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Deadline looms for whooping cough shots STUDENTS NEED PROOF OF BOOSTER SHOT OR WAIVER WHEN SCHOOL STARTS By Nick Veronin

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bout a third of Mountain View elementary students still need to get whooping cough booster shots before school starts, and high school students could be turned away from class if they haven’t been immunized by the time school starts. Under a new law, seventh- through 12thgrade students at Mountain View schools, along with the rest of California, must prove that they have received a pertussis booster shot. State Assembly Bill 354, which was signed into law in September 2010 by Arnold Schwarzenegger, mandates that any student without documentation for the shot will not be allowed to attend school. The requirement applies to seventh- through 12th-graders in 2011-12, but will only apply to seventh-graders in subsequent years. It was passed in response to last year’s outbreak of pertussis, commonly called whooping cough. Officials at both the Mountain View Whisman and Mountain View-Los Altos school districts began working with students and their families as early as January

Mathy Stanislaus, the EPA assistant administrator of the Office of Solid Waste Siegel and Emergency Response, the EPA program overseeing the nation’s Superfund site cleanups. Siegel, an active member of the Moffett Field Restoration Advi-

sory Board, was given the “2011 Citizen Excellence in Community Involvement” award July 19 at the EPA’s Community Involvement Training Conference in Washington, D.C. “In Mountain View we have found that an empowered community offers constructive input, and as a result we are listened to. Our success has not only helped protect our families from toxic environmental exposures, but it has served as a national model for community engagement,”

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Teaching a new way to teach MV WHISMAN HIRES CONSULTANTS TO IMPROVE MATH AND SCIENCE SCORES By Nick Veronin

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n an effort to improve math and science scores, the Mountain View Whisman School District has begun contracting with an education research company to teach teachers how to teach better and

more efficiently. With the help of a $1 million grant from Google, the district has hired DataWORKS to train teachers on Explicit Direct Instruction, a methodical teaching system designed to engage students while at the same time allowing teachers to quickly

identify those students who are having trouble with the material. The idea is to address confusion the moment it arises. “Instead of waiting for the quiz on Friday, we’re finding out right then and there,” said

EPA honors Lenny Siegel By Andrea Gemmet

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he Environmental Protection Agency is honoring Mountain View’s Lenny Siegel as its “Superfund Citizen of the Year” for his work in the community. Siegel is the executive director of the Center for Public Environmental Oversight in Mountain View, where he has long

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to ensure that the new requirement is met. About 67 percent of next year’s seventh- and eighth-grade students — about 850 children by the latest count — have received whooping cough booster shots, according to Stephanie Totter, director of administrative services with the Mountain View Whisman School District. In an effort to get ahead of the requirement, a free whooping cough vaccination clinic was held at Graham Middle School at the end of the 2010-11 school year, Totter said. The district is prepared to hold another clinic “depending on the need.” No such clinics are planned for the 3,600 students of the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District. Superintendent Barry Groves said he hopes that the mail and email reminders sent to students and their families will be enough. “We’ve been letting people know for a long time and have sent out many reminders,” Groves said. While Totter’s district plans to take advantage of the state’s 30-day grace period, Groves said See WHOOPING COUGH, page 11

said Siegel upon receiving the award. The honor is “very well-deserved,” said William Berry, the former deputy director of NASA Ames who is currently the community co-chair of RAB. “I have engaged with Lenny from both sides of the table and over the years have learned to respect his knowledge, dedication and integrity while appreciating his vision and insights for See SEIGEL, page 7

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New MVHS football coach pushes Spartans By Nick Veronin

drugs for much of his youth. But the childhood that could have easrom behind reflective gold ily swallowed him up only served wra-around shades, with to make him stronger, he said, as beads of perspiration dot- he realized at a young age that he ting his shaved head, Toure Carter would have to be the one to take intently watches as a group of about care of his family, especially his 40 young men sprint the length of younger sister. the Mountain View High School His can-do attitude kept him football field. going through high school, where “Pick it up!” Carter bellows, he says even his own football coach urging the varsity squad to push never believed he would amount themselves. Some of the players to anything. He proved his coach pitch their heads forward and run wrong, attending and playing footharder at the coach’s command. ball at Ashland University. As the team reaches the end zone, He was picked up by the Cleveseveral of the athletes fall to their land Browns and played briefly in knees, chests heaving for air, and a the franchise’s training camp, before member of Carter’s coaching staff he was released. Out of the NFL, chimes in: “Stand up,” the man Carter moved on to arena football demands. Though the boys have where he played wide receiver just run 100 yards at full steam, and defensive back for a variety there is little time to rest before they of teams, including the Colorado will be told to Crush, the Ausrush back down tin Wranglers, the field again. ‘I believe that every the Utah Blades Carl Anderand the San Jose athlete has an son Field would SaberCats. likely have been Since leaving empty this time opportunity to better arena footlast year, and ball, Carter has themselves.’ the players — coached high both on the school football COACH TOURE CARTER varsity team, teams in Ohio as well as on and locally. the freshman-sophomore team His experiences growing up play— may have been playing video ing football in high school, colgames or working a summer job. lege and professionally inform his But that was before Carter signed attitudes about coaching today. He on as the Spartans’ head coach. hopes to be the coach that he never Since December, Carter has kept had in high school — to encourage his players out on the field build- all of his players to find their own ing their endurance, or in the gym potential. lifting weights. This summer, the “Who am I to tell a kid he can’t teams have been working out for be a doctor or an astronaut or play about three hours every weekday college football or play professional afternoon. And according to the football?” Carter asks rhetorically. players, the new work ethic is “I can’t do that. It’s up to them, making a difference. and that’s the tradition we have “The work ethic is definitely here. ... That’s what I believe in. I a lot different than with our believe that every athlete has an last coach,” said James Tilton, a opportunity to better themselves varsity defensive and offensive by playing at the next level.” lineman entering his junior year. When Carter refers to the “next “Coach works us hard every day. level,” he is not only speaking We haven’t had a day off this about athletics. He is also refersummer. It’s going to improve us ring to the next step in his players’ a lot.” academic lives, and he says he “Players respond to him really works hard to ensure that football well,” said varsity quarterback and “opens doors” for every player on incoming senior, Mike Butler. “The his team. players are better motivated.” “I’m looking to play football in Carter describes himself as “just college,” Butler said, “and (Carter) a kid from Cleveland, Ohio,” who has been a big help with that — worked hard and was lucky enough calling coaches, calling colleges, to catch a break. letting them know I’m out here, Carter never knew his father just informing them about me. and says that his mother was on He has a lot of connections.”

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Lee Hester, who owns Lee’s Comics in Mountain View, turned his passion for comic books into a career.

Surrounded by superheroes LEE’S COMICS FOUNDER LEE HESTER HAS BEEN IMMERSED IN THE COMIC-BOOK UNIVERSE FOR MORE THAN THREE DECADES By Tyler Hanley

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wander past the neatly organized rows of graphic novels and dueling superhero motifs at Lee’s Comics in Mountain View. The back office is adorned with original drawings by some of the comic-book industry’s most celebrated artists — Frank Frazetta, David Mack, Alex Ross, Jim Steranko. Lee Hester, the store’s owner and founder, hands me a comic wrapped in thick

black vinyl. It’s a rare copy of Amazing Fantasy No. 15 (August 1962), Spider-Man’s first appearance and one of the hobby’s most prized collectibles. The comic can sell for upwards of $100,000 if it’s in good condition. “It’s an entry-level copy,” Hester says humbly. Dealing in comics many fans would involuntarily drool over is standard practice for Hester. He owns two comic-book stores that

virtually bookend the Peninsula, with one on El Camino Real in San Mateo and the other on Rengstorff Avenue in Mountain View. But Hester hardly looks the part of comic enthusiast. The Palo Alto-raised businessman stands a towering 6 feet, 4 inches tall and bears a slight resemblance to 1980s action-movie star Steven SeaSee SUPERHEROES, page 8

Better students through technology By Nick Veronin

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or the past two weeks, a pair of teachers from Graham Middle School have been learning how to bring interactive technology into the classroom. Adriana Reyes, a seventh- and eighth-grade English teacher, along with Leila Dibble, a seventh- and eighth-grade Spanish and math teacher, are enrolled in MERIT — Making Education Relevant and Interactive Through Technology — a yearlong course taught by Foothill

faculty and former program participants through a series of workshops and college courses. “I love it,” Reyes said, reflecting on her first week in the MERIT Summer Institute, which began on July 18, and runs through July 29. Reyes said she has been exposed to a plethora of ideas for engaging her students with a variety of technologies, many of which are available for free online. “Every day, I leave the program eager to start the school year,” she said. Dibble shares Reyes’ enthu-

siasm and said she feels lucky to be a part of the exclusive program, which allows only a limited number of participants and which pays teachers $2,500 for their time. Though she has used technology in her classes before, Dibble said she now feels inspired to do more. She plans to have her students produce videos and post them online. When students know that their work can be viewed by their peers and won’t See MERIT, page 6

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simply be graded and filed away in her drawer, Dibble said they will be more invested in their work. “They’ll say, ‘Wow! I have to do an amazing job.’” This approach of engaging students by placing them in a creative role is called “project-based learning,” said Liane Freeman, director of strategic planning for the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College, the organization that runs the MERIT program. In project-based learning, students participate actively in their own education by working collaboratively with one another to accomplish something. “Technology is an enabler of project-based learning,” Freeman said. “It enables teachers to change how they teach.” By giving students access to the Web-connected computers, for example, and allowing them to search for answers to questions while working on a project, they practice skills that are necessary in the modern workplace — such as teamwork and online research — while also covering the curriculum. Jim Friedman, a vocational specialist with the San Mateo Union

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High School District, showed Reyes to bring guest speakers into the to do better, they’re going to stretch and other teachers how he has used classroom or to work on a project their minds more, as opposed to the auction website eBay to trans- with students at other schools. just meeting the requirement.” form his special education class. “Technology is such a part of The bulk of the MERIT program Over the course of the months-long their lives,” Reyes said, referring to — the Summer Institute — is held exercise, Friedman’s students sold her students. “Incorporating more over 10 days. However, particicollectibles donated to the class technology in the classroom really pants must take follow-up sessions from parents and other teachers. strikes a chord with them.” throughout the rest of the academic Along the way the teens learned Some of the products teachers year. to manage money, write advertis- are learning to use include Google’s The program accepts fourthing copy that was both persuasive suite of cloud-based productivity through 12th-grade teachers from and honest, and conduct research software and media-production public, charter and private schools; to determine the price most of them live around points of the products the Bay Area, but hand‘Kids are digital natives. This is ful are from out of state they were selling. The class was so part and parcel of who they are.’ and overseas. wrapped up in the projUpon compleect at times that they tion of the Summer LIANE FREEMAN would stay after the bell, Institute, the teachers Friedman said. They are given a $1,500 stiweren’t simply listening to Fried- programs, such as Audacity and pend. This year they were also man deliver a lecture. They were iMovie. given a Flip digital video camera. actively engaged in their lesson “Kids are digital natives,” Free- After completing the MERIT proand Friedman wasn’t so much a man said, seconding Reyes’ obser- gram, the teachers will receive an lecturer as he was a guide — there vation. “This is part and parcel of additional $1,000 stipend and 10 to help if the kids had questions, but who they are.” By incorporating continuing education units from otherwise allowing them to direct technology in the classroom and Foothill College. themselves and learn from both inviting students to participate Despite emerging research showtheir successes and their failures. with that technology in a hands-on ing that attention spans are shrink“Talking isn’t teaching,” Fried- manner, teachers are more likely to ing and that people have less incenman said to the teachers in his engage their students in a meaning- tive to commit things to memory, seminar. “Listening isn’t learning.” ful way. as they know information can be Both Dibble and Reyes were “Students are obviously more easily accessed via a smart phone clearly excited about the possi- engaged when they can create or Google search, Freeman, Reyes bilities they saw in bringing more things than when they’re just listen- and Dibble all agree that bringing technology into the classroom. ing to a talking head at the front of technology into the classroom is an Dibble said she would like to a classroom.” Freeman said. “And overwhelmingly good thing. use video conferencing software when kids are engaged they’re going “I don’t want my students just to

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memorize information, anyway,” Reyes said. “I want them to use that information in a meaningful way.” Both Reyes and Dibble said that when they teach their students to research topics on the web, they also challenge them to think critically about what they come across. “It’s really crucial to teach students how and where to find information,” Dibble said — “and then take it one step further and ask, ‘Is this information true?’” Freeman, who has been a teacher as well as a business administrator, said that it is important for students to begin learning the skills that they will one day need to use in the workforce as early as possible. She doesn’t feel there is a danger in bringing technology into schools. She even sees a place for teaching students how to use Twitter, the micro-blogging service that some have criticized for shortening attention spans with its 140-character “tweets.” “Books aren’t going anywhere,” Freeman said. “Kids will still read and write long works. If people are really engaged they won’t limit themselves to 140 characters. They’ll go deeper.” With the MERIT program, Freeman said, teachers are learning how to teach their students to use technology to do just that. V

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two-alarm fire displaced residents of two apartments in a Mountain View complex Tuesday night, emergency officials said. No one was injured in the blaze, which was reported at 10:05 p.m. on July 26 at the Barkley Square apartments, located in the 1300 block of Montecito Avenue, according to Jaime Garrett, a spokeswoman for the Mountain View Fire Department. Firefighters from the Moffett Fire Department and the Palo Alto Fire Department helped combat the fire, which was extinguished around 11 p.m.,

Garrett said. The displaced residents — a father, mother and child, and a single man — have been provided temporary housing by the Red Cross. The fire started on the second floor of the two-story complex, in the family’s unit, Garrett said. It then spread into the space inside the roof, known as the soffit. The family’s apartment sustained fire, smoke and water damage. Firefighters had to hack their way through the ceiling of the single man’s apartment to battle the flames, Garrett said. The man’s apartment had smoke and water damage. There was also minor water

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showed up at a Redwood City hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg isn’t telling the whole truth about the incident. According to Mountain View police spokeswoman Liz Wylie, a 23-year-old man from Lathrop, in San Joaquin County, drove himself to the Redwood City Kaiser at about 2 a.m. on July 22 with a bullet-wound that went through his thigh. The hospital notified Mountain View police, as the man told medical staff he had been shot in the parking lot behind Molly Magee’s, a bar in the 200 block of Castro Street, Wylie said. However, police found no one who had heard or seen the shooting, there were no reports of shots fired in the area, and no bullet or shell casing was found behind the bar, Wylie said. “The victim said there was not a single other person in the parking lot at 2 a.m., but that would have been unlikely, given it was a Friday night and the bars are all open until 2 a.m. and the parking lots don’t usually clear out entirely until closer to 3 a.m.,” Wylie said.

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Moffett as well,” Berry told the Voice. Before heading the Center for Public Environmental Oversight, Siegel served on the Federal Facilities Environmental Restoration Dialogue Committee, where he used his experience at Moffett Field to help design the system of community advisory boards at contaminated federal facilities.

ALARM WORKS Mountain View police are seizing on a thwarted residential burglary to remind locals to set their home security alarms at night. The residents of a home in the 1300 block of Cuernavaca Circle were awakened at about 3 a.m. on July 23 by their home’s burglar alarm, according to police spokeswoman Liz Wylie. One of the residents turned off the home alarm, thinking it had accidentally been tripped. It was not until the next day that the residents discovered that an unlocked window had been opened and the screen had been pried off, Wylie said. Police assume that whoever was attempting to break in to the home was scared off by the alarm. “Their alarm was set and it worked,” Wylie told the Voice, adding that it is important for people to set their burglar alarms when they are out of the house, as well as at night. “Some people think to use the alarms when they leave for the day, but not many people arm them at night. It is very important to do so! The outcome is this: crime thwarted!”

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gal, though Hester is more affable and less menacing. Passersby would more likely peg him as a police officer or basketball coach than a comic-shop entrepreneur. Comics, though, have been a passion of Hester’s since before high school. It’s a passion he turned into a career when he opened his first store in Palo Alto’s now-demolished Alma Plaza in 1982. “It was a 700-square-foot store in the back of Alma Plaza. Most people didn’t even know it was there. It was the worst location in Palo Alto for sure,” he said. Hester’s family moved from San Francisco to south Palo Alto when he was 1 year old. He was drawn to superheroes at the age of 10 after spotting a Superman anthology (“Superman: From the 30’s to the 70’s”) at a local bookstore, though his parents rebuked his pleas to purchase it. “Things have changed since back then because back then kids didn’t always immediately get what they wanted. My parents’ standard answer to any question was ‘no.’ Luckily for me my local library, Mitchell Park, turns out they had that book. So I checked that book out, I pored over that book,” he said. “This was the greatest thing in the

Lee Hester discovered comic books at his local library when he was 10.

world.” And Hester didn’t stop with the Man of Steel — he also checked out “Batman: From the 30’s to the 70’s,” “The Origin of Marvel Comics” and a wealth of similar publications, studying each with an ambitious enthusiasm. He would even sneak eager viewings of the 1960s-era “Batman” TV series from his cracked bedroom door while his parents believed him asleep. Following high school, Hester took on a hodgepodge of odd jobs, including construction work

and as a hotel clerk, but “nothing really clicked.” Meanwhile, he had become a regular attendee of the De Anza flea market, where he would buy and sell comics alongside other collectors. But Hester was struggling, living in rooms not much larger than his current office, commuting in a rundown Volkswagen and munching on a steady diet of Top Ramen. In the summer of 1982, while strolling around his Palo Alto neighborhood, Hester noticed an empty store in the back of Alma Plaza. The land-

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lord told Hester he would need a co-signer to lease the space, but his parents were not optimistic about his chances and refused to cosign. The landlord decided to lease the space to Hester anyway to help populate the mostly vacant plaza. “(My parents) were cautious,” Hester said. “They had heard that businesses always fail. I mean, this is well VERONICA WEBER known, that businesses always fail. That’s the riskiest thing you can do, is open a business.” Initially, his parents’ misgivings seemed justified. Lee’s Comics was competing with the dominant Comics & Comix store on Cowper Street, and for the first few years Hester wasn’t turning a profit. He built the shop’s comic-display fixtures himself, served as a one-man staff, used a cigar box in lieu of a traditional cash register and felt fortunate to make a hundred dollars in a day. He would even play board games and watch Bugs Bunny cartoons with the neighborhood kids during lengthy stretches of stagnant business. “I didn’t have any money for fixtures, didn’t have any money for advertising or promotion, didn’t have any money for staff. It was just me seven days a week. Probably the world’s worst comic-book store,” he

said. But Hester would not relent. “Little by little,” he said, the store showed steady improvement, allowing Hester to open a second location in San Mateo in 1987. In 1990 he closed the Alma Plaza location in favor of a more visible spot in Palo Alto, on the corner of El Camino Real and Curtner Avenue, though eventually he shut down that store as well for the more rent-friendly locale in Mountain View. Hester has seen the industry evolve faster than a Marvel mutant over the past 25-plus years. He accurately anticipated the rising popularity of graphic novels in the early 1990s, heavily stockpiling them in his two stores well before most people even realized what a graphic novel was. “If people want to spend the time, and if they enjoy reading, they will find graphic novels that are on par with the best of literature,” he said. He has rubbed elbows with celebrated creators like Stan Lee and Gene Colan. He has watched superhero films proliferate and once-obscure comic conventions become frenzied attractions. And despite business highs and lows and the unpredictability of a transforming industry, the mere mention of comic books ignites a certain spark in Hester’s eyes. It’s as though that 10-year-old child enamored with Superman still dwells somewhere within the father of three. “I think that the so-called ‘nerd culture’ has become the culture. It used to be considered not hip to be into comics. Now everybody’s into them,” he said. — Tyler Hanley is a staff writer for the Voice’s sister paper, the Palo Alto Weekly. V

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Cynthia Kampf, a consultant for DataWORKS. Kampf, a former teacher who holds a doctorate in education, recently supervised 16 days of EDI training held at Castro Elementary. During the training, Kampf showed teachers how to use Explicit Direct Instruction method for Mountain View Whisman students who had fallen behind in their studies. All too often, teachers don’t realize which of their students are falling behind until it’s too late, Kampf said. “We used to say, ‘Practice makes perfect,’” Kampf said. “Now, we say, ‘Practice makes permanent.’” When a teacher fails to recognize that a student doesn’t understand a concept early on, that student will either give up on trying or else will continue practicing the wrong way. And “if they practice it wrong, it’s going to be in their brains wrong.” The new system uses carrots and sticks — almost literally — to ensure student participation. The carrots come in the form of whiteboards. In EDI, every student has a whiteboard that they use to answer questions in class. Kampf

said that the whiteboards serves as an incentive for the students, who enjoy showing others that they know the answer to the question. “Kids love to use their hands, too,” she said of the whiteboards. “A lot of kids are tactile learners — they have to use their hands to learn.” The also allow teachers to quickly assess who understands the material and who might need individualized help. This more personalized help can be given one-on-one, or in a smaller group. Once the instructor has determined which students can handle

doing a set of practice problems on their own, he or she can hand out a worksheet and pull those students aside who have been having trouble and help them. The sticks in EDI are actual sticks. Teachers write students names on tongue depressors and draw names at random during class. This ensures that every student is accountable for knowing the material. “One eighth-grade boy told me that the stick system keeps him on his toes,” Kampf said, noting that the boy seemed to like knowing he could be called on any minute. “I

think people are happier when their brains are engaged. When they have to be ready for every question they are engaged.” The program cost the school district about $350,000 according to Mary Lairon, assistant superintendent of Mountain View Whisman. Although Lairon was hesitant to make any definitive statement about the program until more data is available, she said she has been “very impressed” with the DataWORKS system so far. “This program really holds kids accountable,” Lairon said. Furthermore, EDI “holds us more

accountable to make sure the kids understand the lesson.” Lairon said that the EDI method reminded her of the training she received when going to school to be a teacher. “It’s sort of like the fivestep lesson plan, but on steroids,” she said. “It’s much more systematic.” Kampf agreed with Lairon about the systematic nature of the DataWORKS program, but was also quick to say that EDI is not meant to stifle creativity in the classroom. “These are resources for teachers to use,” she said. “This isn’t a script. There is an art to teaching.” V

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Braille book brings lunar craters down to earth Craters more than 200,000 miles away from Earth are now within reach for visually impaired readers thanks to a new Braille book that debuted July 18 at the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field. “Getting a Feel for Lunar Craters� features tactile diagrams of the lunar surface and is designed to educate the blind

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Hurd unveiled the book Monday night, July 18, as part of the fourth annual Lunar Science Forum that starts today. Students from the California School for the Blind in Fremont are also scheduled to attend the book’s debut. “NASA’s Lunar Science Institute is committed to the development of resources to bring lunar science into the world

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students at Mountain View, Los Altos and Alta Vista high schools will be turned away on the first day of school unless they can prove they have received the booster shot. In 2010, California health officials said there was an “epidemic” in reported cases of pertussis, a respiratory disease that causes a severe and long-lasting cough. The disease can be deadly for infants

and those with compromised immune systems. Pertussis gets its common name from the whooping sound infected individuals sometimes make as they gasp for breath in the midst of severe coughing spells. Between Jan. 1, 2010, and April 4, there have been 1,428 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of pertussis reported in California, according to Amy Cornell, health information officer for the county’s Public Health Department. Over that same time period there have been 560 confirmed, probable and suspected cases in

Santa Clara County — 37 of them were reported in Mountain View. That was a significant spike for the city, which saw only two cases in 2009. Statewide, 990 cases were reported in 2009. Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, a health officer for Santa Clara County, said he supports the law. “It’s an important vaccine,” Fenstersheib said. “There are always cases of whooping cough, or pertussis. Every year we see a surge.” Laws requiring children to be vaccinated against certain diseases before they enter school are the most effective way to get the

vast majority of the population vaccinated, he said. And the more people in a given community that receive a vaccination, the higher immunity that particular community will have against the disease. Children are already required to be vaccinated against the disease before entering kindergarten. By the time children reach adolescence, though, the initial immunity from the first round of pertussis shots (usually administered during infancy) will have faded, Fenstersheib said. For those who do not wish their child to receive the booster, the

law allows parents to decline the vaccine either for religious reasons or because of personal beliefs. Fenstersheib said he doesn’t recommend skipping the shot. “These are safe vaccines,” he said. “I’ve been around a long time and I’ve seen periods in history when people have opted out of vaccines in large numbers. Because of that, there was a significant outbreak of whooping cough, and some infants got sick and some died.” Booster shots can be obtained at local pharmacy chains, such as Walgreens and CVS. V

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ven after 40 years of working as a batik artist, Mathangi Sundararajan still lights up when the dye makes the right deep blue or startling red on her cloth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The color really excites me,â&#x20AC;? she says. Indigo is a particular favorite because the dye historically came from India, where sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s from. In her current show, Sundararajan goes even more global in her palette. The lavender of a Peruvian mountain skyline, the misty hues of London and the Golden Gate Bridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s orange can all be seen in her batiks now hanging at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View. This palette is also rooted in pixels. The batiks are recreations of travel photos taken by Sundararajanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter, Arabhi, and are displayed together with them. Most of the photos are from digital cameras, combining modern technology with an age-old art. The dissimilar media make for interesting contrasts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peaceâ&#x20AC;? is a photo that Arabhi Sundararajan took in Bangkok of a serene, reclining golden Buddha, its cheeks and eyelids gleaming. Mathangiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s version is done in bright lemon-yellow dye, with its face cocked at a slightly different angle, more mischief in the eyes. Although sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never seen the actual Buddha that her daughter visited, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brought it to life just the same. Arabhi regards the art thoughtfully. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like her picture better than mine.â&#x20AC;? In another photo, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Am,â&#x20AC;? a llama sits on

Arabhi and Mathangi Sundararajan with Arabhiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s photos and Mathangiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s batiks displayed at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View.

a stony surface, the famed ruins of Macchu Picchu barely visible in the background. Mathangi has chosen similar yellows for the llama this time, but the effect is more serene. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought it looked like it was meditating,â&#x20AC;? Mathangi says of the animal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She said it looked proud.â&#x20AC;? While Arabhiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s photos are straightforward images, Mathangiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s works have wide borders and a dreamlike feel that sometimes has the air of a Pamela Colman Smith tarot card. They are rich with the dynamic cracks (thin lines of dye) so characteristic of batik. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a dramatically different way of looking at the

The works titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Amâ&#x20AC;? depict a llama at Macchu Picchu in Peru.

same scene. Although Mathangi Sundararajan lives in Puerto Rico, she brings her artistic vision to the Peninsula every summer, visiting her daughter in Mountain View and teaching batik to adult students at CSMA. In 1968, when she started seriously learning batik, it was thought of mostly as a craft, she said. Inspired by her teacher Uma Batnakar, she came to see it as an art in its own right. The family has lived in several countries, and Arabhi grew up in India. Now Mathangi has made it a mission to bring the Indian

tradition of batik to Puerto Rico, where she also teaches and does demonstrations. Creating a work of batik is a lengthy process, she says. She starts with white cotton cloth, which she boils to remove any starch. After the cloth dries in a cool place, she irons it and draws on her design. Then she heats and applies beeswax and paraffin wax with a watercolor brush on the parts of the picture that she wants to remain white. Batik is a wax-resist dyeing process, which means that when the cloth is dipped in dye, the cloth is not dyed in the places where the wax is. Then comes the process of dipping the cloth into various colors of dye. The lightest colors come first, one at a time, and the cloth must be allowed to dry in between dippings, Sundararajan says. She also repeatedly rewaxes the cloth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lengthy process,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disappearing as an art in India.â&#x20AC;? Arabhi teaches math at San Jose State University and has pursued photography as a hobby for many years, along with singing Indian classical music. The mother-and-daughter art show is set to be displayed next at the Los Altos Library. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s currently at the Tateuchi Hall vestibule, Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. The exhibit runs through Aug. 11, open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Go to arts4all.org or call 650-917-6800. V

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ging comfortably, with all contingencies covered, is something everyone hopes to do, but unfortunately many of us fall short. And when we do, state and federal safety net programs kick in. That is the state’s intention with Medi-Cal, which, among other things, often provides back-up coverage for frail and elderly seniors, including about one-third of those who use the adult day care services offered by Avenidas at the Rose Kleiner Senior Day Health Center in Mountain View. Some 32 low-income seniors that rely on Medi-Cal to attend the adult day care program offered at the Rose Kleiner center on Escuela Avenue may soon be turned away. Due to California’s budget cuts, the state Medi-Cal program will drop its support for low-income seniors in the program on Dec. 1 unless they can pick up more than half the cost of about $76 a day. Given that these participants already qualify for the state subsidy, it is highly unlikely that any of them can afford to pay more for the program. This likely means that this valuable service, which can make the difference between independent living and a nursing home for some, will be out of reach of one of the most vulnerable segments of the city’s senior community. According to the Dept. of Health Care Services, cutting the adult day care benefit will save the state $169 million, a tiny fraction of the California’s multi-billion dollar budget. A deputy director of the department called the upcoming cutbacks “a difficult decision,” but added that “California is facing a very serious budget deficit,” and because Medi-Cal is the state’s second largest program expenditure, it had to be part of any budget solution. And on Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have replaced adult care with an $85 million program that would serve only the neediest recipients. Instead, now the state’s strategy is to provide enough transition time to move those receiving day care to other programs. That is not a good solution, said Lenny Park, director of the center for Avenidas. Park is a strong supporter of the day care program, and she does not view it as “optional.” “ These people need to be monitored,” Park told the Voice last week, saying many are immobile due to various health conditions, including dementia or an injury. Nurses in the program administer medications and monitor the health of participants. Dieticians make sure that special nutritional regimens are followed and aides plan mentally stimulating and entertaining activities. All of this will be gone Dec. 1 and care providers believe that as many as one fourth of seniors now receiving Medi-Cal-funded adult day care will wind up in nursing homes, at a much higher cost for the state. Without a doubt, the state needs to trim its expenses and MediCal is a huge portion of the budget. But to pull the rug out from under frail and elderly senior citizens who have a much better quality of life with adult care than in a nursing home makes no sense. The Governor and the Legislature may be able to point to a $169 million budget reduction in the short term, but the long-term cost will be much greater and be borne by thousands of senior citizens who will lose meaningful care for no good reason.

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DISTRICT REVISES THREAT OF CREEK FLOODING The Santa Clara Valley Water District’s push for a 5-acre, 23foot-deep flood basin at Cuesta Annex is being reevaluated. During the July 13 meeting at their Santa Clara headquarters, district engineer Afshin Rouhani said 250 acres of the Permanente Creek watershed have been removed from their flood projection. This means the flood projection is 10 percent smaller than previously anticipated. The threat of flood has always been miniscule — 1 percent probability in 100 years that water will reach a height of 1 foot. In addition, no historic data exists for a Permanente Creek Flood. With the creation of the Permanente Creek diversion channel in 1959, 116-acre feet of water per hour has been diverted from Permanente to Stevens Creek. Add to that capacity improvements made to Permanente Creek and Hale Creek from 1955-2002, water capacity is now 181 acre feet per hour, enough to keep lower Permanente Creek neighborhoods dry. The Mountain View City Council has received 477 signatures from people opposed to the Cuesta Annex flood basin. The council initiated a city-wide survey regarding how to best use the Cuesta Annex. From 175 responses, the majority opinion was to leave the Cuesta Annex in its natural state. Even past requests for athletic playing fields have been met at Shoreline. When will the city of Mountain View affirm the 2006 city-wide master plan consensus that existing wild animal habitats, walking paths, grasslands, mature trees, orchard remnant and historic views of the Santa Cruz Mountains be preserved? Neighboring communities such as Sunnyvale, Saratoga, Cupertino, Palo Alto, Los Altos and even San Jose have protected orchards and natural areas within

their city limits. Their citizens insisted upon it and their respective city councils listened. It’s time for Mountain View’s to do the same. Cynthia Riordan Saratoga

‘YOU GO GIRL’ SAYS LIEBER FAN I was cheered to hear the news that Sally Lieber wants to return to public office. She is a native daughter (in the sense that here in California she had her greatest accomplishments) and champion of social issues. I applaud Sally for her tireless efforts in the past and look forward to more of the same. Barbara Goodwin W. Middlefield Road

STOP TO ADMIRE HANGAR ONE’S UNMASKED BEAUTY It’s timely to mention the sole visual benefit of Hangar One’s ongoing skin removal — the opportunity to view from outside the remarkably beautiful spiderweb of its internal structure. Since our hangar derived from an Ohio design by Karl Arnstein, chief engineer of the GoodyearZeppelin Co. and designer of the airship ‘Macon’ it housed, it reflects an airship-inspired structure, a complex lightweight design, validated by cutting-edge wind tunnel testing for the 1930s. As such it is the nearest replica we have of the mammoth airship it once housed, rather anchored to the earth than released into the sky, and built of steel in lieu of aluminum. So take this rare opportunity to admire the structure while visible, reminding ourselves of the hope and expectation that it will soon be clad in a new skin for weathering, and not callously and ruthlessly demolished. Rick Callison Sylvan Avenue

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stered but straight-back chairs. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an expense account-driven venue of angular, masculine composition. Executive chef Marco Fossati hails from a long line of professional cooks. Born in Portofino, Italy, he has worked kitchens in Italy, London, Berlin, Hong Kong and Egypt. He is responsible for the hotelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s considerable business and reception catering, as well as room service, and a large restaurant that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When I last reviewed Quattro in 2006, Fossati was chef de cuisine and Alessandro Cartumini was executive chef. Fossati transferred to Egypt for two years but has been fully in charge of the East Palo Alto kitchen since November.

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8FFLFOE New chefs bring change and one was simplifying the menu. There are now five appetizers, five pastas, five entrees and eight desserts, plus cheeses. There is a four-course chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tasting menu ($55) and a bar menu that offers more casual fare: pizza, appetizers, cheese and dessert. Every ingredient possible is locally farm-sourced. Seated in the dining room, I loved the chanterelle mushroom trifolati ($13): grilled peaches, garlic and parsley, all drizzled with a 20-yearold balsamic vinegar. The earthy chanterelles had been thinly sliced and fried with garlic and parsley, then reassembled on the plate with tiny wedges of the grilled peaches. Old balsamic is sweet and syrupy, and juxtaposed wonderfully with the woodsy mushrooms. Also noteworthy was the vitello tonnato ($12), poached top-round veal, pickled ramps, a tickle of thyme and creamed ahi tuna. Sounds a little strange but it was delicious. Vitello tonnato can be traced back to 19th-century Piedmont, where the tuna was pounded into pulp with olive oil to make it creamy. We shared a second course of smoked pappardelle ($15) with duck ragĂş and pecorino cheese. The kitchen happily split the order onto two plates but charged us an additional $4 for doing so. Not cool for

a dinner that approached $200 for two people. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never experienced an upcharge when ordering multiple courses. The pasta was good but not $19 good. The wild striped sea bass ($28) was sauteed in Marsala (a fortified Sicilian wine), with sultana raisins and caponata (sauteed eggplant and other veggies). The fish tasted freshoff-the-line, delicate and barely flaky. The Marsala and raisins gave the dish a resonant note of sweetness but did not overpower the bass. The organic chicken ($26) came with a Meyer lemon confit (thin slices of lemon poached in olive oil) and taggiasche olives from the Italian Riviera, black, oily and sweet. It is a Mediterranean dish I will never tire of eating. Quattroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bar area is divided into two oblong sections. One room has a modern marble and glass fireplace, stone walls and shelves of Joan MirĂł art books. Flanking the fireplace are a half-dozen modernist paintings that mirror MirĂłâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract expressionist style. The bar menu is more relaxed but some items appear on both bar and dining room menus. BBQ sliders ($13) featured Point Reyes blue cheese. The fork-tender meat was piled into mini-buns and the cheese oozed deliciously. A Madeira onion dipping sauce accompanied.

Dungeness crab tempura roll, $6 for three rolls, was packed with crab and salmon. The dish was mostly salmon, chives, pickled ginger, wasabi and dipping sauce. Great finger food that whetted the appetite. Parma ham pizza ($14) was piled with arugula and curls of Bellwether Farmsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; soft-ripened crescenza cheese. The crust was magnificent: thin, crisp but not crackery, just pliant enough with a hint of sweetness to it. All desserts were $9. Pastry See QUATTRO, page 16

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Salsa Class Victoria Ruskovoloshina teaches Monday-evening dance classes. 8:30-10:30 p.m. $12 per class. Firebird Dance Studio, 1415B El Camino Real, Mountain View. Call 510-387-1895. www.facebook.com/mamboromero Teen Dance Company Open Classes Modern, ballet, contemporary, tap, Pilates for experienced dancers, ages 12-18 years. Through Aug. 4, $10 for 60 min., $15 for 90 min., $20 for 120 min. TDC Studios, 223 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View. Call 408-590-3853. www.teendancecompany.org

COMMUNITY EVENTS Foothill College Learning Curve Bike Circuit Race Foothill College hosts its inaugural Learning Curve Bike Circuit Race, at which some 400 cyclists are expected to race around the 1.09mile campus loop. Online registration is ongoing. Categories include juniors, elite men, elite women and masters. July 31, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Parking, $2; entry fee per race for juniors (age 10-18) is $15; entry fee for all others is $30. Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650575-4459. www.foothillcollegecircuitrace.com Rengstorff Park/Castro School Ice Cream Social The Community in Action Team is having its third annual neighborhood ice-cream social. There will be community services info, face painting, balloon sculptures, performances. Aug. 5, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View. Summer Outdoor Movie Night Series The City of Mountain View’s Recreation Division and Youth Advisory Committee present an outdoor screening of the movie “Megamind.”

Popcorn and light refreshments will be served. July 29, 8:30-10 p.m. Free. Eagle Park, 652 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6410. www. mountainview.gov/city_hall/comm_services/ recreation_programs_and_services/community_events/summer_outdoor_movie_night_series. asp Summer Outdoor Movie Night Series The City of Mountain View’s Recreation Division and Youth Advisory Committee present an outdoor screening of the movie “The Princess and the Frog.” Popcorn and light refreshments will be served. Aug. 5, 8:30-10 p.m. Free. Stevenson Park, 750 San Pierre Way, Mountain View. Call 650-903-6410. www.mountainview.gov/ city_hall/comm_services/recreation_programs_ and_services/community_events/summer_outdoor_movie_night_series.asp Summer Sings - Bach Mass in B minor Join choral singers from all over the Bay Area to sing Bach’s Mass in B minor with conductor Gregory Wait. Music available on loan for the evening. Aug. 8, 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 Summer Sings - Verdi Requiem Audiences are invited to sing Verdi’s Requiem with guest conductor Robert Huw Morgan, Stanford University organist and choir director. Scores available on loan. Aug. 1, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $15/$10 seniors/$7 full-time students. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos. Call 650254-1700. www.scholacantorum.org

EXHIBITS ‘Cars, Gates & Landscapes’ Artist Alexis Grant, a member of the Community School of

Music and Arts faculty, is exhibiting paintings. The show runs through July 31, open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 to 3. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. Call 650-917-6800, extension 306. www.arts4all. org ‘Shaped by Water: Past, Present and Future’ Call for art: Original 2D art featuring the history and future of water in the Santa Clara Valley wanted to be displayed in the Los Altos Library, in conjunction with Los Altos History Museum exhibit, “Shaped by Water: Past, Present, and Future. Submit by Aug 31. Prospectus at www.LosAltosHistory.org/exhibits.htm. Los Altos History Museum, 51 S San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-949-4263. www.LosAltosHistory.org/exhibits.htm

Summer Concerts at Linden Tree Musicians, puppets and storytellers perform Wednesdays through Aug. 3. 10:30 a.m. Admission is one new book (preferably purchased at Linden Tree) per family. Linden Tree Children’s Books, 170 State St., Los Altos. Call 650-949-3390.

FILM ‘A Convenient Truth ‘ Learn why cities around look to Curitiba, Brazil as a model for creative and forward-looking urban planning. Part of the Films of Vision and Hope series, “Reinventing Our Cities.” Sponsored by Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning. July 29, 7-9 p.m. Free. Fenwick and West Law Offices, 801 California St., Mountain View. www.mvcsp.org

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LIVE MUSIC Lounge Music with Hot Kugel “Hot Kugel is based in traditional Klezmer with pinches of old-time jazz, ethnic folk, theater and American popular music, simmered with the blues, rock and reggae, a dash of psychedelia and Grassabilly, African, Celtic and Hawaiian influences.” Aug. 11, 7 p.m. Free. Morocco’s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-968-1502. www.moroccosrestaurant.com Vic Moraga Vic Moraga performs Latin, rock and blues Aug. 4, 7 p.m. Free. Morocco’s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-968-1502. www.moroccosrestaurant.com

ON STAGE ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ This play won Tennessee Williams a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. July 29-Aug. 21, 8 p.m. $30 - $16. Dragon Theatre, 535 Alma St., Palo Alto. Call 650-493-2006. www.dragonproductions.net/ activities/2011season/streetcar.html ‘Little Women’ A musical based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Performances are held at 7:30 p.m. July 29 and 30 and at 2 p.m. July 30. $10-$15. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-941-0551. ‘Oedipus’ Memory Play continues with

Seneca’s “Oedipus” through Aug. 14, 8 p.m. $15-$25. Nitery Theater, Old Union, Stanford University, 514 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. Call 650725-5838. sst.stanford.edu

SPORTS Academy Soccer Sessions PSV Union Football Club of Palo Alto announces free Academy Sessions for 4-6-year-old boys and girls. The PSV Union FC Academy is a year-round program for younger-aged players that emphasizes on developing a life long love of the sport and keen interest in learning the game. July 25-29, 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Jordan Middle School, 750 North California Ave., Palo Alto. www.unionfootballclub.com Bank of the West Classic The Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament returns to Stanford July 25-31, Stanford University Taube Tennis Center, 641 Campus Drive East, Stanford. Call 866-982-8497. www.bankofthewestclassic.com

VOLUNTEERS Invasive Weeds Volunteers are needed to pull invasive weeds in order to protect and restore wetlands. Aug. 6, 9 a.m. to noon. Free. Directions will be given upon RSVP. Call 510-452-9261 ext. 109. www.savesfbay.org/ volunteer

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Marketplace Bulletin Board 115 Announcements PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Talk with caring agency specializing in matching Birthmothers with Families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions 866-413-6293 (Void in Illinois) (AAN CAN) artist nds unwntd vehicle - negotiable A Dance Expressions Summer Free Talk: Pregnancy & Birth help us edit blues videos Lower Your PG&E Bill The City of Mountain View is offering free home energy saving programs for residents. Sign up by going to energyupgrademv.org. swap work for van or? Warm Water Rehabilitation

120 Auctions Advertise Your Auction in 240 California newspapers for one low cost of $550. Your 25 word classified ad reaches over 6 million+ Californians. Free brochure call Maria Rodrigues (916)288-6010. (Cal-SCAN) Bankruptcy Auctions Industrial Real Estate. CMU Mfg Facility in Marysville 26.57 acres and Packaging/Warehouse Facility in Roseville 3.7 acres. Online auctions Monday, August 15. More info at www. TheRealEstateClearingHouse.com or call 800-499-9378. RE # 01385439. (Cal-SCAN)

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133 Music Lessons A Piano Teacher Children & Adults Ema Currier (650)493-4797 Barton-Holding Music Studio Accepting new students for private vocal lessons. All levels. Call Laura Barton, 650/965-0139

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155 Pets Chichuachua Puppies 3 wht fem. 9 weeks. 650/322-2445 Horse stall for rent Twice daily feeding and cleaning. Across from horse park, two stalls barn.$425/ mo (650)400-1409

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Multimedia Advertising Sales Embarcadero Media (publisher of Palo Alto Weekly, The Almanac and Mountain View Voice) is seeking a self-starter and motivated individual interested in helping build an innovative new online program that helps local businesses market themselves to the local community. Our Shop Local websites, powered by ShopCity.com, offer a unique and simple platform for business owners to promote their merchandise, make special offers, announce special events, maintain customer lists and engage in social network marketing on Facebook and Twitter. The Shop Local Sales Representative is responsible for generating revenue by selling businesses subscriptions/ memberships on the Shop Palo Alto, Shop Menlo Park and Shop Mountain View websites and helping to increase awareness about the program in the broader community. Specific duties include: * Heightening awareness of the Shop Local program through distribution of marketing materials to local businesses * Directly selling Shop Local packages by phone and in-person to businesses within the local community, with an emphasis on locally-owned establishments * Increasing the use of the site by assisting businesses in setting up profiles, posting offers and understanding the features of the site * Assist in the marketing of the site through attendance at business and community events * Coordinate sales efforts and work with Embarcadero Media sales team as a resource person on the Shop Local program The Shop Local Sales Representative is supervised by the Multimedia Product Manager. Compensation is an hourly rate plus commissions for all sales. Schedule is flexible, but the target number of hours per week is 25 (five hours per day.) This position is currently considered temporary, exempt and non-benefited, but may evolve into a permanent position as the program develops. To apply, submit a letter describing why this position is a good fit for your background and experience and a resume to Rachel Hatch, Multimedia Product Manager at rhatch@embarcaderopublishing.com Computer Work Work from anywhere 24/7. Up to $1,500 Part Time to $7,500/mo. Full Time. Training provided. www.WorkServices4.com (Cal-SCAN) Driver Start a New Career! 100% Paid CDL Training. No Experience Required. Recent Grads or Experienced Drivers: Sign On Bonus! CRST VAN EXPEDITED. 1-800-326-2778. www.JoinCRST.com (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: CDL Training Career Central. No Money Down. CDL Training. Work for us or let us work for you! Unbeatable Career Opportunities. *Trainee *Company Driver *Lease Operator Earn up to $51k *Lease Trainers Earn up to $80k 1-877-369-7126. www. CentralTruckDrivingJobs.com (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: Flatebed Drivers CDL-A Needed. Teams, Solos and O/O’s. Great pay and benefits. Consistent miles and hometime, 50c per mile for TEAMS. 1-888-430-7659. www.SystemTrans.com (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: Freight Up Freight Up = More $. 2 Months CDL Class A Driving Experience. 1-877-258-8782. Text Melton to 50298. www.MeltonTruck.com (Cal-SCAN) Paid In Advance! Make $1,000 a Week mailing brochures from home! Guaranteed Income! FREE Supplies! No experience required. Start Immediately! www.homemailerprogram.net (AAN CAN) Sales: Guys and Gals 18+. Travel the country while selling our Orange peel product. Training, Hotel and Transportation provided. Daily cash draws. Apply today leave tomorrow. 1-888-872-7577. (Cal-SCAN)

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Real Estate 803 Duplex PA: 2 BR/1 BA Must see. Charming duplex. Frplc., tiled BA, wood flrs. thruout. Great location nr. downtown. $2300. No pets. 650/328-0745

805 Homes for Rent Menlo Park - $3200/mont

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Menlo Park, 2 BR/2 BA - $2600.00/m Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA North PA:$4600. Avail 8/1. Top Schools. ajclark@hotmail.com Palo Alto, 4 BR/3 BA - $7,500.

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650-325-8039 Gary Rossi PAINTING Free 2 gal. paint. Water damage repair, wallpaper removal. Bonded. Lic #559953. 650/207-5292 H D A Painting/Drywall Ext./int. painting, complete drywall, all textures. Free est., insured. Delfino, 650/207-7703 Italian Painter Residential/Commercial, Interior/ Exterior. Detailed prep work. 25 years experience. Excel. Refs. Call Domenico (650)575-9032 STYLE PAINTING Commâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l/Res. Full service painting and decorating. Lic. 903303. 650/388-8577

West of the Moon Ranch 70 acres in beautiful valley, trout stream. Designer home, 3 Bdrm, 3.5 Ba, vaulted ceilings, french doors, expansive porches, outdoor fireplace. Ultimate privacy 10 minutes from Livingston, 30 min. to Bridger Bowl & Bozeman area skiing. Private Jetport $2,975,000. Sam Noah, ERA 406.556.6822 or 406.581.5070.

850 Acreage/Lots/ Storage Arizona: Log Cabin Deep Discount! On 8+ acres, $99,900. Owner must sell, beautiful whole log cabin on 8+ acres at Windsor Valley Ranch. Additional acreage available at cool 7,000 feet elevation outside Show Low, AZ. Financing and ADWR available. Call AZLR (866) 571-5687. (Cal-SCAN) El Paso, TX 20 acre ranch foreclosures near Booming El Paso, Texas. Was $16,900 Now $12,900. $0 Down, take over payments, $99/mo. Beautiful views, owner financing, FREE map/pictures. 1-800-755-8953. (Cal-SCAN) Nevada: Lender Ordered Sale Nevadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3rd largest lake 1.5 hours south of Lake Tahoe. 8 Lake View parcels - all $19,900. 2 Lake Fronts - both $89,800. Lender ordered short sale. Buy at less than bank owed. Buy at less than 50% of replacement cost. Special financing as low as 2.75% Fixed. Final liquidation. Only 10 parcels. Call (888) 705-3808, or visit NVLR.com. (Cal-SCAN)

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Existing Golf Course Development opportunity. 60 acre parcel. Zoned RR2, 1/2 hour to Eugene OR. 1000 Yards of river frontage. $6.9 Million. 541-954-3005 Ryan. (Cal-SCAN) MP: Office Space Unfurn. office for lease in suite of 2 offices near dntn. in mixed use bldg. Free parking, shared waiting room. Floor-to-ceil. windows in office and wait. area. Utils, janitorial included. 24/7 access. Avail. now. 650/321-5206

840 Vacation Rentals/Time Shares Advertise Vacation Property in 240 California newspapers for one low cost of $550. Your 25 word classified ad reaches over 6 million+ Californians. Free brochure call Maria Rodrigues (916)288-6010. (Cal-SCAN)

Mortgage Modification Fraud? HAMP fraud? Bank losing your documents repeatedly? Appraisal Fraud? Class Actions against predatory lenders forming and aggregating now: Join Us. www. BankClassActions.com 888-400-6682. (Cal-SCAN)

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775 Asphalt/ Concrete Mtn. View Asphalt Sealing Driveway, parking lot seal coating. Asphalt repair, striping. 30+ yrs. 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 End the Clutter & Get Organized Residential Organizing by Debra Robinson (650)941-5073

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RECIPE SACK SNGK FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 553444 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: 1.) Recipe Sack, 2.) SNGK at 326 Commercial Street, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): SAVITHA RAO 100 N. Whisman Rd.; #4012 Mountain View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 7, 2011. (MVV July 22, 29, Aug. 5, 12, 2011)

CARPENTRY ETC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 553474 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Carpentry Etc at 325 Sylvan Av., Spc. 131, Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): WILLIAM D. HEWITT 325 Sylvan Ave., Spc. 131 Mountain View, CA 94041 Registrant/Owner has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 8, 2011. (MVV July 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5, 2011)

PT ANIKA, LLC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 553220 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: PT Anika, LLC at 2250 Latham Street Apt. #26, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Limited Liability Company. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): PT ANIKA, LLC 2250 Latham Street #26 Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 1/19/11. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on June 29, 2011. (MVV July 29, Aug. 5, 12, 19, 2011)



        

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VALLEY VWS W/PA SCHOOLS $2,595,000 3 BR 2 BA Private hills living awaits your touch & imagination!Enjoy a generous lot of 1.170 acres. Vicki Geers 650.941.7040 14176 STANFORD CT SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,495,000 5 BR 4.5 BA Beautiful Hm w/Western Hills vw.Virtual tour http://www.tourfactory. com/657913 Ellen Barton 650.941.7040

DUPLEX IN MOUNTAIN VIEW! $765,000 Spacious duplex in Mtn.View! Each unit has 2 bedrooms,1 bath, & garage! BY APPT. ONLY!

4182 GEORGIA AV SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,195,000 3 BR 2 BA Charming & Updated 3BR ranchstyle home in Green Acres. Great Value! Zach Trailer 650.325.6161 PRIME FOR REDEVELOPMENT! $995,000 3 BR 2 BA Midtown cul-de-sac lot. Lot size: 8828 sq.ft. Adjacent lot also for sale. Both sold As-Is. Paul Engel 650.325.6161 3712 HERON WY SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $799,000 3 BR 3 BA Elegant 2-year new townhome w/ many green built-in energy efficient features. Judy Shen 650.328.5211 455 GRANT AV #11 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $795,000 3 BR 2 BA Elegant Palo Alto condo, large master bedroom, updated kitchen. Pool. Greatschools! Alan Loveless 650.325.6161 VALUE IN PALO ALTO! $380,000 2 BR 1 BA Wow! What a value of this remodeled two bedroom one bath condo with Palo Alto Schools! Jessica Tang 650.328.5211

2305 ELKHORN CT SAT/SUN 12 - 3 $859,000 4 BR 2.5 BA Spacious home tucked into a discreet cul-de-sac features a double-door entry. Kathryn Tomaino 650.941.7040 2706 AGUA VISTA DR SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $658,000 4 BR 2.5 BA One level highly desirable home with great floor plan and tons of natural light. Alice Chakhmazova 650.941.7040 1103 HOLLY OAK CI SAT/SUN 1 - 4 $575,000 3 BR 2 BA Very private. Tastefully updated end-unit ready for move-in. Excellent Almaden Schools! Jeff Beltramo 650.325.6161

CUPERTINO EXCELLENT CUPERTINO SCHLS $658,000 3 BR 1 BA Wonderful home with large,park like yard.Light & Bright with great open floorplan. Cindy Mattison 650.941.7040

EAST PALO ALTO ONLY FIVE YEARS YOUNG! $599,000 4 BR 2 BA Private court location. Spacious floorplan. Eat-in kit w/granite counters. Beautiful yard. Fabiola Prieto 650.325.6161

LOS ALTOS 877 LOS ALTOS AV SAT/SUN 1 - 4 $2,495,000 4 BR 3.5 BA Custom made 6 years old single family home in North Los Altos/walking to village. Homa Modarresi 650.941.7040 NO. LOS ALTOS CHARMER $1,499,000 4 BR 2 BA approx 1500 sq ft home.Updated kitchen & remodeled baths. Terri Couture 650.941.7040 1300 OAK AV SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,399,000 5 BR 2 BA Mediterranean style home on private setting.Excellent Los Altos Schools. Deniece Watkins 650.941.7040 11674 WINDING WY SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,375,000 3 BR 3 BA Beautiful & unique 7 yr old home!Flexible open floor plan waiting for your specific needs. Shelly Potvin 650.941.7040

LOS ALTOS HILLS 12100 FOOTHILL LN SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $3,200,000 5 BR 4 BA Indulge yourself,creating heartfelt memories in this fabulous light-filled home. Yuli Lyman 650.941.7040

LOS ALTOS HILLS RURAL AURA, SO NEAR TOWN $2,495,000 4 BR 3.5 BA MEDIA BUFF’S HEAVEN.1 acre custom home, PAUSD, every room remodeled to the highest quality Margaret Williams 650.941.7040 0 EASTBROOK AV SAT/SUN 10 - 6 $1,795,000 Eastbrook lot will be open and unattended. Please pick up a flyer & call the listing agent Jamie & Phyllis Carmichael 650.941.7040 UNIQUELY PEACEFUL RETREAT $1,225,000 1 BR 1.5 BA Built in 1989, this secluded, private home has breathtaking views of Open Space Preserve. Leannah Hunt & Laurel Robinson 650.325.6161

MENLO PARK 1045 COLLEGE AV SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $3,688,000 5 BR 4.5 BA Spectacular custom-built home with over-the-top amenities and amazing high tech features. Pooneh Fouladi 650.325.6161 BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED! $1,699,000 3 BR 2.5 BA +Office. Beautifully updtd gorgeous landscaping Lg. LR, DR & lot. Great location Fereshteh Khodadad 650.325.6161 1312 AMERICAN WY SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,595,000 3 BR 3 BA Private cul-de-sac home. Only 21 years new! Eat-in kitchen with family room. Cristina Bliss/Tom Huff 650.325.6161 105 LAUREL AV SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,150,000 2 BR 2 BA Charming home & gardens perfectly located on a quiet tree-lined street in prime Willows. Lan L. Bowling 650.328.5211 2162 MENALTO AV SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $665,000 3 BR 1 BA Located in the Willows. Painted in & out. Updtd kit. New Carpet&Roof. Dual paned windows. Chris Harris 650.325.6161

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DiPali Shah 650.325.6161 CONTEMPORARY & MODERN $568,800 3 BR 2.5 BA End unit townhome.3 bed/2.5 bath.Private yard w/hot tub plus 2 large sunny deck areas. Ric Parker 650.941.7040 278 MONROE #29 SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $399,888 2 BR 1 BA Warm & inviting Mountain View townhouse with Los Altos schools. Terrie Masuda 650.941.7040

PALO ALTO 842 BOYCE AV SAT 1:30 - 4:30 $4,228,000 4 BR 4 BA Huge price reduction.Close to all amenities,immaculate home offers well thought floor plan Nadine Matityahu 650.941.7040 CRESCENT PARK ESTATE $3,798,000 7 BR 6.5 BA Exceptional Crescent Park Estate. 3 story home on 18,600 sf lot. Pool Leannah Hunt & Laurel Robinson 650.325.6161 959 WAVERLEY ST SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $3,795,000 4 BR 3.5 BA Beautiful Arts & Crafts home. Full restoration & addition completed in 2007. Tim Trailer 650.325.6161 714 CHIMALUS DR SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,148,000 4 BR 4.5 BA Traditional charm + modern designer touches. Open kit/FR. Quiet. Close to Calif Ave shops. Alexandra Von Der Groeben/Judy Decker 650.325.6161 1137 FOREST AV SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,398,000 3 BR 2 BA Beautiful ranch in Crescent Park. Hardwood floors. Eat-in kitchen. Ken Morgan & Arlene Gault 650.328.5211 2120 MIDDLEFIELD RD SUN 1 - 4 $1,350,000 4 BR 3 BA Old Palo Alto treasure! HW flrs, crown molding, eat-in kit, formal dining rm, studio apt. Ginna Lazar 650.325.6161 BEAUTITULLY REMODELED $1,248,000 3 BR 2 BA Ranch home on a large lot.Great location in a desirable neighborhood. Elena Talis 650.941.7040

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REDWOOD CITY YOUR OWN HOME & RENTAL $839,000 3/2 like a private home & 2/1 rental in the front. No common walls. New roof in 2006. Geraldine Asmus 650.325.6161 PRIME MOUNT CARMEL LOT! $335,000 Beautiful 6880 sf lot on a wonderful street. Ready to draw plans for your dream house! Alexandra Von Der Groeben 650.325.6161

REDWOOD SHORES SUNLIT TOP LEVEL UNIT $420,000 2 BR 1 BA Well maintained end unit on top level. Lots of sunlight & views of open space. Stack W&D. Ann Griffiths 650.325.6161

SAN JOSE 1664 MULBERRY LN SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,775,000 5 BR 3 BA Remodeled hm in Willow Glen w/family rm, French doors, updtd baths, lrg backyard & patio. Tim Trailer 650.325.6161

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SAN MATEO 212 PRAGUE ST SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $689,000 3 BR 2.5 BA Gorgeous home w/a state of the art kitchen! Designer touches! Terrific spacious floorplan! Cesar Cervantes 650.328.5211

SANTA CLARA 4469 LAFAYETTE ST SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $715,000 4 BR 3 BA Room to Grow in this Gated Community,Corner Unit w/Ground 4th Bdrm,Large Loft & Sep Fam Rm Tina Kyriakis 650.941.7040

SARATOGA 14170 TEERLINK WY SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,488,000 4 BR 3.5 BA Nestled in the prestigious Saratoga Hills is this 4400 sq.ft home w/a contemporary flair. Deepa Rangan 650.941.7040

SUNNYVALE QUIET & BRIGHT 1-STORY HM $899,000 3 BR 2 BA Beautiful 1-Story Home in a Great Neighborhood w/Exceptional Cupertino Schools! Barbara Chang 650.941.7040 CHARMING TH ON CUL-DE-SAC $647,000 4 BR 2.5 BA Rare opportunity. Charming 4BR townhome on cul-de-sac w/upgrades. End unit w/2 yards. A/C. Niloo James 650.325.6161 END UNIT $494,000 3 BR 2 BA Living room has slider to private patio,recessed lighting,dining room w/ ceiling fan. Royce Cablayan 650.941.7040


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