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Four running for three seats in school board race By Nick Veronin

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he Mountain View Whisman School District is poised to hold its first contested election since 2004, with four contenders for three open seats on the district’s board of trustees this November. The candidates are Peter Darrah, Bill Lambert, Steve Nelson and Jim Pollart. All three incumbents — Fiona Walter, Ed Baily and Steve Olson — decided not to seek re-election.

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Connor Sato, left, and Tyler Sato hold bowls with paper lotus leaves in the Ochigo procession at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple on Sept. 29.

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hat began during the Depression as a small service for Japanese farm workers conducted inside people’s homes celebrated 50 years as the Mountain View Buddhist Temple last weekend. “The farmers helped build the temple to what it is today,” said Richard Endo, four-time

president of the 500-member temple. “We should be grateful to our pioneers that have made the temple what it is today. We are very fortunate.” Honoring the past of the temple at 575 North Shoreline Boulevard as it looks to grow in the future was the theme of the event over the weekend, Endo said. The temple was first imagined

when local Japanese-Americans returned from World War II internment camps in 1945 and found that the temple’s former location in the Mockbee building at Dana and View streets — near where a large Japanese business community had also been — was no longer available. Over $38,000 was raised and See BUDDHIST TEMPLE, page 4

Housing a hot topic for candidates By Daniel DeBolt

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n a Whisman neighborhood forum Monday night, City Council candidates had differing views on how to tackle what they all agreed is an affordable housing problem in Mountain View. “I don’t really understand the logic of subsidized housing in a popular place like this,” said

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incumbent Mayor Mike Kasperzak. “One of the things people really like about this community is diversity, and we are becoming a community where people cannot afford to live. I actually got a call earlier this year from a Googler who was being priced out of their apartment. I don’t See HOUSING, page 8

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Peter Darrah Peter Darrah, a decade-long Mountain View resident, is the father of two children and husband to Landels Elementary kindergarten teacher Amy Darrah. He said he enjoys running, cycling, ultimate Frisbee, and, above all, spending time with his family. The computer engineer lives in the Old Mountain View neighborhood just off Castro Street — where he and his family enjoy spending time. “We love the community and all the restaurants,” Darrah. He holds two bachelor’s degrees — one in Latin American studies from Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., and one in computer engineering from the University of the Pacific in Stockton. Before moving to Mountain View as a “high-tech immigrant,” he started a small business making custom wooden kayak paddles in Costa Rica. “The main reason I’m running is for the kids,” Darrah said. “My kids are super important to me. Our children’s education is critical for all of our futures.” He has been involved with the district for many years — working on a MVWSD task force, serving on the board of the Mountain View Education Foundation and volunteering at Landels. Besides his service to the dis-

trict, Darrah said his role as manager at Advanced Microdevices should convince voters of his professionalism and ability to tackle big projects. He said the time he spent in Costa Rica, his degree in Latin American studies and his ability to speak fluent Spanish will be assets in a district with such a large Hispanic population.

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“I think I understand better than most (non-Hispanic) people what the issues facing that community are,” he said. The efforts being made at Castro to involve parents, families and the community in the education process is a great first step in boosting academic performance in local Hispanic communities, he said. “It takes a whole community to educate a child.” He said his wife being a teacher in a district school is not a conflict of interest. “I can vote on the teacher contract, because my wife is covered by collective bargaining,” he wrote on his campaign website. “Her salary is set along with all the other 250 teachers in the district. It’s based solely on years of service and education. No board member, superintendent, or principal can affect her salary apart from the rest of the teachers.” In fact, Darrah said, having his wife teaching in the district is an asset. “It gives me a lot of See SCHOOL BOARD, page 6

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icycle advocates are buzzing about new Census data which shows that bicycling to work is on the rise in Mountain View — so much so that it is now just about equal to that of Portland, Ore., the self-proclaimed “bike capital” of America. In 2011, the percentage of commuters using bikes in Mountain View jumped from 4.1 percent to 6.2 percent, according to the American Community Survey, a product of the U.S. Census Bureau. That is just shy of Portland’s 6.3 percent. “That’s pretty incredible, considering we haven’t upgraded our bike network in a while,” said resident Jarrett Mullen. “Imagine how high we could go if the city revamped the city-wide network.” Mullen acknowledged the impact of the city’s creekside trails in promoting bike use, but is also pushing for safer streets for bicyclists and pedestrians elsewhere, especially in the Rengstorff Park area. “It does seem like a rather big jump from the 4.1 percent in 2010, or the 3.3 percent for 2008-10,” said bike advocate Andrew Boone of Mountain View’s numbers. “But the data for Palo Awlto show the same trend — a rapid increase in bicycling to work over the past few years. Sunnyvale shows an increase as well, though less impressive.” In 2011, Palo Alto also saw big gains, going from 8.6 percent to 10.1 percent and passing Boulder, Colo. (9.6 percent) to become the No. 2 bike city in the country. Davis, the Central Valley college town, still tops the charts for cities, with 16.6 percent. Stanford is at a whopping 40 percent, though it is considered a “census designated place,” and not a city. The number of people biking to work in Mountain View has steadily increased since 2005, when the number was at 2.8 percent. What is causing the increase? “I suspect that safety education and encouragement programs at Stanford University, the Palo Alto Unified School District, Google, and the businesses in the Moffett Business Park in Sunnyvale are driving these increases at least as much as improved infrastructure,” Boone said.

n hopes of making their streets safer, residents of the Shoreline West neighborhood are taking action in response to pedestrian fatalities this year on Califronia Street and Shoreline Boulevard. A meeting is set for October 15 to allow people to share their concerns and experiences with walking and biking in the area west of Shoreline Boulevard and around California Street. Police and public works officials are expected to attend. “The William Ware incident has sort of galvanized our community,” said Tracy Chu, a Shoreline West neighborhood resident. Ware was hit by a speeding car while standing at a bus stop on California Street at Escuela Avenue on the morning of June 21. “There’s lot of lively discussion about this” among neighbors online, she said. “There are people in the neighborhood who want to get involved.” Chu also pointed to two others pedestrian deaths: Joshua Baker was hit and killed on Sept. 15 while crossing California Street, 500 feet west of Shoreline Boulevard and on April 9, Erik Onorato was struck and killed while crossing Shoreline Boulevard just north of Wright Avenue. Chu says police are working on a request for more data on collisions involving pedestrians that have resulted in injury or death. The hope is that pinpointing dangerous locations could better prioritize traffic improvements to reduce deadly collisions. “Our goal is to consolidate a lot of these concerns and suggestions from the community and use it as starting point to engage the city and City Council,” Chu said. Residents hope to “bring focus to this issue and drive some improvements in risk reduction.” While a similar effort called the Rengstorff Great Streets Initiative has called for some specific measures, such as narrowing California Street from four lanes to three to slow traffic, Chu said the neighborhood is not ready to back any solutions in particular,

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esidents had heated exchanges with PG&E officials at a meeting Tuesday evening San Lucas Way over plans to strip their backyards over a major gas line. Residents said they fear for their safety in case of an explosion like the one in San Bruno in 2010 that killed eight people. “At first I was upset over trees,” said one of the neighbors. “Now I fear for my life.” PG&E officials tried to convince the residents that backyard tree roots, especially of older trees that have been allowed to grow for decades, posed an immediate threat to their safety. “When the wind blows that tree over and the roots are around that pipe, what do you think is going to happen?” said PG&E official Mike Falk. “It is not going to be pretty sight.” Residents expressed frustration with PG&E’s insistence that the pipeline not be relocated to Middlefield Road, requiring them to lose all their trees instead. Neighbors said they were not satisfied with PG&E assurances that the pipeline had been pressure tested and found

to be safe. The deadly San Bruno incident “changed everything,” said Eileen Telleria. It feels like PG&E is “budgeting our safety,” Telleria said. “If something were to happen when you are not inspecting it, we are dead. Then you will have to do something different.” “I get calls from people telling me they are losing sleep every night because of their fears,” said her husband, Beto Telleria. Since 1944, PG&E has had the 15-foot wide easement, which runs through 16 backyards near San Veron Park for a 24-inch diameter pipeline — line 132 — the same line that exploded in San Bruno. As part of renewed safety efforts, PG&E now says numerous older trees have to be removed from over the pipeline, trees which have provided shade and a sense of comfort for decades. “I just don’t want anybody walking out of here with the idea that the first thing we should do is remove the pipeline,” said Falk. “You said it was an option,” said one resident. “No one told us it was an option.” Easement debate The utility company wants the

easement to be clear to allow an aerial view for laser-equipped aircraft to inspect the pipeline, which now done monthly, Falk said. But neighbors say PG&E doesn’t have a right to an aerial view in their easement agreement because such technology didn’t exist in 1944. Instead they say it can be inspected on foot. Eileen Telleria claimed that the easement agreement actually did not mention trees. “We don’t agree we are violating the easement,” neighbor Dennis Goldwater said. “The easement makes it clear trees are allowed.” He said he would like to know how much money it could cost to relocate the gas line because “you are facing an expensive legal fight. Compensating us for the cost of changing our agreement will be enormous.” Same story At the meeting it was made clear that any structure, tree or piece of vegetation over 18 inches in height could pose a problem for the pipeline, which is buried several feet under their backyards. “We could show you pictures See PG&E, page 13

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insight into what happens inside the classroom,� he said — noting he gets perspective both from his children and his wife on programs such as EDI and Khan Academy. Darrah said he feels it is an “exciting time� for the district right now, explaining why he is choosing to run. “We just passed Measure G and I think it’s important that we use those funds wisely.� Even with the approval of the $198 million Measure G, Darrah understands that the district has been hit hard by cuts from above and could be hit again. In order to protect the district from decisions made in Sacramento and Washington, he said the district should do more to take advantage of local resources. Businesses such as Google have demonstrated their willingness to donate and lend a helping hand in other ways — through volunteers and donating hardware for example. Darrah said he would like to see the district continue to elicit help from the community. Peter Darrah Age: 44 Occupation: Computer Engineering Manager, AMD Education: B.A. Latin American Studies; Hampshire College; B.S. Engineering, University of the Pacific Neighborhood: Old Mountain View Website: www.darrah.org

Bill Lambert Bill Lambert has lived in Mountain View, near Monta Loma Elementary School for 10 years. He said he enjoys gardening, his cats, and shooting hoops. A former research scientist at Bell Labs, Lambert is now a patent attorney, specializing in helping Silicon Valley start-ups. Even though he loves his current job, Lambert said he remains a “scientist at heart.� As such, he is an advocate for increasing kids’ exposure to science, technology, engineering and math (often referred to as STEM). The younger and more frequently children are given the opportunity to engage in scientific activities, the better, he said. Lambert has become increasingly engaged with local politics and education issues since his 23-year-old daughter graduated from college and moved to New York City. “A part of me has always wanted to be a teacher,� he said, noting that he has volunteered with schools. For close to two years now, Lambert has attended nearly every district board meeting as a representative for the local chapter of the League of Women

Voters. In that time, Lambert has learned a great deal about the issues and said that it was only “natural� that he run for a seat on the board. “I feel I can really bring a lot to the school district,� Lambert said. In his view, the Monta Loma neighborhood — and most communities north of Shoreline Boulevard — are underrepresented in city politics. And that includes the school district boards. “I really feel that I do have an obligation to run.� As a scientist living in an area of the city with a large Latino population, Lambert said he would like to see a push to get more Hispanic students interested and thriving in STEM subjects, with the aim of ultimately seeing a greater percentage finding work in high tech jobs. He acknowledged that cultural and language barriers will need to be overcome in order to achieve this goal. More afterschool programs could help, he said. So would reaching out to families and engaging parents and the community in neighborhoods like Monta Loma. “I think it’s a really exciting time� in the district, Lambert said, noting the passage of Measure G and the introduction of new and varied educational techniques and technologies such as EDI and Khan Academy. “I would really like to be a part of that process.� In addition to his work with the League of Women Voters, Lambert is an active supporter of the Day Worker’s Center and a graduate of the Leadership Mountain View program. Lambert said his involvement in the community is something voters should consider. “A (strong leader), in my opinion, doesn’t have to be expert in any single thing, but has to have the right connections in the community to be able to leverage the expertise of those around you,� he said. “I have those connections. I have put in the time.� The Mountain View Whisman district has made “tremendous progress� of late, Lambert said, indicating his support for the current district administration. “I think everybody recognizes that we can do so much more. ... It’s what we all want in the community — basically to make Mountain View a world-class public education system,� he said. Bill Lambert Age: 61 Occupation: Patent Attorney Education: B.A. Biochemistry, UC Berkeley; Ph.D Chemical Physics, Caltech; J.D. University of New Hampshire Neighborhood: Monta Loma www.elect-bill-lambert.com

Steven Nelson Steven Nelson, a father of three, has lived in Mountain View for 25 years. As a longtime science and math teacher with an interest in community politics and educational issues, Nelson said he is running for the board of trustees in order to help the district move from a “good� educational organization to a “great� one. As a young man, Nelson served for two years in the Peace Corps, where he taught middle schoollevel science in the West African country of Liberia. Upon returning to the U.S., he worked in high tech for about 17 years before earning his credential and taking up teaching. Now retired, Nelson spent the last seven years of his career working as a substitute teacher — a job that took him to every campus in the district. He has also taught in other schools outside the district. “I’ve seen a lot of different teaching styles, and a lot of different districts,� Nelson said. “It has given me a pretty broad perspective on what a high quality teacher looks like and the kinds of skills (high quality teachers) need to have.� Nelson frequently attends board meetings and addresses the board with concerns and suggestions. He has been planning to run for several months, as he said he is “significantly� less satisfied with the school district than he was two years ago. Nelson is concerned that the district is not as transparent as it should be. “Generally, I think they have been using the minimal possible public input that they can get away with.� A lack of public input is particularly problematic, Nelson said, since the board of trustees has been so accepting of the recommendations handed down from district administrators. Nelson said he would like to see the school district operating more like the Mountain View City Council, which he regards highly. Nelson said the first step is to increase community outreach. “I think the school district hasn’t been getting input from the whole community,� he said, echoing a concern he has raised repeatedly in interviews and at school board meetings. Nelson headed up a campaign in opposition to Measure G, the $198 million school bond, which won easily in June. Though Nelson said he would like to see local schools get more money for new facilities, he was concerned that the district did not gather sufficient community input and continually called for Continued on next page

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district officials to be more specific about how they planned to spend the money. Nelson said he thinks the Student Facilities Improvement Plan needs to be tightened up. The plan lists close to $500 million in projects that officials want to see completed, even though they will only have about $198 million to spend. If elected, Nelson said he would work to find out exactly how the community would like to see the bond money spent. Steven Nelson Age: 61 Occupation: Teacher/Retired Engineer Education: Secondary Teaching Credential: Science & Math, San Jose State; M.S. Scientific Instrumentation, UC Santa Barbara; B.A. Astronomy, UC Berkeley Neighborhood: Cuesta Park Website: sites.google.com/site/mvwsdchange/ home

Jim Pollart Jim Pollart and his wife have been Mountain View residents for about 15 years, and live in the Whisman Station neighborhood with their two daughters, one at Bubb Elementary and one at Mountain View High School. The vice president of land acquisition and forward planning at O’Brien Homes in Foster City, in his spare time Pollart has been involved with local school issues since his first daughter enrolled in kindergarten — working first with the Bubb PTA, then the school site council and on district-level issues. Pollart considered running for the school board in the last election, but ultimately decided against entering the race. “Now, it’s the right time,” Pollart said. “We’re going to have three new board members — a majority of the board members are going to be new, which means there will be a chance to take a step back and change things.” It’s not that Pollart envisions a massive overhaul of the district. “We have a good school district,” he said. “Our schools are high-performing schools, but

I’d like to see them continue to improve and maybe even accelerate the rate of improvement.” If elected, Pollart said he would step-up community outreach. “We have an incredible amount of resources here in our community that weren’t here 10 years ago,” he said. “One of the things I would like to see us do better as a district is engage the community. By that, I mean the residents, the businesses and every aspect of the community. ... If we can get more community involvement, we can harness those resources to benefit our kids in all kinds of ways.” Those resources, he said, aren’t just monetary. Mountain View is a technological hotbed, and Pollart would like to see the district tap into that. As the head of Share Shoreline, he led the effort to get the city to share revenue from the Shoreline tax district with the two local school districts. Pollart said he is uniquely placed to continue advocating for the district in future negotiations. He vowed to fight to extend the current agreement — which secured close to $14 million for local schools, and which is scheduled to lapse this year. “My goal will be to be a part of a negotiation with the city to extend that agreement and hopefully make it a permanent agreement,” he said. Working as a civil engineer and leading a wide range of development and construction projects over his career, Pollart said he will be an asset to the board when it comes to Measure G projects. “My background and technical experience will allow me to have a meaningful role in making sure that the nuts and bolts of that program are well executed — selecting the contractors, selecting the managers, etc.” Jim Pollart Age: 50 years old Occupation: Vice President, Irvine Company Education: B.S. Civil Engineering, Purdue University; MBA Wharton School of Business Neighborhood: Whisman Station Website: pollart4schools.com

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VICTOR W. KOTOWSKI SR. Victor W. Kotowski Sr., Mountain View resident, died Sept. 24 after battling skin cancer. He was 84. Victor was born on July 30, 1928 in Utica, NY, and he joined the United States Navy in his early twenties. While serving his country, he also boxed and played football. After leaving the Navy, he spent most of his adult life in Oregon and California. For the last 20 years, he lived in Mountain

View with his wife and longtime companion Ann, who preceded him in death in 2010. Victor is survived by his older brother Walt; his sons Jim and Vic; and grandchildren Genevieve, Jordyn, Jarrett, and Nick. A private service is planned with burial in the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Ca. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society or Wounded Warrior Project.

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think we want a community where our Starbucks barista has to drive from Tracy to serve us coffee. We’re going to become a gated community.” Kasperzak mentioned the “housing impact fee” paid by commercial building development such as that of Google, a fee which some council members want to raise. “When Google brings in 10,000 employees that a creates demand for lower paid service workers,” Kasperzak said. “It’s a problem.”

Vice mayor and incumbent John Inks had the “opposite point of view,” he said, calling the programs Kasperzak supports “kind of a disaster” that only serves a small portion of those who need it. Housing development “doesn’t create a need for housing itself,” Inks said, but “you have single property owners and developers paying the whole fee” towards subsidizing affordable housing. “That’s because you can isolate them. If you went to the broader community and said, ‘Let’s all chip in,’ like we did with the recent parcel tax, they would say,

‘No way, let the other guy pay for it,’” said Inks. “I think it is appropriate maybe to have some sort of subsidized housing program,” Inks said. “But you have to have a broader tax base. Don’t just penalize individual developers and property owners.” Candidate Margaret Capriles said the city needs to take another look a the problem. “I think we have to step back and say, ‘What do we really cherish in Mountain View, what do we want it to be?’” Capriles said. “We need to seriously consider, do we all chip in? We do have a very consolidated plan to address

the lower income socioeconomic areas but as far as going for the middle class ... what kind of housing can somebody in the middle class afford and what can we do about it?” Speaking as the owner of Mountain View’s Basin Robbins, candidate and planning commissioner John McAlister expressed concern, and mentioned a developer’s recent claim that $800,000 row houses were “affordable.” “Baskin Robbins doesn’t pay great salaries,” he said. “Even my little store, it’s tough to get employees because they can’t live in Mountain View. I work a lot

STEVENS CREEK TRAIL ACCESS POINT IMPROVEMENTS NORTH OF EL CAMINO REAL The City of Mountain View will be constructing a new access point to the Stevens Creek Trail from the north side of El Camino Real on the east side of Stevens Creek. Construction is scheduled to begin January 2013 and to be completed by February 2013. The existing trail will remain open during construction, and signs and flag persons will be present for traffic control. Trail users are advised to take extra caution when approaching the construction site. Residents are invited to attend the Council Meeting on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as the item can be heard) where the City Council will review, comment, and consider approval of the project. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, at 500 Castro Street. If you would like more information about the project, or have questions or concerns, please contact Joy Houghton, Project Engineer of the Public Works Department, at (650)903-6311, or visit the City’s web site at www.mountainview.gov.

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with high school students, which is great because I give them their first job and they live with mom and dad. But I have huge turnover.” McAlister said he’d like for his shift leaders to at least be able to afford to pay rent in Mountain View. “I agree with John Inks, the developer should not be penalized,” McAlister said. As a “community, we should find a way to pay for it.” Candidate Chris Clark expressed support for the city’s current efforts, having served on a committee that helped distribute over $12 million in affordable housing funds to projects, including 51 affordable family homes under construction behind the Tied House and a smaller affordable project recently approved for the disabled. He noted that the city’s practices are not “out of whack” compared to neighboring cities. “I think what we are doing is on par with the rest of the area,” Clark said. “I’m pretty proud of what we’ve done, at least in the last couple years.” North Bayshore housing Inks was vocal about this opposition to the council’s recent vote against allowing zoning for over 1,000 homes for Google employees in North Bayshore, saying the discussion was “hijacked by discussions of feral cats and dormitories” and that the city should have at least studied it further. Capriles said she supported the rejection of housing because of its possible impact on Shoreline Park wildlife, which includes the rare burrowing owl, to which Kasperzak reminded everyone that the homes would not have been allowed inside Shoreline Park, but on Shoreline Boulevard south of Charleston Road. McAlister said he also voted no on the idea as a commissioner because North Bayshore is isolated from services, increasing the need for cars. He said small businesses would not be able to compete with all of Google’s free services and food for employees. “I voted yes because it was clearly the environmentally superior option,” said Chris Clark, whose views were similar to Kasperzak and others who said it would reduce car traffic and help create a livable neighborhood with new services, which he said Google wants to support with incentives for employees who use them. “I don’t think it’s something we are going to revisit anytime soon without a transportation solution” to better connect North Bayshore to the rest of the city, Clark said. V

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Announces Availability of Explanation of Significant Differences for Jasco Chemical Company Superfund Site, Mountain View, California The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an Explanation of Significant Differences (ESD), which modifies the cleanup approach at the Jasco Chemical Superfund site at 1710 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA. The original cleanup remedy is described in the September 30, 1992 Record of Decision (ROD). On September 13, 2002, EPA issued an ESD that modified three elements of the remedy selected in the ROD. The 2002 ESD modified the treatment method for groundwater and soil in the drainage swale area at the rear of the Jasco site as well as the deed restriction requirement. The deed restriction identified in the ROD was modified to reflect that groundwater at the site had been subsequently impacted by an off-site source of tetrachloroethene (PCE) contamination, which did not result from Jasco operations. A restriction was put in place to eliminate the potential for exposure to chemical vapors during any future construction activities at the site and ensure that the underlying groundwater would not be disturbed. The most recent ESD that EPA is announcing at this time is the ESD dated September 26, 2012, which clarifies the purpose of the deed restriction modified by the 2002 ESD. The deed restriction addresses the PCE plume originating from an off-site source, which is not part of the site. Cleanup goals were achieved for both soil and groundwater in 2002. From 2002-2006, no chemicals of concern other than PCE were present in groundwater above cleanup standards. Therefore, the 2012 ESD clarifies that the deed restriction is no longer a component of the remedy for the Jasco site, and the PCE plume has been referred to the State of California for further evaluation. The ESD and related documents are part of the site Administration Record, which is available for review at: Mountain View Public Library 585 Franklin St. Mountain View, CA 94041 (650) 903-6337

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tarting this month, El Camino Hospital staff will begin working extra hard to ensure Medicare patients take their prescription medications properly, make it to their followup appointments and remain healthy. It’s not that the Mountain View health care organization wasn’t doing that before, but now it will be fined by Medicare every time one of its elderly patients is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged. The new penalty, which went into effect on Oct. 1, is part of the Affordable Care Act and is meant to encourage hospitals and doctors to strive for quality care over the quantity of care. The Centers for Medicare Services has estimated that the hospital will not be penalized, said Cheryl Reinking, vice chief of clinical operations at ECH. The hospital “performs statistically significantly above the national average for 30-day readmission rates,� Reinking said, explaining estimate. However, she added, readmissions can’t always be prevented, so “we’re not resting on our laurels. Even if the hospital is penal-

ized due to something beyond their control, Reinking said the rule is good, because it is forcing her and her colleagues to provide better care for patients. “The government is pushing us to collaborate and coordinate care outside the walls of our hospital,� Reinking said. “We should be doing that. It’s what our patients and our community members deserve.� In preparation, the hospital has created some new positions and begun building out technological infrastructure to help patients stay on top of their health. For starters, thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the hospital will be able to hire a number of new staff members, including a pharmacist dedicated to explaining medications to elderly patients in great detail. Before, patients would be given their list of medications by a nurse and told to pick them up at the pharmacy. Now, they will be able to go over possible drug interactions and ask questions about what time of day they ought to take their various pills. The hospital is also working on building a telemedicine network, which will allow elderly

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patients living in the six nearby skilled nursing facilities to have videoconferencing checkups. Eliminating the need for some in-person checkups will make it easier and more efficient for doctors and nurses to keep tabs on how a patient is doing and make sure they are taking their medication correctly. “It’s just much better to be in the room with them virtually,� than over the phone, said Reinking, a registered nurse. “We saw them last and we can pick up on subtle changes.� Reinking said she heard estimates that hospitals can expect to be docked an average of $125,000 in readmission fees in the first year of the new rule going into effect. She was not sure exactly what El Camino is expecting to have to pay. “We’re working very hard so that we don’t� have to pay, she said. V

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PRETTY IN PINK Mountain View firefighters will be wearing pink during October to be a part of “Passionately Pink for a Cure,� a nationwide program in support of breast cancer. Firefighters will be donning the pink shirts October 14-20 in order to raise awareness about breast cancer, support those battling the disease and to raise funds in support of the El Camino Hospital Women’s Health Foundation. “Passionately Pink for the Cure� is a program adopted by numerous fire departments across the country, including Mountain View, and October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. City Council mem-

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that would really scare you of what we’ve found in the last four months,� Falk said. “Living, breathing vegetation emits acid into a water-filled soil. That’s not good for bare steel.� One neighbor said a realtor “guaranteed� that the known existence of the pipeline would mean a sharp drop in the price of her home, but PG&E officials said that wasn’t the case. “Why does a small group like us have to pay the ultimate price for our city?� said the neighbor, who didn’t want to be named. “Why can’t you just ante up and get this thing out of our yards so we get to live the way our neighbors get to?� The meeting was called by public works director Mike Fuller as a way to make sure all the residents were told “the same story� by PG&E. Goldwater claimed PG&E had been trying the “divide and conquer� approach in meeting with each household, while others claimed PG&E was “bullying� them by threatening to dig up the pipe and kill their trees, and “lying� to them about the cost of moving the pipeline, quoted to some as costing $1 million a foot. “Really? Do you think we’re that stupid?� said one neighbor. Kenneth Hauck, a resident of a condo complex at 1963 Rock Street, also raised concerns about losing several smaller trees that screen his backyard because they sit over another gas pipeline, line 109. Falk said that line is set to be relocated next year. “I’m still going to lose every tree in my backyard even though you are going to be taking the pipeline out,� Hauck said. Email Daniel DeBolt at ddebolt@mv-voice.com

bers will reportedly be sporting pink shirts at their October 16 meeting. Firefighters will be purchasing their own pink shirts and any one who wants to show their support in the fight against breast cancer can purchase the pink shirts. The shirts are available at these two locations: Police/Fire Administration Building, 1000 Villa St., Mon.Fri., 8-5 p.m.; and Fire Station 4, 229 N. Whisman Road, in the parking is behind the station, 8

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CITY WEBSITE SURVEY If you’ve ever had trouble using the city’s website, now is the time to say something. A survey asking for opinions on the city’s website has been launched as part of a City Council goal this year to improve the city’s information technology. The survey asks what people

like about the site, what they would change, what features should be added and if certain things are hard to find. City officials say the end result will be a site with increased usability and a new look and feel. The survey can be found online at mountainview.gov or or email responses to mvweb@ mountainview.gov For more information, call Kimberley Thomas, assistant to the city manager, at 903-6301. —Daniel DeBolt

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developers to hang out and work was appropriately on Kickstarter, a website that collects and then dispenses funding for start-ups. Donors can use a credit card to donate online at the Kickstarter website, but the Dojo was $57,000 shy of its goal when Relan ended the drama. The Dojo’s popular classroom and open office environment for start-ups was housed in an industrial space on Whisman Road, but ran into problems when the city inspectors threatened to shut the operation down for not meeting city codes in January. The upgrades needed — a fire alarm system, fire sprinklers, upgraded restrooms compliant with the American Disabilities Act, and building permits — were expensive, requiring Dojo directors to raise about $250,000 to get the job done. But the while the going was slow and the city more compliant, the hacker spirit was not to be denied, and with Relan’s final donation, Mountain View’s Hacker Dojo is on its way to meeting city codes. It will continue to nurture many software developers like Ben Silberman, CEO of Pinterest, who said he spent long hours at the Hacker Dojo before launching his company. Now software developers who need an inexpensive place to work and commiserate with fellow hackers will be welcome at this soon-to-be up-to-code facility where everyone is focused on building a better way to live and work.

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THE PROBLEM WITH MEASURE M Measure M on the November ballot in the El Camino Hospital District would limit the salary of the hospital chief executive officer (CEO) and any other managers to double that of the governor. While voters might enjoy cutting salaries that seem high, Measure M violates our nation’s founding principles of representative democracy and free-market economy. The outstanding quality of our community hospital would be lost if Measure M passes. Hiring the appropriate executive is the most important function we delegate to our elected representatives. The district board cannot be held responsible for the hospital if its authority to offer a market-rate salary to attract a suitable CEO is taken away. Our hospital CEO manages revenues of approximately $650 million a year. District tax revenues are $15 million. Taxes are allocated to capital improvements and grants for selected non-profit health improvement

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organizations in the district. Our district taxes are not used for hospital salaries. In our great system of representative democracy we elect people to research issues and make decisions for us. Anyone who disagrees with board decisions can vote for new board members. Three of the five board positions are being contested in the election this November. King Lear Los Altos

NASA CAN SPEND FOR SHUTTLE, BUT NOT HANGAR ONE It is very telling that NASA has unlimited money to fly the Space Shuttle Endeavour on an Homeric Odyssey all over the USA and then to put it in a museum in Los Angeles in a grossly blatant publicity stunt, but that NASA can’t find the money to re-skin Hanger One. To me, this is a blatant indictment of the management of NASA’s present manned space

flight program. It has degenerated from its once-extraordinary scientific and engineering achievements into a desperate self-serving public relations scheme designed to protect the jobs of its administrators, employees, and contractors. Note that I do not criticize

but rather highly praise NASA’s unmanned programs, which continue to be highly successful and on the cutting edge of science and engineering. I have great pride in their people and of their remarkable record of achievements. William R Hitchens Sunnyview Lane

      



       

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made.” Things were daunting at first, he said. Though Oren Dobronsky has plenty of experience with startups, the restaurant business presented him with a fresh set of challenges. The startup world has a certain degree of tolerance and flexibility. In the restaurant world, he said, customers can be very unforgiving. The logistical challenges are also far more intense in the food business, he said. “You need at least 30 people

for different shifts starting in the same week and knowing the food that they may not have been familiar with,” he said. Oren’s Hummus Shop proudly touts its Israeli connection. The giant chalkboard that lines the restaurant’s western wall proclaims, “Finally an authentic Israeli restaurant in the Silicon Valley.” The shop imports many of its ingredients, including tahini, garbanzo beans and coffee, from Israel. “We really wanted to keep it

authentic,” Nancy Dobronsky said. “We ship our ingredients from Israel directly just to get that authenticity.” Among the most important imports was the hummus-making technique. Nancy Dobronsky said she and her husband did plenty of homework in Oren’s motherland before they launched their hummus venture in Silicon Valley. “We went to every single hummus place that there is in Israel,” she said. “I ate a lot of hummus.

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ity the hummus — ever the bridesmaid, the wingman, the reliable sidekick of Middle Eastern cuisine. That, at least, is the norm around downtown Palo Alto, where Mediterranean-themed restaurants dish out bursting falafel sandwiches and sizzling shawarma wraps to the salivating masses. At Oren’s Hummus Shop, things are a little different. In this bustling and idiosyncratic place — where a large chandelier hovers next to a colorful chalkboard and where friendly servers sport “Rip Scoop Eat” T-shirts — the comforting chickpea dip finally gets its chance to shine. A novel idea, perhaps, for local foodies, but not so much for Oren Dobronsky, an Israeli18

born technology entrepreneur who opened the restaurant on University Avenue last year with the hope of bringing a taste of his homeland to Palo Alto. After a stint in New York City, Dobronsky moved to Palo Alto about four years ago. His wife, Nancy, operated a Queens restaurant specializing in salads, wraps and panini. Oren Dobronsky said he began thinking about opening a hummus shop almost immediately after he arrived in Palo Alto and found the city’s hummus selection lacking. He decided to do something about it. “In Israel, people treat hummus very seriously,” Dobronsky said. “It’s kind of like wine in other countries. People have debates about who makes the best hummus, and how it’s

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Free-range chicken skewers come with a side of herbed quinoa and hummus.

8FFLFOE Each place does it its own way. For each person you ask, they have their own styles.� The idea, initially, was to focus mainly on hummus. But before long, they decided to broaden the menu to appeal to the mainstream diner. The restaurant now offers all the staples of Israeli food — falafels, kebabs, baba ganoush — and its chicken skewers, which come with two sides, are among its most popular dishes, Nancy Dobronsky said. But in the end, it’s the hummus that steals the show. The creamy spread arrives in a bowl along with a stack of warm pita bread, which is baked fresh on the premises. While a purist can stick to just the hummus, those looking for a mix of textures can choose a fancier plate like the “Hummus Triangle,� where the hummus sets the stage for slow-cooked fava beans and

garbanzo beans. The two bean types almost press against each other in the middle of the hummus plate, separated only by a dollop of tahini. The hummus rises around the bean platter like pizza crust, encircled by a thin rim of olive oil. The taste may be Israeli, but the aesthetic inside Oren’s Hummus Shop is all Palo Alto. The giant chalkboard on the store’s western wall lists nutritional information about hummus (100 grams of the stuff, for instance, contains 175 calories) and catalogs the beneficial chemicals contained within (if you’re looking to load up on tyrosine, tryptophan or phenyalanine, look no further). And lest you’re still unsure about what region you’re in, a notice on the big board includes a wireless password and the modest acknowledgment, “We are currently in Beta.� V

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Arbitrage (R) (((

Century 16: 2:05 & 7:20 p.m.

Aquarius Theatre: 1, 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m.

The Black Cat (1934) Stanford Theatre: Fri.-Sun. at 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. also at 4:50 p.m. Bolshoi Ballet: La Sylphide Century 20: Sun. at noon; Tue. at 7 p.m. Palo Alto Square: Sun. at noon; Tue. at 7 p.m. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (PG-13) Theatre: 2:45, 5, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.

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Dredd (R) Century 16: In 3D Fri. & Sat. at 10:15 p.m.; In 3D Sun. at 9:50 p.m. Century 20: 11:55 a.m. & 4:55 p.m.; In 3D at 2:25, 7:30 & 9:50 p.m. End of Watch (R) ((1/2 Century 16: 12:20, 3:30 & 7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. also at 10:05 p.m.; Sun. also at 9:40 p.m. Century 20: 11:35 a.m.; 2:15, 5, 7:35 & 10:20 p.m. Finding Nemo 3D (G) Century 16: 11:10 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. (standard 2D); In 3D at 1:50 & 7:15 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. also at 10:15 p.m. (standard 2D); Sun. also at 9:55 p.m. (standard 2D) Century 20: 2:20, 7:20 & 9:55 p.m. (standard 2D); In 3D at 11:50 a.m. & 4:50 p.m. Frankenweenie (PG) Century 16: 11:20 a.m.; 1:40, 4:10 & 6:40 p.m.; In 3D at noon, 2:30, 5:10 & 7:40 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. also at 9:10 p.m.; In 3D Fri. & Sat. also at 10:10 p.m.; Sun. also at 8:55 p.m.; In 3D Sun. also at 9:55 p.m. Century 20: 12:20, 2:45, 5:05, 7:25 & 9:45 p.m.; In 3D at 11:20 a.m.; 1:40, 3:55, 6:10, 8:25 & 10:35 p.m. Gone With the Wind (1939) Century 20: Wed. at 2 & 7 p.m.

Century 16: Wed. at 2 & 7 p.m.

Hotel Transylvania (PG) Century 16: 11 a.m.; 1:30, 4:20 & 7:10 p.m.; In 3D at 11:40 a.m.; 2, 5:10 & 7:50 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. also at 9:45 p.m.; In 3D Fri. & Sat. also at 10:30 p.m.; Sun. also at 9:30 p.m.; In 3D Sun. also at 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m.; 1:45, 4:05, 6:30 & 8:55 p.m.; In 3D at 12:45, 3:10, 5:35, 8 & 10:25 p.m. House at the End of the Street (PG-13) 2:55, 5:25, 7:55 & 10:30 p.m.

  

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The Oranges (R) Palo Alto Square: 4:45 & 7:25 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. also at 2:15 & 9:45 p.m.; Sun. also at 2 p.m.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R) at midnight. Ruby Sparks (R) (((1/2 Fri. & Sat. also at 9:30 p.m.

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LOOPER ---1/2

(Century 16, Century 20) Of all the projects Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been involved with, “Looper� may well be the one to his launch into superstardom. The picture takes place in the year 2044, 30 years before the invention of time travel. Sadly the mob seems to have a stranglehold on the advanced technology, using time travel to send people back to the year 2044 for termination by highly paid Loopers like Joe (Gordon-Levitt). Occasionally the mob will send back the older version of the Loopers themselves to “close the loop,� When Joe’s older self (Bruce Willis) appears in the year 2044 and young Joe can’t pull the trigger, older Joe escapes. The episode sets off a hunt-and-chase that ropes in brassy farmer Sara (Emily Blunt) and her young son Cid (Pierce Gagnon in a spotlight-stealing performance). Director Rian Johnson (“Brick�) demonstrates a deft touch and infuses “Looper� with subtleties and soulful moments. GordonLevitt’s performance is impressive on many levels. He nails Willis’ mannerisms, so it’s easy to believe the two are versions of the same person. Gordon-Levitt also showcases his depth by demonstrating both toughness and compassion. Blunt is also remarkably good as a protective mother, and youngster Gagnon is a revelation. The visual effects underwhelm at times (particularly in scenes involving hovering motorbikes), but the story doesn’t suffer. Ultimately, “Looper� is a thoughtful genre-bender that brings science-fiction, action and mystery together in one tight package. Rated R for strong violence, drug content, sexuality/nudity and language. 1 hour, 59 minutes.— T.H.

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(Century 20) “Pitch Perfect� is a big-screen boon for the “Glee� crowd, and fans of last year’s breakthrough hit “Bridesmaids� will appreciate a similar feminine energy in “Pitch.� Barden University’s all-female a cappella group the Bellas blew its shot at winning the state championship when lead singer Aubrey (Anna Camp) lost her lunch on stage. Enter Beca (Anna Kendrick), a fiercely independent freshman who has more experience creating musical “mashups� on her laptop computer than singing a cappella, who joins the group. Big props to director Jason Moore for maintaining an upbeat atmosphere and getting the most from his talented cast. Kendrick is especially good, demonstrating both comedic and dramatic skills, and Rebel Wilson virtually steals the show with her hilarious portrayal. There is a certain predictability to the plot, and Beca’s romantic story occasionally feels strained. Still, the quirky characters and clever dialogue help absolve other cinematic sins. As 2012 rolls on, “Pitch Perfect� takes the baton as the feel-good movie of the year. Rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and drug references. 1 hour, 52 minutes.— T.H.

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‘Shadow Boxes:’ inspired by music and animation Exhibition of puppet shadow boxes by artist Raquel Coelho. Opening reception & artist talk: Friday, Oct. 19, 6-8 pm. Runs from Oct. 12 to Nov. 25, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. Call 650-917-6800 ext. 306. www.arts4all.org Day Worker Art Exhibition at MV City Hall Workers from the Day Worker Center of Mountain View will put on an art exhibition. Workers’ paintings, crochet and knit pieces, jewelry, and more will be on display. Attendees can stop by while the City Hall is open to see these works of art, or come to the reception on Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. The exhibition shows from Oct. 4-19, Mountain View City Hall, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650903-4102. dayworkercentermv.org Gallery 9 features Nancy Wulff Nancy Wulff’s “Dames and Posies” are on display at Gallery 9 through Oct. 28. Featuring ink drawings and watercolor paintings inspired by nature and love of dance. Reception, Fri. Oct. 5, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in tandem with Los Altos downtown First Friday. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 12-4 p.m. Oct. 2-28, Gallery 9 Los Altos, 143 Main St., Los Altos. www.gallery9losaltos.com

BENEFITS Los Altos follies “Poppycock, Balderdash & Politicking,” a satirical musical revue of modern life and politics to benefit Bus Barn Stage Company. Oct. 11-13, 7:30-8:45 p.m. $55 Thurs., $90 Fri., $90 Sat. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. www.busbarn.org

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS County School Board candidate forum Come ask questions and hear the two candidates for Santa Clara County Board of Education Trustee Area #1 (Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Palo Alto, and Sunnyvale). Co-sponsored by League of Women Voters Los Altos/Mountain View and Crittenden PTA. Oct. 10, 7:45-9 p.m. Crittenden School, 1701 Rock St., Mountain View. Call 650-967-8743. lwvlamv.org Edit with Final Cut Pro and/or Adobe CS6 Staff at two community TV stations are teaching introduction to editing. The Media Center in Palo Alto is teaching FCP7 and KMVT of Mountain View is teaching Adobe Premier. Attendees can learn one or both. Media center class is Oct. 6, 1-5 p.m. and the KMVT class Oct. 11, 6-9 p.m. Add’l day of editing at KMVT included. $95 for either class or $175 for both. Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-494-8686. midpenmedia.org First aid with adult CPR/AED This American Red Cross course meets OSHA Guidelines for First Aid Programs and combines lecture, interactive video demonstrations featuring emergency scenarios that are likely to occur in a workplace environment and hands-on training to teach participants lifesaving skills. Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $90. American Red Cross Silicon Valley, 400 Mitchell Lane, Palo Alto. www.siliconvalleyredcross.org Intro to TV studio production A class that offers hands-on experience to operate the cameras, teleprompter, audio, switcher and character graphics. Attendees learn practical skills on how the equipment works and functions during a production. They will work with your group to do a “program piece” rotating crew positions. Oct. 3-24, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $85. Mtn View Community Television, 1400 Terra Bella Ave., Suite M, Mountain View. Call 650-968-1540. www.kmvt15.org

CLUBS/MEETINGS All about freemium business models Attendees discuss the Freemium business model and hear presentations from Bob Wiederhold, CEO of Couchbase and Pascal Finette, head of Mozilla’s Open Innovations Group. RSVP at Meetup website required. Oct. 11, 6-9 p.m. Couchbase, 2440 West El Camino Real Suite 101, Mountain View. Call 650-851-7865. meetup.com/freemium MVWSD Candidate Forum Five school

board candidates answer questions and explain why people should vote them into one of three open school board seats this November. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters Los Altos/ Mountain View and Crittenden PTA. Oct. 10, 6:15-7:30 p.m. Crittenden School, 1701 Rock St., Mountain View. Call 650-967-8743. lwvlamv.org

COMMUNITY EVENTS Ballot pros and cons What are this year’s propositions and what do they mean? Come learn everything you need to know to be an informed voter in the Nov. 6 Election. Peter Stahl, of the League of Women Voters-Los Altos/Mountain View Area, will be the speaker. Oct. 8, 7-8:30 p.m. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. www.sccl.org/losaltos El Camino Hospital Farmers’ Market El Camino Hospital offers the community a weekly farmers’ market brought to campus by the Bay Area Farmers’ Markets Association. The market, which will take place each Friday during Fall will feature locally grown organic produce, fresh eggs, cheese, breads, kettle corn, fish and nuts. Oct. 5-Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. El Camino Hospital, Mountain View campus, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View. www. elcaminohospital.org/calendar Election Forum Voters can come for an informative pros and cons discussion of the propositions on this November’s ballot. This event is sponsored by the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid-Peninsula. Oct. 9, 7-8:30 p.m. Lucie Stern Community Center, Community Room, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The Electoral College Los Altos Library Presents: The Electoral College with Dr. Jack Rakove, Stanford University Professor of Political Science, discusses why we have the Electoral College and what we can do about it. California Reads progams are supported by Cal Humanities and California Center for the book. Oct. 10, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-948-7683. www.sccl.org

FAMILY AND KIDS Tennis Play Day FREE! A free tennis play day for kids with new red, orange, and green balls. Register by sending an email to toga<\@>mountainviewtennis.net with child’s name and age, parents name, email address, and

NHIGHLIGHT MVUHS “EAGLE” ALUMNI DAY PICNIC All alumni from MV/LA & Awalt high schools are welcome including teachers. Oct. 6, MVUHS “Eagle” Alumni Day Picnic, Cuesta Drive, Mountain View. Call 650-968-1053.

phone number. Oct. 6, 4:30-6 p.m. Cuesta Tennis Center, 685 Cuesta Drive, Mountain View. Call 650-967-5955. www.mountainviewtennis.net

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FILM

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Silicon Valley African Film Festival A showcase of films reflecting the stories by African filmmakers. Highlights: dialogue with filmmakers, African drumming and dance performances, Parade of Nations, award ceremony. Cosponsored by Oriki Theater and Community School of Music and Arts. Oct. 12-14, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. $20 (one-day); $35 (full festival pass). Senior/Student discounts available. Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. www.svaff.org

eWaste Recycling Event The annual E-Waste Recycling Event raises money for the Egan Science Program and ensures that toxic e-waste is recycled responsibly. Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Egan Junior High School, 100 W. Portola Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-387-6746. Flashback Class of 1972 Mountain View Attendees can see “Now and Then” acquaintances. Oct. 5, 6-11 p.m. 10. includes 6 pool tables and cake. California Billiards, 881 El Camino Real, Mountain View. Call 510-882-3321.

HEALTH

TALKS/AUTHORS

El Camino Hospital Free Skin Cancer Screening At this free screening, an El Camino Hospital dermatologist will scan attendees from head to toe and refer them for follow up if there are any areas of concern. Open to participants 18 and older only. No walk-ins will be admitted. Registration required. Oct. 15, 2-4 p.m. Free El Camino Hospital, Melchor Pavilion, Suite 110, 2490 Hospital Drive, Mountain View. www. elcaminohospital.org

Author talk: Ralph Nader In “The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future,” Nader offers his seventeen solutions to save the country from further distress, including cracking down on corporate crime, reducing the military budget, creating new jobs, and fundamental tax reform. Oct. 11, 7-8 p.m. $12 Members; $20 Members; $7 Students. Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 408-280-5530. www.commonwealthclub.org/ events/2012-10-11/ralph-nader-bold-ideas-ouramerican-future Improve eyesight naturally Therapist and educator Meir Schneider discusses his new book “Vision for Life: Ten Steps to Natural Eyesight Improvement.” Meir has developed new techniques for the treatment of a variety of eye conditions. Oct. 11, 7:30-9 p.m. East West Books, 324 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 415-665-9574. self-healing.org Technology and Society Committee Luncheon Forum Veronica Tincher, former President of the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto, leads a discussion of Proposition 37 Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food, including provisions, fiscal impact, history, arguments for and against, and backers and opponents. Oct. 9, 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 Top tourist sights of the solar system

LIVE MUSIC Park Avenue Jazz Concert Attendees casn swing along with love songs of the 1920s-1950s played by pianist David Samuels. Samuels has played for Etta James and Dionne Warwick. Oct. 5, 7-9:30 p.m. Moroccos Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-968-1502. MoroccosRestaurant.com

ON STAGE The Cherry Orchard The orchard is about to be auctioned off to pay debts, but Mme. Ranevskaya and her family enjoy long lunches and parties while time runs out. Through Oct. 14, 8-10 p.m. $10-$30. Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-254-1148. www.thepear.org TheatreWorks presents ‘33 Variations’ This play follows a brilliant musicologist racing to solve one of Beethoven’s greatest mysteries, while her daughter struggles to connect with her. Oct.

Astronomer Andrew Fraknoi will give an illustrated non-technical talk on “The Top Tourist Sights of the Solar System: Where Bill Gates’ Great-Granddaughter Will Go on Her Honeymoon.” Admission free: seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is $3; permits available in the lots. Oct. 12, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Foothill College, Room 5015, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. www.foothill.edu/ast

TEEN ACTIVITIES Club 201 middle school dance Tickets will be on sale Oct. 1-12 for Club 201 Middle School Dance. Open to all Mountain View 6th-8th grade students. Oct. 12, 7-9 p.m. $3 in advance/ $5 at the door. Mountain View Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6410. mountainview.gov/city_hall/ comm_services/recreation_programs_and_services/teen_services.asp High school indoor soccer tournament High schoolers can sign up now for the High School Indoor Soccer Tournament by sending an email to YAC<\@>mountainview.gov with team information. Teams must be all 9th-12th grade students and 5-6 players. Deadline to register is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5. 5-10 p.m. Mountain View Sports Pavilion, 1185 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6410. mountainview.gov/ city_hall/comm_services/recreation_programs_ and_services/teen_services.asp

VOLUNTEERS American Red Cross volunteer orientation Attendees learn about the volunteer opportunities with the American Red Cross by attending volunteer orientation. There is a need for residents to volunteer to help victims of local disasters as well as help the local Palo Alto community prevent and prepare for emergencies. Oct. 10, 6-8 p.m. American Red Cross Silicon Valley, 400 Mitchell Lane, Palo Alto. www.siliconvalley-redcross.org IJustREAD JustREAD is seeking tutors to help teens pass the high school exit exam. Volunteers will tutor in Mountain View during the school day, one-on-one with students in a classroom setting. Commitment of one hour per week required. Orientation and training provided. JustREAD Tutorial Center, 1299 Bryant St., Mountain View. Call 650940-7402. www.justREADcenters.org

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Bulletin Board 115 Announcements

PIANO, VIOLIN, GUITAR LESSONS

230 Freebies

The Manzana Music School

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Violin Lessons

135 Group Activities Thanks to St Jude

140 Lost & Found Found item - Cowper Ct

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Lost 23 year old cat “Tiger” was last seen at Hamilton & Lincoln in Palo Alto. If found call 650-619-6622 24/7

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Interfaith courage talk & supper 6:30 p.m. Wed. Oct. 3 at St. Bede’s, 2650 Sand Hill Rd., Marty Brounstein shares tale of Dutch Jews’ rescue in WWII; reception follows. RSVP 650-854-6555 for free 6 p.m. supper.

155 Pets

Instruction for Hebrew Bar and Bat Mitzvah For Affiliated and Unaffiliated George Rubin, M.A. in Hebrew/Jewish Education 650/424-1940 Italian Classes Benvenuti! Welcome to Casa Italiana! Beg./ int. lang. classes infused with culture, food , music taught in home setting by exp. teacher. Class beg. Oct. 3 -Oct. 26. Meet Mon/ Wed.10:30 1 hr. $148 for 8 sessions. Ongoing classes. Pvt. avail. gmfbuonacucina@yahoo.com

133 Music Lessons A Piano Teacher Children and 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 Flute Lessons Professional flutist,SFOpera,Opera SanJose. San Mateo. 650-627-8439 Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin Lessons Hope Street Music Studios In downtown Mtn.View. Most Instruments voice. All ages & levels 650-961-2192 www.HopeStreetMusicStudios.com Jazz & Pop Piano Lessons Learn how to build chords and improvise. Bill Susman, M.A., Stanford. (650)906-7529

Piano Lessons Susan Jackson, Mus B. MM. Classical, theory-All levels. MTAC—-Jazz lessons. 650-326-3520 Piano Lessons in your home Children and adults. Christina Conti, B.M. 15+ yrs exp. 650/493-6950

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150 Volunteers Fosterers Needed for Moffet Cats FRIENDS OF THE PA LIBRARY

245 Miscellaneous

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REWARD: LOST GREY/BROWN TABBY Lost male cat, DSH gry/brwn tab, “Cassius”-Los Altos Hills. Pls call 773-600-3603 or 650-949-3436.

For Sale 201 Autos/Trucks/ Parts Acura 2001 TL - 7000 Mitsubishi 2001 Montero - 5200.00 Toyota 2000 Sienna XLE Minivan Original owner 650.949.2606 154,000 miles

202 Vehicles Wanted CASH FOR CARS: Any Car/Truck. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Call For Instant Offer: 1-888-420-3808 www.cash4car.com (AAN CAN) Donate Your Car, Truck, Boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. 888-902-6851. (Cal-SCAN)

210 Garage/Estate Sales Menlo Park, 1026 Menlo Oaks Dr., October 6, 7:30-noon Household items, appliances, furniture, electronics, kid/baby gear, books. Menlo Park, 3585 Haven Avenue, Suite C, October 20, 9am to 1pm Menlo Park, 747 Gilbert Ave, Oct. 6 9-1pm Big Garage Sale: clothes, legos, toys, furniture. antiques, and misc. items. Good deals!

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130 Classes & Instruction

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240 Furnishings/ Household items

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Aviation Maintenance Tech Airline careers begin here. Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888) 242-3382. (Cal-SCAN)

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145 Non-Profits Needs

Spring Down Horse Show

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Kid’s Stuff 330 Child Care Offered NANNY & MOM HELPER

340 Child Care Wanted PT afternoon nanny needed driver/nanny Mon-Tue 3-8pm 3 kids

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355 Items for Sale 3 pairofrainboots11/12/13$4 each 4 Teletubbies 6” $5 4 Thomas and Friends DVD’s 8-10 Years boy clothesjeans$40 Boy 4/5 years clothes All Season Boy shoes 8-13 toddler $4each Kids Accordian and zylophone$15 Spiderman,PowerRangersoutfits$5

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Jobs 550 Business Opportunities A Stylish Career Opportunity Take control of your career. Join my team at one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing companies. If you’re motivated, enthusiastic and enjoy high quality men’s fashion, Email trish. mitchell@jhilburnpartner.com or call 650-888-2480 Promotional Products Company Owner retiring after 23 years in business, downtown Palo Alto. Established credit with many supplies (our imprint or yours, only on their full color catalogs). 200 repeat customers (many Spanishspeaking). If you are in this business and interested, come see our files and make offer. Hector, 650/322-4379 or 650/387-0497 (cell)

560 Employment Information $$$HELP WANTED$$$ Extra Income! Assembling CD cases from Home! No Experience Necessary! Call our Live Operators Now! 1-800-405-7619 EXT 2450 http://www.easywork-greatpay.com (AAN CAN) ACTORS/MOVIE EXTRAS Needed immediately for upcoming roles $150-$300 /day depending on job requirements. No experience, all looks needed. 1-800-560-8672 for casting times /locations.

420 Healing/ Bodywork Medical Alert for Seniors 24/7 monitoring. FREE Equipment. FREE Shipping. Nationwide Service. $29.95/ Month CALL Medical Guardian Today 866-944-5935. (Cal-SCAN) Sleep Apnea Sufferers with Medicare. Get FREE CPAP Replacement Supplies at No Cost, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores and bacterial infection! Call 888-699-7660. (Cal-SCAN)

425 Health Services Buy The Blue Pill! Cialis 20mg, Viagra 100mg. 44 pills for only $99.00. Discreet shipping, Satisfaction guaranteed. Call Now 1-888-763-6153 Diabetics with Medicare Get a FREE Talking Meter and diabetic testing supplies at No Cost, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful finger pricking! Call 888-781-9376. (Cal-SCAN) Female Hair Loss Over 30 Million Women Suffer From Hair Loss! Do you? If So We Have a Solution! Call KERANIQUE to find out more. 888-690-0395. (Cal-SCAN) Get tested for 7 STDs, $168. Order and test the same day. Results usually within 72 hours. FDA approved labs. ItsDiscreet.com

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640 Legal Services Disability Benefits Social Security. Win or Pay Nothing! Start your Application In Under 60 Seconds. Call Today! Contact Disability Group, Inc. Licensed Attorneys and BBB Accredited. Call 877-490-6596. (Cal-SCAN)

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730 Electrical A FAST RESPONSE! lic #545936 Bob 650-343-5125. www.HillsboroughElectric.com

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Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): IGNIGHTUS ENTERPRISES, INC. 790 Yuba Drive Mountain View, CA 94041 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 06/07. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on September 20, 2012. (MVV Sep. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 2012) ROUTEARROWS.COM FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 569844 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Routearrows.com, located at 1075 Space Park Way #327, Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): RANDALL G. GRAUN 1075 Space Park Wy #327 Mountain View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 8/2/2006. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on September 21, 2012. (MVV Sep. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 2012) BAKE YOUR HEART OUT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 569994 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Bake Your Heart Out, located at 92 Gladys Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): ALLISON DAUGHERTY 92 Gladys Ave. 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 September 26, 2012. (MVV Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012) CORPORATE AUTO WORKS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 570055 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Corporate Auto Works, located at 770 Yuba Drive, Mountain View, CA 94041, 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): CORPORATE AUTO WORKS, LLC 770 Yuba Drive Mountain View, CA 94041 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 10/01/1981. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on September 27, 2012. (MVV Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012)

997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE TS No. 12-0019449 Title Order No. 12-0033288 APN No. 153-20-032 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/01/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JULIE LYNN MARTH, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 12/01/2005 and recorded 12/28/2005, as Instrument No. 18746452, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Santa Clara County, State of California, will sell on 10/12/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Market Street entrance to the Superior Courthouse, 190 North Market Street,

San Jose, Santa Clara County, CA at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 746 SAN CARRIZO WAY, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, 94043. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein.The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $734,993.50. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state.Said sale will be made, in an â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;AS ISâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee's Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder's Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco. com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-0019449. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 By: Trusteeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.166939 9/21, 9/28, 10/05/2012 MVV

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$1,750,000

4 BR 3.5 BA Originally built in 1905 this hm abounds w/charm & style.Recently remod kit & Ba’s. Gary Herbert, 650.941.7040

Opportunity KNOCKS!!!!

$1,590,000

3 BR 2 BA Location Location Location. Ron & Nasrin Delan, 650.941.7040

Special Opportunity!

$1,375,888

3 BR 2 BA Amazing potential.Build New or Major Remodel.Visionaries will see the potential in this hm Enis Hall, 650.941.7040

LOS ALTOS HILLS Beautiful Custom Home

$4,795,000

4 BR 3 full BA + 2 half Ultimate privacy, sunny acreage. Terri Couture, 650.941.7040

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 244 View St

$945,000

2 BR 2.5 BA 2 story condo end unit in one of the most desired complex in downtown Mountain View. Royce Cablayan, 650.941.7040

Opportunity Downtown

$775,000

2 BR 1 BA Dntn location, hdwd flrs, updtd bath, dbl pane windows, larger garage, lots of potential! Nancy Adele Stuhr, 650.941.7040

Fantastic Townhome

$1,695,000

4 BR 2.5 BA Dramatic entry.Open flr plan.Vaulted ceilings.Dual paned windows.Sunken FR w/fireplace. Karen Quaid, 650.941.7040

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 3716 Redwood Ci

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 715 Garden Dr

$1,500,000

4 BR 2.5 BA Spacious, updated Eichler in an exceptional Palo Alto neighborhood. Sleek modern kitchen. Janie & John Barman, 650.325.6161

Main Level Bed/Bath!

$1,450,000

$925,000

3 BR 2 BA Beautiful spacious home w/remodeled kitchen w/stainless appliances & granite counters. Karin Clark, 650.941.7040

3 BR 2 BA Convenient. Well-cared w/quality improvements. Oak flrs, air-conditioning. Lrg patio. Gar. Nancy Goldcamp, 650.325.6161

SUNNYVALE

Bright & Spacious!

DUPLEX, 3bd/2.5ba & 2bd/2ba. Great SU investment or flex living! Condo conversion in process. Jo Buchanan & Stuart Bowen, 650.941.7040

$1,289,000

4 BR 2 BA Bright & spacious home with a great floorplan. Large lot with many fruit trees & a garden. Zita Macy, 650.328.5211

Rare One-Level Unit!

$950,000

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 152 & 154 S Bernardo Av

$1,248,000

Sat/Sun 1 - 4:30 343 Beemer Ave

$879,000

3 BR 2 BA Rarely available single-level unit. Light & bright. Freshly painted. Refinished hardwood. Colleen Cooley & Kathy Nicosia, 650.325.6161

4 BR 2.5 BA 8 years new,Beautiful Oak flooring w/ custom inlays;Chef ’s kitchen w/Granite counter tops. Shelly Potvin, 650.941.7040

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 365 W Charleston Rd

Cul de sac Bahl Patio Hm

$925,000

2 BR 1.5 BA Great Opportunity to remodel or build new. Large lot. Light and bright. Hardwood floors. Marie Mathevon/Taz Fatima, 650.325.6161

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 3173 Alexis Dr

$3,199,000

3 BR 3.5 BA Infusing organic materials into its dramatic architecture,extraordinary home. Jo Buchanan & Stuart Bowen, 650.941.7040

REDWOOD CITY 125 Dumbarton Ave, 5-Plex

$778,000

2 BR 2 BA Cul de sac newly landscaped & remod. Atrium. Spac loft w/lots of storage. DR cld be 3rd BR Lizbeth Carson, 650.325.6161

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 881 Rattan Te

PALO ALTO HILLS

$525,000

2 BR 2 BA Finally,a single level townhm end unit w/ no one above or below + a 2 car attach garage Royce Cablayan, 650.941.7040

$975,000

5 BR 3 BA Spacious 5 bedroom home w/family room. New carpet, freshly painted. Attached 2 car garage. Nancy Goldcamp, 650.325.6161

$798,000

PALO ALTO

Ideal location to El Camino Real. Great potential. 5 One bedroom units. Appointment only! Greg Stange, 650.325.6161

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 2050 Dartmouth St

SAN JOSE

$660,000

3 BR 2.5 BA End unit in a well established complex & neighborhood,beautiful mature trees. Royce Cablayan, 650.941.7040

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 971 Wisteria Te

$540,000

2 BR 2.5 BA End unit townhouse.Private bckyrd.Open flr plan.13 yrs old.Wood laminate flrs. Royce Cablayan, 650.941.7040

WOODSIDE $2,350,000

5 BR 4 BA Enchanting home and gardens with guest unit and pool. Vintage 1930 charm and character. Nancy Goldcamp, 650.325.6161

Los Altos 650.941.7040 | Palo Alto 650.325.6161

Magnificent New Home

Prime Location! $1,199,000

This home features 7 bdrms & 4.5 baths!Great for a large,extended family. Dory Marhamat, 650.941.7040

$29,000,000

Private prestigious location. 11+ acre property in central Woodside close to town. Susie Dews & Shena Hurley, 650.325.6161

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