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Cover Story Friendly persuasion Story by Dave Boyce Photos by Michelle Le

Slick, an American quarter horse, cleared these barrels most of the times he leapt over them for the benefit of an Almanac photographer. He was “at liberty,” meaning he wore no halter, and responded to Ms. Witters’ body language, sometimes in combination with spoken commands.


f films and TV shows about the Old West are any guide, cowboys and ranchers back then persuaded a horse to perform on command by subduing it. Part of the process, the photogenic part, was getting on the horse’s back when it was an untamed bucking bronco and staying there until the horse calmed down and learned who was boss. Bending a horse’s will — and even the term “horse breaking” — did not arise with the Old West. The Iliad, Homer’s epic poem from 800 BC that recounts the battle of Troy, refers to three of the battle’s dauntless protagonists — Hector, Agamemnon and Diomedes — with the admiring epithet “breaker of horses.”

Woodside’s Rebekah Witter helps equestrians learn the language of their horses Whether employed to carry a warrior or pull a plow, the horse was a living tool and as such, needed to learn deference, Woodside resident, equestrian and author Rebekah Witter says. “That’s why it’s called ‘breaking a horse,’” she says. “They break their spirits.” Ms. Witter doesn’t break the spirits of her horses, and by not doing so, participates in a parallel history of horse-human relationships. Along with a few words,

she communicates using body language, something that horses understand since they use it among themselves, she says. The practice is known among equestrians by two names: natural horsemanship and, less commonly, horse whispering. While horses have yet to whisper their thoughts and feelings, the focus of natural horsemanship seems to be the horse’s evident enjoyment of a relationship with a human, and the human’s appreciation

for the complex character of the horse. Ms. Witter has written four books on horses and offers free coaching for equestrians interested in developing fuller relationships with their horses. Xenophon, an Athenian, student of Socrates and fifth-century author of “On Horsemanship,” spoke well of gentleness. “The one best precept — the golden rule — in dealing with a horse is never to approach him angrily,” he wrote. “Anger is so devoid of forethought that it will often drive a man to do things which in a calmer mood he will regret. Ö By training (the horse) to adopt the very See FRIENDLY PERSUASION, page 19

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airs and graces which he naturally assumes when showing off to best advantage, you have got what you are aiming at — a horse that delights in being ridden, a splendid and showy animal, the joy of all beholders.” If Slick, Ms. Witter’s brown 8-year-old American quarter horse, is not the joy of all beholders, it would be incumbent upon the beholder to explain why. He is spirited and cooperative, independent and friendly, curious and reserved. There can be little doubt that he has a mind of his own. Ms. Witter trained Slick using seven “games” designed by trainers Pat and Linda Parelli to establish a trusting relationship and lines of communication. The techniques of natural horsemanship acculturate the horse to being in cooperative relationships with people, Ms. Witter says. “It’s heart to heart as well as mind to mind and body to body,” she says. “It makes a horse want to be with you, and that’s a huge thing. It’s not the same old, same old. They’re excited. They’re inspired.” The training starts with gentle touches and graduates to hand and wand signals and the sound of the trainer exhaling. Her horses respond to cues to approach her or back away; walk, trot or run in a specific direction; stop; move sideways; and pass through close quarters, such as between where she is standing and a fence. These soft techniques are several steps removed from “traditional” methods in which the horse is indoctrinated through fear and intimidation, as outlined on the website “Hart’s Horsemanship” by trainer Ben Hart. A traditional relationship includes a boss and it isn’t the horse, Mr. Hart writes. There may be whips and spurs. The horse’s individual characteristics and emotions may be ignored and the horse expected to fit in and learn lessons as dictated. Mistakes are seen not as opportunities but as cause for frustration, with fault being laid at the feet of a “stubborn” or “difficult” horse. Mr. Hart acknowledges the long history of so-called “modern” horsemanship and Xenophon’s take on it. He also notes that many traditional trainers “have soft hands and can help the horse to learn what is required of it with the minimum of pressure or force.” And, he adds, there are modern trainers who have “poor timing, use excessive amounts of punishment and negative rein-

Rebekah Witter of Woodside gets a hug from her spirited quarter-horse Slick, who is encouraged to express his emotions.

forcement and force the horse to comply.” Watching Slick

As Ms. Witter put Slick through the routines in her circular corral near Woodside Road, her horse would walk, trot or run as requested, particularly on the first of the two demonstrations witnessed by this reporter. Slick responded smartly and immediately to every request. On the second occasion several weeks later, this time with a photographer kneeling in the center of the corral, Slick did not

seem as into it and Ms. Witter resorted to some cajoling. At one point, Slick walked intently over to the photographer, nuzzled her camera and seemed to want to get to know her, but Ms. Witter gently interrupted and got him back to his routines. The only prop in the coral were two barrels lying end to end. Slick,without halter or any other accoutrement, jumped them repeatedly as the Almanac photographer, seeking a lowangle image, placed the camera at her feet and shot from there. A relaxed friendliness prevailed as Slick trotted up to the barrels

with Ms. Witter, 60, setting the pace by running a little ahead and to the side. On some runs, Slick stopped short, whereupon Ms. Witter would turn him around and try again. He made a couple of the jumps from a standstill and made it look easy. On the last couple, his hind legs did bump the barrels, but the incidents went unremarked upon by Ms. Witter. At one point, Slick lay on his back and rolled in the dust. Most of the time, Ms. Witter waited for him to come to her — a sign of respect for his personal space, she says. His relaxed state around

humans is remarkable, she says, given that horses are prey animals that see humans as predators. Skittish by nature, horses are suspicious. The 4-foot-long foam sticks that brush the backs of horses who pass into Ms. Witter’s corral can’t be welcome, but they work to desensitize the horses and discourage spooking, she says. In a related game, she plays “jump rope” with Slick. While riding him bareback and without halter, she passes a loop of rope over his head and down to the ground and he steps over it. The high point was Slick walking himself into a horse trailer, and backing out. At direction from Ms. Witter, he would walk over to the trailer, step inside and take himself all the way in. With a gentle tug on his tail, he would back himself out. “One of the toughest things to train a horse to do is (go) into a metal box with wheels,” she says. “In the horse world, that’s really cool.” The demonstration complete, Ms. Witter walked over to the corral fence to talk with the reporter. On his own, Slick came up behind his trainer and rested his chin on her shoulder. A

More information Write to or call 650-851-9008 to contact Rebekah Witter about her coaching services. On the cover: Natural horsemanship advocate Rebekah Witter and Slick, her 8-year-old quarter horse, exchange kisses in the corral at Ms. Witter’s Woodside home. Using gentle persuasion, she has trained Slick to perform routines while retaining his independent spirit and scampish nature. Photo by Michelle Le.

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Gingerbread House workshop The Village Pub will host a Gingerbread House workshop from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the restaurant, 2967 Woodside Road in Woodside. The price per child is $85 and includes instruction, a gingerbread house, snacks, and a gift. The class is designed for children 5 years and older. To reserve, email or call 851-6844.

Jazz concert The Joe LaBarbera Quintet, with Joe LaBarbera, Bill Cunliffe, Clay Jenkins, Bob Sheppard and


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Special Events Menlo Park Community Services hosts showcase of its program and classes. Dec. 12, 6:45-8:45 p.m. $5 for adults (13 years and older); Free for children (12 years and younger). M-A Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Call 650330-2220. Toy Story Toy Drive City of Menlo Park hosts Toy Story-themed toy drive. Watch the movie, come in costumeand donate toys to the Belle Haven Child Development Center. Dec. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $5 per person or free with unwrapped toy. M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC), 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Call 650-330-2223. www.menlopark.

On Stage ‘November’: Play by David Mamet Dragon Theatre Productions is performing “November,” a comedic commentary on the state of the union and national politics, through Dec. 15. Thursdays-Saturdays: 8 p.m.; Sunday: 2 p.m. $10-35. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City. Call 650493-2006 ext. 2. www.dragonproductions. net/activities/2013season/november.html Carlos Carvajal’s Nutcracker The Peninsula Ballet Theatre presents a version of the Nutcracker, set in Victorian England. Dec. 21, 7 p.m. $30-$60. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City.

Clubs/Meetings Astronomy talk The monthly meeting of the Peninsula Astronomical Society includes a talk, “20th Century Amateur Science,” by Sheldon Greaves, Ph.D. Foothill Observatory will be open after the meeting from 9 to 11 p.m., weather permitting. Dec. 13, 7:30-9 p.m. Free ($3 parking fee). Foothill College, Room 50125, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Portola Valley Library Book Club will discuss “The Price of Inequality” by Joseph Stiglitz. Drop-ins welcome. Dec. 19, 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. Portola Valley Library Winter Reading Club Students in grades K-12 can join the Winter Reading Club. Rules: finish a book, come into library and fill out raffle card, which will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Dec. 16-Jan. 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560.

Concerts Kitka performs ‘Wintersongs’ Kitka, a local women’s ensemble group, performs its winter holiday program, showcasing seasonal music from a variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions. Dec. 15, 4-6 p.m. $10-35 St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Music: ‘Illuminate This Night’ Peninsula Women’s Chorus sings holiday music from around the world. Ticket info at www. Concerts: Dec. 14 at 2:30 p.m.

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‘Mike’s House’ dedication Service League staff, supporters and clients gathered Dec. 3 to celebrate the dedication of “Mike’s House,” a newly acquired transitional house for men, in remembrance of the late county supervisor and former Service League executive director, Mike Nevin. “Mike’s House,” located in Redwood City, is the seventh house in the Service League’s Hope House

at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto, and on Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Seminary, 320 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. $35 premium; $30 general; $10 student (18 and under). Two venues, See addresses above, Palo Alto and Menlo Park. ‘Peter and the Wolf’: A Family Concert & Carnival The Oshman Family JCC’s presents a multilingual production of the classic children’s symphony. Dec. 15, 1-5 p.m. $15 members, students and children ages 14 and under; $18 nonmembers. Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. peter

Dance Peninsula Ballet Theatre Presents: The Nutcracker PBT will perform the Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre. Audience members will be invited on stage after and can meet the dancers. Dec. 21-22, 2-4:30 p.m. $20-$60. Fox Theatre Redwood City, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City. Call 650-3423228.

Kids & Families Annual LEGO Holiday Extravaganza See a variety of LEGO creations made by members of Bay Area LEGO User Group and Bay Area LEGO Train Club, including train layouts, Bay Area landmarks, castles, miniature cities, and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the exhibit. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays from Dec. 13 to Jan. 19. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $2 per person; BayLUG and MOAH members are free. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.

Outdoors Birds of Bedwell Bayfront Park Friends of Bedwell Bayfront Park volunteers will lead bird watching sessions. Bring binoculars or look through the organization’s closeup scope. Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Bedwell Bayfront Park, Marsh Road at Bayfront Expressway, Menlo Park. Call 650839-1523.

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Et Alia John P. Holdren , director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will talk with moderator John Markoff, senior writer of the New York Times science section. Dec. 11, 7-8:30 p.m. Free - please register at Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. www.computerhistory. org/events Rosener House Music and Rhythm Workshop designed to bring families and caregivers closer to loved ones who have dementia. Call to reserve a spot. All ages welcome and instruments provided. Dec. 17, 4:15-5:15 p.m. $10/person; $25 for three or more people. Rosener House, 500 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Call 408-459-9215. www. Singles Holiday Dance Menlo Hub hosts this singles holiday dance. Festive holiday attire requested; adults of all ages welcome. Dec. 14, 8 p.m.-midnight. $15 in advance (by Dec. 13) or $20 at the door. Menlo Hub, 1029 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 415-5079962.

program, which provides recently released county jail inmates with transitional housing, as well as intensive residential substanceabuse treatment. As executive director, Mr. Nevin, who died last year, led the expansion of the Hope House program, which now has seven facilities with capacity to treat 50 clients. Karen Francone, current executive director of the Service League, and Mike Scanlon, president of the Service League board of directors, spoke at the dedication. Cathy Nevin, Mr. Nevin’s widow, attended the ceremonies.

People with passion and dreams can change the world. By seeing the importance of preserving our open spaces, improving our schools and strengthening our global giving, we can make this world a better place.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation donors gave $130 million to Bay Area causes in 2012, making us the largest single grantmaker to local nonprofits. They also awarded $15 million to charitable organizations around the world. No matter how big your philanthropic dreams, we at SVCF can turn them into reality. Possibilities start here.

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New Construction, Atherton California 297 Polhemus Avenue |

Offered at $9,950,000 Bedrooms 7 | Bathrooms 9.5 Home ±11,843 sf | Lot ±48,787 sf | Plus Guest House

Michael Dreyfus, Broker/CEO 650.485.3476

Summer Brill, Sales Associate 650.701.3263

Noelle Queen, Sales Associate 650.427.9211

BRE 01121795

BRE 01891857

BRE 01917593

Downtown Palo Alto

Sand Hill Road

728 Emerson Street, Palo Alto 650.644.3474

2100 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park 650.847.1141


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OPEN SUNDAY 1:30–4:30P

Remodeled Atherton Home

2 Heather Drive, Atherton |

Offered at $3,795,000 Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 5 Home ±4,190 sf | Lot ±42,120 sf | Plus Guest Cottage

Michael Dreyfus, Broker/CEO 650.485.3476

Summer Brill, Sales Associate 650.701.3263

Noelle Queen, Sales Associate 650.427.9211

BRE 01121795

BRE 01891857

BRE 01917593

Downtown Palo Alto

Sand Hill Road

728 Emerson Street, Palo Alto 650.644.3474

2100 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park 650.847.1141


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Atherton $33,000,000 By Appointment Only Extremely rare opportunity to own 3.8 flat acres on prime West Atherton Street. 5 BR/6.5 BA Susie Dews & Shena Hurley CalBRE #00781220 & 01152002 650.325.6161

Atherton $14,880,000 Just listed! Custom-built 7 yrs ago w/10,760 SF, 12-car garage, on 1.53 acre lot. (Buyer to verify SF) 5 BR/6 full BA + 2 half

Woodside $12,500,000 Central Woodside Spectacular English Tudor Estate on top of a private 8 acre knoll. 3BD gsthse & log cabin. 7 BR/6.5 BA

Hanna Shacham

Scott Dancer

Woodside $7,995,000 New price! Private 3+ acre Central Woodside estate with spectacular view of the western hills. 4 BR/4.5 BA

Atherton $6,795,000 Exceptional custom home in Lindenwood. One level living plus a 3-bedroom guest house. 5 BR/4.5 BA

Hugh Cornish

Tom LeMieux

CalBRE #01073658


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Atherton $5,250,000 Historic Atherton Beauty! Beautifully renovated 5+ bedroom home w/custom accents, charming landscape & guest house. 5 BR/4 full BA + 2 half Susie Dews & Shena Hurley CalBRE #00781220 & 01152002 650.325.6161

Palo Alto $4,850,000 By Appointment Only. Striking architectural features & designer materials! Incomparable 10 yr new English Tudor 7 BR/7.5 BA

Menlo Park $3,098,000 Prime West MP location! Stunning sun-filled home w/perfect floorplan. Showcase condition! 4 BR/3.5 BA

Menlo Park $2,299,000 Las Lomitas Schools! Spacious tastefully renovated home in University Heights, Menlo Park. 3 BR/2 BA

Judy Shen

Sam Anagnostou

DiPali Shah

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Portola Valley $1,895,000 Just listed! Stunning home in Portola Valley ranch, with views of Windy Hill from LR & MBR. 3 BR/2 BA

Menlo Park $1,500,000 Must see! Rare, one-level unit overlooking 14th fairway of Sharon Heights golf course. 3 BR/2 BA

Redwood Shores $898,850 “The Cove” Enjoy this beautiful end unit in move-in condition! Great location overlooking the pond. 390 Genoa Dr 3 BR/2.5 BA

Mia Banks

Deanna Tarr

Vickie Burgess-Keene

CalBRE #01890669


Woodside $299,000 Unique property! 4+ acres in Woodside. Enjoy the redwoods only 15 minutes to Hwy 280. Challenges for builder. Margot Lockwood

CalBRE #01017519


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Portola Valley $1,668,000 Price upon request Panoramic views from this upper Ladera cul-de-sac loc. Private tranquil setting, 280 4 BR/2.5 BA Kathie Christie & John Matlock CalBRE #00809775 & 00561058 650.851.1961 | |

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Portola Valley $698,000 Great opportunity to build your dream home. 4.5 +/- acre lot. Close to Rapley Trail. Dean Asborno

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I want a Best Seller, I advertise in the Almanac and the Weekly.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lyn Jason Cobb As a Realtor serving Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Atherton, Portola Valley and Woodside, I do my utmost to provide extraordinary service to my clients. The Almanac and the Palo Alto Weekly is always where I advertise first because I like the home delivery, editorial focus, and it is a great value. I have always had great results promoting open homes in the Palo Alto Weekly and The Almanac, and I also run in special publications like Spring and Fall Real Estate, Neighborhoods and Info Menlo because of the great coverage and online presence. I am also a big believer in the Palo Alto Weeklyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Open Home Guide, which is by far the most accurate and comprehensive. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had many buyers bring in the guide to my â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Open Homesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to see what I have listed.â&#x20AC;?

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California Newspaper Publishers Association

We will work to help your business grow! For Advertising information, please call Neal Fine at (650) 223-6583

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have reached so many mid century modern enthusiasts through this publication.â&#x20AC;?


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â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Monique Lombardelli

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The nature of our business is building relationships with those in the community that love these homes and preserving this style home. After seeing so many responses from my ads and from receiving letters from homeowners telling stories about their Eichlers, I feel that this publication is allowing me to touch so many lives. Listings have come from advertising here, but more importantly, I have found my niche and my target audience. I have formed great relationships through connecting here. Thank you so much for making this possible and for helping preserve many homes that may have otherwise been lost or destroyed.â&#x20AC;?

Monique Lombardelli 650.380.5512 DRE# 001879145

One of the last tracts of open land in Los Altos Nominal Opening Bid: $500,000 9.36+/- ac Conveniently Located on I-280 w/Leased Buildings

2100 Woods Lane, Los Altos, CA


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Live Auction Jan 15th at 4pm Open to the Public: Fri Jan 3 10am-3pm; Sun Jan 12 1-5pm; Wed Jan 15 2-4pm


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Marketplace PLACE AN AD ONLINE E-MAIL PHONE 650/326-8216 Now you can log on to, day or night and get your ad started immediately online. Most listings are free and include a one-line free print ad in our Peninsula newspapers with the option of photos and additional lines. Exempt are employment ads, which include a web listing charge. Home Services and Mind & Body Services require contact with a Customer Sales Representative. So, the next time you have an item to sell, barter, give away or buy, get the perfect combination: print ads in your local newspapers, reaching more than 150,000 readers, and unlimited free web postings reaching hundreds of thousands additional people!!


BOARD 100-199 N FOR SALE 200-299 N KIDS STUFF 330-399 N MIND & BODY 400-499 NJ OBS 500-599 NB USINESS SERVICES 600-699 NH OME SERVICES 700-799 NFOR RENT/ FOR SALE REAL ESTATE 800-899 NP UBLIC/LEGAL NOTICES 995-997 The publisher waives any and all claims or consequential damages due to errors. Embarcadero Media cannot assume responsibility for the claims or performance of its advertisers. Embarcadero Media has the right to refuse, edit or reclassify any ad solely at its discretion without prior notice. THE PENINSULA’S FREE CLASSIFIEDS WEBSITE Combining the reach of the Web with print ads reaching over 150,000 readers! is a unique website offering FREE postings from communities throughout the Bay Area and an opportunity for your ad to appear in the Palo Alto Weekly, The Almanac and the Mountain View Voice.

Bulletin Board 115 Announcements Pregnant? Considering adoption? Call us first. Living expenses, housing, medical, and continued support afterwards. Choose adoptive family of your choice. Call 24/7. 877-362-2401 (AAN CAN) 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)

Neec Class A CDL Training? Start a CAREER in trucking today! Swift Academies offer PTDI certified coursiÃÊ >˜`Ê œvviÀÊ ¸ iÃ̇˜‡ >ÃÃ¸Ê ÌÀ>ˆ˜ˆ˜}°Ê U iÜÊ V>`i“ÞÊ >ÃÃiÃÊ 7iiŽÞÊ UÊ œÊ œ˜iÞÊ œÜ˜Ê œÀÊ Ài`ˆÌÊ …iVŽÊ U Certified Mentors Ready and Available UÊ *>ˆ`Ê ­7…ˆiÊ /À>ˆ˜ˆ˜}Ê 7ˆÌ…Ê i˜ÌœÀ®Ê UÊ ,i}ˆœ˜>Ê>˜`Ê i`ˆV>Ìi`Ê"««œÀÌ՘ˆÌˆiÃÊUÊ Ài>ÌÊ >ÀiiÀÊ *>Ì…Ê UÊ ÝVii˜ÌÊ i˜ivˆÌÃÊ Package Please Call: (520) 226-4362 (Cal-SCAN)

Free Teak Chair - FREE

German language class

Armless Accent Chairs (2) - $420 for 2

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 Christina Conti Private Piano Instruction (650) 493-6950

Bake Sale Protection of the Holly Virgin Orthodox Church is holding end of the year bake sale. Our best cooks offer the most delicious home made goodies. 3475 Ross St. Palo Alto, December 14th. 10:00am-4:00pm, December 15th. 12:00pm-4:00pm.

Hope Street Music Studios In downtown Mtn.View. Most Instruments voice. All ages & levels 650-961-2192 www.

HIPPIE HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE!!! While you drink champagne & listen to LIVE Americana music from “The Undergods” band, you can shop my latest collection of tie-dyed clothing; rock posters; psychedelic gifts; & handmade organic sauces and chutneys. Saturday & Sunday, December 14th & 15th, from 10 to 5. 41 Homer Lane, Menlo Park, CA.Questions? Call Karen @ 650-854-9370 PEACE!!!

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Moms/Daughters- $ Stanford

150 Volunteers

original ringtones

Fosterers Needed for Moffet Cats



Singles Holiday Dance

Moms/Daughters- $ Stanford

Piano Lessons in Palo Alto Call Alita at 650.838.9772


Stanford music tutoring substitute pianist available

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 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 (Cal-SCAN)

For Sale 201 Autos/Trucks/ Parts toyota 2001 highlander - $11,000

202 Vehicles Wanted

Drapery Rod Sets (RH) Estate ORB $110 High Back Arm Chair with Ottoman $145

245 Miscellaneous AT& T U-Verse for just $29/mo! BUNDLE & SAVE with AT&T Internet+Phone+TV and get a FREE pre-paid Visa Card! (select plans). HURRY, CALL NOW! 800-319-3280 (Cal-SCAN) DirecTV Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Call Now! Triple savings! $636.00 in Savings, Free upgrade to Genie and 2013 NFL Sunday ticket free!! Start saving today! 1-800-291-0350 (Cal-SCAN) Dish TV Retailer Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) and High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-357-0810 (Cal-SCAN) Reduce Your Cable Bill! Get an All-Digital Satellite system installed for FREE and programming starting at $24.99/mo. FREE HD/DVR upgrade for new callers, SO CALL NOW! (877)366-4509 (Cal-SCAN)

Knee Walker - Medical Equipment $150

Kid’s Stuff

Donate Your Car Fast Free Towing 24 hr. Response Tax Deduction. UNITED BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION. Providing Free Mammograms and Breast Cancer Info. 888-792-1675 (Cal-SCAN)

345 Tutoring/ Lessons

210 Garage/Estate Sales


Media Makeup Artists Earn $500/day. Airbrush and Media Makeup Artists For: Ads - TV - Film Fashion. Train and Build Portfolio in 1 week. (AAN CAN)

215 Collectibles & Antiques

for contact information

Dining Table -Iron Work & Glass - $450

330 Child Care Offered

Millbrae, 1049 Pinehurst Ct, Dec 13, 14, &15 10am-3pm Estate Sale-Antique Dining Tables w chairs, sofa, Oak desk, twin mattresses, dresser, armchairs,TVs, dvd/vhs player. Cash Only.


240 Furnishings/ Household items

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

HVAC installation and Repair You can become an expert. Pinnacle Career Institute Online HVAC education in as little as 12 months. Call us today: 1-877-651-3961 or go online: w w w. H VA C - O n l i n e - E d u c a t i o n . c o m (Cal-SCAN)

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Cash 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)

Firewood Seasoned pine, some oak. $140/ cord. You pick up. Leave mssg., 650/969-8367, we will call back.

Spring Down Holiday Horse Camp

130 Classes & Instruction

235 Wanted to Buy


English Writing/SAT Tutor

355 Items for Sale DisneyDVDsSingAlongSongs$10 Org. 1984 DISNEYLAND WALL MAP


Contemporary Nude Oil Painting - $425

500 Help Wanted

Org. 1984 DISNEYLAND WALL MAP $39.00

Gift Wrapper Beltramo’s Wines in Menlo Park is hiring gift wrapper/Stocker. Apply within

220 Computers/ Electronics Wow! Acer One Laptop will trade

230 Freebies 35MM Slide Scanner - FREE Free sofa - FREE

To place a Classified ad in The Almanac, The Palo Alto Weekly or The Mountain View Voice call 326-8216 or visit us at

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Maria’s Housecleaning Service 19 years exp., excellent refs. Good rates, own car. Maria, 650/207-4709

Drivers: New Pay Increase! Drivers NEW PAY INCREASE! Your new career starts now! * $0 Tuition Cost * No Credit Check * Great Pay & Benefits. Guaranteed job after successful Completion of training! Call: (866) 275-2349 (Cal-SCAN)

Navarro Housecleaning Services Apartments and homes. Carpets and windows. 20 years exp., good refs. Call for free est. 650/853-3058; 650/796-0935

560 Employment Information Drivers: Earn $1000+ Week Full benefits + quality hometime. New trucks arriving. CDL A required. Call 877-258-8782 (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: New Pay Increase! Your new career starts now! * $0 Tuition Cost * No Credit Check * Great Pay and Benefits. Guaranteed job after successful Completion of training! Call: (866) 275-2349 (Cal-SCAN) Home Mailer Program Paid in Advance!! Make up to $1000 a week mailing brochures from home! Helping home workers since 2001! Genuine opportunity! No experience required. Start immediately! (AAN CAN) Homemailer Program Help Wanted! Make extra money in our free ever popular homemailer program, includes valuable guidebook! Start immediately! Genuine! 1-888-292-1120 www. (AAN CAN) Owner Operators Dedicated Home Weekly! Solos up to $175,000/year, $2500 Sign-on Bonus! Teams up to $350,000/year, $5000. Sign-on Bonus! Forward Air 888-652-5611 (Cal-SCAN)

Business Services 624 Financial Guaranteed Income For Your Retirement. Avoid market risk and 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 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)

645 Office/Home Business Services 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)

Home Services

Olga's Housecleaning Res./Com. Wkly/mo. Low Rates. Local Refs. 25 years Exp. & Friendly. I Love My Job! Ins. (650) 380-1406

Orkopina Housecleaning 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

730 Electrical

Clarence Electric Co.

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


Call 650-690-7995

737 Fences & Gates Lopez Fences *Redwood fences *Chainlink fences *Repairs *Decks, retaining walls 12 years exp. Free est. 650/771-0908 or 771-2989

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 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

LANDA’S GARDENING & LANDSCAPING *Yard Maintenance *New Lawns *Clean Ups *Tree Trimming *Rototilling *Power Wash *Irrigation timer programming. 17 years exp. Ramon 650-576-6242

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

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 LARA’S GREEN CLEANING

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

To place a Classified ad in The Almanac, The Palo Alto Weekly or The Mountain View Voice call 326-8216 or visit us at


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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&#x20AC;&#x2122;s status at or 800-321-CSLB (2752). Unlicensed persons taking jobs that total less than $500.00 must state in their advertisements that they are not licensed by the Contractors State License Board. CDL Construction 408-310-0355 Lic 781723B

757 Handyman/ Repairs !CompleteHome ABLE Repair HANDYMAN! modelin !Professional inting !Carpentr  FRED 30 Years Experience !Plumbing !Electrical 650.529.1662 !CustomCabinets 650.483.4227 !Decknces

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

REDWOOD PAINTING Serving the peninsula over 15 years Residential / Commercial Apartments, drywall retexturing and repair, window cleaning, pressure washing, and more... Bonded & Insured


Lic# 15030605

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

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

Real Estate 801 Apartments/ Condos/Studios

Los Altos Hills, 1 BR/1 BA - $925/ month

815 Rentals Wanted Housing Wanted Responsible, retired woman seeks quiet private cottage or similar dwelling. Excellent local references. 650-464-2923

825 Homes/Condos for Sale Central Woodside: 4BR/4BA 2 car. Updated 6 Stall Barn. Offered at $4,950,000. Email Phone: 650-208-0664 Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA - $1099000 Mountain View, 3 BR/2 BA - $169000 Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $899000 Sunnyvale, 3 BR/2 BA - $599999

855 Real Estate Services All areas. Browse hundreds of online listings with photos and maps. Find your roommate with a click of the mouse! Visit: (AAN CAN)

1VCMJD /PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement MENLO ATHERTON AUTO REPAIR FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 258455 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Menlo Atherton Auto Repair, located at 1279 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): C and R CORPORATION 1279 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025 CA This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on November 8, 2013. (ALM Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11, 2013) MELINDA FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 258397 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Melinda, located at 98 Michaels Way, Atherton, CA 94027, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): MELINDA SEARLES KAEWERT 98 Michaels Way Atherton, CA 94027-4144 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 November 6, 2013. (ALM Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18, 2013)

Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1565 Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1750 Mountain View, 2 BR/2 BA - $2,600

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

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ZAK TAXI SERVICE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 258592 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Zak Taxi Service, located at 1376 Windermere Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 753, Mountain View, CA 94042 Registered owner(s): MOHAMED ZAKER HAREB 1376 Windermere Ave. Menlo Park, CA 94025 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A.

This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on November 19, 2013. (ALM Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18, 2013) SPECIALTY PLANTSCAPES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 258604 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Specialty Plantscapes, located at 1880 Woodside Rd., Redwood City, CA 94061, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): JAMES MCKEE 1880 Woodside Rd. Redwood City, CA 94061 MARY WUYDTS 1880 Woodside Rd. Redwood City, CA 94061 This business is conducted by: General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 10/01/2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on November 21, 2013. (ALM Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18, 2013) GRANDVIEW/ESPINOSA ROAD COMMITTEE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 258568 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Grandview/Espinosa Road Committee, located at 205 Grandview Drive, Woodside, CA 94062-4803, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): GORDON VON RICHTER 138 Grandview Drive Woodside, CA 94062-4803 LINDA SCHWETZER 205 Grandview Drive Woodside, CA 94062-4803 TIMOTHY A. JOHNSON JR. 895 Espinosa Road Woodside, CA 94062-4803 LOUISE ADDIS 145 Grandview Drive Woodside, CA 94062-4803 JOSEPH ANDROLOWICZ 111 Grandview Drive Woodside, CA 94062-4803 ROBERT COCHRAN 320 Grandview Drive Woodside, CA 94062-4803 KEITH DEN BESTEN 810 Espinosa Road Woodside, CA 94062-4803 This business is conducted by: Unincorporated Associates. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 04/30/2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on November 19, 2013. (ALM Dec. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013) TODAM TOFU HOUSE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 258605 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Todam Tofu House, located at 260 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): MINYU KIM 954 Henderson Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94086 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on11/20/2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on November 21, 2013. (ALM Dec. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013) MEDICAL AESTHETICS OF MENLO PARK FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 258491 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Medical Aesthetics of Menlo Park, located at 885 Oak Grove Ave., Suite 101, Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): NIKKI MARTIN M.D. INC. 100 Irish Ridge Rd. HalfMoon Bay, CA 94019 California This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on November 13, 2013. (ALM Dec. 11, 18, 25, 2013, Jan. 1, 2014)

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FENZI DOG TRAINING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 258780 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Fenzi Dog Training, located at 937 Canada Road, Woodside, CA 94062, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): CAMMILLO FENZI 937 Canada Road Woodside, CA 94062 DENISE 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 N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on December 6, 2013. (ALM Dec. 11, 18, 25, 2013, Jan. 1, 2014)

997 All Other Legals Trustee Sale No. 261927CA Loan No. 0080992829 Title Order No. 1501146 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08-21-2003. 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 12-31-2013 at 1:00 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 09-03-2003, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2003249704, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN MATEO County, California, executed by: CHARLES P. LEE AND ELIZABETH H. LEE, AS HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, A FEDERAL ASSOCIATION, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale 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 the Deed of Trust. 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, interest thereon, estimated 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. Place of Sale: San Mateo Events Center, 2495 S. Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA 94403 Legal Description: PARCELS A, B AND C AS SHOWN ON THAT CERTAIN RECORD OF SURVEY BEING A RESUBDIVISION OF LOT 19 AND PORTIONS OF LOTS 1, 2, 3 AND 18, BLOCK 2, WOOD SIDE HEIGHTS, SAN MATEO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, FILELD IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAN MATEO COUNTY, STATE OF CALIFORNIA ON JULY 29, 1959 IN VOLUME 4 OF LICENSED LAND SURVEYORS MAPS, AT PAGE 54. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $2,236,203.18 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 125 ELEANOR DRIVE WOODSIDE, CA 94062 APN Number: 069-225-480, 069-225490, 069-225-500 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold â&#x20AC;&#x153;as isâ&#x20AC;?. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 11-192013 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE

COMPANY, as Trustee BRENDA BATTEN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA24379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-8926902 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. For Sales Information: or 1-714-730-2727 www.priorityposting. com or 1-714-573-1965 com or 1-800-280-2832 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, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales & Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap. com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting & Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site (Click on the link for "Advanced Search" to search for sale information), or at 1-800-280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site com, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. 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. P1071748 11/27, 12/4, 12/11/2013 ALM NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: CHARLES S. LUM, aka CHARLES SANG LUM Case No.: 123917 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of CHARLES S. LUM, aka CHARLES SANG LUM. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: LILIAN C. LUM in the Superior Court of California, County of SAN MATEO. The Petition for Probate requests that: LILIAN C. LUM be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on January 7, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: 28 of the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, located at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063. If you object to the granting of the peti-

tion, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: /s/ Michelle C. Ting, Esq. (SBN 228963); Hays & Ting LLP 260 Sheridan Avenue, Suite 200 Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650)485-8800 (ALM Dec. 4, 11, 18, 2013) Proposition 65 Warning L-3 Communications Randtron Antenna Systems operates facilities located at and around 130 Constitution Dr., Menlo Park which uses and emits chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. We do not believe that any person is exposed to these chemicals at levels constituting a health or safety risk. However, we have not made a formal determination that actual exposure levels are below the Proposition 65 "no significant risk" levels for carcinogens or "no observable effect" levels for chemicals known to cause reproductive harm, and we have not performed a risk analysis to determine the precise amount of exposure that any individual would receive over a 70 year period. Proposition 65 therefore obligates us to provide this warning to potentially effected individuals. Further information may be obtained by contacting L-3 Randtron Antenna Systems at 650-326-9500 Ext. 483. (ALM Dec. 11, 2013) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO Case No.: CIV525364 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner ELIZABETH CLISSOLD BOLTEN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: ELIZABETH CLISSOLD BOLTEN to MOLLY ELIZABETH BOLTEN. 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: January 3, 2014, 9:00 a.m., Dept.: PJ, 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: November 26, 2013 /s/ Robert D. Foiles JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (ALM Dec. 11, 18, 25, 2013, Jan. 1, 2014)

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$14,880,000 HANNA SHACHAM SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT Custom built just 7 years ago with 10,760 total sq ft 650.752.0767 and 12-car garage on a large, 1.53 acre lot (buyer to CalBRE #01073658 verify all sq ft).

ATHERTON CalBRE #01066910

5922 ALPINE RD $7,700,000 Built in 2012, this 5BD/4.5BA home with separate guest house sits atop 9.3 +/- ac w/Bay, Valley & City views. Pool & 3 car garage. CalBRE #00884747

3100 WOODSIDE RD $3,850,000 3 Acre property in Central Woodside. 4BR/2.5BA home remodeled in 2001, plus barn and spa. Walking distance to Award winning Woodside School and town.

2 BRIDLE LN $4,850,000 4BD/3.5BA Stunning & spacious 4940 sf contemp. home on 3.78 level ac in Central WDS. Enjoy views at the beautiful pool & garden area. MENLO PARK | BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

GINNY KAVANAUGH 650.400.8076

0 ALPINE RD $3,795,000 NANCY GOLDCAMP $2,995,000 Beautiful 8.7+/- acre parcel with breathtaking views Over 3900 sq. ft. of gracious living space. 5 BR/4 650.400.5800 BA. Great Room + Formal Dining. 3 Fireplaces.Las and borders Arastradero Preserve. Great location CalBRE #00787851 and renowned Palo Alto Lomitas School Dist. CalBRE #00884747 PORTOLA VALLEY | NEW LISTING!

MIA BANKS 650.575.9037 CalBRE #01890669


CalBRE #01189105

550 ALBION AVE $7,995,000 Private 3+ acre estate in central Woodside w/spectacular view of the western hills. Recently updated home w/access to the acclaimed Woodside School. WOODSIDE


$1,995,000 SAM ANAGNOSTOU 620 WEST CALIFORNIA First time ever on market! This home offers pan650-888-0707 oramic bay views & privacy galore! Totally sun-filled CalBRE #00798217 showcase home with huge rooms and high ceilings!

CalBRE #00912143

320 JANE DR PRICE UPON REQUEST MARGOT LOCKWOOD ERIKA DEMMA Spacious Tri-level 5BD/4.5BA contemporary home 650.400.2528/740.2970 on 6+ ac. Frml LR, Kit/FR, Library & lower level CalBRE #01017519/01230766 multi-purpose rm, all with views of the western hills. CalBRE #01017519


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GINNY KAVANAUGH 650.400.8076

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396 ATHERTON AV $13,500,000 3 levels plus a cabana, all built w/extraordinary detail & craftsmanship. Gorgeous lot with heritage oaks & ultimate privacy. Las Lomitas schools.

TOM LEMIEUX 650.329.6645


HELEN & BRAD MILLER 650.400.3426


5 BUCKEYE $1,895,000 Stunning home in Portola Valley ranch, w/views of Windy Hill from the living room & master BR. Expansive deck & Patio areas for outdoor entertaining.

DEANNA TARR 650.752.0833 CalBRE #00585398

SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT $1,500,000 One-level unit overlooking 14th fairway of Sharon Heights golf course. Easy access to major airports, shopping, Stanford University.


3531 MIDDLEFIELD RD $1,395,000 LYN JASON COBB 725 MARIPOSA AV #305 $448,800 Totally remodeled, 4BR/3.5BA 2-story home borTop-floor 1BR/1BA end unit with a peek-a-boo 650.464.2622 view of the East Bay Hills. Spacious and very private. dering Atherton. Chef ’s kitchen, high ceilings, HW CalBRE #01332535 flrs, separate FR facing landscaped backyard. Lovely Redwood trees views from all windows. |


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MARGOT LOCKWOOD 650.400.2528

17600 SKYLINE BLVD $299,000 Unique property! 4+ acres in Woodside. Enjoy the redwoods only 15 minutes to Hwy 280. Challenges for builder. CalBRE #01017519

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