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Beyond pizza WEEKEND | 20 JULY 4, 2014 VOLUME 22, NO. 23 650.964.6300 MOVIES | 23 Deal reached to save Milk Pail COUNCIL DELAYS SAN ANTONIO PROJECT, WANTS TO ADD HOUSING By Daniel DeBolt requirements for the Milk Pail market to stay in business past ilk Pail Market owner 2016, when its current parking Steve Rasmussen and agreement expires. developer Merlone “For the past several days my Geier announced Tuesday night team has been working furiously that they had reached a last- on an agreement to allow the minute deal to save the Milk Pail, Milk Pail to remain in business before City Council members where we have always been,” Rasultimately decided mussen said, addto delay the second ing that it would phase of Merlone apply only “if and ‘Communities Geier’s Village at when phase two is San Antonio Cen- are being broken approved.” ter development in Merlone Geiup by this order to replace er’s second phase half the office development at jobs-housing of space in the project the San Antonio with housing. shopping center is imbalance.’ Addressing a slated to replace major communi- EDIE KEATING OF PENINSULA Ross and BevMo at ty concern while San Antonio Road INTERFAITH ACTION bolstering support and California for a controversial Street. It includes project, Mike Grehl of Merlone a 167-room hotel, a large public Geier said it was his pleasure to square, 109,000 square feet of invite Rasmussen to the podium retail space, a 50,000-squareto announce the agreement in foot movie theater and a six-level front of those who packed the parking garage with just over City Council chambers Tuesday, 1,300 parking spaces, and an July 1. The agreement grants office garage with 1,174 spaces. Milk Pail customers access to 11 “The length of the term is parking spaces in a nearby parking garage, enough to meet city See MERLONE GEIER, page 6 M BRANDON CHEW Zack Gospe, a singer-songwriter who graduated from Los Altos High School, is about to release a professionally recorded EP. From the basement to Hollywood LOCAL TEEN USES CROWD FUNDING TO CUT A PROFESSIONALLY RECORDED EP By Cooper Aspegren S inging into a microphone in a vocal booth at Through the Air Studios in Hollywood definitely represented a change of pace for Los Altos singer-songwriter Zach Gospe. Then 17 years old and more accustomed to recording his songs in front of a camera in his bedroom, Gospe found that keeping himself stationary and his pitch as precise as possible was demanding. “You can’t move your head away from the microphone and you can’t breathe into it in cer- tain ways,” Gospe said. “There are a lot of very specific things because you want to have a very good vocal take that is close to the melody.” It was a challenge that Gospe, who turned 18 in June, learned See MUSICIAN, page 12 City to create paid parking downtown RESIDENT PERMITS, PAID LOTS TO HANDLE DEMAND ON LEVI’S STADIUM EVENT DAYS By Daniel DeBolt I n anticipation of events at the new Levi’s Stadium starting in August, on Tuesday City Council members approved a plan to charge drivers to park beyond normal time limits in downtown park- INSIDE ing lots, and to ticket drivers who park on nearby residential streets without a permit. It is estimated that 500 to 600 drivers will park in Mountain View and take light rail to the 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara, since the VTA promises to run a large number of express light rail trains to events and stadium parking will be limited and expensive. There are now 17 events scheduled through April 2015 on weekends and weeknights. Expected parking demands have also forced the city’s huge farmers market to move to a new VIEWPOINT 18 | GOINGS ON 24 | MARKETPLACE 25 | REAL ESTATE 27 parking lot behind City Hall on game days. Council members voted 6-1 in favor of the one-year pilot program, which institutes a three-hour time limit during event days for parking in the neighborhoods surrounding the train station, including the Jackson Street and Willowgate Street neighborhoods north of the expressway, and downtown Mountain View out to Shoreline Boulevard, Calderon Avenue and El Camino Real. Households in those areas will each be given two free permits allowing them to park as long as they like on residential streets in the area, and more may be available with proof of residency and a good reason, city staff said. Stadium-goers and anyone else wishing to park downtown beyond the common two-hour parking lot time limits would See LEVI’S, page 6

Mountain View Voice July 4, 2014

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