Join Your Neighbors for

Shores Levee Cleanup
Calendar of RSCA Events
Saturday, August 26 th
We hope you will join us at Shores events!
Sounds of the Shores Summer Concert
Sunday, August 13th from 5 - 7pm @ Marlin Park
Since 1999, the Redwood Shores Community Association
The Shanks (Classic Rock)
has organized our Annual Levee Cleanup to beautify miles
Waffle Amore Food Truck will be on site.
of levee surrounding the Shores. Again this year we need
(See Page 4 for additional details.)
your help to clean up the Shores.

Annual Levee Cleanup
e Levee Cleanup is a fun community event. Volunteers
work in groups and are assigned cleanup areas with a map
to guide them. Children, adults and seniors are all welcome Saturday, August 26th at 8am - 12noon
and encouraged to get involved in this event. Each group Breakfast & lunch for community helpers!
can handle their area at their own pace; everyone helps to Cleanup materials and area maps provided.
keep these beautiful levees debris-free. And the more help Wear sturdy shoes & sunscreen!

Halloween Walk @ Marlin Park
we have the quicker the work goes!
Meet at: Mariner Park, Redwood Shores, CA 94065
(Bridge Parkway at Tiller Lane) Saturday, October 28th at 1pm
8:00am Coffee, tea, juice and bagels
8:30am Clean Up the Shores Santa Visits the Shores Library
11:30am Picnic Lunch in the Park Sunday, December 10th at 1 - 3pm

Light Up the Shores Contest
(qualifies for Community Service)

Photos due by Monday, December 18th at 7pm,
Take advantage of a great opportunity for Redwood City
residents (and friends) to enjoy a beautiful summer morning
and the charm of our shoreline, including incredible views stay tuned for additional details!

You can always find more information about these
of the bay and local wildlife.

and other community events on our web site at
Please join us and wear sturdy walking shoes. Maps,
trash grabbers, gloves and bags will be provided. You may
need to wear a hat and don’t forget your sunscreen!
Breakfast and lunch are on us! As a small “thank you” to our RSCA.org
volunteers, the meals are partially sponsored by our friends
at the San Mateo Credit Union.

Recology Inc. provides the recycling and trash bins. Each
year large amounts of trash are picked from the Shores levees
by our volunteers and removed by Recology free of charge.
You CAN make a difference!
For more information about this event, please visit our web site
RSCA.org, or email Nina Boire at <NinaBoire@rsca.org>.
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END OF SUMMER HAPPENINGS IN RWS
Please make time to help keep our shared resources clean and
safe for all to enjoy. Our parks, trails, playgrounds and lagoons
should be free of litter. Pay attention to traffic, roadway
hazards and your speed on all roadways. neighborhood watch
information will be available in september. ank you for
making the Shores a GREAT place to LIVE and WORK. If you
are interested in local volunteer projects or events, or have not yet
becoMe a MeMber of RSCA, email us at <info@rsca.org>.
Warmer weather and e Cocktail Monkeys drew a large crowd
at Marlin Park on Sunday, July 9th! Renee and the guys put on a
great show with exciting music, perfect vocal harmony, and Marine Parkway Spot Repair Project
camaraderie. e combination of popular Rock, Pop and R&B In June, the City of Redwood City approved a contract to move
songs made for a very fun evening. e Meat Locker food truck forward with the Redwood Shores Marine Parkway Spot Repair
was on site to provide tasty dinner options. Project. Roadway pavement deteriorates over time due to
exposure to the elements and traffic loads. Regular pavement
maintenance and repairs are necessary to maintain a pavement
in good condition and to extend the useful life of the roadway.
Marine Parkway in Redwood Shores serves as a major connector
between various residential neighborhoods and business areas,
and connects to Highway 101. Sections of pavement along
Marine Parkway have deteriorated and are in need of repair in
order to maintain the condition and safety of the roadway, and
to avoid further deterioration and more extensive repairs.
Segment 1 is near the Oracle Lagoon and Twin Dolphin Drive.
Segment 2 is from Bridge to Indian Creek Garden Apartments.
is project will remove and replace deteriorated sections of
pavement on Marine Parkway to provide an improved
pavement condition and extend the useful life of the pavement.
is project is consistent with the city’s objective to maintain
a good city-wide pavement condition index.
Construction of the Marine Parkway Spot Repair Project is
anticipated to begin as early as mid-August. Notification of the
proposed work will be distributed to surrounding residents and
business owners in advance of the start of work. Large message
boards will be placed on site in advance of the start of the work
to notify motorists.

e third, and final, Sounds of the Shores concert will be sunday,
august 13th from 5 - 7pm at Marlin Park. e Shanks are a
premier classic rock cover band in the SF Bay Area. Recently
honored as winners, and twice previously as runners-up, of the
KFOX 98.5 "Last Band Standing" competition hosted by Greg
Kihn; the competition seeks to identify the best cover bands in
the SF Bay Area. In addition to the concert, there will be a
redwood city sesquicentennial celebration with themed
crafts, games, a rock climbing wall and food trucks! See you there!
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REDWOOD SHORES
COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
274 Redwood Shores Pkwy, PMB #603
Redwood Shores, CA 94065 - 1173
www.RSCA.org | info@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:
august 10th, 2017
• Community Cleanup Efforts: 8/26/17............Page 1

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN REVIEW BOARD (non-HOA areas):
• Calendar of RSCA Events............................... Page 1
• Sounds of the Shores: 8/13/17 ....................... Page 4
Jim Cvengros Carol Ford Sue Nix
For CC&R copies & information, email <ADB@rsca.org> • Marine Parkway Spot Repair Project............... Page 4
• From the Mayor / Redwood City Trivia.......... Page 6
• San Mateo County History Museum Events..... Page 6
• At Home in the Shores: Smart Technology......Page 8
DEADLINES for e PILOT • Carlmont Arts Council Gala: 9/23/17............ Page 8
e deadline for space reservation is normally the end of the • It’s Elementary School Update...................... Page 10
first week of each month for the following month’s issue.
• Paper Making & Cyanotype Events.............. Page 10
Please email <ThePILOT@rsca.org> for a precise schedule.
• Library Events in August...............................Page 15
PUBLISHER: Redwood Shores Community Association
• Curry Chic Pizza for the Grill....................... Page 15
e PILOT is the official monthly publication of
the Redwood Shores Community Association. • St. Mark’s Corner: Dogma Days of Summer....Page 16
CIRCULATION: 6,000 Shores Households & Businesses • Lynn’s Kitchen: Panna Cotta & Strawberries.... Page 16
Opinions published in e Pilot are solely those of the • Classified Ads................................................Page 17
authors and not the expressions of RSCA unless so officially • Redwood Shores Tennis Club....................... Page 18
and expressly designated.
• Consumption Metrics: Chew Rate................Page 18
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FROM THE M AYOR REDWOOD CITY TRIVIA
“Welcome back to the Shores!” I was greeted with that In celebration of Redwood City’s
salutation by one of my favorite restaurateurs recently as my Sesquicentennial, I am going to post a
wife and I have moved back to the Shores. Having lived in monthly trivia question about Redwood
four distinct neighborhoods in Redwood City (Farm Hill, City. e first person to email the correct
near downtown, Woodside Plaza and Redwood Shores), answer to <jseybert@redwoodcity.org>
I have been asked “which area do you like best?” e truth will be recognized in the following
is, I love them all for very different reasons. Each one has month’s PILOT and win a small prize
things that are unique and different that makes it stand out (you may only win one time).
without taking away from any of the others. e diversity
congratulations to alice P. and dan n. the winners of the
of neighborhoods is one of the things that I love so much Originally positioned in Atlantic CityI
July trivia question. Yes, for the second month in a row
about Redwood City, and I think it is often overlooked.
learned there could be two right answers to the trivia question:
So, what do I love about the Shores?
Redwood City once had an airport that claimed touch downs by
e proximity to the water and the opportunity to experience both Amelia Earhart and Eddie Rickenbacher. What was the
the diverse eco-system that it holds. I grew up in the forest, name of this airport?
not far from the ocean, and I have always loved being near
Dan N. correctly guessed lynch field (my original answer)
the water. Whether small rivers, open-ocean, or the sloughs
and Alice P. correctly guessed sanders/redwood city
of the bay, it is a relaxing and beautiful environment.
airport. My brief search on the internet shows that this was
e availability of neighborhood retail and restaurants. Food the same airport and I am awarding both of them the prize.
and wine is a hobby I’m passionate about and the Shores Great work! Here is this month’s trivia question:
provides its residents the chance to dine out at some fun and
What was Redwood City’s population
excellent establishments. It also has convenient neighborhood
according to the 1880 census (+/- 5)?
shopping that meets the needs of this home chef.
e planning of Redwood Shores, thanks in large part to
one of the “founders”, Don Warren, boasts some of the best San Mateo County History Museum Events
parks and walking paths in Redwood City. We are fortunate Celebrating its “Victorian Days at the
to live in a community that includes a high density of open Old Courthouse,” the San Mateo
space areas for us to enjoy. I love the pedestrian friendly County History Museum continues its
nature of the many small streets and main thoroughfares. FREE walking tours in August. Visit
e community involvement of the residents of the Shores. historic downtowns, cemeteries,
e RSCA, RSOA, various HOAs, and school groups are military sites, churches, train stations,
prime examples of the way people in the Shores care about stables and local museums. Tours are
and get involved in their community. Whether it is traffic, scheduled in Burlingame, San Bruno,
schools, public safety, the environment, or a number of Colma, South San Francisco, Redwood
other issues, people in the Shores have unique concerns City, San Mateo, and Pescadero.
about their community and I appreciate the questions and More details are available at historysmc.org or 650-299-0104.
feedback I receive from people and groups in the Shores. e Victorian days at the old courthouse takes place
e Shores is a beautiful and unique area and my wife and saturday, august 13 from 11am until 3 pm at the San Mateo
I are excited to be back. County History Museum, housed within the County’s historic
Coming up, Climate Magazine Courthouse at 2200 Broadway in Redwood City. e event
(climaterwc.com) is doing a feature will include craft activities for children such as Victorian toys
article on the Shores and will and hats. ere will be a Victorian Tea served in historic
announce a unique opportunity to Courtroom A. It will feature reenactors playing local Victorian
meet Don Warren and hear him speak. millionaires who will highlight fashions from the era. FREE
Make sure you pick up a copy of that admission to the museum. e Victorian Tea costs $5 for
publication and attend the event. adults and $3 for youngsters. For reservations for the Tea call
Mayor John Seybert, or reserve online. Victorian Days at the Old Courthouse is
City of Redwood City sponsored by Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation.

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Smart Technology to Outfit Your Home
is month, I invited my husband Andrew, who loves technology,
to write an article about smart technology for the home.
e right technology can make your life more comfortable,
save you time, and keep you safe. Good technology blends
into, and even enhances, your everyday routines. Here are
four technologies to consider:
1. Voice-controlled assistants
Talk naturally, across the room, to these wifi-enabled devices
and they’ll respond. My most common questions and
requests are: “What’s the weather today?,” “Play classical music
on Pandora,” “Set a timer for 5 minutes,” “Play Jeopardy,” and
“Turn off the bedroom light.” You’ll find yourself, and your
whole family, using these home assistants multiple times a
day. We have an Amazon Echo in the living room and an
Amazon Echo Dot in the bedroom. Both Google and Apple
have their own home assistant products as well.
2. smart Plugs and lighting
You can buy a wifi-enabled smart plug that sits between any e Amazon Echo is a voice-activated device that plays music, tells
you the weather, and turns on/off the lights: www.amazon.com.
light or appliances you want to control and the electrical
outlet in your wall. Or, you can buy wifi-enabled light bulbs. If you’re interested in these products, I’ve created an Amazon
en, you can use your voice-controlled assistant or your wishlist so that you can review additional product details
smartphone to turn things on and off. When you’re traveling, and read user reviews online: http://a.co/a14XPzn.
you can schedule the plugged-in lights to randomly turn on
and off to make it look like you’re still at home.
Liza Riguerra is a technology professional
3. home security turned award-winning interior designer
Home security experts suggest you first do all of the basics: who lives in Redwood Shores. Connect
locking your doors and windows and installing motion- with her on Houzz, LinkedIn or Twitter.
activated lights. en if you want to take a step further,
consider indoor or outdoor security cameras. ere are a lot
of choices. e most affordable option is to install realistic
decoy cameras for $10 a piece as a deterrent. Alternatively, you
can get real cameras, that have capabilities such as motion or Carlmont Arts Council Gala
infrared (body heat) activation, night vision to capture videos
in the dark, and cameras that store videos on the internet via
Save the Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017
your wifi network. We have the Arlo Pro system with three Pre-event wine & beer tasting with appetizers at
wireless cameras mounted outside our home, pointing at each Waterdog Tavern with premium seat tickets,
major entrance. ey were very easy to set up and come with sophisticated desserts at the venue, and performances
seven days of free cloud storage for videos. by all the performing arts programs at Carlmont
4. Personal cleansing in the bathroom High School. All proceeds go to support the state-
Two neighbors of ours rave about their bidet toilet seats. is of-the art Performing Arts Center’s operational and
seat fits on top of your existing toilet and connects to your facilities costs. Please join us for another smashing
existing water source. You can get heated seats, spray washing fun time! Tickets available starting August 1st at
with warm water to stay clean, and hands-free operation. We www.carlmontperformingarts.com.
don’t have one, but I can see how it would be appealing.
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I T ’ S E LEMENTARY sources of revenue, like donations to our education foundation
and the parcel tax, are so important to securing a quality
education for the children in our community.
I hope that your summer is going well. Here at the school
ank you for supporting our schools!
district, our summer is wrapping up as we prepare for the
start of school on wednesday, august 23. Our enrollment is Looking ahead, please save the date
increasing slightly to 4,325 students in grades TK to 8, though for sunday, october 1st, when our
our incoming kindergarten class is smaller than last year’s. is foundation SchoolForce will host its
is unusual for us because our kindergarten cohorts have grown annual SAVE THE MUSIC event at Twin
consistently for over a decade. Additionally, this year both Pines Park in Belmont. We hope to see
Sandpiper and Redwood Shores Elementary will have you there!
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) classes, which is a relatively new Michael Milliken, Ph.D.
program for students who historically have been our youngest, BRSSD Superintendent
turning 5 years of age between September 2 and December 2.
actiVity at our schools
As you may recall, we are expanding the facility at Sandpiper, in Paper Making with Jamila Rufaro
partnership with Redwood City, to offer grades 6-8 locally in
In this fun and informative workshop, participants will create
the Shores. is year, Sandpiper will have a 6th grade class of 53
sheets of paper from cotton fibers and recycled materials. In
students. We have also added an assistant principal at the school
addition to the basic technique of using a deckle and moulds to
to support the expansion. Unfortunately, construction has gone
make paper, you’ll learn how to add inclusions like flowers, plants
slowly, and the new building is expected to open after
and thread into your paper to give it a more interesting look.
anksgiving, later than the August opening for which we had
You’ll also learn different ways to dry your paper. Participants will
originally planned. e good news is that we will be able to start
take home several sheets of handmade paper that can be used for
school without any significant programmatic compromises, we
cards, scrapbooking, drawing, painting, bookmaking, and more!
have complied with both the City’s and State’s regulatory
expectations, we have upgraded the foundation pad to ensure Paper making requires lots of water--wear clothing that you won’t
the 2-story building’s stability, and we will have dual piping to mind getting wet. At the end of the class some papers may still
use recycled water when it is made available to the site. be wet. If you would like to take your damp papers home please
bring a cookie sheet or a flat bottomed plastic tub at least 6 by 8
As for Redwood Shores Elementary, it has hosted a number of
inches for transport. Papers that are left behind will be collected
summer activities, including our Extended School Year
and donated to Artist Brian Taylor for use in his new site specific
program for about 40 students receiving special services, a
commission for Redwood City’s Sesquicentennial year.
summer camp, and a Peninsula Youth Orchestra program.
Principal Annie Cahoon had a successful first year, and we have ursday, august 24th @ 1 - 3pm, redwood shores library
great plans for 2017-18.
curriculuM
Cyanotype with Erin Ashford
Join us to learn one of the oldest photo-graphic processes, Cyanotype!
is year we will be focusing on promoting a capacity for
innovation among our students, and one of the primary ways Cyanotype is an alternative photographic process that requires
that we plan to do this is through the new science standards, treated paper, objects of your choice, direct sun, water to develop
nationally known as the Next Generation Science Standards. the cyan-blue print and YOU! In this hands-on workshop, you
We’re excited about this work, and we’ll keep you informed of will explore the conceptual ins-and-outs of this 174-year-old
our progress over the course of the year. process once used for copying architectural drawings and
illustrating botanicals. e monochromatic prints are made using
budget
a substrate that can handle being treated with a solution of iron
State funding for education is relatively flat, and our costs are
compounds, rinsed in a water bath and exposed using UV light
growing faster than our revenues. e state legislature passed a
or direct sun. We provide all the materials you’ll need but
bill requiring all school districts to increase staff retirement
recommend bringing a few objects to make your own unique
contributions by nearly 2% a year from 2014 to 2020. e
impressions. We provide a brief history of cyanotypes, a
school district’s overall cost increases for next year are above 5%.
demonstration of the process and guidance in creating your own
In contrast, the state’s cost of living adjustment (COLA) for
unique works. Each participant will receive 3 sheets of 5x7 treated
public school districts is an increase of 1.57%. is gap between
paper, gloves and sample objects. Once your cyanotype pigment
expenditures and revenues eats into our reserve substantially over
has set, you are welcome to leave your cyanotypes to fully dry or
the next three years, even after making reductions in contracts,
bring something to carry the wet paper home. At the end of the
instructional materials, and technology. Sadly, California’s
workshop, we ask that you donate one cyanotype for use in a new
education funding has yet to return to 2007-08 levels (adjusted
artwork celebrating Redwood City in our Sesquicentennial year.
for inflation). e shortfall between the state’s “target” level of
funding for our school district and what we’ll receive this year is ursday, august 10th @ 1 - 3pm, redwood shores library
approximately $1 million, or $230/student. is is why local To sign up, go to: https://www.volunteersignup.org/ralce
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The Gable Team
Naomi and Maureen Gable
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is sun-lit and has an updated kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, newer double paned windows, sliders and
many other seller upgrades throughout. Meticulously maintained you will love the patio with gate that leads you directly onto the rustic
landscape where you can enjoy the views and serene setting. Nestled in the hills of San Carlos this complex offers beautiful pools, a
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Curry Chic Paneer Masala Veggie and
Pineapple Pizza for the Grill
by Teena Arora
Grilling is fun for summertime and who doesn’t like pizza?!
Here’s a tasty option for you to try!
ingredients
pizza dough
1/2-1 cup marinara sauce
14 oz nanak paneer (Indian farmer's cheese),
cut lengthwise into 4 slices
2 bell peppers, green and red, stem removed and cut in half
1 small to medium sized red onion cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/2 pineapple, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
1/2 cup artichoke leaves
2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 tbsp coriander powder
2 tbsp curry powder
1/4 cup fresh whole garlic cloves
1/2 cup olive oil
directions
Cut vegetables, paneer, and pineapple to specified sizes. In a
mini food processor, combine garlic cloves and 1/4 cup olive
oil. Pulse until garlic is finely chopped. Rub garlic and oil
mixture on vegetables and pineapple.
Assemble all other spices to create a marinade for the paneer.
Combine cumin powder, salt, black pepper, coriander powder
and curry powder in a bowl and mix. en, rub the spice blend
onto the paneer.
Brush hot grill with the remaining 1/4 cup of the olive oil. Place
vegetables, pineapple and paneer on the grill. Cook until al
dente with grill marks. Should take 2 to 3 minutes to cook on
each side. Remove from grill.
Cut toppings into cubed pieces. Layer pizza dough with marinara
sauce, then vegetables, paneer and pineapple. Cook on the grill
for approximately 10 minutes or until the crust is crisp and dough
is cooked. Note: Make sure to cover the grill with the lid.
Cut pizza into strips, three strips per appetizer portion. Plate
pizza bites in the center. Garnish platter with a dollop of the
remaining marinara sauce on both ends.
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.”

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From LYNN’s KITCHEN St. Mark’s Corner
e Dogma Days of Summer
(How a Connecticut Yankee embraced California Cuisine)
By Richard Watkins
– Lynn Kathleen Adams Now that we are in August, with the start of the new school year
hot august nights right around the corner and summer coming into the homestretch,
When our summer weather turns hot and the evenings are still many people will be looking to take that one last trip to somewhere
warm, it seems our appetites languish. is is a wonderful time for other than where they are. Call it a vacation, a get-away, a trip, or
a light salad with fresh grilled vegetables, stone fruit or a small piece just plain traveling, many folks will spend anywhere from a weekend
of grilled salmon or grilled chicken breast. By eating lightly, there to a couple of weeks away. Away from work; away from home; and
is room for a scrumptious, soothing dessert. ere is nothing better away from church. Let’s face it. For many, going to church is as much
than a cool panna cotta to finish off a summer meal. I fell in love of an obligation as working or going to school. So when it comes
with panna cotta the very first time I tried it, and always look for it time to “go away” and take a break from the job or from school,
on the menu when we are dining out. Panna cotta means “cooked they also equate it as a time to take a break from going to church.
cream” and was originally from the Northern Italian region of Wouldn’t it be great, though, if there were churches in the cities to
Piemonte. e desserts are softly set and creamy, and are perfect for which people were traveling? I’m sure if any Christian knew there
a dinner party or special dessert because they can be made ahead of was a church within a few miles of Disneyland, they would make
time and kept refrigerated until ready to serve. the effort to go, right? Well actually, the number of churches in the
ere are so many creative variations to flavor the dessert - this recipe greater Disneyland area is almost equivalent to the number of rides
uses balsamic flavored strawberries as an accompaniment, but you the park has to offer! Would that be enough to spend an hour or so
can use fresh raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and even other with the Lord before an entire day with Mickey, Donald and Goofy?
ripe stone fruits, such as cherries, peaches or apricots – just remove ough not much thought is given to it, wherever one decides to
the pits and peels if necessary and slice them into bite-sizes pieces. vacation, there is at least one, if not multiple Churches nearby.
For example (for Catholics specifically), there are three Churches
Panna cotta with balsaMic strawberries
in Honolulu near Waikiki Beach; and that’s just near the beach.
½ Packet (1 teaspoon) unflavored Gelatin Powder ere is El Cristo Rey Catholic Church near the Grand Canyon.
1 ½ Tablespoons Cold Water ere is Our Lady of the Pines Church, Church of St. Anthony
1 ½ Cups Heavy Cream and St. William Church near Yellowstone. ere is a veritable
1 Cup Plain Whole Milk Yogurt jackpot of Churches in Las Vegas. Elect to go to St. Patrick’s
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract Cathedral, St. Stephen-Martyr Church or Cathedral of St. Matthew
½ Vanilla Bean, split and seeds scraped the Apostle in Washington, D.C. Mix your Rosary beads with
1/3 Cup Sugar, plus 1 Tablespoon your Mardi Gras beads at any one of the 15+ Catholic Churches
2 Pints (4 Cups) Sliced Fresh Strawberries in the French Quarter. Or get your “Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!” on
2 ½ Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Augustine Catholic Church or
St. Cecilia's Church all within Elvis haunting distance of Graceland.
1 Tablespoon Sugar
¼ Teaspoon Freshly Grated Black Pepper In fact, the city/county of San Francisco alone has 46 Catholic
Churches. However, the San Francisco Archdiocese doesn’t just
Freshly Grated Lemon Zest, for serving
include San Francisco, but San Mateo and Marin Counties as well
In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin on 1 ½ Tablespoons of cold and all the churches therein. ere are more than 640 archdioceses
water. Stir, and set aside for 10 minute to allow gelatin to dissolve. and 2,206 dioceses worldwide, so there is bound to be a Church
In a medium bowl, whisk together ¾ of the Heavy Cream, the wherever you may be, whenever you may be there.
yogurt, vanilla extract, and vanilla bean seeds. Heat the remaining Could it be that there was a divine plan for it to be that way?
¾ Cup of Heavy Cream and the 1/3 Cup of Sugar in a small Every town in which St. Paul stopped along his travels, he established
saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from a church so that when Christians would travel from town to town,
heat, and add the softened gelatin to the hot cream mixture, and stir be it for business or to visit relatives or whatever, there would be
to combine. Pour into 4 (6 - 8 ounce) ramekins or custard cups and church for them to attend. When St. Junipero Serra established his
refrigerate uncovered until cold. When the panna cottas are chain of 21 missions along the El Camino Real, it was for the precise
thoroughly chilled, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. purposes of having a place for travelers to pray and worship as they
Combine the sliced strawberries, balsamic vinegar, 1 Tablespoon made their way up and down California.
Sugar, and ground pepper 30 - 45 minutes before serving. Set A summer ago, my family and I spent some time in the Monterey
aside at room temperature. area. In preparation of my oldest son starting 4th grade and studying
To serve, run a small knife around each dessert in the ramekin, the missions, we took a side trip to Mission Carmel to explore. A
and dip the ramekin QUICKLY into a bowl of hot tap water. bonus of the trip was being able to attend a Mass celebrated in the
Invert each ramekin onto a pretty dessert plate, and surround the Mission’s Blessed Sacrament Chapel. And it wasn’t even a Sunday;
panna cotta with the strawberries. Dust tops of panna cotta lightly we just went anyway. Can you imagine? It was as if St. Junipero
with freshly grated lemon zest, and serve. Makes 4 Servings. Serra built that mission just for us. Which, in a way, he did.
(Lynn has been an RSCA Board member since 1994.) If your friends or family visit this summer (or fall or winter or
whenever), and they’re in the need of some “down home religion”,
bring them by St. Mark Catholic Church. We might not be their
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CONSUMPTION METRICS...
CHEW RATE
by Irene Muzio by Harvey Radin
Even though it was still four days before the official start of Hmmm... Haven’t seen goats
summer, the day of the June tournament was as hot as feasting on the bumper crop of
summer gets here in the Bay Area. e mixed scramble weeds and other foliage growing
format matched the players with various partners and wild along levee trails. ere was
opponents as well as courts. Everyone enjoyed the newly a whole herd munching with
renovated Shorebird and Quay courts. is was the first time abandon about this time last
the club played on the new Quay courts, which boast an year, like a crowd of diners at an all-you-can eat buffet.
open two-court space surrounded After our record, soggy winter and many warm, summer days
by new fencing. Despite the hot spurring the growth of wild foliage, I began to wonder if the
weather, players enjoyed five or six goats would be back for an encore. So I checked out the levee
rounds of tennis and sought out trail, but didn’t see the herd. ere was, however, some really
the shade for between-rounds nifty equipment mowing wild foliage, a combination tractor
recovery. Evelyn Sell earned first and mower, and it was trimming weeds even in rough terrain,
place in the women’s division. in those hard-to-reach, rutty, rocky places.
Second place had three women
at’s okay when there’s a range of options for clearing wild
tied, with Ruth Waters emerging
vegetation, either a herd of goats or mowing equipment. But
the winner. Valery Soloviev took
I wondered how the goats might have been informed about
first place on the men’s side and
the change in plans. Maybe the herd’s team leader -- a goat
John Jordan second place.
named Billy? -- stops by for a chat with the boss. And maybe
e theme for the evening social at Jay and Irene Muzio’s the boss says something like...
home was “Nothing but Noodles.” Members rose to the
Billy, your team crushed it last year! Outstanding numbers!
challenge of thinking beyond the obvious and considering
I’m sure you’ve seen the spreadsheets and flow charts. Your
noodles from all cultures. e resulting meal was a
team’s consumption metrics, its chew rate, exceeded prior-
combination of Italian, Indian, Chinese, Jewish and Japanese year chew by 15%. You left everyone in your dust. With
dishes. e most creative interpretation of the theme was a numbers like that, doubling your territory was on our
chocolate cake with “RSTC” written in noodles on top. All drawing board. Goat power, my friend, that’s our mantra
of this was enjoyed outdoors in the warm evening air. as you well know.
As is always the case, the success of the tournament and But you know what they say, that the only thing that is
social is the result of the work and generosity of Redwood constant is change. Didn’t the Greek philosopher Heraclitus
Shores members. anks go to John Hogan for creating the mention that? Well, that’s the challenge for us right now,
difficult Billy. ere are some headwinds this year, but no worries.
draw and We’re laser focused on what we need to do going forward.
Barb We’re pedal to the metal, I can assure you. So stay focused
Urrutia for and goal-oriented. Keep everyone fired up. Make sure your
bringing teammates never lose their appetite for this business.
snacks and By the way, Billy. How’s your 401k? Is
plenty of your resume up to date? Just asking!
cold drinks
After a career in corporate communication,
to the
Harvey Radin wrote books and articles
courts. about public opinion and PR. His articles
Upcoming events are the open play on August 6 and the have been published in Business Insider,
tournament on August 13; the latter features the annual American Banker and regional news
barbecue in the park immediately after the event. You must be media. He can be reached at:
a member to play. For more information, visit www.rstc.org. <hoastrategic@gmail.com>.
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