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Political Party The patio of San Jose’s Mezcal restaurant was chock-full of local public officials and other political celebs a week ago Friday for SAM LICCARDO’s 40th birthday bash/campaign kick-off party. U.S. Rep. ZOE LOFGREN, recently named as a possible candidate to replace Supreme Court Justice JOHN PAUL STEVENS, made a surprise appearance—no word as to whether she ate any of the restaurant’s famous fried grasshoppers. The shindig attracted many candidates: supes candidate TERESA ALVARADO, a Liccardo ally, was in attendance, as was Sam’s controversial new pal, DA contender JEFF ROSEN. Of note was Liccardo’s cake, which featured an image of the downtown councilman dressed up as a bright-pink whoopee cushion—a costume he wore for the 2009 Silicon Valley Turkey Trot. He won that race. Of course, he was younger then.

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A Facebook group has been launched to FLY@ attack TIM HENNESSEY, METRONEWS. COM the former doorman and security guard challenging Liccardo’s council seat. The group’s creators appear to come from Hennessey’s primary voter base, the downtown nightclub scene— they occasionally “quote” Hennessey from conversations and quips overheard at local bars. The group features a photo of the wheelchair-riding South Park character who shares Hennessey’s first name, and is no-so-subtly titled: “I Bet This Group Gets More Members Than Tim Hennessey Gets Votes.” For his part, Hennessey’s personal Facebook profile continues to list him as a fan of SARAH PALIN and “Anything About Guns.” And his campaign website? That’s still under construction, as it has been since last summer.



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endeavor is in truth more black-tie than blue-collar, he at least makes it look easy. The founding director of San Jose Rep, Reber has raised $25 million in his nonprofit career. Following that success, he has reason to expect big things from the nascent nonprofit, which has an initial budget of $350,000. “I expect within three years to be over $1 million,” he says. “I’m designing this like all my other nonprofits, so that it outlives me by a long shot.” The Parks Foundation is joining the ranks of a handful of Silicon Valley 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundations—along with a steadily lengthening list throughout the

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foundation. “Normally, we had to call the fire department,” Chavez says. The San Jose Public Library Foundation, which was established in 1987, has been raising money to stock the library branches paid for by a 2000 bond measure. “Our primary focus these days is raising money for everything inside the branch that’s not nailed down,” says executive director Mary McLane. The means books, DVDs, technology, furnishings—everything except staff. Similarly, the San Jose Parks Foundation hopes to fund programs, community centers and capital improvements—and may even tackle park maintenance.

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With a $116 million hole yawning open in the upcoming budget, Reber sees his foundation coming online not a moment too soon. “I will provide support so we do not backslide in terms of the quality of the parks,” he says. The foundations use a variety of fundraising tools. The Police Foundation’s signature event, Bowling for Badges, last year raised about $70,000. The Library Foundation runs capital campaigns for individual branches, and receives grants—most recently $200,000 from AT&T and $246,000 from the Knight Foundation. Parks plans on a combination of grassroots fundraising, grants, corporate sponsorship and fancy fundraisers, plus bench- and treenaming. The multimillion-dollar Silicon Valley Education Foundation has big-name corporate sponsors like Cisco and Google. As more and more of these foundations shoulder the increasing burden of keeping up city services, some eyebrows have been raised about foundations crossing the line that separates the public and private spheres. Both the police and parks foundations were started by the city itself—Chief Rob Davis tapped now-retired Lt. Scott Cornfield to kick-start the foundation after he heard about the concept at a chief ’s association meeting. Parks

director Albert Balagso started his foundation with encouragement from the city manager, then hired Reber to run it. “The city has a vested interest. It’s a very self-interested thing,” says Reber. “People don’t want to donate money to a city, they feel like they’re paying taxes. So they said, ‘Let’s start a private foundation.’” Police foundation board member and political consultant Vic Ajlouny expresses some misgivings about how foundation money is spent since the decisions are left mainly up to Chief Davis. “I think that I’d like to see a process that involved more people,” he says. “I think it’s improved from when I started on the board. There’s greater input from the rank-and-file officers.” And then there’s just the practical matter of whether Chief Davis is more apt to take a call from one of the 20 influential guests—such as AlliedBarton Security Services manager Rebecca Clevenger and The Core Companies development vice president Chris Neale—at the foundation’s intimate annual breakfast at the Fairmont than from a normal person. Metro’s Dan Pulcrano, who serves as founding president of the Parks Foundation and board member to the police foundation, says keeping the private entities transparent will be key. “There’s a risk that rich neighborhoods will get better parks and the donor shopping centers, developers and businesses will get extra police attention. Broad public participation in these bodies reduces the opportunity for elite clubs to get favored access to tax-funded services.” Dr. Lucy Bernholz, a visiting scholar at Stanford University, says there is academic literature on education foundations that shows some inequities in the spending of foundation funds. It depends on how they’re set up, Bernholz says. If money is raised on a school-by-school basis, then, yes, “they exacerbate revenue discrepancy”—that is, wealthier neighborhoods can help their own schools, while schools in lesswealthy areas go begging. Cornfield says items are usually

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enterprise,” he says. “[But] there’s a dynamic that people overlook here. You want to apply relevant pressure to either Sacramento or the city or wherever the relevant jurisdiction is to make sure something you regard as a vital public service is funded.” Naglee Park Campus Community Association president Dennis Cunningham was seemingly in agreement when he wrote in the CCA newsletter, “We are being asked to fund an endowment for city parks, to volunteer to maintain city property, and to make donations to keep city pools open. At the same time a majority of city council has failed to work to reduce the cost of services delivered by the city to residents and neighborhoods. It appears by default and out of necessity many of our services are being outsourced to private parties.” Reich also adds, “If people aren’t satisfied with the level of services, there’s no one to un-elect, no democratic accountability.” Transparency is particularly newsworthy as of late, after California State University’s Stanislaus Foundation refused to disclose how much it paid Sarah Palin for a speaking engagement, saying it’s exempt from the California Public Records Act. “They should step up and let the people see what they’re doing,” says McLane. “I don’t know what my minimum requirement is [for transparency] because I’ve always done the maximum.”



Protest or Parade? Last week local labor and immigration reform advocates announced a march to City Hall on May 1. At presstime, they aren’t sure yet if it’s a protest or a parade. CESAR JUAREZ, director of the Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network in San Jose, points out that, yes, the march falls on International Workers’ Day. But more importantly, he says, it’s the day that New York Sen. CHARLES SCHUMER planned to introduce a comprehensive immigration reform bill to the Senate. “It’s been stuck in the House,” Juarez says. “The message for May first will either be a celebration that the legislation was introduced, or an escalation. Immigration reform has not been introduced, that’s why we’re in the street, marching.” The bill provides a path to citizenship for working illegal immigrants and students—that is, if it can get some support from the Republicans who’ve seemingly taken their toys home and won’t play anymore. At any rate, May 1 marchers may want to write their placards in erasable ink as Democrats try to push this thing through before the end of the year.


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sv A Call for Transparency In App Store THE iTunes App Store is nearly 2 years old, and Apple still has not published a clear set of guidelines about what type of content is and isn’t J<<EF<M@CN`k_efjkXk\[gfc`Zp#_fnn`cc 8ggc\Zljkfd\ijbefnn_\k_\ik_\jkl]]k_\pÊi\ allowed inside ^\kk`e^]fik_\`i`GX[_XjY\\eZ\ejfi\[6 apps. That’s a problem, especially for publishers eying the iPad as a potential platform for the future of publishing, and it’s an even bigger problem for readers.

you have to consider the logistics of embracing a new publishing medium such as the iPad. Media operations must integrate digital tablet production into their infrastructure, and it’s neither easy nor inexpensive to obtain the software developers, designers and content creators to make such a transition. And if advertisers invest more money in the iPad version of a publication, that pressures publishers to give priority to resources allocated to the iPad. —BRIAN X. CHEN, WIRED.COM/GADGETLAB satch99 This new Apple-asDisney censorship crap has gone too far. He’s getting so Big Brother it is scary. I would die before switching to Windblows, but if we are not to be treated as adults, then whatever Apple was is lost.

We in the press don’t know to what extent we can retain our editorial freedom in the App Store. Working with Apple’s current opaque policy, we’re left to trust that Apple will do the right thing. And time and time again, Apple’s App Store reviewers have been proven fallible, as recently shown by the rejection of Mark Fiore’s Pulitzer-winning cartoon.

oakland1929 When was the last time any of you complained when your local Walmart decided not to carry a certain flavor of cake mix. You are probably saying it isn’t the same thing. But it is. Music, books, videos, applications, cake mix, ice cream. They are all merchandise

Apple rejected the toon because it “ridicules public figures,” and after coming under fire in the press, the company approved the app. But in reversing its decision, Apple still did not make its content policy clear.

samagon This device is Apple’s, and the store is Apple’s, but the information presented through the store and through the device is NOT Apple’s, and they legally should have no control over the information I see or access on the device I purchase.

The fact there are so many questions points to a paramount concern: Readers don’t know what they could be missing when they’re reading the iPad edition of a publication, as opposed to its print or web version. The issue is poised to grow as more iPads sell. To understand,

singlemalt1964 The App store policy is intentionally opaque (much like the laws of China, where all of Apple’s products are now manufactured). This ensures that anything that King Steve doesn’t like will get turfed.


Product secrecy is good for Apple and should be strictly enforced, but maybe 10 percent of niceness and 90 percent of strictness is OK too. —STEVE WOZNIAK, GIZMODO.COM

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Faizan Momin Never mind the article, Jesus, where can I buy that Tshirt?

Police Raid Gizmodo Editor’s House Wow. Last week, Gizmodo published a massive scoop when they got their hands on what is mostly likely the next iPhone. At the time there was plenty of talk about the legality of Gizmodo’s actions (as they admitted to paying $5,000 for the device). Now Gizmodo has just published a post saying that editor Jason Chen had four of his computers and two servers confiscated last night by California’s Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team, who entered the house with a search warrant. The document detailing what police intended to seize refers to Apple’s “prototype 4G iPhone” and is also referred to as “stolen” (Gizmodo has contended that the device was found in a bar, not stolen). —JASON KINCAID, TECHCRUNCH.COM

Erin Actually, this is the California Penal Code at work, not Apple. The District Attorney is the one that decides whether or not to press charges.

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night of the iPad introduction and he said, “So it’s no big deal.” We talked about family things after that for a short while. But that engineer did get fired.

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the Never Forget 2010 show this weekend. The day after, upon getting the call that she had died, I left the office around 1pm and headed to a nearby dive bar—one of her/our haunts—where several friends were congregating in various states of intoxication. There were tears, hugs, screams, fits, people freaking out. Some had obviously experienced the death of a friend before, while others had been virgins up until then. It was not a pleasant situation, to say the least. I showed up and drank two double shots of Jägermeister and two draft beers in 30 minutes, all of which essentially just took the edge off. I wanted to stay and get obliterated, along with everyone else. The problem was we had a job to do. Metro photographer Felipe Buitrago had to drive us to Menlo Park so I could interview author Barry Eisler for the following week’s

cover story, but now, given the circumstances, I really didn’t want to go. Felipe was at the bar also, as the deceased was his pal as well. Since I don’t have a cell, Felipe phoned the editor at Metro, and I tried to get out of writing the story, but there was no chance. So we left the bar, called up Eisler to inform him we were going to be late and then rocketed up 280 to Cafe Barone in Menlo Park—the agreed site for the rendezvous. During the interview, I could barely concentrate; I wasn’t prepared, and I asked Eisler, completely off the cuff, to say something about death. I didn’t even know what I was asking, but he responded with one of the greatest quotes I’ve ever had the pleasure of repeating: “It’s strange that we think of sexual experience as involving a loss of innocence. I don’t see it that way at all. . . . It’s when you first experience death—and it’s the end and it’s real and it’s final— that’s when you really lose your innocence.” Somehow, we finished the cover story, and for my column the following week, I recalled just a few of our local rock & roll scenesters who’d passed away over the years. I ended the column, in their honor, with the above quote. That, my dear reader, is a perfect example of where story ideas come from, and without further adieu— forgive me if I forget someone—here is a list of some of those characters in the San Jose alt-music scene who’ve departed this life: Abby Anderson, Metal Marc Ashton, Tim Brauch, Eagle Buckett, Rockin’ Rob Dapello, Nichole Choley Davis, Pat Dooley, Mike Kilduff, Big Tom Laughlin, Lisa Lewis, Jason Lynch, Luis Ramos, Tom Trevino, Terra Nova Trudeau, Ching Vang and Robert Waite. I hope there will not be any others added to this list. May they all rest in peace.

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SILICON VALLEY STYLE 22 “It wasn’t really about ‘We’re so smart; we don’t need to be dressed up,’” Rosenfeld says. “It was really that the people who created a lot of what we know today to be the Silicon Valley, they were a little bit older and had left other parts of the business world behind. So they thought, ‘Hey, we’re going to be here, we’re going to relax our look a little bit, and it’s our right to be relaxed and be successful.’”

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code policies are unwritten or are unenforced, so now, a lot of people’s offices are just in jeans, jeans, jeans all the time.” Steve Jobs defines this casual tech-nerd aesthetic. No matter how many billions Jobs makes, his outfit remains the same: black long-sleeve mock turtleneck, relaxed fit jeans and tennis shoes. “People always ask me about Steve Jobs and his signature look,” Rosenfeld says. “It’s like his uniform. I think what is crucial is, he can do it, but other people really shouldn’t because they haven’t reached his level,” Rosenfeld explains. “He doesn’t really have anything else to prove. A lot of other people are still looking to prove themselves to their bosses, to their co-workers, to their colleagues. I think this need to be viewed as a success gets lost in what we all call ‘business casual.’” Rosenfeld says he thinks valley habitués seriously need to work on their style. “I don’t even like the word ‘casual,’” he says. “I’m not trying to be a party pooper, it’s just we’re either not planning our looks, or we’re overthinking them in different settings.” “I don’t understand why a businessperson, who really cares about their job, would think about their appearance in such a haphazard or a careless way. And even when it comes to making an impression on someone on a date, the same thing is true. If you’re going to the symphony at the California Theatre, you’d think you could sport it up more than putting on some jeans and a T-shirt. If you can spend a couple hundred bucks on a pair of premium jeans, you’d think you could do a little bit better.”

The Mild West Joe Trdinich experienced style shock when he first moved to the West Coast. Back in 2004, he was a green engineer recruited right out of college by Microsoft. Having held internships at high-level tech companies in Manhattan and his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa., Trdinich was stunned to see how causal work dress codes


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were more than 3,000 miles away. “I still haven’t adjusted all the way, and I probably never will,” says Trdinich, now a 27-year-old software developer at Yahoo. He remembers sticking out like a sore thumb among the tech recruits when he went into his first Microsoft interview wearing a tie and slacks.







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his fellow programmers rolled into the office in a tank top, flip-flops and cargo shorts. Though the company policy of being unconcerned about looks helps keep the focus on the work at Yahoo, Trdinich does think something is lost by such a laissez-faire approach to office style. “People feel they are judged very fairly based on the work they do. It doesn’t necessarily matter what you look like. It’s very much ‘What have you done?’” says Trdinich. “But, I guess I do think that leads to a general apathy about how you look, because people in the tech environment don’t think it really matters.” Nevertheless, he is hopeful that tech-industry style will evolve. “I think that 15 years ago it was certainly the nerdiest of the nerds were into this,” Trdinich says. “There certainly is that element still, but the software engineer is such a more widespread profession now than it was. You’ve got a much wider range of people that are going into jobs like software development.”

Hyperlocal Style Silicon Valley fashion runs to the cliquey. Whether it’s upmarket spots like downtown Mountain View and Los Gatos, or more eclectic scenes like downtown San Jose, each neighborhood (or even bar for that matter) has its own look. Hit up Campbell or the coffeehouses around SJSU, and crowds tend to traffic in the “hipster” style of skinny pants, Vans, American Apparel hoodies and ironic glasses. The Blank Club serves as de facto headquarters for San Jose’s retrorockabilly scene, which bleeds over to places like the Caravan, Cinebar and other dive bars. Taking its aesthetic cues equally from punk-rockers and ’50s greasers, half-sleeve tats, chest pieces and pink hair are the norm. The pin-up Suicide Girl look is popular with the females, with many rocker chicks donning oversize flowers in their pompadoured, 1940s-styled hair. The overall look is retro, with a sexy twist achieved with of eyeliner, lipstick and oftentimes facial piercings.


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SILICON VALLEY STYLE 26 move, and it looks like everything is going to explode!” “Showing it all off and letting it all out there for everyone on the street to see is not really that sexy,” he adds. “It’s really disturbing. I never want to insult anybody, but I always want to go and start handing out cards like ‘I can help you, I can help you.’” Rosenfeld says that dropping hemlines slightly and wearing properly supportive foundation undergarments can make a world of difference in transforming a woman’s nightlife look from trashy to sexy.

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If there is one place in Silicon Valley where people go primarily to see and be seen, it’s Santana Row. According to Rosenfeld, it’s where people really get dressed up and come to show off their style—or at least their pocketbook. “If anyone doesn’t believe me,” he says, “all you have to do is see the fancy cars that you don’t see anywhere else in town, parked right outside the valet at the Hotel Valencia. If people are doing that there with their cars, they’re doing it with their style too.” When he spends time at Santana Row, Trdinich has noticed it’s more common for people to put thought into their outfits. Even so, he says that the causal workplace look does spill over into a casual nightlife scene. “Santana Row is just people trying a little bit harder,” Trdinich says.

Flare Rosenfeld says that the No. 1 thing people in the valley need to work on is their own sense of “flare.” “We are like white bread compared to someone else’s pumpernickel or whole wheat,” he says of San Jose’s style. “I think that’s because if you walk down the street during the daytime, it’s just hard to find people who really have a great sense of flare. When you’re in any part of San Francisco, you can find people who have flare.” Trdinich says he didn’t have a lot of money growing up. So, when he started pulling down a Yahoo paycheck and could afford stylish


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Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of money and jobs, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deeply disturbing that the industry causes so much death and destruction. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the takeaway message I got from a recently released draft report produced by the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CENTRAL COAST REGIONAL WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD. In strikingly blunt language, the report damns the agricultural industry for the effects that fertilizer- and pesticide-tainted wastewater discharged from farms and nurseries is having on water quality. The regulatory agency calls out two main issues. First, according to the report, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thousands of people are drinking water contaminated with unsafe levels of nitrate or drinking replacement water to avoid drinking contaminated water.â&#x20AC;? Second, the report claims that â&#x20AC;&#x153;aquatic organisms in large stretches of rivers in the entire regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major watersheds have been severely impaired or completely destroyed by severe toxicity from pesticides. These impacts are well documented, severe and widespread.â&#x20AC;? (Emphasis is mine). The report says that some creeks are devoid of organisms essential to ecological systems. In a statewide survey, the water agency found that the Central Coast had the highest percentage of sites with pyrethroid pesticides detected and the highest percentage of sites exceeding toxicity limits. The report also says that several water bodies routinely exceed the nitrate water-quality standard by ďŹ vefold or more. High levels of nitrate in drinking water are linked to Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease, Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease, non-Hodgkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lymphoma, cancer of the organs, endocrine disruption and â&#x20AC;&#x153;blue baby syndromeâ&#x20AC;? infants. A baby with mild to moderate blue-baby syndrome may have diarrhea, vomiting or lethargy. In more serious cases, the skin, lips or nail beds may develop a slate-gray or bluish color and the infant could have trouble breathing. In severe cases, babies die. If true, this is criminal and unforgiveable. The draft report includes proposed regulations to reign in the agriculture industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s alleged surface and groundwater contamination. The water board claims the regulations lack accountability and veriďŹ cation. Jennifer Williams, executive director of the Santa Clara County Farm Bureau, questions some of the data cited by the water agency and says some of the pesticides showing up in Central Coast wells and rivers are from a long time ago and not the fault of farmers today. That could be true, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to refute the fact that today farms are pumping nitrates and pesticides into our water. The Santa Clara County Farm Bureau has joined all six Central Coast farm bureaus in opposing the water quality control boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposed regulations. In a joint letter, the farm bureaus offer an alternative plan that rests on a longer timeline than proposed by the water agency as well as voluntary and conďŹ dential water testing by farmers. Given the severity of the problem described by the state water board, a voluntary plan wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cut it. For the sake of the wildlife and humans that depend on clean water, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a better idea: stop using chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Ă&#x2020;Jk\kk?fcYiffb 

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SSULTANA ULTANA TTurkish. urkish. $ $$$. $$. If If you’ve you’ve eaten eaten Greek, Greek, Iranian Iranian or or Middle Middle Eastern Eastern food, food, you’ll you’ll find much find m uch tthat’s hat’s familiar familiar here. here. SSultana ultana makes makes your your introduction introduction to to Turkish Turkish food food easy easy with with its its warm warm service, service, well-executed well-executed dishes dishes and and soothing soothing ambience ambience 11am11am2:30pm, 2:30pm, 5-10pm 5-10pm Mon-Fri; Mon-Fri; 11am-10pm 11am-10pm Sat-Sun. Sat-Sun. 1149 1149 El El Camino Camino Real. Real. 650.322.4343. 650.322.4343.

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CCASCAL ASCAL SSpanish panish TTapas. apas. $ $$$. $$. The The tapas tapas menu menu yields yields big big tastes tastes in in small small portions portions at at this this pan-Latin pan-Latin charmer. charmer. Calamari, Calamari, roasted roasted quail quail and and minted minted lamb lamb meatballs meatballs are are among among the the delicacies. delicacies. Full Full bar. bar. 11:30am11:30am10pm 10pm Mon-Sun. Mon-Sun. 400 400 Castro Castro St. St. 650.940.9500. 650.940.9500. NAMI N AMI N NAMI AMI JJapanese. apanese. $ $$$. $$. Nami Nami Nami Nami specializes specializes in in kappo-style kappo-style Japanese Japanese food, food, food food prepared prepared in in the the artful, artful, labor-intensive, labor-intensive, seasonally seasonally driven driven style style associated associated with with the the city city of of Kyoto. Kyoto. For For diners diners willing willing to to open open their their minds minds and and mouths, mouths, it it offers offers one one of of the the most most exciting exciting restaurant restaurant experiences experiences in in the the Bay Bay Area. Area. 11:30am-2pm 11:30am-2pm Tue-Sun, Tue-Sun, 7-10pm 7-10pm Tue-Thu Tue-Thu and and 6-11pm 6-11pm Fri-Sat. Fri-Sat. 240 240 Castro Castro St. St. 650.964.6990. 650.964.6990. XANH X ANH R RESTAURANT ESTAURANT Modern Modern Vietnamese. Vietnamese. $$. $$. Xanh Xanh (pronounced (pronounced “zahn”) “zahn”) epitomizes epitomizes the the new new breed breed of of upscale, upscale, contemporary contemporary Vietnamese Vietnamese restaurant. restaurant. The The appealing appealing menu menu ranges ranges from from the the traditional traditional to to the the unconventional unconventional and and includes includes rolls, rolls, salads, salads, noodles, noodles, small small plates plates and and full-size full-size entrees. entrees. 11:30am-2pm 11:30am-2pm and and dinner dinner 4:30pm-close 4:30pm-close Mon-Fri. Mon-Fri. 110 110 Castro Castro St. St. 650.964.1888 650.964.1888

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BELLA B ELLA M MIA IA IItalian-American. talian-American. $$$. $$$. One One of of downtown downtown San most San Jose’s Jose’s m ost aattractive ttractive eateries, eateries, Bella Bella Mia Mia serves serves regional regional dishes dishes with with flair. flair. Full Full bar. bar. 11:30am-9pm 11:30am-9pm Mon-Thu, Mon-Thu, 11:30am-10pm 11:30am-10pm Fri, Fri, 4:30-10pm 4:30-10pm Sat, Sat, 4:30-8pm 4:30-8pm Sun. Sun. 58 58 S. S. First First St. St. 408.280.1993. 408.280.1993.


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HAWGS H AWGS SSeafood. eafood. $$$. $$$. Next Next door door to to the the San San Jose Jose Rep Rep Theatre, Theatre, Hawgs Hawgs offers offers simple simple seafood seafood and and convenience convenience for for theatergoers. theatergoers. Mostly Mostly shellfish shellfish and and pasta pasta combinations combinations are are offered; offered; the the linguini linguini clams clams and and sautéed sautéed scallops scallops are are full full of of garlic garlic and and rich rich flavors. flavors. Tue-Sat Tue-Sat 11:30am-9pm, 11:30am-9pm, 4410pm 10pm Sun. Sun. 150 150 S. S. Second Second St. St. 408.287.9955. 408.287.9955.

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ATHENA A THENA GGRILL RILL GGreek. reek. $$. $$. TThe he SSanta anta CClara lara rrestaurant estaurant sserves erves the the standards standards you’d you’d menu eexpect, xpect, but but the the m enu goes goes ddeeper eeper aand nd offers offers aauthentic uthentic Greek G reek dishes dishes you’re you’re not not likely likely find ttoo fi nd eelsewhere lsewhere at at bargain bargain pprices. rices. 10:30am-9pm 10:30am-9pm MonMonFFri. ri. 1505 1505 Space Space Park Park Drive. Drive. 4408.567.9144. 08.567.9144.

BEQUE B EQUE KKorean. orean. $$. $$. Beque Beque stands stands out out on on El El Camino Camino Real’s Real’s Korean Korean restaurant restaurant row row for for its its high high style style and and modern modern ddesign, esign, bbut ut iit’s t’s the the Korean Korean barbecue, barbecue, soups soups and and noodles noodles dishes dishes that that are are the the main main attraction. attraction. 11am-10pm 11am-10pm daily. daily. 3060 3060 El El Camino Camino Real. Real. 408.260.2727. 408.260.2727. BIRK’S B IRK’S AAmerican merican ggrill. rill. $ $$$. $$. What Birk’s What makes makes B irk’s sstand tand oout ut from from the the rrest est iiss a ccommitment ommitment to to quality, quality, ffreshness reshness aand nd hygiene. hygiene. Concentrate Concentrate oon n tthe he specials, specials, or or eenjoy njoy ccreative reative selections selections from from tthe he aappetizer ppetizer

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BY-TH-BUCKET B Y-TH-BUCKET American. American. $$. Allll w walks $$. A alks ooff hhumanity umanity rub rub shoulders shoulders hhere, ere, eenjoying njoying just just about about eeverything verything that that can can be be baked, baked, ffried, ried, bbroiled roiled or or steamed. steamed. FFull ull bbar. ar. 4565 4565 Stevens Blvd. Stevens Creek Creek B lvd. 111:30am1:30am9pm 9pm Sun-Thu, Sun-Thu, 110pm 0pm FFri-Sat. ri-Sat. 408.248.6244. 408.248.6244. CCHALATECO HALATECO M Mexican exican and and $.. CChalateco, SSalvadoran. alvadoran. $ halateco, a SSan an JJose-based ose-based ssix-restaurant ix-restaurant Mexico cchain, hain, serves serves M exico CCityityMexican sstyle tyle M exican ffood ood aand nd a ffew ew makes SSalvadoran alvadoran ddishes. ishes. TThat hat m akes Mexican tthe he food food unlike unlike tthe he M exican ffood ood ttypically ypically sserved erved iin n SSilicon ilicon Valley, V alley, bbut ut iit’s t’s definitely definitely Mexican ttypical ypical M exican ffood. ood. 110am0amAlameda. 111pm 1pm ddaily. aily. 22323 323 TThe he A lameda. 4408.243.1357. 08.243.1357.

DONG D ONG T TOFU OFU CABIN CABIN KKorean. orean. $ $.. TThis his iiss tthe he rreal eal ddeal, eal, ppriced riced ttoo kkeep eep ppatrons atrons ccoming oming bback ack ffor or bbowls owls ooff sspicy picy bbeef, eef, sseafood, eafood, ppickled ickled vvegetables, egetables, cchili hili ssoup oup many aand, nd, yes, yes, bean bean curd curd iin n iits ts m any Halford ppermutations. ermutations. 11484 484 H alford Ave. A ve. 4408.246.1484. 08.246.1484.

HATCHO H ATCHO JJapanese. apanese. $$. $$. Santa Santa Clara’s Hatcho Clara’s H atcho rrestaurant estaurant offers offers a little little bit bit of of everything. everything. Restaurants Restaurants that that strive strive to to be be jacks-of-all-trades jacks-of-all-trades often often end end up up being being masters masters of of none, none, but but Hatcho Hatcho displays displays a wide wide range range of of talent. talent. 11:30am-2pm 11:30am-2pm and and 5:30-10pm 5:30-10pm Mon-Fri Mon-Fri and and 559:30pm 9:30pm Sat-Sun. Sat-Sun. 1271 1271 Franklin Franklin Mall. Mall. 408.248.8500. 408.248.8500. KABAB K ABAB A AND ND CCURRY’S URRY’S Indian-Pakistani. Indian-Pakistani. $, $, Because Because it’s it’s tucked tucked into into a quiet, quiet, semiresidential semiresidential side side street, street, Kabab Kabab and and Curry’s Curry’s feels feels like like a neighborhood neighborhood secret. secret. The The Indian Indian and and Pakistani Pakistani restaurant restaurant serves serves a good good lunch lunch buffet, buffet, and and at at dinner dinner try try the the butter butter chicken, chicken, choley choley and and tandoori tandoori chicken. chicken. 10:30am10:30am2:30pm 2:30pm and and 5:30-10:30pm 5:30-10:30pm Tue-Sun. Tue-Sun. 1498 1498 Isabella Isabella St. St. 408.247.0745. 408.247.0745.

KABAB K ABAB H HOUSE OUSE H HALAL ALAL Middle Middle Eastern. Eastern. $. $. Santa Santa Clara’s House Halal, Clara’s KKabab abab H ouse H alal, a spare, spare, eight-table eight-table restaurant, restaurant, serves serves a pan-Middle pan-Middle Eastern Eastern menu menu that that leans leans toward toward Iran. Iran. As As tthe he nname ame iimplies, mplies, Kabab Kabab House House iiss bbasically asically

a kebab kebab house. house. 11am-9pm 11am-9pm Mon-Sat. Mon-Sat. 2521 2521 Newhall Newhall St. St. 408.984.2204. 408.984.2204.

99 9 9 CHICKEN CHICKEN KKorean-style orean-style fried fried chicken. chicken. $. $. The The simple simple restaurant restaurant specializes specializes in in Korean-style Korean-style fried fried chicken. chicken. Korean Korean chicken chicken is is rendered rendered of of its its fat fat and and produces produces smooth smooth pieces pieces of of meat meat with with a taut, taut, shatteringly shatteringly crisp crisp epidermis. epidermis. Noon-midnight Noon-midnight daily. daily. 2781 2781 El El Camino Camino Real. Real. 408.244.5599. 408.244.5599. PARCEL P ARCEL 104 104 N New ew A American. merican. $$$$. $$$$. Parcel Parcel 104 104 casts casts a spell spell with with its its stridently stridently seasonal, seasonal, ingredient-driven ingredient-driven menu menu of of new new American American food. food. The The restaurant restaurant is is one one of of the the South South Bay’s Bay’s must-eats. must-eats. Breakfast Breakfast 6:30-11am 6:30-11am Mon-Fri Mon-Fri and and 7710am 10am Sat-Sun, Sat-Sun, lunch lunch 11:30am11:30am2pm 2pm Mon-Fri Mon-Fri and and dinner dinner 5:305:309pm 9pm Mon-Fri. Mon-Fri. 2700 2700 Mission Mission College College Blvd. Blvd. 408.970.6104. 408.970.6104. PHO P HO #1 #1 Noodle Noodle House House Asian Asian $.. A ggood nnoodle oodle hhouse. ouse. $ ood and and when ffriendly riendly ddestination estination w hen oone’s ne’s sstomach tomach sscreams creams ffor or a tthree-course hree-course meal meal bbut ut wallet $10, Pho oone’s ne’s w allet hhas as bbut ut $ 10, P ho bboasts oasts an an aambitious mbitious menu menu ooff Vietnamese nnearly early 1100 00 V ietnamese aand nd CChinese hinese iitems. tems. 110am-9pm 0am-9pm ddaily. aily. 55025 025 SStevens tevens CCreek reek Blvd. Blvd. 4408.249.1111. 08.249.1111.

PHO P HO THANH THANH LONG LONG Vietnamese Vietnamese noodle noodle house. house. $. $. This This diner’s diner ’s pho pho rates rates among among the the Top Top 3 in in the the South South Bay. Bay. Casual. Casual. Beer. Beer. 9am-9pm 9am-9pm daily. daily. 2450 2450 El El Camino Camino Real. Real. 408.983.0888. 408.983.0888.

SSABOR ABOR SALVADOREÑO SALVADOREÑO $.. O One SSalvadoran. alvadoran. $ ne ooff tthe he ffew ew ooutposts utposts ffor or SSalvadoran alvadoran Bay, ffood ood iin n tthe he SSouth outh B ay, SSabor abor SSalvadoreño alvadoreño sserves erves eexcellent xcellent ppupusas, upusas, ssoups, oups, ttamales amales aand nd oother ther sstandards tandards ffrom rom tthe he American ttiny iny CCentral entral A merican nnation. ation. 9am-9pm White 9 am-9pm ddaily. aily. 22045 045 W hite Oak O ak LLane. ane. 4408.985.6464. 08.985.6464.

SSHAN HAN Pakistani Pakistani and and Indian. Indian. $. $. Shan Shan serves serves a mix mix of of northern northern Indian Indian and and Pakistani Pakistani food. food. Unlike Unlike India, India, most most of of which which is Pakistan is Hindu, Hindu, P akistan is is Muslim, Muslim, and and tthat hat means means that that meat— meat— chicken, chicken, beef, beef, llamb, amb, aand nd goat—plays goat—plays a starring starring role. role. Kebabs. Kebabs. tadoori tadoori and and curries curries all all shine shine hhere. ere. 11:30am-3pm 11:30am-3pm and and 5:30-10pm 5:30-10pm daily. daily. 5251 5251 Stevens Stevens Creek Creek Blvd. Blvd. 408.260.9200. 408.260.9200. TOFU T OFU H HOUSE OUSE Korean. Korean. $ $.. SSoup oup sstars tars aatt tthis his ccasual, asual,



popular sstop. popular top. TToo tofu tofu soups, soups, mushrooms, aadd dd m ushrooms, bbeef, eef, pork pork oorr seafood—plus seafood—plus sscores cores ooff condiments condiments llike ike daikon, daikon, Hot ccucumber, ucumber, rradish. adish. H ot stuff! stuff! 111am-9pm 1am-9pm Mon-Thu, Mon-Thu, 11am11am110pm 0pm Fri, Fri, 11am-9pm 11am-9pm SSat. at. CClosed losed Sun. Sun. 3450 3450 EE.. El El Camino Camino Real #105. R eal # 105. 408.261.3030. 408.261.3030.

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YAN Y AN CCAN AN FRESH FRESH A ASIAN SIAN CCOOKING OOKING Chinese Chinese and and panpanAsian. $$. Att YYan Asian. $ $. A an CCan an yyou ou ccan an have have chicken chicken satay, satay, wonton wonton soup, soup, chicken chicken teriyaki teriyaki and and Korean Korean barbecue barbecue beef beef all all in in one one sitting. sitting. This This outpost outpost of of celebrity celebrity TV TV chef chef Martin Martin Yan’s Yan’s ggrowing rowing eempire mpire does does a reasonably reasonably good good job job with with all all those those cuisines. cuisines. 11am-9pm 11am-9pm daily. Plaza. daily. 3927 3927 Rivermark Rivermark P laza. 408.748.3355. 408.748.3355.

YOYO SSUSHI YOYO USHI B BAR AR & GGRILLE RILLE JJapanese apanese ffusion. usion. $$. $ $. TThe he ffusion-friendly usion-friendly menu m enu ffeatures eatures ssuch uch eexpertly xpertly rrealized ealized ccreations reations aass tthe he Roll ddeep-fried eep-fried CCalifornia alifornia R oll Roll, aand nd tthe he FFisherman isherman R oll, wrapped ccrab rab aand nd aavocado vocado w rapped with iin n rrice, ice, ttopped opped w ith ssalmon almon masago aand nd rrich ich m asago ssauce auce Weekday aand nd tthen hen bbaked. aked. W eekday hhappy appy hhour. our. 111am-10pm 1am-10pm Rivermark Plaza. ddaily. aily. 33958 958 R ivermark P laza. 4408.213.9696. 08.213.9696.

YUKI Y UKI SSUSHI USHI JJapanese apanese $ $$. $. A ffamily-friendly amily-friendly aambience mbience pprevails revails hhere, ere, ffull ull ooff ccommunity ommunity hhubbub, ubbub, ggood ood ffood, ood, ggenerous enerous pportions ortions aand nd ssuper uper cchefs. hefs. YYuki uki kkeeps eeps iitt ssimple, imple, bbut ut aalways lways iinteresting nteresting with well w ith ddishes ishes tthat hat aare re w ell tthought hought oout ut aand nd ppresented. resented. 111:30am-2pm, 1:30am-2pm, 55-9:30 -9:30 TTue-Fri, ue-Fri, 55-9:30 -9:30 SSat, at, 55-9pm -9pm SSun. un. CClosed losed Mon. Pruneridge Ave. M on. 11827 827 P runeridge A ve. 4408.248.9144. 08.248.9144.

ZZAFRAN AFRAN N Northern orthern IIndian ndian and and Pakistani. $.. ZZafran P akistani. $ afran sserves erves Pakistani nnorthern orthern IIndian ndian aand nd P akistani muscular, ffood, ood, a m uscular, hhearty earty ccuisine uisine tthat hat rrevolves evolves aaround round meat: m eat: cchicken hicken aand nd bbeef eef bbut ut aalso lso llamb amb aand nd ggoat, oat, llamb amb meats. bbrains rains aand nd oother ther oorgan rgan m eats. 111am-11pm 1am-11pm ddaily. aily. 11855 855 EEll Real. CCamino amino R eal. 4408.247.9998. 08.247.9998.

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LLA AM MERE ERE M MICHELLE ICHELLE $$$. After FFrench-European. rench-European. $ $$. A fter Mere tthree hree ddecades, ecades, LLaa M ere iiss a Old World ttradition. radition. O ld W orld sstandards tandards ssuch uch aass ppâté, âté, eescargots, scargots, wiener w iener sschnitzel chnitzel and and veal veal find sscaloppini caloppini fi nd a ddistinguished istinguished ssetting etting iin n tthe he ccrystal-dotted rystal-dotted ddining ining rroom. oom. 111:30am-2pm 1:30am-2pm Wed-Sun, W ed-Sun, 55:30-9pm :30-9pm TTue-Sun. ue-Sun. Mon. Big Basin CClosed losed M on. 114467 4467 B ig B asin Way. W ay. 4408.867.5272. 08.867.5272.

PLUMED P LUMED H HORSE ORSE $$$$. CContemporary ontemporary FFrench. rench. $ $$$. After $9 million A fter uundergoing ndergoing a $ 9m illion rremodel emodel aand nd eexpansion xpansion ooff wine iits ts w ine llist, ist, tthe he SSaratoga aratoga rrestaurant estaurant hhas as bbeen een rreborn eborn Valley’s aass SSilicon ilicon V alley’s ppremier remier How lluxury uxury rrestaurant. estaurant. H ow ddoes oes $9 million tthe he ffood ood ttaste aste aatt a $ 9m illion Mostly, rrestaurant? estaurant? M ostly, llike ike a million m illion bbucks. ucks. 55:30-10pm :30-10pm nnightly. ightly. 14555 14555 Big Big Basin Basin Way. Way. 4408.867.4711. 08.867.4711.

RISTORANTE R ISTORANTE DA DA MARIO MARIO Italian. $$. Ristorante Daa Italian. $ $. R istorante D Mario Mario sserves erves tthe he ggreatest reatest hits hits ooff IItalian-American talian-American food with food bbut ut pprepares repares tthem hem w ith a freshness freshness aand nd iintegrity ntegrity that that eelevates levates tthem hem aabove bove your your ttypical ypical rred-and-white ed-and-white checkered checkered tablecloth tablecloth ItalianItalianAmerican American rrestaurant. estaurant. LLunch unch 11:30am-2:30pm 11:30am-2:30pm Mon-Fri, Mon-Fri, dinner dinner 55-9:30pm -9:30pm ddaily. aily. 114441 4441 Big Big Basin Basin Way. Way. 408.741.1518. 408.741.1518.

SSENT ENT SSOVI OVI New New A American. merican. $$$$. $ $$$. A ppretty retty ddining ining rroom oom hhosts osts aan n iinspired, nspired, aalways lways ffresh resh aand nd sseasonally easonally ddriven riven menu m enu ooff ccontemporary ontemporary American A merican aand nd FFrench rench ffood, ood, with ccomplete omplete w ith sseductive eductive Big Basin ddesserts. esserts. 114583 4583 B ig B asin Way. W ay. 4408.867.3110. 08.867.3110.

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food food strikes strikes a lower lower bass bass note. note. 11am-3pm 11am-3pm and and 5-9:30pm 5-9:30pm Mon-Thu, Mon-Thu, 11am-10pm 11am-10pm Fri-Sat Fri-Sat and and 11am-9pm 11am-9pm Sun. Sun. 122 122 S. S. Sunnyvale Sunnyvale Ave. Ave. 408.481.9983. 408.481.9983.

CCHELOKEBABI HELOKEBABI. Persian. Persian. $$. $$. Goo sstraight G traight ffor or tthe he bbaghali aghali gghatogh, hatogh, a ffantastic antastic aappetizer ppetizer made m ade ffrom rom ddelicate elicate bbut ut rrich ich bbaby aby llima ima bbeans, eans, sscrambled crambled eeggs ggs aand nd llots ots ooff ggarlic. arlic. JJust ust aass ggood ood iiss gghaymeh, haymeh, a ddaily aily made sspecial pecial m ade ffrom rom ttender ender cchunks hunks ooff bbeef, eef, ssplit plit ppeas, eas, eeggplant ggplant aand nd ttomato omato ssauce. auce. Wolfe 111am-10pm 1am-10pm ddaily. aily. 11236 236 W olfe Rd. R d. 4408.737.1222. 08.737.1222.


P.F. P .F. CCHANG’S HANG’S CCHINA HINA B ISTRO Chinese. $$. With BISTRO atmosphere atmosphere to spare, spare, Chang’s doesn’t doesn’t neglect taste. Vibrant Vibrant Szechuan flavors mix surprisingly well with rich Western-style Western-style desserts. Full bar. bar. 11am-10pm 11am-10pm Mon-Sun, 11-11pm W.. El 11-11pm Fri-Sat. 390 W Camino 408.991.9078. Camino Real. Real 408.991.907 408 991 9078. 8

SSAIZO AIZO JJapanese. apanese. $ $$. $. P Part art bar, bar, part part eatery, eatery, Saizo Saizo served ser ved small small plates plates of of grilled grilled and and fried fried dishes dishes made made to to go go with with sake sake aand nd bbeer. eer. IIt’s t’s all all good. good. Open Open daily daily for for lunch lunch and and dinner dinner Mon-Sat. Mon-Sat. 592 592 E. E. El El Camino Camino Real. Real. 408.733.7423. 408.733.7423.

celebrates $$. Dishdash celebr ates the culinary glories of the Middle East beyond ffalafels alafels and h hummus. Th menu is The i made d from traditional fr om tr aditional rrecipes ecipes and ingredients presented ingr edients but pr esented contemporary with a contempor ary flourish. There’s Ther e’s also a small but wellchosen wine list to match. 11am-2:30pm, 5-9:30pm 11am2:30pm, 59:30pm Sat-Sun.190 Mon-Fri. 10pm Sat-Sun. 190 S. Ave. 408.774.1889. Murphy A ve. 408.77 74.1889.

SSENZALA ENZALA BBrazilian. razilian. $$. $$. Senzala Senzala restaurant restaurant is is like like a Brazilian Brazilian ccultural ultural center center that that also also sserves erves food. food. Brazilian Brazilian art art and and pphotographs hotographs ccover over the walls. the w alls. Go Go for for the the feijoada, feijoada, a hearty, hearty, smoky smoky black black bbean ean stew with stew made made w ith chunks chunks of of beef beef and and pork. pork. 11am-10pm 11am-10pm Mon-Sat. Mon-Sat. 250 250 E. E. Java Java Drive. Drive. 408.734.1656. 408.734.1656.


FFolksy olksy ccountry ountry ddeli eli tthat hat ooffers ffers hhot ot aand nd ccold, old, ttakeout, akeout, made eeat-in at-in aand nd m ade ttoo oorder rder ffood fo od iin n a vvibrant ibrant aarray rray ooff ffamiliar amiliar aand nd nnot-so-familiar ot-so-familiar JJapanese apanese ddishes ishes aatt pprices rices tthat hat bbeat eat jjust ust aabout bout aany ny restaurant’s.Closed re staurant’s.Closed Sun. Sun. 155 155 Maude Ave. EE.. M aude A ve. 4408.735.7777. 08.735.7777.

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LLUCKY UCKY D DHABA HABA IIndian. ndian. $. $. A dhaba dhaba is is a roadside roadside fast fast food food joint joint in in northern northern India. India. We’ve We’ve got got our our own own version version here here at at Sunnyvale’s Sunnyvale’s LLucky ucky Dhaba. Dhaba. Located Located off off busy busy El El Camino Camino Real, Real, Lucky Lucky Dhaba Dhaba offers offers a wide wide variety variety of of good good Indian Indian food. food. 11am-10pm 11am-10pm Sun-Thu Sun-Thu and and 11am-10:30pm 11am-10:30pm Fri-Sat. Fri-Sat. 1036 1036 El El Camino Camino Real. Real. 408.617.0660. 408.617.0660. PEZELLAS P EZELLAS FFamily amily IItalian. talian. $$. $$. Serves Serves popular popular Italian Italian dinners dinners with with rich rich sauces sauces and and generous generous portions. portions. East East Coast Coast seafood seafood dishes dishes like like linguini linguini and and clams clams and and calamari calamari sautéed sautéed in in tomato, tomato, garlic, garlic, and and basil basil stand stand out. out. Pizza Pizza and and pasta pasta abound. abound. Full Full Bar. Bar. 11am11am2:30pm 2:30pm Tue-Fri, Tue-Fri, 5-10:30pm 5-10:30pm Tue-Sat. Tue-Sat. Closed Closed Sun-Mon. Sun-Mon. 1025 1025 W. W. El El Camino Camino Real. Real. 408.738.2400. 408.738.2400.

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SSHALIMAR HALIMAR IndianIndianPakistani. Pakistani. $. $. Walk Walk up up to to the the counter, counter, grab grab a menu menu and and place place your your order. order. One One of of the the best best dishes dishes is is the the plainplainlooking looking haleem, haleem, a lentil lentil and and barley barley stew stew available available with with chicken chicken or or beef. beef. Nihari, Nihari, a rich rich beef beef shank shank stew, stew, is is also also great. great. 11:30am-2:30pm 11:30am-2:30pm and and 5:30-10:30pm 5:30-10:30pm Sun-Thu Sun-Thu and and noon-3:30pm noon-3:30pm and and 5:30-11pm 5:30-11pm Sat-Fri. Sat-Fri. 1146 1146 W. W. El El Camino Camino Real. Real. 408.530.0300. 408.530.0300. SSUGAR UGAR B BUTTER UTTER FFLOUR LOUR Bakery. $.. SSugar Butter B akery. $ ugar B utter FFlour’s lour ’s ddesserts esserts aand nd well ppastries astries ggoo w ell bbeyond eyond tthe he found hhumdrum umdrum ssweets weets fo und most restaurants aatt m ost re staurants aand nd bbakeries. akeries. TThe he bbakery’s akery’s cchocolate hocolate sskills kills aare re pparticularly articularly sstrong. trong. 77amamMon-Thu, 77:30pm :30pm M on-Thu, 77amam8:30pm 8am-5pm 8 :30pm SSat, at, 8 am-5pm 669 Bernardo Ave. SSun. un. 6 69 SS.. B ernardo A ve. 4408.732.8597. 08.732.8597.


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Avalon, Santa Clara Wed – 9pm; $12 Alt-rockers Days of the New claim Luhville status, but sure enough, lead singer Travis Meeks is actually from le rive nord of the Ohio. “Music was never a choice,” says Meeks. But whether releasing three color-coded albums, recording as sort of the Lizard Viceroy with the remaining Doors or “dealing with demons,” he’s made good choices. Great tune: “Touch Peel Stand,” kind of a Led Zep III outtake performed by a low bellower. Boy-girl-boy outfit

Cherry Nova opens. Area troopers Red Sunday firm up the bill. (RvB)



Mountain Charley’s, Los Gatos Thu – 7:30pm; $5 Keyboardist Thom Tucker has been in the Bay Area music scene for a while now. First, he garnered attention by tickling the ivories with the band Impact. Then, he joined Unjust, where his unique playing made the rock outfit stand out. Tucker eventually became disillusioned with the band and decided to

strike out on his own by creating Nosebleed Academy. This new direction delves into electronic music mixed with rock, and Tucker seems to be right at home. (BD)

JUBILANT LOW Good Karma, San Jose Thu – 8pm; free It’s harder to go quiet than it is to go noisy, so the gauntlet is right there for Side With Us recording artists Jubilant Low to pick up. The duo is Rosalie Rivera and Leslie Hampton, turning up for a hushed acoustic thang that should make them sound more like 4ammusic than ever. Ask them if the band name has anything to do with the Zagreb streetcars—Google, you crack me up. The putatively wolf-raised Rivera seeks to get back to that lupine principle, but the online “Unfinished Crap” tape

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CUDDLEFEST 2010 Nickel City, San Jose Fri – 8pm; $8 or $5 with a can of food Do you need a hug? Cuddlefest 2010 could be the place for you. Headliner Shinobu is a San Jose band known for these so-called cuddle shows, and I assume it’s an incestuous kind of cuddling, since a lot of these

bands (Shinobu, Hard Girls, Runaway Five) share members and an angular, powerful guitar sound descended from Mission of Burma. They’re part of the Phat ’n’ Phunky Phamily, along with Gnarboots and Pteradon, who are also on this bill. Shinobu used to be on Asian Man Records, and founder Mike Park is playing this show. Albert Square and the High Sea also perform. (SP)



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Ron Burgandy–style, I just wanna dance. Moon Cadillac provides the perfect accompaniment to whisking the night away in a drunken stupor. Clad in a manner that would make the Knack proud (RIP Doug Fieger), these guys take electronic boogie to a whole new level. Songs like “Robot Disco Sex” hit you like a train. The ’80s are back and resistance is futile. (BD)

WE SHOT THE MOON The Refuge, Cupertino Sat – 6pm; $12 There’s something going on with the moon. This is the third band I’ve heard today that has the word in its name. Of course, the moon has always been the direct source of lunacy and greatness. In this case, it’s been fired upon by a great band. We Shot the Moon

bleeds talent not often seen in four mild-mannered guys playing rock & roll. (BD)

ELECTRO TAKEOVER Agenda Lounge, San Jose Sat – 9pm - $5 If you’re like me, still lamenting how fast Coachella flew by and looking for some good thumping, sweeping beats to dance to, the Electro Takeover at Agenda features a lineup of exclusively South Bay DJs, including Bobby Acosta, Rigo Acosta, RogCon & DJ Fields. (JP)

GIN BLOSSOMS Heritage Theatre, Campbell Sat – 8pm; $54 Are the Gin Blossoms the



unluckiest band in modern rock? The alt-pop outfit was both blessed and cursed to have Doug Hopkins as its primary songwriter. The man was a genius at capturing the manic-depressive mood of the ’90s. But he really was manic depressive and eventually shot himself. Though they would have a big subsequent hit with “Follow You Down,” the Gin Blossoms never really seemed to recover from having their two best songs, “Hey Jealousy” and “Found Out About You,” written by a dead man. The only place their career hasn’t been a mess is live, where singer Robin Wilson is still one of the most charismatic frontmen to come out of the Alternative Nation. (SP)


VooDoo Lounge, San Jose Sun – 9pm It was more than 10 years ago, on a night just like this, that two members of Satyricon forged out on their own to form one of the most brutal and underrated death metal bands of our time. Blood Red Throne comes from Norway and is on tour right now to school your American pansy ass when it comes to real metal. Gout of your closed shell of music and experience what it is from other countries. Heads will bang, and ears will bleed, but with influences ranging from Johnny Cash to Slayer to Frank Zappa, the musicianship of this band is what sets it apart. (BD)

GEORGE WINSTON May 9 at Campbell Heritage Theatre


RICHIE HAVENS May 13 at Montalvo Arts

WILD JAM 2010 May 13 at HP Pavilion

BROOKE WHITE AND MICHAEL JOHNS May 14 at Montalvo Arts, Saratoga

CHAYANNE May 15 at HP Pavilion

BIG SANDY AND HIS FLY-RITE BOYS May 28 at Landmark Ballroom, San Jose


ROBERTO CARLOS May 28 at HP Pavilion

THE GOO GOO DOLLS Jun 1 at the Mountain Winery, Saratoga

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Dr. Jason Kline, Conductor Euigun Lee, baritone Rachel Xu, cello also... Franck: Le Chasseur maudit Boellmann: Symphonic Variations

Sunday, May 2, 3 PM St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church 13601 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga This concert is FREE...Goodwill donations will be received at the door

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Silicon Valley Open Studios

May 1-2 through the valley; The annual three-weekend glimpse at working artists and their studios gets started this Saturday and Sunday with a chance to drop in on artists in the San Jose area. Pictured is a piece by participating artist Gary Coleman, whose studio is in Willow Glen.

Anton in Show Business

April 30-May 23 at Dragon Productions, Palo Alto Dragonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest offering is a backstage comedy about a Texas production of Chekhovâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Three Sisters that is cursed with mishaps. Stephen Maddox directs, with Lonnique Genelle, Vera Sloan and Mary Horne in the leads.

Dirty Blonde

Wed-Sun at The Stage, San Jose, thru May 2 Mae West put the lie to all those Art Deco greyhounds of the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;30s movies. The tale of this larger-than-life actress is the occasion for San Jose Stage Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entertaining new bio-play Dirty Blonde. (Read a review at

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Egyptian historical artif Egyptian artifacts actts Monand displays. Ongoing. Mo nSat-Sun, Fri, 10am-5pm and Sat-Su un, 11am-6pm. San Jose.

SSAN AN JJOSE OSE M MUSEUM USEUM O OFF ART A RT “New SStories tories Fr From om the EEdge dgge Life.” of Asia: Asia: Plastic Lif e.” Thru Sep S “Wayne Seventy 19. “W ayne y Thiebaud: Seve entyy Paint.” YYears eears of P aint.” Thru Jul 4. Hyperreal.” “Real & Hyper real.” Thru Aug A Paint.” sensuous 1. ““Juicy Juicy J P aint.” The sensuo ous Features side of pigments. Featur ess Brown. pieces by Bischoff and Br o own. 11am-Thru Jun 6. TTue-Sun, uue-Sun, 11am Jose. 5pm, closed Mon. San Jose e.

SAN JJOSE SAN OSE M MUSEUM USEUM O OFF QUILTS AND TEXTILES Q UILTS A ND T E X T I L ES “P “Poetic oetic License: The Art off Joan Schulze,” rretrospective etrospectivve Area ffor or Bayy Ar ea Fiber artist. Weaving “Navajo W eaving in the Present Pr esent TTense: eense: The Art of LLucy ucy Begay.” shows and Ellen Ellen Begay y..” Both sho ows Daily, 10amrun thru May 4. Daily y, 10am m5pm. San Jose.

TECH TE CH MU MUSEUM SEUM ”TTeechnology Benefiting ”Technology Humanity.” Mon-Wed, Humanity .” Ongoing. Mon-Wed, 9am9am-5pm and Thu-Sun, 9a am8pm. San Jose.

TRITON TRI TON MU MUSEUM SEUM OF AR ART T ““In In the th Raw: R N W New Work orkk by b Robert Chiarito.” Thru Jun 6. 11amTTue-Wed uue-Wed and Fri-Sun, 11am m11am-9pm. Closed 5pm. Thu, 11am9pm. Clos ed Clara. Mon. Santa Clar a.

GGalleries alleries OPENING OP ENING S I L I CO N V SILICON VALLEY A L L EY OPEN O PEN SSTUDIOS TUDIOS An annual mul multi-weekend ti-weekend check event allows visitors to ch eck artists out the studios of local art tists throughout valley.. Thiss thr oughout the valley greater week: Fri-Sat, the gr eater San area. Jose ar ea. See www .svos.oorg ffor or details on participatingg artists.

CONTINUING CONT INUING ALLIED A LLIED A ARTS RTS GGUILD UILD Anthony Montanino. Oil portraits courtyards pportr aits of the courtyar y dss and ffountains ountains ffeatured eatured at the Miller. Guild. Ongoing. YYvonne vonne Mi ller. jewelry.. Ongoing. Art and jewelry Park. Menlo P ark.

ANNO A NNO D DOMINI OMINI “Cloud EEmpire,” mpire,” a solo sho show ow by Dimitri Drjuchin of New YYork. oork. Thru May 22. San Jose.

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Paintings by Sar Paintings Saraa Cole and Rachel Lazo and collage by Gutierrez. LLuis uis Gutier rez. Thru May 15. San Jose.

“On On the he Edge,” Edge nnew ew pieces p eces by by Richard Gullion, R cha d G u on Chris Ch s Elliman E man and and Nozero. Wed-Sat, TTony ony N oze o W ed-Sa nnoon-6pm. oon-6pm SSan an Jose. ose

“Venice Ven ce SSquare, qua e a Photographic Pho og aph c CComparison ompa son oof Venice, Ven ce Italy a y and and Venice, V en ce California,” Ca o n a by by John ohn Eric E c Paulson. Apr. P au son Thru Th u A p San San Jose. ose

“Biomechanical W “Biomechanical Works,” orks,” ppaintings, aintings, sculptures sculptures and and prints prints Ron bbyy R on Earhart Earhart (Analog (Analog Tattoo). Tattoo). TThru hru Apr Apr 30. 30. SSan an JJose. ose.

KALEID K ALEID GALLERY GALLERY Works bbyy KKurtis Works urtis Rykovich Rykovich and and KKate ate SSaturday. aturday. TThru hru Apr Apr 30. 30. SSan an Jose. Jose.

MACLA M ACLA Annual Latino Annual Latino Art Art Auction Auction and and EExhibition. xhibition. Works Works show show thru thru May Wed-Thu, M ay 115. 5. W ed-Thu, noon-7pm noon-7pm aand nd FFri-Sat, ri-Sat, nnoon-5pm. oon-5pm. San San JJose. ose.


10am-5pm, Sat, 10am-5pm, Sat, noon-5pm. noon-5pm. SSan an JJose. ose.

SSLG LG A ART RT BOUTIKI BOUTIKI Artwork from Artwork from graphic graphic novel novel ““Doris Doris Danger” Danger ” by by Chris Chris Wisnia. Wisnia. Apr TThru hru A pr 330. 0. San San Jose. Jose.

SSOUTH OUTH FFIRST IRST BILLIARDS BILLIARDS “Bringing Back “Bringing Back the the Color!” Color!” works w orks bbyy John John Cloud, Cloud, Mike Mike KKjolhaug, jolhaug, Nicolas Nicolas Caesar Caesar and and LLina ina Ruelas. Ruelas. Thru Thru May May 31. 31. San San JJose. ose.


“Seasons,” works “Seasons,” works by by Arup Arup Biswas, B iswas, Brandy Brandy Brune, Brune, EElizabeth lizabeth Noerdlinger, Metzger N oerdlinger, EErna rna M etzger aand nd Robert Robert TTerrebonne. errebonne. TThru hru May Reception M ay 330. 0. R eception 55-7pm -7pm May Wed-Sun, M ay 55.. W ed-Sun, 110am-3pm. 0am-3pm. Redwood R edwood CCity. ity.

A ttalk alk about about child-rearing child-rearing by by tthe he author author of of “NurtureShock.” “NurtureShock.” TThu, hu, 7pm. 7pm. FFree, ree, but but RSVP RSVP aatt 650.868.0590. 650.868.0590. MenloMenloAtherton A therton Performing Performing Art Art Atherton. CCenter, enter, A therton.


The travel The travel writer writer and and Lurie Lurie Distinguished Writer D istinguished Visiting Visiting W riter sspeaks peaks for for the the Center Center for for Arts Wed, LLiterary iterary A rts event. event. W ed, 11pm: pm: Public P ublic Q&A. Q&A. 7pm: 7pm: Reading Reading and and bbooksigning. ooksigning. King King Library, Library, Rm Rm 2225-229, 25-229, San San JJose. ose.

““Jazz Jazz P Photo hoto Exhibition.” Exhibition.” W Works orks bbyy TTom om EEhrlich, hrlich, James James Know, Know, Andy Nozaka Walter A ndy N ozaka aand nd W alter Wagner. Presented W agner. P resented bbyy San San JJose ose Apr JJazz. azz. TThru hru A pr 30. 30. Second Second Floor, Floor, SSan an Jose. Jose.



“Bittersweet H “Bittersweet Harvest: arvest: The The Bracero Program, B racero P rogram, 11942-1964.” 942-1964.” Ann eexhibit A xhibit about about guest guest workers workers iinn tthe he valley. valley. Thru Thru May May 2. 2. SSan an JJose. ose.

A bbooksigning ooksigning appearance appearance by by tthe he author author of of “The “The Scent Scent of of the the Missing: M issing: Love Love and and Partnership Partnership With W ith a Search-and-Rescue Search-and-Rescue Dog.” D og.” Mon, Mon, 7pm. 7pm. Books Books Inc., Inc., TTown own & Country Country Village, Village, Palo Palo Alto. A lto.




“Seeing LLight.” “Seeing ight.” P Paintings aintings by by Nicole N icole Schmoelzer Schmoelzer based based oonn her her iinteractions nteractions with with tthe he Montalvo 6.. M ontalvo grounds. grounds. Thru Thru Jun Jun 6 TThu-Sun, hu-Sun, 11am-3pm. 11am-3pm. Saratoga. Saratoga.

MOHR M OHR GALLERY GALLERY “Urban A “Urban Animals,” nimals,” ppaintings aintings bbyy Gomez. EElizabeth lizabeth G omez. Thru Thru May May 330. 0. 6-8pm. 6 -8pm. Community Community SSchool chool of of Music M usic aand nd Art, Art, Mountain Mountain View. View.

OLIVE O LIVE HYDE HYDE ART ART GALLERY GALLERY Annual textile Annual textile show. show. TThru hru M May ay 115. 5. Fremont. Fremont.

SAN JJOSE SAN OSE INSTITUTE INSTITUTE OF OF ART CCONTEMPORARY ONTEMPORARY A RT “Work O “Work Out.” ut.” A llife-size ife-size paper paper rreplica eplica ooff a ggym; ym; an an installation installation bbyy LLibby ibby Black. Black. TThru hru Jun Jun 19. 19. ““Modesto Modesto CCovarrubias: ovarrubias: Liminal,” Liminal,” iinstallation nstallation piece piece by by San San Jose Jose nnative. ative. TThru hru Jul Jul 3. 3. “By “By a Thread.” Thread.” TThru hru May May 115. 5. “Cat “Cat Mazza: Mazza: TThe he Mill M ill Series.” Series.” A Night Night Moves Moves iinstallation nstallation with with vvideo ideo pixels pixels tturned urned into into sstitchery. titchery. Tue-Fri, Tue-Fri,

The wife The wife of of foreign foreign service service oofficer fficer Clifton Clifton Foster Foster talks talks aabout bout “Encounters: “Encounters: A Lifetime Lifetime SSpent pent CCrossing rossing CCultural ultural FFrontiers.” rontiers.” Thu, Thu, 7:30pm. 7:30pm. KKepler’s, epler ’s, Menlo Menlo Park. Park.

EELIZABETH LIZABETH GGEORGE EO RG E The author The author of of the the Inspector Inspector LLynley ynley series series talks talks about about “This “This Body B ody of of Death.” Death.” Mon, Mon, 7:30pm. 7:30pm. KKepler’s epler ’s Books, Books, Menlo Menlo Park. Park.

ATSURO A TSURO RILEY R I L EY The author The author of of “Romey’s “Romey’s Order” Order ” rreads eads for for a Poetry Poetry Center Center eevent. vent. TTue, ue, 7:30pm. 7:30pm. Free. Free. Art Art Object O bject Gallery, Gallery, San San Jose. Jose.

EEvents vents CALIFORNIA IINDIAN CALIFORNIA NDIAN MARKET M ARKET Native A Native American merican IIndian ndian cculture, ulture, ffestive estive costumes, costumes, art art and and a vvariety ariety ooff goods goods and and services services



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EEARTH A RT H D DAY AY CELEBRATION CELEBRATION With llots With ots of of family family activities, activities, workshops. iinclude nclude ccrafts rafts and and w orkshops. SSat, at, nnoon-3pm. oon-3pm. FFree. ree. Tiny Tiny Tots Tots Baby B aby Boutique, Boutique, Campbell. Campbell.

JJAPANESE APANESE ART ART AND AND CCULTURAL ULTURAL CENTER CENTER Opening ccelebration Opening elebration w with ith JJapanese apanese jjazz azz vocalist vocalist Saki Saki Kono. Kono. will TThe he nnew ew center center w ill offer offer classes classes iinn JJapanese apanese arts. arts. JJazz azz event event SSat, at, Open 77:30-9:30pm, :30-9:30pm, $20. $20. O pen house house SSat-Sun. at-Sun. 44334 334 Moorpark Moorpark Ave, Ave, SSan an JJose; ose; ssee ee w

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SARATOGA R SARATOGA ROTARY OTARY ART A RT SSHOW H OW More tthan More han 200 200 participating participating wine aartists, rtists, ffood ood and and w ine ttasting, asting, pplus lus crowning crowning of of the the Saratoga Saratoga winner. West IIdol dol w inner. Sun, Sun, 9am-5pm. 9am-5pm. W est Valley V alley CCollege, ollege, Saratoga. Saratoga.

WINE W INE A AND ND FFASHION AS H I O N A week week ooff ffashion ashion and and food food eevents vents iin n ddowntown owntown Los Los Gatos. Gatos. Plus P lus Wine Wine Walk Walk on on Sat, Sat, 3-6pm, 3-6pm, $35. $ 35. w

FFor or o K Kids ids LLISA ISA HARRISON HARRISON An eevent An vent ffor or yyoung oung readers readers with with tthe he author author ooff ““Alphas2: Alphas2: Movers Movers aand nd FFakers.” akers.” Sat, Sat, 44-6pm. -6pm. KKepler’s epler’s Books, Park. B ooks, Menlo Menlo P ark.

ORIKI O RIKI T THEATER HEATER African music African music aand nd ddance. ance. W Wed, ed, 2 aand nd 44pm. pm. FFree. ree. CCommunity ommunity SSchool chool of of Music Music and and Arts Arts Concert Concert Hall, Mountain H all, M ountain View. View.

RIDLEY R I D L EY P PEARSON E A RS O N An aappearance An ppearance by by aauthor uthor of of Disney ““Kingdom Kingdom Keepers Keepers III: III: D isney in in SShadows.” hadows.”Thu, Thu, 6pm. 6pm. KKepler’s epler’s Books, Park. B ooks, Menlo Menlo P ark.


‘La Rondine’ THE LATER Puccini opera that almost fell through the cracks got its local premiere from Opera San José last weekend. Not unlike the Strauss ballet Schlagobers, La rondine was a victim of bad timing; Puccini’s “summer romance” was composed in the run-up to World War I (and premiered during it at Monte Carlo), while the frothy Strauss, whose title means “whipped cream,” arrived just after the war when German theater was preoccupied with skyrocketing inflation, widespread poverty and atoning for national war guilt. The war weighed heavily on Puccini, who, upon accepting the commission, decided in favor of a fully scored opera instead of the operetta he had been asked for, suggesting either distraction or compromise or both. Unlike others of his operas, the big tune of Act 1—“Chi il bel sogno di Doretta poté indovinar?”—is not matched by another unforgettable melody later on. Nevertheless, Puccini delivers a worthy, entertaining and satisfying arc from the Parisian mistress Magda’s restless April 29, May 1, 4 hunger for true love to her resignation in the face of the and 7 at 8pm naive Ruggero’s rural standards of purity and virtue, in and May 2 and 9 1860s France. at 3pm Opera San José costumer Elizabeth Poindexter and set California Theatre designer Larry Hancock echoed that era. The cast featured on Sunday introduced Bosnian-born Jasmina Halimic, who, in the title role, like a swallow, must ultimately rejoin her Parisian “flock.” Initially, she is the lover of the wealthy, older Rambaldo (veteran Silas Elash) but falls in love with the unsophisticated Ruggero (resident Alexander Boyer). The soprano/tenor lovers have a counterpart in the poet Prunier (J. Raymond Meyers) and household maid Lisette (Jennie Litster). Apparently inspired in part by Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, Puccini finds all manner of opportunities to avail waltz tempos. This tilts the opera’s flavor toward dance. In Act 1, Prunier introduces his latest creation—“Doretta’s dream”—but breaks off having not yet finished it. Magda takes it up in the one scene from this opera that appears on recital programs. Halimic delivered a glamorous performance, allowing only slight evidence that this was her first time in the role. Boyer’s shy country boy remained sympathetic throughout. Meyers, in contrast, etched his more complex character with wit, impatience and a touch of deceit. Litster matched him at every turn while both provided an ideal foil for the “doomed” summer lovers.The big moment for the chorus and dancers was Act 2, set in Bullier’s dance hall. Lise la Cour provided vivid choreography. Stage director Jose Maria Condemi had everybody doing something all the time in that act but showed a fine emotional sensitivity in the intimate moments elsewhere. David Rohrbaugh and his orchestra provided a solid and colorful foundation.—JZfkkDXZ:c\ccXe[ 

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unhappily affianced to a Brazilian tycoon. It all gets sorted out during the flight to Brazil, which took longer in the 1930s than it does today; fortunately, Raymond’s plane is equipped with a grand piano so he can work on some songs (including “Orchids in the Moonlight”). As his accordionplaying “assistant loafer,” Fred

Astaire learns of a dance trend called “The Carioca,” which he’s taught by his partner Ginger Rogers. It was their first dance together onscreen. The famous finale—a dance review carried out on the wings of low-flying planes—suits Del Rio’s wish for “crazy beautiful happiness.”


HARRY BROWN (R; 102 min.) See review on page 58.

THE LOSERS (PG-13; 98 min.) Five framed ex-soldiers stuck in Bolivia head back to the United States to deal with the commanding officer who betrayed them. Zoe Saldana and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Comedian in The Watchmen) are slightly better than this comic-book adaptation deserves; there’s a new level of moral idiocy and emotional numbness in the freeze-framed death sequences and flaming teddy bears. The color is so digitally pumped, it’s fuzzy; when I cleaned my eyeglasses on my shirttail for a second, the film looked exactly the same out of focus as it did in focus. Chris Evans, supposedly our next Captain America, plays the buff, chin-cabbaged computer expert in one after another wacky T-shirt, which we’re supposed to stop and admire every time the gag repeats. That’s emblematic of the way this film works: supposed quick stateof-the-art editing just gives us five angles of everything we’ve already seen. One character asking for an exposition in laymen’s terms, “Say it again, only a lot slower and dumber,” sums up how Sylvain White directs. Easily the worst film made in Puerto Rico since Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster. (RvB)

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‘21 and a Wakeup’ ‘BASED ON real events—this is the way it was!” The title is military slang for “Three weeks, and I go home.” At Long Binh’s 24th Evac Hospital at the end of the Vietnam War, short-timer nurse Caitlin Murphy (Amy Acker, “Fred” from TV’s Angel) is embittered by the death of a close friend. She starts up an affair with a journalist but finds herself on a mission to fulfill the dead pal’s final wish. Director Chris McIntyre (Gang Warz, Stair of Jaipur) is a Vietnam vet, and the 25th anniversary of the fall of Saigon gives this a spot of relevance. )(Xe[X Archival footage, radio broadcasts and NXb\lg actual Vietnam locations (some at Hanoi’s Feature Film Studio No. 1) help (R), Directed and retain some shreds of authenticity against written by Chris clumsy exposition, rote and anachronistic McIntyre dialogue (“Nothin’ doing, sweetheart. It’s Opens Apr 30 @ Camera 3, San my way or the highway”) and little-theaterJose level acting, even by name stars: especially Faye Dunaway as the Hot Lips Houlihanish Maj. Rose Thorn.


The soundtrack is painful; another vocalist covering the grounded-for-life “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. The film reasserts the old melodramatic belief that a nurse’s business is falling in love and partying hard after-hours, as opposed to the more urgent life and death aspects of her day. Some help from Tom Sizemore in a small role as one of the Best and the Brightest.—Richard von Busack

(R) Samuel Bayer revisits the Freddy Krueger franchise with Jackie Earle Haley. (Opens Apr 30.)

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Revivals FLYING DOWN TO RIO/ LADY FOR A DAY (Both 1933) Playboy song-anddance man Gene Raymond loves big-eyed Dolores Del Rio, who is

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BILLED WITH Lady for a Day. An early Frank Capra hit about an elderly apple seller (May Robson) who puts on a charade to convince her daughter sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually a millionairess; a typical crowd of Damon Runyon gangsters (including Warren Williams) lend their talents to help. (Plays Apr 28-30 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.) (RvB)

GUN CRAZY/GILDA (1950/1946) Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen some smooth, pale and impassive actresses, but none is as genuinely skull-faced as Peggy Cummins. In

Gun Crazy, she plays the pocketsize trick-shooting artist Annie Laurie Starr; her eyes have the gleaming calm of a rabid animal deciding whom to bite ďŹ rst. She meets Bart Tare (John Dall)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;service vet, reform-school graduate and grade-A neuroticâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slain before she even pulls the trigger. And what follows is the very pinnacle of the doomed-lovers movie. In this essential ďŹ lm noir, Joseph H. Lewis (The Big Combo) combines nonchalant dialogue with het-up visuals, low-rent desert landscapes with the gleam of hot-lit studio photography. Here is the work of


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DEEP INTO Vivre Sa Vie, Jean-Luc Godardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1962 feature, Nana (Anna Karina), a young woman who has turned to prostitution, engages in a long conversation with an elderly man (French philosopher Brice Parain). They soon reach the meat of much of Godardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ lmmaking: the impossibility of untangling thought and language. To speak (and in Godardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case, to speak in conjunction with moving images) is fatal, the philosopher says, but we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t live without speaking. Vivre Sa Vie is full of speaking. We see Nana and her estranged boyfriend from behind at a cafe counter dissecting their relationship. An unidentiďŹ ed narrator recites facts about prostitution. Always looking for ways to interrupt the normal expectations of narrative, Godard stops the spoken dialogue and substitutes subtitles; sometimes, all music, all talk, all background noises suddenly cease.


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an artisan, staying up late ďŹ guring out ways to make a movie unique while stripping it down. BILLED WITH Gilda. Man-killer Rita Hayworth prowls a South American casino and puts the make on Glenn Ford, who hasâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;as this movie suggestsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a previous romantic commitment to George Macready. Hayworth (sublime in her shoulderless gown) is hard to argue with. (Plays May 1-4 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.) (RvB)

TITANIC (1997) A new look will be instructive. Thirteen years of CGI improvement isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to be kind to this epic hit; even at the time, the exterior of the great ship looked plastic and unreal against a tinted ďŹ re-engine-orange sunset. One remembers the story: posh society, in the form of Rose (Kate Winslet), and scrappy workingclass, Jack (Leonard DiCaprio), are united in a romance that ďŹ guratively tears the ship apart. The screenplay is sievelike, with lines like Roseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s put-down (â&#x20AC;&#x153;You unimaginable bastard!â&#x20AC;?) to her vicious ďŹ ance, Cal (Billy Zane); voice-overs that let us know how our heroine is feeling, so she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to emote. The images of the water creeping up or lunging through the glass, leaving people as pale-blue frozen angels, have some punch. (Plays Apr 30May 1 at 7pm, May 2 at 1pm in San Jose at the Retro Dome.) (RvB)

NILES FILM MUSEUM Apr 28: Corked! (2009) Ross Cleneden and Paul Hawleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s independent mockumentary satire of the world of Sonoma Valley wines and wine-tasting. (Plays April 28 in Fremont at the Edison Theatre.) (RvB)

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(PG; 109 min.) The Alice-like Coraline by Henry Selick, with its tiny locked chambers and prowling sardonic cat, still feels like magic. Tim Burtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alice in Wonderland is more of a fashion show and a forced march. Screenwriter Linda Woolverton (Beauty and the Beast) is sensibly trying to do a Wicked on the famous tale, complete with rivalry between witchy queens: the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) and the ghostly yet sugary White Queen (Anne Hathaway). The now 19-yearold Alice (Mia Wasikowska) is meant to quest for good in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Underland,â&#x20AC;? a place she misremembered as Wonderland. A touch of romance arises between her and the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp). Deppâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s


THE BACK-UP PLAN (PG-13; 104 min.) A new kind of dreadful. Jennifer Lopez plays Zoe, a Manhattan boutique pet-store owner who has decided to have a turkey-baster babe. Shortly after insemination, she meets Stan (Alex Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Loughlin, combining the least interesting elements of Dermot Mulroney and Keanu Reeves). The typical romcom hunk has been greenwashed here; Stan runs a gourmet cheese stall and has a herd of goats upstate. He apparently milks them through osmosis, because the farm goes on the backburner. The movie is a bizarre mix of the bland, expensive and clinical, yet Zoe goes into labor with perfect makeup on. No relief by Michaela Watkins as Zoeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best pal, a bitter housewife; her four kids seem to be raising themselves, like Zoeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pets and Stanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goats. (RvB)

DEATH AT A FUNERAL (R; 90 min.) Danny Glover, Martin Lawrence and Keith David star in Neil LaButeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remake of the British comedy about mishaps bedeviling a funeral. Peter Dinklage reprises his cofďŹ n-stufďŹ ng role from the original.

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID (PG; 120 min.) A live-action adaptation of the graphic novel by Jeff Kinney about life in middle school. Stars Zachary Gordon.

elbowed aside by fraudulence and hucksterism on a Dali-level scale. Inevitably, hype, pandering and foolishness replaced the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sacred tools of silence, exile and cunning. (RvB)

THE GHOST WRITER (PG-13, 128 min.) Roman Polanskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s freezer-burned comedy/thriller concerns former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, excuse me, Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), who has settled in a ghoulish modernist bunker of a seaside house to ďŹ nish up his memoirs. The witty script has it that the PM got a $10 million advance for an absolutely unpublishable book. Enter a hired writer named the Ghost (Ewan McGregor). Meanwhile, the PMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sexy shrew of a wife, Ruth (Olivia Williams), noses out her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s affair with his assistant (Kim Cattrall). One admires how much Polanski got out of two TV hobgoblins like Cattrall and Jim Belushi, as a swinish publisher who conducts himself like Lex Luthor. The surprise in this plot is revealed through some expertly played Boston Brahmin threat by Tom Wilkinson. Yet The Ghost Writer is a typical old directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s movie: slow, morbid, never quite sexy enough and full of self-reference. Trapping us in the house is a classic maneuver of Polanski; leaving us there is something like an act of forgetfulness. (RvB)

HOT TUB TIME MACHINE (R; 100 min.) Sublime, but not dainty. Due to a wormhole, observed

by a hot tub repairman or a Time Lord or something (Chevy Chase), three idiots (Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry and the ever soulful John Cusack) are transported back to their happier past at a ski resort in 1986. Accidentally transported with them is 24-year-old Jacob (the hilarious Clark Duke), a depressed middle-aged-man-in-training whose life may depend on the events of the night to come. Certainly the funniest and grimiest ďŹ lm since The Hangover, but Hot Tub Time Machineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s editing is ruthless, almost to the point of resembling a comingattractions reel. Rather than looking like a frenzied mess, however, it is more like there was some brilliant four-hour version that was cut down to a ragged but right shape. Cusack and Corddry do things here that you will still be laughing about 10 years from now: examples being Corddryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s violent unplugging of himself from a hospital bed or Cusackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monologue about the day life went wrong for him, a tale as funny as the story in Gremlins about the Santa who ruined Christmas. (RvB)

KICK-ASS (R; 113 min.) Dave, a home-brewed costumed vigilante (Aaron Johnson), meets up with real professionals in the ďŹ eld: a Batman and Robinâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; esque father-and-daughter team (Nicolas Cage, and the excellent Chloe Moretz, who was the wise little girl in (500) Days of Summer). Entertaining in parts, but director Matthew Vaughn has no feeling for the romance and mystery and





EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP (Unrated, 87 min.) A highlight of ďŹ lm in 2010. The documentaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actual subject isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t street art per se, or even the career of the director, the elusive grafďŹ tist Banksy. Instead, director Banksy narrates a truelife parable about the career of a boutique owner named Thierry Guetta. Guetta is a friendly, muttonchopped (and slightly muttonheaded) L.A. boutique owner whose video documentation of a covert scene led to his becoming a celebrity artist named â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Brainwash.â&#x20AC;? Banksyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s art has soul as well as easily accessible political content. He takes on well-guarded subjects of oppression, from the British pound note to the Israeli security wall. Exit Through the Gift Shop is about anonymous craftsmanship eclipsed by the sun-gun of self-publicity, of illegal attacks on consensus reality,

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marvelous ďŹ&#x201A;exibility comes through clearly, through the unsettling makeup. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a helpless Burton fan, but the colors here arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t state of the art, and compared to Coralineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solitude and thoughtfulness the ďŹ nale turns out to be familiar dragon slaying; ultimately, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just Alice who has been here before. (RvB)

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LA MISSION (R; 1 hr., 53 min.) Che (Benjamin Bratt) is an SF Muni conductor, a hobby mechanic and an ex-con, single-parenting his son, Jesse (Jeremy Ray Valdez). What he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know is that Jesse has a secret lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and a boyfriend who lives in St. Francis Wood. Cheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outright rage at his sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sexuality is tempered by the attentions of his lovely new neighbor Lena (Erika Alexander). Any positive representation of Aztlan has to be applauded; the scenes of highly polished lowriders gliding through the Mission make their own statement of beauty and pride. Bratt is the deďŹ nition of movie-star gravity: a man doing nothing but thinking about stuff and making it look interesting. The ďŹ lm, then,


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is a celebration of San Francisco. Problem is, San Francisco may be San Francisco, but it is still a city. So some hard-to-credit idealization mixes uneasily with real, streetlevel violence. La Mission is a kind of overexempliďŹ ed view of San Francisco as a city of healing and refuge: a vision of a place where everyone is wounded, and almost everyone heals each other. (RvB)

NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS (Unrated; 101 min.) The Iranian musical docudrama follows the Iranian duo of Ashkan Koshanejad and Negar Shaghaghi from the real-life act Take It Easy Hospital; they play â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ashkanâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Negar,â&#x20AC;? a couple trying to pick up a band to awake some interest in Europe. The two meet and greet with other musicians; we see the range of illegal and semilegal rock music going on, despite the morality police. We do get one view of a solo female vocalist: an unidentiďŹ ed singer with a throb in her voice singing a love song with lyrics rich with SuďŹ style symbolism. Her music is more haunting than anything in the ďŹ lm, but I doubt if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ever ďŹ nd out who she is: the camera keeps her face, as well as the in-legal-peril audience, in a halo of out-of-focus haze. (RvB)

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THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES (R; 127 min.) Elegant but staid murder mystery nibbles around the edges of the Dirty War. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Forget it, Jacobo, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Argentinatownâ&#x20AC;? view: the search for justice evaporating in 1974 Buenos Aires, with present-day sequences to frame a reopened investigation. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leavened by a ďŹ ne Mulder and Scully anti-romance between an attractive female criminal investigator, Irene (Soledad Villamil), and her attractively crumbling, Mastroiannish male assistant, Benjamin (Ricardo DarĂ­n). The ďŹ lm is as restless and jokey as a cop procedural show; every scene is on the mark, but there arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough counterpoints to the assured ďŹ&#x201A;ow of the story. The slick, vengeance-is-mine punch line isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t very impressive either. (RvB)



League team who made it to the world series in Williamsport in 1957. The reason to watch a movie about Little League is the same reason the league exists in the ďŹ rst place: talent spotting. None of the kids here are huge standouts, but director William Dear has a ďŹ ne adult cast: the very interesting Clifton Collins Jr. as the reluctant adult who turns the kids into a team; Cheech Marin, serious and warm, as the local priest; Bruce McGill as a well-fed rep of the major leagues; and Louis Gossett Jr. as a janitor with a remarkable past. Emilie de Raven (the murdered girl in Brick) is a standout as a salty reporter. (RvB)





(R; 105 min.) The Edgerton brothersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; deadfall story has the ingenuity and simplicity of classic ďŹ lm noir. The local-backwater scene and the ambience of corrupt real estate development reminds one a little of John D. Macdonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Florida. But the opening (a pair of dogs leering, with tongues out, at an adulterous couple getting it on in a midsized sedan) could be nowhere but Oz. Construction supervisor Ray Yale (David Roberts, excellent at portraying moral corrosion) is putting up a small honeymoon resort. Yale is distracted by an illicit romance with a slim, brown-eyed married lady Carla (Claire Van Der Boom), whose husband is a surly mullethead (Anthony Hayes) who drives a tow truck. Carla discovers that her mullethead is concealing a dufďŹ&#x201A;e bag full of loot. The Square matches gritty 1970s visuals with some reďŹ&#x201A;ections of new cinematic styles. In some respects, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a trad Australian cinematic lament for the spoiling of the land. (RvB)

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been ssound. ound. ““I’ve I’ve aalways lways be en an n eeclectic clectic Laflen. ssongwriter, onggwriter,” ssays ays L aflen. ““Sloppy Sloppy Saddle” Up” band’s S ad ddle” aand nd ““Hold Hold U p” [[the the b an nd’s diametrically ttwo wo iinstrumentals] nstrumentals] aare re d iametrically opposed. o pposed.” Then, off ccourse, was T hen, o ourse, tthere here w ass tthe he name. All were n am me. A ll tthree hree w ere tthrowing hrowing iideas deas were other aaround. round. ““We We w ere eemailing mailing eeach ach o ther day, make other eevery very d ay, ttrying ryying tto om ak ke eeach ach o ther Burchfield. Finally, Laflen llaugh, au ugh,” ssays ays B urchfield. F inally, L aflen out Slack Sons off tthrew hrew o ut ““The The S lacck JJawed awed S ons o Bitches” would B itches” ((“Them” “Them” w ould ccome ome llater). ater). Okubo was O kubo lloved oved iit—“I t—“I w aass llike, ike, ‘‘How How ccan an not hee ssays—but hee h had iitt n ot be tthat?’ hat?’ h ays—but h ad d others. a ttough ough ttime ime cconvincing onvincing tthe he o thers. had but ““II h ad d ffriends riends ssaying, aying, ‘‘Anything Anything b ut anything but tthat, hat, an nything b ut tthat!’” hat!’” rremembers emembers Burchfield. Naysayers know B urchfield. N aysayers sshould hould k now Laflen and Okubo originally tthat hatt L aflen an nd O kubo o riginallly flirted with playing Fart Pod fl irted w ith p laying ass ““the the F art P od Five, all F ive,” aand nd aask sk iif, f, al ll tthings hings cconsidered, onsidered, out name tthey hey ccame ame o ut aall ll rright ight iin n tthe he n ame department. d epartment. The was byy T he ggroup roup w as cchampioned ham mpioned b Caravan booker Rachel Warner C arravan nb ooker R achel W arner uss w wee w were ((“Rachel “Raacchel ttold old u ere ggreat reat eeven ven when wee ssucked, Burchfield), w hen w ucked,” ssays ays B urchfield), but aand nd ffound ound ssuccess uccess tthere here b ut Blank aalso lso ggot ot ssupport upport ffrom rom tthe he B lank Club Nahui C lub aand nd ttastemakers asstemakers llike ike N ahui Langoretta. quintessential L angoretta. ““He’s He’s tthe he q uintessential downtown Okubo. ccool ool d owntown gguy, uy,” ssays ays O kubo. up him was ““Getting Getting tthe he tthumbs humbs u p ffrom rom h im w as Still, Laflen iimportant. mportant.” S till, L aflen ffelt elt ssomething omething was missing. Hee w wasn’t w as m issing. H aassn’t yet yet cconfident onfiden ntt his went iin nh is vvocals, ocalls, sso o tthey hey w ent ssearching earching member. But off a ffor or a ffourth ourth m ember. B ut iinstead nstead o up with vvocalist, ocalist, tthey hey eended nded u pw ith a llap ap ssteel teel player, Vaughan, who was much p layer, JJohn ohn V aughan, w ho w as m uch older off tthe band. o lder tthan han tthe he rrest est o he b an nd. 65, but ““He He ssaid, aid, ‘‘I’m I’m 6 5, b ut I rrock, ock,” Okubo don’t O kubo ssays. ays. ““II ssaid, aiid, ‘‘We We d on’t ccare are ar h how ow o old ld yyou ou aare, re, w wee jjust ust ccare are iiff yyou ou Our better with rrock. ock.’ O ur llive ive sshows hows aare re b etter w ith him. Some off o our are pretty h im. S ome o ur ssongs ongs ar re p retty heavy, punk h eavy, tthey’re hey’re ffast ast aand nd p unk rrock, ock, kids him aand nd tthe he k ids aare re llooking ooking at at h im aand nd ssaying, aying, ‘‘This This guy guy is is old old enough enough to to be be myy ggrandpa. And he’s doing m randpa.’ A nd h e’s d oing sstuff tuff Hendrix. tthat’s hatt’s llike ike JJimi imi H endrix.” brings ““He He b rings tthe he rreal eall ccool ool tto o tthe he band, Laflen. b an nd,” ssays ays L aflen.

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Battle of the Bands Friday, 7pm, SJSU Event Center; $10 April Chase will represent the home team in the Bay Area CAN Battle of the Bands. Finalists from preliminary rounds held at other universities around the Bay Area will also compete. The event is the brainchild of the Event Center’s Jennifer Sheenan, who got Stanford, UC-Berkeley, UC–Santa Cruz, Santa Clara University and others on board for a mostly student-managed organization called the Bay Area Campus Activities Network, for which this is the inaugural event. (Web special: Steve Palopoli profiles April Chase,

Cef Ramon’s Talking Blues Sunday, 2–6pm, SJSU Theater; $5 JC Smith headlines the official pre-party for the 30th annual Metro Fountain Blues Festival (which takes place May 8). The afternoon will also feature talks on the blues and performances from Maxx Cabello Jr., Bob Gonzalez from Syndicate of Sound, Stan Erhart, Amy Lou, Aki Kumar and Mark Fenichel.

Emerald Hill April 28 at 9pm, the Blank Club San Jose; free Emerald Hill is part of a growing legion of eclectic South Bay bands that defy tidy description. Featuring vocals from Rosa Leonardo, backed by Tim Smudski and Kyle Drury and whatever instruments they can get their hands on at the time, they demonstrate that acoustic indie rock can be stranger than Iron & Wine and Bon Iver would lead you to believe.


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Fri: Junkshaker. Fri: Junkshaker. Sat: Sat: 110 0 ttilil 22.. SSan an Jose. Jose.


Wed: W ed: JJCC Smith. Smith. FFri, ri, 9:30pm: 9:30pm: JC JC 9:30pm: SSmith. mith. $10. $10. SSat, at, 9 :30pm: SSage. age. $10. $ 10. Los Los Gatos. Gatos.


Wed, 8pm: Wed, 8pm: Travis Travis M Meeks eeks ooff Days Days Red ooff the the New, New, Nova, Nova, R ed SSunday, unday, Nova. SScott cott Rose Rose aand nd CCherry herry N ova. TThu: hu: Marcus CCorrine orrine M arcus aand nd tthe he Kindred Kindred SSpirits. pirits. SSanta anta CClara. lara.

THE T HE B BLANK LANK CCLUB LU B Wed, 9pm: Wed, 9pm: Emerald Emerald H Hill, ill, Crash Crash Bang Ghosts B ang Boom, Boom, G hosts in in the the Aquaducts. 9pm: A quaducts. FFree. ree. FFri, ri, 9 pm: LLove ove Vigilantes Reptile House. V igilantes aand nd R eptile H ouse. $10. $ 10. SSat, at, 9pm: 9pm: Moon Moon CCadillac, adillac, May $7.7. SSan M ay Monster. Monster. $ an JJose. ose.

BOSWELL’S B OSWELL’S Wed: JJack Wed: ack Ripoff. Ripoff. Thu: Thu: Chill Chill Sauce. Sauce. FFri: ri: Bitchin’ Bitchin’ CCamaros. amaros. CCampbell. ampbell.

Fri, 9pm: Fri, 9pm: Control Control Freak. Freak. Sat, Sat, 9pm: 9pm: Northern Bird N orthern Son, Son, B ird by by Bird Bird and and Musical M usical CCharis. haris. Cupertino. Cupertino.

FFIREHOUSE IREHOUSE GRILL GRILL SSun: un: Jeff Jeff Hinkin Hinkin Band. Band. Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

NETO’S N E TO ’ S M MARKET& ARKET& GGRILL RILL Sat: Tinman, Sat: Tinman, 6 6:30-10:30pm. :30-10:30pm. SSanta anta CClara. lara.

NICKEL N ICKEL CITY CITY Fri, 7pm: Fri, 7pm: CuddleFest CuddleFest 2010 2010 w/ w/ Pteradon, SShinobu, hinobu, P teradon, Hard Hard Girls, Girls, Good tthe he Albert Albert Square, Square, G ood Hustle. Hustle. $8. 6pm: $ 8. Sat, Sat, 6 pm: Last Last One One Standing, Standing, Hometown. H ometown. $8. $8. San San Jose. Jose.

RED R ED R ROCK OCK COFFEE COFFEE CCO. O. Fri, 8 Fri, 8pm: pm: Colin Colin Carthen. Carthen. SSat, at, 8pm: 8pm: Not N ot aan n Airplane, Airplane, iindie ndie ccountry. ountry. Mountain View. M ountain V iew.

THE T HE R REFUGE EFUGE Sat, 6 Sat, 6pm: pm: W Wee SShot hot tthe he M Moon, oon, A Four Four Star Star Affair, Affair, Assemble Assemble Dance Heart tthe he Skyline, Skyline, D ance My My H eart Paris Moon. $12. aand nd P aris to to tthe he M oon. $ 12. CCupertino. upertino.

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PARRANDA P A R R A N DA N NIGHTCLUB I G H TC LU B Thu, 9pm9pm-2am: 2am: Banda 300. cover.. Plus DJ Akustik. No cover

Fri, 8pm-2am: 8pm-2am: Norteño. Sunnyvale.

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CCASCAL AS C A L SSat, at, 8:30-11:30pm: 8:30-11:30pm:

FFri: ri: Dave Dave Rocha Rocha Trio. Trio. Hotel Hotel de de Anza, A nza, SSan an Jose. Jose.

JJ.J.’S .J.’S BLUES BLUES CAFE CAFE Wed: W ed: SSuska. uska. TThu: hu: JJimmy immy


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DIVE D IVEBAR BAR Wed, 8pmWed, 8pm-2am: 2am: Karaoke. Karaoke. San Jose.

Dewrance. Fri: Dewrance. Fri: Nothin Nothin but but TTrouble, rouble, Bohler. KKaye aye B ohler. $$10. 10. San San Jose. Jose.

JJZCOOL ZCOOL EEATERY ATERY Thu, 6 Thu, 6-9pm: -9pm: EEckstein ckstein Q Quartet. uartet. 6:30-9:30pm: FFri, ri, 6 :30-9:30pm: JJudicious udicious JJazz azz Quartet. 6:30pm: Guest Q uartet. SSat, at, 6 :30pm: G uest Menlo Park. bbands. ands. M enlo P ark.

MARQS M ARQS IIN NM MENLO E N LO Wed, W ed, 8 8pm: pm: B Barton arton TTyler. yler. TThu, hu, 8pm: Park. 8pm: Macy 8 pm: KKelly elly P ark. FFri, ri, 8 pm: M acy Blackman. Menlo Park. B lackman. M enlo P ark.

POOR P OOR H HOUSE OUSE B BISTRO I ST R O Wed, W ed, 6 6pm: pm: R Ron on TThomson homson aand nd 6pm: Price FFriends. riends. TThu, hu, 6 pm: LLara ara P rice with 6pm: Bob w ith YYesterdays. esterdays. FFri, ri, 6 pm: B ob Welsh 6pm: W elsh Blues Blues Band. Band. Sat, Sat, 6 pm: Andy A ndy SSantana. antana. SSun, un, nnoon-3pm: oon-3pm: Mayo CCinco inco ddee M ayo LLatin atin JJazz azz Brunch w/ David B runch w /D avid LLadd add aand nd tthe he Downtown Allstars. 6pm: D owntown A llstars. TTue, ue, 6 pm: Open Mic Night. O pen M ic N ight. SSan an JJose. ose.

ALEX’S A LEX’S 49ER 49ER INN INN Mon-Sat, 9pm-2am: Mon-Sat, 9pm-2am: KKaraoke. araoke. SSan an Jose. Jose.


WINE W INE A AFFAIRS FFAIRS Wed: W ed: LLoren oren D Davidson, avidson, ttropical ropical music. Russell Barber Blues m usic. TThu: hu: R ussell B arber B lues Duo. D uo. SSan an JJose. ose.




BLUE B LU E M MAX AX Fri-Sat, 9 Fri-Sat, 9pm-1:30am: pm-1:30am: KKaraoke. araoke. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

BLUE B LU E P PHEASANT H E A SA N T TTue, ue, 7pm: 7pm: SSteve teve Tiger. Tiger. CCupertino. upertino.

KHARTOUM K H A RT O U M BOGART’S B OGART’S LLOUNGE OUNGE Wed, Fri, Wed, Fri, SSun, un, 8pm-2am: 8pm-2am: KKaraoke. araoke. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.


Thu, 9pm: DJ Thomas “Soulman.” Sunnyvale.


BRITANNIA ARMS BRITANNIA ARMS ALMADEN A LMADEN Sun, 10pm, Sun, 10pm, and and W Wed, ed, 110pm: 0pm: DJJ H Hank. Mon, 9pmKKaraoke. araoke. D ank. M on, 9 pmmidnight: m idnight: Beerpong. Beerpong. Tue, Tue, 7:30pm: 7:30pm: Pub P ub Stumpers. Stumpers. San San Jose. Jose.


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Thu: M Thu: Melissa elissa aand nd Heather. Heather. SSanta anta CClara. lara.

Wed-Sat, W ed-Sat, 9 9pm: pm: KKaraoke. araoke. TTue, ue, 9pm: 9 pm: KKaraoke. araoke. SSan an JJose. ose.


Fri, 6:30-10:30pm: 6:30-10:30pm: Bands with live karaoke. karaoke. Santa Clara. Clara.

Wed, W ed, 9 9pm: pm: W Wild ild aatt H Heart. eart. TThu-Fri, hu-Fri, 9pm: Diablo Road. 9 pm: D iablo R oad. FFremont. remont.


Thu, 9pm: Davey K. No cover. cover. CCampbell. ampbell.

TTue: ue: D DJJ Davey Davey K. K. CCampbell. ampbell.

Mon-Tue, 9:30pm: Mon-Tue, 9:30pm: KKaraoke. araoke. CCupertino. upertino.

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THE T HE GOOSETOWN GOOSETOWN LOUNGE LO U N G E Fri-Sun, 9:30pm-1:30am: 9:30pm-1:30am: KKaraoke. araoke. Willow Glen.


Fri, 8 Fri, 8-10pm: -10pm: R Rick ick SShea hea aand nd 8-10pm: TTom om CCorbett. orbett. SSat, at, 8 -10pm: JJary ary Maurice. Doug M aurice. SSun, un, 77pm: pm: D oug YYoung oung aand nd FFriends. riends. SSanta anta CClara. lara.

Wed, 9pm: Wed, 9pm: KKaraoke araoke N Night. ight. Milpitas. M ilpitas.

Mon & W Mon Wed-Thu, ed-Thu, 8 8pm: pm: Karaoke. Karaoke. Noo cover. N cover. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.




BLINKY’S B LINKY’S CCAN’T AN’T SAY SAY FFri, ri, 9 9pm: pm: D Danielle. anielle. SSanta anta CClara. lara.

Sat, 8 Sat, 8pm: pm: N Not ot aan nA Airplane, irplane, iindie ndie Mountain View. ccountry. ountry. M ountain V iew.

Sun: M Sun: Mike ike LLeatherman. eatherman. CCampbell. ampbell.

TTue-Sat, ue-Sat, 9pm-2am, 9pm-2am, aand nd llast ast SSun un ooff eevery very month, month, 2-7pm: 2-7pm: B&S B&S KKaraoke. araoke. CCampbell. ampbell. Thu-Sat, 9pm: Thu-Sat, 9pm: U Uncle ncle D Dougie ougie SShow. how. No No cover. cover. San San Jose. Jose.

Sun, TTue, Sun, ue, 77:30pm: :30pm: M Modesto odesto Briseno Willow Glen. B riseno SSeptet. eptet. W illow G len. Thu, 77-9pm: Thu, -9pm: D Don on B Balistreri. alistreri. FFree. ree. SSat, at, 77-9:30pm: -9:30pm: JJazz. azz. SSan an JJose. ose.


Mon, 8 Mon, 8pm-midnight: pm-midnight: Karaoke Karaoke Monday. Hosted M onday. H osted bbyy KKJJ Whirl. Whirl. SSanta anta CClara. lara.



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CCARDINAL ARDINAL LLOUNGE OUNGE Mon, Wed, Mon, Wed, 9pm-1am: 9pm-1am: D DJJ CCurtis. urtis. Noo cover. Western N cover. TTue, ue, 9pm: 9pm: W estern Noo ccover. kkaraoke. araoke. N over. SSan an JJose. ose.

OASIS O AS I S Wed, W ed, Fri, Sat, 9pm-1:30am: 9pm-1:30am: Doug. Sunnyvale.

OFFICE O FFICE B BAR AR Sun, 7pm-midnight, and Fri, Sat, 9pm-2am: 9pm-2am: Karaoke. Karaoke. View.. Mountain View

PEACOCK P EACOCK LLOUNGE OUNGE Thu, 9pm: DJ Brian. Sun, 9pm: DJ and karaoake. karaoake. Tue, Tuue, 9pm: DJ, DJ, dancing, karaoke. karaoke. Sunnyvale.

PIONEER P IONEER SALOON SA L O O N TTue, uue, 8:30pm-midnight: Acoustic A coustic karaoke karaoke w/ Sam Woodside. Marshall. W oodside.



Wed, 9:30pm: Wildside Wed, Entertainment. No cover. cover. Clara. S t Clar Santa Cl a.

TTue ue & TThu, hu, 9 9pm-1am: pm-1am: B Brian rian Palo Alto. JJames. ames. P alo A lto.



TTue, uue, 9pm: Sherrie Sherrie and Sue. No cover.. Sunnyvale. cover

Wed: G Wed: Guitar uitar H Hero ero TTournament ournament pplus lus kkaraoke. araoke. 9pm-1am: Karaoke. TThu, hu, 9 pm-1am: Ka raoke. SSanta anta CClara. lara.

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Cinco Festivities EVERY Cinco de Mayo, Silicon Valley residents come together to commemorate and celebrate the region’s Mexican heritage. The celebrating often starts early, with a convenient Sunday doing duty for the actual benchmark of May 5. Thousands of San Jose locals join in a downtown celebration of Cinco de Mayo 2010 this Sunday, May 2, sponsored by the San Jose chapter of the 6B:G>86C <>;DGJB  . Festivities include arts and crafts, traditional costumes, lowrider cars, charro horses, floats, marching bands and food. A parade kicks off the day at 10am on Market Street between Santa Clara and San Carlos; the festival takes place at Discovery Meadows and costs $2/$5. Live performances include Malo with Jorge Santana, Tortilla Soup and Lava. :A?6G9>CI:FJ>A676G    at Santana Row honors Cinco de Mayo with a threeday Mexican fair featuring live music, carnival games and a giant piñata. May 5–8, 5–9pm. JC>K>H>DCG69>D  hosts a Cinco de Mayo Festival at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. Sun, 11:30am–6pm.

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Wed, 110pm-1:30am: Wed, 0pm-1:30am: D DJJ Purple. Purple. Palo Alto. P alo A lto.

Thu, 9 Thu, 9:30pm-1:30am: :30pm-1:30am: KKaraoke. araoke. SSunnyvale. unnyvale.

Wed, W ed, 9 9:30pm: :30pm: R Rock ock B Band and Night. KKaraoke araoke N ight. SSan an JJose. ose.




Thu, Fri, Thu, Fri, 8 8:30pm: :30pm: U Uncle ncle D Dougie ougie SShow. how. SSan an JJose. ose.

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ALBERTO’S A L B E RT O ’ S Wed, 7:30pm: Wed, 7:30pm: Latin. Latin. Bachata Bachata llessons essons at at 77:30pm; :30pm; ssocial ocial ddance ance at at 99:30pm. :30pm. With With PPantea. antea. TTue ue aand nd TThu: hu: SSalsa alsa W With ith PPantea. antea. Lessons Lessons aatt 7:10 7:10 aand nd 8:15pm. Dancing 8 :15pm. D ancing at at 99:30pm. :30pm. Night. Reggaeton, SSat: at: Latin Latin N ight. R eggaeton, ccumbia, umbia, merengue merengue and and more. m ore. SSun-Mon, un-Mon, 5pm: 5pm: Tango. Tango. Argentine A rgentine style. style. Mountain Mountain VView. iew.

AVALON A VALON Ongoing: DJs Ongoing: DJs and and llive ive m music. usic. 221+. 1+. Santa Santa Clara. Clara.

AZUCAR A ZUCAR TTue: ue: B Beats eats and and Beer Beer Pong Pong w/ w /M Mike ike JJones ones and and $2 $2 tacos. tacos. SSan an JJose. ose.

BA BACK CK BAR BAR Thu, 9:30pm: Thu, 9:30pm: W Waterland. aterland. $5-$15. EElectro lectro ddance ance pparty. arty. $ 5-$15. SSan an JJose. ose.

BRANHAM B RANHAM LO LOUNGE UNGE Wed: H Wed: Humpday. umpday. Thu: Thu: DJ DJ and and Karaoke. Ka raoke. SSat: at: DJ DJ Jazzy Jazzy and and DJ DJ CChaos. haos. Mon: Mon: DJ DJ and and Karaoke. Karaoke. $22 TTuesdays. TTue: ue: $ uesdays. San San Jose. Jose.

Sue. Mon: Sue. Mon: M Marathon arathon M Mons. ons. VJJ sspins. Off V pins. TTue: ue: TTake ake iitt O ff TTuesdays. uesdays. SSan an JJose. ose.

DIVE D IVE BA BAR R Sat: R Sat: Rhythm hythm SSaturdays. aturdays. SSun: un: Mix M ix TTape ape SSundays. undays. SSan an JJose. ose.

FAHRENHEIT U FAHRENHEIT ULTRA LTRA LOUNGE LO UNGE Wed, 9 Wed, 9pm-close: pm-close: TThe he LLounge. ounge. 9pm-close: TThu, hu, 9 pm-close: FFortune ortune Rotating 550/50. 0/50. FFri ri aand nd SSat: at: R otating Parties. 9pm-close: P arties. Tue, Tue, 9 pm-close: CCollege ollege Night. Night. San San Jose. Jose.

GGOOSE OOSE LO LOONEY’S ONEY’S FFri, ri, SSat: at: Old Old School. School. Milpitas. Milpitas.

MOTIF M OTIF Fri: TThe Fri: he CCove ove w w/ /M Melissa elissa Arroyo DJs. Black A rroyo aand nd D Js. SSat: at: B lack Ball B all 33.. San San Jose. Jose.

PARRANDA P ARRANDA N NIGHTCLUB IGHTCLUB Thu, 8 Thu, 8pm: pm: D DJJ A Akustik. kustik. FFri, ri, 8pm DJJ M Mayo. 8pm: DJJ 8 pm D ayo. SSat, at, 8 pm: D Mayo DJJ A Akustik. M ayo aand nd D kustik. SSun, un, Beat. 77pm: pm: LLatin atin B eat. Sun, Sun, 9pm: 9pm: Night.. SSonidero onidero N ight.. Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale.

PEARL P EARL Fri: G Fri: Gold old D Digger, igger, w/ w/ model model LLoredana oredana JJolle. olle. SSat: at: High High Definition D efinition w/ w/ DJ DJ Slick Slick D aand nd DJJ R Romeo D omeo Reyes. Reyes. San San Jose. Jose.

TOON’S TO ON’S Wed: D Wed: DJJ St Stretch. retch. Thu: Thu: D DJJ TTito. ito. DJJ CClassic. DJJ Tito. FFri: ri: D lassic. SSat: at: D Tito. Hip-hop SSun: un: H ip-hop sshowcase. howcase. Mon: Armando. M on: A rmando. TTue: ue: LLadies adies Night. DJJ TTito. N ight. D ito. SSan an Jose. Jose.


BRITANNIA ARMS BRITANNIA ARMS ALMADEN A LMADEN Wed, Sun: Wed, Sun: DJ DJ Hank, Hank, w/ w/ kkaraoake araoake at at 110pm. 0pm. Thu Thu Thru Thru Apr DJJ B Benofficial. A pr 229: 9: D enofficial. SSan an JJose. ose.


BRIX B RIX Wed: W Wed: Whip hip IItt O Out. ut. Thu: Thu: Huntress VJJ Sue. H untress V Sue. Fri: Fri: IInferno. nferno. VJJ JJoel. V oel. Sat: Sat: Sinful. Sinful. VJ VJ Sue. Sue. Noo ccover. VJJ N over. SSun: un: CChill hill SSuns. uns. V

Finalists iinn Chamber Finalists Chamber M Music usic CCompetition ompetition perform. perform. Sat, Sat, $12/$17. 77pm. pm. $ 12/$17. Mtn Mtn View View forr tthe Performing CCenter enter fo he P erforming Arts. A rts.


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GGOD’S OD’S GGRANDEUR RANDEUR A ssong ong re recital cital by by Nancy Nancy Wait-Kromm. $18. W ait-Kromm. Fri, Fri, 8pm. 8pm. $ 18. Music Recital M usic R ecital Hall, Hall, Santa Santa University. CClara lara U niversity.

SSLORKTASTIC LORKTA ASTIC CCHAMBER HAMBER MUSIC M USIC Performed bbyy Stanford Performed Stanford LLaptop aptop Orchestra. Orchestra. Thu, Thu, 8pm. 8pm. FFree. ree. CCCRMA CRMA Stage, Stage, Stanford. Stanford.

CConcerts oncerts ANOUSHKA SSHANKAR ANOUSHKA HANKAR PROJECT P ROJECT Classical IIndian Classical ndian m music usic ffrom rom Rafi R afi Shankar’s Shankar ’s ddaughter. aughter. TThu, hu, 77:30pm. :30pm. $31-$40. $31-$40. Montalvo’s M o n t a l v o’ s Carriage House Ca rriage H ouse TTheatre, heatre, SSaratoga. aratoga.

BAY AREA BAY AREA BATTLE BATTLE OFF T THE BANDS O HE B ANDS Local edition Local edition of of competition. competition. FFri, ri, 77pm. pm. $10. $10. SJSU SJSU Event Event CCenter. enter.

CHEF R CHEF RAMON’S AMON’S T TALKING ALKING BLUES B LU ES The oofficial The fficial ppre-party re-party event event forr the Metro fo the M etro FFountain ountain Blues Blues music FFestival, estival, with with llive ive m usic aand nd ppanels anels aabout bout tthe he blues. blues. FFeatures eatures JC JC SSmith, mith, Maxx Maxx Cabello Bob Gonzalez Ca bello Jr., Jr., B ob G onzalez and and more. $5. m ore. Sun, Sun, 2-6pm. 2-6pm. $ 5. SJSU SJSU University U niversity Theatre, Theatre, San San Jose. Jose.

FFACULTY ACULTY FO FOLLIES LLIES A ssilent ilent auction auction followed followed bbyy pperformances erformances bbyy SSJSU JSU Dance SSchool chool of of Music Music and and D ance ffaulty, aulty, including including Ed Ed Harris, Harris, JJoe oe Frank Frank aand nd LLayna ayna forr CChianakas. hianakas. FFundraiser undraiser fo music sstudent tudent m usic teacher teacher 6-9pm. sscholarships. cholarships. Sat, Sat, 6 -9pm. $45. $ 45. SJSU SJSU Music Music CConcert oncert Hall, H all, San San Jose. Jose.

Woodwind vvirtuosos. Woodwind irtuosos. M Mon, on, Oshman 77:30pm. :30pm. $45. $45. O shman FFamily amily Middlefield CCenter, enter, 4400 00 M iddlefield Rd, Rd, Palo Alto, P alo A lto, 415.392.4400. 415.392.4400.




“The P “The Passion assion Ac According cording ttoo St.. JJohn.” $10-$30. St ohn.” SSat, at, 8pm. 8pm. $ 10-$30. St.. M Mark’s St ark’s Episcopal Episcopal Church, Church, Palo Alto. P alo A l to.

FFAUVÉ AUVÉ R REQUIEM EQUIEM SSJJ SSymphonic ymphonic CChoir, hoir, SSaratoga aratoga

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Conrad Ray, the team’s head coach, says a young golfer named David Chung is on track to be comparable to some of the university’s great alumni. “He’s got a lot of time left,” says Ray, who was a teammate of Woods and Casey Martin, and was named the 2007 National Coach of the Year. “I have to remind myself sometimes that he’s just a sophomore.” His coach isn’t the only one in the golf world who has taken note of Chung, who came to Stanford after growing up in North Carolina. Chung is rated as the seventh-best men’s collegiate golfer in the country by Golfweek magazine, and

is a semifinalist for the Hogan Award, which is given to the top collegiate men’s golfer each year. Chung, who played in his first tournament at age 7, says he started playing when he was 2 years old. He says his dad, an avid amateur golfer, has been his instructor throughout his career. While his parents aren’t able to make it out to the West Coast to many of his tournaments, they are in Phoenix, Ariz., this week, where their son is competing in the Pac-10 Men’s Golf Championship. Stanford, ranked No. 4 in the country, is the highest ranked team in the Pac-10—but Ray says his team is facing a battle. The competition in the conference, he says, is stronger than he has seen in his six years as the head coach. “To win the conference championship would be a really big honor and would be a great measuring stick for where we are at with our game going into the regionals and NCAAs,” Ray says. Stanford won its last Pac-10

tournament in 1994, when Ray played for the team. He says the team will need to land a few birdies to win, because the Karsten Golf Course at Arizona State University typically yields some low scores. Chung says the team played the course two weeks ago so they have a good idea of what to expect. He also says the team has good chemistry as a group, which he sees as valuable, even though golf is essentially an individual sport. “When we step on the golf course, yes we’re playing for ourselves individually, and we’re fighting to beat each other— and tear each other’s throats out,” he says. Nevertheless, he says he and his teammates have developed a genuine camaraderie. Ray says Chung is developing into a team leader. “It’s always tough as a young guy,” Ray says. “With older guys ahead of you, you kind of have to pick your battles. But he is letting his actions do the talking.” Chung says he rates his ball striking, specifically his iron play, as the strongest part of his game. But he says his putting has improved greatly this year. Ray says Chung’s transition to a long putter was the difference in his short game—in fact, he won his first tournament after switching. Chung says he is “super excited” to go to Northern Ireland to play with the U.S. team in the Palmer Cup, a Ryder Cup–style event that matches the top collegiate players from the U.S. against their counterparts from Europe. “I remember watching the Palmer Cup when I was 12 or 13 on TV, and my dad would say, ‘One day you need to get there,’” Chung recalls. “So when I got the call that I made it, it was almost like a dream come true.”

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