Names & Notes
Publication Date: Friday Jul 29, 1994

Names & Notes

CUP BANNERS FOR SALE . . . Inundated with requests from rabid soccer fans, the Los Angeles company that made the World Cup banners that appeared on lightposts in Palo Alto and other cities nationwide during the month-long sports event is selling the flags to the public. Five different, double-faced commemorative banners are available by calling (800) 4USA-1994. They cost $79.50 each.

STANFORD TRUSTEE . . . Palo Alto resident Isaac Stein has been elected to a five-year term on the Stanford University board of trustees. Stein, a former director on the Stanford Hospital board, is president of the investment firm Waverley Associates Inc. He also chairs Stanford Health Services, which was created through the merger of Stanford Hospital and the Faculty Practice Program. Stein earned business and law degrees at Stanford in 1972.

NEW NEIGHBORHOOD NAME . . . An unofficial election to find a new name for the unincorporated San Mateo County neighborhood that has been the subject of a controversial traffic experiment has come up with a winner. Of the 214 who returned ballots, 133 want the neighborhood, currently known as North Fair Oaks, to be known as Menlo Woods. The other 81 thought South Fair Oaks sounded nice, according to a neighborhood newsletter that printed the results. There's nothing official about the new appellation. However, it will appear on the neighborhood newsletter.

GAME, SET AND MATCH . . . An East Palo Alto teen-ager, Vladimir Mendoza, who participated in a tennis and academic tutoring program for at-risk children coordinated through Stanford's Haas Center for Public Service, has won a scholarship to Pinewood School in Los Altos for next year.

WELCOME TO THE BOARD . . . The Senior Coordinating Council of the Palo Alto Area has announced the selection of six new board members. Named to the board were: Michael Traugott and Sanford Webster, both of Palo Alto; Fred Behling, Menlo Park; Rosemary McAndrews, Mountain View; Lois Watt, Stanford; and, Jeanne Wohlers, Woodside. They join seven incumbent board members.

NOMINATIONS OPEN . . . Nominations for election to the board of directors of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District opened last week and will close Aug. 12 at 5 p.m.. The district owns and manages 36,000 acres of public land on 23 preserves from San Carlos to Los Gatos. Four seats are open, including those held by: Robert McKibbin, director from Ward 2 covering Los Altos Hills, Stanford, Los Altos, Sunnyvale and portions of Cupertino; Nonette Hanko, director from Ward 5 representing Palo Alto and portions of Stanford and East Palo Alto; and, Betsy Crowder, director from Ward 6 covering Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside, portions of East Palo Alto and parts of unincorporated San Mateo County. Terms run for four years.

NEW OFFICERS . . . The YMCA of the Mid-Peninsula in Palo Alto has elected new officers to its board of directors for 1994-95. Those chosen were: David Gordon, associate dean for external relations at Stanford; Diane Savage, of Gray, Cary, Ware & Freidenrich, Boyd Smith, of WSJ Properties; Maddy Stein, community leader; Scott Wollaston, vice president and general counsel of ROLM Corp.; Bill Floyd, community leader; Robert Hockey, of Hockey-Meier Co.; and, David Pratt, senior vice president of Adobe Systems Inc.

LOCAL STUDENTS . . . Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School students Sarah Tsien and Ben Thomander were named best all-around female and male students among this year's graduates. They were awarded the school's Stanford Cup. Jenny Marchick, a junior at Gunn High School, was one of two girls chosen from among 540 statewide to represent California at Girls Nation, a program in which participants from around the country gather in Washington, D.C., to learn about the legislative and political process. Sabina Brown, a Menlo-Atherton High School junior, won $50 in an essay contest sponsored by Humane Education Network of Menlo Park. Brown wrote about suffering of horses, donkeys and mules in entertainment events such as rodeos and circuses.

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