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magine a futuristic bayfront enclave for Google and Microsoft employees where no cars are allowed, buildings have green roofs and no carbon footprint, people travel in automated pods and live in apartments among the office buildings. That is a vision that shimmered

before City Council members and planning commissioners during a brainstorming session June 28 about how the city and Google could create a futuristic campus worthy of the company’s avant-garde reputation. Google’s headquarters dominates the area north of Highway 101 known as “North Bayshore” and the city is updating that neighborhood’s blueprint for

future development in what is known as the city’s general plan update. A car-less future? “What if we just didn’t have cars” in North Bayshore? said council member Laura Macias. “What if we found a way to do it without that? We’re all going to find a way to drive, if we can. But See GOOGLETOPIA, page 9

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Assessed property values plummet ASSESSOR: BIGGEST DROP SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION By Daniel DeBolt

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He had stumbled upon the practice of the United States Men’s Kayak Polo team. The team is practicing at Shoreline in preparation for the world championships in Milan this September. The biker’s surprise was not uncommon, as most people in the United States have likely never heard of the sport. Coach Sergey

Finkelstein says the sport is more popular in Europe and the Pacific than in the U.S. “This sport is played on every continent,” says Finkelstein, who is originally from Latvia. “In the United States, we are trying to develop it.” See KAYAK POLO, page 8

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anta Clara County’s assessed property values fared better during much of the Great Depression than they did last year, tax assessor Larry Stone announced July 1. For the first time since the 1930s, the county saw an actual drop in assessed property values. Stone is reporting a “distressing” 2.43 percent drop from January 2009 to January 2010 county-wide. Mountain View’s assessed values declined by 2.9 percent in total, worse than average. Palo Alto was the only city to see assessed values increase, at a meager .4 percent. The only other year more worrisome was 1933, when assessed property values declined in the county by 3.19 percent, Stone said. “From my point of view, this is far worse than I expected,” Stone said. Just a month ago when the county’s cities were preparing their budgets, Stone told cities to expect only a two-percent

drop to be reported countywide. An additional one-half percent might not seem like big news, but “when you are dealing with a $300 billion assessment, that’s not a small number.” Of particular concern in Mountain View is a 25.2 percent decrease in the valuation of business personal property — which includes things like furniture, computers and other equipment — in the city’s redevelopment areas. That compares to a decrease of only 8 percent county-wide and an increase of 1.1 percent in Mountain View’s non-redevelopment areas. “There must be some lost business, some businesses that moved out, maybe,” Stone said of Mountain View’s two redevelopment areas, which include Google’s Shoreline neighborhood and much of downtown. Stone blamed the decline in property values on the county’s “soaring unemployment rate.” Similarly, the number of businesses in the county decreased by 8.2 percent during 2009, from 46,000 to 42,000. V

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Jury aims to stop nepotism in schools NEW REPORT SAYS POLICIES NEEDED TO STOP FAVORITISM By Nick Veronin

along with many other county district superintendent Maurice ocal school boards do not districts, have such a prohibition Ghysels last fall. On October have sufficient regulations but allow the superintendent to 26, the Voice published Ghysels’ to guard against improp- override the decision without account of his extra-marital affair erly hiring or promoting family the consent or knowledge of the with Carmen Mizell, a principal members and those involved in school board. in his school district. Mountain intimate relationships, according The grand jury issued a recom- View residents accused Ghysels to a recent grand jury report. mendation that school boards of preferentially reassigning MizThe report, filed June 24 by the should keep a list of related ell, the former principal of Castro Santa Clara County Civil School, to the higher-perGrand Jury, concluded forming Edith Landels that many county school Elementary School. “We need to be vigilant.” districts, including those Ghysels denied the allein Mountain View, ought gations and said that once ANGIE CARDOZA, GRAND JURY FOREMAN to draft policies to prehe and Mizell became vent “the appearance of romantically involved, he bias or favoritism in the transferred his superrecruitment and job assignment employees, adopt rules that disal- visory role of Mizell to Mary process.” low family members and spouses Larion, the district’s associate The grand jury report explains from supervising each other, and superintendent. that the countywide assessment require that the school boards Whether or not the unidentistemmed from an investigation get involved any time a superin- fied superintendent or Ghysels into the alleged preferential hir- tendent wishes to override such acted improperly, Cardoza said ing of a superintendent’s relative prohibitions. nepotism “is occurring” in Santa within one of the county’s 32 The report did not name the Clara County schools. school districts. superintendent whose alleged “We need to be vigilant,” she That inquiry found that some actions sparked the investigation said, adding that the report was districts in Santa Clara County, and Angie Cardoza, foreperson an opportunity for the jury to including the Mountain View for the grand jury, said confi- give the community a “headsWhisman School District, do not dentiality clauses prohibited her up.” have a policy prohibiting family from revealing the individual’s Steve Hope is associate supermembers or spouses from enter- identity. intendent of personnel and teching into a supervisory relationCardoza said the investigation nology for Mountain View Los ship. The grand jury also found was not initiated because of the Altos high school district. He that Mountain View Los Altos controversy that surrounded See NEPOTISM, page 12 Union High School District, Mountain View Whisman school

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uild right or not at all,” Palo Alto and four other cities in the Peninsula Cities Consortium have challenged the California High-Speed Rail Authority, urging the agency to step back and resolve issues. The cities issued a statement Monday calling on the authority to “step back and resolve troublesome issues” with the rail project days after an independent review uncovered flaws in the ridership projections for the proposed line. They said the authority has “an enormous credibility problem” because of the recent seriously critical analysis by state officials and, most recently, a professional group commissioned by the state legislature. The consortium, which includes Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Burlingame and Belmont, alleged that the authority is more focused on meeting deadlines for federalstimulus funding than on building

a system that works. Mountain View has taken a less aggressive approach to high speed rail issues and has not joined the consortium, which has also sued the Rail Authority. But Mayor Ronit Bryant, who attends consortium meetings, said she agreed with the concern over the project’s quality. “It’s a massive project, it better be built right and we better plan it correctly so we don’t regret it forever and a day.” As to Mountain View not officially joining the PCC, she added, “We’ve kind of put ourselves in a wait-andsee position. In Mountain View we’ve been focusing on figuring out what would be right for us.” Rich Cline, mayor of Menlo Park and chair of the consortium, said in the statement issued Monday afternoon that the cities are concerned that “key problems may not be resolved because of the intense pressure being exerted by the Authority’s desire to qualify for See HSR, page 6

New perk for ‘Gayglers’ GOOGLE TO PAY GAY EMPLOYEES FOR HIGHER TAXES ON PARTNER BENEFITS By Daniel DeBolt

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ast Thursday, some tax relief for gay employees was added to the long list of world-renowned benefits enjoyed by workers at Mountain View’s Google, such as free food, massages and laundry services. Google says its gay workers, or “Gayglers” as they call themselves, will be paid a little extra to make up for the higher taxes they must pay for health insurance for their partners. The move helps to ensure that gay Google employees are on equal footing with straight, married employees who do not have to pay taxes on health insurance for their spouses. Google isn’t saying how much the new benefit will cost or how many Google employees qualify, but a 2007 study by M.V. Lee Badget for the Williams Institute says that “employees with partners now pay on average $1,069 per year more in taxes than would a married employee with the

same coverage.” Laszlo Bock, Google’s vice president of people operations, told the New York Times that Google decided to offer the benefit after the disparity was brought to the company’s attention by a gay employee. That also spurred the company to examine its other benefits for disparities. In addition to covering the health insurance tax, Google will now allow gay employees to take up to 12 weeks off every year to care for their partners, just as straight employees are allowed to do for their spouses under the Family Medical Leave Act (the law already allows gays to take time off to care for their children). Google was also able to work with their insurance carrier to get rid of a one-year waiting period gay employees had to overcome before being able to obtain infertility benefits to have a child. See GAYGLERS, page 12

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he director of a subdivision of the local water district “has failed to uphold his ethical obligations,� according to a recent grand jury report. Richard Santos, District 3 director for the Santa Clara Valley Water District, “has significant property interests in Alviso� — an area of North San Jose within his jurisdiction — “that greatly limit his ability to ethically participate in SCVWD projects in Alviso,� the report by the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury stated. The report filed June 18, “Is a Conflict of Interest Guiding the Santa Clara Valley Water District in Alviso,� said that “Santos has

focused his efforts primarily on enhancing Alviso ... less than 1 percent of his constituency.� Santos is a part of several community action groups focused on improving Alviso and owns multiple properties in town. It is unclear if water services in Mountain View have been or would be adversely impacted by projects supported by Santos, a spokeswoman from the grand jury said. District 3 does not cover Mountain View. However, money used to fund projects that may benefit Santos, his holdings and his family’s holdings would come out of funds available to all cities and areas within the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Santos denied the implications of the report. While he admits

to owning property in Alviso, he said that his holdings in no way prohibit him from faithfully executing his duties as a water district board member. “Just because I own property there doesn’t mean I’m in conflict of interest,� he said. Santos said he only acted in the interest of helping the community and his constituents. “I vote for everybody,� he said. “There is no conflict. It is a perception.� “I don’t know how you can say that’s a perception when the facts are in front of you,� said Angie Cardoza of the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury. The jury’s findings can be viewed online at www.sccsuperiorcourt. org/jury/GJ.html. V

Suspect in attempted rape pleads not guilty By Nick Veronin

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he man accused of attempting to rape a Mountain View woman as she jogged along the Steven Creek Trail last year has pleaded not guilty at a July 7 plea hearing at the Palo Alto

Courthouse. John Detches, 32, a transient San Jose man, was arrested Dec. 6, 2009, in connection with the attack. He pleaded not guilty to all charges against him — two counts of assault with intent to commit rape, two counts of felony false imprison-

ment and one count of kidnapping to commit a sexual offense. Crystal Stokes, 28, reported being attack on Nov. 29, 2009, as she jogged along the Stevens Creek Trail, near the Dana Street overSee DETCHES, page 10

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federal stimulus funding. The rail authority has to begin construction on the San Francisco-to-San Jose line by September 2012 to qualify California for a $2.25 billion grant. “Common sense is absent from the high-speed rail discussion,� Cline said. “Right now the Authority plans to select a final alignment and release its draft environmental impact report by December of this year under an extremely rushed project schedule that is dictated solely by the desire for federal funds.� Federal funds play a prominent role in the authority’s plan to fund the project, which carries an estimated price tag of about $43 billion. The authority expects to get about $17 billion in federal grants for the project, though so far only $2.25 billion has been committed. California voters also approved $9.95 billion in state funds for high-speed rail and related improvements in 2008 when they passed Proposition 1A. But many of the project’s earliest supporters have lashed out at the authority over the past year about what they perceive to be the agency’s inadequate outreach and

shoddy planning. Two of the consortium partners, Menlo Park and Atherton, had also joined a coalition of nonprofit groups in challenging the rail authority’s selection of Pacheco Pass over the Altamont Pass as the preferred route for the new line. The authority’s ridership projections took a hit last week when the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, concluded that the models these projections were based on were flawed and unreliable as a basis for decision-making. The conclusion followed similar criticisms expressed by the Palo Alto-based watchdog group Californians Advocating Responsible Rail Design earlier this year. The latest review, along with critical recent reports from the Office of the State Auditor and the Legislative Analysts Office, have created a “credibility problem� for the rail authority, Cline said. He also challenged the authority’s assertion that the system, once built, would be financially self-sustaining. “There also is no stated plan for paying to operate high-speed rail once it is built, and we fear local taxpayers may be left holding the bag,� Cline said. —Daniel DeBolt contributed to this report. V

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“It’s like driving with your brakes on,� says Larry Gordon, Green Platform’s vice president of marketing. “Our solution, removing vibration takes the brakes off and allows you to drive faster.� Green Platform’s solution is a storage rack that replaces traditional sheet metal racks. The rack itself is designed to mitigate vibrations. “Our racks dissipate vibration internal to the rack, coming from the servers that are housed in it, or external to the rack, coming from the air conditioning in the data center, from adjacent racks, or from power distributions units,� MalekMadani said. With the vibrations dissipated by the racks, it is easier for data to be read and written, he said. It’s analogous to reading a book in a car, which is a lot easier to do on a smooth, paved road than on a bumpy one. “Accessing data from hard drives is the slowest part of the entire computer system, so by improving that part, we are making the entire computer system faster and more efficient,� Malek-Madani said. This degradation of hard drive performance caused by normal vibrations is what Green Platform has identified as the “vibration penalty.� Malek-Madani says their racks — made from what Gordon calls “well-programmed� carbon fiber — absorb and dissipate vibration up to 1,000 times. “There’s a talent and skill to doing carbon fiber well,� Gordon says.

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with the national team, but is looking forward to bringing this young team to Italy’s tournament this year. “I’m excited about it because we have the youngest team we’ve ever fielded,” he says. “The level is so much higher at worlds, we need young, strong players to be able to compete.” Logan says he won’t be on the national team for too much longer, but will continue playing polo and kayaking in other venues. “I’ll play until I can’t paddle,” he says. In the meantime, Logan wants to coach and get kids involved in kayaking. “I’d love kayak polo to grow in the U.S.” Logan says. “I’d love to be able to talk to people and have them know what it is.” V

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if we all have to park our car, who knows? Maybe it could be a model for other cities.” With traffic problems a serious concern on the two streets in and out of North Bayshore, the council and commission appeared to seriously consider Macias’ comments. It wouldn’t be major departure from Google’s culture, as Google already shuttles employees in from numerous locations, including San Francisco and Mountain View’s downtown train station. And Google places hundreds of unlocked bicycles around North Bayshore to facilitate the mobility of its workers. “Saying no cars at all—I agree with you but that means more parking downtown and using a shuttle,” said Mayor Ronit Bryant. “It means we have to build huge parking lots. There are no easy answers.” Bryant pointed to the model of Stanford University, which is allowed by the city of Palo Alto to add buildings as long as car traffic does not exceed 1989 levels. So the University pays its employees not to drive to work and operates a shuttle system. “They are growing and growing and traffic is not growing,”

Bryant said. Google already has more employees than parking spaces typically required by the city per employee, and the company continues to grow. But most agree that adding parking lots and large parking garages in the Shoreline area would be a mistake. “We make people build parking garages, we can make them build a transportation structure instead,” said council member Mike Kasperzak, who added that “It’s not efficiency to only use half the land, half the time” for a parking lot. Councilman Jac Siegel said the city needed to be “specific” about how it would deal with traffic in the Shoreline area, either by not allowing cars or by building a personal rapid transit system. The Council has already passed a resolution supporting the concept. A NASA Ames-based company, Unimodal, has said it would fund such a system in Mountain View if the city stepped up to be the company’s first. Or the city could leave its options open. “Maybe it’s a good place to allow for some experimentation, trying different concepts out,” said council member Margaret Abe-Koga. Whatever the city does, Google’s real estate director Dan Hoffman said he was “inspired” by the

discussion and a young Google employee and resident said it gave him “faith” that the city’s plans for Google’s neighborhood were headed in the right direction. A second downtown? Kasperzak said the city didn’t need another downtown, and that he was unsure what a neighborhood of Google offices, stores and housing would look like. Some envisioned college-style dorms. A city staff report mentions a “campus” feel as being important to Google.

“Maybe it could be a model for other cities.” LAURA MACIAS

Meanwhile, famous architect William McDonough, who inspired the council with a presentation in April, advocates for buildings that can be easily switched between office and housing use. “We don’t want it to look like all the other business developments with tall, strange buildings and empty areas with benches nobody would ever want to sit,” said Mayor Bryant. “Any intensification needs to go hand-in-hand with green

roofs and much more focus on public transit.” Bryant’s comments about green roofs alluded to an idea advocated by McDonough that involves growing vegetation on roofs to insulate buildings and make use of storm water, as is done on Google’s YouTube buildings in San Bruno. Google had previously hired McDonough as a consultant and he created in 2008 the “McDonough master plan,” a general plan for the neighborhood which includes stores and homes along Shoreline Boulevard south of Charleston Road and a transit hub at Shoreline Boulevard and Charleston Road. Similarly, Google sent a letter in February to the city pushing the city to allow homes and stores in the area so that North Bayshore could “continue to be the center of sustainable development for Google’s HQ campus.” However, council members are hesitant to put housing in the area, which they said would permanently eat away the city’s valuable industrial land and potentially block industrial development nearby. “Five thousand units we were told, minimum,” Council member Siegel said of the housing Google wants. “That seems to be a bit of an issue for me.” Commissioner Rachel Grossman disagreed, saying, “Locating hous-

ing out here is a way to have a more complete neighborhood. People can walk and bike.” It’s a way to solve the “traffic challenges we have,” she said. Kasperzak believes a lack of housing for Google’s 10,000 Mountain View workers has driven up the cost of the city’s housing. “If you have to drive from Tracy to work here, it really isn’t a sustainable project.” No high-rises for Google Dan Hoffman, Google’s real estate director, reassured the city last Monday that at Google “we’re not into building 10-story high-rises” in North Bayshore. The Council has already expressed support for allowing office buildings up to seven stories tall in the area, citing the need for flexibility in the future. “We do like the views of the mountains and Shoreline Park,” Hoffman said. What Google wants to build may look more along the lines of the design Google submitted to the city in 2008 for a five-story, amorphously sleek 310,000 square foot building that incorporates nearly every innovation in green design. The plans have been on hold, but city planner Nancy Minicucci called the building “extraordinary” and architect Yvonne Farrell said it had the potential to be the greenest office building in the world. V

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Two other women, both in their 20s, told police that a man had grabbed them as they jogged on Stevens Creek Trail, and that after fighting him off, he fled on a bicycle. Police combed the trail on bike and motorcycle over the next few days and eventually arrested Detches on a prior misdemeanor warrant. Stokes identified him as her attacker from a photo lineup. Detches is scheduled to appear at the Palo Alto Courthouse again on Aug. 27 to face a preliminary examination. V

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In her July 2 letter, Cindy Riordan of Saratoga claims to speak for Mountain View property owners and their opposition to flood protection. She doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t speak for me or most of the people I talk to. I live next to Cuesta Annex, own property in the flood zone, and I support the Water Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan to protect 2,700 properties along Permanente Creek. I believe the 69 percent of Mountain View voters who approved the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clean, Safe Creeksâ&#x20AC;? bond measure in 2000 want their taxes spent to protect properties in Mountain View, not some other part of the county. Ms. Riordan criticizes the district and city council for lack of responsiveness and transparency. In fact, the Water District wrote a 900-page environmental impact report, including 400 pages of comments from the public and responses from the district. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve read all of the comments and while some are valid concerns, many included misinformation like 1) an unrelated history museum proposal, 2) clear-cutting of heritage trees throughout the Annex, 3) steep walls people can fall off, 4) permanent fencing around the basin, and 5) the killing of protected wildlife. All of these misconceptions were refuted in written responses, so it is not surprising the water district board approved the final report and decided to move forward with design meetings. I love the Annex, spend time there almost daily, and have been active in protecting its natural beauty. I would oppose a plan that would ruin that. The conceptual renderings in the impact report show a beautiful, natural-looking creek bed that will fit well with similar topology changes in Cuesta Park. In fact, the same landscape firm that designed Cuesta Park 30 years ago also created the basin renderings. As the city and district move forward with detailed designs for the basin in the Annex, I encourage everyone to come to the public meetings to see the real designs and interact with the engineers, biologists, and landscape designers to help ensure this beautiful vision becomes a reality. Kevin McBride Begen Avenue

Your â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cuesta Annex basin a done dealâ&#x20AC;? editorial incorrectly states the public received much public notice and opportunities to comment during the 2008 hijacking of the 2006 Cuesta Park Annex Master Plan. In January 2008, Kevin McBride and his wife Justine lobbied Mountain View Historic Association members with seductive Annex flood basin and museum illustrations by Royston Hanamoto Alley & Abey (RHAA). On February 22, the McBrides presented these same misleading illustrations to their neighborhood. Without asking the audience whether they preferred these illustrations over Annex concept B, my Annex blueprint, or the existing Annex landscape, Kevin McBride interpreted some positive feedback as granting him authority to discard the approved 2006 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Concept Bâ&#x20AC;? annex master plan. You cite the June council meeting where the Annex flood basin was approved. Look at your newspaperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s June 13 ad announcing the meetingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s topic: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mountain View Parks and Open Space Plan.â&#x20AC;? There is no mention of the Cuesta Annex or a flood basin. Section 54957.2 of the Brown Act mandates the city council not discuss or act on items not publicly announced. Mountain View city staff also violated the section of the Brown Act that requires written public records be available for inspection. In April 2008, I submitted to the City Council my own Annex master plan blueprint with five pages of supporting text and photos. During the September public hearing, my blueprint and most support pages were omitted from written public testimony presented to the parks and recreation commissioners. On November 10, I resubmitted my six-page document, but the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s copies rendered my photos indecipherable. Fast forward to the 2010 water districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s approval of the flood planâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s environmental impact report. Their report omits all verbal and written 2009 public hearing annex flood basin opposition, including my Cuesta Annex blueprint. To learn more visit w w w. s ave t he c ue s t a a n ne x . blogspot.com. Robert Schick Los Altos Hills

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e doubt if the Santa Clara County grand juryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s idea to save money by merging the three local school districts will generate any enthusiasm in Mountain View or Los Altos. Merging is one of those ideas that looks good on paper but would be virtually impossible to execute. First of all, it would take a majority vote of each school districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board or a petition signed by 25 percent of the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s registered voters just to get the question on the ballot. That hurdle alone presents a huge challenge, due to varying demographics in the Mountain View Whisman, Los Altos and Mountain View Los Altos High School districts. These are not homogeneous districts. Academic performance at most Whisman schools, while excellent, is not quite on par with standardized test scores achieved in Los Altos elementary schools. It would be counterintuitive for Los Altos parents to support merging with the Whisman district, especially if they asked, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in it for us?â&#x20AC;? Likewise, we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see why parents who live in the high school district would elect to share their higher property tax income with the elementary districts. Superintendents who spoke to the Voice also were not eager to leap into a merger. Barry Groves, superintendent of the high school district, noted that â&#x20AC;&#x153;there would be some fiscal disadvantages. I think we are very successful with our current configuration and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure how the proposed consolidation would make things better,â&#x20AC;? he said. If a three-way merger ever could overcome the political hurdles, the Grand Jury projects $9.4 million could be saved by operating transportation, maintenance, IT, food and other functions as one entity. Even more could be saved, the jurors said, if the merger strategy was applied to collapse 17 unique districts in the county into four large districts, which could save $51 million a year. But even if there would be substantial savings, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe local residents would agree to give up control of their schools to a megadistrict. Craig Goldman, superintendent of Mountain View Whisman, which is the result of a relatively recent merger, says the grand juryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suggestion is much more complicated than merging the two elementary districts nine years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ultimately,â&#x20AC;? he told the Voice, â&#x20AC;&#x153;because of the higher funding level received by Los Altos elementary and the high school district, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think (a merger is) a viable alternative.â&#x20AC;? Angie Cardoza, grand jury foreperson, sees it differently. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any time youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re asking for change, people will be hesitant,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easier to stay the way itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always been â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the status quo â&#x20AC;&#x201D; instead of saying, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s try something new.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Something newâ&#x20AC;? might make sense financially, but at least for the foreseeable future, we doubt if there will be any interest in consolidating the local school districts. There just isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough upside to make it happen.

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events, fundraisers, as teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gifts and for family parties. Eventually, I wanted to take everything I learned from classes and my business experience and create something: Moniqueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chocolates.â&#x20AC;? West opened Moniqueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in downtown Palo Alto in January, setting up shop at 539 Bryant St. Like any astute entrepreneur, he had prepared himself for the venture by learning from experts. He took classes from Alice Medrich, the cookbook author and founder of the long-gone, but never forgotten, Cocolat stores. West read extensively about the science of food and everything about choco-

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late he could get his hands on. Then, he began testing in his home kitchen. The idea, he said, was “to recreate an Old World, Parisian chocolate shop, using just great chocolate and organic cream, with no additives or preservatives. A place where confections are made right in the place where they are sold — you can see them being made. Most importantly, I can interact with customers and friends to create new concoctions.” At the core of the product line are “single-origin” chocolates. Most chocolate makers blend cocoa beans from a variety of plantations and countries to achieve a uniform product with consistent taste. In contrast, single-origin chocolates come from just one country, often a singular plantation or micro-growing region. The exquisite and pricey Tuscan Amedei is the premier example of the genre, although Valrhona, Cluizel and other large producers market some singleorigin products. The taste can vary year to year, depending on growing conditions. While the word “terroir” is used by wine aficionados to define rainfall, soil, average temperature days, etc., the word also translates well for cocoa-bean production. Single-origin chocolates offer subtle taste variations as well as differences in color, snap, finish,

olfaction and sheen. Some chocolates taste smoky or woody, or like black coffee, berries, tropical fruits, molasses or pipe tobacco. It is the subjective side of chocolate that is debated as much as any fine glass of aged Pinot Noir. Cocoa beans grow near the equator on plantations that are often mountainous or in rainforests with difficult accessibility. After being harvested and fermented, the beans are dried, packed and shipped. The chocolate maker roasts, husks and grinds the cacao into a fine paste. Finally the mixture is churned in open tanks, which smoothes the texture while building nuances of taste, aroma

and texture. It’s complicated, demanding work, and few small companies ever attempted it. Now, trendy food is all about hand-made products by dedicated artisans with an eye towards fair trade and sustainability. For West’s part, he says he avoids buying cocoa beans “from politically troubled places like the Ivory Coast,” he said. “The beans in my chocolate come from South America, the Caribbean, Hawaii and Madagascar.” West said he buys the highest quality single-origin chocolates, adds organic cream from Palo Alto’s Michal the Milkman, and processes the ingredients into truffles. “I also make my own caramels and marshmallows and a non-dairy vegan truffle using hazelnut milk.” There are none of the typically filled candies at Monique’s: no chocolate-covered cherries, no liqueur-flavored butter creams. “Taste is the key,” West said. “When you are using the best chocolates in the world, let the flavor shine.” That is not to say there isn’t a bit of whimsy in West. He has a line dubbed “x otics and x_perimentals.” Ash’s chai truffle with milk chocolate, tea and chai spices was inspired by a favorite customer. There’s an M-Cube with milk chocolate and marshmallow, and Galaxy with chocolate, caramel and marshmallow — and even a peanut butter and jelly mishmash. “Requests lead to discovery lead to product,” West said. For customers not content to buy a box of truffles to eat later, the store has tables and chairs along with bar seating that overlooks the kitchen for instant gratification. West also offers in-store “Naked Truffles,” a build-your-own truffle sundae, with this advisory: “Caution: More than four truffles at one time is not recommended. This is an incredible amount of rich chocolate.” In addition, hot chocolate ($3.50) is available with the single-origin ingredients changing daily. Thomas Keller’s French Laundry coffee blend is served. Marshmallows cost See MONIQUE’S, page 18

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Knight and Day (Not Rated) ★★1/2 Century 16: 11:05 a.m.; 1:45, 4:40, 7:40 & 10:20 p.m. Century 20: 11:05 a.m.; 1:35, 4:05, 6:55 & 9:40 p.m. The Last Airbender (Not Rated) ★★1/2 Century 16: 10:45 a.m.; 12:05, 1:20, 2:40, 4, 5:20, 7:20, 8, 10 & 10:35 p.m. Century 20: 11:55 a.m.; 12:50, 2:25, 3:35, 5:05, 6:10, 7:40, 8:45 & 10:15 p.m.; In 3D at 11:20 a.m.; 1:50, 4:20, 7 & 9:35 p.m. The Metropolitan Opera: La Bohème (Not Rated) Century 16: Wed. at 6:30 p.m. Thu. at 10 a.m. Century 20: Wed. at 6:30 p.m. Thu. at 10 a.m. CinéArts at Palo Alto Square: Wed. at 6:30 p.m. Thu. at 1:30 p.m. Predators (Not Rated) Century 16: 11 a.m.; 12:20, 1:40, 3, 4:20, 5:40, 7:10, 8:20, 9:50 & 11 p.m. Century 20: 11:50 a.m.; 1:10, 2:40, 3:55, 5:20, 6:45, 8:05, 9:25 & 10:40 p.m. Restrepo (R) CinéArts at Palo Alto Square: Fri.-Wed. at 2:15 p.m. Fri.-Tue. also at 4:45 & 7:20 p.m. Fri. & Sat. also at 9:40 p.m. Thu. at 4:45 & 7:20 p.m. Toy Story 3 (G) ★★★★ Century 16: 11:55 a.m.; 2:45, 5:30 & 8:35 p.m.; In 3D at 10:40 a.m.; 1:25, 4:10, 7:15 & 10:05 p.m. Century 20: 11:40 a.m.; 12:20, 2:15, 2:55, 4:55, 5:35, 8:10 & 10:45 p.m.; In 3D at 11 a.m.; 1:40, 4:25, 7:05 & 9:45 p.m. The Twlight Saga: Eclipse (PG-13) ★★1/2 Century 16: 10:30 & 11:15 a.m.; noon, 12:40, 1:30, 2:15, 3, 3:45, 4:25, 5:15, 6, 6:45, 7:30, 8:30, 9, 9:45 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 11 & 11:30 a.m.; noon, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10 & 10:25 p.m. Vertigo (1958) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: Sat.-Tue. at 7:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. also at 3:25 p.m.

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CYRUS ✭✭✭

(Aquarius) John (John C. Reilly) is “borderline desperate,” he says. A more accurate description would be “totally desperate.” Divorced for seven years, the central character of “Cyrus” can’t seem to find a woman to replace his ex and still close friend Jamie (Catherine Keener), who is about to marry someone else. Then John reluctantly accompanies Jamie and her fiance to a party, where, drunk and rowdy, he amazingly hooks up with Molly (Marisa Tomei) — beautiful, loving and complete with baggage. The baggage is her obese 21-year-old son Cyrus (Jonah Hill), who still lives with her. Sure, Cyrus is delighted to meet John and happy to “have a new dad.” So he says. But his relationship with Molly is unusual, at the least, and Cyrus starts subtly to sabotage John’s relationship with her. A charming movie, with performances that are flawlessly true-to-life. Rated R for some sexual material and language. One hour, 32 minutes. — R.P.

THE LAST AIRBENDER ✭✭1/2

(Century 16, Century 20) The epic fantasy opens with siblings Katara (Nicola Peltz) and Sokka (Jackson Rathbone) searching for food and stumbling upon something trapped beneath the icy surface of their sub-zero world. M. Night Shyamalan has been criticized for whitewashing the main characters, who are brown-skinned in the television series, but he should be chastised for directing such terrible performances. Awkward and wooden, Peltz and Rathbone deliver stilted dialogue and their few attempts at humor fall flat. Noah Ringer, in an engaging debut, fares better as Aang, the lone avatar capable of restoring balance to the war-torn planet. Frozen for a century and freed by Katara’s waterbending, the young boy must lead the struggle to fend off the Fire Nation’s militaristic attempt to conquer the Air, Water and Earth nations. Only he has the capability to “bend” or manipulate all four elements and restore harmony. Rated: PG for violence and not recommended for young children. 1 hour, 43 minutes. — S.T.

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

Winter’s Bone (R) Century 16: 10:35 a.m.; 1, 3:30, 7:25 & 10:10 p.m. The Working Man (1933) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: Fri. at 6 & 9:10 p.m.

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ART GALLERIES Andy Muonio, Paintings & Prints Exhibition of works by artist Andy Muonio at CSMA’s Mohr Gallery. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Mohr Gallery, Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. www. arts4all.org

smart, friendly and festive,” meets every Thursday to play Scrabble “just to make sure our brains are still in working order and, really, just as an excuse to enjoy each others’ company.” 7-9 p.m. $1. Palo Alto Cafe, 2675 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

“Veggies 2.0” This class focuses on how to tell when it’s time to harvest different vegetables, and how to extend the growing season by canning, freezing and drying. Tues., July 27, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 408-282-3105. mastergardeners. org/scc.html Hiring Help at Home How to choose in-home care, payment options, and what to expect when bringing someone into the home. July 15, 1-2 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330. www. mountainview.gov How to Leverage Social Media to Expand Partner Ecosystems Tatyana Kanzaveli, CEO of Social CRM World, is presenting on developing a integrated social media strategy to manage the partner relationship life-cycle. July 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $35 for members, $40 for nonmembers. Ristorante Don Giovanni, 235 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 408-266-9658. http:// www.strategic-alliances.org/chapter/svnorcal/ asapjuly132010 Managing the Troublesome Gut Overview of the digestive system and techniques to deal with a troublesome gut. July 22, 1-2 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330. www. mountainview.gov Solar Cooking Prepare sun-cooked meals using fresh produce from the garden. Create easy soups, breads, healthy snacks and grain dishes. Participate in a hands-on demonstration of aiming, pre-heating, and cooking. July 17, noon-2 p.m. $31. Common Ground Garden Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-493-6072. http://www.commongroundinpaloalto.org/

A Taste of Malaysian Hawker Delights! Watch the World Cup Finals With Us! Come on by to MPBA’s (Malaysian Professional Business Association) “A Taste of Malaysian Hawker Delights” event at Stanford this summer. Part of the proceeds will be donated to charity (www.paddleforlife.org). July 11, noon-3 p.m. $26/ MPBA members, $31/non-members and $13/kids under 11-year olds. White Plaza, Stanford. www.mpba.org Outdoor Films: “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs” As part of the city of Mountain View’s Summer Outdoor Movie Night Series, the film “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs” will be shown. Audience members are asked to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs. Popcorn and light refreshments will be available. Sponsored by the City of Mountain View Recreation Division and Youth Advisory Committee. July 16, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Free. Cuesta Park, 615 Cuesta Drive, Mountain View. Call 650-903-6410. mountainview.gov Outdoor Films: “School of Rock” As part of the city of Mountain View’s Summer Outdoor Movie Night Series, the film “School of Rock” will be shown. Audience members are asked to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs. Popcorn and light refreshments will be available. Sponsored by the City of Mountain View Recreation Division and Youth Advisory Committee. July 23, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Free. Eagle Park, 652 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 650-903-9410. mountainview.gov Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk 26th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk, held at the Palo Alto Baylands. 5K walk, 5 and 10K run. Registration begins in July 2010. Sponsorships available; contact Amy at arenalds@paweekly.com 6-10 p.m. $25 pre-reg/$30 race night. Palo Alto Baylands Athletic Center, 1900 Geng Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-223-6508. www.paloaltoonline.com

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boxer, drummer, juggler, musician and circus performer extraordinaire, is known as the “Shaman of Percussive Voice”. Open to all teens. This performance is part of “Make Waves <\@> Your Library,” the Palo Alto City Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program. July 20, 4-5 p.m. Free. Mitchell Park Library - temporary location at Cubberley Center, 4050 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-329-2436. www.cityofpaloalto.org/library Summer Sings - Brahms Requiem Participants may sing the Brahms “Requiem” with guest conductor Dr. Bryan Baker, director and conductor of Masterworks Chorale. Music provided on loan, with refreshments at the intermission. July 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $15/$10 seniors/$7 students. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-254-1700. www.scholacantorum.org

DANCE Geeks & Gals Ball Dance party for singles and friends. July 9, 8-11:45 p.m. $20. Dinah’s Garden Hotel, 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Call 415507-9962. www.thepartyhotline.com Latin Dance Fusion Workout Steps from many genres are folded into easy-to-follow combinations. Move to flamenco, cha-cha, cumbia, swing, merengue, salsa, samba, middle eastern, or other Latin dances. Wear athletic shoes/clothing and bring an exercise mat. Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. $10. Los Altos American Legion Hall, 347 First St., Los Altos. Call 650-948-1484.

ENVIRONMENT Bastille Day at the Native Plant Nursery Volunteers will learn about local, native plants such as sticky monkey flower, marsh coyote bush and salt grass. The space is limited and RSVP is requested. July 14, 1-4 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Baylands, Directions will be provided upon registration., Palo Alto. Call 510-452-9261 ext. 109. http://www.savesfbay.org/bayevents

EXHIBITS “Mary Webb: Neglected Genius” This exhibition explores the life of early-20th-century British novelist and poet Mary Webb, whose writing focuses on her native Shropshire. Illustrations by Bay Area artist William Bishop accompany the show. Hours vary with academic calendar; to confirm, call 650-723-0931. Free. Peterson Gallery, Green Library Bing Wing, Stanford University. Call 650-725-1020. library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/ exhibits/MaryWebbNeglectedGenius.html Picture This! A History of Photography Exhibit showcases examples of how photography has contributed to our comprehension of life and history as the technology of making and preserving images has been improved. An exhibit highlight is “Capturing Light and Time”, a presentation of the photographic work of Wayland Lee. Through Oct. 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. free. museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.

NHIGHLIGHT PALO ALTO CLAY & GLASS FESTIVAL The Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival hosts a two-day celebration of clay and glass art. July 10-11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-329-2366. acga.net

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FAMILY AND KIDS Summer Introductory Music Program Music program will teach the musical alphabet, how to develop a sense of rhythm, ear training, Solfeggio and songs. July 10 - Aug. 14, Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. 10-11:30 a.m. $90 Gorin School of Music, 2290 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View. Call 650-961-4910. www.gsm-music. com

FILM “Earth” at Cantor Arts Center Outdoor family-film screenings. Come early to pick a spot on the Center’s South Lawn and bring or buy a picnic. The Cool Cafe will offer boxed dinners until 8 pm; movie snacks will be available for purchase starting at 7:30 p.m. July 16, 8:30 p.m. Cantor Arts Center South Lawn, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

HEALTH Free Meditation Free group meditation class. July 10, 5-7 p.m. Free. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. http://www.sfbaymeditation.org/

LIVE MUSIC MC Till MC Till performs hip hop July 13, 8-10 p.m. Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View. Stanford Jazz Festival Stanford Jazz Workshop (SJW) presents the 2010 Stanford Jazz Festival’s 39th season, featuring more than 100 artists including Joshua Redman, Dave Douglas, Nicholas Payton, Randy Weston & Fred Hersch. Box Office and Festival calendar, including descriptions, audio & video links, at Stanfordjazz.org. June 25-Aug. 7, $5-$40. Dinkelspiel/Campbell, Stanford University, Stanford. Call 650-736-0324. www.stanfordjazz.org The Jela Trio The Jela trio consists of three teens playing and singing choral arrangements and dance tunes from the Balkans, North America, and Georgia. They have sung together since childhood and have a. A dance floor is available. July 9, 8-11 p.m. $8 regular, $4 student, under 12 free. Flexit Aerobics, 425 W. Evelyn Ave., Mountain View. Call 408-733-5529. http://home. comcast.net/~genebloch08/Stanford

ON STAGE “New Beulah” From Shelby Company, an NYCbased theater company with Bay Area, presents the first revival of their debut, award-winning production of “New Beulah.” Told through vignettes, this ensemble play is a tale about a town on the brink of quiet disaster. July 13-18, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5-$40. The Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Avenue, Unit K, Mountain View. Call 408-7105280. www.shelbycompany.org

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“The Shaker Chair” The Pear Avenue Theatre presents a “briskly funny and bracing” work by the Bay Area’s Adam Bock. July 11, $15 - $30. Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave. Unit K, Mountain View. www.thepear.org TheatreWorks presents “Auctioning the Ainsleys” A funny off-beat look at a family figuratively putting their lives up for sale, this soldout favorite from last summer’s New Works Festival is moving up to the main stage where it will act as the center piece of the 2010 New Works Festival. Visit www.theatreworks.org for tickets and show times. July 14-Aug. 8, 8 p.m. $19-$67. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-4631960. www.theatreworks.org

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

RESEARCH SUBJECTS Pandorabots Overview Pandorabots is a web-based chat bot hosting service based on free ALICE and AIML technology. This talk goes over the history of the efforts to add new supervised and unsupervised learning features to Pandorabots. We will demonstrate different chat bot personalities created with Pandorabot tools. July 13, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, NASA Research Park, Bldg 23, Moffett Field. Call 650-335-2852. www.cmu.edu/siliconvalley/news-events/seminars/index.html

SENIORS Newcomers’ Group Orientation and tour of the Mountain View Senior Center, including information on classes, upcoming events and social services. July 19, 2-3 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330. www.mountainview.gov

TALKS/AUTHORS Luncheon with Assembly District 21 Candidate Rich Gordon Rich Gordon, winner of the democratic primary election for AD 21 (seat currently held by Ira Ruskin) and San Mateo County Supervisor, will tell us how the race is shaping up for the November election and what his plans are for Sacramento. July 17, noon-2 p.m. $20. Michael’s at Shoreline Restaurant, 2960 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Call 650-9491009. Sinclair Reed and Bliss Reed’s “This Summer I Plan to Rule the World” Sinclair and Bliss Reed talk about “This Summer I Plan to Rule the World,” a reminder of what children can achieve if they try. July 17, 10 a.m. Free. Books Inc. in Mountain View, 301 Castro St., Mountain View. www.booksinc.net Technology and Society Committee Luncheon Forum Ian Wren, Staff Scientist at San Francisco Baykeeper, describes Baykeeper’s mission to protect the water quality of the SF Bay and what he learned from a recent visit to the oil impacted areas of the Gulf of Mexico. He will also bring us up to date on the status of Gulf oil spill response efforts. July 13, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch is $12. Hangen Szechuan Restaurant, 134 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-969-7215. tian. greens.org/TASC.shtml

TEEN ACTIVITIES Free Wrestling Classes for Teens Interested in learning how to wrestle? Free drop-in wrestling classes provided by Grappler Academy. For 5th-8th grade students, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday July 12-Aug. 20. Sponsored by the City of Mountain View Recreation Division. 4-6 p.m. Free. Mountain View Sports Pavilion, 1185 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6331. http://www.mountainview.gov/ city_hall/comm_services/recreation_programs_ and_services/teen_services.asp

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Jazz & Pop Piano Lessons Learn how to build chords and improvise. Bill Susman, M.A., Stanford. (650)906-7529 McCool Piano Studio 566-9391MP Near Burgess Gym Menlo Park Piano Class for Ages 2-6, FUN! Piano Lessons Taught in your home. Member MTAC & NGPT. Specializing in beginners. All levels welcome. Karen, (650)367-0307 or (650)996-8059

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Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA)

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Community Guided Meditation

House Cleaning

Gold Watch Lost Ladies Watch w/ Rectangular analog face and dainty gold bracelet. May have dropped it on Santa Cruz Ave or along Doyle in MP Please call: 650-926-3150

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SAHAJA MEDITATION Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. It brings better focus and helps people become more centered and better balanced. Anyone can do it. It's also free. Introductory Meditation class on Jul10 5-7PM in Oshman FamlyJCC, #G100 PaloAlto. Follow up sessions thru out Bay Area and USA. Contact Toll Free: 8776426074, http://www.sfbaymeditation.org. Summer Symphony with Chicago! Theta Healing Open House Wine Tasting and Auction

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150 Volunteers ART Dialogues Docents volunteers Community Cell Phone Collector Couples Make Great Mentors! Library Volunteers Needed Looking for Volunteers

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HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! Graduate in just 4 weeks!! FREE Brochure. Call NOW! 1-800-532-6546 Ext. 97 http://www. continentalacademy.com (AAN CAN) GERMAN Language Class Instruction for Hebrew Bar and Bat Mitzvah For Affiliated and Unaffiliated George Rubin, M.A. in Hebrew/Jewish Education 650/424-1940

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Mountain View, 1885 Montecito Ave., Saturday July 10, 8-12 Mountain View, 537 Piazza Drive, July 10 Yard Sale to benefit MVW Special Education PTA! Huge sale with furniture, clothes, books, more! 8-4, no Early Birds before 7:30. MP: 1016 Florence Lane, 7/10, 11-4 YARD SALE Priced to SELL. Brown chenille Z-Gallery loveseat and ottoman with leather trim, like-new corner desk, office chair, 17” Toshiba TV and DVD, CD’s, Books and other household gems!

BMW Sales/Consignment Any - 100 Volvo 2004 S80 - $10,000.00

202 Vehicles Wanted A Car Donation helping sick kids! Donate Your Car to SONGS OF LOVE and make a sick child smile! Featured on NBC (TODAY SHOW), CNN. Tax-deductible, all vehicle conditions accepted. www.SongsofLove.org 888-909-SONG (7664). (Cal-SCAN) Donate Vehicle Receive $1000 Grocery Coupons, Your Choice. Noah’s Arc, No Kill Animal Shelters. Advanced Veterinary Treatments. Free Towing, IRS Tax Deduction. Non-Runners. 1-866-912GIVE. (Cal-SCAN) Donate Your Car Children’s Cancer Fund! Help Save A Child’s Life Through Research and Support! Free Vacation Package. Fast, Easy and Tax Deductible. Call 1-800252-0615. (Cal-SCAN)

2 Italian Marble Lvg Rm Tables - $299

Palo Alto, 3938 Nelson Drive, July 10, 8-noon Knitting yarn. Needlepoint stand. Tap dancing floor. Volleyball net (new). Madame Alexander dolls. Clothes and misc. household goods. Palo Alto, 844 Forest Avenue, July 10 8 am -12 pm Vintage Dishes, Collectibles, Clothes, Toys, Bikes, Baby Stuff, books and etc Redwood City, 560 El Camino Real, July 17, 8-3 Woodside, 144 Alta Mesa Rd., July 10, 8-2

215 Collectibles & Antiques

340 Child Care Wanted

DRESSERS, DESK, RUG, BISTRO TBL Futon & rocking chairs Dog House, picnic table & chairs, floor lamps, table saw, misc. 650-269-2584 Glass punch bowl - $40.00 Le Creuset large roaster - $40

Spotless DeCoro Leather Couch $1,400 View Today, Leather Sofa Set - $1,400

Math tutor

Wicker bedroom set - $500.00

One-to-One Tutoring Service

245 Miscellaneous ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM TINNITU (Ear Ringing or Buzzing) We have the solution! Try It Risk FREE !!! Call Now: 1-800-840-6404 www.EarPerfect.com (AAN CAN) Alta Mesa Crypt Dbl Crypt avail at Alta Mesa Mem Park in PA.Court of the Stars. Room for 2. No other spaces avail like this. Contact for more info & pricing. ATV 150 CC - $500.00 dr marten boot white - $60 FOR SALE-FOAM MATTRESS - $25 OBO Leather Lace-up Ladies Boots - $30.00 misc. new items for sale Mixed Firewood-Seasoned & Split $150.00 Pink Tourmaline Ring - $10

250 Musical Instruments

Limited Edition Gorham doll - $475.00

Piano-Baldwin Excel Tone - 2,250.00

Pottery Vase - $30.00

speakers - $15.

Quality Fine Art Prints

260 Sports & Exercise Equipment

CANON 65 zoom shot - $30.00 FOR SALE: Apple Macbook Air Like new, w/ AppleCare & SuperDrive $900; 650-996-9300 HDMI CABLE PREMIUM GOLD - $18.00 JITTERBUG cellphone - $60 Pelican-Style Laptop Case - $100.00 SANGEAN ATS 909 WORLDBAND RADIO - $150.00 Timbuk2 large lapto messengr bag - $50

230 Freebies Compost - FREE

350 Preschools/ Schools/Camps BE A BROADWAY STAR Camp BE A ROCK STAR Camp Horseback Riding Camps & Lessons www.webbranchinc.com (650)854-7755 Lesson Office Young Life Christian Preschool

355 Items for Sale pack n play $25 PALI CRIB and CHANGE TABLE $70 play huts w/ crawl tubes set $20

390 Kids for Summer Jobs Pet Sitter / Dog walker

Quality Bat Mitzvah Album - $10

Bass Guitar Amplifier - $400

AIWA Digital Audio System - $60.00

Stanford-Educated Expert Tutors

Pre-Teen Girls Clothing - $2.00 or L

Impressionist Art.

220 Computers/ Electronics

Chess Lessons for kids and adult French Native Teacher All levels and ages. SAT, AP, conversation for travelers and business professionals. Hessen Camille Ghazal, Ph.D. 650/965-9696

wire puppy crate $30 - $30

Vintage Bakelite Purse - $30.00

345 Tutoring/ Lessons

Recliner chair, Ovestuffed - $65.00

Sliding Truck Bed - $400.00

Single pedestal roll top desk - $350.00

Part Time Mother’s Helper

French ,Spanish Lsns. 6506919863

Antique Wicker Baby Carriage - $425.

Quartersaun Oak Parlour Table - $500

Afternoon Nanny Wanted

Queen Anne Style Cabinet - $50.00

Antique slant-front desk - $250.00

G-Scale Train Sets - $2250.00

Top Nanny for Hire Excel. refs. 650/233-9778

Crate & Barrel Daisy Rug - $125

Refridgerator/freezer - $75

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Summer Nanny Available Joyful, loving schoolteacher will cocreate a magical summer with your children.650-367-7848.

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Palo Alto , 848 Clara Drive, JULY 10 8:30-3:00 Reforming incurable collector still has more! Must pare down! Antiques,quilts,jewelry, books household,tools furn. 10 cents & up. Look for pink banner. Palo Alto, 1825 Guinda Street, July 10, 8am - 1pm

P/T Nanny in Portola Valley, CA

Bedroom Set - $200.00

NEED TOWER BKCASEw/CABINET BASE - NEGOTIABLE

Fairy Tale Prince Ken Doll - $20.00

201 Autos/Trucks/ Parts

240 Furnishings/ Household items

PA: 986 Elsinore Dr., 7/10, 10-4 Antique rolltop desk, ent. unit/armoire, clothes, jewels, linens, frames, hsehold., misc.

Brass & Iron Double Beds - $150 each

For Sale

Antique dolls

415 Classes

Arachnid Arcade DARTS AUTO SCORE - $80 Brunswick Billard Piano - Best Offer English Saddle - $375 ROLLERBLADE GUARDS - $25.00 ROLLERBLADES-NEW - $25.00

Kid’s Stuff 330 Child Care Offered

Easy Weight® Training Classes www.easyweight-usa.com

440 Massage Therapy Therapeutic (Thai Male) Thai Massage(by male). Mountain View / 650-580-0041 www.thaimassagebymale.com

455 Personal Training Personal Training at your house!

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Music Director P/T for First Presbyterian Church MV. Direct and oversee all aspects of the music ministry. Please send resume to info@fpcmv.org. See www.fpcmv.org for more info. Payroll Specialist - Part Time Recent experience with ProBusiness or ADP Payroll software. To apply, please go to http://abilitiesunited.iapplicants.com/searchjobs. php to complete an application. Abilities United is an EOE WANTED: Secret Shoppers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Get a Dear Sir/Madam, We would be very interested in offering you a part-time paying job. You really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to have any professional skills for this. All we are looking for are U.S based individuals to work as our quality assurance representatives in the U.s. What will be required from you is few hours weekly. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hesitate to email if you have interest in knowing more about us and our job offer. ALL EMAIL/CV APPLICATIONS LETTER SHOULD BE SENT TO john.archer01@yahoo.com Best Regards By Management

550 Business Opportunities GREEN TECHNOLOGY Online, at Home Business. @ www. ecobusiness.com/businessoverview or Call 650-793-5119. Whole RAW Food! Unlimited Earning Potential. Top earner will train for FREE! 1-800-441-9538

560 Employment Information $$$HELP WANTED$$$ Extra Income! Assembling CD cases from Home! No Experience Necessary! Call our Live Operators Now! 1-800-4057619 EXT 2450 http://www.easyworkgreatpay.com (AAN CAN) Drivers Check This Out. New Pay Increase! 34-40 cpm. Excellent Benefits. Need CDL- A and 3 months recent OTR. 877-258-8782. www.MeltonTruck.com (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: Company Drivers Solos and Hazmat Teams. Great pay, great miles. CDL-A Required. We also have dedicated & regional positions available. Call 866-789-8947. Swift. (Cal-SCAN) Gordon Trucking Ready for a New Opportunity? We have Home Weekly and Regional Options! Team & Solo OTR positions Regional Openings. New Equipment! Better Benefits! Lots of safe miles! *Consistent Home Time! If this sounds like the right opportunity for you then call 1-888832-6484 or log onto www.TeamGTI. com to chat with a recruiter live! EOE. (Cal-SCAN) International Company Expanding. Work online, tele-commute, flexible hours, great pay, will train. Apply online at: www.KTPGlobal.com or 800 330-8446. (Cal-SCAN) Logistics Trainee Earn as you learn. Good pay, medical/ dental, $ for school. No experience needed. HS grads ages 17-34. Call MonFri 1-800-345-6289. (Cal-SCAN) Now Hiring Individuals with advanced knowledge in Antiques, Coins, Currency, etc. Earn 50K-100K. Work only 42 weeks/yr. All expenses paid. Will Train. 217-726-7590 x146. (Cal-SCAN)

WANTED: Secret Shoppers *NOW HIRING* People to work as mystery Shoppers!! Earn $350 for each assignment. And also you get a $500 Kholâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gift card. This is an excellent opportunity to earn extra cash and still keep your present Job. Contact for more info john.archer01@yahoo.com

Business Services 604 Adult Care Offered Licensed LVN Caregiver 30 + years exp.,int.med.,cardio., geri.,fam.,pract.,private duty,HIV educat. Avail.,for FT/PT AM/PM. 650-568-1540

605 Antiques & Art Restoration Antique Clock Councelor Acquisition, Evaluation, Conservation & Repair. 650-906-5275.

620 Domestic Help Offered Household Help? I can assist w/organizing, laundry, cleaning. Exp. Flex. schedule. 650/630-6476 EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER Proficient at cooking, childcare, laundry, cleaning. 30 years exp.Excellent Refs. 14 years at Stanford University. Call 650-361-8296 or 650-743-5328

624 Financial Cash Now! Get cash for your structured settlement or annuity payments. High payouts. Call J.G. Wentworth. 1-866-SETTLEMENT (1-866-738-8536). Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau. (Cal-SCAN)

645 Office/Home Business Services Advertise Online In a network of 140-plus newspaper websites. Border to Border with one order! $7 cost per thousand impressions statewide. Minimum $5,000 order. Call for details: (916) 288-6010 www.CaliforniaBannerAdNetwork. com (Cal-SCAN) Classified Advertising In 240 Cal-SCAN newspapers for the best reach, coverage, and price. 25-words $550. Reach over 6 million Californians! FREE email brochure. Call (916) 288-6019. www.Cal-SCAN.com (Cal-SCAN) Display Advertising In 140 Cal-SDAN newspapers statewide for $1,550! Reach over 3 million Californians! FREE email brochure. Call (916) 288-6019. www.Cal-SDAN.com (Cal-SCAN)

650 Pet Care/ Grooming/Training All Animals Happy House Pet Sitting Services by Licensed, insured, 650-323-4000

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Home Services 703 Architecture/ Design Artist, Designer, Builder

Sales: Over 18? Between High School and College? Drop that entry level position. Earn what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re worth!!! Travel w/Successful Business Group. Paid Training. Transportation, Lodging Provided. 1-877-646-5050. (Cal-SCAN)

Design/Permits One stop for your remodel/design needs. Comp. plans incl structural engineering and energy compliance (T-24). ADW 650-969-4980

Truck Drivers CDL training. Part-time driving job with Full-time benefits. Get paid to train in the California Army National Guard. Up to $12,500 bonus. www.NationalGuard.com/ Truck or 1-800-GO-GUARD. (Cal-SCAN)

Cabinetry-Individual Designs Precise, 3-D Computer Modeling: Mantels * Bookcases * Workplaces * Wall Units * Window Seats. Ned Hollis, 650/856-9475

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710 Carpentry

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Gaeta's Landscape

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650-906-7712 or 650-630-3279

Beautiful House Franciscaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deep Housecleaning Experienced, Refs. 650-669-0628 or 650-701-0703 Fridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cleaning Service Housecleaning Available 18 years exp. Excellent refs. Good rates, own car. Maria, (650)679-1675 or (650)207-4609 (cell) Marcelinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House Cleaning Service 20 years of exp. Good refs., reasonable prices, guaranteed work. 650-754-3515 or 650-720-0279

Olgaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Housecleaning Res./Com. Wkly/mo. Low Rates. Local Refs. Expâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. & Friendly. I love My Job! Ins. (650)380-1406

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GARDENING MAINTENANCE

             Jose Martinez

(650) 271-4448

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R. Alvarez Cleaning Weekly, monthly or one time cleaning. 14 years exp. Excel. refs. Lic. #41574. 650/703-3026

719 Remodeling/ Additions Domicile Construction, Inc.

General Contractor T 415 999-3143 650 366-8335 www.domicileconstructioninc.com since 1990 lic #627843

730 Electrical Alex Electric Lic #784136. Free Est. All electrical. Alex, (650)366-6924 Electrical Services Repair, trouble shoot, new install CA lic. 833594. 650/918-7524 angel@newsystemelectrical.com

748 Gardening/ Landscaping

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650.219.0792 Beckys Landscape Weekly/periodic maint. Annual rose/fruit tree prune, clean ups, irrigation, sod, planting, raised beds. Demolition, excavation. Driveway, patio, deck installs. Power washing. 650/493-7060

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LET BOB DO IT! Custom Lighting  Electrical Upgrades Kitchen & Bath Remodels Crown Molding  Small Job Specialist

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All phases of construction Remodeling, New Homes & Additions

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856-9648 $ Consult $DrSprayIrrigation $ Maintenance $La!RocGardens $EdibGardensV Boxes Lic. #725080 Leo Garcia Landscape/ Maintenance Lawn and irrig. install, clean-ups. Res. and comml. maint. Free Est. Lic. 823699. 650/369-1477. Marioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gardening Maintenance, clean-ups. 650/365-6955; 995-3822

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SolarPowerGardening.com Landscape Contractor offering zero emissions electric battery gardening equipment with 50% reduction in noise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;FREE TRIAL WITH ADâ&#x20AC;? 408-839-8414 - 650-868-9896 925-461-2559 Urielâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gardening Maint., hauling, clean-ups. Poison Oak OK. Free est. Uriel, 650/862-1378

751 General Contracting

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ED RODRIGUEZ (650)465-9163$(650)570-5274 Helping Hands Handyman Service * Honey-Do List Specialist * Rental Repairs * Problem Solver * Local Refs * Call Vicki, 650/465-9529 *ahelpinghandv@aol.com Jeffs Handyman and Repair Free est. 10% SENIOR Discount. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Job Too Small.â&#x20AC;? Call Jeff, (650)714-2563 Kensil Service Company

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Frankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hauling Commercial, Residential, Garage, Basement & Yard. Clean-up. Fair prices. 650/361-8773 Junk Hauling Service Yard clean-up & Maintenance service. Large & small jobs. 650-771-0213

THE PENINSULAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FREE CLASSIFIEDS WEBSITE TO RESPOND TO ADS WITHOUT PHONE NUMBERS GO TO WWW.FOGSTER.COM 767 Movers Armandos Moving Homes, Apartments, Storage. Full Service moves. Serving the Bay Area for 20 yrs. Licensed & Insured. Armando, 650-630-0424. CAL-T190632

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Serving the Peninsula since 1975/Owner-Operated!

327-5493 768 Moving Assistance Senior Transitions Management

771 Painting/ Wallpaper Gary Rossi PAINTING Free 2 gal. paint. Water damage repair, wallpaper removal. Bonded. Lic #559953. 650/207-5292 Glen Hodges Painting Senior Discount. Quality work. 35+ years exp. Lic. #351738 Payment plan avail. 650/322-8325 STYLE PAINTING Commâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l/Residential, interior and ext., full service painting. Insured. Lic. 903303. 650/388-8577 Wallpapering by Trish 24 years of experience Free Estimates 949-1820

775 Asphalt/ Concrete Mtn. View Asphalt Driveway, parking lot seal coating. Small asphalt repair, striping. 30+ years family owned. Free est. Lic 507814. 650/967-1129 Roe General Engineering Concrete, asphalt, sealing, pavers, new construct, repairs. 34 yrs exp. No job too small. Lic #663703 * 650/814-5572

779 Organizing Services

Real Estate

815 Rentals Wanted Menlo or Atherton - Wanted Seeking 2-BR cottage, guest home, near downtown MP. Quiet, clean, neat, no pets, no smoke, responsible, prof, superb local refs. 650.465.0166 pembrooks@gmail.com

Menlo Park, 2 BR/2 BA - $2000/mo

PA: Cottage or Room Mature woman, professional geriatric care manager, 10 years experience specializing in memory loss issues seeks cottage/quality living arrangement in exchange for household management. Excellent references. 650/562-3470

Menlo Park, 2 BR/2 BA - $2200/mo

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Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1145

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MP: 2BR/2BA Air cond., DW, pool, free cable. $1750 to $2000 650-325-7863.

820 Home Exchanges

MV: 1BR/1BA Cute, old-fashioned cabin-like apts w/oak floors, secluded patio, carport. Laundry on premises. N/P. Avail. now. $925 mo. 650/269-8385

825 Homes/Condos for Sale

801 Apartments/ Condos/Studios Menlo Park, 1 BR/1 BA - $2250

PA: 1BR/1BA In 4-plex. Rustic setting, hardwood floors, gardener. $1095 mo. Lease. No pets. Contact Arn Cenedella, Agent, 650/566-5329

Tel Aviv swap for Palo Alto/Bay

Belmont, 3 BR/2 BA - $814,950.0 Los Altos, 2 BR/1 BA - $1,098,000 Mountain View, 4 BR/3 BA - $879,000 Mt View, 3 BR/1.5 BA - $40.000

Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $1795/mo Palo Alto, 2 BR/2 BA - $2200/mo Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $ 2200 Redwood City, 2 BR/1.5 BA Townhs 2car gar, firepl, 2 blks to dntwn. Nice, clean & roomy. Jim 619-2830 agent Sunnyvale, 3 BR/1.5 BA - $1,995/mo Woodside, 1 BR/1 BA - $2000/mo

803 Duplex Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA Quiet Mountain View Duplex. 1 Bed,1 upgraded bathroom,sep inside laundry room,small private yard,20X10 enclosed garage.New carpet,vinal,gas stove and window coverings.No pets or smokers please.Owner agent.Avail now,call 650-969-6984,wait for message and tone. After drive by inspection call back if you are interested with your Name,phone number and best time to contact.

805 Homes for Rent

Palo Alto, 3 BR/1.5 BA 1500 sq ft, 5600 sq ft lot, Community Center location, built 1949, sold as-is, $1,295,000. Call 408 725 8780 Palo Alto, 3 BR/1.5 BA - $1,435,000 Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $2,700,000 Palo Alto, 3 BR/2.5 BA - $1,160,000 Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $799950 Redwood City, 5+ BR/4+ BA - $2999500 Redwood City: Emerald Hills, 5+ BR/4+ BA - $2599500 San Carlos, 2 BR/2 BA - $479950

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End the Clutter & Get Organized Residential Organizing by Debra Robinson (650)941-5073 Voss Organizing Services

783 Plumbing PRESTIGE PLUMBING 1 Day Complete Copper Repipes Emergency Drain Cleaning Ser   Lic#904747 (650) 754-3151 / (650) 366-4070

787 Pressure Washing Pressure Washing Decks * Patios * Driveways Becky, 650/493-7060

789 Plaster/Stucco Exterior Stucco Patching Windows & Doors. Crack Repair. 30 yrs. exp. (650)248-4205

795 Tree Care Ozzieâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s Crown Reduction Thinning TREE &Tree Removal Service & Stump Grinding Owner, Operated & Supervised 25 years experience

650.368.8065 650.704.5588

Work done to I.S.A. Standards-Licensed & Insured

Palo Alto

TREE SERVICE              25 yrs ExpLic & Ins. #819244 (650) 380-2297

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East Palo Alto, 4 BR/2 BA Newly remodelled 4/2 house for $2200/ month. 408-394-3060 Menlo Park Las Lomitas, 3 BR/2 BA $3250/mont PA: 4BR/2BA Channing. Patios, yard, W/D, 2 car gar. N/P. $3900. 650/863-6869 Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA - $2,850 Redwood City, 5+ BR/3.5 BA - $5800

809 Shared Housing/ Rooms ALL AREAS - ROOMMATES.COM Browse hundreds of online listings with photos and maps. Find your roommate with a click of the mouse! Visit: http:// www.Roommates.com. (AAN CAN) Close To Stanford In Menlo Park Near Palo Alto Border, 3 BR/1.5 BA - $995/ month Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA - $985.00/m Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA - $795.00

810 Cottages for Rent Atherton, 2 BR/2 BA $2800- Pool House Available 8/8 2BR 2BA, 1400â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, sliding doors to pool/spa. Perfect as BR + office, Walk-in closets, full kitchen & laundry. 2nd BR is office. 1 parking space. $2800+ util. No pets/smoking. 1 year lease. 650-854-4344 info@ waileagrandbeachvillas.com Menlo Park, 1 BR/1 BA - $1,600 per Portola Valley, 1 BR/1 BA - $2100./mon

Woodside Custom 1991 single story 4BR/4.5BA, 4,790+/-sq.ft., on 1.042 acres,in Woodside Heights, located in the award-winning Las Lomitas School District. Great floor plan, 12 foot coffered ceilings, crown molding & HVAC throughout, Pella windows, fireplace, slate roof, pool/spa, tennis court w/ basketball hoop, and so much more. Open House on Sunday, July 11, from 1:30-4:30PM. Call Arlene at (415)793-7878 for private showing if unable to come to the Open House.

830 Commercial/ Income Property OFFICE SPACE OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE! 2 Offices available in downtown Menlo Park.

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997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 10-0041597 Title Order No. 100193957 APN No. 189-58-041 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/04/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT

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668 HAMILTON AVE #D $949,000 Rarely available dwntwn townhm w/feel of single family hm. European flavor & charm.

3357 SAINT MICHAEL CT $1,395,000 Sep family room, refinished hardwd floors, fabulous master w/high ceilings & updated bath.

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962 BONITA AVE $1,260,000 5 yrs new, sep family rm, Wolf range, huge master, possible 4th bed rm, huge bonus rm, AC.

374 N. RENGSTORFF AVE $629,000 Gorgeous garden view from the living/dining room. Hardwood floors & expanded master bedrm.

160 LOCKHART LANE $1,998,000 Plus 3 half BA Mediterranean home on a choice cul-de-sac close to the Village.

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Pat Jordan

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21161 CANYON OAK WAY SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,688,000 4 BR 4.5 BA Custom English style home features: Dramatic foyer with 19 ft ceilings. Grcious living rm. Cindy Mattison/Karen Scheel 650.941.7040

14321 SADDLE MOUNTAIN DR SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,298,000 4 BR 3.5 BA Dramatic contemporary home has breathtaking views. A roomy updtd eat-in Kit. Palo Alto Schools Terrie Masuda 650.941.7040

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GORGEOUS MEDITERRANEAN! $2,395,000 3 BR 2 BA One Level Hm on Christmas Tree Lane! LR w/FP, DR &Court Yard to entertain. Secret Garden. Ann Anni Chu 650.328.5211 1638 CASTILLEJA AVE SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,375,000 4 BR 4 BA Totally rebuilt in 2007. Features great rm leading to chef's kit. Gorgeous finishes. Alan & Nicki Loveless 650.325.6161 8 YEAR NEW HOME! $2,345,000 4 BR 3.5 BA Beautifully designed 8 year new home in Prime Midtown Palo Alto. Conveniently located! Teresa Lin 650.328.5211 3209 WAVERLEY ST SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,298,000 4 BR 3.5 BA Approx. 2780 sf of a 2-story house & 1-car grage. 2 suites - 1 on ea level, sep office. Julie Lau 650.325.6161 2662 SOUTH CT SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,295,000 4 BR 2.5 BA Beautifully remodeled 2700+ cape cod style home on large 8000 sq ft lot in prime location. Susie Dews & Shena Hurley 650.325.6161 4220 WILKIE WAY SAT/SUN 1:30 - 5 $1,768,000 3 BR 2.5 BA Bright, welcoming & subtly elegant, this 3-year home is a rare gem and a genuine delight! Judy Shen 650.328.5211 4158 OAK HILL SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,658,000 4 BR 2.5 BA Updated. Gunn High. Adobe Pos. 2nd living unit. Helen Kuckens & Kirk Mahncke 650.941.7040 841 TOLMAN DR SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,499,000 3 BR 2BA Qualified Stanford Faculty or Staff only. Carole Feldstein 650.941.7040 3357 SAINT MICHAEL CT SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,395,000 4 BR 2 BA Sep family room, refinished hardwd floors, fabulous master w/high ceilings & updated bath R. Brendan Leary 650.325.6161 774 MARION AVE SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,349,000 3 BR 2 BA Newly Expanded & Completely Renovated ! Prime Midtown Location. Open & Bright floorplan Deborah Greenberg 650.328.5211 668 HAMILTON AVE #D SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $949,000 2 BR 2.5 BA Rarely available dwntwn townhm w/ feel of single family hm. European flavor & charm. Suzanne Jonath 650.325.6161 685 HIGH ST. UNIT# 5B SUN 1 - 4 $899,000 2 BR 2.5 BA Unique, light-filled & updated throughout! Approx 1,485 sq ft. Convenient to virant dwntwn Maha Najjar 650.325.6161

3421 ORINDA ST SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $848,000 3 BR 2 BA Charming bungalow. Freshly painted, granite countertops, wood flooring, prof. landscaping. Jon Anderson 650.325.6161

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1925 AMALFI WAY SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $865,000 3 BR 2 BA Beautiful single level spacious cluster home.2 car Attchd Garage.Soaring Cathedral Ceiling Enis Hall 650.941.7040 DUPLX 2BD+DEN/1.75BA EACH $775,000 Great duplex. Remodeled Kitchen,Hardwood floors,dual pane windows & sliding doors. Grace Feng 650.328.5211 49 SHOWERS DRIVE #L474 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $688,000 3 BR 2.5 BA www.49ShowersL474.com Best loc. Remod. GAS kitch w/granite counters. Los Altos schools!! Francis Rolland 650.948.0456 49 SHOWERS DR #F437 SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $659,000 3 BR 2.5 BA Excellent location in center of complex. New paint, carpet, & floors. Granite counters thruout Helen Tish 650.941.7040 374 N. RENGSTORFF AVE SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $629,000 3 BR 2 BA Gorgeous garden view from the living/ dining room. Hardwood floors & expanded master bedrm. Pat Jordan 650.325.6161 END UNIT W/INSIDE LAUNDRY $339,000 1 BR 1 BA One level w/no one above or below, FP, remod kit w/granite,slate flrs,new appliances,patio Greg Stange 650.325.6161 UNIT W/REMODELED KITCHEN! $289,000 1 BR 1 BA Possibly the best loc in complex! Top floor w/newer carpet, vaulted ceilings, remod kit. DiPali Shah 650.325.6161

9 TURNBERRY CT SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,549,000 5 BR 3.5 BA Come hm to paradise on the Coast. This Ocean Colony hm has 4700+sq.ft. of luxury living Elizabeth Thompson 650.941.7040

LOS ALTOS 50 PINE LN SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $3,988,000 5 BR 5.5 BA French country home presents classic elegance and modern functionality. Terri Couture 650.941.7040 24481 SUMMERHILL AV SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,399,000 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 36 LYELL ST SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,099,500 4 BR 3 BA Charming updated hm.Hrdwd flrs. Natural light.Darling LivRm w/frplc.Priv.fenced yrd. Terri Couture 650.941.7040 27 FARM RD SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $895,000 3 BR 2 BA Soaring ceilings accent dtchd Hm in Toyon Farm.Remod kit,2 car attchd gar,private patio. Carole Feldstein & Helen Tish 650.941.7040 IDEAL DOWNTOWN TOWNHOME! $598,000 2 BR 2 BA Upgraded single story close to downtown LA. LR w/FP. Detached gar. Private patio w/storage Leannah Hunt & Laurel Robinson 650.325.6161

LOS ALTOS HILLS 26443 WESTON DR SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,795,000 3 BR 2.5 BA This beautiful contemporary home offers 3 bdrms,2.5 baths + a lrg 1 bdrm guest home. Angelique Elmengard 650.941.7040 12790 CAMINO MEDIO LN SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,600,000 5 BR 2 BA Remodel or build your dream home on this mostly flat lot close to the village. PA schools. Dorothy Gurwith 650.325.6161

5 CHATEAU DR SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,375,000 3 BR 2.5 BA Beautifully updated home features gourmet kitchen, large master suite & abundant storage! Ann Griffiths 650.325.6161 600 KENWOOD DR SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,350,000 4 BR 4 BA Owned by the same family for nearly 50 years, and expanded to meet their needs. Nancy Goldcamp 650.325.6161 521 POPE ST SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,249,500 3 BR 2 BA Gorgeous remodeled home with sustainable “green materials” in the heart of the Willows. Kathleen Jarvis Pasin 650.325.6161 1204 SHARON PARK DR #77 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $999,000 2 BR 2 BA Serene golf course views. Spacious, single-level corner unit w/den, remod kit & mastr ba. Nancy Goldcamp 650.325.6161 100 OKEEFE ST SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $895,000 3 BR 2 BA In charming neighborhood.Lrg park-like bckyrd,close to Willow Oaks Prk. Melanie Johnson 650.948.0456

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16011 GRANDVIEW AV PALO ALTO SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,250,000 $4,599,000 4 BR 3.5 BA Large hm surrounded by natural NEW HOME IN OLD PALO ALTO 5 BR 5.5 BA New 5,695sf home w/gourmet kit & beauty.Open flrpln for easy entertaining. Teri Woolworth 650.941.7040 att FR w/FP.Full basement w/media room. MST ste w/walk-in MOUNTAIN VIEW Debbie Nichols 650.325.6161 2783 RANDERS CT 705 MARIPOSA AVE $3,990,000 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $898,000 SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 3 BR 2.5 BA Gorgeous, spacious 11 yrs old w/ 5 BR 5 BA Midtown cul de sac, 3 flrs Conveniently high ceilings, top schools, near downtown. Priced loc near shops & rstaurnts. 2783randerscourt.com Penny Fox 650.325.6161 to sell! Celia Bella 650.325.6161 2153 WAVERLEY ST SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $3,700,000 1931 MONTECITO AVE SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $879,000 3 BR 3 BA Remodeled classic colonial home w/ 4 BR 3 BA Cherry cabinets, granite counters, plan- gourmet kitchen/family rm. Formal dining rm. tation shutters, & custom tile, roses & much more. Hrdwd flrs. 650.325.6161 Gordon Ferguson 650.328.5211 Debbie Nichols 2899 SOUTH CT 2080 MARICH WAY #16 $2,799,000 SAT 1:30 - 4:30 $875,000 SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 3 BR 3 BA Prime neighborhood bordering Los 5 BR 3.5 BA 4.5 yrs old, exceptionl custom-built Altos–sun drenched Liv Rm,spacious Kit,frml din- Mediterranean ideally locatd on a South Ct culde-sac ing area. Vivi Chan 650.941.7040 Lan L. Bowling 650.328.5211

PORTOLA VALLEY 346 WAYSIDE RD SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,198,000 3 BR 2 BA Beautifully updated approx. 1500/SF Desirable wooded Portola Valley location and schools. Zach Trailer 650.325.6161

REDWOOD CITY 150 WARWICK ST SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,789,000 5 BR 3.5 BA New Craftsman-style hm w/topof-the-line finishes in desirable Edgewood Park Home! Denis Morrissey 650.325.6161 61 OAKWOOD DR. SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $749,000 3 BR 2.5 BA Almost new home west of El Camino! Granite & stainles kitchen w/breakfast bar. Bonus loft. Janie & John Barman 650.325.6161 496 SAPPHIRE ST SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $739,000 3 BR 2 BA Beautiful remodeled home, hardwood flrs, fresh paint, beautiful kitchen w/quartz counters. Kathleen Jarvis Pasin 650.325.6161

SAN JOSE 1186 HAPPY VALLEY AVENUE SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,188,000 4 BR 3 BA Huge home, huge lot. Stunning kit, granite, new apps, bamboo flrs. Sep. frml & infrml liv. & din. Aileen La Bouff 650.948.0456 1015 NEVADA PL SAT/SUN 1-4 $799,999 Bright Willow Glen hm on private cul-de-sac. Eat-in kit. Enclosed hot tub on patio.MBR w/deck. A/C Elna Tymes 650.328.5211

SUNNYVALE 1235 SUSAN WAY SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $939,000 3 BR 2 BA Welcome to this Cherry Chase home.It has been remodeled and/or updated throughout! Margot Goodman 650.941.7040 839 SAN MATEO CT SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $575,000 4 BR 3 BA Some updating has been done-New gas stove, water heater, kit flrs, some interior paint. Letty Guerra 650.941.7040 412 CRESCENT AV #42 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $510,000 2 BR 2 BA W/Cupertino schools. Beautiful granite counters & new carpet & garage make this a winner. Ellen Barton 650.941.7040

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