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Can’’t D Can’t Doo Mor Moree W ith Less Less e With You why chief, Y ou o question n wh hy the fire fire chief f, department heads,, has among otherr depar tment heads whyy the fir firee depar department left, and wh tment their esponse times? ccan’t an’t meet th heir rresponse

(““Stop, Dr (“Stop, Drop op and Go Go,” ,” San JJose ose In nside, A ug. 7). T o ans wer the firs st Inside, Aug. To answer first qu uestion the chief said it himself uestion, f: question, himself: “M Most of those cconversations onversations to ok “Most took pl lace with the cit as V eegas, place cityy of L Las Vegas, rreally e eally making me ffeel eeel that the op pportunitty w as p erfeect ffor or me o t opportunity was perfect me,, that I ccould ould lead the department department and ha ave a gr eat deal of autonom y.” have great autonomy.” R eead that last par Read partt again. The fir re chief f, or p olice chief ffor o or that fire chief, police m mat ter, ar en’t allowed to run the ir matter, aren’t their de epartments with autonom S departments autonomyy in San JJose, o , rather Alex ose Alex Gurza and Debr ra Debra F i igone are the rreal eal shot ccallers. allers. Figone are W would w Who ant to “lead” an want or rganization wher ou rreally eally ar e ’t en organization wheree yyou aren’t in n char ge, and wher charge, wheree morale has b e decimated? Her een ein lie somee been Herein off the rresults esults of the past ffew ew yyears earrs off Measur V, Measur her Measuree V, Measuree B and oth other

affeety in San cuts made to public sa safety JJose. ose. W ver denied d the fact that Wee ne never the p ension ssystem ystem ne eeded to b pension needed bee d to negotiate changed, and we tried changes with the cit cityy only to b bee shot down. Y ou ccan’t o an’t ccontinually ontinuallly cut, cut and You ot eexpect xpect to cut some mor moree and n not ha ave a depar tment th hat ccan’t an’t meet have department that national st andards, wh hich ans wers standards, which answers the sec ond question. Check C the second numb ers, we ar E lowest st aff ffeed numbers, aree THE staffed fir tment of an ny big cit firee depar department any cityy in the nation. A ertaiin p oint, yyou ou Att a ccertain point, ccan’t an’t do mor ss. W e’re a bus moree with les less. We’re busyy depar tment, far usier than an department, far,, far bu busier anyy surr ounding cit y, yyet et we w ha ave less surrounding city, have st ations p er squar ile and less stations per squaree m mile fir efighters p er ccapita. apita.. The cit firefighters per cityy of San JJose ose has a p opulaation of rroughly oughly population 1,0 00,000, with 33 fir re st ations and 1,000,000, fire stations

679 fir firefighters. efigh hters. C Compare ompare that to the ENTIRE rest rest e of the ccounty ounty with a p n of ar ound 78 0,000, 57 opulation population around 780,000, fir station ns and 78 0 fir efighters. firee stations 780 firefighters. ou w ant is a subst andard If what yyou want substandard depar nt that ccan’t an’t meet the tmen department ts citizens ’s what needs of it its citizens,, then that that’s yyou’ll ou’ll get. MR_J

The Ex Exodus xodus W ill Continue Continue Will Please! Hee [the fire fire chief ] left b ecause hee was was tired tired of dealing with because an incompetent incomp petent mayor maayor and council, council, liibraries before beffo ore public who put libraries saf feety (“Stop, ((“St Sttop, Drop Drop and Go”). Go”)). San safety JJose ose is at the t top of the list of “Places “Places P eople DON’T DON’T O Wo ork.” The People Want to Work.” mass exodus exodus d will continue continue (and p ossibly increase). in ncrease). Nobody Nobody in their possibly right mind d would work more more for for o less less.. DISGUSTED DISGU STED IN SSJJ


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Big-time Bay Ar Area ea developers T TOM OM ARMSTRONG A RMSTRONG and CCHOP H KEENAN have HOP joined fforces orces with fformer ormer San Jose Mayor TOM MCENERY push T OM M CENER RY to pu ush the city to change classification its zoning classifica ation of a piece of property pr operty on South King K Road. The land currently Asian/Indian is cur rently home too A sian/Indian rradio adio KLOK sprawling station KL OK 1170 and a a spr awling field better that would be bette er off as a massive single-family lot of single-f amily detached homes, according power brokers. accor ding to the po ower br okers. But effort create in an eff ort to cr eatte jobs, the city’s general gener al plan fforbids orbidss the conversion of property light industrial pr opperty to rresidential, esidential, current and cur rent Mayor CHUCK CHUCK REED REED and city director JOSEPH HORWEDEL planning dir ector JO OSEPH H ORWEDEL aare re proposal. trying to quash the pr oposal. That might difference, not make a diff eren nce, as some men can’t McEnery can ’t be denied.. Mc cEnery has rroutinely outinely squeezed City Hall while w rreshaping eshaping the Pedro Squaree ar San P edro Squar aarea ea in Downtown San Don’t Jose, while Keenan Keenan forget the is best known as th he to tip! brought man who br ought its Half Moon Bay to it ts FLY@ verge knees and the ver ge METRONEWS. of bankruptcy after COM developmentt a land developmen dispute. While thesee aree men who norm normally ar ally find a rreceptive eceptive floor,, they’r they’ree off offering ering audience on the 18th floor a unique swap.. In exchange e ffor or the rreclassification eclassification of la land and on King Road, KKeenan eenan and others would be willing to sell the city some par pparcels cels in Coyote V Valley, alleyy, which could then bbee developed in the ffuture—or futur t e—or never never.. In IInsiders nsiders id say the th deal d l would basically payy the thr three ee developers and their partners on o the fr ont end and front back end, while thee city would be unlikely trigger gger on developing ever to pull the trig Valley. Additionally, Coyote V alley. Addit tionallyy, the developers ar aree gauging electedd officials officials’’ flexibility on amending city codee ffor or this pr project oject as a litmus test ffor or lar larger geer development tar targets gets Evergreen. in Almaden and Eve ergreen. Also part of the well-connected consortium, SSUSAN USAN M INET TA, niece of fformer ormer mayor and U.S. MINETA, Congr Congressman essman N NORM ORM MM MINETA, INET TA, is doing outr each to the com mmunity and City Hall. outreach community

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The Bathroom Bill

SURVIVOR SURV VIVOR N Nori orii H Herras, errass, left, l f talks lks with i h Omar N Nuñez uñez ñ outside id off the h Billy ill De DeFrank Frank kL LGBT GBT Cmmu Cmmunity unity i Center in San n Jose. H Herras erras has overcome d discrimination iscrimination and abuse to fin find nd peace as a transgender transgender. r.

New New state law pr protects rotects transgen transgender nder youth, yo uth h, sets tone for fo or new dialogue dialogue By J JENNIFER ENNIFER W WADSWORTH ADSWORTH A

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rowing up, up p, Nori Nori Herras Herras felt like an intruder walking w alking into the boy’ss locker room. boy’ Class Classmates smates certainly treated her like like one, bashing her into w walls, allss, sexually assaulting her r, roughing r up p, spitting her, her up, out hateful h slurs. slurs. When she reported r the incidents, incidents, princ principals, cipals, administr administrators ators and coach coaches hes told her to “man up” up” so no o one would bother her. her.

Her Herras, rras, a male male-to-female -to-ffeemale transgender transgender, r, to took ok their t dir directive ectivve to hear heart. t. She quelled the ur urge rgge to sway sway her hips hips.. She dr dressed essed like lik ke a guy gguy. y. She got a cr crew ew cut and let her eeyebrows yeebrows o gr grow ro ow out. She lower lowered reed her vvoice. oice. She o S tried. Att home A h the abuse ccontinued, ontinued, as she tried to t st stamp amp out impulses to identif identify fy as ffemale. eem male. A Att times times,, suicide seemed a tempting tempt ting solution. Though Herras developed de eveelo oped a jaded rresilience, eesilience, she still needed neede d to get away. away. The isolation drove drove her to skip class and instead wander wander a

ar around ound downtown San JJose ose during the day, da ay, chat chatting ttting up vagrants or biding b her time at the Billy DeFrank C Center, e r, an enter LGBT ccommunity ommunitty outr outreach. reeach h. She cr credits edits those lo locker ck keer rroom oom b beatings eatings with pr preventing eventing e her graduat graduation tion fr from om high scho school. ol. Ov Overfelt veerfeelt High Sc School chool denied her a diploma b because ecause of mis missing ssing P..E. E. credits. cr edits. “I w wanted aanted nothing mor moree than t to bee ccomfortable b omffo o ortable in m myy own sk skin, kin,” sa says ayys Herras,, now 40 and inc Herras incontrovertibly ontroveertibly ffeminine. eeminine. “I would ha have ave w wanted aan nted to b bee ar around ound ffemale eemale b bodies odies in the girls’ lo locker ck keer rroom oom b because eccause a I’v I’ve ve alw always wayys ide identified entified as ffemale. eemale. I would ha have ave ffelt eelt sa safe affe b being eing ar around ound p people eople mor moree lik like ke me me. e.” Transgender yyouth outh o strugg struggle gle with dispr disproportionately oportionately high h rates of self self-harm, f--harm, suicide at attempts ttempt t ts and homelessness,, in lar homelessness large rgge par partt b because ecause the they ey grow gr ow up ffeeling eeeling out of plac place. e. F For or that rreason, eason, Herras Herras,, now a ccoordinator oordiinator at the Billy DeFrank C Center, enterr, ccelebrates ellebrates the p passage g of AB 126 1266, 6,, a billl Go Gov. ov. JJerry erry Brown Br own signed into la law aw Mond Monday daay that lets students pick bathr bathroom oom and lo locker ck keer rroom oom facilities facilities,, as well as se sex-segregated exx segregated programs pr ograms and activities, activities base based ed on gender identity identit ty instead of chr chromosomes. omoso omes. That means,, after intensiv means intensive ve ccounseling ounsseling and a

thor thorough ough app appeal eaal pr process, ocess, a b born-male orn-male or b born-female orn-ffeemale student ccan aan join an opp opposite-sex osite-seex sports spor o ts team and changing rroom. oom. The Scho School ol Suc S Success cess and Opp Opportunity ortunitty A Act, cct, author authored ed b byy A Assemblyman ssemblyman T Tom om o Ammiano (D (D-San -San S Francisc Francisco), co o), passed less than ttwo w wo weekss after it made it onto Br Brown’s own n’s desk. C California aliffornia o is the first to ha have ave a st statewide tate a widee st statute atute go governing overning e all scho school ol districts districts.. Some lo local caal sc school chool officials signed their letters own let ttters of support su upport ffor o or the legislation, Santaa Clara C County Board including Sant ountty Boar d of Educ Education caation Trust Trustee tee Dar Darcie cie Gr Green, een, who enc encouraged ouraged herr p peers eers in South Ba Bay ay districts to endo endorse orse it with her her. r. ““All A All students should ha have ave a fair chanc chancee to fully par participate ticipaate and suc succeed ceed e in scho school, ol, so that the they ey ccan an an graduate with their classmates classmates,,” rreads ead ds the let letter ttter Gr Green een signed off on. “While eexisting xisting x C California aliffo ornia la law aw alr already eady br broadly oadlyy pr prohibits ohibits discrimination against transgender transgen nder students students,, the they ey ar aree often eexcluded xcluded x ffrom fr rom o pr programs, rograms, activities activities,, ph physical hyysical educ education caatiion classes classes,, team sp sports orts and other educ educational a ational opp opportunities ortunities simply b because ecause of who the they ey ar are. re.” Se Several eveeral otherr p petitions etitions in supp support ort made their w way ay to Sacramento leading up to the la law’s aw’ w s passage p passage,, including one with 6,0 6,000 00 sign signatures natures pr presented esented on JJuly uly 31 to Brown Brown by by a 16-year-old 16--yeearr-old transgender b boy oy fr from om Mant Manteca. teccaa. A Aside sside fr from om op opposition pposition fr from om fringe

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9 successfully policy succceesssfully enacted such a p olicy years yeears ago aago,, and it is going ahead with plans to gender-neutral facilities.. t build gender r--neutral facilities Massachusetts Massaachusetttts rrecently eccently e passed a la law aw granting protections. grantiing similar pr otections. “I guess people are g p eople ar re rrealizing ealizing that, even affects minority eveen though t it aff ffeects a small minorit ty of stud students, population dents, this is a p opulation that deserves deserves e fair tr treatment, eatment,” MarambaFerrell Ferrelll sa says. ays y. Lawmakers states have Lawmak w keers in other st ates ha ave their eeyes California yees trained on C aliffornia o right now, Gonzalez, president now w, sa ssays ays y JJames ames Gonzale z, pr esident of LGBT group Bay Area T rights gr oup Ba ay Ar ea Municipal Elections Committee. People aree Electio ons C ommittttee. P eople ar realizing gravity what’s stake: realiziing the gra avvitty of what ’s at st taak kee: lives, opportunity. livves e , educ eeducation ation and opp ortunitty. "Suicide sexual "Su uicide among yyouth outh due to se o exxual orientation identification orient tation or gender identific ation is so tragic that this bill would p possibly save ossibly sa ave lives, Gonzalezz sa says. livves e ,” Gonzale G ayys. Stats population opulation Statts on the transgendered transgendered p n are tough sincee man many may are tou ugh to track sinc ny ma ay report preference report their gender pr effeerence or biological sex identify biologic g al se ex but not publicly identif fy as tran transgender. Kay Brown, nsgender. Ka ay Br own, a teacher at the Har Harvey vey Milk Institute in San Francisco, dataa to estimate that Franciisco, used FBI dat transgender Americans have transggender Americ ans ha ave a one in 12 chance chaance of b being murdered eing mur dered ccompared ompar o ed to the aaverage verage e p person’s erson n’s chanc chancee of 1 in 18,000—a 18 000—a 18,0 0 a ccontroversial ontroveersial claim that is still underr study y. A ccounts of family abuse study. Accounts so ocial stigmas that lead to depr ession n and social depression ther high-risk b ehaavvior among and ot other behavior cumented. transggenders ar transgenders aree well do documented. Herrras sa ayys the simple fact of b eing Herras says being includ ded, ffeeling eeeling a sense of b elonging included, belonging aving v the option of legitimate or ha having recourse protection recou urse ffor or o pr otection ccan an go a long w way identityy ay in validating the identit nsgender g kids aw ws ccan’t an’t stop p of tran transgender kids.. L Laws harasssment, but the an giv eople harassment, theyy ccan givee p people venue e to rreport eport abuse and to seek an aavenue protection from protecction fr om the institution, aass ke gender nonc onffo ormitty less well ass mak make nonconformity alarmi ming to futur alarming futuree generations generations.. “W What I’v ve seen in m xxperience is “What I’ve myy eexperience hildren ar en-minded that ch children aree mor moree op open-minded w giv ve them cr edit ffor, orr,” sa o ayys than we give credit says Herras. from placee of Herraas. “Kids ccome ome fr o ro om a plac uncon nditional lo ove—theey ha ave to learn unconditional love—they have haatrreed. In middle scho ol, a lot of the hatred. school, art learning to act out mor re them st start more agains st other p eople. But if the ey gr ow against people. they grow owing that their transgender p eers up kno knowing peers haave a plac e, we will see less violenc e. I have place, violence. elieeve that.” truly b believe

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right-wing right t-wing media ther media, ttheree w wasn’t asn a n’’tt a effort It’s publicized eff ffo ort to o kill the bill. It ’s p ossible cconservatives onservatiivvees tir ed out after possible tired losing the fight o veer ga ay marriage over gay marriage,, but opponents new say opp onents of the ne n ew legislation sa ay -called a “bathr room bill” disr egards the so so-called “bathroom disregards gender r--normativve pupils p and lea aves e op en gender-normative leaves open the p ossibilitty ffor or o sexually seexxually pr edatory possibility predatory students to sneak in nto bathr rooms of the into bathrooms opp osite se exx. opposite sex. C omplications ccould ould also arise when Complications allo ing opp allowing o ite-se osite sex participants participants ticipant on a opposite-sex sports wheree ph physical ccompetitive ompetitivve sp orts team, wher hyysical advant age ccan an raisee questions of fairness advantage fairness,, the ey p oint out. Thee issue rrecently ecently they point rreceived ecceeivveed scrutin ny in n the ccontroversy ontroveerssy scrutiny surr ro ounding transg gender MMA fighter surrounding transgender Fallon F ox, whose b outs against ffemale eemale Fox, bouts eenter of a athletes puts her att the ccenter p olarizing debate o ver e gender equit ty, polarizing over equity, saf feetty and transpho obia in sp orts. Similar safety transphobia sports. debates ma ay arise with w K --12 sp orts and may K-12 sports par ents’’ cconcerns oncceerns ab aabout bout their h i daughter d h parents’ pit ttted against a b exxual orrn-male transse pitted born-male transsexual estling mat m or the bask keetball on the wr wrestling basketball ccourt. ourt. “This bill ttakes aak kees an a op en-ended open-ended avees it op en to the definition that lea leaves open individual to definee what gender is is,, and neither this bill norr curr ent la aw aff ffo ords current law affords onstitutes a clear definition ass to what cconstitutes legitimate gender identit iidentity ty or gender eexpression, xpression,” Ben L o ez, sp op ok kesman e ffor or o Lopez, spokesman al alues C oalition, told the the Traditional V Values Coalition, st ate A ssembly s in April. A state Assembly AB 1266, 1266, cco-sponsored o-spon nsored by by Equality Equalitty California, Law Center, C aliffo ornia, Transgender aw C enterr, Transgeender L Spectrum, GSA Network Gender Sp ectrum,, GS SA N ettw work and the National C Center Lesbian Rights,, enteer ffor or o L esbian Rights won’t bee much of a depar departure from won n’t ’ b ture fr om Education Code, eexisting xisting rules in thee Educ ation C ode, however. California already prevents howe eveerr. C aliffo orniaa alr eady pr events e scho schools ols fr from om discrim discriminating minating against students on the bas basis identity. sis of gender identit ty. “Youth anywhere “Y Yo outh an nyywherre on the LGBT spectrum are already sp ectrum ar re alr ead dy cconsidered onsidered a pr protected otected class und under der the educ education caation ccode’s ode’s nonnon-discrimination discrimiination la laws, aws w ,” sa says ayys Sammy Maramba-Ferrell, program Samm my Maramba-Ferrell, a pr ogram Project Outlet, a LGBT ccoordinator oorrd dinator ffor o or Pr o oject advocacy adv vocacy gr group oup tha that at off offers ffeers outr outreach reeach and students several ccounseling ounseling to stude ents at se veeral South Bay schools. this Ba ay scho ols. “But th his bill rreaffirms eaffirms this education, because laws aree ation,, b value in educ ecause la aw ws ar not nec necessarily essarilyy b being ein ngg enf enforced fo orced or ma may ay specificity like facility use.. lack sp ecificitty ffor o or things t lik ke facilit ty use Because times doesn’t Bec ause a lot of tim mes a district do esn n’t ’ know how to hand handle dle that and lacks gender-neutral gender r--neutral faci facilities ilities to ac accommodate commodate that.” school Los A scho ol district in L os Angeles


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THE POSTLADY Steeda McG McGruder, Gruder, right, helped galvanize the e community to protect the civil rights of jail inmates.

McGruder ho cr eated the McGruder,, wh who created eex-inmate x-inmate supp support o t gr or group oup Sisters That There, Been Ther e, let out o a sigh of rrelief elief when she hear heard d the ne news. ws. “It feels feels e good, good,” she says. saayys. “I’m proud proud to be be in a county countty that values and rrespects espects its community comm munitty members’ members’ vvoices oices and that I’m I in a place place that ccontinues ontinues to show sho ow me that it truly is a team effort eff ffo ort that t makes things makes p ossible. I’m grateful gratteful and relieved. relieveed.” possible.

Jail Mail P Policy olicy Left Untouched Untoucheed BY JENN JENNIFER I FER W WADSWORTH A DS W OR T H Santaa Clara C County Sant ounty inmates will ccontinue ontinue receiving receiving mail afterr jail officials abandoned a ccontentious onten ntious plan to limit ccorrespondence orrespondence to just postcards. p ostcards. JJail ail chief JJohn ohn Hir Hirokawa okawa originally o br ought up the idea earlier this t brought summer in hop hopes es of limitingg the amount of drugs smuggled in i through thr ough envelopes en nvelopes or p postage ostagge st stamps. amps. But the ccommunity ommunitty put up a fight, saying sa ayying the mail rrestriction estriction ccould o ould dr dryy friends, up prisoners’ ties with friend ds, family life and lif fe outside their ccells. ells. Metro M ro Met ccovered overed the issue in a JJuly uly 177 ffeature eeature stor storyy titled “J “Jail ail Mail.” Elmwood The ccounty ountty jail and Elm o mwo w od Correctional Facility together C orrrectional e Facilit ty to gether rreceive eceivve about ab out 20 200,000 0,000 pieces pieces of mail a yyear. eearr. postcard-only policy passed, If the h p ostcardd only l p olicy li pass sed, d the h ccounty ountty would ha have ave b become ecome th the he first in Northern N orthern C California aliffo ornia to enact such s a ban and one of a ffew ew dozen in the nation. Ex-Elmwood turned Ex-Elm wood inmate turne ed probation pr obation ccounselor ounselor St Stacey acey “Steeda ““Steeda” a” McGruder,, 29, led the char McGruder charge gee against the p policy olicy pr proposal, oposal, enlistingg help from nonprofit fr om nonpr ofit media and aadvocacy dvocacy gr oup Silicon Silicon V aalley De -bug. Families group Valley De-bug. eligious e-entry eexperts, xperts, rreligious of inmates inmates,, rre-entry leaders officiaals met leaders,, media and jail officials in July July to discuss the plan. Fa amilies Families shar ed tear ful pleas to ccontinue ontin nue shared tearful allowing letters, letttters, often the on nly only lif feeline between between an inmate and a an lifeline anyy meaningful rrelationship. elationship.

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Labor Co Council ouncil Goes All All-In -In BY JOSH KKOEHN OEEHN The South Ba Bay ay L Labor a or C ab Council ouncil sp spent ent almost a quar quarter-million terr-m -million dollars supporting supp orting Cindyy Cha Chavez’ avez’ suc successful cessful run ffor o or a ccounty ountty sup ssupervisor ervisor seat, according ac cording to fforms orm o ms filed at the end of last month with the t R eegistrar of V oters. o Registrar Voters. T aaking into ac count mone ent Taking account moneyy sp spent b avez ccampaign, a ampaign, SBLC and byy the Cha Chavez the county county Democratic Demo ocratic Party, Party, all of which directly directlyy supported supported her, her, it app ears that more morre than $750,000 $750,000 appears w as spent spent getting gettingg Chavez Chaavez into was offic e—significan ntly surpassing office—significantly tot al spending spending and an nd contribution contribution total limits normally applied a to ccounty ountty sup ervisor ccandidate andid date ccampaigns. ampaigns. supervisor While ffew ew ccandidates andid dates ccan an pull to gether a ccoalition oalitiion of supp ort lik together support likee Cha avez, the ccoordination oordination d b etween Chavez, between her ccampaign ampaign an nd normally and indep endent gr ou ups raises some independent groups serious questionss ffor or o the Fair P olitical Political Practic es C ommiission, the st ate’s Practices Commission, state’s p olitical w aatchdo og. political watchdog. A ccording to ccampaign ampaign disclosur According disclosuree

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fforms o orm ms that rremain emain una unavailable available v online, online e, SBLC’s the SBLC S ’s Committee Committttee on Political Political Education Educ cation (C (COPE) OPE) sp spent ent $265,031 during durin ng the first half of this yyear. ear. While Whil le a small fraction of that mone moneyy was pay laborw aas used u to pa ay off debts ffor o or lab orsupported supp orted ccandidates andidates in last yyear’s ear’s elections, have electi ions, most of it appears appears to ha ave gonee tow toward ard helping Cha Chavez avez win the JJune u primary une primary and def feeat T er e esa defeat Teresa Alvar rado in the JJuly uly 30 runoff ff. Alvarado runoff. W Wher ame fr om is Wheree the mone moneyy ccame from p erhaps mor interesting. perhaps moree interesting. Mu uch of the $19 0,000-plus Much $190,000-plus SBLC CC OPE rreceived eceived b etween JJan. an. COPE between 1 and d June June 30 came came in large large chunks fr om m unionsponsored political political from union-sponsored actio on ccommittees ommittees (P PACs) and lo cal action (PACs) local ccorporations, orporations o , helping the Cha avez Chavez team m sidestep normal ccampaign ampaign rrestrictions. estriictions. Classified as a ccommittee ommitttteee rrestricted estriicted to “member-to-member” “member-to-member” ccommunications, omm munications, SBLC C OPE w as COPE was able to accept accept dollar amounts ab ove above thosee applied to ccounty ounty sup ervisor supervisor ccandidate andiidate ccommittees ommitttees t ($1,0 00 p er ($1,000 per electi ion cy cle). election cycle). Ea arly in the rac Early racee to fill the seat of disgr raced fformer ormer o ccounty ountty sup ervisor disgraced supervisor Geor rge Shirak awa JJr., r., the Cha avez George Shirakawa Chavez ccamp amp p figur fi ed d outt a way way to t ccoordinate oordinate di te figured with the Santa Santa Clara County County Dem mocratic C entral C ommittee Democratic Central Committee (D CC) C and the SBLC C OPE. Both of (DCC) COPE. the la atttter groups groups wer endent latter weree indep independent eexpenditure xpen nditure ccommittees ommittees in last yyear’s ear’s electi ions, but the eclassified their elections, theyy rreclassified activi ities as strictly “member-to“member-toactivities mem mber” ccommunications ommunications ffor o or this member” yyear’s ear’s ccounty ounty sup ervisor elections supervisor to ccomply o omply with the st ate’s P olitical state’s Political R eeffo orrm A ct. Reform Act. Th he ccoordination oordination raised eeyebrows yebrows The in Ma M ay, and Cha avez ccampaign ampaign May, Chavez cconsultant onsu ultant Ed McGo vern def fended e McGovern defended the action a Jose Inside as such: to San Jose “I do on’t make make the rules o ollow don’t rules.. I just ffollow them m.” them. Ir o allyy, SBLC C onic OPE‘s goal w as Ironically, COPE‘s was to he elp Cha avez rreplace eplace Shirak awa, help Chavez Shirakawa, who blamed his illegal use of ccampaign amp paign and public funds on a gamb b bli bling ddi i But in the h SBLC C gambling addiction. ccommittee’s omm mittttee’s latest filing filing,, one $2,121 fund raising eexpense xpense went to A ce fundraising Ace C asin no R eentals, a San Francisco-based Francisco-based d Casino Rentals, ccompany omp pan ny that rents rents ccard ard ttables ables and otherr ccasino asino equipment.


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arriage equality isn’t isn’t the end-all, be-all: it’s it’s certainly cerrtainly not the end of work for equal equa al rights, rights, nor could it everr be all that defines a highly diverse dive erse community. community. And it’s it’s also a not a fait accompli: in the U.S., U.S.,, 34 states prohibit same-sex same-ssex marriage.

Achieving A c ving equal rights is still a figh chie fight ht on man manyy other fr fronts, onts, to too. o. C Campbell a ampb ell ma mayor ayor nL ow is raising aawareness wareness of thee fact that ga ay and bise xual men ar ohibited fr om Evan Low gay bisexual aree pr prohibited from donating dona ating blo blood od due to a rrelatively elatively rrecent e ent la ec law. aw. L Last ast month, month L Low ow host hosted ted a blo blood od driv drivee in whic ch he and a ffellow eellow ccouncilman ouncilman ccouldn’t o ouldn ’t par ticipate. which participate. Sin Since nce the JJune une rrepeal epeal of the Def Defense feen nse of Marriage A Act, ct, and the end d of the marriage ban imp o osed b op. 8, after yyears ears of leg gal struggles marriage equalit ertain imposed byy Pr Prop. legal equalityy iss on mor moree ccertain ground gr ou und in C California: aliffo ornia: that that’s ’s somethin something ng ne new w to ccelebrate elebrate at Pride (an (and nd ccouples ouples ccan an eeven ven sa ay ““II do eestival’s Matrimoni ial Gr ove). Ther on-matrimonial w ayys say do”” at the ffestival’s Matrimonial Grove). Theree ar aree plent plentyy of no non-matrimonial ways to en enjoy njoy Pride Pride,, including lots of danc dancing cing to ffestival eestival headliners Cr Crystal ystal a Waters Waters,, Da David avid v Hern nandez and JJessica essica Sut ta of the Puss P ycat Dolls Hernandez Sutta Pussycat Dolls.. Bu ut whether it ’s at Pride H or a cceremony eremon ny on the b h,, man ny ccouples ouples ar each But it’s Pride,, at Cit Cityy Hall beach, many aree embr racing their first opp ortunity to o “mak ecentlyy married Trish and embracing opportunity “makee it legal,”” lik likee the rrecently Ev edar, as the an now b e of b ed eing rrecognized, ecognized, b aw, as a the sp ouses that Evee K Kedar, theyy ccan bee assur assured being byy la law, spouses the e. theyy ar are. An nd that ’s something to ccelebrate. elebrate. —Heather Zimmerman And that’s

The Wedding Weeddinng March March Eve and T Trish rrish K Kedar, edarr, by ch e chance, hance, were the fi first rst same-sex coup couple ple married in San Santa nta Clara County af after fter the ban was lifted in late June June. e It wasn e. wasn’t ’t the firs first st time they celeb celebrated brated their but union, bu ut it was the first chance c they had to make it legal. BBY Y JENNIFER W WADSWORTH ADSWORT H

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VE AND AND TRISH KEDAR KEDAR married d each other whenever whenev ver they got a chance, which turned thre ee times. times. out to be three

In Ma May ay 2010, th the he ccouple ouple ccelebrated elebrated their ne n newly wly filed domestic partnership par tnership unde under er a chupp chuppah ah in Monterey. Monter ey. The Theyy wor w woree white shir shirts ts embellished emb ellished with h blue embr embroidery; oidery; friends and famil family ly danc danced ed in the open-air op en-air cceremony. eremon ny. The civil union didn’t didn ’t do much in n terms of practic practical al benefit—they b enefit—they stil still ll ccouldn’t ouldn’t shar sharee health insuranc insurancee or file joint ttaxes— axes— so the affair w was as mor m moree a displa display ay of personal p ersonal ccommitment. ommittment. In Septemb September er that t same yyear, ear, the pair eexchanged xchanged vvows o and br ows broke oke the glass to together gether in a traditional JJewish ewish cceremony eremony at C Congregation on ngregation BethDavid, Da avvid, Ev Eve’s e’s ssynagogue ynaggogue in Sarato Saratoga. ga. It to took ok months of o p persuading ersuading

the cconservative o onser vative ccongregation’s ongregation’s leadership same-sex leaderrship to allow a same -sex wedding wedding at the plac placee wher wheree Ev Evee had worshipp w worshipped ed and vvolunteered olunteered for fo or years. years e . Trish Trish’s ’s mother showed up with wiith a big C Catholic atholic cr cross oss on her chest.. A Att least she went,, Trish sa says ayys diplomatically. diplom maticallyy. Butt this yyear ear br brought ought the union they they had h b been een w waiting aiting ffor o or eever ver sinc sincee Eve Eve proposed proposed fiv fivee yyears ears ago ago,, a ffew ew months montths after the ttwo wo met. On JJuly uly 1, the K Kedars edars arriv arrived ed at the Sant Santaa Clara C County ounty Go Government vernment O Offices ffices on Hedding Heedding Str Street eet in San JJose ose at 5:45am m to obt obtain ain a marriage lic license ense U.S. Cir Circuit cuit C Court ourt of after the t 9th U.S. Appeals Appeals officially lifted a ban on same-sex same-sex unions. unions i . They Th y showed The h d up first in n line line,, at attracting tttracting the at attention tention of ne news w rreporters ws eporters rready eady to do document cumentt the moment. m W Without iithout planning as much, much h, the theyy made lo local cal histor history. y. “We “W We got there there early b because ecause we

had to b orning,” bee at work that mo morning,” sa ays y Trish, with a laugh. “W We didn ’t says “We didn’t know we we’d ’d get b bombarded ombarded db byy the paparaz paparazzi.” zi.” The Theyy welc welcomed omed it,, thou though: ugh: a ccelebration elebration at onc oncee p political, oliticcal, public and pr profoundly offo oundly p personal. ersonal. “I ne never ver thought I’ I’d d gett to eexperience xperience this in m myy lif lifetime,” feettime,” Ev Evee sa says, ays y , placing her hand o over ver e her hear heart. t. A Attitude ttitude A Adjustments djustments “W “We’re We’re fr from om a generatio generation on wher wheree we we’d ’d get rrocks ocks thr thrown own at us u us,” ,” sa says ays y Trish, a 49-year-old 49-year- old mark marketing e eting manager,, who ccame manager ame out tto o her C Catholic atholic family as a kid an and nd gr grew ew up out out-and-proud -and-proud in San Francisc F Francisco’s o’s SoMA district during the 1970s and ’8 ’80s. 0s. ““And And A d now we h ha have ave so o man manyy p people eople ccelebrating elebrating with us u us,, or who just cconsider onsider ga gay ay marriagee no big deal, lik likee ‘y ‘yeah, eah, of ccourse ourse this t is OK. OK.’’ It It’s ’s a major at attitude titude shift. shift.”” Ev Eve, e, a 5050-something something training traaining

manager at a Silic S Silicon on V Valley aalley st startup, artup, didn’t didn ’t come come ou out ut until she w was as 45 Though born New yyears ears old. Tho ugh b orn in N ew York, Evee gr grew partt of the time Y ork, o Ev ew up par internationally, settling internationally y, set tling down in suburb, a Parisian Parisian subu urb, then Brighton, her father,, a univ university England, as he er father ersity professor, around pr offeessor, ffollowed ollo o owed his work ar ound Europe. school, Eur ope. By high higgh scho ol, the family was New York City. w as back in N ew Y o ork Cit y. didn’t because “I didn ’t ccome om me out then b ecause New York Cityy public scho schools N ew Y ork Cit o ols weren’t friendly placee ffor gays wer en’t a frien ndly plac or ga o ays y and that time,” says. lesbians at tha at time ,” she sa ays y. Even graduation, kept Ev ven e after gr raduation,, she k eept the identity secret—albeit fact of her iden ntitty a secr et—albeit open knew her.. an op en one to o some who kne w her travel Evee mo moved Eager to tra aveel again,, Ev oved e to live kibbutz, I Israel l tto li liv ve on n a kibb kibbut tzz,, vvolunteering olunteering ol t i fruit from and picking fru uit fr om the citrus groves. then gr oves. She the n enlisted in the Israeli army, becoming officer arm my, b ecomin ng an offic er and a paratrooper. Colleagues suspected paratr ooper. C o olleagues susp ected she

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WEDDED BLISS BL I S S Eve, left, and TTrish rish r K Kedar edar we were re the first couple in the county y to be ma married arried on JJuly y 1, the fi first day y th that hat same-sex marriages g resumed in Cali California. ifornia. was w aas ga gay ay and had a sit sit-down t-down urging urging her to date some guy guys ys and set settle tttle into lif life fe as a straight woman woman. n. “Theyy meant it “The i fr from om kindness kindness,” ,” she sa says. ayys. “The “Theyy didn d didn’t ’t w want ant me to bee ostracized. I b b believed elieved it w was as ffor or o myy own go m good od b because e ause ttwo ec wo women that we all assum assumed med wer weree ga gay ay had rrecently ecently ended their t own liv lives. es. The Theyy weree giving me advic wer aadvicee ffor or o m myy own protection, pr otection,, the theyy thought. thought.”” She obliged,, married m a soldier (whom she laterr amic amicably ably div divorced) orced) and had childr children en n with him. decided life “I finally decid ded later in lif fe to bee on the outsid outside b de who I am on inside,” says Eve, the inside ,” sa ayys Ev E e, who rrecently ecently penned autoethnography about p enned an auto e ethno graph hy ab out being disaffected identity. b eing disaff ffeected d ffor or her identit o y. “I friends, people lost some friend s, but not the p eople mattered.” who mat tter t ed.”

Small Steps Step e s The K Kedars edars met on Chemistr Chemistry.com y.c . om in 20 2008; 08; Ev Evee del delayed laayed their first date at Alum R Rock ock P Park a b ark because ecause of the JJewish ewish High Hol Holidays. lidaayys. Trish, ha having avving also grown grown up in n a rreligious eligious family family, y, appreciated appr eciated Ev Eve’s e’s faith. She decided t cconvert to on nvert to t JJudaism ud d i daism and d ttake ak ke the th Kedar K edar name name.. Like Lik ke man many ny sam same-sex me-seex couples, couples, the Kedars K eedars ha have ave had to t ttake ak ake their union step b byy step step.. The Theyy filed ffor o or domestic partnership. par tnership. The They ey changed one one’s ’s

surname. surnaame. The They ey married in a plac place ce of worship. opportunity worsh hip. And when the opp ortunitty was waas granted, g , the they ey b became eccaame legally b bound. ound d. “It’s whenever “Itt’s whatever whatever we ccan an get whene verr we ccan a get it,” Trish sa an says. ayys. “W “We We have haave friends frien nds who fly to get married in every every st state ate that legalizes it. W Wee got our marriage pieces. m in bits and piec es.” For For o a middle middle-aged -aged ccouple ouple the union was pragmatic.. Ev Evee unio on w as hugely pragmatic battled battlled breast breast ccancer ancer in 20 2006, 06, which h left her frequent medical h in need of fr equent medic al care. care. But working ccontract ontract gigs on and off insurancee o left her without insuranc for fo or a while and,, b before effor o e their JJuly uly 1 marriage, maarriage, Trish ccouldn’t ouldn’t eextend xtend her own o ccompany’s ompan nyy’s ccoverage overage to cover coverr her par partner. tner. N Now, ow w, that that’s ’s no longer longeer a pr problem. oblem. The Mor Morgan gan Hill house housse Trish b bought ought a yyear-andear-andand a-half a-hallf ago now b belongs elongs to them both both h as a married ccouple. ouple. Their ttax ax situa situation ation has also vastly impr improved. oved. And if either woman ends up in the hospital hosp pital again, her sp spouse ouse do doesn’t esn’t have haave to b beg eg st staff aff p permission ermission to visit. “That “T That marriage ccertificate ertificate right there there is lik likee gold,”” Trish sa says, ayys, pointing poin nting to the framed do document cument signed signeed b byy K Ken en Y Yeager, eeager, their wedding officiant officiiant and the ccounty’s ountyy’s first openly open nly gay gaay sup supervisor. ervisor. “It “It’s ’s securit security. y. It means meeans we get to ttake ake ccare are of each other. otherr. It means we’re we’re included in that par partt of so society.” ciety.”


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here’s a chance to turn here’s the act act of joining joining in holy matrimony m into a shared d celebration celebration at Jose Pride Pride this weekend. San Jose Re ev. JJohn ohn Rodgers South Bay Rev. ng an openthought addi adding weddin ng chapel to for-all wedding festivities would be a the festivities good way way to ride r the high of excitement excitement from frrom the recent U.S. U.S. Supreme Court ruling that paved the th he way way for sam me-sex marriage. legalizing same-sex “Likee a lot of p “Lik people, eople, I w was as elated when thatt happ ened,”” sa ened, ayys happened,” says Rodgers, R odgers, 50, a Sa San an JJose ose rresident esident and lead minister of the F irst C entury First Century anted Evangelistic Gr Group. o . “So I w oup wanted to set somethingg up at Pride that would let p people eoplee ttake ake advant advantage age of this ne wffound o fr reedom without a newfound freedom lot of tr trouble.” ouble.” A eesstival,, which ttakes akes Att the pride ffestival, placee Satur plac Saturday daay and an nd Sunday Sundaay in downtown San JJose, o , Rodgers ose Rodgers will have ha ave a big tent wedding w chap chapel el st staffed aff ffeed with a ccadre adre of ministers m fr om a range from of denominations denomination ns and rreligions eligions to officiate cceremonies eremon nies thr oughout the throughout day. da ay. P People eople ccan an in invite nvvite their friends to the cceremony, eremon ny, and an nd the chap el will be be chapel already alr eady dec decorated orated d and rready eady to go go.. F For or those who plan to o marr marryy at a futur futuree date, date, ther theree will b bee a wedding vvendor endor fair with florists D s, planners and florists,, DJ DJs, ccaterers aterers to help plan p ffor o or the eevent. veent. T o Rodgers’ Rodgers dgers’’ kn nowledge, this will To knowledge, b monial gr ove in the bee the first matrim matrimonial grove ccountry, ountry, a chanc simultaneously chancee to simultaneously memorialize a hi storic ruling ke a historic ruling,, mak make p olitical st atemen nt and ccommemorate ommemorate political statement a jo oyous p ersonall o ccasion. joyous personal occasion. It ’s up to the ccouples ouples to obt ain a It’s obtain marriage lic ense thr ough the ccounty ounty license through first,, but R odgerrs will meet with Rodgers them after to pu ut them in touch put with the pr oper officiant,, whether proper C atholic, Sikh, Sikh Buddhist, Buddhist atheist or B Catholic, something in b etween. After the between. cceremony, eremon ny, an em mcee will announc emcee announcee the names of thee ne wlyweds onst age newlyweds onstage ffor or o ffestivalgoers estivalgo e ers to hear hear.. R odgers will also a lead a worship Rodgers

servicce at 11am Sunda service Sunday ay on the main st agee. stage. Though Th hough R Rodgers odgers has yyet et to w walk alk down n the aisle himself f, he ’s eager himself, he’s to help heelp others tie the knot. A Ass a long t time ga ay activist, he ffought ought o to longtime gay get C California aliffornia o to rrecognize ecognize same same-sex -sex dome estic par tnerships back in the domestic partnerships

Th There’s here’s so much mu uch more to do o in terms off fighting for equality eq quality in the United Un nited States. States. There’s Th here’s more than th han marriage. But Bu ut this is an important im mportant milestone. miilestone. ilestone earlyy 19 80s. Seeing the legal passage 1980s. of sam me-sex unions now giv es him same-sex gives the sense sense of ha avving ccome ome full cir cle. having circle. “W We did it,”” sa ayys R odgers, who “We says Rodgers, gr ew up in the Midwest but moved moved grew to C a fornia alif o as a yyoung oung adult. California “The ere’s so much mor “There’s moree to do in term ms of fighting ffor o or equalit terms equalityy in the U nite ited d St ates t . Ther Th e’s mor th United States. There’s moree than marr riage. But this is an imp ortant marriage. important miles stone and, as a ga ay man,, vvery ery milestone gay imp o tant to me … a victor or th important victoryy wor worth ccelebrating.” eleb brating.” — Jeenniffeer W ads a worth —Jennifer Wadsworth

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HERE WAS WAS A TIME not too long lon ng ago where as mayor, may yorr, I could officiate officiat te a wedding, but could not get married myself. I recall recalll a situation in which the Boy Scouts came to visit a City Council meeting in order order to earn their merit badge, ba adge, and after the meeting, a boy asked me, "Were "W ere you also also a Boy Scout— is that how you yo ou became recently, mayor?" And most m recently y, I hosted a blood d drive on city property, property y, but was was banned from donating g blood myself. y

Ass the ma A mayor ayo or of of Campbell, Campbell, providing ffor providing o or the welfar w welfaree of the general public is a top priorit priority. y. As As a gay ga ay man,, however, however er, I am conflicted conflicted in m myy adv advocacy ocacy ffor o blo or blood od driv drives. es. Under U nder curr current ent U U.S. .S S. Food Food and Drug Administration A dministration gu guidelines, uidelines, a man who has se sexx with anoth another her man is def deferred feerred ffor or lif o life fe fr from om dona donating ating blo blood. od. The ban was w as imp imposed osed in 19 1983, 983,, when there there were were no rreliable eliable tests ffor o or scr screening eening blo blood od ffor or HIV o HIV/AIDS. V/AIDS / . It w was as also made during a time of mass me medical edical confusion confusion and cultural homopho homophobia obia asso associated ciated with HIV/AIDS. HIV V//AIDS. The cu current urrent FDA FDA ban is wildly outdated d and p perpetuates erpetuates labels against gay bisexual unfair lab els again nst ga ay and bise xual live decades ades of men that liv ve on thr tthrough ough dec discrimination. Advances technology A dvances in tec chnology and the understanding HIV/AIDS underst anding of HIV V//AIDS have haave way. ccome ome a llong w ay. The Th fact T f t off the th mat tter t is that blo od donations ar matter blood aree saf feest and most eff ffeectivve when using ff safest effective rational,, scientifically scientifically based deferral deffeerral p eriods that ar pplied fairly and periods aree ap applied cconsistently onsistently amon ng blo od donors among blood who engage in sim milar risk activities similar activities.. These scr eening st trategies pr ovide an screening strategies provide inclusiv e, internationally internattionally rrecognized ecognized inclusive, means ffor o or k eepingg blood blood supplies safe. saffe. keeping In fact,, the Ame erican Medical Medical American A ssociation i i and d th h Americ he A i an Association the American R eed Cr oss ar oth h in supp ort of a Red Cross aree b both support rreevaluation eevaluation of the th he lif feetime ban of gay gaay lifetime men fr om donatin ng blo od. And most from donating blood. rrecently, ecentlyy, mor thaan 82 Demo cratic moree than Democratic and R epublic e an la aw wmak keers in the U .S. Republican lawmakers U.S.

Housee and U U.S. .S. Senate ha have ave ask asked ed ffor o or the rreevaluation. e valuation. ee Wee ar W aree b behind ehind in our p policies olicies in ccomparison ompaarison with other ccountries. ountries. Both C Canada anada and the UK in rrecent ecent yyears eears ha have have lifted their lif lifetime fetime e ban rrestrictions. estricctions. R Regardless, egar e dless, blo blood od donationss save sa ave li lives, ivvees, and although I ttake ak ke issue with the t FD FDA’s A’s p policy, olicyy, the ccommunal ommunal need ffor o or an adequate and saf safe fe blo blood od supplyy ccannot annot b bee ignor ignored. ed. T To o pr prevent event a blo blood od driv drive ve on the gr grounds ounds of public policy p olicyy would b bee to plac placee the citizens of C Campbell am mpbell and m myy ccommunity ommunitty in dan danger. nger. Ultimately Ultimately, y, public p policy olicy ccan an b bee solv solved ed o over ver time time,, while an unpredictable unpr e able act of natur edict naturee ccan an w warrant arrant a t an im immediate mmediate need ffor or o a blo blood od supply supply. y. Although Alth hough I supp support ort blo blood od driv drives, vees, I will always allw wayys st stay tay ccommitted ommitttted to the fight ffor or thee rights of all p o people. eople. Memb Members ers of the lesbian,, ga gay, ay, bise bisexual exxual and transgender transg gender ccommunity ommunitty (LGBT (LGBT) T) simply want w aant rrecognition ecognition of their ccommitted ommitttted and lo loving ovving rrelationships; elationships; the they ey w want aant to bee able b ablle to def defend feend our ccountry ountrry in the armed d fforces o orrces and fight ffor o or the fr freedoms eedoms that we w value; the they ey w want aant to b bee par partt of an in iinvaluable nvvaluable institution that giv gives ves e yyoung o oungg b boys oyys the skill sets to b become ecome ccontributing ontriibuting memb members ers of our so society; cietty; and fin finally, nallyy, the they ey w want ant a to b bee able to sacrifice sacrificce par partt of themselv themselves vees and giv give ve blood blo od to sa save ave another’ another’ss lif life. fe. I fir firmly rmly b believe elieve that the lif lifetime feetime prohibition pr ohib bition on ga gay ay and bise bisexual xual blo blood od donors donor rs will one da day ay eexist xist as a rrelic elic of historical histor rical discrimination,, and ther theree will b bee a futur futuree in which we cherish gay, ga ay, le lesbian, esbian, bise esbian, bisexual xual and transgender people p eoplle as equal memb members ers of so society. cietty. Evan LLow Evan ow is the mayor of C Campbell aampbell and a 2014 4 St State atte A Assembly ssembly candidat candidate. te.

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THE SHAMIEH FAMILY has done it again, opening a new branch of their ice cream shop, Cream, on the University Avenue promenade in Palo Alto. Their very first location on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley has been a runaway success since it opened in 2010. The concept employs the Shamieh matriarch’s cookie recipe and relives a childhood experimenting with different dessert combinations. Cream (“Cookies Rule Everything Around Me”) is a summer crowd pleaser, with homemade ice cream sandwiches for about $2.50, ice cream by the cone and milkshakes. Long lines have been a steady sight at the new Palo Alto location, with some waiting almost an hour to try these cold confections. Not to worry though—lines go fast and often, and employees walk around with samples of the cookies to bide the time. Recently, social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram have been bombarded with photos of Cream’s nostalgic treats. With an assortment of cookies and toppings, it’s easy to take such a simple treat to creative heights. Our pairing: a turtle cookie and a white chocolate macadamia cookie sandwiching cinnamon caramel ice cream. The company is growing fast, already planning two more locations in Walnut Creek and Davis.

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GOOD EATS, the Food Network show which Alton Brown wrote, produced and starred in, was the first of its kind. It was an entertaining blend of food science, pop culture and common cooking sense; a belching puppet made an appearance on some nights. Brown’s offbeat style and quirky humor commanded a massive following for 13 seasons. Expect the same kind of absorbing revelry at his new show, “Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour,” which hits the San Jose Center of Performing Arts on Oct. 24. Stand-up comedy and talk show antics will be in full swing, along with lots of opportunities for audience participation, multimedia lecture, music and experimentation with food. Ponchos may be involved. Tickets start at $25.50. VIP tickets are $101.50 and include a pre-show reception with Brown. Brown, who found his true passion in food in college when women would often say “no” to dates but sometimes “yes” if he offered to cook, was a commentator on Iron Chef America for 11 years and a host of Next Iron Chef for five. He has won two James Beard awards and has written seven books, three of which have made The New York Times’ bestseller list. For more information on the tour, visit altonbrowntour.com. Kristine Bautista

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ASSYRIAN ASSYRIAN N FOOD FOOD FESTIVAL FE STIV VA AL Sat, 11am-11pm, 11am-11pm, Sun,, 11:30am11:30am-9pm 9pm Assyrian Church A ssyrian Chur ch of the t East, M Y Mar Yosip o osip i P Parish arish ih Free Fr ee admission This annual ffestival estival ffeatures eatures live music, dancers, ffood ood and drinkss in a celebr celebration drink atioon of the Assyrian culture. A ssyrian cul ture. Thee menu other includes, among oth er dishes, kabobs and dolmas, as well as coffee and exotic teas, coff ee an nd pastries. Festival-goers can aalso lso take in art, exhibits and music. The T ffestival estival is an opportunity to showcase Assyrian traditions, A ssyrian ffood ood and tr aditions, community and educate the com mmunity and generations the next gener ationss about the cultural cul tural traditions. traditions. This Th his nonprofit nonprofit benefits community event be enefits local charities as well as displaced d children war.. (CC) childr en of the war (

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oward Stern oward n told Obeid Sammy Obe eid he picked career the right ca reer path in comedy. Louis standup com medy. L ouis C.K. C .K. complimented him on a jjoke—then oke—then ignored him. Dave was Chappelle w as the first fi famous guy to pronounce his h name obeyed”). right g ((say y it with me: me e: ““obeyed”). y ) haven’t Some haven ’t been as receptive ambivalent. or ambiv alent. A rrandom an ndom guy at punched an Irish bar punche ed him in the stomach last summ summer. mer. And some was other dude told him m he w as the comedian he’d least funny comedia an he’ d ever had the displeasure e of hearing.

The pastt ffew ew yyears ears ha have ave tested Obeid’s sanity ways, Ob eid’s san nity in ccountless ountless w ayys, admittedly doing.. The admit tedlyy his own doing Fremont-born Lebanese Fr emont-born L ebanese ccomic omic days perform decided 956 6 da ayys ago to p erfo orm standup days st andup 1,001 1,0 001 da ayys in a rrow ow (as in 1,001 Arabian 1,0 01 Arabi ian nights of ccomedy), omedy), his wry, educated ated bringing hi is brand of wr y, educ across humor to vvenues enues acr oss the ccountry, ountry, from last-minute. fr om the legit leegit to the last -minute. desperate stage Sometimess desp erate ffor o or a st age doesn’t break streak, so he do esn n’t br eak his str eak, he bar party. crashes a ba ar or a house par ty. “Yes, crazy,” Obeid, says “Y Yees, I am m craz y,” Ob eid, id 29, sa ays y off breakneck pace. his br eakneeck pac e. ““And And I get crazier A day. eevery very da ay. But B eevery very time I get off stage laughter,, I ffeel st age after hearing laughter eel e again. sanityy ccomes from normal aga ain. My sanit omes fr om that theree is an end date date,, as knowing th hat ther 1,001 number.” 1,0 01 is a finite fi numb er.” Guinness Book World Records The Guin nness Bo ok of W oorld R ec e orrdds

deemed him a world rrecord-breaker ecord-break e er on da ay 731 ffor or most cconsecutive o onsecutive day nights p performing erfo orming st standup. andup. Th Thee stunt’s stunt ’s eexposure, xposure, his cconstant onstant pr esence in the ccomedy omedy sc ene presence scene earned and inhuman work ethic earne ed him sp ots on NBC ’s America’ ’s G Got spots NBC’s America’s T alent a and, o ddly enough, the F ood Talent oddly Food N etwork. He ’s shar ed the st age with Network. He’s shared stage R obin W o iilliams, R ussell P u eters and Robin Williams, Russell Peters San JJose’s ose’s own Anjelah JJohnson. ohnson n n. The motivation ffor o or the yyears-long earss-long ccomedy omedy marathon stemmed fr o om from a quar ter-liffe crisis ealizatiion quarter-life crisis,, the rrealization that he needed to go out on a limb l to mak osen makee things work in his cho chosen ar t. He w as 26 yyears ears old and ffour o ou ur art. was yyears ears out of UC Berk eley, wher Berkeley, wheree he pick ed up ttwo wo degr ees in busin ness picked degrees business and mathematics (which mak es makes ffor or o some go od jok odder). Bu ut he good jokee ffodder). But w asn’t happ y al ypic wasn’t happyy with doing the ttypical op en-mic grind, making $50 a week w open-mic at shows ayb y e it w as his rigor rous shows.. Ma Maybe was rigorous ac ademic ccareer areer that made the lack academic of structur omedy so glarin ng structuree in ccomedy glaring and unset tttling. unsettling. “Something needed to chang ge,” change,” sa ayys Ob eid, who mo ved to L os says Obeid, moved Los

Paired P aired with the grueling g everyeverynight p performances erformanc o ess is a blo blogg he writes to do document cumentt the hilarious hilarious,, ridiculous and some sometimes etimes panic panic-attack-inducing at tack-inducing mo moments ments of these 1,001 1,0 01 days. daays y . A ffew ew yyears e of eeveryday ears verydaay ccomedy omedy has made ffor o or a massiv massivee backlogg of eexperiences, backlo xp perien nces, which will get ccompiled ompiled into b book ook fform o orm some time in the ne next xt yyear eaar or so so.. Despite the rrewards, ewarrds, he wouldn wouldn’t ’t wish so man manyy rrestless estleess nights on anyone. anyone. “I’vee learned a lott ab “I’v about out m myself yyself and how vastly diff different ffeer e ent I am fr from om most p people,” eople,” he sa says. ays y . “How much I will blind eeverything verythin ng ffor or one ccause o ause and work tow toward ard it eeven ven at m myy own eexpense xp peense se sometimes so sometimes. et es. How o I tend te d to b robotic and alo o and need to of bee robotic aloof cconnect onnect with p people eople mor more. e. How I need to rreally eally learn to rrelax elax and just enjoyy life enjo liffe mor more. e. Butt also that m myy dedic ation mak m me.” dedication makes es me This ccomedic omedic ccoming-of-age—at om ming- off-age - —at least this chapter — comes to an end chapter—comes in less than 40 da days. ayys. On Day Daay 1,0 1,001 01 he bra aves the st age one last time braves stage cking this str streak. eak. Da Day ay 1,0 1,002? 0 He 02? He’s ’s lo locking himself up in his rroom. oom.

SSAMMY AMMY OBEID O Aug. 14, 8pm The Im Improv, provv, San Jose $10 Aug. 15, 8pm Rooste Rooster er TT.. Feathe Feathers rs $10

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Angeles ar ound thee st art of his around start endea avor. “I had to p pick up p the p pac endeavor. pacee until I ffelt eelt lik ass suc ceeding. So I likee I w was succeeding. did, now here here I am. P eople notic ed, People noticed, fans and ffellow eellow ccomedians, om medians, and I’v I’vee got a go od rreputation eputatio on fr om it, which good from has got ttten me mor cess as well. gotten moree suc success But rreally, eallyy, it w as jus st ffor o or me to get was just b etter and not st arve.” better starve.”


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Citizen Jobs

THINK T HINK DIFFERENT DIFF FER EN T Ashton K Kutcher utcher play plays ys the enigmatic co-founder of Apple Inc. in the biopic ‘‘Jobs.’ Jobs J .’

Directo Director or Joshua Michael Micha ael Stern discusses discu sses the life and d legend of ‘‘Jobs’ Jobs J s’ BY B Y RICHARD RICHA ARD VON VON BUSACK BUSACK

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T’S T’ S OFTEN OFTE EN CONVENTIONAL, CONVENTIONAL, marred by a tidy ending, but Jobss deserves defenders. defenders. Locally Locally shot at Steve JJobs’ obs’ childhood home, h the $8.5 million biopic failed d to set the night on fire when itt closed Sundance. Sundance News News of an Aaron (The (The Social Network) Ne etwork) Sorkin-written So orkin-written biopic, in development developm ment now, now w, meant that some were w referring to Jobs as a beta version ve ersion of the story even before e it was was released. According A ccording to t J Jobs’ obs o ’ dir director ector JJoshua oshua Stern, Steve Wozniak Michael Stern n,, Ste ve W ozniak o has already alr eady signed d on as a cconsultant onsultant on Sorkin’s adaptation S Sorkin kin’s untitled untitl i lled d adapt d ation i off W Walter l Issacson’s Issacson ’s book book k on the Apple cco-founder. o-ffo ounder. The Sorkin vversion bee three eersion will b three scenes eal-tiime sc separate rreal-time enes of crises in JJobs’ obs’ fiction-beggaring fiction-b eggariing ccareer. areer. By ccontrast, ontrast, Jobs Joobs decades, beginning ttakes ak kees place place over over e three three dec ades, b eginning unveiling of the iP iPod. with the un nveiling e od. Then it Steve days flashes back to o Ste ve JJobs’ obs’’ hippie da ays y at

Reeed Reed R e C College, ollege, and then to the garag garage ge w wher on. wheree he wielded a soldering ir iron. Moneyy men ((Arthur Rock played byy M Mone Arthur R ock pla ayeed b JJ.. K. Simmons and Mat Matthew ttthew Mo Modine din ne ass JJohn ohn Sculle y) ccome ome aboard. aboard. His Sculley) lo onggttime friend and asso ciate Ste ve longtime associate Steve W ozniak o ((Josh Josh Gad),, envisioned en nvvisioned as the t Wozniak pl lump sidekick ttype, yype, is the last to be be plump b e ayed etra e b effo ore JJobs obs himself gets ffed eed d to betrayed before th he rrevolution evo olution he st arted. F inallyy, JJobs o obs the started. Finally, rreturns e eturns to the ccompany ompan ny he cco-founded, o-ffound o ded, ju ust b effo ore its time of maximum just before pr rofitabilitty. profitability. A obs, A shton s K u utcher’s acting is i Ass JJobs, Ashton Kutcher’s a surprise surprise.. The prankster/actor holdss he scr een lik ke he ne ever has b effor o e. In I th the screen like never before. an n inter view, Stern told me about about the th he interview, w work K u utcher put in—the actor eeven ven e Kutcher ffollowed, o ollowed, , and b ecame ill fr om,, JJobs’ obs’ became from, fru uctiffeerous diet. Kutcher Kutcher u ccaptures aptures fructiferous th he rremoteness emoteness of the in nventor/ e the inventor/ en ntrepreneurr, the h tinctur i e off A ssian i entrepreneur, tincture Asian ph hilosoph hy that shap ed him and thee philosophy shaped o veergrown C aliffo ornia kid in him tha at overgrown California that ne ever died. never Stern has the integrit ty to note JJobs’ ob bs’ integrity nu umerous nast ty qualities: his Mr numerous nasty Mr.. Bu urns-like dismissal of an employee emplo oyeee Burns-like du uring the “Lisa” “Lisaa” crisis, crisis, his skimmingg during

moneyy fr from Wozniak’s mone om W o ozniak’s cut during the Atari’s 1976 rreprogramming eprogramming off A tari’s game “Breakout, heartless “Br eakout,” the hear tlesss ditching of his pregnant pr egnant girlfriend … even even the smell of unwashed his un nwaashed ffeet. eeet. industrialist The ruthless industria alist ttype yype has been way b een a subject of films all a the w ay back before. to Citizen Kane and b effor o e. But much today’s American cinema of to daay’ y s Americ an cine ema rrequires equires cinematic dermabrasion n on a subject's warts. post-film questioning w ar a ts. The p ostt-film que estioning at Francisco a rrecent ecent San Francisc o promotional p omotional pr screening Kutcher easy scr eening left K u utcher without w an eas sy answer audiencee member’s ans swer w to one audienc member’s Kutcher question: How would K u utcher define way understood loyalty? the w ay JJobs obs understo od lo oyyaltty? y While Kutcher over, K utcher thought it o veerr, I thought of Foster Kane’s line: Charles F oster Kane ’s lin ne: “Love “Love on myy terms terms.. Those ar aree thee only terms m anybody knows—his an nyybody eever veer knows—h his own.” interviewed I inter viewed Stern att a subterranean Ritz-Carlon. cconference onffeerence rroom oom at the Rit z-Carlon. says, Stern sa ayys, “I wish we’d we’d had h a Kane,, but ccomparable omparable budget to Citizen C Kane wasn’t terms,, even Iw aasn’t thinking in those thosse terms eveen Kane-like though we had a vvery eery Citizen C Kane -lik ke fireplace Jobs fir eplace in the film. J oobs bs has the same Citizen Kane,, that thematic notion as Citize en Kane theree is a business to visi vision. ther ion. Once Once you yo ou have ha ave a vision,, someone has h to apply business to that. That means m in JJobs’ obs’ people ccase, ase, cconstant onstant ffeuding eeuding with w p eople vvery er ey adverse risks wanted adv veerse to the kind of ri sks JJobs obs w aanted Failuree was too to ttake. ak ke. Failur waas just to o ccostly. ostlyy.”

Stern add obs’ addressed dressed the issue of JJobs’ qualities. from ssympathetic yympathetic pa e c qua qualities es. ““Aside Asside de fr om o the early rrelationships, ellationships, we told it as it occurred—we didn’t o ccurred—w we didn n’’t want waant an artificial artificial scene wheree he gets touch touchy-feely sc ene wher hy-f -feeely just ffor or o dramatic license. describee ic lic ense. You You o ccould ould describ the dramati Steve misunderstood Ste ve Jobs Jobs ass a misundersto od genius trying, against odds, better tr ying, again nst all o dds, to b ettter t our lives. was hard, liv vees. He w aass trying trying so har d,, which is why scene crying wh hy we had d a sc ene of him cr ying in his father’ss arm arms, was father’ ms, back when he w as a a kid things.. The pr problem in a garage making m things oblem he’s with doing an aanything nyything on JJobs obs is that he ’s enigma. a true enigm ma. The scriptt implies that his rremarkable emarkable rremoteness emoteness had something to do with about being JJobs’ obs’’ ffeelings eeling e gs ab out b eing adopted. Stern says, adoptive weree loving— sa ays y , “His ad doptivve parents parents wer loving— wonderful he ccommented ommen nted that he had a wonder ful childhood, was childho od,, and a that it w aas like like the TV Too Beav Beaver. didn’t have show LLeave eave It I T veer. He didn ’t ha ave childhood that childho ood drama that eexplains xxplains his problems. later pr oblem ms. This is a nuanced nuanced movie. movie. doesn’t answer questions..” It do esn n’’tt an nsswer w all the questions the was Los Most of th he film w aas shot in L os Angeles,, butt Stern notes notes,, “We Angeles “W We were were heree for up her fo or a week. We We shot in Jobs’ Jobs’ wheree he gr grew house wher ew up, up, where where he Woz and W o oz manufactured m manufactur ed the first Apple hasn’t ccomputers. omputers.” The house hasn n’t ’ been been frozen time, likee Elvis’’ Graceland. fr ozen in tim me, lik Graceland. “Steve “Ste ve JJobs’ obs’’ adopted mother passed aaway way father furnituree and his fath her rremarried. emarried. The furnitur was new. The w aas ne w. Th he garage is still mostly as it was, though, wall w aas, though h, with a ccalendar h, alendar on the w all a from Carter was fr om the C a ter yyears. ar eears. It w aas a rreal eal ghost moment,, ccapturing a apturing an eevent veent in the place place wheree it occurred. wher occurr c ed.” punctuated JJobs obs is pun nctuated with rrepeated epeated aerial Silicon Valley. says shots of Silic con V aalleey. Stern sa ayys that he emphasize place did this to em mphasize a sense of plac ce changing times.. “It all o occurred amid changi ing times ccurred in valley. This valley story. the valle ey. Th his is a valle ey stor y. Jobs Jobs spent spent most of his lif llife fe within 10 or 15 miles of wheree he w was born. lived heree and wher aas b orn. He liv veed her here—though have married her e—though though he ccould ould ha ave anywhere. ”Stern kne knew about gone an nyywh here.”Stern ew ab out the Sorkin/Isaacson before Sorkin n//Isaaccson film b effo ore production production started argues st arted on JJobs. o . Stern ar obs gues ““this this is a storyy that’ll times.. It It’ll bee a stor that’ll be be told 10 times ’ll b mini-series. miniseries. There T e was Ther was a literally talk talk of an animated d vversion eersion of JJob’s ob’s life. liffe. It’s It’s like lik ke it’ll many Hamlet,, it ’ll be be told and acted man ny ways. We’re gate,, so ther there’s w ayys. W e’re first out of the gate e’s more shoulders.. But we we’re mor re weight ht on the shoulders ’rre goes byy p people hoping that as time go es b eople will say, ‘Given they knew about sa ay, ‘Giv veen what w the ey kne ew ab out JJobs obs at time,, JJobs best the time ob bs is the b est vversion. eersion.’”

122 MIN

PG-13 PG13

JOBS Opens Friday


PREVIEW

RICHARD O'BR O'BRIEN’S RIEN’S

GOTTA SCOOT The film ‘Go Grandriders’ tells of the true story of elders who take a 13-day motorcycle tour of Taiwan.

Lights, CAAM, Action THE CENTER for AsianAmerican Media’s CAAMfest 2013 is a mini-fest of 11 feature and short films from overseas and elsewhere; the weekendlong event includes receptions and guest appearances. Go Grandriders is making its appearance in Downtown San Jose, as well as opening for a week’s run Aug. 16 at the BlueLight in Cupertino. It’s the true story of elders on scooters circumnavigating their home island on a 700-mile long, twoweek journey. Even in a Confucian culture where elders aren’t exiled to the Sunbelt to “dress like toddlers and implode with rage,” in Adam Gopnick’s phrase, it’s a hard slog for these old men and women. They fight blood pressure and vertigo, and the pangs of widowerhood; some of the tributes to dead spouses mist the eyes. And then there’s the matter of near-lethal pride among these motorcyclists. Among the riders is a frail, elderly military man who seems to be daring death to stop him from continuing. On hand for this film’s appearance at CAAM: 10 of the grandriders, who will be doing a San Francisco to Los Angeles run after their visit. Opening night is Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?, a Korean crowd-pleaser about the past of

a gay optometrist interrupting his current staid married life; the after-reception ($35 for ticket and party) at the San Jose Museum of Art features hors d’oeuvres and drinks, with CAAMFEST the eversurprising, Aug. 16-18 emotionally raw yet Various Downtown San Jose venues pictorially serene work of caamedia.org Oakland’s own Hung Liu in the background. Among the other offerings: Earth may be doomed, but Best Friends Forever is doomed to be lumped in as the gal-pal version of This Is the End—its two rising stars (Vera Miao and Brea Grant) stuck in the middle of nowhere after the apocalypse. Uke-mania is still at fevered pitch, so the time was right for a celebratory profile of the Yngwie Malmsteen of the uke: the documentary Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings at the Japanese American Museum in J-town. Stateless is about the plight of 2,000 stateless refugees stuck in the Philippines. Let’s Be Out, the Sun is Shining chronicles heartbreak among the young and artistic in Bushwick—director Bornila Chatterjee will be in attendance. Richard Von Busack

Back a 10 ye fter ars! Book, Music & Lyrics by Richard O'Brien

JULY 18 – AUGUST 25, 2013 Directed by Lisa Mallette and Kit Wilder Musical Direction by Gus Kambeitz Choreography by Lori Martinez

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JOBSS JOB (PG-13; 122 min.) See rreview (PG-13; eview on page 34. (Op (Opens pens Fri.)

THE A THEA ATTACK T TT TACK (R; 102 mi min.) n.) Following a suicide bombing, a sur surgeon Palestinian geon of P alestinian living Aviv descent liv ving in TTel eel A viv discovers his wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secret life. wif eâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sec ret lif e. Based on a novel by Khadra. YYasmina aasmina Khadr K a. (Opens Fri.)

CAAM FE FEST ST See page 35. 3 (Plays Aug 1616-18 18 in various San Saan Jose venues.)

KICK-ASS KICK -ASS 2 In this sequel, DIY hero hero Kick-A Kick-Ass ss joins group with a gr oup of other citizens who inspired have bbeen een inspir ed to don costumes ďŹ ght and ďŹ g ght crime, as a villain plots rrevenge evengge on Kick-Ass. Kick-Ass. (Opens Fri.)

LEE DANIELSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; LEED A ANIEL Sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;THEBUTLER THE BUTLER (PG-13; 132 min.) A dr (PG-13; drama ama that 34-year career ffollows ollowss the 34 -year car eer of Cecil

Gaines (Forest Gai nes (For est Whitaker), an African American Am merican butler in the White House, whoo witnesses many key historical wh events. Oprah Winfrey, eve ents. With Opr ah Winfr eyy, Mariah Vanessa Redgrave, CCarey, areyy, V anessa Redgr ave, Robin Williams Jr.. (Opens Wil liams and CCuba uba Gooding Jr Fri.)) Fri.

PARANOIA P AR A RANOIA (PG (PG-13; G-13; 115 min.) A young, low-level employee em ployee (Chris Hemsworth) at a tech drawn corporate tec h ďŹ rm gets dr awn into corpor ate espionage. starring Harrison esp pionage. Also star ring Har rison Ford, For d, Gary Oldman. (Opens Fri.)

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(R; 94 min.) P Paul aul Rudd and Emile Hirsch Hirs sch star as two rroad oad workers who fform orm m an unlikely friendship as they spend rural area, spe end the summer in a rur al ar ea, painting highway.. (Opens pai nting lines on the highway Fri.) Fri.)

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SLG Art Boutiki presents Zombie-O-RamaÂŽ V 2 p.m.

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Dannreuther, Dannreuther, the Brit has a neglected wife: Jennifer looking wife: Jennif er Jones, looki ing better in cat's-eye sunglasses th than han anyone has ever looked since. Thee adventur adventuree of a ffew ew shady men tryingg to rip off Kenya cracked mirror Kenya holds up a cr ackedd mir ror to imperial pr pretensions, speciďŹ cally etensions, spe ciďŹ cally British imperial pr pretensions. There's etensioons. Ther e's a joke her heree about the car caree and ffeeding eeding of the British lawn that'll never let you see Masterpiece Thea Theatre atre the same way again. "Only ph phonies honies like it,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;? Bogart gr groused. oused. TToo ooo bad he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get it; his is a warm m but acrid sunset performance, performance, and it inspired inspired a well-deserved cult. well-deserved cul t. If Be Beat eat the Devil doesn't make a lot of logi logical ical sense, fforgive orgive it: as Jones sighs, "Charm and dependability so seldom go g in the package."" same package. (Plays Aug. 17 17-20 7-20 at the SStanford tanffor od Theatre) Theatre) (RvB)

FERRIS BUELLERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S D DAY AY OFF (1986) The ďŹ lm that immortalized immoortalized the art of playing hookey. hookeyy. (Pla (Plays ays Aug 14 at sundown in San Jose at Pedro a San P edro Square. Free. Part Square. Fr ee. P aart of the SStarlight tarlight Cinema series.)) (RvB) ( )

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THE SHA SHAWSHANK AWSHANK REDEMPTION REEDEMPTION (1994) This lif life-afďŹ rming e-afďŹ rm ming prison Morgan eeman the movie made Mor gan Fr FFreeman individual most trustworthy indi ividual on screen scr een ffor or the next 20 0 years. He plays the cellmate of TTim im Robbins, much-attacked the innocent, much-a attacked new corrupt rupt Maine ďŹ sh in a cor Maine prison in the emotionally effective, ective, 1940s. Quite emotiona ally eff thankss to classic old prison thank p movie cinematographer moods caught by cine ematographer

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SWEET S WEET AND A ND S SOUR OUR Queer-core band Sour Sourpatch rpatch plays twee-punk and em emphasizes mphasizes diversity diversity. y.

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ESPIITE N ESPITE NOT OT having a single sing le political song in theirr set, indie-punkers Sourpatch Sour rpatch is one of the most political p bands in That’s San JJose. ose. T hat’s because it isn’t the band’ss lyrics isn ’t just th he band’ matter, it’ss the band that matte err, it’ themselves, themselve s, and Sourpatch openly and d proudly represent the queer community—and c blast have a blas st doing it.

“Just “J ust b being eingg who yyou ou ar are, e, if it it’s ’s being trans being trans,, q queer queer,, just b by yb being eing yyourself, ourselff, if yyour o songs ha our have ave an anything ything to do with yyour o lif our life—which fe—which the they y usually do—you’ll do —you’ll b bee sp speaking eaking to someone who w who’s ’s lik likee yyou,” ou,” sa says ayys guitarist guit arist Chri Christine istine Kaloni T Tupou. upou. The memb members bers of Sourpatch,, who all ttake ake turnss singing singing,, and eeven ven

switching switching w instruments ar around, ound, wr write rite ultra-catchy which u ltra- catch hy ttwee-punk wee-punk songs whi ich tend bee ab about themselves te end to b out themselv es and whatever they’re through. w whate ver the y’re going thr ough. “They’re personal, “T They’re p ersonal,” drummer Rich h Gutierrez says, G Gutierr ez sa ays y , “I think a lot of our aree mostly dealing with ou ur songs ar h emotions. about heartbreak, motions i . It IIt’s ’s all ll ab bout hear h tbr b eak k k, em it’s being fucked up.. P People eo it t’s all about about b eing fuck ed up ople are theyy see who we ar re into it, but then the are, aree like, tune ar re, and ar like, ‘I’m more more in tun ne be.’” w this than I thought I would b with e.’” providing visibility In addition to pr oviding visibili itty for for o the queer and transgender makes ccommunities, o ommunities , Sourpatch mak es point queer-core ap oint to bring other queer - core bands from om out of town into ba ands fr San been scene Sa an JJose, ose, which had b een a sc ene seriously Bay se eriously lacking in the South Ba ay before took initiative. beffo ore Sourpatch to ok that initiat tive. In n fact,, the band even even created created a DIY D Thinking,, ffestival, e estival, , Think and Die Thinking goes w which go es into its third third year year this November, N ovember, with the mission of showcasing sh howcasing punk and indie bandss that th hat have haave members members that are are queer, queerr,

eople of transgender a p transgender,, women and/or people ccolor. olor. So far it’s it’s b een a big suc cess. been success. When Sourpatch b e egan six yyears ears began ago, group members weren’t ago g , the ggr oup p memb e wer ers en’t about any rreally eally thinking ab out an ny of these things.. The Theyy wer weren’t trying things en’t eeven ven tr ying to makee a “queer “queer-core” mak - core” band. b wasn’t intentional. People “It w asn’t intention nal. P eople do likee ‘‘this this whole band that, lik b is going bee nothing but p people to b eo ople of ccolor. olor.’ That’s fine.. I’m into th that. wasn’t That ’s fine hat. It w asn’t us.. W We’re friends. ffor or us o e’re just frien nds. It just happened bee that w way. happ ened to b ay. It was was vvery ery serendipitous, ser endipitous,” says saays y Gutierrez. Gu utierrez. Tupou guitarist Nicole T upou and guit aristt Nic ole Munoz started byy pla playing st arted out b ayyingg a handful of already written songs Munoz had alr e eady writ ten that were were inspired inspired by by the sugarysugary’90s Velocity ssweet weet ’9 0s bands V elo e ocity Girl, Rocketship Tiger Trap.. Gutierr Gutierrez R ocketship and T iger Trap ez and then Mander Farrell Farrrell later joined clicked. the band and eeverything verythiing just click ed. Theyy ne never weree mu much playing The ver wer uch ffor or o pla ayying clubs,, but inste instead bars or clubs ead opted ffor o or shows,, rrented basement shows enteed halls and shops. Gutierrez already ccoffee off ffee shops ffe h . Gutierr ez alr l eady d had h d drumming yyears ears of eexperience xperience dr umming in hardcore bands, har dcore and grind ba ands, and had under-the-radar put on ccountless ountless unde er-the-radar sincee he had b been punk rrock ock shows sinc een shows. old enough to go to sh hows. believer about “I am a firm b eliever e fforever orever ab o out DIY cultur culture. have friends over e. I ha ave fri iends all o ver

the world now now,, fr from playing om just pla ayying in basement, ment,” ,” Gutierrez Gutierrez says. saayys. the basem Touring helped T ouringg help o ed the band meet up, up, often, quite often n,, totally totally unintentionally, unintentionallyy, queer-core with a lot of queer - core bands in different diff ffeerent cities ccities.. These bands ttaught aught about them a lott ab out how other cities weree fostering scenes. wer foste o ering these kinds of sc enes. people “Seeing what p eople do in other towns,, it it’s towns ’s like, like, why wh hy can’t can’t we have haave You of get used to people this? Y o ou kind k people being pretty Not b eing pr ettty ignorant. N ot in a way, just people don’t bad w ay, ju ust p eople don ’tt know, know w,” Gutierrez Gutierr ez says. saayys. Sourpatch become moree Sourpat tch has also b ecome mor actively involved creating activ ely in nvolved with cr eating a spacee ffor diversity, spac or o toleranc ttolerancee and div ersity, they’re putting whether th hey’re put ting on shows basement in their ba asement or ccoffee off ffeee shops or wherever. they wher ever. When issues ccome ome up the y tryy and de deal tr eal with it in a cconstructive onstructive way, that people Oncee the they w ay, so tha at p eople learn. Onc y drunk start had a drun nk girl act up and st art “gay.” Theyy ask asked ccalling alling eeveryone ver e yone “ga gaay.” The ed leave, process they her to lea ave, but in the pr ocess the y whyy b behavior was eexplained xplained to her wh ehaavior v w as offensive. Theyy later sa saw off ffeensive. The T aw her on a different day diff ffeerent da d ay and she apologized. apologized. was like, “She w a lik as e, ‘do yyou ou rremember emember the kicked me? I’m th he girl who yyou ou kick ed out gay. ccause ause I said d eeveryone veryone is ga ay.’ She’s She’s like, like, say stupid drunk,’” ‘I sa ay stupi id things when I’m drunk,’ ’” says Tupou. sa ays y T upou u. was Think and a Die Thinking w as an attempt prepare moree at tempt to o actually pr epare a mor mission statement fformal o ormal mi ssion st atement ffor or the o space theyy w wanted create. kind of spa ace the anted a to cr eate. members it’s Sourpatch h memb ers think it ’s important provide imp ortantt to pr ovide eexamples, xamples, and ffor o or yyoung oung queer punks to see others likee thems themselves stage playing lik selves on st age pla ayying art. music and d making ar t. “For me, wanted “F or me e, I rreally eally w anted to go myy w way makee these eevents out of m ay to mak vents accessible people, people ac cessible to t a lot of p eople, p eople aree marginalized, who ar m ginalized, mar ginalized”” Gutierrez Gutierrez ssays. ays. it’s When it t’s time ffor o or Sourpatch to get on stage stagge and play plaay whatever whatever show they’re playing, political the y’re pla ayying, eeverything verything p olitical wayside. It’s about falls to thee w ayyside. It ’s just ab out enjoying enjo ying music m and singing songs from heart, it’s about fr om the hear h t, whether it ’s ab out having broken falling in lo llove ve or ha aving v a br oken heart. that’s about hear t. And d that ’s ab out the most political thing anyone do.. p olitical th hing an yone ccan an do

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ART AR RTBOUTIKI Fri,, 7:307:30-10:30pm: -10:30pm: 1 : Showtime att the Art Boutiki:: Comedy Variety Variety a $10.. Sat,, 7pm-11pm. 7pm--111pm.. San Jose.

Wed,, 7pm:: Club Fox Blues Jam: Wed, City. Aki KKumar. umar. 21+,, $5.. Redwood City y. Wed,, 5:30pm:Bands! Classic Wed, Rock Double Shot SSteel teel Horse.. as part of the Summer Music series. Sunnyvale.

THEHUDDLE Wed--Thu, Wed-Thu, T , Sun, Evening:: KKaraoke. araoke. Free. over.. Fri-Sat, Fr ee. 21 and over 9:30pm-1:30am: 9:30pm-11:30am:: Live bands. Free. over.. Fr Fremont. Fr ee. 21 and over emont.

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Fri,, 9pm:: Good Hustle.. $8.. Sat, Adultt Club.$5.. San Jose. 9pm:: Adul

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Wed,, 9:30pm:: DJ Rotation.. Fri, Wed, 9:30pm: The Gents.. Sat,, 9:30pm m The CCut ut LLoose. oose.. Sun 9:30pm:: RB3. RB33. Mon,, 9:30pm Jack Rip-Off Tue, Tue, u 9:30pm.. Karaoke Karaoke Tuesdays. Tuesdays. u . Call Call info. ampbell. ffor or inf o.. CCampbell.

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Wed,, 5:30pm-8:30pm:: Classic Wed, Rock Double Shot and SSteel teel Horse:: Music of Bon Jovi & OTR. OTR. Sunnyvale Summer Music & Market Series.. Sat,, Jazz and Beyond Series.. Sunnyvale.

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MARLINP PARK A ARK Fri,, 6pm-8pm:: Music on the SquareSquar e- Love Love Fool.. Sun,, 11am5pm-7pm: 1pm:: Kidchella.. Sun, 5pm-77pm: Shores. Sounds of the Shor es.. CCall all ffor or info. City. inf o.. Redwood City y.

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ANGELICA’S ANGELICA A’’SBIS BISTRO ST TR RO Wed, W ed,, 8pm:: Salsa Dancing. Thu, 8pm:: Idaho Muscle Band.. Fri, 8:30pm:: Mike Galisatus Big Shelf’s Band.. Sat,, 8:30pm: TTop oop Shelf ’s Ricardo Uptown.. Sun,, 7pm:: Ricar do Andrew Scales Tribute Trribute to Andr ew Lloyd Weber. City. W eber. Redwood City y.

ART AR RT TBOUTIKI BOUTIKI Every second Thu,, 7:30pm:: Jazz Warehouse Free; ee; W aarehouse Jazz Jam.. Fr donations rrequested. equested.. San Jose.

BILLLY BILLY’S Y’SBOS BOSTON STONCHO CHOWDER OW WDER HOUSE Sat,, 6Sat 6 6-9pm: 9pm:: Suska V Varda. ar a da. da LLos os Gatos.

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Thurr, 7:30pm:: Br Thur, Brandi andi CCarlile arlile $37.50-$62.50. $37 7..50-$62.50. 50 $62 50. Fri, F i, 5:30pm: 5 30 Foreigner. For eigner. $45-$95.. Sat,, 5:30: Chaser.. $35-$59.50. SStraight traight No Chaser Saratoga. Sar atoga.

Thu,, 6:30pm: The Hitmen.. Fr Free. ee. CCampbell ampbell

Sun,, 2:30pm:: Concerts in the Park “Retroo Rockets.”” Free. P ark - “Retr Free. Clara. Santa Clar a.

Wed, W ed,, 8pm:: Salsa. Thu,, 9pm: Vybez. Banda.. Sun:: Reggae V ybez. y San Jose.

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Wed, W ed, 7pmed, 7pm-10pm: -110pm:: Hot Fuse Band Band. d d. 8:30pm-12am: Thu,, 8:30pm-112am:: Out of the Rusty. Blue.. Fri,, 9pm-12am 9pm--112am Rusty y. Sun, 6pm-9pm: Ferrara. 6pm9pm:: Joe Fer rara.. LLos os Gatos.

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THEQU QUARTER AR RT TERNO NOTE OT TE Fri,, Evening:: Burn’n Burn’n V Vernon, ernon, e , Davis & Aftermath and Wicked Fools. $8.. Sat,, Evening:: Blackmast, Gypsy. info. Lipshok,, Gypsy y. $8.. CCall all ffor or inf o. Sunnyvale.

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RENAISSANCE MAN James Williamson took a three-decade break from music to work in software engineering.

Guitar Hero GUITARIST JAMES WILLIAMSON will deliver the keynote music address at the C2SV Technology Conference and Music Festival in Silicon Valley at noon on September 28 before he performs with Iggy and The Stooges at St. James Park later that evening. Williamson’s story is one of the more remarkable ones in the history of rock ’n’ roll. As member of Iggy and The Stooges in the 1970s, Williamson created punk rock’s signature guitar sound, then settled into a quiet career as a Silicon Valley engineering manager. After 30 years, he took an early retirement buyout offer as Sony’s Vice President of Technology Standards and rejoined the band. Completing a world tour that’s taken The Stooges from Australia to Europe, the legendary band will play the final show of its triumphant sweep on Williamson’s home turf in Silicon Valley. Williamson is an ideal icon for a conference and festival celebrating “Creative Convergence,” the fusion of information technology and the creative arts. At the keynote, Williamson will talk about his journey from juvenile delinquent and rock pioneer to mild mannered corporate executive, in which one of rock’s great guitarists was embedded, undetected, in a big consumer electronics company. Born in Texas and raised in Oklahoma and Detroit, Williamson first played music with Iggy Pop while in high school and joined The Stooges in 1970, but the band was a short-lived trainwreck of drug-fueled excess and commercial failure. Williamson’s jagged, loud, raunchy Detroit guitar sound inspired the punk rock movement that transformed rock music and continues to influence guitarists to this day. As the band disintegrated in the mid- and late-1970s, Williamson left the music world and earned an electrical engineering degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He worked for silicon chip maker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) from 1982 to 1997, then spent more than a decade as Sony’s Vice President of Technical Standards. Williamson warmed up for his return to the stage with the Careless Hearts, a San Jose band, at the Blank Club in 2009. He’s been touring the world with Iggy and The Stooges for four years now. Williamson’s keynote will be open to badge holders of the C2SV Technology Conference and VIP ticket holders for the Iggy and The Stooges concert later that day in St. James Park. The concert ticket is sold in combination with a wristband that enables concertgoers to experience three days of music at more than 12 venues in Downtown San Jose.—Dan Pulcran0 Tickets available at c2sv.com/tickets. Dan Pulcrano is the founder and organizer of the Creative Convergence Silicon Valley (C2SV) Technology Conference and Music Festival. Follow him at @Pulcrano.


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PUBLIC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #579956

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Be The Change Yoga & Wellness, 52 S. 1st Street, Suite 320, San Jose, CA, 95113, Michelle Linane, 1220 Vienna Dr., #555, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Michelle Linane This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 6/26/2013. (pub Metro 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/07/2013)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #580442

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: R & M Rentals, 22 S. Santa Cruz Avenue 2nd Flr, Los Gatos, CA, 95030, Ronald M Tate, 16679 Madrone Ave., Los Gatos, CA, 95030. This business is conducted by a individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 09/01/2002. /s/Ronald M. Tate This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 7/11/2013. (pub Metro 8/07, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28/2013)

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #581472

The following person(s) / entity (ies) has / have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s): HMC Productions, 359 Avenida Arboles, San Jose, CA, 95123, Helen M Camua. This business was conducted by an Individual. Filed in Santa Clara county on 2/08/2008. Under file no. 505265. /s/Helen M Camua This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 8/08/2013. (pub Metro 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/04/2013)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #581368

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as:

Petals and Peacocks, 2261 The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA, 95050, Petals and Peacocks LLC, 88 Bush St, Unit 1131, San Jose, CA, 95126. 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 5/17/2011. Refile of previous file #551635 with changes /s/Victoria Velazquez President #201211710110 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 8/05/2013. (pub Metro 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/04/2013)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #579958

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: The Frangos Team, 841 Blossom Hill Rd., #112, San Jose, CA, 95123, Jeannie Frangos, 423 Curie Dr., San Jose, CA, 95123, Pete Frangos. This business is conducted by a married couple. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 6/14/2013. /s/Jeannie Frangos/Pete Frangos This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 6/26/2013. (pub Metro 7/24, 7/31, 8/07, 8/15/2013)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #581399

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Chilly Dan’s, 355 Umbarger Rd., San Jose, CA, 95111, Danny Fowler. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 8/6/2013. /s/Danny Fowler This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 8/06/2013. (pub Metro 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/04/213)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #580748

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Second Hand Hustle, 855 South 5th Street, San Jose, CA, 95112, Jaypee Inguito, 5330 Monterey Hwy C-2, San Jose, CA, 95111. This business is conducted by an individual.

Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Jaypee Inguiton This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 7/18/2013. (pub Metro 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/04/2013)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #580797

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: DRG Recycling Inc., 215 Leo Ave., San Jose, CA, 95112. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Above entity was formed in the state of California Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Tri Luu CFO #3475697 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 7/19/2013. (pub Metro 8/07, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28/213)

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the authority of section 24049.5 of the Business and Professions Code, the State Board of Equalization will sell the following described liquor licenses, at public sale at 250 South Second St, San Jose, CA 95113 on August 20, 2011 at 11:00 AM. LIQUOR LICENSE NUMBER: 47-486118 LIQUOR LICENSE NUMBER: 47-373317 COUNTY IN WHICH ISSUED: Santa Clara TYPE OF LICENSE: Type 47 Said liquor license was seized by the State Board of Equalization to recover delinquent sales and use taxes, interest and penalties incurred by •Rahi Entertainment, LLC. TAX: $19,160.00; INTEREST: $1,546.35; PENALTIES: $3,832.00; COSTS: $3,722.00; TOTAL: $28,260.35 •Los Gatos Restaurants, Inc. TAX: $14,612.98; INTEREST: $4,143.49; PENALTIES: $2,349.72; COSTS: $4,469.00; TOTAL: $25,575.19 The license is to be sold to the highest bidder. The bidding process will be opened. Prospective bidders should refer to sections 701.510 to 701.680, inclusive, of the Code of Civil Procedure for the provisions governing the terms, conditions, and the effect of the sale and the liability of defaulting bidders. The bid must be in the name of the applicant(s) and cannot be in the name of the nominee. The transfer

of said license is contingent upon approval of the applicant by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in accordance with the law, rules, and regulations administered by that department. The successful buyer, within 48 hours of the sale, excluding weekends and holidays, will e required to open an escrow account with a Board of Equalization approved escrow company, deposit in escrow, in lawful money of the United States of America, an amount representing the full sale price of the license and, within 30 days of the date escrow is opened, apply for the transfer of the license and pay transfer fees to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Applicant must receive Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control approval within 75 days from the date of the application and the escrow must close within 120 days of opening, otherwise, the sale may be cancelled. Buyer is to pay all escrow fees. MINIMUM OPENING BID FOR EACH IS: $11,000.00 The licensee may redeem the license at any time prior to the date of the sale by conforming to the requirements for reinstatement of a license pursuant to sections 24048.0 or 24048.3, Business and Professions Code. For additional information, contact Elizabeth Nguyen at 408938-7782 or Jared Riedel at 408-938-7781.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #581255

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Beija Flor Cafe, 19622 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA, 95014, 2. Beija Flor Coffee & Wine, Young Joo Seung, 700 Agnew Road, Apt 424, Santa Clara, CA, 95054. This business is conducted by a individaul. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 7/31/2013. Refile of previous file #575924 due to publication requirement not met on previous filing. /s/Young Joo Seung This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 7/31/2013. (pub Metro 8/07, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28/2013)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #580891

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Queen of Hearts Boutique, 7433 Monterey Street,

Gilroy, CA, 95020, Elsa Quintanilla LeDon, 8420 Wayland Lane, Gilroy, CA, 95020. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Elsa Quintanilla LeDon This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 7/23/2013. (pub Metro 8/07, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28/2013)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #581143

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: HC Dental, 2593 S. King Rd., Suite #9, San Jose, CA, 95122, Javier Guizar-Alvarez, 4144 Arezzo Point Ct., San Jose, CA, 95148. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Javier Guizar-Alvarez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 7/29/2013. (pub Metro 8/07, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28/2013)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #580914

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Smart Steps Tutoring, 855 El Camino Real, Ste 13A395, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, Staricase Books, Inc. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Above entity was formed in the state of California Registrant has not yet

begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Dorothy Glusker Co-President #3567189 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 7/24/2013. (pub Metro 8/07, 8/17, 8/21, 8/28/2013)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #580962

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Exceptional Cleaning Services, 123 Flintwell Ct., San Jose, CA, 95138, Tanisha Butler. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 7/25/2013. Refile of previous file #579453 due to publication requirement not met on previous filing. /s/Tanisha Butler This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 7/25/2013. (pub Metro 7/31, 8/07, 8/14, 8/21/2013)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #581025

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BC Exports, 246 Cresta Vista Way, San Jose, CA, 95119, Benjamin Corrales. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 7/15/2013. /s/Benjamin Corrales

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Morgan Hill Life, 16360 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill, CA, 95037, Life Media Group LLC, 16360 Monterey Road, Suite 240-B, Morgan Hill, CA, 95037. 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 5/01/2013. /s/Martin Cheek President #201308010447 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 5/01/2013. (pub Metro 5/31, 8/07, 8/14, 8/21/2013)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #580728

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Calitaly Stone, 1720 Rogers Ave., San Jose, CA, 95112, Roxana Sarji, 6683 Elwood, San Jose, CA, 95120. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Roxana Sarji This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Quik Enterprises, 2729 Suisun Avenue, San Jose, CA, 95121, Roop C. Walia, Sachin Walia, Reema Walia, 1612 Hermocilla Way, San Jose, CA, 95116. This business is conducted by a general partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 07/01/2013. /s/Roop S. Walia This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 7/15/2013. (pub Metro 7/24, 7/31, 8/07, 8/14/2013)

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Normally, International

CAPS LOCK DAY happens only once a year, on June 28. But in alignment with your current astrological omens, you have been granted the right to observe the next seven days as your own personal International CAPS LOCK DAYS. That means you will probably be forgiven and tolerated if use OVERHEATED ORATORY and leap to THUNDEROUS CONCLUSIONS and engage in MELODRAMATIC GESTURES. You may even be thanked— although it’s important to note that the gratitude you receive may only come later, AFTER THE DUST HAS SETTLED.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): William Turner was a 19thcentury English landscape painter born under the sign of Taurus. His aim was not to capture scenes in realistic detail but rather to convey the emotional impact they made on him. He testified that on one occasion he had himself tied to the mast of a ship during a snowstorm so that he could experience its full effects firsthand. The result was “Snow Storm—Steam-Boat off a Harbor’s Mouth,” a painting composed mostly of tempestuous swirls. What would be the equivalent for you, Taurus? I’m trying to think of a way you could be perfectly safe as you treated yourself to an up-close encounter with elemental energies. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Some years back, the Greek

government launched a huge anti-smoking campaign. In response, cigarette sales spiked dramatically. When my daughter was 6 years old, I initiated a crusade to ban Barbie dolls from our home forever. Soon she was ripping out pictures of the accursed anti-feminist icon from toy catalogs and leaving them on my desk. With these events in mind, I’m feeling cautious about trying to talk you into formulating a five-year master plan. Maybe instead I should encourage you to think small and obsess on transitory wishes.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): “Wings are a constraint

that makes it possible to fly,” the Canadian poet Robert Bringhurst reminds us. That will be a good principle for you to keep in mind during your own adventures during the coming weeks. I suspect that any liberation you are able to achieve will come as the result of intense discipline. To the degree that you cultivate the very finest limitations, you will earn the right and the power to transcend inhibitions that have been holding you down.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” When I came across that quote while surfing the Web, I felt that it jibed perfectly with the astrological omens that are currently in play for you. Every website I consulted agreed that the speaker of this wisdom was Socrates, but I thought the language sounded too contemporary to have been uttered by a Greek philosopher who died 2,400 years ago. After a bit of research, I found the real source: a character named Socrates in Way of the Peaceful Warrior, a New Age self-help book by Dan Millman. I hope this doesn’t dilute the impact of the quote for you, Leo. For now, it is crucial that you not get bogged down in quarreling and brawling. You need to devote all your energy to creating the future.

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Do you know that you are a host for more than 10,000 different species of microorganisms? Many of them are bacteria that perform functions essential to your health. So the stunning fact of the matter is that a large number of life forms share your body and constantly help you in ways about which you have no conscious awareness. Might there be other examples of you collecting benefits from unknown sources? Well, do you know who is responsible for providing you with the water and electricity you use? Who sewed your clothes and made your medicine? Who built the roads and buildings you use? This is an excellent time to take inventory of all the assistance, much of it anonymous, that you are so fortunate to receive. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): More often than not, your

fine mind does a competent job of defining the problems that need solving. It comes up with concise questions that lead you in the right direction to find useful clues. It gathers evidence crisply and it makes smart adjustments as the situation evolves. But after studying the astrological factors currently at work, I’m a little

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concerned that your usually fine mind might temporarily be prone to suffering from the dreaded malady known as paralysis through over-analysis. To steer yourself away from that possibility, keep checking in with your body and your feelings to see what alternate truths they may have to tell you

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): By the standards of

people who don’t know you well, the triumph you achieve in the coming days might seem modest. But I think it will actually be pretty dramatic. Here’s my only concern: There’s a slight danger you will get grandiose or even a bit arrogant in the aftermath of your victory. You could also get peeved at those who don’t see it for the major achievement it is. Now that I’ve given you this warning, though, I’m hoping you will avoid that fate. Instead you will celebrate your win with humble grace, feeling gratitude for all the help you got long the way.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.” So said French writer André Breton. I suspect that many of us feel the same way, which is kind of depressing. But the good news for you, Sagittarius, is that there will be times in the coming months when you will get as close to naming that mysterious thing as you have ever gotten. On more than a few occasions, you may be able to get a clear glimpse of its true nature. Now and then you might even be fully united with it. One of those moments could come soon. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The Paris Review did

a story on novelist William Gass. The interviewer asked him why he wrote his books. That was “a very dumb question,” he sneered. Nevertheless, he answered it, saying, “I write because I hate. A lot. Hard.” In other words, his primary motivations for expressing himself creatively were loathing, malice, and hostility. I beg you not to use him as your role model, Capricorn. Not now. Not ever. But especially now. It is essential to your longterm health and wealth that you not be driven by hate in the coming weeks. Just the opposite, in fact: The more you are driven by love and generosity, the better chance you will have of launching a lucky streak that will last quite a while.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Until we have seen someone’s darkness, we don’t really know who they are,” said author Marianne Williamson. “Until we have forgiven someone’s darkness, we don’t really know what love is.” Your assignment, Aquarius, is to seek out the deepest possible understanding of these truths. To do that, you will have to identify the unripe, shadowy qualities of the people who are most important to you. And then you will have to find it in your smart heart to love them for their unripe, shadowy qualities almost as much as you do for their shiny, beautiful qualities. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Aldous Huxley was the renowned 20th-century intellectual who wrote the book Brave New World, a dystopian vision of the future. Later in his life he came to regret one thing: how “preposterously serious” he had been when he was younger. “There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet,” he ruminated, “trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly, my darling . . . Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply.” I would love for you to put this counsel at the top of your priority list for the next ten months, darling Pisces. Maybe even write it out on a piece of paper and tape it to your bathroom mirror. Homework: Is there an area of your life where your effects are different from your intentions? Testify at Freewillastrology.com. Go to REALASTROLOGY.COM to check out Rob Brezsny’s Expanded Weekly Audio Horoscopes and Daily Text Message Horoscopes. Audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1-877-873-4888 or 1-900-950-7700


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