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Summer Class Guide PAGE 26 MAY 9, 2014 VOLUME 22, NO. 14 650.964.6300 MOVIES | 24 More candidates enter council race PAT SHOWALTER WAS PLANNING COMMISSIONER IN 1990S LISA MATICHAK SEEKS TO PRESERVE CITY’S CHARACTER By Daniel DeBolt By Daniel DeBolt t’s been over a decade since she was involved in Mountain View’s city government, but Pat Showalter said she believes the time is right to make a run for a seat on the City Council. Showalter was on the city’s planning commission from 1993 to 2001, and says that “certain themes seem to carry through” f rom t he unprecedented growth during the late 1990s dot-com boom, when tech companies and tech workers pushed out many resi- Pat Showalter dents and small businesses. It spurred conversations similar to those heard today about balancing job growth with housing growth to reduce gentrification, and how the city could maintain a sense of community during such an upheaval. fter an introduction to Mountain View politics through her neighborhood’s opposition to a housing project at 450 Whisman Road, and spending the last four years on the planning commission, Lisa Matichak is now seeking a seat on the City Council. “I’m concerned about the f ut u re of Mountain View so I’ve decided to run,” said Matichak, who works as a marketing executive and has owned a home Lisa Matichak in the Wagon Wheel neighborhood for the last eight years, renting in Mountain View for seven years before that. “We’ve had a lot of growth in Mountain View and growth brings a lot of good things with it but it needs to be balanced with I MICHELLE LE Joe Arpaio, the longtime sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona, met with protests in Mountain View over allegations of racial profiling and harsh treatment of prisoners. Protest greets controversial AZ sheriff By Daniel DeBolt A protest of Arizona Sherriff Joe Arpaio’s visit to Mountain View turned strange on Tuesday when the controversial man approached protesters who said his policies amount to “hate.” A group of 25 protesters stood at the entrance to the IFES Portugese Hall on Stierlin Road, chanting at attendees as they pulled into the parking lot of the event held by the Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley. “He was trying to provoke us by being confrontational — that’s his personal style I guess,” said Maria Marroquin, director of Mountain View Day Worker Center. There was a mixture of responses. Some tried arguing with him. At least one person gave the man a hug. Marro- quin said she told him, “We want to welcome you to our community.” One protester said he was trying to humanize himself, and another witness said Arpaio told the crowd that he has family members of “mixed descent” who he doesn’t talk about. Protest signs said: “Sheriff Joe, you must go,” and called A See ARPAIO, page 17 See SHOWALTER, page 13 See MATICHAK, page 13 Puma captured near Rengstorff Park 110-POUND MOUNTAIN LION RELEASED AFTER BEING TRAPPED IN PARKING GARAGE By Kevin Forestieri G ame wardens and police captured an errant mountain lion near Rengstorff park Tuesday night, four hours after it was spotted wandering between apartment complexes near Central Expressway. The Mountain View Police Department received two reports shortly after 6 p.m. that a mountain lion had been spotted on INSIDE South Rengstorff Avenue. Tom Arledge, a resident in the area, said he just gotten home and went outside with his house cat to get the mail when his neighbor pointed out the 110-pound male mountain lion. Arledge’s wife called 911 after failing to contact animal control numbers, which police told him was the right decision. Arledge said the mountain lion was not aggressive, and did not attempt to attack anyone. “It was hanging out under a tree and seemed pretty calm,” Arledge said. “Around 6:30 p.m. it got up and jumped effortlessly into the neighboring apartment complex.” Police get reports of mountain lions once in a while, but usually from the North Shoreline area, and many of the “mountain lions” See PUMA, page 12 VIEWPOINT 18 | GOINGS ON 25 | MARKETPLACE 29 | REAL ESTATE 31 COURTESY MOUNTAIN VIEW POLICE DEPARTMENT

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