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Community S TO R I E S A B O U T P E O P L E A N D E V E N T S I N T H E C O M M U N I T Y

Volunteers wage a pitched battle with invasive grasses

Butterflies& Edgewood Park Photos by Michelle Le Story by Dave Boyce


n the infrequent occasions that Woodside’s Edgewood (County) Park hosts a springtime rabble of Bay Checkerspot butterflies, they flit and flutter above fields of tiny flowers for 10 to 15 days, searching for mates and nectar. Each fertilized female will lay some 400 eggs at the base of the stem of the California dwarf plantain, if she can find one. With their missions complete, the butterflies then die. Of those 400 eggs, two typically make it through the creepy crawly stage to hibernation and maturity, says park volunteer Bill Korbholz. In theory, the ecology works. The butterflies choose Edgewood because it is home to the right flowers. If the flowers are

prolific, the caterpillars can find the right leaves to eat and make it through hibernation. But this breeding cycle, when it is successful, is now due in great part to intervention by park volunteers. For example, on a spring day a year or so ago,volunteers tried to jumpstart the process by releasing 4,000 to 5,000 Checkerspot caterpillars brought in from a South Bay park. The flowers the caterpillars feed on face fierce, and unfair, competition for space and water in Edgewood’s meadows. While the meadows appear pastoral, the serenity is an illusion. Oat grass and Italian rye grass, both invasive species, push out the flowers. Fighting on behalf of the flowers, the San

Above left: Bill Korbholzt, is an Edgewood Park volunteer who leads tours and works to advance the survival prospects of the endangered Bay Checkerspot butterfly, which used to thrive up and down the Peninsula. Above: The leaves of the tiny California Dwarf Plantain are one of two vital sources of nourishment for Checkerspot butterflies during their caterpillar stage. Below: A field of flowers at Edgewood Park indicates soil composition that may inhibit invasive grasses.

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G U I D E TO 2013 S U M M E R C A M P S F O R K I D S

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Arts, Culture, Other Camps

Early Learning Camp Connection listing

Palo Alto

Write Now! Summer Writing Camps Emerson School of Palo Alto and Hacienda School of Pleasanton open their doors and offer their innovative programs: Expository Writing, Creative Writing, Presentation Techniques, and (new!) Test-Taking Skills. Call or visit our website for details.

Emerson 650-424-1267 Hacienda 925-485-5750

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills

Two Six-Week Summer Sessions Beginning June 10. These sessions are perfect for university students returning from summer break who need to pick up a class; and high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates who want to get an early start. 12345 El Monte Rd.


Harker Summer Programs

San Jose

K-12 offerings taught by exceptional, experienced faculty and staff. K-6 morning academics - focusing on math, language arts and science - and full spectrum of afternoon recreation. Grades 6-12 for-credit courses and non-credit enrichment opportunities. Sports programs also offered.


iD Tech Camps - Summer Tech Fun

Held at Stanford

Take interests further! Ages 7-17 create iPhone apps, video games, C++/ Java programs, movies, and more at weeklong, day and overnight programs held at Stanford and 60+ universities in 26 states. Also 2-week, teen-only programs: iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy, and iD Visual Arts Academy (filmmaking & photography).

1-888-709-TECH (8324)

iD Teen Academies Gaming, Programming & Visual Arts


Gain a competitive edge! Learn different aspects of video game creation, app development, filmmaking, photography, and more. 2-week programs where ages 13-18 interact with industry professionals to gain competitive edge. iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy, and iD Visual Arts Academy are held at Stanford, and other universities.

1-888-709-TECH (8324)

Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park

Menlo Park

Prevent Summer Brain Drain with Mathnasium Power Math Workouts. During the summer months, many students lose 2 to 2.5 months of math skills learned during the school year. Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park is offering 8 and 16-Session Flexible Summer Passes which will keep your child’s math skills sharp and provide a boost for the school year ahead. Open to grades 1st - 10th grade. Summer Passes on sale now and expire Sept. 7, 2013. Center located at 605 A Cambridge Avenue, Menlo Park (next to the Oasis, one block north of Stanford Shopping Mall).


Professional Tutoring Services of Silicon Valley Los Altos Academic camps offering Algebra I & II, Geometry, and Spanish I to III, small groups. Great for review or preview. Three sessions starting June 24 through August 2. Perfect for junior high students taking high school level courses. Register online or call us:


Stratford School - Camp Socrates 17 Bay Area Campuses Academic enrichment infused with traditional summer camp fun--that’s what your child will experience at Camp Socrates. Sessions begin June 24 and end August 9, with the option for campers to attend all seven weeks, or the first four (June 24-July 19). Full or half-day morning or afternoon programs are available.

Summer at Saint Francis


Mountain View

Summer at Saint Francis provides a broad range of academic and athletic programs for elementary through high school students. It is the goal of every program to make summer vacation enriching and enjoyable!

TechKnowHow Computer & Lego Camps

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Palo Alto Menlo Park/Sunnyvale

Fun and enriching technology classes for students, ages 5-14 Courses include LEGO and K’NEX Projects with Motors, Electronics, NXT Robotics, 3D Modeling, and Game Design. Many locations, including Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Sunnyvale. Half and all day options. Early-bird and multi-session discounts available.


YMCA of Silicon Valley


What makes Y camps different? We believe every child deserves the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Y campers experience the outdoors, make new friends and have healthy fun in a safe, nurturing environment. They become more confident and grow as individuals, and they learn value in helping others. We offer day, overnight, teen leadership and family camps. Financial assistance is available. Get your summer camp guide at camp. Youth camps (ages 5 - 17) run June 17 - Aug. 16 . Half-day and full-day options. Fees vary. 1922 The Alameda 3rd Floor, San Jose

Busy Bees & Astro Kids Summer Adventure Camps

Mountain View

City of Mountain View Recreation Division

Mountain View

Join us for these half-day camps designed for 3-8 year olds as we have fun, participate in games and crafts, and go on fun field trips! Mountain View Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Avenue

Discover fun with us this summer through the many programs available with the City of Mountain View Recreation Division. From sports to traditional day camps, to cooking camps, dance camps and art camps... we have it all! Mountain View Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Avenue

Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA)

Mountain View

50+ creative camps for Gr. K-8! Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Musical Theater, School of Rock, Digital Arts, more! One- and two-week sessions; full and half-day enrollment. Extended care available. Financial aid offered.

650-917-6800 ext. 0

DHF Wilderness Camps

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve

Children ages 6-14 can meet the livestock, help with farm chores, explore a wilderness preserve and have fun with crafts, songs and games. Older campers conclude the week with a sleepover at the Farm. Near the intersection of Hwy 85 and Hwy 280

Pacific Art League of Palo Alto

Palo Alto

PAL offers morning and afternoon art camps in cartooning and comics, printmaking, glass fusing, mixed media and acrylic and watercolor painting for children 5-18 years. It is a great place to explore imagination and creativity in a supportive, encouraging and fun environment with a lot of personal attention. Scholarships are available. 227 Forest Avenue


Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC)

Palo Alto

PACCC summer camps offer campers, grades kindergarten to 6th, a wide variety of fun opportunities! K-1 Fun for the youngest campers, Neighborhood Adventure Fun and Ultimate Adventure Fun for the more active and on-the-go campers! New this year: Sports Adventure Camp for those young athletes and Operation Chef for out of this world cooking fun! Swimming twice per week, periodic field trips, special visitors and many engaging camp activities, songs and skits round out the fun offerings of PACCC Summer Camps! Registration is online. Open to campers from all communities! Come join the fun in Palo Alto!


Theatreworks Summer Camps

Palo Alto

In these entertaining camps for grades K-5, students enjoy juggling, clowning, puppetry, playwriting, acting, improvisation, music, and dance - present their own original pieces at the end of each session.

Western Ballet Children’s Summer Camp


Mountain View

Students attend ballet class and rehearsal in preparation for the recital of either Peter Pan or The Little Mermaid at the end of the two week session. Separate Saturday classes are also offered. Ages 4-9. 914 N. Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View

Western Ballet Intermediate Summer Intensive

Mountain View

Students obtain high quality training in ballet, pointe, character, jazz, and modern dance, while learning choreography from the classical ballet Paquita. The students dance in featured roles in a final performance. Ages 9-12. Audition required 914 N. Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View

City of Mountain View Swim Lessons Rengstorff and Eagle Parks

We offer swim lessons for ages 6 months to 14 years. Following the American Red Cross swim lesson program, students are divided into one of the 11 different levels taught by a certified instructor. Rengstorff Park Pool, 201 S Rengstorff Ave and Eagle Park Pool,650 Franklin St.

Club Rec Juniors & Seniors

Foothills Day Camp

Alan Margot’s Tennis Camps


Alan Margot’s Tennis Camps provide an enjoyable way for your child to begin learning the game of tennis or to continue developing existing skills. Our approach is to create lots of fun with positive feedback and reinforcement in a nurturing tennis environment. Building self-esteem and confidence through enjoyment on the tennis court is a wonderful gift a child can keep forever! Super Juniors Camps, ages 3-6; Juniors Camps, ages 6-14.


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Palo Alto

Exciting programs for kindergartners through teens include swimming, field trips, sports and more. Enroll your child in traditional or special focus camps like Surfing, Archery, Animal Adventure, Circus Camp and over 50 others! Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way

Kim Grant Tennis Academy & Summer Camps


Palo Alto Menlo Park/Redwood City

Fun and Specialized junior camps for Mini (3-5), Beginner, Intermediate 1&2, Advanced and Elite Players. Weekly programs designed by Kim Grant to improve players technique, fitness, agility, mental toughness and all around tennis game. Camps in Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Redwood City. Come make new friends and have tons of FUN!!

Nike Tennis Camps


Stanford University

Dick Gould’s 43rd Annual Stanford Tennis School offers day camps for both juniors & adults. Weekly junior overnight & extended day camps run by John Whitlinger & Lele Forood. Junior Day Camp run by Brandon Coupe & Frankie Brennan.

1-800-NIKE-CAMP (645-3226)

Spartans Sports Camp Spartans Sports Camp offers multi-sport, week-long sessions for boys and girls in grades 3-6 as well as sport-specific sessions for grades 6-9. There are also strength and conditioning camps for grades 6-12. Camps begin June 10th and run weekly through August 2nd at Mountain View High School. The camp is run by MVHS coaches and student-athletes and all proceeds benefit the MVHS Athletic Department. Lunch and extended care are available for your convenience. Register today! www.

Spring Down Camp Equestrian Center


Portola Valley

Spring Down Camp teaches basic to advanced horsemanship skills. Ages 6-99 welcome! Daily informative lecture, riding lesson, supervised hands-on ski-ll practice, safety around horses, tacking/untacking of own camp horse, and arts/crafts.

Stanford Water Polo Camps




Palo Alto

What will you discover? Foothills Day and Fun Camps, for youth ages 8-10 and 5-7 respectively, includes canoeing, hiking, animal identification games, crafts, and more- all for less than $5 an hour. Registration begins February 15th for residents. (February 22nd for non-residents.) Hurry, spaces are limited!

Western Ballet Advanced Summer Intensive

Students obtain high quality training in ballet, pointe, character, jazz, and modern dance, while learning choreography from the classical ballet Paquita. The students dance in featured roles in a final performance. Ages 13-23. Audition required. 914 N. Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View

Mountain View

Club Rec Juniors and Seniors is open for youth 6-11 years old. These traditional day camps are filled with fun theme weeks, weekly trips, swimming, games, crafts and more! Monta Loma Elementary School, 490 Thompson Ave.

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Ages 7 and up. New to sport or have experience, we have a camp for you. Half day or Full day option for boys and girls. All the camps offer fundamental skill work, position work, scrimmages and games.


Summer at Saint Francis

Mountain View

Sports & Activity Camp (ages 6-12): This all-sports camp provides group instruction in a variety of field, water and court games. Saint Francis faculty and students staff the camp, and the focus is always on fun. The program is dedicated to teaching teamwork, sportsmanship and positive self-esteem. After camp care and swim lessons available.

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Summer at Saint Francis

Mountain View

Advanced Sports Camps (5th-9th grades): We offer a wide selection of advanced sports camps designed to provide players with the opportunity to improve both their skills and knowledge of a specific sport. Each camp is run by a Head Varsity Coach at Saint Francis, and is staffed by members of the coaching staff.

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Above: A longhorn moth takes a break on a blossom of Tidy Tips, one of many small wildflowers native to Edgewood Park, where volunteers toil year-round in a rear-guard battle against the invasion of non-native grasses. Right: Volunteers assisting in 2011 in repopulating Edgewood Park with the Bay Checkerspot butterfly are led by Stewart Weiss, right, the co-founder and chief scientist of the Creekside Center for Earth Observation in Menlo Park.

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Mateo County Parks Department mows the grasses down before they go to seed. “If we didn’t do that, we wouldn’t have a habitat. It really breaks my heart to see so many grasses here,� Mr. Korbholz says. “Their nutrients are being stolen from them. ... I frankly feel we’re losing the battle. ... I watch these grasses come in and multiply and take over. It’s a sad, sad story, but we keep trying.� The invasive grasses employ windblown pollination and the county can’t mow it all, so in every week of the year, volunteer “weed warriors� are out there trying to assist the survival of dwarf plantain, owl’s clover and the rest, Mr. Korbholz says. The areas of the meadows that are still mostly flowers are fenced off. Well before the volunteers cross that boundary, they brush the soles of their shoes to remove foreign seeds. Within the protected areas there are occasional patches of grass, but that is

native bunch grass, Mr. Korbholz says. The flowers, though small, are plentiful and make a vibrant living carpet, mostly in shades of yellow unless you look closely. Like their larger cousins, these flowers’ common names reflect the enchantment of observers unencumbered by modernity: Ithuriel’s Spear, Farewell to Spring, Tidy Tips, Blue-eyed Grass, Cream Cups and — perhaps exemplifying an emphasis on the truth in the name rather than its beauty — Hog Fennel. The soil in the protected areas is rich in a mineral that the invasive grasses can’t tolerate, but the flowers can, and it shows in the fields of flowers. “This, to me, I mean it doesn’t get any better than this,� Mr. Korbholz says surrounded by flowers. “It’s spectacular. If I were a butterfly, this is where I’d hang out. Unfortunately, I don’t see any.� Will enough caterpillars find enough plantain and owl’s clover leaves to carry them through hibernation this year? We won’t know until next spring.

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Special Events

‘Kite Day’ Menlo Park hosts Kite Day. For $6, participants receive kite, hot dog, drink and chips or an apple. All ages welcome. May 4, noon-3 p.m. Bedwell-Bayfront Park, Marsh Road at Bayfront Expressway, Menlo Park. Call 330-2200. ‘Passport to Tanzania’ Friends of Children Concern Foundation hosts Menlo Park fundraiser for African orphans. Wine- tasting, appetizers, silent and live auctions, African music, and viewing of 50-plus vintage cars. Free parking. April 27, 5-8 p.m. $95 per person. Auto Vino, 205 Constitution Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-969-0217. Community Preparedness Day First Baptist Church of Menlo Park hosts event on how to survive and help others after a disaster. April 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. First Baptist Church Menlo Park, 1100 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-323-8544. Peninsula Volunteers Decorator Show House 2013 Visit one of Woodside’s last great estates, with 20 rooms styled by premier designers. Free parking & shuttle and “Meet the Designer� evenings. May 4-24, Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $35. The Horse Park, 3674 Sand Hill Road, Woodside. Call 650-381-9933.




First Saturday in May 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM WHERE: Corporation Yard at 333 Burgess Drive in Menlo Park DATE:

Saturday, May 4th, 2013 (also held 1st Saturday in November)


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WHAT: Paper shredding of your confidential documents and electronic waste recycling of unwanted electronics FREE for Menlo Park Residents and Businesses! (Please remember to bring a Driver's License, ID, business card or business license for verification of residency.)

Electronics accepted for recycling include televisions, computer monitors, personal computers, DVD players, printers, scanners, radios, video game consoles, and cellular phones. Please note that the following items will not be accepted for recycling: tHousehold Appliances (such as: Fans, Floor Heaters, Vacuum Cleaners) tKitchen Appliances (such as: Dishwashers, Microwaves, Ovens, Stoves) tLarge Appliances (such as: Refrigerators or Freezers) tHousehold Hazardous Waste Paper shredding is done on-site so you can watch your documents being destroyed. Limit of 3 standard size banker boxes (10�x12�x�15�) for destruction per vehicle (paper clips/staples are ok). For more information, please call the City of Menlo Park Environmental Program at 650-330-6720 or email 24NThe AlmanacNTheAlmanacOnline.comN April 24, 2013

‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ Portola Valley Library presents docent lecture and slideshow, “Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis.� April 30, 10-11 a.m. Free. Hanson Hall at The Sequoias, 501 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. John Gerzema discusses “The Athena Doctrine: How Women (and the Men Who Think Like Them) Will Rule the Future.� Register online. April 25, 5-8:30 p.m. $60. Quadrus Conference Center, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Call 415-883-1007. Cecile Andrews discusses her book, “Living-Room Revolution: A Handbook for

Conversation, Community and the Common Good.� April 30, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 324-4321.


Verdi’s ‘Il Trovatore’ Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Il Trovatore� will be performed. April 28, 2-5:15 p.m. $22-$42. Fox Theater, 2223 Broadway, Redwood City. ‘Master Sinfonia’ Chamber Orchestra Concert David Ramadanoff and MSCO perform Weber’s “Overture to Der Freischutz,� Bruch’s “Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor,� and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, “Rhenish.� May 4, 8 p.m. $16-$20; Youth under 18, free. Valley Presbyterian Church, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Menlo Park Chorus performs spring concert, ranging from Broadway ballads and film tunes to traditional spirituals. April 26, 7:30-9 p.m. $12-$15; children under 12, free. Trinity Episcopal Church, 330 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. Call 510-504-4784.

Kids & Families

Art Discovery Series for children age 7-11 Kids discover how to draw wildlife, make collages, and draw flowers in garden. April 27, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fee per class: $25 members; $30 non-members. Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Call 650-3648300 . Western Ballet presents ‘Coppelia’ Students from Western Ballet give a miniperformance. For ages 4 and up. April 29, 7-8 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422.

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Latin Rhythms with the Tumbao Quintet has leader Paul VornHagen on sax/flute, Carlos Caro on congas, Murray Low on keyboard and Robb Fisher on bass. April 27, 3-4 p.m. Woodside Independence Hall, 2955 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 851-0147. Rosener House Adult Day Services hosts an open house to show what a typical day at Rosener House is like. May 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Peninsula Volunteers Rosener House Adult Day Services, 500 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Call 322-0126.

Elsa Roscoe, longtime Portola Valley resident A memorial service will be husband, John Roscoe, a coloheld at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, nel in the U.S. Marine Corps, at Ladera Community Church, for almost 40 years. He died in 3300 Alpine Road in Portola 2007. Valley, for Elsa Roscoe who died After a 40-year career with Feb. 18. She was 92. Eastman Kodak, Ms. Born in Cleveland of Roscoe retired but conparents who emigrated tinued her active life. from Germany, Ms. She was a follower of Roscoe was a graduate the Explorers Club and of Ohio University and through Earthwatch held a master’s degree went on archaeological in economics from the digs to French Polynesia University of Rochesand New Mexico. She Elsa Roscoe ter. trekked in Nepal, travShe married three eled through Pakistan, times and outlived three hus- Burma, Greenland and visited bands. Her first husband, Bob China. Her interest in health Jobe, whom she married in 1943, and nutrition, which she pracwas killed in 1945 during World ticed throughout her life, led War II. She met her second hus- her to take classes in yoga and band, Raymond Spafford, while participate in a Stanford Study at the University of Rochester on Aging. and married him in 1953. She is survived by many Both employees of Eastman friends and neighbors, niece Kodak, the couple moved to Peggy Spafford Golfin, nephew California in 1953 due to a job Gene Spafford and their chiltransfer with Kodak to Palo dren, and stepdaughters Chellie Alto. They fell in love with Por- and Marilynne Roscoe. tola Valley and became some of Donations may be made to the earliest residents of Alpine Peninsula Open Space Trust, Hills, where they designed and 222 High St., Palo Alto, CA built their dream house. Mr. 94301; ( Spafford died of cancer in 1967. Donation notation: “In memory Elsa was married to her third of Elsa Roscoe.�


So you think being a grandma is a cakewalk? Local writer gives grandparents tips on caring for the ‘fragile relationship’ with adult children By Renee Batti Almanac News Editor


he sun is always shining and the music is sweet when Grandma and her grandchild get together. That’s just the nature of the relationship. But the relationship between a parent and a grandparent of the little darling? That’s often an entirely different question. And it’s the question Menlo Park resident Donne Davis addresses in her recently self-published book, “When Being a Grandma Isn’t So Grand.” The book is “not about having grandkids; it’s all about the relationship with adult children, when you’re a grandmother,” Ms. Davis said recently over coffee in her neighborhood cafe, Plantation. “I’m really interested in the dynamic between moth-

ers and daughters. It’s a fragile relationship — there are so many layers involved.” A retired college recruiter, Ms. Davis learned first-hand how fragile that relationship can be after her daughter had her first child 10 years ago. The first-time grandmother was so enamored of the child, and her new role as a grandmother, that she began a group, the GaGa Sisterhood, “to provide a place where grandmas can bond, brag, and benefit,” she writes in her book. But as time progressed, “reality set in,” she says. She started to feel a strain developing between her and her daughter, and began a journey on “a steep learning curve” to try to understand and resolve the source of increasing conflict. That journey was illuminated in part by stories told by mem-

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Donne Davis is a Menlo Park writer and grandmother of two.

bers of her group, some of whom had stopped attending meetings because their own situations as grandparents with fractured

relationships with their children had become too painful, Ms. Davis writes. The topic became part of the group’s conversation, and in her book, Ms. Davis cites “the three most common challenges” that members identified: not understanding modern parenting techniques; difficult relationships with a grandchild’s parents; and “hurt feelings that result from being unappreciated or left out.” But Ms. Davis knew she couldn’t understand, let alone write about, the subject without looking at the big picture, half of which could be described only by parents. “So I created a survey for moms, with eight questions about the challenges of parenting, their primary sources of conf lict, and advice for grandparents,” she writes.

She devotes a section of the book to the insights she gleaned from the mothers, which, she said, most often centered on their stated need for respect and empathy. Through the years, Ms. Davis has evolved from a generally care-free, ecstatic and involved grandmother — now of two girls — into a sort of Grandma Guru, leading her GaGa Sisterhood, for which she writes a blog, and writing columns for “Parenting on the Peninsula” and the Huffington Post on issues involving grandparenting. Her columns can also be found on, and recently, the sisterhood blog won a 2013 Readers Choice Award. Her book can be purchased at Amazon, and her group’s website is at A

Bringing smoothies to your doorstep By Jane Knoerle Almanac Lifestyles Editor


ou know you’re supposed to eat five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day, but how many of us do? Unless you dine daily at a salad bar, or keep your fridge stocked with a dozen different fruits and vegetables, it’s hard to achieve that goal. Besides, making green smoothies at home is a frightful mess. Husband-and-wife team Faruk Abdullah and Tasneem Manjra hope to solve the dilemma by bringing healthy fruit and veggie-packed smoothies right to your home or workplace. They launched their business, Bushel Whole Blended Juices, on April 1, working from Studio Cake’s commercial kitchen in Menlo Park, where they prepare orders for delivery or on-site blends. All Bushel drinks are whole blended, not juiced or pressed, they say. All edible parts of the fruits and vegetables are blended to order. No stabilizers or preservatives are used. Bushel’s menu now includes four drinks; however, they expect to expand their offerings over time. The 16-ounce smoothies are $7.99 each. Green smoothies are the rage right now as a quick and convenient way to get those required servings of fruits and vegetables. Many fans also use them to lose weight quickly and safely.


The Bushel version of the popular smoothie is call the Green Dream. It contains kale, spinach, lemon, apple, orange, pineapple and a splash of pomegranate juice. It is the equivalent of four servings of fruit and veggies at 100-110 calories. Beets Me contains beets, lemon, cucumber, pineapple and ginger, 2.5 servings of fruit and vegetables, and 90-100 calories. Apple of My Day contains three servings of fruits and vegetables and 370 calories, with kale, apple, banana, vanilla yogurt and vanilla coconut milk as ingredients. Avocado Bliss is avocado and vanilla coconut milk at 280 calories. Bushel offers two options: delivery to their clients via GrubHub and Seamless services, and on-site blending at events and offices in the Bay Area. Delivery is $3 per item, within a five-mile radius, with a minimum of $15. Co-founder Tasneem Manjra is a technology marketing executive and avid food blogger. Faruk Abdullah is a medical device and biotechnology professional. Passionate about healthy living, both “wanted to provide a healthful superfood option that tastes great,” says Ms. Manjra. Visit or call (415) 935-1588 for more information. A

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The Royal Court of kindergarteners are, from left, Tali, Vivian, Jillian, Sebby, Alejandro and Alexander, with parade grand marshal Eucadio Martinez.

Woodside names grand marshal Eucadio Martinez will be grand marshal for this year’s annual May Day parade and carnival to be held Saturday, May 4, in Woodside. Mr. Martinez is the maintenance supervisor at Woodside Elementary School, where he has been employed for the past 13 years. The grand marshal leads the annual parade, followed by the Royal Court from the 20122013 kindergarten class at Woodside Elementary. (The Woodside School PTA sponsors this event.) The parade starts promptly at 10 a.m. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. at the school. The day’s activities begin at 7:30 a.m. with a “Fun Run,” organized by the Woodside Recreation Committee, and an 8 a.m. pancake

breakfast at Woodside Village Church sponsored by the Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley. Following the parade, the third grade will lead the traditional May Pole dance and the Woodside Citizen of the Year award will be presented in the school’s outdoor amphitheater. A barbecue will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the school, to be followed by carnival games and crafts from noon to 3 p.m. For more information call Woodside PTA May Day chair Zainab Khan at 415-215-6881. Tickets for the barbecue and carnival may be purchased in advance at the Woodside Elementary School office, 3195 Woodside Road.

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497 Stockbridge, Atherton

Offered at $4,500,000


nspired by the South Sea islands – with lively colors, sun-swept interiors, and an open and flowing design – this property is the perfect blend of joyful celebration and Zen-like serenity. A bold palette of changing hues throughout the formal and casual living areas lift the spirit, culminating at a tremendous chef’s kitchen at the center of it all. At each end of the main residence, a bedroom suite provides luxurious accommodations highlighted by the master quarters, complete with fireplace and two separate bathrooms. For guests, extended family members, or office space, two well-appointed guest houses provide inviting options beside the pool. The grounds of over one acre are equally alluring with a nod to island living – the sound of water falling into the dark-bottom pool, level stretches of lawn with croquet in mind, and strolling paths of crushed stone that lead to Zen gardens and an enchanting tea house pavilion – all with the utmost in privacy and with vast open space for large gatherings. With its glorious setting, arrangement of living spaces as a private compound, and access to award-winning Las Lomitas schools, this unique property offers opportunity for a variety of lifestyle needs. s One level main residence with 2 bedrooms and 3.5 baths s Guest house with full kitchen and bath s Second guest house with full bath s Approximately 2,960 square feet in main house, 3440 total square feet (per Seller) s Enchanting grounds with tea house, Zen garden, and beautiful pool s Lot size of approximately 1.14 acres (49,585 square feet) s Top-rated Las Lomitas schools (buyer to confirm enrollment) s Convenient to both Menlo Park and Woodside shopping and dining s Easy access to commute routes to Silicon Valley and San Francisco

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354 Albion Avenue, Woodside | Open Sunday 1:30-4:30

Just Listed Offered at $5,395,000

76 Wilburn Avenue, Atherton

Coming Soon

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1 Grove Court, Portola Valley

For Sale

Helen & Brad Miller Coldwell Banker - Woodside

Listed at $6,950,000

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3 Grove Court, Portola Valley

Pending Sale

Listed at $1,995,000

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Atherton $5,395,000 New listing! Enchanting Traditional home w/all the amenities. 1BR/1BA guest hse, pool, spa, sport ct. 5 BR/4.5 BA Hugh Cornish DRE #00912143 650.324.4456

Atherton $5,395,000 Indoor & outdoor pools! At the end of a C-D-S in central Atherton, this beautiful property offers a calm oasis. 4 BR/5 BA Tim Kerns DRE #01800770 650.323.7751

Menlo Park $4,398,000 Brand New! Gated 3,800 SF W Menlo Estate.Gourmet Kit, Fam Rm, Formal LR, Romantic Mstr Ste. 4 BR/3.5 BA Tim Rea/Sam Anagnostou DRE #01355434/00798217 650.323.7751

Woodside $3,495,000 New construction Stunning new home on a level lot of one-half acre in prestigious Woodside. 4 BR/3.5 BA Nathalie de Saint Andrieu DRE #01351482 650.324.4456

Menlo Park $3,495,000 New listing! Rarest of rare! Soaring Ceiling Contemporary + 1BR/1BA apartment + cabana! 2/3 acre! 4 BR/4 full BA + 3 half Steve Bellumori DRE #00494595 650.324.4456

Atherton $3,450,000 Prestigious Lindenwood Picturesque lot. Desirable location. Classic home in pristine condition. Excellent schls. 4 BR/3 BA Janet Dore & John Spiller DRE #00621176/0115577 650.324.4456

Portola Valley $3,375,000 Prime Westridge Location Expansive home, spectacular views, 2.6 acs, co-listed w/Helen Yen. 4 BR/3.5 BA Joe & Ginny Kavanaugh, DRE #00884747, 01351481 650.851.1961

Woodside $2,498,000 Beautifully Remodeled! Extensively and beautifully remodeled home. Breathtaking view of forest and ocean. 4 BR/3.5 BA Lea Nilsson DRE #00699379 650.328.5211

Palo Alto $2,195,000 New Listing! Beautiful Midtown 2-story home on quiet cul-de-sac. Family kitchen. Separate office. 4 BR/4.5 BA Ken Morgan & Arlene Gault DRE #00877457/01242236 650.328.5211

Portola Valley $1,995,000 Historic home fixer opportunity in wonderful cul-de-sac location near to the Town Center. 4 BR/3 BA Helen & Brad Miller DRE #01142061/00917768 650.851.2666

Menlo Park $1,325,000 New listing! Enjoy carefree living in this spacious (approx 2800 SF) ground floor condo. 3 BR/3.5 BA Carol MacCorkle DRE #00548367 650.324.4456

Woodside $1,300,000 Just 2.7 miles west of Skyline Blvd., this home sits on almost 15 acres of redwood forest. 2 BR/2 BA Jean & Chris Isaacson DRE #00542342/01754233 650.851.2666

Redwood City $897,000 Beautifully Updated Home! Beautifully updated home on a quiet, treelined street in the heart of Redwood City. 3 BR/2 BA Colleen Cooley & Kathy Nicosia DRE #01269455/01219308 650.325.6161

Menlo Park $729,800 Charming & Updated On a cul-de-sac, remodeled kit, updated bath, dual paned windows, wood flrs, lg.deck +bonus rm. 2 BR/1 BA Kathie Christie, John Matlock DRE #00809775/00561058 650.851.1961

San Carlos Call For Price Sweeping Views & Privacy! With sweeping views of the San Carlos hills, this spacious home is lovely inside! 4 BR/2.5 BA Rod Creason DRE #01443380 650.325.6161

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995 Fictitious Name Statement PIP PRINTING POSTAL INSTANT PRESS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 254861 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: 1.) PIP Printing, 2.) Postal Instant Press, located at 220 California Dr., Burlingame, CA 94010, San Mateo County; Mailing address: P.O. Box 7023, Burlingame, CA 94011. Registered owner(s): BIANLOU GROUP INC. 220 California Dr. Burlingame, CA 94010 This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on March 12, 2013. (ALM Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013) EPRINTS IMAGING.COM FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 254860 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: ePrints, located at 2915 Ralston Ave., Hillsborough, CA 94010, San Mateo County; Mailing address: P.O Box 7023 Burlingame, CA 94011. Registered owner(s): ePrints Imaging, LLC 2915 Ralston Ave. Hillsborough, CA 94010 California This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. 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 March 12, 2013. (ALM Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013)

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ERIN MAC JEWELRY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 254906 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Erin Mac Jewelry, located at 325 Sharon Park Drive, Suite D6, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): ERIN MACGERAGHTY 325 Sharon Park Drive, Suite D6 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 N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on March 14, 2013. (ALM Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013) ANA’S PARTY STORE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 254921 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Ana’s Party Store, located at 910 Newbridge St., East Palo Alto, CA 94303, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): ANA M. CARRANZA 576 Sacramento St. East Palo Alto, CA 94303 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on March 14, 2013. (ALM Apr. 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2013) ONETAP CONSULTING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 255242 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Onetap Consulting, located at 263 Santa Margarita Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): BYRON CONNELL 263 Santa Margarita Avenue 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 March 29, 2013. (ALM Apr. 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2013)

997 All Other Legals 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 MAY 23, 2013 at 3:30 P.M. at 1520 WILLOW RD., MENLO PARK, CA 94025 the following personal property, household goods, business

property and/or vehicle to wit: #006 Willie James Johnson, aka Willie Johnson, aka WJ-Trash, 10 Bags, Mattress, Spring, Frame, Clothing, Shoes, Bike, Suitcases, Trunks. #15 Ari Matthew Henry Friedland, aka Ari Friedland, aka A. FriedlandRefrigerator, Sofa, Chairs, Erase Board. #209 Cheree Nicole Houghton- aka CH, aka Cheree Houghton-Hobby equipment, Exercise equipment, 40 Boxes, Stand, Television, Mattress/Spring, Night Stand, Clothing,Shoes, Bedroom Furniture, Baby Carrier, Bike, Scooter/ Toys, Vacuum/Carpet Cleaner, Pressure Washer, Big Glass Round Table. #304 Erica Nashell McKnight, aka Erica McKnight, aka E. McKnight, aka E.M.10 Boxes, 12 Bags, Misc. table, Bike, vacuum, Lots of misc, electric scooter. #312 Phillip St. James, aka Phillip D. St. James, aka PSJ.-Industrial equipment, cleaners, shelves, wood, 15 Boxes, 5 Bags, Refrigerator, Lamps, Misc./Chairs, Mattress, Shoes. #391 Kimberle Ann Hartman, aka Kim Hartman, aka KH, aka Kimberle A. Hartman-6 Boxes, 3 Bags, Clothing, Vacuum, 10 Plastic tubs, rugs and art. #430 Michael William Ecoff, aka Michael Ecoff, aka M. Ecoff, aka M.E, aka MWE- 10 Boxes, Chairs, Art, 6 Plastic Tubs. Industrial Equiptment. #434 Gregory Lance Sutton, aka GS, aka Gregory Sutton, aka GS-Clothing, Shoes, Baby Carrier. #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. #518 Sherisse Lynette Reik, aka Sherisse Reik, aka SR, aka SLR, -Ladders, Exercise Equip., 6 Boxes, 5 Bags, Lamps, Night Stand, Suitcases, BBQ, Vacuum, fan.

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Clarence Electric Co.

Residential Specialist Troubleshooting Experts Sr/Mil Disc/CC accept Live Response!


General CleanuGardening PrunTrimming New LawnSprinkler Systems

 Planting (650) 969-9894 Cherish Your Garden

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

715 Cleaning Services

Since 1985

Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garden Service

(650) 321-1600

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


Leo Garcia Landscape/ Maintenance Lawn and irrig. install, clean-ups. Res. and comml. maint. Free Est. Lic. 823699. 650/369-1477.

" $compan%852075

710 Carpentry

Call 650-690-7995

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

& GARDEN Cejaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s HOME LANDSCAPE

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650.814.1577  650.455.0062 J. Garcia Garden Maintenance Service Free est. 20 years exp. (650)366-4301 or (650)346-6781

J. L. GARDENING SERVICE %   % "$$# %" %  ! 25 Years of Exp.



www.JLGARDENING.COM 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

To place a Classified ad in The Almanac call 326-8216 or online at

741 Flooring/Carpeting

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757 Handyman/ Repairs ABLE


30 Years Experience 650.529.1662 650.483.4227

CompleteomeRepair Maintenanc  emodelin ProfessionalPainting Carpentr Plumbing   CustomCabineDesig Deckence AnMuchMore

759 Hauling J & G HAULING SERVICE Misc. junk, office, garage, furniture, mattresses, green waste yard debri and more... Lic. &Ins. FREE estimates. 650-743-8852 (see my Yelp reviews)

767 Movers 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

771 Painting/ Wallpaper

SOLID ROCK PAVING Service your driveway now!

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

790 Roofing Al Peterson Roofing since 1946

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Real Estate 801 Apartments/ Condos/Studios Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1525 Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1650 MP: 2BR Apartment with lrg private landscaped garden. $2495 650-961-1475 Palo Alto - $5000

803 Duplex Mountain View , 3 BR/1 BA - $2300

805 Homes for Rent Furnished Home In Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $4900/m Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA - $5,200.00 Palo Alto, 4 BR/2 BA - $4900. mon Palo Alto..channing Av, 4 BR/2 BA $4900. mon Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $4,000.00 Redwood City/emerald Hills - $4700

809 Shared Housing/ Rooms ALL AREAS - ROOMMATES.COM Browse hundreds of online listings with photos and maps. Find your roommate with a click of the mouse! Visit: http:// (AAN CAN) PA: Furn. Room Quiet house, Midtown. Bike to Stanford. Share bath w/1. Laundry, lite kit. Avail. 4/15. $695 mo. 650/326-3424 Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $1075

815 Rentals Wanted

Glen Hodges Painting Call me first! Senior discount. 45 yrs. #351738. 650/322-8325

SEEKING: Guest House

H.D.A. Painting and Drywall Interior/exterior painting, drywall installed. Mud, tape, all textures. Free est. 650/207-7703

825 Homes/Condos for Sale

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

Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA - $1099000

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


Teacher Looking for Quiet Unit

Los Altos - $799000 Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $899000 Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $599000 Sunnyvale, 3 BR/2 BA - $599999 Woodside, 3 BR/2 BA - $1099000

830 Commercial/ Income Property MV: Retail Space For Lease 820 E. El Camino. 1900 +/- sf. Suitable for restaurant. Call Cyrus, for additional info, 408/829-5951

850 Acreage/Lots/ Storage AMERICA'S BEST BUY! 20 acres-only $99/month! $0 down, no credit checks, MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Owner financing. West Texas beautiful Mountain Views! Free color brochure. 1-800-755-8953 (AAN CAN)


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Coldwell Banker ATHERTON

TOM LEMIEUX 650.329.6645 DRE #01066910


54 TUSCALOOSA $7,990,000 Custom estate home built by Colin Whiteside in 2003. 5 bedrooms, each with en suite bath.Two levels serviced by elevator, solar-heated pool & spa.

HELEN & BRAD MILLER 650.400.3426 DRE #01142061/00917768


HELEN & BRAD MILLER 650.400.3426 DRE #01142061/00917768




1 GROVE CT $6,950,000 MARGOT LOCKWOOD ERIKA DEMMA 3BD/3.5BA Visually stunning modern home with 650.400.2528/740.2970 floor to ceiling windows atop quiet 1.59 ac knoll DRE #01017519/01230766 near center of town w/spectacular views.

2 BRIDLE LN $5,495,000 4BD/3.5BA Stunning and spacious 4940 sf contemp. home located on 3.78 level ac in Central Woodside. Enjoy views at the beautiful pool & garden area.




354 ALBION AVE $5,395,000 497 STOCKBRIDGE AVE $4,500,000 BONNIE BIORN Gracious living in 5BR/5.5BA home on 1.41 ac in prime Fabulous property on 1.14 ac. 2 spacious guest 650.888.0846 location around corner from town center shopping, houses. Enchanting Japanese Tea House completes DRE #01085834 restaurants & the acclaimed Woodside School. the serene landscaping. Sparkling pool & waterfall.



JOE & GINNY KAVANAUGH 650.400.8076 DRE #00884747, 01351481


151 CERVANTES ROAD $4,000,000 Expansive and private 3BR/3.5BA residence on 3+ acres in Westridge. Grand open floor plan, tennis ct, & landscaped grounds.



NATHALIE 128 GLENWOOD $3,495,000 DE SAINT ANDRIEU Stunning new construction. 4BR/3.5BA home on a 650.566.5298 level lot of one-half acre in prestigious Woodside, within walking distance to town. DRE #01351482

STEVE BELLUMORI 650.752.0826 DRE #00494595



HELEN & BRAD MILLER 650.400.3426

2 FREDRICK CT $3,495,000 New listing! Rarest of rare! Stunning Soaring Ceiling Mid-Century Contemporary+1BR/1BA apartment + lovely Cabana/Exercise Room all on a 2/3 acre lot! DRE #01142061/00917768


$1,485,000 VALERIE TRENTER 234 SWETT ROAD $1,449,000 BARRY WILLBANKS 3564 ALTAMONT WY Remarkable home with grand views from both levUpd 3 level home on 1.8 ac, LR & DR w/expansive 650.888.6930 650.465.0011 views, big master w/fplc, lux bath & closet, wonderful FR els, including deck & huge patio. 4BR/3BA, gleaming DRE #01367578 DRE #00767861 HW floors, granite counters, outstanding FR, more! opens to big deck w/hot tub & privacy. ATHERTON | COMING SOON


KIM HANSEN 415.806.8230 DRE #01927728


351 WALSH RD PRICE UPON REQUEST CHRIS MCDONNELL KELLY GRIGGS Stunning new estate currently under construction. 650.207.2500 3 levels and over 14,000SF. Guest house, pool & 650.464.1965 DRE #01085834 private 1 acre lot. Completion date Spring of 2013. DRE #00870468/01812313 BONNIE BIORN 650.888.0846

3 GROVE CT $1,995,000 4BD/3BA Historic home fixer opportunity in wonderful cul-de-sac location near the Town Center & hiking on Windy Hill. Aprx. 3,660 sf home on 1.25 ac.

1991 FERNSIDE ST PRICE UPON REQUEST Wonderful location! 1770 SF home with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths with family room on a 7300 SF lot. New paint and carpet. Offers endless possibilities.

4202 JEFFERSON AVE $1,200,000 Exceptional opportunity on 1/2 ac. Contemporary home in a garden setting. 3+BD/2BA, fruit trees and two 2-car garages. SAN CARLOS | NEW LISTING!

ROD CREASON 650.255.2977 DRE #01443380

381 DARTMOUTH AV CALL FOR PRICE With sweeping views of the San Carlos hills and plenty of privacy, this spacious 4 bed/2.5 bath home is ready to move in! Your dream home awaits you! | ©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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