Issue date: October 06, 1999
Reuters reported that President Clinton stayed overnight Friday with real estate magnate and Democratic donor Walter Shorenstein of Portola Valley.
Live from Woodside
How sweet it is
Ms. Curusis, who is a board member of the Menlo Park chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons, petitioned local confectionery See's Candies to donate sweets to the veterans. "Something just made me do it," she said. "These boys served their country, and many of them are bedridden or in chronic pain. I thought if I could just make them smile for a few minutes, that might help."
After pleading unsuccessfully with factory staff, Ms. Curusis said she went straight to the top. "I called the president of See's, who lives right here in Woodside, and a week later the letter came," she said.
President Charles N. Huggins said he will donate two cartons of lollypops and one carton of Krispys candies valued at $707 every month.
The candy will be divided among the three hospitals within the VA system, at Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and Livermore. There are approximately 300 in-patients at each of the three hospitals, with about 9,000 people coming to the hospital for outpatient treatment each month, Ms. Curusis said.