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6 Send us your anonymous rants and raves about your co-workers or any badly behaving citizen to I SAW YOU, Metro, 380 S. First St., San Jose, 95113, or via email.

Terrible Twos

Two kids are a helluva lot to deal with, especially at 2 and 4 years old. You’re looking at two snot-nosed, chocolate-stained balls of energy who have the mobility of a cockroach and the stamina of an Iditarod husky. They may be cute, but they’re impossible to contain—and it ain't my job to try to contain them. Those are your kids. Sure, I said you could come over and bring the fam. I hadn’t seen you all in months. But this is MY house. And those are YOUR kids. And that couch your kids are walking with their shoes on, those magazines they keep crumpling up, and that TV they keep rocking with their sticky fingers are MY things. I love you guys, and normally enjoy your company, but I didn’t invite you over to tag me in as parent. I just want to play host, not babysitter.


I personally filed complaints about two substitute teachers with former Superintendent Steve Stavis... principals know about these complaints. Nothing was done to protect students. TERESA HERNANDEZ VIA FACEBOOK RE: SANTA CLARA UNIFIED SAYS IT HAS NO RECORD OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS SINCE 2000, THE FLY, JULY 4



This is such bulls*** from SCUSD. … The district needs to be held accountable for not keeping students safe

They can’t have any when it was all ignored and probably any complaint was thrown away when it was made.

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Santa Clara city officials are cutting ties with the local chamber of commerce, citing a preliminary audit that identified potential self-dealing and conflicts of interest in its management of the convention center and visitors bureau. Last month, the City Council—led by Mayor LISA GILLMOR’ s majority bloc—voted to let the decades-old contract with the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce expire, giving the business advocacy group two months to wrap things up and pay off the 15 employees funded by the $1.5 milliona-year deal to oversee the Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We did not want those people to lose their jobs, but the chamber put us in a bad position,” Councilwoman KATHY WATANABE tells Fly about the decision, which stems from the Don’t city’s realization that the chamber’s yearly forget management fee soared to tip! from about $45,000 to $145,000 a year FLY@ sometime in 2015 with METRONEWS. little to no justification. COM But sources at the chamber, which for the past year or so has been led by CEO NICK KASPAR , claim that the city jumped the gun by casting the nonprofit in a bad light without giving it a chance to fully respond to concerns raised by independent auditors, whose review—for what it’s worth—has yet to even be finalized. “The city painted us in this awful light, saying we were misusing public funds,” says a chamber source who spoke to Fly on condition of anonymity. “But that’s not the case. ... Our name is being dragged through the mud here.” The audit may still be underway, but the city had enough information to make a judgment call, Watanabe says. “We don’t want to continue to throw money at them knowing that there’s been self-dealing and questionable management practices,” she says. “We may not know the extent of the problem right now, but we know enough not to risk giving them any more of our money.”

COAST TO COAST San Jose Water CEO Eric Thornburg has been presiding over a pending merger with his former company 3,000 miles away.

Water Co. Merger Sparks Bidding War BY JENNIFER WADSWORTH A planned tie-up between San Jose Water Company and another investorowned utility on the East Coast has morphed into a four-way merger battle—and now state regulators want to take a closer look at the deal. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in June notified SJW Group—the private corporation that owns San Jose Water—that it must seek regulatory approval for its proposed merger with Connecticut Water Service Inc., which stands to create the third-largest investor-owned water utility in the nation with an equity value of about $1.9 billion. SJW Group’s board of directors told shareholders that it would finalize the merger without CPUC approval, a process expected to add months to the acquisition. Despite SJW Group and Connecticut Water agreeing to combine forces, the CPUC review has brought other prospective bidders to

the table. Eversource Energy, which had an offer for Connecticut Water rejected earlier this year, is reportedly poised to make another pitch. Meanwhile, SJW Group has been battling what it calls an attempted “hostile takeover” by the California Water Services Group, known as Cal Water, which is also headquartered in San Jose. Cal Water, in turn, has characterized SJW Group’s response to its “good faith offers” as a “hostile public attack” and has called the pending merger between the San Jose utility and its East Coast counterpart fraught with conflicts of interest. For one thing, Cal Water noted, SJW Group’s current CEO, Eric Thornburg, led Connecticut Water for 11 years before taking the helm at San Jose Water last November— four months before the companies announced the planned merger. “The ‘merger of equals’ appears to be nothing more than the SJW CEO

bringing together his current and former companies at the expense of SJW stockholders,” Cal Water wrote in a communiqué to shareholders. San Jose Water spokeswoman Jayme Ackemann bats away Cal Water’s insinuation of malfeasance as part of a longstanding campaign to undermine the deal. Another of Cal Water’s criticisms of the San Jose-Connecticut merger is that it would burden ratepayers by creating a company with two headquarters—one of them 3,000 miles away. If Cal Water bought out San Jose Water, it would put the latter company’s executives— including Thornburg—out of a job. Cal Water spokeswoman Shannon Dean says all other positions from management down, however, would be safe. “We guaranteed that there would be no employee layoffs below the executive level,” she says. “We definitely wouldn’t need two CEOs.”

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Where: Santa Clara Valley Water District, 5750 Almaden Expressway, CA 95118, Administration Building, Conference Room B108. The project would consist of activities associated with remedying seismic, flood passage and long-term operations at Calero Dam. The project goals and objectives are to: • Stabilize the Calero Dam embankment to withstand a maximum credible earthquake. • Implement improvements as necessary for the dam system to safely pass the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF). • Ensure that outlet works and hydraulic control system meet the Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD) requirements. • Replace and modernize the spillway to increase freeboard. • Breach Fellow’s Dike, an older and smaller dam located on the southern-most section of the reservoir that is severely deteriorated. • Incorporate other measures to address seismic and other dam safety deficiencies identified through the project delivery process. The proposed project would include excavation and construction of a downstream earthen buttress, mining of rock from nearby borrow areas, raising the dam crest by approximately four feet, constructing a new intake structure, a new spillway and constructing new outlet facilities to the creek below the left dam abutment. The water district, acting as lead agency for the proposed project, has determined that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is required to satisfy requirements cited in the California Environmental Quality Act. A draft EIR will evaluate the environmental conditions in and around the project area and analyze the potential environmental impacts associated with implementing the project. A Notice of Preparation (NOP) has been prepared and circulated to local, state and federal agencies responsible for project approval or permitting for a 30-day review period to define the scope and content of the draft EIR. Copies of the NOP are available for review from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Santa Clara Valley Water District Headquarters Building, 5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118, starting July 18, 2018. The NOP can also be accessed online at: The water district will hold a scoping meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at the Santa Clara Valley Water District, 5750 Almaden Expressway, 95118, Administration Building, Conference Room B108. The scoping meeting will provide an opportunity to learn about the project, ask questions and provide comments about the scope and content of the information to be addressed in the draft EIR. If you are unable to attend the scoping meeting, you can still provide written comments for consideration during preparation of the draft EIR by sending comments no later than Monday, August 20, 2018 at 5 p.m. to: Santa Clara Valley Water District Attention: Ryan Heacock 5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118 or For further information, please contact Ryan Heacock at (408) 630-3202 or by e-mail. 07/2018 BA

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FINAL COUNT Election officials certified the June 5 primary results at the start of this month, and they show a slight uptick in voter turnout.

Voter Turnout Up in Santa Clara County 43%

With a turnout of 43 percent, or 369,332 registered voters, more Santa Clara County voters cast ballots in this year’s June election than in 2014 and slightly more than in the Tea Party-dominated 2010 midterm primary, according to election results certified July 1.

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That’s an uptick of 11 percentage points from the prior gubernatorial primary election, according to county Registrar of Voters’ (ROV) Shannony Bushey, who celebrated the turnout results in a press release last week.

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Though the county was the last in the state to finalize its ballot count, it claimed one of the highest turnouts of California’s 58 counties with more than 500,000 registered voters. The average statewide turnout came to 37 percent, according to the Secretary of State. Bay Area voters overall beat that average, with Contra

Costa and Alameda counties each mustering turnouts of 39 percent, San Mateo County 44 percent and San Francisco County slightly more than 52 percent.


The number of volunteers who helped the ROV staff 824 polling places. The hours they collectively put in came to 37,000 on election day, per the ROV. “We are extremely grateful for those who stepped up to serve their community and perform the duties vital for a successful election,” Bushey said.


California’s second least-populated county achieved the highest voter turnout in the state in the June election with 72 percent of registered voters casting a ballot, according to the Secretary of State. Lake County saw the lowest turnout with just 24 percent of voters bothering to cast a ballot.

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ROLL OUT In his new children’s book, author David Eastis focuses on how Leonardo Da Vinci became fascinated by circles beginning at a young age.

Circling Back New book chronicles young Da Vinci’s obsession with spheres BY GARY SINGH


FIRST MET DAVID Eastis 15 years ago when he presided over the Silicon Valley chapter of Slow Food, originally among the first five chapters the U.S. Eastis was the Shakespearean “mine host” of a gluttonous event at the upscale Flea Street Cafe in Menlo Park, where 56 gastronomes of all shapes and sizes feasted at a snail’s pace for over three hours. The resulting May 1, 2003, Metro cover story was the first one I ever wrote and one of the first major

features on Slow Food anywhere in the Bay Area. I contributed a bottle of Benedictine to the meal, which felt like a Fellini movie in the slow lane, and then quoted Rabelais and John Ruskin in the story. Such were the days. In terms of the present day, Eastis finds himself connected to an idiosyncratic matrix of social pursuits, from charity fundraising and nonviolent activism to the childlike ways in which Leonardo Da Vinci was obsessed with circles. Yes, you read that correctly. In his new children’s book, Leonardo Da Vinci: The Boy

Who Loved Circles, a short 48page homage to the legendary Renaissance polymath, Eastis focuses on how Leonardo became fascinated by circles beginning at a young age. Always observant, he realized that unlike other shapes, circles had no beginning and no end. From the young Leonardo’s perspective, spheres and circles seemed to be a part of everything— coins, eyeballs, belt buckles, plates and wagon wheels. In contrast to how Leonardo is often pictured, nowhere in The Boy Who Loved Circles do we see him as an old man, nor do we read any androgynous conspiracy theories. Instead, Ami Leshner’s glorious illustrations feature Leonardo’s childhood and teenage years as he matures into the genius we know today. The idea was to provide an antidote to the Grizzly Adams version of Leonardo one usually encounters. “Even the film that’s shown in the home he grew up in depicts him as wizard-like, a hundred years old, decrepit and bald,” laments Eastis. “He

died when he was 67. He never looked like he was a hundred years old. At least during his youth, [Andrea] del Verrocchio used him as a model for the statue he did of David.” Such is the model Leshner then used throughout the book. Her colorful children’s fantasy-style illustrations of the teenage Leonardo in his prime—the inventive, curious, athletic, exploratory wunderkind—are the highlight of the entire project. A fourth-generation ItalianAmerican, Eastis took art classes at Bret Harte Middle School in San Jose but now lives in Brentwood. His fundraising work and art-directorial pursuits put him in contact with numerous celebrities, from Priscilla Presley to the artist Peter Max. He raises money for causes like Habitat for Humanity, UNICEF and Doctors Without Borders. Through his affiliation with the Knights of St. Francis d’Assisi and fundraising for the Gubbio Project, Eastis is also a friend of Louie Vitale, the celebrated Franciscan priest and nonviolent protester with 400 arrests to his credit over the last half-century. Through Eastis’ friendship with Vitale, he came into contact with Martin Sheen, who also boasts a seasoned arrest record for nonviolent civil disobedience. One cannot speak to Eastis without him name-dropping numerous celebrities—not in a bad way, but more like someone sincerely curious about making the world a more peaceful place. His primary circle of connections, as a whole, tends to radiate a charitable joie de vivre. Now that The Boy Who Loved Circles is out in the world, Eastis says he would love to see a “Leonardo Circle Boy” exhibit at either the Tech Museum or the Children’s Discovery Museum to inspire children and adults to innovate, design and build bridges rather than walls. Leonardo’s life, says Eastis, can be used as a model for peace and understanding among cultures. His brilliance can help inspire and unite people. “I may be partial after immersing myself in all things Leonardo da Vinci for two years, however, in my humble opinion Leonardo has the power of three Harry Potters, and the inventions, adventures, history, palace intrigue, innovations and mega orbits with circularity to blow the mind,” says Eastis. “All true. Without need for any hype or fiction.”

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Labor unions and now profiteers are using a landmark environmental law to challenge new developments to extract concessions. Is this driving up housing costs and contributing to Northern California’s affordability crisis? BY TOM GOGOLA AND JENNIFER WADSWORTH


IKE THE REST OF our region, Redwood City grapples with an affordability crisis decades in the making. As job growth continues to outpace new housing construction, more people pay at least a third of their incomes in rent while half of the town’s lowincome residents live on the brink of getting priced out by gentrification, according to the UC Berkeley Urban Displacement Project.

So city officials welcomed the 125 mixed-use units proposed for a 1.8-acre downtown plot at 335 Main St., land that had been purchased 15 years ago by five local developers.

The seven-story project with 19 below-market-rate units, bike racks and a public creekside trail with a vista point won a permit, density bonus and height concession. City officials fast-tracked the proposal by exempting it from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), which requires local governments to identify and address a project’s effects and created what’s become known as an environmental impact report. Yet just as it was about to set a date to break ground, an obscure Southern California entity called Better Neighborhoods Inc. filed a last minute challenge. The group cited “unusual circumstances of the land” that would forced contractors to unearth 6,250 truckloads of contaminated soil, along with a shallow water table that would harm a nearby creek. Redwood City property manager

Brian Campisi, who represents 335 Main St.’s ownership group, says “the appeal was based on very outdated information” since the plans had been revised twice. The challenger was advised that the developer had eliminated the underground parking that would have required soil removal and impacted the waterway. “Rather than go away, he came back with another set of issues,” Campisi says. “He presented his revised appeal. Everybody realized what his motives were, that it was a scam. It looks like this guy wants a payoff. We agreed to contribute $50,000 towards the settlement agreement.” “It’s my opinion,” Campisi prefaces before posing the question: “What else can it be other than extortion? Time is of the essence for all the parties and at a critical point, he inserts himself.”

“The fact that he dropped any claims after us agreeing to dollars. The project didn’t change, the plans didn’t change. So why did he go away? Other than money? Fundamentally it’s just wrong. It’s taking advantage of a regulation for no other reason than personal gain. … just trying to take advantage of people in circumstances.” Redwood City housing and social justice activist Isabella Chu echoed that sentiment in an interview with the San Mateo Daily Journal last month. “Literally anyone can wander into town, declare their objection to housing for Redwood City residents, which I find bewildering,” she lamented. “We’ve had a deepening housing crisis for the last 40 years, and it’s actions like this baseless appeal that contribute to it.” Like 80 percent of CEQA

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challenges statewide, according to a three-year study by Holland & Knight law firm, the one in Redwood City targeted infill instead of sprawl or greenfield development. And like roughly half of such challenges, it was filed by an entity with a vaguely altruistic mission incorporated shortly before the appeal. Records show that Better Neighborhoods was formed in December 2017 by J. Michael Goolsby, an Irvine resident barred from practicing law in California after being accused of fleecing clients trying to save their homes from foreclosure in the wake of the Great Recession. His penchant for get-richquick schemes suggests he’s more of an opportunist than a tree-hugger. His ownership of all 1,000 shares of Better Neighborhoods, according to incorporation documents on file

with the California Secretary of State, confirms that the organization’s “responsible development” push is little more than a one-man show, not a non-profit association. Within 90 days of incorporating Better Neighborhoods, Goolsby filed a last-minute CEQA challenge to a Hampton Inn hotel in Santa Ana. He delivered a letter of opposition— stamped with the butterfly-adorned Better Neighborhoods logo—on the morning of the City Council’s February 20 final hearing to greenlight the project, and on March 21 he filed suit in Orange County Superior Court. Goolsby contended that the hotel’s requested variances weren’t justified and would compromise the historical integrity of an existing building included in the project. On June 8, City of Santa Ana and

Net Development Company each coughed up $25,000 and signed a settlement agreement with Goolsby’s firm. The only project change required the city to “use reasonable efforts to install wayfinding signage for the purpose of directing automobile drivers to public parking.” On May 18, Goolsby filed a challenge to San Francisco developer JDA West’s 231-unit apartment complex in coastal Ventura, south of Santa Barbara, citing a smorgasbord of technical issues such as soil compaction, noise from food and coffee trucks and reflected sunlight from freeway-facing glass windows. Three weeks later, Better Neighborhoods reversed course and wrote the city to endorse the project. “They talked with JDA. After talking with them they dropped their objections and withdrew the

challenge,” Ventura city planner Jared Rosengren explained. The city wasn’t a party to any agreements or apprised of any terms, but when informed that Better Neighborhoods had dropped challenges in two other cities after receiving cash payments, Rosengren said, “I figured something like that happened.” Neither Goolsby nor his attorney— La Verne College of Law 2016 graduate Gurjit Singh—returned Metro’s requests for comment.

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environment. But in a case of unintended consequences, critics charge that the powerful law has been wielded as a sword by labor and neighborhood groups—and in the case of the Redwood City project, a defrocked attorney who seems to be masquerading as a civic-minded activist—to defeat proposed developments that would actually help the state meet its environmental goals.

‘We don’t want to undermine CEQA because it’s a really important law. But we hope that it won’t be used to block things that align with our biggest environmental priorities.’ CEQA allows anyone to sue— even anonymously—as long as they claim they’re acting in the public interest. The result of these kinds of challenges, critics argue, is that a wellintentioned law has driven up costs, killed projects and decreased the supply of affordable housing in the Bay Area and California at large at a time when 9 million people statewide live in poverty. In a way, this is a tale of two competing viewpoints on CEQA. In one corner, CEQA critics decry the law as a leading impediment to building transit-oriented and infill housing in the state—and especially in urban regions such as Los Angeles and the greater South Bay. That's the gist of the recent legal study by San Francisco law firm Holland & Knight, which published its analysis in the Hastings Environmental Law Journal. In the other corner are supporters of CEQA who say those claims are

overstated, and perhaps wildly so, and that the real driver behind the region's struggles to deal with its affordable housing crisis, or any housing for that matter, are the local agencies (zoning boards, planning commissions) that also must sign off on any proposed development. That’s an argument advanced in another recent report published by UC Berkeley School of Law, called “Getting It Right,” which serves as a handy counterpoint to the Holland & Knight report. This is more than an academic debate. The discussion comes at a key moment in the Bay Area, which is still reeling from last year's devastating wildfires that destroyed more than 5,000 homes in Sonoma and Napa counties and a flood in San Jose that displaced hundreds of people, making an acute housing crisis even worse. AB 2267, co-sponsored by Assemblyman Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg), "would exempt from the requirements of CEQA-specified actions and approvals” from Jan.1, 2019, to Jan. 1, 2024—at least for parts of the North Bay. According to a legislative analysis, the bill sets out to determine whether Santa Rosa and Sonoma counties would need additional legislative support from Sacramento to ensure the rebuilding process isn't slowed by red tape. Santa Rosa has already passed an ordinance, its Resilient City Development Measure, that set the stage for the broader CEQA exemptions for the broader region now under contemplation in Sacramento. Baked into Wood's bill is an assertion that generally jibes with the Berkeley study: CEQA-related lawsuits are actually not that common, and exempting Sonoma and Santa Rosa counties from CEQA won't lead to a rash of lawsuits. “Although certain interests believe CEQA litigation to be a swathing impediment to some projects, the numbers ... indicate otherwise,” says a Senate Environmental Quality Committee report on the Wood bill from June 11, which further notes that “the volume of CEQA litigation is low considering the thousands of projects subject to CEQA review.” Among other supporters, the Wood bill is favored by the city of

17 time—particularly in terms of environmental consequences.” Union members in San Jose echoed Buckhorn’s sentiment after the council approved the labor agreement to hire locally for the Museum Place development. “We commend Insight Realty for demonstrating to the Project Labor Agreement ‘naysayers’ that a developer proposing a private sector project can work collaboratively with unions to employ local workers and pay them a family sustainable wage and still make a tidy profit,” said Stan Smith, a business agent for UA Local 483, which represents sprinkler fitters. In its report, Holland & Knight tees off on what it perceives as Brown’s lack of action on the CEQA front. The law firm has represented numerous developers. Its years-long study of CEQA suits and their impact on development projects focuses on post-approval, sometimes “frivolous” lawsuits which the author claims slow down projects across the state. For developers without unlimited budgets to fight legal challenges to their plans, the historical “frivolous lawsuit” argument is that the lategame lawsuits can delay a process that’s just been completed and approved by local or state agencies— and send the developer back to the drawing board to deal with challenges filed to its environmental impact review. The process serves to drive up the cost of development.

Law of the Land The CEQA process is a long and detailed road toward final approval, with multiple layers of public participation and agency review. While citizen-led CEQA lawsuits by themselves won’t necessarily put an end to a project, they can add costs, or force a developer to back out if legal fees become onerous—or in the case of housing, try to recoup costs by upping the sale price. Inasmuch as the multitiered permitting process at many South Bay city halls and supervisors' chambers has also served to slow or otherwise derail housing development, Holland & Knight argues that so, too, do CEQA-centric


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Santa Rosa. The Sierra Club has opposed it, and the local Greenbelt Alliance has not taken a stand on it. Gov. Jerry Brown has been on the side making the “swathing impediment” argument when it comes to CEQA’s intersection with organized labor. In past comments, Brown put the blame for any CEQA abuse squarely on the state’s powerful Building Trades Council, as highlighted in the Holland & Knight report. Brown told the UCLA magazine Blueprint in 2016 that CEQA reform is impossible in California, since “the unions won’t let you because they use it as a hammer to get project labor agreements.” Project labor agreements—known as PLAs—guarantee a development project will use union labor. Unsurprisingly, local labor leaders do not share the viewpoint that PLAs are contributing to the Bay Area housing crisis. When the San Jose City Council last August approved such an agreement for the 25-story mixed-use Museum Place project, local unions applauded the move as a boon for both developers who still stand to make a tidy profit and the local workers who build the tower and will earn enough to remain in the South Bay. Jack Buckhorn, executive director of the North Bay Labor Council, AFL-CIO, says he doesn’t support weakening CEQA because there is nothing to reform when it comes to PLAs and organized labor. “It’s an easy target to say labor is the problem, but all the research we’ve done—it doesn't prevent projects from going forward,” he says. “They are making this stuff up to try and jack labor.” Buckhorn says he's unaware of Brown's comment to the UCLA paper, but says, “We don’t buy into these arguments. I reject the argument that projects are abandoned or not built because of abuse of CEQA.” A PLA was adopted in advance of a recent development project undertaken at Santa Rosa Junior College, and if securing a union contract with good pay serves to delay a project, then so be it, he says. “A PLA can cause delays in the development process, but in terms of serving the public interest, those delays are well worth the | | | JULY 11-17, 2018




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OBSTRUCTIONIST J. Michael Goolsby has made quick money by filing legal challenges against infill developments citing California’s landmark environmental protection laws. suits launched by organized labor, NIMBY neighbors or competing business interests. But the Berkeley Law report notes that “what drives whether and how environmental review occurs for residential projects is local land use law.” Delays in a project’s approval, it argues, can typically be drawn back to local review and not a last-gasp, anonymous lawsuit. The Berkeley study looked at residential development projects in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Redwood City and Palo Alto. The Holland & Knight study, meanwhile, keys in on the Bay Area and Los Angeles, and identifies Marin County as one of the wealthiest counties in the state, with the oldest average population of any county. The study also indicates that the Bay Area is ripe with “NIMBY-ism” when it comes to residents swinging the sword of CEQA at development projects they don’t like. The firm identifies that two biggest sources of CEQA lawsuits in the state are in “transit-oriented development” projects and infill

projects in established neighborhoods. Those projects are often interchangeable. That development emphasis also happen to be the most oft-cited “smart growth” strategy in the Bay Area by civic leaders, environmentalists and developers— and also from well-meaning residents who are otherwise committed to smart growth, but in someone else’s neighborhood. High-density development along a transportation corridor like Highway 101 aids in the containment of sprawl, may help the state meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals and undercuts against the “trade parade” phenomenon of commuting workers, where people cannot afford to live where they work and must drive long distances. Jennifer Hernandez, author of the Holland & Knight study, notes the irony of climate-change-conscious Left Coast elders opposing public policies that are designed to beat back climate change. “NIMBYs are often progressive, environmentally minded individuals who believe in climate action

Jose in 2016 when it tried to build an affordable-housing development for homeless people off of Senter Road. Councilman Tam Nguyen, who verbally espoused his support for building more affordable housing units, wound up voting against the project amid pressure from constituents. The nonprofit housing developer faced similarly fatal backlash years before in neighboring Santa Clara over a 162-unit affordable housing project proposed for a plot across close to Valley Fair mall. Charities Housing completed an environmental impact report and won approval from the Santa Clara City Council, which prompted a NIMBY referendum. After losing at the city level and at the ballot box, NIMBYs then litigated the project by claiming that the environmental review fell short of CEQA standards. All the due diligence in the world was no match for NIMBY neighbors. Though their arguments were ultimately rejected by the courts, too, the delays added up to about a decade. By that point, heading into the latter end of 2012, funding for the project was in jeopardy because the costs of construction and labor had gone up. Matthew Lewis, a spokesman for California YIMBY, says legislators working on reforming CEQA will have to strike a balance between protecting the landmark environmental law and closing loopholes to prevent bad actors from using it to subvert its intended purpose. When CEQA is used to challenge projects such as infill housing—widely recognized as one of the most effective tools to address climate change—or, ironically, bike lanes and public transit-centered development, then, he says, it’s clear that there’s a problem. But Lewis cautions against swinging too far in the other direction, since there’s also a push froms anti-regulatory interests to weaken environmental standards just to boost their bottom lines. “We don’t want to undermine CEQA because it’s a really important law,” he says. “But we hope that it won’t be used to block things that align with our biggest environmental priorities.” Metro Executive Editor Dan Pulcrano also contributed to this report.








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and recognize that sprawl is unsustainable,” she writes. “They just want to preserve the look and feel of the neighborhood they call home.” The NIMBY anti-development phenomenon has been met by a prodevelopment and millennial-driven YIMBY culture in San Francisco that’s supportive of big new developments. But the issues in San Francisco are not the same as those in the South Bay or the Peninsula. The YIMBY movement, recently detailed in an in-depth In These Times piece, sprouted in San Francisco along with the advent of Google buses ferrying a well-heeled tech sector to their Silicon Valley cubicles, and as such, the YIMBY push in the city is ultimately one that’s pro-gentrification. Its adherents have supported large residential development projects in the Mission District and other San Francisco communities whose historical demographic has been poor, gay and/ or Latino. The San Francisco gentrification script is flipped in the South Bay, especially in cities such as Palo Alto and the southern swath of San Jose, where an older class of retirees works to keep its neighborhoods intact and free from high-density development—and historically free even of granny units, or accessory units, in existing homes. Last year, a group with YIMBY leanings called Catalyze Silicon Valley launched to combat that kind of resistance and has since been rallying activists to speak up at public hearings in favor of new housing projects. Meanwhile, a statewide group called California YIMBY recently teamed up with a local grassroots chapter called South Bay YIMBY. Some CEQA suits have been brought against homeowners who want to add an accessory unit to an existing home. As Hernandez notes, those units don’t in any way expand the footprint of the home, since they typically transform existing space in a home into an apartment. “Even this most modest of changes to existing neighborhoods has prompted CEQA lawsuits against individual units,” she writes, “and against local zoning regulations that allow such units to be constructed.” South Bay’s Charities Housing ran into a buzzsaw of opposition in San

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MASSIVE The Burger Lounge specializes in bare-bones, no-frills, massive burgers. Yummm...

The Big One The new Burger Lounge at The Pruneyard in Campbell goes big on taste BY JOHN DYKE


HESE DAYS, THE term “grass-fed” is a buzzword in the food world. On the surface it seems simple enough, but breaking down what it means for the typical consumer is a bit more complicated.

Let’s start with the popular conceptions of what “grass-fed” actually signifies and see what we can debunk: Grass-fed cattle eat nothing but grass their entire lives. True, but all cattle are fed grass in the early part of their lives, it’s what they’re “finished” on that gives this phrase meaning.

Typical cattle are finished on corn and such, while grass-fed ones are finished on, well, grass. Grass-fed beef is a good source of omega-3s. This is true when compared to standard beef. However, it’s hardly what one would call a “good source” when compared to most fish. Grass-fed beef is better for the environment. This is a tough one, as the real answer is a definite maybe. This all comes down to farm management practices that are so boring I can barely bother finishing this sentence. But I did. Because I care. Standard beef has a better flavor than grass-fed. This truism can be attributed to the fact that grass-fed beef has less fat than standard. I used

to ascribe to that statement, but as of late, I’m finding that a properly seasoned and cooked grass-fed burger is almost indiscernible. Most foodies probably couldn’t care less about line items 1-3. No. 4, however… This is where Burger Lounge comes in with its claim-to-fame as “the original grass-fed burger.” This So-Cal favorite’s newest location is in the revitalized Pruneyard shopping center—across from one of my personal favorites, Mendocino Farms. They feature a bevy of other sustainably sourced items, ranging from pole-caught Alaskan cod to organic produce and even greencertified buildings and business practices. While their other protein choices are intriguing, my cohort and I were only after one thing: burgers. Burger Lounge has a bit of a disappointing lack of burger choices and topping options, but sometimes simplicity can be a good thing. We both decided on their Husky Burger meal ($16.95). It featured double patties, a craft soda and fries, onion rings or a half-andhalf option. I also decided to upgrade my soda to their seasonal strawberry

shake ($2 add-on), which included fresh, local strawberries. First up was the shake and it was simply glorious, in every sense of the word. Fresh, smooth and full of so much real strawberry flavor it had me believing it was semi-healthy. Well, almost... Next, we dove into the fresh-cut fries and rings. The fries had a nice, crisp crunch, and their texture reminded me a bit of In-N-Out fries—but tasted much, much better. The rings too were crispy, fried perfectly, and the onions had a nice sweetness to them. Very good ratio of batter to onions, I might add. Our only complaint was the sides were a tad small. Their burgers are prepared pretty simply, with just lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions and housemade Thousand Island dressing. They’re topped with organic American cheese— which sounds a bit like an oxymoron— and finished on a sturdy organic bun. Let me start off by saying this burger was gigantic; even my enormous mouth could barely break the seal on the initial chomp. Once the barrier was breached I started digging in, and the burger as a whole was quite good. I liked that they seared both sides of the meat patties, as that gave them a subtle crunch to contrast all the fresh veggies. The patties were also quite tasty and very tender—no lack of juiciness here. My one complaint was the Thousand Island dressing was a bit runny and soaked through the bottom bun, causing it to dissipate toward the second half of my burger. In all honesty, I was a bit worried whether Burger Lounge could compete in our already saturated South Bay burger market, but I could easily place them in my top 10, for now. More research is required, of course. As far as the whole grass-fed vs corn-fed debate goes, I say it’s a tossup. While I strive to be more socially conscious in my food choices, I tend to let my taste buds make my decisions for me. But in this case grass-fed is a clear winner by T-Cow-O.


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HALAL HOLLER All the food served at Achilles is halal—it’s also delicious.

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Ramen and small plates seem like a rather ideal combination—and so far, so good at The Place Japanese Fusion Bistro. Their hotate (scallops) with garlic butter ($9) and fried Hiroshima oysters ($9) are the perfect starters. The MSG-free duck shoyu ramen ($15.50) has a lighter broth, thin noodles and perfectly cooked, slightly smoky duck.

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1100 N 1st St Ste E, San Jose. 408.320.2090

Longtime fisherman and Campbell resident Robert Belcher made a promise when opening Early Limits that all the fish he serves at his restaurant will always be fresh, never frozen. Patrons can choose how many pieces of freshly battered cod or halibut they want, and their freshcut fries are served alongside. They also have fish sandwiches ($11-$13) and fish tacos ($4.25 ea) to help give the menu a bit of variety.


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5365 Camden Ave, San Jose. 408.269.1005

This new Cambrian-area eatery is all about scratch-made food, with a selection of house-baked bread, house-ground coffee and fresh-squeezed juices to go along with their full-service bar. Their Fried Chicken and Waffle Benedict ($12.99) is the go-to item here; its crispy chicken, crunchy waffle and perfectly cooked egg is the right way to start the day.

304 E Santa Clara St, San Jose. 408.420.1500

An offshoot of an Anaheim location that’s been bringing the aloha to chow since 1996. As with any standard Hawaiian BBQ, plates consist of meat, white rice and mac salad. The No. 1 “Sam’s Plate” ($10.75) features four monstrous beef ribs, delightful charred on the outside with a sweet, chewy center.


2521 Newhall St, Santa Clara. 408.984.2204

This friendly neighborhood spot features the triumvirate of Mediterranean cuisine: falafel, gyros and shawarma. All the meats served at Achilles are Halal—Arabic for delicious—and their signature heart-shaped falafel are crispy and flavorful. Pick a style from the menu (i.e.,plate, wrap or sandwich), top it and then pick your protein. Prices vary ($8-$12). —John Dyke






ummer brings a sense of adventure to the Silicon Valley and Dine Downtown San Jose puts excitement into dining throughout the city. Restaurants lure foodies and finedining enthusiasts with new menu items and culinary specialties backed by traditional dishes one would expect to represent big city dining. Chefs dazzle patrons with tastes and flavors of many cultures enhanced by lively ambience, menu selections and a never-ending variety of craft cocktails, beer and wine selections that pair well with every meal. Book your table, find the perfect patio or outdoor dining space and discover a new dining experience at some of Downtown San Jose’s finest and most creative

eateries. There is truly something for everyone’s palate. The culinary festivities run July 13 through July 22 and provide three tempting ways to indulge in special offerings. Sample Prix Fixe Menus, Chef Specials and Food & Drink Pairings that reflect the personality, style and innovation by the chefs who create them. Try something new! Make a night out of it and be entertained by the big city dining experience that’s close to home. It’s all about the food and the good times that come with dining out. Be impressed with classic steakhouses and elevated dining experiences. Be amazed at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks, The Grill on the Alley and Il Fornaio - all offering posh surroundings and classic, fine dining. For lively and social dining experiences filled with creative menus and exciting

cocktails to match, grab a table at Loft Bar & Bistro offering rooftop patio dining and District’s wine & whiskey pairings and small plates. Enjoy upbeat patio and dining with cocktails at SP2 Communal Bar + Restaurant or classic American dishes and craft cocktails at The Farmers Union in the vibrant San Pedro Square area. Along South First Street, enjoy an evening of cocktails and conversation while sampling Mosaic Restaurant & Lounge in the SoFA entertainment district, casual temptations and Japanese cocktails at Nomikai Social Food + Drinkery and the refined setting of The Lobby Lounge at Fairmont San Jose. Deeper in the SoFA District, go casual and have fun with your food at hot spots like Cafe Stritch serving up comfort food and entertainment while discovering new libations, brews and food pairings at Forager Tasting Room & Eatery and Uproar Brewing Company.

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Transport yourself to new cultures and exotic flavors without having to book a flight. Just book a table instead. Try authentic Oaxacan cuisine and moles at Mezcal or the Mediterranean seasonings and spices of Nemea Greek Taverna. Venture to Olla Cocina for shareable plates of Mexican flavors or stop by Sushi Confidential for an unforgettable sushi experience and outdoor patio. Taste New Orleans fare at Poor House Bistro with a side of live music. Be charmed by upscale FrenchVietnamese fusion at Élyse Restaurant and immerse yourself in the spirit of traditional Italian favorites offered by Enoteca la Storia in Little Italy. Sample the flavors of the islands at Hawaiian Poke Bowl or experience the romance and culture of Europe at 71 Saint Peter and Ludwig’s German Table. Let’s Graze.





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fusion menu in an elegant, upscale, and modern setting. Élyse is the perfect combination of great food, cocktail mixology, and extensive wine list. Their happy hour appetizer selections – mushroom tartlets, meatballs Provencal, Brussels sprouts salad, salmon tartar, pork and shrimp spring rolls and Kobe Carpaccio – only whet the appetite for amazing things to come. During Dine Downtown, Élyse will offer a 2-course prix fixe lunch menu for $19.95 and two 3-course prix fixe dinner menus for $39.95 and $49.95. An optional wine pairing is available for $18.

RESTAURANT WEEK JULY 13-22 10 Days Prix Fixe Menus 3 Ways Chef Specials Let’s Graze Food & Drink Pairings 2018 Participating Restaurants 71 Saint Peter

Loft Bar & Bistro

Cafe Stritch

McCormick & Schmick’s





Enoteca la Storia

Nemea Greek Taverna

The Farmers Union



Olla Cocina

The Grill on the Alley

Poor House Bistro

Hawaiian Poke Bowl


Il Fornaio

Sushi Confidential

The Lobby Lounge at Fairmont San Jose

Uproar Brewing Co.


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71 SAINT PETER 71 N. San Pedro St., San Jose; 408.971.8523; 71 Saint Peter features the flavors of Italy and France in exciting and innovative dishes capturing the best of California’s fresh produce, meats, fish and fowl. As a neighborhood restaurant, 71 Saint Peter is committed to broadening peoples’ appreciation for the vibrant yet subtle culture of downtown San Jose. 71 Saint Peter will offer a $45 prix fixe menu with a $16 wine pairing during Dine Downtown.

CAFE STRITCH 374 S. First St., San Jose; 408.280.6161; Downtown San Jose’s hot spot for great food, coffee, craft beer, music, and art. Located right in the middle of the SoFA district, Cafe Stritch serves delicious comfort food, a variety of drinks, and a constantly changing lineup of entertainment, including live jazz. Some of their specialties include

mac and cheese (chose from eight different toppings), chicken and waffles, grilled cheese, ratatouille, slow braised beef brisket and spicy Cajun jambalaya.

DISTRICT 65 N. San Pedro St., San Jose; 669.292.5252; District brings together a menu of small, shareable plates, pizza and housemade charcuterie with one of the city’s most extensive and diverse wine and whiskey programs. The result is a oneof-a-kind tasting experience that you can share with friends and family in a vibrant and communal setting. District will offer four different sampler plates paired with sparkling, red and white wines and whiskey flights for $12.

ÉLYSE RESTAURANT 151 S. Second St., San Jose; 408.899.2762; elyserestaurant. com Élyse offers a French-Vietnamese

320 W. St John St., San Jose; 408.618.5455; Enoteca la Storia, in the spirit of a traditional enoteca, is a gathering spot for sharing, exploring and savoring fine wines and satisfying dishes in the company of friends and family. Located in Little Italy, Enoteca la Storia is a classic Italian wine bar with a diverse selection of wines, Italian specialty foods and New York style pizza. Tuck into a cozy table or sit at the classic Carrara marble bar, while you enjoy a 3-course prix fixe lunch or dinner for $29.

THE FARMERS UNION 151 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose; 408.277.0545; The Farmers Union is an American tavern where they put everything they love into the mix. They have food you can’t wait to take another bite of and old-fashioned cocktails alongside some originals that you’ve never tasted before. With over 52 craft beers on tap and wines that don’t cost a fortune but taste like they do, you are sure to find your perfect pairings. The Farmers Union is comfortable and unpretentious; a place that is perfect for lunching with co-workers and the boss, impressing your date or hanging out for the night with a group of your closest friends. During Dine Downtown, the Farmers Union will offer a $30 prix fixe menu.

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TASTING ROOM & EATERY 420 S. First St., San Jose; 408.831.2433; Forager is providing ground for the Culinary + Arts. While they are constantly evolving to bring this reality to life in new ways, they are steadfast in giving you the best locally sourced foods, drinks and entertainment San Jose has to offer. Forager offers a daily rotating menu of their favorite finds as well as a seasonal selection of small shareable plates to pair with your beverage of choice. Forager will offer a prix fixe menu as well as a food and drink pairing during Dine Downtown.

THE GRILL ON THE ALLEY in the Fairmont Hotel, 172 S. Market St., San Jose; 408.294.2244; The Grill on the Alley is a well-renowned steakhouse with a classic American menu to suit all tastes. The Grill is modeled after the great grills of New York and San Francisco in the ‘30s & ‘40s and delivers unparalleled service in a sophisticated atmosphere. The dinner menu offers a wide selection of steaks and chops, prepared in eight different styles. Traditional side dishes are given a modern twist and signature desserts are too delicious not to share. For Dine Downtown, the Grill will offer a $70 prix fixe menu.

HAWAIIAN POKE BOWL 387 S. First St., San Jose; 408.564.8393; hawaiian-pokebowl. com Hawaiian Poke Bowl started with the vision of taking the traditional, vibrant flavors of the islands and Brazil and bringing them to the people of San Jose by creating healthy, inventive, flavorful meals with our own twist for people on the go. Guests can choose from favorites like da’kine poke, fresh spice salmon, ahi, spicy tuna, peixada, and new hot bowls. Hawaiian Poke Bowl will offer a food and drink pairing during Dine Downtown.




IL FORNAIO in the Westin San Jose, 302 S. Market St., San Jose; 408.271.3366; Il Fornaio’s mission is to provide their guests with the most authentic Italian experience outside of Italy. Using the freshest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques, Il Fornaio offers a wide variety of premium-quality Italian food paired with great wines and cocktails in a beautiful setting. All 22 kitchens are supervised and guided by Executive Chef Maurizio Mazzon using recipes and preparations that Italians have mastered over centuries of making great food. During Dine Downtown, enjoy a 3-course prix fixe dinner for $30.


AT FAIRMONT SAN JOSE 170 S. Market St., San Jose; 408.998.1900 ext. 3493; fairmont. com/san-jose/dining/thelobbylounge/ At the iconic Lobby Lounge, guests will find an inviting atmosphere that beckons for an evening of great conversation accompanied by delicious food and renowned cocktails. Make your selection from wines by the glass, micro brews, craft beers, cordials, barrel-aged spirits and Fairmont’s Classics Perfected cocktails. The Lobby Lounge offers a seasonal dining menu with sharable tapas, award-winning sushi, substantial entrees and decadent desserts to satisfy any craving. During Dine Downtown, the Lobby Lounge will offer a 3-course prix fixe menu for $29.

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RESTAURANT WEEK JULY 13-22 10 Days Prix Fixe Menus 3 Ways Chef Specials Let’s Graze Food & Drink Pairings 2018 Participating Restaurants

90 S. Second St., San Jose; 408.291.0677; Located in the heart of downtown, this hip, two-story San Jose restaurant has it all. With upstairs and downstairs dining rooms, two exquisite granite-top bars and a beautiful rooftop garden patio, Loft is a great spot to begin or end a night out in San Jose, and a great venue for special events and private parties. Their menu consists of unique and familiar dishes such as Panko Crusted Chicken Breast, Scampi Prawns and Braised Lamb Shanks. During Dine Downtown, Loft will offer a 3-course prix fixe dinner for $30.

71 Saint Peter

Loft Bar & Bistro

Cafe Stritch

McCormick & Schmick’s





Enoteca la Storia

Nemea Greek Taverna

The Farmers Union



Olla Cocina

The Grill on the Alley

Poor House Bistro

Hawaiian Poke Bowl


Il Fornaio

Sushi Confidential

The Lobby Lounge at Fairmont San Jose

Uproar Brewing Co.

LUDWIG’S GERMAN TABLE 261 N. Second St., San Jose; 408.771.9871; Welcome to Ludwig’s German Table, a restaurant, biergarten and event space. A fresh German dining experience set within the historic Germania Hall in downtown San Jose. The interior of the original bar has been transformed into a modern day setting with small reminders of traditional Germany. All seating is communal to encourage conversation and to build a memorable experience. Our philosophy is simple Great food, great drinks, great people.


SEAFOOD & STEAKS 170 S. Market St., San Jose; 408.283.7200; Each McCormick & Schmick’s restaurant is uniquely designed to create an inviting, original and relaxed atmosphere where guests can enjoy the highest quality dining experience. Each restaurant’s menu is printed twice daily, featuring the signature “Fresh List” highlighting an impressive number of fresh seafood varieties, in addition to aged steaks, poultry, entrée salads and pasta. McCormick & Schmick’s commitment to local freshness is apparent in the seasonally inspired dishes and regionally inspired preparations offered. For Dine Downtown, McCormick & Schmick’s will offer a $42 prix fixe menu.

MEZCAL RESTAURANT 25 W. San Fernando St., San Jose; 408.283.9595; mezcalrestaurantsj. com Mezcal proudly serves authentic Oaxacan regional cuisine utilizing family recipes passed on from previous generations. Mezcal specializes in homemade moles that include, Estofado, a sweet mole made of mild tomatillos

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and peanuts, Coloradito, a red mole made of tomatoes and chiles de arbol, and the very popular Mole Negro that is deeply complex with a mixture of chiles, chocolate and spices. For the more adventurous, an Oaxacan menu would not be complete without Chapulines (fried grasshoppers), which are sautéed with garlic, lime and salt served as a delicious appetizer. Mezcal will offer a $30 prix fixe menu for Dine Downtown.


RESTAURANT & LOUNGE in the Four Points by Sheraton, 211 S. First St., San Jose; 408.282.8888; mosaicdowntown. com Located in San Jose’s historical SoFA entertainment and gallery district, Mosaic Restaurant and Lounge is a comfortable juxtaposition of modern design, décor, and aesthetics, in San Jose’s oldest, yet most modern hotel, the Four Points by Sheraton. Mosaic is a unique, one-of-a-kind, destination restaurant and lounge, featuring American and Asian fusion cuisine, tempting desserts, signature cocktails, and a great selection of locally crafted and micro brews. During Dine Downtown, Mosaic will offer a 4-course prix fixe menu for $55.










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SP2 will offer a $30 pre-set menu during Dine Downtown.

96 S. First St., San Jose; 408.279.4225; nemeagreektaverna. com Nemea brings the flavors of Mediterranean culinary freshness into the buzzing heart of downtown San Jose. Their culinary mission is finding the best the world has to offer: the best produce, the best wines, the best spices, the best honey, the best yogurt, and above all, the best meat, fish and seafood you can find. Nemea prides itself on the purity of their dishes that brings out each ingredient’s distinct flavor and nutritional value. Paired with their restaurant’s warm and inviting ambiance and their staff’s undivided, courteous attention, Nemea makes sure your dining experience will be memorable and satisfying. Nemea will offer a 4-course $55 prix fixe menu during Dine Downtown.




10 Days Prix Fixe Menus 3 Ways Chef Specials Let’s Graze Food & Drink Pairings 2018 Participating Restaurants

71 Saint Peter

Loft Bar & Bistro

Cafe Stritch

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Enoteca la Storia

Nemea Greek Taverna

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Olla Cocina

The Grill on the Alley

Poor House Bistro

Hawaiian Poke Bowl


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Sushi Confidential

The Lobby Lounge at Fairmont San Jose

Uproar Brewing Co.

26 N. San Pedro St., San Jose; 408.913.8080; sushiconfidential. com Sushi Confidential draws on American style sushi and Asian fusion influences to bring you an assortment of delicious and unique choices. From the delicious signature rolls to the unique and innovative appetizers, you will be impressed by the menu. Sushi Confidential offers a unique dining experience through innovation, education and artistry. Stop by and have dinner on their new patio. During Dine Downtown, Sushi Confidential will offer a $34.95 and a $44.95 4-course prix fixe menu paired with a sake flight.


SOCIAL FOOD + DRINKERY 48 S. First St., San Jose; 408.287.7199; Nomikai’s social food blends unique ingredients on specialty dough, fusing exotic flavors with familiar presentations. Whether you call it pizza or flatbread, the result is a combination of similarly casual and highly addictive eats. Bringing the fun quotient to a new level, Nomikai is a full bar – what they like to call a drinkery – offering premium Japanese sake, craft spirits, beer and wine. Good for any occasion, Nomikai is a place where friends and family can come and be social. Nomikai will offer a $16 chef special, a summer pizza loaded with freshness: salmon sashimi, avocado, microgreens, pickled red onions and aioli.

OLLA COCINA 17 N. San Pedro St., San Jose; 408.606.7999; Located in historical San Pedro Square, Olla Cocina offers a menu of shareable plates and entrees made with seasonal California ingredients and inspired by multiple regions of Mexico. A fun bar featuring signature cocktails, local and imported beers and wines, colorful

private dining spaces and a modern design complete the Olla dining experience. Olla’s $30 Dine Downtown food and drink pairing will feature Pollo a La Brasa and their featured craft cocktail, the Latin Lover margarita.

POOR HOUSE BISTRO 91 S. Autumn St., San Jose; 408.292.5837; We like our blues cool and our food tasty hot! Poor House Bistro offers the best New Orleans Cuisine this side of the “Big Easy.” Their namesake is derived from the classic New Orleans sandwich called the Po’ Boy (Poor), served inside a Victorian family home (House), turned into a restaurant (Bistro). They serve Muffaletta

sandwiches, seafood fry, grilled burgers, pasta and salads. During Dine Downtown, Poor House Bistro will offer a $20 prix fixe menu of classic Cajun fare.

439 S. First St., San Jose; 408.673.2266; Uproar has been making noise since opening a year ago. Their craft beers are brewed on site in steel drums and oak barrels and paired with a rotating seasonal menu of locally sourced dishes. Uproar already has a reputation for mango habanero ribs, salmon polenta and other amazing comfort foods such as pizzas, tri-tip sandwiches, sliders and fries. They cure their own pickles which are then deep-fried to perfection. The pastrami is house-cured, too, all under the auspices of Brewtus, Uproar’s elephant mascot. Uproar will offer four food and drink pairings during Dine Downtown.


Check to see all of the Dine Downtown menus.

72 N. Almaden Ave., San Jose; 408.299.2000; SP2 Communal Bar + Restaurant serves delicious, locally sourced, American bistro cuisine and house made handcrafted cocktails. Specialties include ginger soy glazed baby back ribs, mac and cheese and sweet and spicy pig pie. Adjacent to the San Pedro Square Market and a slap shot away from the SAP Pavilion; lounge out on their open patio for a sunny day brunch or spend the evening in the restaurant and bar.

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Good Vibrations ‘California Dreamin’’ exhibit explores the idiosyncracies of Left Coast life BY JEFFREY EDALATPOUR


HAT SEPARATES THE American Dream from the one in California? The color of the sunset. Won Ju Lim’s California Dreamin’ at the San Jose Museum of Art is alive with it. She projects photographs of an ordinary Los Angeles street scene onto and across the gallery walls. Lim collected that raw footage herself, editing it at the same time that she worked on the sculptural elements filling up the rest of the room.

The images feature palm trees standing in formation against a blue sky washed in reds, oranges and yellows. Buildings line the horizon and merge together. Shadows swallow them up. But as your eyes get accustomed to the darkness, they also focus on the sculpture, a model city. Simulated highrises, apartment complexes and office parks are pieced together. They're rendered anonymous by square and rectangular shapes made of white foam core and stacks of translucent plexiglas in green, yellow and blue. This city in miniature, along with the shadow of your own body, gets cast inside the skyline projected onto the walls. Lim creates a metropolis that

is both ephemeral and concrete. The sculpture evokes a place you’ve visited before but now resides in your mind as a fading memory, broken down in time, a hazy dream. The details are indistinct. You can only remember the sun as it was setting and how you felt when the night sky replaced those incandescent colors with cold and distant stars. From her home in Los Angeles, Lim discusses the project over the phone. The artist explains that California Dreamin’, first exhibited in 2002, was just one of several large installations in a series titled “Futuristic Ruins.” “These sculpture installations have to do with this idea of a place that is fictional and real at the same time,” she says. Lim’s practice is deeply rooted in architecture. Having studied it as an undergraduate, she went on to get an MFA in studio art. Now she invents blueprints for spectral structures— shimmering houses made of light, her intellect and jewel-colored plexiglas. Lim was born in Gwangju, South Korea, but her family emigrated to Los Angeles when she was 8 years old. She recalls one essential difference between Korean and American homes: “In a





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NEON DREAM Won Ju Lim’s 2002 installation ‘California Dreamin’’ is currently on display at the SJMA.

Korean house, a lot of rooms are not designated for specific functions; they're more fluid and porous.” A breakfast room in the morning will later become a bedroom when the folding table is put away. But growing up in two dissimilar cultures isn’t how she accounts for her ability to create liminal spaces like the ones we experience in California Dreamin’. “When it comes to [my] ethnic identity, I grew up in Los Angeles. Everybody’s in between here,” she says. “Artists in general are always between, on the periphery of looking at culture from outside, and at the same time being a part of culture.” In 2015, she exhibited Raycraft Is Dead at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. One of the sculptures was a model of her house in Southern California. Like many other Angelenos, Lim’s become adept at mythologizing her adopted hometown. “What I love about living in L.A. is that this border between inside and outside is always blurry,” she says. When she started mapping out California Dreamin’, she thought about scale. “I thought about a sculpture that's bigger than the human body. I thought about details so that the viewers could project themselves into the model. And also I thought about materials I could use that would absorb and reflect and refract the light.” “California Dreamin’”—the name of the exhibit as well as the centerpiece installation—also includes three lightboxes in a numbered series called Memory Palace, Terrace 49. They’re smaller narratives that expand on contact, like the various worlds Joseph Cornell contained in his boxes. A work titled #6 could be a neighborhood in Laurel Canyon, where houses and trees mingle on sloping hillsides. A backlight sets the insides of window frames on fire and distorts limbs and leaves so that all sense of proportion is lost. This is Lim’s vision of a California in reverse, a sunless one where dreams flare brightly then burn out. | | | JULY 11-17, 2018



CHOICES BY: Wallace Baine Kaylee Lawler Winona Rajamohan Nick Veronin



*wed *thu



Wed, 7pm, $7+ The Ritz, San Jose

Thu, 6pm, $30 Clos La Chance, San Martin

The Biblical story of Jonah and the Whale is an allegory about forgiveness and mercy. The overarching narrative of Denver duo In the Whale is power, wrath and good old-fashioned rock & roll. Guitarist Nate Valdez and drummer Eric Riley craft barebones hard rock songs about living fast and free. Their 2016 EP, Quicksand, is a propulsive fivesong set that rumbles in at just over 13 minutes. Only two songs crack the three-minute mark. In the Whale come to San Jose on the cusp of releasing yet another EP—their six-song Dopamine is due to drop Aug. 3. (NV)

Danielle Bradbery—known for her 2013 single “Heart of Dixie”—was the season four winner of The Voice. Longtime Nashville songwriter Chuck Wicks had his first big break as a solo artist in 2007 with his song, “Stealing Cinderella.” Both are set to take the stage at this Thursday’s Song & Wine Series, hosted by 95.3 KRTY. Pack a picnic basket or grab some food from from Clos La Chance Vinyard’s in-house chef. This event is for the 21+ crowd, so leave the kiddos at home. (KL)

REMEMBERING THE STRUGGLE Thu, 7pm, $10 NUMU, Los Gatos Author Lise Pearlman and photographer Ilka Hartmann will discuss the Civil Rights movement along with Pearlman’s book, Call Me Phaedra: The Life and Times of Movement Lawyer Fay Stender. A civil rights advocate and attorney, Stender made a name for herself representing influential members of the Black Panthers—and for her prison reform efforts. An exhibit of Hartmann’s photos, Faces of Resistance, is currently on display at the museum. The collection captures moments from the Anti-War and Social Justice movements of the ’60s and ’70s. There will be a Q&A following the talk, and signed copies of Pearlman’s book will be available for purchase. (KL)




Fri, $6+ Triple Crown Records

Fri, 7pm, $15+ Montgomery Theater, San Jose

Saratoga-based Yvette Young is undeniably talented. Raised on a strict regimen of classical violin and piano, she discovered the guitar as an adolescent. Young approaches her instrument as she might the piano, using both hands to tap the frets, coaxing out complex, multi-layered melodies that would be impossible to produce from strumming alone. While the music she makes with her band, Covet, could easily be classified as prog, there is a freewheeling energy to it that is reminiscent of punk and indie. Effloresce, the trio’s first LP on Triple Crown Records, sounds a bit like a highly refined Tera Melos or Hella—with wild guitar heroics balanced by ultra-tight songwriting. (NV)

The talented kids of CMT take to the stage to perform The Wiz. Based on L. Frank Baum’s children’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz—most famously adapted in the MGM cinema classic, The Wizard of Oz—this production is based on the 1978 Broadway musical of the same name. The original staging of The Wiz reimagined the tale of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion with an all-black cast and a score that replaced the jaunty and orchestral music of the 1939 film with rhythmic gospel, soul, funk and R&B numbers. (KL)

* concerts Jul 11 at SAP Center



Jul 17 at Shoreline Amphitheatre


Jul 18 at Shoreline Amphitheatre


Jul 21 at Shoreline Amphitheatre


Jul 27 at Shoreline Amphitheatre


Jul 31 at City National Civic


Aug 6 at Mountain Winery


Aug 7 at Shoreline Amphitheatre


Aug 10-12 at Plaza de Cesar Chavez


Aug 14 at SAP Center


Aug 14 at City National Civic


Aug 18 at City National Civic






Sat, 11am, $45+ Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose

Sat, 10am, Free Downtown Los Altos

Sat, 6pm $40 Bing Concert Hall Lawn, Stanford

The Los Altos Art & Wine Festival is back for its 39th year, bringing handcrafted jewelry, sculpture, paintings, live music, food—and, of course, vino—to downtown Los Altos. At the event, 290 artists and artisans from all over the country will take over Main and State streets while locals sip, stroll and enjoy tunes courtesy of Doobie Brothers tribute band Long Train Runnin’. It’s a family-friendly event, and youngsters are invited to partake in a variety of activities, including rides and arts and crafts in the Kidzone. Parking is free and cyclists can take advantage of the bike valet. The event runs through Sunday. (KL)

Despite her rising popularity, Grammy Award-winning Spanish rapper Mala Rodriguez is keeping it real— insisting on continuing to spit in her native language rather than make a play for a wider English-speaking audience. Favoring beats that incorporate elements of flamenco music, Rodriguez uses the mic to champion feminist ideals. She’ll be joined at this Sonido Clash event by the brother-sister electronica duo Sotomayor. The siblings are known for blending cumbia, Afrobeat and Andean textures into their funky, ultra-danceable creations. Key tracks include “Morenita” and “Pajarito.” Chulita Vinyl Club and rapper Chhoti Maa round out the bill. (KL)

The seventh annual Island Reggae Fest is back with a full day of entertainment celebrating island culture and the reggae lifestyle. The festival has expanded this year with a new attraction titled “Roots & Culture,” which will focus on Polynesian customs and tradition. Catch global artists like Fiji, who reigns as one of the biggest names in Hawaiian reggae, Kiwi soul songstress Aaradhna, roots reggae band Katchafire, Jamaican duo Chaka Demus & Pliers and many more. Top things off with some authentic Polynesian food, dance showcases and carnival rides for all ages. (WR)



Tue, 8pm, $31+ Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View The five singers that make up the group Pentatonix (aka PTX) are all about the wow factor— showcasing just exactly what the human voice is capable of. The Texas-born, L.A.-based a cappella group vaulted to national prominence in 2011 thanks to NBC’s The Sing Off, and have continued to dominate the pop charts with their own cover versions of everything from Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” to the Ghostbusters theme to a loving tribute to Daft Punk. PTX has already won three Grammys and has forever changed how pop audiences think of a cappella music. (WB)

Aug 26 at SAP Center


Sep 2 at Mexican Heritage Plaza


Sep 5 at Mountain Winery


Sep 12 at SAP Center


Sep 20 at Shoreline Amphitheatre


Sep 28 at Mountain Winery


Sep 28 at City National Civic


Sep 28 at The Ritz


Sep 30 at SAP Center


Oct 2 at SAP Center


Nov 16 at SAP Center

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TRUTH TELLER Playwright and Watsonville native Jeanne Sakata Come early. The fun starts an hour before each movie. | (408) 279-1775

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tells the story of an interned Japanese American’s long fight for his rights in ‘Hold These Truths.’

Hidden Truths

JEANNE SAKATA’S father never talked about his internment. He didn’t want her to hold any resentment toward her country. He hoped his family could move forward and not look back. Her father was in high school when President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized Executive Order 9066 to relocate more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry, including U.S. citizens, to internment camps following the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. “My father would always give me short answers, and then he would change the subject when I would ask about it,” Sakata, a Watsonville native, remembers. “After they got out of those camps, many of the nisei—second-generation Japanese Americans—felt that the best way to deal with the trauma was to not talk about it.” It wasn’t until Sakata opened a textbook in high school that she understood what incarcerated Japanese Americans had gone through during World War II. Then she saw John de Graaf’s A Personal Matter: Gordon Hirabayashi vs. the United States, which documents Hirabayashi’s 50-year fight for equality. Hirabayashi challenged the constitutionality of the forced relocation of Japanese Americans all the way to the Supreme Court. Hold These Truths He lost his case, and it wasn’t until more than 40 years later that the charges were overturned. Thru Aug 5, $35+ Sakata wanted to bring more attention to Hirabayashi’s Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto story. Her one-man show Dawn's Light: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi debuted in 2007 at East West Players in Los Angeles. Later retitled Hold These Truths, the play tells the story of Hirabayashi’s fight for his rights as an American citizen. Actor Joel de la Fuente plays 37 characters in the 90-minute show, including Hirabayashi. Hirabayashi died in 2012, at the age of 93, just before President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The play is experiencing a timely resurgence; its been produced nine times in the last two years. Though the political climate has changed dramatically since the show began, Sakata says she believes Hold These Truths continues to resonate with many people across various backgrounds who have experienced fear and mistrust of the government based on their heritage. “There are so many of us that are feeling threatened,” Sakata says of minority communities. “I am hoping that there will be a sense of empathy so that if one of us is threatened, all of us are threatened. That we will stick up for each other, and fight on behalf of everyone.” —Georgia Johnson

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In documentary ‘The King,’ Elvis is a metaphor for American malaise BY JEFFREY EDALATPOUR


ANCY ROOKS WAS the housekeeper at Graceland when Elvis Presley died in 1977. Toward the end of Eugene Jarecki’s documentary The King, she demonstrates the way to make one of his favorite meals, a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich on white bread.

“You put the butter in the skillet and do it like you do a grilled cheese sandwich,” Rooks explains. This method is slightly different from the one his cook, the late Mary Jenkins,

demonstrates in "The Burger and The King," a 1995 BBC program—she toasted the bread first before putting it in the buttered frying pan—but the message is still the same. Elvis gratified every one of his unhealthy habits until the cumulative effects killed him at 42. Adding to the ongoing list of postmortem films that try to exhume and revivify Elvis—if not his actual corpse then his enduring mythology— Jarecki begins his version of the story by examining highlights from The King’s biographical “reel.” He makes an impressionistic collage of those moments in Elvis’ life we’re overly familiar with—his first recording sessions at Sun Records

in Memphis, those unruly hips that made an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, the army conscription, a meeting with his cat-eyed, future bride-to-be Priscilla and the arrival of his Machiavellian manager Col. Tom Parker. Jarecki pastes archival audio snippets of the dead pop star over countless still and moving images of Elvis surrounded by smothering fans, press and paparazzi. The director creates the illusion of bringing him temporarily back to life when he pairs this black and white imagery with his disembodied speaking voice. The King also draws a sly, present-day parallel between fans lining up for selfies and the toxic quality of Elvis’ supernovalike fame in the 1950s. But the director wants to accomplish something more than merely repeating the story of a single icon’s highly publicized rise and fall. He interviews civilians, musicians and celebrities alike to hear their reminiscences about the man they knew, the Elvis they once fell in love with or the bloated showman they take pity on or mock. Those interviews are pointedly shot before the U.S. presidential election






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FALL FROM GRACELAND At his height, Elvis Presley captivated the nation; at his lowest, he died on his toilet hopped up on opiods.

of 2016. Jarecki is intent on creating an Elvis-shaped prism through which entertainers like Ethan Hawke, Alec Baldwin, Chuck D, Mike Myers and a platitude-wielding Dan Rather can reflect on the American condition. To visually unite this random assortment of talking heads, the filmmakers borrowed The King’s 1963 silver Rolls Royce and drove it across the country. They followed the outlines of Elvis’ career geographically. The camera travels from Tupelo, Mississippi, where he was born, to Los Angeles for his sellout Hollywood phase and on to his final years in Las Vegas. Elvis’ biography may provide context for those in the audience who know little to nothing about him, but it’s ultimately beside the point in The King. More than anything, Jarecki wants to make sense of what will become of the nation in a post-Obama America. So Elvis the man gets subsumed by “Elvis” the metaphor. The hip-hop artist Immortal Technique neatly sums up what he represents for the filmmaker: “If Elvis is your metaphor for America, we’re about to OD.” David Simon (The Wire) also suggests that driving an American car like a Cadillac would have made for a better symbol than a Rolls Royce. Jarecki acknowledges the limits of comparing Elvis’ decline with that of America’s by including comments like Simon’s, or by the political pundit Van Jones, that question his approach to the subject—but he does get a lot of mileage from testing the idea. Other artists express more sympathy for the isolated Elvis, for someone who lacked the imagination or willpower to do more than obey the Hollywood and record executives who signed his massive paychecks. Emmylou Harris poetically says, “He’s almost like a Greek tragic figure, alone in that experience. Maybe he was The King, but he was doomed.” Many of those interviewed begin to talk about Elvis but end up sounding like they’re also talking about America. John Hiatt does this when he sits in the back seat of the Rolls. He gets choked up, and, unable to say a word, starts to cry. | | | JULY 11-17, 2018



WESTERN ROMANCE Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska star in ‘Damsel,’ a black comedy masquerading as a Western.

Not So Little Women ACCORDING TO Hollywood Westerns, women find salvation in the arms of the men who rescue them. Wearing heavy wool prairie skirts and floral print blouses, they stand helpless before Indians, snakes and black-hatted ne’er-do-wells. The classic example features John Wayne retrieving Natalie Wood from the Comanches in The Searchers (1956). But the trope persists even in a beautifully crafted movie like Hostiles, released earlier this year, in which Christian Bale escorts the towering screen goddess Rosamund Pike out of Comanche territory (Those Comanches again! You’d think that white folks would have figured out by now why they’re trying to protect their own land). But in the Zellner brothers’ hybrid film Damsel—a black comedy clothed in Western garb—Mia Wasikowska, as Penelope, destroys that dusty old notion. To signal that she’s going to be a different kind of movie heroine, the costume designer Damsel cinches her midriff in a subtle tunic when she first appears on screen. It’s like a less flamboyant version of 113 Mins; R Wonder Woman’s, but with Penelope’s arms and legs 3Below Theaters, also covered. Her outfit indicates that she’s in battle San Jose armor and prepared to fight off any passing intruder. Wasikowska’s steely-eyed performance isn’t entirely without precedent. In Nicholas Ray’s Johnny Guitar (1954), Joan Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge chew the male actors up and then spit them off screen like lumps of flavorless tobacco. And Hailee Steinfeld brings the right amount of gumption to her vengeful character in the Coen brothers’ remake of True Grit (2010). But Wasikowska’s Penelope is a determined leap forward. She skillfully defends herself from the men who pursue her with an inner strength that stems from her willpower and intellect as much as from her facility with firearms. The men who knock on her door believe, incorrectly, that not only does Penelope need rescuing but that each one of them in turn is the man for the job. With Wasikowska behind the trigger, Damsel points a rifle directly at male vanity and shoots a hole right through the target’s heart. That Robert Pattinson, of Twilight movie fame, should embody that quality as her main suitor Samuel feels exactly right. He may be sporting a silver-capped canine tooth but he still looks fine in 19th century pants. It’s an added bonus that the American accent he’s invented never once strays from the foolish tenor of a country bumpkin. Pattinson, like his co-star, is choosing to work with great directors on smaller films like this one. And they’re both enjoying the characters the Zellners have written for them. When Samuel and Penelope dance together in the opening scene, they convey something that’s rarely captured on screen—unadulterated joy. —Jeffrey Edalatpour

WIND INSTRUMENTS Straight No Chaser performs a cappella renditions of classic songs.

Vocals Only A cappella group Straight No Chaser are reunited thanks to a viral video BY BILL KOPP


OUNDED IN 1996 when all of its members were students at Indiana University, a cappella group Straight No Chaser has gone through more than its share of changes. But the group’s unique, old-meetsnew approach—all-vocal performances of original and classic songs with beatboxing—has endured and expanded its audience. Widespread success was unexpected. The original 10 members sang together from 1996 to 1999; after that, Straight No Chaser continued as a collegiate group with

all new vocalists. But nearly a decade after it was filmed, a video of the original lineup performing “The 12 Days of Christmas” went viral on YouTube; to date the clip has been viewed nearly 22 million times. In the wake of this rediscovery, eight of the original 10 members reunited, adding two members of the second collegiate lineup. In 2008, Straight No Chaser was signed to a major label recording deal. The group made its recorded debut with the seasonal themed Holiday Spirits. To date the group has released six studio albums plus four EPs, including Six Pack: Volume 3, the group’s latest. One original member, tenor and dance captain Steve Morgan, remained with Straight No Chaser

through 2008 then left for a few years, returning in 2013. Asked to describe how the group has changed over the years, he quips, “I like to think that we really turned a corner when I came back.” More thoughtfully, Morgain says, “Over time we’ve just been refining our craft, figuring out what we do,” he says. “And so much of what we do is predicated on what the audience responds to. We’ve [learned] what they’d like to see from us, and we’ve tried to maximize those moments for them … and for us.” With nine vocalists, there are ample opportunities to explore complex harmonies, countermelodies and bass lines. But with that complexity come challenges; organization is essential. “Some of the songs, you kind of slide through,” Morgan says. “Others—some of the more involved medleys and taking a song and trying to reimagine it— those are more labors of love that will take a little more time” to develop. Loosely speaking, the nine vocalists have assigned roles. “We have up to four guys who will do vocal percussion, for instance, in any given





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song,” Morgan explains. “The basses are generally relegated to the bass men, just because none of the rest of us can get down there.” But there’s a great deal of versatility within the group’s lineup, which features five tenors, two basses and two baritones. “The tenors certainly can float around,” Morgan says. “And we do a lot of that, because we [create] all the arrangements ourselves. So we can try to put each individual voice on the part we think would sound best for that particular song.” In live performance, the nuances of the human voice can easily be lost or distorted. As a vocals-only ensemble, Straight No Chaser has to face that challenge head-on. “We use in-ear monitors,” Morgan says. “And we have an incredible sound guy who’s like a 10th member. ... From the moment that we start rehearsing, he knows how to mix our voices.” In breaks between live performances, Straight No Chaser is nearing completion of its seventh full-length release. “We’ve been in the studio back in Bloomington, Indiana,” Morgan says. He describes the upcoming album, due out in the fall, as “the most conceptual we’ve ever done. It’s kind of the story of us, through other people’s songs.” And for Straight No Chaser, that approach has served the group well. Because of the way the group sometimes creates radical, innovative reinventions of well-known tunes, Straight No Chaser is likened to Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, the popular instruments-and-voice group that recasts contemporary pop songs in retro arrangements. And even the members of the a cappella group are sometimes surprised by how well their own reinterpretations turn out. “When you get a blending and interweaving of nine voices, some real thumpin’ percussion going, and some steps that heighten the performance value, then you say, ‘All right. We’re on to something here,’” Morgan says. “And those are great moments.” | | | JULY 11-17, 2018


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6:30PM WED 7/11 • OPEN SPACE FEAT. TSHAKA CAMPBELL @ EASTRIDGE As your Santa Clara County Poet Laureate (Dang, that is fun to type. Takes about a full minute to do it!), I encourage you to go see fellow poet Tshaka Campbell. I believe he’s got one of the most evocative, inspiring voices in the South Bae. Near JCPenney, 2200 Eastridge Loop, San Jose

9PM WED 7/11 • DARTO, CONTRAIL, NEEDLE TO THE GROOVE @ CAFE STRITCH Not feeling like looking at people in the face? Feel like feeling something all by yourself? Come grab a drink and “Seattle in.” This looks to be a beautiful, upper-level lo-fi evening. 374 S First St, San Jose

9PM THU 7/12 • CHRIS BURKHARDT, BRIE CAPONE @ CARAVAN LOUNGE Supported by Archaeologist and Granite Hands, this is easily the most eclectic line-up of musicians on the same bill this week. They’re all as talented as they are different from each other. Mr. Burkhardt is probably the best slide guitarist in the South Bae. Granite Hands is a nice surprise from San Antonio. Rachel’s nailin’ it with booking the ‘Van. 98 S Almaden Ave, San Jose


Two of the most delightful voices in the South Bae. 44 Race St, San Jose

9:30PM FRI 7/13 • MATT HERRERO @ DRAGON THEATRE CO. Matt is fun as all heck. It’s fair to say he’s mostly talent, sound and bones. 2120 Broadway St, Redwood City

9PM SAT 7/14 • RAVEN STATE, NOVELA @ CARAVAN LOUNGE I cannot believe this show is free. I love Novela. I would take a part-time job making them sandwiches and lemonade. Now I offer the same services to Raven State. Sick. Seriously, good line-up, Rachel. 98 S Almaden Ave, San Jose

9PM TUE 7/17 • CIRCUS OF SIN: VACATION IN HELL @ CARAVAN The Circus and Some Guy never, ever fail to entertain the jam-packed crowd that comes for the skin and the sin. I always leave with an extra layer of old-Catholic sweat. 98 S Almaden Ave, San Jose = MUST SEE


WED 7/11

COOKING: MADELEINES & MACAROONS 5pm: International Culinary Center 700 W Hamilton Ave, Campbell

BARKS & BREWS 5pm: Strike Brewing Company 2099 S 10th St #30, San Jose


Open Mic Night. Tue, 7pm: Aki Kumar’s Blues Jam. 91 S Autumn St, San Jose

SUMMER NIGHTS: JOHNNY NERI 5pm: The Hilton 300 Almaden Blvd, San Jose


WINES & VIBES POOR HOUSE BISTRO Wed, 6pm: Tap Takeover w/ The Sid Morris Gang. Fri, 7/13, 6pm: Johnny Rawls Band. Sat, 7/14, 6pm: Shane Dwight Band CD Release Party. Sun, 7/15, 11am: New Orleans Piano Brunch With Johnny Fabulous. 4pm: Tebo's Tribute to Howlin’ Wolf. Last Thu, 6pm: Six String Showdown with AC Myles. Mon, 6pm: Mixed

6pm: Guglielmo Winery 1480 E Main Ave, Morgan Hill

ZYDECO: THE GATOR NATION BAND 6pm: Stafford Park 50 King St, Redwood City

POET: TSHAKA CAMPBELL Open Space Open Mic 6:30pm: Eastridge (Near JCPenney)


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5:30pm/No Cover • Perfect location Drink Specials • Beer and Wine to Go Air Conditioning FRI JUL 13 SALSA SPOT

Orquesta Bembé 10:30pm/$15 Cover / $10 w/student ID SAT JUL 14

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metroactive EVENTS 30 2200 Eastridge Loop, San Jose

WEST COAST SONGWRITERS COMPETITION PLAYOFFS 6:30pm: Art Boutiki Music Hall 44 Race St, San Jose


7pm: Little Lou's BBQ 2455 Winchester Blvd, Campbell


6.30pm: San Jose Municipal Golf Course 1560 Oakland Rd, San Jose

Wed, 7/11, 8pm: In The Whale, Strange Kicks, The Pale Rumors. Thu, 7/12, 8pm: King of the Road: Season 3 - Episode 2 (Advance Screening). Fri, 7/13, 8pm: Bad Manners (UK), The Odd Numbers, The Champions Inc. Sat, 7/14, 8pm: Emo Night Tour 2018. Sun, 7/15, 8pm: UGWA’s 3rd Anniversary. Wed, 7/18, 7pm: Aseptic Album Release (front room). 400 S First St, San Jose


w/ Needle to the Groove DJs 9pm: Cafe Stritch 374 S First St, San Jose



7pm: Chromatic Coffee 17 N Second St, San Jose 8pm: City Lights Theater Company 529 S Second St, San Jose 8pm: JJ’s Lounge 3439 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose


8pm: Moe’s Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz


with Archaeologist, Granite Hands 9pm: Caravan Lounge 98 S Almaden Ave, San Jose


11am: Campbell Library 77 Harrison Ave, Campbell


Finally Fridays Concert Series 5pm: Plaza de Cesar Chavez 1 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose

5pm: Gordon Biersch Brewing Company 357 E Taylor St, San Jose


5:30pm: Plaza De Cesar Chavez 1 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose


6:30pm: Orchard City Green 70 N First St, Campbell

7:30pm: Cafe Pink House 14577 Big Basin Way, Saratoga


8pm: Little Lou’s BBQ 2455 S Winchester Blvd, Campbell


8pm: The Cats 17533 Santa Cruz Hwy

HIP-HOP: CLYDE CARSON 8:45pm: Back Bar Sofa 418 S Market St, San Jose


Fri, 7/13, 9pm: Patron Latin Rhythms. Sat, 7/14, 9pm: Tommy Castro & The Painkillers. 3340 Mowry Ave, Fremont

PUNK & FUZZ: JOAN AND THE RIVERS with Bosswitch (San Diego), The Brankas 9pm: Caravan Lounge 98 S Almaden Ave, San Jose



7:30pm: Art Boutiki 44 Race St, San Jose

FRI 7/13

4pm: Newpark Mall 2086 Newpark Mall, Newark

Wed & Sun, 10pm: DJ Hank. Thu, 7/12, 10pm: DJ DVS Dave. Fri, 7/13, 10pm: The Spazmatics. Sat, 7/14, 8am: World Cup Finale. 10pm: Hot Tub Time Machine. Tue, 10pm: PubStumpers. 5027 Almaden Expy, San Jose

6:30pm: Central Park 909 Kiely Blvd, San Jose







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JACK ROSE LIBATION HOUSE Fri, 7/13, 5:30pm: Brickhouse. Sat, 7/14, 5:30pm: RPM. Sun, 10am: Brunch. 3pm: Reggae Sundays. Mon-Fri, 4-6pm: Happy hour. 18840 SaratogaLos Gatos Rd, Los Gatos


6pm: Happy Hollow Park & Zoo 1300 Senter Rd, San Jose


6pm: Terra Amico, 460 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

Fri & Sat, 9:30pm 1072 Lincoln Ave, San Jose


9:30pm: Dragon Theatre Co. 2120 Broadway St, Redwood City


10:30pm: Club Fox 2209 Broadway St, Redwood City

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11am: Santa Clara Convention Center 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara

MUSIC FUN UNDER THE SUN: NATHALIA 12pm: Children’s Discovery Museum 180 Woz Way, San Jose


1pm: Cafe Pink House 14577 Big Basin Way, Saratoga


2:30pm: Snake & Butterfly 191 E Campbell Ave, Campbell


with Midnight Sinfini, Ardra, Stormfall 7pm: Bobby D’s Cocktail Lounge 700 Winslow St, Redwood City

7am: Almaden Quicksilver County Park 21785 Almaden Rd, San Jose


10am: Santa Clara Convention Center 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara


11am: Plaza De Cesar Chavez 1 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose

ART EXHIBITION: JENNY ODELL GUADALUPE RIVER BIKE TOUR 1pm: San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art 560 S First St, San Jose


2:30pm: West Valley Light Opera 13777 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga


Music written by Be’eri Moalem 7:30pm: Pacific Art League 668 Ramona St, Palo Alto

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT 8pm: South Bay Musical Theatre 13777 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga

PARTY BAND: BI POLAR BEARS 8pm: The Cats 17533 Santa Cruz Hwy


8pm: Dinkelspiel Auditorium 471 Lagunita Dr, Stanford


with Exploding Like Spiders 9pm: Caravan Lounge 98 S Almaden Ave, San Jose



8pm: Back Bar SoFA 418 S Market St, San Jose


7am: Be the Change Yoga & Wellness 52 S First St, Ste 320, San Jose

CRYING UNCLE BLUEGRASS BAND 12pm: Children’s Discovery Museum 180 Woz Way, San Jose


6pm: San Pedro Square Market Bar 87 N San Pedro St, San Jose


POST-MODERN JUG BAND: 5 CENT COFFEE with Brohamsterdam 7pm: Art Boutiki Music Hall 44 Race St, San Jose

7:30pm: Dinkelspiel Auditorium 471 Lagunita Dr, Stanford

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Sun, 4pm: Novak-Nanni Duo. San Jose. Thu-Sun, 8:30pm: Karaoke. 2988 Almaden Expy, San Jose


5:30pm: Schultz Cultural Arts Hall 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto

SOMETHIN’ ELSE: A TRIBUTE TO CANNONBALL ADDERLEY 7:30pm: Dinkelspiel Auditorium 471 Lagunita Dr, Stanford


10pm: Temple BarLounge 52 S First St, San Jose

First Tue, 6pm: Bean Creek. 2nd Tue, 6pm: Sidesaddle & Co. 3rd Tue, 6pm: Wildcat Mountain Ramblers. 4th Tue, 6pm: The Mighty Crows. 2nd Wed, 6pm: Blue House. 3rd Wed, 6pm: Fred McCarthy. 4th Wed, 6pm: Jerry Logan & Loganville. 1110 S Bascom Ave, San Jose


7:30pm: Sahaja Yoga Meditation Center 37138 Niles Blvd, Fremont


7:30pm: The Mountain Winery 14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga



Vacation in Hell 9pm: Caravan Lounge 98 S Almaden Ave, San Jose


12pm: St. James Park North Second & St. James streets


RUTH DAVIES' BLUES NIGHT w/ Special Guest Eric Bibb


Tue, 10pm: Karaoke. Wed: Country Music & Buck Beers. Fri & Sat: Rotating DJs (no hip-hop). Sun: Service Industry Night (half off with your industry card). 803 Lincoln Ave, San Jose


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IRIE INFLUENTIAL Toots & the Maytals have been rocking steady for more than a half century.

Toots, Rock, Reggae ANY CASUAL MUSIC fan knows at least one reggae artist: Bob Marley. While it’s true that Marley and his group the Wailers were making ska and rocksteady music—two Jamaican styles that predate reggae—as early as 1963, the Maytals were the first to use the term “reggae,” and can thus lay legitimate claim to being the “first” reggae group. Led by singer, guitarist and songwriter Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, the Maytals (or Toots & the Maytals, as they would come to be known) released the single “Do the Reggay” in 1968. A hit in Jamaica, that single helped reggae’s popularity begin to spread beyond the Caribbean island nation. In 1969 the group scored more Jamaican hits with the singles “54-46 (That’s My Number),” “Pressure Drop” and “Sweet and Dandy.” In 1970 Toots & the Maytals broke out internationally with “Monkey Man.” That and the three previously mentioned singles were included on the group’s now-classic 1969 LP Sweet and Dandy, reissued in the U.S. (in modified form) in 1972 as Monkey Man. Two Maytals songs were featured on the soundtrack of the influential 1972 film The Harder They Come, and a deal with Chris Blackwell’s Island Records helped make Funky Kingston (1973) and 1975’s Reggae Got Soul international hits. The Who asked Toots & the

Maytals to be their opening act on the British group’s 197576 tour of North America, helping to further expand the Jamaican group’s audience. In the new wave era of the late 1970s and early ’80s, renewed interest in ska led to revived popularity of some of the Maytals’ earlier, pre-reggae recordings. Both the Specials and the Clash covered songs from the Maytals’ reggae years. Toots & the Maytals Toots & the Maytals split in 1981, after the release of July 12, 5:30 p.m. their Knockout LP, but Hibbert $15-350 reformed the group with a new Plaza de Cesar Chavez, lineup a decade later. The band San Jose played two high-profile, wellreceived sets at the 2017 Coachella Festival; later that year the group headlined the worldmusic WOMAD Festival. Toots & the Maytals have released more than 30 albums—studio, live and compilation—and in late June the group was once again in the studio, working on a follow-up to 2012’s Reggae Got Soul: Unplugged on Strawberry Hill. They headline Music in the Park this week. —Bill Kopp


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ENGINEERING/ TECHNOLOGY Quora, Inc., questions-and-answers service, has multiple openings in Mountain View, CA for Software Engineer (SWE01): Create APIs (application programming interface) and abstractions to solve complex technical problems; and Data Scientist (DS01): Work on product development process by uncovering key insights from Quora’s data. Ref job code and send resume to Quora, Attn: HR, 650 Castro Street, Suite 450, Mountain View, CA 94041.

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LEGALS & PUBLIC NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #642156 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: California Vascular & Vein Center, 9360 No Name Uno Rd., STE 110, Gilroy, CA, 95020, California Vascular & Vein Center, Inc., 2808 F Street STE A, Bakersfield, CA, 93301. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 04/09/2018. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/

Mallik Thatipelli. President. #3295469. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 05/10/2018. (pub Metro 06/06, 06/13, 06/23, 06/27/2018)


NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the informationbelow.You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and fegat papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copyserved on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear yourcase. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California CourtsOnline Self-He!p Center (, your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, askthe court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and propertymay be taken without further warning from the court.There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorneyreferral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locatethese nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (, the California Courts Online Self-Help Center(www., or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees andcosts on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case.jAV/501 Lo han demandado. Sf no responde dentro de 30 dlas, Ia corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versi6n. Lea Ia informaci6n acantinuaci6n. Tiene 30 DiAS DE CALENDAR/0 despues de que le entreguen esta citaci6n y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta par escrito en estacorte y hacer que se entregue una capia a! demandante. Una carta a una 1/amada telef6nica nolo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estaren farmato legal correcto sf desea que procesen su caso en Ia corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de Ia corte y mas informaci6n en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (, en Iabiblioteca de !eyes de su condado a en Ia corte que le quede mas cerca. Sf no puede pagar Ia cuota de presentaci6n, pida af secretario de Ia corteque le de un formulario de exenci6n de pago de cuotas. Sino presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y Ia corte lepodra quitar su suefdo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia.Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que flame a un abogado inmediatamente. Sino conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un seNicio deremisi6n a abogados. Sf no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener se!Vicios legales gratuitos de unprograma de seNicios legales sin fines de Iuera. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de Iuera en el sitio web de California Legal SeNices,(www.lawhelpcalifornia.orgJ, en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, {wNw. o poniendose en contacto con Ia corte o elcolegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, Ia corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costas exentos por imponer un gravamen sabrecualquier recuperacf6n de $10,000 6 mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesi6n de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene quepagar el gravamen de Ia corte antes de que Ia corte pueda desechar el caso.The name and address of the court is: (EI nombre y direcci6n de Ia corte es): Santa Clara County Superior Court, 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiffs attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is:(EI nombre, Ia direcci6n y el numero de teletono del abogado del demandante. o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es):Aziz Abad and Farah Dormanesh 5072 Adair Way, San Jose, CA 95124DATE: Apr-10-2018R Jimenez/ClerkR Jimenez/Deputy(Pub Dates 06/27, 07/04, 07/11, 07/18)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #643661 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Jins Valley Fair, 2. J!ns Valley Fair, 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara, CA, 95050, Jins Eyewear US, Inc., 151 Powell St.,

San Francisco, CA, 94102. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 09/01/2016. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Jin Arai. President. #3622789. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 06/22/2018. (pub Metro 06/27, 07/04, 07/11, 07/18/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #643891 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Sip N Bowl, 2. Sip N’ Bowl, 1163 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, CA, 95125, Thuan Hoang, 2140 Pedro Ave., Milpitas, CA, 95035. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 06/29/2018. /s/ Thuan Hoang. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 06/29/2018. (pub Metro 07/04, 07/11, 07/18, 07/25/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES STATEMENT #643729 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Guardian Security Solutions, 3591 Charter Park Drive, San Jose, CA, 95136, Guardian Arms Inc. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Eric Engstrom. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 06/25/2018. (pub Metro 07/04, 07/11, 07/18, 07/25/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #643213 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Bentolicious, 4833 Hopyard Road, Suite E-3, Pleasanton, CA, 94588, Bentolicious, Inc. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 06/07/2018. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Leonard Hsu. Treasurer. #4105333. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 06/07/2018. (pub Metro 07/04, 07/11, 07/18, 07/25/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #643490 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Crown Auto Body, 2. Crown Auto Body & Paint Shop, 1365 Minnis Cir., Milpitas, CA, 95035, Friendly Motorsports, Inc., 350 Kiely Blvd., #C, San Jose, CA, 95129. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 05/01/2018. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Irene Li. Secretary #4142561. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 06/15/2018. (pub Metro 07/04, 07/11, 07/18, 07/25/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #643824 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Cruise Planners, 2. INTHEDETAILSTRAVEL.COM, 1910 Nelson Drive, Santa Clara, CA, 95054, Rachel Stewart. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 06/25/2018. /s/Rachel Stewart. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 06/27/2018. (pub Metro 07/11, 07/18, 07/25, 08/01/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #644052 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: JG Transport, 1652 Hollingsworth Drive, Mountain View, CA, 94040, John Green. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 07/01/2018. /s/John Green. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/03/2018. (pub Metro 07/11, 07/18, 07/25, 08/01/2018)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Lan House Cleaning, 305 Checkers Dr., #202, San Jose, CA, 95133, Lan Huynh Nguyen. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 07/05/2018. /s/Lan Huynh Nguyen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 06/27/2018. (pub Metro 07/11, 07/18, 07/25, 08/01/2018)

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: CHARLES ROGER WEBER, AKA CHARLES R. WEBER, AKA CHARLES WEBER. CASE NO.: 18PR183822. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Charles Roger Weber, aka Charles R. Weber, aka Charles Weber. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Public Administrator of the County of Santa Clara in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA CLARA. The Petition for Probate requests that the Public Administrator of the County of Santa Clara be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court on September 14, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in Department 12 at the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk Attorney of petitioner: Mark A. Gonzalez, Lead Deputy County Counsel, OFFICE OF THE COUNTY COUNSEL, 373 West Julian Street, Suite 300, San Jose, CA, 95110. Tel No.: (408) 758-4217. (Pub Dates: 7/11, 7/18, 7/25/2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #643511 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Paws Made For Walking, 2685 Skylark Ave., San Jose, CA, 95125, Leanne P. Henderson. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Leanne P. Henderson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 06/18/2018. (pub Metro 07/11, 07/18, 07/25, 08/01/2018)

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: SHU WEN YUN, NO. 18-PR183833 To all heirs, beneficiaries creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of: SHU WEN YUNA Petition for Probate has been filed by: Rebecca R. Yu in the Superior Court of California, County of: SANTA CLARA. The petition for Probate requests that: Rebecca R. Yu be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court.A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Sept 6, 2018 at 9 a.m. in Dept. 12 located at 191 NORTH FIRST STREET, SAN JOSE, CA, 95113. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or ofany petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney of petitioner: Patricia A. Boyes, Esq, 84 W Santa Clara Street, Suite 550, San Jose, CA 95113-1812 (408) 572-5665Pub CC 07/04, 07/11, 07/18/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #643006 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Shalom Christian Academy, 383 Spar Ave., San Jose, CA, 95117, Dong Chin, 885 Dogwood Ct., San Jose, CA, 95128. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 08/24/2009. Refile of previous #499593 with changes. /s/Dong Chin. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 06/01/2018. (pub Metro 06/20, 06/27, 07/04, 07/11/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #643413 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Bay’s Best Moving Company, 2. BBM CO, 3671 Mace Ct., San Jose, CA, 95127, Hayden Karl Wolf. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 06/04/2018. /s/Hayden Karl S Wolf. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 06/14/2018. (pub Metro 06/20, 06/27, 0704, 07/11/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #642500 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Environmental Edges, 349 Curtner Ave., Campbell, CA, 95008, Susan M. Landry. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 05/21/2018. /s/Susan M. Landry. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 05/21/2018. (pub Metro 06/20, 06/27, 0704, 07/11/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #643662 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Manna & Salwa, 6135 Paso Los Cerritos, San Jose, CA, 95120. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 01/06/2018. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Ali Ballou. Member. #C4158427. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 06/22/2018. (pub Metro 06/27, 07/04, 07/11, 07/18/2018)

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your key theme right

now is growth. Let’s dig in and analyze its nuances. 1. Not all growth is good for you. It may stretch you too far too fast, beyond your capacity to integrate and use it. 2. Some growth that is good for you doesn’t feel good to you. It might force you to transcend comforts that are making you stagnant, and that can be painful. 3. Some growth that’s good for you may meet resistance from people close to you; they might prefer you to remain just as you are, and may even experience your growth as a problem. 4. Some growth that isn’t particularly good for you may feel pretty good. For instance, you could enjoy working to improve a capacity or skill that is irrelevant to your long-term goals. 5. Some growth is good for you in some ways, and not so good in other ways. You have to decide if the trade-off is worth it. 6. Some growth is utterly healthy for you, feels pleasurable, and inspires other people.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You can’t sing with someone else’s mouth, Taurus. You can’t sit down and settle into a commanding new power spot with someone else’s butt. Capiche? I also want to tell you that it’s best if you don't try to dream with someone else’s heart, nor should you imagine you can fine-tune your relationship with yourself by pushing someone else to change. But here’s an odd fact: You can enhance your possibility for success by harnessing or borrowing or basking in other people’s luck. Especially in the coming weeks. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You wouldn’t attempt to cure a case of hiccups by repeatedly smacking your head against a wall, right? You wouldn’t use an anti-tank rocket launcher to eliminate the mosquito buzzing around your room, and you wouldn't set your friend’s hair on fire as a punishment for arriving late to your rendezvous at the café. So don’t overreact to minor tweaks of fate, my dear Gemini. Don’t overmedicate tiny disturbances. Instead, regard the glitches as learning opportunities. Use them to cultivate more patience, expand your tolerance and strengthen your character. CANCER (June 21-July 22): I pay tribute to your

dizzying courage, you wise fool. I stage-whisper “Congratulations!” as you slip away from your hypnotic routine and wander out to the edge of mysterious joy. With a crazy grin of encouragement and my fist pressed against my chest, I salute your efforts to transcend your past. I praise and exalt you for demonstrating that freedom is never permanent but must be reclaimed and reinvented on a regular basis. I cheer you on as you avoid every temptation to repeat yourself, demean yourself and chain yourself.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): I’m feeling a bit helpless as I

watch you messing with that bad but good stuff that is so wrong but right for you. I am rendered equally inert as I observe you playing with the strong but weak stuff that’s interesting but probably irrelevant. I fidget and sigh as I monitor the classy but trashy influence that’s angling for your attention; and the supposedly fast-moving process that’s creeping along so slowly; and the seemingly obvious truth that would offer you a much better lesson if only you would see it for the chewy riddle that it is. What should I do about my predicament? Is there any way I can give you a boost? Maybe the best assistance I can offer is to describe to you what I see.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Psychologist Paul Ekman

has compiled an extensive atlas of how emotions are revealed in our faces. “Smiles are probably the most underrated facial expressions,” he has written, “much more complicated than most people realize. There are dozens of smiles, each differing in appearance and in the message expressed.” I bring this to your attention, Virgo, because your assignment in the coming weeks, should you choose to accept it, is to explore and experiment with your entire repertoire of smiles. I’m confident that life will conspire to help you carry out this task. More than at any time since your birthday in 2015, this is the season for unleashing your smiles.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Lucky vibes are coalescing in your vicinity. Scouts and recruiters are hovering. Helpers, fairy godmothers and future playmates are growing restless waiting for you to ask them for favors. Therefore, I hereby authorize you to be imperious, regal and overflowing with self-

By ROB BREZSNY week of July 11

respect. I encourage you to seize exactly what you want, not what you’re “supposed” to want. Or else be considerate, appropriate, modest and full of harmonious caution. CUT! CUT! Delete that “be considerate” sentence. The Libra part of me tricked me into saying it. And this is one time when people of the Libra persuasion are allowed to be free from the compulsion to balance and moderate. You have a mandate to be the show, not watch the show.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Emily Dickinson wrote

1,775 poems, an average of one every week for 34 years. I’d love to see you launch an enduring, deeprooted project that will require similar amounts of stamina, persistence and dedication. Are you ready to expand your vision of what’s possible for you to accomplish? The current astrological omens suggest that the next two months will be an excellent time to commit yourself to a Great Work that you will give your best to for the rest of your long life.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): What’s the biggest

lie in my life? There are several candidates. Here's one: I pretend I’m nonchalant about one of my greatest failures; I act as if I’m not distressed by the fact that the music I’ve created has never received the listenership it should it have. How about you, Sagittarius? What’s the biggest lie in your life? What's most false or dishonest or evasive about you? Whatever it is, the immediate future will be a favorable time to transform your relationship with it. You now have extraordinary power to tell yourself liberating truths. Three weeks from now, you could be a more authentic version of yourself than you’ve ever been.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Now and then, you

go through phases when you don’t know what you need until you stumble upon it. At times like those, you’re wise not to harbor fixed ideas about what you need or where to hunt for what you need. Metaphorically speaking, a holy grail might show up in a thrift store. An eccentric stranger may provide you with an accidental epiphany at a bus stop or a convenience store. Who knows? A crucial clue may even jump out at you from a spam email or a reality TV show. I suspect that the next two weeks might be one of those odd grace periods for you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Reverse psychology is

when you convince people to do what you wish they would do by shrewdly suggesting that they do the opposite of what you wish they would do. Reverse censorship is when you write or speak the very words or ideas that you have been forbidden to express. Reverse cynicism is acting like it’s chic to express glee, positivity and enthusiasm. Reverse egotism is bragging about what you don’t have and can’t do. The coming weeks will be an excellent time to carry out all these reversals, as well as any other constructive or amusing reversals you can dream up.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Poet Emily Dickinson once revealed to a friend that there was only one Commandment she ever obeyed: “Consider the Lilies.” Japanese novelist Natsume Sōseki told his English-speaking students that the proper Japanese translation for “I love you” is Tsuki ga tottemo aoi naa, which literally means “The moon is so blue tonight.” In accordance with current astrological omens, Pisces, I’m advising you to be inspired by Dickinson and Sōseki. More than any other time in 2018, your duty in the coming weeks is to be lyrical, sensual, aesthetic, imaginative and festively non-literal. Homework: Send your secrets for how to increase your capacity for love to:

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