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A local resource guide published by the Almanac

by the numbers | arts & entertainment | seniors | open spaces | kids | education community services | city & towns | public officials | www.AlmanacNews.com


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Sellers & Buyers for 34 years Woodside Menlo Park Portola Valley Atherton Palo Alto Los Altos Hills Redwood City Los Altos DEALS TO DATE 2016 Closed Escrow: Atherton $10,500,000 (off market, *together) Atherton $6,650,000 (*off market) Woodside $3,300,000 (off market) Menlo Park $3,000,000 (on MLS) Redwood City $2,250,000 (off market) San Francisco $1,795,000 (Lumina Towers) Redwood City $1,600,000 (off market) Mountain View $875,000 (on MLS) For Sale: San Jose foothills $2,450,000 (on MLS, 31-acres) Coming this Fall:

Woodside $20,000,000 (off market 3.5 acres with views) Woodside $20,000,000+ (off market, 5+ acres with views) Buyers: Woodside $3,000,000 - $6,500,000 (great young couple with a baby) Barron Park or Menlo Park $1,500,000-$2,500,000 (another great couple with a baby!) Roy Cloud / Clifford School area $1,200,000-$1,600,000 (similar to the 2 above)

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Hope Parker leans at the edge of the stands, engrossed by the action at the Woodside Junior Rodeo on July 4th. Photo by Brenten Brandenburg

WELCOME TO INFO MENLO

Inside Note: All listings are in Menlo Park unless otherwise indicated.

It’s that time of year again. We’re excited to present the 20th annual Info Menlo, the Almanac’s resource guide for Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside and surrounding areas. Info Menlo offers curated information about the area’s government, schools, youth programs, recreational opportunities, and arts and entertainment hotspots — as well as resources for seniors and those in need. We’ve included ideas for personal enrichment and suggestions for where to turn for advice or help. This year, we’ve also added new features, including charts and maps, to help readers more easily access the information they need. As a source for the latest on local news, issues and culture, the Almanac strives to make Info Menlo a useful resource for the community. To that end, if you have suggestions or ideas for improvement, please send comments to amedina@AlmanacNews.com or editor@AlmanacNews.com. We look forward to hearing your feedback. Anna Medina

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Museums, galleries, nightlife

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SENIORS Activities, resources, housing

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OPEN SPACES Parks & open space preserves Recreation & sports facilities

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KIDS Preschools, childcare, activities

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EDUCATION Public and private K-12, higher education, enrichment

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COMMUNITY SERVICES Assistance, resources, social services Neighborhoods

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CITY & TOWNS City, county, regional contacts

Editor, Info Menlo On the cover: Children play at a Menlo Park block party. Photo by Brenten Brandenburg

BY THE NUMBERS Demographics, housing values, spending habits Historical milestones

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PUBLIC OFFICIALS Contact information


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BY THE

NUMBERS

A detailed look at Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Woodside

WHO’S LIVING HERE

ATHERTON

7,167

MENLO PARK

32,792

PORTOLA VALLEY

4,594

5,561

ATHERTON’S POPULATION

MENLO PARK’S POPULATION

PORTOLA VALLEY’S POPULATION

WOODSIDE’S POPULATION

MEN

51%

47.6

WOMEN

49%

MEDIAN AGE

84.1% HAVE A COLLEGE DEGREE

9.2% RENTERS

16.4% 90.8%

FOREIGN BORN

HOMEOWNERS

MEN

47.6%

38.1

WOMEN

52.4%

MEDIAN AGE

70.9% HAVE A COLLEGE DEGREE

44.1% RENTERS

23.2% 55.9%

FOREIGN BORN

HOMEOWNERS

WOODSIDE

MEN

49.2%

55

WOMEN

50.8%

MEDIAN AGE

78.6% HAVE A COLLEGE DEGREE

12%

FOREIGN BORN

15% RENTERS

85%

HOMEOWNERS

MEN

49.8%

49.5

WOMEN

50.2%

MEDIAN AGE

69.4% HAVE A COLLEGE DEGREE

14%

FOREIGN BORN

9.6% RENTERS

90.4%

HOMEOWNERS

HOUSING COSTS

ATHERTON

$6.36M

MENLO PARK

$2.04M

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$2.55M DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEDIAN HOME PRICES IN

2006

VS.

# OF HOMES YOU CAN BUY IN DES MOINE, IOWA, FOR THE PRICE OF ONE ATHERTON HOME

2016

54.4

PORTOLA VALLEY

$3.68M

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$93,000 DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEDIAN HOME PRICES IN

2006

VS.

# OF HOMES YOU CAN BUY IN DES MOINE, IOWA, FOR THE PRICE OF ONE MENLO PARK HOME

2016

17.43

$3.22M

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$99,000 DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEDIAN HOME PRICES IN

2006

VS.

# OF HOMES YOU CAN BUY IN DES MOINE, IOWA, FOR THE PRICE OF ONE PORTOLA VALLEY HOME

2016

31.45

Sources: Bay Area Census Bureau's 2014 American Community Survey, Area Vibes; Zillow Research, June 2016; City-Data; Town of Portola Valley

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WOODSIDE

MEDIAN HOME VALUE

$84,000 DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEDIAN HOME PRICES IN

2006

VS.

# OF HOMES YOU CAN BUY IN DES MOINE, IOWA, FOR THE PRICE OF ONE WOODSIDE HOME

2016

27.5


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THEATERS, MUSEUMS, NIGHTLIFE AND MORE

Visitors of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University take in Sam Francis’ “Red in Red,” left, Morris Louis’ “Pendulum,” back center, Gabriel Kohn’s “Heteroclitus,” front center, and Kenneth Noland’s “Rose, right, in one of the galleries. Photo by Veronica Weber

BOOKSTORES AND READINGS

OUTDOOR WILDERNESS LAB Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve Observe rare wildlife and learn about biological research while hiking through the 1,200-acre Japser Ridge Biological Preserve with a trained guide. The preserve, used as an outdoor lab by Stanford University, includes field stations for studying everything from global change to the Argentine ant invasion and is home to a 100-year-old dam, the lost town of Searsville, redwood forests, endangered species and carpets of wildflowers (during the spring). Tours last 2 to 2.5 hours and may be arranged Thursday through Sunday from October to May only. Meet at 4001 Sand Hill Road, Woodside. Free. Reservations must be made a week in advance. Book a tour: 650 851-6813 / jrbp.stanford.edu. 10 • Info Menlo www.AlmanacNews.com

Bell’s Books 536 Emerson St., Palo Alto

• Independent, family-owned • More than 300,000 new, used, rare and out-of-print titles • 650-323-7822 / bellsbooks.com Books Inc. 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto

• California chain since 1851 • New books, magazines, newspapers, toys and sale tables • 650-321-0600 (Palo Alto) / booksinc.net Feldman’s Books 1170 El Camino Real

DANCE VENUES Alberto’s Salsa Studio & Nightclub 736 W. Dana St., Mountain View

• World beat music, salsa, tango, live bands, dance lessons • 650-968-3007 / clubalbertos@gmail.com

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Contemporary adult and children’s literature Nonprofit Peninsula Arts & Letters literary events 650-324-4321 / orders@keplers.com / keplers.com

Stanford Bookstore 519 Lasuen Mall (White Plaza), Stanford

• General books; Stanford clothing and gifts, supplies, technology; and cafe • 650-329-1217 / stanford@bkstr.com / stanfordbookstore.com

• Mostly waltz, but also polka, one-step, swing, salsa, cha cha, lindy and tango • Lessons at 7 p.m.; dance party at 9 p.m. • 650-326-6265 / info@FridayNightWaltz. com / fridaynightwaltz.com

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Bay Area Country Dance Carriage House at Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton

The Patio 412 Emerson St., Palo Alto

• Karaoke nights on Tuesdays and

Wednesdays; DJ and dancing Thursdays

• Traditional English and American music through Saturdays and dance, with callers and live bands • 650-322-2575 / thepatiopa.com • bacds@bacds.org / bacds.org Stanford Quads Castle House Vintage Dance Palo Alto Masonic Lodge, 461 Florence St., Palo Alto

• Social dances as done from 1900 to

• Large selection of used books in all fields • • 650-326-5300 / abebooks.com • Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real

Friday Night Waltz First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto

1930; occasional lessons; live music by The Paul Price Society Orchestra. Dance party 4-6:30 p.m., the third Sunday of every month; castlehousevintagedance@gmail.com / castlehousevintagedance.com

Ecstatic Dance Palo Alto Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

• Drop-in group on Sundays, from 9 a.m. to noon; $15 to $20 sliding scale • ecstaticdance.org El Camino Reelers St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 4111 Alma St., Palo Alto

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One of the largest gay square dance clubs in the country Meets Tuesday and Wednesday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m. information@reelers.org / reelers.org

First Baptist Church,1100 Middle Ave. (location periodically changes)

• Square dancing for singles, couples and families • 650-948-4935 / info@stanfordquads.org / stanfordquads.org

Tuxedo Junction Cubberley Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road; Lucie Stern Ballroom, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

• Open dancing is offered every Wednes•

day (Lucie Stern); Friday and Saturday nights (Cubberley); Beginning and intermediate lessons available Phil Mast at 650-856-6991 / cubberleyballroom.com

LIVE MUSIC Cafe Borrone 1010 El Camino Real

• Outdoor seating and live jazz music on most Friday evenings • 650-327-0830 / cafeborrone.com


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Pioneer Saloon 2925 Woodside Road, Woodside

• A brothel and upscale restaurant from 1880 •

until the 1940s, the saloon now offers live music on the weekends; Casual, full bar 650-851-8487 / jennifer@pioneersaloon.com / pioneer-saloon.com

Rosewood Sand Hill Road 2825 Sand Hill Road

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Live jazz every Saturday, 7-11 p.m., in the hotel lounge 650-561-1500 / sandhill@rosewoodhotels.com / rosewoodhotels.com

Stanford Coffee House 459 Lagunita Dr., Tresidder Union, Stanford

• Occasional live music, jazz jams and open mic nights • 650-721-2262 / coho@stanford.edu/ coho.stanford.edu

GALLERIES/MUSEUMS Anderson Collection at Stanford University 314 Lomita Drive, Stanford

• Collection of 121 modern and con• •

temporary American paintings and sculpture; opened in 2014 Free; open Wed - Mon 11am - 5pm, Thurs until 8pm anderson.stanford.edu

Anderson Collection in Menlo Park Quadrus Conference Center, 2400 Sand Hill Road

• A large private collection of 20th-cen• •

tury art, including color field painting, California funk art, Bay Area figurative art and contemporary abstract painting Reservations required aacollection.com

Bryant Street Gallery 532 Bryant St., Palo Alto

• Emerging American artists as well as established names in the contemporary art world • bryantstreet.com Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford

• Twenty-four galleries of artwork drawn from • •

more than 40,000 objects from around the world; includes Rodin Sculpture Garden Free; open Wed - Mon 11am - 5pm, Thurs until 8pm museum.stanford.edu

Gallery House 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto

McMurtry Building 355 Roth Way, Stanford

• portolaartgallery.com

• Stanford University academic building •

featuring screening spaces, exhibition space, the Coulter Art Gallery, and the Art and Architecture Library arts.stanford.edu

Museum of American Heritage 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto

• Free exhibits on President Herbert Hoover and his wife, Lou Henry Hoover • Rotating exhibits of archival holdings • hoover.org

• Locally crafted jewelry, photographs, •

stained glass, art glass, fabric arts and masks, plus Native American and handmade international art shadylanegallery.com

• Permanent and rotating exhibits emphasize Smith Andersen Editions invention and technology from 1750-1950 440 Pepper Ave., Palo Alto • moah.org • A monotype, monoprint press exhibitPacific Art League 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto

• Ten monthly juried exhibitions and two annual members exhibitions • pacificartleague.org Palo Alto Art Center 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto

• World-renowned and compelling emerging artists in a wide range of artistic media • cityofpaloalto.org Peabody Fine Art Gallery 603 Santa Cruz Ave.

Family-owned gallery; original paintings, • Rotating exhibits by local member artists • bronze sculpture and limited edition works by internationally known artists. • galleryhouse2.com 877-778-7546 / peabodygallery.com • Hoover Institution

434 Galvez Mall, Stanford

Shady Lane Gallery 325 Sharon Park Drive

Portola Art Gallery at Allied Arts Guild 75 Arbor Road

Representational art by regionally and nationally recognized artists

ing print work by local, national and international artists smithandersen.com

Stanford Art Spaces 420 Via Palou, Paul G. Allen (C.I.S.), Stanford

• More than 50 works by established and emerging artists in each bimonthly show • facebook.com/StanfordArtSpaces Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery 435 Lasuen Mall

• Student, faculty and other artists’ works; renovated in 2016 • Free; open Tues - Sun, 11am - 6pm. • art.stanford.edu Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford

• Twenty-four galleries of artwork drawn from more than 40,000 objects from around the world; includes Rodin Sculpture Garden

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Prepared with locally sourced organic sustainable practices, complimented with specialty imports. Enjoy the energy inside the cafe by dining indoors or bask in sun on our outdoor piazza by the fountain. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Sunday/Monday 6am – 4pm Tuesday thru Saturday 6am – 9pm (exception Friday until 10pm)

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• Free; open Wed - Mon 11am - 5pm, Thurs • paplayers.org, theatreworks.org, wbop- • Large outdoor venue hosting classical until 8pm era.org and contemporary performances • museum.stanford.edu • theshorelineamphitheatre.com Memorial Auditorium PERFORMING ARTS SPACES Bing Concert Hall 327 Lasuen St., Stanford

551 Serra Mall, Stanford

• Home of the Department of Theater & Performance Studies (TAPS) • live.stanford.edu Palo Alto Children’s Theatre 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

• Music, dance and theater performances year-round; includes a music library • Plays, musicals with professional and child actors; acting classes • live.stanford.edu cityofpaloalto.org • Center for Performing Arts, MenloAtherton High School 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton

The Pear Avenue Theatre 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View

• 492 seats; 80-musician orchestra pit with a lift • thecenteratma.org

• Intimate theater hosts diverse seasons

Dinkelspiel Auditorium 471 Lagunita Dr, Stanford

• 710-seat performance and lecture hall; used by Department of Music • music.stanford.edu Los Altos Stage Company 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos

• Community-theater group performs •

annual season of American plays in the 99-seat Bus Barn Theater losaltosstage.org

Lucie Stern Theatre 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

• Home to Palo Alto Players, TheatreWorks, West Bay Opera

of full plays, plus an annual short-works festival, “Pear Slices,” created by members of its playwriters’ guild thepear.org

The Dragon Theatre 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City

• Home to Dragon Productions, which puts on unique theater performances year-round • dragonproductions.net Fox Theatre 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City

• A premier live entertainment venue of the •

area that hosts lectures and musical and theater performances foxrwc.com

Shoreline Amphitheatre 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View

Paly Peforming Arts Center (at Palo Alto High School) 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

• Opened in 2016; 583-seat theater with two •

levels of seating and a mechanical orchestra pit palytheatre.com

Woodside High School Performing Arts Center 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside

• 478 seats; state-of-the-art lighting, sound and fly systems • woodsidehs.org MOVIE THEATERS Aquarius 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto

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O FF T H E B E AT EN T R ACK Towering Totems: Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden Explore Stanford University’s Papua new Guinea Sculpture Garden that contains more than 20 towering tribal totems carved from tree trunks and stones. The pieces were created by Papua New Guinea sculptors invited to the campus for a fivemonth visit in 1994. Tours start at 2 p.m. on the third Sunday of every month outside the garden entrance on the corner of Santa Teresa Street and Lomita Drive, Stanford. Free. No reservations.

Shifting ground: U.S. Geological Survey

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Examine fossil-bearing marine sandstone formed 60 million years ago, lava from Mt. St. Helens and other rare mineral specimens at the Menlo Park Science Center (U.S. Geological Survey). The earthscience research center is the largest of its kind on the West Coast.

Stanford Theatre 221 University Ave., Palo Alto

For information about self-guided tours, lectures and seminars, go to pubs.usgs.gov

CineArts @ Palo Alto Square 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

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JUST FOR

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ACTIVITIES, RESOURCES, MEDICAL SERVICES

Karen Bartholomew, center, and fellow dancers in the Palomanians folk dance group, twirl around the room with hands and arms interlocked. Photo by Veronica Weber

W

ith its senior centers, medical

services and housing

HOUSING Channing House 850 Webster St., Palo Alto

greater Menlo Park

assisted living and nursing available on-site; fitness center and pool, library, hobby rooms, housekeeping, educational programs, van transportation and three meals a day 650-327-0950 / channinghouse.org

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Gordon Manor/Hopkins Manor 1235 Hopkins Ave. and 1616 Gordon St., Redwood City

folks are looking for a retirement community, classes in arts and crafts or door-to-door

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care of its neighbors and their needs so they can continue to flourish.

• Four-story, 36-unit condominium com-

plex for residents over 55, offering full ownership; amenities include fine dining, heated pool and spa, fitness center, housekeeping, security, transportation, community spaces and activities 650-463-1400 / reception@thehamilton. net / thehamilton.net

Lytton Gardens Senior Communities 649 University Ave., Palo Alto

• Apartments for seniors located on the

• A Continuing Care Retirement Com-

and assisted living; activities, outings, socialization and support for residents 650-627-7415 / jtm-esc.org/lytton-gardens

Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life; multi-generational environment; opportunities for education and recreation; and long-term care offered through the Jewish Senior Living Group 650-433-3600 / moldaw.org

Palo Alto Commons 4075 El Camino Way, Palo Alto

• Hotel-like setting providing indepen-

dent living and assisted living, as well as Alzheimer’s, dementia and other specialized care; licensed nurse services available on site; transportation, weekly housekeeping, outings and activities 650-494-0760 / paloaltocommons.com

munity, providing independent living as well as assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing; services and facilities include fine dining, weekly housekeeping and linen service, a fitness center, activities and events 888-842-8022 / paloalto@viliving.com / paloalto.viliving.com

Webster House 401 Webster St., Palo Alto

• Independent-living apartment homes

with assisted living services; on-site healthcare center provides skilled nursing, rehabilitation and memory care; dinner service six days a week and pool, fitness, recreation and library facilities 650-327-4333 / jtm-esc.org

Peninsula Volunteers Properties Inc. Crane Place at 1331 Crane St. and Partridge/Kennedy Apartments at 817 Partridge Ave.

• Two apartment buildings for seniors and

• Recreation classes, Health and Wellness services and support groups • Special offerings: transportation, volun-

adults with disabilities; subsidized housing for those with low to moderate income 650-324-3160 / penvol.org/seniorhousing

The Sequoias - Portola Valley 501 Portola Road, Portola Valley

• Variety of apartment options, with assisted

• Retirement community with independent •

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Facilities that help to transition individuals into assisted living; Alzheimer’s and dementia care; short-term respite care and hospice care available 650-542-0578, 650-381-9977 / justlikefamily.com

The Hamilton 555 Byron St., Palo Alto

transportation, the community takes

Vi at Palo Alto 620 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto

• Independent living apartments, with

accommodations, the

golden years. Whether

Moldaw Family Residences 899 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto

living and memory care; skilled nursing available at on-site health center; activities and programs, a fitness center, swimming pool, full-service dining and buffet, housekeeping, linen service, studios and a library 650-851-1501 / ncphs.org

Avenidas 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto

teer opportunities, handyman services and membership program that connects seniors to quality services that help them to continue to live in their homes 650-289-5400 / avenidas.org

East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc. 560 Bell St., East Palo Alto

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Door-to-door transportation Arrange a ride, go where you want Senior services agency Avenidas expanded its a door-to-door transportation program in July, connecting seniors who need a ride with drivers from ride-share company Lyft. How it works: Call Avenidas, tell them where you want to go and a staff member will instantly arrange your discounted ride with Lyft. Perks: No smart phone is needed and drivers will usually arrive within 10 minutes. Cost: Senior discounted-rates start at $9 for distances under 4 miles. Call for a ride: 650-289-5411

Legal assistance Find answers, free aid The Senior Adult Legal Assistance (SALA) provides legal services to Santa Clara County seniors (60 and over) on medical issues, Social Security; long-term care; elder abuse; denial, reduction or termination of government benefits; sheriff’s evictions and other topics.

How it works: Schedule an appointment and meet with a professional at Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto, and Stevenson House, 455 E. Charleston Road. Costs: Free Make an appointment: 650-289-5400 (Avenidas ); 650-494-1944 (Stevenson House)

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Los Trancos Open Space Preserve Page Mill Road, 1.5 miles east of Skyline Boulevard

OPEN SPACE Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District 330 Distel Circle, Los Altos

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public lands, with most areas open for hiking, cycling and horseback riding. Free docent-led activities. Easy and steep trails; wetlands; grasslands; and pine forests of redwood, oak and fir 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 / openspace.org

Coal Creek Open Space Preserve Skyline Boulevard, approximately 1.2 miles north of Page Mill Road

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Burgess Park 701 Laurel St.

• 274 acres / 5.2 miles of trails • Special features: Views of San Francis-

• Acres: 9.31 • Playing field, playground, baseball/soft-

• 1,335 acres / 12 miles of trails • Grassland ridges; redwood, oak and fir

• Acres: 0.38 • Lighted walkways, benches

Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve Skyline Boulevard, 4.5 miles south of Hwy 92

• 4,712 acres / 24 miles of trails • Special features: Purisima Creek •

Canyon with redwoods, creek, ferns, wildflowers; trails rise from canyon to 1,600 feet; historical logging roads Hiking, bicycling, horseback riding; no dogs

Ravenswood Open Space Preserve Bay Road, East Palo Alto

• 376 acres / 1.3 miles of trails • Special features: Bayfront preserve

• 508 acres / 5.4 miles of trails • Hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, dogs on leash

co and Mt. Diablo; 1.5-mile self-guided San Andreas Fault trail with brochure on earthquake features Hiking, horseback riding. No bicycles or dogs allowed

with marshlands that attract a variety of migrating birds including great blue herons, white pelicans and egrets; overlook platforms for birdwatching Hiking, biking, wheelchair accessible. No dogs allowed on trails

El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve Skyline Boulevard, south of Kings Mountain Road

Teague Hill Open Space Preserve Kings Mountain Road, above the town of Woodside

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• 626 acres / 1 mile of trails • Hiking and horseback riding

2,906 acres / 35.9 miles of trails Special features: Steep, heavily forested terrain; rare and fragile sandstone formations; redwoods; creek headwaters. Popular with bicyclists Hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. No dogs allowed.

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Thornewood Open Space Preserve La Honda Road, 1.6 miles past the Portola Road intersection, Woodside

• 167 acres / 1.5 miles of trails

Estate; redwoods and oaks; Schilling Lake Hiking, horseback riding, dogs on leash

Windy Hill Preserve Skyline Boulevard, Portola Valley

forests; sweeping view of the coastline; restrooms, picnic area Hang gliding, paragliding, hiking, biking, horseback riding; wheelchair accessible; dogs on leash

ball diamond, Little League field, soccer field, tennis court; gymnasium; childcare and after-school programs 650-330-2220 (gym) / 650-330-2293 (childcare)

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Holbrook-Palmer Park 150 Watkins Ave.

Kelly Park 100 Terminal Ave.

• Acres: 22 • Ball field, tennis courts, playground,

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Marketplace Park 313 Market Place

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Bedwell Bayfront Park 1600 Marsh Road

• Acres: 160 • Hiking and biking trails, playing field, restrooms, benches

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• Acres: 1 • Play field, playground, walking path Nealon Park 800 Middle Ave.

• Acres: 9 • Off-leash dog area, picnic areas, playground, softball field, tennis court

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• Walking path, benches Sharon Park 1100 Monte Rosa Drive

• Acres: 467 • Woodlands and grasslands; spring wildflowers • Hiking

• Acres: 9.83 • Walking path, playground, picnic areas,

Flood Park 215 Bay Road

Stanford Hills Park 2400 Branner Drive

• Acres: 3.11 • Walking path, grass area, benches Tinker Park 1550 Santa Cruz Ave.

• Acres: 0.54 • Playground, picnic areas, tennis court

• Acres: 21 • Picnic areas; softball, tennis, horse shoes, volleyball and petanque

• Acres: 974 • Redwood and evergreen forests; playground, barbecue pits • Hiking, horseback riding Wunderlich Park 4040 Woodside Road, Woodside

• Acres: 942 • Historic Folger estate and stable on site;

• Acres: 2.63 • Off-leash dog area, play field, play-

Portola Valley Town Center facilities 765 Portola Road

• Sports complex includes soccer and •

softball fields, two tennis courts, an all-sports court, a skateboard ramp and a children’s playground called “Little People’s Park” 650-851-1700 ext. 221 / portolavalley. net/for-residents/parks-recreation

• A natural-turf standard-size soccer field used by adult and youth leagues

Ford Field 3399 Alpine Road

• A natural-turf baseball field typically used by Little League teams

Triangle Park Portola and Alpine roads

• Rest stop for bicyclist and destination

ARCHERY King’s Mountain Archers 1100 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside

• Field-archery club meets for tourna-

TOWN OF WOODSIDE Barkley Fields and Park 5001 Farm Hill Blvd.

ments the second Sunday of each month. Informal archery range open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to dusk. Practice range allows for shooting at selected distances from 10 to 60 yards 650-851-4546 / info@kingsmountainarchers.org / kingsmountainarchers.org

BADMINTON Arrillaga Family Gymnasium 600 Alma St.

• Drop-in badminton on Sun 6:30-9:30 p.m. $3 fee • 650-330-2220 / menlopark.org Synergy Badminton Club 190 Constitution Drive

• Geared for every level of play, Synergy Bad-

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minton Club offers lessons taught by professionals, summer camps, private and group lessons. Monthly and annual memberships; drop-in and prepaid court rentals available 650-838-9318 / synergybadminton.com

BASKETBALL

• Woodside’s only park and playing fields,

Arrillaga Family Gymnasium 600 Alma St.

• Drop-in basketball on Mon, Wed, Fri noon-2 p.m ($2 fee); Sat 1-4 (free) • 650-330-2220 / menlopark.org

which includes spaces for soccer and Little League baseball 650-851-6790 / woodsidetown.org/community/recreation

SAN MATEO COUNTY PARKS San Mateo County Department of Parks operates 20 county parks covering more than 17,000 acres. Hard liquor, smoking and remote-controlled planes/drones are prohibited in all park areas. For more information, call 650-363-4020; for reservations, call 650-363-4021

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• This road winds into the hills along Corte

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• Beginning out of Woodside, Kings

Mountain Road provides a good route to reach Skyline Boulevard. 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. graphics.stanford.edu/~lucasp/grade/ kingsmountain.html

Old La Honda Road

Pearson-Arastradero Preserve 1530 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto

• 0.25 miles of trails available for bicycles, 6.6

• This narrow, winding road is the easiest

and most peaceful way to climb to Skyline Boulevard. Access is from Portola Road, less than a mile after it merges with Sand Hill Road. The climb is a 3.35mile ascent of a narrow, winding road, climbing around 1,300 feet. Descending the road is tricky, however, and not recommended. Some take Hwy 84 instead. web.stanford.edu/group/cycling/routes

Page Mill Road

• One of the most strenuous climbs •

around, Page Mill Road twists and turns for more than 8 miles from Skyline Boulevard, where it tops out around 2,000 feet. web.stanford.edu/group/cycling/routes

The Loop

miles open all year, 3.6 open depending on season. Open grasslands, bay views and a small lake are on view, and deer, bobcats, coyotes and a variety of birds can be seen. 650-329-2423 / cityofpaloalto.org

and horseback riding allowed in some areas. Pescadero Creek, which flows year-round, is a major steelhead trout spawning stream, that includes Sam McDonald, Memorial and Heritage parks. 650-879-0238 / parks.smcgov.org/ pescadero-creek-park

Portola Redwoods State Park 9000 Portola State Park Road, La Honda

• Portola has over 50 family and four group

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campsites. Fees for campsites. Reservations needed for campsites, which are available late spring through midautumn. Family campsites can take up to eight people. Leashed dogs are only allowed at campsites, on paved roads and on the Upper and Lower Escape roads. 650-948-9098 / parks.ca.gov

• Three group campsites only, open AprilOctober, by reservation. • 650-851-1210 / parks.smcgov.org

Sam McDonald County Park 13435 Pescadero Creek Road, Loma Mar

Memorial Park 9500 Pescadero Creek Road, Loma Mar

• 850 acres • Picnic areas, hiking and horseback riding.

• 673 acres • Picnic areas and campgrounds set in a red•

wood forest. Fees begin at $30/night per campsite (plus fees), by reservation only. No pets. Family and youth group camping, naturalist program and interpretative center 650-879-0238 / parks.smcgov.org/ memorial-park

The Jack Brook Horse Camp is available for families, groups or individuals who camp with their horses. Three camp areas for youth organizations. The Hiker’s Hut, owned by the Sierra Club, holds up to 12 people. Fees vary. Hike from the parking lot to the hut is 1.7 miles. No dogs allowed anywhere in park. . 650-879-0238

FISHING Dumbarton Fishing Pier 2 Marshland Road, Fremont

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cisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The public fishing pier at end of Marshland Road is open year-round. Visitors to the refuge can also fish by boat or at Coyote Creek Lagoon in Fremont and the FaberLaumeister Unit in East Palo Alto. 510-792-0222 / fws.gov

South San Francisco Bay Fishing

• Reference site for all of the South Bay •

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HIKING/WALKING Bay Area Orienteering Club

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pass, coupled with walking or running. Usually meets Sundays from 9 a.m.-noon at various parks around Bay Area. Families are welcome, and instruction is provided for beginners. baoc.org

POINTS OF INTEREST Filoli 86 Cañada Road, Woodside

• 654 acres • 36,000-square-foot country house and •

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• This local favorite is a 26-mile loop of flat to mildly hilly terrain through Woodside and Portola Valley. The total climb is 1,170 feet. This route heads southwest past I-280 along Sand Hill Road. paloaltobicycles.com/resources/the-loop

Madera Creek from Portola Valley; turns to dirt when it starts to climb, a couple miles west of Portola Road. The rutted dirt road climbs 2.5 miles before it merges with Page Mill Road near Skyline Boulevard. From Sand Hill Road to Page Mill, the route is 4.1 miles with 1250 feet elevation gain. web.stanford.edu/group/cycling/routes

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Pulgas Water Temple 56 Cañada Road, Redwood City

• Historic site and its parking lot open •

weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed weekends. No dogs are allowed. 650-872-5900 / sfwater.org

“The Dish” at Stanford Foothills Stanford Avenue and Junipero Serra Boulevard, Palo Alto

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around the Stanford foothills west of Junipero Serra Boulevard offers opportunities for hillside trail runs and hikes. The most popular route is a 3.9-mile loop up to the giant radio telescope known as “the Dish.” Access to foothills limited to daylight hours. No pets. dish.stanford.edu, bahiker.com

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outdoor arenas; cross-country lessons available at The Horse Park at Woodside. 415-640-4513 / shoestringfarms.com

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The Horse Park at Woodside 3674 Sand Hill Road, Woodside

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Folger Stable 4040 Woodside Road, Woodside

Webb Ranch 2720 Alpine Road, Portola Valley

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on site and access to trails; Arena access is available with a free membership; boarders can invite professional instructors to teach there; summer camps 408-726-8453 / wunderlichfolgerstable. com

Isola Stables and Glenoaks Equestrian Center 3639 Alpine Road, Portola Valley

western riding lessons; spring and summer camps for youth, trail rides, birthday parties and boarding. Horsemanship badges for Girl Scouts available Lessons: 650-854-7755; 650-854-7433 (boarding) / webbranchinc.com

Woodside-area Horse Owners Association 2995 Woodside Road, Suite 400-466

• Full-service equestrian facility provid-

• A group advocating the role of horses in

ing training, boarding and riding lessons for all ages and experience levels. 650-854-4955 / isostables.com

J. L. Dixon Stables 190 Park Lane, Atherton

• Saddle seat and driving lessons; private and semi-private lessons • 650-740-4344 / jldixonstable.com 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. 650-592-2265 / bpetrov.com

maintaining the rural character of Woodside and surrounding communities 650-380-6408 / whoa94062.org

• Nine-hole, par-three course; practice •

cage, putting and chipping greens; snack shop and patio 650-368-7820 / playemeraldhills.com

Stanford Golf Course (private) 198 Junipero Serra Blvd., Stanford

• Open to Stanford Alumni Association •

members, students and faculty of Stanford University, course members and their accompanied guests 650-724-0944 (golf shop); 650-4984461 (driving range) / golfcourse. stanford.edu

SKATEBOARDING Burgess Skate Park 600 Alma St.

• Open for 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. Classes are offered. 650-330-2222 / menlopark.org/skatepark

SOCCER Menlo Atherton Adult Soccer League

Burgess Pool 501 Laurel St.

• Outdoor pool, open year-round for lap •

TENNIS Atherton Tennis Center 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton

• Tennis keys are issued for six courts at •

Holbrook-Palmer Park. Clinics, lessons and training programs are offered by Player Capital. 650-752-0540 / playercapital.com

Menlo Park Courts

• Locations include: Burgess, Kelly, •

Nealon and Willow Oaks parks and La Entrada School. Tennis keys may be purchased at the Arrillaga Family Gymnasium. 650-330-2220 / menlopark.org/tennis

PRIVATE SWIM & TENNIS CLUBS Ladera Oaks Swim Tennis and Fitness Club 3249 Alpine Road, Portola Valley

• Family-oriented swim, tennis and fitness

• Recreation soccer league for women

ages 23 and up. All skill levels welcome; games are held on Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Burgess, Willow Oaks and Kelly parks maasl.com

and recreational swimming. Group and private swim lessons and a swim team. Pool rental available 650-328-7946 / menloswim.com

club with two year-round pools, six lighted tennis courts and a fitness center. Offers swimming and tennis lessons, personal training, youth and masters swim teams, junior tennis program and USTA teams 650-854-3101 / laderaoaks.com

• Summer program in English riding and

• Co-ed leagues in the fall and spring, for

• Lessons, youth tennis program, masters

horsemanship for children ages 6-16. Priority is given to those who live in the Woodside Fire Protection District and returning riders. Course culminates in horse show in late August. Horses are provided. 650-766-9511 / woodsidejuniorriders.com

Woodside Vaulters 3674 Sand Hill Road, Redwood City

• Equestrian vaulting (gymnastics and

dance elements with music on horseback); the club has about 70 vaulters and welcomes new ones, age 4 to young adult. Development and High Performance teams are offered, and introductory classes are available. 650-434-3375 / woodsidevaulters.org

Nazareth Ice Oasis 3140 Bay Road, Redwood City

ICE SKATING

and youth hockey, and figure skating. Private and group lessons in figure skating and hockey through the Ice Oasis Skating School 650-364-8090 / iceoasis.com

men over age 30 and women over age 21. Games are on Sundays at 10 a.m. and noon at the Portola Valley Town Center soccer field. Sign-up fee 408-823-8188 / portolavalleysoccer.com

SOFTBALL

swimming, water polo and more. In addition, the club has fitness programs, a basketball court and social events for all ages. 650-851-1591 / alpinehills.us

VOLLEYBALL

Menlo Park Adult Sports Nealon Park, 800 Middle Ave.

Arrillaga Family Gymnasium 600 Alma St.

• Multiple leagues (men’s and coed)

• Drop-in volleyball on Tue, Thur, Fri

playing 10 games a season, including playoffs. Offered in April and July. Games are played Mon, Wed-Thur 6:30 p.m.; late mornings on Sundays 650-330-2220 / menlopark.org

Redwood City Señors Softball Club P.O. Box 3904, Redwood City

noon-2 p.m., $2 fee; Sun, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $3 fee. A Girls Youth Volleyball League is also organized. 650-330-2220 / menlopark.org

WATER SPORTS Spinnaker Sailing Club 451 Seaport Court, Redwood City

• Made up of recreational and tourna-

• An American Sailing Association

• Public sessions, skating parties, adult

• For people interested in equine-pow•

Emerald Hills Golf Course (public) 938 Wilmington Way, Redwood City

round for youth water polo and swim lessons; hours are expanded during the summer for lap and recreation swimming, lessons and private rentals 650-330-2237 / menloswim.com

Alpine Hills Tennis & Swimming 4139 Alpine Road, Portola Valley

ered vehicles; events include play days, driving clinics and pleasure drives. kathidancer@aol.com

GOLF COURSES

• 25-meter outdoor pool open year-

Woodside Junior Riders 3375 Tripp Road, Woodside

• Specializes in hippotherapy: physical,

Peninsula Carriage Driving Club P.O. Box 620448, Woodside

rink west of the Sierras is open September-April. Admission and rental fees. Weekly lessons offered at all levels for both children and adults. Hosts private, broomball and small birthday parties 650-493-4566 / winterlodge.com

SWIMMING Belle Haven Pool 100 Terminal Ave.

Portola Valley Adult Soccer League 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley

National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy (NCEFT) 880 Runnymede Road, Woodside occupational or speech therapy using the movement of the horse as a treatment strategy to address disabilities. 650-851-2271 / nceft.org

• The only permanent outdoor skating

events including horse shows, clinics, trail rides, and educational and social meetings. info@smcha.org / smcha.org

Shoestring Farm 1600 Arastradero Road, Portola Valley

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PRESCHOOLS, CHILD CARE, ARTS & SPORTS

Students participate in the May Day Pole Dance in Woodside. This was the 94th May Day celebration. Photo by James Tensuan

SCHOOLS

Carillon Preschool 815 Portola Road, Portola Valley

The Applebee Preschool 107 Clover Lane

• Carillon Preschool offers families with

• Preschool and prekindergarten pro-

grams accepting children 2.5-5.9 yrs. Mon-Fri year-round 650-322-0192 / applebeeps@aol.com / applebeepreschool.com

Belle Haven Child Development Center 410 Ivy Drive

Belle Haven School-Age Child Care Program 100 Terminal Ave.

• Licensed after school care and recre•

ational summer camp for grades K-6. Mon-Fri noon-6 p.m. Transportation provided from Belle Haven Community School to the site 650-330-2297 / menlopark.org

Beth Jacob Preschool 1550 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City

• Toddler co-op and preschool classes, ac•

cepting students 20 months-5 yrs. Two-, three- and five-day programs. Jewish values and experience 650-366-8481 / bethjacobrwc.org/ preschool

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• 650-854-0295 / director@laderapre-

Family Connections P.O. Box 358, San Carlos

Littlest Angels Preschool Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave.

• A tuition-free parent participation pre-

• Christian preschool for ages 2-5. Two-,

school.org / crescentparkpreschool.org

Casa dei Bambini Preschool 1215 O’Brien Drive

• Multicultural Montessori preschool

• Preschoolers 3-5 yrs. Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-

5:30 p.m. Bilingual staff with a teacher to child ratio of 1:8 650-330-2271 / menlopark.org

children 1 yrs, 5 mos-5 yrs, 9 mos. A thematic, play-based program 650-529-1335 / director@carillonpreschool.org / carillonpreschool.com

• 650-322-9668 / julia@crescentparkpre-

teaching children from age 2 through kindergarten. AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) trained teacher, NAEYC accreditation. Classes include gardening, cooking, poetry, languages and the arts 650-321-2773 / email@casadeibambini. net / cdeib.com

Champions at Las Lomitas Elementary 299 Alameda de las Pulgas, Atherton

• After school and before school

programs for grades K-6. Homework support, plus activities promoting character development, literacy, science and fitness. NAEYC-accredited preschool (ages 3-5), full or half day 650-233-1860 / discoverchampions.com

Crescent Park Child Development Center 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto

• Preschool program for children 2 yrs,

9 mos-5 yrs. Full- and half-day. Options of two, three or five days per week. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

school in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Redwood City for low-income families with children up to 5 yrs. Bilingual (Spanish) teachers. Classes meet two to three times a week 650-556-9503 / director@familyconnections.org / familyconnections.org

GeoKids Early Childhood Development Center 345 Middlefield Road, Mail Stop 204

school.org / laderapreschool.org

Menlo Children’s Center 801 Laurel St.

• Licensed center offers a variety of play-

• Nonprofit parent cooperative for infants •

3 mos through pre-K. NAEYC accredited. Play-based program located on the United States Geological Survey (USGS) campus 650-329-4236 / geokids.org

three- and five-day options available in the mornings, with extended care offered 650-854-4973 / learn@littleangelspreschool.com/ littlestangelspreschool.com

based preschool programs for children 18 mos-5 yrs and after-school programs for students in grades K-5. Summer programs available 650-330-2262 / nrjones@menlopark.org / menlochildrenscenter.com

Kirk House Preschool 1148 Johnson St.

Menlo-Atherton Cooperative Nursery School 802 Middle Ave.

• Development-oriented Christian pro-

• Preschool encouraging parent participa-

gram for ages 3-5. Classes meet two to three mornings each week, with some afternoon options. Summer sessions available 650-323-8667 / khp@menlo.church / kirkhousepreschool.org

Ladera Community Church Preschool 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley

• Half-day program for ages 2-5. NAEYC accredited, opportunities for financial aid

tion that teaches children 1 yr, 9 mos old through pre-K 650-434-2667 / info@maco-op.org / maco-op.org

Palo Alto Preschool 4232 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

• A bilingual (Mandarin) Montessori preschool for ages 2-6 • 650-739-0137 / info@paloaltopreschool. org / paloaltopreschool.org


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Peninsula School 920 Peninsula Way

Sacred Heart Schools 150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton

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through grade eight. Nursery program accepts potty-trained children age 3 and older 650-325-1584 / info@peninsulaschool. org / peninsulaschool.org

Phillips Brooks School 2245 Avy Ave.

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Playschool, at Holbrook-Palmer Park Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton

â&#x20AC;˘ NAEYC accredited preschool. Variety of â&#x20AC;˘

programs, including preschool, pre-K and a Mommy & Me program for children and caregivers starting at 18 mos. Morning and afternoon classes; summer camps 650-325-1623 / athdirector@knoxplayschools.com / knoxplayschools.com

The Roberts School 641 Coleman Ave.

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Piaget. Preschool, pre-K and young fives for ages 2-5. Curriculum includes age-appropriate academics, art, music, gymnastics, Spanish, cooking and more 650-322-3535 / robertsschool.com

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ages 2-6. Theme-organized work explores practical and motor skills, language, math, the arts and more. Full-day options and summer programs (3-6 yrs) available 650-854-6993 / info@uhmcc.com / uhmcc.com

students offers a junior kindergarten program for ages 4 and 5. Evaluations required 650-854-9065 / ldouglas@woodlandschool.org / woodland-school.org

Woodside Parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Nursery School 3154 Woodside Road, Woodside

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Woodside Preschool 3195 Woodside Road, Woodside

â&#x20AC;˘ Child-centered preschool (2 yrs, 7 mos)

and pre-K (3 yrs, 9 mos) classes held in the mornings, with optional extended care. Child-centered curriculum, providing opportunities to explore and structured learning 650-851-1571 ext. 1002 / ldayeh@woodsideschool.us / woodside.k12.ca.us

â&#x20AC;˘ Play-based preschool run by board of

today has eight programs in Palo Alto and Los Altos providing musical training and opportunities to perform at local venues. More than 500 youth musicians, ages 8-18, participate. Auditions are held in the spring 650-325-6666 / californiayouthsymphony@gmail.com / cys.org

Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos

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Windmill Preschool 4141 Alpine Road, Portola Valley

California Youth Symphony 441 California Ave., #5, Palo Alto

Woodland School 360 La Cuesta Drive, Portola Valley

Trinity School, Early Childhood Program 330 Ravenswood Ave. preschool program for ages 3 and 4 at Trinity Church and a Junior Kindergarten program for young 5-year-olds at the elementary school (St. Bedeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church campus). Project and play-based curriculum 650-854-0288 / admission@trinity-mp. org / trinity-mp.org

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El Camino Youth Symphony 4055 Fabian Way, Palo Alto

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orchestras and two ensembles, which are made up by over 400 K-12 students from the Bay Area. The organization provides instruction to youth at a range of experience levels, as well as ample performance opportunities. Musicians ages 6-20 can schedule an appointment to audition 650-213-7111 / ecys@ecys.org / ecys.org

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Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra 4000 Middlefield Road, #M1, Palo Alto

• This award-winning youth orchestra of

string musicians has performed locally since 1966. The organization is composed of five chamber music ensembles, with 25 members in each that practice weekly and learn to perform in public and private settings 650-856-3848 / info@pacomusic.org / pacomusic.org

Palo Alto Children’s Theatre 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Region 25

• Soccer leagues for children in grades K-12 •

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 who love to sing. The group performs frequently and tours abroad and throughout the U.S. Auditions are frequent, and auditions are held in summer/September, January and May 650-342-8785 / ragazzi@ragazzi.org / ragazzi.org

Alpine/West Menlo Little League 325 Sharon Park Road #544

• Alpine/West Menlo Little League, west •

of El Camino Real. Majors, Minors and Coach Pitch leagues based on desired level of competition. Ages 5-12. Girls’ softball for ages 5-12 info@alpinelittleleague.com / alpinelittleleague.com

AMA Softball League

• Girl's community softball league mainly

throughout the year. Beginners to Intermediate levels. Open to boys and girls 5-14. Locations in Atherton, Belmont, Palo Alto and Los Gatos 888-501-4999 / neil@encorebrand.com / athertonlacrosse.com

Menlo Park Gymnastics Arrillaga Family Gymnastics Center, 501 Laurel St.

• Baseball players ages 13-15 in Palo Alto,

Menlo-Atherton Little League 1259 El Camino Real #130

• Boys and girls, ages 5 to 13 (Challenger

division 5 to 18), for residents west of U.S. Hwy 101 and east of El Camino in Menlo Park (incorporated area only) and all of Atherton registrar@m-all.org / m-all.org

Menlo-Atherton Pop Warner Football P.O. Box 809

Recreation season runs from mid-March through May. Summer and Fall travel teams are also organized. Residents of the greater Palo Alto area, including East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Los Altos and Stanford, are welcome 650-209-0454 / info@paloaltogirlssoftball.org / paloaltogirlssoftball.org

Palo Alto Knights Youth Football and Cheer P.O. Box 403, Palo Alto age and weight. Season runs AugustNovember paloaltoknights@gmail.com / paloaltoknights.com

Palo Alto Soccer Club P.O. Box 50831, Palo Alto

• 50 competitive teams for boys and girls

season runs August-November. Teams separated by size and age info@mapopwarner.com / mapopwarner.com

Menlo Atherton Youth Lacrosse P.O. Box 7642

• Youth-based boys and girls lacrosse

teams in the spring (registration hap-

Ravenswood Youth Athletic Association 2379 Dumbarton Ave., East Palo Alto

• Faith-based, affordable youth sports •

programs, including soccer, tennis, flag football, summer camps and more 650-331-0382 / info@ryaa.org / ryaa.org

(U8-U18), and a youth development program for ages 4-9. Affiliated with the California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) and U.S. Club Soccer. Scholarships available pasoccerclub.org / registrar@pasoccerclub.org

PSV Union Football Club (Soccer) 555 Bryant St., #437, Palo Alto

• This Palo Alto-based youth soccer club

• Pop Warner football and cheer teams based in Redwood City (ages 5-15) • 650-216-7249 / gochamps@rc49ers.org / rc49ers.com

Sequoia YMCA 1445 Hudson St., Redwood City

• Sports programs with positive coaching •

• For ages 5-15 grouped in levels based on •

has a long-term development-based teaching philosophy and curriculum and is dedicated to training college-track youth players. Girls and boys teams for ages 7-18 and an academy program for ages 4-6 650-387-4128 / manager@psvunion.org / psvunion.org

Redwood City 49er/Pop Warner Football and Cheer P.O. Box 3541, Redwood City

• Softball league for girls ages 5-14.

• Menlo-Atherton Vikings, ages 5-15; •

Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Atherton, Woodside, Portola Valley and Redwood City. Spring season from March through early July. Sign-ups and tryouts for spring play in early February. Fall Ball season also organized ron.fried@sri.com / pababeruth.org

Palo Alto Girls’ Softball P.O. Box 60027, Palo Alto

• Programs for boys and girls, ages 1 and

up, all skill levels. Classes include artistic and pre-school gymnastics, circus arts, tumbling and special needs. Birthday parties and private lessons available 650-330-2224 / ca-menlopark.civicplus.com

pens in the fall). Summer and Fall Ball programs as well 650-799-3600 / menloathertonlacrosse@gmail.com / menloathertonlacrosse.com

Palo Alto Babe Ruth League P.O. Box 1363, Palo Alto

• Summer camps, classes and clinics

SPORTS

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Atherton Lacrosse

• The Palo Alto Children’s Theatre

serves the community through quality performing arts education experiences, including year-round performances (and performance opportunities), classes, camps and outreach programs. Productions include a Main Stage Season, a Summer “Hot Dog” Season and a Playhouse Series for children age 3-6 650-463-4930; childrens.theatre@ cityofpaloalto.org / cityofpaloalto.org

for Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Woodside youth ages 5-12 jefflokey@yahoo.com / amasoftball.com

for children ages 3 and up. Swim and kickboxing classes also available 650-368-4168 / sequoia@ymcasv.org / sequoiaymca.org

Solo Aquatics P.O. Box 7266

• Swim programs for athletes from age 5 •

through high school. Located at Burgess and Menlo-Atherton High School pools. Swimmers evaluated according to skill, performance and age 650-851-9091 / registration@soloaquatics.com / soloaquatics.com

Stanford Soccer Club

• Competitive youth soccer for ages 8-18.

Affiliated with the California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) and U.S. Club Soccer. Player development with experienced coaching and team-centric management. Spring and fall regular seasons 650-327-0421 / chas_williams@yahoo. com / stanfordsoccerclub.org

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EDUCATION PUBLIC & PRIVATE, PRESCHOOLS, ENRICHMENT

Teacher Priscilla Taylor instructs students on playing The Settlers of Catan at Beechwood Elementary School. The game is an interaction of social studies and math, teaching kids how to barter and negotiate. Photo by Michelle Le

LAS LOMITAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 1011 Altschul Ave. The district operates two schools for children who live in parts of Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside and unincorporated areas, including Ladera.

Superintendent: Lisa Cesario

African American, 1.7; Pacific Islander, 0.8.

Class size: K-3: 21-22; 4-8: 23-25

Community support: 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 authorized $60 million for facilities expansion and upgrades. The nonprofit Las Lomitas Education Foundation annual giving campaign raised $2 million for school programs to

Enrollment: 1399. Ethnic/racial percentages (2014-15): Las Lomitas: Caucasian, 61.5; Asian, 15.9; Hispanic, 10.7; multiple ethnicities, 9.8; African American, 1.4; Pacific Islander, 0.6. La Entrada: Caucasian, 63.1; Asian, 13.7; Hispanic, 12.5; multiple ethnicities, 7.7;

use during the 2015-16 school year.

Board members Richard Ginn, term ends 2018 Diane Honda, term ends 2016 John Earnhardt, term ends 2018 Bill Steinmetz, term ends 2016 Christy Heaton, term ends 2018

â&#x20AC;˘ 650-854-2880 / schoolboard@llesd.org

LAS LOMITAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT School

Contact info

Enrollment

Grade level

Class size

Awards

Las Lomitas Elementary School

299 Alameda de las Pulgas, Atherton 650-854-5900 ll-llesd-ca.schoolloop.com

614

K-3

21-22

California Distinguished School in April 2010.

La Entrada Middle School

2200 Sharon Road, Menlo Park 650-854-3962 le-llesd-ca.schoolloop.com

785

4-8

23-25

California Distinguished School in 2007 and 2011. National Blue Ribbon School in 2014.

Enrollment

Grade level

Class size

MENLO PARK CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT School Encinal School

Laurel School

Oak Knoll School Hillview Middle School

Contact info 195 Encinal Ave., Atherton 650-326-5164 encinal.mpcsd.org Lower campus: 95 Edge Road, Atherton 650-324-0186 Upper campus: 275 Elliott Drive, Menlo Park Phone: TBD Laurel.mpcsd.org 1895 Oak Knoll Lane, Menlo Park oakknoll.mpcsd.org 1100 Elder Ave., Menlo Park 650-326-4341 hillview.mpcsd.org

Awards

639

K-5

24

California Distinguished School in 2015 and 2006, National Blue Ribbon School in 2007.

684

K-4

24

California Distinguished School in 2008.

730

K-5

24

California Distinguished School in 2014.

970

6-8

25

California Distinguished School in 2009.

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PORTOLA VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT School

Contact info

Enrollment

Grade level

Class size

363

4-8

21

2007 Distinguished School; 2008 National Blue Ribbon School; 2015 Gold Ribbon School

280

TK-3

25

2010 and 2014 California Distinguished School

4575 Alpine Road, Portola Valley 650-851-1777 ext. 2250 (principal); ext. 3 (office) pvsd.net 200 Shawnee Pass Road, Portola Valley 650-851-1777 ext. 1151; ext. 2 (office) pvsd.net

Corte Madera School

Ormondale School

MENLO PARK CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Administration Office 181 Encinal Ave., Atherton The district operates four schools: Laurel, Encinal and Oak Knoll elementary schools and Hillview Middle School. Superintendent: Maurice Ghysels Class size: K-4: 24 or fewer; 4-8: 25 or fewer. Enrollment: 3,023 Spanish Immersion program: available at Encinal and Laurel. Ethnic/racial percentages (2015-16):

Caucasian, 63; Hispanic, 15; Asian, 7.4 ; African American, 1.5; Pacific Islander, 1; multiple ethnicities, 12

and teacher development programs in the 2015-16 school year.

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

Board members

Contact info

Administration office 4575 Alpine Road, Portola Valley

• 650-321-7140 (District offices) / board@

Interim Superintendent: Eric Hartwig.

mpcsd.org / district.mpcsd.org

Woodside Elementary School

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. Class size: K-5: 21 or fewer; 6-8: 25 or fewer. Enrollment: 643

Enrollment

Grade level

Class size

434

TK-8

15-20

3195 Woodside Road, Woodside 650-851-1571 woodside.k12.ca.us

PORTOLA VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Jeff Child, president, term ends 2016, jchild@mpcsd.org; Stacey Jones, vice president, term ends 2018, sjones@mpcsd.org; Maria Hilton, term ends 2016, mhilton@ mpcsd.org; Joan Lambert, term ends 2018, jlambert@ mpcsd.org; Terry Thygesen, term ends 2018, tthygesen@mpcsd.org.

WOODSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT School

Awards

Ethnic/racial percentages (2015-16): Caucasian, 69.4; Hispanic, 14; Asian, 6.5; African American, 1.1; Pacific Islander, 1; multiple ethnicities, 8 Community support: Passage of two bond measures — $17 million bond measure in June (continued on page 42)

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SEQUOIA UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT School

Contact info

Menlo-Atherton High School

Woodside High School CaĂąada Middle College (alternative high school program for juniors and seniors) Redwood High School (model continuation high school)

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Board members Caitha Ambler, term ends December 2017 Karen Tate, president, term ends December 2017 Timothy McAdam, clerk, term ends December 2017 Gulliver La Valle, term ends December 2019 Jennifer Youstra, term ends December 2019

â&#x20AC;˘ 650-851-1777 / pvsdboard@pvsd.net

Enrollment

555 Middlefield Road, Atherton 650-322-5311 mabears.org 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside 650-367-9750 woodsidehs.org 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City 650-306-3120 canadamiddlecollege@smccd.edu 1968 Old County Road, Redwood City 650-369-1411 ext. 7315 redwood.seq.org

WOODSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT Administration office 3195 Woodside Road, Woodside Superintendent: Beth Polito Ethnic/racial percentages (2015-16): Caucasian, 70.3; Hispanic, 12.5; Asian, 3.7; Pacific Islander, 2.2 ; African American, 1.2; multiple ethnicities, 8 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 will be $289 in the 2016-17 school year. The nonprofit Woodside School Foundation

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annual giving campaign contributed $1.8 million in the 2014-15 school year.

program in partnership with CaĂąada College for students living in the southern and central portion of San Mateo County.

Board members

Superintendent: James Lianides

Wendy Warren Roth, president, term ends December 2017 Marc Tarpenning, vice president, term ends December 2017 Silvia Edwards, term ends in December 2019 Kevin Johnson, term ends December 2019 Claire Pollioni, term ends December 2017

Enrollment: 9,762.

SEQUOIA UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT Administration office 480 James Ave., Redwood City The district operates four high schools, a continuation school and a Middle College

Ethnic/racial percentages (2014-15): Hispanic, 46.8; Caucasian, 34.7; Asian, 6.7; African American, 2.5; Pacific Islander, 2.5; multiple ethnicities, 3.5.

Board members: Alan Sarver, president, term ends December 2017, 650-592-6129 Carrie Du Bois, term ends December 2019, 650-766-9069 Georgia Jack, term ends December 2019, 650-218-7774 Allen Weiner, term ends December 2019, 650-724-5892 (continued on page 49)

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CHARTER SCHOOLS School

Contact info

East Palo Alto Academy (professional-development school with Stanford University School of Education) Everest Public High School Summit Preparatory Charter High School

1050 Myrtle St., East Palo Alto 650-839-8900 / epaahs.org 455 5th Ave., Redwood City 650-366-1050 admissions@everestphs.org / everest.summitps.org 890 Broadway St., Redwood City 650-556-1110 info@summitprep.net / summitps.org/summit-prep

Enrollment

Class size

310

22

376

25

412

25

PRIVATE SCHOOLS School

Contact info

Beechwood School

Bowman International School

Castilleja School

Crystal Springs Uplands School

Esther B. Clark School at Children's Health Council German-American International School

Focus

50 Terminal Ave. 650-327-5052 ijimenez@beechwoodschool.org www.beechwoodschool.org 4000 Terman Drive, Palo Alto 650-813-9131 1310 Bryant St., Palo Alto 650-328-3160 admission@castilleja.org www.castilleja.org 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough 650-342-4175 admission@csus.org www.csus.org 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto 650-688-3634 help@chconline.org chconline.org/esther-b-clark-school 475 Pope St., 650-324-8617 office@gais.org, gais.org

Grade level

Enrollment

Class size

KinderPrep-8

170

18-20

Montessori

K-8

235

10:1 studentteacher ratio

All girls, college prep

6-12

435

15

Coed, college prep

6-12

350

14 (average)

Ages 7-16

71

Grades 2-4: 10; grades 5-10: 12

Preschool-12

300

15

Traditional; Ravenswood City School District students only

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS School The Girls' Middle School

Kehillah Jewish High School

Keys School

Lydian Academy Menlo School

Mid-Peninsula High School

Nativity Catholic School

Peninsula School

Phillips Brooks School

The Roberts School

Contact info 3400 W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto 650-968-8338 ext.133 admissions@girlsms.org girlsms.org 3900 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, 650-213-9600 info@kehillah.org kehillah.org K-4: 2890 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto 5-8: 3981 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-328-1711 admission@keysschool.com keysschool.com 815 El Camino Real 650-321-0550, lydianacademy.com 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton, 650-330-2001 info@menloschool.org menloschool.org 1340 Willow Road, 650-321-1991 info@mid-pen.com mid-pen.com 1250 Laurel St., 650-325-7304 info@nativityschool.com nativityschool.com 920 Peninsula Way 650-325-1584 marylou@peninsulaschool.org peninsulaschool.org 2245 Avy Ave., 650-854-4545 info@phillipsbrooks.org phillipsbrooks.org 641 Coleman Ave. 650-322-3535 robertsschool.com

Focus

Grade level

Enrollment

Class size

Girls

6-8

200

16-18

Coed, college prep, Jewish

9-12

180

12-15

Coed

K-8

320

18 (average); 8:1 student teacher ratio

One-on-one education

6-12

100

1

Coed, college prep

6-12

6-8: 216 9-12: 576

18

Coed, college prep

9-12

120

8-12

Catholic

Preschool-8

300

14

Progressive

Preschool-8

255

18-21

Coed

Preschool-5

280

18; studentteacher ratio 8:1

Preschool, pre-K, Young 5s

50

10-12

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Contact info

Lower & Middle School: 150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton, 650-322-1866 Sacred Heart Schools Preparatory (grades 9-12): 650-473-4006 admissions@shschools.org shschools.org 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto, 650-688-3605 Sand Hill School at Children's Health info@sandhillschool.org Council sandhillschool.org 1211 Arbor Road, 650-322-2312 St. Raymond School admissions@straymond.org straymond.org Synapse School

Trinity School

Waldorf School of the Peninsula

Woodland School

Woodside Priory School

3375 Edison Way, 650-294-4570 synapseschool.org Early Childhood: 330 Ravenswood Ave. K-5: 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park 650-854-0288 admission@trinity-mp.org trinity-mp.org Pre-K-grade 5: 11311 Mora Drive, Los Altos, 650-209-9400 Grades 6-12: 180 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View, 650-417-7600 info@waldorfpeninsula.org waldorfpeninsula.org 360 La Cuesta Drive 650-854-9065 info@woodland-school.org woodland-school.org 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley 650-851-8223 admissions@prioryca.org prioryca.org

Focus

Grade level

Enrollment

Class size

Preschool/K-12

Preschool-8: 600; 9-12: 600

12-17

Language-based learning differences such as dyslexia

K-7

56

6:1 studentteacher ratio

Catholic

JK-8

304

30

Independent, advanced academic curriculum; Six Seconds

K-8

190

18-20

Early childhood-5

168

22

Preschool/K-12

325

Varies

Coed

JK-8

260

18

Coed, college prep, Catholic/Benedictine

6-8

350

15-18

Coed, Catholic

Episcopal, coed

Coed, developmentally based experiential curriculum

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Maria LOWER SCHOOL STUDENT

What is your favorite subject? Science, because we do a lot of experiments and we build and create.

What book are you reading? “Wonderstruck.” It’s a book of pictures and stories and there are two different tales told in the book.

What do you want kids to know about Harker? Our school is very nice because we have different teachers for every single subject and the teachers always have a great way of explaining concepts.

Harker wants to bring out the best in your child across all areas - academic, extracurricular and personal - so that students can discover their passions and make a positive impact on the world. We invite you to learn more about how Harker can inspire your children. Visit our website or contact us! Founded in 1893, The Harker School is a Pre-12, college preparatory school in San Jose that has earned international recognition for its top academics, quality teachers and students’ achievements.

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LANGUAGE PROGRAMS AND ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT Bay Area Arabic School 4000 Middlefield Road, Cubberley Community Center, Wing B & C, Palo Alto Class size: 12-15 Enrollment: 90 Tuition: $120-$180 per quarter depending on program Arabic language, culture for children; optional Islamic religion instruction. 408-462-2120 / admin@bayareaarabicschool.org / bayareaarabicschool.org

German-American School of Palo Alto GAIS Campus, 475 Pope St. Class size: 10-20 Tuition: $1,050 plus $150 non-refundable registration fee (for 30 Saturdays per school year)

• Ages 3-18. German instruction on Saturdays and a summer camp. • 650-520-3646 / contact@gaspa-ca.org / gaspa-ca.org

Hwa Shin Bilingual Chinese School Jordan Middle School, 750 N. California Ave., Palo Alto

• K-12. Bilingual Chinese school for

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Center for a New Generation @ Belle Haven Community School 415 Ivy Drive Class Size: 15 during school year; 20 during the summer Enrollment: 160 during the school year; 140 during summer Tuition: Free. Grades K-8 After-school and summer program run by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula 650-561-3135 / dcruz@pgcp.org / bgcp.org

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Inspired Learners. Inspiring Life.

students who do not speak Mandarin at home. Various days of the week in different locations: in Palo Alto, also at Briones and Fairmeadow elementary schools; in Menlo Park, Oak Knoll Elementary and Hillview Middle schools; and in Atherton, at Laurel and Encinal elementary schools. 408-807-1088 / hwashinschool@yahoo. com / hwashinschool.org

Kumon Math and Reading Center 2730 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

• After-school program for reading and •

math skills. Also located at 1551 El Camino Real, Redwood City, 650-799-4099 650-969-1978 / janetkwei@ikumon.com / kumon.com

Full Day Preschool through Fifth Grade By passionately pursuing core teaching beliefs in ways that set us apart, we create the extraordinary every day at PBS. Visit our campus and learn more about the 10 Things We Know and Love about PBS Campus tours run every Friday starting in late September! admission@phillipsbrooks.org • 650-854-4545 x137 2245 Avy Avenue • Menlo Park, Calif. • www.phillipsbrooks.org

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Early Childhood through 8th-Grade Woodland School is an independent day school located just west of Stanford that offers a balanced approach to learning in a diverse and inclusive environment for students in early childhood through 8th-grade. Woodland School is committed to bringing out the best in each child through the nurturing of both intellect and character. With rich content and an emphasis on student-driven projects, students are empowered and encouraged to be active and engaged learners. Hallmarks: Reggio-Inspired Early Childhood Center, House System, Global Service Learning Trip Abroad, 8th-Grade Capstone Project, Core Virtues Program

Open House and Campus Tours available.

Mathnasium 605 Cambridge Ave. Grades K-12

• Learning center for building math skills and concepts. • 650-321-MATH (6284) / paloalto-menlopark@mathnasium.com / mathnasium. com/paloalto-menlopark

Palo Alto School for Jewish Education (PASJE) 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto Class size: 12-20 Enrollment: 86 Grades K-8, Jewish Sunday School; B’nai Mitzvah class; optional Hebrew. 650-444-2117 / director@pasje.org / pasje.org

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HOME SCHOOLING Homefires 327 Saint Francis St., Redwood City

• Information, resources and support for homeschooling families • 650-365-9425 / homefires.com ADULT SCHOOLS AND HIGH EDUCATION

360 La Cuesta Drive, Portola Valley

650.854.9065 More information: www.woodland-school.org

Cañada College 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City Enrollment: less than 11,000 Class size: 25. Tuition: $46 per unit 650-306-3100 / canadacollege.edu

Foothill College 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills Enrollment: 13,277 Class size: 27 Tuition: $31 per unit for California residents plus basic fees; $152 per unit plus basic fees for out-of-state students 650-949-7777 / 650-949-6950 (Middlefield Road) / foothill.edu

We believe education can be engaging and joyous Valuing: Authentic Interactions • Community Equity • Freedom and Responsibility Meaniful Academics • Play OPEN HOUSES Nursery and Kindergarten October 29 and January 7, 10-11:30 Children welcome SCHOOL TOURS October 13, November 3&10, December 1&8, 11-12:30 Parents only please – registration not required. For an appointment, please call (650) 325-1584, ext. 5 APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 17, 2017

Psychology: $15,947 per quarter for classes; Psy.D.: $16,951 per quarter for classes 800-818-6136 / admissions@paloaltou. edu / paloaltou.edu

Sequoia District Adult School 3247 Middlefield Road Enrollment: 2,000 Class size: Varies Tuition: $20 registration fee for GED, High School Diploma and ESL programs; $40 for Multi-level/Bilingual Computer class session 650-306-8866 / seqsas.org

Sofia University 1069 E. Meadow Circle, Palo Alto Enrollment: 383 Class size: 12-25 Tuition: $16,902-$36,000 per year based on degree program 888-98-SOFIA (76342) / admissions@ sofia.edu / sofia.edu

Stanford Continuing Studies 365 Lasuen St., Stanford Enrollment: 15,000 Class size: 17-200 Tuition: $100-$805 650-725-2650 / continuingstudies@ stanford.edu / continuingstudies. stanford.edu

Stanford University Stanford, California Enrollment: 7,019 undergrads; 9,776 grad students Class size: varies Tuition: $44,184; $13,631 room and board 650-723-2300 / stanford.edu

UC Berkeley Extension 1301 Shoreway Road, Ste. 400, Belmont Enrollment: about 9,000 Class size: 8-25 Tuition: $315-$980 650-594-9623 / info@unex.berkeley.edu / extension.berkeley.edu

Menlo College 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton Enrollment: 750 Class size: 19 Tuition: $38,100 per year; $12,630 room and board per year; $650 student fee. 800-556-3656 / admissions@menlo.edu / menlo.edu

Palo Alto Adult School 50 Embarcadero Road, Room 8, Palo Alto Enrollment: 2,200 Class size: 8-25 Tuition: Free to $231 ESL program is free 650-329-3752 / adultschool@pausd.org / paadultschool.org

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COMMUNITY

SERVICES ASSISTANCE, RESOURCES, SOCIAL SERVICES

Dan Coyle, a Menlo Park fireman, eats lunch with his son, Max, on the back of on old fire engine after having participated in the parade. Photo by Magali Gauthier

From employment programs to mental health services and housing assistance, the greater Menlo Park area has a broad range of resources to help residents address mental health issues, poverty, homelessness and other life challenges.

COUNSELING Adolescent Counseling Services 1717 Embarcadero Road, Ste. 4000, Palo Alto

Suicide & Crisis Hotline 828 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose

• 24/7 crisis line operated by Santa Clara

• Counseling, substance abuse treatment, • LGBTQQ support and mental health •

education to youth and families in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties 650-424-0852 / acs-teens.org

Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley 375 Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto

Individual and family counseling for children, teens and adults; counseling, support groups, social activities and more for LGBTQ youth; adult and adolescent substance abuse treatment and prevention programs; and family violence and abuse prevention services 650-326-6576 / fcservices.org

Kara 457 Kingsley Ave., Palo Alto

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who have recently lost a loved one or who are facing a life-threatening illness; oneon-one peer support or grief therapy 650-321-5272 / kara-grief.org

La Selva Group 206 S. California Ave., Palo Alto

• Part of Momentum for Mental Health;

provides various levels of care, including psychiatry, residential treatment, outpatient program, individual and group therapy, supportive housing, case management and after-care/alumni services 650-617-1759 / thelaselvagroup.org

County Mental Health Department. Counselors listen to callers, provide emotional support and refer services 855-278-4204 / sccgov.org

HEALTH AND SUPPORT SERVICES Arbor Free Clinic Menlo Park VA, 795 Willow Road, Bldg. 334

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medical care, tuberculosis testing and other health screenings for uninsured adults; staffed by volunteer students and doctors Sunday clinic: 650-493-5000 ext. 22222; voicemail: 650-724-1332 / arborclinic@ stanford.edu / arbor.stanford.edu

Bay Area Cancer Connections 2335 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

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Personalized support to people impacted by breast or ovarian cancer; one-on-one and support groups, health library, complementary therapies, life coaching, access to care and more 650-326-6686; toll free: 888-222-4401 / info@bcconnections.org / bcconnections.org

Free at Last 1796 Bay Road, East Palo Alto

Stanford Health Library 211 Quarry Road, Ste. 201, Palo Alto

• Helps more than 4,200 community

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members annually with problems of addiction and the spread of communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS and STDs. Services include bilingual education and intervention, DUI classes, residential treatment, clean and sober living, and outpatient services

free research assistance; book available for check out; multiple locations 650-725-8400 / healthlibrary.stanford.edu

HOMELESS SERVICES

• 650-462-6999 / info@freeatlast.org /

Community Working Group 2507-A Alma St., Palo Alto (mailing address)

Pacific Stroke Association 3801 Miranda Ave., Bldg. 6, A162, Palo Alto

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• 650-565-8485 / support@psastroke.org / pacificstrokeassociation.org

Planned Parenthood 2907 El Camino Real, Redwood City

• Family planning and health services

for women, men and teens; education, pregnancy testing, birth control, HIV testing and general health care; services in English and Spanish

• 650-503-7810 / plannedparenthood.org Ravenswood Family Health Center 1885 Bay Road, East Palo Alto

less and at-risk families and individuals in the Midpeninsula area; housing and rehabilitation services; facilities including the Opportunity Center 650-299-8700 / cwg@communityworkinggroup.org / communityworkinggroup.org

Downtown Streets Team’s Food Closet 425 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto

• Provides food and other items to home•

less and low-income residents of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park, through the help of volunteers and local churches. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 650-325-3663 / streetsteam.org

LifeMoves 181 Constitution Drive

• Housing and supportive services for homeless families and individuals • 650-685-5880 / lifemoves.org

• Primary medical care, behavioral health

Peninsula Healthcare Connection Opportunity Center, 33 Encina Ave., #103, Palo Alto

• 650-330-7400 / ravenswoodfhc.org

• Meets the needs of homeless and at-risk

services, education and social services to low-income and uninsured residents of south San Mateo County

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individuals by providing primary and mental health care and in-depth case management 650-853-0321 / info@peninsulahcc.org / peninsulahcc.org

SOCIAL SERVICES

• Nonprofit women’s center; counseling,

Abilities United 525 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto

• Early intervention; Milestones Preschool; therapy clinic; after-school socialization; computer education; respite; adult day activities; community connections; employment; independent-living skills training; aquatic services 650-494-0550 / abilitiesunited.org

• A nonprofit that provides emergency

Inclusive programs for children, youth and adults with special needs; early intervention and therapy; preschools, support services, social communication education for youth, vocational training 650-259-8500 / info@gatepath.org / gatepath.org

• Range of services for the Redwood Cityarea community provided by Redwood City staff and nonprofit agencies; child care and preschool, education services, emergency food and shelter, immigration and citizenship services, referrals, senior programs and more offered

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• 650-780-7500 / redwoodcity.org

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food, clothing, household necessities, support programs and referral services to people in need in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Palo Alto; hot meals on Wednesdays at St. Francis of Assisi Church in East Palo Alto 650-323-7781 / info@ehpcares.org / ehpcares.org

Fair Oaks Community Center 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City

Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired 3200 Hillview Ave., 120, Palo Alto

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free mentoring, career and relocation support, classes, activities, groups, lectures, educational seminars 650-473-0664 / info@deborahspalm. com / deborahspalm.org

Ecumenical Hunger Program 2411 Pulgas Ave., East Palo Alto

Community Gatepath 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Ste.123, Redwood City

Jewish Family and Children’s Services Koret Family Resource Center, 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto

• Counseling services; case-management;

Deborah’s Palm 555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto

SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

helpful products; computer and Braille classes 650-858-0202 / vistacenter.org

Neighborhood associations

elder-care consultation; home-care services. Parents Place services include parent education, clinical services, special needs information and drop-in center; sliding scale 650-688-3030 / jfcs.org

• 24-hour Child Abuse and Neglect

Hotline to report known or suspected abuse of children up to age 18 in San Mateo County 650-802-7922, 800-632-4615 / jlindner@ smchsa.org / hsa.smcgov.org/childprotective-services

Portola Valley Ladera Ladera Community Association, www.laderaonline.org

Westridge Westridge Architectural Supervising Committee, Bill Dewes, secretary, 650-851-2605

• Partners with hundreds of nonprofit

Woodside Highlands Woodside Highlands Improvement Association, Jean Isaacson, president, 650-851-4494

agencies to provide food at more than 770 sites, including pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and after-school programs 650-610-0800; 800-984-3663 (food); 866-234-3663 (donations) / shfb.org

Portola Valley Ranch Portola Valley Ranch Association, pvranch.org Woodside Kings Mountain/Skyline Kings Mountain Association, kingsmountainonline.com

St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room 3500 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park

• Hot lunch program six days each week; •

Menlo Oaks Menlo Oaks District Association, www.menlo-oaks.org

Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde Los Trancos Woods Community Association, lostrancoswoods.org; Vista Verde Community Association, www. vistaverdepv.org

Second Harvest Food Bank 1051 Bing St., San Carlos

Lloyden Park Lloyden Park Homeowners’ Association, David Barca, president, 650314-7201, dbarca@pacunion.com Menlo Park Fair Oaks Fair Oaks Beautification Association, www.fobaneighbors.org

San Mateo County Child Protective Services

Atherton Lindenwood Lindenwood Homes Association, www.lindenwoodhomes.org

groceries and produce distribution; publichealth nurse on site one day a week for referrals (no appointment necessary) 650-365-9664 / paduadiningroom.com

Woodside Hills Woodside Hills Homes Association, www.woodsidehills.org Emerald Hills Emerald Hills Homeowners Association, www. emeraldhillshomeowners.org

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Restaurants American: Menlo Grill and Bistro Bar 100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park Casual Dining: Cafe Borrone, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park Chinese Restaurant: Chef Kwan’s, 630 Menlo Ave., Menlo Park Dine With Kids: Buck’s of Woodside, 3062 Woodside Road, Woodside French Restaurant: Left Bank, 635 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park Italian Restaurant: Carpaccio, 1120 Crane St., Menlo Park New Restaurant: Mademoiselle Colette, 816 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park Best Outdoor Dining: Cafe Borrone, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park Best Romantic Restaurant: The Village Pub, 2967 Woodside Road, Woodside

Food & Drink Bakery: Martha’s Pastries, 325 Sharon Park Drive, Menlo Park Breakfast: Stacks, 600 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park Dessert: Mademoiselle Colette, 816 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park Hamburgers: Jeffrey’s Hamburgers, 888 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt: Baskin-Robbins, 863 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park Independent Coffee/Tea House: Cafe Borrone, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park Pizza: Applewood, 1001 El Camino Real, Menlo Park Place to Buy Meat: Draeger’s, 1010 University Drive, Menlo Park Sandwiches: Woodside Deli, 1453 Woodside Road, Redwood City Takeout: LuLu’s on the Alameda, 3539 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park

Services: Auto Repair, Portola Valley Garage, 4170 Alpine Road, Portola Valley Day Spa: Watercourse Way, 165 Channing Ave., Palo Alto Barber: Menlo Park Barber Shop, 2100 Avy Ave., Menlo Park Dry Cleaner: Ladera Cleaners, 3130 Alpine Road, Ladera Fitness Classes: Studio Rincon, 3536 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park Florist: Ladera Garden & Gifts, 3130 Alpine Road, Ladera Gym: Studio Rincon, 3536 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park

Hair Salon: Habibi’s Hair Salon 1925 Menalto Ave., Menlo Park Hotel: Stanford Park Hotel, 100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park Manicure/Pedacure: A Touch of Elegance, 1150 Crane St., Menlo Park Plumber: Guy Plumbing, 1265 El Camino Real, Menlo Park Yoga: Studio Rincon, 3536 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park Bicycle Shop: Menlo Velo Bicycles, 433 El Camino Real, Menlo Park Bookstore: Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park Boutique: Shady Lane, 325 Sharon Park Drive, Menlo Park Floor Covering: Menlo Flooring & Design, 905 El Camino Real, Menlo Park Framing Store: University Art, 2550 El Camino Real, Redwood City Gift Shop: Shady Lane, 325 Sharon Park Drive, Menlo Park Grocery Store: Draeger’s, 1010 University Drive, Menlo Park Hardware Store: Menlo Park Ace Hardware, 700 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park Home decor & Furnishing: Flegel’s 870 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park Jewelry Store: Shady Lane, 325 Sharon Park Drive, Menlo Park

Nursery: Ladera Garden & Gifts 3130 Alpine Road, Ladera Pet Store: The Pet Place, 777 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park Produce: Menlo Park Farmers’ Market, Chestnut Street, between Santa Cruz and Menlo avenues, Menlo Park Shoe Store: Fleet Feet, 859 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park Specialty Store: Penseys Spices, 771 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park

Fun Stuff Happy Hour: Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar, at Stanford Park Hotel, 100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park Live Music: Freewheel Brewing Company 3736 Florence St., Redwood City Place for a Date: Flea Street Cafe, 3607 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park Place to Meet People: Cafe Borrone, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

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ATHERTON, MENLO PARK, PORTOLA VALLEY AND WOODSIDE

Cowden Colt attempts to stay on his bucking bronco at the Woodside Junior Rodeo. Photo by Brenten Brandenburg

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, baseball and soccer fields, a skate park and a gymnastics center. Menlo Park City Council Chambers 701 Laurel St. The Menlo Park City Council generally meets on alternating Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the council chambers. Agendas, minutes and staff reports are posted on the city’s website at menlopark. org/agendacenter. 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 / admcintyre@menlopark.org Assistant to City Manager: Chip Taylor, 650-330-6617 / cjcurtin@menlopark.org City Attorney: Bill McClure, 650-330-6610 / wlm@jsmf.com City Clerk: Pam Aguilar, 650-330-6621 / piaguilar@menlopark.org Police Chief: Robert Jonsen, 650-3306326 / rjonsen@menlopark.org Community Services Director: Cherise Brandell, 650-330-6618 / cebrandell@ menlopark.org Community Development Director: Arlinda Heineck, 650-330-6715 / aaheineck@menlopark.org 54 • Info Menlo www.AlmanacNews.com

Administrative Services Director: Nick Pegueros, 650-330-6619 / nmpegueros@ menlopark.org Library Director: Susan Holmer, 650-3302510 / seholmer@menlopark.org Human Resources Manager: Lenka Diaz, 650-330-6670 / lddiaz@menlopark.org Public Works Director: Justin Murphy, 650-330-6725 / jicmurphy@menlopark.org

MENLO PARK PLANNING COMMISSIONERS Katherine Strehl, chair. Term ends 2017. 650-326-7246 Drew Combs, vice chair. Term ends 2018. 650-924-1890 Andrew Barnes, Term ends 2020. 415505-0757 Henry Riggs, Term ends 2020. 650-327-6198 Susan Goodhue, Term ends 2019 John Onken, Term ends 2019 Larry Kahle, Term ends 2018 The Planning Commission meets twice a month on Mondays (exact schedule varies) at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St.

• Staff contact: Thomas Rogers, 650-330-6722 OTHER MENLO PARK COMMISSIONS Bicycle Commission Staff contact: Kristiann Choy, 650-330-6772 Environmental Quality Commission Staff contact: Heather Abrams, 650-330-6765 Housing Commission Staff contact: Jim Cogan, 650-330-6614 Library Commission Staff contact: Nick Szegda, 650-330-2506

Parks & Recreation Commission Staff contact: Derek Schweigart, 650-330-2267 Transportation Commission Staff contact: Rene Baile, 650-330-6770

at menlopark.org/crimestats. Front desk hours: Mon-Thu 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; every other Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; report a crime 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

MENLO PARK CITY SERVICES

emergency) Belle Haven Police Substation 871 Hamilton Ave. No set hours, but it is generally open Mon-Thurs 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., with intermittent closures.

Menlo Park Library 800 Alma St. Mon, Wed 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tues noon-9 p.m.; Thu, Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun noon-5 p.m.

• 911 (emergency) / 650-330-6300 (non-

• 650-330-2500; reference: 650-330-2520; • 650-330-6370 children: 650-330-2530; outreach services: John Weaver, 650-330-2532; Project Read: Roberta Roth, 650-330-2525

menloparklibrary.org Friends of the Menlo Park Library

650-330-2521 / friendsmpl.org Belle Haven Branch Library 413 Ivy Drive 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. Community policing program encompasses basic crime prevention, neighborhood watches and home-security checks, and deals with neighborhood and traffic issues. Special programs include an earthquakepreparedness 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

Arrillaga Family Recreation Center 700 Alma St. 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 info.

650-330-2200 Arrillaga Family Gymnastics Center 600 Alma St. 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 info.

650-330-2220 Menlo Park Teen Services 100 Terminal Ave. Though there is no teen-specific program offered year-round through the city, there is a subsidized summer camp called "Sky’s the Limit" for 6-8th graders and year-round enrichment classes for all ages noon to 8 p.m. Mon-Fri at the Onetta Harris Community Center, 100 Terminal Ave. The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula offers activities and academic support at:

• Menlo Park Clubhouse. 401 Pierce Rd. K-12. Mon-Fri 3 - 8 p.m. • Menlo-Atherton High School. 555


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Middlefield Rd., Atherton. 3:15 - 5 p.m. Mon-Thurs for 9th graders and TuesWed for 10-12th graders.

• 650-330-2245 / menlopark.org Belle Haven Pool 100 Terminal Ave. Open year-round. Mon, Fri 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Tues-Thurs 7 a.m.-7p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sundays.

• 650-330-2237 Burgess Pool 501 Laurel St. Mon-Fri 6 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat, Sun 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

• 650-328-7946 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 / recologysanmateocounty.com

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

Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

• 650-323-2701 BELLE HAVEN COMMUNITY CENTER COMPLEX Onetta M. Harris Community Center 100 Terminal Ave. 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., closed weekends but facility rentals are available. Free computer lab open Mon-Fri 1-7:30 p.m.

Menlo Park Branch, 3875 Bohannon Drive. Mon-Fri 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oak Grove Station, 655 Oak Grove Ave. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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 / grodericks@ci.atherton.ca.us Police Chief: Ed Flint, 650-752-0508 / eflint@ci.atherton.ca.us City Attorney: William B. Conners, 650752-0546 / wconners@ci.atherton.ca.us

Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. 650-752-0544

OTHER ATHERTON COMMISSIONS & COMMITTEES Park & Recreation Commission Staff contact: Steve Tyler, 650-752-0541 Atherton Rail Committee Staff contact: Mike Kashiwagi, 650-752-0532 Transportation Committee Staff contact: Sgt. Anthony Kockler, 650-752-0502.

ATHERTON ADVISORY/STUDY COMMITTEES

City Clerk and Assistant to the City Manager: Theresa DellaSanta, 650-7520529 / tdellasanta@ci.atherton.ca.us

Atherton Heritage Association 94 Ashfield Road in the council chambers building, Atherton; Tue 10 a.m.-noon. Contact: Marion Oster, 650-688-6540

Public Works Department Mike Kashiwagi, director. 650-752-0532 / mkashiwagi@ci.atherton.ca.us

Holbrook-Palmer Park Foundation 650-752-0536 / hppfoundation.org Friends of Holbrook-Palmer Park

• 650-330-2245

Building Department 650-752-0560

• info@friendsofhpp.org / friendsofhol-

Belle Haven Child Development Center 100 Terminal Ave. Children ages 3-5 are offered multicultural learning experiences in an environment with a teacher/child ratio of 1:8. Families may be eligible for tuition subsidies. Breakfast, lunch and a snack are served daily. Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Finance Director: Robert Barron, 650752-0552 / rbarron@ci.atherton.ca.us

• 650-322-4578 Menlo Park Senior Center 110 Terminal Ave. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Please see listing under Seniors in the Community section.

• 650-330-2270 Public Officials (page 59): Menlo Park and Menlo Park Fire Protection District

Menlo Park post offices

• West Menlo Park Branch, 2120 Avy Ave.

ATHERTON PLANNING COMMISSIONERS Randy Lamb, Term ends 2019 Eric Lane, vice chair. Term ends 2020 JoAnn Byrne Sockolov, Term ends 2019 Paul Tonelli, Term ends 2017 Nancy Lerner, Term ends 2020

ATHERTON ATHERTON TOWN HALL 91 Ashfield Road at Dinkelspiel Station

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

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ATHERTON TOWN SERVICES Atherton Police Department 83 Ashfield Road, Atherton. In addition to crime prevention and other services, the town’s police department offers security inspections and suggestions to ensure protection. Residents may connect their home alarms directly to the police department. It also performs home checks during vacations.

• 911 (emergency); 650-323-6131 (via

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ing 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

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 and six tennis courts are located there. Rooms can be rented for meetings, social events and weddings, including an outdoor wedding arbor and an event garden. A one-mile walking/fitness path follows the perimeter of the park.

• 650-752-0534 / Julie Siminin, jsimonin@ ci.atherton.ca.us

emergency) / Fire Prevention Bureau: 650-688-8425 Atherton garbage and curbside recycling service Recology San Mateo County. Billing info: Recology San Mateo County, 610 Elm St., Ste. 202, San Carlos, CA 94070.

• 650-802-3500 / recologysanmateo-

county.com 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 Friends of the Atherton Library

• 650-328-2422 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 Holbrook-Palmer Park 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton. Recreational, cultural and social activities take place on the grounds and

PORTOLA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION Members: Judith Hasko, chair; Denise Gilbert; Nicholas Targ; Nate McKitterick; 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.

• planningcommission@portolavalley.net PORTOLA VALLEY ARCHITECTURAL & SITE CONTROL COMMISSION

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Town Attorney: Leigh Prince, 650-324-9300

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

765 Portola Road. Town Council and commissions meet in the renovated 1909 Historic Schoolhouse. The 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 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m.

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

• ascc@portolavalley.net

portolavalley.net Portola Valley town staff: 650-851-1701 Town Council: Please see Public Officials section. Town Manager: Jeremy Dennis, Ext. 215 Town Clerk: Sharon Hanlon, Ext. 210 Town Planner: Debbie Pedro, Ext. 218 Public Works Director: Howard Young, Ext. 214 Assistant Planner: Carol Borck, Ext. 211 Planning Technician: CheyAnne Brown, Ext. 216 Sustainability & Special Projects Manager: Brandi de Garmeaux, Ext. 222

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, CA 94063.

• 911 (emergency) / 650-363-4911 (non-

emergency) Portola Valley fire services Fire protection and enforcement of codes are provided by the Woodside Fire Protection District. See Public Officials section for more info.

• 911 (emergency) / 650-851-1594 (non-

emergency) /woodsidefire.org Portola Valley garbage and curbside recycling service Run by GreenWaste

Recovery. Administrative address: 1500 Berger Drive, San Jose, CA 95112. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

650-568-9900 / 408-283-4800 Portola Valley Town Center classes

Town Hall: 650-851-1701 ext. 200 Portola Valley volunteer committees For more info, go to the Town Government link at portolavalley.net or call Town Hall at 650-851-1701. Bicycle, Pedestrian & Traffic Safety Committee Cable & Utilities Undergrounding Committee Cultural Arts Committee Conservation Committee Emergency Preparedness Committee Finance Committee Geologic Safety Committee Historic Resources Committee Nature & Science Committee Open Space Acquisition Advisory Committee Parks & Recreation Committee Public Works Committee Sustainability Committee Trails And Paths Committee Water Conservation Committee Portola Valley Library 765 Portola Road. Mon-Thu 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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WOODSIDE PLANNING COMMISSIONERS Aydan Kutay, chair District 5. Term ends February 2020 Grant Huberty, vice chair District 3. Term ends February 2018 William Fender, District 7. Term ends February 2020 Kurt C. Calia, District 1. Term ends February 2020 Marilyn Voelke, District 2. Term ends February 2019 Adolph Rosekrans, District 4. Term ends February 2018 Elizabeth L. Hobson, District 6. Term ends February 2019 The Planning Commission’s regular meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Independence Hall, Woodside Road and Whiskey Hill Road, Woodside.

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WOODSIDE ARCHITECTURAL AND SITE REVIEW BOARD 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 Road and Whiskey Hill Road, Woodside.

• Town Clerk: 650-851-6790 OTHER WOODSIDE COMMITTEES For more information about committees, contact the Town Clerk at 650-851-6790. Arts & Culture Committee Audit Committee Circulation Committee Emergency Preparedness Committee History Committee Livestock and Equestrian Heritage Committee Open Space Committee Public Safety Committee Recreation Committee Sustainability and Conservation Committee Trails Committee

WOODSIDE TOWN SERVICES Woodside police services Provided by San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office under contract. Hall of Justice and Records, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063.

• 911 (emergency) / 650-363-4911 (non-

emergency) Woodside fire service Fire protection and enforcement of codes are provided by the Woodside Fire Protection District. See Public Officials section for more info. 911 (emergency) / 650-851-1594 (nonemergency) / woodsidefire.org Woodside garbage and curbside recycling service Run by GreenWaste Recovery. Administrative address: 1500 Berger Drive, San Jose, CA 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.; FriSat 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

• 650-851-0147 / smcl.org 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.


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The Menlo Park Fire District parade makes its way down Santa Cruz Avenue. Photo by Magali Gauthier

TOWN OF ATHERTON TOWN HALL

CITY OF MENLO PARK CITY HALL

TOWN OF PORTOLA VALLEY

91 Ashfield Road, Atherton, CA 94027

701 Laurel St., Menlo Park, CA 94025

• 2016-17 town operating budget: $12 million • 650-752-0500 / ci.atherton.ca.us

• 2016-17 general fund budget: $66.8 mil- 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA lion; total budget: $112.7 million 94028 • 650-330-6600 / city.council@menlopark. • 2016-17 town operating budget: $4.4 org, menlopark.org million • 650-851-1701 / towncenter@portolaval-

ATHERTON COUNCIL MEMBERS Elizabeth Lewis, mayor. Term ends November 2016. 650-533-8830 / elewis@ ci.atherton.ca.us

MENLO PARK CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS Rich Cline, mayor. Term ends November 2018. 650-207-1677

Mike Lempres, vice mayor. Term ends November 2018. 650-690-6661 / mlempres@ci.atherton.ca.us

Kirsten Keith, mayor pro tempore. Term ends November 2018. 650-308-4618

Rick DeGolia, Term ends November 2018. 650-793-2800 / rdegolia@ci.atherton.ca.us

Catherine Carlton, Term ends November 2016. 650-575-4523

Bill Widmer, Term ends November 2018. 650-530-0078 / bwidmer@ci.atherton.ca.us

Ray Mueller, Term ends November 2016. 650-776-8995

Cary Wiest, Term ends November 2016. 650-357-7122.

Peter Ohtaki, Term ends November 2018. 650-328-0300

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. Study sessions are held on the first Wednesday of the month in the same location 4-6 p.m.

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, menlopark.org. 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.

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PORTOLA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL Maryann Derwin, mayor. Term ends November 2017. mderwin@portolavalley.net Craig Hughes, vice mayor. Term ends November 2017. chughes@portolavalley.net Jeff Aalfs, Term ends November 2019. jaalfs@portolavalley.net John Richards, Term ends November 2017. jrichards@portolavalley.net Ann Wengert, Term ends November 2019. awengert@portolavalley.net The Town Council meets at 7 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: Jeremy Dennis

ATHERTON TOWN STAFF City Manager: George Rodericks, 650752-0504 Assistant to the City Manager and City Clerk: Theresa DellaSanta, 650-752-0529 Police Chief: Ed Flint, 650-688-6500

MENLO PARK CITY STAFF City Manager: Alex McIntyre, 650-3306610 / admcintyre@menlopark.org

TOWN OF WOODSIDE TOWN HALL 2955 Woodside Road, P.O. Box 620005, Woodside, CA 94062

• 2016-17 town operating and capital improvements budget: $6.68 million. • 650-851-6790 / woodsidetown.org WOODSIDE COUNCIL MEMBERS Deborah Gordon, mayor. District 2. Term ends November 2017. 650-851-1642 / d.c.gordon@woodsidetown.org Tom Livermore, mayor pro tem. District 5. Term ends November 2019. t.livermore@ woodsidetown.org Daniel Yost, District 1. Term ends November 2019. d.yost@woodsidetown.org Chris Shaw, District 3. Term ends November 2019. 650-823-9193 / c.shaw@ woodsidetown.org Dave Tanner, District 4. Term ends November 2017. 650-851-4918 / d.tanner@ woodsidetown.org Anne Kasten, District 6. Term ends November 2017. 650-867-5002 / a.kasten@ woodsidetown.org Peter Mason, District 7. Term ends November 2019. 650-851-8818 / p.mason@ woodsidetown.org 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 Road and Whiskey Hill Road, Woodside. All correspondence should be sent to Town Hall.

• 650-851-6790 / agenda hotline: 650306-0327

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MENLO PARK FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

WOODSIDE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

170 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park 94025

3111 Woodside Road, Woodside 94062

• Emergencies: 911; business: 650-688-

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8400, Mon-Thu 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fire Prevention Bureau: 650-688-8425 / menlofire.org

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Fire Chief: Dan Ghiorso

Fire Chief: Harold Schapelhouman

2016-17 budget: $14.7 million

2016-17 operations budget: $43 million.

Fire stations: Headquarters: 808 Portola Road, Portola Valley (650-851-1594); 135 Portola Road, Portola Valley (650-8511626); 4091 Jefferson Ave., unincorporated San Mateo County (650-368-2155).

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, Menlo Park Fire District

Board of Directors: Patrick Cain, John Gardner, Matt Miller

• 650-851-1594 / chief@woodsidefire.org

Rob Silano, president. Term ends November 2019. roberts@menlofire.org

STATE GOVERNMENT

Peter Carpenter, vice president. Term ends November 2017. pcarpenter@menlofire.org Virginia Chang Kiraly, director. Term ends November 2019. virginiacki@menlofire.org

STATE SENATE Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo)

District 13. Term expires 2016. First elected to this office in 2012.

Rex Ianson, director. Term ends November 2017. rexfordi@menlofire.org

• District office: 1528 S. El Camino Real,

Chuck Bernstein, director. Term ends November 2017. cbernstein@menlofire.org

• 650-212-3313 / sd13.senate.ca.gov

• 650-688-8400

Ste. 303, San Mateo, CA 94402.

STATE ASSEMBLY Rich Gordon (D-Menlo Park)

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Commission secretary: Heather Hardy Planning and Building Department director: Jim Eggemeyer

COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION 455 County Center, 4th floor, Redwood City, CA 94063

• 650-363-4020 / parksandrecreation@ smcgov.org / smcoparks.org

Commission members: Michael J. Cooney, Marico C. Enriquez, Neil Merrilees, Meda Okelo, Barbara Bonilla, Kevin Huo Cailan Cumming (Youth Commission)

SAN MATEO COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION 101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065.

• 650-802-5300 / smcoe.org Board members:, Jim Cannon, president; Joe E. Ross, vice president; Susan Alvaro; Hector Camacho Jr.; Beverly Gerard; Rod Hsiao; Ted Lempert. County Superintendent: Anne E. Campbell County Office of Education staff: Marcia Serpa-Garcia, Marco Chavez

OTHER ELECTED COUNTY OFFICERS Assessor/County Clerk-Recorder: Mark Church, 650-363-4988 / smcare.org

SPECIAL DISTRICTS MIDPENINSULA REGIONAL OPEN SPACE DISTRICT District address: 330 Distel Circle, Los Altos, CA 94022

650-691-1200 / openspace.org General Manager: Steve Abbors. 2016-17 total budget: $58.1 million Pete Siemens, Ward 1, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga. Term ends November 2018 Yoriko Kishimoto, Board President, Ward 2 Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Palo Alto, Stanford, Sunnyvale. Term ends November 2018 Jed Cyr, Ward 3, Sunnyvale. Term ends November 2016 Curt Riffle, Board Treasurer, Ward 4, Los Altos, Mountain View. Term ends November 2016 Nonette Hanko, Ward 5, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park Palo Alto, Staford. Term ends November 2018 Larry Hassett, Board Vice President, Ward 6, Atherton, La Honda, Loma Mar, Menlo Park, Pescadero, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Gregorio, Woodside. Term ends November 2018 Cecily Harris, Board Secretary, Ward 7 El Granada, Half Moon Bay, Montara, Moss Beach, Redwood City, San Carlos, Woodside. Term ends November 2016

• District office: 5050 El Camino Real, Ste.

Tax Collector-Treasurer: Sandie Arnott, 650-363-4142 (Tax Collector), 650-363-4580, (Treasurer Division) / smcgov.org/tax

• 650-691-2121 / asmdc.org

Controller: Juan Raigoza, 650-363-4777 / smcgov.org/controller

3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402

Sheriff: Carlos Bolanos, Administration: 650-216-7676; non-emergency dispatch: 650-363-4911 / smcsheriff.com

Chancellor: Ron Galatolo

117, Los Altos, CA 94022.

SAN MATEO COUNTY GOVERNMENT COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES 400 County Center (entrance at corner of Hamilton Avenue and Bradford Street), Redwood City, CA 94063 County’s fiscal year 2016-17 operating budget: $2.6 billion

• 650-363-4000 / smcgov.org SAN MATEO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Dave Pine, District 1. Term ends January 2017. 650-363-4571 Carole Groom, District 2. Term ends January 2019. 650-363-4568 Don Horsley, District 3. Term ends January 2019. 650-363-4569 Warren Slocum, District 4. Term ends January 2017. 650-363-4570 Adrienne Tissier, District 5. Term ends January 2017. 650-363-4572

• 650-363-4653 / smcgov.org COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION 455 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063

• 650-363-1859 / planning-commission@

smcgov.org Commission members: Steve Dworetzky, Frederick Hansson, Zoe Kersteen-Tucker, Manuel Ramirez, Laurie Simonson

District Attorney: Stephen Wagstaffe, 650-363-4636 / smcgov.org/DA Coroner: Robert J. Foucrault, 650-3125562 / smcgov.org/coroner

OTHER COUNTY OFFICERS & SERVICES

SAN MATEO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

• 650-574-6550 / http://smccd.edu SEQUOIA HEALTHCARE DISTRICT 525 Veterans Blvd., Redwood City, CA 94063

• 650-421-2155 / lmichelson@sequoia-

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Board of Directors

County Manager: John L. Maltbie, 650363-4121

Art Faro, president. Term ends 2018. ajtr3@ comcast.net

County Counsel: John Beiers, 650-363-4775

Katie Kane, vice president. Term ends 2016. kkane@sequoiahealthcaredistrict.com

Health System: Louise F. Rogers, chief 650-573-2532 / smchealth.org

Kim Griffin, secretary/treasurer. Term ends 2016. pedihearts@sbcglobal.net

Housing Department: Ken Cole, director 650-802-5024.

Jack Hickey, director. Term ends 2018. jhickey@sequoiahealthcaredistrict.com

Human Resources Department: Donna Vaillancourt, director. 650-363-4343

Jerry Shefren, director. Term ends 2018. gshefren@sequoiahealthcaredistrict.com

Human Services Agency: Iliana Rodriguez, director. 650-802-7500

SEWER DISTRICTS

Planning and Building Department: Jim Eggemeyer, director. Planning: 650-363416; building: 650-599-7311

500 Laurel St., Menlo Park, CA 94025

Probation Department: John T. Keene Jr., chief probation officer. 650-312-8816

• 650-321-0384 / info@westbaysanitary.

Public Works Department: James C. Porter, director. 650-363-4100

Board of Directors:

San Mateo Medical Center: Dr. Chester Kunnappilly, interim chief executive officer. 650-573-2222 / sanmateomedicalcenter.org

Fran Dehn, secretary. Term ends 2019

Superior Court: Rodina Catalano, court executive officer/jury commissioner. 650261-5016 / sanmateocourt.org

WEST BAY SANITARY DISTRICT org, westbaysanitary.org

Edward P. Moritz, president. Term ends 2017 David Walker, treasurer. Term ends 2019 Roy Thiele-Sardinaña, director. Term ends 2017 George Otte, director. Term ends 2017


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