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Candidates forum set for Atherton City Council seats Candidates for the two open Atherton City Council seats will be given a chance to state their positions and answer questions at a forum set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Holbrook-Palmer Park Pavilion. The forum is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County and the Atherton Civic Interest League. There will be a fiveminute ACIL business meeting before the forum begins. During the forum, each canN O B I T UA RY

Dorothy Cartan Longtime Atherton, Menlo Park resident

Dorothy Mary Bjorkland Cartan of Menlo Park died peacefully at home on Sept. 24. She was 87. Ms. Cartan was a first-generation American born to Swedish parents in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1943. During World War II, she moved to California. A community leader and philanthropist, Ms. Cartan was known for her sense of humor and compassion, say family members. She was married for 32 years to Henry Cartan of

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didate will make an opening statement, then a moderator will ask questions that have been submitted by attendees and consolidated, according to an announcement from the two sponsoring organizations. The four candidates are incumbent Elizabeth Lewis, Cary Wiest, Denise Kupperman, and Greg Conlon. It is unknown whether all candidates will attend.

The League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County invites the public to local forums to discuss state propositions on the Nov. 6 ballot. Here are the times, dates and locations: â– 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Menlo Park Library, 701 Laurel St. in the Menlo Park Civic Center. â–  11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, in

Atherton. Mr. Cartan died in 2001. Ms. Cartan is survived by children Leslie Shackleford, Linda Philpin, Dorothy Cartan Karen Dunton, Henry Cartan IV, James Cartan, and Ian Cartan; brother Richard Bjorkland; and two grandchildren. Contributions in Ms. Cartan’s memory may be made to the Charles Armstrong School, 1405 Solana Drive, Belmont, CA 94002; American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123; and the American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010.

lost in the shuffle,� Sen. Simitian said in a written statement. “(This law) is going to ensure that renters don’t get their homes yanked out from under them, and are fully informed before they sign a lease on the dotted line.� Samantha James of San Jose came up with the idea about a year ago after having paid a security deposit to rent an apartment, only to discover two months after furnishing and moving into the unit that the building was in foreclosure proceedings.

N P O L I C E C A L L S This information is from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent until convicted. MENLO PARK Residential burglary reports: ■Losses estimated at $3,475 from entry through unlocked side door of residence and theft of several pieces of jewelry, Oak Knoll Lane, Sept. 25. ■ Losses estimated at $500 in breakin by forcing open sliding glass door and theft of two necklaces, Sharon Park Drive, Sept. 27. Theft reports: ■ Loss estimated at $469 in theft of locked bike from bike rack, Coleman Ave., Sept. 21. ■ Loss estimated at $400 in theft of bike from under outside staircase, Sharon Park Drive, Sept. 26. ■ Loss estimated at $250 in theft of

right rear tire and hubcap from vehicle, Sharon Road, Sept. 23.

â– Loss of $25 when passenger left taxicab claiming he needed to get money from his apartment and never returned to cab to pay his fare, Pierce Road, Sept. 26. Accident report: Bicyclist suffered non-life-threatening injuries and refused medical treatment from medics after colliding with car while riding bike in crosswalk, Oak Grove Ave and Crane St., Sept. 27. Adult Protective Service report: Sharon Park Drive, Sept. 27. ATHERTON Theft reports:

â– Unknown loss in theft of white Apple iPhone with blue paisley case, Tuscaloosa Ave., Sept. 25.

â– Unknown losses in theft of locked bike from bike rack, Menlo-Atherton High School at 555 Middlefield Road, Sept. 24.

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Landlords must disclose foreclosure Prospective tenants, as of January 2013, will have the right to be informed of possible foreclosure of a residence they are planning to rent. Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 1191 into law on Sept. 25. It was authored by state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, and is another in a series of constituent-proposed laws from his annual “There Oughta Be a Law� contest. “In this foreclosure crisis, much of the focus has been on homeowners, and renters have gotten

the chapel of the Woodside Village Church, 3154 Woodside Road, opposite Woodside Elementary School. â– 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at The Sequoias, 501 Portola Road in Portola Valley. League volunteers will present non-partisan information about the various ballot propositions. For more information or transportation help, contact Ellen Hope at ellenjhope@aol. com or call 839-8647.

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Section 1 of the October 3, 2012 edition of the Almanac

The Almanac 10.03.2012 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the October 3, 2012 edition of the Almanac