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 (Phone number will not be published.)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

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Working Partnerships Responds Recent articles published in Metro assert that Cindy Chavez had a conflict of interest in connection with

certain transactions between Santa Clara Family Health Foundation and Working Partnership USA, because Ms. Chavez is the Executive Director of Working Partnerships and also serves as a director of the Foundation. Under Section 5233 of the California Nonprofit Corporation Law, a “self dealing transaction” involves a transaction in which the nonprofit corporation is a party and one or more of its directors has a material financial interest. The facts below indicate that no director financial interest was involved. Working Partnerships is a nonprofit public benefit corporation. By law, the organization does not have any shareholders, and any increase in net assets as a result of increased revenue may not be paid out to private individuals, including Ms. Chavez.

In addition, Ms. Chavez’s compensation is not contingent on Working Partnerships receiving Foundation funding. The organization’s financial information, publicly available on its Form 990 filed annually with the Internal Revenue Service, shows that Working Partnerships had sufficient resources to cover Ms. Chavez’s compensation, even if it had not received any funds from the Foundation. DAVID A. LEVITT (Note: A full copy of this letter can be found online at

Sinking Ship County Executive Jeff Smith, CFO and Director of Finance Vinod Sharma and Controller-Treasurer Irene Lui are all

tied to the same sinking boat (“Finance Under Fire,” SanJoseInside, April 10). Smith won’t go after his friend [Cindy] Chavez. Sharma and Lui don’t even know the differences between an “audit,” “review” or a “procedural compliancy test.” We all must come to the realization that Santa Clara County cannot move forward until Jeff Smith, Vinod Sharma, and Irene Lui are out of their positions in Santa Clara County. I am a voter of District 2, and if I and my other District 2 comrades ask to see WPUSA’s and SBLC’s books, any outcome still would prove that there is a lack of leadership in our government. JIMI KOGURA

Who’s Next? What does machine boss Cindy Chavez have to say about this? (“FPPC Investigates Xavier Campos,” SanJoseInside, April 10.) She was a close ally of the indicted Ron Gonzales, the convicted Terry Gregory, the convicted George Shirakawa Jr. and the soon-to-godown Xavier Campos. Who has been instrumental in getting all of them elected? Cindy Chavez. (OK, with a little help from Mike Honda.) Will voters connect the dots? LILY SERENO

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THE FLY To the delight of hungry volunteers throughout Silicon Valley, San Jose Councilman KANSEN CHU is back on the campaign trail. Chu, known for generously feeding his election workers—who at times double as his council staff—hopes to fill the seat of State Assemblyman BOB WIECKOWSKI, who will be termed out at the end of next year. One of Chu’s likely opponents is TERESA D. COX, a trustee on the Ohlone Community College Board who previously worked as a White House community coordinator BXej\e:_l during the Bubba administration back in the ’90s. Chu coasted to re-election in San Jose’s City Council last summer, in part because puppet candidate TAM TRUONG never stood a chance, and also because Chu can raise some serious cash. Last year, only Councilmember and union-piñata Don’t ROSE HERRERA spent forget more money during to tip! the primary than Chu. Of course, Chu FLY@ METRONEWS. has had the help of COM wife DAISY CHU, who helped kickstart his last campaign with a five-grand loan. Some of the more ardent spectators of the GEORGE SHIRAKAWA JR. scandal may remember that Daisy worked as a county-paid money courier for the convicted supe. She secured funds from Sunnyvale’s scandal-plagued Herguan University that were supposed to be a campaign contribution to Shirakawa—but somehow they ended up as George’s walk-around money. But we’re sure Daisy’s loan to her husband last year had nothing to with that—especially when Kansen can pull in a reported $50K at a Liang’s Kitchen fundraiser earlier this month.


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The complaint also noted that Teng has “sustained and substantial conflicts of interest through his lucrative private consulting business, the details of which he has hidden from public scrutiny, in violation of the city of San Jose’s Code of Ethics and the public trust.” Teng, who joined the San Jose Police Department in 2002, rejected any conflict-of-interest claims in sworn testimony last December. But newly filed documents obtained by Metro show that the city of San Jose’s top casino watchdog repeatedly filed false statements over the course of a decade while under penalty of perjury. These documents show that not only did Teng fail to list his numerous stock investments, which could now be worth millions, but he also understated the income he received from his private consulting business, which caters to racetracks as well as private and tribal casinos, the latter of which could be in direct competition with San Jose’s gaming establishments. On March 20 and 21 of this year, Teng filed nine amended Form 700s,

which list any outside financial interest city officials have. What prompted this sudden call to action is unclear, as Teng has declined all interview requests. But the change in disclosure is dramatic. Previously, Teng had only submitted forms that acknowledged he was self-employed by “Richard Teng, CPA,” and that his outside income hovered around $100,000 depending on the year. Teng omitted mention of his actual clients. “As an elected official, I know that the intent of any Form 700 filing is to inform the public who your sources of income are,” says San Jose Councilman Pete Constant, whose district was home to Garden City. “Somebody who lists himself as a source of income to hide their clients is definitely violating the spirit and intent of FPPC regulations. The public has a right to know.” A comparison of Form 700s that Teng originally filed with the City Clerk’s office in previous years and those he recently amended show glaring inconsistencies. According to his newly amended Form 700 for 2011, Teng previously omitted 14 different companies in which he owns stock. It’s difficult to know for sure how much the stock is worth,


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but based on the boxes Teng checked, the stock—which included shares in Southwest Airlines, Intel, Freddie Mac, Pandora, Microsoft, several real estate holding trusts and others—was valued between $92,000 and $860,000. That same year, Teng also made somewhere between $20,000 and $200,000 in outside income from Spectrum Gaming Group and Advanced Surgical Care as a contractor. For someone who listed himself as an accountant for the latter and is an official in charge of compliance and financial review for the former, there seems to be a disconnect on how he could have failed to note any of these stock holdings and additional income sources. “These amendments, we’re not talking about minor amendments; we’re talking about major amendments,” says former Fair Political Practices Commission general counsel Bob Stern. “I would think somebody [at the FPPC] is going to take a look at that and find out if he should be fined for not disclosing. Perjury is always very hard to prove, but fining him for not disclosing is not very hard to prove.” Teng also amended his Form 700 for 2010 with newly disclosed stocks and a revised compensation figure for earnings from his company. While he previously disclosed outside income of $10,000 to $100,000 in 2010 for “Accounting and Consulting Services,” Teng’s amended form from last month now notes he made more than $100,000. In 2008, Teng was especially busy performing services unrelated to his work with the SJPD. In addition to making between $10,000 and $100,000 that year from Spectrum Gaming Group, which in a possible conflict of interest has held contracts with the city since 1998, Teng’s amended filing shows that he made more than $100,000 for “compliance review” of Barcelona Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Former Santa Clara Mayor Judy Nadler, who now oversees Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, wouldn’t address Teng’s specific situation but did say that public servants shouldn’t let secondary employment interfere with their public work: “Any work you do outside of that should: No. 1, Not be in conflict with the work you’re doing; and No. 2, Should not take away from the time and energy that you would be using to do your public job.” In 2012, WhiteSand Gaming

delivered a less-than-stellar audit of the Teng’s SJPD division, finding that staff was “largely unable to draw on the appropriate skill sets to conduct meaningful operational oversight from other than its two senior staffers who are already overcommitted on the licensing side.” Or were they just working elsewhere? Last year, Teng made more than $156,000 in his role as gaming administrator for the city. Police Chief Larry Esquivel, who came into the job around the same time Casino M8trix filed its lawsuits, would not comment for this story because of the pending litigation, and former chief Chris Moore could not be reached for comment. But Sgt. Jason Dwyer, a police information officer for SJPD, says that Teng’s outside employment was reviewed. “I think it was made clear to him when he got his work permits, like any other officer, that there cant be a conflict with the city or the department,” Dwyer says. No one within the city was willing to comment on why Teng amended years of financial-disclosure documents in the last few weeks, but it could be attributed to statements he made in sworn testimony during a December hearing with Casino M8trix attorneys. The following back and forth comes from Casino M8trix’s lawyer Allen Ruby—whose past clients include Barry Bonds, Microsoft and the National Football League—and Teng, in reference to his disclosure of outside income. Teng: Okay. I believe that has something to do with your earlier question with respect to conflict of interest, with respect to myself, whether or not I’m consulting a business that could be in competition of Garden City. Allen Ruby: Worried about that, are you? Richard Teng: Absolutely not, sir, been open book for 10 years. Allen Ruby: Does the Chief know who all your customers are? Richard Teng: Absolutely. So does the Mayor and as well as City Attorney’s Office. When Metro placed calls in to the offices of Mayor Chuck Reed, City Attorney Rich Doyle and Chief Esquivel, none of the above-mentioned offices said they had any information regarding Teng’s secondary employment outside of Form 700s he previouly filed with the City Clerk’s office. The city and Casino M8trix’s attorneys are expected back in court in June.

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County Launches ‘Reform Efforts’ BY JOSH KOEHN Santa Clara County’s media-relations department would like you to know that reform cometh, and County Executive Jeff Smith is a man of his word. Last week, Smith told San Jose Inside that the county has had “culture problems” for years, and he planned on addressing them. He repeated this pledge in an op-ed published in the San Jose Mercury News. While much of the blame for county corruption and ineptitude has been placed at the feet of disgraced former Supervisor George Shirakawa Jr., subsequent reports have found that top administrators within the Finance Agency and its various departments failed to catch and/or report his crimes. In his op-ed, Smith promised a new webpage that would show the county’s dedication to reform. A press release sent out Monday afternoon by the Office of Pubic Affairs announced that Smith, “consistent with his word,” launched a county webpage dedicated to “Reform Efforts.” So, nothing more to see here, right? Well, no. Most businesses, when they encounter “culture problems,” take it upon themselves to clean house. But to date, only Shirakawa and his chief of staff, Eddie Garcia, an uncharged accomplice in the former’s misuse of

Mercury News Selling Property BY JOSH KOEHN The property that encompasses the San Jose Mercury News printing plant and newsroom will soon be up for

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sale. Nathan Donato-Weinstein, of the Silicon Valley Business Journal, first reported that the 36-acre property, owned by California Newspapers Partnership, will go on sale without an asking price. Mac Tully, publisher of the Mercury News and Bay Area News Group’s 11 other daily papers, confirmed the Biz Journal’s report Monday with San Jose Inside. “We are putting it up for sale, because it sits on 36 acres, and it’s in a really prime location in San Jose,” Tully said, noting the easy access points to the 880 and 680 freeways. “We think it has a pretty significant commercial value.” MediaNews Group, which is owned by Digital First Media, purchased the San Jose Mercury News in 2006 and has significantly downsized its San Jose operations in the seven years that it has owned the newspaper. Its Bay Area News Group (BANG) subsidiary has consolidated business operations at its headquarters in the Contra Costa County city of San Ramon, 32 miles away from the current building. Tully said that Mercury News printing and production will be relocated to BANG’s Concord and Hayward printing plants, while the search for a new newsroom location for reporters, editors and advertising execs will begin “immediately.” He added that no editorial positions will be cut during the relocation process.

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Champion Writer MAKING CHOICES Cathleen Miller’s ‘Champion of Choice’ follows the fight for women’s rights worldwide.

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AN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY professor Cathleen Miller spent 10 years crisscrossing the globe to write Champion of Choice, her 500-page biography of women’s advocate Nafis Sadik, and lived to tell about it.

In fact, “crisscrossing” doesn’t even do Miller justice. Her path more resembled a 3D model of string art, navigating impoverished slum after slum, from the Third World to the First, and back again—all to chronicle Sadik’s career as one of the 20th century’s most powerful and

tireless warriors for women’s rights. As a work of dramatic nonfiction narrative, Champion of Choice is extensive, but accessible for everyone. Miller will talk about the book at SJSU on April 24. For the uninitiated, Sadik, a nationalized Pakistani born in India in 1929, developed ambitions at an early age to become a diplomat and help victimized women all over the world. An obstetrician, she eventually took a post at the fledgling United Nations Population Fund in 1971, when the average global birthrate was six children per mother. By the time of her professional retirement in 2000, the average birthrate had been cut in half. To date, her life’s work as a doctor, educator and diplomat has provided women around the globe with the

education and tools to control their own fertility. Her work has improved the lives of millions of women and infuriated the Vatican as a result. In the book, Miller does not just write Sadik’s story alone. That would have been too simple. Instead, she juxtaposes Sadik’s career with vignettes from the trenches of female victimization in order to reveal examples of the very injustices that Sadik fights against. She weaves in a tale from Ethiopia, for instance, where small, poverty-stricken girls are forced into pregnancy as early as 14, resulting in the gruesome circumstances of obstetric fistula. In another scene, she visits a hospital in Pakistan to interview a woman whose husband insisted on a sixth pregnancy solely because her first five were daughters. At first, the United Nations actually asked Miller to write the book, since her previous work, Desert Flower, told the story of Somali activist Waris Dirie’s worldwide plight to end female genital mutilation. The book was later adapted as a feature film and released

in 34 countries, including a U.S. premiere at Cinequest in 2011. The book sold 11 million copies in 55 languages and has played a major role in outlawing genital mutilation worldwide. It accomplished more than any group of politicians or diplomats could possibly have done. Now, with the release of Champion of Choice, Miller says that interviewing Sadik, spending hours with her and examining her career was like getting a Ph.D. in leadership and diplomacy. In writing the book, Miller says she wanted to make sure she told the how-to and step-by-step details of how Sadik did what she did—not just what Sadik accomplished, but how she accomplished it. Thus the book also functions as a how-to manual for women who want to change history, a primer for how to raise your daughter to be a world leader. “How many women get a chance to studyy with a mentor like Nafis?” “N that many men Miller asked. “Not oppo have that opportunity either, but I’ve wa spent years watching this woman, ta meeting her, talking to her, analyzing und a microscope, and her career under pa along to women I wanted to pass everything I’ve learned. That’s one rea of the main reasons people read biography—es biography—especially biographies of peop successful people—to be on the fast track. We want to figure out how they did it.” For the free event on April 24, Miller says she will reveal lurid details about what’s not in the book. Attendees will get behind-the-scenes vignettes about what she actually went through for 10 years. After all, the story of what happens in the author’s life while writing the book is often more colorful than the published material anyway. “I’m going to tell some funny stories about what I call the book behind the book,” Miller explains. “This is a book that my friends encouraged me to write for years. ... And for years, I’ve been telling my friends these stories about what was happening with me while I was out there doing research on this book.”



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An Open Letter to Bud Selig


Dear Bud: All we want is an answer. One way or the other. We’ll be fine. But just make a decision already. That bitter beer face you make when one of us asks—you know, the one that looks like an old catcher’s mitt wearing a toupee—no longer flies. We’ve been patient, but now we want an answer from you, the man who leached the sanctity out of our national pastime; a commissioner who sat silent and collected nine figures in salary while team owners made millions and the steroid era rendered all of baseball’s records irrelevant.


You have left us with a world that props up Jose Canseco as the game’s moral compass; a reversal of fortune as comical as Jack Abramoff now carrying the torch to end political skullduggery. WHEN WILL THE A’S BE MOVING TO SAN JOSE? That’s the question San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed asked you in a letter two weeks ago. It’s a question the mayor, the city of San Jose, the Oakland A’s and their fans have been asking for four years, and they deserve an answer. The silence has been deafening. Way back in 2009, you formed a

“blue-ribbon committee” to figure out the best place for the A’s to play long term. But we’re still not quite sure what a blue-ribbon committee actually does, because the three men you appointed have released as much info as a eunuch circle jerk. Consider how much time has passed since you formed this blueribbon committee. It took the 9/11 Commission less time to issue a public report on how things broke down that fateful day; Obama had been president for all of three months when the committee was formed; eight months after the committee began its fact-finding

search, we all still assumed Tiger Woods was a good guy. SO, BUD, SERIOUSLY: WHEN WILL THE A’S BE MOVING TO SAN JOSE? If it’s never, hey, fine. We just want an answer. The city has held some of its best downtown real estate hostage—roughly $25 million worth of land—in the hope that you might do your job and get Major League Baseball owners together to vote on whether the A’s can move. Instead, you’ve kept the process a secret, while a front group called Stand for San Jose—funded by the San Francisco Giants, who oppose the A’s relocation to the South Bay with

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disingenuous territorial claims—has an ongoing lawsuit against the city of San Jose. You’ve pleaded for people to respect the process; an impossible request, especially when you have the cajones to tell Mayor Reed to kick rocks like you did in a letter last week. “I will not address any of the specifics in your letter,” you wrote, “other than to note that your vague reference to ‘additional litigation’ is neither productive nor consistent with process that the Athletics have initiated under our rules.” That litigation mention must have


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J@>EFEJ%(JKJKI<<KK_\^iflg9Xj\YXccJXeAfj\_XjY\\eg`kZ_`e^ ]fik_\8Êji\cfZXk`fekfJXeAfj\j`eZ\k_\Y\^`ee`e^% sent a small shiver up your feeble spine. People around these parts, and by people, I mean San Jose City Councilman Sam Liccardo and a host of attorneys hungry to make a name for themselves, have been floating the idea of suing over MLB’s antitrust exemption, which prevents individual teams from trying to take control of their own fortunes, such as moving to a more lucrative market. No other professional sports league in America has such a unique stranglehold on its members. Thankfully, the city of San Jose has no such restrictions. The truth is, I think you’re scared. Baseball’s antitrust exemption, granted back in the 1920s, is a sham. The only reason it was granted in the first place is because professional baseball was considered a game first and business second, otherwise MLB would be in the same boat as Standard Oil and every other monopoly of that era. But back in the early ’90s, a group led by Vincent Piazza wanted to move the San Francisco Giants—of all teams—to Tampa, Florida. MLB said “no,” so Piazza and his group took MLB to court. This was not long after the Giants failed to move to San Jose but were gifted permanent territorial rights to the South Bay—a dowry the Giants never deserved to keep considering they stayed in San Francisco. Piazza’s lawsuit went all the way to Florida’s Supreme Court before MLB lawyers smacked you awake in time to settle. The compromise: $16 million in cash and an expansion

organization named after Steve Irwin’s killer. Your anti-trust exemption might help keep teams in line and prevent the A’s from suing, but San Jose has nothing to stop it from taking you back to court. Most people will remember you as the commissioner who sat idly by as steroids destroyed the game’s records—which came to a head this spring when baseball writers couldn’t bring themselves to elect a single player from the last 20 years into the Hall of Fame, because everyone was dirty—but you’ve also managed to make your owners rich as plantation owners by bullying cities into funding baseball-only facilities. At the same time, you oversaw the destruction of competitive balance by favoring revenue sharing over a salary cap. The A’s turned to Moneyball, which has worked sparingly ever since Michael Lewis hightailed it out of town, and now the team needs a new stadium that attracts fans and doesn’t remind them of Al Davis’ corpse. Just a decade ago, you admitted that the A’s moving to Oakland back in 1968 was a “horrible mistake.” Opportunity awaits. The club has overwhelming corporate support in the South Bay that will hardly infringe on the Giants’ future revenue stream. The A’s are so insistent on getting out of Oakland that they’re even offering to pay almost the entire cost of a new stadium in San Jose. What’s most astounding about this extended charade, however, is


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Citizens Watchdog Committee on 2000 Measure A Program Expenditures Results of Independent Compliance Audit on FY 2012 2000 Measure A Program Expenditures

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. VTA Conference Room B-104 3331 N. First Street San Jose, CA 95134 (This location is served by VTA Light Rail and Bus Line 58.) The public is encouraged to attend but for those unable, written comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on May 8 by email to: board.secretary@ or by mail to: Office of the Board Secretary, 3331 N. First Street, Building B-1, San José, CA 95134-1927. Sign language services will be provided. If additional interpreter services are required, please contact VTA Customer Service at least five days prior to the meeting at (408) 321-2300, TTY (408) 321-2330. Copies of Measure A Program documents and reports are available for public

inspection from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) offices at 3331 N. First Street, San Jose, CA in the Building B lobby. They are also available for viewing at local public libraries and at VTA’s website: (which includes accessible versions). Questions on the public hearing should be directed to: Stephen Flynn, Advisory Committee Coordinator, at (408) 321-5720 or to INDEPENDENT AUDIT: Fulfilling its ballot-defined responsibilities, the CWC commissioned an audit of the Measure A Program financial records and schedule for Fiscal Year 2012 (July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012). Macias Gini & O’Connell, LLP, independent certified public accountants, conducted the compliance audit in accordance with attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. They issued an unqualified (“clean”) opinion on Measure A Program compliance with the ballot. Copies of the audit results and other related reports are available at the locations stated above and at



PUBLIC HEARING: The Citizens Watchdog Committee (CWC) for the 2000 Measure A Transit Sales Tax Program (“Measure A”) is holding a ballot-required public hearing on FY 2012 Measure A expenditures to receive input from the community:


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that the A’s play 10 miles away from AT&T Park and want to move nearly an hour south—and somehow this would threaten a Giants club coming off two World Series championships in the last three years? A’s owner Lew Wolff, your old college fraternity buddy from Wisconsin, has played it cool—almost too cool, as it could be argued that your relationship with him has hurt the process. Any other owner would have called you out on the carpet. Instead, you and Wolff pet each other on the heads like kittens. Of course, there are those rare occasions when we see you’re not completely apathetic, such as when a reporter asked where the process stood last year and you replied, “You aren’t going to get a fucking answer.”

Fuck. That. WHEN WILL THE A’S BE MOVING TO SAN JOSE? “You can rest assured that whatever decision is ultimately made will take into consideration all of the information that we have received and will be in the best interest of Baseball.” That’s how you ended your letter to Reed. But this isn’t about what’s good for baseball. It never has been. This process has been protracted so you can lead every party along, put MLB on a pedestal and line your pockets at every turn. If this was really about what’s best for baseball, the A’s would already be in San Jose.

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T’S NOTHING short of bizarre that the national pastime, which ostensibly embodies our all-American values of competition and fair play, remains the only business exempt from U.S. monopoly laws. That a single recreational activity deserves such special treatment—absent any economic reason except greed or convenience—should offend our sense of decency. A Soviet-style central control model opts Major League Baseball out of market forces and accountability. This shameful state of affairs basically allows MLB to break free-market rules, corrupt the game with performance enhancers and cheat the public with artificially steroided ticket prices. Memo to team owners: The free market won, and you guys are dinosaurs. The United States’ phenomenal prosperity in the 20th century can be attributed in part to antitrust legislation that promoted competition. The laws prevented any single company from dominating their industry. Competitive markets work better than controlled ones because they force organizations to be more efficient and respond to their customers rather than keep prices artificially high. Who gave a Kremlin in Milwaukee the power to decide whether a team owner could build a baseball stadium in San Jose with his own money? The United States Supreme Court. In 1922, a number of now-dead justices like William H. Taft, Oliver W. Holmes Jr. and Louis Brandeis decided that baseball wasn’t interstate commerce. A smart bunch, sure, but not exactly on the cutting edge. Their thinking had been rendered technologically obsolete the previous year, when the 1921 World Series was broadcast to a market that crossed state lines. Subsequent court rulings have acknowledged that baseball is in fact an interstate activity that should abide by the same laws that prevent other sport leagues and businesses from engaging in anticompetitive behavior. Yet somehow this anachronism stands. And it’s not good for the sport, for the fans or for our national claim as the global champion of freedom. It’s time to stop the charade and bring baseball into the 21st Century. Hopefully, some attorneys and red-blooded believers in liberty will step forward and challenge this ridiculous 90-year-old ruling—whether or not San Jose gets a team. —Dan Pulcrano

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Foam Call Clash T of the Chefs

THE RAW AND THE COOK Anthony Bourdain (left) provided the mock menace as Eric Ripert played along.

HE BETTER-BEER scene continues its ascent in the South Bay with Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant in downtown View setcooking to NTHONY BOURDAIN, one of theMountain most fawned over open March 28. There will be wine and cocktails, but personalities in American, made a stop in San Jose on focusEric will be on beers. Steins the Saturday primary with Ripert forhigh-quality a fawning crowd at the Center feature 30 taps and a menu of modern American will for Performing Arts. For more than two hours, at what was billed crated byRipert executive chef and Bay Area ascomfort the “Goodfood vs. Evil Tour,” and Bourdain shared their native on Colby thoughts food,Reade. cooking and the restaurant industry, first under


Owner and premise South Bayof native Ted Kim is a beer enthusiast; tellsbros me the theatrical an interrogation and later ashe two is a chairs salute totalking that Steins the traditional German beer halls and gardens, sitting in easy shop over a couple of cold ones. which hedragged experienced during but his travels throughout Europe’s premier The pace at times, overall the formula worked, and beer cities. Designed by architect Marc Dimalanta, Steins features a 300it’s doubtful anyone at the nearly sold-out downtown venue left seat, 8,000-square-foot domed interior room and a 4,000-square-foot feeling cheated out of the $45 or $75 spent on their ticket.

outdoor patio. The term “rock-star chef” gets thrown around a lot these days wait and if Ted, with his contagious positive energy, says that he can’t there a template, fits the part. His onstage banter is laced with custom-made walk-in cooler” for is folks to checkBourdain out the “in-your-face, expletives, there’s a stint drug on unique his résumé (“LSD changed next to the main bar.with Guests canaddiction gaze at the direct-draw draft my perspective—I in a positive way”) andtohe’s a level of adoration are connected theachieved kegs, eliminating draft system—thethink tap handles unseen on the celebrity chef scene. Heat has a full-page ad in the latest issue lines and helping to keep the beer the highest quality and freshness of levels. RollingHaving Stone. It’s30a draft big deal when comes to town. Bourdain has made beers is ahe manageable number for staff , Ted says:a career of lampooning other celebrity chefs, and it didn’t take long thetoduo “I want them to know exactly what we’re serving. I want to befor able to give get into it. A few into his mock co-owner genuine beerminutes recommendations, so interrogation, ongoing beer Ripert, education will beof acclaimed New important. ” York French eatery Le Bernardin, called out Gordon Ramsay for being ” “racist” andfarm-to-table “totally unacceptable” his comments The “shameless, food will have a local, emphasis for according to chef on theReade, TV show Kitchen.will Moments later, Bourdain dropped one of the first of andHell’s everything be made in-house, including breads and many laugh-out-loud taking aim atspace, Santathere Rosawill restaurateur pretzels. Because ofmoments, the generous kitchen also be in-Guy Fieri: “He lookscharcuterie, like Ed Hardy fuckedand a Juggalo” and “He’s like“We 50! He’s house butchery pickling programs. wantstill to dressing make likefood that,aswith ames?” also onbeer’s the cutting board freshthe as fucking the beerflis, ” says Paula Reade,Deen who was embraces versatility in (“I’m nauseated pairing. by her”), but Bourdain repented for years of bashing Rachel Ray, food saying she won him over admitting she’sofa 25 New York Dolls fan and telling a Some examples frombythe tidy menu items include pork belly blue joke involving Mario Batali, a blow job and scrunchie at a celebrity roast. In a somewhat surprising turn, Bourdain also took some heat from Ripert, who called Bourdain a sellout for going against everything he wrote in Kitchen Confidential by being a judge on ABC’s show The Taste. The rest of the show jumped around a variety of topics including New York vs. San Francisco (New York for fine dining, SF for mid-priced restaurants), California’s ban on foie gras (“It’s the biggest bullshit issue ever”), vegetarians (“Most of the world is already vegetarian, and they’re not too happy about it”) and boneless chicken wings (“a sin against God”). The one South Bay reference of the night was a shoutout to Manresa chef David Kinch, whom Ripert would choose as one of three chefs to be stuck with on a desert island. The show closed with a confusing bit where Ripert asked Bourdain to do a blind-taste test to guess if he was served white wine or red wine, but the misstep was quickly amended when a perplexed Ripert was asked to describe Cheetos and Funyuns while blindfolded.—Matt Crawford

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HE BETTER-BEER continues its ascent NOSH PIT Last year’s eventscene featured tasty treats. in the South Bay with Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant in downtown Mountain View set to open March 28. There will be wine and cocktails, but the primary focus will be on high-quality beers. Steins spring Avant willEGGIELUTION’S feature 30 taps annual and a menu ofcelebration, modern American Garden, returns withchef local chefs byFriday executive and Baycreating Area comfort food cratedon dishes from produce harvested on the urban farm, Reade. native Colby craftOwner brews and, new for this year, San Jose Made vendors. and South Bay native Ted Kim is a beer enthusiast; he tells me

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rapper Redd Baron, or whatever name he’s using at the time. (AC)


Johnny V’s, San Jose Wed – 9pm; no cover before 10:30pm, $3 after

San Jose native the Redd Baron is a rapper with some mystique. He raps with an easy flow over old-school hip-hop beats, adding a bit of an R&B edge. He goes by a lot of aliases: Mr. Universal, Eric Da Redd, E.D.R., Fredd Barrie. But behind the laid-back front is a prolific producer and savvy businessman who crafts many of his own beats (and those of several others—check his Soundcloud account) and, in 1999, created Redd Ink (later titled Redd Ink Productions), which specializes in managing and producing other artists. But onstage, he’s just

SECRET SOCIETY OF THE SONIC SIX Lido’s, San Jose Thu – 10pm; $5 The first band to dub itself “punk” was Suicide, a dissonant, lo-fi, keyboard-driven duo that created some of the eeriest music of the ’70s. Pasadena’s the Secret Society of Sonic Six are like a more unsettling, more unrelenting version of Suicide. But rather than Alan Vega’s murmuring, howling vocals, Astar Ivanka brings a creepier, more understated monotone sound to the vocals. Like Suicide, the members of the Society use primitive instruments.

There can’t be a drum machine or keyboard newer than 1981 in the band. This show is part of the weekly “Club Apparition” series. Some nights it’s DJs; other nights, bands. But it’s always dark and weird. Also on the bill are Headless Lizzy & her Icebox Pussy. (AC)

of B.B. King and Stevie Ray Vaughan as well, particularly when he’s soloing. He just can’t escape his American heritage. (AC)

controlled electronic music by Jakub Ciupiski. The program also features a trio of company firsts: Merce Cunningham’s Duets, Jormal Elo’s Glow-Stop and Karen Gabay’s Tzigane. (Sunday evening, the ballet pays tribute to retiring dancer Gabay; see page 33). (MSG)




San Jose Civic Thu – 8pm; $62–$102 When American singer/guitarist Joe Bonamassa was first getting into the blues, he connected more to the English blues players like Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Rory Gallagher (who is technically Irish) than to the traditional American blues players. He heard an added layer of sophistication in their interpretation of the blues. Even though that influence is clearly present in Bonamassa’s work, there is still that distinctly American down-and-dirty element


San Jose Center for the Performing Arts Fri – 8pm, Sat – 1:30 and 8pm, Sun – 1:30pm; $30-$105 For its final program of the season, “R/Evolutionary,” Ballet San Jose goes big with one world premiere and three company premieres. Choreographer Jessica Lang made a significant splash last year with her marvelous study in motion and sculptural costuming, Splendid Isolation III; her piece this year, Eighty One, gets its first performance ever. It is set to an unusual score of gesture-

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Los Gatos Fri – 8pm; $10-$25 The Sunset Series at St. Luke’s continues with the arrival of the distinguished Czech ensemble the Bennewitz Quartet. The relatively young group (which was formed in 1998, which is an eye-blink for string quartets) is named after a well-known countryman of the early 20th century, violinist Antonin Bennewitz. The program features Mozart’s Quartet no. 17

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BON JOVI Apr 25 at 7:30pm, HP Pavilion

CHRIS TOMLIN Apr 225 at 7:30pm, SJSU Event Center

HUGH MASEKELA Apr 226 at 8pm, Montalvo Arts Center

THE ROLLING STONES May 8 at 8pm, HP Pavilion

WILD JAM With Macklemore, M May 9 at 7:30pm, HP Pavilion

MIRANDA LAMBERT With Dirk Dirks Bentley, May 11 at Shoreline

FLEETWOOD MAC May 22 at 8pm, HP Pavilion

JUANES May 24 at 7:30pm, Mountain Winery

LL COOL J May 25 at 7pm, Shoreline

BILLY IDOL May 26 at 7:30pm, Mountain Winery

JEWEL Jun 2 at 7:30pm, Mountain Winery

THE BEACH BOYS Jun 9 at a 7:30pm, Mountain Winery

PITBULL/KE$HA Jun 14 at Shoreline

VANS WARPED TOUR Jun 22 at 11am, Shoreline

(known as The Huntt), Bartok’s Quartet no. no 3 and Schubert’s Quartet no. 14 (Death and the Maiden). (MSG)

SEPTICAEMIA The Refuge, Cupertino Fri – 6pm; $10 Death metal is alive and well in Livermore with Septicaemia. They play a particularly brutal version of the genre for listeners with particularly discriminating tastes. Song titles like “Eyeball Anal Bead” and “Fetal Cannibalism” should give you some indication of whether they are your cup of entrails or not. The lyrics are hard to understand over what sounds like some seriously satanic growls—maybe not satanic, but at least demonically possessed. Septicaemia display very technical and very proficient chops—and must have sold their soul to the devil to play so fast. (AC)

ALASTAIR GREENE Poor House Bistro, San Jose Fri – 6pm; free A bluesman can be judged by the company he keeps. Fleet-fingered guitarist (electric and slide) Alastair Greene hangs out with some of the best names around. He has performed with John Mayall, Tommy Castro, Aynsley Dunbar, Robin Trower and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Recently, Greene started gigging with the Alan Parsons Live Project of progrock fame. Greene (who resembles a slimmed-down Warren Haynes of the Gregg Allman Band) brings his own group to town—with luck, he’ll reprise his PHB version of “Sloppy Drunk” or channel Clapton’s wah-wah work on covers of “Brave Ulysses” and “Sunshine of Your Love.” His latest album is Through the Rain. (AR)

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MARIANNE FAITHFULL Jun 28 at 7:30pm, Montalvo Arts Center


Peacock Lounge, Sunnyvale Sat – 9pm; free

Streetlight Records, San Jose Rasputin Music, Campbell and Mountain View Sat – all day long; free

Horror-core rappers have taken their fair share of heat for their graphically violent lyrics. Chief among them is Mars, famous for his Hannibal Lecter mask. He gained notoriety after news shows “exposed” how two different serial killers (in 2005 and 2009) were fans of his—in a modern version of those news programs in the ’80s that linked heavy metal to Satanism. Really, Mars’ music isn’t that much different than horror movies: dark fantasies created as harmless entertainment. He raps over that hard-hitting beat typically associated with horror-core, but he also takes added influence from gangsta rap. He’s shares a label with local rapper Kung Fu Vampire called Mad Insanity Records. (AC)

For five years, audiophiles have gathered at independent record stores on the third Saturday of April to celebrate Record Store Day. To mark the occasion, record stores stock limited vinyl pressings from a multitude of bands and artists, some dual releases (ranging from Say Anything/Eisley to Killswitch Engage/Dio), anniversary editions (White Stripes’ Elephant) and single releases (Jimmy Eat World’s next song, “Damage”). Locally, Streetlight Records and Rasputin Music will carry a huge variety of RSD releases for all kinds of music fans to score. What each store has to offer remains a complete mystery until the big day, so walk in to see what you can pick up. (AD)

VICTORIA JUSTICE Jun 29 at 7pm, SJSU Event Center

ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FEST Jun 30 at 1:10pm, Shoreline

BEYONCÉ Jul 2 at HP Pavilion

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK Jul 7 and 12, HP Pavilion

RANDY NEWMAN Jul 18 at 7pm, Montalvo Arts Center

DAVID BYRNE/ST. VINCENT Jul 20 at Mountain Winery

BRUNO MARS Jul 25 at 7:30pm, HP Pavilion

JOHN MAYER Jul 26 at Shoreline

ONE DIRECTION Jul 30 at 7pm, HP Pavilion

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND Sep 8 at 7pm, Shoreline For music updates and contest giveaways, like us on Facebook at

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Grados Inefables (Ineffable Degrees)

by New York-based composer

Desmar Guevara and featuring Nelson Ojeda on piano

Bay Area Premiere April 26–28, 2013 Grados Inefables (Ineffable Degrees) is a daring new work of contemporary classical music which draws from the rich musical traditions of Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, its diasporas and the symbolic universe of freemasonry.

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Performances: Friday, April 26, 2013/Doors open: 7:30pm, Performance: 8:00pm Opening performance by Las Bomberas de la Bahía. This female ensemble keeps Bomba, Puerto Rico’s oldest African influenced music and dance tradition alive in the Bay Area.

Saturday, April 27, 2013/Doors open: 7:30pm, Performance: 8:00pm Opening performance by La Misa Negra. A Bay Area favorite, La Misa Negra mixes traditional Latin cumbia and California funk.

Sunday, April 28, 2013/Doors open: 1:30pm, Performance: 2:00pm Opening performance by La Misa Negra.

TICKETS: $25 at the door, $20 advance $15 with valid student ID

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Sun, 3pm, Tue, 8pm. $51 and up. California Theatre, San Jose.

Chitra Divakaruni

Monday, 7:30pm; Morris Dailey Auditorium, SJSU; free Born in India, novelist Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni made her way to Silicon Valley, living in Sunnyvale for a time and teaching at Foothill Community College. Her works—the best known is The Mistress of Spices—often limn the fertile interaction of Indian immigrants with life in America. Her latest, Oleander Girl (Simon & Schuster; $24), tells of a young Kolkata woman caught up in a romance with a high-powered lawyer—and eventually encompasses a journey across the United States after 9/11. For this Center for Literary Arts Event, Divakaruni will read from her works; she will also discuss her literary methods at noon in Room 225/229 at the King Main Library. (MSG)

“James and the Giant Peach.” Fri, 9:30 and 11am, Sat, 11:30am and 1:30pm. $8-$10.

PERSUASION A new adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel. Runs thru Apr 28. Wed-Thu, 7:30pm, Fri-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 2pm. $115-$40. The Stage, San Jose.

PREVIOUSLY SECRET INFO Storytelling with Joe Klocek for Third Thursday event. Thu, 7pm. $5. San Jose Museum of Art.

PEAR SLICES New short plays. Runs thru Apr 28. Thu-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 2pm. $15-$30. Pear Avenue Theater, Mountain View.


A Chorus Line

Runs Apr 19–28; this week Friday– Saturday, 8pm, Sunday, 1 and 6pm; Montgomery Theater, San Jose; $30 If there is one musical that sums up the experience of musicals better than A Chorus Line, we haven’t found it yet. Back in 1975, A Chorus Line went straight from OffBroadway to a Pulitzer, and hasn’t slowed down since. Its portraits of wannabe hoofers encapsulate every young performer’s desire to make it big. The musical is especially appropriate for a Marquee production from Children’s Musical Theatre San Jose, where for decades young people have pursued that dream.

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Tabard Theatre brings the music of Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney to the stage. Runs thru May 5. Fri-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 2pm. $10-$35. Theatre on San Pedro Square, San Jose.

BALLET SAN JOSE “R/Evolutionary.” Fri, 8pm, Sat, 1:30pm (reduced price family matinee), and 8pm, Sun, 1:30pm. $30-$105. Also, Sun, 7pm, a tribute to retiring dancer Karen Gabay, featuring some of the works she has choreographed. $40. San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.

Songs from Margaret Kim’s musical, presented by Infinity Musicals. Sat, 10am. Theatre on San Pedro Square, San Jose.

CATS Broadway by the Bay presents the famous feline musical. Runs thru Apr 21. Fri-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 2pm. $35-$55. Fox Theatre, Redwood City.

A CHORUS LINE A Marquee production by Children’s Musical Theater San Jose. Runs Apr 19-29. This week: Fri-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 1 and 6pm. $30. Montgomery Theatre, San Jose.



Musical version of Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” from TheatreWorks. Runs thru Apr 28. Tue-Wed, 7:30pm, Thu-Fri, 8pm. Sat, 2 and/or 8pm, Sun, 2 and/or 8pm. $23-

A mystery play by Ira Levin, produced by South Valley Civic Theatre. Runs thru May 4. FriSat, 8pm, Sun, 2:30pm. $15$22. Morgan Hill Community Playhouse.

HEDDA GABLER HEDDAGABLER City Lights presents the Ibsen classic. Runs thru Apr 21. Thu-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 2pm. $24.95–$39.95. City Lights, San Jose.

THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES John Guare’s comedy presented by Bus Barn Stage Company. Runs thru May 5. $24-$30. This week: Thu-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 3pm. Bus Barn Theater, Los Altos.

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Christopher Hampton’s tale of seduction and cruelty among aristocrats. Runs Apr 18-May 12. Thu-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 2pm. Opening gala Apr 19. $15-$25. New Dragon Theatre, Redwood City.

Presented by Northside Theatre. Runs Apr 18-May 12. Thu-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 3pm. $15/$20. Olinder Theatre, San Jose.

*concerts BENNEWITZ STRING QUARTET Part of the Sunset Concert series. Fri, 8pm. $10-$25. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Los Gatos.

DE SAISSET MUSEUM “Seeking Answers: Photographs by Wynn Bullock.” “Face” Portraits by Valentin Popov.” “Henrietta Shore: Understanding Nature.” All three end Jun 30. Tue-Sun, 11am-4pm. Santa Clara.

SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ART “Swans, Swine and Sirens.” Works by a range of artists influenced by Greek mythology. Apr 18-Dec 21. “Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography.” Ends Jun 30. Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm, closed Mon. San Jose.


SPRING FEVER A harp concert. Sat, 4pm. Free. Immanuel Lutheran, San Jose.

*art MUSEUMS CANTOR ARTS CENTER “Revisiting the South: Richard Misrach’s Cancer Alley.” Ends Jun 16. “Lee Friedlander: The

STUDIO BONGIORNO “Impulse.” Ends Apr 29. MonWed, 10am-7:30pm, Fri-Sat, 11am-8:30pm, Sun, 10am-2pm. 500 Lincoln St, Santa Clara.


A meeting of the De Anza Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society. Wed, 7:30pm. Room 12, Hillview Community Center, Los Altos.

“2013 Photo Competition & Exhibition.” Ends Jun 23. Reception May 10, 6pm. “Clark Gussin.” Realist paintings. Runs Apr 23-Jun 23. Tue-Wed and Fri-Sun, 11am-5pm, Thu, 11am9pm. Santa Clara.


A South Bay Guitar Society presentation. Sat, 8pm. $15$30. Le Petit Trianon, San Jose.

“The Out of Towners.” Works by Jason Arnold, Andrew Mecum and Michael Hsiung. Opens Apr 20, with 7pm reception. Tue-Fri, 11am-7pm, Sat, noon-6pm. 30 N. Third St, San Jose.





“The Mutability of Being.” Works by Jon Seri. Ends May 17. Art Building, SJSU.

The pianist appears with singer/songwriter Tift Merritt. Fri, 8pm. $27-$35. Carriage House, Montalvo Arts Center. Russian pianist. $15-$45. Sun, 7:30pm. Carriage House Theatre, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga.

“Parallax Views.” Ends May 25. “Val Britton: Intimate Immensity.” Ends May 18. “Judith Rothchild: Black Magic.” Mezzotints. Ends May 18. TueFri, 10am-5pm, Sat, noon-5pm. San Jose.

“Folk Indian Textiles From the Collection of Carol Summers.” “Meditation in Space & Time: Junco Sato Pollack Sutra Chants Hangings and Stitch.” Both end Apr 28. Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm. San Jose.




“Just My Imagination.” An installation by FORCE129. Ends Apr 23. San Jose.

DOWNTOWN YOGA SHALA “Mind, Body, Soul: Collaboration.” Paintings by Anthony Trayer and Tracey Ariga. Ends Apr 30. San Jose.

KALEID GALLERY “Child-Sight.” New pieces by Leah Jay. Ends Apr 26. San Jose.

MACLA “Latino Art Now.” Exhibit leading up to annual auction. Ends May 18. San Jose.

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CINTA AVEDA During April, Cinta Aveda Institute hopes to raise $10,000 to help clean-water projects. See for details.

EARTH DAY Environmental programs. Mon, 7pm. $5-$10. Peace and Justice Center, San Jose.

GEM SHOW With vendors and displays. Sat-Sun. Santa Clara County Fairgrounds.

INNOVATING THE FUTURE A panel with Curt Carlson and Bill Mark of SRI with John Markoff. Wed, 7pm. Computer History Museum, Mountain View.



A poetry reading. Wed, 7pm. Free. King Library, San Jose.

Photos by Daniel Valencia. Runs through Apr. San Jose.


PSYCHO DONUTS Works by Kori Thompson. San Jose.

Top teams will compete, plus music and beer. Proceeds go to Jr. Giants Program. Sun, 11am on. 2455 Masonic Dr, San Jose.

OPERA SAN JOSE “Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi.” Runs thru Apr 28. This week: Thu and Sat, 8pm,

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VEGGIELUTION’S annual spring celebration, Avant Garden, returns on Friday with local chefs creating dishes from produce harvested on the urban farm, craft brews and, new for this year, San Jose Made vendors. Featuring dishes created by Ryan Summers from Good Karma Vegan Cafe, Ryan McTighe from Handhel Catering and Christina Grove of Tina’s Homemade Treats, the community meal is expected to draw up to 700 people to San Jose’s Armory building on April 19. “I’m excited to taste all the awesome food that the chefs are creating, because we have some really talented chefs on board,” says Amie Frisch, executive Avant Garden director and co-founder of Veggielution. “In the past, the food has always been a great highlight.” Friday, April 19; The chefs will serve small plates of various dishes, 7–10pm; $10/$12 including vegan pra ram, pulled pork sliders with white beans, and dino kale crustini and candied pecan crumble. The Armory, Ninkasi Brewing and Lagunitas Brewing Co. will supply 240 N. Second St., the craft brews. Food tickets are $3, and each drink and dish San Jose costs one to two tickets. Frisch says she wanted to create an event that would bring together the idea of food and art in the community. “SJ Made’s mission, as far as engaging and supporting local foods, is really aligned with this event, which is capturing the local community that we have here,” Frisch says. “We thought it was a great fit.” More than 20 SJ Made vendors will participate at the event, offering jewelry, clothing and other handmade goods. “We are there to add support so other people who follow SJ Made can see what they do, which is something great here in San Jose,” says Marie Millares, SJ Made co-founder. All of the proceeds from ticket sales at the event will go to support Veggielution and its programs, which promote access to healthy food and education about healthy food for the community. “We are trying to raise awareness about our farm, programs and the importance of healthy eating and food access for lowincome communities,” Frisch says. “San Jose is a very forward thinking place, and it’s an exciting place to be because there is so much support for what we’re doing. We want to capture and channel that energy.” Despite the logistics involved with hosting some 700 people and feeding many of them, Frisch says she has a lot of fun setting up this event and is excited to see how many people will come and support their organization. “We just love doing it, and it’s so good to see people have such a great time and building a relationship with each other and with us,” she affirms.—Celeste Lodge

KAREN GABAY practically grew up with her ballet company, signing on straight out of high school with what was then the San Jose Cleveland Ballet 34 years ago. She was 18, already groomed from performing with a semiprofessional troupe in her hometown of San Diego. The blithe olive-eyed brunette scaled the ranks to eventually become the renamed Ballet San Jose’s prima ballerina, the oldest principal in the company and among the most mature in a field where careers often span no more than a decade.

FOREVER YOUNG Ballet San Jose Now, she’s 51—still dancing, audiences have long appreciated choreographing and lifting weights principal dancer Karen Gabay’s turns at the gym to keep her taut frame in ‘The Nutcracker.’ in fighting form. Despite the regimen, the 5-foot-2-and-a-half, 105-pound powerhouse will retire, perforce, from her company—though definitely not from ballet. Gabay’s athleticism and experience give her the rare combination of physical ability and the artistic maturity to delve deeper into the art than her more youthful counterparts. There’s no reason to Ballet San Jose end this process, she insists, even if she has reached R/Evolutionary an unconventional age for a dancer to stay in the spotlight. Friday, 8pm, Saturday, 1:30 “I’m not going to stop dancing, not at all,” says Gabay. and 8pm, Sunday, “Retirement was the company’s idea; I’m just going 1:30pm; $30–$105 along with it. There’s been talk of making me ballet mistress, to focus more on choreography, teaching, Tribute to Karen basically a lot of what I’ve already been doing. We’ll Gabay see. I still plan to work and dance, just not full-time Sunday, 7pm; $40 anymore.” Both at San Jose This Sunday evening, the company will stage a tribute to Center for the commemorate the star’s third-of-a-century-long tenure, a Performing Arts showcase of performances near and dear to the dancer’s heart. The afternoon program features three dances choreographed by Gabay. In 2-2 Tango, 22 dancers rollick to 11 distinct tangos in a piece that explores varied types of love—romantic, jealous and never-ending—and one that Gabay originally choreographed as a tribute to her late parents. Amour de Gitan is a dance for two born from Gabay’s first collaboration with violinist Lev Polyakin for a 1998 recital called “Pointe of Departure,” the name she later gave to her still-active summerseason nonprofit dance company. Gabay will end her portion of the program with the grande pas de deux from The Nutcracker, in which she pairs up with each of the seven partners that have shared the stage with her in past performances. That evening, the company and its patrons, many of whom grew up with Gabay as the face of San Jose ballet, will watch a video montage of the dancer’s career and hear some parting speeches.—Jennifer Wadsworth

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The New World BIG SKY COUNTRY Y Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams pose against one of Terrence Malick’s vistas in ‘To the Wonder.’

A man. A woman. A horizon line. Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder looks wonderful but plays strange. By



XASPERATINGLY beautiful, Terrence Malick’s lesser followup to his monumental The Tree of Life continues that great film’s indirect, simple storytelling. In To the Wonder, Malick conceives of the friction between a man and a woman as an alchemical conflict of air vs. earth.

The film is a woman’s version of that line in Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place: Marina (Olga Kurylenko) is born when Neil (Ben Affleck) kisses her, her life taking place between the emergence of the Eurostar from the

dark Chunnel and a final departure down the darkening corridor of a jet bridge at the airport. Marina is a blithe spirit, whose love for her man is love with a capital L. Without reservations, she makes the sacrifice—trading Paris for northern Oklahoma to be with him. Can this overpowering spirit of Eros be contained by a Ben Affleck character? Neil hails from Oklahoma (no one ever suggested Oklahomaism in Ben Affleck before); he has unfinished romantic business with a childhood sweetheart (Rachel McAdams). Since Marina is there to be in love and dance her way into reveries, maybe it would have been more interesting to see more of Neil at work—not that he ever discusses his job with her. He’s a traveling EPA investigator, checking for chemical

runoffs and contaminated air and groundwater. At one point, Malick has a character say, “In a dream, you can’t make mistakes.” Putting Affleck’s silhouette against the luminously photographed locations works, as does showing him in a truck surrounded by a grave, slightly ominous herd of bison. The locations include the prairie and a housing development on the edge of forever, with a halo of blue on the horizon—the vast skies with their slices and scribbles of contrail deserving to be seen in widescreen. Do it fast, because To the Wonder is too strange a movie to stick around in theaters. Affleck cuts a fine silhouette—it’s when Malick gets closer to the character that the trouble begins. And with all his rapture over the female principle (if Kurylenko is cast for her shape, at least it’s not a vulgar shape), Malick can’t muster a similar enthusiasm for the male. Let’s face it, the man prefers women. Neil can be a partner in Marina’s essential childishness—the bliss to which the title refers—when they bounce, as if on trampolines, on the

waterlogged sands at the foot of Mont St. Michel. What finally happens is what’s called in vaudeville the Apache Dance—choreographed turbulence, tossings to the floor, a withholding male and a woman so airy she’s airy-fairy. But Affleck is one tough guy who can’t dance, with his unmussable hair and the ducky-looking old-school tattoos on his shoulders. If you have the ability to ignore Affleck, To the Wonder is a visual stunner, with a surprising transcendental enthusiasm for everything. When the camera coasts in over the polished wood floors of a 3,000-square-foot tract house, the shot is as reverently done as if we were gliding through a chapel. The bounty of a supermarket is exclaimed over and danced through. But on the other side of the line, we get a sting of sadness visiting the poor part of town full of 1950s one-family houses that look so much like the su summer streets in Tree of Life; now, 60 ye years later, they look splintered and po poor. There’s a perfectly turned subplot co counterpoint of a heartsick priest (Javier Ba Bardem) trying to fake his faith into life. A And his duties are arduous: deliverance of Holy Communion to the prisoners at the Osage County Jail. Putting his fin ngers into these mouths with the host is a test of faith in itself. In the old houses turned into shanties, the priest visits the poor people wasting away, displaying their bullet wounds, some half-intelligible from madness and disease. There’s a “Humanity Unit” credited at the end (this would seem to be the most necessary job in the cinema industry today), apparently hired for arranging the connection of the cast with these suffering people playing themselves. “The movie-loving flesh is weak,” said Graham Greene, and an entire movie about this priest’s troubles would have induced squirming. Being the best actor in the film—turning out a portrait of a priest that you could put next to Bresson’s Diary of a Country Priest— Bardem keeps the subplot from being a minor part of the film, whose point is that divine love is just as withheld as romantic love.

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THEPLACEBEYONDTHEPINES (R; 140 min.) See review on page 36.

ROOM237 (NR; 103 min.) A documentary about obsessing over the details of and esoteric theories about Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining. (Opens Fri at Camera 3 in San Jose.)

TOTHEWONDER (R; 112 min.) See review on page 34. (Opens Fri.)

UPSTREAMCOLOR (NR; 96 min.) Shane Carruth’s strange relationship drama about a man and a woman linked by emotional issues they don’t fully understand. (Opens Fri at Camera 3 in San Jose.)


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(PG-13) Chadwick Boseman stars in the story of Jackie Robinson’s career. Also stars Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie and Christopher Meloni.

THECALL (R) Halle Berry stars as a 911 operator who tries to help an abductee.

THECOMPANYYOUKEEP (R; 125 min.) Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep chews over the deeds of the Weathermen, but it undercuts the revolutionary ardor of real fighters in favor of a glum, mistakeswere-made approach. Redford plays small-time lawyer Jim Grant; Grant’s involvement with Solarz attracts the attention of Ben (Shia LaBeouf), a hungry Albany newspaper writer. The resulting public exposure causes Grant to run for it. “Grant” is actually an alias; the lawyer is still wanted for a ’70s bungled bank robbery during which a

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security guard was killed. On the lam, Grant reacquaints himself with old comrades, including a cynical professor

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(1978) Two potheads—an excitable Chicano and a drawling Californian— weather the marijuana drought in the lazy but overpoliced city of Los Angeles. This Cheech and Chong comedy is an inimitable film of nothing happening. The burlesque of punk rock was a bit painful to bear at the time, but all is forgiven today as “Alice Bowie” (sheesh) mounts the stage. (Plays Apr 18 at 9:30pm and Apr 20 at 11:55pm in San Jose at Camera 3.) (RvB) (1954/1955) A remake of Nothing Sacred, with Jerry Lewis as the hick who pretends he’s dying to capitalize on a desire to get out of the sticks; Janet Leigh is the fooled reporter, and Dean Martin is the doctor who made the faulty diagnosis. BILLED WITH Artists and Models. Martin and Lewis at their absolute best, under the direction of Lewis’ most talented director, Frank Tashlin. They’re starving bohemians who get sucked into the world of comic books during the peak of the Dr. Wertham panic. Lewis’ addiction to Vincent the Vulture and Bat Lady comics has permanently simplified his brain, but it’s the model upstairs (the outrageous little Shirley MacLaine) who intrigues Dino. George Winslow plays the debauched kid who bellows “More blood!” Required viewing for comics fans; a film that makes one understand the irresistible if often dismaying force of Jerry Lewis. (Plays Apr 18-19 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.) (RvB)

about a woman studying a patient with multiple personalities.

and Hammerstein musical that’s still considered an outrage in Thailand. Brooding Yul Brynner is the monarch whose ginormous brood needs a British nanny (Deborah Kerr). The tunes (“Shall We Dance,” “Getting to Know You,” “Hello, Young Lover”) and the tiki-bar exotica “March of the Royal Siamese Children” keep it afloat. BILLED WITH Anastasia. Based on the life of Anna Anderson (or Andersen), the half-sane impostor who claimed to be the tsar’s daughter. An unusually stolid Ingrid Bergman plays an amnesiac woman groomed by White Russian swindlers; the chief of them is played by Brynner, whose graceful strides belie a monochromatic acting style. It’s quite stagey, but fortunately Akim Tamiroff lurks about as a henchman. (Plays Apr 20-21 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.) (RvB)





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35 rhetoric is antique. One doubts the film’s appeal to anyone under 50. (Read a fulllength review on (RvB)

FROMUPONPOPPYHILL (PG; 91 min.) In 1963, Umi (voiced by Sara Bolger), a high school girl from the green outskirts of Yokohama, deals with life, working hard in the kitchen of her grandmother’s boarding house. Her father was killed under circumstances that were probably more deeply explained in the original. This dubbed version of the feature-length cartoon, co-written by master animator Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son, Goro, has a taste of expurgation. The majority of the story looks at the romance between Umi and Shun (voiced by Anton Yelchin), a dashing fellow student. He has a political cause: the ancient, rickety student union is scheduled to be demolished, and he and his friends want to save it. This old firetrap is a symbol, naturally; as in so many Studio Ghibli films, the tension is between renovation and cherishing of tradition. (RvB)

SHOW US THE MONEY Ryan Gosling gets greedy in ‘A Place Beyond the Pines.’

(NR; 81 min.) The story of two graffiti artists in New York who won’t be denied in their quest to tag a famous landmark.

Ryan’s Hope THIS MAN (Ryan Gosling) and this woman (Eva Mendes) were never properly introduced to the characters they’re playing. I’m misquoting They Live By Night, the much-imitated Nicholas Ray film about the lower-depths life. The Place Beyond the Pines, Derek Cianfrance’s frustrating follow-up to Blue Valentine, seeks to capture a working-class world with gleams, diffused camerawork and a wobbling soundtrack of beyond-eclectic music—for instance, a heavenly but avant-garde choral group (the Threshold Singers?) accompanies a cop entering a police station. Gosling acts in the slow iconic mode that got so tiresome in Drive. He plays Luke, a carnival motorcyclist tattooed until his skin screams. Luke arrives in the Schenectady that tourists never get to see, there meeting up with an old fling, Romina (Mendes). “Hey,” he says, letting it echo. Luke slowly remembers that he slept with Romina last year, and he soon sees the result, swaddled and diapered; the baby is being raised by another man, Kofi (Mahershala Ali). Luke is easy prey to be recruited for a childsupport-related bank robbery by a fellow biker/mechanic (Ben Mendelsohn). In mid-movie, the focus changes, and we meet a local cop (Bradley Cooper), a judge’s son who joined the force to break away from


OLYMPUSHASFALLEN his father’s influence. He is changed by his encounter with Luke’s crime and becomes entangled in systemized police corruption. The next generation is affected by these events 15 years later. It’s up to the actors to figure all of this out, and they try. Cooper, in particular, goes from A Place Beyond wounded to wounder the Pines with ease. The Oaklandborn Ali, of Treme R; 140 min. and previously of Cal Plays Shakespeare, has a sleek, valleywide metallic gleam to his skin and his eyes. His Kofi never does a single thing that you expect in advance. Ali is even allowed one of the film’s two jokes. The Place Beyond the Pines displays a strangely paternalistic streak. The film suggests that life and fate aren’t up to what a mother’s influence—everything is bred by the males. Yet Luke’s own spree is portrayed as largerthan-life, mythic. But how can we identify? He’s a vicious hothead who would have hurt someone. There’s overmoralizing cinema and then there’s this unfortunate opposite: a film in which the characters mostly have no standards, but we’re supposed to consider them noble because of the force of their blocked emotions.—Richard von Busack

(R) Antoine Fuqua (still best known for Training Day) directs a movie about an assault on the White House with Morgan Freeman (playing the Speaker of the House) defending the premises against Asian maniacs.

(PG, 103 min.) Dumb yet quite irresistible. It’s a musical about a quartet of Aborigine country girls who are shaped into a sequin-wrapped girl group to play the clubs of Saigon and the firebases of Vietnam during the war. The period is seen from the rear-view window of history as if the 1960s happened in one day, and it strangely skims over Australia’s role in the conflict. But the Motown/Ike and Tina sound of the group gets you past feelings that you never wanted to hear soul music used to fluff a movie again. The tunes sound new in the context of this kind of sweet, slangy female energy. The years will prove this, but it seems it’ll be hard to get too much of Deborah Mailman—she plays the short but pugnacious Gail, the most practical of the Sapphires, and a perfect representative of an island continent containing the fiercest women on the planet. (RvB) (R; 101 min.) A Danny Boyle psychological thriller about an art thief with a bad case of amnesia after a big job. Stars James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Michael Fassbender.

(PG; 130 min.) The moral of the story: not that there’s no place like home, but there’s no business like show business. Seeing anyone work with this material makes one want to quote the Yeats






line about treading softly. Being a blockbuster of 2013, there’s little softness to the film’s tread, and the tread gets heavier with a Sept. 11 allegory (never forget). We’re told that in the Land of Oz, “the people are united.”The exception to the bombast is an extremely touching sequence in a porcelain village blasted by the wrath of a witch. Ideally someone like Burt Lancaster is what was needed in the role of the Wizard—a trifling Kansas mountebank forced by circumstance to battle for the peoples of Oz. James Franco is neither beguilingly slimy nor really terrifying when he thunders—it’s elemental miscasting. (RvB)




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Newsted’s New BACK ACK IN THE GAME Jason Newsted is touring again with his a group of his own.

The former Metallica bassist hits the road with his own band and finds his way to San Jose By SEAN MCCOURT


ASON NEWSTED has played bass with some of the biggest acts and names in metal and hard rock over the course of more than 30 years, laying down a monstrous bottom end and solid foundation for Flotsam and Jetsam, Ozzy Osbourne and, of course, Metallica. After decades of being the bedrock and collaborator in other acts, Newsted has stepped out—make that stomped out—into the spotlight with his own eponymous band, which released its debut EP, the appropriately titled Metal, this January. The record quickly went to the top of the metal genre charts on iTunes. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer

first displayed his formidable chops on the bass in Flotsam and Jetsam in the early 1980s, and he hit the international spotlight when he joined Metallica in 1986, following the death of their original bassist, Cliff Burton. After leaving Metallica in 2001 (citing personal reasons), Newsted spent several years in Echobrain, along with touring with acts such as Ozzy Osbourne and Voivod before undergoing several shoulder surgeries, from 2004 to 2008, to repair damage from years of physical abuse (from both playing and lifting gear). He moved away from music while recovering and rehabbing. An invitation from Metallica’s Lars Ulrich to join the band at its 30thanniversary gigs at the Fillmore in San Francisco at the end of 2011, and people’s reactions to his appearances there, were the impetus for Newsted to get back into playing again. “The fans really screamed me back into this, I hadn’t felt that energy from the people for a long time, and I got bit by the bug pretty

seriously,” Newsted says. Recruiting friends Jesus Mendez Jr Jr. on drums and guitarist Jessie Farnsworth—with whom Newsted had been jamming off and on for many years—the bassist put the wheels in motion for a new group. “I got the boys together, wrote these songs, and here we are a year and half later, and we’re getting ready for a world tour with this new band, so I’m pretty excited about it,” he says. “It’s a great collective; everybody is hard working and focused; they’re not afraid to put in the hours. I do grind these guys pretty good. We go for hours and hours, but that is what has to happen to order to get the results that we have.” The show here will be the band’s second live gig—and the venue, the San Jose Rock Shop—is exactly the type of place in which Newsted wants to start out. “These initial shows are to kind of buff the rust off of ourselves, and get out to the fans to let them know what it’s all about—playing in a cool, small, intimate, crushing-feeling, sweaty kind of place, so we can see everybody’s eyes, we can feel what’s going on, forming the band.” Although Newsted has always had a rightfully deserved reputation as an incredibly intense and fierce player onstage, he has also always been known

for his down-to-earth attitude and friendly relationship with fans. “Meeting people has always kind of been my M.O., almost my forte; I meet fans before, during and after the show, that’s how I’ve always conducted myself in my career,” he explains. “I’m never going to change that as long as I can help it.” One thing that has changed since Newsted was last out on a major tour is the advent of the VIP package that many bands now offer to fans. For an additional charge, concertgoers can get in early, with the guarantee of an autograph, a photo with the artist, commemorative merchandise and more. While he was somewhat reluctant to participate in the new avenue of the touring business, Newsted agreed to do so after hearing directly from his fans. “I’ve never charged people to meet me b before, it still feels weird for me, but these VIP packages are something that people actually demand,” he tells me. peop “The fans are used to that as something that happens at a show now—and it’s something that puts diesel in the bus some and makes the wheels go around. “I will still always be available to talk to fa fans whether they pay for the VIP package or not,” he adds. “You have to pack take the music to the people, one fan at a tim time—sell the T-shirts at the gig, sell the CDs at the gig, and sell the concert experience—those things cannot be downloaded.” With his band currently mixing a debut full-length album, slated for release in June, and with a European tour set for the summer (featuring new second guitarist Mike Mushock of Staind), Newsted—who just turned 50 in March—is looking forward to getting out on the road again. He wants to play his music for fans live, loud and in their face—the way he says it should be done. “I am still that 19-year-old heavy metal kid—I’ve worked a long, long time to get this young,” says Newsted. “The game is a little different, the rules have changed a bit, but the most important rules are still the same—you still have to take it to the people.” TUESDAY


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‘DIFFERENT SPACES’ CAPTURES SILICON VALLEY BANDS LIVE Brothers Damien and Eric Wendel are harnessing the power of YouTube to promote San Jose’s music scene with a new online series called Different Spaces.

PHOTOS: DJ PAULY D AT STUDIO 8 Studio 8 kicked off a weekend full of partying on Friday to celebrate its reopening with DJ Pauly D. Metro photographer Aron Cooperman was on the scene to catch the former Jersey Shore reality star in action.

MILANO NIGHTCLUB INTRODUCES ROCK, DJ LINEUP In addition to hip-hop and DJ performances, Milano in downtown San Jose will host rock and heavy-metal shows starting in June.

Metro’s music calendar runs Wednesday–Tuesday.





Wed, 9pm: Couches, Bears! Bears! Bears!, Koruscant Weekend. Fri, 9pm: Li Zi, Ash Reiter, Dinners, $8. San Jose.

BRIT ARMS ALMADEN Fri, 10pm: Pop Fiction. Sat, 10pm: Junkshaker. San Jose.


Fri, 9pm: Forgotten Gods. San Jose. Sat, 8pm: Foreverland. $18/$20. Sun, 4pm: Celebration of Life in memory of John Lawton. $5 donation. Redwood City.

DA KINE CAFE Fri, 7pm: Angry Neighbors. Sunnyvale.

FINCA MISSION Sun: Capitalist Casualties, Disgust, Slag and more. San Jose.

JOHNNY V’S THE CATS Wed, 8pm: Hendrick Martin and Friends. Thu, 8:30pm: Out of the Blue. Fri, 9pm: Bay Area Heat. Sun, 6pm: Joe Ferrara. Tue, 6pm: Los High Tops. Los Gatos.

Wed. 9pm: Redd Baron. Sat, 9pm: Fish Finger, CME and more. $5. Sun, 4pm: Point of View, Phasers on Kill and the Gutz. San Jose.

LIDO’S Thu, 10pm: Secret Society of the Sonic Six for Club

Apparition Night. $5. San Jose.

LILLY MAC’S Fri, 9pm: Spill the Wine Band. Sunnyvale.

MOJO LOUNGE Fri, 9:30pm: Los High Tops. $5. Sat, 9:30pm: Cory James Trio. $5. Fremont.

MONTALVO ARTS CENTER Fri, 8pm: Kathy Mattea. $39$48. Saratoga.

NETO’S GRILL Fri, 8:30pm: Funkranomicon, Kingsi Ze. $8/$10. Sat, 8:30pm: Vanishing Affair, Requiem for the Dead, February. $8/$10. Santa Clara.

NINE LIVES Fri, 8pm: Dancing for a Cure with VitalSign, Pedals and Pistols, Audible Twitch. $5/$10. Sat, 8pm: Faultline


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Billy Idol


Cyndi Lauper

Chris Isaak

May 26

June 2

June 19

August 18

George Lopez

Peter Frampton / B.B. King - Sept 15

Kathy Griffin

Bonnie Raitt

September 21

October 6

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Juanes (On Sale Now) Loud and Unplugged Tour


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10 Rodrigo y Gabriela

An Evening With

Bill Cosby JUNE

2 Jewel Greatest Hits Tour with Steve Poltz / Atz Lee


An Evening With

The Beach Boys

11 Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo / Cheap Trick with Brynn


14 Rodney Carrington 15 Boz Scaggs & Michael McDonald

Radio Romance Tour 2013

14 Jim Gaffigan 16 Creedence Clearwater Revisited / 38 Special

19 Cyndi Lauper She’s So Unusual Tour with Hunter


The Ultimate Tribute

with Boothby


27 Smokey Robinson 29 Erykah Badu JULY 5 Ziggy Marley / Steel Pulse 7

An Evening With

YES Performing 3 albums in their entirety

8 Railroad Earth / Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers 9 The Go-Go’s / The B-52s

The LP Festival Tour

Big Head Todd and the Monsters / Soul Asylum/ The Wailers / Matthew Sweet

20 David Byrne & St. Vincent 21 Jonny Lang / Robert Randolph & The Family Band 25 Jeff Bridges & The Abiders 26 Dana Carvey / Dennis Miller / Kevin Nealon from SNL

27 Huey Lewis and The News “Sports” 30th Anniversary Tour


Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest with

Ten Years After / Edgar Winter Band / Canned Heat / Rick Derringer / Pat Travers

Gipsy Kings

AUGUST (cont) 28 Frampton’s Guitar Circus featuring

Peter Frampton along with B.B. King

1 Styx with Special Guest

Don Felder


2 Kenny Loggins with Blue

Sky Riders


Family Reunion 2013


An Evening With


An Evening With

Gladys Knight and The O’Jays Chicago Lyle Lovett & his Large Band

11 Los Lobos / Los Lonely Boys / Alejandro Escovedo 13 Michael Franti & Spearhead 14 The Monkees

15 Brandi Carlile 16 Foreigner 17

An Evening With

Straight No Chaser

18 Chris Isaak 21

Movies on the Mountain:

The Breakfast Club

22 Toad the Wet Sprocket / Grant Lee Buffalo 23 Ron White 24 George Lopez “It’s Not Me, It’s You” Tour

25 George Thorogood and the Destroyers / Buddy Guy

Regeneration Tour 2013

The Human League / Erasure’s Andy Bell / Howard Jones / Information Society


Movies on the Mountain:

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

7 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts 8 OneRepublic with Churchill

10 Melissa Etheridge Live 12

Mike Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork

4 Great Bands Play 4 Great Records Front To Back

22 The Fab Four 25/ Last Summer on Earth 26 Barenaked Ladies / Ben Folds Five

Smash Mouth / Sugar Ray / Gin Blossoms / Vertical Horizon / Fastball

An Evening With


Under The Sun 2013 with

12/ Garrison 13 Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion


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Movies on the Mountain:

There’s Something About Mary

13 The Doobie Brothers 15 KC & The Sunshine Band / Village People 17 Carly Rae Jepsen 21

An Evening With

Kathy Griffin

28 Brian McKnight / Johnny Gill and Special Guest

Jagged Edge

29 Gordon Lightfoot 50 Years On the Carefree Highway Tour

OCTOBER 3 Conor Oberst with Special Guests

The Felice Brothers

6 Bonnie Raitt

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40 Derby Devilz Bash, Turn Me On Dead. $10. Gilroy.

NUMBER ONE BROADWAY Thu: J.C. Smith Band. Fri, 9:30pm: Pacific Standard Time. $10. Sat, 9:30pm: Touch of Class. $10. Los Gatos.

PAGODA LOUNGE Fri, 8pm: Blu x TiRon & Ayomari. Fairmont Hotel, San Jose.

PEACOCK LOUNGE Thu, 9pm: Nuevo Flamingo. $5. Fri: Philthy Rich. $15/ Sat, 9pm: Mars. Sunnyvale.

THE REFUGE Fri, 6pm: Septicaemia. $10. Cupertino.

ROCK SHOP Tue, 6pm: Jason Newsted. $20. San Jose.



Wed: Blues Angel. Thu: Mrs. Henry. Fri: Groovezoo. Sat: Sammy Varela. $10. Sun: Amy and Oliver, Flyte Boyz. Mon: Noel Catura. Tue: Blue J, Dennis and Stuart. San Jose.

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

LOU’S VILLAGE Fri, 9pm: Live music. San Jose.

MOUNTAIN CHARLEY’S Fri: Live jazz. Los Gatos.

SAN PEDRO SQUARE MARKET Sat, 8pm: Honey WIlders. San Jose.

AZÚCAR LATIN BAR Wed: 8:30pm-midnight: Karaoke plus DJ party (English and Spanish). San Jose.

THE BEARS Fri, 9pm: Darryl. San Jose.



Sat, 9pm: August. Santa Clara.

Wed, 6pm: Ron Thompson. Thu, 6pm: Lara Price and Laura Chavez. Fri, 6pm: Alastair Greene Band. Sat, 6pm: Terry Hanck. Sun, 1pm: Acoustic Soul with Don Caruth, Myron Dove and Bryant Mills. San Jose.


SAN PEDRO SQUARE MARKET Fri, 7pm: Stacy Carter. Free. San Jose.

Fri, 9pm-1am: Danielle. Sat, 9pm-1am: Karaoke. Santa Clara.

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

SAN JOSE CIVIC Thu, 8pm: Joe Bonamassa. $62 and up. San Jose.

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Fri, 8:30pm: Isis and the Cold Truth. Sat: Franck Sorci. Sun, 3:30pm: Hardly Strictly Jazz Jam. The Pruneyard, Campbell.

Tue, 7pm: Steve Tiger. Cupertino.

TRAIL DUST BBQ Fri, 6-9pm: Live blues, roots and Americana. Morgan Hill.


BOGART’S LOUNGE Wed & Fri-Sat, 8pm-2am: Wildside Karaoke. Sunnyvale.


Fri, 8pm: Bobby Love and Sugar Sweet. Sat, 8pm: R.O.D. Gilroy.

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



Sat, 10am on: Record store day. San Jose.


Wed, 9pm: August. San Jose.

Jazz/Blues/ World

Wed, 6:30pm: Just Picked String Band. Thu, 7:30pm: Piano singalong with Ingrid. Fri, 7:30pm: Poppy Jasper Trio. Sat, 8pm: David Schnittman Quartet. Morgan Hill.


CAFFE FRASCATI Fri, 8pm: Bossa Blue. Sun, 6:30pm: Sunday Jazz Jam. San Jose.

CLUB FOX Wed, 7pm: Blues jam with Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s. $5. Redwood City.


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

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

7 STARS BAR & GRILL Fri-Sat, 8pm: Karaoke. San Jose.

Thu, 8pm: Tia Carroll. Fri, 8pm: The Hitmen. $10. Sat, 8pm: A.C. Myles. Campbell.

THE GOOSETOWN LOUNGE Fri-Sun, 9:30pm-1:30am: Wed-Thu and Sun, 9pm: Wild Nights Karaoke. Fremont.


HEDLEY CLUB Wed: Jam. Fri, 8:30pm: Herold Fethe. Sat, 8:30pm: Wendy Waller. Hotel De Anza, San Jose.

Thu, 8pm: Karaoke. San Jose.

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

Sun: Sunday Funday karaoke. No cover. San Jose.


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PLANT-BASED DIET The buds are bursting in anticipation of Hempcon.

Hempcon IF YOU ARE the kind of person that celebrates 4/20, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for something better to do than get high in your sisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inexplicably dusty apartment with her weird boyfriend and their horse-size dog that keeps eating your munchies (or was this just me?), then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll want to check out Hempcon 2013, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Largest Medical Marijuana Show.â&#x20AC;? Coming to the San Jose Convention Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s South Hall this weekend, the convention Hempcon promises to be an â&#x20AC;&#x153;educational event as well a full weekend of seminars and presentations Friday, 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm, Saturday, by industry leaders, advocates, and attorneys.â&#x20AC;? 11amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;9pm, Sunday, The three-day lineup features seminars such as 11amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;7pm; $20 â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Start a Delivery Business,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Small Space Cultivationâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Be in Compliance San Jose Convention Center in California.â&#x20AC;? This last item will probably be especially important for dispensaries and patients until California follows Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Coloradoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leads in legalizing marijuana, which may be sooner rather than later given that a Pew Research Center poll has for the first time found national majority support for legalization. The keynote speech will be given by Freddy Sayegh, â&#x20AC;&#x153;celebrity criminal defense attorneyâ&#x20AC;? of the Foxx Firm. According to the Hempcon website, the firm covers the A through W of criminal defense, everything from Arson to Wire Fraud. This wide area of expertise of course includes the common legal defense needs of medical dispensaries and patients. In addition to the various seminars and speeches, Hempcon will host performances by Wu-Tang Clan member Cappadonna and the Los Angelesâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;based dubstep DJ and producer 12th Planet. Virtuoso Jordanian percussionist Hani Naser will also make an appearance. Fortunately, this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stoner showcase will not coexist at the convention center with any teenage girl volleyball tournaments, as it did last year. The San Jose Mercury News published an article last summer about the odd coincidence, quoting a couple of parents concerned about â&#x20AC;&#x153;degeneratesâ&#x20AC;? peddling â&#x20AC;&#x153;grassâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;dopeâ&#x20AC;? to their daughters. However, this year the Leigh High School prom looks to be scheduled at the San Jose Civic Auditorium across the street on the Saturday of the conference. No word yet on whether concerned parents are in need of interviewing.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Stephen Layton

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Dance Clubs

KOJI SAKE LOUNGE First & Third Thu, 7pm: KJ Bob and Starmaker. San Jose.

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METROACTIVE.COM BRIX Thu: Contest Thursdays. Fri: Flirty. Sat: Brick House. San Jose.

LILLY MAC’S Thu: Karaoke. Sunnyvale.


LIQUID Tue: Karaoke. San Jose.


Fri: Prive with DJ Ms Manya. Most Fri: Hip-hop, Top 40, club hits. San Jose.

Wed, 9pm: Vic. Fremont.



Thu, 9pm: Slap!. Sat, 9pm: Traffic. Mon, 9pm: Retoxx. Tue, 9pm: Trap Shop. San Jose.

Wed: Cabaret Karaoke. Los Gatos.


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

Fri-Sat, 9pm-2am. Live music and DJs, salsa, house, hiphop and more. San Jose.




Wed, 10pm: Purple. Palo Alto.

Thu, 9pm: Atomic. $5. Sat, 9pm: Adult Club. $5. San Jose.

STATION 55 Thu: JR. Sun: JR Diaz Family Karaoke. Tue: James. Gilroy.

Fri: Fly School Ruckus. Sat, 9pm: BeatzBoutique, DJ Goldenchyld. Los Gatos.

PURE LOUNGE 408 Fri: Pure Bliss. Sat: Pure Saturdays. Sunnyvale.


Mon & Fri, 9pm: Vinnie. Cupertino.


Fri: DJ Vision-One. Sat: DJ ToneSOL. Los Gatos.

Tue, 7pm: KJ Bob and Starmaker. San Jose.


Every second and fourth Sat: DJ night with Latin music. Sunnyvale.



Tue-Thu & Sat (plus fourth Fri of month): Karaoke. Santa Clara.




Thu, 10pm: Lucky with DJ Dinero. San Jose.

Fri: Arianny Celeste. Sat: King of Afterfight Parties. San Jose.



Fri: DJ Benofficial. Sat: DJ Ready Rock. San Jose.

Sat, 9pm: Club ReMix. Four Points Sheraton, San Jose.

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MOLLY RINGWALD Seriously, folks—she’s got an elegant new album of jazz standards, and it’s decent! Apr 16 at Yoshi’s SF.

VAMPIRE WEEKEND Ivy Leaguers with new single that “borrows” heavily from the Bay’s own Souls of Mischief. Apr 17 at the Fox Theater.

HOW TO DESTROY ANGELS Until Nine Inch Nails returns, Trent Reznor has a scary, visual-laden side project. Apr 18 at the Regency Ballroom.

SAVAGES Post-punk abrasion returns with morbid bent in this much-buzzed new British quartet. Apr 18 at the Independent.

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PRINCE Two nights at 800-capacity club are sold out, but tickets are out there for those willing to sell their car. Apr 23-24 at the DNA Lounge.

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To all heirs beneficiaries creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of CLAYTON J. DEGENHARTD has been filed by PATRICIA LIN in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA CLARA. THE PETITION requests that PATRICIA LIN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. 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 authority. A hearing on the petition will be held on May 16, 2013 at 9 a.m. in Dept. 3 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 our 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 deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. 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 formal Request for Special Notice of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in section 1250 of the California Probate Code. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: HARVEY H. EAVEY. 411 BOREL AVENUE, SUITE 600. SAN MATEO, CA, 94402 650-343-1500 Pub CC 4/17, 4/24, 5/01, 5/08/2013

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: EMG Handyman Service, 327 Vista Roma Wy., San Jose, CA, 95136, Maria Victoria Ortiz. This business is conducted by a indvidual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Maria Victoria Ortiz. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/25/2013. (pub Metro 4/17, 4/24, 5/01, 5/08/2013)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Real Property Management San Jose, 1060 Willow Street, Unit 5, San Jose, CA, 95125, Next Step Properties, Inc. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Above entity was formed in the state of California. Registrant has not yet began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Chi Zhang Vice President #3538251 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 4/11/2013. (pub Metro 4/17, 4/24, 5/01, 5/08/2013)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Smilewire Orthodontic Lab, 2. Smilewire, 1111 Elko Dr., Suite G, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089, Esperanza Hempel. This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 10/05/2006. Refile of previous file #484251 after 40 days of expiration date /s/Esperanza Hempel This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 4/10/2013. (pub Metro 4/17, 4/24, 5/01, 5/08/2013)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Manley Donuts, 1592 Meridian Ave., Milpitas, CA, 95125, Peter Yong, 226 Lynn Ave., Milpitas, CA, 95035, Supoeurn Yong. This business is conducted by a general partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 01/01/2013. /s/Peter Yong This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 4/09/2013. (pub Metro 4/17, 4/24, 5/01, 5/08/2013)

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #577151 The following person(s) / entity (ies) has / have abandoned the use of the

fictitious business name(s): Manley Donuts, 1592 Meridian Ave., San Jose, CA, 95125, Soppany Yong, 226 Lynn Ave., Milpitas CA, 95035. This business was conducted by an Individual. Filed in Santa Clara county on 11/09/2009. Under file no. 531198. /s/ Soppany Yong. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 4/10/2013. (pub Metro 4/17, 4/24, 5/01, 5/08/2013)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Mai Travel & Tour, 2114 Senter Rd., STE #18, San Jose, CA, 95112, Danny Kiet Le, 107 Azalea Lane, Egg Harbor TWP, NJ 08934. This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 1/08/2013. /s/Danny Kiet Le. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 4/08/2013. (pub Metro 4/17, 4/24, 5/01, 5/08/2013)


The following person(s) / entity (ies) has / have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s): Belong Vegan Bakery, 331 Briar Ridge Dr., San Jose, CA, 95123, Elizabeth Ann Hudson Mendez. This business was conducted by an Individual. Filed in Santa Clara county on 4/16/2012. Under file no. 563868. /s/Elizabeth Ann Hudson M Mendez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/26/2013. (pub Metro 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/01/2013)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Adage Baking Company, 1058 South 5th Street, #327, San Jose, CA, 95112, Elizabeth Hudson. This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 3/19/2013. /s/Elizabeth Hudson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/26/2013. (pub Metro 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/01/2013)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BB Salon, 564 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA, 94087, Xuan Thi Bui Wood, 1207 Pamoche Ave., San Jose, CA, 95122, Phoung Kieu Lu, 18851 Loree Ave., Cupertino, CA, 95014. This business is conducted by a general partnership. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Xuan

Thi Bui Wood, Phoung Kieu Lu. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 4/02/2013. (pub Metro 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/01/2013)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. APOMed Consultants,2. APOMed, 2033 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA, 95135, Apomed Systems, 4589 Encanto Way, San Jose, CA, 95135 . This business is conducted by a Corporation. Above entity was formed in the state of California Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 5/27/2013. /s/Maurino Flora President #C2539183 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/25/2013. (pub Metro 4/03, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24/2013)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: APO MedSystems, 2033 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA, 95110, Apomed Systems, 4589 Encanto Way, San Jose, CA, 95135. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Above entity was formed in the state of California Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on May 27, 2003. /s/Maurino Flora President #C2539183 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/25/2013. (pub Metro 4/03, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24/2013)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: A Golden Taxi Company, 150 Third Street, Gilroy, CA, 95020, Alberto Lustre, 30 E Middle Ave., San Martin, CA, 95040. This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Alberto Lustre. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/01/2013. (pub Metro 3/27, 4/03, 4/10, 4/17/2013)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Fidelity Capital Mortgage Banker, 2. Fidelity Properties, 3. Whiskey Hill Mortgage Company, 10215 Whiskey Hill Lane, Gilroy, CA, 95020, Amado Gutierrez. This business is conducted by a individual . Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Amado Gutierrez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/28/2013. (pub Metro 4/03, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24/2013)



The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: My Addiction, 1853 Midfield, #2, San Jose, CA, 95122, Regina Blackwell. This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant has not yet begin transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Regina Blackwell. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/30/2012. (pub Metro 3/27, 4/03, 4/10, 4/17/2013)

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Da Noodle, 225 E. Santa Clara, St., San Jose, CA, 95113, Kim Nguyen, 1458 Goldrush Ct., San Jose, CA, 95131. This business is conducted by a individual. Refile of previous file #513455 after 40 days of expiration date. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 1/1/2012. /s/ Kim Nguyen This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/22/2013. (pub Metro 4/03, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24/2013)



The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Resolution Insurance Services, LLC, 301 N. Jackson Ave., San Jose, CA, 95133. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Above entity was formed in the state of California. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 3/27/2013. Refile of previous file #573904 /s/Sandra Dowell CEO #201307810425 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/27/2013. (pub Metro 4/03, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24/2013)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Bookwyrmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Backshelf, 1941 Hamilton Avenue, #5, San Jose, CA, 95125, Drake Stanton, 206 N. Milton Ave., Campbell, CA, 95008, Richard Briggs. This business is conducted by a general partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on March 25, 2013. /s/Drake Stanton. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/26/2013. (pub Metro 4/03, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24/2013)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Sun Water Food, 19817 Vineyard Lane, Saratoga, CA, 95070, Tony Horwath. This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on. /s/ Tony Horwath. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/26/2013. (pub Metro 4/03, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24/2013)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: A Legal Assistance, by Maria Kohayan, 56 Cherry Crest Lane, Maria Kohayan. This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 3/1/13. /s/Maria Kohayan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/14/2013. (pub Metro 3/27, 4/03, 4/10, 4/17/2013)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Visual Law Group, 2. Forensic Arts, 3. Interactive Forensics, California Western capital Corp., 96 N. 3rd St., Suite


500, San Jose, CA, 95112. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Above entity was formed in the state of California. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 3/22/2013. /s/Andrew Lloyd. Managing Director #3545266. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/22/2013. (pub Metro 3/27, 4/03, 4/10, 4/17/2013)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SurroundYou InteriorDesign, 4396 Scottsfield Dr., San Jose, CA, 95136, Inga Klingauf. This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Inga Klingauf This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/21/2013. (pub Metro 3/27, 4/03, 4/10, 4/17/2013)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: D Square Studio, 790 Lenzen Ave., Apt 308, San Jose, CA, 95126, Juan Moreno, Catalina Reyes, 547 Sout 9th St., San Jose, CA, 95112. This business is conducted by a general partnership. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Juan Moreno This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 2/22/2013. (pub Metro 3/20, 3/27, 4/03, 4/10/2013)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Sliver Cleaning Services, 5513 Judith St., #3, San Jose, CA, 95123, Ricardo Madera. This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name

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or names listed herein. /s/Ricardo Madera. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/20/2013. (pub Metro 3/27, 4/03, 4/10, 4/17/2013)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Economy Auto Body & Paint, 2555 Lafayette Street, Suite 110, Santa Clara, CA, 95050, Dat Vu, 4643 Park Norton Place, San Jose, CA, 95136. This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 3/2006. /s/Dat Vu. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/19/2013. (pub Metro 3/27, 4/03, 4/10, 4/17/2013)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 408 Fights, 1494 Morrill Ave., San Jose, CA, 95132, Jane Estioko. This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Jane Estioko This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 2/28/2013. (pub Metro 3/27, 4/03, 4/10, 4/17/2013)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Chronic Heaven, 1041 Helen Ave., Sunnyvale, CA, 94086, Karen Leigh Beadle. This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Karen Leigh Beadle This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/14/2013. (pub Metro 3/27, 4/03, 4/10, 4/17/2013)

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Aron Cooperman

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Aron Cooperman

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FAME. INFAMY. IMMORTALITY. CHINA’S TERRACOTTA WARRIORS THE FIRST EMPEROR’S LEGACY ASIAN ART MUSEUM FEB 22 — MAY 27, 2013 This exhibition was organized by the Asian Art Museum in partnership with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau and Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Centre, People’s Republic of China. Presentation at the Asian Art Museum is made possible with the generous support of East West Bank, Fred Eychaner, Education Programs Sponsor Douglas A. Tilden, Robert Tsao, Joie de Vivre Hotels, United, Silicon Valley Bank, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Media sponsors: ABC7, San Francisco Chronicle,, KQED Public Broadcasting, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco magazine, Sing Tao Daily, World Journal, Art: Armored military officer, Light Infantryman, Armored infantryman, Qin dynasty (221–206 BCE). China. Terracotta. Excavated from Pit 1, Qin Shihuang tomb complex, 1976, 1980, 1978. Qin Shihuang Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Shaanxi. Presenting Sponsor

Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art & Culture 200 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA 94102 415.581.3500