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AN ALMANAC, MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE AND PALO ALTO WEEKLY PUBLICATION SUMMER 2010 DESIGNER ADDS DRAMA IN PALO ALTO HOME PAGE 16 SUMMER HOME & GARDEN DESIGN IN THIS ISSUE BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS IN PALO ALTO I PAGE 4 NO MORE BORING BOXES IN MOUNTAIN VIEW I PAGE 8 DRAMATIC PORCH ENHANCES LIFE IN MENLO PARK I PAGE 25 JULY 23, 2010 VOLUME 18, NO. 29 650.964.6300 INSIDE: MOVIES | PAGE 15 Foothill, De Anza defend policy CHARGE THAT FOREIGN STUDENTS PUSH OUT LOCALS IS UNTRUE, TOP OFFICIALS SAY By Nick Veronin dents this year “to garner the much higher tuition that nonresident oreign students aren’t to students must pay.” blame for local community Last year, the Foothill De Anza college students having a hard Community College District time getting into classes, district brought in $18.6 million — about officials say. Recent news reports 10 percent of the district’s operating suggesting that schools are recruit- revenue — in non-resident tuition, ing international students as cash according to Becky Bartindale, cows and disregarding the needs of a spokeswoman for the district. California students in the process The vast majority of non-resident are off base, at least when it comes students come from outside the to the programs at Foothill and De United States, she said. In the fall Anza, according to the two com- of 2009, Foothill and De Anza had munity colleges’ presidents. 3,701 foreign students from nearly International students are not 100 countries. Total enrollment in eligible for state subsidies and there- fall 2009 was 44,000. fore pay much higher tuition than The district’s International California residents to attend public Programs Office is dedicated to schools. At recr u it i ng Foothill and and serving De Anza they Without international international pay $148 per students by unit, nearly helping with student tuition, the nine times housing, more than colleges would have to cut visas and Ca lifornia other issues. back on programs. r e s i d e nt s , Four reprewho pay $17 s e nt at ive s BRIAN MURPHY, DE ANZA PRESIDENT per unit. from the The quesoffice spend tion is getting scrutiny in the about 20 to 40 percent of their time press, and by an Alameda County overseas promoting Foothill and grand jury. Phillip Matier and De Anza, according to Bartindale. Andrew Ross of the San Francisco Ross, the Chronicle columnist, Chronicle questioned in their July said via e-mail that it was not his 12 column whether it is appropri- place to say whether any California ate for junior colleges to look for community college’s recruitment students overseas when there may practices were ill advised. not be enough space for students “The question,” Ross wrote, “is at home. what’s the mission of public colThe recently released civil grand leges in California, and should jury report questioned the foreign they be spending lots of money recruitment practices of the Per- and resources trying to attract alta Community College District, foreign students when there may which has drawn about $4 million not be enough slots for students this year from foreign student already here.” enrollment. And a July 15 article It is true that thousands of in the Los Angeles Times detailed students were unable to enroll in the University of California’s plan See FOREIGN STUDENTS, page 7 to enroll more international stu- F MICHELLE LE Deer Hollow Farm intern Roslyn Braun teaches campers about the native Ohlone people while sitting in a sweatlodge in the farm’s Ohlone village. Google couple helps Deer Hollow By Emily Hamilton T hanks to a recent $35,000 donation from Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife Anne Wojcicki, co-founder of 23andMe, Deer Hollow farm isn’t likely to be forced to close in the next two years. “It means we’re safe,” says Sue Gale, president of the Friends of Deer Hollow Farm. Gale calls Deer Hollow a “wonderful, magical place.” Nestled in the hills of Rancho San Antonio County Park, it is a place for learning and fun, she says. The farm, one of the last homestead farms in California, is owned by the Mid-Peninsula Open Space District, but is largely operated by the City of Mountain View, and the city can no longer guarantee funding. The grant from the See DEER HOLLOW, page 7 Google engineer plans run for council LONGTIME MV RESIDENT SAID TO BE A LIBERTARIAN AND INVENTOR By Daniel DeBolt W ith Google now established as the city’s largest employer, the 2010 City Council election will be the first with a Google employee as a candidate. Dan Waylonis, a senior software engineer at Google, has decided INSIDE to enter the race after living in Mountain View for 17 years. Perhaps fitting for an employee of the world’s most popular internet search engine, one of Waylonis’ goals is to make sure that city documents are “easily searched and indexed,” he said in an e-mail. “I was shocked to discover that the 2011 budget was formatted in a manner that inhibited searching.” On their personal website, his girlfriend Assana describes Dan as: “unmarried, libertarian, inventor of ‘danning’ (to sit around and do nothing). Senior Software Engineer at Google, Mac Division. See CANDIDATE, page 7 GOINGS ON 16 | MARKETPLACE 18 | REAL ESTATE 21 | VIEWPOINT 11

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