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 Sunday December 10
KC BUYS HOUSES (Palo Alto)   
FAST - CASH - Any Condition. Family owned & Operated . Same day offer! (951) 805-8661 WWW.KCBUYSHOUSES.COM (Cal-SCAN)

PREGNANT? (Palo Alto)   
CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Call us first. Living expenses, housing, medical, and continued support afterwards. Choose adoptive family of your choice. Call 24/7. 1-877-879-4709 (Cal-SCAN)

DID YOU KNOW (Palo Alto)   
7 IN 10 Americans or 158 million U.S. Adults read content from newspaper media each week? Discover the Power of Newspaper Advertising. For a free brochure call 916-288-6011 or email cecelia@cnpa.com (Cal-SCAN)

DID YOU KNOW (Palo Alto)   
144 million U.S. Adults read a Newspaper print copy each week? Discover the Power of Newspaper Advertising. For a free brochure call 916-288-6011 or email cecelia@cnpa.com (Cal-SCAN)

EVERY BUSINESS (Palo Alto)   
has a story to tell! Get your message out with California’s PRMedia Release " the only Press Release Service operated by the press to get press! For more info contact Cecelia @ 916-288-6011 or http://prmediarelease.com/california (Cal-SCAN)

DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR BOAT (Palo Alto)   
TO HERITAGE FOR THE BLIND. FREE 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care of. Call 1-800-731-5042 (Cal-SCAN)

Got an older car, boat or RV? (Palo Alto)   
Do the humane thing. Donate it to the Humane Society. Call 1- 800-743-1482 (Cal-SCAN)

DID YOU KNOW (Palo Alto)   
Information is power and content is King? Do you need timely access to public notices and remain relevant in today’s highly competitive market? Gain an edge with California News Publishers Association new innovative website capublicnotice.com and check out the Smart Search Feature. For more information call Cecelia @ (916) 288-6011 or www.capublicnotice.com (Cal-SCAN)

A PLACE FOR MOM (Palo Alto)   
The nation's largest senior living referral service. Contact our trusted,local experts today! Our service is FREE/no obligation. CALL 1-855-467-6487. (Cal-SCAN)

PREGNANT? (Palo Alto)   
CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Call us first. Living expenses, housing, medical, and continued support afterwards. Choose adoptive family of your choice. Call 24/7. 877-362-2401 (AAN CAN)

 Thursday December 7
Plant trees 10¢/ea Change lives! (Palo Alto)   
A small contribution of your time or dollars to the Trees for the Future charity will go a long way to support the voluntary tree-planting efforts of small farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. To restore the productivity of their lands, many seek out Trees for the Future for agroforestry expertise and planting materials. Through these local volunteers, Trees for the Future plants over 13 million trees a year for only $0.10 per tree! …Find out how you can help at: trees.org/ways-to-help. These small farmers have the potential, Trees for the Future has the knowledge, and you are the key. Why support these small farmers through Trees for the Future? ...You will enable impoverished small-farming families to rapidly transition from unsustainable farming techniques to a much more productive Forest Garden system. ...You will enable these families to more richly feed themselves. ...You will permanently increase their income so much that many will be able to send their children to school for the first time. ...You will create fodder to feed their livestock. ...You will show villagers how to get fuel wood from these trees without cutting them down. ...You will empower women and build stronger communities. ...You will give the world a way to end the battle between farms and forests, in a way that revitalizes and improves soil quality. ...You will remove megatons of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, reverse environmental degradation, and restore biodiversity. ...You will save lives by enabling better income, better education, and stronger communities. ...For photos and more, see: trees.org/why-trees Learn more at: trees.org.

 Wednesday December 6
FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY AFTER SALE (Palo Alto)   
FREE USED BOOK/CD/ DVD GIVEAWAY AFTER SALE Friends of the Palo Alto Library gives away FREE books after each monthly sale. Sales are always the 2nd Saturday and Sunday of each month. TEACHERS AND NON-PROFITS ONLY - ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AFTER SALE From 4-6 pm on Sunday, at the conclusion of each monthly FOPAL monthly sale, any teacher or individual associated with a nonprofit organization - with proper ID - may select ANY AMOUNT OF BOOKS AND MEDIA FOR FREE from our Bargain Room (Cubberley H-2/H-3). Just bring your own boxes and bags. Every month the Bargain Room offers many paperbacks and hardcovers in every possible genre, all sorted and shelved by subject area/genre, plus CDs, DVDs, LPs, and cassettes. We never sell everything by the end of the sale, so there will always be plenty more to choose from. The Bargain Room also contains children's bargain books from preschool to early teens. FREE GIVEAWAY FOR EVERYONE ELSE - MONDAY NIGHT AFTER SALE From 6-8 pm on Monday night after each monthly sale, everyone - you don't have to be nonprofit - may come and take away from the Bargain Room any amount of books and media. Be sure to bring enough bags and boxes. For more information about FOPAL, please visit our website at: www.fopal.org

DONATE BOOKS/SUPPORT PA LIBRARY (Palo Alto)   
DONATE YOUR BOOKS, CD'S, DVD'S, GAMES, PUZZLES, AND SOFTWARE TO BENEFIT PALO ALTO PUBLIC LIBRARIES! At our monthly book sales (always the 2nd Saturday and Sunday of every month), Friends of the Palo Alto Library finds new readers/users for your used items and contributes all proceeds to purchase new materials, technology, and furniture for the Palo Alto libraries. Materials We Accept: Fiction and nonfiction books (adult, teen, children); Textbooks and computer books, Movies (DVDs and VHS); Audiobooks (CD's and cassettes); Magazines and newspapers of exceptional historic value; Music (CD's, cassettes, and records); Games (video games, jigsaw puzzles, board games, card games); other (software, posters, sheet music, pamphlets, framed art, greeting cards, small collectibles). Sorry, We Cannot Accept: National Geographics, other magazines and newspapers, encyclopedias, Reader's Digest books, Legal statues or codes; Advertising material, and any soiled, water damaged, or partial books. Please, no large boxes - xerox or bankers boxes okay. General Guideline: If you wouldn't give it a friend, please don't give it to Friends! Dropoff Location/Times: 1) Please bring ALL donations to: Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, Main Book Sale Room (portable bldg. at rear of campus, north entrance, next to tennis courts): 2) Donations hours are: Monday-Saturday 2-4 pm. EXCEPT on the second Saturday of the month during our monthly sales. If you need to bring donations to us outside of these hours, just call 650-213-8755 to be sure that a volunteer is working in the Main Book Sale Room and can receive your donation. 3) Due to our space limitations, we CANNOT ACCEPT donations during our sales (2nd Saturday and Sunday of every month) 4) Please do not leave your donations at any of the Palo Alto City Libraries 5) Pickup of large donations can be arranged. Call 650-308-4933 and leave a message. Your donations are tax-deductible. Be sure to ask for a receipt. For more information about Friends of the Palo Alto Library, please visit our website at: www.fopal.org

FRIENDS OF THE PALO ALTO LIBRARY (Palo Alto)   
Love Books? Love Libraries? Won't you join us for a few hours a week to help keep our libraries up-to-date and thriving? FOPAL's monthly sales (always the 2nd Saturday and Sunday of every month) of donated books and media raise much-needed funds to purchase new books, furniture, technology, and special programs for Palo Alto public libraries. Choose a task to suit your time, talents, and interests. Here is a selection of available jobs - and their special benefits, besides the immense satisfaction of giving back to your community! 1) Pick up donations and move boxes of books (meet friendly donors; free body-building exercise) 2) Sort new donations into subject categories (meet friendly fellow sorters; enjoy a first look at an amazing assortment of books) 3) Manage specific subject areas, organizing and pricing books for our monthly sales (share and expand your interests and knowledge) 4) Help staff our monthly Book Sales, held on the 2nd weekend of every month - we need cashiers, floor supervisors, and donation monitors (meet hundreds of fellow bookaholics, and experience the Thrill of the Marketplace!) 5) Work with our online sales team: research higher value books, list books online, fulfill/ship orders (exercise your mental muscles) 6) Work on our website, newsletters, and other publicity/outreach projects (exercise your urge to research, write, and communicate with your community) 7) Assist our Sales and Volunteer Manager with various administrative/publicity projects (exercise your creative and organizational talents) 8) Stock and staff our library branch bookshops (an important part of our sales effort; meet new people in our community) 9) And many more jobs to suit your time, inclinations, and expertise (your contribution will be greatly appreciated!) ** Students needing to fulfill community service hours requirements for school and corporate groups looking for one-time work projects can help us as well. To learn more about how you can get involved with Friends of the Palo Alto Library, please call Janette Herceg, FOPAL Sales and Volunteer Manager, at (650) 494-1266. For more information about our organization, visit our website at: www.fopal.org Our Main Sale Room is located at Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (portable building at rear of campus next to tennis courts, north entrance). WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!

 Tuesday December 5
JOIN OUR ONLINE STOREFRONT TEAM (Palo Alto)   
In addition to our huge monthly sales of used books and media (2nd Saturday and Sunday of every month), Friends of the Palo Alto Library now sells the more valuable donated items on our Amazon storefront. We need volunteers who would like to learn how to: 1) do preliminary research of online prices to determine if items should be listed online; 2) create listings for books and media; 3) monitor listed prices to maintain competitiveness; or 4) pack and ship orders in a timely manner. Familiarity with computers, but not expertise, is needed for these tasks. Let us know if you'd like to learn more about getting involved with Friends of the Palo Alto Library (there are lots of ways to volunteer at FOPAL). Call Janette Herceg, FOPAL Sales and Volunteer Manager, at 650-494-1266, or complete our online Volunteer Interest Form at www.fopal.org and we'll get back to you promptly. For more information about Friends of the Palo Alto Library, please visit our website at www.fopal.org.

WISHLIST FRIENDS PA LIBRARY (Palo Alto)   
Help FOPAL Trim Administrative Costs and Contribute More $$ to Palo Alto's Libraries! As a nonprofit organization, FOPAL operates on a slender budget to cover its administrative costs. Here are some much-needed items that would enable us to more efficiently and effectively raise more funds to benefit Palo Alto's five public libraries. To fulfill our online orders, FOPAL has a constant need for shipping materials, specifically: Air bags/pillows - YES Brown paper - YES Bubble Wrap (all sizes) - YES Styrofoam blocks and peanuts - NO Used Bubble Mailers - YES Small Boxes (Amazon A1, A3, D1 especially; new or gently used) - YES Larger Amazon Boxes - depends, we take them, we can always recycle. Amazon single book mailers (cardboard that wraps around one book) - YES Clear plastic bags - NO Thin white styro/plastic - NO Rolls of clear shipping tape = YES We can also use large sturdy boxes for Amazon FBA shipments. They have to be undamaged and have thick walls though. Our other needs include: - Sturdy metal 2 or 3-shelf push carts for moving our heavy, book-filled bankers boxes! - A Cash-Counting Machine!! - Computers/laptops -- Intel-based Macs (desktop or laptop) or Pentium 4 or better laptops/notebooks. - iPads or other tablets - Gift cards to Costco, office supply companies, OSH, etc. - Yellow 2B pencils, white erasers, yellow 3X3" post-its, Sharpies, Astrobright paper, pushpins - White Signicade or other sturdy sandwich boards for sale day signs - Programmer versed in Python, Perl or similar to write a script to interface with the Amazon API Let us know if you'd like to donate any of the above items to FOPAL. All contributions are tax-deductible. Learn more about FOPAL at: www.fopal.org Thank You!

WISHLIST FRIENDS PA LIBRARY (Palo Alto)   
Help FOPAL Trim Administrative Costs and Contribute More $$ to Palo Alto's Libraries! As a nonprofit organization, FOPAL operates on a slender budget to cover its administrative costs. Here are some much-needed items that would enable us to more efficiently and effectively raise more funds to benefit Palo Alto's five public libraries. To fulfill our online orders, FOPAL has a constant need for shipping materials, specifically: Air bags/pillows - YES Brown paper - YES Bubble Wrap (all sizes) - YES Styrofoam blocks and peanuts - NO Used Bubble Mailers - YES Small Boxes (Amazon A1, A3, D1 especially; new or gently used) - YES Larger Amazon Boxes - depends, we take them, we can always recycle. Amazon single book mailers (cardboard that wraps around one book) - YES Clear plastic bags - NO Thin white styro/plastic - NO Rolls of clear shipping tape = YES We can also use large sturdy boxes for Amazon FBA shipments. They have to be undamaged and have thick walls though. Our other needs include: - Sturdy metal 2 or 3-shelf push carts for moving our heavy, book-filled bankers boxes! - A Cash-Counting Machine!! - Computers/laptops -- Intel-based Macs (desktop or laptop) or Pentium 4 or better laptops/notebooks. - iPads or other tablets - Gift cards to Costco, office supply companies, OSH, etc. - Yellow 2B pencils, white erasers, yellow 3X3" post-its, Sharpies, Astrobright paper, pushpins - White Signicade or other sturdy sandwich boards for sale day signs - Programmer versed in Python, Perl or similar to write a script to interface with the Amazon API Let us know if you'd like to donate any of the above items to FOPAL. All contributions are tax-deductible. Learn more about FOPAL at: www.fopal.org Thank You!

Real Estate classes Now open (San Mateo)   
"More money is made in Real Estate than any other sector of the American economy." --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- College of San Mateo SPRING classes are open for Sign-Up NOW! Please call the nice Admissions Office people on 650/574-6165 now TO “REP” ( Register,Enroll, and Pay the modest fee) NOW for the class(es) of your choice, while there's still room to get in. OPEN TO YOU, OPEN TO EVERYONE. (Those that were unable to get in last year are especially invited to sign up now!). First come-first served basis while there's still some room. When one of these classes is full, it will be full, SORRY! ------------------------ Real Estate Principles 100 (Course Registration Number 32715) is an excellent (and very interesting) opportunity for anybody who's ever thought about real estate. It is very practical and FULLY ACCREDITED towards getting a RE license your own (or college credits or transfer to CSU). Addresses some of the most important foundational legal principles for success with RE! This course will meet 6:30pmWednesday evenings. SIGNUPS ARE NOW (space is already VERY limited!) ---------------------------------------------------------- Real Estate Practice 110 (Course Registration Number 41585) will meet 6:30pm Thursday evenings. SIGNUPS ARE NOW! This course looks at some of the most important legal and practical aspects of making those famous "Super-Sized Commissions" in residential RE sales, plus some more promising RE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES. Counts towards getting your own RE license, too! (There are still a few available seats as of the time of this posting.) ------------------------------------------------------------ Additional advanced or specialized RE courses are also being planned. CSM has been teaching RE for over half a century (and the above professor's been on faculty for 44 years) Assistance with Registration, Enrolling, or Paying the modest fees (lowest in USA, financial aid available if needed)? …......just call the very nice Admissions folks on 650/574-6165. Allow maybe 10 or 15 minutes to complete the process. Thank you. Questions about the RE classes, RE program, RE degree if desired, or licensure? We are very happy to assist you... just email: RealEstateCSM@gmail.com ---------------------------------------------------------- Real Estate is reportedly the number One source of personal wealth $$$$$$$ in America, and provides several high-potential career opportunities (work required, of course). ps: You can sign up and join us regardless of your career or academic plans! (Some folks join us to learn something about what real estate sales agents are legally expected to do for them before they buy or sell...its very interesting, too...) ---------------------------------------------------------- College of San Mateo is a local public, not-for-profit community college. The beautiful, park-like campus is very easy to get to from almost anywhere in the Area, right above the freeway overlooking San Francisco Bay.... with PLENTY OF EASY PARKING (small fee for permit). ALL ARE WELCOME AT CSM!

Massage for pain, senior care (Palo Alto)   
Massage and healing from pain, constipation and more for Palo Alto seniors at 10am Sat Oct 7-Dec 17, 2017 at Whole Foods Store dining hall. Learn how to relieve pain with turmeric, ginger,coconut oil. Relieve constipation with whole foods and massage. Do hospice care with holistic healing ways. Learn ways to move your body to healing. All seniors and families are welcome. Connie Dello Buono, health author and Motherhealth caregivers 408-854-1883 www.clubalthea.com motherhealth@gmail.com

Christina Conti Piano (Palo Alto)   
Private piano lessons for all levels, all ages. In your home or mine. Bachelor of Music, 20+ years exp. 650/493-6950

 Monday December 4
Scientometric Testing (San Jose)   
We offer for a limited time, free intelligence and personality tests. Your IQ, personality and aptitude determine your future. Know them. No obligations. Church of Scientology of Stevens Creek 1865 Lundy Ave, San Jose CA 95131 (408) 383-9400

Get your child to be the best he (San Jose)   
In order for your children to live well and happy lives, they must be helped and loved. What are things to consider so that your child is thriving and successful? Find out at our center or by calling Ilene at (408) 383-9400 The address of our location is 1865 Lundy Ave. San Jose, Ca 95131

Get your child to be the best he (San Jose)   
In order for your children to live well and happy lives, they must be helped and loved. What are things to consider so that your child is thriving and successful? Find out at our center or by calling Ilene at (408) 383-9400 The address of our location is 1865 Lundy Ave. San Jose, Ca 95131

Get your child to be the best he (San Jose)   
In order for your children to live well and happy lives, they must be helped and loved. What are things to consider so that your child is thriving and successful? Find out at our center or by calling Ilene at (408) 383-9400 The address of our location is 1865 Lundy Ave. San Jose, Ca 95131

 Saturday December 2
SAN ANTONIO HOBBY SHOP (Mountain View)   
Remember San Antonio Hobby Shop? Visit The Vintage Mountain View Shop for apparel and gift items commemorating this -- and many other -- iconic Mountain View locations! Check out The Vintage Mountain View Shop, at www.cafepress.com/VintageMountainView

SHARPEN UP AT THE FARMERS' MRKT (Livermore)   
The Farmers' Market in Livermore (Sundays now at Railroad and L Streets--from 10am-2pm--sharpen while you shop) continues to have sharpening services provided by local sharpener, Absolutely Sharp-- (www.AbsolutelySharp.net). While shopping for the freshest produce and food, market visitors can also have their prized cutlery, scissors, and garden tools sharpened to a keen edge. Come on down Sunday and meet your friends while enjoying a great part of the Livermore community.

Jan. 7 Inklings Concert (Pleasanton)   
--Location-- 530 Main Street, Pleasanton, California (Inklings Coffee & Tea) --Date-- January 7, 2018 --Time-- 3 - 5 PM --Introduction-- Thirteen-year-old saxophonist Sean Huang will be appearing with the Tri-Valley Jazz Trio on January 7, 2018, at 3 PM. This jazz concert is free thanks to the sponsorship of Inklings Coffee House, Zelda Kohn, and the Pleasanton Jazz Society. Come early to guarantee a seat in the Common Room at Inklings Coffee & Tea. --About the Guest Star-- Sean Huang is a thirteen-year-old expert jazz saxophonist who has played at Oakland's Public Conservatory of Music and appeared with the Tri-Valley Jazz Trio at 8:30 PM on December 1st, 2017. --The Group-- The Tri-Valley Jazz Trio itself includes James Hall (piano), Matt Finders (bass), and Kelly Fasman (drums). --James Hall-- James Hall is a 13-year-old pianist from Pleasanton, California. He already has three CD's and regularly plays with Matt Finders, Kelly Fasman, and other local musicians. Specifically involved in jazz, James Hall has made significant progress in the last few years and now plays regularly at the Inklings concerts. To learn more about James Hall and listen to audio, head to www.jameshalljazz.com. --Matt Finders-- Matt Finders, an older musician, has played trombone for years at the top level of music, having played for seventeen years with the Jay Leno show and numerous other bands in New York City and Los Angeles. He has since settled in the Tri-Valley region and launched JazzLabb, an organization dedicated to teaching younger musicians how to improvise. You can listen to recordings and sign up for JazzLabb via www.jazzlabb.com. --Kelly Fasman-- Kelly Fasman is an exciting drummer from the Tri-Valley area. She has created a large pool of jazz drummers locally, and has been a member of the Tri-Valley Jazz Trio since the September 8th concert. --Sponsors-- The Tri-Valley Jazz Trio is sponsored by the Pleasanton Jazz Society, a group of 70 jazz enthusiasts in Pleasanton and the surrounding area. If you want to get in touch, head to this link: Web link or www.pleasantonjazzsociety.com. The Tri-Valley Jazz Society has also included this event on the Events Calendar, and writes articles about jazz in the Tri-Valley. To subscribe or learn more, visit www.trivalleyjazz.org. The Inklings Concerts (530 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA) are also sponsored by Zelda Kohn and Inklings Coffee & Tea.

 Friday December 1
Processing Donations (Menlo Park)   
The Friends of the Menlo Park Library seeks volunteers to help process donated books and turn them into Dollars for the Library. Please contact us at info@friendsmpl.org or through the volunteer page on our website, friendsmpl.org or at 650-330-2521

Processing Donations (Menlo Park)   
The Friends of the Menlo Park Library seeks volunteers to help process donated books and turn them into Dollars for the Library. Please contact us at info@friendsmpl.org or through the volunteer page on our website, friendsmpl.org or at 650-330-2521

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