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Stunning 5bd/4.5ba custom Craftsman style home built in 2004, offering 3,981+/-sf of thoughtfully designed living space. Beautifully sited on 1.2+/- acres, with expansive views of the surrounding hills.
Beautifully remodeled 4bd/3.5ba ranch-style home on 1.14+/acres. Spacious office/media room, exercise room, bonus room and wine cellar. Garage space for 4 cars, pool and tennis court. Las Lomitas schools.
AT H E R TO N Constructed in 2008, 6bd/4+ba home. 9,889 +/- sf living space on 1.4+/- acre flag lot. Tremendous chefâ€™s kitchen with adjoining family room and separate game room. 12-seat theatre. 3-car garage. 1bd/1ba guest house. Pool/spa. $9,995,000
MENLO PARK | 1550 El Camino Real, Suite 100 650.462.1111 WOODSIDE | 2930 Woodside Road 650.529.1111 2 N The Almanac N April 11, 2012
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REMAINING FLEXIBLE If you have sat on an expensive pair of sunglasses, you know the importance of choosing frames that are as durable as they are fashionable and well-fitted. Among the most resilient eyeglass frames are those made from titanium-based alloys that not only bend without breaking or deforming, but are also lightweight and exceedingly comfortable. Flexible frames of this type can be bent like a pretzel before they spring back to their original shape. Thus, they can withstand not only daily abuse,
Elena Van Linge, 12, of Menlo Park with retired tennis star Andre Agassi following the announcement of her inclusion in the Longines Future Tennis Aces tournament.
but they can resist the effects of being stepped and sat on. This makes frames with so-called “memory” metal not only eminently suitable for young children but also for anyone who makes the occasional absentminded move. Frames come in a variety of materials, including super durable and flexible materials that are ideal for people with active lifestyles. At MENLO OPTICAL, we feature a wide selection of frames for adults and children. Since frames are a customized product, we take the time to learn about your lifestyle and personal preference when helping you make a selection. Call us at 322-3900, or bring us your prescription. We are located at 1166 University Drive, on the corner of Oak Grove Avenue and University Drive. P.S. Eyeglass frames with spring-loaded hinges afford a more comfortable fit and can also resist breakage. Mark Schmidt is an American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners Certified Optician licensed by the Medical Board of California. He can be easily reached at Menlo Optical, 1166 University Drive, Menlo Park. 650-322-3900.
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Menlo girl in ‘Aces’ tourney Elena Van Linge, 12, of Menlo Park is the only participant from California selected to compete in the Longines Future Tennis Aces U.S. qualifying tournament to be held Saturday, April 14, at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadow, New York. The tennis event will feature 16 of the top female junior tennis athletes (ages 10-12) in the U.S. taking part in a one-day qualifying tournament, with the winner earning a trip to Paris, France. In Paris the winners from
16 countries will compete in a championship event June 7-9. The two world finalists will then have the right to play against tennis legend Steffi Graf on the clay courts of Roland Garros just prior to the French Open women’s final. All the players who qualify for the Roland Garros tournament will have the opportunity to attend the French Open women’s final on June 9. The grand prize is financing for the winner’s tennis equipment until her 16th birthday. Elena was chosen among 20 of the top ranked female junior
players in Northern California. Athletes were selected on their performance and commitment to give back to the community. Each submitted a 300-word essay on philanthropy that was voted on by a panel of judges, including Ms. Graf. In November, Elena won a fastest serve contest beating out 20 others, with tennis great Andre Agassi looking on. Both Mr. Agassi and his wife, Steffi Graf, are spokesmen for Longines, the Swiss watchmaker. The event, held at Stanford Shopping Center, was presented by Shreve & Co.
Kite Day at Bedwell-Bayfront Park on April 21 Kite-flying enthusiasts, from novices to experts, can take part in Kite Day on Saturday, April 21, from noon to 4 p.m. at Bedwell-Bayfront Park, located on the edge of the San Francisco Bay at Bayfront Expressway and Marsh Road in Menlo Park. A kite, hotdog and drink can be purchased for $6. Assistance with kite assembly and flying will be available.