Volume 42 Number 6

Redwood Shores Community Association

Each year, the City of Redwood City implements projects as part of its Sanitary Sewer Improvement Program. These projects are designed to improve safety, provide maintenance, and enhance operational efficiency and reliability of the community’s sewer infrastructure and service. This year, the City expects to have its contractor start work on improving or refurbishing 14 pump stations in Redwood Shores. The work will take place from June through August of this year, and the City wanted to be sure that the Redwood Shores Community are well aware of the work that’ll be going on. Sewer service will not be interrupted during of the construction period, and access to driveways and properties will be maintained at all times for residents, businesses, and emergency services. The City is requiring the contractor to minimize the impact of construction activity in the neighborhoods. However, as with any construction project of this scope, some inconveniences are unavoidable. Please expect periodic lane closures, detours, some dust, and temporary parking restrictions during construction (look for “No Parking” signs). All motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists are asked to be particularly cautious when near a construction area. Regular working hours for the project will be between 8 am and 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday. If necessary, and depending upon actual field conditions, work may be performed at other hours during holidays, off peak hours, at night, or on weekends as directed and approved by the City Engineer. The City will notify any neighbors who may be impacted by any changes in the work hours. Residents may feel free to contact Jimmy Tan of the City’s Community Development Department at (650) 780-7397 if there are questions or concerns regarding the construction.

RWC wishes to thank the Redwood Shores Community for their patience during construction. The end result will be a more stable, reliable, safe, and efficient sewer system.

RSCA Calendar 2012

June 2012

• Sunday – June 24th – Marlin Park 5-7pm Stealing 3rd (Rock) • Sunday – July 22nd – Marlin Park 5-7pm Jokers and Thieves (Rock/Soul) • Sunday – Aug. 12th – Marlin Park 5-7pm Bell Brothers (Country)

• Tuesday – Oct. 9th – RWS Library 6:30pm Community Meeting with RWC Police Chief

• Saturday – Sept. 8th – E-Recycling 10am - 2pm Redwood Shores Library

• Saturday – Aug. 25th – Levee Cleanup Mariner’s Park

Come and rock out to RSCA’s first concert of the season on June 24th. See info above for time and place. Stealing 3rd was formed in 2007 by Nieves and Muldoon. Nieves serves as lead singer and Master of Ceremonies, Excellent musicianship combines with fun and energetic dance music to make Stealing 3rd more than a band – it’s a party waiting to happen! Bring your lawnchairs, and your dancing shoes.

It’s a Party Waiting to Happen

See page 10 for a list of Class 2012 graduating from Sandpiper and RWS Elementary School

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270 Redwood Shores Parkway, PMB #205 Redwood Shores, CA 94065 - 1173 rsca.org

2012 Board PRESIDENT Harris Rogers....................................harris.rogers@comcast.net VICE PRESIDENT Sue Nix...............................................smn3333@gmail.com SECRETARY Lynn Adams........................................randladams@aol.com TREASURER Stephen Bellingham...........................sbellingham@apr.com PAST PRESIDENT Doug Crisman.......................................djcrisman@aol.com Lynn Adams Mayling Bellingham Stephen Bellinghan Nina Boire Doug Crisman Jim Cvengros BOARD MEMBERS Carol Ford Celli Frost Mike Mancusi Carol Mertens Sue Nix Jerry Patrick Harris Rogers Robert Schmidt Clemencia Rodriquez Michael Whatmore Andrew Young

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The Board of Directors meets promptly at 7pm, the third Thursday of each month at The Redwood Shores Library

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President’s Memo, Class of 2012 Pap Smear

Table of Contents

RWC Car Sharing Program Dog Greetings Longer Blooming Flowers

Letter to the Editor, RWC General Plan

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Importance Of Vitamin D, Forgiveness Science In Action Forgot To Call Petsitter RWC Music On The Square

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The opinions published in the Pilot are those of the authors and not the expressions of RSCA unless so officially designated.

THE PILOT is a monthly publication of the Redwood Shores Community Association (RSCA). Circulation: 6,000 Redwood Shores Households & Businesses

Pregnant With Backpain, Book Nook Lynn’s Kitchen, Wine Appreciation Library Schedule, RSTC, Museum Pass Program Students Toss, Tweak Or Keep, Radiant Skin

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Membership Reminder

If you haven’t yet joined RSCA for 2012 you probably received a reminder in the mail recently. If by chance you didn’t receive your reminder, or if you misplaced it, just fill in the information on the form at the bottom of this page, and mail it to us along with your check. Your $35 membership supports most of our community events like Eggstravaganza, the Halloween Walk, community meetings, and other Shores activities. Be a member, and help us keep the Shores a GREAT place to live and work. Redwood City’s new Chief of Police, J.R. Gamez, will be joining us on Tuesday, October 9th for a conversation with the Shores community about our law enforcement concerns. GET THIS DATE ON YOUR CALENDARS NOW! Tuesday, October 9th, 6:30pm at the RWS Library. Chief Gamez is an avid listener, and this will be a great opportunity to exchange information and have a dialog about issues that may seem unique to the Shores.

President’s Memo for May 2012

Meet RWC Police Chief October 9th

BIG Changes in our Summer Concerts!

In response to your many comments and suggestions, we are making some big changes this year in our summer Sounds of the Shores concerts in Marlin Park. First, all our concerts this year will be on SUNDAY afternoons. Second, we’ve moved the time up an hour to 5-7pm. This will hopefully keep us in the warm part of the afternoons before the sun starts to go down and the evenings starts to cool off. We believe these changes allow more people to attend and in a more enjoyable (i.e., “warmer”) time of the day.

Being a voter also increases the importance of the Shores with local government officials. They look closely at how many eligible voters actually vote, and the higher that percentage the more influence we have as a community. If you are 18 years old and a U.S. citizen, please make sure you are registered to vote. If you haven’t yet registered or need more information, go to www.shapethefuture.org where you can register on-line. You’ll also find information about the candidates and issues that will be on the November ballot. Also make the decision now whether you plan to vote by mail or go to the polls on election day, November 6th. If you are not already signed up for “Vote by Mail”, you can do that at the same web site, too. Whatever your politics, this promises to be an historic election, and you want to be part of it. BE A VOTER!

By the time you receive this month’s PILOT we are just past this year’s primary elections. But many expect a record number of voters to be a part of the national, state, and local elections this fall, Nov.6th. Shores residents are among the most civic-minded people in this local area. Being a voter is one of the most basic ways each of us exercise our most fundamental right to express our opinions about the politics of our nation, our state, and our local governance.

Be a VOTER !

We are trying to arrange a few other new things for our summer concerts. If you are on our email list we’ll let you know what’s happening about a week before each concert. If you want to be on our list, go to RSCA.org, on the web and under the “Feedback” tab, just click on the yellow “Join our email list” button.

by Harris Rogers

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“Making the Last Mile Connection”
A new car-share program in Redwood City is the first step in an innovative pilot project to reduce traffic congestion by providing an array of transit options for solo drivers. Zipcar, a national carsharing agency, will station three hybrid cars at Sequoia Station, a downtown transit hub served by Caltrain and SamTrans. The cars are a convenient option for transit commuters who want to run errands during the work day as well as for people who do not own a car.

Car-Share Program Launched in RWC

The program was launched on May 2, 2012. “Making the Last Mile Connection,” is a comprehensive program that includes improved opportunities for San Mateo County employees to telecommute and vanpools to connect employees and residents to the downtown area. A marketing campaign will help to get the word out about the program. The program is funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Bay Area’s regional transportation planning agency. Additional funds were contributed by SamTrans, the San Mateo County Transportation Authority and the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County.

This award is not only well-deserved recognition for the City staff, Planning Commission, and Council, but also for the entire community. It incorporates hundreds of ideas and comments from the people of Redwood City, who patiently followed the process, became engaged through innovative and unique community involvement activities, and helped to make this a living document,

This plan was several years in the making, a process that included countless hours of staff time, dozens of community workshops and input sessions, and numerous meetings of the Planning Commission and the City Council. The result is a remarkable document that will guide the City’s physical development over the next 20 years, and which now stands as a shining example to other cities of similar size, as to what a top-quality General Plan should be.

The General Plan is the blueprint for what Redwood City will be – it reflects the community’s values and guiding principles of today and creates a vision for the future of Redwood City.

This great honor comes from the American Planning Association’s Northern California Chapter, recognizing Redwood City’s “outstanding achievement in the planning field” and paying tribute to the City’s innovative plans, projects, and achievements.

Redwood City is proud to announce that its new General Plan, completed and approved in late 2010, has been named as the “Winner of the  2012 Comprehensive Planning Award - Small Jurisdiction.”

Redwood City’s General Plan is Award-Winning!

I read an article in the Pilot about citizens walking up to strangers and talking to them if there was something suspicious about them. Having spent 15 years seeing the ugly side of society I would have to warn people NOT to do this. If the person is up to no good they will not be pleased that someone has noticed them.

I have been a police officer for 15 years and moved to Redwood Shores a few years ago. One of the things I found most desirable was the fact that crime is low here and I felt my wife and kids would be safe.

Dear Editor

This often results in violence with the curious citizen on the losing end. I think people would be surprised on how many people are carrying knives and other illegal weapons on them. Rarely are these criminals UNARMED.

I appreciate that people want to keep our neighborhood safe and rid it of unsavory people, however if someone really rouses yours suspicions CALL THE POLICE, keep yourself safe and try to get a good description of the subject. By Anonymous, a Redwood Shores resident

with flexibility to adapt to future unknowns and opportunities, and which stands as the foundation for the continuing work of building a great community together. Redwood City’s General Plan is on line at www.redwoodcity.org/generalplan.

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Munyon Dermatology, in the Redwood Shores Marketplace, is expanding to offer you more cosmetic and medical services! Dr. Thomas Munyon, Board Certified Dermatologist, will now be on site Monday-Friday and is proudly accepting all PPO insurances. Next to Starbucks and Nob Hill Market

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Maxwell Berkowitz Kristine Chan Sophia Chang Zachary DeVoy Kelly Doherty Anika Furgan Elizabeth Hall Alex Hasselbacher Jessica Hills Samuel Holbrook Christy Kobayashi Na Yong Lee Ezekiel Licudine Andrea Lozada Kylie McPherson Yarah Meijer

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Rodrigue Monnereau Janisse Panopio Patrick Simon Ryan Singson James Smailey Eric Steinzeig Dominique Sullivan Rachael Taube Yazmin Tilly Christopher Vega Kinjal Vyas Aliya Ynes Winston Yu Nohea Zane Max Zlochevsky

Sandpiper – Class of 2012
Adelaide Bowen Bailey Burford Audrey Chu Jadzia Davidson Harrison DeVoy Brandon Gee Ijaz Goodrich Laurena Huh Zachary Kuchlenz Sarah Kwong Karen Li Jenna Mack Keval Malde Tyler McCabe Katherine McCarthy Saki Motojima Annika Nambiar Lajuan Nelson Kyle Nip Jake Parker Elizabeth Prozell Claire Qiao Natalie Saadeh Zachary Santana Spencer Schwarz Ryan Soohoo Jacob Steinzeig Vanessa Toledo Matias Vasquez Chloe Wen

Teacher: Mr. Mark Shanteau

Brown Aidan Burke Natalia Jason Chan Sarah Cheung Michael Comach Jacquelyn Dellins Angela Egan Merriweather Fields Benjamin Fong Sanni Karhiaho Joshua Lim Manav Manocha

Teacher: Ms. Wike

Cole McKinley Riana Patel Dylan Ramos Ryan Scholl Anthony Schuster Emma Simmons Paul Triana Jade Wilson Ashlyn Wong Madison Wong Helen Ye

RWS Elementary School Class of 2012
Grant Acker Caleb Ahn Ava Axelrod Hunter Binasik Andre Burke Samantha Dahlberg Bradley Dellins Sophie Dvorkin Karan Gaglani Gino Gigliotti Charles Hong Rachel Hunter Alice Jiang

Teacher: Ms. Verderame

Ziad Kedkad Yannie Lam Jade Margolis Kyla Parks Reece Posey Bjorn Rojas Auria Roshan Brooke Seim Sho Takahashi Priya Talreja Hung Truong Hallee Watson Iris Wu

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Summer is a wonderful season for vibrant blooming gardens. What better way to sit back and enjoy the whole season than to plant flowers that bloom continuously for many months! Annuals – impatiens, alyssus, nasturtiums, cosmos, vinca rosea, tatiana glytenko, and marigolds. Perennials – Corepsis, scabiosa, lantana, bacopa, nemesia, calibrachoa, begonias, bidens, gaura, yarrows, verbena, geraniums, Santa Barbara daisies, rudbeckia, salvias, daylilies, lavenders, penstemon, and more. Remove spent blooms and fertilize with Master Nursery Rose and Plant Food to extend the blooming season even longer.

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When your dog barks at other dogs you pass on the trail, he may be giving the other dog an invitation to play. Dogs are social creatures; and since so many of them live in one-dog households, the chance to interact with other dogs is very exciting. Some dogs bark to say, “Hey, I want to meet or play with you. NOW! NOW! NOW!” Puppy barking frequently falls into this category. These barks are generally high pitched, and are often accompanied by wagging “propeller tails,” loose or wiggly body language, play bows and jumping. Ask those dog owners who would like to interact with your dog to wait for calm, quiet behavior from your dog before greeting to avoid reinforcing the behavior. If your dog strains at the leash when you pass other dogs and barks non-stop at the dog, you are probably pulling the leash taut and transferring your tension, stress and fear down the leash to the dog. Now the dog feels he is the pack leader and has to defend both of you. The barking ramps up even more; and soon you find yourself dreading walking or meeting other dogs. A dog who knows you are the pack leader and who walks beside you, not in front will be less likely to have fear or defensive barking at other dogs. You need to train your dog to look at you with the “watch me” command to distract your dog as you approach another dog. First encounters with a friendly dog should just be “walk-bys” several times with

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Many women are accustomed to getting a pap smear every year at their annual physical. For many years, annual pap smears were recommended by the medical community to screen for cervical cancer. As our knowledge of the natural history of cervical cancer has grown, we’ve been able to update the recommendations for frequency of pap smears. For many women this means not having to do a pap smear every year, which is welcome news for many. Some women express concern that less frequent pap smears may pose a risk and perhaps miss a cancer. I hope to explain the rationale for the updated cervical cancer screening guidelines and alleviate any concerns. We now know cervical cancer is caused by the Human Papilloma virus (HPV). This virus is sexually transmitted and is very common. We estimate that HPV will affect 75 to 90 percent of sexually active women at some point in their lives. Certain high-risk strains of HPV can cause changes in the cervical cells that can progress to precancerous and eventually cancerous lesions. The pap smear can identify these abnormal cells. The majority of HPV infections are cleared by the immune system: 70 percent of HPV infections clear in one year and 90 percent clear in two years. Of the 10 percent that persist, 20 to 30 percent will become precancerous lesions. Untreated precancerous lesions have a 30 percent chance of progressing to invasive cancer over a 10- to 20-year period. Because we now know the natural progression of the HPV virus, we’ve developed a new screening guideline to reflect this knowledge. Our goal is to detect any abnormalities at a treatable stage and also to avoid unnecessary testing and procedures that will not impact the natural course of an HPV infection.

How often Do I need a Pap Smear? By Wendy Landreville, M.D.

The 2012 Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines just issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force includes some significant changes. Women should get their first pap smear at age 21, regardless of number of sexual partners, age of first intercourse or history of HPV vaccination. The rationale for this change is that invasive cervical cancer is less than 0.1 percent in this age group. The incidence of HPV infection is very high in adolescents, but the vast majority of young women clear their HPV infection, so it’s not helpful to detect it at a stage that would lead to unnecessary interventions. Women ages 21 to 29 should have a pap every two years and women ages 30 to 65 should have a pap with an HPV test every three years. Women over age 65 who have been previously adequately screened may stop doing pap smears at age 65. If at any time a woman has an abnormal pap smear result, then the routine screening recommendation will change and she should talk to her doctor about what interval is appropriate. Women are also encouraged to continue to see their doctors annually for their physical because this exam also includes other important screening testing beyond just the pap smear.

Photo Caption: Dr. Wendy Landreville is a family practitioner at the Redwood Shores Health Center of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Endnote: The Palo Alto Medical Foundation and column editor Arian Dasmalchi provide this monthly column.

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The best time to see your dentist is before you have a problem. The most valuable service we can provide is a thorough and complete examination. Virtually all-dental problems–decay, gum disease, jaw joint difficulties and loose teeth–are easily detected in their early stages and can be treated most economically and comfortably at that time. We are currently accepting new patients. Please call us to schedule an appointment.

Research shows that patients with periodontal disease can utilize the non-surgical treatment combination of aggressive cleaning and short-term antibiotics to effectively save their teeth. The study included patients with severe periodontal disease who had four or more areas recommended for surgery or tooth extraction. The patients underwent an aggressive cleaning technique known as root planning and scaling, involving utilization of a special instrument that is slipped down to the bottom of the pocket between tooth and gums to remove harmful plaque and toxic bacterial by-products. The patients then received an antibiotic and follow-up root planing and scaling every three months. It was found that the deep-cleaning and medication rendered 87% of the initially recommended surgeries and extraction unnecessary.


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Vitamin D caught the attention of the U.S. Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2010. This prestigious group of medical and health experts issued a report on Vitamin D, including revised recom-

Vitamin D is found in some foods, but other than milk that is routinely fortified, food Vitamin D content is low. The body can produce (synthesize) some Vitamin D through sunlight exposure through the skin. So if you are not consuming enough Vitamin D through your diet, or if you are not exposed to much sunlight, you could be at risk for a low Vitamin D level.

Vitamin D has two major functions in the body that are of particular concern for older adults: bone health and muscle strength. Vitamin D is needed to help maintain bone strength. That is why calcium, which is an essential nutrient for bones, if often dosed with Vitamin D. The combination of calcium and Vitamin D are important in the treatment of osteoporosis, which is the thinning of bones that occurs with aging. Vitamin D is also important in muscle and nervous system function. Individuals who are Vitamin D deficient sometimes complain of muscle weakness. Once the Vitamin D level has been restored to a normal blood level, some individuals report an improvement in strength. This can translate into improved mobility and reduce the risk of falls.

Vitamin D has received a lot of attention over the past few years – as it should! It is involved in important body functions, yet, when measured, many individuals are found to be Vitamin D deficient. This can be especially true, and problematic, in older adults.

Vitamin D - What’s The Big D-eal?

mendation for Vitamin D supplementation for all ages. Briefly, the IOM recommends that infants (up to 12 months) need 400 IU (International Units) per day; age 1 through 69, male or female, should consume 600 IU daily; older adults (ages greater than 70), male or female, should consume 800 IU daily.

The National Institutes of Health has a webpage that provides a wealth of information about Vitamin D, including supplementation recommendations and tips on how to select a supplement: http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-QuickFacts/

About the author: Lynda Mackin, PhD, GNP-BC, is a board-certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner with Sequoia Medical Group and is a Health Science Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco.
Forgiveness is a funny thing. – “it warms the heart and cools the sting – after a good meal one can forgive anybody, even one’s relatives – you can even forgive your enemies if you can’t get back at them in any other way – men with clinched fists can’t shake hands – the trouble; with people forgiving and forgetting is that they keep reminding us that they’re doing it – and last but not least, a sign on a company bulletin read – to err is human, to forgive is not company policy.”

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Saturdays With Science In Action At Sandpiper

This program has been held Saturdays in the Sandpiper Science Room since March 17 and will end June 16, 2012. The first one was such a success, it exceeded capacity with more than 31 kids in the K-1 grade level. We plan to continue these STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) learning opportunities year round, especially when there is no school. Stay tuned every month for details on valuable learning opportunities for 94065 kids. Contact club.usa.science@gmail.com.

Science in Action for K-1 to K-8

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This is the time of year when everyone’s thoughts turn to vacation time! You might be planning to visit family, perhaps you’re taking the kids to Disneyland, or maybe you even have plans to take that dream vacation! We all get involved in the planning process…we do a lot of research to find the best flights, best hotels, best route (and where to get the cheapest gas!). If you’re traveling out of the country, you need to apply for that passport and make sure you exchange some money in the country’s currency you will be visiting. It can be a daunting task. More than once I have received a frantic phone call from a client. They are wringing their hands, as they tell me “we leave in two days for our dream trip to Spain and we forgot to see if you were available to pet sit our fur kids”! So, now is the time to book your pet sitter! If your sitter is not available, you will need plenty of time to line up another sitter. This is certainly something you do not want to be doing when you are but a mere few days away from departing. Clients often forget to update their sitter on any changes since they last visited. Are any of the animals on medication since our last visit? If they have been on medication, has the dosage changed? Talk with your sitter well in advance – not all sitters are comfortable giving medication. And, worse, while lovely Fluffy will let you, the owner, “pill” her, Fluffy turns into the Tasmanian devil when we walk through the door; never mind trying to give Fluffy her medication. Please discuss with us well in advance of any health changes and medication issues! Have you changed the keys to your locks since we were last there? I once had a client who left on their trip. Good thing they were driving and not flying. About an hour into their road trip, they realized they had changed the locks since my last visit and had never given me a new key. The clients then had to drive back to their house and make arrangements to meet me to give me the new key. Changes in the number of animals also need to be communicated well before your trip. Imagine our surprise to walk in and

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Redwood City, CA – The lineup is set, the weather is getting beautiful, and the community is ready for another incredible season of FREE Friday night music in Courthouse Square with Redwood City’s Music on the Square! It all starts June 1st, and continues every Friday evening from 6-8 pm. Here’s the 2012 lineup through July:

RWC’s Music On The Square Brings Live Bands Friday Nights June Through September!


find that “Fluffy” has a new friend. Don’t forget to let us know if, sadly, your animal has gone to the “Rainbow Bridge”. I knew of a pet sitter who called a client frantic that she could not find one of their beloved cats. The client forgot to tell the sitter several months prior one of their cats had gone to the “Rainbow Bridge”. As a pet sitter, we want you to have an enjoyable and stressfree vacation and not have to worry about your animals. Discuss with your pet sitter well in advance of any changes or updates well before your trip, will allow us to address any issues. Jan Brown is the Owner of Jan’s Pet Sitting and is a PetTech® Pet First Aid Instructor. She can be reached at: janspetsit@comcast.net.

* June 1 Arrival – Journey Tribute * June 8 Crossfire – Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute * June 15 Caravanserai – Santana Tribute * June 22 Wonderbread 5 – Party Rock * June 29 Mustache Harbor – Yacht Rock * July 6 Duran Duran Duran – Duran Duran Tribute * July 13 Bella Donna – Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Tribute * July 20 Super Diamond – Neil Diamond Tribute * July 27 Frank Bey – Blues

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It is also strongly advised that new mothers seek chiropractic care even after the birth of their child to maintain good posture

Pregnant women can get this relief from their chiropractors through chiropractic manipulation, which is completely safe for mom and baby. Doctors of chiropractic can also offer nutrition, ergonomic, and exercise advice suited for the pregnancy.

During pregnancy a woman’s center of gravity begins to shift more and more forward. This leads to an increase of anterior weight bearing and pressure on the mom’s back, which causes a greater curvature to her low back. Inevitably this increase of curvature leads to a greater pressure on the spinal disks and joints, which will lead to pain, and possibly even paresthesia, like tingling and numbness. As important as it is for pregnant women to exercise and eat right for mom and baby’s health, it is also very important that pregnant women keep their spine, spinal disks, and associated nerves and muscles healthy to maintain good spinal alignment and joint movement during these months of intense physical fluctuations. By doing so, it will help relieve the added tension on the mom’s back, neck, and pelvis, and help her enjoy the pregnancy in less pain.

Pregnancy is an exciting time for moms-to-be as they are watching the belly and baby grow, and eagerly waiting for the baby’s arrival. However, it is also a time the mom’s body is undergoing extreme physical changes which can be very straining to her joints and muscles.

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and a healthy spine as the structures in the body continue to undergo changes as they return to pre-pregnancy state. A few other tips for pregnant women include light joint bearing cardiovascular exercises - such as walking, swimming, and stationary cycling, wearing flat shoes to help minimize postural imbalances, and using body pillows or pregnancy wedges to decrease pressure to the back during sleep.

Information provided courtesy of American Chiropractic Association (ACA) www.acatoday.org

Dr. Jenny Kim, D.C. Practices at Premier Chiropractic Clinic in Redwood Shores. This reprint is part of a bimonthly Health Newsletter program. If you would like to be included in future Health Newsletters, log onto www.PremierChiropractic.com and sign up with your email address to receive our monthly newsletters by email.

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(Or how a former Connecticut Yankee embraced California Cuisine) – Lynn Kathleen Adams My friends tease me that I was born with a whisk in one hand and a rolling pin in the other. From the time I was 5 years old I begged my Mom to teach me how to cook. I haunted her kitchen – she had no choice but to make me her little sous chef de cuisine! I loved my Dad’s vegetable garden, the raspberry bushes, his fruit trees, the grapevines and even the compost pile in the corner of the backyard that grew the largest and best squash! This early passion for baking and cooking, using fresh organic produce and healthy ingredients, remains to this day.


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Much like yours, I’m sure, my palate has evolved over the years. And in the case of white wines—California Chardonnay in particular—I’ve moved away from those whose overall style is formed and fashioned by the use of oak. It was not always so, for I clearly remember years ago being particularly irked when I overheard a wine store clerk murmuring sarcastically that the evening’s Chardonnay tasting class “was filled with a bunch of beginners.” We were put down because the group’s favorite wine of the session was a golden-hued, viscous, oak-infused California Chardonnay that tasted, as I now recall, more like an alcoholic fruit drink than real wine.

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Note: Lynn has been a RSCA Board Member since 1994 – This recipe first appeared in The Pilot in June, 2010

Serve with fresh sliced strawberries between the biscuits, and on top of the biscuit, with whipped cream and/or vanilla ice cream. Garnish with fresh mint leaves. Enjoy !

Mix dry ingredients together into medium mixing bowl. Whisk egg and milk together in a separate bowl. Set aside. Cut butter into very small pieces, and add to dry ingredients. Blend with pastry cutter, and then mix with your fingers, rolling pieces of butter into the flour. Do this quickly to keep the butter cold. Add egg/milk mixture to dry ingredients and stir together with a fork. The batter will be a bit sticky. Pour shortcake mixture onto lightly floured pastry cloth or floured marble rolling surface. Dust with a sprinkle of flour, and knead gently a couple of times into a round ball. Roll out to a ½ inch thickness. Flour bottom of biscuit cutter (I use a 2 inch diameter cutter, but have been known to make Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear sizes!) and cut out biscuits. Place biscuits onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper, about 1 inch apart. Put another biscuit round on top of the first, so you have two rounds to make one biscuit. Brush a little milk on top of each biscuit with pastry brush. I sprinkle the tops with a little sparkling sugar for garnish. Bake on middle shelf in pre-heated oven (I do not use my convection oven) for 12 - 18 minutes (depending on size of biscuits) or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool on a rack.

2 Cups sifted white unbleached All Purpose Flour 4 Teaspoons baking powder 1 Teaspoon salt 2 Tablespoons White Sugar (I use Bakers superfine sugar) 1 Large Egg ½ Cup unsalted cold butter ½ Cup whole milk

SHORTCAKE BISCUITS (Serves 6) – 400º F

In honor of Father’s Day and one of my Dad’s favorite desserts, here is our family recipe for Shortcake Biscuits. It’s quick and easy to make, and the warm flaky shortcake biscuits just call out for fresh seasonal strawberries, whipped cream and a big glass of icy-cold milk.

Our family always looked forward to June – Dad’s Birthday was the first week, and this also meant the strawberries were ripe! Dad would load all of the kids into the station wagon and we take a short ride from Wethersfield down the Connecticut River Valley to the local strawberry farm. After several hours of filling our baskets, the kids would collapse into the back seat of the car and we would head for home, sunburned, tired, and with clothes and hands stained bright strawberry red. And of course, we insisted that we have Strawberry Shortcake that night for dessert before helping Mom make Strawberry Jam the next day.

Lastly, one of my reasons for avoiding oaky Chardonnays is their relative lack of food friendliness. I may be overly analytical (or critical) in this respect, but I feel that, on balance, a wine’s inherent and unencumbered natural profile—aroma, flavor, acidity and body style—tend to yield more food pairing options than those whose character have been masked and/or re-crafted with oak seasonings.

If you like soft (less acidic), full-bodied, deeply hued Chardonnays (and other whites) that are rich, ripe and highly aromatic, then look for those that have been barrel fermented and barrel aged. If that seems like too much of a good thing, then stainless steel fermentation followed by barrel aging should offer a lighter touch. (Be sure to check wine bottle labels for those details.) However, if you only want a much slighter effect, then look for those labels that use the words reserve, barrel select or aged. They, most likely, have been treated— either during or after fermentation—to a tea-bag-like steeping of large, porous bags of oak chips and/or chunks; or even more creatively, a dollop or two of a “tincture of oak essence.” (I doubt, however, if those options would ever be disclosed on the bottle.)

Oak’s effect on wine, like many of food’s serendipitous discoveries, was observed after winegrowers began using barrels to handle, store and transport the finished product. An oak barrel was never intended to modify wine’s basic character, but it did. Also, once oak’s salutary effect was fully embraced, it was only a matter of time before winemakers began to experiment with their various “oak options.” Just as chefs used herbs, spices and additives to improve the aroma, color, flavor and texture of basic food products, so did winemakers use oak—in its variety of options—to also modify and elevate wine to a new and improved state. (They can, as well, use a whole bunch of other additives and techniques with which to “craft” wines, but that’s another story.)

That nasty clerk was, of course, correct. We preferred it because it tasted somewhat sweet, with a buttery-smooth, vanilla-like, palatecoating richness, and an in-your-face tropical fruit flavor. Given those alluring, sensual qualities, what wasn’t there to like? Interestingly, what others and I didn’t prefer or rank well that night, was the Chardonnay style that had little or no contact with oak, of which France’s crisp, mineral-laden Chablis is the reference point. That style—which I now favor—finished dead last. However, judging by the company I keep, and the stores and wine reviews I browse, it seems that Chardonnays without oak (unoaked) still rank at the lower end of consumer preferences.

By Lauren Picciani, MA, Health Educator & Coach ‘Tis the season for baring more skin, like it or not. Beyond sun protection, here are 4 tips for glowing skin:

Radiant Skin: 4 Tips To Help You Shine This Summer

For The Health of It!

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Would I buy it again? If the answer is no, let it go. If the answer is yes and you love this piece but don’t know how to wear it, it’s time to call your image consultant. Adena DiTonno is a wardrobe and image consultant in Redwood Shores. Get my free tip-sheets and sign up for my blog and monthly newsletter on my website, www.adenadesigns.net.

Has it lost its luster? White (and black) tees frequently fall into this category, but there may be other items that are just too “tired” to be worn in public in longer. Toss them and get fresh replacements if they’re something you love.

Does it bring out my favorite qualities and/or what image I want to project? Is your closet full of clothes that represent things you used to do, but don’t anymore? Make sure your clothes represent the image of who you are NOW. Let the past go and start dressing for the present.

Does it make me feel sexy, attractive or confident? If yes, you’ve got a keeper on your hands. Make sure it’s in regular use or else get rid of it.

Does it flatter your figure NOW? Let’s face it – our bodies change over time. What looked good 10 or even 5 years ago may be a lot less flattering now. Get rid of what doesn’t work for you.

Does it fit you NOW or will it take 6 months of dieting before it does? Are you going to lose the weight? Will it even be in style by the time you do? If you think it will work for you, keep and tweak. If not – toss.

Here’s a little checklist to help you decide which pieces of clothing in your closet are wardrobe-worthy. Be honest…


4. Balance your hormones This is a lengthy topic, yet I would not be doing justice to improving the look of your skin without mentioning the importance of hormone balance. Declining estrogen, in particular, contributes to skin thinning, fine lines, wrinkles and dryness. Low testosterone can be the culprit for sagging skin in men and women. Appropriate herbals or bio-identical hormones based on blood hormone levels can make a huge difference, particularly when other measures seem to fail. Here’s to your beautiful skin this summer, naturally! Lauren128@yahoo.com

3. Microcirculate & move your lymph Better circulation equals healthier-looking skin, so it’s essential to get your blood flowing through your tiniest vessels and capillaries. Cardiovascular exercise is a must. Supplements that can help include Nattokinase, Ginkgo Biloba, Grapeseed Extract, Cayenne Pepper, Ginger, Hawthorn Berry, Horse Chestnut and Butcher’s Broom. Also look into dry skin brushing to invigorate your skin and move your lymph (good for cellulite, too).

2. Plump it up & hold it firm Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a carbohydrate occurring naturally throughout the body, with about 50% found in the skin. It provides continuous moisture by binding up to 1000 times its weight in water, giving it a quality similar to “Jell-O”. Young skin is smooth and elastic, containing large amounts of HA, but our ability to produce it declines with age. If your skin feels drier and thinner – not as plump and “juicy” – try HA supplementation. We also lose collagen, a protein referred to as the glue that holds the body together, as we age. There is debate about whether supplements can help, however, I have noticed improvements in skin firmness and texture over time. Consider easily absorbed liquid HA and collagen if you have digestive troubles.

1. Keep it clean We all know that we need to keep the junk out of our food, but what we put on our skin also absorbs into our bodies. Look for titanium dioxide and zinc oxide sunblocks. Consider mineral makeup foundation, eye shadows and blush, as well as natural lipsticks. Look for skin and hair products free from parabens, petroleum, sulfates, synthetic preservatives and artificial colors/fragrances. Use essential oils as “perfume”. Check out Whole Life Natural Foods in San Carlos, Apple Health Foods in Redwood City or Whole Foods. Online, explore iherb.com and specialty vendors like 100percentpure.com.

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NEW! Music in Action Wednesdays • 11:00am - 12:00pm Alex Davis teaches younger kids to play and appreciate music and the piano. Music, Games and Stories in English and Spanish Saturday June 9 • 11:00am Peninsula Book Club

The Redwood Shores Tennis Club’s tennis season is underway – at last!  Rainy days are behind us (fingers crossed.) April Team Tennis was a sweet delight. It felt so good to get some exercise, see some friends, meet new members, and knock a fuzzy little ball around. Either we were ALL “that good”

Here’s To Tennis Weather!

Tuesday June 26 • 6:00pm We will discuss David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas. For more information & to RSVP, visit www.meetup.com. Weekly Storytimes Mondays • 11:00am - Preschool Ages 3-5 Thursdays • 10:30am - Preschool Ages 3-5 Thursdays • 11:30am - Tiny Tales for Ages 0-18 Months Seaside Storytime Saturday June 23 • 1:30pm Come and hear stories and see animals from our own bay with the Marine Science Institute. Busy Bee Dogs Wednesday June 20 • 7:00pm Wednesday June 27 • 7:00pm It’s Carnival of Chaos with the Mark & Dre Show Join the Summer Reading Club at Redwood City Public Library! Wednesday June 13 • 7:00pm Don’t miss these special Summer Reading Club programs: Singer Juan L. Sánchez Teen Gaming and Activities: Mondays 5:00pm For volunteer opportunities at the Redwood Shores Branch Library, please call 650.780.5740.

Due to a temporary brain lapse, we scheduled our May tournament for the Memorial Day Weekend. We love socializing and good food, try us out. Photos  include Hagop Manuelian, top Renato Floresca going for that great shot. For more information, visit www.rstc.org Karen Brodersen, President of Redwood Shores Tennis Club

or none of us were really trying that hard but all 4 teams ended up very close in scores and 2 of the teams tied for first place. The prizes were Girl Scout Cookies (Girl Scouts turned 100 this year!) There was some horse trading afterwards so that everyone could get their preferred flavor.

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Sign-ups start when school lets out for the summer and continue until the end of August. There is a program for everyone in the family - whether you are a reader, a listener, or even a parent!

Meeting Space Available at Redwood Shores Branch Library Please visit www.redwoodcity.org/library/info/meetingrooms.html Read all summer and get great prizes!

The Redwood City Public Library is thrilled to announce a great new service, “Discover & Go,” which provides Redwood City library cardholders with FREE and discounted passes to local museums and other interesting and educational cultural institutions. With the high cost of living in the Bay Area, this program is a way to stretch family entertainment and activity dollars, and provide a wide range of outings that the family will love and remember. This unique program allows Library cardholders to make reservations online by date or by venue, and immediately printout passes at home. Those with no Internet access can come to the Library and use the public computers to take advantage of this great new feature. Anyone without a library card can get one by visiting a library branch, or by going to www.redwoodcity.org/library and clicking on “Get a Card.”

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