Community - December 22, 2010

Briefs: Steve Westrate joins Coldwell Banker

Steve Westrate has joined Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as a sales associate in its Woodside office. Mr. Westrate will join forces with his wife, Molly, who also works out of the Woodside office. The couple has lived in the Woodside, Portola Valley and Menlo Park areas since 1973.

Mr. Westrate has worked as a senior executive at several high-tech companies. He was a co-founder of Novellus Systems Inc. and an early contributor to two companies that later became part of KLA-Tencor.

A Vietnam veteran, Mr. Westrate earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He received a commission in the U.S. Navy.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Woodside is located at 2969 Woodside Road.

Meals on Wheels essay wins grant

In the first phase of a holiday competition, an essay from Peninsula Volunteers Meals on Wheels has won $100 from the Meals on Wheels Association/Subaru grant program.

The essay describes how Meals of Wheels drivers provide more than just meals to recipients. The next phase of the competition, which relies on getting the most Facebook users to "like" the story, could earn the program up to an additional $500.

Visit and search for "Peninsula Volunteer Meals on Wheels" to "like" the essay.

The grant money will be used to help fund meals and purchase birthday gifts for recipients.

Each year Peninsula Volunteers delivers more than 240 hot meals a day, five days a week, to seniors and the homebound, according to Marilyn Baker-Venturini, director of Meals on Wheels.


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