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Flipping through you will discover useful information about services, businesses, features and more in Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Woodside. The bounty of open spaces with striking flora to admire, museums and galleries boasting the work of local artists, and hardworking nonprofits operating just around the corner may surprise even the most knowledgeable of local residents. Info Menlo also places key resources for contacting city or town councils, public and private schools and various other important groups right at your fingertips. We like to think of Info Menlo as a living document, and we'll admit that we don't know everything. If you have suggestions or advice for what to include in future guides, please email or We greatly appreciate your feedback.

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FAC T S AN D S TAT IS T I C S AB O U T AT H ER TO N, M EN LO PAR K , PO R TO L A VALLE Y AN D WO O DSI D E Racial/ethnic breakdown (2010): White: 70.2% Black: 4.8%

Median home selling price (2005): $1,927,000

Education and income

Hispanic/Latino: 18.4% Asian/Pacific Islander: 1.4% American Indian/Alaska native: 0.5%

Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher (2008-12): 82.5% Median household income (2008-12): $166,389

Multiracial: 4.5%


Woodside Town facts

Occupied households (2008-2012): 12,554 Persons per household (2010): 2.53

Incorporated: Nov. 16, 1956

Family households: (2008-2012): 58.7%

2014-15 town operating budget: $6 million

Median home selling price (through June 2014): $1,845,000

Town employees: 17 full-time employees and one intern

Median home selling price (2005): $1,270,000

Police employees: By contract with San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

Median condominium/townhouse selling price (through June 2014): $1,225,000

ZIP code: 94062

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Family households (2008-12): 84.9%

Town facts Incorporated: Sept. 12, 1923 (Population then: 650) 2014-15 town operating budget: $11.46 million Police employees: 24

Median home selling price (through June 2014): $4,050,001 Median home selling price (2005): $3,012,500

Education and income

Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher (2008-12): 69.2% Median household income (2008-12): $113,774

Portola Valley Town facts Incorporated: July 14, 1964 2014-15 town operating budget: $6.5 million

People Population (2010): 6,914 Population (2000): 7,194 Population (1990): 7,163 Racial/ethnic breakdown (2010): White: 80.5%

Hispanic: 3.9%

American Indian/Alaska native: 0.1%

People Population (2000): 4,462

Multiracial: 3.1%

Housing Occupied households (2008-2012): 2,291

Population (2010): 32,026 Population (2000): 30,785 Population (1990): 28,040

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Family households (2008-12): 79.1%

Median home selling price (2005): $2,065,000

Education and income

Racial/ethnic breakdown (2010): White: 91%

Median household income: $212,649

Asian: 5.6% Hispanic: 4.0% Multiracial: 2.4%

Occupied households (2008-12): 1,826


Multiracial: 2.7%

Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher (2008-12): 69.7%


ZIP code: 94025

Hispanic: 4.6%

Median home selling price (through June 2014): $2,435,000

Sworn police officers: 37

Black: 1.1%

Asian: 6.3%

ZIP code: 94028

Population (1990): 4,194

City employees: 237.5 full-time equivalents

White: 89.2%

Persons per household (2010): 2.67

Menlo Park

2014-15 general fund budget: $72.1 million

Asian: 13.2%

Racial/ethnic breakdown (2010):

Police: By contract with San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office

Median household income (2008-12): $228,393

Incorporated: Nov. 23, 1927

Population (1990): 5,035

Town employees: 14 full-time; 1 part-time

Population (2010): 4,353

City facts

Population (2000): 5,352

Occupied households (2008-12): 1,879

Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher (2008-12): 84.2%

ZIP code: 94027

Population (2010): 5,287

Persons per household (2010): 2.47 Family households (2008-12): 67.3% Median home selling price (through June 2014): $2,440,000

(Sources: Town and city halls, state legislature websites, Association of Bay Area Governments, California State Department of Finance, Bay Area Census and American FactFinder. 2008-12 figures are from the 2008-2012 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates. Housing prices are from the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors.)

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Art galleries Anderson Collection in Menlo Park A large private collection of 20th-century art. Major post-war movements represented include color field painting, California funk art, Bay Area figurative art and contemporary abstract painting. Free public tours; advance reservations required. • 650-854-5160 • Portola Art Gallery at Allied Arts Guild 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Representational art by regionally and nationally recognized artists. • 650-321-0220 • Redwood City Art Center 2625 Broadway St., Redwood City. Works by 32 in-house artists, including painting, Chinese calligraphy and jewelry design. Classes are offered for children as well as adults. Scholarships available. Outreach programs to schools and the community. Nonprofit groups display their arts in the front window. • 650-366-6178 • Stanford Art Spaces 420 Via Palou, Paul G. Allen (C.I.S.), Stanford. Exhibitions change every two months, with more than 50 works per show. Works are by established and emerging artists. Each exhibit is mainly in the Paul G. Allen building (C.I.S.) and also continues in the David Packard building and in Jordan Hall’s Psychology office. • 650-725-3622 •

Bookstores and readings Barnes & Noble Bookstore 1091 El Camino Real, Redwood City. Books, magazines, author events, children’s music and “visits” from book characters. • 650-299-0117 • Bell’s Books 536 Emerson St., Palo Alto. Open since 1935, family-owned and independent, Bell’s offers more than 300,000 new, used, rare and out-of-print titles on two floors in an historic building in downtown Palo Alto. • 650-323-7822 • Books Inc. 855 El Camino Real #74, Palo Alto. A California bookstore chain since 1851. New books, toys and sale tables. • 650-321-0600 • Feldman’s Books 1170 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Used, out-of-print and rare books. The types of books offered include

history, art, science fiction and math. Customers also have access to a courtyard in the back of the store. • 650-326-5300 Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. The Peninsula’s landmark independent bookstore, Kepler’s Books (est. 1955) offers contemporary adult and children’s literature. Nonprofit Peninsula Arts & Letters produces literary events at Kepler’s, in schools and at community venues in partnership with Kepler’s Books. • 650-324-4321 • Stanford Bookstore 519 Lasuen Mall (White Plaza), Stanford. In addition to stocking all materials for university courses, this four-story bookstore contains general books, Stanford clothing and gifts, supplies, computers (software and peripherals) and a café. • 650-329-1217 •

Dance Menlowe Ballet 1163 and 1137 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Under the artistic direction of Michael Lowe, this professional company performs classical, contemporary and cultural works during fall and spring seasons and provides professional performing opportunities for aspiring students from the Menlo Park Academy of Dance. • 650-231-2025 •

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Artist Drue Kataoka gazes into her piece “After the Celestial Axe” at Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside. permitting. Topics include all facets of earth science. • 650-853-8300 •

Live music and dancing Cafe Borrone 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Popular café with a young crowd, outdoor seating and live jazz music on most Friday evenings. Be prepared to stand in line. Smoking allowed outdoors. • 650-327-0830 •

Western Ballet, The Mountain View Ballet Company and School 914 N. Rengstorff Ave., Unit A, Mtn. View. Founded in 1976, the school emphasizes the art of classical ballet and offers classes for both adults and youth. • 650-968-4455 •

Pioneer Saloon 2925 Woodside Road, Woodside. A brothel and upscale restaurant from 1880 until the 1940s, the saloon now offers live music Friday and Saturday nights, mostly rock. Casual, full bar. Hours: beginning at 9 p.m. daily • 650-851-8487 •



Peninsula Open Space Trust’s Wallace Stegner Lectures 222 High St., Palo Alto. The lecture series held at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts have concluded for this year but will continue next year. Since 1993, this annual lecture series has explored issued related to nature and conservation. • 650-854-7696 •

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SLAC National Accelerator Lab 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Every other month, SLAC hosts evening lectures highlighting the science underway at the laboratory. Past lectures have featured diamonds, dark energy, the making of molecular movies and the hunt for the Higgs. • 650-926-3300 • USGS Lecture Series 345 Middlefield Road, Bldg. 3, Conference Room A, Menlo Park. Free lectures are offered at U.S. Geological Survey, usually on the last Thursday of the month, holidays

Century 20 Downtown Redwood City 825 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. Movie multiplex showing mainstream new releases. • 650-701-1341 • Guild 949 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Two blocks south of Santa Cruz Avenue. Foreign, independent and art house films. • 650-566-8367 • Stanford Theatre 221 University Ave., Palo Alto. Restored 1925 movie house showing the classics, including silent films. Live Wurlitzer organ music before and after the 7:30 p.m. show. Calendars of programs are available at the theater. • 650-324-3700 •

Museums and collections Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. Exhibits art works in 24 galleries, many from its collection of 32,000 objects from around the world. Free admission. Café. Free docent-led tours, family tours and events. Rodin Sculpture Garden and more works outside. Hours: Wed-Mon, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. • 650-723-4177 • Hoover Institution 434 Galvez Mall, Stanford. Free exhibits on President Herbert Hoover (and his wife Lou Henry Hoover) and rotating exhibits that focus on archival holdings in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion, adjacent to Hoover Tower. • 650-723-1754; Hoover Library, 650-723-2054; Hoover Archives, 650-725-7750 • San Mateo County History Museum 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City. Housed in the 1910 county courthouse, the museum operates the courthouse museum along with the Woodside Store and Sanchez Adobe in Pacifica, and offers tours, monthly programs and historical demonstrations. It also publishes a twiceyearly journal, books on county history and a monthly newsletter. • 650-299-0104 • Stanford Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden Located at Santa Teresa Street (off Campus Drive West) and Lomita Drive, near Roble Hall, Stanford. Large, carved wood and stone relief sculptures by artists from the Sepik River region of New Guinea can be found among the trees. Tours of this sculpture garden meet at the corner of Santa Teresa Street and Lomita Drive the third Sunday of each month at 2 p.m., rain or shine. Free. Info Menlo Park • 11


• 650-723-3469 • outdoor_sculpture.html Woodside Community Museum 2961 Woodside Road, Woodside. Located in the restored Mathisen Family farmhouse, on the west side of Town Hall, the original house was completed the day before the 1906 earthquake. Exhibit space is used for changing displays and artifacts related to Woodside history. Hours: Open first and third Saturdays of the month, May to October, and first Saturdays, November to April, or by special appointment • 650-851-1294 • Woodside Store 3300 Tripp Road, Woodside. The store has been restored to its 1800s appearance and offers hands-on displays and an educational slide show available to pre-arranged groups for a fee. General admission is free. Tours available. • 650-851-7615 •

Music Barbershop Harmony Society, Peninsulaires Men’s Chorus P.O. Box 2055, Mtn. View. Rehearses at First United Methodist Church Hall, 535 Old San Francisco Road, Sunnyvale. Guests are welcome to listen or to audition. Established in 1947, the 40-member chorus sings four-part a cappella music at community events and two annual shows, as well as performs for Valentines. • 650-618-8600

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• El Camino Youth Symphony See entry in Kids section. Los Trancos Woods Community Marching Band Free-spirited improvisational bunch, featuring no sheet music, one annual rehearsal, classic singalong tunes, goofball costuming and beer cart. Newbies welcome, from tambourine to tuba. • Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra 5221 Rafton Drive, San Jose. Ensemble, under the direction of David Ramadanoff, showcasing local soloists. Performs in St. Bede’s Episcopal Church’s art series, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park; Valley Presbyterian Church, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley; United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos. • Menlo Park Chorus 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Sponsored by Menlo Park Recreation Dept., the group performs at local venues throughout the year and welcomes new singers. • April McNeely, 510-504-4784 • Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra See entry in Kids section. Peninsula Symphony 146 Main St., Ste. 102, Los Altos. The symphony performs a subscription series mainly at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center and the

Flint Center in Cupertino. Also performs an annual Holiday Concert at Stanford Memorial Church with Stanford’s Symphonic Chorus and holds a free outdoor Pops concert every June. • 650-941-5291 • Peninsula Women’s Chorus P.O. Box 50532, Palo Alto. Fifty-voice women’s choir specializing in serious music from the medieval through contemporary periods. Concert seasons are December and May, with several performances in the Palo Alto area. Experienced singers are welcome to audition. • 650-327-3095 • Ragazzi Boys Chorus See entry in Kids section. Redwood Symphony 1031 16th Ave., Redwood City. Contemporary works and classics. Established in 1985 by Music Director Eric Kujawsky. Most performances are at Cañada College Main Theatre. • 650-366-6872 • Schola Cantorum 2218 Old Middlefield Way, Ste. G, Mtn. View. Founded in 1964, the 90-voice auditioned chorus, under the artistic direction of Gregory Wait, performs a spectrum of choral works, offers a participatory Summer Sings Series and annual Messiah Sing, and engages community groups through educational outreach programs. • 650-254-1700

• Stanford Live (formerly Stanford Lively Arts) 365 Lasuen St., 2nd floor, Stanford. Committed to sharing, celebrating and advancing the art of live music, dance, theater and opera, Stanford Live unites celebrated and emerging artists with the Stanford campus and greater Bay Area communities. Most performances in the 2014-15 season, which runs September to May, will be held in Bing Concert Hall. • 650-723-2551; box office: 650-724-2464 •

Concert series Arts at St. Bede’s 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Monthly concerts, plays, exhibits and speakers. • 650-854-6555 • Music at Kohl Mansion 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. Chamber music concert series in the historic Kohl Mansion. Reception follows each concert. Free and low-cost family and children’s concerts in community venues. • 650-762-1130 • Music at Menlo 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. Chamber-music festival from mid-July to early August, with some performances in other seasons. With world-class concerts, multi-media lectures by musicologists and a chamber-music institute for young musicians.

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• 650-330-2030 • Music in the Redwoods 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Local musicians and ensembles perform concerts in front of a dramatic backdrop facing the redwood grove at Valley Presbyterian Church. • 650-851-8282 • Stanford Music Department 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. Concerts and recitals, with student, faculty and guest artists in Bing Concert Hall, Campbell Recital Hall, Memorial Church, The Knoll or Dinkelspiel Auditorium on campus. • 650-723-3811; tickets: 650-725-ARTS •

Summer concert series Filoli Jazz Series 86 Cañada Road, Woodside. Outdoor jazz concerts on the garden stage at historic Filoli mansion, June through August. • 650-364-8300 ext. 508 • Menlo Park Summer Concert Series Fremont Park, corner of Santa Cruz Avenue and University Drive, Menlo Park. Free music includes a variety of musical styles, from jazz to country hits of today and yesterday. Bring a blanket and picnic

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supper. Events held Wednesdays 6:30 to 8 p.m., late June to mid-August. • 650-330-2200 • Stanford Jazz Festival P.O. Box 20454, Stanford. Annual jazz-education programs for all ages and the Stanford Jazz Festival. The festival runs June to August and includes more than 100 performing artists. Some free events are held for kids and families. Activities are held at Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Campbell Recital Hall and Bing Concert Hall. • Tickets: 650-725-ARTS; info and schedule: 650-736-0324 • Stanford Shopping Center Summer Jazz Concert Series 680 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto. Free summer jazz concerts produced by SFJAZZ are held on Thursday nights at Stanford Shopping Center. Ten-week series begins in June and ends in August. • 650-617-8200, 866-920-5299 •

Opera West Bay Opera 221 Lambert St., Palo Alto. Now in its 57th season, this opera company performs at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.


Three productions from October to May. • 650-424-9999 •

Places to tour Allied Arts Guild 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Allied Arts has Spanish Colonialstyle buildings in a garden setting with fountains and flower-lined walkways, studio artists, paintings, pottery, sculpture and woodwork, in a garden setting. Profits donated to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. • 650-325-2405 • CuriOdyssey See entry in Kids section. Djerassi Resident Artists Program Woodside. Founded in 1979, the program hosts national and international artists for 30-day residencies. The property is home to a collection of site-inspired sculptures created by resident artists. Tours on select dates from April to October, with reservations required. • 650-747-1250 • Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. A 2.5-acre estate with gardens and 1902 Georgian Revival house, built for Edwin Percy Gamble,

son of Procter & Gamble founder. Selfguided tours and admission free. Formal, woodland and demonstration gardens. Docent tours for groups of eight or more by reservation. • 650-329-1356 during office hours (weekdays 9 a.m.-noon) • Filoli 86 Cañada Road, Woodside. A 654-acre historic country estate with a 40-room mansion and 16 acres of English Renaissance garden. Open early February through October, except for the annual week-long holiday event scheduled for the week after Thanksgiving. Advanced reservation encouraged for docent-led tours and guided nature hikes. Self-guided tours do not require reservation. • 650-364-8300 • Hanna House 3160 Porter Drive, Ste. 200, Palo Alto. Docent-led tours of a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home, based on hexagonal module. Reservations required; children must be at least 12 years old. • 650-725-8352 • Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve (Stanford) Sand Hill Road, Woodside. Docent-led educational tours of biological field station. Tour season is Oct. 1 to May

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31. Pets are not permitted. Reservations required and tours scheduled on an individual basis. • 650-851-6813 • Menlo Park Science Center (U.S. Geological Survey) 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. Self-guided tour handout: • 650-853-8300 • SLAC National Accelerator Lab 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Tours include an overview of particle physics research conducted at SLAC, a view of the giant detectors required to observe subatomic particles and a peek at its linear particle accelerator, housed in the world’s longest building. Free tours. Advanced reservation is required. • 650-926-3300 • Stanford University’s Hoover Tower 434 Galvez Mall, Stanford. The tower is one of three buildings that make up the Hoover Institution, dedicated to the study of war, revolution and peace in the 20th-century. The tower’s observation deck offers a sweeping view of the Midpeninsula. Tours available. Cost is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and children 12 and under. • 650-723-2053 • guides/hoover.html Stanford University Campus 295 Galvez St., Stanford. Free one-hour tours of

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campus are conducted daily by student guides. Tours depart from the Visitor Center and are free for groups of nine or fewer. Larger groups must call for reservations. Private tours and golf-cart tours can be arranged for a fee. • 650-723-2560 • Sunset Magazine and Gardens 80 Willow Road, Menlo Park. Gardens designed by landscape architect Thomas Church represent distinct Western climate zones and showcase plants for each region: Central and Northern California, the Southwest and the Northwest. The gardens display many seasonal plants, as well as a coast live oak called “the Old Man.” Test garden where Sunset plants and plans for upcoming coverage in the magazine. Groups of 10 or more should call ahead for reservations at 650-321-3600 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. •

Theater Cañada College Theatre Arts Dept. 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. Season runs from fall to spring and includes a variety of productions held in the Flex and Main Theatres, Building 3, on the Cañada College campus. Casting open to all — actors must enroll in the production course. • Tickets: 650-306-3396; info: 650-306-3331 •

Hillbarn Theatre 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City. Community production company entering its 73rd season. Dramas, musicals and comedy; six productions a year. • 650-349-6411 ext. 2 • Palo Alto Children’s Theatre 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Children’s Theatre offers on-stage and back-stage experiences, including a full summer and school-year season. Classes in the performing arts, as well as summer camps and a Teen Arts Council (TAC). • 650-463-4930; box office: 650-4634970 • Stanford Savoyards c/o ASSU, Old Union - 1st floor, 520 Lasuen Mall, Quad 2, Bldg. 580, Stanford. A student-run community theater troupe producing Gilbert & Sullivan and light operetta twice a year, winter and spring, on the Stanford Campus. • • Stanford University Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) 551 Serra Mall, Memorial Hall, Stanford. The Department of Theater presents many student productions throughout the year, usually at Pigott Theater and the Nitery Theater in the Old Union at Stanford. Also, Ram’s Head Theatrical Society performs three times a year. Stanford Summer Theater puts on a production during the summer.

• 650-723-2576 • TheatreWorks P.O. Box 50458, Palo Alto. Presents dramas, comedies and musicals year-round at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., and at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. • 650-463-1950 •

Wineries Chaine d’Or Vineyard 140 Sunrise Drive, Woodside. This tiny vineyard grows all of its own grapes to produce 500 cases a year of chardonnay and cabernet. Hours: by appointment only • 650-851-8977 • Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyards 19501 Skyline Blvd., Woodside. Fogarty Winery produces pinot noir and chardonnay made from mountainous estate grapes. Weddings and corporate events. • 650-851-6777 • Woodside Vineyards LLC 205 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park. Operating since 1960, the winery produces chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel and pinot noir and sparkling wine, from 24 sites within Woodside. Hours: By appointment only • 650-851-3144 •

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W H ER E TO H I K E, B I K E, S W I M A N D PL AY Parks City of Menlo Park The City of Menlo Park website has pictures and information on all of the city’s parks and facilities. • Community Services Department: 650-330-2200 • Bedwell Bayfront Park Marsh Road at Bayfront Expressway, Menlo Park. Size: 150 acres. Burgess Park 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Size: 9.3 acres. • Gymnasium: 650-330-2220; afterschool program: 650-330-2293 • parks/burgess.htm Michelle Le

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Open space areas Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District 330 Distel Circle, Los Altos. More than 60,000 acres of undeveloped public lands, with most areas open for hiking, cycling and horseback riding. Free docent-led activities. Steep trails, redwood canyons, madrone and pine forests mark the 26 preserves, which are open year-round from sunrise to a half-hour after sunset. Helmets are required for bicyclists at all times. Fires and smoking are prohibited at the preserves. Dogs permitted in some preserves. • 650-691-1200 • Coal Creek Open Space Preserve Trails: 5.4 miles for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. Rolling meadows, oaks, grasslands, large madrone trees, and forested headwaters of two creeks. Ideal for hiking with dogs (leash required). Caltrans vista point on Skyline Boulevard approximately 1.2 miles north of Page Mill Road. Size: 507 acres. El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve Skyline Boulevard, south of Kings Mountain Road. Trails: 36 miles for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. Steep, heavily forested terrain; rare and fragile sandstone formations; redwoods; creek headwaters. Popular with bicyclists. No dogs allowed. Size: 2,817 acres. Los Trancos Open Space Preserve Page Mill Road, 1.5 miles east of Skyline Boulevard. Trails: 5.2 miles. Hiking and horseback riding allowed. Bicycles and dogs are not allowed. Views of San Francisco and Mt. Diablo; 1.5-mile self-guided San Andreas Fault trail with brochure on earthquake features. Size: 274 acres. Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve Skyline Boulevard 4.5 miles south 18 • Info Menlo Park

of Hwy 92. Trails: 24 miles of developed trails and historical logging roads provide opportunities for hikes, bikes or horse rides. Dogs are not allowed. Trails out of the canyon climb up to 1,600 feet. The centerpiece of this preserve is Purisima Creek Canyon, with towering redwoods, rushing creek and understory of ferns, berries and wildflowers. Size: 4,412 acres. Ravenswood Open Space Preserve End of Bay Road, east of Hwy 101, East Palo Alto. This preserve is comprised of two non-contiguous areas located south of the Dumbarton Bridge and adjacent to San Francisco Bay. The marsh attracts a variety of migrating birds including sandpipers, dowitchers and avocets. Great blue herons, white pelicans and egrets are also common. 1.3 miles of trail. Wheelchair accessible. Hiking and bicycling are allowed, but horses and dogs are not allowed on the trails. Size: 376 acres. Teague Hill Open Space Preserve Teague Hill Open Space Preserve is primarily reserved for wildlife habitat and is only accessible to hikers and equestrians along the Bay Area Ridge Trail. Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains just above the town of Woodside. Size: 626 acres. Thornewood Open Space Preserve La Honda Road, between Woodside Road and Skyline Boulevard, Woodside. Trails: 1.5 miles. Hiking and horseback riding. Historic Thornewood Estate; redwoods and oaks; Schilling Lake. Leashed dogs permitted. Size: 167 acres. Windy Hill Open Space Preserve Skyline Blvd., Portola Valley. Trails: 12 miles for hiking, biking, horseback riding and flying kites. Views of the Peninsula and coast, picnic tables, creeks, grassland ridges and a portion of the Bay Area Ridge Trail. Hang gliding, paragliding and remote control gliding are allowed with a permit. Size: 1,335 acres.

Flood Park 215 Bay Road, Menlo Park. Size: 21 acres. • 650-363-4020; group reservations: 650-363-4021 • Fremont Park Santa Cruz Avenue and University Drive, Menlo Park. Size: 0.38 acres. Jack W. Lyle Park Middle Avenue and Fremont Street, Menlo Park. Size: 4.55 acres. Kelly Park 100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park. Size: 8.3 acres. Marketplace Park Ivy Drive and Market Place, Menlo Park. Size: 1 acre. Nealon Park 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Size: 9 acres.

Pulgas Water Temple Cañada Road between Hwy 92 and Edgewood Road, Redwood City. Parking lot open weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed weekends. Weekend access best by bicycle or foot. No pets. No picnicking. • 650-872-5900 • Wunderlich County Park 4040 Woodside Road, Woodside. Size: 942 acres. • 650-851-1210 •

Parks (further information) San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Foundation 215 Bay Road, Menlo Park. Committed to conserving and improving quality of county parks. • 650-321-5812 • The Trail Center 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Nonprofit organization that hosts a website with guides, maps and other trail-related information. Publishes a newsletter as well as a calendar of outdoor events sponsored by various organizations and tailored to a diverse trail users. Organization also organizes trail building and repair events. • 650-968-7065 •


Sharon Park Sharon Park Drive and Monte Rosa Drive, Menlo Park. Size: 9.8 acres.

King’s Mountain Archers P.O. Box 2794, Redwood City. Located at Huddart County Park, 1867 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside. Field-archery club meets for tournaments the second Sunday of each month. Informal archery range open to the public daily from 8 a.m.-dusk. Practice range in distance from 10 to 60 yards. • 650-851-4546 (recorded message) •

Stanford Hills Park Sand Hill Road at Branner Drive, Menlo Park. Size: 3.1 acres.


Seminary Oaks Park Santa Monica Avenue near Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. Size: 3.5 acres. Sharon Hills Park West of Alameda de las Pulgas on Valparaiso Avenue, Menlo Park. Size: 1.5 acres.

Tinker Park Santa Cruz and Elder avenues, Menlo Park. Size: 0.54 acres. Willow Oaks Park Willow Road and Coleman Avenue, Menlo Park. Size: 2.6 acres. Holbrook-Palmer Park 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton. Size: 22 acres. • 650-752-0534 •

Parks - nearby Edgewood County Natural Preserve 10 Old Stagecoach Road, Redwood City. Size: 467 acres. • 650-368-6283 • Huddart County Park 1100 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside. Size: 974 acres. • Info: 650-851-1210; reservations: 650-363-4021 •

Arrillaga Family Gymnasium 600 Alma St., Menlo Park. Drop-in badminton on Sun 6:30-9:30 p.m. (one court); on Friday nights Court #2, 7-10 p.m. (four badminton courts), $3 fee. • 650-330-2220 • Synergy Badminton Club 190 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park. Geared for every level of play from novices to Olympic hopefuls, Synergy Badminton Club offers lessons taught by championship-level professionals, summer camps, private and group lessons. Monthly and annual memberships; drop-in and prepaid court rentals available. • 650-838-9318 •

Basketball Arrillaga Family Gym 600 Alma St., Menlo Park. Drop-in basketball on Mon, Wed (two courts), Fri (one court) noon-2 p.m. $2 fee.

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Biking Road biking What really makes this area a haven for cyclists is the abundance of nearby routes that offer something for everyone, from competitive pedal-pushers to recreational riders. Here are some of the better-known foothill and valley bike routes: Cañada Road This mostly flat road (pronounced “Kan-ya-da”) parallels I-280 for 7.3 miles from Woodside Road to Hwy 92, past such scenic attractions as the Filoli Estate and the Pulgas Water Temple. Bike lanes accommodate riders for the entire length. On most Sundays the road is closed to auto traffic 9 a.m.-3 p.m. from Edgewood Road to Hwy 92, creating an ideal refuge for cyclists and in-line skaters. • San Mateo County Bicycle Sunday Info Line: 650-361-1785 • road.htm Kings Mountain Road Beginning out of Woodside, Kings Mountain Road provides a good route to reach Skyline. The climb is 4.3 miles long with numerous switchbacks and ascends 1,540 feet. Weekend traffic is heavy compared to the weekdays, but the scenery is always worth it. • grade/kingsmountain.html Old La Honda Road This narrow, winding road is the easiest and most peaceful

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way to climb to Skyline or ride to the coast. Access is from Portola Road, less than a mile after it merges with Sand Hill Road. The climb is a 3.5-mile ascent of a narrow, winding road, climbing 1,700 feet. Descending the road is tricky, however, and not recommended. Take Hwy 84 instead. • Palo Alto Bicycles: 650-328-7411 • resources/old-la-honda/ Page Mill Road - Kings Mountain By far the most strenuous climb around, Page Mill Road twists and turns 7 miles from the valley floor to Skyline Boulevard, where it tops out around 2,000 feet. This is a killer, especially on a hot day. From 1900 Park Blvd., Palo Alto, driving distance is 38.3 miles. Time: 2 hours, 47 minutes. • PageMill_KingsMountain.html Woodside-Portola Valley Loop This local favorite is a 26-mile loop of flat to mildly hilly terrain. The total climb is 1,170 feet. This route heads southwest from I-280 along Sand Hill Road. • resources/the-loop/

Mountain biking The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District allows bicycling in 16 open space preserves, totaling approximately 150 miles of trails open to mountain bikes. Before heading out, check the district’s trail conditions and seasonal closures information by phone or email. Helmets

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Camping Huddart County Park 1100 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside. Group campsites only, open May-September, by reservation. Picnic grounds, barbecues, grassy areas, 25 miles of hiking and horse trails (no bikes allowed), play area. No pets. Entry fee per vehicle per day. Size: 973 acres. • 650-851-1210; reservations: 650-363-4021 • Portola Redwoods State Park 9000 Portola State Park Road, #F, La Honda. Portola has 53 family and four group campsites. Fees for campsites. Reservations needed for weekend campsites, mid-May-Labor Day. Family campsites can take up to eight people and have fire rings, picnic benches. Leashed dogs are allowed at campsites and paved roads, but not on trails. • Info: 650-948-9098; Portola Redwoods reservations: 800-444-7275; Slate Creek reservations: 831-3388861 •


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Licenses Fishing licenses are required in California for all fishing endeavors. You can get a license at sporting goods stores or online. Annual California resident’s fees vary. Other short-term licenses are available. • 916-928-5805 • Dumbarton Fishing Pier 2 Marshland Road, Fremont. Closed to vehicle traffic April 1-Aug. 31 to protect nesting birds. During road closure, the pier is available by foot, bike (6-mile round-trip) or a small shuttle bus on the weekends. • 510-792-0222 • South San Francisco Bay Fishing Reference site for all of the South Bay and Peninsula fishing areas, both fresh and saltwater fishing. •

Hiking/walking Bay Area Orienteering Club Sport of navigation with map and compass, coupled with walking or running. Usually meets Sundays from 9 a.m.-noon at various parks around Bay Area. Fees vary. Families welcome. Instruction provided for beginners. • Bedwell Bayfront Park See entry in Parks. Edgewood County Park and Preserve 10 Old Stage Coach Road, Redwood City. Five trails, meadow area, amphitheater, three drop-in family picnic areas, restrooms. No dogs, bikes or smoking. Size: 467 acres. • 650-368-6283; reservations: 650-3634021 • Filoli 86 Cañada Road, Woodside. Property includes 654 acres, 36,000-square-foot country house and 16-acre English Renaissance garden and a café. Prices vary. Self-guided tours and guided tours (by reservation). Size: 654 acres. • 650-364-8300 • Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District See entry in Open space areas. Sawyer Camp Trail San Mateo through Millbrae. Enter off Skyline Boulevard at Crystal Springs Road, San Mateo (along Crystal Springs Reservoir, north of Hwy 92). Six-mile linear asphalt walkway for hiking, jogging, bicycling and equestrians; mileage marked every half mile. • 650-589-4294 • parks Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Ste. 204, Palo Alto. The chapter has 18,000 members in three counties. Variety of hiking and outdoor experiences, including backpacking, singles groups and whitewater paddling. Three regional groups and 12 activities sections plan hiking, day trips and social activities. • 650-390-8411 • “The Dish” at Stanford Foothills Stanford Avenue and Junipero Serra Boulevard, Palo Alto. A network of paths in and around the Stanford foothills west of Junipero Serra Boulevard offers opportunities for hillside trail runs and hikes. The most popular route is a 3.5-mile loop up to the giant radio telescope known as “the Dish,” with entrances at Stanford Avenue and Alpine Road. Access to foothills limited to daylight hours. No pets. • 650-926-0275 • Windy Hill Open Space Preserve See entry in Open space areas. Wunderlich County Park See entry in Parks - nearby.

Horseback riding Horse rentals There are many places to rent horses from Portola Valley to Half Moon Bay, and many have trails and offer lessons. Check Yellow Page directory under Horse Rentals and Horse Stables.

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• California Riding Academy 100 Ansel Lane, Barn #2 and #15, Menlo Park. English western lessons for all ages. English, western and cowboy summer camps, boarding and training for boys and girls ages 5-16. Horses and ponies available for lease. Jumping and reining instructions. Birthday parties. • Info: 650-740-2261; barn: 650-8541037 • Folger Stable Wunderlich County Park, 4040 Woodside Road, Woodside. Public horse boarding. Western and English lessons for all ages, beginner to advanced. Trail rides, spring and summer camps, clinics, parties. Arena access. Historic facility. • Equi Kneads: 408-828-8721 • Glenoaks Equestrian Center 3639 Alpine Road, Portola Valley. Full-service equestrian facility providing training, boarding and riding lessons for all ages and experience levels. Hunter/jumpers, dressage and three-day eventing training. Jumper rings, private cross-country course, dressage court and derby field. • 650-854-4955 • J. L. Dixon Stable 190 Park Lane, Atherton. Saddle seat and driving lessons. Private and semi-private lessons. Kids must be 4 yrs old by the day of the lesson. • 650-740-4344 • Misty Ridge Farm 1600 Arastradero Road, Portola Valley. English hunt seat riding lessons for children and adults (beginner through advanced) stressing the welfare of both horse and rider. Includes horse care, grooming and safe handling. Horses available for lease and show. • Bobbi Petrov: 650-851-3030 • National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy (NCEFT) 880 Runnymede Road, Woodside. Specializes in “hippotherapy”: physical, occupational or speech therapy using the movement of the horse as a treatment strategy to address physical disabilities. Also offers adaptive riding and driving for suitable clients and interactive vaulting, therapeutic driving and recreational programs for people with disabilities. • 650-851-2271 • San Mateo County Horsemen’s Association P.O. Box 620092, Woodside. Learn more about horses and issues important to the equestrian community. Events include horse shows, game nights and horseback rides. • 650-568-1045 • Shoestring Farm 1600 Arastradero Road, Portola Valley. Located at Portola Pastures, Shoestring offers private and group lessons in one of two outdoor arenas on the premises. Cross-country lessons can be given at The Horse Park at Woodside (CTETA), a short trailer ride away from the barn. • 415-640-4513 • 22 • Info Menlo Park

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Spring Down Equestrian Center 725 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Riding lessons daily, beginner to advanced. English hunt seat and dressage. Private, semi-private and group lessons. Year-round camps, celebration parties for kids and Girl Scout badge parties. • 650-851-1114 • The Horse Park at Woodside 3674 Sand Hill Road, Woodside. Site for equestrian events and training. Eventing, hunter/ jumper, dressage, polo, carriage driving, reining, pony club and other equestrian events. Facilities open for dog walking and training. • 650-851-2140 • Webb Ranch 2720 Alpine Road, Menlo Park. Webb Ranch offers English and western riding lessons, spring and summer camps, trail rides, birthday parties and boarding. Horsemanship badges for Girl Scouts available. • Lesson office: 650-854-7755; boarding: 650-854-RIDE • Woodside Junior Riders 3375 Tripp Road, Woodside. Summer program in English riding and horsemanship for children ages 6-16 who live in the Woodside-Portola Valley Fire District. Course culminates in horse show in late August. Horses provided. • 650-766-9511 • Woodside Vaulters 3375 Tripp Road, Woodside. Equestrian vaulting (most often described as gymnastics and dance on horseback); the club has 60 members and welcomes new ones, ages 4 to adult. Horses, coaches and teammates are provided. Classes are available for Tiny Tots (4-6 yrs), Beginning Trot (~6-12 yrs), plus Advanced Trot and Canter A/B/C and Bronze/Silver/Gold teams (8-80 yrs.). • 650-434-3375 •

Ice skating Nazareth Ice Oasis 3140 Bay Road, Redwood City. Public sessions, skating parties, adult and youth hockey, dance and private and group lessons. Home to the Ice Oasis Skating School. • 650-364-8090 • Winter Lodge See entry in Kids section.

Golf (private courses) Stanford Golf Course 198 Junipero Serra Blvd., Stanford. Open to Stanford Alumni Association members, students and faculty of Stanford University and their accompanied guests. Fees vary depending on membership. • Golf course: 650-327-6595; driving range: 650-498-4461 •

Golf (public courses) Emerald Hills Golf Course 938 Wilmington Way, Redwood City. Nine-hole, par-three course. Practice range, putting and chipping greens. Snack shop and

patio. Open sunrise to sunset year-round. Rates vary. Reservations available. • 650-368-7820 •

Skateboarding Burgess Skate Park 700 Alma St., Menlo Park. Open for general skateboarding a half hour before sunrise to sunset. Users are required to wear helmets and elbow and knee pads. Facility is for skateboards and in-line skating only. Adult supervision required for children under age 14. • 650-330-2223 •

Soccer Menlo Atherton Adult Soccer League P.O. Box 232, Menlo Park. Recreation soccer league for women ages 23 and up. All skill levels are welcome. Spring and fall seasons. Games are held on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Burgess and Willow Oaks parks. Teams are formed from completed applications received by Jan. 15 for spring season and July 15 for fall season. • Portola Valley Parks and Recreation Committee 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Co-ed, sponsored leagues MarchJune and September-November, for men over 30 and women over 18. Games are on Sundays at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., at the Portola Valley Town Center field. Sign-up fee. • Jon Myers: 408-823-8188 •

Softball Menlo Park Adult Softball Program Frank Sequeira Field at Nealon Park, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Three leagues, made up of pre-formed teams; men’s and co-ed leagues. Adults over 18 only. Two programs: late-April-mid-July and mid-August-late-October. Leagues are held at Nealon Park and consist of 10 games, including playoffs. Games are played Mon, Wed-Thur 6:30 p.m. Leagues are set at experience levels of “C,” “CC,” “D” and Co-Ed. • 650-330-2222 • Northern California Softball Association Check website for leagues and tournament information for the Bay Area. • Redwood City Señors Softball Club P.O. Box 3904, Redwood City. Plays year-round at various parks around Redwood City. Made up of about 300 recreational and tournament level softball players over the age of 50. Registration fee. • 650-363-1140 •

Swimming Belle Haven Pool 100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park. Outdoor pool open midJune-late-August. Recreational, lap and family swimming, as well as private rentals, lessons and safety classes. Mon-Thur 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri-Sat noon-5:30 p.m. and closed Sunday.

• 650-330-2232 •, search “pool” Burgess Memorial Pool 501 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Outdoor pool, open yearround for lap and recreational swimming. Group and private swim lessons and a swim team. Pool rental available. • 650-328-7946 •

Tennis Atherton Tennis Center 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton. Tennis keys are issued for six courts at Holbrook-Palmer Park. The center offers tennis mixers, social events and tournaments as well as lessons, clinics and junior camps. • 650-400-0464 • Menlo Park Tennis keys may be purchased at the Arrillaga Family Gymnasium; keys are issued after Jan. 15 of each year and are valid through Jan. 14 of the following year. Fee is $50 per year ($100 for non-residents). Keys are valid for courts at Burgess Park, La Entrada School, Kelly Park, Willow Oaks Park and Nealon Park. • 650-330-2200 •

Private swim & tennis clubs Ladera Oaks 3249 Alpine Road, Portola Valley. Family-oriented swim, tennis and fitness club with two year-round pools, six lighted tennis courts, a fitness center and sports activity lawns. Offers swimming and tennis lessons, personal training, youth and masters swim teams, junior tennis program and USTA teams. • 650-854-3101 • Alpine Hills Tennis & Swimming Club 4139 Alpine Road, Portola Valley. The Alpine Hills club offers variety of swim and tennis activities, including lessons, an intensive youth tennis program, masters swimming, water polo and more. In addition, the club has fitness programs, a basketball court and social events for all ages. • 650-851-1591 •

Volleyball Arrillaga Family Gym 600 Alma St., Menlo Park. Drop-in volleyball (two courts) 7-10 p.m., $3 fee; on Tuesday, Thursday (two courts), Friday (one court) noon-2 p.m., $2 fee; on Sunday (two courts), 6:30-9:30 p.m., $3 fee. Gym shoes required. • 650-330-2220 •

Water sports Spinnaker Sailing Club 451 Seaport Court, Redwood City. Classes in keelboat sailing, sailing club memberships, sailing vacations, youth summer programs, sailboat charters and team-building events. An American Sailing Association Certification Facility since 1980. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., seven days a week. • 650-363-1390 •


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Arts organizations California Youth Symphony 441 California Ave., #5, Palo Alto. Founded in 1952, the Palo Alto-based youth orchestra performs at Spangenberg Theatre in Palo Alto, Foothill College, Flint Center and San Mateo Performing Arts Center. Many local players are among 500 students enrolled in nine ensembles. Open to ages 8-18. Auditions in April. • 650-325-6666 • • Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos. Established in 1994, Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley operates six choirs serving children ages 4-18. Activities include weekly rehearsals, quarterly training workshops and weekend retreats; programs include vocal training, diction and language coaching, movement and dance, training in theory, music-reading skills, interpretation and history. Auditions and demonstration classes in August, January and May. • 650-424-1410 • • El Camino Youth Symphony 4055 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. The award-winning group sponsors eight ongoing ensembles that rehearse weekly and perform regularly. They include the Senior Symphony, the Sinfonietta Orchestra, two preparatory orchestras, a string ensemble and a wind orchestra. Musicians 6-18 yrs old may request an audition. • 650-213-7111 • • Pacific Art League 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Founded in 1921, the Pacific Art League offers art classes for children, teens and adults and enrolls more than 1,600 students a year. Galleries with monthly 24 • Info Menlo Park

exhibitions of professional and students’ work. Studio rentals and open studio time available. Summer arts camp offers artistic programs on everything from traditional arts to cartooning. • 650-321-3891 • • Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra 4000 Middlefield Road, M1, Palo Alto. This award-winning youth orchestra has been performing locally for more than 45 years. One of the few youth groups in the nation devoted exclusively to chamber music. The season runs September-June and features world-renowned soloists and string orchestra masterpieces performed at the highest level. • 650-856-3848 • • Palo Alto Children’s Theatre 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The Palo Alto Children’s Theatre serves more than 30,000 community members annually with quality performing arts education experiences, including year-round performances, classes, camps and a Teen Arts Council. Productions include a Main Stage Season, a Summer Outdoor “Hot Dog” Theatre Festival, Playhouse Productions for children ages 3-6 and PAUSD Elementary School Outreach Productions. • Info: 650-463-4930; box office: 650-463-4970 • • childrenstheatre Ragazzi Boys Chorus 178-A Clinton St., Redwood City. Ragazzi is a Bay Area center for music education for boys and young men ages 7-18. Holds auditions in January, May/Summer and September. Provides a complete musical education to boys who love to sing. Concerts on the Peninsula; collaborations with other prestigious arts

Belle Haven Child Development Center 410 Ivy Drive, Menlo Park. This center serving preschoolers 3-5 yrs has a bilingual staff and a teacher to child ratio of 1:8. Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. • 650-330-2270 • • Belle Haven School-Age Child Care Program 100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park. Licensed after-school care and recreational summer camp for children K-6th grade. Transportation offered from local school to program for the Tinsely program students. Hours: noon-6 p.m. for kindergartners; 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. and early dismissal days for all others. • 650-330-2297 •

or half day, and prekindergarten (ages 4-5). • 650-233-1860 • Crescent Park Child Development Center 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. Preschool program for children 2-5 yrs, with full- and half-day offerings. Child care available two, three or five days per week. Enrollment year-round. Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. • 650-322-9668 • • Footsteps Preschool 490 Willow Road, Menlo Park. Footsteps Preschool offers an open, child-directed curriculum where the teacher serves as a facilitator in an environment with many choices. For children 2 yrs, 9 mos (and potty trained)-5 yrs. Two-, three- and five-day programs. September-June. Hours: 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. • 650-324-3668 • • GeoKids/Menlo Survey Day Care Center 345 Middlefield Road, Mail Stop #204, Menlo Park. Play-based program for infants 3 mos to pre-kindergarten, located on Menlo Park campus of the United States Geological Survey. NAEYC accredited. • 650-329-4236 • •

Beth Jacob Preschool 1550 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City. Program one to five days a week, 20 mos-5 yrs. Offers six-week summer camp for ages 2.5-5. The school emphasizes Jewish values and experience. • 650-366-8481 •

Kirk House Preschool 1148 Johnson St., Menlo Park. 3-5 yrs. Half-day morning and afternoon classes two to three times per week, Monday-Friday. Summer sessions available. • 650-323-8667 • •

Carillon Preschool 815 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Carillon Preschool offers families with children 2 yrs, 7 mos through 5 yrs, 9 mos a developmentally appropriate and play-based program set on a beautiful campus. • 650-529-1335 • •

Ladera Community Church Preschool 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley. Four-year, part-time program for 2-5 yrs. NAEYC accredited, opportunities for scholarship financing. • 650-854-0295 • •

Casa dei Bambini Montessori School 1215 O’Brien Drive, Menlo Park. Preschool and kindergarten for children 2-6 yrs. Association Montessori Internationale member; NAEYC accredited. International and multicultural. Classes in gardening, cooking, poetry and the arts are held throughout the day. Enrichment classes include gymnastics, French and Spanish language lessons, music and choir. • 650-321-2773 • • Champions at Las Lomitas Elementary 299 Alameda de las Pulgas, Atherton. After-school and before-school programs for K-6th grade. Enrichment curriculum activities and homework support, plus activities promoting character development, literacy, science and fitness. NAEYC-accredited preschool (ages 3-4), full

Littlest Angels Preschool Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park. 2-year-old classes are Mon-Fri 9 a.m.noon (no potty training required); 3-4-yearold classes Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (no potty training required); pre-K classes Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Before-school care available beginning at 8:30 a.m. and after-school care available until 5:30 p.m. for kids 3-5 yrs. Flexible schedule; enrollment offered for two, three or five days per week. • 650-854-4973 • • Menlo Children’s Center 801 Laurel St., Menlo Park. The preschool program runs Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Licensed and subsidized program through City of Menlo Park for children 18 mos- 5 yrs. School-age program for children between 5 yrs and 5th grade available Mon-Fri 2:30-6 p.m., except Thursdays (1:30-6 p.m.). • 650-330-2262 Info Menlo Park • 25


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The Roberts School 641 Coleman Ave., Menlo Park. Preschoolers, pre-K and Young Fives, ages 2-5 yrs. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., year-round. Curriculum includes age-appropriate academics, art, music, gymnastics, Spanish, cooking and more. • 650-322-3535 •

Menlo-Atherton Cooperative Nursery School 802 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Preschoolers and pre-K, ages 21 mos-6 yrs. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Parent cooperative. • 650-434-2667 • •

Sacred Heart Schools/Preschool and Kindergarten 150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. Children 3-6 yrs. Montessori program in a division of Sacred Heart Schools Atherton and a part of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools. Class Size: 24. • 650-322-0176 • •

New Horizons School Age Center 200 Shawnee Pass, Portola Valley. K-6th grade. Mon-Fri noon-6 p.m. • 650-851-5671 • Palo Alto Preschool 4232 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Palo Alto Preschool is a bilingual (Mandarin) Montessori preschool for ages 2-5. • 650-739-0137 • • Peninsula School 920 Peninsula Way, Menlo Park. Progressive preschool8th grade, with an enrollment of 255. Founded in 1925 and situated on 6 acres. Specialists in music, physical education, science, Spanish, art, weaving, clay, woodshop, jewelry, dance and drama. Summer school: June-August for children 5-13 yrs. • 650-325-1584 • •

Trinity Early Childhood Program 330 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. Mon-Fri. NAEYC accredited. 3-4 yrs at Preschool Campus (Trinity Church) from 9 a.m.noon or extended day until 3:30 p.m.; junior kindergarten at Elementary School Campus (St. Bede’s Episcopal Church) from 8:15 a.m.-1 p.m. or extended day until 3 p.m. Developmental/project approach with indoor and outdoor play and small group projects. • 650-854-0288 • • Trinity School 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Pre-K-5th grade. CAIS accredited. Early-childhood program is NAEYC accredited. Art, religion, Spanish, physical education, music, library and garden in addition to core curriculum. • 650-854-0288, ext. 100 • •

The Phillips Brooks School 2245 Avy Ave., Menlo Park. Preschoolers-5th grade. Founded in 1978. An independent, coeducational day school. 276 students. Specialized classes in art, music, physical education, science, technology and Spanish. • 650-854-4545 • •

University Heights Montessori Children’s Center Inc. 2066 Avy Ave., Menlo Park. Preschoolers, kindergarten. Mon-Fri 7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. • 650-854-6993

The Playschool Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton. Preschoolers 18 mos-6 yrs. NAEYC accredited. Morning and afternoon programs. Summer camps for children beginning at 3 yrs, June-August. • 650-325-1623

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programs offered: Tue, Thu 9-11:45 a.m., ages 2-3; Mon, Wed, Fri 9-11:45 a.m., ages 3-4; Mon-Thu 1-4 p.m., ages 4-6. Summer programs available. • 650-851-0771 • • Woodland School 360 La Cuesta Drive, Portola Valley. Preschoolers, K-8th grade. Academic independent preschool. 6:1 student-teacher ratio, 270 total students. • 650-854-9065 • • Woodside Parents’ Nursery School 3154 Woodside Road, Woodside. Fouryear parent participation play-based learning program for children 15 mos-6 yrs. Morning programs, Mon-Fri. Parent participation required. • 650-851-7112 • • Woodside Preschool 3195 Woodside Road, Woodside. 2 yrs, 9 mos-5 yrs as of Sept. 1. Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-noon. Five-day pre-K and two-, three- and five-day preschool programs. • 650-851-1571 • •

Child care/hotlines PACE APP (Professional Association for Childhood Education Alternative Payment Program) 350 Sansome St., Ste. 1000, San Francisco. Administers subsidy program for income-eligible families. • 800-541-9922; 408-278-1214 • • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Referral Center 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto. Referral specialists answer questions about how to access physicians and services at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • 800-995-5724 • •, search “referral center”

Child care/referrals AuPairCare Agency recruits, screens and places English-speaking au pairs for children. Approximately $340 for 45 hours of flexible, live-in child care per week. Since 1989, AuPairCare has placed more than 40,000 au pairs in homes across the nation. • 800-4AUPAIR • Child Care Coordinating Council (4Cs) 330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Ste. 119, Redwood City. 4Cs is a resource for child care and preschool needs for parents living and working in San Mateo County. 4Cs also supports the county’s 1,000 licensed childcare providers and preschool programs, investing in professional development and improving program quality. • 650-517-1400 • • Children’s Health Council 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto. The center, two schools and community clinic serve families on the Peninsula and in Silicon Valley. Areas of expertise include education, assessment and treatment for learning differences, anxiety and depression, ADHD and autism. Also provides parent education classes (free) and parent consultations. • 650-326-5530 • • Stanford Park Nannies 713 Santa Cruz Ave., Ste. 1, Menlo Park. An owneroperated nanny agency offering long-term and temporary child care as well as baby nurses for families in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. • 650-462-4580 •, www.facebook. com/StanfordParkNannies?ref=ts Stanford University WorkLife Office 3160 Porter Drive, Ste. 250, Stanford. Stanford University offers a variety of child-care alternatives including four full-time centers for infants-5 yrs (Stanford affiliates only), a part-time nursery-school program and a part-time lab school, and an after-school program for K-2nd grade. The program in

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Stanford West for infants-5 yrs gives priority to Stanford West residents and Stanford affiliates but also accepts community enrollment on a space-available basis. Stanford Madera Grove Children’s Center offers first priority to faculty and second priority to students and post-docs. • 650-723-2660 • • TrustLine Database for nannies and caregivers. Conducts background checks on in-home child care, provided by the California Department of Social Services. • 800-822-8490 •

Classes/places to go Hidden Villa 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farming, wilderness and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Programs include summer camp, environmental education, public programs, communitysupported agriculture, hostel and facility rentals, volunteers and more. • 650-949-8650; public programs: 650-949-6326 •

• Holbrook-Palmer Park 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton. Classes include music for families, folk dance, dog training, spinning and tennis. • 650-752-0534; tennis classes: Alan Margot at 650-752-0540 • •; search “holbrook-palmerâ€? Menlo Park Community Services Department 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Dance, art, martial arts, gymnastics, sports, swimming, picnics and more, plus numerous community-wide special events throughout the year. • 650-330-2200 • • Community-Services Museum of American Heritage 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Permanent and rotating collections of antiques and selected items from private collections, celebrating the effects of innovation. Classes, lectures and events. • 650-321-1004 • • Pacific Art League 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Art classes for children, teens and


adults. Galleries. Eight week-long summer camps from June-August for kids and teens, plus spring and summer art classes. • 650-321-3891 • • Palo Alto Art Center 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. Offers year-round art classes and workshops for preschool-age children and up. Project LOOK! offers a docent-led tour of current exhibitions with a hands-on activity that follows in the Project LOOK! studio. • 650-329-2366 • • Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Fun and learning go together for children and their families in the hands-on, interactive exhibits and mini-zoo. The zoo houses bobcats, a red-tailed hawk and bats. The museum offers science classes, summer camps and an outreach program to local schools. Free admission, donations are welcome. • 650-329-2111 • • Portola Valley Town Center 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Various classes for kids and adults such as art, karate, science

and nature, yoga, zumba and more. • 650-851-1700, ext. 200 • •, search “community classesâ€? San Mateo County History Museum See entry in Arts (Museums) section.

Outings CuriOdyssey 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo. Located in a park overlooking San Francisco Bay, this family-oriented museum’s theme is environmental education. Hands-on interactive displays, outdoor wildlife habitats and a walkthrough aviary. Science-based and wildlife exhibits, wildlife programs, and schoolbased and public education programs. Picnic facilities, beach, playgrounds, marina and walking trails. • 650-342-7755 • • Hiller Aviation Museum See entry in Arts & Entertainment section. Palo Alto Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center 2775 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Duck pond on site. Wooden walkway runs over adjacent marsh to the edge of the bay. Displays and laboratory at the nature center. Occasional

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workshops, slide shows and nature hikes; facility space available by appointment. • 650-329-2506 • • csd/parks/preserves/baylands.asp Woodside Community Museum See entry in Arts & Entertainment section. Woodside Store See entry in Arts & Entertainment section.

Sports Alpine/West Menlo Little League 325 Sharon Park Road #544, Menlo Park. Alpine/West Menlo Little League, west of El Camino Real. Majors, Minors and Coach Pitch leagues based on desired level of competition. Ages 5-16. Girls’ softball for ages 5-12. • • American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Region 25 Kids ages 4.5-18 in Portola Valley, Woodside, La Honda, Ladera. Registration starts online May 1. • 650-888-6406 • Arrillaga Family Recreation Center 700 Alma St., Menlo Park. Offers rentals for eight rooms to residents and nonresidents, with preference to ongoing and city programs. Rentals include tables and chairs, kitchen and patio. Appropriate for range of activities including weddings, birthdays, corporate events. Surrounded by park with barbecue area, playground, pool and tennis courts. • 650-330-2200 • Atherton Lacrosse Summer camps, classes and clinics throughout the year. Beginners to intermediate levels. Open to boys and girls ages 5-14. Locations in Atherton, Belmont, Palo Alto and Los Gatos. • 888-501-4999 • • Blue Angels Youth Ski & Snowboard Program 1630 N. Main St., #128, Walnut Creek. Offered each winter through the City of Menlo Park, City of Palo Alto and the Town of Los Altos Hills, the Blue Angels operates a five-Saturday ski and snowboard program that includes transportation, lift tickets, all-day professional coaching, lunch, adult supervision and a ProTec Helmet. Bus departs from the Lucie Stern Community Center. • 925-939-7669 • • Ice Oasis 3140 Bay Road, Redwood City. Public skating plus parent and kids stick and shoot, broom ball and special skaters classes. • 650-364-8090 • • Menlo Atherton Youth Lacrosse P.O. Box 7642, Menlo Park. Youth-based boys and girls lacrosse teams for the spring season. Register in the fall for the Spring Season. Summer and Fall Ball programs as well. • • 34 • Info Menlo Park

Menlo Park Gymnastics Arrillaga Family Gymnastics Center, 501 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Programs for boys and girls ages 1 and up, all skill levels. Classes include artistic and preschool gymnastics, circus arts, tumbling, special needs, birthday parties and private lessons. • 650-330-2224 • Gymnastics Menlo-Atherton Little League 680 Ringwood Ave., Menlo Park. Boys and girls, ages 5-15, for residents west of. Hwy 101 and east of El Camino Real in Menlo Park (incorporated area only) and all of Atherton. • • Menlo-Atherton Pop Warner Football P.O. Box 809, Menlo Park. Menlo-Atherton Vikings, ages 5-15; season runs AugustNovember. Teams separated by size and age. • • Palo Alto Babe Ruth League P.O. Box 1363, Palo Alto. For ages 13-15. Spring season March-early July. For baseball players in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Atherton, Woodside, Portola Valley and Redwood City. Sign-ups and tryouts for spring play in early February. Majority of games played at Baylands Athletic Center, Gunn High School and Palo Alto High School. • • Palo Alto Girls’ Softball P.O. Box 60027, Palo Alto. Softball league for girls ages 5-14. Recreation season runs mid-MarchMay. Summer and fall travel teams are also organized. Fliers are sent to district schools, and previous players should receive information via email. Residents of the greater Palo Alto area, including East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Los Altos and Stanford, are welcome. • 650-209-0454 • • Palo Alto Knights Youth Football and Cheer For ages 5-13 grouped in levels based on age and weight. Season runs August-November. Registration open now. • 650-743-3211 • • Palo Alto Soccer Club P.O. Box 50831, Palo Alto. Forty teams for boys and girls ages 8-18. Affiliated with the California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) and U.S. Club Soccer. Training by professional coaches. Scholarships available. • • Ravenswood Youth Athletic Association 2379 Dumbarton Ave., East Palo Alto. Faithbased, affordable youth sports programs, including soccer, tennis, flag football, summer camps and more. • 650-331-0382 • • Redwood City 49ers/Pop Warner Football and Cheer P.O. Box 3541, Redwood City. This football and cheer


program is for ages 5-15. • 650-216-7249 • • Sequoia YMCA 1445 Hudson St., Redwood City. Sports programs for children ages 3 and up with an emphasis on positive coaching and success for each player. All sports leagues are instructional in nature. Swim and kickboxing classes also available. • 650-368-4168 • • Solo Aquatics Burgess and MenloAtherton High School pools, mailing address P.O. Box 7266, Menlo Park. Programs: Spring/summer recreational swim team, ages 3-14; Summer Day Camp swim/water polo, ages 5-14; year-round USA Swim team (ages 5 and up); private swim lessons year-round. For swim team, athletes must have overarm crawl stroke proficiency. • 650-851-9091 • • Stanford Soccer Club Competitive youth soccer for ages 8-19. Affiliated with the California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) and U.S. Club Soccer. Player development with experienced coaching and teamcentric management. Spring and fall regular seasons. • 650-327-0421 • • Winter Lodge 3009 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The only permanent outdoor skating rink west of the Sierras is open late September-April. Public skating, group lessons in basic skills offered Mon-Sat for children ages 4 and up. • 650-493-4566 • • Woodside Junior Riders 3375 Tripp Road, Woodside. Summer program in English riding and horsemanship for children ages 6-16. Program goes from mid-Junemid-August; open for children living in Woodside Fire Protection District. • 650-766-9511 • • Woodside Pony Club P.O. Box 620113, Woodside. Provides instruction in English riding, horsemanship and the care of horses and ponies, for girls and boys ages 7-25. Classes are every weekend yearround. Annual membership fee. Students provide own horse and mount. • • Woodside Vaulters See entry in Outdoors & Recreation section.

Story hours Atherton Library 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Toddler Storytime for ages 18-36 mos; Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 yrs; Musical Storytime for all ages; Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time for ages 0-18 mos. • 650-328-2422 • •

Kepler’s Kids Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. A variety of programs for children ages 3 and up, including storytelling and visits by popular authors. Book clubs for all ages. Winner of the 2008 Lucile Micheels Pannell Award for best general bookstore inspiring young people’s interest in books and reading. • 650-324-4321 • • Menlo Park Library 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Baby story time (up to 23 mos); toddler story time (ages 2-3); preschool story time; family story time (all ages); bilingual Spanish story time (ages 2-3). Annual summer reading program JuneAugust. • 650-330-2530 •

Youth and service groups Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council 1150 Chess Drive, Foster City. Cub Scouts, ages 7-10; Boy Scouts, ages 11-17; Sea Scouting, Exploring and Venturing, ages 14-20. Also 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, 650-327-5900. • 650-341-5633 • • Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula 401 Pierce Road, Menlo Park. With nine sites in Redwood City, Menlo Park and East Palo Alto. Serves youth ages 5-18 after school and all day during summer. Academic services include extended learning day, summer instruction and small group instruction. Social activities include one-on-one mentorship. • 650-646-6140 • • Friends for Youth Inc. 1741 Broadway, Redwood City. Serves at-risk youth, ages 8-17; mentoring program matches adult volunteers with children. Mentoring Institute provides technical assistance, guidance and training to other mentoring agencies. • 650-368-4444 • • Girl Scouts of Northern California 1310 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose. Girls 5-17 yrs. Traditional troops, virtual troops, math and science technology programs, as well as summer camp programs. Adult volunteers also sought. Look for postings at schools about Girl Scout registration. • 408-287-4170 • • Menlo Park Police Explorer Cadet Program 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Police Explorer Post #844 is affiliated with the Exploring Division of the Boy Scouts of America for young adults who wish to explore a career in law enforcement. Participants must be ages 14-21. Police cadets perform a wide array of duties within the Menlo Park Police Department, from riding along on patrol for observation to providing security at teen dances. • 650-330-6300 • •


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Administration Office 1011 Altschul Ave., Menlo Park. Superintendent: Lisa Cesario. Class Size: K-3: 21-22; 4-8: 24-25. Enrollment: 1,384. The district operates two schools for children who live in parts of Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside and unincorporated areas, including Ladera. Ethnic/racial percentages (2013-14): Caucasian, 69.4; Asian, 16.4; Hispanic, 9.5; multiple ethnicities, 2.5; African American, 1.4; Pacific Islander, 0.7. In March 2001 voters approved a $311 parcel tax, which continues with voter approval. In 2013 voters passed, by 74 percent, a bond measure that will authorize $60 million for facilities expansion and upgrades. The nonprofit La Lomitas Education Foundation annual giving campaign raised $2.35 million for school programs in the 2013-14 school year. Board members: Jay Siegel, president, term ends 2014; William Steinmetz, clerk, term ends 2016; Richard Ginn, term ends 2014; Christine Marie Heaton, term ends 2014; Diane Honda, term ends 2016 • 650-854-2880 • Las Lomitas Elementary School 299 Alameda de las Pulgas, Atherton. Principal: Sue Sartor. Class Size: 21-22. Enrollment: 634. Grades K-3. Las Lomitas was recognized as a California Distinguished School in April 2010. • 650-854-5900 • La Entrada Middle School 2200 Sharon Road, Menlo Park. Principal: Shannon Potts. Class Size: 24-25. Enrollment: 750. Grades 4-8. La Entrada was recognized as a California Distinguished School in 2007 and 2011. • 650-854-3962 •

Menlo Park City School District Administration Office 181 Encinal Ave., Atherton. Superintendent: Maurice Ghysels. Class Size: K: 24; 1-3: 23 or fewer; 4-8: 25 or fewer. Enrollment: 2,887. The district operates four schools: Laurel, grades K-3; Encinal, grades K-5; Oak Knoll, grades K-5; Hillview Middle School, grades 6-8. Spanish Immersion program available at Encinal and Laurel. See website for boundaries. Ethnic/ racial percentages (2013-14): Caucasian, 63; Hispanic, 15; multiple ethnicities, 12; Asian, 7.4 ; African American, 1.5; Pacific Islander, 1. Community support: In 2013, voters passed a $23 million bond issue to renovate and expand educational facilities at the O’Connor School site. In 2010, voters approved another parcel tax of $178. A record $91.1 million bond measure was passed in June 2006 to expand facilities at all four schools. Voters in 2003 renewed a parcel tax, currently set at $108.62, and

approved an additional parcel tax now $81.76 per year. The nonprofit Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation contributed $3.6 million to the district to fund library, science, technology, music and teacher development programs in the 2013-14 school year. Board members: Joan Lambert, president,, term ends 2014; Maria Hilton, vice president/clerk,, term ends 2016; Jeff Child,, term ends 2016; Scott Hinshaw,, term ends 2014; Terry Thygesen, tthygesen@, term ends 2014. • 650-321-7140 • • Encinal School 195 Encinal Ave., Atherton. Principal: Sharon A. Burns. Class Size: 24. Enrollment: 776. Grades K-5. Encinal was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in fall 2007. • 650-326-5164 •, search “schools” Laurel School 95 Edge Road, Atherton. Principal: Linda Creighton. Class Size: 21. Enrollment: 483. Grades K-3. California Distinguished School in 2008. • 650-324-0186 •, search “schools” Oak Knoll School 1895 Oak Knoll Lane, Menlo Park. Principal: David Ackerman. Class Size: 18-23. Enrollment: 777. Grades K-5. • 650-854-4433 • Hillview Middle School 1100 Elder Ave., Menlo Park. Principal: Erik A. Burmeister. Class Size: 25. Enrollment: 851. Grades 6-8. Hillview was recognized as a California Distinguished School in 2009. • 650-326-4341 •, click on “schools”

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Portola Valley School District

raised more than $1,000,000 with 85 percent parent participation during the 2013-14 school year.

Administration Office 4575 Alpine Road, Portola Valley. Superintendent: Dr. Lisa Marie Gonzales. Class Size: 21 or fewer in grades K-5; 25 or fewer in grades 6-8. Enrollment: 651. Portola Valley School District operates two schools for elementary-school-age students who live in Portola Valley, the unincorporated areas of Los Trancos Woods and Vista Verde, a portion of Woodside, and along parts of Skyline Boulevard. Ethnic/racial percentages (2013-14): Caucasian, 75; Hispanic, 10; multiple ethnicities, 6; Asian, 5; African American, 1; Pacific Islander, 1. Community support : Passage of two bond measures — $17 million bond measure in June 1998 and a $6 million measure in 2001 — to renovate classrooms and build new facilities at the two schools. Construction was completed at both sites in 2003. In spring 2013, voters passed Measure O, which consolidated and increased two existing education parcel taxes to $581 per parcel per year, for eight years. Portola Valley Schools Foundation

Board members: Linda Wong, president, term ends December 2015. Caitha Ambler, clerk, term ends December 2017. Timothy McAdam, term ends December 2017. Jocelyn Swisher, term ends December 2015. • 650-851-1777 • Corte Madera School 4575 Alpine Road, Portola Valley. Principal: Michael Corritone. Class Size: 20. Enrollment: 369. Grades 4-8. Named a 2007 Distinguished School; National Blue Ribbon School 2008. • 650-851-1777, ext. 2250 (principal); ext. 3 (office) • Ormondale School 200 Shawnee Pass Road, Portola Valley. Principal: Kevin Keegan. Class Size: 20. Enrollment: 281. Grades K-3. Ormondale was recognized as a California Distinguished School in May 200 and 2014. • 650-851-1777, ext. 1151; ext. 2 (office) •

Woodside Elementary School District Administration Office Woodside Elementary School, 3195 Woodside Road, Woodside. Superintendent and Principal: Beth Polito. Built in: 1851. Class Size: 15-20. Enrollment: 452. The district has one K-8 elementary school. Ethnic/ racial percentages (2013-14 ): Caucasian, 73; Hispanic, 11; multiple ethnicities, 6; Asian, 3; African American, 2; Pacific Islander, 1.5. Community support: Voters approved three bond measures since 1999. the most recent, approved in June 2014, is for $13.5 million for repair and modernization projects, including replacing the auditorium. Voters also approved an eight-year parcel tax in 2009, which was $242 in the 2013-14 school year. The nonprofit Woodside School Foundation annual giving campaign contributed $1.8 million for school programs in the 2013-14 school year. Board members: Warren Roth, president, term ends December 2017; Rudy Driscoll, term ends December 2015; Kevin Johnson, Info Menlo Park • 37



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term ends December 2015; Claire Pollionie, term ends December 2017; Marc Tarpenning, term ends December 2017. • 650-851-1571 •

Cabrillo Unified School District Administration Office 498 Kelly Ave., Half Moon Bay. Enrollment: 3,357. Established in 1965, the district operates four elementary schools, one intermediate school, one high school, a continuation school, and an adult education program. • 650-712-7100 • Kings Mountain Elementary School 211 Swett Road, Woodside. Principal: John Corry. Class Size: K-3: 24, 3-5: max 34. Enrollment: around 85. Kings Mountain Elementary School is part of the Cabrillo Unified School District. It has been a California Distinguished School in the past. School has three classes of combined grades: K-1, 2-3, 4-5. • 650-712-7180 •

Sequoia Union High School District Administration Office 480 James Ave., Redwood City. Superintendent: Jim Lianides. Enrollment: 9,393. Operates four high schools, a continuation school and a Middle College program in partnership with Canada College for students living in the southern and central portion of San Mateo County. Ethnic/racial percentages (2013-14 ): Hispanic, 49; Caucasian, 33; Asian, 5.4; African American, 2.8; Pacific Islander, 2.7; multiple ethnicities, 5.2. Board members: Allen Weiner, president, 650-724-5892, term ends December 2015; Olivia Martinez, vice president, 650-3237311, term ends December 2015; Carrie Du Bois, 650-766-9069, term ends December 2015; Alan Sarver 650-592-6129, term ends December 2017; Chris Thomsen, 650-3878269, term ends December 2017. • 650-369-1411 • Cañada Middle College 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. An alternative high school program for juniors and seniors located at Cañada College in Redwood City. It combines high school and college classes in a collaborative effort between the Sequoia Union High School District and Cañada College. Admission: Online application. • 650-306-3120 • Menlo-Atherton High School 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Principal: Matthew Zito. Enrollment: 2,073. Ethnic/ racial percentages (2013-14): Caucasian, 41; Hispanic, 42.8; Asian, 4.3; African American, 2.9; Pacific Islander, 2.8; multiple ethnicities, 5.2. • 650-322-5311 • Redwood High School 1968 Old County Road, Redwood City. Principal: Miguel Rodriguez. Enrollment: 309. Redwood High School is a model continuation high school

operated by the Sequoia Union High School District, designed for 16-18-yearold students who are at risk of dropping out. It received one of the highest WASC accreditations available. • 650-369-1411, ext. 7315 • Woodside High School 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside. Principal: Diane Burbank. Enrollment: 1,780. Ethnic/ racial percentages (2013-14): Hispanic, 59.3; Caucasian, 27; multiple ethnicities, 4; Pacific Islander, 3; Asian,1.4; African American, less than 1. • 650-367-9750 •

Charter schools Everest Public High School 455 5th Ave., Redwood City. Executive Director: Kelly Garcia. Class Size: 25 students maximum; 16-to-1 student-mentor ratio. Enrollment: 410. Ethnic/racial percentages (2013-14): Hispanic, 56; Caucasian, 29; Asian, 4.4; African American, 3.4; multiple ethnicities, 2.9; Pacific Islander, 2.4. Everest’s mission is to prepare a diverse student population for college and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society. Admission: Applications due in March. • 650-366-1050 • • Summit Preparatory Charter High School 890 Broadway St., Redwood City. Principal: Penelope Pak. Class Size: 25 maximum class size; 16-to-1 studentmentor ratio. Enrollment: 421. Established in 2003. Ethnic/racial percentages (201314): Hispanic, 53.4; Caucasian, 32.4; Asian, 7.0; Pacific Islander, 1.5; Filipino 0.7, African American, 2.5; 2 or more races 2.2, declined to state, 0.2. • 650-556-1110 • •

Home schooling Homefires 327 Saint Francis St., Redwood City. Information, resources and support for homeschooling families. • 650-365-9425 •

We believe education can be engaging and joyous Valuing: Authentic Interactions • Community Equity • Freedom and Responsibility Meaniful Academics • Play OPEN HOUSES Nursery and Kindergarten Sat, Nov. 15 and Sat, Jan. 10, 10-11:30am Children welcome SCHOOL TOURS Oct. 23, Nov. 6 & 13, Dec. 4 & 11, and Jan. 8, beginning at 10:00am Parents only please – registration not required. For an appointment, please call (650) 325-1584, ext. 5 APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 16, 2015

Peninsula Schl Summit Public Schools invites you to our

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Private elementary and middle schools

Wednesday, October 1, 7 pm (Summit Prep)

Tuesday, November 4, 7 pm (Everest)

Beechwood School 50 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park. Principal: David Laurance. Class Size: 18-20. Enrollment: 170. Tuition: $160/month per child ($20 off on each additional child) with scholarships available. This private school offers a traditional academic program. Enrollment is restricted to students who live within the boundaries of the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park. Grades: KinderPrep-8. Extended 215-day school year for KinderPrep and grades K-3. Admission: Application, interview, student screening. • 650-327-5052 • •

Thursday, December 4, 7 pm (Summit Prep)

Saturday, February 7, 10 am (Everest)

Bowman International School 4000 Terman Drive, Palo Alto. Head of School: Mary Beth Ricks. Class Size: 10:1.

Locations will alternate between schools. Please check school website for details.

For more information on the Open Houses:

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Enrollment: 225. Tuition: $24,000. K-8 program with a Montessori approach. Individualized, self-directed learning is offered through a flexible day and yearround program. Admission: Application form, $100 application fee, parent and child interview required. • 650-813-9131 • • Castilleja School 1310 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Head of School: Nanci Kauffman. Class Size: 15. Enrollment: 444. Tuition: $38,800. All-girls, grades 6-12. Fosters intellectual, physical, creative and emotional growth through a college preparatory experience within a diverse and supportive community. Uniforms. Admission: Application, recommendations, interview and standardized testing required. • 650-328-3160 • • Crystal Springs Uplands School 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough. Head of School: Amy Richards. Class Size: Averages 14; student/teacher ratio is 6-to-1. Enrollment: 350. Tuition: $38,990. Coed. Grades: 6-12. An independent, college-preparatory school that promotes self-discovery and independent thinking. Emphasis on community building through mutual trust and respect and personal intellectual development. Admission: School visit, interview, recommendations, written application


and standardized testing required. • 650-342-4175 • • German-American International School 275 Elliott Drive, Menlo Park. Managing Director: Dominic Liechti. Class Size: 15. Enrollment: 315. Tuition: $6,855-$24,950 per year, depending on program, grade level and payment type. Preschool-8th grade. Classes in this coeducational school are in German and English. Students should speak German by first grade. • 650-324-8617 • • The Girls’ Middle School 3400 W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Head of School: Jennifer Ayer. Class Size: 16-18. Enrollment: 200. Tuition: $28,000; financial aid available. GMS promotes intellectual curiosity and disciplined study habits through a stimulating curriculum that provides a well-rounded exposure to the arts and the humanities while emphasizing science, math and computer science. GMS applies a hands-on, projectbased approach that allows students to collaborate and think critically. Admission: Interview, recommendations, testing. Application fee of $75. • 650-968-8338, ext.133 • • Keys School 2890 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Head of School: Alona Scott. Class


Size: average ratio 8:1; average class size 18. Enrollment: 315. Tuition: $26,075 a year for grades K-4 and $29,250 a year for grades 5-8. Financial aid available. This coed school offers education for grades K-8 — Lower school, grades K-4 at 2890 Middlefield Road; Middle school campus, grades 5-8, at 3981 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Dress code. Admission: Apply by early January; Tours/Open Houses for prospective students October-January. Parent interview and student visit required. • 650-328-1711 • • Menlo School 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. Head of School: Than Healy. Class Size: 18. Enrollment: Grades 6-8: 219. Tuition: $39,500 for all grades. Financial aid is available. An independent, coeducational college preparatory day school for students in grades 6-12. Admission: Applications due in January; standardized testing required.. • 650-330-2001 • • Nativity School 1250 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Principal: Carol Trelut. Class Size: 31. Enrollment: 276. Tuition: $6,700-9,700 depending on family participation. Lower fees for multiple children. Catholic school for grades K-8. Extended care for Nativity students is available from 7-8 a.m. and from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. for an additional fee. Uniforms. Admission: Placement testing for grade levels; waiting lists for some grades. • 650-325-7304 • • Peninsula School 920 Peninsula Way, Menlo Park. Head of School: Jim Benz. Class Size: 16-21. Enrollment: 255. Tuition: $13,620-17,860/year. A nonprofit, progressive school situated on 6 acres that focuses on the whole child by offering a rich and engaging curriculum in academics, social emotional development and the arts. Special instruction in art, science, math, drama, ceramics, weaving, music, dance, Spanish, physical education and wood shop. 3-4-year-olds-8th grade. Child care offered year-round. Admission: Visit, interview; application due Jan. 16, 2015. • 650-325-1584 • •

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The Phillips Brooks School 2245 Avy Ave., Menlo Park. Head of School: Dr. Scott Erickson; Director of Admissions: Melanie Shaw. Built in: 1978. Class Size: Average of 18. Student-teacher ratio 8:1. Enrollment: 280. Tuition: 3-yearolds, $16,430; 4-year-olds, $20,760; K-5, $29,040. Tuition assistance is available for all grade levels. Preschoolers-grade 5. An independent, coeducational day school with a comprehensive and skillsbased educational program focused on the intellectual, social-emotional, character, and community development of the young learner. Specialized classes in art, music, physical education, science, technology, Spanish and more. Admission: Applications due early

January. Wait pool. Uniforms for K-5. • 650-854-4545 •, mshaw@ • The Roberts School 641 Coleman Ave., Menlo Park. Owner: Brenda Roberts; Director: Elisa Barrett. Class Size: between 10 and 12. Enrollment: 46. Tuition: $1,390$1,755 per month depending on schedule chosen (full or half days, number of days per week). Preschoolers, pre-K and Young Fives, ages 2-5. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. year round. Program includes age-appropriate academics, art, cooking, music, gymnastics, Spanish, yoga and more. • 650-322-3535 • Sacred Heart Schools, Lower & Middle School 150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. Principal: Francesca Brake. Class Size: 16-18. Enrollment: 500. Tuition: Grades 1-5: $26,925; Grades 6-8: $35,335. Lower School grades 1-5; Middle School grades 6-8. A private, independent Roman Catholic school, a division of Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, and a part of the International Network of Sacred Heart Schools. (See entry in Kids section on preschool and kindergarten.) Admission: Application deadline in January; admissions tests required. Interview. Waiting list. • 650-322-1866 • • St. Raymond School 1211 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Principal: Dr. Tara Rolle. Class Size: 16:1 student-teacher ratio. Two qualified teachers in each classroom grades K-5, split classes in middle school. Enrollment: 305. Tuition: Tuition: $8,000$11,000, depending on Catholic status and choice to volunteer and purchase $5,000 in SCRIP; multiple student discount and tuition assistance available. Catholic, coeducational elementary school. Grades: JK-8.Admission: Applications made available in September, due in January. Tours are offered September-January. Open House in January. • 650-322-2312 • • Synapse School 3375 Edison Way, Menlo Park. Head of School: Jim Eagen. Class Size: 18-20. Enrollment: 160. Tuition: $24,800 for all grades. An independent elementary and middle school (K-8) Synapse offers an advanced academic curriculum fully integrated with social emotional learning. The program is designed as a model school to demonstrate the power of blending Six Seconds emotional intelligence programs with brain-based, project driven, constructivist learning in school-wide themes. Admission: Application, IQ test, parent interview, play group interview for younger children, home visit. Application fee $75. • 650-294-4570 • Trinity School 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Head of School: Mary Menacho. Class Size: Approximately 20 (one class per grade). Enrollment: 160. Tuition: Starting at $17,900 for


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Early Childhood Program and junior kindergarten; $27,795 for K-Grade 5. A co-ed Episcopal school. Early Childhood Program-grade 5. Early Childhood Program for ages 3 and 4, at Holy Trinity Church, 330 Ravenswood, Menlo Park. Elementary school is at St. Bede’s, 2650 Sand Hill Road. Uniforms required. Admission: Call for select grade openings. Tour posted on website. • 650-854-0288 • •

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Woodland School 360 La Cuesta Drive, Portola Valley. Head of School: John Ora. Class Size: 18. Enrollment: 260. Tuition: Preschool/PreK $15,770 full day and $17,130 extended day; K-4 $21,960; 5-8 $23,340. Junior K-8. Private, coeducational day school focusing on academics with a strong enrichment program, including French, Spanish, art, music, computers, PE, after-school sports and gymnastics. Extended day care for enrolled students is offered year-round from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. • 650-854-9065 • • Woodside Priory School 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Head of school: Timothy Molak. Class Size: 15-18. Enrollment: 350. Tuition: Comprehensive tuition and fees: $38,750 for day students; financial aid is available. Middle school grades 6-8; Coed Catholic/ Benedictine school. College preparatory. Casual dress code. Admission: Application for 2014-15 school year due Jan. 15, 2015; entrance exam required. • 650-851-8221 • •

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Castilleja School 1310 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Head of School: Nanci Kauffman. Class Size: 15. Enrollment: 444. Tuition: $38,800. All-girls, grades 6-12. Preparing students for the wider world, Castilleja infuses a challenging college-preparatory curriculum with a global program that fosters awareness, compassion and engagement. Uniforms. Admission: Applications due in January; standardized testing required. • 650-328-3160 • • Crystal Springs Uplands School 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough. Head of School: Amy Richards. Class Size: Averages 14; student/teacher ratio is 9-to-1. Enrollment: 350. Tuition: $38,990. Coed. Grades: 6-12. An independent, college-preparatory school that promotes self-discovery and independent thinking. Emphasis on community building through mutual trust and respect and personal intellectual development. Admission: Deadline Jan. 16, 2015. School visit, interview, recommendations, written application and standardized testing required. • 650-342-4175 • •

Menlo School 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. Head of School: Than Healy. Class Size: 18. Enrollment: Grades 9-12: 579. Tuition: $39,500 for all grades. Financial aid is available. An independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades 6-12. Admission: Applications due in January; standardized testing required. • 650-330-2000 • • Mid-Peninsula High School 1340 Willow Road, Menlo Park. Head of School: Douglas C. Thompson. Class Size: 12. Enrollment: 135. Tuition: $30,930. Coed for grades 9-12. A community for learning, the school is designed for students with academic potential who can benefit from a smaller environment and a flexible, individually focused academic program. Accredited by CAIS and WASC. Collegeprep curriculum approved by UC/state university systems. Admission: Year-round enrollment. Contact the school to arrange an information interview and to receive an application packet. • 650-321-1991 • • Pinewood School 26800 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills. Principal: Mark Gardner. Class Size: 20. Enrollment: 7-12: approximately 300. Tuition: $29,850 per year. This college preparatory school teaches grades 7-12. Dress code in place. Admission: Applications accepted Octmid Jan. Waiting lists. Testing, academic records and teacher recommendations are required. Student interviews and shadow days are required for grades 4-12. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis only if there is space available. • 650-209-3010 • • Sacred Heart Schools/Preparatory 150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. Principal: James Everitt. Class Size: 15. Enrollment: 600. Tuition: $36,985. Grades 9-12. A private, independent Roman Catholic school, a division of Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, and a part of the International Network of Sacred Heart Schools. Admission: Applications due in January; admissions tests required. Interview. Waiting list. • 650-473-4006 for admissions • • Woodside Priory School 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Head of school: Timothy Molak. Class Size: 15-18. Enrollment: 350. Tuition: Comprehensive tuition and fees: $38,750 for day students; $57,050 for boarders; financial aid available. High school grades 9-12; Coed Catholic/Benedictine school. College preparatory. Casual dress code. Admission: Application for 2014-15 school year due Jan. 15, 2015; entrance exam required. • 650-851-8223 • •






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Esther B. Clark School at Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Council 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto. Head of School: Chris Harris, M.Ed. Class Size: Grades 2-5, 10 students; grades 6-10, 12 students. Enrollment: 75. Tuition: Per diem: $225/day for 205 days per year; Therapy: $155.98/hour. EBC is a licensed non-public school (NPS) for children ages 7-16 struggling with anxiety, depression or other emotional and behavioral regulation challenges. The school provides a comprehensive, academic and positive behavior teaching program in a therapeutic milieu with the goal of returning all students to their home district as productively engage and appropriately self-managed after 24 to 36 months at EBC. Admission: Rolling based on availability. â&#x20AC;˘ Renicka Brown at 650-688-3634 â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ overview Sand Hill School at Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Council 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto. Head of School: Cindy Lopez. Class Size: Small, multi-age classes with 6:1 student/teacher ratio. Enrollment: 50. Tuition: $33,000. K-6, expanding to K-8. Sand Hill School works with bright children with dyslexia, languagebased learning differences and attention and social challenges and prepares them to transition back to a traditional classroom. Admission: Application, parent visit. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-688-3605 â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘

Enrichment Bay Area Arabic School 4000 Middlefield Road, Cubberley Community Center, Wing B & C, Palo Alto. Principal: Omar Hamwi. Class Size: 12-15. Enrollment: 90. Tuition: $120-$180 per quarter depending on program. Provides Arabic language instruction to children by teaching Arabic language literacy and conversation, educating students about Arabic culture and heritage, promoting the spirit of friendship among the students and their families, building a positive and supportive community of students and families, and offering separate, optional Islamic Religion instruction. â&#x20AC;˘ 408-462-2120 â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ Center for a New Generation @ Belle Haven Community School 415 Ivy Drive, Menlo Park. Director: Liz Calderon. Class Size: 15 during school year; 20 during the summer. Enrollment: 225 during the school year; 340 during summer. Tuition: Free. The Center for a New Generation at Belle Haven Community School is an after-school and summer program run by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula in collaboration with schools, community members, and other community-based organizations. CNG Belle Haven provides members with academic support, extracurricular activities like sports and arts, and education about college and career opportunities. Admission: Only for Belle Haven students. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-561-3135 â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘

German-American School of Palo Alto (Saturday School) GAIS Campus, 275 Elliot Drive, Menlo Park. Director of Education: Sabine Eisenhauer. Class Size: 10-20. Tuition: $850 +$150 non-refundable registration fee (for 30 Saturdays per school year). German Language Instruction for children ages 3-18 on Saturdays from September to May as well as Summer Camp. No prior German knowledge required. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-520-3646 â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ Hwa Shin Bilingual Chinese School 750 N. California Ave., Palo Alto. Principal: Thomas Lee. Class Size: 12. Enrollment: 150. Tuition: $340/semester at Jordan. This nonprofit, bilingual Chinese school (for students who do not speak Mandarin at home) is open Sat from 9 a.m.-noon for students age 5-18; Chinese language and culture (dance, kung fu and Chinese painting). Also at Laurel School (Menlo Park) Tue, 3-5 p.m.; Encinal School (Menlo Park) Fri, 3-5 p.m.; Oak Knoll School (Menlo Park) Thu, 1:30-3 p.m.; Briones Elementary School (Palo Alto) Mon, 2:50-4:50 p.m.; and Fairmeadow Elementary School (Palo Alto) Wed, 1:50-3:40 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ 408-807-1088 â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ Kumon Math and Reading Center 2730 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Kumon is an after-school learning program designed to help children master reading and math skills. Also located at 1551 El Camino Real, Redwood City, 650-799-4099. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-969-1978 â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ Lydian Academy 815 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Principal: Matthew McClain. Class Size: One-on-one. Enrollment: 100. Fully-accredited high school where students earn credits towards college eligibility and high-school graduation. Also offers summer school, a homework center and tutoring in high-school subjects and AP test prep. Focus on personalized education and collaborative learning. Students accepted year-round. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-321-0550 â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ Mathnasium 605 Cambridge Ave., Menlo Park. Learning center with goals of building math skills and understanding math concepts. Specializes in grades 2 to 12. Children receive personalized instruction and customized learning plans. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-321-MATH (6284) â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ Palo Alto School for Jewish Education (PASJE) 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Director: Cathy Taylor. Class Size: 12-20. Enrollment: 86. Tuition: Parents are encouraged to contact the school for tuition information. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Grades K-8 Sunday School nurturing childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jewish identity while focusing on Jewish tradition, history, culture, values and holidays. Music, art, dance. Offers a Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;nai Mitzvah class. Optional Hebrew lessons.

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Small classes. Interfaith families welcome. • 650-444-2117 • •

Adult education Sequoia District Adult School 3247 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. Principal: Lionel de Maine. Class Size: Varies. Enrollment: 2,000. Tuition: Fees vary, some courses have no charge. A wide variety of classes are offered, including English as a Second Language, GED, High School Diploma, computers and Spanish. Partner programs offer classes in entrepreneurship. The school operates an official GED test center. • 650-306-8866 • Stanford Continuing Studies 365 Lasuen St., Stanford. Dean and Associate Provost: Charles Junkerman. Class Size: 17-200. Enrollment: 14,000. Tuition: $150-750 depending on course. Discounts available for seniors, Bay Area teachers and Stanford affiliates. A program for Bay Area adults that annually offers around 400 diverse courses taught mostly by Stanford faculty, academic staff and professionals in their fields. Class offerings include liberal arts and sciences, creative writing and professional and personal development. • 650-725-2650 • • UC Berkeley Extension - Belmont 1301


Shoreway Road, Ste. 400, Belmont. Dean: Diana Wu. Class Size: 8-25. Enrollment: Approximately 8,000. Tuition: $200 for some short workshops to $650 (on average) for full-term classes. UC Berkeley Extension is the continuing education arm of the University of California, Berkeley. The Peninsula Center offers more than 300 classes in professional and personal development per year. Classes include project management, microbiology, finance, computer skills, marketing and a summer college application workshop. Evening and weekend classes available. UC Berkeley Extension also offers courses in San Francisco, Berkeley and online. • 650-594-9623 • •

degrees and several professional certificate programs.Admission: Open enrollment. • 650-306-3100 •

Community colleges

Menlo College 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton. Class Size: 17. Enrollment: 700. Tuition: $36,900 per year; $12,260 room and board per year; $620 student body fee. Four-year private college specializing in undergraduate business-management education, which is built upon a strong foundation in the liberal arts. Admission: Application fee $40; student screening. • 800-556-3656 • •

Cañada College 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. President: Larry Buckley. Class Size: 25. Enrollment: 6,700. Tuition: $46 per credit. Cañada College is a comprehensive community college offering hundreds of classes for students looking to transfer to four-year institutions or earn a professional certificate. High school students may start their college experience at no cost through the concurrent enrollment program; the college has an on-site high school program, called Middle College, through collaboration with the Sequoia Union High School District. The University Center at Cañada College offers on-site bachelor’s

Foothill College 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. President: Judy Miner. Class Size: 29. Enrollment: 13,347. Tuition: $31 per quarter unit for California residents. Middlefield Road Campus: 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Open enrollment, two-year community college. Associate degrees, transfer program and career programs. Day, evening, online and weekend classes. • Main campus, 650-949-7777; Middlefield campus, 650-949-6950 •

Colleges and universities

Palo Alto University 1791 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. President: Allen Calvin, Ph.D. Class Size: 32 (PsyD); 80-85 (PhD). Enrollment: 1,000. Tuition: $18,000-$48,000 (yearly). Founded in 1975 as the Pacific

Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto University (PAU) offers select but diverse range of undergraduate, master’s, PsyD and Ph.D. programs, emphasizing the integral role of psychology and the social sciences in a wide variety of academic and applied disciplines. PAU offers clinical doctorate degree (Psy.D.) through a consortium with Stanford’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; dual J.D./Ph.D. degrees through a joint program with Golden Gate University, in addition to our PhD program. Also offers masters level teaching in North America, China and Argentina and bachelor's programs in Business Psychology and Psychology & Social Action. Admission: Jan. 15 or rolling admissions. • 800-818-6136 • • Stanford University Stanford. President: John Hennessy. Class Size: Varies. Enrollment: 6,980 undergraduates; 8,871 graduate students. Tuition: $44,184 tuition; $13,631 room and board. SAT Scores: See In addition to its undergraduate- and graduate-degree programs, Stanford offers Continuing Studies Programs, open to the community throughout the year; cultural programs, such as Stanford Live; music department concert series; and lectures, plays, art exhibits and athletic events. Admission: Application due Jan. 3. • 650-723-2300 •

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S O CIAL SERV I CE S, O R G AN IZ AT I O NS AN D AG EN CI E S Suicide Crisis Hotline 828 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 200, San Jose. • 650-368-6655 or 855-278-4204 YWCA Silicon Valley 375 S. Third St., San Jose. • 408-295-4011. 24-hour hotlines: domestic violence, 800-572-2782; rape crisis, 408-287-3000 or 650-493-7273 •

Drug and alcohol services Free at Last 1796 Bay Road, East Palo Alto. • 650-462-6999 •

Emergency services Michelle Le

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Animal services/ protection Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA 12 Airport Blvd., San Mateo. • 650-340-7022 • Pets In Need 871 5th Ave., Redwood City. • 650-367-1405 •

Business organizations Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce 1100 Merrill St., Menlo Park. • 650-325-2818 • Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS (SILVAR) 19400 Stevens Creek Blvd., Ste. 100, Cupertino. • 408-200-0100 • SVForum-Sobrato Ctr. for non-profits Redwood Shores 330 Twin Dolphin Dr. Ste 101, Redwood City. • 408-414-5950 •

Cable television Comcast 620 Emerson St., Palo Alto. • Customer service line, 24-hours/day: 1-800-COMCAST • Midpeninsula Community Media Center 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. • 650-494-8686 •

Career/job services JobTrain 1200 O’Brien Drive, Menlo Park. • 650-330-6429 •

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American Red Cross Bay Area, San Mateo County 1710 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame. • General: 650-259-1750, 888-443-5722; 24-hour hotline: 650-259-1765 • Blackberry REACT, Volunteer Radio Communications 1467 Chilco St., Menlo Park. • 650-336-8227 •

on Santa Cruz Avenue, between Chestnut and Crane streets, Menlo Park. Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. • 831-688-8316 • all/farmers-market/7/Next-30-days

Foundations/fundraising organizations Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation 181 Encinal Ave., Menlo Park. • 650-325-0100 • Silicon Valley Community Foundation 2440 W. El Camino Real, Ste. 300, Mtn. View. • 650-450-5400 •

Garden clubs Atherton Garden Guild P.O. Box 685, Menlo Park. • Kings Mountain Garden Club P.O. Box 620372, Woodside. •

Community centers


Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA 550 Bell St., East Palo Alto. • 650-328-9622 •

Woodside-Atherton Garden Club P.O. Box 838, Menlo Park. •

Acterra 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. • 650-962-9876 •


Onetta Harris Community Center 100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park. • 650-330-2250 • com/ohcc.html Oshman Family JCC - Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. • 650-223-8700 • Peninsula Volunteers Little House 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. • 650-326-0665 • Sequoia YMCA 1445 Hudson St., Redwood City. • 650-368-4168 •

Counseling Adolescent Counseling Services 1717 Embarcadero Road, Ste. 4000, Palo Alto. • 650-424-0852 • Family and Children Services of Silicon Valley 375 Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-326-6576 • HAND of the Peninsula (Helping After Neonatal Death) Mills Health Center, Palm Room, 100 S. San Mateo Drive, San Mateo. • Office: 650-367-6993; crisis line: 650579-0350 • Kara 457 Kingsley Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-321-5272 •

Baylands Conservation Committee 1056 Forest Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-321-4165 Citizens Committee to Complete the Refuge 453 Tennessee Lane, Palo Alto. • 650-493-5540 • Committee for Green Foothills 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. • 650-968-7243 • Environmental Volunteers 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. • 650-493-8000 • Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) 222 High St., Palo Alto. • 650-854-7696 •

Filoli 86 Cañada Road, Woodside. • 650-364-8300 •

Health and support services Alcoholics Anonymous 2215 S. El Camino Real, Ste. 204, San Mateo. • 650-577-1310 • Alzheimer’s Association 1060 La Avenida St., Mtn. View. • Helpline: 800-272-3900; office: 650-962-8111 • Bay Area Cancer Connections 2335 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. • 650-326-6686; toll free: 888-222-4401 •

Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Ste. 204, Palo Alto. • 650-390-8411 •

Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities 1515 S. El Camino Real, Ste. 400, San Mateo. • Lois Glover: 650-645-1780, ext. 119 •

The Trail Center 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. • 650-968-7065 •

Children’s Health Council 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto. • 650-326-5530 •


Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse P.O. Box 5090, San Mateo. • Support hotline: 650-312-8515; legal line: 650-259-1855; toll-free: 800-3001080; business line: 650-652-0800. •

Family History Center 1105 Valparaiso Ave., Menlo Park. • 650-325-9711 •

Farmers markets Menlo Park Farmers Market In the parking plaza behind Wells Fargo Bank

Funeral Consumers Alliance of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties 463 College Ave., Palo Alto (Mail: P.O. Box 60448, Palo Alto, CA 94306)


â&#x20AC;˘ 650-321-2109 â&#x20AC;˘ Peninsula Healthcare Connection 33 Encina Ave., #103, Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-853-0321 â&#x20AC;˘ Peninsula Stroke Association 3801 Miranda Ave., Bldg. 6, A162, Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-565-8485 â&#x20AC;˘ Planned Parenthood 2907 El Camino Real, Redwood City. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-503-7810 â&#x20AC;˘ San Mateo Medical Center 222 W. 39th Ave., San Mateo. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-573-2222 â&#x20AC;˘ Willow Clinic 795 Willow Road, Bldg. 334, Menlo Park. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-599-3890 â&#x20AC;˘ content/WillowClinic.htm Stanford Blood Center 3373 Hillview Ave., Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-723-7831 â&#x20AC;˘ Stanford Health Library 211 Quarry Road, Ste. 201, Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-725-8400 â&#x20AC;˘

Health clinics and hospitals Arbor Free Clinic 795 Willow Road, Bldg.


Stanford University Medical Center 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-723-4000 â&#x20AC;˘

334, Menlo Park. â&#x20AC;˘ Sunday Clinic: 650-493-5000, ext. 22844; weekdays: 650-724-1332 â&#x20AC;˘ Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center 1150 Veterans Blvd., Redwood City. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-299-2200 â&#x20AC;˘

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Stanford 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-497-8000 â&#x20AC;˘ Q Stanford Hospital and Clinics

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Menlo Medical Clinic 1300 Crane St., Menlo Park. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-498-6500 â&#x20AC;˘

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Palo Alto Medical Foundation 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-321-4121 (24-hour switchboard) â&#x20AC;˘ Q Urgent Care Center

â&#x20AC;˘ Adult: 650-321-4121; pediatric: 650-853-6558 â&#x20AC;˘ Ravenswood Family Health Center 1798 Bay Road, East Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-330-7400 â&#x20AC;˘ Ravenswood Family Health Center at Belle Haven 100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-321-0980 â&#x20AC;˘ Sequoia Hospital 170 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City. â&#x20AC;˘ Main hospital: 650-369-5811; find a doctor: 650-482-6000 â&#x20AC;˘

groups Medical groups affiliated with Stanford Hospital & Clinics: Stanford Family Practice, 650-723-6963; Stanford Medical Group, 650-723-6028; Menlo Medical Clinic, 650-498-6500. Stanford Referral Center, 800-756-9000.

St., Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-299-8700 â&#x20AC;˘ Food Closet 425 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ Haven Family House 260 Van Buren Road, Menlo Park. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-685-5880 â&#x20AC;˘ InnVision Shelter Network 181 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park. â&#x20AC;˘ Main: 650-685-5880 â&#x20AC;˘ Q Breaking Bread hot meals program

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VA Palo Alto Health Care System 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-614-9997 â&#x20AC;˘

33 Encina Ave., Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-853-8672

Historical associations Lathrop House 627 Hamilton Ave., Redwood City. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-365-5564 â&#x20AC;˘ San Mateo County History Museum 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-299-0104

Second Harvest Food Bank 1051 Bing St., San Carlos. â&#x20AC;˘ Info: 650-610-0800; food: 800-984-3663; donations: 866-234-3663 â&#x20AC;˘ St. Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Padua Dining Room 3500 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. â&#x20AC;˘ 650-365-9664 â&#x20AC;˘


Homeless services Community Working Group 2507-A Alma

San Mateo County Law Library 710 Hamilton St., Redwood City.


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Recycling and hazardous waste disposal


Goodwill of Silicon Valley 1080 N. 7th St., San Jose. • 408-998-5774 •

10 Books A Home 1117 Woodland Ave, East Palo Alto. • 650-271-0738 •

RecycleWorks - County of San Mateo 555 County Center, 5th Floor, Redwood City. • 888-442-2666 •

Political groups Green Party of San Mateo County 1081 Granada St., Belmont. • 650-593-7032 • http://greenpartysanmateocounty.

San Mateo County HHW Product GiveAway Program 310 Pine St., Redwood City. • 650-372-6200 • San Mateo County Household Hazardous Waste Program 32 Tower Road, San Mateo. • 650-363-4718 •

League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County 713 Santa Cruz Ave., Ste. 9, Menlo Park. • 650-325-5780 •

Computer Recycling Center Sunnyvale. • 888-887-3372, 408-327-1800 •

Libertarian Party - Santa Clara County P.O. Box 60686, Sunnyvale. • 408-243-2711 •

Recology 225 Shoreway Road, Gate 2, San Carlos. • 650-595-3900 •

Palo Alto Republican Women Federation P.O. Box 60415, Palo Alto. •

Sierra Pacific Recycling 2700 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. • 650-364-3333 •

Peace & Freedom Party • 510-465-9414 • Peninsula Democratic Coalition P.O. Box 97, Los Altos. • 650-949-1009 •

Stanford Recycling Drop-Off Center 701 Serra St., Stanford. • 650-321-4236 • pssi_main

Santa Clara County Republican Party Silicon Valley 522 N. Monroe St., San Jose. • 408-246-6600 •

Seniors Avenidas 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. • 650-289-5400 •

Radio stations KCEA 89.1 FM 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. • Business: 650-306-8823; Listener requests: 650-306-8822 •

Q Avenidas Door to Door

• 650-289-5411 Q Handyman Services

• 650-289-5426 • handyman

KZSU 90.1 FM Memorial Hall, 540 Memorial Way, Stanford. • Requests: 650-723-9010; business: 650-725-4868 •

Q Rose Kleiner Center 270 Escuela Ave.,

Mtn. View. • 650-289-5499


American Association of University Women - Menlo-Atherton branch Menlo Park. • 650-323-4066

Q Avenidas Village

• 650-289-5405 • East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc. 560 Bell St., East Palo Alto. • 650-329-5900 Institute on Aging Peninsula 881 Fremont Ave., Ste. A2, Los Altos. • 650-329-1411 •

Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula Inc. 555 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. • 650-321-5026 • Kiwanis Club - Menlo Park P.O. Box 311, Menlo Park. • http://menloparkkiwanisclub.

Lytton Gardens Senior Communities 437 Webster St., Palo Alto. • 650-328-3300 • Meals on Wheels 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. • 650-323-2022 • mealsonwheels/ Menlo Park Senior Center 110 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park. • 650-330-2283 •

Rotary Club - Menlo Park P.O. Box 876, Menlo Park. • 650-321-7343 •

Q Peninsula Volunteer Properties Inc.

Q Rosener House Adult Day Services

500 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. • 650-322-0126 Seniors At Home Koret Family Resource Center, 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto. • 650-688-3070 •

Mid-Peninsula Newcomers Club Menlo Park. • Victoria Bennett: 650-233-0423 • Portola Valley Men’s Club •

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AT H ER TO N, M EN LO PAR K , PO R TO L A VALLE Y AN D WO O DSI D E meetings are held either the first and third Mondays or the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St. • Staff contact: Deanna Chow, 650330-6733.

Other Menlo Park commissions Bicycle Commission Staff contact: Nikka Nagaya, 650-330-6781. Environmental Quality Commission Staff contact: Rebecca Fotu, 650-330-6765. Housing Commission Staff contact: Clay Curtin, 650-330-6615. Library Commission Staff contact: Susan Holmer, 650-330-2510. Parks & Recreation Commission Staff contact: Derek Schweigart, 650-330-2267. Transportation Commission Staff contact: Rene Baile, 650-330-6775. Michelle Le

Danna Breene unfurls the new Portola Valley flag with Ann Wengert and Cindie White during a celebration commemorating the town’s 50th anniversary at the Portola Valley Town Center Historic Schoolhouse.

Menlo Park Menlo Park Civic Center Laurel Street near Ravenswood Avenue. Burgess Park, which is located at the Civic Center, includes swimming pools and a locker room, renovated baseball and soccer fields and a skate park. The Arillaga Family Gymnasium opened in 2010. Menlo Park City Council Chambers 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. The Menlo Park City Council meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the council chambers. Agendas, minutes and staff reports are posted on the city’s website at The site also contains general information about the city as well as links to the police department, library and recreation center. • 650-330-6620 (city clerk)

Menlo Park city staff City Council: Please see Public officials section. City Manager: Alex McIntyre. 650-3306610, Assistant to the City Manager: Clay Curtin. 650-330-6615. Assistant City Manager: Starla JeromeRobinson. 650-330-6610, slrobinson@ City Attorney: William McClure. 650-3306620, City Clerk: Pam Aguilar. 650-330-6621,

Police Chief: Robert Jonsen. 650-3306300, Director of Community Services: Cherise Brandell. 650-330-6618, cebrandell@ Manager of Environmental Programs: Rebecca Fotu. 650-330-6765. Finance Director: Drew Corbett. 650-330-6645, Menlo Park Library: 650-330-2500. Human Resources Director: Gina Donnelly. 650-330-6670, gmdonnelly@ Public Works Director: Vacant as of June 19.

Menlo Park planning commissioners Ben Eiref 650-324-2188 (home). Chair. Term ends 2014. John Onken 650-862-8444. Vice chair. Term ends 2015. Vincent Bressler 650-380-3459. Term ends 2015. Andrew Combs 650-924-1890. Term ends 2018. Katie Ferrick N/A. Term ends 2016. John Kadvany 650-322-2313 (work). Term ends 2015. Katherine Strehl 650-326-7246. Term ends 2017. The Planning Commission’s regular

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Menlo Park city services Menlo Park Library 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Mon, Wed 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tues noon9 p.m.; Thu, Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun noon-5 p.m. • 650-330-2500; reference: 650330-2520; children: 650-330-2530; outreach services: Roberta Roth, 650330-2512; Project Read: 650-330-2525 • Friends of the Menlo Park Library • 650-330-2521 • Belle Haven Community Library 413 Ivy Drive, Menlo Park. Located on the grounds of Belle Haven Elementary School, the library serves students and the public. Most of its reading selection is geared toward children and families. Tues, Wed 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thu, Fri noon-6 p.m.; Sat noon-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and Sundays. • 650-330-2540 Menlo Park Police Department 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Community policing program encompasses basic crime prevention, neighborhood watches and home-security checks, and deals with neighborhood and traffic issues. Special programs include an earthquake-preparedness meeting every other year, and school programs that focus on issues such as vandalism and drugs. Counselors meet with at-risk kids and their families. Neighborhood crime statistics are available at the library and are posted on the city’s website, www. Front desk hours: MonThu 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; every other Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed daily noon-1 p.m.; report a crime 24 hours a day, seven days a week. • 911 (emergency); 650-330-6300 (nonemergency) Arillaga Family Recreation Center 700 Alma St., Menlo Park. A wide variety of dance and health and fitness classes

for adults, children and teens is offered weekly. Mon-Thu 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Fri 8 a.m.-6 p.m. See Outdoors & Recreation section for more information. • 650-330-2200 Arillaga Family Gymnastics Center 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Gymnastics training for children, teens and adults and exercise classes. Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun varies. See Outdoors & Recreation section for more information. • 650-330-2224 Menlo Park Teen Support Services 100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park. Geared for 12- to 18-year-olds, the program organizes weekend trips and events, including snow trips and group getaways. A drop-in afterschool program is open in the Teen Room at the Boys & Girls Club from 3-6 p.m., Mon-Fri, during the school year and special hours depending on school schedules. • 650-330-2245 • com/teens.html Belle Haven Pool 100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park. Open year-round. Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sundays. 650-330-2237. Burgess Pool 501 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Mon-Fri 6 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat 6 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun 7 a.m.-6 p.m. • 650-330-2232

Other Menlo Park community services Menlo Park fire service Service is provided by the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. • 911 (emergency); 650-688-8400 (nonemergency); Fire Prevention Bureau: 650-688-8425 Menlo Park garbage and curbside recycling service Recology Waste Zero. Administrative office: 225 Shoreway Road, San Carlos 94070. • 650-595-3900 • Menlo Park Historical Association Menlo Park Library, lower level, 800 Alma St. Tues noon-2 p.m., Wed 10 a.m.-2 p.m. • 650-330-2522 Menlo Park post offices Oak Grove Station, 655 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 650-321-0954. West Menlo Park Branch, 2120 Avy Ave., Menlo Park. Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 650854-5536. Atherton Contract Station, 91 Ashfield Road, Atherton. Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m. 650-752-0500.

Belle Haven Community Center complex Onetta M. Harris Community Center 100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park. The 8.3-acre center contains a baseball and a soccer field, outdoor basketball courts, Belle


Haven Pool and the Menlo Park Senior Center. Activities and classes for children, adults and teens. An exercise room is available for adults. Mon-Fri noon-8 p.m. • 650-322-4578 Menlo Park Senior Center 110 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-3 p.m. • 650-330-2280 Belle Haven Child Development Center 100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park. Children ages 3-5 are offered multicultural learning experiences in an environment with a teacher/child ratio of 1:8. The subsidized program is designed for children of low-income parents at work or in worktraining, or who are incapacitated or have an incapacitated child. Breakfast, lunch and a snack are served daily. Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. • 650-330-2270 Ravenswood Family Health Center at Belle Haven 100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park. A joint venture of the city of Menlo Park and San Mateo County, the clinic’s family practice focuses heavily on preventive medicine. Mon 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Wed-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues 12:30-5 p.m. Closed 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for lunch and Saturdays and Sundays. • 650-321-0980 Belle Haven Police Substation 1197 Willow Road, Menlo Park. • 650-858-3328

Atherton Atherton Town Hall 91 Ashfield Road at Dinkelspiel Station Lane. It houses the offices of the city manager, city clerk and finance department, a branch post office and the police department. Across the street are the Town Council Chambers.

Atherton town staff Town Council: Please see Public Officials section. City Manager: George Rodericks. 650752-0504, Police Chief: Ed Flint. 650-752-0508, City Attorney: William B. Connors. 650752-0500. City Clerk: Theresa DellaSanta. 650-7520529, Public Works Department Mike Kashiwagi, director. 650-752-0532. Building Department 650-752-0560. Finance Director: Robert Barron. 650752-0552,

Atherton planning commissioners William Grindley Term ends 2015. Eric Lane Term ends 2016. Philip Lively chair. Term ends 2015. Paul Tonelli Term ends 2017. Mary Widmer Term ends 2016.

City & Towns

The Planning Commission’s regular meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Town Council Chambers, 94 Ashfield Road at Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. 650752-0544.

Other Atherton commissions & committees

Mateo County, 610 Elm St., Ste. 202, San Carlos 94070. • 650-802-3500 • Atherton Library 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Mon-Wed 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thu-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 1-5 p.m. • 650-328-2422

Alexandra Von Feldt. The Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month in the Historic Schoolhouse.

Portola Valley Architectural & Site Control Commission

Park & Recreation Commission Staff contact: Steve Tyler, 650-752-0541.

Friends of the Atherton Library • 650-328-2422

Members: Danna Breen, chair; Jeff Clark; Iris Harrell; Megan Koch; Dave Ross.

Atherton Rail Committee Staff contact: Mike Kashiwagi, 650-752-0532.

Atherton post office Town Hall, 91 Ashfield Road, Atherton. Accepts international packages. Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.noon, 1-4 p.m. • 650-752-0500

The Architectural & Site Control Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of the month in the Historic Schoolhouse. •

Transportation Committee Staff contact: City Manager, 650-752-0504.

Atherton advisory/study committees Atherton Civic Interest League info@; www. Atherton Heritage Association 94 Ashfield Road in the council chambers building, Atherton; Tue 10 a.m.-noon; Marion Oster, 650-688-6540. Holbrook-Palmer Park Foundation 650752-0536, Atherton Dames Open to female members of the Holbrook-Palmer Park Foundation, including non-Atherton residents. The Dames and the foundation raise money for special projects in the park., athertondames. org.

Atherton town services Atherton Police Department 83 Ashfield Road, Atherton. • 911 (emergency); 650-323-6131 (cellphone emergencies when in Atherton); 650-688-6500 (non-emergency) Crime prevention • 650-688-6500 Security program Will conduct a security inspection and make suggestions to ensure protection. Residents may hook their home alarms directly to the police department. • 650-688-6500 Home checks during vacation • 650-688-6500 • Online: and click on “Police Services.” Senior citizen check-up • 650-688-6500 Atherton Police Activities League Conducts a variety of programs, including classroom presentations on bicycle safety, drug abuse and stranger awareness. Sponsors an annual safety patrol picnic. • 650-688-6500 Atherton fire service Service is provided by the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. Atherton fire station: 32 Almendral Ave., Atherton. • 911 (emergency); 650-688-8400 (nonemergency) • Fire Prevention Bureau: 650-688-8425 Atherton garbage and curbside recycling service Recology San Mateo County. Billing information: Recology San

Holbrook-Palmer Park 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton. Recreational, cultural and social activities take place on the grounds and in three buildings at the 22-acre park: the Holbrook-Palmer House, Jennings Pavilion and the Carriage House. Classes for children and adults, preschool program, six tennis courts. Rooms can be rented for meetings, social events and weddings, including an outdoor wedding arbor. A one-mile walking/fitness path follows the perimeter of the park. • 650-752-0534; tennis lessons: 650752-0540 •

Portola Valley Portola Valley Town Center 765 Portola Road. Town Council and commissions meet in the renovated 1909 Historic Schoolhouse. The new building and playing field complex at Town Center includes the Town Hall, library, a community hall and activity rooms. Town Hall hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 3-5 p.m. • Portola Valley town staff: 650-851-1701 Town Council: Please see Public Officials section. Town Manager: Nick Pegueros. Ext. 215.

Portola Valley town services Portola Valley police services Provided by San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office under contract. Hall of Justice and Records, 400 County Center, Redwood City 94063. • 911 (emergency); 650-363-4911 (nonemergency) Portola Valley fire services Fire protection and enforcement of codes are provided by the Woodside Fire Protection District. See Public Officials section for more information. • 911 (emergency); 650-851-1594 (non-emergency) • Portola Valley garbage and curbside recycling service Run by GreenWaste Recovery. Administrative address: 1500 Berger Drive, San Jose 95112. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • 650-568-9900, 408-283-4800 Portola Valley Town Center classes • Town Hall: 650-851-1701, ext. 210 Portola Valley volunteer committees For more information, go to the Town Government link at or call Town Hall at 650-851-1701. Bicycle, Pedestrian & Traffic Safety Committee Cable & Utilities Undergrounding Committee

Assistant Town Manager: None at this time.

Community Events Committee

Town Clerk: Sharon Hanlon. Ext. 210.

Cultural Arts Committee

Town Planner: Tom Vlasic. 650-324-8600.

Emergency Preparedness Committee

Public Works Director: Howard Young. Ext. 214.

Finance Committee

Deputy Town Planner: Karen Kristiansson. Ext. 212. Planning Technician: CheyAnne Brown. Ext. 216. Sustainability & Special Projects Manager: Brandi de Garmeaux. Ext. 222. Town Attorney: Leigh Price. 650-3249300. Recreational Facilities Coordinator: Tony Macias. Ext. 221.

Portola Valley Planning Commission Members: Denise Gilbert, chair; Judith Hasko; Nate McKitterick; Nicholas Targ;

Conservation Committee

Geologic Safety Committee Historic Resources Committee Nature & Science Committee Open Space Acquisition Advisory Committee Parks & Recreation Committee Public Works Committee Sustainability Committee Teen Committee Trails And Paths Committee Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Road. Mon-Thu 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. • 650-851-0560 Info Menlo Park • 55


• Friends of the Portola Valley Library • 650-851-0560 Portola Valley post Portola Valley no longer has a post office. Residents with Internet connections can order stamps and arrange for pickups. Postal carriers take stamp orders; stamp vending machines are available in Menlo Park post offices. • UPS store in Ladera: 650-529-1692

Woodside Woodside Town Hall 2955 Woodside Road, Woodside. Houses the town administrative offices and the Planning and Building Department. Town Council and commission meetings are held in the historic Independence Hall. The Planning and Building Department holds counter hours Mon-Fri 8-10 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. 650-851-6796. • 650-851-6790 •

Woodside town staff Town Council: Please see Public Officials section. Town Manager and Director of Finance: Kevin Bryant. 650-851-6790, kbryant@

City & Towns

Town Attorney: Jean Savaree. 650-5933117.

Woodside Architectural and Site County Center, Redwood City 94063. • 911 (emergency); 650-363-4911 Review Board

Deputy Town Manager/Town Engineer: Paul Nagengast. 650-851-6790,

The Woodside Architectural and Site Review Board meets at 4:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month at Independence Hall, Woodside and Whiskey Hill roads, Woodside. Staff contact: Town Clerk, 650-851-6790.

Town Clerk: Janet Koelsch. 650-851-6790, Planning Director: Jackie Young. 650-8516790,

Woodside planning commissioners


Other Woodside committees Arts & Cultural Committee Audit Committee

Karen Rongey-Conner District 1. Term ends February 2016.

Circulation Committee

Marilyn Voelke District 2. Term ends February 2015.

History Committee

Grant Huberty District 3. Term ends February 2018.

Livestock and Equestrian Heritage Committee

Adolph Rosekrans District 4. Term ends February 2018.

Open Space Committee

Aydan Kutay District 5. Term ends February 2016.

Recreation Committee

Elizabeth L. Hobson District 6. Term ends February 2015. Suzanne Muller District 7. Term ends February 2016. The Planning Commission’s regular meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Independence Hall, Woodside and Whiskey Hill roads, Woodside. 650-851-6790.

Emergency Preparedness Committee

Public Safety Committee

Sustainability and Conservation Committee Trails Committee Staff contact: Town Clerk, 650-851-6790.

Woodside fire service Fire protection and enforcement of codes are provided by the Woodside Fire Protection District. See Public Officials section for more information. • 911 (emergency); 650-851-1594 (non-emergency) • Woodside garbage and curbside recycling service Run by GreenWaste Recovery. Administrative address: 1500 Berger Drive, San Jose 95112. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • Customer service line: 650-568-9900, 408-283-4800. Woodside Library 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. Mon-Thu 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. • 650-851-0147 • Friends of the Woodside Library • 650-851-0147 Woodside branch of Redwood City Post Office 2995 Woodside Road #200, Woodside. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • 800-275-8777 •

Woodside town services Woodside police services Provided by San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office under contract. Hall of Justice and Records, 400

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State government State Senate Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) District 13. Term expires 2016. First elected to this office in 2012. District office: 1528 S. El Camino Real, Ste. 303, San Mateo 94402 • 650-212-3313 •

State Assembly Rich Gordon (D-Menlo Park) District 24. Term expires 2014. First elected to this office in 2010. District office: 5050 El Camino Real, Ste. 117, Los Altos 94022 • 650-691-2121 •

San Mateo County government County administrative offices 400 County Center (entrance at corner of Hamilton Avenue and Bradford Street), Redwood City 94063 County’s 2013-14 operating budget: $2.2 billion • 650-363-4000 •

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Dave Pine District 1. 650-363-4571. Term ends January 2017. 58 • Info Menlo Park

Carole Groom District 2. 650-363-4568. Term ends January 2019. Don Horsley District 3. 650-363-4569. Term ends January 2019. Warren Slocum District 4. 650-363-4570. Term ends January 2017. Adrienne Tissier District 5. 650-363-4572. Term ends January 2017. The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors holds meetings at 9 a.m. on scheduled Tuesdays in the board chambers, Hall of Justice and Records, 400 County Center, at the corner of Bradford and Hamilton streets, Redwood City. Board agenda and supporting items are posted on the website on the Thursday before the board’s Tuesday meetings. • 650-363-4653 •

County Planning Commission 455 County Center, Redwood City 94063 • 650-363-1859 • Commission members: Steve Dworetzky, Frederick Hansson, Zoe Kersteen-Tucker, Manuel Ramirez, Laurie Simonson. Commission secretary: Heather Hardy Planning and Building Department Director: Jim Eggemeyer The San Mateo County Planning Commission generally meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 9 a.m. in the Supervisors Chambers, Hall of Justice and Records, 400 County Center, Redwood City.

101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City 94065-1064 • 650-802-5300 • Board members: Beverly Gerard, president; Jim Cannon, vice president; Susan Alvaro; Hector Camacho Jr.; Rod Hsiao; Ted Lempert; Joe Ross. County Superintendent: Anne E. Campbell County Office of Education staff: Marcia Serpa-Garcia, Nancy Magee The Board of Education meets on scheduled Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the County Office of Education, 101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City. See website for specific dates.

Other elected county officers Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder: Mark Church. 650-363-4500. Tax Collector-Treasurer: Sandie Arnott. 650-363-4142 (Tax Collector), 650-3634580, option #2 (Treasurer Division). Controller: Bob Adler. 650-363-4777. Sheriff: Greg Munks. Administration: 650-599-1664; non-emergency dispatch: 650-363-4911. District Attorney: Stephen Wagstaffe. 650-363-4636. Coroner: Robert J. Foucrault. 650-3125562.

Human Resources Department: Donna Vaillancourt, director. 650-363-4343. Human Services Agency: Iliana Rodriguez, director. 650-802-7500. Planning and Building Department: Jim Eggemeyer, director. 650-363-4161 for planning; 650-599-7311 for building. Probation Department: John T. Keene Jr., chief probation officer. 650-312-8873. Public Works Department: James C. Porter, director. 650-363-4100. San Mateo Medical Center: Dr. Susan Ehrlich, chief executive officer. 650-5732222. Superior Court: John Fitton, court executive officer/jury commissioner. 650363-4766.

Town of Atherton Town Hall 91 Ashfield Road, Atherton 94027 2014-15 town operating and capital budget: $11.46 million • 650-752-0500 •

Atherton council members Cary Wiest mayor. 650-357-7122. Term ends November 2016. Rick DeGolia 650-793-2800, rdegolia@ Term ends November 2014. Elizabeth Lewis 650-533-8830, elewis@ Term ends November 2016. Bill Widmer 650-853-8408, bwidmer@ Term ends November 2014. The Atherton City Council’s regular meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month and start at 7 p.m. at the Town Council Chambers, 94 Ashfield Road at Dinkelspiel/Station Lane, Atherton. 650-752-0529.

Atherton town staff City Manager: George Rodericks. 650-752-0504. City Clerk: Theresa DellaSanta. 650-752-0529.

Other county officers & services

Police Chief: Ed Flint. 650-752-0508.

County Manager: John L. Maltbie. 650-363-4123.

City of Menlo Park

County Counsel: John Beiers. 650-363-4250. Health System: Jean Fraser, chief. 650-573-2582. Housing Department: Duane Bay, director. 650-802-5050.

City Hall 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park 94025 2014-15 general fund budget: $72.1 million • 650-330-6600 • •


Menlo Park City Council members Ray Mueller mayor 2014. 650-776-6995. Term ends November 2016. Catherine Carlton vice mayor 2014. 650575-4523. Term ends November 2016. Rich Cline 650-207-1677. Term ends November 2014. Kirsten Keith 650-308-4618. Term ends November 2014. Peter Ohtaki 650-328-0300. Term ends November 2014. The Menlo Park City Council’s regular meetings are on Tuesdays, starting at 7 p.m. Meetings are broadcast live on Channel 26 and via the Internet at the city’s website, Agendas, minutes and staff reports are also posted on the website. It also contains general information about the city as well as links to the police department, library and recreation center.

Menlo Park city staff City Manager: Alex McIntyre. 650-3306610,

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Public Officials

• 650-851-6790 •

Woodside council members Dave Burow mayor. District 5. 650-3640697. Term ends November 2015. Deborah Gordon District 2. 650-851-1642. Term ends November 2017. Anne Kasten District 6, 650-867-5002. Term ends November 2017. Peter Mason District 7. 650-851-8818. Term ends November 2015. Ron Romines District 1. 650-851-8475, Term ends November 2015. Tom Shanahan District 3. 650-561-2238, Term ends November 2015. Dave Tanner District 4. 650-851-4918, Term ends November 2017. Send all correspondence to Town Hall. The Town Council’s regular meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Independence Hall, Woodside and Whiskey Hill roads, Woodside. 650-8516790. Agenda hotline: 650-306-0327.

765 Portola Road, Portola Valley 94028 Weekday hours: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. 2014-15 town operating budget: $6.5 million • 650-851-1701 • •

Portola Valley Town Council John Richards mayor. jrichards@ Term ends November 2017. Jeff Aalfs Term ends November 2015. Maryann Moise Derwin mderwin@ Term ends November 2017. Craig Hughes Term ends November 2017. Ann Wengert awengert@portolavalley. net. Term ends November 2015. The Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the Historic Schoolhouse at Town Center, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

Portola Valley town staff Town Manager: Nick Pegueros. Ext. 215

Town of Woodside Town Hall 2955 Woodside Road, P.O. Box 620005, Woodside 94062. 2014-15 town operating budget: $6 million

Meets third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at district headquarters, 300 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-329-9266.

Woodside town staff Town Manager/Finance Director: Kevin Bryant. 650-851-1594, kbryant@

Menlo Park Fire Protection District 170 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park 94025 • All emergencies, call 911; business: 650-688-8400, Mon-Thu 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fire Prevention Bureau: 650688-8425 • Fire Chief: Harold Schapelhouman. Interim fire chief: Douglas Sporleder. 2014-15 operations budget: $37.7 million Fire stations: 300 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park; 2290 University Ave., East Palo Alto; 32 Almendral Ave., Atherton; 3322 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park; 4101 Fair Oaks Ave., Menlo Park; 700 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park; 1467 Chilco St., Menlo Park. Board of Directors Rex Ianson president. rexfordi@menlofire. org. Term ends November 2017. Virgina Chang Kiraly vice president. Term ends November 2015. Peter Carpenter director. pcarpenter@ Term ends November 2017. Chuck Bernstein director. cbernstein@ Term ends November 2017. Rob Silano director. roberts@menlofire. org. Term ends November 2015.

Woodside Fire Protection District Headquarters station: 3111 Woodside Road, Woodside 94062 • Emergencies: Call 911; business: 650851-1594 • Fire Chief: Dan Ghiorso 2014-15 budget: $14.3 million Fire stations: Headquarters: 3111 Woodside Road, Woodside; 650-8511594. 135 Portola Road, Portola Valley; 650-851-1626. 4091 Jefferson Ave., unincorporated San Mateo County; 650368-2155. Board of Directors Patrick Cain, John Gardner, Matt Miller. Meets the last Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Woodside fire station, 3111 Woodside Road, Woodside. 650851-1594. To contact one of the board members, email

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Skylonda Fire Station: 17290 Skyline Blvd., Woodside. Covers unincorporated areas of San Mateo County from Kings Mountain Road to Alpine Road, and west to Pescadero. • Emergencies: 911; business: 650-851-1860.

Special districts Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District District address: 330 Distel Circle, Los Altos, CA 94022 • 650-691-1200 • Stephen Abbors general manager. 2014-15 total budget: $43.9 million Board meets second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. in the district office. Board of directors has seven members representing five wards in Santa Clara County and two wards in San Mateo County.

San Mateo County Community College District 3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo 94402 • 650-574-6550 • Chancellor Ron Galatolo. Board of Trustees generally meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays at the district office board room. Contact board members through the district office. • The district’s mission is to improve the health of district residents by enhancing access to care and promoting wellness in Redwood City, Menlo Park, Woodside, Atherton, Portola Valley, Belmont, San Carlos and parts of San Mateo and Foster City. The Board meets on the first Wednesday of even-numbered months at 4:30 p.m. in the Conference Room, 525 Veterans Blvd. in Redwood City. 2014-15 budget: $13.1 million Board of Directors Jerry Shefren president. gshefren@ Term ends 2014. Art Faro vice-president. Term ends 2014. Katie Kane secretary/treasurer. kkane@ Term ends 2016. Kim Griffin director. pedihearts@ Term ends 2016. Jack Hickey director. jhickey@ Term ends 2014.

Water districts Los Trancos County Water District 162 Los Trancos Circle, Portola Valley, 94028. Visit to find the names and phone numbers of board members. The board meets in the Buckeye Room of the Portola Valley Town Center, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley, at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month except August.

West Bay Sanitary District 500 Laurel St., Menlo Park 94025. • 650-321-0384 • • Meets second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at district offices, 500 Laurel St., Menlo Park. District staff: Phil Scott, district manager. Board of Directors Ronald Shepherd president. Term ends 2015. David Walker secretary. Term ends 2015. Fran Dehn member. Term ends 2015. Edward P. Moritz member, treasurer. Term ends 2017. Roy Thiele-Sardiña member. Term ends 2017. All board members can be contacted at

Sequoia Healthcare District 525 Veterans Blvd., Redwood City 94062. 650-421-2155. • lmichelson@ Info Menlo Park • 59



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Portola Valley, town of, 55, 59

Water districts, 59

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Portola Valley School District, 37

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