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Woodside woman launches local food magazine
By Kate Daly
Special to the Almanac
he words “Silicon Valley entrepreneur” usually refer to someone involved in high-tech start-ups. Meet the exception: Kerri Stenson of Woodside. The 41 year-old mother of two is now on her third career. After practicing law and co-founding a small product business, she decided with “no experience” to become the owner, publisher and editor of a new quarterly magazine that just debuted last week: Edible Silicon Valley. The maga zi ne belongs to a network of 75 regional publica- Kerri Stenson tions in North America that range from Edible San Francisco to Edible Manhattan and focus on local food, drink, and the folks behind them. Innovators and leaders in the farming and food industries are profiled in the first issue of the quarterly magazine. “The whole concept of Edible is to be a community service to our providers
‘It has been trial by fire — just like law.’ KERRI STENSON OF WOODSIDE ABOUT LAUNCHING THE QUARTERLY
EDIBLE SILICON VALLEY MAGAZINE.
of local food and drinks and the people who enjoy them,” Ms. Stenson says. A vegetarian herself for years, she believes in seeking out sustainable, organic and healthful foods, and sees the magazine as an extension of her own interest in buying seasonal and local produce. The magazine, she says, will have ongoing stories about gardens and where food comes from in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Ms. Stenson grew up on the Peninsula, attended Berkeley, and then Santa Clara University School of Law. She worked as a securities lawyer at Franklin Templeton before taking a break to raise a family. In 1999, she and her husband, Erik, moved to Woodside, not far from her parents, Fred and Kathi de Grosz.
John Ralston Schilling, engineer, outdoorsman A celebration of the life of John Ralston Schilling will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Independence Hall, 2955 Woodside Road in Woodside. Mr. Schilling, a member of a prominent Woodside family, died unexpectedly at his home in Denver on Nov. 7. He was 69. Born in New York City, Mr. Schilling was a graduate of the Cate School in Santa Barbara. John Ralston He received his Schilling engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1965. He also held an MBA from the University of Kentucky. A member of the MIT varsity crew team, he was selected as a member of the 1966 World Championship Crew team that competed on Lake Bled in Yugoslavia. Early in his business career, Mr. Schilling was recruited by Bechtel Corp., which moved him to the Bay Area. He lived