increase the existing solid waste / recycling base rates for customers within the City of Menlo Park for the collection of solid waste and recyclable materials. Also, the Council hereby gives public notice of its intent to increase the existing fees for supplemental services not covered in the base rates. These increases, if approved, will be effective on January 1, 2012. The City Council plans to consider these increases at a public hearing on December 13, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the City of Menlo Park Council Chambers Building at 701 Laurel Street - Civic Center. What are the proposed new base rates: Several rate schedules will be considered at the public hearing. However, the maximum increase in monthly base rates the Council will consider for both residential and commercial service is 10%. Residential - The chart below shows the current monthly base rates by cart-size and service location (curbside and backyard) and the maximum monthly rates to be considered for residential customers.

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Commercial and Multi-family Residential – Solid waste and recycling services available for commercial and Multi-family Residential customers include: commercial cans and bins, compactors, and the organics program. The base rates for these services are determined not only by the type of service but also the service frequency. Consequently, there are over 500 solid waste and recycling services and rates available. A detailed listing of the current monthly base rates for these services and the maximum proposed monthly base rates can be obtained from the Finance Department located on the second floor at City Hall, 701 Laurel Street, on-line at the City’s website at the following link http://www.menlopark.org/departments/fin/2011MaxRates. pdf, or by calling 650-330-6644. What are the proposed new rates for supplemental services: The City Council will also consider increasing the fees for supplemental services provided by Recology San Mateo County for services that are not covered in the base rates. The use of these supplemental services is discretionary and the resulting fee is the responsibility of the service recipient. Residential - The supplemental services offered and the recommended fees are listed below. Return Trip Cost $17.20 (per collection event) for collection service provided after the regularly scheduled collection Additional Targeted Recyclable Materials or Organic Materials Cart Rental or Purchase – Rental $3.05 per month, Purchase 64 gallon cart $72.25, Purchase 96 gallon cart $79.13

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John (Jack) McBirney Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Valley Church, 10885 N. Stelling Road in Cupertino for John (Jack) McBirney of Morgan Hill who died Nov. 27. He was 83. Mr. McBirney lived in Menlo Park in the late 1980s. The family business, McBirneyConstruction, built homes and condominiums in Menlo Park, particularly in the downtown area and in the Willows. Mr. McBirney was born in Toledo and moved to California with his family in 1935. He received his degree in engineering from Stanford University in 1951. He was a civil engineer in Santa Barbara for 13 years. At that point, he dedicated his

life to Christian service as an overseas missionary, working with his wife and family in a ministry to children and teenagers, say family members. After returning to the United States, he received a master’s degree in Christian education from Pensacola University in Florida and founded San Francisco Christian Schools and, later, The King’s Academy in Sunnyvale. He retired in 1996. Mr. McBirney is survived by his wife, Allegra of Morgan Hill; children, Mike of Santa Barbara, Mark of Menlo Park, Connie McKenzie of Rudyard, Michigan, Scott of Menlo Park, David of Morgan Hill, and Kim Windsor of San Martin; and 21 grandchildren. Visit AlmanacNews.com/ obituaries for more obituaries and to leave remembrances.

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Container Cleaning - $57.34 per Cart, $97.48 per Bin or Drop Box Dirty Cart Replacement - $66.08 for 20 gallon or 32 gallon cart, $76.25 for 64 gallon cart, $86.42 for 96 gallon cart Necessity for new rates and new fees: As a result of the Franchise Agreement between the City of Menlo Park and Recology San Mateo County (Recology) and the expired contract with Allied Waste, rates must be set to adequately meet the revenue requirements of Recology to provide the service going forward and also provide funds sufficient to payoff the City’s debt to Allied Waste for the cost of services provided in prior years in excess of the revenue collected. Also, the Franchise Agreement with Recology which began January 1, 2011 requires fees for supplemental services available (described above) but not included in the base monthly rates. The base monthly rates do include the following enhancements to solid waste services: s7EEKLYPICK UPYARDWASTEANDRECYCLABLES s3INGLESTREAMRECYCLINGUSINGABLUERECYCLINGCARTTOCONVENIENTLYRECYCLEGLASS ALUMINUM NON FOODSOILEDPAPER ANDPLASTICSNUMBEREDnEXCEPT black plastic), instead of separating each material into individual containers s2ESIDENTIALFOODSCRAPRECYCLINGPROGRAMUSINGTHEGREENYARDWASTECARTFORFOODSCRAPITEMSSUCHASMEAT CHEESE ANDFRUITSANDVEGETABLES AND FOODSOILEDPAPERPRODUCTSSUCHASPIZZABOXES PAPERDRINKCUPS PLATES ANDPAPERNAPKINS If you would like additional information on the proposed rates, please visit the Finance Department located on the second floor at City Hall, 701 Laurel Street or call 650-330-6644. If you wish to file a written protest, please send a letter addressed to Solid Waste Rates, City Clerk, City of Menlo Park, 701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Your letter must identify the real property you own by street address and the assessor’s parcel number. Your letter must be legibly signed by any one of the current property owners. Your name should be set forth as it appears on your tax bill. The City of Menlo Park must receive your letter at City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on December 13, 2011, or it must be presented at the City Council meeting on December 13, 2011, prior to the close of the public hearing on the matter. Any person interested, including all solid waste / recycling collection customers of the City of Menlo Park, may appear at the public hearing and be heard on any matter related to the proposed increase in rates. Dated: November 16, 2011

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PLANNING COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING December 12, 2011 7:30 PM PUBLIC HEARING Review and Recommend Adoption of the Mitigated Negative Declaration and General Plan 2012 The Planning Commission will consider recommending adoption of the Mitigated Negative Declaration and General Plan 2012 to the Town Council. The Mitigated Negative Declaration and referenced documents are available for public review during normal business hours, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., at Woodside Town Hall located at 2955 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA 94062, and at the Woodside Library located at 3140 Woodside Road, in Woodside, California 94062 during normal business hours between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursdays, and 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The document is available on the Woodside website: www.woodsidetown.org.


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PANORAMIC VIEWS, WOODSIDE $2,988,000 4 BR 3.5 BA Stunning split level contemporary on 4.85 secluded ac. 3 car grg, pool and 1bd/1ba gsthse. Francis Hunter 650.851.2666

BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION!

$3,498,000

$2,995,000

5 BR 3.5 BA Sunny home & private gorgeous lot with ample guest parking, expansive lawns, pool & patio. Barbara Piuma 650.851.2666

1939 CHARMER

$998,000

2 BR 1 BA Darling country cottage with white picket fence, just awaiting your loving personal touch. Anne Negus/Linda Samaha 650.324.4456Los Altos

3400+ SF BASEMENT & THEATER

$3,998,000

6 BR 6 BA Spectacular like new home on huge lot just steps from downtown. Sean Foley 650.323.7751

LOS ALTOS NEW LISTING!

$2,349,000

4 BR 3.5 BA Fantastic 3,256 sqft two-level home ideally located close to downtown in N. Los Altos. Hanna Shacham 650.324.4456

WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY!

$1,995,000

SUN

DAY

110 CORTE MADERA, PORTOLA VALLEY $1,369,000 3 BR 2 BA. Original Mid-Century home on 1/4 acre in Corte

Madera neighborhood. Recently updated European style kitchen.

Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh

$929,000

ESTATE HOME IN BLUE OAKS

$4,250,000

SIX FOOT WINDOWS!

$920,000

INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY

$4,200,000

3 BR 2 BA Luxury in the heart of downtown!Outstanding appointments,elegant stone,marble & granite. Matthew Shanks 650.323.7751

MOUNTAIN VIEW

$5,950,000

$3,998,000

5 BR 4.5 BA Brand new private gated 5,050 sf west Menlo estate. Most stunning, quality floorplan. Sam Anagnostou 650.323.7751

A MODERN MASTERPIECE!

EXCLUSIVE LISTING!

$4,895,000

5 BR 4.5 BA Stunning new construction in prime Crescent Park! 3231 SF home on landscaped 8300 SF lot. Hanna Shacham 650.324.4456

BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED!

$2,288,000

NEW PRICE!

$2,200,000

BRAND NEW

STYLE & SOPHISTICATION!

$875,000

2 BR 2 BA Updated. Custom kitchen. Wood floors. Spiral stair to loft + roof deck. Air cond. Parking. Nancy Goldcamp 650.325.6161

SHARP DOWNTOWN CONDO!

GREAT LOCATION!

$1,279,000

PORTOLA VALLEY

NEWER CONSTRUCTION

ONE OF A KIND!

INCREDIBLE VIEWS!

SERENE SETTING

$649,000

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOUSE

$508,000

2 BR 1 BA Modern & Stylish updated interior. Sought after location on a street-to-street corner lot. David Formichi 415.806.1010 +office. Approved plans for beautiful “green home” on private lot w/views. Fpl in kit/LR. Kathie Christie 650.851.1961

REDWOOD CITY ROY CLOUD SCHOOLS

$1,249,000

$659,000

$3,098,000

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 Central Menlo $1,925,000 1715 Santa Cruz Av 3 BR 3 BA Beautifully remodeled and spacious on a fully fenced garden lot with gated driveway. Tom LeMieux 650.323.7751

3 BR 2 BA Updated 3BR,2BA in central Portola Valley. Library and excellent schools. Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

4 BR 2.5 BA Elegant living room with vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchen and lovely backyard. Keri Nicholas 650.323.7751

3 BR 2 BA Elegant Palo Alto condo, large master bedroom, updated kitchen. Pool. Great schools! Alan & Nicki Loveless 650.325.6161

ELEGANT PALO ALTO CONDO!

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

$698,000

$3,598,000

$1,490,000

$1,595,000

4 BR 3.5 BA Cozy, secluded, wooded setting in Emerald Hills. Many upgrades with view of city lights! James Milton 650.324.4456

2 BR 2 BA Enjoy living in downtown condo convenient to everything! Carol MacCorkle 650.324.4456

5 BR 4.5 BA Spectacular custom-built home with over-the-top amenities and amazing high tech features. Janie & John Barman 650.325.6161

NEW PRICE!

4 BR 2 BA Extensive remodel. Approx 2,330+ .23 acs adj. to common areas. www.2PortolaGreenCircle.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

4 BR 3.5 BA New price! Barron Park. First class finishes, spacious rooms, high ceilings & Gunn HS. Lyn Jason Cobb 650.324.4456

15,000+ SF FLAG LOT

$1,895,000

$675,000

MENLO PARK 5 BR 4.5 BA Gorgeous new 2-story home in Sharon Heights; landscaped; Las Lomitas schools. Tom LeMieux 650.323.7751

SOPHISTICATION & ELEGANCE

2529 MARDELL WAY

4 BR 2 BA Sought after Monta Loma fixer on wonderful street. Probate Sale. By Appointment Only. Kevin Klemm 650.328.5211

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

$4,750,000

$2,500,000

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

5 BR 4.5 BA Fantastic opportunity! 1.12 AC parcel w/main hse & pool + 1.25 AC parcel w/gst hse, more! Bonnie Biorn 650.324.4456

NEW CRAFTSMAN

RARE OPPORTUNITY

$675,000

PALO ALTO

JUST LISTED!

$2,649,000

2455 ELKA AVENUE

BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED!

LOS ALTOS HILLS

SUPERB CENTRAL LOCATION $699,000

4 BR 2 BA Desirable Monta Loma fixer upper on a 7,140 sq.ft. lot. Probate Sale. Shown by appt only. Kevin Klemm 650.328.5211

$1,349,000

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

521 TYRELLA AVE.

Stunning views and a magnificent parcel for development; 0.77 acre lot! Sue Crawford 650.324.4456 3 BR 2 BA Wonderfully remodeled with designer touches. Spacious rms, great flr plan, divine setting! Deborah Greenberg 650.328.5211

5 BR 4.5 BA Outstanding views from this custom Blue Oaks home approx. 5,200 sq.ft. Approx. 2.5 acres. Dean Asborno 650.851.1961

3 BR 2.5 BA Custom home,approx 2.5acs in Westridge subdivision Dean Asborno 650.851.1961

Spacious duplex in Mtn. View! Each unit has 2 bedrooms,1 bath, & garage! BY APPT. ONLY! DiPali Shah 650.325.6161

$5,950,000

3 BR 2.5 BA Westridge home w/new photovoltaic. Gsthouse/ pool, 2.6 acres www.20Naranja.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

$5,200,000

HAMPTON OAKS

REDWOOD SHORES SUNLIT TOP LEVEL UNIT

TOP FLOOR UNIT

$919,000

HORGAN RANCH

$539,000

JUST LISTED!

$475,000

PRIME MOUNT CARMEL LOT!

$335,000

3 BR 2 BA Many upgrades: New kitchen and baths, built-in stereo, A/C. Rentable guest area. Tom Boeddiker 650.324.4456

2 BR 1 BA Charming home remodeled between 2005 and 2008. Eat-in kitchen, HW floors, more! Cristina Bliss 650.324.4456 Beautiful 6880 sf lot on a wonderful street. Ready to draw plans for your dream house!

650.325.6161

$395,000

2 BR 1 BA Price Reduced! End unit on top level. Lots of sunlight & views of open space. Stack W&D. Ann Griffiths 650.325.6161

WOODSIDE WOODSIDE ESTATE HOME

$17,500,000

THE BUCK ESTATE

$11,990,000

20 PRIME ACRES

$11,000,000

3 BR 3.5 BA Surrounded by just under 7 ac, this gated home was custom-built to impeccable standards. Steven Gray 650.851.2666

6 BR 7 full BA + 2 half Designed by noted architect Albert Farr, who modeled Buck after Hampton Court. 2.86 ac. Scott Dancer 650.851.2666 7 BR 6.5 BA 20 prime acres adj. to the town of Atherton. Magnificent views of SF Bay & glorious hills. Steven Lessard 650.851.2666

SECLUDED ESTATE

$8,900,000

RARE OPPORTUNITY

$7,975,000

GREAT VALUE & LOCATION!

$6,950,000

EXCEPTIONAL PRIVACY

$5,995,000

NEW PRICE!

$5,795,000

PRIVATE COUNTRY SETTING

$3,295,000

SPACIOUS HOME

$3,295,000

REMODELED RANCH

$2,598,000

ENCHANTING

$1,795,000

4 BR 4 BA Almost 9 acres in Central Woodside. Exceptionally private setting w/superb vws & gardens. Erika Demma 650.851.2666

5 BR 6.5 BA Gated, spectacular compound. Infinity pool, 6+ car garage, guest house, expansive bay vws. Sarah Rivers 650.851.2666 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 5 BR 6 BA Situated on aprx. 3.7 ac at the end of a cul-de-sac w/ sweeping views of the western hills. Scott Dancer 650.851.2666 4 BR 5.5 BA Traditional home w/views of Western Hills on spacious 4.37 acres. Portola Valley schools. Hugh Cornish 650.324.4456 6 BR 5.5 BA Authentic hacienda w/lots of living space & sep apt on lower level. A true horse property. Lisa Schumacher 650.851.2666

4 BR 4 BA Re-designed & renovated throughout w/gourmet kitchen, hdwd flrs & 2 fp’s. Minutes to town! Erika Demma 650.851.2666 4 BR 2 BA Elegant living room, exquisite master suite overlooks pool, landscaped 37,000 sf backyard. Keri Nicholas 650.323.7751

3 BR 3 BA Thoughtfully updated home. Grand living room, gourmet kitchen, family rm, sun room. Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

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Bulletin Board 115 Announcements Dance Expressions in Menlo Park Holiday Bake Sale for Kittens! Introduction to opera keys & coin purse found PALY Music Dec Flea Market Spring Down Horse Show Stanford music tutoring

130 Classes & Instruction 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

133 Music Lessons Barton-Holding Music Studio Accepting new students for private vocal lessons. All levels. Call Laura Barton, 650/965-0139 FUN, Piano/Guitar/Violin Lessons 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 in your home Children and adults. Christina Conti, B.M. 15+ yrs exp. 650/493-6950

Mini 2009 MIni Cooper - $19,750

203 Bicycles 210 Garage/Estate Sales Redwood City, Quartz St, ONGOING Redwood City: 1228 Douglas Ave. Fri. 12/2, 11am-2pm; Sat. 12/3, 9am-1pm END-OF-YEAR BIG RUMMAGE SALE Benefits Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Holiday items 50% off (south of Woodside Road bet. Broadway and Bayshore Fwy.) CASH ONLY (650)497-8332 or during sale (650)568-9840

215 Collectibles & Antiques Custom Clothing - $varies Holiday Sale, ANTIQUES! Retail Showcase Cabinet For Sale

230 Freebies Garden Rocks - FREE Viewsonic 17� CRT Monitor - FREE

240 Furnishings/ Household items

Antique Tub - Free firewood firewood oak split seasoned delivered to your driveway $340.00 cord $190.00 1/2 cord call bob 7am-7pm 6503678817 Hachiya persimmons - $.25 each Puppy Pit Bulls - $125

145 Non-Profits Needs ANIMAL POWER THRIFT STORE Donate Books /Help Our Libraries

150 Volunteers Conversation Partners needed

250 Musical Instruments Electric Washburn Guitar BT-2 gr $200.00

Kid’s Stuff

Help feed cats shorelineSafeway

330 Child Care Offered

Help Out Friends of the Library

Fun Loving Trustline Nanny

152 Research Study Volunteers

345 Tutoring/ Lessons

help feed cats MV/PA

Stanford Brain Imaging Study

Art with Emily: Unique Lessons artwithemily.com 650-856-9571

155 Pets

fiatlux.com/tutor.htm Tutor: elementary to early college

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

French Group lesson 650-691-9863 French,Spanish Lesns. 6506919863

355 Items for Sale 4 Years BOY Summer clothes$40

For Sale 201 Autos/Trucks/ Parts

2-DAY INTENSIVE Hypnosis: Creati

Home Services 710 Carpentry

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

www.bcgmorales.com

650-888-2629

CLEANING SERVICES lic#051308

Avent bottles,bowls,forks,spoons Box withBoyBabyBlankets/comforte BOY24mon SUMMER only clothes Jackets BOY 6mon-3 years $5 Pink BarbieJeep1998MattelRemote Size 3T suit/tuxedo jacketReniew

BMW 2008 328i Sedan - $23,988

Stuffed animals box full only$20

Honda 2011 Civic LX Sedan - $15,900

Toddler shoes Size 4-6Boy - 3

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Socorro’s Cleaning Service Full housecleaning, laundry. San Carlos to MV. 650/465-3765

730 Electrical A FAST RESPONSE! Small Jobs Welcome. lic #545936 Bob 650-343-5125. www. HillsboroughElectric.com Alex Electric Lic #784136. Free Est. All electrical. Alex, (650)366-6924

J. L. GARDENING SERVICE %   % "$$# %" %  !

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

STYLISH SOFA - $75

The Manzana Music School www.ManzanaMusicSchool.com Palo Alto Kids & Adults Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Violin, Cello,& Bass lessons

keys/coin purse found

415 Classes

Midcentury Modern Dining Table - $400

245 Miscellaneous

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

Bigha recumbent bike - $1500.00

Small Group Choral Singing

140 Lost & Found

Toddler Soccer cleats size13 $5

Volkswagen 2007 Passat - $3500

856-9648

757 Handyman/ Repairs AAA HANDYMAN AND MORE Repair        

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Kitchens, Bathrooms, Stucco, Dry Rot & Masonry and more! 650-430-3469 Lic.#743748

Miller’s Maintenance Plumbing, Painting, Tile and wall repair. Free Est. No job too small. Senior discount. 25 years exp. 650/669-3199 Repairs We install ramps and grab bars. www. ELDERFRIENDLYRENOVATION.COM 888/850-5051 Licensed Contractor 499722

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 Frank’s Hauling Commercial, Residential, Garage, Basement & Yard. Clean-up. Fair prices. 650/361-8773

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650-325-8039 Gary Rossi PAINTING Free 2 gal. paint. Water damage repair, wallpaper removal. Bonded. Lic #559953. 650/207-5292 Italian Painter Residential/Commercial, Interior/ Exterior. Detailed prep work. 25 years experience. Excel. Refs. Call Domenico (650)575-9032

Real Estate 801 Apartments/ Condos/Studios Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1450 Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $2,295/mo Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $1,595/mo Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $700/12day Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA - $2695 Sunnyvale - $1,795/mo Sunnyvale, 2 BR/2 BA - $2000 Sunnyvale, 2 BR/2 BA - $1,895/mo

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

790 Roofing Al Peterson RooďŹ ng since 1946 Specializing in   ng         

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792 Pool Services

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795 Tree Care

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1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement STRATEGIC FASHION SYSTEM FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 247336 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Strategic Fashion System, located at 45 Hallmark Circle, Menlo Park, California, 94025, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): KEVIN KRAMER 45 Hallmark Circle 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 26, 2011. (Almanac Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 2011) BOCCI DESIGNS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 247608 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Bocci Designs, located at 125 Somerset Street, Redwood City, CA 94062, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): EILEEN R. BOCCI 125 Somerset Street Redwood City, CA 94062 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 10/31/2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on November 14, 2011. (Almanac Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011) THE COLLEGE TOOLBOX FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 247840 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: The College Toolbox 1810 Cordilleras Redwood City, CA 94062, San Mateo County: Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): JAMES KOBLICK 1810 Cordilleras Redwood City, CA 94062 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 11/01/2011 . This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on November 30, 2011. (Almanac Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011) PRIVATE CAPITAL ADVISORS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 247606 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Private Capital Advisors, located at 230 Golden Oak Dr., Portola Valley, CA 94028. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): P.J. YAM & ASSOCIATES, INC. 230 Golden Oak Dr. Portola Valley, CA 94028 This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 01/01/1991. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on November 14, 2011. (Almanac Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 2011) FRED WEBSTER ASSOCIATES, INC. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 247600 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Fred Webster Associates, Inc., located at 1027 Del Norte Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): FRED WEBSTER ASSOCIATES, INC. 1027 Del Norte Ave. Menlo Park, CA 94025 This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 07/21/2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on November 14, 2011.

(Almanac Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 2011) OLIVER LUXURY REAL ESTATE OLIVER LUXURY REAL ESTATE PENINSULA FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 247637 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: 1.) Oliver Luxury Real Estate, 2.) Oliver Luxury Real Estate Peninsula, located at 1050 Doyle Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): MENLO PARK OLRE CORP. 1050 Doyle Street Menlo Park, CA 94025 California 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 November 15, 2011. (Almanac Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 2011) FREE PLAY PRESS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 247652 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Free Play Press, located at 226 Yale Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): MIKE LANZA 226 Yale Road 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 November 16, 2011. (Almanac Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 2011) MIND IN MOVEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 247688 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Mind In Movement, located at 18 Greenbrier Ct., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): KATHARINE SALERA 18 Greenbrier Ct. Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 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 November 17, 2011. (Almanac Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 2011) BUILDING PERFORMANCE NETWORK BPN FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 247595 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: 1.) Building Performance Network, 2.) BPN, located at 358 Lakeview Way, Emerald Hills, CA 94062, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): SAINT SAPHORIN CORPORATION 358 Lakeview Way Emerald Hills, CA 94062 California Corporation. 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 November 14, 2011. (Almanac Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 2011)

997 All Other Legals 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) 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) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 11-0085045 Title Order No. 11-0068148 Investor/Insurer No. 114049639 APN No. 079-181-240 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/23/2005. 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.� Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by ANDREW CHARLES TEMKIN, ELIZABETH MAHON TEMKIN HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY, dated 09/23/2005 and recorded 9/29/2005, as Instrument No. 2005-169931, in Book , Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Mateo County, State of California, will sell on 12/21/2011 at 1:00PM, At the Marshall Street entrance to the Hall of Justice and Records, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94061 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, 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 and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 166 CRESCENT AVENUE, PORTOLA VALLEY, CA, 94028. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,389,806.43. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks 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 Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/26/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-91401-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 4126346 11/30/2011, 12/07/2011, 12/14/2011 Almanac Trustee Sale No. 253697CA Loan No. 3010242711 Title Order No. 943627 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07-03-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12-21-2011 at 12:30 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 07-11-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2006-102904, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County, California, executed by: GERALD W KEARBY AND, MONIQUE L WALDRON


THE PENINSULA’S FREE CLASSIFIEDS WEBSITE TO RESPOND TO ADS WITHOUT PHONE NUMBERS GO TO WWW.FOGSTER.COM HUSBAND AND WIFE, 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: $1,180,785.23 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 530 WURR RD LOMA MAR, CA 94021 APN Number: 084-040-050-1 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: 11-232011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee RIKKI JACOBS, 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 800892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com P896293 11/30, 12/7, 12/14/2011 Almanac ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO Case No.: CIV509778 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: CAREN KAMMEYER ON BEHALF OF HALEY JOANNE SELLERS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: HALEY JOANNE SELLERS to HALEY JOANNE KAMMEYER. 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, Room B, 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 16, 2011 /s/ Beth Labson Freeman JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (The Almanac Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 2011) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE

OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO Case No.: CIV509889 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: NAZIA GIVENS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: YOUSEUF MOHAMMAD MESKIENYAR to YOSEF GIVENS. 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: Friday, January 6, 2012, 9:00 a.m., 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: November 22, 2011 /s/ Beth Labson Freeman JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (The Almanac Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: A531263 CA Unit Code: A Loan No: 87811769/GEE JR. AP #1: 062-065070-5 EAST WEST INVESTMENTS, INC., as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: PHILIP C. GEE JR., MARIA E. GEE Recorded June 1, 2006 as Instr. No. 2006-082229 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded August 26, 2011 as Instr. No. 11-97859 in Book --Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED MAY 22, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 1014 MADERA AVENUE, MENLO PARK, CA 94025 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express 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 as in said note provided, advances, if any, 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. Said sale will be held on: DECEMBER 27, 2011, AT 12:30 P.M. *AT THE MARSHALL STREET ENTRANCE TO THE HALL OF JUSTICE AND RECORDS 400 COUNTY CENTER REDWOOD CITY, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $538,042.60. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code § 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has not obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: November 28, 2011 EAST WEST INVESTMENTS, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary MARLENE CLEGHORN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711-1988 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available , the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 950448 PUB: 12/07/11, 12/14/11, 12/21/11 Almanac NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No: A531253 CA Unit Code: A Loan No: 87813092/GEE JR. AP #1: 070-343100-7 EAST WEST INVESTMENTS, INC., as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: PHILIP C. GEE JR., MARIA E. GEE Recorded February 28, 2008 as Instr. No. 2008-021285 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded August 26, 2011 as Instr. No. 11-97858 in Book --- Page --- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED FEBRUARY 13, 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. 97 SANTIAGO AVENUE, ATHERTON, CA 94027 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express 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 as in said note provided, advances, if any, 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. Said sale will be held on: DECEMBER 29, 2011, AT 12:30 P.M. *AT THE MARSHALL STREET ENTRANCE TO THE HALL OF JUSTICE AND RECORDS 400 COUNTY CENTER REDWOOD CITY, CA At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $1,140,744.17. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the “mortgage loan servicer” as defined in Civil Code § 2923.53(k)(3) declares that it has not obtained from the Commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Civil Code section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in Civil Code Section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to Civil Code Sections 2923.52 or 2923.55. 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: November 28, 2011 EAST WEST INVESTMENTS, INC. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for

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the Beneficiary MARLENE CLEGHORN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210, P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711-1988 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available , the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at www.tacforeclosures.com. TAC# 950449 PUB: 12/07/11, 12/14/11, 12/21/11 Almanac Trustee Sale No. 171-061294 Loan No. 4794 Title Order No. 5881242 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01-25-2007. 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 12-27-2011 at 12:30 PM, WACHTER INVESTMENTS INC. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01-31-2007, Instrument 2007-015547 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County, California, executed by: TOWRU IKEDA AND NANCY H IKEDA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, WACHTER INVESTMENTS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, ITS SUCCESSORS AND/OR ASSIGNEES, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction the trustor’s interest in the property described below, 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. The sale will be held by the duly appointed agent for the 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 agent for 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 ST. ENTRANCE TO THE HALL OF JUSTICE AND RECORDS, 400 COUNTY CENTER, REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $387,249.75(estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 46 LA LOMA DRIVE , MENLO PARK, CA 94025 APN Number: 074-150-600-0 The undersigned agent for the 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”. DATE: 11-30-2011 FOR TRUSTEE’S SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL (714) 573-1965, OR VISIT WEBSITE: DER SERVICES, INC., AS AGENT FOR THE TRUSTEE (408) 370-4030 ELIZABETH GODBEY, VICE PRESIDENT 46 N. Second Street Campbell, CA 95008 PLM LENDER SERVICES, INC. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P902569 12/7, 12/14, 12/21/2011 Almanac



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13914 MIR MIROU DR $5,950,000 HUGH CORNISH 3 VINTAGE CT $5,795,000 LYN JASON COBB 3855 MAGNOLIA DR $2,200,000 BONNIE BIORN Fantastic opportunity! 1.12A parcel w/main hse, pool, Situated at the end at the end of cul-de-sac in Immaculate, 4BR/3.5BA Barron Park home built in 650.888.0846 650.566.5353 650.464.2622 bonnie.biorn@cbnorcal.com gazebo+1.25A parcel w/guest hse, tennis ct, 2nd hcornish@cbnorcal.com exclusive Mountain Home neighborhood. Elegant, lynjason.cobb@cbnorcal.com 2004 with first-class finishes. Won’t last long at this gazebo. Adjacent to open space Arastradero Preserve. 3-level, 4BR/5.5BA home.VIEWS! price! www.primepaloalto.com

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JOE & GINNY KAVANAUGH 650.400.5312 www.TheKavanaughs.com

2 PORTOLA GREEN CIR

$1,895,000

4BR/2BA Extensive remodel in 2004, high-end finishes. Approx 2330 + 156 sq.ft. bonus rm/loft. 4th BR currently office. www.2PortolaGreenCircle.com

MOLLY & STEVE WESTRATE 650.743.0065

JAMES MILTON 650.868.1356

30 CARRERA CT

18 STADLER DR

$1,795,000

Custom 3600 SF 3bd/3ba house on 4+ private acres adjoining Wunderlich Park & trails. Spectacumolly.westrate@cbnorcal.com lar views, guest house, PV schools. Horses OK.

REDWOOD CITY

MARGOT LOCKWOOD 650.400.2528 homes@margotlockwood.com

WOODSIDE

$1,249,000

Secluded, wooded setting. Many upgrades! View of james.milton@cbnorcal.com city lights! Roy Cloud schools.

MARGOT LOCKWOOD 650.400.2528 ERIKA DEMMA 650.740.2970

PALO ALTO | OPEN SUNDAY!

20255 SKYLINE

$599,000 CAROL MACCORKLE 637 LYTTON AVE Handsome, updated downtown condo. Remod650.868.5478 cmaccorkle@cbnorcal.com eled kitchen w/breakfast area, Living room with fireplace & built-ins. Convenient location!

MENLO PARK

21 STARWOOD DR

$1,495,000

Spacious 3bd/2ba home. Built in 1989 & remodeled in 2009 with gorgeous bay view located on 12.5 acres in Portola Valley School District. 3 car garage.

WOODSIDE

$1,099,000

Spectacular views upon entering this custom home overlook the level 3 acres of pasture. 2 bdrms upstairs each w/bath & 1bd/1ba down. Bonus rec room.

MARGOT LOCKWOOD 650.400.2528 homes@margotlockwood.com

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128 HUCKLEBERRY TL

$849,000

3bd/2.5ba + sep bonus rm w/half ba, aprx. 2000 sf, newly built in 2005. Hdwd flrs, granite kit., brkfst bar w/adj FR, French doors & deck. Formal LR.

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$349,000 CHRIS MCDONNELL 2255 SHOWERS DR #195 Rare, extra large, ground floor 1BR end unit condo KELLY GRIGGS 650.207.2500/650.464.1965 with separate office. Large Master with large walkin closet. New paint and carpets. Free internet.

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JOE & GINNY KAVANAUGH 650.400.5312 www.TheKavanaughs.com

270 MAPACHE DRIVE

$3,495,000

Classic Cliff May design, 3 bedroom suites, living rm, dining rm, kitchen/family rm. Lovely views, 2.5 acres in Westridge. www.270mapache.com

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TOM LEMIEUX 650.329.6645 tom@tomlemieux.com

8 SHASTA LN

$4,750,000

Gorgeous new Sharon Heights home; exquisite finishes, white oak floors, & lofty ceilings; fully landscaped with built-in barbecue; Las Lomitas schools.

STEVEN LESSARD 650.851.2649 slessard@cbnorcal.com

122 LAKEVIEW DR

$11,000,000

20 prime acres adjacent to the town of Atherton. This knoll-top position has magnificent views - SF Bay to the east & glorious hills to the west.

LISA SCHUMACHER 650.888.5244 lisa.schumacher@cbnorcal.co

271 RAYMUNDO DR

$3,295,000

Authentic hacienda w/lots of living space & sep apt on lower level.A true horse property & easy access to barn.Vws of the sculpture garden, 2 pools..

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