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NIGHT VISION Older individuals may find they are experiencing increasing difficulty seeing at night while driving and even in their own homes. Fading night vision is a result of less light reaching the retina (the light-sensing area of the eye), due largely to shrinking pupils in aging eyes. The eye lens, which is normally clear, also undergoes age-related changes that hinder transmission of light to the back of the eye. As a result, a 60-year-old’s eyes only receive about

40% as much available light as the eyes of a 20-year old. To counter this effect while driving, it helps to wear glasses with an anti-glare coating to allow as much light as possible to enter the eye. Seeing well at night is particularly important for drivers. Although our ability to see light diminishes as we age, today’s eyewear can help. Please bring your eyewear prescription to MENLO OPTICAL at 1166 University Drive, on the corner of Oak Grove Avenue and University Drive. You will find a wide variety of the latest frames designed to suit many personal tastes. We offer tinted lenses and can apply anti-glare coating to lenses. Call us at 3223900 if you have questions about eyewear. P.S. The inability to see in the dark may also be a sign of cataracts, which can be diagnosed with an eye exam. 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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Annie Bair was recognized by the Portola Valley School District board and Corte Madera Principal Michael Corritone, right, for raising money with a car wash to help the district with its fiscal crisis.

Annie chooses to be part of solution By Renee Batti Almanac News Editor

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roblems? Oh yes, the world is full of them. It’s also full of people who are quick to identify them, then wait for someone else to solve them. Then there are people like Annie Bair. When Annie learned that her school in the Portola Valley School District was facing larger class sizes, a shorter school year, and other hardships because of a fiscal crisis that caught the school community by surprise, she decided she had to be part of the district’s team of problemsolvers. At the June 20 school board meeting, where she was publicly recognized for raising $1,250 for the district by organizing and managing a car wash, she told the board: “Most of my teachers were telling me ... to try to make a change. With the situation that we’re in, (I thought it would be) a good idea to make a change for our school.” Annie, who is 13 and will be an eighth-grader at Corte Mad-

era School in August, said in an interview that when she learned about the district’s problems, which have resulted in $2.1 million in spending cuts for the next school year, “I thought I could help.” She went to Corte Madera Principal Michael Corritone and “presented some business

Chunk of change for schools raised by student wanting to ‘make a change’ proposals — I had lots of ideas.” Among them: a fundraising event like a picnic, a garage sale, and an art event in which kids would make and sell art. With Mr. Corritone’s help, she decided on a car wash because the end of the school year was fast approaching and such a project would be easiest to plan and carry out, she said. At that point, “Annie went with it 110 percent,” Mr. Corritone told the board during the recognition. “She organized

the whole thing,” including the advertising and gathering the work force. “She showed so much maturity,” he said, calling her a “model for our kids” and the whole school community. Board President Scott Parker commended Annie for her work, saying that “it’s especially gratifying to hear you say this is what you’re learning in school.” “The change is noted,” he said. Among those Annie enlisted to help out with the June 2 event, held on the Corte Madera campus, were her parents, Lisa and Steve Bair, and her brother Ryan. About two dozen students pitched in, washing more than 100 vehicles for $10 apiece, Annie said, adding that some people donated extra money for the service. Also contributing to the success of the five-hour event was Ron Ramies, owner and operator of Portola Valley Fuel, who donated supplies and paid for two professionals to give the kids a welcome hand, Annie said.

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July Fourth Festivities

Carnivals, rodeo, and fireworks return By Jane Knoerle Almanac Lifestyles Editor

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his year’s Independence Day will include parades, a street fair, carnivals and a rodeo, and as a grand finale, the return of Redwood City’s fireworks show. Since 2009, the $50,000 fireworks display has been a casualty of budget cuts, but this year, through public funds and private donations, it returns to the Port of Redwood City. At 9:15 p.m. the port will launch the show, which can be seen from high points all around the Peninsula. The fireworks will climax a day filled with old-fashioned family activities, ranging from a pig scramble at the Woodside Junior Rodeo to a chili cookoff in Palo Alto. All the events listed below will be held on Wednesday, July Fourth, unless otherwise noted. Menlo Park parade, festival

The city of Menlo Park will sponsor its traditional com-

munity parade and festival with food, music and activities for all ages. Kids and their families are asked to dress in red, white and blue and bring decorated tricycles and bikes, wagons, pets and floats to join the July Fourth parade, which begins at 11:45 a.m. Participants should assemble in the Wells Fargo parking lot, corner of Santa Cruz Avenue and Chestnut Street, at 11:30 a.m. The parade will make its way down Santa Cruz Avenue, across El Camino Real, and end at Burgess Park. The carnival, from noon to 2:30 p.m., will feature two rock-climbing walls, games of skill, and large inflatables, including a 35-foot slide. New this year, for the 4-to-6-yearold set, is the Mickey Mouse Activity Center. Family games will include an egg toss and potato sack race. There will also be crafts for the kids and face painting. The House Rockers band will entertain from center stage.

Atherton voters to decide if library gets built in park By Renee Batti Almanac News Editor

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therton voters will be given the chance to say yes or no to a proposal to build a new library in HolbrookPalmer Park. The City Council endorsed putting the question on the Nov. 6 ballot at a special meeting June 29. The development is a major victory for a sizable number of vocal residents who oppose building the library in the town’s only park. They, along with council members Elizabeth Lewis and Jerry Carlson, have been pushing for giving residents the final say at the ballot box. Last fall, Mayor Bill Widmer and council members Kathy McKeithen and Jim Dobbie endorsed the park location for an approximately 10,000-

square-foot library, following about two years of study and community outreach by a task force of volunteers examining options for replacing the town’s cramped, seismically inadequate library in the Town Center. After months of rancor among residents with opposing positions, and a petition drive still in progress to force the council to put the question to voters, Mayor Widmer and Councilwoman McKeithen called for the June 29 special meeting, saying the time had come to try to heal the town. The council also indicated its intention, pending final approval on July 25, to put two other facilities-related questions on the November ballot: Whether voters support a proposal now making its way through

Kids and their families are invited to join the Menlo Park parade on Santa Cruz Avenue.

Vendors offering food and drink will include the Menlo Park Host Lions Club selling hot dogs, Round Table offering pizza, and Menlo Park newcomer SuziCakes featuring sweet treats. Wrist bands, required for games and activities, will be sold for $6 each. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for picnicking. Also in Menlo Park, Little House will hold an Independence Day celebration on

Tuesday, July 3. A barbecued chicken luncheon will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $6. Jump for Joy Music will provide live entertainment from to noon to 1 p.m. At 1 p.m. the movie musical “1776,” will be shown. For information, call 326-2025, ext. 222. Junior Rodeo

Thousands of spectators are expected to attend the 62nd Woodside Junior Rodeo, sponsored by the Mounted Patrol of

San Mateo County, to be held Wednesday at the Mounted Patrol grounds at 521 Kings Mountain Road in Woodside. Gates open at 8 a.m. The full day of events include cowboys and cowgirls, ages 6 to 18, taking part in team roping, barrel racing, and even a pig scramble for the younger kids. The main events start at noon with the Presentation of the Colors by the Mounted Patrol Color See JULY FOURTH, page 8

Housing plan faces opposition By Dave Boyce Almanac Staff Writer

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n an opening salvo, critics unloaded on the Portola Valley Town Council on June 27 over the town’s plans to buy a property at 900 Portola Road, where homes affordable to moderate-income people would be built. The packed council meeting included opponents of the housing plan and advocates for Windmill School, a private preschool that has been eyeing the site for a permanent home. Since mid-2010, the school, the property owners and the town have been haggling over the 1.68-acre parcel that for 51 years had been Al’s Nursery. The nursery closed in March 2011. The town has been negotiating to buy the property

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with intent of building eight homes affordable to people who work in Portola Valley. That plan might help the town comply with a state mandate that requires cities and towns to provide for below-marketrate housing. The town would finance the project by selling two parcels it owns in the expensive Blue Oaks subdivision. Opponents spoke during the open-microphone period at the start of the meeting. Speakers for the school and against the housing were evenly represented. No one spoke up for the housing. Since the matter was not on the formal agenda, the council could not comment.

Windmill, a renter since its founding in the 1950s near the defunct windmill on Portola Road, now rents space at the Alpine Hills Tennis & Swimming Club at 4139 Portola Road. Windmill “(doesn’t) have a long-term future” at Alpine Hills, resident Elizabeth Cushman said she’s been told. The school embodies “a sense of community that really is as the root of what Portola Valley stands for,” she said. Should the town buy the property, she suggested it would be a Pyrrhic victory. “You’ll lose the broader war of public opinion.” Monika Cheney, a resident and co-chair of Windmill’s board, complained that the See HOUSING, page 8

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spokesperson Robyn Thaw. “It was after they left and other staff began handling some of the wo former San Mateo public administrator estates that County employees, recent- we discovered further problems ly arrested on charges and referred the matter to the of stealing from the estates of Sheriff’s Office in December deceased people, actually worked 2011,� Ms. Thaw added. in the office charged with prosThe county contacted the Caliecuting crimes — the district fornia attorney general’s office, attorney’s office — when the which referred the case to the alleged crimes took place. U.S. Attorney’s Office in San The employees’ supervisor Francisco. The arrests were made reported directly to the district by the FBI and federal prosattorney — for much of the time ecutors are prosecuting because to former DA Jim Fox and, since “the alleged misdeeds occurred January 2011, to Steve Wagstaffe, while the program was under the current DA. the supervision of the District The employees — Mandy Attorney and therefore, they had Natchi Yagi, 54, of San Mateo, a conflict in investigating their and Peter Wong, 43, of Daly City own employees,� Ms. Thaw said. — worked in the Public AdminA federal grand jury on June istrator division, part of the Cor- 22 indicted Ms. Yagi and Mr. oner’s Office in Wong on charges 1993 when it was of conspiracy to taken over by the They are accused commit theft from DA’s office, Mr. federally funded of stealing from aprogram Wagstaffe said. and theft The employees estates they were concerning a fedwere responsible administering on erally funded profor overseeing the gram, according estates they are behalf of deceased to federal prosecualleged to have tors. people. stolen from. PubBoth defenlic administrators dants are out of administer estates of county custody on $100,000 bail. residents who die without a will Ms. Yagi and Mr. Wong had or an appropriate person will- access to decedents’ cash, stock ing and able to act as the estate certificates, bank accounts and administrator. valuable items such as jewelry, Both resigned their jobs in late according to the federal pros2011. Mr. Wong had been with ecutors’ statement. the county since 2008, and Ms. During the county’s investiYagi since 2000, Mr. Wasgstaffe gation “... We discovered a box said. of items from many different Mr. Fox took the initiative to estates in a place that only Wong shift responsibility for the Public and Yagi had access to. That Administrator division from the they had items from many difDA to the public health depart- ferent estates in a box that was ment in mid-2010; Mr. Wagstaffe not under lock-and-key with completed the transfer in July the public administrator,� Ms. 2011. The change was meant to Thaw said. “consolidate the public adminThe department will be conistrator’s office with the public tacting heirs and beneficiaries to guardian’s office for efficiency the estates, Ms. Thaw said, but purposes,� Mr. Wagstaffe said. would not speculate how many The arrests stemmed from a cases were mishandled nor on county investigation that began how long it might take to resolve after the public health depart- the cases and what the monetary ment took over. losses might be. After questioning, Ms. Yagi If convicted, the defendants and Mr. Wong left their jobs could face maximum prison “with very little notice,� Mr. sentences of five years on the Wong in mid-November 2011 conspiracy charge and 10 years and Ms. Yagi in early December on the theft charge, prosecutors 2011, said health department said.

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Getting Ready for a New Owner Dear Monica: I have just sold my house and it is closing escrow this week. The new owner is moving in as soon as I move out. What are the rules regarding the condition the property should be in when I leave? Beth G.

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Hillview rebuild moves to final stages By Elena Kadvany Special to the Almanac

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ellow tape and construction workers have been a fixture at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park for the past 15 months. But the end is near. The school is moving toward the final stages of construction on the campus at Santa Cruz and Elder avenues, according to Ahmad Sheikholeslami, director of facility planning and construction for the Menlo Park City School District. Portable classrooms have been removed from Hillview or demolished. School furnishings and materials are being stored in the gym or have been moved into the new two-story school

buildings. On June 28, major demolition activities began and will continue for the next month, he said in an announcement. In the next two months, the contractor will complete all the site work for the new school, from an interior courtyard to the road that leads into the new school, as well as most of the landscaping, he said. To prepare for the start of the 2012-2013 school year on Sept. 4, the contractor is working on completing the school’s interior spaces — 48 classrooms, including specialized classrooms for computers, music, choir, broadcast, science, industrial technology, art and special needs. The

district will furnish the classrooms. A new synthetic, all-purpose athletic field is scheduled to be completed by Dec. 1. The field will be shared with the city of Menlo Park. A grand opening celebration, complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and classroom tours, is set for Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at 1100 Elder Ave. in Menlo Park. All community members are welcome to attend. A

■ Go to tinyurl.com/Hillview-629 for more information from the district webiste. Near the top is a video Hillview students made of the new campus.

Questions remain in Menlo Park man’s death By Sandy Brundage Almanac Staff Writer

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enlo Park businessman and resident Lawrence Cronin, 67, was stabbed during a robbery attempt in March. His family said the San Mateo County coroner told them it had been ruled a homicide. However, Menlo Park police issued a press release saying the coroner’s report concluded the manner of death is “undetermined.” Two men attacked Mr. Cronin as he stepped outside his insurance brokerage at 1100 Alma St.

around 9:45 p.m. on March 26, police said. He was reported in stable condition following treatment for multiple stab wounds at a local hospital. The assailants were both described as Hispanic and about 5-foot-8-inches tall, with short hair and thin builds. Investigators released a sketch of one suspect. Mr. Cronin died on May 30. An immediate relative said that the coroner informed the family on June 27 that the cause of death was determined to be homicide. The coroner’s office

declined to discuss the case with the Almanac. His family held a funeral service on June 5 at Church of the Nativity in Menlo Park, followed by a reception at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton. Mr. Cronin enjoyed playing basketball as well as spending time with loved ones, according to longtime friend Doug Lawrence. The investigation remains ongoing, according to police, who had no explanation as to why the family had different information regarding the coroner’s report.

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enlo Vacuum & Fixit shop, a 50-year-old Menlo Park institution, is changing owners on Monday, Aug. 2. Bill Wagner started working at the shop, which repairs all manner of household appliances from vacuums to toasters, when he was a sophomore at Menlo-

Atherton High School in 1973. He has been the owner for about 30 years. He is passing the keys to longtime employee George Lynch, who bought the store from Mr. Wagner. The shop is at 1179 El Camino Real, between Santa Cruz and Oak Grove avenues in Menlo Park. “George has been with me about 25 years. It’s a natural pro-

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cleaned including carpets, if they are visibly soiled. When you take down pictures and TVs, don’t leave the nails or bolts in the walls. And when you remove the nails don’t leave visible holes in the walls. Patch and touch up the paint if possible. The new owner will really appreciate this. It’s different if the property is clearly going to be remodeled or upgraded before the new owner moves in. Then you don’t need to go to any lengths to clean before you leave. It’s all going to be changed anyway.

gression for him to buy the place and I retire from it,” he said. “I put my time in a good business and I know he will carry it on as I did.” Mr. Wagner, who lives in Monterey, will continue a job as the production manager for the Monterey Jazz Festival. Visit tinyurl.com/Fix-630 to see a 2010 Almanac story on the shop by Sean Howell. A

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Fireworks return to the Port of Redwood City this year.

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guard. The Rodeo Queen and her court of princesses will also be on hand. Family entertainment will include a clown, pony rides, a mechanical bull, and a petting zoo. Food and beverages will be available. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for kids, and free for those 5 and under. The Mounted Patrol will also hold a dinner-dance at the Mounted Patrol grounds, starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 3. For tickets, call 851-8300. Redwood City

Redwood City festivities begin at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday with the annual pancake breakfast hosted by the city’s fire department at Station 9, 755 Marshall St. Breakfast is $6 for adults and $4 for children. The popular parade, now in its 74th year, starts at 10 a.m. at Marshall Street at the corner of Winslow Street and ends near Alden Street. This year’s theme is “A Salute to Agriculture.” The Independence Day Festival goes on from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Broadway downtown area. The festival includes arts and crafts booths, food and drink for sale to benefit nonprofit organizations, and a kids’ area with a jump house, clowns, face painting and magician Phil Ackerley. The Woodside Terrace A.M. Kiwanis Club will once again hold its annual carnival in the county government parking lot, corner of Veterans Boulevard and Middlefield Road. The carnival will feature family-oriented rides that parents and children can enjoy together, such as the Ferris Wheel, Berry-Go-Round, Dragon Wagon and the fun house. Also in Redwood City is the annual Parade Run, a 5K event that benefits the Redwood City Education Foundation. The

run starts at 8:45 at Brewster Avenue and Arguello Street. Information is a paraderun. org. Old Fashioned Fourth

For history buffs, the San Mateo County History Museum at 2200 Broadway will host “An Old-Fashioned Fourth” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can hand-churn vanilla ice cream and make crafts from the 1880s, including whirligigs and parachutes. The event costs $2.50 for adults and $1.50 for seniors and students. Go to historysmc.org or call 299-0104. In addition, a classic car show will be in Courthouse Square from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chili Cook-off

Eighteen teams are expected to compete this year in the 31st annual Chili Cook-off. The annual event has drawn teams from local nonprofits and at least five new teams will face off against groups of returning chefs from noon to 5 p.m. on July Fourth at Mitchell Park, 600 E. Meadow Drive. There will be disco, funk, soul and Latin music by the band The Hitmen, line dancing with Hedy McAdams, food vendors, face painting and other kids’ activities. Admission is free, with a small fee for chili-tasting kits. Tasting starts at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 3292366.

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Celebrating a life Portola Valley resident Martin Litton, right, enjoys an interlude looking at photos of a river rafting trip with friends Nani Venegas, left, and her husband Michael Powers. The occasion was “Martinis with Martin,” a two-hour celebration of Mr. Litton’s life’s work and many significant achievements as a champion of the environment. Sequoia ForestKeeper hosted the two-hour event, with actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. as MC.

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town should have phoned the school community rather than releasing a statement. “We’re extremely disheartened and really disappointed,” she said. “You can’t place enough importance on the value of this school.” “It’s unbelievable to me that you have taken this action,” resident Gaja Frampton told the council. “This is my first experience with you and it’s terrible. I urge you, please, please, urge you to reconsider purchasing Al’s Nursery.” A community meeting is set for Wednesday, July 11, to talk about the town’s plans for the property. Mayor Derwin, who noted that her two sons attended Windmill, offered school backers a separate meeting to discuss a home for the school, but the audience greeted it with scattered jeers. Earlier defeat

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The town had an earlier affordable housing plan that was rejected by voters. In 2003, the council rezoned 3.6 acres near the corner of Alpine and Portola roads group for 15 to 20 small homes. Residents angry about higher housing densities and their presumed effects on property values put a referendum on the ballot, and a narrow majority overturned the zoning decision. In a statement with regard to the new affordable housing

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plan, Mayor Derwin said: “With this parcel, we finally have the opportunity to provide housing to people who work in our community and love Portola Valley but can’t afford to live here.” At the June 27 meeting, resident Bernie Bayuk said highdensity housing does not belong in Portola Valley. “It’s unusual to be able to live where you work,” he said. “Once you set a precedent permitting high density housing in Portola Valley, you will have planted a seed.” “Maybe you have to do it,” resident Allan Brown said, “but I’m not sure that time wouldn’t be better spent trying to change that (affordable housing) law.” “From a neighborhood stand-

point, the proposal will be a drastic change in density,” said resident Bud Eisberg, who lives close by on Wyndham Drive. “Why not build the units in Blue Oaks?” When Mark Bronder, a 22-year resident of Wyndham Drive, rose to speak, unlike the other speakers he turned away from the council for half a minute to cheerily identify audience members who had lived in Portola Valley longer than he had. “I’m a newbie,” he said. “I don’t want high-density housing in this town, especially not near me,” Mr. Bronder said, turning his attention to the council. “Sounds to me like you guys got out-negotiated by Blue Oaks and threw us under the bus. You know, that’s going to change the character of.” He broke off, then continued: “Your job is to serve us and keep the character of the town!” Mr. Bronder took a step or two toward the council. “We’re ready to get legal counsel,” he said, “if everybody’s ready to chip in.” A

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■ Jeffrey Hester and Emma Sharer, both of Menlo Park, are among the 525 recent graduates of Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Jeffrey is the son of Diane and Jerry Hester. Emma is the daughter of Kay O’Neill and Peter Sharer. The college’s 130th commencement ceremony was held May 21. ■ Kelly R. Joyce of Menlo Park is a recent graduate of Boston

University, where she received a bachelor of science degree in business administration. The university awarded academic degrees to 6,098 graduates. ■ Andrew Wayne Davison of Woodside received a bachelor of arts degree from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, on May 12 at the university’s 144th commencement.

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Dog maroons self in raccoon chase By Dave Boyce Almanac Staff Writer

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daylong spree of smashing car windows in Menlo Park came to an abrupt end when police responded to a call of vandalism in progress. At the scene: A red Ford 2002 pickup truck like the one spotted at the scenes of earlier crimes, and two suspects. A third suspect turned up during the course of the investigation, Menlo Park police said. Police spokeswoman Nicole Acker said investigators are

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captured him and carried him safely back to the ground, the chief said. The dog’s owner had also climbed the tree, though not as far as her dog, but firefighters persuaded her not to climb higher -- for her own safety, Chief Schapelhouman said. The family asked not to be identified, Chief Schapelhouman said. Did Guinness learn a lesson? Only time will tell. “In my 32 years in the Fire Service, we have been asked to

rescue many cats in trees and while we have rescued dogs from pipes, culverts, under homes and many other locations closer to the ground, I have never seen or heard of a dog that could climb a tree,” Chief Schapelhouman said in a statement. “I’m glad this had such a positive ending. Guinness is an amazing animal.” Go to tinyurl.com/AthertonDog for a video of dog rescue posted by the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. Click on the small “play” button in the lower left side of the video screen.

still figuring out whether the trio carried out all the recent attacks on inanimate objects in Menlo Park: Eight car windows shattered by BB gun on June 25 alone; another five windshields broken last week; and four mailboxes blown up or beaten during the past three weeks. One mailbox belonged to the new Menlo Park home of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, sources said. The firecracker not only destroyed the box, but also the mail, leading some to wonder

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not only in our ears, but in our hearts and minds, the effect lasting long after the performance is over,” artistic directors Finckel and Han wrote in the season brochures. They have assembled a program of 45 guest artists, 13 of whom will be making their festival debut. The range of music represented in this summer’s festival includes both commonly heard

chamber composers such as Bach and Bartok, and modern composers new to Music@ Menlo: Paul Schoenfield, Chen Yi, Bernard Herrmann and others. Performances will be held at Menlo School in Atherton, at the Performing Arts Center at Menlo-Atherton High School, and at St. Mark’s Episcopal

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County voters can change how they elect supervisors By Sandy Brundage Almanac Staff Writer

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n November, 32 years after San Mateo County voters rejected the idea, today’s voters will have a chance to change the way they elect supervisors. The Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 on June 26 to add a measure to the ballot that lets voters decide whether to elect supervisors by district instead of the current method, countywide. San Mateo County is the only county in California that holds at-large (countywide) elections for its supervisors. A lawsuit filed against the board by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights brought the issue back into the spotlight. The suit alleges that at-large elections prevent minorities and lower-

income residents from being elected, but there are other reasons to consider the change, according to District 1 Supervisor Dave Pine. The District 4 election results from June 5 mirror the countywide results, with the two candidates who advanced to the runoff, Warren Slocum and Shelly Masur, with 21 percent and 19 percent of the vote respectively, maintaining their positions in the district they hope to represent. But those results don’t really correlate with how a by-district election may have gone. Supervisor Dave Pine lost within his district by a couple hundred votes during the 2011 special election, but won county-wide. He attributed that to a campaign strategy that focused on other

areas of the county. “It was a weird outcome of the at-large system. I’m not the first to have done that; there were a couple cases in the early 70s,� he said. “If it had been district only, I would have run a very different campaign.� Mr. Pine, who served on the charter committee that recommended the county let voters choose how supervisors are elected, said he supports bydistrict elections, although his four colleagues on the Board of Supervisors don’t. In 1978, and again in 1980, the electorate stayed with the at-large system by margins of 52 percent and 56.5 percent respectively, according to Mr. Pine. He said the county demographic is very different now, and more diverse.

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Her friends and family will remember Sally for her strength of spirit, her sharp wit, and her impeccable taste and sense of style. A fourth generation Californian, she is survived by her 4 children, Janet Belton, Stacey Belton Rutherford, Mark Belton, & Logan Belton, her 5 grandchildren, her brother, Doug Shepard, & nieces, Alison Knapp & Meredith Jarigese. Donations may be made to VITAS Hospice Charitable Fund, 670 N. McCarthy Blvd. Ste 220, Milpitas CA 95035. www.vitascharityfund.org PA I D

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nter the meeting room of the Menlo Park Library and experience something seemingly out of place: a group of teenagers talking loudly and excitedly, eating snacks and discussing literature. This is the Teen Advisory Group (TAG), a handful of teenagers interested in helping the library and reading books together. At the most recent meeting last week, they chose the reading material for this year’s summer book club. The group is run by Angela Kroner, who also assists with activities during the year. TAG is supported by the Friends of the Library, the members of which provide free books and snacks. TAG plans other ways to reach out to teens as well as the book club, mainly connected to the annual summer reading program, which offers

prizes and an end-of-summer party to try to entice more teens to visit the library and read. The theme this year is freedom — “the library is yours ... to be free and to express yourself,� said Ms. Kroner, referring to the teenage participants and to the party. Programs have been lacking some “momentum� because the library was closed for remolding, explained Ms. Kroner. The group also plans to continue organizing teen contests, such as the recent one for best photo. The next TAG meeting will be at the main Menlo Park Library, located at 800 Alma St. in the Civic Center, on Thursday, July 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. It is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Email kroner@plsinfo.org to contact Angela Kroner and get more information. Visit tinyurl.com/Read-630 for more information on TAG. A

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Public comment sought on plastic bag ban report Those plastic bags at the local grocery store are a step closer to extinction. Menlo Park and 24 other Peninsula cities may restrict the use of single-use carryout bags, and San Mateo County has released a draft environmental impact report to explore the effects. The ban targets single-use bags, except those used by restaurants and for produce, and would also implement a 10 cent fee for paper bags until Dec. 31, 2014, and then hike the fee to 25 cents per paper bag. Go to tinyurl.com/MP-bag to review the draft EIR online. The document also may be reviewed at the community development resource desk at the Civic Center at 701 Laurel St. in Menlo Park. The only public hearing on the draft report, which was released June 22, will be held by the San Mateo County Planning Commission on July 11 at 9 a.m. in 400 County Center in Redwood City. Written comments may be submitted to envhealth@ smcgov.org through the close of business on Aug. 6. Menlo Park will hold an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, in the Arrillaga Recreation Center at 600 Alma St. Comments will not be entered into the record. To help residents make the switch away from plastic, the city has reusable shopping bags available at the administration building in the Civic Center.

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Free compost Menlo Park residents can grab up to six garbage cans’ worth of free compost on Saturday, July 7, from sunrise to sunset while the supply lasts. Bring a shovel, containers, and proof of residency to Bedwell Bayfront Park, located near the intersection of Marsh Road and Bayfront Expressway.

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val artists and Chamber Music Institute students in the process of preparing to perform. The day will also include the season’s first Cafe Conversation, at 11:45 a.m. Held at the open house and on every weekday during the festival, the talks will feature artists mulling over many subjects related to music and the arts. In the evening, a “Prelude Performance� of young musicians starts at 6 p.m. in Martin Family Hall (free tickets required), followed by an 8 p.m. ticketed concert in Stent Family

Hall. The program, “Sustained,� features Schubert’s Fantasy in C Major, Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A Major, and Beethoven’s Piano Trio in E-flat Major. The first in the festival’s eightpart concert series, “Sustained: Finding Strength,� includes Anthony McGill playing clarinet and Juho Pohjonen playing piano. The program will be repeated at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at the Performing Arts Center at Menlo-Atherton. The series continues with

concerts in Atherton and Palo Alto featuring various combinations of the festival musicians. Returning artists include married singers Sasha Cooke and Kelly Markgraf, violinist Jorja Fleezanis and pianist Gilbert Kalish. The final concert program will be “Delighted: Music for the Fun of It,� to be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Stent Family Hall; and at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Menlo-Atherton center. The celebratory music includes Trio for Violin Clarinet and Piano by Paul Schoenfield; and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Allegro brillant� in A Major for

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Special Events See Page 5 for information on local July Fourth activities. Menlo Park Kids Triathlon The 1st annual Kids Triathlon at Burgess Pool and Park. There will be various waves and distances available for 6 and under, up to 14 years old. The event is a partnership with the city of Menlo Park and Menlo Swim and Sport and produced by Threshold Racing. July 7, 8:30-11:30 a.m. $45. Burgess Pool & Park, 501 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Call 650-3302232. www.thresholdracinginc.com Frida and Diego: Mexican Originals This presentation highlights their artistic contributions, follows their odyssey as a couple, and highlights their important connections to the Bay Area. July 10, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $3 for members and $5 for others. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025, ext. 229. www.penvol. org/littlehouse

On Stage ‘Curse of the Starving Class’ Stanford Summer Theater’s production of Sam Shepard’s “Curse of the Starving Class,” directed by Rush Rehm. July 19-Aug. 12, Thu.-Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. $25 general, $15 for seniors and students. Pigott Theater, Memorial Auditorium, Stanford. Call 650-723-0485. sst.stanford.edu

Concerts Primary Colors featuring Nate Pruitt Vocalist Nate Pruitt and guitarist Rick Vandivier are Primary Colors, a jazz and blues duo often featuring other musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area. Their music, although primarily jazz and blues, also includes elements of swing, soul, pop, spiritual, and Latin styles and even a yodel. July 9, 6-8 p.m. Downtown Jazz, 2600 block of Broadway, Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/events/ jazz.html

Dance Dancing on the Square - Waltz Waltz with Imperial Dance Club A 30-minute demonstration then continues with public participation. July 10, Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. www.redwoodcity. org/events/Dancing.html

Exhibits ‘Sculpture from the Fisher Collection’ This exhibit features pieces by John Chamberlain, Sol LeWitt Claes Oldenburg and Martin Puryear, together with Carl Andre’s Copper-Zinc Plain, a floor piece com-

posed of 36 tiles; and John Chamberlain’s Bijou, a large early work made of crushed automobiles and paint. Wed.-Sun.; Feb. 29-Oct. 13, 2013; open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Thurs. until 8 p.m.). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu Stanford Art Spaces - Stanford University Paintings by Ben Alexy, Watercolor, Ink, and Mixed Media by Valerie P. Cohen & Paintings by Kyungsoo Lee are on exhibit at the Paul G. Allen Art Spaces on the Stanford University Campus. From July 6 to Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Stanford Art Spaces, 420 Via Palou, Stanford. Call 650-725-3622. cis.stanford.edu~marigros

Kids & Families Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo Ongoing exhibits at the museum and zoo include “Bobcat Ridge,” “Africa’s Bats,” exhibits on physics and math, and a “Buzzz” display on insects and spiders. Museum hours: Tue.-Sat. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo, 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. www. friendsjmz.org Musician Patricia Shih will present a program celebrating books and reading. A fun, interactive event for the whole family. July 10, 10-11 a.m. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org Portola Valley Library Infant Storytime Rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories for the very young. For infants 0-18 months old. July 2-30, 11-11:30 a.m. Portola Valley Library , Portola Valley Library , Portola Valley . Call 650-851-0560. www.smcl.org Portola Valley Library presents Bubble Lady, who sculpts and forms bubbles from a variety of wands and bubble trumpets. For all ages. July 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 0 Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. www.smcl.org Tales From the Enchanted Forest Puppet Show Nick Barone Puppets presents two original tales, “the Biggest Little Bug” and “The Grumpy Old Tree”. June 9, 3-4 p.m. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 328-2422. www.smcl.org

Film Movies on the Square - We Bought a Zoo A widowed father buys a dilapidated zoo in hopes of making a fresh start. While facing enormous odds to keep the zoo open, he must find the courage to recommit to his children. July 5, 8:45 p.m. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City.

Live Music Music on the Square - Duran Duran Tribute Paying homage to a band as prolific as Duran Duran is tricky business. This is the goal of tribute band Duran Duran Duran. July 6, 6-8 p.m. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. www.redwoodcity. org/events/musiconthesquare.html

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“Oxford Public Telly” is one of the paintings by Jerry Peters to be featured in “Vintage Trucks and New Works” during July at the Portola Art Gallery in the Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road in Menlo Park. A reception for the artist will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 7.

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both take classes there. Mr. However, Mr. Peters has also Peters happened across a draw- been “branching out,” he said, ing class, and soon completed adding to his repertoire more many other art classes, experi- outdoor scenes and still lives, menting with various such as flowers and mediums and techcups of cappuccino niques. He said prefers coffee. The variety of acrylics because of their subjects are “a little short drying time. eclectic right now,” he “Vintage Trucks and said. New Works” will feature Portola Art 20 paintings, including Gallery is in the Allied many of his signature Arts Guild at 75 Arbor Jerry Peters acrylics of old trucks. Road in Menlo Park. He saw the first three Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 of these trucks while driving p.m. A reception for the artists with his wife through Napa; will be held Saturday, July 7, they inspired a number of his from 1 to 4 p.m. earliest works and continue to Go to jppetersart.com to see influence his art today. more of his art. A

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usan Elwart Hall, an Atherton artist with an impressionistic style, is opening a new show, where she embraces the plein air tradition. She is the featured artist at Viewpoint Gallery, 315 State St. in Los Altos, through Aug. 4. A reception for the artist will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 8. Her exhibit covers a range of subjects, from flowers and landscapes to jugs and people. She is concentrating on plein air paintings and portraiture, but is including still lives and figurative work in her show as well. She says she paints directly on site, and searches for simplicity in her technique. Her artistic training has varied, from interior design to illustration.

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N POLICE CALLS This information is from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent until convicted. MENLO PARK Residential burglary report: ■ Losses estimated at $5,500 in breakin through rear-door window and theft of two laptop computers, miscellaneous jewelry and $1,000 in cash, Donohoe St., June 25. Commercial burglary reports: ■ Juvenile released to his mother after allegedly concealing merchandise in his empty backpack and being detained in parking lot by “loss prevention agents,”

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istening to Dave Bragg, 34, reel off the many demands on his time is dizzying: A father of three young children, Mr. Bragg also juggles being a firefighter with owning a construction company with coaching football and Little League with volunteering for Rebuilding Peninsula with ... the list goes on. And now he’s added “run for Menlo Park City Council.” “I only do things I enjoy, and I enjoy a lot of things,” Mr. Bragg said. He allows that being elected would require some readjustment, a change from head coach to assistant coach, for instance. Thor Construction, a small business he co-founded with wife Anna, already pretty much runs itself, he said, and a firefighter’s schedule offers enough flexibility to leave Tuesday nights open for council meetings. The non-political community involvement is one of Mr. Bragg’s selling points; he said he thinks he’ll connect with an under-represented portion of Menlo Park — the people focused on raising their families and running their businesses rather than becoming enmeshed in city government. The top three issues facing Menlo Park from his perspective: implementing the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan; retaining small businesses; and finding new revenue streams to help balance the budget. Housing for an aging population is also high on his list of interests. He praised Councilman Andy Cohen’s championing of in-law units on existing properties. “We have three generations here in our house. Being able to age in place and have family live near you on your property is a fantastic idea,” he said. Mr. Bragg’s mother-in-law currently lives with their family. A Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq, he’s been with the

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Dave Bragg, 34, gets his hair cut at the Santa Cruz Barber Shop, where his 6-year-old son now gets his trimmed as well. The firefighter hopes his ties to families in the community help his bid for a seat on the Menlo Park City Council.

Menlo Park Fire Protection District for almost nine years, leading to the inevitable question about pension reform. He voted against Measure L, but said he was “100 percent on board” with some type of reform to public pay and benefits. “[Measure L] was ballot box budgeting. In a bad economy, any time you put something on the ballot that says ‘we have to save money,’ they’re going to vote for it. There are ways to negotiate with unions; the ballot is only one of them.” His main argument against Measure L, which applies to new hires, is that it won’t change the city’s budget for about 15 years. “If we have to make a budget change, I want to make decisions that change the budget today, not 15 years from now,” he said. “There’s not a public employee out there, myself included, who would ever want to bankrupt the city, because then we wouldn’t have jobs. I don’t think public employees were represented well in this thing.” A newcomer to the political arena, Mr. Bragg chose to start with a run for city coun-

cil instead of volunteering on a commission because of the variety of issues elected officials tackle. As might be expected from his current list of activities, variety is preferred. Early endorsements include the presidents of Menlo-Atherton Little League and Pop Warner football, and, unofficially, the firefighters union. The candidate said he plans to meet with those active in the Menlo Park political scene as well as small business and property owners, although he’s “still trying to figure out the huge importance of talking to every retired mayor in town.” As of June 29, Mr. Bragg is one of three seeking election to the council, with Transportation Commissioner Ray Mueller and incumbent Kelly Fergusson as the other early entrants to the race. Mr. Cohen is also up for re-election but has not announced whether he’ll run. The candidate filing period starts July 16 and ends Aug. 10, with a five-day extension if either incumbent chooses not to run.

Draeger’s Supermarket at 1010 University Drive, June 24. ■ Menlo Park man arrested on seconddegree burglary charges after allegedly ordering two drinks, drinking them and leaving restaurant without paying for them, Celia’s Mexican Restaurant at 1850 El Camino Real, June 23. Theft reports: ■ Loss estimated at $500 in theft of unlocked bicycle from bike rack, 600 block of Santa Cruz Ave., June 22. ■ Losses estimated at $500 in theft of wallet with $400 cash in it from open window of unlocked vehicle, 800 block of Berkeley Ave., June 27. ■ Losses of $424 unauthorized use of debit card, reported at main police station at 701 Laurel St., June 22. Child Protective Services report: 200 block of Waverley St., June 27.

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outh Peninsula residents will see much more interesting races for out to voters all over the county if she hopes to close the gap. supervisor in the years ahead if county voters approve a measure Another significant drawback of county-wide campaigns is the difslated for the Nov. 6 ballot to elect supervisors by district, rather ficulty of minority candidates to gain enough traction to get elected. than at large. It is likely that supervisors agreed to allow voters to decide on the The five supervisors in office unanimously agreedto let the elector- matter in response to a lawsuit filed last year that claims the at-large ate have their say, even though a majority of the board opposes district system discriminates against minorities. Hispanics and Asians each elections. Two years ago the board chose, on a 4-1 vote, to disregard a represent about 25 percent of the county’s population, but no Asian Charter Review Commission’s 14-2 recommendation to let the voters and only one Hispanic, Ruben Barrales in 1992, has been elected to decide the issue. Then-supervisor Rich Gordon cast the dissenting the board. vote. The supervisors’ race that will be decided in November is a perSan Mateo is the only county in the state that confect example of how voting by district could have tinues to hold onto the at-large election model, which given local voters a much more lively campaign. Mr. EDI TORI AL requires candidates to live in their district but run Slocum’s edge would have been diminished and the county-wide. Over the years, sitting supervisors often stock of Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith and City The opinion of The Almanac retired early, opening the door for a new member to Council member Andy Cohen would have gone up, be appointed and then run in the next election as a as well as that of Ms. Masur and two candidates incumbent, a huge advantage. from East Palo Alto. All the candidates were reasonably well known In recent supervisorial elections, challengers have faired poorly in the district and could have focused their appeals directly to local against incumbents or well-known candidates, such as former sher- voters. iff Don Horsley, who defeated Coastside challenger April Vargas in But regardless of how sensible voting-by-district looks on paper, it a runoff. A more recent example is the wide margin of victory (39 has been 32 years since voters last turned down the idea in 1980 and percent to 21 percent) oflongtime chief elections officer and assessor- before that in 1978. Board president Adrienne Tissier, who voted to county clerk-recorder Warren Slocum over Redwood City School retain county-wide elections in 2010, told a reporter that while she District board member Shelley Masur in a seven-person race for continues to believe at-large voting is preferable, she wants to look at supervisor. Now Mr. Slocum, a Redwood City resident, has to be given the issue again “to let the electorate determine whether or not it’s the the edge to win the seat in a runoff with Ms. Masur in November. The right decision.” prize is the District 4 seat now held by termed-out supervisor Rose In our view, the South County and the Coastside would be much Jacobs Gibson of East Palo Alto. better served by district elections, which would bring supervisors It would be much easier for candidates who are well-known in their into much sharper focus with local voters. Coastside residents often district but not county-wide to mount a successful — and affordable complain that their region has rarely, if ever, had adequate representa— campaign. Warren Slocum has self-funded much of his campaign, tion on the board. But supporters of district elections may again have but might not need to spend all of the $100,000-plus that he has an uphill battle, since a change in the law will have to be approved raised. Ms. Masur will have to spend that amount or more to reach by — you guessed it — a county-wide vote!

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Don’t overlook operating expenses in big projects Editor: First the Burgess Pool, now the M-A Performing Arts Center. Someone needs to explain to the Menlo Park City Council the difference between capital expenses and operating expenses; namely, the fact that you can afford to build it doesn’t mean you can afford to run it. Hopefully someone will remember that the next time a fancy new building for the city is proposed. Brian Schar Laurel Street, Menlo Park

School board needs to explain its actions Editor: In regard to the June 27 story titled, “Audit shows lax oversight, murky bookkeeping”: The five-member Portola Valley School District Board failed to meet its supervisory responsibilities and showed poor judgment by: 1) Failing to establish audit and budget committees to

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The Atherton Town Hall was completed in 1929 at a cost of $17,500, which included space for the police station and council chambers. Soon after its inauguration, a branch of the San Mateo County library moved into a small space at the police station and expanded into an adjacent building in 1968. The library continues to occupy that space today.

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oversee district finances before the current debacle; 2) Merging the positions of district superintendent and chief business officer, which undercut financial supervision checks and balances; 3) Failing to perform a formal search for the new permanent district superintendent to provide proper credibility for their choice. The district board should make a formal statement regretting their lax oversight and apologizing to the community of Portola Valley for the consequences to the school

district. Samuel Strober Minoca Road, Portola Valley

Size of library should not be a factor Editor: Given the importance of determining the Atherton Library location it is not surprising that there is much controversy and debate. As a ballot measure, it’s important that the discussion be a positive engagement centered on facts. What is surprising and of equal but less visible impor-

tance is an underlying debate over the size of the Atherton Library and who it will serve. As a member of the San Mateo County Library System, the Atherton Branch Library’s mandate is to serve the general public’s information needs, to serve the public interest, and be open and welcoming of every community member. The Atherton Library has been serving Atherton and unincorporated San Mateo County areas for many years. With over 9,400 Atherton Library cardholders, it cerContinued on next page

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tainly seems appropriate and reasonable to conclude that the Atherton Library serves a broader community and that the library should continue to serve those community members and any other person interested in availing themselves of the wonderful public library services we all enjoy. However, current and former council persons express the notion that the library should

be sized to only accommodate Atherton residents because only town residents are paying for the new building via the Donor City Fund. This is a troubling sentiment in that a community as fortunate as ours would consider deliberately planning a library centered on only accommodating themselves, when in fact they can afford to do otherwise. Do we want to be defined as a community not interested in sharing a place that provides opportunities for learning and literacy for all? I certainly hope not.

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filled with currant jelly. Sommelier Eric Entrikin has prepared a menu of artisan cocktails in addition to wine and beer. The restaurant’s interior has been designed by architect Mark Stevens of the firm Architecture & Light. The light-filled contemporary dining room is decorated in earth-tones, along with “meaty” reds, a mix of wall coverings and walnut millwork.

There is some booth seating, a glass-enclosed kitchen, and a stone-topped bar with a lounge area separated from the dining room by a zigzag faux cowhide wall. LB Steak occupies the former location of Marche restaurant, which closed in March 2011. The restaurant is open daily and reservations are available through OpenTable.com. The telephone number is 321-8980.

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the issue, the agreement seemed the town’s planning process to on the verge of coming apart build, also in the park, perma- at the seams as the discussion nent Little League facilities that progressed. would include seating for 200; Saying that she was happy the and a plan being developed to council majority had come to rebuild the Town Center, at its agreement on the library vote, present location, with donated Councilwoman Lewis neverthefunds. less said she was confused by the Although the council didn’t second part of the staff recomvote specifically to put the three mendation calling for a vote on measures on the ballot, the “other potential park and Town four members present directed Center improvements.” Interim City Manager Theresa Mayor Widmer explained DellaSanta to bring the matter that the most significant park back to the council on July 25, improvement he wants to seek along with proposed ballot lan- voter input on is the proposed guage. Councilman Dobbie was Little League facilities. Ms. absent. Lewis argued against putting Mayor Widmer and Ms. McK- anything more on the ballot eithen indicated they were com- than the library issue, saying mitted to the library vote, “the rest muddies the water.” assuring that the question will Mr. Widmer rejected that be on the ballot with at least argument, noting that the three four-fifths counissues would be precil support. sented separately In bringing the three measures ‘We envision no — question to the with yes-or-no other course of options. And Ms. council June 29, the mayor and chalaction that might McKeithen Councilwoman lenged Ms. Lewis’ begin the healing assertion that the McKeithen prepared a statement process we believe Town Center issue that restated isn’t controversial their support for to be necessary at like the library, a library in the and that therefore this time.’ park, but noted: a vote isn’t needed. COUNCIL MEMBERS “... exchanges As the debate B ILL WIDMER AND K ATHY continue to be grew testier and MCKEITHEN heated, mistook on increasrepresentations ingly personal abound and we are deeply sad- tones, Mayor Widmer abruptly dened by the present state of slammed the gavel down and affairs. announced a recess, during “As a consequence, and not- which he conferred with Ms. withstanding our belief that a DellaSanta. When the meeting vote on this subject is not the reconvened, he announced that ideal course to take, we are the interim manager was agreerequesting that the ... Coun- able to including only the Little cil vote to place the issue of League question, and dropping a library in the Park on the the Town Center vote. upcoming November ballot. Councilwoman McKeithen “We envision no other course strongly opposed that plan, of action that might begin the however, successfully pushing healing process we believe to be for including all three questions necessary at this time.” on the ballot. In the end, the vote to present Not all peace and ballot arguments on all three harmony issues to the council in July was Although early in the meeting 4-0, with Councilwoman Lewis it appeared that the four council saying, “If this is the only way members present would arrive (residents) can have a voice, and at rapprochement after so many we have to bundle them with months of locking horns over other things, I’ll vote yes.” A

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140 Lost & Found $500 reward for lost bracelet Lost gold with diamonds Yurman bracelet on Memorial day @ Stanford shopping center or Town & Country. $500 reward offered for return . Call Sandy @ 650-400-5195 please.

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145 Non-Profits Needs

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150 Volunteers

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120 Auctions

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155 Pets Friendly, Happy Kittens!

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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 Glenda Timmerman Piano 25 years exp. MA. 650/938-0582

201 Autos/Trucks/ Parts Dodge 2005 Dakota Quad Cab 2005 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab — LOW MILES — 55,000 Based on KBB “Condition Quiz” this truck is in “GOOD” to “VERY GOOD” condition. KBB’s private party price is between: $15,106 and $14,831 Will sell for $14,000 OBO White Exterior, Grey Interior — Runs GREAT! — Recently Serviced — CARFAX report available — DMV Registration Current — Viewing by appt. only Engine: V8 — Transmission: Automatic — Drivetrain: 4WD — ABS — Power Steering — Tilt Wheel — Air Conditioning — Sliding Rear Window — Power Windows — Power Door Locks — Cruise Control — AM/FM Stereo — CD (Single Disc) — Dual Air Bags — Power Driver’s Seat — Bed Liner — Towing Package — Alloy Wheels — Front driver’s seat needs a seat cover Lance Squire extended cab over camper 1991 Squire model 8000 - $1,810

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202 Vehicles Wanted

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210 Garage/Estate Sales

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215 Collectibles & Antiques Fabmo Special Sale June 30

235 Wanted to Buy Sell Your Gold Jewelry and Get Cash! Ranked #1 on NBC`s Today Show - SellYourGold. Call to Request a Free Appraisal 1- 888-650-1019. (Cal-SCAN)

Furnishings/Household Items - $35-$600 Garage Sale ..Multi -Units Plantation $200.00

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Therien Walnut Dining Table - $4200.00

245 Miscellaneous

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345 Tutoring/ Lessons

203 Bicycles

Free sofa bed Sturdy sofa bed. Needs a slip cover.

Hope Street Music Studios In downtown Mtn. View Most instruments, voice All ages & levels (650)961-2192 www.hopestreetmusicstudios.com

Piano Lessons in your home Children and adults. Christina Conti, B.M. 15+ yrs exp. 650/493-6950

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240 Furnishings/ Household items

130 Classes & Instruction

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270 Tickets Mayhem Festival at Shoreline - $make offe

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615 Computers My Computer Works Computer problems? Viruses, spyware, email, printer issues, bad internet connections - FIX IT NOW! Professional, U.S.-based technicians. $25 off service. Call for immediate help. 1-888-865-0271 (Cal-SCAN)

620 Domestic Help Offered

624 Financial

640 Legal Services

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525 Adult Care Wanted

550 Business Opportunities

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560 Employment Information

340 Child Care Wanted

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445 Music Classes

330 Child Care Offered Nanny/Pet-sitter/Dog-walker!

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CleanFriendly Marcelina’s House Cleaning Service 20 years of exp. Good refs., reasonable prices, guaranteed work. 650754-3185 or 650-720-0279 Maria’s Housecleaning 18 years exp. Excellent refs. Good rates, own car. Maria (650)679-1675 or (650)207-4609 (cell) Marlem HouseCleaning House, Condos, Apartments, Office, Movein, Move-Out, Good References. “Serving All The Bay Area� 650-380-4114

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730 Electrical

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A FAST RESPONSE! Small Jobs Welcome. lic #545936 Bob 650-343-5125. www.HillsboroughElectric.com

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748 Gardening/ Landscaping

751 General Contracting

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ITALIAN PAINTER Residential/Commercial, Interior/ Exterior. Detailed prep work. 25 years experience. Excel. Refs. Call Domenico (650)421-6879

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SEECHANGE PARTNERS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 250857 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Seechange Partners, located at 170 Wildwood Way, Woodside, CA 94062, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): JANE TIGHT 170 Wildwood Way 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 10/04/2006. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on June 12, 2012. (ALM June 27, July 4, 11, 18, 2012) NAST, DE BRUTUS AND SHORTT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 250954 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Nast, De Brutus and Shortt, located at 243 Echo Lane, Portola Valley, CA 94028-7822, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): GEOFF BALDWIN 243 Echo Lane Portola Valley, CA 94028-7822 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 June 19, 2012. (ALM June 27, July 4, 11, 18, 2012) A1 PRIORITY NOTARY SERVICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 250729 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: A1 Priority Notary Services, located at 840 N. Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA 94401, San Mateo County; Mail Address: P.O. Box 117466, Burlingame, CA 94011. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): PATRICK B. CHENG 840 N. Delaware Street San Mateo, CA 94401 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 June 4, 2012. (ALM July 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012) THE ALDENWOOD GROUP FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 251122 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: The Aldenwood Group, located at 12 Hesketh Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): KATAHDIN DONNER, LLC 12 Hesketh Drive Menlo Park, CA 94025-5538 This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. 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 June 28, 2012. (ALM July 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012)

997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. CA-11-491211-AL Order No.: 6403603 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/28/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a

state or national bank, check drawn by 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, 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): ENRIQUE PEREZ AND MARIA D. PEREZ Recorded: 3/12/2008 as Instrument No. 2008-026300 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County, California; Date of Sale: 7/24/2012 at 1:00 PM PST Place of Sale: At the San Mateo Events Center, 2495 S. Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA 94403, in the Auction.com Room Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $202,057.98 The purported property address is: 1154 SEVIER AVENUE, MENLO PARK, CA 94025 Assessor's Parcel No. 062-091-160-2 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800280-2832 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-11-491211-AL . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. 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: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http:// www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 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 holders right's 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. TS No.: CA-11-491211-AL IDSPub #0029815 6/20/2012 6/27/2012 7/4/2012 ALM T.S. No. 20120057 Loan No.: 1514248/ATANASSOVA NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE UNDER DEED OF TRUST YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 6/7/2007 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that UNIONBANCAL MORTGAGE CORPORATION, as trustee, or successor trustee, or substituted trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by PETIA B. ATANASSOVA, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROEPRTY recorded 06/14/2007 in Book N/A Page N/A Inst. # 2007-090903 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Mateo County, California, and pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded 2/24/2012 in Book Page Inst. # 2012-024898 of said Officials Records, will sell on 7/11/2012 at 12:30 PM : At the Marshall St. entrance to the Hall of Justice and Records, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063 at public auction to the highest bidder for cash (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) (NOTE: CASHIER'S CHECK(S) MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO UNIONBANCAL MORTGAGE CORPORATION) 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 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: 415 8TH AVENUE , MENLO PARK, CA 94025 APN# 060-181-160 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance 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 $734,662.68. The Beneficiary may elect to bid less than the full credit bid. 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 Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee's Deed until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed, advances thereunder, with interest as provided therein, and the unpaid principal of the note secured by said deed with interest thereon as

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Parcel No. 068-294-090-3 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714573-1965 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-11-483087-AB. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. 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 619645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 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 holders right's 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. P952310 6/20, 6/27, 07/04/2012 ALM Trustee Sale No.: 20100015012840 Title Order No.: 100804798 FHA/ VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/23/2007. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/29/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-168202 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of SAN MATEO County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: ROSEMARY N CHUKWUDEBE, 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). DATE OF SALE: 7/10/2012 TIME OF SALE: 01:00 PM PLACE OF SALE: San Mateo Events Center, 2495 S. Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA 94403 STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 234 TERMINAL AVE, MENLO PARK, CA 94025 APN#: 055-333-020-0 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 $459,303.44. 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site www.auction.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20100015012840. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AUCTION.COM, LLC ONE MAUCHLY IRVINE, CA 92618 800-280-2832 www. auction.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 6/18/2012 P958539 6/20, 6/27, 07/04/2012 ALM T.S. No.: 2012-00058 Loan No.: 0031349665 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/6/2006. 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

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continued from Page 21 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 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state 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 a Deed of Trust described below. 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, 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. Trustor: ROBERT M. JIMENEZ, AN UNMARRIED MAN AND CRUCITA V. HARDY, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: Power Default Services, Inc. Recorded 9/12/2006 as Instrument No. 2006137695 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Mateo County, California. Date of Sale: 7/24/2012 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: San Mateo Events Center, 2495 S. Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA 94403, Auction.com Room Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $762,430.14 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1101 Ringwood Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 A.P.N.: 062-015-030 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. 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. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can

receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (800)-280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the file number assigned to this case 2012-00058. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 6/18/2012 Power Default Services, Inc. 1525 South Beltline Coppell, Texas 75019 Sale Line: (800)280-2832 Website: www.auction.com LaTricia Hemphill, Trustee Sales Officer P955958 6/27, 7/4, 07/11/2012 ALM

authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on July 27, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: 28 of the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, located at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: /s/ Mark F. Praturlon 477 Quartz Street Redwood City, CA 94062 (650)430-7683 (ALM June 27, July 4, 11, 2012) Trustee Sale No. 21364CA Title Order No. 6131821 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/25/2006. 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 7/17/2012 at 12:30 PM, MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE f/k/a MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 10/04/2006, Book , Page , Instrument 2006-150195 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Mateo County, California, executed by: EMZIE SMITH, JR. AND EMMA JEAN SMITH, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR MORTGAGEIT, INC, 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

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THE PENINSULA’S FREE CLASSIFIEDS WEBSITE TO RESPOND TO ADS WITHOUT PHONE NUMBERS GO TO WWW.FOGSTER.COM 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 convenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possesssion, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the notes (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 94063 Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $415,861.94 The street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 1121 CARLTON AVENUE , MENLO PARK, CA 94025 APN Number: 062-092-330-0 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not the property itself. Placing the highest bid at trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site www. Priorityposting. com , using the file number assigned to this case 21364CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. 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". DATE: 6/14/2012 MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE f/k/a MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE 3 SAN JOAQUIN PLAZA, SUITE 215, NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 Sales Line: (714) 5731965 OR (702) 586-4500 Stephanie Garcia, Foreclosure Officer MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE IS ASSISTING THE BENEFICIARY TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P958385 6/27, 7/4, 07/11/2012 ALM NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: WILLIAM D. WAGSTAFFE Case No.: 122452 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of WILLIAM D. WAGSTAFFE. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: MARJORIE WAGSTAFFE in the Superior Court of California, County of SAN MATEO. The Petition for Probate requests that: MARJORIE WAGSTAFFE be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to

administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on August 1, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: 28 of the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, located at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: /s/ David L. Ach, Esq. Jorgenson, Siegel, et al 1100 Alma Street, Suite 210 Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650)324-9300 (ALM June 27, July 4, 11, 2012) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 12-0001054 Title Order No. 12-0002393 APN No. 078-220-150-3 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/16/2006. 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. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by MICHAEL D MCCRACKEN, AND MARJERY MCCRACKEN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY, dated 06/16/2006 and recorded 6/27/2006, as Instrument No. 2006095462, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Mateo County, State of California, will sell on 07/23/2012 at 12:30PM, At the Marshall Street entrance to the Hall of Justice, 400 County Center, Redwood City, San Mateo County, CA at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 114 HILDEBRAND ROAD, 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. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,807,320.23. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by

said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee's Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder's Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-0001054. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-0194 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/ Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.160963 6/27, 7/04, 7/11/2012 ALM Trustee Sale No. 753933CA Loan No. 0679626531 Title Order No. 110608472-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06/24/2004. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 07/25/2012 at 12:30 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 07/09/2004, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2004142061, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Mateo County, California, executed by: ELIZABETH COSTELLO-SAMIEE AND SALAHUDIN SAMIEE, WIFE AND HUSBAND, 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

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continued from previous page 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: $655,366.04 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 304 WILLOW ROAD , MENLO PARK, CA 94025 APN Number: 062-311-200-0 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: 07/03/2012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee CASEY KEALOHA, 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 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following two companies: LPS Agency Sales & Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap. com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting & Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for "Advanced Search" to search for sale information), using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. P959457 7/4, 7/11, 07/18/2012 ALM NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to sections 21700 - 21716 of the California Business and Professions Code, known as the California Self-Service Storage Facility Act, that the undersigned, ALL

ABOARD MINI STORAGE will sell at public auction on July 24th, 2012 at 3 P.M. at 1520 WILLOW RD., MENLO PARK, CA 94025 the following personal property, household goods, business property and/or vehicle to wit: 061 Kevin Lockett aka Mr. Kevin Lockett Clothing, Suitcases Approx 4 Bags and 4 Boxes 067 Kevin Lockett aka Mr. Kevin Lockett Chest of Drawers, Clothing, Bedding, Suitcases, Trunks, Briefcase, Vacuum, Hobby Equipment, Approx. 7 boxes and 6 Bags 081 Curtis Francis aka Curtis E. Francis Clothing, Suitcases, Trunks, Shelves, Medical Product-Prosthetic Leg, Approx. 4 Boxes and 5 Bags 250 Danella Jones aka. D. Jones Sofa, Arm Chair, Stand, Television 295 Carol Dupree aka. Carol Jean Dupree aka. Carol J. Dupree Utensils, Pans, Lamps, Clothing, Bedding, Suitcases, Trunks, File Cabinet and approx. 15 Boxes and 8 Bags. 434 Ronald Maurice Haywood aka. Ron Haywood aka Ronald Haywood aka Ronald M Haywood Books, Stereo, Clothing, Bedding, Suitcases, Trunks, Approx 1 Box and Approx. 3 Bags

Said sale is for the purpose of satisfying lien of the undersigned for storage fees, advertising, and lien costs. The undersigned reserves the right to refuse any and all bids. All rights to damages by reason of a deficiency on this resale and incidental damages, and any and all other appropriate remedies are hereby reserved. Dated this 25th day of June, 2012 J. Michael's Auction, Inc. State License Bond #142295787 (916) 543-1575 Dates Published July 4th, 2012 and July 11th, 2012

By: Jodi Parker Agent for Owner (ALM July 4, 11, 2012) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 12-0025436 Title Order No. 12-0042518 APN No. 067-166-170-0 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/09/2007. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by CHRISTINE MARTINEZ, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 03/09/2007 and recorded 03/13/2007, as Instrument No. 2007038213, in Book , Page of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Mateo County, State of California, will sell on 07/27/2012 at 12:30 PM, At the Marshall Street entrance to the Hall of Justice, 400 County Center., Redwood City, San Mateo County, CA, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 128 HUCKLEBERRY TRL, WOODSIDE, CA, 94062-4600. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $800,198.27. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified

in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an "AS IS" condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee's Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder's Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-0025436. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-0194 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/ Sale Information: (800) 281 8219 By: RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.160693 07/04/2012, 07/11/2012, 07/18/2012 ALM NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JOHN JAMES CURTI Case No.: 122467 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of JOHN JAMES CURTI. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: KIM A. ALLYN in the Superior Court of California, County of SAN MATEO. The Petition for Probate requests that: KIM A. ALLYN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on July 30, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: 28, of the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, located at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing

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