Redwood City Gets Ready for “Family 4th”
The Chairman of PCA
Building a Float Festival Fun Parade Riding
Choices for the Future
50/50 balanced aPPROacH or cOntinued salt HaRvesting
1One Future Choice:
The 50/50 Balanced Approach
Would you prefer that the site be
converted to public use as part of the
50/50 Balanced Approach?
The 50/50 Balanced Approach calls for 50 percent of
the site to be set aside for open space, restored habitat
and recreational uses AND 50 percent of the site to be
used for a mixture of some development uses.
continue indefinitely on the privately owned
2.2 square mile Redwood City Saltworks site?
production since 1902. The site is the industrial portion of
The 50/50 Balanced Approach will:
open space and recreation facilities.
in Redwood City.
at the end of Seaport Blvd. to downtown Redwood City.
businesses who live and work on East Bayshore Road.
fixed income seniors.
Which Choice Do You Prefer?
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James R. Kaspar
Cover/Cover Story Photography
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As our community readies for Independence Day activities, we welcome you to another edition of The
Our cover story this month is on an organization that has been active in our community for 70 years.
The Peninsula Celebration Association (PCA) has the responsibility of bringing us together each year to
celebrate our nation’s birthday and “Family Fourth.” As you will find out in the story by one of our newest
writers, Nicole Minieri, they are a community group that works hard with a limited number of volunteers.
But they do it so efficiently, we don’t notice.
Our business profile this month is on Norcal Waste Systems. Contributing writer Michael Erler has
researched the company’s history and brings you their past as well as where they are going in the future.
They are also great volunteers and contributors to our community. Who knew trash could be so interesting?
In publisher Steve Penna’s column, “As I Was Saying…,” he informs you of recent activity with the
November ballot initiative and the newly formed group to oppose it, and the “No More Jails in Redwood
We also bring you our regular features on community interests, senior activities, financial advice by David
Amann, “Redwood City Through the Years,” information from the Redwood City School District, the
popular “A Minute With” and information on how you can get involved with one of our community’s
We encourage you to support our advertisers by using their services when you are out shopping, dining
or enjoying yourself with friends and family. Many of them have special offers for you, so please take the
time to look over their ads this month and use their coupons and discounts.
Redwood City is the best place to be for the Fourth of July, and we hope you have a safe and sane holiday!
Table of Contents
Inside The Spectrum – 4
The People Speak – 5
“As I Was Saying...” – 6
RCSD Corner – 7
Shop Redwood City – 8
“I’m Gonna Make Art” – 10
News Briefs – 13
Local Stories – 14
Redwood City Through the Years – 16
Family Fourth Celebrates Its 70th – 18
Nonprofits in Action – 21
Cultural Events – 22
Nonprofits in the News – 23
Norcal Waste Systems Cleans Up San Mateo – 26
Finance: Financial Independence Day – 32
Senior Activities – 32
Community Interest – 33
A Minute With Mary Mortenson – 34
Inside The Spectrum: Cover Story Photo Shoot
Sometimes we just do not know until we arrive at our destination what is in store for a photo shoot, what
we hope to get from a cover subject or even how we want to project a certain organization.
That was the case this month at the shoot on Thursday, June 12, at 2 p.m. at the Peninsula Celebration
Association’s office on Brewster Avenue near Veterans Boulevard.
Publisher Steve Penna picked up cover story photographer James Kaspar at home and they drove to the
shoot together, which gave them an opportunity to discuss the possibilities before arriving. Penna had
arranged the shoot with Bill Anderson, who is the chairman of the Parade Committee but was not going
to be there because of a work conflict. Instead, the two met up with PCA members Donna Badella and
Vince Truscelli and PCA Chairman Bob Slesser.
As the shoot began, Slesser was asked to pose while working and showing different parade features.
The group then moved into the central meeting area, where all were working on arm bands and doing
computer work. The entire shoot took about 20 minutes.
Once the shoot was complete and the time to choose a cover shot came, it was decided that although
Slesser is a main component of the group, the cover should represent the entire organization and all the
activities offered. Hence the various photos you see.
As we see more and more in our own and other communities across the nation, nonprofit groups are
dwindling in numbers. The PCA, although strong in effort and accomplishments, does not have an
overabundance of volunteers. The group is small but mighty.
The PCA functions with the desire and goal of providing a “family” celebration for our community.
The work they do is not just a day commitment; it is countless hours and months of planning and
executing. This group should be commended and praised for what they give all of us.
It’s a fun-filled day of celebration and unity. All come together to honor our nation and, equally
important, the Redwood City community!
Kaspar captures PCA President Bob Slesser practicing for the parade.
Additional photo for the cover courtesy of Jerry Pierce.
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P.S. The People Speak: Letters to the Editor
County manager rude?
I read in other newspapers and in “As I Was Saying” about the Redwood
City mayor, whose behavior when it comes to the issue surrounding the
possibility of a new jail has been irresponsible, unprofessional and quite
disturbing to say the least. The mayor is trying to stir up a controversy before
any plans or any site has been selected for a potential new jail. I am certain
that if it were any other project in her city she would withhold comment prior
to any planning application being applied for.
Then the kicker: She tries to pick a fight with the outgoing county manager
by stating that two fellow council members asked her, “Who the hell does
John Maltbie think he is?”
I am so shocked, dismayed and angered by this comment that to be quite
frank with you, I hope they build the jail and name it the Rosanne Foust
Rehabilitation Facility and find an appropriate place in Redwood City to
construct it. Mayor Foust states that the county manager sent her a letter that
was “rude,” and her comments are not?
When John Maltbie retires, he will leave a legacy that may never be
matched by any other county manager. His legacy is putting children first,
understanding the intricacies of the county budget to get the biggest bang for
our buck and a management style that measures program performance and
budgets to these performances. That is who the hell he is.
Michael S. Murray, San Mateo
The letter “Save The Bay should butt out” in the last Spectrum raises some
important questions about the land use initiative being circulated in Redwood
City. Unfortunately, it leaves these questions completely unanswered. If, as
the letter claims, the initiative is about Cargill’s saltworks property, then why
does it cover so many other properties in town? Why does it cover parks and
schools and churches? Why Docktown? Why does it extend to my family’s
private property? Either the initiative is about broad-based zoning decisions
at the ballot box or it’s misleading. And how can this initiative possibly result
in “complete restoration” of the saltworks?
It is private property, and Cargill can keep producing salt there as long
as it wants to. The initiative can’t change that. And why did its backers
— who, indeed, are big organizations from outside Redwood City — call
for establishing a minority veto over land use in the city charter, when
citizens of Redwood City already have a vote in land use decisions? It’s
called representative democracy, embodied in the City Council. But the most
disturbing aspect of the letter is the name-calling it contains. Clearly, there’s
a difference of opinion in Redwood City about this initiative. We can and
should debate the issues — but in the atmosphere of civility that we value in
Redwood City. Name-calling has no place in the discussion.
Rich Ferrari, Redwood City
Oppose the charter change, for good land use
Redwood City citizens, beware of contrary publicity. The proposed 50
percent restoration to natural tidal action and 50 percent for residential
use by the City of Redwood City is a “win-win” proposition. The bay gets
717 acres of restored tidelands at no cost to the government, and Redwood
City gets 716 acres of land needed for housing, parks and recreation areas.
There are almost 4,000 jobs in the adjacent Pacific Shores project and the
Seaport Center and no housing within miles. Because of housing costs and
availability, many workers live in the valley and commute by automobile to
the Peninsula. It is crucial to our environment to reduce traffic congestion
and air pollution and to have more housing closer to jobs.
The 716 acres for housing is the major issue in the campaign to revise the
city charter to require a two-thirds vote to change land use designation. This
change will cause unnecessary costs to the taxpayer and seriously restrict
the future of Redwood City. There are now over 40,000 acres of salt ponds
available for restoration plus thousands of acres of other land now being restored.
The 716 acres in controversy is only about one to two percent of the total
area now being restored to the bay. The 716 acres for housing will have
very little impact on the bay but could have a large effect on the future of
Redwood City. Redwood City citizens are urged to oppose the charter change
and support the proposed 50/50 restoration.
Robert J. Hoffman, Redwood City
Majority rule, not minority rule
Democracy means the majority decides — unless you’re the people who
wrote the land use initiative.
For them, it’s all about minority rule. When it comes to deciding how
land in the city should be used, the initiative takes the decision away from
the people the majority elected to do that job, and even from the majority of
voters. What it does is put a minority veto into the City Charter and give a small
group of elite residents the power to decide what happens to everyone’s city.
That’s not the democracy that I know nor is it the democracy our founding
Heidi Sjolund, Redwood City
Who is trying to change our community?
If the ballot initiative sponsored by Save The Bay is so important to
Redwood City citizens, then you would think there would be residents
gathering signatures to put on it.
I experienced an individual who leapt at me in front of Safeway at Sequoia
Station, asking if I want to “save the bay” and stop development. I had a
fairly good idea what she was beginning to get at, but what I found was
a non–Redwood City resident who was getting paid per signature and, I
will add, had very little understanding of this very complex initiative. She
just kept badgering me to sign the petition. In addition to her not being a
Redwood City resident, getting paid to gather signatures and not knowing
about what she was asking us to sign, she also had a few noticeable violations
in the way she was gathering signatures.
I know the general public is smart enough to ask these questions first. Who
are the people asking for your signature? Are they our neighbors? Do they
have kids in our schools? Do they participate in community conversations?
Are they volunteering or getting paid? I know the residents of Redwood
City will ask these questions first. I know Redwood City residents will get
educated before signing or endorsing this initiative. We have worked long
and hard as a community; let’s not let outsiders decide what we should sign or
how to govern our town.
Dani Gasparini, Redwood City
Tell our community what you think!
Express your opinion by writing a “Letter to the Editor.” If you want to
comment on anything in our community, send your correspondence
to The Spectrum Magazine, Letter to the Editor, P.O. Box 862,
Redwood City, CA 94064, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Let your
voice be heard!
Who’s Your Favorite Public Servant?
We ask our readers to submit their stories about a favorite Redwood
City public servant in 500 words or less. Do you want to recognize a
police officer, firefighter or any city/county employee who has gone far
and beyond their job responsibilities to assist you or who is making
a difference in our community? Let us know by sending your story to
The Spectrum Magazine, P.O. Box 862, Redwood City, CA 94064, or
As I Was
Publisher | Steve Penna
Two women in our community have stepped
up and taken on the leadership of two very
different but equally controversial and important
issues facing residents. As I informed you last
month, a citizens group was formed called the
No Additional Jails in Redwood City Coalition
(NAJIRC). The group’s goal is to combat the
county’s location selection for a new jail and
to protect advancements in Redwood City in
regard to our downtown precise plan, housing
developments, marina, business in general and the
hundreds of thousands of dollars the city has already
invested in getting “positive and constructive”
projects completed in our community.
Planning Commissioner Nancy Radcliffe was
asked to head the group as chief coordinator (she
is being compensated financially for her time
and organizational skills) and has been active in
that role since mid-May. In a very short time, she
managed to pull together a community grassroots
group, gathered signatures (over 500 to date) and
publicized the issue. She has gotten some major
press and has even managed to unite groups
and people that normally do not work together
on issues (like city officials, developers and the
Friends of Redwood City group). All have rallied
around this cause, sending letters to county
officials and offering to do more if needed — a
victory in itself.
The combined efforts and support she pulled
together has resulted in the following. (1) A
major response came from County Manager
John Maltbie (not favorable to her or the group’s
efforts, which he called “highly inflammatory
and inaccurate”). (2) Mayor Rosanne Foust
challenged Maltbie’s use of power — “Who the
hell does he think he is?” was stated by more
than one councilmember. (3) A behind-thescenes
meeting took place between county and
city officials (which should have happened in
the beginning). (4) One of the proposed sites the
county was looking to purchase in the Marina
area of Redwood City was taken off the market by
the property owners — another victory. (5) Most
of all, awareness of how much responsibility our
community takes on in regard to rehabilitation
and helping those “less fortunate” compared to
other cities in San Mateo County was raised.
At the Board of Supervisors meeting
on June 17, Radcliffe spoke under the oral
communications section and was questioned
about the group and its structure. County officials
agreed to consider sites outside Redwood City
for a new jail and engage the public in a process
to decide the best location. Radcliffe and the
NAJIRC group will continue to monitor the
county’s location process, as will the city and City
Council. So we will be hearing a lot about this
issue in the months to come.
The second woman, Housing and Human
Concerns Committee member Cherlene Wright,
will be holding a press conference (by the time
you read this column, it will have occurred
— sometimes I hate it when I would have scooped
other publications but can’t due to my deadlines
and distribution) to announce that she will head
the Citizens to Protect Redwood City (CPRC).
According to her, CPRC is “a grassroots group
who care about Redwood City and oppose the
proposed city charter amendment because of the
negative effects it would have on our city.” This is
the same citizens group I informed you about last
month, which Jerry Pierce organized.
Wright goes on to state that “those attempting
to place this amendment on the November ballot
misnamed it the Open Space Vote” and that
“the proposed city charter amendment is bad for
She points to the following because the
amendment would have negative consequences
on our community. According to Wright, it would
(1) modify the city’s 79-year-old charter to allow
only one third of those voting to defeat the other
two thirds, (2) circumvent citizen involvement
and City Council decisions dealing with vacant
land, recreational land and bay restoration and (3)
force costly special elections for certain land use
She and her supporters feel “the proposed city
charter amendment is a bad approach to address
bay restoration. This amendment would also
affect the port, Docktown, certain recreational
fields, school playgrounds and vacant lands. It is
poorly written, vague and will place the city at
risk for lawsuits by property owners who disagree
with the language of the amendment. Projects will
be on hold until the outcome of the lawsuits,” she
Wright feels the main argument against the
proposed charter changes is that “the current
city process is based on public input, has checks
and balances, and gives residents the option to
bring developments to a vote.” In other words, the
process works, so let’s not change it. That process
was tested a few years back when the Marina Shores
project was rejected by voters after City Council
approval. She says that alone shows that “the
current system works. If it isn’t broken, why fix it?”
Early supporters of CPRC include Pierce,
Alex Wright, Jack and Raegene Castle, Kim
Woodhall, Keith Bautista, Marilyn Territo,
Cheryl Monroe, Richard and Susan Panelli,
former Mayor Brent Britschgi, Lou Covey,
Susan Swope, Joe Madley, JoAnn Kemist,
Mary Mortenson, Paul Stewart (who will serve
as the group’s treasurer), Roland Giannini and
This is Wright’s first real role as a leader of a
major committee or issue. This will undoubtedly
be quite possibly the biggest role she, or for that
matter anyone, will ever lead in our community.
Although she will not have the opportunity to
bring “opposites together” like Radcliffe has, she
will be able to show her organizational skills,
leadership and judgment in how the campaign
against the charter changes will move forward.
Although neither of these women has announced
intentions, it is no secret that both of them have
expressed a desire to serve on the City Council
one day. Given the opportunities that have been
laid before each of them now, our community will
have a rare opportunity to evaluate how both of
them conduct themselves while taking on such
high-profile issues. Whether you like or agree
with them, you have to take your hat off to them
for their efforts and desire to get involved.
Last month I made my annual election predictions
for the Tuesday, June 3, races, and I did pretty
well; I got seven of the nine races correct. In the
race for the office of judge of Superior Court No.
7, Don Franchi upset Jerry Nastari. I predicted
that Nastari would narrowly beat Franchi, but it
was the other way around. With the endorsements
and financial backing, it is hard to explain why
Nastari lost except for the fact that Franchi ran
his campaign as the underdog and fought harder.
Regardless, it is one of the most impressive wins
in recent political history.
Of course I got all the unopposed races correct:
Anna Eshoo, Joe Simitian, Ira Ruskin and
Adrienne Tissier were all overwhelmingly reelected.
In the contested races, Mark Church
and Rose Jacobs Gibson were both re-elected
as predicted. But what surprised me in the
Jacobs Gibson race was that her opponent, John
Bostic, was able to gather 31.41 percent of the
votes compared to her 68.59 percent. That is
phenomenal considering he did virtually no
campaigning and spent little money on the effort.
(continues on page 30)
RCSD Corner: News From the Redwood City School District
Orion Named California Distinguished School
Students, staff, parents and local officials clapped and cheered as a new
California Distinguished School flag was raised on the flagpole at Orion
Alternative School on June 10. State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Jack O’Connell presented the flag to Orion Principal Cathy Okubo earlier
in the month at a Disneyland ceremony honoring the 343 schools named as
California Distinguished Schools in 2008.
Orion was one of only nine schools in San Mateo County to receive the
honor, which recognizes schools the California Department of Education
(CDE) considers exemplary and inspiring. Schools undergo a rigorous
application process before being selected, and according to the CDE, the
process was more stringent in 2008 than ever before. To be considered for
the honor, a school must submit an extensive narrative application describing
its school environment and culture, educational approach, special programs,
student support, family and community partnerships, leadership approach and
professional development. The application is a collaborative approach that is
completed over many weeks by the principal, school site council, teachers,
parents and students.
Orion is recognized for its small learning community, its creative projectbased,
cooperative approach to academics and its high level of parent
participation. Parents contribute 10,000 volunteer hours a year teaching
art, music and gardening; driving on field trips; planning events and raising
money. Orion’s 179 students come from diverse backgrounds and are
selected through a lottery system available to all families who live within the
boundaries of the Redwood City School District. Orion is a school without
neighborhood boundaries, and all families who want their children to attend
the school select it and fill out an application for the lottery.
“We feel honored that the Department of Education recognized what a
special place Orion is,” said Okubo. “Our goal is to help develop children who
are confident in who they are, children who know they can learn and know
how to learn, and children who strive to achieve their best. We work hard to
make sure all students succeed!”
Okubo adds that because Orion is small, it functions very much like a
family. “The staff knows every family, sees the parents almost every day, and
interacts with them,” said Okubo. “Information flies quickly here, like it does
in a family. The community mobilizes the minute anyone thinks a student or
family needs help.”
As a result, Okubo explains, children feel happy and safe at Orion.
Academic time is differentiated to provide for a range of student abilities.
Children feel comfortable in their ability to reach grade-level academic goals
and challenge themselves to excel.
If you are interested in learning more about Orion Alternative School,
please contact Principal Cathy Okubo at 650-363-0611 or visit the school’s
Web site at www.orion.rcsd.k12.ca.us.
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not condescending in reviewing my preliminary choices. In one case, they
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Eating and Catering:
Canyon Inn – 587 Canyon Road
– You will find everything at this
Redwood City favorite. Nestled in
the quiet neighborhood of Emerald
Hills, Canyon Inn is a popular stop
for bicycle touring clubs and local
sports celebrities. The restaurant is
especially noted for its burgers and
beers, but it also offers hot and cold
sandwiches, hot dogs, fish and chips,
spaghetti, ravioli, lasagna, tacos and
Diving Pelican Cafe – 650 Bair Island
Road, Suite 102 – “Sit on the patio
overlooking the water to see all sorts
of waterfowl. My favorite item is
the Mediterranean salad. A great
breakfast is the Eggs Bennett:
freshly made Hollandaise sauce over
two poached eggs with smoked ham
on whole-wheat English muffins.
This is truly a very comfortable, laidback,
warm and friendly place to enjoy
Encore Performance Catering – 2992 Spring St. – Owner Dave Hyman’s
menu goes on for eight pages of mouthwatering suggestions for everything
from continental breakfasts to appetizers and formal dinners, and he is quick
to offer additional possibilities to fit any occasion. Having a strong sense of
community, he participates in many local events and contributes leftovers
to St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room. Hyman is also proud of the fact that
his business products are nearly 100 percent recyclable. Need a caterer? Call
Dave at 650-365-3731.
Little India – 917 Main St. – “There are good restaurants. There are bad
restaurants. There are okay restaurants. Then there are those places, the
magic ones, those extra-special kinds that have an intangible special something,
a convergence of food, personality and vibe that can never be created or forced;
it just happens because it does, and you always come back again and again
because the food doesn’t just taste good and satisfy hunger, but helps heal
the heart and soul. Manoj Chopra’s Little India is one of those places. I’ve
tried a number of other Indian restaurants in the area, and some are better
than others, but this place has The Vibe. Go. Eat. Be happy.” Senior citizens
receive $1 off and children under 12 dine at half price. Bring your appetite,
because you will want to try everything! www.littleindiacuisine.com.
Margaritas Mexican Restaurant – 2098 Broadway – “Their chips and
salsa are great, and their agua fresca selections are usually really good. Their
taco salads are so ginormous and tasty. But the true standout is the huevos
rancheros. Words can’t do it justice. Huevos en fuego. It’s phenomenal!” As
a special to Spectrum readers, they offer 2-for-1 margaritas during Happy
Hour. Just mention you saw this and enjoy your beverages!
Business Profile of the Month
American Coast Mortgage – Whether you need to
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Because American Coast Mortgage submits a
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Call now for your complimentary mortgage
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Edward Jones – 702 Marshall St., #515 – For decades, Edward Jones
believed in building relationships through face-to-face interaction and
adherence to a strategy of recommending quality investments that have
proven themselves over time. So does investment representative David
Amann, who manages their
Redwood City office and will help
you reach your financial goals.
Every Woman Health Club – 611
Jefferson Ave. – A women-only,
body-positive fitness center in
downtown Redwood City. Services
include a variety of classes plus
plenty of weight and cardio
equipment. Additional services
include functionality assessments,
personal training, therapeutic
massage and skin care services.
One of the best things about the
club is their flexibility in pricing,
with several options available for
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At Every Woman Health Club, they
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Redwood Massage & Sauna – 797
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techniques to improve your circulation, mental clarity and creativity as
well as optimize your overall physical health. Your experience at Redwood
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“I’m Gonna Make Art!”
The Vision and Moxie of Karen Chew
By Judy Buchan, Contributing Writer
“I decided that, no
matter what, I’m gonna
paint, I’m gonna make art.”
Karen Chew recalled an epiphany on her journey
into art that came about in 1997, when she
attended a 10-day artists’ workshop in Italy. “It
was pivotal, spiritual,” she said. “I was drawing,
putting down color, and everything really clicked.
“I love the process of making art. It’s not
pretty all the time, but when I’m in the zone, it’s
great.” Her work is abstract and mixed media, and
has been on display at the County Government
Center. Go online to her new Web site (web.mac.
com/KarenChew1/Karen_Chew_Studio) or log on
to www.artshare.org for more of her work.
But art and architecture almost didn’t happen.
The San Mateo native and Redwood City resident
arrived for her first quarter at UC Berkeley
thinking big and ready to begin pre-med studies.
“I wanted to be a doctor,” she recalled. By the
end of the quarter, Chew realized that a pre-med
major was “a very bad idea!”
Telling her parents that she was shifting to
architecture/environmental design was “easier
than telling them I wanted to go into art.” So the
shift was made, the degree earned, and Redwood
City’s gain was the medical profession’s loss.
Chew worked with a local architect for seven
years, then she came to City Hall in Redwood
City, where she was a building inspector/code
enforcement officer for another seven years. If
you wondered how city staff got organized for
the move out of the old City Hall to the old police
station, just ask Chew. She did the layout plans
that helped squeeze everyone into a very old,
Chew took on volunteer work, spending many
a holiday season immersed in making the annual
city toy drive bigger and better. She volunteered
at Garfield Charter School and spent time
this past school year working with students at
“Right brain studies show art adds diversity
to one’s well-being,” she told me. “Art allows
the right brain to develop, to create. It’s really
important for kids and adults to let creative
expression come through.
“I may have but five minutes with a kid, but I
will let that kid know that I want the best for them
and that I love them,” she said. “Art for kids is
critical; it allows kids to open up.
“Whenever I’ve hosted adult drawing classes,”
she continued, “it never fails that the process
unveils the past. The people who tell me that they
can’t draw are usually the ones who either haven’t
tried or they haven’t found the right teacher.”
After one particular class, a man in his early
30s came up to Chew, in tears. For the first time,
she explained, he had been validated for his
drawing skills and his talent. “His renderings
were wonderful and emotional, a true reflection
of who he was as a person and spirit,” Chew said.
“As a young boy, a teacher had hurt his feelings,
telling him that he couldn’t draw or create. Those
harmful words were very damaging throughout
his growing and adult years.”
Now with her own business, Karen Chew
Designs and Studio, building design is 90 percent
of Chew’s work. She currently handles mostly
residential and light commercial projects for
clients in the general San Mateo County area.
This work includes additions, kitchen and bath
remodels and alterations. “I have the best clients
in the world!” she told me. One of her projects
won a Mayor’s Beautification Award last year.
In addition, Chew is creating a resource Web
site for homeowners to assist them with their
home construction projects. “For 10 years, I
taught remodeling and design workshops through
CSM’s community education program,” she
said. “It was a privilege to help homeowners
understand a bit more about the design process,
working with the planning and building
departments and the construction/contractor
As a member of the San Mateo County Arts
Commission, Chew is “looking for forward
motion and action. I want an action plan and
projects.” Among the commission’s ideas and
“Art Depot” – a nonprofit that accepts and
redistributes/sells recycled items donated from
commercial, industrial, private and other entities
with proceeds going back to the schools’ arts in
education fund. “Our schools are in deep need
of school and arts supplies and there are ways of
creating a resource for our teachers and children.
Artists and crafters can also use the art depot to
shop for these unusual materials as well.”
Symposium – “We’re looking to update our files
and brains with the latest art happenings in each
city in the county — what each city is doing, how
they’re doing it, what they need, etc.”
Artsopolis.com – “Art lovers, art-related
The main point is that
being green means a
change of lifestyle,” Chew
said. “We can do things
at home to make our
contribution. Our business
and tech world can lead the
way with innovation while
creating jobs and stability
to our income streams.
organizations, schools and nonprofits need to
know that we have a special San Mateo County
link on this Web site. It’s a free service, so an
artist or group can upload their information,
JPG files, etc., and advertise their performances,
opening receptions and other pertinent
But there’s more, and it’s all wrapped up in her
mantra, “Think big or go home!”
Chew foresees a “countywide cultural arts
celebration, an annual event encompassing
music, art and cuisine that honors and celebrates
the variety of cultures of people who live in
our county.” This event would lead to a county
cultural arts and tech museum, “a museum that
features cultural and ethnic arts not only of our
county’s inhabitants but also globally as well.
We can use the genius of the tech world to create
an archival data system that digitally records
cultural traditions, artistic processes, interviews,
performances, lectures and thinking green.
“The main point is that being green means
a change of lifestyle,” Chew said. “We can do
things at home to make our contribution. Our
business and tech world can lead the way with
innovation while creating jobs and stability to our
“We should be leaders,” she continued. “For
example, we can create and energize the port area
for green transportation — create bay routes,
ferries that run on environmentally-conscious
fuels, bike paths, bus/shuttle routes to Caltrain
and car pool connections.”
She also believes we can “create a green and
cozier version of something like Jack London
Square, emphasizing family, community events
and night life while meeting green standards.
We can make our port a destination place for
Redwood City and San Mateo County.
“Redwood City, through service, example and
a side of moxie, can be an excellent leader for
other cities and towns in our county and even the
country,” Chew said. “There’s much to be gained,
emotionally and spiritually, by seeking and
taking action toward visions and goals that are
bigger than ourselves. We’ll have the satisfaction
that we did the right thing for our families, our
kids and the future. We can give to ourselves
yet generously give back to this land we are
borrowing from our children.”
Want to think big? Contact Karen Chew at
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Man Accused of Driving
During Fatal Crash Pleaded
A 19-year-old man accused of
driving during a high-speed crash
that took the life of his lifelong
friend wept as he pleaded not
guilty in San Mateo County
Superior Court to charges of
Keith Knudsen stood in orange jail garb as he
pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter. He
is charged with driving under the influence when
he crashed his parents’ black BMW into a tree,
Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
Just before 11:30 p.m. that night, county
dispatchers received reports of “the sound of a
large crash” in the 800 block of Portola Road,
the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Upon arrival, deputies found the car wrapped
around a tree.
Knudsen was taken to a local hospital with
multiple fractures and other trauma.
The passenger, Robert Wetzel, of Redwood
City, was pronounced dead at the scene of the
accident, San Mateo County Coroner Robert
Knudsen apparently told police that he had
consumed a 40-ounce bottle of Olde English
malt liquor and “shouldn’t have been driving,”
Wagstaffe said. His blood alcohol level at the time
of the crash was 0.17.
Knudsen was out on bail for a robbery charge
at the time of the crash, Wagstaffe said. He
will return to court July 7 to set a date for a
Jail, Probation for False
A 46-year-old parolee who pleaded
no contest to holding a 17-yearold
runaway against her will in a
Redwood City motel room was
sentenced to 10 months in jail
followed by three years supervised
Jerome Sephers changed his plea in return for
no more than that term and prosecutors dropping
attempted sexual assault charges. The negotiated
plea also spared him a possible third-strike
conviction and mandatory sentence of 25-yearsto-life
Sephers allegedly met the teenage girl, a
runaway from San Bernardino, in Redwood City
while she was trying to buy drugs. She reportedly
went to his motel room and he gave her beer. The
girl told police he announced his intent to rape her
but she was able to flee the room after passersby
saw her struggling and heard her screaming.
Prior to his arrest, Sephers had a 1990 conviction
for forcible rape and a 1982 conviction for
shooting at an inhabited dwelling.
Sephers receives credit for 307 days against his
jail term accumulated while in custody in lieu of
Fatal Bar Shooter Takes Deal
Prosecutors who long fought to try
together the two men accused of
a 2006 Redwood City bar shootout
that left three people dead
let one defendant settle his case,
pleading no contest to voluntary
manslaughter in return for 21 years
The negotiated plea deal spares Domingo
Naranjo, 20, a jury trial whose outcome could
have sent him to prison for life and leaves codefendant
Rolando Fernandez, 28, alone at the
“We came across some new evidence that we
likely would not have been able to use if we kept
Mr. Naranjo in the case,” said prosecutor Al Giannini.
Giannini declined to detail the evidence or
explain why Naranjo’s presence would keep it
from a jury.
Defense attorney Peter Goldscheider did not
return a call for comment about his client’s disposition.
Naranjo formally accepted the prosecution’s
offer and will receive a 21-year sentence July 17
on one count of voluntary manslaughter plus the
allegation of using a firearm. He must serve 85
percent before being eligible for parole.
“We believe it is a fair deal for Mr. Naranjo,”
The deal does not require Naranjo to testify
The settlement comes just as jury selection in
the pair’s murder trial is set to enter the hardship
phase. The separation may shorten Fernandez’s
trial but will otherwise mimic the case prepared
for both aside from the new evidence, Giannini said.
Fernandez remains charged with multiple
counts of murder and gun use in the April 15,
2006, gun battle at 895 Second Ave., which killed
an 18-year-old celebrating his birthday and two
others, and left three more injured.
Fernandez maintains his innocence and
declined to accept a plea deal, said Chief Deputy
District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
Interestingly, even though Naranjo was able to
settle his case, authorities originally considered
him more culpable in the crimes.
When first arrested, only Fernandez faced a
capital trial because he was charged with multiple
murders. Naranjo, who was shot in the neck by
Fernandez, was initially only charged with one
count of murder, while Fernandez was charged
with three counts of murder and three counts of
After a criminal indictment, Naranjo was
charged for the murders of Jesus Hernandez,
28, Humberto Calderon Jr., 18, and Ignacio
Villalobos-Mendez, 38; assault with a deadly
weapon for allegedly shooting Camillo Serrano
and the special allegation of personally using a
firearm in the deaths of the last two. Fernandez
is charged with the murders of Hernandez and
Calderon and the personal use of a firearm.
The prosecution claimed Naranjo is responsible
for two more murders because he reportedly
began the melee in which the three died. The grand
jury did not indict Fernandez for shooting Naranjo
because it allegedly appeared to be self-defense.
Motive in the shooting remains hazy, but the
prosecution contends it started after two men had an
argument and one called his friends for backup.
Both defendants fled the scene and police
stopped a blood-spattered Fernandez for
questioning. After being released, Fernandez
allegedly crashed his car twice and was arrested
on suspicion of driving while under the influence.
Police connected him to the shooting during his
booking process on the driving charge.
The charges lodged against Naranjo and
Fernandez made each eligible for the death
penalty if convicted. However, in fall 2006,
District Attorney Jim Fox opted against capital
punishment, citing mitigating circumstances such
as the defendants’ age and lack of prior records.
Both Naranjo and Fernandez remain in custody
on no-bail status.
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Local Stories: Museum Recording Local Stories for All to Share
Nine-year-old Lourdes Moreida’s family came
to America from Mexico, she explained to
Mitch Postel, president of the San Mateo County
With that information, Postel stepped over to an
interactive kiosk with a map of the world. Colored
pins on the map mark various places. Each pin
represents a story filmed by someone sitting at
that very location. One click and Moreida was
able to watch a story of one person’s recollection
of the family immigrating to America.
The kiosk was launched last month as part
of the museum’s bigger exhibit “Land of
Opportunity: The Immigrant Experience in San
Mateo County,” which opened in 2006. It focuses
on the largest groups of immigrants who came
to the county, including Chinese, Irish, Italian,
Japanese, Portuguese, Filipino and Mexican. At
the time, the interactive storytelling was an idea
that could not be funded, Postel said.
Since then, funding was secured from the
Christensen Family Foundation and a company
was contacted with the ability to turn the
interactive idea into a reality.
The idea is simple. A flat screen sits before
visitors with a map of the world and various pins
of four different colors. Each pin color denotes a
different kind of story: green means leaving home,
red is for making a place, blue is for maintaining
culture and yellow represents discrimination.
Marketing Coordinator Diane Rummel sat
down to demonstrate how easy the program is
to use. Visitors are first given the option to hear
stories or record their own. Hearing a story
simply requires clicking on the pin. Recording a
Lourdes Moreida, 9, listens to personal stories recorded in the San Mateo County History Museum immigrant exhibit.
story has a few additional steps.
She must choose what type of story she would
like to tell. Each color pin is represented and
the definition is given in a number of different
languages. Rolling over a topic gives a number
of prompts for possible story considerations such
as why the family moved or what traditions the
family still celebrates.
A camera is positioned near the top right corner
of the screen. A three-second countdown pops up
prior to filming. Each person is given one minute
for the story. Once the recording is accepted, it
must be approved by staff before going live. Then
the story becomes part of the exhibit documenting
local immigrant experiences.
Currently, only a handful of personal stories are
on display. Postel is hopeful that will change as
word gets out about the exhibit.
The hands-on portion of the exhibit is the
first of two planned at the museum. Later this
summer, a second storytelling feature, about local
entrepreneurs, should be up and running.
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THROUGH THE YEARS
Geraldine Cooley Frisbie
By Molly Spore-Alhadef, Librarian, Local History and Archives Collections, Redwood City Public Library
Geraldine Cooley Frisby.
A house that was in the Town of Ravenswood.
Geraldine Sutton was
born in New York in either
1846 or 1847 and came to
California as a small child
with an uncle who was
a forty-niner who would
become the president of
the Pacific Bank.
Geraldine’s first husband was
Lester Cooley, variously described
as a mining engineer who made
money in gold prospecting and as a
dairyman. The Cooleys settled near
San Francisco, and their first son,
William, was born in 1867.
The following year, Lester
Cooley bought Joshua Leavitt’s
Ravenswood rancho property.
Ravenswood had begun as a real
estate speculation in the 1850s with
the hope that the railroad would
cross the bay and have its terminus
there. Leavitt’s rancho had been
described in a newspaper article in
1867 as containing “the best field
of wheat that California or any
other country ever produced.” The
San Mateo County Gazette also
predicted that the yield from the 250
acres of wheat would be “at least
60 bushels per acre, but probably
more,” a remarkable yield in the pre–
chemical fertilizer era of farming
and definitely an attraction to the
Cooley family’s farm and dairy
Lester Cooley left his name on the
landscape by installing, improving
and then naming Cooley’s Landing
to ship both his produce and the
products of the nearby brick factory,
which went to the construction of
the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.
Once the hotel was completed,
however, the need for large amounts
of bricks was gone, and the brick
Lester Cooley died after surgery
to remove a four-pound cancerous
tumor in 1882, leaving Geraldine
and three sons.
In November 1883, Geraldine
married the widowed and
politically well-connected Will
Frisbie of Redwood City. The
Times and Gazette carried three
articles over two editions about
the wedding, noting that Will, the
popular postmaster of Redwood
City, intended to take his bride on
a monthlong rail journey through
Southern California following a
reception at the Palace Hotel in San
Fifteen years older than Geraldine,
Will had been born in Connecticut
and moved as a young man to
Racine, Wis., where he worked as
a pharmacist. When the Civil War
call-up of 1862 came, Will enlisted
and was eventually commissioned
a lieutenant. He served as secretary
to Gen. Charles Devins (variously
Devens), who was a commander in
Sheridan’s cavalry and the Army of
the Potomac, and thus saw some of
the most legendary and hard-fought
encounters of the Civil War.
After the war, Will Frisbie came
west, eventually settling in Redwood
City as a pharmacist in the early
1870s. He was appointed postmaster
in 1873 and also served as coroner
and public administrator, which is
some indication of the trust and
esteem in which he was held.
As the members of the Union
Army made their slow way home
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Parties Around Town
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By Nicole Minieri, Special to The Spectrum
Once again, thousands of people will
come to downtown Redwood City to join
in the traditional Fourth of July festivities:
the early-morning parade, the all-day
activities and the evening’s extravagant
fireworks display. Most people do not
know that it’s the Peninsula Celebration
Association (PCA) that makes this yearly
gala event possible, and this year the
historic organization celebrates a milestone
anniversary of 70 years.
The Peninsula Celebration Association originated in 1939 when
car dealer Ole Oleson, butcher Walt Maloney and real estate agent
Charles Holt brainstormed an event to keep Redwood City residents
from traveling out of town on the Fourth of July. “At that time, they
were involved with a rodeo, which was located where the current
Mervyn’s shopping plaza is. The rodeo was the big Fourth of July
event back then. But they felt that it was a great venue for other
attractions too and decided to take advantage of it. The parade and
carnival were created and became a reoccurring part of the July
Fourth activities,” said Bob Slesser, president of the PCA board of
directors. When the rodeo group dissipated, the people working
behind the scenes of the Fourth of July activities and parade
remained. “There was a group of people that strongly believed
they needed to keep all of the activities alive, mainly because the
Redwood City community had gotten very used to it. This was
the beginning of what is now known as the Peninsula Celebration
Association,” explained Slesser.
The PCA morphed through many stages, leading to a vital
reorganization in 1946 under the association presidency of Francis
Britschgi. A set of volunteer officials and a board of directors,
consisting of representatives from local community organizations,
were appointed. Through the years, many prominent individuals
from Redwood City have served on the board of directors for the
association. “The board went through a series of changes because
things around them were constantly changing,” said Slesser. The
PCA acquired the property where the festivities were held and, in the
mid-60s, agreed to sell the land due to the expansion of commercial
and industrial developments. As a result of intelligent investments
by the PCA Foundation board, sufficient interest income is still being
generated. The interest proceeds are put in a private endowment fund
and then managed by the foundation board. Thus far, the endowment
fund continues to assist in financing the parade, festival and fireworks
show. Local businesses, such as Redwood City Dodge, Graniterock
and T & H Lumber, contribute money and materials for all scheduled
events. The City of Redwood City, San Mateo County and the Port of
Redwood City also take part in sponsoring and providing outstanding
support to the PCA throughout the yearly planning process and on
the celebrated calendar day.
Throughout the years, the schedule of activities has remained the
same. The day kicks off with an early-morning parade that attracts
thousands of spectators. “If you drive by downtown Redwood City in
the afternoon of July 3, you can already see lawn chairs and blankets
along the parade route,” said Slesser. “Families go back to the same
spot every year. It is kind of a tradition for them.” This year’s special
70th anniversary parade will consist of 158 confirmed units with
approximately 2,000 participants and support personnel. “Sadly, we
are seeing a rapid decline in parade units from the schools due to
drastic financial cutbacks to performing arts and music programs,”
explained Slesser. Parade participants include floats, dance troupes,
acrobatic groups, musicians, school bands, horse units, military, Miss
California and political dignitaries. “Because this is an invitational
parade, cash prizes are given to the winners,” said Slesser.
“Receiving prize money gives parade contestants the opportunity to
increase their revenue by participating.”
The Fourth of July festival starts at 9 a.m. and continues throughout
the day until 5 p.m. In addition to its food and merchandise booths,
arts and crafts, activities for kids, expanded car show and live
entertainment for thousands of patrons to enjoy, the festival serves
“The safest place to launch
such a class of fireworks is
over water. We get those
shells up about 800 feet
into the air so the firework
display can be seen past
Foster City, Menlo Park and
as far up as the Foothills.”
Top: The PCA parade board takes a quick break for a photo. Above: Vince Truscelli, Donna Badella and Slesser discuss armbands.
as a viable, profitable avenue for the Redwood City community. In
fact, the festival was originally designed to give community service
groups the opportunity to raise funds. According to Slesser, having
fundraisers is an excellent way to make the Fourth of July festival
celebration increase in population and serves as an instrumental tool
in attracting prospective members to community service groups. “For
most of the community service groups that participate, the festival
is the biggest fundraiser, where a majority of their operating income
comes from. The give-back to the community is the overall benefit
from the Fourth of July operation, which is well over $40,000 per year.
And it all goes right back into the local community,” said Slesser.
The final feature of the day is the multihued fireworks display, which
starts at 9:30 p.m. and is considered to be the best in the West.
Because Redwood City does not currently have a single location that
can accommodate a very large crowd, the fireworks are launched off
a barge out of the Port of Redwood City. “The barge is quite large
and comes in exclusively from San Francisco,” said Slesser. “The
safest place to launch such a class of fireworks is over water. We get
those shells up about 800 feet into the air so the firework display can
be seen past Foster City, Menlo Park and as far up as the Foothills.”
This jam-packed celebration, which has now taken on the
catchphrase of “Family Fourth,” would not continue to function
successfully and operate so smoothly without the stream of
dedicated volunteers who perform diverse tasks year-round. “Our
volunteers work extremely hard, yet none of them will take credit for
the work that they are so committed in doing. The volunteers come
from all over and are constantly looking at ways to give back to the
community,” said Slesser. “The association has volunteers that even
have moved out of the Redwood City area and still come back into
town a couple of days before the Fourth to help out as needed. When
it comes to volunteers, we are a very fortunate organization. All of us
get a tremendous sense of pride and accomplishment when we see
thousands of people come to Redwood City for the day and go home
saying what a great time they had.
Slesser, who has been a volunteer for the PCA since 1986, plays
an integral part in the overall success of putting on this celebrated
neighborhood multiblock party for 30,000 to 50,000 people. With an
extensive background as an events coordinator, Slesser got involved
with the historic group through an informal barter agreement. “I went
to the Peninsula Celebration Association for assistance while I was
working on an outside project. They helped me, and I agreed to come
back on the Fourth of July to help them and have been doing so ever
since,” he said enthusiastically. “I keep volunteering because I enjoy
doing things for the community.” Slesser is also delighted to pass
the historic legacy on to the next generation of volunteers. “I’m very
encouraged by some of the new people that have come to join with
us. They have grasped technology and have helped bring advanced
technology to the organization,” he said. The new volunteer workers
shadow some of the more experienced volunteers. “We are teaching
them how an entertainment event gets put together,” said Slesser.
Since their pioneering days of promoting Independence Day 70
years ago, the Peninsula Celebration Association has matured into
a thriving, nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that feeds off the
enjoyment of thousands of others. “At the end of the Fourth of July
celebration, you stand there and look at all of the happy faces. In your
mind, you say it’s finally over, I’m tired, but I’m ready to do it all over
again next year. This is what we are all about and why we work so
hard year-round,” said Slesser. “And sometimes we even get a pizza!”
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Parties Around Town
Chamber of Commerce June
Mixers are an excellent benefit of your
Membership and a wonderful
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fellow Chamber Members!
Co-Hosted By: John Nelson-Coldwell
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The Service League
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Location: The Service League, 727
Middlefield Road, Redwood City
The Peninsula Celebration Association presents its 70th annual
Independence Day parade starting at 10 a.m. in Redwood City on
July 4. This year’s theme is “Seventy Years of Pageantry.” The event
will feature decorated floats, local performing groups, marching
bands, horses, military groups and an official Laguna Seca pace car.
In addition to the annual parade, the PCA also sponsors the Arts and
Crafts Festival along Middlefield Road between Veterans Boulevard
and Marshall Street from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will include
over 60 select craft vendors, food and beverage booths that support
local nonprofit community service organizations, and the “battle of
the bands” with the Stanford and UC Davis bands performing at 1:30
p.m. The main stage will host the Danny Hanson Band from 10:30 to
1:30 and the Marshall Law band from 2 to 5 p.m. The children’s area
stage will feature magician Phil Ackerly at 11:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3 p.m.
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July 4 th 2008 Event Map
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W H I P P L E A V E
W A R R E N
H O W L A N D S T
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B R E W S T E R A V E
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V E T E R A N S B L V D
The PCA will close out this year’s event with a high aerial fireworks
display launched from the Port of Redwood City starting at 9:30 p.m.
This show can be seen from many locations along the mid-Peninsula.
In conjunction with the PCA activities, other July Fourth community
events will include the Redwood City Fire Department’s annual
pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the downtown fire
station on Marshall Street, the Redwood City Parks, Recreation,
and Community Services Department’s annual pre-parade “Fun
Run” starting at 9 a.m. and the classic car show on Broadway at the
Courthouse Square from 8 to 4.
To El Camino Real
B R A D F O R D S T
M I D D L E F I E L D
W I N S L O W
B R O A D W A Y
H A M I L T O N
P o s t
O f f i c e
G o v e r n m e n t C e n t e r
M US E U M
P L A Z A
M I D D L E F I E L D
J E F F E R S O N
M I D D L E F I E L D
B R A D F O R D
M A I N S T
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S t a t i o n
M A R S H A L L
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= Horse Setup Area
For event maps and additional info, please visit www.parade.org.
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S T A M B A U G H
Nonprofits in Action
Advocates for Children
For as little as 10 hours a month, you could make
a lasting difference in the life of an abused and
Each year, 600 to 800 San Mateo County
children enter the foster care system as a result of
abuse and neglect. Advocates for Children, CASA
of San Mateo County, is actively seeking caring
and consistent adults to mentor and speak up
for the best interests of these children. Over 130
children are waiting for someone who cares.
If you would like to become a volunteer
advocate, or just want to learn more, please attend
an orientation held in their San Mateo office. Visit
their Web site (www.AdvocatesFC.org) or call
650-212-4423 for more information.
City Talk Toastmasters
Join the City Talk Toastmasters to develop
communication and leadership skills. The club
meets Wednesdays 12:30–1:30 p.m. in the Council
Chambers at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road.
Call Manny Rosas at 650-780-7468 if you would
like to check out a meeting or just stop in. Visit
www.toastmasters.org for more information about
the Toastmasters public speaking program.
CityTrees is a nonprofit working with the Public
Works Department to enhance and care for
Redwood City’s urban forest. They usually plant
or prune on the third Saturday of each month.
Check their Web site (www.citytrees.org) for a
listing of events and dates.
Family Service Agency of San
Looking for a dependable source of skilled,
reliable workers? Family Service Agency of San
Mateo County provides employers with mature,
ready-to-work, experienced workers who are 55
years and older. Employers contact the service
because they appreciate the superior work ethic
and the commitment to quality that mature
workers possess. There are no fees for hiring
candidates. Contact Barbara Clipper at 650-403-
4300, ext. 4368, to place your job order.
For those who are looking for work and are
at least 55 years of age, Family Service Agency
provides a range of services, including referrals
for classroom training, vocational counseling,
job referrals and on-the-job training for qualified
participants. Contact Connie Tilles at 650-403-
4300, ext. 4371, if you are looking for work.
Friends for Youth
Do you like to play video games, shoot hoops,
watch baseball games or just have fun? Then you
have what it takes to be a mentor!
As a mentor, you can hang out with a young
person like Reggie. He’s a 12-year-old who
loves pizza, baseball and cars. He lives with his
grandmother and three sisters and would love to
hang out with a guy and have fun. There are 30
boys like Reggie waiting to be matched with a
mentor like you. Most of the boys wait more than
a year to meet their mentors.
As a mentor with Friends for Youth, you will
have access to group activities like bowling,
miniature golf and camping trips, plus free tickets
to Giants, 49ers, Warriors and Sharks games and
more. In just a few hours a week you can make a
difference in the life of someone like Reggie.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor,
you are invited to attend a one-hour information
session in Redwood City. For upcoming
sessions, call 650-482-2871 or e-mail mentor@
Hearing Loss Association of the
Hearing Loss Association is a volunteer,
international organization of hard-of-hearing
people and their relatives and friends. The
nonprofit, nonsectarian, educational organization
is devoted to the welfare and interests of those
who cannot hear well but are committed to
participating in the hearing world.
A day meeting is held on the first Monday of
the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial
Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave. Educational
speakers and refreshments are provided. A
demonstration of assistive devices is held on the
first Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. in the
second-floor conference room at the Redwood City
Public Library, 1044 Middlefield Road. Please
call Marj at 650-593-6760 with any questions.
Nursing Mothers Counsel
Nursing Mothers Counsel, a nonprofit
organization since 1955, provides free
breastfeeding education and assistance by highly
trained counselors (moms who breastfed for at
least six months). To speak with a counselor (no
fee), call 650-327-MILK (327-6455).
NMC also offers free breastfeeding classes.
Moms (including babies), dads, grandmas and
friends are welcome. Classes are held the first
Saturday of each month at Mills Hospital in San
Mateo from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 650-327-MILK
(327-6455) to RSVP.
NMC also has breast pumps and breastfeeding
supplies available for purchase and rent. Call
650-364-9579. If you’d like to become a trained
counselor, call 650-365-2713. Visit their Web site
Optimist Club of Redwood City
The Optimists invite you to become a member of
Optimist International, one of the largest service
organizations in the world, where “bringing out
the best in kids” has been their mission for over
80 years. Whether you’re a club officer or a club
member who enjoys the fellowship and friendship
of others with a common greater good, Optimist
International needs and wants you as a member.
The Optimist Club of Redwood City meets
every Tuesday at 12 p.m. at Bakers Square, 949
Veterans Blvd. For information, call President
Anita-Mae Lollar at 650-366-7515 or John
Butterfield at 650-366-8803. Or come join them
for lunch to learn more about how you can make a
Peninsula Hills Women’s Club
Founded in 1960, Peninsula Hills Women’s Club,
a member of the General Federation of Women’s
Clubs and the California Federation of Women’s
Clubs, is a philanthropic organization serving the
community through charitable, educational and
service programs. Meetings are held the third
Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. For additional
information, contact PHWC, P.O. Box 1394,
Redwood City, CA 94064.
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA
In addition to sheltering and finding new homes
for stray and unwanted animals (100 percent
placement for healthy dogs and cats since 2003!),
PHS/SPCA has vital programs for people. The
shelter drives its mobile spay/neuter clinic into
low-income neighborhoods, offering owners free
“fixes” for their pets. PHS/SPCA also provides
a free animal behavior help line in English and
Spanish. Call 650-340-7022, ext. 783 or 786.
And domestic abuse victims who wish to leave
their abusive situation but are fearful of doing
so because they have pets can receive temporary
sheltering for their pets through PHS/SPCA. Call
650-340-7022, ext. 330.
Peninsula Sunrise Rotary Club
The Peninsula Sunrise Rotary Club was chartered
in April 1988. In the years since that time, the
club has met weekly at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast and
to hear a speaker at the Waterfront Restaurant at
Pete’s Harbor in Redwood City. The club, with
22 members, has frequently been honored as an
outstanding small club by Rotary District 5150,
which includes San Mateo, San Francisco and
part of Marin counties. For more information or
to join, call Marc Manuel at 650-306-9606.
Redwood City Education
The Redwood City Education Foundation is an
all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated
to providing students in the Redwood City
School District with a strong education that lays
the foundation for future success. They raise
private money to provide enrichment programs
to all students in the district. Their funding is
focused on academic achievement, music and
art, and health and wellness. They are currently
seeking new board members. Board members
are responsible for attending monthly meetings,
chairing board committees, participating
in fundraising and outreach activities, and
promoting RCEF in the community. If you are
interested in the possibility of serving on the
board, please contact Adam Borison at 650-363-
7271 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on
RCEF, check out www.rcef.org.
Redwood City Rotary
Redwood City Rotary performs many service
projects, provides college scholarships and
donates to international relief efforts. The 50-
member club meets in a spirit of good fellowship
and fun each Tuesday at 12:15 at the Sequoia
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Music on the Square + Art on the Square
in downtown Redwood City
Fridays, 6–8 p.m.
Come enjoy 18 wonderful shows not to be missed.
With top-quality local and national musical
performers — from rock, blues, salsa and swing
to Latin, Celtic, folk and country — music fans of
all ages will discover the wow in downtown with
our free summer concert series, now through the
beginning of October!
Along with Music on the Square, Art on the
Square joins in the mix beginning June 20 with
artists’ exhibits to complement your musical
July 11 – Zoostation (U2 tribute)
July 18 – Madison Blues Band (blues) + Art
on the Square
July 19 – Redwood City PAL Blues Festival
July 25 – Handful of Luvin (Seattle folk rock)
Aug. 1 – The New Morty Show (big band) +
Art on the Square
Sept. 19 – La Ventana + Art on the Square
Sept. 20 – Redwood City Salsa Festival
Visit www.redwoodcityartwalk.com for more
The Main Gallery
1018 Main St., Redwood City
Saturday–Sunday 10–3, and by
Nancy and Robert Terrebonne of Foster City will
present their latest works in a collaborative show
at The Main Gallery running from July 2 to Aug. 3.
Photographer Robert Terrebonne has a passion
for all things “nature” and this show, “A Garden
of Wonder,” promises a rainbow of colors.
Mixed media artist Nancy Terrebonne has
subtle touch. Her favorite subjects are plants and
fanciful animals as evidenced in this show, titled
“A Sea of Dreams.”
There will be a reception for the artists on
Sunday, July 6, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Also on exhibit during the show will be metal
sculptures by Redwood City artist Tom de Hoog.
Nancy Terrebonne creates mixed media
paintings and collages by using watercolor (to
which she adds ink, colored pencil, acrylic and/or
pastels) on various surfaces, including wrinkled
Japanese masa paper, hand-dyed tissues and
newsprint, and a nonabsorbent synthetic paper
called Tyvek. She especially enjoys painting fish,
coral, other animals and flowers.
Nancy has been an active member of the art
community in California and Hawaii for nearly
25 years. She has exhibited and won awards for
her artworks in many different venues, and she
continues to enrich her art and her life by taking
workshops and by painting regularly with friends.
Currently she exhibits and sells her art at The
Main Gallery and at Maui Hands in Hawaii.
Robert Terrebonne has been photographing
gardens and other natural areas in California
and Hawaii for many years. He has won many
awards and exhibited in juried shows in both
Maui and the Bay Area. Like most photographers
today, he works in a digital format from camera
to computer to printer. Currently his work is on
exhibit at The Main Gallery.
Artistry in Fashion
Professional Designer Sale
Saturday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cañada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd. at
Highway 280, Redwood City
A fun, inspiring event where you meet
professional designers and browse through an
array of one-of-a-kind fashion pieces including
clothing, hats, handbags, jewelry and more. Now
in its 17th year, the event benefits students with
scholarships and serves as a learning experience
in event planning and marketing. Refreshments
are available for sale throughout the day. Free
parking. Wheelchair accessible. Visit www.
artistryinfashion.com or call 650-306-3370 for
San Mateo County History Museum
777 Hamilton St., Redwood City
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
$2–$4; free for children 5 and under
The museum is located in the Old Courthouse
with its historic dome. Collections include horsedrawn
carriages, models, railroads from Caltrans
and the Ocean Shore Railroad, relics from San
Mateo’s past and lithographic art dating from 1875.
The Grand Rotunda is the architectural highlight
of the restored 1910 building. Its stained glass
dome is reported to be the largest on the Pacific
Coast in a public building.
Courtroom A, restored to its 1910 appearance,
features a stained-glass ceiling and is the oldest
courtroom in San Mateo County.
Living the California Dream is an object art
theater exploring the development of the suburban
lifestyle on the Peninsula. Sit down and enjoy the show.
Land of Opportunity: The Immigrant Experience
in San Mateo County features the cultural groups
that formed the county, including the Irish,
Filipino, Portuguese, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese
San Mateo County History Makers: Entrepreneurs
Who Changed the World follows a timeline of
innovation in business and industry with “touchand-learn
stations” about computer technology,
medicine and finance.
Nature’s Bounty explores how the earliest people
of the Peninsula used natural resources and how
those resources were utilized to help build San
Francisco after the discovery of gold in 1849.
Includes interactive displays for young children.
Journey to Work describes how transportation
transformed San Mateo County from a frontier
to a suburb with “touch-and-learn stations” and
historical photo opportunities.
Charles Parsons Ships of the World features 24
historic model ships hand-crafted by Charles
Parsons of San Carlos. Based on the historic plans
for the ships, each model is completely unique
and intricately pieced together.
San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame honors
athletes who have made significant contributions
to their sport. The exhibit pays homage to John
Madden, Barry Bonds and Tom Brady, among others.
Politics, Crime and Law Enforcement is the
theme of the Atkinson Meeting Room, including
a display of the Walter Moore Law Enforcement
Collection of historic badges.
Outstanding African-Americans of San Mateo
County (through Oct. 5). View artifacts, photos
and memorabilia from local community members
who have observed the impact of the African-
American people upon this county.
Behind the Gates of the Great Estates on the
Peninsula (through Nov. 9). Enter the world of
refined Victorian mansions, elaborately carved
furniture and formal dining that set the tone for
gracious and elegant living, where good manners
were highly valued while questionable behavior
was not discussed in polite conversation … except
in secret, behind the gates.
Gabriel Moulin’s Photos of San Francisco
Peninsula from 1910 to 1930 (through Nov. 9).
Be transported back to the days of elegant living
by viewing photographs of the great estates in
San Mateo County by Gabriel Moulin (1872-
1945), California’s premier society photographer.
The treasures of his photographs are the most
beautiful mansions we will never see except in
rare photos. It is an era that is gone with the wind.
Nonprofits in the News
Peninsula Hills Women’s Club
At the recent Loma Prieta District Convention
of the California Federation of Women’s Clubs,
Peninsula Hills Women’s Club was honored with
the following awards in the “Medium Club”
First Place: Membership, International Affairs,
Public Relations, Safety, Education – Lifelong
Learning, Conservation – Resource Conservation,
Arts in the Community
Honorable Mention: Home Life – Women’s
Health, Public Affairs – Citizenship, Fundraising
Certificate of Appreciation: Northern California
In May, at the California Federation of Women’s
Clubs State Convention, Peninsula Hills Women’s
Club received the following awards.
First Place: International Affairs and Education
Department – Lifelong Learning
These awards recognize outreach to the
community and to the world by Peninsula
Hills Women’s Club through their efforts in
supporting Heifer International, Habitat for
Humanity, Pennies for Pines, Edison Clinic
and the Mexican Migrant Camp, among other
projects. Club members host a Thanksgiving
dinner each year for seniors and members of the
community. Members and “friends” have knitted
and distributed over 350 baby hats to children
in Mexico, Nepal, Africa and the United States.
Midwife kits were assembled and distributed
through Lutheran World Relief.
Founded in 1960, Peninsula Hills Women’s Club,
a member of the General Federation of Women’s
Clubs and the California Federation of Women’s
Clubs, is a philanthropic organization serving the
community through charitable, educational and
Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each
month (excluding July and August) at 7 p.m. For
additional information, please contact PHWC,
P.O. Box 1394, Redwood City, CA 94064. Or
join them at 7 p.m. on Sept. 17 at Community
Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Ave.,
Redwood City, CA.
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Nonprofits in Action: Continued
Club, 1695 Broadway, to hear speakers and plan
community benefits, including the annual July 4
raffle that raises $80,000 for 12 local charities.
For more information about joining, contact
President Alpio Barbara at 650-369-0351.
Redwood City Sunrise Lions Club
This group is small but has a growing
membership. All members either live or work
in our community and share a common goal of
making our city a better place to live. This club
is one of over 44,000 Lions Clubs in 199 nations.
Chartered in 1966, the club has been vigorously
active helping eyesight-impaired youth in our
schools and seniors who are hearing-impaired.
Join them for breakfast! The Lions meet every
Wednesday at Bob’s Court House Coffee Shop,
2198 Broadway, beginning at 7:15 a.m. Call Bill
Gibbons at 650-766-8105 for more details.
Redwood City Women’s Club
Redwood City Women’s Club meets at the
clubhouse, 149 Clinton St., the first Thursday of
each month September through June. Social at
11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon, followed by meeting
and program. For information, visit the group’s
Web site at rwcwc.com.
Sequoia High School Alumni
The group meets the fourth Tuesday of each
month at the Sequoia District Board Room, 480
James Ave., at 7 p.m. All alumni and friends
of Sequoia are welcome to attend. For more
information call Nancy at 650-592-5822, visit the
Web site at sequoiahsalumniassoc.org or e-mail
Sequoia Stamp Club
This club was established in 1947 and invites
community members to visit. The club meets
at the Community Activities Building, 1400
Roosevelt Ave., every second and fourth Tuesday
at 7:45 p.m. There is a program every meeting and
refreshments are served. The dues are only $3
per year. Contact Hank at 650-593-7012, e-mail
email@example.com or visit the group’s
Web site at www.penpex.org. Sequoia Stamp Club
sponsors a free stamp show at the same location
on the first weekend in December.
Soroptimist International of South
The Soroptimists invite you to become a member
of Soroptmist International, the world’s largest
service organization for business and professional
women, where “improving the lives of women
and children” has been their mission since 1921.
Soroptimists work through service projects to
advance human rights and the status of women
locally and abroad. Soroptimist International
of South Peninsula needs and wants you as a
member. While helping women’s and children’s
causes, you will enjoy fellowship and lasting
friendships. They meet the second Thursday of
every month. For more information, please call
their president, Maria, at 650-366-0668, Monday–
Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Woodside Terrace A.M. Kiwanis Club
Since October 1956, the Woodside Terrace A.M.
Kiwanis Club has been devoted to community
service in Redwood City. Through the decades,
the club has provided funds to help many worthy
community programs and continues to add more
community projects. The Key Club of Sequoia
High School, sponsored by the Woodside Terrace
A.M. Kiwanis Club, was chartered in 1994 and
has been involved in raising money and donating
time and effort to many programs.
The Woodside Terrace A.M. Kiwanis Club
meets every Wednesday morning 7:15–8:30 a.m.
at the Waterfront Restaurant, 1 Uccelli Blvd. (at
Pete’s Harbor). They invite you to come to their
meetings and check out the club’s Web site at
Woodside Terrace Optimist Club
This is a unique club made up of senior citizens
who want to stay involved. Most, but not all, come
from the residence at Woodside Terrace. The club
is open to all of the community and provides an
opportunity for seniors to be useful.
The club’s funds are raised by a card, candy
and necklace sale held on the fourth Wednesday
of each month in the main lobby at 485 Woodside
Road, open to the public. All greeting cards are a
dollar each. They sell See’s and other candy bars
and hold a See’s fundraiser for holidays. One of
their members makes beautiful necklaces and
sells them for $10 or more if one wishes to make a
larger donation to the club.
The club has a tutoring project at Taft School
and has contributed to school libraries, the
Children’s Cancer Campaign, the Optimist
Volunteers for Youth Camp near La Honda
for needy children, the Optimist Jr. World
Golf program, Challenge Day and many other
programs for kids.
Lunches/meetings are at 12:30 p.m. on the
second and fourth Wednesdays of each month in
the Assisted Living Dining Room at Woodside
Terrace. Guests are welcome. Please call president
Jack Murphy at 650-780-9891 or Millie Cole at
650-366-1392 for reservations.
This local organization is dedicated to
empowering students through literacy and
investing community members in underserved
public schools. YES Reading recruits and
trains community volunteers to provide oneon-one
tutoring for elementary and middle
school students reading below grade level.
The organization partners with historically
underresourced public schools and works closely
with classroom teachers to provide curriculumbased,
results-oriented intervention for lowperforming
YES Reading operates several reading centers
on the Peninsula and in the South Bay, including
a site at Selby Lane School in Atherton. If you
are interested in becoming a reading tutor for a
child who needs your help, please call 408-945-
9316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the YES
Reading Web site at www.yesreading.org.
Editor’s note: If you are connected with
a nonprofit organization and want your
information printed in The Spectrum, send
it to email@example.com or The
Spectrum Magazine, P.O. Box 862, Redwood
City, CA 94064. Let our community know your
contributions and maybe they will want to join you.
WE’RE PROUD TO BE A PART OF
Days like today really do bring everyone in our community
closer together. That’s why we wanted to say thanks.
Thanks for all the fun. Thanks for the memories. But
more than anything else, thanks for letting us be a part
of this incredible place we’re proud to call home.
David M Amann
702 Marshall Street Suite 515
Redwood City, CA 94063
www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC
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Norcal Will Not
Waste Their Chance
to Clean Up
San Mat eo County
By Michael Erler, Special to The Spectrum
This story is garbage.
Well, actually, it’s about garbage. It’s about the people
who pick it up for you and the people who employ those
people. Really, it’s about a revolutionary company that
is trying, slowly but surely, to alter the way we think
about our junk. It’s a feel-good story about a group of
like-minded environmentalists living and thriving in the
corporate world, getting their hands dirty for all the right
reasons. It’s a story that could happen only in California.
Norcal Waste Systems Inc. is trying to change the world.
It’s not a new company, far from it. Norcal
has been around, in one incarnation or another,
for 88 years and was founded in San Francisco,
the city where Norcal holds the exclusive waste
collection and recycling contracts and still keeps
its corporate offices. The operation has grown
steadily and now has 22 subsidiaries under its
umbrella: companies such as San Bruno Garbage
Co. Inc., SF Recycling and Disposal Inc., and
Foothill Disposal Co. Inc.
Many aspects of Norcal Waste Systems make it
unique in the garbage collection game, but chief
among them is that it is the largest 100-percent
employee-owned and operated waste collection
operation in the United States. When the company
makes a profit, everyone who works there gets a
share of that profit. And come Aug. 29, there’s a
decent chance that if you know somebody who
works for Norcal Waste Systems, whether it be
a relative, a friend or a mere acquaintance, that
would be the day to hit that person up for a loan.
Because, you see, Aug. 28, that’s the big day.
That’s when all of us get to find out if Norcal
Waste Systems can do for the Peninsula what
they’ve done for the City. Aug. 28 will change a
lot of people’s lives in a fairly major way. Aug. 28
is when the South Bayside Waste Management
Authority (SBWMA), the organization that San
Mateo County’s elected officials have entrusted
for years in all matters related to waste collection,
will announce which of four companies
— incumbent Allied Waste Industries, Norcal
Waste Systems, Fort Lauderdale–based Republic
Services or Bayside Environmental Services &
Transfer (aka BEST, a conglomeration of local
companies) — gets the exclusive contract to pick
up, process and recycle the county’s garbage
beginning in 2011. It will be a 10-year contract
worth a cool $700 million.
One would think that as this day draws nearer
and nearer, those who stand to gain — or lose
— the most would be nervous wrecks, unable to
sleep, unable to eat, with an alarming pallor to their
sunken faces and their last smile a distant memory.
But to observe Norcal Waste Systems
executives Gino Gasparini and Mario Puccinelli
Mike Scanlon, Councilman Jeff Ira, Norcal Waste Systems employees John Zerelli and Gino Gasparini, Chamber CEO Larry Buckmaster at a recent Redwood City-San Mateo
County Chamber Business Connection.
(“Just a couple of regular ol’ Irish guys,”
Gasparini said, laughing) tear into the beef
teriyaki of their bento boxes and gobble down
California rolls during a recent Monday business
lunch at Half Moon Bay’s Sushi Main Street, it
quickly becomes apparent that the opposite is
true. These men, these grizzly, once-upon-atime
blue collars who woke up God knows how
early every day for years and years, sweating,
grunting and toiling on their garbage routes, were
laughing, smiling and regaling their guest with
stories from their pasts, making it sound like such
a ball to do what they did before becoming suits.
They were tanned, upbeat, jovially discussing the
NBA finals, and they appeared as relaxed as two
people with their day-to-day responsibilities can be.
Gasparini is the company’s business and
development manager. White hair aside, he’s
got the face and enthusiasm of a man 15 years
his junior, and if he isn’t being sincere when
describing how much of a thrill he gets from
cleaning up a local beach with a bunch of
volunteers, then he should prepare a speech
thanking the Academy. Gasparini’s served in the
past on the Redwood City–San Mateo County
Chamber of Commerce and will be president
of the Burlingame chapter in 2009. Puccinelli,
meanwhile, has a look more out of central casting,
not fully comfortable wearing a tie or using
chopsticks. He’s a good family man, but as the
vice president and general manager of San Bruno
Garbage Co., he gives the sense he’d rather be
working than talking. Between them, they have
nearly 60 years in the business.
“The founders of our company were the
original recyclers,” Puccinelli said. “That’s where
they got the name ‘the San Mateo Scavengers’ from.
They would pull out the glass and the rags from the
garbage in the 1920s because they were valuable.”
Gasparini knows all about the San Mateo Scavengers.
“My father was an original partner in the
San Mateo County Scavenger Company. I
started working there as a teenager in 1972 for a
summer job and never left,” he said, smiling at
the memory. The San Mateo County Scavenger
Company was bought by Browning-Ferris
Industries (BFI) in 1974. BFI was bought by
Allied in 1999. Soon after the takeover, Gasparini
left Allied and went to work for Norcal Waste
Systems, where he’s happily been since 2003.
Draw your own conclusions.
It’s difficult to predict which way the San Mateo
County contract will go. All four companies made
their presentations and proposals in May, trying
to outdo one another and promising the latest
technology, the “greenest” approach, the best
customer service. Still, it is difficult to imagine the
incumbents winning. It stands to reason that if the
county was happy with Allied, there would be no
need to open up the process for others to make their case.
“Contracts do come up as a matter of business
but, for example, San Bruno’s contract just came
up recently and they chose to renew their deal
with Norcal until 2019,” said Puccinelli proudly.
Norcal Waste Systems has many assets going
for it. It’s been a pioneer in all facets of recycling
and set the industry standard with its “singlestream
recycling” for plastic, metal and paper.
Among the innovations the company can boast
is its compost-recycling program, which has
been a big success in San Francisco and will
be quickly duplicated all over the world. The
company’s scientists have found a way to turn
food scraps and leftovers from restaurants and
private residences into nutrient-enriched soil
that organic farmers can use as an alternative to
chemical-based fertilizers. The company boasts a
“75 percent rate of return” on all construction and
demolition recycling, also the industry standard.
Meanwhile, in addition to numerous
community clean-up projects that Gasparini
is actively involved in, Norcal Waste Systems
hosts local elementary schools on field trips to
their facilities to teach kids at an early age the
environmental importance of recycling (with the
implication being that they, in turn, would teach
their parents). Also, the company has started an
“artists in residence” program that invites local
artists to live in their facility for four months and
create art out of garbage, to be displayed in a
gallery-style showing at the end of the program.
Last year’s event even had a symphony performed
by an orchestra of instruments made out of
garbage. No other waste removal company has
anything remotely like this.
Norcal Waste Systems is the greenest waste
collection company, the one most dedicated to
being involved in the communities it’s a part of
and the one with the most motivated, customer
“The founders of our company were the original recyclers.”
service–driven employees. They even have a new
device on their trucks called RouteWire, which
is an on-board computer that’s one part GPS, one
part Rolodex, one part 911 dispatcher and one part
scale. The drivers know everything there is to
know about their customers and their needs going in.
Whether the company will get the San Mateo
County contract or not is anyone’s guess, and
Gasparini wouldn’t hazard one. And he was way
too smart to be baited into speculating about why
Allied has fallen out of favor, saying only, “It’s
not my position to speak about other companies.”
This wasn’t surprising at all, considering that
the man has spent his life picking up trash, not
However, when asked whether he believes
Norcal Waste Systems is the front-runner to get
the nod, he couldn’t stifle his smile, even while
biting into a piece of sushi.
Norcal Waste Systems is the
greenest waste collection
company, the one most
dedicated to being involved
in the communities it’s a
part of and the one with the
most motivated, customer
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Through the Years (continued from page 16)
in the summer and fall of 1865, the
realization that they had survived the
disease and slaughter while many of
their neighbors and friends had not
was a constant traveling companion.
They had an understandable wish
to commemorate their departed
companions and gather with those
who knew the experience of battle
in this cruelest of wars. This human
impulse led to the formation, less
than one year after the end of the
conflict, of the first post of what
would become the Grand Army of
the Republic (GAR). Seven months
later, in November 1866, the first
national encampment of the group
was held in Indianapolis. In an age
when there was no national media to
shape public opinion, or any generaluse
communication system beyond
the three-cent handwritten letter, the
speed of this organizing effort is
testimony to the desire these men
had to commemorate their deceased
comrades and aid the widows
and orphans the conflict had left
throughout the land.
The GAR, as it was soon called,
became a major force in American
society during the next 60 years. It
was first organized in the small cities
and towns of the northern states by
the neighbors and townsmen who
had served together in state militia
units; it moved out with the opening
of the West during the rest of the
century. Chapters in western towns
like Redwood City were natural
points of familiarity and gathering to
those who had endured the war and
then journeyed west.
In 1884, the George Evans
Post of the GAR was founded in
Redwood City. Here, the few men,
like Charles Benjamin, who had
lived in Redwood City prior to
fighting in the war met men like
Will Frisbie. They had many of the
same experiences and concerns
over matters like pensions and
health care for the survivors and
the families of the fallen. The
GAR was a force in the political
life of America for the remainder
of the century; certainly all the
Republican nominees for president
until Theodore Roosevelt had
been serving officers in the Union
Army during the war. Will Frisbie’s
wartime commander, Gen. Devins,
served as the seventh commander
in chief of the GAR during the
years 1873–75, just prior to his
appointment as attorney general in
the Hayes administration.
The Civil War had been the first
American conflict to institute a
draft to raise an army. The social
dislocations that this kind of largescale
war effort created had never
been felt in the United States before.
Both the American Revolution
and the War of 1812 were fought
on a regional basis, and the small
standing army that had fought the
Mexican-American War was not
adequate to the task of completely
conquering and subduing an entire
region like the Confederacy. The
draft created, for the first time in the
American experience, a massive army.
The invention and installation
of the railroad in the previous two
decades meant that it was possible
to move this massive army over far
larger areas than had ever been done
before. Thus the distances from
home and family support created
a need for a medical system that
could attend to men whose families,
the usual medical caregivers, were
hundreds of miles away.
The heroic efforts of Clara Barton
and others to care for the wounded
on the battlefields and in the
primitive field hospitals are a part
of both Civil War legend and the
struggle for a larger role for women
in the 19th century. In the aftermath
of the Civil War, the women who
had been part of the efforts to raise
money to supply the troops with
things like bandages, medicines and
even wool socks began to organize
themselves into groups connected
with the local posts of the GAR
throughout the country.
Beginning in Portland, Maine, in
1869, the women family members
and those who pledged allegiance
to the ideals of the men in the GAR
organized a relief society for work
among the needy. By April of 1879,
representatives of the societies in
several states met in Fitchburg,
Mass., and formally organized
the Women’s Relief Corps. Within
four years, the 1883 Grand Army
national encampment in Denver
recognized the WRC as an official
auxiliary, and the first national
convention was held in 1884.
Marrying Will Frisbie pulled
Geraldine into activities of the
Women’s Relief Corps. In the 1885
photograph of Redwood City’s
GAR group on the steps of the
Congregational Church, Geraldine
Cooley Frisbie stands on the right
side of the group in full widow’s
weeds, as she had been widowed for
the second time in May 1885 when
Will died at the age of 54 and was
buried in Union Cemetery.
Geraldine Frisbie now put
her energy into the work of the
Women’s Relief Corps. She was
elected president of the George
Evans Chapter in Redwood City in
1887 and president of the California
Nevada Department of the WRC in
1890. By the mid 1890s, the need for
supportive housing for the nurses
of the Civil War spurred the group
to found the Women’s Relief Corps
Home at Evergreen in Santa Clara
County. Geraldine Cooley Frisbee
served as president of the home’s
board of trustees for over 34 years
as an appointee of several governors
of California. In 1912, during the
national convention of the WRC
in Los Angeles, she was elected
national president of the group.
Women had won the right to vote
in California in 1911 due in part to
the leadership in civic affairs and
the legacy of public good works
of groups like the Women’s Relief
Corps and Geraldine Cooley Frisbie.
At the time of her death in 1929,
articles in all the local newspapers
reported her extensive public service.
Geraldine, Lester Cooley and
Will Frisbie are all buried in the
crypt in the Frisbie-Cooley plot in
The Grand Army of The Republic, Redwood
Lester Cooley at age 30.
As I Was Saying…
(continued from page 6)
He is in a perfect position to run for
her seat in four years when she is
termed out. That is, if anyone will
There were two state propositions
that I split, and I thought the County
Measure O — the one-eighth-cent
sales tax — would squeak by and
win, but it was defeated big time.
Last time I don’t trust my gut
I also predicted that county
Supervisor Jerry Hill would win
the 19th District Democratic State
Assembly nomination, and he
did. Now he must face off against
Republican Catherine Brinkman
in November. Gee, I wonder who will
win that race?
So who were the election winners
and losers? Winners: Franchi, Hill
and Bostic. Losers: the “county
political machine” for backing
Nastari and thinking voters would
just read endorsements and vote that
way. Has it ever occurred to them
that maybe this shows that voters
are not happy with the status quo?
While we are on the topic of
elections, the next City Council
race is not for another 15 months,
but for some the race has already
begun. Planning Commissioner
Janet Borgens has already declared
her intention to run, as has Housing
and Human Concerns Committee
member Kevin Bondonno. I
am now hearing that Planning
Commissioner John Seybert will
indeed announce his intentions very
soon and throw his name into the
race. All three of them are smart
to get their names out early, and if
I know them as I think I do, they
are already walking precincts and
gathering support. Aren’t you?
I wonder if Councilman Jeff Ira
will be running for re-election?
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Finance: Declare Your Financial Independence Day
By David Amann, Special to The Spectrum
As we get close to the Fourth of
July, you may be thinking of where
you’ll be going to attend a picnic,
watch fireworks or engage in any of
the other activities that accompany
the holiday. And while it’s always
meaningful to commemorate our
nation’s many freedoms, you may
want to take this opportunity to
think about another celebration
of liberty — your own “Financial
However, unlike the Fourth of July, Financial
Independence Day won’t just show up on the
calendar — you have to work to make it happen.
Here are a few suggestions for doing just that:
Liberate yourself from debt. You don’t have
to be a free spender to rack up a lot of debt — the
cost of living is high, and sometimes you need
to use loans and credit. But the more money
you owe, the harder it is to achieve financial
independence, so try to reduce, consolidate or
eliminate as many debts as possible. You may
have to drive that old car one year longer or
postpone that vacation until you can pay for it up
front, but these and similar moves may pay off
down the road.
Emancipate your investments. To achieve
your long-term financial goals, you need your
investments to provide you with the combination
of growth potential and income that’s appropriate
for your individual needs. To accomplish this,
though, these investments need to be “free” from
being raided constantly to pay for the costs of
everyday life. That’s why you should establish
an emergency fund containing six to 12 months’
worth of living expenses. By keeping this fund
in a liquid account, you won’t have to tap into
your investments the next time you have a major
car repair, need a new appliance or face an
unexpected medical bill.
Unchain the potential of your retirement
accounts. Every time you get a raise, boost your
contributions to your retirement plan at work —
your 401(k), 403(b) or 457(b). Your money has the
potential to grow on a tax-deferred basis, and you
typically contribute pretax dollars, so the more
you put in, the lower your annual adjusted gross
income will be. But if you’re not contributing the
maximum allowed, or at least as much as you can
afford, you’re putting “shackles” on the ability
of these plans to help you attain the retirement
lifestyle you’ve envisioned.
Free your family from threats to your
income. Without your income, would your
family be able to pay off the mortgage? Or
send your children to college? Or meet any
of the financial goals you’ve set? Financial
independence will always be elusive unless you
protect your family from the potential loss of
your income — and that’s why you need adequate
life insurance, especially in the years when your
children are young and you’re still paying on your
house. At the same time, you may need disability
insurance to replace your income if you can’t
work due to illness or injury. Your employer
may offer a disability policy, but it might be
insufficient to meet your needs, so you may need
to add extra coverage.
By taking these and other steps, you can go a long
way toward turning Financial Independence Day
from a goal to a reality — so take action soon.
The Veterans Memorial
Senior Center, 1455
Madison Ave., Redwood
City, is providing the
following activities that are
open to the public during
the month of July.
Monday Morning Movie Madness
Every Monday in July, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Come to the VMSC every Monday in July for a
free classic movie in our state-of-the-art movie
theater! After the movie, enjoy a hearty lunch
for only $4.50. Call Michele at 650-780-7344 for
June 30: “Yankee Doodle Dandy”
July 7: “How Green Was My Valley”
July 14: “It Happened One Night”
July 21: “Casablanca”
July 28: “Marty”
Wednesday Wii Bit of Fitness!
Every Wednesday morning, 9:30–11 a.m.
This ongoing program utilizes the latest and
greatest Nintendo technology to help you focus on
your fitness goals while having fun. Check out the
latest craze with the Fitness Wii. Free for all! For
more info, call Stephanie at 650-780-7313.
Celebrate America BBQ
Thursday, July 3, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Celebrate America at the Veterans Memorial
Senior Center and be sure to wear your red, white
and blue! Games and opportunity drawing will
start at 11 a.m. Music by the San Mateo Elks
Band. Menu will be hamburgers, hot dogs, baked
beans, macaroni salad and dessert. Cost $7. Call
650-780-7259 to reserve your tickets.
Free Health Lecture: Dental Issues
Thursday, July 24, 1–2 p.m.
This free lecture is presented by Dr. Todd Adams of
Manzo Dental. Dr. Adams will discuss common
problems with teeth, gums, jaws and more that we
encounter as we age. Dr. Adams will also provide
prevention techniques and possible solutions for
such problems. For more information, please
contact Merrylen at 650-780-7320.
To learn more about the Veterans Memorial
Senior Center, call 650-780-7270. Redwood City
Parks, Recreation and Community Services
Department provides recreational facilities and
activities for all ages and interests, and supplies
building and custodial services for city buildings.
Redwood City Parks also operates the Veterans
Memorial Senior Center and the Fair Oaks
Community Center, providing social, educational
and cultural activities as well as information,
referral and counseling services to persons living
in Redwood City and neighboring communities.
Redwood City Parks is more than you think! Its
Web site is at www.redwoodcity.org/parks.
Cañada College Will
Close Parking Lots on
Fourth of July
The Cañada College campus will
be closed on the Fourth of July
and school administrators are
urging people who annually use
the school’s parking lots to view
fireworks across the Peninsula to
make alternative plans.
Cañada College is located at the
top of Farm Hill Boulevard just off
of Highway 280, and the school’s
parking lots offer panoramic views
of the Peninsula. For years, people
have been parking their cars in the
school’s parking lots to watch the
Fourth of July fireworks displays
from Redwood Shores to the
Shoreline Amphitheater. This is the
first time in recent memory that the
lots have been closed for the Fourth
of July holiday.
“We apologize to all the people
who annually plan to view fireworks
from the campus parking lots, but
those lots will be unavailable due to
construction around campus,” said
Cañada College President Thomas
Mohr. “It’s a safety issue. There will
be heavy equipment parked in one
lot and the other will be undergoing
Mohr said security will be posted
at both the Farm Hill Boulevard
and Cañada Road entrances to the
school on the Fourth of July. No one
will be permitted to enter campus
that evening. “We’ll be back open
again next year and the parking lots
will be improved,” he said.
County and City Officials
Talk Jail Sites
County officials agreed to consider
sites outside Redwood City for
a new jail but did not commit
to halting negotiations for the
former Cemex site, just feet from a
multiuse development city officials
worry is now in jeopardy, said
Mayor Rosanne Foust.
Foust, Councilwoman Diane
Howard and City Manager Peter Ingram
met with county supervisors Mark
Church and Adrienne Tissier behind
closed doors in hopes of clearing
the air after a public spat about
whether a new correctional facility
should be in Redwood City and also
if the decision was being made with
appropriate community input.
The meeting was shut to staff and
the public, but Foust said afterwards
that the two sides agreed to working
“It’s kind of what you hope
for,” Foust said. “We agreed we
need to meet more often, stay
in communication, and they
acknowledged an institutional
disconnect. I thought it was very
Foust expects to recount the
meeting in a letter and bring the
matter back to the City Council
through an informational update.
At a City Council meeting, Foust
and the entire council called for the
county to end ongoing negotiations
for a new jail site until other
possibilities were considered.
At the meeting with the county
officials, Foust said, the county
officials agreed to look at sites
outside Redwood City but did not
agree to end negotiations.
“That’s still something we will
continue to watch closely,” Foust
said. “They didn’t commit, but I
think [Tissier and Church] need to
share with the entire board before
making any decisions.”
The Cemex parcels was scheduled
for the Board of Supervisors June 17
agenda as both a closed and regular
The appearance of the land on the
board’s closed session last month
is what tipped Redwood City off
that the county was looking beyond
rebuilding the women’s jail on the
current Maple Street location.
The land, at 1402–1450 Maple
St., is less than 1,000 feet away
from the already-approved 800-
unit Peninsula Park mixed-use
development. The developer
reportedly grew incensed at the
idea of a new multistory jail so
near and threatened to pull out of
the project. The council in turn
directed its wrath at the county,
accusing officials of jeopardizing
its hard-earned redevelopment
plans and making decisions without
input from either the council or the
community. Foust fired off a letter
to Tissier, board president, and
residents established an anti-jail
coalition and Web site.
County Manager John Maltbie
responded with a letter deeming
the coalition effort “highly
inflammatory and inaccurate.” He
countered arguments that Redwood
City is saddled with the majority of
correctional facilities by pointing
out the Youth Services Center in the
Highlands neighborhood and South
Aside from seeking a warm
welcome, the effort for a new jail
may also need community backing
for financial support. The county
is eyeing a $140 million facility
with five floors to accommodate
more than 1,000 inmates and
programs such as alcohol and drug
rehabilitation. The state recently
denied the county’s application
for up to $100 million in funding
toward a new facility, leaving
the county faced with traditional
financing options like bonds.
San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office
Capt. Trisha Sanchez is set to
become the first woman to serve as
assistant sheriff in the department’s
Sanchez will replace Greg Trindle,
who retires at the end of June after
serving 36 years with the Sheriff’s
Office. Sanchez was the first woman
in the department to rise to the rank
of captain and will move to the new
position July 1. She will be the third
in command under Sheriff Greg
Munks and Undersheriff Carlos
Sanchez comes from a long
lineage of law enforcement.
Generations ago, her greatgrandfather,
Capt. Don Tomas
Sanchez, founded the town of
Laredo, Texas, in 1755. A direct
descendant, Dario Sanchez, became
the sheriff of Webb County, Texas,
in 1883. Trisha Sanchez, however,
grew up in the Southern California
town of Sierra Madre. She moved
to Menlo Park when her family
relocated to Northern California,
according to the Sheriff’s Office.
A graduate of Woodside High
School, Sanchez worked in the
restaurant business while attending
the College of San Mateo. Two
seminal events spurred the
realization that she wanted to
do more: attending a career day
at the county fairgrounds and
accompanying an uncle, who was
a Los Angeles police sergeant,
on ride-alongs, according to the
Sanchez became a reserve
officer with the Sheriff’s Office
and soon went to work full-time
as a patrol deputy working the
areas of Redwood City, East Palo
Alto, Woodside and our coastal
communities. During that time,
Sanchez attended school and
earned both a bachelor’s degree in
management and a master’s degree
in leadership, according to the
Longtime San Mateo
County Sheriff Dies
The youngest sheriff ever elected in
San Mateo County died at the age
Earl B. Whitmore died in a Santa
Rosa hospital, according to the San
Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
Whitmore was a 30-year-old
Redwood City police sergeant
when he was elected to office
in 1950. His campaign for the
county sheriff emphasized an anticorruption
platform of reform. His
23 years at the head of county law
enforcement saw the department
grow from a rural organization with
55 deputies to a suburban area with
380 deputies by the time he retired
in 1973, according to the Sheriff’s
Whitmore was responsible
for adding middle management
positions in the Sheriff’s Office,
where there were previously only
the sheriff, undersheriff and
deputies. He also implemented
one of the first helicopter units in
the state during the 1960s and the
work furlough program that allowed
convicted prisoners to maintain
their jobs. In 1960, he opened the
Sheriff’s Honor Camp in La Honda
for less serious offenders and
utilized inmate labor to assist in
creating fire trails and construction
work for the local community,
according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Whitmore was one of the early
graduates of the FBI National
Academy in Quantico, Va. He
was the founder of the San Mateo
County Sheriff’s Office Association
and was a former president of the
California State Sheriff’s Association,
according the Sheriff’s Office.
His law enforcement skills were
He played an instrumental
role in capturing the notorious
murderer of Hillsborough police
Officer Eugene Doran in 1959. He
became personally involved in the
investigation, leading the manhunt
that tracked the killer to Reno, Nev.
The killer was captured and returned
to San Mateo County for trial.
Whitmore retired 35 years ago
and was living in the Santa Rosa
area with his wife, Beverly.
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A Minute With: Mary Mortenson
Mary Mortenson was born in Hinckley, Minn., and is the eldest
of four sisters. She served in the Air Force for two years before
marrying and having her children, Eugene, 51, and Laura, 50. She
moved to Redwood City in 1965.
She has been a licensed cosmetologist since 1959 and opened
her Redwood City salon, Hair It Is!, in 1987. After closing the
salon 16 years later, she now cuts and styles hair at the Beauty
Wheel on Woodside Road. She is active in the Downtown
Business Group, the Chamber of Commerce and the newly
formed Citizens to Protect Redwood City group.
Mary enjoys walking, reading and of course spending time
with her five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She also
has another on the way. Mary will turn 73 years old on July 3.
Do you like the recent changes in
the downtown area?
Any other profession you would
Designing in home economics.
Which living person do you most
There is not really just one.
What is your most treasured
My children, grandchildren and
What talent would you most like to
Play the piano.
Something no one knows about
I am pretty open — they know
everything about me.
Which words or phrases do you
What do you consider your greatest
Raising my kids to be good citizens.
What is your greatest regret?
Not going to college.
What is your motto?
Do the best you can.
Do you have any pets?
No, unfortunately. Would love a dog.
Do you wish you could change
anything about your life?
Why do you get up in the morning?
To see the day.
Anyone you got on your mind?
My friend whose husband just
Last person you said “I love you” to?
Do you believe in love at first sight?
What do you look for in a
Integrity, faithfulness, being there
for each other when you need.
Most memorable moment?
Having my first child.
First word that comes to mind?
Favorite song lyrics?
“Have I told you lately that I love you?”
What are your plans for tomorrow?
Do stuff around the house and get
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Botox , Fillers, Skin Tightening by Thermage ® , and Contouring
by Thermage ® , Laser Hair and Vein Removal, Laser Skin
Resurfacing, Brown Spot Treatments, Medical Microdermabrasion,
Medical Peels and Leg Vein Sclerotherapy. We also offer medical
skincare products including SkinCeuticals, Remergent, CosMedix,
La Roche-Posay and DNA Health Institute.
Linda S. Moore, R.N.,
Restylane ® Trainer
Thermage ® Trainer
Sherna Madan, M.D.,
RE: JUVENATE, INC
805 Veterans Blvd.,
Redwood City, CA 94063