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A Shores EGGstravaganza!

Calendar of RSCA Events

e Redwood Shores Community Association looks forward
to seeing you at Marlin Park for this quick and delightful We hope you will join us at Shores events!
EGGstravaganza -- RSCAs Spring Egg Hunt
ritual, plus visits with the Bunny and local safety personnel.

Saturday, April 8th, 1:00-1:01pm @ Marlin Park

RSCAs EGGstravaganza will be on Saturday, April 8th,
weather permitting. Areas are marked for dierent age ranges
Sounds of the Shores Summer Concerts
and families are asked to WAIT for

Sunday, June 11th, 5-7pm @ Marlin Park

the event to ocially begin at

Sunday, July 9th, 5-7pm @Marlin Park

1pm SHARP. And the

Sunday, August 13th, 5-7pm @ Marlin Park

searching lasts for one minute

(bands will be selected in late-spring)

(yes, seriously)!

Annual Levee Cleanup -- August

(stay tuned for details)

Halloween Walk -- late October

(stay tuned for details)

Santa Visits the Shores -- December

(stay tuned for details)

You can always nd more information about these

and other community events on our web site at

Here are a few great photos from

last years event. Check out our
Facebook page to RSVP and share
your photos this year!
e EGGstravaganza is just one of
RSCAs annual family events, and just one of the many ways
we work to keep the Shores a GREAT place to live & work!
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274 Redwood Shores Pkwy, PMB #603
Redwood Shores, CA 94065 - 1173

2017 Board of Directors

Lynn Kathleen Adams Connie Munevar
Nina Boire Sue Nix
Jim Cvengros Ben Ploshay
Stacey Jamison Clemencia Rodriguez
Carol Ford Harris Rogers
Shannon Guzzetta Steven Tsujisaka
Don Long Bob Slusser
Mike Mancusi Andrew Young

RSCAs Board of Directors meet at the

Redwood Shores Library on the 2nd ursday of each
month at 7pm. Our next Board Meeting will be:
April 13th, 2017
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Calendar of RSCA Events......................................Page 1
From the Mayor: Happy Birthday Redwood City ....Page 5
Redwood City Trivia .............................................Page 5 Jim Cvengros Carol Ford Sue Nix
San Mateo History Museum Events.......................Page 5 For CC&R copies & information, email <>
Magical Bridge Playground is coming to RWC......Page 6
At Home in the Shores: Spa Bathroom ..................Page 8
Architectural Design Review Board........................Page 8
Its Elementary School Update .............................Page 11 DEADLINES for e PILOT
What to Know About the Federal Reserve..............Page 12
e deadline for space reservation is normally the end of the
A Seasonal Shores Symphony...............................Page 12
first week of each month for the following months issue.
Library Events in April ........................................Page 16
RWC Library Foundation: STEAM Fest 2.0 .........Page 17 Please email <> for a precise schedule.
Lynns Kitchen: Chicken Cacciatore.....................Page 19 PUBLISHER: Redwood Shores Community Association
Health & Balance: Kitchardi Recipe ....................Page 20 e PILOT is the ocial monthly publication of
70 Strong | Connections for Aging Well ..............Page 20 the Redwood Shores Community Association.
RWS Tennis Club ................................................Page 23
CIRCULATION: 6,000 Shores Households & Businesses
St. Marks Corner..................................................Page 24
Rotary Club Lobster Feed Recap .........................Page 25 Opinions published in e PILOT are solely those of the
Classified Ads ......................................................Page 25 authors and not the expressions of RSCA unless so ocially
and expressly designated.
End Notes: Informed / Involved ..........................Page 26

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Happy Birthday Redwood City! 2017 brings with it Its not too late to volunteer, proudly wear a sesquicentennial
Redwood Citys Sesquicentennial (try saying that three times logo pin, or pick up one of our commemorative redwood
fast) a celebration of our 150th Birthday. A committee of coins portraying historic landmarks. Visit for
dedicated community volunteers has been working tirelessly more information and a calendar of events. Go to
on planning a wonderful array of events to celebrate and for historic blogs, contests, a
I asked them to guest write this months PILOT article. history timeline, to learn more about our citys history AND
I hope youll find a way to celebrate with us. contests, the July 4th parade and celebration, a
commemorative magazine, a historical documentary film,
and fun-in-the-park events throughout the City.
We are excited to share Redwood Citys 150th anniversary
plans. Our committee includes Vice-Mayor Ian Bain, Redwood City's 150th Celebration is a fiscally sponsored
Council Members Janet Borgens and Diane Howard, City project of the Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation, a
Sta Chris Beth, Jeanne Sullivan and Derek Wolfgram, 501(c) 3 public charity. We hope you will join us and come
Community Members Barbara Britschgi, Jim Cliord, to know your community better! Celebrate Redwood City!
Pamela Estes, Charles Jany, Keith Kadera, Georgi LaBerge, Dee Eva & Barbara Pierce
Janet McGovern, Karen Seiko-Peterson, Nancy Radclie,


Ernie Schmidt, Bob Slusser, Paula Uccelli, Marian Wydo,
and Judy Yoakum. A host of volunteers, and business and
community contributors are working to ensure that this is
a year to be remembered. Our goal is to bring our New this month! In celebration of Redwood Citys
community together to discover our history, honor our Sesquicentennial, I am going to post a monthly trivia
diversity and explore our neighborhoods. question about Redwood City. e first person to email me
the correct answer to <> will be
Upcoming events include: Where Did You Go to School
recognized in the following months PILOT and win a small
speaker series at the main library; photo share Redwood
prize. Here is this months trivia question:
City en and Now at various locations; Restaurant Week
and a special event on the Square April 22nd. e 2nd annual e City of Redwood City is located on land
STEAM FESTIVAL (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art that was once owned by what family?
& Math) on April 29th is a definite attraction for children
and families! (See Page 17 for additional details.) May is
Historic Preservation Month and numerous tours and
events are planned for you to learn about our history e San Mateo County History Museum presents many
including Mothers Stories on May 6th and four other tours fantastic events in the coming months!
over the next six months at the Historic Union Cemetery. Maritime Day on Saturday, April 29th
On May 20th from noon to 9pm the signature sesquicentennial from 11am until 3pm.
event will take place at Courthouse Square, the San Mateo is FREE event highlights the Charles Parsons
County History Museum, and Ships of the World exhibit gallery that features 24
surrounding streets. Enjoy the model ships hand crafted by expert model maker
Flower Extravaganza, art, kids Charles Parsons. Children will be invited to
crafts, Touch-A-Truck exhibit, design their own model ships, design cargo, create
miniature lighthouses and learn about knot tying.
historic re-enactments, cultural
is years Maritime Day is being organized in conjunction with the
performances, car show, San Mateo County STEAM festival to be held on Courthouse Square,
historic light show, food and just in front of the History Museum.
sponsor booths, an adult
Free First Friday on May 5th all day, (10 am to 4pm),
libations tasting area and the
with preschool storytime and wooden boat crafts at 11am, and
Redwing City Chicken docent-led tours of the Museum for adults at 2pm.
Wings contest with a People's
Choice top prize of $1,000. For more details, go to or call 650-299-0104.
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Mitchell Park, Palo Alto, CA


is coming to Redwood City!
$50,000 Board of Supervisors, San Mateo County
(Warren Slocum as sponsor)
$50,000 Kaiser Permanente
Magical Bridge is a playground for everyone and everyBODY, $50,000 Acton Family Fund
regardless of ability, disability, size or age and addresses the $20,000 Tom and Mary Gallagher Foundation
play needs of children and adults living with autism, physical
$10,000 Walmart Foundation
and cognitive dierences, hearing and visual impairments,
and even the aging population. Both typical and special Additional Community Fundraising Eorts
needs kids and adults play side by side, as never before. e Over 300 individual donations ranging from $20-
real MAGIC is that when everyone truly plays together, $5,000 from members of the community. is includes
barriers are eliminated, and dierences disappear. campaigns with companies, religious institutions, and
Heralded as the nations most innovative and inclusive community groups fundraising in support of the playground
playground, Magical Bridge Foundation selected Redwood $20K matching grant from Tom and Mary Gallagher
City as their 2nd playground project, and is currently working Foundation in honor of Brooke Armer. See link to
with foundations and businesses to fully fund the project. fundraising page:
e mission of the Magical Bridge Foundation is to make sure K-8 District Wide Coin Drive: All 16 RWC public
that every child has a place to play where they feel equal, elementary and middle school classrooms participated in a
included, and connected to their family, friends and coin drive to help support Magical Bridge. e coin drive
community. e Magical Bridge Playground in Redwood raised $20K.
City is a critical next step to show that we can create not just Whole Foods Market RWC selected Magical Bridge
a magical play space but a culture of inclusivity within a highly Playground as their Nickles for Nonprofit recipient.
diverse community. e learnings from this project will be Donations through the store will run from now through April.
vital to bringing the magic of play to other communities
throughout the bay area and the country. e location for For additional information and sponsorship opportunities,
this playground will be at Red Morton Park, replacing the please visit the webpage for Magical Bridge Playground in
aging playground on the Valota Road side of the Park. RWC at:
e Foundation still needs to raise approximately $500,000 ere are also four informational videos about this project
of the estimated $3.6M project costs before construction on YouTube (search for Magical Bridge Playground in
can begin. High Level donors currently include: Redwood City). ese can be shared on social media to help
spread the word about this fantastic project.
$1.5M City of Redwood City
$450,000 Burns Family Foundation
$400,000 Sequoia Healthcare District
$300,000 Leland Levy and Judy Huey
$75,000 Axciom Corporation, RWC

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Turn Your Bathroom into a Personal Spa-like Sanctuary
Everyone dreams of unwinding in the tranquil surroundings
of a spa after a long and busy day. is experience doesnt
have to be reserved for special occasionsit can be recreated
in your own master bathroom. Follow these steps to create
a spa-like sanctuary in your own home.
1. Upgrade your shower or bathtub.
Upgrading bathtub and shower fixtures can change the
entire ambiance of your bathroom. ere are many ways to
do this: you can add a steam shower to create a sauna-like
experience, or switch your existing showerhead to a massage
or a rain option for a more soothing flow. ese types of
showerheads create a personalized experience, as most can
be adjusted based on your preferences. Another idea is to A rain shower head, soaking tub and warm wood paneling create a
add a jetted or whirlpool tub. ese tubs combine heat and spa-like atmosphere. Photo courtesy Kohler Co. (
massage to help release tension and ease muscle soreness. If
space or budget doesnt allow for a whirlpool tub, consider Even if you have limited square footage, with a little
a soaking tub insteadsome can fit into the footprint of a creativity a beautiful spa-like bathroom to retreat to can still
standard tub but are deep enough to submerge your entire be an option in your home.
body, and some come with built-in seats.
2. Use organic materials in your renovation. Liza Riguerra is a technology professional
Natural elements can be incorporated to create a calm and turned award-winning interior designer
serene space. Wood such as bamboo and teak can be used for who lives in Redwood Shores. Connect
vanities, cabinets, and floating shelves. Stones and pebbles with her on Houzz, LinkedIn or Twitter.
work well to create a unique accent wall, or provide interest
and texture on the floor or countertop. Consider combining
wood and stone, or incorporate metals such as brass and

Did You Know...

copper to contrast beautifully with natural materials.
3. Create layers of light.
Bright lights arent conducive to relaxation, so consider
adding dimmers to recessed ceiling or wall lights. Its an easy ... that EVERY residence in the Shores
change that softens your lighting and makes a huge impact. is covered by Covenants, Codes &
Alternatively, installing several switches to control dierent Restrictions (CC&Rs)?
lights can customize the lighting to suit your mood.
Whether you live in one of our many
4. Add spa accessories. Home Owners Associations (HOAs)
You dont necessarily need to do a full renovationsimply or in the original sections of the
introduce spa-like elements with accessories. Carry out the Shores, there are CC&Rs on ALL Shores homes!
nature-inspired theme with accouterments such as natural You should have received a copy of the CC&Rs when
stone or wood bath mats, wicker baskets for storage, or you purchased your home. But if you live west of Shell
wooden tub trays to hold a glass of wine, a book or candles. and NOT in an HOA, that might have been some time
Another naturally pretty option is to add a floating wood ago. If you need a new copy, email <>.
shelf to display fluy white towels, or incorporate greenery
such as hanging plants, orchids or succulents.

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Hello Redwood Shores Community,
It feels like springtime in our schools, and much is happening
with facilities, curriculum, and program development.
FACILITIES Were beginning our facilities expansion project
at Sandpiper, and wed like to thank Redwood City for their
partnership, the neighbors for their patience, and the
broader community for their support of school facilities
bond Measure I in 2014 that is funding this construction.
e project will provide a local middle grades option for
families and improve overall trac into and out of the
Shores by reducing the number of students commuting to
Ralston Middle School. Additionally, Redwood Shores
Elementary has a brand new grass field! See photo. >
e field is expected to be available for student use in early
April. e company that installed the field will maintain it
for the next 18 months to ensure that this community
resource is cared for properly while it is most vulnerable.
CURRICULUM Last month, I shared that we have new
science academic standards. Although new science textbooks
are not yet available, our teachers are learning about the new
standards, and the State is beginning to develop an
assessment to measure students learning. If you are curious,
I encourage you to take a look at sample test questions. To
do this, search for California smarter balanced practice test
on the Internet. Click take the practice test and log in as
a guest 5th or 8th grade student. Good luck!
PROGRAM DEvELOPMEnT Fifty 5th grade students from
the Shores have enrolled in the new 6th grade program at
Sandpiper for 2017-18. Forty-five percent of Sandpiper 5th
grade families decided to stay at the school rather than
attend Ralston Middle School, which is a great turnout for
the programs first year. Over the next two years we will add
grades 7 and 8, and over time we expect the school to
mature with 60 students each in grades 6-8. We are also
adding an assistant principal position at Sandpiper to help
Principal Tami Moore with program, sta, schedule, and
curriculum development.
Exciting times! As always, I invite
you to consider volunteering in
our schools. Interacting with
children is challenging and
invigorating. Call 650-620-2703
or email <>
if youd like to learn more.
Michael Milliken, Ph.D.
BRSSD Superintendent

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What You Need to Know About
the Federal Reserve
Sellers, do you know what, exactly, your target should be?
Selling your home for the highest possible price in the fewest
by Caroline Dinsmore days on market.
As was hotly anticipated, the Federal Reserve meeting in If youre considering selling your home in 2017, the time to
mid-December 2016 confirmed my predictionsmortgage act is NOW. Find an educated, connected agent and start
rates are on the rise. the preparation process to get your home on the market and
e good news is that we were starting from nearly the maximize your sale price. How do you do that? Get started
historical lowest-ever mortgage rates. at makes this pill by reviewing 11 Proven Strategies for Sellers on the SF Mid-
an easier one to swallowfor now. Peninsula which covers what you need to know that is
working now for my clients, including
e Feds dot plot implies three rate hikes in 2017but the 3 questions you should always ask
fortunately, the first Fed meeting of the year in February had (and the one question you should
a unanimous vote to maintain the current target range. never have to ask). Contact me for a
Since then, e WSJ reports that more than half of copy of the guide.
economists surveyed expect the Federal Reserve to raise Heres to your success!
benchmark rates at their June meeting. CNBC reported
shortly afterward to anticipate a May hike, at the latest. (Caroline Dinsmore is a long-time Shores
resident and mid-Peninsula realtor.)

A Seasonal Shores Symphony

by Harvey Radin
Especially during early-morning hours, sounds you hear in
the Shores are signaling seasonal change. After a blustery
Winter like the one weve just had, when you hear lilting,
Freddie Mac, 30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage Average in the United States
[MORTGAGE30US], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis;
light sounds of the birds of Spring, you know that a harsh, February 17, 2017. Winter just may be giving way to a gentle Spring. It's these
sounds along with other signs... the start of Daylight Saving
So, what do higher interest rates mean for the typical Time, for example, Spring training baseball and blooming
mid-Peninsula real estate transaction? wildflowers.
For buyers, the bottom line is that increased mortgage rates e birds you hear during Winter months sound kind of
translate to higher monthly payments. guttural compared to the lighter, tweeting, sing-song sounds
If you are considering buying a mid-Peninsula home in of Spring birds. When it's warm enough to spend time
2017, the time to act is now. Find an educated agent who outside some evenings, you hear a symphony of sounds,
can speak to micro- and macro-level economic trends, get especially late evening when there's hardly any trac, when
pre-qualified with a lender, and start your home search in people are home after being out and about during the day,
the first quarter. when everything is still. at's when you occasionally hear
For sellers, increasing mortgage rates mean a few things. a freight train rolling along the Peninsula tracks that freight
trains share, at times, with Caltrain.
Demand on the mid-Peninsula, for the foreseeable future,
e sound freight trains make as they approach crossings is
will always remain on the higher side. at said, buyer
dierent. Freight train whistles make a soulful kind of
fatigue is real and will start to play out in pockets, leading
sound. e sound commuter trains make sometimes is more
to a decrease in demand.
urgent. It's a sound that seems to say... Hey! We have people
Decreased demand means reduced trac through open on board scurrying from here to there. at's why a
houses, fewer oers, and ultimately, a lower sale price. commuter train's whistle seems more staccato.
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Paws for TalesRead to a Dog!
Saturday April 1 at 11:00am
Specially trained dogs provided by the Peninsula Humane Society.

Storytelling with Pam e Redwood City Library Foundation

Saturday April 8 at 11:00am
Stories, both familiar and new, all told without a book. presents STEAM Fest 2.0
Science and Nature Programs STEAM Fest 2.0 aims to inspire San Mateo County's diverse
for Children youth to see themselves as scientists, artists, creators and
April 10, 11, 13 & 14 from 4:00pm-5:00pm inventors. is FREE county festival to introduce kids and
For 3rd-5th grade students. Preregistration required. adults alike to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering,
Enjoy daily individual projects as well as cooperative learning, Arts and Math) through fun experiments, presentations,
with STEM related activities. This project was supported in speakers, and demonstrations will be held Saturday, April 29th
whole or part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library
Services under the provisions of the Library Services and
from 11am to 3pm, on Courthouse Square (2200 Broadway)
Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian in Redwood City in conjunction with Maritime Day.

FUSE Theater: Poetry in Motion Last years STEM Festival demonstrated an overwhelming
Saturday April 15 at 11:00am community interest in opportunities for all youth and
A theater workshop celebrating courage through poetry families in Redwood City and San Mateo County to
and performance. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library participate in STEM activities stated Redwood City Library
Director Derek Wolfgram, and I imagine that the addition
Seaside Stories
Saturday April 22 at 1:30pm of Arts to STEAM Fest 2.0 will attract even more visitors.
Learn about the sandy beaches of our bay with the Redwood City Public Library is currently focused on creating
Marine Science Institute! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library a more inclusive community, providing opportunities for
residents of all income levels, and delivering access to quality
Early Learners at the Library
Tuesday April 25 at 11:00am educational opportunities for all children, and the Redwood
Explore and learn with your young child. For ages 0-24 mos. City Library Foundation STEAM Fest 2.0 dovetails perfectly
with each of these those goals.
Peninsula Book Club
Tuesday April 25 at 6:00pm STEAM skills are important. In the decade ending in 2020,
$SULOVSLFNLVSeabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand. United States employers will create about 2.1 million jobs
For more information and to RSVP, visit in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as
Weekly Storytimes well as the professional sector, according to the Federal
Mondays 11:00am - Preschool Storytime Ages 3-5 Bureau of Labor Statistics. 80% of future jobs will require
Tuesdays 6:30pm - Pajama Time Stories for All Ages STEM literacy. Exposure to everyday applications will plant
Thursdays 10:30am - Toddler Storytime Ages 1-3 the seed for students to pursue more advanced degrees in
Thursdays 11:30am - Tiny Tales Ages 0-18 Months STEM careers so that the U.S. can then fill the demand for
Homework Center these jobs with local employees, helping these children
Mon-Tues 3:00-6:00, Wednesday 1:00-6:00, Thursday 3:00-6:00 remain employed. Adding Arts to STEM (thus, STEAM)
allows these disciplines to become more accessible for
Visit Sea link Caf at the Redwood Shores Branch Library!
Caf hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30am-6:30pm, individuals whose exposure is either limited or non-existent.
Saturday 7:30am-2:30pm and Sunday 9:30am-2:30pm Dont miss this fun day that will make an impact on all
Meeting Space Available at Redwood Shores Branch Library attendees. To see the details of this event or to participate as
Please visit a booth participant, sponsor, or speaker, visit the website at: For more information about, or to
support the Redwood City Library Foundation, see
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(How a Connecticut Yankee embraced California Cuisine) (with many thanks to Shadow for sharing her fabulous recipe!)

Annual April Palm Springs Fling!

Lynn Kathleen Adams
We start dreaming of deserts in January when we make 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
our flight arrangements for our annual trek to Palm 4 Stalks Celery, chopped
Springs each April. This rendezvous began many years 3 Onions, chopped
back with the brilliant idea to escape the San Francisco 2 Teaspoons Marjoram
rainy season and seek adventure and warmth in the high
1 Teaspoon yme
desert. The first year was a true silly road trip undertaken
by two friends in a trusty 1958 Volvo with the passenger 1 Teaspoon Rosemary (diced)
door held closed by a shock cord, a water hose held 2 Bay Leaves
together with an improvised inner tube/clamp repair, and 2 Teaspoons Dried Porcini Powder (you can take several
included camping out along Route 5 in the San Joaquin dried porcini mushrooms and grind them in a coee grinder
Valley behind a gas station at what is now The Apricot or Cuisinart if unable to find the dried spice powder)
Tree, eventually chugging over the Grapevine and finally 8 Cloves Garlic, pressed
arriving in Palm Springs. From that point forward it 2 28 Ounce Cans Chopped Tomatoes with Juice
morphed into a woman-only spring ritual that included
Wilson College buddies, first cousins, a bankruptcy Salt & Pepper to taste
attorney, a ballet teacher and a construction risk Put the olive oil in a large, heavy, ovenproof pot over a medium
specialist/insurance broker - yours truly! It has now flame. Add celery, onions, herbs, porcini powder and garlic.
endured through marriages, children, divorces, Saut until vegetables are softened and lightly caramelized.
remarriage, grandchildren, and all the many challenges Add the tomatoes and juice and bring up to a simmer.
that life continues to bestow upon us. No one can quite ADD ThE FOLLOWInG:
remember just how many years we have been running
3 Bell Peppers, cut in bite-sized chunks
away to the desert for a week of friendship, laughter,
conversation, tears, and perfecting the art of doing 1 lb. Mushrooms (cut in halves or quarters, depending on size)
nothing! Its akin to a continuous pajama and pool party 1 Can Black or Kalamata olives, pitted and drained
all in one. Let the sauce come back up to a simmer, turn heat to low
Actually, we have taken some fabulous hikes in Joshua and cook for at least a half an hour to cook peppers and
Tree National Park, Indian Canyons (Palm Canyon, mushrooms and blend flavors. Salt and pepper to taste.
Andreas Canyon, Murray Canyon), Mt. San Jacinto State FOR ThE ChICkEn:
Park & Wilderness Area (at the top of the Palm Springs 12 16 chicken thighs (or a mix of breasts and thighs)
Aerial Tramway) through still snowy forests, shopped until
we dropped along North Palm Canyon or The Gardens Saut chicken pieces, skin side down, until brown. Turn
on El Paseo in Palm Desert, and even enjoyed a tour of pieces over and brown other side. Put chicken in large
Sunnylands, the Annenbergs mid-century modern estate roasting pan, in one layer (skin side up), and pour some sauce
in Rancho Mirage. Usually, however, we enjoy just over the top. Bake in 350 oven for an hour or until done
hanging around the pool and gardens in the VRBO large (cover with aluminum foil for the first 30 minutes then
mid-century home where we now stay, and planning our remove). Serve with the rest of the sauce on the side with pasta
menu for the evening. We rarely dine out, as each dinner of your choice. We prefer spaghetti with olive oil, parsley, and
becomes a delight to plan, prepare and serve. (Of course, garlic. But it also goes well with rice. (is makes enough
at the beginning of our trip, we race through the local sauce for about 8 people, so you can cut the amounts or freeze
Costco on a costly mad-cap shopping spree!) One of my the sauce for future use. We've never had any to freeze all
very best girlfriends and I usually do the lions share of the the leftovers disappear.) Enjoy with your friends and/or
cooking, and this dish is always requested and family, a large green salad and nice glass of your favorite wine!
traditionally served when everyone is there for dinner on When you try it, send a picture to <>.
a particular evening. (Lynn has been an RSCA Board member since 1994.)

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Connections for Aging Well
A recipe that will enlighten your digestive fire, uplift and balance
your body, mind & spirit! (Recipe contributed by Teena Arora.)
kITChARDI basmati rice & yellow split lentils (moongi dal) (Press release written by Cathleen Bottini.)
is dish is known as a stew, porridge, or soup of basmati rice, 70 Strong is the first comprehensive online directory of activities
pulses (lentils), ghee, and digestive & healing spices simmered and services for older adults in our area.
together. Most common for breakfast or dinner. It's a complete
Whether you are an older adult or a family member of an older
protein that is nourishing and easy to digest.
adult, 70 Strong is your personal resource guide to activities and
It's also a perfect dish for a detox and cleanse in Spring! services including enrichment classes, social groups, volunteer
InGREDIEnTS opportunities, support groups, home care, hospitals, community
cup moongi dal (yellow split lentils) clinics, transportation, food services and housing.
cup basmati rice Serving residents since 1946, Sequoia Healthcare Districts
1 tsp salt (adjust to taste) mission has always been to improve the health of the community.
4 - 5 cups water Lee Michelson, CEO of Sequoia Healthcare District explains,
We recognized a need for a cohesive resource guide for older
1-2 tsp ghee (clarified butter)
adults in our community to find activities and services that will
1 tsp cumin seeds keep them fit and healthy for decades to come.
- 1 inch piece ginger root;
chopped or grated (Vata or Kapha) Pamela Kurtzman, Program Director of Sequoia Healthcare
District adds, When the concept of 70 Strong was first
- tsp ground or fresh turmeric
envisioned, we knew it would
1 pinch asafetida (hing) require us to partner with an
1 tsp Currysutra garam masala (garnish) organization experienced in
tsp ground (fresh cracked) black pepper (garnish) providing programs and
- cup fresh cilantro leaves; chopped (optional) services for older adults in our
community. Given our long
time partnership with
Rinse lentils and rice separately 5-6 times until water is not as cloudy. Peninsula Family Service and
In a pot, add 5 cups water, rice, lentils, and salt. Bring to a boil. knowing the exceptional
en, reduce heat to medium and cook for approximately 20-25 quality of their services and
minutes, slightly covered. commitment to this
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by Monique Seibel
Redwood Shores Tennis Club held its annual MEMbERShIP MAnIA
on Saturday, March 18th. Its an event designed to let newcomers
find out what the club is about and to meet and play with some
current members. Despite overcast skies and a last-minute change
of location, there was a good turnout. e city had assured us
that Shorebird Courts (the usual venue) would be ready in time
for this event, but by March 16th it was evident that wed need to
change the site. Emails went out to members and notices were
placed on posters. It seems that everyone got the message to go
to Marlin Park instead, and somewhere between 25 and 30 people
attended. Players rotated informally onto the courts and enjoyed
coee, pastries and conversation in the intervals between play.
anks to Mike Venturino for taking photos at this event.
Our March 25th tournament fell after the deadline for this issue,
so look for the results of that event in the May PILOT. Our next
tournament, featuring a mixed scramble format, will be held on
Saturday, April 22nd. For more information, go to
In the meantime, lets play tennis!

A Seasonal Shores Symphony

(Continued from Page 12)
e evening train sounds add to the symphonic mix of lilting and
tweeting and other nature sounds as well. Once in a while, you can
hear the dramatic, soaring notes of a hawk. And sounds you might
associate with those big, graceful birds with long necks that you
sometimes see on lagoon embankments. ose birds with necks not
quite as long as a fly fishing rod, but long enough to pluck some
nourishment from the lagoon water. e sound they make, a quick,
almost inaudible splash, is a subtle note in the symphony.
Some sounds you can't always pinpoint. Raccoons, for example.
Is that a barking sound, but not quite like a barking dog? ere
are lots of sounds in the Shores, some gentle and lilting, some
soulful, some urgent and staccato. Take a listen!
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ST. MARKS CORNER refer to himself in the third person (Peter and John went out


and came to the tomb) nor did he want to refer to himself in
the first person (Peter and I went out and came to the tomb).


But that then begs the question why? Did John think so much
of himself that he chose to separate himself from all of the other
disciples as the one Jesus loved? As if Jesus didnt love the others?
by Richard Watkins I find it hard to believe on two levels; one: that Jesus loves all,
With Easter Sunday being just a couple short weeks away, I not just one man, and two: Jesus would never have asked John
find myself often looking back and remembering the three to be a disciple if that were the way he thought or felt.
times in my life when my birthday fell on Easter. ose are Instead, I look to two key events in Johns Gospel as to why
always special memories (especially because one of those years the disciple was not nor could not be named, even if John was
was my 21st birthday, which enabled me to partake of the cup referring to himself anonymously. e first example comes in
a little more than usual). Chapter 19, verse 26:
And in looking back, I am also reminded of all of the times I When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom
sat and listened to what has ended up being one of my favorite he loved, he said to his mother, Woman, behold, your son.
Gospel accounts: Johns e Empty Tomb. e reason why en he said to the disciple, Behold, your mother.
it stood out to me so much then, as well as now (but for It was important that the disciple remained unidentified
completely dierent reasons) is because of the use of the because the disciple becomes more of a symbol for all people
mysterious character the disciple whom Jesus loved. rather than just an individual person.
On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the When Jesus said behold your son and behold your mother,
tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw He was foreshadowing the relationship by which the coming
the stone removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to church was to be constructed through Mary, the mother of all
Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and disciples of Christ, past, present and future.
told them, ey have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we
Further, when the disciple Jesus loved reached the tomb before
dont know where they put him. So Peter and the other disciple
Simon Peter, he did not go in. He waited for Peter to enter first
went out and came to the tomb. ey both ran, but the other
and only entered after him. is is because Peter was to be the
disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first; he
founder of the church. And, as such, Peter needed to become
bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.
aware of the revelation of the resurrection first, creating the
When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb
church in that very instant. en when the other disciple
and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered
entered, saw and believed as Peter believed the other disciple
his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate
was not just that individual, but representative of all of us who
place. en the other disciple also went in, the one who had
have followed Peter and believe ourselves. us, it can rightly
arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed. For they
be said we are all the disciple whom Jesus loved.
did not yet understand the scripture that he had to rise from
the dead. en the disciples returned home. If you are struck to seek more, St. Mark is here for you, at
325 Marine View Avenue, Belmont. Masses are held Saturdays
When I was younger, I never understood why this disciple
at 4:30pm and Sundays at 8:00am, 9:45am and 11:30am. Daily
wasnt mentioned by name. Was he the only one Jesus loved
Masses are held in the Chapel at 8:30am. Monday through
so everyone was jealous of him? erefore, they refused to
Friday. For information regarding additional oerings, please go
name him? Why was he so special that he was referred to as
the disciple Jesus loved and everyone else (Simon Peter, Judas,
omas) were all named?
I realize now that theory doesnt make sense. Peter was the
rock on which Jesus would build His church; which seems
pretty special to me. And Judas was the instrument of Jesus
betrayal. Not so much special but a very crucial and
important role to have played. But Peter wasnt labelled as the
disciple on which Jesus would build his church nor was Judas
referred to as the disciple who would be betray Jesus. ey
were simply Peter and Judas.
Most assert that the disciple Jesus loved was John himself. None
of the other Gospels make mention of this enigmatic persona
which has led some to the conclusion that John didnt want to
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e event was also an opportunity to present the keys to a Toyota 4
Runner to another deserving combat US Army Vet and his family.
Silent and Live Auction items added to the excitement of the evening
as well as a visit from the recently crowned Miss California. Each
year we also have the very enthusiastic help from the members of
our Carlmont High School and Footsteps for Children Rotary
Interact clubs who do an incredible job in set up, serving tables and
clean up. Proceeds from all our fundraising events go to local and
international community service projects. Scholarships for our local
high school students are also funded from these events as well as our


Gretchen Ross Teacher Mini Grant Program in which we provide

$500 grants to our local school teachers for various teacher aide items
High Quality Licensed Child Care & Preschool in the Shores.
not covered by the School District.
Membership in Rotary is open to anyone regardless Chinese Immersion and Montessori Program.
Enrichment Curriculum. Nutritious Food.
Convenient Location. Experienced Teachers.
of race, gender, religion or creed. If you would
like to know more about us, please feel free

to join us at any of our regular lunches.
Belmont Redwood Shores Rotary meets
every Monday at e Vans Restaurant, 815
Belmont Ave, or visit

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Redwood Shores is a GREAT place to live and work! In addition to staying informed, be involved with
Community involvement and cooperation are the keys to community safety. bE CAREFUL OUT ThERE!
keeping things flowing smoothly or making improvements. Take a few extra seconds to get where youre going and slow
RSCAs Board of Directors meets monthly to review issues down on your way in or out of the Shores. Keep your eyes
aecting the Shores and to plan community events. on your surroundings and the road, not whatever
Directors also provide information, follow up on situations technology might distract you.
and make connections for the benefit of all Shores members. Also LOOk OUT FOR yOUR nEIGhbORS!
Board members are made up of caring Shores residents, and While we live in one of the Bay Areas safest communities,
hope to continue expanding community involvement. it bears repeating again and again that we need to take an
If youre interested in volunteer opportunities, contact a active role in watching out for each other and in doing our
RSCA board member. We hope ALL residents will be part to KEEP the Shores a safe place to live.
informed and involved with annual membership in RSCA. So please, LOCK UP! Lets not make it so easy for those
All it takes to be a member is an annual contribution and who would take advantage in our community. Lock your
confirming your contact information. Your annual donation cars, even in your driveways. Lock your home (front and
of $45 (to support over 45 years of RSCAs service to the Shores) back doors), even if you only step out for a few minutes.
goes a long way to help keep the high quality of life we enjoy And dont encourage a break-in by leaving valuables like cell
here on our little island. Incorporated in 1970, RSCA has phones, laptops, iPads, and GPS units in plain sight, either
been working for over 45 years to make and keep the in your car or at home.
Shores a GREAT place to live and work. If something doesnt look right, call the
If you havent already sent in your 2017 membership Redwood City Police Department at 369-3333.
contribution, now would be a great time to join! Here are If its an emergency, you can always call 9-1-1 !
a few reasons you should bE A MEMbER. If you SEE something, SAY something! Dont hesitate to
If you read e PILOT (delivered at no cost to you) call and let the police check out anything that looks
each month, you should join RSCA. suspicious or out of the ordinary.
If you believe events like our EGGstravaganza, Summer Take care of you, your neighbors,
Concerts in Marlin Park, Halloween Parade, and other and dont forget to care for the
holiday events contribute to the quality of life and value Shores, and our planet, by
of our Shores community, you should join RSCA. celebrating Earth Day on Saturday,
Especially if you or your children, grandchildren, nieces, April 22nd, 2017. You can focus on
nephews, cousins, or friends of the family participate in any and all steps for a happier earth:
any of our community events, you should join RSCA. REDUCE, REUSE, RECyCLE!
If you believe a geographically distinct community
like the Shores needs a dedicated voice and advocate
for our unique issues, you should join RSCA.
You can send your annual contribution of $45 to the Redwood
Shores Community Association at 274 Redwood Shores Pkwy,
PMB #603, Redwood Shores, CA 94065, or bring it to a
RSCA event like the EGGstravaganza on April 8th (1-2pm).
If you want to stay informed, but not contribute financially, Dont wait until August for our Annual Levee Cleanup Day,
you can still jOIn OUR EMAIL LIST to be kept aware of we can all do a little bit any time when were out and about
news between monthly issues of e PILOT. To join our list, around our beautiful Shores walkways, trails, or parks.
go to our website at At the top of the left column Whether youre walking, strolling, running, biking, driving
is a big yellow button that says Join our email list. Just click or rowing around the Shores, ENJOY, and stay safe!
on that button and add yourself to our list. Youll find a copy (P.S., we forgot to remind you that the DST changing of clocks
of our Privacy Policy that you can read before completing your is also a great time to double check that all your smoke and
registration. (You may also want to sign up for NextDoor.) carbon monoxide detectors are working with fresh batteries.)
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