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Inspiring gift ideas for the 2015 holiday season produced by the Palo Alto Weekly, The Almanac and Mountain View Voice

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INTENTIO — A different kind of gym As we merge into the winter season it is important to eat the produce that is at its peak during this season. Eating local and seasonally assures that you get the most nutritional benefit in exchange for your precious dollars and calorie allowance. At INTENTIO, we love to help our clients make significant and enjoyable transformations. If you would like to rise above your history of trying repeated diets, losing your youthful strength or a health decline through getting lost in your work and family demands, let us know what your INTENTION is and we will create the right plan for your body type and lifestyle. Produce Broccoli

Most prominent nutrients Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and fiber

Cut this chart out and put it on your fridge as a reminder of what is available to you during this winter season. Give us a try by taking a small “bite” of our services! Find out more at www.intentio.com or call us at 650-963-9888. Ask about our End of Year Special and New Year Programs!

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How it helps you

Try it this way – our favorite ways to prepare and enjoy

Detox and muscle building

Steam very lightly, then roast in oven for 10 min. with pumpkin seeds, olive oil and finish with sea salt

Winter Squash Beta Carotene, Omega-3 and folate

Reduces inflammation from stress and exercise

Cut into bite-size cubes and add to chili

Pomegranate

Antioxidants, plus minerals like calcium and zinc

Post-workout recovery

Cut in half, then squeeze each half so the seeds fall out. Add them to your salsa or guacamole, or put them in a strainer and use your fingers to squeeze the juice out. Add this juice to your water for electrolyte balance.

Cranberries

Vitamins C, K and fiber Inhibits bacteria, and proanthocyanidins inflammation and acid production

Mix unsweetened cranberry juice into your holiday cocktail, or saute in a pan with chicken breasts by combining mashed whole cranberries and coconut milk, and saute in a covered pan with chicken breasts.

Custom Closets Built Around Your Life Closet Factory closet systems are built with you in mind along every step of our design and build process. Whether you are looking for more bedroom space, an organized home office, or an attractive living room entertainment center; our closet system solutions are built specifically to your needs, desires, and budget. Free In-Home Design Consultations Each of our jobs start with an in-home visit from one of our highly trained closet designers who will measure your space and work with you to design a closet you love. Our designers are experts at creating additional garage space, convenient guest rooms, and so much more. However you would like to makeover your living space, we want to help! Quality Manufacturing As soon as you have approved the ideal design for your home, our craftsmen go to work; using only the best quality materials to craft each part of your custom design. From cutting to finishing to assembly to inspection, everything is done with the utmost care to ensure quality, specificity, and cleanliness.

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Quick and Easy Installation The final step is a quick, clean installation of your immaculate new dream closet, garage, home office, entertainment center, pantry, laundry room, or other unit. The building is all done in our factory, so there will be no unnecessary cutting, sanding, or other messy construction in your home. And the installation is always completed within one or a few days! We look forward to meeting you and designing the perfect closet system to improve your quality of life. Remember, the entire Closet Factory team is never more than a phone call away and we are happy to receive any last minute questions or concerns. - Uri Rosenberg, CEO Closet Factory San Francisco Bay Area CLOSET FACTORY 9am to 5pm Monday thru Friday, Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday and evenings by appointment 1000B Commercial St, San Carlos 650-542-7120 www.closetfactory.com


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Stanford Continuing Studies offers a broad range of on-campus and online courses in liberal arts & sciences, creative writing, and professional & personal development. Courses are taught by notable Stanford faculty, experienced professionals, and leaders in their fields. All adults are welcome to attend.

Winter Registration Opens November 30. Most Classes Begin the Week of January 11. For more information, please visit: continuingstudies.stanford.edu Holiday Guide 2015 7


Donate Over the Holidays for Free Appliance Delivery At Meyer Appliances’ Families First special tablished in 1946-Meyer Appliance moved into event, folks who donate either food or toys will their new home in Mountain View in 2012. Havreceive FREE DELIVERY on any Meyer appliance ing been fortunate enough to have many faiththroughout the holidays. So stop by and shop for ful customers that stayed with them and allowed your new cabinets them to grow into or refrigerator, while their beautiful new showroom. Meyer helping those less MEYER’S SPECIAL EVENT would like to extend fortunate in their their good fortutime of need. nate to those who Not sure if a Meyneed it the most. er Appliance is perPlease stop by the fect for your home? DONATE FOOD and/or TOYS new Meyer AppliNo problem! They ance showroom at are happy to go to Receive Free Delivery of your Meyer Appliance 861 East El Camino your home at no throughout the Holidays in Mountain View charge to make sure with your donation that your desired appliance will fit in your space. As a service based of food and/or toys, which Meyer will deliver to company, Meyer takes their relationships with less fortunate individuals while offering you free their customers very seriously. delivery on any of their appliances. In addition to their expertise in appliances, Meyer also has an award-winning staff of design861 East El Camino ers and crafts people to help with your kitchen or Mountain View bathroom remodeling project. A third generation, family owned business es1.800.540.8318

Ronald McDonald House® at Stanford Keeping Families Close Alex Walter was born suffering from pulmonary altresia, a congenital heart defect. Since that day 17 years ago Alex has not known a single day free from needles, medication, or scars. After 11 years of treatment and six surgeries, Alex received a new heart and he and his family were hopeful for a healthier future. Then one year ago, Alex was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma—a form of muscle cancer. As of today, he had endured just half of the prescribed 48 weeks of chemotherapy. The ongoing treatments are grueling and complicated, and come with terrible side effects such as hair loss, vomiting, and exhaustion. Throughout all of this, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford has been there to offer love and support for Alex and his family. While Alex’s family circumstances are uncommon and complex compared to most, every night at the House there are 46 additional families managing equally challenging conditions. Last night, there were three families with children waiting for new hearts and four other families with children recovering from recent heart transplants. There were eight families with children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for conditions such as premature birth and gatroschisis. Ten additional families were here with children whose heart conditions require surgery. Five

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additional families have children awaiting liver transplants and six more families were here with children who recently received stem cell transplants to fight cancer. Every one of our 47 families has left the comfort and security of their home and community and traveled to Palo Alto to pursue the best medical care available for their child’s critical illness. Pediatric medical procedures are often difficult and complex, and many families stay with us for extended periods of time—some for more than a year. Families often come to us worried and fearful, but something magical happens when they arrive. At the House, families become part of a special community created to keep families close—to each other and the hospital. Siblings such as Alex and his brother Ryan ride bikes and play hoops together. Families gather to play games or read books and friendships are formed due to common circumstances. These moments provide much needed relief from the hospital, doctors, and medical concerns. Families come to the House to wash their clothes, enjoy a hot meal or cup of coffee, and get much-needed sleep. But they come away with so much more—the comfort and care that only a Ronald McDonald House community can provide. Together, families celebrate birthdays, good medical outcomes, and countless other milestones with the ones they love, filling our House with laughter and sounds of kids being kids and new friends inspiring each other. Families are grateful for being together at this extraordinary place they call home. Learn more at: www.rmhstanford.org


It’s not just the tree that sparkles this season...

Visit Ceci Wong’s for gifts that dazzle!

611 Santa Cruz Avenue 650.322.2811 | worldofceciwong.com We’ll pay the taxes on your purchases during the holidays* when you bring in this ad. *Through December 24, 2015.

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Ceci Wong’s Invites You to Stop by During the Holidays Happy Holidays! This marks the first full year that my jewelry store that carries my name, Ceci Wong, has been in Menlo Park. My daughter Chloe and I are excited to be part of the community. Earlier this year, we hosted the official grand opening of the store. The event brought out a number of the local “who’s who”, including Menlo Park Mayor Catherine Carlton and Menlo Park City Council members, as well as new and loyal customers who wanted to share in the excitement. We would also like to thank the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce and Jim Cogan, economic development manager with the City of Menlo Park, for making it a success. We have welcomed some extraordinary jewelers to the store, including jade expert David Lin. We are proud to carry the Bay Area’s largest collection of A-grade Burmese jadeite pieces by David Lin. We look forward to hosting more special events in 2016, including one featuring worldrenowned jeweler Paula Crevoshay. The store carries the best-known lines of bridal jewelry such as Tacori, Caro74, and Bench-

mark rings. We also feature some harder-to-find pieces by Alishan, A & Furst, and Mimi So. In addition I was delighted to design new pieces and redesign other jewelry pieces from their past for a few of our customers this year. The launch of the Oris Marine Force Recon GMT watch was a highlight of the year. The watch is designed to meet the exacting standards of Marine Force Recon – a special operations command unit. We’ve been involved with Oris and the Marine Corps in developing the Force Recon GMT since the project was conceived two years ago. Ceci Wong is also the proud sponsor of the Sharks upcoming 25th anniversary gala to benefit the Sharks Foundation. Come in and find out more about it. If you haven’t had a chance to visit, please come by the store. You will find internationally known lines of jewelry and a collector’s dream of top-of-the line limited production Swiss timepieces. 611 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park (650) 322-2811 | worldofceciwong.com

Stanford Continuing Studies: Winter Registration Opens November 30 Stanford Continuing Studies invites you to join our open learning community. Each year, more than 15,000 lifelong learners take our on-campus and online courses in Liberal Arts & Sciences, Creative

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Writing, and Professional & Personal Development. We have no formal application process, and all adults are welcome to attend. We are here to help you nourish your mind in the company of Stanford instructors and your fellow students. Featured Winter Courses: The Science of Willpower and Change (Online), The Geology and Wines of California and France (Online), Stanford Saturday University, The Voices of Opera, How to Build Successful Startups: Learn Lessons Straight from Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs, and Design Execution: Bringing Ideas to Life. Winter registration opens November 30 and most classes begin the week of January 11. To view the entire course catalogue, please visit: continuingstudies.stanford.edu.


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Come Experience the Holidays Family-owned and operated by Mercedes and Juan Navarro, Ladera Garden and Gifts has been located at Ladera Country Shopper for over 30 years. At this full-service nursery, there is a huge selection of outdoor plants and trees. For indoors, choose from an amazing array of orchids, bromeliads or ask Mercedes to create you a stunning bouquet from the selection of cut flowers. Discover whimsical and colorful garden art throughout the nursery and gift shop. Experience beauty and excitement at our Almanac Readers’ Choice 2015 award-winning Nursery and Florist. Mercedes, co-owner, attributes the popularity of her business to a combination of variety of plants and gifts, excellent service and hardworking employees with good attitudes. In 2006, the Garden Center expanded to include a gift shop filled with treasures. The store’s appeal may also have something to do with the continuous influx of new items. Our selection is always changing, and, like favorite mementos from your life, each item has a story worth sharing. From California soaps and hand lotions, hand blown glassware from Vermont, Italian flatware and ceramic pots, French table

linens, baby gifts and Jellycat stuffed - you’ll find something for everyone, from children to parents. And when you need entertaining essentials, we’re your one-stop shop - whether you’re hosting a holiday or a very personal special occasion. All gift purchases include complimentary gift wrapping. Our high-quality, original items are a great value. Choose from eye-catching, trend-setting home accents, an awe-inspiring array of holiday merchandise and much more. It’s much more than a nursery and gift center- it’s a community hub! A place to hang out and catch up on news with Juan and Mercedes as well as your neighborhood friends! Ladera Garden & Gifts 3130 Alpine Road, Portola Valley (650) 854-3850

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What makes a gift special? It can reflect the discriminating taste of the giver or the recipient. It can come from a special geographic location. Or, it is absolutely unusual. Or, it just tastes crazy good. Do your holiday shopping at The Half Moon Bay Wine & Cheese Company and you can find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, even dogs! In addition to the amazing wines, there are wonderful cheeses, gourmet snacks and terrific party accessories! The most special gift is rare and hard to find, so be sure you pick one of Clos de la Tech’s ultra-exclusive, hand-crafted Pinot Noirs. It’s the goal of Clos de la Tech’s founder, TJ Rodgers, to make the best Pinot Noir in the New World. The grapes are grown in the classic Burgundian low-yield tradition in the winery’s steep, misty vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains. As CEO of Cypress Semiconductor, TJ brings a wealth of cutting-edge technology to analyzing and perfecting all the complex chemistry behind a world-class Pinot Noir. You can find all of Clos de la Tech’s wines

from the 2009 vintage, some complex and demanding, some smooth and elegant, at The Half Moon Wine & Cheese Company. The tasting bar awaits, along with exotic cheeses, lavish picnic gift baskets, an array of wine and cheese accessories, and even dog beds crafted from real wine barrels! Make The Half Moon Bay Wine & Cheese Company your go-to holiday shopping destination this year!

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If you are looking for an intense, effective, heart-pumping group fitness workout, then a boxing or kickboxing class may be just the thing. TITLE Boxing Club recently opened in Mountain View, offering classes 7 days a week. There is no fighting involved; “We box to get fit, not hit.” The Power Hour workout combines cardio and boxing exercises into one incredibly effective sweat session that can burn up to 1,000 calories while you build strength, flexibility, stamina, and confidence, ending with 15 minutes of core work. 30-minute and 75-minute sessions are also offered. It’s a great way to get in shape for adults of all ages; children age 8 and up can attend with a parent. The best way to find out whether it’s for you is to give it a try! Call (650) 963-9111 to reserve a spot in your first class for FREE! Bring a friend! TITLE Boxing Club 157 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View (650) 963-9111 mountainview.titleboxingclub.com


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When the wine has to be special, make it Clos de la Tech When you entertain, you want your guests to know you have chosen a wine that is rare, exquisitely crafted, and out-of-the ordinary. When you give a gift, it should reflect your sense of place and the adventure in your soul. Look no further than Clos de la Tech’s world class Pinot Noirs! Our wines range from the complex and demanding to the smooth and elegant. All of our wines are locally grown, using classic Burgundian viticulture and winemaking with Silicon Valley tech know-how. For the wine-lovers on your list, amaze them with Clos de la Tech, available online at closdelatech.com or come to our Tasting Room at The Half Moon Bay Wine & Cheese Company.

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The joy can be all yours this season... Draeger’s Market puts joy in the holiday season by satisfying an array of shopping needs under one roof– from the finest in prepared and fresh foods to wine, flowers, mouth-watering desserts, freshly baked breads, gift baskets, exquisite table linens, fine utensils and serving-ware. Hosting a party? Draeger’s catering can bring the spirit of the season to any special event from six to 2,000 guests. Professional chefs prepare foods in the store’s local kitchens using premium grade ingredients. Their techniques and presentation ensure that your buffet not only looks beautiful, but satisfies the tastes of even the most discerning guests. Going to a party? Draeger’s HOME Department features many options for hostess gifts, including unique ornaments and holiday decor. The market also offers a wide range of gift baskets containing tasty gourmet treats, as well as an extensive wine collection that features 2,000 of the world’s finest domestic and imported varieties. Draeger’s Market www.draegers.com

Home is the Heart of the Holidays! Dear friends, clients and neighbors... Thank you for entrusting me with your greatest asset — your home. I am thankful for your referrals, your business and your friendship. May you and your families share many warm holiday memories this season!

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Celebrating the spirit of the season with the finest in catering, fresh foods, wine, gift baskets and tableware.

Draeger’s Mini Quiches (arranged on Vietri Platter available from Draeger’s HOME Dept.)

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Quality Custom Picture Framing and Mirrors

SHELLY POTVIN 650.303.7501 Spotvin@cbnorcal.com ShellyPotvin.com

Facebook.com/ShellyPotvinRealtor #1 Listing Agent, CB Los Altos, 2014

With over 40 years experience in the picture framing industry, Great American Framing Company provide design expertise and friendly customer service to help you select the perfect design for any custom picture framing project. Using only the finest museum quality materials, we specialize in unique creations for the home, corporate office or academic setting, including custom mirrors. All work is completed on site, and in a timely manner. A part of downtown Palo Alto for many years, we are excited to announce our new location in lovely Barron Park, where we will continue to be proud partners of the local community. Open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 6:00. Closed Sundays and major holidays.

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There’s no place like MacArthur Park for the holidays. Christmas Eve Dinner 4 – 8pm Christmas Day Lunch 11 – 2pm Christmas Day Dinner 4 – 8pm $49.95 Adults, $27 Kids 5-12, kids under 5 free. Space is limited - reservations required.

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Downtown Palo Alto 728 Emerson Street, Palo Alto 650.644.3474 Downtown Menlo Park 640 Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park 650.847.1141

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Hassle-free holiday Our Thanksgiving Feast comes with everything you need! Party Pans are available 11/16-11/27 for delivery or pick up. Call us or visit our website for details. A Thanksgiving Day menu is available on Nov. 26 for dine-in guests and takeout orders. Holiday Parties & Catering for the Seasons’ Celebrations Buca di Beppo takes the hassle out of holiday planning. Whether it’s a merry gathering between friends and family or a festive celebration for the entire office, Buca can accommodate just about any size event or budget. Party Pans are available for pick-up or delivery. And don’t forget, gift cards make great stocking stuffers! Make your holiday season one to remember and give Buca a jingle today.

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Happy Holidays We want to extend our wishes for a wonderful holiday season May joy, peace and prosperity be yours this season and through out the new year. There is no time like the holidays to express our sincere gratitude to our clients for their loyal business.

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Happy Holidays We want to extend our wishes for a wonderful holiday season May joy, peace and prosperity be yours this season and through out the new year. There is no time like the holidays to express our sincere gratitude to our clients for their loyal business.

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Happy Holidays We want to extend our wishes for a wonderful holiday season May joy, peace and prosperity be yours this season and through out the new year. There is no time like the holidays to express our sincere gratitude to our clients for their loyal business.

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DORA THODARSON

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Experience the Holidays Cal Ave Style Gray Matters At Abbey Neurolearning Center BRIGHT TOYS. BRIGHT MINDS. BRIGHT IDEAS.

Toys to engage the brain to build cognitive skills for ages 0 to 99: • educational games • logic puzzles rƂFIGVVQQNUCPFVQ[U

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Holiday Sale Shoes, apparel and more

Find a great gift for your favorite runner. Spend $75 and get a free café drink

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Mention this ad. Discount may not exceed $5. Expires 12/23/15

330 S. California Ave. | Palo Alto (650) 600-8892 | graymattertoys.com

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429 S. California Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94306 650-325-2048 www.zombierunner.com


Happy

Holidays!

from Terri Couture

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Choreography by Karen Gabay “A family-friendly, fresh interpretation of an old tale.” –San Jose Mercury News

DECEMBER DECEMBER 12-27, 2015 12-27, 2015 TICKETS START at $25

Call 408.288.2800

Silicon Valley Ballet is the new name of Ballet San Jose

SAN JOSE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Supported, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose.

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Something Creative for Everyone Whether you’re looking for tradi- in-house, and they offer the largest tional art supplies, photo & ready- selection of frames in the Bay Area. made frames, custom In May of 2014 University Art framing, or fun gift opened a new store in beautiful ideas, University Art Redwood City. Their Center is your one-stop new Art Center on the shop. In addition El Camino is spacious, to art supplies and airy and chock-full of framing, they carry a the same amazing whole array of memart supplies, frames, custom framing and ory-making supplies, unique gifts they’ve journals, stationery, been famous for for and hard-to-find gifts. UArt has been providing the Bay Area over 65 years. If it’s creative – it’s at UArt! University Art Center with top quality framing for over 2550 El Camino Real, Redwood City 65 years. Their frame designers are 650-328-3500 highly experienced, friendly and prowww.universityart.com fessional, all custom framing is done

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– through December 24th –

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If it’s holiday... it’s here!

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Canvas, Brushes, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, and much, much more... Create Your Holiday at UArt!

University Art UArt Redwood City 2550 El Camino Real 650-328-3500 Also in San Jose and Sacramento 32 Holiday Guide 2015

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM SAM’S! Voted “Best Seafood” by Palo Alto Weekly Reader’s Choice Awards, 2014-2015

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Mon. – Wed. during Happy Hour *

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Tuesdays (20% off Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Stanford, Atherton) *

Ladies Night

Thursdays (plus music!)

Visit website for offer details

185 University Avenue, Palo Alto 650.614.1177 34 Holiday Guide 2015

Samschowderhouse.com


Downtown Palo Alto Dining

Happy Holidays

OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE NEW YEARS EVE NEW YEARS DAY

BUY 3 DINNERS

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(650) 462-5903 Family owned and operated for 21 years

2015

Fax (650) 462-1433

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Celebrating Our 90th Diamond Anniversary The Cardinal Hotel is both an historic, iconic landmark and a vibrant, modern hotel Recent renovation has transformed the hallways and guest rooms Now the oldest hotel in Palo Alto PZVULVMP[ZĂ&#x201E;ULZ[ Stay with us and enjoy a blend of old world elegance HUKĂ&#x201E;ULHJJVTTVKH[PVUZ

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BEST OF

2015

VOTED “BEST HAIR SALON” AND “BEST MEN’S SALON” FOR NINE YEARS IN A ROW!

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650.324.2007 www.hairintl.com | hairintlpaloalto@gmail.com Holiday Guide 2015 37


Thank you to all our friends and donors and happy holidays to all. Children’s Health Council in Palo Alto has been serving children, youth and teens in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties as well as the greater San Francisco Bay Area for over 60 years. We believe in the promise and potential of every child and teen and provide personalized services that include evaluation, therapy and learning. CHC’s goal is to remove social emotional and learning barriers, helping children and teens become resilient, happy and successful at home, at school and in life. At CHC, we specialize in ADHD, Learning Differences, Anxiety & Depression and Autism with our Center, two schools, Community Clinic and Parent and Teacher Education and we serve kids regardless

of language, location or ability to pay. We are laser focused on providing more financial aid for more kids, increasing our impact on families in Ravenswood through our partnerships with Ravenswood City School District, Eastside College Prep School and Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula and addressing the serious issue of teen anxiety in our community. No matter how big or how small the concern, just call us and we’ll help navigate your child or teen’s journey together. Visit our website at www.chconline. org or call us at 650.688.3625. At CHC, we’re here for you. En CHC, estamos aqui para ti. 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304 (650) 688-3625 www.chconline.com

Shady Lane… Voted Best Gift Shop in Menlo Park and Hall of Fame in Palo Alto! As local artisans, we opened Shady Lane over 38 years ago to showcase our own creations. We now offer an ever-growing array of artisandesigned gifts and jewelry featuring local, but expanding our selection to international, artisans. We are proud to offer hand-selected gifts at all price points for everyone on your list. At Shady Lane you can browse art glass, ceramics, jewelry (including a large selection of one-ofa-kind artisan designs), woodworking, textile art, Native American fetish carvings, and breathtaking specimen rocks and minerals. You can even discuss many of these unique treasures with the artisans themselves, many of whom help in the store. Also, we haven’t forgotten the children with our great selection of one-dollar rocks. We are deeply thankful to our customers who have shared their delight in the Shady Lane experience. Our stellar Yelp reviews and being voted BEST in 3 categories (Jewelry, 38 Holiday Guide 2015

Boutique, and Gifts) 5 years in a row in Best of Palo Alto, and thus being inducted into the Palo Alto Hall of Fame, are examples of excellent customer support. Please visit our NEW website to see the breadth and beauty of our wonderful offerings, and visit our store to see why we are truly better than ever! We have recently moved from University Avenue in Palo Alto to Sharon Heights Shopping Center in Menlo Park, and we couldn’t be happier with our new location. We are in a beautiful, light-filled, standalone, octagonal building next to Starbucks. Complimentary gift wrapping is always offered. Shady Lane 650.321.1099 shadylanegallery.com Facebook.com/shadylanegallery instagram.com/shadylanegifts


At CHC, we’re here for our community. We’re helping more We’re ensuring more kids and families kids become resilient, get the help they need happy and successful at home, at school regardless of cost. and in life.

And we’re just beginning a new program to address teen anxiety and depression.

more financial aid

helping Ravenswood kids and families

help for stressed out teens

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Happy holidays and thank you to all our friends and families.

Children’s Health Council 650 Clark Way • Palo Alto, CA 94304 • 650.326.5530 • www.chconline.org

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