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Kids throw candy during Woodside’s 90th annual May Day Parade and festival. This year’s theme was “Viva Woodside” as the parade fell on Cinco de Mayo.
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he town of Woodside celebrated a 90-year tradition on Saturday, May 5: its annual May Day parade, carnival and barbecue. After the May Day Fun Run, the parade began at 10 a.m. with the roar of two San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office motorcyclists leading the way. They were followed by the parade grand marshal, Steve Frank, assistant principal at Woodside School. Hundreds of parade participants rolled, rode and walked down Woodside Road from
Woodside School to Roberts Market and back, as the sun shone and onlookers clapped and smiled. Parade emcees Anne Schoebel and Bo Magnussen added to the lighthearted fun with colorful commentary. Of course it wouldn’t be a complete Woodside town parade without horses and equestrian groups, including the Mounted Patrol, San Mateo County Horsemen’s Association, and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Search and Rescue Unit. NCEFT, Woodside Pony Club, and the Canada 4-H clubbers added to the collection of four-legged participants. The Royal Court of Kinder-
gartners rode in style in a vintage fire truck restored by the Woodside Fire Protection District, and there Cindy Goldberg were alumni named “Citizen May Day Kings of the Year.” from classes of 1942 and 1943 riding in a refurbished army command vehicle. The Portola Valley Cub Scouts, Brownies, Daisies and Girls Scout troops of Woodside also marched in the parade with pride. Representatives from the Woodside Town Council, Woodside school board, Woodside
School PTA (the parade’s sponsor), Woodside History Committee, Woodside Community Foundation, and Woodside Village Church rode in various vintage cars. Members of the Woodside School’s Foundation rode a Mexican-themed float with couture pinatas to promote the upcoming auction, “Candlelight and Couture,” to be held May 19. A show-stopping group of eighth-graders sang and danced around a roaring twenties themed float to promote their class’s operetta, “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” which will be performed at Woodside Elementary School from May 30 to June 2.
The Woodside High School Wildcats Band played their tunes and, in keeping with tradition, the fun-festooned Los Trancos Woods Marching Band entertained all with their one-of-a-kind costumes and signature music. Immediately after the parade, the community gathered in the school’s amphitheater, where the third-grade class did the traditional sword and May Pole dance, followed by a special 90th year dance with flags representing Woodside School. The much-anticipated Citizen of the Year was announced, and the crowd erupted in applause for Cindy Goldberg, a volunteer See MAY DAY, page 27
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE TOWN OF PORTOLA VALLEY ADOPTION OF A MASTER FEE SCHEDULE
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TOWN OF ATHERTON STATE OF CALIFORNIA TREE MAINTENANCE SERVICE AGREEMENT PROJECT NO. 56053 Notice is hereby given that SEALED BIDS will be received at the ofﬁce of the City Clerk, 91 Ashﬁeld Road, Atherton, California 94027, until 2:00 p.m. MAY 30, 2012, at which time they will be publicly opened and read, for performing the following work: The work of this service agreement includes, but is not limited to, routine pruning, hazardous tree removal, and storm damage cleanup of city trees within the City limits of Atherton. Bids must be for the price per crew hour for performing tree work on both regular and after hour’s duty, which shall be inclusive of equipment and travel. The Engineer’s Estimate for the project is: up to $60,000 annually Per Section 6.01 of the Town of Atherton’s Standard Speciﬁcations, the General Contractor shall perform, with his own organization, work of a value amounting to not less than 50% of the total contract, excluding specialty items as indicated on the bid schedule. Bids must be for the entire work, and shall be submitted in sealed envelopes clearly marked: “Bid of (Contractor) for [PROJECT NAME], Project No. [PROJECT NO]”, along with date and time of bid opening.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Council of the Town of Portola Valley, California, will hold a Public hearing to consider adopting the Town’s Master Fee Schedule concerning fees for the following departments; Administration, Planning, Building and Public Works. The amounts of the proposed fees are based on information which will be available to the public at least 10 days in advance of this Public Hearing. NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the Town Council of the Town of Portola Valley will hold this Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at 7:30 p.m., or as near as possible thereafter, in the Historic Schoolhouse of the Town of Portola Valley, Town Center - 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley, California, at which time and placed interested persons may appear and be heard thereon.
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Plans and speciﬁcations may be obtained at the Town of Atherton’s website at www.ci.atherton. ca.us under Bid Solicitation at no cost. Additional important information is contained in Town of Atherton Standard Speciﬁcations, which are available on line at www.ci.atherton.ca.us/publicworks.html . Contractor shall be responsible for any addendums that may be posted on the Town’s website. No Planholders list shall be available.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A NEGATIVE DECLARATION
Bids must be accompanied by a bid security in the form of cash, a cashier’s or certiﬁed check or bid bond for not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the bid, as a guarantee that the bidder, if awarded the Contract, will fulﬁll the terms of the bid. The Town of Atherton, The City, reserves the right to reject any or all bids; to make any awards or any rejections in what it alone considers to be in the best interest of the City, and waive any informalities or irregularities in the bids. The contract will be awarded, if at all, to the responsible bidder that submits the lowest responsive bid. [NOTE: If there are alternates in the bid, the City will need to state how the low bid will be determined, as required by PCC 20103.8.] Bidders are hereby notiﬁed that, pursuant to California Civil Code Sections 3247 and 3248 and Standard Speciﬁcations Section 3.02, the successful bidder will be required to provide payment and performance bonds in the amounts of 100% of the contract price. Bidders are hereby notiﬁed that provisions of California Labor Code regarding prevailing wages and apprentices are applicable to the work to be performed under this contract. Pursuant to Section 1773 et seq. the general prevailing wage rates have been determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations and appear in the California Prevailing Wage Rates. Copies are on ﬁle at the ofﬁce of the City Engineer and are available to interested parties upon request. The successful bidder shall post a copy of the wage rates at the job site. The Contractor may elect to receive 100 percent of payments due under the contract, without retention of any portion of the payment by the Town of Atherton, by depositing securities of equivalent value to the retention amount in accordance with the provisions of Section 22300 of the California Public Contract Code. All bidders shall be licensed under the provisions of the Business and Professions Code to do the type of work contemplated in the project. The City has determined that the Contractor shall possess a valid Class D49 license at the time the bid is submitted. Failure to possess the speciﬁed license shall render the bid non-responsive. Each bidder shall submit with this bid a statement setting forth his/her/its experience and qualiﬁcations. The statement shall be made on the forms provided by the Town and must accompany each bid. The three lowest bidders will be required to submit subcontractor’s experience and qualiﬁcations statements within 48 hours of the bid opening, on forms provided by the Town. By submitting a bid in response to this advertisement for bids, the bidder shall be conclusively deemed to have read, understood and agreed with all of the information and materials contained in the bid documents, including but not limited to the Service contract, the standard speciﬁcations, the special provisions, the required nature and amount of insurance and the documentation evidencing said insurance. Any questions regarding the project should be directed to Steve Tyler, Street Superintendent, telephone: (650) 752-0541 or by written Requests for Information (RFI) to: Public Works Department, 91 Ashﬁeld Road, Atherton, CA 94027, no later than ten (10) business days before bid opening. RFIs may be emailed to styler@ ci.atherton.ca.us or faxed to (650) 752-0591. Responses shall be posted on the Town’s website no later than ﬁve (5) days prior to bid opening.
Sharon Hanlon Town Clerk
NAME OF PROJECT: Construction of New and Existing Metal Storage Building Project LOCATION: Within the existing West Bay Sanitary District (District) Flow Equalization Facility (FEF) located at 1700 Marsh Road in the City of Menlo Park (City). The regional vicinity of the site is located east of Bayfront Parkway and Marsh Road in Menlo Park. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The District, a special district of the State of California, proposes to construct a new and existing metal storage building and rehabilitate the existing metal storage building on the existing site. The proposed improvements will be approximately 5,600 square feet of new and 2,100 square feet of existing within an allowable 26,000 square feet area. The storage building will house existing equipment that the District requires to continue providing daily and emergency response to the service area. The proposed project consists of traffic, noise, and dust control elements to insure compliance with City requirements. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the West Bay Sanitary District, San Mateo County, California intends to adopt a Negative Declaration for this project. This Negative Declaration is based upon a finding that there is no substantial evidence before the District that the project will have a significant effect upon the environment. The reasons to support such a finding are documented by an Initial Study prepared by the District. To obtain a copy of the Draft Negative Declaration (which includes the Initial Study) or review information used to prepare the Initial Study, contact Phil Scott, West Bay Sanitary District, 500 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025, (650) 321-0384. The public review period for the Draft Negative Declaration begins on April 16, 2012 and ends on May 14, 2012. Please submit any written comments on the Draft Negative Declaration to the District by 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 14, 2012. A public hearing will be held before the District Board of Directors on May 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., in the District Offices located at 500 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, California. Following the public hearing, the Board will consider approving the Negative Declaration.
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/s/ Phil Scott Phil Scott District Manager
Dated: April 16, 2012
C O M M U N I T Y
CELEBRATING OVER 30 YEARS
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Olivia on balance beam, with help from instructor Nikolai Iakovlev, at the new gymnastics center.
Grand opening for gymnastics center Menlo Park is ready to cut the ribbon on its newest community facility. The Arrillaga Family Gymnastics Center will hold a grand opening Friday, May 11. The gymnastics center joins the gymnasium and recreation center, which were also reno-
vated through developer John Arrillaga’s donations. The new $12 million, 22,500-square-foot facility, located at 800 Alma St., offers young gymnasts a place to train and gives residents another place to take exercise classes. The grand opening festivities
catered by Grupo Union, and a family-friendly carnival capped off the day. This annual May Day celebration relies upon the participation of over 130 parent volunteers, which is a real testament to the community support and spirit of Woodside.
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who has been a leader in the community and on the PTA Board for many years, including as board president. A delicious fiesta lunch,
run from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday. After listening to remarks by Mayor Kirsten Keith and City Manager Alex McIntyre, visitors can tour the center, watch demonstrations and join in free family activities.
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TOWN OF ATHERTON COMMITTEES/COMMISSIONS RECRUITMENT Join us and Make a Difference The Town of Atherton invites dedicated volunteers to submit an application for the following committees: Arts Committee vacancies Atherton Rail Committee One (1) vacancy Audit Committee 3 vacancies Environmental Programs Committee 9 vacancies
Kyrina “Nina” Hush Genisman Nina Genisman’s absolute love of all the beauty that surrounded her is her legacy to all of the lives she touched. On April 25 in the presence of her family’s love, Nina moved on to greener pastures. Born on August 4, 1933 in Oakland, California, Nina had a life of passion for children and horses. As a young woman, she competed at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This vibrant passion continued to lead her throughout her life of mentoring, teaching, judging, training and directing riding academies, including the direction of the early developmental stages of Spring Down Equestrian Center. Nina met Robert Genisman in 1950 at a riding academy in New Jersey. They rode in competition against each other ‘with Nina always winning” according to Bob. When Nina’s family returned to Oakland, she worked at St. Francis Riding Academy in San Francisco. Bob joined the Navy and completed his 4-year military service. Destiny stepped back in the picture, when immediately after getting off the ship, Bob found St. Francis and literally ran into Nina. The next loving chapter began when they were married in 1956. Nina is survived by husband Robert
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Genisman; children Elizabeth Huber, David Genisman, Linda and David B e l l e v i l l e ; grandchildren Joshua Converse, Russell Belleville, Erin Belleville, Ryan Huber, Jessie Huber; greatgrandchildren Alexandra Converse, Mercy Converse and Emery Huber; siblings Suzie Mason, William Curley, Judy Ranzer; as well as her loving in-law family. Nina was predeceased in childhood by her sister, Jean Curley. A Celebration of Nina’s Life will be held Sunday, May 20, 2012, 3:00 pm at Spring Down Equestrian Center, 725 Portola Road, Portola Valley, California. For those who wish to honor Nina, the family suggests tax-deductible donations to the therapeutic center DreamPower Horsemanship, 12425 Foothill Ave. #8, San Martin, CA 95046. Donations may also be made online via PayPal at www.dreampowerhorsemanship.com PA I D
General Plan Committee 2 vacancies Park & Recreation Commission 3 vacancies Planning Commission 2 vacancies Transportation Committee 5 vacancies Applicants must be Atherton residents and registered voters of the Town of Atherton. Applications must be received in the City Clerk’s Ofﬁce by Friday, June 8, 2012. Council will hold a special meeting (TBD) in late June to discuss appointments. For more information or to obtain an application, contact Theresa DellaSanta, Deputy City Clerk, Town Administrative Ofﬁces, 91 Ashﬁeld Road, Atherton, CA 94027, phone (650) 752-0529, e-mail: tdellasanta@ ci.atherton.ca.us. Applications may be downloaded from the Town website, http://www.ci.atherton.ca.us/armm.html May 9, 2012 N TheAlmanacOnline.com N The Almanac N 27
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Karate Classes OHCC Multipurpose room, 100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park | 650-330-2250 A class to develop body awareness, learn safety skills, and gain discipline and confidence. The class teaches basic kicking, blocking, and punching techniques.
Youth Boxing Fitness (Non-Contact) 2860 Spring St. Unit 1, Redwood City | 650-290-1920 | peninsulaboxing.org Offers non-contact boxing fitness and conditioning classes for men, women, and children ages 8 and up.
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