What Does May Bring?

Calendar of RSCA Events
April showers bring May flowers! May is a special time of
celebration, love and remembrance. May is a time to wrap We hope you will join us at Shores events!
Sounds of the Shores Summer Concerts
things up, to look forward and to get ready.

Three Summer Sundays, 5-7pm @ Marlin Park
ough it is always important, this May is time pay extra
June 11th • RiP-TiDEs (Beach Boys Party Band)
attention to safety in the shores. With a fairly low crime
July 9th • Cocktail Monkeys (Rock/Pop/R&B)
rate here, there have been an unusually high number of
August 13th • The Shanks (Classic Rock)
vehicle tampering recently, due to failure to lock doors.

Annual Levee Cleanup
As you’re getting ready to leave your car parked anywhere, even
in the “safety” of your driveway, remember to lock up!
Saturday, August 26th at 8am to 12noon
Please don’t make our neighborhoods a target for problems.
(save the date to help cleanup the Shores!)
(See Page 14 for police department programs and safety advice.)
And please keep your eyes on the road -- goslings have hatched!
RSCA’s mission is to keep the Shores a GREAT place to live Halloween Walk @ Marlin Park
and work! All residents play a part. Very soon, school will Saturday, October 28th at 1pm

Santa Visits the Shores
be out, summer will be here, and whatever your plans, there
may be a neighbor who can help. calling shores teens!
Mid-December (stay tuned for details)
If you’re available for odd jobs and projects over the summer
(like babysitting, watering, dog walking, etc.), send your
information to be included in the June and July editions of You can always find more information about these
e pilot. (See Page 21 for details.) and other community events on our web site at
But first, get ready for May holidays!!!
cinco de mayo – friday, may 5th RSCA.org
is celebration of Mexican-American
culture commemorates the Mexican
Army's unlikely victory over French
forces at the Battle of Puebla. (Trivia
prize to the first person who can name
the General and year of the battle!)
mother’s day – sunday, may 14th
A day to show appreciation for all she
does for her family, and pamper her in
a special way.
memorial day – monday, may 29th
e last Monday in May is time to
remember the service of so many who
have fought for our freedoms. ose
who give so much to protect others
deserve our recognition and gratitude.
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REDWOOD SHORES
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274 Redwood Shores Pkwy, PMB #603
Redwood Shores, CA 94065 - 1173
RSCA.org

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

RSCA’s Board of Directors meet at the
Redwood Shores Library on the 2nd ursday of each
month at 7pm. Our next Board Meeting will be:
may 11th, 2017
• What Does May Bring...............................................Page 1

ARChiTECTuRAl DESign REviEw BoARD (non-HOA areas):
• Calendar of RSCA Events..........................................Page 1
• From the Mayor / Redwood City Trivia.....................Page 5
• Redwood City Celebrates 150 Years!..........................Page 6 Jim Cvengros Carol Ford Sue Nix
• Silicon Valley Clean Water Project Approved .............Page 6 For CC&R copies & information, email <ADB@rsca.org>
• At Home in the Shores: Gallery Wall.........................Page 8
• Architectural Design Review Board ...........................Page 8
• Pirate Ship Considered for the Shores......................Page 10
• Top Female Wealth Advisor: Lisa Hughes ................Page 10
• RWC Library Foundation Event..............................Page 11
DEADLINES for e PILOT
• Library Events in May .............................................Page 11 e deadline for space reservation is normally the end of the
• It’s Elementary School Update.................................Page 12 first week of each month for the following month’s issue.
• RCPD Programs / 3 Basic Steps for Safety...............Page 14 Please email <ThePILOT@rsca.org> for a precise schedule.
• Real Estate Update ..................................................Page 14
PUBLISHER: Redwood Shores Community Association
• Summer Refreshment: Mango Lassi.........................Page 16
• Rain Delayed...........................................................Page 16 e PILOT is the official monthly publication of
• Lynn’s Kitchen: Cheesy Breakfast Casserole .............Page 19 the Redwood Shores Community Association.
• Rotary’s Mission to Help Children ..........................Page 20 CIRCULATION: 6,000 Shores Households & Businesses
• Redwood Shores Tennis Club ..................................Page 20
Opinions published in e pilot are solely those of the
• Classified Ads / Calling Shores Teens / Shred Event ....Page 21
authors and not the expressions of RSCA unless so officially
• End Notes: So Many Reasons ..................................Page 22
and expressly designated.
• EGGstravaganza Highlights.....................................Page 22
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fRoM ThE M AyoR
celebrating our differences: Celebrating the diversity
in our community, without judgment, is essential to our
future success. And, not just ethnic diversity, but the diversity
A few weeks ago, my colleagues on the City Council and I of our ideas, choices, and hopes for our community. We
presented our annual State of the City Address; “people: shouldn’t see the differences of opinion we all have as divisions
our community ’s greatest asset”. among us, but rather opportunities to learn something new.
We utilized a video presentation to highlight all of our Regardless of how long you’ve been here or how new you are
accomplishments in 2016 and preview our goals for 2017. In to our community, your opinions matter.
addition, each Council member told stories of the people, improving communication: Specifically, I mean more
companies, and organizations that personify Redwood City’s active listening and less debate in our interpersonal
seven Strategic Initiatives. It was an amazing presentation and communication. At our recent Council retreat, former
I encourage you to watch the video available on our website. Assemblyman Rich Gordon was talking about the current
After hearing the inspiring stories of our community, I offer political scene, both locally and nationally, and he said… “We
these thoughts with humility: spend most of our time in debate mode; listening to people with
As we celebrate our 150th anniversary the intent to find flaws. We should be spending most of our time
this year, we will attend events, hear in dialogue mode; listening with the intent to understand.”
stories, read articles, and see videos connecting with one another: How well do you know
that portray our past and present. the people that live near you? Could you rely on them in an
roughout Redwood City’s history emergency… and more importantly, could they rely on you?
and into the present, we are known, Henri Nouwen once said, “We become neighbors when we are
and will continue to be known, for willing to cross the road for one another.”
many amazing things… Do you have neighbors, or just people that you live close to?
• Weather Best by Government Test investing time in each other: ere are many needs in
• Our Port this community. Housing, aging population, homelessness,
• Diverse industries from logging, to Frank’s Tannery, Ampex, and education – adults and children, hunger, coaching sports,
now many cutting edge software and high tech companies and
and the list goes on...
Stanford University
• Two large hospitals Neither the government, nor any other single group will be
• Award winning libraries, parks, and schools the solution. WE ALL will be part of the solution and the
• Fiscal stability solution involves rolling our sleeves up and getting involved
• Excellent public safety services & traditionally low crime rate and giving our most precious resource, OUR TIME, to our
• Redwood Shores planned community greatest asset, OUR PEOPLE.
• Recycled water

REDwooD CiTy TRiviA
• Vibrant Downtown with many restaurants & opportunities
• Dedicated non-profit organizations & faith-based congregations
• Entertainment and Art in a wide variety of forms from
performing art to painted utility boxes Congratulations to Peter B. He was the first to correctly
Let’s reflect for a minute… how did all that happen and how answer last month’s trivia question. e Arguello family, in
will Redwood City continue to thrive in the future? particular Maria Soledad Arguello, once owned the land on
people: our community ’s greatest asset. ALL of us which Redwood City is now located. A historical marker
that live, work, serve and/or play in Redwood City. If you about her is located near the Redwood City Caltrain Station.
agree, believing that people are our greatest asset, then I In celebration of Redwood City’s Sesquicentennial, I will
would ask you to consider a few things we need to be doing pose a monthly trivia question about Redwood City. e
for each other; myself included: first person to email me the correct answer to
slowing down: Raking leaves in my front yard this past <jseybert@redwoodcity.org> will be recognized in the
fall, I witnessed a car, using the center turn lane on Alameda following month’s PILOT and win a small prize. Here is
de las Pulgas, to pass another vehicle. Driving is only one this month’s trivia question:
area that is indicative of our need to take a deep breath and On what date did Redwood City hold
slow down. Imagine all the great things we could be missing the first City Council meeting?
as we hurry on to the next thing.

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Redwood City Celebrates 150 Years! Silicon Valley Clean Water Regional
Environmental Sewer Conveyance
Upgrade Program Approved!
2017 rang in Redwood City’s
Sesquicentennial, marking the 150th
anniversary of the City’s
incorporation! Celebrate with us by ursday, April 13–e Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW)
attending our 150th Anniversary Commission approved the Regional Environmental Sewer
Festival and Flower Extravaganza on Conveyance Upgrade (RESCU) Program, which consists of
Saturday, May 20th. replacing or rehabilitating nearly all components of the existing
conveyance system, including pipelines and pump stations.
is free signature Sesquicentennial
event takes place on 11 city blocks As a prerequisite to project approval, the Commission also:
surrounding Courthouse Square (2200 • Certified the final project Environmental Impact Report,
Broadway, Redwood City), featuring an informational Originally
document positioned in Atlantic
that assesses City
the potential
fun activities for the whole family! environmental impacts and identifies mitigation measures
art – Guests will enjoy Redwood City’s ART on the Square that could reduce or avoid adverse environmental impacts.
where they can view and purchase artwork from local artists. • Adopted findings of fact and a mitigation monitoring and
After shopping, be transported back in time and watch the reporting program. Results of the environmental impact
historic fashion show or take a stroll through the car show. assessment indicate that the RESCU would not result in any
e Flower Extravaganza, flower sale, and art and flower significant and unavoidable impacts, as all significant
exhibition, sponsored by San Mateo Credit Union, is the first impacts are capable of being reduced to less than significant
ever Redwood City event honoring the role of the flower levels through implementation of mitigation measures
industry in Redwood City with a curated exhibition of art which became part of project approval.
and flowers. is event will take place from 12 - 8pm in the Two key components of RESCU ready for implementation
lobby of the Fox eatre (2215 Broadway, Redwood City). are the gravity pipeline and the front-of-plant projects. e
Toward the end of the evening guests can be dazzled by the $220 million gravity pipeline project is the replacement of
Magic Lantern 3D light show that will have a special the 48-inch and 54-inch force main segments between Bair
presentation for the 150th anniversary! Island and the SVCW treatment plant at 1400 Radio Road
in the Shores. e $93 million front-of-plant project includes
food – Buy a tasting ticket and cast your vote in the
a Receiving Lift Station, a Headworks, an Influent Connector
“Redwing City Chicken Wing Competition.” Amateur and
Pipeline, and other support facilities, all located at the
professional chefs are competing for fun, prizes, and chicken
previous site of the recycled water landscape impoundment.
wing glory. e “People’s Choice” winner will win $1,000!
Both the gravity pipeline project and the front-of-plant project
Guests can also try some ethnic food options and relax in
will use a progressive design-build (PDB) process, with
the adult libations tasting area. Local micro brews, wineries
selection of PDB firms spanning the next five months and staff
and distilleries will be sampling beverages for those 21+.
making a recommendation for awarding the design-build
family friendly fun – Kids will enjoy hands on arts and contracts to the Commission in October. It is at that time the
crafts inside the San Mateo County History Museum, an monetary expenditures assigned to each project component
inflatable play area along Middlefield Road and an will be authorized by the SVCW Commission.
interactive truck event that will include trucks of all sizes for
It is anticipated that the schedule for the gravity pipeline
kids to discover. Go back in time and visit the historic 1850’s
design and construction will take from fall 2017 through
pioneer camp on Hamilton! See what life was like back
summer 2022. e current schedule for the front-of-plant
when Redwood City was just beginning to develop.
facilities design and construction span from fall 2017 to fall
culture – is event will feature cultural performances and 2022. Both projects are anticipated to start construction in
tons of music throughout the day to get you in the mid-2018 to late 2018, but site preparation construction
celebratory spirit including Taiko drums, patriotic, activity will occur at the front-of-plant area in summer 2017
Bluegrass, surfer, Blues, Swing music and more. to avoid wet weather impacts to this portion of the project.
Celebrate 150 years of the Redwood City community! If you For more details about this project and other SVCW news,
want to learn more about Redwood City’s Sesquicentennial please go to svcw.org and subscribe to their newsletter and/or
and find other events planned throughout the year to celebrate LIKE them on Facebook. You may also attend their public
the City’s 150th, visit redwoodcityhistory.org. meetings on the 2nd ursday of each month.

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How To Create An Eye-Catching Gallery Wall
Want to decorate your home with minimal cost and
maximum effect? Try a gallery wall. Photographs, art prints,
drawings, and even posters, sheets of music and album covers
can help transform a blank wall into a beautiful feature. is
of-the-moment trend in home decor will add style, color and
personality to any room, and will be a true expression of
what’s most important to you. Here are some tips and tricks
to help you create a truly eye-catching gallery wall.
1. mix it up
ere’s no right or wrong when creating your gallery wall.
Mix prints with paintings, photography, postcards, or any
other artwork you choose. Integrate a bit of color with black
and white, or choose one color palette for a more streamlined Gallery walls are a great way to add a dose of unique personality to
look. Be sure to vary your picture sizes and frame styles— any room. Photography by James Carriere. Reprinted with permission
look in flea markets and local galleries, and don’t forget to from Family Circle® Magazine. ©2016 Meredith Corporation.
search for unique pieces while traveling. minted.com is All rights reserved. (familycircle.com)
another great source for affordable artwork. All the pieces can paper out true-to-size and tape it on your wall. Use painter’s
be ordered in various sizes to fit your needs or preferences. tape to get the layout just right before you swing the hammer.
2. color considerations Your gallery wall should reflect your personality. If it feels
Decide on your color palette, then choose artwork that falls eclectic, charming, and most importantly, makes you happy,
within the same color family to create a cohesive look. If you then congratulations! You’ve created a successful gallery wall.
prefer a more eclectic or bohemian look, add a greater variety Liza Riguerra is a technology professional
of colors. Don’t use the main color of your room as the main turned award-winning interior designer
hue in your artwork—it’s better to use an accent color as your who lives in Redwood Shores. Connect
gallery wall’s main palette. For example, if your living room with her on Houzz, LinkedIn or Twitter.
is primarily blue with orange accents, make orange the

Did you Know...
primary and blue the secondary color of your artwork.
3. choose frames wisely
When choosing frames, ask yourself how they relate to
other elements in the room. For example a wood frame
could tie into the color of your coffee table, a gold frame ... that EVERY residence in the Shores
to the brass floor lamp, etc. is will create a more cohesive is covered by Covenants, Codes &
look for the entire room. Restrictions (CC&Rs)?
4. create a layout at works Whether you live in one of our many
First, draw it out on graph paper. You don’t necessarily have Home Owners Associations (HOAs)
to put the largest item in the middle, but the arrangement or in the original sections of the
should look balanced. Meaning if you have a big picture on Shores, there are CC&Rs on ALL Shores homes!
the right, you should balance it with at least a few smaller You should have received a copy of the CC&Rs when
pictures that add up to the same visual weight on the left. you purchased your home. But if you live west of Shell
Generally, the more white space the piece has, the lighter it is and NOT in an HOA, that might have been some time
visually. e more dark or “filled in” the content, the heavier ago. If you need a new copy, email <ADB@rsca.org>.
its visual weight. Distribute the visual weight to balance the
arrangement. When in doubt about your arrangement, cut

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Originally located in Atlantic City. Photo by Fung Collaboratives.

Redwood Shores Community Invited
to Discussion to Consider Playground
including its proximity to the Bay Trail, its ability to meet
the community’s need for a recreational opportunity, and

Adjacent to Redwood Shores Library
the synergy between the pirate ship theme of the playground
and the nautical theme of the Redwood Shores Library. e
artists are also children’s authors and illustrators and have
Since the Redwood Shores Library opened, families who use written a children’s book associated with the Pirate Ship.
it have expressed an interest in an adjacent outdoor play space
City staff has met with representatives from the Redwood
to add another recreational component to the experience of
Shores Community Association, Redwood Shores Owners
visiting the Library. An opportunity has come about to create
Association and the Pelican Cove Homeowners Association,
a brand new play space with recreational opportunities for the
and has reached out to Peninsula Landing HOA to gain
public while not using any General Fund money. e
input, discuss concerns, and consider future design options.
proposed project would be funded through existing Park
Impact Fees along with the use of future developer fees (both e city invites the shores community for an open
Park and new Commercial Development Art fees). house discussion behind the redwood shores library on
saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at 2pm to provide input and ask
Recently, the City Council approved acquiring a public art
questions about the proposed project.
sculpture – known as the “Pirate Ship” from internationally
renowned artists Ilya and Emelia Kabokov. e sculpture If you are unable to attend and have input or questions,
offers a unique interactive play feature, simulating the please contact Library Director Derek Wolfgram at
discovery of an ancient pirate ship, unearthing its treasures, dwolfgram@redwoodcity.org or Parks & Recreation
and allowing children to explore the ship’s features from the Director Christopher Beth at cbeth@redwoodcity.org.
chests and barrels to the deck, and have imaginative play.

Congratulations Lisa Hughes!
e Kabokovs are Russian-born, American-based artists who
collaborate on environments that fuse elements of the
everyday with those of the conceptual, and their work has
Redwood Shores resident Lisa Hughes was recently
been displayed all over the world.
recognized by Forbes as one of the Top Female Wealth
e Pirate Ship sculpture is a new initiative of the Public Advisors, which published on February 28th.
Arts Master Plan, a City Council approved plan that works
Lisa’s recognition on this list is an
to recognize public art as a way to promote vibrancy, define
industry honor and recognition of
cultural uniqueness, support economic development, build
her accomplishments. Lisa has 23
community, and improve the quality of life for those who
years of experience as a Financial
live, work and play here.
Advisor at Merrill Lynch. Lisa
e initial consideration for location of the Pirate Ship is provides personalized advice and
adjacent to the Redwood Shores Library and the children’s wealth management services to
reading room. ere is a large open area in this location that create advanced planning strategies
would be secured by enclosing the play structure for for affluent families and corporate
children’s use. is location has many positive aspects to it executives in the Bay Area.
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e redwood city library foundation is
excited about its wild wild west event!
RCLF’s annual fundraising event (Wild Wild West 2017) is
set for Saturday, May 13th at Devil’s Canyon, San Carlos.
Don’t miss this evening of BBQ, auctions, raffle prizes, music.
To see the details of this event, visit the website at:
wildwildwestrclf.eventbrite.com.
e RCLF works hard to support community projects. At the
April 3rd City Council meeting. RCLF presented a $45,000
check to the Library for its Bridging the Digital Divide project
(phase 1). e project will provide Hotspots and educational
laptops in Downtown and Fair Oaks areas for families without
internet or computers at home. See rclfdn.org for more details.

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i T ’ S E lEMEnTARy S Chool u PDATE
ere is always something new happening in our schools. We new school district performance reporting system –
have a new school board member, our school enrollment is Additionally, California has a new performance reporting
changing again, this month the majority of our students will take system for schools and school districts. It’s called the California
computer-adaptive assessments, and California has a new School Dashboard. If you search online for “California School
reporting system for school and school district performance. Dashboard,” you will be able to find it easily. e old system
new school board member – As you may have heard, had just one number reflecting the overall performance of each
Chuck Velschow resigned from the school board in March after school. e new Dashboard provides a display that shows how
six years of service. To avoid the $138,000 cost of a special students in a school or district are doing across subjects, across
election, the Board decided to appoint someone to fill the open demographic groups, in important non-academic domains like
seat until November 2018, when the next election is scheduled. attendance and suspension, and in their performance over time
Seventeen capable applicants volunteered to fill the vacancy. At (e.g., whether scores are increasing or decreasing). While this
a special meeting on April 3rd, the Board interviewed five new reporting system will take some getting used to, it will
finalists. After careful consideration, the Board appointed provide a more complete picture of a school’s performance.
redwood shores resident rahila passi to fill the position. As always, I invite you to consider
Mrs. Passi brings a wealth of experience to the school board, volunteering in our schools. We can
including 20 years of work in the fields of telecommunications definitely use your help! Contact
and high tech as well as extensive school and district leadership me at <mmilliken@brssd.org> or
roles. Mrs. Passi has served as Business Chair for the education 650-620-2703 if you have questions
foundation SchoolForce, Measure R parcel tax co-chair, a or you’d like to learn more.
member of the District's Budget Advisory Committee, and
Michael Milliken, Ph.D.
Sandpiper's PTA President. I am confident she will be an asset
BRSSD Superintendent
to our leadership team and help with our policymaking,
decision-making and strategic planning. Mrs. Passi formally
joined the Board on April 27th.
enrollment update – For the coming school year, we have
received a modest reprieve from the growing kindergarten cohorts
over the last several years. We had 436 kindergarten registrants
in February 2017, which is 54 fewer than last year, and the
decrease was evenly shared between Belmont and Redwood
Shores. Based on recent trends, we project this to result in
approximately 450 kindergarten students in fall 2017, compared
to 506 in fall 2016. Our enrollment will still increase because
our outgoing 8th grade cohort is smaller than the incoming
kindergarten class. Nevertheless, this is a significant shift for us.
Time will tell if this is a one-year exception to our decade of
enrollment growth, or if we have found our new equilibrium.
computer-adaptive state tests this month – California
assesses all students in our public schools in grades 3 through 8,
10 and 11. Students take English and math assessments in grades
3-8 and 11, and students take a science test in grades 5, 8, and
10. A significant new development is that the tests are computer-
adaptive. Each student takes the tests on a computer, and if he
or she gets a question right, the test gets a little harder. If a student
gets a question wrong, the test gets a little easier. In this way, the
test is able to measure with greater accuracy what students know.
is is a significant benefit of computer-based testing compared
to paper-based testing. Because the writing portion of the test
still takes months to grade, we expect to receive the results of the
assessments in late summer. I’ll let you know how we do!

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P uBliC S AfETy Presently, the department has not had the benefit of having
significant representation from the Redwood Shores

Redwood City Police Volunteer Programs
community through either the Cadet Program or the V.I.P.S.
Program. Perhaps of equal importance, the Redwood Shores
Since 1992, the Redwood City Police Department has given community has not yet come to realize the benefits of
high school and college students aged 14-20 years old an participation in these programs, as such partnerships only
opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement through serve to strengthen the collaboration between police and the
its Cadet Program. Cadets volunteer their time each month community that gets things done. I hope this soon changes,
at community details/events, as well as attend mandatory and we can count Redwood Shores residents and youth
monthly meetings, and mandatory training sessions. among the ranks of our volunteer programs.
Working with sworn police officers at public details/events and If you’d like more information on our volunteer programs,
assisting in various capacities throughout the department, these please call Officer Chris Rasmussen at 650-780-7104 or
young Cadets develop new leadership skills and explore many email <crasmussen@redwoodcity.org>.

Three Basic Steps for the Safety of All
facets of public service. Cadets assist with all of Redwood
City’s major planned activities, including the annual 4th of July
Parade and fireworks display, the annual holiday Toy Drive,
and numerous other community details/events. In addition Redwood Shores is one of the Bay Area’s safest communities,
to their volunteer efforts, Cadets train year-round for their but we all need to take an active role in watching out for each
annual State Explorer Competition, where the team competes other and in doing our part to KEEP the Shores a safe place to
against groups from all around California in shooting, live. ree basic steps for everyone:
scenarios, and various leadership exercises. 1. lock up – don’t make it easy for those looking to steal.
e Volunteers In Police Service (V.I.P.S.) Program was 2. keep an eye out – around your home & while driving!
established in 2005. e purpose of the V.I.P.S. Program is 3. report issues – problems can’t be tracked if unreported.
to provide local community members aged 21-years and
older, fulfilling opportunities to use their skills and experience contact redwood city police department at 369-3333.
to assist the RCPD in providing a higher level of service. If it’s an emergency, you can always call 9-1-1 !
V.I.P.S. help the department strengthen its relationships with You can report a crime (including vehicle tampering) at
all segments of the community through community redwoodcity.org/departments/police-department/report-
organizing efforts, coordinating Neighborhood Watch crime-online.
meetings, and by assisting during small-scale and large-scale Telling neighbors about an incident is a good warning, but if

REAL ESTATE UPDATE
details/events. While the V.I.P.S. Program supplements the we want to track the issues, we need official reports. Do your
efforts of paid staff, it also serves as a means for residents to part to keep the Shores a SAFE place to live and work!
become familiar with the police department. Most
importantly, the V.I.P.S. Program creates opportunities for
individuals to attain personal satisfaction while performing
a valuable service for the community.
Volunteers are vital to the success of our community outreach e March results are in and so far, Redwood Shores is on
program. ese volunteers collectively put in thousands of course for a banner Spring real estate season. e average SOLD
hours each year to supplement community outreach programs price for March was $1,409,000 which is up 5.5% from
such as the Citizens Police Academy (Spanish and English), February and up 3.9% compared to March of 2016.
Neighborhood Watch meetings, Coffee with the Cops, the e average price per square foot continues to climb as well.
Parent Project, and numerous other events such as festivals, In Redwood Shores, the average price per square foot for
parades, school presentations and traffic control. March was $717 which is up from $683 in February and
All volunteers operate under the supervision of the $690 from March of 2016.
Community Policing Unit. We work together to prevent San Mateo County can also now boast the highest median
crime and solve problems. Community policing is at the home price by County in the entire state. According to CAR®
heart of the City’s official approach to public safety, going (the California Association of Realtors), the median home
beyond traditional policing to build a cooperative and price in the state is now $478,790. e lowest median home
mutually beneficial relationship between the police and the price is in Glenn County at $181,500. e highest median
community. e 40-member V.I.P.S. Program is home price is in San Mateo County at $1,352,000.
emblematic of this philosophy. (Update provided by Shores resident & real estate agent Jenny Rowe.)
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SUMMER REFRESHMENT RAIN DELAYED
A refreshing and filling drink for the coming summer months! by Harvey Radin
(Recipe contributed by Teena Arora.) Okay... April showers, May flowers. I get it. But still, dodging
mango lassi – a yogurt based shake with mango pulp. raindrops this time of year?
is delicious mango & yogurt shake is great for extinguishing Out back at our place, I’m
the fire in your mouth after eating spicy hot curries! gearing up for grilling, a cooking
skill I’ve been refining over time.
For me, it’s a science. In my
wildest imagination, I’m a Bobby
Flay. I’m in the zone, picturing in
my mind how I’m going to grill
steaks or chicken, shaking off the
rust after months of rain delays.
At the market, my wife and I evaluate steaks. Are they marbled
enough for grilling... Do I remember the exact spot on the
grill—that hot spot—for ideal searing... And the cooler areas
where I can grill smaller steaks without turning them into
charcoal... Do I remember after all those months of rain delays?
I’ve been checking the weather. ere’s a slight chance of
rain. But hey! A few sprinkles... no problem. So, out I go,
ingredients out back. Off goes the cover on our grill. I start it up.
2 cups plain yogurt ere ARE some clouds and they’re thickening as I’m
1 cup half and half waiting for the grill to reach the ideal temperature. I’m so
in the zone when my wife says the clouds are getting darker.
2 cups mango pulp (this can be purchased
“Do you think the weather forecast changed,” she asks. Not
at an Indian or ethnic grocery market)
with all that doppler radar they talk about during the
Pinch of cardamom powder weather report. It’s pretty accurate most of the time, isn’t it?
2 tsp sugar (optional)
But not tonight. Not when I hear the first drops of rain
8-10 ice cubes sizzling on top of the grill. Not a good sign. What would
Fresh mint leaves (optional / garnish) Bobby Flay do? He’d grill on, of course! I’m not about to
method back down. No way! Do I need a rain jacket, asks my wife.
In a blender, add yogurt, half and half, mango pulp, I don’t even wear a BBQ apron when I grill. Having one on,
cardamom powder, and sugar. Blend for half a minute. for some reason, takes me out of my grilling zone. at’s just
me and I’ve messed up lots of shirts being so stubborn.
Pour the beverage into four chilled glasses over ice (or add
ice to the previous step to crush it in with the smoothie). So I dodge raindrops and it’s not so bad. It’s a peaceful
evening. I get a little wet. But I stay in the zone. And those
Garnish with fresh mint twigs. Enjoy!
first grilled steaks of Spring? I’ll keep you in suspense.
Note: When in season, adding some fresh mango is nice! Email me if you’re curious how they turned out.
Chef Teena is a nationally recognized, award-winning
curator of cuisine that is robust in flavor, medicinal, After a career in corporate communication,
and often Indian inspired! She has over 25 years of Harvey Radin wrote books and articles
Culinary Education & Consulting experience and has about public opinion and PR. His articles
notably worked as a Chef Consultant at Stanford
University and a Chef Instructor at Whole Foods have been published in Business Insider,
Market Salud Cooking School. Currently, Chef Teena American Banker and regional news
offers cooking classes, corporate team-building events,
private in-home instruction, pop-up dinner tastings, media. He can be reached at:
personal chef services, and restaurant consulting. She is <hoastrategic@gmail.com>.
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.”
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From LYNN’s KITCHEN
(How a Connecticut Yankee embraced California Cuisine)
– Lynn Kathleen Adams
Hopefully you are all enjoying our wonderful spring weather!
Now is the time for gardening and planting your butterfly
garden flowers and herb gardens to enjoy later in the summer.
I think if I am careful, and continue to conserve as much
water as possible, I can still enjoy a few more flowers and
herbs than in the past, during our drought years. e cheesy breakfast casserole
Japanese Maples have all leafed out, and the birds, including
1 28 oz. bag of frozen O’Brien Hash Brown Potatoes
Mr. Robin Redbreast, are all enjoying bathing in the little
bird bath, much to the delight of my two Manx purr babies, 1 lb. Bacon, cut into pieces, fried and drained
who watch intently from the kitchen greenhouse window. 1 7 oz. can Diced Green Chilies, drained
3 Cups shredded cheddar cheese
My herb garden has been neglected for the past couple of
1 Dozen Eggs
years, so I am eager to clear out some of the weeds and other
curious plants that appear to have overtaken my thyme and 1 Cup Milk
sage. e rosemary plant seems indestructible, but the other 1 ½ Teaspoon Kosher Salt
herbs – marjoram, basil, oregano, etc. – have long ½ Teaspoon Dry Mustard
disappeared. We love tarragon, but it needs coaxing to grow. ¼ Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
(Perhaps it just needs me to leave it alone for awhile so it Chopped Green Scallions, for garnish
can grow, instead of constant snipping!)
Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with PAM or other cooking
May is always a delight because it affords the opportunity to spray. Pour the frozen potatoes into the prepared baking
celebrate Mother’s Day. For those of us with Moms who live dish, and top with the green chilies, bacon and cheese. Beat
far away, or are no longer with us, we can still celebrate with the eggs, milk, salt, pepper and dry mustard together in a
family and friends. is casserole is unbelievably easy to mixing bowl, and pour it over the potato mixture.
make – it is literally almost “thrown together”. It’s easiest if
You can prepare the casserole the night before, and leave it
you prepare it the night before serving, but can also be made
(covered) in the refrigerator until the next morning. Let it
early in the morning – it just takes a little longer to bake
sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes or so, before
because the hash brown potatoes have not quite thawed!
popping it into a preheated 375 degree oven.
is goes nicely with warm buttery croissants and/or a
Bake the casserole for approximately 45 minutes or until the
colorful fruit salad (melon and some assorted seasonal
edges are brown and the center is firm.
berries), freshly squeezed orange juice and steaming hot
coffee. You’ll have energy for working in the garden or Sprinkle with chopped green scallions if you wish for some
taking a leisurely walk around our beautiful Redwood added color before serving. Serves 6 – 8. Enjoy!
Shores community. (Lynn has been an RSCA Board member since 1994.)

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Belmont Redwood Shores Rotary
Club is on a Mission to Help Children
Each year the Belmont Redwood Shores Rotary Club, under
their “Gretchen Ross Teacher Mini Grants” program, provides
$500 grants to local school teachers in our communities. ese by Monique Seibel
grants allow the teachers to purchase supplies or teaching aids roughout the week preceding the March 25th
for their students that are not covered by the school districts. tournament, hopes for playable courts rose and fell in
Last year, one of the recipients was Carlmont High School tandem with the alternating days of sun and rain. Although
Teacher Kelly Redmon, who used her grant to purchase it poured on March 24th, the next day dawned sunny and
summer reading books for their “at risk” population. e entire perfect—but not soon enough to dry the courts. Due to
Carlmont High School community read the novel “Ready wet surfaces with unmanageably large puddles, the
Player One” by Ernest Cline for their 2016 summer reading tournament had to be cancelled. With spirits
choice, and upon returning to school in the fall, the students “undampened,” however, participants gathered to have an
gathered on the football field together to discuss the novel. enjoyable evening social at the home of Lauri and Renato
is unique approach created many benefits to the students Floresca. Because the March 25th event coincided with the
beyond just reading. Clips from event can be viewed online at start of the Miami Open, the theme of the social was “A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hack3v84ci0. Cuban Fiesta.” e RSTC’s renowned cooks went to work
As well as local community service, Rotary is very involved in preparing pot luck dishes such as pork tenderloin, roasted
international community service, with our largest undertaking Caribbean root vegetables with lime-garlic sauce, black
to date being the elimination of Polio worldwide. With two beans, rice, two kinds of flan, and arroz con leche, a Cuban
countries left to be declared Polio free, we have almost reached rice pudding flavored with key lime and spices.
our goal. Humanitarian service is another aspect of Rotary,
and last month as a memoriam to one of our members, Renato
Piombi, we donated $500 to Rotaplast International. is
organization was conceived by San Francisco Rotary and
provides surgeries for cleft palate, facial disfigurations, dental
surgery for children in many countries throughout the world.
Rotaplast
International
Donna-Lee
Rubin Young,
a San Francisco
Rotarian, was
on hand to
receive our gift. Great news for Shores tennis players: the court renovations
Prior to her at Shorebird Park are finally finished! e completion date
position as for the Dolphin Park courts is still uncertain.
CEO, Donna- Upcoming events include an open play on May 13th and the
Lee had, for monthly tournament on May 20th. e tournament format
many years, been a Director of Rotaplast and had worked with will be men’s doubles and women’s doubles. You must be a
Renato Piombi who was also a Rotaplast Board Member. member to play. For more information about the club, or
Membership in Rotary is open to anyone to join, visit www.rstc.org. If you would like to improve
regardless of race, gender, religion or creed. your game, no matter what level, you’re welcome to contact
If you would like to know more about us, Renato, who is a certified tennis pro. You can email him at
please feel free to join us at any of our <renatofloresca@gmail.com>.
regular lunches. Belmont Redwood
Shores Rotary meets every Monday at e
Van’s Restaurant, 815 Belmont Ave, or
visit belmontrotary.org.

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summer (like childcare, gardening, pet sitting, etc.), email
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E ND N OTES : S O M ANY R EASONS
Redwood Shores is a GREAT place to live and work! 2017 EGGstravaganza Highlights
We have over 5,300 homes and 600 businesses, and a
population of approximately 14,000!
Your Redwood Shores Community Association (RSCA)
has been an advocate, resource, and community builder for
all who live and work here for over 45 years! We often ask
neighbors and event attendees if they’re members and are
surprised to find so many who aren’t. We realize, of course,
that everyone is very busy and that there are so many things
we “have to” do in everyday life, so sometimes the “get to”
items are overlooked.
RSCA provides so many “get to” opportunities. RSCA
does the Advocating, Building, Communicating,
Designing, Event Planning, and so much more, for the
Shores community, so that you and your family GET TO live
in such a beautiful, quiet, friendly, prosperous community.
e 2017 Shores EGGstravaganza was a great example of
community building put together on a shoe string. e egg
hunt is a quick and delightful annual ritual at Marlin Park.
Visits with the Bunny and local safety personnel are an
added bonus! e setup and diligence asking kids (and
parents) to WAIT for the start, and to limit to only SIx eggs
each is a monumental task for volunteers. Capturing photos
of excited faces and smiles is priceless. A few photos are
printed here, and a slideshow is available on our website at
rsca.org/thanks-to-everybody-for-eggstravaganza-2017.
You can also access the slideshow via our Facebook page,
(search for Redwood Shores Community Association) and
you can share your pictures from the event too!
If you enjoyed the EGGstravaganza, or live anywhere in
Redwood Shores, we ask you to please become a Member.
to become a member, send your check for $45.00 to:
redwood shores community association
274 redwood shores pkwy, pmb #603
redwood shores, ca 94065-1173
(Please include your name, address, phone number & email.)
All residents are encouraged to Join our email list
to be kept aware of news between monthly issues of e
PILOT. Go to our website 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.
You’ll find a copy of our Privacy Policy that you can read
before completing your registration. (You may also want to
sign up for NextDoor for more frequent updates from neighbors.)
ere are so many reasons to be a member, we hope you’ll
pick a few and sign up now!
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Dear Neighbors,

IT’S A SELLER’S MARKET
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Only 7 new property listings in March. Average days on the
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Happy Spring!

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