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The Pilot -- November 2011 Issue

The Pilot -- November 2011 Issue

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Find out the latest about what's going on in our neighborhoods with this month's issue of Redwood Shores Community Association's monthly newsletter, The Pilot.
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Volume 41 Number 11

Redwood Shores Community Association

earthquake, you CAN prepare your home and family. To help prepare for such a disaster, the Redwood Inside this issue of the PILOT you will find a Disaster Shores Community Association (RSCA) is devoting Signal Card — green on one side and red on the other. this issue of The PILOT to Disaster Preparedness. In this issue you will find information on: • Making a family disaster plan • Creating a Go Bag • Getting Information during a disaster • Preparing your home for a big Shake • Creating an Emergency Supply Kit • Preparing pets for a disaster • Preparedness at our schools



November 2011

KEEP THIS CARD WHERE YOU CAN GET TO IT EASILY! Everyone who lives in Redwood Shores knows that the possibility of a major disaster is real. Although there are several possible causes of a future disaster, the greatest threat is from an earthquake. The 1906 San Francisco earthquake was a once in a hundred year quake which means that we are now overdue for another major quake. Although there is nothing we can do to prevent an
• Sunday, December 11th Santa Comes to the Shores, 1 to 4pm Redwood Shores Library

RSCA Calendar

• Friday, December 16th Light Up the Shores, Final Judging

Please remove the Signal Card from this magazine and read the instructions. On Saturday, November 12th, Redwood Shores CERT will hold a Disaster Signal Card drill. Residents are asked to “Show Your Cards” (GREEN side only!) that day so they can be seen from the street. On that day CERT teams will practice surveying our neighborhoods. We urge all residents to cooperate with this local disaster drill.

In addition to informative articles dealing with preparedness, RSCA is providing a new Disaster Signal Card which will allow residents to signal for help when landline telephone, cell phone and on line communications are not working. This tool for Redwood Shores will improve the ability of first responders such as fire and police departments as well as our Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) to quickly identify homes in need of help.

• Instructions on when and how to turn off your gas

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270 Redwood Shores Parkway, PMB #205 Redwood Shores, CA 94065 - 1173 rsca.org

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DEADLINES DEADLINES!!! The deadline for the December Issue of the Pilot is 14th to the 21st of November

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The opinions published in the Pilot are those of the authors and not the expressions of RSCA unless so officially designated.

THE PILOT is a monthly publication of the Redwood Shores Community Association (RSCA). Circulation: 6,000 Redwood Shores Households & Businesses

President’s Memo, Membership Application Disaster Preparedness, Getting Ready How To Turn off Gas, California Shakeout More On Preparing Your Pets for Disaster Flu Shots Sandpiper School Preparedness Therapist’s Corner Ice Skating Rink, Chiropractic Therapy SAMTRANS Opportunities Energy Rebate, Black Friday RWS Library News Save The Music Neighborhood Networking Disaster Preparedness, Day In Day Out Are Your Animals Prepared Thanksgiving Thoughts Your Pet Sitter Needs A Vacation Food, Wine

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Be Prepared!

Redwood Shores is an island. We live in a community that is physically separated from our Belmont, San Carlos, and Redwood City neighbors by water on three sides and a multi-lane freeway on the fourth. Our access to the outside world uses two overpasses that could become inaccessible in a large seismic event. Although we have a fire station located here in the Shores, we need to assume that – in response to a large earthquake or other emergency – ALL Your Redwood Shores Community Association (RSCA) is entirely a volunteer organization. We depend on your membership dollars to support our local events and community activities throughout the year.

This issue of The PILOT is about things you and your family need to do to get prepared for an emergency. It might be a big earthquake, or it could be some other natural or manmade disaster. Some of the things in this issue are about being prepared for a large scale disaster like “the big one”, but others are things that could help you recover from a more local event like a house fire.

Presidentʼs Memo for November 2011

These simple facts mean that all Shores residents should plan for such emergency events as though we will be without the most basic services for some period of time. Use the articles in this issue of the PILOT to plan and get your household ready. In the words of the Boy Scouts’ motto…

We are fortunate to have an airport which – if undamaged – would likely be heavily used for local emergency relief services. But we can’t even rely on that.

area fire & police resources will be pulled toward hospitals or other city centers deemed more critical than our local neighborhoods. This may not be what we would want, but it IS the reality.

by Harris Rogers

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Support RSCA with your membership


Look at the calendar of RSCA events on the front page of the PILOT to see just a few of the things we do for the Shores community. And the list of things that we “could”

Please join your neighbors in supporting RSCA with your 2012 membership.

be doing – things we would like to be doing – continues to grow along with Redwood Shores.

Simply fill in your contact information on the form below, then mail it along with your check for $35.

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Where will your family be when disaster strikes? They could be anywhere: at work; at school; or in the car. How will you find each other? Will you know if your children are safe? Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services – water, gas, electricity, telephones, cable and internet were cut off? Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away. Families can - and do - cope with disaster by preparing in advance and working together as a team. Follow the following steps to create your family’s disaster plan. Knowing what to do is your best protection and your responsibility.

Your Family Disaster Plan

Disaster Preparedness

A component of your disaster kit is your Go-bag. Put the following items together in a backpack or another easy to carry container in case you must evacuate quickly. Prepare one Go-bag for each family member and make sure each has an I.D. tag. You may not be at home when an emergency strikes so keep some additional supplies in your car or at work, considering what you would need for your immediate safety.

Go Bag

1. Meet with your family and discuss why you need to prepare for disaster. Discuss the types of disasters that are most likely to happen. Explain what to do in each case. 2. Pick two places to meet: right outside of your house, by a tree or street light and a second meeting place outside of your neighborhood, at a friend’s home, for example. In case you can’t return home, everyone must know the address and phone number. 3. Ask an out-of-state friend to be your “family contact”. After a disaster, it’s often easier to call long distance. All family members should call this person and tell them where they are. Everyone must know your contact’s phone number. 4. Quiz your kids every six months so they remember what to do.

Keep enough supplies in your home to survive on your own, or shelter in place, for at least three days. If possible, keep these materials in an easily accessible, separate container or special cupboard. One possibility is to store all the emergency supplies in large, black garbage bags in a clean, rain proof garbage can stored outside in a secure location. Check expiration dates of food and update your kits when you change your clock during daylight-savings time. Here is a starter list for your kit. Add to it to meet the special needs of your family.

Emergency Supply Kit

* One gallon of drinking water per person per day * Non-perishable, ready-to-eat canned foods and a can opener * First aid kit * Flashlight * Battery-operated AM/FM radio with extra batteries * Whistle * Iodine tablets or one quart of unscented bleach for disinfecting water * Personal hygiene items: soap, toilet paper, large black garbage bags, feminine hygiene products, toothbrush and toothpaste, etc. * Child care supplies or other special care items * Blankets or sleeping bags

Preparing Your Home For A Big Shake

* Flashlight * Radio – battery operated * Batteries * Whistle * Dust masks * Pocket knife * Emergency cash in small denominations and quarters for phone calls * Sturdy shoes, a change of clothes, and a warm hat * Local map * Some water and food * Permanent marker, paper and tape * Photos of family members and pets for re-identification purposes * List of emergency contact phone numbers * List of allergies to any drug (especially antibiotics) or food * Copy of health insurance, identification cards, ATM & credit cards, passports, etc. * Extra prescription eye glasses, hearing aid or other vital personal items * Prescription medications * Toothbrush and toothpaste * Extra keys to your house and vehicle * Trash bags, toilet paper * Matches * First aid kit * Any special-needs items for children, seniors or people with disabilities. Don’t forget to make a Go-bag for your pets.

* Install a fire extinguisher near your kitchen and learn how to use it. * Check that all tall furniture (book shelves, china cabinets, etc.) are anchored to the wall * Use “earthquake picture hooks” for all pictures/wall hangings above beds * Check that your water heater is strapped to the wall. * Install child locks on the doors of cabinets where you store your best dishes. * After an earthquake, your escape doors may be stuck. Buy an inexpensive pry bar, store it in your house and use it to force open the door.

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Backs to open space for added privacy. 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, family room adjacent to kitchen, dramatic foyer, grand living room with sky-high ceilings and windows, supersized master suite with views of the water & open space, air conditioned. Walk to Sandpiper School/Community Center and enjoy the walking/jogging/biking paths. 2,560 sq. ft.

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If you are in the house and smell gas, you and your family should leave the house at once leaving windows and doors open behind you. DO NOT TURN ON OR OFF ANY ELECTRICAL SWITCH ON THE WAY OUT. Once everyone is out of the house, turn off the gas. It is important to know exactly where your gas meter is located so that in the event of an emergency, you can shut it off. For a single family house, the meter will be located where it can be read by a meter reader on the outside of the house. It may be located in a cabinet that opens to the outside. As you face the meter you will see a pipe running from the ground to the meter. Approximately 6 to 8 inches above the ground there is a shut-off valve running parallel with the pipe (See diagram) Use a wrench or a gas shutoff tool (sold at all large home stores) to turn the valve, turn in either direction, until the valve is crosswise to the pipe. You will find the valve is hard to turn so use a long tool to get a lot of leverage. DON’T TURN IT BACK ON YOURSELF. Contact PG&E to safely turn the gas back on and relight the

Instructions on When and How to Turn Off Your Gas

You all know that it is so important to be prepared for disaster, and here in our region that is likely to be an earthquake. Please consider registering at www.shakeout.org. You’ll also find information on planning your drill, getting prepared for disaster, and a lot more. This is one way to help prepare your family for disaster.

Why is it important to do a Drop, Cover, Hold On drill? To react quickly during an earthquake, you must practice often. You may only have seconds to protect yourself, before strong shaking knocks you down—or drops something on you. Visit www.dropcoverholdon.org for more information about what to do during earthquakes.

All the details are at www.shakeout.org, but here are a few important points. You were invited to go to the website and register (as an individual, family, school, or business). Once you were registered, all you had to do is “drop, cover, and hold on” at the appointed time!

Redwood City – Are you familiar with the Great California Shake Out? This year’s celebration of the 3rd annual statewide drill was designed to educate people in California communities about how to protect themselves during a large earthquake, and how to get prepared. This year was the largest earthquake drill to ever take place in the United States. The drill had everyone who signed up to “drop, cover, and hold on” at 10:20 am on October 20th.

The Great California Shake Out

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Stephen P. Bellingham, Realtor

Get Local

Redwood Shores Real Estate Redwood Shores Resident
representing Redwood Shores & the mid Peninsula
•Presidentʼs Club DRE#01428583

EMAIL - sbellingham@apr.com WEBSITE - www.apr.com/sbellingham


•Distressed Property Certified

P.S. The benefits of the treatment regimen described above were found to last during five years of follow-up.

The best time to see your dentist is before you have a problem. The most valuable service we can provide is a thorough and complete examination. Virtually all-dental problems–decay, gum disease, jaw joint difficulties and loose teeth–are easily detected in their early stages and can be treated most economically and comfortably at that time. We are currently accepting new patients. Please call us to schedule an appointment.

Research shows that patients with periodontal disease can utilize the non-surgical treatment combination of aggressive cleaning and short-term antibiotics to effectively save their teeth. The study included patients with severe periodontal disease who had four or more areas recommended for surgery or tooth extraction. The patients underwent an aggressive cleaning technique known as root planning and scaling, involving utilization of a special instrument that is slipped down to the bottom of the pocket between tooth and gums to remove harmful plaque and toxic bacterial by-products. The patients then received an antibiotic and follow-up root planing and scaling every three months. It was found that the deep-cleaning and medication rendered 87% of the initially recommended surgeries and extraction unnecessary.


Tel (650) 654-6545 Fax (650) 654-6564

ROCKY DHALIWAL, D.M.D. Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry 278 Redwood Shores Parkway (Next to the Nob Hill Market) Redwood Shores

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•Remodeling •Additions •Kitchens •Bathrooms


•Seismic Retrofit

•Custom Cabinets •Decks & Fences

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Pet owners should prepare today and help reduce the amount of stress you and your companion animal will go through when disaster strikes. Human shelters (i.e. those set up by the Red Cross) can not house pets. The following actions will help pet owners deal with disaster:

Preparing Pets For Disaster

Familiarize your pet with a carrier or crate, as you may need to use one to transport your pet during an emergency. If you associate the carrier or crate with something positive (i.e. trips to the dog park) your pet will be more comfortable when you need to use it. Keep a short list of pet-friendly hotels where you live or where you plan to travel after a disaster. Some chains, including Motel 6 are “pet friendly” • • • • • • Have at least the following items stored in a pet “go bag”: Pet carrier/crate One week supply of pet food Bowls for food and water Leash Blankets/bedding and towel Litter (for cats)

Have two current photos of your pet, in case you need to post “lost pet” flyers.

Double up on ID: In addition to wearing an ID tag, your pet should be microchipped. This form of ID cannot fall off. You can chip your pet at the Peninsula Human Society and SPCA (650-340-7022), no appointment necessary, for $30.

Keep ID current. Pets with outdated tags, or no tags cannot be reunited with owners. Personalized tags are available at most pet supply stores.

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Comprehensive Dental Care

Garden Design and Consultation Services Available

Puzzled about your Garden?

• Specializing in Japanese Maples with over 1100 trees and 100 different varieties to choose from. • A full service Nursery featuring Bamboo, Citrus, Azaleas, Rhododenrons and Camellias. 2029 Ralston Ave. Belmont 650.591.6845 www.carlmontnursery.com Open 7 days a week 8:30am-5:30pm

We also accept most insurance plans Joshua Barkhordar, DDS (650) 654-1854
562 Ralston Ave, 94002 Belmont, CA 94002 joshdds@gmail.com

(Cleaning & Polishing) for new patients

SMC Alert is an alert notification system used to immediately contact you during urgent or emergency situations with useful information and updates by sending text messages to email accounts, cell phones or smart phones. SMC Alert is free, however your carrier may charge you a fee. To register for SMC alerts go to: www.smcalert.info/register.php. During a disaster the following radio stations will be broadcasting update information if they are able FM AM 88.5 680 92.3 740 100.1 810

Continued from page 3 Getting Information During A Disaster

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You know the symptoms: runny nose, fever, cough, headache and body aches. I hate the flu, which is why for the past 12 years I’ve chosen not to get it. Instead I get my flu shot every October. It hurts for about 10 seconds, but it’s better than being sick for a week and missing work or school. For those with chronic illnesses, the flu shot can even stave off a hospital stay.

There’s no denying that it’s officially fall. The kids are back in school, Halloween is around the corner and it will be Christmas before we know it. While I love this season for many reasons, it’s also the start of the dreaded flu season.

Fall Of The Flu: A Quick Shot Or A Miserable Week?

Flu season starts in October, peaks in January and February, and continues through the end of April. Flu shots are usually available from September through March, and they are easy to find. You can get vaccinated in your doctor’s office, at the drugstore or even at the grocery store. The only inconvenient thing about the flu shot is that you have to get it every year. (Kids under 8 years of age need to get the flu shot twice the first year they get vaccinated.) Over time, the immunity you build from the vaccine wanes and so last year’s shot may not protect you well enough this year.

There are two types of flu vaccinations: an injected shot and a newer nasal spray. The injection contains a dead form of the virus that allows your body to see what the flu looks like and make special proteins to fight it, but prevents the vaccine from causing illness. This flu shot is safe for people 6 months of age and older. Healthy patients ages 2 to 49 years who can’t stand getting a shot can also get a nasal spray that contains an attenuated (reduced virulence) version of the flu. The virus in this vaccine is enough to rev up your immune system but not strong enough to take over and give you the flu. Because it’s a live, attenuated virus it shouldn’t be given to people with close contact to newborns, pregnant women, people with chronic illnesses, the elderly, or others with slightly weakened immune systems. “But is the flu shot safe?” you ask. Yes, it is. I know your neighbor’s aunt’s hairdresser got the flu shot and then she got the flu. It seems like everyone knows someone who knows someone who had this experience. In reality, however, the most common side effect from the injected vaccine is soreness at the site of the vaccine. About 20 percent of kids under age 2 get a low-grade Continued on page 25

the flu shot every year to provide optimal protection. This year the vaccine prevents one type of Influenza A, one type of influenza B and H1N1.

Influenza is also special because the strains of the virus that cause the disease tend to change from year to year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) watches the virus strains that are causing disease as flu season spreads across the globe, then predicts which one will pose the biggest threat when flu season hits the United States. This information is used to custom-make

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• Ready.gov/america/getakit/ – List of recommended items to include in a basic emergency supply kit. • Listo.gov – Spanish version of Ready.gov • Ready.gov/america/makeaplan/ – Information about creating an emergency plan for your family.

If you would like to make a personal or corporate donation to our Disaster Preparedness Fund, or if you would like to donate supplies, please contact Kathy Lee (kathy@perceptivepath.com) or Linda McDaniel (lmcdaniel@brssd.org). Our most urgent need this year is to purchase water barrels, emergency staff vests, parking cones, window blinds (in case of an intruder on campus), personal hygiene products, and new food rations to replace items that will be expiring soon. Thank you for your support!

As part of September’s National Preparedness Month, which also marked the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, we urged the Sandpiper community to prepare supplies and create an emergency plan for their family. We also conducted an annual inventory of the classroom emergency backpacks and the dedicated storage shed that was installed on campus last year, and are continuing to purchase essential supplies with donations from the Sandpiper PTA, parents, and the Redwood Shores Community Association.

The Sandpiper Disaster Preparedness Committee was formed during the 2009-2010 school year and took on the task of preparing Sandpiper should a disaster occur. We are planning logistics, updating our crisis plan, and buying essential supplies to independently maintain the school site for the 72 hours following a disaster as recommended by FEMA and the Red Cross. Our overarching goal is to ensure the safety of the children and staff at Sandpiper in an emergency.

Sandpiper Ramps Up Preparedness Efforts
Submitted by the Sandpiper Disaster Preparedness Committee

• 1-800-BE-READY, 1-888-SE-LISTO, or TTY 1-800-462-7585

• Ready.gov/america/beinformed/ – Learn about a wide range of potential emergencies and the appropriate way to respond to them. By Kathy Lee/Linda Mc Daniel, Sandpiper Principal

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Call me, KT. Eckardt— an experienced, Redwood Shores full-service realtor, who fights for the sellers’ price!!! (650) 302-1080 DRE #00912535 ...after 94 days on market, during what was called the “worst quarter since the crash.” Per last week’s Examiner, it takes an average of 117 days to sell a home on the Peninsula. We started at $1,082,500, deciding to reach when smaller properties -- not on water -- were higher priced. One withdrew; the other morphed into a short sale and blew out from under us in short order. A bunch of insincere buyers later, Quay owner lowered the price to lure sincere interest and let it go for $1,025,000 cash, leaving $15-20K on the table from buyers with loans. Seller prepared so well in advance, there were no issues in escrow. A lot of listings are advertised as having sold in a shockingly short amount of time, which could mean that it was listed way under market to begin with. Some listings sold pdq after they dropped $100+K shortly after listing, which also explains the short amount of days on market, leaving the neighbors devalued by association as a result. Some people can’t wait and listing agents have to do what is best for their clients. 335 Quay Lane closed in a NY minute—everybody happy—buyer, seller, and agents—Kum baya!

“Occupy Redwood Shores!” 335 Quay Lane—Sold in Multiple Offer!!!

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While our reactions to disasters may differ, there are some very useful coping strategies which are beneficial for everyone. Perhaps most important is to accept that returning to normal life may take a while. When possible, however, it is still best to keep up with normal daily

Emotional responses to disasters will vary a great deal, though for most people their reactions will be well within what would be considered normal. Feeling a sense of shock or emotional numbing, some sadness and depression and even guilt are all normal. Anger, anxiety, panic, and irritability may also be present as may problems with concentration and physical symptoms such as headaches and stomach pains. Also, given that disasters often occur with little or no warning, it is very common to feel out of control with tremendous uncertainty about the future. Yes, a disaster preparedness kit is vital, but let’s not overlook the importance of preparing for the emotional challenges we will inevitably face as well.

On a wall in my office is a poster of John Lennon with the quote, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” We all live with a relatively healthy sense of denial which keeps us from being overwhelmed by the tragic events which we know could occur at any moment. If we lived our lives consumed with fears of earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and terrorist attacks we would be too afraid to leave our homes. Yet, we also can’t ignore the possibility that disaster can strike at anytime and as such we should be as prepared for them as is reasonably possible. Since we live in earthquake country, most of us have come to appreciate the importance of having a family disaster plan, and a disaster preparedness kit.

When Disaster Strikes

The Therapist’s Corner

routines, and to make sure that you are eating properly, and keeping up with good sleep hygiene. Regular exercise and other activities such as meditation and yoga can also be very beneficial during a time of crisis. Resisting alcohol and drug use is also important as they can worsen an already difficult situation. Additionally, watching images of the disaster on TV and on the internet needs to be limited as well, especially for children. During the 9-11 terror attacks many people repeatedly watched the images of planes flying into the World Trade Center buildings. Some children believed that these were many different attacks while not understanding that they were actually repeated showings of the same event. Perhaps our greatest resource during a disaster is the support we can give to each other. Keeping ourselves surrounded by family members and friends, and being a part of organizations such as religious and neighborhood groups is invaluable. Of course, professional counseling may also be important, especially if the above symptoms linger long after the crisis situation has ended.

Scott M. Granet, LCSW is a long-time resident of Redwood Shores, and is director of the OCD-BDD Clinic of Northern California in Redwood City. He would like to hear your suggestions for future columns, and can be reached at 650-599-3325 or sgranet@ocd-bddclinic.com.

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The fee is expected to be about $10 an hour to spend time on the ice. Regular ice skates will be available to rent with the cost of admission. You can skate on the ice with regular ice skates. It will be open from 3pm to 9 on Monday through Thursday, Fridays 3pm to 11, 12pm to 11 on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 8.

The rink is scheduled to arrive at Courthouse Square around the 18th of November. The rink will be open seven days a week, hopefully to draw people to visit the downtown area during the holiday season. It is supposed to stay open unto the middle of January. The installation of the rink is in part possible due to sponsorship of local businesses, such as the Fox Theatre, that have contributed to covering some of the cost. Redwood City is still working on the details so it will open on time.

Synthetic Ice Skating Rink Coming to Courthouse Square in Redwood City

By Angelo Charonis, D.C. Dr. Charonis practices at Premier Chiropractic Clinic in Redwood Shores Reprint: Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research, Chiropractic Healthways, Issue 137.

When researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, North Carolina, conducted a literature review of several headache treatment options, they concluded that spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement of cervicogenic headaches. Cervicogenic headaches are those that arise from problems in the neck. What the Duke researchers found regarding chiropractic and this type of headache: “Cervical spinal manipulation was associated with improvement in headache outcomes in two trials involving patients with neck pain and/or dysfunction with headaches. Manipulation appeared to result in immediate improvement in headache severity when used to treat episodes of cervicogenic headache with an attention-placebo control. Furthermore, when compared to soft-tissue therapies (massage), a course of manipulation treatments resulted in sustained improvement in headache frequency and severity.” Also studied were treatments for tension-type headache; chiropractic was found to be beneficial for these headaches as well. Literature regarding other “alternative” forms of care were included in the review, including acupuncture, physiotherapy, relaxation, biofeedback, and stress management training. The Executive Summary of this report, titled “Evidence Report: Behavioral and Physical Treatments for Tension-type and Cervicogenic Headache,” can be found at www.fcer.org. Drs. Douglas C. McCroy, Donald B. Penzien, and Rebecca N. Gray, authored the study.

Chiropractic Therapy For Cervicogenic Headaches, Research Review

130 Shoreline Drive #130 Redwood Shores CA 650.631.1500 Ph. www.PremierChiropractic.com

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This summer, I was elected by the Mayors on San Mateo County cities to the SAMTRANS Board. My Board position represents the cities that are in the Southern Judicial District (San Carlos and south). I wanted to take a moment and share with you some of the accomplishments of SAMTRANS and the challenges and opportunities ahead. The SAMTRANS Board consists of 9 members: two of our Supervisors, a transit expert, three community members and three elected officials from a city in each of the judicial districts in the County. Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at the SAMTRANS building in San Carlos. To start with, I want to share some numbers with you: * 28.5 million * 100,000 * 50/50 * 33% * $33,600 In the 2010-11 fiscal year, SAMTRANS (and all of its transit operations; buses, CalTrain, Redi-wheels, Paratransit) provided 28.5 million rides. Our average weekday ridership is approximately 100,000 riders per day, about evenly split between buses and CalTrain. One-third of our average weekday riders are students and youth taking the bus to school. And the median income of our SAMTRANS rider is $33,600. My day job takes me throughout the Bay Area and I do have the opportunity to ride MUNI, BART, AC Transit and other public

SAMTRANS Opportunities and Accomplishments

transit. SAMTRANS is reliable, the buses are clean, and the staff is committed to the District. For my first meeting this past summer, a number of 35 year employees were recognized and thanked – these are employees that joined SAMTRANS 35 years ago when the District was formed. In spite of the ridership figures (which are up), SAMTRANS, like most public agencies are faced with finding a solution for financial sustainability. The biggest challenge ahead is to find a dedicated funding source for CalTrain. CalTrain is currently funded by VTA (Santa Clara County), MUNI (San Francisco) and SAMTRANS. All three agencies are not required to fund CalTrain. However, we all know that not funding CalTrain will put 50,000 more commuters onto the freeways every day – something that we all want to avoid! While we tackle the big issues at SAMTRANS, there are many new things coming to the system on January 1. Some of these include: * Elimination of paper passes and using the Clipper Card * A new Day Pass * A New CalTrain Operator * Federal funding for new train control system to improve train safety You can find out more about SAMTRANS at: www.SAMTRANS.com By Jeff Gee, SAMTRANS Boardmember

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Saturday November 12 • 11:00am Join Valéria for music and stories. For ages 1-4. Dad & Me @ the Library with Capt’n Jack Spareribs Saturday November 19 • 11:00am This is not your ordinary pirate! He’s hilarious and dangerous!

Saturday November 5 • 11:00am Dogs love to hear stories! Come read to a specially trained dog provided by the Peninsula Humane Society.

Music, Games and Stories in English and Spanish

Peninsula Book Club Weekly Storytimes

Join Pacific Gas and Electric Company for a workshop to learn how a home energy upgrade can help to: * Lower utility bills * Protect the environment by saving energy * Improve home comfort These workshops are free. To take advantage of this limitedtime opportunity, RSVP at http://euc.eventbrite.com/. Upcoming workshop offered in San Mateo County is in San Mateo, Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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Tuesday November 29 • 6:00pm We will discuss Cormac McCarthy’s Suttree . For more information and to RSVP, visit www.meetup.com.

Volunteer with the Friends of the Library

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving. It is one of the two busiest shopping days of the year. So, why is Black Friday called black? In the world of accountants, red signifies a loss, and black signifies a profit. For many retailers, the Christmas holiday sales season represents one half to three quarters of their annual sales. Often, retailers are losing money until holiday sales begin. Holiday sales formally begin on the day after Thanksgiving. So, Black Friday represents that turning point, from a loss towards big profits! Black Friday doesn’t have a creator. The phrase was most likely coined by someone in the retail trade, or someone reporting on the events of this big shopping day.

For more information, please call 1-831-515-1EUC or contact Deb Kramer at dkramer@ecoact.org. Also, see www.co.sanmateo.ca.us/energyupgrade for much more information.

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The Friends operates a resale book store inside the Downtown Library to generate funds to support library programs and events. Call 650.780.7050 for more information about the Friends and to identify your volunteer interests. For volunteer opportunities at the Redwood Shores Branch Library, please call 650.780.5740. Please visit www.redwoodcity.org/library/info/meetingrooms.html

Redwood Shores Branch Library AFFORDABLE BOOKS at the Book Nook. Open 12-4,

November 12 and 13. Located at #1 Cottage Lane, Twin Pines Park, Belmont. Paperbacks are 3/$1. All proceeds go to the Belmont Library. Information: 650-593-5650.

The Save The Music Festival took place on Sunday, October 2nd from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in and around Twin Pines Park in Belmont.

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School-Force and the Belmont Chamber of Commerce have worked together to create a community event in support of a common goal: preserving music programs in schools as well as community Arts. The two feel that by working together, they can enrich the event while reducing costs. Live music on three stages, huge children’s center, hands-on activities and global cuisine kept the Save the Music Festival goers entertained throughout the day, while raising funds for music programs in the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District.

In addition to musical performances by elementary, middle and high school students, a highlight of this year’s festival was a “battle of the bands” between the UC Davis and UC Berkeley marching bands. The bands marched through the park and wrapped up the festival with a “battle” in the Meadow.

Let’s say you’re a healthy 33-year-old guy with no kids. Should you get the flu shot? Yes, you should. The flu probably won’t cause serious harm to you this year, but if you go home for Christmas and get your 85-year-old grandfather, your pregnant sister or your 3-year-old nephew with asthma sick, no one is going to invite you back next year and Santa will give you a lump of coal. Part of the benefit of getting as many people vaccinated as possible is that we prevent the spread to those at high risk of getting really sick. This includes people under age 5 or over age 50, pregnant women and people with chronic diseases. So don’t fall for the flu this season. Grab your family, friends and neighbors and get vaccinated before someone coughs on you. A little vaccine can save you from a lot of sniffling, sneezing, achy misery. By Kathleen Forcier, M.D.

fever after the shot, but that’s even less common in older kids and adults. The nasal spray is more likely to cause a little bit of fever, runny nose and cough, but it should only last a day or two and it’s not as bad as a five-day-long flu.

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Redwood City – For the last two years, Redwood City has been partnering with a startup firm to provide residents with an online neighborhood-based network. Over 1,500 residents have been participating online, and now it’s time to take that network to a new level! Redwood City is proud to announce that Nextdoor is the City’s new partner in online neighbor-to-neighbor networking! Nextdoor is a Bay Area startup working with the City to provide a FREE, secure, easy-to-use geographic-based neighborhood networking website that builds community by helping neighbors connect with neighbors in a friendly, safe, active, and fun online environment. It’s where Redwood City neighbors can meet daily, find recommended local businesses, share neighborhood information, ask and answer questions of each other, get updated on City and community issues, post events and activities, and more. This is an online network geared directly to specific neighborhoods. Nextdoor replaces the earlier application called GoGoVerde, which, while very popular with neighbors, unfortunately went out of business recently. When the City learned that GoGoVerde was no longer viable, we looked around for a replacement, and decided that Nextdoor is a worthy successor. Nextdoor is easy and free to neighbors (and there’s no cost to Redwood City, either): community members can go to www.nextdoor.com/new to learn more – and just enter their address to find their neighborhood network. To create the most workable Nextdoor neighborhoods, the City and Nextdoor, along with neighborhood leaders, used maps of Redwood City’s official neighborhood associations to create smaller geographic areas that will be more productive and relevant to residents.

Nextdoor-Cityʼs New Partner In Online Neighborhood-To-Neighborhood Networking

This does not change the official neighborhood association boundaries or their activities. Residents are already using Nextdoor to ask questions, request and share local service recommendations, sell or donate items, learn more about their neighbors, plan neighborhood gatherings, and help each other in ways that benefit the entire neighborhood. Here are some examples of how neighbors use Nextdoor: * Get introduced to a great new babysitter * Learn more about upcoming City programs, projects, construction, or workshops * Organize a neighborhood barbecue * Give an extra sofa to a neighbor * Discuss emergency response plans * Organize a Neighborhood Watch program

Living in an earthquake-prone part of the country (although with earthquakes striking in Washington, DC, perhaps the entire country may be considered earthquake-prone), most of us have come to terms with a certain state of disaster-readiness in our lives. Certainly this issue of The Pilot may spur us to greater depths of preparedness. In general, we tend to think of being “ready” in terms of food, water, flashlights, etc. One area that you may not have thought through, though, is your preparedness in terms of clothing. Here are a few suggestions you may want to consider: 1. A friend who survived the Northridge quake some years ago shared his “ah ha” moment. When the shaking stopped, as he was scrambling to get out of bed, he realized his floor was covered in broken glass and his shoes were in the closet. Since that time, he always keeps a pair of shoes under his bed for easy retrieval. It’s a small thing, but very practical and easy to implement. 2. Set aside one set of clothing per person in the household, packed in a medium-sized duffel. Ideally it will be of durable fabric and consist of layers, such as long-sleeved thermal undershirt, shortsleeved tee-shirt, rugged pants, jacket, rain poncho, hat, gloves and sturdy shoes. You may have to do more walking than you

might literally have nothing to wear when a physical disaster occurs. Then there’s Disaster – when the hem in your skirt starts to unravel as you’re preparing to walk into an important meeting. We’ll deal a bit with both here – starting with:

There are a couple of paths to take when preparing for disaster when it comes to your clothing. There’s DISASTER – when you

Preparing for Disaster – Day In and Day Out

Please visit www.nextdoor.com/new to learn about Nextdoor (see a short video, and click on the About and FAQ links) and then join your online neighborhood in Redwood City!

One of Nextdoor’s great features is an address verification process, ensuring that only your actual neighbors can register in your neighborhood. If you are invited directly through Nextdoor by someone already registered in your neighborhood, there is no other verification needed. Or, you can join without an invitation and verify via a postcard which will be automatically mailed to your address – it’s that simple. You can also use a credit card verification process if you want to be verified immediately (one cent will be charged so that the automated system can confirm your address.)


• Duck tape – good for taping up the aforementioned skirt whose hem has decided to unravel. Hollywood Fashion Tape is a daintier staple to keep on hand for closing the gap in fine fabrics. • Sewing kit – the kind you get in hotel rooms are fine and dandy for quick repairs and are small and easy to stash in your desk drawer or glove compartment. • Safety pins – no explanation needed. When you need one, you need one. • Small lint roller – for stray pet hair, etc. Duck tape or scotch tape rolled back on itself will also work in a pinch. • Bandaids – for the blister that sometimes arises when wearing new shoes or the same pair of shoes for hours at a stretch. Come to think of it – with the exception of the lint roller, you may want to include all of these in your DISASTER kit above. Adena DiTonno is owner of adenaDesigns, a fashion and wardrobe consultancy in the San Francisco Bay Area.

For the lesser “Disasters” of modern day life, here are a few things to keep on hand for quick fixes:

are used to, in uneven terrain, so good walking shoes could be very important. Don’t forget underwear and socks. You may need to wear this clothing for several days, so think in terms of comfort and durability. 3. While a blanket and/or sleeping bag isn’t technically clothing, it is an item that can certainly function as an extreme outer layer of protection from the elements. Make sure you have several for your family.

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minutes. This is not coincidence.” — Erma Bombeck “My mother is such a lousy cook that Thanksgiving at her house is a time of sorrow.” —Rita Rudner • Sturdy carriers (one for each animal) “I have strong doubts that the first Thanksgiving even • Enough food and water for 7 days remotely resembled the ‘history’ I was told in second grade. • A photograph of your pet But considering that (when it comes to holidays) mainstream • A copy of your animal’s vaccination/medical history America’s traditions tend to be over-eating, shopping, or get• Extra medicine if your animal requires medicine ting drunk. I suppose it’s a miracle that the concept of giving • An extra leash, collar and identification tag thanks even surfaces at all.” • Extra litter box —Ellen Orleans • A pet first aid kit “Gluttony and surfeiting are no proper occasions for thanks• Take a pet first aid class giving.” —Charles Lamb If you focus on completing one item at a time your task will not seem so overwhelming. And in no time you will be well-prepared “An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.” for your animal. Jan Brown is the Owner of Jan’s Pet Sitting and is a —Irv Kupcine Pet Tech® Pet First Aid Instructor. She can be reached at “Thanksgiving, man! Not a good day to be my pants.” janspetsit@comcast.net. —Kevin James
The Loma Prieta quake only served to illustrate how unprepared I was, especially when it came to the welfare of my beloved animal. So, here is a list of some of the things you should have in place before you need them.

Let me take you back to a little more than 22 years ago…October 17, 1989…the day Loma Prieta struck. In 1989 I was living in Some Thanksgiving Day Thoughts San Francisco. I arrived home to find some broken glass, some plaster that had fallen, and no electricity. My damages were mini- “A function which originated in New England mal compared to what other people suffered that day. five centuries ago when people recognized that As any good pet owner did, I promptly put my cat in his carrier as they really had something to be thankful for I did not want him stepping in the broken glass. Within two hours — annually, not oftener” my nice, docile cat managed to chew his way out of his carrier (yes, — Taken from Mark Twain it was a corrugated-type carrier), and my only working flashlight “Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen died on me. (Luckily, approximately 4 hours later we had our hours to prepare. They are consumed in electricity back on.) twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve

Since this month’s issue of The Pilot is devoted to disaster preparedness, it is only fitting I address the topic of animals and disasters. As humans, we’ve been told to have enough food, water, flashlights, battery powered radios and the like. But, for pet owners, it is also imperative you have a plan in place for your animals!

Disaster Preparedness – Are Your Animals Prepared?


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PASS ME THE . . . FOOTBALL ! Fooled you, didn’t I? You thought I was going to say “Turkey”! Well, it is November, and we’re all looking forward to a festive Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends, but how about those Niners? As a long time 49er Faithful, it’s certainly great to see how well they are doing this season. November brings our best weather to the SF Bay Area, as any good Californian knows. The days are usually bright and sunny, and then our wonderful fog creeps under the Golden Gate Bridge and brings cooling relief to the many microclimates adjacent to the Bay. It’s great hiking or cycling weather, or for visiting with friends and watching Saturday college football and Sunday NFL games. This is a great chili recipe that is easy to make, fragrant while simmering away, and yummy as a good mid afternoon or early evening lunch or dinner. And yes, it’s made with beef and not turkey !

(Or how a former Connecticut Yankee embraced California Cuisine) – Lynn Kathleen Adams

Of the various wine rating systems consumers can reference when purchasing wines, one of the most popular is the 100-point method originated by Robert M. Parker Jr., the man with the million dollar palate. Actually, the million dollar nose, for he can detect aromas and scents that you and I can barely imagine, let alone identify. He and other wine critics who subsequently adopted his approach, rates wines much like our schoolwork was graded. The ratings are divided into five levels: 90 to 100, 80 to 89, 70 to79, 60 to 69 and 50 to 59, which are the equivalent grades of A, B, C , D, and F. An important distinction, however, between wine ratings and our exam grades is that the latter were based on objective data. Either the answers to the test questions were correct or they were not. Whereas, the 100 point wine system is based on one person’s very personal and subjective evaluation.
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Preheat oven to 425°F. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Either cut the butter pieces into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or rub them in with your fingertips until well-combined. Stir in the cheddar and sour cream until the mixture forms a sticky dough. Pat it out to a 1/2-inch thickness on a very well-floured counter and use a 3 1/2-inch biscuit cutter to cut six rounds. Bake on an ungreased (or parchment-lined, if your baking sheets are as “weathered” as mine are) for 15 to 17 minutes, until golden on top.

SOUR CREAM AND CHEDDAR BISCUITS 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into bits 1/4 pound sharp Cheddar cheese, coarsely grated (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 cup sour cream

BEEF CHILI WITH SOUR CREAM AND CHEDDAR BISCUITS Serves 6 2 large onions, chopped (about 3 cups) 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 carrots, small dice 3 pounds boneless beef chuck, ground coarse or 3 pounds ground beef 1/4 cup chili powder 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 tablespoons paprika 1 tablespoon crumbled dry oregano Dried red pepper flakes, to taste 2 8-ounce cans tomato sauce or 2 cups fresh tomato sauce or tomato puree 1 1/4 cups beef broth 3 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 3/4 cups or 1 19-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained 2 green bell peppers, chopped In a large pot (I used a 5-quart, and just fit it all), heat the oil over moderately low heat and cook the onions in it for 5 to 10 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and carrots and cook for one minute more. Raise the heat to medium and add the beef, stirring and breaking up any lumps until it is no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Add the chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano and pepper flakes and cook for another minute. Add the tomato sauce, broth and vinegar and simmer the chili, covered, for 35 to 40 minutes (if you used ground beef) or 50 to 60 minutes (if you used coarse chuck). Add the kidney beans, bell peppers, salt (I used 2 teaspoons to get the seasoning right for my tastes) and pepper to taste and simmer for an additional 15 minutes, until the bell peppers are tender.

However, because “B” wines lack long term aging potential, does not mean that they are inferior. Much like an “A” wine, “B” wines must also be well structured, balanced and have good color, aroma, flavor and finish. And even though they won’t last for decades, they can be enjoyed today and for numerous tomorrows. Also, while price is seldom part of most critics’ grading schemes, “B” wines are frequently excellent values when compared against the prices of “A” rated wines. Lastly, I should point out that on Parker’s website he is quite specific about the worth and relevance of scores. “Scores, however, do not reveal the important facts about a wine. The written commentary that accompanies the ratings is a better source of information regarding the wine’s style and personality . . . its value and aging potential than any score could ever indicate.”

Just as in school we received an “A” because we answered most of the questions correctly, wines are rated in the 90’s (“A”) because, in addition to possessing the vital components of a fine wine, they also have an extra something going for it. That extra something is “aging potential,” which is the wine’s ability to improve and develop further aromatic and flavor nuances as it evolves over time. Quite clearly, one’s emotional payback on this varies with one’s perspective about those nuances. Does the wine’s evolution from fruit and flower-based “aroma” to the more nuanced “bouquet” over a five or ten year period, motivate you to pay a premium for that wine?

You will never see wine store shelves flagged with stickers touting wines in the “80 to 89” range, let alone the bottom three tiers, just as your parents didn’t rejoice when you slinked home with a “C” or a “D” in English. What scores are typically posted are “90 to 95” and the “96 to 100”. And, of course, wines with those lofty ratings usually are priced at loftier levels. After all, if one elects to drink the highest rated wines, then one should also be prepared to pay the price.

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The Boy Scouts of Troop 27 will come by your houses on November 19th, 2011 to pick up canned/dry foods that will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank. If you would like you can also drop the canned/dry food off at Sandpiper Elementary School the morning of November 19th.

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