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In places where being female is dangerous, a Menlo Park Michelle Le/The Almanac

photographer finds courage and dignity By Sandy Brundage Photos by Mark Tuschman

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Women on the edge

A woman with her family in her home outside of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

As Mark Tuschman shares photographs taken in corners of the world far from the comforts of his Menlo Park home, you wonder what memories drift through his mind. The images are crystal sharp with texture and feeling — the age-old eyes of a teenage bride peering at the camera, a woman standing with her family on a dirt floor. The bride is Nazia, whose husband tried twice to kill her over a disappointing dowry. He’d gotten a motorcycle for marrying her, but wanted a car, which her family couldn’t afford. She turned to a women’s group run by Action India for support in getting a divorce before he could try to murder her again. “These dowries are ongoing blackmail,” Mr. Tuschman explains. But his photos don’t tell the stories of beaten-down women surrendering to terrible circumstances. They tell the stories of women in horrible circumstances — starving, beaten, dying — finding the strength, somehow, to nurture hope. How much of that hope is created by the efforts of “armies of people helping people” defies precise measurement, but the photos tell their stories, too.

The health care workers are the unsung heroes, according to Mr. Tuschman, dedicating their lives to providing basic services to communities where the wait time for a medical appointment measures in years, not hours. In Mozambique, for example, he said there are about 25 obstetricians for a population of 20 million, and almost all of the doctors live in the capital, an impossible trek for many villagers. “Women in the United States don’t worry about dying from pregnancy,” Mr. Tuschman notes. “It’s a major issue elsewhere.” Crossing worlds

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Nazia tells her story to a support group for victims of dowry abuse in Delhi, India. Nazia says her husband tried to kill her, not once but twice, for not receiving the dowry he demanded.

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A baby being weighed at a maternal health clinic in Ngarenaro, Tanzania.

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health care and educational outreach programs, he almost left after three days as internecine violence escalated. “It was like being in a war zone, and I’m not a warzone photographer,” Mr. Tuschman says. Fascinated by what his camera could capture, he ended up staying for nearly two weeks. “(There was) a lot of dust and the smell of smoke, mostly from people cooking with wood fires,” he recalls. “It was very chaotic with almost an overwhelming number of people — especially children

— in the streets. At one point we had to drive back to town in the dark after a shoot with some nomadic tribes people and was told that it was a bit dangerous as there were robbers active on the roads in the evening.” His team tried to visit hospitals, but found the facilities closed by a government that regarded medical care as a waste of money. Hotels had unreliable electricity and little food. At one place, staying at an emir’s compound, “I opened the door to the bathroom and it was swarming with mosquitos. I told them I would sleep in the car but they

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A young woman gets free condoms at her hairdresser, part of a Planned Parenthood program working with a Christian Evangelical church in northern Nigeria.

found another place that was unbearably hot. The next morning we drove to a town where my instinct at some point told me not to leave the car — there were so many angry young idle men and boys on the street.” In his photographs, community workers trained by Planned Parenthood walk the streets with bullhorn speakers to educate young men about safe sex and contraception. Another shot shows pregnant teenagers huddled together, “iconic of the condition of many young girls in Nigeria who are destined to have multiple, frequent pregnancies.

There is sadness and resignation in their expressions as even at this young age, they seem to know their destiny,” the photographer wrote on his blog. The stylistic influence of role models Marvin Wax and Sebastiao Salgado tempers the sadness of the photographs, summoning the innate dignity of each subject. Mr. Tuschman says that his work has been criticized for being too pretty — perhaps a holdover from his commercial work, which he described as “making things look better than they are” — but in the words of Mr. Salgado: “‘If you take a picture of a human that


does not make him noble, there is no reason to take this picture. That is my way of seeing things.’”

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“What do you do when education isn’t a real option yet?” he muses, fingers calling up one photograph after another on a laptop. Now he pauses on a The road less traveled set showing a woman painsNow a renowned interna- takingly embroidering with tional human rights photog- scarlet thread. An American rapher, Mr. Tuschman did not had established a design school start out making a living with in India to teach tribal women a camera. The New York native how to support themselves as came to Berkeley in the 1960s artisans. to study computer science in Another set focuses on graduate school. He worked at women waiting for surgeries SRI and Stanford as a gnawing to repair fistulas, holes torn dissatisfaction in their bodies with doctoralduring childlevel research birth. Some‘The human warred with the times they wait need to provide for more than condition is for a growing 10 years at hoswrought with family until one pitals so underday he asked supplied that great uncertainty for a camera. patients sleep on Commercia l the floor. What and suffering, yet photography, he maintains his the human spirit thought, might faith in humanbe the solution. ity despite witand the hope for “I was basinessing the tragcally throwing edies wrought a better life can away all my by poverty? In a withstand terrible education. My way, it’s the act parents were of witnessing: hardships and very upset,” he “The human even grow stronger condition says. “Fortuis nately my wife wrought with in the face of was very undergreat uncertainty standing and and suffering, yet adversity.’ supportive.” the human spirit The fa mand the hope for –MARK TUSCHMAN ily rented out a better life can the top f loor withstand terof their Menlo Park home to rible hardships and even grow make ends meet during the stronger in the face of adversity. early years. Now, with son The women you will meet in Avi and daughter Eva on their these pages have constantly own, he’s enjoying the chance inspired me, and I’ve come to to focus on projects such as understand that their cause is “Women on the Edge,” a book our cause, their humanity is our about “the whole story of humanity. It is my fervent hope women’s lack of autonomy over that we in this country, blessed their bodies and lives in devel- as we are with freedom and oping countries,” emphasizing great material wealth, can join that the work also celebrates hands to support the legitimate “the efforts made to empower aspirations of these forgotten them.” women and offer them a real Mr. Tuschman is seeking and enduring sense of hope and sponsors to cover the estimat- justice,” he writes in the preface ed $250,000 cost of producing to “Women on the Edge.” the book and a multimedia Generations of photographs, campaign to increase aware- generations of women, girls, ness of women’s rights. All children. Each slightly richer in proceeds will go to the Global circumstance than those who Fund for Women to help the came before, and each one organization grow, he says. sharp as crystal, caught on the “The programs are on such a edge of hope by the camera. small scale, and the need is so great. It’s my biggest frustraTop: In Marangu, Tanzania, tion.” a woman waits patiently at a There are no easy solutions. clinic hoping to see a healthA

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A scholarship girl supported by WomensTrust Inc., a microfinance NGO working in Pokuase, Ghana. WomensTrust takes a holistic approach to development by funding the education of more than 100 of the best female students. Photo by Mark Tuschman.

care worker. Middle: Young women in a hospital ward in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bottom: A boarding school supported by Educate Girls operating in Rajasthan, India. This school is part of a system initiated by Mahatma Gandhi’s wife to provide for educationally disadvantaged girls, many of whom have disabled parents, are orphans, or live too far from schools.

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team show and fundraiser to be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the school’s Performing Arts Center. Proceeds from the event help underwrite scholarships, team uniforms, camps and competition expenses. The team rehearses three times a week and performs at the school’s football and basketball games. Nona Ybarra is the team’s coach, and she is assisted by Kate Lynn Roberts. Tickets at the door are $12 for adults and $7 for students. Tickets may be purchased in advance from dance team members. Visit


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‘The 39 Steps’ at Menlo School Menlo School’s Upper School drama department will present “The 39 Steps” Thursday and Friday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at Florence Moore Auditorium, Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave. in Atherton. Tickets at or at the Campus Store are $5 for students and $8 for adults.

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INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR ARCHITECTURAL AND SITE REVIEW BOARD The Architectural and Site Review Board reviews and makes recommendations to the Planning Director regarding community character, site planning, building design and landscape elements on residential and commercial applications. Meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month, 4:30 p.m. Appointments are for a four-year term. Interested residents may request information and applications Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-12 noon and 1-5:00 p.m., from the Town Clerk’s Office at Town Hall, 2955 Woodside Road, or telephone (650) 851-6790, or through the Town’s web site at, Residents, Volunteer Opportunities. Deadline for applications is Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 5:00 p.m.


Service set for Elizabeth Myers A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, for Elizabeth (Betty) Apperson Myers, who died unexpectedly on Jan. 10, two days after her 88th birthday. Born in Montgomery County, Virginia, she graduated from high school in 1944 and attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute. She joined the Army in 1945 and was honorably discharged in 1946, when she married Frederick B. Sutton, an engineer with Boeing in Seattle. In 1949, the couple moved to the Bay Area. Ms. Myers was widowed in 1960 and married John (Jack) Barber Myers in 1962. After Mr. Myers’ death, she moved into The Sequoias, where she lived for the past 10 years. She was an active member and volunteer at Ladera Community Church for 50 years. She is survived by her son, George Sutton of Menlo Park; sisters Nita Little of Blacksburg, Virginia, Mary Kent Eliot of Christiansburg, Virginia, and Pam Mason of Cheyenne, Wyoming; and one grandson. Donations may be made to the Ladera Community Church Endowment Fund, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028; or to a favorite charity.

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INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR COMMITTEES LIVESTOCK AND EQUESTRIAN HERITAGE COMMITTEE Meets fourth Wednesday of each month; 5:30 p.m.; appointed for twoyear term. The Committee reviews applications for professional stable permits and forwards recommendations to the Planning Commission. It also reviews applications for exceptions to the private stable regulations and forwards recommendations to the Planning Director. It conducts inspections of stables in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Code. The Committee develops and supports education and information programs which aid the community in sustaining, protecting, enhancing, and enjoying equestrian activities and facilities. The Committee is also a resource for Town Council, staff, and residents on equestrian matters. OPEN SPACE COMMITTEE Meets fourth Thursday of each month, 5:30 p.m.; appointed for twoyear term. The Committee advises and assists on implementing the goals and policies of the Open Space and Conservation Elements of the General Plan, with an emphasis on enhancing the open space system and the preservation and restoration of wildlife habitat. The Committee develops and recommends educational programs and materials which foster public awareness of the benefits of open space conservation and wildlife habitat. It makes recommendations on the acquisition and maintenance of open space and conservation easements, collaborates on goals and projects of mutual interest, and with neighboring towns and regional entities to preserve scenic vistas, tracts of open space and wildlife habitat. PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE Meets on call of Chair; appointed for two-year term. The Committee advises the Town Council and staff on issues of community public safety, including police and fire services provided within the Town. RECREATION COMMITTEE Meets first Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m.; appointed for threeyear term. The Committee guides the activities of the community recreation programs. SUSTAINABILITY AND CONSERVATION COMMITTEE Meets fourth Monday of each month, 6:00 p.m.; appointed for twoyear term. The Committee advises and assists on implementing the goals and policies of the Sustainability and Conservation Elements of the General Plan, with emphasis on resource conservation and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The Committee develops and recommends educational programs which will create public awareness of environmental issues and conditions, and recommends action programs and regulations which foster sustainability and conservation principles. TRAILS COMMITTEE Meets second Thursday of each month, 3:00 p.m.; appointed for twoyear term. The Committee reviews land divisions, subdivisions and conditional use permits for locations for equestrian, pedestrian and bicycle trails and makes recommendations to the staff and to the Planning Commission. WOODSIDE HISTORY COMMITTEE Meets second Thursday of each month, 10:00 a.m.; appointed for twoyear term. The Committee advises the Town Council and staff regarding actions, policies, and plans relating to historic preservation; and plans and recommends means for ensuring the security and public accessibility of the Town’s historic archives. The Committee also gathers and catalogues historic material. Committees are volunteer positions and serve in an advisory capacity to the Town Council. Interested residents may request information and applications Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-12 noon and 1-5:00 p.m., from the Town Clerk’s Office at Town Hall, 2955 Woodside Road, or telephone (650) 851-6790, or through the Town’s web site at, Residents, Volunteer Opportunities. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 5:00 p.m. 22NThe AlmanacNTheAlmanacOnline.comNJanuary 30, 2013

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Talks/Authors Docent lecture/slideshow on “Royal Treasures from the Louvre” exhibit at the Legion of Honor. A collection of decorative arts including treasures of the French monarchy from Louis XIV until the revolution of 1789. Jan. 30, 7-8 p.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. Kepler’s: Loise Aronson discusses her new book, “A History of the Present Illness.” The book takes readers into overlooked lives in the neighborhoods, hospitals, and nursing homes of San Francisco. Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. New York Times correspondent Rachel Swarns talks about her book, “American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama.” Lunch provided but reservations required. Jan. 31, 12-1:30 p.m. Mendenhall Library, McClatchy Hall (Building 120 at 450 Serra Mall), Stanford. Register online at svy. mk/SGqdU5.

On Stage ‘After Ashley’ Dark satire from Gina Gionfriddo, author of “Becky Shaw,” that looks at a father and son coping with the loss of a loved one in the eye of a media storm. Jan. 25-Feb. 17. $15-$35. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City. Call 650-493-2006, extension 4. ‘On Golden Pond’ Ernest Thompson’s play about revisiting the past and forging new bonds across generations. Jan. 24-Feb. 17, Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 or 7 p.m.; Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. $18-$32. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-941-0551. ‘Somewhere’ TheatreWorks presents the Matthew Lopez play about a family dream-

ing of show biz. Jan. 16-Feb. 10. $23-$73. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-4631960. ‘The 39 Steps’ Menlo School’s Upper School Drama Department presents a play adopted from Hitchcock’s 1935 movie, in which secret agents plot to prevent critical information from leaving the country. Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5 students, $8 adults. Menlo School’s Florence Moore Auditorium, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. HMS Pinafore: The Next Generation The Stanford Savoyards present the traditional Gilbert & Sullivan operetta featuring class division, revealed identity and romance, but inspired by the characters, costuming and settings of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Jan. 25, 26 and Feb. 1 at 8 p.m., and Jan. 27 and Feb. 2 at 1:30 p.m. $10 to $20. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford. Call 650-725-2787. See How They Run Hillbarn Theatre continues its 72nd season with a British farce by Philip King. Jan. 25-Feb 10, Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. $34 (student price available). Hillbarn Theatre, 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City.

650-326-2025, ext. 222. Wordpress Class Attendees learn how to start a blog for free. Jan. 31, 11-12:15 p.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560.

Volunteers Outdoor Education Leaders Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District seeks volunteers who will work as part of a team leading third- through fifth-grade students on field trips at the David C. Daniels Nature Center. Through Feb. 12. Tutor Training for Project Read-Menlo Park Volunteers work with adults eager to improve their reading, writing, and speaking skills. No experience necessary. Feb. 5-9, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2525. www.

Et Alia Paintbrush Diplomacy Art Exhibition The Menlo College Art Committee welcomes Char Pribuss on campus to introduce Menlo’s first art show of the year, “Paintbrush Diplomacy.” The exhibit, on display in the Administration building, includes works from 40 young artists from all over the world. Through March 8, 5-5 p.m. Menlo College Administration Building, 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton. Call 650-543-3901. Design Your Own Race Cars Christie will come equipped with toy cars and paint. Attendees get creative and afterward, can race freshly painted cars. For all ages and funded by the Friends of the Portola Valley Library. Jan. 31, 4-5 p.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. Canada College Farmers Market Runs every Sunday at Parking Lot 7. Vendors are welcome. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Camada College, 4200 Farm Hill Road , Redwood City. Call 650-290-3549.

Classes/Workshops A Year in the Garden Series Part I Courses cover broad range of gardening topics; suitable for novice. Series Fee: $450 members; $540 non-members and includes course materials. See for dates and times and course. Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Call 650-364-8300. Edible Garden Series: From Design to Harvest Feb. 2-May 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $325. Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-493-6072. Landscape Acrylic Painting Workshop Jan. 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $120. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call


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TOWN OF PORTOLA VALLEY NOTICE OF MARCH 6, 2013 CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (CUP) X7D-30 FOR A PARCEL MERGER AND EXPANSION OF ATHLETIC FIELDS WITH A NEW TRACK AND ARTIFICIAL TURF INFILL AT THE WOODSIDE PRIORY SCHOOL AT 302 PORTOLA ROAD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the public hearing of the Planning Commission of the Town of Portola Valley on a proposal for a parcel merger and expansion of athletic fields with a new track and artificial turf infill at the Woodside Priory School at 302 Portola Road will continue at 7:30 p.m. on March 6, 2013. The public hearing was opened on December 5, 2012 and continued to the regular February 6, 2013 planning commission meeting. The hearing date is, however, being continued with the applicant’s concurrence to the March 6, 2013 regular planning commission meeting to permit time needed to respond to initial public hearing comments and comments received on the project initial environmental study and proposed mitigated negative declaration. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on March 6, 2013 the planning commission may close the public hearing and take formal action on the proposed mitigated negative declaration and also may act to approve, conditionally approve or continue consideration of the application to a specific future meeting. All reports, plans and documents associated with the project are available for review in the Portola Valley Planning Department at 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley, California. The specific reports, plans and supporting documents including responses to comments relative to the proposed mitigated negative declaration, for the continued March 6, 2013 Planning Commission public hearing will be available in the Planning Department on February 22, 2013. All interested persons are invited to appear before the Planning Commission at the time above-mentioned. The continued public hearing will be conducted in the Historic School House meeting room at the town center, 765 Portola Road. If someone challenges the proposed action in court, he or she may be limited to raising only those issues raised at the public meetings conducted on the proposal or in written correspondence delivered to the town at or prior to the public meetings. Dated: Signed:



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3 BR 2 BA Elegant living room, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen opens to family rm, lovely yard. Keri Nicholas, DRE #01198898, 650.323.7751

4 BR 3 BA Remodeled with hardwood & travertine floors, 2 fireplaces, gourmet cherry & granite kitc. Tom LeMieux, DRE #01066910, 650.323.7751

4 BR 3.5 BA Spacious LR, formal DR, family rm/kitchen, 2 offices, cul-de-sac loc, Very usable 1/3+acre. Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh, DRE #01351481/00884747, 650.851.1961


Just listed!

Just listed!

1 Level End Unit


2 BR 2 BA Conveniently located to shopping, dining and transportation. Newly painted and carpeted. Buffy Bianchini, DRE #00878979, 650.851.2666

MENLO PARK New Construction in Central Menlo!



5 BR 4 BA Formal entry, chef ’s kit opens to spacious family rm, master suite, walk to downtown. Keri Nicholas, DRE #0198898, 650.323.7751 Simply outstanding home $2,950,000 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

Award Winning Las Lomitas!



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


Private Setting

Spectacular Views

5 BR 5.5 BA Exceptional 2-lvl hm,fabulous style & designer finishes.Fully landscaped deep & priv lot. Hossein Jalali, DRE #01215831, 650.323.7751

Stunning Remodel


2 BR 2 BA Stunning, exquisitely remodeled one-level condo in prime downtown Palo Alto. Hanna Shacham, DRE #01073658, 650.324.4456


3 BR 3.5 BA Visually stunning modern home with floor to ceiling windows atop quiet 1.59 ac knoll. Helen & Brad Miller, DRE #01142061/00917768, 650.851.2666

Impeccable Modern Design


4 BR 5 BA Completed in 2008,exquisite inside & out,Windy Hill views,convenient loc. Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh, DRE #01351481/00884747, 650.851.1961

Prime Estate Setting


Build world-class estate on 4.48 acres (per county) w/Windy Hill view. Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh, DRE #01351481/00884747, 650.851.1961

World Class Setting



1 BR 1 BA Los Trancos Woods home on .29 ac, remodel or build dream home. Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh, DRE #01351481/00884747, 650.851.1961


4 BR 4 BA One of a kind private, modern estate w/ panoramic views of the bay. Approx 4500 +/- SF. Sam Anagnostou, DRE #00798217, 650.323.7751

Cute Home On Large Lot!


2 BR 2 BA Charming home on large lot west of Alameda de las Pulgas! Large driveway and lush yard! DiPali Shah, DRE #01249165, 650.325.6161

Roy Cloud School


5 BR 4.5 BA Elegant living room, gourmet kitchen, exquisite master suite. Las Lomitas schools! Keri Nicholas, DRE #01198898, 650.323.7751

Build dream home on 8.7 acs, borders Arastradero Preserve w/Windy Hill Views. Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh, DRE #01351481/00884747, 650.851.1961

2 BR 1 BA Charming hm on cul-de-sac on West side. Roy Cloud Elem.Remod Kit & Ba.Huge, oversized lot. Liz Daschbach, DRE #00969220, 650.323.7751


Prime Westridge Location

Just listed!




Beautiful View!

Beautiful Cozy Cottage!

Great Opportunity!

Prime Location!

Central Woodside


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

Western Hills View


4 BR 4.5 BA Beautifully updated and landscaped home on 2.55+/- acres with expansive views to the Bay. Steven Gray, DRE #01498634, 650.851.2666

Exceptional Views


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

Woodside Hills


4 BR 3 BA Inviting contemporary style home with a spacious floor plan & 1 BD guest hse w/gas sauna. Steven Gray/Matt Shanks, DRE #1498634/00673285, 650.851.2666

New listing!

17.6 Acres Of Forest


3 BR 3.5 BA Beautiful updated home. Inviting fireplace,eatin gourmet kitchen 2 master suites! Jennifer Whelan, DRE #1721877, 650.323.7751


Beautiful private estate site. Peace and quiet adjacent to watershed lands. Scott Dancer, DRE #00868362, 650.851.2666 | ©2013 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker® is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Office Is Owned by a Subsidiary of NRT LLC. DRE License # 01908304

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One of Woodside’s finest building sites on a premier street in Woodside School district. Scott Dancer, DRE #00868362, 650.851.2666

Views Across The Bay

Call for price


Private prestigious location. 11+ acre property in central Woodside close to town. Susie Dews & Shena Hurley, DRE #00781220/01152002, 650.325.6161

Las Lomitas Schools!

2 BR 2.5 BA Phenomenal Opportunity on 12,800+ creekside lot! “One of a kind!” Opportunity knocking! Steve Bellumori, DRE #00494595, 650.324.4456



Western Hills views! Woodside



3 BR 1 BA Home sweet home! Great opportunity! Heart of White Oaks! 1,230sf home on a 4,600sf lot. Tom Huff, DRE #00922877, 650.325.6161

Duplex: 2 BR/1 BA and 1 BR/1 BA. Take a look! Close to shopping, school and Hwy 101. Laura Flores, DRE #01709648, 650.324.4456

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, DRE #00542342/01754233, 650.851.2666


2 BR 1 BA Cozy White Oaks cottage! Hardwood flr. Updated kitchen & bath. Lrg level backyard w/patio. Gene Thornton, DRE #00875041, 650.325.6161

4 BR 3.5 BA Expansive home with spectacular views, usable 2.6 acs, stunning grounds. Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh, DRE #01351481/00884747, 650.851.1961



4 BR 2.5 BA Spectacular bay views! Extensive remodel. HW flr, 2 fireplaces, deck, patio, 2 car garage. Gene Thornton, DRE #00875041, 650.325.6161

3 BR 2 BA Las Lomitas! Beautifully remodeled “to the studs” home!New to the market! Steve Bellumori, DRE #00494595, 650.324.4456 3 BR 2.5 BA Formal entry, elegant living room, formal dining room. Separate family room. Keri Nicholas, DRE #01198898, 650.323.7751



Western Hills Views

REDWOOD CITY Brand New Construction!


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Jazz & Pop Piano Lessons Learn how to build chords and improvise. Bill Susman, M.A., Stanford. (650)906-7529 Piano Lessons in your home Children and adults. Christina Conti, B.M. 15+ yrs exp. (650) 493-6950

115 Announcements

The Manzana Music School

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135 Group Activities

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Spring Down Open Horse Show

150 Volunteers

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145 Non-Profits Needs

Fosterers Needed for Moffet Cats

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120 Auctions

Moms/Daughters- $ Stanford

Farm and Construction Equipmen Ritchie Bros. Unreserved Public Auction 8am Friday Feb 15 Tipton, CA. Trucks, trailers and more. No minimum bids. Financing available. Full details at or 559-752-3343 (Cal-SCAN)

130 Classes & Instruction Airlines Are Hiring Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-804-5293 (Cal-SCAN)

Volunteer Information Meeting

For Sale 201 Autos/Trucks/ Parts Honda 2001 CR-V - $5300

Honda 2001 CR-V EX 4WD/AWD, automatic, ABS, Child Safety Door Locks, Power Door Locks, driver and passenger airbags, A/C, cruise control, tilt steering, AM/FM/CD. Clean, runs well, recently smogged, fairly new tires

German language class

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

Learn about Dog Behavior Trish King, nationally known author of “Parenting Your Dog�, will be offering classes in canine behavior at the Peninsula Humane Society. A series of 6 Sundays from 10-2: Mar 3, 10, 17, 24. Apr 7, 14. Contact Trish King at 415-250-0446 or

133 Music Lessons A Piano Teacher Children and Adults Ema Currier, 650/493-4797

Call Rick at 650-387-3141

202 Vehicles Wanted

475 Psychotherapy & Counseling

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! 800-319-3280. (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) Highspeed Internet everywhere by satellite! Speeds up to 12mbps! (200x faster than dial-up.) Starting at $49.95/mo. CALL NOW & GO FAST! 1-888-718-6268. (Cal-SCAN) ProFlowers ProFlowers - Enjoy 60 percent off Tender Hugs and Kisses with Chocolates for your valentine! Site price: $49.99, you pay just $19.99. Plus take 20 percent off other gifts over $29! Go to or call 1-888-717-7251. (Cal-SCAN) Shari’s Berries Delight all of your Valentines with our freshly dipped strawberries, decadent truffles and hand-crafted sweets! SAVE 20 percent on qualifying gifts over $29! Visit or Call 1-888-721-8829. (Cal-SCAN) SHOES FOR SALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - $5.00-10.0

Childcare LVN For Nanny/Childcare Position Venus’s Little Stars

345 Tutoring/ Lessons College Admissions Counseling PIANO AND RECORDER LESSONS

355 Items for Sale 3/4YrsBoyclothesmajorityNew/tags 4 Teletubbies 6� $5 4 Thomas and Friends DVD’s

Donate Your Car : Fast, Free Towing 24 hr. Response - Tax Deduction. United Breast Cancer Foundation. Providing Free Mammograms and Breast Cancer Info. 888-792-1675 (Cal-SCAN)


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PowerRanger outfit$5

Boy shoes 8-13 toddler $4each BOY0-3MonthsClothesw/tags$50 BOY0-6MonthsClothesw/tags$50

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215 Collectibles & Antiques

Fun Piano Lessons Young, old, beginners, advanced, come enjoy the special pleasure of playing the piano. Dr. Renee’s Piano 650 854-0543

235 Wanted to Buy

Vintage Wicker Baby Bassinet - $75.00

Diabetic Test Strips Wanted Cash Paid. Unopened, Unexpired Boxes Only. All Brands Considered. Help Others - don’t throw boxes away. For more Information, CALL (888) 491-1168 (Cal-SCAN)

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

415 Classes Reiki Center Opens in Los Altos

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)

Live like a popstar Now hiring 10 spontaneous individuals. Travel full time. Must be 18+. Transportation and hotel provided. Call Loraine 877-777-2091

Teresa’s House Cleaning

Paid In Advanced! MAKE up to $1000 A WEEK mailing brochures from home! Helping Home Workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No Experience required. Start Immediately! (AAN CAN)


Business Services 615 Computers

Jobs 500 Help Wanted Caregivers Caregivers to work in an Assisted Living Community. Good Communication skills. Will train. Apply in person at: Palo Alto Commons 4075 El Camino Way Palo Alto CA 94306 Clerical Help Help with taxes, typing, letters, resume & online, etc. Part-Time. Call 650-326-3520 Moms/Daughters- $ Stanford Nanny Needed! Real Estate Assistant Exciting & fun opportunity with local investor, good phone and paperwork skills a must. Call (408) 822-9587 Restaurant Cafe Borrone is now hiring enthusiatic individuals who enjoy working in a fastpaced environment and providing excellent customer service. Full and part-time positions available. Will work with school schedule. Apply in person, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

560 Employment Information 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) $$$HELP WANTED$$$ Extra Income! Assembling CD cases from Home! No Experience Necessary! Call our Live Operators Now! 1-800-405-7619 EXT 2450 http://www. (AAN CAN) Driver: Quarterly Bonus $0.03 plus $0.01 increase per mile after 6 and 12 months. Daily or Weekly pay. CDL-A, 3 months current exp. 800-414-9569 (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: Freight Up equals more $. Need CDL Class A Driving Experience Plus Benefits, New Equipment & 401K. 877-258-8782 (Cal-SCAN)

210 Garage/Estate Sales

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

245 Miscellaneous

330 Child Care Offered

Aviation Maintenance Tech Airline careers start here. FAA approved training. Financial assistance available. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-242-3382 (Cal-SCAN) Instruction for Hebrew Bar and Bat Mitzvah For Affiliated and Unaffiliated George Rubin, M.A. in Hebrew/Jewish Education 650/424-1940

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)

Kid’s Stuff

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 (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 (Cal-SCAN)

Pre-1975 Superhero Comic Books Sports cards/ bubble gum cards sets, original art, Movies /Music memorabilia. Buyer in town. Collector/ Investor (800)273-0312 (Cal-SCAN)

Drivers: No Experience? Class A-CDL Driver Training. We train and Employ! Central Refrigerated (877) 369-7126 (Cal-SCAN) Help Wanted! make extra money in our free ever popular homemailer program, includes valuable guidebook! Start immediately! Genuine! 1-888-292-1120


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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 & 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 Californians with a Classified in almost every county! Over 270 newspapers! Combo-California Daily and Weekly Networks. Free Brochures. 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 (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN)

695 Tours & Travel Cabo San Lucas $449. Inclusive Special - Stay 6 Days In A Luxury BeachFront Resort with Unlimited Meals And Drinks For $449! 888-481-9660 (Cal-SCAN)

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 Orkopina Housecleaning “The BEST Service for You� Bonded

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Weekly or Bi - Weekly Move In - Move Out


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

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 J. Garcia Garden Maintenance Service Free est. 20 years exp. (650)366-4301 or (650)346-6781

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. and comml. maint. Free Est. Lic. 823699. 650/369-1477. Mario’s Gardening Maintenance, clean-ups. Free 650/365-6955; 650/995-3822


Tired of Mow, Blow and Go? Owner operated, 40 years exp. All phases of gardening/landscaping. Refs. Call Eric, 408/356-1350

751 General Contracting A NOTICE TO READERS: It is illegal for an unlicensed person to perform contracting work on any project valued at $500.00 or more in labor and materials. State law also requires that contractors include their license numbers on all advertising. Check your contractor’s status at or 800-321-CSLB (2752). Unlicensed persons taking jobs that total less than $500.00 must state in their advertisements that they are not licensed by the Contractors State License Board. BP Construction Total home remodels, incl. kitchens, baths, decks. New construction. No job too small. Lic. #967617. 650/995-0327.

754 Gutter Cleaning Thomas Maintenance Roof gutter downspout cleaning. Free est. Insured. 408/595-2759

757 Handyman/ Repairs   

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30 Years Experience 650.529.1662 650.483.4227

790 Roofing

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Al Peterson Roofing since 1946

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Jeff’s Handyman and Repair Free est. 10% SENIOR Discount. “No Job Too Small.� Call Jeff, 650/933-7021

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759 Hauling J & G HAULING SERVICE Misc. junk, office, garage, furniture, mattresses, green waste yard debri and more... Lic. &Ins. FREE estimates. 650/368-8810 (see my Yelp reviews)

803 Duplex MV: 2BR/1.5BA Duplex Avail. 2/1. 650/968-7301

767 Movers

805 Homes for Rent

BAY AREA RELOCATION SERVICES Homes, Apartments, Storage. Full Service moves. Serving the Bay Area for 20 yrs. Licensed & Insured. Armando, 650-630-0424. CAL-T190632

Emerald Hills, 5+ BR/4+ BA - $5900 Menlo Park, 2 BR/2 BA Furnished townhome in downtown MP, with attached one car garage, laundry/ internet. Palo Alto, 4 BR/2 BA - $5000. mon

771 Painting/ Wallpaper

Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $4,000.00/

809 Shared Housing/ Rooms

Glen Hodges Painting 45 yrs. #351738. 650/322-8325

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Raymond Virgili Painting Contractor

For a professional expedient painting job utilizing only the ďŹ nest preparation procedures and highest quality materials


Estimates are always FREE

825 Homes/Condos for Sale

Locally Owned & Operated Lic#255468

STYLE PAINTING Full service painting. Insured. Lic. 903303. 650/388-8577

Emerald Hills, 5+ BR/4+ BA - $1,999,000 Los Altos, 3 BR/2 BA - $799000 Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA - $1099000

775 Asphalt/ Concrete

Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $899000 Palo Alto, 4 BR/3.5 BA - $2995000

Roe General Engineering Asphalt, concrete, pavers, tiles, sealing, new construct, repairs. 35 yrs exp. No job too small. Lic #663703. 650/814-5572

Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $599000 Sunnyvale, 3 BR/2 BA - $599999 Woodside, 3 BR/2 BA - $1099000

850 Acreage/Lots/ Storage

779 Organizing Services

20 ACRES FREE Buy 40-Get 60 acres. $0-Down, $168/ month. Money back guarantee. NO CREDIT CHECKS. Beautiful views. Roads/surveyed. Near El Paso, Texas. 1-800-843-7537 (AAN CAN)

End the Clutter & Get Organized Residential Organizing by Debra Robinson (650)941-5073

FOGSTER.COM 741 Flooring/Carpeting

781 Pest Control is a unique website offering FREE postings from communities throughout the Bay Area and an opportunity for your ad to appear in The Almanac, the Palo Alto Weekly, and the Mountain View Voice. To place a Classified ad in The Almanac call 326-8216 or online at

1VCMJD /PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement SILICON VALLEY SPORTS VENTURES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 253630 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Silicon Valley Sports Ventures, located at 1134 Crane Street, Suite 222, Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Is(Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): TRACY V. HUGHES 715 Elizabeth Lane 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 12/01/2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on December 17, 2012. (ALM Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013) AIRPORT WIRELESS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 253529 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Airport Wireless, located at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA, 94128, San Mateo County; Mail Address: 3260 Fairlane Farms Road, Unit 7, Wellington, FL 33414. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): ILJ SAN FRANCISCO, LLC California San Francisco, CA 94128 This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 12/12/2007. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on December 10, 2012. (ALM Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013) SENIOR HOMEOWNER SERVICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 253634 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Senior Homeowner Services, located at 1120 Maybrown Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): SENIOR HOMEOWNER SERVICES 1120 Maybrown Avenue 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 10/10/2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on December 18, 2012. (ALM Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013) PURFRESH, INC. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 253668 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Purfresh, Inc., located at 1350 Willow Road, Suite 102, Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): PFI ACQUISITION, INC. 1350 Willow Road, Suite 102 Menlo Park, CA 94025-1544 This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 04/30/2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on December 20, 2012. (ALM Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013) QUANTUM SALE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 253697 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Quantum Sale, located at 995 Round Hill Road, Redwood City, CA 94061, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): LORI L. HARMON 995 Round Hill Road Redwood City, CA 94061 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 10/01/2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on December 21, 2012. (ALM Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013)

BAOBAB ENTERPRISES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 253853 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Baobab Enterprises, located at 801 Weeks Street, East Palo Alto, CA 94303, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): GEORGES ANGAH MIESSI 801 Weeks Street East Palo Alto, CA 94303-1626 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 January 7, 2013. (ALM Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 2013) MEN HAIRCUTS BY LILIAN FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 253952 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Men Haircuts by Lilian, located at 593B Woodside Rd., Redwood City, CA 94061, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): LILIAN LOAN LY 415 N. Rengstorff Ave. #5 Mt. View, CA 94043 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 January 14, 2013. (ALM Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 2013) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. M230293 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s): LILIAN LOAN LY The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME(S): MARK BARBERSHOP 593B Woodside Rd. FILED IN SAN MATEO COUNTY ON: November 24, 2008 REGISTRANT’S NAME(S): Lilian Loan Ly 593 Woodside Rd Redwood City, CA 94061 THIS BUSINESS WAS CONDUCTED BY: an Individual. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of San Mateo County on January 14, 2013. (ALM Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 2013) PHILLIPS CONSTRUCTION FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 254104 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Phillips Construction, located at 5 Riviera Circle, Redwood City, CA 94065, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): GUY PHILLIPS GOLDBERG 5 Riviera Circle Redwood City, CA 94065 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 January 22, 2013. (ALM Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 2013)

997 All Other Legals ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO Case No.: CIV518638 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: NORMA ESTHER BECERRA and RUDY ROBERTO ALVAREZ filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: A.) YAIRA ALVAREZ BECERRA to YAIRA ALVAREZ B.) SANTIAGO ALVAREZ BECERRA to SANTIAGO ALVAREZ 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: February 15, 2013, 9:00 a.m., Dept.: PJ, Room: 2J, 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: January 2, 2013 /s/ Bergein JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (ALM Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 2013) NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: January 2, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of Applicant(s) is/are: MP MONGOLIAN BBQ RESTAURANT LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 700 El Camino Real Ste. 170 Menlo Park, CA 94025-4847 Type of license(s) applied for: 41 - ON-SALE BEER AND WINE - EATING PLACE (ALM Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 2013) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to sections 21700 - 21716 of the California Business and Professions Code, known as the California Self-Service Storage Facility Act, that the undersigned, ALL ABOARD MINI STORAGE will sell at public auction on February 21, 2013 at 3:45 P.M. at 1520 WILLOW RD., MENLO PARK, CA 94025 the following personal property, household goods, business property and/or vehicle to wit: #15 Ari Matthew Henry Friedland, aka Ari Friedland, aka A. FriedlandRefrigerator, Sofa, Chairs, #304 Erica Nashell McKnight, Erica McKnight, aka E. McKnight-10 Boxes, 12 Bags, Misc. table, Bike, vacuum, Lots of misc, electric scooter. #382 Josephine Diaz Taniguchi, aka Josephine Taniguchi-Rugs (4-5), Heater. #391 Kimberle Ann Hartman, aka Kim Hartman-6 Boxes, 3 Bags, Clothing, Vacuum, 10 Plastic tubs, rugs and art. #430 Michael William Ecoff, aka Michael Ecoff, aka M. Ecoff- 10 Boxes, Chairs, Art, 6 Plastic Tubs. Industrial Equiptment. #462 Ruby Jewel Martin, aka Ruby Martin-10 Boxes, Big Screen TV, Mattress & Spring, Sheets #487 Denise Nichole Harris, aka Denise N. Harris, aka Denise Harris, aka DNHSofa, Chairs, Mattress & Spring, Night Stand, Chest of Drawers. #492 Denise Nichole Harris, aka Denise N. Harris, aka DNH-Sports, Appliances, 6 Boxes, Misc. Table, TV, Dresser, Vacuum. #518 Sherisse Lynette Reik, aka Sherisse Reik, aka SR-Ladders, Exercise Equip., 6 Boxes, 5 Bags, Lamps, Night Stand, Suitcases, BBQ, Vacuum, fan. #503 Theodore Woodside, aka T.WComputers, Monitor, Exercise Equip, 10 Boxes, 15 Bags, Refrigerator, Dining Table, Sofa, Misc. Table & Chairs, TV, Mattress & Spring, Night Stand, Bike, Oxygen tank/machine. Said sale is for the purpose of satisfying lien of the undersigned for storage fees, advertising, and lien costs. The undersigned reserves the right to refuse any and all bids. All rights to damages by reason of a deficiency on this resale and incidental damages, and any and all other appropriate remedies are hereby reserved. Dated this Wednesday 16th day of January 2013 Nor Cal Storage Auctions, Inc. State License Bond #7900390179 (916) 604-9695 Dates Published 1st PUBLICATION January 23, 2013 and 2nd PUBLICATION January 30, 2013 By: Renee Moya__________________ Agent for Owner ALM T.S. No. 12-2926-11 Loan No. 3011293424 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/15/2006. 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. 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. Trustor: WEN I. CHANG, AN UNMARRIED MAN Duly Appointed Trustee: The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation Recorded 09/22/2006 as Instrument No. 2006143394 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Mateo County, California, Date of Sale: 2/25/2013 at 01:00 PM Place of Sale: At the Sequoia Hall, San Mateo Events Center, 2495 S. Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA 94403 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $389,772.71, estimated Street Address or other common designation of real property: 757 WOODSIDE DRIVE , WOODSIDE, CA 94062 A.P.N.: 069-150-280 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. 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 (800) 280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site, using the file number assigned to this case 12-2926-11. 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: 1/18/2013 The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation 2955 Main Street, 2nd Floor Irvine, California 92614 Foreclosure Department (949) 720-9200 Sale Information Only: (800) 280-2832, Frank Escalera, Team Lead P1015995 1/30, 2/6, 02/13/2013 ALM

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