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I saw you—or rather I saw your white Toyota sedan out in the left lane on Lytton in Palo Alto. And as I telephoned my friend with the car-share app (sorry, I don't happen to have a spare $200 to buy a smart phone), who relayed you had already charged him for a no-show I frantically waved at you from the berm around the parking level of the corner building on High Street, where I had been sitting with my guitar, my rolling cart and amplifier. Apparently I erred in expecting you to pull into the spacious yellow-marked loading zone directly in front of me. When the traffic light changed, you turned the corner and I ran after you, thinking you wanted to pick me up on High Street, but you just kept on going, and not long afterward appeared at the Lytton-High intersection again. You stopped while for the light, and this time I ran out in the street and came just a couple of feet away— close enough to see the logo on your windshield—when you quickly took off down Lytton across High. I guess you thought you didn't need to take me home since you had already been paid.

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HILARIA BAUER—the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District superintendent who found herself on the receiving end of those verbal volleys—filed a temporary restraining order against Tran that just got extended through the end of next month, which They means he’ll have to Did video-conference What? his attendance at Thursday’s board SEND TIPS TO meeting and the one on FLY@ Oct. 11. METRONEWS.

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Ever since ARUSD came under the microscope in a series of audits for potential fraud and questionable dealings with contractors, Tran has blamed Bauer for the district’s problems. While a civil grand jury called on him and his allies on the board, Marquez-Fraust and ESAU HERRERA, to resign, Tran insists that the scrutiny is misplaced and that people should really be concerned about the superintendent.

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OR A CONTEST marked by so much scandal and mudslinging leading up to the June primary, the Santa Clara County sheriff’s race seemed oddly quiet lately. But Sheriff Laurie Smith’s challenger, retired Department of Corrections chief John Hirokawa, was apparently scrambling behind the scenes this past week after missing a deadline to put his candidate statement on the fall ballot.

It took two court motions and a whole lot of finger-pointing to remedy the misstep so that Hirokawa’s name wouldn’t appear next to a blank box on the election booklets mailed to about 850,000 prospective voters. He pulled it off by simultaneously shifting blame to the county and tapping insiders for help, putting one campaign donor especially in a tough spot. The amateur move of missing a deadline most other candidates routinely meet is another apparent misstep in a campaign that has

cycled through campaign managers and struggled to find its footing since Hirokawa emerged second in a field of five candidates to challenge Smith in the general election—the first contested runoff in two decades. Rather than picking up momentum, however, Hirokawa remained on the defensive over the the involvement of his leading backer and close political ally, Deputy Sheriffs Association President Don Morrissey, in a racist texting scandal. Morrissey resigned as union head on July 26, eight weeks after the primary. The last day to submit a candidate statement to the Registrar of Voters (ROV) was Aug. 10, but Hirokawa didn’t realize he blew past the deadline until three weeks after the fact, on Aug. 31, according to his initial legal petition. “I was unaware of this requirement as I never received the candidate booklet from the ROV and due to confusion, neglect or mistake failed to recognize this was a required deadline


investigation was underway into possible conflicts of interest in the counsel’s office. Stevens was not available at her office telephone number on Tuesday, but the county’s Employee Services Agency described her status as “active.” She didn’t answer multiple emails to her county and personal addresses by press time.

‘I never received the candidate booklet from the ROV and due to confusion, neglect or mistake failed to recognize this was a required deadline.’ County Counsel Legal and Compliance Officer Kim Forrester said Stevens has been out of the office since Sept. 5. Incidentally, that’s a day after Hirokawa’s emergency court hearing. When reached for comment, Hirokawa directed questions to his new campaign manager, Vincent Rocha—his third in a year after Barry Barnes quit last fall for undisclosed reasons and Jeffrey Cardenas left in July, citing frustrations in a text to Metro “that people didn’t see Laurie [Smith] for the partisan that she is.” Cardenas said he’s too busy to elaborate on what he meant, and Hirokawa said via email that he wishes him “only the best.” As for the missed deadline fiasco, Hirokawa chalked it up to “simply a bureaucratic error on the ROV’s part.” “In fact,” he added, “my petition was not opposed in court by the ROV and my candidate statement will be on the November ballot. I am glad the voters will have the chance to base their vote in November with information from both candidates’ statements.”

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as set forth in the primary booklet,” he wrote under penalty of perjury, contradicting ROV records showing that he signed for a copy of the booklet on March 8. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Helen Williams rejected the motion, saying state election law “does not provide relief for lack of compliance.” So Hirokawa gave it another shot. In a more detailed and polished petition filed Sept. 4—just two days before the ROV sent its voter guides to the printer—the retired undersheriff said he was “puzzled” by his statement not getting rolled over to the runoff, blaming the county’s “unclear and confusing” rules and an unnamed ROV staffer for misinforming him about the process. Though records show that the ROV sent a letter dated July 12 and signed by interim Election Division Coordinator Linda Tulett to remind Hirokawa of the upcoming deadline, he said he never saw it. Again under penalty of perjury, Hirokawa stated that nothing in the candidate booklet—the one he said he didn’t obtain in time—addresses the issue of repurposing statements filed before the primary. Maybe he skipped Page 2 of the candidate guide, which lists important dates to remember, including the Aug. 10 deadline in question. Four county employees helped Hirokawa salvage the situation, according to court records. On Aug. 31, he spoke to Assistant Registrar of Voters Virginia Bloom, who, in his telling, acknowledged that the rules are confusing and assured him that the county wouldn’t oppose his appeal. Over the next few days, Hirokawa also emailed back and forth with County Counsel deputies Steve Mitra and Danielle Goldstein, telling them about his conversation with Bloom and his intent to challenge the ROV in court. He looped in a third county attorney, Hirokawa campaign donor Cheryl Stevens, on her private email address. The possible conflict came to light when Hirokawa attached email headers to his court filings and Smith supporters brought the email chain with Stevens to the attention of the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office. John Chase, head of the DA’s Public Integrity Unit, contacted on Tuesday, refused to confirm or deny whether an


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NEW BEGINNINGS Tuan Tran’s hand-woven sculptures, made from telephone wire and inspired by Vietnamese fishnet weaving, are part of ArtObjectGallery’s ‘Salt Stained.’

Hang-Ups New exhibit marks first collaboration for Japantown gallery, Vietnamese artists BY GARY SINGH

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EN MATSUMOTO’S compound, the ArtObjectGallery, sits on a legendary Japantown parcel, near a Zen meditation studio and an artist’s supply shop. Including an exhibit space along with an outdoor sculpture garden where one finds Matsumoto’s own work, the complex usually exudes serenity, but last Saturday, the entire property came alive thanks to Salt Stained, a new exhibit of mostly Vietnamese visual artists that runs through Oct. 26.

Chopsticks Alley, a local organization that promotes Southeast Asian cultural heritage through food, art and shared expression, organized the exhibit in cooperation with the San Jose Museum of Art’s Vietnamese Community Outreach Initiative, New Terrains: Mobility and Migration. The work in Salt Stained deals with intergenerational trauma, recycled identities, the refugee experience and resiliency in the face of global displacement. “Salt is about preserving, but it’s also about new beginnings,” says Carolyn Lê, one of the curators, adding that the Vietnamese word, nước, which translates to both country and water, is very much part of the Southeast

Asian body. When nước is removed, salt-stained skin remains. Once oceans are crossed, what’s left is the nước that nourished us and the nước we now call our homeland. “So you’ll see themes of preserving, starting anew, and bridging an intergenerational gap so that you can heal,” she said. In the show, we discover pieces by SJSU art professor Binh Danh, whose work in recording images onto plant leaves has achieved national recognition for many years. Another artist, Tuan Tran, is inspired by the ancient technique of fishnet weaving in Vietnam. He hand-weaves sculptures made from telephone wire that hang from the ceiling in DNA-style coils, bringing new life into recycled materials that were once fated for the landfills. Trinh Mai, on the other hand, records the voyages of her predecessors and pays tribute to their despair via mixed media works combining acrylics, textiles, embroidery, tree bark, joss paper and remnants of rice bags inherited from her grandmother’s fabric collection. Many of the works transform matter into other forms of matter or deal directly with the transmigration of materials—all as

a metaphor for the displaced person’s identity when having to start over again. The show also includes a video as a humorous antidote to the sadder aspects of the other works. In the video, older generation Vietnamese are asked about their very first food memory after arriving the US. “Any event like this, or having Chopsticks Alley here, is to bridge the intergenerational gap, because the 1.5 and second generations, it’s very hard for us to connect with them,” says Lê. “So for something like food memories, asking, ‘Hey, what’s your first food memory when you came to America?,’ that’s much more palatable than asking, ‘What was it like when you were a refugee? How did you get here?,’ which can be very traumatic. To ask them about a food memory, it opens this up for a space of healing, building community together.” The gala hoedown kickoff on Saturday was not a normal art opening. It was an epic transnational Viet-Japanese global landmark summit. San Jose Taiko opened up the event with a performance outside in the street. Inside, Chef Tu David Phu provided hors d’oeuvres. The folks from Academic Coffee poured caffeine into cups. The famous Lao Papaya sausages even made an appearance. Renowned musician and composer Vanessa Vo went full-on Hendrix with traditional Vietnamese instruments, putting a spell on the entire audience. During the thank-you session, one of the all-time legends of Japantown, Dr. Jerry Hiura of Contemporary Asian Theater Scene, took over the microphone and praised the “high energy urban millennial frenzy angst” driving the whole event, noting that after all these decades the Japanese and Vietnamese communities in San Jose have never before collaborated. Until now. “This is a dialogue that’s been silent for so long,” Hiura said. “We’re all products of war. We use the same words, like diaspora and trauma, so it’s about time.” Susan Sayre Batton, executive director of the San Jose Museum of Art, also grabbed the mike and said the project was part of that institution’s mission to “open our doors and become a borderless museum.” And a borderless night it was. When borders collapse, separated people come together, plain and simple.


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REBELS WITH A CAUSE SJSU alumnus and civil rights organizer Harry Edwards stands before the memorial statue of U.S. Olympic sprinters John Carlos and Tommie Smith, who protested racial inequality at the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico City by refusing to acknowledge the national anthem from the dais.

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IFTY YEARS AGO this October, Tommie Smith and John Carlos climbed atop the Olympic medal podium in Mexico City and threw up a fist against racial inequality. As they each removed their shoes and raised a clenched, black-gloved hand in the air, the pair of San Jose State sprinters bowed their heads, symbolically refusing to acknowledge their country’s national anthem as it played over the stadium’s loudspeakers.

Immediate and intense backlash followed. Avery Brundage, the chairman of the International Olympic Committee, called for the two runners to be suspended from the U.S. Olympic Team and banned from the Olympic Village. The U.S. Olympic Committee attempted to defend the athletes, but after Brundage threatened to kick the entire U.S. track team out of the games, Carlos and Smith were sent packing. Returning home to a United States struggling through the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement, they were not welcomed as heroes. The pair lost their jobs and for years afterward received death

threats. They were never allowed to compete for their country again. Today, Smith and Carlos are widely recognized as trailblazers— leaders in a transformative national reckoning and icons of the South Bay’s contribution to the equal rights movement. Their likeness has been immortalized in a statue on SJSU’s campus, and President Barack Obama honored both men in a ceremony at the White House in 2016. That same same year, then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick staged a protest of his own, kneeling on the sideline before every game during the ceremonial singing of “The Star Spangled Banner.” “I am not going to stand up to

show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick would go on to explain to reporters. Like Smith and Carlos before him, Kaepernick used his stature as a star athlete to amplify a cause: the Black Lives Matter movement. And like Smith and Carlos before him, Kaepernick’s actions had consequences. Though he once led the 49ers within inches of a Super Bowl victory, he now finds himself out of work. No NFL team will sign him. He is currently in the midst of a battle with the league; he and his lawyers argue that team owners colluded to keep him off any roster, a violation of the collective bargaining


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HISTORIC GESTURES Tracing the roots of today’s athletic activism through San Jose State University By Nick Veronin

agreement between the NFL and its players’ union. Both of these episodes—along with similar protests made by Muhammad Ali, Lebron James and others—are the subject of a new exhibit, “The Power of Protest,” currently on display on the King Library’s Fifth Floor at San Jose State University.

POWER MOVEMENT The exhibit, which explores the history of athlete activism, features a wide array of memorabilia collected over the past five decades by sociologist, activist and SJSU alumnus Harry Edwards. Edwards graduated from San

Jose State in 1964 with a degree in sociology and went on to earn a Ph.D. from Cornell. While at SJS (the school had not yet acquired the university designation), Edwards co-founded the Olympic Project for Human Rights, the organization responsible for numerous protests at the 1968 summer games. In addition to helping orchestrate the iconic Smith and Carlos moment, the OPHR also called upon the International Olympic Committee to bar apartheid countries South Africa and Rhodesia from the games, and to restore Muhammad Ali’s boxing titles, which had been stripped after Ali refused to fight in Vietnam. The new SJSU exhibit features

various ephemera, like OPHR posters and fliers, along with photographs and books by James Baldwin, Maya Angelou and Edwards—including The Revolt of the Black Athlete and his autobiography, The Struggle That Must Be, which features a forward by Angelou. There is also a large visual timeline that runs the length of the exhibition room. From the 1857 founding of the California Normal School—which would go on to become SJS and later SJSU—through the Civil War, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Movement and on to today, the timeline highlights milestones in the battle over civil rights, taking care to note where those events have intersected with athletics and SJSU.

There’s the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote in 1920, followed by Margaret Jenkins, the first SJSU graduate to participate in the Olympic Games in 1928 and 1932. There is Jesse Owens’ historic 1936 performance in Berlin. In 1948 Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier. And in 1955, the Montgomery Bus Boycotts helped kick off the Civil Rights Movement, which led to Muhammad Ali’s refusal to serve in Vietnam in 1967 and then to Smith and Carlos’ iconic moment a year later. In 2005, the tribute to Smith and Carlos was erected at San Jose State

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BLACK POWER While a faculty member at SJSU, Harry Edwards joined the Black Panthers and established the Olympic Project for Human Rights, which organized protests at the 1968 Summer Games. University, and more than a decade on, athletes continue to protest. In 2014, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, then on the Cleveland Cavaliers, warmed up before a game wearing shirts emblazoned with the words “I can’t breathe”—a reference to Eric Garner’s last words. Garner died at the arms of police who applied a chokehold while arresting him for selling loose cigarettes on Staten Island streets. The timeline concludes with Kaepernick’s protest and its aftermath—including Donald Trump’s election.

Taken as a whole, the exhibit calls attention to the reality that athletes in the United States have long spoken out against the injustices they’ve encountered. “One of the things that we want to drive home with this exhibition is to show it’s all a continuum,” says Craig Simpson, director of special collections and archives at San Jose State University. “All of these different things—from Martin Luther King to Tommie Smith and John Carlos to Colin Kaepernick and beyond—they’re all part of the same continuum.”


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REBELLIOUS STUDIES “The Power of Protest” is an offshoot of Edwards’ larger project, the Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change. He co-founded the institute in 2017 with the aim of taking an academic approach to athletic activism— which, according to Prof. Ted Butryn, the institute’s interim founding director, is as potent and vital as it’s ever been. “It’s not new,” Butryn says of athlete activism, “but there certainly has been an explosion of it in the last three to five years.” He says a large part of the increased stature of athletic activism is due to social media platforms, which have given sports stars a megaphone to express their views directly to the public. Thus, even though the NFL has worked to actively discourage on-field protests, and even though Kaepernick is currently not playing on any team, he and other activist players can still push out their message. And when athletes tweet, people listen. “It’s been very effective in raising awareness that something is going on,” Butryn says, referring to the protests Kaepernick sparked by taking a knee back in 2016. On a slightly more cynical note, when athletes tweet, the robots also listen. “Russian bots knew that sport was important,” he says, pointing to research that shows Russian influence campaigns used Colin Kaepernick as a lightning rod to sow division amidst the United States electorate. The Russian bots serve to highlight another important point made by “The Power of Protest.” Namely, that as long as there have been athlete activists, there have been detractors who are quick to devalue their political activities and demand that they simply “shut up and play.”

In the wake of the Mexico City protest, IOC Chairman Brundage trotted out a critique familiar to anyone who has followed the Kaepernick protests. “The action of these negroes was an insult to the Mexican hosts and a disgrace to the United States,” Brundage wrote of Smith and Carlos. Brundage, a Hitler admirer and anti-Semite who was a central figure in the 1936 Berlin Games and Munich Olympics, later revealed that disrespect of the host country likely had far less to do with his outrage than outright racism when he said: “I don’t understand why these negroes are talking about boycotting the Olympic Games when the Olympics are the only forum that they can stand on where they have equal standing with other human beings.”

‘The action of these negroes was an insult to the Mexican hosts and a disgrace to the United States’ -IOC CHAIRMAN AVERY BRUNDAGE For Butryn, quotes like these serve as proof that critics of athlete protesters are often as offended by the race of the outspoken athlete as they are by the athlete’s message. “Some folks in this country don’t want to hear people of color protest anywhere,” Butryn says. “I think we’re grappling with that. What does that mean that for some folks there is no place that it is deemed acceptable to talk about policing practices in communities of color? We’re really going to have to grapple with that as a country if we want to move forward.”

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Simpson also points out a subtler point to be drawn out of the exhibition. “People seem to like protesters more in the past,” he says. “I’ve noticed that people who are upset with Kaepernick or whoever, they’re also very quick to admire Dr. [Martin Luther] King. And, you know, Dr. King himself was roundly vilified. He was murdered for his beliefs.”


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Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Trayvon Martin in a Florida suburb. The movement aims to call out violent and discriminatory policing practices in communities of color and has been continually stoked by reports—many of them caught on video and shared via social media—of white police officers using excessive and often deadly force against unarmed African Americans. This is the movement Kaepernick aligned himself with when he first knelt during the national anthem on Sep. 1, 2016, at the beginning of the 49ers’ fourth preseason game against the San Diego Chargers. He continued to kneel during the national anthem for the rest of the season and into 2017, drawing both support and criticism as other players around the league and in other sports

began joining in pregame protests. Detractors derided and mocked his protest, deeming it disrespectful of the flag, law enforcement and the military. Donald Trump, as a candidate and later as president, has weighed in numerous times— suggesting that the NFL not allow players to kneel during the anthem, while also suggesting that political protests have no place on the gridiron and that the high salaries earned by professional athletes makes their protests hollow. “If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem,” Trump tweeted on Sep. 23, 2017. “If not, YOU’RE FIRED. Find something else to do!”


17 recalls. “This was with all the arrows pointed in his direction, and he’s opening up about identity and how it shaped his views on race and politics.” Kaepernick continued his work with South Bay families affected by police violence into the following year. De-Bug member Laurie Valdez, whose partner was fatally shot by San Jose State University police nearly four years prior, then pitched the idea of a daylong healing retreat for families like hers. “That’s not something we could find a lot of grants for,” Jayadev says, “because it’s perceived as being at the more radical end of the social justice spectrum.” But it aligned with the cause that inspired Kaepernick to take a knee in the first place. He chipped in $10,000 to make it happen. In spring of 2017, nearly 40 families from throughout the state met in San Jose for a day of meditation, art therapy, music, writing and fellowship. They strategized about policy change and how to hold cops accountable for unjustified violence. “These were the people he was kneeling for,” Jayadev says.

JUST DO IT The NFL pregame protests could easily have faded away during the postseason. And if week one is any indication, there will be far fewer players kneeling this year than in the previous two seasons. Only a handful of players protested during Sunday’s games. Two members of the Miami Dolphins—Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson knelt, while their teammate Robert Quinn raised a fist; Marquise Goodwin of the 49ers also raised a fist. In a press conference held at the unveiling of “The Power of Protest” last week, Edwards acknowledged that players won’t keep kneeling forever. Protest movements have expiration dates, he told the scrum of reporters gathered to view the exhibition’s opening. Even the movements of King, Malcolm X and Marcus Garvey only lasted about a decade, he noted. Still, player protests made headlines this week—though the NFL may largely be responsible for that. In May, the league enacted an official policy that prohibited protests during the pregame national

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In a tweet from Aug. 10 of this year, Trump attacked the NFL demonstrations again, this time suggesting that players are “unable to define” what they are protesting. However, the aftermath of two years of player protests suggests the movement is amounting to more than just empty gestures. Kaepernick could have simply doled out cash and posed for photo ops. Instead, he opted to jump in the trenches, awarding grants to and working side by side with social action groups as part of a $1 million giving campaign. The first group he teamed up with was Silicon Valley De-Bug, which works with families of people killed by police. Kaepernick, who lived in San Jose at the time, asked the local nonprofit how he could help. “This wasn’t, ‘We want to donate, then put out a press release and give him the credit,’” De-Bug leader Raj Jayadev says. “He wanted to know what we were working on so he could partner with us. That’s a higher level of involvement than just cutting a check.” In fall of 2016, De-Bug worked alongside Kaepernick for the launch of his inaugural Know Your Rights Camp, a workshop that teaches black and brown youth how to protect themselves from police brutality. Before a room full of 150 teenagers, De-Bug coordinators Ramon Vasquez and LaMar Noble talked about being wrongfully arrested and learning to fight for their freedom. Jayadev was struck by Kaepernick’s involvement in the event, which became a template for hundreds of other Know Your Rights camps throughout the U.S. “He didn’t just flash by in the beginning, say a couple words and then bounce,” Jayadev says. “He spent the whole day there. When we showed up, he was setting up chairs, and his eyes were sleepy from staying up all night planning, stuffing backpacks for the kids and putting in real work.” Attendees left with backpacks packed with more than the usual giveaways from star athletes. Kaepernick made sure each one included a copy of the Autobiography of Malcolm X and a 23andMe DNA testing kit, because, he explained, learning about his roots set him on the path to activism. “It seemed really sincere,” Jayadev


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CORPORATE ACTION Colin Kaepernick recently became the face of a new Nike campaign, ostensibly supporting the right of athletes everywhere to rock the boat and challenge established norms.

anthem ceremony—ostensibly bowing to pressure from the president and fans who disapproved of the players’ actions. However, in response to criticism from players and free speech advocates, that policy was walked back. “I think it’s likely they would have waned out if it weren’t for the NFL’s decision to make people stand for the anthem,” Butryn says, highlighting the irony of the league’s waffling. However, there is another factor in the continued visibility of athletic activism this month. A new Nike campaign marking the the 30th anniversary of the company’s internationally recognized “Just Do It” slogan was launched with Kaepernick as its spokesman. The first advertisement in the campaign kicked off in early September, as a massive billboard featuring the former 49er’s face rose above San Francisco’s union square. The tagline: “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.” Naturally, the campaign has been viewed with some skepticism.

“The cynical view is that Nike has jumped on the social cause bandwagon to sell more shoes,” says John Delacruz, associate professor of advertising at SJSU. All the same, Delacruz, who has made a career of studying the ways in which advertising can influence people to make decisions, believes that the campaign is a win-win for Nike and those who support Kaepernick’s message. For starters, despite conservative backlash and YouTube clips of people burning their Nikes in counterprotest to the Kaepernick campaign, initial reports suggest the new ads have given the brand a serious boost. The San Jose-based big data analytics company Edison Trends reports that Nike’s online sales shot up 31 percent over the Labor Day weekend, in the wake of the launch of the controversial Kaepernick ad. Additionally, the new Nike ad has helped to re-energize a flagging movement that was begun in an effort to root out racial bias in police

departments across the country— and that’s a good thing, according to Butryn. “We need dialog,” Butryn says, explaining that the Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change is not meant to be a leftist mouthpiece. “I’m interested in both the people who support Colin and those who are burning their Nikes,” he says. It’s yet to be scene how everything will play out in the case of Kaepernick, and many wonder whether he will ever play football again—a question that Edwards deems irrelevant. “It’s like looking at the Montgomery Bus Boycott and wondering whether Rosa Parks can get her seat back,” he said at “The Power of Protest” press conference. “He will take his place alongside other athlete icons—not because of what he did on the field, but because of what he used his forum on the field to do in terms of human rights.” Jennifer Wadsworth contributed to this story.


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XCELENT The xiaolongbao—aka XLBs—served at Mingo’s Mango are on point.

Perfect Pockets Tucked away on San Jose’s South Side, Mingle’s Mango is a hidden gem BY JOHN DYKE

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T CAN BE a bit tedious sifting through Yelp in an attempt to find new and interesting restaurants to review. After two years on the beat, it can sometimes feel like there’s nothing new worth writing about. And then I strike gold and am reminded of why I love this job. My latest find, Mingle’s Mango, is a hidden gem, tucked away in the back

corner of a strip mall deep in south San Jose, just off the old Monterey Highway. Mingle’s specialty is the ever-popular Chinese steamed buns xiaolongbao (aka the XLB), which is normally enough to grab my attention, but their specialty dessert steamed bun is really what made my mouth water. This was the first time I had seen or heard of such a thing, and it got me pumped. Mingle’s is unique in a lot of ways, from the tacky hand-painted signage outside to the hard-to-

locate front entrance (which is actually facing Roundtable Drive), to the interesting interior décor that can only be described as anime chic. They also broadcast random episodes of various Japanese anime on a draped sheet at the back end of the restaurant. We did find it a smidge annoying at first, but once we acclimated, the charm of it shone through. The menu is pretty simple (which I prefer) and features a slew of house-made dumplings, as well as traditional Chinese soups with handpulled noodles. They also have some of the usual cast of characters that we Westerners have become accustomed to, such as chow mein and various fried rice dishes. To get a nice sampling of the menu, we got two orders of XLBs ($9.95/seven pieces), one with just the standard pork and one with pork and shrimp; green onion pancakes ($2.50); and some veggie fried rice

($10.45) to help round things out. And, of course, we had to get an order of their dessert dumplings ($4.25/two pieces), which feature Godiva chocolate and hazelnuts. First up was the green onion pancake, and it might be the most unusual rendition yet; instead of the usual fried dough, it came out more like a flaky, savory pastry. The texture was crunchy, tasty and had just the right amount of oil to toe that line between too greasy and perfect. The same could be said of the veggie fried rice; the flavor and seasoning were truly divine—perhaps the best fried rice I’ve ever had. Next, the XLBs were presented, and while they were a bit on the smaller side, they were packed with flavor. The skins were a touch thicker than I like, but the tasty, rich broth and juicy, delicious fillings more than made up for it. While the pork and shrimp dumplings were each terrific, I have to say that the traditional pork ones were slightly better. It is also worth noting that not one of the XLB skins broke to release the precious broth innards as a sacrifice to the great soup gods. Finally, the dessert dumplings arrived. This was the moment I had been waiting for, and they did not disappoint. They were also a bit on the smallish side, but man, did they pack a flavorful wallop. The rich, dark Godiva chocolate melted perfectly in their tasty dumpling skins, while the delectable crunch of hazelnuts made this the Asian Ferrero Rocher. After grudgingly sharing one with my girlfriend, I decided I needed more and ordered a second serving. I could’ve easily had a third, but I suddenly recalled the appointment with my cardiologist next week. Mining for culinary treasures can be a slog, but it’s finds like this that make the search worthwhile. Now, where did I leave my pickaxe? I’m getting hungry.

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PHOEBE HUNT

*wed *thu

RUPA & THE APRIL FISHES

Wed, 5:15pm, Free San Jose City Hall, San Jose So, you have two choices here. You can come down to City Hall, bask in the beautiful lateafternoon sun and listen to one of the most globally adventurous folk bands in the Bay Area—or you can show up to sweat a bit for the enjoyment of others. This Rupa & The April Fishes show, set to coincide with the Global Climate Action Summit, will be powered entirely by bicycles. Or, to be more exact, humans on bicycles. The event is still looking for volunteers to do a 30-minute shift of continuous pedaling. To sign up, email jessica@ bikesiliconvalley.org. (WB)

Thu, 9pm, Free Caravan Lounge, San Jose

Thu, 7:30pm, $49+ SJSU Event Center, San Jose

PHOEBE HUNT & THE GATHERERS

ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO

How does a group of young rogues from the South Bay end up the No. 3 pick on a UKbased magazine’s listicle of the best new music of the year? Who cares? It’s fucking rock & roll! But for those keeping score, Classic Rock did name the fuzzed-out garage rockers Casual Vibes the third best thing in rockdom so far this year. Citing the band’s ode to good times, “Saturday Night,” the review enthuses, “This San Jose band are like a gold medallion laying on a pillow of chest hair in the dive bar of your mind.” Right on. (NV)

Nothing wakes you up in the morning quite like coffee— unless we’re talking about the contagious energy of Los Angeles alt-R&B crooner Miguel. The “Coffee” singer fuses sweet R&B vocals with a funky live show that will even get the wallflowers dancing. Much like Cher, Prince and Beyoncé, Miguel is a pop icon who has earned his first-name-basis moniker by catching songs with staying power and emotional depth. His latest album, War & Leisure, is full of fun, upbeat numbers with sex-positive lyrics, thoughtful political undertones and top-notch collabs like his Spanish banger “Caramelo Duro” featuring Kali Uchis. (EG)

Thu, 8pm, $35 Oshman JCC, Palo Alto

Sat, 8pm, $55+ California Theatre, San Jose

Texas-born fiddler Phoebe Hunt grew up the child of disciples of Indian yoga master Swami Satchidananda, which means Hunt’s music carries a chime of Eastern incantation to go along with its distinctly Americana instrumentation. Hunt first emerged as part of the popular Austin band The Belleville Outfit. Now, she’s embarking on a tour with her new band The Gatherers in support of a haunting new album of sweet mountain ballads—Shanti’s Shadow, which grew out of an extended visit to India to study at the knee of the great Indian classical violinist Kala Ramnath. (WB)

Opera San Jose opens its 35th season with a work that marks many firsts. Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio is the first in the modern operatic repertoire and the first instance of an opera composed on a freelance basis—as Mozart was contracted to write the piece for Joseph II, the Holy Roman Emperor from 1764 to 1790. Audiences can see if they side with the emperor who commissioned the work (he complained that it contained “too many notes”), or with the composer who insisted: “There are just as many notes as there should be.” Runs through Sep. 30. (AG)

CASUAL VIBES

MIGUEL

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* concerts RUPA & THE APRIL FISHES

OLD SCHOOL FUNK FEST Sep 15 at SAP Center

LAURYN HILL

Sep 20 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

MIGUEL

Sep 20 at SJSU Event Center

LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE Sep 21 at SAP Center

NORAH JONES

Sep 21 at Mountain Winery

VIRTUAL SELF

Sep 27 at City National Civic

ALANIS MORISSETTE

Sep 28 at Mountain Winery

RINGO STARR

Sep 28 at City National Civic

PARQUET COURTS

Sep 28 at The Ritz

LONG BEACH DUB ALLSTARS Sep 29 at The Ritz

FALL OUT BOY

Sep 30 at SAP Center

CHILDISH GAMBINO Oct 2 at SAP Center

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LIL’ EASY BACKYARD PARTY Sun, Noon, $60 Poor House Bistro, San Jose It’s last call for the summer of 2018 and Poor House Bistro will be hosting summer’s bitter-enders on the last Sunday before autumn with six top-drawer blues and funk bands on two stages. Headliners include Six String Explosion— featuring AC Myles, Tim Barnes, Angel Reyes, and Miles “My Dad’s in Journey” Schon—as well as the legendary Meters drummer Zigaboo Modeliste and his group The New Aahkesstra. Also on the bill: the Ben Rice Trio, Fillmore Slim Band, Marina Crouse Band and harmonica master John Nemeth and his band. So long, summer. See you next year. (WB)

POLSKAFEST

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Sun, 10am, Free St. Brother Albert Church, San Jose

CHILE, MOLE, & POZOLE

BOY GEORGE & CULTURE CLUB

Authentic Polish cuisine, music and dance can be difficult to come by in this area. But every year, around the middle of September, the South Bay Polish community throws a party at St. Brother Albert’s Polish Catholic Mission. Food, of course, is primary, so count on plenty of pierogi and kielbasa to go around. Bands will be playing Polish folk music throughout the day, and dancers will repeat steps that have been passed down through generations. Traditional Polish crafts, like amber jewelry, woodwork, textiles and crystal glass will be available for sale. (AG)

Sun, 11am, $5 School of Arts & Culture, San Jose

Tue, 6:30pm, $89+ The Mountain Winery, Saratoga

Mexican Independence Day is all about food at this first-ever Chile, Mole & Pozole event at the School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza. Mexican, American and Chicano families will all come together Sunday to share family recipes as well as the stories behind them in a day of eating and storytelling. Twelve families will come equipped with samples of unique salsas and other treats, including the staples—mole and pozole. Be sure to show up hungry. You certainly won’t leave that way. (WB)

Four years after their initial reunion, the karmic chameleons are hitting the road ahead of their next album, set for release on Oct. 26. Described by frontman Boy George as “a soul-funk-popreggae combo from the United Kingdom, where we have two queens,” Culture Club bent genres and genders in their ’80s heyday. “Let Somebody Love You,” the first single off their upcoming album, Life, recalls the band’s gift for mixing danceable beats with socially conscious lyrics. Fellow ’80s legends The B-52s coheadline, and Tom Bailey, one-third of the Thompson Twins opens. Second show Wednesday. (AG)

MARK FARINA

Oct 5 at The Ritz

NITRO CIRCUS

Oct 11 at SAP Center

THIRD EYE BLIND

Oct 12 at Mountain Winery

MAC MILLER

Oct 30 at City National Civic

MAC SABBATH

Nov 1 at The Ritz

NICKI MINAJ & FUTURE Nov 16 at SAP Center

FLEETWOOD MAC

Nov 21 at SAP Center

SUUNS

Dec 7 at The Ritz

PINBACK

Dec 8 at The Ritz

SAN HOLO

Dec 15 at City National Civic

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Sep 12 at SAP Center

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GLASS HOUSE Mague House is one of many pieces on display at the Triton exhibition, ‘Alimentos: Glass Work by Viviana Paredes.’

Going Clear In ‘Alimentos,’ Viviana Paredes interprets Mexican culture through glass BY JEFFREY EDALATPOUR

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HE SOUNDS OF a Oaxacan marketplace emanate from one corner of a gallery in the Triton Museum of Art. The sounds are coming from a small speaker covered by a fruit crate that faces Viviana Paredes’ steel and glass sculpture Ser y Comer, a street cart displaying ears of corn in a handwoven basket.

The basket itself is nestled inside a mound of dried, pale yellow kernels that threaten to spill over the cart’s edges. Paredes has etched the word “ESQUITES” in capital letters onto one of the glass, side

panels. The cart itself stands on top of a platform made from a dozen wooden fruit crates. In “Alimentos: Glass Work by Viviana Paredes,” the artist says she wanted to remind people of Mexico’s rich cultural heritage as it pertains to “a tradition of really healthy food.” For the soundtrack, she recorded 60 hours of her visits to 10 different marketplaces throughout Oaxaca. “The marketplace, it’s this amazing mixture of ancient and new,” she says. “The produce, the types of fruits and vegetables that were abundant, things that I’ve never seen before. Indigenous people come down from the mountains and their villages to

sell their things, so you hear different languages being spoken.” Paredes also studies ethnobotany, which she describes as “the science of people’s relationships to food.” In this exhibit, she wanted to find a way to meld the personal and the political. Paredes said that her brother got really sick and almost died, “and it was all related to food.” She grew up in San Jose and recalled, “All of my relatives used to come here and work in the agricultural fields. When I’d come home, there was always a fresh pot of beans on the stove, tortillas handmade. We ate fruit all the time.” In response to her brother’s illness, Paredes started to do research about food politics and came across this famous quotation by Henry Kissinger, the former U.S. Secretary of State: “Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.” “Countries that have colonized other places—that’s the first thing they do,” she says. For Paredes, using glass to explore that pre-colonial relationship to food didn’t feel like an unusual choice. “When I started working with glass, I realized that this is a really interesting

material,” she explained during a recent visit to her San Francisco studio. “It’s an ancient material, which I find really interesting. It’s made from sand and silica; with a lot of heat it melts.” She glances toward the large, rectangular window facing south and reminds us, “We look at the world with glass. We look out the window of our offices, of our cars, our homes. So I thought, ‘What perfect material, glass, to put a lens on the ideas I’m thinking about, to hold those things.’” Paredes picks up one of the wax molds for her striking sculpture Nowhere Everywhere Invisible. Three pairs of glass hands—cast from her own—are cut off at the forearms. They open their palms in prayer. Each pair holds onto something sacred: copal (a pine tree resin used in Mexican rituals), prayer beads (“They’re not a rosary,” Paredes clarifies) and red seeds she found on the ground in Oaxaca. The hands first came into being as a response to the current political climate. Paredes sees art as a way of healing the “mess” we’re in, and as a way to respond to the world with “deep thought about where we are as a people.” The act of making them was, in itself, an act of prayer. Throughout the interview, it was hard to ignore a tall stack of dried stalks behind the artist’s left shoulder. They were resting against shelves of art supplies, papers and remnants from previous projects. Paredes identified them as maguey stalks, also known in the United States as an agave or century plant. In addition to those giant stalks, different varieties of the distilled agave plant produce mezcal and tequila. Paredes constructed Maguey House for Alimentos, a glass shelter made out of recycled, deconstructed tequila bottles. In a painstaking process, she cut out pieces of the bottles so they’d take on the shape of the maguey leaves. In Mexico she said, “They took the leaves and made shingles out of them to create shelters. Now, it would be more like a chicken coop or a storage space. But the shape of them is beautiful. I was playing with that idea.”

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PASSING THE BAR ‘Better Call Saul’ is one of the best prequels—and shows—on TV right now.

Out Of The Past Season four of ‘Better Call Saul’ puts a modern spin on film noir BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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ORN JIMMY MCGILL, he was a short-con artist and petty criminal who got a quick degree at a South Pacific law school. As “Saul Goodman” (“It’s all good, man!”) he became the kind of lawyer that makes other lawyers shudder, recruiting clients with billboards, TV commercials and an inflatable Statue of Liberty on the roof of his office.

Now, McGill is cowering in black and white angst under the name Gene Tacovic, managing a Cinnabon at an Omaha mall. Under any name,

he’s a person of interest to the feds and the Aryan Brotherhood. As the fourth season of Better Call Saul begins, Jimmy keels over from the anxiety induced by the kind of film noir state of panic described by Kirk Douglas in Out of the Past (1947): “You won't be able to answer a phone or open a door without thinking, ‘This is it.’” In flashbacks, the once and future lawyer looks for temp grifts, such as improving a dying cell phone store’s business by emphasizing the burner phones on sale. Every episode seems like a calling card film for some aspiring director— the cinematography and the art direction are labored-over in a way that’s rare in the movies now. The

camera burrows into surfaces, with an unusually angled POV from inside a paper shredder, or from within the tube of a dripping intravenous line. In this prequel to Breaking Bad, the craft in the visuals show, but the anxiety behind that craft doesn’t. There’s a sense of room and time in every episode. The harsh blues of the skies and the gold and iodine nightscapes are part of the show’s appeal: The series’ various directors have the advantage of shooting in a place where Route 66 still looks like Route 66. They find Ed Ruscha-style low angles on a colossal gas station. They also honor a lush old cliche of noir—car tires splashing neon-filled puddles in a parking lot. And, since the malign Walter White hasn’t yet entered the picture, this also has time to study the other characters who were going to wish they never met Jimmy. This new season emphasizes the betrayal of the Rhea Seehorn character Kim Wexler, Jimmy’s sometimes law partner and lover. Whatever causes their ultimate separation, this will be Jimmy’s worst self-inflicted loss.

Michael McKean of This is Spinal Tap excels as elder brother Chuck, a renowned and hugely pompous lawyer certain that his little brother is a career crook. As usual, there’s the grim authority of the former Philadelphia cop and current enforcer Mike Ehrmantraut (the death’s-headed Jonathan Banks). In this season, Banks gets to be the straight man during a scene everyone’s wanted to see—the auditioning of contractors to construct a gigantic subterranean crime lab. Saul also gets a chance to fill in the back story of Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) a drug tycoon hiding politely in plain sight as a polyester-clad fast food business entrepreneur. The show has a particular trick of making Fring’s gold spectacles the first thing you see when he enters from the shadows. It may be a borrowing from the way Raymond Burr stepped out of the gloom in Rear Window (1954), the light first catching the glitter of his glasses before his face was revealed. The camera work is lapidary, but the show has a certain realism: it’s the first show to emphasize how long it takes to recover from a beating, a car crash or a bad gunshot wound. (These two series are rooted in sickness and hospital bills.) Anyone who sat through the 62 episodes of Breaking Bad knows where these characters are headed. But the strange appeal of film noir includes a sense of predestined doom—so many of the old black-and-white films started with a spot of narration describing an already sealed fate. Starring in this story of moral corrosion in a hot climate, Bob Odenkirk emerges from comedy the same way that Bryan Cranston did in Breaking Bad. Goodman is a protagonist for our times, where bullshit has become high art. His hustles and dodges prove something. Questions that seemed once to mean so much to filmmakers, about whether a character is good or evil, are actually immaterial compared to a more important matter: whether a character is competent or inept.

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IN THE SHADOWS Brad Lewis has remained largely behind the scenes as a producer, but on ‘Strange Things’ he is letting his true voice be heard.

On The Beat Local producer B. Lewis eyes mainstream success with latest single, ‘Strange Things’ BY NICK VERONIN

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T TAKES THICK skin to make it in the music biz. Just ask San Jose-based producer and songwriter Brad Lewis. He’s been playing music for more than a decade and for the past five years he’s been grinding hard in the industry— producing work and co-writing material with the likes of Bad Rabbits, K.Flay, Grieves and Chris Brown. And he’s only just scratching the surface.

“You definitely have to have a short term memory,” Lewis says of the music industry. “Not everyone is going to like you right away. If you hold on to that it will hold you back from attacking new opportunities.” And so, Lewis—who writes and records under the name B. Lewis—is upping his game. Last year he made his debut as a vocalist on the track “Strange Things.” The track, which has since racked up 1.3 million streams on Spotify, was recently pressed on wax by San Jose label and record shop Needle to the Groove. The release was aimed at proving

he was more than an engineer and beatmaker. “Now I’m not just a producer,” he says. “I’m a songwriter. That opens more doors. That gives people more of an idea of how wellrounded I am.” If that sounds cold and calculating, it’s because it is. Somewhere around 2013—when Bad Rabbits released their first LP, which Lewis produced—he realized that if he was going to make a career of music, he would have to get better at playing the game. That meant networking and building connections, getting more savvy about he marketed himself and learning to strip his songs down to their bare essentials. “My older beats were very chaotic and crazy,” he says of early work, like 2011’s Science Within Reason, which earned him considerable attention from the music blogosphere. But where Science was a sprawling 30-track set of glitchy beats, maximal synths, future funk bass and laser beam leads, “Strange

Things” is a standalone single that comes in just under the threeminute mark. The track starts with a plucky electric piano riff that quickly ramps up into a rich and soulful vocal harmony before dropping into a simple drum beat and muted, Motown bass groove. “It’s a very marketable song,” Lewis says, explaining how with “Strange Things” he sought to blend retro soul with a modern mixing style. “I’m learning to take things away instead of adding more and more and more. That’s really against the grain for what I’m used to making.” However, where Lewis was once thrilled with shaping a cluttered sonic block into a complex beauty, he is now finding rewards in exercising restraint. “It’s actually very challenging to write a pop song.” Lewis’ latest development as a professional musician has also brought him back to where his love of music began. Raised by a jazz musician father, Lewis has fond memories of listening to his father play music at home and attending gigs on the road. In high school he played in a band, teaching himself a variety of instruments before finding his way to digital production using tools like the Akai MPC and desktop audio workstations like Pro Tools and Reason. With his latest projects, Lewis is combining both live instrumentation and digital production, plus his own singing voice. “Everything is coming full circle,” he says. In the coming weeks, Lewis will be stepping out from behind the laptop to perform with a string of shows—beginning with Sep. 20 headlining date at BackBar SoFa, followed by a Sep. 23 opening set for Flamingosis at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz. He continues his series of live outings by kicking off a monthly gig at The Continental; he will play every final Thursday of the month as part of the weekly Changing Same party, which is presented by Universal Grammar.

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ZEPPING AROUND Greta Van Fleet stand accused of ripping Led Zeppelin, though they say they’re just doing their thing.

Modern Classics GRETA VAN FLEET can’t seem to catch a break. The young foursome from the faux-Bavarian town of Frankenmuth, Michigan, has sustained criticism for copping its sound from 1970s rock giants Led Zeppelin. The group's debut track, “Highway Tune,” is characterized by Josh Kiszka’s Robert Plant doppelganger wail and Jacob Kiszka’s Jimmy Page-style guitar licks. If that weren’t enough, when pressed on the issue during an interview with Dutch music journalists FaceCulture, lead guitarist Jake Kiszka went so far as assert that “Led Zeppelin wasn’t an overwhelming influence of ours.” In that June 2018 YouTube interview, Jake claimed with a straight face that until online chatter began, the band “didn’t realize the similarities and commonalities that we share with … that group.” There’s a deep irony here: Not to take away from Led Zeppelin’s greatness, but Robert Plant and Jimmy Page Greta Van Fleet themselves earned a reputation—backed up in court cases won against them—for lifting music from others without Sep 18, 8 p.m. giving credit. Rightly or not, at its core, rock & roll has $39.50 always been about borrowing ideas. City National Civic The fact remains that when taking Greta Van Fleet on sanjosetheaters.org their own merits, one can readily admit that it’s pretty good. There’s an energy on the group’s pair of EPs that evokes the best of arena rock from the 1970s and ’80s. The three Kiszka brothers (Josh, Jake and Sam) and drummer Danny Wagner were all born some two decades or more after Led Zeppelin’s swansong, In Through the Out Door, was released. To some extent, all artists are the product of their influences. And it’s reasonable to allow young musicians—albeit ones growing up in public—to develop their own style as they mature. Still, “When the Curtain Falls,” the first single from the upcoming Anthem of the Peaceful Army sounds a whole lot like Led Zeppelin II’s “Heartbreaker.” Changing it up just a little, Josh’s vocals on the advance track “Watching Over” sound more like Guns 'N' Roses’ Axl Rose. And the instrumentation has faint echoes of ’70 Southern rock. The trick to making a lasting impression, and to becoming more than the musical flavor of the month, is to assimilate influences and recast them in a way that adds something new. It remains to be seen if the band’s first full-length (out Oct. 19) will reach that goal. —Bill Kopp


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I wrote a one-act play when I was a 20-year-old student at West Valley College. I like the form a lot and I want to see more of it. A good way to achieve that would be to attend two original one-act plays written, directed, acted, designed and produced completely by SJSU students! While we’re there we can reflect on my very short college theatrical experience. "Creep Patrol" written by Matthew Regan and "In Good Spirits" written by Kimberly Piet run for three days. Regan is very funny, very talented person so I anticipate good art. 7pm. 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose

SEP 13 • CRAIG FERGUSON @ MOUNTAIN WINERY I host a lot of events and I credit Craig Ferguson with indirectly instilling a sense of c'est la vie emceeing in me. I rank him as one of the funniest, most natural humorists I’ve ever seen live and on television. The only late-night host I can think of who regularly improvised his opening monologues on national TV with fantastic storytelling. That is hard to do if you aren’t Craig Ferguson. Plus, He’s hella Scottish. Boom. 7:30pm. 14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga

SEP 16 • SJ POETRY LEGEND NILS PETERSON @ CAFE STRITCH Presented by Poetry Center San Jose and Cafe Stritch, Nils Peterson’s poetic legacy is far too massive to list here. A SJSU professor for decades, founder of so much poetry and mentor to so many poets and writers, Nils is a kind-spoken hero of the poetic realm I live in. He’s so beloved in the community that appointing him the first-ever Poet Laureate of Santa Clara County was a no-brainer. I am honored to follow in his wide-gaited footsteps. Come hear his new works as he prepares for a new chapter in his life. It’s an honor to have met you, Nils. Thank you for what you’ve brought to our stunning valley for the last 50 years. 6pm: Cafe Stritch, 374 S First St, San Jose = MORE AT SANJOSE.COM

WED 9/12 MOMMY & ME FALL FESTIVAL 10am: Westgate Center, 1600 Saratoga Ave, San Jose

SPECIAL SJ ZEN DEN FOR KIDS 5pm: Plaza de Cesar Chavez, 1 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose

SAM'S BBQ Third Tue, 6pm: Wildcat Mountain Ramblers. 4th Tue, 6pm: The Mighty Crows. 2nd Wed, 6pm: Blue House. 3rd Wed, 6pm: Fred McCarthy. 1110 S Bascom Ave, San Jose

The Sid Morris Gang & The Legendary Ron Thompson. Thu, 6pm: Theme Night/Pro Jam feat. Southern California. Fri, 7pm: Chris Cain Band. Sat, 6pm: Beaufunk CD Release Party. Sun, noon: 6th Annual Lil' Easy Backyard Party. Sun, 4pm: John Nemeth Live at Poor House Bistro at The Studio. Mon, 6pm: Mixed Open Mic Night. Tue, 7pm: Aki Kumar’s Blues Jam. Last Thu, 6pm: Six String Showdown with AC Myles. 91 S Autumn St, San Jose

MOVIE, TRIVIA, BEER & FOOD 6:30pm: Uproar Brewing Co, 439 S First St, San Jose

THRILLER DANCE WORKSHOPS POOR HOUSE BISTRO Wed, 6pm: Tap Takeover w/

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FILM: BLINDSPOTTING 7:30pm: 3Below Theatres, 288 S Second St, San Jose

ROCK: FOO FIGHTERS 7:30pm: SAP Center, 525 W Santa Clara, San Jose

LEGEND: LYLE LOVETT AND HIS LARGE BAND 7:30pm: The Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga

OPEN MIC + CANVAS 7:45pm: Cafe Lift, 5883 Eden Park Place, San Jose

OPEN MIC: OPEN SPACE & ART WEDNESDAYS 6:30pm: Eastridge Center, 2200 Eastridge Loop, San Jose

7pm: Adira Dance and Costume, 2038 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

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WAX WEDNESDAY: NEEDLE TO THE GROOVE • WAX POETICS SHOWCASE

9pm: Cafe Stritch, 374 S First St, San Jose

STAGE: “LIGHT” • TWO ONE-ACT PLAYS

Also Fri, Sat. 7pm: Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose

MIXED OPEN MIC NIGHT!

Wed & Sun, 10pm: DJ Hank. Thu, 10pm: Levi J Band. Fri, 10pm: Superbad Band. Sat, 10pm: No Water After Midnight. Tue, 10pm: PubStumpers. 5027 Almaden Expy, San Jose

PUNK & DEATH: ETHNOCIDE, CASUAL VIBES, TANGO HUSTLE

Farewell Collin! 9pm: Caravan Lounge, 98 S Almaden Ave, San Jose

7pm: Britannia Arms Cupertino, 1087 S De Anza Blvd, San Jose

FRI 9/14

HUMOR: CRAIG FERGUSON

KIDS CONCERT: 123 ANDRÉS

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

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COMEDIAN: TAYLOR TOMLINSON

Var. times through Sun. 8pm: San Jose Improv, 62 S Second St

INSTRUMENTAL: OTTMAR LIEBERT & LUNA NEGRA

Latin Grammy Winner. 3:30pm: Willow Glen Public Library, 1157 Minnesota Ave, San Jose

FINALLY FRIDAYS MUSIC: JUNCO, MARISSA MURAOKA

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

8pm: Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City

WOMENCRUSHSJ: WOMEN IN JAZZ WILLOW DEN

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

THURS 9/13 DRIVE-IN: FREE MOVIE NIGHT

6pm: West Wind Drive-In and Public Market, 3630 Hillcap Ave, San Jose

Susana Pineda (Medellín/ Berkeley), Lilan Kane (Oak), Amy Dabalos. 8pm: Art Boutiki Music Hall, 44 Race St, San jose

COMEDIAN: JOE MACHI

Var. times through Sun. Rooster T. Feathers, 157 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale

PHOEBE HUNT AND THE GATHERERS

8pm: Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto

JAZZ: RONI BEN-HUR QUARTET

8:30pm: Cafe Stritch, 374 S First St, San Jose

JACK ROSE LIBATION HOUSE Fri, 5:30pm: Johnny Neri. Sat, 5:30pm: RPM. Sun, 10am: Brunch. 3pm: Reggae Sundays. Mon–Fri, 4–6pm: Happy hour. 18840 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd, Los Gatos

MILPITAS MIDDLE EASTERN AND GREEK FOOD FESTIVAL Var. times through Sun. St. James Orthodox Church, 195 N Main St, Milpitas

2018 CUPERTINO CARNIVAL

Var. times through Sun. St. Joseph of Cupertino, 10120 N De Anza Blvd, Cupertino

CITY DANCE 2018 • ELECTRO SWING

KELLEY PARK SUNSET WALK

6pm: Plaza De Cesar Chavez, 1 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose

6pm: Kelley Park, 1300 Senter Road, San Jose

LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’

7pm: San Pedro Square Market Bar, 87 N San Pedro St, San Jose

6:30pm: San Jose Municipal Golf Course, 1560 Oakland Rd

VINYL REPLAY

SHERWOOD INN

6:30pm: Cafe Stritch, 374 S First St, San Jose

Thu-Sun, 8:30pm: Karaoke. Fri, 9/14, 9pm: Motown Dance Party. Sun, 4pm: Novak-Nanni Duo. 2988 Almaden Expy, San Jose

ROCK: MAGICK BLUES BAND

EDM: TVRNT VOL. 2 FEAT. AHLAN WRIGHT

6:30pm: Uproar Brewing Co, 439 S First St, San Jose

9pm: Enso Nightclub, 97 E Santa Clara St, San Jose

8pm: Charley’s LG, 15 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

COUNTRY: SANDRA LYNN

HARDCORE: JUDICIARY, VAMACHARA, CREEPING DEATH, MORE

JAZZ: AMERICANO SOCIAL CLUB

AWESOME PARTY

6:30pm: The Saddle Rack, 42011 Boscell Road, Fremont

9pm: 1409 N 10th St, San Jose

POP ROCK: SLADE, NEW FOSSILS

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

COVER BAND: FISHHOOK

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LIVE MUSIC CONCERT • KERALA FLOOD RELIEF FUNDRAISING

4:30pm: Pista House Banquet Hall, 691 S Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas

KIDS: BE BRAVE! PJ STORYTIME SMOKING PIG BBQ

Fri, 9pm: The Kaye Bohler Band. Sat, 9pm: Lydia Pense and Cold Blood. 3340 Mowry Ave, Fremont

5pm: Books, Inc. Campbell, Pruneyard, 1875 S. Bascom Ave, Suite #600

NOCHE MEXICANA: GRITO THE ART OF CESAREO VEGA

5pm: Musa Studio, 1189 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara

MOVIE: E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL KARAOKE: THE GOOSETOWN LOUNGE

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

DJ: GARETH EMERY

10pm: Pure Night Club, 146 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

6pm: St James Park, North Second & St. James streets, San Jose

O.A.R. FEATURING MATT NATHANSON

6:30pm: The Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga

SKA: THE BIG NEWS, BANGALORE, SHARK PUNCH 10pm: Caravan Lounge, 98 S Almaden Ave, San Jose

COMEDY: PX FACTORY OPEN MIC

8:30pm: 3039 Meridian Ave, San Jose

DOOM METAL: THANGORODRIM, FUZZ EVIL (AZ), BT SAINTS

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

MON 9/17 YOGA IN THE PARK

Lead by Sima. Noon: St. James Park, North Second & St. James streets, San Jose

TRIVIA NIGHT

8pm: 7 Stars Bar & Grill, 398 S Bascom Ave, San Jose

PUNK: CLOACA (VANCOUVER), HEAVY STENCH, FRIGHT, WORLD PEACE

9pm: Salon SJ, behind 1409 N 10th St, San Jose

MONDO KARAOKE!

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

With Barely Legal. 11:59pm: 3Below Theatres, 288 S Second St, San Jose

OLD SCHOOL FUNK FEST: PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC

SAT 9/15

7:30pm: SAP Center, 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose

TUE 9/18

TRIBUTE: BEE GEES GOLD

LEGEND: BOY GEORGE

KINDRED CRAFT FESTIVAL 10am: San Jose Convention Center, 150 W San Carlos St, San Jose

38TH ANNUAL ART & WINE FESTIVAL

Also Sun. 10am: Central Park, 909 Kiely Blvd, Santa Clara

2018 LUNA PARK CHALK ART FESTIVAL

10am: Backesto Park, 651-699 E Empire St, San Jose

BARK IN THE PARK

10am: Williams Street Park, E William St, San Jose

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11am: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 150 E San Fernando St, San Jose

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #645696 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Angelo’s Peppersteak Sandwich, 2. Angelo’s Peppersteak, 9547 Estates Dr., Gilroy, CA, 95020, Michael Angelo Dipietro. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 08/01/2018. /s/Mike Dipietro. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/23/2018. (pub Metro 08/29, 09/05, 09/12, 09/19/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #644756 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Reynoso Tree Service, 351 La Pala Dr., San Jose, CA, 95127, Perla Reynoso Trejo. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 07/26/2018. /s/Perla Reynoso Trejo. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/26/2018. (pub Metro 08/22, 08/29, 09/05, 09/12/2018)

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #645464 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Silicon Valley Social Value, 221 Main Street, #1198, Los Altos, CA, 94022, CMB Advisors, Inc. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 07/01/2018. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Chase Behringer. President, #C3868588. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/17/2018. (pub Metro 08/29, 09/05, 09/12, 09/19/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #645457 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Walk Your Talk Therapy, 2. Life Walk Therapy, 2672 E. Bayshore Ave STE 810, Palo Alto, CA, 94043, Heather M Noone. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 08/01/2018. /s/Heather M Noone. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/17/2018. (pub Metro 08/29, 09/05, 09/12, 09/19/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #645771 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: People Places Construction, 847 Raeburn Ct., San Jose, CA, 95136, Vincent Cochran. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 01/12/2010. Refile in facts from previous filing. Previous file #632189. /s/Vincent Cochran. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/27/2018. (pub Metro 09/05, 09/12, 09/19, 9/26/2018)


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #645993 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. AO Bodywork, 2. Aobodywork.com, 106 1st Street, Los Altos, CA, 94022, Annette Elisabeth Oevermann, 487 North 9th St., San Jose, CA, 95112. 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/Annette Oevermann. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/31/2018. (pub Metro 09/05, 09/12, 09/19, 09/26/2018)

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By AMY ALKON

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The first few dates are the free trial period of romantic relationships. Think of it like accepting a sample of lox spread at Costco. You’re seeing how you like it; you aren’t committing to buy a salmon hatchery. It sounds like you instead see a date as a Wile E. Coyote-style trapdoor dropping you into a relationship. You and the guy have sex for the first time, and assuming he doesn’t fake his death afterward or ditch a burner phone he’s been texting you from, you two become a thing, right on track to sign up for those cute side-by-side burial plots. The problem is, this is like getting into a relationship with the first stranger who sits down on the bus next to you. You’re skipping an essential step, the “see who the guy is and decide” part. Even when the guy isn’t just some Tinder rando—even when you’ve known him for awhile—you need to see who he is as a boyfriend and how you work as a couple. Also, making matters worse, if you’re like many women, sex can act as a sort

of snuff film for your objectivity, leading you to feel emotionally attached to the man you’ve just slept with. Psychologists Cindy Meston and David Buss speculate that this may come out of the orgasmdriven release of oxytocin, a hormone that has been associated with emotional bonding. (In men, testosterone goes all nightclub bouncer, blocking oxytocin so it can’t get to its receptor.) To keep sex from drugging away your objectivity, try something: unsexy broaddaylight dates with various guys for just a few hours each. Yes, various guys. It’s not only okay to date more than one guy initially; it’s ideal. (A man with rivals is a man who has to try harder.) Meanwhile, your having options should curb any tendency you might have to go all needypants on a guy who, say, doesn’t text you right back—even if his competition’s texts are more preventive distraction than romantic ideal: “What are u wearing? Also, are u good w/Excel?” Or “I know u like fashion. Here’s my penis in a beret.”

I’m a 35-year-old guy who’s been texting with this girl. She got out of a sevenmonth relationship two months ago and is still kind of emotional about it. We’ll make plans to go out, but she always cancels at the last minute, claiming that she’s “still a mess” and adding, “Hope you understand!” Should I just keep texting with her and see where things lead?—Limbo Think about the guys women get stuck on—those they can’t get to text them back, not those who put out lighted signs visible from space: “iPhone’s always on! Call 24/7! Pick me! Yaaay! Over here!” Consider FOMO (fear of missing out) or, in scientist-speak, the “scarcity principle.” That’s psychologist Robert Cialdini’s term for how the less available something is, the more valuable (and desirable) we perceive it to be. This is not because it actually becomes more valuable but because scarcity triggers a motivational state—a state of, “Don’t let it get away!” Contrast that with how available you are to a woman who doesn’t seem ready for a relationship but is up for the emotional perks that come with. So she sucks up the consoling texted attention she gets from you but ducks out of any in-person get-togethers that could

eventually lead to your trying to, well, console her with your penis. Consider shutting off the therapy spigot and making yourself scarce until she’s ready to date. Tell her you want to take a timeout from texting and give her a little time to heal ’n’ deal and then go on a date. Pick a night—about a month from now—and ask her to put it on her calendar, explaining that it’s fine if she needs to reschedule if she still doesn’t feel ready. Putting it on the calendar makes it tangible, but putting it in the future, with an option to push it forward, takes the pressure off. And your disappearing for a while is probably your best shot at shifting your, um, zoological category to potential “animal in bed” from emotional support animal in the Hello Kitty diaper for the plane.

(c)2018, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or e-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com (advicegoddess.com).

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20): "The idea of liberation through the suppression of desire is the greatest foolishness ever conceived by the human mind," wrote philosopher E. M. Cioran. I agree that trying to deny or stifle or ignore our desires can't emancipate us. In fact, I'm inclined to believe that freedom is only possible if we celebrate and honor our desires, marvel at their enigmas and respect their power. Only then can we hope to refine them. Only then can we craft them into beautiful, useful forces that serve us rather than confuse and undermine us. The coming weeks will be an excellent time for you to engage in this spiritual practice, Taurus. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): "Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck," says the Dalai Lama. Ain't that the truth! When I was 22 years old, there were two different women I desperately yearned for as if they were the Muse Queens of Heaven who would transform me into a great artist and quench my infinite passion. Fortunately, they both rejected me. They decisively set me free of my bondage to them. Later, when I was older and wiser, I realized that blending my fortunes with either of them would have led me away from my true destiny. I got lucky! In a similar but less melodramatic way, Gemini, I suspect you will also get lucky sometime soon. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don'ts for Boys or Errors

of Conduct Corrected was an advice book for boys published in 1902. Among many other strictures and warnings, it offered this advice: "Don't giggle. For the love of decency, never giggle." There was additional counsel in the same vein: "Don't be noisy. The guffaw evinces less enjoyment than the quiet smile." Another exhortation: "Don't tease. Be witty, but impersonal." In accordance with astrological omens, I hereby proclaim that all those instructions are utterly wrong for you right now. To sweetly align yourself with cosmic rhythms, you should giggle and guffaw and tease freely. If you're witty—and I hope you will be—it'll serve you well to be affectionate and personable.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): "Simplicity is about

subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful," writes designer John Maeda. "The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak up," says artist Hans Hofmann. "Simplicity strips away the superfluous to reveal the essence," declares a blogger named Cheo. I hope these quotes provide you with helpful pointers, Leo. You now have the opportunity to cultivate a masterful version of simplicity.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your keynote is the

Japanese word shizuka. According to photographer Masao Yamamoto, it means "cleansed, pure, clear, and untainted." One of his artistic practices is to wander around forests looking in the soil for "treasures" that emanate shizuka. So in his definition, the term isn't about being scrubbed or sanitized. Rather, he's interested in pristine natural phenomena that are unspoiled by civilization. He regards them as food for his soul. I mention this, Virgo, because now is an excellent time for you to get big doses of people and places and things that are cleansed, pure, clear and untainted.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Libran blogger Ana-Sofia Cardelle writes candidly about her relationship with herself. She keeps us up to date with the ever-shifting self-images that float through her awareness. Here's one of her bulletins: "Stage 1. me: I'm the cutest thing in the world. Stage 2. me, two seconds later: no, I'm a freaking goblin. Stage 3. me, two seconds after that: I'm the cutest goblin in the world." I'm guessing that many of you Libras have reached the end of your own personal version of Stage 2. You've either already

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Author Anne Carson describes part of her creative process in this way: "Sometimes I dream a sentence and write it down. It's usually nonsense, but sometimes it seems a key to another world." I suspect you might be able to benefit from using a comparable trick in the coming days. That's why you should monitor any odd dreams, seemingly irrational impulses or weird fantasies that arise in you. Although they may not be of any practical value in themselves, they could spur a train of thought that leads you to interesting breakthroughs.

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slipped into Stage 3, or soon will. No later than Oct. 1, you'll be preparing to glide back into Stage 1 again.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): "There's no such thing

as love," said Scorpio painter Pablo Picasso. "There are only proofs of love." I'm tempted to believe that's true, especially as I contemplate the current chapter of your life story. The evidence seems clear: you will thrive by engaging in practical demonstrations of how much you care. You'll be wise to tangibly help and support and encourage and inspire everyone and everything you love. To do so will make you eligible for blessings that are, as of this moment, still hidden or unavailable.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): According to a

Pew Research Study, nearly 75 percent of Americans say they talk to God, but only 30 percent get a reply. I'm guessing the latter figure will rise dramatically for Sagittarian Americans in the next three weeks, however. Why? Because the astrological indicators suggest that authorities of all kinds will be more responsive than usual to Sagittarians of all nationalities. Help from higher powers is likely to be both more palpable and more forthcoming. Any communications you initiate with honchos, directors and leaders have a better than normal chance of being well-received.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): One day in October

1926, author Virginia Woolf inscribed in her diary, "I am the usual battlefield of emotions." It was a complaint, but also a brag. In fact, she drew on this constant turmoil to fuel her substantial output of creative writing. But the fact is that not all of us thrive on such ongoing uproar. As perversely glamorous and appealing as it might seem to certain people, many of us can do fine without it. According to my analysis, that will be true for you in the coming weeks. If you have a diary, you might justifiably write, "Hallelujah! I am not a battlefield of emotions right now!"

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Anthropologist

Margaret Mead had definite ideas about "the ways to get insight." She named them as follows: "to study infants; to study animals; to study indigenous people; to be psychoanalyzed; to have a religious conversion and get over it; to have a psychotic episode and get over it." I have my own list of ways to spur insight and inspiration, which includes: to do walking meditations in the woods on a regular basis, no matter what the weather; to engage in long, slow sex with a person you love; to spend a few hours reviewing in detail your entire life history; to dance to music you adore for as long as you can before you collapse from delighted exhaustion. What about you, Aquarius? What are your reliable ways to get insight? I suggest you engage in some of them, and also discover a new one. You're in the Flood of Radical Fresh Insights Phase of your astrological cycle.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Stanley Kubrick made masterful films, but most of them bore me. I regard John Ashbery as a clever and innovative poet, but I've never been excited by his work. As for painter Mark Rothko, I recognize his talent and intelligence, but his art leaves me empty. The music of Nora Jones is pretty and technically impeccable, but it doesn't move me. In the coming weeks, Pisces, I invite you to make the kinds of fine distinctions I'm describing here. It will be important for you to be faithful to your subjective responses to things, even as you maintain an objective perspective about them and treat them with respect. Homework: Make two fresh promises to yourself, one that's easy to keep and one that's at the edge of your capacity to live up to.

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metroactive SVSCENE PHOTOS BY GREG RAMAR

A participant in the second annual DOWNTOWN DROP DOWN grins big while rappelling from the roof of the Adobe building in San Jose.

Having fun with friends at the final SOUTH FIRST FRIDAY art walk of the summer.

Mayor Sam Liccardo speaks in front of the ADOBE building before rappelling down it to raise money for Downtown Streets Team.

Could it be... Satan? This trio were clearly enjoying themselves at FORAGER during the South First Friday art walk.

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San Jose Mayor SAM LICCARDO proves once and for all that he isn’t scared of heights at the Downtown Drop Down, a fundraiser for Bay Area non profit, Downtown Streets Team.


Metro Silicon Valley 1837  

September 12-18, 2018

Metro Silicon Valley 1837  

September 12-18, 2018