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ven as Stanford confirms that it has agreed to make changes to its proposed eight-acre complex on El Camino Real, according to a university spokesperson, Menlo Park residents report that the university has conducted a telephone poll to gauge support for the project and a grassroots coalition has raised thousands of dollars to pay for lawyers to fight the development. The latest proposal eliminates all medical office space. The university has also agreed to help fund a pedestrian-bike crossing at Middle Avenue to pass under the railroad tracks, work with Menlo Park to design a plaza and vehicular access to the complex, and pay for a neighborhood cut-through traffic study with parameters set by the city, according to the subcommittee, which consists of council members Kirsten Keith and Catherine Carlton. “We are negotiating to make this the best project that it can be. I look forward to continued revisions to improve the project,� Councilwoman Keith told the Almanac on Aug. 5. The subcommittee has been meeting with city staff, representatives of Save Menlo, the coalition organized to oppose the eight-acre mixed-use development, and other neighborhood representatives. A joint endeavor between Stanford and developer John Arrillaga, the project is proposed under the regulations implemented by the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan.

The plan is to replace mostly vacant car lots along 300 to 500 El Camino Real with 199,500 square feet of office space, 10,000 square feet of retail and up to 170 apartments. There would be a public plaza at Middle Avenue with two car lanes, along with a pedestrian and bicycle path from El Camino Real to the future undercrossing. The amount Stanford will chip in for the undercrossing remains to be determined; the goal is to make sure there’s enough funding to build it in a timely manner, the subcommittee said. City staff did not yet have an estimate of construction costs.

Stanford conducts phone poll as the opposition raises funds for lawyers. Save Menlo has publicly stated that it wants zero medical office space and a smaller overall project. While not all residents object to the development, last week’s announcement left the coalition’s members dissatisfied, to say the least. “I am shocked that the subcommittee is reporting on these Stanford Proposals prior to any discussion of them with the Neighborhood representatives. How can negotiations take place when they are usurped midstream,� George Fisher, the group’s liaison to the subcommittee, wrote in an email to the council. “I am very disappointed and want to be sure you all understand that I feel personally taken advantage of and civically ashamed

that the needs of the greater Menlo Park community have been unduly sacrificed. In short, I feel ‘sold out’ by the very people I am trying to help, without the courtesy of being allowed to comment or even being informed of the suggestions.� Save Menlo spokeswoman Perla Ni said they believe the university “is politically and unduly inf luencing the city to fast-track the development so that they can get vested rights and to delay the review of the Specific Plan.� Ms. Ni said the overall size of the complex has not changed, which will still contribute to traffic and housing problems without bringing much benefit to Menlo Park. The group aims to raise $7,500 by Aug. 15 to pay for the cost of retaining Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, a law firm specializing in land-use issues. Donors had chipped in $4,700 by the Almanac’s deadline. Save Menlo has also asked for volunteers to create street-level drawings of the proposed complex, review alternative proposals and conduct further research. In the meantime, Menlo Park residents told the Almanac they have been getting phone calls conducting a poll on behalf of Stanford that reportedly asked about the university’s contribution to the community, aspects of the proposed mixed-use development such as size, and whether the university is a good neighbor. The council will start reviewing the specific plan in September, according to city staff, to give the subcommittee time to finish its work. A

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oters in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District will be asked in November to approve a $60 million bond measure to pay for building permanent classrooms and upgrading existing buildings. The school board unanimously approved the ballot measure on Aug. 6. Renovation projects at both district schools — Las Lomitas (K-3) in Atherton and La

Entrada (4-8) in Menlo Park — are needed to accommodate dramatic enrollment increases, district officials say. The bond measure needs the support of 55 percent of the voters to pass. To meet the debt service on a $60 million bond, property owners would pay about $30 per year per $100,000 of assessed valuation of taxable property, according to Carolyn Chow, the district’s chief business officer. Enrollment in the last 10 years has climbed by 40 percent, and

The project would replace 18 portable structures with new two-story classroom buildings. when school opens later this month, enrollment is expected to rise by another 70 students to a total of 1,444. It is expected to increase by 46 the following year, Ms. Chow said. The enrollment growth is

significantly higher than predicted by demographic studies done before 2010. One study projected growth to taper off in 2015, but a study done about three years ago determined that the pre-2015 growth projections of the older study were far too low, and the “leveling off ” prediction inaccurate. To accommodate the additional students, each of the two schools uses nine portable classrooms, which would be eliminated if the bond measure passes.

In a staff report released last February, projects and their costs are broken into three priority lists. Funds needed to pay for “Priority 1” projects — described as improvements “to accommodate students in permanent classrooms to ensure the most conducive learningteaching environments” — total slightly more than $59 million. To eliminate all 18 portable buildings on the two campuses, See BOND MEASURE, page 8

Bookkeeper found not guilty in embezzlement case By Sandy Brundage Almanac Staff Writer

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fter an 11-day trial, a jury returned a verdict of not guilty in an embezzlement case filed against Jenny Lin Marquardt, a former bookkeeper at Menlo Atherton Glass. “The jury acquitted her because she was innocent,” defense attorney Charles J. Smith said the day after the Aug. 6 verdict. The 29-year-old woman had been charged with embezzling more than $50,000 in the form of allegedly unauthorized bonuses during a three-year period, according to the district attorney’s office, which said that an outside bookkeeper hired by the Menlo Park business to review the records uncovered discrepancies. The company reported the missing money to police in June 2012. Ms. Marquardt followed her employer’s bonus policy, Mr. Smith said, as demonstrated by the store’s financial records. A former

prosecutor, he described the police investigation as “atrociously bad.” The district attorney’s court notes indicate that at one point the defense recalled Menlo Park police officer Felicia Byars to question her about the calculations on the spreadsheet she used to analyze the data. Officer Byars was not immediately available for comment. Prosecutor Kari Gannam believed that poor record-keeping and confusing testimony by the business owner presented significant weaknesses to the case, coupled with a defendant who came across sympathetically to the jury, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. “These are just observations, not excuses. The jury reviewed the evidence and arrived at their verdict. That is how the system is supposed to work,” Mr. Wagstaffe commented. He said the prosecutor does not share Mr. Smith’s viewpoint as to the police investigation.

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Night out Brooke Matthes-Davis, 4, plays with a hoola hoop at a National Night Out street festival on Aug. 6 at the Menalto Corners business community in Menlo Park. Neighborhood gatherings are held throughout the country on that night with the aim of building community connections and creating neighborhood watch programs to prevent crime.

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Election 2013: Three in race for Atherton council seat By Renee Batti Almanac News Editor

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t will be a three-way race for a single seat on the Atherton City Council in November, with Greg Conlon, Rick DeGolia and Diane Sandhu qualifying for the ballot when the filing deadline closed Friday. All three candidates had applied for appointment to the council last month, when the council had hoped to agree on one of seven applicants for the seat left vacant with Jerry Carlson’s July 1 resignation. When

council members split down the middle on their choice, they called for an election on Nov. 5. Mr. Conlon, a longtime member of the town’s Audit/Finance Committee and its Rail Committee, ran for the council last November, coming in a close third behind incumbent Elizabeth Lewis and challenger Cary Wiest in the race for two seats. Mr. DeGolia was appointed to the town’s Community Center Advisory Committee in January, and serves as chair of that group’s library subcommittee. His current appointments rep-

resent his first civic activities in Atherton. Ms. Sandhu was appointed to the Audit/Finance Committee last September, and was reappointed to a two-year term in June. She also is a newcomer to civic involvement with her current committee work. Residents John Ruggeiro and Michael Stogner, who also applied for appointment to the seat last month, took out candidate papers but didn’t file them. The winner in the November election will serve out Mr.

Carlson’s term which ends in December 2014. The town faces big issues in the near future, with renewal of the parcel tax — supported by the four current council members — on the November ballot, and negotiations with the police union in progress. Mr. DeGolia and Mr. Conlon say they strongly support renewal of the parcel tax, which raises about $1.8 million to pay for police and public works services for the town. Ms. Sandhu was somewhat lukewarm in her support of the

tax. She says it’s “more than likely” needed at this point, but that the town needs to look at other revenue sources in the future. The police contract is a the hot-button issue, and the police union was an active participant in last November’s election, sending mailers to residents with warnings about dire consequences of compensation cuts, and endorsing Ms. Lewis and Mr. Wiest. In an interview last month, Mr. DeGolia said the town needs to ensure that police compensation is “rational and supSee ELECTION 2013, page 8

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“The result for Menlo Park will be an improved and more honest arbitration selection process and a more sustainable arrangement in terms of long term obligations on the city’s finances. But more importantly, it means we have a strong leadership team within our police department to keep doing the great work we have come to expect.” Councilman Ray Mueller said the change keeps litigation expenses down while eliminating one of the major drawbacks of binding arbitration. “This is a terrifically positive term change in the interest of justice,” Mr. Mueller said, because now the city could have disciplinary appeals heard by local judges instead of “an outof-towner who makes a living by cozying up to employers and/or labor unions.”

proposed contract with the police sergeants union eases Menlo Park’s retirement obligations for new employees. But the more some things change, the more they stay the same: The city opted to keep binding arbitration for police misconduct cases. The contract splits the appeals process in two — one procedure for grievances, such as labor violations, and another for appealing discipline more severe than a letter of reprimand, such as suspension or termination. The city and union would now be able to select an arbitrator from a pool of retired San Mateo County judges, according to the contract. But the arbitrator’s decision would still be final. The proposed contract also sets retirement benefits for new Vasquez case The Almanac broke the story police employees at 2.7 percent of their highest salary at age earlier this year about the arrest, 57 — for current officers it’s 3 firing and reinstatement of veteran Menlo Park percent at 50. police officer JefAs a result of the frey Vasquez. The reduced benefits, The proposed veteran police police employcontract reduces officer, fired after ees hired after Jan. 1 will pay pension benefits being caught naked with a 11.5 percent into for new police prostitute in a CalPERS; current motel room and employees pay 12 employees. reportedly admitpercent, Assistant City Manager Starla Jerome- ting that wasn’t the first time he’d solicited a hooker for sex, Robinson said. The city would establish a was reinstated through bindmanagement advisory commit- ing arbitration and awarded tee that would meet quarterly, $188,000 in back pay. Were the Vasquez case to and implement an employee recognition program to recog- occur under the new arbitration process, it would end the same nize exemplary performance. Council members described way should the arbitrator rule the proposed changes as a move to revoke the officer’s terminatoward long-term financial sus- tion. Binding arbitration decisions tainability for Menlo Park. Although in the past, all council in police misconduct remain members expressed an interest confidential unless both parties in changing binding arbitration, agree to release the informacouncil members said it’s only tion. The Almanac obtained 17 one of many items to modify redacted decisions from multiin the interest of improving the ple California jurisdictions. The reversal rate? About 59 percent. city’s the long-term future. Don’t assume the council Arbitrators reinstated the offithinks the new process is pref- cers nine times, and shortened erable to getting rid of binding one suspension. They upheld arbitration, Councilman Rich terminations in the remaining Cline said, noting that many seven cases. Academic studies of similar cities in the region use binding arbitration to resolve disciplin- binding arbitration cases in Chicago and Houston show approxiary matters. “Ultimately, we feel good mately the same reversal rate. How much impact will selectthat both parties were able to find common ground regarding ing retired local judges as arbiselection of an arbitrator that trators have? ensures selection of a competent See BINDING ARBITRATION, page 11 local arbitrator,” Mr. Cline said.


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Choosing the Right Roof Dear Monica: It is time to reroof my house and I am finding that fire codes have changed since I installed a wood shake roof 25 years ago. Now I am being told that a new shake roof won’t last more than about 15 years because of code changes. Do you have any advice on which material I should choose? James R. Dear James: The codes have changed since you last installed a new roof and it is true that the previous 25-30 year life expectancy for a wood shake roof has been cut in half by the new codes. The old roofs were installed over a layer of air which was great for ventilation and helped to dry the roof after a rain, but which was a Photo by Sofia Biros/The Almanac

Distraction zone Construction workers oversee irrigation pipeline replacement along Santa Cruz Avenue at Evelyn Street in Menlo Park on Aug. 9. The city estimates the project to replace the pipeline on Santa Cruz Avenue, from El Camino Real to University Drive (at Peet’s Coffee), will take two more months to complete. After tree roots broke through segments of the approximately 40-year-old pipeline, the city opted to replace the system. The project will cost the city about $336,723, along with inconvenience to merchants, patrons and bicyclists who now have to skirt the construction zone.

Burglaries, thefts are rising By Dave Boyce Almanac Staff Writer

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olice reports from Menlo Park, Woodside, Atherton and Portola Valley from the last two weeks of July and the first 10 days of August show estimated losses of $115,455 from some 66 incidents of burglary and theft. The list includes two residential burglaries, one in Ladera and one in Menlo Park, in which the losses in each incident were set at $30,000, and another burglary in Menlo Park for an $11,000 loss. The losses included jewels, electronic gear, tools and bicycles — including four bikes with a combined value of $28,000. The damages include smashed car windows, pried open doors, ruined coin boxes on apartmentcomplex washing machines and, for people with offices on the crest of Sand Hill Road, a wakeup call to the vulnerability of their desks to thievery while away for lunch. In short, lives disrupted by crime. Rates of property crime are up in the region, said Commander Dave Bertini of the Menlo Park Police Department. Teams of daytime burglars are working the Bay Area, their methods refined to quick and efficient action that does not draw attention to what they’re doing, he said. “These guys are really fast,” Mr. Bertini said.

Teams of daytime burglars move quickly and don’t draw attention, police say. Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office noted that sophistication on the job is is not limited to legitimate work. “Anybody that does any job tries to become

most effective at it. If you’re a burglar and this is your chosen profession, if you can call it that, you might study people’s (habits),” Ms. Rosenblatt said. “You can become exceedingly good at your job.” “Fortunately,” she added, “it is our job to be more savvy and more on it (than the burglars).” Possibly toward that end, detectives from throughSee BURGLARIES, page 11

How to secure your home In addition to the basic advice of locking doors and windows — the entry points most sought by burglars and thieves — the Menlo Park Police Department offers residents an analysis from an in-house team of officers and community service officers trained in techniques that make a home less inviting to would-be criminals. The Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) program recommends steps such as a wellkept property, a fence to reinforce territorial boundaries, and lighting and clear lines of sight that make concealing oneself on a property more difficult. Go to tinyurl.com/MP-203 for more information.

The family name on a mailbox serves as an entry point, Commander Dave Bertini said. A web search for an address can answer many basic questions. With a name and/or an address, an enterprising burglar can track a resident on social media and pick up useful information about what’s in the house and the most opportune time to pay it a visit. The average resident doesn’t think like a criminal, said Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. Locking doors and windows and not leaving a house key under a doormat are the most important steps. “It isn’t new advice, but it’s advice that people don’t often take,” she said.

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Atherton removes Circus Club tax hike from ballot measure By Renee Batti

approve reconsideration of the matter, which it did unanimously before supporting a fter hearing from a num- new ballot measure keeping all ber of unhappy resi- rates at their existing levels. dents and having second The vote represented a turnthoughts about a July 17 deci- around for Councilman Jim sion on the town’s parcel tax, Dobbie, who in July voted the Atherton City Council last against the overall measure week voted to place renewal of — although he argued for the the tax on the November bal- Circus Club increase. He was lot, without the 150 percent opposed to the measure at increase for the Menlo Circus the time, he said, because he Club that it had approved at believes taxing all homeownthe July meeting. ers at the same rate is more fair The Aug. 7 vote was unani- than the stepped rates that are mous. The parcel tax renewal based on size of parcel. “The measure that voters will be parcel tax provides services, asked to approve leaves the and you get those services no tax rate at the same level it has matter what size (your lot) is,” been at since 2001, with most he said. property owners of parcels that In voting to approve the include a dwelling paying $750 measure last week, Mr. Dobper parcel annually, a small bie said, “I didn’t want to be number of ownthe person they ers whose houses blamed” if the are on smallermeasure were to The parcel tax than-average lots fail because peorenewal measure ple organized a paying between $450 to $570, and against would leaves tax campaign the Menlo Cirin protest of the rates at current Ci rc u s C lub cus Club paying $10,000. increase. “There levels. At the earlihad been a lot of er meeting, the publicity about council approved a ballot (the earlier decision to increase measure to renew the tax for the rate), and a lot of members four years at the existing rate of the Circus Club were raising except for the Circus Club’s, hell,” he said. “For an extra which would have risen to $15,000, I didn’t think it was $25,000 from $10,000 annu- worth it.” ally — an increase all four Mr. Dobbie, Mayor Lewis council members endorsed at and Councilman Bill Widmer, the time. There had been no who voted remotely during a prior indication — or notice teleconference from the East given to the Circus Club — Coast, emphasized the need that the increase was being to begin studying alternative considered, and no increase sources of revenue for the for the club was included in town, which has no commerthe three options suggested cial tax base and relies on the in a written staff report to the parcel tax for more than $1.8 council. million of its $10.4 million After that meeting, Mayor operating budget. Elizabeth Lewis said that, in The parcel tax is set to expire hindsight, she was uncom- at the end of June 2014. Revefortable with the decision and nue from the tax is divided wanted the council to recon- between police services, which sider it. At the Aug. 7 meeting, receives 60 percent, and public the council was required to works projects.

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the project would include building new two-story buildings for classrooms. It also would include investment in modern technology, improved accessibility to meet ADA (American With Disabilities Act) requirements, and an expanded lunch

area to deal with the larger number of students. Permanent classroom space and upgrades to existing classrooms are necessary to accommodate the “shifting types of instruction” the district must provide to meet the new “common core” standards, said board member Jay Siegel, who with board president Richard

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Day of service It’s not all Hackathons and free food: 160 Facebook interns participated in the company’s fifth annual day of service on Aug. 2, working at six sites around the Bay Area. In the photo, interns Neha Chachra, left, and Kaitlyn Lee prepare a plant bed along Bay Road in Menlo Park.

Woman killed in Skyline Boulevard crash A woman visiting from India was killed in a head-on crash on Skyline Boulevard near Woodside on Aug. 7, a California Highway Patrol officer said. The woman, Sarani Banerjee, 49, from Howrah, India, was in the back seat of a Toyota Camry heading northbound on Skyline Boulevard about a halfmile south of Old La Honda Road just before 7 p.m., CHP Officer Art Montiel said. Driving the car was her son, Shamik Banerjee, 31, of Mountain View. His father, Kalyan Banerjee, 61, was in the front pas-

senger seat, Mr. Montiel said. The Camry was negotiating a curve when it was driven off the road onto a dirt and gravel shoulder, Mr. Montiel said. When the car returned to the road, it collided head-on with a Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Susan Michele Cozad, 58, from Nice, California, near Clear Lake. The Camry flipped and came to rest on its roof. Ms. Banerjee was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband was transported by helicopter to Stanford Hospital with major injuries.

Her son was also taken to the hospital. He suffered no injuries, Mr. Montiel said. Ms. Cozad, the Monte Carlo’s sole occupant, was not injured in the crash, Mr. Montiel said. The roadway was closed for about four hours after the fatal crash. The cause of the crash is under investigation, according to the CHP. “At this point, we’re just trying to figure out why he went off the road,” Mr. Montiel said. — Bay City News Service and the Almanac

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portable,” and that he supports looking at ways to reduce the town’s contributions to pensions and other benefits. He noted that the town has a “very substantial unfunded liability” for post-retirement costs that needs to be considered when looking at the town’s overall financial health. (The unfunded liability

has been estimated at between $12 million and $30 million.) Mr. Conlon and Ms. Sandhu said they need more information before commenting on whether the town needs to adjust police officer compensation in the next contract. Mr. Conlon said that he is concerned with the town’s unfunded liability, but that the Audit/Finance Committee hasn’t specifically studied police compensation. With negotiations in

progress, “I don’t want to prejudge without the facts,” he said. Ms. Sandhu said the finance committee is taking a harder look at the long-term forecast related to pension costs, and said she’s convinced that CalPERS, which oversees the state’s public employee pension system, is not providing accurate figures. That makes it difficult to understand the town’s true financial picture, she said.

Ginn and other members of the school community prepared the ballot language and the list of projects covered by bond revenue if the measure passes. District residents are now paying for two previously approved bond measures. Measure A was passed in 1999, authorizing the issuing of $12

million in bonds to pay for renovation and repair projects at the district’s two schools. In 2001, voters approved Measure E, which was to raise $12 million to finish renovation projects in the face of escalating costs, and to fund a new gym at La Entrada School and make playground and safety improvements at La Entrada

School. In addition to payments on the bonds, district residents now pay an annual parcel tax of $311 per parcel, according to Ms. Chow. Go to t i ny u rl.com / LLBond2013 to read the ballot language and the list of projects eligible for bond revenue funding if the measure passes.

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Three in school board race, so far By Renee Batti Almanac News Editor

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ill there be a race this November for seats on the Portola Valley School District board? With the filing period closing on Wednesday, Aug. 14, only three district residents have filed papers to run for the three open board seats, leaving that question wide open for now. As of late Friday, Aug. 9, one non-incumbent — Timothy McAdam — had filed papers to run for the board, joining appointed incumbents Caitha Ambler and Karen Tate on the ballot. Because incumbent Bill Yous-

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tra is not running for re-election, the filing period for the school board race has been extended to 5 p.m. Aug. 14. Parent Gulliver LaValle had filed papers earlier and qualified for the ballot, but withdrew from the race late last week. He said he is still interested in serving on the board — perhaps in two years — but decided not to run this year because the timing was wrong for his family situation. The incumbents seeking a four-year term on the board were appointed last April to replace Scott Parker and Ray

Villareal, who had resigned in the previous weeks. Ms. Ambler is the dean of middle school at the Woodside Priory. She has a child at Ormondale School. Ms. Tate is a former executive at two software companies and a former strategic consultant. She has one child at Ormondale and another at Corte Madera School. Mr. McAdam, a technology investor, has one child at Corte Madera and two children at Ormondale. He said he is particularly interested in how technology is used in the classroom — how it’s changing both the curriculum and how children learn. A

Ride home turns into rescue A life may have been saved on Sunday, July 21, after a cycling incident outside the Horse Park at Woodside, the equestrian facility at the corner of Sand Hill and Whiskey Hill roads. Horse Park General Manager Larry Gimple said he received a phone call from one of his staff at about 1:30 p.m. about a cyclist lying on the side of Sand Hill Road nearby. Mr. Gimple drove out in his pickup truck and found Palo Alto cyclist Stuart Berman off his bike and in discomfort. Mr. Berman, who said he had been feeling chest pains after a 35-mile ride, was alternately sitting and lying down.

Woodside School: Filing period extended Two incumbents and two challengers have qualified for the ballot as of late Friday for three open seats on the Woodside Elementary School District board. Because incumbent Bettina Pike is not running for re-election, the filing period has been extended to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Incumbents Marc Tarpenning and current board president Wendy Warren Roth (Crandall) will be joined on the ballot by challengers Claire Wilbur Pollioni and Robert Hooper. Mr. Hooper has taught at many grade levels in public schools, he said. He has a son

who will be a sixth-grader at Woodside School and a daughter who has just graduated and is entering high school. Ms. Pollioni did not respond to several phone calls from the Almanac seeking information about her and her reasons for running.

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Mr. Gimple offered Mr. Berman a ride home, but they decided mid-way to head to Stanford Hospital instead. Medics told Mr. Berman, 61, that he was having a heart attack. After a stay of two days and a stent now in an artery, he is out and back on his bike, he said. Mr. Gimple was rewarded with a bottle of Mr. Berman’s best wine, and good feelings. “I was very grateful to know that the Horse Park played an important part in Stuart Berman’s life that day and that even the smallest of gestures can result in larger outcomes!” Mr. Gimple said in an email.

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Woodland School class of 2013 on the Woodland School campus.

14 graduate from Woodland School Submitted by Anita Grossman of Woodland School. Woodland School, a private K-8 school in Ladera, graduated 14 eighth-graders on June 7. Members of the class of 2013 are: Nicholas Burnett, Kyra DiMarco, Aqell’ezra Gabriel, Andrew Lemieux, Tyler Lombardi, Arya Natarajan, David Ness, Shana Park, Samara Phillips, Shaina Rojas, Arjun Shah, Nicolas Tan, Madison

Tarbox and Spencer Wedel. These graduates will attend these high schools: Aragon, Hillsdale, Junipero Serra, Lick-Wilmerding, Los Altos, Nueva, Pinewood, Sacred Heart-Atherton, St. Francis and Woodside. Commencement exercises began with an opening ceremony led by the seventh grade. Head of School John Ora welcomed parents, guests, and students before the eighthgrade students gave their

addresses. Following remarks by valedictorian Kyra DiMarco, Mr. Ora presented several special recognition awards and awarded diplomas to the class of 2013. “The graduates demonstrated significant leadership and academic growth, and it is no surprise that each one was accepted into their first- or second-choice school,” he said. “We look forward to their next accomplishments.” August 14, 2013NTheAlmanacOnline.comNThe AlmanacN9


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‘Friends’ of parks create manager post Portola Valley resident Carrie Davis has been named program manager for the Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks, a nonprofit group that supports community outreach and maintenance programs at the two San Mateo County parks in Woodside. The position is new; the organization does not have an executive director. Ms. Davis will take the reins from the volunteer board of directors, Friends co-president Lea Gold-

stein said in an email. A private reception to welcome Ms. Davis was held July 28 at the Folger Estate Stable in Wunderlich Park. Ms. Davis will have an office in the Friends office next to the Woodside Community Museum. Among her responsibilities, Ms. Goldstein said, are recruiting, training and managing volunteer docents; public relations; administrative support; and collaborating with the San Mateo County

History Museum for tours for children. She may also be seen walking trails with school children in Huddart Park and assisting docents at the Folger Estate Carriage Museum in Wunderlich Park. Ms. Davis is an equestrian with interests in the natural environment and thus “a perfect fit for activities available in both county parks,” Ms. Goldstein said. She comes to the Friends from Mills College in

August 18, 1916 – August 5, 2013 Resident of Hillsborough

(Perry) “Como, (the singer), isn’t the only barber who made good …” Lou was a man who singly did more to transform the hills and tidelands of Northern San Mateo County into centers of dynamic industries. He was a real estate broker, developer, insurance man and founder of Industrial Savings and Loan. He began his real estate career in 1952 and established Poletti Realty in 1956, which is now owned by his son, Richard. Lou had continued to have an active role in the real estate business up until his final days. Lou’s unparalleled business sense and creative ideas helped make South San Francisco what it is today. He has been honored with countless awards and on December 9, 2009 had a street, Poletti Way, named after him. There are so many major projects that he was involved with, it is difficult to pick out any one, but what started it all was his development of 17 acres of unusable utility

land located between South Airport Boulevard and Highway 101. Lou was able to turn this swamp land into the first and only industrial park in town. As a result of that success he was asked to develop and list Produce Avenue and San Mateo Avenue, among many others. Lou was a leader of the South Airport Industrial Park Project, also known as Beacon Street. He was responsible for the development of 55 acres by Utah Construction Company, which had tremendous bearing on the progress that the City of South San Francisco has made since. His company was and continues to be one of the most highly respected, independent industrial real estate brokerages in Northern California. Lou’s respect and appreciation for the dignity and potential of each individual has been the hallmark of his service and his legacy to the community. He was an active supporter of the South San Francisco community as well as numerous non-profit organizations. He was passionate about politics on all levels and generously contributed across the board to countless campaigns, local, state and nationwide. Lou and his wife Jean loved to travel with friends and family, visiting his homeland several times and many other beautiful destinations around the world. They were avid thoroughbred horse owners and breeders. They often attended the races to cheer on their horses to the winner’s circle, most notably Love Avie. Sharp minded and a genius with numbers, Lou put his talent and passion to good use with great success in the stock market as a favorite hobby. As an avid duck hunter for 65 years he enjoyed many good times with his friends and family. Lou was an amazing storyteller. He captivated his audience not only by recalling details and dates with great accuracy but also by the emotion he expressed while telling the story. Family was most important to Lou and hosting Sunday family dinners was his favorite. When Lou turned 95 his family put his picture and a happy birthday wish on a billboard on Highway 101. It came as no surprise to the locals that Lou’s presence in SSF would now and forever be truly larger than life. We will always remember him as a true gentleman, dressed to the nines with perfect white hair, topped off with his favorite fedora. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Mills Peninsula Hospital Foundation for the Cancer Fund, 1501 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010 in memory of Louis Poletti. PA I D

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Carrie Davis of Portola Valley will manage volunteer docents, among other duties.

Average rent tops $2K a month in county

Louis John Poletti Beloved and devoted father of Kathy Costaglio (Frank), Paul Poletti (Sue) and Richard Poletti (Shelly). Cherished grandfather of Christina, Michael and David Costaglio, Mary Poletti, John, Natalie, Louis and William Poletti and Alexandria Luba. Lou embraced every day with passion and lived life to the fullest. He touched so many lives with his generosity and kind heart. He truly lived the American Dream! Lou was born in Colma of first generation Italian decent. Growing up, he attended Jefferson Grammar School and High School. After finishing his first year of high school, he went to work at his brother Rick’s barbershop on San Pedro Road and at age 17 became the owner from 1934-1941. During WWII, from early 1941 to late 1945, he served in the Merchant Marines throughout the Pacific and had two brief voyages to the East Coast via the Panama Canal. In 1948, he married Natalia “Jean” Cabral and they were blessed with three children. In the early years they lived in a small cottage Lou built in Colma next to the house he grew up in with his mother. In 1956 they moved to San Bruno and in 1967 Lou moved his family to Hillsborough. About a year after his wife’s passing on June 2, 2009, four days shy of their 61st wedding anniversary, he moved from his home of 43 years to his current residence in San Mateo.

Oakland, where she was head coach for women’s crew. She was an assistant crew coach at the University of Wisconsin and Stanford University. As an assistant to the athletic director at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California, she was involved with fundraising, donor databases, budgets, event sponsorships and the use of facilities, including contact with vendors. She was also once a classroom teacher after graduating from the University of Michigan, Ms. Goldstein said.

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If you’re making less than $85,000 a year and looking for a place to live in San Mateo County, it’s a struggle, according to a report by the nonprofit HIP (Human Investment Project) Housing, an advocate for increasing the supply of housing affordable to people of low and very low incomes in the county. The average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $2,053 a month, an 8.2 percent increase over rents in July 2012, the report says. Seven percent of the county’s population was officially living in poverty and 38.7 percent paid rents of more than 35

percent of their take-home pay in 2011, according to the American Community Survey, a periodic update to the decennial census by the U.S. Census Bureau. The number of homeless people observed in the county is up 12 percent since 2011, says the county’s Health and Human Services Agency. “People can’t afford to live here, and not just people who are poor,” says Kate Comfort Harr, executive director of HIP Housing. “This affects the health and well-being of not only our families but our community and economy as well.”

Armed man confronts resident A man armed with a shotgun climbed through a window and confronted a resident Thursday afternoon, Aug. 8, in Menlo Park, police reported. The incident happened around 3:50 p.m. on Sevier Avenue in Belle Haven. The

man stole a cell phone and fled, police said. The man was described as Hispanic, about 18 to 20 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a short buzz-cut haircut and wearing a black-and-red windbreaker and blue jeans.

Inmates help train dogs for adoption Four Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA shelter dogs once burdened with “questionable adoption potential” graduated on Aug. 2 from an 8-week training program staffed by minimum security inmates at the Redwood City jail. Every Friday a humane shelter trainer held a class for the inmates and the dogs they cared for during the program. Outside of class, the inmates’ tasks included homework, socialization, grooming, exercise, clean-up and

caring for the overall wellbeing of the dogs, according to humane society spokesman Scott Delucchi. The humane society said the latest graduates, the 15th class to complete the TAILS program, consisted of three Chihuahuas and one Jack Russell terrier with issues ranging from possessiveness to overreacting to large dogs, Call 340-7022, x306, or email meguren@phs-spca.org for more information on how to adopt a TAILS graduate.

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out San Mateo County will be meeting in the coming week to discuss commonalities among the incidents and leads, Mr. Bertini said. Reports from the state attorney general’s office show arrest rates for property crimes improving by about 25 percent a year every year since 2008, with annual increases of more than 40 percent for suspected burglaries and more than 30 percent for thefts. Property crime in the United States as a whole was down 0.8 percent in 2012 when compered to 2011, but in the Western states, rates rose 5.2 percent, according to a June 2013 FBI report on crime statistics. In California, after 20 years of decreases, property crime rates began to rise in 2011. Penalties lower

To lower its expenses, state prison authorities in 2012 began

its realignment program in which inmates convicted of nonviolent crimes such as burglary and theft were transferred out of prison and into county jail. Penalties for those convicted of nonviolent property crime are now much less likely to include time in prison. Time spent in county jail is not the hard time spent in state prison, Mr. Bertini said. “They know that. The bad guys, the crooks know that.” Realignment was a bad idea, Mr. Bertini said. Asked to comment, Ms. Rosenblatt said that the effectiveness of incarceration as a deterrent to crime has a long and controversial history, but she did note the FBI’s statistics and did not discount the possibility that criminals are making new calculations. She is waiting for an analysis of realignment after a three-year trial. “I think that the statistics will speak for themselves,” she said. A

Chili cook-off benefits firefighters San Mateo County Firefighters will hold their fifth annual chili cook-off from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at San Mateo’s Central Park, located at 50 E. Fifth Ave. in San Mateo. Fire departments from all over the Bay Area will host booths severing their specialty chili. For $10, visitors be able to taste all the different choices and receive a beverage and a bowl of their favorite chili. Live music will be provided by West Bay Rhythm and Club 90. All proceeds will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. No reservations are required.

Help for homeless female veterans InnVision Shelter Network, a nonprofit serving the homeless along the Peninsula, has received a $35,000 grant from Swords to Plowshares to fund programs for female homeless veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that nearly 10 percent of the 200,000 female veterans in California either have been or currently are homeless. InnVision says it serves approximately 55 female veterans each year, many with children, and the new funding will help support outreach N B I RT H S

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Karin Jaffe named college professor Karen Enstam Jaffe has been named a tenured professor in the Department of Anthropology at Sonoma State University, where she has been a faculty member since 2002. She is the daughter of Sandra and Dennis Enstam of Portola Valley. In 2007 Professor Jaffe created a primate research program, called “SSSUPER,” a collaboration between the university and local zoos. Professor Jaffe holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of California, San Diego, and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology from the University of California, Davis. As an undergraduate, Ms. Jaffe studied the behavior of Bornean and Mamatran orangutans. From 1997 to 1999, she lived in Kenya, doing dissertation research by studying the ways vervet and patas monkeys struggle against predators.

■ Lindsey Hartnett and Stephen Dick, a daughter, July 21, Sequoia Hospital.

This information is from the Menlo Park Police Department and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s office. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent unless convicted. WEST MENLO PARK Animal bite report: A young cyclist traveling south on Cloud Avenue with his mother and brother, also on a bike, was bitten on the thigh by an unleashed mixed-breed Labrador retriever. The dog held on for a few seconds and the boy was taken to Stanford hospital with puncture wounds in his thigh from the dog’s teeth, Aug. 1. LADERA Residential burglary report: Someone broke a glass door into the kitchen of a home on Linaria Way, rummaged through the rooms of the house and stole an Apple iMac computer with an estimated value of $2,500, Aug. 4. Fraud report: The checking account of a La Cuesta Drive resident was down by about $5,700 after someone made unauthorized money transfers online to other accounts, July 29. WOODSIDE Residential burglary report: Nothing is missing from a Greer Road home that

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someone had entered through a window while the owner was away, July 31.

smashed a rear window of a vehicle parked on Sharon Road, Aug. 4.

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Residential burglary report: A bicycle with a value of $750 is missing after having been locked in a parking area under an apartment complex in the first block of Willow Road, Aug. 4. Commercial burglary reports: ■ Someone using bolt cutters broke into Menlo Velo Bicycles at 433 El Camino Real, triggered an audible burglar alarm, and stole two “high end” bicycles with a combined value of $13,000, Aug. 8. ■ About $1,000 in coins is missing from Jason’s Cafe at 1246 El Camino Real after someone broke a back window and ransacked the office, Aug. 5. ■ Police made a shoplifting arrest at Draeger’s Supermarket at 1010 University Drive, Aug. 3. Auto burglary reports: ■ Someone smashed a window of a vehicle parked in the first block of Willow Road and stole a purse whose contents included $100 in cash for an estimated loss totaling $275, Aug. 10. ■ Jumper cables, an atlas and a suitcase containing white sheets, a terry cloth robe, ceramic knick knacks and a photo album are missing after someone

a ring with a combined value of $1,600 are missing from a house on Marmona Drive, Aug. 5.

■ A locked bike with a reported value of $550 was stolen from a carport on Roble Avenue, Aug. 7.

■ Someone stole a $450 Apple iPad from an unattended desk at Facebook Corp. at Hacker Way, Aug. 8.

■ A $400 bike locked to a fence on Hillview Drive is missing and believed stolen, Aug. 5.

■ A purple Giant-brand bike with a torn seat and a $130 value is missing from a front porch on Carlton Avenue, Aug. 7.

■ Someone stole a bike from in front of a market in the 1300 block of Willow Road, Aug. 4.

■ Thieves stole the rear license plates from two vehicles, one on Windermere Avenue and the other on Terminal Avenue, Aug. 4 and 5. Fraud report: A resident of Arden Road, responding to an ad on Craigslist, paid $350 for two concert tickets that were later found to be duplicates of an existing authentic ticket, Aug. 2.

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“I don’t think this changes the fact that arbitration decisions are binding, regardless of whether the arbitrator gets it wrong on the facts, or wrong on the law,” said Arthur Hartinger, an attorney with Meyers & Nave who specializes in representing public employers. He said there is an argument that retired judges will run a more formal hearing, and be more careful to ensure that findings are supported by the evidence. A retired San Mateo County judge could also be more closely attuned to issues affecting local residents. “But as I’ve said before, there are good arbitrators, and there are weak arbitrators. The same is true of judges,” Mr. Hartinger said. “In the end, the quality of the hearing and final decision will depend on who is ultimately selected, and not whether someone was a judge or is a professional arbitrator.” Labor attorney Monna Radulovich of Wiley Price & Radulovich said that an arbitration hearing in which a retired judge serves as the arbitrator is a good option to satisfy due process requirements as well as safeguarding an officer’s rights as required by state law throughout the disciplinary process. The Menlo Park council is scheduled to vote on the proposed contract on Aug. 20.

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Steeped in coffee Menlo Park resident turns passion for coffee into a business

Oscar Nunez of Menlo Park, proprietor of High Note coffee.

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ou could say Oscar Nunez, the proprietor of High Note coffee, has coffee in his blood. Although Mr. Nunez, 42, was born in Staten Island, until the age of 10 he lived just outside San Pedro Sula, Honduras, where his relatives have been growing coffee for more than a century. “Coffee has always had a place in my life,” says Mr. Nunez, who now lives in Menlo Park and imports and roasts the beans and sells them at farmers’ markets in Woodside, Portola Valley, Daly City, San Carlos and Palo Alto. He also wholesales coffee around the world, including to such places as China and Poland, and to local restaurants. The coffee connection was reinforced while he attended Boston University, where he received a degree in environmental science in 1993 and worked as a barista at Terroir Coffee. Owner George Howell was one of the first to roast and sell single source coffees. At Terroir, Mr. Nunez says, “I started to see the value of coffee as a business.” Mr. Howell, something of a legend in the coffee world, was a mentor for Mr. Nunez. But it wasn’t until years later, after Mr. Nunez spent a dozen years policing companies for compliance with state environmental rules, and after a few more years consulting for big box companies opening new stores, that he finally made coffee beans a business. About three years ago Mr. Nunez started to import and wholesale coffee. He was prodded by his girlfriend, Soody Tronson, a patent attorney who convinced him that instead of talking all the time about coffee, he should make it a business. “To shut up and just do it,” he says.

He sources his beans directly from growers all over the world, many of whom he met through family connections. The beans are certified as “fair trade,” which means that producers are paid at least a minimum price and do not use child labor, pesticides or herbicides. Today Mr. Nunez imports coffee from Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Peru, Brazil, Indonesia (Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi), Ethiopia, Congo, Burundi, Kenya and Tanzania, in addition to Honduras. He visits coffee-growing regions looking for quality and quantity, Mr. Nunez says. He tries to work with smaller farmers and pays them directly for their coffee. “The travel is a lot of fun,” he says. “The sleeping arrangements are not.” A special goal is to get the world to realize that Honduras grows high quality coffees. “It’s become sort of a social mission statement to try to produce a quality cup of Honduran coffee,” he says. He got even more into coffee when he started roasting beans in a borrowed roaster for customers who wanted to know what his wholesale beans tasted like. At first he just gave the finished beans to friends and family, but, once again, Ms. Tronson convinced him to go with his heart. “My girlfriend really thought we could make a business out of it,” he says. On a recent weekday morning, Mr. Nunez sat in a booth at Canyon Coffee in Redwood City, waiting for the beans he was preparing in their borrowed roaster to reach the perfect temperature. He gauges this not only by the massive machine’s thermostat, but by “ear and sight,” he says, by the color of the beans and by

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One source of the beans is Honduran Capucas, a co-op his relatives belong to.

Oscar Nunez imports his beans directly from growers all over the world.

Freshly roasted Indonesian Sulawesi coffee beans on the left, and the uncooked beans on the right.

the tell-tale cracking sound that signals the sugars in the beans are caramelizing. Mr. Nunez describes coffee the way a winemaker describes wines. That morning he was roasting his “autobiographical” New York City to Bay blend, named after the course his life took. He says the finished product, “if I did it cor-

rectly,” should be “very bold but (with a) very smooth mouth feel and finish. Notes of bittersweet chocolate and stone fruits, maybe some currants or raisin finish.” While he sells many singleorigin beans, this blend comes from Indonesian Sumatra, Nicaraguan Cordillaras, Honduran Capucas (a co-op relatives belong

to) and Brazilan Cerrado beans. He says he loves fooling around with new blends and coffee-brewing techniques, calling himself a mad scientist. I always like to tell people,” he says, that 50 different experts could be using the “same machine, same coffee and it will come out 50 different ways, Mr. Nunez says.


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There is a little art, a little science to it. What is his favorite coffee? “Don’t tell my family,” he laughs, “but my Brazil Cerrado. I always roast it light and it’s just one of my favorite coffees.” The Cerrado also has a low acid level, he says, and is smooth and creamy. Mr. Nunez, who offers tastes of several of his coffees at the farmers’ market, is trying to convince the public to try lighter roasted coffees. “Everyone wants it dark,” he says. “but I’m trying to move them away from that.” Light roasts not only have more caffeine, he says, but are more flavorful with more apparent fruit and floral notes. As for his dream future, Mr. Nunez says he’d love to open a cafe with a European-type menu, coffee roasting on site, with roasting classes, and, maybe, film nights on travel to coffee-producing regions. Plus, space to store the coffees he wholesales to other roasters. And lots of bicycle parking, since he is an avid rider. Where? Preferably right here on the Midpeninsula, maybe Woodside or Portola Valley. Just how much coffee does Mr. Nunez drink? Maybe enough to be another reason to say he has coffee in his blood — “ridiculous, copious amounts of coffee,” he admits. Barbara Wood is a freelance writer from Woodside whose daughter worked for High Note Coffee this summer and brought home lots of beans, convincing her that light roasts do let you brew very highly caffeinated, but delicious, coffee. A

Oscar Nunez pulls a lever to release freshly roasted coffee beans at Canyon Coffee Roastery in Redwood City.

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Helping ‘Dreamers’ build their futures JoAnne Goldberg of Menlo Park is executive director of Building Futures Now, which provides students in Belle Haven and East Palo Alto with academic and other support to help them succeed in school and beyond.

during a rocky period her junior year. “In other programs, you’re just a number. IHAD is my family.” Due to a mixup at her Menlo Park high school, Jessica’s academic records were not sent to her first choice college, Humboldt State University, and the school admissions office closed her file By JoAnne Goldberg Building Futures Now without considering her application. IHAD Program Director Tesia Johnson arlos Rodrigues was 5-years-old jumped into action, contacting both the when he boarded a bus in Mexico university and Jessica’s high school, and with his mother and siblings. imploring them to take a look at Jessica. By the time he reached his destination, Tesia’s perseverance worked, and Jessica East Palo Alto, he had turned 6, and was will be matriculating this fall at Humreunited with a father he hadn’t seen boldt State, where she plans to study since he was 2 years old. He started first speech pathology. grade at Costano School, not knowing a Mikayla Handy-Mims agrees with word of English. Jessica’s assessment. IHAD has kept “There were kids making fun of me,” her on track despite a host of medical says Carlos, recalling that day in Septem- and family problems that threatened to ber 2001. “But I was lucky, because there torpedo her academic career. The close was IHAD. They helped me make friends relationships she’s developed with proand adjust.” gram directors and IHAD is shorthand other Dreamers have for “I Have a Dream,” a sustained her through national program whose Local ‘I Have a Dream’ her challenges, but she Belle Haven/East Palo chapter ‘adopted’ an also credits an array Alto chapter “adopted” of IHAD activities, entire class of firstan entire class of firstincluding dances and graders back in 2001. graders and committed field trips, for keepBuilding Futures Now, ing her engaged and to support them the nonprofit that runs motivated. through college. the local chapter, made She knows she wants a commitment to supto devote her life to port the students all the way through helping others, and will be attending Cal college with services that have included State Northridge with an eye toward a academic enrichment, extracurricular career in nursing. activities, full-time summer programFor Karina Naranjo, a journey halfway ming, volunteer mentors from Stan- around the world last summer resulted ford’s Graduate School of Business, and in transformational insights. Through assistance with college admissions and the Experiment in International Livtuition. ing, she traveled to Mongolia, where she Today, Carlos and over 50 other IHAD stayed with a host family in a remote seniors in high school, often referred to yurt and killed a goat for sustenance. as Dreamers, are young adults who have It was her first trip abroad, and graduated from local high schools. Most being away from familiar surroundings will be the first in their family to attend cemented the importance of family. college. Spending time with her business school Jessica Godinez became a member of mentors clarified her career goals: “My the IHAD class when she was in sixth mentors were so enthusiastic about all grade. She remembers the first day of the skills they were learning at school, school. “I was with my mom, terrified, and that helped me understand how I because everyone knew everyone else.” can pull all my interests together.” IHAD connected her to mentors and She will be studying business at Sonoprovided her ongoing support as she ma State, with a long-term goal of openentered high school, including extra help ing a nonprofit to help impoverished

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News of local college grads ■ Madeline Mayerson of Men-

lo Park was one of the more than 3,000 students graduated from Tufts University on May 19. Ms. Mayerson received a bachelor’s degree cum laude in child development. She was named to the spring 2013 dean’s list. ■ Any Wipfler of Menlo Park graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in art history from the School of Arts and Sciences. She was named to the spring 2013 dean’s list. Tufts University is located on three

Massachusetts campuses — in Boston, Medford/Somerville and Grafton — and in Talloires, France. ■ Haley Harrier of Menlo Park graduated from Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications with a major in communication, management and design. Her degree was awarded in May. Ithaca College is located in Ithaca, New York, in the Finger Lakes region. A total of 6,100 undergraduate and 400 graduate students are enrolled.

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Students, from left, Mikayla, Karina, Carlos and Jessica, are among those who are participating in the Building Futures Now program.

seniors. Meanwhile, she volunteers at Lytton Gardens, serving as a companion to two Alzheimer patients whose families rarely come visit them. “I’m the role model for my younger siblings,” she says. “They love to tell their friends: ‘That’s my older sister. And she’s going to college.’” Carlos also has a heavy commitment to community service. A soccer player at Eastside College Prep, he has coached children in recreational leagues for a couple of years, helped at the local Boys & Girls clubhouse, and tutored students. He informally evangelizes among his apartment neighbors. “There are so many high school kids there who don’t care about school,” he says. “They don’t have anyone who supports them, and they need more motivation. They don’t see the bigger picture. Maybe they’ve been put down too much?” Carlos wonders if he might have followed a similar path without the encouragement he received from the IHAD program staff and the mentors. “It was

inculcated in us that we were going to college. It was our eventual goal, and we knew why we were working toward it.” Fascinated by science and math, Carlos spent the summer after his sophomore year at a NASA program. Studying astronomy, building rockets, and programming robots steered him toward a path in engineering. When it came time to decide where to attend college, he looked for an institution that would enable him to study engineering while obtaining a well-rounded education. He applied to 14 colleges and was accepted almost everywhere, ultimately deciding to attend Pomona College in Claremont, California. Pomona is known for its rigorous academic program, but Carlos is ready for the challenge. “IHAD set us up to be prepared,” he says. “To help us take advantage of opportunities and keep us engaged with learning.” A

Visit buildingfuturesnow.org for more information on Building Futures Now and its programs for underserved students in Belle Haven and East Palo Alto.

Workshops teach kids printmaking skills By Sam Borsos Special to the Almanac

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ids at the Redwood City Library got to test their creativity in August with printmaking workshops led by master printer Kathryn Kain, who teaches printmaking at Stanford, Santa Clara and San Jose universities. The Fair Oaks Branch Library offered free workshops on printmaking for children

ages 6 to 12, funded by the San Francisco Foundation. Children learned hands-on printmaking skills: monoprinting, plexiglass plate inking, etching, lithography and silkscreen. Ms. Kain demonstrated such techniques as stencil, transfer and drypoint. Along with teaching at universities, Ms. Kain is a master printer for Smith-Andersen Editions and gives private

printmaking workshops. She has recently been working with ArtSeed, an arts-education nonprofit in San Francisco, and the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) in Mountain View, where she currently has an exhibit. Children left the workshops with a stack of handmade, colorful art pieces. The Fair Oaks branch library is at 2510 Middlefield Road in North Fair Oaks. A


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elow are election updates for Portola Valley and Woodside town councils, the high school and community college districts, the Woodside Fire Protection District and some other districts. All the elections are for four-year terms. Filing period ended Friday, Aug. 9, unless an incumbent did not file. In that event, the filing deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. Portola Valley

In Portola Valley, a contested election for the Town Council is a possibility. Incumbent Councilman Ted Driscoll, in his 20th year on the council, decided not to run for re-election so the filing deadline was extended to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. In pursuit of the three open seats, Mayor John Richards and Councilwoman Maryann Moise Derwin have filed, as has Craig Hughes, now on the Architectural and Site Control Commission. Mr. Richards will be running for his second term and Ms. Derwin for her third. Three other residents had taken out candidacy papers as of noon Monday, Aug. 12, according to the town clerk. SallyAnn Reiss said she decided not to run due to the demands of being on the council. Tyler Hinshaw and Bud Eisberg have taken out papers but have not yet filed them. Woodside

Unless there is a write-in candidate, Woodside’s Town Council election for three seats will not be contested. Mayor Anne Kasten and council members Deborah Gordon and Dave Tanner have all declared their candidacies for re-election and no other candidates came forward, according to the San Mateo County elections office. In recent elections, the Woodside council has opted for an election despite the lack of a contest. The council is planning a special session sometime before Aug. 22 to consider the question, Town Clerk Janet Koelsch told the Almanac. School boards

A contest is ahead for the two seats open on the board of the Sequoia Union High School District. The two incumbents — Alan Sarver and Chris Thomsen — have filed for re-election, and they face challenger Georgia Jack of Redwood City. In a contest for two seats on the board of the San Mateo County

Community College District, four candidates are running: incumbent Richard Holober and challengers Samuel Diaz, Thomas Mohr and George Yang. Other districts

The board of the Woodside Fire Protection District has one open seat and incumbent Peter Berger has filed to be re-elected to it. Three seats are open for the Los Trancos County Water District, but elections office records show just one candidate: Stanley R. Gage. For the two seats on the West Bay Sanitary District board, the two candidates are incumbents Edward “Ned” Moritz and Roy Thiele-Sardina. Records show no activity for the board of the Ladera Recreation District.

Menlo Park fire election: 4 qualify so far By Sandy Brundage

the five-member board he has served on since 2009. Rex Ianson, who has served on the board since 2005, also qualified. Stephen Nachtsheim, elected at the same time as Mr. Nelson, had not filed as of the Almanac’s print deadline, according to county’s election website. Former Menlo Park City Council candidates Carolyn Clarke and Chuck Bernstein have now filed. Written state-

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our out of five prospective candidates have now qualified for the upcoming election for three seats on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board of directors. The district serves Menlo Park, Atherton, East Palo Alto and portions of unincorporated San Mateo County. Incumbent Jack Nelson has qualified for re-election to

ments from both indicate that labor issues, with raises as a key point of contention, will be at the forefront of this year’s election. The fire district has been in protracted negotiations with the firefighters’ union for more than six years. If Mr. Nachtsheim did not file on Aug. 9, potential nonincumbent candidates have until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, to file papers. A

Victorian Days at Old Courthouse A Victorian tea will highlight Victorian Days to be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the San Mateo County History Museum in the Old Courthouse, 2200 Broadway in Redwood City.

Children and adults are invited to the tea, which will be served in four sessions. Actors will entertain the partygoers by portraying well-to-do Peninsula residents of the past. There will be children’s crafts,

including making picture frames, decorating tea cups, designing old-time hats, and creating fans and toy pocket watches. Cost of the tea is $5 for adults and $4 for children under 12. To reserve a tea session, call 2990104.

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ow that Stanford has agreed to meet some of the conCouncil member Kirsten Keith told the Almanac: “We are cerns raised by opponents of its proposed office, retail negotiating to make this the best project that it can be. I look and housing project at 500 El Camino Real, we hope the forward to continued revisions to improve the project.” City Council subcommittee charged with negotiating with the Clearly, Save Menlo’s rhetoric won’t lead to a better project university will continue its efforts to bring in more concessions for the city. But Stanford has demonstrated it’s willing to make that would make this 450,000-square-foot development more changes. That’s a good sign, and we urge all stakeholders to keep appealing to the entire community. working on the issues, including the size of the project, that have So far, Stanford has agreed to drop all medical office space, been identified by Save Menlo and others as potentially having a which generates far more traffic than regular office space. In significant impact on Menlo Park. addition, the university said it will help fund If the City Council believes that Stanford a pedestrian-bike tunnel under the Caltrain could do more to improve the project, it may EDI TORI AL tracks; work with the city of Menlo Park to be able to include such stipulations by revisThe opinion of The Almanac design a plaza for vehicle access to the huge, ing the specific plan. Stanford has not yet 450,000-square-foot complex; and pay for a pulled a building permit, which means the study of potential cut-through traffic in the neighborhoods city can make changes to the specific plan without fear of across from the project. legal reprisal. These are significant concessions. So it’s disconcerting to see Both sides seem to be preparing for the possibility of a refthe two principal members of Save Menlo attack the changes, erendum on the project. Save Menlo has raised $4,700 to pay saying they were shut out of the negotiations. Perla Ni told the attorneys who specialize in land use issues, with a goal of raisAlmanac that her group believes that the university is “politically ing $7,500. Meanwhile, Stanford conducted a telephone poll of and unduly influencing the city to fast-track the development ...” Menlo Park residents to gauge community support. The univerwhile George Fisher, Save Menlo’s liaison to the council subcom- sity declined to release the list of questions asked, but residents mittee, said: “I am shocked that the subcommittee is reporting said they included mention of the university’s contribution to the on these Stanford proposals prior to any discussion of them with community, the size of the mixed-use complex and whether the the neighborhood representative.” university is a good neighbor. This type of reaction is distracting and easily could turn off the But as we said back in April, the best course is for the subStanford negotiators. If anything, Save Menlo should acknowl- committee and Stanford to negotiate amicably and arrive at a edge the concessions by Stanford and say they look forward to compromise. Save Menlo should remember that it doesn’t speak more, given that there’s at least a month left for the subcommittee for all residents on this matter; some residents have said they weland university to talk before September, when the council will come the project. We hope council members Keith and Carlton consider whether the development highlights weaknesses in the and the rest of the subcommittee achieve an agreement that will new downtown/El Camino Real specific plan. avoid the implied threat to put the project on the ballot.

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What you can do to freshen the air Editor: I have always wanted to smell the sweet fresh air in Los Angeles. Sadly, I never smell the sweet fresh air I’ve always wanted to smell, but a putrid acidic air. But I don’t just want to breath in the refreshing air for myself. Everybody would benefit from the fresh air. To help make the air smell sweeter all over the world, we should do these three important things: use public transportation, carpool, and bike or walk to close places. And while doing this, we are helping stop global warming, too. Do you know that whenever you ride in your own car you are destroying the earth? When you use public transportation, it uses less gas. For example, if 70 people needed to go 20 miles to the grocery store, how many Continued on next page

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Our Regional Heritage At the time of the American Revolution, the richest resource in our area was the spectacular redwood forest, with some trees boasting a circumference of 70 feet. In the 1800s, most of the redwood trees were cut and taken down from the hills through what is now Portola Valley and Woodside, to ultimately be used in construction of the growing city of San Francisco. Here, logs are pulled down Page Mill and Arastradero roads in the 1800s.


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Housing donors needed for victims of Redwood City fire By Warren Slocum

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gallons do you think it would take for all of them to get there in cars? It would take 50 gallons! How many gallons do you think it would take if they all went on buses? It would take only 42 gallons. A bus creates 300 grams of carbon dioxide emissions per passenger mile. A car creates 375 grams per passenger mile. Imagine how much that could hurt the earth. Wake up tomorrow, hop on the bus and you’re on an adventure to save the earth. If public transportation does not fit into your schedule, another thing you could try to help save the earth: Start carpooling. A common complaint: Carpooling will take too long, but they are wrong. You can use the carpool lane! And while you’re zipping past all the other cars you can stick your head out the window and you’ll know you are saving the earth. If you’re just going somewhere nearby, you could walk or bike there. Some people think it’s really hard to walk farther than one mile, but if you keep trying it will become easier and easier and you’ll become stronger. Also if you were going places farther than a mile, it would be more efficient to bike. The best way to help stop global warming is to walk or bike because it does not pollute the air at all. In addition if you bike or walk it

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vacate the motels in 30 days. They, along with magine how you would feel if you and so many others, must compete for a very your family lost everything in a fire and limited number of affordable housing units you couldn’t find a new place to live? Now in this market. County motels have provided accomimagine your home was one of the modations to the fire victims very few affordable places to live in up to now. However, motels are one of the most expensive areas of not permanent housing solutions. the country. They have done their part in dealWith one-bedroom units in ing with emergency housing. We Redwood City commanding an thank them. average of $2,053 per month (an We are now asking San increase of 8.2 percent over last Mateo County apartment building year), the victims of the July 7 sixGUEST owners for help. We ask that you alarm fire at the Hallmark House OPINION consider offering one vacant unit Apartment building on Woodside in your building to a fire victim. Road are in desperate straits to We realize this is a unique request, duplicate the rare living arrangebut these people have lost their housing ments they had. because of a fire and not through any fault Eighty people (out of 97) have not been able to find a place to live in San Mateo County of their own. For those people with vacant in-law units, that they can afford. After moving from a motels with living units and home-share temporary shelter at the National Guard opportunities, we ask that you help. We’re Armory to local motels, the fire victims are facing yet another challenge: They have to not asking that the unit be free — we’re ask-

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ing that it be affordable. And we’re not asking that it be forever — we’re asking that it be for as long as the tenant wants to call it home. We’re not asking for multiple units — we’re asking for a single unit. If enough housing rental units aren’t found in the next couple of weeks for these people, the 80 fire victims will be forced to look for housing in places like Modesto, Fresno or Galt — communities that are not known, not “home.� Help just one individual, couple or family who are fire victims to stay in our county, stay connected to their friends, doctors, dentists, schools, favorite parks, stores and familiar places. Help them keep what’s left of what they know as “home.� Just one unit. That’s what we’re asking. To offer a unit to a fire victim, please contact Supervisor Warren Slocum at (650) 363-4570 or wslocum@smcgov.org. Warren Slocum represents the 4th District on the Board of Supervisors and lives in Redwood City.

won’t cost anything. Anything you do, like walking to your neighbor’s house, will help stop global warming. Already many people in cities are using public transportation, many people carpool to school, and many neighbors walk and bike to the park. Everybody should keep trying these solutions, and for people who haven’t started yet: join in. And in a few years we all could be saving the earth and saving all the animals that are going extinct. Thank you. Kaz Shin-Sherman is a fifthgrader who lives in Atherton. that is calculated to make a statement, anytime and anywhere. It lets people know that you are to be taken seriously. Whether you need a pair of reading specs or a spectacular pair of sunglasses, take a look at one of the hottest trends in eyewear. When you visit MENLO OPTICAL, we like to ask questions about your lifestyle, your likes and dislikes, and how you will normally be wearing your glasses. Then we can show you a wide range of styles and frames and may make recommendations based on your facial appearance and lifestyle. For more information, please call 322-3900 or visit us at 1166 University Drive, on the corner of Oak Grove Avenue and University Drive. P.S. Aviator frames are also making a strong comeback. Mark Schmidt is an American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners Certified Optician licensed by the Medical Board of California. He can be easily reached at Menlo Optical, 1166 University Drive, Menlo Park. 650-322-3900.

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Special Events Artistry in Fashion The Canada College fashion department hosts its 22nd annual “Artistry in Fashion,� a shopping extravaganza that features 60 designers selling clothing, jewelry and other fashions. Visitors can also tour the fashion department’s open house from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 entry donation, free parking. Canada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Woodside. Call 650 306-3370. www.ArtistryinFashion.com Senior Showcase Information Fair Little House is hosting a Senior Showcase

with more than 40 exhibitors from all over the Bay Area offering services, giveaways and information. There will be goody bags, refreshments, blood pressure screening, “Ask The Pharmacist� and more. Aug. 24, 9 a.m.1 p.m. Free. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-344-5200. www.smdailyjournal.com/seniorshowcase/ Menlo Park Summer Concert Series The Sun Kings, a Beatles tribute band, will perform as part of the 2013 Menlo Park Summer Concert Series in the park. Audience members are encouraged to bring a picnic basket and blanket for the outdoor performance. Free. Aug. 14, 6:30-8 p.m. Fremont Park, University & Santa Cruz

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Litquake Palo Alto 2013 Litquake is a festival of books, ideas and community hosted by the Oshman JCC. There will be a variety of salons on topics from thrillers to Silicon Valley non-fiction. Aug. 18, 2 p.m. Free. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Call 650-223-8700. www.paloaltojcc. org/events/2013/08/18/community-events/ litquake-palo-alto-2013/ Tracy Guzeman in conversation with Ellen Sussman Tracy Guzeman’s “The Gravity of Birds� is part mystery, part psychological drama and part love story. Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com/event/tracy-guzemanconversation-ellen-sussman YA Event: ‘Crown of Midnight’ Sarah J. Maas discusses and signs her new novel about 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien. Aug. 28, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com/event/ya-sarah-j-maas

Art Galleries ‘Hercules: Renaissance Hero’ With images by Albrecht Durer, Hendrick Golzius and 12 of their contemporaries, this exhibition illustrates how Renaissance artists imagined Hercules, a mythical Greek demigod endowed with exceptional strength. Wednesday through Sunday until Nov. 24, 11 a.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. events.stanford.edu/jse/jsp/search. jsp?oe=en&qor=&q=hercules

Classes/Workshops ‘California Apricots: Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley’ Little House hosts Robin Chapman, author of the new book “California Apricots -- the Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley� as she explores the history of California apricot orchards, which long dominated life in the Santa Clara Valley. Aug. 27, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $3. Little House Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025, ext. 222. www.penvol.org/ littlehouse/contact.cfm Skype: Online Video Conferencing The Woodside Library hosts a workshop on Skype. Learn how to open a free account, set up your equipment and software, make simple conference calls over the Internet, create and maintain a contact list and use other provided features. Aug. 24, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org

Community Events Portola Valley Farmers’ Market Thursdays, 3-7 p.m., 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. www.portolavalleyfarmersmarket.com The Mountain Goat Farmers’ Market, held in front of the Skywood Trading Post. Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m., 17285 Skyline Blvd., Woodside. www.mountaingoatfarmersmarket. com Woodside Farmers’ Market Sundays, noon-4 p.m., Woodside Elementary School, 3195 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.woodsidefarmersmarket.com

Concerts Generation Esmeralda , featuring original lead singer Jimmy Goings, performs tributes to the music of “Santa Esmeralda,� who did disco remakes of the 1960s hits such as “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood� and “House of the Rising Sun.� Aug. 17, 8:30 p.m. $20 general admission. Angelicas, 863 Main St., Redwood City. Call 650-365-3226. www. angelicasllc.com/entertainment.htm Music on the Square: ‘Love Fool’ is a live show performing hits from the 80s, 90s and today. Supported by KOIT 96.5FM. Aug. 16, 6-8 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/events/musiconthesquare.html

Kids & Families ‘Paws for Tales’ On the fourth Saturday of each month, children ages five and up can sign up to read to a trained service dog. Help improve reading skills and build reading confidence. May 25-Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time “Baby Bounce and Rhyme� combines singing, dancing, reading, and playing. This program is specifically for babies ages 0-18 months

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(although older children are welcome too). May 7-December 17, 11:15-11:45 a.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org Summer Reading Program Children, teens and adults can participate in the Summer Reading Program at the Atherton Library. The theme is “Reading is Soooo Delicious!� Read and participate in raffle drawings. The program is during library hours until Aug. 23 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.). Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org

Film Family Movie Night This month’s family movie night film at the Atherton Library is “Ratatouille.� With dreams of becoming a chef, a culinary genius in the form of a rat makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famed French restaurant. “Ratatouille� is rated G. 111 min. Follows the end of the summer reading picnic. Aug. 23, 7-9 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org Movies on the Square “The Croods� is a prehistoric comedy that follows the world’s first family as they embark on a journey when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Aug. 15, 8:15 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/events/ movies.html

Live Music Music on the Square: ‘Journey Revisited’ A Journey tribute band will perform as part of Redwood City’s “Music on the Square� summer concert series. Aug. 23, 6-8 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/ events/musiconthesquare.html Ray Obiedo & Mistura Fina Portola Vineyards’ concert series continues with the contemporary Brasilian, Caribbean and Latin jazz of Ray Obiedo & Mistura Fina. The vineyard will serve its Santa Cruz Mountains pinot and invites attendees to bring a picnic. Aug. 18, 5:30-7 p.m. $8 adults, $4 children, plus ticketing fee. Portola Vineyards, 850 Los Trancos Road, Portola Valley. www.eventbrite. com/event/6825420015?ref=ebtnebtckt

On Stage ‘Happy Days’ Stanford Summer Theater presents Samuel Beckett’s “Happy Days,� directed by Rush Rehm, with Courtney Walsh, and Don Demico. Sundays, Aug. 15-25, 2-3:45 p.m. $25 general admission; $15 for students and seniors. Nitery Theater, Old Union, 514 Lasuen Mall, Building 590, Stanford. www.stanford.edu/group/summertheater/cgi-bin/sst/tickets ‘Happy Days’ Stanford Summer Theater presents “Happy Days� by Samuel Beckett. Thursday--Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Aug. 15-25. A post-show discussion follows Sunday matinees. Purchase tickets online. $25; $15 students and seniors. Nitery Theater, Old Union, Stanford University, 514 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. Call 650-725-5838. Shakespeare in the Park: ‘Macbeth’ The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival brings its performance of “Macbeth� to downtown Redwood City for three weekends in August. Saturday performances: Aug. 17 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday performances: Aug. 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. 2 p.m. Free. Sequoia High School, 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City. www.redwoodcity.org/ events/stage.htm

Et Alia Peninsula Rose Society Meeting Jolene Adams, president of the American Rose Society and a writer and lecturer on roses, will discuss and give a slide presentation on classic rose shrubs at the next meeting of the Peninsula Rose Society on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City. Call 650-363-2062. www. peninsularosesociety.org Tai Chi The Woodside Library hosts a tai chi class in its native plant garden (weather permitting). Instructor Ben Dineen leads this 60-minute class, which is open to all ability levels. July 26-Sept. 27, 10-11 a.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside . www.smcl.org


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1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement WILBUR WILDCAT ‘63 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 256743 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Wilbur Wildcat ‘63, located at 220 Hedge Road, Menlo Park CA 94025, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): DEE CARLSON 220 Hedge Road Menlo Park, CA 94025 CAROL PAOLUCCI 7066 Mesa Dr. Aptos, CA 95003 This business is conducted by: Copartners. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 7/11/13. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on July 11, 2013. (ALM July 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14, 2013) SOL@ F.B. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 256552 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Sol@ F.B., located at 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County; Mailing address: 2020 West El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040. Registered owner(s): HECTOR SOL 311 Monroe Drive Mountain View, CA 94040 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 June 26, 2013. (ALM July 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14, 2013) MIER’S DRYWALL FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 256549 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Mier’s Drywall, located at 2252 Poplar Ave., E. Palo Alto, CA 94303, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): SUGEY M MIER 2252 Poplar Ave. E. 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 June 26, 2013. (ALM July 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14, 2013) H AND M PROPERTIES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 256850 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: H and M Properties, located at 142 Berkshire Ave., Redwood City, CA 94063, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): DOUGLAS H. JARAMILLO 609 14th Ave. Menlo Park, CA 94025 OLGA M. JARAMILLO 609 14th Ave. Menlo Park, CA 94025 This business is conducted by: Married Couple. 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 July 19, 2013. (ALM July 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 2013) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF THE USE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. M-249617 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s): KERI CHRISTIE The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME(S): AW COLLISION OF SERRAMONTE 435 Serramonte Blvd. Colma, CA 94024 FILED IN SAN MATEO COUNTY ON: 03/26/2012 REGISTRANT’S NAME(S): AW COLLISION NC1 1729 Junction Ave. San Jose, CA 95112 /s/ 4660 Hill Top View Lane San Jose, CA 95138

THIS BUSINESS WAS CONDUCTED BY a Corporation. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of San Mateo County on July 24, 2013 (ALM July 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 2013) MyDigital Health Network FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 256916 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: MyDigital Health Network, located at 950 Espinosa Road, Woodside, CA 94062, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): DAVID DUBBS 950 Espinosa Road Woodside, CA 94062 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 July 25, 2013. (ALM July 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 2013) File No. 256881 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. ADVANCE AMERICA 2. ADVANCE AMERICA, CASH ADVANCE CENTERS 3. ADVANCE AMERICA CASH ADVANCE Located at: 765 Hickey Blvd., Pacifica, CA 94044, COUNTY: San Mateo Mail Address: 135 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306 Is (are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): Advance America, Cash Advance Centers of California, LLC, 135 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306 This business is conducted by: limited liability company. Corporation/LLC: Yes Organization: DE LLC: 200026510070 (CA) The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN or names on October 15, 1998 ``I declare that all information in this statement is true`` (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she know to be false is guilty of a crime.) Signature of Registrant: James A. Ovenden Print Name: JAMES A. OVENDEN, CFO / VP Signature MUST be that of an appropriate person, i.e. the individual, one of the general partners, a trustee or, if a corporation, by an officer (title must be included). A fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law. This statement was filed with Mark Church, Assessor-County ClerkRecorder, San Mateo County on July 23, 2013. MARK CHURCH, COUNTY CLERK BY: NATASHA VAN, Deputy Clerk. (ALM Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013) CORE CONSULTING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 257002 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Core Consulting, located at 810 Glencrag Way, Suite B, Woodside, CA 94062, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): PETER STINE 810 Glencrag Way, Suite B Woodside, CA 94062 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 08/01/2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on July 31, 2013. (ALM Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013) HAYLEY’S FITNESS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 257040 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Hayley’s Fitness, located at 1244 Los Trancos Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): HAYLEY DAWN LEINFELDER 1244 Los Trancos Road Portola Valley, CA 94028 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 August 1, 2013. (ALM Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013) CAFE BORRONE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 257011 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Cafe Borrone, located at 1010 El Camino Real Suite 110, Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County; Mail Address: 2198 Gordon Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): CAFE BORRONE, INC. 2024 Broadway Street Redwood City, CA 94063 This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 12/01/1989. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on July 31, 2013. (ALM Aug. 14, 21, 28, Sept. 4, 2013) BORRONE MARKETBAR FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 257012 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Borrone Marketbar, located at 1010 El Camino Real Suite 140, Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County; Mail Address: 2198 Gordon Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): CAFE BORRONE, INC. 2024 Broadway Street Redwood City, CA 94063 This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 01/01/2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on July 31, 2013. (ALM Aug. 14, 21, 28, Sept. 4, 2013) ACE - A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 256942 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Ace - A Commitment to Excellence, located at 159 Alta Mesa Road, Woodside, CA 94062, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): ANDREA CAROLYN MOSS 159 Alta Mesa Road Woodside, CA 94062 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 07/01/2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on July 26, 2013. (ALM Aug. 14, 21, 28, Sept. 4, 2013)

997 All Other Legals ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO Case No.: CIV522586 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: LISA ANN RUGGIERO MADDEN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: LISA ANN RUGGIERO MADDEN to LISA RUGGIERO MADDEN. 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: September 5, 2013, 9:00 a.m., Dept.: PJ; Room: 2J of the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, located at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: THE ALMANAC Date: July 5, 2013 /s/ Robert D. Foiles JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (ALM July 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 2013)

APN: 083-071-180-0 TS No: CA09001155-12-1S2 TO No: 7742450404 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED March 3, 2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On September 10, 2013 at 01:00 PM, Auction.com Room at San Mateo Events Center, 2495 S. Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA 94403, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on March 11, 2008 as Instrument No. 2008-026142 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Mateo County, California, executed by SEAN O`CONNOR A SINGLE MAN, as Trustor(s), in favor of WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 238 CUESTA REAL, LA HONDA, CA 94020 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $398,441.53 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder`s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call Auction.com at 800.280.2832 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address www.Auction.com for informa-

tion regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA09001155-12-1S2. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: July 23, 2013 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA09001155-12-1S2 17100 Gillette Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Lupe Tabita, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT www.Auction.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AUCTION.COM at 800.280.2832 TRUSTEE CORPS MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P1051919 7/31, 8/7, 08/14/2013 ALM ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO Case No.: CIV522807 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: LINDA FROST filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: LINDA FROST, aka LINDA LOU MARTIN, aka LINDA LOU ROBERTS to LINDAGRACE FROST. 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: September 11, 2013, 9:00 a.m., Dept.: PJ, Room: 2J, of the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, located at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: THE ALMANAC Date: July 23, 2013 /s/ Robert D. Foiles JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (ALM Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013)

T.S. No: A542145 CA Unit Code: A Loan No: 3000013543/ROSE VIRGI AP #1: 060-064-180-7 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE CLEAR RECON CORP., as duly appointed Trustee under the following described Deed of Trust WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (in the forms which are lawful tender in the United States) and/or the cashier’s, certified or other checks specified in Civil Code Section 2924h (payable in full at the time of sale to T.D. Service Company) all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property hereinafter described: Trustor: ROSE VIRGINIA DRAGOO, TRUSTEE OF THE ROSE VIRGINIA DRAGOO FAMILY TRUST 2000 Recorded January 23, 2006 as Instr. No. 2006-009993 in Book —- Page —- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County; CALIFORNIA , pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded May 10, 2013 as Instr. No. 2013-070466 in Book —- Page —- of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED JANUARY 18, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 553 6TH AVENUE, MENLO PARK, CA 94025 “(If a street address or common designation of property is shown above, no warranty is given as to its completeness or correctness).” Said Sale of property will be made in “as is” condition without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title possession, or encumbrances, to

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Piano lessons in Palo Alto Voice Lessons

135 Group Activities Thanks to St Jude

145 Non-Profits Needs DONATE YOUR CAR truck or boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. 888-902-6851. (Cal-SCAN) DONATE YOUR CAR Fast Free Towing 24 hr. Response - Tax Deduction. UNITED BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION. Providing Free Mammograms & Breast Cancer Info 888-792-1675 (Cal-SCAN) DONATE BOOKS/HELP PA LIBRARY

150 Volunteers Fosterers Needed for Moffet Cats FRIENDS OF THE PALO ALTO LIBRARY Museum Volunteer Opportunity

For Sale

Preschool Open House 8/10

201 Autos/Trucks/ Parts

Stanford music tutoring

BMW 1997 Z3 - $9500

original ringtones

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130 Classes & Instruction HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FROM HOME. 6 - 8 weeks. ACCREDITED. Get a Diploma. Get A Job! No computer needed. FREE brochure. 1-800-264-8330. Benjamin Franklin HS. www.diplomafromhome. com (Cal-SCAN) French Classes through The Alliance Francaise starting in June every Tuesday and Thursday 7pm - 8:30pm @ Douce France Cafe, Town and Country Village, PA. Register: www.afsf.com or call 415/775-7755 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 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 www.HopeStreetMusicStudios.com

210 Garage/Estate Sales Ath: Temporary Change in Classified Deadlines Classified deadlines for the Weekly and Voice Best Of and Almanac Readers’ Choice newspapers have been changed as follows: August 30 Weekly Monday, August 26 at Noon August 28 Almanac Wednesday, August 21 at Noon August 23 Voice Friday, August 16 at Noon Early deadlines apply to these newspapers only. Please call 650/326-8216 with any questions or to place your ad.

Mountain View, 20+ Families Garage Sale, Start At 1545 Alison Ave, Saturday, Aug. 17th, 8am-1pm RWC: 1228 Douglas Ave., 8/16, 11-2; 8/17, 9-1 BIG RUMMAGE SALE benefits Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. (Just south of Woodside Rd., bet. Broadway and Bayshore Fwy.) CASH ONLY (650)497-8332 or during sale (650)568-9840

245 Miscellaneous

BMW 2000 323i - $4500 VW 2001 Cabrio (Convertible) - $3950

202 Vehicles Wanted CASH FOR CARS: Any Car/Truck. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Call For Instant Offer: 1-888-420-3808 www.cash4car.com (AAN CAN)

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Kid’s Stuff 330 Child Care Offered Christian Preschool EXPERIENCED NANNY

390 Kids for Summer Jobs LINED JACKETS:BOY/GIRLTO 12YRS.D

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Menlo Park, 2198 Harkins Ave, August 17 & 18, 9-4 Multi Family Garage (Yard) Sale Sat & Sun 9-4. Everything from Furniture, Toys, Clothing, & Much More

COMPOPRESARIOMV500 - $200-

BMW 2000 323i Blue, 154,200 Miles, $4500 Automatic. DSC not working

Reptile Cage/40 Gallon - $75

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220 Computers/ Electronics

BMW 1999 323i Convertible 1999 BMW 323i convertible. Manual 5 speed 2.5L sport pkg, very low miles (84K miles). Single Owner very well maintained through the BMW Dealership. Recently spent $3,000 dollars on the convertible and new back window. Includes a wind deflector and case cover valued at ~$400.00 and a car cover. Passed Smog and new registration Asking $7500.00 obo Contact info: 650-964-9167 or dvanbeau@gmail.com

CANOE - $425.00

425 Health Services ATTENTION 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) CA$H FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS!! Don't throw boxes away-HELP OTHERS. Unopened/Unexpired boxes only. All Brands Considered. Call Anytime! 24hrs/7days. (888) 491-1168 (Cal-SCAN) Canada Drug Center is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90 percent on all your medication needs. Call today 1-800-273-0209, for $10.00 off your first prescription and free shipping. (Cal-SCAN) VIAGRA 100MG, 40 pills+/4 free, only $99.00. Save Big Now, Discreet shipping. Call 1-800-374-2619 Today! FDA approved. (AAN CAN)

475 Psychotherapy & Counseling Bette U. Kiernan, MFT 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

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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. easywork-greatpay.com (AAN CAN) AIRLINE CAREERS begin here – Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Job placement and Financial assistance for qualified students. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-242-3382 (Cal-SCAN) AIRLINE CAREERS begin here – Get FAA approved Maintenance training. Financial aid for qualified students – Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-804-5293 (Cal-SCAN) AIRLINE CAREERS begin here – Get trained as FAA certified Aviation Technician. Housing and Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-492-3059 (AAN CAN) Drivers - CDL-A Train and Work for Us! Professional, focused CDL training available. Choose Company Driver, Owner Operator, Lease Operator or Lease Trainer. (877) 369-7126 www.CentralTruckDrivingJobs.com (Cal-SCAN) DRIVERS: Summer Freight is Here! $$$ Up to 50 cpm $$$. $500 Orientation Pay. CDL-A Required Call 877-258-8782. www.ad-drivers.com (Cal-SCAN)

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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) Computer Problems got you down? I can help...Repair, Upgrades, Installations, and much more Call Robert 650-575-2192

624 Financial Cut your STUDENT LOAN payments in HALF or more even if you are Late or in Default. Get Relief FAST Much LOWER payments. Call Student Hotline 855-589-8607 (Cal-SCAN) GET FREE OF CREDIT CARD DEBT NOW! Cut payments by up to half. Stop creditors from calling. 888-416-2691. (Cal-SCAN) Guaranteed Income For Your Retirement. Avoid market risk & get guaranteed income in retirement! CALL for FREE copy of our SAFE MONEY GUIDE Plus Annuity Quotes from A-Rated companies! 800-375-8607 (Cal-SCAN)

636 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)

Home Services

730 Electrical

Clarence Electric Co.

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

#955129

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 Bryan’s Weedwhacking Call me today! 831-524-5278.

& GARDEN Ceja’s HOME LANDSCAPE

30 Years in family

Ya       Tree triming & removing, including P   

650.814.1577  650.455.0062 Citiscapes I have landscaped here for over 30 years. Free consultation. Ken MacDonald 650-465-5627 Lic# 749570 J. Garcia Garden Maintenance Service Free est. 20 years exp. (650)366-4301 or (650)346-6781

J. L. GARDENING SERVICE

August 30 Weekly Monday, August 26 at Noon August 28 Almanac Wednesday, August 21 at Noon August 23 Voice Friday, August 16 at Noon Early deadlines apply to these newspapers only. Please call 650/326-8216 with any questions or to place your ad.

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

715 Cleaning Services Family House Service Weekly/bi-weekly green cleaning. Com., Res., apts., honest, reliable, family owned. Refs. Sam, 650/315-6681. Navarro Housecleaning Services Apartments and homes. Carpets and windows. 20 years exp., good refs. Call for free est. 650/853-3058; 650/796-0935

Orkopina Housecleaning Since 1985 Laundr W  Walls/Windows   Out

Dependable, Trustworthy, Detailed

650-962-1536 Bonded & Insured | Lic. 20624

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Moutain View Ca., 3 BR/1 BA For rent 3 bedroom 1 bath house walking distance to costo, google. No pets! for more info. call 650-968-1266

767 Movers

Palo Alto Home, 4 BR/2 BA - 4900... mo

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 Arnie Henrikson Painting Quality Interior & Exterior work Free Estimate & Color Consultation Call 650-949-1498 Lic. # 727343

Palo Alto, 5+ BR/3.5 BA - $8,350/mo Palo Alto, 5+ BR/4+ BA - $7,500/mo Portola Valley, 2 BR/2 BA - $5,400.00 Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $3,800.00 Redwood City, 4 BR/2 BA Quiet and comfortable, one block from Atherton. Plenty of parking, close to Woodside Plaza, Alameda, and 280. 5 mins to Stanford. Landscaped, gardener included.

Glen Hodges Painting Call me first! Senior discount. 45 yrs. #351738. 650/322-8325 H.D.A. Painting and Drywall Interior/exterior painting, drywall installed. Mud, tape all textures. Free est. 650/207-7703 STYLE PAINTING Full service painting. Insured. Lic. 903303. 650/388-8577

775 Asphalt/ Concrete Mtn. View Asphalt Sealing Driveway, parking lot seal coating. Asphalt repair, striping. 30+ yrs. family owned. Free est. Lic. 507814. 650/967-1129 Roe General Engineering Asphalt, concrete, pavers, tiles, sealing, new construct, repairs. 35 yrs exp. No job too small. Lic #663703. 650/814-5572

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Woodside, 4 BR/3.5 BA $6500/ mo .Former Servants Quarters and Carriage House at the Schilling Estate 295 Grandview Drive, Woodside, CA web site: www.295grandview.com phone: 415 552 1010

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:// www.Roommates.com. (AAN CAN) Menlo Park, 2 BR/1 BA - $1,100/mo

25 Years of Exp.

Redwood Shores Room - $1,400/mon

650-520-9097

815 Rentals Wanted

      

www.JLGARDENING.COM LANDA’S GARDENING & LANDSCAPING *Yard Maintenance*New Lawns*Clean Ups*Tree Trimming*Wood Fences* Rototilling*Power Washing*irrigation timer programming. 17 years experience. Call Ramon 650-576-6242

701 AC/Heating Temporary Change in Classified Deadlines Classified deadlines for the Weekly and Voice Best Of and Almanac Readers’ Choice newspapers have been changed as follows:

Johnston Hauling 100% Recycle Junk Removal Best Rates * Local Since 1985 650/327-HAUL; 415/999-0594 Insured - PL/PD

Leo Garcia Landscape/ Maintenance Lawn and irrig. install, clean-ups. Res. and comml. maint. Free Est. Lic. 823699. 650/369-1477. R.G. Landscape Yard Clean-ups, maintenance, installations. Call Reno for free est. 650/468-8859

Sam’s Garden Service General CleanuGardening PrunTrimming New LawnSprinkler Systems

 Planting (650) 969-9894

751 General Contracting A NOTICE TO READERS: It is illegal for an unlicensed person to perform contracting work on any project valued at $500.00 or more in labor and materials. State law also requires that contractors include their license numbers on all advertising. Check your contractor’s status at www.cslb.ca.gov or 800-321-CSLB (2752). Unlicensed persons taking jobs that total less than $500.00 must state in their advertisements that they are not licensed by the Contractors State License Board.

757 Handyman/ Repairs ABLE

HANDYMAN FRED

30 Years Experience 650.529.1662 650.483.4227

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

Professional/ Student Teacher Looking for Quiet Rental SOLID ROCK PAVING Service your driveway now!

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

781 Pest Control Goppher/Trapper

783 Plumbing Middlebrook’s Plumbing/Radiant

799 Windows Bobs Window Cleaning Free Estimates, Serving the Bay Area Since 1980. 650/968-7654

Real Estate 801 Apartments/ Condos/Studios Ath: Temporary Change in Classified Deadlines Classified deadlines for the Weekly and Voice Best Of and Almanac Readers’ Choice newspapers have been changed as follows:

825 Homes/Condos for Sale La Honda, 2 BR/2 BA Craftsman Dream - Sunny La Honda www.217RedwoodDr.com 2BR/2BA 1440 sq ft. + Art Studio + 1/2 Acre Sparkling Diamond! Open FLR Pln, FR DRs, HRWD FLRs,Open Beam Ceilings, Skylites, Lush Fern Garden, Kit: Red Birch Cabs, Gran Cntrs, Pro SS Apps, Agt 650-996-5354 Los Altos - $799000 Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA - $1099000 Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $899000 Sunnyvale, 3 BR/2 BA - $599999 Woodside, 3 BR/2 BA - $1099000

840 Vacation Rentals/Time Shares $399 Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive Special - Stay 6 Days In A Luxury Beachfront Resort With Unlimited Meals And Drinks For $399! www.luxurycabohotel.com 888-481-9660 (Cal-SCAN)

850 Acreage/Lots/ Storage Land for sale 80 acres near San Jose. $125000 www.80acres.weebly.com

890 Real Estate Wanted Professional/ Student

August 30 Weekly Monday, August 26 at Noon August 28 Almanac Wednesday, August 21 at Noon August 23 Voice Friday, August 16 at Noon Early deadlines apply to these newspapers only. Please call 650/326-8216 with any questions or to place your ad. Mountain View - $1650 Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1595 Mountain View, 2 BR/2 BA - $2,500/ mon San Carlos, 2 BR/2 BA - $2,300.00

803 Duplex Redwood City, 2 BR/1 BA - $2,500.00

805 Homes for Rent Mountain View, 3 BR/2.5 BA - $4725

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1VCMJD/PUJDFT Public Notices continued from Page 21 pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest as in said note provided, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. Said sale will be held on: SEPTEMBER 3, 2013, AT 12:30 P.M. *AT THE MARSHALL STREET ENTRANCE TO THE HALL OF JUSTICE AND RECORDS 400 COUNTY CENTER REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063 At the time of the initial publication of this notice, the total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the above described Deed of Trust and estimated costs, expenses, and advances is $622,854.26. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 480-5690 or (800) 843-0260 ext 5690 or visit this Internet Web site: http://www.tacforeclosures. com/sales, using the file number assigned to this case A542145 A. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: August 6, 2013 CLEAR RECON CORP. as said Trustee, as Authorized Agent for the Beneficiary MARLENE CLEGHORN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY T.D. SERVICE COMPANY 4000 W. Metropolitan Drive, Suite 400 Orange, CA 92868-0000 The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If available , the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or (800) 843-0260 ext 5690 or you may access sales information at http:// www.tacforeclosures.com/sales. TAC# 965109 PUB: 08/14/13, 08/21/13, 08/28/13 ALM T.S. No. 2013-1496 Order No. 0118040640 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/13/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings

association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: MISAEL RAMIREZ AND MARLENE RAMIREZ Duly Appointed Trustee: S.B.S. TRUST DEED NETWORK, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION Deed of Trust recorded 12/21/2006 as Instrument No. 2006193404 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Mateo County, California, Date of Sale: 9/4/2013 at 12:30 PM Place of Sale: At the Marshall St. entrance to the Hall of Justice and Records, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other reasonable estimated charges: $129,367.77 Street Address or other common designation of purported real property: 3816 FAIR OAKS AVE, MENLO PARK, CA 94025 A.P.N. 060-124-030-2 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the trustee within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call FOR SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL (714) 573-1965 or LOG ONTO or visit this Internet Web site WWW.priorityposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 2013-1496. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 7/31/2013 S.B.S. TRUST DEED NETWORK, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION 31194 La Baya Drive, Suite 106 Westlake Village, CA 91362 (818) 991-4600 FRANCIS FRANCO, TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P1053999 8/14, 8/21, 08/28/2013 ALM

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