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Clockwise from top, the main house dates from the 1880s and underwent extensive modification, including enclosing sleeping porches above the first-floor porch. Encroaching trees, time and weather exact their toll on a wooden shed. Above the woods at The Hawthorns lies open space and panoramic views. A bathtub shows the effects of years in the out-of-doors.

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here are bats in the basement of The Hawthorns mansion in Portola Valley, it is said. There were bees in the house, 10 hives of them, but they’ve been repatriated, it is said. But it’s a big old house. Maybe the people doing the repatriating didn’t get them all! Maybe the ones they left have become easily annoyed! And has anyone given a thought to ghosts? The house is very big and very old and covered in very gray shingles, the kind you see on haunted houses everywhere. For decades, no one has lived there. The windows are boarded up. A fence topped by barbed wire surrounds it there in the woods, woods that are uninhabited — except for the coyotes and bobcats, except for the mountain lions and the rattlesnakes, and their prey. And the house does have company. Scattered among the trees are the dark collapsing remains of wooden sheds. Bathtubs rust in the open air. What was once a boat is now a shapeless moldering pile. A mobile home, its best days long gone, slumps forlornly, melting slowly into the ground. What might one encounter Midpeninsula on a nocturnal visit? Fortunately — or not — The Hawthorns isn’t open at night. district considers Nor is it open during the day. This 79-acre triangular expanse of light a future for woodlands and open grassy ridges with panoramic views and many native species belongs to the MidThe Hawthorns peninsula Regional Open Space District, a public agency, and it isn’t in Portola Valley yet ready for public access. Rangers from the district and from the private Woodside Patrol keep an eye on the place. The patrols and the fence became necessary, said district Project Manager Regina Coony, with the vandalism that began within weeks of the property’s coming into the possession of the Midpeninsula district in November 2011. The original owners, James and Ida Allen, lived in San Francisco and used the property as a summer escape. They planted hawthorns along Alpine Road, since uprooted, and “several hundred olive trees, seven acres of vineyards, ten acres of apples and eight of prune trees,” and raised thoroughbred horses and Poland China hogs, according to the 2003 book “Life on the San Andreas Fault: A History of Portola Valley,” by Nancy Lund and Pamela Gullard. The Woods family bought it in 1916. Over time, they added a garage and corrals and enclosed the house’s sleeping porches. “They did such a good job of it that you don’t see it at first blush,” Ms. Coony said. Ms. Woods took in donkeys retired from the San Francisco Zoo Continued on next page

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Above, dust to dust, ashes to ashes. It is the beginning and end of everything and everyone, including this complex of accessory structures at The Hawthorns estate in Portola Valley. Below, a honeycomb, part of 10 active hives of honeybees detected in the walls of the estate’s main house by infrared sensors, extracted and repatriated to a Portola Valley beekeeper. Continued from previous page

and horses retired from the San Francisco Police Department, according to the historical account. Owls have since taken up residence in the barn, Real Property Manager Michael Williams said. When the cottonwood trees are in bloom the falling of the white blossoms “is almost like snowing,� he added. In 1952, Fred Woods III and his wife Harriet Woods, both now deceased, built a smaller singlefamily home out of sight of the main house. It may serve as a ranger station, officials said. The couple donated the estate to the Midpeninsula district so as to have it preserved “as public open space in perpetuity,� a staff report says. “It is the largest gift from a private property owner ever received by the district, valued at $13 million, including an approximately $1.9 million endowment to be used towards stewardship of the donated property.� Had it been developed, the property could have accommodated 22 large private homes, the report says. The family and the estate became news following the 1976 conviction and imprisonment of son Fred Woods IV, who, with two partners in crime from Atherton, pleaded guilty to the kidnapping of 26 Chowchilla schoolchildren and their bus driver. The kidnappers secreted their captives in a quarry in Livermore, but they all escaped on their own without injury. Mr. Woods IV no longer has a connection with the property, district officials said. Pausing to reflect

The district has The Hawthorns in a “freeze� while assessing the buildings, Ms. Coony told the Almanac during an hour-long tour recently. “We immediately got working on sealing the structures,� she said. A full hazardous material assessment was done. The bees are with a Portola Valley beekeeper. “We’ve been pulling out hives,� one of them with a honeycomb about 3 feet long, she said. “That’s what we’ve been working on for several months, getting out all those bees, kind of an extraordinary effort.�

All of the structures are old, and some may have historic value. There are claims that the carriage house is the work of famed architect Julia Morgan. The homestead house, which served as the residence during construction of the main house, may be the oldest structure in town, Ms. Coony said. The barn is elegant and exceptional in its own way. Lacking a foundation, it sits directly on the ground. “The interesting thing about this building is that it doesn’t have a lean to it,� Mr. Williams noted. “I can’t wait to get the crew started on all the research,� Ms. Coony said. A staff report lists a budget of $226,000, including $35,000 to stabilize the structures, $45,000 for first-year fire safety measures, $5,000 for an environmental assessment, and $125,000 to assess the historic elements. The district intends to connect the property to nearby open spaces and parks, including the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, and to preserve its natural, cultural and environmental aspects. The town’s Sweet Springs, Valley Oak and Alpine Road trails border the property, all of which connect to the Coal Mine Ridge trail system. Workers have made cosmetic changes. When the district acquired the property, more than 60 vehicles were in repose there, and the place was overgrown, Mr. Williams said. With the brush now cut way back, the fire danger is much less, and homes for the vehicles were found in South Carolina and San Luis Obispo, he said. Maintaining structures, however, is not the district’s metier, so a long-term plan depends on having a partner step forward to help. A model, Ms. Coony said, would be Folger Stable at Wunderlich Park in Woodside. The San Mateo County Parks Department owns the property, and has as a partner the nonprofit Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks, which provides financial and volunteer support. “If no partner comes forward, then the minimum we’ll do is some kind of short-term mothballing,� Ms. Coony said. A


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Menlo Charity Horse Show earns accolades The Menlo Charity Horse Show has received a Heritage Competition award from the U.S. Equestrian Federation, the governing body for all equestrian competition in the United States. The Menlo show is one of only 12 horse shows in the United States to receive the honor. “Since there are approximately 2,600 sanctioned horse shows held annually in this country, this award is really special and something to be proud of,� says show spokesperson Nan Chapman. To receive the designation, an event had to be in continuous operation for a minimum of 25 consecutive years, have significant involvement and support from the community, contribute to the promotion of equestrian sports, and be “widely recognized as being a Regional, National, or International level of competition.� Betsy Glikbarg, horse show founder and co-chair, says: “We are really honored to receive this designation, but if I can boast for just a minute, we and the community have really earned it. In its 42 years, the show has raised millions of dollars for Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired and other nonprofit agencies. Because so many of its competitors have gone on to national competitions, as well as The Olympics, the show is widely recognized at all levels of competition.�

Ry Kelley produces new show Longtime Peninsula developer Ryland Kelley is presenting “The All Star Autumn Revue,� first of a series spotlighting local musicians and actors, from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Club Fox theater, 2223 Broadway in Redwood City. The coproducer is Mike Jacobi. The show features 16 performers, including singer Julia Belanoff, 17, whose first album is “Winner in Your Heart�; actor and singer Darrell Batchelder; and guitarist, composer and singer Rick Vandivier. Tickets are $25 at the door. Mr. Kelley, a 50-year resident of Ladera, recently moved to Woodside.

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Silicon Valley Symphony The Silicon Valley Symphony will present “My Sun, My Stars� at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 330 Ravenswood Ave. in Menlo Park. A second performance of the concert will be held at 4 p.m.

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Sunday, Nov. 18, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave. in Palo Alto. Opera tenor Christopher Bengochea will sing and lead an audience sing-along that will include guests from the Menlo Park Chorus, directed by April McNeely. Concertmaster Julian Brown will perform a violin solo. Maestro Michael Gibson will conduct the two performances. The symphony will perform works by Brahms, Ravel, and others. Mr. Bengochea will sing selections by Tosti, Verdi and Faure, in addition to popular Italian tunes such as “O Sole Mio.� Tickets are $20 general, and $15 for seniors/student; children 12 and under free with adult. Tickets are available online at siliconvalleysymphony.net or at the door up to 30 minutes prior to the performance.

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The whole town’s invited to ‘The Wedding of the Year’

AN IMPORTANT NOTICE REQUIRED BY THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Tradúzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. The O’Connor Tract Co-Operative Water Company has levels of manganese above the secondary drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what you should do, what happened, and what we are doing to correct this situation. Our water system is in violation of a secondary drinking water standard. We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Water sample results for quarterly monitoring for the last year have manganese levels averaging 74 ppb in well #1 and 148 ppb in well #2 (ppb=parts per billion). This is above the secondary drinking water standard, or secondary maximum contaminant level of 50 ppb. Manganese concentrations above the standard may have an effect on taste and tend to leave black deposits in some plumbing systems. What should I do? s

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Menlo School will present “The Wedding of the Year,� an “environmental, interactive theater� event, on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17, at Florence Moore Theatre on the Menlo School campus, 50 Valparaiso Ave. in Atherton. Created by the cast and crew around the wedding of two culturally-clashing families, the audience first celebrates the wedding in the theater, then follows the bagpipes to the new Creative Art & Design Center for the wedding reception. As guests of New Jersey’s Fantastikini family at the wedding of their son to the daughter of the Techmores of Atherton, the audience is invited to dine at the Italian wedding buffet, be entertained by the Rat Pack Band and dance the night away. All tickets are $10 and include

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the wedding reception buffet. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on

Saturday. For reservations, go to tickets@menloschool.org or call 330-2001, ext. 2333.

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degree in science and fine arts from UCSanta Cruz. Although her official duties begin Dec. 1, Ms. D’Agosta Cynthia will be on hand D’Agosta to greet visitors at Filoli’s annual nine-day fundraiser, Holiday Traditions, which starts Nov. 23.

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Concerts Beethoven’s Fourth featuring Emanuel Ax Emanuel Ax makes his Philharmonia Baroque debut with Beethoven’s 4th piano concerto on fortepiano. Nicholas McGegan conducts 4th Symphony and Concerto. Nov. 8, 8-10 p.m. $25-$90. The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Call 415-2521288. www.philharmonia.org/nov2012/

Community Events Woodside HS harvest festival and craft faire Holiday gift ideas - Jewelry, clothing and crafts. Refreshments will be sold. There will be a raffle with prizes donated by vendors(additional raffle tickets may be purchased). Admission includes one raffle ticket. Nov. 10, Event will be held at WHS in the multi-use room (MUR). 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $1. Woodside High School - MUR, 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside. Call 650-628-5474. Green$ense for Your Home Based on the new book, “Green$ense for the Home,� author Eric Corey Freed shows buildings that save energy, water and resources are not more expensive. Nov. 13, 7 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Town Center, 765 Portola Road, Portola

Valley. Call 650-851-1700 ext. 216. www.portolavalley.net/index.aspx?page=251 La Entrada Used Book Sale The La Entrada Used Book Fair in the MUR on has thousands of books have been donated and one can find books in all genres ranging from children to adult with everything in between. Nov. 13, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. La Entrada School, 2200 Sharon Road, Menlo Park.

On Stage ‘The Real Thing’ Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Thing� is on stage through Nov. 18 at the Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Mountain View. Tickets: $15-$25; purchase at www. thepear.org or 650-254-1148.

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Art Galleries Barbara von Haunalter: ‘Nature’s Paintbox’ The Portola Art Gallery presents ‘Nature’s Paintbox,’ landscape paintings in watercolor by Barbara von Haunalter. The exhibit features plein air work created in and around the Bay Area. Not open Sunday. Through Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free Portola Art Gallery, Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-321-0220. www.portolaartgallery.com

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C O M M U N I T Y Parent/Child Pie-in-a-Jar Cooking Class Parents can bring their children and join piemaker Julie to learn the art of making homemade pies. Participants will learn how to make simple, organic fruit fillings, master pie dough and lattice tops. Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $64/$85. Arrillaga Family Rec. Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park. www.menlopark. org/registration

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Auditions Auditions for ‘Oklahoma!’ Auditions for the musical “Oklahoma!” will be held on Nov. 6 & 7. Performance dates are March 13-23, 2013. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and prepare a one-minute show tune. No monologues necessary. For more information and to make an appointment, www.pvtcca.org. Casting is open to 5th grade-adult. Nov. 6-7, 6-9 p.m. Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 851-8282 ext. 105. www.pvtc-ca.org Classes/Workshops Exploring Mind-Body Skills for Stress Reduction In this hands-on workshop, Dr. McDonald will discuss some of the research around simple and proven techniques that activate the relaxation response such as guided imagery, breathing techniques, mindful awareness, and simple forms of meditation. Nov. 10, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. $20. Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-325-5614. www.vallombrosa.org

Clubs/Meetings Model Railroad Club Open House The West Bay Model Railroad Association holds monthly open houses the fourth Wednesday of every month, and the club is currently seeking new members who are interested in model railroading, regardless of their skill level in the hobby. Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m. Free. West Bay Model Railroad Association, 1090 Merrill St., Menlo Park. Call 650-3220685. wbmrra.ning.com Portola Valley Library Non-Fiction Book Club The club will discuss “Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and Murder of a President” by Candace Millard, an

account of James Garfield’s rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the history of his assassination and legacy. Nov. 15, 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. smcl.org

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. $5 adults, $3 seniors/students, free for children 5 & under, free for association members. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Call 650-299-0104. www.historysmc.org Stanford Art Spaces - Stanford University Paintings by Ben Alexy, watercolor, ink, and mixed media by Valerie P. Cohen & paintings by Kyungsoo Lee are on exhibit at the Paul G. Allen Art Spaces on the Stanford

University Campus. From July 6 to Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Stanford Art Spaces, 420 Via Palou, Stanford. Call 650-725-3622. http://cis. stanford.edu/~marigros

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Remi & Chloe Paly Juniors Remi & Chloe are singers, songwriters, and guitarists, and featured artists at Red Rock Cafe, Teens on the Green and other local venues, they rock originals and acoustic covers. Nov. 8, 8-10 p.m. $10. Angelica’s Bell Theater, 863 Main St., Redwood City. Call 650-906-2050. www. ticketfly.com/event/174063/

‘Puppylocks and the Three Bears’ Magical Moonshine Theatre presents this family play in which Goldilocks is a little golden dog and the three bears are teddy bears. Recommended for ages 3 and up, but all ages are welcome. Nov. 14, 4-5 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. smcl.org ‘Wild Cat Adventure’ Five live wildcats from various countries. Each cat is shown on stage as information about the species is shared with the audience. Nov. 18, 2-3 p.m. $10 general, $5 for kids under 12. Foothill College’s Appreciation Hall, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 707-874-3176. www.wildcatfund.org Atherton Library Preschool Storytime Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories and activities every Monday morning. Through May 20, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free Ather-

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West Bay Sanitary District Notice of Public Hearing NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the District Board of West Bay Sanitary District will conduct a Public Hearing on Wednesday evening, December 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the District’s Administration Office located at 500 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025. The purpose of the Public Hearing will be to consider a proposed increase in the existing residential and commercial customer rates, effective January 1, 2013 for the collection of waste/recyclable materials in the West Bay Sanitary District for calendar year of 2013. The need for this increase was discussed by the District Board at the October 10, 2012 Board meeting. WHAT ARE THE PROPOSED MAXIMUM RATES: Approximately sixty percent (60%) of residential service containers are a 32 gallon size. The new rates for 2012 for a 32 gallon container would increase from $34.00 per month to $37.60 per month, equating to a $3.60 per month increase. The District’s proposed rates would remain amongst the mid-range of all the South Bayside Waste Management Authority agencies. The following table shows the current rates and proposed rates to be effective beginning January 1, 2013. Proposed Maximum Solid Waste Rates for 2013 Customer Service Level Residential: 20 gallon can 32 gallon can 64 gallon can 96 gallon can

Current Monthly Rate

Commercial: (Per Pick Up) 1 yard bin 2 yard bin 3 yard bin 4 yard bin 6 yard bin 32-Gallon Cart 64-Gallon Cart 96-Gallon Cart

2013 MONTHLY RATES Proposed Monthly Rate Monthly Increase

$21.00 $34.00 $67.00 $101.00

$23.30 $37.60 $73.70 $110.00

$2.30 $3.60 $6.70 $9.00

Current $216.96 $411.76 $458.51 $611.34 $757.89 $34.00 $67.00 $101.00

Proposed $227.81 $432.35 $481.45 $641.92 $795.78 $37.60 $73.70 $110.00

Increase per pick up $10.85 $20.59 $22.94 $30.58 $37.89 $3.60 $6.70 $9.00

Rates for Other Services In addition to the monthly collection charge, various miscellaneous costs for special services such as back yard service or overage events will be charged to the customers who subscribe to these services. These rates are also proposed to be adopted effective January 1, 2013 and were provided in the Proposition 218 Notice. If you would like additional information on the proposed rates, please call the District at 650321-0384. Any person interested, including all solid waste/recycling collection customers of the West Bay Sanitary District, may appear at the public hearing and be heard on matters related to the proposed increase in rates. West Bay Sanitary District Board of Directors San Mateo County, California

/s/ Phil Scott District Manager Dated: October 10, 2012

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Religion/Spirituality Exploring Mind-Body Skills for Stress Reduction Attendees will discuss and learn techniques to activate the relaxation response such as guided imagery, breathing techniques and more. Details and registration at www. vallombrosa.org. Nov. 10, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. $20. Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-325-5614. www. vallombrosa.org

Talks/Authors Author talk: ‘Love and Death in Silicon Valley’ The former police chief of San Jose, Joseph D. McNamara started his career as a beat cop in Harlem in NYC. A vocal national spokesperson for Hand Gun Control, Inc. and critic of America’s War on Drugs, he is currently at the Hoover Institute, Stanford, and lives in Menlo Park. Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com/event/joseph-d-mcnamara Author talk: ‘The Twelve’ In “The Passage,” Justin Cronin constructed a world transformed by a government experiment gone horribly wrong. Now the scope widens and the intensity deepens as the epic story surges forward with “The Twelve.” Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers. com/event/justin-cronin-0 Craig Stanford The author warns of a “Planet Without Apes” and theorizes on what can be done to prevent the extinction of man’s closest biological relatives. Nov. 9, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. booksinc.net Robin Youngson Youngson, an anesthesiologist from New Zealand, will speak on compassion in health care. Nov. 8, 5:45-7:30 p.m. Free. Stanford Medical Center’s Alway Building, Room M106, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford. Call 650-723-8599. ccare.stanford. edu/content/robin-youngson-md

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4 BR 5 BA Completed in 2008,exquisite inside & out,Windy Hill views,convenient loc. 280Nathhorst.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

5 BR 3.5 BA .97 +/- on gorgeous setting on one of best streets in West Atherton. Keri Nicholas 650.323.7751

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4 BR 3.5 BA Extensively and beautifully remodeled home. Breathtaking view of forest and ocean. Lea Nilsson 650.328.5211

PRIME WS HILLS LOCATION! WOODSIDE $2,649,000

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BAY VIEWS TO SF, LOS ALTOS HILLS $1,695,000

DOWNTOWN TOWNHOME, MENLO PARK $1,290,000

4 BR 3 BA Gourmet kitc w/granite counters & built-in desk area,fplace in LR,FR w/soaring ceilings. Matt Shanks/Steve Gray 650.323.7751

4 BR 3 BA Approx. 2800 sq ft home on just under a Half Acre. Very Private setting with views. Brendan Royer 650.324.4456

4 BR 3 BA Custom contemporary on private AC. 5 mins to I-280, 10 mins to Stanford. Price reduced. Susan Tilling 650.324.4456

3 BR 2.5 BA Downtown. 1-owner 2-level updtd townhouse. Oak floors, fireplace, formal DR. Yard. Garage. Nancy Goldcamp 650.325.6161

TRADITIONAL HOME, REDWOOD CITY $1,275,000

GREAT OPPORTUNITY, REDWOOD CITY $1,049,000

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STUNNING MEDITERRANEAN, REDWOOD CITY $1,695,000

4 BR 3 BA Bay views, gorgeous grounds, & chef ’s kit. Exquisitely remodeled home, close in location. Barbara Piuma 650.851.2666

3 BR 2 BA Outstanding Sterling Heights location on a quiet street across from Westwood Park. Steven Gray 650.851.2666

3 BR 2 BA Spacious, light & bright, updated top-floor condo in Emerald Hills. Roy Cloud Elementary. Veronica Kogler 650.324.4456

4 BR 3.5 BA Enjoy living on this mini Estate set on .44 ac. Enhanced by the cook’s kit & spacious FR. John Alexander 650.323.7751

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New listing!

Views Across The Bay

Private prestigious location. 11+ acre property in central Woodside close to town. Susie Dews & Shena Hurley, 650.325.6161

$11,750,000

7 BR 9 full BA + 2 half Stylishly chic & elegant residence + gst hse. Gorgeous finishes & master suite w/2 baths. Tom LeMieux, 650.323.7751

Central Atherton Beauty!

$11,200,000

7 BR 8 full BA + 3 half Private home on 1.4 acres. Lencioni Const., completed in 2002. Finest Amenities. MP schls. Diane Kneis, 650.325.6161

Stunning Home

$3,998,000

4 BR 3 full BA + 2 half Elegant home w/formal dining rm, gourmet chef ’s kitc. Exquisite master suite. Lovely yard. Keri Nicholas, 650.323.7751

New listing!

$3,995,000

5 BR 4 full BA + 2 half Charming home on private acre with pool and spa. Las Lomitas Schools. Sue Crawford, 650.324.4456

Las Lomitas Schools!

$3,850,000

4 BR 3.5 BA Architecturally significant home elevated above the street for complete privacy. Tom LeMieux, 650.323.7751

New price!

$3,450,000

4 BR 3.5 BA Lindenwood. Remodeled Contemporary with family room, dining room, pool. Great location! Sue Crawford, 650.324.4456

LOS ALTOS HILLS Sunny Open Floor Plan!

$3,895,000

$4,850,000

4 BR 4 BA High-quality Traditional home in Oakdell Manor. Menlo Park schools. Landscaped garden. Hugh Cornish, 650.324.4456

Central Menlo Park

$4,590,000

5 BR 4 full BA + 2 half Well appointed home w/study, gym, theatre area, wine cellar & hot tub. Great sun exposure. Carla Priola-Anisman, 650.851.2666

MP Schools!

Central Portola Valley

$1,168,000

3 BR 2 BA Nestled at end of Cul-De-Sac.Hardwood floors,double pane windows beautiful backyard. Camille Eder, 650.323.7751

Windy Hill Views

$3,250,000

$7,500,000

Amazing Setting

Western Hills Views

$649,950

3 BR 2.5 BA Great Mountain View location, end unit w/ private yard, 2 master bedroom suites, fireplace Kathie Christie, 650.851.1961

PALO ALTO Tuscan Inspired Jewel

$3,998,000

4 BR 4.5 BA 3,762sf home on 10,785sf lot. Separate dining rm & family rm. Formal living rm w/fireplace Tim Trailer, 650.325.6161

Green Gables Eichler!

$1,448,000

4 BR 2 BA Updated Eichler in Green Gables. Open flr plan. Pool. 2 car garage. Corner lot. PA schls. Nana Spiridon, 650.325.6161

$1,250,000

3 BR 2 BA Courtyard entry. Corner lot. Cul-de-sac. Fireplace, updated kit, att. garage. Fruit trees. Nancy Goldcamp, 650.325.6161

PORTOLA VALLEY Spectacular Views

$7,495,000

3 BR 3.5 BA Visually stunning modern home with floor to ceiling windows atop quiet 1.59 ac knoll. Helen & Brad Miller, 650.851.2666

Expansive Estate Property

$4,495,000

5 BR 3 full BA + 3 half BA main hse. 2BR/1BA Gsthse,pool,cabana,solar-energy system. Aprx 2.8 ac. www.158Pinon.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh, 650.851.1961

World Class Setting

$4,400,000

Westridge Estate Property

$4,100,000

$2,849,000

5 BR 4.5 BA Spacious Tri-level contemporary hme on 6+ ac. Frml LR, Kit/FR, Library & multi-purpose rm. Margot Lockwood, 650.851.2666

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Central Woodside

$2,490,000

4 BR 3.5 BA Scenic & Serene. Sought-after PV Ranch! From its pristine cul-de-sac, spectacular views Dean Asborno, 650.851.1961

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$1,798,000

New price!

Fabulous Opportunity

Exceptional Property

$1,490,000

$5,695,000

Build dream home on 1.13 acre (per county) in majestic setting. www.5BuckMeadow.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh, 650.851.1961

4 BR 4.5 BA A beautifully renovated home, private pool and spa, + 3 beautiful ac of mostly level land. Erika Demma, 650.851.2666

Close to Town Center

Central Woodside Estate

$1,425,000

4 BR 2 BA Sophisticated home with magnificent LR/DR with 12 ft high ceiling & tall windows. Jean & Chris Isaacson, 650.851.2666

Amazing Value

$1,390,000

Build your dream on 1.34 acre (per county) in majestic setting. www.3BuckMeadow.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh, 650.851.1961

Private Setting

$659,000

New price!

REDWOOD CITY Cute Home On Large Lot!

French Country Vineyard

2 BR 2 BA Charming home on large lot west of Alameda de las Pulgas! Large driveway and lush yard! DiPali Shah, 650.325.6161

125 Dumbarton Ave, 5-Plex

$748,000

2 BR 1 BA Completely refurbished home with hardwood floors & gas fireplace. Walk to Whole Foods. Paul Engel, 650.325.6161

Great Starter Cottage!

$450,000

WOODSIDE Prime Location!

$29,000,000

$3,750,000

5 BR 4.5 BA Terrific Traditional home with skylit artist studio/office. Huge rooms. Expansive lawn. Carol MacCorkle, 650.324.4456

Prime Woodside

$799,000

$4,950,000

4 BR 4 BA 2.5 ac, remodeled home w/barn, pool, across from Horse Pk for hiking, dog walking, horses. Ed Kahl, 650.851.2666

1 BR 1 BA Los Trancos Woods home on .29 ac, remodel or build dream home. www.1044LosTrancosRoad.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh, 650.851.1961

Prime Westridge Location

$2,249,000

3 BR 2 BA Elegant living room, gourmet kitchen on 1 acre in central Woodside. Keri Nicholas, 650.323.7751

$1,995,000

3 BR 2.5 BA Charming French Country Hm on .90 ac w/ vineyard. Close-in WDS location. WDS Elem Schl K-8. Deborah Kehrberg/Jim McCahon, 650.851.2666

Western Hills views!

$1,950,000

3 BR 3.5 BA Beautiful updated home. Inviting fireplace,eat-in gourmet kitchen 2 master suites! Jennifer Whelan, 650.323.7751

Price Reduced

$699,000

3 BR 2 full BA + 2 half + sep bonus rm w/half BA. Newly built in 2005. Lg 10,000 sf lot. Bank approved short sale. Margot Lockwood, 650.851.2666

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$5,695,000

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

Menlo Park Schools!

4 BR 3.5 BA Expansive home with spectacular views, usable 2.6 acs, stunning grounds. 658Westridge.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh, 650.851.1961

$6,500,000

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

5 BR 3.5 BA Ladera home w/fantastic views. Spacious guest quarters w/sep.entrance, flat backyard area. Eloise Pollock, 650.851.1961

Ideal location to El Camino Real. Great potential. 5 One bedroom units. Appointment only! Greg Stange, 650.325.6161

$3,650,000

$6,999,000

3 BR 2.5 BA Spacious home,Windy Hill view,2.6 acres(per county) pool & lovely guesthouse. 140Pinon.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh, 650.851.1961

5 BR 4.5 BA Approx 2.5 Ac. Enjoy the Flat land, Bay views, Single level home in Prestigious Westridge. Dean Asborno, 650.851.1961

3 BR 2 BA Wonderful home, contemp flrpln includes fam rm/ kit with granite, sep living rm w/ frplc. Maya & Jason Sewald, 650.323.7751

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3 BR 3.5 BA Stunning rebuilt home. Chef¹s kitchen open to great room. HW flrs & 9’ ceilings. MP schls. Billy McNair, 650.324.4456

$1,355,000

$11,450,000

7 BR 6 BA Mostly level 10.4 ac property w/vws of the Western Hills. Potential for 3 lot subdivision. Ed Kahl, 650.851.2666

5 BR 3 full BA + 2 half bath Spacious home w/private guest ste & pool. Lovely grounds just under 1.25 ac. 161Sausal.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh, 650.851.1961

New price!

$1,549,000

Central Woodside

Rare offering! 1939 Duplex, downtown loc. 1BR/1BA each side. Live in one, rent the other! Steve Bellumori, 650.324.4456

$995,000

6 BR 4.5 BA Light filled home w/high ceilings, kit w/granite countertops & stainless steel appliances. Camille Eder, 650.323.7751

$3,488,000

$3,400,000

3 BR 4 BA Contemporary home with Windy Hill views on 1+ ac. w/pool & guesthouse. www.50SiouxWay.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh, 650.851.1961

5 BR 4 BA On 3 acres remade in 1995 in Central Woodside. Gated entrance with towering Cypress trees. Berdine Jernigan/ Jim McCahon, 650.851.2666

New Price!

Build dream home on 8.7 acs,borders Arastradero Preserve w/Windy Hill Views. AlpineRd.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh, 650.851.1961

Central Menlo Park!

$3,495,000

5 BR 3.5 BA Custom hm on 1 ac. Huge garage & workshop. Sunny lawn, patio, decks w/stunning vws of bay. Jean & Chris Isaacson, 650.851.2666

Cheerful Eichler, Lrg Lot

5 BR 3.5 BA Custom-remodeled home w/amazing views & indoor-outdoor flow. Light & bright. PA schools. Ken Morgan & Arlene Gault, 650.328.5211

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3 BR 3.5 BA Enjoy carefree living in this spacious 2nd floor condo. Bay views filtered through trees. Carol MacCorkle, 650.324.4456


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1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement KNIGHT & ASSOCIATES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 252693 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Knight & Associates, located at 405 El Camino Real #324, Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): VICTORIA BUTCHER 361 Ridgeway Road Woodside, CA 94062 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 09/27/2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on October 9, 2012. (ALM Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14 2012) JATELO PRODUCTIONS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 252692 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Jatelo Productions, located at 2211 Menalto Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): MEDA O. OKELO 2211 Menalto Avenue East Palo Alto, CA 94303 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 01/01/1991. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on October 9, 2012. (ALM Oct. 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 2012) LADINE SPORTS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 252418 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Ladine Sports, located at 1208 S. MayFair Dr., Daly City, CA 94015, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): CLINT LADINE 1208 S. MayFair Dr. Daly City, CA 94015 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 September 21, 2012. (ALM Oct. 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 2012) TRITON CUSTOM BUILDERS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 252736 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Triton Custom Builders, located at 4905 Cruden Bay Ct., San Jose, CA 95138, Santa Clara County. Registered owner(s): DGML CONSTRUCTION INC. 4905 Cruden Bay Ct. San Jose, CA 95138 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 October 11, 2012. (ALM Oct. 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 2012) ADAM’S FIRE STOP FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 252939 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Adam’s Fire Stop, located at 3100 Rolison Rd., Redwood City, CA 94063; Mail Address: PO Box 61071, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): ADAM R. LIBERATORE 3101 Louis Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303 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 October 29, 2012. (ALM Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2012) AVELLINO LAB USA, INC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 252928 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Avellino Lab USA, Inc., located at 1505 Adams Drive, Suite B2, Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): AVELLINO LAB USA, INC. 1505 Adams Drive, Suite B2 Menlo Park, CA 94025 This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 10/02/2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on October 26, 2012. (ALM Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2012)

997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20120187403763 Title Order No.: 1159770 FHA/VA/PMI No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/29/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER, TREDER and WEISS, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 04/04/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-048919 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of SAN MATEO County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: JEFFREY R. ANSTROM AND JANE E. ANSTROM, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 11/20/2012 TIME OF SALE: 1:00 PM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE MARSHALL STREET ENTRANCE TO THE HALL OF JUSTICE AND RECORDS, 400 COUNTY CENTER, REDWOOD CITY, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 120 LA MESA DRIVE, PORTOLA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA 94028 APN#: 077-160-220 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,062,803.26. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned

off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder ‘s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714730-2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20120187403763. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES and POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap. com BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP as Trustee Dated: 10/19/2012 BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (855) 286-5901 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 A-4314284 10/31/2012, 11/07/2012, 11/14/2012 ALM NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 747170CA Loan No. 5303734718 Title Order No. 110118851-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05-12-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 11-21-2012 at 01:00 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 05-24-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2006-078020, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County, California, executed by: GABRIEL BARRAGAN, ALSO KNOWN AS GABRIEL BARRANGAN SOTO AND MARIELA BARRAGAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,(MERS), SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER,ALLIANCE BANCORP, IT’S SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS., as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee

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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: THE MARSHALL STREET ENTRANCE TO THE HALL OF JUSTICE AND RECORDS, 400 COUNTY CENTER , REDWOOD CITY, CA Legal Description: LOT 7, BLOCK 3, AS SHOWN ON THAT CERTAIN MAP ENTITLED NEWBRIDGE PARK, SAN MATEO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, WHICH MAP WAS FILED FOR RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA ON JUNE 10, 1962, IN BOOK 14 OF MAPS, PAGE(S) 6 AND 7. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $778,569.60 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1110 MADERA AVENUE MENLO PARK, CA 94025 APN Number: 062-092-040-5 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is�. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 10-22-2012 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: www.lpsasap.com or 1-714-730-2727 www.priorityposting.com or 1-714-5731965 www.auction.com or 1-800-2802832 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. 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 three companies: LPS Agency Sales and Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap. com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting and 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), or auction.com at 1-800-280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site www.auction. com, 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. A-4317364 10/31/2012, 11/07/2012, 11/14/2012 ALM ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO Case No.: CIV516999 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: STEVE ROBERT PARDINI filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: STEVE ROBERT PARDINI, STAV ROBERT PARDINI, STAVROS PARDINI to STAVROS ROBERT PARDINI. 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: December 11, 2012, 9:00 a.m., Dept.: PJ, Room: 2E of the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, located at 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: October 18, 2012 /s/ Joseph C. Scott JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (ALM Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2012)

as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on December 4, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: 28 of the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, located at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: /s/ Douglas P. Barnes Douglas P. Barnes, A Professional Law Corporation 210 Almendra Avenue Los Gatos, CA 95030 (408)395-4800 (ALM Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2012) WE HANDLE ALL YOUR LEGAL PUBLISHING NEEDSs0UBLIC(EARING.OTICEs2ESOLUTIONSs "ID.OTICESs.OTICESOF0ETITIONTO!DMINISTER %STATE s ,IEN 3ALE s 4RUSTEES 3ALE 4(% !,-!.!##!,, 

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133 Music Lessons A Piano Teacher Children and Adults Ema Currier, 650/493-4797 Barton-Holding Music Studio Accepting new students for private vocal lessons. All levels. Call Laura Barton, 650/965-0139 Flute Lessons Professional flutist,SFOpera,Opera SanJose. San Mateo. 650-627-8439 Hope Street Music Studios In downtown Mtn.View. Most Instruments voice. All ages & levels 650-961-2192 www.HopeStreetMusicStudios.com Jazz & Pop Piano Lessons Learn how to build chords and improvise. Bill Susman, M.A., Stanford. (650)906-7529 Music lessons for children Music With Toby: Violin & Voice Piano Lessons in your home Children and adults. Christina Conti, B.M. 15+ yrs exp. 650/493-6950 PIANO, VIOLIN, GUITAR LESSONS

135 Group Activities Tellabration! Storytelling 11/17 Thanks to St Jude

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155 Pets 4 Cockatiels for sale 4 Hand fed baby cockatiel. Very sweet. 650-815-5073 REWARD: LOST GREY/BROWN TABBY Cassius: male DSH cat, white chin. Pls call 650-949-3436!

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250 Musical Instruments Pro Tec Music Stand - $15.00

Kid’s Stuff 330 Child Care Offered Childcare Provider/Babysitter French au pair available now Nanny: French lady

For Sale 201 Autos/Trucks/ Parts Chevrolet 1992 Lumina Great car! 118,888 mi. Reliable, smogged and good to go. $1,600. Call 650-321-5360, after 5:00 Chevrolet 2004 Tahoe - $7,500.00. Honda 2005 Accord Coupe EX V-6 6-sped manual transmission - $11,800

202 Vehicles Wanted CASH FOR CARS Any Car/Truck. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Call For Instant Offer: 1-888-420-3808 www.cash4car.com (AAN CAN)

340 Child Care Wanted Nanny Wanted

345 Tutoring/ Lessons College Admissions Counseling Spanish tutor

355 Items for Sale 4 Teletubbies 6” $5 4 Thomas and Friends DVD’s Boy shoes 8-13 toddler $4each Boy5/6Yrs clothes$40 manyjackets Kids Accordian and zylophone$15 New Ballerina Costumes Spiderman,PowerRangersoutfits$5

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420 Healing/ Bodywork

215 Collectibles & Antiques

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245 Miscellaneous

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805 Homes for Rent East Palo Alto, 3 BR/1 BA - $2150/ mont

Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $899000 Palo Alto, 4 BR/3.5 BA - $3295000

Woodside, 3 BR/2 BA - $1099000

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41 ROSEWOOD DR $3,450,000 Remodeled Contemporary home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, family room, dining room, pool. Great location! MENLO PARK | NEW LISTING!

CAROL MACCORKLE 650.868.5478

46 MANSION CT $1,325,000 Enjoy carefree living in this spacious 1-level, 2nd floor condo. Bay views filtered through trees. Expancmaccorkle@cbnorcal.com sive MBR w/large closets. 2-car garage spaces.

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JOE & GINNY 3173 ALEXIS DR $3,199,000 50 SIOUX WAY $3,400,000 KAVANAUGH Contemporary on 1+ acre across from PA Golf & Elegant contemporary home with Windy Hill views 650.400.5312 Country Club. PA schools, Stanford, Silicon Valley. Gated on private 1+ ac. with pool & guesthouse.Just min. to Joseph.Kavanaugh@camoves.com Stanford & excellent schools. www.50SiouxWay.com entrance, pool, bay views, hills and Golf Course lake. REDWOOD CITY | NEW LISTING

140 PINON DR $2,849,000 Spacious 2-story home with sweeping views of Windy Hill on very private 2.6 acres (per county) Joseph.Kavanaugh@camoves.com with pool and lovely guesthouse. 140Pinon.com

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827 CLINTON ST $450,000 Completely refurbished 2BR, 1BA home w/hardwood floors & gas fireplace. Separate dining room. Remodeled kitchen. Freshly painted. Walk to Whole Foods.

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MARGOT LOCKWOOD 650.400.2528

320 JANE DR $6,999,000 Spacious Tri-level 5BD/4.5BA contemporary home on 6+ ac. Frml LR, Kit/FR, Library & lower level homes@margotlockwood.com multi-purpose rm, all with views of the western hills.

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128 HUCKLEBERRY TL $699,000 Bank approved short sale! Need quick sale. Built in 2005. 3BD, 2 full BA, 2 half, on 10,000 sf lot. Bonus rm in rear of house perfect for home office.

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3985 WOODSIDE RD $5,695,000 Beautifully renovated & expanded 4BD/4.5BA home w/private pool & spa, + 3 beautiful ac of mostly level land and equestrian facilities. WDS Schools.

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