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Planned bike bridge called too complex, pricey Palo Alto planning commissioners urge staff to simplify, scale down or defer proposed overpass at Adobe Creek by Gennady Sheyner alo Alto’s dream of a spacious, elegant bike bridge spanning U.S. Highway 101 and connecting residents to the Baylands should be scaled back or deferred, members of the city’s Planning and Transportation Commission said

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rely on an underpass that typically stays open six months a year and that occasionally has to be closed down because of flooding. The latest proposal calls for a curvy overpass with a 14-foot-wide travelway with arching fences, a viewpoint area and motion-activated LED lights. The goal is to provide a year-round connection between the residential and commercial areas south and west of 101 and the open space northeast of the highway, city

Chief Transportation Official Jaime Rodriguez told the commission. As always, the biggest wildcard is funding. Staff estimates that the enhanced bridge could cost as much as $9.4 million, far more than some of the other alternatives staff was previously considering. These included improving the existing Adobe Creek underpass and building new overcrossings at either Loma Verde Avenue or Matadero Creek. Staff ultimately decided that the

“enhanced overpass” is the alternative most consistent with the city’s pro-bicycling values and policies. The city’s 2003 Bicycle Master Plan had recommended the new crossing, as does the updated plan the city released earlier this year. “We know this has ranked high on the city’s list for years, and it has also been in city and regional planning for a long time,” said Casey (continued on page 10)

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Development Center staff could grow As rest of City of Palo Alto workforce shrinks, manager recommends new positions to oversee permit-processing center by Gennady Sheyner hile layoffs, vacancies and retirements continue to shrink the workforce at Palo Alto City Hall, city officials are planning to significantly bolster the number of workers who process building permits and development applications. City staff is proposing adding five new positions to the Development Center, the application-processing and blueprint-receiving facility across the street from City Hall. The new positions include a “development services official” — a high-level staff member who would serve as the maestro of the center and who would be charged with coordinating the activities between the various departments involved in the city’s notoriously laborious permitting process. According to a report from Deputy City Manager Steve Emslie, this official will “have the authority to cross the department lines to assure accountability and a coordinated project response.” Emslie told the Weekly that the city’s permit processes require input from many different departments, including Planning, Utilities, Public Works and Fire. “We’ve never had one manager responsible for all these functions at the Development Center,” Emslie said. “It’s a huge breakthrough in being able to have that leadership and being able to set priorities, set performance standards and being able to hold staff accountable for the service delivery they do.” Other new positions would include a “permit center manager” to provide day-to-day management of the center and to supervise the project managers; and three project managers, one focusing on residents with routine permit requests, another

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A money-back ‘guarantee’ of college admission? Consultant setting up shop in Palo Alto proud of unconventional approach by Chris Kenrick teven Ma says his business is “hated by most colleges.” But the business — helping Asian-American students, and students from China, get into U.S. colleges — is thriving and expanding. Ma, who opened an office in Palo Alto this week, is founder and CEO of the college consulting business ThinkTank Learning. This month’s new offices in Palo Alto and Pleasanton join the ranks of older Bay Area ThinkTank locations in Cupertino, Fremont, San Mateo, Millbrae and San Francisco. And seizing on the rising number

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U.S.,” he said. “I’m probably on the colleges’ blacklist, but I have no problem admitting to that because to me, I’m the student’s defense attorney and the colleges are the DA. “I have to help my client — I tell the client what to do. They (colleges) don’t want an applicant to be told what to do because it interferes with their judgment.” Prices depend on the amount of work a client requires and range from $6,000 to — in one case — a quartermillion dollars. The fee for most students is $10,000 to $12,000, he said. The $6,000 rate “is when you could get in yourself. You just want peace of mind — your chance of admission is so high,” he said. In the more demanding cases, ThinkTank goes beyond helping a student tell his story to “helping him fundamentally elevate his criteria,” Ma said. He cites the case of a C-plus student with whom ThinkTank worked to (continued on page 6)

one for more complex projects such as changes to storefronts or minor building additions, and a third one for major developments and expansions. The proposal to increase staffing at the center is part of a broader effort City Manager James Keene launched in July 2010 to improve customer service at the Development Center and to wipe the derisive phrase “Palo Alto Process” from the local lexicon. The city’s development process has long had a reputation for thoroughness, lengthiness and occasional redundancy — a source of chronic grumbling from local residents and businesses. The new positions would be funded by permit fees collected at the Development Center, Emslie said. The center took in $7.1 million in fees in fiscal year 2011 and had expenditures of $5.8 million. Revenues, according to his report, have been increasing over the past few years — a sign of strong demand. Because the center is supposed to be revenue neutral, the city has a choice of either lowering fees or investing more resources in providing services. Emslie told the Weekly that feedback from the community pointed toward the latter option. “The revenue numbers tell you that we’ve got more business than we can handle and we need to up the resources,” Emslie said. “People have been telling us that they want more service, that wait times are too long and that the permitting process takes too long. One of the things we’re trying to accomplish is having enough resources to deal with the demand.” The city already has people serv(continued on page 10)

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Around Town LIVE WITH IT ... Residents who live near downtown Palo Alto have been increasingly frustrated by the dearth of parking on their blocks, a problem they blame on downtown employees who refuse to pay for garage permits or to park in colorful two-hour zones. But to Russ Cohen, executive director of the Palo Alto Downtown Business and Professional Association, the parking challenges are, in fact, a sign of a vibrant downtown. While residents in the Professorville neighborhood have argued that they are being forced to subsidize downtown businesses that provide inadequate parking, Cohen countered in a letter to city officials this week that it is businesses in the downtown assessment district that are bearing the greatest burden. “While Palo Alto Business and Professional Association will continue to educate its members to the benefits of purchasing parking permits, the businesses can no longer bear the sole financial responsibility in responding to parking-demand issues,� Cohen wrote. “The City of Palo Alto and the residential neighborhoods that border downtown must work together to share the fiscal burden.� Cohen also wrote that the proposal by Professorville residents to create a “residential parking permit� program in their neighborhood could be problematic because it could shift the parking problem to another neighborhood and would privatize parking spaces that are currently public, an action he calls “unacceptable.� “Living near any town feature (recreation center, school or train station, etc.) has benefits and burdens,� Cohen wrote. “Those who choose to live near them accept and acclimate to their unique environs.� TRIPPING OUT ... A proposal by two Palo Alto police officers to curb sales of intoxicating cough syrups officially became law of the land this week. Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed into law Senate Bill 514, a proposal by state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, to ban over-the-counter sales to minors of medicines containing dextromethorphan (DXM). When taken in large quantities, these medicines produce intoxica-

tion and hallucination — effects known to some as “robotripping� and “skittling.� The proposal to limit sales of the high-inducing medicine was launched in 2004 by Palo Alto Sgt. Wayne Benitez and former Palo Alto officer Ron Lawrence, now police chief in Rocklin, as part of Simitian’s annual “There Oughta be Law� contest. At that time, the bill stalled in the Legislature. Simitian said the idea was “ahead of its time.� “Today, the extent and seriousness of the problem is better understood,� Simitian said in a statement. “I’m particularly pleased that Gov. Brown was prepared to step up and address the growing problem.� Benitez, who heads the city’s largest police union, said in a statement that he and Lawrence “could not be more proud of the teamwork and collaboration shared between the Senator, his staff and the two of us. ... We started on this legislation years ago in hopes of making an impact on public safety. Governor Brown’s signature on Senate Bill 514 has done just that.� THE CLEAN UP ... Every few months or so, the issue of contaminated groundwater bubbles up during public hearings on new developments in Palo Alto. Last week, for example, planning commissioners turned down a proposed mixed-use building on Page Mill Road because of concerns over a toxic plume underground. Local resident Bob Wenzlau has been thinking about this issue for years and, last month, helped create a new national standard for long-term care of contaminated properties. His company, Terradex, participated in a six-year study involving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, state officials, developers and polluters and has recently released a guide for protecting occupants and environments at contaminated sites. Wenzlau, known for pioneering Palo Alto’s curbside recycling program, called his company’s latest effort “one of the most satisfying accomplishments in my career.� “It would directly impact Palo Alto given the extent of contaminated groundwater plumes as well as Superfund sites,� Wenzlau said in an email. N

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Power surge raises questions about SmartMeters East Palo Alto electricity surge burnt out digital meters by Sue Dremann hen 80 PG&E SmartMeters caught on fire and burned out after a power surge in East Palo Alto on Aug. 25, the incident raised questions for some residents and utilities officials about the safety of the new digital devices. The sustained electrical surge to more than 200 East Palo Alto homes and businesses lasted for about one hour and 20 minutes, until a PG&E crew shut off the power, according to a Menlo Park Fire Protection District incident report. Some Palo Alto Utilities engineers said what happened in East Palo Alto illustrates why Palo Alto is moving cautiously before installing similar devices. Palo Alto utilities spokeswoman Debbie Katz said that surges have not burned out the city’s analog meters. City utilities officials are conducting a thorough investigation before investing in the meters until glitches in the new technology are known and ways to remedy those glitches can be found, she said. “The idea with SmartMeters is to make the customers’ and the util-

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ity’s life better, but this is a good example of how sometimes the old way is the good way,� Katz said. SmartMeters monitor customers’ utility usage at least hourly, information that can be seen by the consumer, and it’s also relayed daily to the utility company. The system allows consumers to adjust their power usage — a boon for consumers by lowering costs and for the company, according to PG&E. PG&E maintains the SmartMeters are “just as robust� as the analog meters. PG&E has replaced 8.4 million analog meters for electricity and gas with the digital versions since 2006 and plans to upgrade additional meters to 10 million total in 2012, company spokesman Greg Snapper said. Fewer than 2 million of PG&E’s remaining meters are analog. He said SmartMeters have not caused any fires. “A voltage surge can damage any type of meter, whether it’s an analog or a SmartMeter. Any time you get a power surge of significantly more energy than a meter would

normally experience, a meter can be damaged,� he said. Snapper said the issue is not about the meters but about power surges. The sparks and smoke that East Palo Alto residents saw are related to things happening along the route the excess electricity is taking. “In a power surge, the electricity takes the path of least resistance,� he said. The meter is one of the things in that pathway, he said. Katz said the advantage of the analog meter is that it doesn’t have internal electronics. When a power surge hits a digital meter, the extra jolt of electricity can disrupt the flow of data or even shut down the meter, she said. But “the analog says, ‘OK, whatever,’ and keeps going. The SmartMeter says, ‘Oh — I’ve got a headache and I can’t think,’� she said. Currently most meters in Palo Alto are analog, but about 3,000 to 4,000 are fitted with electronic receiver transmitters. Meter readers can read the data from a hand-held

Please be advised the Planning and Transportation Commission (P&TC) shall conduct a public meeting at 6:00 PM, Wednesday, September 14, 2011 in the Council Chambers, Ground Floor, Civic Center, Palo Alto, California. Any interested persons may appear and be heard on these items. Staff reports for agendized items are available via the City’s main website at www.cityofpaloalto.org. and also at the Planning Division Front Desk, 5th Floor, City Hall, after 2:00 PM on the Friday preceding the meeting date. Copies will be made available at the Development Center should City Hall be closed on the 9/80 Friday. NEW BUSINESS. Public Hearing: 1.

525 San Antonio Road [11PLN-00203]: Request by SummerHill Homes on behalf of A&D Protocol Transportations Inc., for a Tentative Map application to subdivide a 2.64 acre site into 10 single family lots. Zone District: R-1(8000). Environmental Assessment: A Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared.

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Review and Recommendation to Council for Adoption of the Draft Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan. Environmental Assessment: A Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared.

Questions. For any questions regarding the above applications, please contact the Planning Department at (650) 329-2440. The ďŹ les relating to these items are available for inspection weekdays between the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This public meeting is televised live on Government Access Channel 26. ADA. The City of Palo Alto does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities. To request accommodations to access City facilities, services or programs, to participate at public meetings, or to learn more about the City’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), please contact the City’s ADA Coordinator at 650.329.2550 (voice) or by e-mailing ada@cityofpaloalto.org. *** Curtis Williams, Director of Planning and Community Environment

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transform a “computer addiction” into a gaming business. ThinkTank helped the students hire Santa Clara University art students to assist in executing his game concept and eventually sell the business for tens of thousands of dollars. “In eight months he got so much experience from negotiating with investors, cold-calling people, hosting meetings, commanding college students who were older than him,” Ma said. “We took this experience and elaborated on it in his college application.” College counselors at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools long have maintained that it’s not necessary for families to hire outside counselors, but an increasing number of college consultants have set up shop in the area. Paly recently launched an effort to track the use of independent counselors but with just a 30 percent response rate, survey results are so far insufficient to present a clear picture. Of 163 respondents in 2010, 60 used a private counselor and 58 said they would recommend the consultant to a friend, Assistant Principal Kim Diorio said. Of 113 respondents in 2011, 40 said they used a private counselor and 34 said they would recommend it. “I believe our Gunn students are well served and do not have to hire an outside counselor to receive incredible support and guidance,” Gunn Princi-

pal Katya Villalobos said. “It is up to families to make the decision ... but they will be supported throughout the process with our guidance counselors.” Ma said he targets Asian students “because we didn’t have a marketing arm that catered to the non-Asian population — our channel revolves around the Chinese and Korean media. But I have a strong intention to penetrate non-Asian markets.” In scouting for new locations, Ma said he looks for high-scoring schools, a high Asian concentration and highincome zip codes. His proprietary software, called “Predictor,” plugs a student’s metrics — such as test scores, GPA, grade trends, leadership experience — into the computer to produce a realistic list of schools, and determine whether or not ThinkTank is willing to offer a money-back guarantee for that student. Color-coded symbols on the screen tell a student, his parents and the ThinkTank consultant whether the student is on target in areas such as test scores, volunteer projects, leadership and a “signature project.” A native of Taiwan, Ma moved to California with his family when he was in third grade and said he was a mediocre student at Lodi High School until a math teacher inspired him to jump ahead. He studied math and physics at the University of California at Berkeley, and worked as a hedgefund analyst and high school math teacher before launching his business in Cupertino in 2002. Later, he entered the growing Chinese market, adding that he has crossed the Pacific as many as 18 times in the past year. “The Chinese economy is getting better and more and more people can afford” to send their children to U.S. colleges, he said, noting a rising number of Chinese students taking the SAT. And U.S. colleges are admitting more international students. At the

Steven Ma University of California, international freshman admissions have doubled or more since 2009, rising from 5.7 percent to 9.6 percent of the total at Berkeley; 3.1 percent to 7.1 percent of the total at Davis; and 5.6 percent to 15 percent of the total at Los Angeles, according to preliminary data published by the university and provided by Ma. Many consultants are competing for the Chinese business, but Ma believes he has an edge. “We differ by guaranteeing them admission to the top 80 schools in the U.S. We have a statistical, proprietary program I built for that.” Mark Sklarow, executive director of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, said the organization warns parents to “stay away from working with anyone who makes a guarantee of admission to top choices for college. “We advise parents that if the promotion is about ‘getting in,’ they should avoid the firm and look for one that emphasizes ‘a great match,’” Sklarow said. Ma said he also tries to match students to realistic colleges, but doesn’t shy from guarantees, or working to boost a student’s fundamentals. He and the colleges, he said, “are on different sides of the ring.” N Staff Writer Chris Kenrick can be emailed at ckenrick@paweekly. com.

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Sandas resigns as Chamber of Commerce CEO Palo Alto business group begins search for new leader by Gennady Sheyner he Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce is searching for a new leader after CEO Paula Sandas announced her plan to step down at the end of September. Sandas, who took over the top position at the Chamber in January 2009, told the Weekly that she had tendered her resignation earlier this month and accepted a position with Satellite Telework Center, a Santa Cruz County-based company that specializes in establishing office spaces in small and medium-sized communities. These facilities enable customers to rent offices, cubicles or cafe spaces. The company plans to branch out to Palo Alto, Sandas said. “When this opportunity was presented to me, I was eager to participate,” Sandas said. “It’s a good concept. I really like the idea of sharing space, sharing resources, having people interacting and developing the community.”

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Sandas said she would stay at the Chamber until Sept. 30. Dan Dykwel, president of the Chamber board, said the orga n i z a t ion learned about Paula Sandas Sandas’ resignation earlier this month and has already begun to plan the leadership transition. The Chamber has engaged the services of Paul Wright, a business consultant and former board chairman, to serve as an interim director while the board looks for a permanent replacement, Dykwel said. Dykwel said Wright’s stint at the Chamber would last about 120 days and would overlap with those of Sandas and her replacement. Wright, who

last year served as the interim leader of the Downtown Business and Professional Association, is scheduled to begin his duties with the Chamber in mid-September. “She has been a great asset to the Chamber,” Dykwel said of Sandas. “We had some financial difficulties in the past, and she’s been very aggressive in resolving those for the Chamber. “We’re very appreciative of the work she has done.” A longtime Palo Alto resident, Sandas had served as an associate publisher at the Weekly and as an analyst for Santa Clara County Supervisor Liz Kniss. She had served on Palo Alto’s Planning and Transportation Commission and has been involved in various fundraising efforts for local schools and nonprofit groups. In 1991, Sandas received the Chamber’s Athena Award, which recognizes local businesswomen. Sandas said she is confident about the Chamber’s direction after her departure. “I think the foundation is there for the next Chamber CEO to take things on and move forward,” Sandas said. N

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device at a distance and don’t have to traipse through yards and gardens, she said. The city’s gas and water meters run on their own batteries, eliminating the need for electricity, and are not vulnerable to power surges, she said. Snapper defended the SmartMeters’ safety. “PG&E’s SmartMeters comply with the highest-grade utility standards for safety, accuracy and reliability. PG&E’s electric SmartMeter devices comply with the CPUC’s required standards that were adopted by the American National Standards Institute,” he said. A spokesman for the meter’s manufacturer, Landis and Gyr, could not be reached, and General Electric, which also supplies SmartMeters for PG&E, did not return calls. PG&E has protections on its lines against power surges, Snapper said. The issue with the East Palo Alto surge was in the particular way the

outage occurred, which created power-quality issues for customers, he said. “And we apologize,” he added. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) authorized a $1.7 billion budget in 2006 for PG&E’s SmartMeter program. The upgrade was in response to the CPUC’s 2002 direction for state utilities to find ways to decrease usage during high-demand periods. In 2009 the CPUC authorized the utility to spend another $466.7 million to upgrade the SmartMeter program, according to a CPUC report. N

Corrections In the Aug. 26 edition, an item in Around Town incorrectly identified the artist who made the glass bottle house in front of Palo Alto’s City Hall. Her name is Mildred Howard. To request a correction, contact Managing Editor Jocelyn Dong at 650-223-6514, jdong@ paweekly.com or P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302.

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Anna Eshoo to seek another term Congresswoman says she will focus on jobs by Gennady Sheyner .S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, a Democrat who has been representing Palo Alto, Menlo Park and other cities in the 18th Congressional District for nearly two decades, announced Monday, Aug. 29, her plans to seek another term. Eshoo, a Menlo Park resident who was first elected to Congress in 1992, issued a statement declaring her intention to seek reelection in the recently redrawn 18th District. Eshoo, 68, said her priorities would remain keeping jobs in Silicon Valley and supporting technologies that will create the next generation of high-tech jobs. “For the past 19 years, I’ve had the privilege of representing the exceptional people of Silicon Valley in Congress,” Eshoo said in the statement. “Today, I’m announcing that I will be a candidate for reelection in the newly drawn 18th Congressional District. “While the redistricting process shifted some cities out of the district that I have represented for decades and added new ones, my work has always had its roots in our regional strengths and needs, and those will not change.” Her new district continues to include Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside, Portola Valley, Los Altos and other cities between Redwood City and San Jose. It also now includes Los Gatos, Campbell and several neighborhoods in San Jose. Eshoo currently serves on the Communications and Technology Sub-

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News Digest Despite top test scores, Palo Alto â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;failingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Palo Alto scored among the top five school districts in California, but it also failed to achieve â&#x20AC;&#x153;adequate yearly progress,â&#x20AC;? according to a state Accountability Progress Report issued Wednesday, Aug. 31. The results underscore the failure of certain subgroups â&#x20AC;&#x201D; socioeconomically disadvantaged, Latino, African American and students with disabilities â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to meet growth targets under the federal No Child Left Behind law. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our scores for these particular subgroups are very similar or higher than last year, but the expectations have risen as well,â&#x20AC;? Superintendent Kevin Skelly said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In order to not be failing, you need to meet the standard overall, and in every group, and if you miss it for one, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re considered failing.â&#x20AC;? The stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Academic Performance Index scorecard illuminates a wellknown achievement gap in Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high-performing schools. Palo Alto is one of 17 out of Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1,000 school districts to be labeled by the state Department of Education as having â&#x20AC;&#x153;significantâ&#x20AC;? overrepresentation of minority students in special education. The Oakland-based Education Trust West, which works to close â&#x20AC;&#x153;opportunity and achievement gaps,â&#x20AC;? said Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results indicate problems. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we look at why Palo Alto did not meet AYP, we get an even clearer picture of how low-income students and students of color are faring in their district,â&#x20AC;? Education Trust West spokeswoman Valerie Cuevas said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Their Latino, socioeconomically disadvantaged, students with disabilities did not meet the federal targets of getting just two-thirds of students to proficiency in English Language Arts and math. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Slightly more than half of Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Latino students were at grade level in English Language Arts and math, and just 50 percent of AfricanAmerican students were proficient in math.â&#x20AC;? N â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chris Kenrick

Caltrain changes rail operator Over the next five months, Caltrain operations will transition from Amtrak to TransitAmerica Services Inc., following the unanimous approval Thursday (Sept. 1) by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board to contract with the St. Joseph, Mo., firm. The approval comes after a 15-month bidding process that led to the comparison of five rail operators, Caltrain officials said in a statement Thursday. TransitAmerica submitted the highest ranking proposal, which was scored in three major areas of criteria: the management, operations and maintenance plan; the cost proposal; and the qualifications and experience of the firm and key personnel proposed by the firm as the management team for the Caltrain service. The first full year (FY 2013) of the five-year contract is for $59.5 million, within the projected Caltrain operating and capital budgets, according to the Caltrain statement. Subsequent contract amounts are subject to annual negotiations. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likely that the familiar faces of those running the trains will remain the same; federal regulations provide job protections for current employees. The major components of Caltrainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contract include the daily staffing and operations of trains, as well as inspection and maintenance of tracks, the passenger-rail fleet, rights of way, structures, the signaling and communication network, stations and other facilities. As part of the contract, Caltrain will require TransitAmerica to achieve certain performance standards around management, safety, on-time performance, and other critical tasks prior to receiving its full management fee, according to Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statement. Amtrak has operated Caltrain for more than 20 years. N â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Palo Alto Weekly staff

Plan for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;blendedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rail system gains steam A proposal by three lawmakers to use Caltrain tracks for high-speed rail received a boost Aug. 26 when a panel of experts retained by the California High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) decided to lend its support to the idea. The rail authorityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;peer review group,â&#x20AC;? which is chaired by Will Kempton, submitted a letter to state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, and state Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, largely endorsing the plan the two legislators and U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, unveiled in April. Under the Eshoo, Simitian and Gordon proposal, the Caltrain corridor would be electrified and modified to accommodate both Caltrain and high-speed rail. The rail authority, which is charged with building the voter-approved rail line, has so far focused on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;full buildâ&#x20AC;? approach, which calls for separate tracks for the new rail system. In its letter, the group notes that the rail authorityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s demand forecasts remain uncertain and that the â&#x20AC;&#x153;full buildâ&#x20AC;? approach is â&#x20AC;&#x153;an unnecessary bet that the upper ranges of the demand forecasts are highly likely, whereas the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;blendedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; approach would postpone larger investments until demand has been demonstrated by the initial services on the line.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;A â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;blendedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; approach would be much less costly at the outset than the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;full buildâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; approach, meeting one of the fundamental objectives of efficient investment management, which is to shift investment as far out in time as is consistent with project needs,â&#x20AC;? the panel wrote. N â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gennady Sheyner

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East Palo Alto schools celebrate growth Schools in East Palo Alto celebrated a growth in standardized test scores Wednesday (Aug. 31), despite failing to meet “adequate yearly progress” under the No Child Left Behind law. (Posted Sept. 1 at 10:45 a.m.)

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Driver in CHP pursuit drove wrong way on 101 A driver who fled from police by driving the wrong way on U.S. Highway 101 Tuesday (Aug. 30) was stopped after California Highway Patrol officers rammed the car and pinned it between the police cruiser and a concrete divider wall, police spokesman Officer Art Montiel said. (Posted

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Remembering Andy Garcia on anniversary of 9/11 The annual Andy Garcia 5K run, walk and bike event in Portola Valley will be held on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 5). The community event is held in memory of Andrew Sonny Garcia of Portola Valley, who died aboard United Airlines Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001. (Posted Aug. 31 at 10:51 a.m.)

Liquor store burglary the latest to hit small retailers An early morning burglary at a Barron Park liquor store is the latest in a series of break-ins that have plagued small Palo Alto stores and restaurants. (Posted Aug. 31 at 10:31 a.m.)

The RAB reviews and comments on plans and activities about the ongoing environmental studies and restoration activities underway at Moffett Field. Regular RAB meetings are open to the public and the Navy encourages your involvement. To review documents on Moffett Field environmental restoration projects, please visit the information repository located at the Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View, CA 94041, (650) 903-6337. For more information, contact Mr. Scott Anderson, Navy Base Realignment and Closure Environmental Coordinator at (619) 532-0938 or scott.d.anderson@navy.mil. Visit the Navy’s website: http://www.bracpmo.navy.mil/basepage.aspx?baseid=52&state=California&name=moffett

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PiE aims to raise $3.9 million for schools The nonprofit foundation benefiting Palo Alto public schools aims to raise $3.9 million from community members in 2010-11 — the most ambitious goal in its six-year history. (Posted Aug. 31 at 9:43 a.m.)

City seeks to spruce up water-treatment plant As Palo Alto strives to sort out the future of its financially shaky waste operation, city officials are proceeding with plans to spruce up the Baylands area where most of the operation is based. (Posted Aug. 31 at 9:20 a.m.)

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CHP investigating fatal crash near Page Mill Road A 58-year-old man was killed when his Toyota collided with a guardrail near Palo Alto Friday night (Aug. 26), according to the California Highway Patrol. (Posted Aug. 30 at 9:39 a.m.)

DUI arrests drop in Santa Clara County There have been fewer arrests related to people driving under the influence in Santa Clara County this year compared to the same weeklong reporting period in 2010, according to law enforcement authorities. (Posted Aug. 30 at 8:42 a.m.)

Granny oak tree faces one-week deadline Granny, the heritage oak tree at the center of a battle between a coalition of North Fair Oaks residents and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), may be cut down despite the neighborhood’s best efforts to save the tree. (Posted Aug. 30 at 8:05 a.m.)

Suspicious object shuts down Middlefield Road A suspicious object resembling a pipe bomb prompted Palo Alto police to shut down a portion of Middlefield Road and evacuate residents from about a dozen homes Sunday morning (Aug. 28). (Posted Aug. 28 at 5:34 p.m.)

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Possible sexual assault at Palo Alto’s Greer Park A 22-year-old woman was found partially clothed and passed out in Greer Park on Saturday morning (Aug. 20) in what Palo Alto police described as a possible sexual assault. (Posted Aug. 26 at 7:28 a.m.)

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Hildreth, a consultant at Alta Planning and Design, who worked with staff to develop the proposal. The commission voted 4-2, with Samir Tuma and Greg Tanaka dissenting, to support the staff proposal for an â&#x20AC;&#x153;enhanced overpass,â&#x20AC;? but even the supporters of the plan urged staff to think smaller. Commission Chair Eduardo Martinez said the proposed structure is a bit too conspicuous. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a huge structure,â&#x20AC;? Martinez said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creating an identity in a place where we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want an identity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a gateway. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a place where we need an overcrossing.â&#x20AC;? Commissioner Daniel Garber agreed and said the design, while nice looking, is perhaps more than the city needs to meet its mission of

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connecting residents to nature. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beautiful,â&#x20AC;? Garber said of the proposed structure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I wanted to take my bike and hang out some place and look at something â&#x20AC;&#x201D; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d go. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a Disney ride. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little elbow; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forcing you to look over the Bay â&#x20AC;&#x201D; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty cool. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, if all we want to do is get from one side to another, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know why we need to do all that.â&#x20AC;? Commissioners Susan Fineberg and Arthur Keller both said they support building a new overpass, with Fineberg saying she is â&#x20AC;&#x153;very pleasedâ&#x20AC;? to see the project advance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wonderful to see that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re actually working on something that most if not all of us would like to see move forward,â&#x20AC;? Fineberg said. Keller also supported the project but suggested that staff reconsider the location of the bridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ramps to improve access to the residential streets around East Meadow Drive.

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Auditor: The council held a closed session to discuss recruitment of the city auditor. Action: None Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce  400 Mitchell  Palo Alto 650.324.3121  www.PaloAltoChamber.com

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8:30 A.M., Thursday, September 15, 2011 Palo Alto Council Chambers, 1st Floor, Civic Center, 250 Hamilton Avenue. Go to the Development Center at 285 Hamilton Avenue to review ďŹ led documents; contact Diana Tamale for information regarding business hours at 650.329.2144. 559 Lytton Avenue [11PLN-00076]: Request by California Communities on behalf of Lytton Park, LP for Architectural Review of a new development consisting of four townhomes in the RM-30 zoning District. The project includes a Design Enhancement Exception request to allow a guest parking space to be located within the front setback. Environmental Assessment: A draft Initial Study was circulated for public review beginning Friday September 2, 2011 through September 22, 2011. 2080 Channing Avenue [08PLN-00157/10PLN-00198]: Request for ARB review of a Planned Community to allow renovation of three existing retail structures, and relocation of one retail building in an existing Edgewood Plaza shopping center, construction of 10 new single family homes (on separate lots) and a small park (0.22 acre) and associated improvements on a 3.58 acre site. An Environmental Impact Report has been prepared for the project. The public comment period begins September 2 and will end October 17, 2011. Planning and Transportation Commission public hearings will be conducted on October 12, 2011 (EIR) and October 26, 2011 (PC Ordinance and Tentative Map review). Amy French Manager of Current Planning Page 10Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;-iÂŤĂ&#x152;iÂ&#x201C;LiĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x201C;]Ă&#x160;Ă&#x201C;䣣Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;*>Â?Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;Â?Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;7iiÂ&#x17D;Â?Ă&#x17E;

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Infrastructure: The commission held a joint session with the Infrastructure Blue Ribbon Task Force to discuss the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s infrastructure backlog. Action: None 101 Overpass: The commission supported a staff recommendation for an â&#x20AC;&#x153;enhanced overpassâ&#x20AC;? over Highway 101 at Adobe Creek, but asked that staff consider a simpler and less costly design. Yes: Fineberg, Garber, Keller, Martinez No: Tanaka, Tuma Absent: Lippert Landscaping: The commission discussed proposed landscaping improvements at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant and the Hazardous Household Waste dropoff station. Action: None

Architectural Review Board (Sept. 1)

Signs: The board reviewed and approved a proposal to add signs at two new dealerships, Fisker and McLaren, at El Camino Real and Arastradero Road. Yes: Unanimous

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Public Agenda A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week CITY COUNCIL ... The council will hold a closed session to discuss labor negotiations and existing litigation with the firefighters union. The council will also discuss the Development Center and give direction to Mayor Sid Espinosa regarding the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position on various League of Cities resolutions. The closed session will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Regular meeting will follow in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). HISTORIC RESOURCES BOARD ... The board plans to review proposed changes to the connections between the Art Center, Main Library and Community Garden. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

Others were less pleased. Commissioner Samir Tuma said he was â&#x20AC;&#x153;very troubledâ&#x20AC;? about the project and proposed shelving it. Staff is hoping to get a grant that would pay for about 80 percent of the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cost, leaving the city with about $1.5 million in expenditures. But even this cost is too high, Tuma argued. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather see us take this $1.5 million and do something that enhances bike network throughout the city in a sure, positive way thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to happen,â&#x20AC;? Tuma said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Use it for another project that will give us something thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 100 percent certain.â&#x20AC;? Tumaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal to table the plan failed by a 3-3 vote, with only Garber and Tanaka joining him. Garber then sided with Fineberg, Keller and Martinez in supporting the staff recommendation but urging further analysis of the overpass design. Staff plans to present the new feasibility study to the City Council in October. N Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be emailed at gsheyner@ paweekly.com.

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ing in the two proposed management positions on a temporary basis, Emslie said. The proposal to up the resources follows two years of staff layoffs and not filling vacancies. With tax revenues falling, the city has reduced the citywide workforce by about 10 percent in the two fiscal years leading up to 2011. Emslie said the plan is to have the new Development Center employees in place by the end of the year, provided the City Council agrees to the staff proposal. The new employees are also expected to help the city unleash a wide range of new initiatives at the Development Center, including a queuing system that notifies appropriate staff to come to the front counter; a new â&#x20AC;&#x153;customer sits in one chairâ&#x20AC;? culture in which staff from various departments comes to the customer (as opposed to the other way around, which is status quo); â&#x20AC;&#x153;point-of-contactâ&#x20AC;? staff members for all major projects; and a new performance-measurement program to assess the impact of the new improvements. Staff anticipates between $7 million and $8 million in Development Center revenues in fiscal year 2012, which ends June 30, according to the report. The council will discuss the proposal at its meeting on Tuesday (Sept. 6) in the council chambers of City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). N Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be emailed at gsheyner@ paweekly.com.

UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the ongoing effort to place components of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s electric utility underground and hear an update on the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business plan for the fiber network. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). INFRASTRUCTURE BLUE RIBBON COMMISSION ... The commission will continue its discussion of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s infrastructure backlog and consider ways to pay for the items on the list. The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Lucie Stern Community Center (1305 Middlefield Road).

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Deaths Michael Ashworth Longtime San Francisco Gia nts fa n Michael Derek Ashwor th of Palo Alto lost his battle with complications from non-Hodgkins Lymphoma on July 16, 2011, at the age of 66. The outdoor enthusiast also followed the San Francisco 49ers, played golf, was a member of the Palo Alto Lawn Bowls Club and played softball with the Slonkers in the Palo Alto Recreation slow pitch league. He was born Jan. 19, 1945, in Burlingame and raised in Palo Alto. He graduated from Cubberley High in 1962 before serving four years of active duty in Vietnam as a flight engineer on a Lockheed P3 Orion with Patrol Squadron Nine out of Moffett Field. He later attended Foothill College from 1967-70 and was graduated from San Jose State in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering. His interest in flying carried him into a career as a flight attendant with United Airlines from 1973 until his death. He was married for 32 years to his wife Marsha, a fellow flight attendant whom he met during an all-night flight to Chicago, and was the father of Christopher and Molly. He is survived

by all three. He was a brother to Janice Cavalla, Toni Doose, Cindy Giffin, Sheri Baker, Larry Hamilton and John Hamilton. He loved life, his family and followed the World Series-winning exploits of his San Francisco Giants last season while actively competing for the Palo Alto Lawn Bowls Club. His name appears on the club’s tournament board multiple times as a winner of various pairs tournaments. He also was an avid soccer coach in the CYSA and was a big fan of NASCAR, even attending the Richard Petty Racing School. He cherished driving his 1962 yellow 356 Porsche around town. A memorial service will be held on Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 178 Clinton St. in Redwood City. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations can be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

Hazel Macaulay Hazel Macaulay, 87, a resident of Menlo Park and a longtime sales representative with the Palo Alto Lions Club Concours d’Elegance car show, died Aug. 11, 2011. In her earlier life, she had a long career as an executive secretary in the fields of advertising and broadcasting, beginning with NBC in New York and San Francisco, and moving to other enterprises. Born in Winchendon, Mass., she graduated from Greenwich High School in Greenwich,

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Conn., in 1942. In 1943, she completed a secretarial and administrative skills course at the Katherine Gibbs School in New York. She continued her secretarial career after moving to California, subsequently partnering with her husband, Edward, to form Gomac Enterprises, an independent television sports production firm in the early 1970s. From 1981 to 2006 she was one of the top advertising salespeople for the program of the annual Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance. “Mother was known for her famous hugs, her warm smile and loving, kind heart,” her daughter, Robin Polastri, said. A member of Valley Presbyterian Church in Portola Valley since 1979, she frequently served as a deacon, providing comfort and care to members of the congregation, the family said. For decades, she and Edward — who died in January 2011 and was the public address announcer at Stanford Stadium for 39 years — coordinated Stanford tailgate parties for their many friends. She is survived by her daughter, Robin of Half Moon Bay, step-sons Gordon Macaulay of Albuquerque, N.M., and Duncan Macaulay of Cave Creek, Ariz.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held at Valley Presbyterian Church, 945 Portola Road in Portola Valley, at 1 p.m. on Oct. 16. The family prefers memorial donations to Valley Presbyterian Church.

Palo Alto Aug. 24-30 Violence related Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Domestic violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Misc. sex crime. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Theft related Commercial burglary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Identity theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Residential burglary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Shoplifting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Vehicle related Abandoned bicycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Auto theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Bicycle theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Driving w/suspended license . . . . . . . . .2 Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Misc. traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Theft from auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . .4 Vehicle accident/property damage. . . . .9 Vehicle impound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Alcohol or drug related Drunk/drinking in public . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Drunken driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Possession of paraphernalia. . . . . . . . . .1 Miscellaneous Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Misc. penal code violation . . . . . . . . . . .1 Noise ordinance violation . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Suspicious circumstances . . . . . . . . . . .4 Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Warrant arrest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Warrant/other agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Menlo Park Aug. 24-30

Violence related Assault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Domestic Violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Theft related Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Residential burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Vehicle related Auto theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Driving w/suspended license . . . . . . . . .2 Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Recovered stolen vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vehicle accident/fatality . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . .2 Vehicle accident/no injury. . . . . . . . . . . .6 Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Alcohol or drug related Drug activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Drunk driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Miscellaneous Coroner’s case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Information case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Juvenile problem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Medical aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Other/misc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Probation violation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Prohibited weapons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Property for destruction . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Resist arrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Suspicious person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Threats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Warrant arrest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Welfare check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

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Aug. 24-30 Theft related Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Residential burglary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vehicle related Auto theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Parking problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Suspicious vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Ticket sign-off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Traffic hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Vehicle accident/no injury. . . . . . . . . . . .3 Vehicle code violation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Alcohol or drug related Drunken driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Miscellaneous Animal call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Building/perimeter/area check . . . . . . . .5 Citizen assist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Civil matter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Disturbance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Fire call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Juvenile problem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Lost property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Medical aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Meet citizen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Other/misc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Outside assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Pedestrian check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Special detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Suspicious circumstances . . . . . . . . . . .3 Town ordinance violation . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Tree down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Weapons charge/violation . . . . . . . . . . .1 Welfare check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

VIOLENT CRIMES Palo Alto

El Camino Real, 8/25, 5:32 p.m.; misc. sex crime. Curtner Avenue, 8/25, 6:08 p.m.; domestic violence. Oak Creek Drive, 8/28, 1:46 p.m.; domestic violence. 4000 Middlefield Road, 8/28, 2:56 p.m.; battery.

Bob Peterson Bob Peterson, 79, known by friends and family as “Big Pete”, passed away at his home in San Jose following a long battle with cancer. He was born January 25, 1932 in Menlo Park, where he resided until college. A gifted athlete, Bob played basketball at Sequoia High School and later Oregon University. After graduation, Bob served in the U.S. Army and then had a professional career with the New York Knicks from 1954 to 1956. He is honored in the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame as the first San Mateo County resident to play in the NBA. Injuries forced his early retirement from professional basketball, and he returned to Redwood City to embark on a 40-year career in the finance and mortgage business. After retirement, Bob’s love of backyard barbecuing inspired the start-up of the BBQ Boys, a successful catering business, with his son Robert. Bob and his wife Jo were actively involved until his illness. Bob was a big man with a personality to

match. A gentle giant, people of all ages, particularly children, were drawn to his warm and kind-hearted personality. He loved all sports, loved to travel, taking trips with his wife and family in their RV. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Andrea; sister, Betty; and mother, Corinne. Bob is survived by Jo, his high school sweetheart and wife of 58 years; his son, Robert of San Jose; daughters and sons-in-law, Ginny and Gary Piazza of Menlo Park; Jan and Joe Miller of Roseville, and his beloved grandchildren, Joseph and Sara Miller. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of Bob’s life on October 1st at his childhood home in Menlo Park. Online condolences and information contact Jan Miller at janmiller417@yahoo.com. PA I D

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Editorial

The economics of downtown parking Employees opt for free neighborhood parking, leaving garage permit spaces empty Planning and Community Environment Department study that will be reviewed by the City Council Sept. 12 shows that despite an overabundance of spaces in the numerous parking garages and surface lots scattered around downtown, Palo Alto has a parking problem. Even with more than 3,000 spaces, including 1,200 that are open to the public anytime, hundreds of city workers park in nearby neighborhoods every day, which upsets homeowners and leaves a large chunk of the city’s high-priced permit stalls unclaimed and unused. And to top it off, city officials say that despite the largesse of parking spaces, visitors often don’t recognize the purpose of the “architecturally pleasing” garages, and pass them by. Many visitors also don’t know that they can obtain an all-day parking pass at City Hall, so they either move their vehicle every two hours or risk getting an expensive citation. All this means that in many ways, the system has failed the very people it was designed to serve. The staff study makes some excellent suggestions that we hope the council will carefully consider. With Palo Alto already suffering from being labeled as a city where it is difficult to find parking, nothing could be worse than sitting on a cache of unused spaces while employees crowd neighborhood streets and shoppers struggle to locate parking. This predicament is underscored by a utilization survey of each of the city’s downtown garages. A similar study is underway in the California Avenue shopping district. The survey shows that most of the garages are running far below capacity. For example, the huge, 688-space Bryant Street garage is woefully under-utilized, with only 16 percent of its spaces occupied from 8 to 10 a.m. and 53 percent during the lunch hour, from noon to 2 p.m. At lunch, when conventional wisdom would expect that one could never find a parking space downtown, on average there are more than 300 empty spaces at the Bryant Street garage alone. The city’s top transportation official, Jaime Rodriquez, believes part of the problem is that customers cannot find the parking garages, perhaps believing that the well-designed buildings could not be dedicated parking structures. To counter such a trend, the staff has recommended that the city mount “way-finding” signs downtown pointing to the public garages and showing the number of spaces available. The signs would be displayed throughout the downtown area and at strategic gateway locations. The city is already moving ahead to purchase a better system to track and manage parking permits, and is proposing a new pricing structure that will begin the sale of monthly permits for $45, rather than the current minimum-buy of $135 for a quarterly permit. Roof-level parking would be a low $30 a month and fleet vehicles would pay $100 a month. We also are encouraged by the staff’s commitment to consider additional residential permit parking districts similar to the one now in place at College Terrace, next to Stanford. Daytime parking there is limited to two hours without a permit, and prohibits reparking within the same block following the two-hour expiration. The staff said that although the program has been in place for three years, three streets have either opted out or are completing a petition to do so. The big question facing the council will be whether to install a College Terrace-type system in Professorville, which residents petitioned for in July. Permits could ward off what resident Ken Alsman called “... the ever increasing problems caused by commercial district employees who use our neighborhood as their daylong parking lots.” In a letter to Planning and Transportation Commission members, he said, “Our neighborhood is losing its intrinsic character with residential streets now lined bumper-to-bumper with employee cars from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. We are directly being asked to subsidize the success of the nearby commercial districts with the quality and value of our homes and neighborhood.” Before the city adds another permit system the staff study suggests that basic questions must be answered by the city and the neighborhood. For example, a process must be created for a neighborhood to file a request; thresholds for neighborhood participation must be established; a decision will be needed on whether to establish a block-by-block or neighborhood-wide district; and the cost of the permits must be determined. If a permit system was established in Professorville, an added benefit could be to push the current all-day parkers to use city facilities. That could do more than anything to help fill up the vacant spaces in the city’s garages.

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Spectrum Editorials, letters and opinions

Call for compassion Editor, Thank you for the in-depth article on people living in cars. It was especially important that individuals were pictured and their stories told. There should be a place where vehicle dwellers can park, be safe and have bathroom facilities and showers. I think of all the dozens or even hundreds of parking lots and other areas in this city that could be made available. I would be willing to pledge a small portion of my income to help pay for such a project and probably others would too. How can our society rationalize more attacks on the poor, the weak, the elderly and the unemployed? It has been said that a city or nation should not be judged on how it treats the rich and the famous but on how it cares for its weakest and poorest members. Dana St. George Campesino Avenue Palo Alto

Online-sales tax Editor, Your editorial on the issue of applying sales taxes to online purchases offers up a flat misstatement of fact in the very first paragraph when it says Amazon’s proposed ballot measure would give it and other e-tailers “an exemption from paying a tax on sales” conducted in California. The truth is no retailer “pays” sales taxes. They merely collect the tax from consumers and pass it on to the state. This is not rhetorical hairsplitting. Misstatements such as yours address the very heart of the issue. Saying a multi-billion-dollar corporation isn’t paying its fair share of taxes is far more damning than saying it doesn’t carry the same accounting burden as brickand-mortar stores. Eventually, your editorial gets to the real issues: competition and tax revenue. An automatic 8.25 percent price break can be an important competitive advantage, particularly in these economically tenuous times. And state and local governments are quite ready to spend the hundreds of millions of dollars in new taxes should the current law stand. Unfair competition and the need for government revenue are legitimate arguments to make in opposition to Amazon’s effort to repeal the online sales tax law. But deliberately false statements — even in editorials — only coarsen the debate. Bill Bucy La Selva Drive Palo Alto

Coach remembered Editor, In 2010, in response to teen suicides in our city, I joined the Palo Alto Youth Collaborative, which includes representatives from the local public sector and private citizens interested in closely interacting with our teens. This past May, teens asked the Col-

laborative to bring adults from specific fields together with them, in an event at Foothill. I invited collegiate and professional athletes to meet with teens, and answer their questions on sports beyond high school. Three athletes gave up a Saturday to spend with about 80 teens: Doug Baldwin, wide receiver for Stanford’s football team; Melanie Murphy, point guard for Stanford’s women’s basketball team; and Coach Parks. When I called Coach Parks, and explained this was a chance to engage teens who had been through a tough period, losing classmates and handling many stresses he said, “Well, I was booked to do something else but you know I have to be there.” These three athletes sat on a panel, answering questions and inspiring with stories of challenges, expectations, disappointments and resilience. Coach Parks arrived by car, and came into the gym slowly, with a walker. He left the students with his most important advice. “The life in front of you is full of promise, so please think of those around you — what you can do to make a difference. Your life will

take profound shape if you do. You can’t do that if you don’t take care of yourself first.” “And take care of yourself — because you matter.” That was Coach Parks. Carolyn Digovich Simkins Court Palo Alto

Momentum nonprofit Editor, We have many talented people living, working and studying in this area. To me this place is so wonderful because of all the kind, caring and lovable residents. Look at all the nonprofit organizations in this area; most of the time there are more volunteers than they are needed. I like to point out a very unique place call Momentum, a safe haven for people with mental illnesses. They care, they cure and they build success in this community. Happiness is not about what kind of car you drive, it comes from helping people in need. Salute to all the volunteers and staff working in all the nonprofit organizations in Palo Alto. God bless. Ingrid Lai Harvard Street Palo Alto

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Guest Opinion

Making connections

Editor’s note

5 steps to a mid-course correction for Gunn High School by an anonymous teacher very teenager is an aerialist of sorts, and we on the ground below — parents and teachers, counselors and doctors and cops, city fathers and mothers — hold our breath as we watch them cross that wide gap, that high wire between being children and being grown. Having outfitted them, we now do what we can: pull for them, gasp, cross our fingers, pray. We wish them, as hard as we can wish, a safe transit. The local coalition born out of our losses, Project Safety Net, has been weaving protections for our kids if they should fall. But since it’s common sense, too, to help kids stay balanced and aloft, Project Safety Net has also recognized that the high wire itself can be steadied against gusts, secured to hold fast, and made of material that grips the feet. Amid our sadness and turmoil, it’s understandable that some of these precautions are not yet in place, are still missing; and indeed, a “developmental assets” survey lately came back from our high-flying youth, telling us that virtually half of them are vulnerable to some kind of tumble, and are at risk. So it’s our collective responsibility to stay on this task. From my vantage point of many years in the classroom, let me set forth the five, most pressing steps that I think will make our kids’ high transit lore safe and secure. These measures — which align with Project Safety Net’s “next steps” for a more supportive school environment (see section P-8 of their report) — relate to test and project calendars, homework purpose and amount, academic integrity, and giving students a greater “voice” in their campus lives. Three of the five steps can be taken within the year’s first

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semester (one requires a computer program, to be sure, but another needs only a signed piece of paper). Two further steps call for transformations in the school culture, but even these can be underway by next spring. Gunn principal Katya Villalobos has already set the ball rolling in the right direction: This year’s schedule starts the school-day a bit later, giving our kids a shot at some extra zzzzs and a more wakeful first period. We can keep moving, with speed. As we go, having chosen human connected-

To become “connected” is first and foremost to do the simplest, most basic thing to give our students and teachers the chance to feel close: Give them time for each other. ness as the lantern in our troubled dark, we can’t re-examine too closely what we mean and feel by this notion. Are two people “connected” if they’re in the same room together? Are two people “connected” when they watch a video or listen to music together? Are a grown-up and teen “connected” during a long talk in which the grown-up gives advice while the teenager listens? Are any of us “connected” when we’re too frightened or shy to say what we really feel? We owe this idea our best thought because we’ve chosen it to light our way. To become “connected,” I think, is first and

foremost to do the simplest, most basic thing to give our students and teachers the chance to feel close, or at least as close as human beings can be in a frantic world: Give them time for each other. Teachers are the grownups with whom teens spend most of their waking hours, even more than with counselors or coaches, friends or family. But we erase teachers’ time for individual students by putting more and more kids into one class. We wipe out students’ time for their teachers by allowing so many cares and burdens into their lives that they rush out the classroom door toward the Next Big Challenge without having time to ask that extra question or hear that extra, one-on-one word of encouragement; dash into class at the last second, distracted, because they’ve been texting; can’t complain to the teacher about heavy homework because to do so might be to risk one’s grade; fight fatigue in class because they’re short of sleep; or disconnect from the day’s lesson because they’ve been too busy with Facebook and homework the night before to read the scene in “Macbeth” or do the algebra set or the psych experiment or the French verb conjugation because they have too much to do. Hope for our task, to be sure, isn’t to be found in our phrases in a newspaper or in a public meeting, or in theories or ideas. It’s to be found in our classrooms, offices, hallways, and quadrangles. It’s to be found in our libraries, nurses’ offices, auditoriums, and gyms. It’s to be discovered in a changed coloration to life in our schools, daily habits that begin to bend toward joy, a new texture of closeness on campus that can be seen in brighter eyes and heard in livelier voices. We are capable of these things; we are Palo Alto.

The accompanying essay is designed to introduce readers to a much longer article published today on Palo Alto Online. Like a previous piece titled “High school life: To whom it may concern,” published a year ago in the Weekly, this piece provides insights gleaned by the author, a teacher, from working with students at Gunn High School. It is presented anonymously in order for the focus to be on the content. While the teacher writes about his experiences at Gunn, his observations apply to both Palo Alto high schools and to high schools in all high-achievement communities. Substantial efforts have been made at Gunn and in the Palo Alto Unified School District in the past two and a half years to recognize and improve responses to students’ emotional needs and well-being. Individual students and teachers, administrators and parents have responded creatively in many important areas, from extending themselves personally to any teen who might need a listening ear to instituting new programs aimed at increasing connectedness and reducing stress. We invite anyone who is actively involved with Palo Alto schools and teens to provide additional perspective and context by commenting on the Town Square forum on Palo Alto Online. And we ask young persons to join the discussion on the issues raised in the essay and reactions to it. The voices of young persons are a vitally important component in this continuing dialogue that addresses the very roots.

Streetwise

What are your plans for Labor Day weekend? Asked on California Avenue, Palo Alto. Interviews and photographs by Janelle Eastman.

Jon Klein

Consultant Military Way, Palo Alto “Ride my bike, see a play in the city, do a little work and watch the movie ‘The Help.’”

Cathy Howard

Retiree Center Street, Mountain View “Babysitting my grandsons while my daughter and her husband attend a wedding in Lake Tahoe.”

Collin Hoctor

Retailer California Avenue, Palo Alto “Going to barbecues.”

Meade Tsunemoto

Parking-lot Attendant Dyer Street, Union City “I’m going to some barbecues. I would like to go camping but all of the sites are full.”

Alan Sandell

Assistant Administrator College Avenue, Palo Alto “No plans for the weekend.”

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Arts & Entertainment A weekly guide to music, theater, art, movies and more, edited by Rebecca Wallace

Left: Palo Alto’s Stanford Theatre is at the center of this 1941 photo of University Avenue in the book “Theatres of the San Francisco Peninsula.” Right: An old postcard, pictured in the book, shows Menlo Park’s Fremont Theatre, which was built in 1918 on El Camino Real and later torn down. Below: Palo Alto’s Varsity Theatre (which is now a closingdown Borders Books) opened in 1927 with an arch-shaped sign.

by Rebecca Wallace

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hen Gary Lee Parks looks at a photo of an old movie theater, he focuses on the visual details: etched-glass chandeliers, Art Deco patterns, gilded plaster scrolls. Jack Tillmany sees the theaters and films as more of a sociology lesson. Viewers can glimpse the days when movies were the hottest entertainment around, or when tail-finned tanks packed the drive-in. Then there are the moments of wry humor when a movie shot 80 years ago still rings true. “I was just watching ‘Gentlemen Are Born,’ which was made in 1934,” Tillmany said. “All these people graduating from college with high hopes and then they can’t get a job. Does that sound familiar?” Parks and Tillmany have combined their different viewpoints into a photo-rich book: “Theatres of the San Francisco Peninsula.” The 128-page volume was just released by South Carolina-based Arcadia Publishing as part of its ongoing series of local and regional history books. Through black-and-white photos and captions, Parks and Tillmany trace a trajectory of Bay Area cinematic history from storefront nickelodeons to cineplexes, from Daly City to Sunnyvale. Photos range from faded shots from the turn of the 20th

century to contemporary images. Most of the stories don’t have Hollywood endings. Over and over, shoebox screens and elaborate movie palaces alike get delapidated, abandoned, revamped or demolished. They’re victims of television’s success, changing tastes or business decisions. (Who remembers the Festival Cinema on Hamilton Avenue in Palo Alto, where ‘70s moviegoers could sit on beanbags?) Theaters that survive and thrive are few, with Palo Alto’s downtown Stanford Theatre one of the book’s stars. “The Stanford has been gloriously preserved by David Packard,” Tillmany said. “It’s unique because he goes to incredible lengths to keep the theater in pristine condition and show vintage films, and bring in silent films with the Wurlitzer organ.” Photos in Tillmany’s and Parks’ book follow the Stanford from its 1925 opening at 221 University Ave. (at a cost of $300,000). The theater showed off a “colorful blend of Greek and Assyrian styles” thanks to the Robert E. Powers Studio and architects Charles Weeks and William Day, the book states. Vintage photos show the terracotta floor in the lobby, the orchestra pit, the balcony. In a street shot of the theater and its environs in 1941, University Avenue is lined with cars sporting big round fenders, and the Joan Crawford flick “When

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By 1942, Palo Alto’s Varsity Theatre had a newer, neon marquee — and a “Victory Hut” selling war bonds out front. Ladies Meet” is showing. In a 1950s on documenting theaters in the Bay photo, fluttering flags, an enlarged Area and Santa Cruz and Monterey marquee and moving neon arrows areas, but on restoring them. announce Marilyn Monroe in “Bus In Menlo Park, he worked on the Stop,” with red Bevelite letters now 64-year-old Park Theatre on El shouting, “It’s sensational!” Camino Real when it was still showOn the book’s facing page is a ing films. (The Park has been sitting contemporary photo, in which the empty since 2002, when building Stanford Theatre doesn’t look all owner Howard Crittenden evicted that different. After it housed a last Landmark Theatres.) run of first-run movies in the 1980s, Behind a boarded-up area in the Packard purchased and restored the box office is some of Parks’ glass theater, and has devoted it to show- work, he said. Panels from the ing classic movies since 1989. 1940s, elaborately detailed with Another of the movie palaces that fleur-de-lys and leaf patterns, had has lasted, albeit as a home of live been damaged, and Parks replaced entertainment, is the Fox Theatre in two of them. Inside the theater, he Redwood City. replicated an old etched-glass sign The Fox is the performance home for the men’s room. of the Broadway by the Bay theater A photo in the book shows the group, and also hosts concerts and Park in earlier days, with the neon other events. A photo in the book sign aglow and its letters spelling shows the venue at its 1929 open- out: “The Importance of Being Earing as the Sequoia Theatre, when nest / A bit Wilde.” it “was quite modern in its almost Parks was also active in the camskyscraper-like use of vertical paign to save Palo Alto’s Varsity lines.” Ushers stand tall in bow ties Theatre at 456 University Ave., anand neatly pressed uniforms. other venue in the book that hasn’t The Sequoia suffered a downturn fared as well as the Stanford and the during the Depression, and in 1950 Fox. It closed in 1994, to be replaced the ceiling came down — literally by a Borders bookstore. — during a showing of the Gregory Parks was part of the long preserPeck flick “The Gunfighter,” in- vation battle over the Varsity. “A few juring 27 patrons. But the theater of us, after we lost the fight to keep was reopened and rechristened as the theater, worked with the develthe Fox a few months later. Today, oper to see as much saved as posthe Fox retains its grandeur with a sible,” he said. A lot was. A recent similar marquee, elegant lobby and photo shows the marquee, which vaulted ceilings. was kept along with the courtyard, Most of the book’s images came lobby, auditorium ceiling and other from the 2,000-photo collection of features. Tillmany, who once managed movie Older pictures show the Varsity’s houses and has assembled photos original 1927 arch-shaped front and memorabilia from San Francis- sign, a 1942 “Victory Hut” selling co-area theaters for years. war bonds in front of the theater, Parks contributed many con- and the 1950s snack bar, gleaming temporary photos, along with his with etched aluminum. The book knowledge and connections. He’s also notes that the Varsity housed on the board of the Theatre Histori- folk, jazz and rock concerts by the cal Society of America, and his fa- ‘70s. ther was an animator for Disney and With Borders now bankrupt, the Hanna-Barbera. old theater site’s future is now in Parks also brought his visual-arts question. Some have suggested that skills. As a muralist and stained- it once more house the performing glass designer, he’s worked not only arts, which Parks thinks is a great

idea. “Borders added side spaces that could be used as dressing rooms,” he mused. Parks and Tillmany teamed up to write “Theatres of the San Francisco Peninsula” after earlier experiences with Arcadia Publishing. Parks, a Sunnyvale resident, wrote “Theatres of San Jose.” Tillmany, who lives in Walnut Creek, wrote “Theatres of San Francisco” and then “Theatres of Oakland” with Jennifer Dowling. While the books are centered on historic photos, Tillmany said he and his co-authors have always tried to include as many pieces of factual information and dates as possible, for future historians. They contacted historical societies and museums for help. The book focuses on movie houses, with a few performing-arts theaters here and there. Menlo Park’s old Burgess Theatre, where the Menlo Players Guild and a young TheatreWorks performed, makes an appearance. The theater was demolished in 2002 after structural damage was found. Some long-lost movie theaters in the book will be a revelation for readers, especially younger people who have never seen drive-ins. “We got some dynamite aerial views of them that really showed how much acreage they took up,” Tillmany said. Several pages are devoted to the Redwood Drive-in, which opened at 557 E. Bayshore Blvd. in 1961. It had space for 1,300 cars and a screen that was 90 feet high and 130 feet wide, allegedly the tallest outdoor movie screen in the world, according to the book. The theater had expanded to four screens by the mid-1970s, with a playground and a huge snack bar. An aerial shot shows its sweeping space next to Highway 101. With its popularity ebbing, the Redwood Drive-in closed in 1987 and was replaced in 1991 by the Century Park 12 theater — which was shuttered in 2006. Theaters and films come and go, but Tillmany remains steadfast in his love of the cinematic past. He said he doesn’t see current movies at all, as they’re too close to modern, often disturbing issues. “I grew up during World War II. They (the films) depicted the war from a safe distance, and also were an escape from the realities of the war, which people needed,” he said. “At any given time, that’s always been their function, to escape reality.” As for Parks, he has a confession to make: “We watch more Netflix now than going out to movies.” However, he notes, he and his wife watch films at home in 1927 theater chairs from the old Harding Theatre in San Francisco, with castiron housings and carved wooden armrests. N Info: Jack Tillmany and Gary Lee Parks are scheduled to sign copies of “Theatres of the San Francisco Peninsula” on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Stanford Theatre, 221 University Ave., Palo Alto. Books will be for sale at the candy counter, and the pair will be doing signings before the 7:30 p.m. Buster Keaton double feature, and in between the two films. For more about the event, go to stanfordtheatre.org; for more about the book, go to arcadiapublishing.com.

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A sweet but spiceless ‘Sense’ Talented cast can’t make Austen novel a compelling stage play by Jeanie K. Smith

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Palo Alto City Council is seeking applications for volunteers on three Boards and Commissions. The Parks and Recreation Commission has three vacancies. The terms are for three years each and expire on December 31, 2014. Palo Alto residency is required. The Public Art Commission has one unexpired term vacant which expires on April 30, 2012. Palo Alto residency is not required. The Storm Drain Oversight Commission has two vacancies. The terms are for four years each and expire on December 31, 2015. Members must be either a Palo Alto resident, an employee of a Palo Alto business, or a property owner within city limits. All Commission Members serve without pay and are appointed by the City Council. For detailed information, please visit the City of Palo Alto Website at www.cityofpaloalto.org/clerk, or call the City Clerk’s Office at 650-329-2571. Applications are due by 5:30 pm on September 22, 2011. If an incumbent does not reapply, the application deadline for that commission will extend to 5:00 pm September 27, 2011. DONNA J. GRIDER City Clerk

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n spite of a talented cast and attractive production values, TheatreWorks’ production of Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility” never quite gets off the ground, failing to make an effective transition from page to stage. The production opened last week at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. In its American premiere, the play was written by Roger Parsley and Andy Graham in an adaptation of the Austen novel. Austen’s plot focuses on two young women, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood (Jennifer Le Blanc and Katie Fabel), who are forced to depend on the good graces of their Aunt Jennings (Stacy Ross) after losing their parents and any means to speak of. Their move into Barton Cottage in Devonshire is cause for some sadness, especially when Elinor is leaving a potential romance with earnest Edward Ferrars (Thomas Gorrebeeck) behind. But it becomes interesting when two men begin pursuing Marianne: the older but thoroughly solid and respectable Colonel Brandon (Mark

THEATRE REVIEW Anderson Phillips), and the charming, devil-may-care Willoughby (Michael Scott McLean). When both Brandon and Willoughby suddenly depart for London under mysterious circumstances, Aunt Jennings contrives to take both girls to town, hoping to help them land husbands one way or another. Alas, Lucy Steele (Lucy Littlewood) smashes Elinor’s hopes with Edward, and Willoughby proves elusive and deceptive, leading to much distress for the young women and more mystery. Well, it’s Austen, and rather predictable, but I shan’t spoil the end if you don’t know it. The script is faithful to the book, but isn’t a slavish copy; there are characters and plot lines omitted, some of which might have done the play some good. Overall there is an unfortunate tendency to play some scenes largely as written, so there is a great deal of talk, a veritable mountain of verbiage. This in spite

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of the authors’ stated intent to create something other than “turning the pages of a novel onstage.” Director Robert Kelley has also added period songs from time to time, sung as solos or duets, or even a sextet. Sometimes colorful, sometimes amusing, always nicely performed, these musical interludes nevertheless interrupt the narrative, slowing down the action even farther and feeling superfluous to it. Less could have done for giving us a taste of Marianne’s musical talents. In short, Austen suffers from too much adoration as well as not enough, and the play comes across as merely pedantic and long-winded. One would not be enticed to read the novel by seeing the play. Fortunately, the production is inhabited by marvelous actors all bravely doing their best to elevate the material with honest portrayals. Le Blanc and Fabel are quite adept and well-cast as classic Austen heroines, delivering believable characters struggling within the restrictions of their time and genders. Le Blanc especially is the master of subtle gestures and expressions that reveal to us what she cannot show to society. Gorrebeeck is quite charming as the shy Edward, casting furtive, sweet glances at Elinor in spite of himself. The confrontation among Edward, Lucy and Elinor is one of the best scenes in the play because of the delightful acting. Littlewood does an admirable job playing the sole feminine foil left in the plot, wonderfully brittle and conniving. Phillips is quite credible and suitably reserved as Brandon, although he seems to be acting older than he needs to be. Ross steals the show as the busybody aunt, bustling and scheming with relish. She’s an audience favorite, and her mugging and meddling provide welcome comic relief from the more tedious stretches of dialogue. Joe Ragey’s set design is dropdead stunning, leaving the stage relatively bare and concentrating beautiful detail in the backdrops. The numerous garden pieces effectively differentiate various locales and create the iconic English country garden. Fumiko Bielefeldt’s costumes do pretty justice to the period and add a bit of whimsy besides, reminding us of the comedy in the text. However, the production as a whole doesn’t take flight as much as one would hope. It’s sweet, sometimes engaging, and occasionally amusing, but can too often feel like a long 180 minutes. N What: “Sense and Sensibility,” by Roger Parsley and Andy Graham, based on the novel by Jane Austen; presented by TheatreWorks Where: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St. When: Through Sept. 18, with shows Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., and Sundays at 7 p.m. Cost: Tickets are $19-$69. Info: Go to theatreworks.org or call 650-463-1960.

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rab your running shoes! With an early harvest moon this year, it’s time to celebrate with the 27th annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk at the Baylands on Friday, Sept. 9. The run/walk is a classic Palo Alto tradition (now consisting of 10 and 5K runs and a 5K walk) that attracts runners and walkers from throughout the Bay Area, along with major sponsors. Proceeds benefit the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund for local charitable organizations. Inside this section is a schedule, map, last year’s results, this year’s volunteers and a feature profiling one of Palo Alto’s newest businesses — and Moonlight Run sponsors — LYFE Kitchen, a healthy eatery. On your marks, get set, go! N

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by Jeff Carr wo ex-McDonald’s executives have put the golden arches behind them with a new food franchise and an interest in community health — including this year’s Moonlight Run. The two execs, Mike Roberts and Mike Donahue, and an investment banker have devised a brand and restaurant chain called LYFE Kitchen. The word stands for Love Your Food Everyday. The chain is styled as somewhat of a healthy person’s fast-food restaurant, and it’s already planning a McDonald’s-esque nationwide expansion, even before the first location opens — at 167 Hamilton Ave. in downtown Palo Alto. In order to generate interest in advance of the restaurant’s planned Sept. 28 opening, LYFE

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5K walk 7:00pm, 10K run 8:15pm, 5K run 8:45pm. Race-night registration 6:00 to 8:00pm at City of Palo Alto Baylands Athletic Center, Embarcadero & Geng Roads (just east of the Embarcadero Exit off Highway 101). Parking — go to PaloAltoOnline.com to check for specific parking locations.

COURSE 5K and 10K loop courses over Palo Alto Baylands levee, through the marshlands by the light of the Harvest Moon! Course is flat, USAT&F certified (10k run only) on levee and paved roads. Water at all stops. Course map available at www.PaloAltoOnline.com.

REGISTRATIONS & ENTRY FEE Pre-registration fee is $25 per entrant (postmarked by September 2, 2011) and includes a long-sleeve t-shirt. Late/race-night registration is $30 and includes a shirt only while supplies last. Family package: Children 12 and under run free with a registered parent. A completed entry form for each child must be submitted with adult registration. Please indicate on form and include $15 for t-shirt. No confirmation of mail-in registration available. Registration also available online at www.PaloAltoOnline.com. Refunds will not be issued for no-show registrations and t-shirts will not be held.

SPORTS TEAM/CLUBS: Pre-registration opportunity for organizations of 10 or more runners; e-mail MoonlightRun@paweekly.com.

MINORS: If not pre-registered Minors under 18 MUST bring signed parental/waiver form (below) on race night to participate.

DIVISIONS Age divisions: 9 & under; 10-12; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69, and 70 & over with separate divisions for male and female runners in each age group. Race timing provided for 5K and 10K runs only; not 5K walk.

COMPUTERIZED RESULTS by A Change of Pace Chip timing by A Change of Pace. Race results will be posted on the Internet at www.PaloAltoOnline.com by 11pm race night. Registration forms must be filled out completely and correctly for results to be accurate. Race organizers are not responsible for incorrect results caused by incomplete or incorrect registration forms. You must register for the event you plan to participate in.

AWARDS/PRIZES/ENTERTAINMENT Top three finishers in each division. Prize giveaways and refreshments. DJ Alan Waltz. Pre-race warmups by Noxcuses Fitness, Palo Alto

PALO ALTO GRAND PRIX Road Race Series — Moonlight Run, 9/9; Marsh Madness, 10/23; Home Run, 11/13, for more information go to www.paloaltogp.org.

BENEFICIARY Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund. A holiday-giving fund to benefit Palo Alto area non-profits and charitable organizations. In April 2011, 45 organizations received a total of $240,000 (from the 2010-2011 Holiday Fund.)

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MORE INFORMATION Call (650) 463-4920, (650) 326-8210, email MoonlightRun@paweekly.com or go to www.PaloAltoOnline.com. For safety reasons, no dogs allowed on course for the 5K and 10K runs. They are welcome on the 5K walk only. No retractable leashes! Please bring your own clean-up bag. Jogging strollers welcome in the 5K walk or at the back of either run.

Flashlights/head lights recommended. First aid service and chiropractic evaluations will be available.

Register online at www.PaloAltoOnline.com by Midnight 9/2 GOT OLD SHOES? Change someone’s world with a pair of your shoes. Bring your gently worn shoes to the Moonlight Run and they will be sent to Djibouti, Africa.

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specializes in comfort food, and Ronnen is on the leading edge of vegetarian and vegan cooking, having previously worked with Oprah Winfrey. Donahue said theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve â&#x20AC;&#x153;smashed food atomsâ&#x20AC;? in attempts to take the best of nutrition and taste without sacrificing either. LYFE Kitchen will employ separate menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menus will contain a variety of items familiar to fast-food fare, such as hamburgers and pizza, to eggplant parmesan and other, rarer selections. Donahue said all dish-

es will contain fewer than 600 calories and 1000 mg of sodium. There will also be a focus on local ingredients from sustainable sources, in keeping with LYFEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emphasis on social responsibility. The company ambitiously refers to its product as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;lyfestyle brand,â&#x20AC;? rather than just a chain of restaurants. The Hamilton Avenue space will reflect the brand and its hybrid nature. Customers will be met at the door by a greeter, like a sit-down restaurant, but order at the counter, like a fast-food joint. The design will feature warm woods and natural lighting, and use sustainable elements where possible. The location will seat 80 in the dining room and 20 on

the partially enclosed patio, which Donahue said will be the largest of its kind in downtown Palo Alto. The former McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s execs and their founding partner are based in Chicago, but Donahue said they searched nationwide for the best demographic fit for their new enterprise, and Palo Alto was a clear No. 1. â&#x20AC;&#x153;LYFE is a transformational brand,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So many other transformational brands have started here, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re excited to be among them.â&#x20AC;? Roberts, his investment banker partner Stephen Sidwell, the chefs and others held a ceremonial â&#x20AC;&#x153;forkliftingâ&#x20AC;? in front of the Hamilton Avenue location in June. Other pre-

launch LYFE events have included taste tests. During the early stages of the restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operation, LYFE Kitchenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s management will solicit feedback

from the community about the Palo Alto location in order to shape its growth plans. N Editorial Intern Jeff Carr can be emailed at jcarr@paweekly.com.

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5K Results 2010 Moonlight Run Overall Leaders 1. Scott Himmelberger (Palo Alto) 15:27 2. Kevin Pierpoint (Palo Alto) 15:49 3. Andrew Prior (Palo Alto) 17:18 4. Danil Lopez (Stanford) 17:22 5. Andrew Pimlott (San Francisco) 17:24 6. Matthew Bieniosek (Danville) 18:02 7. Drew Pilgr (Palo Alto) 18:51 8. Samuel Mcclure (Stanford) 18:54 9. Daniel Krigel (Palo Alto) 19:05 10. James Xie (Stanford) 19:14

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Blood donors kept Quinn alive» Quinn was born with a massive cancerous tumor on his leg and needed numerous blood transfusions during his first few days of life at El Camino Hospital and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. “Without blood, Quinn would have died,” said his mom, Karen. He now walks with the help of a prosthetic leg and has no idea he has any limitations.

For more than 10 years, Stanford Blood Center employees have proudly supported the Annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk with volunteers at the event. Visit our table at the 2011 Moonlight Run for more information.

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Why are thousands of glass bottles in King Plaza in front of Palo Alto City Hall? You can ask the artist herself next week. Berkeley artist Mildred Howard created the new temporary publicart installation “Clear Story,” a bottle house that stands 10 feet tall, composed of glass and wood. On Saturday, Sept. 10, she’s scheduled to give a free public talk about the piece at 3 p.m. at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Howard has been quoted as saying that her many sculptures are often inspired by the traditional bottle houses of West Africa and the American South. Here, Palo Alto’s distinctive Eichlers reportedly played a role as well. Audience members may get a chance to ask Howard about her inspirations at a post-talk reception, scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. with refreshments. “Clear Story” is expected to remain in King Plaza through August 2012. More information is at cityofpaloalto.org/artcenter.

Was there life before Bach? Plenty, as evidenced by the 17th-century German cantatas so popular in the Lutheran church. Next week, musicians performing in Palo Alto will aim to give audience members a taste of that time. Two early-music groups — the Wildcat Viols, who hail from the Bay Area, and the Ohio-based Catacoustic Consort — will give a concert of German cantatas from the pre-Bach 1600s. Soprano Youngmi Kim and baritone Mischa Bouvier are the featured singers. Composers will include Christoph Bernhard, Franz Tunder and Matthias Weckmann. The concert is being given under the auspices of the San Francisco Early Music Society. The Palo Alto performance begins at 8 p.m. on Sept. 9 at the First Lutheran Church, 600 Homer Ave.; tickets are $35 general, $30 for seniors, $28 for society members and $12 for students. The program will be repeated Sept. 10 in Berkeley and Sept. 11 in San Francisco. For more information, go to sfems. org or call 510-528-1725.

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Citizen Video Journalist Academy starts September 10th We’ve partnered with the Media Center and are offering a four-week Citizen Journalist Academy to teach video production and reporting skills, after which you should be ready to produce videos for community access television and PaloAltoOnline.com. Hands-on classes begin Saturday, Sept. 10, and continue with Tuesday evening sessions (6:30-9:30 p.m.) on Sept. 13, 20, 27 and Oct. 4 and Saturday morning sessions (9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.) on Sept. 17 and Oct. 1.

Laura Dahl and other members of Stanford University’s piano faculty will present a campus concert on Sept. 7. hall. The concert will be in Dinkelspiel Auditorium on campus. The program includes: Dvorák’s ˇ “Gypsy Songs,” with Foland singing and pianist Laura Dahl playing; Schubert’s Allegretto in C minor and Klavierstück in E-flat minor, with pianist Thomas Schultz; Chopin’s Ballade in G minor, Op. 23, with pianist Frederick Weldy; and selections from Prokofiev’s “Cinderella” arranged for two pianos by Mikhail Pletnev, with pianists Kumaran Arul and George Barth. Admission is $25. The music department is also planning another benefit concert on Sept. 17, also at 8 p.m. in Dinkelspiel Auditorium, featuring the St. Lawrence String Quartet and pianist Jon Nakamatsu. Tickets are $34-$85 ($10 for Stanford students). For more about both concerts, go to music.stanford. edu or call 650-725-ARTS.

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Tiffany Shlain opens a trailer for her new documentary film, “Connected,” by confessing that while she was catching up with an old friend, she got restless. This was a friend she had flown across the country to see, and yet Shlain kept getting distracted by the desire to check her email. Finally, she faked needing a trip to the bathroom so she could sneak a look at her phone. The anecdote may hit too close to home for many in Silicon Valley. Others may not think there’s anything wrong with it. Either way, Shlain is fascinated with the topic of connection in the 21st century — visual and virtual — and how it relates to such contemporary issues as the environment, technology and population growth. Next Thursday, Sept. 8, “Connected” will have a screening at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto, presented by the JCC and the Commonwealth Club of Silicon Valley. (“Connected” will also be opening in some Bay Area theaters on Sept. 16. It was an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival.) The screening is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall at 3921 Fabian Way. Admission is $15 general, $10 for JCC members (who must call in advance), and $5 for students. Call 408-280-5530 or go to paloaltojcc.org.

Annalisa Pappano, artistic director of the Catacoustic Consort, poses with a treble viola da gamba. Her group will perform 17th-century German cantatas with the Wildcat Viols in Palo Alto on Sept. 9

Playing for pianos Now under construction, the 844seat Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University won’t be complete without a few good pianos. Several members of Stanford’s piano faculty are pitching in with a benefit concert. On Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m., the pianists will perform — with vocal assistance from soprano Nicolle Foland — a faculty showcase that will also serve as a benefit performance for new pianos at the Bing

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Stanford has the St. Lawrence String Quartet as artists in residence. The Red Rock cafe has Dogcatcher. It’s a matter of personal taste, really. You can listen to chamber music, or you can listen to what the members of the Dogcatcher band call “kinda dirty, jazzy folk music.” Those who prefer the latter are in luck this weekend. Dogcatcher, a four-guy band based in Mountain View, will play at the Red Rock cafe, which is also in Mountain View, this Saturday, Sept. 3, at 8 p.m. (For its part, the Red Rock website describes the Dogcatcher sound as “indie-jazzsoul-rock-poetry.” So go with an open mind.) Dogcatcher started as a rhythm section backing up other bands in San Diego. Now singer/pianist/guitarist Andrew Heine, bass player Jared Milos, drummer Ramon Esquivel, and guitarist/singer/percussionist Ryan Kingsmith have their own gigs. They put out the album “KILR” earlier this year. Red Rock is at 201 Castro St. in downtown Mountain View. For more information, go to redrockcoffee.org or call 650-967-4473.

It’s open to anyone over age 16. You will learn to use video cameras, audio equipment and how to edit video on the computer. You’ll also learn how to plan and produce video segments. Participant fee is $250. Once you complete the program, you’ll become a Community Correspondent, be eligible to use Media Center video equipment and produce and submit videos to Palo Alto Online. You’ll join Palo Alto Online’s team of online video correspondents who cover community events, conduct interviews and produce short video features about activities going on in the Palo Alto community. To sign up, contact Becky Sanders at becky@midpenmedia.org For more information, send an e-mail to editor@paweekly.com or call Tyler Hanley, online editor, at 650-326-8210.

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(Century 16, Century 20) The common moviegoing assumption that â&#x20AC;&#x153;art filmsâ&#x20AC;? are medicinal and mainstream genre films are candy doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always hold true. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Debt,â&#x20AC;? a thriller that successfully partners high and lowart sensibilities. Based on the 2007 Israeli film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ha-Hov,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Debtâ&#x20AC;? concerns three Mossad operatives whose confrontation of a Nazi war criminal wins them accolades. So why are they all so grim? We find out in two unfolding timelines: accounts of the 1966 mission as well as the 1997 incidents that dredge up longburied secrets. One curiosity of the film comes in the twinned performances of the actors playing the agents in past and present. In the past, first-time field agent Rachel (Jessica Chastain) joins the brooding David (Sam Worthington) and impulsive, animalistic Stefan (Marton Csokas) to ensnare an ex-Nazi doctor (Jesper Christensen) working as a proctologist in East Germany. In 1997 Israel, Rachel (Helen Mirren), David (Ciaran Hinds) and Stefan (Tom Wilkinson) squirm in the spotlight thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been refocused on them by the publication of a nonfiction book about the mission. And they deal with unexpected developments from a past that wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t die. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Debtâ&#x20AC;? finds John Madden (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Proofâ&#x20AC;?) directing a cleverly structured screenplay by Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman (â&#x20AC;&#x153;KickAssâ&#x20AC;?) and Peter Straughan (â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Men Who Stare at Goatsâ&#x20AC;?). Vaughn and Goldmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s genre ease generally complements Maddenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classical approach to character and theme, and in several taut sequences, the director demonstrates heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hardly a slouch at suspense. Some of the most spinetingling scenes trade not on bullets but words, as the deviously insinuating â&#x20AC;&#x153;Surgeon of Birkenauâ&#x20AC;? plays mind games with his captors. Doing expert work, Christensen refuses to let his crafty character become a caricature. The filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final movement, which involves the retired Rachel being forced back into action, strains credibility to its limit, but by then weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re invested in the psychic scar that matches her physical one. Though

  

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big-screen raunch-fest â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Good Old Fashioned Orgy,â&#x20AC;? which gives new meaning to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be there for you.â&#x20AC;? Of course, people seemed to like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friends,â&#x20AC;? whereas the 30something characters in â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Good Old Fashioned Orgyâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at one point self-described as â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lamest Generationâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; tend to be annoying and/or obnoxious. The picture stars Jason Sudeikis (rapidly becoming the screenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s King of Boors) as Eric, the hub of a circle of New York City friends. They live and work in the city but go wild on weekends at the East Hamptons home of Ericâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dad (Don Johnson). The partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s over when the home goes up for sale, against Ericâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vehement objections. Since the huge parties all have themes (the tonedeaf first scene depicts â&#x20AC;&#x153;the White Trash Bashâ&#x20AC;?), Eric and best bud Mike (Tyler Labine) rub their brain cells together to come up with the perfect idea for a â&#x20AC;&#x153;final Labor Day blowout.â&#x20AC;? And then it hits them: an intimate get-together (if you know what I mean). Therapist Alison (Lake Bell) calls the idea â&#x20AC;&#x153;insane, idiotic and self-destructive,â&#x20AC;? but eventually the friends are all on board: work-obsessed Adam (Nick Kroll); nervous Laura (Lindsay Sloane), who determines to stop fretting and put herself out there; Sue (Michelle Borth), who carries a torch for Eric; indecisive Duquez (Martin Starr), who has a law degree and a rock-and-roll dream; and his supportive girlfriend, Willow (Angela Sarafyan). Eric troubleshoots an uncharacteristic crisis of conscience when he begins getting serious with his dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Realtor, Kelly (Leslie Bibb), who knows nothing of the orgy plans. The movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most amusing conceit finds the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just-married friends (Will Forte and Lucy Punch) offended not to have been included in the orgy; in their attempt to crash the event, they sadly misinterpret its Kama Sutra theme. The pals naturally learn that getting started is the hardest part, but when all is said and done, the orgy must go on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Good Old Fashioned Orgyâ&#x20AC;? has its moments (10 points for mocking use of Enigmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sadenessâ&#x20AC;?), but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re few and far between, and for a movie about an orgy, it has a surprisingly been there-done that feel. Making their feature debuts after toiling in TV, writer-directors Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck take essentially the same tack as Kevin Smith did with his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zack and Miri Make a Pornoâ&#x20AC;?: friends finally exploring sexual possibilities with each other, making for comical awkwardness and a mash-up of raunch and heart. But Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bolder NC-17 film stands relatively tall, while â&#x20AC;&#x153;Orgyâ&#x20AC;? remains comedically flaccid. Rated R for pervasive strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language. One hour, 35 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Peter Canavese

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Century 16: 9:35 p.m. Century 20: 10:30 p.m.

The 39 Steps (1935)

Stanford Theatre: Fri. at 4:10 & 7:30 p.m.

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (R) (1/2

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Apollo 18 (PG-13) (Not Reviewed)

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Cars 2 (G) ((1/2

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Colombiana (PG-13) (Not Reviewed)

Century 16: 12:15, 3:20, 7:20 & 10 p.m. Century 20: 11:10 a.m.; 12:10, 1:45, 2:45, 4:25, 5:25, 7:05, 8, 9:40 & 10:35 p.m.

Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13) ((1/2

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Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG-13) ((1/2

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The Debt (R)

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Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Be Afraid of the Dark Century 16: 11:40 a.m.; 2:20, 4:50, 7:35 & 10:10 p.m. (R) (Not Reviewed) Century 20: Noon, 2:35, 5:15, 7:50 & 10:20 p.m. Fright Night (2011) (R) (Not Reviewed)

Century 16: In 3D at 10:30 p.m. Century 20: In 3D at 10:20 p.m.

The Guard (R) (Not Reviewed)

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG-13) ((((

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The Help (PG-13) ((

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Horrible Bosses (R) (((

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The Lady Vanishes (1938)

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Notorious (1946)

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One Day (PG-13) (1/2

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Our Idiot Brother (R) ((1/2

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R) (Not Reviewed)

Guild Theatre: Sat. at midnight.

Sarahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Key (PG-13) ((1/2 Aquarius Theatre: 3:45, 6:15 & 8:45 p.m.; Sat.-Mon. also at 1 p.m. Saving Private Perez (PG-13) (Not Reviewed)

Century 20: 12:05 & 2:40 p.m.; Fri., Sat. & Mon.-Thu. also at 5:10, 7:55 & 10:35 p.m.

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Aquarius Theatre: 4:15, 7 & 9:30 p.m.; Sat.-Mon. also at 1:30 p.m.

Shark Night (PG-13) (Not Reviewed)

Century 16: 12:05, 5:25 & 10:30 p.m.; In 3D at 2:35 & 8 p.m. Century 20: 12:45, 5:40 & 10:25 p.m.; In 3D at 3:10 & 8:05 p.m.

The Smurfs (PG) (Not Reviewed)

Century 16: 2 & 7:05 p.m.; In 3D at 11:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m. & 4:20 p.m.; In 3D at 1:50 & 6:50 p.m.

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (PG) (Not Reviewed)

Century 16: 1:45 & 7 p.m.; In 3D at 11:30 a.m.; 4 & 9:20 p.m. Century 20: 11:45 a.m.; 4:40 & 9:35 p.m.; In 3D at 2:20 & 7:15 p.m.

To Catch a Thief (1955)

Stanford Theatre: Sat.-Thu. at 3:40 & 7:30 p.m.

Warrior (PG-13) (Not Reviewed)

Century 16: Sun. at 7 p.m. Century 20: Sun. at 7 p.m.

Wynton Marsalis and Century 16: Wed. at 7:30 p.m. Century 20: Wed. Eric Clapton Play the Blues at 7:30 p.m. (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed)

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CITY OF PALO ALTO NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Article XIIID, section 6 of the California Constitution, that the City Council of the City of Palo Alto will hold a Public Hearing at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, September 19, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California. The Public Hearing will be held to consider changes to Water and Refuse Utilities Rate Schedules to be effective October 1, 2011. Copies of the proposed water and refuse rate schedules are available on the City’s website and in the Utilities Department, 3rd Floor, City Hall, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California. There is a $3.00 per copy charge for this publication. DONNA J. GRIDER, MMC City Clerk

Palo Alto Unified School District Notice is hereby Given that proposals will be received by the Palo Alto Unified School District for bid package: Palo Alto High School Haymarket Boiler Replacement Contract No: PAB-11

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DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK: The work includes, but is not limited to asbestos abatement work, the removal and replacement of existing boilers, hydronic piping, installation and integration of associated components, and other work associated electrical, EMS work and as indicated in the plans and specifications.

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tomato, avocado, beans and white rice cooked with chopped carrots and bell peppers. The burrito bar is not the nimble production line as at Taqueria La Bamba. You order up front and sit down, in our case for quite a while, and then everything came at once. Pacing, people. However, the carnitas, fried pork shoulder bits, were still crispy and moist. Vegetarian options include quesadillas, tacos and burritos. (Vegetarian burritos often fall flat, but in a survey by this newspaper, we found La Bamba’s to be superior.) At the taqueria, you get little containers of salsa to go. Here, you get full access to an excellent salsa bar featuring luscious tomatillo, salsa fresca with chopped tomatoes and onions, and smoky roasted red pep-

Mexican fare to sit down and savor at Ay Caramba it’s La Bamba by Sheila he problem with Taqueria La Bamba, the burrito superpower on Middlefield Way in Mountain View, is that it’s standing room only. There is no place to sit. Stand in line, and if you want to eat there, stand at the narrow counters. There used to be a few tables, but no longer. So here comes Ay Caramba it’s La Bamba, a semi-self-serve restaurant, to the rescue. La Bamba’s empire expanded in January, with the opening of Ay Caramba in the shopping center at Middlefield and Rengstorff, less than half a mile away from the original taqueria. Another advantage over the original and the downtown La Bamba is the easy parking. There is plenty of it. And the menu offers a wider selection of food and drink, such as fresh-squeezed orange juice. There are appetizers other than pupusas, the delicious but very filling Salvadoran stuffed, thick tortilla; and tamales. One appetizer is a shrimp cocktail the size of your head. Everything at La Bamba is big. A goblet worthy of a hot-fudge sundae was loaded with medium-size shrimp, cucumber, avocado, onions and cocktail sauce. A handful of shrimp hung decoratively off the rim. It was only a little disconcerting that the accompanying saltines, which came from Costa Rica, had passed their sell-by date. Who needs saltines, anyway? A tamale ($2.29) was unfortunately served on the same plate as

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Join the community discussion on the proposed Juana Briones Park restroom installation. Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 6:30 PM Juana Briones Elementary School 4100 Orme Street Palo Alto, CA 94306

There will be a mandatory pre-bid conference and site visit at 10:00 a.m. on Sept. 14, 2011 starting at the 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, California 94301. Please meet in front of the Haymarket Theater. Bid Submission: Proposals must be received at the District Facilities Office Building “D”, by: 10:00 a.m. Sept. 28, 2011. PREVAILING WAGE LAWS: The successful Bidder must comply with all prevailing wage laws applicable to the Project, and related requirements contained in the Contract Documents. Palo Alto Unified School District will maintain a Labor Compliance Program (LCP) for the duration of this project. In bidding this project, the contractor warrants he/she is aware and will follow the Public Works Chapter of the California Labor Code comprised of labor code sections 1720 - 1861. A copy of the Districts LCP is available for review at 25 Churchill Avenue, Building D, Palo Alto, CA 94306. 1. A pre-job conference shall be conducted with the contractor or subcontractors to discuss federal and state labor law requirements applicable to the contract. 2. Project contractors and subcontracts shall maintain and furnish to the District, at a designated time, a certified copy of each payroll with a statement of compliance signed under penalty of perjury. 3. The District shall review and, if appropriate, audit payroll records to verify compliance with the Public Works Chapter of the Labor Code. 4. The District shall withhold contract payments if payroll records are delinquent or inadequate. 5. The District shall withhold contract payments as described in the LCP, including applicable penalties when the District and Labor Commissioner establish that underpayment of other violations has occurred. Bidders may examine Bidding Documents at Facilities Office, Building “D”. Bidders may purchase copies of Plans and Specifications at Peninsula Digital Imaging, 599 Fairchild Drive, Mountain View, CA 94043, Phone Number (650) 967-1966 All questions can be addressed to:

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per salsa. Also better, the chips on Rengstorff are thin and crisp. Last time I was at the taqueria, the chips were round, clunky and dull. But mostly, the advantage is that you can sit down. You eat with metal utensils on plastic plates — almost like home! There’s a large patio, a couple of booths, and colorful prints of festive scenes on walls painted avocado green, ketchup red and orange orange. N Ay Caramba it’s La Bamba: 580 North Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View 650-967-2659 Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Reservations

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CLOSED SESSION: Existing Litigation CLOSED SESSION: Labor Negotiations Selection of Candidates to be interviewed for the Library Advisory Commission for One Unexpired Term Ending on January 31, 2014 Authorize the Mayor to Sign the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB) Letter Regarding Caltrain Electrification Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Adoption of a Resolution to Execute a Title 16 Grant Funding Agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation for Planning and Environmental Studies for the Proposed Recycled Water Project to Serve the Stanford Research Park 2nd Reading: Adoption of an Ordinance Dissolving the Palo Alto Redevelopment Agency (First Reading July 25, 2011 Passed 8-0 Schmid absent) Approval of Contract Amendment No. 18 extending the term of the Rail Shuttle Bus Administration Agreement with the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board through 6/30/2012 and increasing the cumulative expenditure limit by $50,000 for a total of $2,825,264 2nd Reading: Adoption of an Ordinance for a Zone Change of a 1,565 Square Foot Parcel From PF (Public Facility) to ROLM (Research Office Limited Manufacturing) at 200 San Antonio Avenue (First Reading August 1, 2011 - Passed 7- 0 Price, Scharff absent) Consideration of Development Center Blueprint Recommendations and Actions Council Direction to Voting Delegate Mayor Espinosa for 2011 League Conference Regarding City’s Position on Proposed Six Resolutions.

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PIZZA Pizza Chicago 424-9400 4115 El Camino Real, Palo Alto This IS the best pizza in town

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Spot A Pizza 324-3131 115 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto Voted Best Pizza in Palo Alto www.spotpizza.com

Rated the BEST Chicago Style, Deep Dish Gourmet Pizza

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Armadillo Willy’s 941-2922 1031 N. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos Range: $5.00-13.00

Su Hong – Menlo Park Dining Phone: 323–6852 To Go: 322–4631 Winner, Menlo Almanac “Best Of” 8 years in a row!

Hobee’s 856-6124 4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto Also at Town & Country Village, Palo Alto 327-4111

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INDIAN Darbar Indian Cuisine 321-6688 129 Lytton, Downtown Palo Alto Lunch Buffet M-F; Open 7 days

Janta Indian Restaurant Green Elephant Gourmet 462-5903 494-7391 369 Lytton Ave., Downtown Palo Alto Burmese & Chinese Cuisine Lunch Buffet M-F; 3950 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto www.jantaindianrestaurant.com (Charleston Shopping Center) Dine-In, Take-Out, Local Delivery-Catering

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CHINESE Chef Chu’s 948-2696 1067 N. San Antonio Road on the corner of El Camino, Los Altos 2010 Best Chinese MV Voice & PA Weekly Jing Jing 328-6885 443 Emerson St., Palo Alto Authentic Szechwan, Hunan Food To Go, Delivery www.jingjinggourmet.com Ming’s 856-7700 1700 Embarcadero East, Palo Alto www.mings.com New Tung Kee Noodle House 947-8888 520 Showers Dr., MV in San Antonio Ctr. Voted MV Voice Best ‘01, ‘02, ‘03 & ‘04 Prices start at $4.75

La Cucina di Pizzeria Venti 254-1120 1390 Pear Ave, Mountain View www.pizzeriaventi.com Fresh, Chef Inspired Italian Food Spalti Ristorante 327-9390 417 California Ave, Palo Alto ݵՈÈÌiÊœœ`ÊUÊ"ÕÌ`œœÀÊ ˆ˜ˆ˜}Ê www.spalti.com

JAPANESE & SUSHI Fuki Sushi 494-9383 4119 El Camino Real, Palo Alto Open 7 days a Week

Trader Vic’s 849-9800 4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto Dinner Mon-Thurs 5-10pm; Fri-Sat 5-11pm; Sun 4:30 - 9:30pm Available for private luncheons Lounge open nightly Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-6 pm

SEAFOOD Cook’s Seafood 325-0604 751 El Camino Real, Menlo Park Seafood Dinners from $6.95 to $10.95

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Scott’s Seafood 323-1555 #1 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto Open 7 days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner Happy Hour 7 days a week 4-7 pm Full Bar, Banquets, Outdoor Seating www.scottsseafoodpa.com

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THAI Siam Orchid 325-1994 496 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto Organic Thai Free Delivery to Palo Alto/Stanford/Menlo Park Order online at www.siamorchidpa.com

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Celia’s Mexican Restaurant 843-0643 3740 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 1850 El Camino Real, Menlo Park www.celiasrestaurants.com

Sundance the Steakhouse 321-6798 1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30 am-2:00pm Dinner: Mon-Thu 5:00-10:00pm Fri-Sat 5:00-10:30pm, Sun 5:00-9:00pm www.sundancethesteakhouse.com

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A BIG OPENER . . . The Menlo College football team earned this weekend off after opening its season with a 39-13 victory over visiting University of British Columbia last weekend. The Oaks (1-0), an NAIA independent, have a bye before visiting Pacific University in Forest Grove (Ore.) on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Menlo quarterback Matt Pelesasa made his debut with the Oaks a memorable one by throwing five touchdown passes. He transferred in from Western Kentucky after a standout prep career at Woodside High. Pelesasa completed 26 of 43 passes for 417 yards and two interceptions. Kyle Campas rushed for 104 yards on 11 carries to lead the Oaks’ running game.

Luck puts Heisman talk behind him as Stanford prepares for its opener by Rick Eymer

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GOOD REASON TO GOLF . . . The Tony Makjavich Memorial Golf Tournament takes place Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Summitpointe Golf Club, with a shotgun start scheduled for 1:30 p. m. The $150 entry fee includes green fees, cart, prizes, range balls, and Tri-tip dinner. An additional $150 sponsorship gets you a tee sign and a spot in the program. For the banquet only, $35 includes dinner and raffle. To receive a copy of the participation form, and for more information, send an email at steve@paoaks.com, phone 650 302-3279, or download it from www.paoaks.com

ABOUT THE COVER: Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck will lead the Cardinal football team into its season-opener against visiting San Jose State on Saturday at 2 p.m. Photo by Don Feria/Stanfordphoto.com.

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OF LOCAL NOTE . . . Palo Alto High graduate Allison Whitson has gotten her junior season off to a good start after helping the UC Davis women’s volleyball team win the Hampton Inn & Suites UNC Classic on Saturday in Greeley, Colo. Whitson, an outside hitter, posted 46 kills with 31 digs and eight blocks while earning Most Valuable Player honors. The Aggies clinched the tourney title with a 25-15, 26-28, 13-25, 25-21, 16-14 win over host Northern Colorado. The 6-foot-1 Whitson was an All-Big West Conference first-team selection in 2010, the first Aggie sophomore to do so since 1996 . . . Stanford student Michelle Wie came up short in her bid to win the Canadian Women’s Open golf title on Sunday when Brittany Lincicome sank a par putt on the 18th hole in a driving rainstorm to win by one stroke. Wie shot 67-69-68-72 while tying for second with Stacy Lewis. Each earned $177,981.

With first-year head coach David Shaw (left) watching, quarterback Andrew Luck (12) will get the 2011 college football season underway Saturday when Stanford plays host to San Jose State at 2 p.m.

ake no mistake in regards to Andrew Luck and the Heisman Trophy: he’s uncomfortable talking about it, and, perhaps, even more uncomfortable that he’s on the cover of Sports Illustrated as its preseason Heisman favorite. Make that “the runaway preseason favorite.” Stanford’s redshirt junior quarterback has the eyes of the college football world focused upon him as the curtain rises on a brand-spanking new season. The Cardinal, ranked seventh in the Associated Press poll, opens with a home game Saturday against San Jose State at 2 p.m. (Comcast Sports Net Bay Area). It’s been 40 years since Stanford opened a season with such anticipation. It’s the first preseason ranking for the Cardinal since 1993 (the year after Bill Walsh led Stanford to a 24-3 victory over Penn State in the Blockbuster Bowl) and its highest debut since it was ranked seventh opening the 1950 season. Luck doesn’t understand all the fuss, even after finishing as the runner-up to Cam Newton in last year’s Heisman balloting. “It irked me when people started talking about it before the season,” Luck said. “What have I done? I’ve done nothing.” Which is why there is so much anticipation. Luck helped Stanford finish with a 12-1 mark last year, a school record for victories, and the program’s first appearance in a Bowl Championship Series contest. Considered a lock to be the overall No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, Luck choose instead to return to Stanford (continued on page 39)

Palo Alto’s state champs begin title defenses Football puts 14-game win streak on the line Friday at home, girls’ volleyball opens with a 15-game streak in Reno by Keith Peters he curtain goes up on special seasons for the Palo Alto football and girls’ volleyball teams on Friday. The big question facing both squads is whether they’ll get stage fright. Members of both teams participated on the biggest stage of their lives last season and performed to standing ovations as each claimed state championships. It was the first such titles for each program and the first state titles in 113 years of Palo Alto sports history. The 14-0 season by the football team and 41-1 record by the volleyball squad led the way for the finest athletic season in Paly history. The school was duly recognized when

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MaxPreps named Palo Alto as the No. 8 athletic program in the nation this past June. St. Thomas Aquinas of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., was ranked No. 1. De La Salle of Concord was the only Northern California school ranked ahead of Paly at No. 6. Palo Alto finished ahead of perennial powers Mater Dei (No. 9), the No. 1 team in 2009, and Long Beach Poly (No. 10). “That’s pretty amazing,” said Earl Hansen, Paly’s athletic director and head football coach. “I don’t know if it will ever happen again. We’re a public school. We do the best we can with what we have.” While he was speaking about his team, Hansen could have been talk-

ing about Dave Winn’s volleyball squad when he said” “It’s a historymaking record for Paly and it will always be there . . . people can only tie it.” Both teams will have the opportunity to just that this season. Paly will put a 14-game win streak on the line when it opens its football season at home on Friday against San Benito at 7:30 p.m., while the volleyball squad — which finished 2010 on a 15-match win streak — begins defense of its state title at the annual High Sierra Classic in Reno earlier in the day. Both squads open with extremely high expectations and lofty preseason rankings. MaxPreps has Hansen’s squad

ranked No. 2 in the Central Coast Section behind Valley Christian and 20th in the state. The volleyball team is ranked No. 8 in the state by MaxPreps and No. 9 in the nation by prepvolleyball.com. “Quite an honor,” said Winn. “I don’t think there is any doubt there is a bull’s eye on our backs this season. We’re up for the challenge.” Two big challenges for Winn will be integrating 16 players into the flow of varsity practices and matches in addition to replacing the graduated Trina Ohms (380 kills, 38 aces) and Megan Coleman (543 digs, 51 aces), two big reasons behind the Vikings’ extraordinary success and (continued on page 41)

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Settling in as setter Karissa Cook likes her full-time role with women’s volleyball team by Rick Eymer

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Stanford graduate Jill Camarena-Williams had plenty to celebrate this week when she became the first American women to earn a medal in the shot put at the World Track and Field Championships when she finished third with a throw of 65-8 1/4 on Monday in Daegu, South Korea.

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Stanford grad hits big time Camarena-Williams makes history with bronze medal at the World Championships by Keith Peters his has been quite a track-andfield season for Stanford graduate Jill Camarena-Williams, who has re-written the record book in the women’s shot put. Camarena-Williams established an American indoor record of 65-2 1/4 earlier this season and followed that by tying the U.S. outdoor mark of 66-2 1/2, first set by Ramona Pagel in 1988. Camarena-Williams made some more history this week while becoming the first American medalist in the women’s shot put at the World Track and Field Championships as she took the bronze medal on Monday in Daegu, South Korea. Camarena-Williams, who lives in Tucson, Ariz., earned her medal with a mammoth put of 65-8 1/4 on her fourth attempt. That was her second-best performance ever, second only to her American recordtying mark. She currently holds the top three throws by an American this season and ranks No. 3 in the world. “This is an incredible feeling!” Camarena-Williams said. “We knew that 20 meters was gonna place’ we just didn’t know how high. It’s been a great season, and this tops it off! The previous best finish by an American in the women’s shot put at the World Championships was a fifth from now-head coach Connie Price-Smith in 1997. “It was so close through all the

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Jill Camarena-Williams set an American indoor record and tied the USA outdoor mark before making history at the World Championships. rounds,” Camarena-Williams said. “Everybody was passing each other. “I think I was trying to do too much (in the first three rounds). I just told myself that this is a new set of throws in the finals, and I told myself just to slooooooowww down. I was trying to be a bat out of hell in the first three rounds, and when I try to speed up, it breaks down my technique. After the third round, I re-focused and got my 20 meters on my first one and held on. It has been an amazing season, a big builder going into next year.” Stanford grad Lauren Fleshman, meanwhile, helped make a little history while advancing to the finals of the women’s 5,000 meters on Tuesday. Fleshman, who now lives and trains in Eugene, Ore., joined with Amy Hastings to give the Ameri-

cans more than one finalists in the event for only the second time in history. Both ran different races to qualify for Friday’s finale. Hastings moved positions throughout the first heat and took the lead with 1,000 meters remaining, but was unable to hold on and finished in sixth place in 15:29.49. Fleshman ran a very different race in the second heat and stayed towards the front of pack running in the third position through much of the race. Fleshman began her kick with 200 to go and was able to hold on for fourth in 15:34.04. Fleshman qualified automatically while Hastings was able to qualify on time. American recordholder Molly Huddle was unable to qualify as she finished 10th in the second heat in a time of 15:42.00. “It’s hell out there,” said Fleshman. “It’s really hard to concentrate

with all of those people and the sounds and the cameras and things are just different. There is a lot going on, and I’m really grateful that we have rounds in the 5K, just to get that all worked out. I didn’t expect the jitters to get that bad when I walked on the track. I kept them under control pretty well till then, then I was like, ‘Oh, God.’ “At 600 meters to go, my plan was, if we were all together, I was going to kick then. But they created a humongous blockade — like an intercontinental blockade. They were talking to each other, and I could believe that Bahrain, Ethiopia and Kenya were working together, so I was stuck. “At 200 meters, I was like ‘There are seven girls left’ and I didn’t know what was behind me. I thought if I get out around these people, I should at least be able to hold off a couple of them if they get me back. So, it was sort of like an all-or-nothing effort, and I’m glad it worked out. But it hurt really bad.” The Americans had their best night of the championships on Thursday with three gold medals during a 32-minute span. Lashinda Demus started it off by setting an American record of 52.47 while winning the 400-meter hurdles. The time ranks her No. 3 all-time in the world as she erased Kim Batten’s 52.61 from the top of the U.S. list. Jesse Williams then ended a 20year drought in the men’s high jump by winning the gold medal with a leap of 7-8 1/2. He became the first American to medal in the event since Charles Austin and Hollis Conway won gold and bronze, respectively, at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo. Less than 10 minutes later, Jenny Simpson of the USA was a surprise winner in the women’s 1,500 meters in 4:05.40. She became only the second American to win the title since Mary Decker in 1983. Team USA has won seven golds, four silvers and one bronze in the championships. N

arissa Cook made her first international trip when she and her Stanford women’s volleyball teammates traveled to China for a preseason tour. The experience broadened her education. Her role with the sixthranked Cardinal (2-0), which meets Notre Dame on Friday night at 7 p.m. as part of the Stanford I nv it a t io n a l , has also broadened. She’s the Karissa Cook full-time setter, period. “To tour a developing town was a powerful lesson,” Cook said of her trip. “It was a great cultural experience.” Cook’s experience at last weekend’s Rice Invitational was good enough to earn her the MVP award of the tournament as the Cardinal beat both NCAA participant Delaware and host Rice to open the season. Sophomore Rachel Williams established career highs in kills in both matches, 13 against the Blue Hens and 17 against Rice. Stanford plays its next four games at home, three of which will be against top 20 opponents, and then the Cardinal will be thrown into vortex of the Pac-12 season, opening at currently top-ranked California. “That’s why we play top teams in the preseason,” Cardinal coach John Dunning said, “to prepare for the Pac-12.” Notre Dame (3-0) went four sets in each of its first three games, all victories in its own Shamrock Invitational. The Irish snapped a six-match losing streak to Stanford two years ago. The last time Stanford won in the series was in 2003. The Cardinal plays No. 18 Duke (3-0) on Saturday at 5 p.m. Cook, who has been slowed by physical ailments her first two years, has recorded 32 assists in each of the first two matches. She does have a career high of 49 in a match at Oregon State two years ago. Cook is also second on the team, to Hannah Benjamin, with 19 digs. Williams leads the Cardinal with 35 1/2 points. In addition to her 30 kills, she has recorded four aces and three block assists. Sophomore Carly Wopat, who played the U.S. junior national women’s team over the summer, ranks second with 21 kills and leads the team with 10 total blocks. (continued on next page)

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New coach has links to success

Stanford hosts three-time defending champion Penn State a week from Friday at 5:30 p.m.

David Shaw played under Walsh and has been an assistant under Harbaugh by Rick Eymer

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here’s a long list of things that differentiate Stanford football first-year head coach David Shaw from Palo Alto High grad Jim Harbaugh, who coached the Cardinal to 12 victories and the Orange Bowl title last season before accepting the challenge of coaching the San Francisco 49ers. There’s also one thing that links them together. They were both born into football families and both seemed destined for long careers as players, coaches or administrators. Both of their fathers were assistant coaches at Stanford during some point in their careers. David Shaw, meanwhile, was a wide receiver for Stanford under Denny Green and Bill Walsh between 1991-94. He began his coaching the following year, making stops in college and the NFL before joining Harbaugh at San Diego and following him to Stanford. Shaw will be making his debut as a head coach Saturday when the Cardinal host San Jose State at 2 p.m. Until game day, it’s business as usual. “From the day I got the job I concentrated on what I had to do next,” Shaw said. “There’s still a lot to do before kickoff. If there is a moment, it might get emotional.” For two reasons: Shaw named his father as an honorary captain of the contest and because it is the Bill Walsh Legacy Game. “I named him the honorary captain not just for what he did for me but what he has done for Stanford,” Shaw said. “He’s been here twice (1974-76 and 1989-91) and the school has had some success each time. This is one of his favorite places on the planet. I wanted to honor him the first week.” The elder Shaw, although officially retired, continues to offer criticism of the day’s practice. “Dad comes out to practice and he’s a cagey veteran coach,” Shaw said. “He doesn’t need to watch film. He sees it the first time. He tells me things he sees. It’s a general exchange as we walk off the field. It’s valuable to have that experience.” Shaw also finds himself channeling his father when he speaks to his own players. That’s not unusual, he says. “If any coach is being honest he will tell you we are all collaborations of all the coaches we’ve worked with,” said Shaw. “When I talk I’ll say something I remember Brian Billick said. I repeat things my dad said to me, not only about football, but about life. We are constantly using examples of our experience.”

Stanford grad David Shaw will make his head-coaching debut when the Cardinal hosts San Jose State on Saturday in Stanford Stadium at 2 p.m. Walsh was also an important figure for Shaw, for whom he played three years and then shared office space when he came to Stanford. “I’ve missed Bill every single day since he’s passed,” Shaw said. “I have a picture of him in my office and three at home. That’s how much he means to me.” Walsh played and coached at San Jose State and coached at Stanford. He was a special assistant to the Athletic Director at Stanford at the time of his passing. Shaw’s head start into coaching should serve him well as Stanford faces a season full of expectations. The Cardinal recorded a school record 12 victories en route to the Orange Bowl championship, losing only to Oregon, which played in the national championship game last year, a game many expect Stanford has a chance to participate in this season. “Last year was great but every team, every year, has to build its own momentum,” Shaw said. “We have high aspirations and big goals but it comes down to hard work.” Stanford opens the season ranked seventh in the country. Shaw doesn’t put much stock into the preseason poll. One of his former coaches reminded him that “if preseason polls can be used as toilet paper, at least they would be put to some use.” Shaw understands outside expec-

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tations better than most first-year head coaches. His father was a role model for hard work and a refusal to give into the high expectations from elsewhere. “I’m so concentrated on what we have to do I don’t even think about pressure,” he said. I’m a coaches’ kid. I’m relatively reserved. I’m a systematic, methodical human being. I don’t get enamored with things. I was exposed to the NFL at an early age. It didn’t faze me.” Players notice the difference between Harbaugh and Shaw, how the former seemed so animated. Shaw, so far, has been a model of steady pragmatism. “Some things will happen with any coaching change, Stanford linebacker Shayne Skov said. “The mentality of the team will remain unchanged. We’ve been with him (Shaw) for a while. He’s very thoughtful, competitive guy and players look up to him. He’ll have tremendous success. He’s a Stanford man.” The biggest difference for Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck is interacting with Shaw less frequently. “I see less of him than I thought,” Luck said. “I guess as a head coach he has more responsibility than installing the passing game. He’s up in his office more often doing whatever it is a head coach does. He’s logical, thoughtful and we respect the heck out of him.” N

Women’s soccer Second-ranked Stanford (3-0-1) hosts Northwestern on Sunday at noon in its home opener. The Cardinal went unbeaten in its first four contests, tying fifth-ranked Maryland in a scoreless contest last Friday and beating Georgetown, 4-1, on Monday. Castilleja High grad Lindsay Taylor and Sydney Payne each scored twice against the Hoyas. Taylor leads the team in points (9) and goals (4) and is eighth all-time at Stanford in goals (37), assists (21) and points (95). Five other players have scored a goal this season as the Cardinal has a 13-3 margin over its opponents. Stanford has recorded a pair of shutouts. Taylor and Teresa Noyola will see a familiar face in the Wildcats’ lineup in Emily Langston. The trio all played on the same club team based in Los Altos. On the line in the home opener is a 46-match regular season unbeaten streak, a 37-match home winning streak and a 41-match home unbeaten streak. The Cardinal has been hit with a few injuries thus far. Goalie Emily Oliver, Mariah Nogueira, defender Rachel Quon and forward Courtney Verloo have all missed game action this season. Men’s soccer Stanford (0-1) is back on the road this week, traveling to fourthranked Maryland (2-0) for a nationally televised game Friday at 4:30

p.m. (PT). The Cardinal opened its season with a 1-0 loss at defending WCC champion Santa Clara last Saturday. The Cardinal shuffled its lineup a bit from a year ago, with Adam Jahn starting in the midfield and Dersu Abolfathi starting at forward. Adoni Levine has moved to right back, while Tommy Ryan saw time at left back. Matt Taylor has recovered from a leg injury that forced him to miss all of last season. Field hockey No. 20 Stanford (2-1) remains on the road for a Saturday morning game at Yale. The Cardinal beat No. 17 Albany, 3-2, on Wednesday as Becky Dru recorded her fifth goal of the season. Dru and freshman Kelsey Harbin were named NorPac Players of the Week on Monday. Dru was named the West Division’s Offensive Player of the Week, while Harbin was recognized as the West Division’s Rookie of the Week. Cross Country Stanford opens its season at the USF Invitational in Golden Gate Park on Saturday. The men are ranked second nationally and the women are ranked seventh.N Women’s basketball Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer announced on Thursday the additions of former Cardinal letter-winner Susan Borchardt and Cal grad Lauren Grief to the Cardinal staff. Borchardt will serve as the team’s Sports Performance coach while Greif, after spending 2010-11 as an intern, is promoted to a fulltime position as Special Assistant to the Coaches/Video Coordinator.

JUST THE FACTS Saturday’s game: San Jose State (0-0) at Stanford (0-0) at Stanford Stadium in the Bill Walsh Legacy Game. Game time: 2 p.m. TV/Radio: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area; KNBR (1050 AM) The series: Stanford and San Jose State are meeting for the 65th time, with the Cardinal holding a 49-14-1 advantage. For openers: Stanford is 8-3 in its past 11 season openers, dating to the 2000 season, and is 18-1 against SJS in season openers with the only loss coming in 1998. Stanford has won three straight season debuts — including last year’s 52-17 win over Sacramento State. The polls: Stanford opens the season ranked No. 7 by The Associated Press, its highest start in the poll since 1950. The Cardinal also is No. 6 in the USA Today Coaches Poll, No. 4 by Sports Illustrated, No. 4 by the Sporting News, No. 4 by Blue Ribbon, No. 8 by Lindy’s and No. 13 by Athlon.

Streaking: Stanford went 6-0 at home last year for its first undefeated home season since 1977 and its ninth perfect mark all-time at Stanford Stadium, the first coming in 1924. Stanford enters Saturday’s game on an eight-game win streak, dating to last season. It’s the team’s longest winning streak since 1951 when the then-Indians won nine straight. The school record for consecutive victories is 13 (190-4-05 and 1939-41). Winners: Stanford, which went 12-1 last season, has won 20 games over the past two years. That’s the highest total in back-toback campaigns in school history. The Cardinal’s 14 conferences wins during that time are second only to Oregon’s 17. The schedule: Stanford will not play Pac-10 South contenders Arizona State and Utah this season, but finishes up at home against Oregon (Nov. 12), Cal (Nov 19) and Notre Dame (Nov. 26). The Oregon and Notre Dame games already have been sold out.

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Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck not only has the look of a Heiman Trophy winner, but Sports Illustrated has picked him to win the award if all goes well for the Cardinal this season, which gets under way on Saturday.

A LOOK AT THE HEISMAN HOPEFULS THE FAVORITES

THE CONTENDERS

Andrew Luck (Stanford) QB: He threw for 3,338 yards and 32 touchdowns during a 12-1 season that included a victory in the Orange Bowl. Runner-up for Heisman in 2010.

Landry Jones (Oklahoma) QB: He threw for 4,700 yards, 39 TDs and averaged 337 passing yards per game. Trent Richardson (Alabama) RB: He is described as more talented than predecessor Mark Ingram, the 2009 Heisman winner. Denard Robinson (Michigan) QB: He accumulated 4,272 yards of total offense last season and was the nation’s No. 4 rusher at 130.9 ypg.

LaMichael James (Oregon) RB: The nation’s top rusher last season with 1,731 yards and 21 TDs, helping the Ducks reach the BCS championship game. Third in Heisman voting in 2010.

THE OTHERS Marcus Lattimore (South Carolina) RB Taylor Martinez (Nebraska) QB Darron Thomas (Oregon) QB Ryan Broyles (Oklahoma) WR Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma St.) WR Kellen Moore (Boise St.) QB Matt Barkley (USC) QB) Case Keenum (Houston) QB

STANFORD FOOTBALL Date Saturday Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 Dec. 2

Opponent Time San Jose St. 2 p.m. at Duke 12:30 p.m. at Arizona* 6:45 p.m. UCLA* TBA Colorado* TBA at Washington St*. TBA Washington* 5 p.m. at USC* 5 p.m. at Oregon St.* TBA Oregon* TBA California* TBA Notre Dame 5 p.m. Pac-12 championship * Pac-12 game

Linebacker Shayne Skov (11) hopes to keep celebrating this season after a 12-1 mark in 2010.

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to finish his degree, and play a little more football with his friends. Instead of being hounded by writers about playing as a rookie in the NFL, he was badgered by writers about his prospects of winning the Heisman. “It wasn’t a pleasant experience,” said Luck, who took time off with his family to visit friends and relatives in Germany over the summer. “I understand the quarterback is the face of the team and if it helps Stanford, fine. Football can change like that and, as a group, we have to pick up where we left off. No one has been caught up looking back or being complacent.” Eve r y b o d y on the outside looks forward, with his name splashed across the pages of sports magazines around the nation, anticipating Stanford’s Pac-12 showdown with Chris Owusu Oregon, reaching the Pac-12 championship game and perhaps even playing in the national championship game. The favorite role has been bestowed upon Luck, with competition coming from Oklahoma’s Justin Blackmon, Alabama’s Trent Richardson, Oregon’s LaMichael James, Michigan’s Denard Robinson, Boise State’s Kellen Moore and South Carolina’s Marcus Lattimore. At least that’s according to Sports Illustrated. All that talk and Luck has yet to take a single game snap from new center Sam Schwartzstein (6-3, 278, RJr.), or line up behind newly appointed offensive line starters David Yankey (6-5, 305, RFr.) and Cameron Fleming (6-6, 299, RFr.), who join holdovers and All-American candidates David DeCastro (6-5, 307, RJr.) and Jonathan Martin (6-6, 297, RJr.). “The good thing is DeCastro and Martin have set the standard for them,” Luck said. “They are all prepared and ready to go.” Luck has had to develop relationships with a handful of new receivers as well. Chris Owusu and Griff Whalen will start, and both have been targets for Luck in the past. Others to watch are Jamal-Rashad Patterson, Jemari Roberts, Drew Terrell and Corey Gatewood. “We’re at a good spot now,” Luck said. “Instead of taking five minutes to go over a mistake, we already know and nod to each other. We will continue to grow and we’re all on the same page.” Stanford coach David Shaw said the starting tight end spot depends on what is called for the game’s first offensive play. Fifth-year senior Coby Fleener and redshirt sophomore Zach Ertz are proven commodities and redshirt sophomore Levine Toilolo also saw action in one game last year before being sidelined by injury. The running back position will also be determined by play-calling and game flow. Stepfan Taylor leads

a committee of four who will see action. Taylor rushed for 1,137 yards and 15 touchdowns last year, a feat that would have drawn major attention had it not been for Toby Gerhart’s success at running the ball. Anthony Wilkerson, Tyler Gaffney and Jeremy Stewart will be in the rotation. “It’s easier on the body when you rotate in,” Taylor said. “I know coach will put us in a good spot. I didn’t play to my expectations last year and my general goal is to play better than I did last year.” The running back position got so crowded (when was the last time you could say that at Stanford?) redshirt sophomore Usua Amanam was moved to defense as a cornerback. “Since I’ve been here it’s always run first,” Luck said. “They may go overlooked but not in the locker room. They are all special players in their own way. The run sets up the pass and the offensive line is a big part of that.” Ryan Hewitt (6-4, 240, RSoph.) is set to start at fullback, taking over for Owen Marecic, a two-way player last season. “Coaching running backs was fun for me last year,” Shaw said. “I know we’re deep. All the offseason talk has been about Andrew, which is great; that’s how good he is. We’re a running football team. The offense starts and ends with running the football and I’m excited about our combination of players.” Linebacker Shayne Skov and free safety Michael Thomas are the clear leaders on defense. Skov led the team with 84 tackles, including 7 1/2 sacks. Thomas was third with 61 tackles, six for losses. A good chunk of Stanford’s defense returns. Linebackers Chase Thomas (70 tackles, 7 1/2 sacks) and Max Bergen played in all 13 games last year. Trent Murphy, Blake Lueders and Alex Debniak also have experience. Matt Masifilo (6-3, 278, RSr.) returns as a starter on the defensive line. Nose guard Terrence Stephens (6-2, 287, Jr.) and defensive end Ben Gardner (6-4, 283, RSoph.) also saw extended action last year. Thomas headlines a secondary that also includes seniors Delano Howell and Johnson Bademosi, along with sophomore Barry Browning. True freshmen Wayne Lyons and Jordan Richards are projected to receive plenty of opportunities. Jordan Williamson will be the team’s kicker, David Green will start as punter and Andrew Fowler returns as the long snapper. Backup punter David Zychlinski is the holder. N

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estled in the back of Undisputed Boxing Gym in San Carlos, behind a large exercise capoeira class, seven young fighters work on their jabs in the boxing ring while their coach stands at the ropes and films their form to be analyzed later. For the past year, former mixed martial arts prizefighter Eugene â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Wolfâ&#x20AC;? Jackson, an East Palo Alto native, has used MMA as a means of teaching kids the skills and mentality to win in the ring and escape the streets of East Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To be in this, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of effort. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no pay in it in the beginning. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m getting beat up,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Jackson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then you have to slowly see your way through. In the inner-city, they want fast, they need it fast. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I got a problem with you, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to go get a gun and shoot you.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; . . . So if you want that fast, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to go to college for four to eight years and make a lot of money. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to go sell dope on the corner and make my money right now.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? By instilling the perseverance it takes to become a winning fighter, Jackson hopes to inspire that same philosophy for all aspects of life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying to teach them, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Anything you put your time and work into, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get paid for it down the road,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even if they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t become big-time pro fighters, they at least know, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Now I can go get a job, and I can work my way up from pushing carts to management.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?

Training five days a week on top of classes at Foothill College, the seven fighter of Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Undisputed Team Gladiator learn the multifaceted skills necessary to compete in MMA ranging from boxing to jiu-jitsu to muay thai kickboxing. Beyond training sessions that can occupy much of the day, all seven of the fighters â&#x20AC;&#x201D; six men and one woman â&#x20AC;&#x201D; live together with Jackson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all like family,â&#x20AC;? said Marco Orozco, one of the fighters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all brothers and then we have that sister. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our sister in the house.â&#x20AC;? Though placing seven young fighters under one roof can sometimes lead to provocation, the kinship dynamic remains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a fighter frat house,â&#x20AC;? said Casey Jackson, 19, the younger of Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two sons, both of whom train with Team Gladiator. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You bump heads with people, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just part of a family.â&#x20AC;? Though certainly unique, Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program has produced results. Team Gladiator recently was name the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Team of the Yearâ&#x20AC;? by the California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization. The team also was featured in a Time Magazine article. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s saying a whole lot when you have teams that have been around for four, five, 10 years, and in one year, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re considered the No. 1 when we have fighters that have been fighting less than six months,â&#x20AC;? Jackson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It shows the heart, the testament, the work thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s put in

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Former mixed martial arts fighter looks to soften East Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tough image with his Undisputed Team Gladiator club

Marco Orozco of the Undisputed Team Gladiator team takes an opponent airborne during a recent mixed martial arts competition. The club was formed to help athletes escape the troubles of East Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s streets. and the hunger.â&#x20AC;? Perhaps those results have something to do with the ability of the fighters to relate to Jackson, who came from the same background he hopes his fighters will avoid. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I was young, I was gangrelated . . . Because I could fight a little bit, more guys wanted to have me. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m the cool dude. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Gene can knock them out? We want Gene,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It took a couple friends to say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Eugene, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re wasting your time out there. Whereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it going? Your homeboys are going to jail.

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These guys are getting killed. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a dead-end.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Jackson took his street fighting skills to MMAs, eventually becoming the Strikeforce Middleweight United States champion. After he retired in 2007, a tragedy spurred Jackson to become re-involved with the East Palo Alto community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of my friendsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sons, who had grown up with my son Nikko, had ended up getting killed, so that kind of bothered me,â&#x20AC;? Jackson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It made me get back in this community and start getting more in-

volved.â&#x20AC;? A year into Team Gladiator, Jackson has seen the influence the program has had to help avoid similar tragedies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Watching a few of (the fighters) when they were at a dead-end with their life and they just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where they were going to go, now they see a dream,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see a dead-end. Now they see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;If I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get where I wanted to be, I built enough things to make sure that my dreamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always going to run on.â&#x20AC;? N

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why the team was named the MaxPreps national Female Team of the Year. “I took 16 this year knowing I’ll be having eight seniors graduating,” Winn said. “I’ve got to be building for the future while maximizing the present. The balance is always a tough thing to do, and I’m committed to making it happen for all 16 girls.” Winn returns nine players from last season’s championship squad, which captured the CIF Division I title with a shocking five-set win over favored Long Beach Poly. Four starters are back plus a handful of talented players who contributed throughout the 41-1 season that set a school record for most victories. “Kimmy Whitson (1,148 assists) is back and better than ever at setter,” Winn said. “Melanie Wade (537 kills) has improved her allaround game at middle blocker and can even play some outside hitter and opposite. Maddie Kuppe (227 kills) is going to carry quite a lot of the load at OH. We’re still working on a replacement for Trina at the other pin, and the competition has been great. “Megan’s void is definitely felt since she was such an extraordinary libero. But, we’ve had the return of Ashley Shin to varsity after taking her junior year off to focus on academics. Returner Tiffany Tsung helps shore up the defense along with Shelby Knowles. Soph Keri Gee is a newcomer that should compete for defensive time.” Senior outside hitter Caroline Martin and senior middle blocker Jackie Koenig are back to solidify the starting lineup while senior Ally Kron and junior Savannah Owens also return from last season’s squad. Palo Alto returns to the High Sierra Classic as the defending champion. The Vikings went 9-0 in the two-day event last season to begin a 26-match win streak. That was interrupted by an upset loss to visit-

ing Los Gatos on Oct. 21. After that, Paly won its last 15 matches to make school history and set the stage for this season. Despite being the defending state champ, Winn won’t approach this season any differently. “I really do approach every season the same way,” he said. “I try to make sure all the girls are doing what they need to do in the offseason to be ready physically and mentally. And, then during tryouts, I make sure I put together the team that will have the best chemistry and versatility to go as far as we can. It certainly helps to have the confidence that comes with a state title in our gym, but that won’t stop us from focusing on fundamentals and teamwork in the preseason.” Winn also has been concentrating on developing depth at all positions. “Therefore, physical conditioning and the ability to play multiple positions are paramount to our success,” he said. “We had a rigorous first two weeks of conditioning. We’ve been experimenting with new lineups every day. The coaching staff is trying really hard to figure out lots of options to use our talented squad to keep opponents on their toes.” Winn brings a record of 164-33 into his sixth season at Paly, including a 77-6 mark over the past two seasons. The records and rankings, however, have been put aside. “We hardly pay attention to preseason rankings,” he said. “It’s fun to look at, but only the postseason ranking has much weight for us.” Palo Alto was ranked No. 10 in the nation by prepvolleyball.com in 2010. “We’ll definitely recall moments from last season,” acknowledged Winn, “but I’ll be trying my hardest to keep them focused on the present. We certainly don’t mind the expectations being set high. The expectations have to be higher. This is arguably the most experienced squad that Paly’s had when it comes to postseason play. We are going to give everything we’ve got in our attempt to capture the state

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Melanie Wade (facing) and her Palo Alto volleyball teammates begin defense of their CIF Division I state title on Friday in Reno.

After winning the CIF Division I state title last season while finishing 14-0, the Palo Alto football team must put that success behind it as it heads into its 2011 season opener on Friday night against visiting San Benito. title again. “Make no mistake, we’re not trying to repeat the success of last season. Rather, we’re trying to make the most out of every chance we get this season.” The came could be said of the Paly football team, which also captured the CIF Division I Championship Bowl Game title following a shocking 15-13 upending of favored Centennial (Corona) last December. Hansen, like Winn, was named ESPN Rise Cal-High Sports State Coach of the Year. In June, Hansen was inducted into the California Coaches Association Hall of Fame during an awards banquet in Sacramento. All the accolades, however, have been stored in the history books. Friday’s game with San Benito marks a new beginning for the Vikings. “What you want to do with this team is focus on what happens now, not last year,” Hansen said. “These kids, they have short memories.” Hansen acknowledged, however, that there is carryover from the state title. “There’s a level of practice that they have to achieve each day,” Hansen said. “Everything’s elevated.” Unlike the Paly volleyball team, Hansen isn’t welcoming back the key offensive players from last year’s team. Quarterback Christoph Bono, wide receivers Maurice Williams and Davante Adams, two-way lineman Kevin Anderson and other standouts like T.J. Braff, and Michael Cullen have graduated. The new quarterback is sophomore Keller Chryst (6-3, 215), who transferred in from North Carolina when his father, Geep, was named quarterbacks coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Returning running backs Dre Hill and B.J. Boyd will bring experience after they combined for 1,719 yards and 18 touchdowns last season. Morris Gates-Mouton also returns to the backfield where his twin brothers, juniors Justin and Jayshawn, hope to earn some playing time. The offensive line is a veteran one with returners Spencer Drazovich,

Sam Moses, Chris Ramirez, Michael Lyzwa and Tory Prati. Drazovich is the only junior in the group. Tight end Nathan Hubbard also is back, along with defensive back/wide receiver Gabe Landa. Top newcomers include tight end/linebacker Austin Braff and running back/defensive back Matt Tolbert. Palo Alto allowed only 9.6 points per game last season while setting

numerous school records, including one for most victories (14), during its 101st year of playing football. The Vikings have won a combined 600 football and rugby games since 1897, which ranks No. 6 in state history. Football has produced 513 of them while Hansen has won 174 in his 23-year career at Paly. Year No. 24 begins on Friday and the curtain is going up. N

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new season brings all kinds of challenges and hope for local football teams s the 2011 campaign prepares to get under way on Friday night. Sacred Heart Prep has a Central Coast Section title to defend; Menlo School must find a way to get back to the section finals; Menlo-Atherton hopes to dazzle under the lights at home, Gunn must find a way to win again in the SCVAL El Camino Division after going winless in the De Anza Division, Pinewood looks for its first league title while Priory hopes to navigate the campaign as an independent. At Sacred Heart Prep, the Gators get going on Saturday against visiting San Lorenzo Valley at 2:30 p.m. after an 11-2 record in 2010 that included the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first-ever Central Coast Section championship. The first challenge for head coach Pete Lavorato is to get his players focused on the season ahead and not what was accomplished last year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as impressive as it was. The Gators have lost a number of skill players to graduation, including quarterback John Geary, running back Colin Terndrup and two-way lineman Brian Moran among the 23 seniors who put together the most successful season in school history. Jack Larson, who was throwing baseballs in the spring, will be pitching footballs this fall as the starting quarterback. Tyler McCool, Ryan Gaertner and Will Morga â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all members of the track team â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will make up a speedy backfield behind Larson. Joining that group will be Daver Refioglu, who has played tennis the past three seasons instead of football. Duke Moran, Leo Koloamatangi, Nick Kawasaki, Matt Martella, Gabe Mitchell and Mark Oppenheimer look to anchor the offensive line, with Moran catching passes

from the tight end position. Luke Thomas anchors the defense along with Derek Hunter, Fatu Tupou, Mike Covell, Mark Hardy, Daniel Thaure, Kevin Honahoe and A.J. Chamorro. The Gators appear ready to roll on offense, but the defense make take some time to catch up. At Menlo School, the Knights will open on Friday at Santa Cruz at 7:30 p.m. Menlo is coming off an 8-4 record that concluded with a loss to Sacred Heart Prep in the CCS Division IV semifinals. Like SHP, the Knights lost a lot of offensive yards but have enough talented bodies to keep the scoreboard lit. Head coach Mark Newton has three quarterbacks in the rotation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; junior Matt Bradley and sophomores Mikey Diekroeger and Jack Heneghan â&#x20AC;&#x201D; plus a remarkable nine possible wide receivers to throw to â&#x20AC;&#x201D; among them Chris Reed. The offensive returnees include Tommy Ford, Colum Coyne, Andrew Sanford and Dylan Mayer, who at 6-2 and 215 pounds will be tough to bring down at running back or slot receiver. Chris Zeisler and Heru Peacock also figure to be carrying the ball, as well. The offensive and defensive lines need to be at their best with all the new faces behind them. Wyatt Rouser, Spencer Buja and Craig Robbins likely will go both ways along with Mayer, who doubles as a linebacker. Staying healthy and limiting twoway duty will be important for the Knights, who went 4-1 in the PAL Ocean Division last season. At Menlo-Atherton, the Bears hope to start better than their 0-3 mark from a year ago when they play host to El Camino on Friday at 7 p.m. Menlo-Atherton will play four of its five home games under (continued on next page)

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the lights this season â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the most ever. Second-year coach Sione Taâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ufoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ou can only hope he has something to put under the spotlight after finishing 4-7 last season. Uilifeletei Fonua returns at quarterback with more experience and poise and will be joined in the backfield by veterans Cameron Moody, Taylor Mashack and Dustin Nascimento. Austin Clarence and Richard Cornew, both returning players, look to be main targets for Fonua while newcomers Blake Olsen and Evan Perkins add to the receiving corps.

Luke Pinkston leads the way on the line and will be joined by center Ricky Vea. Connor Sweetnam holds forth at linebacker but will need help from a handful of newcomers. A lack of numbers likely will force Taâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ufoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ou to have plenty of two-way players, not the best situation in the always tough PAL Bay Division where the Bears finished 3-3 in 2010. At Gunn, new head coach Dan Navarro (from Mountain View) inherits a team that went 0-6 in the SCVAL De Anza Division and 3-7 overall in 2010. The Titans have returned to the El Camino Division, where they are better-suited. With his former team playing in

the De Anza Division, Navarro can focus on getting Gunn back in the hunt for a league title. Senior lineman Keenan Venuti, a 6-foot-7, 260-pounder, will have to measure up to those statistics on the field to get Gunn headed in the right direction. Fellow senior JJ Strnad will bring experience at running back and linebacker while seniors Robert Kato, Skyler Larson, Malik Gill, and Dallas Trevillien will have to be leaders on offense and defense. Junior Andre Guzman, a transfer from Paly, looks to be the starter at quarterback. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll make his debut on Sept. 9 when the Titans open their season on the road against Mc-

Clymonds in Oakland. At Pinewood, the Panthers went 6-3 overall last season and 5-1 while playing eight-man football in the Mission Trail Athletic League. The team will take aim at improving those marks with senior Dante Fraioli leading the way. Fraioli was the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MVP as a running back and linebacker last season. He scored 51 points in one game and once again will be a key factor in whatever success the Panthers enjoy. Also back is quarterback John Bennett while MJ Stevens is a key player on both lines and will be joined by Daniel Branski and Surya Thekketh, among others.

At Priory, the Panthers hope to improve upon last seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4-5 record (2-4 in the Coastal Athletic League) while also playing eight-man football. Running back/linebacker Matt Schwab will be a key player after missing most of last season with a shoulder injury. Freshman Anthony McMath will get the call at quarterback from coach Doug Sargent while sophomore James McDaniel is back at running back after a standout season. Malik Reid, Kellan Draeger and Riley Munks also figure to play a lot along with Will Latta and kicker Austin Mirabella. Priory will host Stuart Hall on Friday in a season opener at 4 p.m.N

2011 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULES FRIDAY, SEPT. 2 Stuart Hall at Priory, 4 p.m. El Camino at Menlo-Atherton, 7 p.m. San Benito at Palo Alto, 7:30 p.m. Menlo School at Santa Cruz, 7:30 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPT. 3 San Lorenzo Valley at Sacred Heart Prep, 2:30 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPT. 9 Mission (SF) at Menlo Schoo, 3:15 p.m. Sacred Heart Prep at Riordan, 3:15 p.m. Stuart Hall at Pinewood, 4 p.m. Gunn at McClymonds (Oakland), 7 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPT. 10 Priory at Anderson Valley, 1 p.m. Los Gatos at Menlo-Atherton, 2 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPT. 16 Palo Alto vs. Mitty at Foothill College, 7 p.m. Burlingame at Gunn, 7:30 p.m. St. Ignatius at Menlo-Atherton, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPT. 17 Rincon Valley Christian at Priory, 1 p.m. Pinewood at Crystal Springs, 1 p.m. Sacred Heart Prep at Los Altos, 1:30 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPT. 23 Scotts Valley at Sacred Heart Prep, 3:30 p.m. Hillsdale vs. Menlo School at Woodside High, 7 p.m. Menlo-Atherton at Half Moon Bay, 7 p.m. Palo Alto at Gunn, 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 24 Kings Christian at Pinewood, 11 a.m. Alma Heights Christian at Priory, 1 p.m.

Menlo School at Sequoia, 7 p.m. Jefferson at Menlo-Atherton, 7 p.m. Palo Alto at Saratoga, 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 30 Menlo School at Mills, 3:15 p.m. Homestead at Palo Alto, 7:30 p.m. Harker at Gunn, 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCT. 22 Pinewood at Alma Heights Christian, 1 p.m. Gunn at Cupertino, 1:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCT. 1 Trinity Christian at Pinewood, 11 a.m.

FRIDAY, OCT. 28 Anchorpoint Christian at Pinewood, 3:30 p.m. Cornerstone Christian at Priory, 4 p.m. Sacred Heart Prep at Menlo-Atherton, 7 p.m. Menlo School at Aragon, 7 p.m. Mountain View at Palo Alto, 7:30 p.m. Monta Vista at Gunn, 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCT. 6 Menlo-Atherton at Burlingame, 7 p.m. FRIDAY, OCT. 7 Terra Nova at Sacred Heart Prep, 3 p.m. Cornerstone Christian at Pinewood, 4 p.m. Priory at Anzar, 6 p.m. Menlo School at South San Francisco, 7 p.m. Wilcox at Palo Alto, 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY, OCT. 14 Half Moon Bay at Menlo School, 3 p.m. Anzar at Pinewood, 4 p.m. Menlo-Atherton at Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Academy, 7 p.m. Gunn vs. Santa Clara at Buchser Middle School, 7:15 p.m. Palo Alto at Los Gatos, 7:30 p.m. Sacred Heart Prep at Burlingame, 8 p.m. SATURDAY, OCT. 15 Priory at Crystal Springs, 3 p.m. FRIDAY, OCT. 21 Trinity Christian at Priory, 3:30 p.m. Sacred Heart Prep at Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Academy, 7 p.m.

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FRIDAY, NOV. 4 Pinewood at Priory, 3:30 p.m. Jefferson at Sacred Heart Prep, 2:45 p.m. Woodside at Menlo School, 2:45 p.m. Menlo-Atherton at Terra Nova, 7 p.m. Fremont at Gunn, 7:30 p.m. Los Altos at Palo Alto, 7:30 p.m. THURSDAY, NOV. 10 Menlo-Atherton at Woodside, 7 p.m. FRIDAY, NOV. 11 Sacred Heart Prep vs. Menlo School at Foothill College, 7 p.m. Palo Alto at Milpitas, 7:30 p.m. Gunn vs. Lynbrook at Fremont High, 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY, NOV. 18 First round of CCS playoffs

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