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Portola Kitchen opens in Ladera By Jane Knoerle

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n five weeks time, Mike Wallau has transformed Mike’s Cafe into a rustic Italian restaurant featuring farm-totable food, much of it grown organically. Now called Portola Kitchen, the restaurant, located in the Ladera Country Shopper, sports a new look, along with a new menu. The decor features lots of reclaimed wood, fawn-colored upholstery, and handsome handmade black metal light fixtures. Mr. Wallau even tore out the tile floor, replacing it with trendy painted concrete. “We want it to look like a rustic Italian barn,” says Mr. Wallau. A very nicely finished barn, that is. Executive chef Guillaume Bienaime presides over the kitchen. A graduate of Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts in Providence, Rhode Island, he is the former chef at Marche in Menlo Park. “I love it up here,” he says of his new locale. The menu features a large

selection of Italian food “all made from scratch.” The dinner menu offers such appetizers as a terrine of chicken liver with red onion marmalade and a caprese salad of heirloom tomatoes, burrata and basil. There are several pizza selections. The house-made pasta includes a saffron fusilli with lamb ragu, spaghetti vongole, and a delicately flavored ricotta ravioli with mushroom, corn, lemon and chervil. Recent “mains” were veal scaloppini, chicken rosemary sausage with polenta, and grilled skirt steak with farro risotto. Entrees ranged from $14 for risotto to $24 for king salmon. Portola Kitchen has a full bar and is featuring Italian as well as California wines. There are eight wines on tap, including Fogarty cabernet sauvignon 2010. The only item on the lunch menu from earlier days is a BLT ($10); however, Mr. Wallau says customers have been asking him

about including a burger. And he’s listening. “We never forget that we are a neighborhood restaurant,” he says.

New chef for Menlo Grill Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar has a new executive chef, Chuck Courtney, who comes to the Stanford Park Hotel restaurant from Bistro at the Park in Lafayette, also owned by Woodside Hotels. A graduate of the Western Culinary School in Portland, Oregon, chef Courtney has cooked at many top West Coast restaurants, including the Viceroy in Palm Springs. Mr. Courtney is offering guests some new dining options, including a prime rib Sunday supper and a Thursday night outdoor barbecue featuring ribs and strawberry shortcake. We hear the cheddar chive biscuits and the lobster roll are to die for. The Bistro is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. See WHAT’S COOKING, page 7

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Where should Menlo Park add new housing?

■ City holds community workshop to get feedback from residents.

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was “too far from public utilities and transportation” for locations in Sharon Park and along bout 50 people attended Sand Hill Road, while 1300 El the Aug. 16 workshop on Camino Real and Derry Lane a project that will affect were praised for being close to all 32,513 Menlo Park residents: public transit such as Caltrain. figuring out where to add highNoting that one 2.2-acre site density and affordable housing belongs to SRI, one participant in a community that would asked if that meant the property prefer not to. was actually available. The city must submit a draft Staff commented that they plan to the state by Oct. 31 as had met with many of the part of the settleow ners. “Some ment of a lawsuit property owners brought by three The city needs who really do not nonprof its over to identify sites want any housing Menlo Park’s lack on site whatsoever of compliance with to add at least would likely come state housing law. 900 housing off the list. Unless The city needs to there’s overwhelmunits. identify sites to add ing community supat least 900 housport (for housing on ing units, with more than half that site),” said Justin Murphy, zoned as 30 units per acre. The development services manager city must also provide a home- for the city. less shelter with transitional Other options for increasing housing. the city’s housing stock include “This law’s insane,” one work- infill, or adding units to undershop participant muttered dur- developed sites, and encouraging a staff presentation about ing secondary units, also known the requirements. as “granny units,” on existing The housing element update properties. Currently Menlo steering commission created a Park allows granny units only list of 25 preliminary sites to be on lots of 7,000 square feet or evaluated as potential high den- larger. sity zones, which includes lots The infill strategy, although on El Camino Real owned by “more complicated,” according Stanford University, sites along to Mr. Murphy, may allow the Sand Hill Road near the I-280 city to minimize the number of intersection, and the site of the affordable housing units posformer Derry Lane project. sible. State law defines a zone The workshop participants as potential affordable housing examined aerial views and if the allowed density is at least descriptions of the sites, hand- 30 units per acre. “We’re only ing in comment cards with their See NEW HOUSING, page 8 evaluations. A frequent criticism

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Confusing bike trail leads to accident on Facebook campus By Sandy Brundage Almanac Staff Writer

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teven Lowenthal likes to bike to work. But the avid cyclist, who clocks up to 145 miles on weekend bike rides, found his commute to Foster City cut short on Aug.10. As he tried to follow the Bay Trail from University Avenue to Willow Road, the 43-yearold cyclist ended up in the Facebook campus parking lot in Menlo Park. A 27-year-old employee turning left in her Honda Accord to enter the lot didn’t see him until it was too

late, police said, and struck the rear of the bike. “Took me right out,” Mr. Lowenthal said. “Usually bikes hit the car, but she actually didn’t see me.” A week later, he’s healing from injuries sustained in the accident, but worried that the situation is ripe for a more serious collision because “there’s very little signage about the fact that there are bikes there.” Mr. Lowenthal also suggested that a lack of space forces bikes and cars into close quarters without room to maneuver safely. Andrew Boone of the Silicon

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Valley Bike Coalition agreed that that portion of the trail confuses people. “The Bay Trail is discontinuous for a 200-foot section near the east entrance

Portion of Bay Trail lacks markings to guide riders and drivers. to the Facebook Campus. Here, pedestrians and bicyclists travelling on the trail must cross a parking lot that contains no pavement markings to indicate

where they should go, as the bicyclist who was struck by a car there has described,” he said in an email. Using highly visible green paint to designate 200 feet of bike lane would be a simple solution, according to Mr. Boone. “This would also prevent pedestrians and bicyclists who might not see the signs for the trail from erroneously entering the Facebook Campus.” A lack of appropriate pavement markings is a longstanding factor in many traffic accidents, he said. Bike lanes and shared lanes should be clearly marked so that

bicyclists as well as motorists know where it’s safe to be. “Instead, we expect bicyclists to ‘use their judgement’ wherever there are no markings instructing them where to ride. The result is unpredictable behavior by bicyclists, which leads to many traffic accidents.” A Facebook spokesperson said the company will take a look at that segment of the trail. “If it makes sense, we will review ways to make the Bay Trail near our campus more clearly marked so that local cyclists will ride with greater confidence and less confusion.” A

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sleep, according to the mosquito district. Almanac staff writers No case of West Nile virus in humans has been reported this wo dead birds in Atherton year in San Mateo County, Ms. have tested positive for Shelton said. Twenty-three cases the West Nile virus, says of the virus have been reported Teresa Shelton, a vector ecolo- in the state, mostly in the Cengist for the San Mateo County tral Valley and Los Angeles, she Mosquito and Vector Control said. District. The infected birds were The district asks residents to a sparrow found July 31 and a report dead birds or squirrels, crow found Aug. 2. which may be an indication the Both birds tested chronic posi- virus is active in the area, either tive, which means they had a low online at westnile.ca.gov or by level of infection, and it can’t be calling 877-968-2473. said with certainty whether they Although some publications died of the virus, have said people according to moswho find dead Symptoms can quito control disbirds should seal trict director Bob range from a severe them in plastic Gay. bags and leave Five animals in illness affecting the them on the San Mateo County nervous system to premises for the have been reportdistrict to pick up, ed with West Nile flu-like illness with Mr. Gay said the virus this year, district “would high fever. including a squirrather you not rel trapped by the county in touch the dead animal.� When Menlo Park last month. the district is notified, “we West Nile virus is transmit- will be at your house within 24 ted through bites from infected hours� to pick it up, he said. mosquitoes. The mosquito control district is setting traps in Ongoing monitoring Mr. Gay spoke to the Atherthe areas where infected animals have been found and sending ton City Council on Aug. 15, mosquitoes to state labs for updating the community on testing. If tests are positive, the the mosquito district’s work in district will “fog� the area the the area. Residents have been on mosquitoes are found in, Mr. edge since word spread that the dead birds tested positive. Gay said. Resident John Ruggeiro said Fogging is a “low-volume treatment� that involves releas- he has observed large mosquito ing a plant-based chemical, populations at home demolition pyrethrum, from a truck- sites, and Pat Dobbie asked Mr. mounted apparatus that looks Gay whether residents should be like a large aerosol can, Mr. Gay emptying their fountains and said. Pyrethrum is a byproduct ponds. The answer was a firm “No.� of the chrysanthemum plant, That’s because the district has he said. The district hasn’t fogged an been monitoring ponds and area for about six years, he said, other large areas of water, and and past fogging has been done is using growth regulators — a to eradicate problems with salt juvenile hormone incorporated marsh mosquitoes in areas in into a small block and dropped San Carlos, Redwood Shores, into the water — to prevent the mosquitoes from becoming Redwood City and Foster City. Residents should check for adults and leaving the water. Councilman Jim Dobbie asked standing water around their homes or workplaces. If they for advice on mosquito bite proneed help getting rid of water or tection. Later, Mr. Gay sent him are getting a lot of mosquitoes, an email naming what he they should call the district at believes are the two best products: Sawyer Controlled Release 344-8592, says Ms. Shelton. In humans, West Nile virus 20 percent DEET lotion; and, for symptoms can range from a harsher environments and where severe illness affecting the ner- perspiration is unavoidable, vous system to flu-like illness Ultrathon 34 percent DEET with high fever and excessive lotion.

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R EAL E STATE Q&A

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by Gloria Darke

When it’s Time to Change Lifestyles Q. We are in our sixties with adult children and no longer need our large family home. Is it a good idea for us to sell or refinance in order to make our mortgage more affordable? A. This situation is not uncommon according to the U. S. Census Bureau who states that the number of seniors is growing at a faster rate than the overall population. The over-65 age group is now estimated to be about 35 million or higher, and in the next three decades, the number is expected to double in size. Many adults in this category who have outgrown their home and are living on a fixed retirement income will face the decision of downsizing locally, or moving to a more affordable area to maintain the lifestyle to which they are accustomed. In either case by taking advantage of a tax-free exclusion of $500,000 for married home sellers (filing jointly), and $250,000 for single home sellers, they should be able to buy a comfortable retirement home while still having cash left over for everyday living. I would like to remind you, however, that the tax rates are Almanac photo by Michelle Le

Jennie Bettini and her late husband, John, built their home in Menlo Park in 1933.

not likely to be as favorable in 2013 as they are now. If the tax cuts are allowed to expire long term capital gains will rise from 15% to 20%. In addition there is the 3.8% tax on “unearned” income which in most cases would be the gain on your home. This is part of the health care bill and if you are not familiar with these changes I would advise you to seek the advise of a tax professional as soon as you can. For those who are reluctant to give up their family home, refinancing may be a way to make monthly payments more affordable. Another possibility is a reverse mortgage which pays out money in monthly installments, as a line of credit, or as lump sum cash and is not typically repaid until the borrower dies or sells the house. These and other financing options can be tricky, however, so they should be discussed with a financial advisor or real estate attorney. An experienced real estate agent should also be consulted to fully explore the option of selling before making any final decisions.

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Longtime resident Jennie Bettini turns 100 By Jane Knoerle Almanac Lifestyles Editor

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ennie Bettini, who will observe her 100th birthday on Sunday, Aug. 26, has called Menlo Park home for 79 years. Longevity seems to run in the Bettini family. Jennie’s late mother-in-law, Martina Bettini, who resided on Rose Avenue in Menlo Park, also lived to be 100. Jennie Bettini was born in Martinez. She and her late hus-

band, John, built their home in Menlo Park in 1933. Ms. Bettini was employed at a French laundry in Palo Alto for many years. Mr. Bettini worked in the family dairy business on Arastradero Road in Palo Alto. The couple attended many functions at the Italian-American Social Club in Menlo Park and attended the Church of the Nativity. In retirement, Ms. Bettini loved ballroom dancing, taking part in the dance parties

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Willows Market espresso bar Kathleen Jensen of Menlo Park has parked her Butterscotch on the Go food truck and has taken over the espresso bar at the Willows Market, 60 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park. The bar serves coffee drinks, morning pastries and sweets, including Kathy’s famous butterscotch pudding with toffee almond brittle and butterscotch brownies with salted caramel icing. “We still participate in the Monday night food truck events (held at Willows Market) but serve our desserts inside,” she says. The espresso bar is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day but Sunday.

at Little House. “I knew every step, including the cha-cha,” she says. Although her dancing days are over, Ms. Bettini is happy to be living at home in Menlo Park, with the help of a caregiver. She sees her only son, Norman, frequently and talks to granddaughter, Linda, every day. Her nephew, Rick Ciardella, lives in Menlo Park, and another nephew, Larry Ciardella, resides in Milpitas.

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Chuck Courtney is the new executive chef at the Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar at the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park.

Afternoon tea is now being served from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays at Rosewood Sand Hill hotel in Menlo Park. Guests may opt for tea inside the Madera dining room, on the outdoor terrace or in the library. Chef de cuisine Erik Romme has created a menu to include duck confit rillette; shrimp Waldorf; dates with yogurt, apricot and brie flatbread; and scones with clotted cream and house-made preserves. The children’s menu features almond butter and jelly and ham and cheese sandwiches, as well as cheese flatbread. Cost per guest is $49 or $55 with champagne and $25 for children. Reservations are required and may be made online using OpenTable.com. A

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Lawsuit filed after teen is struck in crosswalk on El Camino Real By Renee Batti Almanac News Editor

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Menlo Park family is suing a motorist and a number of public agencies, including Menlo Park and Atherton, for negligence and the “dangerous condition of public property” as a result of a 2011 accident that injured teenager Courtney Schrier. Courtney’s mother, Elizabeth Schrier, filed a lawsuit in San Mateo County Superior Court late last month on behalf of her daughter, who is a minor. The lawsuit names the motorist who on July 26, 2011, struck Courtney in a crosswalk on El Camino Real at Alejandra Avenue, near Menlo College. It also names the state of California and San Mateo County in addition to the two towns. Courtney, who at the time was on the girls’ cross-country team at Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton, was struck around 8:30 that morning by a BMW driven by Ranjit Pradhan. According to witnesses, she was thrown into the air by the car before landing on the ground and losing consciousness. Mr. Pradhan was not arrested

or cited at the time of the accident, according to Menlo Park Police Sgt. Matthew Ortega. With a broken pelvis and brain injury, Courtney was hospitalized for some time and now requires ongoing care, according to the lawsuit. She has been unable “to pursue her regular

There have been a number of pedestrian accidents in recent years on El Camino between Menlo Park and Atherton. course and (regimen) of studies and athletics, and thus her choices of higher education have been reduced,” the lawsuit says. The Schriers are asking for unspecified damages “according to proof” and legal fees. Because El Camino Real is a state highway, the state is named in the suit. The public agencies are included as defendants because one or more were “negligent and careless in the design, construction, maintenance,

inspection, repair, and control” of the road at that intersection, the lawsuit says. Atherton City Attorney Bill Conners said he believes the plaintiff is “using a shotgun approach” in naming the county and the towns. El Camino Real, he said, is state property. “We cannot maintain it” even if the towns wanted to, he said. “We don’t own it; we can’t control it.” There is still some question, too, about whether the accident happened in Atherton’s or Menlo Park’s jurisdiction, he said. There have been a number of pedestrian accidents in recent years on El Camino between Menlo Park and Atherton, including a fatality. Among the assertions in the lawsuit related to public agencies’ alleged negligence are “failure to provide and/or maintain adequate traffic control devices and warning signs alerting motorists to the crosswalk and the presence of pedestrians,” and “failure to address and regulate the high speed of vehicles” using the highway. It also asserts that speed limit signs are not clearly posted, and that the public agencies have failed to “properly respond to the accident history in this area and along (El Camino) at similar crosswalks without traffic control, and complaints regarding auto-versus-pedestrian collision dangers.” A

Thieves break into four cars on Sand Hill By Sandy Brundage Almanac Staff Writer

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lean cars, dirty cars, BMW, Audi — the burglars weren’t picky as they broke into four vehicles on Sand Hill Road on Aug. 15. A witness described the suspects as two black men about 6 feet tall, one thin with braided hair in a white T-shirt and black jeans, the other about 190 pounds with a short beard, sunglasses, black baseball hat, dark sweatshirt

and black jeans, Menlo Park police said. The two men reportedly broke into a “very dirty BMW 525i,” then shattered windows

They steal nearly $5,000 worth of phones and computers. on a 2009 Chevy Tahoe and 2012 Audi Q7. Stolen: a briefcase with a MacBook, iPad, $400 and sunglasses with a

total value of $3,700, and a gym bag holding an iPod and clothing worth $585. Unsated, the burglars also raided a 2012 Toyota Highlander, grabbing a $450 iPhone; and a 2006 BMW 350i, taking a $100 iPhone, according to the police report. The vehicles were parked in the 2900 block of Sand Hill Road near the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club. Police ask that anyone with information about these crimes to call them at 330-6300. A

Four on the ballot for Atherton council By Renee Batti Almanac News Editor

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n extended filing period produced no new candidates for the race for two seats on the Atherton City Council. Four candidates for two open seats will be on the November ballot. Incumbent Elizabeth Lewis is asking voters to return her to the council for a second term, while three-term incumbent Kathy McKeithen has chosen

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to step down. Other candidates are: Cary Wiest, who ran unsuccessfully for a council seat in 2010; Greg Conlon, who ran on the Republican ticket against Rich Gordon for state Assembly in 2010 and who has served on several town advisory committees; and Denise Kupperman, a leader in the effort to build a new library in the park who

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also has been active on town committees. Also on the November ballot will be three measures asking voters if they support the council-approved plan to build a library in HolbrookPalmer Park; if they support a proposal by the Little League to build permanent facilities in the park; and if funding for a planned new Tow n Center shou ld be restricted primarily to private donations. A

Guy Thomas and his mount, Peterbilt, take a bow after winning the $40,000 Grand Prix at the Menlo Charity Horse Show.

Thomas wins Grand Prix Local horse trainer Guy Thomas and his mount, Peterbilt, defeated 26 other horses and riders to win the $40,000 Grand Prix Aug. 11 at the Menlo Charity Horse Show in Atherton. Mr. Thomas, and his parents, Butch and Lou Thomas, operate Willow Tree Farm, located at The Horse Park in NEW HOUSING continued from page 5

required to provide the opportunity for affordable housing,” he said — not build it. However, it’s not just people working in Menlo Park at lower incomes who need affordable housing, according to the city’s data. One participant pointed out that newly single parents struggle to afford even local rentals as well. And given the projected upswing in the number of new retirees and seniors living in the community by 2025, with current median sales prices already at $897,500 to $1 million for homes, a critical segment of the population will be priced out of the community. Menlo Park resident Jim Calhoun is eager to see how the new zoning could impact the property he owns on Hamilton

Woodside. This was Mr. Thomas’ second Grand Prix victory, having won the same event several years ago. His prize this year also included a Voltaire custom saddle. Peterbilt is owned by Bill and Sonja Davidow and their daughter, Carolyn Putney, all of Woodside. Avenue, where he’d like to see housing built. “I’m too old to move, too young to quit,” he said. He spent about $44,000 on plans and fees during the late 1990s, when it looked as if the city would rezone the area to allow housing development. After that fell through, “I ended up with a lawn.” The state must certify the updated housing plan as meeting the legal requirements, but the City Council will make the final decision on whether to adopt it. Go to the project website to review reports, maps and other documents related to the update. The second community workshop will be held Thursday, Aug. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the senior center at 100 Terminal Ave. Comments may be submitted to the city through Aug. 24 at athome@ menlopark.org or the Planning Division at 701 Laurel St. A

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Vera Bryan James, civic leader, microbiologist After a long struggle recovering from a fall, Vera Kreekis Bryan James died July 9 at her home in Woodside surrounded by her family. She was 87. Born in San Francisco to Latvian parents, she graduated from Lowell High School and the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in microbiology. She met her future husband, Harry E. Bryan, M.D., while working on post-graduate studies at the University of California in San Francisco. Shortly after the birth of their first daughter, they went on a mission to create a public health service in Thailand. There, their second daughter was born with only the assistance of her husband in the midst of gunfire from an attempted coup d’etat in Chonburi, say family members. In 1961 the family moved back to California, where Dr. Bryan established a private practice in psychiatry and

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taught at Stanford University. Ms. James served as president of the California League of Women Voters and president of the Woodside Hills Garden Club. She also served on the Woodside Planning Commission and was proud of serving on the Committee to Save Rural Woodside, say family members. She was a docent at Filoli and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Later in life she studied Chinese brush painting, showing her work and winning awards in Shanghai and Beijing in 1995. Dr. Bryan died in 1992. She married Carlton Starbuck James, also of Woodside, in 1995. After his death a few years later, injuries forced her to a quiet life of tending her orchids and enjoying her family, say family members.

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Portrait of Vera Bryan James by San Francisco artist M. Flemming in about 1960.

She is survived by her children, Laura A. Bryan, J.D., of Woodside; Mary Beth Bryan McNabb, M.D., of Los Gatos; George E. Bryan of McKinleyville; and Marshall A. Bryan, M.D., of Sykesville, Maryland; and two grandchildren. Memorials in her name may be made to the donor’s preferred college or university. Visit tinyurl.com/Vera-807 to see the Lasting Memories page on Vera Bryan James and to post remembrances.

Dorothy Connelly, longtime Atherton resident Services have been held for Dorothy Connelly, who died Aug. 8 after her second bout with lung cancer. She was 83. Ms. Connelly grew up in New York and graduated from the University of New Mexico. In the 1950s she joined Pan American Airways as a stewardess and traveled all over the world. She lived in post-war London and had a special love for Hong Kong, Beirut and Austria, say family members.

After moving to San Francisco, she met her future husband, Bob Connelly. They were married at Carmel MisDorothy sion and raised Connelly their family in Atherton. Ms. Connelly was active in pro-life work, ministering to women in crisis and protecting unborn children, say

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No contests for local school board seats By Renee Batti Almanac News Editor

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here will be no contest for two open seats on the Las Lomitas School District board, with only two candidates filing papers to qualify for the November ballot. The filing deadline for the district board race was extended to Aug. 15 because neither of the incumbents, Maria Doktorczyk and John Macdonald, are running for re-election. By the end of the extended period, only two candidates had filed: Bill Steinmetz, a

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retired attorney from Ladera; and Diane Honda, a Menlo Park attorney. Ms. Honda could not be reached for comment before the Almanac’s press time. Mr. Steinmetz is the father of three children in the district’s schools: One will be at Las Lomitas in Atherton, and two at La Entrada Middle School in Menlo Park this school year. He said he wants to serve on the board because he believes he has skills and expertise to “bring

to the table.� Those include his experience as an attorney, which involved mediation and arbitration, and his work as a civil engineer who managed construction projects and dealt with employee unions. In the Menlo Park City School District, whose four schools are also in Menlo Park and Atherton, the filing period closed on Aug. 10 because both incumbents, Maria Hilton and Jeff Child, are seeking another term on the board. That contest also will be uncontested because no one else filed papers. A

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Two local candidates running for county board of education The seven-member board that oversees public education in San Mateo County has one open seat in the November election and two local candidates vying to represent District 7, which includes Atherton and Menlo Park. The candidates, in alphabetical order, are Jo-Ann Sockolov Byrne of Atherton, and Joe Ross of Menlo Park. Longtime board member and Menlo Park resident Guillermo “Memo” Morantes chose not to run for re-election. In June, Mr. Morantes ran unsuccessfully in the primary election for a seat on the county Board of Supervisors. The candidate filing period closed Wednesday, Aug. 15.

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Ms. Sockolov Byrne is the executive director of the Redwood City Education Foundation. Mr. Ross is an attorney and the executive director of the California office of Citizen Schools, an education nonprofit with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and offices in eight states. His office is in Redwood City. In November 2011, Mr. Ross finished fourth, behind three incumbents, among six candidates running for three seats on the board of the county community college district.

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Fox Theatre owners team up with Broadway By The Bay Eric and Lori Lochtefeld, who made news in 2010 by purchasing the Fox Theatre in Redwood City out of foreclosure and bringing it back to life, are offering an encore performance by joining the board of directors of the financially troubled Broadway By The Bay theater company. “We felt very strongly that Broadway By The Bay should not become another casualty of the recession,” says Lori Lochtefeld in a press release. “As with the Fox, we felt compelled to act — some things are just worth saving.” The Lochtefelds will also move the theater company’s office to the Fox Theatre office to save on rent. Broadway By The Bay has been a major tenant of the Fox

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for the past year while the San Mateo Performing Arts Center is undergoing a three-year renovation. “Our immediate plans are to provide the means to finish the current season, which includes production of ‘A Chorus Line’ in September,” says Eric Lochtefeld. “Then we plan to produce two to three shows a year at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center, when it reopens.” After purchasing the Fox Theatre, the Lochtefelds revitalized it. President Obama attended a fundraiser at the theater in May. Other celebrities who have appeared there include Caroline Kennedy, George R.R. Martin and Rick Riordan. Mr. Lochtefeld, a Menlo Park native, confirmed that he and his wife are providing about $250,000 in financial support to help Broadway by the Bay out of debt and provide funding for “A Chorus Line,” which opens Sept. 22. Mr. Lochtefeld is co-founder

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Sarah Hammond in Broadway By The Bay’s production of “A Chorus Line,” which opens Sept. 22.

of the for-profit global clearinghouse for internships called Dream Careers Inc., based in Redwood City. He was in the music industry as a producer for several years. Ms. Lochtefeld, a graduate of the University of Southern California, started her business career with Morgan Stanley and is the founder of Lacewell Realty Inc.

Roberts Market shoppers in Woodside do good deed By Kate Daly Special to the Almanac

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hanks to a group of loyal customers, the store manager at Roberts Market in Woodside has a new bike to commute to work with after his old one was stolen. Michael Kerr, who has worked at Roberts for 26 years, likes to commute by bike. On May 17, during Bike to Work Week, he commuted as usual from his home in Palo Alto by train and bike, He chained his bike to the building, but at the end of his shift he discovered his bike was missing. He happened to share the news with Betty Irvine when she came in to shop. The longtime Woodside resident said she wanted to help Mr. Kerr because “I hate it when bad things happen to good people.” She sent out an email to local friends, asking them to make donations toward buying him

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a new bike. Twenty-one people responded. A few weeks ago she presented him with a $1,500 gift certificate to a bike shop in Palo Alto. “I was surprised, and moved,” he said. He’s now riding a “new specialized hybrid” bike from his place in San Carlos to Roberts five days a week. He said he feels very fortunate, and is taking the precaution of parking his new bike inside. The irony of the situation, he said, is his bike “is the only one I’ve ever heard of getting ripped off from this store, and every day there are hundreds of bicycles leaning up against the building that are much nicer than mine.” He said the Sheriff’s Office is “aware of pros who snap bikes, throw them in vans, and then move them.” He checked eBay and Craigslist to see if anyone posted his old bike for sale, but nothing showed up online. A

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USGS decides to shrink Facebook stock slumps Menlo Park campus as new shares hit market ■

Agency plans to release 90,000-square-feet.

First lockup period ends.

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announcement said. Almanac Staff Writer The map sales office will move upstairs, with “a significantly lot of maps take up a lot reduced inventory,” and the of space, and that means second-floor auditorium will some maps need to go remain as is for at least the next if the U.S. Geological Survey is five years. Public access to the going to carry out its plan to office will remain the same, shrink the size of its Menlo Park Monday through Friday from offices by 90,000 square feet. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a short USGS may save about $3.5 closure during the move in midmillion annually by September. A $1 2017 by releasing map sale to reduce this rentable space, The agency plans inventory will be according to an held Aug. 25, the to move out agency announceagency said. of Building 3 in ment, without “A m e r i c a n s reducing staff or everywhere are seriphases. operations. The ously examining space reduction is their budgets and part of a nationwide consolida- expenses, making decisions about tion to save the USGS $9 million what they can do without in order per year. to maintain the essentials during The changes will occur in these tough financial times,” said phases. The agency plans to USGS Director Marcia McNutt in move out of the first floor of a written statement. “The USGS is Building 3 on the 345 Middle- going through the same process: field Road campus by Sept. 30. by consolidating our facilities we The remaining floors will be can preserve more funds for our emptied by September 2017, the primary science mission.”

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alling from a debut of $42.05 on Nasdaq, Facebook stock hit a new low of $19.76 per share as the first lockup period ended on Thursday (Aug. 16). The end of the initial lockup allowed some early investors and a few insiders to sell their shares. The Wall Street Journal estimated that 271 million additional shares could now be sold. The staggered lockup periods prevent shareholders from dumping their shares into the market simultaneously right after an initial public offering (IPO). A second round of sales

for Facebook is expected in November, according to CNN. It’s been a rough ride for the social networking company since its May 18 IPO. Excitement faded within days as the stock

Despite lowered expectations, the “Facebook effect” on real estate may be alive and well. price fell and individual investors filed class action lawsuits against the social networking company. Two were filed in San Mateo County Superior Court; the lawsuits allege that prior to the stock offering, the lead

underwriters such as Morgan Stanley told a handful of select investors, but not the public, about decreased revenue projections. Despite the lowered expectations, the “Facebook effect” on real estate may be alive and well. The company’s new home county topped the list of least affordable housing in the state in the second quarter of this year, according to the California Association of Realtors. San Mateo County edged out San Francisco County. The association’s data shows that only 23 percent of San Mateo County households can afford to buy a median-priced home in the county, which runs about $825,000 this year — up from $735,000 last year. A

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Eva Kay Warkentin In Fremont, August 13, 2012, age 96 resident of Menlo Park for 45 years. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Roy, of 62 years. Beloved mother of Barry Warkentin and Susan Kay Loeffler; loving mother-in-law of Brooks Loeffler and Nancy Warkentin; loving grandmother of Debbie Polo, Laura DeBenedet, Brad Warkentin, John and Marsha Drummond, Trade and Travis Loeffler. Loving great grandmother of Alyssa and Brigette Warkentin, Ashley, Alexis and Anthony DeBenedet, Clark Loeffler and Logan, Cooper and Saige Loeffler. Friends are invited to attend Services Friday, August 31 at 11am at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, 950 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park. Memorial contributions are preferred to Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. PA I D

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Mark Baumgartner Mark Baumgartner, son of Sally and Henry Baumgartner (formerly of Portola Valley and now living in Carmel, Ca.) passed away on July 3, 2012. Mark had worked and lived in Pasadena, Ca. for the past 20 years. He attended Portola Valley schools, and graduated from the University of Arizona in 1983. Besides his parents Mark is survived by his two sisters Suzy Vecchio and Anne Ingersoll, and his brother Marty Baumgartner. Private family services are pending. Spangler Mortuaries is assisting the family. Any donations should be to the charity of your choice.

Thomas E. Lynch passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on August 3, 2012. He had tenaciously battled heart disease and lung disease over the past two years. Tom was born in Detroit, MI to Waring Loyola Lynch and Adele Regner Lynch. He attended St. Cecila Elementary in Peoria, IL and East Grand Rapids High School where he was an all-star athlete in both baseball and basketball. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in business and then entered the United States Navy. He trained at Pensacola Florida as a naval aviator and was stationed at Quonset Point, RI. Upon leaving the Navy, Tom moved to Los Angeles and then Santa Barbara where he worked in advertising and publishing sales. In 1963, he moved to San Francisco and worked for Metromedia in radio sales. In 1966, he married Genevieve Olwell whom he met thru a mutual friend. They had one child and moved to Menlo Park in 1971 where he began what would be a 35 year career in commercial real estate, working first for Grubb and Ellis and in 1974 for Cornish and Carey Commercial. During his long career with Cornish and Carey, he was consistently in the top 10 producing brokers. Tom loved his colleagues at Cornish and Carey and took pride in helping new agents learn the ropes. He was a wealth of knowledge on Silicon Valley commercial real estate and the history of the growth in the Valley. In 1998, The Tom Lynch Award was established at Cornish and Carey to recognize the individual each year who dem-

onstrates great character, unselfishness, a willingness to help others and shows great company spirit. Tom was also a quiet, yet avid volunteer. He believed that charity was the key to a full life and spent 6 years as the volunteer track and field coach at Nativity School in the late 1970s and 80s. He was a mentor for Friends for Youth, a volunteer at the Palo Alto Art Center and for Partners in Caring. His greatest time was spent at Stanford Hospital where he volunteered as a Eucharistic Minister in the Spiritual Care program for 20 years. Tom was incredibly athletic in his younger years and was a competitive tennis player at Foothills Tennis Club and a golfer. Up until the age of 80 he went to the gym and rode his bike 5 miles every day. He loved the theatre, especially musicals, listening to show tunes constantly. He was a fabulous dancer and did a mean softshoe after a martini. He truly enjoyed life to the fullest. He was preceded in death by both his parents and his older brother Waring. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Genevieve “Jeanne”, his daughter Molly Lynch Gibbons and son-in-law Ned, two granddaughters, a niece and two nephews. In lieu of flowers the family asks for contributions to the Spiritual Care Service c/o Stanford Hospital, 300 Pasteur Dr #HG004, Stanford, CA 94305 in Tom’s memory. There will be a memorial Mass on Thursday, August 23rd at 10am at Church of the Nativity, 210 Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park. www. rollerhapgoodtinney.com

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Teenager attacked at Menlo Park skate park By Sandy Brundage Almanac Staff Writer

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chool vacation, a sunny Monday morning in Menlo Park, nowhere else to be — why not hit the skate park? One 14-year-old boy was doing just that, riding his silver BMX bike shortly before 11 a.m. on Aug. 13, when two men approached. One asked to ride the bike. Turned down, he punched the boy’s helmet and back as the other assailant grabbed the bike. The pair fled southbound on Alma Street, police said, and escaped a search by officers from Menlo Park and Palo Alto. The boy was uninjured.

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Final roster for MP election No surprises here — the official roster of Menlo Park City Council candidates stayed at five as the final filing deadline expired on Wednesday, Aug. 15, for the Nov. 6 election. Two seats are open on the council. Although incumbent Andy Cohen failed to follow through on running for re-

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The first suspect, last seen riding the stolen bike, was described as a white man about 17 to 18 years old, about 5-foot 7-inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, with short blonde hair, freckles and light eyes. He wore jeans and a gray T-shirt, according to the police report. Police said the second suspect was a black man about 18 to 19 years old, nearly 6 feet tall and weighing 180 pounds, with short, curly dark hair and medium complexion. He wore dark blue jeans and a white T-shirt. Police ask that anyone with information about the Aug. 13 robbery call them at 330-6300.

election, Councilwoman Kelly Fergusson decided to try for a third term. Also running: Transportation Commissioner Ray Mueller, firefighter Dave Bragg, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Catherine Carlton, and small business owner and Housing Commissioner Carolyn Clarke.

M-A football players help out in in East Palo Alto The Menlo-Atherton High football team spent its annual Community Service Work Day painting the town of East Palo Alto. The Bears also did a lot of landscaping, trash removal and graffiti removal. The Bears joined forces with parents and coaches for the project, supported by the Music & Arts Project (MMAP), the East Palo Alto Police Department, Police Activities League (PAL), and Home Depot. Several groups were formed and spread throughout the city to do their good deeds. Olatunde Sobomehin, deputy director of MMAP, led one

group of players and parents at the MMAP campus site on Euclid Avenue, where the Bears painted, cleaned and did some landscaping in an effort to beautify the site. East Palo Alto Mayor Laura Martinez and former M-A football father and EPAL coordinator Larry Moody came out to lead, inspire and thank the Bears. “We are grateful for the opportunity to give back to our community and allow our players to experience something so positive,” M-A coach Sione Taufoou said. “M-A football is about building character and developing our young men into our future community leaders.”

Cal Fire burn ban in effect statewide Cal Fire officials issued a statewide burn ban Aug. 15. The burn ban suspends residential burn permits and other permitted burning, including those for forest management, within the tens of millions of acres that the state protects from wildfire, officials said. “With conditions being so dry, we need to take every step possible to prevent new wildfires from starting,” Cal Fire Direc-

tor Chief Ken Pimlott said in a statement. This year has been especially dry and more fires have been reported throughout the state, fire officials said. The majority of large and damaging fires tend to occur in the fall, however big fires have broken out earlier this year, fire officials said. Visit ReadyforWildfire.org for more information.

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Sobrato proposes research complex in Menlo Park By Sandy Brundage Almanac Staff Writer

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he environmental review of a proposed complex spanning 151 Commonwealth Drive and 164 Jefferson Drive has started. The Menlo Park Planning Commission scheduled a scoping session for Aug. 20 on the project’s environmental impact report. Sobrato plans to build two four-story research and development buildings totaling 259,919 square feet on 13.3 acres after demolishing structures currently on the site. Since the height of the buildings would exceed 35 feet, the developer is requesting that the site zoning be changed from general industrial (M-2) to general industrial with conditional development (M-2-X). Go to tinyurl.com/MP-Common to review reports associated with the project on the city’s website.

Taylor said in a press release. PG&E will also evaluate nighttime noise levels at residences near Branner Drive. If the levels are too high, it will complete that portion of the pipeline replacement during the day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to the city. For more information, call PG&E at 1-888-743-7431.

PG&E construction starts in Menlo Park

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Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) started replacing a segment of a 24-inch gas pipeline on westbound Sand Hill Road between Sand Hill Circle and Branner Drive on Wednesday night in Menlo Park. A segment of pipe across Alpine Road, south of Sand Hill Road, will also be replaced. The city said construction should finish by the end of October. According to Public Works Director Chip Taylor, the work will primarily take place between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. to minimize traffic impact. Since the city has directed the utility company to restore the portion of Sand Hill Road within the project boundaries, “PG&E will be required to grind the entire westbound side of Sand Hill Road, not just the area of their trench, and replace it with 3 inches of new pavement to restore the entire roadway in a uniform manner,” Mr.

Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park has hired a new spa director, according to a press release. Laura Krohn has degrees in public health and nutrition from San Jose State University and is a certified massage therapist, personal trainer and lifestyle counselor, the press release said. She also has extensive experience nationally and internationally in spa program development.

Dumbarton Bridge to close temporarily The entire Dumbarton Bridge will be closed to all types of traffic starting at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, through 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The closure will let construction crews replace the existing expansion joint that spans all lanes with a joint designed to absorb and dissipate energy during an earthquake.

Candidate Bragg holds ‘office hours’ Firefighter Dave Bragg will be available for coffee, questions, and weighty discussions of Menlo Park’s future on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Meet the Menlo Park City Council candidate from 11 a.m. to noon at Lutticken’s at 3535 Alameda de las Pulgas in West Menlo Park.

Rabbit roundup in Portola Valley

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wo tame rabbits were believed to be still roaming the woods along upper Alpine Road in Portola Valley, the other 20 to 23 having been caught, with around 12 adopted as of Friday, Aug. 17, the Almanac has learned. “It’s been a wonderful community effort,” rescue coordinator Annaloy Nickum told the Almanac. “Hopefully, we’re going to find homes for all of them and keep them out of the system.” Animal shelters tend to be overwhelmed with rabbits, leading to their euthanasia, Ms. Nickum said. Rabbits native to Portola Valley are wary of humans, a trait not evident in the 22 to 25 rabbits seen being released from a big crate by someone unknown on Monday morning, Aug. 13, Ms. Nickum said. The rabbits were tame and well cared for, she said. A community rescue effort began after a hiker “saw all these bunnies hopping alongside the road and into the road,” Ms. Nickum said. Volunteers rallied with food, humane traps, pet carriers and pet gates — to fence the road from the rabbits, Ms. Nickum said. A few were trapped, but most were attracted to rescuers holding out food. The rabbit nibbled, the rescuer grabbed, said Lisa Rockwell, a Portola Valley native with long rabbitrescue experience and involved in this undertaking. While the rabbits had trimmed nails and seemed well fed, the animals had not been fixed, Ms. Nickum said. Babies are probably on the way. A veterinary technician was expected to check them all, and someone has offered to pay for spaying the females; as for neutering the males, no one has yet stepped forward, Ms. Nickum said. And many

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This tame rabbit was one of about 22 rescued from the woods in Portola Valley by a team of volunteers after someone was seen releasing them from a crate, reportedly on the morning of Aug. 13, along upper Alpine Road.

remained without homes. “The community has been very forthcoming,” she said. “We’re hoping they’ll be forthcoming with homes as well.” Anyone interested in adopting one of these rabbits should contact Ms. Rockwell at 4657679. Rabbits are the third most euthanized animal, she said. At one point in the interview, she choked up. “I get moved by the large effort and large sacrifices that go toward such small animals, such small beings,” she said. “I cry anytime I do rescue work (and see) people who are willing to sacrifice and get covered in poison oak.”

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WEST BAY SANITARY DISTRICT CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW AND EXISTING METAL STORAGE BUILDING Sealed proposals for the Construction of a New and Existing Metal Storage Building project will be received at the West Bay Sanitary District, 500 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, California 94025 until 2:00 PM on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at which time they will be publicly opened and read. Bids shall be labeled ”West Bay Sanitary District, Proposal for Construction of a New and Existing Metal Storage Building.” The Work will include the furnishing of all labor, materials, tools, equipment, services, facilities, and other appurtenances for the construction of a New and Existing Metal storage building in the City of Menlo Park. The work includes, but is not limited to, removal, disposal, and installation of all existing steel panels in metal roofing and sidewalls; removal, disposal, and installation of skylight panels, roof ventilators, overhead doors, personnel entry doors, and other appurtenances; modifications to existing structure to accommodate new improvements; and; excavation, grading, and construction of new improvements. The contract documents may be inspected at the office of the West Bay Sanitary District; San Francisco Builders Exchange, Attn: Deanna Johnson, 850 So. Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California 94110; Reed Construction Data, Attn: Document Processing, 30 Technology Parkway South, Suite 100, Norcross, Georgia 30092; Peninsula Builders Exchange, 735 Industrial Road, Suite 100, San Carlos, California 94070; Santa Clara Builders Exchange, Attn: Kanani Fonseca, 400 Reed Street, Santa Clara, California 95050; Builders Exchange of Alameda, Attn: Richard Owens, 3055 Alvarado Street, San Leandro, California 94577; Construction Bidboard, Incorporated, Attn: Michael Schafer, 4420 Hotel Circle South, Suite 215, San Diego, California 92108; McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge, Attn: Shar Startz, 11875 Dublin Blvd., Suite A-118, Dublin, California 94568; and, Contra Costa Builders Exchange, Attn: Traci Horning, 2440 Stanwell Drive, Suite B, Concord, California 94520. Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained at the office of the West Bay Sanitary District upon payment of a check or money order in the amount of $40.00 for each set. The check or money order must be issued to the West Bay Sanitary District. All payments are nonrefundable. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the West Bay Sanitary District Flow Equalization Facilities located at 1700 Marsh Road in Menlo Park, California. Each bid proposal shall be accompanied by a certified or cashier‘s check or a proposal guaranty bond payable to the order of the West Bay Sanitary District in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the bid as a guaranty that the bidder will execute the contract if it be awarded to him in conformity with the proposal. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond in an amount not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price and a labor and material bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price. The District (”Owner”) reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to determine which proposal is, in the judgment of the District, the lowest responsible bid of a responsible bidder or group of bidders and which proposal should be accepted in the best interest of the District. The District also reserves the right to waive any informalities in any proposal or bid. Bid proposals received after the time announced for the opening will not be considered. No bidder may withdraw his proposal after the time announced for the opening, or before award and execution of the contract, unless the award is delayed for a period exceeding forty-five (45) days. Pursuant to the provisions of Public Contract Code Section 22300, and upon the request and at the expense of the Contractor, securities equivalent to the amount withheld by the District to insure performance under the Contract may be deposited with the District, or with a state or federally chartered bank as escrow agent who shall deliver such securities to the Contractor upon satisfactory completion of the contract. Only those securities listed in Government Code Section 16430 or other securities approved by the District are eligible for deposit. The deposit of securities with an escrow agent or the District shall be made in the form and on such terms and conditions as the District may require to protect the interest of the District in the event of the Contractor‘s default. The Contractor shall be the beneficial owner of any securities that are deposited and shall receive any interest thereon. Pertaining to Sections 1770, 1773, and 1773.1 of the California Labor Code, the successful bidder shall pay not less than the prevailing rate of per diem wages as determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations. Copies of such prevailing rates are on file at the District office of the West Bay Sanitary District and which copies shall be made available to any interested party on request. The successful bidder shall post a copy of such determinations at each job site. In accordance with the provisions of California Public Contract Code Section 3300, the District has determined that the Contractor shall possess a valid Class B License or a combination of Class C-39 ”Roofing Contractor ”, C-43 ”Sheet Metal Contractor” and C-54 ”Structural Steel Contractor” licenses at the time this contract is awarded. Failure to possess the specified license(s) shall render the bid as non-responsive and shall act as a bar to award of the contract to any bidder not possessing said license(s) at the time of award.

Grand jury tackles jail overcrowding Could electronic monitoring help solve San Mateo County’s struggle with overcrowded jails? The grand jury thinks it’s worth consideration. The jury’s report, released in July, stopped short of recommending electronic monitoring for pre-trial detainees, but suggested that the sheriff’s office carry out a feasibility study. According to the report, from 2002 to 2007 approximately 50 percent of the male jail population at the Maguire facility consisted of people awaiting trial. That climbed to 76 percent by 2011. With jail capacity outstripped by 120 to 147 percent for the past 10 years, overcrowding was already an issue before the state’s “public safety realignment” program began shipping offenders back to county jails from state prisons. The change is expected to add 300 to 400 jail inmates a day to San Mateo County. The grand jury report estimated that switching to electronic monitoring, where the detainees would be released from custody but tracked, would save about $100 per day per person. The sheriff’s office currently uses electronic monitoring as an alternative to incarceration for low-level convicted offenders with stable living situations. Staff told the grand jury the office opposes monitoring for N CAL ENDA R Visit AlmanacNews.com/calendar to see more calendar listings

Sports SMCHA open English/Western show San Mateo County Horsemen’s 63rd Annual Open English/Western Horse Show. Eight “never-won-a-buckle” classes. Medals to first place and ribbons for first to sixth place. English and Western Pleasure judge: Heather Corfee. Ranch, Trail & Reining: Patty Knudsen. Free coffee and donuts in the morning. lunch for purchase. Aug. 26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $15 per class The Horse Park at Woodside, 3674 Sand Hill Road, Woodside. Call 650364-3020. www.SMCHA.org

Seniors Senior showcase information fair Includes senior resources and services from all of San Mateo County with more than 40 exhibitors, free goody bags and giveaways, door prizes, health screenings, “ask the pharmacist” and free document shredding. Aug. 25, 9:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-344-5200. www.seniorshowcasemp. eventbrite.com

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Global food security in the 21st century USGS Research Geographer Prasad Thenkabail speaks on the the increasing need for food production, cropland areas and agricultural water. Remote-sensing from space will provide crucial data for policy development affecting croplands and their water use. August 30, 7-8:30 p.m. Free U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-329-5000. online. wr.usgs.gov/calendar

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those awaiting trial because of safety concerns and the investment it would take to expand the program. Go to tinyurl.com/SMC-emp to review the report.

SLAC hones laser beam A slice of diamond crystal has transformed an x-ray laser beam from a hatchet to a scalpel, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers announced Aug 12. In a process called “selfseeding,” the crystal filters the x-ray laser beam’s wavelengths into a single color without losing intensity, giving researchers greater control of matter at the atomic level and delivering sharper images, the laboratory said in a press release. According to SLAC, the team that implemented together 15 years of self-seeding theory into a included collaborators from the Technical Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials in Troitsk, Russia, which supplied the diamond filter, and Argonne National Laboratory, which designed the vacuum chamber to house it and the precision motion controls to adjust it. The research was supported by the Department of Energy.

Classes/Workshops Designing for success Participants diagram art and become familiar with the various parts that make up the whole and acquire the tools to enhance artistic expression. Aug. 20, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $220 members; $265 non-members. Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Call 650-364-8300. www.filoli.org eBooks/eAudiobooks Drop-In Session Attendees may drop in to this session with a mobile device and any questions about downloading library materials. Aug. 25, 9:3010:30 a.m. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org Embroidery Class A small flower will be stitched in stranded cotton to create the effect of silk shading. Aug. 25, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $95 members; $115 non-members. Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Call 650-3648300. www.filoli.org Italian Language Classes Adult Italian language classes, at reduced fees, begin on the campus of Menlo College Aug. 20. 1000 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-8685995. thefinestItalian.com

Clubs/Meetings Model Railroad Club Open House The West Bay Model Railroad Association holds monthly open houses the fourth Wednesday of every month. The club is seeking new members. 7-10 p.m. Free. West Bay Model Railroad Association, 1090 Merrill St., Menlo Park. Call 650-322-0685. wbmrra.ning.com

Community Events Palo Alto Festival of the Arts A street fair featuring about 300 artists selling their wares; Italian street painting; two stages of entertainment; kids’ activities; and food and drink. Aug. 25-26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, University Avenue, Palo Alto. Call 831-438-4751. www. mlaproductions.com

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Church raises money for wells in Ethiopia The united efforts of two summer camps, Sunday morning programs, and a Walk4Water culminated in raising $4,500 for drinking wells in Ethiopia, says Jeremy Drew, director of the Children’s Ministry of the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. Throughout June and July, children across the Peninsula saved their spare change to buy a well, he says. Several children hosted bake sales and lemonade stands. Children at the Zapped Day Camp for Kids and the Creative Kids Camp filled jars of change daily. More than 190 people walked for water on July 28. One well in Ethopia costs $2,600. Change raised by the children, a matching donation for one well by an anonymous donor, and another by the missions department, allowed funds for four wells to be made to World Vision, which will supply the wells in Ethiopia.

Fashion show in Atherton A fashion show and luncheon benefiting Kainos Home and Training Center Vocational Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane in Atherton. Kainos is a Redwood Citybased nonprofit that provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. Bernadette Mellott of San Carlos and Shirley Carlson of Atherton are co-chairs of the

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Concerts ‘Pride & Joy’ This pop and soul band will perform Aug. 24, 6-8 p.m. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.

Dance Dancing on the Square - rhumba A 30-minute demonstration of rhumba by by Arthur Murray continues on with public participation. Aug. 28, 6-8 p.m. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/ events/Dancing.html Dancing on the Square - swing / lindy hop A 30-minute demonstration of swing/lindy hop instructed by Carla Heiney continues on with public participation. Aug. 21, 6-8 p.m. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/events/Dancing.html

Exhibits ‘Playing Grown-Up: Toys from the Harry P. Costa Collection’ This exhibition will explore toys from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s that allowed children to mimic the activities of adults. Toys will include an antique pedal fire truck and airplane, Tonka work trucks, and an electric 1929 Lionel Stove & Oven. Feb. 14-Dec. 31, Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 adults, $3 seniors/students, free for children 5 & under, free for association members.

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event, which is sponsored by the Kainos Auxiliary. Clients of Kainos, their parents, and community leaders will be among those modeling men’s fashions from Patrick James of Palo Alto and women’s fashions from Coldwater Creek of Hillsdale. Tickets are $75 per guest. Reservations are required and are available by calling 363-2423. Kainos Home and Training Center is located at 3631 Jefferson Ave., in Redwood City.

Farewell to falls The causes of falls and safety tips to help reduce falls for older adults will be the topic of a presentation by Ellen Corman at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in the Menlo Park City Council chambers, 701 Laurel St. in Menlo Park. Ms. Corman is the supervisor of injury prevention at Stanford Hospital’s Trauma Service. Every 15 seconds an older adult is treated in an emergency room in the United States as a result of a fall, says Ms. Corman. More than one third of adults ages 65 and older fall each year. By looking at home safety, medications, strength and balance, many falls can be prevented, she says. The event is free and supported by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. Free Van service for Menlo Park seniors and people with disabilities is available by calling 330-2512.

San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Call 650-2990104. www.historysmc.org 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 composed 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. (Thursday until 8 p.m.). Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu

Kids & Families Portola Valley Library Infant Storytime Rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories for the very young. For infants 0-18 months old. Aug. 6-27, 11-11:30 a.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. www. smcl.org Portola Valley Library Preschool Storytime Preschool children listen and learn with stories, songs, and rhymes. For preschoolers ages 3-5 years old. August 1-29, 11-11:30 a.m. 0 Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. www.smcl.org Portola Valley Library Toddler Storytime Designed for children 18 months to 3 years old, toddler storytime features songs, stories and movement activities to encourage children to listen and read. August 7-28, 10:30-11 a.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. www.smcl.org

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uch to the chagrin of at least one Menlo Park City Council But regardless of the ultimate outcome, the Beltramos were member, when the city approves an exception to the zon- just getting the best deal they could. In an April 2010 letter, ing rules for a specific property that favors a developer, the brothers provided numbers that a shaky economy, coupled there is nothing the city can do if that site is then sold to another with losing about $600,000 per BMR unit, made the project party. The agreement stays with the property, not the developer. financially risky. In the end they benefited by negotiating with That was the case when after 10 years of haggling, the city finally the city for only one BMR unit, which they projected would sell gave in to local property owners John and Dan Beltramo, who for $250,000, compared with an estimated $850,000 for a full wanted a substantial reduction in the required number of below- market price unit at the time. market-rate (BMR) units in their project at 1460 El Camino Real, In our view, the question is whether the City Council should from three units to one. Over the course of the discussion, city bargain with developers over zoning requirements, or stick to officials appeared to be persuaded that as small, the ordinances. The public would be much betlocal developers up against the economic downter served if the council spent time either revisEDI TORI AL turn, the Beltramos would be harmed finaning or reaffirming its BMR ordinance rather The opinion of The Almanac cially if required to include three BMR units in than succumbing to pleadings from applicants their 16-unit townhome project. The mixed-use nervous about economic conditions or other project also includes a two-story, 26,800-squarefactors. foot commercial building on a 1.54-acre site at the intersection of It’s not easy to handicap the real estate market. For example, as El Camino Real and San Antonio Street in Menlo Park. the Silicon Valley economy recovers, it’s possible the Beltramo But six months after receiving council approval for only one units could bring a much higher price than predicted in 2010. BMR unit, the Beltramos entered negotiations to sell the prop- Who knew about the Facebook effect back then? erty to a large, professional developer, and finalized the deal in Another approved property at 1300 El Camino Real, the March. former Cadillac dealership, also changed hands in March, but Councilman Rich Cline was not happy when he found out. from one large developer (Sand Hill Properties) to another “First, the applicant wanted relief on the BMR allocation. That (Bayfront Investments). This property became embroiled in a was no small feat, but understanding that the applicant was not dispute over whether it could include space for a large grocery a professional developer and did not have the kind of resources a store, which was opposed by an anonymous plaintiff who later classic land developer would have, kind of played into the discus- turned out to be with the grocery workers union. The final sion,” he said. call is for 110,000 square feet of retail and office space, which “Speaking for myself, the way this property flipped hands so is authorized by the development agreement that expires next quickly has never sat well with me.” Although he also noted that year. But the city and the new developer could convert some all landowners have the right to sell, “We gave relief and basically or all of the site to housing, which would help the city meet its passed on more entitlements for the applicant to sell.” housing requirement.

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Editor: I am a 12-year-old American Sikh. I have been deeply troubled at the massacre of Sikhs in Wisconsin. Sikhs are often confused with perpetrators of the Sept. 11 tragedy because of their turbans. While the external attire may look the same, the ideology is completely different. Sikhs believe in equality of all humans, irrespective of caste, color or religion. Sikh is a verb in Punjabi which means to learn. In Sikhism, the noun Sikh means someone who is learning to be a good person. The Teacher or the True Guru is the Creator Himself. The Sikhs believe that there is only one Creator, who does not hate anyone, and is nurturing and forgiving to all. We see that the sun, water, air is for everyone, and the Earth supports us no matter who we are. A Sikh’s aim in life is to imbibe these divine qualities of the Creator. We believe that that

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Our Regional Heritage Local radio personality Hap Harper, a flying weather reporter, landed his airplane on the just-completed section of Interstate 280 through Woodside in 1975. Mr. Harper helped other dignitaries cut the ribbon, while a band played, “Do you know the way to San Jose?”

will help our soul merge with the Creator after death. It is our actions that determine whether we are closer to God or farther away from God. Love for all, is the way to find God. The Sikhs took on very distinctive attire in 1699 in response to atrocities committed by a bigoted ruler in the Indian subcontinent. They took on the responsibility to protect the oppressed,

and to protect freedom of religion. Their dress code of long hair, unshaven beard, a steel bracelet, a sword and long shorts always made them stand out so that they were always accessible to help the weak. Unfortunately in the post-9/11 era, a turban is associated with Osama bin Laden and his followers. That makes the Sikhs at the receiving end of most hate

crimes directed at that terrorist group because of mistaken identity. We Sikhs are regular humans like everyone else. Our belief in equality of all humans, freedom of religion, justice, and liberty for all is very much compatible with American values. Maanek Singh of Woodside is an incoming seventh-grader at La Entrada School

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Don’t fight with each other. You are all champions at Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar, winner of the Readers’ Choice metal for best new food & drink establishment. On the cover: John Sanchez, left, and E. Gary Smith of Menalto Cleaners got game, winning the Readers’ Choice prize for best dry cleaner.

hey may not get the spotlight of Olympic contenders, but many of those who own and operate restaurants, shops and service businesses in our area are local heroes, day in and day out, to the readers of the Almanac. Each year, Almanac readers get to single out their medal-winning favorites. Here are the winners of the 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards.

DESIGNERS Shannon Corey, Linda Atilano, Diane Haas, Rosanna Leung, Paul Llewellyn, Scott Peterson PHOTOGRAPHERS Michelle Le, Veronica Weber, Kimihiro Hoshino, Sierra Duren WRITERS Soo Song, Elena Kadvany, Jane Knoerle, Sandy Brundage

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Marina Borrone, Husband and Chef Josh Pebbles, their family and the entire staff would like to extend a gracious thank you to the community for the acknowledgement of “our place” through these awards. We could not have the excitement and positive reception of our passion appreciated without our committed guests and extended family.

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while the restaurant’s most popular dishes are butter chicken and chicken tikka masala, all of Amber’s traditional, rich cuisine leaves diners — and Readers’ Choice voters — happy and full. Two locations: 2290 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View (650-968-7511) and 150 University Ave., Palo Alto (650329-9644)

INTIMATE DINING Flea Street Cafe is the choice for a cozy dinner, whether it be with your husband, latest crush or an old friend. The soft lighting, series of nested rooms, and background music of cool jazz provide a relaxing atmosphere. There is also outside-terrace dining on warm evenings. Gracious service by a knowledgeable staff adds to the ambiance. Proprietor Jesse Cool is a leader in the sustainable-cuisine movement, and her menu includes recipes from her latest cookbook, “Simply Organic.” Diners rave about the roasted sardines, duck breast, grass-fed short ribs and butter biscuits. Recent dessert favorites have been buttermilkvanilla bean panna cotta and rosemary angel food cake. 3607 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park; (650) 854-1226

CHINESE RESTAURANT, TAKE OUT For 19 years our readers have named Su Hong their favorite Chinese restaurant. (Owner Bee King says the eatery is now closed for remodeling because its 35-year-old kitchen needs updating.) The white-tablecloth establishment has long been known for its gracious service and extensive Mandarin and Sichhuan menu. Diners love the kung pao chicken, sizzling beef, walnut prawns and eggplant in garlic sauce. Su Hong To Go, which also rates tops with Readers Choice voters, is open for business. Su Hong, 1039 El Camino Real, Menlo Park; (650) 323-6852. Su Hong To Go, 630 Menlo Ave., Menlo Park; (650) 322-4631.

HAMBURGER, DINE WITH KIDS For a hamburger fit for a champion, head to Jeffrey’s Hamburgers, winner of this year’s Readers’ Choice poll in two categories: Hamburger and Place to Dine With Kids. Owner Serg Karanov says “our dedication to customer service and our product” is what makes Jeffrey’s special, along with fun,

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retro-diner decor and fresh food that can be customized to your taste. The menu features a wide range of sandwiches, hot dogs and salads, not to mention specialty items such as fish and chips, root beer floats and sweet-potato fries. In about a month, Jeffrey’s will offer a new menu item for gluten-free or carb-avoiding customers: a burger patty served in a bowl over salad, Mr. Karanov says. 888 El Camino Real, Menlo Park; (650) 322-1959

FRENCH RESTAURANT Left Bank, an authentic French brasserie, has been popular with local diners since it opened in downtown Menlo Park in 1998. Readers’ Choice voters appreciate the charming interior — completely remodeled in 2008 — and the outdoor sidewalk seating. Chef Brendy Monsada offers a menu focused on the cuisine of southern France, featuring many light seafood choices alongside classic brasserie items, such as steak frites, mussels, cassoulet, steak

tartare and tarte Lyonnaise. Salad Nicoise and heirloom tomato salad appeal to warm-weather appetites. For a sweet finale, try peach Melba or fresh-fruit clafoutis. 635 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park; (650) 473-6543

INDIAN RESTAURANT Amber India serves traditional North Indian tikkas, curries and biryanis, enhanced with flavors such as chilies, saffron and rose water. Manager Manjeet Singh says that

Year after year, Almanac readers declare Carpaccio their No. 1 choice for gracious dining in a Tuscan atmosphere. The menu includes classic Caesar salad, lasagne, cannelloni, eggplant Parmesan and tiramisu. These dishes are all available at many Italian restaurants, but at Carpaccio they are prepared to perfection with top-quality ingredients. In addition to offering lunch and dinner menus featuring soups, salads, pizza, pasta and other entrees, chef Jorge Cortes constantly offers new weekly specials, says managing partner Ciya Martorana. Recent specials have included fettuccine with smoked salmon, rib-eye steak, sand dabs and grilled rainbow trout. Diners enjoy the Pat Kuleto-designed restaurant interior and the garden ambiance when the front

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JAPANESE For the second year in a row, Naomi Sushi was the top pick for Japanese restaurant. After a recent remodel, the restaurant’s interior walls are covered in beautiful dark wood. Customers can do sake tastings at the new sake bar. A favorite roll on the menu is the Volcano Roll, with spicy tuna and cucumber on the inside and baked salmon and spicy mayo on top. If you’re feeling adventurous, ask the chef to make a “chef’s roll� — a surprise special roll of his choice. For non-sushi customers, the menu has many meat, salad and soup options. 1328 El Camino Real, Menlo Park; 650-321-6902; naomisushi.com

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NEW RESTAURANT Blue Garden Cafe just opened in the spring, but its setting in the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park is familiar to generations of local residents. Having lunch at Allied Arts is a tradition that dates back to the 1930s, shortly after the crafts guild was opened. Our readers like the new eatery, operated by JW Catering of Cupertino, which serves lunch on the enclosed terrace and in the blue garden in nice weather. There is a savory selection of salads and sandwiches, including a BLT mozzarella wrap, couscous salad and mushroom-andGruyere sandwich. Luncheon reservations are not required, and the cafe is also open for pastries and beverages in the morning and afternoon. The guild is owned by the Allied Arts Auxiliary, which benefits the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at

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BAKERY Woodside Bakery sees a steady stream of happy customers, from the cycling crowd stopping for morning pastries to the hostess who takes home a spectacular Black Forest cake to wow her dinner guests. The bakery is noted for its European-style creations, such as Napoleons, chocolate mousse cakes and genoise aux fruits, all created by pastry chef Jesus Mendoza. But it’s also a full-service bakery, offering cookies, scones, breakfast pastries, breads and fruit pies. “We are using all the beautiful fruit in season now,” says manager Jan Sweyer. She also notes that the bakery has expanded its selection of glutenfree pastries. Woodsiders agree that the bakery is the go-to place, whether you’re stopping by for a cookie or ordering a beautifully decorated wedding cake. 3052 Woodside Road, Woodside; (650) 851-0812

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breakfast with its classic pancakes and variety of morning treats. Regulars pack the place, says general manager Masoud Majdi, drawn not only to the quality of food and service, but to the consistency. He partly attributes the large number of daily customers to the restaurant’s positive and comfortable ambiance. The staff also know most of the regulars, he says, which goes a long way. 600 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park; 650-838-0066.

DESSERT What’s for dessert? At Draeger’s supermarket in Menlo Park, it’s a delicious array of goodies, including miniature red velvet cupcakes and creme brulee. The bakery department is known for its cakes, cookies, fruit tarts and pies, but it also features mini chocolate eclairs, cream puffs, lemon tarts and beautifully decorated petits fours. If chocolate is your thing, treat yourself to a few imported Leonidas truffles, handcrafted Bissinger’s chocolates, or hard-to-find candied orange

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With popular flavors like Oreo Creme Filling, Cold Stone Creamery has been named the favorite ice cream store this year. Having the choice to customize their ice cream treats or buy signature Cold Stone creations like Banana Caramel Crunch, customers flood the Menlo Park shop around late afternoon. Cold Stone also offers lower-calorie smoothies and sorbet for those looking for a more healthful boost. 611 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park; 650-325-4500.

NEW FOOD & DRINK ESTABLISHMENT After recently celebrating its first anniversary, Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar is already a solid favorite with local residents. Guests have the option of dining in the bistro, the fireplace bar, or, in nice weather, the outdoor courtyard. New chef Chuck Courtney, who has

headed restaurants up and down the West Coast, is bringing flair to the menu with such specialties as cheddar chive biscuits, lobster rolls, kale lasagna, and pork chop with barbecue sauce and Brentwood corn mashed potatoes. In addition to offering full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, the grill is open until midnight for those looking for late-night drinks or desserts. 100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park; (650) 330-2790

PIZZA Drawn to signature pizzas like the Menlo Combo, readers have once again chosen Applewood Pizza as their favorite pizza restaurant. Applewood offers a classic family-style dining atmosphere for those craving pizzas, sandwiches and pastas. Though regulars crowd the place, manager Attila Varsanyi says, many also visit from other cities and states. Meanwhile, expansion has begun on a local level; a new Applewood Pizza opened in San Carlos two months ago with a full bar and additional food. 1001 El Camino Real, Menlo Park; (650) 324-3486

PLACE TO BUY MEAT Schaub’s Meat Fish & Poultry at the Stanford Shopping Center has drawn the top vote for “place to buy meat.” The 24-year-old Schaub’s carries sausages, Midwest corn-fed beef and

the popular Fred’s Steak, among other options. All sausages are made in house, owner Dave Schaub says, and a new sausage is coming out in about six months. 395 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto; (650) 325-6238

PLACE TO BUY WINE If the wood terrace that stretches overhead as you walk into Beltramo’s Wines and Spirits isn’t enough to transport you to thoughts of a California vineyard, the endless rows of fine wines and alcohol inside will do the trick. Beltramo’s is known for its wide-ranging wine and alcohol selection as well as customer service. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful, yet low-pressure. And if you want to try out wine before making a purchase, check out the Beltramo’s wine tastings every Saturday from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m, with a different theme each week. “We never pour the same wine twice,” says store manager Will Sunquist. 1540 El Camino Real, Menlo Park; 325-2806.

SANDWICHES Grab and go. The Village Cheese House continues its reign in the “classic” category. Noah Hiken and his wife Sarah, owners since 2007 of this 53-year-old Palo Alto institution, have remodeled the shop but retained its most cher-

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ished traditions, such as the best-selling Turkey on Dutch Crunch with the Works. Since last fall, an “express register� — for grab-and-go items, phone, catering and Order-Ahead App orders — eases the lunchtime crowding. On a shelf to the right of the entrance, the Hikens have retained some of the most popular of the shop’s old gourmet lines — including Marie Sharp’s Hot Habanero Sauce from Belize, Palo Alto Firefighters’ Pepper Sauce, Vermont maple candies and the Cheese House private-label sweets.855 El Camino Real, Suite 157, Palo Alto; (650) 326-9251

AUTO REPAIR This year’s auto-repair gold medal goes to Portola Valley Garage, a specialist in the repair of European vehicles. Since 1948, this independent garage has been offering quality auto-repair services performed by well-trained technicians. “We will always strive to do the best for our customers, keeping their cars safe and dependable,� says owner Tom Ramies, son of original owner Martin Ramies. 4170 Alpine Road, Portola Valley; 851-7442.

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Since 1963, multiple generations of Menlo Park families have returned to Golden Shears to get their hair cut. It’s been voted favorite barber for the 12th year in the row. Owner Louie Arenas says the loyal clients are what keep the barbershop in business. “We’re just lucky that we have a good volume of clients,” he says. “I’ve seen a lot of families grow, start from when they’re 4 or 5 years old, and now some of them are bringing in their own kids.” Next year is the shop’s “golden” anniversary. In May 2013, it will have been open for 50 years. 814 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park; (650) 325-0943

DAY SPA Nestled in a quiet corner scant blocks away from downtown Palo Alto’s bustling University Avenue, Watercourse Way has provided a tranquil respite to residents and visitors for more than three decades. The beautiful day spa with its Zen-inspired motif features enough amenities to soothe an entire football team. Watercourse offers nine unusual, private hot-tub rooms

(with names like “Two Stones” and “Six Dragonflies”), many of which include saunas or steam rooms; spa treatments such as the Champagne Chocolate Truffle, Salt Glow and Tropic Tranquility; massage; skin-care services and a shop brimming with stress-busting goodies. 165 Channing Ave., Palo Alto; (650) 462-2000

DRY CLEANER Menalto Cleaners goes for and gets the gold yet again. For the fourth year in a row, Menalto has been named favorite dry cleaners by Readers’ Choice voters. Owner E. Gary Smith, a Menlo Park resident, says, “I think we are successful because we are customer-care oriented, we provide a can-do attitude, and I like what I do.” Customers on Yelp echo that sentiment with five-star reviews. Menalto’s offers dry cleaning with pickup and delivery service as well as laundry, alterations and shoe repair. 1921 Menalto Ave., Menlo Park; (650) 323-7001

FITNESS CLASSES/YOGA Whether it’s the popular classes

like yogaROK or the friendly and fun environment, the 2-year-old Studio Rincon has become a favorite place to get in shape and practice yoga. Many people like coming because they feel welcome no matter what level they are at, owners Bill and Kathy Petrin say. “The thing we value the most about our business is the genuine friendships we have made in our community,” the Petrins wrote in an email. The studio maintains a family-friendly environment, offering classes that range from pre-ballet to Zumba for folks of all ages. Youth dance and yoga classes re-start in September. 3536 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park; (650) 861-0242.

FLORIST With long-lasting, fresh flower arrangements and superior customer service, Twig and Petals has won a place on the winners’ platform. “We always try to exceed expectations and go the extra mile for our customers,” owner Bella Hicks says. “We love getting to know our customers and building lasting relationships.” Whether the flowers are for special occasions

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BOOKSTORE As Kepler’s, Menlo Park’s iconic bookstore, enters a new phase of life under the leadership of entrepreneurs Praveen Madan and wife Christin Evans, it retains a hold on the community’s hearts, raising more than $750,000 in three months — and winning another Reader’s Choice Award. Peace activist Roy Kepler opened Kepler’s in 1955 and it earned a reputation as a place where countercultural minds could gather to share ideas. His son Clark took over in 1980, managing the store through times good, bad and ugly, with the launch of online juggernaut Amazon.com. The new transition team is working hard to keep the community feel of Kepler’s alive while updating There’s no question for Readers’ Choice voters: Draeger’s takes the prize for best place for dessert. Dig in.

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GYM Bulldog Sports and Fitness tops the list of favorite gyms. “We might not be the biggest gym,” founder and president Lawrence McNeil says, “but we have amazing trainers and coaches,” most of whom are fresh from being student athletes in college. Bulldog offers a range of classes for kids, teens and adults, including “boot camps” and sports-themed birthday parties. Recently, the gym received private funding to provide sports programs for kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, with the goals of helping kids develop strength, speed and healthy eating habits. Currently, there are 12 trainers at three sites. 1610 El Camino Real, Menlo Park; (650) 561-4095

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For the fourth year in a row, Almanac readers have voted Menlo Park-based Los Salonez their favorite hair salon. Customers are attracted by the experienced staff and the fact that Los Salonez is a local, neighborhood salon, says owner Klara Turner, who has been there 20 years. In addition to offering a wide range of trims and styles for people with different hair types, Los Salonez carries Niko products from Canada that are fragrance-free, hypoallergenic and all-natural, she says. 1010 Alma St., Menlo Park; (650) 328-0735.

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Opened in 2009, Rosewood Sand Hill wins “Best Hotel” for the fourth year in a row. The hotel has quickly become the place to see and be seen on the Peninsula social scene, and is the setting for many gala charity events. Rosewood Sand Hill has 123 guest rooms including 31 suites, as well as a spa, the Madera restaurant, babysitting services and a grand ballroom. The two-room “Presidential Villa” has 2,372 square feet of luxury, including his-and-hers showers, a sunken tub and views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Guests and locals alike enjoy cocktails and bar food on the terrace at sunset. 2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park; (650) 561-1500

Drawn to its professional and personable service, voters in the 2012 Readers’ Choice poll picked Avi Decorative Painting as their favorite painter again this year. “We provide utmost care, demonstrate a strong commitment to our customers, and provide the best service at a fair price,” says owner Avi Lenchner. Since 2009, the company has aimed to increase public awareness and action about the environment through its own nonprofit organization, Avi Green Now. It’s dedicated to using up-to-date, safe and sustainable products, while providing customers “the right solution the first time,” he says. P.O. Box 51551, Palo Alto, CA 94303; (650) 329-0770.

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Cindy’s Nails tied A Touch of Elegance in the 2012 poll for favorite place to get a manicure or pedicure. TOE’s sweet staff and longlasting polish attract a steady stream of regulars, says manager Hanh Ly. “We remember the clients’ names,” she adds, and they “feel like a part of our family.” Manager Danny Vo emphasizes the teamwork that goes into giving quality service and making customers feel comfortable. “We all work together to always give the best to the customers,” he says. Cindy’s Nails has two Menlo Park locations: 1012 Alma St. (650566-1909) and 1702 El Camino Real (650-322-6427). A Touch of Elegance is at 1150 Crane St. in Menlo Park (650-321-0679).

With multiple refill options and health services such as wellness tests and immunizations, Walgreens has won again as the favorite pharmacy to keep readers in shape for the game of life. The pharmacy aims to make the prescription process as painless as possible, offering automatic refills, text alerts and adjustable prescription settings online. Loyal customers can join a savings club that gives them discounts on medications and store items. 643 Santa Cruz Avenue Menlo Park; (650) 3211530.

PLUMBER The family-owned Guy Plumbing, where the fourth generation of the Guy family now works, has once again been named favorite plumber in the

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Almanac’s poll. Customers like dealing with a company where most employees are committed to long-term relationships. Many customers have used Guy Plumbing for decades. The business aims to provide a simple, consistent and reliable service. “People trust us,” owner Dave Guy says, “which has kept us alive for all these years.” 1265 El Camino Real Menlo Park; (650) 323-8415

TRAVEL AGENCY AAA Travel was voted the favorite travel agency in the 2012 Readers’ Choice poll. “People like this agency because of the personal attention they get,” says AAA staffer Jennifer Ehinger. “Members feel like family.” The two travel agents in Palo Alto have 30 years of experience combined. “The people here are all really good friends,” she adds. “People pick up on that.” 430 Forest Ave, Palo Alto, CA; (650) 798-3200

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2012 BICYCLE SHOP Consistency and customer service have wheeled Menlo Velo Bicycles to victory as favorite bicycle shop again this year. Though it’s a small shop, it aims to exceed customer expectations, owner Rainer Zaechelein says. In addition to boasting a loyal customer base, the shop attracts a stream of people who rent bikes to tour Stanford and Silicon Valley sights. 433 El Camino Real, Menlo Park; (650) 327-5137.

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If you want to be an champion, dress like a champion. Head to Alys Grace, Menlo Park’s go-to shop for women’s fashion. A small boutique feel and quality selection make Alys Grace the top pick of voters. Alys Grace offers such clothing designers as Joie, Vince and Trina Turk. The store is also home to jewelry, shoes, belts, scarves and gift items. 899B Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park; (650) 322-5524

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For the second year in a row, Abbey Carpet came in as the favorite for floor covering in the Readers’ Choice poll. Eugene Perez, Abbey’s manager for eight years, says customers appreciate the quality of service provided by this local business. “They like our attention to detail, and that we have our own installers,” he says. Abbey Carpet also offers “Smart Strand,” an eco-friendly carpet that is 40 percent corn and 60 percent petroleum and comes with a lifetime warranty. 905 El Camino Real, Menlo Park; (650) 462-0800.

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PICTURE FRAME SHOP The Great Frame Up in Menlo Park aims to meet picture-framing needs, from a child’s art project to an expensive, original work of art. “We do it all,” says owner Marcy Magatelli, a 30-year resident of Menlo Park. A year ago, the Great Frame Up moved to a new and bigger location on Santa Cruz Avenue that has allowed Ms. Magatelli to expand the store’s frame selection. Additions include two lines of premade frames, one of which is made out of eco-friendly rubber wood or bamboo. What makes the Great Frame Up special? “The creativity, the design and ideas that we offer to people,” Ms. Magatelli says. “The quality of the workmanship and my sense of community and the fact that we always see to it that everyone is extremely happy with what we’ve done.” 865 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park; (650) 323-1097

TOY STORE, GIFT AND NOVELTY Cheeky Monkey Toys won this year in two categories: Toy Store and Gift & Novelty. The brightly colored store is appropriately named after a British term that means a “funloving, rambunctious child,”

says Anna Chow, who owns the store with her husband, Dexter Chow. “Kids should be energetic and interactive and have fun,” she says. “We work really hard to find new and different things for all ages, as well as focusing on the quality and the scalability of the toys.” Since 2007, Cheeky Monkey has occupied a 4,000square-foot store on Santa Cruz Avenue. The store offers a “Ten Wishes” birthday program, where a child can come in and choose 10 items, place them in a box and then let friends and family search for a birthday present they know the birthday child wants. 640 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park; (650) 328-7975

HARDWARE STORE Menlo Park Ace Hardware, voted best Hardware Store for the seventh year in a row, has championship-level service and product selection, according to voters in the 2012 Readers’ Choice poll. “Customers can find everything they expected and more,” says manager Mihail Chivari. The most popular products right now are barbecue and gardening tools, but novelty items make browsing the store’s well-stocked aisles fun for customers of any age. 700 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park; (650) 325-2515

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Attila Varsanyi from Applewood Pizza is a favorite among fans for slicing up the best pizza in town.

HOME DECOR & FURNISHINGS This is the 20th year that Flegels Home Furnishings, known for its fine furniture and interior-design services, has won a Readers’ Choice award. The

professional staff of designers is there to help shoppers find the right accent piece or a full suite of furnishings at no additional cost. Prestige furniture lines include Stickley, Baker, McGuire, Jessica Charles and Matsuoka from Japan. Since the 1950s, three generations of the Flegel family have

Since 1931, Gleim the Jeweler has won a reputation for a wide selection of quality jewelry and expert staff. “Our customers like the quality of our jewelry and watches, as well as the fact that we have very knowledgeable and experienced colleagues to help them,� says owner Georgie Gleim. “They also know us for our extensive selection of estate and antique jewelry, which sets us apart from other stores for both unique selections and good values.� She says the store is always working on expanding its estate collection. If you want beautiful jewelry with a more affordable price tag, check out the store’s sale case, where items that have been in stock too long are offered at half price. Other services include jewelry and watch repair, custom design, appraisals and free cleaning and inspection. 111 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto; (650) 3253533. (Appraisals: 540 University Ave., Palo Alto; 323-1331.)

LINGERIE WEAR When it comes to spicing up the wardrobe, readers have chosen Victoria’s Secret as their favorite place to buy lingerie. From lace to polka dots, the shop offers a wide variety of panties and bras. The silk and

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cotton wear also features different designs, such as animal print. Rather than compromising fit for comfort, the business emphasizes finding the right match for each customer. Stanford Shopping Center 180 El Camino Real, Palo Alto; (650) 328-0574

to enjoy the garden, redwood grove, and the two stores.� Roger Reynolds specializes in Japanese maples, perennial and annual bedding plants, fruit trees, roses, bonsai, cactus, and trees, shrubs and container plants. 133 Encinal Ave., Menlo Park; (650) 323-5612

NURSERY

PET STORE

Roger Reynolds Nursery & Carriage Stop is the oldest nursery on the Peninsula and continues to be a Menlo Park favorite. Roger Reynolds founded the nursery in 1919 and today it is run by his granddaughter, Sally Halstead. “Ms. Halstead has insisted on providing only the very best quality in product and service,� says the website. “This is a legacy that carries over from when her grandfather was the owner of the nursery. She is proud of how beautiful the nursery is and wants customers

Independent and locally owned, The Pet Place has again been named the favorite pet store among voters in the Readers’ Choice poll. Celebrating both its 20th consecutive win for favorite pet store and 20th birthday, the business remains dedicated to offering personal and reliable service, along with updated pet supplies. Whether the customer is two-legged or four-legged, the business “goes the extra 10 miles,� co-owner Marc Macy says. It focuses on one-on-one problem-solving

with each customer and pet, even referring customers to other services around the community. In addition to the welcoming atmosphere, “people appreciate our honesty, philosophy, and compassion for the animals,� Mr. Macy says. “We are always there for customers.� 777 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park; (650) 325-7387

PRODUCE Almanac readers can double their pleasure with two local Sigona’s Farmers Markets offering the best fruits and veggies. The beautifully displayed, fragrant produce in both the Palo Alto and Redwood City markets reminds some of the markets in France and Italy. Sigona’s offers a wide selection of organic and commercial produce. Do as trendy chefs do: Wander the aisles for inspiration

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and decide what to prepare for dinner based on what appeals to you. Sigona’s offers a wide selection of organic and commercial produce. It also features other tempting products such as Tara’s Mediterranean almond cookies, dried Blenheim apricots from Hollister, wines, olive oils, nuts and cheeses. 399 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto (650-329-1340); and 2345 Middlefield Road, Redwood City (650-368-6993)

SHOE STORE Get in the Olympic spirit with a new pair of running shoes or maybe even a 5K training program at Fleet Feet Sports in Menlo Park. “We take the time to treat everyone individually, do an assessment of their feet, and try to help them choose the best shoe for whatever their fitness goals are,” says Jim Gothers, who owns the store with

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his wife, Lisa Taggard. Fleet Feet also goes beyond the retail experience, with a 3-year-old running program called “No Boundaries,” which helps people get back into or begin running by training for a 5K race. The program takes place two or three times every year. There is also a half-marathon group for more seasoned runners. “One of the things we enjoy most about what we do is getting community runners together,” says Mr. Gothers. “Lots of people make good friends. We run together, talk together, laugh together.” 859 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park; 325-9432.

ART GALLERY Featuring a wide range of artwork and styles, the Portola Art Gallery has been chosen the voters’ favorite art gallery in the 2012 Readers’ Choice poll. The gallery, located at Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park, showcases work from 13 artists, including photographers, painters and ceramicists. Many of the artists come from the Bay Area. In October 2012, the gallery plans to host its fourth annual Paint Allied Arts exhibit for the community and local artists. It is accepting artist applications for the event. 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park; (650) 321-0220

Thank You for voting us Best Landscaping Service! 2012 HIGH QUALIT Y L ANDSCAPE I N S TA L L AT I O N AND MAINTENANCE AWA RD W INNING G A RD ENS USING ORGANIC / NONTOXIC A PPROACH IN CARING FOR THE GARDENS

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HAPPY HOUR Left Bank in Menlo Park and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse in Palo Alto tied in the Happy Hour category. At Fleming’s, Happy Hour extends from 5 to 7 each day and features five varieties of wine, five cocktails and five appetizers. Each item is $6. Favorite cocktails include margaritas and the “bikinitini.” Appetizers include baked brie, roasted mushroom ravioli, tenderloin carpaccio, calamari and shrimp cocktail. Left Bank’s Happy Hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Wine is $5 a glass; cocktails are $6. Appetizers are $7 and feature oysters on the half shell; tuna tartare; calamari; salmon croquettes; and truffled frites. Happy Hour at Left Bank also extends from 9 p.m. until closing time. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 2 Stanford Shopping, Palo Alto (650-329-8457); and

Left Bank, 635 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park (650-473-6543)

home.” 1929 Menalto Ave., Menlo Park; (650) 322-1926

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The diversity of music and customers at Cafe Zoe helped make it the favorite spot for live music in the 2012 Readers’ Choice poll. Most Friday nights, the Menlo Park cafe features local artists who perform and create many styles of music and art. Among the performers are school teachers and students who perform in side gigs and open mic nights, says catering manager Jessa Sharkey. The cafe has a relaxed environment, offering free Wi-Fi, lunch items and drinks. Well supported by schools and local businesses, the cafe attracts a range of customers who have become friends with the staff. “Most people feel a great sense of community,” Ms. Sharkey says. “They come together and feel at

Once again Readers’ Choice voters picked the Village Pub as a favorite place for a date, and it is easy to understand why. The restaurant’s elegant atmosphere sets the scene for a special evening. The staff is highly professional, yet friendly, and the delectable food prepared by executive chef Dmitry Elperin makes it a night to remember. Choices range from a luxurious multi-course meal ordered from the regular menu to a burger, available from the bar menu. The Pub emphasizes fresh, seasonal produce, much of it grown at the restaurant’s organic farm in the hills above Woodside. Spacious, comfortable seating ensures conversation remains private. 2967 Woodside Road, Woodside; (650) 851-9888

PLACE FOR A CHILD’S BIRTHDAY PARTY Menlo Park’s Color Me Mine has won again as favorite place for a child’s birthday party, with its variety of ceramic pieces that children and their parents can paint and decorate. The business offers two party packages that include all paints, glazing, firing and invitations. Also, kids can host themed parties and choose their ceramic pieces accordingly. After finishing their masterpieces, customers leave them temporarily with the studio, which fires them in the kilns. 602 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park; (650) 328-4486 A

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4 BR 2.5 BA Impeccably updated,lovely views from most rms,exquisite gardens & pool. 500PortolaRoad.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh/Hugh Cornish, 650.851.1961

Country Cottage

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Views toward Skyline

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3 BR 4.5 BA Beautiful PPG home built in 2000 on usable 3 acres. Natural light fills the house. Ed Kahl, 650.851.2666

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5 BR 4.5 BA Fabulous English country house w/guesthouse, studio & waterfall. Portola Valley schools. Hugh Cornish, 650.324.4456

European Country Manor

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4 BR 4.5 BA Custom built stunning architecture and design. Gorgeous in everyway. Walk to town center. Scott Dancer, 650.851.2666

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5 BR 6 BA Situated on aprx. 3.7 ac at the end of a cul-de-sac w/ sweeping views of the western hills. Scott Dancer, 650.851.2666

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1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement GRAGG PAVING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 251438 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Gragg Paving, located at 856 Sweeney Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94063; Mail Address: P O Box 5246, Redwood City, CA 94063. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): ROBERT DAVID GRAGG 856 Sweeney Avenue Redwood City, CA 94063 MARGIE ELLEN GRAGG 856 Sweeney Avenue Redwood City, CA 94063 This business is conducted by: Husband & Wife The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 07/09/2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on July 18, 2012. (ALM Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012) RE-CONSTRUCTION FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 251380 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Re-Construction, located at 4 El Sereno Dr., San Carlos, CA 94070, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): RODRIGO LACASIA-BARRIOS 4 El Sereno Dr. San Carlos, CA 94070 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 July 16, 2012. (ALM Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012) M’S HAIR STUDIO FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 251558 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: M’s Hair Studio, located at 2091 Avy Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): MELISSA M. RAMOS PAVAO 280 N. 31st. Street San Jose, CA 95116 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 July 26, 2012. (ALM Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012) JHN GENERAL SERVICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 251572 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: JHN General Services, located at 1940 Pulgas Ave., East Palo Alto, CA 94303, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): JORGE A. HUAPAYA NECOCHEA 1940 Pulgas Avenue East Palo Alto, CA 94303 MARIA CARUZO 1940 Pulgas Ave. East Palo Alto, CA 94303 This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. 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 July 27, 2012. (ALM Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012) SLEEP SISTERS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 251496 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Sleep Sisters, located at 3250 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA 94062, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): MELISSA ZDRODOWSKI 3250 Woodside Road

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AVENUE LIQUORS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 251806 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Avenue Liquors, located at 2147 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City, CA 94061; Mailing address: 2339 California St., Mountain View, CA 94040. Registered owner(s): BALWINDER SINGH TUMBER INVESTMENT, INC. 2339 California St. Mountain View, CA 94040 This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on August 10, 2012. (ALM Aug. 15, 22, 29, Sep. 5, 2012) CREIGHTON PENSION CONSULTING SERVICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 251810 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Creighton Pension Consulting Services, located at 350 Sharon Park Drive, Suite E27, Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): ROBIN F CREIGHTON 350 Sharon Park Drive #E27 Menlo Park, CA 94025 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 03/01/2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on August 10, 2012. (ALM Aug. 22, 29, Sep. 5, 12, 2012) SUITE FOODS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 251738 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Suite Foods, located at 315 S. Maple Ave., Suite 104, South San Francisco, CA 94080. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): SUITE FOODS 315 S. Maple Ave., Suite 104 South San Francisco, CA 94080 This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 03/15/2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on August 7, 2012. (ALM Aug. 22, 29, Sep. 5, 12, 2012)

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night delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 08-06-2012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee DEREK WEAR-RENEE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY 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. CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. A-4278709 08/08/2012, 08/15/2012, 08/22/2012 ALM Trustee Sale No. 256086CA Loan No. 1596649235 Title Order No. 1058273 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08-18-2005. 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 08-29-2012 at 12:30 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 09-02-2005, Book NA, Page NA, Instrument 2005-153268, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County, California, executed by: EUGENE J. SULLIVAN AND KRISTI SULLIVAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A, 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

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For Sale 202 Vehicles Wanted Donate Your Car, Truck, Boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. 888-902-6851. (Cal-SCAN)

203 Bicycles Mountain Bike, 18-speed - $60

210 Garage/Estate Sales

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continued from Page 39 association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE MARSHALL STREET ENTRANCE TO THE HALL OF JUSTICE AND RECORDS, 400 COUNTY CENTER, REDWOOD CITY, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,195,053.85 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 2140 WARD WAY WOODSIDE, CA 94062 APN Number: 069-241-070 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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;as isâ&#x20AC;?. 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: 08-022012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee DEREK WEARRENEE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com 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

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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. P969553 8/8, 8/15, 08/22/2012 ALM T.S. NUMBER: 00015413/Evans APN: 062-081-010 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED August 11, 2004 UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLA NATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 08/29/2012 at 12:30 PM, on Wednesday At the main entrance to the Hall of Records at the County Center 401 Marshal Street, Redwood City, CA World Equities, Inc., a California Corporation, as Trustee or substituted Trustee, under the Deed of Trust executed by Harrington Evans, by Deed recorded May 5, 1984. herein called Trustor, recorded August 17, 2004 as Instrument No. 2004168287, in Book, Page of Official Records of San Mateo County, California, will sell at a public auction to the highest bidder for cash, payable in lawful money of the United States at the time of sale, the interest conveyed to and now held by said Trustee under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said county and state described as: "In As Per Said Deed Of Trust" The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrect-

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ness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein: 1204 Henderson Ave Menlo Park, CA 94025 The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore 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. Said Sale will be made without warranty as to title, possession, or encumbrances, for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including the fees and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided therein, and the unpaid principal and interest of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, to wit: $172,111.44 Dated: July 25, 2012 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should under stand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee action. You will be bidding on a lien, not 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 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 World Equities Inc. Trustee Sale Line at 800-863-3553 ext. 447. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not be immediately reflected in this telephone information. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. World Equities, Inc. 1245 South Winchester Blvd. #304 San Jose, California 95128 (408) 249-5484 As such Trustee By Jay Carlet Assistant Secretary TAC: 958561 PUB: 8/08 8/15 8/22/12 ALM FILING YOUR FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT? We Offer Professional Help. ALMANAC â&#x20AC;˘ 326-8210.

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO Case No.: CIV515969 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: VALERIE J. PICETTI filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: GIOVANNI ROBERT DAWSON to GIOVANNI ROBERT PICETTI. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: September 18, 2012, 9:00 a.m., Dept.: PJ, Room: 2E, of the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: THE ALMANAC. Date: August 9, 2012 /s/ Robert D. Foiles JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (The ALM Aug. 15, 22, 29, Sep. 5, 2012)

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INITIAL VALUATION: LIST PRICE: SOLD:

$ 2.8 M

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FOR SALE

FOR SALE

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1365 Bay Laurel, Menlo Park

93 Camino Por Los Arboles, Atherton

95 Fleur Place, Atherton

One-level, 5-bedroom, 4-bath creekside home on just over a half-acre; enjoy today, remodel or build new. Detached guest house, pool Offered at $4,400,000

Opportunity in prime Central Atherton, less than 1 mile from the prestigious Menlo Circus Club; approx. 2.54 level acres with original home, significant trees, and sun-swept open spaces Offered at $14,980,000

Magnificently renovated estate property with 7 bedrooms, 9 full-, 2 half-baths, gorgeous grounds with guest house and pool; premier central Atherton on cul-de-sac; Menlo Park schools Offered at $11,750,000

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FOR SALE

FOR SALE

196 Selby Lane, Atherton

459 Walsh Road, Atherton

198 Heather Drive, Atherton

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4-bedroom, 3.5-bath home with resort-like amenities: pool, spa & tennis; English gardens & heritage oaks bordered by Sharon Heights Golf Course; Las Lomitas schools Offered at $4,100,000

Desirable one-level, Lindenwood home with lovely grounds, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and pool, spa and sport court; almost one acre Offered at $3,150,000

FOR SALE

SOLD

SOLD

248 Greenoaks Drive, Atherton

240 University Drive, Menlo Park

917 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park

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New 3-level home in Allied Arts by Laurel Homes; classic East Coast style with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths; Menlo Park schools Offered at $3,995,000

Sophisticated remodel in Allied Arts, one level with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths; amazing gardens with over 50 rose bushes; Menlo Park schools Offered at $1,349,000

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