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how to learn A pledge, in their own words I pledge to our flag, representing Creekside School. We are the pollywogs and the hawks, Who respect their friends and teachers, The environment and materials. We may not be like everyone else, But we are the best we can be. We grow together and learn together As one big family. Written by the students and signed by each student.

he tiny school, tucked into a ramshackle former insurance office at the back of the Portola Valley Village Square shopping complex, doesn’t look from the outside like a showcase for state-of-the-art 21st century education. But the parents and teachers who set up the Creekside 21st Century Learning Lab say it is just that. The school, they say, is an experiment in learning that others can emulate to teach students the skills most needed to thrive in today’s complex and fast-moving world, and in ways suited to the myriad of different learning styles children possess. Creekside has only 14 students — seven boys and seven girls — and only a fifth-grade class level. And, it may well last only this school year. A group of Portola Valley School District parents started the school when they found out last spring that one of their favorite teachers, Marcy Barton, was retiring from teaching fifth grade at Corte Madera School. They wanted to allow their children to experience Ms. Barton’s innovative teaching methods, and they wanted a place where others could see those methods in action. “We don’t want to just make a change for 14 kids. We want to make sure all kids have an opportunity for this type of education,” says Linda Yates, one of the school’s co-founders. The parents wanted “to take what some of our best and brightest teachers are doing already and showcase it,” she says. The time was also right for Ms. Barton, who started teaching in 1969. She decided in December to take an early retirement offer Continued on next page Above: Robotics instructor Kashmiri Hutcherson shows student-designed robot parts and explains how some structures are sturdier than others as students, from left, Casey, JJ and Trevor react during a class at Creekside Learning Lab in Portola Valley. Left: A Creekside student takes individual work time.

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Jake: ‘We actually enjoy learning’ By Barbara Wood

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ne of the most impressive things about Creekside school is the enthusiasm of its 14 students. Jake Gainey says that he fits in better at Creekside than in any other school he’s attended, especially because he feels that all 14 students are friends. “I learn a lot more stuff,” Jake says. “They don’t make us sit down and say: ‘This is what you’re going to learn about.’ We actually get to enjoy learning.” Trevor Perez says he likes the hands-on aspect. “It just makes the experience more memorable and it sticks in your head,” he explains. Samson Axe says he appreciates the fact that “at recess you can basically do what you want,” because sometimes what he wants is to stay inside working on a project. Maya Blevins says she likes that “you get to take control over your own learning. You can do the learning you want to do.” JJ Noland notes that students get to choose how they will attack a project. “We have a lot more freedom,” she says. On the other hand, Charlie Gainey says that “there’s so much more responsibility.” At Creekside, he is not treated as a child, but “as an adult,” he says. In the end, however, it may be this that matters most: “I actually get up in the morning wanting to get to school,” Charlie says. Left: Instructor Marcy Barton discusses Elizabeth George Speare’s book, “The Witch of Blackbird Pond.” Below: Creekside student JJ explores what distinquishes a robot from a machine by building a small robot in class.

from the district, and thought she would spend more time sharing the integrated, exploratory approach to learning she had adopted. In 2010, she wrote a book, called “Classroom for the Conceptual Age,” for other teachers who wanted to use some of her methods. She had been asked to speak at more and more conferences, often to standing-roomonly audiences. “People want to hear this,” Ms. Barton says. “I needed a bigger platform for these ideas, and they are ideas whose time has come.” A new way of teaching is needed, those involved in the school say, because traditional methods come from another era. “The (current) educational model was born out of need driven by the industrial revolution,” Ms. Yates says. “It’s just not relevant in the 21st century any more.” The teaching methods used at the school are not new — some are decades old, and Ms. Barton had been using many of them at Corte Madera for several years. In addition to teaching at Creek-

side, which she does for four and a half days a week, Ms. Barton has started a consulting company called ie21 to help others adopt her teaching methods. Creekside students study the traditional subjects — including math, writing, science, art, foreign languages and social studies — but as part of integrated

projects centered around what Ms. Barton calls “Big Questions.” The students’ first project was “Who Am I?” Hung around the classroom are the results of that investigation — giant posters that include information about each student, including the results of the Myers-Briggs Type

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Indicator tests that show their year— from trips to Stanford preferred learning and interact- to look at art or visit the design ing styles, plus photos, drawings school, to Jasper Ridge, and to and essays that tell the teach- Boston and Williamsburg to ers, the other students, and the study American history. students themselves, a lot about The school makes copious use what motivates and interests of technology. Each student has them. a laptop and uses the resources With the knowledge gained of the Internet continuously. from that exerAt home, if they cise, students can have time, they The parents better understand are invited to add what “tools” they to a classroom wanted ‘to take need so they can blog. Their work what some of our is saved in a digilearn,” and develop their own tool portfolio. best and brightest tal Because belt,” Ms. Yates projsays, which they ects are flexible, teachers are can use the rest of different learning doing already their lives. styles that might The current big be labeled a disand showcase it.’ question is: “How ability in another —Linda Yates, do we live in a school are simply Creekside school sustainable enviadapted into the co-founder ronment?” program. TradiLearning at the tional education school is self-diis “highly difrected, with chilferentiated,” Ms. dren taking responsibility for Yates says. their own learning, guided by “All kids learn differently,” she their teachers, whom they call says. In the class of 14, students by their first names. found they had 12 (out of the Students work with Ms. Bar- 16 possible) different learning ton three and a half days a week. styles when they took the MyersScience and art teachers come Briggs Type Indicator tests. “We in to work with the students need to create educational instion Fridays, while Thursday tutions that can be flexible,” she afternoons are devoted to “acad- says. emies,” four- to six-week-long So the teaching methods used classes in areas of special inter- at the school use “universal est such as woodworking or design” so “all kids can learn,” building Lego robots. Ms. Yates says. In order to “dissolve the walls Because the school is not part of the classroom,” more than 20 of the public school system, field trips are planned for the students do not have to take


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Above: Students Maya, left, and Piper practice a song they wrote during a poetry songwriting academy session. Right: Seth reads Elizabeth George Speare’s “The Witch of Blackbird Pond.” Below: Dressed as their favorite presidents the morning after the election, students JJ, left, and Piper learn how to write a resume.

standardized tests and classes do not have to fit the traditional schedule. Students will, however, take the Independent Schools Entrance Exam this spring. Students helped to design the school. They also designed and made a school flag, and wrote a school pledge. And it was the students who came up with the school’s name, although parents added 21st Century as part of the official name. Parents pitched in to renovate the old cottage the school is

housed in, tearing out carpeting and tearing down at least one interior wall. Parent Suki Eyre helped Ms. Barton design the school to her vision. In the “Science Room,” a former kitchen with a concrete floor, they made a flaw into a feature using floor paint. “I said, ‘Marcy let’s do something on this floor,’” Ms. Eyre says. “It’s like a canvas — what do you want to do?” Ms. Barton responded, “Gosh, if you could put the world on the floor that

would be great.” So, after five days of work, the world, complete with currents, land masses and their climates, took shape on the floor. The children can use it as a learning tool for a current project, which is about world explorers, “so it makes sense why the explorers went the way they went,” Ms. Eyre explains. Each room in the tiny school serves multiple purposes. The Reading Room, for example, has a built-in bench that can be used for reading, or for sitting at a table, and has the schools’ files underneath it. Salvaged bookshelves line the walls and a curtain allows the room to be used as a theater or to divide it into two small, cozy rooms. Because the budget was limited, “we used a lot of things that were being given away, (and) we used a lot of IKEA,” Ms. Eyre says. Ms. Eyre’s son Ned is in the school. “It is magical,” she says. “It just shows you how, without constraints, they get to follow things and they get to focus on personal interests they have. It’s exciting for the kids.” Her son, she says, is “bubblier” than he was last year, and is even doing better at topics he has

always struggled with. “Ned’s not a natural writer,” Ms. Eyre says, but with his class work, including the school blog, “it’s just getting easier and easier.” While the children say they love not having homework, Ms. Eyre says that they actually do have it — they just don’t realize it. “I don’t think they think about it the rote way they’re used to” she says. One of the joys at Creekside, she says, is the fact that the students get large chunks of time to work on projects, rather than the traditional chopped-up school day. Ms. Eyre says she hopes the experiment will not end with the school year, because she has

a third-grader who wants to experience it. Next year parents will either return their children to Corte Madera to finish middle school, or go on to a private school. The Portola Valley School District did not lose any funding when the 14 children left, the founders say, because it is a basic aid district that gets a set amount of money not based on student count. WEBSITES School website: CreeksideLearningLab.org Marcy Barton website: ie21.org Resouce list on 21st century learning: tinyurl.com/Learn-114

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Decorating with Live Poinsettias Please join us at Wegman’s Nursery to learn easy, attractive ways to decorate with this classic, live Christmas plant. Decorating instructions, holiday recipes and Poinsettia Care Guides will be available to take home. Nov. 18, Wegman’s Nursery, 492 Woodside Road, Redwood City. Call 650-368-5821. www.wegmansnursery.com

Special Events

On Stage ‘The Real Thing’ Henry, a clever playwright who adores tunes by the Monkees, has fallen in love; so now he’s a “Believer� but discovers to his dismay that, eloquent as he is, he has no idea “ Who Wrote the Book of Love.� Thurs.-Sun., Nov 2-18, 8-10 p.m. $10-$30. Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-254-1148. www.thepear.org Menlo School’s Wedding of the Year An “environmental, interactive theatre� event created by the cast and crew with improv techniques around the wedding of two culturally clashing families. Celebrate the vows in FloMo Theatre then follow the bagpipes to Menlo’s new Creative Art & Design Center for the wedding reception. Nov. 16-17, 7 p.m. $10/ticket includes wedding reception buffet. Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. Call 650-330-2001 ext. 2333. http://www. menloschool.org/ Sequoia High School presents ‘Cabaret’ Sequoia High School is proud to present the Broadway hit and Tony-Award winning ‘Cabaret.’ Set in 1929 Germany during the Nazi era when The Kit Kat Klub was a cross-section of Berlin night-life: thronged with the flotsam and jetsam of a doomed city. Nov. 16-18, 7-10 p.m. $10-15. Sequoia High School, 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City.

Talks/Authors Author talk: ‘Rebooting My Brain: How a Freak Aneurysm Reframed My Life’ Maria Ross shares how the relentless pace of her life came to a screeching halt when an undetected brain aneurysm ruptured and nearly killed her. Along her road back to health, her resulting cognitive and emotional challenges forced her -- sometimes kicking and screaming -- to reframe her life. Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers. com/event/maria-ross Author talk: ‘The Big Exit’ Author David Carnoy currently lives in New York but grew up in Menlo Park and has written two mystery/ thrillers that take place in and around Menlo Park. Carnoy will discuss the research that went into writing “The Big Exit� and the challenges of setting a thriller in Silicon Valley. Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www. keplers.com/event/david-carnoy-0 Understanding Climate-Wildlife

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Relationships American pikas live in rocky talus and lava-flow across the West. These habitats are cauldrons of climatic harshness. USGS research ecologist Erik Beever explains in this free public lecture how pikas provide a model for assessing species’ vulnerability to climate change. Nov. 15, 7-8:30 p.m. US Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-329-5000. online. wr.usgs.gov/calendar/

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. Nov. 1-30, 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

Clubs/Meetings Menlo Park Historical Association Everyone is invited to hear the Palo Alto Weekly’s publisher, Bill Johnson, speak on the topic “History Endangered: When Newspapers Are Gone, How Will Local History Be Written�. The event is free and open to the public. Come early, as parking is limited. Nov. 18, 2-4 p.m. Menlo Park Public Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 650-208-4530. sites.google.com/site/mphistorical 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 650851-0560. smcl.org The Menlo Art League November Meeting A watercolor demonstration by Ellen Little. Her work is a study in contrasts, loose and tight, tense and free. Nov. 14, 7:30-9 p.m. Arillaga Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 650-906-2045. www.menloartleague.net

Community Events 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.

Concerts Bad@ss Bassoonists and Beethoven’s Seventh 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Eric Kujawsky conducts Beethoven’s 7th Symphony in Mahler’s version. Daugherty’s Hell’s Angels for bassoon quartet, with Infernal Fagotti. 8-10 p.m. $25, $20, $10 students, Free for children. Canada College Main Theatre, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. Call 650-366-6872. www.redwoodsymphony.org Peninsula Women’s Chorus: ‘Star of Wonder’ Concert 3 “Star of Wonder� features a collection of music from around the world -- from Penderecki to the French Baroque to the U.S. premiere of “StarCrossed� by Filipino composer Saunder Choi. Dec. 16, 4 p.m. $30 general/$35 premium/$10 18 and under. St. Patrick?s Seminary, 320 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. www.pwchorus.org Silicon Valley Symphony Concert The orchestra will play Brahms “Variations on a Theme by Haydn,� Ravel “Le Tombeau de Couperin,� favorite arias sung by tenor Christopher Bengochea and Faure “Pavane.� Nov. 17, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $20 general, $15 student/ senior, children free. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 330 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. Call 415-287-6002. www.siliconvalleysymphony.net/


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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

Family and Kids ‘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.

    

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Author David Carnoy, who lives in New York and was raised in Menlo Park, will discuss and sign his second novel, “The Big Exit,� at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Kepler’s bookstore, 1010 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. “The Big Exit� takes place in and around Palo Alto and Menlo Park and even features the Menlo Park Police Department. As part of his discussion, Carnoy will answer questions about the state of the publishing industry, the pros and cons of self-publishing vs. getting a traditional publishing contract, and any gadget questions you might have. David Carnoy is a longtime executive editor at CNET and is an expert in e-publishing, e-readers, and self-publishing. $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 Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org Happy Birds Performing Parrot Show Children ages 4 and up are invited to see some performing parrots. Nov. 19, 4-4:45 p.m. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www. smcl.org

Live Music Music for the Soul Doris Williams, lute and soprano, performs Renaissance, Celtic, Originals and American Country/pop with Mike Bell, guitar, mandolin, vocals, and Susan Casey, Renaissance Recorders. Italian, French, German and English 16th century lute songs and dance tunes, and soaring Celtic, and American Country. Nov. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10 online, $15 at the door. Angelica’s Bistro, 863 Main St., Redwood City. Call 650-968-0112. www. doriswilliams.com

       

  

  

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

PORTOLA VALLEY

Just Completed

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

$3,450,000

4 BR 4.5 BA Modern interior design, white oak floors, 2 levels w/formal LR & DR 4 BR’s ea w/priv bath. Tom LeMieux, 650.323.7751

Stunning 2-Story Home

$2,159,000

4 BR 3.5 BA Elegant L/R w/vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchen Las Lomitas Schools! Keri Nicholas, 650.323.7751

Impeccable Modern Design

Just listed!

$5,995,000

$4,750,000

5 BR 5.5 BA Remodeled Contemporary with fabulous views of coast range. Portola Valley Schools. Hugh Cornish, 650.324.4456

Expansive Estate Property

$4,495,000

Gorgeous “Trophy” 4-plex. in Linfield Oaks. Units. Steve Bellumori, 650.324.4456

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

Menlo Park Schools!

World Class Setting

New listing!

$1,695,000 $1,355,000

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

$4,400,000

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

$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

Central Portola Valley

$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

Windy Hill Views $649,950

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

Steps to Castro Street!

MENLO PARK

$3,650,000

3 BR 2 BA Nestled at end of Cul-De-Sac.Hardwood floors,double pane windows beautiful backyard. Camille Eder, 650.323.7751 3 BR 2.5 BA Spacious living area, hdwd flrs, crown molding. Private yard w/deck. Close to downtown. Buffy Bianchini, 650.851.2666

$3,995,000

$4,100,000

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

$2,790,000

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

Amazing Setting

$2,849,000

Prime Location!

Central Woodside

$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

Premier Garden Estate

$7,500,000

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

Western Hills Views

$6,999,000

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

Central Woodside

$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

Exceptional Property

New price!

Central Woodside Estate

$5,695,000

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

$4,950,000

4 BR 3 BA New price! Approx 2800 SF home on just under a Half Acre. Very Private setting with views. Brendan Royer, 650.324.4456

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

Fabulous Opportunity

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

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

Amazing Value

Vintage Woodside

$1,490,000 $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

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

$1,695,000

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

Edgewood Park Cul-De-Sac

$1,450,000

3 BR 2.5 BA Cul-de-sac in Edgewood Park. Remod KIT, HW flrs, 2 car garage. 2,380sf home, 11,200sf lot. Tom Huff, 650.325.6161

$3,750,000

$3,095,000

4 BR 3 BA Remodel or rebuild. Ideal 3 acres of stunning land with one story ranch style home. Scott Dancer, 650.851.2666

Spacious Home

$3,095,000

4 BR 4 BA Re-designed & renovated throughout w/gourmet kitchen, hdwd flrs & 2 fp’s. Minutes to town! Erika Demma, 650.851.2666

Beautifully Remodeled!

REDWOOD CITY Stunning Mediterranean

New price!

$2,700,000

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

Woodside Hills

$2,649,000

4 BR 3 BA Inviting contemporary style home with a spacious floor plan & 1 BD guest hse w/gas sauna. Steven Gray/Matt Shanks, 650.851.2666

French Country Vineyard

$1,995,000

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

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

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Western Hills views!

Cute Home On Large Lot!

$799,000 $748,000

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

$1,895,000

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

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Bulletin Board 115 Announcements Did You Know that ten million adults tweeted in the past month, while 164 million read a newspaper in print or online in the past week? Advertise in 240 California newspapers for one low cost. Your 25 word classified ad will reach over 6 million+ Californians. For brochure call Elizabeth (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN) PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Talk with caring agency specializing in matching Birthmothers with Families Nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby's One True Gift Adoptions 866-413-6293 Void in Illinois (AAN CAN) Bird Sitting FREE Bathroom Vanity Stanford music tutoring The Three Musketeers on Stage

140 Lost & Found Found: Small Dog We found a small dog on Southampton Drive, off Middlefield Road on November 5. Please call us if you lost your dog: (650) 322-2483

145 Non-Profits Needs DONATE BOOKS/HELP PA LIBRARIES

150 Volunteers Fosterers Needed for Moffet Cats

155 Pets 4 Cockatiels for sale 4 Hand fed baby cockatiel. Very sweet. 650-815-5073

For Sale 201 Autos/Trucks/ Parts

Vintage RV 1967 Columbus Cruiser 30ft. all electric interior motorhome. Original cabinetry and dinette, new carpeting and drapes. Exterior repainted. Many updates, meticulous maintenance with receipts available. See at www.1967classiccustommotorhome. com. mscully@vbbn.com Chevrolet 2004 Tahoe - $7,500.00.

202 Vehicles Wanted

Medical Billing Trainees Needed! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant! No experience needed! Online training gets you Job ready ASAP! HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! 1-888-407-7063. (Cal-SCAN)

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)

German language class

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)

Instruction for Hebrew Bar and Bat Mitzvah For Affiliated and Unaffiliated George Rubin, M.A. in Hebrew/Jewish Education 650/424-1940

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 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 See March by Sharyn Rothstein Thanks to St Jude

DirecTV for $29.99/mo for 24 months. Over 140 channels. Free HD-DVR Upgrade! Free NFL Sunday Ticket w/Choice Package! Call TODAY for details 1-888-721-2794. (Cal-SCAN)

Sleep Apnea Sufferers with Medicare. Get free CPAP Replacement Supplies at No Cost, plus free home delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores and bacterial infection! Call 888-699-7660. (Cal-SCAN)

DirecTV Bundle Ultimate! TV plus Hi-Speed Internet plus Phone all for $29.99/month. Lock in savings for 2 years on best packages! Call today for details 1-888-716-9210. (Cal-SCAN)

475 Psychotherapy & Counseling

Highspeed Internet everywhere by satellite! Speeds up to 12mbps! (200x faster than dial-up.) Starting at $49.95/mo. Call now and go fast! 1-888-718-6268. (Cal-SCAN) REDUCE YOUR CABLE BILL! Get a 4-Room All-Digital Satellite system installed for FREE and programming starting at $19.99/mo. FREE HD/DVR upgrade for new callers, CALL NOW. 1-800-925-7945

250 Musical Instruments

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Attend College Online 100%. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality, *Web. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 888-210-5162 www.CenturaOnline.com (Cal-SCAN)

Aviation Maintenance Tech Airline careers begin here! FAA approved training. Financial assistance available. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-242-3382. (Cal-SCAN)

Medical Alert for Seniors 24/7 monitoring. Free Equipment. Free Shipping. Nationwide Service. $29.95/ Month CALL Medical Guardian Today 866-944-5935. (Cal-SCAN)

Pro Tec Music Stand - $15.00

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210 Garage/Estate Sales RWC: 1228 Douglas Ave., 11/16, 11-2; 11/17, 9-1 ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE & RUMMAGE SALE benefits Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Large selection of holiday merchandise and items from our regular stock. (Just south of Woodside Rd., bet. Broadway and Bayshore Fwy.) CASH ONLY. 650/497-8332 or during sale 650/568-9840

330 Child Care Offered Mother helper!!!! Nanny: French lady

340 Child Care Wanted Family Childcare Helper Needed

345 Tutoring/ Lessons College Admissions Counseling PIANO AND RECORDER LESSONS 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 PowerRanger outfit$5

Counseling Services Mental Research Institute clinics offer low cost counseling services by appointment for individuals, couples, families and children in English, Spanish, and Mandarin. Location: 555 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto. For information, call 650/321-3055

Jobs 500 Help Wanted Family Childcare Assistant/Teacher Mountain View. M/W 8:15-1:30. Fluent English & legal to work. (650) 917-9501 ask for Mitiko. Leasing Consultant Want to learn Affordable Housing? VPM Management will TRAIN an individual with previous leasing experience, along with strong administrative, follow-through and customer service skills to work as a Full-Time Leasing Consultant at an upscale senior apartment community located in San Bruno. Main responsibilities include, renting apartments, ensuring compliance with all fair housing and affordable housing requirements. Will also assist with the re-certification process. We offer a competitive compensation package of up to $14.00 per hr plus paid medical/dental/vision, vacation holidays 401(k) benefits and more... Must have an attention to detail and possess outstanding organization, administrative and customer service skills. Previous affordable housing experience a plus. Software Engineer Mtn. View, CA. BS in CE, CS or related + 1 yr exp in job offered or related. Design financial software. Apply: Addepar, Inc. at careers1@addepar.com

550 Business Opportunities NEW inventions and Product IDEAS WANTED! Free info & confidential consultation on your idea at DAVISON. Call toll free at 1-800-428-5116 Today. Fee-based service.

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425 Health Services

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Diabetics with Medicare Free Talking Meter and diabetic testing supplies at No Cost, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful finger pricking! Call 888-781-9376. (Cal-SCAN)

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Home Services 710 Carpentry Cabinetry-Individual Designs Precise, 3-D Computer Modeling: Mantels * Bookcases * Workplaces * Wall Units * Window Seats. Ned Hollis, 650/856-9475

715 Cleaning Services Family House Service Weekly or bi-weekly green cleaning. Comm’l., residential, apts. HOnest, reliable, family owned. Refs. Sam, 650/315-6681.

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748 Gardening/ Landscaping Beckys Landscape Weekly/periodic maint. Annual rose/fruit tree pruning, clean-ups, irrigation, sod, planting, raised beds. Power washing. 650/444-3030 LANDA’S GARDENING & LANDSCAPING *Yard Maintenance*New Lawns*Clean Ups*Tree Trimming*Wood Fences* Rototilling*Power Washing*irrigation timer programming. 17 years experience. Call Ramon 650-576-6242 Leo Garcia Landscape/ Maintenance Lawn and irrig. install, clean-ups. Res.vv and comml. maint. Free Est. Lic. 823699. 650/369-1477. Mario’s Gardening Maintenance, clean-ups. Free 650/365-6955; 650/995-3822

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759 Hauling # J & G HAULING SERVICE Misc., office, garage, storage, old furniture, mattress, green waste and yard junk. clean-ups. Licensed & insured. FREE EST. 650/368-8810 (see my Yelp reviews)

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) 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

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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

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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 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,


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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)

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)

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 429477CA Loan No. 3013691526 Title Order No. 602116228 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 05-11-2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12-05-2012 at 01:00 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 05-18-2007, Book , Page , Instrument 2007-077183, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County, California, executed by: GEORGE PLAVJIAN, AN UNMARRIED MAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regard-

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ing 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: THE MARSHALL STREET ENTRANCE TO THE HALL OF JUSTICE AND RECORDS, 400 COUNTY CENTER, REDWOOD CITY, CA Legal Description: LOT 1, AS DESIGNATED ON THE MAP ENTITLED ‘’ CARRIAGE SQUARE, ATHERTON, SAN MATEO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA ‘’, WHICH MAP WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ON MAY 4, 1955 IN BOOK 41 OF MAPS, AT PAGE 27. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $2,775,044.07 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 1 SURREY LANE ATHERTON, CA 94027 APN Number: 061-340-030 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: 11-12-2012 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

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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-4323831 11/14/2012, 11/21/2012, 11/28/2012 ALM T.S. No. T09-49592-CA / APN: 079182-090-5 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01-282004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings

association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer, or authorized agent, declares as follows: [ X ] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed and [ X ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 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 (714) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web WWW.PRIORITYPOSTING.COM, using the file number assigned to this case T09-49592-CA. 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. Trustor: MARY V. NEUMEYER, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: CR Title Services, Inc. P.O. BOX 16128, TUCSON, AZ 85732-6128 866-702-9658 Recorded 02-04-2004 as Instrument No. 2004-020107 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County, California, Date of Sale: 12-102012 at 12:30 PM Place of Sale: AT THE MARSHALL ST. ENTRANCE TO THE HALL OF JUSTICE AND RECORDS, 400 COUNTY CENTER, REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,306,507.04 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 236 CORTE MADERA ROAD PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028 A.P.N.: 079-182-090-5 Legal Description: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. The Trustee shall incur no liability for any good faith error in stating the proper amount of unpaid balances and charges. For Sales Information please contact PRIORITY POSTING AND PUBLISHING at WWW. PRIORITYPOSTING.COM or (714) 573-1965. REINSTATEMENT LINE: 866-702-9658 Date: 11-14-2012 CR Title Services, Inc. P.O. BOX 16128 TUCSON, AZ 85732-6128 Michael D. Schaffer, Vice President Federal Law requires us to notify you that we are acting as a debt collector. If you are currently in a bankruptcy or have received a discharge in bankruptcy as to this obligation, this communication is intended for informational purposes only and is not an attempt to collect a debt in violation of the automatic stay or the discharge injunction. P998534 11/14, 11/21, 11/28/2012 ALM

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