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Building a bridge, word by word

Menlo Park playwright Margy Kahn hopes to further cultural understanding in work premiered at the Pear Avenue Theatre By Renee Batti Almanac News Editor

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argy Kahn has been enthralled by language for almost as long as she can remember. From writing parodies and plays in elementary school, to choosing linguistics as her field of study in college, she has kept an alert ear open to the nuances of how people express themselves as they interact with each other and the world. So it comes as no surprise that, even as she has pursued a range of careers outside the field of writ-

ing — from software development decades ago to teaching and music performance in the present — Ms. Kahn, a longtime Menlo Park resident, has continued writing as an avocation. Local playgoers will have a chance to experience Ms. Kahn’s latest project when the Pear Avenue Theatre in Mountain View premieres “Familiar Strangers,” which will be performed from March 2 through 18, with a preview on March 1. “Familiar Strangers” is Ms. Kahn’s first full-length play, but she is not a stranger to Pear audiences. The theater has staged five

Above: Margy Kahn, wrapped in a hand-dyed silk scarf from northwestern Iran, at the Pear Avenue Theatre.

of her one-act plays over the years through its Pear Slices festivals. The new play reflects Ms. Kahn’s deep appreciation of Persian culture as it explores relationships among Iranian immigrants living in Los Angeles in 1991. It is set during the Iranian festival of “No Rooz” — New Day — which is the first day of spring and also the Persian new year. As happens with many immigrant families, there are cultural conf licts between generations, represented by Massoumeh, who arrived in L.A. with husband and daughter before the 1979 revolu-

tion in Iran, and Donya, now a teenager shaped by an American childhood. The family had been split 12 years earlier when Massoumeh’s husband, Ali, returned to Iran to help in the revolution to depose the shah. But the tension between mother and daughter over cultural issues is intensified by the unexpected return of Ali, who introduces still more “sturm und drang” into the equation. The drama of “Familiar Strangers” is tempered by Ms. Kahn’s See KAHN, page 20

On the cover: The playwright on the Pear Avenue Theatre stage. Almanac photos by Michelle Le

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Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC)

NOTICE IS GIVEN that the District Board of West Bay Sanitary District will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the District’s Board Room located at 500 Laurel Street, Menlo Park. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to consider a proposed increase in sewer services charges for fiscal year 2012/2013. Additional information is available through the District’s website (www.westbaysanitary.org) and on the official notice that was mailed to every parcel address that pays District rates. The annual sewer service charge will increase from $690 per single family residence to $752 in fiscal year 2012/2013. Nonresidential rates will increase proportionately. The increased charges are required to fund needed maintenance to the sewer system and to the South Bay System Authority regional wastewater treatment plant. Protests against the proposed rate increase must be submitted in writing and signed by the property owner, must identify the owner(s) of the property for which the protest is entered, and must include the property address and assessor’s parcel number (APN). _/s/ Phil Scott_________________ Phil Scott, District Manager Pursuant to Government Code 6066, this notice will be published in The Almanac on February 22, 2012, February 29, 2012 and March 21, 2012.

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Dancers present ‘Double Happiness’ Menlowe Ballet follows November debut with March performance at Mountain View performing arts center

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.

By Renee Batti

Request for Proposal documents can be found at: www. ci.atherton.ca.us under the “RFP/Bid Solicitations”

Almanac News Editor

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isa Shiveley is not a cruel woman, but sometimes she likes to see grown people cry. She experienced that exquisite pleasure last November, she said, at the debut performance of Menlowe Ballet. “People were crying in the lobby” during intermission, moved by the beauty and athleticism they had just witnessed, Ms. Shiveley said, hand on heart as she recalled the experience. Seeing such appreciation “is extremely rewarding — and I’m in for Round 2,” she added. Round 2 is just around the corner: Menlowe Ballet, established in early 2011 and based in Menlo Park, will present its second dance performance, under the banner “Double Happiness,” on March 16 and 17 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. A highlight of the program will be the performance of the work “Double Happiness” by Menlowe Ballet co-founder and artistic director Michael Lowe, a former bright star of the Oakland Ballet. The work is of a genre of dance Mr. Lowe has become noted for — a contemporary form that borrows from classical dance, but is rooted in cultural themes. “The ballet was inspired by the Chinese symbol of Double Happiness, and offers a peek into the Eastern meaning of the joining of two souls spiritually and emotionally,” Mr. Lowe explained in a written statement. In addition to works created by Mr. Lowe, the March production will include performances by the Savage Jazz Dance Company of Oakland. Dancers from that company, which features new works inspired by jazz culture, will perform two pieces. Also on the program will be Mr. Lowe’s “Cirque,” which received an enthusiastic response from audiences in November when Menlowe Ballet performed the work’s world premiere, Ms. Shiveley said. Students from the Menlo Park Academy of Dance will also take part in the production. The new dance troupe collaborates with the academy “to provide elite students with professional performing opportunities,” according to the company’s literature. Ms. Shiveley, an Atherton resident who serves as the dance troupe’s executive director, said

TOWN OF ATHERTON ADVERTISEMENT FOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

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. Photo by Alejandro Gomez

Damon Mahoney and Terrin McGee-Kelly perform in the ballet “Plague” at Menlowe Ballet’s debut performance last November.

Menlowe Ballet recently held auditions, and was overwhelmed by the response from dancers whose companies have shut down or cut back. “There are a number of displaced dancers who have no jobs,” she said in a recent interview, noting that even the Oakland Ballet has postponed a major performance originally scheduled for this spring, due to financial woes. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Oakland Ballet faces an $80,000 deficit, and may reschedule the program for spring 2013. The precarious footing of the Oakland and other local dance troupes is troubling to Ms. Shiveley, who is searching for new fundraising approaches to keep Menlowe Ballet on its toes. “Failure is not an option,” she said. A former dancer who still takes classes at the Academy of Dance, Ms. Shiveley stressed the need to support dance in the Bay Area and “the people who have dedicated themselves to be masters of a craft. ... It seems so urgent to me that we find a way to have them share their talents with us” and to ensure that local audiences have access to the riches of dance. “Do we want this talent to leave

the Bay Area? I don’t think so.” The new company hopes to raise funds through ticket sales and donations, and has established a “Friends of Menlowe Ballet” group. “There’s no magic to this equation — we must raise community support and sell as many tickets as possible for our upcoming season,” Ms. Shiveley said. That community support could take the form of “gathering a group of friends and coming to see ‘Double Happiness’ on March 16 and 17,” she said. “Then, if you are moved and inspired by the experience, consider becoming a Friend of Menlowe Ballet. “We believe that shared cultural experiences contribute to a sense of community and connection to one another, and we are honored to be part of this in Menlo Park.” The March 16 and 17 dance performances are set for 8 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. Go to mvcpa.com, or call 903-6000, for tickets, which are $43-$50 general, and $28 for seniors and students. The Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts is at 500 Castro St. Go to menloweballet.org for more information about the dance company. A

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. February 29, 2012 N The Almanac N19


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trademark humorous touch. “All my plays have humor — they have to,� she said in a recent interview. “I could never write a Bergman film.� The play is being co-directed by Jeanie K. Smith and the Pear’s artistic director, Diane Tasca. A revelation

Although she has long been interested in playwriting and the theater, Ms. Kahn got a powerful dose of big-time stagecraft as a high school student when she volunteered for the Centerstage theater in Baltimore, which “introduced me to Beckett, Genet, Albee,� and other greats, she says. “It was a revelation for me.� Ms. Kahn’s plays are character-driven, she says. Although she admires the work of many of the theater world’s Olympians, such as Tennessee Williams and Edward Albee, “I don’t write like that,� she says. “I don’t write poetically; I write in the vernacular.� That preference may have something to do with her work as a linguist, which was also instrumental to her exposure to the Persian culture she takes so much pleasure from. Pursuing linguistics — a broad field — while in college, she ultimately narrowed her focus to the study of the Kurdish language. That led her to a oneyear stay in northwestern Iran in 1974-75. When she returned for a summer in 1978, revolutionary flames were being fanned by opponents of the shah, and antiAmerican sentiment was high because of the years of meddling by the United States government in Iranian affairs. But she continued to meet and form bonds with the people, and developed a deep understanding of the anger many felt toward the U.S. “Most Americans knew nothing about (the shah’s) history of repression and torture, or how he came to power in 1953 with the help of the CIA,� she says. As the American hostage crisis of 1979 unfolded, she was deeply troubled by that lack of understanding, evident in both the media and Americans in general, which helped lead to the demonization of Iranians overseas and in the U.S. immigrant community. Decades later, in writing “Familiar Strangers,� Ms. Kahn says she was hoping “to serve as a bridge for Americans to Iranian culture.� That culture, she notes, is not well known by her fellow countrymen: “Many Americans equate Arab and Persian cultures, while those

two cultures couldn’t be more different. “While we have no trouble differentiating the cultures of Christian Europe, we tend to lump the cultures of vast areas of the Middle East together. For our shared future on this planet, I think it is critical we understand some of the differences.� Ms. Kahn adds that, given the richness of Persian culture — including its music and cuisine — “there is great enjoyment to be had from this process.� Other pursuits

In addition to her work as a playwright, Ms. Kahn wrote a memoir in 1980 about her year of working with the Kurds in Iran, and she continues to write short stories and other fiction. When she moved to California in 1979, she went to work for Hewlett-Packard Corp., applying her expertise in linguistics in speech recognition and synthesis work. She found some satisfaction in the work, “but it wasn’t enough for me,� she says. “It wasn’t feeding this (artistic) side of me.� So she left that job. Long interested in music, she took up the harp — not a predictable choice for someone in her 30s. But within four years, she was performing with the Redwood Symphony, a volunteer orchestra based on the Peninsula. She now teaches the harp and performs as a freelancer. She also teaches English as a Second Language, a project she’s been devoted to for years. “All my life I have been fascinated by the people who choose or who are forced to choose to cross cultural boundaries,� she says. “My linguistic research on Kurdish was about loan words and linguistic borrowing. My fiction has also focused on this.� Her current projects involve writing a young-adult novel, and expanding “The Packrat Gene,� a one-act staged by the Pear. Ms. Kahn says the work is about a woman trying to move her aging, packrat mother into assisted living, while her daughter, a budding packrat herself, fights her mother’s efforts. The middle-generation character is the “anti-packrat,� her creator says. A

N I NFO RMATI O N “Familiar Strangers� runs March 2 through 18 at the Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Unit K, Mountain View. Tickets: $15-$30. March 1 preview: pay what you can. Go to thepear.org or call 254-1148 for tickets.


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Woodside High School stages ‘Aida’ Woodside High School’s Theatre Arts department will present Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida� with a cast of more than 45 students on March 9, 10, 11, and March 16 and 17 in the school’s performing arts center. “Aida� is a contemporary take on the classic tale of the bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian solder. As love blossoms between them, the young lovers are forced to face death or part forever. The pop-rock score, with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, features both ballads and choral numbers. The musical won four Tony Awards in 2000, including the best musical. The show will be directed by drama teacher Barry Woodruff. Performances will be at 8 p.m. March 9, 10, 16, and 17; and 2 N CA L E N DA R Go to AlmanacNews.com/calendar to see more calendar listings

Special Events

Book Sale Friends of the Portola Valley Library holds special half-off-prices used book sale on the library’s back patio. Cash only. March 3, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. www.smcl.org Marty Brounstein will discuss his book “Two Among The Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust,� the story of how Frans and Mien Wijnakker saved the lives of many Jews in Holland. March 3, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Menlo Park Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2512. POST Lecture Series Joel Salatin describes himself as an “environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer.� As part of the Wallace Stegner Lecture Series, the organic farmer will speak about Bay Area agriculture. March 5, 8-10 p.m. $22. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-854-7696. openspacetrust.org ‘Atelier d’Artistes’, the annual fundraiser for Art in Action, a nonprofit organization that brings art education to students in the Bay Area. March 5, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $85 after Feb. 14. Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club, 2900 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-5668339. www.artinaction.org ‘Science Night’ at the Museum of American Heritage features demonstrations and hands-on activities with static electricity, electromagnetic toys, a Theremin and a Tesla coil. Price includes pizza and beverages. March 3, 5-7 p.m. $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-321-1004. www. moah.org ‘Sing Out For Literacy’ Cafe Zoe holds an open-mic event for the community. Half of the proceeds from the day will benefit Project Read in Menlo Park. March 11, 1-3 p.m. Free. Cafe Zoe, 1929 Menalto Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2525.

Talks/Authors

‘Fault Zone’ Contributors from San Francisco and Peninsula Branch of California Writers Club speak on short-story and poem collection, “Fault Zone.� March 4, 2 p.m. Admission: buy event book or $10 gift card. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. Irvin D. Yalom discusses his novel. “The Spinoza Problem.� March 6, 7 p.m. Admission: buy event book or $10 gift card. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Jack Kornfield, a Budhist teacher, discusses his book, “Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are.� March 7, 7 p.m. Admission: buy event book or $10 gift card. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

TOWN OF WOODSIDE 2955 Woodside Road Woodside, CA 94062 INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR ARCHITECTURAL AND SITE REVIEW BOARD

The Architectural and Site Review Board (ASRB) reviews and makes recommendations to the Planning Director on residential, site design and commercial applications. Meetings are held on the ďŹ rst and third Monday of each month, 4:30 p.m. Appointment is for a term expiring in February 2013.

Cast members of Woodside High’s production of “Aida.�

p.m. March 11. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors (65 and over), and $10 for students.

Kids & Families

‘Fleece Hobo Bag Workshop’ All materials will be provided for this crafts class for students ages 9 and older. March 1, 4:305:30 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-8510560. ‘Babies and Books Storytime’ for children 18 months and under to experience time at the library with other children while they listen to rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories. March 5, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. www. smcl.org ‘Jump for Joy’ interactive musical duo performs. March 6, 6-6:45 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org

Outdoors

‘Picture Jasper Ridge’ “Picture Jasper Ridge: A Performance Hike,� by Ann Carlson, is a 70-minute program through Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. Audience members will witness a number of archival photographs performed in the tradition of tableau vivant. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

Visit whsdramaboosters.com for more information and to buy tickets.

Interested residents may request information and applications from the Town Clerk’s OfďŹ ce, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM-12 noon and 1-5:00 PM, Woodside Town Hall, 2955 Woodside Road, by telephone at (650) 851-6790, or through the Town’s web site at www.woodsidetown.org, Residents, Volunteer Opportunities. Deadline for applications is Monday, March 5, 2012, 5:00 p.m.

March 9-11, 3-6 p.m. $5-$15. Buses leave from the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford. Call 650-723-2576. drama.stanford.edu

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Spring Down Horse Show Classes include beginning lead line and advanced hunter jumper, with various levels. March 4, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $15 per class. Spring Down Equestrian Center, 725 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-1114. www.springdown. com ‘Aotearoa’ The Portola Art Gallery presents “Aotearoa: A Photographic Journey of New Zealand� by Frances Freyberg. The color photographs feature landscapes from across New Zealand’s North and South Islands. Mon.-Sat., March 1-31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-321-0220. www.francesfreyberg.com ‘Autumn Gem’ A film will be shown on Qiu Jin, an early women’s-rights activist who defied tradition to become the leader of a revolutionary army in China. Discussion with filmmakers. March 2, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. autumn-gem.com

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NEW LISTING

VIEW HOME IN PORTOLA VALLEY

1 ac | Exceptional views | 3 bed | Updated kitchen | Portola Valley Schools www.gullixson.com Offered at $2,980,000

OPEN SUNDAY 1:30-4:30 125 NORTHRIDGE LANE, WOODSIDE 1.23 ac | 4 bd/3 ba | Pool/Spa | Changing room with half bath | 4 car garage Offered at $2,480,000

PORTOLA VALLEY

PORTOLA VALLEY

Custom Built Home | Westridge location | 5 Bed | 2.6 ac Portola Valley Schools | Offered at $4,600,000

Panoramic Views | 5 Bed | 2.55 ac | Portola Valley Schools www.157GoldenHills.com New Price $5,450,000

OPEN SUNDAY 1:30-4:30

1339 ORANGE AVENUE, MENLO PARK

Built new in 2002 | 5 bed | 6,250 sq. ft. lot | Las Lomitas Schools www.gullixson.com Offered at $2,180,000

OPEN SUNDAY 1:30-4:30

19 PRADO SECOYA STREET, ATHERTON

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AMAZING ESTATE, ATHERTON

$24,000,000

NEW PRICE! PORTOLA VALLEY

$6,950,000

ONE OF A KIND! PORTOLA VALLEY

$4,250,000

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME! PORTOLA VALLEY $2,649,000

6 BR 8 full BA + 2 half Extraordinary turreted chateau. Fabulous gourmet kitchen. Amazing custom finishes.

5 BR 4 full BA + 2 half New construction! Striking Contemp. home w/7,000 SF on over 1 ac w/gst hse.Views!

Build your dream estate on this beautiful 10 acres. Adjoins Arastradero Open Space Preserve

Views overlooking city lghts & PV.Approved plans & permits of 9K SF hm avail for purchase.

Carol MacCorkle

Hanna Shacham

Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh

Keri Nicholas

650.324.4456

CUSTOM-QUALITY-CHARACTER! PALO ALTO

$2,600,000

VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS!!! WOODSIDE

650.324.4456

$2,500,000

SET ON A PRIVATE KNOLL, WOODSIDE

650.851.1961

$2,499,000

PRIVATE SETTING, WOODSIDE

650.323.7751

$2,400,000

4 BR 3.5 BA Craftsman style. Custom blt w/attention to detail. Cook’s kitchen. Study, DR, FR, porches.

4 BR 3.5 BA Stunning 1.8 ac w/gorgeous western hills views!Well maintained contemp style hm w/pool.

4 BR 4 BA One level home + guest apt over the 5 Car garage. 3 ac w/vineyard, pool, 2 barns & arena.

3 BR 2 BA Traditional home includes second lot. Woodside Glen charm in natural setting with views.

Nancy Goldcamp

Sean Foley

Scott Dancer

Judi Kiel

100% NEW, 4BR + OFFICE! PALO ALTO

650.325.6161

$2,295,000

NEW LISTING! PALO ALTO

650.323.7751

$2,248,000

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, PORTOLA VALLEY

650.851.2666

$2,195,000

JUST LISTED! PORTOLA VALLEY

650.851.2666

$1,899,000

4 BR 3.5 BA 100% new. 4BR + Office, 3.5 baths. Top quality. Great Midtown location. Tree-lined street.

4 BR 3.5 BA Barron Park. First class finishes, spacious rooms, high ceilings & Gunn High School!

Unique opportunity to build your dream home in Blue Oaks! Tranquil setting with views.

Great opportunity! Portola Valley lot, over 3 acres, beautiful views!

Judy Shen

Lyn Jason Cobb

John Alexander

Nathalie de Saint Andrieu

650.328.5211

ATHERTON AMAZING ESTATE

MOUNTAIN VIEW $24,000,000

6 BR 8 full BA + 2 half Extraordinary turreted chateau. Fabulous gourmet kitchen. Amazing custom finishes. Carol MacCorkle 650.324.4456

FABULOUS OUTDOOR SETTING

650.324.4456

$3,695,000

LOVELY REMODELED EICHLER!

PORTOLA VALLEY $829,000

3 BR 2 BA Lovely Eichler with remodeled kitchen, open living/dining room, and views of patio. Pat Jordan 650.325.6161

PALO ALTO

BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION!

4 BR 3.5 BA Remodeled 4,000+/- home on flat 13,500 SF lot in desirable Community Center PA location! Cindy Liebsch 650.324.4456

$3,388,000

5 BR 4.5 BA Classic French newly constructed home. High end details and finishes. Hossein Jalali 650.323.7751

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

$3,150,000

Lindenwood hm on almost 1 ac w/pool,spa,gazebo,sport crt & Thomas Church designed gardens. Tom LeMieux 650.323.7751

COUNTRY LANE CUL-DE-SAC

$2,995,000

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

LOS ALTOS NEW LISTING!

$2,349,000

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

STUNNING CONTEMPORARY!

$1,599,000

4 BR 3 BA Stunning contemporary on quiet cul-de-sac. Kit w/grnt & ss. 2 mstrs. Pool & spa. 3 car gar Stephanie Flahavan 650.558.6800

EXQUISITE LOS ALTOS CONDO

$895,000

2 BR 2 BA Chartwell condominium Penthouse. Walking distance to downtown, hdwd flrs, & high ceilings. Susan Furstman 650.851.1961

MENLO PARK LG. DRAMATIC SINGLE LEVEL

$1,325,000

2 BR 2.5 BA Size, condition, location, price! Larger than many single family homes for the price. Nancy Goldcamp 650.325.6161

MOUNTAIN VIEW DOWNTOWN MTN VIEW TRIPLEX

$1,300,000

Excellent downtown Mountain View location! Triplex features 3BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA & 1BR/1BA. DiPali Shah 650.325.6161

EXCLUSIVE LISTING!

IN THE HEART OF P.V.

$4,295,000

$3,995,000

$1,369,000

$508,000

Approved plans for 3BR/2BA + office “green home” on private lot w/views. Fpl in kit/LR. Kathie Christie 650.851.1961

REDWOOD CITY NEW LISTING

$895,000

5 BR 4.5 BA Outstanding gem in the heart of Old Palo Alto! Gorgeous & spacious 3-level home. Hanna Shacham 650.324.4456

3 BR 2.5 BA Top of hill views of Western Hills & SF Bay in this cozy home near Roy Cloud Elementary. Helen & Brad Miller 650.851.2666

5 YRS NEW!SPACE-A-PLENTY!

WONDERFUL CORNER LOT!

$2,495,000

$650,000

WOODSIDE ESTATE HOME

$17,500,000

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

THE BUCK ESTATE

$11,990,000

6 BR 7 full BA + 2 half Designed by noted architect Albert Farr, who modeled Buck after Hampton Court. 2.86 ac. Scott Dancer 650.851.2666

GREAT VALUE & LOCATION!

$6,950,000

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

COMPLETELY UPDATED

$5,495,000

4 BR 3 BA 5 yrs new, 2,720 sf on nearly 8,000 sf lot, 2-car garage attached, space-a plenty. Judy Shen 650.328.5211

2 BR 1.5 BA Spacious home w/hrdwd flrs in bedrms,dbl pane wndws.LR looks out to priv patio w/hot tub. Camille Eder 650.323.7751

4 BR 3 BA Gardner Dailey classic + 1BR/1BA guesthouse on over 3 acres w/pool, tennis ct, & vineyard. Helen & Brad Miller 650.851.2666

JUST LISTED!

UPDATED UNIT

EXCEPTIONAL VIEWS

$1,595,000

4 BR 2.5 BA Lovingly maintained Barron Park home nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac near schools & parks! Gwen Luce 650.324.4456

LOVELY PALO ALTO CONDO!

$925,000

$585,000

2 BR 2 BA Best location in complex! Granite counters, updated baths, wood floors, landscaped bk yrd. Lyn Jason Cobb 650.324.4456

JUST LISTED!

$310,000

2 BR 2.5 BA Gorgeous South Palo Alto condo. Built in 2009! Model unit with over $40,000 in upgrades! DiPali Shah 650.325.6161

2 BR 1 BA Condo in great location close to 280, Canada College, park and schools. Short sale. Laura Flores 650.324.4456

PORTOLA VALLEY

2 BR 1 BA Spacious living room w/fireplace, 2-car garage. Close to dwntn San Carlos! Maya & Jason Sewald 650.323.7751

INCREDIBLE VIEWS!

$5,450,000

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

EXPANSIVE ESTATE PROPERTY

$5,450,000

5 BR 3 full BA + 3 half main house. 2BR/1BA Gsthse,pool,cabana,solar-energy system.Approx 2.8 acs www.158Pinon.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

ONE OF A KIND!

$4,250,000

Build your dream estate on this beautiful 10 acres.Adjoins Arastradero Open Space Preserve Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

SOPHISTICATION & ELEGANCE

$1,895,000

4 BR 2 BA Extensive remodel.Approx 2,330+sf, 0.23 ac. A must see! www.2PortolaGreenCircle.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH!

MOVE RIGHT IN!

$625,000

$399,000

2 BR 1 BA 2 Story with Bay views!New carpet paint. Loren Dakin 650.323.7751

SAN MATEO OLD WORLD CHARM

$999,000

3 BR 3 BA Formal entry,new granite kit w/SS,hrdwd flrs,huge LR w/fplce,downstairs suite w/sep entry. John Nelson 650.323.7751

WOODSIDE PRIME LOCATION!

$29,000,000

Private prestigious location. 11+ acre property in central Woodside close to town. Susie Dews & Shena Hurley 650.325.6161

Visit our open homes this weekend. For additional information on these properties, visit CaliforniaMoves.com. ©2011 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker® is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Office Is Owned And Operated by NRT LLC. DRE License # 00313415

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WOODSIDE

3 BR, 2 BA on over ¼ acre with updated kitchen, spacious fam.rm/DR www.110CorteMadera.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOUSE

5 BR 4.5 BA Recently updated , bright & light Craftman;culd-sac off main road. Tom LeMieux 650.323.7751

JUST LISTED!

650.323.7751

$4,395,000

4 BR 3.5 BA Strikingly private on approx. 3.5 acres, yet only six minutes to Hwy. 280 and Sandhill. Steven Gray 650.851.2666

SPACIOUS HOME

$3,295,000

4 BR 4 BA Re-designed & renovated throughout w/gourmet kitchen, hdwd flrs & 2 fp’s. Minutes to town! Erika Demma 650.851.2666

ENCHANTING

$1,795,000

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

SPANISH-STYLE HACIENDA

$1,675,000

4 BR 3 BA Beautiful pool w/spa, lawn & Koi pond. 2000 extra sf of decks & patio. 2 car garage. Carla Priola-Anisman 650.851.2666

SECLUDED DRIVEWAY

$1,445,000

3 BR 2 BA Among majestic Redwoods, central Woodside, PRIVATE, Woodside Elementary. Matthew Shanks 650.323.7751

COUNTRY CHARM

$849,000

3 BR 2 full BA + 2 half + sep bonus room w/half bath, apprx. 2000 sf, newly built in 2005. Large 10,000 sf lot. Margot Lockwood 650.851.2666


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1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement 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)

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)

The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 03/01/2000. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on February 13, 2012. (Almanac Feb. 29, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

SENTENTIA VERA FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 248887 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Sententia Vera, located at 12 Starwood Drive, Woodside, CA 94062, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): TERESA CARBAJAL RAVET 12 Starwood Drive Woodside, CA 94062 This business is conducted by: An Individual.

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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

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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 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG No.: 6105677 TS No.: CA1100236756 FHA/VA/PMI No.: APN:069-221-060-2 Property Address: 268 ELEANOR DRIVE WOODSIDE, CA 94062 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/11/06. 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 March 20, 2012 at 12:30 PM, First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 01/19/06, as Instrument No. 2006-008527, in book , page , of Official Records in the Office of the County Recorder of SAN MATEO County, State of California. Executed by: GARRETT J. ROPER AND AFSANEH AKHATARI, HUSBAND AND WIFE,. 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# 069-221-060-2. The street address and other common

designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 268 ELEANOR DRIVE, WOODSIDE, CA 94062. 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 $2,003,889.94. 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: 02/16/12, 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. NPP0197117 02/29/12, 03/07/12, 03/14/12 ALM

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150 Volunteers Conversation Partners needed Feed homeless cats MV Fosterers Needed for Moffet Cats FRIENDS OF THE PA LIBRARY

155 Pets Aunt Effie’s Pet Sit- Dog Walksl Call (650) 644-9642 -Experienced REWARD for missing dog

Soul Collage and Art4Growth Thanks to Saint Jude RUN AMUCK FARM They play while you’re away. Your dogs will thank you . www.CAGEFREEDOGS.com 831-724-6780 Free P/U and delivery

130 Classes & Instruction Allied Health Career Training Attend college 100% online. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 800-481-9409. www.CenturaOnline.com (Cal-SCAN) Attend College Online from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888-210-5162 www.CenturaOnline.com (Cal-SCAN) High School Diploma! Graduate in 4 weeks! Free Brochure. Call Now! 1-866-562-3650 ext. 60 www.SouthEasternHS.com (Cal-SCAN) Work on Jet Engines Train for Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888) 242-3382 toll free. (Cal-SCAN) German language class Instruction for Hebrew Bar and Bat Mitzvah For Affiliated and Unaffiliated George Rubin, M.A. in Hebrew/Jewish Education 650/424-1940

133 Music Lessons A Piano Teacher Children and Adults Ema Currier, 650/493-4797 Barton-Holding Music Studio Accepting new students for private vocal lessons. All levels. Call Laura Barton, 650/965-0139 Hope Street Music Studios In downtown Mtn. View Most instruments, voice All ages & levels (650)961-2192 www.hopestreetmusicstudios.com Jazz & Pop Piano Lessons Learn how to build chords and improvise. Bill Susman, M.A., Stanford. (650)906-7529 Piano and Organ Lessons All levels and ages. Andrew Chislett, D.M. (812)345-2350 Piano Lessons in your home Children and adults. Christina Conti, B.M. 15+ yrs exp. 650/493-6950 PIANO WITH E. MORENO, PhD MUS

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4 Years BOY Summer clothes$40

BEAUTIFUL WICKER CHAIR - $100.00

Avent bottles,bowls,forks,spoons

Colorful futon couch and sleeper $100.00

Box withBoyBabyBlankets/comforte

Headboard/Footboard bedframe - $175

Jackets BOY 6mon-3 years $5

Pottery Barn tables - $400

Size 3T suit/tuxedo jacketReniew

Temperpedic Bed 4 Sale Temperpedic twin long (80’X38’) Matress w/Advanced Ergo Systemwireless remote & massage Like new -$1,650. Lists for 3,800. (650)793-5577

Stuffed animals box full only$20

Boy clothes 4Y spring/SUMMER

Toddler shoes Size 4-6Boy - 3 Toddler Soccer cleats size13 $5

For Sale 201 Autos/Trucks/ Parts BMW 2008 328i Sedan - $23,788 Lincoln 1994 Mark VIII Lincoln Mark VII-94-Red, Orig.miles 56500, 650-494-3523

Cable TV-Internet-Phone Save on packages; start at $89.99/mo (for 12 months.) Options from ALL major service providers. Call Acceller today to learn more! CALL 1-888-897-7650. (Cal-SCAN) Mantis Deluxe Tiller NEW! FastStart engine. Ships FREE. One-Year Money-Back Guarantee when you buy DIRECT. Call for the DVD and FREE Good Soil book! 888-815-5176. (Cal-SCAN) Omaha Steaks 100 Percent Guaranteed. Save 65 percent on the Family Value Collection. Now only $49.99 Plus 3 FREE GIFTS and rightto-the-door delivery in a reusable cooler. ORDER TODAY at 1-888-525-4620 or www.OmahaSteaks.com/family16, use code 45069TVH. (Cal-SCAN) Readers and Music Lovers 100 Greatest Novels (audio books) ONLY $99.00 (plus s h.) Includes MP3 Player and Accessories. BONUS: 50 Classical Music Works and Money Back Guarantee. Call Today! 1-866-979-4428. (Cal-SCAN)

Mercury 2000 Sable Wagon - $3,390 Toyota 2005 Sienna XLE Limited AWD - $23,000 VW 1970 Classic Beetle - $ - Ebay A

202 Vehicles Wanted Cash for Cars Any Car/Truck. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We come to you! Call for instant offer: 1-888-420-3808 www.cash4car.com (AAN CAN) Donate Your Car, Truck, Boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. 888-902-6851. (Cal-SCAN) Sell Your Car, Truck, SUV Today! All 50 states, fast pick-up and payment. Any condition, make or model. Call now 1-877-818-8848. www.MyCarforCash.net (Cal-SCAN)

210 Garage/Estate Sales Palo Alto, 3198 Maddux Dr, MAR. 3rd, 9a-3p (3/10 Raindate) 7 Garage Sales on Maddux Dr and Ct. bikes,officeFurn,FAX, printer,houseWR,b ookshlv,bookcases Palo Alto, Maddux Dr, MARCH 3rd, 9a-3p

2004 BobCat T300 2004 BobCat T300 Track Skid Steer Loader Cab Heat Air. Asking $5500 E-mail me for pictures and details dukehar8@msn.com / 928-257-1368. Alta Mesa Plot Beautiful older setting Must see, good price (L-631-4-Hillview) 415 567-8615 Bell & Howell Movie Set Camera, projector & screen complete set for $20, not used for many years. call evenings 650-814-5529 CEMETERY PLOT, Alta Mesa - $6000.00 Dark Room Equipment Enlarge, trays, tanks and more, sold as complete set for $20. Not used for twenty years. Call evenings 650-814-5529 Like New Three Wheel Walker - $39.00 Teacup Yorkie Puppies Available - $200

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215 Collectibles & Antiques Avon cologne bottles A box with over thirty bottles for $10, most in original boxes from the 60’& 70’s era. Sold as a set, no individual bottles sold. call evenings 650-814-5529

340 Child Care Wanted

Vtg mgny drsr Vintage Duncan-Phyfe style mahogany 6 drawer, bow-front, approx 59x24in. $450.00 obo

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230 Freebies

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415 Classes 2-DAY INTENSIVE Hypnosis: Creati

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Mini 2009 MIni Cooper - $17,900

345 Tutoring/ Lessons One-to-One Tutoring Service

560 Employment Information Actors/Movie Extras needed immediately for upcoming roles $150-$300/ day depending on job requirements. No experience, all looks. 1-800-560-8672 A-109 for casting times /locations. (AAN CAN) Computer Work Work from anywhere 24/7. Up to $1,500 Part Time to $7,500/ mo. Full Time. Training provided. www.workservices4.com (Cal-SCAN) Driver: $0 Tuition CDL(A) Training and a Job! Top Industry Pay, Quality Training, Stability and Miles. *Short employment commitment required. 1-800-326-2778. www.JoinCRST.com (Cal-SCAN)

245 Miscellaneous

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355 Items for Sale

Tempurpedic King mattress set - $1700

Dog-Walking Service!

120 Auctions

240 Furnishings/ Household items

Women’s Health If you used YAZ/YAZMIN/OCELLA Birth Control Pills or a NuvaRING Vaginal Ring Contraceptive between 2001 and the present and developed blood clots, suffered a stroke, heart attack or required gall bladder removal you may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727. (Cal-SCAN)

440 Massage Therapy SEEKING MASSAGE THERAPIST

Jobs 500 Help Wanted Office Administrator F/T. For 300+ member church in PV. Exp. w/MS Office Suite and working w/nonprofits. Liaison w/pastors, prof. staff, committees, events, more. Excel. verbal/written communication and customer service skills, attention to detail. For a more detailed job description, please go to www.Fogster.com. Email CV to dvkmail@earthlink.net. No calls please.

550 Business Opportunities Hair Salon Station S’vale elegant hair salon has station for rent. For more info, Jeff at 408/315-0018

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Business Services 620 Domestic Help Offered Elsa’s Housecleaning Service Homes, apts., condos. Good refs, exp. $15/hour. 650/208-0162; 650/568-3477

624 Financial Reverse Mortgage? Ever consider a reverse mortgage? At least 62 years old? Stay in your home and increase cash flow! Safe and Effective! Call Now for your FREE DVD! Call Now 888-698-3165. (Cal-SCAN)

640 Legal Services Disability Benefits Social Security. Win or Pay Nothing! Start your Application In Under 60 Seconds. Call Today! Contact Disability Group, Inc. Licensed Attorneys and BBB Accredited. Call 877-490-6596. (Cal-SCAN) Heller Immigration Law Group 650.424.1900. http://greencard1.com Free Chat online_Try it!

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

715 Cleaning Services Family House Service Weekly or bi-weekly green cleaning. Comm’l., residential, apts. Honest, reliable, family owned. Refs. Sam, 650/315-6681.

LANDA’S GARDENING & LANDSCAPING *Yard Maintenance*New Lawns*Clean Ups*Tree Trimming*Wood Fences* Rototilling*Power Washing*irrigation timer programming. 17 years experience. Call Ramon 650-576-6242

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

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Tired of Mow, Blow and Go? Owner operated, 40 years exp. All phases of gardening/landscaping. Refs. Call Eric, 408/356-1350 WEEKLY MAINTENANCE TRIMMING/ PRUNING, TREE SERVICE, STUMP GRINDING, CLEAN UPS, AERATION, IRRIGATION, ROTOTILLING. ROGER: 650.776.8666

751 General Contracting

Marlem HouseCleaning House, Condos, Apartments, Office, Movein, Move-Out, Good References. “Serving All The Bay Area� 650-380-4114

NOTICE TO READERS It is illegal for an unlicensed person to perform contracting work on any project valued at $500.00 or more in labor and materials. State law also requires that contractors include their license numbers on all advertising. Check your contractor’s status at www.cslb. ca.gov or 800-321-CSLB (2752). Unlicensed persons taking jobs that total less than $500.00 must state in their advertisements that they are not licensed by the Contractors State License Board

Olga’s Housecleaning Res./Com. Wkly/mo. Low Rates. Local Refs. 25 years Exp. & Friendly. I love My Job! Ins. (650)380-1406

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House Cleaning Services All household Cleaning. 6 yrs exp., Fair Rates. 15/HR, Refs. 1st visit 10% discount. 650-630-0606 magna housecleaning

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

730 Electrical A FAST RESPONSE! Small Jobs Welcome. lic #545936 Bob 650-343-5125. www.HillsboroughElectric.com Alex Electric Lic #784136. Free Est. All electrical. Alex, (650)366-6924 Stewart Electric Lic# 745186 New Circuits, Repair. 408 368-6622 Professional Service! Free Quotes!

748 Gardening/ Landscaping Beckys Landscape Weekly/periodic maint. Annual rose/fruit tree pruning, clean-ups, irrigation, sod, planting, raised beds. Power washing. 650/444-3030

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820 Home Exchanges ARCHITECT - CUSTOM HOME DESIGN New Home Architect - Timeless

College Student Will haul and recycle your unwanted items and do genl. clean up. 650/641-3078; 650/868-6184

825 Homes/Condos for Sale

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

Redwood City, 2 BR/1 BA - $369,000

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Palo Alto - List for 1 Redwood City, 4 BR/3 BA - $999,950

767 Movers

Redwood City, 5+ BR/4+ BA - $13158888

ARMANDO’S MOVING Homes, Apartments, Storage. Full Service moves. Serving the Bay Area for 20 yrs. Licensed & Insured. Armando,650-630-0424. CAL-T190632

840 Vacation Rentals/Time Shares

771 Painting/ Wallpaper Gary Rossi PAINTING Free 2 gal. paint. Water damage repair, wallpaper removal. Bonded. Lic #559953. 650/207-5292

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STYLE PAINTING Full service painting. Insured. Lic. 903303. 650/388-8577

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775 Asphalt/ Concrete

850 Acreage/Lots/ Storage

Roe General Engineering Concrete, asphalt, sealing, pavers, new construct, repairs. 34 yrs exp. No job too small. Lic #663703 * 650/814-5572

El Paso, TX 20 acres near El Paso, TX. $0 Down, $99/ mo. $12,900 Owner Financing, No Credit Checks. Beautiful Mountain Views. Money Back Guarantee. Free Map/Pictures. 1-800-343-9444. (Cal-SCAN)

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

790 Roofing Al Peterson RooďŹ ng since 1946 Specializing in   ng         

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1230 SHARON PARK DR #54

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3BR/2BA, one level condo in gated community with extra large lap pool and spa. Large storage room in underground garage. Tranquil views.

PORTOLA VALLEY

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JOE & GINNY KAVANAUGH 650.400.5312 www.TheKavanaughs.com

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20 NARANJA WY

$5,450,000

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560 MOORE RD

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STEVEN GRAY 650.743.7702 sgray@cbnorcal.com

27 PRESTON RD

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355 OLD LA HONDA RD

$1,895,000 LYN JASON COBB 1294 WOODSIDE RD $585,000 4BR/2BA Extensive remodel in 2004, high-end finishes. This updated unit has the best location in the com650.464.2622 Approx 2,330+sf (4th BR currently office) 0.23ac.Walk lynjason.cobb@cbnorcal.com plex! Granite kitchen counters, updated bath, wood to schols. www.2PortolaGreenCircle.com floors in LR/dining area. Lg landscaped backyard.

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