Volume 43 Number 11
On Measure R, VOTE (?)
Redwood Shores Community Association
RSCA has always supported education in our local schools and recognizes both the intangible value and increased property value they add to our community. You will find arguments supporting Measure R on Page 4 and in the Official Voter Information Pamphlet you received. You can read one person’s opposition to Measure R on Page 4 of the October PILOT. (If you don’t still have your mailed copy, it’s also on the web at RSCA.org.) The RSCA Board has heard – vigorously – from both those who support and those who oppose Measure R. We remain keenly aware that we represent not only those with school age children, but the 75+% of Shores residents without school age children. While the RSCA Board was unable to reach consensus on Measure R, we do recognize these concerns of the broader Shores community:
With regard to the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District (BRSSD) elections, RSCA is not endorsing any Board candidates or taking a position on the parcel tax Measure R.
When considering District Board of Trustees candidates, we encourage voters to bear in mind these concerns: •Incumbents are re-elected when things are working well. If you believe the District has been well governed and acted responsibly, then vote for the incumbent, Chuck Velschow. If not, then vote for one of the challengers. •Will the candidate bring an independent point of view to Board decisions rather than constantly go along with the status quo?
•The District has a new Superintendent and will soon have a new Board of Trustees. This new team should be given the opportunity to address past deficiencies before taxpayers are asked to approve another “temporary” parcel tax.
•District citizens and especially Shores taxpayers have, in recent years, approved every tax & bond measures to fund our schools, including Shores-only funding to build Redwood Shores Elementary. Apparently we still don’t have adequate classrooms available in our local neighborhood schools for the expected student population.
•California’s Proposition 30 is projected to raise over $3 Billion for distribution to local school districts. Since BRSSD could receive substantial income from Prop. 30, until the amount of the Prop. 30 funding is determined, Measure R is premature.
•Due to the increase in local property taxes, the School District ran a surplus this past year of over half a million dollars. The District may not be as financially challenged as it would represent.
•The current parcel taxes that Measure R replaces do not expire until June of 2015 and 2016. These distant expiration dates suggest that the District has plenty of time to address local concerns and then seek to pass funding solutions that may be needed.
•Is the candidate willing to assure that neighborhood children are preferentially assigned to their neighborhood school ahead of out-of-district transfers as required by state law? This year the District assigned more than a dozen transfer students to over-enrolled Redwood Shores Elementary, denying those places to local Shores students. •Does the candidate acknowledge that the District’s current “no boundaries” policy is inequitable and unfairly affects only particular neighborhoods within the District? This includes the western Shores areas nearest Hwy. 101 due to arbitrary “capacity limits” and resulting over-enrollment at our two neighborhood schools, while other areas are “safe” and protected from this uncertainty.
A reminder, for the Redwood City Council, RSCA has endorsed: * Jeff Gee H
Council Member, Vice-Mayor
•The District has taken actions and proposed unfair policies that do not respect its commitments to Shores taxpayers and voters, specifically the Measure C Bond to build the new RWS Elementary School in order to “allow every local child to attend a neighborhood elementary school.”
•Is the candidate seeking to assure that all Shores households have fair and equal access to attend our two Shores schools, including the new school which they paid with the Measure C Funds?
Former Council Member th After meeting and hearing from all six Candidates at the Shores forum on Sept. 4 , the RSCA Board has endorsed and strongly Experience is especially important as the City faces both budgetary and quality-of-service challenges. We see every reason to re-elect the two incumbent Council Members. We also feel that Ms. Howard’s previous Council experience will benefit the City. encourages Redwood Shores voters to elect these three candidates to the three open seats on the Redwood City Council.
* John Seybert H
* Diane Howard H
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President’s Memo Letter To The Editor, BRSSD Superintendent Message Light Up The Shores, Hybrid Bus Disaster Preparedness We’re For The Birds, On The Move SC Flight Center, Troop 32276 Letter on Measure R Thanksgiving, Hanukkah Save The Music Why You Need Chiropractic Recollections of Pete Hughes Be Prepared for Your Petsitter Retiring And Selling Your Home Group Therapy, Redwood Symphony Fall Trends Lynn’s Kitchen & Wine Appreciation Library Schedule Students
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Most of you recently received our mail notice about 2014 Membership. You’ve asked us to please avoid the November/December holidays, and we’ve adjusted our mailing schedule to make that possible.
Join RSCA, Support Our Events in 2014!
President’s Memo for November 2013
by Harris Rogers
If you’re not already on our email list, go to our web site at RSCA.org. At the top of the left column is a big yellow button that says “Join our email list”. Just click on that button and add yourself to our list.
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Now do your part and return your Membership this month so that our “elves” can enjoy the Holidays, too.
• Disaster Preparedness Day - Sunday November 24th - Show Your Cards December 8th - 1-3pm – RWS Library
• Election Day - Tuesday, November 5th
Criminals Impersonating PG&E Workers
Every email address saves us over $2 each year in postal mailing costs, money that goes to our events. We keep our emails to a minimum and use them mostly to inform you of our local events or important information that comes between monthly issues of The PILOT. You can leave our list at any time, but give us a chance to keep you up to date on what’s happening in the Shores.
• Santa Comes To The Shores – Sunday
• Light Up The Shores - Judging December 19th - Submit your photos to RSCA See page 8
Crime is on the rise around the entire Bay Area. In late summer there were two cases of thieves dressing as utility workers to gain access to Bay Area homes in Oakland and, closer to home, San Carlos.
In each case, one person dressed as a utility worker and gained access to the customer’s backyard, while a second person entered the home and stole money, coins and/or jewelry. Thankfully, nobody was injured in either case. Investigations are ongoing, and PG&E is working in full cooperation with local law enforcement. Always – ALWAYS – ask to see valid identification before allowing anyone claiming to be a PG&E representative inside your home. PG&E employees always carry their identification and are always willing to show it to you. The same is true for ALL utility workers.
REGISTER, then VOTE !
Whether you agree or disagree with our endorsements or comments about the decision process, being a voter is one of the most basic ways each of us exercise our most fundamental right to express our opinions about those who govern. We have two big local elections on November 5th.
• RSCA Annual Meeting - Wednesday February 12, 2014 - RWS Library
Finally, customers with concerns about any “PG&E” call they receive are encouraged to call PG&E directly at 1-800-PGE-5000.
If it’s a PG&E representative, you can call PG&E’s customer service line at 1-800-PGE-5000 to verify an appointment and/or PG&E’s presence in the community. Customers who have an appointment with PG&E will receive an automated call back within 48 hours prior to a scheduled visit.
If a person claiming to be an employee of PG&E (or Comcast Cable, AT&T, or any utility company) has identification and you still feel uncomfortable, you should immediately call RWC Police, 369-3333.
Shores residents are among the most civic-minded people in this local area. Being a voter increases the importance of the Shores with local officials. They look closely at how many of those eligible actually vote, and the higher that percentage the more influence we have as a community. Whatever your opinions or politics, this will be an important local election, both for the Redwood City Council and for the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District. You need to be part of it, so… If you did not receive a mail-in ballot, go to the polls on election day, November 5th.
Of special importance to the Shores this year are the local elections for three (3) seats on the Redwood City Council, three (3) seats (a possible new majority) on the BelmontRedwood Shores School District Board of Trustees, and the proposed Measure R parcel tax.
BE A VOTER !
Dear Redwood Shores Community,
An Accelerated Transition to Test our New State Standards
As you may have heard, California along with 45 other states has adopted new academic standards in English and Math, known as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Generally speaking, these are better standards that are internationally benchmarked and designed to prepare students for college and career. While the standards were adopted in 2010, it is taking years to produce new textbooks and reliable tests that can measure our progress towards those standards. Up until October 2, 2013, we were planning on continuing our prior testing program (STAR) through the spring of 2014.
By passing Assembly Bill 484 on October 2, Governor Brown and the state legislature accelerated our transition to state tests that are aligned to the new CCSS standards. The one wrinkle in the plan is that the new tests are not sufficiently reliable to be completely ready this spring. So, from April to June 2014, California public school students in grades 3-8 and 11 will be field testing the new CCSS assessments in English and/or math. This accelerates by one year the expected transition to the new assessments. This new law also means that the STAR testing system is finished. For the 2013-14 school year, there will not be new scores or rankings for California public schools.
As a professional educator, I believe that this accelerated transition is a good thing. Since 2010, the state has had the new CCSS standards on the books, while testing our students with STAR tests aligned to the old standards. Teachers have been in a challenging position all along—teach to the new standards or teach to the old test? Now, at last, the tests are aligned to the standards.
As you can see, public education is undergoing significant change, but I am optimistic that it is moving in the right direction for our students, who will be entering a globally competitive workforce in 10 to 20 years’ time. We will have parent and community education events to give you a better understanding of these changes should
As for the new tests, the students will be field testing them this spring on computers, not with paper and pencil, as the new tests are intended to be computer-based. This will put significant demands on our technology infrastructure and our computer inventory. Although this will be another change to manage, the computerbased tests have the potential to be better tests because (1) computer-based tests can adapt to the individual test taker, e.g., the test can get harder if you are getting all of the questions right, and (2) computer-based tests can use additional media, such as videos, in addition to text-based articles.
As with any large-scale change, this transition has its challenges. Textbook publishers are just beginning to produce CCSS-aligned materials, and the state is engaged in a thorough, time-intensive process for reviewing and approving those materials. In all likelihood, state-approved, CCSS-aligned materials will be available to the schools in a year or two. Without new CCSS-aligned textbooks, California public school teachers are modifying their existing materials and curriculum to better address the new standards.
In short, we know that, at a minimum, the District needs those parcel taxes to keep coming in the door. For the kids and for your property values, vote Yes on R. Derby Davidson, 14 Year Redwood Shores Resident
Mr. Reising encourages us to wait until the new Local Control Funding Formula is implemented before deciding we need to renew these taxes. Every news article I’ve read indicates that our District should expect no help from this new formula. As a Basic Aid District, we won’t see any of the per-pupil increases in spending because we don’t get money on a per-pupil basis. We won’t be seeing any of the extra money going to districts with high poverty rates because we aren’t one of those districts.
Mr. Reising asserts that parcel taxes are meant to be a temporary solution to a funding problem. If he has a way of funding our schools adequately without the need to renew parcel taxes every 10 years, I’d love to hear it. The facts are that (a) the state of California is a long way from funding education adequately and (b) we are a Basic Aid District, meaning we get the same share of property taxes, even as our enrollment has grown by approximately 1,200 students over the last 6 years. Thus, the funding problem is not a short-term problem, and is in fact getting worse.
Mr. Reising complains that the parcel taxes we are renewing don’t run out for another 1.5-2.5 years. However, I am grateful that our School Board representatives are looking ahead and asking to renew the taxes now, rather than panicking when the money is about to run out. Further, combining the two renewals into one measure saves volunteer time and money on campaigning.
Mr. Reising asserts that the parcel taxes are not tax-deductible. Unless Mr. Reising does not itemize deductions, I do not understand the basis for this statement. IRS Publication 530 states that “you can deduct the (real estate) tax if it is assessed uniformly at a like rate on all real property throughout the community. The proceeds must be for general community or governmental purposes and not be a payment for a special privilege granted or service rendered to you.”
Mr. Reising asserts that we are somehow forgetting that sizable number of taxpayers within the district who do not have children. I certainly hope those taxpayers know that we need their vote. Why should they vote yes? Any real estate agent will tell you that property values are closely tied to the performance of the local schools. Thus, in addition to helping provide for the education of the next generation, property owners are helping themselves by voting for this tax. Continuing to pay $174 per year seems like a good investment to protect the value of that $1,000,000 home.
I am writing to respond to concerns raised about Measure R (a parcel tax renewal for the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District) by Matthew Reising in the October issue of The Pilot.
you wish to learn more. The first such event will take place at Ralston Middle School on Monday, November 18, at 7pm. If you have any questions on this topic or others, please check our website at brssd.org, call us at 650-637-4800 (x1003), or write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submitted by Michael Milliken
We all look forward to seeing our Shores residents decorate their homes for the upcoming festive Holiday Season. It never ceases to amaze us how creative and artistic some of you are, and it is truly a delight to walk or ride around the many different neighborhoods in Redwood Shores to view your handiwork. We are always afraid that we will miss some hidden gem, and not give you the recognition that you deserve.
Light Up The Shores
New Requirements for 2013
Show Your Cards
For our third year in a row, the Redwood City Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in co-operation with Redwood Shores Community Association (RSCA) will be conducting a Emergency Drill on Sunday, November 24th.
Disaster Preparedness Day Sunday November 24th
Therefore, our RSCA elves have come up with a new plan for this year, and one that we all hope you will enthusiastically embrace.
If you would like to submit your holiday lighting and decorations for consideration and possible publication in The PILOT, we are asking that you take a photo of your home, apartment, condominium or townhome, and submit it to our Board of Directors for their official “judging” process. Of course, it’s best that this be a “night-time” photo so we can see how brilliantly the lights and decorations shine in the darkness!
Each photo should be accompanied by the resident’s name and street address, including apartment number if applicable. Your photos must be submitted no later than Saturday, December 14th, as our elves will be judging all submittals the week beginning Sunday, December 15th. Sorry, no late applicants can be considered, as this will be a lengthy review process! Photos should be submitted electronically to our RSCA Elves at the following e-mail address: email@example.com Many thanks from your RSCA Board of Directors
The CERT teams are made up of Redwood City volunteers who have been trained in First Aid and Disaster Procedures. In an actual disaster, those teams would be looking for homes in distress. Homes that displayed a green card would be helping by allowing the teams to quickly move on. Please help to prepare for a disaster by showing your card so that we can help you. Put them in your front window so they are visible from the street!
On that day, we ask residents to display the RED/GREEN signal cards that were distributed each of the past two years to every household via the Pilot. CERT teams will survey all of Redwood and Belmont Shores looking for those cards.
For the community and SamTrans riders this means reduced emissions and smoother, quieter buses. For SamTrans, it means using less fuel, which translates into lower operating costs. SamTrans received $4.9 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to purchase the diesel electric hybrid buses. All the buses are being manufactured by Gillig of The buses are part of a fleet of 313 SamTrans vehicles that proHayward, which means the federal funds are providing jobs for vide transportation for more than 40,000 people every weekday. Most SamTrans riders are going to school or work and 77 Bay Area workers. percent do not have access to a car.
Redwood City - SamTrans has new energy-efficient buses that will produce fewer emissions and use less fuel than diesel-powered buses. The first bus is expected to hit the streets in midDecember with the remaining buses going into service by mid2014. The low-floor buses use long-life, maintenance-free batteries to capture and store braking energy and advanced solid state controllers to manage and blend power sources.
SamTrans’ First Hybrid Bus!
The new 40-foot buses will be used throughout SamTrans service area and can carry up to 39 seated passengers with up to another 24 riders standing. Like all SamTrans buses, the new buses have priority seating for seniors and people with disabilities and exterior bike racks that can accommodate up to two bikes.
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Belted Kingfishers have an interesting nesting habit, unique to their species. In the Spring, they pair off and begin to build a nest together. This nest, or burrow, is in soft earth near water. It can
Female Belted Kingfisher Other markings include a big head (I mean really big for its body), a stocky shape for a diving bird, a large shaggy crest and a thick pointed bill. That bill is tough. I know because a Belted Kingfisher tried to fly through my dining room window, not once but twice, and was none the worse for having hit it bill first. When I opened the door to get it to move on, it made its strange rattling sound that is characteristic of Kingfishers. They don’t really call or sing, they sound more like woodpeckers and you will likely hear one before you see it since they “talk” a lot. I have only seen one Kingfisher in the Shores but there surely are more of them because we have ideal fishing conditions. Living up to their name, Kingfisher, they fly rapidly over water, often calling as they fly, then suddenly plunge, coming up with a fish. They also like to perch in trees near water where they wait patiently until they have spotted one, then dive head first to spear it.
The Belted Kingfisher lives up to its name. First, it is belted – the male has a white band, or belt, around its neck and a wide blue breast belt. The female has three belts – white around the neck, dusty blue below and a rust-colored belt closer to its belly. They both have dusty blue backs with fine, white spotting on the wings and tail which fades to white underneath. Both birds are very striking.
Redwood Shores...We’re For The Birds
Some interesting facts about Kingfishers: •There are 90 species of Kingfishers in the world but only 3 are found in North America. •Both males and female are very flashy but unlike most birds, the female is more colorful than the male. •Kingfishers spear their fish prey, then whack them against a tree branch to make sure they are still before swallowing them head first. Note: Do not feed, chase or annoy birds or other wildlife. They are a valuable asset to our community. When you can, take a minute to pick up plastic bags and other plastic refuse. Birds can choke on small plastic wrappers or get entangled in bags and starve. References: Sequoia Audubon Society, Wikipedia, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology website — www.allaboutbirds.org Submitted by Ramona Rabin
be up to six feet in length, ending in a small, bare chamber. The eggs are incubated there for about 24 days. When the babies are hatched, they are blind and completely helpless. Both parents feed them for about 4 weeks after which the babies are taught to fish by the parents who catch small fish, then dump them back in the water for the chick to dive in and catch.
We’ve all heard how important it is to “strengthen your core”. Having a strong core is said to improve your sports perform- What about the Six Pack Muscle? The most famous abdominal ance, prevent low back pain, and trim your waistline. muscle, the rectus abdominis or “six pack” muscle, has very little to do with protecting the spine. The action of the rectus What is The Core? Most people would answer this by putting a abdominis is to flex your trunk forward. It spans multiple seghand on top of their mid-section. Or, they simply grab their ments of the spine and cannot prevent excess shearing or twistabdominal fat and look up with a guilty smile. The core, the ing of the spine. When done correctly, the exercises used to magical muscle whose strength is said to fulfill all of the afore- strengthen the rectus abdominis can challenge the true core mentioned promises, is actually comprised of multiple muscles muscles, but, performed incorrectly can increase back pain and including the transverse abdominis, the obliques, and the multi- perpetuate a hunched posture. The erector spinae of the back fidus. At the top of the core is your diaphragm which attaches help extend the trunk and maintain posture but their long disto your ribs and lumbar spine. At the bottom of your core are tance attachments spanning multiple vertebrae don’t add the pelvic floor (aka kegel) muscles. There are more muscles in strength to your body’s internal corset. the trunk, but the abdominal and back muscles that protect your spine, the true core, have multiple short distance attachments to Check back next month for tips on how to strengthen the core! the spine and pelvis. They tighten just enough to stabilize the center of your body allowing your extremities to work from a If you can’t wait, you can contact me with questions or requests stable base. Some consider the gluteal muscles as part of your for future articles: Alyssa Herrera-Set, DPT at core because their attachment to the pelvis and the legs are email@example.com.
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How does the core protect the spine? The core muscles are like an internal corset. They protect your spine and the spinal nerves because they wrap around your trunk and draw the contents of your abdomen inward. They keep your vertebrae stacked on top of each other and maintain the integrity of the 4 natural curves of the spine.
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San Carlos Flight Center began with one airplane and the goal of creating a real sense of community for pilots to come together to learn from each other and share in the fun of aviation. The Flight Center’s motto is “Safety, Community, Adventure” and dedicates itself to developing safe, competent pilots in a welcoming environment. Now the school boasts almost 200 members, and 14 aircraft, and continues to welcome in local pilots.
“We are thrilled to have received this recognition,” said Mr. Dyer, “We’ve worked hard for two years to build a place for pilots and people who want to become pilots to call home.”
The 2013 Flight Training Excellence Awards drew over 3,000 respondents who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience through an AOPA online poll. More than 500 different flight schools from across the country received nominations and 11 were selected as finalists. San Carlos Flight Center received the top honor on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the AOPA Aviation Summit in Fort Worth, Texas.
“Enormous congratulations are due to all the finalists,” said Shannon Yeager, vice president of AOPA’s Center to Advance the Pilot Community. “We created these awards to highlight the best the flight training industry has to offer, and it was clear from the customer reviews that every one of these schools and instructors are operating at an outstanding level of quality and service.”
The school, San Carlos Flight Center, was opened in early 2012 by San Francisco resident Dan Dyer, a long-time flight instructor operating in the SF Bay Area. While other flight schools in the area have received honorable mention in past years, this is the first time a West Coast flight school has taken top honors.
San carlos Flight center, - Bay Area flight school wins top honor in annual Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Flight Training Excellence Awards.
In order to accomplish this, the troop organized a neighborhood watch meeting and had police officers Steven Diaz and Diane Villegas talk to the neighborhood about neighborhood safety.
Kudos to troop 32276 on their bronze project, which was to request from the City of Redwood City two Neighborhood Watch signs to be installed on the corner of Compass Dr./Trident Dr. and at Marlin Park entrance in Redwood Shores.
kudos to Troop 32276
Again, on behalf of the troop, I really appreciate your publishing this in The Pilot to spread this awesome community project that the girls have done. I’m hoping that it would be an inspiration for the community to do the same to keep Redwood Shores a safe place to live. Submitted by Beni Poon American Association of university Women San carlos Branch (Redwood city, San carlos, Belmont) Presents: Jennifer Reisch -
Pictured are Troop 32277 members: Kayla Poon, Kenna Kwok, Samantha Chu, Annika Lin, Kristen Leong, Shreya Patel, Jordan Rich and Sarah Stulbarg.
On September 11th, we were informed by Officer Diaz that both of the two Neighborhood Watch signs have been installed. They are located on the corners of Compass Drive/Trident and at Marlin Park entrance, on the corner of Neptune Dr/Cringle Dr.
The girls had to prepare and distribute flyers to inform the neighborhood about the meeting. About two dozens residents attended the meeting which was very useful to all who attended. Our troop leader is now the neighborhood watch liaison in order to keep and continue the neighborhood watch in place for the next several years.
What is RSCA’s position on this recyclable paper bag tax? Submiitted by Bernard Haisch
I can understand why Redwood City would ban plastic bags, but to discourage the use of recyclable paper bags by taxing them does not make any sense. Ten cents per bag does not seem like much, but when that goes to 25 cents (next year?), a week’s worth of groceries could easily cost a family two dollars or more... and that does mount up.
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Jennifer Reisch has devoted her career to advocating for under represented individuals and communities. She is responsible for managing litigation and other advocacy on behalf of women, girls and working families.
•Director of Equal Rights Advocates which protects and expands economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls. •Saturday, November 9, 2013, 10:30 am Redwood Shores Library, 399 Marine Parkway, Redwood City,
November 13, 2013 -1:30pm for a conversation with the Principal -2:00pm School Tour -Central School, 525 Middle Road, Belmont -Nesbit School, 500 Biddulph Way, Belmont -Redwood Shores School, 225 Shearwater Parkway, Redwood City
• Let us give thanks - if only for all the bad things that are never going to happen.
.The BelmontRedwood Shores School District invites you to tour our beautifully modernized schools
Some Thoughts To Be Thankful For:
• Last but not least, it isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.
• Be thankful if your job is a little harder than you like. A razor can’t be sharpened on a piece of velvet.
• If you think you haven’t much to be thankful for, why not be thankful for some of the things you’re glad you don’t have.
• We ought to be thankful that we are living in a country where folks can say what they think without thinking.
Come and view our modernized classrooms, library and much more!
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The 11th Annual Save the Music Festival Was a Ton of Fun!
Thanks so much to the wonderful crowd that showed up on a gorgeous fall day to support our schools on Sunday, October 6th! Hope you had a great time. A few Lost & Found items were collected, and can be claimed in the Twin Pines Community / Senior Center.
THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS THE BIGGEST AND BEST SAVE THE MUSIC FESTIVAL YET!
Go to the event web page for a printable copy of the festival map and all the details about the event. Want to volunteer for next year? Email Martha Johnson at: firstname.lastname@example.org for next year. It's gonna be the best year yet!
Save the Music showcases top tribute bands, jazz & blues, school musicians and the Battle of the Marching Bands. Presented by Oracle and KFOX, and benefiting School-Force, the Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation.
For those of you that don’t know, the Save the Music Festival is used to raise money for Belmont-Redwood Shores public schools.
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By Dr. Jenny Kim, D.C. Many of us brush and floss our teeth, at least once, twice, maybe few times a day. We do this, not just as “appropriate” hygiene habits, but to keep our teeth and gums clean and healthy. We also make routine visits with our medical doctor for health check-ups and annuals.
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So have you ever wondered if you are doing your part to keep your spine healthy? The human spine is one of the most vital physiological parts of the human body. It allows us to function, stand, sit, move, etc., so it would only make sense to take very good care of it!
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So how do we do that? How do we take care of our spine? Many people may consider stretching and exercising their backs and other parts of their body to keep their spine healthy. Stretching and exercising is in fact a very good and important way to keep one’s spine in top-notch shape. The spine encompasses the spinal cord, which runs from the base of the skull to the low back. Our spinal cord is the “pathway” to how messages from our brain get to the rest of our body. Tight muscles, in the neck for example, can limit the joints in your cervical spine to move properly. This can cause tissues, nerves, and other structures to also get irritated, which can decrease the function of that part of the spine. Stretching these tight muscles can promote better movement and function to that part of the body.
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However, many times, stretching tight muscles alone is not enough to get spinal joints moving to their optimal level, especially if the spinal segment has been very stiff for quite some time. Furthermore, it is difficult for just anyone to locate immobility of a spinal joint. It is also difficult to apply a very specific mobilization to that joint unless one has gone through years of education and training on locating and treating these problem spots.
Chiropractors go through intense education and extensive training that allow them to be professionals of the musculoskeletal and nervous system of the human body. Your doctor of chiropractic does not only work with pain symptoms, but perhaps even more importantly, they help to keep your spine healthy and functioning at its best, even when there is no pain. There are various techniques and approaches that can be used to mobilize the spine, from light to heavy, that are safe and effective for everyone as young and fragile as a newborn, to someone as strong and tough as a professional football player.
The human spine undergoes a lot of stress and pressure, starting from when one is a fetus. Keeping your spine healthy and functioning properly is one of the best ways to promote a long and healthy lifestyle. Visit a chiropractor today to make sure your spine is in good shape!
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In the intervening years, I relied on Pete’s wisdom and his networks. He parlayed one good community idea after another, and helped effect change in Redwood City and the Shores. Among many achievements, he initiated the annual “Clean up the Shores” campaign, which rallied those who enjoyed walking our shoreline to aid in keeping it clean and beautiful. Far from being just a local event, Pete had lists of “Clean up the Shores” participants from several cities along the peninsula. This idea, for which the Redwood City Council presented Pete with a Lifetime Community Service award, has recently been adopted by the California Coastal Commission, which now organizes an annual statewide “Shoreline Cleanup Day”. Pete was an honest broker, and I soon discovered how his approach to community citizenship was nothing short of inspiring. It was always a pleasure to work with a human being whose thoughtfulness and reliability led to my great trust in his endeavors and his ideas for making change happen in our community.
My friend Pete Hughes, who died recently, was a longtime member of the Redwood Shores Community Association (RSCA). When I joined RSCA in 2005, he immediately offered his friendship and support and was interested in knowing my goals for our community. He possessed a civic pride that was infectious. Pete showed up as a leader and a man of authority. Although he was a man of few words, his contributions got the board’s attention. In his own quiet (get-the-job-done) way, he commanded the respect of those who served with him.
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Pete, I discovered, had his hand in many areas of public activity in Redwood City, and he did so with uncommon humility and dignity, which brought hope to those who needed a helping hand to make their way through life. He was also an encouraging model to them. He grasped every opportunity to help improve our community. His ideas were refreshing, and he’ll be missed by many—particularly by his dear wife Ginny, to whom we send our deep condolences. Michael Whatmore If anyone is interested in making a donation in Pete Hughes’ name, please email http://kainosusa.org It was one of his favorite charities.
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In answering that question I often think of the group I have for people with panic attacks. Like a lot of other psychiatric problems, it is not uncommon for someone with panic to feel immense shame over it. As a result, people may resist talking about it, sometimes even with those closest to them. They often live with
I frequently encourage my patients to consider attending a group if I feel that either it would be better for them than individual therapy or a good adjunct to it. People, though, are often very reluctant to do this as understandably many are initially uncomfortable with the idea of sharing their stories with complete strangers. Plus, why would someone seek help and then choose to spend time listening to other people’s troubles? It’s a good question and one I often need to address.
Throughout the course of my career I have run several types of groups. These have included groups for obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, seniors with anxiety and depression, a group for patients and families living with bipolar disorder as well as a stress management workshop.
When most people think of seeing a therapist they probably think of individual counseling where it’s just you and your therapist. Group therapy, however, can be a very beneficial alternative and for some problems it may actually provide you with more effective treatment. Group, however, isn’t for everyone. If you’re very depressed, for example, you may not have the energy to offer support to anyone else. You may be feeling too fragile and need to focus solely on your own needs.
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this “secret,” never sharing with anyone their quiet torment. They may feel especially anxious about attending a group, yet once there that anxiety is often replaced by a sense of tremendous comfort. There is nothing quite like meeting others with similar problems, and knowing that you are truly not alone. It’s not uncommon for someone who once rejected the idea of attending a group to wish that they had started it sooner.
Group therapy is also generally less expensive, and may not have the same insurance coverage limits sometimes seen for individual therapy. But, don’t let the cost fool you. A lower fee doesn’t have to mean lower quality. In fact, depending on your needs, it may actually be the better way to go. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just as there are many forms of individual therapy, there are many forms of group therapy. Some are longer term in nature helping people to address issues associated with relationships while others may be time limited skill based workshops focused on learning tools to better cope with specific issues like depression and anxiety. Others may target certain populations, such as groups for teens and seniors and those with chronic pain.
The Planets, taken on its own, is an incredibly effective and brilliant showpiece for an augmented orchestra that includes rarities like the alto flute, organ and a wordless women’s choir. Add to that the mysteries and mysticism surrounding astronomy, astrology and Greek/Roman mythology and you have a work that has captivated imaginations for nearly a century.
The program also will include one of Mozart’s greatest works, Piano Concerto No. 23, with soloist Jeffrey Jones, pictured right, as well as Rimsky-Korsakov’s Dance of the Tumblers and Raymond Scott’s Powerhouse. Don’t recognize that name? Scott’s wonderfully quirky and original jazz band music was sold to Warner Brothers in the 1930s, where it was discovered by Carl Stalling, who in turn adapted Powerhouse for use in many of his scores for the classic Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies shorts.
The Planets by Gustav Holst, one of the most popular and difficult works for full orchestra, will be presented by Redwood Symphony under the direction of Maestro Eric Kujawsky at 8 p.m. Nov. 23 in the Main Theater of Cañada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City.
Redwood Symphony To Showcase the Planets
Each of the seven movements reflects a planet in our solar system and evokes that planet’s astrological or mythological significance. Earth isn’t included, and Pluto hadn’t been discovered yet (but then it’s been voted out of the club any way). Mars, The Bringer of War, is a terrifying march in 5/4 time, one that ends in utter annihilation. Uranus, the Magician, is a kind of Sorcerer’s Apprentice on steroids with two timpanists battling it out.
Tickets from $10-$30 are available at RedwoodSymphony.org. Kujawsky’s pre-concert talk will begin at 7 p.m.
Redwood Symphony is an all-volunteer orchestra dedicated to the performance of ambitious, contemporary repertoire as well as the great orchestral classics. Its August 2012 performance of the Berlioz Requiem at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco was critically acclaimed.
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As we head into the hectic holiday season, we sometimes need a little extra TLC here are some sure-fire, feel-good tips to help lift you up. And of course, you’ll do it in your own lovely style! Bring out the lucky charm…maybe it’s a special bracelet or scarf from your best friend, or an heirloom you received from your grandmother. Or maybe it’s just something that makes your eyes light up every time you see it. Bring it out and incorporate it into your every day - even if you’re just hanging out at night watching television or reading. These ‘touchstones’ add warmth and strength to your life. Not feeling so well? Be sure to dress well. Whether it’s seasonal allergies, colds, flu or whatever, if you get stricken you may not feel like making the effort, but that’s especially when you should do it. When you take care to dress for the day, it shows and it can be an ego booster. For example, even if you’re just running to the grocery - and this is one of my favorites - loop a scarf around your neck for a little pizzazz. Put on a little blush and lipstick. It only takes a few seconds and will do wonders for your spirit. Amp up your comfort clothes. Your comfort clothes encompass two areas - the clothes you lounge around in at home (curled up on the couch, reading or watching movies), and the fabrics that you most love wearing, whether at home or when you’re out and about. Your loungewear should make you feel cozy, cuddled and luxurious. If your robe, slippers, and tops/bottoms are tired, threadbare, or stained, toss them and replace them with ones that will make you feel divine (and they don’t have to be expensive to do that for you.) Make sure they’re in a fabric you love, in a color that makes your skin glow. When it comes to comfort fabrics, this is the perfect time to wear those fabrics that feel fabulous on your skin. What makes you feel great? Is it silk? Cashmere? Super soft cotton? Wear them every day - maybe layering for those days that progress from cool to warm to cool again. Order Please! We all tend to spend more time in our homes in the Fall/Winter season, and nothing can make you a little bit crazy(ier?) than being surrounded by disorder. So much is out of our control in the outside world that it helps to create order in your corner of the universe. Clean out the sock drawer - file away that stack of papers, or maybe do a full-on closet reorganization. For useful tips sign up for
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Butter a 9x5x3 loaf pan. Line the bottom and long sides with a strip of parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides. Butter parchment paper also, and dust pan with extra flour, tapping out any excess. Whisk baking powder, cardamom, salt, and 2 Cups flour in medium bowl and set aside. Whisk milk and ½ Cup crème fraiche in small bowl and set aside. Using electric mixer at high speed beat sugar and ¾ Cup Butter until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Don’t skimp on this part – this gives the pound cake a light texture! Add eggs one at a time, beating to blend between additions and scraping down sides and bottom of mixing bowl with a spatula to distribute ingredients evenly. Add vanilla and almond extracts and beat another minute. Reduce speed to low and add dry ingredients in three additions, alternating with crème fraiche/milk mixture in 2 additions, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Beat just until combined. Scrap batter into prepared loaf pan, gently smooth top, and sprinkle with the sliced almonds. Bake cake, rotating halfway through baking time, until golden brown and a cake tester inserted into center comes out clean – about 50 – 60 minutes. Don’t over bake – the tester should still be slightly moist when removed. If the top starts browning too much, tent loaf pan with aluminum foil to protect top of cake. Transfer pan to wire rack to cool for 15 minutes. Using parchment overhang as “handles” gently lift cake out of pan and transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Serving suggestion: I frequent the College of San Mateo Farmer’s Market and there is a wonderful young man who makes and sells exceptional jams (as well as Barbecue Sauce). I serve the pound cake with a teaspoon of crème fraiche and another teaspoon of his Mariposa Plum Jam – it’s a nice sweet/tart touch that seems to go very well together.
Thanksgiving is our most favorite holiday. It’s not just about all of the wonderful food, or a fresh oven roasted turkey that has been brined the night before in water, apple cider, herbs and salt, but about friends and family gathering together for a festive dinner, good conversation, and enjoying each other’s company. The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade (this is our morning tradition!) keeps us company while baking the family’s requested desserts, which can range from apple pie, pumpkin pie, mincemeat pie, pecan pie (flavored with a touch of Kahlua), pumpkin chiffon cheesecake, fresh pear tart, or any of the other traditional desserts that we all enjoy. I recently made a simple Cardamom Pound Cake to bring to a friend’s dinner party, and it was such a hit with everyone that I would like to suggest it might make a good addition to your easy Thanksgiving “go to” dessert recipes. Cardamom is a spice that is often overlooked - it is native to the evergreen forests of India, and has a lovely citrusy/peppery scent and flavor. (Thanks to Bon Appetite for introducing me to this fabulous recipe.) CARDAMOM POUND CAKE Oven Temp 350 degrees (best in regular oven, not convection) ¾ Cup (1 ½ sticks) Unsalted Butter, room temperature (plus a little more for greasing the pan) 2 Cups All Purpose Flour (plus an additional tablespoon for dusting the pan) 1 ¼ Teaspoon Baking Power 1 ½ Teaspoon Ground Cardamom ¾ Teaspoon Kosher Salt ¼ Cup Whole Milk ½ Cup Crème Fraiche (plus another 1 Cup for serving, depending on # guest enjoying dessert) 1 Cup Baker’s Sugar 3 Large Fresh Eggs, room temperature ¾ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract ½ Teaspoon Almond Extract ¼ Cup Sliced Almonds (for top of batter)
(Or how a former Connecticut Yankee embraced California Cuisine) – Lynn Kathleen Adams
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At the Barras household, wine fulfills a variety of responsibilities. First, virtually every night, wine accompanies whatever we’re having for dinner. Beer or other beverages simply don’t elicit the same level of satisfaction. Second, when it comes to summertime grilling, most of our marinades are made from scratch, and often wine is one of the key ingredients. Third, when wintertime braises or stews are bubbling in the oven, a healthy dose of wine—red or white—is frequently part of the recipe. Fourth, for anytime of the year, our roasting pans are typically deglazed to yield a palate-pleasing savory, finishing sauce.
Other than the ubiquitous tomato-based marinades, all others seem to be sweet, fruit-like concoctions. Give your palate a break and consider the following: whisk together some dry red wine (Cabernet, Zinfandel, Syrah), with a splash of mustard, a grind of black pepper, a pinch of herbs, a tad of minced garlic, and a little olive oil. Pour that mixture over the red meat for a couple hours. Alternately, if you’re grilling chicken or pork then substitute a dry white wine for the red and proceed accordingly. Dry white vermouth, a bottle of which always resides in my fridge, is my “go to” cooking white wine. With its aromatic herbs and spices, it brings an interesting flavor to many dishes.
As for lengthy stewing of meats with wine, look no further than Julia Child’s classic, soul-satisfying Beef Bourguignon— that savory masterpiece that exploits red wine’s qualities as the primary ingredient. As for braising recipes, Coq au Vin Rouge is a long time, family favorite with its smoky bacon accents, teasingly sweet onions, and savory shitakes that round out that umami-laden experience. Any young, full bodied red wine will work quite well for either stews or braises.
Of course, you can always use ice cream, berries and/or your other favorite toppings, or simply enjoy the pound cake alone all by itself! Lynn has been a RSCA Board Member since 1994
As for deglazing roasting pans—that underutilized culinary technique— nothing is simpler than pouring or dabbing off the accumulated fats from the bottom of the pan, adding broth and a splash of wine and then scraping up the caramelized bits while you simmer and thicken it all with a tablespoon or two of a corn starch and water solution. You will be amazed by the depth of the flavors that come off the bottom of that roasting pan! This works for virtually any item that is dry, oven-roasted—chicken, beef or lamb. This routine is worth researching and learning. Lastly, the above examples are offered to remind you that wine is a food item that offers many modes of gastronomic enjoyment. If nothing else, they also demonstrate how to deal with that periodic, but very minor dining issue: what to do with last night’s unfinished bottle of wine?
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