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Tiny Dancers Monday night out with the girls, we started out at —— for some drinks when you, three reasonably attractive guys, sat on the bench opposite ours. I wasn’t interested, but my friends were, so I put up with all the cupcakin’ and peacockin’. At one point, two of you—cousins, one from NYC and the other a local—began bragging about who’s the better dancer. That led to a “So You Think You Can Dance?” audition in a nearby hookah lounge. One of you damn near knocked over a water pipe with a twirl. The rest of the night devolved into a contest. Who could do the most pushups? Who saved the most lives? Who drives the nicest car? The one-upmanship got to be so exhausting that, ultimately, you all lost your chance to get anyone’s number.

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RE: “SJ MAYOR VOWS TO FIGHT TRUMP ON DEPORTATIONS,” SJI, NOV. 23 Josh, You are a piece of work. You start your delightful (sarcastic) piece on Sam Liccardo's letter by stating a lie. The KKK was originally started by not the Republican party who was trying to free slaves, but those against the Republican party and trying to keep their slaves now known as the Democrat party. You eventually wind up in the gutter with your cleverly crossed out reference to "grabbing pussy." The women in your family must be proud of you for that sleazeball comical (?) reference. You are a slug at best and an immature left wing sore loser. You are now providing fodder for those American citizens that wish to ignore the Federal laws and ignore the problem of undocumented (illegal) immigrants by not deporting criminal illegals. "Sanctuary City" is just another word for cities that protect their illegal Democrat voters. Get over your loss and concentrate on real news that will bring people together instead of driving a wedge between us. Disgusted with you.

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Same Ol’ Spigot In light of the presidential recount in three states, Fly decided to take a look back at a multimillion-dollar decision that zipped under the radar on Election Night. While many people were tracking returns and drinking bleach, the Santa Clara Valley Water District’s board of directors signed off on a $5 million deal for RMC Water and Environment. This is the same company the board wanted to audit late last year—and still has yet to do—after Metro’s reporting brought to light several conflicts of interest, a district manager accusing RMC of theft and the district’s former CEO, BEAU GOLDIE, breaking agency bylaws to give away more taxpayer money. The district’s interim chief operating officer, MELANIE RICHARDSON, also happens to be married to one of RMC’s principal owners, so any big contracts for the company—recently acquired by Woodard & Curran—personally benefit one of the district’s top executives. At the Nov. 8 meeting, directors were urged by staff to They let RMC oversee a $103 Did million flood control What? project in South County, SEND TIPS TO which will benefit just a FLY@ few thousand residents. METRONEWS. Directors GARY KREMEN COM and BARBARA KEEGAN questioned the timing in approving the contract, leading to a bizarre defense by STEPHEN FERRANTI, the district’s capital engineering manager. Citing his three-year relationship with RMC, Ferrante noted, “I don't have 33,000 emails with them, but I’d be glad to share all my emails,” which, we guess, was some kind of shot at HILLARY CLINTON. Ferranti then made a peculiar vow that he wouldn’t “acid wash” his communications with the company. Keegan seemed to realize things were getting off track, but Ferranti cut off the board chair by persisting that RMC wants “to do a good job” while also noting that the company was recently embroiled in a bribery scandal after paying a Monterey County water board member $160,000. After several procedural miscues, the board voted to approve the deal on a 5-2 vote.

Gravel Grudge COOL RANCH Sargent Ranch encompasses 6,400 acres, a small portion of which could be turned into a gravel mine.

Native tribe objects to Sargent Quarry mining project, citing ‘holy’ land BY JENNIFER WADSWORTH AND JACK FOLEY

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HERE DEVELOPERS envision a future gravel mine, Valentin Lopez sees sacred ground. To the Amah Mutsun, an Ohlone nation that inhabited land spanning from the Peninsula and South Bay to the coast for thousands of years, the 317-acre site four miles south of Gilroy and just west of Highway 101 is called Juristac. The Mutsun people consider Mount Umunhum the birthplace of all creation and Juristac, which translates to “Place of the Big Head,” their spiritual home. “To the Amah Mutsun, Juristac is as holy as Jerusalem,” says Lopez,

the tribal chairman. “There can be no doubt that the proposed mining project would be the equivalent to tearing down Jerusalem to make way for a sand and gravel mining pit.” In addition to four villages and hundreds of burial sites that date back 15,000 years, the grassy expanse of Juristac was where the tribe held sacred dances and ceremonies for thousands of years until Spanish settlers arrived. They disbanded the tribe and forced them to renounce their culture to work in the Franciscan missions. In the 19th century, a few hundred tribal members resettled in the area but were wiped out by a smallpox epidemic in 1862, according to tribal historians. “That was the last time we had access to the site,” says Lopez, who draws parallels between the Sargent Ranch development and the 1,200mile Dakota Access Pipeline that aims to carry fracked oil through indigenous land and water in the

Midwest. “We’ve lost touch with our spiritual center for generations now.” Lopez says the gravel mine proposed for the sprawling Sargent Ranch will hurt the environment and corrupt land that is sacred to the tribe. The land’s developer says he will do all he can to respect indigenous cultural sites, but the tribe continues to oppose the plan and wants “government-togovernment” negotiations with Santa Clara County, the agency tasked with permitting the mining development. “Mining will totally destroy the cultural and spiritual aspects of that land, so we are going to put up major opposition,” Lopez says. “We hope the city and folks there will support our tribe and recognize the humanity and spirituality of our people.” Verne Freeman is the project applicant. His Palo Alto-based firm, Freeman Associates, represents the landowner, the Sargent Ranch Management Co. Freeman says he hosted a tour of the site last summer for some Gilroy residents and will soon do the same for Lopez. He adds that opposition will not deter his firm from moving forward with the application, which was submitted last year on behalf


talks on the proposal and the right to monitor operations if the county approves the project. In addition to talks with Lopez, Freeman’s proposal is undergoing an initial environmental review, to be followed by a full impact report that could take up to a year, Sandhir says. In October, the Amah Mutsun tribal council unanimously passed a resolution opposing the project, writing that it will “irreparably harm” tribal lands and water resources. Another part of the resolution invokes past injustices suffered by the tribe. “The Amah Mutsun have survived slavery, disease and other genocidal practices of European governments that invaded their lands, as expressed in Catholic mission teachings, judicial decisions and official government practices,” the resolution reads. The tribe has called on the county Board of Supervisors to acknowledge the difficult history of the California Indians, including how European settlers destroyed their native lands and customs. State law requires public agencies to consult with indigenous tribes before conducting an environmental review for planned development. The Amah Mutsun, though not a federally recognized tribe, trace their ancestry back 800 generations in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo and San Benito counties. In 1851, California lawmakers blocked a treaty that would have restored ancestral lands to the Mutsun and numerous other coastal tribes. “Our lands were stolen from us,” Lopez says, “and the current laws regarding land ownership and land use are artificial and immoral.” The lack of federal recognition reverberates to this day, making it difficult for the Amah Mutsun and scores of other tribes in California to negotiate and consult with developers and local governments. “The goal of the consultation would be to find mutually acceptable ways to protect and preserve the unique lands and resources within the Juristac for generations to come,” Lopez says. In addition to the importance of the land to the Mutsun heritage, the tribe considers its members protectors of the land, Lopez explains, and one of their fears is that the gravel mining will remove landscape that percolates water into natural springs, keeping the lands thriving from season to season. “That gravel is more than just rock,” Lopez says. “It allows those springs to live.”

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of the more than 100 owners of the 6,400-acre ranch. The majority owner is Debt Acquisition Company of America, according to Freeman. It’s not uncommon in the mining industry for companies to work with indigenous tribes to ensure that land and artifacts are safeguarded, but an initial study of the proposed mining sites found nothing, Freeman says. However, the county ran into trouble this past August when an archaeologist pointed out that planners allowed contractors to build solar panels over a confirmed Ohlone burial site west of Guadalupe Parkway. “We understand the tribe has history [on the land],” Freeman says. “Certainly, if anything was found we would consult with them and figure out what to do and even stop work if appropriate. We’ve done it in other projects in the state, and we would be open to that kind of arrangement going forward.” Freeman’s firm specializes in helping mining companies with such projects, taking care of everything from designing the mining operation to securing government permits and approvals. The sand mining envisioned for the Sargent quarry would take place at three sites, with trucks hauling the dug-up aggregate onto Highway 101. Plans call for the project to occupy just over 300 acres, of which 220 would be to mine 38 million cubic yards, or 41 million tons, of sand and gravel for use in the construction industry. The operation would create 15 to 20 “good paying” jobs, according to the project description. Mitigation measures are proposed for plant and animal habitats, as well as protected and “special status” creatures, such as the tiger salamander, burrowing owl and American badger. An adjoining property visible from Highway 101 has been the site of aggregate, or road gravel, mining in recent years and is now in the reclamation phase, according to Minira Sandhir, principal planner with the county Planning Department. Freeman’s father’s company started that operation, which is unrelated to the current proposal and was sold to Granite Construction, Freeman says. The county received a letter from an attorney for the Amah Mutsun tribe, Sandhir says, and it will meet with Lopez to “get them involved in the project as early as possible.” In a letter to the county dated Oct. 13, attorney Rovianne A. Leigh asked for “formal government-to-government”


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ROPE-A-DOPE County jail inmates Rogelio Chavez and Laron Campbell (left to right) escaped by rappelling down a bedsheet the day before Thanksgiving.

2 Inmates Escape in Yet Another County Jail Mess BY JENNIFER WADSWORTH Two Santa Clara County inmates broke out of jail the day before Thanksgiving and are still on the run as of press time Tuesday. The escape is the latest in a series of embarrassments for Sheriff Laurie Smith, who oversees the county’s beleaguered jails. A sweeping manhunt for 33-yearold Rogelio Chavez and 26-year-old Laron Campbell led police to a Gilroy motel room Sunday night, but the men left before police arrived. The pair, along with two other inmates, allegedly cut through the steel bars of a second-story window Nov. 23 at San Jose’s Main Jail and rappelled down a makeshift rope made of bed sheets, according to the Sheriff ’s Office. Deputies found out about the jailbreak just after 11pm that night and caught two of the four escapees. But Chavez and Campbell managed to get away. Numerous tipsters said they saw one of the inmates at Days Inn near

Highway 101 in Gilroy as recently as Sunday night. He was gone by the time police got there, but they took several people from the hotel into custody for questioning. The escapees had been housed in a second-story cell with about 20 other inmates in a maximum-security unit of the 1950s-era jail. Campbell, who was booked in February last year, was awaiting sentencing for a robbery conviction. Chavez was booked three months ago and awaiting sentencing for extortion and burglary. Smith offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to their capture and threatened to prosecute anyone who helps or harbors the fugitives. Toward the end of October 2015, the jail made national headlines for turning away a murder suspect who was trying to turn himself in. Hugo Castro went into the lobby of the Main Jail to tell sheriff’s deputies

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SJ Councilman Sworn in a Month Early San Jose Councilman-elect Sergio Jimenez will start his new job a month early and without pay. The District 2 councilman, who beat Steve Brown for the south San Jose seat with 54 percent of the vote, was sworn at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Councilman Ash Kalra, who terms out of the D2 seat next month, will also get a head start in his new role representing the 27th Assembly District. Kalra, who will succeed Assemblywoman Nora Campos, resigns from the council this week and will get sworn into the state Legislature next week. Under the San Jose city charter, new council members typically assume office on Jan. 1. But the council also has the option of filling a vacant seat on an interim basis. Jimenez’s swearing in Tuesday will allow him to start representing the Edenvale-Santa Teresa district as soon as Dec. 1, though he says he won’t collect a paycheck from the city until the start of 2017. Through December, Jimenez says, he will keep his day job as an investigator at the Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office so he can tie up any loose ends before taking on his new role as an elected official on a full-time basis. “This should give me a head start, at least,” he says. “It’s going to be a big transition.” Kalra took advantage of some free time after the election to travel to Standing Rock, where he brought supplies to people protesting a 1,200-mile pipeline that aims to pump fracked oil through Native American lands across several states. “I wasn’t going there as a council member or an Assembly member,” he said. “I’ve been wanting to go for a while, and this was the only shot I had. I wanted to be there to personally experience it, to contribute whatever time and resources I could and to get some perspective.” —Jennifer Wadsworth


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Renaissance Revival After years of neglecting the arts while pushing science and technology, Silicon Valley schools are bringing creativity back to the classroom BY NICK VERONIN

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scar Pangilinan vies for the attention of more than dozen rambunctious fourth- and fifth-graders, who have gathered for an after-school class at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School southeast of downtown San Jose, near the Happy Hollow Zoo. Today, he is having students build their own instruments. There’s a drum made of an oatmeal can and balloons; a pan flute of drinking straws and tape; and a harp fashioned out of a shoebox, rubber bands and a pencil. Sound, he reminds the class, is caused by vibration, and that vibration is carried through the air to the ear. “Can you hear sound in space?” he asks the students.“No!” comes the resounding, unanimous reply. A casual eavesdropper might assume this is a science class. And it is. But it’s also a music class, a design class and a course in critical thinking. Pangilinan uses hands-on lessons and the Socratic teaching method to relay scientific concepts.

Scenes like these have become increasingly common across Silicon Valley, as strapped districts turn to nonprofits and private contractors to help bring the arts—after years of cutbacks and deprioritization—back to public school classrooms. A student of literature might call this newfound emphasis on classroom creativity poetic justice. Over the past decade—as politicized educational initiatives pushed increased math and science competency—music and art programs have suffered. “Is it a vital interest of the state to

have more anthropologists?” Florida’s Republican governor, Rick Scott, once asked, before answering himself, dismissively. “I don’t think so.” Even President Barack Obama got in on the humanities-bashing with his 2014 quip: “I promise you, folks can make a lot more, potentially, with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art history degree.” However, critics now argue that by going all-in for science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, we’re in danger of producing fewer


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WISE GUYS Students are better prepared for the future when teachers emphasize creativity in the classroom.

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citizens capable of applying their book smarts in the creation of the next great app or medical discovery. It’s not enough to get the children interested in rocket science at an early age, if they don’t have the ability to dream about life on Mars.

Renaissance Return The world’s best and brightest often possess by an aptitude for both scientific thought and creative expression. Leonardo Da Vinci was not only a great painter, but also an

inventor and futurist. Steve Jobs, the patron saint of Silicon Valley, was not simply a savvy marketer with an affinity for computers. He had a keen eye for typography and product design and an understanding of the power of music to bring people together—and entice them to buy his devices. Over the past half-decade or so, educators and policymakers who seemingly forgot the importance of creativity have come to their senses—inserting an “A,” for “arts,” into the STEM acronym. Now, in

the twilight of 2016, it appears teachers, school boards and educators everywhere are striving to once again create a generation of Renaissance individuals. Pangilinan, a Grammy Awardwinning saxophonist and selfproclaimed “science geek,” is the ideal candidate to teach in this ecosystem. A modern day Renaissance man, the class he teaches at Kennedy is part of the San Jose Jazz-run Progressions program, which targets students in the Franklin-McKinley School District. The goal of Progressions is

to help children learn to play music, while also developing social skills and habits of responsibility. “A thoughtful music education program can advance other academic objectives,” says Brendan Rawson, executive director of San Jose Jazz, speaking on the benefits of the Progressions curriculum. According to Rawson, the evidence-based and highly structured programs San Jose Jazz provides to local schools are intended to help

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developed a deeper appreciation for musical instruments and the underlying technology. Picking up a trumpet, he demonstrates its mechanics. “It’s a very high-precision thing,” Pangilinan says, pressing each valve of the shiny brass horn, before launching into a detailed explanation of how the many parts work together to produce a wide range of tones. The exercise of building a shoebox harp, or cobbling together a drinking straw pan flute, gets the kids “thinking about the world around them.” While the children in Pangilinan’s class are quite young, they seem to understand that the lessons learned from one exercise may apply to things to come. Tuan, one of the boys in class, says he’s interested in studying physics when he gets to high school. He also dreams of becoming a composer. “I know what goes up must come down,” he says, flashing a grin.


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ARTS & CRAFTS & PHYSICS Professional musician and self-described “science geek” Oscar Pangilinan helps a group of students make a pan flute out of drinking straws. law, Bush vowed social promotion would no longer be tolerated. Academic performance was to be determined through rigorous scientific testing. Funding would be withheld from schools that did not meet the federally mandated improvement milestones. As a result, what was meant to create better and brighter students actually led to a glut of standardized tests, critics argue. Furthermore, as minimum requirements for these standardized test scores rose, and with big bucks on the line for schools that didn’t meet those rising targets, educators went into overdrive preparing their students for standardized tests. Schools began prioritizing reading comprehension, persuasive writing, science and math over all other subjects—allowing non-core curricula, including physical education and the arts, to fall to the wayside.

“Music and arts programs traditionally have been early cuts when a school is facing budget challenges,” Rawson says. The law only exacerbated this tendency—especially in poorer neighborhoods—as funding-hungry districts have been quick to place subjects like band, theater and art on the chopping block in order preserve math and science courses, while wealthier communities are able to turn to private boosters to maintain such programming. A 2010 study by Purdue University supports Rawson’s claim. In “No Child Left Behind: A Study of its Impact on Art Education,” Robert F. Sabol, an art education professor at Purdue University, surveyed K-12 and higher ed art educators around the country. The consensus was that NCLB had hindered their ability to teach—with nearly half reporting that their funding had been cut and

the vast majority complaining of increased workload. The same year as the Purdue study, Obama picked up where his predecessor left off, pushing forward with his Common Core Standards. The standards were meant to increase preparedness among students on the college track, as well as ensure that every high school graduate would be ready to enter the 21st century workforce. The first states to adopt the Common Core did so in the summer of 2010. Locally, the Common Core’s emphasis on teaching 21stcentury skills led to school boards approving the integration of high tech educational tools. Google dished out grants to school districts around Silicon Valley, including the Mountain View Whisman School District—located right in Google’s backyard. Facebook got in the action as well, donating money and

laptops to schools in neighboring East Palo Alto. Riding the wave of excitement over the potential for new technologies to augment instruction, Salman Khan launched his wildly successful YouTube-based education platform, Khan Academy—and it’s no coincidence Khan’s first lessons were in mathematics, the backbone of Silicon Valley’s computing economy. Pair all of this with the Bay Area’s post-recession technology boom, which made millionaires and billionaires out of 20-somethings and raised rents to record levels all over the region. The takeaway couldn’t have been clearer: if you want to work in the service industry, keep reading Hawthorne; if you want the big bucks, learn to code. Chris Reed runs Arts Initiative, a small music-education business that brings music instruction into South Bay classrooms similar to San Jose Jazz and the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View. He often wonders whether kids, especially in Silicon Valley, are being pushed too forcefully into the narrow fields of science, engineering and mathematics. “I think in this area, it’s very one sided,” Reed says. “We’re pushing programming and coding at such a young age, making kids feel like they have to oversaturate themselves so much. I have kids that are as young as fourth grade who will tell me: ‘This is good for college.’” Much like Pangilinan, Reed has an interest in a variety of subjects, though his career path more closely resembles the scrappy garage startup culture. Reed has no formal college education and is a self-taught musician. He’s played in multiple local bands and recently co-founded San Jose Presents, a local live music production company, which earlier this month hosted a highly attended show at the newly opened Forager space in San Jose’s SoFA District. In short, he knows how to hustle. “At one point I think I had nine jobs,” he laughs. Reed founded Arts Initiative with his father, who worked much of his life as a full-time music teacher in local public schools. When he was younger, Reed would help his father teach courses,


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‘Music is just such a powerful tool for remembering things’ “We all have different ways of learning,” he says. “Our school system only teaches to one or two types of kids. It’s standardized. But that doesn’t mean it works for everybody.” As a tactile learner and someone who struggled in school, Reed empathizes with the challenges many kids face. In an effort to reach the students who fall outside the reach of written and verbal lessons, he has used popular songs like Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” to teach history lessons, written songs to unpack fractions and other math concepts. “I’ve even gone as far as doing songs that are straight-up science lessons,” Reed says. “Music is just such a powerful tool for remembering things.” His greatest satisfaction comes from knowing that kids are still receiving access to creative outlets through their schools. “The only way I really graduated high school was through theater,” Reed says. The stage provided a vital release valve for the roller coaster of emotions he felt after the death of his brother. We already have plenty of “worker bees,” he says. “It’s important to keep culture alive.”

A Deeper Understanding It’s a 30-minute drive from Kennedy to Landels Elementary School in Mountain View, where instructors with the Community School of

Music and Arts spend several hours each week teaching fifth-graders. Part of a partnership between the Mountain View Whisman School District and the CSMA, the classes are taught during normal school hours, which means the kids don’t have to come early, stay late, or pay any extra to attend. The day after the 2016 election, children in Patricia Bosio de Galazzo’s class are coloring silently, while a nearby class practices counting quarter notes out on their stringed instruments. Celebrate the season with the Holiday De Galazzo, who has been teaching in the district for 21 Train! This beloved Bay Area tradition years, says the CSMA courses are features a glittering train with Santa, an indispensable addition to the Mrs. Claus and other fun characters curriculum. Over the course of her that delight families at train stations career, which began in 1995, de Galazzo has seen arts education ebb from San Francisco to Santa Clara. and flow at the elementary level, Bring the family to this free event, and and she’s glad to see her current class engaged in the CSMA’s classes. bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate “I think we live in a very creative to the Holiday Train Toy Drive! area, where thinking out of the box is holiday-train.org • #holidaytrain2016 important,” she says. “Art is a metaphor for reality.” Through studying music and art, she continues, her students gain valuable perspectives into other cultures and time periods. “Art is the 4.348inx4.8438in-SanJoseMetro.indd 1 window into that world.” Teacher Arlene Bautista says that CSMA programs not only give her time to take care of administrative tasks while the children learn from qualified music teachers, but the lessons of Baucus, Seiberlich and Shulenberger also pay dividends in her math class. Fifth-graders dig deep into fractions, Bautista says, and learning to read music helps students keep time and wrap their minds around the numbers. “It kind of makes it more tangible to them,” Bautista says. On the other side of the Landels campus, in a large multipurpose room, several groups of fifth-graders practice on their reed, woodwind and brass instruments. They’re led by three professional musicians and CSMA employees: Robert Baucus leads the reeds, Jonathan Seiberlich is on brass and Kathleen Shulenberger handles the flutes. Before breaking off to work with her little flautists, Shulenberger praises the CSMA’s efforts to expand the children’s worldview. “We get to show them there are so many different ways to be successful.”

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and when funding cuts led to a dearth of full-time work, the pair realized they could still sell their services to local districts, as schools couldn’t keep a music teacher on salary with benefits but could afford to hire a contractor. As a working musician, Reed enjoys the gig. But he’s also pleased to know that music is still finding its way into local schools.

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A CLASSIC ROCK CHRISTMAS Thu, 8pm, $30+ City National Civic, San Jose Civic engagement meets rock and roll royalty at this benefit concert. December People, a band comprising members of Boston, Sammy Hagar Band, The Tubes and Greg Kihn Band, will fuse classic rock hits with classic Christmas carols—channeling holiday cheer through the musical styles of Santana, ZZ Top, The Who, U2 and more. Organized by San Jose advocacy group Downtown Streets Team, all proceeds will be deployed by the nonprofit to help secure permanent housing and provide employment to local homeless. This holiday season give the gift of giving while enjoying a night of great music. (JT)

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A testimony to the horrors of drug abuse, rape and sexual assault, Go Ask Alice is being adapted to the stage by the Stanford Theater Laboratory. Published in 1971, the best-selling fictional diary details the life of a troubled teenage girl named Alice and her descent into addiction and despair. Derided by critics as overblown anti-drug propaganda, the novel nonetheless captivated millions and captured the zeitgeist of the ’70s. To this day, the author has not been confirmed but is purported to be editor Beatrice Sparks. Directed by Sarah Megan “Go Ask Alice” will explore the intimate story and Alice’s struggles. Runs Dec. 1-3. (JT)

Throw out all your notions of conventional music; the circus is in town. Presented by Flux Pavilion and Doctor P, the U.K.-based DJs have curated the last six years of their label, Circus Records, into a 30 track LP as a testament to their world-renowned dubstep sound and artists. Established in 2010, Circus Three will feature artists Cookie Monsta, FuntCase, and DISKORD. The event has already garnered support from other dubstep powerhouses the likes of Dillon Francis and 12th Planet. The LP released on Nov. 18 will kickoff the seven date U.S. tour. (JT)

GEEKS VS. ZOMBIES Fri, 8pm, $15-$20 Pear Theatre, Mountain View In this far-out take on a holiday play, four friends manage to survive a zombie apocalypse thanks to their gaming abilities and encyclopedic knowledge of zombie flicks. Co-written by James Kopp—with David Rock—the same guy who brought the hit play Super Villain! to the Pear last year. As with all apocalyptic zombie fare, Geeks features philosophical monologues and uses metaphor to tackle modern issues. But it also is packed with plenty of onstage action. The play runs through Dec 18. (NV)


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This past summer, Netflix’s smash hit Stranger Things had critics and fans head over heels. Viewers were not only enamored with the show’s excellent Goonies-esque cast and story arc, but also with its nostalgia-inducing, John Carpenterreferencing soundtrack by Austin band S U R V I V E. It would seem that the Texas retro-synth outfit aren’t the only ones who’ve put the work in twiddling vintage knobs in search of the perfectly jagged sine wave frequency. San Francisco indie-electro duo New Spell crank up the old-school Korgs on their propulsive new single “Rain,” which bubbles with an infectiously dark energy. (NV)

Blending bombast with a razor sharp self-awareness, Kathy Griffin turned her middling celebrity status into a strength— confronting it head-on with her reality show My Life On The D-List, which followed Griffin for six seasons, from 2005 to 2010 as she flailed, failed and forced her way up the rungs of the Hollywood ladder. Along the way, she met plenty of celebs on rungs both above and below her own. In her new book, Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins she details many of them, including a meeting with the president-elect. She will be signing copies of her new memoir at Kepler’s. (NV)

There’s no doubt that 2016 has been a shitty year. But singersongwriter Israel Sanchez hasn’t let that keep him down. The local purveyor of “dark acoustic” jams has been on his grind the past 11 months, racking up a total of 105 shows along the way. Fans of his brooding melodies, moody chords and heavy drum loops won’t want to miss show 106, where Sanchez plans to release his brand new LP, The Amaranth. A longtime student of live looping, Sanchez created about 90 percent of the sounds on the new full-length using just his Martin acoustic guitar and an array of effects pedals. (NV)

Legendary Los Angeles punk rockers X have always distinguished themselves from other bands of their era through the rock-solid drumming of DJ Bonebrake, the guitar virtuosity of Billy Zoom and the poetic lyrics and intimate vocal interplay of John Doe and Exene Cervenka. Doe recently published Under the Big Black Sun, a book exploring the history of the seminal L.A. punk scene. It’s a fascinating read. X is celebrating their upcoming 40th anniversary with a string of special shows this month. They come to town with support from the jangly, SoCal surf-garage outfit Small Wigs. (SM)

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Based on the 2003 hit movie by Tim Firth—the play (also written by Firth) has, since its 2008 premier, run continuously on London’s West End, spawning clones around the world. Now for its holiday schedule, City Lights has taken up Calendar Girls to hilarious effect. In case you are one of the four people who haven’t seen the movie, here’s a quick plot synopsis:

The play opens in the village of Knapely, Yorkshire, at a Women’s Institute meeting in a church hall. A group of ladies are practicing tai chi to another’s church hymn accompaniment. The sight is both strange and silly, setting the tone for the rest of the play. That’s when Anne’s husband, John, appears and shocks the group with his dramatic weight loss. The ladies’ subsequent compliments hide a real dread, and before long he is dead from leukemia. Anne finds solace in her women’s group—which decides, after some prodding from her friend Chris, to assemble a nude calendar to raise money for cancer research. The idea strikes most of the group as

preposterous; but as Chris reminds them “the last phase of a flower is the most glorious.” The calendar becomes an overnight success—a global phenomenon, in fact. What the ladies had thought would be a trifling—if sultry—act of goodwill, spirals out of their control. It forces each of them to confront their own demons and resentments. As often is the case with an ensemble cast, it can be hard to differentiate between the rapidlyspeaking characters. Yet, to their credit, each actor stands out as an individual personality without transforming into a stereotype. Jessie, played by RuthE Stein, is a former schoolteacher and the oldest of the group—and, as such, possesses the most wisdom. Her hysterical “ruminations” are muted by her unflinching sarcasm. Karen DeHart as Celia is delightfully scandalous—but at the right moments. She also exudes

a confidence and an innate elegance not seen in the other characters. Chris, played by Anne Younan, is a sardonic jester, working as a foil for the more serious (and bereaved) Anne (played by Deb Anderson). While charismatic and funny, Chris has a deeper sense of cynicism that rears its head by the finale. Jeremy Ryan, as Lawrence, plays the determined and awkward, but nevertheless professional photographer, who fumbles through the nude photoshoot, running out of the room every time one of the ladies undresses. The standout performance comes from Mary Lou Torre, who plays Ruth. Her utter lack of a sense of a humor tickles the audience; her droll, polite, even strange, behavior makes her hilariously endearing and—oddly—the most palpably real character in the play. The show is both warmhearted and as dry as gin, a hard combination to pull off without some awkwardness—and it takes a few moments for the ensemble to find its groove. But when it does, the play becomes hugely entertaining. For such a tightly controlled play, there is a sense of spontaneity that devolves into rambunctiousness—though in a resolutely British way. The spare but precise use of stage elements, props and lighting come together to, if not transport you to Yorkshire, certainly make you forget you’re in San Jose. Elements like a Westlife T-shirt and a TESCO bag are the cherry on top. The true story of Northern English women baring their breasts for a good cause has become a self-fulfilling prophecy, whereby real women (including a middle-aged friend of mine in Oxfordshire) have made the film real by creating their own charitable calendars. To this reviewer, it’s the sentiment of finding the best in even the worst situation that has endured through all its iterations. City Lights’ production of Calendar Girls is a bitingly hilarious, poignant and life-affirming comedy.

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The benefit—originally called the Frida and Friends Fuzzy Blanket Drive—started when Gonzalez worked the front desk at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos. With winter approaching and a rescue dog of her own, she knew that the local shelters needed more support in keeping animals warm. So she solicited requests for blankets from the school’s parents. It was such a success that it became an annual tradition, moving from Hillbrook to The Cinebar and eventually Seeing Things Gallery. Named in honor of her 13 year-old shepherd—originally rescued from a garbage can in Las Vegas—Frida & Friends not only brings greater exposure to the gallery, but reflects upon Gonzalez’s love of animals. “It broke my heart knowing that if I hadn’t come in and adopted Frida, she would been stuck in freezing conditions,” Gonzalez says. “It’s just my way of giving back.” It’s the biggest event of the year for Seeing Things, though Tanju says there’s always room for growth. “You never know, we might have a massive thing someday, but it’s pretty massive to us already, says Tanju. “Frida & Friends is the event that means the most to us.” —Tad Malone


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Slow Burn DIGGING DEEP The pain is palpable in Casey Affleck’s fantastic ‘Manchester By The Sea’ performance.

Casey Affleck earns Oscar buzz in ‘Manchester By The Sea’ BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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EOPLE ARE praising Casey Affleck’s acting in Manchester By the Sea, and he’ll probably get the Oscar for it—it’s a solid, often surprising, sometimes monotonously drilling performance. Affleck’s usually cracked voice is sure and under control. He can be menacing and enigmatic at times, playing a character who has all but tattooed himself with the mark of Cain. The mild yet ominous stare gives way, when his character, Lee,

drinks—devolving into a sucker punch at a local bar, or a fist through a pane of glass. Affleck’s Lee has sentenced himself to a cell-like basement apartment in Quincy, Massachusetts. He’s the handyman at a homely complex of brick apartments. Even a menial job can be lightened by human contact, but Lee resists conversations. A cute tenant (Quincy Tyler Bernstine) confesses her crush on Lee to a friend on the phone, not realizing Lee is in earshot. He doesn’t respond. Ultimately this handyman is forced by an unexpected death to return to the small coastal town that he left in disgrace years before. Due to a surprise in his brother’s will, Lee has been saddled with the guardianship

of the 16-year-old nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges) whom Lee hasn’t really seen in a decade or so. Writer director Kenneth Lonergan has made masterpieces. I don’t think Manchester By the Sea is one. Compared to the startling, againstthe-grain view of a too-sure-of-herself adolescent in Margaret, or the shifts of moods and rays of hope in You Can Count On Me, this is a straightforward lament. It advertises its seriousness, with Handel sobbing on the soundtrack and the sad prettiness of its snowscapes and seascapes. Sudden and inexplicable death unites his three directorial efforts, but if there’s one thing that Lonergan does particularly well, it’s watching adolescents…or the adults who haven’t totally outgrown their adolescence, like Mark Ruffalo’s character in You Can Count On Me. Patrick is such an acutely observed teen, with no special potential, and

capable of minor trouble. He’s a bruiser on the hockey rink, and he plays in a band. (Someone on his talent-free garage ensemble was sharp enough to crack a dictionary and select the name “Stentorian” for the group.) The contrast of his lightness to the somber Lee keeps winning the day. Patrick’s sudden flashes of childish helplessness seem true. Thanks to the clumsily integrated flashbacks, the night Lee had his heart burned out seems blatant, as riggedup as an anecdote in a temperance melodrama. To its credit, Manchester by the Sea doesn’t resolve this matter with slickness. The healing isn’t instantaneous, the result of, let us say, the appealing kid or the entrance of a manic pixie dream girl. But Lonergan does ratify Lee’s depressed funk and Catholic guilt, honoring its impenetrability. Nobody can really crack Lee’s shell, even the ex-wife reaching out to him. She’s played by Michelle Williams, with a monologue that looks like a highlight, mostly because of the tremendous speed with which she reaches its apex. It’s turn-on-a-dime acting. Other major female characters not up to Lee’s solemness: Gretchen Mol as Patrick’s mother, who was once a degenerate drunk and now is living the clean life, married to a steady Connecticut bore. He’s played by Lonergan regular Matthew Broderick, the most Caucasian actor alive. Cut off from women he can trust—the young girls in his life are just for play— Patrick has a reason for bonding. The two men are happiest on the family fishing boat where they’re really free. In those boating scenes, it’s easy to sink into movie pleasure and ignore the circumstances of their bonding. Rather than grounds for tragedy, it seems like the springboard of an old sitcom. In contrast with Lonergan’s previous films, there’s not so much counterpoint with the women’s point of view. When you have a mostly male movie, the men are always going to be in the right somehow: their sullenness is honorable, not to be disturbed.

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Jeff Nichols has crafted a superbly delicate biopic of the couple behind Loving v. Virginia, the case that overruled the last U.S. law against interracial marriage. It’s understated, avoiding all the clichés of the heroism of a battle for justice. The Lovings were uncommon people. They were from a small corner of Caroline County, Virginia, where the locals were a mix of Cherokees, whites and blacks. The bricklayer and shadetree mechanic Richard Loving (Australian actor Joel Edgerton) is a man of less than a few words. His African-American spouse, Mildred (Ruth Negga), is similarly softspoken. As the movie progresses we see her getting bolder, sticking with the multiyear court battle. If every character has an arc in the movie, Mildred is the one who ascends, talking to the reporters’ cameras: “I know we have some enemies, but we have some friends, too.” Richard Loving himself is the steadfast character, registering the wrongness of the situation by increments, through sidelong glances, and silence. The movie is free of both self-righteousness and forced parallels to today’s marriage equality battles. Just when we expect foxy New York lawyers who’ll catalyze the story’s injustice, we see a couple of undersized, nebbishy representatives of the ACLU. (It’s Nichols’ regular Michael Shannon who does the catalyzing: he plays the Life magazine photographer who took the famous photo of the Lovings cuddling and laughing on the couch.) Adam Stone’s almost luxuriously verdant 35mm photography brings home what it means to be uprooted from the country. Nichols returns to images of Loving bricklaying at work: appropriate for the brickby-brick quality of how justice is sought, built upon, and finally delivered. (RvB)

narrative wends its way through the plot of self-doubts, voyage and initiation from an elder. (Rachel House of Hunt for the Wilderpeople does the voices of the grandma, who delivers one important piece of information and then leaves.) The cartoon is light on surprises, other than the antics of a cockeyed feral rooster who comes along for the long catamaran ride: “If you wear a dress and have an animal companion, you’re a princess” says Maui, which, far from poking fun at the new traditions of a Disney cartoon, just shows how formulaic it’s all become.) The numbers by Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton go in one ear and out the other. And it’s undervillained, in episodes a giant crab, encrusted with bling, sings of the showstoppers, “Shiny”; too late in the picture arrived a fire god that was more my idea of what dread Dormammu would look like than the way he actually did in Doctor Strange. Villains really make a Disney picture, and the moment of the flaming colossus touching the waves with a fiery hand, and

drawing it back as if it had been burned by the water itself, gave this adventure a little more stature. Johnson, who can be a very witty actor, doesn’t get much room in the conception of the mighty blowhard with a defeatist streak. (RvB)

PSYCHOTRONIX FILM FESTIVAL

Return of the 16mm hodgepodge of commercials— “the vinyl of visuals—Scopitone reels (the mindbending relics of the video-jukebox of the 1960s, usually featuring the terrifically built songbird Joi Lansing), and other oddities unavailable on any other format. Come prepared to laugh at formerly cutting-edge special effects and ridiculously selfserious advertisements. It sells out; arrive early. Proceeds go to benefit KFJC 89.7FM. (Plays Dec 3 at 7pm in Los Altos Hills at Room 5015, Foothill College. $5 admission and $3 for parking.) (RvB)

OVATION!

Henry Jaglom’s most limber film in years, Ovation is still quite sturdy. The 78-year-old filmmaker,

career problems. In this ensemble, Frederick shines as brightly as Jaglom always hoped she would in their previous collaborations. Her gift is vivaciousness, not oldmovie glamour, and the former is what Frederick shows here. Jaglom always had a creative rivalry with Woody Allen, and this has more energy and purpose than Allen has had of late. Maybe it’s about the hill-of-beans problems of actors trying to hang on to a failing theater, but his ear is open to the kind of talk that goes on, and there’s unforced warmth and humor in this. (RvB)

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a godfather or grandfather to the independent film movement, focuses on a little Santa Monica theater, which is wrapping up its last performances of The Rainmaker. Maggie (Tanna Frederick), who has the role Katharine Hepburn had in the movie version of the play, is being courted by the temptation of a television series. (“This is the greatest gift I will ever give you,” says an exec, handing her a script.) The matter of whether Maggie will sell out her art is folded nicely into the problems of the other actors dealing with jealousy and

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Psych Out REFORMED PUNKS Much of the Dead Heavens crew has a background in early hardcore music.

Dead Heavens craft psychedelic ’70s grooves with a fresh twist BY AVI SALEM

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HOUGH THE NAME might not ring a bell, fans of early East Coast hardcore will likely recognize at least some of the personnel behind New York rockers Dead Heavens.

The group is composed of singer and guitarist Walter Schreifels, formerly of Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today and Quicksand; guitarist Paul Kostabi of White Zombie and Youth Gone Mad; drummer Drew Thomas of Youth of Today and Into Another;

and bassist Nathan Aguilar, formerly of indie-rock group Cults. But don’t expect the band to conjure the kind of spastic mosh pit mayhem that the constituent members inspired back in the late ’80s and early ’90s. With their psychedelic-blues riffs and shoegaze textures, Dead Heavens have more in common with Cream, My Bloody Valentine and Black Sabbath than they do with Converge, The Blood and Black Flag. “That’s kind of how Dead Heavens came to be—all of our different influences and styles came together naturally and fluidly,” says Aguilar, who first met Schreifels

back in 2011 at a music festival in England. “None of us ever said, ‘Let’s start a psychedelic rock band,’ it just happened organically, which was exciting.” The group’s upcoming performance at The Ritz will be a one-off headlining show for the group, which is currently touring the West Coast in support of CRX, a rock band led by Nick Valensi, guitarist for The Strokes. Though the band has only released a total of six songs on three 7” singles, Aguilar says Dead Heavens have plenty of material to fill out their set. They are planning to release their debut LP sometime next year, he continues—adding that with all members contributing, they may even have enough songs to crank out a sophomore record shortly thereafter. “Walter is pretty amazing when it

comes to coming up with not only solid riffs, but vocal melodies and lyrics,” Aguilar says. “The bulk of it is based on his ideas, but we all have our own personalities that we bring into it: I’m very much into loud, sonic soundscapes, so I use a lot of effects and loops; Drew has a very laid-back, groovy ’60s drumming style that he brings in; and Paul is a wizard on the guitar, so we all riff here and there but it’s very much a collaborative process between all of us.” In addition to drawing inspiration from ’60s garage and ’70s proto-metal, Dead Heavens are also looking to older recording and promotion models in an effort to keep fans interested in a noisy and fractured digital landscape. Following the lead of The Beatles, Aguilar explains the band aims to release a single and B-side every three months and a full-length record every six months. It’s quite a rigorous schedule. “We all have our hands in different things, but were all very much focused on this,” he says. “When we’re back in New York, we’re practicing every other day or we’re up at Paul’s studio recording and jamming. But we also all hang out a lot. It’s really cool to be in a band with your best friends.” That group cohesion shows itself in Dead Heavens’ ability to bring the diverse backgrounds, influences and sounds of each member into harmony. For example: the band’s 2016 recording of Can’s “I’m So Green” is a polished and masterful reworking of the original that maintains the song’s integrity while adding new psychedelic soundscapes and lush guitar tones. Listening to the band’s short but sweet sampling of releases only leaves the listener eager for more. As for the future, Aguilar says he and his bandmates are just as eager to deliver new tunes to their fans. “We all really love this band,” he says. “And we hope to succeed and make it something that’s awesome for everyone.”

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Rock/Pop/ Hip-Hop THE BACK BAR SOFA

Every Wed, 9pm: Open Mic Cypher, feat. Hip-hop, Jungle, Soul, Reggae, Dubstep, Trap, BreakBeat, House and more. Fri, Dec 2, 9pm, Hip-Hop for Haiti w/ Landon Wordswell, Three Dimensional Crew, Steely Nash & Audio Drew. Sat, Dec 3, 2pm, “Botz Battles” MC Damnit vs Jimmy Hopkins. Live Music: Modern Sons, Medicine Jar and Sika. San Jose.

BRANHAM LOUNGE

Fri, 10pm: Quality Control (indie, rock and hip hop). Every Wed, 10pm: Whiskey Wednesday. Every Thu, 10pm: The Weekend Warmup with DJ Sean Black. San Jose.

Every Mon: Live Music Jam with Dana’s Band. Every Wed: Live Music Jam Funk with Michael “B” Band. Every Thu: Live Music Jam Funk with Vicious Groove. Every Sun: Live Music Jam with Michael “T.” Fri, Dec 2, 8:30pm: WWWT. Sat, Dec 3, 8:30pm: Audo Bender. Sunnyvale.

RED ROCK COFFEE Fri, Dec 2, 8pm: New Spell & Anton Barbeau. Fri, Dec 3, 8pm: Rabbit Quinn. Mountain View.

THE RITZ Thu, Dec 1, 8pm: Diplo. Fri, Dec 2, 8pm: Rock A Mile In Her Shoes w/ Miles Schon & Northern Rebels. Sat, Dec 3, 8pm: Reggae Winter Wonderland w/ Fina Love, Servant, Maeli & DJ Hi Grade. San Jose.

SAP CENTER Sun, Dec 4, 7pm: Juan Gabriel.

BRIT ARMS ALMADEN

Every Thu: DJ Maniakal. San Jose.

BRITANNIA ARMS DOWNTOWN

Every Thu: DJ Benofficial. Every Fri: DJ Radio Raheem. Every Sat: DJ Ready Rock. San Jose.

THE CARAVAN

Every first Tue of the month 9:30 pm: Not So Trivial Tuesday Rock DJ Set. San Jose.

EAST COAST ALICE

Sat, Dec 3, 8pm, Mary Ellen & Thom Duell. Saratoga.

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.

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.

THE QUARTER NOTE

STREETLIGHT RECORDS Sat, Dec 3, 4pm: Israel Sanchez. San Jose.

WOODHAMS LOUNGE

More listings:

METROACTIVE.COM 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. Sat, Dec 3, 8pm: Kavanaugh Brothers Celtic Experience. San Jose.

CAFE PINK HOUSE

Every Sat, 2pm-3:30pm: Saturday Live Music Hangout. Thu, Dec 1, 7:30pm: Jasmin Daya Singh, Fri, Dec 2, 7:30pm: Octobop. Sat, Dec 3, 7:30pm: Antoin Schwartz feat. Inga Swearingen. Sun, Dec 4, 7:30pm: Gail Dobson. Saratoga.

THE CATS

Every Sun: Joe Ferrara (jazz). Wed, Nov 30, 7pm: Bobby Love and Sugar Sweet. Thu, Dec 1, 7pm: Sound Decision. Fri, Dec 2, 8pm: Hootenanny. Sat, Dec 3, 8pm: Private Label. Los Gatos.

CLUB FOX

Every Wed: Club Fox Blues Jam. Every Fri: Salsa Spot. Wed, Nov 30, 6pm: The Mighty Mike Schermer Band. Redwood City.

First and Second Fri, 9:30pm: Live PRO Jam. Third and Fourth Fri: Live bands. Santa Clara.

HUKILAU

Jazz/Blues/ World

Every Tue: MikeB Interactive Jam. Wed-Sun: Live Music. Every Fri: Latin Rock Nights. Sat, Dec 3, 9pm: Jahny Wallz with special guest Ron Rios. Sun, Dec 4, 9pm: Mike Pz & The Associates. San Jose.

ANGELICA’S BISTRO Every Tue: Jazz Tuesdays and Open Mic Night. Thu, Dec 1, 7:30pm: Pamela Rose and Her Swinging Band with Glenn Walters. Sun, Dec 4, 7:30pm: Mike Galisatus Band featuring Duane Lawrence. Tue, Dec 6, 7:30pm: The Denny Berthiuame Trio with Catherine Seidel and Stan Grabowski. Redwood City.

ART BOUTIKI Every Sun: Live Jazz Show. Sat, Dec 3, 7:30pm: Skyway View. San Jose.

CAFE STRITCH

Fri-Sat, 8pm: Hawaiian music.

JJ’S BLUES

LITTLE LOU’S BBQ

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

LOUISIANA BISTRO

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

MONTALVO ARTS CENTER

Thu, Dec 1, 7:30pm: Jesse Harris. Fri Dec 2, 8pm: Soul 4 the Season. Sun Dec 4, 4pm: Hymns of Hawai’i. Saratoga.

MOROCCO’S

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

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

CAFFE FRASCATI

MURPHY’S LAW

Every Tue, 7pm: Open Mic Night. Every Wed, 7:30pm:

Every Mon: Monday Night Blues Jam. Sunnyvale.

HOPPING ALONG Rabbit Quinn brings her piano-driven rock to Red Rock Coffee.

NUMBER ONE BROADWAY Every Wed night: J.C. Smith Jam. Los Gatos.

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

POOR HOUSE BISTRO

PIONEER SALOON

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

ST. STEPHENS GREEN

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

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

Wed, Nov 30, 9pm: California Cowboys. Fremont.

C&W/Folk BLUE ROCK SHOOT

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

LITTLE LOU’S BBQ

Every First and Fourth Tue, 7pm: Bi-Polar Bears. Every First Wed, 7pm: Dennis Dove. Every Second and Fourth Wed, 7pm: Scott Goldberg. Every Thu, 7:30pm: Aki’s Original Thursday Night Blue Jams. Fri, Dec. 2, 8pm: Amy Lou and The Wild Ones. Campbell.

MISSION PIZZA

Fri, Dec 2, 7-10pm: Cimmaron Rose Band. Fremont.

ORCHARD VALLEY COFFEE Every Thu: Acoustic Music

Open Mic/ Comedy ANGELICA’S BISTRO

Every Tue, 7:30pm Open Mic. Hosted by Pete Sommer. Redwood City.

BACK BAR

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

CAFFE FRASCATI

SAM'S BBQ

Every Tue, 7pm: Open mic. Every Wed, 7:30pm: Commedia Comedy Night. San Jose.

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. Leftover Crew. Wed, Nov 30, 6pm: Matt & George and Their Pleasant Valley Boys. Tue, Dec 6, 6pm: Bean Creek. San Jose.

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Wed, Nov 30, 7pm: Booby Love and Sugar Sweet. Thu, Dec 1, 7pm: Sound Decision. Fri, Dec 2, 8pm: Hootenanny. Sat, Dec 3, Private Label. Los Gatos.

Fri, 9pm, Sat, 7pm and 9:15pm: Comedy Sportz. San Jose.

CARAVAN

Every Wed: The Caravan Lounge Comedy Show with host Mr. Walker. San Jose.

CHARLEY’S LG

Every Wed, 7pm: Open Mic

IMPROV

Thu-Sat, Dec 1-3, Various Times: Rodman. San Jose. Mon-Fri, 5:30pm-9pm: Open Mic. San Jose.

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Powerful Sonic Ray GEMMA RAY is one of those singer-songwriters whose saturated, soulful sound is at once eerily familiar and yet completely distinct from anything else in today’s pop music landscape. Pulling from a range of influences and sound textures—including Pink Floyd, ’60s girl groups and the musical scores of John Barry—Ray’s sonic palate is unquestionably her own, which is why it might be best to allow her to describe it. Gemma Ray “My music is a genuine expression and an extension of myself,” she says of her “psychedelic torch singer” sound. “I never set out Mon, 7pm to be a certain genre or pursue a set type of music, but I guess Anno Domini, there’s always been a psychedelic element in what I do—that’s a San Jose consistent thing—and I suppose I am kind of a soul singer.” The UK-born, Berlin-based multi-instrumentalist makes her San Jose debut at the Anno Domini art gallery in SoFA, where she’ll perform songs from her latest release, The Exodus Suite, along with selections from her six previous albums. Recorded entirely live, The Exodus Suite is a reflection of Ray’s multifarious talents as a musician and songwriter and highlights a somber, harmonically rich sound. Tracked in a small studio, tucked away inside an empty airport in Berlin, the emotions captured on the album play into the circumstances under which the record was put together; at the time, the abandoned airport was housing Syrian refugees who ended up playing an unexpected role on the sound of the finished recording. “The way I recorded the album was very live, and I think a lot of the sound of the children playing or just general noise from the hangar below worked its way into the vocal mics,” Ray explains. “So, physically, a lot of that experience was captured into the live recording. It was very strange to have that insight into the situation.” Though Ray’s music isn’t political by any stretch, politics can’t help but play a part in the tone of The Exodus Suite, which at times sounds and feels like the soundtrack to a movie. Though her sound has evolved over the years, her compositions have always maintained the quality of a film score, once the vocals are taken stripped away. “I’ve always written songs from a visual place,” she say. “And I’m trying to create a picture with my sound.” —Avi Salem

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF GARY ROBERT WEBER, AKA GARY ROBERT BONNOYER CASE NO. 16PR179910

To all heirs, beneficiaries creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of: GARY ROBERT WEBER, AKA GARY ROBERT BONNOYER. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: James J. Ramoni, Public Administrator of Santa Clara County 40 in the Superior Court of California, County of: SANTA CLARA. 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 Engineer/Sr Design the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This at Milpitas, CA: authority will allow the personal representative to Resp for actions designwithout and development of take many obtaining court approval. high management Beforeperformance taking certain verypower important actions, however, ICs including DC/DCwill converters, Linear the personal representative be required to Regulators, LED Drivers, Isolated give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice orEmail consented the[ proposed action.) Converters. restoto mailto:hr@ The independent administration authority willtobejob linear.com ]hr@linear.com. Refer granted unless interested person files an objection #1067 whenanapply. ~Linear Technology to the petition and shows good cause why the court Corporation. should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held on January 9, 2017, at 9 a.m. in Member Dept. 10 locatedof at 191Technical NORTH FIRST STREET, SAN JOSE, CA, at 95113.San IF YOUJose, OBJECTCA: to the granting of Staff the petition, you should appear at the Design & develop features forhearing the and state your objections or file written objections with Nutanix manageability platform that the court before the hearing. Your appearance may interacts Nutanix Core Services. be in personwith or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A Mail resume to Nutanix, Inc, 1740 CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, Technology Dr,claim Suite Sanand Jose, CA you must file your with150, the court mail a 95110. Attn: HR representative Job#1027-1.appointed by copy to the personal the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of/first issuance of letters to a general Hostess Server Wanted personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) Deluxe Eatery & Drinkery. for a of the California Probate Code, or (2)looking 60 days from weekend host or and a daytime the date of mailing or hostess personal delivery to you of a server. Server is 3-4 days a California week with notice under section 9052 of the Probate more shifts available over Holidays. Code.Other California statutes andthe legal authority If may affect your rightsin aswith a creditor. You may want interested come resume and askto consult an attorney knowledgeable in California to talkwith to David or Chad between 2-4. law.E. YOU MAY EXAMINE St. the file 71 San Fernando SJ 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 ENGINEERING DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of Broadcom Corporation a Senior estate assets or of any petitionhas or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. Ain Request for Special Manager, R&D opening San Jose, Notice is available from the court clerk. Attorney CA toform provide technical &managerial of petitioner:toMark A. Gonzalez, Leaddevelopment. Deputy County direction projects in ASIC Counsel,directs OFFICE&may OF THE COUNTY COUNSEL, Often participate in the373 West Julian Street, Suite 300, San Jose, CA, 95110 408development of multidimensional designs 758-4200 (Pub CC 11/30, 12/07, 12/14/2016)

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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: Andrea Lorraine Dorey. 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 the ThugWorldRecords.com decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to Thug explosive labelfor probate.World The will Records and any codicils are available based out in ofthe San CA examination fileJose kept by thewith court.Tmajor he petition features lil Wayne E-40 the Ghetto requests authority to administer estate under Politician Punish. 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Vuong Truc Le, 5910 Exeter Court, San Jose, CA, 95138, NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER Ha Thuan Ngo, 4446 Sil Verberry Drive. San Jose, CA, ESTATE MARK PASCOE KELLY. CASE 95136. ThisOF business is being conducted by a General Partnership. Registrant began transacting business under NO. 16PR178443 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MARK the fictitious business name or names listed herein on PASCOE KELLY. CASEVuong NO. 16PR178443To all heirs beneficiaries 10/31/2016. /s/Gia Truc Le This statement was creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise filed with the County oforSanta Clara County onKELLY. be interested in the will orClerk estate, both of: MARK PASCOE Metro 11/23,filed 11/30, 12/07,J.12/14/2016) A10/31/2016. Petition for (pub Probate has been by: James Ramoni, Public Administrator of the County of Santa Clara in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara.The Petition for Probate requests FICTITIOUS BUSINESS that James J. Ramoni, Public Administrator of the County of Santa Clara be appointed as personal representative to administer NAME #623411 the estate ofSTATEMENT the decedent. The petition requests authority to The following person(s) (are) doingAdministration business as:of administer the estate under theisIndependent Estates (This authority personalSTE representative MiamiAct. Liquor & Food,will 876allow Thethe Alameda, A, San to takeCA, many actionsMerhawit without obtaining court approval. Before Jose, 95126, T Freslassie, 529 Satatoga taking certain very important actions, however, the personal Ave., Apt 4, Santa 95050, E. Demssia, representative will be Clara, requiredCA, to give noticeAbey to interested persons unless they consented to the 1081 Newhall St.,have Aptwaived 3, Sannotice Jose,orCA, 95126. This proposed The independent administration will businessaction.) is being conducted by a generalauthority partnership. be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the Registrant has not begun transacting business petition and shows goodyet cause why the court should not grant under the fictitious business name or names listed authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 28, 2016, at This 9 a.m.statement in Dept. 10 located at 191 herein.November /s/Abey Demssia was filed NORTH FIRST STREET, SAN JOSE, CA, 95113. IF YOU OBJECT with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing 11/14/2016. Metro 11/30, 12/07, 12/14/2016) and state your(pub objections or 11/23, 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 FICTITIOUS decedent, you mustBUSINESS file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the NAME STATEMENT #622829 later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, defined in The following person(s) is (are) doingas business as:section Water 58(b) the McLaughlin California Probate (2) 60 fromLoc theLoung, date Spa, of 1060 Ave.,Code, SanorJose, Ca,days 95122, of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 2029 Arizana Ave., Miplitas, CA, 95035. This business 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes is conducted by anmay individual. Registrant not yet and legal authority affect your rights as ahas creditor. Youbegun may want to consultbusiness with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. transacting under the fictitious business name YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person or names listed herein. /s/Loc Loung This statement was interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request filed withNotice the County Clerk ofofSanta Clara onand for Special (form DE-154) the filing of anCounty inventory appraisal of estate of any11/16, petition or account as provided 10/26/2016. (pubassets Metroor11/09, 11/23, 11/30/2016) in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: MARK A. GONZALEZ, LeadBUSINESS Deputy County Counsel, OFFICE OF THE FICTITIOUS COUNTY COUNSEL, 373 West Julian Street, Suite 300, San Jose, CA, NAME STATEMENT 95110, Telephone: 408-758-4200#622590 (Pub CC, 11/02, 11/09, 11/16/2016)

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Van Hoa Lam, individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting 979 Story Rd., #7087, San Jose, Ca, 95122, Nuh Thuan Lam, Quoc business the fictitious business name or names Anh Nguyen,under 608 Giraudo Dr., San Jose, CA, 95111. This business islisted conducted by an married couple.Registrant hasThis not yet begun herein. /s/Maria Eugenia Barocio statement transacting the fictitious names was filedbusiness with theunder County Clerk ofbusiness Santaname ClaraorCounty listed herein. Refile of previous file #620681 with changes. /s/Nhu on 10/18/2016. (pub Metro 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, Clerk 12/07/2016) Thuan Lam This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara County on 10/18/2016. (pub Metro 10/26, 11/02, 11/09, 11/16/2016)

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Free Spirit, 380 Jose,CA, CA,95113, 95110, Francisco Garcia. S.Dr., 1st3124, Street,San San Jose, Michael R. Hill, 8093 E. Zayante ThisFelton, business is being conducted by an individual. Rd., CA, 95018. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant hashas not yet transacting business under the Registrant notbegun yet begun transacting business fictitious business namebusiness or names listed herein. /s/Michael R. under the fictitious name or names listed Hill This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara herein.onRefile of previous file #FBN with County 10/24/2016. (pub Metro 11/02, 11/09,622103 11/16, 11/23/2016)

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #623327 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Rent-a-Lab, 7672 Santa Maria Ct., Gilroy, CA, 95020, Little Brothers Construction, 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/Daniel S. Little CEO #C3175831 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 11/08/2016. (pub Metro 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/07/2016)

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Skyline Supply Company, 2. Skyline Center, 3. Skyline Supplies, 170 South Autumn Street, San Jose, CA, 95110, Travis Cotti, 14661 Tumbleweed Lane, Royal Oaks, CA, 95076, Jonathan Guzman, 317 Tideway Drive, Alameda, CA, 94501, Vince Rivero, 3585 Sandpebble Drive, San Jose, CA, 95136. This business is being conducted by a joint venture. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 11/14/2016. /s/Travis Cott. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 11/14/2016. (pub Metro 11/23, 11/30, 12/07, 12/14/2016)

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Poke Xpress, 1236 S. Abel St., Milpitas, CA, 95035, Jong Ho Lee, 2405 Woodard Rd., #217, San Jose, CA, 95124, Kong S. Lee, 904 Eleanor Way, Sunnyvale, CA, 94087. This business is being conducted by a general partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereinon 11/17/2016. /s/Lee Jong Ho This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 11/17/2016. (pub Metro 11/23, 11/30, 12/07, 12/14/2016)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #623047 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: HA’S ATM, 2627 Senter Rd., San Jose, CA, 95111, HA T NGO, 4446 Silverberry Dr., San JOse, CA, 95136. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 10/31/2016. /s/HA T NGO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/31/2016. (pub Metro 11/23, 11/30, 12/07, 12/14/2016)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #622483 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: DMG Hauling and Salvage Materials, 4028 Avignon Lane, San Jose, CA, 95135, David Goldstein. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 9/14/2016. /s/David Goldstein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/14/2016. (pub Metro 11/09, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30/2016)

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December is “I Accept and Love and Celebrate Myself Exactly How I Am Right Now” Month. To galvanize yourself, play around with this declaration by Oscarwinning Taurus actress Audrey Hepburn: “I'm a long way from the human being I'd like to be, but I've decided I'm not so bad after all.” Here are other thoughts to draw on during the festivities: 1. “If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone.”—Barbara De Angelis. 2. “The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.” —E. E. Cummings. 3. “To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.”—Sandra Bierig. 4. “We cannot change anything until we accept it.”—Carl Jung.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Are your collaborative

projects (including the romantic kind) evolving at a slower pace than you expected? Have they not grown as deep and strong as you’ve wished they would? If so, I hope you're perturbed about it. Maybe that will motivate you to stop tolerating the stagnation. Here's my recommendation: Don’t adopt a more serious and intense attitude. Instead, get loose and frisky. Inject a dose of blithe spirits into your togetherness, maybe even some high jinks and rowdy experimentation. The cosmos has authorized you to initiate ingenious surprises.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): I don’t recommend that you buy a cat-o’-nine-tails and whip yourself in a misguided effort to exorcise your demons. The truth is, those insidious troublemakers exult when you abuse yourself. They draw perverse sustenance from it. In fact, their strategy is to fool you into treating yourself badly. So, no. If you hope to drive away the saboteurs huddled in the sacred temple of your psyche, your best bet is to shower yourself with tender care, even luxurious blessings. The pests won’t like that, and—if you commit to this crusade for an extended time—they will eventually flee. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel García Márquez loved yellow roses. He often had a fresh bloom on his writing desk as he worked, placed there every morning by his wife, Mercedes Barcha. In accordance with the astrological omens, I invite you to consider initiating a comparable ritual. Is there a touch of beauty you would like to inspire you on a regular basis? It there a poetic gesture you could faithfully perform for a person you love? VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “For a year I watched as

something entered and then left my body,” testified Jane Hirshfield in her poem “The Envoy.” What was that mysterious something? Terror or happiness? She didn’t know. Nor could she decipher “how it came in” or “how it went out.” It hovered “where words could not reach it. It slept where light could not go.” Her experience led her to conclude, “There are openings in our lives of which we know nothing.” I bring this meditation to your attention, Virgo, because I suspect you are about to tune in to a mysterious opening. But unlike Hirshfield, I think you’ll figure out what it is. And then you will respond to it with verve and intelligence.

By ROB BREZSNY week of November 30

Be seduced by sources that emanate light and heat. Gravitate toward what's fresh, blossoming, just in its early stages.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): According to traditional astrology, you Scorpios are not prone to optimism. You’re more often portrayed as connoisseurs of smoldering enigmas and shadowy intrigue and deep questions. But one of the most creative and successful Scorpios of the 20th century did not completely fit this description. French artist Claude Monet was renowned for his delightful paintings of sensuous outdoor landscapes. “Every day I discover even more beautiful things,” he testified. "It is intoxicating me, and I want to paint it all. My head is bursting.” Monet is your patron saint in the coming weeks. You will have more potential to see as he did than you’ve had in a long time.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A journalist dared composer John Cage to summarize himself “in a nutshell." Cage said, “Get yourself out of whatever cage you find yourself in.” He might have added, “Avoid the nutshells that anyone tries to put you in.” This is always fun work to attend to, of course, but I especially recommend it to you Sagittarians right now. You’re in the time of year that’s close to the moment when you first barged out of your mom’s womb, where you had been housed for months. The coming weeks will be an excellent phase to attempt a similar if somewhat less extravagant trick. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Hundreds of

years ago, the Catholic Church’s observance of Lent imposed a heavy burden. During this six-week period, extending from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, believers were expected to cleanse their sins through acts of self-denial. For example, they weren’t supposed to eat meat on Fridays. Their menus could include fish, however. And this loophole was expanded even further in the 17th century when the church redefined beavers as being fish. (They swim well, after all.) I’m in favor of you contemplating a new loophole in regard to your own self-limiting behaviors, Capricorn. Is there a taboo you observe that no longer makes perfect sense? Out of habit, do you deny yourself a pleasure or indulgence that might actually be good for you? Wriggle free of the constraints.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “The Pacific Ocean was overflowing the borders of the map,” wrote Pablo Neruda in his poem “The Sea.” “There was no place to put it,” he continued. “It was so large, wild and blue that it didn’t fit anywhere. That's why it was left in front of my window.” This passage is a lyrical approximation of what your life could be like in 2017. In other words, lavish, elemental, expansive experiences will be steadily available to you. Adventures that may have seemed impossibly big and unwieldy in the past will be just the right size. And it all begins soon. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “I have a deep fear of being too much,” writes poet Michelle K. “That one day I will find my someone, and they will realize that I am a hurricane. That they will step back and be intimidated by my muchness.” Given the recent astrological omens, Pisces, I wouldn’t be shocked if you've been having similar feelings. But now here's the good news: Given the astrological omens of the next nine months, I suspect the odds will be higher than usual that you’ll encounter brave souls who will be able to handle your muchness. They may or may not be soulmates or your one-and-only. I suggest you welcome them as they are, with all of their muchness. Homework: If you had a baby clone of yourself to take care of, what would be your child-rearing strategy? Tell me at Freewillastrology.com.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A reporter at the

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magazine Vanity Fair asked David Bowie, “What do you consider your greatest achievement?” Bowie didn’t name any of his albums, videos, or performances. Rather, he answered, "Discovering morning." I suspect that you Libras will attract and generate marvels if you experiment with accomplishments like that in the coming weeks. So yes, try to discover or rediscover morning. Delve into the thrills of beginnings. Magnify your appreciation for natural wonders that you usually take for granted.

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A female friend of mine wanted to get married, but her boyfriend was resistant. He’d been married before, with disastrous results. He eventually married her—not because he wanted to be married but because it meant so much to her. Initially, she felt bad about this. She had to give up her romantic dream of getting married because somebody would want to be tied to her forever. Do men just marry women to make us happy?—Wondering Woman Picture a zookeeper coming in in the morning and going, “Crap—we’ve got a new giraffe. How did he get in here?” On one level, a man pining for a life in sexual captivity makes about as much sense as a wild animal breaking into a zoo. Evolutionary psychologists David Buss and David Schmitt note that we humans evolved to choose between two different sexual strategies—short-term and longterm. Women typically benefit more from a “long-term sexual strategy”—a commitment model, i.e., getting men to stick around to invest in their children. Men often benefit more from a “short-term sexual strategy”—a lack-ofcommitment model, i.e., sticking it into a long line of sexfriends. That’s because a man can have sex with thousands of women and never end up pregnant with something that needs to be fed, clothed, and sent to hipster day care. Though a man gets more shots to pass on his genes with the short-term “I love a parade!” approach, it’s sometimes more advantageous for him to opt for a long-term strategy. It’s a huge time-, energy-, and resource-suck to perpetually

be on the hunt. Also, Buss explains, because “highly desirable women” can hold out for commitment, men can get a much better woman if they’re willing to go for a long-term thing (buying the relationship stroganoff instead of living off the free samples in the supermarket). Whether to commit generally doesn’t play out in men’s heads in such clear cost-benefit terms—like calculations on whether to go all in on pork futures. It’s emotion that pushes them toward commitment—loving a woman who happens to insist on a commitment and wanting to make her happy. Economist Robert H. Frank calls love ”a solution to the commitment problem.” Mushywushy feelings are what keep you with that special someone—instead of running off the moment somebody who’s objectively a better deal moves in next door or your beloved is tossing their cookies on the side of the road: “Bye, hon…hope somebody nice comes along to hold your hair back!” So a man’s being willing to officially take his penis off the market—even if he isn’t particularly hot on the idea of marriage—is a really big deal.

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My wife isn't smart. She also doesn't read books or newspapers or know anything about current events or politics. I knew that when I married her, but we were both kids, and I thought it was kinda sweet and funny. Fifteen years later, it bothers and embarrasses me. I still love her, but I'm depressed by the idea of spending the rest of my life with someone who can't share some of what I see as life's basic pleasures.—Hating Myself For Sounding Snobby It’s something of an attraction killer when you look deep into a woman’s eyes—and feel pretty sure you can see clear out the back of her head. Yes, 15 years ago, you pledged to spend forever with this woman—surely intending to follow through, despite how she probably makes major life decisions by consulting fortune cookies. The truth is, we can lack foresight when we’re younger. (As late as eighth grade, I announced to my parents with great gravitas: “Roller-skating is my life!”) Though you care about her, what you’re missing—being similar in essential areas—is called “assortative

mating.” Psychologist Michelle Shiota notes that “studies have repeatedly found that similarity between romantic partners in domains such as socioeconomic status, educational background, age, ethnicity, religion, physical attractiveness, intelligence, attitudes, and values predicts higher levels of marital satisfaction and lower likelihood of separation and divorce.” Sure, you could focus on what you love about her and try to get your intellectual needs met elsewhere. However, if what makes you feel alive and connected to somebody is engaging intellectually, this might just be a bridge too far.

©2016, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 550 S. First St., San Jose, CA 95113, or email adviceamy@aol.com.


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Killer Time BLOODY PATRIOT Former San Jose Mayor Tom McEnery (left) called the late Mick McDonnell ‘probably the most significant revolutionary who ever lived in California.’

Irish revolutionary and hired gun receives 100-year memorial BY GARY SINGH

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BOUT TWO DOZEN people recently gathered at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery to stage a memorial for Irish revolutionary and legend Michael “Mick” McDonnell. Nearly 100 years ago, McDonnell was the first leader of “The Squad,” a.k.a. “The Twelve Apostles,” the assassination unit employed by Michael Collins during the Irish War of Independence.

The Squad systematically bumped off a number of British spies, and their story is the subject of several books, including a new one by Irish historian Tim Pat Coogan. Before the Squad was formed, McDonnell took part in the Easter Rising of 1916 and then, with the Twelve Apostles, had a hand in the actions of Bloody Sunday. As the Irish Civil War began in 1922, McDonnell came to the U.S. and eventually settled in Los Gatos for the rest of his life. He died in 1950, followed by a massive funeral at St. Mary’s Church. A few weeks ago, in commemoration of McDonnell’s service to the cause of Irish independence, AmeriCeltic invited a group of Bay Area Irish history buffs to his grave for a party. AmeriCeltic is a volunteer, nonprofit organization

that preserves the culture and history of Americans of Celtic descent in Northern California. They researched California’s role in the Easter Rising to produce a short documentary, which led to more information about McDonnell’s participation in money trails leading from San Jose back to Ireland in support of Michael Collins’ activities. From there, the idea for a quaint gravesite dedication emerged. The memorial was low-key and informal, but dramatic nonetheless. Irish flags hung suspended from a makeshift tent, as did several photocopies of old newspaper columns about McDonnell and the Squad’s activities. Music stands were set up and tea was flowing. Not a cloud lurked in the sky and all I could hear was the distant sound of a lawnmower tending to the grass. One could not have asked for a more peaceful afternoon. Sean O’Kane, president of the San Jose-Dublin Sister City Program, mastered the ceremonies with his

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usual booming savoir-faire. Former San Jose Mayor Tom McEnery delivered a poignant address about McDonnell’s life, explaining that as Michael Collins’ appointed assassin, McDonnell played a terrible yet crucial role in the cause of Irish freedom. “He was probably the most significant revolutionary who ever lived in California,” McEnery said. The former mayor’s connection to the whole mess is more than just historical, of course. It’s personal. After McDonnell arrived in the South Bay, he worked for McEnery’s father at the old Farmers Union building in downtown San Jose, which is now O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub, and McEnery still has childhood memories of seeing McDonnell around the business. He was a good friend of the family. After the speeches concluded, the music commenced. Erin Thompson sang an evocative version of “The Foggy Dew.” Bagpiper Phil Lenihan came next, clad in a saffron kilt, the traditional dress for formal bagpipe occasions of national importance to Irish people. Together, everyone joined in singing a rousing version of “A Nation Once Again,” a song known around the world. This was perhaps the most moving part of the ceremony— local historians, musicians, a man of the cloth, a former mayor and others all paying sonic tribute to a forgotten revolutionary, backdropped by acres of headstones sprawling in every direction around us. And that distant lawnmower still plugged away. Although no one seems to know exactly why McDonnell decided to settle in the San Jose area, as opposed to anywhere else, Tony Becker of AmeriCeltic thinks McDonnell was dispatched here to help continue an operation of sorts. At the time of the Irish Civil War, plenty of organizations existed in Northern California to raise money for the cause of Irish independence, namely the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Friends of Irish Freedom. McDonnell became mixed up with those organizations after he settled in Los Gatos, helping to support the efforts of Michael Collins and his band of rebels, even after Collins died. “[We] believe that is the likely reason Collins sent him here—to keep the cash flowing to the Finance Ministry of the Irish Republic headed by Collins, and not to Eamon De Valera’s faction,” Becker said.


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ROWING UP IN a family of Middle Eastern descent, I used to place an embargo on any food that resembled home cooking. There was no way it could compare to Mom’s, right?

Over the years, my opinion has changed. I’ve slowly come to realize that there are plenty of excellent Middle Eastern food options in the South Bay. This thinking led me to Oren’s Hummus Shop, located in Cupertino’s newly opened Main Street development on Stevens Creek Boulevard. This is Oren’s third location in Silcion Valley—the other two are in Mountain View and Palo Alto—and they specialize in authentic Israeli cuisine. They import certain items straight from Israel to guarantee authenticity. The interior décor of the restaurant is stunning: wood accents, posh leather booths, modern lighting and a magnificent chandelier. The service is also top-notch, as we were attended to in a timely manner and never left wanting. The menu is simple but remarkably complete. We ordered up two of their most unique items: the Hummus Lamb ($12.50) and Cauliflower “Fries” ($4.95); some Chicken and Beef Skewers ($14.95/ea) and a side of Falafels ($4.50) for good measure. The cauliflower “fries” are deep-fried cauliflower, seasoned simply with salt and served with a side of pesto labne (i.e., Arabic yogurt). I thought they were terrific, as the simple preparation combined with the deep-fry really accentuated the taste of the cauliflower. The sauce was a perfect companion. The Hummus Lamb was also quite good, as the gaminess of the lamb really blended well with their creamy hummus. The Chicken and Beef Skewers were cooked tender and moist but could’ve been seasoned just a little more. The falafels were so good that I’d say they were 85 percent like Mom’s! I enjoyed the strong cumin aftertaste. However, the real star of Oren’s is their freshly baked pita bread. Available in either white or whole wheat, we devoured a huge, steaming basket-full. Their fluffy pillow-like softness enveloped whatever was wrapped for mouthfuls of carby delight. This is definitely not the place for Paleo diets. My only regret is not ordering pita bread to-go for my breakfast the next day. Oren’s is a great addition to the Main Street shopping plaza, and a welcome addition to the Silicon Valley dining scene. With delicious food and stellar service, Oren’s is worth venturing outside of Mom’s kitchen. Just don’t tell her that. —John Dyke OREN’S HUMMUS SHOP 19419 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino. 408.982.5237


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RANDON POON IS no stranger to the risks and rewards of opening a new restaurant. His family opened Chinese restaurant Express 7 in Mountain View just before 2000. Two years ago, Poon branched out to open Buffalo on Castro Street, which I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing. Now both Express 7 and Buffalo have been rebranded to Srasa Kitchen (pronounced S’ross) to keep it all in the family business. To avoid the lines at the Castro Street location, I went to the new Middlefield Road location and enjoyed a quick wait to the counter. By now, many diners are savvy to the build-your-own bowl concept (choose a starch, a meat, sides, and a sauce), making Srasa’s menu easy to navigate. The food is displayed in chafing dishes behind a tall glass wall and served by an employee at each station. There are set combinations available, but I like to take my chances no matter how mismatched. As it turns out, most ingredients go well with other items on the menu here with a mix of Asian and American offerings. The customized lemongrass chicken bowl ($8.95) with brown rice, butternut squash, kale and cucumbers had American ingredients aside from the lemongrass. It was paired with tamarind sauce, which surprisingly went well together. The freshness of the vegetables and the sweet and sour tang of tamarind sauce brought the dish to life. I couldn’t resist the intrigue of pork and chicken meatballs with Srasa green curry sauce in my bowl ($8.95). For a more Asian mix, I added bean sprouts and a scoop of pickled daikon and carrot, like the kind served in banh mi. Nothing but deliciousness, so no regrets. For the third bowl ($10.45), my starch was thick vermicelli, eight-hour roasted pork belly (extra $1.50), kimchi and the familiar flavor of Vietnamese nuoc mam (fish sauce)—and all the fixings. The pork belly and kimchi together was reminiscent of a Korean bowl. It’s hard to go wrong with any combination of ingredients. I’m not often impressed by the build-your-own concept, as there are so many players, but I also won’t write off a restaurant for this reason. Srasa Kitchen is not to be missed. The ingredients are true to their influences from Cambodia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Vietnam. The menu is designed to be nearly foolproof for customization, the portion sizes are fair, the line is quick and it’s not hard to keep a bowl under $9 except when choosing add-ons like pork belly, short ribs or boiled egg. Most of the ingredients are healthy and delicious. If the Poon family brings back the sloppy coconut fries from Buffalo, everything will be just about perfect. —Ngoc Ngo SRASA KITCHEN 225 E. Middlefield Rd, Mountain View. 408.960.7100


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