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4Cs Freaking Out For an agency in charge of $40 million a year in taxpayer money, the Community Child Care Council of Santa Clara County has been awfully cagey. The 44-year-old nonprofit, helmed by FRED VILLASEÑOR and dubbed the 4Cs Council for short, is tasked with providing subsidized childcare to poor families. But there’s concern about the agency’s financial stewardship and labor practices, which Metro highlighted in a report last month. There’s also the fact that BEN MENOR, president of its board of directors, has a sketchy record when it comes to handling public money. Many of the allegations against 4Cs surfaced over the course of contentious labor negotiations that have dragged on through 15 months and a litany of litigators. Since Metro’s report, They Villaseñor swapped Did lawyer number four, What? JAMES HENDRICKS JR., for lawyer number five, SEND TIPS TO ALLYSON HAUCK. The FLY@ METRONEWS. 4Cs Council has also COM canned a supervisor for refusing to discipline a staffer who spoke to the press. Others have been written up for walking in only minutes late in the morning or from lunch, sources tell Fly. One got a warning for coming back too early from a break. “They’re on us for every little thing,” says an employee, who spoke to Fly on the condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation. Workers who unionized in July 2015 say management has tried to cut corners by relying on temps who don’t qualify for benefits. Meanwhile, folks in the know say that Villaseñor has been ducking calls from elected leaders looking for answers—namely Sen. JIM BEALL and state Superintendent of Public Instruction TOM TORLAKSON, or apparatchiks thereof. Local officials have apparently had no better luck. “We don’t have the authority to force an audit,” County Executive JEFF SMITH tells Fly. “So there’s been some lobbying to have the state do it.”

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“It felt like another step in my growth,” says Gaxiola, 39, who put an oval “I voted” sticker on his hand and another on his car window that day. “I had earned the right to vote again.” Last month, California hit a record of more than 18.2 million registered voters. That’s 75 percent of the state’s eligible voters—the highest rate in a presidential election year since 1996. “This is a major milestone,” California’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla said in announcing the tally. Among the burgeoning electorate are ex-cons like Gaxiola, as well as a growing number of people still behind bars. That includes 500 inmates in Santa Clara County alone. But recent litigation and a new state law stand to drive that figure up in the near future. In California, state prisoners cannot vote. Not so for people in local jails, where the rules became somewhat ambiguous after reforms pushed thousands of felony inmates from state to county custody in 2011. A

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in the decades since brought the disenfranchised population to 3.3 million in 1996 and 5.9 million in 2010. Today, a record 6.1 million Americans cannot vote because of criminal record, according to The Sentencing Project. About 75 percent of them aren’t even in jail or prison and about half have completed their sentence. Disenfranchisement laws range in severity by state. Only in Maine and Vermont have felons never been denied the right to vote. “By and large, laws get made by people who aren’t directly impacted by them,” says Endria Richardson, policy director of the Bay Areabased Legal Services for Prisoners with Children. “Expanding people’s access to voting is a first step towards changing that.” Because ethnic minorities are viewed as more likely to vote Democratic than Republican, debate about welcoming convicts back to the electorate has largely fallen along partisan lines. According to data from the National Conference of State Legislators, bills that would make it easier for felons to vote almost invariably die in Republican-controlled legislatures. There’s a dearth of research on voting patterns among convicts, but a survey of Los Angeles County inmates in 2012 found that nearly half of the 1,300 voting inmates registered Republican. Though Santa Clara County keeps stats on the 500 or so inmates registered to vote, officials did not provide a breakdown by party preference or other demographic data. Neither could the county Registrar of Voters (ROV). “We just don’t keep stats on that,” ROV spokeswoman Anita Torres says.“That would be really interesting to know.” Growing the locked-up electorate in this county has taken on a great urgency in the wake of an inmate’s fatal beating by three jail guards last year. But the conversation about how to overhaul the county’s beleaguered jails has inspired more inmates and ex-offenders to become politically engaged, Gaxiola says. After all, most offenders—95 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics—will eventually walk free. “That’s the reality,” he says. “If you want them to re-enter society successfully, you have to make them a part of it. Life isn’t over when you become an offender.”


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Moving Forward: Vote ‘Yes’ on Measure B BY SILICON VALLEY NEWSROOM Autonomous vehicles, high-speed rail and perhaps even Elon Musk’s vaunted Hyperloop reside on the transportation horizon. But we aren’t there yet, and anyone who wants to sit in traffic for the next 20 years can take a hike. The best way to bridge the gap between the promise of tomorrow’s innovation and today’s commuter crunch is to vote “yes” on Measure B. The countywide ballot measure, spearheaded by the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino, would benefit the region’s 15 cities and 1.9 million residents in the immediate—one in every $5 goes to fixing potholes— while also laying down a track for the near future. BART plays a significant role in Measure B’s plans, as it will extend tracks from Berryessa in North San Jose through the core of downtown to Diridon Station. In just several years, the estimated time to get

from San Jose to San Francisco on a BART train will take all of 61 minutes. BART currently provides 440,000 weekday passenger trips, and Measure B would add a projected 90,000 trips to this number. More than two out of three of these riders will reportedly eschew driving their cars, significantly reducing the number of cars on the road (and, by extension, potholes). Electrification of Caltrain would also start in 2020, taking a weekday ridership of roughly 65,000 to an estimated 110,000. Combined, these efforts could transform Diridon into the region’s premier transportation hub, greatly benefitting residents and South Bay businesses. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo argues that there is “no more certain way of getting cranes in the air and getting feet on the sidewalk without getting BART here.” He adds, “When people know BART is funded and under construction, they’re going to see a second boom of

development in downtown, and it will be much larger than what we see today.” San Jose certainly has much to gain, but areas like South County, Santa Clara and corridors up and down the peninsula are likely to see the most benefits from Measure B’s passage. The measure intends to fix 24 key interchanges on all seven highways running through the county. Best of all, and consequently the greatest challenge for Measure B, is that it is a specific-use tax, so the threshold for passage requires more than twothirds approval. Guardino says this was done intentionally. “We would rather have the harder threshold,” he says, “because it’s the only way you have accountability and assuredness on how tax dollars are spent.” Opponents will cite shortcomings but lack alternatives. Voters should take comfort in the fact that VTA would oversee the appointment of a citizen watchdog committee.

Nearly 500 officers have resigned or retired from San Jose’s police department since 2012. With more than 200 vacancies and a backlog of assignments stretching mandatory overtime to unsustainable levels, SJPD has given up investigating all but the most serious crimes. The department is so desperate for new officers it recently sent 11 cops to Hawaii on a $50,000 recruiting trip that was destined to fail. The lieutenant in charge of the trip admitted in an interview with Metro, “We’re willing to try anything right now.” San Jose residents need to do one thing to help alleviate some of these issues, and that’s vote “yes” on Measure F. The hope is this measure will allow the city to finally move past the acrimony of 2012’s controversial Measure B pension reforms. At that time, previous Mayor Chuck Reed was in office and negotiations between the city and its unions were stagnant. The city’s unfunded liability for pension benefits was ballooning out of control and Measure B presented an opportunity to correct course. It apparently went too far. Since that time there have been minor tweaks to ensure police officers are properly covered for disability, and a second tier of benefits was created for new hires. But the approval of Measure B changed the game so that voters must approve any new changes to the city’s charter. Nearly every elected official and civil service employee at City Hall wants to see Measure F pass, and Police Chief Eddie Garcia has argued it is the only way for him to rebuild the ranks and improve morale. Failure to do so will only lead to more officer departures and keep the department uncompetitive as an employer. Vote “yes” on Measure F and the city can begin to focus on the future, rather than the past. —Silicon Valley Newsroom


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WHO YOU CALLING CHICKEN? The Bywater dipped its toe in the on-demand delivery waters by offering its fried chicken on DoorDash.

Deliverance The days of only having delivery options of Chinese food and pizza are long gone, and restaurants and customers are better for it—for now BY NGOC NGO

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HEF DAVID KINCH has spearheaded one of the most successful restaurants in the world in his 3 Michelin Star restaurant Manresa in Los Gatos, so the idea of customers walking up to a hostess stand, perusing the menu and ordering takeout would seem more than a bit presumptuous. Once-in-a-lifetime fine dining experiences don’t exactly do to-go. But Kinch has an impressive array of less expensive restaurants that cater to a more economically eclectic crowd. His fame— and undeniably inventive, delicious cuisine—has been enough to keep the 60 or so seats of his latest venture, The Bywater, filled during dinner service seven days a week.

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Despite the apparent rush of customers to the New Orleansinspired eatery, also located in Los Gatos, The Bywater decided this year to partner with Doordash, the on-demand delivery app that now shuttles food from restaurants to virtually any doorstep. In downtown San Jose alone, one can pick from nearly 700 different restaurants as diverse as ?????—a far cry from the few options of pizza and Chinese from just a few years ago.

For now, The Bywater offers just one item: delectable fried chicken. Andrew Burnham, managing partner of the restaurant, says the restaurant’s limited seating capacity from 1pm to 7pm each day has inhibited his ability to scale service during peak hours, so adding delivery was important to remain competitive in the industry—even for a David Kinch restaurant. “When people dine at The Bywater, they are coming for

the experience of New Orleans,” Burnham says. “For mid-market restaurants, customers want experienced-based dining. Delivery may be more important for restaurants with sustenance-based dining models.” Saying that, Burnham is open to trying additional delivery services. Jeremy Morgan, CEO of Tava Kitchen, which focuses on ?????, uses online delivery as an advertising vehicle to reach new customers.

Morgan’s restaurant has three Bay Area locations—Alameda, San Francisco and Palo Alto—that operate on a create-your-own-menu concept. It can be tough to get people through the door of a new spot, so Tava Kitchen has tried to get people interested by browsing through the app. But even within the Bay Area, Morgan says, the different regions prefer different apps.

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‘There is going to be a winner and I’m not smart enough to know who it’s going to be’ tablet to manage orders from each of the platforms. “There is going to be a winner and I’m not smart enough to know who it’s going to be,” Morgan says. “Amazon has started online delivery and I’m not going to bet against Jeff Bezos when it comes to same-day delivery. Travis [Kalanick, CEO of Uber] also makes smart moves. I don’t know who the winner will be and I don’t want to miss out on a chance to partner.” The possibility of industry consolidation is not lost on Ryan Broderick, head of merchant operations for DoorDash. He remains optimistic that DoorDash will prevail, however, by focusing on the number of quality offerings. “If we don’t have the right merchants, no one would order,” Broderick says. “It’s our competitive

advantage. We have a large selection of merchants.” A clamor to differentiate is reverberating through the industry, leaving consumers to reap the benefits. Different restaurants appear on each app. Deals and promotions, different delivery zones and delivery fees depend on the service. Konjoe Burger in downtown San Jose uses Caviar, UberEats, DoorDash and Square, but kitchen manager Jagar Norman prefers UberEats for its ease of use. “When I first signed up they gave me bags, and they have an easy merchant interface that allows me to change menu items and track the order as it’s being delivered,” Norman says. As a relatively new player, Caviar sends a photographer to each merchant to take photos of the dishes in an attempt to brand their online menu with a specific look. They also made a smart move earlier this year by partnering with the first San Jose location of The Halal Guys, before the grand opening, generating buzz for both partners. Burnham, of The Bywater, wanted to partner with one service to keep things simple, and choosing DoorDash was a fairly easy decision. “We already know of them,” he says. “They are established in this area. We use them personally. I wouldn’t use a service for my business that I wouldn’t use for my personal life.” For consumers and merchants, each app offers slight differences that are nice to have but don’t seem to give one app a clear competitive edge over another. The ease for consumers in picking and choosing orders doesn’t always trickle down to the restaurants, however. Merchants have gripes that vary across platforms. Jay Garcia, a manager at SimpleViet, says it can be difficult to schedule in-person orders when when online orders come in during peak hours. Employee Kevin Nguyen, adds: “The app itself is sometimes not organized. [Orders] are not specified, so I have to call the customer. Or if ingredients run out at night, I have to call the customer

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“In the East Bay, Caviar drives the most delivery sales; in San Francisco it’s UberEats and Eat24; and in the South Bay it’s DoorDash,” Morgan says, adding that this could be “because each service has an established market where it was founded.” Unlike The Bywater, which has listed just one entrée on one app, Tava Kitchen is listed on six different delivery services. But geography isn’t the only reason why Morgan has Tava’s menu on six different platforms and dedicates a specific


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HEEL-TOE EXPRESS DoorDash delivery people have become as ubiquitous in the South Bay as Uber and Lyft drivers.

and ask them to make a different selection.” Konjoe Burger can relate to this challenge. Norman, the kitchen manager, calls it “order at will” when online orders pop up and add to the wait time for walk-in orders. Adding to the frustration, drivers can arrive late for pick-up orders, leaving food to go cold. Mohammad Kabirjuyan, manager at Grab-A-Pita, says he has had this problem with Grubhub. “I prefer DoorDash, because they are faster and more effective,” Kabirjuyan says.

He hopes the on-demand delivery services hire more drivers, but he has no plans to opt out. Much like the slight advantages of using one app over another, many restaurants feel the benefits outweigh the cost of going it alone. While the online delivery market has experienced explosive growth, how much it’s grown is unclear. Most of the merchants interviewed for this story say the delivery business is a small portion of their sales, and walk-ins still pay most of the bills. For this reason, most use

multiple delivery partners since there is no cost to on-board and a small effect to sales. Morgan, who spent his career with the national burger chain Smashburger before opening Tava Kitchen, thinks whoever is going to win will need to partner with large chains that aren’t using multiple apps. “These services are not expanding the pie,” he says. “The market for dining out is affected by the economy. Online delivery needs to take away from in-store dining in order to grow. I expect to see

restaurants change their business models in the future.” This could mean restaurants will stop offering as much seating, or go to smaller dining rooms. Apps that integrate with existing point-of-sale systems will help owners better manage their bookkeeping. Even though customers and merchants alike have their favorite apps, the battlefield remains crowded and the food fight has just begun.

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Aqui is a staple for any night out in Willow Glen, which is perhaps why the famous Swirl and Industrial Strength Margarita are made in bulk. (Warning: We recommend sticking to one if drinks will be served with dinner.) A quick stroll down Lincoln Avenue leads to the Black Sheep Brasserie, Metro’s most recent Best New Restaurant winner. A night in Willow Glen is not complete without a stop at the hottest new dessert trend that’s part-treat, partart: Icicles.

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With more than 200 types of wine to choose from, starting the night off at Enoteca La Storia is sure to impress—unless you don’t know your pronunciations. Then we suggest playing it cool and sticking with helpful staff suggestions. After a glass, head over to Oak and Rye to continue the Italian theme with their creative pizzas—the Scotty 2 Hottie (crushed tomato,

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Craving a cold one for date night? Head out to Rock Bottom Brewery in the Pruneyard for a choice of award-winning brews including the Bottom’s Up Kolsch, only available for a limited time. What goes better with beer than bacon? Nothing. Start off dinner at Orchard City Kitchen with the addictive Triple B—biscuits, bacon and honey butter—and sample as many shareable plates as possible before finishing up at Sugar Butter Flour.

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HEATING UP Icicles pulls out the stops for their ice cream treats. stone-ground mustard. But resist the urge to polish it off because the dinners at Mission City Grill come hearty and hale, including prime rib on the weekends. By the time it’s time for dessert, there’s only room for a bite or two, so finish the night off with a puff pastry from Copenhagen Crown Bakery.

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El Camino Real offers a wild time by starting at The Patio Bar, a laidback dive with, as the name implies, plenty of outdoor seating. Known for its stiff cocktails, keep things casual but delicious with dinner at House of Pho. The eponymous broth, fried chicken and rice plates don’t disappoint. For dessert, head over to Cocohodo to sample its signature walnut pastry (ho do gwa ja) along with a sweet-and-steamy green tea latte. A mug of sea salt coffee can also provide a little pickme-up before the drive home.

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If there’s time to kill before a dinner reservation, pass the time with a

proper wine tasting at Uncorked, whose friendly staff guides customers through the store’s global wine selection. Nothing goes better with a bold red than traditional Italian fare, and East Coast Alice guests have their pick of a culinary repertoire that includes gooey Burrata, panfried veal parmesan, house-made gnocchi and thin-crust pizzas. Try and hold off on dessert until nearby Café Pink House, where the night can end with panna cotta or creme brulee while listening to live jazz.

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The corner of Villa and Castro streets provides an anchor for this night. Start with Stein’s, whose impressive beer list features 31 craft and import beers from around the globe, including 16 house staples and 15 rotating taps. A must-try for the future is Firestone Walker Opal. Pokeworks takes an elegant twist on the poke trend, as craft bowls are filled with the typical assortment of ahi tuna and salmon along with unique options such as wasabi shrimp and scallops, and sweet chili tofu. Alexander’s Patisserie offers a variety of sweet endings for any night, but look out for their 15 macaron flavors.

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OS ALTOS’ NEWEST bakery, Manresa Bread, arrived downtown this summer as the second brick-and-mortar bake shop from the Anthony Bourdainapproved, three-Michelinstarred restaurant.

Born out of a partnership between famed Manresa chef David Kinch and French Culinary Institute-trained baker Avery Ruzicka, Manresa Bread’s impressive menu of small batch, handcrafted French pastries and breads live

up to its namesake’s worldrenowned reputation of excellence in craft, visual appeal and—most importantly—taste. While Los Gatos’ Manresa Bread is tucked away at the far end of North Santa Cruz Avenue in a quaint cottage-styled building, the Los Altos location features an impressive floorto-ceiling glass entry way that makes the bakery’s minimalistic, modern design the focal point of downtown Los Altos’ State Street. I was welcomed by an extensive display of golden-brown croissants, seed-studded loaves of bread and

carefully decorated puff pastries upon entering Manresa’s Los Altos location, which also serves a range of Verve espresso drinks, teas and kombucha. This location features a self-serve shelf of daily breads near the front window, unlike the Los Gatos store that displays all goods behind a counter. This makes eyeing your favorite variety fairly easy from the street and prevents unnecessary foot traffic if certain breads are sold out. I opted for the classic almond croissant ($5) and monkey bread ($4), both of which were phenomenal. The croissant had a flakey, buttery exterior

with distinct layers of lamination in the puff pastry, and a rich but delicately balanced almond filling that was nutty and not too sweet. The monkey bread was expertly baked with just the right amount of cinnamon, and an almost chewy bottom crust that was caramelized with molasses. I decided to go all-out at the Los Gatos location, which now has an espresso bar and indoor seating, and try the range of breads and baked goods still available around noon on a Saturday. While I didn’t get a chance to sample the full espresso bar—Aevan Balan joined the team as lead barista— the location had Verve nitro-charged cold brews ($5) that are pumped with nitrogen gas. The taste is beer-like, lightly carbonated with a creamy feel. On the sweet side, I tried: a whole wheat chocolate chip cookie ($4), which was chewy and packed full of chocolate chunks; the gluten-free pistachio blackberry cake ($4), a delicate and light treat that balanced

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its sweetness out with fresh, tart blueberries; the pain au chocolat ($5), a sublime, melt-in-your-mouth take on the classic; and the kouign amann ($5), the crown jewel of Manresa’s list of skillfully crafted pastries. Made by folding together dough between alternating layers of butter and sugar, this delectable treat is incredibly flakey and light on the outside with a chewy, caramelized interior. Manresa’s breads are also top-notch—do not overlook their sunflower seed and apricot loaf ($8), which was loaded with chunks of dried apricots, and the classic sourdough levain ($8), which paired beautifully with butter and jam. While on the more expensive side, Manresa Bread’s goods are well worth their price in butter. In terms of consistency and taste, both locations

deliver flawlessly. For ambiance, Los Altos’ newer location makes for an excellent spot to sit outside with a kouign amann and coffee, while the recently updated Los Gatos location now has 200 more square feet to enjoy before or after strolling the street and neighboring shops. Pro tip: Manresa’s most popular treats tend to sell out early in the morning, so make sure to get there early when craving a specific snack.

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thanks in part to the addition of goat gouda to the base of mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. With a decent amount of green and yellow squash, baby spinach, kalamata olives, sliced red onion, roasted red pepper and gremolata on top, a slice or two was satisfying and filling. The good news is that Zume has made ordering easy with its no-fuss, minimal frills business model. From the streamlined online and in-app ordering process to the real-time order tracking and personalized text updates—and not to forget the free delivery, no-tip policy—Zume makes eating pizza easier than it already was. The bad news is that pizzas, for now, are only being delivered in Mountain View. But with delivery service rolling out across the Bay Area in the near future, farm-torobot-to-table pizza should be zooming into a neighborhood near you soon. —Avi Salem

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HE BEGINNING OF autumn is arguably the most creative time of year. A fervor spreads as we prepare to honor things popular and anachronistic by creating costumes as sexy zombie versions of those we cherish and hate.

I felt this rustling of excitement as I repaired a pair of fishnet stockings, which tie together suggestions of sophistication and arousal. I’ll be committed to my Elizabeth Warren costume the entire week of Halloween. Mr. Harada toiled diligently as well. He will be

celebrating as a very naughty, zombie Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement, complete with a suggestive representation of the Mariana Trench. Alas, the moment of Hallow’s Ween was still a few weeks away, and we wished to be enveloped in the five muses: creativity, imagination, tradition, class and libation. Luckily for us, the five aforementioned points converge on a daily basis in San Jose at none other than Five Points, downtown San Jose’s newest craft cocktail lounge. Mr. Harada and I mounted our tandem Big Wheel and pedaled toward Santa Clara Street and Almaden. Two miles and an hour later, we stood in

front of the Five Points. In honor of the venue, and in keeping with our dedication to historical accuracy, I dressed as Daniel Day-Lewis’ infamous Gangs of New York character Bill the Butcher, while Mr. Harada modeled a faithful depiction of a cobblestone street where director Martin Scorsese once planted his camera to capture history as it happened. Indeed, the Five Points pays tribute to the fabled meeting point of New York City’s five boroughs. The saloon is spacious, clean, refined and well thought out. While the wooden decor is splendid, achieving a rare balance between intimacy and open space, Mr. Harada and I were most delighted by the cocktail selection.

Mr. Harada and I sat at the bar and scanned the cocktail menu (all $12) like 19th-century street urchins gazing through the window of a meat market. The “Paradise Square” immediately called my name. Polish bison vodka with pineapple and egg whites are ingredients for the refined drinker. As disparate as they may seem, it’s a worldly blend that satisfies completely. Being a man of the street, Mr. Harada ordered the “Baxter Street Dude.” It did not disappoint. A bitey front with a floral, Caribbean vibe, the drink pays homage to a century of oceanic discovery, and the promise of a new era. Drinks at Five Points are well designed, just like the space. There are few distractions outside of the people and inventive pours. The cocktail lounge is new, but it holds onto the tradition of what a bar should always aspire to be: a comfortable place for libation and conversation.

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Wed, 12pm, Free MACLA, San Jose

Thu, 5pm, $40-$80 Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga

Fri, 8pm, $29-$75 California Theatre, San Jose

Fri, 8pm, $20-$25 The Ritz, San Jose

Fri, 8pm, $35-$83 Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto

Opened at the beginning of September, “Pattern Recognition” explores the evolving Latino identity in the United States. The exhibit features new and recent paintings, drawings, sculptures and mixed media works from three artists—Linda Vallejo, Adrian Esparza and Aaron De La Cruz. Vallejo’s “Brown Dot Project” uses data collected from the 2010 U.S. Census to provide snapshots of Latin American communities. Esparza plays with the concept of identity—demonstrating that it is both durable and frail—with unwoven sarape shawls. Taking the lengthy, multi-colored string, Esparza traces engrossing geometric patterns on the walls of the MACLA gallery. (NV)

No other star-crossed love affair has been retold and reinterpreted as often as Romeo and Juliet. In an effort to add to the experience of this romantic and bloodstained story, the Montalvo Arts Center is hosting a new production of the Bard’s tragedy, which allows audience members to walk in the footsteps of his wellknown characters of fair Verona. This immersive event drops the audience in the middle of the action as the Montagues and Capulets clash swords, recite the infamous vows and meet their demise in this siteintegrated production. (JT)

The sjDANCEco’s season-opening program will feature four new performances, including a three-way collaboration among Maria Basile, artistic director of sjDANCEco; Karen Gabay, long-time principal dancer for Ballet San Jose; and Rasika Kumar, an artistic associate with Abhinaya Dance Company. Incorporating movement motifs and thematic material from each choreographer, Goddesses and… will weave three disparate styles of dance—modern, ballet and the traditional Indian form known as Bharatanatyam—into a cohesive whole, as dancers move to music by Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass from their collaborative chamber music album, Passages. (NV)

Formed in 2003 by two L.A.based DJs, She Wants Revenge scored a major hit in 2006 with “Tear You Apart,” from their selftitled debut LP. Fans of American Horror Story may recognize the song from the soundtrack to the show’s fifth season, Hotel. Like so many of their dance-punk contemporaries—The Bravery, Interpol, Franz Ferdinand—the SoCal duo drew inspiration from Joy Division, Depeche Mode and other new wave and post punk acts of the late ’70s and early ’80s. It’s been 10 years since Justin Warfield and Adam Bravin’s breakout single and the group is on tour to celebrate. (JT)

One of the most frequently performed operas of all time, this comedic tale was birthed in a collaboration between Mozart and famed librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. A sequel of sorts, The Marriage of Figaro picks up where The Barber of Seville leaves off—recounting a single day in the palace of Count Almaviva. The lascivious old Count is attempting to woo the young bride-to-be of his head servant, Figaro. Of course, Figaro and his fiancee, Susanna, aren’t having it, and they conspire to humiliate the count, expose his scheming, and help him reconnect with his wife, the countess. Hilarity ensues. (NV)


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ROMEO AND JULIET

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Oct 17 at SAP Center

JETHRO TULL

Oct 22 at City National Civic

BRIDGE SCHOOL BENEFIT

Oct 22-23 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

THE PIXIES

Oct 25 at The Catalyst

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Oct 31 at SAP Center

BRAND NEW & THE FRONT BOTTOMS

Oct 31 at SJSU Event Center

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Nov 5 at City National Civic

CHARLIE PUTH

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Tue, 10pm, Free The Caravan Lounge, San Jose

To science-loving comedian Ian Harris, the only thing funnier than joking around about Bigfoot is making fun of the guys who actually search for the hairy beast. The Santa Cruz-born funnyman has made a career out of busting the chops of climate change deniers and creationists. This weekend, he will tape a new stand-up special—dubbed ExtraOrdinary—at the Rio Theatre. After appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central and creating his own show, Critical & Thinking, Harris says he is proud to be able to produce this special in his hometown. (JP)

This show brings San Jose’s most promising indie-psych outfit, The Gentle Cycle, into direct contact with pioneering garage-rockers The Sonics for a night of warmly overdriven amps, swirling delay and waves of wah-wah pedal. Led by Derek See—formerly of Careless Hearts and The Bang Girl Group Revue—The Gentle Cycle might not exist if it weren’t for the music of The Sonics and their contemporaries. Known for their buzzing, lo-fi sound and spooky chord progressions, The Sonics earned fans by playing punched-up early rock & roll hits by the likes of Little Richard and Richard Berry. Their sound helped birth punk and blazed a trail for bands like Thee Oh Sees and, of course, The Gentle Cycle. (NV).

Hailing from England, The 1975 meld a ’70s glam rock attitude with gauzy EDM textures and catchy chord progressions. The 1975 brings a fresh approach to 2016 with all the themes you’d expect; sex, drugs and affirmations of existence. Though their sophomore album bears a lengthy emo-esque title—I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it—it’s packed with to-thepoint, synth-tinged pop songs, like “Love Me,” which recalls ’80s new wave and power pop artists like Oingo Boingo, Peter Gabriel and Huey Lewis; and “UGH!,” a song that wouldn’t feel out of place on a Prince greatest hits compilation. (JT)

Fans of San Jose’s backyard wrestling league, UGWA, know him well. He is the gender-bending star—or “face,” in pro-wrestling parlance—of the long-running pugilistic performance art group. But when he’s not using massive dildos to beat down his opponents in the ring, KP spends his time organizing burlesque performances. So far he’s held sexy shows at Lido and The Caravan Lounge. Dubbed the “Circus of Sin,” KP’s fun and fleshy extravaganza returns to The Caravan on Oct. 18 with a leggy lineup of local burlesque talent. (NV)

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STEVIE NICKS

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THE MUMLERS

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WAR

Dec 29 at City National Civic

TWENTY-ONE PILOTS Feb 10 at SAP Center

ARIANA GRANDE

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GAME OF THRONES CONCERT Mar 29 at SAP Center

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Killer Ladies HIGHLY ORTHODOX Adam Porwol’s “If Looks Could Kill” series uses techniques more commonly associated with painters of Russian icons.

Adam Porwol uses lead, mercury to paint dangerous beauties BY TAD MALONE

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HE ARSENAL’S newest exhibition, “If Looks Could Kill” is both an innovative take on contemporary portraiture and an homage to an art show out of the 15th century. The first solo show by San Josebased artist Adam Porwol features a series of seductive female portraits painted with dangerous pigments.

Displayed without name or designation—save warnings on the dangerous chemicals used, including arsenic, lead and mercury—the collection of beautiful, scantily

clad women has elements of both hyperrealism and expressionism. Textured in an almost pointillist style—except with thin, stringlike brush strokes comprising the figures—Porwol creates spellbinding visual effects out of an otherwise forgettable subject matter. At a glance, the paintings could indeed be blown-up photographs of Maxim models, right down to the suggestiveness of pose and oversaturated white balance. But upon closer inspection, the delicacy of both tone and touch, combined with the paradoxical boldness emanating from the full picture, is astonishing. The image changes as the viewer moves about the painting—a phenomenon that’s hard to come by in the usual world of watercolors and acrylics. What’s more, there is an innate softness to the pieces that gives them an

ethereal quality; Each one stands alone as a tantalizing, yet elegant, expression of beauty. Together, they visually hum through an interplay of pastel tones and a heavenly luminescence. “The techniques I use are the same as those used by the Christian Eastern Orthodox Icon painters,” Porwol explains. “So this is like contemporary iconography.” Employing a cross-hatching technique—which he compares to “painting pixels”—Porwol spends on average three weeks per painting, with about 50 layers of seemingly endless hatches needed to complete each piece. This goes for egg tempera, as well. The technique, which utilizes egg whites as the vehicle for delivering pigment, gives him only two hours of painting time before it dries up. And while he works primarily in toxic or radioactive pigments, Porwol’s wildest technique involves his own body. To make the jet-black paint that frames a few of the female portraits, Porwol managed to get his wisdom teeth from his dentist—along

with another full bag of teeth, which he heated and crushed into pigment. All of this might scan as a bit gimmicky. But make no mistake, Porwol’s process is no novelty act. Although visually he draws inspiration from artists like Egon Schiele and Andrew Wyeth, Porwol is a tireless technician, an artist and photographer who finds inspiration in the process. He is attracted to these archaic painting methods and pigments because of the deep, meticulous dedication he brings to creating art. From mixing his own pigments using delicate and dangerous chemicals, to hand-carving the dark African wood for the painting’s frames, Porwol’s ethos harks back to traditions that have been mostly forgotten in an age of big-box art supply stores. Porwol learned this old school techniques from Sean Boyles, artist and owner of The Arsenal. Call it fate, but nearly a decade ago Boyles happened to be Porwol’s art teacher in middle school. Porwol was drawing exclusively in pen and ink until Boyles broadened his horizons. “I was trying to think how he could use color, but still draw like a pen, so that’s kind of how he got to this, says Boyles about Porwol’s egg tempera technique. Porwol had shied away from any formal training until he met Sean. “Artwise, I never took any classes, no formal training. The only art class I ever took was with Sean Boyles in middle school, and he’s been the longest friend I’ve had,” Porwol says, adding: “He’s been my art mentor the whole way.” It shows. Under Boyle’s tutelage, Adam Porwol has realized a unique and refreshing approach to painting. His pieces are blissful and alluring, but equally complicated portraits of beauty. The work in “If Looks Could Kill” has something of a boundless quality; within a 20-minute viewing window, a given piece transforms itself in different and captivating ways depending on the viewer’s perspective. Although interested parties have to sign a liability waiver to buy one, the pieces in “If Looks Could Kill” would do well changing and aging on a living room wall—almost like a living thing.

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Laugh until your stomach hurts at this improv battle of wits, all audience-sourced and suitable for the entire family. Ongoing. $12-$15. Camera 4, San Jose.

OTHER DESERT CITIES

The Wyeth family have come together as a family for Christmas; but by 8am they are already are at each others' throats, as daughter Brooke plans to publish a memoir that will dredge of family secrets they’d prefer to remain hidden. Thru Oct 23. City Lights Theatre.

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Jackie Sibblies Drury’s wellreviewed play takes in the rehearsal room as a group of black and white actors workshop a production set in Namibia, and shines a harsh—albeit comical— light on the world of theater, exposing its lack of diversity and demonstrating how even the most politically progressive whites can still fumble the ball when it comes to empathising with people of color. Thru Oct 23. San Jose Stage Company.

MEMPHIS

A story of the love and music in the face of adversity, Memphis is inspired by actual events. Winner of four Tony Awards in 2010, this musical tells the story of a white DJ in the ’50s who chooses to play black artists on the local radio station, while an up-and-coming singer hopes to land her first big break. The Tabard Theatre Company. Thru Oct 16. Theatre on San Pedro Square, San Jose.

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR

Sometimes the fences we put up to keep others out, turn us into shut-ins. Outside Mullingar tells the tale of two unrequited lovers and neighbors in rural Ireland. TheatreWorks. Thru Oct 30. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

MAJOR BARBARA

Coming at the height of the

2016 presidential election, George Bernard Shaw’s witty and thought-provoking look at human nature, morality, religion and social engineering asks some big questions directly relevant to our place and time. Oct 28-Nov 20. The Pear Theatre, Mountain View.

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. Palo Alto Players. Nov 4-20. Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto.

CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION

In an artsy small town, an unlikely collection of strangers sign up for Marty’s “Adult Creative Drama” class. As their relationships develop over the course of the summer, the silly improve games begin to generate real-life drama. Los Altos Stage Company. Nov 17-Dec 11. Bus Barn Theater, Los Altos

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Opera Night. First Friday of every month. San Jose.

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

A sequel of sorts, The Marriage of Figaro picks up where The Barber of Seville leaves off—recounting a single day in the palace of Count Almaviva. The lascivious old Count is attempting to woo the young bride-to-be of his head servant, Figaro. Of course, Figaro and his fiancee, Susanna, have other plans. West Bay Opera. Oct 14-23. Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto.

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During a visit to Seville, Count Almaviva has glimpsed a beautiful girl, Rosina, and has resolved to win her. Rosina, however, is kept a virtual prisoner in the house of her guardian, Dr. Bartolo, who

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“Mitchell vs. Steinbeck.” Thru Oct 16. “Script & Scribble: The History and Art of Handwriting.” Thru Oct 16. “Et in Arcadia Ego.” Thru Oct 2. Los Gatos.

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“California: The Art of Water.” An exhibit exploring the way artists and photographers have portrayed California’s most precious resource. Thru Nov 28. “Soulmaker: The Times of Lewis Hine.” A hundred years ago, the photos of Lewis Hine showed the lives of child factory workers to the world. Thru Oct 24. Stanford.

CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM

“The Amazing Castle.” Created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum, visitors are transported to a magical place and time. San Jose.

DE SAISSET MUSEUM

California History Exhibit always on display. “Coriolis and Torqueri: Bruce Beasley Recent Work.” Thru Dec 4. “Crossing Cultures: Belle Yang, A Story of Immigration.” Sep 30 thru Dec 4. Santa Clara.

EUPHRAT MUSEUM

Art and photography created by students at De Anza College. Cupertino.

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“The Wireless Age: Electric Entrepreneurs before Silicon Valley.” Thru Oct 27. “Tattooed and Tenacious: Inked Women in California’s History” Thru Dec 31. San Jose.

LOS GATOS COMPANY

“Zulugrass Jewelry Gallery,” featuring the colorful clothing and ornaments adorned by the Maasai tribe of the Great Rift Valley of Kenya and Tanzania. Artist in Residence Gallery. Los Gatos.

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The Nature of ‘Beauty’ EVERY THREE YEARS the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum—the preeminent design museum in the country—devotes a triennial exhibition to one theme. This year’s theme is “Beauty.” A traveling version of the exhibition arrives this week for an exclusive fourmonth stay at the San Jose Museum of Art. The show is divided between two floors and across several galleries in order to explore seven kinds of beauty: extravagant, intricate, Beauty ethereal, transgressive, transformative, emergent and elemental. These categories must have helped the curators shape the exhibit. They’ll also help a museum-goer process Thru Feb 19 $5-$10 the myriad and diverse items on display. San Jose The most astounding fact of the exhibit is the sheer number Museum of Art of countries represented. There’s something inherently energizing about a collection like this, one with such global reach and input. The Bay Area is considered a center of multicultural artistic output but “Beauty” is a salient reminder that there are creative minds accomplishing astonishing work in every corner of the world.

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CINARTS SANTANA ROW Over 130 films in every genre Four days of world class short films OPENING NIGHT SCREENING & AFTER-PARTY Roots and Rye, Santana Row SATURDAY EVENING GALA The Glass House. 2 Market Street WELCOME OUR 2016 GUEST OF HONOR JAMES GUNN Director of Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2

American Jenny Sabin knocks the concept right out of the park with her stunning piece, PolyThread Knitted Textile Pavilion, PolyThread, 2015–2016—a 3-D photo-luminescent structure made of “knit cone elements.” Pictures don’t do it justice. It’s like being trapped in a spider web made mistakenly by bees. The shimmering light is both soothing and discomforting. Further afield and just as eerie are the Serbian designer Ana Rajcevic’s “wearable sculptures.” Made from fiberglass, polyurethane and rubber, Rajcevic has crafted what look like primitive headdresses that a post-apocalyptic society would embrace—all bone-white and polished to a high sheen. When attached to the female wearer, they lend her an animal’s identity: an elephant, a long-beaked bird, a boar or a sabre-toothed tiger. Rajcevic has transformed the idea of a woman passively displaying her finery into someone fierce, powerful and adversarial. Throughout the exhibit, the idea of beauty is explored in such diverse fields as typography, television title design, architecture, video games, sculpture and fashion. And, like Giambattista Valli’s haute couture Skirt and Top, on close inspection, every one of the articles on display supplants any musty, frivolous definition of beauty while adding a brave new sense of inclusivity, wonder and import to its meaning. —Jeffrey Edalatpour

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Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial

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THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT Palo Alto Art Center exhibit explores ’70s art.

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SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF QUILTS & TEXTILES with the

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Artisitic Directors: Maria BASILE & Gary MASTERS Musical Director: Barbara DAY TURNER Guest Artists: K aren GABAY & Rasika KUMAR

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Dangerous portraits by Adam Porwol. San Jose.

BRUNI GALLERY

Jazz paintings by Bruni Sablan. Mon-Sat, 1-6pm. San Jose.

Mike McNamara: “Wedding Ring Explosion.”Thru Oct 2. “Wedding Dress: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.”Thru Oct 8. San Jose.

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TRITON MUSEUM OF ART

“Sculpture Exhibit in the Garden.” Thru Oct 16. “The Valley of Heart’s Delight: A Multiple-media Exhibit.” Thru Oct 23. Woodside.

“Color, Form and Memory” by Susan Parker. Thru Oct 23. Francisco “Pancho” Jimenez. Thru Oct 30. Wendy Red Star. Thru Oct 30. “Polarscapes: Sculpted by Wind and Water” by Elaine Heron. Thru Nov 6. Santa Clara.

GALLERIES ANNO DOMINI

“Things, Mereology and Schemes.” Paintings by Barcelona artist Leon Ka, a.k.a. Kafre. San Jose

ART ARK GALLERY

“There is no art without you: Four Installations.” San Jose.

THE ARSENAL

“If Looks Could Kill.”

“In Retrospective. The Lines From Then Til Now.” San Jose.

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Down to Earth. By Sandra Cochran and Kevyn Warnock. Oct 18-Nov 12. Palo Alto.

HIGHER FIRE CLAYSPACE

First Fridays feature new artwork, demonstrations, and conversations with artists. San Jose.

KALEID GALLERY

“Love is Transitory.” Photos by “Lost San Jose” photographer Josh Marcotte. San Jose.

LGBTQ YOUTH SPACE

“Love Good Books,” every third Thu, 6pm. San Jose.

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“Pattern Recognition.” Paintings, drawings, sculpture and mixedmedia works by Aaron De La Cruz, Adrian Esparza and Linda Vallejo. San Jose.

PALO ALTO ART CENTER “The Butterfly Effect: Art in 1970s California.” Thru Dec 30. Palo Alto

SAN JOSE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

“Connect & Collect: 36th Annual Art Exhibition and Auction” Thru Oct 22. “The Cosmos and Russell Crotty.” Nov 13- Feb 19. San Jose.

STUDIO ROCK CLIMBING GYM

“Climbers of Geyikbayiri” by Derron Yuhara. San Jose.

TECHSHOP SAN JOSE

Daily Classes offered on Art and Technology. San Jose.

WORKS SAN JOSE

“Private Conversations: Artists Collaborate with Andre Hart.” Thru Nov 13. San Jose.


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FOR REAL? Rachel Weisz plays Deborah Lipstadt, who was forced to defend herself in British courts after calling out a Holocaust denier.

Though ‘Denial’ drags, it still hits potent political parallels BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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HO DOESN’T WISH that Auschwitz was just a bad dream? The middling yet entertaining movie Denial concerns David Irving, one of the world’s most unappealing contrarians, and the Emory University professor Deborah Lipstadt, whom Irving sued for libel in the British high courts. Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) is a renowned expert on the Holocaust at Emory University. In one of her books, the professor dismissed

the work of the self-taught British historian and Holocaust denier David Irving (Timothy Spall). In the 1990s, Irving got a sympathetic audience for his Holocaust theories because of his embrace of Fred Leuchter’s faulty research—see Errol Morris’ excellent documentary Mr. Death about that deluded engineer, and how Leuchter vandalized Auschwitz to try to prove his point. Even if it takes us to Auschwitz, crusted in snow and shrouded in ground fog, it’s dryly funny at times. Director Mick Jackson (Volcano, L.A. Story) has previously shown a talent with comedy. There is evil humor in Irving’s mulishness, as he tries to erase the stain on the reputation of his beloved Fuhrer. Irving’s tactics—

likened by one reader of Lipstadt’s book to Maxwell Smart’s “Would you believe?...” routine—would be ridiculous if it weren’t so hateful. Denial inspires the chuckle of satisfaction one gets watching a bully get what’s coming to him. As a courtroom drama, Denial is for the London tourist. Deborah, the visiting American, is wowed by the cathedral-like ceilings of the gothic High Court building; the camera passes through an arcade in which the wooly court wigs are on sale. Yankee viewers can puzzle over the tradition that has British judges dressing in red Santa Claus suits. Screenwriter David Hare contrasts the emotional Jewish-American with the dogged British, who are ready to take Irving down in public. Lipstadt’s History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier is full of the frustrations of being sued for libel in an English court where the accused must prove innocence. But a miscast

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Weisz plays Deborah as a pain in the rump—morally right but a little obtuse to some well-thought out legal strategy. Weisz has dyed russet hair in a ’90s mop cut, as if she were impersonating Amy Irving in a biopic; she uses a Queens accent as stage-Jewish as Kyle’s mom on South Park. As in Sully, Deborah goes for night jogging, and keeps stopping to admire the statue of the warrior queen Boadicea, to whom the film affectionately links her, twice. It’s fair enough to contrast the ancient and modern heroines. When Deborah likens the lawsuit to resistance in Nazi-occupied Europe, it seems self-aggrandizing. The male actors corner the movie. Spall, who has lost a startling amount of weight since Mr Turner, excels at preening arrogance. He makes Irving a combo of puppy and coyote, with the slipperiness of the racist who can change his terms and deny what he said. Plenty of vinegar here from Tom Wilkinson and the ever-feline Andrew Scott as the inside and outside man in the long trial. Wilkinson is Richard Rampton, the bon vivant barrister never far from an open bottle. Scott is Anthony Julius, a chilly, almost priestly solicitor whose part in the trial is to conduct the research. In Scott’s performance, we see, as it were, Moriarty playing Sherlock Holmes. Take Scott’s low-key description of services for a certain aristocratic client: “Diana needed a divorce, and I, uh, acted for her.” One wanted to see these devastating lawyers crush the Nazi apologist, without interference. It’s not quite as interesting to take in the hurt feelings of Deborah, justified though she is. The movie ends with a denunciation of well-paid liars, including those who try to wish away evidence of melting ice caps. Viewers of Denial might contrast David Irving and a certain presidential candidate who ignores the research of experts, as well as the common experience of everyday life. A man, like Irving, who is self-pitying when called on to justify his outbursts; a man, like Irving, given to digging his own unique view of history straight from the inside of his skull.


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Now Playing AMERICAN HONEY

Andrea Arnold’s rhapsodic yet shapeless road trip movie follows Star (Sasha Lane), who flees the squalor of her Texas home to join a crew of magazine sellers, helmed by Jake (Shia LaBeouf). Crammed into a van or into motel rooms, the rootless runaway kids hustle subscriptions all over the Midwest. Arnold, the director of Fish Tank and Wuthering Heights has sharp instincts, and Lane was a find: this petite dreaming girl, half-amused with her ability to charm men, gives this rambling movie a center. The love scenes in the grass are so well-wrought, with such a mix of heat and tenderness, that you wish there was a guild rule that only women were allowed to direct lovemaking in a movie. Arnold is having fun gazing out the windows, showing what she finds in the silent movie aspect ratio, slightly wider than it is tall. She’s rapt with the landscapes. The gargantuan Trumpian minimansions of Kansas City’s suburbs, just as described in Thomas Frank’s What’s the Matter With Kansas?, give way to the bleak fracking grounds in the prairie. Among the roughnecks, Star is tempted to sell herself instead of the subscriptions. Arnold loves the cloudscapes, the interstate-scapes and even the insects flitting in for their closeups, but the director always seems a stranger to the people of the area. She doesn’t understand how nervous America is. Second only to “In God We Trust” is the motto “No Solicitors.” It may be true that America is hard on the edges and soft in the middle, but these Midwestern doors seem startlingly porous to LaBeouf’s aimless franticness and transparent bullshit stories. After a good performance in Fury, LaBeouf is back to the same endless cockiness that made him a pest in Michael Bay films. There’s a third American motto that eludes Arnold: “You’re under arrest.” All the scads of cops and security guards we have here never interfere with the dance parties and the bonfires these rootless kids throw in every other scene. It’s one thing being a teen and just letting stuff happen; it’s another to envision their lives that way and to hope that wrapping it all up with a song (the Lady Antebellum hit) will make it look like a story that’s come to a full stop. (Opens Friday at Camera Cinemas.) (RvB)

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MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN

Ever since 1989’s Batman, Tim Burton has been called a director more interested in visuals and ambience than plot. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children doesn’t free him of the charge. The young adult novel plot schematics really show through the tremendous invention, enchantment and incomparably strange humor that only Burton can weave. The sources for some of Burton’s ideas are clear—an homage to Czech puppeteer Jan Svankmajer, an invasion by Ray Harryhausen’s skeleton warriors, the paint-daubed Id monster from Forbidden Planet, the pub-smashing scene in The Invisible Man. Yet there’s material that’s all Burton—a time-shifting finale set against a Ghost Train on a Blackpool wharf; Olive (Lauren McCrostie), a fire-starter, brings a row of dead furnaces blazing to life with the stroke of her hand. Emma uses her own skills to revive a drowned ocean liner, which sank so quickly that the skeletons of the passengers are still sitting calmly at their dinner tables. As for Green, if she’s physically stiff—perhaps corseted—she wears the role of this sorceress with the authority of a superhero wearing a cape. The fantasy is delirious, even if the blueprint for it is so worn you can practically see daylight through it. (Valleywide) (RvB)

Revivals THE GUARDSMAN/ REUNION IN VIENNA

(1931/1935) Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne were fabled Broadway husband and wife actors in the first half of the 20th century; even a snobby teen like Holden Caulfield marveled at seeing them. Except for a cameo in Hollywood Canteen, this is the couple’s only sound film, based on Ferenc Molnar’s hit Hungarian farce—the plot seems to have leaked a little into Ernst Lubitsch’s To Be Or Not To Be. A jealous actor (Lunt) believes his wife (Fontanne) is susceptible to men, and so he disguises himself as a military officer to see if she’ll succumb. BILLED WITH Reunion in Vienna. Originally this was a Lunt-Fontanne comedy. Here John Barrymore as a royal who returns to the capital city, only to discover that the woman he loved has married a psychiatrist (Frank Morgan, later the Wizard of Oz himself). (Oct 13-14 in Palo Alto). (RvB)

LAWYERS, GUNS & MONEY In ‘The Accountant,’ Ben Affleck plays an autistic assassin.

Captain Autism IN BETWEEN ‘BATMAN’ movies, Ben Affleck decided to play Batman again. The Accountant amps up the Aspergery side of Our Hero, disposing of his cape but not his fantastic fighting abilities. And Bruce Wayne is disguised as a midwestern bean counter. Affleck is aliased as “Christian Wolf ”— the Christian helps the weak, the wolf punishes the strong, deep thoughts, indeed. “Wolf ” describes himself as a person with high-functioning autism, but this isn’t even one of Affleck’s top ten autistic performances in a movie. He’s never been a big reactor—he’s more like some sort of energy sink that absorbs the acting of others. And he constantly smudges the outline of his character, showing sympathy and affection in between the fight scenes. Flashbacks show how this superaccountant acquired his skills, from being beaten up by a bulky Asian martial arts instructor to training to become a worldclass sniper in the military. In the present tense, he’s hunted by Treasury agents, both old dog J.K. Simmons, and his new recruit (Cynthia Addai-Robinson). Meanwhile a mysterious bulky enforcer (Jon Bernthal of The Punisher) is hunting down friends of Wolf ’s clients. It’s all connected to some sketchy

accounting going on at a robotics firm run by a grandfatherly CEO (John Lithgow). While auditing the books, Christian meets a friendly young pixie named Dana (Anna The Accountant Kendrick) who is one of the firm’s accountants. R; 128 Mins. Kendrick gives a lot of her Valleywide. usual nervous displays of ivory teeth, while seeking to know this mysterious Wolf, his beautiful mind, and his pair of cold shoulders. Despite a few good minutes, Kendrick languishes in the part. It's not talking that too much about the plot of The Accountant that can spoil it—it’s the fact that three decades of similar movies spoil it. Wolf ’s childhood advice from his father was trite: “Being too different scares people.” Still, it seems director Gavin O’Connor followed this advice. Chunks of the narrative seem to have disappeared; in their place are rhetorical questions meant to bridge the gaps: “Risking your life for a girl you’ve known less than a week? Why?” The elder actors help. Simmons dominates his scenes; propping up his feet on a coffee table and sighing, “I was old ten years ago,” shows how well he handles the Commissioner Gordon side of the story. —Richard von Busack


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Grand Finale ISLAND MUSIC A stilt-walking performer at TIMF 2013. The festival will relocate after 10 years on Treasure Island.

Treasure Island Music Festival says goodbye to bayfront home BY NICK VERONIN

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T’S THE END of an era. This year’s 10th annual Treasure Island Music Festival marks the final lineup on the man made island in the middle of the bay. A massive housing development and infrastructure project in the works for decades is breaking ground soon at the festival’s normal location—the Great Lawn along the Avenue of the Palms—which means this year’s grand finale will be moved to the east side of the island, to Pier 1.

Event organizers are spinning the news as best they can, noting that while San Francisco’s iconic skyline will no longer serve as the festival’s backdrop, music fans will still get quite a view of the recently completed eastern span of the Bay Bridge. This also means those travelling to the twoday concert will have a new shuttle option, which will pick up patrons from the West Oakland BART station on 5th Street, between Chester Street and Mandela Parkway. There’s no word on exactly where the festivities will be held in 2017, but leave that to folks at parent promotion collective Noise Pop. For now, all you need to do is worry about who is playing at TIMF—and, if you’re coming up from the South Bay—how early you’ll need to arrive

and how to get to the island. Getting to San Francisco from Silicon Valley is rough, as it is. Slogging it all the way to Treasure Island can be a nightmare. Fortunately, there are a number of transportation options available to you. Driving isn’t an option—at least not directly to the event. There is no parking on the island during the festival. However, Uber, Lyft and taxis are an option. Of course, hitching a hired ride all the way from the 408 will cost an arm and a leg. That’s why you might consider taking Caltrain or BART. With Caltrain, you can leave directly from any location as far south at Gilroy. Bonus: you can also drink on the train. From there, you’ll want to ride to the end of the line at Fourth and King streets in the city. It’s still a bit of a hike from there—but, in addition to taxis and other ridesharing services, you can also catch a bus (No. 25), which is the cheapest option, but also eats up valuable time. Estimated drive time

is 8 minutes from the SF Caltrain station. Hopping on the bus will take you at least 25 minutes. Living at the base of the bay has its benefits. In this case, that benefit is that you can also run up 880 to San Francisco. By either driving straight to the West Oakland BART Station, or grabbing a BART train from Fremont, you can save yourself the hassle of dealing with the labyrinthine streets of San Francisco. Unfortunately, getting back on BART can be tricky and full of transfers. Plus, no booze allowed, and no bathrooms on the train. Headlining acts for Saturday and Sunday are not to be missed. West Coast rap icon Ice Cube takes the first night while Icelandic post-rock titans Sigur Ros are slated for night two. The first day of the festival seems geared more toward fans of electronic and hip-hop. Some of Saturday’s biggest names include the electro-soul crooner Tom Krell—a.k.a. How To Dress Well. His set is sure to draw a Pitchfork-reading crowd. Later in the afternoon, Young Thug is scheduled to get people amped for the gangster rap royalty headlining Saturday night. With his slurring delivery and outlandish persona, he embodies everything critics love and hate about the Southern trap sound. Sunday’s roster of acts caters more to an indie rock crowd— even when it dips into electronic territory. Fans of tortured, young singer-songwriters, such as Conor Oberst’s early Bright Eyes releases, will want to check out Car Seat Headrest. Currently based out of Seattle, the project is the brainchild of Will Toledo, who garnered big buzz recording lo-fi, indie rock paeans to youthful disenfranchisement in his Leesburg, Va., bedroom. Those who love loud guitars will be remiss if they don’t check out the San Franciscoborn, melodic black metal outfit Deaf heaven; while those who prefer a more lackadaisical, indie-slacker sound, will enjoy smoking cigarettes and not caring about Mac DeMarco.

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Fri, Oct 14, 8pm: Chain of Fools. Sat, Oct 15, 8pm: Stacy Carter. Sun, Oct 16: Paint Night. Saratoga.

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MOJO LOUNGE Most Fri/Sat: Live Music. Every Sun, 8pm: Acoustic Jam. Every Tue, 8pm: Aki Kumar’s Band. Every Thurs: Fireball Thursdays with DJ Mist. Fremont.

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BRIT ARMS ALMADEN Every Thu: DJ Maniakal. San Jose.

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NORMANDY HOUSE LOUNGE Every Thu, 9:30pm: DJ night w/ DJ BenOfficial & DJ Vex. Every Fri and Sun, 9:30pm: Karaoke w/DJ NoWrath. Santa Clara.

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THE QUARTER NOTE Every Mon: Live Music Jam with Kimberley’s Band. Every Wed: Live Music Jam Funk. Every Thu: Hosted by Tebo Pro Funk & Bluz Jam with Vicious Groove. Sunnyvale.

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Every Thu: Banda La Unica. Every Fri, 6:30pm: Mariachi Mariachismo, 9:30pm: DJ Norman. Every Sat: Las Mejores Bandas De La Bahia. Every Sun: 4pm-8pm: Edith Del Sol. San Jose.

AGENDA LOUNGE

Every Wed, 8pm: Salsa. Every Thu, 10:30pm: Banda Night. Every Sun: Reggae Night. San Jose.

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Every Tue: Jazz Tuesdays and Open Mic Night. Thu Oct 13, 7:30pm: Will Russ Jr. & The Force of Will Band- Tribute to Sam Cooke.

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Every Sun: Live Jazz Show. San Jose.

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Every first Sat of the month, 9pm: First Saturdays party. Every Tue, 8:30pm: Tuesday Night Blues. Every Sun: Jazz or Blues. Milpitas.

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Every Thu: Open Mic. Every Fri: Blue Rock Showcase. Every Sat: Live Featured Show. Every Sun: Jazz & Blues Jam. Saratoga.

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Every Wed: Wax Wednesday: All Vinyl DJ Sets. Every Sunday, 7pm, The Eulipions Jazz Jam Session. San Jose.

Wed, Oct 12, 8pm: The Goddamn Gallows, The Gillbillies, Guests. Thu, Oct 13, 8pm: Control with DJ’s Carlos C., Rogcon, Otrebor. Fri, Oct 14, 8pm: She Wants Revenge, The Dig, Raw Fabrics. Sun, Oct 15, 8pm: Road Vikings, Audiobender, Angels of Fear. Sun, Oct 16, 8pm: The Sonics, Guests. San Jose.

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Every Wed, 10pm: College Night DJ. Every Thurs, 10pm: Karaoke. Every Fri & Sat: Live Music or DJ. Santa Clara.

Sat, Oct 15 & 16, 7pm & 2pm: Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series 2016. Mon, Oct 17, 8pm: Pentatonix. San Jose.

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Thu, Oct 13, 7:30pm: Yandel. San Jose.

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Every Tue, 7pm: Open Mic Night. Every Wed, 7:30pm: Commedia Comedy Night. First Saturday of the Month, 8pm: Kavanaugh Brothers Celtic Experience. First Friday of the month, 8pm: Art Walk and Caffe Frascati Opera Night. San Jose.

Every Sat, 2pm-3:30pm: Saturday Live Music Hangout. Saratoga.

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Fri, Oct 14, 9pm: Chicago’s Rockin’ Johnny. Sat, Oct 15, 9pm: James Harmon and the Big Tones. Fremont.

THE CATS

Every Sun: Joe Ferrara (jazz). Los Gatos.

Every Tue, 4pm: Live Acoustic Music. Every Wed-Fri, and Sat, 5pm: Belly dancing. Every Sunday: Special Dinner Shows. Mountain View.

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Every Thu: Karaoke Night. Every Fri: Live Music. Every Wed Open Mic. Los Gatos.

Fri Oct 14, 6:30pm: Havana Night with Cuban band Los Boleros. Saratoga.

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Every Mon: Monday Night Blues Jam. Sunnyvale.

Every Thu: Open Mic. Every Fri: Blue Rock Showcase. Every Sat: Live Featured Show. Saratoga.

Every Wed: Club Fox Blues Jam. Every Fri: Salsa Spot. Redwood City.

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Every Wed night: J.C. Smith Jam. Los Gatos.

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HUKILAU

Fri-Sat, 8pm: Hawaiian music.

JJ’S BLUES

Every Tue, 6:30pm: Irish Seisiún. San Jose.

POOR HOUSE BISTRO

Every Wed: Blues & Brews w/Sid Morris & Ron Thompson. Every Tue, 6pm: PHB Open Mic Night. San Jose.

RED ROCK COFFEE

Every Mon, 7pm: Open Mic Night. Mountain View.

Every Thu, 7:30pm: Aki’s Original Thursday Night Blue Jams. Campbell.

LOUISIANA BISTRO Every Thu, 7pm: Yellow Bulb Sessions. San Jose.

Every Tue, 7:30pm: Irish music. Fourth Sat, 10pm: Latin Party Night. Mountain View.

C&W/Folk BLUE ROCK SHOOT

Every Thu: Acoustic Music Nights. Every Fri & Sat: Acoustic/Band Music Nights. Campbell.

PIONEER SALOON

Every Sun, 4pm: Music Jam with Terry Hiatt and Brett Brown. Every Wed: Kevy Nova and Friends. Every Thu: WhiskeyHill Billys. Woodside.

THE SADDLE RACK

Sun, Oct 16, 6pm: Stephanie Quayle. Fremont.

Every Tue: MikeB Interactive Jam. Wed-Sun: Live Music. Every Fri: Latin Rock Nights. San Jose.

LITTLE LOU’S BBQ

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SAM'S BBQ

Every second Tue of the month, 6pm: Carolina Special. Every second Wed of the month, 6pm: Dark Hallow. Every third Tue of the month, 6pm: Cabin Fever. Every first and third Wed of the month, 6pm: Sidesaddle and Co. Every fourth Wed of the month, 6pm: Loganville. San Jose.

Open Mic/ Comedy BACK BAR

Every Wed, 9pm: Open mic. San Jose.

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BROWN OUT Detroit emcee Danny Brown is pushing hip-hop forward with his postmodern vision.

The Face of Rap to Come WITH A VOICE like absolutely no other and a sense of rhythm that often stretches the very definition of the term, Danny Brown is one of the strangest and most electrifying figures to have emerged from hip-hop’s underground. The Detroit rapper was already 30 by the Danny Brown time he dropped 2011’s career-defining album XXX—an odyssey of desperate, trap-house introspection. On XXX, Oct 12, 8pm, $22 Brown plumbed the depths of addiction, shone a light on The Catalyst, Detroit’s decay and found hope in family and fatherhood. Santa Cruz Sometimes he covered multiple topics at once, like when he rapped about stripping copper wire from abandoned houses with his crack-smoking uncle. Within the first two tracks he compared himself to everyone from the late Brittany Murphy to Squidward. After a (somewhat) restrained follow-up, 2013’s Old, anticipation has been steadily growing for Brown’s follow-up. The results are, unsurprisingly, fascinating. Atrocity Exhibition, Brown’s fourth record, is in many ways a call back to the mania of XXX. Opening track “Downward Spiral” sets this tone early, referencing XXX’s title track over a rumbling beat and a chorus hook that sounds more like Fugazi than Wu-Tang. Both “Ain’t it Funny” and “Golddust” are similarly steeped in experimental rock music tropes, sounding a bit like the spiritual successors to Kanye’s “Black Skinhead” with their fuzzed-out guitars and synths. Almost every track includes disorienting industrial clanks and clashes as part of the beat. Drake, this is not. But what Brown has made apparent again and again is that he is doing things his own way. From his style, to his rhythm, to his melodic palate, Danny is out there exploring new spaces. “Dance in the Water,” a personal favorite (and “the closest track in the album to a definitive banger,” according to Rap Genius) takes a frenzied Afrobeat sample and turns it into a sort of metaphysical dance anthem based on the chorus command to “dance in the water and not get wet.” And by the time the manic first single, “When It Rain,” comes toward the album’s end, it feels almost tame compared to much of what precedes it. Brown’s appearance at the Catalyst this Wednesday is an opportunity to see one of the most exciting artists in hip-hop performing at the height of his powers. It falls in the middle of the week, but this is one of those times where it might be worth calling in sick the next day. —Mike Huguenor


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BLUE ROCK SHOOT

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BRIT ARMS CUPERTINO Sun-Tue, 10pm: Karaoke. Cupertino.

BRIT ARMS DOWNTOWN

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Wed, 9:30pm: Karaoke with DJ Adam. San Jose.

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Mon, 8pm: Karaoke. Woodside. Every Tue: Karaoke. Sunnyvale. Nightly Karaoke, 9pm-1:30am. San Jose.

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Fri-Sat, 9pm: Karaoke. Gilroy.

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

Every Thu, 7:30pm-9:30pm: Karaoke Night at Treatbot. San Jose.

WOODHAMS LOUNGE

Tue-Thu & Sat: Karaoke. Santa Clara.

THE BEARS

Fri and Sat, 9pm: Karaoke Friday Nights. Santa Clara.

Fri-Sat, 10pm: Karaoke. Santa Clara.

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Tue, 9pm: Karaoke with DJ Rob. Santa Clara.

Thu, Oct 13, 8pm: Outsourced Comedy. Fri-Sun, Oct 14-16: Ben Gleib. Sunnyvale.

Fri-Sat, 8pm: Karaoke. San Jose.

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Tue, 6pm: Open mic. San Jose.

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Thu: 9:30pm: Karaoke with DJ Izzy. Los Gatos.

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Wed & Sun, 9:30pm-1:30am: Karaoke. Campbell.

Sun: Sunday Fun Day Karaoke with KJ Matt. Mon: Mandatory Monday Karaoke with KJ Nik. San Jose.

POOR HOUSE BISTRO

Every Tue: Open mic. Sunnyvale.

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Fri-Sat, 8pm: Old School Dance Party. San Jose.

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Mon: Manic Mondays. Tue: Trap Shop. Wed: Tooth & Nail. Thu: Subculture. Fri: Live Music & Traffic. San Jose.

KATIE BLOOM’S

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Thu-Sat, 10:30pm: DJ Tony. Mountain View.

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Thu-Sun, 7:30pm: Live Dancing. San Jose.

Thu: DJ Benofficial. Fri: DJ Radio Raheem. Sat: DJ Ready Rock. San Jose. Thu-Sat, 10:30pm: Rotating Guest DJs. San Jose.

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A female friend of mine just broke up with her billionaire boyfriend. She told me she wasn’t happy. The guy is super-picky about whether you put things back in exactly the right spot and doesn’t have the greatest sense of humor. Still, I think she’s making the biggest mistake of her life. Doesn’t she know how hard it is to find a decent and wealthy man? I’m a happily married woman, so why does this make me so mad?—Irate

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The way you see it, your friend found that mythical leprechaun with the pot of private jets and beachfront property—and she was all, “Too short! Too green! NEXT!” Okay, you concede, she was a little miserable, but hey—happiness can’t buy money! And no, money isn’t unimportant—and it’s especially vital when you don’t have enough to get lunch from the grocery store instead of from the dumpster. But even money is subject to what economists call “diminishing marginal utility.” This is a term for how the benefit (utility) we get from each “unit” of a thing we’re consuming—like a good or service—decreases for us once we’ve filled our basic need for it. Norman Li, an evolutionary psychologist who started out in economics, explains this pretty simply: “Enough oxygen to breathe is a lot better than no oxygen, but extra (“marginal”) oxygen is not much better than enough. Thus, oxygen has diminishing marginal utility. Li, helpfully, took an economist’s look at mating preferences, meaning he didn’t just ask the open-ended question, “So, what would you like in a mate?”—which leads people to shoot for the moon (“Oh, a ringer for Hugh Jackman, funnier than Chris Rock, annual earnings matching the GDP of France”). Here in the real world, most of us have to settle—at least somewhat. So Li tested which attributes people would consider necessities (versus luxuries) in a long-term relationship by

giving subjects either a tight budget or a generous one to “spend” on various qualities they’d want in a partner. When women (the childbearers and carers of the species) had limited mateshopping dollars, they allocated most of them to having a Mr. Provider—a man with status and resources—saying “Oh well!” to hunkaliciousness and other qualities. Men on a tight budget disproportionately allocated their mating dollars toward hotitude—not surprising, because beautiful features are like a flashing “Fertile Myrtle!” sign. However, even on a constrained budget, women and men each saw kindness as a must-have—ranking it a close second to their top priority. Getting back to your friend, who’s dumping what you see as a perfectly serviceable billionaire, consider that his pickiness and humorlessness may play out as unkindness. Apparently, for her, having, oh, 100 bedrooms on four continents to cry herself to sleep in doesn’t make up for that. And consider the view from diminishing marginal utility: “Okay, a billionaire is nice, but maybe I could make do with a funny, easygoing millionaire.” To stop being mad, focus on what you have to be grateful for instead of what she’s, uh, squandered—a lifetime of 26-hour arguments about how she failed to use the micrometer calipers to return the loofah to its rightful position.

I’ve been with my girlfriend for over a year, and I love her and think she’s beautiful. However, she is very insecure about her looks, and she asks me all the time whether I think she looks pretty. It’s getting tiring constantly reassuring her. Is there some tool I could be using to help her feel more secure?—Stumped I’m sure it’s exhausting doing the daily “Hi, gorgeous!” skywriting and cleaning up after the rented elephant that pulls the “You’re beautiful, baby!” billboard. Only—oh, wait, you’re actually just tired from verbally “reassuring her,” which, admittedly, probably takes at least several words and a whole 10 seconds. Yes, it is important for you to reassure her—but, in doing that, motivation counts. Social psychologist Shelly Gable

finds that relationships tend to be happier when those in them are guided by “approach” rather than “avoidance” goals. In normal-person terms, this means striving for positive outcomes rather than trying to avoid negative ones. In this case, an avoidance goal would be telling your girlfriend she’s beautiful in order to keep her from nagging you, but taking the “approach” approach would be doing it because you want her to feel good.

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The ancient Greek

sage Socrates was a founder of Western philosophy and a seminal champion of critical thinking. And yet he relied on his dreams for crucial information. He was initiated into the esoteric mysteries of love by the prophetess Diotima, and had an intimate relationship with a daimonion, a divine spirit. I propose that we make Socrates your patron saint for the next three weeks. Without abandoning your reliance on logic, make a playful effort to draw helpful clues from non-rational sources, too. (P.S.: Socrates drew oracular revelations from sneezes. Please consider that outlandish possibility yourself. Be alert, too, for the secret meanings of coughs, burps, grunts, mumbles, and yawns.)

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The Helper Experiment,

Part One: Close your eyes and imagine that you are in the company of a kind, attentive helper—a person, animal, ancestral spirit, or angel that you either know well or haven’t met yet. Spend at least five minutes visualizing a scene in which this ally aids you in fulfilling a particular goal. The Helper Experiment, Part Two: Repeat this exercise every day for the next seven days. Each time, visualize your helper making your life better in some specific way. Now here’s my prediction: Carrying out The Helper Experiment will attract actual support into your real life.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): New rules: 1. It’s unimaginable and impossible for you to be obsessed with anything or anyone that’s no good for you. 2. It’s unimaginable and impossible for you to sabotage your stability by indulging in unwarranted fear. 3. It’s imaginable and possible for you to remember the most crucial thing you have forgotten. 4. It’s imaginable and possible for you to replace debilitating self-pity with invigorating selflove and healthy self-care. 5. It’s imaginable and possible for you to discover a new mother lode of emotional strength. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): It’s swing-swirl-spiral time, Leo. It’s ripple-sway-flutter time and flowgush-gyrate time and jive-jiggle-juggle time. So I trust you will not indulge in fruitless yearnings for unswerving progress and rock-solid evidence. If your path is not twisty and tricky, it’s probably the wrong path. If your heart isn’t teased and tickled into shedding its dependable formulas, it might be an overly hard heart. Be an improvisational curiosity-seeker. Be a principled player of unpredictable games. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Some English-

speaking astronomers use the humorous slang term “meteor-wrong.” It refers to a rock that is at first thought to have fallen from the heavens as a meteorite (“meteor-right”), but that is ultimately proved to be of terrestrial origin. I suspect there may currently be the metaphorical equivalent of a meteor-wrong in your life. The source of some new arrival or fresh influence is not what it had initially seemed. But that doesn’t have to be a problem. On the contrary. Once you have identified the true nature of the new arrival or fresh influence, it’s likely to be useful and interesting.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Most of us can’t tickle ourselves. Since we have conscious control of our fingers, we know we can stop any time. Without the element of uncertainty, our squirm reflex doesn’t kick in. But I’m wondering if you might get a temporary exemption from this rule in the coming weeks. I say this because the astrological omens suggest you will have an extraordinary capacity to surprise yourself. Novel impulses will be rising up in you on a regular basis. Unpredictability and spontaneity will be your specialties. Have fun doing what you don’t usually do!

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): A study published in the peer-reviewed Communications Research suggests that only 28 percent of us realize when someone is flirting with us. I hope that figure won’t apply to you Aries in the coming weeks. According to my analysis of the astrological situation, you will be on the receiving end of more invitations, inquiries, and allurements than usual. The percentage of these that might be worth responding to will also be higher than normal. Not all of them will be obvious, however. So be extra vigilant.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): During the final ten

weeks of 2016, your physical and mental health will flourish in direct proportion to how much outworn and unnecessary stuff you flush out of your life between now and October 25. Here are some suggested tasks: 1. Perform a homemade ritual that will enable you to magically shed at least half of your guilt, remorse, and regret. 2. Put on a festive party hat, gather up all the clutter and junk from your home and drop it off at a thrift store or the dump. 3. Take a vow that you will do everything in your power to kick your attachment to an influence that’s no damn good for you. 4. Scream nonsense curses at the night sky for as long as it takes to purge your sadness and anger about pain that no longer matters.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A Buddhist monk named Matthieu Ricard had his brain scanned while he meditated. The experiment revealed that the positive emotions whirling around in his gray matter were super-abundant. Various publications thereafter dubbed him “the happiest person in the world.” Since he’s neither egotistical nor fond of the media's simplistic sound bites, he’s not happy about that title. I hope you won’t have a similar reaction when I predict that you Sagittarians will be the happiest tribe of the zodiac during the next two weeks. For best results, I suggest you cultivate Ricard’s definitions of happiness: “altruism and compassion, inner freedom (so that you are not the slave of your own thoughts), senses of serenity and fulfillment, resilience, as well as a clear and stable mind that does not distort reality too much.” CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Now is a perfect

moment to launch or refine a project that will generate truth, beauty, and justice. Amazingly enough, now is also an excellent time to launch or refine a long-term master plan that will make you healthy, wealthy and wise. Is this a coincidence? Not at all. The astrological omens suggest that your drive to be of noble service dovetails well with your drive for personal success. For the foreseeable future, unselfish goals are well-aligned with selfish goals.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Has your world become at least 20 percent larger since September 1? Has your generosity grown to near-heroic proportions? Have your eyes beheld healing sights that were previously invisible to you? Have you lost at least two of your excuses for tolerating scrawny expectations? Are you awash in the desire to grant forgiveness and amnesty? If you can’t answer yes to at least two of those questions, Aquarius, it means you’re not fully in harmony with your best possible destiny. So get to work! Attune yourself to the cosmic tendencies! And if you are indeed reaping the benefits I mentioned, congratulations—and prepare for even further expansions and liberations. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Some astrologers dwell on your tribe’s phobias. They assume that you Pisceans are perversely drawn to fear; that you are addicted to the strong feelings it generates. In an effort to correct this distorted view and in accordance with current astrological omens, I hereby declare the coming weeks to be a Golden Age for Your Trust in Life. It will be prime time to exult in everything that evokes your joy and excitement. I suggest you make a list of these glories, and keep adding new items to the list every day. Here's another way to celebrate the Golden Age: Discover and explore previously unknown sources of joy and excitement. Homework: Happiness, that elusive beast, may need to be tracked through the bushes before capture. What’s your game plan for hunting down happiness? Truthrooster@gmail.com

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LEGALS & PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF INTENT TO SELL REAL PROPERTY: CASE NO. 1-15-PR-177695

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on October 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., the undersigned, as Administrator of the Estate of ALICE EDWARDS intends to sell at private sale, to the highest net bidder, all of the estate’s right, title and interest in and to certain real property located in the City of Santa Clara, County of Santa Clara, State of California, which property is more particularly described in Exhibit “A” attached hereto and incorporated by reference. The sale shall be subject to confirmation by the above-entitled court. Bids for property are hereby invited. All bids must be on the bid forms provided by the undersigned at the Office of the Public Administrator, 333 W. Julian Street, 4th Floor, San Jose, CA 95110, RE/MAX Gold Santa Clara Valley, 1530 Parkmoor Ave., Ste. A, San Jose, CA 95128. All bids must be accompanied by a ten (10) percent deposit, with the balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash upon close of escrow. The full terms of the sale are contained in the bid form. All bids will be opened at the Office of the Public administrator at 2:00 p.m., or thereafter as allowed by law. The subject property is commonly known as 52 Claremont Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95051 and shall be sold “as is.” The undersigned reserves the right to reject any and all bids prior to entry of a court order confirming a sale. For additional information and bid forms, apply at the office of RE/MAX Gold Santa Clara Valley, 1530 Parkmoor Ave., Ste. A, San Jose, CA 95127, Attention: Phillip Costanza, Telephone (408) 295-4432. JAMES J. RAMONI Public Administrator of the County of Santa Clara, Petitioner JAMES R. WILLIAMS, Acting County Counsel MARK A. GONZALEZ, Lead Deputy Counsel Attorneys for James J. Ramoni, Public Administrator of the County of Santa Clara (Pub CC 9/28, 10/05, 10/12/2016)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #620593

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Paradox Barbershop, 161 Jackson St., Ste 1, San Jose, CA, 95112, Paradox Barbershop LLC, 1684 Salamoni Ct., San Jose, CA, 95133. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Above entity was formed in the state of California /s/Jeff Phan CEO #201510410211 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 8/17/2016. (pub Metro 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/05/2016)

NOTICE OF PETITION ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ANDREA LORRAINE DOREY, CASE NO. 16PR179578

To all heirs beneficiaries creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of: Andrea Lorraine Dorey. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: James J Ramoni, Public Administrator of Santa Clara County in the Superior Court of California, County of: SANTA CLARA A Petition for Probate requests that: James J Ramoni, Public Administrator of Santa Clara County be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take-many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant authority. A hearing on the petition will be held on October 28, 2016, at 9 a.m. in Dept. 10 located at 191 NORTH FIRST STREET, SAN JOSE, CA, 95113. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in section 1250 of the California Probate Code. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney of petitioner: Mark A. Gonzalez, Lead Deputy County Counsel, OFFICE OF THE COUNTY COUNSEL, 373 West Julian Street, Suite 300, San Jose, CA, 95110 408-758-4200 (Pub CC 9/28, 10/05, 10/12/2016)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #621741

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Compupack Inc., 10651 Castine Ave., Cupertino, CA, 95014, Compupack Group Inc. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Above entity was formed in the state of California /s/Long HuynhCEO #C3924528This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/23/2016. (pub Metro 9/28, 10/05, 10/12, 10/19/2016)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #621933

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Lavo Realty, 500 E. Calaveras Blvd., Suite 218, Milpitas, CA, 95035. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Above entity was formed in the state of California Refile of previous file #530349 after 40 days of expiration date due to publication requirement not met on previous filing. /s/Rada Nhem President #3257413 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/28/2016. (pub Metro 10/05, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/2016)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #621395 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: San Jose Brew Bike, 1029 O’Brien Ct., San Jose, CA, 95126, Stuffed Tiger LLC. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 6/16/2016. Refile of previous file #618533 with changes.Above entity was formed in the state of California /s/Robert Farac President #201606810240 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/13/2016. (pub Metro 9/21, 9/28, 10/05, 10/12/2016)


NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF RONALD LA CROIX CASE NO. 16PR179601

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #620574

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Serrano Cleaning Services, 4801 Wellington Park Dr., San Jose, CA, 95136, Serrano’s Cleaning Services, Inc. This business is conducted by an corporation. Above entity was formed in the state of California. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 4/15/2002. /s/Gabriela SerranoDirectors#3923097 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 8/17/2016. (pub Metro 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/05/2016)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #621195

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Talon Jewelry, 979-4 Asilomar Terrace, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086, Robyn Goldstein. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Robyn Goldstein This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/01/2016. (pub Metro 9/21, 9/28, 10/05, 10/12/2016)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #621448 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: The Walnut Bowl, 754 The Alameda, 2114, San Jose, CA, 95126, Doanwhey Alexander Hsieh. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 9/15/16. /s/ Doanwhey Alexander Hsieh This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/15/2016. (pub Metro 9/21, 9/28, 10/05, 10/12/2016)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #621955

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Tagz Boutique, 420 S. Bascom, San Jose, CA, 95128, Yoana Amador, Cetavia Durgin, 1276 Flickinger Ave., San Jose, CA, 95131. This business is conducted by a joint venture. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 10/8/15. /s/Yoana Amador This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/29/2016. (pub Metro 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/02/2016)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #621786 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: WL Wellness, 5962 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA, 95120, Wenlong Li, 678 Mirada Ave., Stanford, CA, 94305. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Wenlong Li This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/23/2016. (pub Metro 10/05, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/2016)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #621837 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 40 Acres Soul Kitchen, 1373 Teakwood Drive, #77, San Jose, CA, 95128, Quiana Meeks. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein.Refile of previous file #616733 due to publication requirement not being met on previous filing /s/Quiana MeeksThis statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/27/2016. (pub Metro 10/05, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/2016)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #620951

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Wicked Smoke Shop, 2591 Unit 1 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell, CA, 95008, Ziad H Alnajjar, 611 Kiowa Cir., San Jose, CA, 95123. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 09/01/2016.Refile of previous file #621059 with changes. /s/Ziad H Alnajjar This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/06/2016. (pub Metro 9/21, 9/28, 10/05, 10/12/2016)

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: B-Witched Beauty Bar by Dita, 321 Bradley Ave., San Jose, CA, 95128, Michell Espinoza, 1891 San Carlos St., #2, San Jose, CA, 95128. This business is conducted by an individual.Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 8/29/16. /s/Michell Espinoza This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 8/29/2016. (pub Metro 9/28, 10/05, 10/12, 10/19/2016)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #621098

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #620950

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. JP Bernard Insurance Agency, 2. Peninsula Insurance Agency, 15100 Los Gatos Blvd., Suite 3, Los Gatos, CA, 95032, JP Bernard, 2288 Cobblehill Place, San Mateo, CA, 94402. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 8/1/2015. /s/JP Bernard This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/01/2016. (pub Metro 9/21, 9/28, 10/05, 10/12/2016)

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: B-Witched Beauty Bar by Lorena G, 321 Bradley Ave., San Jose, CA, 95128, Lorena Grajeda, 626 Pinewood Dr., #1, San Jose, CA, 95129. This business is conducted by an individual.Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 8/29/16. /s/Lorena Grajeda This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 8/29/2016. (pub Metro 9/28, 10/05, 10/12, 10/19/2016)

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF ELZIE MAYFIELD, AKA ELZIE MAYFIELD, JR. CASE NO. 16PR179677

To all heirs beneficiaries creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of: ELZIE MAYFIELD, aka ELZIE MAYFIELD, JR. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: James J. Ramoni, Public Administrator of the County of Santa Clara in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara.The Petition for Probate requests that James J. Ramoni, Public Administrator of the County of Santa Clara be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: November 18, 2016, at 9 a.m. in Dept. 10 located at 191 NORTH FIRST STREET, SAN JOSE, CA, 95113. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: MARK A. GONZALEZ, Lead Deputy County Counsel, OFFICE OF THE COUNTY COUNSEL, 373 West Julian Street, Suite 300, San Jose, CA, 95110, Telephone: 408-758-4200 (Pub CC, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/2016)

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS #621158

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #622265

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Dead Eye Gunsmithing, 179 N. 24th St., San Jose, CA, 95116, Scott Kent Blevins, Barry Allen Teigen. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Scott Kent Blevins This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/07/2016. (pub Metro 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/02/2016)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #621159

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Stanford Terrace Inn, 531 Stanford Ave., Palo Alto, CA, 94306, Anthurium Landing Inc, 116 S. Hotel St., Suite 206C, Honolulu, HI, 96813. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Refile of previous file #613487 with changes. Above entity was formed in the state of Hawaii /s/Sophia Huang President #135694C5 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/02/2016.(pub Metro 9/28, 10/05, 10/12, 10/19/2016)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #622203 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Solo Cholo Wear, 3804 Yerba Buena Ave., San Jose, CA, 95121, Joe Santiago. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Joe Santiago This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/05/2016. (pub Metro 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/02/2016)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #621236

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Swenson, 777 N. First Street, 5th floor, San Jose, CA, 95112, Green Valley Corporation. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Above entity was formed in the state of California /s/Case B. Swenson President #0416311 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/08/2016. (pub Metro 9/21, 9/28, 10/05, 10/12/2016)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #621114

The following persons(s) / registrants(s) has / have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s): Stanford Terrace Inn, 531 Stanford Ave., Palo Alto, CA, 94306, Wild Range Inc.Filed in Santa Clara County on 1/29/2016 under file number 613487.This business was conducted by: A Corporation/s/Sophia HuangPresidentDate filed with the clerks office: 9/02/2016pub dates (9/28, 10/05, 10/12, 10/19/2016

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Sunflower Spa, 1577 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose, CA, 95116, Yu Juan Mo, 2112 Wyandotte St., Mountain View, CA, 94043. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 8/25/16. /s/Yu Juan Mo This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/02/2016. (pub Metro 9/21, 9/28, 10/05, 10/12/2016)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #621290

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #621631

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Clever Electric, 409 Serenade Way., San Jose, CA, 95111, My Ngo. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Refile of previous file #533874 after 40 day of expiration date./s/My Ngo This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/09/2016. (pub Metro 10/05, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/2016)

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Maxim Painting & Handmade, 1525 E. Saint James St., San Jose, CA, 95116, Georgios Louvis. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Georgios Louvis This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/21/2016. (pub Metro 9/28, 10/05, 10/12, 10/19/2016)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #621585

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #621794

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: AMD Towing, 591 S. 2nd St., San Jose, CA, 95112, Waldo Fabian Diaz. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 9/20/16. /s/Waldo Fabian Diaz This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 9/20/2016. (pub Metro 9/28, 10/05, 10/12, 10/19/2016)

The following persons(s) / registrants(s) has / have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s): Captured Moments Videography, 5057 Impatiens Drive, Jose A. Diaz. Filed in Santa Clara County on 12/18//2016 under file number 517990. This business was conducted by: An individual /s/Jose A. Diaz Date filed with the clerks office: 9/26/2016pub dates (10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/02/2016

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To all heirs beneficiaries creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of: Ronald La Croix. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: James J Ramoni, Public Administrator of Santa Clara County in the Superior Court of California, County of: SANTA CLARA A Petition for Probate requests that: James J Ramoni, Public Administrator of Santa Clara County be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take-many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant authority. A hearing on the petition will be held on November 4, 2016, at 9 a.m. in Dept. 10 located at 191 NORTH FIRST STREET, SAN JOSE, CA, 95113. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in section 1250 of the California Probate Code. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney of petitioner: Mark A. Gonzalez, Lead Deputy County Counsel, OFFICE OF THE COUNTY COUNSEL, 373 West Julian Street, Suite 300, San Jose, CA, 95110 408-758-4200 (Pub CC 9/28, 10/05, 10/12/2016)

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Y GOOGLE ALERTS recently put me on to something intriguing. The combination of CBD and THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin) looks to have significant therapeutic potential in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes.

While this was news to me, scientific studies concerning THCV and Type 2 diabetes have been making scientific news for at least three years. What is THCV? Simply put, THCV is what chemists call the propyl variant of THC. To quote a Leafly article, “THCV is similar to THC in molecular structure and psychoactive properties, but it provides a variety of pronounced and altogether different effects.” While THCV is psychoactive, it’s a shorter, more intense high than THC. THC is a few hours at the amusement park; THCV is an hour on the roller coaster. As it turns out, THCV has another application: appetite suppression. No munchies! Before we go too far, let’s throw a little cold water on THCV and weight loss. The science concerning THCV and weight loss is not well-developed. No one knows how long the effect lasts and how much weight loss can be expected. Even with that caveat, the possibilities are intriguing. The weight-loss industry is worth $60 billion a year, the same as the cannabis industry. What happens when those two industries intersect? Snoop Dog, Jenny Craig and Warren Buffet meet at a party. Venture capital apoplexy. World domination. It turns out that there aren’t any high THCV/CBD strains out there. Even THCV by itself is hard to find in any significant concentration. The strains Jack the Ripper and Durban Poison have approximately 2 percent THCV. Doug’s Varin has closer to 7 percent THCV, but it has a reputation as a scrawny plant. The strain Willie Nelson has some THCV, but none of the people in my circles know anything about it. There is a micro-grow (10 plants) in Sonoma County with a strain code named Elizabeth Taylor with 6.7 percent THCV and 12 percent THC. It’s a robust plant with the highest terpene (essential oils that give cannabis strains their unique aromatics) profile measured around here. For Elizabeth Taylor to be useful, the THCV may need to be isolated from the THC and the terpenes. The big-market potential from secondary cannabinoids, thin science and the lack of THCV/CBD rich genetics is (IMO) the perfect opportunity for any forward-thinking entrepreneur. Whether it’s THCV or something else (CBDV?), our cannabis future, both economic and cultural, will be shaped, not by what we know, but by what we will be able to learn. —Michael Hayes Michael Hayes works for CBD Guild. Contact at mhayes399@comcast.net.


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EUREKA! San Jose State University and the city of San Jose formed a partnership to revive The Rep, and one writer has suggested it become home to next year’s C2SV.

Revived Hammer Theatre will offer exciting venue opportunities BY GARY SINGH

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AST WEEK IN downtown San Jose, the C2SV conference intertwined with a nexus of activity that blurred the boundaries between arts, design and urban planning, along with the everevolving ways in which San Jose State University (SJSU) and the city government are getting back together again.

First, the SoFA Design Crawl brought out at least a few hundred

SJSU students to South First Street. In addition, regulars and non-regulars got a unique chance to see several design businesses like Whipsaw, Decca Design and Elemental8 all showcase their current projects. Everyone walks by these buildings, yet no one knows about the innovation transpiring inside them, so it was a fantastic idea for everyone involved. Entirely new demographics of people came to the SoFA District, which made the First Fridays art walk and street market even more rocking. One of downtown's many underachieving aspects is that SJSU students rarely constitute an overwhelming presence, but this is gradually changing. Over at the California Theater, C2SV brought together interesting people

from a variety of tech-centric professions. One particular panel featured Michele Madansky, Hillary Mickell and Lisen Stromberg discussing gender bias in Silicon Valley. They detailed a plethora of scenarios to which men are completely oblivious. For example, through their research, the group discovered that single women with two or more kids usually become more productive and efficient at work, due to their experience juggling so much while the kids are growing up—as opposed to single men who have fewer responsibilities. They also discovered that men aren't just the dominating workforce in engineering. They also disproportionately rule the advertising industry when it comes to directorial positions. In another panel, Antonio García Martínez, author of Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley, reconstituted a discussion we don't hear often enough: that Silicon

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Valley used to be a place where hippies, potheads, nudists, hackers, occultists, dropouts and renegade engineers all built shit together and plotted a better future for humanity. Now Silicon Valley seems to be a place where entitled millennials design phone apps just to deliver their own potato chips at 3am. Being that San Jose boasts the world's largest Vietnamese population of any one city outside Vietnam, it was rocking to see keynote speaker and Uber CTO Thuan Pham talk with Quinn Tran, currently CEO of GlobALL Connect and recently CEO of the American Red Cross of Silicon Valley. Both are former Vietnamese refugees who said watching American cartoons helped them learn English after they arrived in the U.S. Tran specifically cited Tom and Jerry as an influence. Both spoke to how miserable their lives would have been had they listened to their mothers’ advice and opted for a safe, conventional career. Unfortunately, the California Theatre was a ridiculous venue in which to stage this event. Next year it should be in the Hammer Theatre to amplify the participation of SJSU students, faculty, staff, and/or future technologists, artists and innovators. I can imagine SJSUcentric panel sessions and concerts in addition to all the downtown venues. It would be a natural collaboration. Which brings us to the Hammer Theatre Center itself, formerly the San Jose Repertory Theater, which officially returned to public life last week. On Thursday, a private VIP reception unfolded on the roof to announce a partnership between SJSU and the city to help revive the empty building. The College of Humanities and the Arts will be the prime movers. No one yet knows what will happen, but everyone recalls the cynicism back when the joint Martin Luther King, Jr. library was first conceived and how those against the idea have long since been proven wrong. All in all, the party seemed symbolic: Humanities and Arts academia, young and old, mingled with city bureaucrats, young and old. Twenty years ago, the city and SJSU disregarded each other and rarely operated on the same page. Now, following the return of City Hall to downtown and the joint library project, Hammer 2.0 can be understood as yet another stage in the evolution of SJSU's partnership with the city. I just hope everyone can afford to live here in the future.


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Antonio García Martínez aims to ‘unfriend’ Silicon Valley in his new memoir ‘Chaos Monkeys.’ Taylor Jones

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Veronica Rogers of Arbiter performing at Caffe Frascatti.

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The Mountain View-based NoiseHaus curated a lineup of off-the-wall noise music, punk and metal at the Metro Silicon Valley office during C2SV 2016.

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These two came to dance to Wooshay and Donald Glaude at The Ritz.

On the SoFA Design Crawl during C2SV.

Enjoying Eric Victorino’s debut San Jose solo performance at The Ritz.

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