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Vol. XXXV, Number 15 N January 17, 2014

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Pulse 17

Transitions 18

Spectrum 20

Movies 31

Puzzles 51

HOLIDAY FUND page 22

NArts Showcasing African-American compositions

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NHome Eichlers present a rewiring challenge

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NSports SHP boys win important soccer showdown

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Atherton Historical Property Values - 2013 MIDDLEFIELD TO EL CAMINO

WEST OF ALAMEDA Year 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

# Sold 13 13 10 10 5 6 7 15 10 18 13 11

Median $ 4,650,000 3,595,000 4,658,000 2,397,500 3,350,000 7,350,000 3,850,000 3,030,000 3,170,000 2,900,000 2,600,000 2,900,000

Min $ 2,800,000 1,115,000 1,950,000 1,425,000 2,300,000 4,100,000 2,525,000 1,210,000 2,250,000 899,000 1,430,000 825,000

Max $ 7,650,000 17,500,000 7,750,000 9,400,000 5,500,000 11,250,000 7,325,000 7,000,000 6,000,000 10,400,000 12,900,000 6,700,000

Avg $ / SF 922 969 797 773 762 1,129 800 903 911 814 684 831

Year 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

# Sold 24 16 20 16 17 14 13 22 22 24 23 17

EL CAMINO TO ALAMEDA Year 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

# Sold 44 42 28 32 34 28 32 42 47 50 34 34

Median $ 4,225,000 4,255,000 4,080,000 3,675,000 3,650,000 3,925,000 4,460,000 4,525,000 3,495,000 3,597,500 2,626,000 2,649,500

Min $ 1,040,000 900,000 1,250,000 800,000 1,100,000 1,325,000 1,265,000 1,135,000 910,000 950,000 870,000 749,000

Max $ 30,300,000 21,750,000 15,500,000 11,300,000 12,900,000 11,000,000 26,000,000 19,700,000 11,500,000 17,800,000 7,200,000 6,500,000

Median $ 2,375,000 2,412,500 1,963,000 1,670,000 1,720,000 2,387,500 2,000,000 2,644,000 1,962,500 1,953,000 1,325,000 1,225,000

Min $ 1,200,000 1,050,000 1,140,000 765,000 798,000 1,400,000 1,380,000 1,380,000 880,000 650,000 750,000 773,000

Max $ 4,995,000 4,695,000 7,200,000 5,100,000 4,350,000 6,450,000 3,450,000 7,600,000 3,450,000 4,600,000 3,700,000 2,600,000

Avg $ / SF 846 792 761 748 718 895 866 871 855 705 1,032 632

LINDENWOOD Avg $ / SF 1,143 1,273 972 919 875 1,099 1,139 1,100 950 871 808 778

Year 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

# Sold 24 12 15 23 13 14 22 23 24 17 26 15

Median $ 4,075,000 3,075,000 3,450,000 3,200,000 3,060,000 3,355,000 3,510,000 2,800,000 3,375,000 3,150,000 2,231,750 2,925,000

Min $ 2,638,000 1,825,000 2,850,000 1,520,000 1,705,000 2,450,000 2,500,000 2,328,000 2,350,000 1,925,000 1,250,000 780,000

Max $ 8,650,000 4,500,000 6,100,000 8,800,000 8,389,000 7,250,000 8,400,000 5,500,000 10,200,000 8,200,000 4,767,000 7,100,000

Avg $ / SF 976 940 919 812 814 1,004 1,020 991 952 843 764 2,241

Palo Alto Hills / Stanford Historical Property Values - 2013 PALO ALTO HILLS Year 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

# Sold 8 10 5 8 7 7 8 10 5 6 8 4

Median $ 2,500,000 2,430,000 2,650,000 2,287,500 2,000,000 2,673,000 2,587,500 1,997,500 1,550,000 2,307,500 1,912,500 1,850,000

Min $ 1,550,000 1,250,000 1,925,000 1,385,000 1,600,000 990,000 1,470,000 939,000 1,399,000 1,318,000 1,045,000 1,095,000

Max $ 6,294,000 4,200,000 3,575,000 2,625,000 2,650,000 5,529,000 19,500,000 5,500,000 2,105,000 4,000,000 2,250,000 3,400,000

STANFORD Avg $ / SF 959 792 784 779 751 874 988 668 709 731 705 810

Year 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

# Sold 10 10 11 8 7 6 9 18 19 16 10 6

Median $ 2,335,000 1,635,500 1,610,000 1,514,000 1,570,000 1,812,500 1,650,000 1,657,500 1,550,000 1,215,000 1,129,750 1,490,125

Min $ 1,150,000 1,325,000 1,125,000 955,000 1,175,000 1,350,000 1,285,000 1,114,000 1,000,000 850,000 960,000 1,175,000

Max $ 2,600,000 3,700,000 2,000,000 2,250,000 1,900,000 2,500,000 1,958,000 2,800,000 2,850,000 2,195,000 1,890,000 1,800,000

Avg $ / SF 779 652 657 639 614 734 687 647 606 563 487 546

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Our Recent Sales in North Palo Alto

244 Rinconada Avenue, Palo Alto

335 Seale Avenue, Palo Alto

Listed at $4,950,000

Listed at $5,750,000

1535 Edgewood Drive, Palo Alto

722 Ashby Drive, Palo Alto

Listed at $7,650,000

Listed at $4,500,000

1125 Ramona Street, Palo Alto

649 Seneca Street, Palo Alto

Listed at $5,495,000

1433 Dana Avenue, Palo Alto Listed at $3,350,000

1436 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto

Listed at $2,995,000

Listed at $2,798,000

Represented Buyer 555 Byron 2303 Cowper 151 Waverly 872 Boyce 784 Palo Alto Avenue, Palo Alto Listed at $2,195,000

2302 Santa Ana Street, Palo Alto Listed at $2,295,000

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PAGING JORDAN BELFOR ... How much is a fancy thermostat worth to you? The “smart� Nest thermostat, which learns by itself how and when to regulate inhome temperature, will run you $249. But to Google Inc., the company that makes it, Palo Altobased Nest Labs, is worth $3.2 billion. The search and advertising giant bought Nest Labs on Jan. 13 for that sum, making it the largest acquisition in Google’s history. While this is big news for more than one venture capitalist — and Nest stock owners are sure to make out like bullionbearing bandits — the deal had unintended (and huge) benefits for one defunct Rhode Island trafficenforcement equipment maker. Nestor Inc.’s shares haven’t been listed on any stock exchange and are worth less than a penny each, according to an article by the New York Times. When news of Nest Labs’ sale broke, Nestor Inc.’s stocks, which had been dormant for years, jumped 1900 percent, according to an article by the Independent. After a ridiculously turbulent day of trading, the stock settled at 4 cents a share, still an order of magnitude higher than it had been.

STRESS IN THE WINDY CITY ... Fresh back from five days in Chicago for the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, members of the Gunn High School Orchestra played a tune for the Palo Alto Board of Education this week. Even as they partied it up in Chicago — with a dinner-dance cruise on Lake Michigan, a guided city tour and a deep-dish pizza party — an orchestra member said the stress of the upcoming performance loomed. “The first thing that comes to mind is all the pressure, knowing we were honored to represent the City of Palo Alto and knowing in the back of our heads, wherever we went in Chicago, that ‘Oh my god’ we were going to have to perform,� cellist Irene Jeong recalled. But the performance went well and, in the end, Jeong said the trip was an “exceptional, teambuilding experience� for the teen musicians.

RUNNER UP ... Nerdwallet called Palo Alto California’s fourth-best city for job seekers. It was edged out by nearby San Ramon, Folsom and Cupertino. If the prevailing three medal winners raise an eyebrow or two, it’s worth mentioning that one of the criteria the study uses to determine a city’s attractiveness to job seekers is its homeowner’s costs, such as mortgages. Ah ha. Other characteristics the site looked at were the growth of its working-age population, the unemployment rate and the median household income. Despite what some residents might consider to be a bit of a disappointing showing on the list, the article’s description of Palo Alto gets a little gushy. It says it “exemplifies the greatness of Silicon Valley� and evokes Garrison Keillor with the line: “The weather is perfect, the people are beautiful, and all the kids are above average.� It cites the city’s 3.6 percent unemployment rate, its high education rate and high median income as factors for its selection. There’s no word on whether it measures time spent fuming in traffic. YOUTH SPEECH CONTEST ... The Palo Alto Rotary Clubs are calling for all Palo Alto high school students attending Castilleja, Gunn, Palo Alto and Kehilla to participate in the Palo Alto Rotary Youth Annual Speech Contest. The tiered contest ranges from a $100 top prize at the local club level to $1,000 for the top district winner. There are four contests in all, with three prizes for each level. Awards are targeted toward student education. This year’s theme is “Engage Rotary, Change Lives.� Speeches must be original, four to five minutes long and reference at least one principle of “The Rotary 4-Way Test.� The first competition is Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Palo Alto City Council Chambers, 250 Hamilton Ave. More details are available at www.rotarypaloalto.org/ YouthSpeechContest.cfm. The event is sponsored by Palo Alto Rotary and University Club Rotary clubs. N

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Liquid-gas machinery plant could create 900 East Palo Alto jobs Former site of hazardous-materials company could be transformed into a ‘clean’ business

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American Gas & Technology wants to build a 17.2-acre manufacturing plant on the former site of Romic Environmental Technologies on Bay Road in East Palo Alto. PIPEDINFROMALOCALUTILITYATTHE FLEETLOCATIONS4HESTATIONCLEANS THEGASANDLIQUIFIESIT THENSTORES ANDDISPENSESTHELIQUIDGAS h)TSJUSTTHEFUTURE v4ATESAID 4HE PLANT WOULD CONSIST OF   SQUARE FEET OF EXECUTIVE OFFICES   SQUARE FEET FOR A FACILITY TO CONVERT VEHICLES TO RUNONLIQUIDNATURALGAS   SQUARE FEET FOR STATION ASSEMBLY AND SQUAREFEETFORFABRI

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Feds: ‘No civil rights violations’ School district exonerated in handling of two bullying cases by Chris Kenrick EDERAL INVESTIGATORS HAVE FOUND THAT THE 0ALO !LTO SCHOOL DISTRICT DID NOT VIOLATE THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF TWO DISABLED STUDENTS IN THE WAY IT HANDLEDTHEIRCOMPLAINTSOFBUL LYING )NA*ANLETTERPROVIDEDTO THE7EEKLYBYONEOFTHEFAMI LIES THE53$EPARTMENTOF%D UCATIONS/FFICEFOR#IVIL2IGHTS /#2 SAID THERE WAS hINSUFFI CIENTEVIDENCEvTOSUPPORTAFIND INGTHATTHEDISTRICTHADVIOLATED FEDERALLAWINITSRESPONSETOTHE BULLYINGOFTHEIRCHILD 4HE /FFICE FOR #IVIL 2IGHTS LETTERTOTHESECONDFAMILYWAS NOT AVAILABLE BUT THE CHILDS MOTHERTOLDTHE7EEKLYh7HILE THE /#2 FOUND THAT OUR CHILD DID EXPERIENCE BULLYING INCI DENTS AND SHARED OUR CONCERN FOR OUR CHILDS WELL BEING THE AGENCY CONCLUDED THAT THIS DID NOTCONSTITUTEDISCRIMINATIONv 4HE /FFICE FOR #IVIL 2IGHTS

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The former site of Romic Environmental Technologies (as seen from the City of East Palo Alto’s Corporation Yard) may be turned into a manufacturing facility, bringing 900 jobs to East Palo Alto. PARIAH DESPITEANONGOINGFEDERAL CLEAN UPPROGRAMSINCE h.OONEWANTSTOBUYIT v4ATE SAID 3TATEANDFEDERALOFFICIALSSHUT DOWN2OMICIN!UGUSTAF TER YEARS OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ACCIDENTS AND LEAKS INCLUDING SEVERALTHATINJUREDWORKERS4HE AREAHASBEENAHAZARDOUS WASTE SITE FOR A SERIES OF COMPANIES SINCETHES BEFORETHEDAYSOF ENVIRONMENTALCONTROLSANDWHEN TOXIC MATERIALS ROUTINELY LEAKED DIRECTLYONTOTHEGROUND "UT THE PROPERTY IS NOW IN ES CROW 4ATESAID ALTHOUGHHECOULD NOTREVEALTHEPURCHASEPRICEDUE TOANONDISCLOSUREAGREEMENT ! SPOKESWOMAN FOR 2OMIC CONFIRMEDTHESALEISINNEGOTIA TIONANDISCONTINGENTONCLEANUP APPROVAL FROM THE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES h2OMICISTAKINGAHUGELOSSON THISAGREEMENTANDTHEYAREWILL INGTODOSO4HEYWANTTODIVEST OFTHEPROPERTY)TREALLYISFORTHE HANDLINGOFOURCASE ANDRECOM MENDEDCHANGESASARESULT7E LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THEDISTRICTTOBETTERSUPPORTOUR CHILD WHICHHASBEENOURGOAL FROMTHEBEGINNING vSHESAID )NONEOFTHELETTERS THE/FFICE FOR #IVIL 2IGHTS 4EAM ,EADER :ACHARY 0ELCHAT SAID h/#2 DOESNOTQUESTIONTHECOMPLAIN ANTS CLAIMS THAT THE INCIDENTS WITH OTHER STUDENTS WERE HAV INGANEGATIVEEFFECTONTHESTU DENTv (OWEVER 0ELCHAT SAID h4HE EVIDENCE SHOWED THAT ADMIN ISTRATORS AND STAFF TOOK PROMPT AND SPECIFIC ACTIONS TO INVESTI GATE AND RESPOND TO THE COM PLAINANTS AND STUDENTS REPORT  4HEY MONITORED THE STUDENT AND ROUTINELYCHECKEDINWITH THESTUDENT TOENSURETHATCON FLICTSHADBEENRESOLVEDv 5NDER THE LAW 0ELCHAT SAID h4HE DISTRICT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF A HARASSING STUDENT BUT RATHER FOR ITS OWN DISCRIMINATION IN FAILING TO RE SPONDADEQUATELYv 4WOADDITIONAL/FFICEFOR#IVIL 2IGHTSINVESTIGATIONSOFTHE0ALO !LTOSCHOOLDISTRICTREMAINPEND INGACASEOFALLEGEDMISHANDLING OFDISABILITY BASEDDISCRIMINATION FILED IN $ECEMBER AND A PROBE

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Public Agenda A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week CITY COUNCIL ... The council has no meetings scheduled this week. PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to elect its chair and vice chair for 2014; consider the proposed reconfiguration of the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course and the tree-mitigation plan for the project; discuss a lighting plan for the athletic fields at El Camino Park; and consider improvements for Scott Park. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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Please be advised the Planning and Transportation Commission (P&TC) shall conduct a public meeting at 6:00 PM, Wednesday, January 29, 2014 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. Informational 1. Department Work Plan: Draft Planning and Community Environment Department Work Plan 2014 Public Hearing 2. Cal Ave Concept Plan: Review and recommendation to the City Council for incorporation of the revised Draft California Avenue/Fry’s Area Concept Plan into the Draft Comprehensive Plan. (Continued from the December 11, 2013 meeting.) (This item is being continued to the meeting of February 12, 2014) 3.

Business & Economics Element: Review of the Business Element of the Comprehensive Plan

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441 Page Mill Road [13PLN-00307]: Request by Stoecker and Northway Architects Inc. on behalf of Norm Schwab for Site and Design Review of a three story, 40 foot tall, approximately 35,750 s.f mixed use project, replacing four single-family residences on a 26,926 square foot parcel. The building would include ten rental apartment units, and ofďŹ ce and retail spaces. The application includes State Density Bonus Concessions and a Design Enhancement Exception for additional building height. A subsequent application for a Parcel Map will be submitted to merge the existing four parcels into one single lot. Environmental Assessment: An Initial Study and Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration have been published; the public comment period began November 8, 2013 and ended December 8, 2013. **Quasi-Judicial

Questions. For any questions regarding the above items, please contact the Planning Department at (650) 329-2441. 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 an accommodation for this meeting or an alternative format for any related printed materials, please contact the City’s ADA Coordinator at 650.329.2550 (voice) or by e-mailing ada@cityofpaloalto.org. *** Aaron Aknin, Assistant Director of Planning and Community Environment ĂœĂœĂœÂ°*>Â?ÂœÂ?ĂŒÂœ"˜Â?ˆ˜i°VÂœÂ“ĂŠUĂŠ*>Â?ÂœĂŠÂ?ĂŒÂœĂŠ7iiÂŽÂ?ÞÊUĂŠ>Â˜Ă•>ÀÞÊ£Ç]ÊÓä£{ĂŠU Page 9

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Plans unveiled for new Pope-Chaucer bridge Water officials weigh two alternatives for new bridge between Palo Alto and Menlo Park

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These and other news stories were posted on Palo Alto Online throughout the week. For longer versions, go to www.PaloAlto Online.com/news.

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Economy, not war on poverty, failed 4HE53ECONOMYSFAILURETODELIVERJOBSHASLEFTTHECOUNTRY WITH PERSISTENTLY HIGH RATES OF POVERTY AND INCOME AND WEALTH INEQUALITY APANELOFEXPERTSCONVENEDAT3TANFORD5NIVERSITYSAID -ONDAY(Posted Jan. 14, 9:55 a.m.)

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East Palo Alto man suffers minor head wound !N%AST0ALO!LTORESIDENTWASSHOTINTHEHEADTHISAFTERNOON BUTSUSTAINEDONLYASUPERFICIALWOUND POLICESAID(Posted Jan. 13, 8:57 a.m.)

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Spiking utility bills anger Palo Alto residents -ANY 0ALO !LTANS RECEIVED AN UNWELCOME SHOCK THIS MONTH WHENTHEYSAWTHEIRUTILITIESBILLSJUMPBYMORETHAN(Posted Jan. 10, 9:59 p.m.)

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Harsh weather shouldn’t mean harsh skin Just because weather conditions turn harsh this time of year doesn’t mean that your skin has to as well. Stanford Dermatology offers the most advanced technologies for diagnosing and providing the highest quality care and treatment for all skin conditions and diseases, from the common to the more complex, including: , , , ,

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City of Palo Alto jobs and how they stack up City’s offer would raise pay for workers currently paid below market level and give 4 percent cost-of-living increase to all workers

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City Council (Jan. 13) Housing Element: The council approved revisions to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s zoning code to accommodate several Housing Element policies, including an increase in the number of units allowed in CS (services commercial) zones and a policy to plan for an emergency shelter on an industrial parcel east of U.S. Highway 101. Yes: Berman, Burt, Holman, Kniss, Price, Scharff, Shepherd No: Klein, Schmid Density bonus: The council adopted a density-bonus ordinance that creates a menu of design exceptions and concessions available to developers of affordable-housing projects. Yes: Berman, Burt, Holman, Kniss, Price, Scharff, Schmid, Shepherd No: Klein

Board of Education (Jan. 14) New elementary school: Board members discussed whether they wanted to eliminate any scenarios, such as moving an elementary-school â&#x20AC;&#x153;choice program,â&#x20AC;? in deliberations on where to locate and draw boundaries for a new elementary school. Most said they want to keep their options open. Action: None Paly Performing Arts Center: The board discussed solicitation of bids for a new, 583-seat theater at Paly, for projected groundbreaking April 15 and occupancy in August 2016. Action: None

Architectural Review Board (Jan. 16) 2209-15 El Camino Real: The board approved the design for a new threestory, 9,571-square-foot building that would replace an existing building that includes R&B Seafood and Peninsula Locksmith. The new development will include financial services on the ground floor, office space on the second floor and a residential unit on the third floor. Yes: Unanimous

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POLICE CALLS Palo Alto Jan. 8-13 Violence related Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Domestic violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Suicide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Theft related Credit card forgery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Identity theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Shoplifting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Vehicle related Abandoned auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Auto theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Driving w/ suspended license . . . . . . . 3 Hit and run: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Lost/stolen plates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Misc. traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Parking/driving violation . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Theft from auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . 6 Vehicle accident/property damage. . . . 3 Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Alcohol or drug related Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Drunken driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Miscellaneous Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Lost property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Psychiatric subject.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Medical aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Other/misc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Outside assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Warrant/other agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

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Menlo Park Jan. 7-12 Violence related Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Theft related Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Identity thef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Residential burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Shoplifting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Vehicle related Bicycle theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Driving w/ suspended license. . . . . . . . 6 Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Misc. traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Theft from auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Vehicle accident/mnr. injury . . . . . . . . . 2 Vehicle accident/prop. damage . . . . . . 1 Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Alcohol or drug related Drug activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Drunken driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Miscellaneous Coroner case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Disturbance/annoying phone calls . . . . 1 Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Located missing person . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Missing person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Other/misc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Psychiatric evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Resist arrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Suspicious circumstances . . . . . . . . . . 5 Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Warrant arrest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

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Dr. Roger Marsh Wagner, M.D. Dr. Roger Marsh Wagner, M.D., beloved physician in the Stanford medical community for over 50 years, died peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, January 4, 2014. Dr. Wagner dedicated his life to patient care, healing and eradicating suffering. He will be truly missed. To contribute to the Wagner Memorial Education Fund contact megan@TreeofLifeTeachings.com. Read More...

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Stanford music professor Leland Smith dies at 88 Leland Smith â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a Stanford University professor known for merging and advancing his two worlds of study, music and computers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; died at his home in Palo Alto on Dec. 17. He was 88. He joined the Stanford community as a Department of Music professor in 1958. He also cofounded the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, a multi-disciplinary research facility that combines, studies and creates computer technology and music. A skilled computer programmer, he made many essential contributions to the Center. SCORE, a music notation input program he developed, was the first program of its kind and is considered todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quality standard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His vision and his deep knowledge of music notation extended SCORE to computerized music typography, which became, and remains, the benchmark by which all published music is judged,â&#x20AC;? said Professor Emeritus John Chowning, a for-

mer graduate student and colleague of Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Smith was born in Oakland, Calif., in 1925. At 15 years old he began studying music with modernist composer Darius Milhaud. He went on to earn bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degrees from the University of California-Berkeley, where he studied with Roger Sessions, and later attended the Paris Conservatory. He also served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 and began his teaching career after returning. In 1951, he took over Milhaudâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s courses at Mills College, then at the University of Chicago and finally at Stanford, where he retired in 1992. He performed with New York City Ballet, Chicago Lyric Opera, Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Symphony. He was married for 65 years to Edith Smith, an artist and teacher who died in 2011. He is survived by his children, Stefanie, Clement and Teresa. A memorial will be held at the

Emily C. Jacoby Emily C. Jacoby, age 94, passed away on November 28, 2013 in Medford, Oregon. She was born September 9, 1919 in Arlington, Mass. to Mervin and Mildred Beetem Coyle. Emily graduated from Penn State University in 1941 with a degree in Landscape Architecture. She was the only woman in her graduating class that year. During college she learned to ďŹ&#x201A;y a small plane and once ďŹ&#x201A;ew home during winter break, landing in a cornďŹ eld on her parentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s farm. Emily married David Baer Jacoby in 1942. They had three daughters. Emily and David lived in Carlisle, Penn. for 18 years, 12 of which Emily worked as an elementary school art teacher. Emily practiced her landscaping skills by designing landscapes for the homes of her family and friends. Emily and David moved to Palo Alto in 1971, where they lived for 30 years. Emily was a lifelong learner. She loved art and enjoyed painting, drawing, sculpting and stained-glass. She also did furniture restoration. With talent and skill, she created a beautiful home. Emily had a community garden plot for many years and was an exquisite cook. An avid bridge player, she was a familiar face in local and state bridge tournaments and achieved Life Master status. In 2001, Emily moved to Medford in southern Oregon. Emily is survived by her children, Carlin Patricia (Jane Duffy) Jacoby and Judith Jacoby, all of Los Altos; her sister Mary Louise Wickstead, of Medford Ore.; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, David; her brother William Coyle; and her ďŹ rst daughter, Eleanor Catherine â&#x20AC;&#x153;Robinâ&#x20AC;?, who passed away at the age of six. A celebration of her life was held in Medford, Oregon on December 5, 2013. Donations may be made in her honor to Craighead House, PO box 335, Boiling Springs, PA 17007 (www.craigheadhouse.org) PA I D

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 ", Stanley Lenox, a decadeslong Palo Alto resident and volunteer at local schools, died on Jan. 15. An open house will be held at his home at 510 Seale Ave., Palo Alto, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 5 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Carl Mortensen 1944-2014 A native Californian, Carl grew up in Oakland, studied geophysics at Cal Berkeley and served in the Navy (active and reserve) for 28 years before retiring as a captain. He also worked at the US Geological Survey researching possible methods of earthquake prediction and later worked with local, state, and federal agencies to mitigate earthquake damage and subsequent loss of life. Carl abided by the highest of moral standards, setting the ďŹ nest example of integrity for all around him. He was a great of husband and father. Carl passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, granddaughter, and his sister as well as nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, 950 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park, January 23, at 2:00 p.m. PA I D

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Leland Clayton Smith August 6, 1925 - December 17, 2013 Leland Clayton Smith, Professor Emeritus of Music at Stanford, composer, and performer died at home December 17, 2013. Leland was born August 6, 1925 in Oakland, California, to JeanneÄ´e and Vigo Smith. Growing up in Oakland, Leland began serious study of music at the age of 11. At age 15, he became a student of composer Darius Milhaud, studying counterpoint, orchestration, and composition. He joined the Musiciansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Union at the age of 17 and was a life member. During the war he served as a member of the 13th Naval District Admiralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Band based in Bremerton, WA. AÄ&#x17E;er the war he aÄ´ended UC Berkeley, studying with Roger Sessions, and in 1948 received both an A.B. degree with Highest Honors in Music and his M.A. in Composition. He also was an assistant to Darius Milhaud. During 1948-49, Leland and his beloved wife, Edith, traveled to Paris, where he studied at the Paris Conservatory, which included classes of Olivier Messiaen, performance, and conducting. ProÄ&#x2122;cient on bassoon, contrabassoon, clarinet, and myriad other instruments, he played as a bassoonist with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, and orchestras in New York and Chicago. He also performed with the National Orchestral Association and the International Society for Contemporary Music, and worked for a music publisher. Leland taught at Mills College and the University of Chicago before coming to Stanford in 1958. Teaching there 34 years, he was advisor to 41 doctoral students in composition, computer music, and musicology. His compositions have been performed by the San Francisco Symphony, the Orchestra of America (Carnegie Hall), and the Singapore Symphony, and have been presented in cities world-wide. He lectured on various musical topics in over 10 countries. He began working with computer-generated sound in the 1960â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and was a co-found-

er of CCRMA at Stanford and assisted in the establishment of IRCAM (Paris). In 1970 he turned his aÄ´ention to computerized music typography, creating the first computer-produced edition of music in 1971. The outgrowth of this work, the SCORE music typography system (www.scoremus. com/score.html), is now used by many of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading publishers. Considered â&#x20AC;&#x153;the father of computer music notationâ&#x20AC;?, Leland continued to improve SCORE until his death. Leland was married for 65 years to Edith Smith (1925-2011), an artist and teacher. Their life together spanned teenage idylls in the Oakland hills, Paris and Europe just after WWII, and a lecture tour of the newly â&#x20AC;&#x153;openâ&#x20AC;? China of the 1980â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Making their home in Barron Park, Palo Alto in 1958, they were among the original Donkey Handlers at Bol Park; Leland was particularly fond of spending Sunday mornings talking with visitors. He will be greatly missed by his children, Stefanie, Clement, and Teresa, his Ä&#x2122;ve grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other family members, and all his friends and colleagues world-wide. A memorial celebration will be held at CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics), on January 18, 2014, at 2 pm. Memorial giÄ&#x17E;s can be made to The Palo Alto Donkey Project (www.barronparkdonkeys. org - managed by ACTERRA) or to The Leland and Edith Smith Fund for Music, by check to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stanford University, The Leland and Edith Smith Fund for Musicâ&#x20AC;? mailed to: Stanford University, Development Services, PO Box 20466, Stanford, CA 94309-0466, or by calling 866-543-0243 (International call 650-724-0627) PA I D O B I T U A R Y

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Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course ReconďŹ guration and Baylands Athletic Center Expansion Project (SCH #2013012053) City of Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California Palo Alto City Council. Monday, February 3, 2014, 7:00 pm Palo Alto City Hall Council Chambers, 250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course ReconďŹ guration and Baylands Athletic Center Expansion Project in the City of Palo Alto has been prepared. The Final EIR responds to comments received during the public review period if the Draft EIR and makes revisions to the Draft EIR, as necessary, in response to these comments. Project Location: The proposed project is located at 1875 Embarcadero Road and 1900 Geng Road in northern Palo Alto, on Assessorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parcel Numbers (APN) 008-06-001 and 008-002-032. The project site is approximately 175.8 acres in size, east of U.S. 101 and is bound by San Francisquito Creek to the north and west, the Palo Alto Airport of Santa Clara County to the east, and Embarcadero Road to the south. Project Description: The City is proposing a project to reconďŹ gure the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course and expand the existing Baylands Athletic Center. The Project would reconďŹ gure all 18 holes of the Golf Course, a portion of the driving range and practice facility, and replace a restroom facility, while retaining a regulation golf course with a par of 71. The reconďŹ gured Golf Course would be designed with a Baylands theme that would incorporate or modify the existing low-lying areas into the Golf Course, reduce the area of managed turf, and introduce areas of native grassland and wetland habitat. In addition to reconďŹ guring the Golf Course, the City is proposing to incorporate 10.5 acres of the existing Golf Course into the Athletic Center. The design and scale of the Athletic Center expansion are yet to be ďŹ nalized. For the purposes of this EIR, it is assumed that the Athletic Center expansion would include a maximum of ďŹ ve full-size athletic playing ďŹ elds with additional parking and lighting. The existing baseball ďŹ eld and softball ďŹ eld at the Athletic Center would not change. Construction activities for the Golf Course reconďŹ guration would begin in early 2014 and last approximately 11 months. Following the completion of the turf installation, there would be a grass turf grow-in period of approximately 5 months. It is anticipated that the Golf Course would be closed to the public for approximately 16 months between Spring 2014 and Summer 2015. The ďŹ nal design and construction schedule for the Athletic Center Expansion have not yet been determined. The proposed project would have unavoidable signiďŹ cant impacts with regard to aesthetics (lighting) and short-term air quality. The project site is included on a hazardous materials/ contaminated sites list (Cortese list) compiled pursuant to Government Code Section 65962.5. Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Report: Copies of the Final EIR will be available for review beginning on January 22, 2014 at the following locations: UĂ&#x160; Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;vĂ&#x160;*>Â?Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;Â?Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;]Ă&#x160; iĂ&#x203A;iÂ?Â&#x153;ÂŤÂ&#x201C;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160; iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;]Ă&#x160;Ă&#x201C;nxĂ&#x160;>Â&#x201C;Â&#x2C6;Â?Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x203A;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x2022;i]Ă&#x160;ÂŁĂ&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;Â?Â&#x153;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;]Ă&#x160;*>Â?Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;Â?Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;]Ă&#x160;`Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160;LĂ&#x2022;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2026;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;]Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;`>Ă&#x17E;Â&#x2021; Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., (650) 329-2496. UĂ&#x160;*>Â?Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;Â?Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2C6;VÂ&#x2C6;ÂŤ>Â?Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Â?vĂ&#x160; Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;iĂ&#x160;*Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;-Â&#x2026;Â&#x153;ÂŤ]Ă&#x160;ÂŁnĂ&#x2021;xĂ&#x160; Â&#x201C;L>Ă&#x20AC;V>`iĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;,Â&#x153;>`]Ă&#x160;*>Â?Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;Â?Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;]Ă&#x160; Ă&#x160;Â&#x2122;{Ă&#x17D;äĂ&#x17D;]Ă&#x160;`Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Ă&#x160;LĂ&#x2022;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2026;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;]Ă&#x160; Every day, Dawn to 6:30 p.m.

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Editorial A Taser lesson learned Police auditor report gives public valuable peek at risks of Taser guns when police must make instant judgments

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magine your 16-year-old son riding his bike on Palo Alto streets and, like too many bicyclists, cruising through a stop sign without stopping. This time, your son is unlucky enough to have police witness the infraction. But instead of stopping, your son makes his second mistake: He attempts to get away. Moments later, a police officer makes a bad decision of his own: to use his Taser gun in an attempt to apprehend your son while he is still riding his bike. Unsuccessful in shocking him with the Taser, another officer cuts your son off using his patrol car. After colliding with the car, your son winds up at the hospital with minor scrapes and bruises, is cited and released to your custody. Details of this incident were among several reported in the most recent biannual report from Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s independent police auditors, outside consultants who review and investigate citizen complaints and how they were handled and resolved by the department. Because of this process, information on police conduct and citizen complaints are more transparent than ever before, and vastly better than in most other communities where police have strongly resisted any type of civilian review or accountability. The result is a department that is more open to admitting its mistakes, reevaluating its policies and sharing with the public how it resolves complaints against its officers. That openness ultimately leads to both better police conduct and a greater understanding by the public of the pressures under which the police often operate. In reviewing the bicycle Taser case summarized above, the report points out that the bike turned out to have been stolen, but that fact wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t known to officers pursuing the boy. The report does not disclose the race of the boy, a fact that should be made public, especially in light of the past concerns about racial profiling and treatment of minority crime suspects. If the boy is white, it would at least remove one element of possible controversy. In responding to this particular incident, according to the auditor Palo Alto police conducted a thorough internal investigation, determined that the officer (a training officer no less) who used his Taser did not follow department procedures because it was more force than appropriate under the circumstances of the crime, it was unsafe to use a Taser against a person riding a bike, and the required warning was not given. As a result of the investigation, the department is reviewing how to improve its written policies and its training, and unspecified discipline was administered against the officer. Most parents would be accepting, if not delighted, with the idea that their child would have the learning experience of facing a consequence for riding through a stop sign, especially at a busy or dangerous intersection. And worse, for not obeying a police officerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s order to stop. But no one, juvenile or adult, should be put at risk of serious injury by being tased while riding a bike. It is exactly this type of incident, which could have had a far worse ending, that leads to public skepticism about Tasers and their availability to police caught in situations requiring instant judgment. If a training officer made the judgment to use his Taser in this instance, would he or other officers have made a similar decision in pursuing a teenager who had been drinking with friends in a neighborhood park and who chose to run when confronted by police? What about a juvenile running from officers breaking up â&#x20AC;&#x153;egg warsâ&#x20AC;? among high school students? The conduct described by the auditors in this case isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t up to our communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s values and expectations of how police work should be done. But it also clearly demonstrates the dangers and risks associated with Tasers having become standard-issue police gear. 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Doers and givers Editor, Sandy Eakins, Bea Hubbard, Sam Webster, Suzie Stewart, Bob Smithwick, Mona Miller and Jing Lyman. As the Weeklyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s year-end â&#x20AC;&#x153;Transitionsâ&#x20AC;? notes, we lost them all during the year just past. I was privileged to know them all, some better than others. Each of them was a doer and a giver. And the quality of our lives was undeniably enhanced by their presence. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hope that in the year and years ahead, others will follow in their footsteps â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with a similar commitment to bettering this place for coming generations. Joe Simitian Rhodes Drive, Palo Alto

Lost retail Editor, Downtown Palo Alto: Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re losing your retail and your Palo Alto resident shoppers. Now, University Art is moving to Redwood City. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s virtually nothing in downtown Palo Alto that I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find elsewhere anymore. Oops, I forgot to mention my favorite spa and nearby restaurant that I patronize infrequently. Take a survey of the worker bee/ pedestrian population any day on University. I bet that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find that few live in our city. Exceptions are those who already live downtown and can walk easily. So, go on. Stick a few more office buildings around. Chuck the parking. Lose the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retail establishments. Why should I shop downtown? For restaurants? Why not Mountain View where the selection is good. Why shop for clothes downtown? Yes, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the nearby shopping center, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll bypass downtown Chicoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for their store in Los Altos â&#x20AC;&#x201D; nice town with good parking and a couple of other basic stores that I need and canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find in Palo Alto. Wine store? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll schlep to my favorite one in Redwood City. Same for University Art, I guess. Groceries? Yes, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Whole Foods, but I can get their items in the El Camino Real store. Yes, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no reason to drive down Alma to University Avenue anymore. Goodbye and farewell. Gloria Pyszka East Charleston, Palo Alto

More bad than good Editor, It is abundantly clear that the majority of the City Council does not care about what residents want for this city. Six members of the council and their handpicked and well-compensated city manager

and his staff are all extremely pro-growth and pro-massive-development. This group is abetted by their appointed stooges on the planning and transportation commission and the ARB, who mostly hail from real estate, development and architecture firms and have as an agenda supporting their respective industries. Results of Measure D and public comments at council meetings clearly express that the majority of residents have a different vision for Palo Alto â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a residential centered community that values our homes, schools and quality of life. Those running the city openly dismiss residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; views, declare their goals superior and continue to push their hyper-development agenda. We can vote them out next November, but unfortunately they plan to do a lot of damage before then. There are dozens of oversized, sky-busting developments in the pipeline and council appears eager to approve them. Short of an emergency recall election, or referendum on every project they approve, it seems that inhuman scale, up-zoning, add-on zoning and give away zoning will

continue to be approved. Why do we need a new sustainability officer? At this rate, traffic gridlock and overcrowded schools and parks will be self-sustaining. And any chance of environmental sustainability will be as likely as the chance that sunlight will be able to breach the office canyons being built downtown. Tina Peak Palo Alto Avenue, Palo Alto

Grocery Outlet? No! Editor, So Grocery Outlet threatened not to locate in Palo Alto if they did not get their 104-square-foot oversized sign? Note to Grocery Outlet: Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never see a nickel of my money. Phil Cali N. Rengstorff Avenue, Mountain View

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to park Editor, People park in front of my house even though they have a parking lot. This makes it hard to park. I support the new parking plan. Sam Helft, 6 years old Channing Avenue, Palo Alto

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On Deadline Is high school â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;civicsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to blame for Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s political quagmire? by Jay Thorwaldson new study from Stanford University drifted through my inbox recently. The study concluded that high school â&#x20AC;&#x153;civicsâ&#x20AC;? classes across the nation generally are failing. This was not news to me. It was common knowledge a half century ago at Los Gatos High School, where the civics teacher tended to worship any person who held an elective office. She even brought in the local dog catcher â&#x20AC;&#x201D; then an elected post â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to speak about his duties. Worse, she would brook no probing or critical questions anytime in class. The shocking thing to me about the new study is that civics is still being taught at all. Palo Alto schools no longer teach civics. Instead, students are required to take Econ 11 and to choose one class from a list of electives: macroeconomics, psychology, sociology, U.S. foreign policy, ethnic studies or an introduction to general studies. But do those courses really cover how America works, as civics was intended to do? Are Palo Alto students being shortchanged the same way students in civics classes elsewhere are? Perhaps some of the teachers (or students) of those Palo Alto elective classes could elaborate on how economics or psychology, say, cover how government works, or is supposed to work. Yet any of those alternative courses sound better than civics, which is supposed

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to outline the mechanisms of our American system of representative democracy, locally to nationally. Civics usually includes how bills should move through the state Legislature or Congress, and how elections work. Some of the better civics classes, or better teachers, may include (if permitted) some aspects of how things really work: the role of the well-funded lobbyists, how campaign funding tips the balance between public interest and self-interest, the corruption of power, and how legislation can be blocked by manipulation and procedures. Both sides of the political spectrum are vulnerable to the above kind of Realpolitik, meaning how things really are, that â&#x20AC;&#x153;the law of power governs the world of states just as the law of gravity governs the physical world,â&#x20AC;? the termâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s German originator wrote in 1853. But the Stanford report pushes a step beyond educating students about the realworld. It seeks a new civics curriculum that inspires students to participate in civic life, to become engaged in society in some way. With its focus on professional skills and the know-how to pass state tests, the U.S. educational system is falling down on its job to help young people become vital members of society, the report asserts. Its co-authors are professors William Damon and Jonathan Rabinowitz of the Stanford Graduate School of Education, and others, including Heather Malin, a research associate with the Center on Adolescence, of which Damon is director. The report was published by the Center on Adolescence and the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle, with funding from the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation. It was drafted by leading thinkers in civic education from across the

political spectrum who gathered at Stanford early in 2013. Yet its release coincided with Thanksgiving, and seems to have been overshadowed, ironically, by the media coverage of our national heritage and related sports and other events. Symbol versus substance. No matter. It will be presented at several education conferences this year. There are bigger issues than just redefining and reforming civics education. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an urgent issue if this country wants to succeed as a democracy,â&#x20AC;? Damon said in a release announcing the report. Teacher involvement and administrative support will be the key, the report states. It calls on schools to take greater responsibility for civic education that exposes students to the values, skills and knowledge necessary for full participatory citizenship. The report says civics involves more than just facts about democracy, citizenship, government and global concerns. Curriculum must also incorporate a commitment to instill in students democratic ideals and methods to help them participate constructively in civic affairs and the political process. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A common grounding in the history, values and workings of the American constitutional tradition is essential to ensure access and dedication to citizenship for all students in our increasingly diverse society,â&#x20AC;? the report says. Fundamental concepts of American democracy and civic life should be included: liberty, equality, opportunity, justice, independence and interdependence. New civics must also impart an understanding of power â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who has it, how one gets it, and what it means in a self-governing society â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as well as an awareness of contemporary global civic issues, the report urges.

That means civics educators need to stop shying away from issues that may involve political and ideological controversy. It urges educators â&#x20AC;&#x153;to get their hands dirtyâ&#x20AC;? and allow students to experience â&#x20AC;&#x153;the nittygritty of democracyâ&#x20AC;? and learn to address it constructively. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Democracy in practice is emotionally exhilarating and often conflict-ridden. Civic education should reflect this,â&#x20AC;? the report says. The baseline philosophy of the report is that teachers themselves are the experts: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We advocate for them to set up collaborative groups to explore and implement the bigger ideas that are being proposed,â&#x20AC;? coauthor Heather Malin said. Damon said he hopes that the document will be used as a starting point by anyone with a stake in civic education, including policymakers and parents. One approach to achieving the goals outlined in the new report is being tried by Esther Wojcicki, a longtime and nationally recognized journalism teacher at Palo Alto High School. Journalism, properly taught, can fill in the real-world gaps of traditional civics courses or the absence of civics as in Palo Alto schools, she feels. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students are not being taught how to engage in society which is why I am trying to expand journalism to all kids nationwide. That teaches them to pay attention to what is going on in the world and have their say. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a tough sell though because most administrators do not want to know what kids think. In fact, they want them to be quiet and just get out of school.â&#x20AC;? N Former Weekly Editor Jay Thorwaldson can be emailed at jthorwaldson@ paweekly.com and/or jaythor@well.com.

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Support our Kids with a gift to the Holiday Fund. Last Year’s Grant Recipients 10 Books A Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Abilities United . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Ada’s Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25,000 Adolescent Counseling Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,000 Art in Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Breast Cancer Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 California Family Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 CASSY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,000 Cleo Eulau Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Collective Roots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,500 Community School of Music & Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Community Working Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Creative Montessori Learning Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Downtown Streets Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,000 DreamCatchers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,000 East Palo Alto Kids Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Environmental Volunteers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Family Connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,500 Family Engagement Institute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,000 Foothill College Book Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,000 Foundation for a College Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,000 Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Hidden Villa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 InnVision Shelter Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,000 JLS Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Jordan Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Kara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,000 Magical Bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25,000 Mayview Community Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,000 Music in the Schools Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 New Creation Home Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 New Voices for Youth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,500 Nuestra Casa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 One East Palo Alto (OEPA). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Palo Alto Art Center Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Palo Alto Community Child Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,000 Palo Alto Housing Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Palo Alto Humane Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,500 Peninsula Bridge Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,500 Peninsula College Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Peninsula Youth Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Project WeH.O.P.E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,000 Quest Learning Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Racing Hearts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,500 Raising A Reader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Ravenswood Education Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Silicon Valley FACES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,500 South Palo Alto Food Closet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,000 St. Elizabeth Seton School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,500 St. Francis of Assisi Youth Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 St. Vincent de Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,000 TheatreWorks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Youth Community Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,000 Youth United for Community Action (YUCA) . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000

Non-profits: Grant application and guidelines at www.PaloAltoOnline.com/holiday_fund Application deadline: January 10, 2014

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ach year the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund raises money to support programs serving families and children in the Palo Alto area. Since

the Weekly and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation cover all the administrative costs, every dollar raised goes directly to support community programs through grants to non-profit organizations ranging up to $25,000. And with the generous support of matching grants from local foundations, including the Packard, Hewlett, Arrillaga & Peery foundations, your tax-deductible gift will

Give to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund and your donation is doubled. You give to non-profit groups that work right here in our community. It’s a great way to ensure that your charitable donations are working at home.

be doubled in size. A donation of $100 turns into $200 with the foundation matching gifts. Whether as an individual, a business or in honor of someone else, help us reach our goal of $350,000 by making a generous contribution to the Holiday Fund. With your generosity, we can give a major boost to the programs in our community helping kids and families.

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Please make checks payable to: Silicon Valley Community Foundation Send coupon and check, if applicable, to: Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund c/o Silicon Valley Community Foundation 2440 West El Camino Real, Suite 300 Mountain View, CA 94040 The Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund is a donor advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. A contribution to this fund allows your donation to be tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Through Jan. 10, 476 donors have contributed $389,321 to the Holiday Fund 41 Anonymous ................... $121,860 Chuck & Jean Thompson .................. * Sallie and Katherine Brown............... * George and Ruth Chippendale .......... * Gavin & Tricia Christensen ................ * Werner Graf .............................. 1,500 Bob & Jan Hermsen ......................... * Jonathan J. MacQuitty .............. 1,000 Jeremy Platt & Sondra Murphy ...... 500 Larry Klein ....................................... * Reed & Judith Content ................. 150 Ed and Claire Lauing .................... 250 John & Marianne Bowers .............. 100 Joanne Koltnow ........................... 200 Bob Barrett and Linda Atkinson ........ * Barbara Rieder............................. 100 Romola & Mark Georgia ................... * Deirdre C. Dolan .......................... 500 Roxy & Michelle Rapp................ 1,000 Ann Burrell & Charles Smith ............. * Amy Harris & Joss Geiduschek ..... 100 Kay & Don Remsen .......................... * Victor & Norma Hesterman ............. 50 Charles Katz ................................ 500 Ronald Krasnow ........................... 200 Elizabeth L. Miller...................... 2,000 Ellinor Osborne ............................ 100 Karen Sipprell .............................. 250 Stephen Westfold ........................ 500 Madeline Wong .............................. 50 Lisa Barr ..................................... 250 Eileen Brennan ............................ 250 Mr. Tim Collins.......................... 4,000 Ms. Jean Doble.............................. 75 Jennifer Cray.................................. 50 Ted & Frances Jenkins.................... 50 Elgin Lee ..................................... 250 Richard L. Mazze ......................... 100 Kim Orumchian ............................ 250 Nan Prince................................... 100 Linda Selden ............................... 200 Tony and Carolyn Tucher ................... * Alan Wachtel................................ 250 Ms. Anna Welke ............................. 50 Kenneth Bencala & Sally O’Neal ... 100 Diane Doolittle ............................. 100 Gwendolyn Barry .......................... 100 Judith & James Kleinberg ................. * Colleen Anderson & Jim Lobdell .... 250 Melanie Austin ............................. 200 Kathleen & Tony Hughes .............. 500 Judith Rabbie................................. 50 Trish Bubenik............................... 500 Michael Chen and Cathy Lee ............ * Rick & Eileen Brooks .................... 300 Thomas Rindfleisch .......................... * Marcie & Chet Brown ....................... * Veronica Tincher .......................... 100 Diane and Brandy Sikic ................ 200 Bryan Wilson & Geri Martin Wilson . 100 Russell Evarts ............................. 300 Ho John Lee .................................... * Roland Hsu & Julie Noblitt ................ * Scott T. Wong .............................. 200 Craig & Susie Thom ..................... 250 Richard Ellson.............................. 100 William Busse .............................. 200 Dennis & Cindy Dillon ....................... * Merrill & Lee Newman ...................... * Marlene Arnold ............................ 500 Ellie & Dick Mansfield ...................... * Robert & Betsy Gamburd.................. * Richard Maser ............................. 150 Steve & Gayle Bruger ................ 1,000 Steve & Mary Chapel ................... 250 Nancy & Jim Baer............................. * Tony & Jan DiJulio ............................ * Sue Bartalo & Dave Fischer .......... 100 Susan Osofsky............................... 50 Charles & Barbara Stevens............... * John and Margaret Monroe........... 250 Mark and Virginia Kreutzer................ * Marc and Ragni Pasturel .............. 200 Ken Schroeder & Fran Codispoti ... 500 Leo & Marlys Keoshian .................... * Kingsley Jack ............................... 200 Hans & Judith Steiner .................. 100 Sue & Dick Levy ........................... 500 Shela Fisk ................................... 100 Annette Isaacson ......................... 100 Ann Mary Pine ............................. 300 Dennis Clark ................................ 100 Stephanie Smith .......................... 100 Sandy Jain ................................... 101 Daniel Chapiro ............................. 500

Julie Norman ............................... 500 Carol Gilbert ................................ 100 Karen Ewart .................................. 50 Dena McFarland............................. 50 Jenchyn Luh................................. 100 Margaret Tracy ............................... 75 John and Ruth Devries ..................... * Harry and Diane Greenberg .......... 500 Elisabeth Seaman ........................ 100 John Wilkes ................................. 300 Ron Wolf ....................................... 50 David Labaree ............................. 200 Irene Beardsley and Dan Bloomberg ......................... 200 Michael & Marcia Katz ................. 100 Bjorn & Michele Liencres........... 1,000 Robert & Connie Loarie .................... * Rosalie Shepherd ........................ 100 Markus Asckwanden & Carol Kersten ........................ 150 John & Ruth Devries......................... * Chris & Beth Martin ......................... * Bonnie Packer & Bob Raymakers... 100 David & Karen Backer .................. 250 Gerald & Joyce Barker .................. 100 Bruce F. Campbell ..................... 1,000 Keith Clarke................................. 100 Constance Crawford ..................... 800 Boyce & Peggy Nute ......................... * David & Diane Feldman ................ 500 Matt Glickman & Susie Hwang ...... 500 Jane Holland.................................... *

Amy Renalds ................................... * Suzanne Bell ............................... 100 Sally Dudley................................. 200 David and Nancy Kalkbrenner ........... * Gretchen Hoover ............................ 25 Karen Sundback .......................... 500 Marilyn, Dale, Rick & Mei Simbeck .... * Shirley Ely.................................... 500 Patrick Radtke .......................... 2,000 Ralph Britton ............................... 250 Charlotte Epstein ......................... 100 John Wang ....................................... * Cynthia Costell............................... 50 Hal and Carol Louchheim ................. * Lee Sendelbeck ........................... 100 Faith Braff ................................... 500 Anthony and Judith Brown............... 50 Luca and Mary Cafiero ..................... * Mike and Cathie Foster ................ 500 Jean M. Colby .............................. 200 David & Lynn Mitchell ................... 300 Tom & Patricia Sanders ................ 100 Dorothy Saxe ................................... * John Tang ........................................ * Jerry & Bobbie Wagger ..................... * Annette Glanckopf & Tom Ashton .. 100 Theodore and Cathy Dolton .......... 350 Eugene & Mabel Dong.................. 200 Herbert Fischgrund ...................... 125 Dena Goldberg............................. 100 Dr. & Mrs. Richard Greene............ 250 Phil Hanawalt & Graciela Spivak.... 500 Harry & Susan Hartzell ................ 200 Walt and Kay Hays ....................... 100

Robert and Josephine Spitzer ....... 100 George & Betsy Young ...................... * Harriet & Gerald Berner .................... * Hugh O. McDevitt ......................... 200 Mary Lorey ...................................... * Nancy Steege .............................. 100 Sheryl & Tony Klein .......................... * Sue Kemp ................................... 250 Andy and Liz Coe ............................. * Ben & Ruth Hammett ....................... * Hal & Iris Korol ................................ * Jessie Ngai .................................. 100 John and Mary Schaefer ............... 100 Mahlon and Carol Hubenthal ............ * Peter and Beth Rosenthal................. * Maria Basch .................................. 55 Owen Vannatta.......................... 5,000 Gennette Lawrence ...................... 500 The Havern Family..................... 4,500 Brigid Barton ............................... 250 Donald & Adele Langendorf .......... 200 Gil and Gail Woolley ..................... 300 Greg & Penny Gallo ...................... 500 Hugh MacMillan ........................... 500 Mike and Jean Couch ................... 250 Nancy Hall ................................ 1,000 Page & Ferrell Sanders................. 100 Peter & Lynn Kidder ..................... 100 Peter S Stern ................................... * Robert & Barbara Simpson ............... * Scout Voll ........................................ * Stephen Berke ................................. * Tom & Ellen Ehrlich .......................... * Art and Peggy Stauffer ................. 500

Thank you for donating to the Holiday Fund Bob & Joan Jack .......................... 250 Eric Keller & Janice Bohman ......... 250 Ms. Jan Krawitz ............................... * Laurie & Hal Luft .............................. * Lani Freeman & Stephen Monismith ................... 100 Sandra & Scott Pearson ............... 500 John and Lee Pierce ..................... 250 David & Virginia Pollard ................ 300 Don & Dee Price .............................. * Barbara Klein & Stan Schrier ............ * Andrea Smith............................... 100 Anne and Don Vermeil ...................... * Mrs. Marie Viezee ............................ * Lee & Judy Shulman ........................ * Lijun & Jia-Ning Xiang ................... 200 Laurie T. Jarrett................................ * Lorraine Macchello....................... 100 Bryan & Bonnie Street ..................... * Gary & Dee Ellmann ....................... 50 Les and Margaret Fisher............... 100 Judy Ousterhout ............................... * Mandy Lowell ................................... * Nina and Norman Kulgein ............. 100 Kathleen & Joseph Hefner ............ 250 Debra Satz and Don Barr .................. * Tobye & Ron Kaye ............................ * Virginia E. Fehrenbacher ............... 100 Zelda Jury ....................................... * Edward Kanazawa ............................ * Donald and Bonnie Miller ................. * Michael and Lennie Roberts ......... 150 Roger Smith ................................ 200 Nanette Stringer .......................... 250 Ralph and Jackie Wheeler............. 225 Bonnie Berg..................................... * Lucy Berman ............................ 2,000 Micki and Bob Cardelli...................... * Ted and Ginny Chu ........................... * Robyn Crumly ................................ 50 Hoda Epstein ................................... * John & Florine Galen ........................ * Margot Goodman ............................. * Stuart & Carol Hansen ..................... * Myron and Linda Hollister ............. 100 Jon & Julie Jerome ........................... * Kevin Mayer & Barbara Zimmer......... * Joan B. Norton ................................ * Helene Pier...................................... * Dick and Ruth Rosenbaum ............... * Mike & Ellen Turbow..................... 250 Larry Baer & Stephanie Klein............ * Fred Kohler ...................................... *

Christina Kenrick....................... 1,000 Cathy and Howard Kroymann ........ 250 Eve & John Melton ....................... 500 Jim and Becky Morgan .............. 5,000 Don & Ann Rothblatt ........................ * Dan and Lynne Russell................. 250 Martha Shirk ............................... 500 Lawrence Yang & Jennifer Kuan . 1,000 Patti Yanklowitz & Mark Krasnow... 100 Denise Savoie & Darrell Duffie ......... * Dr. Jody Maxmin .............................. * Van Whitis ................................... 250 Don & Jacquie Rush ..................... 300 Michele and John McNellis ...... 10,000 J.D. & Renee Masterson .............. 250 Martha Cohn ............................... 300 Laura & Bob Cory............................. * Glenn & Lorna Affleck................... 100 Jone Manoogian ............................ 50 Felicia Levy .................................. 250 Gwen Luce ...................................... * Janis Ulevich ............................... 100 Solon Finkelstein ......................... 250 Eric and Elaine Hahn ........................ * Teresa Roberts ......................... 2,000 Craig & Sally Nordlund.................. 500 Meri Gruber and James Taylor ........... * Art & Helen Kraemer ........................ * Barbara Riper .................................. * Betty Gerard ................................ 100 Bob and Diane Simoni.................. 200 Carolyn and Richard Brennan............ * Gerald and Donna Silverberg ........ 100 Hersh & Arna Shefrin ....................... * Jim & Alma Phillips....................... 250 Lawrence Naiman ........................ 100 Leif & Sharon Erickson ................. 250 Mr. George Cator ......................... 100 Ray & Carol Bacchetti ...................... * Rita Vrhel .................................... 250 Steve & Karen Ross ......................... * Susan & Doug Woodman.................. * Tad Nishimura.................................. * Tom and Neva Cotter................. 2,000 Al & Joanne Russell ..................... 250 Alice Smith .................................. 100 Caroline Hicks & Bert Fingerhut .... 100 Drew McCalley & Marilyn Green .... 100 Jan & Freddy Gabus ......................... * Joe and Nancy Huber ................... 100 John & Olive Borgsteadt ................... * Lynn & Joe Drake ............................. * Patricia M. Levin .......................... 100

Bill Johnson and Terri Lobdell ....... 500 Carroll Harrington......................... 100 Richard Zuanich ........................... 200 Daniel Cox ................................... 200 Michael & Frannie Kieschnick ........... * Richard Hallsted & Pam Mayerfeld . 100 Steve and Nancy Levy ...................... * Xiaofan Lin .................................... 50 Diane E. Moore ................................ * Ellen & Tom Wyman ..................... 200 Roger Warnke .............................. 300 Stu & Louise Beattie ........................ * The Ely Family .............................. 250 Bob & Ruth Anne Fraley .................. 50 Ellen Lillington ............................. 100 Jerry and Linda Elkind .................. 250 Linda & Steve Boxer......................... * Tony & Judy Kramer.......................... * Keith & Rita Lee .......................... 100 Roy & Carol Blitzer ........................... * John & Barbara Pavkovich ............ 200 Tish Hoehl ................................... 100 Don & Ann Rothblatt ........................ *

In Memory Of Gary Fazzino ................................ 500 Mildred Kirhan ............................. 200 Gary Fazzino ................................ 150 Winyss Acton Shepard...................... * Ted Linden................................... 200 Nick Rudd.................................... 100 Mary Festinger................................. * Aaron O’Neill ................................... * Elizabeth & Edward Buurma............ 25 Dr. John Plummer Steward............ 100 David Christy ................................... * Wanda Cooke .................................. * Willie Branch ................................... * Tinney Family ............................... 500 Robert Lobdell ................................. * Edda Cabrera................................... * Bill Roth .......................................... * Robert J. Mullen .......................... 100 Becky Schaefer ................................ * Emmett Lorey .................................. * Mrs. Katina D. Higbee ...................... * Natasha Fong .............................. 200 Dominic Greening ............................ * Our beloved son Samuel Benjamin Kurland..................................... 300 Our son Nick................................ 500 Bob Markevitch ................................ * Ludwig Tannenwald .......................... * Bill Roth .......................................... *

August Lee King ............................... * Marty Wood ................................... 50 Joshua Alper ................................ 150 Harry Lewenstein ...................... 1,000 Mary Floyd....................................... * Betty Meltzer ................................... * Our Dad Albert Pellizzari ................... * Jim Jarrett ....................................... * Amy Fletcher .................................... * Phillip Gottheiner ............................. * Jim Byrnes................................... 100 Jack Sutorius ............................... 300 Robert Spinrad ............................ 500 Bill Lard........................................... * Helen Rubin................................. 150 Mr. & Mrs. Max Blanker................ 150 Dr. & Mrs. Irvin B. Rubin............... 150 John F. Smith............................... 150 Ben Swan ........................................ * Ryan ............................................... * Jean M. Law .................................... * Carole Hoffman ............................... * Fumi Murai ...................................... * Mary Floyd..................................... 25 Tomas W. and Louise L. Phinney ....... * Leo Breidenbach .............................. * Bertha Kalson ................................. * Nate Rosenberg ........................... 100 Frank & Jean Crist........................ 200 Marie Hardin................................ 100 Baxter Armstrong ............................. * Bob Makjavich ................................. * Carol Berkowitz ................................ * Bob Donald ................................. 100 Alan K. Herrick................................. * Don and Marie Snow .................... 100 Kathy Morris ............................. 1,500 Helene F. Klein ................................ * Pam Grady................................... 150 Ruth & Chet Johnson ....................... * Robert Lobdell ................................. * Henry Radzilowski ............................ * John Davies Black ..................... 1,000 Yen-Chen and Er-Ying Yen ............. 250 Ernest J. Moore ............................... * Florence Kan Ho .............................. * Joe, Mary Fran & Stephen Scroggs ... * Steve Fasani................................ 100 David Sager ................................. 100 William Settle .............................. 500 Dr. David Zlotnick ......................... 200 Boyd Paulson, Jr .............................. * Al and Kay Nelson ............................ *

In Honor Of Richard C. Van Dusen & Kaye H. Kelley ....................... 250 Dr. Cheryl Gold ............................ 500 Dr. Virginia Lewis ......................... 250 Dr. Peter Kono ............................. 250 Darla Tupper .................................... * The Martin children ...................... 100 Superintendent Skelly .................. 150 The Gang of 4 .................................. * Edna Farmer ................................ 100 Terri Lobdell................................. 250 Marilyn Sutorius ........................... 300 Sallie Tasto.................................. 125 Paul Resnick................................ 125 Sandy Sloan ................................ 100 The Barnea-Smith Family .................. * Barbara Zimmer ............................... * Gary Fazzino .................................... * Karen Ross ................................. 100 Shirley Sneath Kelley ................... 100

Foundations, Businesses & Organizations Machiah Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund ................................ 100 Palo Alto Business Park ............ 1,000 United Methodist Women, First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto . 1,250 Bleibler Properties ....................... 500 Rathmann Family Foundation ............ * Carl King Mayfield Mortgage ......... 250 Harrell Remodeling .......................... * Attorney Susan Dondershine ........ 300 Communications & Power Industries LLC ........................... 500 No Limit Drag Racing Team ............. 25 Packard Foundation ................ 25,000 Hewlett Foundation ................. 25,000 Arrillaga Foundation ................ 20,000 Peery Foundation .................... 20,000 The Milk Pail Market......................... * Alta Mesa Improvement Company ............................... 1,200 Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run 39,894

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hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a generally held perception that the Peninsula dining scene is dead. But a walk through downtown Palo Alto on any given day at dining hours will tell you otherwise. On hot summer nights, hordes of people stand in a blocks-long line for close to an hour to eat ice cream sandwiches. Throughout the year, hungry diners put their name on a waitlist at an Israeli hummus shop owned by a local tech entrepreneur. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nearly impossible to get a reservation at 18-year-old Greek classic Evvia, unless itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made plenty in advance or diners are willing to eat after 9 p.m. Parking is notoriously difficult. Palo Alto is undergoing a dining renaissance of sorts, with a host of niche, casual restaurants leading the way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an evolution,â&#x20AC;? local restaurant consultant Frank Klein said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A base has been built, and now people are understanding that other (restaurants) can be successful.â&#x20AC;? That base remains, with some longstanding restaurants like Evvia still holding their own amidst all the change. But newcomers to the scene indicate a move away from the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s higher-end roots and toward casual eateries that fill a specific dining need in Palo Alto. Take Orenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hummus Shop, an Israeli restaurant that opened at 261 University Ave. about three years ago. The small, 45-seat eatery is consistently full, with people waiting in line outside on almost any given night â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not just weekends

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to rip homemade pita and dip it in hummus made from garbanzo beans imported straight from Israel. Orenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also does an enormous amount of take-out business, so much that the ownership is plotting a new location in Mountain View with a dedicated register and area for take-out customers.

ing in the overall dining experience: a fun, light, airy environment; a communal experience; really good food, healthy food; quality service â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all at a pretty reasonable price,â&#x20AC;? Cohen said. Orenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is part of what Cohen sees as an overall trend in the dining world away from the high-end,

cisco and the South Bay â&#x20AC;&#x201D; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the future, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You look at niche places like CREAM â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in the summertime thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 80 people standing in line for an ice cream sandwich. If you told a kid from Philadelphia thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how it was going to be, he would have never believed you.

"EJOJOHSFOBJTTBODF Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dining scene reveals a new guard of restaurant concepts by Elena Kadvany Oren Debronsky, an Israeli-born technology entrepreneur, opened the restaurant in 2011 with his wife and another couple, David and Mistie Cohen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The short of it is there was really no good hummus, falafel, Israeli food,â&#x20AC;? said David Cohen, the restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive chef. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And being the entrepreneur and outgoing guy who solves problems, Oren basically said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Well, if it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exist, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to make it.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? So he did. Orenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concept isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rocket science â&#x20AC;&#x201D; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basically Israeli street food done well, at reasonable prices and with good service â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but it hit a hard-to-find sweet spot in the current Palo Alto dining scene. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have what people are want-

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white tablecloths of Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I remember when Spago was here and Zibibbo was three times as big and there was that whole trend going on,â&#x20AC;? Cohen said, referencing celebrity chef Wolfgang Puckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s American restaurant, Spago, and Zibibbo, an upscale Mediterranean restaurant still operating on Kipling Street. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was that higher level of dining ... and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of tapered off, following a general trend of dining.â&#x20AC;? Though Cohen himself comes from the fine-dining world â&#x20AC;&#x201D; he got his start in Philadelphia, went on to receive a culinary degree from renowned European cooking school Le Cordon Bleu and spent years chefing in Napa, San Fran-

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it really epitomizes, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll boldly say, the direction of American dining.â&#x20AC;? Mario Ortega, who has been Evviaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chef for more than seven years and before that worked at San Francisco sister restaurant Kokkari, agrees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big opportunity for that middle-ground type place to do well here,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily have to be an Evvia or Tamarine or Reposado.â&#x20AC;? But, he added, just any restaurant wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just do whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already here. ... Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still (about) putting together a package for people to draw (them) in.â&#x20AC;? Cohen sees other Palo Alto restaurants as heading in the same

direction of the quick, casual, health-driven concept that are successfully luring in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diners. He referenced LYFE Kitchen, the informal, health-centric restaurant on Hamilton Avenue, and Umami Burger, the outpost of a very popular, upscale Los Angeles-based burger chain that couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t contrast more with local burger establishments like Kirkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steakburgers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to see these concepts get bigger and bigger,â&#x20AC;? Cohen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to â&#x20AC;&#x201D; we hope, LYFE hopes, Umami Burger hopes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; reshape some of American dining. And bring that quick, casual, healthy idea for the first time into the mainstream.â&#x20AC;? Though it seems simple, not everyone can make it work. Blocks away from Orenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is 185 University Ave., which is now home to Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chowder House, the second location of a Half Moon Bay seafood restaurant. Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opened in November of last year under the same ownership as the spaceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s previous tenant: Campo Pizzeria, a sort of farm-to-table Italian restaurant with pizza, pasta, small plates and the like cooked by well-established San Francisco chef Sean Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien. Campo closed after less than nine months in business. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As much as we love Campo, there are eight Italian restaurants and 10 pizzerias in contiguous downtown Palo Alto, and there arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t any seafood restaurants like Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s,â&#x20AC;? a goodbye note on Campoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website read when it closed last September. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So we thought it was

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Above left: The new Delfina Pizzeria is currently under construction at the former site of Empire Tap Room on Emerson Street in Palo Alto. Left: Restaurateur Bruce Schmidt stands outside 185 University Ave., where his restaurant, Lavanda, used to operate. Above: Pedestrians pass by diners at Gyros Gyros Restaurant on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto in 2012.

time, and we think this is the perfect spot.â&#x20AC;? Owner Julie Shenkman said it was the pressure to open another Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that drove the decision to close Campo but acknowledged that the restaurant concept might not have been different enough to make it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew there were other Italian restaurants in the neighborhood, but in a year, from when we first opened Campo to when we opened Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, the dining scene did change,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of new restaurants (were) opening and in a similar vein, to the point where it did get to be a crowded market for that type of concept.â&#x20AC;? 185 University also reportedly has the highest restaurant rent in downtown Palo Alto at $32,000 per month. Rents are an increasingly significant force within the Palo Alto dining scene, many within the industry say. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was rumored that Campo was paying between $30,000 to $35,000 (per month),â&#x20AC;? said local restaurant consultant Klein, who also owns Asian Box in Town & Country Village. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was what the space was offered to me at. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just astronomical. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s astronomical. You need to do $5 million a year to make that economically viable.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the most challenged guy on the street,â&#x20AC;? said longtime Silicon Valley restaurateur Bruce Schmidt of lessee Paul Shenkman. Schmidt knows what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like to be that guy. He opened Lavanda, an upscale Mediterranean-Croatian restaurant, at 185 University in 2002. He, too, entered the market with the goal of filling a gap in the downtown dining scene, and did so for 10 years until his lease came up and he couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t re-negotiate, he said. This is a common, cyclical pattern in Palo Alto. As years-long

leases expire, waves of restaurants come and go. High rents can make or break a restaurant concept in Palo Alto, said Klein, who has consulted on restaurants from MacArthur Park and Junnoon in Palo Alto to Cliff House and Original Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in San Francisco. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;OK, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m opening up now and I feel good about now.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; You have to say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What are the economics?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Not just your business, but what are the costs of your operation in years one, two and three? I imagine itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a hell of a lot more than people are expecting. And so if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re paying rents â&#x20AC;&#x201D; high rents â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re paying more to operate, that can be a death note, even for a good concept in Palo Alto.â&#x20AC;? Klein used Mantra, an upscale California-Indian restaurant on Emerson Street he consulted for, as an example. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mantra was successful. It was good food, and they were doing good economics. I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t disclose what they were doing here but they were doing good, good money. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just the economics didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make sense for what Ashwani (the owner) wanted to put into it.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were very successful as a restaurant, but it was tough as a business,â&#x20AC;? said Mantra owner Ashwani Dhawan, citing not only rent but also labor and the cost of food as challenging. (Tellingly, Dhawan decided to forego the risk of running a niche, fine dining establishment for a mainstream concept, opening SliderBar Cafe on University as his next venture.) Signing on to pay high rents, on top of all the other costs of sustaining a business in an already challenging industry, is a significant financial investment â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and a risk, especially for independent opera-

tors making their first go at a restaurant. Evviaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ortega said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to open a restaurant of his own, but high rents and other costs deter him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You really have to play it safe,â&#x20AC;? Schmidt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be as experimental as maybe they are in Oakland.â&#x20AC;? (In recent years, many Bay Area chefs have migrated to Oakland as a place to develop and expand without brutally high rents.) But for well-established restaurant groups with the capital, infrastructure and manpower to do it, opening a restaurant in Palo Alto is a no-brainer. And many are doing it. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tacolicious, the small, upscale taqueria empire based in San Francisco. The Tacolicious restaurant group, owned by Joe Hargrave, made its first jump outside of San Francisco to the former site of Mantra on Emerson Street last year, spending $500,000 for construction alone, plus new furniture, supplies and all the trimmings a new restaurant needs. Across the street from Tacolicious is the space that housed Palo Alto icon Empire Tap Room for two decades but is now being transformed into San Francisco favorite Delfina Pizzeria. When the restaurant closed earlier this year, the space was quickly snatched up by Craig Stoll, a James Beard awardwinning chef who owns four Italian restaurants in San Francisco. Many hail the impending arrival of Stollâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Delfina Pizzeria â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a standout even in the much more competitive San Francisco food scene â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as a major sign that increasingly, Palo Alto is a place to be â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and eat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we decided to expand, Palo Alto was our first choice of places,â&#x20AC;? Stoll said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Outside of San Francisco, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the more densely populated areas with a really great, well-traveled, sophisticated dining public who is really diverse

as well, from tech to professors and families. ... Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the public most similar to people in San Francisco who already appreciate the food we cook.â&#x20AC;?

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he expansion of San Francisco restaurants like Tacolicious and Delfina to Palo Alto inevitably invites comparison between the two citiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dining scenes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From my point of view, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a lot lacking in terms of restaurants (in Palo Alto),â&#x20AC;? said Howie Bulka, who owns Howieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Artisan Pizza in Town & Country Village and previously ran upscale FrenchAmerican restaurant Marche in Menlo Park. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we really want to go on a food safari or we really want to entertain people or do an upscale dinner, we still eat in the City. And our best eating experiences are still in San Francisco.â&#x20AC;? Why is that? Simply put, San Francisco has many things that Palo Alto doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t: a longstanding tradition of fine dining and cuttingedge chefs, urban (versus suburban) demographics, a wider labor pool, a booming bar and cocktail scene and a strong tourism industry. All those elements make for a steady stream of eaters and drinkers all over the City, Bulka said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I go to San Francisco, we walk out the door of a restaurant at 10 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a whole â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nother crowd walking in,â&#x20AC;? Bulka said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The bars are just getting started. In restaurant vernacular, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a third seating. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a $3,000 Friday night bar tab. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think that exists here. Even downtown Palo Alto pretty much rolls up the carpets at 8:30, 9 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock. And with us, Friday and Saturday night we have a long wait list, but by 9 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all over.â&#x20AC;? Palo Alto restaurants draw business from the many families in the area as well as the university, which

means theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re dependent on those demographicsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; schedules, Bulka said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a homogenous demographic or not, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fairly homogenous eating pattern (in Palo Alto). So they go on vacation at the same time. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eat out after 9 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock. They generally have kids in the car when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going out mid-week. ... Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s down months and up months because of school schedules, things like that. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to run a tight-margin cash business on that basis.â&#x20AC;? The influx of San Francisco restaurateurs trying to bring a piece of the City to Palo Alto diners, though on the rise right now, is not a completely new trend. In the 1990s, many notable San Francisco chefs and restaurateurs expanded south. Renowned chef Jeremiah Tower opened an outpost of his San Francisco restaurant, Stars, on Lytton Avenue in 1995. When Stars didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it, investors brought in Puck to run a new restaurant, Spago, in the same space. Zibibbo also opened in the late 1990s as a sister restaurant to San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant LuLu. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We went to open Zibibbo because Palo Alto was like the next fashion â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the next fruitful territory where we could open a similar restaurant,â&#x20AC;? said Tacolicious owner Hargrave, who worked at Restaurant LuLu at the time. Though many have tried, both then and now, it seems that no restaurateur can fully replicate the San Francisco dining experience in Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to do is theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to save you the trip,â&#x20AC;? said restaurateur Schmidt, referencing Delfina Pizzeria as well as Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chowder House, which is in Half Moon Bay. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the same, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tell you why. When you go up to the City, you get the whole package. When you go to Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the coast, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got ot­VÂ&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x2022;i`Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;ÂŤ>}iĂ&#x160;Ă&#x201C;Ă&#x2021;)

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ome descriptions of Town & Country Village of the past might seem unimaginable to anyone who frequents the boutique Palo Alto shopping center today. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It looked like a tombstone,â&#x20AC;? said Howie Bulka, owner of Howieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Artisan Pizza, which opened at the shopping center in 2009. Tim Stannard â&#x20AC;&#x201D; founding partner of Bacchus Management Group, which operates Mayfield Bakery & CafĂŠ â&#x20AC;&#x201D; said he had to work to convince potential business partners that the â&#x20AC;&#x153;sleepyâ&#x20AC;? shopping center was an investment worth making. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what you see here, Stannard.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? he recalled. He saw a prime piece of real estate â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a property with ample parking on the corner of two major arteries in Palo Alto (El Camino Real and Embarcadero Road), across from a high school and a major university â&#x20AC;&#x201D; where business owners like himself could sow the seeds for a higher-quality dining-and-retail destination. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believed there was a pentup demand and a sophisticated, knowledgeable consumer that was looking for offerings,â&#x20AC;? Stannard said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The supply wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t meeting the demand. Even though the shopping center was sleepy, we had a sense that if we build it, they will come.â&#x20AC;? And they did. Town & Country â&#x20AC;&#x201D; now home to Mayfield, Howieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Calafia Cafe, Asian Box, Gottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roadside, Luluâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Karaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cupcakes, Tin Pot Creamery and more â&#x20AC;&#x201D; has become an epicenter of dining in Palo Alto.

Alfonso Gonzalez, right, a server at Mayfield Bakery and CafĂŠ, walks past diners during the lunchtime rush on Dec. 16.

Each of Town & Countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s food tenants offers something unique to the shopping center, and in their own ways, epitomize the growing trends that define the Bay Area dining scene today. Howieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Artisan Pizza opened before the phenomenon of artisan pizza had fully infiltrated the Peninsula. Former Google chef Charlie Ayers brought Calafia CafĂŠ with the slogan â&#x20AC;&#x153;slow food served fast.â&#x20AC;? (The slow food movement began in the 1980s and is founded upon the ideal of always using locally sourced, sustainable ingredients.) Asian Box, a small chain run by restaurant consultant Frank Klein, has a similar tag line: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Real food. Fast.â&#x20AC;? Diners can customize boxes of made-to-order combinations of meat, rice, vegetables, sauces and the like (all with an Asian influence). At Mayfield, each menu states at the bottom: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The following farmers made this meal possible.â&#x20AC;? Before the restaurant even opened, Stannard had already built his own 5-acre organic farm in Woodside to directly supply his restaurants with local pro-

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duce. The restaurant, serving California cuisine, bakes its own bread and roasts its own coffee. Mayfield also recognized a hole in the Palo Alto dining scene by adding an artisan cocktail menu this winter. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also Tavaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Indian Kitchen and Mexican eatery Luluâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, which is owned by a local family. Perhaps the biggest newcomer is Gottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roadside, the St. Helena-born gourmet burger spot that opened last fall. Beyond restaurants, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also Tin Pot Creamery, a Palo Alto homegrown small-batch ice cream shop run by a former Facebook pastry chef, and Karaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cupcakes, a Bay Area chain. Though all the new blood is exciting for many, the evolution of Town & Country highlights a divide between old and new Palo Alto. Many Town & Country tenants who were years-, some even decades-long local favorites, have not outlasted the evolution. There was the Cook Book, a homey breakfast-and-lunch restaurant so beloved by the com-

munity that when it was suddenly evicted in 2005 after 25 years of operation, community members created the website www.savethecookbook.com, promised thousands of dollars to help owner James Kim relocate and wrote letters to owner Ellis Partners saying they planned to boycott the entire shopping center. Lindsey Hiken, owner of Village Cheese House, said that the community uproar over losing the Cook Book helped the Cheese House, another old-fashioned community staple thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been at the shopping center since 1959, ride the wave of change after Town & Country was sold to Ellis Partners in 2004. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It kind of set off this â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh, whoops,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? said Hiken, who bought the deli from the original owners in 2007. Ellis Partners offered to foot the bill for a remodel of the space that Hiken said she knew was necessary, along with a revamped business plan, to compete and survive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We used to just not really have competition because youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d want lunch and (if) you were near here, you could go to Douce France or us or Kirkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. There werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that many options. ... Now thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mexican food, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Asian food, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s everything. The downside of that is that I have competition and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just be a funky old deli with grouchy people working in it and survive in this climate.â&#x20AC;? Some restaurants that weathered the initial storm of change after Ellis Partners took over eventually didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it. In August 2012, popular lunch spot Korean BBQ shuttered after operat-

ing on a month-to-month lease for years. The small, family-owned restaurant with older style opentop glass counter with trays of food couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be more different from trendy Asian Box, which opened directly across the street five months before Korean BBQ closed. Hobeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s California Restaurants, a local chain, also moved out in January of this year, making room for Gottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roadside. Kirkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steakburgers, a Palo Alto mainstay for more than 60 years, and Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seafood, operating in the city since the 1990s, have persisted amidst the change around them. Some existing tenants said they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newcomers. For the first 50 years at the Cheese House â&#x20AC;&#x201D; tucked in the back corner of the shopping center â&#x20AC;&#x201D; there were few people passing by and generating business, Hiken said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re probably in the least visible location in the mall, so I do appreciate the foot traffic.â&#x20AC;? But rent continues to increase every year and competition gets more fierce as new tenants move in. Belcampo Meat Co., a farm-totable meat market and restaurant whose offerings include meats and sandwiches, will be opening up one door down from the Cheese House sometime this spring. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our rent does go up every year and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re putting in competition, like direct competition. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely not a shoe-in that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just going to be able to make it,â&#x20AC;? Hiken said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some days it feels like the foot traffic outweighs the competition, and some days, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t.â&#x20AC;? N

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ters frolicking in the kelp. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to get that in Palo Alto.â&#x20AC;? However, for restaurateurs, there are some downsides to doing business in San Francisco, and Palo Alto can become an attractive alternative. â&#x20AC;&#x153;San Francisco has become the single most expensive city in the United States to own a restaurant,â&#x20AC;? said Tim Stannard, founding partner of Bacchus Management, which operates Mayfield Bakery

and CafĂŠ in Town & Country Village, The Village Pub in Woodside and Spruce in San Francisco, among others. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prohibitively expensive now.â&#x20AC;? San Francisco has the highest minimum wage in the nation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; $10.44 per hour â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as well as increasingly expensive real estate, on top of costs such as payroll taxes and expenses mandated by the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Board of Supervisors, Stannard said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that you will see more and more and more flight of restaurateurs away from San Francisco as long as San Francisco continues to

make the city more and more expensive,â&#x20AC;? he added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People like me will continue to look to communities like the Peninsula that have everything we need.â&#x20AC;? But does the Palo Alto dining scene itself have everything it needs? Many in the industry say there are still holes to be filled and much room for culinary innovation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I still think thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a couple things that are needed in Palo Alto that arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t being served, and those are small, chef-driven restaurants,â&#x20AC;? Klein said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where are the smaller Evvias? Where are the other Mayfields that are off University?â&#x20AC;? Bulka said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fond of the saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a whole lot of restaurants and nowhere to eat.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It still strikes me as bizarre how little proprietorship there is and how little really cutting-edge things and quality and most contemporary trends (there are),â&#x20AC;? he said. But perhaps itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this current dining renaissance, more than any previous time, during which those kind of restaurants will finally emerge â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and succeed â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in Palo Alto. N Editorial Assistant Elena Kadvany can be emailed at ekadvany@paweekly.com. About the cover: Manny Gonzalez, right, of Orenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hummus in Palo Alto, brings out food for diners during a busy lunch period on Dec. 16. Photo by Veronica Weber.

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the skills she had gained through many years of grade-school instruction, looked to Gandolfi â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a former child prodigy, in her words â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to reteach her the standard repertoire of Bach, FrĂŠdĂŠric Chopin and others. After mastering the works of such greats, they serendipitously began exploration into the work of African-American composers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I looked at the music and thought, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;This is fantastic,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Gandolfi said about music by William Grant Still, introduced to her by a colleague. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know this music before. I had seen the name, but I had never heard a note of his music.â&#x20AC;? Born in 1895, Still was the first black person to conduct a major symphony orchestra in the United States and the first to have an opera produced by a major company. He is known for writing more than 150 compositions, including ballets, chamber works and arrangements of spirituals. For a woman with Gandolfiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s musical background, the fact that she was not aware of any AfricanAmerican composers was astonishing to her. Starting at age 6, she studied music through grade school and received her bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in music from Cornell University. She went on to obtain her masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and doctorate from Stanford â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and had not played or heard music by one black composer. Prompted by Cordell, Gandolfi began assigning her students music by Still and other black musicians. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This started a discovery that actually there was a wealth of music by African-American composers that had somehow not at all been on my radar screen, had not been on the radar screen of any of my teachers, any of my fellow

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LaDoris Cordell, standing, and Menlo Park piano teacher Jodi Gandolfi practice before the African American Composers Initiative â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let Freedom Ringâ&#x20AC;? concert on Jan. 26. students,â&#x20AC;? Gandolfi remembered. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Time to look into this.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? That was in 2008. In January 2009, after being approached by the Palo Alto Art Center to do a concert, Gandolfi resolved to present Stillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music with the assistance of her students and vocalist Yolanda Rhodes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After that concert, I said to (Cordell), â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to continue this, and how about next time, all African-American composers?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?

Cordell suggested Eastside Prep as a potential location. The two have helped lead an annual benefit concert for the school ever since. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concert will feature a piece in recognition of Ruby Bridges, best known as the 6-yearold girl who integrated the school system in New Orleans in 1960. Inspired by her story, composer Valerie Capers will commemorate her achievements. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her experience is certainly worthy of being a full-length

musical drama ... covering all aspects of this story,â&#x20AC;? Capers said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I chose to pick out four select incidences that happened. Each tableau represents one particular thing that was an important part of the story.â&#x20AC;? Capers is a featured guest at these concerts every year. Educated at the New York Institute for the Education of the Blind and The Juilliard School of Music, she describes her tribute piece ­VÂ&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x2022;i`Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;iĂ?Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;ÂŤ>}iÂŽ

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as â&#x20AC;&#x153;dramatic,â&#x20AC;? pairing the musical accompaniment with visuals from Bridgesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; life and the jeering voices of her detractors as she entered school each day. Joshua McGhee wrote the second premiere, in tribute to Trayvon Martin. The piece, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elegy for a Childâ&#x20AC;? aims to focus not on â&#x20AC;&#x153;the tragedy of his death, but him being taken to heaven,â&#x20AC;? McGhee said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an emotion that comes through with sound,â&#x20AC;? the Fairfield, Calif., native said, explaining why he chose music as a medium for

his tribute. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Music is more powerful than words. Everyone has their own idea of what happened. One thing we can agree on is whether a piece is beautiful or not. Hopefully they get that though this.â&#x20AC;? A departure from the often â&#x20AC;&#x153;melancholic, depressingâ&#x20AC;? thoughts associated with Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death, McGheeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s piece conveys an â&#x20AC;&#x153;uplifting emotion,â&#x20AC;? he said. McGhee has created other works for past concerts after being discovered by Gandolfi at a church performance hosted by Cordell in Palo Alto while he was a student at San Jose State University.

Other works to be performed include compositions by bassist John Robinson, who accompanies Capers each year, arrangements of William Grant Still pieces and out-of-print music by Margaret Bonds and Florence Price. Bonds is most known for her collaborations with poet Langston Hughes, while Price is recognized as the first African-American female composer to have a symphonic composition performed by a major American symphony orchestra. Eastside Prepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s school choir will also perform, directed by music teacher David Chaidez. Each year, the students prepare

and perform a selection. In an age of popular music, their presence and participation in an event that introduces them to a rich music history is of the utmost concern to Cordell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The importance of young people hearing and performing this is that this music is about history, our history,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have found, sadly, that this generation doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know their history. This is one way to make sure they get it.â&#x20AC;? N Editorial Intern Treâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;vell Anderson can be emailed at tanderson@paweekly.com.

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All showtimes are for Friday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sunday only unless otherwise noted. For other times, reviews and trailers, go to PaloAltoOnline.com/movies.

12 Years A Slave (R) (((1/2 Century 16: 10 p.m.

Lost Horizon (1937) Stanford Theatre: 3:40 & 7:30 p.m.

American Hustle (R) ((( Century 16: 12:20, 3:40, 7:05 & 10:20 p.m. Century 20: 12:45, 3:55, 7:15 & 10:30 p.m.

Nebraska (R) ((( Aquarius Theatre: 3:30 6 & 8:30 p.m. The Nut Job (PG) (1/2 Century 16: 10:25 a.m., 3:05 & 7:45 p.m. In 3-D at 12:45, 5:25 & 10:05 p.m. Century 20: 10:40 a.m., 3:10 & 7:40 p.m. In 3-D at 12:55, 5:25 & 10 p.m.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (PG-13) ((1/2 Century 16: 10:30 a.m., 4:35 & 10:40 p.m. Century 20: 11:05 a.m., 2, 5, 7:55 & 10:45 p.m. August: Osage County (R) ((( Century 16: 10:35 a.m., 1:25, 4:20, 7:20 & 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 10:45 a.m., 1:35, 4:25, 7:20 & 10:15 p.m.

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (R) Century 20: 12:05, 2:20, 4:45, 7:10 & 9:40 p.m.

The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933) Stanford Theatre: 5:50 & 9:40 p.m.

The Past (PG-13) (((1/2 Aquarius Theatre: 1, 4, 7 & 9:55 p.m.

Devilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Due (R) Century 16: 10:30 a.m., 12:50, 3:15, 5:35, 8 & 10:25 p.m. Century 20: 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30 & 10 p.m.

Philomena (PG-13) ((( Guild Theatre: 1, 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (R) Century 20: Sun 2 p.m. Frozen (PG) Century 16: Fri 1:30 & 7 p.m. In 3-D at 10:45 a.m. & 4:15 p.m. Century 20: Fri 1:25 & 6:55 p.m. In 3-D at 10:50 a.m., 4:15 & 9:35 p.m. Gravity (PG-13) (((1/2 Century 20: 8 p.m. Her (R) (((( Century 20: 10:35 a.m., 1:30, 4:30, 7:25 & 10:20 p.m. Palo Alto Square: 1, 4, 7 & 10 p.m. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) (((( Century 16: 3:20 & 7 p.m. In 3-D at 11:40 a.m. & 10:35 p.m. Century 20: 11:30 a.m. & 6:35 p.m. In 3-D at 3:05 & 10:05 p.m. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) ((( Century 16: 1:20 & 7:25 p.m. Century 20: 12:35 p.m., 3:50, 7:05 & 10:20 p.m.

Ride Along (PG-13) Century 16: 11:15 a.m., 2, 4:45, 7:30 & 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 11:10 a.m., 12:25, 1:40, 2:55, 4:10, 5:25, 7, 8, 9:25 & 10:30 p.m. Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) (( Century 16: 12:55, 4, 7:10 & 10:05 p.m. Century 20: 10:40 a.m., 1:30, 4:25, 7:25 & 10:20 p.m.

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG) (1/2 Century 16: 11 a.m., 4:50 & 10:30 p.m. Sat 11 a.m., 4:50 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m., 1:55, 4:40, 7:35 & 10:15 p.m.

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Walking With Dinosaurs (PG) Century 20: 10:55 a.m. & 3:25 p.m. In 3-D at 1:10, 5:45 & 10:25 p.m.

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The Wolf of Wall Street (R) (((1/2 Century 16: 11:45 a.m., 3:50 & 7:55 p.m. Century 20: 12:10, 4 & 8:05 p.m.

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Inside Llewyn Davis (R) (((( Palo Alto Square: 1:45, 4:30, 7:15 & 9:50 p.m.

Century Cinema 16: 1500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View (800-326-3264)

The Invisible Woman (R) Century 16: 10:50 a.m., 1:40, 4:30, 7:15 & 10 p.m. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (PG-13) Century 16: 11:05 a.m., 1:55, 4:55, 7:50 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:55 a.m., 2:30, 5:05, 7:50 & 10:40 p.m.

Century 20 Downtown: 825 Middlefield Road, Redwood City (800-326-3264)

The Legend of Hercules (PG-13) Century 16: 1:50 & 9:55 p.m. In 3-D at 11:20 a.m., 4:25 & 7:25 p.m. Century 20: 12 & 10:35 p.m. In 3-D at 2:35, 5:15 & 8:05 p.m.

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Lone Survivor (R) ((1/2 Century 16: 10:40 a.m., 12:05, 1:35, 3, 4:35, 6:15, 7:35 9:15 & 10:35 p.m. Century 20: 12:40, 3:30, 6:30 & 9:25 p.m. In IMAX at 11:30 a.m., 2, 4:55, 7:50 & 10:45 p.m.

     

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(Cinema 16, Cinema 20) OK, so you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t plan ahead, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry. The new animated flick â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Nut Jobâ&#x20AC;? has squirreled away enough lame nut puns to get you through the winter. More than enough. Opening shortly after anyone who would want to see it has gone back to school, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Nut Jobâ&#x20AC;? feels for all the world as if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being dumped into the marketplace because, well, it had to come out sometime. And while itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not aggressively bad, the picture doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t distinguish itself in any way. Given the animation boom weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re living in, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably the kiss of death. Who will want to see â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Nut Jobâ&#x20AC;? when they could go to the screen next door and see â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frozenâ&#x20AC;?? That said, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no accounting for the taste of 7-year-olds, and this could well become their instant favorite movie ... until they see another one and forget this one ever existed. Set in the late â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;50s in the fictional town of Oakton, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Nut Jobâ&#x20AC;? concerns one Surly (sitcom star Will Arnett), a ruthless rodent self-described as â&#x20AC;&#x153;just a squirrel trying to get a nut.â&#x20AC;? For participating in a nutgathering incident gone disastrously wrong, Surly gets banished from the city park where a community of critters has been struggling mightily to save enough nuts to sustain them through winter. So Surly, trailed as ever by his dim-bulb buddy Buddy, faces the harsh world of city streets and alleyways and storefronts, but lo! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a nut store! Sweet providence! And a chance for Surly to

redeem himself, if he chooses to play nice with those whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve rejected him. Playing peacemaker is Katherine Heiglâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Andie, but Liam Neesonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tin-pot tyrant Raccoon proves, yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;know, a tough nut to crack. Meanwhile, a human drama â&#x20AC;&#x201D; actually, a human noir â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is playing out among the denizens of the nut store: crooks using the shop as cover to plan and execute a bank heist. This would seem to be enough material for an 86-minute movie, but before long, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s apparent that the screenwriters have enough to sustain interest for about half that length. It should come as no surprise, then, that the rubbery â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Nut Jobâ&#x20AC;? has been expanded from director Peter Lepeniotisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2005 short film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Surly Squirrel.â&#x20AC;? Like many rodents, the plot runs in circles, covering over and over again the same ground of whether or not characters can be trusted or redeemed until finally delivering the (obvious) answers. During all that storyline stalling, one can enjoy the decent animation (offered up in 3-D) that specializes in facial expressiveness. But, with the exception of the storyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inciting event, the action is pretty dull, and the comedy, despite striving at times for a Looney Tunes vibe, lacks creative energy. But if you go, go armed with the knowledge that this is a Canadian-Korean production. That way, you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be thrown for a loop by the bizarrely out-ofleft-field animated cameo, in the closing credits, by Korean pop star Psy, who parties like itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012. Rated PG for mild action and rude humor. One hour, 26 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Peter Canavese

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Los Altos United Methodist Church 655 Magdalena (at Foothill), Los Altos Free reception at intermission

NOV 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MAR 16 museum.stanford.edu FLESH AND METAL: BODY AND MACHINE IN EARLY 20TH-CENTURY ART IS JOINTLY ORGANIZED BY THE CANTOR ARTS CENTER AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY AND THE SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. FERNAND LĂ&#x2030;GER, DEUX FEMMES SUR FOND BLEU (TWO WOMEN ON A BLUE BACKGROUND), 1927; SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, FRACTIONAL GIFT OF HELEN AND CHARLES SCHWAB; Š ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/ADAGP, PARIS; PHOTO: BEN BLACKWELL.

CITY OF PALO ALTO NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Palo Alto City Council will hold a public hearing at the regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. or as near thereafter as possible, in the Council Chambers, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, to consider Approval of the Record of Land Use Action for a Site and Design Application and Adoption of a Park Improvement Ordinance for the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course ReconďŹ guration Project, Adoption of a Resolution Certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report and Adopting a Statement of Overriding Considerations for the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course ReconďŹ guration and Baylands Athletic Center Expansion Project, and Review of the Status of the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course ReconďŹ guration Project, Capital Improvement Program Project PG-13003, Located at 1875 Embarcadero Road.

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Avenidas presents its 3rd Annual Financial Conference

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KEY TO A SWEETHEARTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HEART ... Yannette Fichou Edwards will offer a no-stress five-star dinner, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Valentines Day Menu for Your Sweetheartâ&#x20AC;? on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Palo Alto High School, Room 103, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Menu includes Crab Cakes with a red coulis sauce, Filet Mignon with peppercorn and cognac sauce, Potatoes Parisienne, Warm Chocolate Molten Cakes and Raspberry Sauce. Cost is $60, which includes demonstration, participation and sampling. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org

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The Davidson family found Sean Smith through the Eichler Network to do the wiring in their recently updated kitchen.

Architecturally modern homes require electrical improvements by Kimberlee Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ardenne

THE ORCHID GAMES! ... The Peninsula Orchid Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual show and sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, and Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City. The show will include seminars and demonstrations. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors or children 12-16, accompanied children under 12 free ($1 more for both days). Information: http://penorchidsoc. org

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Most homes built more than 50 years ago donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t meet todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s electrical requirements; Eichlers present greater challenges in hiding the wiring, given their lack of attic or crawl space.

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in a 50-year-old kitchen, todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchens have dishwashers, powerful stove hoods, microwaves and many other countertop appliances that run on electricity. Eichler homes, built throughout California for approximately 25 years starting in the early 1950s, are known for being among the most challenging older homes for electrical upgrades. Inside, Eichlers are not very different from other homes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; modern and old â&#x20AC;&#x201D; because the interior walls are standard 2-inch by 4-inch framed lumber, except these are covered with wood paneling instead of Sheetrock, Smith said. What separates Eichlers from other older homes are the logistics required to get electrical wires inside the home. Eichler homes are named after Joseph Eichler, a developer who oversaw the design and building of entire neighborhoods. The homes were designed in the style of midcentury modern architecture, with simple lines, open floor plans and exterior walls with many floor-toceiling windows and large glass sliding doors. Certain aspects of the simple and clean Eichler design make performing electrical work more laborious than other older homes. Eichlers have no attics or crawl space; the

underside of the roof is the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ceiling. The homes also have a concrete slab foundation that includes embedded radiant-heating elements. Some original wires lay directly underneath the roof and some run through metal pipes, called electrical conduits, beneath the concrete

ing,â&#x20AC;? Smith said, to facilitate work being completed on schedule. Smith added that in spite of the added time and effort required of Eichlers, he enjoys working on the homes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like (Eichlers) because you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to go in an attic or into a crawl space,â&#x20AC;? he joked.

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slab, Smith said. One or two conduits supplied power to the kitchen while others powered the washing machine and dryer, Smith added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do not typically reuse any of that (original) conduit because most of the time the wires will not move in that old stuff,â&#x20AC;? Smith said of the subterranean conduits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most people do not want to (replace) their flooring and concrete (slab).â&#x20AC;? The radiant heating elements embedded in the concrete, Smith added, further complicate working with the conduits beneath the slab. Much of the electrical work on Eichlers is done via the roof. New electrical conduits can be secured on the roof, Smith said, and a small hole can be cut to bring wires inside the home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like to do my own (roof) patch-

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ... surprising how old (an Eichler home) is; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still modern by todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s standards,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. Cristina Davidson and her family live in Greenmeadow, one of Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original Eichler neighborhoods. Davidsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s husband bought their home, which was built in 1964, 10 years ago because he loved the modern aesthetic, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Living in an Eichler) feels like you are bringing the outside inside,â&#x20AC;? Davidson said. She also said that she loves the natural light the many windows bring into her home. The roof has been redone, all the electrical has been updated, Davidson said, and they recently completed a remodel of the original galley kitchen. Throughout all the renovation work done on their home, Davidson said she and her husband

have always aimed to maintain the original aesthetic of the home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never tried to make (our home) something itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We respect the beauty of this place and the way it was built,â&#x20AC;? she added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has its boundaries, but there is always a workaround. Especially if you have the right electrician.â&#x20AC;? Davidson and her husband hired Smith, who they found through the online community Eichler Network. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an Eichler expert,â&#x20AC;? Davidson said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and he whistles while he works. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just pleasant.â&#x20AC;? Both Smith and Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor run small businesses, and both said they value quality over quantity. Smith said he does not move from job to job as fast as he can. Instead, he said he designs the safest circuits possible for the home on which he is working. The electrical upgrades Smith performs on homes, he said, usually include circuit designs that surpass code requirements. Davidson added that having Smith do the electrical work on her home made the entire remodeling process seem easy.N

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Home & Real Estate HOME SALES Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. Information is recorded from deeds after the close of escrow and published within four to eight weeks.

Palo Alto

Atherton 48 Watkins Ave. J. Nakamura to Theil-Law Trust for $1,250,000 on 12/6/13

East Palo Alto 2351 Glen Way B. Jones to L. Nay for $337,500 on 12/6/13 1515 Ursula Way Jones Trust to J. & B. Molina for $430,000 on 12/3/13 1431 Arbor Ave. R. Schroer to M. & L. Liu for $2,310,000 on 12/20/13; previous sale 8/78, $147,000 331 Galli Court Y. & G. Watkins to Redden Trust for $2,400,000 on 12/24/13; previous sale 3/99, $860,000 186 N. San Antonio Road Bergeson Trust to Q. Li for $1,796,000 on 12/23/13

Menlo Park 3501 Middlefield Road J. Koehne to T. & C. Aquino for $749,000 on 12/6/13; previous sale 1/08, $650,000 300 Sand Hill Circle #201 N. & M. Knoblauch to A. & B. Heuschkel for $1,200,000 on 12/6/13; previous sale 8/93, $445,000

Mountain View

2466 W. Bayshore Road #1 Y. Li to A. & C. Kao for $565,000 on 12/24/13; previous sale 2/08, $470,000 864 Embarcadero Road Scott Trust to Choi Trust for $1,520,000 on 12/24/13

Redwood City

Los Altos

1755 Ednamary Way #2 D. Mead to L. Parramore for $700,000 on 12/20/13; previous sale 6/07, $598,000 500 W. Middlefield Road #186 Federal Home Loan Mortgage to

G. Hu for $375,000 on 12/24/13; previous sale 6/05, $363,000 221 Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;keefe Way K. Woo to Y. Shin for $799,000 on 12/24/13; previous sale 6/09, $594,000 1029 Rose Ave. P. & S. Fast to J. Zhao for $1,850,000 on 12/23/13; previous sale 7/09, $1,100,000

700 Baltic Circle #708 J. & K. Moy to H. Deng for $757,000 on 12/4/13; previous sale 1/09, $571,000 445 Bark Drive Bowen Trust to X. Nie for $822,500 on 12/4/13; previous sale 4/87, $218,000 461 Cork Harbour Circle #F M. Goyal to S. & D. Cruzen for $635,000 on 12/6/13; previous sale 8/09, $520,000 616 Dory Lane Desalles Trust to D. Fafoutis for $1,150,000 on 12/5/13; previous sale 6/86, $250,000 698 Emerald Hill Road Saddi Trust to Eufinger-Caputo Trust for $1,530,000 on 12/5/13; previous sale 11/04, $1,289,000 1576 Fernside St. Matlack Trust to M. Phillips for $1,525,000 on 12/6/13; previous sale 1/94, $300,000 761 Mediterranean Lane Mok Trust to Light Limited for $1,065,000 on 12/5/13; previous sale 10/05, $1,010,000 1515 Oak Ave. R. Broom to A. Banerjee for $996,000 on 12/5/13; previous sale 3/84, $115,000 623 Oak Ave. #625 N. Gann to B. Walan for $600,000 on

SALES AT A GLANCE Atherton

Mountain View

Total sales reported: 1 Lowest sales price: $1,250,000 Highest sales price: $1,250,000

Total sales reported: 4 Lowest sales price: $375,000 Highest sales price: $1,850,000

East Palo Alto

Palo Alto

Total sales reported: 2 Lowest sales price: $337,500 Highest sales price: $430,000

Total sales reported: 2 Lowest sales price: $565,000 Highest sales price: $1,520,000

Los Altos

Redwood City

Total sales reported: 3 Lowest sales price: $1,796,000 Highest sales price: $2,400,000

Total sales reported: 14 Lowest sales price: $600,000 Highest sales price: $1,550,000

Menlo Park

Woodside

Total sales reported: 2 Lowest sales price: $749,000 Highest sales price: $1,200,000

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12/3/13; previous sale 6/96, $215,000 630 Oak Ridge Drive M. & W. Tong to J. Rosenthal for $915,000 on 12/5/13 220 Redwood Ave. Robinson Trust to Jones Trust for $700,000 on 12/5/13; previous sale 9/05, $834,500 830 Shepard Way G. & L. Hunt to F. & M. Foley for $1,550,000 on 12/6/13; previous sale 10/08, $927,000 575 Shoal Circle Stults Trust to G. Ritschy for $735,000 on 12/6/13; previous sale 4/07, $683,000 1260 West Selby Lane Katsamakis Trust to Z. Irani for $900,000 on 12/4/13

Woodside 4 Quail Meadow Drive Gif-

ford Trust to Disney Trust for $7,500,000 on 12/4/13; previous sale 11/11, $7,500,000 2154 Stockbridge Ave. Burnette Trust to T. & L. Louie for $3,120,000 on 12/3/13; previous sale 4/97, $1,161,000 120 Summerhill Lane R. Sick to Isca Assets 26 for $2,330,000 on 12/6/13

BUILDING PERMITS Palo Alto 3851 Nathan Way remodel kitchen, three bathrooms, reroof, $50,235 2576 Middlefield Road change from two to one tankless water heater, $n/a 876 La Para Ave. install electricvehicle charging station, $n/a 4173 El Camino Real, Unit 23

remodel kitchen, $16,000 1111 Alma St. add window in master bedroom, new rear deck, relocate heating unit, $n/a 1037 Greenwood Ave. remodel kitchen, convert laundry, replace slider windows with two fixed and one double-hung window, $69,000 4062 Second St. re-roof, $n/a 2397 Webster St. re-roof, $16,000 4237 Park Blvd. replace sewer pipe in front yard, $n/a 2443 Emerson St.re-roof, $13,500 3085 Alexis Drive add trellis at front of house adjacent to new entry porch, $n/a 962 Addison Ave. re-roof, $9,850 300 Hamilton Ave. install nonload-bearing wall, add waterline

for refrigerator, change glass door to slider, $2,500 941 Addison Ave. re-roof, $6,000 310 University Ave. Houzz: tenant improvement, replace mechanical plenum above T-bar, create new soffits, $3,500 1638 Castilleja Ave. install electric vehicle charging station, $n/a 1752 Emerson St. remodel bathroom, $5,500 2401 El Camino Real Citibank: install three illuminated wall signs and one monument sign, $n/a 965 Webster St. repair balcony and stair landing, $12,500 2450 W. Bayshore Road, Unit 1 remodel kitchen, $11,000 774 Bryant St. remodel master bathroom, hall bathroom, $24,000 4126 Thain Way replace glass in four windows, replace three sliding doors, $8,620 3817 Corina Way remodel, add non-bearing wall and door to create a bedroom, $855 70 Kirby Place remodel pool, new pool cover, $24,000 2112 Cowper St. replace water main, $n/a 984 Loma Verde Ave. re-roof, $22,000 568 Tennyson Ave. re-roof, $3,420 436 Palo Alto Ave. remodel kitchen, $20,000 4111 Donald Drive re-roof, $8,000 4186 Willmar Drive re-roof, $15,000 945 Colorado Ave. re-roof, $17,000 301 Bryant St. re-roof, $17,500 350 College Ave. replace tub with walk-in tub, $n/a 800 High St. Unit 418 replace drywall due to leak damage, $3,319 4085 Park Blvd. convert closet to bathroom, $4,000

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250 Atherton Avenue, Atherton

5 Betty Lane, Atherton

$58,000,000

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$22,800,000

Listing Provided by: Dana Cappiello, Lic.#01343305

Listing Provided by: David Kelsey, Tom Dallas, Lic.#01242399, 00709019,

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19 Prado Secoya, Atherton

24680 Prospect Avenue, Los Altos Hills

25525 Bledsoe Court, Los Altos Hills

$14,450,000

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$9,995,000

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25 Oakhill Drive, Woodside

10800 Magdalena, Los Altos Hills

13195 Glenshire Drive, Truckee

$8,250,000

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Listing Provided by: Dana Cappiello, Lic.#01343305

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187 Atherton Avenue, Atherton

12733 Dianne Drive, Los Altos Hills

451 Portola Road, Portola Valley

$6,895,000

$6,398,000

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Listing Provided by: David Kelsey, Tom Dallas and Sophie Tsang, Lic.#01242399, 00709019, 01399145

Listing Provided by: Greg Goumas, Lic.#01878208

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12861 Alta Tierra Road, Los Altos Hills

5721 Arboretum Drive, Los Altos

11656 Par Avenue, Los Altos

$4,688,800

$4,498,000

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3360 Kingsley Court, Pebble Beach

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$6,750,000

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$4,095,000

Listing Provided by:Dominic Nicoli, Lic.#01112681

Listing Provided by:Sharon Smith, Lic.#01780563

Listing Provided by:James Shin, Lic.#01358693

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18691 Vessing Road, Saratoga

$3,895,000

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Listing Provided by:Greg Goumas, Lic.#01878208

Listing Provided by:CJ Brasiel, Lic.#01509579

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Sold

28 Oak Creek Lane, San Carlos

Sold

2819 Eaton Ave, San Carlos

3 Massol Court, Los Gatos

$2,850,000

$2,807,500

$2,750,000

Listing Provided by:James Shin, Lic.#01358693

Listing Provided by:Greg Goumas, Lic.#01878208

Listing Provided by:Dominic Nicoli, Lic.#01449209

Sold

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1901 Buckeye Court, Pleasanton

19380 Bainter Ave, Los Gatos

$2,695,000

$2,650,000

$2,650,000

Listing Provided by:Cathy Jackson, Lic.#00816905

Listing Provided by:Young Jacob, Lic.#01274983

Listing Provided by:Rob Godar, Lic.#01356357

Sold

15231 Quito Road, Saratoga

Sold

Sold

721 Orange Avenue, Los Altos

4701 Hill Top View Place, San Jose

Casa Del Sol, Gilroy

$2,400,000

$2,250,000

$1,950,000

Listing Provided by:Dominic Nicoli & Irene Reed, Lic.#01112681 & 01879122

Listing Provided by:Linda Pond & Kevin Godden, Lic.#00827031 & 01838690

Listing Provided by:Grant, Griffith & Jones, Lic.#00890691

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San Mateo County By Appointment $4,998,000 Only Pristine Mountain Top Views 38 Acres with well, septic, electricity, phone and gated entry Jan Strohecker CalBRE #00620365 650.325.6161

Woodside $4,850,000 Luxurious Country Ambiance Character and quiet elegance. Extensive custom built-ins. 2BD/2BA guest house and pool. 3 BR/4 full BA + 2 half Scott Dancer CalBRE #00868362 650.851.2666

Atherton Sun 1 - 4 $2,788,000 73 Nora Way 4 BR/ 2.5 BA Gorgeous Remodeled One Story Home in West Atherton Keri Nicholas CalBRE #01198898 650.323.7751

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Portola Valley By Appointment $1,990,000 Only Unique opportunity to build your dream home in Blue Oaks! Tranquil setting with views. John Alexander CalBRE #00938234 650.323.7751

Palo Alto Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,800,000 3405 Bryant St Beautiful, updated Midtown expansion. Hardwood floors. Cathedral ceilings. 3 BR/1 BA Ken Morgan & Arlene Gault CalBRE #00877457 & 01242236 650.328.5211

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A second $50,000 thank you gift to local public education. I faced many challenges when I came to the USA. I know many people here in our communities are struggling to overcome hurdles. I am pledging $50,000 again this year to our local education foundation Partners in Education (PiE). You can double the value of your contribution through PiEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s challenge grant. A little over 30 years ago, I came alone to the United States as a student, after graduating with a degree in law from Fu Jen University in Taiwan. Expenses & restrictions on work were challenges that I had to overcome. Education (an MBA) helped provide the skills and credibility to successfully sell real estate. I believe that many of the struggling people in our communities will use education to open the doors to a better life. 6HOOLQJKRPHVLVDĂ&#x20AC;HUFHO\FRPSHWLWLYHEXVLQHVV6XFFHVVGHSHQGVXSRQVNLOO hard work & upon the thoughtful minds of the people in our communities. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m donating $50,000 again this year to help preserve the quality of Palo Alto schools for all students. My donation to PiE will help every student at the elementary, middle and high school level with support and enrichment opportunities offered at our public schools. Although Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve sold more homes in Palo Alto over the last 10 years than any other realtor and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m the top 2 agent nationwide at Keller Williams, $50,000 is a large amount of money to me. By helping fund education and encouraging donations to PiE, I want to help all families in our wonderful community.

Juliana Lee MBA / LLB A special ceremony will be held at 25 Churchill Avenue in Palo Alto at 11:00am on Tuesday, January 21st. All donations collected by January 31st will go towards a Challenge Matching Grant to help public education.

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IrinasProskinCare, located at 444 Kipling St., Palo Alto, CA 94301, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): IRINA AGUIRRE 36000 #67 Fremont Blvd. Fremont, CA 94536 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 01/03/14. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on January 3, 2014. (PAW Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 2014)

CRYSTAL GARDEN MASSAGE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 585690 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Crystal Garden Massage, located at 903 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94034, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): YI WU 1056 N. Abbott Ave. Milpitas, CA 95035 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on December 5, 2013. (PAW Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014)

OMNIREAL FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 586523 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: OMNIREAL, located at 4292-H, Wilkie Way, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): JUNFA FAN 4292-H, Wilkie Way Palo Alto, CA 94306 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on January 3, 2014. (PAW Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 2014)

PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION SERVICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 586272 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Professional Communication Services, located at 260 Sheridan Ave. #216, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: Married Couple. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): KAY F. MILLS 38 Birkdale Circle Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 HERBERT MILLS 38 Birkdale Circle Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 04/01/1991. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on December 24, 2013. (PAW Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014)

KAL FINANCIAL FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 586304 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Kal Financial, located at 555 College Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): OPES ADVISORS, INC. 555 College Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94306 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on December 26, 2013. (PAW Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 2014)

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ENDODONTIC HEALTH OF PALO ALTO FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 586287 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Endodontic Health of Palo Alto, located at 3525 Alma Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): TRI N. HUYNH DDS, PHD DENTAL CORPORATION 3525 Alma Street Palo Alto, CA 94306 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on December 24, 2013. (PAW Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014) M2M ANGEL FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 586139 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: M2M Angel, located at 3351 Alma St. Apt. 324, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): HAIHONG GAO 3351 Alma St. Apt. 324 Palo Alto, CA 94306 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on December 19, 2013. (PAW Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014) IRINASPROSKINCARE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 586542 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as:

LITTLE EXPLORERS ADVENTURES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 586677 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Little Explorers Adventures, located at 302 College Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): MARTINA ENTRIKEN 302 College Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94306 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 01/02/2014. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on January 8, 2014. (PAW Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 2014) THE HIGHER WAGES ALLIANCE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 586834 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: The Higher Wages Alliance, located at 555 Bryant Street, Suite 371, Palo Alto, CA 94301, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): ONE NATION/ONE CALIFORNIA 504 Hillcrest Drive Yreka, CA 96097 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on January 10, 2014. (PAW Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 2014) COUCH PROPERTIES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 586277 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Couch Properties, located at 560 Oxford Avenue #3, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the

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MLS DRAFT . . . Stanford menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer captain JJ Koval was selected ninth overall by the San Jose Earthquakes during Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MLS SuperDraft in Philadelphia. Koval is the 18th Stanford player to be selected in the MLS SuperDraft, which from 1996-99 was known as the College Draft, and the sixth first-round selection. Koval will join former Stanford standout Adam Jahn with the Earthquakes. Koval, a center midfielder and two-time All-Pac-12 selection, was one of the top midfielders in the nation in 2013 and drew wide praise from scouts and observers for his performance at the MLS Combine last weekend in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. His play and leadership was key in helping Stanford go 10-7-4 and reach the NCAA Tournament this season for the first time since 2009.

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Saturday Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball: Washington at Stanford, 8 p.m.; ESPNU; KNBR (1050 AM); KZSU (90.1 FM)

Monday Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball: Stanford at Arizona St., 4 p.m.; Pac-12 Networks; KZSU (90.1 FM)

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enlo School and Sacred Heart Prep may be neighbors, but their boys soccer teams arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t very neighborly. The Gators have won five straight West Bay Athletic League crowns and the Knights are simply tired of it. Thus, every time the rivals meet, there is something to defend and tear down. Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first of two showdowns between the two was no different. When Menlo senior John Strong kicked an impressive long-range goal to tie the score late in the match, Sacred Heart head coach Armando del Rio told his team to remain calm in the face of the Knightsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sudden momentum. The Gators responded to their coachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s instructions, as seniors Ricky Grau and Will Mishra scored late goals to close out a 3-1 road victory. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to make sure that our guys felt they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have everything to lose,â&#x20AC;? del Rio said of his calm sideline demeanor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We believed we were the better team. Our second half was not so dominant until they scored, and then we started to play with a sense of urgency. If we are able to play with a sense of urgency from the get go, I believe in this teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability.â&#x20AC;? ­VÂ&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x2022;i`Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;ÂŤ>}iĂ&#x160;xxÂŽ

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NATIONAL HONORS . . . Stanford gymnast Akash Modi and Cardinal swimmer David Nolan both received national recognition this week. Modi was named the College Gymnastics Association National Gymnast of the Week for his outstanding performance in the CardinalĂ­s season-opening victory at No. 7 California, as announced Thursday by the organization. Modi earned three individual titles in his collegiate debut, finishing first in the all-around (88.150), floor (15.350) and parallel bars (15.250). He also contributed big scores on vault (15.000), rings (14.650) and pommel horse (14.250). The freshman from Morganville, N.J., helped lead No. 3 Stanford to a 431.100-425.650 victory at No. 7 California. He was honored earlier this week as the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week. Stanford will see Cal again this weekend in its own home opener on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Burnham Pavilion. Nolan, meanwhile, led Stanford to a dual-meet win last week over Pacific and was named the Philip Hunsaker Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Division I Swimmer of the Week, as announced Wednesday by CollegeSwimming.com. Nolan had a hand in Stanfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 200 medley relay (1:30.29, 22.29 backstroke split) victory and went on to win the 200 free (1:37.00) and 50 free (20.69). Nolan also split an impressive 19.78 in the winning 200 free relay (1:23.33).

Huestis trims his hair, helps cut down WSU in a big way

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osh Huestis learned to refocus on the daily grind instead of allowing his mind to drift off to some point in the future. A haircut turned out pretty nice, too. Huestis and Anthony Brown, who looked like twins, each scored 15 points and the Cardinal pounded visiting Washington State, 80-48, on Wednesday night in Maples Pavilion for its largest margin of victory in a conference game in 12 years. Stanford (2-2, 11-5) now turns its focus to Washington, which visits Saturday for a Pac-12 Conference contest at 8 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are off to a great start and they have one of the best scorers in the conference,â&#x20AC;? Cardinal coach Johnny Dawkins said of the Huskies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like the extra day of preparation.â&#x20AC;? Dawkins also liked the way Huestis responded from his subpar performance last weekend during an 82-80 upset at Oregon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Josh was really good,â&#x20AC;? Dawkins said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If he plays like that I love that haircut. He was great on the boards and hit open shots. Cutting his hair gave him a new beginning. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a symbol of it.â&#x20AC;? Huestis knew he had to do something and quickly. Trimming off his Afro look seemed to be the perfect tonic. Whatever ailed Huestis in a fruitless game against Oregon on Sunday turned into a horn of plenty against the Cougars on Wednesday. Huestis, who has been growing out his hair since his sophomore season, missed all seven of his shot attempts in Stanfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s victory over the Ducks. He showed up to play against the Cougars, sporting a new hairstyle and hitting 7 of 10 shots overall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a decision I had to make,â&#x20AC;? Huestis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been struggling and decided this could be a new beginning. Cutting my hair was a signal to the team that I had a new mindset.â&#x20AC;? Huestis had been talking with his coaches and family about his recent struggles and realized thinking about the future added unnecessary pressure on himself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a senior I started thinking about where I might be after the season,â&#x20AC;? Huestis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I let that control me a little bit too much. My coaches and family made me understand that I have to take care of things game by game and where I end up will take care of ­VÂ&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x2022;i`Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2DC;iĂ?Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;ÂŤ>}iÂŽ

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NFL draft will leave big holes Yankey, Fleming, Reynolds all decide to give up final year of eligibility by Rick Eymer avid Yankey and Cameron Fleming have been helping the Stanford football team open holes in opposing defenses for a few years. By declaring for the 2014 NFL draft, two of the Cardinalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best offensive linemen have left a pair of holes to fill. Yankey, a consensus All-American, and Fleming are two of the three Stanford players with eligibility remaining who will forgo their final season for a chance to play professionally. Stanford safety Ed Reynolds is also throwing his name into the draft pool. The deadline for such actions was Wednesday. Linebacker A.J. Tarpley and defensive end Henry Anderson announced they will return to school to finish their eligibility. Yankey is the eighth unanimous All-American at Stanford, having been named to every major AllAmerica team at left guard in 2013. In 2012, he was a consensus selection at left tackle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I reached my decision following conversations with family and coaches, and am greatly looking forward to the next chapter in life,â&#x20AC;? Yankey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The decision was not easy. I have loved my time at Stanford and am a proud member of Nerd Nation. I am humbled at the prospect of joining a long list of Stanford alumni currently playing in the NFL.â&#x20AC;? The active list of NFL players from Stanford currently stands at 27, with several other Cardinal players set for the draft, including fellow All-Americans Trent Murphy, Shayne Skov and Tyler Gaffney. The Stanford offensive line, called for three holding calls all

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Stanford consensus All-American offensive lineman David Yankey is headed to the NFL after declaring for the draft. year, ranked seventh nationally for fewest tackles for loss allowed per game (4.14) and 11th nationally for fewest sacks allowed per game (1.14). Yankey and Fleming opened plenty of gaps for Gaffney to rush for over 100 yards in nine games. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to thank my coaches, teammates and the Stanford family for a spectacular four years at a wonderful university,â&#x20AC;? Fleming said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would also like to give special thanks to the professors in the aeronautics and astronautics department.â&#x20AC;? Fleming is on pace to graduate with a degree in aeronautics and astronautics this spring. Reynolds, an All-America, said he will re-enroll to Stanford for the spring quarter and return again during the offseason to complete work toward his degree in political science. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After much thought and discussion with my family and mentors, I have decided to enter the NFL Draft,â&#x20AC;? Reynolds said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would to thank the Stanford football family for putting me in this position and preparing me for the next level. A very special thanks to our coaching staff, support staff and my teammates for making the

memories of these past four years last a lifetime.â&#x20AC;? Reynolds was third among Stanford defenders in 2013 with 87 tackles, adding four breakups, five passes defended and one interception. He was a pivotal cog in a defensive unit that ranked third nationally in rushing defense (89.4 yards per game), seventh in tackles for loss (7.8 per game) and 16th in total defense (343.1 yards per game). As a junior in 2012, Reynolds had a team-high six interceptions, the most by a Stanford player since Jim Kaffenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seven in 1973. He had a school-record three interceptions returned for a touchdown and ranked first nationally with 301 interception return yards, one yard short of NCAA single-season record. Yankey is on track to graduate this spring with a degree in science, technology and society. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to thank everyone at Stanford for their unwavering support throughout my four years,â&#x20AC;? Yankey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coming here was an incredible opportunity and everyone on campus â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from professors and coaches to support staff and fans â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have demonstrated why this place is so special.â&#x20AC;? N

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four-match road trip, which also includes UC Santa Barbara on Saturday. Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tennis Stanford downed visiting Pacific, 6-1, Tuesday afternoon at Taube Family Tennis Stadium in the season opener for both teams. Stanford won the doubles point, clinching it at the top spot with John Morrissey and Maciek Romanowicz earning a 6-4 victory. Anthony Tsodikov, who compiled a team-best 8-3 record during the fall season, continued his strong play with a 6-2, 6-0 triumph at No. 6.

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With the victory, Sacred Heart Prep received some separation over Menlo in the WBAL standings, as the Gators improved to 3-0 in league (4-4-1 overall) and the Knights fell to 2-1 (4-3-1). The win also kept Sacred Heart Prep undefeated (9-0-2) against Menlo since the teams began playing each other in the WBAL in 2009. The two teams shared a cochampionship last season after they tied in the CCS Division III finals, an outcome that noticeably upset the Gators. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it would have been a rivalry game no matter what,â&#x20AC;? Grau said of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But, the tie in the CCS championship last year definitely fueled us for this game. It gave us a lot of drive to win.â&#x20AC;? Although the Gators lost 11 seniors from last seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s squad, the game-time experience that many of the Sacred Heart players received last season helped to handle the pressures of an intense rivalry game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is no question that the experience of even some of our younger players is huge,â&#x20AC;? del Rio said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we are under pressure, I think we have key guys that can step up to the plate until things calm down. I think it does come down to experience.â&#x20AC;? Menlo, meanwhile, graduated 10 and lost five other returning players, reportedly to soccer academies. The game started with Sacred Heart Prep striking first, as junior Philip Petrakian set up Isaac Polkinhorne, who headed in to give the Gators a 1-0 advantage 10 minutes into the contest. For the rest of the first half, Sacred Heart Prep did a good job controlling the ball, but was unable to score against a strong Menlo defensive line that was led by senior captain Justin Wang. Menlo had two free-kick opportunities just outside the box near the end of the first half, but Strong was unable to convert either into goals, kicking one directly at SHP senior keeper Hugo Sanchez, and the other right into the Gatorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; defensive wall in front of the goal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The boys were aware of the history we have with (Sacred Heart) and sometimes that gets into the kids heads. So I think we started a little flat,â&#x20AC;? Menlo second-year head coach Marc Kerrest said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At halftime, I told them that we needed to play harder and we had to play with some confidence. I think we did that in the second half.â&#x20AC;? Menlo finally got on the board with 21 minutes left in the game, as Strong, in his fourth year, connected on his long-range goal off a pass from sophomore Will Chisholm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having them tie us was obviously not something we wanted,â&#x20AC;? Polkinhorne said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But, anytime a team equalizes the game, it always gives me a little more fire. So I think it did actually benefit

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Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a logjam atop boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; WBAL hoops race Sacred Heart Prep, Menlo and Pinewood all share the lead; Pinewood, Eastside Prep girls close in on their showdown by Keith Peters he boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basketball race in the West Bay Athletic looks a little different than it did a year ago after the first three games of the season. For Menlo School, Sacred Heart Prep and Pinewood, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good thing. Last season, the Knights and Gators opened 2-1 while the Panthers were 0-3. Following Tuesday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games, all three squads are 3-0. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to to change quickly as Sacred Heart Prep visits Pinewood on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Menlo, meanwhile, is at Priory and thus should remain atop the standings with the SHP-Pinewood winner. Next Tuesday, however, Menlo will visit Sacred Heart Prep (7:30 p.m.) in the first of two showdowns and, quite possible, for sole possession of first place. Menlo won its third straight, all in the WBAL, and remained tied for first place following a 52-26 dismantling of visiting Eastside Prep on Tuesday night. The Knights (3-0, 4-9) had the luxury of resting injured starters Ryan Young and Alex Grossman, but still had enough offense as Liam Dunn (12 points) and Charlie Roth (11) led the way. In Sunnyvale, Kyle Murphy and Ryan Brice each tallied 14 points as Pinewood (3-0, 11-2) also remained tied for first place with a 60-49 victory over host Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Academy on Tuesday night. In Atherton, Sacred Heart Prep (3-0, 7-4) had little trouble with visiting Priory while posting a 53-27 triumph. Sophomore Connor Moses, who made the team after being brought up from the JV squad to provide some depth in the preseason, had a seasonhigh 12 points to pace the Gators. Junior Corbin Koch, who scored 64 points in three wins last week, added 11. In the SCVAL De Anza Division, Palo Alto suffered its first league loss of season, 68-60, to host Los Altos. Noah Phillips led the Vikings (2-1, 7-7) with 17 points while Kevin Mullin added 15. In the SCVAL El Camino Division, Gunn (1-2, 9-5) dropped a 73-58 decision to host Santa Clara despite 19 points from Chris Russell.

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The senior scored 40 points during a 3-0 basketball week that included 15 rebounds, 16 assists and 10 steals as the Bears remained perfect (3-0) in the PAL Bay Division in addition to topping local rival SHP.

The junior wrestler had a pin in a dual-match win over Los Gatos before going 4-0 with four pins to win the 138pound title and earn Outstanding Wrestler honors for the lightweights at the San Ramon Invitational.

Honorable mention Riley Hemm Sacred Heart Prep basketball

Cadence Lee Gunn wrestling

Sarah McLeod Menlo-Atherton soccer

Jane Meehan Sacred Heart Prep basketball

Heidi Moeser Palo Alto soccer

Ofa Sili Menlo-Atherton basketball

Michael Abramovitch Gunn wrestling

Corbin Koch Sacred Heart Prep basketball

Stephen Martin* Gunn wrestling

Kevin Mullin Palo Alto basketball

Andrew Segre* Sacred Heart Prep soccer

Justin Wang Menlo soccer * previous winner

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us that they scored.â&#x20AC;? The Gators retook the lead eight minutes later with another beautiful cross in front of the net. Petrakian again provided the pass, and Grau kicked home the goal to put the Gators on top 2-1. The Gators added one more insurance goal with nine minutes left in the game, as Mishra scored on a penalty kick that was set up by a handball in the box by Menlo sophomore Matt Joss. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This definitely wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t our best game,â&#x20AC;? said Grau, still sporting a brace on the left hand he broke at the end of the football season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can improve possession wise. We have a lot of work to do before the end of the season. Hopefully, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to go as far as last season.â&#x20AC;? Girls soccer Menlo-Atherton remained undefeated in league play and got some big help in the race for first place on a busy Tuesday in PAL Bay Division soccer. The Bears improved to 3-0 in league (7-0-2 overall) with a 5-0 victory over visiting San Mateo. At the same time, league-favorite Woodside suffered its first loss in

29 matches, a 1-0 setback to host Carlmont. Sarah McLeod had two goals for M-A while Miranda Simes, Katie Guenin and Annie Harrier added solo tallies. In the WBAL Foothill Division, senior midfielder Sienna Stritter had a hat trick, senior forward Chandler Wickers had two goals, and sophomore forward Zoe Enright had three assists to lead Menlo School (2-0-1, 6-3-2) past the Panthers (1-3, 2-10). In Atherton, Sacred Heart Prep won a battle between two of the top three teams in the WBAL Foothill Division last year and remained tied for first place with a solid 4-0 triumph over Priory. On Wednesday, Gunn bolted to an early lead and held on for a 2-1 victory over host Milpitas in SCVAL El Camino Division action. Natalie Perreault gave the Titans (1-1-1, 4-2-2) a 1-0 lead off an assist by Megan Kuhnle. Gunn made it 2-0 when Caroline Anderson sent a shot into the top right corner of the net. In SCVAL De Anza Division action, host Palo Alto (2-0-1, 5-2-2) posted a 3-0 victory over Saratoga. N

Girls basketball Pinewood sophomore Chloe Eackles produced 14 points, 10 rebounds, five steals and three assists to power the Panthers to an 80-34 romp over host Notre Dame-San Jose in a WBAL Foothill Division opener. Pinewood (1-0, 13-1) took care of things early by outscoring the Regents, 26-3, in the first quarter.

Pinewood will host Eastside Prep on Tuesday (6:30 p.m.) in the first of two showdowns between the league favorites. With 6-foot-3 sophomore Destiny Graham scoring a game-high 17 points and pulling down eight rebounds, visiting Eastside Prep opened its WBAL Foothill Division season with 45-31 victory over Menlo School on Tuesday night. In Atherton, Sacred Heart Prep opened its WBAL Foothill Division season with a 47-46 win over visiting Mercy-San Francisco on Wednesday. Meghan Holland paced the Gators (1-0, 10-5) with 22 points, 12 coming on 3-pointers, with Caroline Cummings adding nine points. In the PAL South Division, Menlo-Atherton played without its only senior, Emma Heath, and obviously missed their leader the Bears suffered their first league loss, 45-30, to visiting Mills. Heath suffered a concussion in Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win over Sacred Heart Prep and is sidelined until at least next week. Against Mills, the Bears (2-1, 10-4) saw their fourgame win streak end as the Vikings led early in the game. In Palo Alto, Castilleja opened its WBAL Skyline Division campaign with a 57-33 home victory over ICA. The Gators were missing point guard Ellie Chen, who was sidelined with illness, so Paige Vermeer stepped up with her first double-double of the season â&#x20AC;&#x201D; scoring 24 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Castilleja (1-0, 6-7) led by only 27-21 late in the first half, but an 8-0 run capped by Maddie Tarrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s buzzer-beater put the Gators on top 35-21 at halftime. Center Yasmeen Afifi recorded her seventh double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds, and also blocked nine shots. Tarr pulled down 12 boards with four steals, and freshman Cate Alder added 10 points, five rebounds, four4 assists and four steals. In the SCVAL De Anza Division, Gunn senior guard Zoe Zwerling scored a career-high 28 points as the Titans (2-1, 3-3) rolled to a 53-45 victory over host Milpitas. Wrestling Three victories helped propel the Gunn wrestling team to a second-place finish at the annual San Ramon Invitational on Saturday at San Ramon Valley High. Junior Ian Cramer led the Titans by not only winning the 138pound title, but being named the Outstanding Wrestler of the seven lightweight divisions. Cramer went 4-0 while pinning all four opponents. N

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