Celebrating A New Year!

We hope you enjoyed putting up lights, displaying your
favorite holiday decorations, cooking, baking, crafting,
building, buying, wrapping, sending, singing and so much
visiting with family and friends. e end of the year is a
flurry of activities, and while chaos and mayhem sometimes
sneak in, we hope your celebrations were wonderful.
Many memories were created (and recreated) when Santa
visited the Shores Library on December 11th to visit over
300 children. Go to page 22 to see pictures from this special
RSCA and Redwood City Libraries event.
RSCA board members were also pleased to see so many
beautifully decorated homes, and congratulate three grand
prize winners with $100 gift certificates to Trader Joe’s. On
page 22 you’ll find additional winners of $50 and $25 gift
certificates. ank you to everyone who took the time to
submit pictures of their holiday lights.

Light Up The Shores Winners
Grand Prize: 790 Mediterranean Drive

Grand Prize: 2 Waterside Circle

Calendar of RSCA Events
RSCA 2017 Annual Meeting
Wednesday, February 8 th , 7:00pm
Redwood Shores Library

Stay tuned for dates of RSCA’s 2017 Shores events:
EGGstavaganza -- RSCA’s Spring Egg Hunt

Sounds of the Shores -- Summer Concerts

Annual Levee Cleanup -- August

Halloween Walk -- late October

And, of course, Santa will be back again next year!
(For photos from the 2016 Santa visit see page 22.)
You can always find more information about these
and other community events on our web site at

RSCA.org

Grand Prize: 910 Corriente Point Drive

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REDWOOD SHORES
COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
274 Redwood Shores Pkwy, PMB #603
Redwood Shores, CA 94065 - 1173

RSCA.org
2016 Officers
PRESIDENT
Sue Nix
VICE PRESIDENT
Jim Cvengros
SECRETARY
Lynn Kathleen Adams
TREASURER
Bob Slusser
PAST PRESIDENT
Harris Rogers

SueNix@rsca.org
JimCvengros@rsca.org
LynnAdams@rsca.org
BobSlusser@rsca.org

Board of Directors Members
Nina Boire
Carol Ford
Shannon Guzzetta
Don Long






















Celebrating A New Year.........................................Page 1
Calendar of RSCA Events......................................Page 1
Light Up e Shores Winners................................Page 1
From the Mayor / ASK the MAYOR .....................Page 5
Community Conversations: 1/28/17 .....................Page 5
St. Mark’s Corner: A Mission Defined ...................Page 6
Community Service Project Recaps .......................Page 6
At Home in the Shores: Painting ...........................Page 8
Architectural Design Review Board........................Page 8
Library Events for January ...................................Page 11
San Mateo County History Museum Events ........Page 11
Sandpiper Robotics Tournament..........................Page 12
It’s Elementary School Update .............................Page 12
Soup for the Soul.................................................Page 14
Rotary: Service Above Self ...................................Page 14
Radio History, Right Here ..................................Page 18
Tennis Court Renovations/Club News...................Page 18
Belmont Redwood Shores Rotary Lobster Fest ......Page 20
Classified Ads ......................................................Page 20
Lynn’s Kitchen .....................................................Page 21
Landscape Award for Shores Project.....................Page 22
End Notes: RSCA Annual Meeting & Events ......Page 22

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Mike Mancusi
Connie Munevar
Clemencia Rodriguez
Andrew Young

RSCA’s Board of Directors meet at the
Redwood Shores Library on the 2nd ursday of
each month, 7:00pm. Our next Board Meeting will be:

January 12th, 2017

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN REVIEW BOARD (non-HOA areas):
Jim Cvengros
Carol Ford
Sue Nix
For CC&R copies & information, email <ADB@rsca.org>

DEADLINES for e PILOT
Deadline for space reservation is normally the end of the first
week of each month for the following month’s issue.
Email <ThePILOT@rsca.org>
for a precise schedule.
PUBLISHER: Redwood Shores Community Association
e PILOT is the official monthly publication
of the Redwood Shores Community Association

Circulation: 6,000 Shores Households & Businesses
Opinions published in e PILOT are solely those of the
authors and not the expressions of RSCA unless so
officially & expressly designated.

FROM THE

M AYOR

Happy New Year! Doing something different than the year
before is at the center of the New Year’s resolutions we’ve all
made; and maybe broken already. e most critical factor
in doing something differently is learning something new.
I hope you’ll enjoy my thoughts for our community as we
head into 2017...
A great example of how important it is to evolve our thinking
is what happened to the Swiss watch industry decades ago.
In the mid-1970s, one in three wristwatches sold worldwide
was manufactured in Switzerland. By 1983, that ratio had
dropped to less than one in ten. Swiss watchmakers believed
that the public wouldn’t buy the new, inexpensive, digital
watches that were flooding the market. ey were wrong.
In other words, yesterday’s knowledge doesn’t solve
tomorrow’s challenges. Whether it be a business decision
or direction our personal lives take, life-long learning is
critical to our success. Realizing we don’t know everything,
listening to fresh and new ideas, and updating our
“operating system” on a regular basis will help us avoid costly
lapses in judgment as we make decisions.
Here are three things I think our community can consider
learning in the New Year (I can assure you I am pointing
the “first finger” at myself as I write these):
Slow Down: Raking leaves in my front yard last weekend,
I witnessed a car using the center turn lane on Alameda de
las Pulgas to pass another vehicle. Driving is only one area
that is indicative of our need to take a deep breath and slow
down. Imagine all the great things we could be missing as
we hurry on to the next thing.
Celebrate Differences: Celebrating the diversity in our
community, without judgment, is essential to our future
success. And, not just ethnic diversity, but the diversity of
our ideas, choices, and hopes for our community. We
shouldn’t see differences of opinion we all have as divisions
among us, but rather opportunities to learn something new
and seek to understand rather than be understood.
Talk to People: is has been a recurring theme for me
since I was appointed Mayor. Social media has dramatically
increased the amount of effort we put into talking “TO”
and “ABOUT” other people and reduced the amount of
healthy, face-to-face communication we engage in. Here’s
a great event coming up in the Shores where we can have
meaningful, face-to-face dialogue as a community:
CommuniTy ConverSaTionS
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 9:30am to 11:30am
redwood Shores Library (399marine Parkway)

Please join myself, Vice Mayor Ian Bain, Councilman Jeff
Gee, and others on our City Council at this event in which
the residents of Redwood Shores are invited to share their
thoughts about the future of the community in a “world
café” style event. e event will be held on Saturday,
January 28th, 2017 at the redwood Shores Library,
9:30am to 11:30am.
e world café model is a process whereby attendees gather
in small groups to share their responses to what they love
about their community, what their concerns are, and what
their hopes are. e event will be organized and facilitated
by Warren Dale, co-founder of the Peninsula Conflict
Resolution Center (PCRC) and PCRC staff. Similar
gatherings are being held in other parts of the city. is event
will conclude the first stage of Redwood City Conversations.
e next stage will be designed to gather and look for ways
to prioritize feedback. is collaborative approach helps the
community, City Council, and staff work together to
enhance our future. Questions and an RSVP may be sent
to <rwcconversations@gmail.com>. Activities for schoolaged children will be provided during the gathering.
I want to wish you and your family a healthy, prosperous
New Year—filled with learning new things.

“ASK THE
MAYOR”

“ASK THE MAYOR” will return
in February. If you have a question
to “ASK THE MAYOR”, email it
to <jseybert@redwoodcity.org>.
Include “ASK THE MAYOR” on
the subject line. I will select one
question from all those I receive
and answer it the following
Mayor John Seybert month. If your question is chosen,
City of Redwood City you’ll win a prize!
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ST. MARK’S CORNER
A Mission Defined

by Richard Watkins
In today’s world, companies often have a corporate mission
statement. Some one or two line statement that defines what the
company is about, what it does and what it hopes to achieve. ey
are usually some well thought out or crafted declaration that puts
it in good light with the public, its employees and probably most
importantly, its shareholders. One might read: “To leverage the
knowledge of our people in order to provide our customers the
utmost of attention, courtesy and support.” Sounds like nothing
but rainbows, puppies and sunshine doesn’t it?
Many churches have mission statements as well. Some examples
include: “To Reach Up, Reach Out, and Reach In”, “To spread
the Gospel in our community by reaching out in love and respect
to people from every nation,” and “To revive believers, reach
friends, and renew culture.”

Boy Scouts went
“Scouting For Food”
on November 19th
and collected over
3,000 lbs of food!
Cubmaster Jim Coyer reported that “despite a pretty good rain,
Troop 61 and Pack 61 combined collections and turned in 1,080
pounds of donated food to Second Harvest. We’re hoping to
beat that amount by a healthy margin next year with the
continued support of Redwood Shores’ generous residents!”
Scoutmaster John Ammenti replied “It did rain quite a bit on
Scouting For Food Saturday! Troop 27 collected 1,941 pounds
of food! e boys had a great time collecting and the residents
of Redwood Shores were very generous in their giving! As always
we try to increase our collection weight every year! ank you.”

St. Mark, however, does not have a mission statement. It has a
mission. And that mission is to promote the living Gospel of Jesus
Christ and to live the universal call to holiness.
To the parishioners of St. Mark, a mission statement does not go
far enough. A mission statement tells people what is supposed to
be done or might be done or eventually gotten around to being
done. But a mission is an active undertaking of action. It is a
feat to be continuously accomplished, over and over, without
cessation. If achieved once and then ended, it fails. But if achieved
constantly, persistently, frequently, it succeeds.
To better understand St. Mark’s mission, let’s look at its two parts
individually. e first part of the mission is to promote the living
Gospel of Jesus Christ. is is different from the oft used phrase
“live the Gospel life.” Gospel means Good News. And how can
one live good news? Rather, we are called to spread the Good
News. And that Good News is that Jesus was sent from heaven
to reconcile man with God by dying on the cross, defeating death,
rising again and ascending into heaven. And by evangelizing or
proselytizing that fact, by spreading that message, by proclaiming
using the precise words God has given us, we keep the Gospel
living. By giving witness and testimony to the truth, we speak
the living words of Jesus as our breath of life.
e second part, to live the universal call to holiness, is something
that we are called to. Since Christ was holy, and as St. Paul wrote
in 1 Colossians 11:1 “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.” If
we all lived as Jesus did, as has been proclaimed to us through the
Gospels, then we can achieve holiness. We would forever be in
God’s grace just as Jesus is. And it is in this vein that the
parishioners of St. Mark go forth to complete this mission.
If you are struck to seek more, St. Mark is here for you. Masses are
held Saturdays at 4:30pm and Sundays at 8:00am, 9:45am and
11:30am. Daily Masses are held in the Chapel at 8:30am. Monday
through Friday. For information regarding additional offerings,
please go to saintmarksparish.com

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Community Emergency Response Team
“Show Your Cards” Drill Results
For several years RSCA has provided each household with a
RED/GREEN Disaster Signal Card designed to help emergency
responders quickly assess who needs immediate HELP and who is
OK. is card needs to be kept where you can quickly put it in
place where it can be seen clearly from the street. is may be in a
front window or taped to your front or garage door, or a gate/fence.
Especially if you need assistance, this card will help you get the
quickest response. (Please do NOT display your sign year-round.)
Again this year, our local CERT organization, working with
Redwood City Fire Department, conducted a home-to-home
survey looking for the Green/oK cards displayed. While not all
neighborhoods were canvassed in the alloted drill time, four teams
covered approximately 32% of Shores homes in slightly over an
hour. e number of homes displaying their OK signal for the drill
was up significantly over the past three years. Almost every
neighborhood surveyed had an increase in homes participating, and
the exercise again provided great training for CERT members.
ank you to all who participated.

Caroline
Dinsmore
AD

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Four Things to Consider Before
Painting Your Home’s Interiors
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to make a dramatic
change to the look of your home without investing in a
complete remodel, read on—a new paint color is one of the
easiest ways to change a room’s ambiance. Here are four
things to think about before you call in the paint crew.

1. Test the color
Get a sample pot of color and test a small patch on your
wall. Many people skip this step and end up with a color
they dislike. Don’t be hasty—buy different shades, paint
poster boards then hang them up. Pay attention to how the
color looks at different times of day, and in natural vs.
artificial light. You’ll be surprised to find that what you
thought was your perfect hue may not look so great when
the sun goes down, or under your recessed LED lights.

2. Prepping is key
e majority of the time spent on a painting project is not
spent applying paint. Prepping includes filling in holes and
cracks, scrubbing the walls, taping off outlets and switch
plates, and removing furniture. Painting professionals
should know to prep meticulously to create a clean canvas.

3. Don’t forget the primer
Primer covers any irrevocable stains and creates a base for
the paint to adhere to. It’s especially important if you’re
changing from a dark to a light color to ensure that the
previous shade doesn’t bleed into the new.

4. Select the right finish
As a rule of thumb, paint with a higher sheen is more
durable and easier to clean. Choose a slightly higher sheen
“eggshell” finish for kids’ rooms, or kid or pet friendly family
rooms, and an even higher sheen “satin” finish for
bathrooms. Semi-gloss makes a good choice for hardworking kitchen walls because it’s the easiest paint to keep
clean. Meanwhile, flat/matte or low sheen paints hide flaws
but are more easily damaged, making them a good finish for
ceilings, and for low traffic areas like bedrooms.
Painting isn’t permanent, and on the off chance you don’t
like your choice, it can be easily changed. Keep that in mind
and this may be one resolution you can stick to!

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is bright, airy bedroom uses Benjamin Moore colors
Metropolitan AF-690, Barren Plain 2111-60 and Concord
Ivory HC-12 to create a fresh, warm look. Photo courtesy of
Benjamin Moore: www.benjaminmoore.com

Liza Riguerra is a technology professional
turned award-winning interior designer
who lives in Redwood Shores. Connect with
her on Houzz, LinkedIn or Twitter.

Did You Know...

... that EVERY residence in the Shores
is covered by Covenants, Codes &
Restrictions (CC&Rs)?
Whether you live in one of our many
Home Owners Associations (HOAs)
or in the original sections of the
Shores, there are CC&Rs on ALL Shores homes!
You should have received a copy of the CC&Rs when
you purchased your home. But if you live west of Shell
and NOT in an HOA, that might have been some time
ago. If you need a new copy, email <ADB@rsca.org>.

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San Mateo County History Museum Events
“and the Plague Broke in upon em”
On Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 1pm, Diane Rooney, will
discuss the origins, spread and impact of the 1918 Influenza
Pandemic, described as the greatest medical disaster in history.
e Museum continues its “Free First Fridays” program on
February 3, 2017. Admission is free the entire day (10am to
4pm), and two programs are planned for the public without any
fees. At 11am, preschool children will be invited to learn about
Chinese new year. ey will make model roosters to take home.
en Museum staff will conduct a special program in its Land of
Opportunity: e Immigrant Experience in San Mateo County
exhibit to tell the youngsters the story, Max Celebrates Chinese
New Year. At 2pm, docents will lead tours for adults.
e San Mateo County History Museum is
located at 2200 Broadway within the 107-yearold “Old Courthouse” in Redwood City. It
features exhibits related to the use of natural
resources, suburban development, ethnic
experience and entrepreneurial achievement on
the Peninsula from the time of the Costanoan
Indian through today. e Museum is open
every day except Monday, from 10am to 4pm.
More information is available at historysmc.org or 650-299-0104.

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YOUNG ENGINEERS G EAR UP FOR VEX IQ C HALLENGE AT
SANDPIPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON FEBRUARY 11TH, 2017

Students Put STem Skills to the Test with Custom-Built
robots at the 2nd annual Sandpiper veX iQ Tournament
More than 250 elementary and middle school VEX IQ
Challenge students and mentors from around Northern
California will unite at Sandpiper Elementary School on
February 11th, 2017, from 8am to 4pm, for the Sandpiper
VEX IQ Tournament. The action-packed event will feature
more than 30 teams who will collaborate with other
schools in a series of back-to-back robot challenges, made
possible by the following sponsors: City of Redwood City
and Belmont-Redwood Shores School District.
Participants strive for the championship by strategically
executing the game VEX IQ Challenge Crossover, with the
robots they designed, built, and programmed using the
VEX IQ platform. Entrance is free.
e Sandpiper Elementary VEX IQ Tournament is one in
a series of VEX IQ Challenge events taking place
throughout the year. VEX Robotics is the world’s fastest
growing competitive robotics program for elementary
schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges around
the world, with more than 12,000 teams from over 30
countries that participate in over 1,000 VEX Robotics
events worldwide. e event season culminates each spring,
with the highly-anticipated VEX Robotics World
Championship, uniting top qualifying teams from local,
state, and international VEX IQ Challenge and VEX
Robotics Competition events.
e VEX IQ Challenge, presented by the Robotics
Education & Competition Foundation, serves as a vehicle
for students to develop critical life skills, such as teamwork,
leadership and project management. ese skills are honed
through building robots and collaborating with like-minded
students from the community in a pulse-pounding, nontraditional learning environment. e VEX IQ robotics
system was designed to be an affordable, accessible, and
scalable curriculum-based platform used to teach STEM
education worldwide.

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about the robotics education &
Competition Foundation
e REC Foundation seeks to
increase student interest and
involvement in science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students
in hands-on, sustainable and affordable curriculum-based
robotics engineering programs across the U.S. and
internationally. Its goal is to provide these programs with
services, solutions, and a community that allows them to
flourish in a way that fosters the technical and interpersonal
skills necessary for students to succeed in the 21st century.
e REC Foundation develops partnerships with K-12
education, higher education, government, industry, and the
non-profit community to achieve this work so that one day
these programs will become accessible to all students and all
schools in all communities. For more information on the
REC Foundation, visit roboticseducation.org.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event
or if you would like more information, please contact
us at <SandpiperRobotics@gmail.com>.

I T ’ S E LEMENTARY
Happy New Year from the
Belmont-Redwood Shores School District!

February is Kindergarten enrollment month
It’s almost time for families with
preschoolers to look ahead to the
next stage! February is the initial
enrollment period for prospective
kindergarteners. If you know a
family with a child in preschool,
please share this information.
Enrollment procedures are on
our website at brssd.org.
If you have any questions or
feedback, I can be reached at
Michael Milliken, Ph.D.
<mmilliken@brssd.org> or
BRSSD Superintendent
650-620-2703.

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SOUP FOR THE SOUL
Year-Round Corn Chowder

Recipe contributed by Teena Arora
Corn Chowder is a type of thick cream-based soup. It’s a classic for
the cold winter months. With sweet, fresh corn available at the local
farmers market, how can one resist making it? It’s a quick, easy and
filling meal! Not to mention, packed full of flavor and is ready to
go in a little over 30 minutes. Enjoy the New Year with some corn
chowder that will soothe your soul and stomach!
inGreDienTS
1 tablespoon butter or oil
1 ½ cups onion, minced
½ teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon dried dill (optional)
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons salt (adjust to taste; less salt
if using vegetable or chicken stock)
1 medium potato, peeled & diced
small (approx. 2 cups diced) 2 ½ cups
water (you can use vegetable stock too or
equal portions of H2O and stock)
2 stalks celery, finely minced
1 small red bell pepper, finely minced
3-4 cups sweet corn; fresh (preferred), frozen or canned
2 + 1 tablespoons minced fresh basil (or dill or parsley)
1 cup milk (or ½ milk & ½ heavy cream for a thicker consistency)
Black pepper, to taste
meTHoD
In a soup pot or Dutch oven, melt butter (or oil), add onion, dill,
thyme, bay leaf and salt. Saute for 5-7 minutes on medium heat,
until translucent. Stirring often.
Add potatoes and water (or stock). Cover and cook for 7-8 minutes,
or until potatoes begin to soften.
After approx. 5 minutes, add celery. Five additional minutes later,
add the red bell pepper, and the corn. Stir well, cover, and reduce
heat. Cook for approx. 7-8 minutes longer.
Remove & discard the bay leaf. Stir in 2 tbsp basil (or dill).
Ladle 2 cups of the soup into a blender (you can also use an
immersion blender), and add the milk. Return the pureed mixture
to the pot. Gently cook for 2-3 more minutes.
Adjust salt to taste, add black pepper and garnish with remaining 1
tbsp basil or fresh dill, parsley.
TiPS/noTeS
Cheese adds a nice garnish and flavor. Shredded Monterey Jack or
Pepper Jack are great choices! Serve in a bread bowl, if desired.
Additional garnish ideas are scallions/green onions for extra texture, and
garam masala (an Indian spice blend) for an Indian inspired taste or a
sprig of thyme is another great herb to try with this recipe.
I like Yukon gold potatoes or the tri-medley at Trader Joe’s.
To make vegan, simply replace the milk and butter with alternatives
(soy milk and earth balance buttery spread).
Roasted poblano peppers add a nice flavor too.
Experiment with garlic powder, for a slightly different flavor profile.

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Chef Teena is a nationally recognized, award-winning
curator of cuisine that is robust in flavor, medicinal,
and often Indian inspired! She has over 25 years of
Culinary Education & Consulting experience and has
notably worked as a Chef Consultant at Stanford
University and a Chef Instructor at Whole Foods
Market Salud Cooking School. Currently, Chef Teena
offers cooking classes, corporate team-building events,
private in-home instruction, pop-up dinner tastings,
personal chef services, and restaurant consulting. She is
passionate about teaching people how to cook healthy,
vibrant, nutrient rich, delicious foods, with ease!
After all, “you are what you eat” and “health is wealth.”

Service Above Self
Rotary International, founded in Chicago in 1905, is the oldest
service organization in the world. It is comprised of 1.3 million men
and women business and community leaders in all kinds of
professions in some 35,000 clubs in over 170 countries. Rotary clubs
are in almost every city in the U.S. and are committed to local and
international community service. Rotary’s biggest single international
project to date has been the virtual elimination of Polio throughout
the entire world. Belmont Rotary was chartered in 1959 serving both
Belmont and Redwood Shores. In 2015 we officially changed our
name to the Belmont redwood Shores rotary Club to more
geographically recognize the community we serve and are part of.
Our main annual projects include:
• $500 Teacher Mini-Grants to Belmont and Redwood Shores
teachers enabling them obtain teaching aids or equipment for their
classes and students not provided by the School Districts. Each year this
program increases in scope and we hope to provide $11,000 in 2017.
• “Rotary at Work Day” when we work within our local communities
doing a variety of “hands on” projects ranging from cleaning up a local
park, re-painting, planting or any way we can help fill community needs.
• Grants to our High School students to assist with continuing college
or university education. We specifically search out students who would
not be in a position to further their educational goals without financial
assistance. Over the years we have provided grants in excess of $250,000!
• Perhaps our most emotional and satisfying project is giving Vehicles
to Veterans, working with the Wounded Warriors. As cars are donated
to us, which for the most part are insurance “totals”, and with the
generosity of businesses donating parts and labor, the vehicles are
repaired and restored and given free and clear to a Veteran in need. To
date we have given EIGHT such vehicles and hope the number of
vehicles donated will increase.
All Rotary projects are done on a volunteer basis; every penny donated
or raised by Rotary is used for our service projects. Rotary has no
administrative costs beyond those covered by yearly membership dues.
Our main fundraiser was our Annual Crab Feed that, given the issues
in 2015 with Dungeness Crab, was changed to a Lobster Fest. is
turned out to be very popular indeed, so we have made that our annual
event. is year it will be on February 11th at the Twin Pines Senior
Center in Belmont. Tickets are now available and can be purchased
online. All proceeds go to fund our various community service projects.
Belmont Redwood Shores Rotary Club meets every Monday at
12:00pm at e Van’s Restaurant in Belmont and anyone interested is
welcome to attend. Membership in Rotary is by invitation and is open
to anyone regardless of race, religion, gender or creed. Further
information is available on our website: belmontrotary.org.

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RADIO HISTORY, RIGHT HERE
by Harvey Radin

When my neighbors, Ron and Leonie, mentioned hearing
about an international radio station that, decades ago,
transmitted wartime news long-distance across the globe, I
wanted to learn more about it, and the Radio Museum had
fascinating historical information.
It was “the only radio station on which news from
the United States could be heard in the Pacific
during World War II,” according to the Bay Area
Radio Museum. It was called KGEI, and from
1941 to 1992, the radio station was housed in that
concrete building near the tall radio towers in a far
corner of what would become Redwood Shores.
KGEI was an important communications link to the Pacific
during the wartime era, because the station’s tall antennas
“were perfectly aligned” with the capitols of Asia. And they
were aligned with cities in Latin America as well.
KGEI was established by General Electric “to promote its
products” on a global scale. Back in the WWII era, radio
transmitter buildings were built to withstand extreme
conditions, even potential air war bombing raids. at’s why,
like other radio stations constructed around that time, the
KGEI building had to have reinforced, three-foot thick
concrete walls, ceilings and floors.
As wartime news was being broadcast overseas via KGEI,
even General Douglas MacArthur was listening from his
bunker on Corregidor Island. And when he said, during a
speech from Australia, the three words he is perhaps best
known for: “I shall return.”—that speech with those words
“was relayed by KGEI back to the Pacific, and provided a
rallying cry of encouragement to the Philippines and other
occupied countries.”
People in the Philippines listening secretly to news about
America’s progress during the war would dismantle their
radio after broadcasts. Each person tuning in to the wartime
updates would take a small piece of the radio to keep hidden
until the next KGEI broadcast.
Imagine that! at radio broadcast history was being made
here in what would become our Redwood Shores
community! In that old, kind of art deco-style cement
building that once was KGEI.
(After a career in corporate
communication, Harvey Radin
wrote books and articles about public
opinion and PR. His articles have
been published in Business Insider,
American Banker and regional news
media. He can be reached at:
<hoastrategic@gmail.com>.)

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TENNIS COURT RENOVATIONS

Dolphin Park, Marlin Park and Shorebird Park each provide
a pair of tennis courts for public play, tournaments and lessons
year around. e three pairs of Shores tennis courts were at
different stages of their functional life and the City of
Redwood City worked with Verde Design Inc., a Landscape
Architecture and Civil Engineering consultant specializing in
sport planning and design, to assess the condition of the three
pairs of tennis courts, recommend methods of repair and
provide detailed design to renovate the tennis courts. Surface
cracking in various areas of the tennis courts were identified
at Shorebird Park and Marlin Park, while uneven surface,
frequent surface cracks and an aging lighting system were
identified at Dolphin Park. Based on the condition
assessment, the City and consultant determined the
appropriate improvements to address the identified issues.
e Dolphin, Shorebird and Marlin Parks Tennis Court
Renovation Project was then created and after a competitive
bidding process, the project was awarded to Redgwick
Construction Company by the City Council in September.
e construction commenced in the beginning of November
and is in the final stages of being completed. e tennis
courts at Shorebird Park and Marlin Park were resurfaced to
address the surface cracks and the court colors were updated
to match new United States Tennis Association (USTA)
standards. New posts and nets were also installed. At Dolphin
Park, the existing tennis courts were demolished and
reconstructed to address the uneven play surface and expand
the playable area; the lighting system has been updated to a
new high-intensity discharge lighting system that reduces
spill and glare; the nets and posts were replaced and the court
colors were updated to match the new USTA standards.
e City of Redwood City thanks you for your patience and
understanding for the inconvenience caused by the construction.
If you have questions, please contact Project Engineer, Alex
Chan, at (650) 780-7307 or <achan@redwoodcity.org>.

by Monique Seibel
e Tennis Court Renovation Project was perfectly timed,
since the RSTC does not schedule tournaments between
December and February. Everyone looks forward to playing
on refurbished courts in the spring. Our annual Membership
Mania event will occur in March. In the meantime, for
information or to join the club, visit rstc.org.

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FLORES HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE
Excellent service, good references.
Call Ana or Edgar 650-924-0406
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From LYNN’s KITCHEN
(How a Connecticut Yankee embraced California Cuisine)

– Lynn Kathleen Adams

Redwood Shores Landscape Project wins the
California Landscape Contractors Association
Award for best residential landscape in
California under $150,000!

Happy New Year! Wow! Can you believe that it is 2017
already? It seems as though the Christmas Holiday Season
came galloping along at a fast pace right after anksgiving
this year, with all of the frenzied activities—shopping,
parties, decorating, more shopping and more parties—
compressed into fewer days! We hope that you all enjoyed
the festivities, and got to spend some quality time with your
families and friends.
I welcome January as a month of reflection and planning for
the year ahead. Some much needed rest and recuperation
from those nasty December colds and sniffles means you can
be a little lazy—settle back and read that novel you had been
trying to finish, or catch one of the many movie releases now
vying for an Oscar or other award. If you are working on
your New Year’s Resolutions, keep them to only three major
items and you’ll have more success in attaining those goals.
My Connecticut family is wondering when the “January
aw” will take place and fearing another heavy snow/ice
storm, while we are still hopeful we will have more rain to
replenish our low reservoirs.
What better time to make some yummy Chicken Tortilla
Soup, especially because we just roasted a Mary’s Organic
chicken and have left-over chicken just waiting for a chance
to reinvent itself? I always have home-made chicken stock
on hand or in the freezer, but if you want a quicker and
easier approach, just use canned low sodium / low fat
Chicken Broth for this recipe.
CHiCKen TorTiLLa SouP (Makes Six Servings)
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Large Sweet Yellow Onion (rough chopped into small pieces)
3 Cloves Garlic, chopped finely
3 Jalapeno Peppers, seeded and deveined, chopped finely
2 Cups Tomatoes, peeled, seeded and rough chopped
(about 4 medium fresh tomatoes)
6 Cups Chicken Stock
2 Cups Shredded Chicken (thighs and breasts are best)
½ Teaspoon Ground Cumin
Salt & Freshly Group Pepper to taste
1 15 oz. can Black Beans, drained and rinsed well
1 Cup Yellow Corn (fresh is best, cut from the cob, but
good frozen corn works well instead)
¼ Cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro

Owned and loved by David & Wendy Conklin at
583 Seastorm Drive in Redwood Shores. Completed by
landscape contractor, Scenic Scapes of San Carlos.
Pour olive oil into large stock pot or Dutch oven. Add
chopped onions, garlic and jalapeno peppers. Heat over
medium heat, stirring until lightly browned and the onions
become translucent. Add the tomatoes, and continue to
cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes, until the
tomatoes are cooked through. Add chicken stock, shredded
chicken, cumin, salt and pepper and continue to cook over
medium low heat for another 15 minutes. Add black beans
and corn, stir, and continue to cook for another 10 minutes.
Add the chopped cilantro, stir and remove from heat.
GarniSH
Fresh Cilantro, chopped
Limes – sliced into wedges
Avocado – sliced or cut into small sized pieces
Grated Monterey Jack Cheese
Corn Tortillas – sliced into strips and fried in canola oil
until lightly browned and crispy. Drain on paper towels,
sprinkle with a little salt and set aside.
Serve soup in a large bowl, and garnish with avocado slices,
a little grated Monterey Jack cheese, tortilla strips, and a
sprig of cilantro. Squeeze lime wedge over soup, and enjoy!
(Lynn has been an RSCA Board member since 1994.)
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END NOTES: RSCA EVENTS
notice of
RSCA’s Annual Meeting
Wednesday, February 8th at 7:00pm
*redwood Shores Library
399 marine Pkwy at Bridge Pkwy

2016 Light Up The Shores
SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

is is your chance to get up to date on the issues that
affect the home and family lives of every Shores resident.
Hear about the “State of the Shores”, get a preview of the
“State of Redwood City” and San Mateo County, plus we’ll
have an update on infrastructure and other projects affecting
the Shores, especially the waste water pipeline replacement.

616 Dory Lane

RSCA will also elect its new Board of Directors.
*e meeting space is provided as a community service by the City of
Redwood City, e City neither sponsors or endorses this event nor the
presenting individuals or organizations.

Redwood Shores Community Association

RSCA.org
Santa Visited the Shores

7 Portofino Circle

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Close to 600 people gathered at the Shores Library for the
opportunity to visit and take a picture with Santa. RSCA
and the Redwood Shores Branch Library have sponsored
this event for the past six years, to bring the community
together for this fun-filled, festive community event. e
afternoon began in the Community Room, with holiday
music played by Redwood Shores students; coloring
activities; books for sale by the Friends of the Redwood
City Public Library; and of course the visit with Santa.

• 601 Seabrook Lane
• 885 Portwalk Place
• 828 Newport Circle
Again, our thanks to all of you who took the time
to brighten up these shorter December days with
your holiday lights.

Families were able to snap that cherished photo with
Santa, to treasure for years to come. For the RSCA slideshow of additional pictures, see rsca.org/santa-2016.

Here’s our wish for you and yours...

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Have a very Happy New Year
and our best for 2017!

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