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DREAM TEAM With sharp writing and an enchanting pair of actors, TheatreWorks’ ‘Daddy Long Legs,’ now playing at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, has legs indeed

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heatreWorks’ emphasis on new stage work is a real boon for our community, putting us on the map nationally as a destination for artists looking to create the next great American play or musical, and bringing together theater artists in a supportive, creative environment. Occasionally the combination is just right. Writers, composers and production teams unite to show what’s really possible with the magic of theater. Such is the stuff that “Daddy Long Legs” is made of. This new musical weaves its magic right into our hearts and minds, and is definitely one of the best surprises of the theater season so far. The lineage here has all the right stuff. Composer Paul Gordon, best known to TheatreWorks audiences for the recent hit “Emma,” wrote the music and lyrics. John Caird, who co-directed and

adapted “Les Miserables,” among many noteworthy award-winning shows, wrote the adaptation, and also directed this world premiere production. It was Caird’s wife who recommended Jean Webster’s 1912 novel “Daddy Long Legs” as the next project for the duo. The story chronicles the coming of age of orphan Jerusha Abbott (played by Megan McGinnis), who, after showing some early promise with her writing, is mysteriously financed for a full ride to college. Her benefactor chooses to remain anonymous and silent, but Jerusha can never be silent, writing lengthy, colorful letters each month to her “Daddy Long Legs,” as she nicknames him. As she blossoms from a girl into an educated and accomplished young woman, she writes and See DADDY, page 22

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writes, and her relationship with “Daddy� grows, even though it’s a one-sided conversation. Or is it? The conceit of the novel, in which we hear only from Jerusha through her letters, is altered in the musical to allow us to see and hear her benefactor and would-be suitor, Jervis Pendleton (Robert Adelman Hancock). Jerusha of course doesn’t know that the attractive young man and her “Daddy� are one and the same, but we do, and that’s part of the fun and the intrigue, seeing the relationship unfold by fits and starts, and wondering how it will turn out. If you’ve read the book, of course, you know. The novel itself is witty, bright, philosophical by turns, and filled with sharp observations on life and society, especially on matters of disparate wealth and its effect on people. Caird has done a great job of keeping these delightful details alive, as well as illuminating the warm heart at the story’s core. Gordon’s lyrics also capture the bouncy and erudite language of budding author Jerusha in humorous rhyme. The two have shaped the engaging monologue of the novel into a wonderful dialogue between two appealing characters. What brings the project to life, however, are the remarkable performances given by McGinnis and Hancock, the only performers on stage.

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The entire show rests on their shoulders, and they are both stunning in their roles, delivering the goods with ease and aplomb and enchanting modesty. McGinnis has the voice of an angel, one that issues from her with apparent effortlessness. She’s perfectly suited for this role: winsome, cute, feisty, intelligent and proud, as needed, as if she were born Jerusha. Her expressiveness, both in visage and in song, speaks volumes. She transitions from young girl to young woman quite naturally. And she amazed me with her ability to do absolutely anything while continuing to sing. Hancock has the task of creating a character almost from whole cloth, since there is little in the book on which to base Pendleton. But Caird’s and Gordon’s work gives him

an ample platform, and he takes it the rest of the way, making Pendleton a character utterly believable and equal in strength to Jerusha. His voice pleases in his solos, and rouses the house in “Charity,� but also blends flawlessly in duets with McGinnis. While the entire production team deserves kudos for the show as a whole, the set and costumes by David Farley earn special notice. The set provides an almost infinite variety of choices for configurations, allowing for visualizing of different spaces on a single set, while the costumes capture the period and occasion without distracting and without taking actors off the set. In short, TheatreWorks hits it out of the park with this production — it’s sweet, funny, touching, entrancing and superbly done. V

INFORMATION: WHAT:

“Daddy Long Legs,� a new musical by John Caird and Paul Gordon, presented by TheatreWorks

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Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

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Shows are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; and Sundays at 7 p.m.; through Feb. 14

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(Aquarius) Little actually happens in â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Single Man,â&#x20AC;? Tom Fordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debut film about a gay British expatriate living in Santa Monica in 1962. And yet everything happens in one day in the life of George Falconer (Colin Firth): grief, love, remembrance, work, fear ... Jim (Matthew Goode), Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longtime lover, has been killed in an accident, and George sees little reason to continue living. But he goes through the motions, teaching at the college where he works, visiting his best friend, Charley (Julianne Moore), letting himself be pursued by a student who wants to confide in him, and perhaps more. Fordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s script, from a novel by Christopher Isherwood, captures not only the pain, both hidden and overt, of one gay man, but also some of the repressive spirit of the time just before the sexual revolution changed everything. Rated R for nudity, some disturbing images and sexual content. One hour, 39 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; R.P.

THE BOOK OF ELI ---

(Century 16, Century 20) This hell-onearth movie stars Denzel Washington as a man with a mission beyond mere survival. Thirty winters have passed since the flash, a vaguely described cataclysmic event of global proportion. Either the sun or the war blinded many survivors. One of the few who remembers the world as we know it, Eli (Washington) says that people had more than they needed and no idea of what was important. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heading west with precious cargo: a leather-bound tome, coveted by a power-hungry book lover (Gary Oldman). If Washington or the filmmakers had hit a single false note, the action scenes might have been laughable. Instead they offer riveting reprieves from Eliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s achingly slow road trip, turned up a notch when joined by a runaway (Mila Kunis).Rated: R for some brutal violence and language. 1 hours, 58 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; S.T.

CRAZY HEART ---

(CineArts, Century 20) Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one reason â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crazy Heartâ&#x20AC;? is a must-see: Jeff Bridges. Bridges plays Bad Blake, a faded country-western music star relegated to playing dives. He treats his chronic weariness with drinking, defensive pleasantries and one-night stands. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to face up to the disappointments that have brought him here, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easier to blame someone else â&#x20AC;&#x201D; his manager, perhaps, or his one-time friend and colleague Billy Sweet (Colin Farrell), currently living the music-star life that has slipped from Badâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fingers. Traveling America in his beat-up â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;78 Chevy truck, Bad would rather be left alone to anesthetize himself before, during and after gigs, but he agrees to an interview with a hopeful music journalist named Jean (Maggie Gyllenhaal). Bad seduces her and realizes that, for the first time in a long time, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not interested in leaving his conquest behind. Rated R for language and brief sexuality. One hour, 51 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; P.C.

NMOVIECRITICS S.T.-Susan Tavernetti, J.A.-Jeanne Aufmuth, T.H.-Tyler Hanley

8FFLFOE EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES --

(Century 16, Century 20) With its PG rating, Tom Vaughnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film is a rarity in Hollywood: a movie with a mid-range budget thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acceptable for precocious kids and doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feature talking animals or 3-D CGI. The film tells the story of the Crowleys, a family reeling from the impact of Pompe disease. This form of muscular dystrophy afflicts young Megan and Patrick, causing their father (Brendan Fraser) to throw himself into the world of biotech. His path leads to Dr. Robert Stonehill (Harrison Ford), a cranky scientific researcher languishing, underfunded, at the University of Nebraska. Um, spoiler alert, but the two men bring out the best in each other. But letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s be honest: Some filmgoers like it sappy. One hour, 45 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; P.C

SHERLOCK HOLMES ---1/2

(Century 16, Century 20) Sir Arthur Conan Doyleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legendary sleuth gets a cinematic adrenaline shot for this wildly entertaining and action-packed mystery. Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) is the private investigator du jour in turn-of-the-century England. The eccentric but brilliant Holmes works alongside his colleague Dr. John Watson (Jude Law) to solve unsolvable crimes. Convicted killer Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong) seems to have cheated death through the use of dark magic, and his unexplainable powers have forced the populace into a frenzied panic. Blackwood isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Holmesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; only concern. Holmesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; old flame and former adversary Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams) resurfaces with a request to find a missing man. As Holmes desperately tries to stave off his feelings for Adler, he begins to realize the two cases are linked. Furthermore, Watsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forthcoming nuptials may spell the end of his partnership with Holmes. And a mysterious professor lurks in the shadows. Rated PG-13 for violence and action, startling images and a scene of suggestive material. 2 hours, 14 minutes. T.H.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Lovely Bonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hurt by unlovely narration By Peter Canavese

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obbits and wizards and orcs, no problem. But when Oscar-winning â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lord of the Ringsâ&#x20AC;? director Peter Jackson turned his attention to the story of a 14-year-old girl, he lost his way. Alice Seboldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bestseller â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lovely Bonesâ&#x20AC;? held good potential for a screen treatment, but Jackson squanders it on a schizoid film that largely misses the point of the novel. To be fair, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Jackson first earned respect with 1994â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heavenly Creatures,â&#x20AC;? a truecrime story about teen girls that incorporated fantasy elements, brought to life with tasteful special effects. Jackson clearly intended for lightning to strike twice with â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lovely Bones,â&#x20AC;? which takes place partly in the afterlife of Susie Salmon, teen victim of a rape-murder (wisely kept off-screen). Seboldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story â&#x20AC;&#x201D; adapted by Jackson and regular collaborators Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens â&#x20AC;&#x201D; finds Susie exploring her â&#x20AC;&#x153;In-Betweenâ&#x20AC;? purgatory while failing to let go of Earth, where her family mourns and her killer roams free. Sadly, the filmmakers fail to strike a proper balance of the two parallel storylines and the novelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many characters. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a mark of Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lack of restraint as a filmmaker that the mystery-thriller elements and fantastic visualiza-

tions overtake the domestic drama that is the novelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true raison dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;etre. Stanley Tucci (so warm and loving in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Julie & Juliaâ&#x20AC;?) adopts a Brando-esque cottonmouth and a creepy laugh to play Susieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s killer. Certainly, Jackson excels at the scenes of Hitchcockian suspense (put into further relief by a directorial cameo); in particular, he stages a memorable set piece involving Susieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister Lindsey (Rose McIver) risking discovery when she breaks into the killerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home. Jackson also deserves some credit for a number of creative visualizations, such as the extended sequences depicting Susieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s psychological confusion and trauma as she first passes into the afterlife. But Jackson doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know when to let well enough alone. While Susieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s self-styled â&#x20AC;&#x153;In-Betweenâ&#x20AC;? sometimes cleverly evokes the

tacky art of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s (something youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d pick up for a quarter at a flea market), these sequences begin to feel like overlong luxury car ads scored by Enya (the actual culprit being prog rocker Brian Eno). Meanwhile, Jackson fails to engage us in the hurt of the Salmons, to whom at least half of the story should belong. Seboldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s novel patiently examined the short- and long-term effects of trauma on the family, a la Elizabeth Kubler-Rossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;stages of griefâ&#x20AC;? model. Jackson contains himself mostly to the obsession of Susieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father Jack (a miscast Mark Wahlberg), who believes he can and must solve his daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s murder. Short shrift is given to Lindsey â&#x20AC;&#x201D; whose love life poignantly echoes Susieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s missed opportunities â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and her mother, Abigail (Rachel Weisz), rendered inconsequential and incoherent

by the excision of an adultery plotline. The problem is right there in the title. While the film dutifully repeats Susieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s explanation of â&#x20AC;&#x153;the lovely bones that had grown around my absence: the connections â&#x20AC;&#x201D; sometimes tenuous, sometimes made at great cost, but often magnificent,â&#x20AC;? Jackson neglects to dramatize this connective tissue â&#x20AC;&#x201D; of family ties, new loves and tentative friendships â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that should hold the storyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart in place. V

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BENEFITS Free eWaste Recycling Conexions is hosting a free electronic waste recycling event. Bring unwanted TVs, computer monitors and equipment, and other hard-to-recycle items to this special event. See complete list on website www.conexions.org/ewasterecycling. Sat., Jan. 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Conexions, 1023 Corporation Way, Palo Alto. Call 650-938-9300 ext. 31. www.conexions.org/ewasterecycling Friends of Mountain View Library Book Sale Friends of Mountain View Public Library Book Sale Located in Bookmobile Garage. Sat Feb 6th 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. only members of the Friends of the Mountain View Public Library get early entrance from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7th 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Bag sale is 2-4 p.m. Friends of Mountain View Library, 585 Franklin St, Mountain View. Call 650-526-7049.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS Bridging the Digital Divide - Cyberspace workshop for Parents and Teens (ages 11 and up) Explore e-mail, texting, cell phones, online gaming, and Facebook. This interactive workshop teaches about netiquette and strategies to prevent cyber bullying. Erica Pelavin, LCSW,PhD. Mon., Feb. 8, 7-9 p.m. $35/person; $50/family. Parents Place, 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650688-3040. www.parentsplaceonline.org Gamble Garden ~ Mediterranean Soups and French Bread with Lou Pappas Mediterranean soups and French bread with Lou Pappas and Jack Graf. Sun., Jan. 31, 5-7:30 p.m. $45 member, $55 nonmember. Class limit: 25. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Call 650-329-1356 ext. 201. http://www.gamblegarden.org Raising a Highly Sensitive Child (2-7 years) Children with this temperament trait can be challenging to guide. Denise Salin, LMFT. Thu., Feb. 11, 7-9 p.m. $35. Parents Place, 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650688-3040. www.parentsplaceonline.org Resiliency, Self Advocacy and Learning “Help your child understand and learn: how to navigate through learning challenges to feel excited about herself and learning; how he learns best and what he needs to thrive; how to advocate for what he needs as a learner and how to bounce back when challenges occur. This is a CHC Parent Ed. Class,” organizers say. Thu., Feb. 11, 7-9 p.m. Free class (pre-registration required). Children’s Health Council, 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto. Call 650-688-3675. www.chconline.org Sprouts Are Good Learn to grow a kitchen garden with almond, pumpkin and sunflower sprouts, sweet baby clover, radish and alfalfa sprouts, lentils, black beans and many other legumes. Sat., Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $41. common ground garden supply, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650.493.6072. www. commongroundinpaloalto.org The Soil’s the Secret Learn from Master Gardener Candace Simpson how to support the soil ecosystem and fertility that ensures the health of plants. Topics include: soil life; compost; fertilizers; mulches; cover crops; and proper digging techniques. Sat., Feb. 6, 10-11 a.m. Free. Master Gardener Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto. Call 408-282-3105.

CLUBS/MEETINGS Leads Club meeting The Leads Club, a networking organization that aims to help professionals build formal relationships with each other, meets Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45 a.m. $5. St Timothy’s Guild Hall, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View. Call 650-428-0950. SPAUG General Meeting SPAUG General Meeting Stanford-Palo Alto User Group meets monthly to discuss problems, solutions, software and hardware. Learn more about

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NHIGHLIGHT SHERRY JONES Sherry Jones reads from “The Sword of Medina.” Sherry has won numerous awards and been published in magazines including Newsweek, CMJ, Southwest Art, and Rider. She is currently the Montana and Idaho correspondent for the Bureau of National Affairs. Tue., Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. Free. Books Inc Mountain View, 301 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-428-1234. www.booksinc.net

computing, meet fellow computer users. Get help and advice from experienced users. Second Wednesday of the month, ongoing, 7-9:30 p.m. first meeting free, $35/year. American Legion Post, 347 First St., Los Altos. Call 650493-9307. www.svuga.org/

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COMMUNITY EVENTS Bridge Games Bridge games every Friday in the Garden Room. No partner necessary. 1-4 p.m. $2 members/$5 non members. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 650-289-2436. avenidas.org Open House St. Joseph School admission open house. Now accepting applications for the 2010-2011 school year. Kindergarten through 8th grade. Sun., Jan. 31, noon-1:45 p.m. St. Joseph School, 1120 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-967-1839. www.sjmv.org

CONCERTS Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra Concert David Ramadanoff and MSCO present their first concert of 2010 featuring outstanding Bay Area violinist, Christina Mok. MSCO plays Schubert’s Overture “in the Italian Style,” his Symphony No. 3 in D major, and also accompanies Ms. Mok in Mozart’s Violin Concerto (No. 5 in A major). Free reception. Sun., Jan. 31, 3 p.m. Gen. admission $20, seniors (60+) $16, youth (under 18) $5. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos. www.mastersinfonia.org

DANCE English Country Dancing Peninsula English Country Dance welcomes all, from beginners to experienced dancers. Live music, no partner needed, all dances taught. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Dance meets first, third, fifth Wednesdays through June 2010. 8-10 p.m. $15 supporters, $9 non-members, $7 members, $5 students or pay what you can. Flex-It Studio, 425 Evelyn Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-493-6012. Smuin Ballet presents “Fly Me to the Moon” Smuin Ballet brings its tributein-dance to Frank Sinatra with “Fly Me to the Moon.” Feb. 24-28. 2 p.m. $18-$56. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. www.smuinballet.org

ENVIRONMENT Green Mountain View monthly meeting Community group dedicated to improving sustainability in Mountain View. First Monday of each month. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mountain View Library Community Room, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 650-969-3720. www. greenmountainview.org

EXHIBITS “Out of the Box” An unusual display of mandalas painted on pizza boxes is the work of cancer patients at El Camino Hospital who participate in the Creative Expressions classes. The exhibit can be seen at Main Street Cafe and Books in Los Altos. Through January, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Main Street Cafe and Books, 134 Main St., Los Altos. Call 650-988-7514. elcaminohospital.org

FAMILY AND KIDS “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie!” Palo Alto Children’s Theatre presents “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie!” Based on the book by Laura Joffe Numeroff, this show is recommended for all ages. School field trips also available. Jan. 27-Feb. 6, 7 p.m. $5/child, $10/adult. Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-463-4930. Autism Spectrum Disorders: Educational Series for Parents The Stanford Autism Center at Packard Children’s Hospital is offering a 10-part educational series for parents of children and adolescents with a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder. This series

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JOSEPH FUCHS VENETIAN PAINTING SHOW Joseph Fuchs will show his Venetian paintings through Jan. 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Call 650-964-1635. is designed to provide parents with information about ASD diagnoses, treatments and services. Thursdays through March 25, $5 per session. Stanford University, 401 Quarry Road, Room 2209, Stanford. Call 650-721-6327. childpsychiatry.stanford.edu Kids Story Hour First and third Wednesday of every month on the first floor. One hour of picture-book reading and songs. 10-11 a.m. Free. RedrockCoffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View. Milestones Preschool Open House Meet the early-childhood development staff, learn about preschool classes for children 2- 5 years of age, and tour the indoor and outdoor facility. Fri., Feb. 6, Free. Milestones Preschool, 3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-618-3325. http://abilitiesunited.org/ preschool.html

FILM “Recalling a Buddha” Memories of the Sixteenth Karmapa. The leader of one of Tibetan Buddhism’s four main schools. the life and death of an awakened being. Featuring great meditation masters of Tibet’s exile generation. Sat., Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation $10. Silicon Valley Shambhala Center, 465 Castro St., Mountain View. siliconvalley. shambhala.org

HEALTH CPR and First Aid Classes Every Tuesday and Thursday nights, CPR and first-aid classes. CPR basic/health care professional/renewal and basic first-aid class, adult care and child care classes every Saturday by All Care Plus. Please call and preregister. Can be taken separately or in combination. Caregiver support workshops also available. 5-9:30 p.m. $75. 862 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-424-0204. www. allcareplus.org Vocal Yoga Two-class series on vocal yoga. Feb. 1 and 8, 5:30-7 p.m. $30. Stanford Uni-

versity, Roble Gym, 375 Santa Teresa, Stanford. Call 650-721-6003. hip.stanford.edu

LIVE MUSIC Brandon Tyler Sacramento Singer-Songwriter Brandon Tyler brings his performance to Red Rock Coffee on Wed., Feb. 3, e 7:30 p.m. Free. Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 805-234-7764. brandontyler.net

OUTDOORS Beginning Birdwatching Learn the basics of birdwatching. Bring binoculars if possible. Ages 8 and up. Advance registration required. Sat., Jan. 30, 9-10:30 a.m. $3 Palo Alto residents / $5 non-residents. Pearson Arastradero Preserve, 1530 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-329-2423. bit.ly/enjoyonline Morning Ramble with a Ranger Gentle, ranger-led hike. Open to Palo Alto residents and accompanied guests. First Thursdays, 8:3010:30 a.m. Free. Foothills Park Interpretive Center, 3300 Page Mill Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-329-2423. bit.ly/enjoyonline

RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY Insight Meditation South Bay Shaila Catherine and guest teachers lead a weekly Insight Meditation sitting followed by a talk on Buddhist teachings. Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View. imsb.org

SPORTS PARC’s Monday Night Run Every Monday, a run of about 5-6 miles leaves from the Stanford Track parking lot, near the corner of Campus Drive East and Galvez, on the Stanford University campus. Free. Stanford Open 2010 The 18th annual Stanford Open men’s and boys’ gymnastics meet takes place Jan. 29-31 on the Stanford campus. 2-9 p.m. Admission varies by age, event Burn-

2010 Wallace Stegner Lecture Series Best-selling author Richard Preston presents an illustrated talk on the mysteries of California’s ancient redwoods. For his recent book “The Wild Trees” Preston learned to climb and brings audiences a dramatic account of what scientists are finding in the canopy of world’s tallest trees. Mon., Feb. 8, 8 p.m. Series ticket - $325, $175, $75; Single tickets - $22. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 6450-854-7696. www. openspacetrust.org/lectures Becky Levine discusses “The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide” Becky Levine will discuss her book “The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide: How to Make Revisions, Self-Edit, and Give and Receive Feedback.” Sat., Jan. 30, 3 p.m. Free. Books Inc. in Palo Alto, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. www.booksinc.net Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Award-winning author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni presents her latest novel, “One Amazing Thing.” Wed., Feb. 10, 7:30-10 p.m. Free. Books Inc Mountain View, 301 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-428-1234. www.booksinc.net How to Assess the Effectiveness of Online Brand in Less Than 30 Sec Jon Samsel-Senior VP of Digital Marketing at Bank of America will be talking about The Effective Online Marketing and ways to measure the success. Tue. Feb. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $20 in advance; $30 at the door. Samovar Conference Hall, 1077 Independence Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-469-3243. http://www.meetup.com/ BayAreaExecutives/calendar/12272827/ Sherry Jones Sherry Jones reads from “The Sword of Medina.” Sherry has won numerous awards and been published in magazines including Newsweek, CMJ, Southwest Art, and Rider. She is currently the Montana and Idaho correspondent for the Bureau of National Affairs. Tue., Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. Free. Books Inc Mountain View, 301 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-428-1234. www.booksinc.net Technology and Society Committee Luncheon Forum Steve Raney, principal at Advanced Transport Systems North America, makers of ULTra personal rapid transit (PRT), describes a PRT system concept connecting the downtown Mountain View transit center with businesses in the Shoreline and Moffett Field areas. On Tue., Feb. 9, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch is $11, $12 for non-members. Hangen Szechuan Restaurant, 134 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-969-7215. tian.greens.org/TASC.shtml

TEEN ACTIVITIES Teen Open Gym Teen Open Gyms are open every Saturday night for various sports. Middle School and High School students only; bring your student ID. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Whisman Sports Center, 1500 Middlefield Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6410. http://www.mountainview.gov/city_hall/comm_services/recreation_ programs_and_services/teen_services.asp The House The House is open to middleschool students to come hang out with their friends in a safe, fun environment. This free drop-in program is supervised by trained recreation leaders and offers a social atmosphere that includes homework help, billiards, arts and crafts, foosball, video games and more. 5-8 p.m. Free. The House, 298 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6410. www.ci.mtnview. ca.us/city_hall/comm_services/recreation_pro grams_and_services/teen_services.asp

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1594 Nilda Avenue Mountain View Attractive 1344 sq. ft. 3 bed/2 bath home on nearly 6000 sq. ft. lot in desirable Cuesta Park. Features remodeled kitchen w/custom cabinets & hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, dual paned windows, large kitchen with separate breakfast nook, spacious private backyard. Excellent MV schools; Bubb Elementary, Graham Middle & MV High. Lots of natural light. This wonderful property is close to parks, excellent schools, downtown shopping and dining, plus convenient to major commute routes.

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587 McCarty Avenue, Mountain View Stunning home a short stroll from the attractions of Downtown Mountain View Isn’t this what everyone wants? A lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on a street with virtually no traffic (great for kids and pets) located close to Stevens Creek trail, Landels School, commute routes, and all the attractions (and benefits) of living downtown! The home offers newly refinished hardwood floors, a 2 car attached garage, cozy fireplace, updated granite kitchen with open counter to the adjacent dining area, newer forced air heating, air-conditioning, double-pane windows, master bedroom with private bath, inside laundry area, mature landscaping plus a front entry court perfect for barbecues or simply relaxing at the end of a long day. All in an area teeming with upgrading and remodeling homes!

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Gated Country French Estate situated on 1.3 acres of park-like setting bordered by a meandering creek, approx one block to the Village. Elegant spacious home with family friendly flexibility. 6,488 sq. ft. of living space: 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths including guest house, separate bonus/entertainment room and library/ office. Other features include sparkling pool, vegetable gardens, and garages for four cars.

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Exceptional estate which includes a 1.12 Acre parcel with main home, pool, gazebo plus a 1.25 Acre parcel w/guest house, tennis court, 2nd gazebo for a total of 2.37 Acres adjacent to the open space Arastradero Preserve. Palo Alto Schools.

12369 GIGLI COURT

$4,150,000

Newly constructed Mediterranean style villa w/ sweeping views to the Bay. Located on a private cul-de-sac, 5 BR/5 BA + 2 ½ BA, 4700 sq. ft., 1.5 acres, theater, wine cellar & elevator. Palo Alto schools

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Gated property on quiet cul-de-sac on a highly desired street in Los Altos Hills. Great floor plan featuring 5 bedrooms and 3 baths plus office/study with wet bar. Spacious rooms throughout, newer appliances in kitchen, remodeled master bath, with tennis court and pool, 3 car garage. Minutes to town.

12125 OAK PARK COURT

$3,349,000

Great value in this 6,300 sq. ft., 4 acre, newer style home. Nice floor plan with soaring ceilings, 6 bedrooms, 4.5 bath with office and au-pair with separate entrance. Expansive land with many possibilities for pool and tennis court. Huge MDA 54,129 sq. ft. and MFA 22,496 sq. ft.

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25231 LA RENA

$2,185,000

Spacious 4-bedroom, 2-bath ranch style home on 1 acre lot with guest house and pool. Double pane windows, updated kitchen and bathrooms and sky lights. Guest house has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, kitchen and laundry room. Makes great rental with its private setting from main house.

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$649,000

Charming two bedroom, two bath home located a short distance from the newly renovated Monta Loma shopping center, the elementary school, and a lush city park. Enjoy indoor or outdoor entertaining. New interior and exterior paint. Light and bright ready to move in! 1,388 square feet of living space and a 4,792 square foot lot.

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Stunning Gated Tuscan Estate surrounded by lovely gardens. Four bedrooms, 4 baths, including luxurious Master Suite with limestone floors, crown mouldings, a private sitting area and door leading to rooftop terrace with peaceful views of the Western Hills. Gorgeous home features include entry with sweeping staircase, pillared beam ceilings and tiled marble floors inlaid with mosaic design.

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Build your Estate or private compound. MDA 21,330 MFA 14,220. Possible subdivision into 3 lots of approx. 3 acres each with approx MDA 7500 and approx. MFA 5100. Incredible City, Mountain, & Canyon Views. Most of work completed towards Tentative Map Subdivision. Few parcels left of this size in LAH. Aprox. 1.5 Miles from Foothill College. Minutes to town.

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349 FLOWER LANE, MOUNTAIN VIEW Outstanding location at California/Whisman Station! Located just a few steps away from Chetwood Park, this wonderful two bedroom, two and a half bathroom town home boasts two master suites. Freshly painted interior, new carpeting, gas ďŹ replace, indoor laundry, attached two car garage and extra storage are among other specials features of this home. Within close proximity to major commute routes and light rail.

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VIEW! VIEWS! VIEWS! Very private property, A lot of potential at a low price, Move in remodel or build new, Indoor swimming pool, Possible 5th bedroom or bonus room, Garage 2nd floor bonus room, original tennis court, close to town.

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$1,485,000

Charming two Story home. 4 BR/ 2 BA upstairs plus in-law quarters off garage w/ kitchenette. Step down Living room w/ fireplace and recessed lighting Separate dining room, Bright and sunny kitchen with breakfast nook. Swimming pool, expansive yard with sprawling lawns. Excellent Los Altos Elementary Oak School.

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2255 SHOWERS DR. #313

$449,500

Lovely Parc Crossings 1 bed and a den in perfect condition...New Carpets...New Paint...New Blinds... Washer & Dryer in unit...Central Air...Fabulous Location...Nothing to do but move in and enjoy!

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1594 NILDA AV $979,500 Remdld kitchen,re-finished hardwood floors,dual pane windows,lrg kit.w/separate bkfst nook

966 SPENCER WAY $1,350,000 Eat-in kit.opens to Fam Rm w/red brick fireplace,enlarged master bedroom & mstr bath.

HIDEAWAY FOR SALE $799,000 Vintage redwood and oak cottage. Tree studded rustic setting. Charm, character provided.

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5 BR 5.5 BA French country home presents classic elegance and modern functionality. Terri Couture 650.941.7040

24481 SUMMERHILL AVE SUN 1:30 - 4:30

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3 BR 1.5 BA Idyllic private location w/ gorgeous views!20,000 sq ft lot,charming Hm.Hrdwd flrs,frplc. Terri Couture 650.941.7040

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$3,399,000

2100 CALIFORNIA ST SUN 1:30 - 4:30

$3,695,000 4160 MANUELA AV SUN 1:30 - 4:30

6 BR 6 BA New, 5000 sf Craftsman in W. Menlo. +10k lot! High-End Finishes & Countless Amenities Mandana Nejad 650.325.6161

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3 BR 2 BA Remdld kit w/granite 4 BR 2.5 BA Contemporary home w/high 6 BR 4.5 BA Nestled on a private road ceilings.Updtd w/slate & bamboo flrs;fam cntertops,cherry cabinets,stnlss stl appliances. Shelly Potvin 650.941.7040 in the hills,this custom Hm has sweeping rm kit,inside lndry. vws of the Valley. Kathy Horvath 650.941.7040 HIDEAWAY FOR SALE $799,000 Terrie Masuda 650.941.7040 FIRST FLOOR END UNIT $399,000 1 BR 1 BA Vintage redwood and oak cot2 BR 1 BA Overlooking lawn area. tage. Tree studded rustic setting. Charm, 24269 DAWNRIDGE DR Completely updated,kitchen cabinets w/ character provided. SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,699,000 Nancy Goldcamp 650.325.6161 granite counters. 4 BR 3 BA In a beautifully natural & priv. Melanie Johnson 650.941.7040 REDWOOD CITY setting on one of the nicest streets in Los THE HOPKINS 14 UNITS $2,550,000 303 WINDMILL PARK LANE Altos Hills. SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $869,000 Great location w/ easy access to El Mickey Shaevitz 650.941.7040 3 BR 2.5 BA Bright & airy. Camino Real, shopping & commuter train. New:carpet,paint,tile flooring,lighting. Fully rented. EXCITING & UPDATED HOME Frplcs in LR & FR. Veronica Rudick 650.325.6161 $2,495,000 Shelly Potvin 650.941.7040 3883 FARM HILL BL 4 BR 4 BA Tree top views! In a woodPALO ALTO SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,035,000 ed two acres. Featuring soaring ceilings SECLUDED PROPERTY $2,998,000 4 BR 3 BA Farm Hill Estate Loc. Beautifully crowned by 22 skylights 5 BR 3 BA Private property-value in the remodeled throughout w/sunny exposure Jo Buchanan & Stuart Bowen 650.941.7040 land.Excellent opportunity in Old PA. & views of hills. 13,500 sf w/90'x150'. LOS GATOS Denise Monfette 650.325.6161 Leannah Hunt & Laurel Robinson ATOP THE HILLS $1,899,900 650.325.6161 REMODELED WESTSIDE WINNER 4 BR 2.5 BA Beautifully remodeled two $574,000 1234 PITMAN AVE level home & vineyard in Alta Vista area 2 BR 1 BA Tastefully NDING w/handE PEremodeled SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,649,000 SALcountered some granite Kit,Liv Rm & with far reaching views 4 BR 3 BA 9-year-young custom built lot Vicki Geers 650.941.7040 over 7000. House over 2700+ Attached wrap-around Fam Rm. Stacy Keller 650.941.7040 grg.Family rm+sep study MENLO PARK Julie Lau 650.325.6161 SAN JOSE

578 OLIVE ST $750,000 SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30

2 BR 1 BA Classic lines w/crown mldng & handsome wd flrs.Make this Hm specl. Fresh paint in&out+1/4BA Ellen Barton 650.941.7040

MENLO PARK

166 SAND HILL CI $3,450,000 SUN 1:30 - 4:30

2 BR 2 BA Beautiful TH in a tranquil area. 7 BR 6.5 BA This elegant Hm will impress Hardwood floors in living room, dining even the most discriminating tastes. room & kitchen Exquisite touches thruout Patsy Kodama 650.325.6161 Vivi Chan 650.941.7040 MOUNTAIN VIEW

13581 WILDCREST DRIVE SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $3,988,000

650.941.7040

a gracious bygone era & now has modern amenities. Melanie Johnson 650.941.7040 SAN MATEO

FABULOUS VIEW PROPERTY! $1,199,000 4 BR 3.5 BA Enjoy this beautiful sunrise for the rest of your life! SM Highlands remodeled Brendan Callahan 650.325.6161 SANTA CRUZ

NESTLED IN PLEASANT VLLY $1,195,000 Region of Aptos this 16 ac. parcel presents the perfect location to build estate Susan Furstman 650.941.7040 SUNNYVALE

1152 BENNINGTON DR SUN 1:30 - 4:30

Jo Buchanan & Stuart Bowen 650.941.7040

839 SAN MATEO CT SAT 1 - 4

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$629,000

4 BR 3 BA Ideal w/Mother in law qurtrs. 4 br/3 ba, 2 kit, 2LR. Enclosed patio area. 2 car atta gar. Letty Guerra 650.941.7040

BEAUTIFUL END UNIT TWNHM $849,000 $619,000

5 BR 2.5 BA www.5142Bela.com-Super clean home!Country Ln Elem.Rich wd flrs,modern kit w/granite cntrs Francis Rolland 650.948.0456

2 BR 2.5 BA Lovely end unit twnhm w/ lots of wndws & light.2 mstr bdrms upstrs w/vaulted ceilings. Teri Woolworth 650.941.7040

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$888,000

3 BR 2 BA W/Hrdwd flrs thru out,updtd kit w/granite,& updtd mstr Bath w/tile surround.


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