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Pete Hughes Memorial

Dedicated in Mariner Park

Calendar of RSCA Events

Halloween Parade in Marlin Park
Saturday, October 24th
1:00 2:00 pm

Santa Comes to the Shores

at our Redwood Shores Library
Sunday, December 13th
1:00 3:00 pm

Light up the Shores

judging on December 17th
(Picture submissions by email only; more details
in the November & December PILOT.)

RSCA 2016 Annual Meeting

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
7:00 8:30 pm
For other events of interest to the Shores,
visit our web site at RSCA.org.
Mayor Jeff Gee with Virginia Hughes and Vice Mayor
Rosanne Foust at the August Dedication of the Pete Hughes
Memorial Bench in Mariner Park.

the Kainos Home and Training Center for developmentally challenged adults.

On August 22, 2015 members of the Redwood City and Petes Levee Cleanup
Redwood Shores communities joined the family of the The dedication was held at the conclusion of RSCAs
late Pete Hughes to dedicate a memorial in Mariner Park. Annual Levee Cleanup. Pete Hughes conceived the idea,
Mayor Jeff Gee and Vice Mayor Rosanne Foust, both for- arranged corporate sponsorship, worked with the City,
mer Presidents of the Redwood Shores Community As- and almost single-handedly managed RSCAs first
sociation, were joined by friends of Pete to remember his Levee Clean-Up. The Levee Clean-Up, where scores of
life-long contributions and commitment to both our busi- volunteers pick up trash along our levees and in many
ness and civic communities. Pete Hughes passed away of the Shores public areas, was always Petes Special
Project and immediately became an annual August
in September, 2013.
Pete was active with the Redwood City Police Activities Shores event.
League, the Peninsula Celebration Association, and Casa Come to Mariner Park, sit on Petes bench in the shade
de Redwood Senior Housing. Pete and his wife Ginny of the trees, relax and take a moment to remember this
both served on the Board and were strong supporters of special man.

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

2015 Officers
Sue Nix
Jim Cvengros
Lynn Kathleen Adams
Bob Slusser
Harris Rogers


Board of Directors Members

Lynn Adams
Nina Boire
Jim Cvengros
Carol Ford
Bob Slusser

Sue Nix
Harris Rogers
Clemencia Rodriguez
Mike Mancusi
Andrew Young

RSCAs Board of Directors meet at the

Redwood Shores Library on the 2nd Thursday
each month, 7:00 p.m. Our next meeting will be:

October 8, 2015

Hughes Memorial Dedication................Page 1

All Mail-In Ballot Election........................Page 3


OktobeRun in the Shores..........................Page 4

Deadline for space reservation is normally the

end of the first week of each month. Email
ThePILOT@rsca.org for a precise schedule.

September School Events..........................Page 7

Dogs Off-leash in Mariner Park .............Page 7

PUBLISHER: Redwood Shores Community Association

Stilo Salon Closes..........................................Page 7

The PILOT is a monthly publication of the

Redwood Shores Community Association

Elementary Schools Update.....................Page 8

Circulation: 6,000 Shores Households & Businesses

Design Review Board: Email adb@rsca.org
Jim Cvengros Carol Ford
Sue Nix
For CC&R copies, contact the Design Review Board
Opinions published in The PILOT are those of the
auhors and not the expressions of RSCA unless so
officially & expressed designated.

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Save the Music / School Force.................Page 15

Peninsula Family Service Volunteers.....Page 17
Silicon Valley Clean Water Update .......Page 18
PG&E Projects in the Shores...................Page 19
Lynns Kitchen................................................Page 21
Classified Ads.................................................Page 22
The Editors END NOTES.....................Page 23

ber Mullin and the County by approving the allmail

in ballot with the following provisions:
That additional polling/drop o locations be pro
vided in Redwood City on Election Day, including:

Election Day November 2015:

The All Mailin Ballot

This years November election will be dierent than
those in the past it will be an all mailin ballot.
On August 15, 2014, Governor Brown signed into
law (Mullin) authorizing San Mateo County to join
Yolo County in an AllMailed Ballot Pilot Program to
conduct up to three local elections wholly by mail.
San Mateo Countys pilot program will provide a
unique opportunity for all jurisdictions in our County
to increase voter registration and participation while
substantially reducing the costs of conducting local
elections. Voters will benet by being able to vote
by mail while still having polling place voting options
on Election Day. There will also be one drop o lo
cation in each city beginning 28 days before an elec
As a registered voter, what does this mean to me?
Every registered voter in San Mateo County will re
ceive in the mail, a postage paid ballot. All that a
voter will need to do is to ll out their ballot, sign it
and return it to San Mateo County.
In case you need a new ballot, lost one, did not re
ceive one, or need a new ballot for some other rea
son, every city in the County will have a voting
center where you can pick up any ballot in the
County, ll it out and drop it o at any voting loca
tion in the County. For those voters that enjoy visit
ing a polling location on Election Day to cast your
vote, you still can, but you will have fewer locations.
To count, your ballot needs to be postmarked no
later than the day of the election, November 3. Your
ballot will be counted as soon as it is received by the
The Redwood City Election
Due to the geographic diversity of Redwood City, the
City Council supported the eorts of Assemblymem

o Redwood Shores County Oce of Education,

101 Twin Dolphin Dr.
o City Hall 1017 Middleeld Road
o Veterans Memorial Senior Center 1455 Madi
son Ave.
o Fair Oaks Community Center 2600 Middleeld
And that the County Elections Oce has a program
to cure mailed ballots that may have had a prob
lem (e.g. the voter did not sign the ballot).
The Council also approved a budget of up to
$25,000 for community outreach so that voters
are informed and educated on how to complete
and mail their ballot.

You Can Help

Please talk with your friends, neighbors, business col
leagues and others about this Novembers all mailin
ballot. Ballots will be sent to all registered voters in
San Mateo County in the rst week of October. Elec
tion Day is Tuesday, November 3.
The allmail in ballot will apply to local elections only,
and will not apply to state or federal elections.
The state and federal elections in 2016 will go back to
a permanent absentee voter and polling place work
San Mateo County has a long history of leadership in
the State of California. With the passage of AB 2028
AllMailed Ballot Pilot
Program, San Mateo
County has been pro
vided the unique op
inuencing and im
proving the manner in
which elections are
conducted through
out the state.
Jeff Gee, Mayor
City of Redwood City
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OktobeRun Returns to
the Shores October 24th
For the 5th year in a row, runners taking on OktobeRun
will be coursing through Redwood Shores on October 24
in their attempt to improve their personal best times,
while enjoying a beautiful fall day on the San Francisco
Bay Trail.
Proceeds from OktobeRun support programs are funded
by the Redwood City Education Foundation (RCEF),
which motivates many runners, but the race is also coming into itself as a well-regarded event drawing participants from around the Bay Area and across the country.
Race director Rick Hunter credits the Redwood Shores
Community Association (RSCA) with helping to build
the races success.
RSCA has been a loyal partner from the beginning, and
we are very grateful for their contribution, Hunter said.
Every year RSCA volunteers have staffed a water station
and The PILOT has publicized the event. Weve really
enjoyed helping out such a grand event for such a good
cause, and Im encouraging our community to participate
again this year, said RSCA vice-president Jim Cvengros.
Runners in the half marathon and 5K races appreciate
how well OktobeRun volunteers tend to their needs and
enjoy the home town, community feel they provide.
While the half marathon appeals mostly to elite runners,
the 5 K is well-suited for families and also attracts a
strong contingent of students. The participation of this
group falls into one of the RCEFs key strategies for promoting wellness in schools. We have been funding wellness programs since 2005, said RCEF president Judie
Gutierrez. OktobeRun and our 4th of July Parade Run
are important elements of our mission. We strongly believe healthy kids learn better! To encourage student participation this year, OktobeRun has dropped fees for
students to $10.
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School Events

by Kelly Song
September means preparation for fall colors, chilly
breezes, and most importantly the ringing of
school bells. Thats right,
its time to grab those backpacks and hop on school
buses, because the new
school year awaits.

Dogs Off-Leash Being

Cited in Mariner Park
Owners Reminded That Dogs MUST
Be On Leash in Public Areas

The City has received numerous complaints of dog owners who are occupying Mariners Park for off-leash
jaunts. Residents are upset that they cant walk through
Mariner Park without being accosted by dogs. The residents around and walkers through Mariner Park have
reported numbers of dogs off-leash there, along with
concerns of aggressive dogs (and rude behavior by dog
With a new year comes new owners).
events, and this year Carlmont High School and the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District have an exciting The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Departline-up of activities to kick off the school year. Below is ment wishes to remind all dog owners that dogs are aljust a short list of whats waiting ahead. Get ready for lowed on-leash only in City parks, unless such park is
designated with posted signs as an off-leash area.
the adventure of this 2015-2016 school year!
City Police have been and will be continuing to issue ciCarlmont High School
tations for anyone who has their dog(s) off-leash in
Science Lectures: One Wednesday each month, CarlShores parks or on the levee trail. (Ordinance 25.2.05)
mont invites a guest speaker to engage students and all
audiences in the exciting world of science. Lectures are Parks and Recreation has added new signs at Mariner
from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and range from a variety of topics Park and is working with Redwood City Police for more
including the prehistoric ages, biology and engineering. frequent patrols.
All lectures are free of charge and take place at the Carlmont Performing Arts Center on campus. Check the A reminder that there IS a large off-leash area on Radio
Road just before the entrance to the Silicon Valley Clean
Carlmont website for specific dates.
Water plant. Dog owners who wish to let their dogs run
ASB Blood Drive: The annual blood drive held by Carlmonts Associated Student Body in partnership with the free should use that area.
American Red Cross will take place on Thursday, Oct. At all other time, dogs must be on leash in public areas
29 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The blood drive is opened to of Redwood City.
students of specific age and will take place in the Student Union on campus. Lets support those in need!
Winter Sports Parent Meeting: For all Carlmont students participating in winter sports, there will be a
mandatory meeting on Monday, Nov. 23 from 7 p.m.
STILO SALON announced that it closed its doors perto 9 p.m. Keep our athletics strong, and go Scots!
manently as of September 1, 2015. After 19 years at the
Sandpiper Elementary School
Market Place (Nob Hill Shopping Center) here in RedPicture Day: Say cheese! Students at Sandpiper will wood Shores, Manuel Roces, owner, and the entire staff
take their school pictures on Monday, Sept. 28, during wanted to thank ALL of their clients, friends, and the
school hours.
wonderful community of Redwood Shores for the supSchool Board Meeting: A monthly Sandpiper school port they have given us through out these years.
board meeting will take place on Thursday, Oct. 1 from
In announcing the closing Roces said, We are ex7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
tremely thankful for the opportunity given Stilo Salon
International Walk to School Day: Grab your shoes in servicing the hair care needs of Redwood Shores.
and prepare to walk to school on Wednesday, Oct. 7!
Sandpiper is participating in the movement to conserve If you dont have contact information and want to get in
energy by having students walk to school instead of rid- touch with your stylist, you can email Manuel Roces at
ing in a car.
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Save the Music

Sunday, October 4 th
Twin Pines Park, Belmont
Its hard to believe twelve years have passed since
the first School-Force Save the Music Festival
filled the air. With an ambitious charter to showcase
local talent, and raise money for our local school music
programs, the Festival has grown to become the destination on the peninsula for great music and family fun.
This year an exciting program promises to entertain you,
your family, neighbors and friends all day long!
In addition to great music will be local gourmet food
and beverages, the Save the Music University hands on
learning and activity zone, and a Childrens Fun Zone
filled with exciting games and activities. Of course,
music is the theme at this party so be sure to stop by the
famous Musical Instrument Petting Zoo for an inter-

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active music experience!

The 13th Annual School-Force Save the Music Festival
takes place on Sunday, October 4th from 11am-5pm at
Twin Pines Park in Belmont. Free parking is available
at Notre Dame High School and University. The Festival is brought to you by the School-Force Education
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Its ELEMENTARY: Back to School

regard to instructional materials in math and English/Language Arts. Importantly, we selected materials that facilitate
Its Back to School season! We are excited for our best year
differentiation for students working at different levels. These
yet in the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District. We
new resources should help us challenge all students, whether
have had another successful round of classroom additions this
they are working above or below grade level.
summer, we are developing new programs, updating our curriculum, and implementing a strategic plan to prepare our stu- Strategic Plan
dents for a rapidly changing world.
As a school system, we are responsible for preparing our students for a rapidly changing, globally competitive world.
Classroom Additions
Last year, a 25-person committee of district stakeholders
This past spring and summer, we added two classrooms at
came together to consider what skills and experiences our stuRedwood Shores Elementary (RSE), eight classrooms at Nesdents need to prepare them successfully for college, career,
bit School, and eight classrooms at Ralston Middle School.
and citizenship. The committee identified four strategic diAll three projects were completed on time and under budget!
rections for the school district:
RSE can now host four classes of students (100) per grade
1. Instill a mindset for learning.
level. Also, we replaced Ralston Middle Schools main heat2. Create a collaborative culture of learning.
ing and air conditioning system with a much quieter energy3. Sustain a learning environment that promotes a
efficient model, funded in part with a $444,000 state grant for
capacity for innovation.
increased energy efficiency.
4. Foster responsible global citizenship.
Enrollment Growth and Program Development
For 2015-16, our focus will be instilling a mindset for learnThis past June, we proudly promoted 344 eighth grade stuing within our students. The goal is to develop students who
dents to high school. This month, we are welcoming 500
are perseverant and resilient, and who understand that their
kindergarteners into our schools! At minimum, we expect
abilities are grown by taking on challenges, working hard,
our overall enrollment to grow by 150 students to 4,050 stuand learning from mistakes. We want students to think of
dents total. This is nearly a 70% increase from the 2,400 stutheir brain like a musclethe more you challenge and train
dents enrolled in Belmont-Redwood Shores ten years ago in
it, the stronger (and smarter!) it gets.
Ralston Middle School will have approximately 1,220 stu- Important Dates & Times
dents this year. This is larger than we would like it to be, and School starts at 8:25am at Redwood Shores Elementary and
those 1200+ commuting students contribute to traffic conges- Sandpiper School, so there will be increased traffic around
tion on Ralston Avenue. In response, we are currently ex- the schools from 8am to 8:30am. Back to School Night will
panding Nesbit School from grades K-5 to K-8. This year, be on September 3 at 6pm at Sandpiper and September 9 at
Nesbit has a sixth grade class, which will grow to eighth 7pm for Redwood Shores Elementary. Looking ahead to Ocgrade over the next two years. This both provides a small tober, please hold Sunday, October 4, from 11am to 5:30pm
school alternative to families in grades 6-8 and lessens the on your calendar for Save the Music, our districts annual
enrollment pressure on Ralston Middle School. We are con- music festival and fundraiser at Twin Pines Park in Belmont.
sidering a similar grade level expansion at Sandpiper School It is always a fun and lively event!
in Redwood Shores. In June, we conducted a survey of 502 We are looking forelementary school parents from both RSE and Sandpiper ward to a terrific
School. Eighty-four percent supported the K-8 program in school year, and we
concept, and 82% responded that they would consider en- are truly grateful for
rolling their child. Currently, we are reviewing the logistical the communitys suppossibilities for such an expansion.
port of our schools. If
you are interested in
New Curricular Materials
As you may recall, California has adopted new academic volunteering or helpstandards in math, English/Language Arts, and science over ing out at a school,
the last five years. Thankfully, the textbook publishers are please call me at 650catching up with the standards, and we now have new math, 620-2703, and we
reading, and writing curricular materials for our classrooms. will help match you
Last year, our teachers were in the difficult position of prepar- with a school or proing our students for the states new standards test without new gram.
standards-aligned instructional materials. While they did re- Sincerely,
markably well adapting what they had and finding new maMichael
terials online, we are very excited to be caught up with

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Rosanne Foust Works Hard

for Redwood Shores
Rosanne and her daughters, Lydia and Julia

Rosanne continually works

to be a unifying and collaborative voice of reason
by listening to residents
of Redwood City while
being open to new ideas.
Please join me in supporting Rosanne Foust for the
Redwood City Council.

Rosanne is a strong
advocate for Redwood
City, including getting Bair
Island restored. Her efforts
will pay off for Redwood
City in the long run.
Lorianna Kastrop
Port of Redwood City

Mary Morrissey Parden

Redwood Shores Resident

Every time we go to downtown Redwood City for

lunch, dinner, or a movie,
or the Redwood Shores
library or walk the levees,
I think about the countless
hours and energy Rosanne
expended to give us the
lifestyle we so enjoy in this
Bonnie Wolf Gottesman
Redwood Shores Resident

Rosanne works every day

for Redwood City seniors.
YMCA/Senior Center and
she led the effort for the
new senior shuttle bus. She
listens empathically and
responds to concerns in
a timely manner, and her
dedicated work is improving the quality of life in
every neighborhood.
Rev. Dr. Harold S. Draeger
Vice Chair of the Senior
Affairs Commission*
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* titles used for identification only

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Silicon Valley Clean Water

Secures Needed Sites for
63-inch Forcemain Project
UNDER Redwood Shores

two years of the permit with all proceeds coming to

SVCW. After two years, the proceeds would be split
50/50 with the county.
Staff believes there is demand for temporary uses of the
area that will allow SVCW to recover some of the costs
during the first two years since SVCW does not have an
immediate long term need for the area.

By Daniel Child
SVCW General Manager
As has been widely reported, the next portion of Moving Forward With Creative
SVCW's conveyance system to be constructed is the 63"
Biosolids Treatment Project
pipeline section from Bair Island to the treatment plant
SVCW is moving forward with one of the Bay Area's
at the southeast end of Redwood Shores.
SVCW staff recommended and the Commission ac- most creative biosolids projects as a result of a threecepted going forward with environmental review and year study that demonstrates the success of a new
public review of an alternative known internally as 4BE process that uses very little energy to dry biosolids
-TBM. This involves a tunnel boring machine with a The SVCW Commission recently approved an agreelaunch shaft near the San Carlos Airport, ending at the ment with BioForceTech, Inc., for a full service
SVCW plant and at the north end of Bair Island. For
biosolids disposal contract.
more information, go to:
("Biosolids" refers to treated
sewage sludge that meets the
EPA pollutant and pathogen requirements for land apTo facilitate construction of the conveyance system,
plication and surface disposal.)
SVCW pursued use of unimproved portions of property
owned by San Mateo County for construction, storage The disposal of biosolids is a major expense for any
and staging areas. The property is located along Shore- wastewater treatment facility and the options for disposal continue to shrink, while costs increase.
way Road near Redwood Shores Parkway.
Even though the actual construction of the 63" section To date, BioForceTech has covered most expenses reof the conveyance system will not take place for 18-24 lated to testing of SVCW biosolids - materials, manmonths, this property is in very high demand and re- power, shipping and all aspects of operating the facility.
cently became available. The property is critical to the SVCW has provided a very small amount of power and
ability to perform the work needed to install the 63" re- water for the process and funding for extending the testplacement pipeline. If it is not available when SVCW ing beyond what BioForceTech had planned to provide.
needs it for construction of the conveyance system, it The additional testing was intended to increase SVCW's
would either delay the project until it is available or confidence in the system.
force the Authority to use a more expensive and disrup- At this time, SVCW staff believes it is in the best interest
tive option
of the Authority to proceed with a long term contract
The County issues permits, rather than leases, for use of with BioForceTech for the disposal of some of the
the unimproved properties for temporary construction, biosolids produced by the Authority. SVCW has long
storage and assembly areas. The permit has been nego- maintained a practice of having more than one disposal
tiated by staff from both agencies. The County will re- option available at all time for biosolids. This practice
ceive $97,300 per month for SVCW's use of is due to the fact that the options for disposal have
approximately 6.4 acres of land. SVCW also has the op- changed many times over the years and continue to
tion to obtain the use of another smaller area, located change today.
along Skyway Road, if needed. The cost for this smaller An added benefit of the BioForceTech process is the
area will be $4,709 per month if SVCW chooses to pro- elimination of many truck trips from the SVCW facility
ceed with the permit.
to the out of county disposal locations. It is estimated
SVCW staff has negotiated with County Staff to include that over 500 truck trips per year will be eliminated due
the ability of SVCW to sublease the areas, with County to the drying and power production onsite versus disapproval to insure safe airport operations, during the first posal at the current offsite locations.
September 2015 The PILOT Page 17

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PG&E Updates:
Gas Pipeline Projects
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is upgrading
a portion of their natural gas distribution system serving
Redwood Shores. These projects are part of PG&Es
commitment toward providing safe, reliable, clean and
affordable natural gas service, and the modernization of
pipelines is one of the many projects PG&E is undertaking to become the safest gas system in the nation.
Work affecting Compass Drive, Trident Drive, Starboard
Drive, Bark Drive, Keel Lane and Luff Lane is expected
to be completed by late September. All of the upgraded
distribution gas main that runs beneath the street has
been installed and crews have begun upgrading the individual gas services on Compass Drive and Trident
Drive. Once those services have been upgraded crews
will begin upgrading the services on Luff and Keel
Lanes, followed by Bark Drive and Starboard Drive.
Work on Skiff Circle is expected to be completed near
the beginning of October. The individual service upgrades are expected to begin in early September.
Work on Fathom Court, Spar Drive, Teredo Drive and
Barkentine Lane from Becket Drive to Tiller Lane, is expected to be completed by the end of October. PG&E
has upgraded the distribution gas main and individual
services on Fathom Court. Crews are currently installing the distribution gas main and upgrading individual services on Barkentine Lane. When work on
Barkentine Lane has been completed, crews will move
on to Spar Drive and finish on Teredo Drive.

pilot lights after reconnecting individual meters to the

new gas main. This process typically takes about four
hours to complete. After the projects have been completed, PG&E will refinish roadways and work with
property owners to restore landscaping.

This work will affect traffic and parking at times during

construction. PG&E will clearly mark all work areas,
and traffic flaggers will help to direct traffic. Although
Work for all projects will take place Monday through access to some driveways may be occasionally affected,
Friday. During construction, residents will see PG&E crews can provide access within a few minutes of your
trucks and other heavy equipment. PG&E will contact request.
you in advance if your gas service will be temporarily As part of the projects, there will be a controlled and
interrupted. PG&E will perform a safety check of all safe release of a small amount of natural gas so that
PG&E can empty the pipeline for replacement. Residents may hear a steady noise and notice the smell of
gas during a release. Customers in proximity to any gas
releases will receive an automated call the night before.
This is safe and normal while crews are working, but if
you have any concerns about the smell of gas, call
PG&E 24 hours a day at 1-800-743-5000.
If you have any questions or concerns about this project,
please call your PG&E Customer Care Representative
Travis Neff at 415-973-3089.
September 2015 The PILOT Page 19

(continued from Page 4)

Runners also love the mostly flat, incredibly scenic
course. Well-stocked goodie bags, finishers medals,
and 13.1 car magnets for half marathoners add to their
OktobeRun concludes with a lively post-race expo featuring food and drink samples, information booths, and
other attractions. This year were working on having
food trucks and a masseuse, Hunter said, and we also
hope to feature Olympic athlete Erica McLain who has
some entertaining and innovative ways to test your athletic skills.
October 24th promises to be a good day for OktobeRun
runners, the RCEF, and Redwood Shores. To learn
more about OktobeRun, visit: www.oktoberun.com.
To learn more about RCEF, visit www.rcef.org.

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(Or how a former Connecticut Yankee embraced California Cuisine)

Lynn Kathleen Adams

September in Connecticut - Autumn Leaves

New Englanders are so very patient. Theyll swelter
through the hot muggy dog days of summer, hopeful for
a quick August thunderstorm to cool the heat and humidity down a bit. Now mind you this is not to say
they will not complain endlessly about the weather. But
theyll also dream longingly of sweet September, the
first frost, the country fairs and festivals, the bushels of
newly harvested Cortland and McIntosh apples, and the
fresh apple cider. Even if there is an Indian Summer,
the cool early mornings and evenings are a welcome delight.
Autumn in New England is spectacular. The glorious
colors of the maple trees resplendent in their crimson
and golden hues are simply breathtaking. Wood smoke
spirals heavenward from the fireplaces. The air is crisp
and energizing, perfect for a hike in western Connecticut. Wed pile into the car and drive up through Litchfield and then continue on over all of the little bumpy
back roads lined with stone walls we could find, to Kent
Falls, one of our favorite places to hike, take photographs, and admire the foliage. Getting lost along the
way was always an adventure, and of course, we all had
our different opinions on how to find our destination.
Before we all had our iPhones we actually used well worn paper maps!
Our expedition was usually an all-day affair, so we
would have to have a little sweet snack along with our
fresh picked apples to munch on when we got hungry.
This recipe is an adaptation from one our family has enjoyed for many years. I believe it originally came from
Old Sturbridge Village, right across the Connecticut
state line, in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. This living history museum depicts early New England life from 1790
to 1840, and always made us thankful that we did not
live during this era it was such hard work! Quakers
are a delicious oatmeal cookie, very easy to make once
out of the oven, theyre guaranteed to disappear quickly!
2 Cups Brown Sugar
1 Cup Unsalted Butter
2 Eggs, Beaten
2 Cups Sifted All Purpose Flour
3 Cups Quick Quaker Oats
1 and teaspoons Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 Teaspoons Vanilla

* Cup Sugar (do not include in the dry ingredients

above set aside)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cream the butter and brown sugar. Add beaten eggs
and vanilla. Sift flour with baking soda and salt, stir
in Quaker Oats, and stir the dry ingredients into the
creamed butter and brown sugar. Mix well until all
oats are integrated into the batter. Put cup sugar into
a small bowl.
Take about a walnut sized piece of the batter, roll into
a ball, and then dip the ball into the sugar, rolling
around to coat all of the surface area. Place cookies
onto baking sheet covered with parchment paper, allowing about three inches between each cookie. Bake
at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. You can add to
C. chopped walnuts if you like to the dry ingredients.
This recipe should make 4 dozen large soft cookies, or
you can roll the batter into logs, chill then in the refrigerator and slice to make almost six dozen thinner
crispier cookies just watch your timer when baking
to make certain they do not overcook! Enjoy on a hike
admiring our own California change of seasons, or in
your kitchen with a nice cold glass of milk!
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The Editors END NOTES:

Be a VOTER !
Shores residents are among the most civic-minded people in this local area. Being a voter is one of the most
basic ways each of us exercise our constitutional and
most fundamental right to express our opinions about
our local governance.

been especially true this last year. Weve had geologic

testing scheduled on short notice, filming of a major motion picture (Terminator 5) on the Oracle campus, plus
continuing work by PG&E to upgrade our gas infrastructure. We are expecting the need for these short notices
to increase in the coming year.

Being a voter also increases the political power of the

Shores with local officials: they look closely at how many
of those eligible actually vote, and the higher that percentage the more influence we can have as a community.

Its easy to join our email list. Just go to our web site at
RSCA.org. At the top of the left column is a big yellow
button that says Join our email list. Just click on that
button to add your email to our list. Youll also find a copy
of our PRIVACY POLICY that you can read before you
complete your registration.

If you at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen, please

make sure that you are registered to vote!

Once again: LOOK OUT !

While we live in one of the Bay Areas safest communities, it bears repeating again and again we need to
take an active role in watching out for each other and in
You can register on-line and find information about the doing our part to keep the Shores a safe place to live.
candidates and issues that will be on this Novembers So please:
ballot. If you are not already signed up for Vote by Mail, LOCK UP! Dont make it so easy for those who
you can do that at the same web site, too.
would take advantage in our community. Lock your cars,
even in your driveways. Lock your home (front and back
doors), even if you only step out for a few minutes. And
dont encourage a break-in by leaving valuables like cell
phones, laptops, iPads, and GPS units in plain sight, either in your car or at home.

If you havent yet registered go to:

LOOK OUT for your neighbors! If something doesnt

This election is ONLY VOTE by MAIL! (See Page 3.) If look right, call:
youre not a registered voter, you wont get a mail-in ballot.
Redwood City Police
Whatever your opinions on the issues, you need to
make your voice heard. So get your ballot in the mail
well before November 3rd, and

3 6 9 -3 3 3 3
(* If its an emergency, you can always call 911 !)

If you SEE something, SAY something! Please dont

hesitate to call and let the police check out anything that
looks suspicious or out of the ordinary. Do your part and
Celebrating 45 years of Service !
2015 marks the 45th Anniversary of your Redwood help us keep the Shores a SAFE place to live and work.
Shores Community Association.

Be a VOTER !

Incorporated in 1970, RSCA has been working for 45

years to make and KEEP the Shores a GREAT
place to work and live! Weve fought many battles, big
and small, to maintain the quality of life we enjoy here
on our little island.
So youll be hearing 45 for 45 a lot this year as RSCA
celebrates 45 years of service to the Shores!

And Join Our Email List

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