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AN ALMANAC, MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE AND PALO ALTO WEEKLY PUBLICATION HOME+GARDEN SUMMER 2011 FROM ‘70s COTTAGE TO MODERN IN MENLO PARK PAGE 10 Summer Home & Garden Design IN THIS ISSUE AN EYE FOR DETAIL IN PALO ALTO | PAGE 4 THE ULTIMATE MOUNTAIN VIEW DO-IT-YOURSELF PROJECT | PAGE 16 HONORING AN OLDER HOME IN PALO ALTO | PAGE 22 JULY 22, 2011 VOLUME 19, NO. 27 650.964.6300 INSIDE: WEEKEND | PAGE 17 Local senior day care center braces for Medi-Cal cuts STATE REDUCTIONS WILL FORCE ROSE KLEINER TO TURN AWAY FRAIL ELDERLY By Nick Veronin A JUSTIN LAI Workers remove the siding from Hangar One high above the ground at Moffett Field, on July 19. No easy solutions for Hangar One By Daniel DeBolt N ASA headquarters and House Republicans now appear to view the demolition of Hangar One as a real possibility, but it would “make a mockery” of federal historic preservation law and “ignores years of discussion by the local community and government agencies,” preservationists say in a letter to be sent to Washington D.C. Federal funding is the only practical way to re-skin historic Hangar One, preservationists say, and any plans by NASA to demolish it or transfer it to another agency could take many years, cause degradation of its exposed frame and lead to legal complications, including a potential lawsuit over demolition. The Moffett Field Restoration Advisory Board voted to send the letter to the Office of the Inspector General. The OIG, which reports to Congress, has recommended that Hangar One be demolished or transferred to another government agency because the $32.8 million project has no officially designated use and would mean major cuts to more critical NASA projects. While preservationists say the OIG report ignored NASA’s legal obligations to preserve the hangar under two statutes, NASA headquarters concurred with the OIG report, saying that demolition and transfer to another agency should See HANGAR ONE, page 10 Hit-and-run driver avoids jail time By Nick Veronin T he driver in a hit-and-run accident that killed a man in downtown Mountain View avoided jail time when she was sentenced Monday, July 18. Keibun Son’s license was suspended and she was fined and sentenced to INSIDE probation and community service, almost one year after the deadly accident, a spokeswoman with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office said. At about 7:40 p.m. on July 19, 2010, Son hit Manuel Enos, an 80-year-old from Mountain View, with her Toyota Corolla. Enos was crossing California Street at its intersection with Franklin Street. Son fled the scene of the accident, but later turned herself in to authorities. She was arrested and bailed out the same day. Enos died in the hospital on July 20 as a result of the injuries he suffered in the accident. bout one-third of the elderly and frail people who rely on a local adult day health care service may soon be forced out as a result of the state’s Medi-Cal spending cuts, officials at the Avenidas Rose Kleiner Senior Day Health Center said. When California halts MediCal reimbursements for adult day health programs across the state, as the Department of Health Care Services eventually plans to do, Rose Kleiner will no longer be able to afford to provide free care to the 32 low-income seniors who regularly attend the center. Though Rose Kleiner will remain open for families who can afford to pay, officials at the center and Medi-Cal recipients who rely on the free care they receive there said the state should look to make cuts elsewhere. Right now, Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, pays more than half the cost associated with a day at Rose Kleiner — about $76. The center makes up the difference through its fundraising efforts, making it possible for patients like Son was not sentenced to any jail time, in part because of her cooperation with authorities. Son ultimately pleaded no contest to felony hit and run. A vehicular manslaughter charge was dropped. Katrina Ohde, the prosecutor in the case, said that Son’s early acceptance of responsibility and willingness to plead guilty to a serious charge were “important factors” in determining her sentence. “She was very cooperative,” Ohde GOINGS ON 21 | MARKETPLACE 22 | MOVIES 20 | REAL ESTATE 24 | VIEWPOINT 16 Grace Archibong to attend. Archibong, who is recovering from a stroke and a knee replacement, said that Rose Kleiner has been instrumental in her recovery. “This place not only accelerated my health progress, but I very much enjoy the community,” she said. If it weren’t for the center, Archibong said she would spend most of her days by herself at home, as her husband spends most of his days working on the family business. “Here, I’m not alone.” State budget crisis However, with California in the midst of a financial crisis, the Department of Health Care Services plans to eliminate adult day care as a Medi-Cal benefit. And while the cut is projected to save the state $169 million, it would force many like Archibong out of centers like Rose Kleiner. “It’s a very difficult decision, but California is facing a very serious budget deficit,” said Norman Williams, deputy director of the department. Because Medi-Cal is the state’s second largest general See AVENIDAS, page 6 said, noting that the district attorney’s office did not seek a state prison sentence for Son. Son was ordered to pay $7,500 in damages to the victim’s family and about $612 in various legal fees, according to Lisa McCrary, public information officer for the District Attorney’s office. Son will serve two years probation and must complete 200 hours of community service. Her driver’s license will be suspended for one year. V

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