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A sweet way to get together Baking Norwegian Christmas cookies continues a family tradition

by Carol Blitzer

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rowing up in Berkeley, Karin Thorne always looked forward to the days leading up to Christmas when the family gathered to honor their Norwegian roots — and make cookies. Lots of cookies. “I remember coming home from school to a house that smelled like every kid’s dream of Christmas. My mother’s kitchen was Santa’s workshop. We sampled every batch, and frequently,” she wrote in an email to the Weekly. She recalls her mother and grandmother starting early in December, filling every kitchen container, from lobster pots to canning kettles or soup terrines, to make vast quantities of traditional Norwegian treats. Her grandfather came from Norway in the 1890s, and graduated from St. Olaf College in Minnesota in 1906, she said. As kids, Thorne and her sister and

brother would decorate shoe boxes with Christmas wrapping paper, which their mother would fill with cookies to be given to their father’s work colleagues, teachers and neighbors. Each of the 30 boxes would have a holiday note affixed. Thorne, who teaches seventh-grade social studies at Jordan Middle School, has continued the tradition at her Palo Alto home. Her 19-year-old son has participated each year in the family-andfriends gathering that starts with Thorne and her two siblings, who live in the Bay Area, agreeing on a baking day. “Skipping a year is out of the question. It just wouldn’t be the holidays without this ritual,” according to Thorne. This year they’re gathering on Dec. 16, making all the same recipes, but “not in the same quantities.” Friends and family get together to share the baking, then get to share the bounty at the end of the day. And the recipes have evolved over time,

RECIPES Berliner Kranser

1 C. sugar 4 cubes butter (1 lb. total) 7 egg yolks (whites not used) 5 C. flour (unbleached) Cream together butter, margarine and sugar. Add egg yolks. Gradually add flour. Stir for a while then use hands to blend well; add additional flour until correct texture is obtained (dough should be waxy). Pat into a ball. Place ball of dough into a ziplock bag. Chill dough. Roll a small piece of dough to form a 4-inch-long pencil shape. Then overlap the ends of the pencil to form a wreath shape and dip one side in granulated sugar. Place on cookie sheet with the sugar side up. Bake at 375°F for 15-17 minutes.

Courtesy Rod Thorne

Friends and family, including Chris and Janet Haugen, join in the cookie-baking tradition.

with less butter and sugar. “We talk about how we did it last time,” Thorne said, adding that it’s not formal. “If someone doesn’t come on time, that’s fine. “It’s the kind of thing that keeps families together, talking to each other,” she said.

“Every year we look forward to doing it all over again!” Below are the Haugen family’s traditional Norwegian Christmas cookie recipes. Associate Editor Carol Blitzer can be emailed at cblitzer@paweekly.com. A

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Mrs. Oldrup’s Sandbakkles

Beat together: 15 egg yolks 1/2 C. sugar

1 C. sugar 1 C. (2 cubes) margarine or butter 1 whole egg 2 C. flour (unbleached) 1/4 t. salt 4 grated almonds (I blanch almonds, then grind in a food processor) 1/2 t. almond extract 3 T. Whipping cream Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg, almond extract, whipping cream and grated almonds. Add flour, stir until well blended. The mixture will be sticky. Leave the dough in the bowl, place a piece of plastic over the top. Chill dough until firm. Prepare the cookie tins with PAM or other non-stick spray. Press dough thinly into cookie tins. Press a small piece of dough into cookie tin. Place the cookie tins on a cookie sheet. Bake at 375°F. Throw the cookie tins upside down on a surface to release the cookies from the tins.

Beat together: 1 C. whipping cream 1/2 C. sugar 7 T. cognac

Whip 2 egg whites until dry and fold into the yolks and whipping cream mixture. Gradually add 4 3/4 C. flour and chill several hours. Roll out and cut. Fry in lard at 370°F for about 3 minutes. Place on paper towels to soak excess lard. Sprinkle with powdered sugar while still hot.

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What’s new in gourmet foods? Gluten-free pumpkin pie? Bacon-laced donuts? Salt-encrusted chocolate? by Lisa Kellman

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ike most fads, food trends come and go. This year’s red velvet cake might be next year’s lunchable. So, what are the foodies — the personal chefs, grocery-store buyers and people who just love to cook (and eat) choosing this season? Even during the holidays, health is driving many food selections. “People are redoing pumpkin pie and doing (gluten-free) pumpkin cake ... and there is a remix of the stuffing. People are getting away from bread stuffing,� Jonie Sare, a therapeutic chef and caterer, said. Draeger’s is carrying glutenfree stuffing for the first time to satisfy customer requests. Gluten-free goods have spread beyond the grocery stores. Local chefs have found their clients requesting gluten-free goods,

whether or not they have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that prevents the small intestine from digesting the grain-borne protein.

“Gluten-free has skyrocketed. ... It is a vital staple department,� Mary Claire Draeger DeSoto, co-owner of Draeger’s Market, said. DeSoto even started a gluten-

free club at Draeger’s, which has more than 500 members. She also turned her family onto gluten-free goods, and now her children prefer gluten-free macaroni and cheese over the original kind. Consumers are more aware of what their foods contain. Ooshma Garg, the founder and CEO of Gobble, a marketplace for home-cooked meals from local chefs, finds that her customers want to know more about their food. “People want to know where food comes from, who is making this food, is this really authentic to the culture or origin of the dish,� Garg said. Tony Draeger, vice president of Draeger’s Market, said shoppers these days want to make sure their foods are sustainable, natural or organic. Sales of these foods are growing by 20 percent each year, he said. Knowing where one’s food

comes from has driven other food trends, such as the “Paleo diet� to arise. The diet copies what cavemen would probably have eaten — meat, seafood, vegetables, and no processed foods or carbohydrates. The most requested dietary restriction at Gobble is a low- or nocarb meal. Several chefs credit the Paleo diet with boosting bacon con-

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sumption. Bacon now flavors chocolate, donuts, mayonnaise and shrimp. Even as meat lovers enjoy the Paleo diet, vegetables are on the rise as vegetarians, vegan, rawfood dieters (those who don’t consume food cooked over 115 degrees Fahrenheit) and those seeking a healthy lifestyle continue to increase. Travis Queen, the assistant store manager of Mollie Stone’s Market in Palo Alto, said that Mollie Stone’s has increased the number of raw-food items including kale chips, raw date crackers and trail mix. The market now has a centralized wall dedicated to its raw-food goods. Personal chefs Michelle Bailey and Jacquie Steiner have both seen street food and quick-food restaurants like Chipotle push more vegetables as well. See GOURMET FOODS, page 24

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4 BR 3.5 BA Extensively and beautifully remodeled home. Breathtaking view of forest and ocean. 650.328.5211 Lea Nilsson, DRE #00699379

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3 BR 2 BA Terrific Value in Midtown on 7400 sf lot on dead end street. Spacious LR/DR with frplce. 650.851.2666 Margot Lockwood, DRE #01017519

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$3,998,000

4 BR 3 full BA + 2 half Stunning 8 year old home with 5520 sq. ft of living space. Keri Nicholas, DRE #01199898, 650.323.7751

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$3,825,000

5 BR 4 full BA + 2 half Charming home on private acre with pool and spa. Las Lomitas Schools. Sue Crawford, DRE #00587710, 650.324.4456

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$3,850,000

4 BR 3.5 BA Architecturally significant home elevated above the street for complete privacy. Tom LeMieux, DRE #01066910, 650.323.7751

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$1,468,000

4 BR 3 BA Custom Ocean Colony home ideally located on golf course. Gourmet kit, master w/spa-like BR Dorothy Gurwith, DRE #01248679, 650.325.6161

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$1,849,000

3 BR 2 BA Custom built home located on approx 1.27 ac lot. 2 stall powered barn, 2+ car garage. Paul Skrabo, DRE #00665727, 650.323.7751

$4,590,000

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4 BR 3.5 BA Chef ’s kit w/built-in island table,sumptuous master bedroom ste w/fplace & spa type bath. Maya & Jason Sewald, DRE #00993290/01732384, 650.323.7751

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$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, DRE #00809775, 650.851.1961

$1,795,000

5 BR 3 BA Exceptional Midtown value. Light & bright. Move-in ready. 5 bedrooms plus office/den. Colleen Cooley & Kathy Nicosia, DRE #01269455/01219308, 650.325.6161

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4 BR 2 BA Updated Eichler in Green Gables. Open flr plan. Pool. 2 car garage. Corner lot. PA schls. Nana Spiridon, DRE #01142729, 650.325.6161

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5 BR 5.5 BA Remodeled Contemporary with fabulous views of coast range. Portola Valley Schools. Hugh Cornish, DRE #00912143, 650.324.4456

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$3,750,000

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2 BR 1 BA Charming, fully upgraded cabin-style home in great school district. New carpets & paint. Laura Flores, DRE #01709648, 650.324.4456

$1,239,999

3 BR 2.5 BA 1915 Craftsman has been exquisitely updated. Stunning LR,gourmet kitchen,landscaped yard. Valerie Dakin, DRE #00973929, 650.323.7751 $1,195,000 Remodeled Charmer! 3 BR 2.5 BA Granite kitchen, living rm w/cozy fireplace. Upstairs mster suite w/private deck & more! Sam Anagnostou, DRE #00798217, 650.323.7751

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3 BR 2 BA Beautiful Mt. Carmel Charmer;Hardwood flrs; remodeled kitc & bathrooms.Great curb appeal. Loren Dakin, DRE #01030193, 650.323.7751

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$29,000,000

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Central Portola Valley

Western Hills Views

$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, DRE #00511740, 650.851.2666

$6,999,000

3 BR 4 BA Contemporary home with Windy Hill views on 1+ ac. w/pool & guesthouse. www.50SiouxWay.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh, DRE #00884747, 01351481, 650.851.1961

5 BR 4.5 BA Spacious Tri-level contemporary hme on 6+ ac. Frml LR, Kit/FR, Library & multi-purpose rm. Margot Lockwood, DRE #01017519, 650.851.2666

Amazing Setting

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5 BR 4.5 BA Fabulous English country house w/guesthouse, studio & waterfall. PV schools. Hugh Cornish, DRE #00912143, 650.324.4456

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REDWOOD CITY

Central Woodside

$2,480,000

$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, DRE #00511740, 650.851.2666

4 BR 2.5 BA Impeccably updated,lovely views from most rms,exquisite gardens & pool. 500PortolaRoad.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh/Hugh Cornish, DRE #00884747, #00912143, 01351481, 00912143, 650.851.1961

$3,400,000

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5 BR 3.5 BA Ladera home with spacious guest quarters w/ separate entrance. Flat backyard area. Eloise Pollock, DRE #01439992, 650.851.1961

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MENLO PARK Central Menlo Park

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$999,000

$1,695,000

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4 BR 4.5 BA A beautifully renovated home, private pool and spa, + 3 beautiful ac of mostly level land. Erika Demma, DRE #01230766, 650.851.2666

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$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, DRE #00511740, 650.851.2666

Western Hills View

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4 BR 4.5 BA Beautifully updated and landscaped home on 2.55+/- acres with expansive views to the Bay. Steven Gray, DRE #1498634, 650.851.2666

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5 BR 4.5 BA Terrific Traditional home with skylit artist studio/ office. Huge rooms. Expansive lawn. Carol MacCorkle, DRE #00548367, 650.324.4456

Exceptional Views

$3,595,000

4 BR 3.5 BA Strikingly private on approx. 3.5 acres, yet only six minutes to Hwy. 280 and Sandhill. Steven Gray, DRE #1498634, 650.851.2666

Stunning 4 year new home!

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4 BR 4.5 BA Custom home with phenomenal Bay & Peninsula views on approx 1 ac lot in a cul-de-sac. Tata Vahdatpour, DRE #01237096, 650.323.7751

Vintage Woodside

$3,095,000

4 BR 3 BA Remodel or rebuild. Ideal 3 acres of stunning land with one story ranch style home. Scott Dancer, DRE #00868362, 650.851.2666

Level backyard w/pool!

$1,998,000

3 BR 2.5 BA Quiet location. Elegant living room, exquisite master suite. Pool and views! Keri Nicholas, DRE #01198898, 650.323.7751

French Country Vineyard

$1,995,000

3 BR 2.5 BA Spacious home,Windy Hill view,2.6 acres(per county) pool & lovely guesthouse. 140Pinon.com Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh, DRE #00884747, 01351481, 650.851.1961

2 BR 3 full BA + 2 half Stunning setting on 3 prvt ac w/sweeping vws of the western hills. Gorgeous landscaping. Scott Dancer, DRE #00868362, 650.851.2666

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, DRE #00950599/00950599, 650.851.2666

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3 BR 2 BA Beautiful construction on 1/3 ac with stunning canyon view. Huge master suite with office. Jean & Chris Isaacson, DRE #01754233, 650.851.2666

$6,875,000

5 BR 4 BA On 3 acres remade in 1995 in Central Woodside. Gated entrance with towering Cypress trees. Berdine Jernigan/ Jim McCahon, DRE #00679045/00950599, 650.851.2666

$1,895,000

3 BR 3.5 BA Beautiful updated home. Inviting fireplace,eatin gourmet kitchen 2 master suites! Jennifer Whelan, DRE #01721877, 650.323.7751

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130 Classes & Instruction ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 800-481-9472 www.CenturaOnline.com (AAN CAN) 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) High School Diploma from home. 6-8 weeks. Accredited. Get a Diploma. Get A Job! No Computer Needed. Free Brochure. 1-800-2648330. Benjamin Franklin HS. www.DiplomaFromHome.com (Cal-SCAN) 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)

For Sale 201 Autos/Trucks/ Parts BMW 19 inch M5 rims & tiers like new 2006 BMW Pirelli ZR19, 99Y, PZero

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)

BOY0-6MonthsClothesw/tags$50 Kids Accordian and zylophone$15

Vintage Edwardian Rocking Horse Made by Collinson of England, personally restored for me. Dim: 46”tall,33”long.Swingstand 54”x 18”. Beaut & excl cond. Serious inquiries only; Photos via e-m.

240 Furnishings/ Household items Bedframe For Sale - $100.00 Drexel Heritage sofa and arm cha $700 Hardwood bed and nightstands - $1700 Wicker vase with metal base - $20

245 Miscellaneous AT&T U-verse AT&T U-Verse for just $29/mo! Bundle and save with AT&T Internet+Phone+TV and get a FREE pre-paid Visa Card! (select plans). HURRY, CALL NOW! 800319-3280. (Cal-SCAN) Cable TV-Internet-Phone Save! Packages start at $89.99/mo (for 12 months.) Options from all major service providers. Call Acceller today to learn more! Call 1-888-897-7650. (Cal-SCAN) 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) 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) Christmas Festival oak firewood seasoned oak firewood, delivered to your driveway, #350 a cord, $195.00 per 1/2 cord, call bob 650-367-8817

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Persimmons - $0.25 each

210 Garage/Estate Sales

Free upright piano - $0

Los Altos Hills, 12516 Robleda Rd, Dec 1 & 2 from 9am-4pm Los Altos Hills Estate Sale Furniture, Housewares,Antiques, Lamps,Vintage items, misc. RWC: 1228 Douglas Ave., 12/7, 11-2; 12/8, 9-1 END-OF-YEAR RUMMAGE SALE benefits Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Holiday merchandise 50% off plus items from regular stock. Just south of Woodside Rd., bet. Broadway and Bayshore Fwy. CASH ONLY. 650/497-8332 or during sale 650/568-9840

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

Boy shoes 8-13 toddler $4each

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Chorus Auditions

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BabyBlanketsThick/ThinBagfull$20

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215 Collectibles & Antiques

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250 Musical Instruments

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345 Tutoring/ Lessons College Admissions Counseling PIANO AND RECORDER LESSONS Spanish tutor

355 Items for Sale 3/4YrsBoyclothesmajorityNew/tags

420 Healing/ Bodywork Schwinn Airdyne Comp bicycle - $340

425 Health Services 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) 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)

475 Psychotherapy & Counseling 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 Caregivers CNA and Caregivers (CNA certificate not required) to work in a Assisted Living Community. Good commuication skills. Apply in person at: Palo Alto Commons 4075 El Camino Way Palo Alto CA 94306 Restaurant Cafe Borrone is now hiring enthusiastic individuals who enjoy working in a fast paced environment and providing excellent customer service. Full and Part time positions available. Will work with school schedule. Apply in person, 1010 El Camino, Menlo Park. Solution Consultant Work with customers to gather and understand requirements, build necessary modules, develop and deliver end-to-end solutions to customers. MS or equiv. degree in EE, Com. Eng., CS, Eng. or equiv. field. 2 yrs exp. as Solution Consultant, Tech. Project Manager or equiv. 2 yrs concurrent exp. with: APIs; HTTP protocol; Telco services and systems; SDLC and Agile Project Management; Telco API development and automated testing. Jobsite: Palo Alto, CA. Mail resume to: Position AZS112012 Apigee Corporation 260 Sheridan Ave. #320, Palo Alto, CA 94306.

550 Business Opportunities Groceries Delivered Order today. Delivered tomorrow. Get paid to help advertise. 831-2386448 www.youcanmakeithappen.com (AAN CAN)

560 Employment Information $$$HELP WANTED$$$ Extra Income! Assembling CD cases from Home! No Experience Necessary! Call our Live Operators Now! 1-800-4057619 EXT 2450 http://www.easyworkgreatpay.com (AAN CAN) AIRLINE CAREERS Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-492-3059 (AAN CAN) Driver: Choose Hometime $0.01 increase per mile after 6 months and 12 months. $0.03 quarterly bonus. Requires 3 months recent experience. 800-414-9569 www.driveknight.com. (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: 12 Needed Apply now! Top 5% Pay and late model equip. Guaranteed Home for Xmas. Need CDL Class A Driving Exp. 877-258-8782 www.ad-drivers.com (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: Class A CDL Driver Training. $0 Training Cost with employment commitment if you enroll in the month of December! Central Refrigerated (877) 369-7126. www. CentralTruckDrivingJobs.com (CalSCAN)# (Cal-SCAN) HELP WANTED!!! MAKE $1000 A WEEK mailing brochures from home! FREE Supplies! Helping Home Workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No Experience required. Start Immediately! www.mailingcentral. net (AAN CAN)

Business Services 604 Adult Care Offered Caregiver Available Exp. Call Doris, 650/754-3543

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

624 Financial Credit Card Debt? Get free now! Cut payments by up to half. Stop creditors from calling. 888-416-2691. (Cal-SCAN) Reverse Mortgage? Ever consider a reverse mortgage? At least 62 years old? Stay in your home and increase cash flow! Safe and effective! Call Now for your FREE DVD! Call Now 888-698-3165. (Cal-SCAN)

645 Office/Home Business Services Classified Advertising The business that considers itself immune to advertising, finds itself immune to business. Reach Californias with a Classified in almost every county! Over 270 newspapers! Combo~California Daily and Weekly Networks. Free Brochures. elizabeth@cnpa.com or (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN) Display Business Card Ad Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising - Mark Twain. Advertise your business card sized ad in 140 California newspapers for one low cost. Reach over 3 million+ Californians. Free brochure elizabeth@ cnpa.com (916)288-6019. (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. Commâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l., residential, apts. HOnest, reliable, family owned. Refs. Sam, 650/315-6681.

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TIDY CLEANERS House cleaning, offices, movein/out, windows. 20 yrs., Exp., 650-839-3768 or 650-630-5059

730 Electrical A FAST RESPONSE! lic #545936 Bob 650-343-5125. www.HillsboroughElectric.com

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 LANDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. and comml. maint. Free Est. Lic. 823699. 650/369-1477. Marioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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)

771 Painting/ Wallpaper Glen Hodges Painting 45 yrs. #351738. 650/322-8325 STYLE PAINTING Full service painting. Insured. Lic. 903303. 650/388-8577

775 Asphalt/ Concrete

809 Shared Housing/ Rooms

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779 Organizing Services

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Real Estate 801 Apartments/ Condos/Studios Menlo Park, 3 BR/2.5 BA - $4500/mo Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $2200/mo Palo Alto, Studio - $1890/mont

Palo Alto, 3 BR/2.5 BA - $4980/mont Woodside - 2,200 mont

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1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement LAMARQUEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 253091 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Lamarqueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, located at 1139 Carlton Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): SILVIA LAMARQUE 1139 Carlton Ave. Menlo Park, CA 94025 MARTIN LAMARQUE 1139 Carlton Ave Menlo Park, CA 94025 This business is conducted by: Husband & Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 11/01/2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on November 7, 2012. (ALM Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 2012) PICCOLO RISTORANTE ITALIANO FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 253114 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Piccolo Ristorante Italiano, located at 651 H Oak Grove, Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): ELIO Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;URZO 1219 Alameda de las Pulgas Belmont, CA 94002 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 November 7, 2012. (ALM Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 2012) YOGI BIRDS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 253210 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Yogi Birds, located at 324 Hedge Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): ROBIN SORAN 324 Hedge Rd. Menlo Park, CA 94025 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on November 15, 2012. (ALM Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 2012)

997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE T.S No. 1232665-37 APN: 063-302-310-6 TRA: 21-014 LOAN NO: Xxxxx8346 REF: Sandoval, Ana Marie IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED March 09, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU,

YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On December 11, 2012, at 12:30pm, CalWestern Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded March 20, 2007, as Inst. No. 2007-041784 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Mateo County, State of California, executed by Ana Marie Sandoval and Israel Sandoval, wife and husband as joint tenants, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the financial code and authorized to do business in this state: At the main entrance of the City Hall of Records, 401 Marshall Street, Redwood City, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said Deed of Trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 545 E. Bell Street, East Palo Alto, CA 94303. 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 held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The

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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: $667,317.29. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. 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 recorderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA - $1099000 Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $899000

Al Peterson Roofing

Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA - $5,000.00

781 Pest Control

Los Altos, 3 BR/2 BA - $799000 Palo Alto - $1250.00

790 Roofing

805 Homes for Rent 741 Flooring/Carpeting

825 Homes/Condos for Sale

Palo Alto, 4 BR/3.5 BA - $3295000 Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $839950 Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $599000 Sunnyvale, 3 BR/2 BA - $599999 Woodside, 3 BR/2 BA - $1099000

840 Vacation Rentals/Time Shares

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and date for the sale of this property, you may call (619)590-1221 or visit the internet website www.rppsales.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1232665-37. 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 sales information: (619)590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: November 07, 2012. (11/21/2012, 11/28, 12/05) R-421814 ALM

pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and cost on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in civil case. The courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado

SUMMONS (Citacion Judicial) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (Aviso al demandado): ANDREW GARDNER; and All Persons Claiming any Legal or Equitable Right, title, Estate, Lien, or Interest in the property Described in the Complaint Adverse to Plaintiffs Title, or Any Cloud on Plaintiffs Title thereto, and DOES 1 through 10, inclusive, YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (Lo esta demandando el demandante): CHRIS MONET Case Number: CIV514696 (Numero del Caso) NOTICE! You have been sued. The Court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot

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71.73 FEET; THENCE NORTH 64° 54â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; EAST, 145.22 FEET; THENCE NORTH 74° 33â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 42â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; EAST, 160.96 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EASTERLY PROPERTY LINE OF AFOREMENTIONED PARCEL C, SAID POINT BEING DISTANT SOUTH 19° 02â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 00â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; WEST, 165.86 FEET FROM THE MOST EASTERLY PROPERTY CORNER OF AFOREMENTIONED PARCEL C. THE SIDE-LINES OF ABOVE DESCRIBED EASEMENT TO LENGTHEN OR SHORTEN TO TERMINATE AT THE PROPERTY LINE. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $588,193.11 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 3155 BEAR GULCH RD WOODSIDE, CA 94062 APN Number: 081-170010-3 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold â&#x20AC;&#x153;as isâ&#x20AC;?. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 11-30-2012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee DEREK WEARRENEE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA24379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-8926902 For Sales Information: www. lpsasap.com or 1-714-730-2727 www. priorityposting.com or 1-714-573-1965 www.auction.com or 1-800-280-2832 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 recorderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

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AN UNMARRIED MAN Duly Appointed Trustee: NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION Recorded 05/11/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-070557 (or Book, Page) of the Official Records of SAN MATEO County, California. Date of Sale: 01/03/2013 at 1:00 P.M. Place of Sale: At the Marshall Street entrance to the Hall of Justice and Records, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $656,935.27 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1108 LOS TRANCOS ROAD, PORTOLA VALLEY, CA 94028 A.P.N.: 080-082-080-5 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. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.5(b) declares that the mortgagee, beneficiary or the mortgageeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or beneficiaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s authorized agent has either contacted the borrower or tried with due diligence to contact the borrower as required by California Civil Code 2923.5. 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 exis-

tence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 714-730-2727 or visit this Internet Web site www.ndscorp.com/ sales, using the file number assigned to this case 12-32428-JP-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. Date: 12/03/2012 NATIONAL DEFAULT SERVICING CORPORATION 7720 N. 16th Street, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85020 phone 602-264-6101 Sales Line 714-7302727; Sales Website: www.ndscorp. com/sales Nichole Alford, TRUSTEE SALES REPRESENTATIVE A-4333027 12/05/2012, 12/12/2012, 12/19/2012 ALM

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