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For Shame You can always tell a greedy person (“King George,” Cover Story, Sept. 26). It extrudes through every aspect of their life. Shame on you, Mr. Shirakawa. SO-SO INTERESTING


Training Days Guess he got some good training while on the San Jose City Council. RICK HELLER

Soft Side Typical bureaucratic and liberal BS (“Hound Hunting,” SVNews, Sept. 26); they play up the soft side saying it’s for the protection of the animals when it has nothing to do with that at all. The Humane Society wants to abolish

all hunting at every level. Forget the history or heritage, forget the fact many of us do so for sustenance. They don’t care. They have their agenda and deep pockets and will find a politician that can be bought to do their bidding. RM

Bad News, Bears According to his website, Gov. Brown vetoed Sen. Ellen Corbett’s SB 1480, which would have established a trapping license for people who trap nuisance wildlife for profit. The bill would have prohibited killing by drowning, crushing chests or injecting chemicals; prohibited trapping lactating females; and required consumer information.

Bad move, governor! This legislation would have helped prevent far more animal suffering than SB 1221. ERIC MILLS

Predictions How does this guy show his face in public and not die of shame? He and his staff laughing like it’s a joke is embarrassing for them all. He’s bad with paperwork but keeps thinking it’s a good idea to have him in charge of the county budget? Here’s a prediction: he won’t file the paperwork to avoid the fines. He has zero integrity. AWARE D5


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Supervisor SHIRAKAWA Super visor GEORGE GEOR O GE SH IRAKA AWA had problem admitting no pr oblem ad dmitting in last week’s

Metroo cover st Metr story tory his ffour-year our-year ffailure ailure to file campaig gn disclosur orms. campaign disclosuree fforms. But that seem seemss to have changed now that the rreported eported illegal conduct —along with payments he made to friends and ffamily amily members with money he rraised aised to run ffor or office and rretire etire campaign cam mpaign debts—has rresulted esulted in a Fair F Political Political Practices Practices (FPPC) Commission (F FPPC) investigation into supervisor’s secretive the super visorr ’s secr etive activities. Shirakawa apparently Shir akawa app parently avoided the mirror week mir i ror last l t wee ekk while hil pointing i ti fingers fi Councilmember at Councilmem mber SSAM AM LLICCARDO, ICCARDO, state Assemblyman Assemblyman JIM BEALL and Shirakawa’s 2008 manager,, Shir akawa’s 20 008 campaign manager RICH ROBINSON, R ICH R OBINSON N, for for leaking details of noncompliance. his noncompli ance. This is not true,

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make some se sense ense that Shirakawa Shirakawaa would blame Robinso Robinson. on. Unlike the super supervisor’s visor ’s two daughterss or baby mama, who got check s, Ro obinson is still owed checks, Robinson money fr from om hhis is work during the 2008 campaign. Andd while the super visor has supervisor spun the storyy as a personal attack, a telling rresponse esponsse can be ffound ound in the deaf ening sou nd of silence coming deafening sound fr om his politi cal allies at the South from political Bay Labor Cou uncil, which rushed to the Council, def defense ense of Cou Councilman uncilman T TERRY ERRY GRE GREGORY GORY before went JOHN bef ore he wen nt down. Meanwhile, JO HN CH ASE of the District D A ttorney’s public CHASE Attorney’s integrity unit is i rreviewing eviewing the matter ffor or potential criminal c violations.



EB GIANTS GIANTS in Silicon S ilicon Valley Valley have ha ave been pouring cash cassh th hat into a startup that in ntends to actively cultivate cultivatte intends th he future relationship the between government between and the Internet. Internet. After After and deciding that Washington’s Washington’s deciding esstablished groups aren’t aren’t established doing enough to protect their th heir doing in nterests, some of the richest riche est interests, ompanies in the world have ha ave co companies pooled their money to lobby lobb by pooled th he nation’s nation’s most prominent prominent the la awmakers. lawmakers. Go Google, ogle, Fac Facebook, ebook, eBa eBay ay and aree among the ffounding Amazon ar A o ounding members new m memb e bers e s of o the t e ne ew lobbying lobb obbying y g outfit, outfit, t,

known as the Internett A Association. ssociation. Others O thers include Yahoo, Yaahoo, AOL AOL and IAC, IAC, which owns and op operates eraates websites such A and Mat The goal of the gr group, ou up, which fformally ormally o launched ttwo wo o weeks ago ago,, is to fight fi h ffor or legislation o l i l i that th pr protects otects an “open, “op en, inno innovative vative and fr free ee Internet,” according ac cording to Michael Beck B Beckerman, erman, the association’s asso ciation’s pr president. esident. ““A A fr free ee and inno innovative vatiivve Internet onomic is vit vital al to our nation nation’s ’s ec eeconomic growth, gr owth,” he sa says. ayys. “Thes “These se ccompanies ompanies ar aree all fier fierce ce ccompetitors ompetitors in n the mark market et place, plac e, but the theyy rrecognize ecogniize the Internet needs a unified vvoice oice in n Washing Washington. gtton. Theyy underst understand futuree of the The and the futur fu Internet is at st stake ake and d that we must together protect work to gether to pr oteect it.” The tech firms wer weren’t en’t eexactly xactly nation’s lacking rrepresentation epresentation n in the nation ’s ccapital apital b effo ore the Inter rnet A ssociation before Internet Association Associations ccame ame into eexistence. xistence. A s ciations such sso TechAmerica, Information as T eechAmerica, the In nfformation o Technology Industry Council T ec o ogy Industr eechnolo dust y C ou c and ouncil a d the t e

Consumerr Electr Consumer Electronics onics A Association ssociation have been ha ave b een rrepresenting epresenting the tech groups sector ffor or yyears. o ears. But those gr oups also wireless software rrepresent epresent wir w eless ccarriers, arriers, softw are developers device makers— ers— de veloperss and de vice mak odds dds with industries sometimes at o over policy the web ccompanies o ompanies o ver p olicy and legislation.. legislation interest aree The cconflicts on nflicts of inter est ar especially obvious looking esp ecially ob o vious when lo oking at products such digital wallets— pr oducts su uch as digit al w allets— smartphones bee used to pa pay smar tphon nes that ccan an b ay goods services—which ffor or go o ods or o ser vices—which ccontain ontain apps,, web browsers ccompany-specific ompany-sp s ecific ifi apps b br b owsers hardware aree all ccompeting dw and har ware that ar ompeting method payments. to ccontrol ontrol the metho d of pa ayyments. Beckerman, powerbroker Beck kerm e man, a GOP p owerbroker stepped who just rrecently e ently stepp ec ed down aide Energy as a top aid de to House Ener gy and Commerce Committee C ommerce C ommittttee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), argues Fr ed U pton n (R R--Mich.), ar gues that aree primarily ffocused ccompanies ocused ompaniess that ar providing services on pr oviding online ser vices do not always have interests alw ayys ha ave the same inter ests as the technology sector.. rrest est of the technolo gy sector “We’ve never “W We’ve ne n ver rreally eally had a unified, issues,,” cconsensus onsensus vvoice oic o e ffor o or Internet issues says. he sa ayys. lobbyist from established One lob byist fr om an est ablished technology association says technolo gy asso ciation sa ayys it is “logical move” a “lo gical mo m ve” ffor o or the Internet strikee out on ccompanies o pa ess to strik ompanies o their t e own. ow

Yahoo Y aahoo qu quit uit the Chamb Chamber er o over ver ue, aan nd d Go ogglee rreportedly epo ortedly ed y thee issue issue, and Google leaving. cconsidered onsidered lea aving v . Beckerman Beck erm man said the first goal of the Interne Internet et A Association ssociation will b bee educate about to educ ate la llawmakers aw wmak keers ab out the any policy proposals danger of an ny p olicy pr oposals that brakes” might “put the brak es” on Internet innovation. inno vation.

‘Thesse ‘These comp companies p panies are all all fi fierce comp competitors p tit petitors iin th the h he market mark rket p place, but they b th y recognize reco ognize g i t the IInternet needs need ds a unified unifi fi fied voice i e in i voic Washington’ W ash a hington’ He said man m many ny la lawmakers aw wmakers who do not ha h have ave bi big ig Internet ccompanies ompanies i in their dist districts tricts do not pa pay ay close at attention tention to o the cconcerns oncerns of the industry. industr y. Bu But ut he ar argued gued that eevery very member memb er off C Congress ongress should ccare are about ab out the IInternet nternet industr industryy b because ecause all la lawmakers awmak w e ha ers have ave Internet users and ccompanies ompanies that rrely ely on the Internet in their distric district. ct. “Every “Ev ery sin single ngle memb member er of C Congress ongress a t thinking of themselv ar es as needs to st start themselves an Internett memb er,” Beck keerman said. member, Beckerman A ly as the Internet has Ass quickl quickly changed th he liv es of individual, the the lives Internet A s ciation ccould sso ould ha ave a Association have similarly su udden impact on the sp ecial sudden special inter est tot em p ole. interest totem pole. “I think it i rremains emains to b bee seen,” Harris sa ayys. “Silic on V aalley has shown says. “Silicon Valley up in Wash hington slowly y, ccompany ompany Washington slowly, b ompan ny, st arting vvery, ery, vvery ery small byy ccompany, starting and gr ng o ver time ’s growing over time.. But I think it it’s owin a game cha anger b ecause ccompanies ompanies changer because ha ave not b e in een nvolved to a gr eater have been involved greater eextent xtent to th he ccore ore of gr eater Inter et the greater Interet fr eedom iss sues. freedom issues. ““All All of th A hem to gether ha ave rar ely them together have rarely sp oken with h one vvoice. oice.” spoken J oosh K oehn ccontributed ontributed ttoo this rreport. eport. Josh Koehn

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“The Internet guys pr p obably w aant probably want to ha ave a fforum o orum to discu uss issues that have discuss ar ayys. aree unique to them,” hee sa says. The lobb byist y adds tha at the agendas lobbyist that of the tech asso ciationss and the associations Internet firms often div verge. He noted diverge. many established groups that man ny of the est abllished gr oups aree bus busyy with ttax ar ax rreform, effo orm m, eeven ven e as likee Go Google Facebook ccompanies ompanies lik ogle and Fac ebook that threaten fixate on privacy bills th hat thr eaten businesses.. their businesses Beckerman Beck erman said the ccontentious ontentious over debate earlier this yyear ear e o ver the Act (SOPA) Stop Online Piracy A ct (SOP PA) was “wakeup that prompted w as a “w akeup ccall” all” tha at pr ompted develop Internet ccompanies ompanies to de d velop their dedicated lobbying own dedic ated lobb yingg fforce orce in o Washington. Washing ton. bill—scrapped mass The bill— scrapped after a protests, online pr otests, which included i Wikipedia Craigslist W iikipedia and Craigslis st blacking day—would have out their sites ffor or o a da ay—would — ha ave rrequired equired websites and sear ssearch ch engines access to cut off ac cess to fforeign oreiign sites that o government deemed “dedicated” the go overnment deeme ed “dedic ated” infringement. to ccopyright opyright infringeme ent. Google argued SOPA Go ogle eexecutives xecutives ar gued SOP PA have police would ha ave fforced or o ced them m to p olice waged all-out the Internet and w aged d an allout lobbying war Congress was lobb ying w ar against it.. C ongress w as the fforced orced to rretreat o etreat after th he ccompany ompan ny gathered signatures gather ed 7 million sign atures opposing part massive opp osing the bill as par rt of a massiv ve Web protest. W eeb pr otest. suree that [the “I’m fairly sur [ Internet Association] partt a rresponse A ssociation] is in par esponse SOPA says to the SOP PA fight last yyear, ear,” sa ayys Leslie Harris,, Pr President L eslie Harris esident and CEO of the C Center Democracy enter ffor o or Demo ocracy and Technology. T echnolo e gy. “I think one on ne of the lessons that ccame ame out of o that fight was importance w as that the imp ortancce of the was Internet and Internet ec eeconomy onomy w as appreciated not rreally eally appr eciated in i ccongress. ongress. Congress C ongress ccontinually ontinually ccapitulated a apitulated to Hollywood perpetuated H Hollywo ll od and d this hi lon llong ng p erpetuated d cconstituency. onstituencyy.” technology But not all technolo gy ccompanies ompanies took hard SOPA. to ok a har d line againstt SOP PA A. Combating piracy C ombating online pira acy is a top priorityy ffor manyy softw software priorit or o man ware ccompanies, ompanies, Software Alliancee and the Business Softw ware Allianc lawmakers initially applauded la awmakers ffor o or introducing SOPA before saying intr oducing SOP PA b effor o e later sa aying y moree work. it needed mor SOPA battle created The SOP PA bat tle cr eaated a rift between omp b ettw ween Internet ccompanies panies and U.S. Chamber Commerce, the U .S. Chamb er of C o ommer ce, powerful pro-business lobbying the p owerful pr o -busin ness lobb ying group. many gr oup. Although man ny Internet aree memb members ccompanies ompanies ar errs of the Chamber, group sided Chamb er, the gr oup sid ded with its entertainment industryy memb members enter tainment industr ers and aggressively aggr essively lobbied ffor o orr the legislation.



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in its language is inten intended nded to infringe on employers’ employers’ existing g rights and obligations to investigate investigaate workplace misconduct. drafted Senate Bill 1349, dr aftted by Leland Yee Y ee (D-San (D San Francisco), Francisco), establishes a similar privacy policy policcy for for postsecondary education education students with rrespect espect to their use of social media. While the bill prohibits p ohibits pr public and private institutions insstitutions from from prospective rrequiring equiring students, pr rospective students and studentt groups groups to passwords disclose user names, passwor ds or information about other inf ormation abo out their use stipulates of social media, it stip pulates that prohibition this pr ohibition does not affect affect the institution’ss right to iinvestigate institution nvestigate or punish student misconduct. misco onduct.

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social will prove w prove useful, since most soci al aree set to be sha shared m media accounts ar ared w everyone and are with are therefore therefore easily ea asily viewed without a password. password. d Assembly authored A s ssembly Bill 1844, author ed by Nora Campos prohibits N ora C ampos (D-San Jose),, pr ohibitts employers em mployers from from demanding user names, passwords na ames,, passwor ds or any other information in nformation related related to social media accounts from ac ccounts fr om employees and job applicants. aree banned fr from ap pplicants.. Employers ar rom discharging employees di ischarging or disciplining employe es information w rrefuse who efuse to divulge such inf ormaation under un nder the terms of the bill. Importantly, Im mportantlyy, the rrestriction estriction does not no ot apply to passwords passwords or other information employerin nformation used to access employ yerissued is ssued electronic electronic devices, including g company co ompany laptops and smartphones. smartphoness. The Th he bill further stipulates that nothing noth hing

Facebook Facebook’s k’s Gifts now takes all the blood, sw sweat, eat, toil and tears out of somebody getting so omebody a present. The company denies rumors that it is already working w on a R Re-Gifting e-Gifting features

Proponents Pr oponents of Assembly Assem mbly Bill common-sense 1844 say this is a com mmon-sense measuree that will brin bring measur ng clarity to a murkyy ar area murk ea of employment employyment law and practices actices that impede stop business pr employment.. Senate Bill B 1349, which opposition passed without oppos sition in the Legislature, designed Legislatur e, is designe ed to stop growing trend colleges a gr owing tr end of co olleges and universities i iti snooping i into i t student t d t accounts, social media accounts s, particularly athletes.—DH those of student athl etes.—DH

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Co County ounty Assessor Larry Stone too took ok the San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce Co ommerce to task for its endors endorsement, sement, which was later overt overturned. turned.

Larry SStone LLarry tone Pun Punks ks T Chamber of The CCommerce Commer ce IF F WE ARE grading g g embarrassingg fli ip-flops on a sc ale of 11–10 10, the flip-flops scale 1–10, Sa an Jose/Silicon Jose/Silicon V aalley Chamb er of o San Valley Chamber Commerce’s C ommerce’s decision last week to u nendorse ccandidate andidate Drew Drew Spitzer Spitzeer unendorse ffor o or a seat on the Santa Santa Clara Valley Vaalleey W Water District b oard has to rate board so omewhere in the teens somewhere teens.. Santaa Clara C County Tax Assessor Sant ountty T aax A sssessorr Larry L a y Stone voiced arr voic o ed “serious concerns” concern ns” in n an epic let letter ttter to the Chamber, Chamber, which w was w aas printed by by the Silic Silicon coon Valley/San Valle a eyy/San n Jose J o Business ose B i J Journal, oournall, after ft the th busin b businessinessbacking ba acking nonprofit nonprofit decided to endorse endorrse Spitzer Sp pitzer ffor o or a seat on the Sant Santaa Claraa Valley Why V aalley Water District board. board. Wh hy did d the th he Chamb Chamber er endorse Spit Spitzer? tzer z ? That That’s t’s a good go ood question. Stone’s Stone ’s right-hand right-hand man at the ccounty, o ount y, David Daavvid Ginsborg, Ginsborg, is running runnin ng position, it’s secret et ffor o or the p osition, so it ’s no secr Stone St tone w wants ants his guy to win. Barbara Barbaara Keegan K eeegan is another highly qualified d ccandidate. a andidate . But how the Chamber Chamber decided givee Spitzer de ecided to giv Spitzer its blessingg unproven ideology iss an eexercise xercise in unpr oven ideolo gy cconquering o onquering ccommon ommon sense. sense. In his let letter, tter t , Stone describ describes es Spitzer, Sp pitzer, who has lib libertarian ertarian support, suppor o t, ass “a truly fringe ccandidate, andidate, who has h raised ra aised so lit little tttle money money he w was as unab unable ble

pay to pa ay the minimal amount am mount to have haave a ballot statement. statement.” Spitzer didn’t OK, so Spit zer didn ’ have ’t haave the cash. cash. Big deal. He’s He’s grassroots. grassroots o . But then the taxman taxman n dr drops ops the hammer hammer. r. He lists Spit Spitzer’s zeer’s résumé résumé , which ccan an easily b bee ffound ou o und on Link LinkedIn. keedIn. “In the past 33 months, mon nths, he has held 5 jjobs jobs,, the longes longest g st of which w was as a waiter waiter at the Cheesecake Cheeseecake Factor Factoryy (2 yyears). ears). The shor testt as a p et setter setttter shortest pet and dog dog Walker Walker (4 months). mo onths). During the past 10 yyears, ears, Mr. Mr. Spitzer’s S zer’s longest Spit emplo oyyment (3 years) years) was was a pizza pizza employment deliv ery driv er.” delivery driver. N ow w, I ha ave no ideaa how difficult Now, have it is to b et sit ttter or o do walk er, bee a p pet sitter dogg walker, but as someone who used u to b bee a piz za-delivery driv er in n ccollege, ollege, I pizza-delivery driver didn’t ccan an cconfirm onfirm that it did dn’tt have haave a whole lot in ccommon ommon n with making ccountywide ounttyywide decisions on flo od flood ccontrol ontrol and saf fe drink king water. water. safe drinking I did, howe ver, som etimes ccarry arry however, sometimes 2-liter b ottles that contained con ntained so da— bottles soda— myy ccar which is mostly water—from waterr—from m ar delivering pizza. to homes when deliv e ering piz za. By six degr ees of separatio on, this means degrees separation, I would still be be totally totallyy unqualified to b rict b oard. bee on the Water Distr District board. Spit zer, whose h Link i kedIn ed pr ofile fil Spitzer, LinkedIn profile also st ates that he cco-founded o-ffounded o Smar states Smartt Mone ey R etir e ement, a financial fi ser vices Money Retirement, services ccompany, ompan ny, also is againstt the Water District ’s parcel-tax, parcel-tax, Me easure B District’s Measure B,, which the Chamber—voting Chamber—vo oting against its own interest byy its endorsem endorsement—is inter est b mentt— —is headscratchingly ffor. o or.

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But then n public p perception erception ccame ame play. into pla ay. The da day ay Stone Stone’s ’s let letter ter went public public,, Chamber President Mattt Chamb er Pr P esident and CEO Mat Mahood Maho od announc aannounced ed that the decision Spitzer was to endorsee Spit zer w aas rreversed eversed after Mahood a rrecount. ecount. ount Maho od told the Biz Journal that look tha J ournal o at he went back to lo ok at days later,, and “Spit “Spitzer the vvote ote o totals to otals da ayys later zer majority rreceived eceived a simple majorit ty of trustee which vvotes, otes,” whi ich is made up of 40 people people ChamberPAC, in the Cha amberP PAC, “but not the majorityy rrequired ttwo-thirds wo-thirdss majorit equired ffor o or an endorseme endorsement. ent.” It w was aas “a “as as simple as a error, ccommunications ommuniccations err or,” Mahood Mahood Simple. that’s added. Sim mple. OK, that ’s the end of right?? Wrong. it right it, Wrong. Mahood Maho od then ccommented ommented on Stone’s letter, Stone ’s let tter t , calling calling it “politics “politics at its Valley. worst in Silicon Siilicon V aalley.” wheree the Chamb Chamber This is wher w er president, pr esident, fforced or o ced to back the idiotic trustees,, made a rreach. decision off his trustees each. argue people One ccould ould d ar gue that electing p eople aree wo woefully unprepared who ar w efully unpr epared into officee is p politics at its worst. offic o olitics Unfortunately U nffo ortu unately ffor o or Mahood, Mahood, this is another wheree just anoth er embarrassment wher he had to fall f on the company compan ny similar instance occurred ssword. word. A si imilar inst ance o ccurred spring, ChamberPAC this spring g, after the Chamb erP PAC attack rreleased eleased an n aawful w wful at tack ad against Cityy C Council San JJose ose Cit C ouncil candidate candidate Bitbadal Edesa Bitb badal in the final weeks of the primary. prim mary. Mahood Mahood was was not in favor the overruled. fa avo or of th he ad, yet yet he was waas o verruled. wonder,, if the One hass to wonder Chamber Chamb er keeps keeps putting putting its president president in such un uncomfortable ncomffor o table positions, positions, will Mahood Maho od want want to stick around around these parts par ts or w would ould he pack up his wagon wagon a and head back b to Sacramento Sacramento.. —Josh — Josh o Koehn Koehn e

s rrandall an andall I don’t understand the San Jose/Silicon Josee/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce. They endorse the parcel tax, Measure B and a they endorse Drew Spitzer? Do they do any a research? Dakota Dako ota N. One of the best articles I’ve read onn here.

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Again, soon thereafter: “I’m gonna start by taking these tattoos off. One by one. But it’s not the burning of the laser that hurts. It’s

the memories every time I come in here for treatment, screaming back at me in pain like ghosts. When I leave here, I’m looking over my shoulder. That trail of smoke behind me, whispering in my ear. ‘La regaste. La regaste, hijueputa. You fucked up.’” Such is just one powerful scene of many in Paul D. Flores’ PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo, starring Ric Salinas, of Culture Clash fame, in a rare serious role. The play gets its San Jose premiere at MACLA, running Oct. 5–14. Fausto “Placas” Carvajal is a Salvadoran immigrant and now a middle-aged ex–gang member recently released after nine years in prison. As a requirement of his parole, Fausto must remove the tattoos that mark him as a gang member. That’s not all. He must also find a way to reconnect with his

family, especially his teenage son, Edgar, who has never known his father, and who is now about to join a rival gang. What unfolds is a sincere, multilayered, human story, set in the Mission District of San Francisco, against the backdrop of barrio life, gang and family dynamics, parole officers, police and bible-thumping street preachers. The destroyed absentee father-son relationship of Fausto and Edgar, in particular, comes off as authentic to the core. In barrio street-culture slang, placas is a multilayered code word for graffiti tags, a nickname or body tattoos. Tats symbolize a gang member’s dogged allegiance to the group, as well as a form of identity the member can rarely shake. The process of tattoo removal is painful, both physically and emotionally; it’s seen as one’s symbolic detachment from the gang, a statement that does not go over very well with other gang members. Thus, the word—placas—frames the entire play, from top to bottom, inside and out. In researching the work, Flores interviewed dozens of gang

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members, parents and intervention workers, many of whom were reluctant to talk, in fear of being exploited. What he found, in the process, was the oft-ignored, more human side of gangs, underneath the drugs and violence. He flatly asked them, if they were to be profiled, which aspects of gang life would they want to see emerge in the play. The resounding answer was love. That is, forget the violence, the death, the drugs and all the darker aspects usually exploited by the mass media. The gang members wanted people to know that there exists a human side to the experience. “A lot of people just get caught up in these guys with tattooed faces behind bars,” Flores told me. “That’s what people think gang members are. They forget that it’s someone’s son, somebody’s brother, so somebody’s daughter. That was so the whole idea of what I’m trying th to capture in the play. Not only humanize it, but to show that these hu people are capable of love and being pe loved.” lov The play, however, is not 100 percent drama. Comedic elements pe emerge throughout, so viewers em will not be overwhelmed and emotionally swamped by the subject matter. Don’t get me wrong—it’s a powerful work that leaves a definite mark, pardon the pun—but with Salinas, his comedy background suits his role. Hysterical Chicano and Salvadoran quips emerge between the cracks of the tragedy, giving the storyline occasional bouts of relief from the more sinister material. Above all else, PLACAS is about the universal family dynamic, a concept that doesn’t come easy for many, many people, especially when gangs enter the picture. “That was my message to folks out there involved in gangs, or to kids considering gangs,” said Flores. “This is no joke. Once you’re in, you’re in. There really is no way of getting out.”

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Indian, tandoori. $$. The sister to the popular Mountain View restaurant, Amber India’s Santana Row location continues to offer elegantly prepared Indian cuisine in a stylish setting. 11:30am-2:30pm, 510pm, Mon-Thu, noon-3pm, 5-10:30pm Fri-Sat, noon-3pm, 5-10pm Sun. 377 Santana Row. 408.248.5400.

Simplicity reigns here; just Ethiopian food—chicken, beef, lamb, vegetarian—and Ethiopian coffee. The flavors taste even better with honey wine. Beer, wine. Noon-9pm Sun-Thu, noon-10pm FriSat. 1261 W. San Carlos St. 408.295.9546.

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Humble strip mall gem with a loyal following. Beef Pi-Roj is a house favorite. Veggies love the Rama tofu. 11am-3pm Mon-Fri, 5-9:30pm daily. 1769 Blossom Hill Rd. 408.358.2525.

CAO NGUYEN Vietnamese, Chinese-Vietnamese. $. Gargantuan menu features nearly 200 Vietnamese menu options, including smoked duck, sautéed frogs and clay pot catfish. 10am-10pm Mon-Fri, 9am-10pm Sat-Sun. 2549 S. King Rd #A-16. 408.270.9610.

EDNA RAY Chinese. $$. Now in a new location, Edna Ray continues to serve classics of Chinese-American food with the same quantity, familiarity and reasonable prices. You’ll find all three here, and then some. 11:30am-9:30pm daily. 1181 Lincoln Ave. 408.280.7738. FLOWER FLOUR French bakery. $. Mimi Brown’s flower shop/bakery charms visitors with freshly made to-droolover pastries, ready-to-go sandwiches and service with a smile. 8am-6pm Mon-Sat, 8am-4pm Sun. 896 Willow St. 408.279.0843.

FOOD TOPIA Chinese and Taiwanese. $. Food Topia serves a great, low-priced menu of


community hub that serves up wonderfully fresh, oldfashioned Mexican food with no trendy gimmicks. Wholesome and filling. 10am-9pm MonThu, 10am-10pm Sat-Fri, 9am-9pm Sun. 1996 Tully Rd. 408.270.0973.

HUKILAU Hawaiian. $$. Simple, slightly salty, stomach-filling foods with an Asian-Pacific attitude. All daily specials come with a scoop of macaroni salad and steamed rice. Skip the quesadilla and nachos and head straight for the ahi poke. With tropical drinks to match. 11am-1:45pm Tue-Fri, 5-9:30pm Tue-Wed, 5-10:30pm Thu-Sat, 11am-2:30pm Sat-Sun, 5-9pm Sun. 230 Jackson St. 408.279.4888.

ISABELLA’S Peruvian. $$. One of the South Bay’s few outposts of Peruvian food, Isabella’s has much to recommend. Tacu-tacu, a starchy, beany blob enlivened with onions, garlic, oregano and other spices served with a thin steak, is great. Seafood dishes like the ceviche and cau-cau mariscos are also good. Don’t miss the delicious chicha morada, a Peruvian punch made with purple corn, pineapple and apple juice that’s boldly seasoned with cinnamon.

Metro “Best Of” winner, Krungthai has been around since 1988, but still tastes fresh and new. 11am-3pm, 5-10pm Mon-Fri, noon-10pm SatSun. 640 S. Winchester Blvd. 408.260.8224.

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LAYANG LAYANG Malaysian. $$. Layang Layang shines with clean, fresh flavors and ingredients, and offers a great entry into Malaysian food. Service is fast and friendly, a feat given how harried the waitstaff can be. Wine and beer. Closed Mon. 1480 S. De Anza Blvd. 408.777.8897.

OMOGARI Korean. $. Omogari makes getting to know Korean food easy. The menu includes pictures of many dishes, the service is friendly and the food is consistently good. Try the dae gee bul go gi, spicy marinated pork. 11:30am-9:30pm Mon-Sat. 154 E. Jackson St. 408.280.6588.

RAMEN HALU Japanese noodles. $$. Surfer-themed, casual-but-comfy, chef Kumao Arai’s noodle house imports traditional techniques to produce hearty, aromatic bowls stocked with pork-, sea-saltor soy-sauce-flavored broth. Cash only. Call ahead; hours are irregular. 375-M S. Saratoga Ave. 408.246.3933.


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The San Francisco 49ers’ unofficial motto “Who’s got it better than us?” became a war cry for players and fans last season. San Francisco rapper Bailey the Champ was inspired by his home team’s run to the NFC championship game and created “Who’s Got It Better,” an anthem for the Niner faithful accompanied by a video that quickly went viral. It namedrops plenty of players who are still on the roster this year and stresses the team’s tough, defensive style of

play with gems like “If you can’t take a hit, take a hike.” In the midst of playoff expectations for the current season, Bailey hits the stage at Studio 8 along with San Jose songstress Suryil. (BR)

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Rodeo Club, San Jose Thursday – 7pm; $25 The blueprint for heavy metal was already established more than 40 years ago, but it was up to Michael Schenker to create much of the metal-guitar vocabulary, starting with the Scorpions’ debut in 1972. Later, he refined his tools with UFO—sharp midrange guitar tone, punchy riffs and searing guitar solos. There was also the guitar itself, the infamous

black-and-white Flying V, which was almost as famous as he was. In the late ’70s, he formed the Michael Schenker Group and kept the sounds of early metal alive, occasionally rejoining and re-quitting UFO throughout the years. (AC)

JOE JACKSON Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga Thu – 7pm; $42.50-$128 Along with Elvis Costello and Graham Parker, Joe Jackson made some of the best guitar-driven New Wave songs. Later, he moved away from rock and toward jazz. His most recent album, Duke, pays homage to Duke Ellington—except, when Jackson reimagines 15 classic Ellington numbers, he does so in a largely un-jazz way, texturing the songs with guitars, keyboards and


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electronics, and jumping around among styles, from world beat, soul and ragtime to Latin music—and a little bit of jazz. His touring group, “the bigger band,” features violinist Regina Carter (who appears on much of Duke). He’ll be playing a lot of the material from Duke, as well as a few old classics. With luck, “Happy Loving Couples” makes the cut. (AC)

ZOMBIE CRAWL Starts at Old Wagon Saloon, San Jose Thu – 6:30pm; $3 before 8pm, $5 after Don’t be alarmed by the undead when they’re downtown tonight. This time, at least, they come in peace—and they come to drink, so be mindful when they’re using the crosswalk. Zombie hordes will converge on Old Wagon Saloon early

to plot their downtown takeover, which includes a plan to break off into groups and infect several area bars simultaneously: the Brit, Splash, La Piñata, Firehouse and Freddy J’s. Proceeds for this fifth-annual event benefit the American Cancer Society—zombies have hearts, too. And with $500 for best costume, no one’s immune from this thundering, bumbling pack of departed souls. (BR)


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about the art—with receptions for new shows at area galleries. Anno Domini, for instance, opens an exhibit of outsider art compiled by Hera, while the Art Ark Gallery presents Sally Sherwood’s sci-fi and fantasy creations. The event also roils with lots of music: J-Squared and Case in Theory at Kaleid; Mark VW’s tribute to Jaco Pastorius at Pagoda; and Quasimodal (along with band photos by Anna Larina) at SLG Art Boutiki. Here at Metro, the Odd Numbers will make a rare appearance to help usher in a major show of edgy works by San Jose skateboarder and artist Jason Adams called “Lost and Found.” (See for a full schedule.) (MSG)

C<8;<IJ Refuge, Cupertino Friday – 6pm; $7 The South Bay has more than its fair share of Christian metalhardcore bands. The Leaders, one of the loudest, and angriest, hails from Hollister. They channel that pure sonic assault of Hatebreed, but the subject of their rage is the devil and sin. Like Hatebreed, however, they cherry-pick the most aggressive elements of thrash metal and hardcore punk and mash them together into a full-on attack of guttural screaming and a thick wall of distortion, offsetting it, improbably, with a subtle groove. This will be the Leaders’ kickoff show for their big national “Outsiders Tour.” (AC)


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K?<98E>>@IC >IFLGI<ML< Naglee Park Garage, San Jose Sat – 7-9pm; no cover “Drink in Hand” by the Bang Girl Group Revue starts with a strong blast of “woo-woos” evocative of a glorious era of go-going girl power, although the Ronettes probably never declared, “Tequila makes me catty ... brandy makes me angry” and “the kind of guy I prefer is a drinking man.”The vocals—Angeline King, Tish Peterson and Rachel Mae Havens—power along with a punchy beat before making way for a vintage Yardbirdsstyle guitar break. The band’s first album, named appropriately enough Soul Shangri-la, is out this month and proves that Derek See and mates want to go beyond retro nostalgia to reinvigorate the genre. (MSG)

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J<HL@EJ<:I<KJ Will Perez dons the King’s rainment for Tabard Theatre’s comedy ‘Elvis Has Left the Building,’ running through Oct. 14 at Theatre on San Pedro Square in San Jose. The 75th Anniversary of the Degenerate Art Exhibition.” Oct 3-Feb 24. Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm, Thu, 11am-8pm. Stanford.



A hot-button drama by David Mamet. Runs Oct 3-28. Wed-Thu, 7:30pm, Fri-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 2pm. $15-$45. The Stage, San Jose.

For South First Friday, Barbara Thompson of Cantor Arts Center talks about the potters of Tanzania. San Jose.



José Limon’s “The Moor’s Pavane” along with new pieces by members of the troupe. FriSat, 8pm. $21 and up.

Remodeled center opens with site-specific works. Oct 6-Apr 4. Palo Alto.



The tongue-in-cheek history of the Oval Office. Runs thru Oct 21. Thu-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 2pm. $17–$30. City Lights, San Jose.

A musical about the golden age of TV game shows. Oct 5-Nov 18. Fri-Sat, 7:30pm, Sun, 2:30pm. $24-$44. Retro Dome, San Jose.

Art Exhibition and Auction. Thru Oct 27. Tue-Fri, 10am-5pm, Sat, noon-5pm. San Jose.



25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE A musical about spelling it right. Thu-Sat, 8pm. Plus Wed, Oct 3, 7:30pm. $28 and up. Bus Barn Stage Company, Los Altos.

33 VARIATIONS TheatreWorks presents a drama about a Beethoven researcher. Previews Wed-Fri, 8pm. Opens Sat, 8pm. Also this week Sun, 2 and 7pm. $31-$51. Mtn View Center for the Performing Arts.

“3 Woman, 1 Woman Show” for South First Friday. At the Courtyard of San Jose Stage.

THE CHERRY ORCHARD A new translation of Chekhov classic. Runs thru Oct 14. Thu-Fri, 8pm, Sun, 2pm. $15 and up. Pear Avenue Theatre, Mountain View.

ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING Runs thru Oct 14. Fri, 8pm, Sat, 3 and 8pm, Sun, 2pm, plus Thu (Oct 11), 8pm. $15 and up. Theatre on San Pedro Square, San Jose.

LYRIC THEATRE Franz Lehar’s “The Merry Widow.” Runs Oct 6-14. This week Sat, 8pm, Sun, 2pm. $11-$37. Montgomery Theater, San Jose.

PLACAS A drama about gang life. Runs Oct 5-14. Fri-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 2pm. $20/$25. MACLA, San Jose.


IVES QUARTET Featuring works by Haydn, Smetana and Cowell. Sun, 7pm. $10-$25. Le Petit Trianon, San Jose.

PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE Performing Purcell’s “Dioclesian.” Wed, 8pm. $25 and up. Center for the Performing Arts, Menlo Atherton.

*art ART ARK GALLERY Sci-fi art by Sally Sherwood for South First Friday. San Jose.

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*events HARMONY FOR HUMANITY Daniel Pearl World Music Days concert. Wed, 8pm. Free. Memorial Church, San Jose.

DAY IN THE PARK FESTIVAL Live music, skateboarding and more. Sat, 10am-3pm. Free. Lake Cunningham Park, San Jose.

MAGICAL GLASS PUMPKIN PATCH A show and sale of glass pumpkins by local artists. Exhibit begins Fri, 5-7pm. Sale Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun, 10am-3pm. Los Gatos High School.

RENAISSANCE FAIRE The last weekend of the annual event. Sat-Sun, 10am6pm. $25. Casa de Fruta, Hollister.

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New (R ) A comedy about carving butter, starring Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Garner. Could it be an homage to the duck-stamp riff in Fargo? Or does it hark all the way back to the infamous scene with Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider in Last Tango in Paris? (Opens Fri.)

DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL (PG-13; 86 min.) A documentary about the fashion great. (Opens Fri in Palo Alto at the Aquarius.)

FRANKENWEENIE (PG; 87 min.) Tim Burton turns his

is not an extremely funny movie, and it’s far too rough for young children. The mood is autumnal, looking backward. (Read Richard von Busack’s full-length review on (Opens Fri.)

STARS IN SHORTS (NR; 113 min.) An anthology of seven short films starring some big-name actors. Lily Tomlin, impressively theatrical, dominates the “The Procession,” about a stranger’s funeral; she needs more villainess roles. Neil LaBute scripted two blackouts. In “Sexting,” a pissed-off mistress (Julie Stiles) harangues a barely seen wife at an outdoor cafe. Stiles, in black and white, goes full throttle and full face for several minutes. Stiles is a contradiction: less

than a household name and more than a merely interesting actress, with too much force here for today’s timid directors. The equally wooly “After-School Special” by LaBute is more contrived, with the everrising Wes Bentley as a simmering pick-up artist pushing himself on a woman (Sarah Paulson). LaBute’s problem is that when he sets out to shock an audience, he gets shocked first. A few words about “Steve,” in which a pesky neighbor

(Colin Firth) demands friendship from a London couple (one of whom is a Lancashire-accented Keira Knightley). Those few words: imitation LaBute. (Read a full-length review online at (Opens Fri at Camera 3 in San Jose.)

TAKEN 2 (PG-13; 91 min.) Liam Neeson just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Costarring Famke Janssen and directed by Luc Besson. (Opens Fri.)


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1984 short into a feature-length 3-D animated movie. In the bland 1960s small town of New Holland, the precious pup Sparky is hit by a car and killed. Learning of galvanism, Sparky’s master, young Victor Frankenstein (voiced by Charlie Tahan), decides to go through the door that man was not meant to enter. Some passages really flow. Victor, suffering after his dog’s death, endures his day. The revived monster dog is cute, naturally, with a calico patch stitched into his back and a pair of bolts jutting above his collar. When he runs away, Sparky takes refuge in the pet cemetery whence he was disinterred, and turns around three times before settling under his tombstone. All this sounds witty, but Frankenweenie

sets. BILLED WITH The Mummy, Karl Freundâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s static yet hypnotic tale of reincarnation and eons-old curses, with Karloff the Uncanny as the bone-dry survivor of the eons. (Plays Oct 5-7 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.) (RvB)

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Revivals THE BLACK CAT/THE MUMMY (1934/1932) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Supernatural, perhaps. Baloney, perhaps not.â&#x20AC;? Discarding Poeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ultimate drunkalogue about maltreatment of a pet cat, the remarkable Edgar Ulmer created a threnody for World War I. Two innocents are drawn by accident to the castle of Boris Karloff, a Satanist who decided to pitch his palace on the site of a bloody battleďŹ eld. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A masterpiece of construction built upon the ruins of the masterpiece of destruction â&#x20AC;Ś,â&#x20AC;? Bela Lugosiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dr. Vitus Verdegast muses. This doctor is on the scene to discuss some serious unďŹ nished business with this priest of evil. Melodramatic, perhaps. Genuinely scary, certainly. Ulmer was a master of creating terror or claustrophobia in a handful of



REMEMBER LAST NIGHT?/BY CANDLELIGHT (1935/1933) James Whale and Universal Pictureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reply to The Thin Man is naturally more brittle and macabre. Robert Young and Constance Cummings play a hysterically insouciant Long Island couple who discover a dead body, after a night of wild partying with equally decadent pals. Edward Arnold (in his urbane, Nero Wolfe mode) is the cop trying to make sense of it all. He has his work cut out for him, between the sight gags and the onscreen references to other Universal Pictures. Not on DVD. BILLED WITH By Candelight, a rarity: an Ernst Lubitsch emulation by Whale about a butler





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mistaken for a prince (the real prince is Nils Asther of The Bitter Tea of General Yen.) Not on DVD. (Plays Oct 3-4 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.) (RvB)

Reviews END OF WATCH (R; 109 min.) A police drama with Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena trying to keep the peace in South Central L.A.

LOOPER (R; 118 min.) A time-traveling tale with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis.



(PG; 92 min.) An animated comedy about famous monsters on vacation features the voices of Steve Buscemi, Miley Cyrus and David Spade.

HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET (PG-13; 101 min.) The homeowners are in default, and the government offers help in order to shore up the market for everyone. Now, back to reality: A mother and her daughter move into a new home that seems to be haunted. Stars Jennifer Lawrence and Elisabeth Shue.

LIBERAL ARTS (NR; 97 min.) Stalled out at 35, Jesse, a Brooklynite, ďŹ nds himself drawn back to his Ohio college because of a 19-year-old student Elizabeth, known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zibbyâ&#x20AC;? (Elizabeth Olsen) whom he encounters on a revisit. Director/star

Josh Radnor defuses the cradle-robbing vibe by facing it straight on, with Jesse doing a page of calculations about the differences in their ages. At heart, this is a green, tender ďŹ lm, and the excessive tenderness is the reason it falls apart in the last half hour. And like more than a few college nostalgia ďŹ lms, this one has a notable anti-intellectual streak. (RvB)

(R; 137 min.) P.T. Andersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bewilderingly exciting ďŹ lm doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t offer a speciďŹ c rebuke to L. Ron Hubbard. The story tells of a partnership between a shell-shocked Navy vet of 1950, Freddie (Joaquin Phoenix) and a dapper, biggerthan-life fraud, Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Dodd picks up Freddie and conducts quasipsychiatric experiments on him, leading up to a new crusade called â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Cause.â&#x20AC;? Doddâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stirring of Freddieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soft brain heralds bigger things: the rise of the intelligence apparatus, the think-tank, Cointelpro, the lies of World War II furthered by new means. The bigger picture looms like Hoffmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s screen-ďŹ lling head, demanding obedience in sickeningly insinuating tones. The voice echoes against the background of postwar




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SLEEPWALK WITH ME (Unrated, 90 mins.) Brooklyn comic Mike Birbiglia co-wrote, co-directed (with Seth Barrish) and stars in an adaptation of his semiautobiographical one-man show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Matt,â&#x20AC;? a standup comedian, has three worries: a stalled career, a girlfriend (Lauren Ambrose) who wants to have a baby and his own untreated sleep disorder. A little misbehavior is part of the ďŹ lm, but Birbigliaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passiveness is lulling; Mattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s character is only shaped by his careerism. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something about this underachiever that must bring out the maternal side of women, because heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a noteworthy supporting cast of them. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just the lively Ambrose, whose ďŹ ne red hair is woven in Slavic braids, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also the bracingly odd Carole Kane, with a voice like an inebriated Betty Boopâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not to mention Sondra James as the elderly, disinterested agent, and Kristen Schall as a masochistic MC at a remote college. (RvB)

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN (NR; 88 min.) A documentary about four Chinese girls adopted by American parents.

WONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T BACK DOWN (PG; 122 min.) Two women struggle to improve their childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s school in the inner cityâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;can you say political subtext? (Rahm Emanuel wishes it had opened a month ago.) Stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Holly Hunter.

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One gets the very real sense when looking at Madonna in 2k12 that we have in every way reached the endpoint of the 1980s. Where once one was speechless looking at ol’ Madge, a single phrase comes to mind when seeing her now: “It has literally

come to this.” She is, however, still Madonna, and she’s still coming to San Jose for a two-night stand at HP Pavilion, Oct. 6–7, and in the same way that parental advice may not hold the same weight it once did but nevertheless remains at least peripherally relevant, Madonna endures, cementing her place as popculture’s slightly enjoyable mosquito bite. In honor of the queen’s arrival, a moment must be spared (just one) to truly digest what exactly it is that Madonna represents in the vacuum of contemporary culture. Because, as you’re likely to be reminded—often by Madonna herself—she has opened doors for many young people with vaginas and a desire to sing. The door is also often left ajar for spores of the sincere flattery

of imitation (valid or not—here’s looking at you, Lady Gaga, also coming to San Jose, on Jan. 17), but any comparisons seem moot: There will never be a “new Madonna,” because there will never again be a moment like the one when Madonna came into prominence. She is so purely the byproduct of her era that discussions of originality are almost wholly aimless. For instance, believe it or not, Gen Zers, there was a time in which the ironic appropriation of religious imagery was actually a big deal. As in people actually cared. As in affiliates of the Catholic Church actually protested. Now it’s just this side of yawn-inducing (at least in the West), with everyone flipping a cross upsidedown as a way of making a statement. Even Madonna is still beating her own sacrificed horse to death; her current MDNA Tour features cathedral set design and some holy cooing that may be more the result of bad acoustics than aesthetic intention. Either way, Madonna (whose own name stands as a sort of self-fulfilled prophecy) was one of the

first to really push the buttons of all who love that Birkenstock-wearinglong-haired hippie. True, she wasn’t alone. The 1980s was the time when scorned Catholic kids grew up and started putting their religious resentment in their art (Bruce Springsteen completely; the Cure maybe in part). But Madonna did it first, did it best and literally won’t stop doing it, so some sort of praise must be given as a way of shutting her up. She’s elsewhere too, namely any heinous “’80s-themed” party that a friend made you attend. Walk in and feast your eyes on the striking binary: vague neon for the men; eclectic mixing for the women. The whole “throw-and-see-what-sticks” fashion style—which ended up turning into “throw-and-everything-sticks”—was at least partially constructed by the pop star. I’d like to say also that the word “star” in the previous sentence was autocorrected to “store,” and if that doesn’t tell you everything you need to know about the current state and inherent nature of pop and music and culture, then I don’t know what does. Yet putting together Madonna’s roughly 300-year career actually proves difficult, because Madonna was really the first pop star to be born simply as a series of images and ideas more than any singular catalogue of songs, or music videos, or film endeavors, or even high-profile relationships. Her most enduring elements are narrowed down to choice photographs taken by Richard Avedon and the like, while she was made up like Marilyn, dressed in Jean Paul Gautier, shot often in blackand-white—and with a similar sense of minimalism applied to her own mythology: girl from Detroit runs off to New York at the height of the city’s fusion of art, music, fashion and energy, and girl exploits punk and pop to culture-dominating effect. This is the story of Madonna; does it really matter how much of it is perpetuated exclusively by Madonna herself ? No one was curating an image meant to sustain itself for some 30 years more than Madonna. She has always been fixated on being a few steps forward. That tactic



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*' applies to her music, too; who else has made a career out of pinpointing the sounds coming out of the most obscure alleyways and putting them on the radio roughly six to nine months before they really hit big (think New York clubhouse and the Vogueing movement; electronic house music and “Ray of Light”). The thing about constantly reinventing yourself is that at a certain point, you’re no longer helping define the culture but just struggling to stay relevant in it. Superficiality is embraced as part of the postmodern lens. But Madonna’s legacy is rooted in a genuine belief that those elements hold weight. And when your legacy becomes button-pushing, how much of that provocation is due to an artist’s finesse and how much is due to the public’s inborn sensitivity? Was Madonna ever really that brilliant in how she broached subjects as taboo as sex and homosexuality, or was America just that buttoned up, that unwilling to hear it, that easily shaken? Hard to say for sure; harder to say if it matters. As a pop star who loves to embrace exaggeration and distraction as vital elements of what she loosely called “[her] art,” Madonna has managed to craft herself just as she wants to be seen, even (or maybe especially) now. In that way, she has always positioned herself as a pop star meant to be deconstructed into a series of motifs and ideas, a vague sketch of what the 1980s must have been like—even for people who could have sworn they knew.

DX[feeXÊjKfg, DfjkD\dfiXYc\ Dfd\ekj (%ÉC@B<8M@I>@EÊ=@IJKMD89IF8;:8JK# (0/+ Arguably the most iconic Madonna moment in the superstar’s entire oeuvre, the performance of “Like a Virgin” served as more than just an exciting opening for MTV’s first VMA Broadcast (ever), but a symbolic first example of the sort of button-pushing she’d come to be known for. This wouldn’t be the last time we’d see the singer in a wedding dress, performing the song and causing a stir on MTV. )%ÉC@B<8GI8P<IÊDLJ@:M@;<F8E;K?< G<GJ@=8CCFLK#(0/0

At the time, it was the product endorsement heard around the world: Pepsi had signed Madonna to a $5 million deal to use “Like a Prayer” in a television spot, and in return sponsored Madonna’s upcoming world tour. But when the clip for the song caused controversy—portraying Jesus as a black man, and Madonna performing sexual acts while he’s nailed to the cross—Pepsi pulled the ad and the endorsement. The public called it sacrilegious; Coke fans couldn’t agree more. *%;8M@;C<KK<ID8E@EK<IM@<N#(00+ Madonna’s appearance on The Late Show on March 31, 1994, made for the most censored television broadcast in network history. The star came under fire for her coarse language—the word “fuck” alone was uttered more than 13 times—as well as speaking exclusively in sexual innuendo, including a memorable moment in which Madonna is asked if her nose ring hurt when it was put in, leaving her with no choice but to clarify that “it always hurts when it’s put in.” Yikes, what would Carson do? +%K?<9I@KE<PB@JJ#MD8)''* It was the pop provocateur’s passing of the torch, by letting Britney Spears open the 2003 MTV VMAs (the 20th anniversary of the awards show) with a wedding dress-laden performance of “Like a Virgin.” Madonna then came on stage to sing with Spears, only to surprise the audience with a steamy kiss with the pop star. Oh, and Christina Aguilera was somewhere on stage, too. ,%ÉN<?8M<89C8:BDLJC@D@EK?< N?@K<?FLJ<ÊD;E8KFLI)'() Madonna has always been skewed to the left, but even her history of antiRepublican political rhetoric didn’t stop concertgoers from scratching their head and asking what the singer was trying to say when she pleaded for Americans to vote for Obama, while simultaneously calling him a Muslim. Madge claims she was trying to be ironic. But just as with the cheerleading outfit she wore two songs prior, everyone in the audience was left confused and more than a little uncomfortable. (All these and more can be easily found on YouTube for repeated shock effect.)

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TIESTO RESCHEDULES SAN JOSE SHOW Tiësto’s sold-out show on Oct. 18 at the Event Center at San Jose State was postponed until March 5 due to a back injury.

IS RICK ROSS COMING TO SAN JOSE? We’re still waiting for confirmation from the SJSU Event Center, but according to “the boss” Rick Ross, he’ll be stopping at the venue on Nov. 30 with Wale and Machine Gun Kelly on his Maybach Music Group Tour.

INTERVIEW: DEXTER HOLLAND OF THE OFFSPRING In 1993, underground Southern Californian punk band the Offspring, which just played the San Jose Civic, went mainstream when their third album, Smash, came out. Since then, they’ve had a string of singles and platinum records.


Rock/Pop THE BLANK CLUB Wed, 9pm: Froads, Dream House, Breathing Patterns. Free. Fri, 9pm: Jucifer, Buried at Birth, Occult Wisdom. $10. Sat, 9pm: Petunia and the Vipers featuring Exene Cervenka, West Coast Ramblers. $10. San Jose.

BRIT ARMS ALMADEN Fri, 10pm: Groovenugget. Sat, 10pm: Superbad. San Jose.



Sat, 8pm: Talky Tina, Them Slack Jawed Sons of Bitches. San Jose.

Thu, 7pm: Michael Schenker, Robin Mcauley. San Jose.


Sat, 8pm: Live in the Square Series. Free. San Jose.

Fri, 9pm: Pride and Joy. $18/$20. Redwood City.

Thu-Fri, 6-9pm: Live blues, roots and Americana. Morgan Hill.



Fri: The Champions Inc. Sat: The Bang! San Jose.

Fri, 8:30pm: Johnny Lima Band, Cruella. $15. Sat, 8:30pm: The City Band. $10. Santa Clara.


Wed, 8pm: Out of the Blue. Fri, 9pm: Chris Creek Band. Sun, 6pm: Joe Ferrara. Tue, 8pm: Out of the Blue. Los Gatos.


Fri-Sat: Live bands. Los Gatos.





Fri, 8pm: Soul Kiss. $5. Sat, 8pm: Field of Stones, Mukagee, Death Under Fire. $10. Gilroy.

THE REFUGE Fri, 6pm: The Leaders. $7. Cupertino.

First three Fri of month: Live music. Santa Clara.

X BAR Sat, 8:30pm: Scissors for Lefty, Trims, New Diplomat, Chris Ely. $5. Homestead Lanes, Cupertino.

Jazz/Blues/ World AGENDA LOUNGE Wed, 8pm: Salsa. $5. Thu, 9pm:



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Florence and the Machine LIKE A whole generation of art-pop icons from the 1980s—Kate Bush, Annie Lennox, Grace Slick—U.K. singer Florence Welch strikes a delicate balance between tense, over-the-top theatrical rock and infectious, bread-and-butter pop hooks. But she has something her forebears didn’t: acute vocal precision, the kind that singers with vocal coaches at the age of two have. Yet her voice has a natural, classical soul undertone that would impress Adele. Shoreline, Mountain View That’s no shortage of influences for one singer. Yet, it’s a perfect fit for her band, Florence and the Machine, which Friday; 8pm; offers a hodgepodge of musical styles and gets described as $15–$80 art-pop mostly by default. They embrace bits of garage rock, tribal music and angelic overtures, well, at least on the first Florence and the Machine album, Lungs. The 2011 follow-up, Ceremonials, dropped the garage and dance sounds and instead focused solely on harpstrumming, operatic music. The neo-Enya, art-pop gem is an entirely different beast than the band’s first single, “Kiss With a Fist,” which introduced the band in 2008 with an angry, three-chord, dance-punk jam that could almost pass for an Alanis Morissette breakup anthem. Lungs came out a year later and became huge in the U.K.—like Oasis huge— staying on the Top 40 charts there for 65 consecutive weeks as the top-selling album in 2009 and in 2010. The U.S. audience is a little behind, but the massive hit “Dog Days Are Over” quickly erased any lag.—Aaron Carnes

34 Banda. No cover. Fri, 8pm: Rock en Español. Sun: Reggae. San Jose.

AZÚCAR Thu-Sat, 9pm: Live music and DJ. Mon, 8pm: Salsa lessons. San Jose.

GRAND DELL SALOON Thu, 8pm: Blues Jam with Aki. Fri, 8pm: Blues Kitchen. Sat, 8pm: Chrome Deluxe. Campbell.

J.J.’S BLUES CAFE Wed; Dan Goghs. Thu: Dennis

D h Dove. FFri:i OCR OCR. SSat:t Littl Little JJohn Chrisley, JC Smith. $10. Sun: Flyte Boyz. Mon: Wayne’s Way. Tue: Dennis and Stuart. . San Jose.

A PERFECT FINISH APERFECTFINISH Fri, 9pm: Levitate. Sat, 9pm: Steven Gary. San Jose.

POOR HOUSE BISTRO MOSAIC Fri-Sat, 6-9pm: Jazz for dinner. San Jose.

MURPHY’S LAW Live music Thu-Sat. Sunnyvale.

PAGODA LOUNGE Fri, 8:30pm: Mark VW—A Tribute to Jaco Pastorius. Free. Fairmont Hotel, San Jose.

Live music Wed-Sun. Wed, 6pm: Ron Thompson. Thu, 6pm: Coyote Slim. Fri, 6pm: Chris Cain Band. Sat, 6pm: Brother Tyrone and the Mindbenders. Sun, 11am-2pm: Johnny Fabulous. San Jose.

SAN PEDRO SQUARE MARKET Fri, 7pm: Pamela Rose. San Jose.


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metroactive MUSIC STEPHENS GREEN Tue, 7:30pm: Irish music. Mountain View.

C&W/Folk THE GRAPEVINE Sat, 7pm: Gianna Gatto. San Jose.



Wed, 8pm: English and Spanish karaoke and dancing. San Jose.

Wed, 9:30pm: Karaoke. San Jose.


Wed-Sat and Tue, 9pm-2am, & last Sun of every month, 2-7pm: B&S Karaoke. Campbell.

Fri, 9pm: Ryan. San Jose.

BENNIGAN’S GRILL Sat, 9pm: August. Santa Clara.

BLUE BONNET BAR Wed-Thu and Mon, 8pm: Karaoke. No cover. Sunnyvale.


EL RANCHO SPORTS BAR Thu, 8pm: Karaoke. San Jose.


Wed: Live country band. Los Gatos.

Fri: KJ Bob and Starmaker Karaoke at 7pm, followed by DJ at 10pm. Santa Clara.



Fri, 8pm: Peter Daldry. Sat, 8pm: Dogcatcher, Libertine Circle. Mountain View.

Thu, 9pm-2am: August. Milpitas.


SAM’S BBQ Wed, 6pm: Sidesaddle. Tue, 6pm: Carolina Special. San Jose.

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BLINKY’S CAN’T SAY Fri, 9pm-1am: Danielle. Sat, 9pm-1am: Karaoke. Santa Clara.

BLUE MAX Fri-Sat, 7pm: Karaoke. Sunnyvale.


Tue, 7pm: Steve Tiger. Cupertino.

Mon, 7pm: Musical open mic for singer/songwriters. Sign up at 7pm. Free. San Jose.

CAFFEE FRASCATI Tue, 7pm: Open mic. San Jose.

THE GOOSETOWN LOUNGE Fri-Sun, 9:30pm-1:30am: Karaoke. Willow Glen.

HUDDLE Wed-Thu and Sun, 9pm: Wild Nights Karaoke. Fremont.



Wed, Fri and Sun, 8pm-2am: Wildside Karaoke. Sunnyvale.

Wed & Sun, 9:30pm-1:30am: Karaoke. Campbell.



Tue: DJ Davey K. Campbell.

Wed, 8pm: DJ Desmond. San Jose.

BRANHAM LOUNGE Thu and Mon: Karaoke. San Jose.


Fri, 7pm: Open mic. San Jose.




Wed & Sun, 10pm: DJ Uncle Hank. San Jose.

Thu & Sun-Mon, 8:30pm: Bruce of KOR Karaoke. Mountain View.



Sun-Tue, 10pm: Karaoke. Cupertino.

Wed, 7pm: Karaoke. Sunnyvale.


Thu: Karaoke. Sunnyvale.

Wed, 9pm: August. Mon, 9pm: Comedy with Mr. Walker. San Jose.





Wed: The Cypher. Hip-hop open mic. San Jose.

RED ROCK COFFEE CO. Mon, 7pm: Cavin and King’s Open Mic. Mountain View.

THREE FLAMES RESTAURANT Wed, 8pm: Open-mic night with Anita. Willow Glen.

Karaoke 7 BAMBOO Wed-Sat, 9pm: Karaoke. Tue, 9pm: Karaoke. San Jose.

ALEX’S 49ER INN Nightly, 9pm-2am: Karaoke. San Jose.

Thu, 9pm: DJ Davey K. Campbell.


Mon: Karaoke. San Jose.

Tue: Karaoke. San Jose.

Thu, 8pm: Chris. Santa Clara.



Thu, Sat, Mon, 9pm: Karaoke. Campbell.

Wed, 9pm: Vic. Fremont.


Tue: DJ Uncle Hank. Los Gatos.

Wed, 8pm, and Sat, 8:30pm: KJ Bob and Starmaker Karaoke. San Jose.


DASILVA’S BRONCOS Wed: Karaoke. Thu, 9pm-1am: Karaoke. Santa Clara.


Sat: Karaoke. Campbell.

NORMANDY HOUSE LOUNGE Fri-Sat, 9:30pm: Karaoke. Santa Clara.


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OASIS Wed and Fri-Sat, 8:30pm: Doug. Sunnyvale.

OFF THE HOOK Thu, 8pm: Karaoke. Campbell.

Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;FLAHERTYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S IRISH PUB Sun-Mon, 9pm: Ryan. San Jose.

POINCIANA LOUNGE Wed, 9:30pm: Wildside. No cover. Sun, 9pm: Joe. Santa Clara.

QUARTER NOTE Mon: Ed. Tue: Sue and Sherrie. No cover. Sunnyvale.

APPARITION Thu, 10pm: Underground goth deathrock tunes. Club Lido, San Jose.



Sat, 9pm: Thick & Sexy Saturdays. $10. San Jose.


PURE LOUNGE 408 Every second and fourth Fri: Pure Bliss. Sat, 9:30pm: Pure Sat w/DJ Class. Sunnyvale.


WOODHAMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LOUNGE Wed-Thu, Sat (plus fourth Fri of month): Karaoke. Santa Clara.




Mon & Fri, 9pm: Vinnie. Cupertino.

Thu: DJ David Q. Fri: DJ Radio Raheem. Sat: DJ Ready Rock. San Jose.

Wed: Wingy Tango night. Thu: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s Babies (second and fourth Thu) or Intensity Thursdays. Fri: Video Junkie. Sat: Sapphire. Every third Sat: Guest DJ. Sun: Funday. Mon: Manic Mondaze. Tue: Buck Wild. San Jose.



Wed, 9pm: Wine Wednesdays. Thu, 9pm: The Heit Thursdays. Fri-Sat, 9pm: DJs & dancing. $10. Mon, 9pm: Industry. Tue: College Night. San Jose.

Thu: Bailey the Champ, Suryil Live. Fri: Authentic, the #Rockstar. Sat: MTV Video Release. San Jose.

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AT&T Mobility, LLC is proposing to modify a wireless telecommunications facility on a building located at 1165 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA. Three new panel antennas will be mounted to the parapet behind screening at a centerline height of 39ft above grade on the 57.5ft building. Additional support equipment will be added to the existing equipment compounds. Any interested party wishing to submit comments regarding the potential effects the proposed facility may have on any historic property may do so by sending such comments to: Project 61124434-JLD c/o EBI Consulting, 11445 East Via Linda, Suite 2 #472, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, or via telephone at (203) 309-8285.


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Rd., San Jose, CA, 95122, Jenny Nguyen. This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 9/7/12. /s/Jenny Nguyen This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/07/2012. (pub Metro 10/03, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24/2012)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Peggy~Licious. com, 3155 Bilbo Dr., San Jose, CA, 95121, Peggy Florence. This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the FICTITIOUS fictitious business name or names listed herein. BUSINESS FlorenceThis NAME STATEMENT /s/Peggy statement was filed #569087 with the County Clerk of The following person(s) is Santa Clara County on (are) doing business as: 9/21/2012. (pub Metro Access In-House Care, 65 10/03, 10/10, 10/17, Rio Bobles East #1105, 10/24/2012) Leilani Brigaudit. This business is conducted by FICTITIOUS a individual. Registrant FICTITIOUS BUSINESS has not yet begun BUSINESSNAME transacting business NAME STATEMENT under the fictitious STATEMENT business name or names #569862 #570154 The following person(s) listed herein. /s/Leilani The following person(s) Brigaudit. This statement is (are) doing business is (are) doing business was filed with the County as: Arteagas Food Center as: Premium Cutz, 785 S. Clerk of Santa Clara (Willow), 204 Willow 1st Street, San Jose, CA, St., San Jose, CA, 95110, County on 8/31/2012. 95110, Efren Hernandez, (pub Metro 9/26, 10/03, Arteagas Stores, 1003 495 N. San Pedro St., Lincoln Ave., San Jose, 10/10, 10/17/2012) San Jose, CA, 95110. This CA, 95125. This business business is conducted by FICTITIOUS is conducted by a a individual. Registrant Corporation. Above entity BUSINESS began transacting was formed in the state NAME STATEMENT business under the of California. Registrant #569589 fictitious business name has not yet begun The following person(s) or names listed herein transacting business is (are) doing business on 9/12/2008. /s/ under the fictitious as: B&J Automotive Efren Hernandez. This business name or Repair, 300 Railway statement was filed names listed herein. /s/ Ave, C-1, Campbell, CA, with the County Clerk of 95008, Mark Wagenhals, Gerardo Lopez Secretary Santa Clara County on #3265789 This statement 3125 Albemar Ct., San 10/01/2012. (pub Metro was filed with the County Jose, CA, 95148, Tosef 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, Clerk of Santa Clara Diggelmann, 362 Los 10/31/2012) County on 9/24/2012. Encinos, San Jose, CA, 95134. This business is (pub Metro 10/03, 10/10, FICTITIOUS conducted by a general 10/17, 10/24/2012) partnership. Registrant BUSINESSNAME began transacting FICTITIOUS STATEMENT business under the BUSINESS NAME #569220 fictitious business The following person(s) is name or names listed STATEMENT (are) doing business as: herein on Sept 04. /s/ #569713 Mark Wagenhals. This Sahara Nails, 319 South The following person(s) Monroe St., San Jose, CA, statement was filed is (are) doing business with the County Clerk of 95128, Nguyen Trang, as: Aunt Maye’s Jamaican 2180 Rose Arbor Ct., San Santa Clara County on BBQ Sauce, 16763 9/14/2012. (pub Metro Jose, CA, 95133. This Hicks Rd., Los Gatos, business is conducted by 10/03, 10/10, 10/17, CA, 95032, Tabetha 10/24/2012) a individual. Registrant Cameron. This business has not yet begun is conducted by a FICTITIOUS transacting business individual. Registrant has BUSINESS under the fictitious not yet begun transacting business name or names NAME STATEMENT business under the listed herein. /s/Nguyen #569322 fictitious business name Trang. This statement The following person(s) is or names listed herein. was filed with the County (are) doing business as: J /s/Tabetha Cameron Clerk of Santa Clara & N Electric, 2257 S. King This statement was filed County on 9/05/2012.

with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/18/2012. (pub Metro 9/26, 10/03, 10/10, 10/17/2012)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Tenant Society, 2985 Delta Road, San Jose, CA 9513, Joaquin Alcantar. This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Jaoquin Alcantar This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/05/2012. (pub Metro 9/26, 10/03, 10/10, 10/17/2012)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Fitsista Training, LLC, 841 1/2 6th Street, San Joe, CA, 95112. This business is conducted by a limited liability company. Above entity was formed in the state of California. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 8/27/2012. /s/ Jittaun Jones LLC Member #201219210261. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 8/27/2012. (pub Metro 9/26, 10/03, 10/10, 10/17/2012)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Fontes Designs, 6182 Cottle Rd., Apt. 5, San Jose, CA, 95123, Ygnacio S. Fontes. This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Ygnacio Fontes III. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/05/2012. (pub Metro 9/19, 9/26, 10/03, 10/10/2012)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: PBC Systems, 473 Sapena Court, Santa Clara, CA, 95054, Personal Business Computers, Inc. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Above entity was formed in the state of California. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 8/01/2012. /s/Daniel J. Pijanowski Vice President #C1185034. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/04/2012. (pub Metro 9/19, 9/26, 10/03, 10/10/2012)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 299 Deyes Test Only, 299 Keyes St., Suite A, San Jose, CA, 95112, Bao Vu, 211 Herlong Ave., San Jose, CA, 95123. This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Bao Vu. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 8/15/2012. (pub Metro 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/03/2012)

The following person(s) / entity (ies) has / have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s): Infinity Law Offices, 111 North Market , Suite 910, San Joe, CA, 95113, Kate Petersen, 1567 Willowbrook Drive, San Jose, CA, 95118. This business was conducted by an Individual. Filed in Santa Clara county on 7/12/2012. Under file no. 567244. /s/Kate Petersen This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/11/2012. (pub Metro 9/19, 9/26, 10/03, 10/10/2012)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Bay Rentals, 900 S. Winchester Blvd., STE 9, San Jose, CA, 95128, Ron Stern, 1275 Curtner, San Jose, CA, 95125. This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 8/01/2012. /s/Antonio Fernandez/ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/05/2012. (pub Metro 9/19, 9/26, 10/03, 10/10/2012)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF #569385 The following person(s) USE OF FICTITIOUS is (are) doing business as: 1. DVG Construction, BUSINESS NAME 2. DG, 1287 Chapel Drive, #569422 Santa Clara, CA, 95050, Douglas Van Grigsby.


This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Douglas Grigsby This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/11/2012. (pub Metro 9/19, 9/26, 10/03, 10/10/2012)

This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 8/23/2012. (pub Metro 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/03/2012)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Gold Movement LLC, 1625 McKee Road, San Jose, FICTITIOUS CA, 95116. This business is conducted by a Limited BUSINESS Company. NAME STATEMENT Liability Above entity was formed #568574 in the state of California The following person(s) is Registrant began transacting business (are) doing business as: under the fictitious BLT Films, 3127 Gavota business name or Ave., San Jose, CA, 95124, Andrew Boer, Kyle names listed herein on 9/05/2012. /s/Huy Phan Costanza 769 Sherman CFO #20121650096 Oaks Dr., San Jose, CA, This statement was filed 95128. This business is with the County Clerk conducted by a general of Santa Clara County partnership. Registrant on 9/05/2012. (pub has not yet begun Metro 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, transacting business 10/03/2012) under the fictitious business name or names FICTITIOUS listed herein. /s/Andrew BUSINESS NAME Boer. This statement was STATEMENT filed with the County #568448 Clerk of Santa Clara The following person(s) County on 8/17/2012. is (are) doing business (pub Metro 9/12, 9/19, as: Agada Crystal Sound 9/26, 10/03/2012) Therapy, 300 South 11th St., San Jose, CA, 95112, FICTITIOUS Jessica Neideffer. This BUSINESS is conducted by NAME STATEMENT business a individual. Registrant #568753 began transacting The following person(s) is business under the (are) doing business as: fictitious business name Makinstarzshine, 2279 or names listed herein Emerald Hill Circle, San on 11/01/11. /s/Jessica Jose, CA, 95131, Andrew Neideffer. This statement E. Archuletta. This business is conducted by was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara a individual. Registrant County on 8/14/2012 began transacting (pub Metro 9/12, 9/19, business under the 9/26, 10/03/2012) fictitious business name or names listed herein on 8/23/2012. /s/Antonio Fernandez.


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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: xAD, Inc., 440 N. Wolfe Rd., Sunnyvale, CA, 94085, xAD, Inc. 101 Spear St., #230, San Francisco, CA, 94105. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Above entity was formed in the state of Delaware. Registrant began transacting business under the ďŹ ctitious business name or names listed herein on Sept 12, 2011. /s/Stephen Mc Carthy CFO, Secretary #33431088100. This statement was ďŹ led with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/04/2012. (pub Metro 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/03/2012)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #569018 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: K. ZZANG, 78 S. 1st St., San Jose, CA., 95113, J&K Total Entertainment Inc. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Above entity was formed in the state of California Registrant began transacting business under the ďŹ ctitious business name or names listed herein on 8/30/2012. /s/Keounglack Kim CEO #2631381. This statement was ďŹ led with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County

on 8/30/2012. (pub Metro 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/03/2012)



ARIES (March 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;April 19): â&#x20AC;&#x153;In a full heart there is room for everything,â&#x20AC;? said poet Antonio Porchia, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an important idea for you to meditate on right now, Aries. The universe is conspiring for you to be visited by a tide of revelations about intimacy. And yet you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be available to get the full beneďŹ t of that tide unless your heart is as full as possible. Wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you love to be taught more about love and togetherness and collaboration?

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TAURUS (April 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 20): As I turn inward and

call forth psychic impressions of whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ahead for you, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m seeing mythic symbols like whoopie cushions, rubber chickens, and pools of fake plastic vomit. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m seeing popcorn shells that are stuck in your teeth and a dog thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eating your homework and an alarm clock that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go off when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supposed to. But as I push further into the not-too-distant future, exploring the deeper archetypal levels, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m also tuning into a vision of ďŹ reďŹ&#x201A;ies in an underground cavern. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re lighting your way and leading you to a stash of treasure in a dusty corner.


AT&T Mobility, LLC is proposing to modify a wireless telecommunications facility on a building located at 1165 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA. Three new panel antennas will be mounted to the parapet behind screening at a centerline height of 39ft above grade on the 57.5ft building. Additional support equipment will be added to the existing equipment compounds. Any interested party wishing to submit comments regarding the potential effects the proposed facility may have on any historic property may do so by sending such comments to: Project 61124434-JLD c/o EBI Consulting, 11445 East Via Linda, Suite 2 #472, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, or via telephone at (203) 309-8285.

GEMINI (May 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;June 20): â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was the best of times,


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it was the worst of times.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the opening sentence of Charles Dickensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bestselling novel A Tale of Two Cities. The author was describing the period of the French Revolution in the late 18th century, but he could just as well have been talking about our timeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or any other time, for that matter. Of course many modern cynics reject the idea that our era is the best of times. They obsess on the idea that ours is the worst of all the worst times that have ever been. When your worried mind is in control of you, you may even think that thought yourself, Gemini. But in accordance with the current astrological omens, I challenge you to be a ďŹ ery rebel: Come up with at least ďŹ ve reasons why this is the best of times for you personally.

CANCER (June 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;July 22): â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life,â&#x20AC;? said Pablo Picasso. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s certainly true for me. I can purify my system either by creating art myself or being in the presence of great art. How about you, Cancerian? What kinds of experiences cleanse you of the congested emotions that just naturally build up in all of us? What inďŹ&#x201A;uences can you draw on to purge the repetitive thoughts that sometimes torment you? How do you go about making your imagination as fresh and free as a warm breeze on a sunny day? I urge you to make a study of all the things that work for you, and then use them to the max in the coming week. LEO (July 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Aug. 22): â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our culture peculiarly honors the act of blaming, which it takes as the sign of virtue and intellect.â&#x20AC;? So said literary critic Lionel Trilling. Now Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m passing his idea on to you, Leo, just in time for the No-Blaming Season. Would you like to conjure up a surge of good karma for yourself? Then for the next 10 days or so, refrain from the urge to ďŹ nd fault. And do your best to politely neutralize that reďŹ&#x201A;ex in other people who are sharing your space, even if they love to hate the same political party or idiot fringe that you do. P.S.: For extra credit, engage in speech and activity that are antidotes to the blaming epidemic. (Hint: praise, exaltation, thanks.) VIRGO (Aug. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sept. 22): One of the reasons

platinum is regarded as a precious metal is that it is so infrequently found in the Earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crust. A second reason is that there are difďŹ culties in extracting it from the other metals itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s embedded in. You typically need 10 tons of ore to obtain one ounce of platinum. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good metaphor for the work you have ahead of you, Virgo. The valuable resource youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re dreaming of is deďŹ nitely worth your hard work, persistence, and attention to detail. But to procure it, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll probably need the equivalent of several tons of those ďŹ ne qualities.

LIBRA (Sept. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Oct. 22): While doing research in South America four decades ago, anthropologist Claude LĂŠvi-Strauss found an indigenous tribe whose people claimed they could see the planet Venus in the daytime. This seemed impossible to him. But he later consulted astronomers who told him that in fact Venus does emit enough light to be visible by day to a highly trained human eye. My prediction for you, Libra, is that in the coming months you will make a metaphorically

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equivalent leap: You will become aware of and develop a relationship with some major presence that has been virtually undetectable. And I bet the ďŹ rst glimpse will come this week.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Nov. 21): Whether or not anyone has ever called you an â&#x20AC;&#x153;old soulâ&#x20AC;? before, that term will suit you well in the coming months. A whole lot of wisdom will be ripening in you all at once. Past events that never quite made sense before will more clearly reveal the role they have played in your lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s master plan. Relatively unimportant desires youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve harbored for a long time will fade away, while others that have been in the backgroundâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and more crucial to your ultimate happinessâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;will rise to prominence. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dec. 21): In most of my horoscopes, I tell you what you can do to make yourself feel good. I advise you on how can act with the highest integrity and get in touch with what you need to learn about. Now and then, though, I like to focus on how you can help other people feel good. I direct your attention to how you can inspire them to align with their highest integrity and get in touch with what they need to learn about. This is one of those times, Sagittarius. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hoping you have your own ideas about how to perform these services. Here are a few of my suggestions: Listen with compassionate receptivity to the people you care for. Describe to them what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re like when they are at their best. Give them gifts they can use to activate their dormant potential. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jan. 19): If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever watched tennis matches, you know that some players grunt when they smack the ball. Does that help them summon greater power? Maybe. But the more important issue is that it can mask the sound of the ball striking the racket, thereby making it harder for their opponents to guess the force and spin of the ball that will be headed toward them. The coming week would be an excellent time for you to hunt down a competitive advantage thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comparable to this in your own ďŹ eld of endeavor. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Feb. 18): Many people seem to believe that all of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christians are and have always been fundamentalists. But the truth is that at most 35 percent of the total are fundies, and their movement has only gotten cultural traction in the last 30 years. So then why do their bizarre interpretations of the nature of reality get so much play? One reason is that they shout so loud and act so mean. Your upcoming assignment, Aquarius, is to do what you can to shift the focus from small-minded bullies to big-hearted visionaries, whether that applies to the Christians in your sphere or any other inďŹ&#x201A;uences. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to shrink any tendency you might have to get involved with energy vampires. Instead, give your full attention and lend your vigorous clout to life-afďŹ rming intelligence. PISCES (Feb. 19â&#x20AC;&#x201C;March 20): [WARNING: The

following horoscope contains more than the usual dose of poetry.] Mirthful agitation! Surprising deliverance! I predict you will expose the effects of the smoke and mirrors, then ďŹ nd your way out of the labyrinth. Lucid irrationality! Deathless visions! I predict you will discover a secret youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been hiding from yourself, then escape a dilemma you no longer need to struggle with. Mysterious blessings arriving from the frontiers! Refreshed fertility roused by a reborn dream! I predict you will begin to prepare a new power spot for your future use.

Homework: Comment on this line from a poem by Daniel Higgs: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Truth obscured by the symbols of truth.â&#x20AC;?

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