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Decorator Show House opens By Jane Knoerle Almanac Lifestyles Editor


eninsula Volunteers are putting on their first Decorator Show House in 40 years and the first show house locally in almost 10 years. Nancy Greenbach of Atherton is chairman of the show, which opens Saturday, May 4, and continues to Friday, May 24. in Woodside. As a delegate to a recent national convention, Ms. Greenbach kept hearing that “everybody was doing show houses.” Returning home, Ms. Greenbach convinced fellow members that a show house would be a fitting way to mark the Peninsula Volunteers’ 65th anniversary as a pioneer in senior services. The Peninsula Decorator Show House is a “California Monterey Colonial,” built in 1938 and updated some 20 years ago. It is situated on 21 acres that include

gardens and stables. The land was originally part of a Spanish land grant given to Simon Mezes by the widow of Luis Arguello, an early governor of California. Mr. Mezes assisted in verifying her land grant claim through the U.S. Supreme Court. The Show House features 20 rooms styled by Bay Area designers. It is special for Woodside because of its size, around 11,000 square feet, according to Thalia Lubin of the Woodside History Committee. The largest house that can currently be built in Woodside is 6,000 square feet, with a maximum variance to 8,000 feet. Special events at the mansion will include meet-the-designer evenings to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. each Thursday evening in the gardens, with wine and hors d’oeuvres. Local designers that will be exhibiting in the house

include Miller Design of Woodside, By the Bay Design, Morgan Design Group, Coldiron Interiors, and RHI Interior Design, all of Menlo Park. Flegel’s of Menlo Park will be doing a patio design. Designer Chair is Jill Jerrehian. Plein air painters will be setting up their easels in the gardens and musical groups, including, Barbershoppers, will entertain. The Show House will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, May 4 to 24 (closed Mondays). General admission is $35. Designer evenings on Thursday are $50. Reservations are required. Complimentary shuttles are available as is parking at The Horse Park at Woodside, 3674 Sand Hill Road. The event is limited to adults and children ages 12 and up. Visit or call 381-9933 for tickets and information. A

The Peninsula’s first Decorator Show House in nearly a decade will open May 4 in Woodside.

Singer Daryl Hall at Portola Valley LymeAid benefit The Bay Area Lyme Foundation will host its first LymeAid benefit concert, featuring singer and guitarist Daryl Hall, from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at a private home in Portola Valley. The benefit will include a cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, and live auction before the performance by Mr. Hall, who is, himself, battling the effects of Lyme disease. Tickets for individual seats are $1,000. “Our mission at Bay Area Lyme Foundation is to accelerate medical breakthroughs that will make Lyme disease easy to diagnose and simple to cure, “ says Ana Thompson, executive director at Bay Area Lyme Foundation. Although Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the United States, the search for solutions is underfunded, receiving only $1 per patient for every $910 spent on West Nile disease, according to Ms. Thompson. While Lyme disease can usually be treated with antibiotics if caught early, it is often misdiagnosed, leading to a much more debilitating illness, she said. Go to or call 530-2439 for more information

Filoli flower show Childhood stories will magi-

cally come to life in “Petal Tales, Once Upon a Time,” Filoli’s 25th anniversary flower show, to be held Mother’s Day weekend, May 9 through 12, at the historic Woodside estate. The show’s theme — interpreting children’s storybooks with flowers — will be reflected through flower arrangements, plant collections, table settings, children’s exhibits and garden landscapes. The four days of festivities will include Mother’s Day teas, champagne brunches, boxed lunches, flower-arranging demonstrations, and musical performances. The flower show begins with an opening night reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 9. In keeping with the theme and 25th anniversary, Mrs. Roth’s son, William, and twin daughters, Lurline Coonan and Berenice Spalding, will be guests. Visitors will be able to meet designers, while viewing their exhibits, and stroll through the gardens at dusk. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and champagne will be served. Tickets are $75 for members and $85 for others. The traditional Mother’s Day champagne buffet brunch is scheduled for Sunday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m.


The last day to purchase brunch tickets is Monday, May 6. Go to or call 3648300, ext. 508, for more information.

Open studios Six Peninsula artists — Alice Weil, Jean Prophet, Julia Munger Seelos, Lynn Montoya, Kim Holl and Frances Freyberg — will exhibit paintings, jewelery, pottery, textiles and fine art photography in Menlo Park during Silicon Valley Open Studios. The free event will take place the weekend of May 4-5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 856 Partridge Ave. in Menlo Park. The event is part of the 27th Silicon Valley Open Studios, where hundreds of local artists open their studios to the public during the first three weekends in May. The artists will donate artwork to a raffle to benefit Mission Hospice & Home Care. In addition, photographer Frances Freyburg will donate net proceeds for her weekend sales to Mission Hospice to support patients who cannot afford care.

Rosener Center Classes and informational ses-

sions with the social work staff will be part of the open house at Rosener House Adult Day Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Guests are invited to join the drum circle with music therapist Chance Selinger at 10:30 a.m. Rosener House is celebrating 35 years of care for adults with challenges, include poststroke, Parkinson’s, mild cognitive impairment or dementia. It is located at 500 Arbor Road in Menlo Park. Call 322-1026 for more information.

Woodside Store day The San Mateo Historical Association invites the public to a free day at the historic Woodside Store, corner of Tripp Road and Kings Mountain Road in Woodside, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Children will enjoy cutting a log with a two-man saw, cleaving shingles with a mallet, competing in a seed-spitting contest, making dolls and other activities. Visit or call 299-0104 for more information.

Wingding family fest The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and the Santa Clara Audubon Society

are holding a celebration of birds and spring from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve, one mile south of the junction of Skyline Blvd. and Page Mill Road. Events will include bird walks, visits from the live birds of rescue organizations, bird-themed hands-on science stations, arts and crafts, and displays. Visitors should bring a “no garbage” lunch. Drinking water will be available. No advance registration is required.

Home Buying 101 The San Mateo County Association of Realtors will present “Home Buying 101: everything you ever wanted to know about buying a home but were afraid to ask,” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the Oak Room at the San Mateo Public Library, 55 West 3rd Ave. in San Mateo. Go to to register for the free workshop.

Host family sought The Rotary Club of Menlo Park seeks a host family for a 17-yearold female student from Brazil who will be attending MenloAtherton High School from midAugust through December. If you are interested, contact Mark Flegel at 326-9661 or

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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

For more information about these camps, see our online directory of camps at To advertise in a weekly directory, contact 650-326-8210 YMCA of Silicon Valley

Academics 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


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)


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:


Stanford EXPLORE Careers in Medicine and Science Series


Are you a high school or college student interested in science, medicine or healthcare but unsure what degrees or careers are available? Stanford Explore has the answers! Email:

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


Arts, Culture, Other Camps Busy Bees & Astro Kids Summer Adventure Camps

Mountain View

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 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! 650-493-2361

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

Western Ballet Advanced 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 13-23. Audition required. 914 N. Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View


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Palo Alto Menlo Park/Sunnyvale

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

Alan Margot’s Tennis Camps


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.

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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City of Mountain View Recreation Division

Mountain View

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

City of Mountain View Swim Lessons Rengstorff and Eagle Parks

Mountain View

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.

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

iD Teen Academies Gaming, Programming & Visual Arts

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.


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


Club Rec Juniors & Seniors

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.

Foothills Day Camp

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!



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



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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Raising mental health awareness By Renee Batti Almanac News Editor


isa Pamphilon of Menlo Park is a mental health advocate, human rights activist, and mother. It is her goal today, she says, to help create a better understanding of conditions that affect the mental health of our families, friends, and community at large so that those in need of support and services can get the help they need. To that end, in 2012 she founded Turning Point, a mental health advocacy group, and the Mental Health Awareness Project. And on Saturday, May 11, that project’s inaugural event will take place in Menlo Park, with Chip Huggins, CEO of Caminar for Mental Health, delivering the keynote speech and participating in a panel discussion. Sponsored by Turning Point, with co-sponsorship by the Menlo Park Library, the event is set from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers at 701 Laurel St. in the Civic Center. The theme is “Being

an Advocate and an Ally,” and the discussion and informat ion on offer “will provide people with tools and Lisa Pamphilon informat ion they need to assist and advocate for friends and family members suffering with mental health conditions,” Ms. Pamphilon said in a press release. The event is free. There will be more than 20 resource tables staffed by representatives from area mental health and mental health-related organizations, said Ms. Pamphilon, who is chairing the event. Co-chair is Roberta Roth, outreach librarian of the Menlo Park Library. Mr. Huggins is well-known on the Peninsula for his work in leadership roles with organizations including the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, the Peninsula Community Foundation, and the Easter Seals Society. The head of Caminar for Mental Health, a nonprofit that provides support services for people with mental health and other disabilities, Mr. Huggins will address the stigmatization and societal shift in perspective of mental health conditions. Others scheduled to partici-

pate in a panel discussion after the keynote speech are: Dr. Gary Tsai, resident psychiatrist for the San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services; and Mary Cortani, an Army veteran who founded the nonprofit Operation Freedom Paws to match dogs with veterans suffering from posttraumatic stress disorders and other disabilities. There will be a question-andanswer session after the panel discussion. Live music and a poetry reading are part of the agenda, and there will be a display of 1,000 origami paper cranes. The display, called “Origami Skye,” is a project launched by Turning Point and the Mental Health Awareness Project with Lisa Otsuka and her psychology students at Menlo-Atherton High School, Ms. Pamphilon said. “Origami Skye symbolizes a long and healthy life,” Ms. Pamphilon said in the press release. “Rather than stigmatize those with mental health conditions we can prolong their life and well-being in a positive way. The cranes are a symbol of hope.” Go to for more information about the event, Turning Point, and the Mental Health Awareness Project. A

Riley’s Place in Woodside plans benefit By Kate Daly

Special to the Almanac


ay and June are turning out to be big months for Riley’s Place, a nonprofit that provides children in need with opportunities to interact with animals at its Woodside location, local hospitals, homeless shelters and events. On May 11 the organization will celebrate its fourth anniversary with a benefit dinner and concert, and will launch a capital campaign to help cover expansion plans. That same month the Woodside Town Council is scheduled to meet and present a proclamation naming June 1 as Riley’s Place Day in Woodside. That day the Woodside Fire Protection District will be staging a “Fill the Helmet” fundraiser for Riley’s Place at the intersection of Woodside and Canada roads. “We are currently serving about 1,300 children per year, and our programs have flourished beyond our wildest dreams,” said Riley’s Place cofounder and executive director Wendy Mattes. “We are now running two program visits per

day, with many more requests, and will need more room to add more animals in order to serve more children.” For now, three miniature horses, two Nigerian goats, four chickens, three rabbits, two guinea pigs and two cats reside at Riley’s Place, which is located in the back of the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy at 880 Runnymede Road in Woodside.

The program gives children in need an opportunity to interact with animals.

NCEFT offers therapy on horseback for many of the disabled children who visit Riley’s each week. Trained therapy dogs visit from time to time, and some 4-H sheep make guest appearances when the animals make regular road trips to Ronald McDonald House, for example, to connect with chil-

dren who are too fragile to travel to Woodside. Riley’s Place is named after Riley Church, a teenager who took riding lessons from Ms. Mattes until succumbing to a brain tumor. Toward the end, when friends brought a horse right into Riley’s home for a visit, the experience brought such comfort it inspired the program. A new addition to the program is adult participation. The Alzheimer’s Social Club came out to Riley’s Place recently, and is planning to return on a monthly basis. “They loved the animals, and the animals loved them,” Ms. Mattes said. Another new addition is Riley’s partnership with Webb Ranch in Portola Valley. Together they are offering free therapeutic horseback riding lessons at the ranch “with the goal of improving confidence, self-esteem, balance, coordination, communication skills, and having fun,” Ms. Mattes said. One of the boys she met at Ronald McDonald House rides at Webb when he can. Stephen

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING ON SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT This is to notify you that an application for a Site Development Permit, File X9H-649, has been submitted for review by the Planning Commission of the Town of Portola Valley. This proposal requests Planning Commission approval of approximately 2,101 cubic yards of earthwork in association with new residential construction. The property is owned by Ed & Julie Divita located at 117 Pinon Drive and is identified as APN: 077-060-270. Planning Commission public hearing has been scheduled to review this application on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, Historic School House, Portola Valley, CA. Public Hearings provide the general public and interested parties an opportunity to provide testimony on these items. If you challenge a proposed action(s) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at a Public Hearing(s) described above, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to, the Public Hearing(s). Information pertaining to the proposal may be viewed at Town Hall Building & Planning Department, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. All interested persons are invited to appear before the Planning Commission to be heard at the time and place herein above mentioned. Dated:

April 26, 2013 Carol Borck Assistant Planner

TOWN OF PORTOLA VALLEY NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING OF THE TOWN COUNCIL REGARDING AN AMENDMENT TO CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT X7D-30 FOR THE WOODSIDE PRIORY SCHOOL AND ADOPTION OF THE INITIAL STUDY/ MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Town Council of the Town of Portola Valley will hold a public hearing regarding an Amendment to Conditional Use Permit X7D-30 consisting of a parcel merger and expansion of athletic facilities with new track and artificial turf infill at 302 Portola Road and the adoption of the Initial Study/Mitigation Negative Declaration, specifically regarding only whether the proposed use of artificial turf will be in harmony with the general purpose and intent of the General Plan. Materials related to this matter are available for viewing on the Town website at, and a copy is available between 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Portola Valley Town Hall, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley, California. Comments may be submitted in writing prior to the Town Council meeting or presented at the meeting. All interested persons are invited to appear before the Town Council at the time and place herein above mentioned. Public Hearings provide the general public and interested parties an opportunity to provide testimony on these items. If you challenge a proposed action(s) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at a Public Hearing(s) described above, or in written correspondence delivered to the Town Council at, or prior to, the Public Hearing(s). Sharon Hanlon Portola Valley Town Clerk Dated: April 25, 2013

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The Architectural and Site Review Board reviews and makes recommendations to the Planning Director on residential, site design and commercial applications. Meetings are held on the ďŹ rst and third Monday of each month, 4:30 p.m. Appointment is for an unexpired term through February 2015. Interested residents may request information and applications Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-12 noon and 1-5:00 p.m. at the Town Clerk’s OfďŹ ce, 2955 Woodside Road, by telephone at (650) 851-6790, or through the Town’s web site at Deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 5:00 p.m.

The 91st Annual Woodside May Day Parade and Carnival is sponsored by the Woodside School PTA. Check-in for the parade begins at 9 a.m. at Woodside School. The parade is led by the grand marshal and followed by the kindergarten royal court. May 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Woodside Elementary School, 3195 Woodside Road , Woodside. ‘Kite Day’ The city of Menlo Park Community Services Department will be hosting its annual Kite Day. For $6, participants will receive a kite, hot dog, drink and chips or an apple. All ages are welcome. May 4, 12-3 p.m. Free to attend, $6 for kite deal. BedwellBayfront Park, Marsh Road at Bayfront Expressway, Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2200. Menlo-Atherton Big Bear Run Professionally timed 5k course with track finish. Awards for all age groups. Children welcome. No dogs or bikes. Register at May 5, 9 a.m. Online reg. $18-$28. M-A High, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Call 650-207-8869.

Talks/Authors ‘Recent Human Evolution As Revealed by Neanderthals’ Advances in DNA sequencing have made possible learning the complete genome sequence of Neanderthals. Dr. Ed Green of UCSC will dis-


cuss contrasting their genome with humans’ to discover what evolutionary changes have happened in humans’ recent past. Parking directions: Parking directions: U1dido. May 11, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. SRI International, International Building, Menlo Park ‘The Art of the Novel’: Novelists Discuss Writing and Selling David Henry Sterry, Alice LaPlante, and Sherril Jaffe discuss how to write and sell a novel. At the end of the presentation, three writers will be randomly chosen to get 90 seconds to present their pitch/query, which the panelists will then critique. May 5, 2 p.m. Free. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. Jill McCorkle: ‘Life After Life’ “Life After Life� is about the capacity for selfdiscovery at any age. May 8, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. John J. Geoghegan discusses his new book, “Operation Storm: Japan’s Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II.� May 2, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Lee Smolin will discuss his new book, “Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe.� May 10, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Mary Roach: ‘GULP: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal’ Kepler’s hosts Mary Roach to talk about her new book. Wine and cheese will also be served. May 6, 7:30 p.m. $10. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. Author Aimee Molloy tells the story of Molly Melching, an American woman whose experience as an exchange student in Senegal led her to found international nonprofit Tostan and dedicate almost four decades

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948-2696 1067 N. San Antonio Road

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Schneider, 12, comes in from Vacaville for regular checkups after having a heart transplant at Stanford. Ms. Mattes said she was deeply touched by a note he wrote about enjoying all the animals. He signed it: “Thank you, from the bottom of my new heart, Stephen.� He will be speaking at a Riley’s Place fundraiser, to be held at the

Thaiphoon 323-7700 543 Emerson Ave, Palo Alto

Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto on May 11 from 5 to 9 p.m. Comedian Jim Giovanni, aka Buck Butane, will emcee. Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito will return to the event to perform Italian, Neapolitan, American and Spanish songs with his band. Tickets for the benefit dinner and concert are $125 each. Visit or call (650) 703-5199 for more information. A




INDIAN 462-5903 369 Lytton Ave.

Et Alia ‘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,� with Florin Parvulescu, soloist, and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, “Rhenish.� Reception after the concert. May 4, 8 p.m. $16-$20; Youth under 18 are free. Valley Presbyterian Church, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley. ‘Media, Technology and Early Childhood’ Talk by Holly Pederson on how television, videos, computers and smart phones may affect young children. May 2, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www. Mercado Global will host a benefit to celebrate its “Educate to Empower Campaign,� which is helping indigenous Guatemalan women earn an income and send their children to school. RSVP online or via email. May 2, 6-8 p.m. Free. Allied Arts Center, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Esther Baran Artwork gallery hosts a spring art show, where attendees can purchase watercolors, color etchings, cards, calendars and jewelry. Proceeds benefit the Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness. Visit with the artist 1-3 p.m. May 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Esther Baran Artwork, Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Call 650752-6768.

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of her life to the girls and women of Africa. Melching will discuss Molloy’s book, written about her, “However Long the Night.� May 7, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.

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128 Elm Street, Menlo Park Open Saturday and Sunday, 1- 5

Adorable Cottage Style Home in The Willows of Menlo Park! Beautiful Three Bedroom, Two Bath home, Just 9 years old! Located down a private driveway in a lush setting surrounded by mature oak trees. Light and bright home has vaulted ceilings and skylights. This home features a gourmet kitchen with granite counters, gas range and high end cabinetry. Master bedroom suite features sliding french doors to the back patio garden. Hardwood flooring throughout the main living areas and carpetinng in the bedrooms. Separate dining area off kitchen and living room. Gas Fireplace adds ambiance to the living room area. Great location, close to downtown Palo Alto and convenient to cafe’s, shops, stores and day spa on Gilbert. Excellent Menlo Park Schools. 1,110 square feet of living space 3,350 square foot lot

Offered at $1,050,000

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Woodside $5,995,000 European Villa Elegant one level home built in 2008 on 3 acres. Stunning views, infinity pool & gardens. 3 BR/3 full BA + 2 half Scott Dancer DRE #00868362 650.851.2666

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

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 $4,500,000 Fabulous 1.14 ac property 2 spacious guest houses. Enchanting Japanese Tea House completes the serene landscaping. / Bonnie Biorn DRE #01085834 650.324.4456

Menlo Park $4,450,000 Menlo Park schools Sophisticated Craftsman built in 2007. 3 levels w/ tall ceilings,hrdwd flrs, gourmet kitc. 6 BR/5 BA Tom LeMieux DRE #01066910 650.323.7751

Portola Valley $2,095,000 Tranquil country ambiance, Spacious remodeled high-end kit, formal DR, MBR suite w/fireplace, studio/office. 3BR/2BA Dean Asborno DRE #01274816 650.851.1961

Atherton $3,100,000 New price! Prestigious Lindenwood. Classic home in pristine condition. Excellent schools. 4 BR/3 BA Janet Dore & John Spiller DRE #00621176/01155772 650.324.4456

Menlo Park $2,299,000 Spacious tastefully renovated home in University Heights, Menlo Park. Las Lomitas schools. 3 BR/2 BA DiPali Shah DRE #01249165 650.325.6161

Palo Alto $2,195,000 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

Woodside $2,195,000 3 Acre Estate Bay vws, pool, & well maintained contemporary hme. Lots of useable ground, room for horse. 4 BR/2.5 BA Scott Dancer DRE #00868362 650.851.2666

Redwood City $1,695,000 Immaculately Remodeled Craftsman Home,gourmet kit. w/top of the line cabinetry. Luxurious Master BA,hardwood flrs 4 BR/2 full BA + 2 half bath Susan Furstman 650.851.1961

Menlo Park $1,500,000 Shown By Appointment Rare, one-level unit overlooking 14th fairway of Sharon Heights golf course. 3 BR/2 BA Deanna Tarr DRE #00585398 650.324.4456

Woodside $1,200,000 Exceptional opportunity Contemporary home on a 1/2 acre, garden setting. Fruit trees and two 2-car garages. 3+ BR/2 BA Kim Hansen DRE #01927728 650.324.4456

Menlo Park $1,150,000 Remodeled home on excellent tree-lined street. MP Schools. Family room. Chef ’s kitchen. 4 BR/2 BA Louise Dedera DRE #00409938 650.325.6161

San Carlos $998,000 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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63 Linden Avenue, Atherton A picturesque lot is the setting for this 4 bedroom, 3 bath classic one-level home in pristine condition. The meticulously manicured grounds with vast stretches of lawn and mature trees and shrubs provide an elegant and graceful introduction. Inside, the fresh ďŹ nishes, neutral color palette, and traditional appointments of generous crown moldings and recessed lighting create an inviting ambiance ready to enjoy. The inviting living room and dining room are within easy reach of the renovated kitchen. Lustrous wood oors, skylight, sunny pool area, and a private barbecue area in a grove of redwood trees, enhance the atmosphere for lavish entertaining. Completing the appeal of this impressive home is its desirable location in prestigious Lindenwood. A special community where the lots are private and wooded, and architectural gems are hidden behind lush shrubbery. Convenient to excellent schools and thoroughfares linking the entire Bay Area.

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292 Oak Grove Ave. | Atherton| CA | 94027 • 5 bedrooms • 3.5 bathrooms • 3,560 + _ sf house • 43,968 + _ sf lot • pool & recreation cottage

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Welcome to this beautiful California rancher in sought-after Lindenwood. Set on a sprawling one acre lot, this beautiful home has been updated yet still has room for expansion. The floor plan and large-scale windows maximize views of the lush landscape, incorporating the outdoor environment into the interior space. This home is ideally located so top-rated schools, parks, restaurants and shops are just a short walk or bike ride away. Call now to schedule your visit.

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1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement 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.

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 17th day of April 2013 Nor Cal Storage Auctions, Inc. State License Bond #7900390179 (916) 604-9695 Dates Published 1st PUBLICATION APRIL 24, 2013 and 2nd PUBLICATION MAY 1, 2013 By: Renee Moya__________________ Agent for Owner ALM STATE OF MAINE CUMBERLAND COUNTY PROBATE COURT DOCKET NO. 2012-1551 ORDER FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION IN RE: Estate of Mildred A. Lothrop This notice is directed to Laurie Litke, whereabouts unknown, who is believed to have an interest in this Application for Informal Probate of Will or Appointment of Personal Representative Under a Will or Both. This cause came to be heard on a Motion for Service by Publication by Petitioner, Linwood Lothrop, by and through his counsel, Victoria Powers, Esquire, Toole and Powers, P.A., 75 Market Street, Suite 301, Portland, ME 04101. The Application to be served seeks appointment of Linwood Lothrop as Personal Representative of the Estate of Mildred Lothrop, who died on September 28, 2012.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO Case No.: CIV520671 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: JOSEPH MATHEW YAFFEE filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: JOSEPH MATHEW YAFFEE aka JOSEPH M. YAFFE to JOSEPH MATHEW YAFFE. 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: June 7, 2013, 9:00 a.m., Dept.: PJ, Room: 2J, of the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, 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: April 15, 2013 /s/ Robert D. Foiles JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (ALM May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: April 18, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: M.J.J. HAN CORPORATION The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 3401 El Camino Real Atherton, CA 94027-3845 Type of license(s) applied for: 47 - ON-SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE (ALM May 1, 2013)

Laurie Litke is a niece of Mildred A. Lothrop. THE COURT FINDS that the whereabouts of Laurie Litke are unknown and cannot be ascertained by reasonable and due diligence. THE COURT FINDS FURTHER that Laurie Litke cannot be served by a prescribed method of service other than publication. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Laurie Litke appear and defend the cause and serve a response to said Application for Informal Probate of Will or Appointment of Personal Representative Under a Will or Both upon Petitioner, Linwood Lothrop, c/o Victoria Powers, Esquire, Toole and Powers, P.A., 75 Market Street, Suite 301, Portland ME 04101 on or before June 12, 2013, at 9:00 o’clock A.M. Laurie Litke is notified that if she shall fail to do so, the relief demanded in the Application may be granted. Her response should also be filed with the Cumberland County Probate Court, 142 Federal Street, Portland, ME 04101. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this Order be published in The Almanac, a newspaper published in Menlo Park, California once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks, commencing on or before May 10, 2013. DATED: April 5, 2013 /s/ __________________________ Joseph R. Mazziotti, Judge, Probate Court State of Maine, County of Cumberland

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SS.: Registry of Probate & Probate Court A True Copy /s/John B. O’Brien _____________________ Register of Probate (ALM May 1, 8, 2013)

PROTECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS If it has been 5 years since you filed your Fictitious Business Name Statement (your D.B.A.), you must file again to protect your legal rights. Check your records now to see if your D.B.A. expires this year. Then call the Almanac, 326-8210, for assistance in refiling. It’s inexpensive and easy.

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BOARD 100-199 N FOR SALE 200-299 N KIDS STUFF 330-399 N MIND & BODY 400-499 NJ OBS 500-599 NB USINESS SERVICES 600-699 NH OME SERVICES 700-799 NFOR RENT/ FOR SALE REAL ESTATE 800-899 NP UBLIC/LEGAL NOTICES 995-997 The publisher waives any and all claims or consequential damages due to errors. Embarcadero Media cannot assume responsibility for the claims or performance of its advertisers. Embarcadero Media has the right to refuse, edit or reclassify any ad solely at its discretion without prior notice. THE PENINSULA’S FREE CLASSIFIEDS WEBSITE

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Bulletin Board 115 Announcements “Oliver Twist” at Priory Theater Community Preparedness Day Dance Expressions Summer 2013!

230 Freebies

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235 Wanted to Buy

390 Kids for Summer Jobs

140 Lost & Found Found sunglasses

145 Non-Profits Needs DONATE BOOKS/HELP PA LIBRARY Moms/Daughters- $ Stanford

Moms/Daughters- $ Stanford

150 Volunteers

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Fosterers Needed for Moffet Cats

Spring Down Open Horse Show Stanford Introduction to Opera


Stanford music tutoring

130 Classes & Instruction AIRLINE CAREERS begin here – 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) Airline Careers begin here – Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Financial assistance available. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-242-3382. (Cal-SCAN) ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer and 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 and Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 888-210-5162 (Cal-SCAN) EARN $500 A DAY Airbrush & Media Makeup Artists For: Ads - TV - Film - Fashion Train & Build Portfolio in 1 week. Lower Tuition for 2013. (AAN CAN) German language class Instruction for Hebrew Bar and Bat Mitzvah For Affiliated and Unaffiliated George Rubin, M.A. in Hebrew/Jewish Education 650/424-1940

133 Music Lessons Acoustic Guitar Classes (650)260-2654 Barton-Holding Music Studio Accepting new students for private vocal lessons. All levels. Call Laura Barton, 650/965-0139 Enjoyable Piano Lessons Young, old, beginners, advanced, enjoy the special pleasure of playing the piano in a relaxed setting. Dr. Renee’s Piano 650 854-0543 FUN Piano|Violin|Guitar Lessons Hope Street Music Studios In downtown Mtn.View. Most Instruments voice. All ages & levels 650-961-2192 Jazz & Pop Piano Lessons Learn how to build chords and improvise. Bill Susman, M.A., Stanford. (650)906-7529 Voice Lessons



Cash for Diabetic Test Strips Don't throw boxes away-Help others. Unopened /Unexpired boxes only. All Brands Considered! Call Anytime! 24hrs/7days. Call (888) 491-1168 (Cal-SCAN)

For Sale 201 Autos/Trucks/ Parts Mazda 2007 Mazda3 hatchback $11,000 OB

202 Vehicles Wanted CASH FOR CARS Any Car/Truck. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Call For Instant Offer: 1-888-420-3808 (AAN CAN) 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) Donate Your Car, Truck, Boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. 888-902-6851. (Cal-SCAN)

203 Bicycles Men’s TREK Bike - $150.00

Trade futon for daybed

240 Furnishings/ Household items Bench, Box, Curio,USB fan lamp - $10. Cabinet- Excellent Condition - $50

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 on Cable TV-Internet-Digital Phone-Satellite. You`ve Got A Choice! Options from all major service providers. Call us to learn more! Call Today. 888-706-4301. (Cal-SCAN) DISH Network Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available.) SAVE! Ask about same day installation! Call Now! 1-888-806-7317. (Cal-SCAN) Reduce Your Cable Bill Get an All-Digital Satellite system installed for FREE and programming starting at $24.99/mo. Free HD/DVR upgrade for new callers, So Call Now (877)366-4509 (Cal-SCAN) NEW PRO-CROSS BIKE:QUICK RELEASE - $ OFFER NEW Womens 6.5-7 shoes and boots - $10.

250 Musical Instruments Baldwin Piano - 1500.00

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210 Garage/Estate Sales Enormous Rummage Sale: 5/3, 9-4, 5/4, 9-2 Los Altos Foothills Church Fri. May 3, 9-4 Best Selection Sat. May 4, 9-2 Great Values Designer clothing /Treasures/Books 461 Orange (bet.El Monte & Main) MV: Citywide Garage Sale at Homes, May 4, 8-2 Get maps online or at Library, 585 Franklin in parking lot. Don’t forget the MV Yard Sale at Rengstorff Park May 11 PA: Citywide Yard Sale, June 8 Helping the environment and making money has never been so easy. Reusing - whether you donate, buy, or sell - is one of the best ways to reduce waste and keep usable stuff out of the landfill. Join us for the Palo Alto Citywide Yard Sale on June 8. Details will be posted on yardsale/ The map and listings will be uploaded to this page and be printed in the June 7, 2013 edition of the Palo Alto Weekly.

215 Collectibles & Antiques Fish tank kit - $30

Summer Nanny

237 Barter

245 Miscellaneous

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135 Group Activities

330 Child Care Offered Excellent Nanny/Caregiver I also cook, clean and drive. CA drivers license Excellent References! 1-650-308-5109 [c] Full time or Part time nanny. Mother’s helper/Nanny wanted In LAH. Resp incl:Cking,Lndry, school pckup.30+hrs/wk. 12-6pm daily,8am6pm Summer. LngTrm. 650-440-2148. Nanny Nanny / baby sitting Nanny/housekeeper for Fridays.

345 Tutoring/ Lessons Math Tutoring by college student. All levels. Hourly rates $20 to $30. 650/630-1685.

350 Preschools/ Schools/Camps Free Earth Day Celebration

355 Items for Sale 2Large Ironman&Megatronthatspeak 5/6YearsBOYclothes2bagsfull Boy shoes11/12, 12,5 $4 BOY0-6MonthsClothesw/tags$50

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

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

Jobs 500 Help Wanted Part Time Food Server Part Time Server 4:15pm - 7:30pm To work in a Assisted Living Community. Must have good communication skills. Apply in person at: Palo Alto Commons 4075 El Camino Way Palo Alto CA 94306 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. Secretary/Office Manager Needed for faith-base organization. 25 hours a week, 9:00-2:30 Mon.- Fri. Starting salary range $16-$20 per hour. Send resume and cover letter:

560 Employment Information $$$HELP WANTED$$$ 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) Aviation Maintenance Career 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) Discover the “Success and Moneymaking Secrets” THEY don’t want you to know about. To get your FREE “Success and Money Making Secrets” CD, please call 1-800-790-5752 (AAN CAN) Driver: One Cent Raise after 6 and 12 months. $0.03 Enhanced Quarterly Bonus. Daily or Weekly Pay, Hometime Options. CDL-A, 3 months OTR exp. 800-414-9569 (Cal-SCAN)

Drivers: Freight Up equals more $. Plus Benefits, New Equip & 401K. Class A CDL required. Call 877-258-8782 (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: Inexperienced? Get on the Road to a Successful Career with CDL Training. Regional Training Locations. Train and Work for 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 (AAN CAN) Paid In Advance! 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 My Computer Works Computer problems? Viruses, spyware, email, printer issues, bad internet connections - Fix It Now! Professional, U.S.based technicians. $25 off service. Call for immediate help. 1-888-865-0271 (Cal-SCAN)

624 Financial Auto Insurance Save $$$ on AUTO INSURANCE from the major names you know and trust. No forms. No hassle. No obligation. Call Ready for My Quote now! Call 1-888-706-8325. (Cal-SCAN) CREDIT CARD DEBT? Financially Stressed Out? Stop the harassment! Make one monthly payment YOU can AFFORD! Get Help Now and Save! Call Toll Free 1-866-415-5400 (AAN CAN) Credit Card Debt? Get Free of Credit Card Debt now! Cut payments by up to half. Stop creditors from calling. 888-416-2691. (Cal-SCAN) Reverse Mortgage? Ever Consider a Reverse Mortgage? At least 62 years old? Stay in your home and increase cash flow! Safe and Effective! Call Now for your free DVD! Call Now 888-698-3165. (Cal-SCAN)

640 Legal Services Immigration & Green Cards Immigration & Green Cards H-1b, EB1 & EB2, Marriage, PERM LC 650.424.1900;

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MARGOT LOCKWOOD 650.400.2528

320 JANE DR $6,999,000 Spacious Tri-level 5BD/4.5BA contemporary home on 6+ ac. Frml LR, Kit/FR, Library & lower level multi-purpose rm, all with views of the western hills. DRE#01017519



HUGH CORNISH 650.566.5353 DRE#00912143


SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT $6,750,000 Beautiful 2-story Mediterranean home on a cul-desac in Las Lomitas school district. 6BR/6.5BA. 1BR guest house. Pool & spa at top of sweeping lawn.


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MARGOT LOCKWOOD 2 BRIDLE LN $5,495,000 497 STOCKBRIDGE AVE $4,500,000 SAM ANAGNOSTOU BONNIE BIORN ERIKA DEMMA Fabulous property on 1.14 ac. 2 spacious guest TIM REA 650.888.0846 650.400.2528/740.2970 4BD/3.5BA Stunning and spacious 4940 sf contemp. 650.888.0707/650.454.6400 home located on 3.78 level ac in Central Woodside. houses. Enchanting Japanese Tea House completes DRE #00798217/#01355434 DRE#01085834 Enjoy views at the beautiful pool & garden area. the serene landscaping. Sparkling pool & waterfall. DRE#01017519/01230766 ALAMEDA TO 280 | GREAT LOCATION!

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1 TALLWOOD CT $2,995,000 Excellent opportunity to build on this corner lot of approximately 1 ac in west Atherton.


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JOE & GINNY KAVANAUGH 650.400.8076/400.5312 DRE #00884747, 01351481


STEVE BELLUMORI 650.752.0826

765 EVERGREEN $2,295,000 New West Menlo Park listing! Sensational!!! 3BR/3BA with pool! Stunning modern remodel!

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5500 ALPINE RD $2,495,000 3+ BR 3 BA. Stunning inside & out, contemporary home on almost 5 acres w/office or possible guestroom, pool, art studio/wine cellar, 2-car and 3-car garages.

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1717 MIDDLEFIELD RD $2,395,000 Classic Spanish Style 4BD/3.5BA home w/lush courtyard entry, remodeled kitchen & baths, huge bedrooms. Virtual tour at



JEAN & CHRIS ISAACSON 650.352.3430

24052 OAK KNOLL CI $5,796,000 Blending the romance of the Napa countryside with the best of California living, this sumptuous Hm evokes luxurious living indoors & out.


SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT $1,500,000 VALERIE TRENTER 234 SWETT RD $1,449,000 Rare, one-level unit overlooking 14th fairway of Upd 3 level home on 1.8 ac featuring LR & DR w/expan650.888.6930 Sharon Heights golf course. Easy access to major sive views, big master w/fplc,lux bath & closet, wonderful DRE#01367578 airports, shopping, Stanford University. FR opens to big deck w/hot tub & privacy. WOODSIDE | NEW LISTING

1400 NATIVE SONS RD $1,300,000 Just 2.7 miles west of Skyline Blvd., this 2BD/2BA home sits on almost 15 acres of redwood forest. Separate 1BD/1BA apt above second 2 car garage.

KIM HANSEN 415.806.8230 DRE #01927728

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.


LOUISE DEDERA 650.642.1422 DRE#00409938

1038 OAKLAND AV $1,150,000 Remodeled 4BR 2BA charmer on excellent treelined street. Menlo Park schools. Family room. Chef ’s kitchen with high-end appliances & granite counters. | ©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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