LTWCA Newsletter - February/March 2003


E-Waste or Ew-w-Waste

We have all read about how toxic the electronic waste is that comes from our homes.  What can we do about it?  Here are some excellent options to the dilemma.  While you are cleaning up your house and getting rid of old stuff (we all made that New Year’s resolution to clean out our houses, right?), set aside any electronic gear you are getting rid of - TV, computer equipment, printer, stereo, radio, phone, pager, FAX machine, or copier.  Divide it into two piles, what works and what is broken.  Now check through the following list to see where to drop off the items.

Fantastic source of information and locations:

            RecycleWorks, 1-888-442-2666,

Computer equipment in working order or broken:

            Computer Recycling Center (CRC), 2971 Mead Ave., Santa Clara, 1-408-327-1800, Tu.-Fri., 10-2, Sa. 10-12,, some fees may apply

            P.A. Systems, 3483 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 493-8217, Mon.-Fri., 9-6,, some fees may apply

Any working or broken (repairs or recycles it) electronic equipment which is listed above:

            Computer Recycling Center (CRC), 2971 Mead Ave., Santa Clara, 1-408-327-1800, Tu.-Fri., 10-2, Sa. 10-12,, some fees may apply

Any broken electronic equipment which is listed above (recycles or scraps it):

            Recyclery, 333 Shoreway Rd., San Carlos, 592-2411, Mon.-Sat. 8;30-4,, some fees may apply

Call ahead before you drop anything off.  Check the times, if there is a fee, and directions.  Businesses can use most locations listed above.  You can also check with RecycleWorks.

Submitted by Linda Drey-Nightingale and Gale Smith


Los Trancos Road Round Up (for trash)

We all owe Charlie Adams a big round of applause and three cheers for coordinating the Road clean-up program for these many years.  Charlie has masterfully gathered together a full crew for 2003.  We have a stunning entrance “driveway” to our homes and Charlie and his crew help keep it that way.  Let’s do our part and make sure we do not lose any garbage on the road and remind all those who work on our houses and visit us to do the same.  Be sure to give a wide berth and slow down when we see our neighbors doing clean-up.  Thank you volunteers!


Zoning Committee News

After distributing a "Draft Zoning Proposal" this past summer, the Zoning Committee held four public meetings to get feedback and input from the community.  A revised zoning proposal, reflecting the community's preferences voiced at the meetings or received in correspondence, will be issued to the community for a vote in March or April.  If there is a majority of community support for this zoning change, the results will be sent to the San Mateo County Planning Dept. so that they may administer such a change.

Submitted by  Armin Staprans


Emergency News

Please consider helping to oversee the program.  It is all set up and would require much less time than in these last several years.  We need someone soon since Carol is leaving the post.  Call Carol Wagner to sign up, 851-8675.


Here are the latest and greatest in classes:

Feb. 15                       CPR                10 a.m. to 4 p.m.                   Woodside Fire Station

Mar. 15                       First Aid         10 a.m. to 3 p.m.                   Vista Verde

Apr. 19                       CPR                10 a.m. to 4 p.m.                   Woodside Fire Station

June 21                       First Aid         10 a.m. to 3 p.m.                   Woodside Fire Station

To make your reservation or get more information call Gaylynne Mann at 851-1594.

Submitted by Carol Wagner


Sewer News

As many of you may have already noticed in the past few weeks, the engineering firm of Wilsey Ham has commenced surveying in Los Trancos Woods as a precursor to sewer design.  Wilsey Ham will design the sewer main to the 53 houses where the residents have paid the initial fees for annexation to the West Bay Sanitary District.  The goal is to complete this sewer design by spring of this year.

Submitted by Marc Levaggi


District I News

The population of Carmel Way increased on January 23, 2003, with the arrival of Laurel Davis Hicke, a daughter and first child of residents Diane and Jeff.  Our sincere best wishes!

Submitted by Julie Duncan


District II News

Our original resident, Duke Eisenberg, is slowly but steadily improving.  He is now out of the V.A. Hospital and in a care center in Los Altos at 431 Mundell.  His phone # is 948-1431.  Stop by or give a call.  Duke would appreciate the company.


Next Board Meetings -   5 Feb. & 5 Mar., 7:00 p.m., at 21 Old Spanish Trail.  There will be a discussion of the zoning proposal and emergency preparedness.  For minutes of the last meeting, please see the LTWCA Web Site or your District Rep.


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AND        Thank you to Alex Kostrikin for copying our newsletter.