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Adult literacy funding cuts send nonprofit into high gear By Renee Batti Almanac News Editor

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ith a 20 percent loss in overall funding due to state cutbacks, and possible funding cuts by the city, Menlo Park’s adult literacy services may be in jeopardy. But a nonprofit fundraising group supporting Project Read Menlo Park is moving into high gear to help the program continue providing the same level of free reading, writing and other literacy instruction to local adults. Literacy Partners was established as a nonprofit in 2010, and has been working quietly but steadily to establish its board of directors and its fundraising strategies, and sponsoring small fundraising projects. Now, in the face of depleted funding, the nonprofit organization’s leaders have come up with a strategy to reduce the literacy program’s annual spending from $200,000 to $185,000, and have set a $75,000 fundraising goal for this fiscal year, according to Literacy Partners Chair Tim Grow. With about $43,000 already raised — some of it through large contributions from the group’s board members — Literacy Partners has until the end of June to raise the additional $32,000. That would allow Project Read to continue at their current level a number of services, including its free one-on-one reading tutoring for adults, the Families for Literacy program, and English classes for adults in

the Belle Haven community. These services are crucial, said Mr. Grow, who noted that literacy experts estimate that about 15 percent of Menlo Park residents are functionally illiterate. “Literacy skills help Menlo Park’s residents be better employees, better parents, and better community members,� he said.

Literacy Partners is organizing a ‘Sing out for Literacy’ benefit at Cafe Zoe. Project Read currently has about 85 tutors and other volunteers, serving about 125 adult students, according to Roberta Roth, the program’s literacy outreach specialist. More cuts?

In addition to the state’s elimination of its annual $40,000 contribution to Project Read, the program may fall victim to cuts by the city, which sponsors it through its library department. Annual city funding has come in at $55,000, but the Literacy Partners board is bracing for a cut as the city struggles to balance its budget for the 201213 fiscal year, Mr. Grow said. Other sources of annual funding for Project Read have typically been the nonprofit Friends of the Menlo Park Library, which has contributed $55,000; and grants and donations by

individuals and corporations, to the tune of about $50,000, Mr. Grow said. Literacy Partners board members are still working on the group’s long-term plan for fundraising, he said. But they’re hoping a benefit event set for Sunday, March 11, from 1 to 3 p.m., will raise plenty of funds while raising spirits at Cafe Zoe, 1929 Menalto Ave. in Menlo Park. “Sing out for Literacy� will feature an “open mike� musical opportunity for participants, and a silent auction. Cafe Zoe owner Kathleen Daly, a stalwart supporter of Project Read, will donate 50 percent of proceeds from the entire day’s food and beverage sales to the organization. Meanwhile, Literacy Partners is hoping to boost its board membership by several people who are interested in helping with fundraising, Mr. Grow said. It now has seven members, he said. Mr. Grow, a product manager at Google by day, has volunteered on the Literacy Partners board for about two years. The son of educators and grandson of a librarian, he said adult literacy is a natural cause to focus his energy on. Those interested in serving on the board or volunteering in other ways for Literacy Partners can contact Mr. Grow at timgrow4@gmail.com. Go to projectreadmenlopark. org to learn more about Project Read or to donate to the program. A

Art fundraising event at Cheeky Monkey Toys An art fundraiser to benefit the Ravenswood Education Foundation will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4, at Cheeky Monkey Toys, 640 Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park. Artist Florence de Bretagne will be showing some of her newest paintings (New Mexico landscapes and abstract paintings) and will also paint with the kids who visit the store.

Ms. de Bretagne was one of 10 French artists selected to represent France at the European contemporary Art Fair in 2005. Now living in Palo Alto, she will donate 20 percent of the proceeds from sale of her paintings at Cheeky Monkey to the Ravenswood Education Foundation. Cheeky Monkey will donate 10 percent of its weekend sales

to the Ravenswood Education Foundation, which helps support programs for more than 3,600 children in the seven East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park schools. Ms. de Bretagne will be at Cheeky Monkey from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 328-7975.

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Facebook’s long-term stay tied to benefit deal By Sandy Brundage Almanac Staff Writer

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acebook may at times feel as if everyone in Menlo Park expects a helping hand from the social networking giant. With the demise of the city’s redevelopment agency, along with other budget troubles, there’s a sense that a company worth billions of dollars could be a savior. Those hopes got a dash of reality at the Feb. 14 City Council meeting. On the agenda was a discussion of what public ben-

efits Facebook should deliver in exchange for its planned Willow Road campus expansion. As community members sat in the audience in the council chambers holding signs that read “Like” next to Facebook’s “thumbs up” icon, David Ebersman, the company’s chief financial officer, made it clear that while the company is currently happy with its new Menlo Park home, the next few months of negotiation will decide whether Facebook sticks around longterm. “We’re ready to engage constructively in negotiations,” he

said, “and hoping the council will enter negotiations with considered, appropriate goals.” Councilman Rich Cline advised everyone to be realistic, noting that the city has its own budget restructuring to do and can’t rely on one organization as a solution. Facebook is not, he said, going to save everybody’s life and give everyone a job. “There are so many people lined up now to talk to Facebook about what they need,” he commented, “that I think it’s overwhelming for Facebook, overwhelming.” Facebook is asking to swap the

existing cap of 3,600 employees for limiting traffic to and from its main Willow Road campus — now known as 1 Hacker Way — to 15,000 daily trips, including 2,600 during rush hours. As the council narrowed the list of which public benefits to negotiate, key areas included completing a one-mile gap in the Bay Trail; affordable housing; creating an ongoing community foundation; jobs; penalties for exceeding the vehicle trip cap; and in lieu fees to compensate for lost tax revenue. The city’s negotiation team plans to present proposed terms

for the development agreement to the council in April, according to staff. On the team are City Attorney Bill McClure, Public Works Director Chip Taylor, Development Services Manager Justin Murphy, and one non-staff member, former city and former county manager David Boesch. Mr. Boesch joined the team as Interim City Manager Starla Jerome-Robinson has a conflict of interest and incoming manager Alex McIntyre doesn’t start until March 5, halfway through the negotiating period, staff said. A

Career takes another turn as Tom Huening retires By Dave Boyce Almanac Staff Writer

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an Mateo County Controller and San Mateo resident Tom Huening is retiring effective March 31 after serving in the post since 1999, putting another notch on the belt of his varied career. He flew jet fighters for the U.S. Navy over Vietnam, then passenger jets for TWA for 17 years. He managed a commercial real estate firm and has passed California’s certified public accountancy (CPA) test. He earned post-graduate degrees in law and business. And he has served in three elected county offices: five years (1981-86) on the board of the community college district, 11 years (1987-98) as county supervisor, and about 11 years (1999-2012) as controller. “I consider (retirement) a career change,” Mr. Huening, 70, said in an interview about his current plans. “You might say I can’t hold a job, or that I have a short attention span.” Because the county needs a controller — the office, with a staff of 41, monitors efficiency in county government — the Board of Supervisors is likely to appoint rather than have an election for Mr. Huening’s successor, he said. The controller’s office had 53 employees when Mr. Huening took over, he said. His first order of business: commission an operational audit from the firm Deloitte & Touche. As distinct from a financial

“I want to focus full time on writing,” says Tom Huening. “I don’t have time to do that part time.”

audit, an operational audit looks at how an agency might work smarter and spend less, he said. As the staff count has evolved downward over time, the workload has gone in the opposite direction. The costs of governing the county have doubled or trebled, he said. The office has six or seven CPAs on staff, he added. County grand juries have a mission similar to the controller’s office in that they often subject government agencies to critical analysis, and the controller’s office will assist when asked. “We’re in the same kind of business,” Mr. Huening said. “We have a technical staff that can help them and frequently we do.” See TOM HUENING, page 8

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Model coach Charleston Pierce and M-A seniors watch a video of their rehearsal performance.

M-A fashion show makes M-AGIC Seniors at Menlo-Atherton High School will take center stage Saturday, Feb. 25, in “M-A MAGIC, Be Captivated,” the PTA’s biggest annual fundraiser, in the Performing Arts Center on campus. The show, featuring fashions and dance, will be staged three times (at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.). A luncheon, catered by Modern Taste, will be held at 11:45 a.m. in the cafe adjoining the center.

Starring 240 members of the senior class, the fashion show has been at tradition at M-A for more than 36 years, dating back to the days when the fundraiser was known as the “Pumpkin Lunch.” “Our main excitement this year has centered around Charleston Pierce, our energetic runway coach,” says fashion show spokesman Kathy Oppenheimer. “Through his Model 101 classes (six in all), he has taught the seniors to

walk with confidence. An engaging person, he has given these kids a great gift as they move forward in life.” “He is bringing so much contagious energy and enthusiasm to this event,” adds M-A mom Rosalie Cornew. A former model, Mr. Pierce leads talent workshops for models, and is an event host and fashion show producer in San Francisco. See FASHION, page 8

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the records proposed for a date with the shredder involved pending litigation, and all were reviewed by the city attorney. But Councilwoman Kathy McKeithen was clearly uncomfortable with the idea of destroying the records, especially when Chief Flint, responding to her questions, said that some of the records involved officers still on the force, and that storage space for the records wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a problem. She also appeared somewhat uncomfortable challenging the request, at one point asking Chief Flint if he would be offended if the council required the department to keep some of the records. He said no. When council members Jerry Carlson, Jim Dobbie and Elizabeth Lewis said that they trusted the interim chief to make the right choices of records to destroy, Ms. McKeithen responded, â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we represent Continued on next page

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the residents of Atherton.â&#x20AC;? Given the publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perspective about the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lack of transparency over several troubled years, and the number of emails council members had received from residents about the proposed action, â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important we do everything possibleâ&#x20AC;? to show the town is performing above board, she said. Ms. McKeithen said her concern didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t center on a lack of trust. But Chief Flint has been at the helm of the police department only since last year, and the cases in question occurred five years ago, she noted. Resident Jon Buckheit, who is suing the town and four police officers over his 2008 arrest, urged the council not to approve the request. Turning to Chief Flint, he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think you have done a lot to (promote) accountability in Atherton, but this should not happen.â&#x20AC;? Although the records involv-

ing Mr. Buckheitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t on the list of those to be destroyed, he has become a police department watchdog of sorts since his arrest and subsequent dealings with the department. (Mr. Buckheit was found factually innocent in San Mateo County Superior Court of the original accusations involving domestic violence.) Mayor Bill Widmer shared Ms. McKeithenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concerns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important that if someone is still on the force ... we keep the records regardless of if the complaint was sustained or not,â&#x20AC;? he said before proposing to amend the recommended action to prohibit destruction of records involving currently employed officers. The council unanimously approved the amended motion. During the discussion, Chief Flint noted that he had carefully chosen the records targeted for destruction, and that the department is retaining some records that are older

Another Luluâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restaurant opens Natalie and Bracken Richardson of Menlo Park have opened their fourth Luluâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mexican restaurant at 163 Main St. in Los Altos. The Richardsons opened the first Luluâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in 2005 at 3539 Alameda de las Pulgas in West Menlo Park. It quickly became a local favorite for its fresh, organic Mexican food and family atmosphere. Luluâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is named for head chef,

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the original concept of the religion,” he said. continued from page 5 An obvious question, given While he declined an invita- that theme and his upbringing tion to talk about the politics of as a Roman Catholic: What running for countywide office, would Jesus do? Mr. Huening did respond, after “He wouldn’t do what orgaa pause of 10 secnized religions onds, to the quesdo today,” Mr. tion of what he Huening said. ‘People need to might change in “He wouldn’t pay attention to county government build the Crysif he had the opporCathedral politics. It’s more tal tunity. (an AnaheimOver time, an important than a lot based Protestant inward focus develchurch with teleof folks realize.’ ops in a bureauvised services). TOM HUENING cracy, he said. “As He wouldn’t it grows and conbuild any cathetinues to grow, it becomes dral. His approach would be so self-propagating and self-per- different from today and what petuating. I think it’s intrinsic we see in Christianity.” in a large organization,” he “If he were around today, he said. What he would do is “to would be feeding the hungry help citizens (become aware and clothing the naked and of) that process and pay atten- doing exactly what he would tion to politics because it affects have been doing when he was on their lives, if not in the short this Earth.” term then certainly in the long His views on religion evolved term.” through his experiences in the “People need to pay attention Navy and traveling the world. to politics. It’s more important “I realized that the world was than a lot of folks realize.” bigger than the concept of Catholic and non-Catholic,” And now ... he said. “That is not nearly Over the last three or four enough categories. At that years, Mr. Huening said he point, I became a recovering wrote “Spiritual Choices: Put- Catholic.” ting the HERE in Hereafter.” Mr. Huening said he is retiring The book (available at Ama- to work on his new book, “Spirzon and Barnes & Noble web- itual but not Religious,” a sequel. sites) considers the five major “I want to focus full time on religions and how “they have writing,” he said. “I don’t have grown, in most cases, away from time to do that part time.” A

Five members of the Menlo Park Police Department can add awards to their resumes. The department announced Officer Stephen Neumannas Officer of the Year, and Nicole Acker, analyst and spokesperson, as Professional Staff of the Year, at a ceremony held Thursday, Feb. 16. Sgt. Kevin Paugh was commended for his team’s role in arresting six men and confiscating six guns connected to a shooting in Menlo Park on Dec. 18, 2011. The suspects were arrested after police responded to a call that several people were in front of a house on Hollyburne Avenue, including a man with a gun. Shots were fired at the police as four of the men tried to f lee the scene; one officer returned fire and no one was seriously injured. Finally, Officer Joshua Venzon and Officer Allen Swanson received pins and certificates from Mothers Against Drunk Driving for their efforts to make drunken driving arrests. FASHION continued from page 5

M-A seniors will be modeling clothes from Active Agie, Alys Grace, Banana Republic, Betsy Johnson, Cassis, Gap, Gitane, Helm of Sun Valley, Kitsch Couture, Leaf and Petal, Macy’s, Men’s Wearhouse, Milana C., Nike, The North Face, Novelle Bridal, PacSun, Patrick James, Pickled,

Anne Ayers Butler United Methodist Church. She is survived by her children, grandchildren and by her sister, Virginia Herbert and niece, Maureen Steed. She died as she lived, on her own terms, with courage, grace, honor and dignity, much loved for her compassion, generosity and humor. On March 10 there will be a celebration and remembrance of her life at 10 am at the Woodside Road United Methodist Church in Redwood City. In lieu of flowers the family requests that any donations be made to: Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) Boys and Girls Club of Capistrano Valley Filoli Center PA I D

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Matteson condo project draft EIR released

development standards. Residents living near the site also raised questions about overcrowding and parking. Go to tinyurl.com/875933p to view the city’s web page for the project, which includes a copy of the DEIR.

Resurfacing after a year out of the public eye, the Matteson condo development project at 389 El Camino Real, near College Avenue, in Menlo Park returned with the release of a draft environmental impact report (DEIR) on Friday, Feb. 17. Of the 26 proposed homes, three would be set aside for the city’s below-market-rate housing program. The public comment period for the DEIR runs through Monday, April 2. The Planning Commission expects to hold a hearing and study session on the project on Monday, March 19, in the council chambers at the Civic Center at 701 Laurel St. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Commissioners previously expressed concerns that the developer, the Matteson Companies, requested 13 waivers on

A new business is coming to town, and that business needs new employees. SusieCakes, opening at 642 Santa Cruz Ave. in downtown Menlo Park in March, is holding a recruitment open house at its new store on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Another hiring event will take place Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. SusieCakes is a bakery specializing in classic desserts baked from scratch, according to its website. Open positions include assistant general manager, celebration specialist, hourly guest services, and culinary team members. Go to susiecakes.com to learn more.

Romi, Selix, Tommy Bahama, Urban Outfitter and Vans. Co-chairs for this year’s fundraiser are Michele Culhane, Alice Hom and Jill Smith. Nona Ybarra, owner of Captivating Dance, will again direct the dance numbers led by members of the M-A Dance Team. Set design and art direction is by Jill Smith. Noreen Caruthers and Yumi

Kelley are chairing the lunch (reservations required) that takes place before the first show. Tickets range in price from $10 (student) to $85 (reserved seating, includes luncheon and show). Carol Orton, Catherine McMillan and Lee Ann Yasukawa are ticket co-chairs. Go to fsticketsales@mabearspta.org for more ticket information.

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Anne Ayers Butler, the beloved mother of Penn Ayers Butler and Lynn Anne Chichi; grandmother of Rhett Butler, Tina Butler and Cambria Chichi, and loving wife of Walter Stanley Butler, passed away on Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at Stanford Hospital. Her death resulted from the rapid onset of pneumonia. Anne was born in Wenatchee, WA and grew up in Roanoke, Virginia. She graduated from Longwood College at Farmville and worked as a cryptographer for the US ATC in Memphis TN where she met Air Force Captain Walter Butler who she married in 1944. The Butlers moved to California in 1950 and started Penn Construction Co. Anne was a gracious and generous hostess who loved travel, entertaining, gardening and flower arranging. She was active at Filoli and was a member of the Woodside Hills Garden Club and the Woodside Road

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Atherton attorney gets 30% pay hike Armed man confronts night, and Councilman Jim services this year will result in a Dobbie praised Mr. Connersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; saving of over $300,000 over the woman pedestrian work for the town. But in a average and almost $200,000 over By Renee Batti Almanac News Editor

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thertonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s city attorney is getting a $3,000 monthly raise pending a performance review that, according to his original contract, is about three months overdue. The City Council considered the raise and an extension of Bill Connersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; contract at its Feb. 15 meeting. Mr. Conners was hired last April, and his contract called for a review after six months. The proposed new contract before the council last week hikes his pay from $9,800 per month to $12,800; boosts his weekly office hours in Town Hall from four to 14; extends the agreement two years â&#x20AC;&#x153;with extensions upon mutual agreementâ&#x20AC;?; and â&#x20AC;&#x153;reflects more correctly the nature and extent of the services provided,â&#x20AC;? according to Mr. Connersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; written report to the council. Approval of the contract was on the agendaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consent calendar, which means the council could have approved it with no discussion as part of a package of actions. But Councilwoman Kathy McKeithen asked that the item be removed from the consent calendar, and proposed that the council conduct a performance review in closed session before voting on a new contract. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just good stewardshipâ&#x20AC;? to review performance before extending a contract, she said. Councilman Jerry Carlson said he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a problem approving the contract that

compromise, the council unanimously agreed that the proposed contract, with the pay raise retroactive to Feb. 1, should be approved pending a satisfactory review. Mayor Bill Widmer said after the meeting that he believes council members are â&#x20AC;&#x153;generally happy that Bill (Conners) is working very hard for the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s benefit.â&#x20AC;? But he agreed with Councilwoman McKeithen that a review is in order. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unfortunately the town didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hold the review (after six months), but we were going through so many things, and finalizing things, and getting contracts in place for the outsourcingâ&#x20AC;? of town services at the time the review was due, he noted. Mr. Widmer said the attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contract needs adjustment to reflect the work he is being asked to perform. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been giving us a lot more face timeâ&#x20AC;? in the office than the contract requires, has been â&#x20AC;&#x153;addressing a number of our outstanding litigations, and has been looking at some of our internal processesâ&#x20AC;? to find ways to improve them, the mayor said. In his report to the council, Mr. Conners included a comparison of the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s previous legal costs with costs since last April. Based on budgets of the four years before his appointment, legal costs averaged about $440,000 per year, according to the report. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The projected annual cost for (legal)

the best year during that span,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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Dispatch services

At the Feb. 15 meeting, the council also unanimously approved Interim Police Chief Ed Flintâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposed reorganization of the police departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dispatch services, which eliminates the position of communications supervisor. The action effectively demotes current supervisor John Mattes, whose annual compensation with benefits is now $144,406. Mr. Mattesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; position is now scaled back to that of dispatcher, with an annual compensation package of $114,673. Supervising duties will now be provided by the on-duty patrol supervisor, a police sergeant. In addition to savings of close to $30,000 in compensation, there will be a potential savings to the town from eliminating the communication supervisorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overtime and the expense of â&#x20AC;&#x153;dispatcher backfillâ&#x20AC;? resulting from the supervisor completing routine tasks, Chief Flint said in his report to the council.

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alentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day for one Menlo Park pedestrian was about fear, not romance. An armed robber confronted the 52-year-old woman as she walked along the 400 block of Laurel Avenue around 8:45 p.m., police said. The suspect was described by police as a black man in his early 20s, standing about 6-feet tall and in dark clothes. He pointed a small gun at her and demanded her wallet, police said. When she protested that she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t carrying anything, he left, climbing into the passenger side of a dark van that then took off down the street. Thirty minutes earlier, police reported, a man in his 50s walking a dog along the 200 block of Walter Hays Drive in Palo Alto also encountered an armed robber. The suspect beamed a

f lashlight into the victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eyes while brandishing a gun. At the robberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s command, the man emptied his pockets and then watched the suspect f lee with the stolen items. Witnesses reported hearing a vehicle leaving at a high rate of speed, police said. Menlo Park police spokeswoman Nicole Acker said the descriptions of the suspect were similar, but the Menlo Park victim was unable to provide more detail. Detectives from both agencies are investigating the crimes. Police suggest that people remain aware of their surroundings when out for walks, and report suspicious behavior immediately to 911. Anyone having information about these robberies may contact the Menlo Park Police Department at 3306300 or the anonymous tip line at 330-6395. A

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The City of Menlo Park invites qualified contractors to submit sealed bid proposals for the single family residential Housing rehabilitation of 1382 Hollyburne Avenue in Menlo Park. Work required as part of this project consists of insulation, sheet rock tape & texture, insulation floors, exterior walls & ceiling, flooring tile/ carpet & laminate, plywood subfloor, new kitchen and bath room, interior and exterior painting, finish electrical, finish plumbing, rain gutter, fencing. All work should be done in accordance with the City of Menlo Park Building Code Requirements and State Standard Specifications. Bidders may obtain copies of the bid documents from the Division of Housing located at 701 Laurel Ave., Menlo Park, CA. Electronic documents may be obtained via email at no charge. Make request to George Starmer at gcstarmer@menlopark.org. (Additionally, you may download this bid document on the City of Menlo Park’s Contracting Opportunities website at http://www.menlopark.org/departments/pwk/bidlist.html.All bidders shall be licensed under the provisions of the Business and Professional Code to do the type of work contemplated in the project. The successful bidder must insure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against on the basis of age, color, race, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual preference, marital status, and shall comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Sealed bid proposals will be received at 701 Laurel Ave. in the City Administration Office until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at which time they will be opened and publicly read. THIS PROJECT IS SUJECT TO CURRENT LOCAL PREVAILING WAGE DETERMINATION FOR PERSPECTIVE TRADES. IT WILL BE THE CONTRACTORS RESPONSIBILITY FOR FULL COMPLIANCE PER CITY OF MENLO PARK POLICY.


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Man shot in head; two arrested Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two men on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with a Feb. 15 shooting in unincorporated San Mateo County near Atherton. The victim, a 24-year-old man, was critically wounded from a gunshot to the head, but is expected to recover, Lt. Larry Schumaker of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said. The shooting was reported by a resident of the 300 block of San Carlos Avenue at 2:28 a.m. after the bleeding victim pounded on the resident’s front door, Lt. Schumaker said. That location is between Woodside Road and West Selby Lane.

The victim knew who shot him, and was able to provide deputies with names and a description when they arrived, Lt. Schumaker said. The victim was treated at the scene and then taken to Stanford Hospital. About 45 minutes after the shooting, deputies stopped a car with three occupants who matched the description given by the victim, Lt. Schumaker said. Deputies determined that two of the car’s occupants, Okalani Latu and Alejandro Arguello, both 24-year-old Redwood City residents, may have been involved in the shooting, and

arrested both. The car’s third occupant is not believed to have been involved and was released. Investigators are trying to determine the motive and circumstances of the shooting, but said the suspects knew the victim and that the shooting was not random. Sheriff ’s officials said residents should not be concerned for their safety. Anyone who has information about the shooting is asked to call the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office at (650) 363-4911 or an anonymous tip line at (800) 547-2700. — Bay City News Service

Burglars hit vehicles in Dish parking lot By Dave Boyce Almanac Staff Writer

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urglars got away with personal items and cash valued at $7,100 in a series of auto burglaries on Friday and Sunday, Feb. 10 and 12, at the Dish parking area along Alpine Road, according to an updated report from the San Mateo County Sheriff ’s Office. Among the estimated losses in the window-smashing and burglary of five vehicles: ■ $2,700 in the theft of a Prada purse, Louie Vuitton wallet, iPhone, $150 in cash and $300 in gift cards. ■ $2,300 in the theft of a purse, wallet, leather book holder and $300 in cash.

Conserve water with native plants “Use of California Native Plants in the Landscape,” a free class on water-efficient landscaping, will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 10, in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St. in Menlo Park. The class is sponsored by the city of Menlo Park and the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency. Registration is required. Go to bawsca.org/classes or call BAWSCA at 349-3000 and specify class date, time and location and name, address, and telephone number.

■ $1,300 in the theft of a purse, wallet and $1,000 in cash. ■ $500 in the theft of purse, wallet, $50 in cash and $100 in gift cards. ■ $300 in the theft of a backpack, headphones and a jacket. The dirt parking area at the Alpine Road intersection with Piers Lane is popular with people hiking trails near The Dish, the radio-telescope antenna on undeveloped Stanford University land that overlooks Interstate 280. Deputies reported a similar incident involving six vehicles in September 2011. As on that occasion, the raids took place in the morning. The sheriff’s report this time shows a timestamp of 9:22 a.m. for the Feb. 10 incidents, and 10:37 a.m. for

the Feb. 12 incident. “That area is being hit constantly,” Lt. Larry Schumaker of the Sheriff’s Office said. He advised hikers to lock their vehicles, close their windows and not leave valuables in plain sight. V

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For more information about these camps, see our online directory of camps at http://paloaltoonline.com/biz/summercamps/. To advertise in a weekly directory, contact 650-326-8210 iD Teen Academies

Athletics Kim Grant Tennis Academy & Palo Alto/ Summer Camps Menlo Park/Redwood City Fun and Specialized junior camps for Mini (3-5), Beginner, Intermediate 1&2, Advanced and Elite Players. Weekly programs designed by Kim Grant to improve players technique, fitness, agility, mental toughness and all around tennis game. Camps in Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Redwood City. Come make new friends and have tons of FUN!! www.KimGrantTennis.com 650-752-8061

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Dick Gould’s 43rd Annual Stanford Tennis School offers day camps for both juniors & adults. Weekly junior overnight & extended day camps run by John Whitlinger & Lele Forood. Junior Day Camp run by Brandon Coupe & Frankie Brennan. www.USSportsCamps.com/tennis 1-800-NIKE-CAMP (645-3226)

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Exciting programs for preschool and grades K-12 include swimming, field trips, crafts and more. Enroll your child in traditional camp, or specialty camps like Pirates, Archery, Runway Project, Kid TV and over 25 others! www.paloaltojcc.org/camps 650-223-8622

Spring Down Equestrian Center Portola Valley Spring Down camp teaches basic to advanced horsemanship skills. Ages 6-99 welcome! Daily informative lecture, riding lesson, supervised hands-on skill practice, safety around horses, tacking/untacking of own camp horse, and arts/crafts. www.springdown.com 650.851.1114

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Ages 7 and up. New to the sport or have experience, we have a camp for you. Half day or full day option for boys and girls. All the camps offer fundamental skill work, position work, scrimmages and games. stanfordwaterpolocamps.com 650-725-9016

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Take hobbies further! Ages 7-17 create iPhone apps, video games, movies, and more at weeklong, day and overnight programs held at Stanford and 60+ universities in 27 states.. Also 2-week, Teen-only programs: iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy, and iD visual Arts Academy (filmmaking & photography). www.internalDrive.com 1-888-709-TECH (8324)

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Palo Alto

Emerson School of Palo Alto and Hacienda School of Pleasanton open their doors and offer their innovative programs: Expository Writing, Creative Writing, Presentation Techniques, and (new!) Media Production. Call or visit our website for details. Also Pleasanton. www.headsup.org 650-424-1267, 925-485-5750

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Say hello to summer fun at the YMCA! Choose from enriching day or overnight camps in 35 locations: arts, sports, science, travel, and more. For youth K-10th grade. Includes weekly fieldtrips, swimming and outdoor adventures. Accredited by the American Camp Association. Financial assistance available. www.ymcasv.org/summercamp 408-351-6400

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Cutting-edge, imaginative, accelerated, integrated, and handson academic summer enrichment courses with independent in-depth, project-based morning and afternoon week-long programs for children ages 4-12. Young Explorers, Thinking Math, Leonardo da Vinci’s Inventions, Nature Connections, Girls’ & Soccer Robotics, and more! synapseschool.org/curriculum/summer 650-866-5824

Summer at Saint Francis

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Summer at Saint Francis provides a broad range of academic and athletic programs for elementary through high school students. It is the goal of every program to make summer vacation enriching and enjoyable! www.sfhs.com/summer 650-968-1213 x446

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Advanced Sports Camps (5th-9th grades): We offer a wide selection of advanced sports camps designed to provide players with the opportunity to improve both their skill and knowledge of a specific sport. Each camp is run by a Head Varsity Coach at Saint Francis, and is staffed by members of the coaching staff. www.sfhs.com/summer 650-968-1213 x650

Menlo Park

Mid-Peninsula High School offers a series of classes and electives designed to keep students engaged in learning. Class Monday-Thursday and limited to 15 students. Every Thursday there’s a BBQ lunch. The Science and Art classes will have weekly field trips. www.mid-pen.com 650-321-1991 x110

Sports & Activity Camp (ages 6-12): This all sports camp provides group instruction in a variety of field, water and court games. Saint Francis faculty and students staff the camp, and the focus is always on fun. The program is dedicated to teaching teamwork, sportsmanship and positive self-esteem. After camp care and swim lessons available. www.sfhs.com/summer 650-968-1213 x650

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Learn different aspects of video game creation, app development, filmmaking, photography, and more. 2-week programs where ages 13-18 interact with industry professionals to gain competitive edge. iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy, and iD Visual Arts Academy are held at Stanford, and other universities. www.iDTeenAcademies.com 1-888-709-TECH (8324)

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Join ICC’s Cultural Camps which give campers a quick tour of India and its vibrant culture. These camps include arts, crafts, folk dance, bollywood dance, music, yoga, Indian history and geography. Over 10 different camps all through the summer for Grades K-12. To register or for more details visit: www.indiacc.org/camps 408-934-1130 ext. 225

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TechKnowHow Computer Palo Alto/ & LEGO Camps Menlo Park/Sunnyvale Fun and enriching technology classes for students, ages 5-14 Courses include LEGO and K’NEX Projects with Motors, Electronics, NXT Robotics, 3D Modeling, and Game Design. Many locations, including Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Sunnyvale. Half and all day options. Early-bird and multi-session discounts available. www.techknowhowkids.com 650-638-0500

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In these skill-building workshops for grades K-5, students engage in language-based activities, movement, music, and improvisation theatre games. Students present their own original pieces at the end of each two-week camp. www.theatreworks.org/educationcommunity 650-463-7146

Marjorie Bothun, longtime Atherton resident, dies at 87 Marjorie Burnett Bothun, a 48-year resident of Atherton, died Feb. 7. She was 87. A native of Aurora, Illinois, Ms. Bothun earned a degree in economics from Duke University in 1946. After graduation, she took a job as an economist with Time-Life in Chicago. In the mid-1950s, she relocated to Palo Alto and was employed at Stanford Research Institute, now known as SRI International. It was at SRI she met her future husband, Richard B. Bothun. They were married on Sept. 28, 1957. They moved to Atherton in 1964. When her son, Brian, was in school, she was involved in the Laurel and Encinal PTAs and frequently played bridge with other members of the MenloAtherton chapter of the American Association of University Women. Ms. Bothun was a member of the Los Altos chapter of the

Daughters of the American Revolution and was proud of being a descendant of James Pardee, who fought in the Revolutionary Marjorie Bothun War. She retired from Allied Brokers in Palo Alto in 1996. In retirement, she loved a good crossword puzzle challenge and often awoke at 4 a.m. to download that day’s puzzle from the London Times website, say family members. Ms. Bothun is survived by her son, Brian; sister Eugenie Taylor of Atherton; nieces and nephews; and her caretaker Lincoln Hancock. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, who died in 1973. At her request, there were no funeral services. Burial was at Alta Mesa memorial Park in Palo Alto.

West Bay presents ‘Don Giovanni’ There’s one more weekend left to see West Bay Opera’s all-new, fully staged “Don Giovanni” — one of Mozart’s most revered operas — which is being performed in the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto. Performances are Saturday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. The opera is sung in Italian, N CALENDA R Visit AlmanacNews.com/calendar to see more calendar listings

Special Events ‘Family History Open House’ Jay Verkler, outgoing CEO of Family Search, will speak on “The Future of Your Past: Moving Forward with Family History.” The event also includes free classes on many subjects, displays and a book sale, lunch and a printed syllabus. Feb. 25, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Family History Center, 1105 Valparaiso Ave., Menlo Park. www.mpfhc.org ‘Our Town’ The Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory presents “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder. March 2-4 & 9-11 (Preview March 1). $15-$40. Lane Hall Theatre, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-8282, extension 105. www.pvtc-ca.org

Talks/Authors Vallombrosa Center Lecture Series Tom Plante, professor of psychology at Santa Clara University, will speak on “Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A Decade of Crisis.” Plante will have just returned from a conference in the Vatican on the crisis. Feb. 26, 2-4 p.m. $20 suggested donation. Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-325-5614. www.vallombrosa.org Marcus Paul Cootsona discusses his book “Occam’s Racquet: 12 Steps to Smarter Tennis.” Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Buy event book or $10 gift card to admit two. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. Brian Appleton discusses his book “Tales from the Zirzameen,” short stories about Iranian culture and society as well as the American expatriate culture there in the 1970s. Feb

with English supertitles from a new translation prepared for this production. Director is David Cox; Michel Singher conducts the orchestra. Go to wbopera.org or call 4249999 for tickets, which cost $40 to $70. The Lucie Stern Theatre is at 1305 Middlefield Road. 23, 7 p.m. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. The Cantor Museum at Little House Lecture and photo tour of main Cantor Arts Center galleries. Docents: Gretchen Ostenberg and Judy Ousterhout. Feb. 28, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $3 general ($2 for members). Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025, ext. 229. www. penvol.org

Dance Caliente Latin Dancing Students will learn the style, steps, timing and music of cha cha, swing, samba and merengue. Wednesdays through Feb. 29, 7-7:45 p.m. $40 per 5-week session/$12 drop-in. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025, ext. 222. www.penvol.org Line Dancing No partner needed. Wednesdays, Feb. 29-April 4, 10-11 a.m. $45 per 6-week session, $8 drop-ins. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025, ext. 222. www.penvol.org

Et Alia ‘Playing Grown-Up: Toys from the Harry P. Costa Collection’ Exhibit explores toys from 1930s, 1940s and 1950s that allowed children to mimic the activities of adults. Feb. 14-Dec. 31, Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 adults, $3 seniors/students, free for children 5 & under, free for association members. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Call 650-299-0104. www. historysmc.org ‘Growing Up Asian in America’ Essays and artwork from 2011 by K-12 students are featured with the theme of “Lost and Found.” Feb. 4-29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-851-0147. www.asianpacificfund.org


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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Menlo Park, California, is scheduled to review the following items: PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS Use Permit/Shannon Thoke/116 O’Connor Street: Request for a use permit for first- and second-story additions to an existing single-story, nonconforming residence on a standard lot in the R-1-U (Single-Family Urban) residential zoning district. The proposed scope of work would exceed 50 percent of the existing replacement value in a 12-month period. Use Permit/Robert Lorenz/365 Cotton Street: Request for a use permit to demolish an existing nonconforming, detached accessory structure, including a garage, and construct a new approximately 941 square-foot detached accessory structure, which includes a garage and workshop area. The proposed accessory structure exceeds 25 percent of the gross square footage of the main building. The subject property is located in the R-1-S (Single-Family Suburban) zoning district. Use Permit/Christian Hill for AT&T/314 Constitution Drive: Request for the renewal and modification of a use permit for existing wireless telecommunications panel antennas mounted on a PG&E transmission tower and an associated equipment enclosure under the transmission tower. Three new panel antennas and six new Remote Radio Units (RRU) are proposed to be added to the existing tower containing three AT&T antennas at the site in the M-2 (General Industrial) zoning district. Continued from the meeting of February 27, 2012 NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that said Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on public hearing items in the Council Chambers of the City of Menlo Park, located at 701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, on Monday, March 5, 2012, 7:00 p.m. or as near as possible thereafter, at which time and place interested persons may appear and be heard thereon. If you challenge this item in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Menlo Park at, or prior to, the public hearing. The project file may be viewed by the public on weekdays between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, with alternate Fridays closed, at the Department of Community Development, 701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park. Please call the Planning Division if there are any questions and/ or for complete agenda information (650) 330-6702. Si usted necesita más información sobre este proyecto, por favor llame al 650-330-6702, y pregunte por un asistente que hable español. DATED: PUBLISHED:

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here is no compelling need for Atherton to dispose of its police records at this time, whether or not state law authorizes the city to do so. Last week the City Council wrestled with a request by Interim Police Chief Ed Flint, who sought permission to shred a number of files involving citizen complaints and internal investigations into possible police misconduct that took place five years ago. And we are encouraged that the council did not simply rubber stamp “approved” on the chief’s request. Instead, members correctly agreed to a suggestion by Councilwoman Kathy McKeithen to save the files of cases involving current officers. But the even bigger question, in our view, is: Why the rush to destroy EDI TORI AL the files in the first place? The opinion of The Almanac In recent years, Atherton has been a litigious town, with many lawsuits involving actions of various city employees. Even though a police officer may have been exonerated after an investigation, it strikes us as extremely short-sighted to destroy the records of these cases after five years, just because the law says you can. Who knows when a civil suit could be filed in which the records might play a key role? Without them, a judge and jury might not be able to adjudicate such a case. State law gives police officers a high bar of protection from free-

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dom-of-information inquiries and other requests for access to case records. News organizations like the Almanac and the public in general are barred from viewing records of internal investigations of police officers’ actions, even when an officer is exonerated. Generally speaking, such secrecy does not cause a concern unless the incident is of high public interest, which many undoubtedly are. What about an internal investigation of an officer who is suspected of stealing from an Atherton resident, as happened a few years ago. As a small town with no commercial activity, Atherton is not overwhelmed by police investigations. We would feel much more comfortable if records were kept at least 10 years by default, and longer if the involved officer is still on the force. As an aside, we do want to note that the City Council displayed a newfound camaraderie under the leadership or Mayor Bill Widmer at the Feb. 15 meeting. After Councilwoman Kathy McKeithen said she was not comfortable giving carte blanche to the police chief to destroy all 10 records under question, council members Jerry Carlson, Jim Dobbie and Elizabeth Lewis said they had no problem with the chief’s request. But when Mayor Widmer spelled out a compromise to retain all records involving officers still employed by the department, the council unanimously accepted the compromise. It was a show of cooperation that we have seldom seen on the council in recent years, and we hope it continues.

No threat from food trucks

By John Kadvany

We need to resolve parking crunch at library, gym Editor: What horrible news it is to have two of the most popular venues in Menlo Park, the Menlo Park Library and the new gym, creating parking problems, full lots, back-up traffic, double parking and worse. Dropping off and picking up young people is a major problem and physical danger. Young people are walking through a packed lot with vehicles circling and searching for spaces. The gym and our library are competing for space and have caused serious congestion. Lack of parking (the loss of actual parking spaces in the library parking lot and the addition of a huge, attractive gymnasium sharing the same parking lot) has created serious problems for both the gym and the library. This danger cannot simply be dismissed by telling the gym and the library to coordinate their major events. The problem is the normal day-to-day programs. The gym’s problems are not only endangering young people, they are frustrating both the gymnasium and the library community, and the situation is only going to get worse when the gymnasium becomes fully operational.

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letter last week echoed an email broadcast by Nancy Couperus and the Downtown Alliance saying that the “City Council is bringing food trucks to downtown Menlo Park.” What’s this about? At a Planning Commission GUEST meeting last July, I used a picture OPINION of a single food truck in a slide presentation addressing issues raised about the draft Specific Plan. The issues included traffic circulation in the parking plazas and options for the proposed Chestnut Street “paseo” pedestrian area. What I presented was consistent with the draft Plan, but not spelled out there. A food truck (not “trucks”) is one of several food or drink options needed to help the paseo area function well as public pedestrian and seating space. A food truck would likely only be relevant during a pilot project to see how the paseo works, and not a permanent choice. A longer-term option might be something like the small kiosk shown in the slides, or the Stanford library coffee building shown, or movable carts. To answer the Almanac letter questioning food Our library, which serves the needs of the very young to the very old, is no longer a comfortable venue to visit — unless one knows what is happening at the gym. Nobody wishes to guess when it is a good time to visit the library to avoid traffic problems. One trip to a packed parking lot is enough to discourage people from visiting

truck “need”: Yes, a public pedestrian and seating space, to function well, typically is helped by easy access to modest food and drink. It’s simply less convenient to search for a shop some distance away, wait in line, and then return to sit down carrying a drink or snack. A cart, kiosk, small building, or food truck are all possibilities to make that work. The food truck option is, again, probably only relevant as a temporary measure, and even then, perhaps not the best. Whatever the choice, the Planning Commission recommended, and the City Council voted in agreement, that Menlo Park businesses would have priority for any new vendor opportunity, however modest. The food truck in the slides is itself a Menlo Park business, “Butterscotch on the Go.” Concerns that a paseo vendor will severely impact existing food businesses are overblown. Such views also lack any perspective on public spaces as a civic amenity with the potential to increase downtown foot traffic, shopping pleasure, and business profitability. That is what’s behind the misleading message, “City Council is bringing food trucks to downtown Menlo Park.” John Kadvany is a member of the Menlo Park Planning Commission.

the library. That situation has been unheard of in this community. Patrons have had and continue to expect a welcoming library with available parking throughout the day. Both attractions, the popular gym and the popular library are working against each other as they share a parking lot with reduced parking because of the gym. Menlo

Park does not need this kind of vehicular competition. It’s not “the large events that need coordination”; it’s the daily use, normal for two major venues. This situation begs for an immediate solution. Tim Goode Vine Street, Menlo Park

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ids, as everyone who has been one knows, can be mean. Technology, which makes it easier to do so many useful things, also makes being mean easier. In addition, many of the forms of technology used to “cyber-bully” — text messages, social networks and email — can be anonymous. Menlo Park Police Officer Jaimee Tassio recently talked to a group of parents and students at Hillview Middle School about cyber-bullying and ways children can be safe online. “Kids can be mean without really thinking about it,” she said. Officer Tassio reminded parents that, in addition to cyber-bullying, there are many ways for children to be victimized online, including hacking, threats, spamming, pornography and child enticement. Because it is impractical, and sometimes counter-productive, to ban all Internet use by children, parents need to “give them the tools so they can deal with it if something bad happens,” Officer Tassio said. While the Menlo Park police say they have not investigated any local cyber-bullying cases in the past year, Officer Tassio talked about recent cases that received national attention, including two 13-year-olds, Ryan Halligan and Megan Meier, who killed themselves after being bullied online.

“It’s very heart-wrenching because these kids never had a chance. They never told anybody,” she said. Young teens are most at risk, Officer Tassio said. “The most vulnerable age is middle school,” she said. The anonymous nature of the Internet allows those who use it to do and say things they would not do in a face-to-face encounter, she said, especially not with an adult present. “Whatever inhibitions you have ... it’s all gone online,” she said. “There’s no filter.” Officer Tassio said that cyberbullying can be harder on a child than face-to-face bullying. “They can’t escape from it,” she said. “They’re getting beat up at school and then they’re getting beat up online.” Making it worse, she said, the bully is “almost always somebody who knows the victim.” Parents and teachers often do not even know a child is being bullied. “More often than not (the victims) don’t report it,” she said. “It’s tragic how these stories keep popping up over and over again.” A study released in November by the Pew Research Center found that 95 percent of children ages 12-17 are now online and 80 percent of those use social media sites such as Facebook. In the Pew survey, 88 percent of the youth who used social networking sites said they had seen someone be mean or cruel to

another person on a site, and 15 percent said they themselves had been bullied during the past year. The study found the number of children affected by cruel behavior online was statistically the same, no matter the gender, race or socio-economic status. The authors found that 9 percent of the children surveyed had been bullied via text message and another 7 percent by voice calls in the last 12 months; while 8 percent said they had experienced online bullying. Girls experienced more bullying of all types except in-person bullying, which happened to boys and girls nearly equally at 12 percent overall. Of the children surveyed who

used social media, nearly 67 percent said they had seen others join in harassment, with 21 percent saying they themselves had joined in. One other recent study showed that at least one perceived Internet threat is not as common as had been thought. A study published online on Dec. 5 in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, found that “sexting” or sending sexually explicit pictures online or via cell phone, does not happen as often among youth as had been earlier reported. The report found that only 1 percent of the 10- to 17-year-olds surveyed had sent or received Continued on next page

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TOWN OF ATHERTON ADVERTISEMENT FOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Request for Proposal for Project Management services to manage the planning, design, construction and public approval processes necessary to successfully deliver Atherton’s new library will be received at the office of the City Clerk, 91 Ashfield Road, Atherton, California 94027, until 4:00 p.m. on March 9, 2012. Request for Proposal documents can be found at: www. ci.atherton.ca.us under the “RFP/Bid Solicitations” Proposal Format: The Town of Atherton seeks a proposal for Project Management services to manage the planning, design, construction and public approval processes necessary to successfully deliver Atherton’s new library. It is expected that the Project Manager will represent the best interests of the Town at all times during the project. Responding individuals or firms must have demonstrated experience in managing the public process, design, and permitting of buildings for public entities. The Proposal should include the following: A. FIRM OR PERSON INTRODUCTION, including information such as length of time in business, office location(s), number of staff and a general summary of qualifications documenting the strengths of the firm or person, areas of expertise and licensing. B. APPROACH, the person or firm’s project management practices, methodologies and processes. C. PROJECT EXPERIENCE, listing specific project management experience that is related to 1. the type of service required by the Atherton Library project. Project experience should 2. list the type of work provided with the client contact information for each project. D. Detailed work plans with estimated hours by task or project phase. E. KEY STAFF, including the identification of the Principal in-Charge and key staff. This section should identify the qualifications and related experience of key staff assigned to the project; and includes their resume showing experience in project management services. F. LITIGATION, - A list of any current litigation to which the firm or person are parties by virtue of their professional service, in addition to a list of any such litigation from the past ten years. G. DISCLOSURE: of any past, ongoing, or potential conflicts of interest that the firm or person may have as a result of performing the anticipated work. H. COMMENTS OR REQUESTED CHANGES TO CONTRACT, The Town of Atherton standard professional services contract is included as an attachment to the RFP. The proposing person firm shall identify any objections and/or requested changes to the Standard contract. Submittal of Proposal: Proposals are due no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2012. Provide five (5) letter-sized copies with one (1) unbound copy of the technical proposal, which should be enclosed in a sealed envelope and identified clearly with the words “Proposal – Atherton Library Project Management Services”. Submit proposals to: Atherton City Manager Town Of Atherton 91 Ashfield Road Atherton, CA 94027 and e-mail a PDF copy to Theresa Della Santa at tdellasanta@ ci.atherton.ca.us. 18 N The Almanac NFebruary 22, 2012

Tips for parents From Netsmartz.org

From Officer Tassio

■ Tell children not to respond to rude e-mails, messages, and comments.

■ Supervise children’s Internet usage. Have the computer in a common space, not a bedroom.

■ Save the evidence, such as e-mail and text messages, and take screenshots of comments and images. Also, take note of the date and time the harassment occurred.

■ Remind children what personal information is not safe to reveal online, such as full name, full address, phone, school or city.

■ Contact your Internet service provider (ISP) or cell phone provider. Ask the website administrator or ISP to remove any Web page created to hurt your child. ■ If harassment is via e-mail, social networking sites, instant messaging or chat rooms, the child can “block” bullies or delete a current account and open a new one. ■ If harassment is via text and phone messages, the phone number can be changed and shared selectively. Some phones may allow blocking a number. ■ Learn your child’s school’s policy on cyber-bullying and urge administrators to take a stand against all bullying. ■ Visit cybertipline.com to make a report. If you feel something illegal has occurred, inform law enforcement.

■ Take geotags, which can show the exact location a photo was taken, off a smartphone or other GPS-enabled camera photos. > Visit pixelgarde.com for a free program that can do this. ■ Have children give you their passwords for any social networking site and review it occasionally. ■ Even if you filter websites, discuss proper Internet usage in places where filters may not be in place, and which sites are offlimits. ■ Remind children that anyone can see anything they post online. ■ Have your children think about adults they trust in case they need to tell someone about something that is making them uncomfortable. Tell your kids “they need to come up with 10 people they can trust,” Officer Tassio said. “Make sure your kids know who they can talk to.”

To learn more ■ Netsmartz.org has information for parents, teachers, law enforcement, and children of three ages — teens, tweens and kids. A project of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the site has interactive activities, videos, animations and lots of information. ■ StopBullying.gov has information from government agencies on how to prevent or stop bullying, with sections for kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others and others in the community. ■ SafeKids.com has a series of articles about children and the Internet, ranging from “A Parents Guide to Facebook” to “When Schools can Discipline Off-Campus Behavior” by Larry Magid, a technology columnist for the San Jose Mercury News and other publications. ■ ConnectSafely.org has a forum, video library, a resource list and safety tips and advice, plus news. ■ Visit tinyurl.com/Pew-147 to see the Pew Research Center study, “Teens, kindness and cruelty on social network sites,” by Amanda Lenhart, Mary Madden, Aaron Smith, Kristen Purcell, Kathryn Zickuhr and Lee Raini. ■ Visit tinyurl.com/Sexting-137 to see the Pediatrics article, “Prevalence and Characteristics of Youth Sexting: A National Study.”

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images that would meet the definition of child pornography in the past year. However, nearly 10 percent of those surveyed said they had sent or received “sexually suggestive” images on their phones or computers during that year. The report also found that most children who received the images did not pass them on. “Moreover, few of these images were being forwarded or posted, situations that could put youth at risk for having their images circulated online,” the study’s authors reported. They cautioned: “Young people need to be instructed that the possession of sexually explicit images of minors is currently a criminal offense and that such images should be deleted and never retransmitted.” A


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1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement FREE WESLEYN CHURCH TONGANAMERICA/EAST PALO ALTO FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 248432 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Free Wesleyn Church Tongan-America/ East Palo Alto, located at 2493 Pulgas Ave., East Palo Alto, CA 94303, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): FREE WESLEYN CHURCH TONGANAMERICA 2493 Pulgas Ave. East Palo Alto, CA 94303 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 January 13, 2012. (Almanac Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012) SKYLINE TRAPPING GOPHER GUYS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 248607 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: 1.) Skyline Trapping, 2.) Gopher Guys, located at 190 North Castanya Way, Portola Valley, CA 94028, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): PAT CAIN 190 Castanya Way Portola Valley, CA 94028 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on January 26, 2012. (Almanac Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012) GKL CONSULTING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 248551 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GKL Consulting, located at 1908 Menalto Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): GREGORY LEFEBVRE 1908 Menalto Avenue 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 January 24, 2012. (Almanac Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012) MEDIA INTEGRATION FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 248730 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Media Integration, located at 427 Topaz, Redwood City, CA 94062, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): ADAM PATTERSON 427 Topaz 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 N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on February 2, 2012. (Almanac Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012) ALL SORTS OF PETS CARE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 248751 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: All Sorts of Pets Care, located at 510 Shannon Way #2105, Redwood City, CA 94065, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): FRANCESCA LORD 510 Shannon Way #2105 Redwood City, CA 94065 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 1/1/2012.

This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on February 3, 2012. (Almanac Feb. 15, 22, 29, Mar. 7, 2012) MYMONTESSORISCHOOL@HOME MYMONTESSORISCHOOL@ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 248628 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1.) Mymontessorischool@Home, 2.) Mymontessorischool@, located at 431 Willow Ave., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): WENDY JOHNSON ROSSELL 2423 Illinois Street East Palo Alto, CA 94303 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 January 27, 2012. (Almanac Feb. 15, 22, 29, Mar. 7, 2012) AROUND THE BAY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 248805 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Around the Bay Medical Transportation, located at 1405 Marshell St. #204, Redwood CA 94063, San Mateo County. Mailing Adress: 2235 California St. #174, Mountain View, CA 94040. Registered owner(s): BILAL SEADAN 1405 Marshell St. # 204 Redwood CA 94063 HANI ARALLAH 2235 California St. #174 Mountain View, CA 94040 This business is conducted by: An General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on February 8, 2012. (Almanac Feb. 15, 22, 29, Mar. 7, 2012) MADLIENA MADLIENA HOME THE R.D. COLLECTION FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 248590 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: 1.) Madliena, 2.) Madliena Home, 3.) The R.D. Collection, located at 207 Old La Honda Rd., Woodside, CA 94062, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): VIRGINIA L. DARE 207 Old La Honda Rd. Woodside, CA 94062 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on January 26, 2012. (Almanac Feb. 22, 29, Mar. 7, 14, 2012) PRIVATE FIDUCIARY SERVICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 248817 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Private Fiduciary Services, located at 1700 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402; Mail Address: P.O. Box 1036, Burlingame, CA 94011, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): CLAUDIA P. JOHNSON 1700 S. El Camino Real San Mateo, CA 94402 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 07/24/2003. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on February 8, 2012. (Almanac Feb. 22, 29, Mar. 7, 14, 2012)

997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE T.S No. 1345147-02 APN: 062-117-010-9 TRA: LOAN NO: Xxxxxx6919 REF: Kaur, Paramjit IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED June 24, 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 February 28, 2012, at 12:30pm, CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded July 08, 2004, as Inst. No. 2004141700 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Mateo County, State of California, executed by Paramjit Kaur, An Unmarried Woman, 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: 1036 Alberni Street East Palo Alto CA 94303 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: $309,596.59. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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: February 06, 2012. (R-402439 02/08/12, 02/15/12, 02/22/12) Almanac TS #: CA-11-449719-CT Order #: 857055 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/14/2006. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. 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, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust,

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continued from previous page interest thereon, 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. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): ISRAEL RUMBO AND BEATRIZ RIVERA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AND JAIRO JOSE HERRERA AND ANA MARIA RUMBO, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 12/19/2006 as Instrument No. 2006191873 in book XXX, page XXX of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County, California; Date of Sale: 3/5/2012 at 12:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Marshall St. entrance to the Hall of Justice and Records, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $691,147.55 The purported property address is: 24 ARROWHEAD LANE MENLO PARK, CA 94025 Assessor's Parcel No. 060-094140 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. 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 deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www. priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder's rights against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. P915417 2/8, 2/15, 02/22/2012 Almanac Trustee Sale No. 440318CA Loan No. 3010683906 Title Order No. 306640 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09-14-2006. 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 02-29-2012 at 12:30 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 09-19-2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-141679, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County, California, executed by: NAAZI DURHAM, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARTE PROPERTY, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured

by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE MARSHALL ST. 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: $2,330,867.45 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 190 SELBY LANE ATHERTON, CA 94027 APN Number: 059-321-130 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: 02-012012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee BRENDA BATTEN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com P916888 2/8, 2/15, 02/22/2012 Almanac APN: 082-030-090-3 TS No: CA05002152-11-1 TO No: 5842516 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 21 SYLVAN WAY, LA HONDA, CA 94020 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED July 21, 2003. 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 March 5, 2012 at 12:30 PM, at the Marshall St. entrance to the Hall of Justice and Records, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on July 29, 2003 as Instrument No. 2003-210319 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Mateo County, California, executed by KEN CARAMELLA, AN UNMARRIED MAN & PATRICIA ALEXANDER, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor(s), in favor of FIRST HORIZON HOME LOAN CORPORATION as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 21 SYLVAN WAY, LA HONDA, CA 94020 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $279,375.98 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will

accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. 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. DATE: February 6, 2012 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA05002152-11-1 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Camale Smith, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.priorityposting.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-573-1965 TRUSTEE CORPS IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P920642 2/8, 2/15, 02/22/2012 Almanac APN: 062-084-060 TS No: CA05001937-11-1 TO No: 907915 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1224 HOLLYBURNE AVENUE, MENLO PARK, CA 94025 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/23/2007. 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 3/5/2012 at 12:30 PM, At the Marshall St. entrance to the Hall of Justice and Records, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/30/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-156431 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Mateo County, CA, executed by: WILLIE L. BEASLEY, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1224 HOLLYBURNE 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 made, but 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 thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations 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 Trustee's Sale is estimated to be $494,966.03 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on

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account by the property receiver, if applicable. 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. DATE: 2/6/2012 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA05001937-11-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Camale Smith, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.priorityposting.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-573-1965 TRUSTEE CORPS IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P920993 2/8, 2/15, 02/22/2012 Almanac NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG No.: 6076687 TS No.: CA1100236645 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN:077-151-170-6 Property Address: 240 LA CUESTA DRIVE PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/27/06. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM, First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 12/01/06, as Instrument No. 2006-182261, in book , page , of Official Records in the Office of the County Recorder of SAN MATEO County, State of California. Executed by: DAVID MILLER AND ROSAMONDE MILLER, HUSBAND AND WIFE AND MICHAEL MILLER, A SINGLE PERSON,. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) At the Marshall Street entrance to the Hall of Justice at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA.. 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: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 077-151-170-6. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be:: 240 LA CUESTA DRIVE, 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. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,152,588.37. 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s Trustee. The beneficiary or servicing agent declares that it has obtained from the Commissioner of Corporations a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the Notice of Sale is filed and/ or The timeframe for giving Notice of Sale specified in subdivision (s) of California Civil Code Section 2923.52 applies and has been provided or the loan is exempt from the requirements. Date: 02/08/12, First American Title Insurance Company First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC 3 First American Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707 Original document signed by Authorized Agent, Chet Sconyers — FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916) 939-0772. First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC May be Acting as a Debt Collector Attempting to Collect a Debt. Any

Information obtained may be used for that purpose. NPP0195893 02/08/12, 02/15/12, 02/22/12 Almanac ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO Case No.: CIV511302 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner KUANG HUA DAPHNE CHOU filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: KUANG HUA DAPHNE CHOU aka KUANG-HUA DAPHNE CHOU aka DAPHNE CHOU aka KUANG-HUA CHOU to DAPHNE J. CHOU. 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: March 20, 2012, 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: January 26, 2012 /s/ Beth Labson Freeman JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (The Almanac Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012) Trustee Sale No. 429477CA Loan No. 3013691526 Title Order No. 602116228 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05-112007. 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 03-07-2012 at 12:30 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 05-182007, Book , Page , Instrument 2007077183, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County, California, executed by: GEORGE PLAVJIAN, AN UNMARRIED MAN, 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: $2,668,330.66 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1 SURREY LANE ATHERTON, CA 94027 APN Number: 061-340-030 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: 02-092012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee DEREK WEARRENEE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com P921147 2/15, 2/22, 02/29/2012 Almanac Trustee Sale No. 744488CA Loan No. 0083354126 Title Order No. 100660258-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04-08-2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03-14-2012 at 12:30 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 04-16-2004, Book , Page , Instrument 2004-072217, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County, California, executed by: ROBERT T. BEARDSLEY AND INNA CROCE, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, 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: $1,046,931.17 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 338 GREENOAKS DR ATHERTON, CA 94027 APN Number: 061-061-040-4 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: 02-152012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee DEREK WEARRENEE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com P924412 2/22, 2/29, 03/07/2012 Almanac

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