Carolyn Livengood: Private Portfolios Inc. owner skeleton to lift $50000 this year for charities

May 7, 2016 - garden totes

Robert F. Binn, owners and boss of Private Portfolios Inc. in San Mateo, celebrating his 50 years in business and his passion to assistance internal kids, is formulation to lift $50,000 during 2016 and afterwards dividing a supports equally among 4 internal charities that advantage children.

The internal charities and their objectives are:

* San Mateo Police Activities League, builds a bond between cops and kids.

* Peninsula Family Service, helps exposed children and their families.

* San Mateo Rotary Foundation, provides scholarships for a youth.

* Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Mateo County, mentors and supports encourage children.

Binn, who has spent his career in a San Mateo area as an investment advisor for individuals, families, and businesses, wants to give behind to a village that has given so many to him. He and his wife, Linnell, Foster City residents for some-more than 45 years, already support several San Mateo charities that advantage children.

“My father has already motionless he will never retire,” Dan Binn, one of a Binn’s 3 sons, who assimilated his dad’s organisation in 2000, pronounced in a news release.

“Dad has done a joining to privately compare 100 percent of any concession we accept from a village until we strike a goal. This is a large possibility to spend his money!” combined Dan Binn, who enjoys operative with his father as a business partner and as a father and son team.

Bob Dinn’s hospitality started early — in 1973-74 — with a immature son and another on a way. He spent dual years as a proffer Foster City troops officer. He serves on a San Mateo Police Activities League house of trustees, is a keeper of a Endowment Trust for Peninsula Family Service, and is also authority of a Legacy Donor Program for a San Mateo Rotary Club, of that he has been a member given 1978.

“My father is not a billionaire like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, who founded a Giving Pledge for a ultra-wealthy to present one-half of their resources in their lifetime,” wrote Dan Binn. “The bequest he wants to assistance emanate is for people to applaud their possess milestones selflessly and ‘pay it forward’ by giving to those reduction advantageous around we who need a assistance and support of their community.”

To assistance Bob Binn emanate a legacy, we might attend by going to and clicking on Donate. He will compare your grant to make his $50,000 goal.

Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County holding Young during Heart celebration fundraiser

Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County, an disciple for seniors in long-term caring comforts and investigates claims of abuse, invites everybody to bound behind into a ’50s by attending a annual Young during Heart celebration fundraiser from 6 to 11 p.m. Jun 4.

The sharp-witted eventuality being hold during Sparky’s Hot Rod Garage, 975 Industrial Road, Suite A, in San Carlos will be highlighted by a smorgasboard dinner, dancing to ’50s song with a Dave Crimmen Band, and live and wordless auctions. Fifties-style clothes is suggested to unequivocally get in a ’50s mood.

Ticket cost is $125 per chairman if purchased before Tuesday (May 10) or $150 per chairman after Tuesday.

To buy tickets, for sponsorships trimming from $1,000 to $10,000, or for some-more information, call Mitch Reitman, executive of development, during 650-780-7249 or email

Masterworks Chorale to perform ‘Man of LaMancha’

Masterworks Chorale is behaving “Man of LaMancha,” a undying and jubilant musical, during 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. May 15 during a Carlmont Performing Arts Center, 1400 Alameda de las Pulgas, in Belmont.

The uncover lauds a excellence of faith as a horseman erring demonstrates a energy of adore and wish in conquering even a harshest of circumstances.

“Just as a low-pitched is set in a context of a Spanish Inquisition, Masterworks’ semi-staged prolongation will be extended by a song of Imperial Spain, particularly Toms de Victoria’s wealthy “O Magnum Mysterium,” as good as flamenco guitar and dance, an art form tracing a origins to this time in Spanish history,” says a news release. “Spain’s golden age was a duration of discovery, expansion, and power, noted by both extensive hardship and artistic flourishing, giving a universe a bequest of pretentious art amidst eager conflict.”

Concert tickets cost $30 per chairman for allege purchase, $35 during a door, and $10 per tyro with tyro ID. A reward is accessible for groups of 10 or more.

For tickets and some-more details, go to or call 650-918-6225.

Wells Fargo Foundation and a San Mateo County Art Grants Program are sponsors of a event.

Masterworks Chorale will also seem as a guest artist with a Peninsula Symphony in a opening of Beethoven’s masterpiece, a Ninth Symphony, during 8 p.m. May 20 during a San Mateo Performing Arts Center, 600 N. Delaware St., in San Mateo and a 8 p.m. May 21 during Flint Center, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., in Cupertino.

Ticket cost is $40 per adult, $35 per senior, $20 per tyro with ID, and $10 per child.

For tickets and some-more information, go to

Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet to be held

The Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will start with no-host cocktails during 5:30 p.m. followed by cooking and a module during 6:30 p.m. on Jun 8 during Green Hills Country Club, 500 Ludeman Lane, in Millbrae.

San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Daily Journal, and First National Bank of Northern California are honoring 9 internal sports legends during a event. Those being inducted, who have desirous others with their care skills and jaunty abilities, are from a following internal schools:

* Sacred Heart Preparatory, Jenny Circle, basketball player.

* Westmoor High School/College of San Mateo, Tom Dooley, U.S. Olympian (track and field).

* Cubberley High School, Bill Green, lane and field.

* El Camino and South San Francisco high schools, Bob Keropian, National Football Foundation president.

* Hillsdale High School, Randy Metheany, softball coach.

* Aragon High School/College of San Mateo, Christie McCoy Hjelm, softball pitcher.

* San Mateo High School/College of San Mateo, Bob Rush, lane and field, and cranky republic coach.

* Jefferson High School/Skyline College, Bryan Thomasson, basketball player.

* Aragon High School/San Jose State University, Sid Williams, basketball player.

John Horgan, Mercury News columnist and former San Mateo Times news and sports writer, will be a guest orator during a event, that will embody a raffle and will finish no after than 9 p.m.

Business clothes is suggested as Green Hills Country Club does not concede jeans, t-shirts, swimsuits, jogging attire, brief shorts, tank tops, load pants or shorts, or cutoffs.

Tickets cost is $95 per adult; $20 per child (12 years and younger); or $950 for a list of 8 with primary seating and signage. All paid reservations will accept dual nominal tickets to Stanford University’s Opening Home Football Game, pleasantness of a Stanford Athletic Department.

To squeeze tickets by May 20 or for questions, call 650-348-7600 or email

Founded in 1989, a some-more than 250-member Peninsula Hall of Fame is located during a San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., in downtown Redwood City.

Redwood Symphony to hang adult unchanging season

Redwood Symphony, underneath a rod of Maestro Eric Kujawsky, will hang adult a unchanging deteriorate on May 28 with Two Fifths, a unison featuring a Fifth Symphonies of both Beethoven and Shostakovich as good as Stravinsky’s “Scherzo a la Russe.”

The unison will start during 8 p.m. in a Main Theater of Caada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., in Redwood City.

“Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony supposing a template for many sonorous works by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and many other composers in that tragedy decorated in a early movements is eventually overcome by delight in a final movement,” pronounced Kujawsky in a press release. He will explain some-more in his pre-concert speak during 7 p.m. about how Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony turns this grounds upside down with a smuggled-in summary of overthrow conflicting a Soviet state — a really conflicting of a work’s presumably optimist stance!

The unison offers a singular eventuality to hear this shatteringly romantic work along with a “original” Fifth.

“As an combined bonus, we’re behaving a West Coast premiere of Gustav Mahler’s ‘retouched’ chronicle of Beethoven, in that some of a composer’s orchestrations are simplified and done some-more effective,” settled Kujawsky.

Although a 2015-16 deteriorate ends with this concert, Redwood Symphony skeleton dual summer surprises. The band will perform a giveaway Outdoor Summer Concert during 7 p.m. Jun 18 in Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., in Redwood City, and afterwards during 8 p.m. Jul 30, Masterworks Chorale will join a Redwood Symphony in a grand opening of Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand” during a San Mateo Performing Arts Center, 600 N. Delaware St., in San Mateo.

Tickets from $10 to $25 are accessible in allege during; $10 to $30 during a door; and children underneath 18 years of age, accompanied by an adult, are approved free. Parking during Caada College is copiousness and free.

Redwood Symphony is an all-volunteer band dedicated to a opening of an ambitious, contemporary repertoire and also good orchestral classics. The innovative programming and importance on preparation are dual reasons because so many of a many gifted musicians from via a San Francisco Bay Area proffer their time to play, and because audiences and critics have been so eager about a symphony’s artistry.

NFL Alumni Northern California Chapter holding gift golf tournament, banquet

The NFL Alumni Northern California Chapter is hosting a 34th annual Charity Golf Classic and Awards Banquet on Jun 20 during a Tournament Players Club Stonebrae Country Club, 202 Country Club Drive, in Hayward.

The contest will respect dual former National Football League stars:

* Dwight Hicks, a four-time Pro Bowl welfare from 1981 to 1984 who was a standout defensive reserve for a San Francisco 49ers during their dynasty run in a 1980s, assisting his organisation win Super Bowls XVI and XIX. He also led a NFL in interceptions and lapse yards in that good 1981 championship season.

* Lorenzo Neal, a four-time Pro Bowl welfare and three-time All-Pro, was a fullback in a NFL for 16 seasons and was deliberate one of a best restraint fullbacks in NFL history. He blocked for a 1,000-plus yard regulating behind in 11 true seasons from 1997 to 2007. Neal was a member of 8 opposite NFL teams, including a Oakland Raiders.

All deduction from a eventuality go to a 501(c)3 NFL Alumni “Caring for Kids” module that advantages youth-oriented causes in a Northern California area.

Registration is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; call to carts is 11:45 a.m.; shotgun start during noon. The format will be four-person Texas Scramble System. Each foursome will be captained by an NFL alumni; no encumber necessary.

Special prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to a pin, and hole-in-one. Team awards are also available.

An on-course grill lunch will be supposing by Tex Howard’s Bar-B-Que between a 1st and 10th holes. At 5 p.m., appetizers, cocktails, a giveaway massage supposing by Therapia, wordless auction, raffle piece sales, bocce ball, and a song unison by Dan Ashley and Johnny Gunn will be enjoyed. At 6 p.m., a banquet, awards rite with Dan Ashley as master of ceremonies, raffle drawing, wordless auction winner, and announcements will interpretation a illusory tournament.

Cost for an particular actor is $800; Grade we hole unite is $500; Grade II hole unite is $1,000; and a cooking guest, $200. Other sponsorships are also accessible trimming from $3,500 to $40,000 (for some-more details, email or call 650-366-3659).

The deadline for golf registration and fees is Jun 1. Make checks payable to NFL Alumni Northern California Chapter and mail to NFL Alumni Northern California Chapter, 1311 Madison Ave., Redwood City, Calif., 94061 or go online during and compensate by credit card.

For some-more details, email Lucy Kim, contest coordinator, during or call 510-449-5991.

The Village Gardener owners to learn on shortening H2O in anniversary gardening

Frank Niccoli, owners of The Village Gardener, will learn a open how to revoke H2O needs for anniversary unfeeling gardening by training how to grow “warm-season” vegetables to collect all summer long, during a Water-Wise Edible Organic Gardening Workshop being hold from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdayat a Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave., in Millbrae.

Sponsored by a City of Millbrae, Bay Area Water Supply Conservation Agency, Millbrae Library, and Friends of a Millbrae Library, a giveaway category will also cover how to incorporate organic upkeep techniques into anniversary unfeeling gardening such as regulating compost and cover crops.

A highbrow during Foothill College in Los Altos Hills and Merritt College in Oakland, Niccoli has been a gardener for some-more than 50 years. He has served for 8 years as executive of apparatus supervision for a California Landscape Contractors Association of that he is a past boss of a initial chapter, and he is association’s state president. Under Niccoli’s leadership, a organisation has grown a Water Management module that is now being used by some-more than 600 landscape contractors in California.

Workshop attendees will have an eventuality to enter a raffle for a compost bin. To RSVP, call 650-349-3000 or go to

Flower uncover to be hold during Burlingame Woman’s Club

The Carolands Garden Club, a member of National Garden Clubs Inc., Pacific Region, and California Garden Clubs Inc., Bay Ocean District, is hosting a tiny customary flower uncover — Flowers in Space — from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday during a Burlingame Woman’s Club, 241 Park Ave., in Burlingame.

The eventuality is dedicated to Hillsborough proprietor Marilyn Oberti, a longtime member of a Carolands Garden Club as good as a lifetime member of National Garden Clubs Inc. and California Garden Clubs Inc. She is also a CGC relationship for a 2016-17 CGCI President’s Project — “Let Your Garden Grow” — a training knowledge for children that encourages them to be destiny gardeners.

The open is invited to come suffer this giveaway event, being co-chaired by Irene Steiner and Barbara McAllen, both of Hillsborough, that not usually comforts artistic styles and garden-grown exhibits of a CGC members yet also poetic arrangements by guest designers, Shane Looper, of South San Francisco, and Adrian Peterson, of Hillsborough. .

An awards rite will be hold during 3 p.m. for members entered into dual vital divisions: “Horticulture” and “Design,” that includes a special preparation vaunt showcasing a accumulation of drought-tolerant plants with copiousness of tips about them.

U.S. Post Office holding ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive

U.S. Post Office minute carriers opposite a republic are seeking a open to attend in their 24th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive on Mar 14. It is a largest single-day food expostulate hold to fight craving in America and to advantage food banks.

San Mateo County residents are requested to place a stout bag of nonperishable food items, such as peanut butter, pasta, rice, low-sugar cereal, and canned dishes like tuna, meat, stew, soup, fruit and vegetables by their mailboxes before their mail is delivered.

The food will afterwards be collected by a minute carriers who will broach them to a Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Since Second Harvest was determined in 1974, it has turn one of a largest food banks in a nation. Locally, a Second Harvest Food Bank is providing food to an normal of scarcely 250,000 people any month, a infancy of that is seniors and low-income families with children.

Even yet a Letter Carriers Food Drive has been an annual eventuality given 1993, a series of pounds collected has left down — yet a need has increased. Residents are urged to do their partial this year to boost a series of pounds collected in sequence to assistance revoke a need.

To learn some-more about Stamp Out Hunger, go to or for some-more sum about Second Harvest, go to

The National Association of Letter Carriers, United States Postal Service, National Rural Letter Carriers Association, United Food and Commercial Workers, United Way, AFL-CIO, Valpak, Valassis, and internal food pantries are a event’s inhabitant partners.

Art Center of Redwood City, San Carlos to attend in Silicon Valley Open Studios event

The Art Center of Redwood City and San Carlos is participating in a 30th annual Silicon Valley Open Studios Event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 14-15 adult one moody of stairs on a second building during a Art Center, 1700A Industrial Road, in San Carlos.

The open is acquire to join 13 proprietor artists — Lynne Auld, Rebecca Bangs, Teresa Beyer, Shirley Bunger, Laurie Johnson Lepkowska, Sylvia Lichtenger, Kerith Lisi, Yucali Seki, Fleur Spolidor, Robin Stearns, Cindy Stokes, Donna Wocher, and Kari Zinser — as they open their studios to share a poetic art they have been formulating given a art core non-stop during this plcae a year ago. Prior, a art core was located on Broadway Street in downtown Redwood City for 18 years.

To see an picture of any artist’s work and to learn some-more about any artist, go to

“It is really easy to transport in an art loop to see all of a smashing artists and suffer a light snacks and beverages available,” wrote Rosemary Fischer, boss of The Art Center’s house of directors, on a center’s website. “Plenty of giveaway parking is accessible directly in front of a building, all along Bing Street, and during a neighbors to a south of us during 1710 Industrial Road. Restrooms are also accessible to a visiting public.”

To learn some-more about The Art Center of Redwood City and San Carlos, email Rosemary Fischer during or call 650-593-3177.

Peninsula Museum of Art to have 32 artists during Open Studios event

The open is invited to come revisit 32 artists during one museum — a Peninsula Museum of Art during 1777 California Dive in Burlingame — when a Silicon Valley Open Studios is hold from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 14-15.

The giveaway admission, 30th annual informative eventuality will underline paintings, print, sculptures, assemblage, photography, hats, wearables, jewelry, churned media, and more.

South San Francisco Friends of a Library holding book sale

South San Francisco Friends of a Library, that supports youth, adult, and education programs and collections in a library, is holding it Spring Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14 during a South San Francisco Main Public Library auditorium, 840 W. Orange Ave., in South San Francisco.

The eventuality offers a good eventuality to modernise and restock your book shelf with good finds such as troops story books, transport books, coffee list books, unfamiliar languages: Chinese and Russian, and comics. Spend $30 during a sale and accept a giveaway South San Francisco Public Library receptacle bag.

Trades Introduction Program orientation, focus to be held

Trades Introduction Program San Mateo march and focus will be hold during 9 a.m. pointy May 21 during a International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 617 Union Hall, 1701 Leslie St., in San Mateo.

The free-of-charge, pre-apprenticeship course, with inhabitant and internal kinship Building Trades acceptance after completion, helps trainees navigate a construction zone and will deliver them to a far-reaching accumulation of trades.

Program highlights include:

* Hands-on training;

* Blueprint reading and technology;

* Overview of carpentry, siren trades, electrical, piece steel and other trades;

* Ability to try what any trade has to offer;

* Tools and materials;

* First Aid/CPR Occupational Safety and Health Administration certification;

* Basic math;

* Learn about a skills required for a approved trade apprenticeship;

* Industry guest speakers;

Disadvantaged youth, women, underserved minorities, along with veterans and those who have served in a troops are speedy to request during a imperative Trades Introduction Program San Mateo orientation.

Requirements for appearance in a module are:

* Documentation to work;

* Valid California driver’s license;

* 18 and older, high propagandize or GED diploma;

* Ability to pass drug testing;

* Able to do earthy work;

* San Mateo County residents given initial preference.

Administered by a San Mateo County Union Community Alliance in partnership with Work2Future, Trades Introduction Program San Mateo is saved by grants from a California Workforce Investment Board, Proposition 39, and Pacific Gas Electric. Trades Introduction Program does not pledge acknowledgment into an tutelage program, acknowledgment into a union, or practice in a construction industry.

For some-more details, call Rayna Lehman, director, San Mateo County Central Labor Council Community Services, during 650-341-7711.

Dorothy Cordell named 2016 Dispatcher of a Year

Dorothy Cordell’s colleagues in a County of San Mateo Office of Public Safety Communications Center have comparison her as 2016 Dispatcher of a Year.

Among a things her colleagues pronounced about her are:

* “She can kindly, quietly and effectively explain things to callers when situations can be treacherous or upsetting.”

* “She is always essay to do a best she can for her coworkers, a adults and visitors of San Mateo County, and a cops on a street.”

* “She knows her stuff.”

A runner with a county given 1999, Cordell of El Granada was famous locally as partial of National Public Safety Communications Week, that was distinguished Apr 10-16. Every year, a second week of Apr offers an eventuality for a open and coworkers to uncover appreciation for a dedicated organisation collectively referred to in open reserve circles as a “thin bullion line.”

“Dispatchers are a initial in a sequence of events that starts a response to a call for service,” says Ed Wood, communications dispatch manager, in a news release. “They are an essential member of initial response and a vicious couple to removing those in need a assistance they need and allocating a many suitable resources to go to that call. They make vicious life-saving decisions any day, quietly and good coordinating a reserve of a village members as good as a first, law and medical teams.

“The San Mateo County Dispatch Center is a best of a best. The dispatchers are lerned and work to a top standards in a industry. We are advantageous to have a guarantee that when somebody calls, they make certain there’s an answer.”

One of those running voices on a other finish of a line belongs to Cordell, who is one of 44 line and 14 executive staff operative in dual 12-hour shifts in a Public Safety Communications Center.

Located in a Hall of Justice groundwork on a County Center campus in downtown Redwood City, a internationally accredited core dispatches puncture medical and glow services in Daly City and provides troops 9-1-1 services in East Palo Alto, Half Moon Bay, Woodside, Portola Valley, San Carlos, Millbrae, and Broadmoor Village.

The core also dispatches for a Sheriff’s Office, portion a unincorporated county, a movement police, a countywide squad charge force, and county departments like open works as needed. A new Regional Operations Center is scheduled to open on a county campus in Oct 2017.

County dispatchers accept about 1,000 hours of training before operative on their possess and they say 24 hours of continued veteran training. In 2015, a dispatchers rubbed 476,470 puncture 9-1-1 and non-emergency write calls for law, glow and puncture medical services.

An appreciation luncheon was hold Apr 14 for a county dispatchers and their countywide counterparts by a San Mateo County Communications Managers Association during a Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol domicile in Woodside.

County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report earns certificate of excellence

For a 16th uninterrupted year, a Fiscal Year 2014-15 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report prepared by a County Controller’s Office warranted a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from a Government Finance Officers Association. This is a top approval in bureaucratic accounting and financial reporting.

The news contains information on a county’s assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenditures in consent with financial stating standards pursuant to a Government Accounting Standards Board, that establishes accounting and stating manners for governments to yield clean, consistent, and pure financial information.

The Fiscal Year 2014-15 news also includes financial, economic, and demographic trends. The county’s government-wide revenues totaled $1.61 billion and expenditures were $1.25 billion.

The county’s income comes from taxes (36.6 percent), charges for services (27.8 percent), seductiveness and investment gain (0.9 percent), diverse (2.2 percent), and handling and collateral grants (federal and state monies) (32.5 percent).

The county’s government-wide losses go to ubiquitous supervision (9.6 percent); roads, parks, airports, marinas (2.6 percent); amicable services (16.9 percent); Housing Authority (5.4 percent); open reserve (25.7 percent); health (includes San Mateo Medical Center) (38 percent); and seductiveness on long-term comforts (1.8 percent).

“The county is committed to providing taxpayers with an accurate and pure demeanour during a financial activities,” pronounced Controller Juan Raigoza, in a press release. “The Government Finance Officers Association endowment shows that a county and my bureau are assembly this goal. I’m unapproachable of this year’s respect and of a ongoing superb performance.”

The financial news is used by organizations to consider a county’s financial health and performance. Once again, credit rating agencies recently gave a county a singular AAA/Aaa bond rating.

To learn some-more about a financial report, go to or go to a precipitated version, famous as a Popular Annual Financial, during

If we have any news tips about a county communities, call or fax Carolyn Livermore during 650-355-5533 or e-mail her during

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