Issuu on Google+

FFOLLOW OLLOW M METROFB.COM ETROF B. B COM TTO O WIN FREE STUFF STUFF

Halloween Halloween Pla PlayGuide yGuid

A’ S RIC ME RA E FO AT T L IC B E EP : TH XED

A customer-centric company forgot its customers, ignored advisors and cost its shareholders billions

FLI NET

O C TO T O B E R 24-3 2 4 - 30 0,, 20 1122 | V O L . 2 8, 8 , N O ..32 3 2 | S I L I C O N VA V A L L E Y, Y, C A | F R E E

EYE

BAL

LS

pp32 32

BY GINA KEATING


metroactive.com metr oactive.com | sanjo sanjose.com ose.com | metr metrosiliconvalley.com osiliconvalley.coom | OOCTOBER C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30 2012

 10


11 

OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012 | me metrosiliconvalley.com etrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose sanjose.com e.com | metr metroactive.com oactive.com


metroactive.com  s   sanjose.com s   metrosiliconvalley.com s   OCTOBER 24-30, 2012

4 D<KIFJ@C@:FEM8CC<P A locally owned company.

550 S First St, San Jose, CA 95113 408.298.8000 Editorial Fax: 408.298.0602 Advertising Fax: 408.298.6992

<O<:LK@M<<;@KFI:<F

'$138/&5$12 <;@KFI@8C Managing/Arts Editor: Michael S. Gant Music Editor: Steve Palopoli News Editor: Josh Koehn Contributing Writers: Tori Eakes, Gary Singh,

Richard von Busack Editorial Interns: Amulya Datla,

Vanessa Contreras,

8IK&GIF;L:K@FE Design Director: Kara Brown Production Operations Coordinator: Mercy Perez Graphic Designer: Tabi Dolan Production Liaison: Sean George Advertising Graphic Artists:

Jimmy Arceneaux, Evan Beltran

;@JGC8PJ8C<J Advertising Director:  John Haugh Marketing Manager:  Jennifer Anderson Senior Account Executive: Bill Stubbee Account Executives: Gordon Carbone,

Mark Fenichel, Billy Garcia, Michael Hagaman, Kye Sun Movie Promotions/Sales: Jim Carrico Advertising Sales Assistant: Christina Valentine

:C8JJ@=@<;J8C<J Senior Account Executive: Michael R. Hill Classified Sales: Dave Miller

8::FLEK@E>&FG<I8K@FEJ& 8;D@E@JKI8K@FE Accounting Manager: Tisha Rae G. Muñoz Accounts Receivable: Jay Romero Accounts Payable: Aurene Pokorny Information Systems: Chris Giancaterino Operations/Circulation: Lazaro Cardenas Office Manager: Dave Miller

;@JKI@9LK@FE Metro is available free of charge, limited to one copy per reader. Additional copies of the current issue may be purchased for $1 each, payable at the Metro office in advance. Metro may be distributed only by Metro’s authorized distributors. No one may, without permission of Metro, take more than one copy of each issue. Subscriptions: $50/six months, $95/one year.

=@E<GI@EK Declared a legal newspaper of general circulation by the Superior Court of Santa Clara County Decree No. 651274, April 7, 1988. ISSN 0882-4290. Entire contents © 2012 Metro Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in any form prohibited without publisher’s written permission. Unsolicited material should be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope; however, Metro is not responsible for the return of such submissions.


11  OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012 | me metrosiliconvalley.com etrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose sanjose.com e.com | metr metroactive.com oactive.com

WE BUY YOUR

CLOTHES

:20(1 6 0(1 6‡&855(1767</(6 No Appointment Needed &DVKRQWKH6SRW‡)ULHQGO\%X\HUV 1959 WEST SAN CARLOS 408.292.6100 1008 BLOSSOM HILL RD 408.269.1000 ZZZFURVVURDGVWUDGLQJFRP


THIS MODERN WORLD

9p TOM TOMORROW

I SAW YOU

metroactive.com  s  sanjose.com s  metrosiliconvalley.com s  OCTOBER 24-30, 2012

6

ISawYou@metronews.com Send us your anonymous rants and raves about your co-workers or any badly behaving citizen—or about citizens you admire. I SAW YOU, Metro, 550 S. First St., San Jose, 95113, or via email.

‘Mild’ Objection @jXnpflÆp\j#pfl#n_\e @i\X[pflid\Xe$jg`i`k\[ @JXnPflÇK_\D`c[Fe\È  i\^Xi[`e^k_\^\\q\ijfek_\ dfkfiki`b\%P\j#@jXnpfli jdXcc$d`e[\[e\jjXe[pfli j\c]$i`^_k\flje\jjXe[pfli Zfekifcc`e^#]Xlo$jlg\i`fi eXkli\%N_Xkn\i\k_\p [f`e^k_Xknflc[e\^Xk`m\cp `dgXZkXepfe\6N\i\ k_\p[i`m`e^i\Zbc\jjcp6 GcXp`e^k_\`ijk\i\fcfl[cp6 N_Xk6>\kXc`]\#cfj\i%@Ê[ iXk_\ijg\e[k`d\n`k_k_\ `ek\i\jk`e^$jfle[`e^fc[ ^lpjk_Xen`k_pfl%

COMMENTS Letters@metronews.com Metro welcomes letters. Like any great work of art, they should be originals—not copies of material sent elsewhere. Please include your name, city of residence and daytime telephone number. (Phone number will not be published.) Letters may be edited for length and clarity or to correct factual inaccuracies known to us. = SanJoseInside

= via email

Infamy What a crappy article on Mitt Romney (“About Mitt,” Cover Story, Oct. 10)! Since you did not give any “clue” as to Geoffery Dunn’s credentials, I looked him up on the Internet. The fact that he authored

the infamous book The Lies of Sarah Palin, tells it all. This article seemed below the purview of the Metro of Silicon Valley. MARCIA HARRIS

Waste Water In recommending a yes vote on Measure B, you note that the Santa Clara Valley Water District “made so many mistakes in getting the measure on the ballot that voters can rightly question the competency of the agency, referred to by its critics as the Golden Spigot for its wastefulness.” The Water District does not need the estimated $548 million to

be exacted from property owners under Measure B. It just needs to stop squandering its normal income and abandon bad ideas such as adding a poison called fluoride to water and the bloodstream of water users. GARY WESLEY | MOUNTAIN VIEW

Stay Safe Sadly, this is how the majority of [Rose Herrera’s] co-workers feel about the police department. The good news is that more and more agencies/cities are coming forward to hire these “lazy” officers. Those of you staying—please stay safe, your city leaders continue to show their

true colors about your sacrifices for the citizens of San Jose. MURPHY | SAN JOSE

From Metrofb.com (Our news story of Oct. 17 about the woman who shouted obscenities at Campbell Vice Mayor Evan Low at Campbell’s Oktoberfest got lots of comments.) ELIZA NISHIDA: She’s lucky it wasn’t me she said that to. MICHAEL PHOTOPOULOS: Sadly, beer will bring out ugliness in some. CHRIS LIBERTI: Doesn’t surprise me. People are low-lifes. CHIP CASPER DEVILLE: That is lame and unfortunate.


11  OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012 | me metrosiliconvalley.com etrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose sanjose.com e.com | metr metroactive.com oactive.com

THE EYECARE STORE NEXT DOOR.

The Right Styles, Right Next Door

100 OFF A Complete Pair

$

of Eyeglasses

Plus, 2nd Pair FREE!*

99

$

3145 Stevens Creek Boulevard at Winchester, Santa Clara s   5450 Thornwood Drive, San Jose (behind the Oakridge Mall) s  

59

$

OR

100 OFF

$ *Offer valid on the purchase of frames and lenses. Free second pair of prescription eyeglasses can be chosen from our large special frame selection with single-vision clear lenses. See store for details. Not combinable with insurance. Some restrictions may apply. Offer expires 11/30/12. **With purchase of complete pair (frames and lenses). Flat top 28 lined bifocals or standard progressive lenses included. Not combinable with insurance. See store for details. Some restrictions may apply. Offer expires 11/30/12.

Progressive No-Line Multifocals**

Zeiss or Other Digital Progressive Lenses

SiteForSoreEyes.com

COMPREHENSIV COMPREHENSIVE C VE CONVENIENT T APPOINTMENTS - BOOK ONLINE NOW NO OW Eye examinations are availa available able by Sterling V VisionCare, isionCare, a Californ California-licensed nia-licensed V Vision ision Health Care Servic Service ce Plan. EYE E YE EXAM


THE T HE FL FFLY LY

An in inside nside look at San Jose politics

Boughtt and Paid Paid The saying goes: The goes: If you can’t can’t beat ’em, join ’em. But But in politics, if you can’t can ’t join join’’ em, buy ’em. TThat’s hat’s exactly what San Josee City City Council Council candidates ROSE R OSE HERRERA HERRERA and JOHNNY JOHNNY KHAMIS KHAMIS did in a rrecent ecentt slate mailer to boost their public sa safety afety cr cred. ed. Her Herrera rera has taken a beatin beating ng fr from om the P Police olice Officers O fficers Association Association in her rre-election e-election campaign, andd to combat the negative attack ads shee rrecently ecently spent $926 on an endorseme endorsement nt fr from om the CO COPS PS V Voter oter Guide. Joining Herrera Herrera was Khamis, who spent $1, 031 on the slate mailer $1,031 and is runningg against g P OA-endorsed POA-endorsed ROBERT BRAUNSTEIN BRAUN NSTEIN in Almaden. All ROBERT that’s required requiredd for for the voter guide’s guide’s that’s i money and an empty endorsement is port public saf ety. (DAVID (DAV VID pledge to supp support safety. GINSBORG, a candidate candidate ffor or a county GINSBORG, Water District seat, also signed on ffor or Water board member $1,200. Why a water board een as big on public needs to be se seen safety is beyon nd us.) While one could safety beyond argue the cand didates ar argue candidates aree trying to get don’t know the over on voterss who don’t difference betw ween rreal eal and pur chased difference between purchased ety support, s public saf safety it seems the oom are are the smartest men in the rroom or o ganizers, BARRY BARR RY WYATT WY YAT TT voter guides guides’’ organizers, KELLY MORAN. MORAN. If those two names and KELLY sound ffamiliar, amiliarr, it ’s because they’r it’s they’ree the guys who wer weree paid hundr hundreds eds of thousands of dollars d in 2008 to send out slate maile mailers ers supporting Pr Prop op 8, which at the ttime ime banned gay mar marriage riage in CCalifornia. alifornia. Moran, M an, of course, is gay Mor and mar married, ried, pr pproving oving that mor morals als can easily shri shrink ink in the shadow of the almighty dollar ddollar.. In their quest to make moola, the t two men have put together an ep epic pic cast of contr contradictions adictions in this year year’s ’s CO CCOPS PS V Voter oter Guide. TThe he endorsement of o Khamis, a R Republican, epublican, lines up almos almost st side by side with a “Y “Yes” es ” endorsem endorsement ment of Pr Prop op 30, Gov Gov.. JERRY JERRY B BROWN’s ROWN’s pr proposed oposed sales and income ta tax ax incr increase. ease.

Shawn TT.. Moor Moore, e, of the U.S. Dep Dept. pt. of Labor

metroactive.com metr oactive.com | sanjo sanjose.com ose.com | metr metrosiliconvalley.com osiliconvalley.coom | OOCTOBER C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30 2012

8

WHO’S W WH O’S A ARGUING? RGUING? V Voters o oters in n San Jose will decide N Nov. ov v. 6 if the t minimum wage should be increased. Some argue G Industries would be negatively n affected, but the no onprofit isn ’t saying so publicly y. Goodwill nonprofit isn’t publicly.

GGoodwillll Hunti Goodwi Hunting ng Chamber sucks nonprofit C n into min minimum nimum without w wage fight witho out its permission n B JOSH By JOSH KOEHN KOE H N

T

HE SAN SAN JOSE/Silicon n V alley Chamber of Valley Commerce doesn’t doesn’t w ant voters to passs want M easure D t Measure D,, an increase in the ci ity’s minimum wage. wage. Mayor May yor city’s C huck Reed doesn’t doesn’t want want it it Chuck to o pass. pass. Even Silicon Valley’s Valley y’s y G Goodwill oodwill Industries doesn’t doesn’t w want ant it to pass. pass. Or does it?

In a ballot ar argument gument against Meas Measure sure D,, the nonpr D nonprofit ofit agency is cited as on one ne off the emplo employers oyeers that will b bee hit har hardest d dest byy raising salaries ffor b o or low-w low-wage waage work workers keers from fr o $8 to $10. om

“Measuree D means yyou’ll “Measur ou’ll ou ’ ha have ave to paay mor or gr o roceries, gas— ggas—even even e a pay moree ffor groceries, hamburger, hambur rgger,” ac according ccorrd ding to t the ballot ar gument. ““And And it will hur A h argument. hurtt those who odwill need that help the most most. t. Go Goodwill Industries t p eople with Industries,, which helps train people disabilities,, estimates tha disabilities that at if this measur measuree passes it will ha ave to cut 10 0 job -training have 100 job-training positions. p ositions.” This ccame ame as a surpris se to Mik ke F ox, surprise Mike Fox, esident Goodwill Silicon Valley’s president JJr., r.., Go odwill Silic on V aallleeyy’s pr CEO.. F Fox Goodwill’s board and CEO ox said Go odwill’ d sb oard of directors position dir ectors did not ttake ak ke a p osition ffor o or or Measuree D D,, and he only b became against Measur ecame nonprofit’s aaware waare of the nonpr ofit’s inclusion in the argument ballot ar gument after rreading e eading a San JJose ose post byy ccolumnist Inside p ost last week b olumnist Rich Robinson, local political R obinson, a lo o caal p oliticcaal cconsultant. onsultant. “From standpoint, “Fr ro om our st taandpoin nt, I think what

our b board’s oard’s p position osition and mine is is,, if Measure Measur re D passes or do doesn’t esn’t pass pass,, our position p osition is we w we’re ’re going to do eeverything veerything we ccan aan to maximize m our impact on the ccommunity, ommu unitty,” F Fox ox said. “W “We’re We’re not lo looking oking at Measur M Measuree D as an eexcuse xcuse x to do what we ne need eed to do do..” He added d that Go Goodwill odwill ne never veer provided pr ovvided an n official numb number er to an anyone nyo one on p potential otentiaal job cuts cuts.. “Wher “Wheree the they ey ccame ame up with ith tha th that, at, t I don d don’t n’’t know k know. w.” After b being eiing aler alerted, ted, F Fox ox said he had a cconversation on nversatio e on with Chamb Chamber er CEO Mat Matt tt Mahood. Mahood. He H wouldn wouldn’t n’t ’ divulge the det details taails of that cconversation, on nveersation, but sour sources rces sa say ay F Fox ox wasn’t w aasn n’’t happ happy. py. N Nonprofits onprofits generally sh shy hy aaway way from from sensitiv sensitive ve p political oliticcaal issues that ccould ould jeopa jeopardize arrd dize their funding funding. g. Mahood Maho od declined ccomment o omment and directed dir reected qu questions uestions to T Tab aab Ber Berg, rg, a ccampaign ampaign cconsultant onsultant ffor o or the Chamb Chamber. er. ““All All I ccan A aan sa say ay is i the h st statement taatement and d numb numbers ers ar are re ac accurate, curate,” Ber Bergg said. Doubling Doublin ng down on an unauthorized number, numb err, as well as insinuating that disabled p people e eople will lose jobs if Measur Measuree D passes passes,, is a b bold old pla play. ay. But Ber Bergg disagreed. disagr eed. ““II don don’t n’t ’ think an anyone nyo one is going to vvote ote ffor o o or or o against it b because eccause a of one


WEB:: SanJoseInside WEB SanJoseInside.com S J I ide.com

TTWITTER: W ITTER: @sanjoseinside @ j i id

examples examples off how the nonpr nonprofit ofit ccould ould be negatively affected byy an incr increased be negativ veelly aff ffeected b eased minimum w wage, aage, he just didn didn’t n’’t intend ffor or o those eexamples bee inc incorporated xxamp ples to b orporated into a ballot ar argument. rgum g ment. F Fox ox did not rrespond espond to messages ffor interview. orr a ffollow-up o ollow-up inter o view.

FPPC Letter Lettter Sa Says ys Ma Mayor yorr Br Broke oke La Law w

T

he San JJose ose City Council rrace ace between Rose Herrera Herrerra and Jimmy Nguyen Nguy yen got a crazier last week. w little crazier The Police Officers Association Asso ociation Police Friiday y that announced late Friday co ommittee a political action committee (PAC) supporting Herrera Herrera will (PAC) $1000,000 to need to return $100,000 PAC controlled by y Mayor a PAC th he mayor Chuck Reed. But the o be decided. says that has yet to

It’s It ’s just another turn in n the most racee of this yyear’s local eexpensive xp x ensivve rac eeaar’s lo caal elections.. elections Garyy W Winuk, Fair Political Gar iinuk,, of the Fa air P oliticcaal Practic Practices es C Commission ommission (F (FPPC), FPPC), sent a letter Sutton, attorney let ttter to JJames ames Sut ttton, an n at ttorne t ey ffor or o Mayor Ma ayo or Chuck Reed’s Reeed’s PAC, PAC, informing inffo orming $100,000 transferred from him that $10 0,000 trans sffeerred fr ro om the PAC P AC to a gr group oup ccalled alled San n JJose ose R Reform ef eform o Committee Supporting Rose Herrera C ommitttee t Supp orting R ose Herr o reera ffor or o City Cit ty C Council ouncil 2012 did no not ot ccomply omply with state law. Ass a rresult, Winuk wrote, st ate la aw. A eesult, W iin nuk wr ote, the moneyy must b mone bee rreturned. eturned d. An Any ny violations bee subject to $5,0 $5,000 fines.. ccould ould b 00 fines JJim im i U Unland, nland, n , PO POA Ap pr president essident and the person p erson who filed the ccomplaint om mplaint with the FPPC,, said he is “gratefull that the FPPC FPPC moved mo oveed sswiftly wiftly w and sternl sternly ly to crack down on the illegal funneling of o ccampaign aampaign ccash ash a b byy Ma Mayor ayo or R Reed eeed and the Chamb Chamber er of Commerce C ommerce to help R Rose ose o Herr Herrera. era.” He added, “N “No o one is ab aabove ove the la law, aw, eeven veen the Ma Mayor, ayo orr, and it is our hop hopee that Ms.. Herr Ms Herrera era will now ccondemn on ndemn this illegal eff effort ffo ort made on herr b behalf. ehalff.f” But a defiant Ma Mayor ayo or R Reed eed e said that the ruling is far fr from om fina final, al, adding that the FPPC misundersto misunderstood od his rrole ole as an elected official instead off a ccandidate. andidate. The P Political olitical R Reform ef efo orm A Act ctt (Pr (Prop. op. 34), sa says ayys ccandidates andidates a ar aren’t en n’’t allowed d to transf transfer feer moneyy to other ccandidates’ mone andidattes’ ccampaigns. ampaigns. “The issue is the they’re eyy’re alleg alleging ging a violation

for fo or ccandidate-controlled aandidatte-controlled ccommittees, ommittttees, and I am no not Reed ot a ccandidate, aandidate,” R eeed said. But ac according POA corrding to an internal PO OA includes advicee fr from email that in ncludes advic ro om the firefighters firefighters union u union’s n’s la lawyer awy wyeer A Ash sh Pira Pirayou, ayo ou, ‘candidate’ byy the “The term ‘c candidate’ as defined b Act, includes state Act, include es elected officials at the st ate and lo local level. POA attorney, cal le evel. e ” Another PO A at tttorneey, Lance Olson, Lance H. Ols son, ffounder ounder of Olson Hagel o &F Fishburn press ishburn LLP P, said in a pr ess rrelease, elease, “As the Proposition “As one of th he drafters of Pr oposition 34, I know th the prohibiting he section pr ohibiting independent byy ccandidates independen nt eexpenditures xxpenditures b aandidates was waas crafted to t rrestrict estrict e ccandidates andidates a to using campaign funds campaign fu unds ffor or o their own elections and to aavoid influencee b byy vo oid d undue influenc officeholders over officials.. officeholderrs o veer other elected officials I’m gratified Mayor d that the FPPC held Ma ayo or Reed accountable law. Reeed ac coun ntable to the la aw.” The ma mayor’s PAC transferred money ayor’ o sP AC transf feerred mone ey into the ne newly PAC supporting w fformed wly ormed P o AC supp orting Herrera effort money Herrreera in an a eff ffo ort to ccombat ombat mone ey being spent byy lab labor unions—especially being sp ent b or unions— especially the PO POA—against OA— —aagainst the District 8 incumbent, supported mayor’s incumbent, who supp orted the ma ayo or’s pension effort, Measuree B B.. That pension rreform efform o eff ffo ort, Measur ballot measu measure percent ure passed with 70 p ercent bee of the vvote ote o in n JJune une but has yyet eet to b implemented. implementeed. Winuk’s Wiinuk inuk’s let lletter ttter sa says: ayys: “The The San JJose ose Fiscal Fisccal aR Reforms, ef efo orm ms, Ma Mayor ayo or R Reed, eeed, Chamb Chamber er PAC PAC and Issu Issues ues Mobilization P PAC AC has violated Section 85501 and must immediatelyy demand that the San JJose ose Reform Reeffo orm C Committee om mmittttee Supp Supporting orting R Rose o ose Herrera Herrreera rreturn eetu urn the ccontribution ontribution in full.” Herrera Herrera has h often vvoted o oted along the same lines as a R Reed eed e in the last ttwo w wo yyears, eears, giving him a majorit majority ty vvote ote of 6-5 on o some of the cit city’s tyy’s biggest issues issues.. Nguy Nguyen yeen would almo almost ost ccertainly eertaainly ttake ak ke away away one of the ma mayor’s ayor’ o s vvotes otes o if elected. Howe However, veerr, both both ccandidates aandid dates running ffor or District o 10’s 10’s seat—Johnny seatt—Johnn o ny Khamis and Robert Ro obert Braunstein—supported Braunstein— —ssupported Measur Measuree B and could could k keep eeep the t ma mayor’s ayo or’s majorit majority ty in plac place, e, at least on public p saf safety feetty and p pension ension issues

9 OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012 | me metrosiliconvalley.com etrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose sanjose.com e.com | metr metroactive.com oactive.com

line ab about out Go Goodwill, odwill,” he said. why Goodwill Then wh hy include Go odwill in the first plac place? e? That That’s ’s a questi question ion that go goes es deeper off-the-cuff deep er into the off ff--the-cu uff discussions among Chamb Chamber er memb members. bers. Sour Sources ces say Fox give Chamber sa ay F ox did giv ve Chamb e officials er

FFACEBOOK: ACEBOOK: SanJoseInside S J I id


metroactive.com metr oactive.com | sanj sanjose.com ose.com | metr metrosiliconvalley.com osiliconvalley.ccom | OOCTOBER C TO B E R 24-30 2 4 -3 2012

10

TTECHNOLOGY ECHNOLOG GY & CUL CULTURE LT URE IN N SILICON V VALLEY ALLE Y

updated daily: www www.sv411.com w.sv411.com twitter: @sv411 @sv411 facebook: facebook: siliconvall siliconvalley411 ley411 The iPad iPad mini was just jjusst one of several sever al announcements announcemen nts at an inviteonly event at San Joseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Joseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s California California Theatre. Theatr e.. Schiller also introduced introduced the new iMac, what he calls caalls â&#x20AC;&#x153;the most have beautiful Mac we hav ve ever made.â&#x20AC;? At 5 millimeters, the new At n iMac is 80 percent cent thinner than the previous per previous iMac design, and it comes co omes with FaceTime display updates, a Fac ceTime HD Camera C amera and audio improvements. imp provements. It will start shipping in December. December. Apple introduced introduced a new neew 13-inch Pro MacBook Pr o that is .75 .775 inches thickâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;20 percent percent thinner thinner than its predecessorâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and pr edecessorâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and almost alm most a pound lighter g . The new laptop p p also features features lighter. Retina Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s super-high-resolution super-high-resolution e Display y. Its rretail etail price is $1,699, and Display. it starts shipping today. todaayy.

DOES DO ES THIS IPAD IPAD MINI MAKE MAKE MY HAND HAND LOOK LOOK FAT? FAT? Philip Schiller Schiller, r, Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s senior Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s senio or vice president of worldwide e product marketing, dressed Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s down for App pleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest product reveal.

Applee Shock Shockss W World: o orld: Introduces Smaller iPad Intr oduces Smal ler iP ad Downsizingg in a good wayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;at least ffor or those who think the iPad iP ad is too bigâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Apple announced TTuesday u uesday that it will release release the iP ad mini, m a smaller act version of its tablet. iPad smaller,, mor moree compa compact The iP iPad ad mini m will ffeature eature almost all of the same ffeatures eatures as the iP iPad ad onn a smaller scaleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;startingg at $329 ffor or the WiFi version andd $459 ffor or the cellular vers version. sion. The 77.9-inch ..9-incch display is two inches sm smaller maller than the iP iPad ad with life, Philip Schiller,, senior vice the same 110-hour 0-hour battery lif e, said P hilip Schiller president pr esident of o marketing at Apple. The iP iPad ad mini is also thinner than the ffourth-generation o ourth-gener g ation iP ad,, alsoo announced TTuesday, uuesdayy, and iPad, moree than 50 per percent lighter.. mor cent lighter â&#x20AC;&#x153;Others ha ve tried to make tablets sm maller than the iP ad and have smaller iPad miserably,â&#x20AC;? before theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ffailed ailled miser ably,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;? Schiller saidd bef ore comparing the iP ad mini display d Googleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nexus 77.. iPad to Googleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

A new version of iBook iBoo ok is available today with a new continuouscon ntinuousscr oll option for for reading readiing and a new scroll ffeature eature to share share a quote quo ote or passage on social-media sites or via email. Att the event, Apple CEO Tim A CE EO T im Cook rrattled attled off a number of o company stats, most notably: Ă­ 7KHUHDUHQRZPLOOLRQL26 7KHUHDUHQRZPLOOLRQL26 devices Ă­ ELOOLRQL0HVVDJHVVHQWDQG ELOOLRQL0HVVDJ JHVVHQWDQG million photos shared sharred Ă­ DSSVDUHLQWKH$SS DSSVDUHLQWKH$SS Store, Store, including 275,000 275 5,000 apps designed speciďŹ cally speciďŹ cally for for the iPad iPad Ă­ 7KHUHKDYHEHHQELOOLRQDSSV 7KHUHKDYHEHHQ ELOOLRQDSSV downloaded and 1.5 5 million books Ă­ PLOOLRQL3DGVVROGLQ\HDUV PLOOLRQL3DGVVROGLQ\HDUV â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re â&#x20AC;&#x153;W eâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not taking ourr foot foot off the gas,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;? Cook told the crowd crowd in one of many sound bites. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Matt â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Crawford Crrawf a ord

Zuckerberg on Zuckerberg The Move?? One mor moree sign that San Saan Francisco Francisco is gaining momentum m in Silicon Valley V alley naming rights, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Mark Zuckerber g is rumored ru umored to have bought a house in San San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mission District, near Noe Valley. Valleyy.

AT LEAST AT LEAST WE WONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T WONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; T HAVE HAVE TO TO Mark ark Zuckerberg RUN R UN INTO INTO HIM HIM M is rumore rumored ed to be buying a house in San Fra Francisco. ancisco.

Zuckerberg Zuckerberg and his wife, wife, Priscilla Chan, havee been seen walking their dog around a ound Dolores ar Dolores Park Park and hanging hanging out at certain local establishments establishm ments such as Wise Sons Deli (on 24th 24th 4 and Shotwell), Phone Booth (25th (25tth and Van Van Ness) and The Royal Cuckoo Cuckkoo (3202 Mission). So does th this Palo Alto his mean that P alo Al to has permanently permanently lost its famous famous curlyheaded member meember of the tech scene, or was thee new home just an extra extra place to crash? crrash? No ones knows for for sure, sure, but iitt appears Zuck is spending more more timee in San Francisco. Francisco. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Silicon Valley is starting to migrate Valley a migrate to San Francisco,â&#x20AC;? Francisco,â&#x20AC;? a â&#x20AC;? says Chris Foley, Foleyy, co-founder co-foundeer of real real estate analysis ďŹ rm Polaris Polariis Group. Group.. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the South Bay, Bayy, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re driving youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re driv ving from from one business park to thee next, while in San Francisco, Francisco, everythingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happening in a one-milee radius.â&#x20AC;? radius.â&#x20AC;? That, he and and others argue, argue, plays an even bigger biggeer role role than all the trendy trendy restaurants restaurantts and bars the city has to offer. offer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aboutt running into people and building buildin ng relationships, relationships, because people want want to work with and invest in people they know and trust,â&#x20AC;? t says Bill Maris, a managing partner M of Google Ventures, Ventures, who claims to be seeding g several several startups a week with almost almosst half of them based in San Francisco. Franciisco. With so many many techies in such a small place, place, all thinking about the next big thing, th hing, Foley adds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seeing an explosion of new ideas.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Shainatsan â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Shainat tsan


11  OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012 | me metrosiliconvalley.com etrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose sanjose.com e.com | metr metroactive.com oactive.com

After the first game, we're pretty pleased with ourselves for not going to yet another movie.

Come after dark for a Spooktacular Halloween: live DJ, Costume Contest plus bowl 1 free game in costume! / Wed., Oct. 31st, 9pm-close / 300sanjose.com


12 metroactive.com  s   sanjose.com s   metrosiliconvalley.com s   OCTOBER 24-30, 2012

SILICON ALLEYS

Art Nexus DLKL8C8;D@I8K@FEA\iipPXe^i`^_k Xe[J=DXpfi<[C\\\oXd`e\fe\f]PXe^Êjki\Xjli\j% Xe[J=DXpfi<[C\\\oXd`e\fe\f]PXe^Êjki\Xjl

A\iipPXe^Êj8j`XeXikZfcc\Zk`fe A\iipPXe^Êj8j`XeXikZfcc\Zk`fe `ejg`i\jZi\Xk`m\k_fl^_kjf]_fn <Xjkd\\kjN\jk`eJ`c`ZfeMXcc\p 9p GARY SINGH

T

?<Xek`$dXe$XYflk$ kfne`jefk`Z`e^ p\kXefk_\iki\e[ XZifjjk_\J`c`Zfe MXcc\pcXe[jZXg\1_`^_$k\Z_ \eki\gi\e\lijn_fZfcc\Zk 8j`XeXik%N\Êm\j\\ek_`j n`k_FiXZc\ÊjCXiip<cc`jfe Xe[_`jYXq`cc`fe$[fccXi AXgXe\j\_flj\Xe[Xik Zfcc\Zk`fe#YlkXefk_\i jZ\eXi`f_XjefnÔfXk\[lg ]ifdk_\[\gk_j%

Yahoo co-founder and Piedmont Hills High School graduate Jerry Yang has loaned his collection of ancient Chinese calligraphic works to the Asian Art Museum in San

Francisco. The show, titled “Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy,” encourages visitors to “find the drama beneath the surface.” That said, I sense a growing EastWest co-fluency in Silicon Valley. At the VIP opening, Yang did not take questions from the press. Instead, he brought prepared questions and interviewed himself at the podium. Behind him, as he spoke, the audience viewed a blown-up version of The Sutra on the Lotus of the Sublime Dharma by Zhao Mengfu (1254–1322), one the ancient calligraphic scrolls included in the exhibit. Later, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee rolled in from across the street, and the two characters, Yang and Lee, proceeded to view the exhibit. Speaking of the show, much drama does exist beneath the surface. Even if one can’t read Chinese, one still experiences a sublime, multilayered

art form. In sshort, Chinese calligraphers try to express the strength(s) h( ) off their character through their painted characters. Specific rules dictate the brush strokes and the characteristics of the scripts. Different types of paper respond differently to the ink or the brush. Somewhere between poetry and choreography there seems to be an elaborate network of correspondence connecting the various components of the process. What you see on paper is just the final result, the evidence, of an artful life. As I experienced the show, I kept dwelling on the phrase “find the drama beneath the surface,” primarily because it describes my view of how everything unfolds in Silicon Valley to begin with. Yang is someone who grew up in east San Jose of Asian descent, founded a major component of the Internet and made a fortune in the tech industry— but finally wanted to reconnect with his own culture and simultaneously give back in the process. I would like to see more tech entrepreneurs collecting Asian art and contributing something to culture besides database

management or Western hierarchical categorization of everything. On the surface, maybe this is superficial, but when drilling down deeper, there must be somewhere else this idea can go—some other way Silicon Valley can benefit. There must be a way to take it further. Since Silicon Valley constantly reinvents the future and since people around here are always scheming the next big thing, I just couldn’t help but ask longtime Silicon Valley strategist Sheridan Tatsuno what he thinks about entrepreneurs loaning out their Asian art collections. As a futurist and someone who’s lived in both the Eastern and Western realms of Silicon Valley, Tatsuno said Yang might be a trendsetter. That is, within seconds of talking with Tatsuno, the muse of business development took over our conversation, spinning it in an entirely different direction—into a philosophy of matchmaking. Unlike what you see on reality TV, parts of Silicon Valley are filled up with single engineers who’ve made a fortune working 70 hours a week, yet they’re socially inept, they live in blank-walled houses with no interior decoration, they still don’t have girlfriends and they could definitely use some instruction in art collecting. “Asian Art for Entrepreneurs 101” could be the new wheel hub for single twentysomething engineers. The target audience is much larger than you realize, believe me. Think about it. This would serve many purposes. For one, it would teach left-brain engineers how to appreciate the artist within every single one of us. It would also help reinvigorate the floundering world landscape of art collecting. If this sounds crazy, it probably is, but I can think of many other Silicon Valley ideas that were initially written off as nonsense. Can’t you? Just like Chinese calligraphy, things always exist beneath the surface, suggesting that everything is indeed connected. As Goethe once said: East and West can no longer be separated. Silicon Valley is leading the world. Again.

RUNS THROUGH

JAN

13

OUT OF CHARACTER: DECODING CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY Asian Art Museum San Francisco


11 

OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012 | me metrosiliconvalley.com etrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose sanjose.com e.com | metr metroactive.com oactive.com


metroactive.com metr oactive.com | sanjo sanjose.com ose.com | metr metrosiliconvalley.com osiliconvalley.coom | OOCTOBER C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012

14

Pus h

the

George G Geor ge SSakkestad akkestad

ing

$26 26.95 .95

PORTFOLIO PORTFOLIO F PENGUIN PENGUIN

NETFLIXED: TTHE NETFLIXED: HE EPIC BATTLE BA ATTTLE FOR AMERICA’S A MERICA’S EEYEBALLS YEBALLS Byy Gina KKeating B eating

GINA KEA KEATING’S TING’S ‘Netflixed, ‘Netflixed,’,’ rreleased eleased Oct. 11, chr chronicles onicles the bbehind-the-scenes ehind-the-scenes st story orry off Netflix’s Netflix’ ’s ffounding, ooundingg, the ccompany’s ompan ny’s amazing suc success cess in capturingg the hearts of mo movie vie lo lovers, verrs, its rrole olee in crushing video video-rental -rreenttaal behemoths behemooths likee Blo lik Blockbuster, ckbusterr, and the Qwikster Q Qwikst ik ter deb ddebacle bacle l that th t dest ddestroyed troyyedd most of the ccompany’s ompany’s market markett value, v aluee, practically oovernight. vernight. These exc excerpts erpts ffocus ocus on the ccompany’s ompany’s bbeginnings eginnings and itss greatest gr eatest stumble stumble..

Env elop

BY B Y GGINA INA K KEATING EATING

I

N THE SP SPRING PRING of 1997, a dusty du usty maroon Volvo V olvo sta station tion w wagon agon pulls into i a commuter commute er p parking g lot in Scotts Scotts c V Valley. alley y.

The dot-com The m bubble is on the rise r and the parking lot is i lousy with twen twenty-somethings, nty-somethings, female, male and fem male, gathering in n carpools to over take them ov ver the hill.


15 OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012 | me metrosiliconvalley.com etrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose sanjose.com .com | metr metroactive.com oactive.com

Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings in a photo from a March 2000 article in Metro.

pe Theyy ccarry logos: The arry ccanvas an nvvas ccases asses with lo gos: Apple,, Sun,, Oracle Oracle.. Mos Most board Apple st wear b oard shorts Levis T-shirt, shor ts or L evis with a wrinkled w T -shirt, fleecee jack jacket Teva a fleec et and somee fform o orm of T eva Several have ffootwear. ootwear. Se veeral ha ave “b ““bed ed head” from showering,, an and look fr om not showering nd a dazed lo ok from fr om long-term lack of sleep ssleep.. Volvo Th V The olv ol o pulls ll tow ttoward ward a space space on deserted the deser ted far side off the lot, where where Toyota is a shining steel blue T oyota Avalon Avalon v occupant. Toyota driver the lone o ccupant. Thee T oyota driv er driver’s door sits in the driv er’s seat,, do or wide open. Att the sight of th the Volvo, op en. A he V o olvo, the Toyota driver out. T oyota driv er jumps ou ut. Reed Hastings,, a tall He is R eeed Hastings tall lean

man in his midthir midthirties, ties, wearing pressed pr essed L Levis, evis v , a white T T-shirt -shirt under a worn ccorduroy orduroy button-down button- down shir shirt, t, brilliant-white brilliant -wh hite running sho shoes, es, and black so socks. ckss. He has close cr cropped opped brown br own hair hair, r, a neat goatee goatee,, intense blue eeyes yes and and a p perpetually erpetually guar guarded ded eexpression. xpression. i His Hi normall p posture, ostur t e, slightly fforward o orward and a bit hunched in the shoulde shoulders, ers, reflects reflects years years of st staring aring at computer computeer monitors in pursuit of “beautiful” “b eautiful”” mathematic mathematical al algorithms to define al all ll manner of natural and man-made phenomena. Hastingss pac paces es impatiently, impatientlyy, his

hands jammed into the p pockets ockets of his jeans jeans,, as he w watches atches the V Volvo o olvo approach, appr oach, park off off-kilter, ff--kilter, then vaguely rrepark. epark. Finally F inally satisfied, the driv driver er off the Volvo, V olvo, Mar o Marcc Randolph gets out out, t, stands st ands up and gr greets eets Hastings Hastings.. R d l h, in Randolph, i his hi late l t thir thi thirties, ti , iis as ties happy-go-lucky happ py--go-luck ky as Hastings—wh Hastings—who ho is his b boss oss at a soaring softw software are ccompany—is ompan ny— —is intense intense.. L Loose-limbed oose-limb bed and lank lanky, ky, with thinning dark ha hair, air, Randolph has engaging br brown own eeyes, yees, ab bemused, emused,, wide mouth,, and an eas easyy laugh. Randolph is Hastings’ Hastings’ss mi mirror irror

opposite, a “people opposite, “people p person, erson,” exactly exactly the guy yyou ou w want ant to b bee yyour o our mark marketing keting e manager when yyou ou o are a e not. ar Despite their diff differences, ffeerences, there ff there is an ob obvious vious ease, ease, trust t and ccamaraderie amaraderie b between etweeen them: The Theyy sharee that cconfidence shar onfidencce cconferred onffeerred b byy privileged i il d upbringin upbringings b i ings and d a passion i ffor or spinning ideas in o into nto businesses businesses.. Randolph, clad in n a fleece fleece jacket, jacket, TTshirt, shir t, torn jeans jeans,, and d flip flip-flops, -flops, circles circles the ccar ar and st stands ands ne n next xt to Hastings. Hastings. “It ccame,” ame,” Hasting Hastings gs tells him. Hastings rreaches eaches into the A Avalon, valon, v

16


metroactive.com metr oactive.com | sanjo sanjose.com se.com | metr metrosiliconvalley.com osiliconvalley.coom | OOCTOBER C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30 2012

16

NETFLIXED 155 digs an o oversized versized rrose-colored ose- colored greeting gr eeting ccard ard en envelope velope out of a briefcase brief fcase on the passen passenger’s nger’s seat, and holds it up up.. Randolph h sswallows wallows har hard d and no nods ds ffor o or Hastingss to go ahead and op open en it. Hastings ttakes akes an an antique ntique monogrammed mono grammed silv silver er penknife penkniffe from fr om his shir shirtt p pocket ocket and slits op open en the en envelope. velope. He pullss a silv silver er ccompact ompact disk di k out off th the h en he envelope velop l e

Randolp Randolph ph and dH Hastings astings i met often f me et Lulu att L ulu l Carpenter’s Carpente p er’’s er to discuss discusss di business— business s— and form fformed med the th plan pl that h brought brought b Netflix N e etflix fl to fli to f iti fruition and turns the disk in his h hand, minutely insp inspecting ecting it it. t. It is in p perfect erfeect ccondition. ondition. “It’s “It ’s fine fine,” ,” Hastings sa ssays ayys flatly flatly. y. A huge smile spr spreads ead ds acr across oss Randolph’s Randolph ’s fac face. e. “Huh. This online mo m movie vie rrental ental thing might actually work,” w ” Randolph sa says. ayys. LIKE ALL GO GOOD OD stories, storries, the one about ab out the ffounding o ounding off N Netflix etflix Inc Inc., ., the world’ world’ss lar largest gest onl online line mo movie vie rrental ental ccompany, ompan ny, mixess a lit little tttle bit of fact with some enter entertaining taining a fiction. But the vversion ersion ab above ove is closer to rreality eality than the ccompany’s ompany’s official story—the stor y—the one ab about out how tech millionairee R millionair Reed eeed Hast Hastings tings had an epiphany epiphan ny ffor or his ne o next xt ccompany ompany after rreturning eturning an o overdue verdue mo movie vie to his local lo cal video stor storee and later l dr dreamed eamed up its signatur signaturee subscription subscrription mo model del on a tr treadmill eadmill at his ggym. ym. “The genesis of N Netflix ettflix ccame ame in 1997, 19 977, when I got this late l ffee, ee e , ab about out

$40, for for o Ap Apollo pollo 13 13.. I remember remember the because was ffee, ee e ,b ecausse I w as embarrassed about ab out it. That T w was as back in the VHS days, da ayys, and it i got me thinking that there’s big market there,” ther e’s a b ig mark et out ther e,” Hastings,, Netflix’s Hastings Netflix’s chairman and Fortune 2009, chief eexecutive, xecu utive, told F oortune in 20 09, one yyear ear b before effo ore the magazine named Business Person Year. him its Bu usiness P erson of the Y eear. didn’t DVDs, “I didn ’tt know about about D VDs, and they then h a frie ffriend iend d off mine i told ld me the h y weree ccoming. Tower wer omiing. I ran out to T o ower Records Santaa Cruz,, California, R eecords in n Sant Califfo ornia, mailed myself, and maile d CDs to m yselff, just a envelope. disk in an en velope. It was was a long 24 until arrived hours unti il the mail arriv ed back at myy house house,, and I ripp ripped m ed them open open and the theyy wer weree all in gr w great eat shap shape. e. was point.” That w as the t big eexcitement xcitement p oint.” WHAT HAPPENED Netflix’s WHA AT HA APPENED to N ettfl flix’s flix other ffounder, o oun nder, Mar Marcc Randolph, and whyy is he ne never wh n ver mentioned? I wasn’t wasn’tt sure sure what to eexpect xpect when we met m ffor o or the first time at a br breakfast eakfastt joint in L Los os Gatos in August A ugust 20 2010—no 010—no one else had b been een telll me the cir circumstances able to tel cumstances led Randolph’s that had le ed to Randolph ’s departure departure from fr om the ccompany ompan ny he help helped ed ffound. o ound. The fit,, animated man who walked myy outdo outdoor w alk lked d up p to t m td or table table bl dressed fleecee pullover dr essed in a fleec pullover and showed enjoying jeans show wed eevery very sign of enjo ying life leaving a rather ffootloose ootloose lif fe since since lea aving v N etflix. Hee sat down,, ordered ordered eggs Netflix. Benedict, and a plunged into a ttale ale that up ended a lot of what I thought upended I kne w—starting with the stor knew—starting storyy of Hastings’s Apollo how Hasti ings’s late ffee eee ffor or Ap o ollo 13 rresulted esulted d in the ffounding ounding o of the ccompany. ompany. “That’s crap,” “Th “That ’s a lot l off crap ,” Randolph d l h me.. “It never told me “IIt ne ver happened.” happened.” Apollo He eexplained xplained that the Ap ollo 13 storyy st started fiction”” stor arted t as “a convenient convenient fiction describee how N Netflix’s to describ etflix’s rental rental model works became mo del wo rks and b ecame cconfused onfused origins, people with its or rigins, because because p eople wanted machine– w anted “aa rage against the machine – story.” ttype ype stor y.” months several Six mon nths and se veral persuaded cconversations on nversatiions later I p ersuaded Randolph to show me where where the Netflix took true N etfliix ffounding o ounding to ok place, place, was stretch which w ass on a quiet str etch of Santaa Cruz. downtown n Sant Randolph parked Volvo Randolp ph park ed the V o olvo at a Pacific Avenue, meter on P acific A venue, and we began walk—past b egan to w alk—past a vintage vintage movie movie theater,, a ffew upscale stores, theater ew upsc ale chain stor es,


17 work after all,’’ ” Randolph said, as he drove drove me m back to the bus st station. ation. “If there there was was an ‘aha moment’ moment’ in the story Netflix, it.”” story of N e flix, that was et was it.

OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012 | me metrosiliconvalley.com etrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose sanjose.com e.com | metr metroactive.com oactive.com

and lo local cal b boutiques. outiques. He p pointed ointed out L Lulu ulu uC Carpenter’s, arpenter’s, a hip ccoffee off ffeee joint wher where re people people sat front sidewalk out fr ont at side walk ttables ables in the sunshine. weak morning sunshin ne. He and Hastings often met at this t ccafé affé to discuss business—and fformed o ormed the brought Netflix plan that br ought N etflix to fruition. particular day One par ticular da ay their t debate distribute ccentered entered on how to dis stribute the movies theyy hop hoped mo vies i th the h ed d customers cusstomers t would ld hypothetical rrent ent via a h yp y otheticall e-commerce e- commerce Web site,, and they W eb e site they decided decided they they had new DVD to test whether the ne wD VD fformat o ormat heard that Randolph had hea ard of could could travel across first-tra avel acr oss the ccountry ounttry on a first stamp survive class st amp and sur vive the hazards hazards mailing.. of bulk mailing Theyy ccouldn’t their The ouldn’t get th heir hands DVD, on a D VD, then aavailable vvailab ble in only a half-dozen markets, half f- dozen test mark etts, but a used book storee called Logos b ook k and d music i stor called ll d L ogos Books Records blocks Bo oks & R eecords a ccouple ou uple of blo cks street disks.. down the str eet sold ccompact o ompact disks drove that day When we dr ove up tha at da ay a giant Borders bookstore Bor ders b ookstore was wass liquidating its stock preparing sto ck and pr eparing to o shut down, inexorable another ccasualty asualty of thee ine xorable move distribution mo ve to online distrib ution of media parent that its par ent ccompany ompan ny embraced embraced too late.. I wonder wondered Logos’s to o late ed iff L ogos’s staff staff anyy idea of the rrole had an olle their iconic iconic storee pla played helping Netflix i di stor indie layed d in i h elping l i N etflix fli huge bring down another hu uge bricks-andmortar entertainment mor tar enter tainmentt chain. doors from A ffew ew do ors down fr rom the storee was gift wheree rrecord ecord stor was the gi ift shop wher Hastings bought Randolph and Hasting gs b ought a greeting gr eeting ccard ard with an en eenvelope velope large large accommodate enough to ac commodaate the CD theyy stripp stripped packaging. after the ed off its pack aging. Theyy thr threw The ew aaway way thee ccard, ard,, stuffed stuff ffeed envelope, the CD into the en nvelo ope, and addressed Hastings’s home.. The Theyy addr essed it to Hasting gs’s home walked Santaa then w alked to the ccentral en ntral Sant post office, Cruz p ost offic e, where where they they paid ffor o or first-class postage first - class p ostage and sent s the CD shortt but cruciall journe journey. on its shor y. Theyy would later lea learn, The arn, through through with U.S. close ccollaboration ollaboration wit th the U .S. Postal local P ostal Service, Service, that lo cal mail was was hand-canceled Santaa Cruz and not handcanceled in Sant sent through postal through p ostal service serrvice sorters— sorters— have a fact that ccould ould ha ave changed c theyy known eeverything verything had the kn nown it then, me.. Randolph told me day later,, the A da ay or ttwo wo later the ttwo wo met up ffor or o their morning ccommute ommute to Sunnyvale. Sunn yvale. “It ccame,” ame,” Hastings told t Randolph, climbed as he climb ed into the ccar. ar. “It’s “It’s fine.” fine.” ““And And I thought, ‘Huh, A ‘Hu uh, this might

The 2011 2011 0 Qwikster Qwikster Debacle D ebaccle NETFLIX w was as ttaking aking a drubbing in the pr ess an nd on so cial net works press and social networks ffor o or the lingering linggering eff effects ffeects of a pric pricee hik introduced in its home hikee it had introduced market—it mark et—itt raised the pric pricee of its p opular h yybrid str eaming and D VD popular hybrid streaming DVD subscription subscriptio on to a painful sixteen dollars dur ring the worst ec onomic during economic downturn in a ccentury. entury. The med dia team w as ccaught aught media was flat -ffooted b y— —and flat-footed byy untimely untimely—and inac curate—r — eports that N ettfl flix inaccurate—reports Netflix would le vy a 6 0p ercent acr oss theoss-the levy 60 percent across-theb oard price price hike hike on its U subscriber board U.. S S.. subscriber base t,, just half of N etflix’s base.. In fact fact, Netflix’s ttwenty-five wenty--five million subscrib ers subscribers would see the t steep rate incr ease, increase, and anothe er thir d—subscribers who another third—subscribers w anted str e eaming only or D VD by by wanted streaming DVD mail only y— —would ha ave a rate cut of only—would have up to 20 p e cent, as par er w rate percent, partt of a ne new scheme he ne ws had leak ed fr om a scheme.. Th The news leaked from cconfidential onfidentiaal briefing N etflix had done Netflix th t summ that mer, and d the media edi te team summer, had no cha ance to stop the stor from chance storyy from spr eading thr tthroughout oughout so cial net works spreading social networks and spillingg into the media. The ne wss rreverberated eveerberated thr ough news through the bur geon ning so cial net works— burgeoning social networks— Fac ebook,, T witttter, and the w Facebook, Twitter, blo gosphere—and simply would not blogosphere—and die down. C onsumers ccould ould not b Consumers bee ttalked alked down n fr om their outrage from outrage.. The sto ck pric p , and one million stock pricee plunged, subscrib b ibers eeventually ventually ll ccanceled anceled l d their h i subscribers ser vice. service. L ost in th he maelstr om w as Lost the maelstrom was the ne ws that th hat the D VD by by mail news DVD op eration would w b operation bee spun off to a separate lo cation and have haave its own location workf fo orce that t would b workforce bee headed b byy Andy R eend dich. Rendich. Hastingss had often jok ed in joked yyears ears past that t he would deliv er deliver the last D V N VD ettfl flix mailed out, DVD Netflix sometime i aaround ar ound d 2030. That Th time i frame seem med long to some seemed some,, but Hastings in nsisted that N etflix ccould ould insisted Netflix not rretire etire the t fformat o ormat until inst ant instant str eaming ccould ould offer off ffeer customers an streaming equally sati isffyying eexperience, xperience, with satisfying

18

INSANE MOUNTAINS INSPIRED FILMMAKING ASTOUNDING ATHLETES

TICKETS ON SALE

NOW!

PALO ALTO

SPANGENBERG THEATRE

FRIDAY, NOV. 9

8:00 PM

SAN MATEO

COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO

SUNDAY, NOV. 11

7:00 PM

CAMPBELL

CAMPBELL HERITAGE THEATRE

SATURDAY, NOV. 10

TICKETING PALO ALTO: REI, Ticketfly.com and Spangenberg Theatre box office night of show CAMPBELL: REI, Heritage Theatre box office (heritagetheatre.org, 408.866.2700) SAN MATEO: REI, Ticketfly.com and College of San Mateo Theatre box office night of show

ER OV

5E $ 12 LU A V

SAVE ON TICKETS

Buy 10 or more tickets and get $2 off every full price ticket, FREE SHIPPING, & a download card for a

CALL NOW: (800) 523-7117

TICKETS TIC KETS TRAILERS PHOTOS PHOTOS MUSIC

7:30 PM

FREE FR REE

WITH PURCHASE PU URCHASE TTicket icket holders holders rreceive eceivve savings savings coupon coupon at at event event

BUY-ONE-GET-ONE FREE LIFT TICKET TO HEAVENLY

BUY-ONE-GET-ONE FREE LIFT TICKET TO KIRKWOOD


18

NETFLIXED 17

metroactive.com metr oactive.com | sanjo sanjose.com ose.com | metr metrosiliconvalley.com osiliconvalley.coom | OOCTOBER C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30 2012

A proposed expansio expansion on of N Netflix etflix headquarters in L Los os Gatos in 2011 raised the ire e of some local residents residents..

a ccomplete omplete librar libraryy of mo m movies vies and television. tele vision. It w was as not clear c what changed his mind ab about o waiting out waiting patiently until D DVD VD rrental ental died naturally as subscrib subscribers ers migrated into str streaming—Hastings eaming—Hasttings later blamed a “slide into arr aarrogance” ogance” b born orn of his pr previous evious suc successes. cessses. “The size and timin timing ng of that pric pricee leap still do doesn’t esn’tt mak makee sense to me me.. Especially Esp ecially when N Netflix etflix fl used to b bee cconsidered onsidered such a go goodhearted, odhearted, cconsumer-focused onsumer-ffocused ccompany,” om mpany,” Ne New w York Y ork o T Times iimes tech blo blogger ggeer Da David avvid P Pogue ogue wrote. wr ote. “The w way ay it han handled ndled this shift ffeels eels e eextraordinarily xtraordinarily blunt, b , hamhanded and emotiona emotionally ally tone tone-deaf.” - deaff.” Steve Ste ve Sw Swasey asey had ha had ad the unenviable unen viable ttask ask of dow downplaying wnplaaying y the pricee diff pric difference ffeerence to ang angry gry cconsumers onsumers month,” as the size of “aa latte latte a month, month ” the rather than making th he ccommon ommon sense eexplanation xplanation he had h pushed make: Hastings to mak e: Netflix Nettflix was was moneyy on D DVD byy mail as losing mone VD Db escalating a rresult esult of the esc alating ccosts osts of postage shipping.. The “lat “latte” p ostage and shipping te” rremark emark infuriated rrecession-weary ecession-wear e y

subscriberrs, one of whom posted subscribers, posted Swasey’s Sw asey’s ccell e phone numb ell number er in the ccomments omm ments section of N Netflix’s ettfl flix’s blog. blo g. He patiently p rresponded esponded to the hundr hundreds eds of ccalls alls and vitriolic vvoicemails oicemailss b byy rreturning eturning them personally p ersonallyy and admit admitting ting to the surprised ccallers allers that the ccomment omment had b been een thoughtless t and insensitiv insensitive. e. Hastingss summoned Sw Swasey aseey and JJonathan onathan Friedland F to N Netflix’s ettflix’ fl s headquarters headquar teers and informed inffo ormed them of his plan to tr tryy to rrefocus effocus cconsumers onsumers and the pr press e on the par ess partt of the announcement announc em ment that the theyy had overlooked—Netflix’s o veerlooked d—Nettfl flix’s plan to split off its D DVD VD Db byy mail ser service vice as a new new business ccalled a alled Qwikster Qwikster.. He thought that if cconsumers onssumers understo understood od N Netflix’s ettfl flix’s need to usee its rresources esources on streaming streaming create better to cr eate a b etttter experience—a experience—aa sleeker moree and b better sleek ker e interface inteerface with mor ettter t titles—perhaps titles—p erh haps he ccould ould stem the subscriber mounting subscrib er losses. losses. wanted He w antted to aavoid void the mistake mistake protecting still-strong of pr otectiing the stillstrong but doomed DVD ultimatelyy do omed D VD business— Blockbuster as he had seen s Blo ckbuster try try to


19 decision. What’s W ’s next, What next, only offering off ffeering movies movies made maade in the eighties? I’m getting getttting tired tired e of this. this. And you,” you,”” another wrote. wrrote. When it seemed as if the opprobrium worse,, opprobrium m ccould ould not get worse late-night television professional late-night te elevision and pr offeessional comics comics piled d it on: Saturday Saturrdday Night Live Live comedians comediians JJason ason Sudeikis as Hastings an and Fred Rendich nd Fr ed Armisen as R endich e appeared Web appeared d in in a W eeb b video id tto poke pok ke fun f at the apology apolo ogy and strategy strategy changes, changes, and Seinfeld Seinffeeldd actor JJason ason Alexander Alexander begged Netflix begged ffor o or donations d ffor o or the N ettflix fl Relief Funny Web Reelief Fund Fund d on the F unn ny or Die W eeb site, pricee increase site, calling calling the pric increase “the “the worst thingg that has eever ver happened happened to white people. people e .” One cartoonist cartoonist compared streaming compared split ssplitting ttting the str eaming and D DVD services VD se ervices to having haavving to get a sandwich’s bread sandwich’s br b ead at one rrestaurant estaurant and the another. h meat att another h . The publ public appeared lic ridicule app eared to humiliate Hastings Hastings,, and finally he H seemed to rrealize ealize the gravity graavvity of his mistake. mistake. A ffew ew days daayys before beffor o e the videotaped videotaped announcement, announcem ment,, Mike Mike Kaltschnee HackingNetflix at Hacking gNettflix fl got word word of something a N Netflix etflix insider had called “Quickster” called “Qu uickster” in a hurriedly dashed off ee-mail. -mail. “That is a rreally eally silly ill name,” name,” he h thought. h h When hee hear heard d the details details of the Qwikster off—during Qwikstter split off ff— — during a party neighbor party at thee home of a neighb or who w was subscriber—he was as also allso a subscrib er—he w as dumbfounded. dumbffo ounded. Kaltschnee shot a couple Swasey couple of ee-mails -mails to Sw asey while fielding a barrage from b of messages fr om HackingNetflix HackingNet e flix readers readers asking, asking, “Is this ffor o or real?” reaal?” From From Swasey’s Sw waasey’s tight-lipped tightt--lipped rresponse, esponse, it was waas clear the ccommunications ommunications executive executivve had had “been “been ccaught aught in the middle b between what the theyy did ettween w they and what th heey should have haave done, done,” Kaltschnee rreflected later.. eflected later As programmer, As a pr ogrammer g , he knew knew Hastings ha had ad to split the ttwo wo very very different diff ffeerent services. seervices. But it shocked shocked him that the th he lessons of debacles years apparently years earlier earlieer appar ently had ttaught aught the N Netflix little etflix CEO lit tle about about how to communicate customers.. communicate a with his customers The cconcept subscribers onccept of making subscrib ers maintain search maintain ttwo w queues and sear wo ch ttwo wo separate databases daatabases ffor o or movies movies was was ridiculous. ridiculous. If they they could could not find the movie streaming movie they they wanted wanted on the str eaming

21

OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012 | me metrosiliconvalley.com etrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose sanjose.com .com | metr metroactive.com oactive.com

protect its stor protect storee base from frrom online rrental. ental. Businesses that failed to eevolve volve along with tech technology hnology died— was Hastings’s, this w as a ccentral entral tenett of Hastings’ s, Netflix was and N etflix w as the manifestation maaniffeestation of belief. DVD was that b elieff. The death of o D VD w as inevitable, Hastings was ine vitable, and Hasting gs w as simply prodding along—for good pr odding it along—f fo orr the go od of Netflix customers. N etflix and its custome ers. was The PR team w as horrified ho orrified at make product hi idea: his id mak ke a major j r pr oduct d t announcement announc ement in a homegrown ho omegrown video that would be on be posted posted o YouTube Coast Y ouTube at midnight East o E C oast Sunday. press time on a Sunda ay. Thee financial pr ess bee livid. And th the would b he script he buried news intended to rread ead burie ed the ne ws DVD of the split off of the D VD by by mail service ninth ser vice deep in the nin nth paragraph. makeshift The mak eshift messagee had eevery very disaster, mark of another PR di isaster, but bee dissuaded. H i Hastings would ld not b di d d arrived Netflix’s Hastings arriv ed at N etflix’s headquarters headquar ters wearing a rumpled, beach shirt. had teal b each shir t. He ha ad rrecruited ecruited Rendich to star a rreluctant eluctant R endich e o st ar in the video with him. Hee had liked liked handheld, the idea of using a han ndheld, homemade-looking video homemade -looking vid deo ccamera amera makee what he eexpected to mak xpeccted would bee an un unvarnished apology b nvvarnished ap o gy and olo eexplanation. xplanation. He rrefused efuseed to rrehearse ehearse message,, but Swasey hi message his b Sw aseey insisted i i d on ordering professional or dering a pr offeessionall ccamera amera crew crew makeshift to the mak eshift set. “We’re today “W We’re making this video v to daay apologize person, to ap ologize in p erson n, or at least on ccamera, amera, ffor o or somethingg that we did began, Rendich rrecently,” ecentlyy,” Hastings b eggan, as R eendich looked uncomfortably. lo oked on unc omffo ortably a y. Reaction R eeaction to the video, videeo, posted posted YouTube, was on Y ouT o ube, w as sswift wift ft and almost universally negative. univ ersally negativ e. Intellectually, In ntellectuallyy, the tech and financial press press supported supp orted the idea of split ssplitting ting businesses—one up ttwo wo different diff ffeerent busin nesses— one growing the gr owing rapidly and th he other slowly fading.. But the theyy concluded fading conclu uded that subscribers hybrid rrequiring equiring subscrib ers to t the h yybrid maintain separate accounts, plan to maint ain separ rate ac counts, billing,, and queues was billing was a customer service disaster.. ser vice disaster Consumers agreed, C onsumers agr eed, and a Hastings’s Hastings’s blogg quickly ac accumulated moree than blo cumulaated mor thirty angryy posts. thir ty thousand mostlyy angr posts. “Reed, may “R Reeed, yyou ou ma ay have haave an amazing futuree but vision of the futur bu ut yyou ou are are suffering from George suff ffeering fr om major Geor G ge Lucas Lucas visionaryy with a bunch ssyndrome—a yndrome—a visionar of yyes-men es-men working ffor or him,”” wrote wrote poster. one p oster. “Terrible “T Teerrible idea. Bad after a bad


metroactive.com metr oactive.com | sanjo sanjose.com ose.com | metr metrosiliconvalley.com osiliconvalley.coom | OOCTOBER C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30 2012

 10

ACUPUNCTURE I HERBS I ENERGETICS I DIET I MASSAGE

Become a Licensed Acupuncturist. Find out more about our Master’s Degree program at the Five Branches University Open House

.

OPEN HOUSE

San Jose Campus Saturday November 10, 2:00–4:00pm I Nationally

accredited and recognized as one of the nation’s top programs

I Federal

financial aid available for tuition and living expenses

I Flexible

course schedules in English, Chinese, and Korean

I Elective

certificate programs and clinical externship opportunities abroad

Five BraNches university Graduate School of Traditional Chinese Medicine 3031 Tisch Way, San Jose (408) 260-0208 200 7th Avenue, Santa Cruz (831) 476-9424

www.fivebranches.edu


21

NETFLIXED 19

HIS RENDICH KEPT HI IS head down and proceeded the spin-off d pr oceeded d d with ith th h spinhe i off ff plans.. The Qwikster st staff plans a of about aff about 200 people moved 20 0p eople had mo ved d into a small

Even the name n Q Qwikster evoked k d derision—as derision— —as th gh N though Netflix Ne etflix tfli fl had h d chose chosen h en the termi inally terminally uncooll moniker to drive customers customerrs away y from f m DVD D VD by by m mail in shame h officee down th the street satellite offic he str eet from from Netflix’s N etflix’s ccampus, ampus, so as not to distract streaming operation. the str eaming op eratio on. Hastings barred Swasey Friedland, barr ed Sw asey and Frie edland, who had their hands full fu with the international ccontinuing ontinuing internation nal rrollout, ollout, from Rendich fr om helping R eendich with the disaster public rrelations elations disaste er he had Qwikster.. handed Qwikster started The ridicule had st arrted to taint taint before Qwikster b effo ore it eeven ven n got off the ground. No been gr ound. N o launch date datte had b een Netflix securee the set. N etflix had failed to t secur Twitter from @qwikster T wit w ttter handle han ndle fr om a profane, pr ofane, pot-smoking pot-smoking so ssoccer ccer fan Castillo, named JJason ason C astillo, whose w plans profit from Netflix’s to pr ofit fr om N etflix’s mistake mistake were were provoking mirth pr ovoking much mir th h in the media. Even Qwikster Ev en the name Qwik kster eevoked voked Netflix derision—as though N etflix had uncool chosen the terminally unc ool moniker drivee custo customers monik er to driv omers aaway way

from fr om D DVD VD b byy mail in shame. shame. Slowly th the he vitriol b began egan to ease,, but it was ease was simply too too late ffor o or Qwikster.. Netflix’s stock pricee had Qwikster Netflix’s sto ck pric been hammered from b een hamm mered fr om an all-time $305 per high of $30 05 p er share share before beffor o e the pricee increase pric increaase to $65 after the debacle.. Hastings, both debacle Haastings, the author of b oth mistakes, Qwikster’ss launch mist akes, canceled canc a eled Qwikster’ took DVD and to ok the th he D VD by by mail service service Netflix’s b k under back d rN ettflix’ fli ’s umbrella—at umbr b ella—at ll t temporarily. least temp o orarily y. Rendich, Netflix R eendich,, a twelve-year twelve-year N etflix About vveteran, eteran, resigned. ressigned. Ab out one hundred jobs,, hundr ed others otthers lost their jobs manyy who left senior p posts including man m osts at Netflix Nettfl flix under u the assumption that was Qwikster.. Hastings w as ccommitted ommitted to Qwikster Leslie shortt L eslie Kilgore Killgore announced announced a shor time later that t she would ccede ede her post chief marketing p ost as chie ef of mark eting to her lieutenant, Becker, lloyal lo yall lieute li enant, JJessie essie i Beck B ker, on an basis. interim bas sis. Kilgore Kilgore took took a seat on board. the ccompany’s ompan ny’s b oard. curious move, In a curi ous mo ve, Hastings Kilgore’s marketing rreorganized eorganized d Kilgor e’s mark eting department was depar tmen nt in what some said w as desiree to incr increase a long-held d desir ease his power over own p owerr o ver the one function understood at Netflix Nettfl flix that that he understo od the least—customer least — custtomer and public rrelations. elations. was never It w as ne ever clear whether Hastings i rrealized e li d that ealized h the h Qwikster ik was betrayal debacle w a as much a b as etraayal y people of the p eop ple who had zealously protected Netflix’s built and pr p otected N etflix’s brand over was o ver the yyears e as it w ears as a slap to subscribers invested subscrib erss who had in vested their loyalty lo yalty in tthe he ccompany. ompany. Rendich R eendich and his team first When Re asked ask ed how they they should think about about happened what had happ h ened to the brand, Ken Ross, K en R o oss, Netflix’s Netflix’s fformer ormer head of o was ccorporate orporate ccommunications, ommunications, w as hard-pressed har d-presseed to find an equivalent situation. He H thought ffor o or a moment, and then itt ccame ame to him—Tiger him— —Tiger Woods. golfer W oods. The The champion golf feer had almost godlike seemed alm most go dlike until a sordid destroyed sor did infidelity infid delity scandal scandal destr oyed marriage marred his marriag ge and marr ed his ccareer. areer. Woods W oods fell feell harder harder and faster than because a rregular egular ccelebrity, e elebrit y, b ecause he had been esteemed. b een so est teemed. That’s have about That ’s how ho ow yyou ou ha ave to think ab out Netflix, Ross That’s N ettfl flix,, R o osss told them. That ’s not say won’t to sa ay the company compan o ny won ’t rregain egain its irreparable. ffooting. ooting. Butt the damage is irr eparable. Now it’s N ow it ’s just jusst another brand. Copyright C ooppyyright © Gina K Keating, eeatingg, 2012. All rights rreserved. eserved. R Reprinted epprintteed by by ppermission. ermission.

OVER 30 EVENTS EVERY MONTH FOR YOU TO CHOOSE FROM!

+RWDLU%DOORRQLQJō:KLWHZDWHU5DIWLQJō,QGRRU5RFN&OLPELQJ +RUVHEDFN5LGLQJō+LNLQJō%LNLQJ PXFKPRUH

800-386-0866

www.eventsandadventures.com

”‘‰”ƒ•ơ‡”‡†ǣ

‘…–‘”‘ˆ…—’—…–—”‡ Ƭ”‹‡–ƒŽ‡†‹…‹‡ ƒ•–‡”‘ˆ…‹‡…‡‹ ”ƒ†‹–‹‘ƒŽŠ‹‡•‡ ‡†‹…‹‡ •‹ƒ‘†›™‘” Š‡”ƒ’›‡”–‹Ƥ…ƒ–‡ T (408)733 1878 F (408)636 7705

Ourr clinic opens

7d days a week! day

‘•— ‘•—Ž–ƒ–‹‘Ƭ Ž–ƒ–‹‘ T”‡ƒ–‡–ˆ”‘ T”‡ƒ–‡–ˆ”‘

Chinese Medi Medicine Specialists Sp ecialists

www.uewm.edu ewm.edu E info@uewm.edu info@uuewm.edu

W

595 Lawrence Expressway, Expressway, Sunn Sunnyvale yvvale CA 9408 94085

OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012 | me metrosiliconvalley.com etrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose sanjose.com .com | metr metroactive.com oactive.com

site, Kaltschnee thought, site, though ht, people people obviously ob viously would just go g to iT iTunes unes or Amazon instead of or ordering dering it on Qwikster.. Qwikster Kaltschnee It frustrated Kaltschn nee that Hastings still seemed to o think that he blogg post ccould ould write a blo postt or slap a video together bee forgiven. to gether and all would db fo orgiven.


Liz Wassmann

metroactive.com metr oactive.com | sanjo sanjose.com ose.com | metr metrosiliconvalley.com osiliconvalley.coom | OOCTOBER C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30 2012

22

LIVE FEED

IKE MAKES RIGHT Ike Shehadeh of Ike’s shows off his new shop’s logo.

Sandwich King

O

NE HEARS Ike’s before seeing Ike’s. The new gourmet sandwich shop, which opened Monday across the street from Santa Clara University, bursts with a contagious energy spread by exuberant employees, loud music and chattering customers. Bright colors and quotes cover the walls, and the huge sandwich board dominates the proceedings. The board is filled with sandwich names like the “Brandi Chastain,” “Steve Jobs” and “SF Giants,” as well as many more Bay Area legends and favorites. Owner Ike Shehadeh says that once he started naming sandwiches after athletes and celebrities, their namesakes started coming in to sample his creations. “Not everybody that has a sandwich named after them has been in, although many have,” he tells me. This is the ninth Ike’s in the Bay Area, and a 10th is already under construction. The shops have developed quite a following. In 2009, the flagship San Francisco store was featured on the Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food. The sandwiches are massive, and the bread is baked fresh to order. A generous helping of Ike’s “Dirty Secret Sauce” is applied to each—and baked into the bread for good measure. The “Menage à Trois” is Ike’s most popular sandwich; it includes halal chicken, real honey, honey mustard, barbecue sauce and pepper jack, Swiss and cheddar cheese. Sandwich prices range between $7 and $11. Ike shares the story of how he got started, saying that he loves to eat and opened the first Ike’s, at 16th and Sanchez in the Castro in San Francisco, in 2007 as a hobby. But the shop quickly grew so popular that “I had to quit all my jobs to sell sandwiches, since people kept on coming.”—Liz Wassmann IKE’S 2235 The Alameda, Santa Clara


11 

OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012 | me metrosiliconvalley.com etrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose sanjose.com e.com | metr metroactive.com oactive.com


metroactive.com metr oactive.com | sanjo sanjose.com ose.com | metr metrosiliconvalley.com osiliconvalley.coom | OOCTOBER C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30 2012

 10

& Win! Eat Between now and Dec 22,

22, Dec Between each ticket raffleand receive a now each ticket raffle a receive time you dine for a chance chance for atrip dineday you time to a four to win to trip day four a win to Hawaii other great prizes! Hawaii & other great prizes!

747 S Winchester Blvd, #100 San Jose, CA 95128 (408) 248-2838 http://pho24sanjose.com


Currying Flavor

D

FNEKFNEJ8EAFJ<`jeÊk\oXZkcpX_fkjgfk]fi @e[`Xei\jkXliXekj#gXik`ZlcXicpk_fj\n`k_XY\ek kfnXi[jflk_\ie@e[`XeZl`j`e\%ClZb`cp#n\[f _Xm\;fjX:liip#XZXjlXc#`e\og\ej`m\i\jkXliXekfe =flik_Jki\\k#XZifjj]ifdJXeAfj\JkXk\Le`m\ij`kp`e k_\fc[>Xccfj[\M`ccXKXhl\i`XYl`c[`e^% Dosa & Curry has all the ingredients necessary for a typical college eatery: cheap prices, large portions, late hours, minimal ambience—and a happy hour from 3 to 6pm. But the place serves some authentic, flavorful Indian comfort food and street-food bites. They score points right off for their convenient, self-service chutney bar, which also includes raita (yogurt dip) and complimentary sambar (pea and potato stew). The sambar is hearty, subtly seasoned and has a spiciness that sneaks up on you. Since the cafe specializes in dosas—fermented crepes made from rice and lentils—I wanted to be sure and give those a taste. The clerk enthusiastically recommended the Mysore masala dosa ($5.99). It was so big there wasn’t enough room for it on the plate. The crepe was lightly coated with red garlic chutney and filled with potatoes and onions, making it a satisfying vegetarian dish, with just that slight bitter flavor of turmeric. For finger foods, the vegetable pakaras ($3.99) are a good choice. These fritters made of spinach, onions and eggplants are a nice crunchy, salty snack. The combination of veggies gives them a taste familiar to fried okra. Though tasty on their own, they’re even better when dipped in the sweet sauce, which is also available at the self-serving station. Another interesting south Indian item is the vada ($2.99), a kind of savory donut. Bland on its own, the vada comes alive when served with one of the three chutneys. I recommend the cilantro-coconut version. For the biggest bang for your buck, Dosa & Curry offers six combination meals between $3.49 and $7.49. I ordered the No. Four ($7.49), which includes butter chicken, naan and chicken biryani, plus a fountain drink— enough food for at least two people. The butter chicken wasn’t bad, though there was a bit too much tomato in the curry. The chicken biryani, however, didn’t disappoint. The chicken was served inside a bowl of rice and still on the bone piping hot. The rice was crunchy, as if it had just been scraped off the bottom of the frying pan. The combination of sweet, sour, savory and spicy all melded quite naturally.—Aaron Carnes DOSA & CURRY CAFE 345 S. Fourth St., San Jose

OCTOBER 24-30, 2012 | metrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose.com | metroactive.com

D8O@DLD;FJ8K_\Zi\nXk;fjX:liip befnj_fnkfk_`ebY`^%

ALEX STOVER

BITES

25


metroactive.com metr oactive.com | sanjo sanjose.com ose.com | metr metrosiliconvalley.com osiliconvalley.coom | OOCTOBER C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30 2012

Tyler Ngo

26

BITES

READY TO SWISH-SWISH The hot pots at Shabuway are assembled from a variety of tasty ingredients.

Savory Sounds

F

OR AN UNUSUAL first date or a fun place to take visitors in Santa Clara, Shabuway fits the bill nicely. The restaurant is chic but casual, and the wait staff is friendly and very attentive, but the main reason to try Shabuway is its distinctive style of serving food. Translated from the Japanese, “shabu-shabu” means “swish-swish,” which refers to the sound that beef makes when being swirled around in hot broth.

Shabuway’s menu focuses on the traditional Japanese hot pot. Customers generally choose from either seaweed or spicy miso broth. Indecisive customers can opt to have the two broths served side by side in a bowl with a curving divider that makes it look like a yin-yang symbol. Diners then select the kind of meat they want from an impressive list of cuts, each of which is served with rice and vegetable plates. There are also quite a few additions that can be made to the vegetable plates, including assorted mushrooms and ramen noodles. After the orders are placed, the culinary interactivity begins. Servers bring out the selected broth and place it on a stove top located in the center of the table, where it simmers and swirls. The meat and veggies come next. These items are tossed into the steaming broth at the patrons’ leisure, creating a relationship between consumers and consumables that doesn’t often exist at other restaurants—except maybe at the few remaining fondue places. Customers “swish-swish” the beef back and forth in the broth, allowing the meat to cook fully while enjoying the “shabu-shabu” sound. Once the food is cooked and infused with the flavors of the broth, guests extract it with their chopsticks and dip the morsels into the delectable sauces provided with the meal. To top it all off, guests can choose from a selection of mochi ice cream to finish their meals on a sweet note. Shabuway is a small regional chain with outlets in Santa Clara, Mountain View, San Mateo, San Jose—and even the Philippines. Eliza Lamson SHABUWAY 2783 El Camino Real, Santa Clara


11  OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012 | me metrosiliconvalley.com etrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose sanjose.com e.com | metr metroactive.com oactive.com

HAPPY H APPY H HOUR OUR MONDAY MONDA AY THRU SA SATURDAY ATTURDA AY 4 TTO O 7 PM

LIQUIDS L IQUIDS

S SOLIDS OLID DS

Well Drinks Well Domestic Beers: Bud, MGD, Miller Lite, Coors Light

Pita Samp Sampler pler

House W Wine: ine: Char, Charr, Cab, Merlot Cosmo Greek TTini iini

Mini Pi Pizza izza

$3 $4

Orange Giant Willow W illow Glen Punch Mojito

Fries Garlic Fr ries Cheese Cheeese Quesadilla Quesad dilla

Dolmades Dolmad des Chick Chicken ken W Wings inngs

Greek Slide Sliders ers Calamari Calam mari Horiat Horiatiko tiko Chick Chicken ken TTenders endeers

$5

American & Gree American G Greek reekk Food Food Since 1 1976 976 97

Open 7 Days Open Days · 4 408·998·1440 08·998· 998·1440 40 11238 238 Lincoln A 238 Ave., ve., San Jos ve., Jose se www. www.JohnsOfWillowGlen.com w ww. JohnsOfW JohnsOf WillowGlen.c illowGlen.com


metroactive.com | sanjose.com | metrosiliconvalley.com | OCTOBER 24-30, 2012

28

metroactive

CHOICES BY: 8Xife:Xie\j J\Xe:fen\cc Jk\m\GXcfgfc` 8cIfY\ikj I`Z_Xi[mfe9ljXZb

MONSTAVILLE MUSIC RIVALS

K_\I@M8CJil

dYc\]fik_\`i

Af_eepMÊjn\cZfd\jc\]kkfi`^_k KI<P:#;A<K<IE8C Xe[GC8P8I8<]fi=i`[XpÊjDfejkXm`cc\Dlj`Zj_fn%

*wed

RACE

The Stage, San Jose Wed-Thu – 7:30pm, Fri-Sat – 8pm, Sun – 2pm; $20-$40 This is the last weekend to catch up with San Jose Stage Company’s rawedged production of David Mamet’s play Race about three lawyers (one white, two black) wrestling with the defense of a white plutocrat accused of raping a black woman. In Mamet’s world, it’s not simply one group oppressing another, but a free-forall in which everyone is prejudiced and resentful in some way and won’t hesitate to exact revenge on the people they hate. Race is most successful at demonstrating just

how complicated and difficult its subject can be, quashing those naïve voices that insist that a “post-racial” or “color blind” society has already arrived. (SC)

*fri

MONSTAVILLE MUSIC Johnny V’s, San Jose Friday – 9pm; $5 The Forever D.O.P.E. tour is coming to Johnny V’s with a whole lot of underground Bay Area hip-hop talent. The tour was organized by Monstaville Music, an independent San Jose label started by Trey C and Playa Rae, who will also be one of the

acts performing. Before Monstaville Music, Trey C and Playa Rae had been individually producing banging club tracks, but once they joined forces, their beats became more grandiose and with greater mainstream appeal. Regardless of production value, Trey C and Playa Rae are fervently committed to their independent status. Also on the bill: Oakland rapper J. Lately, San Francisco rapper Dregs One and San Jose turntablist DJ Eternal. (AC)

BROTHER ALI The Catalyst, Santa Cruz Fri – 9pm; $14/$19 Brother Ali knows everyone thinks he’s black. He is, in fact, whiter than white, a genuine albino whose condition has made him legally blind. He’s turned the odd ironies of his career into a lifelong campaign against any divides—black

or white, mainstream or underground. He’s also adept at bringing together both ends of the songwriting spectrum, dropping fiercely political raps one minute, and the next taking everything down to a brutally honest personal level in lyrics about his divorce, or living homeless with his son. By now, you’ve probably realized there’s no one in hip-hop quite like him. (SP)

*sat RIVALS

9 Lives, Gilroy Sat – 8:30pm; $10/$15 It’s hard to believe the Rivals are hosting their 11th annual Halloween show this year. Where did all the

XeelXc?Xccf

n\\ej_fn%

time go? Still, after a decade, South Bay audiences continue to crave the Rivals’ distinct brand of positive hardcore punk rock. These Halloween shows continue to generate the most excitement from their fans. It’s no wonder, it’s where the Rivals really let loose and have fun with games and costume contests. This year, they are adding something new to all the fun—they are showcasing local artists’ horror art. Also playing are The Devil Himself, Dimidum and Relapse. (AC)

THE HOT TODDIES San Pedro Square Market, San Jose Sat – 7pm; free The Hot Toddies just have an undeniable, irresistible charm. Combined with their spot-on ’60s girl-group harmonies and infectious


* concerts

29

;@JE<PFE@:<

?<8IK9I<8B<I Sat at 8p 8pm, Heritage Theatre, Campbell

THE HOT TODDIES

AF?ED8P8CC Oct 25 at 7:30pm, Montalvo Arts Center

DFEJK<I98CC Oct 27 at 9pm, Motif, San Jose

;8J? Nov 2 at Studio 8, San Jose

I@K8A8?8E=FILQ Nov 3 at 8pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford

98I9I8JKI<@J8E; Nov 5 at HP Pavilion

C<FE8I;:F?<E Nov 7 at 8pm, HP Pavilion

<I@::?LI:? Nov 9 at 7:30pm, HP Pavilion

N@QB?8C@=8 Nov 10 at 7:30pm, SJSU Event Center

ILJ? Nov 15 at 7:30pm, HP Pavilion

=I<J?9<8K98E; Nov 17 at 5pm, San Jose Civic

ILJJ<CCG<K<IJ Nov 18 at 7:30pm, HP Pavilion

8E;I<N9F:<CC@ hlXi\DXib\kJXkli[Xp%

2k_\pgcXpJXeG\[ifJ [p]fijldd\i\m\e`e]Xcc K_\?FKKF;;@<JXi\i\X

Nov 23 at 8pm, HP Pavilion

I@:BIFJJ Nov 30 at SJSU Event Center

JK<G?8E@<D@CC<I Dec 1 at 8pm, San Jose Civic

twee-pop songwriting, that makes them the kind of band that will force a smile out of listeners—like it or not. Yet under the cute exterior, they are a raw rock & roll band, though not quite punk-rock, despite their affiliation with punk label Asian Man Records. It’s more like pre-punk garage rock. As much as they pound out garage tunes, they are equally drenched in sunny Beach Boys pop sensibilities. The Oddly Even and Slime Girls also play. (AC)

panelists jump in with quick quips, Poundstone lets her mordant zingers steep a bit before delivering them with a measured tempo and the tang of subtle sarcasm. She also maintains a lively Twitter feed: “I was stuck behind an undecided voter on the freeway today.” Poundstone is touring on behalf of public libraries, which need all the support they can get. (AR)

G8LC8 GFLE;JKFE<

Comic Collector Shop, Sunnyvale Sat – noon-3pm

Addison-Penzak JCC, Los Gatos Sat – 8pm; $25/$50 No one’s wit runs drier than Paula Poundstone’s on NPR’s Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me. While the other

JK8EC<< Purple as a Guatemalan sunset, the prose of Stan Lee infected the youth of America with a malarial fever for superheroes, mutants and aliens: new gods with everyday problems. The origins of one of the most popular films ever

made, Marvel’s The Avengers, can be found in the way Lee’s bold, furious and squabbling characters worked together on the comic book page. Lee’s work is inimitable for cliffhangers, rolling alliteration and fiendishly clever self-promotion. He will be signing autographs for his legions of fans at this event. (RvB)

*sun G@:KLI< 8KC8EK@:

SLG Art Boutiki, San Jose Sun – 6pm; $10 Ever since forming in 2006, Picture

Atlantic has taken the South Bay by storm. The band’s latest album, Digital Tension, was just released this past July. Picture Atlantic’s catchy alternative-rock sound (in the vein of the Killers, Death Cab for Cutie and Coldplay) remains intact, but the hooks and key changes aren’t quite so obvious. The choruses are a little more low-key and nuanced—although there’s no lack of those lush soundscapes the group is known for. This is the Halloween edition of their bimonthly Rock Hop event. Come dressed in a costume and save two dollars. April Chase, Hell & Lula and San Francesca also play. (AC)

98IIPD8E@CFN Dec 6 at 7:30pm, HP Pavilion

BLE>=LM8DG@I< Dec 8 at 9pm, the Blank Club

KFN<IF=GFN<I&N8I Dec 8 at 8pm, San Jose Civic

?FNKFKI8@EPFLI;I8>FE Dec 26–30, HP Pavilion

C8;P>8>8 Jan 17 at 7:30pm, HP Pavilion

G?@E<8J8E;=<I9 Jan 26 at San Jose Civic Auditorium.

G@EB Feb 18, HP Pavilion

K@ÝJKF Mar 13, SJSU Event Center For music updates and contest giveaways, like us on Facebook at metrofb.com

OCTOBER 24-30, 2012 s  metrosiliconvalley.com s  sanjose.com s  metroactive.com

Oct 24-28, HP Pavilion


metroactive.com  s   sanjose.com s   metrosiliconvalley.com s   OCTOBER 24-30, 2012

30

metroactive ARTS

*stage 33 VARIATIONS A regional premiere from TheatreWorks. Runs thru Oct 28. Wed, 7:30pm, Thu-Fri, 8pm, Sat, 2 and/or 8pm, Sun 2 and/or 7pm, Tue, 7:30pm. $31-$51. Mtn View Center for the Performing Arts.

DINNER WITH FRIENDS

“Delightful! A brainy fencing match of Olympic caliber.” - BLOOMBERG NEWS

pianist’s own arrangement of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring.” Sun, 7:30pm. $36-$45. Montalvo Arts Center.

PALO ALTO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA A program called “Inspirations” features cellist William Skeen. Sat, 8pm. Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto.

A dramatic comedy. Runs thru Nov 4. Thu-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 3pm. $15/$20. Northside Theatre, San Jose.

SJ CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

FREUD’S LAST SESSION

VIENNA BOYS CHOIR

A drama about a debate between Freud and C.S. Lewis. Runs thru Nov 4. Wed, 7:30pm, Thu-Fri, 8pm, Sat, 3 and 8pm, Sun 2pm. $24-$74. San Jose Repertory Theatre.

MEMPHIS A rock musical. Runs thru Oct 28. Wed-Thu, 7:30pm, Fri, 8pm, Sat, 2 and 8pm, Sun, 1 and 6:30pm. $20-$82. San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.

RACE David Mamet drama. Runs thru Oct 28. Wed-Thu, 7:30pm, Fri-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 2pm. $15-$45. The Stage, San Jose.

REDUCED SHAKESPEARE The troupe presents “The Complete History of America (abridged).” Sat, 8pm. $27 and up. Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga.

THANKS FOR PLAYING ... THE GAME SHOW SHOW! The return of a musical about the TV game shows. Runs thru Nov 18. Fri-Sat, 7:30pm, Sun, 2:30pm. $24-$44. Retro Dome, San Jose.

*classical EL CAMINO YOUTH SYMPHONY A performance of Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7. Sat, 7:30pm. Flint Center, Cupertino.

JOHN CAGE: 100 YEARS A celebration of the composer. Rush Hour Concert, Thu, 5:30pm, Music and Dance Building. Recital with Teresa McCollough, Sat, 7:30pm, Music Recital Hall. Santa Clara University.

JON KIMURA PARKER A solo recital features the

Works by Brahms, Galindo, Bohmler and Piazzolla. Sun, 7pm. Le Petit Trianon, San Jose. Sun, 3pm. $30-$60. Flint Center, Cupertino.

More listings:

METROACTIVE.COM

SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF QUILTS & TEXTILES “High Fiber Under Five.” Show and sale of works by new fiber artists. Thru Nov 4. Tue-Sun, 10am-5pm. San Jose.

TECH MUSEUM “Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition.”Thru Jan 16. MonWed, 10am-5pm, Thu-Sun, 10am-8pm. San Jose.

GALLERIES ANNO DOMINI “Re:Collections.” San Jose.

EMPIRE SEVEN STUDIOS

*art

“It’s Alive: Hellbent for Letters.” Works by Ken Davis. Thru Oct 26. Wed-Fri, noon-6pm, Sat, noon-4pm. San Jose.

MUSEUMS

GOOD KARMA CAFE

ART MUSEUM OF LOS GATOS

“Lonesome Town.” New works by Kori Thompson. San Jose.

“It’s Personal! Tales Visualized by Asian American Women Artists.” Thru Nov 25. Wed-Sun, 11am5pm. Los Gatos.

METRO LOBBY “Lost and Found.” Art by Jason Adams. Thru Oct. San Jose.

CANTOR ARTS CENTER

PALO ALTO ART CENTER

“The War on Modern Art: The 75th Anniversary of the Degenerate Art Exhibition.” Thru Feb 24. “Drawings From L.A. in the 1960s and 1970s: The Marmor Collection.”Thru Feb 3. “Guardians: Photographs by Andy Freeberg.”Thru Jan 6. Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm, Thu, 11am-8pm. Stanford.

The remodeled center displays site-specific works about place and identity. Thru Apr 4. Palo Alto.

DE SAISSET MUSEUM

“Local Music Seen.” Photo by Anna Larina. San Jose.

“Beyond Function: Fiber, Fabric and Finery.” “Jeweled Prosthetics: Jewelry as Extension of Self.” “Figure Forward: Works by Bay Area Figurative Artists.”Thru Dec 2. Tue-Sun, 11am-4pm. Santa Clara.

EUPHRAT MUSEUM “The Art of Education: De Anza and Foothill Art Faculty/Staff Show.”Thru Dec 7. Mon-Thu, 10am-3pm. De Anza College, Cupertino.

SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ART “Dive Deep: Eric Fischl and the Process of Painting.” Reception Thu, 8pm. Show runs Oct 27-May 12. “Ranu Mukherjee: Telling Fortunes.”Thru Jan 13. “Local Color.”Thru Jan 13. “Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm, closed Mon. San Jose.

SAN JOSE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART Art exhibition and auction. Thru Oct 27. Tue-Fri, 10am-5pm, Sat, noon-5pm. San Jose.

SLG BOUTIKI

THOMPSON GALLERY “Gordon Cook.” Works on paper and canvas. Thru Nov 2. Art Building, SJSU.

*Events CONVENTION OF THE TATTOO ARTS A full weekend devoted to the art of inking. Oct 26-28. SFO Hyatt Regency, Burlingame.

GUITAR CENTER DRUM-OFF Quarter Finals round of the contest features local store champ Jesus Mendoza Garcia against store finalists from other Bay Area centers. Tue, 7pm. Free. 3677 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara.

=fiZfdgc\k\8ik#JkX^\Xe[<m\ekjc`jk`e^j#^fkfnnn%d\kifXZk`m\%Zfd


11 

OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012 | me metrosiliconvalley.com etrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose sanjose.com e.com | metr metroactive.com oactive.com


metroactive.com | sanjose.com | metrosiliconvalley.com | OCTOBER 24-30, 2012

32

mbs m bs

Mind Body Spirit

Halloween Guide Clubs & Parties AXIS NIGHTCLUB A Halloween R.i.o.t. with DJs Dan, Illtraxx, D Luzion, Remedy, Komodo, David Q and more. Oct 27 at 9pm. Santa Clara.

THE BLANK CLUB Monkey plays for a Halloween party, Oct 26. Plus the Halloween edition of ATOMIC 2.0 Dance Party. Oct 27 at 9pm. San Jose.

BLINKY’S CAN’T SAY Costumes and a show by LenCat. Oct 27 at 9pm. Santa Clara.

BRIT ARMS ALMADEN Cheeseballs for Halloween party. Oct 27. San Jose.

BRIT ARMS DOWNTOWN Party with DJ Benofficial. Oct 31. San Jose.

COURT’S LOUNGE An all-day party. Oct 27 and 31. Campbell.

THE ESCAPE A party with costume prizes and drink specials. Oct 31, 8pm-2am. San Jose.

FAHRENHEIT Seventh-annual Halloween bash. $20. Oct 27 at 9pm. San Jose.

JOHNNY V’S Halloween party. $5. Oct 27 at 9pm. San Jose.

KYOTO PALACE Skary-oke, with sake, karaoke and a costume party. Oct 31 at 7pm. Campbell.

LIQUID LOUNGE MJGamez, Soulful Obsession, the Jurassic and Boyfriend Academy play for an All-Souls’ Night party. Oct 31, 9pm. San Jose.

LOS GATOS BAR AND GRILL A Halloween-themed party; come in costume. Oct 27. Los Gatos.

THE MARMIST Costumed patrons are welcomed to a Monster Mash with drink specials and music by Jerry Sauceda. Oct 27. at 8pm. San Jose.

MEDI + MARTS The collective hosts a costume contest Oct 26-31. San Jose.

MONSTER’S BALL Cocktail Monkeys and Long Gon Bon perform. Oct 27. The Haunted Hornet, Pier 3, Alameda.

MOUNTAIN CHARLEY’S The sexiest costume competes for $500. Oct 27. Los Gatos.

NINE LIVES

DEAD TIME DREAMS

Rivals’ 11th annual Rock N Roll Halloween featuring Rivals, Dimidium, the Devil Himself and Relapse. $10. Oct 27 at 8pm. Gilroy.

Nightmares come true at haunted house. Through Oct 31. Eastridge Mall, San Jose.

POOR HOUSE BISTRO

A traditional celebration includes an ongoing altar exhibit at the King Library; an Oct 27 Day of the Dead Festival at the National Hispanic University, 11am-6pm; a costumed procession from downtown San Jose (starts at noon at King Library) culminating in a festival at SJSU; and a Last Stop Fandango with music and dance at the San Jose Women’s Club on Nov. 2 (5-10pm).

Halloween costume party with Rick Estrin and the Nightcats. Oct 27 at 6pm. San Jose.

THE SADDLE RACK A country-style Halloween party with Diablo Road and host Cowboy Troy and lots of cash for outrageous outfits. Oct 31. Fremont.

SLG ART BOUTIKI Rock-hop Halloween featuring Picture Atlantic, Aprill Chase, Hell & Lula, San Francesca. $10, $8 for costumed folks or with cannedgoods donation. Oct 28 at 6pm. San Jose.

SPOOKFEST 2012 A night of electronic dance music presented by Live 105. Oct, 26, 7pm–1am. Oracle Arena, Oakland.

STUDIO 8 An advance holiday party on Oct 25. Vamps and Tramps party with DJ Sophia Lin on Oct 26 at 9pm. Halloween Hooker Ball and costume party on Oct 27. Halloween Trick or Treat on Oct 31. San Jose.

THRILLER HALLOWEEN A major hip-hop costume party mounted by the Frat House Boyz, T.P.E. and Tag-Team. $15/$20. Oct 27 at 9pm, 2460 Kruse Dr, Milpitas. (Text name to 510.992.3505 for guest list.)

VOODOO FEST V

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS AT THE MUSEUM A community day with Aztec performers, sugar-skull skills and more. Oct 27, 11am-5pm. San Jose Museum of Art

HAPPY HOLLOW Families can enjoy the trick-ortreating stations throughout the zoo, a spooktacular show, hay maze and more. Oct 28, 1-4pm. Also: Pumpkin Patch runs thru Oct 31, 10am-7pm. Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, San Jose.

JAPANTOWN HALLOWEEN The SJPD and the Japantown Business Association present a fun and safe trick-or-treating experience. Oct 30-21. Wesley United Methodist Church, San Jose.

PIRATES OF EMERSON A haunted house experience. Daily through Oct 31. Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton.

ROCKY HORROR HALLOWEEN

A party with DJ Big and DJ Maniakal and a costume contest. Oct 27, all night. Zen Lounge, Mountain View.

A screening of the cult film should be even wilder than normal on Halloween. Oct 31 at 9pm. The Retro Dome, San Jose.

WOODHAM’S LOUNGE

SUNNYVALE HOWL’OWEEN

Scary Fun

With a parade of dogs dressed in Halloween costumes with awards for best pet and human costumes. Oct 28, 10am-4pm. Downtown Sunnyvale.

AFTER HOURS: DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

TRICK-OR-TREAT AT WESTGATE MALL

Halloween party with costume contest. Oct 27. Santa Clara.

A celebration of Dia de los Muertos during monthly Tech After Hours event, with live music and games. Nov. 1, 7pm-midnight. Tech Museum, San Jose.

THE CURSE OF LADY PUABI Dinner theater with a spooky theme by the Gibson House Mystery Performers. Oct 27 at 7pm; $64 dinner and show. Bella Mia, San Jose.

Free family event. Registration starts at 5pm and each child gets a trick-or-treat bag. With performances by Andy Z, the Dance Zone and Momentum. Oct 26, 5-7pm. San Jose.

WINCHESTER MYSTERY HOUSE FRIGHT NIGHTS The mansion hosts Halloween attractions through Nov. 3. San Jose.


TToo advertise in this section section call 408.200.1308. 408.200.1308. OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012 | me metrosiliconvalley.com etrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose sanjose.com e.com | metr metroactive.com oactive.com

d`e[Yf[pjg`i`k d` `e[Yf f[pjg g`i`k

11 

Focus Focus Learn L earn How How To To Meditate Meditate And Why! Enjoy lif Enjoy life! e! CCalm alm thee mind.. Improve Improve rrelationships. elationships. decisions. Make better decisio ons. Meditation and Buddhist Sherman. View with Reed She erman. Everyone is welcome.. No previous necessary.. $10 per class. Every pr evious experiencee necessary 7:30-9, Thursday evening, evening, 7:30 77:309 Unitarian Universalist 9, Fellowship of LLos os Gatos, G , 15980 Blossom Hill Rd.. Los Los Gatos, 95032.. Call Call Kelsang Kelsang Gamo 408/226-0595 ffor or information inf ormation or visitt us at www.MeditationInSanJose.org www .MeditationInSSanJose.org

Massage By Michael Great massage by Asian Great Asian man. $70. CMT. In $50.. Outcall $70 0.. By CMT T. For days 408-400-9088 408-400--9088 or after 7pm 408-893-1966. 408-893 -1966.

Heavenly Spa Enjoy a Relaxing Massage

Showers 408.288.6888 1427 Bird Ave

408.365.8799 2887 Senter Rd. #106


metroactive.com metr oactive.com | sanjo sanjose.com ose.com | metr metrosiliconvalley.com osiliconvalley.coom | OOCTOBER C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30 2012

 10

By Andy Bayiates, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo-Bayiates, Chloe Johnston & Karen Weinberg Directed by Kit Wilder

September 20, 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; October 21, 2012 For tickets and information call (408) 295-4200 or visit cltc.org 529 South Second St. San Jose, CA 95112


35

metroactive FILM

=8K<ÊJ:?@C;I<EK_\pfle^?\Xk_Zc`]]Jfcfdfe>cXm\ Xe[:Xk_\i`e\ J_Xeefe9\\i \ogcfi\k_\Yc\XbZflekipj`[\`eÉNlk_\i`e^?\`^_kj%Ê

K_\e\n\jkÓcdX[XgkXk`fe f]Nlk_\i`e^?\`^_kj`j [i\eZ_\[`eiX`eXe[m`fc\eZ\ 9p RICHARD VON BUSACK

A

E;I<88IEFC;`jeÊk k_\ÓijknfdXekf [`i\ZkXm\ij`fef] Nlk_\i`e^?\`^_kj# Ylkj_\_Xj[`i\Zk\[k_\ c\XjkifdXek`ZXccp`[\Xc`jk`Z m\ij`fe\m\idX[\%?\i Nlk_\i`e^?\`^_kj`jX Yfc[#Ó\iZ\Ócdf]dlklXccp Xjjli\[[\jkilZk`fe%

Circa 1800, a Liverpool orphan is brought to the moors. He endures floggings throughout his stepchildhood, in which the only relief comes from his platonic other half and stepsister, Catherine. As a girl, Catherine (Shannon Beer), is broad-faced and tough. As a lady (Kaya Scodelario), she’s a poseur

with great luminous eyes, cold as quartz—not a lark but a hawk. Arnold (of the excellent Fish Tank) modernizes the story somewhat. Although she keeps the costumes of the period, the arrogant brother, Hindley (Lee Shaw), looks and moves like any English skinhead you’d avoid. And James Howson, the nonprofessional actor Arnold hired as Heathcliff, is of African ancestry. The bad children’s initials left as graffiti on the dingy walls make their home look like the corridor of a housing estate. In the nature scenes, Arnold’s eye for weeds, rainwetted rocks and briars resembles the scoping of these Yorkshire hills in the documentary Rivers and Tides about the environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy. While you can see where Arnold has tacked close to the present,

there’s no maddening sense of anachronism. A startled character says, “What the fuck?,” where Emily Brontë might have written, “He uttered an oath,” but this tactic doesn’t break the frame. The book is more violent than many remember: the drunken Hindley threatening to crop his child’s ears like a pit-bull’s; the story of the bird’s nest with the small skeletons in it. Arnold pauses over the furred and feathered corpses gathered for the table, with the blood in close-up dripping from a hung-up pheasant’s eye; and shows us the live Spaniel punished in lieu of herself. (The official seal saying no animals were injured is a relief.) Arnold’s insistence on this cruelty is part of the paganism and hardness of this land. It’s essential to our knowing what life there would look like. Howson may appear uncomfortable in one weeping scene, but his limits as an actor are otherwise an asset. He keeps his mystery; he’s handsome and sullen. When Hindley calls Heathcliff a “blackguard,” it’s meant to be a

129 MIN

NR

WUTHERING HEIGHTS Opens Friday

OCTOBER 24-30, 2012 | metrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose.com | metroactive.com

Sky Above, Mud Below

racist slur. But perhaps Hindley is right. The source of Heathcliff ’s money has baffled scriptwriters for generations. Looking at Howson one thinks that maybe Heathcliff was a highwayman, a Captain Macheath. As for the melodrama, the muddy physicality of Arnold’s version undercuts it. Brontë herself proved how young and fast they died in those days. The makeup is authentic, and in a shot of Paul Hilton’s Mr. Earnshaw, the specter of tuberculosis is practically sitting on his chest. In one scene, a newborn’s squalling turns, without a beat, into the scrape of a gravedigger’s spade. Arnold’s cuts to the text include the removal of the pastry crust and doily with which the novel was first served. Gone is the framing device of a commentator, that tourist exclaiming at the bad manners and the quaint dialect. The opening shot is of a swaying Heathcliff, as good as dead in the haunted farm he now owns: a sty, a byre, more like. This is the muddiest Wuthering Heights seen—also the most immediate. The young Cathy and Heathcliff (Solomon Glave) wrestle in the mud, and Cathy flashes a clouded smirk of triumph even as she’s pinned; we’re seeing the exact moment of pubescence arriving. The moment is doubled later when we see Cathy as a fancy, kittenish married lady. Cathy’s riding costume provides the only real red in a movie where even the blood is brown or black. She forces Heathcliff into the mud this time; with the sole of her boot on his face, she asks, “How could you have left this? How could you have left me?” We see the witch in her, in the condescending kiss she gives her husband as she goes riding with her true lover. This story of cursed love is so imperatively told, you temporarily forget how it comes out.


metroactive.com metr oactive.com | sanjo sanjose.com ose.com | metr metrosiliconvalley.com osiliconvalley.coom | OOCTOBER C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30 2012

36

enterinng a world of demons. entering (Openss Fri.)

LAD LADIES DIES MUST MUST LOVE/A LOVE//A HOUSE HOUSE DIVIDED D IV VIDED

SSIMON IMON &THE & THE O OAKS AKS

(19333/1931) TTwo (1933/1931) w wo not-on-DVD directs rrarities: arities:: E.A. Dupont dir ects a golddig gersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; musical.. BILLED WITH WITH A diggersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Houuse Divided. John Huston (in his House seccond cr edited writing assignment) second credited colllaborates with his ffather, ather, W alter. collaborates Walter. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an intergenerational intergenerational love triangle, Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s directed e yler. (Plays Oct directed by William W Wyler. Palo Alto 224-25 4-25 in P aalo Al to at the Stanford Stanffoorrd Theatre.) Theeatre.) (RvB)

(NR; 12 1222 min.) A SSwedish wedish dr drama ama about young boys gr owing up during W orld growing World W ar II. (Opens Fri at the Aquarius in War Paalo Al lto.) Palo Alto.)

UNITEEDNA UNITED NATIONS AT TIONS A ASSOCIATION SSOCIA AT TION FIL M FE FFESTIVAL STIV VA AL FILM

BEACH BEA CH BUM M T Tom om Hanks Hanks dons a familiar castawayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s c castawayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beard for one of his many parts p in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cloud Atlas,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Atlass,,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; opening g Friday valleywide.

New N ew CHASING CHA SING MA MAVERICKS AV VER RICKS (PG;; 105 min.) LLocally occally shot ffeature eature legend end Jay Moriarty about surďŹ ng lege (Jonny W Weston) eston) aand nd Fr Frost ost Hesson (Gerard (Ger ard Butler), th the he man who taught bigg waves near Santa him to ride the bi Cruz. (Opens Fri.)

CLOUD CL OUD A ATLAS T TLAS (R; 172 min.) min ) The Wachowskis Wachowskis and director dir ector TTom oom TTykwerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ykw y wer â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mutually inept take on Dav David vid Mitchellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s novel of interlocking er eras a and Eternal as

FFor showtimes, h tii , adv advance dvance titix i andd more,, go tto

cameracinemas.com camerac cinemas.com i

Recur Recurrence. rence. Th Thanks hanks to liter literally ally dozens of wobbly mak make-up ke-up jobsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;look jobsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;lookss like Halloween cam came me early this year!â&#x20AC;&#x201D;the shuttle back and a fforth orth between the 1800s and a post-apocalyptic p futur futuree is ludicr ludicrous. ous. TTom oom m Hank Hankss uses a str strangely angely CCajun ajun accent as a a tribesman of â&#x20AC;&#x153;140 years after thee Fallâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;? ďŹ ghting off a horseback-riding back-riding ogr ogres, es, while tribe of horseb anthropologist dealing with a futuristic anthr opologist (Halle Ber Berry oles). ry inn one of six rroles). can Something ca n be said ffor or the dressed melliďŹ&#x201A;uous KKeith e David dr eith essed like Shaft,, and Ber Berry rry attr attractively actively togged out as â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s TTV V detective Christie LLove, ove, in the sequen sequence ce about skullduggery

â&#x20AC;&#x153;DO NOT MISS THIS for the world.â&#x20AC;?

Best Theaters -- SJ Mercury M and Metro Readers Always Plenty of Freee V Validated alidated a Parking All Sites All Shows Befor Beforee 12 noon Only $5.00 Student Night W Wednesdays ednesdays -- $6 after 6pm w/ID SSeniors/Kids/Students/Military--$7.50 Seniors/Kids/Students/M i /Kid /St d t /M Military $7 50 (C12/C7) / $7 (C3) Military--$7.50 Milit CSeniors/Kids/Stud CAMERA AMERA $7 50 (C12/C7)7/ $7 (C3) (C33) b4 6pm M-F & 4pm Sat-Sun $7.50

 LOS GATOS D # ',8=,;>CD  

*WUTHERING HEIGHTS HEIGHTTS (NR) **SHUFFLE SHUFFLE (PG-13) **WAKE WAAKE IN FRIGHT (R (R) R) *W *WAITING WAITING A ROOM (NR) *SEARCHING FOR FO OR SUGARMAN (PG-13) MOVE TO MOVE (HD D Ballet)--Sun 12:15/T 12:15/Tue ue 7 ROCKY HORROR PIC PICTURE CTURE SHOW--Sat 11:30pm 11:30pm OPENS 11/2! 11/2! TH THE HE SESSIONS FLIGHT THE LONELIEST PLANET PLAANET WRECK-IT RALPH THE MAN WIT WITH TH THE IRON FISTS

DISCOUNT (10 Adm Admits/$60) mits/$60) / GIFT CARDS

THEATER THEA ATER T RENTALS RENT TALS -- CALL 

 

A family family co comedy omedy with a Halloween setting. (O (Opens Opens Fri.)

NOBODY NOBOD DY WALKS WA ALKS (R; 83 min min.).) A quirk quirkyy rromance omance develops married between a mar ried man (John Krasinski) Kr asinski) and a young artist (Olivia Thirlby).. Co-written Coo-written by Lena Dunham (Girls). (Op (Opens pens Fri at the Aquarius in Palo Alto.) Paalo Al to.) ovell (2012) Thee Cinequest hit about LLovell Milo (T TJ Th hyne), a man unstuck in time. (TJ Thyne), V alley-bred ďŹ lmmaker KKurt urt KKuenne uenne Valley-bred (of the hit documentary Dear Zachary) will appear appear in person on Oct 26 and Oct 27 27. 7. (Op (Opens pens Fri at CCamera aamerra 3 in San Jose.)) (RvB RvB) B)

**CLOUD CCLOUD A ATLAS TLAS T (R) **ARGO ARGO (R) LOOPER (R) A **THE THE PPAPERBOY A APERBOY (R) ( TTAKEN AKEN A 2 (PG-13) WALLFLOWER AALLFLOWER (PG-13) PERKS OF BEING A W THE MASTER (R)   FRANKENWEENIE (PG)

' '0.98/'  D  0 ' '0.98/ '  D   0 CAMERA 3 D

FUN FU N SIZE SIZE

SSHUFFLE HUFFLE

 Sony S 4K Digital Di it l D  Final Fi l W Week eekk D * No N Passes P

Pruneyard/CampbellD 

neyard/CampbellD  

CAMERA 7DDPrun

Closed For Reno Renovation, ovation, Re-opens 2013  ' 8/'='  D 

' 8/'='  D 

CAMERA 12 DD

SSILENT HILL REVELA REVELATION ATTION (R) *FUN SIZE (PG) **SILENT CCLOUD A ATLAS TLAS T (R)  **ALEX ALEX CROSS (PG-13) A **CLOUD **PARANORMAL PARANORMAL A ACTIVITY ACTTIVITY 4 (R) LOOPER (R) SSEVEEN PSYCHOPATHS PSYCHOPPATHS T (R) ARGO (R) **SEVEN AKEN A 2 (PG-13) PITCH PERFECT (PG-13) TTAKEN HOTEL TRANSYL TRANSYLVANIA LVVA ANIA (2D/3D) (PG) ( 2D) (PG) SINISTER (R) FRANKENWEENIE (in

nuclear draw at a nuclea ar power plant. A dr aw to atomicatomic-blaster -blaster ffans: ans: the chapter about the tears of a clone (Doona Bae) enslaved at a a New Seoul rrestaurant estaurant of the future. futu ure. This business doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t transcend trap literary tr anscend the tr ap of the liter ary ďŹ ction writ writer ter delving into sci-ďŹ â&#x20AC;&#x201D; prose, stripped ooff the pr ose, the plot is as oppressors bald as thee shiny-domed oppr essors of the futu future. ure.. Rather than having the symphony, cumulativee impact of a symphony y, Cloud A Atlas tlaas is like watching six bad once. ďŹ lms at on nce. ((Opens p Fri.)) ((RvB))

SSILENT ILENT H HILL: I R ILL: REVELATION EVELA AT TION

WUTHERING

HEIGHTS a film by Academy Award ÂŽ winner Andrea Arnold

oscilloscope.net/wutheringheights

EXCLUSIVVE ENG EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT AG GEMENT SSTARTS TART A S FR FRIDAY,OCTOBER RIDAY,OCTO OBER 26 26 SAN JOSE JOSE Camera 3 (408) (408 8) 998-3300

(R; 94 min.) minn.) A teenager ďŹ nds herself

Docum Documentary mentary shorts and ffeatures. eatures. In name the nam me of wartime exigencies,, some physicians physici ans per perverted verted their Hippocr Hippocratic atic Oath an nd helped dr aw up guidelines ffor or and draw â&#x20AC;&#x153;Enhan Enhannced Inter rogation. ogation â&#x20AC;?Their story â&#x20AC;&#x153;Enhanced Interrogation.â&#x20AC;? Davisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Doctors of the is told in i Martha Davis Side Dark Si ide. Plus a panel discussion on torture, legal to orture, and the documentary Beneath Beneat th the Blindf Blindfold, foold, which is a survey survey of four four different different victims of political torture torture (Oct 224, 4,, 6pm, Stanford Stanford Medical School)).. Oct 25, 4pm,, Cantor Cantor Art Center, Centerr, School). Stanforrd: Axis of Lightt. A proďŹ le Stanford: proďŹ le of eight o the Ar ab world. Oct 25,, 7pm, artists of Arab Cardea Cardea Center ffor or Women, Women,, 1922 The Alameda, Alamedda,, San Jose:: a series of shorts on the problems problems ffacing acing women.. See unaff.org unaff ff.org for for the th many other th pr programs. ograms. (Plays thru t Oct 28 in many Bay Ar Area reea locations.) locationns.) (RvB)

NIGHT NIG GHT O OFF THE LLIVING IVING D DEAD EAD (1968) (196 68) In 3-D. 3-D. (Oct 2626-27 -27 2 at midnight in San S Jose at CCamera aamera 12.)

SILLICON VALLEY SILICON VALLE A Y JEWISH JEWISH FILM FILM FESTIVAL FE STIV T VAL2 A 2012 012

(R;; 114 min.)) See rreview eview on page 37

Octt 24, 24, 7:30pm, Camera Camera 7 in Campbell: Campbell: An Article of Hope, about the Isr Israeli aeli astronaut astronaut Ilan Ramon.. Director Director Dan Cohen Coh hen and Ramonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ramonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s widow Rona Ramon Ram mon will be on hand. Oct 27, 277, 7:30pm, Oshman Oshhman Family Jewish Community Center, Cen nter, P Palo alo Al Alto: to: Dr Dr.r. Pomerantz Poomerrant a tz. Assi Assi Day yan as an Isr aeli shrink who decides Dayan Israeli to help h his patients end their tr oubles. troubles. OF FJCC, J Oct 30, 7:30pm Follow Me:: The OFJCC, YYoni oonni Netanyahu SStory, toryy, about the war hero hero Yonatan Yonatan o â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yoniâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;YYoniâ&#x20AC;? o â&#x20AC;? Netanyahu, Bibiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elder eldeer brother, brother, the lone Israeli Israeli casualty casualty t Entebbe rraid. aid. (Plays thru Nov 18 of the in various v South Bay locations.) (RvB)

WUTHERING WUTH HERING H HEIGHTS EIGHTS

SSTAR TAR A TREK: TREK: FIRST FIRST CONTACT CONTACT

WAKE W AKE IIN A N FRIGHT

(NR;; 12 129 29 min.)) See rreview eview on page 35

Revivals R eviv v vals a

Witth Patrick With Patrick Stewart Stewart and Jonathan Frakes. Fr akes. (Plays Oct 2626-27 27 at 7pm and Octt 28 at 2pm at the Retr Retroo Dome, San Jose.) Josse.)

FRANKENSTEIN/THE FRA NKE K NST TEIN/THE B BRIDE RIDEO RIDE O OFF FRANKENSTEIN FRA NKE K NST TEIN

WEREWOLF WE EREWOLF OF OF LONDON/SECRET LONDON/SECRET OFF THE BLUE O BLUE ROOM ROOM

(1931/11935) Scr (1931/1935) Screen een poetry poetry, y, rightly compared compa red with Cocteau. Such is James Whaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Whale â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ffamous, amous,, inďŹ&#x201A;uential yet never imitated creature imitate ed story of a patchwork cr eature corpses: pre-moral of corp pses:: pr e-moral as a baby but murderous mur derrous when thwarted. Whaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Whaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s peculiar (itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own pe eculiar sense of humor (it â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beyondd most peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wavelengths) made him h sur surround round his Monster with difďŹ dent Thesiger,, difďŹ den nt thespians:: Ernest Thesiger Dwightt Frye and Colin Clive as the obsessed obsess b sedd yett ir iirresolute resolute l t scientist. i ti t KKarloff, arloff, as the wr wretched, etched, speechless creature, cr eaturre, has the pathos of Chaplin and thee menace of the gr greatest eatest screen screen psychos. psycho os.. He has one hell of a br brow ow to knit wh when hen he gets mad. The swanlike hiss of his good lady wife, wife, Elsa Lanchester, Lanche ester, isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t to be fforgot, orgot, either. either. (Plays Oct O 2626-28 -228 in P Palo aalo Al Alto to at the Stanffoorrd Theatr re.) e (RvB) Stanford Theatre.)

(19335/1933) Henry Hull as a British (1935/1933) botanist bot tanist who is bitten while in the ope Himalayas Him malayas by an Asian Asian lycanthr lycanthrope (W a arner WITH Secr (Warner Oland).. BILLED WITH Secret reet of the t Blue Room. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anyone A Anyone who sleeps in the heardd from the Blue Room is never hear from again!â&#x20AC;? agaain!â&#x20AC;? A 66-minute mystery about a unsavory unssavory castle and its modern-day owner ownner (Lionel A Atwill). twill). Not on DVD. (Plays (Pla ays Oct 31-Nov 1 in P Palo aalo Alto Alto at the SStanford taanffoord Theatr Theatre.) e.) (RvB)

Reviews R eviews ALEX A LEEX CR CROSS OSS

(PG (PG-13; G-13; 101 min.) A serial killer (Matthew (Ma atthew Fox) faces faces off against police detective/psychologist det tective/psychologist Alex Cr Cross oss (Tyler (T Tyl y er Perry) Perry) in an adaptation of a James Jam mes P Patterson atterson novel.


FRANKENWEENIE FRANKEN WEENIE

HERE COMES HEREC OMEST THE HEB BOOM OOM (PG; 105 min.) It seems like only o yesterday yester day we wer weree all sayingg to ourselves, “Isn’t “Isn’t it about tim timee ffor or another KKevin evin James movie?? Where Where he plays some poor schlub who w gets himself into a wacky wacky situation? sittuation? Pleeeease?” What? We We weren’t weren e ’t saying that and in ffact act have never said that? W Well, ell, nevertheless nevertheless, s, here here biology it is, with James playing a bi ology teacher who takes up MMA fighting fi activities to save after-school activitie es at his school.

HOTEL H OTEL T TRANSYLVANIA RANSYLVANIA A (PG; 91 min.) Adam Sandler and a Addy Sambergg team up ffor Samber or anothe another er movie, but this time it it’s ’s animated and a Sandler’s Sandler ’s doing the voice of Dr Dracula, acula, see so you don’t don’t rreally eally have to se ee or hear him. His count runs a hhotel otel ffor or monsters that is stumbled uupon pon by a human boy boy.. W Wackiness ackiness ensu ensues. es.

LLOOPER OOPER (R;; 118 min.) Thoroughly Thoroughly ingen ingenious. nious. J Joseph h Gor Gordon-Levitt G d L itt plays don-Levitt l JJoe, oe, a 2070s KKansas ansas City hit man of the 20 070s with longings ffor or ffaraway araway Paris. Paris. He has one rroutine: outine: doing mundane mundane executions ffor or a gang existin existingg 30 years in the futur future. e. This task is interrupted inter rupted when Joe’s Joe’s wily ffuture uture self (Bruce Willis) ar arrives rives through through o a time portal. It sounds like a movie m that’s that ’s too high-concept to breathe, brreathe, but talented dir director/writer ector/writer Rian Johnson (Brick, The Br Brothers roothers Bloom) takes a comf comfortable ortable turn intoo SStephen tephen certainly, Ki ter King tterritory; ritory; it certainly t i ly, the th dreadful dreadful df l way the futur futuree mob induces fugitives eturn is as good as any id idea to rreturn ea King ever came up with. On the do down own side, Gor Gordon-Levitt’s don-Levitt’s make-up (which (whhich is supposed to make him rresemble eseemble could Willis) is odd, and the film cou uld moree humor humor,, al although have used mor thoough m Jeff Daniels as a lazy mafia middle-

manager who alr already eady knows knoows his futuree is exceptionally fun futur funny. nny. Also a standout: Emily Blunt, who who has one of strongest her str ongest rroles oles ever as as the ffarmer armer who gives Joe shel ter. (RvB) (RvvB) shelter.

REVIEW

THEE M TH MASTER ASTER (R;; 137 min.) P.T. P..TT. Anderson’s Andersonn’s bewilderingly exciting film m doesn’t doesn’t offer off er a specific rebuke rebuke to L. Ron Hubbard. Hubbar d. The story tells of of a partnership between a shellshhellshocked Navy vet of 1950, 1950, Freddie Freddie (Joaquin Phoenix) and a dapper, d dapper , bigger-than-lifee fraud, bigger-than-lif fraud, Lancaster Laancaster Hoffman). D dd (Philip Dodd (Phili Seymour S Hof H ff f man).) Dodd picks picks up Freddie Freddie andd conducts quasipsychiatric experiments experimeents on him, leading up to a new crusade c called “The Cause.” Cause.”” Dodd’s Dodd’s stirring stirring brain heralds of Freddie’s Freddie’s soft br ain her ralds bigger things: the rise of the intelligence inteelligence apparatus, appar atus, the think-tank, think-tankk, Cointelpro, Cointelpro, the lies of World World War War II furthered furrthered by new means. The bigger picture picture looms screen-filling een-filliing head, like Hoffman’s Hoffman’s scr demanding obedience in sickeningly insinuating tones. The voice voice echoes against the background background of o postwar America, a nation about to to get gigantic. (RvB)

THE T HE P PAPERBOY APERBO A OY (R;; 107 min.) Journalist W Ward ard Jansen (Matthew McConaughey) moves m home to Florida to investigate thee curious case (John of a death rrow ow inmate (Joh n CCusack) usack) brother with the help of his kid br otther (Zac Efr Efron). on).. And if all goes according according to plan, Jansen probably probably takes off his h shirt.

PARANORMAL P ARAN A ORMAL A ACTIVITY CTIVIT TY 4 (R; 88 min.) The hor horror ror fr franchise a anchise soldiers on.

THEE W TH WAITING A AITING R ROOM OOM (NR; 83 min.) Gr Grace ace unde underr pr pressure. essure. P eter Nick s’ cool, compas ssionate Peter Nicks’ compassionate and confident sur vey of Highland H survey Hospital, assembled overr five months (with the help off some time-lapse photogr aphy)). Highland photography). in Oakland ser ves as a sa afety net ffor or serves safety a city wr acked with hellis sh pr oblems. wracked hellish problems. Nick efuses to take eve erything that Nickss rrefuses everything bleeds as leads; his film is is ffar ar less gory than House MD, ffor or instance. He and his cr ew balance the mor crew moree minor pr oblems with the major ones: problems an angelic little girl very ill i with str ep thr oat, a young ma acing the strep throat, mann ffacing rreal eal possibility of testicul lar cancer testicular and no place to go, a mid ddle-aged middle-aged carpet-layer disabled by pain and a habitual toxico (“He pr esents ‘‘out out presents of it,’” says a nurse, descr ribing his describing symptoms). P Perhaps erhaps the standout: nurse assistant CCynthia ynthia Y. Y. Johnson giving a lesson in how to deal with angry str angers in pain. W atching strangers Watching how these physicians andd nurses triage and car or these suff erers caree ffor sufferers makes you wonder what mir miracles acles they could achieve if ther re were were there actually heal th care care for for all. all. (Opens Fri health at CCamera amer a a 3 in San Jose.))

MADDER THAN MAX ‘Wake in Fright’ is an Australian thrill ride from 1970 restored to its queasy glory.

Way Outback ALMOST LOST but now gorgeously restored to views of startlingly sun-baked landscapes, Wake in Fright (1971) also has grindhouse draw. (Animal lovers, be warned: There’s a brutal hunt stitched together from some documentary footage of a professional slaughter of kangaroos.) Wake in Fright is a morally slippery movie. Initially, you’re as appalled as the intelligent but lofty school teacher John Grant (Gary Bond), a Sydneysider contractually obligated to teach in a oneroom school in the back of beyond. He’s heading back to the city for a smotheringly hot Christmas break. Befriended by a copper (the first serious Australian movie star, Chips Rafferty), Grant goes on a gambling and beer bender in the fictional nearest big town, Bundanyabba: “The Yabba.” The local drunks, some of them serious barbarians, pick him up and invite him into their 24hour binge. This could have been jolly: a stuck-up teacher bonds with friendly, hardworking, plain men during Christmas time. But the oversize Santa statue in town cackles like a maniac, heralding Grant’s discovery of the barbarism in him—and the discovery of something else. He has a doctor’s help for these diagnoses in the brilliant, anythinggoes performance by top-billed Donald Pleasance. He’s the town’s physician, a

Chekovian observer and a drunk—nay, not just a drunk, but the kind of person who, when asked what he does, says, “I drink.” The writer is Evan Jones, Joseph Losey’s frequent collaborator. Losey had wanted to direct this film, which ended up Wake in Fright in the hands of Ted Kotcheff, who R; 114 min. helmed the somewhat Opens Friday, Camera 3, San Jose similar debut of Rambo, First Blood. Here, as throughout Losey’s films, is the queasiness at the thought of people getting too close. How times do change, though. The Yabba is played by Broken Hill, a tourist draw today; in a decade or two, it was going to be hosting the three trannies of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. (That famous bus has been parked there permanently.) The more remote Australia seems, the more Kotcheff ’s Twilight Zone–ish approach is a punch to the gut. The film’s shocking revelation has also been softened by some producer’s idea of a happy ending. But Wake in Fright is rich and weird and oddly thoughtful: Nightmare Alley with kangaroos instead of chickens, the kind of movie that arrives when a nation ceases to be a colony and gets really ready to study itself. Richard von Busack

377 3 OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30 2012 | me metrosiliconvalley.com etrosiliconvalley com | sanjose sanjose.com com | metr metroactive.com oactive com

(PG;; 87 min.) TTim im Burton turnss his 1984 short into a feature-length feature-lenggth 3-D 3-D animated movie. In the bland 1960s small town of New Holland, the th he precious pr ecious pup Spark Sparkyy is hit by a car and killed. Learning of galvanism,, Sparky’s Sparky’s master,, young Victor Fr master Frankenstein anken nstein decides (voiced by Charlie Tahan), Tahan), a deccides to go thr through ough the door that mann was not meant to enter passsages enter.. Some passages flow.. Victor Victor,, suff suffering rreally eally flow ering after after his dog’s death, endur es his day y. The endures day. rrevived evived monster dog is cute, naturally, n natur allyy, with a calico ppatch stitched iinto nto his back and a pair of bol bolts ts jutting juttinng above his collar collar.. When he runs away away, y, Sparky Sparky cemetery takes rrefuge efuge in the pet ceme tery whence he was disinter red, and a turns disinterred, around ar ound thr three ee times bef before ore settling seettling under his tombstone. All this sounds witty y, but Fr witty, Frankenweenie ankenweenie is nnot an extr extremely emely funny movie, and iit’s t’s ffar ar too rrough ough ffor or young childr children. en.. The backward. mood is autumnal, looking ba ackward. (RvB)


metroactive.com metr oactive.com | sanjo sanjose.com ose.com | metr metrosiliconvalley.com osiliconvalley.coom | OOCTOBER C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30 2012

 10


metroactive MUSIC

J:8I<K8:K@:J :8I<K8:K@:J8^ff[?Xccfn\\ejfe^j\e[jZ_`ccjk_ifl^_k_\jg\Xb\ij%

A 13-song playlist for the fright night that doesn’t include Dfejk\iDXj_ By AARON CARNES AND

STEVE PALOPOLI

N

FK?@E>Zi\Xk\j k_\i`^_kdff[]fi ?Xccfn\\ec`b\X jgffbpjfe^#Ylkk_\ kiX[`k`feXc_fiifi_`kgXiX[\ ZXejkXikkf^iXk\X]k\ik_\ +#'''k_k`d\%=fik_fj\n_f _Xm\_X[`kn`k_ÇK_i`cc\iÈXe[ ^f[]fiY`[ ÇDfejk\iDXj_#È n\Êm\glkkf^\k_\iX]i\j_c`jk f]?Xccfn\\e$k_\d\[aXdj

HALLOWEEN—MISFITS: Just about any Misfits song will do, but as Glenn Danzig’s definitive artistic statement on the subject, this one earned its name. Its under-two-minute gutter-punk assault is so bruising it takes several listens just to get a handle on the lyrics—but as usual, the wait is rewarded.

MONSTER—KANYE WEST FEATURING JAY-Z AND NICKI MINAJ: One of the best songs on Kanye’s masterpiece My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, “Monster” is the American Psycho of music. The song messes with a different metaphor, comparing murder, mayhem and other assorted horrors to the music biz (rather than Wall Street), but the basic ideas have a lot in common. The controversial video really drives the point home, and if you ever wondered what it would look like if one of Nicki Minaj’s personas attacked another one, it’s a must see.

DEVIL TOWN—DANIEL JOHNSTON: From the reigning king of outsider music comes one of the most emotional and striking monster songs of all time. In under a minute, Johnston paints a vivid portrait of every goth’s dream hometown. ZOMBIE—E-40 FEATURING TECH N9NE, BROTHA LYNCH & KUNG FU VAMPIRE: With a catchy hook (“if you’re a zombie,

fiend”) courtesy monster, ghoul or fiend”) of San Jose’s Kung Fu Vampire, E-40 teams with Brotha Lynch—a horrorcore rapper long before the word existed— and Tech N9ne to spin morbid rhymes for the perfect zombie apocalypse. I AM A VAMPIRE—FUTURE BIBLE HEROES: If “I Am a Vampire” had been written in the ’80s, it would have been an alternative dance-club favorite. The song takes the perspective of the eternally young, chic vampire. Sure, you have to feed off of people and avoid the sunlight, but that’s a small price to pay for an eternity of being fabulous. GANGNAM STYLE—PSY: OK, we’re sort of joking, but everyone’s going to be doing the dance on Halloween this year and there will be more than a few bar-hopping Psy look-alikes. You might want to learn it. It’s not hard. SUPERSTITION—THE KILLS: From the moment the guitar kicks in on the Kills’ “Superstition,” it creates a sort of vague foreboding anxiety that the best horror movies conjure up in the first 20 minutes—before anything bad has happened yet. There is just something about the minimalist, dissonant sounds this duo conjures up that is just creepy.

What’s on your Halloween playlist? Email your song title with a short description to letters@metronews. com to be considered for our readers-picks playlist.

39 OCTOBER 24-30, 2012  s   metrosiliconvalley.com s   sanjose.com  s   metroactive.com

Scare Tracks

That, compounded with a repetitive song about superstition, creates a scary Halloween tune, where the beast that lurks in the shadows is fear. WHAT’S HE BUILDING IN THERE?—TOM WAITS: What is scarier than a reclusive next-door neighbor who’s receiving mysterious packages? Tom Waits channels the fun, spooky ambience of Disney’s Haunted Mansion, as he narrates a brief story of a suspicious man in the neighborhood. MIND’S PLAYIN’ TRICKS ON ME—GETO BOYS: Not just one of the best rap songs ever, it may also be the best ghost story ever set to a beat. The song weaves layers of guilt, violence and slipping sanity together to make you remember we don’t need paranormal activity to be haunted. I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE—ROKY ERICKSON AND THE ALIENS: Roky Erickson led the psychedelic rock band 13th Floor Elevators in the ’60s, but spent much of the next decade in a mental institution. When he returned to music, he started singing about aliens, Satan and monsters in an incredibly intense, emotional manner. While most of The Evil One is powerful, screaming acid rock, “I Walked With a Zombie” is a somber ballad, and by far the saddest, most emotional song on the album. THE MAN COMES AROUND—JOHNNY CASH: Now that this song has been used in a bunch of scary movies, TV shows and trailers (most notably the Dawn of the Dead remake), it’s been pretty much accepted as a modern horror classic of country music. Cash meant it as a serious hymn, and it almost makes religion cool. But isn’t it always like that with the Book of Revelations? BELA LUGOSI’S DEAD—BAUHAUS: The 2009 horror film The Collector was the second film to use this song almost in its entirety. It’s maybe the quintessential Halloween song by now—the weird guitar effects and insane lyric delivery by Peter Murphy make it timeless. THAT’S THAT—GROOVE GHOULIES: Lead singer Kepi Ghoulie is such a monster movie fanatic that, even on this 35-second love song, he can find no better words to express his feeling than comparing it to his favorite Halloween monsters, giving us the immortal line, “I need you like zombies need brains.”


metroactive.com metr oactive.com | sanjo sanjose.com ose.com | metr metrosiliconvalley.com osiliconvalley.coom | OOCTOBER C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30 2012

 10

1011 PACIFIC AVE. SANTA CRUZ 831-423-1336 Wednesday, October 24Â&#x2039;AGES 16+

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

!DV$RSs$RSPM3HOWPM Wednesday, Oct. 24Â&#x2039;In the AtriumÂ&#x2039;AGES 21+

THE

HONEY POT

also Hands That Kill!

plus Them Bones & Bootleggers $RSONLYs$RSPM3HOWPM

Thursday, October 25Â&#x2039;In the AtriumsAGES 18+

MOON CADILLAC plus The Trims ATTHE$RSONLYs$RSPM3HOWPM Friday, October 26Â&#x2039;AGES 16+

BROTHER ALI

plus Blank Tape Beloved also Homeboy Sandman

and DJ Sosa, The Reminders $RSsPMPM

Friday, October 26Â&#x2039;In the AtriumÂ&#x2039;AGES 21+

LOS SHAKAS DE LA BANDA

plus Banda

Puro Ayotitlan also DJ The Beat & DJ N9ne !DV$RSs$RSPM3HOWPM

Saturday, Oct. 27 AGES 16+

COLLIE BUDDZ & NEW KINGSTON

plus The Holdup also Los Rakas !DV$RSs$RSPM3HOWPM Saturday, October 27Â&#x2039;In the AtriumÂ&#x2039;AGES 18+

DROP BEAR plus Eliquate also Planet Booty

and Illgrim, Daddy

Long Legs $RSsPMPM

Tuesday, October 30Â&#x2039;In the AtriumÂ&#x2039;AGES 16+

HOPSIN: THE FUNK VOLUME TOUR plus Ft. Dizzy Wright also SwiZz and Jarren Benton DJ Hoppa !DV$RSs$RSPM3HOWPM

Oct 31 Groundation (Ages 16+) Nov 3 The Devil Makes Three (Ages 21+) Nov 5 GWAR/ Devildriver (Ages 16+) Nov 16 The Cataracs (Ages 16+) Nov 23 UFO/ Sometimes Jones (Ages 21+) Dec 8 Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Ages 21+)

Unless otherwise noted, all shows are dance shows with limited seating. Tickets subject to city tax & service charge by phone 877-435-9849 & online

www.catalystclub.com


metroactive MUSIC ANGELICA’S BISTRO Fri, 8:30pm: High Mileage Halloween Party. $12/$17. Redwood City.

ART BOUTIKI Sun, 6pm: Rock Hop Halloween featuring Picture Atlantic, April Chase, Hell & Lula, San Francesca. $10, $8 for costumed folks or with canned goods donation. San Jose

THE BLANK CLUB Wed, 9pm: Joe Demaree, Mister Loveless, Dave Miller (Talky Tina). Free. Fri, 9pm: Monkey, 880 South, Them Rude Boys. $5. San Jose.

BOSWELL’S Wed, 9:30pm: Jack Rip-Off. Thu, 10pm: Sexy Back. Fri, 9:30pm: Junkshaker. Sat, 9:30pm: 10 Til 2. Sun, 8:30pm: The Gents. Mon, 9:30pm: Kid Dynamite. Campbell.

NETO’S GRILL Fri, 8:30pm: Johnny Lima, Haunted by Heroes, Bad Boy Eddie. $15. Sat, 8:30pm: Rhythm District. $10. Santa Clara.

6pm: Wendy DeWitt Duo. Fri, 6pm: Laurie Morvan Band. Sat, 6pm: Halloween Costume Party with Rick Estrin & the Nightcats. Sun, noon: School of the Blues Student Jam. San Jose.

NINE LIVES Fri, 8pm: Points North, Big Wood. $10/$15. Sat, 8pm: Rivals’ Halloween featuring Rivals, Dimidium, the Devil Himself, Relapse. $10. Gilroy.

RODEO CLUB Fri, 7pm: Josh Thompson. $10/$15. San Jose.

SAN PEDRO SQUARE MARKET Fri, 7pm: Sylvia Cuenca Organ Trio. Free. San Jose.

TESSORA’S Fri, 8:30pm: Rich Kubec. Sat, 8:30pm: Halloween with Isis and the Cold Truth. Campbell.

SAN PEDRO SQUARE MARKET

C&W/Folk

Sat, 7pm: Daydream Nation, Vol.7, w/ the Hot Toddies, Oddly Even, Slime Girls. Free. San Jose.

MOUNTAIN CHARLEY’S

STREETLIGHT RECORDS Thu, 5pm: Monstaville Music’s Forever D.O.P.E. Tour 2012. Sat, 4pm: Claire on a Dare. San Jose.

WOODHAM’S LOUNGE

Wed: Country band. Los Gatos.

RED ROCK COFFEE Fri, 8pm: Esther’s Muse. Sat, 8pm: Bill Mallonee. Mtn View.

RODEO CLUB

Sat: Halloween party. Santa Clara.

Thu, 7pm: Heidi Newfield. $10$15. San Jose.

THE SADDLE RACK

Fri, 10pm: Dejenerates. Sat, 10pm: Cheeseballs. San Jose.

Jazz/Blues/ World

THE CARAVAN

AGENDA LOUNGE

BRIT ARMS ALMADEN

Fri, 8pm: Guano. San Jose.

Wed, 8pm: Salsa. Thu, 9pm: Banda, two parties on two levels. Sun: Reggae and hiphop. San Jose.

Wed, 9pm: Country Cowboys. Thu-Fri, 9pm & Sat, 10:15pm: Diablo Road. Sat, 7:15pm: Wild at Heart. Fremont.

Open Mic

ANGELICA’S BISTRO THE CATS Wed, 8pm: Out of the Blue. Thu, 9pm: Bombshell Bullys Band. Fri, 9pm: Aces Up Band. Sat, 9pm: Amanda Grey Band. Sun, 6pm: Joe Ferrara. Tue, 8pm: Johnny Fabulous. Los Gatos.

CLUB FOX Thu, 7:30pm: Haley & Michaels, Molly Swank. $10/$15. Fri, 7pm: The Houserockers. $12/$14. Redwood City.

Sat, 6:30pm: Atkinson, Kincheloe & Beynon. $12/$17. Sat, 8:30pm: Tribal Blues Band. $12/$17. Mon, 7pm: Jazz Jam. Redwood City.

AZÚCAR LATIN BAR Wed: Rock band. Thu: Latin fusion. Fri, 9pm: Bachata and rock en español. Sat, 9pm: Salsa. San Jose.

CAFFE FRASCATI

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

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

Karaoke

Fri, 8pm: Vic Moraga. Sat, 8pm: The Fintztones. San Jose.

JOHNNY V’S

FAIRMONT HOTEL

Thu, 9pm: Stone Creep. Fri, 9pm: Forever Dope Tour. $5. Sat, 9pm: Halloween Party. $5. San Jose.

Wed, 8pm: Octobop. In the Lobby Lounge. Free. San Jose.

J.J.’S BLUES CAFE

ALEX’S 49ER INN

MONTALVO ARTS CENTER

Wed: Suska. Thu: Jimmy Dewrance. Fri: Charles Ray Bohn and the Whiskey Poets. No cover. Sat, 5pm: Little John Chrisley. Sat, 9pm: Maxx Cabello Jr. $10. Sun: Raw. Mon: Desiree & Diamond 99. Tue: Liars Club, Blue J. San Jose.

Nightly, 9pm-2am: Karaoke. San Jose.

Wed, 7:30pm: Kayhan Kalhor and Behrouz Jamali. Thu, 7:30pm: John Mayall. Sun, 7:30pm: Jon Kimura Parker. Saratoga.

MOUNTAIN CHARLEY’S Fri-Sat: Live bands. Los Gatos.

POOR HOUSE BISTRO Wed, 6pm: Ron Thompson. Thu,

APPARITION Even second Thu: Gothic, industrial karaoke. Club Lido, San Jose.

44

41 OCTOBER 24-30, 2012  s   metrosiliconvalley.com s   sanjose.com  s   metroactive.com

Rock/Pop

More listings:

METROACTIVE.COM


metroactive.com  s   sanjose.com s   metrosiliconvalley.com s   OCTOBER 24-30, 2012

GVX]Za6[gV^b^

42

CONCERT

NFIB@E>FLKN`k_XkXjk\]fim`ekX^\jkpc\#DXp\i?Xnk_fie\ _XjY\Zfd\XZ\c\Yi`kp;An`k_jfe^ni`k`e^Z_fgj%

DXp\i?Xnk_fie\ “JUST AIN’T GONNA WORK OUT” was Mayer Hawthorne’s first foray into modern soul music. The red, heart-shaped 45 released on Stones Throw in 2008 caught fire in a year of forgettable singles, propelling Hawthorne’s career into the stratosphere. Four years later, he is revisiting his roots on Oct. 26 at the Pagoda Lounge. With its doo-wop touches, minimal sound and undeniable catchiness, the record instantly gripped fans of hip-hop and soul. It soon became a hard-to-get collectors’ item, and Mayer took off on world tours shortly after. With his thick-rimmed glasses, vintage suits and bow ties, the rapper-turned-DJ-turned-singer has pushed his success further than ever imagined.

Pagoda Lounge Friday, Oct. 26, 9pm

Mayer’s now a regular on the late-night TV circuit and plays huge international music festivals; he’s even collaborated on tracks with Snoop Dogg of all people—not too bad for an indie-rapper who almost retired when “underground rap” began losing steam in the early 2000s. Since then, he has worked with modern dance troupes like SebastiAn, while many of his songs have been used on major TV shows like Ugly Betty. Although he cites Curtis Mayfield and the late J Dilla as influences, he has also performed with more modern, commercial acts like Foster the People and Bruno Mars. His latest release, How Do You Do, showed more of a focus on funk and modern R&B than the Motown vibes that marked his first release. Mayer’s undeniably strong songwriting keeps him busy regardless of genre. Amid official albums, Internet-only releases and wild collaborations, Hawthorne sticks to his guns, too, making one-off DJ appearances to the surprise of many fans. His DJ chops aren’t bad either, as he’s played alongside turntable maestros like J. Rocc of the Beat Junkies. Though his career is in full stride, he seems to always return to basics. Everything will come full circle when Hawthorne returns to San Jose for a rare, live DJ set. After all, he has San Jose’s own Peanut Butter Wolf to thank for putting him on Stones Throw to begin with. His stop in San Jose also marks the two-year anniversary of the “Live at the Pagoda” series at the Fairmont Hotel, which has brought acclaimed acts like Adrian Younge and Toro y Moi to town.—David Ma


11 

OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012 | me metrosiliconvalley.com etrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose sanjose.com e.com | metr metroactive.com oactive.com

the Metro photo exhibit

featuring local photographers

Illustration by Chris Hack

South First Fridays @ 550 S First


44

More listings:

metroactive.com  s   sanjose.com s   metrosiliconvalley.com s   OCTOBER 24-30, 2012

metroactive MUSIC

Dance Clubs

41

METROACTIVE.COM CLUB ILLUSIONS Fri: Salsoween. Sat: Aboudi, Beirut Sensations. Palo Alto.

FAHRENHEIT Sat, 9pm: Annual Halloween Bash. $20. San Jose.

BLINKYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T SAY Fri, 9pm-1am: Danielle. Sat, 9pm-1am: Karaoke. Santa Clara.

AGENDA

LIQUID

Fri: Hot Halloween. Most Fri: Hip-hop, Top 40. San Jose.

Tue, 6pm: Bringing Back Sexy Halloween Party. $10. San Jose.

LOS GATOS BAR AND GRILL Thu: EDM. Fri: Beatz Boutique. Sat: Goldenchyld. Los Gatos.

BOGARTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LOUNGE Wed, Fri and Sun, 8pm-2am: Wildside Karaoke. Sunnyvale.

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

BRIT ARMS DOWNTOWN Wed, 9pm: August. Mon, 9pm: Comedy. San Jose.

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

AXIS NIGHTCLUB Fri, 9:30pm: Fright Nite. Sat: Halloween R.I.O.T. Santa Clara.

Thu: California. Fri: Kiss Me Truly, Kiss Me Death. Sat, 9pm: Monster Ball. San Jose.

OLD WAGON SALOON Sat, 10pm: Molkaheteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Halloween party. San Jose.

PLAYHOUSE Fri-Sat: DJs. Tue: Nightmare on Santa Clara St. San Jose.

PURE LOUNGE 408 Fri: Pure Bliss, Halloween edition. Sat: Pure Halloween Massiveâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;World of Pandaria. Sunnyvale.

THE GOOSETOWN LOUNGE

Wed. 10/31 8pm-2am Costume ContestĂ&#x160;UĂ&#x160;*Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;âiĂ&#x192;

Â&#x153;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x201C;iĂ&#x160; Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;*Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;âiĂ&#x192; fÂŁĂ&#x160;iÂ?Â?Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;-Â&#x2026;Â&#x153;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;fĂ&#x201C;Ă&#x160; Â&#x153;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;Â?iĂ&#x160; iiĂ&#x20AC; fĂ&#x17D;Ă&#x160; Ă&#x20AC;>vĂ&#x152;Ă&#x160; iiĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;f{Ă&#x160;>}iĂ&#x20AC;

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

BRIT ARMS ALMADEN

OFF THE HOOK

BRIT ARMS DOWNTOWN

Thu, 8pm: Karaoke. Campbell.

Thu, 10pm: DJ Dinero. San Jose. Thu: David Q. Fri: Radio Raheem. Sat: Ready Rock. San Jose.

STUDIO8 Thu: Halloween Party. Fri: Vamps and Tramps featuring Playboy DJ Sophia Lin. Sat: Halloween Hooker Ball. San Jose.

San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s City Guide

Thurs. 11/1 from 9pm

Live Music Party

A$AP ROCKY Harlem rapper named after Rakim still ďŹ&#x201A;oating on breakout single â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peso.â&#x20AC;? Oct 24 at the Fox Theater.

i>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;} DJ: DANCING COWBOY

PIL John Lydon and the reformed gang play in support of ďŹ rst new album in 20 years. Oct 25 at Regency Ballroom.

THE

GILBERTO GIL Brazilian legend and cofounder of TropicĂĄlia visits for a trip through history. Oct 25 at Paramount Theater.

... if you can!

408-377-5436

2942 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose 95124

6 SCREENS

BBQ Drink Specials

CONVERGE G@C Find more San Francisco events by subscribing to the email newsletter at www.sfstation.com.

Relentless hardcore innovators on victory lap for comeback album, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;All We Love We Leave Behind.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Oct 26 at Slimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.

YACHT Dance and costume marathon with Portlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unstoppable duo. Oct 27 at Mezzanine.


11 

OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012 | me metrosiliconvalley.com etrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose sanjose.com e.com | metr metroactive.com oactive.com


metroactive.com metr oactive.com | sanjo sanjose.com ose.com | metr metrosiliconvalley.com osiliconvalley.coom | OOCTOBER C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30 2012

 10


11 

OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012 | me metrosiliconvalley.com etrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose sanjose.com e.com | metr metroactive.com oactive.com

A LLT TERNA AT TIVE MEDICINE


metroactive.com metr oactive.com | sanjo sanjose.com se.com | metr metrosiliconvalley.com osiliconvalley.coom | OOCTOBER C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30 2012

 10

5g 1/8s $40 SELECTED STRAINS W/AD

4/03(%,&

Purple Urkle Sugar Jack Cherry Pie Kush

New patients get a FREE GIFT (with $20 donation)

A LLT TERNA AT TIVE MEDICINE

3%.)/2s6%4%2!.s345$%.4 $)3#/5.43

Pyramid Medicinal 90 E. Gish, Suite 20 San Jose 408-657-6753


11 

GR

Y

M

NO

RT

HC

TRADE ZONE

AP

ITA

BLVD

LA VE

M

W RD BROKA

DR

VE YA

PH

UR

M

RD HO

AY

CK

ST

LUNDY

AVE

CONCOURSE DR

DAILY: 10AM – 8PM

HARBORSIDE San Jose

2106 Ringwood Ave, San Jose, CA 95131 www.harborsidehealthcenter.com/metro

(408) 321-8424

A LLT TERNA AT TIVE MEDICINE

RINGWOOD AVE

PY

E EX

AGU ONT

KW

R

LP

TE

OAKLAND RD

AL

ET

EA TM

OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012 | me metrosiliconvalley.com etrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose sanjose.com e.com | metr metroactive.com oactive.com

open for wellness


A LLT TERNA AT TIVE MEDICINE metroactive.com metr oactive.com | sanjo sanjose.com se.com | metr metrosiliconvalley.com osiliconvalley.coom | OOCTOBER C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30 2012

 10


11 

OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012 | me metrosiliconvalley.com etrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose sanjose.com e.com | metr metroactive.com oactive.com

A LLT TERNA AT TIVE MEDICINE


metroactive.com metr oactive.com | sanjo sanjose.com se.com | metr metrosiliconvalley.com osiliconvalley.coom | OOCTOBER C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30 2012

 10

GRAND GRA AND O OPENING OPENIN NG SALE SALE AT AT 1324 N. 10th St. • San Jose, CA 95110 • 408-931-6464 13

FEATURE FEA ATURE T STRAIN STRA AIN AT AT $15/GRAM $15/GR RAM

BLUE DREAM & B M MORE $10/GRAM

6 Other YB B Locations s to Serve Y You ou o

A LLT TERNA AT TIVE MEDICINE

YB Amber Pearl 2129 S. 10TH ST. ST T. San Jose, CA 95112 (Off (Off T Tully ully Rd.) u

YB Saratoga 4211 4 Barrymore Barrymore Dr. Drr. S Jose, CA 95117 San (Off ( f Saratoga A (Of Ave.) v ve.)

Y Bascom YB 263 2630 30 Union A Ave. ve. San Jose, J CA 95124 (Unio (Union on & Bascom)

Become a friend frieend of Y Yerba eerba Buena on faceboo facebook ok and receive a free gift http://www.facebook.com/ybcollective http://www .faacebook.com/ybcollective

YB V Valley a allley Fair 325 S. Mo Monroe onroe St. San Jose, CA 95128 (Of (Offf Steve Stevens ens Cr Creek) eek)

YB Monterey Monte erey YB Blossom Hills s 3894 Monterey Monterey Rd. 4464 Pearl A Ave. ve. A 95111 San Jose, CA 9513 36 San Jose, CA 95136 (Monterey (Monterey & Cap Capital pital Exp.) (Of (Offf Branham A Ave.) ve e.)

1-888-539-8470 1-888-539--8470 Visit Us at Visit www.YBCollective.com ww ww.YBCollectiv ve.com

A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION O ORGANIZA AT TION OPERATING OPERA ATING T IIN N STRICT ACCORDANCE W/ CA A PROP 215 & SB 420 CA A HS HS.11362.5 S.11362.5 & HS1 HS11362.7 1362.7


11  OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012 | me metrosiliconvalley.com etrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose sanjose.com e.com | metr metroactive.com oactive.com

SSIIZZLING SIZ SIZZLING IZZZLING ZZL ZZ ZLILININNGG SSU ZLI SUMMER UUMMER UMMMMMMEEERR BARGA BBARGAINS BA BARG ARRG AR RGA GAAIININNSS GA 1,0 1,00 1,0 1,000 1,000s 00 0 00 0 0s in 0s in St S Stock! toc ock ock ck! k!

Glas Glass ss s 999 Pipes $ 9 Pipes Unbeatable Prices!!

7

VVaporizers apo ap aporizers por oriz riizze zers errs $

89 89

66IDEO!RCADEs"Uddy IDEO !RCADE s "Uddy Booths Boooths

A LLT TERNA AT TIVE MEDICINE

Open Daily 10am-Midnight

36 N. Saratoga AAve. ve. v at Stevens Creek, Santa Clara 4408路241路2177 0 8 路241路 217 7


A LLT TERNA AT TIVE MEDICINE metroactive.com metr oactive.com | sanjo sanjose.com se.com | metr metrosiliconvalley.com osiliconvalley.coom | OOCTOBER C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30 2012

 10


THE STRAIGHT DOPE

9p CE CECIL CIL ADAMS ADAMSS

CECIL CE CIL@METR METRONEWS.COM ONEWS.COM

Vampire, V ampir a e, eh? Man, I miss the good go ood old days, daayys, when all you you needed to go g alternativ alternativee was was a a nose ring and som some me ttattoos. aattttoos. The first thing to know is is,, blood blood isn isn’t n’’tt needed to spread spread most sexually seexual x lly transmit transmitted ttted diseases; the main rrequirement equirement is (duh) se sex. ex. xT Take ak ake her herpes. rpes. A According ccor o ding to the CDC, CDC, the different diff ffeeren nt strains are are spread spread to var varying ying degrees degrreees by by muc mucosal, osal, genit genital al or oral secretions, secretions, often during se sex ex or the buildup thereto. thereto. Since Sincce b accounts o vampires are are constantly constantly byy all accounts vampires get tting t it on, yyou’ll ou u’’ll be be put tting t yourself yo ou urself getting putting in the cr osshairs of all sorts sorts of microbes: micrrobes: crosshairs ssyphilis, yyphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, chlam mydia, HIV V and h titi B and hepatitis d C. C. So yes, yees, at first glance glancce vampirism m would app ear to be be a high-risk lifestyle. liffeesttyle y . appear Be eyond that, however, howeeverr, it ’s difficultt Beyond it’s to offer off ffeer much guidance guidancce owing to a lack of agreement agreement in the folklore fo olklore and a among mo dern authors about about ho ow modern how re thing works. works. Blood B od Blo the whole vampir vampire cconsumption onsumption o methods, for for o example, examp x ple, methods, range from from the traditional twin tw win punctur es in the jugular to tearingg the punctures victim i i apart apart like lik ke a wild ild do d g. dog. One gathers that ttypically yypiccaally the blood bllood and winds up in the is swallowed swallowed a vampir vampire’s re’s stomach. The stomach iss against one of the first lines of defense deffense e aga ainst ingested patho pathogens, gens, with its fierce fierce acidity aciditty killing most bacteria. Does Does a vampire vamp pire ha have ave stomach acid? The literature literaturre is However, given silent on this point. point. Howe everr, giv en n that vampir vampires’ rees’ ongoing vit vitality alitty is contingent contin ngent on blood blood intake, inttaak ke, they theey must ha have ave a di digestiv digestive ive process process off some kind, ki d dur d during ring the workings of which hostile bugs gs would lik likely keely get digested, too. too. But what if some slip through? thrro ough? That brings us to a larger larger question: question n: Is a vampire vampirre susc susceptible ceptible e to infection? inffeectio on? A review revie v w of the o overall verall mythology mytholo y gy of vampir vampires rees (f (for for o example, exxample, the Anne Ric R Ricee o oeuvre) eu uvvre) suggests that, for for o man many, ny, the th he ans answer swer w is no; vampir vampires rees ar are re sup supernatural ernaatural cr creatures eatures and don don’t n’t ’ obey obey the laws laaws w of o natur nature. e. L Longtime onggttime readers readers e will rrecognize eccognize this as the “he “he’s ’s Sup Superman” erman n” argument, argum ment, which has vvexed exed x yyour our ccolumnist olumnist in n the past. Instead, let let’s t’s b bee scientific scientific.. W We’ve e’ve known sinc sincee Bram Stok Stoker’s ker’ e s da day ay th that hat a vampir vampire’s re’s b body ody temp temperature eraturre is mu much uch lower than a normal human human’s n’s (ow (owing wing

to the b body’s being basically ody’s b eing ba asiccaally dead), and human diseases sur survive better vivve b ettter t under normal human cconditions. Wee also ondiitions. W know the b body isn’t subject ody isn n’’t su ubject to the usual pr processes decay oceesses of dec cay and cconstitutes onstitutes an eff effectively environment, ffeectively sterile en nvir v ronment, onment o inhospitable germs. For inhospitable to germs s. F or eexample, xample x , in the Buffy Buff ffyy the Vampire Vampir a re Slayer series, series, 17th-century prostitute Darla, a 17thcentur e y pr p ostitute dying of syphilis, syyphilis, has her illnesss go dormant after she’s vampire, she’s turned into a vam mpirre, only to see it rreturn upon being eturn with a vvengeance eengeeance up on b eing unvamped. un nvamp v ed. Another p point oint to cconsider onsider is that sinc sincee a vampir vampire re isn isn’t n’’t technic technically ally alive, alive, its ccells ells pr presumably don’t n’’t divide divide.. esumaably don That means a virus ccan’t aan n’’t hijack the ccell ell e reproduction reproduction d ti cy cycle cle l an and nd d spr spread. read. ed At source says vampires At least one sour ce sa ayys vampir rees can caan get sick. In Charla Charlaine aine Harris’ So Sookie okie Stackhouse novels, vampires aree at risk Sttaackhouse no vels, vam mpires ar of ccontracting ontracting “Sino “Sino-AIDS, -AIDS A ,” a fictional malady that ccan incapacitate aan inc ap pacitate or kill them. For For the TV adaptation, adaaptation, True Trrue Blood, Blood, the scriptwriters scripttw writerss evidently evvidently felt feelt that a Chinese strain of o AIDS made a less-than-ideal plot device deevvice and replaced replacced e it with hepatitis D, D, an actual acctual virus that for fo or purposes purposes off the h show h is i harmless h l to its i human carriers caarriers but lays laayys vampires vampires low. low w. The keen keeen observer observer will willl recognize reccognize this for fo or what it is: the kryptonite kryp ptonite gambit, another shameless borrowing borr o owing from frro om Superman. Superman. I ignored ignored the t last one, one, and I’ll ignore ignore this one too. too. Perhaps Perhaps you yo ou don’t don n’’t care care about about storybook You storybook vampires, vampirres e , though. t Yo ou want want a to be be a real real (that is, is, fake) fak ke) e vampire, vampire, namely one of those übergoth ü errggoth üb wannabes wannab a bes haunting h i high hi h school h scho h oll halls h ll and shopping malls. malls. Practitioners P of bloodplay, bloodplaay, or drinking drink king blood, blood, can can definitely catch caatch diseases, diseasees, and aficionados advise regular regular blood blood testing, t testing , monogamy monogam my and avoidance avo oidancce of risky risk ky pre-dining prre-dining activities such as, as, believe belieeve it or not, tooth tooth brushing or flossing, flossingg, since siince these may maay cause caause abrasions through througgh which a bloodbloodborne borne pathogen pathogen may maay invade. in nvade v . So which is it, vampire vamp pire or pirate? Either way way you you get to wear flashy flash hy clothes, clothes, talk talk with a funny fun nn ny accent accent e and make mak ke women swoon. sw woon. My suggestion? Do both—be both—be a bloodsucking bloodsucking d pirate. pirate. Granted, Johnny Johnn ny Depp p has the Hollywood Hollywood end of this thiis sewn sewn up. up. But you yo ou can can always alw wayys get geet a job at an investment in nvestment bank.

OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012 | metr metrosiliconvalley.com osiliconvalley.com | sanjose.com | metr metroactive.com oactivve.com

@e\\[kfbefnÆXi\mXdg`i\jjl @e\\[kfbefnÆXi\mXdg`i\jjljZ\gk`Yc\kfYcff[$Yfie\[`j\Xj\j6<jg\Z`XccpJK;j ljZ\gk`Yc\kf Ycff[$Yfie\[`j\Xj\jj6<jg\Z`XccpJK;j jlZ_Xj8@;Jfi_\ig\j6@ÊdZfej`[\i`e^XkiXej`k`fe`ec`]\jkpc\Xe[_Xm\eXiifn\[ jlZ_ Xj 8@@;J fi _\ig\j6@Êd Zfej``[\i`e^X kiXej`k`fe `e c`]\jkpc\Xe e[ _Xm\ eXiifn\[ `k[fnekfmXdg`i\fig`iXk\%Jfn`ccdpgf`jfeY\Ycff[fiild6Æ;Xe`\cCXeZXjk\i `k [fne kf mXdg`i\fi g`iXk\%Jf n`cc n dpgf`jfeY\ Ycff[ fi ild6Æ Æ;Xe`\c CXeZXjk\i

515 155 11


metroactive.com | sanjose.com | metrosiliconvalley.com | OCTOBER 24-30, 2012

56 10

Phone Entertainment HOT GAY & Bi GUYS!!!

Leggy Cougar Over 40

982 S. De Anza Blvd., San Jose. 408-777-8088

Bambi Loves cream, fetish & Dominating You! Busty 38D-24-36 leggy blonde. Incall. 408-605-3465

Beautiful Girl

Hot Busty Blonde!

Send Messages FREE! 408-514-1111 Or 650-223-0505 Use FREE code 5989! 18+

Sexy, busty blonde! No rush, no games. In/ outcall. 650-669-3044, Paris

ALL KINDS OF SINGLES!

TV/TS

Listen to ads & Reply FREE! 408-514-1111, Use FREE Code 5990, 18+

Find Love Locally on Lavalife!

Beautiful Shemale Enjoy a sensual massage with a exotic, sexy, Latina T-girl. S.J./Campbell. Se hable Espanol. 510-396-7856, Vicky

Enjoy a full body massage by Chinese girl. Saratoga & San Tomas Expwy. 408-981-8890, Sophia

Cheapest Massage! $60, no discount. Busty Asian Tracy, 40-28-40. Capitol Expressway & Snell Ave. In/outcall. 408-449-2779

Petite & Playful 5’6”, 125 lbs, curly hair, pretty eyes & a big smile. Round back pockets! 408-767-5663, Diana

Instant LIVE phone connections with Local women & men! Try it FREE 18+ 408-777-2800 1-877-800-5282

Gorgeous Lady

Call HOT, Sexy Singles on Night Exchange!

i-Beauty Spa!

Sexy Latina

Asian Lady

Nice place, clean, private, body relaxing with a soft handed touch. 408-613-6831

Best massage in town! Many attractive masseuses. 1922 O’Toole Way, San Jose. 10AM10PM. 408-726-8788

LIVE Local Chat! Try us FREE! 18+ 408-777-2999 1-877-839-1110

Playful 23 yrs. old brunette. Sweet & petite with 36C all natural. 110 lbs. In call Sunnyvale. 650-669-2105, Lana

Sexy TS, New in Town!

Awaits you an exciting massage in N. San Jose. 408-545-8189

Melt your stress away by calling Hot, TS Kim, 5’5”, petite & friendly. San Jose, No rush, No games. 209-818-5380

Grand Opening! Sage Spa Enjoy a Great full body massage & weight loss at our New location. West S.J. 408-246-1388

*Total Relaxation Attractive Caucasian woman. Safe & discreet. Indoor Hot tubbing and massage. Reasonable cost. 408-483-4138, Annie

Pure Harmony Enjoy a relaxing massage. Private room & shower. Mention this Metro ad & get a $10 discount! West S.J. 408-866-8899

Beauty Asian Massage Enjoy a wonderful massage by a sexy Asian lady. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. 101, Montoque & 880 408-830-4970

Grand Opening! Bella Aroma Spa Best massage with Great Aroma therapy. Facial Relaxation. 1765 Scott Blvd. #105, cross street El Camino Real. Santa Clara, 95050. 408-241-8900

Awaits you for an exciting massage in Cupertino & Santa Clara. 408-794-5834

Fetish

Unique Massage!

Pro. Domme is now accepting new subs. Specializing in Prostate massage, done the Right way! Must be Respectful, Mature, Obedient & Generous. Married is a Plus! 408-931-6486

Lite Powder touch & Swedish massage for Mature older single/ married men, ages 40-80. www.healerwoman8.com 408-931-6486, Laurie

Asian Princess

Waiting to serve you with an incredible massage in Sunnyvale. 408-509-9796

Miscellaneous

GAY-BI Meet singles in-person in our 63-screen arcade Adult World, where singles meet. 3435 East El Camino Real in Santa Clara, near Lawrence Expwy., next to carwash. Adult Massage

Beautiful Girls Free haircut with massage. Open 7 days. 5520 Monterey Rd. S.J., CA. 95138. 408-629-4136

Relaxing & Soothing Full Body Massage. Private rooms & showers.

Susan’s Massage

Vanessa Curvy, sexy & playful. 25 yrs old Latina with 38C all natural. Incall in San Jose. Se habla Espanol. 408-661-0247

Gorgeous Senorita! Petite, playful & curvy. 5’3”, 36-C, 130lbs., long hair, nice smile. Se habla Espanol. 408-599-6452, Dulce

Excellent massage service by a beautiful Chinese lady. 408-722-2603

Asian Sweety

Kinky Dominatrix

Adult Entertainment

Beautiful Girl

408.509.8798 Landess & Piedmont

ADVICE GODDESS

9p AMY ALKON

8[m`Z\8dp78FC%Zfd

Pflnifk\#ÇD\e#\jg\Z`Xccp#Xi\Zfdg\cc\[kf[`kZ_n_XkÊjZ_Xj`e^k_\dXe[ Z_Xj\n_XkÊjkip`e^kf[`kZ_k_\d%È@kj\\djpflÊi\X[m`j`e^k_Xkk_\j`dgc\ [\j`i\kfcfm\XdXedljkY\XggifXZ_\[n`k_flkXlk_\ek`Z`kpXe[g\ijfeXc `ek\^i`kp%DljkXnfdXei\XccpjZ_\d\kf^\kXdXe#lj`e^XgX`e]lccp ZfejZ`fljjkiXk\^pYXj\[fed\eÊjgjpZ_fcf^`ZXcdXb\lg#Xe[nX`kXe[nX`k c`b\:`e[\i\ccXlek`c_\i\XZ_\jflkkf_\i6ÆKilk_$K\cc\i For a woman of character, honesty is the best policy—except when judicious honesty is a better policy, like on the second date, when you refrain from telling a guy that you and he should pick out sideby-side burial plots: “The moment I saw you, I just knew I wanted to decompose next to you!” You think of employing restraint as “scheming.” Um, scheming is talking a guy into a $10 million insurance policy and then sending him skydiving with a busted parachute. The notion that it’s morally bankrupt to refrain from chasing a man is an idea out of some future gender-neutral utopia where everyone wears Star Trek uniforms, eats single little cubes of lunch and grows babies in a Mason jar in their front room. As I’ve written before, any sexual encounter had a hefty potential cost for a woman during the Stone Age—a particularly crappy time to be a single mother. Because of this, women evolved to be choosier about partners, and men coevolved to expect that of them. Times have changed, but our psychology really hasn’t. So, when a woman throws herself at a man like a big flopping flounder, he’s likely to

duck—suspecting that she probably isn’t worth having if she’s so easy to get. This is unfortunate, but whining endlessly about it is an ineffective strategy for getting what you want. What you’re really arguing for is, “Why shouldn’t I be able to throw all self-discipline out the window and have the man I want drop down my chimney like Santa?” In a similar vein, I often wonder why I’ve been unable to become incredibly wealthy by napping. (Welcome to real life. Please visit often in the future.) The answer is neither throwing yourself at a man nor waiting for him to notice that you dropped your glass slipper. You flirt to indicate that you’d be interested in going out with him, if only he’d ask. Flirting takes patience and self-control, but it’s playful and fun. Kind of like tag. You run a little, and if all goes well, the guy chases you. Men just love to chase things—women, animals, purse snatchers. In the United Kingdom, they even have a tradition of chasing a big wheel of cheese down a hill. Wait—don’t get ideas. You will need to flip your hair and make eye contact and teasing remarks. You can’t just throw yourself down a grassy incline.

K_Xebjkfi\Z\ekd\[`ZXc`jjl\j#dp_ljYXe[f]('p\XijZXeefcfe^\i^\kXe \i\Zk`fe#Xe[flij\oc`]\_Xj[i`\[lg%J`kk`e^fek_\ZflZ_nXkZ_`e^k_\=ff[ E\knfib`j#ef[flYk#XdXim\cfljnXpkfjg\e[Xe\m\e`e^2`kÊjaljkk_Xkn\ k_fl^_kk_fj\b`e[jf]\m\e`e^jn\i\XY`k]lik_\i[fnek_\ifX[]filj%Ef f]]\ej\#Ylkni`k`e^pflk_`j_XjY\\ek_\dfjkifdXek`Zk_`e^n\Êm\[fe\Xj XZflgc\`ehl`k\jfd\k`d\%?\cgÆGi\dXkli\cpFc[ So, his penis refuses to stand up anymore: “Is that a piece of lasagna in your pocket …?” As devastating as this may seem, it’s no reason to have a funeral for your entire sex life. (If your stove broke, would you stop eating?) Chances are, your retirement from sex has less to do with recent penile developments than believing that the only “real” sex is the hot dog into the Lincoln Tunnel variety. Sex therapist Dr. Marty Klein points out in Sexual Intelligence that many people make the mistake of defining what sex is by how their bodies work at 18 or 25, and then, ridiculously, cling to that vision

into their 30s, 40s and beyond, when they have far different bodies. Because physical intimacy is pretty essential for maintaining emotional intimacy, thinking this way can be relationship-wrecking. Turn off the TV and start making out and doing the kajillion sex things that don’t require perfectly functioning hydraulics. Watching Paula Deen re-enact Last Tango in Paris with a pork chop has its merits, but exploring Klein’s advice—that “there isn’t any part of your body that can’t be erotically charged”—should prove far sexier and a lot less likely to give you diabetes.

Ÿ)'((#8dp8cbfe#Xcci`^_kji\j\im\[%>fkXgifYc\d6Ni`k\8dp8cbfe# ,,'J%=`ijkJk%#JXeAfj\#:80,((*#fi\dX`cX[m`Z\Xdp7Xfc%Zfd%


Chinese girl wants to give you a satisfying, sensual massage to help relax all your muscles. Private location. 408-661-7200

Grand Opening! Nhu’s Beauty Spa Enjoy a nice hot stone full body massage, facials, waxing or Hair cut. Open 7 days. 408-291-0142

Country Hill Day Spa

Grand opening! Best in relaxation, hot tub, steam shower. 12201 #B Saratoga-Sunnyvale Road. 408-865-1559, Hiring

408.342.4129 More local numbers: 1.800.777.8000 / 18+ Ahora en Español / www.interactivemale.com

Curious about men?

San Jose

(408 408 08) 514.1111 51 51 14. 14 4.1 11 1 111 11 Palo Alto

(6 (65 (650) 650 650 0) 223.0505 0) 223 22 23 3.0505 3 3.0 ..05 0505 050 05 05

TRY FOR FREE

408.380.1600

FREE to listen and reply to ads!

Discreet Talk

18+ www.discreetguychat.com

FREE CODE: Metro San Jose For other local numbers call:

1-888-MegaMates

TM

24/7 Friendly Customer Care 1-888-634-2628 18+ ©2012 PC LLC 2368

TRY

TODAY www.GuySpy.com

OCTOBER 24-30, 2012 | metrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose.com | metroactive.com

11 get on 57 to get off

China Is Here!


metroactive.com | sanjose.com | metrosiliconvalley.com | OCTOBER 24-30, 2012

10 58

classifieds PLACING AN AD BY PHONE

BY FAX

BY MAIL

IN PERSON

EMAIL

DEADLINES

Call the Classified department at 408.298.8000 Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm

Fax your ad to the Classified Department at 408.271.3520

Mail to: Metro Classified 550 S. First St. San Jose, CA

Visit our offices Monday through Friday, 9am–5pm

classifieds@metronews.com Please include your Visa, MC, Discover or AmEx number and expiration date for payment.

For copy, playment, space reservation or cancellaion: Display ads: Thursday 3pm, Line ads: Friday 3pm

EMPLOYMENT Analytical Strategist “Credit Card Services, Inc. DBA Bankcard Services seeks an Analytical Strategist in Sunnyvale, CA. Send resume to 21281 S. Western Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501. Visit http://www.e-bankcard.com for details.”

Associate Director (Cupertino, CA) Manage day-to-day operations of research lab; provide tech. guidance & directions for projects; work on dvlpmt of new business models, & compile business planning & fin’l forecasts. Bach’s in Electrical Engg, Comp Sci or Comp Engg followed by 8 yrs progressive exp. in specialty field. Must have exp. in sr. mgmt position, managing large technical teams on int’l projects. Dom & Int’l travel reqd on quarterly basis. Resumes to Panasonic Corporation of North America, 1 Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094, Attn: A. Bell (3C-4), RT.

Systems Analysts: Conduct Scope definition; Req’mt Analysis; Use Case Design & Decision analysis; Perform bus. analysis to improve/enhance operational aspects;

Programmer Analysts: Devlp., create, & modify computer apps. sftwr., systems sftwr., embedded sftwr. or specialized utility programs; Analyze user needs & develop sftwr. solutions; Travel/reloc. to various unanticipated client sites across USA req’d. Min. educ., exp., & tech. req’mts apply. For complete details and to apply, please mail resumes to HR Mgr., Crystalfish, Inc., 3140 De La Cruz Dr., Ste.200, Santa Clara, CA 95054. EOE.

Engineer NeoPhotonics Corp. seeks Process Engineer to develop and optimize various optoelectronic device fabrication including DFB and ridge waveguide lasers. Resume to worksite at 40919 Encyclopedia Circle, Fremont, CA 94538

$$$HELP WANTED$$$ Extra Income! Assembling CD cases from Home! No Experience Necessary! Call our Live Operators Now! 1-800-405-7619 EXT 2450 www.easyworkjobs.com (AAN CAN)

Security/Bouncers Needed wanted 5 nights a week 9pm-2am. Apply mornings only. Alex’s 49er

Lounge 2214 Business Circle, San Jose. 408/279-9737

Technology Netflix, Inc. has the following job opportunities available in Los Gatos, CA: SDK Support Engineer (LG01CVE) – Utilize technical knowledge of multimedia CE devices to develop a deep understanding of the Netflix streaming platform. Submit resume by mail to: Netflix Inc., Attn: HR Staffing Operations, 100 Winchester Circle, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Must reference job title and job code.

SanDisk Corp. seeks Engineering Program Manager in Milpitas CA. Responsible for planning & directing cross-functional project for Memory Tech. Dep. Req.: MS in EE + 2yrs exp. Mail resume to HR Representative, SanDisk Corp. 601 McCarthy Blvd., CA 95035. Must reference job code 10790BR to be considered.

HP Enterprise Services, LLC is accepting resumes for Technology Consultant in Mountain View, CA (Ref. #ESMVTC41). Provide technology consulting to customers

and internal project teams. Provide technical support and/or leadership in creation and delivery of technology solutions designed to meet customers’ business needs and, consequently, for understanding customers’ businesses. Mail resume to HP Enterprise Services, LLC, 5400 Legacy Drive, MS H1-6F-61, Plano, TX 75024. Resume must include Ref. #, full name, email address & mailing address. No phone calls please. Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship. EOE.

HP Enterprise Services, LLC is accepting resumes for Technology Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA (Ref. #TESSUNTC11). Provide technology consulting to customers and internal project teams. Provide technical support and/or leadership in creation and delivery of technology solutions designed to meet customers’ business needs and, consequently, for understanding customers’ businesses. Telecommuting permitted. Mail


Conveniently located downtown in a professional setting. We record all genres, voice overs, commercials etc. offering production, mixing, and mastering also. 518.496.5703

Karaoke DJ

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE

wanted 9pm-1:30am. Must have equipment. Apply mornings only. Alex’s 49er Lounge 2214 Business Circle, San Jose. 408/279-9737

from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 800-481-9472 www.CenturaOnline.com

FAMILY SERVICES Earn $7,000 as Egg Donor

Food Drinks Jobs

Candidates for egg donation must be female, healthy, drug free, age 21-28, non-smoking, reliable, and able to attend up to 10 appointments in San Jose. Fertility Physicians of Northern California. 800.597.2234 www.fpnc.com

CLASSES

AIRLINE CAREERS – Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified – Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-492-3059

MUSIC Jobs for the Food and Drink Industry Find the best quality restaurant and hotel jobs in the Bay Area. Free for job seekers.

PoachedJobs.com

ThugWorldRecords.com Thug World Records explosive label with major features lil Wayne g-unit E-40 free downloads mp3s Ringtones looking for talented artist rappers singers female models call and log on thugworldrecords.com 408-561-5458 ask for gp

RECORDING STUDIO

www.japantownsanjose.org & www.jtown.org

11 59 OCTOBER 24-30, 2012 | metrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose.com | metroactive.com

resume to HP Enterprise Services, LLC, 5400 Legacy Drive, MS H1-6F-61, Plano, TX 75024. Resume must include Ref. #, full name, email address & mailing address. No phone calls please. Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship. EOE.


metroactive.com | sanjose.com | metrosiliconvalley.com | OCTOBER 24-30, 2012

10 60

real estate SALES CASA LOMA 22+ acres. Quiet, Remote and Tranquil. Approx. 8 miles from McKean Road with private, easy access road. Year round creek. Beautiful mountain views. Existing structure Not currently livable. Has existing complete foundation, plumbed. Need permits to continue building. Owner financing available. Offered at $285,000. Shown by apt. only. Broker will help show. Call Debbie @ Donner Land & Homes, Inc. [ tel:408-395-5754 ]408-395-5754 www. donnerland.com

REDWOOD LODGE ROAD Approx. 4 acres located in Los Gatos Mountains with Beautiful views and all day sun. Redwood Trees proudly stand tall and are gathered in various areas around the property. Power at the street. Fenced. Well required. Owner financing avail. Offered at $159,000. Shown by appt. only. Broker will help show. Call Debbie @ Donner Land & Homes, Inc. [ tel:408-395-5754 ]408395-5754 www.donnerland.com

CREEK FRONT SETTING Beautiful creek front setting with a pretty meadow. Sunny, happy place to garden. Bit of a rough road getting there and off the grid. Shown by appointment only. Broker will help show. Offered at $157,000. Call Debbie @ Donner Land & Homes, Inc. 408395-5754 www.donnerland.com

GARDEN DELIGHT WITH AN OCEAN VIEW Permits approved for 2,500 SF house & workshop. Create your dream home in a good neighborhood! Peacefully private, pretty Meadow-like setting. Potential horse property. Good well

with solar pump. Close to Aptos Village. Good Access, Easy terrain. Power at street. Private: Locked gate. Shown by appointment only. Broker will help show. Offered at $396,000. Call Debbie @ Donner Land & Homes, Inc. 408-3955754 www.donnerland.com

RIDGE TOP LOG CABIN Owner Financing on this Fully Permitted, Log House on 40 Acres. Private, Sunny & Secluded. Back-up propane generator, propane heat & hot water, well w/electric pump & working windmill pump. Internet service available. Completely off the grid. Offered at $595,000. Shown by appointment only. Broker will help show. Call Debbie @ Donner Land & Homes, Inc. 408-395-5754 408-3955754 www.donnerland.com

ENGINEERING DESIGN / BUILD Additions, Foundations, Retaining Walls, Structural Decks & Seismic Retrofit, Concrete Drive Way 408-446-0600. Safe Engineering


LEGAL & PUBLIC

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #570873 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Almaden Auto Service, 1660 Almaden Expressway, Unit C, San Jose, CA, 95125, Lorens s. Ebrahimi, 996 Almaden Lake Dr., Apt 207, 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/Lorens S. Ebrahimi This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/19/2012. (pub Metro 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14/2012)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #569999 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Silverscypress, 2. Silvercypress, 5349 Hansell Dr., San Jose, CA, 95123, Leo Poon. This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on Sept 2011. /s/Leo Poon. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/26/2012. (pub Metro 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14/2012)

is (are) doing business as: Sempre Avanti, 1240 Permata Ct., San Jose, CA, 95116, Terry Vargas. This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Antonio Fernandez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/04/2012. (pub Metro 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07/2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #569771 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as:1. Aire Apartments, 2. Aire, 199 River Oaks, San Jose, CA, 95134, 199 River Oaks San Jose, LLC, 2 Henry Adams Street, Suite 450, San Francisco, CA, 94103. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Above entity was formed in the state of California. Registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Bill R. Poland Managing Member #201209710162. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/19/2012. (pub Metro 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07/2012)

/s/Quyen Vu Manager #201225610284 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/01/2012. (pub Metro 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07/2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #570252 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: FGL Express, 338 Los Encinos, San Jose, CA, 95134, Francisco Garcia. This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant has not yet began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Francisco Garcia. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/03/2012. (pub Metro 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31/2012)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #570281 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Dandavati Law Group, 1029 W. Taylor Street, San Jose, CA, 95126, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Annie Dandavati, 2198 NAME STATEMENT Bentley Ridge Dr., San #569674 Jose, CA, 95138. This The following person(s) business is conducted by is (are) doing business a individual. Registrant as: Capital Law Offices, began transacting 1262 East Hamilton Ave., business under the #F, Campbell, CA, 95008, fictitious business Denise M. Zingale, 2419 name or names listed Cherry Hills Dr., Discovery herein on 8/1/2012. /s/ Bay, CA, 94505. This Annie Dandavati. This business is conducted by statement was filed FICTITIOUS BUSINESS a individual. Registrant with the County Clerk of NAME STATEMENT began transacting Santa Clara County on business under the #570375 10/03/2012. (pub Metro fictitious business name The following person(s) is 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, or names listed herein on (are) doing business as: 10/31/2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 9/17/2012. Gilda Hair Salon, 337 S. NAME STATEMENT /s/Denise Zingale Monroe St., San Jose, CA, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS #570863 This statement was filed 95128, Gilda Geragosian, NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is with the County Clerk of 599 Calpella Dr., San #570121 (are) doing business as: Santa Clara County on Jose, CA, 95136. This The following person(s) Metalcraft Refinishing & 9/17/2012. (pub Metro business is conducted by is (are) doing business Restoration, 2055 Alum 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, a individual. as: MFones Consulting, Rock Ave., San Jose, CA, 11/07/2012) Registrant began 760 N. 7th St., #4203, 95148, Tony Espinoza, transacting business San Jose, CA, 95112, 3569 Ruechene Dr., San FICTITIOUS BUSINESS under the fictitious Marsha Fones. This Jose, CA, 95148. This NAME STATEMENT business name or names business is conducted by business is conducted by #570673 listed herein. a individual. Registrant a individual. Registrant The following person(s) is /s/Gilda Geragosian began transacting has not yet begun This statement was filed (are) doing business as: A business under the transacting business Celtic Craftsman Builders, with the County Clerk of fictitious business name under the fictitious Santa Clara County on 2815 Lexford Ave., San or names listed herein in business name or names Jose, CA, 95124, Stephen 10/05/2012. (pub Metro 2000. /s/Marsha Fones. listed herein. 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, A. McBain. This statement was filed /s/Tony Espinoza. This 11/07/2012) This business is with the County Clerk of statement was filed conducted by a Santa Clara County on with the County Clerk of FICTITIOUS BUSINESS individual. Registrant 9/28/2012. (pub Metro Santa Clara County on NAME STATEMENT began transacting 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/19/2012. (pub Metro business under the #570185 10/31/2012) 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, fictitious business name The following person(s) is 11/14/2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS or names listed herein on (are) doing business as: NAME STATEMENT 9/07/2007. 1. Galabay, 2. Galabay. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS /s/Stephen A. McBain com, 1815 Monterey #569785 NAME STATEMENT This statement was filed Hwy., San Jose, CA 95112, The following person(s) #570319 with the County Clerk of JB Furnishing LLC. This is (are) doing business The following person(s) Santa Clara County on business is conducted as: @universtiy cafe, is (are) doing business 10/15/2012. (pub Metro by a Limited Liability 457 E. San Carlos St., as: Stevens Creek Family 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, Company. Above entity San Jose, CA, 95112, Chiropractic. 2858 11/14/2012) was formed in the state Monther Haddad, 15985 Stevens Creek Blvd., of California. Registrant Sunnyside Ave., Morgan Suite 208, San Jose, CA, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS has not yet begun Hill, CA, 95037. This 95128, Chang Heo, 80 NAME STATEMENT transacting business business is conducted by Descanso Dr., #1214, San #570327 under the fictitious a individual. Registrant Jose, CA, 95134. business name or names has not yet begun The following person(s) This business is listed herein.

transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Monther Haddad. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/20/2012. (pub Metro 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31/2012)

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Sahara Nails, 319 South Monroe St., San Jose, CA, 95128, Nguyen Trang, 2180 Rose Arbor Ct., San Jose, CA, 95133. This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Nguyen Trang. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/05/2012. (pub Metro 10/03, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24/2012)

/s/Leilani Brigaudit This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 8/31/2012. (pub Metro 9/26, 10/03, 10/10, 10/17/2012)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #569589 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS The following person(s) NAME STATEMENT is (are) doing business #570096 as: B&J Automotive The following person(s) Repair, 300 Railway is (are) doing business Ave, C-1, Campbell, CA, as: Haute State Of Mind, 95008, Mark Wagenhals, 1227 Fleming Ave., San 3125 Albemar Ct., San Joe, CA, 95127, Stephanie Jose, CA, 95148, Tosef Loftus. This business Diggelmann, 362 Los is conducted by a Encinos, San Jose, CA, individual. Registrant has FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 95134. This business is not yet begun transacting NAME STATEMENT conducted by a general business under the #570131 partnership. Registrant fictitious business name The following person(s) began transacting or names listed herein. is (are) doing business business under the /s/Stephanie Loftus as: Hollywood Cosmetif fictitious business This statement was filed Salon and Healthcare, name or names listed with the County Clerk of 979 Story Road., STe herein on Sept 04. /s/ Santa Clara County on 7093, Hollywood Mark Wagenhals. This 9/28/2012. (pub Metro Cosmetif Inc., This statement was filed 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, business is conducted by with the County Clerk of 10/31/2012) a Corporation. The state Santa Clara County on of Corporation: California. 9/14/2012. (pub Metro FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Registrant not yet begun 10/03, 10/10, 10/17, NAME STATEMENT transacting business 10/24/2012) under the fictitious #570154 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS business name or names The following person(s) listed herein. /s/Tony C. NAME STATEMENT is (are) doing business as: Premium Cutz, 785 S. Nguyen President #569322 #3316640 1st Street, San Jose, CA, The following person(s) is This statement was filed 95110, Efren Hernandez, (are) doing business as: J 495 N. San Pedro St., San with the County Clerk & N Electric, 2257 S. King of Santa Clara County Jose, CA, 95110. Rd., San Jose, CA, 95122, on 9/28/2012. (pub This business is Jenny Nguyen. Metro 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, conducted by a This business is 10/24/2012) individual. Registrant conducted by a began transacting individual. Registrant FICTITIOUS BUSINESS business under the began transacting NAME STATEMENT fictitious business name business under the or names listed herein on #569087 fictitious business name 9/12/2008. The following person(s) is or names listed herein on /s/Efren Hernandez (are) doing business as: 9/7/12. /s/Jenny Nguyen This statement was filed Access In-House Care, 65 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Rio Bobles East #1105, with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on Leilani Brigaudit. Santa Clara County on 10/01/2012. (pub Metro This business is 9/07/2012. (pub Metro 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, conducted by a 10/03, 10/10, 10/17, 10/31/2012) individual. Registrant has 10/24/2012) not yet begun transacting FICTITIOUS BUSINESS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS business under the NAME STATEMENT NAME STATEMENT fictitious business name or names listed herein. #569220 #569807

CUBESOULS

9pAf_eIXjdljj\e

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 business name or names listed herein. /s/Peggy Florence This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/21/2012. (pub Metro 10/03, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24/2012)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #569862 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Arteagas Food Center (Willow), 204 Willow St., San Jose, CA, 95110, Arteagas Stores, 1003 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, CA, 95125. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Above entity was formed in the state of California Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Gerardo Lopez Secretary #3265789 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/24/2012. (pub Metro 10/03, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24/2012) PUBLIC NOTICE REDEMPTION OF ALL GARDEN CITY CASINO CHIPS $1000, $500, $100, $20, $10, $5, $3, $2, $1, $.50 and $.25 chips can be redeemed at the casino cage from August 7, 2012 through February 7, 2013 - 24 hours per day. Redeem Chips at: Casino M8trix 1887 Matrix Blvd. San Jose, CA 95110

11 61 OCTOBER 24-30, 2012 | metrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose.com | metroactive.com

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #570895 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Capitol Cyber, 1605 N. Capitol Ave., San Jose, CA, 95132, PVD International LLC. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Viet Van. Managing Member #201225610266 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/19/2012. (pub Metro 10/24, 10/31, 110/7, 11/14/2012)

conducted by a individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 10/04/2012. /s/Chang Heo. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/04/2012. (pub Metro 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14/2012)


metroactive.com | sanjose.com | metrosiliconvalley.com | OCTOBER 24-30, 2012

10 62

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;April 19): In the coming days, many of your important tasks will be best accomplished through caginess and craftiness. Are you willing to work behind the scenes and beneath the surface? I suspect you will have a knack for navigating your way skillfully and luckily through mazes and their metaphorical equivalents. The mists may very well part at your command, revealing clues that no one else but you can get access to. You might also have a talent for helping people to understand elusive or difďŹ cult truths. Halloween costume suggestions: spy, stage magician, ghost whisperer, exorcist.

TAURUS (April 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;May 20): The coming week could have resemblances to the holiday known as Opposite Day. Things people say may have meanings that are different or even contrary to what they supposedly mean. Qualities you usually regard as liabilities might temporarily serve as assets, and strengths could seem problematical or cause confusion. You should also be wary of the possibility that the advice you get from people you trust may be misleading. For best results, make liberal use of reverse psychology, freaky logic, and mirror magic. Halloween costume suggestion: the opposite of who you really are. GEMINI (May 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;June 20): I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a big problem





                                               

  !  +)%!      -)&(* #,%%$"-&%"*&+' ! ! 

with your tendency to contradict yourself. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m rarely among the consistency freaks who would prefer you to stick with just one of your many selves instead of hopscotching among all nine. In fact, I ďŹ nd your multilevel multiplicity interesting and often alluring. I take it as a sign that you are in alignment with the fundamentally paradoxical nature of life. Having said all that, however, I want to alert you to an opportunity that the universe is currently offering you, which is to feel uniďŹ ed, steady, and stable. Does that sound even vaguely enticing? Why not try it out for a few weeks? Halloween costume suggestion: an assemblage or collage of several of your different personas.

CANCER (June 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;July 22): An avocado tree may produce so much fruit that the sheer weight of its exuberant creation causes it to collapse. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be like that in the coming weeks, Cancerian. Without curbing your luxuriant mood, simply monitor your outpouring of fertility so that it generates just the right amount of beautiful blooms. Be vibrant and bountiful and ďŹ&#x201A;uidic, but not unconstrained or overwrought or recklessly lavish. Halloween costume suggestion: a bouquet, an apple tree, a rich artist, or an exotic dancer with a bowl of fruit on your head. LEO (July 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Aug. 22): I hope your father didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t beat

you or scream at you or molest you. If he did, I am so sorry for your suffering. I also hope that your father didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ignore you or withhold his best energy from you. I hope he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t disappear for weeks at a time and act oblivious to your beauty. If he did those things, I mourn for your loss. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite possible that you were spared such mistreatment, Leo. Maybe your dad gave you conscientious care and loved you for who you really are. But whatever the case might be, this is the right time to acknowledge it. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re one of the lucky ones, celebrate to the max. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re one of the wounded ones, begin or renew your quest for serious and intensive healing. Halloween costume suggestion: your father.

VIRGO (Aug. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sept. 22): Do you know how to tell the difference between superstitious hunches and dependable intuitions? Are you good at distinguishing between mediocre gossip thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only 10 percent accurate and reliable rumors that provide you with the real inside dope? I suspect that you will soon get abundant opportunities to test your skill in these tasks. To increase the likelihood of your success, ask yourself the following question on a regular basis: Is what you think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seeing really there or is it mostly a projection of your expectations and theories? Halloween costume suggestions: a lie detector, an interrogator with syringes full of truth serum, a superhero with X-ray vision, a lab scientist. LIBRA (Sept. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Oct. 22): I am ofďŹ cially protesting you, Libra. I am staging a walkout and mounting a demonstration and launching a boycott unless you agree to my demand. And yes, I have just one demand: that you take better care of the neglected, disempowered, and underprivileged parts of your life. Not a year from now; not when you have more leisure

9p ROB BREZSNY n\\bf]FZkfY\i)+

time; NOW! If and when you do this, I predict the arrival of a ďŹ&#x201A;ood of personal inspiration. Halloween costume suggestion: a symbolic representation of a neglected, disempowered, or underprivileged part of your life.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Nov. 21): â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so ďŹ ne and yet so

terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas,â&#x20AC;? said French painter Paul Cezanne. Many writers make similar comments about the excruciating joy they feel when ďŹ rst sitting down in front of an empty page. For artists in any genre, in fact, getting started may seem painfully impossible. And yet there can also be a delicious anticipation as the ripe chaos begins to coalesce into coherent images or words or music. Even if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not an artist, Scorpio, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re facing a comparable challenge in your own chosen ďŹ eld. Halloween costume suggestion: a painter with a blank canvas.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dec. 21): As you

contemplate what you want to be for Halloween, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t consider any of the following options: a thoroughbred racehorse wearing a blindfold; a mythic centaur clanking around in iron boots; a seahorse trying to dance on dry land. For that matter, Sagittarius, I hope you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come close to imitating any of those hapless creatures even in your non-Halloween life. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true that the coming days will be an excellent time to explore, analyze, and deal with your limitations. But that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean you should be overwhelmed and overcome by them. Halloween costume suggestions: Houdini, an escaped prisoner, a snake molting its skin.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Jan. 19): â&#x20AC;&#x153;Does anyone know where I can ďŹ nd dinosaur costumes for cats?â&#x20AC;? asked a Halloween shopper on Reddit.com. In the comments section, someone else said that he needed a broccoli costume for his Chihuahua. I bring this up, Capricorn, because if anyone could uncover the answers to these questions, it would be you. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a magic touch when it comes to hunting down solutions to unprecedented problems. Halloween costume suggestion: a cat wearing a dinosaur costume. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Feb. 18): The Live Monarch Foundation made a video on how to ďŹ x a butterďŹ&#x201A;yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s broken wing (tinyurl.com/FixWing). It ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t easy. You need 10 items, including tweezers, talcum powder, toothpicks, and glue. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to be patient and summon high levels of concentration. But it deďŹ nitely can be done. The same is true about the delicate healing project youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve thought about attempting on your own wound, Aquarius. It will require you to be ingenious, precise, and tender, but I suspect youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re primed to rise to the challenge. Halloween costume suggestion: herbalist, acupuncturist, doctor, shaman, or other healer. PISCES (Feb. 19â&#x20AC;&#x201C;March 20): Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a good time to

wear Super-Control Higher-Power Spanx, or any other girdle, corset, or restrictive garment. In fact, I advise you not to be a willing participant in any situation that pinches, hampers, or conďŹ nes you. You need to feel exceptionally expansive. In order to thrive, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to give yourself permission to spill over, think big, and wander freely. As for those people who might prefer you to keep your unruly urges in check and your natural inclinations concealed: Tell them your astrologer authorized you to seize a massive dose of slack. Halloween costume suggestions: a wild man or wild woman; a mythical bird like the Garuda or Thunderbird; the god or goddess of abundance.

Homework: Exhausted by the ceaseless barrage of depressing stories you absorb from the news media? Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an antidote: http:// PronoiaResources.com.

Go to REALASTROLOGY.COM to check out Rob Brezsnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Expanded Weekly Audio Horoscopes and Daily Text Message Horoscopes. Audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1-877-873-4888 or 1-900-950-7700


63

Aron Ar on Cooperman

LEAN LEA NS SHAW HAW and JO JOCELYN CELYN JOLLEY JOLLEY (left to right) of o “Call Box 23” at the

Beatboxer REGGIE WATTS WATTS (l (left) left) and Flaming Lips’ W WAYNE AYNE COYNE COYNE doing ttequilla ill shots h t backstage b k t att Sh h horeline li on S Saturday t d y. Shoreline Saturday.

The boys of 9:00 NEWS NEW WS mug it up with each other before playing at Rock grand Sunday. the SJ R ock Shop gran nd opening Sunday y.

ANYA KVITKA ANYA KVITKA A, T TOMMY OMMY STINSON STINSON (center) and MATT M ATT GONZALES GONZALES on S First Street S Thursday Thursday. y.

Ar on Cooperman Aron

Alex Stover Stover

San Jose Internationa International al Short Film F Festival estival opening g last Thursday Thursday. y.

www.japantownsanjose.org & www.jtown.org

SAN S AN JOS JOSE E BIKE P PARTY ARTY Fifth Ann Anniversary niversary Halloween Hallowee en Ride on Friday Friday. y.

OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012 | me metrosiliconvalley.com etrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose sanjose.com .com | metr metroactive.com oactive.com

Dan Pulcr Pulcrano ano

SVSCENE SCENE metroactive metr oactivve SV


63

WAYNE W AYNE CO COYNE YNE (right) and RE REGGIE EGGIE WATTS WATTS at the Bridge School S Benefit on S Sunday d y. Sunday. Phil thy Drone Drone Philthy

Ar on Cooperman Aron

San Jose Internationa International al Short Film F Festival estival opening g last Thursday Thursday. y.

Alex Stover Stover

Aron Ar on Cooperman

LEAN LEA NS SHAW HAW and JO JOCELYN CELYN JOLLEY JOLLEY (left to right) of o “Call Box 23” at the

The boys of 9:00 NEWS NEW WS mug it up with each other before playing at Rock grand Sunday. the SJ R ock Shop gran nd opening Sunday y.

www.japantownsanjose.org & www.jtown.org

ANYA KVITKA ANYA KVITKA A, M MATT ATT GONZALES GONZA ALES and TOMMY T OMMY STINSON STINSON.

SAN S AN JOS JOSE E BIKE P PARTY ARTY Fifth Ann Anniversary niversary Halloween Hallowee en Ride on Friday Friday. y.

OCTOBER O C TO B E R 24-30, 2 4 -30, 2012 | me metrosiliconvalley.com etrosiliconvalley.com | sanjose sanjose.com .com | metr metroactive.com oactive.com

Alex SStover tover

SVSCENE SCENE metroactive metr oactivve SV


Martinous CHOOSE CAR SEAT: BY AGE & SIZE

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE

THE ONES

WHO THINK THEY HAVE THEIR CHILD IN THE RIGHT SEAT.

Food Drinks Jobs

WHO ACTUALLY DO.

Oriental Rug Cleaning

KNOW FOR SURE

Repair & Restoration

Solutions for the Food and Drink Industry

IF YOUR CHILD IS IN St., THE San RIGHT CAR|SEAT. 25 Union Jose 408.294.6644

www.martinousrugs.com

VISIT SAFERCAR.GOV/THERIGHTSEAT

PoachedJobs.com

1242


CHOOSE CAR SEAT: BY AGE & SIZE

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE

THE ONES

WHO THINK THEY HAVE THEIR CHILD IN THE RIGHT SEAT.

Food Drinks Jobs

WHO ACTUALLY DO.

Solutions for the

KNOW FOR SURE

Food and Drink Industry

IF YOUR CHILD IS IN THE RIGHT CAR SEAT. VISIT SAFERCAR.GOV/THERIGHTSEAT

PoachedJobs.com

1242


1243_MT