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Safety in Redwood Shores Calendar of RSCA Events

Each November, e PILOT provides Safety and Emergency

Preparedness information. As the past month brought news We hope you will join us at Shores events!
Show Your Cards Disaster Response Drill
of hurricanes, shootings, earthquakes and fires, it is more

Saturday, November 18th

important than ever for Shores residents to know how to

A Disaster Signal Card is included as

prepare their homes and families for disaster. e center pages
of this edition have many checklists and suggestions to help
you prepare for a range of situations. Please take the time to the back cover. For the drill
read, plan and make sure that you and your family stay safe. display the GREEN/OK card so
You can tear out the relevant pages and tackle items step-by-step. it is visible from the street.

Santa Visits the Shores Library

For several years, RSCA has provided each household with a

Sunday, December 10th at 1 - 3pm

RED/GREEN Disaster Signal Card designed to help

Bring your cameras to capture those magical

emergency responders quickly assess who needs immediate

moments of your children on Santas lap sharing

help and who is OK. (We also send this card to new Shores

their wishes. Mingle with neighbors, hum along

homeowners as part of our welcome package.) is month, its

to Christmas Carols played on the piano, and enjoy

printed on the back cover and inside back cover of this PILOT.

a craft project with Redwood Shores Library sta

Keep this card where you can locate it quickly!
Also keep tape nearby so that you can quickly put it where it members while waiting for your turn to see Santa.
can be seen clearly from the street. is may be in a front Dont be late! The line to see Santa can be long

Light Up the Shores Contest

window or on your front or garage door. Especially if you need
assistance, this card will help you get the quickest response.
e card should not be displayed year-round. Photos due by Monday, December 18th at 7pm,
Show Your Cards Drill on November 18th! see page 4 for additional details!

On Saturday, November 18th our local CERT organization, 2018 Annual Meeting @ RWS Library
working with Redwood City Fire Department, will again be Wednesday, February 7th at 7pm
You can always nd more information about these
conducting a home-to-home survey looking for the GReeN/OK

and other community events on our web site at

cards displayed where they can be seen from the street. Help
CERT make this drill a success and on November 18th, Show
Your Cards. (At random times during the drill, the teams may
select a home where someone is displaying their card to win a prize!)
RWS Neighborhood Watch Groups Forming
Last month, Redwood City Police hosted a Neighborhood
Watch Meeting for interested Shores residents. RCPD notes
that we have very low crime rates in our community, but also
recognizes that some safety issues are unique to the Shores, and
that our community is eager to help deter crime. For more
information about how the neighborhood watch program will
develop, please see page 4.
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October Recap November Time & Helpers
As mentioned on the cover, the Redwood City Police and As you change your clocks when DAyliGht SAviNGS tiMe eNDS
Community Outreach Departments recently met with residents (Sunday, November 5th), also refresh batteries in smoke and
about forming Neighborhood Watch Groups in Redwood carbon monoxide detectors, replace air filters in your heating
Shores. e plan is to set up groups in four geographic regions system and update your emergency supply kits -- see checklists
(North, East, South and West) as pictured below. on pages 11-14! Take the time thiS MONth to prepare yourself,
your family, your home.
Friday, November 10th is veteRANS DAy, an ideal time to take
a moment to thank veterans who serve and protect all of us.
Local boy scouts will be SCOutiNG FOR FOOD in the Shores on
Saturday, November 11th. For details, see page 15.
e ShOW yOuR CARDS Disaster Response Drill is again planned
for Redwood Shores on Saturday, November 18th. A Signal Card
is printed on the back cover and inside back cover, and we ask
that you place the GReeN/OK signal card where it can be seen
from the street on this date. See cover and page 15 for details.
RSCA board member Stacy Jamison is working with the Fund
a Need organization to COlleCt blANKetS in the month of
November for low income senior citizens in San Mateo County.
To get involved in neighborhood watch nearest your home,
For details, see page 22.
contact Ocer Rasmussen at
RSCA wishes everyone a very hAppy thANKSGiviNG holiday this
RSCAs New Median Signs were finally set up in October! After
month. e days following anksgiving are often busy shopping
much logistical planning and funding initiatives, the electronic
days and we hope youll support Shores businesses and those who
signs have been installed on both Redwood Shores Parkway and
advertise in e pilOt on SMALL BuSINESS SATuRDAY. Did you
Marine Parkway. Many thanks to Silicon Valley Clean Water for
know that many purchases on CYBER MONDAY can also benefit
their generous grant, and to Redwood City for the collaboration
local non-profits like our schools? See Giving Assistant or Benefit
on electricity. e signs are still in test mode as we adapt the
for details. GIVING TuESDAY is an excellent time to make your
technology to suit our community eorts. e lights are ecient
donation to RSCA for annual membership! See page 23 for
LED with low environmental impact. e signs will carry info
details about our new online system!
December Holiday Celebrations
about local events and services available in our community. In an
emergency, the signs will be able to display pertinent alert updates.
December is a time of celebration and fun events. Families are
invited to the Redwood Shores Library on December 8th (1-3pm)
when SANtA viSitS the ShOReS. See cover and Decembers
PILOT for more information.
As decorations appear in December, RSCA invites residents to
liGht up the ShOReS! Dress up your home and yard with
lights, snowmen, reindeer and ornaments and win prizes!
Winning homes will be featured in e pilOt and
To submit your holiday decorations for consideration and
publication in e pilOt, simply take a photo of your home,
apartment, condominium or townhouse, and submit it to our
Board of Directors for their ocial judging process.
Additional details about the contest will be published next
RSCA is always pleased to host our annual halloween parade month. Photos must be submitted no later than 7pm on
in Marlin Park in October. Its so fun to see the variety, and the Monday, December 18th for our elves to judge all applicants!
trends, in Halloween costumes that children wear to collect treats
and visit with the Good Witch. See photos at RSCA wishes you and your family very happy holidays!

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274 Redwood Shores Pkwy, PMB #603
Redwood Shores, CA 94065 - 1173 |

2017 Board of Directors

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

RSCAs Board of Directors meet at the

Redwood Shores Library on the 2nd ursday of each
month at 7pm. Our next Board Meeting will be:
November 9th, 2017 Safety in the Shores / RSCA Events Calendar .........Page 1
Fall Festivities in Redwood Shores .........................Page 4


From the Mayor / Redwood City Trivia .................Page 6
New Police Chief Community Input .....................Page 6
Jim Cvengros Carol Ford Sue Nix
At Home in the Shores: 2 Kids in 1 Room.............Page 8
For CC&R copies & information, email <>
Disaster Info / Go Bag / What If Scenarios ..........Page 11
Plans & Prep / Kit Essentials / Gas Shut-O .......Page 12
Be Prepared & Careful / Helping / Pack for Pets....Page 14
Volunteer Projects: Boy Scouts / CERT / RCLF ....Page 15
Library Events in November ................................Page 15
e deadline for space reservation is normally the end of the Redwood City At Your Service Phone List ...........Page 16
first week of each month for the following months issue.
Redwood City CCTV Project Notice ..................Page 16
Please email <> for a precise schedule. Memorial for Crossing Guard Ray Robinson .........Page 16
PUBLISHER: Redwood Shores Community Association Its Elementary School update .............................Page 17
e PILOT is the ocial monthly publication of Lynns Kitchen: anksgiving Pear Tart...................Page 20
the Redwood Shores Community Association. Classified Ads / Calling Holiday Helpers...............Page 21
CIRCULATION: 6,000 Shores Households & Businesses Redwood Shores Tennis Club ..............................Page 21
Opinions published in e pilOt are solely those of the e Shores Needs Your Help................................Page 23
authors and not the expressions of RSCA unless so ocially HELP Disaster Signal Card .................................Page 23
and expressly designated. OK Disaster Signal Card .....................................Page 24
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It is hard to believe that it has been almost two years since I, I hope you have enjoyed the monthly
as the newly appointed Mayor of Redwood City, started trivia question about Redwood City.
writing this column in e PILOT. roughout my term as is is the final month of my column,
Mayor, I have talked about Redwood Citys greatest asset and the trivia contest, and it is with
our people. And this month, for my last column in e great joy that I say congratulations to
PILOT, I want to take the opportunity to say THANK YOu to Sadashiv K. who correctly guessed that,
...My family. My wife Donna, and my girls, Jessi, Heather in 1926, the Chamber of Commerce
and Megan, and my wifes children, Tom, Kristen and Teddy, proclaimed Redwood City as the
have all taken a side seat to my busy schedule as Mayor. I Chrysanthemum Center of the World.
couldnt serve in public oce without the love and support
of my family and I am deeply grateful for all of them.
e City of Redwood City is seeking a new
...My colleagues on the City Council. In December 2015,
my colleagues gave me the honor of being chosen as their Police Chief and would like your input!
Mayor and I have felt nothing but the highest respect and Redwood Citys Police Chief J.R. Gamez recently announced
support throughout my term. Each one of them has his retirement scheduled for December 2017 due to an
brought their unique giftedness and strengths to their existing medical condition. e recruitment process began
service, and each of them has given selflessly to serve this in mid-October with the selection of a recruitment firm and
community in the best way they know how. Specifically, I planning a series of community outreach opportunities. One
want to thank Vice Mayor Ian Bain. His strengths, wisdom, event will be held on Wednesday, November 8th at 6:30pm
and friendship never waivered and provided me invaluable at the Redwood Shores library.
insight as I led as Mayor. e Redwood City Police Department has a strong
...e sta in Redwood City. It is easy to take credit when reputation for outstanding community engagement, and the
things go well in Redwood City, but it is the hard work of police chief position is a critical leadership role for our
our dedicated sta, across all departments in Redwood City, community, said Melissa Stevenson Diaz, city manager of
that truly make this City shine. Our City Manager, Melissa the City of Redwood City. rough community meetings,
Stevenson Diaz; the City Attorneys I have served with, an online survey, and feedback at community events, we
Pamela ompson and now, Veronica Ramirez; and the City would like to hear from community members about the
Clerks, Sylvia Vonderlinden and now, Pamela Aguilar have qualities they believe are needed in the next police chief.
played a special role in supporting me as Mayor. Community input will help to identify the attributes and
...e residents of Redwood City. People truly are Redwood experience needed in the next police chief and will inform
Citys greatest asset and the residents I had the opportunity the recruitment and selection process. It is anticipated that
to meet as Mayor are simply amazing. e stories of their the city manager will select the new police chief in early
lives, creativity of their ideas, and the passion and spring 2018. To learn more about the police chief
commitment they have to a better quality of life for their recruitment, or tAKe pARt iN AN ONliNe SuRvey, go to
fellow residents and our community is incredible. I want
to say a special thank you to those I met who, without any
recognition, serve the needy in our community; whether in
homeless outreach or bringing meals to shut-in seniors, you
are truly heroes.
In the last two years, together, we have
accomplished many great things and
our community continues to thrive.
But, it is the people of Redwood City
that are, and always will be, our
greatest asset.
Mayor John Seybert,
City of Redwood City
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H o w t o P u t Tw o K i d s i n O n e R o o m
Whether its because kids are young or space is tight, sharing a
room with a sibling is something many people experience at
some point or another during their childhood. While sharing a
room can be a fun, fantastic experience that will create lasting
memories, its important to ensure kids have enough space and
privacy to feel comfortable, and enough peace and quiet to sleep
well at night. Here, we oer a few considerations to ensure the
experience is a win/win for siblings and parents alike.
1. Bed Placement
An important consideration when kids will be sharing a room
is bed placement, and there are multiple options to consider.
Bunk beds are the most obvious solution. As the most space-
saving option, its usually the best choice for small rooms. But
bunk beds arent always the typical twin beds stacked right on
top of each other. Nowadays, the top and bottom bunks can be
placed perpendicular to each other, which creates space next to
the lower bunk for storage or a desk. e lower bunk can also
hold a larger, full sized bed. A few other options are:
Bunk beds are an easy solution for sharing a room.
Create a classic, symmetrical look by separating two twin Photo courtesy of Pottery Barn:
beds with a nightstand. If theres enough room, a dresser in
4. Kids of Dierent Ages
place of a nightstand adds more storage.
Placing a baby or toddler in the same room as an older sibling is
To give kids more privacy, place the beds on opposite sides
possible, but can be a challenge. e most important thing is to
of the room, leaving open floor space for play in the center.
create an environment where both kids can sleep without
A more creative configuration is an L-shape, with the disturbing each other. For example, place toys in another room
nightstand forming the corner of the L, and two beds where the older sibling can play while the baby naps. Place the
perpendicular to each other forming the legs of the L. crib closer to the room entrance to minimize sleep disturbance
2. Storage for the older child. Sharing a room can be fun for siblings and
With more than one person in a single room, its important to practical for parents, especially with the range of space-saving
maximize storage space. Just like adults, kids need space for furniture available today.
books, clothing and other possessionsalthough kids usually Liza Riguerra is a technology professional turned
need additional shelves and drawers for toys. award-winning interior designer who lives in
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in each bunk bed, under the bed, and tall bookcases. LinkedIn or Twitter.
Its important to provide even a small private storage area for
each child to give them personal space and a sense of privacy.
To create an illusion of even more privacy, consider placing a
bookcase in the center of the room as a divider.
3. Add Moveable Furniture and Personalization
Kids spend hours a day on the floor, so theres no need to
crowd the room with furniture. Instead, use beanbags or
pillows that can be easily moved out of the way for play time.
Stencil or hang each childs name or initials on the wall, or
place a photo of them by their bed.

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The What If Project Pack Your Go Bag
Reviewing what if scenarios can be a really helpful planning and A vital component of your disaster kit is a personal Go bag. is is
emergency preparation tool. Consider the worst-case scenarios for the one thing you would grab if you have to leave home immediately.
when (not if ) the next big earthquake hits. But remember that there Items should be packed in an easy to carry bag (such as a backpack),
are other disasters that could have a significant impact on our daily and should be stored in an easy to access place as near as possible to
lives, and these might require us to be self-sucient for at least several the door. Prepare a Go Bag for each member of your family (make
days. Consider the following situations: sure bags for kids are small enough for them to carry).
WHAT IF there is an over-topping of the levees with major Remember that you may not be at home when an emergency
flooding in the Shores? strikes, so keep some additional supplies in your car or at work,
WHAT IF a sewer pipeline bursts or there is a major fire that considering what you would need for your immediate safety.
sweeps through large portions of our neighborhood? here are suggested items:
WHAT IF there is a security emergency at your childs school? Flashlight (store batteries separately)
WHAT IF youre at home, your spouse is at work, your child is Radio solar, crank or battery operated (and extra batteries)
at school or any mix of those situations. Whistle (for signal purposes)
Will we be able to connect with all of our family members and First aid kit & dust masks
get them home? Does each family member know where to go to Pocket knife or multi-tool (including solid blade)
reconnect? (Phone numbers and addresses should be memorized or Emergency cash in small denominations & coins
in writing. Do not plan to rely on electronics!)
Sturdy walking shoes or boots, a change of clothes, a warm hat
Do we have an out of state contact to check-in with in case local (underwear and extra socks are a really good idea!)
phone lines are inaccessible?
Some water & food
Is each person properly equipped to get to the meeting point?
Matches (wind / water proof )
(If family members spread out a lot on any given day, members may
need to carry sturdy shoes or some sort of transportation with wheels, Trash bags, duct tape, permanent marker, and paper
and everyone should keep supplies at hand so theyre each prepared in Photos of family members and pets for re-identification purposes
any situation.) List of emergency contact phone numbers, and local maps
WHAT IF disaster strikes in the middle of the night, so family Extra keys to your house and vehicle
members are likely together and at home? Do we know how to Extra prescription medications, eye glasses, hearing aid or other
stay safe? vital personal items (including sanitary items for women)
Do we keep shoes under our bed in case of broken glass? Hygiene items: deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper
Will we have on hand enough food and water to sustain us? Make it personal -- pack any special-needs items for children,
Where is the first aid kit? seniors or people with disabilities. Dont forget to make a Go Bag
Will we be able to maintain hygiene during those days when we for your pets (see Page 14).
may be cut o from basic services such as water and electricity?
WHAT IF were traveling and caught in an emergency situation?
Do we know how to get to safety?
Do we know the exit path if its pitch black?
Do we have a working flashlight handy?

Getting Disaster Information

Did we leave our home secured and can someone check the status
of things for us?
Have we accounted for our pets? SMC Alert is a notification system used to immediately contact you
Are we overwhelmed by the concept of emergency/disaster prep? during urgent or emergency situations with useful information and
Dont let this prevent us from taking small steps. Probably most updates by sending text or email messages. SMC Alert is free,
important is a Go Bag because it can contain all the important however your carrier may charge you a message fee. Register for
stu in case we have to grab it and go, or use items in it if we stay SMC Alerts at
home and deal with the aftermath. You should also sign up for the Nixle alert system. Text your zip
Have we considered taking a class to help process possible options code to 888-777 or go to and enter
and how we can react? Redwood City/San Carlos has a fabulous your address along with your contact information. You will receive
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). All training confirmation that you're subscribed and can opt out at anytime.
units are online at or sign up for an During a disaster the following radio stations will be broadcasting

in-person training session the next time its oered. Our update information if they are able:
community can always benefit from more helpers, and the CERT
program is perfectly geared toward that. 88.5 680
92.3 740
100.1 810
How can you help others? (See page 14 for a short list of options.
Being self-sucient is the best way to help the community!)

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Create a Family Disaster Plan Prepare Your Home
Where will your family be when disaster strikes? ey could be at e more precautions you take to safe-guard your home in
work, at school, or in the car. How will you find each other? advance, the better chance you have of reducing risks.
Disasters strike quickly and without warning. You can be forced to Install a fire extinguisher in the kitchen and learn how to use it.
evacuate your neighborhood or be confined to your home.
Check that all tall furniture (bookshelves, china cabinets, etc.)
What would you do if basic services water, gas, electricity, are anchored to walls.
telephones, cable and internet were cut o? Local ocials and relief
use earthquake picture hooks for all pictures and especially
workers will be on scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach
wall hangings above beds.
everyone right away. Families can and do cope with disaster
by preparing in advance and working together as a team. Knowing Check that your water heater is strapped to the wall.
what to do is your best protection and your responsibility. Install latches/locks on doors of cabinets where you store your
Follow these steps to create your familys personal disaster plan: best dishes or glassware.
1. Meet with your family and discuss why you need to prepare After an earthquake, your escape doors may be stuck. Buy a
for disaster. Discuss the types of disasters that are most likely pry bar, store it in your home to use to force open doors.
to happen. Explain what to do in each case. Keep your RED/GREEN Disaster Card provided by RSCA
2. Pick two places to meet: right outside of your house, by a where it can be easily displayed.
tree or street light and a second meeting place outside of your Consider reading other emergency preparedness materials or
neighborhood, at a friends home, for example. In case you take a class for more information. Check out

When & How to Turn Off Gas

cant return home, everyone must know the address and
phone number of the chosen location.
3. Ask an out-of-state friend to be your family contact. After If you are in a house and smell gas, you and your family should exit
a disaster, its often easier to call long distance. All family the house at once, leaving windows and doors open as you go.
members should call this person and tell them where they
are. Everyone must know your contacts phone number.
eleCtRiCAl SWitCh ON the WAy Out!*
4. Quiz your kids every 6 months so they remember what to do.

Build an Emergency Supply Kit

Once everyone is out of the house, turn o the gas. It is important
to know exactly where your gas meter is located so that, in the
event of an emergency, you can shut it o.
Keep enough supplies to survive on your own, or shelter in place, For a single family house, the meter will be located where it can
for at least several days. If possible, keep these materials in an easily be read on the outside of the house. It may be located in a cabinet
accessible, separate container or special cupboard. One possibility that opens to the outside. As you face the meter you will see a pipe
is to store all the emergency supplies in large, black garbage bags running from the ground to the meter. Approximately 6 to 8
in a clean, rain proof garbage can stored outside in a secure inches above the ground there is a shut-o valve running parallel
location. Check expiration dates of food and update your kits with the pipe (see diagram).
when you change your clock during daylight savings time.
Here is a starter list for your kit. Personalize it for your family.
One gallon of DRINKING WATER per person per day (store an
additional gallon per person per day for sanitation / hygiene)
Non-perishable, ready-to-eat foods (and a can opener)
First aid kit (personalized with any necessary medications)
Flashlight (store the batteries, plus extras, separately)
Whistle (for signaling help)
Crank / solar / battery-operated AM/FM radio & batteries
Water filter, iodine tablets or one quart of unscented bleach use a wrench or a gas shuto tool (sold at all large home stores) to
for disinfecting water turn the valve until the valve is crosswise to the pipe. You will find
Personal hygiene items: soap, toilet paper, large black garbage the valve is hard to turn so use a long tool to get a lot of leverage.
bags, feminine hygiene products, toothbrush / toothpaste, etc. (Do not turn the gas o just because someone tells you to only turn it
Child and pet care supplies or other special care items specific o if you smell gas or your meter is rapidly spinning to indicate a leak.)
to your family members (pack some comfort items) Do NOt turn Gas back ON yourself !
Blankets or sleeping bags Contact PG&E to safely turn the gas on and relight pilots.
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Disaster Preparedness in the Shores How You Might Help in an Emergency
We want to reinforce the need for you and your family to be When a large-scale emergency does happen, each of us will need
personally prepared for an emergency. It might be a big to be ready. Emergency personnel will be overwhelmed with
earthquake, or some other natural or man-made disaster. Some demands and we all need to be ready to survive on our own for
of the tips in this issue are about being prepared for a large scale at least several days if not longer! In addition to being self-
disaster like the big one, but others could help you recover from sucient, think about what skills or equipment you have that
a more local event like a house fire. might be of use to your neighbors in an emergency.
Redwood Shores is an island. We live in a community that is If you have military or any medical training, you can help.
physically separated from our Belmont, San Carlos, and Redwood If you have a ham radio and are not already a member of our
City neighbors by water on three sides and a multi-lane freeway Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)*, you can help.
on the fourth. Our access to the outside world uses two overpasses
If you have a motorcycle or ATV that might be able to get
that could become inaccessible in a large seismic event.
around on broken or blocked streets, (or a boat) you can help.
Although we have a fire station located here in the Shores, we
If you have a gas powered chain saw that could clear downed
need to assume that in response to a large earthquake or other
trees, you can help.
emergency ALL area fire and police resources will be pulled
toward hospitals or other city centers deemed more critical than ere are certainly other skills or equipment you might have that
our local neighborhoods. is may not be what we would want, could be used to help. Dont wait to be asked.
but it is the reality. Know your neighbors and look for who might be missing!
We are fortunate to have an airport which if undamaged Be prepared to find and go to the nearest emergency response
would likely be heavily used for local emergency relief services. center. (is may not be a shelter, just a coordination center.) at
But we cant even rely on that. spot might be the schools or the Redwood Shores Fire Station.
ese simple facts mean that all Shores residents should plan for *Interested in training? Community Emergency Response Team
such emergency events as though we will be without the most (CERT) training can help you become a trained and ready
basic services for some period of time, possibly a week or more. community volunteer making you an invaluable asset. Additional
Try to really understand the total disruption that a truly large information is available online at:

Are Your Pets Prepared?

seismic event would bring!
you MuSt assume that:
ere may be NO emergency services in the Shores. Fire and
police resources will be pulled toward hospitals or other centers by Jan Brown
deemed more critical than residential neighborhoods. People are told to have enough food, water, flashlights, battery
You may have NO electricity or gas service. powered radios and the like. But, for pet owners, it is also
imperative you have a plan in place for your animals!
You may have NO city water.
So, here is a list of some of the things you should have in place
You may have NO way to communicate with the outside world.
for your pets, before you need them:
NO phones, NO cable television, NO internet service!
Sturdy carriers (one for each animal)
You may be advised to vacate your home because of probable
aftershocks. (Aftershocks sometimes cause more damage than Enough food and water for at least 7 days
the original earthquake.) A photograph of your pet(s)
Your ONLY source of information may be AM radio. A copy of your animals vaccination/medical history
use this issue of e pilOt to plan and get your household Extra medicine if your animal requires medicine
ready. In the words of the Boy Scouts motto An extra leash, collar and identification tag

be pRepAReD! Extra litter box or piddle pad

A pet first aid kit (take a pet first aid class!)

Be Careful Out There

If you focus on completing one
item at a time your
As the rainy season approaches, our streets get wet and slick, and task will not seem so
we still see speeds of 45-50 mph. is is much too fast in our overwhelming. And
residential neighborhoods! Take a few extra seconds to get where in no time you will
youre going and SLOW DOWN on your way in to, out of, or be well-prepared
around the Shores. for your animal.
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November is a busy month for
community volunteers in the Shores!
On Saturday, November 11th, boy Scout troops 27 & 61 and
Cub Scout pack 61 will be Scouting For Food in Redwood
Shores as part of the largest one day food drive by the Boy Scouts
of America. Items needed include canned foods such as stew, chili,
soup, fruits/vegetables, fish and meat. Cereals, peanut butter, and
juice boxes are also needed. Food collected will be delivered to
Second harvest Food bank. Last year (2016), the 3 groups
collected over 3,000 lbs. of food and $160 in donations to help
feed the hungry. Scouting for Food is one way that our scouts live
out the Scout slogan Do a Good Turn Daily. Find out more at, and

Show your Cards Drill on Saturday, November 18th!

utilizing the RED/GREEN Disaster Signal Card provided by
RSCA on the back cover and inside back cover in this issue of
e pilOt, our local CERT members will be conducting an
emergency response drill in Redwood Shores. Please display your
GReeN/OK sign in a window or on a door so that it is visible
from the street. e card should not be displayed year-round.

Recruiting for the Redwood City

Library Foundation Auxiliary
e Redwood City Library Foundation's (
Auxiliary is looking for volunteers to help us plan and run key
Foundation events, including our annual fundraising event, the
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)
Festival, Banned Books Week, celebration of the 20th anniversary
of the Library Foundation and the Benefactors' Circle Reception.
Join us to make a dierence in your community and help keep the
Redwood City Library one of the best in the nation. We meet
monthly, on the second Wednesday at 8:30am in the Downtown
Library. For details about becoming an Auxiliary member, email or call 650-780-7045.

heS MAKiNG A liSt,

CheCKiNG it tWiCe...
Call Santas Helper at
for details about
holiday photos,
home visits, parties,
present deliveries, etc.
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Please be informed that the City of Redwood City has contracted
NATIONAL PLANT SERVICES, INC. to begin closed circuit
television (CCTV) inspection and cleaning of that purpose, of the
entire Redwood Shores sanitary sewer basins. is project is part
of the Citys Annual Sanitary Sewer CCTV Program. Inspection
began in October 2017 and should conclude in March 2018.
e scope of work for this project shall include cleaning of the
sanitary sewer pipelines, inspect manholes and sanitary sewer
mains using cameras to record visual data and provide CCTV
inspection reports that will be used by City sta to assess the
condition of the existing sanitary sewer mains.
e City and its contractor intend to conduct the work to
minimize the impact of inspection activity in your neighborhood,
although some inconvenience is unavoidable. Although not
expected, lane closures, detours and temporary parking restrictions
may occur during the inspection. All roadway users are asked to
be particularly cautious during inspection. e existing sanitary
sewer services will not be interrupted during the inspection period.
Regular working hours will be between 7:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.,
Monday through Friday. If necessary, and depending upon actual
field conditions, work may be performed at other hours during
holidays, o peak hours, at night or on weekends as directed and
approved by the City Engineer. No Parking signs will be posted
as needed, and trac control implemented during inspection.
Access to property will be maintained at all times for residents,
patrons, and emergency services.
Please contact City of Redwood Citys Project Engineer, Je Chou
at (650) 780-7362 if you have any questions or concerns before
or during the inspection. If urgent field issues occur and you need
immediate assistance, you may contact National Plant Services
Operations Manager, Ryan McGraw at (310) 256-0337.
ank you for your patience and cooperation during this project.

Memorial in Progress for Ray Robinson,

Cheerful Shores Crossing Guard
RSCA continues to work together with community members,
Rays family, the Parks & Recreation Department, and now too
with SamTrans, to plan the arrangement of a bench, memorial
plaque and a tree planted for Ray on Bridge Parkway.
ank you to all those who have contributed to the $2,640
collected thus far. A Shores memorial will be coordinated as
soon as the details are ironed out.

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At Sandpiper, our 6th grade students are doing great and eager
to move into the new building when it is completed next
month. ank you to our Sandpiper neighbors for putting up
with the construction!
Sister School in Qingyuan, China
Last month, Belmont-Redwood Shores School District
established a sister school relationship with educators from
Qingyuan, Redwood Citys sister city in China (see photo).
anks to Councilmember Je Gee for arranging this
partnership and hosting the delegation, and thanks to Mayor
John Seybert for joining the event and welcoming our new
partners. Next, we will explore hosting teachers from Qingyuan.
We are excited that this partnership will further our strategic plan
goal of fostering responsible global citizenship in our students.

San Carlos Aviation & Supply

is your local pilot retail shop and also provides
Taxi as well as Limousine service and rental cars.

State Test Scores Released

Californias state test results for students in grades 3-8 and 11 were
published last month (see Once again,
our students in Belmont-Redwood Shores scored in the highest
performance category in reading, writing, and mathematics. In
addition, our English Learners academic progress was in the
highest performance category. Students scores increased from
2016 across all areas as well. Science scores were not reported this
year because the state is piloting a new test aligned to new science
standards. We are so very proud of our students accomplishments
and the overall quality of our educational program.
New Videos
is year, we have posted short videos of the great things
happening in our schools on our website, Please
visit and take a look!
Looking ahead, our schools will dismiss early at 12:30pm
November 14 to 21 for parent-teacher conferences. ere will
be no school on Wednesday through Friday (Nov 22-24)
during the week of anksgiving. We hope that you have a
wonderful anksgiving holiday.
Michael Milliken, Ph.D.
BRSSD Superintendent
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Drop off your clothes at our convenient
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Create an account at or download the DRYV app.
When youre ready to place your rst order, bag your items and follow our simple (650) 366-7111
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use marble pastry slab or even your granite countertop lightly
From L YNNs KITCHEN flour surface and gather dough into a ball. Roll out with rolling
(How a Connecticut Yankee embraced California Cuisine) pin to 11 inch + diameter circle, dusting with a little flour if needed.
Drape over tart pan, and press into place. Trim edges. Prick bottom
Give Thanks!
Lynn Kathleen Adams of tart pan with fork. use non-stick aluminum foil or parchment
paper carefully place over dough and add pie weights, dried beans
anksgiving is our most favorite holiday. Its not just about all of or rice to hold foil/parchment paper down. Bake at 400 degrees for
the wonderful food, or a fresh oven roaster brined turkey, but about 18 - 20 minutes until tart shell begins to brown. Remove tart pan
friends and family gathering together for a festive dinner, good from oven and remove pie weights. Return to oven and WATCH
conversation, and enjoying each others company. e annual LIKE A HAWK as tart shell continues to brown for another 4 -5
Macys anksgiving Parade (this is our morning tradition!) keeps minutes. Remove from oven and set aside on kitchen counter.
us company while baking all of the requested desserts, which can FRANGipANe FilliNG Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees
range from apple pie, pumpkin pie, mincemeat pie, pecan pie 2 Packages slivered natural unsalted almonds
(flavored with a touch of Kahlua), pumpkin chion cheesecake, or 1 Cup Bakers Sugar
an old time favorite anksgiving Pear Tart. ere are always 1 and Cups Softened Butter
numerous dessert choices, made to order, but the Pear Tart is a little 4 Large Eggs
unexpected, elegant and dierent scrumptious when served with 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
fresh whipped cream and/or French Vanilla Ice Cream. You can 1 Teaspoon Almond Extract
poach the pears ahead of time, and refrigerate them in the poaching 1 and 1/3 Cups White All Purpose Flour
liquid. Or, if you are pressed for time, you can cheat and use pears 3 Tablespoons Amaretto
canned in light syrup instead. I always opt for poaching fresh
Again, get out your Cuisinart! Grind the 2 packages of slivered
seasonal pears I usually select Bartlett Pears, because they remind
almonds, which will give you 3 cups of finely ground almonds.
me of my Dads huge Bartlett pear tree in the backyard of our
Pour into small bowl and set aside. Blend softened butter and sugar
childhood home, and how he carefully watched over that tree,
in Cuisinart; work bowl until soft; add vanilla and almond extracts,
tending it from the early spring buds to the late summer harvest of
4 large eggs, and 3 Tablespoons of Amaretto. Continue to pulse
delicious, juicy fresh pears!
until fluy and bended. Add the flour and blend until mixed
thANKSGiviNG peAR tARt together. Set aside.
pOACheD peARS Pour Frangipane mixture into pre-baked tart shell, and spread
5 Bartlett, Bosc or Anjou Pears, firm but not too ripe around evenly. Place one pear half in center of tart shell. You can
4 Cups Water simply arrange the remaining pear halves around the center pear, or
1 Cup White Wine (Sauvignon Blanc is a good choice) slice each pear in half lengthwise and place around the center one
Cup to Cup Bakers (ultra-fine) Sugar this is the art of the tart and your chance to be creative.
Juice of lemon, strained Bake tart on middle rack of preheated oven for 15 minutes. Lower
Wash pears, cut in half, core and carefully peel. Heat water, wine, temperature to 325 degrees and continue baking for another 40
sugar and lemon juice in large saucepan until low rolling boil. Add minutes, watching for frangipane mixture to brown. You might
pears, turn heat to low / simmer and poach for 20 - 25 minutes. need another 8 to 10 minutes. Its done when a toothpick or
Carefully turn pears over halfway through poaching. If you like wooden skewer comes out clean. Remove from oven.
your pears to have a nice pink blush, use 1 Cup of red wine, instead Heat 1/3 Cup of Apricot Preserves (add a little Amaretto if you like)
of white, for the poaching liquid. When pears are fork tender, in a saucepan, stirring to blend. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
remove from heat and leave in poaching liquid to cool. is step using a pastry brush, gently brush entire top surface of pear tart
can be made ahead of time refrigerate pears in the poaching liquid. with the apricot glaze. Serve with fresh whipped cream and/or
pAte bRiSee SuCRee (Sweet Short paste) French vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
10 French Round Tart Pan Oven at 400 Degrees (Lynn has been an RSCA Board member since 1994.)
2 Cups Sifted All Purpose White Flour
2 Tablespoons Sugar
Teaspoon Salt
8 Tablespoons Chilled Butter
3 Tablespoons Chilled Vegetable Shortening (Crisco)
6 Tablespoons Ice Water
is is EASY get out your Cuisinart. Put flour, sugar, salt into work
bowl. Add butter and shortening. Pulse until mixed and
butter/shortening is in pea-sized pieces. Add ice water and pulse until
dough holds together. (You may need more ice water than six

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At the very end of September, twenty-six members of the Redwood
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Saturdays team-tennis tournament was pronounced a blast. Teams
were named for rock groups: the Beatles, Eagles, Bee Gees and Rolling


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rest and refresh themselves before the evenings festivitiesthe
traditional cioppino dinner served up by chefs Irene Muzio and
Michael Garb, and supplemented with sides and desserts from other
participants. After dinner the winners were announced: Bob and
Karen Brodersen, Michael Garb, June Walker and Robin George.
eir prizes were beautiful glass paperweights in the form of tennis
balls. A big thank you to Michael Garb for once again organizing this
annual weekend tripand for serving as tournament director too!


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Serving the Shores for 21 years Holiday Helpers in the Shores?!
(415) 860-6988 When schools break for holidays, students and young adults may have
extra time to help neighbors and earn some spending money. If youre
available for odd jobs and projects (like childcare, cleaning, yard work,
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December. Include your name, age, phone, email and list the tasks
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During the month of November, I'm partnering with
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Call/Text 650.867.7976 or email

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Sunday, December 3, between 10 - 2,

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The Shores Needs Your Help!
RSCA: What We Do maintain the privacy of our approximately 5,400 residences
and 600 businesses in the Shores. RSCA has moved its data
Since 1970 (almost 50 years!) your Redwood Shores files to
Community Association has worked to make and keep the
If we have your valid email address check the address card
Shores a GREAT place to live and work! RSCA has fought
we mailed you should have received an email with a link to
many battles, big and small, to maintain the quality of life we
log on to our new database where you can update all of your
enjoy here on our little island. We keep you informed
contact information and make your 2018 Membership
through e PILOT, our email list, with our new roadway
payment online. Of course you can always send a check as
signboards, and on our website.
youve done in the past using our return envelope.
Our many activities are only made possible by your financial
support, and the larger our Membership the more eective we If we do NOT have your correct email address, or if you have
can be as advocates for the Shores. RSCA continues to be the unsubscribed in the past and want to make your payment
strongest advocate on issues that aect the Shores; we want online, you only need to go to our web site at and
Join our email list. (Also join our email list for reminders of

RSCA Membership is Now ONLINE!

you to join and support these important eorts.
community events and other important information just for
Shores residents.)
In October we began our Membership drive for 2018. Many In case you have not received our Membership letter and wish
of you received a letter from RSCA asking for your to help us before the holidays, you can use this form and mail
Membership and financial support. After years of being asked it to us along with your $45 check for 2018. Or Join our
how to make Membership payments online, we found a web- email list at, and well send you a link that will
based system that could handle our large data set AND let you make your payment online.