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A Good Real Estate Year Ahead Dear Monica: Have I missed the peak of the recent flurry of sales and is it too late to put my Palo Alto house on the market? What do you think will happen in the year ahead? Jane C. Dear Jane: The market is excellent and you should not be concerned that you have missed it. If you are thinking of selling in the first half of 2014, don’t hesitate to put your house on the market as soon as you can. Interest rates have gone up a bit in the last two weeks and they are going to fluctuate for a while. This usually spurs even more buyers to act before rates become less attractive. You do

not need to wait for spring to sell your property. In fact, inventory is usually so low in January that you would do well to list your home during this thin period. Buyers are actively looking and even the holiday season has not slowed them down. It is not possible to predict the market for all of 2014 but it is safe to say that the first few months at least should be excellent. The first half of the year and through the summer should be fine as well. Next fall may be different but this will be better understood as the year progresses. 2014 will be a good year in real estate. Happy New Year.

For answers to any questions you may have on real estate, you may e-mail me at mcorman@apr.com or call 462-1111, Alain Pinel Realtors. I also offer a free market analysis of your property. www.MonicaCorman.com Photo by Dave Boyce/The Almanac

Ted Driscoll, a venture capitalist and entrepreneur, retired from the Portola Valley Town Council on Dec. 11, bringing to a close more than 20 years of helping to govern the town.

Ted Driscoll steps down after two decades on Town Council By Dave Boyce

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ince its incorporation 50 years ago, Portola Valley has not lacked for volunteers who will give of their time to the civic life of the town. Residents with long memberships on commissions and committees are not hard to find, and many would have to use double digits to tabulate their years of activity. One of the longest serving has been Ted Driscoll, who retired on Dec. 11 after 20 years on the Town Council, including five as mayor. He previously served on the Planning Commission and the Architectural and Site Control Commission, and like every council member, was also a liaison to meetings of the council’s many advisory committees on matters such as trails and paths and emergency preparedness. The council sometimes needs a particular talent — familiar-

‘His departure from the council is a profound loss for all of us.’ COUNCILWOMAN MARYANN MOISE DERWIN

ity with the law, for example, or the ability to mediate a dispute or conduct a real estate transaction. Mr. Driscoll, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with degrees in architecture and geology, seems to have been right at home. He lives in a town populated by entrepreneurs, where residential architecture is a top priority in preserving the town’s “rural� character, and where geology is important. The infamous San Andreas fault runs through town. As it happened, Mr. Driscoll was on the council in 2003

around the time that evidence surfaced that faults ran under Town Hall — a converted elementary school building. After several community workshops, a plan arose to abandon the 50-year-old school and build a new complex on more stable ground a few hundred feet to the west. The four-year project came to a close in September 2008, when the new complex was dedicated. Smooth sailing it was not, and Mr. Driscoll was in the middle of it. He headed a citizens advisory committee to solicit ideas about the project, and soon heard from residents opposing it who went so far as to form a resistance group. The school was a cherished institution; relocation was unnecessary, they said heatedly. The school had been good enough for 50 years, they said. It could do for another 50.

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Off the Grid food trucks may come to Menlo By Elena Kadvany Special to the Almanac

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ff the Grid, a highly popular Bay Area food truck gathering, might set up shop in Menlo Park this year. The organization has applied for a use permit to operate in the Caltrain parking lot at the corner of Merrill Street and Ravenswood Avenue. If the permit is approved, eight to 12 food trucks would convene on Wednesday nights from 5 to 9 p.m. by the Caltrain station, with live music from 6 to 8 p.m. Food vendors would rotate every week, bringing new faces and food to the market, but no alcohol. Off the Grid currently coordinates 25 weekly markets, from San Francisco and Berkeley to Hayward and San Mateo. Many operate in parking lots or city gathering places, but this spring

the city of Belmont approved an application for the mobile food truck extravaganza to take place on Monday evenings in that city’s Caltrain parking lot. Food trucks became a contentious topic in Menlo Park in 2012 when the City Council floated a proposal to bring them to the city’s downtown area. The idea met strong opposition from local business owners and residents. “As a restaurant owner on Santa Cruz Ave. for over 12 years, I have to voice my displeasure on the plan for food trucks to occupy an area near my restaurant,” Ali Elsafy, owner of Bistro Vida, wrote in a letter to the Almanac in June 2012. “Has anyone looked into the mess that these trucks will create? Are there going to be public toilets available? Is there going to be someone cleaning up the over-

Off the Grid wants to bring 8 to 12 food trucks to the Caltrain parking lot. flowing garbage cans at the end of the evening? Will someone be cleaning the mess off the stained sidewalks, or is it just going to look disgraceful until the morning? Who is paying for this clean up?” he asked. “Also think of the businesses, homes and apartments in the immediate area that have to suffer from hearing engines running for hours and general disturbance of their standard of living.” Another letter, written by resident Cherie Zaslawsky and titled “The horrors of paseos and food trucks,” bemoaned that food trucks would spoil downtown, the “jewel” of the

Menlo Park community. Off the Grid’s application, which was submitted in October and will be heard by the Planning Commission on Jan. 13, includes details that address the concerns. The application states that live music will be performed by typically one to two musicians playing mainly acoustic instruments for only a portion of the evening; the music will be heard via speakers facing the center of the market and with limited amplification. Any noise from food truck generators will be a “minimum.” However, the application acknowledges that the noise may exceed ordinance limits. The application also promises that Off the Grid staff will leave the market space “cleaner than (they) found it” and that vendors are required to provide garbage, recycling and compost

cans in front of their vehicles. Setup would begin at 3:30 p.m. and cleanup would conclude around 10 p.m. Off the Grid would also provide necessary lighting, and 200 chairs for customers. The event would initially be approved for only one year “so that its operations can be evaluated prior to any longterm approval,” according to the application. This would be Off the Grid’s first foray south of Belmont; it would join a scattered few other food truck events in the area. The Willows Market in Menlo Park hosts a smaller-scale food truck night every Monday; many of those vendors also participate in Off the Grid. Popular food-truck event Edgewood Eats in Palo Alto was See OFF THE GRID, page 6

Harry Harrison, 91, leaves community service legacy By Sandy Brundage Almanac Staff Writer

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ongtime local developer, political figure and community activist Harry Harrison died Dec. 22 at age 91. Mr. Harrison was born in Puyallup, Washington, in 1922; his family later moved to California. He and wife Barbara, who died in 2007, met as neighbors in Redwood City and graduated together in 1941 from Sequoia High School, where they began dating. The couple married in 1946 and later moved to Menlo Park in 1978. Mr. Harrison served on the Menlo Park Planning Commission from 1988 to 1996, and on the board of the West Bay Sanitary District for many years. As a commissioner he played a role in redesigning Fremont Park and Santa Cruz Avenue, narrowing the downtown strip from a four-lane road to a tree-lined, two-lane road with angled parking. He also had an active career as a developer, building 42 houses in Ladera alone, as well as other homes in the community. For years he was a fixture at Menlo Park council meetings, offering views on a wide variety of topics and in 1997, ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the dais.

Harry Harrison was active on Menlo Park’s political and community service scene.

A BMW SUV jumped across a sidewalk and struck two 6-year-old twin brothers on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park on Oct. 17.

An active volunteer, Mr. Harrison donated hours to Little House in Menlo Park, the Live Oaks Lions Club and the Menlo Park Historical Association. He spent many Sundays at the Menlo Park Farmers’ Market, which supplies homeless organizations with food and raises funds for the Lions Club. He won the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce Golden Acorn Award for individual achievement in community service in 1999. He is survived by son Jim Harrison, and grandson Brock Harrison, both of Belmont. Another son, Kent, died at the age of 16.

Driver responds to lawsuit over crash that injured 6-year-old twins in Menlo By Sandy Brundage Almanac Staff Writer

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he 90-year-old driver of a car that reportedly pinned two 6-year-old twin brothers against a wall on Santa Cruz Avenue has denied all responsibility for the resulting injuries, claiming the children were engaged in behavior that was reckless,

careless and negligent. The driver, Edward Nelson of Woodside, made that claim in his response to the Cadigan family’s lawsuit naming him as the defendant. According to the lawsuit, filed on Nov. 14, the Cadigan twins and their 9-year-old brother were walking along Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park when a BMW SUV with the license plate

“EN ESQ” jumped across the sidewalk, striking the twins. The Oct. 17 crash broke one twin’s arm and left the other 6-year-old boy in critical condition; he was released from Stanford Hospital following a fiveweek stay and multiple surgeries. The family seeks punitive as well as general damages on behalf of See LAWSUIT, page 6

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all three boys for their injuries, which the lawsuit describes as ranging from multiple, extensive skin grafts and damage to the lower body; orthopedic and softtissue damage to the upper body; and emotional trauma. Mr. Nelson states in his response to the lawsuit that the plaintiffs “carelessly, recklessly and negligently conducted and maintained themselves” in a way that contributed to the accident. Furthermore, “knowing the probable consequences thereof, (they) placed themselves in a position of danger and voluntarily participated in all the activities,” and so assumed any related risks. Finally, the plaintiffs failed to “reasonably mitigate” any damages they sustained. At the time of the accident, Mr. Nelson’s license was confiscated and he was ordered to schedule an examination within five OFF THE GRID continued from page 5

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at a court hearing on Dec. 20, the judge revoked his bail and issued an arrest warrant. Mr. Ape, of East Palo Alto, is charged with multiple counts related to alleged drug sales. According to the District Attorney’s Office, a Menlo Park police detective executing a search warrant at the suspect’s apartment found bags of cocaine and a generic form of Xanax, oxycodone tablets, marijuana and “a digital scale disguised as a CD case.” He has two prior convictions related to a 2001 felony hitand-run case, according to the District Attorney’s Office. By failing to appear on Dec. 20, Mr. Ape forfeited a $100,000 bail bond and now faces a bail of $150,000 when found. business days with the DMV, or risk suspension of his license. As he held a valid license and wasn’t under the influence when the accident happened, he faces only a possible infraction, according to police. The District Attorney’s Office will make the final determination. Mr. Nelson graduated from Stanford Law School and was licensed to practice law from 1957 to 2001, according to the California State Bar. A team of two attorneys from Pedersen Eichenbaum & Lauderdale of San Jose and one from Dyer & White in Menlo Park is representing him in the lawsuit. Attorney Michael Kelly, representing the Cadigan family, did not respond to requests for comment on the defendant’s filing. The court has scheduled a hearing on Jan. 23 regarding Mr. Nelson’s motion to eliminate punitive damages. A case management conference is set for March 5. A

revamped its 57-year-old municipal code to allow food trucks in parts of downtown, but also added various permits and requirements. The Menlo Park Planning Commission is scheduled to review Off the Grid’s permit request at its Jan. 13 meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the Civic Center at 701 Laurel St. A

daughter, Dec. 20, Sequoia Hospital.

Woodside ■ Priscilla De Oliveira and Alexander Little, a son, Dec. 21, Sequoia Hospital.

La Honda ■ Darci Lyles and Quinn Guerrero, daughter and son (twins), Dec. 12, Sequoia Hospital.

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Residents fear traffic light would increase traffic woes By Barbara Wood Special to the Almanac

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esidents of Atherton’s Selby Lane say traffic has become so bad on their formerly quiet street that they frequently have long waits to get out of their own driveways. After several Selby Lane residents testified about their plight at the Dec. 18 Atherton City Council meeting, council members decided to delay for further study a decision on adding a traffic light at the Selby Lane intersection with El Camino Real, which neighbors fear would bring even more traffic to Selby Lane. Council members worried that making changes that attempt to divert drivers from Selby Lane, such as eliminating or reducing left turns, would just dump it on other Atherton streets. “Traffic is increasing every day,” said longtime Selby Lane resident Claire Starry. She has had pets killed and “I’ve almost been hit when I put my recycling out,” she said. “Please try to do something ... to stop the

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traffic on Selby Lane.” Ms. Starry suggested banning left turns onto and from Selby Lane during commute hours. Other residents suggested getting rid of the left-turn lanes altogether. But council members suggested either might cause a whole new set of problems. Banning left turns at Selby “would mean traffic would probably move to other places where they could make a left turn,” said Councilman Jim Dobbie. The increase in traffic on local streets “is an issue everywhere in Atherton,” said Councilwoman Elizabeth Lewis. “I cannot get out of my driveway in the morning.” Caltrans had asked the town to consider putting a traffic light at the intersection of El Camino Real and Selby Lane because of the number of accidents there. Between 2002 and 2011, the intersection has been the site of 50 accidents, with about half of them being one vehicle

broadsiding another, according to information provided to the town by Caltrans. None of the accidents involved pedestrians, according to the report. In September, one man was killed and another seriously injured in a three-vehicle collision at the intersection when a car traveling northbound on El Camino Real tried to make a left turn onto Selby Lane, according to police. The council also put off making a decision on adding a pedestrian-controlled light, called a pedestrian hybrid beacon, on El Camino Real at Isabella Avenue. Caltrans had offered to pay the costs for the light, and had also offered to pay for such a light at Selby Lane if the council decided against a traditional traffic light there. The matter will go back to the Transportation Committee, and town employees will also bring the council a proposal to do more studies on the issue. In the meantime, Ms. Lewis had one short-term solution. “Can there be more police presence there?” she asked. A

Atherton OKs traffic-management plan By Barbara Wood Special to the Almanac

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plan by Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton to improve traffic conditions by cutting back on the number of vehicles accessing the school rather than enlarging intersections near the school was approved by the Atherton City Council at its Dec. 18 meeting. As part of the approval of a master plan for the school in 2010, Sacred Heart was required to make changes to intersections on Emilie and Elena avenues to accommodate more traffic. But the school found that the changes would destroy 12 heritage trees, and asked instead to continue a program of trying to reduce campus traffic by encouraging carpooling, shuttles to and from public transportation, and off-site parking. Such a program is

called Transportation Demand Management, or TDM. An annual survey will measure traffic close to the school, and if it gets worse, the school will be forced to reduce its enrollment. Sandy Dubinsky, the school’s chief operations officer, said the school has already “done quite a bit of educating our faculty, staff and parents.” A neighbor of the school, Keith Wallenberg, who said he has often complained about the school in the past, praised the traffic control program. “The school has gotten it,” he said. “The school is trying very hard to be a good neighbor. In my judgment this is exactly the right course.” Councilman Cary Wiest said he was “very pleased to see a very detailed plan and a very deep concern on the school’s part to mitigate traffic concerns.” Neighboring Menlo School

Students wrap gifts for children Two hundred students gathered at Woodside Elementary School on Friday, Dec. 20, to help wrap 800 Christmas gifts for children in need.

The gifts were donated by the local nonprofit Peace Builders, founded by Diane Eskenazi of Woodside. Gifts include warm blan-

may also join Sacred Heart Schools in the efforts to cut down on school-related traffic, said David McAdoo, director of operation and construction for Menlo School, who endorsed the idea of taking cars off the street instead of managing traffic. The two schools have discussed sharing carpools or shuttles for their employees and students. “We know it works. We know it has tangible, real results,” he said. “The whole will be better than the sum of the parts.” Only three council members were available to vote on the issue; Councilwoman Elizabeth Lewis recused herself because she lives near the school, and Councilman Bill Widmer recused himself because his wife is an Atherton planning commissioner who had already voted on this issue. The vote to accept the traffic management plan was unanimous.

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Ted Driscoll steps down for recycled materials. “There is a kind of preconceived notion Mr. Driscoll was the council’s in the public that super green point man in making the case buildings, that green sustainable that some buildings would come buildings, are much more expenapart in a major quake. The sive,” he said. “We’re finding that opponents enlisted their own it’s not the case.” technical expertise. An emeriThe complex did win a platinum tus professor with geo-technical award in 2009 from the U.S. Green engineering experience came Building Council, along with before the professional geologists nine other awards, including five on the town’s Geologic Safety from the American Institute of Committee to argue why a new Architects. Press coverage included complex was not needed. regional and national outlets. The elementary school could Go to tinyurl.com/PV-green be retrofitted “with a few archi- for a detailed description of the tectural changes,” the professor complex’s green elements. said. The paths of earthquake The effort also tapped comfaults change as the soil changes, munity spirit. As the buildings including when the soil is com- went up, volunteers raised about pacted by a concrete foundation $17 million of the necessary $20 or penetrated by tree roots. These million, with town reserves conelements “effectively reinforce” tributing the remainder. Had the the site against faulting, he said. council asked voters to authorize In a 2007 interview with the a municipal bond measure, the Almanac, with the opposition might project in its third have won the day, Ted Driscoll’s year, Mr. Driscoll given that pascommented on the contributions ‘have sage would have views of non-scirequired a twoentists. “I think if been nothing short thirds majority of you were to have a of monumental,’ the votes. vote right now (on) Mr. Driscoll whether people says former mayor described his stratbelieve there will egy as transparenGary Nielsen. be an earthquake cy and resolve: be in the 21st century, I believe open about everything but retain there’d be a significant (group) the council’s authority. “They’re that says no,” he said. They may the elected representatives of the be right, he added, but not on rea- town, they stood for election, not sonable grounds. “They will wish once but in some cases multiple that there wasn’t one, therefore times, and that’s the way reprethere isn’t going to be one.” sentative government works,” he Mr. Driscoll said he took on “a said. little challenge, my cross to bear Lessons from five terms on the — that reason could convince council? “You need a thick skin,” people and that if I had a chance Mr. Driscoll said. “Even in guest to talk to them offline, or talk to opinions, people will say things them in a smaller (venue) or talk about you that are not things they to them with drawings and with would say in polite company. ... experts, that we could get every- Yes. You need a thick skin.” body to move to consensus. I don’t think that really happened, Colleagues comment “Ted is the purest politician and some people sort of solidiI have ever known,” Councilfied in their position.” Once the project got rolling, the woman Maryann Moise Derwin council faced the reality of the said in an email. “Everything town’s green ambitions: taking he did was motivated by a deep the old school apart piece by piece, desire to do the right thing by the re-using as much of it as possible, residents of Portola Valley because dealing with innumerable con- he truly loved the community. struction and design issues, and His departure from the council is seeking the highest (platinum) a profound loss for all of us.” Mr. Driscoll’s contributions award for green construction. Mr. Driscoll led the way, and with a “have been nothing short of monumental,” former maysecondary goal in mind. or Gary Nielsen said at Mr. Role model Driscoll’s last meeting. “I would be very proud of a On the Town Center project, “a platinum building,” Mr. Driscoll lot of us were involved but (Ted) said in 2007. “I am prouder if we was the leader and we needed a make a platinum building that leader,” said Planning Commisother people learn from.” sioner Arthur “Chip” McIntosh. Portola Valley is home to lead- “Ted has been extremely generers who control budgets, he said. ous in volunteering his great Maybe they can be shown that talent for all these years.” green buildings are on a par with “Ted, thank you for everytraditional construction, cost thing,” said ASCC Chair Danna less to run, and create markets Breen. continued from page 3

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Paint companies must pay SM County $55 million Three top lead paint companies, Sherwin-Williams, NL Industries, and ConAgra, must pay San Mateo County $55 million to remove dangerous lead paint from homes, according to a Dec. 16 ruling by Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge James P. Kleinberg. Mary Alexander of Atherton, co-lead counsel on the case, said the verdict came after 13 years of litigation and five weeks of trial. “This verdict will prevent lead poisoning of children from paint in their homes,� she said. “It is a great victory for the people of California. Ms. Alexander, with offices in San Francisco, is a former

national president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. The lawsuit brought by San Mateo County and nine other government agencies accused the three companies of knowingly promoting and selling lead paint, a product they knew to be harmful. Judge Kleinberg ordered the three to pay the 10 plaintiffs a total of $1.1 billion. The money will be used to help eliminate the health hazards posed by lead paint in homes. The state banned lead paint in 1978. Lead is considered highly toxic and can harm the development of young children, causing a long list of medical problems.

Meeting for Filoli volunteers A meeting for potential new Filoli volunteers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the 654-acre estate in Woodside. Reservations are required by Jan. 3. There are opportunities to volunteer as docents, and in areas such as visitor services, public relations, the Cafe and

the Garden Shop. More than 1,300 volunteers help sustain Filoli, a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. To register, send an email to volunteer@filoli.org. Visit www.filoli.org and click on the Volunteer link for more information.

TOWN OF WOODSIDE 2955 WOODSIDE ROAD WOODSIDE, CA 94062 PLANNING COMMISSION January 15, 2014 7:30 PM PUBLIC HEARING 3.

Sophie and Bill Makris 2375 Woodside Road

ASRB2013-0033 Planner: Sean Mullin, Assistant Planner

Review for approval, conditional approval, or denial of a proposal to remodel and construct additions to an existing single-family residence; construct a new detached garage, a new entry gate, and a 6-foot solid wood fence; relocate the driveway; and install other landscape and site improvements. 4.

AT&T 5055 Farm Hill Boulevard

CUSE2013-0008 Planner: Sean Mullin, Assistant Planner

Review for approval, conditional approval, or denial of a Conditional Use Permit Amendment to CUSE2009-0002 to modify the ground-mounted equipment, remove the existing 12-foot pole and install a new 20-foot pole and new pole-mounted equipment at an existing wireless facility on property owned by Caltrans. Ground-mounted equipment would be installed within the conďŹ nes of the existing utility pad.

All application materials are available for public review at the Woodside Planning and Building Counter, Woodside Town Hall, weekdays from 8:00 – 10:00 AM and 1:00 – 3:00 PM, or by appointment. For more information, contact the Woodside Planning and Building Department at (650) 851-6790.

    

  

         

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PICTURES PICTURES 2013 photos from Almanac communities Photos by Almanac photographer Michelle Le Above: Hillview Middle School Principal Erik Burmeister gets his head shaved by eighth-grade student Andrew while Madeline and Gaby watch on April 5. The students were among the four top-ranked achievers in the school’s test Acceleration Model program, begun in January to help kids struggling with math and reading. The principal had promised that the program’s top achievers could shave his head. Right, above: Encinal Elementary School Principal Sharon Burns kisses Lily, a 7-month-old Vietnamese pot-bellied pig, held by owner Terry Tenzing, on May 31. Faculty members also kissed the pig in front of students as a reward for raising $7,290 for Chores for Change, a fundraiser to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Right, below: Father Hermogen Holste swings an incense burner before morning service at the Nativity of the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church on Jan. 25. The Menlo Park church celebrated its 60th anniversary and the completion of a three-year renovation. 10NThe AlmanacNTheAlmanacOnline.comNJanuary 1, 2014

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Clockwise from top left: ■ Drue Kataoka with her artwork, “After the Celestial Axe,” at the Djerassi artists’ compound in the hills above Woodside. ■ Levi Johnson is ejected by the bull during the senior boys bull racing contest at the Woodside Junior Rodeo on July Fourth. ■ Protestors carrying pipes march toward Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park on May 1 as part of a demonstration against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s support of the Keystone XL Pipeline. ■ Joe embraces his sons Butch, 3, and Roy, 1, on Nov. 21 after playtime at InnVision Shelter Network, one of the beneficiaries of the Almanac’s Holiday Fund.

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that is inspired throughout my decades of cooking with the new veil of my son Bryan and the new-age techniques, and everything from woodburning suckling pig cassoulet to a whole roasted pork rack, to grilled trout, to homemade sausages with little stews, (and a) charcuterie plate with cheese. And there will be some fresh pizzas out of the oven ... (and) great salads and sandwiches, especially at lunchtime. Really fresh, fresh approach, and everything from scratch and made in-house. We want a bar crowd, you know — oysters, a fun place to hang out.� (Ogden’s son, Bryan, is also a chef who recently helped open a Las Vegas restaurant, and will also do so for Menlo Park.) Mr. Ogden, a James Beardaward-winning chef, cookbook author and restaurateur, owns a home (and restaurant at Santana Row) in San Jose. His Lark Creek Restaurant Group operates 14 restaurants, including in Santa Clara, San Francisco, Napa, Larkspur and Walnut Creek.

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West Bay Sanitary www.westbaysanitary.org Dedicated to protecting the public health and the environment by providing cost effective sanitary sewer service

Manager's Corner

2013 was another successful year at West Bay Sanitary District. We replaced or rehabilitated 3 miles of wastewater pipeline, reduced sewer spills by another 20%, and successfully delivered over 3.3 million gallons a day of wastewater to the treatment plant. Every individual at West Bay worked hard to meet the productivity goals established for the cleaning, repairing, and replacement of sewer lines in order to successfully reduce Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) from 41 in 2010 to only 10 in 2013.

And our Operations personnel aren’t the only ones seeing the fruit of their labors. The administration group is achieving success in investments of District reserves, saving money in the purchase of replacement equipment, and sharing resources with other By Phil Scott local agencies. The District has realized 3.2% return on investments this year which is terrific compared to District Manager the return we would get with our money in the State’s Local Agency Investment Fund with a current interest rate of 0.27%. The District saved over $35,000 on the purchase of a Sewer Cleaning truck by piggy backing on the City of San Jose’s purchase order to get the same volume pricing for the single purchase. West Bay also collaborated with other agencies to share in training costs where we have common training needs and worked with other agencies to provide maintenance services in areas in which the District excels and other agencies have limited resources. The District will continue to implement approaches like these in 2014 in an effort to maximize economies of scale and keep rates as low as possible.

day or night, call us first at (650) 321-0384 and we can assess if it’s a problem we can fix based on its location or if you will need to call a plumber or drain cleaning service. We have cleaned more sewer lines, repaired more sewer lines and replaced more miles of pipeline over the last few years than ever before, vastly increasing the dependability of our wastewater collection system. You can depend on us to serve you.

REPORT A PROBLEM by calling

We are committed to keeping the wastewater in the pipes. That’s why we not only clean the sewer main lines but we offer a “courtesy cleaning” of the homeowner’s private sewer lateral from a conforming property line clean out to the sewer main.

(650) 321-0384

The District provides 24 hour emergency service. If you have a sewer lateral problem,

2013 Capital Improvement Projects Complete

CCTV Camera Unit and Step Van System Upgraded

In 2013 District contractors completed work on two capital improvement projects.

District Staff performs closed circuit television (CCTV) inspections to assess the District’s Collection System on a 5 year basis. This entails placing a camera into sewer pipes to visually inspect the condition of the pipe and to determine whether repairs or replacement is necessary. Additionally, CCTV inspections serve to verify the cleaning crews are cleaning line segments properly as part of our on-going Quality Control (Q/C) as addressed in the District’s Sewer System Management Plan.

The 30-Inch Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project also known as the 30-Inch Corrugated Metal Pipe (CMP) Lining Project consists of the rehabilitation of approximately 4,400 linear feet of 30-inch sanitary sewer main. The existing sewer main is a CMP along an easement through non-residential parcels located on the northwesterly part of the District in the City of Menlo Park, California. The second, the Frederick and Suburban Park Project is located between Bay Road and the Bayshore Freeway and between Flood Park and Marsh Road within the City of Menlo Park. The Frederick area is an area approximately 3,200 feet between Van Buren Road and Frederick Avenue and between Green Oaks Drive and Ringwood Avenue within the Town of Atherton and City of Menlo Park. The Suburban Park Project was approximately 7,700 feet. Total project estimate $2,415,846.

The existing CCTV unit was purchased in 2002 and has reached its useful life. The Board of Directors authorized the FY2013/2014 budget which included replacing the 2001 CCTV Camera Unit. The amount budgeted is $285,000, which is listed under CCTV Step Van System Unit 215 in the Capital Asset Expenditures document. After comparing the CCTV equipment and history of performance staff determined that “piggy-backing” off of the City of San Jose’s purchase would be in the best interest, provide a price break, and streamline the purchasing process, all of which has saved the District time and money.

West Bay Sanitary District Passes Resolution for No Rate Increase for Solid Waste (Garbage/Recycling) Collection in 2014 “We are pleased that there will be no rate increase for our solid waste customers in 2014,” said WBSD Director Fran Dehn. “It’s very important for our customers to have the services from Recology that provide them with recycling, organic materials and solid waste collection and not have an increase in rates for the upcoming year.”

In 2013 District Board of Directors made it official that the District’s 2,200 solid waste customers in unincorporated San Mateo County will not see an increase in rates in 2014. Past rate year’s increases now have caught up to the increased costs of weekly pick up of the compost cans. External costs such as labor and fuel rates have stabilized as well. Combined these factors enable the District to provide a “no increase” year in solid waste rates.

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Recology San Mateo County provides collection services for refuse, recyclable materials, and compostable materials under a ten-year franchise agreement with the District which began January 2011.

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West Bay Sanitary District Sponsors First Annual Diaper Derby Race in Menlo Park

Board Approves 2013/14 Budget

The West Bay Sanitary District proudly sponsored the firstever Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce Block Party Diaper Derby, where babies from all over Menlo Park raced by the seat of their pants (or in this case diapers) to compete for top prizes on Santa Cruz Avenue in June 2013. The mini-race took place on a rainbow gymnastic mat amid a sea of balloons, bubbles, and live music that painted the streets of Santa Cruz Avenue.

The West Bay Sanitary District Board of Directors has approved the 2013/14 budget that projects $19,275,600 in revenues and $20,826,202 in total expenses, liabilities and reserves in the General Fund. The most significant costs are our non-operating expenses, which have risen to a full 60% ($8.8M) of all expenses for the District and include the support of the Wastewater Treatment Plant operations at South Bayside System Authority (SBSA), as well as debt service on the bonds to fund SBSA’s Capital Improvement projects. West Bay Sanitary is a partner with RedwoodCity, Belmont, and San Carlos, which formed the Joint Powers Authority known as SBSA. The Capital Asset Fund budget includes capital expenditures and revenue transfers of $5,672,500. This number consists of almost $5 million in capital projects such as pipeline replacement. It also includes equipment replacement and contributions to our emergency reserves.

“We were happy to sponsor this fun event, give away some great prizes and get the word out about what to flush, and not flush, down the drain.” —Phil Scott, West Bay District Manager

For more budget details go to www.westbaysanitary.org/about-us/budget-finance

West Bay Wins Collection System of the Year Award! These and more accomplishments are captured in the District Performance Measures Report: www.westbaysanitary.org/about-us/budget-finance

In early 2013 West Bay was awarded the California Water Environmental Association (CWEA), 2012 Collection System of the Year Award for the Santa Clara Valley Section. The award recognizes the District for success in operating a top quality organization and leading the way in the water environment field. The award was given in recognition that District Staff has implemented numerous improvements to its maintenance program, safety program, pipeline replacement projects, customer service and has considerably reduced sanitary sewer overflows to a record low.

Heath Cortez was named the Collection System Supervisor of the year. The program seeks to recognize outstanding achievements within the water environment field, improve the professional status of all personnel working in the field, and stimulate public awareness of the importance of wastewater treatment to public health and the water environment.

District Purchases Aquatech Hydro-Jet/ Vacuum Combination Sewer Cleaning Unit

West Bay Hosts SWAT Urban Shield Event

The District’s new Aquatech Combo Unit replaces the District’s eleven year old combo unit to clean and vacuum all sewer mainlines and wet wells within the district, which is part of our strategic goals. The existing combo unit has surpassed its useful life and requires a new engine; other parts and components have failed as well. Over the course of several months, District staff analyzed the latest technology in combo units and found that several improvements were made in the past eleven years. Staff looked at all options then determined that Aquatech (brand name) performed best. Use of a cooperative purchasing program expedited the purchase of the Aquatech Combo Unit before the District suffered further break downs with the existing combo unit; this saved staff time while ensuring the District received a very competitive price for the equipment.

West Bay has partnered with local Public Safety agencies in San Mateo to host first responder preparedness exercises for SWAT teams, Fire Rescue Teams, EMS and medical emergency teams. Regional training occurred at several facilities throughout Alameda and San Mateo Counties during this Event in October. West Bay agreed to have some of the training events take place at the old wastewater treatment facilities located behind Bay Front Park. To learn more go to www.urbanshield.org.

What 2 Flush: know what should go down the drain that is sewer safe It’s simple, the toilet is only meant to flush the three P’s—pee, poop and paper. Human waste and toilet paper should be the only thing going down the toilet. Unfortunately, over the years, people have turned the toilet into a trash can. From medications to sanitary products and baby wipes to deceased pet fish and cigarette butts, if it fits, people flush it. Flushing these types of items down the toilet causes home pipes to clog, wastes water (up to 5 gallons of water every time you flush) and most importantly can have a huge impact on our sewers and not to mention our ocean.

Baby wipes are growing to be a huge problem for sewer systems; even though they say “flushable” they are not. They don’t breakdown quickly and they cling to the pipelines underground and cause stoppages and jam pumps at the pumping stations. A list of items that should NOT go down the Toilet! Baby Wipes, Sanitary Products, Paper Towels, Diapers, Prescription Drugs, Over-The-Counter Medications, Kitty Litter, Condoms, Dental Floss.

WEST BAY SANITARY DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS Ronald W. Shepard, President

David Walker, Secretary

Edward Moritz, Treasurer

Fran Dehn, Director

Roy Thiele Sardiña, Director

West Bay Sanitary District (WBSD) operates a wastewater collection system serving Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley and several small portions of unincorporated areas of San Mateo County through a network of over 200 miles of mainline pipe and 13 pumping stations serving approximately 54,000 citizens.

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Local AYSO teams win division titles By Gudrun Enger, AYSO Region 109, Menlo Park-Atherton. The Menlo Park-Atherton AYSO Girls under 12 and Boys under 12 soccer teams both won in their respective divisions at the AYSO Silicon Valley Area Championships, held Dec. 7-8 in Menlo Park and Sunnyvale. Area 2A includes Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, Los Altos, Mountain View, Palo Alto and Sunnyvale. The teams, which include a

dozen 10- and 11-year-old players, advanced to the Section 2 Tournament in Foster City on Dec. 14-15. The GU12 Lightning Wolves placed second in its division, while the BU12 Blue Jays lost in the quarterfinals to the eventual tournament winner (MDSA). Section 2 covers Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada (except Las Vegas) and Alaska, serving over 33,000 youth soccer players.

“I can count on one hand the amount of times Menlo Park has sent a team to the Section 2 tournament,� says Michael Molano, regional commissioner for AYSO Region 109 Menlo Park-Atherton. “To have both our girls and boys from U12 attend this year demonstrates the commitment of our volunteers who have worked so hard to strengthen our program.� The Lightning Wolves posted an 8-1-1 regular season record.

They went undefeated at the Area Championship and finished 2-1-1 at the Section Tournament. Parent-volunteers Gudrun Enger, Drew Norris, Cathrine Baglo and Royal Farros coached the Lightning Wolves. The Blue Jays also finished the regular season 8-1-1 and went undefeated in the Area Championship. Parent-volunteers Chris Francis and Mark Bakker coached the Blue Jays. One of the highlights of the Section 2 tourney was the first game when the Blue Jays played

side-by-side (on neighboring fields) with their Menlo Park GU12 counterparts, with both teams coming away with firstround victories. The Lightning Wolves and Blue Jays were formed in late summer and began playing together in August 2013. All the players and volunteer coaches live in Menlo Park and Atherton. These teams were among 150 teams that played soccer in Region 109 this year, with more than 1,600 children between the ages of 4 and 18 participating.

Linda Bibbler honored for years of volunteer service

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On Jan. 10, Linda Bibbler of Woodside will receive the Pegasus Medal of Honor in Lexington, Kentucky, in recognition of her years of volunteer service to horses and equestrian sport. The U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) will present the award at its annual awards gala. The Pegasus Medal of Honor is one of the top awards given by USEF, the national governing body for equestrian sport. Ms. Bibbler serves on the USEF board of directors and chairs the Vaulting High Performance Committee. Since 1995, she has organized the annual Woodside Vaulters Spring Fest. Recently, she organized and brought top-level international vaulting competitions to the Bay Area, including the upcoming 2014 Pacific Cup CVI to be held in Hollister in May. Ms. Bibbler also has managed U.S. Vaulting teams’ participation in major international competitions. Linda Bibbler grew up in Atherton and has lived in Woodside with her husband, Jim, and family since 1969. Her involvement with horses began at age 12. She showed hunters while

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Linda Bibbler is shown with her vaulting horse, Giovanni.

a student at Crystal Springs School and Stanford University. Her enthusiasm for vaulting began with her two daughters’ involvement in the sport in the 1980s. The Bibblers founded the Woodside Vaulters equestrian vaulting club in 1990. A residential real estate broker since 1973, Ms. Bibbler is managing broker at Merrill Properties Inc. in Menlo Park. She has a BA degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard University.

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Informative, humorous and lively discussions between parents and their pre-teens on puberty, the opposite sex and growing up. Girls attend these two-part sessions with their moms and boys attend with their dads. Call (650) 724-4601 or visit calendar.lpch.org to register or obtain more information on the times, locations and fees for these and other courses.

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Ladera Granola partners with shelter Ladera Granola, founded by Brian Tetrud, has released its latest video, “Ladera Granola Saves Christmas,� and teamed up with InnVision to donate 100 bags of the hand-baked granola to the shelter. The four members of the video’s team, all graduates of Menlo-Atherton High School’s class of 2006, chose to reach out to a local homeless shelter and offered to donate to 100 families if the video reaches

100,000 views on YouTube, where it has been uploaded. The short commercial illustrates Santa’s frustration upon uncovering a tray missing his favorite treat, Ladera Granola. It was written by Nima Naimi and directed by Julien de Benedictus, with music composed by Jake Hutt. To view the videos, search YouTube for “Ladera Granola Saves Christmas� and “Welcome to Ladera Granola.�

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January court hearing is ahead for former deputy Colin Troy Smith of the San Mateo County Sheriff ’s Office. Mr. Smith pleaded not guilty on Dec. 19 to residential burglary and assault and battery that caused “great bodily injury,� according to prosecutors. The charges, both felonies, could land him in state prison if he is convicted. Mr. Smith, 42, is a resident of San Carlos and is out of custody. He is accused of severely beating an ex-boyfriend of his former girlfriend, breaking his nose and bones around one of his eyes, prosecutors said. The attack took place in August. Mr. Smith, while on duty, searched Redwood City bars for his former girlfriend, prosecutors said. Later when he was off duty, he pushed his way into his ex-girlfriend’s home in Redwood City, they said. After his arrest, Mr. Smith bailed out

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■ A woman recovered a purse and most of its contents that she had left behind at the Alys Grace women’s clothing store on Santa Cruz Avenue. The one item missing from the purse was $5,200 in cash. Dec. 22.

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mated value of $400 that had been left unlocked in front of a house on Bay Laurel Drive. Dec. 23.

â–  Two packages delivered to the front porch of a Woodland Avenue home are missing. Inside were makeup and body lotion with a total estimated value of $196. Dec. 19.

â–  Someone neatly cut open a package containing spa cleaning supplies that had been delivered to a house on Ringwood Avenue. Nothing was missing from the package. Dec. 23.

â–  A package containing two brassieres that had been delivered to a home on Middle Avenue was found opened but with nothing missing. Dec. 23. Stolen vehicle report: A white 1994 Ford E250 van is missing from the driveway of a home on Windermere Avenue. Dec. 21.

Just because weather conditions turn harsh this time of year doesn’t mean that your skin has to as well. Stanford Dermatology offers the most advanced technologies for diagnosing and providing the highest quality care and treatment for all skin conditions and diseases, from the common to the more complex, including:

Town launches radio station A low-power AM radio station went on line recently in Portola Valley. The broadcast signal is intended for town-wide communications during major emergencies and can be heard on car radios and at nearly all residences in town. The signal at 1680 Khz is running a looped message with information on how to prepare for an emergency. The system is capable of live broadcasts, and prerecorded messages are easily

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Provides after-school and academic support and activities for 1,750 at-risk K-12 youth at nine locations in Menlo Park and the North Fair Oaks neighborhood of Redwood City. Members attend at least twice a week during the academic year and receive essential tutoring, mentoring, and academic support.

The largest collector and distributor of food on the Peninsula, Second Harvest Food Bank distributed 52 million pounds of food last year. It gathers donations from individuals and businesses and distributes food to more than 250,000 people each month through more than 770 agencies and distribution sites in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

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Please make checks payable to: Silicon Valley Community Foundation Send coupon and check, if applicable, to: The Almanac Holiday Fund c/o Silicon Valley Community Foundation 2440 West El Camino Real, Suite 300 Mountain View, CA 94040 The Almanac Holiday Fund is a donor advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. A contribution to this fund allows your donation to be tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Through December 27th, 114 donors have contributed $89,416.16 to the Holiday Fund Anonymous donations ......5,425

Elizabeth Tromovitch ............250

Robin Quist Gates ................250

Barbara B. White ..................100

Anne Hillman and George Comstock.....................*

Rona Marie ..........................750

Margo Sensenbrenner ..............*

Bettina McAdoo ...................300

Lauren and Julie Mercer .......100

Thomas and Polly Bredt........300

Catherine Cerny .......................*

Heidi Larsen ...........................25

Ken and Judy Kormanak ...........*

Gordon B. Chamberlain ........500

Thomas and Maggie Mah Johnson...............*

Judy & Doug Adams .............300

Tom and Nancy Fiene ...............* Katherine Bryant ......................* Gerald and Candace Griffin....50 Ladera Mens Tennis and Domino .........................185

Jane M. Land ........................400

Donna W. Mackowski ...........500 Diana M. Laraway ................200 Sandy and Andy Hall ................* Barb & Carlo Jacobseon .......100 Lynne S. Fovinci ......................75

Peter & Deborah Nelson .......250

Erika Crowley ...........................*

Joan Rubin ...............................*

Martha Norberg ................1,000

David Reneau .......................150

April Fallon ...........................200

Paul Perret............................250

Kathleen J. Elkins .................100

The Calhoon Family ..............500

Mayling Dixon ......................100

Subbaiah Malladi ..............5,000

Nanci Yuan ...........................100

Jeffrey Volckmann .............1,000

Marilyn Wolper.....................100

Gary Peterson....................1,000

Joan Lane ..........................1,000

Robert Mullen and Marsha Campbell .................500

Adele Carney........................500 K.M. Ashford ..........................75

Bruce Willard........................500

Janice E. Jedkins ...................400

Pegasus Family Fund .........1,000

Jackie Johnson .......................20

Bill and Nancy Ellsworth ..........*

Karen Sortino .........................75

Robert A. Page ..................1,064

Wilcox & Sandra Patterson...250

Betty Jean Meissner .............100

Lucy Reid-Krensky ................100

Lynn T. Swisher .....................100

Don Lowry............................100

Stone Family.........................100

Hobart S. Johnson ..................50

Lisa Ryan................................50

Barbara Brennan ..................500

Richard Sibley ......................100 Andrea G. Julian ...................300

In Memory Of Bill Hewlett & Dave Packard .......................500

Anne G. Moser .....................100

Esther Johnson .........................*

James E. Esposito .....................*

Bill Lend ...............................100

Frederick R. Mugler, Jr.............60

Helen Gibboney .......................*

Richard and Jean Duda ..........10

Annie Strem ...........................50

Mark and Karen Weitzel ...........*

Jack Pfluke .............................75

Caroline Beverstock .............250

Janice M. Pausa....................100

Mary Soloman ........................50

Raymond and Nancy Rosendin ...................500 Vicky Rundorff..........................* Terry Stein ................................* John and Floorine Galen ........50 Laura M. Reed ......................100 Penny and Greg Gallo ..........500

Robby Babcock ....................100 Marilyn Berry .......................100 Esther C. Judd ..........................* John Inglis ............................200 Frank and Celine Halet .........500

Kathy and Bob Mueller ........100 Lenore Horowitz................1,200

Dennis McBride ......................30

David F. Armstrong ...............100 John and Carman Quackenbush ............50

Foundations, Businesses & Organizations Lutticken’s After 5 ................100

Mark D. Holman .....................50

Packard Foundation ........15,000

Ellen and Jim Laussier ..........500

Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation ......................15,350

Gail and Susan Prickett ........500

Cagan gets back on the horse After an eight-year struggle with Lyme disease from a tick bite, former World Champion equestrian Sherry Wolfenbarger Cagan of Portola Valley recently competed at the National Cutting Horse Association Futurity World Championship in Fort Worth, Texas. She made it within one point of reaching the semifinals after working especially hard to get back in the saddle. “Just three months ago, I couldn’t walk up the stairs during a relapse,” she says. Cagan competed many times during the 1980s and 1990s, and is close to obtaining $500,000 in NCHA lifetime earnings, which would qualify her to be inducted into the organization’s Hall of Fame. Last year Cagan helped found the Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting prevention, diagnoses and cures. — Kate Daly N CAL EN DAR

Art Galleries Ann McMillan Paintings “Outdoor Adventures: Paintings from the Great Outdoors,” paintings by Ann McMillan, are on display at Cafe Borrone until Jan. 5. During cafe hours. Free. Cafe Borrone, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-438-2752. www. annmcmillanart.com

Classes/Workshops eBook/eAudiobook Class at PV Library Learn how to use eReaders and tablets in this Portola Valley Library session. Jan. 6, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. www.smcl.org eBooks/eAudiobooks Class at Woodside Library Bring a mobile device and any questions to this hour-long class about downloading library materials, such as eBooks and eAudiobooks. Jan. 11, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org iPad Drawing Class Learn to paint, draw, sketch and animate on an iPad or mobile device in this City of Menlo Park art class. Jan. 6-March 17, Mondays, 4-5 p.m. $130/$174. Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 650330-2200. www.egovlink.com/menlopark/ rd_classes/class_categories.aspx Memoir Writing Workshops at Little House Peninsula author Phyllis Butler will lead a series of memoir writing workshops at Menlo Park’s Little House. Jan. 9-30, Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $40/$45. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-3260732. www.penvol.org/ Persian & Central Asian Dance Class (for ages 16+) will feature classical miniature

Sherry Wolfenbarger Cagan of Portola Valley recently competed at the National Cutting Horse Association Futurity World Championship in Fort Worth, Texas. and regional folkloric Persian dances fused with the instructor’s background in yoga, flamenco, whirling and Odissi Indian styles. Jan. 6-March 29, Thursdays, 3-4 p.m. $159 residents; $213 non-residents; $15 drop-in. Arrillaga Family Rec Center, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Call 925-348-0026.† Pre-Ballet and Tap Dance Class This City of Menlo Park dance class combines pre-ballet and tap basics for children and teens. Ballet and tap shoes are required. Parents are welcome to join the last class. Jan. 9-March 27, Thursdays, 3:30-4:15 p.m. $148/$198. Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 650330-2200. www.egovlink.com/menlopark/ rd_classes/class_list.aspx?categoryid=88

Community Events Free First Friday Program at San Mateo County History Museum At 11 a.m., preschool children will be invited to learn about local inventors who changed the world. They will also create robots out of cardboard. At 2 p.m., docents will lead tours of the museum for adults. Jan. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City. Call 650299-0104. www.historysmc.org ‘Eichler Homes, Then and Now’, talk by Realtor Monique Lombardellis. Jan. 14, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free for members; $3 for others. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025. www.penvol.org/ littlehouse/contact.cfm

Family and Kids Atherton Library: Toddler Dance Party Join children’s musician Pam Donkin in “A Hop, Skip and a Jump,” a toddler dance party for ages 18 months and up. Jan. 7, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www. smcl.org

Margaret Green ...................500

In Honor Of Ray Mauss .............................50

Donna and Bruce Whitson....200

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Babies and Books Storytime Rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories for the infants ages birth to 18 months. There will be no storytimes on Jan. 20 and Feb. 17 because of holiday closures. Jan. 6-Feb. 24, Mondays, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. www.smcl.org

Health Tai Chi at Woodside Library Woodside Library hosts a tai chi class in the library’s native plant garden, weather permitting. Open to all ability levels. Jan. 3-31, Fridays, 10-11 a.m. Free. Woodside Library Native Plant Garden, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org

Live Music Megan Keely Megan Keely, a local indie folk singer whose song “Rules” was featured on the soundtrack of the film “The Hunger Games,” will perform songs from her album “Deciduous.” Jan. 11, 3-4 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org

Talks & Authors Author Len Filppu will read from his parenting book, “Prime Time Dads: 45 Reasons to Embrace Midlife Fatherhood.” Jan. 9, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-857-1031. www.keplers.com/event/len-filppu Cafe Scientifique Silicon Valley at SRI In “50 Years of Out-of-This-World Research at Arecibo Observatory,” SRI’s Dr. Robert Kerr will describe the past, present and future of the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope, located in Puerto Rico and used for breakthrough research in astronomy, space studies and atmospheric sciences. Directions to SRI: http://bit.ly/U1dido. Jan. 14, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-859-2198. www.ow.ly/ruZT9

in 1999 to organize the ‘Song is You’ concert at Menlo School inspired concerts in appreciation for the Menlo School will host “The Song is You,” featuring the music of Jerome Kern and Sammy Cahn, a benefit for Lighthouse for the Blind, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18 and 19, in the Spieker Ballroom at Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave. in Atherton. Suggested donation is $15. This 13th annual benefit concert for Lighthouse for the Blind will feature retired Menlo School

teacher Steve Gill, his daughter Anne, and “Friends of Annie,” including voice teacher Sharon Davis, Menlo’s former music director Linda Jordan, and Menlo School faculty and alumni. After graduating from Los Altos High School in 1997, Anne Gill was in a near-fatal car accident that left her blind and braininjured. Mr. Gill, a veteran singer with local theater groups, was

Lighthouse for the Blind summer camp for visually impaired adults with other disabilities, which his daughter has enjoyed. Previous concerts have raised more than $79,000 in donations, which have allowed dozens of adults with multiple impairments to receive scholarships to attend Enchanted Hills Camp. For further information, contact Steve or Nancy Gill at 948-4648.

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to all of our clients for making 2013 one of our best years ever. Our team of dedicated professionals look forward to offering the same level of exemplary service and support for all of your real estate needs in 2014.

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Agnes Williams Jack Woodson Jolaine Woodson Woodside Office Ellen Ashley Karin Bird Julie Brady Diane Chesler Rachel DiNapoli Hardyck Pam Everett Evelyn Fisher Chuck Gillooley Scott Hayes Heidi Johnson Stephanie Nash Nancy Palmer Wayne Rivas Pam Roberts Diane Rothe Jayne Williams Genella Williamson Mary Gebhardt VP/ Manager Menlo Park and Woodside Quetzal Grimm Sales Manager Woodside

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Bulletin Board 115 Announcements Dance Expressions (ages 3 +) IMSB Hosts Dr. Rick Hanson Insight Meditation South Bay is pleased to announce a talk by Neuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson, who will speak from his research and new book, Hardwiring Happiness, at 7:00PM on Tuesday January 14th at St. Timothy’s Church, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View, CA. By Donation; no registration needed. For information visit: imsb.org or www.rickhanson.net/hardwiringhappiness Kindergarten Dance Class new Holiday music original ringtones Spring Down Holiday Horse Camp Square Dance Lessons

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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) Struggling with Your Mortgage? Worried about foreclosure? Reduce Your Mortgage and Save Money. Legal Loan Modification Services. Free Consultation. Call Preferred Law. 1-800-587-1350 (Cal-SCAN)

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Jobs 560 Employment Information Drivers: CDL-A Train and Work for Us! Professional, focused CDL training available. Choose Company Driver, Owner Operator, Lease Operator or Lease Trainer. (877) 369-7126. www.CentralTruckDrivingJobs.com (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: Owner Operators Dedicted 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)

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 LARA’S GREEN CLEANING Maria’s Housecleaning Service 19 years exp., excellent refs. Good rates, own car. Maria, 650/207-4709 Navarro Housecleaning Services Apartments and homes. Carpets and windows. 20 years exp., good refs. Call for free est. 650/853-3058; 650/796-0935 Olga's Housecleaning Res./Com. Wkly/mo. Low Rates. Local Refs. 25 years Exp. & Friendly. I Love My Job! Ins. (650) 380-1406

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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 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 landaramon@yahoo.com 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 contractor’s status at www.cslb.ca.gov or 800-321-CSLB (2752). Unlicensed persons taking jobs that total less than $500.00 must state in their advertisements that they are not licensed by the Contractors State License Board.

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1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement 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) 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) TOP MOVE MGMT TOP M MOVES TOP MOVE MANAGEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 258620 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1.) Top Move Mgmt, 2.) Top M Moves, 3.) Top Move Management, located at 240 Sand Hill Circle, Menlo Park, CA 94025-7105, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): T.O.P. MOVE MANAGEMENT, LLC 240 Sand Hill Circle Menlo Park, CA 94025-7105 This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 09/27/2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on November 22, 2013. (ALM Dec. 18, 25, 2013, Jan. 1, 8, 2014) BUDDYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DOG BOARDING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 258751 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Buddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dog Boarding, located at 145 Phillip Road, Woodside, CA 94062, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): SHAE LOVAZZANO 145 Phillip Road Woodside, CA 94062 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 11/01/2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on December 5, 2013. (ALM Dec. 18, 25, 2013, Jan. 1, 8, 2014) PAULâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BREAD FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 258871 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as:

Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bread, located at 429 Concord Dr., Menlo Park, CA 94025-2905, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): DECKCHAIR SOFTWARE LLC 429 Concord Dr. Menlo Park, CA 94025-2905 This business is conducted by: 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 December 12, 2013. (ALM Dec. 18, 25, 2013, Jan. 1, 8, 2014) PENINSULA ARTS & LETTERS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 258614 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Peninsula Arts & Letters, located at 1010 El Camino Real #100, Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): PENINSULA ARTS & LECTURES 1010 El Camino Real #100 Menlo Park, CA 94025 This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on November 22, 2013. (ALM Dec. 18, 25, 2013, Jan. 1, 8, 2014) MI PUEBLITO RESTUARANT AND BAKERY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 258895 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Mi Pueblito Restuarant and Bakery, located at 2150 University Av., E. Palo Alto, CA 94303, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): MARIBEL TINOCO 2136 Lincon Av. E. Palo Alto, CA 94303 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on December 16, 2013. (ALM Dec. 25, 2013, Jan. 1, 8, 15, 2014) BAY AREA PARTY SUPPLY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 258896 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Bay Area Party Supply, located at 2154 University St., E. Palo Alto, CA 94303, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): MARIA MANDUJANO 208 Winslow St. Redwood City, CA 94063 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 December 16, 2013. (ALM Dec. 25, 2013, Jan. 1, 8, 15, 2014) WEB CROISSANTS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 259042 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Web Croissants, located at 114 University Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): WEB CROISSANTS LLC 114 University Drive Menlo Park, CA 94025 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 December 27, 2013. (ALM Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2014)

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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.: 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) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF LAWRENCE GAYLORD ELLIOTT, AKA LARRY G. ELLIOTT CASE NO. 123969 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the

will or estate, or both, of: Lawrence Gaylord Elliott, aka Larry G. Elliott A Petition for Probate has been filed by Jok Legallet in the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo. The Petition for Probate requests that Jok Legallet 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 in this court on Jan 13, 2014 at 9 AM in Dept. 28 located at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063-1655. If you object to the granting of the petition, 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. Petitioner/Attorney for Petitioner: James E Reed, 3433 Golden Gate Way, Suite C, Lafayette, CA 94549, Telephone: (925) 299-7893 12/18, 12/25, 1/1/14 CNS-2567104# THE ALMANAC

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