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The Redwood City Education Foundation is sponsoring a halfmarathon race that will come through Redwood Shores along our levees. Here’s your chance to help and to see some of the fastest runners on the peninsula. RSCA needs 20 volunteers to man tables with water for the runners or to help guide the runners to stay on course. Other volunteers will be assigned to keep runners on track. Each volunteer will be right along the race course and will see the race close up. This is only the second time a race will come through the Shores, and volunteers will receive a special tee shirt to keep as a souvenir. You can find complete information about this race at: http://www.OktobeRun.com If you wish to volunteer and can help on Saturday morning, Oct. 15th, please contact Jim Cvengros at CvenSr@aol.com. (We only need 20, so the first 20 to contact Jim will be on the volunteer list.)
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On Thursday, October 11, at 5:30 pm in the Sandpiper School courtyard there will be a dedication ceremony for the beautiful mosaic bench built in honor of cherished teacher, wife, mother, and friend, Connie Morgan. Mrs. Morgan taught in the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District for more than 20 years. Connie loved gardening, art and teaching. So when she passed after a courageous battle with lung cancer, the Sandpiper community decided to do something that would keep her memory alive for future generations of young learners. The Sandpiper Parent Teacher Association (PTA) collected donations for a hand-crafted mosaic tile bench to be placed in the school garden in Mrs. Morgan’s honor. Family members, friends, past students’ families, PTAs and colleagues gave generously to the fund. The bench is now here and ready to be installed. The dedication ceremony is an opportunity for all the donors who made this bench and surrounding garden possible and the community members who were touched by this amazing woman to come together and celebrate Connie Morgan’s life and legacy. All are welcome to attend.
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RSCA Calendar 2012
• Tuesday – Oct. 9th – Community Meeting with RWC Police Chief – RWS Library – 6:30pm • Saturday – Oct. 14th – Save The Music Festival 11am - 5:30pm • Saturday – Oct. 27th – Halloween Parade Marlin Park – 1pm - 2pm
• Sunday – Dec. 9th – Santa Comes To The Shores RWS Library – 1pm - 3pm • Thursday – Dec. 20th – Light Up The Shores Judging
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Many expect a record number of voters to be a part of the national, state, and local elections this fall. Shores residents are among the most civic-minded people in this local area. Being a voter is one of the most fundamental way each of us exercise our basic right to express our opinion about the politics and governance of our nation, our state, our county, and our city. Being a voter especially increases the importance of the Shores community with local government officials. They look closely at how many of those eligible actually vote, and the higher that percentage the more influence we can have as a community. If you 18 years old and a U.S. citizen, please make sure you are registered to vote. If you haven’t yet registered or need more information, go to www.shapethefuture.org where you can register on-line. You’ll also find information about the candidates and issues that will be on the November ballot. Also make the decision now whether you plan to vote by mail or go to the polls on election day, November 6th. If you are not already signed up for “Vote by Mail”, you can do that at the same web site, too. Whatever your politics, this promises to be an historic election, and you need to be part of it.
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It may be a month early for the “traditional” Thanksgiving season, but once again I want to remind us all just how blessed we are to live (or work ) in the Shores. There are several things that make the Shores a unique community and contribute to our extraordinary good fortune. We enjoy the benefits of: • a protected “island”, with limited access and distinct boundaries defining “our community”, bordered by water on three sides and Hwy.101 on the fourth. • a diverse population, with our immigrant population generally coming from “high-trust” societies where there is respect for the law and the norms of social life. • the ability to communicate with almost all members of our community. The PILOT goes to every residence and most businesses, and you pass our median signboards to get to every home in the Shores. This ability to communicate is a HUGE benefit to the Shores community. • a population that is almost universally English speaking, even if as a second language. This also make it easier to communicate within our community. • good infrastructure, an exceptional branch library, and two great elementary schools with extraordinary principals and teachers. • an extremely “high interest” population that pays close attention to community issues large and small. We DO NOT have: • problems with gangs or violence in the community. • problems with drugs and dealers on our streets or in our neighborhoods. • problems with run-down & “distressed” properties that can be attractors for crime and other problems. (All properties in the Shores are covered by CC&Rs which serve to keep both business and residential properties in good repair.) We should constantly give thanks for our good fortune.
We Live in Good Fortune
by Harris Rogers
Our new Chief of Police, J.R. Gamez, will be joining us on this coming Tuesday for a conversation with the Shores community about our law enforcement concerns.
Chief Gamez is an avid listener, and this will be a great opportunity to have a conversation and exchange of ideas about issues that may seem unique to the Shores.
Tuesday, October 9th, 6:30pm at the RWS Library.
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Next month’s issue of The PILOT will again focus on emergency preparedness for all residents in the Shores. And again we will provide all residents with the red & green “Disaster Signal Card” that can be used to let first responders know the condition of your home and family. Instructions are printed clearly on each side of the card. We will also ask you to participate in a disaster response drill in November by placing your card in a front window where it can be easily seen from the street.
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Use this special issue to get prepared.
The American Coot (Fulica Americana). While those of us who are not “bird savvy” probably think of these dark bodied, white billed birds with a white spot under their tail as a duck, they are not. They are actually related to Sandhill Cranes, which are tall, graceful birds, but one would not know that by the Coot’s chicken-like, distinctly ungraceful behavior. Because the Coot’s predominant color is dark gray, it makes them sometimes hard to see in our lagoons on a gray, overcast day. But once you have spotted a white bill and forehead emerging from a dive with a dark body rising behind, you can probably figure this bird is a Coot. Another identifying trait is their yellow feet, the small red “shield” on their forehead and their unique behaviors when fishing and when getting airborne. Before diving, they do a little upward jump, as if to get a head start. To fly, they typically beat their wings while running across the water, then lift off as if out of breath. Since they are diving birds, it is not too difficult to figure this is how they find food. They are quite meticulous about how they search, plucking at plants while walking, dabbling their heads just underwater or in full dives despite looking frantic when they do this. They eat aquatic plants of all kinds but are not exclusively vegetarian. You may see them eating insects, snails, and small water critters such as tadpoles and salamanders. They love saltwater inlets and salt marshes so our brackish waterways are quite attractive as are the nearby marshes and Bay ponds near the water treatment plant. Although they swim like a duck, they don’t have webbed feet. Instead, each of the Coot’s long yellow toes has broad lobes of skin that help it kick through the water. On land, the lobes fold back and help the Coot walk very well and run very fast on mucky, uneven ground. The oldest known American Coot lived to be at least 22 years, 4 months old. Boaters often try to run over Coots. Why? Because they know the Coots are incredibly fast divers and very unlikely to get hit. It is more of a game than a hazard for the Coot. Remember: Teach your children to not touch, feed or annoy birds or other wildlife. When you are walking, please take a moment to pick up plastic wrappers and bags. Birds may mistake small shiny objects for food or become entangled in plastic bags and suffocate. References: Sequoia Audubon Society, Wikipedia, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology website — www.allaboutbirds.org, Birds of North America, A Guide to Field Identification. Submitted by Ramona Ambrozic
Redwood Shores… We’re For the Birds
RWC – Redwood City, in coordination with Oracle, has started dredging portions of Belmont Slough continuing through the end of October. This is important maintenance dredging which is necessary to improve the “flushing” of Redwood Shores Lagoon water, in order to keep the lagoon healthy. During this work there will be heavy equipment and activity across the portion of the Bay Trail next to the lagoon, adjacent to Marine Parkway, requiring periodic closures of the trail.
New Dredging Project Necessary To Improve Flushing of RWS Water
Pedestrians, bikers, and joggers are advised to either avoid that portion of the trail, or proceed with extra caution and be watchful for workers and equipment, including trucks moving across the trail. The contractor will post a worker at that location to “flag” trail users safely through the area.
Dredging work will typically be 7:30 am to 4 pm, weekdays. However, since the dredging can only take place during high tide, it’s likely that the contractor will be permitted to work longer hours, and potentially some weekends. Thanks for your patience and understanding during this work, and for your additional vigilance and care if you are on the trail during this work. You can see a location map at: www.redwoodcity.org/slough-dredge.pdf.
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RWC is very proud to let you know that the Redwood City Police Department has been selected as the first international award recipient of The Connected COPS Excellence at a Small Agency Award for outstanding work using social media. This award is given to a law enforcement agency of 150 sworn officers or fewer that has demonstrated overall excellence in the use of social media to enhance services to the public.
The Department was chosen from a group of law enforcement agencies from three countries. The judging criteria for this award included leadership, creativity and innovative use of social media to engage, educate, and foster collaborative relationships with the public. Additionally, competing agencies were required to display a broad and deep understanding of social media that fostered mentoring and outreach to colleagues to promote the use of social networking in law enforcement. This is a great honor for the Redwood City Police Department and the City! Our PD is a leader in law enforcement’s use of services such as Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, YouTube, Flickr, NIXLE, Vimeo, and Netops Live Chat, to provide a variety of platforms to communicate, educate and engage the community.
For the whole story, please take a look at the news release at www.redwoodcity.org and visit the Police Department’s website at www.redwoodcity.org/police. The Connected COPS website is http://connectedcops.net.
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You can schedule a free two-hour Are You Ready disaster preparation class for your own group, neighborhood, office, business, or team (minimum of 20 people), on your schedule, provided by the Redwood City Fire Department. The presentation will provide valuable and very useful information on topics such as: * Assembling home/office and portable disaster supply kit * Preparing for and responding to specific disasters * Evacuation procedures * Sheltering in place * Creating a family/office disaster plan
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RWC – For the protection of your family and home. Here are a couple tools that offer some basics for making sure you are prepared - a two-hour Are You Ready disaster prep presentation that’s available for your group and Redwood City’s CodeRED emergency notification system.
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The Redwood City Fire Department offers training at the Fire Station or at your own preferred location, to neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and community groups of 20 or more. Schedule a FREE presentation for your group. Please contact: Redwood City Fire Department Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Christy Adonis at (650) 780-5798 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In all places, home, work or school, it pays to be ready and prepared to deal with all types of natural and man-made disasters. Here on the Peninsula, we are subject to power outages, earthquakes, fires, floods, severe storms, extreme heat, gas leaks, plane crashes, disease and/or flu pandemics, and a host of other possible situations. The potential for an act of terror adds yet another dimension to disaster awareness and preparedness. When a disaster happens and police, fire and emergency services are spread thin, will you be prepared to care for yourself, family, friends and neighbors?
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The database already contains many thousands of numbers, connected to Redwood City addresses, but you should go to www.redwoodcity.org/codered to ensure you’re in there, and that the information is up to date.
You can have the system include your cell phone, work phone (even if out of the area), or other alternate number, plus email and text, so you are sure to be called when a CodeRED alert is activated in the area of your home or business.
CodeRED is Redwood City’s emergency notification system which allows us to telephone (and text and email) targeted areas or neighborhoods, or the entire City in the event of an emergency situation, and deliver a pre-recorded message.
And, it’s equally important to be sure you get notified when an emergency situation occurs in your neighborhood or area.
The Tenth Anniversary “Save the Music Festival” will be held Sunday October 14 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Twin Pines Park. The largest annual community event in the city of Belmont, Save the Music benefits School-Force, The Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation. Hundreds of volunteers and many local restaurants, businesses, non-profit organizations and school groups participate in Save the Music each year. Major sponsors of the event include Oracle, Wells Fargo, Janet Pepe-Davis Hometown Realty, The Redwood Shores Community Association and Pacific Rubber. “We have been able to keep music programs in our schools through the money raised by Save the Music over the past ten years and the broader efforts of School-Force,” said Festival Organizer Alan Sarver. “The event raises awareness about our fundraising needs in a way that’s fun for kids, celebrates our district’s music programs and gives back to the Belmont-Redwood Shores community. It’s a wholly volunteer-run festival that highlights local performers, local restaurants, local artisans, and local business sponsors.” Attendees of the Festival can enjoy a variety of musical styles on four stages. The Oracle Tribute Stage, added especially for the Festival’s tenth anniversary, will highlight the Bay Area’s top tribute bands: The Refugees (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers tribute), Aja Vu (Steely Dan tribute), and ZooStation (The Complete U2 Experience). The Wells Fargo Community Stage features performances from Belmont elementary, middle and high School students, the Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra and Peninsula Youth Orchestra.
School-Force’s Tenth Anniversary “Save the Music Festival” is Sunday October 14 at Twin Pines Park Annual Festival Benefits Belmont/Redwood Shores Public Schools
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The impressive Battle of the Bands is a crowd favorite; this year it features Stanford and UC Davis marching bands. Other performers include Sinister Dexter, MG & The Booker Ts, Stealing 3rd, the Jack Aces, College of San Mateo Jazz Big Band, Andy Z, the San Carlos Children’s Theater, and the ever-popular Carlmont High School Drum Line. A huge Children’s Area entertains kids of all ages with slides, bounce houses, games, pumpkin painting, face painting, arts and crafts. Save the Music University presents an array of fun and educational activities run by The Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, The San Carlos/Belmont Mother’s Club, 4H Club, Home Depot, and the Belmont Public Library, as well as the “world famous” Musical Instrument Petting Zoo. Local eateries Mistral, Saffron Bistro, The Counter, and Crepe Stop will serve global cuisine, and vendors including the Speedy Panini Truck, Sunset Deli Truck, Hot Dog on a Stick, Peter’s Kettle Corn, and Milk Shake Werks will also feed hungry attendees. The Save the Music Festival is held each year in Belmont’s Twin Pines Park, conveniently located on Ralston Avenue & Sixth Avenue, just blocks from El Camino Real with easy access from 101 and 280. Ample free parking is available at the Belmont Caltrain station, Notre Dame High School, and NDNU parking lot. Suggested donation for entrance to the Festival is $10 per adult and $5 per child, to help offset festival expenses and ensure that every possible dollar goes to our schools. For a complete schedule, map and list of participants, go to http://schoolforce.org/save-the-music/
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Redwood Shores Boy Scout Troop 61 will be selling holiday evergreens from October 1 to November 1
CLUB USA Sports in Action and the U. S. Tennis Association cosponsored two Ten & Under Play Days at the Preserve Park courts near Redwood Shores Elementary School on two consecutive Sundays (09/09 & 09/16). Each event introduced over twenty kids to the exciting sport of tennis. Thanks to Christine Ferry of the USTA, nearly fifty kids received one year free membership and a monthly publication, Bounce, about youth tennis. Also thanks to Coaches Hans Jensen, Aaron Morrill, and Hanna Pajunen every child received two hours of professional instruction. All three coaches are certified by the USPTA and experienced with kids between 5 and 15. They teach at the Preserve Park and Dolphin Park courts seven days a week. Please contact email@example.com if you wish to sign up. by Carol Ford
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Save the Date For Redwood Shores Elementary Walk-a-thon on Sunday October 21st. Please join us at the Redwood Shores Elementary for an afternoon filled with fun and friends, all while raising funds for a phenomenal cause - the children of Redwood Shores Elementary School.
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The leading treatments for gum disease are scaling and root planning (deep cleaning of the gums) and surgical gum treatment in more advanced cases. Antibiotics are sometimes used in conjunction with these other therapies, often with the goal of killing bacteria that is causing the gum disease. Recently, there is a new drug, which instead focuses on controlling our body’s reaction to these bacteria. The new drug is called Periostat. To understand how Periostat works, we need to have some understanding of how bacteria in the mouth cause the loss of gum tissue and bone around the teeth. Oral bacteria cause a chronic infection in the mouth of people with gum disease. This infection causes the body to release chemical substances called cytokines, which in turn cause a cascade of reactions within the gum and surrounding tissue. One of the substances released is a family of enzymes known as matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). One of the MMPs is collagenase, an enzyme that breaks down the gum and bone. Periostat is a new application of a not so new drug, doxycycline. Doxycycline is a derivative of tetracycline. Periostat is a 20 mg capsule of doxycycline that should be taken twice a day over several months. Periostat helps to inhibit the body’s production of the destructive collagenase. Unlike higher doses of doxycycline or tetracycline that can be used to prevent the multiplication of some bacteria associated with gum disease. Periostat protects our body’s “over reaction” to bacteria, and its lower dose has far fewer side effects. Periostat is not intended to replace the need for excellent oral hygiene or other traditional gum treatment. It is a drug that clinical research has shown that will modestly improve gum disease when taken in conjunction with professional deep cleaning of the gums and a thorough oral hygiene regimen.
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SEEING RED: All shades of red are hot this Fall – whether a bright, bold red or the more subtle burgundy. There is truly a shade for everyone. Wear it head to toe (yes, you can!) or use it as an accent. BLACK AND GOLD: This combo is so luxurious and is an easy trend to incorporate into the wardrobe, especially since most of us are afflicted with “Abundant Black Disorder.” Add in some strong gold accessories or some gold-studded shoes and you’re all set. BROCADE IS BACK: It’s a beautiful fabric and is especially popular in cropped pants this season. You’ll find these in all color combinations and at all price points. COATS MAKE A STATEMENT: You’ll notice more structural detailing in outerwear, as well as lots of choices when it comes to color. Why not pick a not-so-basic color and let the coat be your signature piece for Fall? LEATHER, LEATHER EVERYWHERE: Leather is always popular in the cooler months but now we have so many more choices in how we wear it: from the motocross-type jacket to peplum tops to leather/fabric combination tops and pants to the pencil skirt. Try it in something new this season; just be wary of wearing it head-to-toe unless you’re a rock star! Adena DiTonno is a wardrobe and image consultant in Redwood Shores. Visit her website at www.adenadesigns.net for free tips sheets and to sign up for her blog and monthly newsletter.
FALL TRENDS – WHICH ONES WILL YOU EMBRACE?
First, I am not a fan of diets that require an unbalanced or extremely low-caloric intake. Besides being of suspect nutritional value, they are rarely sustainable over time, and can lead to a rebound back into even more unhealthy eating habits.
That being said, I have over the years come up with general guidelines to at least give my patients some broad principles on which to build a more specific dietary plan.
Add to that the bewildering array of dietary methods, programs, seminars, philosophies and beliefs that bombard us from every direction – as well as the seemingly ever-changing recommendations from “official” sources – and it’s enough to make you throw up your hands in disgust and head for the nearest fast-food outlet.
Back here in the early 21st century, patients frequently ask me what I recommend as a healthy diet. I find it one of the most difficult questions to answer. Each person has specific nutritional needs or medical conditions that usually make a “boilerplate” response too general and lacking in detail to be practical or effective.
Some of you may remember these words from a scene in the 1973 Woody Allen movie Sleeper, where scientists from 200 years in the future are discussing the prevailing thoughts about healthy food in their world.
These were thought to be unhealthy. Precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true.”
Deep fat, steak, cream pies, hot fudge.
Common Sense Eating For A Healthy Life Style
Photo Caption: Dr. Robert Russo is an internal medicine physician at the Redwood City Health Center of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
Will we ever reach the point that the foods mentioned in Sleeper will be considered the pinnacle of healthy eating? Unlikely, but not too terribly long ago doctors were doing ads for cigarettes promoting their soothing effect on the throat, so I imagine anything’s possible. In the meantime, don’t forget that developing a balanced, sustainable and enjoyable eating program is a strong part of maintaining your complete health.
Finally, I cannot emphasize enough how valuable a trained dietician can be in helping you develop a specific plan. We doctors gladly refer patients to these nutritional experts, who develop a practical day-to-day approach that can be tailored to your specific situation and needs.
It’s also important to remember that food is not just fuel for our bodies. Eating for humans has powerful cultural, psychosocial, and emotional connections, and trying to develop a sensible nutritional plan without taking these factors into account will doom it to failure.
I do think that flexibility is important, including giving yourself permission to fall off the wagon once in a while to enjoy the things that will never make any healthy food list. The key is to make this the exception, not the rule.
I also like the “grazing” approach of smaller more frequent meals, or healthy snacks between meals, which can help to curb the hunger pains that often sabotage the most well-meaning dietary efforts.
I support a balanced approach, with all the food groups being represented in a fresh rather than processed or packaged format. I also emphasize portion-control, especially with starchy items such as breads, pastas, potatoes and rice. Minimizing sugary foods as much as possible is also a good idea.
Some medications, such as those that can cause drowsiness, dizziness or changes in blood pressure carry the potential of fall risk. Medications that have been associated with an increased risk of falling include: pain medications, blood pressure medications, some antidepressants, and some
While it is not possible to prevent all falls, there are actions and precautions older adults can take to reduce the risk of fall and resulting injury. Common household hazards include: Throw rugs/loose rugs, electrical cords, poor lighting, lack of handrails on staircases, lack of grab bars near toilet and in shower, step stools/ladders, and pets. Remediation of these hazards in your home can reduce the risk of sustaining a fall.
The injurious consequences of falls are well known among older adults. Falls are reported to be the cause of 90% of hip fractures. It is not unusual that a hip fracture leads to disability and greater dependence on others for help.
According to national health statistics, falling is the cause of serious injuries across the lifespan. However, individuals aged 75 years or older have the highest rate of falling: estimated rate 115 falls per 1000 people in older adults, versus a rate of 43 per 1000 in younger individuals. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that one in three older adults will fall every year (Center for Disease Control Website). Once an older adult has suffered a fall, many worry they will fall again.
Fall Season – Think Prevention
anti-anxiety medications. Alcohol can also increase the risk of falls as alcohol directly, and negatively impacts balance. A combination of alcohol and medications can also increase the risk of falling. Make it a point to discuss medications and falls risk at your next primary care visit. Physical fitness and good balance are personal characteristics that can reduce the risk of suffering an injurious fall. Exercises that focus on balance, such as Tai Chi, as well as resistance training are recognized to be useful in reducing the risk of a fall. A walking program is another strategy that will help maintain muscle strength and function.
The CDC Website contains useful information about falls in general, as well as provides some tips in preventing falls and reducing risk. The CDC information can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Falls/adultfalls.html
About the author: Lynda Mackin, PhD, GNP-BC, is a boardcertified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner with Sequoia Medical Group and is a Health Science Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco.
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Regardless of where you are from or what you believe, acupuncture is a great modality for the treatment of many conditions. In addition it is quite a relaxing experience and most people observe a general sense of wellbeing following treatment. I have personally been amazed with the positive effects of acupuncture so many times that I have dedicated my life’s work to it and as a practitioner I highly recommend that you stop over to Premier Chiropractic and Wellness Center and give it a try for yourself.
In addition to being great for pain management, acupuncture works well for a multitude of other ailments. The hypothalamus and pituitary glands also work directly on the ovaries helping them to conduct all their various functions making acupuncture an effective treatment for PMS and fertility issues. Substances released from these glands also have the effect of regulating serotonin and thus acupuncture has been linked to the treatment of depression and mood disorders. Imaging studies have shown acupuncture to increase circulation, decrease inflammation, expedite healing time, reduce pain and muscle spasms and also increase T-Cell count, which directly helps to strengthen the immune system.
So, that explains it right? Well not quite. While practitioners and some patients understand this idea of qi to be second nature the vast majority of the population wants “hard-core” scientific evidence as to why the seemingly magic medicine works. This is what they have found so far. Acupuncture has a direct effect on the hypothalamic-pituitary system at the base of the brain. Nerve impulses sent from receptors activated by the insertion of an acupuncture needles into acupuncture points stimulate these glands. The pituitary and hypothalamus release neurotransmitters and also endorphins, which have been said to be 200 times stronger for pain relief than Morphine. Making acupuncture a wonderful treatment for pain.
The Eastern explanation of why acupuncture works is based on the concept of Qi. Qi is the energy, or life force, that runs through the body via acupuncture channels. These channels run through and directly relate to the organs in the body. When this energy is running smoothly, in a balanced manner, the system remains free of disease and in its natural and healthy state. However, many things contribute to the disruption of this energy and as a result pain and disease occur. The placement of acupuncture needles into specific locations on the body allow for practitioners of Chinese Medicine to manipulate this energy. For example if someone has pain, often referred to as a condition of “stagnant qi” in Chinese medicine, the practitioner will choose points with the function of dispersing qi specific to the region of the body experiencing pain. Likewise, if there is too little qi practitioners will use points to promote qi. With over 350 acupuncture points on the human body a skilled practitioner will diagnose a very specific pattern and choose wisely to use the appropriate points for the related condition.
While acupuncture treats a myriad of ailments it is most recognized in the US for its success treating pain. Both chronic and acute pain responds very well to the ancient medicine and despite fantastic results everyone continues to wonder why?
Why Acupuncture Works
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By Sarah Allen, L.Ac.
When customers, clients, patients, or borrowers don’t pay as agreed, not only is your cash flow damaged, you are likely to feel conned and very irritable. Here, in part 1 of 2, are the leading “games” some debtors play and how you can reduce the odds of losing your money.
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Debtor sends a check, but doesn’t sign it. This could be an innocent oversight, but, even so, call your debtor, tell them you’ll be returning the check for signature, and will you please take care of that right away. Enclose a self-addressed and stamped envelope to help the debtor keep their commitment.
“I’m divorced. Call my spouse.” Both spouses are responsible if the debt was incurred before the divorce. In that case, tell the divorcee that you will bill the spouse, as a courtesy, but if it’s not paid within a week, we will look to you for payment.
Over the past 40 years, I’ve helped hundreds of businesses and practices do exactly that. • Conducted public collection seminars in 200 cities in all 50 states • A member of the Institute of Management Consultants. • Spoken at the Commonwealth Club and many other venues. • References are available at www.sklarcashflow.com
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“My attorney is handling this.” Ask your debtor to have the attorney contact you within 24 hours. If no response, send the attorney a certified letter that states, “Unless we hear from you within 48 hours, we will assume that you are no longer the attorney of record.” That usually gets a response.
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“We’ll pay you when our customers pay us.” You say, “I wish we could do that, but we can’t. Then recommend places where people can get money – bank loan, relatives, line of credit, home equity line, etc. If they have access to one of these sources and refuse to use it, turn the account into collection.
“I’m not paying, period.” Great! Now you don’t have to waste time. You can use a third party collection service right away, but it can’t hurt to first ask the debtor what is the reason for saying that. Maybe you can come to some agreement.
“Your product (or service) is no good, so I’m not paying.” Say that you stand 100% behind your products. Ask debtor to return that product, and you’ll send another one, and the balance is now due. But, what do you do if the customer claims that they don’t want the product, it isn’t what they expected, it’s too expensive, they’ve changed their mind, the product has since gone on sale, or whatever? Your policy should include a willingness to accommodate a reasonable customer request, but also states that products kept or services received must be paid for.
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Sold, pending Close of Escrow—a rare, legal lot with 2 Assessor Parcel Numbers! Gorgeous 180 Views from front to back—one, the skyscape of SF Bay, and the other, of the coastal mountains—truly a wonder of the world. I can see you from here, Redwood Shores! How beautiful it is here from the mountains to the sea.
The market is not done with us. There will be more fluctuations, and given the banks—which made their biggest profits ever on devalued properties—are still reluctant to lend money for home sales. Appraisals are back to being a problem, and your best defense is to work with an experienced realtor.
Go to my website, www.KTEckardtRealtor.com and click on “Client Recommendations,” and watch your neighbor, Bruce Vogel, talk about how I got him the best price in the worst quarter since the Crash. Let’s keep our chins up, our heads up, our arms wrapped around each other, and our hands locked in prayer for better days!
For those who think that realtors sell real estate 24 hours a day, maybe 12--the reasons we do this job is because we believe in human and property rights for everybody. One’s home must be one’s castle in which you’re king or queen every day.
There’s not much talk about what the other “entitlement” called Medicaid, is going to be reduced by to feed the slush fund, while both parties have scheduled 15% to be taken from Medicare. I know there are people who need free healthcare, but I see people in Section 8 housing with new clothes, technology and Iphones I can’t afford. Do all these people deserve it?
Most of our elder citizens don’t have computers, and are given no information regarding their futures—from banking to healthcare. Now Medicare is being called an “entitlement”-as if it was a gift to be taken away--but it’s what our seniors and elders have worked hard for all their lives.
It’s been the American Dream since I can remember. But like seniority, job security and the gold-plated watch after working nearly one’s entire life in one company—the nest egg dream evaporated since the Crash of 2008. It effected the most vulnerable people—our seniors and elderly—who are desperately trying to hang on to what they own and worried they’ll be homeless.
No thank you. I take offense that despite all the talk, nobody is coming to the defense of the elderly, especially to protect their healthcare and home ownership. They can’t just go out and get a job and make money. They aren’t in the job gene pool. They are among the most vulnerable among us—worried about where and how they’re going to live and make it in this economy which has yet to show enough improvement for enough people.
My cousin in New York City—her neighbors are all in free apartments with free medical—hosted by the City. She’s 87 years old and living off her meager social security. Now they want to reduce her Medicare benefits and provide government vouchers, so her prognosis will be decided by committee.
We as a people need to champion the rights of the seniors and elderly in this country and protect them and our future selves from being live bait for hungry politicians in a hungry country. Submitted by KT Eckardt
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Problems with gums and teeth don’t just stay in the mouth. They also affect the heart, kidneys and joints. So, it is very important to the overall health of your pet to keep those teeth in top shape. It is never too early to start your dog or cat on a dental care program. Your own vet can show you the proper way to brush your animal’s teeth. They will also have the right tools for you so that you can do the job at home. (Note: Never use toothpaste made for humans on your animals! You must use toothpaste made specifically for dogs and cats.).
On a different note, by the time you read this, Halloween will be upon us. If you are handing out treats to the little ones, please make sure you keep Fido or Fluffy in a secure area, so they cannot escape when you open the door! If you are taking the kids out for trick or treating, please leave “Fido” at home. All of the costumes and things that go “bump in the night” can make “Fido” very scared and fearful. Jan Brown is the Owner of Jan’s Pet Sitting and is a Pet Tech® Pet First Aid Instructor. She can be reached at email@example.com.
The month of February is Pet National Dental Health month. Some vets during the month of February may offer a reduced fee on teeth cleaning. Check and see if your vet is one who does.
A proper teeth cleaning by your vet is usually done under anesthesia. This allows your vet to perform a full dental exam including checking for any growths on the gums or in the mouth, removal of any diseased teeth and checking for “pockets” in the gums.
Prior to a scheduled teeth cleaning your vet may want to perform a blood test. This test will make sure that vital organs such as the liver and kidneys are in good health and there are no undiagnosed medical issues.
Sunday, October 14th - Save the Music Twin Pines Park Thursday, October 18th - Improv Night, 7pm Studio Theater Wednesday & Thursday, - October 24th & 25th Choir Pops Benefit Concert, - “Masquerade” 7pm PAC Thursday – Sunday, November 15th-18th - Fall Play, “Fools”, Thurs-Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm, Studio Theater Friday, - November 30th Winter Dance Showcase, 7pm Dance Studio Sunday, - December 2nd Choir “Community Holiday Sing-Along”, 2pm PAC Thursday & Friday, - December 6th-7thWinterInstrumental Music Concerts, 7pm PAC Friday & Saturday, - December 14th & 15thChoirWinter Concert, “Gloria”, 7pm PAC Thursday – Sunday, - February 7th-10th Musical“Guys and Dolls”, Thurs-Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm PAC Friday & Saturday, - February 22nd & 23rd Choir Dessert Theater, “An Evening With Oscar and Tony” 7pm Student Union Friday, - March 1st Instrumental Chamber Music Night, 7pm Student Union Saturday, - March 9th Performing Arts Gala, 7pmPAC Wednesday, - March 20th SRS/Improv Show, 7pm Studio Theater
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The Redwood Shores Lions Club is a family friendly group of people who enjoy giving back to the community while having fun at the same time. If you’re interested in doing community service projects, the Lions Club may be the right organization for you! The Club holds its general meeting on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Sandpiper Community Center. Also, check out our website at www.redwoodshoreslions.com for more information. Maple Street Shelter is a temporary adult shelter in Redwood City. Recently, the Redwood Shores Lions Club sponsored a barbecue dinner for the residents and staff. The barbecue dinner was served outside on the patio and the Lions Club also presented the shelter with donations of toiletries and other items. The residents and staff enjoyed the dinner and appreciated the donations, and everyone involved had a great time.
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region. In both instances, the cranes were warmly received and much appreciated! The Second Harvest Food Bank serves San Mateo and Santa Clara counties and is one of the largest food banks in the nation. Last year, the Second Harvest Food Bank distributed 45 million pounds of nutritious food to low-income people in need in every zip code of our service area from Daly City to Gilroy, and from the ocean to the bay. We are fortunate to have a Second Harvest Food Bank warehouse located very close to us in San Carlos. Recently the Redwood Shores Lions Club volunteered for a food sorting at the warehouse. Food sorting is a fun activity, involving ‘people power’ and takes only 2-3 hours of time. The Lions Club members had a good time and plan to do more food sorts in the future.
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Origami cranes have a long history in Japan and around the world, of being a way to show sympathy and support. It takes many, many hours to create one thousand cranes. Last year, the Redwood Shores Lions Club, along with family and friends, created not one, but two thousand cranes to show our sympathy and support to the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. Through the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC), the Lions Club connected with the Sendai YMCA and the Shanti Volunteer Association. Katie Takemoto, our junior chair of the project, saw that one thousand cranes were delivered to the Shanti Volunteer Association, and the Amagasawa Temporary Housing project displayed the cranes during a recent event in Kesennuma. One thousand cranes were also delivered to the Sendai YMCA, just in time for the 3 day Tanabata summer festival in Sendai. Sendai, Miyagi was severely damaged by the earthquake and tsunami. During this festival, the people pray for the continued rebuilding of the
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1. Steam fry for warm flavor and good health… More flavorful than boiling or steaming, healthier than fat-heavy stir frying – out with cold salads, in with warm, savory steam fries! This means sautéing your veggies briefly in a little oil, then adding water, stock or wine and covering the pan. Allow to cook until almost done, then uncover and boil off any excess liquid. Put chopped onions, garlic and/or thicker veggies in for a few minutes first before adding leafy greens, which cook more quickly. And by the way, dark leafy greens are some of the most mineral-rich, health-giving foods you can eat, so add them to your mixes regularly. If you have a hard time eating your greens, try accenting your steam fries with sweet veggies like frozen corn, sliced carrots or cubed butternut squash. Check out Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s for pre-cut veggies and a variety of winter greens mixes. 2. Blend a soothing soup… Pick any root vegetable, squash or cauliflower. Steam or boil enough for 2-4 people until very tender. Add the veggies to a
Eat Your Veggies: 3 Fast, Easy & Tasty Ways to Get More Veggies Into Your Fall – Winter Diet We all know we’re supposed to get our “5-a-day”, but somehow it seems easier in the summer when delicious and familiar fresh veggies abound and tossing together cold salads appeals. But it doesn’t have to be a drag to eat your veggies as the days grow shorter and colder. Here are 3 fast, easy, palate-pleasing ways to do it:
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The Redwood Shores Lions Club sponsors the local Redwood Shores Boy Scout Troop, and will be partnering with the Boy Scouts in an eye glass collection drive this fall. If you have old eyeglasses, please consider donating those used eyeglasses to the Boy Scouts. Or look for our eyeglass collection container at the Sandpiper Community Center. All eyeglasses will be cleaned, refurbished, and donated to needy individuals.
Congratulations to our new President Jun Madrinan and his cabinet. For the 2012-2013 year, President Jun will be supported by Vice President Virgil Sadsad, Secretary Angie Tapang, and Treasurer Ram Paul Passi. Congratulations and best wishes for a successful year!
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Once you try these methods for preparing your winter veggies, you’ll see just how easy and tasty it can be to get your “5-a-day” all year long. Give it a go!
blender with just enough hot water or broth to blend to a smooth consistency (not too watery). This is your base. Add the seasonings of your choice (sea salt, pepper, dried herb mixes, etc.) and a bit of fat for creaminess (butter, ghee, olive oil, sour cream, etc.). For texture, pulse in steamed or sautéed greens, onion, leek or any other vegetable you enjoy. Cauliflower done this way with olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon juice is delicious with steamed broccoli, and even roasted chicken, pulsed in. Potato with sour cream, salt, pepper and leek is also excellent. The combinations are limitless! 3. Roast your roots for hearty comfort food… Root vegetables, except for potatoes and carrots, are often overlooked, yet they are inexpensive, readily available and packed with nutrition. They offer a hearty comfort food when roasted or slowcooked alone or as part of a stew. Google for recipes and experiment with turnips, rutabagas, beets and parsnips, as well as carrots and various types of potatoes. Chopped almonds, pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds make excellent toppings.
From LYNN’s KITCHEN (Or how a former Connecticut Yankee embraced California Cuisine)
October Weekend Dinner When the cool weather begins to set in, and we are outdoors tending to our autumn gardening chores, or merely relaxing on a weekend afternoon, watching college and NFL football games, nothing smells more wonderful than a nice pot roast cooking in the oven. Aside from the initial preparation, it really cooks itself and only needs an occasional “chef check” to flip it over a few times to make certain it is browning properly. We like to make Yankee Pot Roast for a Sunday dinner, but with a California twist to our traditional recipe. This past weekend, we visited friends in Marin County, and stopped at the Whole Foods store on East Blithedale Avenue in Mill Valley on our way back home. We picked up a beautiful grass fed 2 lb. boneless chuck roast, and an assortment of root vegetables to roast and serve with our dinner. Delicious, especially with a nice glass of our favorite Navarro Pinot Noir Deep End Blend! YANKEE POT ROAST Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2 LB boneless chuck roast 1/3 C. Unbleached All Purpose Flour Fresh ground black pepper Kosher Salt I Large Yellow Onion, chopped into small pieces 2 or 3 Carrots, peeled and chopped into small pieces 2 or 3 Cloves Garlic, peeled and diced Olive Oil 1 Cup Red Wine 1 to 1 ½ Quarts Beef Stock 1 Large Turkish Bay Leaf (California Bay Laurel is too strong/aromatic for this recipe) 6 Sprigs Fresh Thyme Fresh Flat Leaf / Italian Parsley – about ¼ Cup chopped and for garnish Lynn Kathleen Adams
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It also brought to mind an episode we witnessed years ago in Cavaillon, a sun-drenched city in Provence. Stalled in traffic, and wanting to absorb as much culture as possible, I began scanning the storefronts. While gazing through one of the windows, I was stunned by the improbable: customers filling up oversized containers with wine via a rubber hose attached to a tank, which—I swear—looked exactly like the configuration at your neighborhood gas station! Vin de pump—or whatever that blend might be titled—is most likely their bulk, un-bottled version of Two Buck Chuck. I am struck by the lack of pretense in the above scenes. They validate that France’s citizens—particularly countryside dwellers—regard wine as a food item, not as an image-laden, numerically rated beverage. To the contrary, their daily table wines are a standard, dining complement much like salt and pepper, oil and vinegar, and the like. It’s unlikely wine will ever reach that status in America—but we can hope.
While browsing a food and wine magazine recently, I was reminded of a DVD that my wife and I watched some time ago. There was a scene wherein two men, in an anonymous small town in France, were in a restaurant ordering dinner. One requested an omelet, the other seconded the choice. The server then asked, “Red or White?” Not, mind you, “What would you like to drink?” Just “Red or White?” Without even inquiring about other beverage options, they agreed on red. She returned with a carafe filled with, undoubtedly, an inexpensive, generic blend from nearby producers. Vin de table. Drinkable, it’s at the bottom France’s appellation hierarchy.
ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLES This is easy – just take an assortment of shallots, fingerling potatoes, carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, turnips or butternut squash – whatever you like! Peel (or not depending upon selection), slice into similar sizes, toss with olive oil and salt & pepper, and place in separate roasting pan in the over for approximately 60 minutes, stirring once or twice when you check on the pot roast. Lynn has been a RSCA Board Member since 1994
Season the chuck roast with salt and pepper, then dredge with flour until evenly coated. Place Dutch Oven (we always use “Big Blue” our favorite Le Creuset French Oven) on stove top and add 2 Tablespoons of olive oil – heat on medium and brown the roast on all sides. Remove roast from pan. Add chopped onion, carrots and garlic. Sauté until onions are translucent, and carrots slightly softened. Add red wine, beef stock (start with one quart), bay leaf and thyme sprigs (don’t worry, the little thyme leaves will fall off during the cooking process and you can extract the bare springs along with the bay leaf before serving!) and the roast. Bring to boil, and then cover the pot and place in oven on middle rack. You will need to cook the pot roast for 2 – 2 ½ hours, until meat is tender and almost falling apart. If necessary, add a bit more beef broth. The goal is to only have about 1 or 2 inches of the roast above the liquid. When cooked, remove roast from pot, set onto platter and cover with foil to rest. Strain the liquid into smaller pan to remove any thyme sprigs, or bits of carrots and onions. Bring liquid to boil and then lower heat to slow boil, stirring to reduce and concentrate the flavor. (You can thicken by adding 1 teaspoon cornstarch to 1/3 Cup cold water, stirring, and then adding to hot liquid.). To serve, arrange the roasted root vegetables on the platter alongside the pot roast, pour some of the juices over the roast and sprinkle with fresh parsley.
The French Appellation System is a product labeling method which guarantees origin, authenticity and, indirectly, quality. Not widely understood or appreciated in America, that guarantee applies not only to wines and spirits, but also to other food products like cheese from Roquefort, green lentils from Le Puy and chickens from Bresse. A nation which has categorized its food and wine products into stringent hierarchical classifications, teaches us more than disdaining Two Buck Chuck or raving about Cult Cabernets. It teaches us to accept (and enjoy) each for what they are.
Notwithstanding the above, I suspect that there is yet another level in countryside Monsieur’s palate. If you were to nudge him, tug at his shirtsleeve and ask, “C’mon, Mon Ami, where’s the special reds that Grandpere gave you?” he would not be offended. I’m sure he would lead you to a stash in his underground cellars, and/or to others tucked inside an antique armoire. And those wouldn’t be characterless Vin ordinaire. No, they would be Premier or Grand Crus of structure and longevity, most likely crafted by one of the better winegrowers in a nearby appellation. Those would be quality wines set aside for family celebrations.
Fox Theatre Highlights For October:
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*Dark Star Orchestra. 9 p.m. Thursday, October 11. Fox Theatre.
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* Halloween Partee’ with Lara Price (Club Fox Blues Jam). 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 31. Club Fox.
* Bring it Karaoke with Anthony. 8 p.m. Monday, October 29. Club Fox.
* The Houserockers. 8 p.m. Friday, October 26. Club Fox.
* Haley & Michaels with Molly Swank. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 25. Club Fox.
* Tia Carroll (Club Fox Blues Jam). 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 24. Club Fox.
* Bring it Karaoke with Anthony. 8 p.m. Monday, October 22. Club Fox.
* Savoy Brown Voodoo Moon Tour. 8 p.m. Thursday, October 18. Club Fox.
* Mitch Woods (Club Fox Blues Jam). 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 17. Club Fox.
* Bring it Karaoke with Anthony. 8 p.m. Monday, October 15. Club Fox.
* Third Sol Live CD Release with Colores. 8 p.m. Friday, October 12. Club Fox.
* The Plastic Fauxno Band presents The John Lennon Live in Concert Experience. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 11. Club Fox.
* David Landon Band (Club Fox Blues Jam). 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 10. Club Fox.
* Bring it Karaoke with Anthony. 8 p.m. Monday, October 8. Club Fox.
* Nathan Aweau CD Release Concert and Benefit. 8 p.m. Sunday, October 7. Club Fox.
* Pride and Joy. 9 p.m. Friday, October 5. Club Fox.
* BluesMix (Club Fox Blues Jam). 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 3. Club Fox.
* Tainted Love. 9 p.m. Friday, October 12. Club Fox.
• Saturday October 13 at 11:00am Children’s Music Program with Juliette McDonald • Saturday October 20 at 11:00am Enjoy a musical performance by children’s singer and songwriter Juliette McDonald! • Wednesdays through October 31 from 10:00am-10:45am A musical learning curriculum integrating music, language, interaction and play. Register online at redwoodcity.org/parks
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• Saturday October 27 at 1:30pm Learn about our whales and dolphins with the Marine Science Institute!
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Dragon Productions Theatre Company is a professional nonprofit live theatre production company founded by Executive Producer Meredith Hagedorn in 1999, that set down permanently in Palo Alto in 2006. Dragon Productions began as a nomadic theatre company producing 9 shows before they decided that they needed their own home. Thanks to generous sponsors and kind community support, they have had great success so far and hope to pick up the momentum in order to provide more quality theatre, events, & classes throughout the year. The talented people who comprise Dragon Productions have this motto: “If you want to do something amazing, you have to make it happen. Don’t wait around for others to give you the opportunity.”
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