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e are being watched. Surveillance programs operated by government agencies, from the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security to local police departments, are accumulating untold amounts of information on residents who, in the vast majority of cases, are law-abiding citizens. As government agencies, in the name of public safety, step up the use of technology to follow our movements and collect personal information that once was off-limits, what safeguards are needed to protect our privacy and civil liberties? And who’s asking that question? Former state senator Joe Simitian, for one. Last year, when he was still in Sacramento and chair of the senate’s Select Committee on Privacy, Mr. Simitian introduced a bill to regulate aspects of license plate data collection. The effort ended in defeat, but the defeat didn’t end the former senator’s concerns about the increasingly pervasive data-mining of American lives. With the growing number of surveillance tools available to the government — and to the commercial sector — Mr. Simitian believes there’s cause for concern. “Are the important privacy ques-
As government agencies step up the use of technology to follow our movements and mine our personal information, what’s being done to protect our privacy and civil liberties?
tions being asked and answered? My observation is that these are questions that are rarely if ever asked.” Individual civil liberties advocates and organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union are also raising concerns. The ACLU released a report last July on the proliferation in the use of license plate readers across the country, stating that the trend “poses serious privacy and other civil liberties threats.” Local residents and motorists can expect a boost in the volume of information collected on their movement through public spaces as the city of Men-
lo Park buys and puts into use surveillance cameras and license plate scanners capable of reading hundreds of plates a minute from their roaming patrol car perches. Balance needed
Steve Taffee, a Menlo Park resident who joined the police department’s new citizens advisory group to talk about privacy issues, said that his primary concerns are data retention and data sharing, concerns echoed by two other groups he participates in. “I’ve been a longtime member of both the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. I’m
particularly interested in privacy issues and balancing things that would allow companies to deliver products and services that we as citizens want, while protecting our rights and data,” Mr. Taffee explained. “It seems like there’s always been a tension between these two things. Lately, the pendulum seems to be swinging more toward citizens giving up privacy rights or having privacy taken from them, without getting a lot in exchange.” Mr. Taffee, who has a background in software development, understands the utility of license plate readers, which in essence turn a manual task into an automated, faster one. “It’s a logical extension, and an important law enforcement tool,” Mr. Taffee said. “But ‘big data’ is not well understood by anyone, really — not residents, law enforcement officials, legislators and so on. There are questions that should be addressed before we get too far down that slippery slope.” It’s easier to maintain privacy rather than try to get it back once it’s gone, Mr. Taffee maintains. “My preference as a citizen is that we err on the side of being quite conservative as far as who shares the data and how long we keep the data.” Start with a retention of something See WHO’S WATCHING, page 23
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Will drones fly the county skies? By Dave Boyce Almanac Staff Writer
here may be a time when a small airborne mechanical drone operated by a law enforcement agency flies above the heads of San Mateo County residents, but that time is not now and not in the near future, according to Mike Sena, a captain in the county Sheriff ’s Office and the director of the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC). Public skepticism and unresolved legal issues are keeping these small unmanned aerial vehicles on the back burner, at best, Mr. Sena said. In April 2013, officials in Alameda County canceled plans for a drone after a public outcry — an outcry that led the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office across the bay to abandon its own request for homeland-security funds to purchase a drone, which it had hoped to make available to emergency responders. The drones in question are not on the scale of the Predator and Reaper aircraft used by the military, but square spiderlike things measuring about 2 feet on a side with rotors at each corner, similar to models sold by Sharper Image, Mr. Sena said. In explaining its reason for wanting a drone, the county didn’t talk about using it as a surveillance tool. But for emergency responders, a drone could have an important and practical role, Mr. Sena said. If someone is stuck on a cliff, a drone can hover and provide a close-up view of the situation. If there’s fog, a drone can hover below it and would not interfere in a complicated airspace. A drone is also significantly less expensive than a helicopter to buy and operate — important considerations for cash-strapped agencies, Mr. Sena said. Firefighters could have used a drone in San Bruno in 2010 when a gas pipeline exploded. Emergency crews did have an overhead view, but only because a
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like 30 days and see how that works, he suggested, and also start talking to other jurisdictions that have developed privacy policies and privacy rights experts as well as the community. “It’s not an ‘either or’ kind of issue. It’s a collaborative issue,” he said. Mr. Taffee lives on Willow Road, not far from Facebook’s headquarters. The social media company’s privacy policies “seem very difficult to track and never for the betterment of the individual. So I’m concerned about social networks and online retailers like Amazon — I appreciate those things, I use them, but I’m a little nervous about how they’re protecting my data and what they’re using it for.” As for the public sector, “that seems to get more alarming all the time, with
firefighter owned a TV streaming device and tapped into a live feed from a newshelicopter. But public support for a drone is not there. “We saw that the (opinion) for the utilizing of drones domestically is not really settled, so we decided not to pursue it,” Sheriff Greg Munks said in April. “We’re just going to stand down.” The county’s position has not changed in the interim, Undersheriff Carlos Bolanos told the Almanac recently. Agencies continue to explore the topic, however. The discussion tends to focus on capabilities, Mr. Sena said, given the small size and limited battery-powered flight time. In any case, Mr. Sena added, questions around the storage and use of drone-acquired data have not yet been answered to the satisfaction of the courts. While individual privacy rights are diminished in public places, the law is
not settled on places not normally visible to the public that can be seen from above, Mr. Sena said. In San Mateo County, a drone would be available only to officers trained to use it, Sheriff Munks said. A warrant would be necessary in all cases except search-andrescue incidents or situations involving a SWAT team, he said. When not in use, it would be locked in a warehouse along with other specialized equipment, such as jet skis, he said. This county would not have to own a drone to deploy one, however. There is a spirit and an expectation of sharing among Bay Area agencies involved with community security, Mr. Sena said. Mr. Sena and Mr. Bolanos reside in San Mateo County. Their views about unmanned vehicles in the sky above their families? “The development and policies and protection of privacy and civil liberties and civil rights are always
the concern of everyone in the public,” Mr. Sena said. “Coming from that citizen’s mindset, rescues need to be made. The deployment of that technology to locate my (lost or injured) relative is something that I’d want law enforcement to have.” Mr. Bolanos struck a similar tone. “It depends on what the purpose (of the drone) is,” he said. “Things have changed in our country since (September 11, 2001). We need to strike a balance between us feeling secure, safe, and that we still have our civil liberties. I don’t think we can go one way or the other.” Will the Bay Area have drones in five years? “To tell you the truth, I don’t know,” Mr. Sena said. “The bigger question is, how will these devices be used?” Policy decisions will be necessary, as will coordination with interest groups and the communities involved. “Nobody’s working on it,” he added.
regard to what the federal government is doing. All the way down to the local level, there’s an impact. Let’s just think this through a little bit. Let’s not be contributing to this really large data set in the sky without thinking carefully about what we want to use it for,” he said. Some say that as long as a person isn’t doing anything wrong, they shouldn’t have a problem with being watched. Mr. Taffee’s response? “That’s not very comforting. ... I get that, I understand that argument, but that’s flipping things around in ways that are not what this country is about,” he said. “This is one of those tradeoffs for living in a democratic society — we should be free from unnecessary and unasked for surveillance because that’s part of being an American,” he said. Menlo Park itself is grappling with those questions as the opportunity for
the police department to expand its surveillance tools arises.
The police department plans to buy up to three mobile automated license plate readers in the near future. In the meantime, it’s testing readers borrowed from other agencies while developing a privacy and data retention policy in conjunction with city staff and council members. The mobile automated license plate readers, used by East Palo Alto as well as the county and other local jurisdictions, scan and collect data from hundreds of plates a minute within a 360-degree arc. Menlo Park Police Chief Bob Jonsen said that captured data is retained within a regional database in San Francisco. Over the course of their summer meetings, council members discussed best practices for data retention, and asked
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cameras and their locations. Chief Jonsen said three cameras will be placed somewhere along Willow Road in the Belle Haven neighborhood, but the exact locations remain to be determined. Like some members of the City Council, residents seem to want surveillance sooner rather than later in the wake of sporadic shootings in the Belle Haven neighborhood. “After every shooting, residents in the area ask about the cameras, so I want to get a few up,” Chief Jonsen said. “However, the locations are not set in stone, because if we determine there are a lot of independent cameras already in the area that we can enter into the (database), then we may place our cameras somewhere else.” Also, Menlo Park police officers are set to start wearing body cameras. The chief said all onduty contact with citizens will be recorded. The cameras are activated manually and will be visible to everyone, he said. The department’s audio and video retention policy requires keeping all recordings for at least two and a half years, according to Chief Jonsen. The files are downloaded to a server owned
use license plate scanners, and has no plans to do so “in the near future,” according to Police Chief Ed Flint. “If we needed such technology for a specific The county, Atherton purpose or investigation, we The county’s Narcotics Task could borrow scanners from an Force has five license plate allied law enforcement agency,” scanners, according to Lt. John he said. Munsey of the task force. The The town has security cameras Sheriff’s Office makes them “employed for internal security available for checkout to other measures” at the police departagencies. ment and Town Hall, he said. It’s Earlier this year, the county considering installing security attempted to add a drone air- cameras in Holbrook-Palmer Park as well. “No decision has been made ‘Lately, the pendulum seems as yet, and we would likely seek council to be swinging more toward most approval” before movcitizens giving up privacy ing ahead with such plans, he said. rights or having privacy by the city, with no access available to third parties. Parties involved in the recordings may view the files upon request.
taken from them, without getting a lot in exchange.’
Representatives from NCRIC will make a presentation to the Menlo STEVE TAFFEE, MEMBER, MPPD CITIZENS ADVISORY GROUP Park City Council on Sept. 24 to answer questions about data sharing craft to its tools for operations and retention. According to such as search-and-rescue, but NCRIC, data collected by Menlo that plan fizzled. (See separate Park may be shared with other agencies without first notifying story.) The county Office of Emer- the local police department. The regional agency is one of gency Services is hoping to place permanent license plate more than 70 centers nationreaders on freeway entrances wide affiliated with the National to the county, and a grant was Fusion Center, which is under approved to pay for them. But the auspices of the Department because of logistical consider- of Homeland Security. NCRIC Privacy Officer Hugh ations, that plan may be delayed Cotton told the Almanac that or suspended. The town of Atherton doesn’t license plate data stored by
3) A computer reads the plate characters 1) Infrared cameras are attached magnetically to the body of the patrol car. and compares them with crime databases. 2) Cameras scan plates on passing cars from both directions, up to 150 mph, day or night.
the center can be shared with authorized law enforcement or public safety officials with proper authority, for authorized purposes, or as otherwise authorized by source agencies. Menlo Park’s data could be accessed without notification to the city, he said, but requests for data are logged in detail and audited to ensure the information is used appropriately. NCRIC also partners with private-sector companies classified as part of “critical infrastructure.” In situations where “reasonable evidence” suggests the companies are potential targets of terrorist attacks or criminal activity, license plate data may be shared with them, according to Mr. Cotton. He said categories of companies considered as critical infrastructure include chemical, communications, commercial facilities, energy, defense, manufacturing and financial. These private-sector companies don’t have direct access
Archie Nolan Sharp Archie was a tax adviser to his many loyal clients who returned year after year for his shrewd advice, trustworthiness, and thorough attention to detail. Throughout his professional life, Archie exhibited a lifelong love of learning, earning a number of certificates and licenses through additional coursework at local institutions such as the University of California, College of San Mateo, and Stanford. Archie was active in a wide variety of local organizations including the Free Masons and American Legion. He treasured his time coaching and volunteering in a variety of capacities in youth sports, coaching his son and grandsons in local Babe Ruth and Little League teams in Menlo Park and Palo Alto. He remained an avid fan and supporter of his grandchildren, attending their events throughout their lives right up until his passing. He is survived by his daughter, Janis and her husband David of Menlo Park; his son, Gary of Palo Alto; and three grandchildren, Justin, Emma, and Kevin. Memorial service was held at Alta Mesa Cemetery in Palo Alto on Friday September 20th.
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to or contribute to the license plate data. “Except as noted above with regard to critical infrastructure, NCRIC will not share NCRIC or partner agency (license plate data) with commercial or other private entities or individuals,” he said. Participating agencies can set their own retention period, up to a maximum of one year. Once the retention period expires, Mr. Cotton said the data is deleted in such a way that it cannot be retrieved at a later date. A false choice
Now a Santa Clara County supervisor, Joe Simitian said in an interview with the Almanac that all too often “we’re presented with a false choice between privacy and public safety, and that’s simply not the case. Unfortunately, with public safety advocates, privacy is too often an afterthought.” Although his 2012 bill tried to put boundaries on some of the free-for-all data collecting now
February 3, 1922 – September 13, 2013 Archie Nolan Sharp, 91, a longtime resident of Menlo Park and Palo Alto, died Friday September 13, 2013. He was born February 3, 1922, in Royal Center, Indiana. He moved to Menlo Park with his family in 1937 and graduated from Sequoia High School in 1940. He attended College of San Mateo before becoming a Naval Aviator, serving his country with distinction as a Full Lieutenant and Patrol Plane Commander. He spent the majority of World War II in the South Paciﬁc, ﬂying rescue and reconnaissance missions in his beloved PBY Catalina. Upon his return, he married Pauline Bridges, with whom he raised two children. His professional career (which spanned 75 years) centered around providing impeccable customer service. After returning home from World War II, he worked as a produce clerk at Purity Stores, eventually working his way up to Regional Manager. For the next two decades, he built a private practice, helping countless families with investment and ﬁnancial planning. Up through his 90th year of life,
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The District Board of West Bay Sanitary District ﬁnds and determines as follows: A. This Resolution of Intention is adopted pursuant to the District’s “Zone Master Annexation Resolution” (“ZOMAR”), which was adopted by the District Board August 12, 1996. The provisions of ZOMAR are incorporated by reference into this Resolution of Intention. B. The District has received an application to annex a parcel of real property (the “Parcel”) to the District’s On-Site Wastewater Disposal Zone (the “Zone”). The Parcel is described in Exhibit “A” attached to this Resolution of Intention and the description contained in the Exhibits are incorporated by reference. The name and address of the applicants and the number, type, volume and location of on-site wastewater disposal systems which are proposed to operate on the parcels to be annexed are described in Exhibit “B” attached to this Resolution of Intention and the information contained in the Exhibit are incorporated by reference. C. The applicants have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the District Board that the Parcel constitutes “real property” for the purposes of Section 2(b) of ZOMAR in that: X
All of the conditions described in Subsections i., ii., iii., iv. and v. of ZOMAR Section 2(b) are satisﬁed; or Other conditions exist which demonstrate that the Parcel will beneﬁt directly or indirectly from the activities of the Zone. If applicable, those conditions are also set forth in Exhibit “B” and are incorporated by reference.
All of the conditions and requirements of ZOMAR Sections 2(a), 2(c), 2(d) and 2(e) have been fully satisﬁed.
In consideration of the foregoing ﬁndings and determinations, IT IS RESOLVED by the District Board as follows: 1. It is the intention of the District Board to annex the Parcel to the Zone pursuant to the provisions of ZOMAR and applicable provisions of law. 2. In conjunction with a meeting of the District Board to be duly and regularly called and conducted, the Board will conduct a Public Hearing for the purpose of considering all matters pertaining to this Resolution of Intention. The time, date and place of the Public Hearing are: Date: Time: Place:
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Many of Mr. Simitian’s concerns are echoed by the ACLU. The organization has taken a strong stance on privacy issues derived from automated license plate readers, saying that the systems create concerns that don’t exist with manual procedures: The system can keep all of the captured information on file, and since information about thousands of vehicles is captured each day, that can produce detailed records of the
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movements of far more people than a manual method could. In its report from last summer, “You Are Being Tracked,” the ACLU noted that “federal funding has fueled the spread of license plate readers among state and local law enforcement agencies.” Of concern to the organization is that some federal agencies also maintain networks of license plate readers, and “engage in data-sharing on a national level. “Unfortunately too little is known about how the federal government uses license plate data.” Requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act seeking that information from federal agencies have been largely met with silence, and the ACLU has filed a federal lawsuit to force the agencies to respond, it reports. Attorney Chris Conley, whose work with ACLU Northern California focuses on privacy and technology, said the systems pose a risk because they can allow law enforcement to build a comprehensive record of an individualís location that can reveal sensitive information, such as health issues or political or religious activities. “These issues are exacerbated if information from (license plate readers) is shared with other agencies or combined with other data sources to build an even more detailed record of innocent Californians’ legitimate and even constitutionally protected activities,” he told the Almanac. From the ACLU’s perspective, the best practice is to keep the data for as short a period as possible. Tiburon, for example, retains it for only 30 days unless the data is relevant to an active criminal investigation. “In many cases, (the) data does not need to be retained at all; (a license plate reader) system can be used to watch for vehicles listed as stolen or subject to an Amber Alert without retaining any information about other cars,” Mr. Conley said. The law enforcement value of old records is “extremely low,” while keeping that information presents an ongoing privacy risk to individuals. In addition, policies need to clearly and strictly limit access to the data to the context of a specific criminal investigation, he said. Go to aclu.org/alpr to read the ACLU’s report on license plate readers, “You Are Being Tracked.”
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possible with license plate scanners, he’s never been opposed to the scanners, he said. “They can be a valuable function. But if you need to use the technology, you need to ask the questions ... such as: Who has access (to the information)? Who is monitoring to make sure it’s not abused? How long is the information retained?” What about the argument that one should have no expectation of privacy in a public space? It’s one thing to believe that, Mr. Simitian said, “but it’s another thing to have so much data about you accumulated over time (that is) revealing so much more than anyone should expect (to be revealed).” Abuse of the data collected by license plate readers is also a concern. “No matter how good an organization it is (that’s in charge of the program) ... there’ll always be a few bad apples,” he said. “You’ve got to design your system around that.” He gave an example of a person with access to the data tracking the moves of an estranged spouse or other potentially vulnerable person. “Your daily movements do provide a road map to your personal life,” he said, adding that abuse of the system could result in stalking, safety threats, and just plain embarrassment. Mr. Simitian said there’s a need to look at not just individual programs like license plate readers, but at the bigger picture. At this point in our country, he said, our emails can be read by government, “every single piece of mail you pop in the mailbox is photographed on both sides” and the information can be accessed by a government agency without a warrant, the use of radio frequency identification is proliferating, and there’s a “growing use of surveillance cameras both public and private. “You have to look at the totality of the data to appreciate why the argument that there (can be) no expectation of privacy doesn’t hold together. You connect enough of the dots and that’s a line.”
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Prime location, beautiful Mediterranean home full of European details, style and quality. 3 levels with gym studio, 5 bedrooms, 5Â˝ bathrooms, dining room, living room and gorgeous kitchen opening to the family room, covered patio and back yard. Custom cherry wood cabinets with Australian Mountain Ash hardwood floors and 2 laundry rooms. Perfectly prepared and like new. 5 bedrooms each with en-suite bath including a private in-law or guest suite. A large formal living room and dining room open to the back yard. The kitchen features top quality Viking and Bosch appliances opening to a large family room with soaring ceilings with exposed wood beams. The basement includes a bedroom or office, laundry and a gym or yoga studio.
Offered at: $3,988,222
www.2331CrestLane.com Greg Goumas REALTORÂŽ, MBA, Licensed Appraiser 650.492.1764 Greg@GregGoumas.com GregGoumas.comÂ Â Â Â Â Â BRE# 01878208 All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Intero Prestigio is a division of Intero Inc. Not intended as a solicitation if you are listed with another broker
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140 Lost & Found
80’s Michael Jackson Tapestry - $25.00 Crafter Needs Craft Boutique - $0
115 Announcements Did You Know that Ten Million adults tweeted in the past month, while 164 million read a newspaper in print or online in the past week? Advertise in 240 California newspapers for one low cost. Your 25 word classified ad will reach over 6 million+ Californians. For brochure call Elizabeth (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN) PREGNANT? THINKING OF ADOPTION? Talk with caring agency specializing in matching Birthmothers with Families Nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby's One True Gift Adoptions. 866-413-6293. Void in Illinois/New Mexico/Indiana (AAN CAN) Fashion Show & Singles Dances
Dritz Dress Form MEDIUM - $115
LOST B&W CAT WITH EXTRA TOES My 14-lb male cat wandered off sometime on Sunday, September 8th from the area of San Antonio and California (Monroe Dr). A cat that fits his description was spotted on Wednesday the 11th on Diablo Avenue in Mountain View. He has extra toes on each of his massive paws, a black mustache under his black nose and his name is Shoe. He recently lost his collar and name tag but has been microchipped. He is a bit shy but will come if you shake a bag of food. If you see him, please contact me anytime day or night at 650-450-8205.
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145 Non-Profits Needs
Moms/Daughters- $ Stanford
Stanford music tutoring
130 Classes & Instruction
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Local Crafter needs Boutique
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133 Music Lessons Christina Conti Private Piano Instruction (650) 493-6950 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 Hope Street Music Studios In downtown Mtn.View. Most Instruments voice. All ages & levels 650-961-2192 www.HopeStreetMusicStudios.com Piano Lessons in Palo Alto Call Alita at 650.838.9772 Piano lessons in Palo Alto
History Docents Needed! Moms/Daughters- $ Stanford
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210 Garage/Estate Sales Los Altos, St. Simon Church, 1860 Grant Road, 9/27: 10 am - 4 pm, 9/28: 9 am - 2 pm
Waldorf School, 180 N. Rengstorff Avenue, SATURDAY SEPT. 28th 8:003:00
215 Collectibles & Antiques
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330 Child Care Offered child care offered EXPERIENCED NANNY Fun, reliable nanny
340 Child Care Wanted Family Assistant West Menlo Park Looking for part time nanny Looking for a part time nanny from 2:45pm to 5:45pm daily. Your primary job is after school care involving driving. Only confident drivers with a valid CDL need apply. Call: (408) 879-7724
EnglishAntique Tables and Chairs $500
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237 Barter 80’s Michael Jackson Tapestry,
500 Help Wanted Newspaper Delivery Route Immediate Opening Route available on Fridays to deliver the Palo Alto Weekly, an awardwinning community newspaper, to homes and businesses in Palo Alto. Newspapers must be picked up between 6AM and 8AM in Palo Alto and delivered by 5PM. Pays approx. $100 per day (plus $20 bonus for extra large editions). Additional bonus of approx. $200 following successful 13 week introductory period. Must be at least 18 y/o. Valid CDL, reliable vehicle and current auto insurance req’d. Please email your experience and qualifications to Jon3silver@yahoo.com. Or call Jon Silver, 650-868-4310
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240 Furnishings/ Household items
560 Employment Information
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425 Health Services
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Business Services 604 Adult Care Offered Private Caregiver Available I would like to work with you as a pvt. caregiver. 15+ yrs exp. working w/elderly, disabled in home. 650/630-3981
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
620 Domestic Help Offered Experienced Parenting & Family Help! Will meet/work at your home your schedule 5 to 10 sessions or as needed! First session free. See details on Fogster. com. Call for more information today! 650-533- 0704
624 Financial Credit Card Debt? Get free of credit card debt now! Cut payments by up to half. Stop creditors from calling. 888-416-2691. (Cal-SCAN) Guaranteed Income 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) Student Loan Payments? 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)
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)
645 Office/Home Business Services Classified Advertising The business that considers itself immune to advertising, finds itself immune to business. Reach Californians with a Classified in almost every county Over 270 newspapers! Combo-California Daily and Weekly Networks. Free Brochures. firstname.lastname@example.org or (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN) Display Business Card Ad Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising â€“ Mark Twain. Advertise your business card sized ad in 140 California newspapers for one low cost. Reach over 3 million+ Californians. Free brochure email@example.com (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN)
Home Services 710 Carpentry Cabinetry-Individual Designs Precise, 3-D Computer Modeling: Mantels * Bookcases * Workplaces *Wall Units * Window Seats. Ned Hollis, 650/856-9475
715 Cleaning Services
Olga's Housecleaning Res./Com. Wkly/mo. Low Rates. Local Refs. 25 years Exp. & Friendly. I Love My Job! Ins. (650) 380-1406
783 Plumbing Middlebrookâ€™s Plumbing/Radiant
Bobs Window Cleaning Free Estimates, Serving the Bay Area Since 1980. 650/968-7654
S i n c e 19 8 5 Full Service & Move In/Move Out
Dependable, Trustworthy, Detailed
650-962-1536 Credit Cards Accepted Bonded & Insured | Lic. 20624
Clarence Electric Co.
Residential Specialist Troubleshooting Experts Sr/Mil Disc/CC accept Live Response!
748 Gardening/ Landscaping Beckys Landscape Weekly/periodic maint. Annual rose/fruit tree pruning, clean-ups, irrigation, sod, planting, raised beds. Power washing. 650/444-3030
& GARDEN Cejaâ€™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 % % "$$# %" % ! 25 Years of Exp.
www.JLGARDENING.COM LANDAâ€™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 LAWN MOWING SERVICE - FREE 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 Tired of Mow, Blow and Go? Owner operated, 40 years exp. All phases of gardening/landscaping. Ref. Call Eric, 408/356-1350
751 General Contracting A NOTICE TO READERS: It is illegal for an unlicensed person to perform contracting work on any project valued at $500.00 or more in labor and materials. State law also requires that contractors include their license numbers on all advertising. Check your contractorâ€™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.
House Cleaning in the BAY!!! Navarro Housecleaning Services Apartments and homes. Carpets and windows. 20 years exp., good refs. Call for free est. 650/853-3058; 650/796-0935
CDL Construction 408-310-0355 Lic 781723B
Owens Construction Thank you SF Bay area for a great 25 years of building! www.OwensConstruction.biz CA Lic 730995
757 Handyman/ Repairs ABLE
30 Years Experience 650.529.1662 650.483.4227
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801 Apartments/ Condos/Studios Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1545 Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1645 Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1695 Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1610 Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1675 Mountain View, 2 BR/1 BA - $1,995
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) Johnston Hauling 100% Recycle Junk Removal Best Rates * Local Since 1985 650/327-HAUL; 415/999-0594 Insured - PL/PD
767 Movers BAY AREA RELOCATION SERVICES Homes, Apartments, Storage. Full Service moves. Serving the Bay Area for 20 yrs. Licensed & Insured. Armando,650-630-0424. CAL-T190632
771 Painting/ Wallpaper Arnie Henrikson Painting Quality Interior & Exterior work Free Estimate & Color Consultation Call 650-949-1498 Lic. # 727343
Redwood City, 2 BR/1 BA - $2,500.00
805 Homes for Rent LA: 2BR/2BA Secluded, immac. townhome. Attached 2 car gar. Desirable Toyon Farms. Fresh paint and carpets. $3,750 mo. Avail. 10/1. 650/804-4422 or 650/234-8001 Mtn. View - $4500/mo. Portola Valley, 2 BR/2 BA - $5,200.00 Sunnyvale, 4 BR/2 BA $4500/month, 1807SQ. 1548 Barton Dr. Walking distance to Cupertino schools. No pet. 408-601-0405.
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) Female Housing In Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $1260/mo.
Glen Hodges Painting Call me first! Senior discount. 45 yrs. #351738. 650/322-8325
825 Homes/Condos for Sale
H.D.A. Painting and Drywall Interior/exterior painting, drywall installed. Mud, tape all textures. Free est. 650/207-7703
Los Altos - $799000
REDWOOD PAINTING Serving the peninsula over 15 years Residential / Commercial Apartments, drywall retexturing and repair, window cleaning, pressure washing, and more... Bonded & Insured
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
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
Los Altos Hills, 4 BR/3 BA - $1925000 Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA - $1099000 Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $899000 Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $599000 Sunnyvale, 3 BR/2 BA - $599999 Woodside, 3 BR/2 BA - $1099000
830 Commercial/ Income Property DAY SPA TREATMENT ROOM Professional Office Space Full service building 1,080 sq ft 2nd floor walk-up with kitchenette - great location and access flexible lease available now! $1.60 sq ft. Location: 2083 Old Middlefield Way, MV. Diana, 650/714-8461
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1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement AW COLLISION OF SERRAMONTE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 257341 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: AW Collision of Serramonte, located at 435 Serramonte Blvd., Colma, CA 94024; Mail Address: 1729 Juction Ave., San Jose, CA 95112. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): M1 AUTO COLLISION CENTERS California San Jose, CA 95112 This business is conducted by: A Corporation. 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 August 26, 2013. (ALM Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013) CoreWoodCafĂŠ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 257378 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: CoreWoodCafĂŠ, located at 353 Encina Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94061, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): LUIS A. CORADO 2263 Park Blvd. Palo Alto, CA 94306 JORGE M. RECINOS 353 Encina Avenue Redwood City, CA 94061 This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on August 27, 2013. (ALM Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013) MIA MAYCROFT INVESTIGATION AGENCY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 257387 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1.) MIA, 2.) Maycroft Investigation Agency, located at 801 American Street Ste. F, San Carlos CA 94070, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): JANINE Oâ€™GORMAN 1644 Belmont Ave. San Carlos, CA 94070 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 01/01/2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on August 27, 2013. (ALM Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 2013) FENZI DOG SPORTS ACADEMY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 257526 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, located at 937 Canada Road, Woodside, CA 94062, USA. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): CAMMILLO F FENZI 937 Canada Road Woodside, CA 94062 DENISE L FENZI 937 Canada Road Woodside, CA 94062 This business is conducted by: Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 04/01/2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on September 6, 2013. (ALM Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 2013) FOOD, HEALTH, NOW! FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 257525 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Food, Health, Now!, located at 2308 Cheshire Way, Redwood City, CA 94061, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): EILEEN GIAMMONA 2308 Cheshire Way Redwood City, CA 94061-1202 CIRO J. GIAMMONA, JR 2308 Cheshire Way Redwood, City, CA 94061-1202 This business is conducted by: Married Couple. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 09/04/2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on September 6, 2013. (ALM Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 2013) STRONG STRAINS PRODUCTIONS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 257370 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Strong Strains Productions, located at 1497 E. Bayshore Rd., East Palo Alto, CA 94303, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): JBC WORDTECH LLC. 1497 E. Bayshore Rd. East Palo Alto, CA 94303 This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on August 26, 2013. (ALM Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 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.: CIV523251 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: SHUI FONG SHUM filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: SHUI FONG SHUM to MARGARET S. SHEN. 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: October 8, 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: August 13, 2013 /s/ Robert D. Foiles JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (ALM Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013)
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