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comments@metronews.com RE: “SUNNYVALE CITY EXECS RECEIVE SWEETHEART HOUSING LOANS,” NEWS, APRIL 12

Deanna Santana is certainly not top talent. Sunnyvale is in bad shape. CASUAL WATCHDOG VIA SAN JOSE INSIDE

RE: “HALF OF MILLENNIALS WANT TO LEAVE BAY AREA,” SAN JOSE INSIDE, APRIL 5

If you want to settle down in a little house in a decent school district, what are your options? RYAN PARZ VIA FACEBOOK

RE: “SUNNYVALE CITY EXECS RECEIVE SWEETHEART HOUSING LOANS,” NEWS, APRIL 12

One other such California city comes to mind when I hear of such atrocities on the taxpayer’s pocket book with inside self dealing: Vernon, California. BRUCE SULLIVAN VIA SAN JOSE INSIDE

RE: “HALF OF MILLENNIALS WANT TO LEAVE BAY AREA,” SAN JOSE INSIDE, APRIL 5

I love [the Bay Area], but honestly I cannot see myself owning a place any [time] soon. Will be perpetually renting. IRENE LOBIS VIA FACEBOOK

My friend and I chose to meet at a non-chain coffee shop so we could have a quiet atmosphere to discuss some difficult and sensitive issues. You—three adults and three 8- or 9-year-old girls—arrived shortly thereafter and set up shop next to us. Your girls obviously had never been taught the concept of “indoor voices” and proceeded to shout, scream, laugh and talk at deafening levels, all while you adults sat obliviously right next to them. There was never a “settle down girls,” or “you’re disturbing other people,” or “if you can’t quiet down, we’ll have to leave.” We moved as far away as space would permit, but there was no respite from the girls’ loud, rude behavior—all while you adults ignored it. How sad that these girls have not been taught basic public civility and regard for others. Can you say, “Entitlement?”

RE: “SUNNYVALE CITY EXECS RECEIVE SWEETHEART HOUSING LOANS,” NEWS, APRIL 12

Yes, it’s true that timing has been paramount in real estate. Yes, Gus may be making poor choices; who knows? I think, though, that you have completely missed the point of the article. Certain Individuals have unreasonable perks, above and beyond anything average people are even aware of. That is the privilege that is being discussed, not budgeting, sacrifice, or personal planning decisions. HEDY COLLETT VIA SAN JOSE INSIDE


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H20 to Go Almost immediately after Coyote Creek flooded San Jose in February, Mayor SAM LICCARDO fell on his sword and admitted the city failed to alert people in time. The Santa Clara Valley Water District, on the other hand, played defense. The region’s designated flood control agency said it gave the city more than enough time and information to act. Five weeks passed before a water district official— namely board director LINDA LEZOTTE— acknowledged that there was blame to go around. Finally, it seems, a housecleaning of sorts is occurring, as two high-ranking water Don’t district officials directly forget involved in the agency’s flood response are to tip! retiring. Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Water FLY@ METRONEWS. Utility JIM FIEDLER, COM the district’s second-incommand, presided over the district’s emergency operations center from 6am to 6pm the day of the flood. He will retire in May after 34 years at the district. Emergency and Security Manager DALE JACQUES, who leaves this week after 24 years at the district, acted as the agency’s emergency operations coordinator from midnight to early evening the day of the flood. Under their watch, the district failed to express the urgency of Anderson Dam’s spillover. Of course, the district’s COO of flood control, MELANIE RICHARDSON, went on a ski retreat days before the flood, yet she has somehow escaped the slightest of rebukes from interim CEO NORMA CAMACHO and the district board. This courtesy appears to extend to a long-overdue audit of RMC Water and Environment, a district contractor that was once owned by Richardson’s husband and has been accused of conflicts of interest and improperly billing the district. An $87,000 audit of RMC— launched more than a year after the board ordered one—is taking a superficial look at what went wrong, according to sources. The audit will only consider RMC work done from 2009 to the present—omitting a key timeline of work RMC did (or did not do) on flood control dating back to 2000. Sources also say that auditors do not plan to interview district employees who raised alarm bells on RMC’s work.

An inside look at San Jose politics

OH FACE Donald Trump refuses to release his tax returns, but even low-level policy aides in San Jose must report all outside economic interests.

SJ Policy Aides Held to Higher Standard than POTUS BY JOSH KOEHN TAX DAY CAME and went this week, and in a shocker to absolutely no one, President Donald Trump missed yet another unofficial deadline to publicly release his tax returns. We still have no idea how the president of the United States and weekend lord of Mar-a-Lago makes his money, how much he pays in taxes, if he receives any gifts that could be considered a conflict of interest, or how much he’s given to charity. We can quantify how much it costs American taxpayers to pay for Trump’s weekly South Florida golf trips—$25 million to date, according to the aptly titled website IsTrumpAtMarALago.com—but we have no idea how much he has personally benefited from the golf courses he owns. Without any of

this knowledge, the American public is incapable of knowing whose interest Trump has put first in in his first 100 days. “I think the main concern is that he’s breaking a tradition that’s gone on for a few decades,” says tax attorney Annette Nellen, a San Jose State University professor of 27 years. “I think it helps the public just to show that, yes, they’re regular taxpayers, they comply with the law.” While there is no law requiring Trump to release his returns, the situation is especially galling when noting that every elected official in the state, or, say, a city like San Jose, has an annual requirement to report all outside sources of income to the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission in what’s called a Form 700. It requires

the disclosure of stock investments, real estate holdings, outside income, gifts and payments received to cover travel. The same form is required for every staffer on the 18th floor of City Hall, meaning a low-level policy aide in San Jose, such as Laura Nguyen, who was hired in February to join the staff of Councilman Sergio Jimenez, has greater requirements for economic transparency than the president of the United States. “That's a good point and some of the things we’ve heard is some members of this cabinet have stricter conflicts of interest than the president does. That’s surprising,” Nellen says. “I’m not sure that is going to be a law that gets changed under this president.” Nguyen graduated from San Diego State University in 2015 and had a two-


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year stint with a television station in San Diego, according to her LinkedIn profile. Two weeks after joining Councilman Jimenez’ team on Feb. 14, she filed a Form 700. She reported no reportable interest regarding income or gifts, but that’s not the point. The form is an official state document signed under the penalty of perjury. Would the disclosure of tax returns solve all of the mysteries surrounding Trump’s shady business dealings? Well, no. “Every time we’ve seen someone release their returns, we have no idea if they are under audit, or if that is their final return,” Nellen says. “So, we do

take a lot at face value.” But the president’s position that he’ll release his returns after the IRS finishes an audit of his forms—an that audit has not even been confirmed—is erroneous. “The audit really has nothing to do with [releasing the forms],” Nellen says. She also notes that any hopes for a Russian bombshell should also be tempered. “Sometimes you hear we’d find out about his Russian connection. If he has a partnership it will not show every invoice paid. Some of those things we would not know from his return.” That would still be better than the status quo.

GREENBACKS The county has a pile of cash just waiting to be claimed.

Santa Clara County Sitting on $464,000 in Unclaimed Cash Santa Clara County is sitting on a small fortune of unclaimed property, but it needs the public’s help to return the six-figure stash to its rightful owners. County officials say that they owe $464,200 to 1,015 people they’ve had no luck tracking down by phone, email, snail mail and skip tracing. Having exhausted all options, the county published three lists for people and businesses entitled to some of the bounty. (Go to http://bit.ly/2okiMmR to see the list.) The money on deposit with the county’s’ Department of Revenue comes from various sources, including overpaid fines, penalties and fees or restitution for crime victims. The revenue arm of the county serves as its

central collection agency, processing payments to all departments and the Santa Clara County Superior Court. About 145,000 people a year make 250,000 payments through the revenue division. In all, that accounts for about $637 million in payments, which gets divided among various county offices. Revenue clerks try every means to locate rightful owners of the unclaimed money. In some cases, the recipients don’t want the cash or don’t have the records or identification to reclaim it. People whose names, or names of their businesses, are on the list can fill out a claim form on the county website. Applicants will need to provide a valid ID to collect. The deadline to file claims is May 19. —Jennifer Wadsworth

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HEN STEVE WOZNIAK was working to launch last year’s inaugural Silicon Valley Comic Con, the Apple co-founder and his partners considered San Francisco's Moscone Center. Ultimately, they decided against it. “No,” Wozniak says, recalling his final answer. “We want to hold it in San Jose, because San Jose is more representative— over the last 50-60 years—of Silicon Valley.”

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Born in San Jose, The Woz’ roots run deep in the South Bay. He and his family live in Los Gatos, though he says he might move back to San Jose’s Willow Glen someday. His early philanthropy to the city’s performing arts groups was acknowledged in naming downtown’s Woz Way after him. In an address given to the City Council on Tuesday—after a Silicon Valley Comic Con flag was ceremoniously raised outside the rotunda— Wozniak said he was proud to see San Jose develop


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IT SO Comic Con beams into Silicon Valley just in time for Star Trek: The Next Generation’s 30th birthday

as a cultural destination with great restaurants, nightlife and a Stanley Cup contender. This year, as Comic Con pays special tribute to the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Woz has brought together a delegation of real-life scientists to complement comic book imagineers and sci-fi celebs on hand. “Scientists have been responsible for so many important things in our life,” Wozniak says,

gesturing to the Apple device strapped to his wrist. Silicon Valley makers are responsible for “things that were once science fiction, in comics, like Dick Tracy watches a reality. He adds, “And now we have smartphones that seem to be able to do more than any of the superheroes.” We’ve broken down some of the biggest names and more under-the-radar personalities at this year’s Silicon Valley Comic Con. —Nick Veronin


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Are those Ferengis supposed to be anti-Semitic caricatures or what? When Counselor Troi sashays by, can she hear the crew mentally leering at her? “Now, that’s what I call a heavenly body! Crap, she can read my mind!”

In syndication, and free from the network censors, the Enterprise sailed into new realms of fantasy for seven years FRONTIN’ The Starship Enterprise was tasked with exploring the edges of space and the final frontier.

The 30-Year Engagement BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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E AT METRO believe in the importance of honoring the vets. Silicon Valley Comic Con attendees can also thank a few of the Starfleet doyens for celebrating the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation. A passel of the next generation sailors on the Enterprise are in town. On hand are Denise Crosby (the tough Tasha Yar, Russian by name, Irish by nature); Marina Sirtis, the ship’s counselor Deanna Troi; chief medical officer Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden); Jonathan Frakes, who played Commander William Riker; Robert O’Reilly, who portrayed Klingon Chancellor Gowron; and Brent Spiner, the man behind Data—a character who embodied the hope that AI ultimately will be modest, helpful and fond of cats.

The TV networks, asking themselves what happened to an empire that seemed as solid, once, as the two-party system, might well consider the debut of ST: TNG as one of the first signs of the losing their grip. It came in the wake of Gene Roddenberry’s busted attempt to revive Star Trek a few years previously, because of nervous executives. In syndication, and free from the network censors, the Enterprise sailed into new realms of fantasy for seven years. Questions arose: if the guy’s name is Q, how come he can’t invent gadgets? Why does the captain have a French name and a British accent?

As the show unfolded, the counselor was given a more modest wardrobe, but only Geordi LaForge’s wraparound shades could have dimmed those magnificent eyes, as liquid and humid as a Great Lakes summer. The melting glance ended up as trouble for Lt. Worf and Commander Riker. To say that Patrick Stewart’s stature as an actor has increased since the show is an understatement. Unfortunately, the most aerodynamic actor of his age won’t be on hand at this year’s convention. Stewart demonstrated the restlessness that gives way to brittleness—a neurotic streak that might have been due in part to impatience with the series’ lesser scripts. The humane qualities of the captain made his sternness all the more commanding. In real life, Stewart has been an advocate for battered women, which he was candid enough to admit was because of his own past as the son of an abused mother. And he won more fans in his recent announcement that he was going to become an American citizen to help rid the body politic of Trump. Make it so! He and his brave crew never feared bullies.


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comedian Bill Burr, who enthuses on his podcast: “It’s amazing he can get his spacesuit on, with the size of his balls!” Considering this tragic incident, one hopes Col. Aldrin didn’t hurt his hand. The cops wouldn’t charge Aldrin with assault, and Sibrel later wrote a letter of apology. Hopefully, another letter of apology will follow if Sibrel even has a dream about punching Aldrin back. Until moon landing deniers start putting people into concentration camps, we can’t call them as bad as Nazis. Yet, aren’t the similar appeals to atavism, denial, and out-and-out rhapsodic ignorance, something we must all be ready to raise our fists against? Incidentally, the 87-year-old Aldrin just flew with the Thunderbirds the other day, making him the oldest pilot to fly with the Air Force. He is also the oldest man ever to visit the South Pole. Given the choice between MIT and West Point, he picked the latter, and then, after flying 60-plus missions in the Korean War, he went to MIT and earned a doctorate. Then he walked in space and BUZZED Astronaut and all-around badass Buzz Aldrin has some stories to tell—like peeing on the moon. became the second man to ever set foot on the moon. As he loves to tell the kids, Aldrin achievement and more of a Studio may not have been the first down City sound stage and craft services the ladder, but he was the first type deal. Sibrel was trying to corner to pee on that orb. The ancient Aldrin after a public appearance in mammalian territory-marking Beverly Hills, when he caught a hot gesture is not lessened by the fact one from a real-life Captain America— that said urine went into Aldrin’s er … technically, he’s a colonel. astronaut’s boot for later Sibrel was attempting to retrieval. Aldrin then get Aldrin to admit that wrote two books the moon landing was E CAN WRING our hands about the kind about the just a ruse to fool the wrenching of savages who enjoy watching real-life world. Make a clean personal violence on YouTube—sharing, replaying breast of it, Buzz! impact and freeze-framing the clip of Richard Tell the truth and of life on shame the devil. Earth after Spencer getting sucker punched like the sucker he Sibrel pursued his return, is. Or, we can chuck our breeding and religion and the decorated dealing with celebrate such things as the gems that they are. military officer, depression publicly calling and a him a thief and a Case in point: it’s worth rememwhile rambling on about how the drinking coward. Aldrin tried bering that long before CNN capApollo missions were faked. problem. He to evade Sibrel, who tured that Hitler-hairdo’d neo-Nazi Bart Sibrel was just a 5-year-old rapped with was not just several decades getting his, the cameras were out on crumb-cruncher when Aldrin was Snoop and co-starred younger, but also bigger and Sept. 9, 2002, to record a 72-yearpiloting the Lunar Module. He grew with Homer Simpson. taller than he. Finally, cornered, Buzz Aldrin old Buzz Aldrin—a guest at this up and made a documentary, of sorts, His business now is to Aldrin punched up: the Fist of year’s Silicon Valley Comic Con— called “A Funny Thing Happened urge for a colony on Justice clobbering the wagging Chin demonstrating just how to properly on the Way to the Moon,” which Mars; likely he’ll be up there soon, of Stupidity. handle a person trying to ambush suggests the moon landings were less wielding a pickaxe and punching Fans of this incident include you in front of your stepdaughter a death-defying pinnacle of human rogue Barsoomians.

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SANS THE ANGST TV’s ‘The Flash’ plays a mellower sort of comics superhero.

Marathon Man BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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T WAS A DARK and stormy night. In the Central City police lab, scientist Barry Allen was taking five, reading an old comic book. It was all about a man who accidentally breathed in hard water fumes, which turned him into a scarlet-dressed speedster in a WWI doughboy helmet.

“What a character Flash was. Battling crime and injustice everywhere,” Allen chuckled, just as a stray bolt of lightning crashed through a window. It knocked him into a nearby shelf, drenching Allen in a cocktail of electrified chemicals. Allen won the lottery. He was gifted with fantastic powers—he became not only The Fastest Man Alive, but the catalyst of the DC multiverse. Grant Gustin, the latest actor to

tackle the role, will be at Silicon Valley Con. Either running to or from calamities, Gustin’s Barry Allen has a different origin story: he’s on a mission to find out who snuffed his mom and left his dad in prison to take the rap. What transpires on TV’s The Flash is something nicely futuristic for a contemporary drama. For one thing, it’s as un-self-consciously race-

blind as Doctor Who. The show opposes the Marvel tendency for angst and social commentary, but it also takes a different angle from director Zack Snyder’s emphasis on the emo. One online meme put it well: Here’s Iron Man wanting to punch Captain America in his perfect teeth; There’s Batman wanting to knock some sense into Superman; And over here is The Flash and Supergirl, in a crossover appearance, with arms around each other’s shoulders, taking a friendly snapshot. Zack Stentz, a former Metro writer and editor, co-wrote the films Thor and X-Men: First Class. He’s now the consulting producer on The Flash, where he’s written several episodes. “To be honest, I hadn't been a huge Flash fan before working on the show, aside from Barry's memorable death in Crisis on Infinite Earths,” Stentz says. “But I've grown to love the character in all his incarnations since. It’s his abilities, but particularly his uncomplicated decency, even in the face of personal tragedy. He's got Batman's backstory and Superman's disposition—what could be better?”

In 1956, when DC relaunched The Flash as Barry Allen and his lucky industrial accident, it was the beginning of the Silver Age for comic book publishers. This was a fiesta of primary colors, traffic-stopping covers and villainous sorcery that made The Flash’s head swell like a yoga ball, making him too obese to run, or transforming him into a life-sized puppet. The word “postmodern” is thrown around a lot, and The Flash was an early player in that game. He was the first comic book hero to get the idea of becoming a comic book hero from reading a comic book. In 1961, the editors at DC invented a solution to reconcile the 1940s tinhatted Flash, Jay Garrick, with the Silver Age Flash and his amazing costume that squirts out of a pressurized ring. They live in parallel universes: Earth One, Earth Two, Earth Three and counting. Stories expanded upon the quantum physics of a man who can vibrate through walls or head into the future or the past, while still being harried by a weird pack of adversaries. Strangely, The Flash can almost outrun light, but he’s still vulnerable to mirrors, entropic cold, boomerangs and the odd, superintelligent gorilla. Of the many lives of The Flash, some predecessors include The Wizard of Speed and Time, special effects man Mike Jittlov’s 1979 indie film that showed how super-speed effects could be visualized on screen. On TV in the 1990s, John Wesley Shipp’s Flash was opposed by Mark Hamill as the punk-rockish adversary The Trickster. Hamill was so good in the show that this role led straight to a quartercentury gig as the voice of The Joker in numerous animated works. Just as there’s an argument that voice actor Kevin Conroy was the best Batman ever, Michael Rosenbaum’s voice acting on TV’s animated Justice League is still one indelible way of looking at the The Flash. He was goodhearted if impulsive, not startlingly bright: he’s aptly described as “The Kid” by The Bat. An all-time favorite Flash moment: Rosenbaum’s hero trying, lamely, to chat up a pair of uninterested girls while carb-loading two dozen hamburgers. The comic books foretell that the descendants of Barry Allen will be streaking through the future, for at least the next eon. As they say, it’s been a hell of a run.


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GOING DEEP Seth Shostak predicts we are likely to make contact with life on another planet in the very near future.

Scientists Strike Back BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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F SOMETHING—kaiju attack, the rise of a previously undetected volcano, or the arrival of interdimensional aliens—destroys Silicon Valley Comic Con this weekend, there goes my childhood. In the house or in the wings are Batman (Adam West), Kirk (William Shatner), Foxy Brown (Pam Grier), Freddy Kreuger (Robert England), Robby the Robot, the guy who held up the tape deck (John Cusack) as well as a great deal of the Star Trek: Next Generation cast (see page 12).

But while the actors behind the masks, phasers and .45 pistols are drawing the crowds, this year’s convention has made an admirable mix of the fantasy with hard science and engineering. If the geekery on the sales floor seems at times puerile, there is a possibility of escaping to learn something.

A look inside San Jose politics and culture

Five scientists to watch: JESSICA COON At McGill University, where she teaches linguistics, this Canadian professor works with the Mig’mak First Nation (often identified as Micmac). She’s also a regular visitor to Chiapas as part of her efforts to

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SIGN LANGUAGE Linguistics professor Jessica Coon consulted with producers of the film ‘Arrival.’

study different Mayan languages. All very interesting, but she may be best known as a consultant on the film Arrival. In an essay she wrote for the Museum of the Moving Image, Coon explained that the human tongues from Polynesia to the Arctic follow certain parameters. So how could one communicate with aliens? Arrival turns on the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis—the idea one’s language shapes the mind, an argument key to the drama in Arrival. Coon considers the hypothesis a “dangerous” idea—that more harmony than differences exist between the speakers and their tongues. In the absence of getting a Heptapodese For Idiots book, we could face our own serious terrestrial problem of some 6,000 languages going extinct by the end of the century.

to our existence on Earth. I told my friend that on this one tiny subject, I knew exactly as much as Stephen Hawking, which was absolutely bugger-all. And like anyone who knew nothing, I was happy to argue that using untold amounts of energy to get here to take what little we have would be like a man deciding that the most efficient way to go out for a pack of smokes was to fly to Singapore. Still, killer aliens make for good movies, don’t they? It’d be instructive to hear Shostak, a senior astronomer for the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Life. He’s been turning an ear to the skies for a decade, and he insists we’ll hear from ET sometime in the very near future. This exciting and amusing speaker argues that the technology is getting better (Moore’s Law and so forth) so data-sifting SETH SHOSTAK I had a occurs with more speed, lovely fight with a friend which is why NASA has about Stephen Hawking’s lately been finding quite warnings about “ringing a few Earth-like planets. the bell,” to use the evil Lex When some alien does Luthor’s phrase, which describes turn up, rather than hiding the danger of alerting aliens Seth Shostak the news, the word will get

out pronto. “The media will be on the story as fast as a weasel on ballbearings,” says Shostak in a TED talk. JANA LEVIN “An acute critical mind haloed with generosity” is the way the New York Times described this scholar and novelist. Levin is the author of A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, which weaves the different lives of the ill-fated scientists Alan Turing and Kurt Godel. The Barnard professor’s specialty is black holes and the attempt to discover evidence of gravitational waves, the subject of her heralded study Black Hole Blues. LAETITIA GARRIOTT DE CAYEUX What she does is not rocket science. I lie. Actually, it is. This Harvard Business School alumnus’ company, Escape Dynamics, is the private sector developer that has engineered seven round trips to the International Space Station. In 2011, she became the youngest person to undergo neutral buoyancy training (at the Gagarin Training Center at Russia’s Star City). Among her research interests

is the possibility of using microwave propulsion for space vessels. MARTIN REES Baron Rees of Ludlow, a self-described “astronomer and worried member of the human race ,” is a professor emeritus from Cambridge and past president of the Royal Society. In other words, for five years the baron had the job that previously Martin Rees belonged to Sir Isaac Newton, Sir Joseph Banks and Lord Rutherford. A student of deep space, Rees is the author of books warning that scientists need to unite to protest the global follies that seem likely to kill us all. His Our Final Century deals with the hazards of the 21st century and the question of human life in the far future, lives which “will be as different from us as we are from bacteria.”


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THE COLORADO

Thu, 9pm, $28 Los Gatos Bar & Grill

Fri, 7:30pm, $25+ Montgomery Theater, San Jose

Fri, 6pm, $15+ Bing Concert Hall, San Jose

Since his “Dre Dog” days in the early ’90s, this Fillmore Districtgroomed gangsta rapper has built a loyal cult following in the Bay Area. He’s made a name for himself by delivering immoderate and sometimes extreme bars in his unmistakable, staccato flow. A contemporary of other Bay Area emcees, including The Jacka and Mac Dre, he is as adept at weaving tales that are morose, as he is at spinning a yarn about partying. The multi-talented, blunt-blowin’ Dre has proven his prowess on the mic and behind the boards as a producer. He performs at LGBG on 4/20—natch. (BS)

Sweeney Todd has returned from exile and he’s out for blood. After a corrupt judge sends Sweeney to prison on trumped-up charges— and with the aim of seducing Todd’s young wife—the Demon Barber of Fleet Street returns seeking vengeance. Initially, he targets only those who destroyed his life. However, he quickly turns his wrath into a reprisal of the entire human race, opening a barbershop only to slit the throats of customers. He finds a kindred killer in Mrs. Lovett, who helps him dispose of the dead bodies by baking them into pies. This CMT production runs through April 30. (BS)

One the Southwest’s most defining natural forces, the Colorado River carved the Grand Canyon and feeds the United States’ largest reservoir—Lake Mead, the man-made body of water, formed by the Hoover Dam. The Colorado River Basin, is explored in Murat Eyuboglu’s documentary, The Colorado. Part of Stanford’s ongoing series, Live Context: Art + Ideas, the film will be shown immediately following a public conversation with National Geographic photographer Pete McBride. A native Coloradan, McBride holds a special place in his heart for the American West and has spent a great deal of time documenting it’s rugged beauty. (NV)

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Sat, 10am, Free Streetlight Records, San Jose

Hosted by NUMU, this bi-annual showcase will give people an inside look at the Almond Grove Historic District—one of Los Gatos’ oldest neighborhoods. Dating back to the mid-19th century, the neighborhood features Victorian, Craftsman, Spanish, English Cottage, Tudor and Ranch style homes. The tour— NUMU’s largest fundraising event— will run from 10am-4pm on both Saturday and Sunday and all ticket proceeds will benefit the museum’s programs and exhibits. Saturday’s tour will also feature a ‘bonus’ house. Attendees who purchase a VIP ticket for $75 will be invited to Los Gatos’ newly opened Modern Whitney for a private wine reception. (BS)

It’s the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day and Streetlight is marking the occasion with as many of the special releases they can stock. The store will be opening an hour early for the event, and they’ll have goodie bags, snacks and coffee for those who line up early. Special RSD releases include titles by David Bowie, Prince, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Andre Nickatina, The Cure and U2. Also, volunteers from Be The Match will be on hand in an effort to raise awareness about bone marrow and blood stem cell donors. They’ll be accepting donations and signing people up for their registry. (NV)


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ANJUNABEATS PRESENTS May 12 at City National Civic

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May 13 at SAP Center

MARIACHI VARGAS

May 13 at City National Civic

U2: ‘JOSHUA TREE’ TOUR May 14 at Levi’s Stadium

CHRIS BROWN

May 18 at SAP Center

LADY ANTEBELLUM

May 27 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

VOODOO GLOW SKULLS June 1 at SAP Center

PINK FLOYD CONCERT EXPERIENCE

Jun 2 at City National Civic

DEAD & COMPANY

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Sun, 10am, Free Santana Row, San Jose

The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art is taking a field trip, and they want to take you along. This Saturday, the ICA will lead a group of modern art lovers on a guided tour of the internationally recognized modern art installation destination, Oliver Ranch. The trip includes transportation, a catered lunch, and a group tour of the ranch. The Olivers have been involved in the San Francisco high art scene for decades. Since 1985, the couple have commissioned 18 site-specific installations on their property, asking only that the world-class artists they work with to “respond to the land.” (NV)

Kicking off National Dance Week, sjDANCEco celebrates the sweeping diversity of Silicon Valley’s best dancers. The 15th annual festival—formerly known as Dancin’ Downtown—will feature rising stars and masters of their craft performing a wide variety of styles, from classical to modern, interpretive to hip-hop. Dance companies, choreographers and cultural groups from all over the South Bay will be strutting their stuff all day, from 10am to 5pm in Santana Row Park, located on the main drag between El Jardin Restaurant & Tequila Bar and Vintage Wine Bar. (NV)

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THE BODYGUARD

Tue, 8:30pm, Free Downtown Redwood City

Tue, 7:30pm, $43+ SJ Center for the Performing Arts

A new 3-D video-mapped light show, which debuted on April 18, will be shown in downtown Redwood City every Tuesday night through the end of the year. The “Magic Lantern 3-D show,” created by celebrated light show artist Bart Kresa, is projected onto the San Mateo County History Museum and is said to take viewers on “an abstract adventure through Redwood City history.” Sponsored by the Redwood City Improvement Association, it is the second public art project to debut in Redwood City in recent weeks. At the beginning of the month, San Francisco-based scientific illustrator Jane Kim completed her 'Flora from Fauna' mural series downtown. (NV)

The first national tour of this award-winning musical is loaded with talent. Playing the leading role of Rachel Marron is the Canadian R&B singersongwriter and actress Deborah Cox. She stars alongside TV star Judson Mills, who plays the titular bodyguard—assigned to protect music superstar Rachel from a menacing stalker. As the two fall into an unexpected love, Rachel continues to dazzle fans, performing a number of classic hit songs including Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” (BS)

Jun 7 at SAP Center

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS & PITBULL Jun 9 at SAP Center

FUTURE & MIGOS

Jun 15 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

TOOL

Jun 21 at SAP Center

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT Jun 29 at SAP Center

BRUNO MARS

Jul 20 at SAP Center

TIM MCGRAW & FAITH HILL Jul 29 at SAP Center

NEIL DIAMOND

Jul 30 at SAP Center

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Young Love CLASSIC CHARACTERS One of the most-performed operas in the repertoire, ‘La Bohème’ returns to San Jose.

Opera San Jose stages updated Puccini classic, ‘La Bohème’ BY TAD MALONE

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H, TO BE in love! Opera San Jose’s newest production of La Bohème, Giacomo Puccini’s classic opera, is a rambling trip through the lives and loves of French bohemians in Paris at the turn of the century. Premiering originally in 1896 at Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy, La Bohème has since its inception induced polarizing opinions in its viewers. While it’s always been a crowd favorite, critics have historically been less favorable, often complaining about

the simplicity of the libretto’s musical accompaniment. Fortunately for Opera San José, neither is an obstacle, with its powerful rendition only transmitting the quality of the original. And whereas the original takes place during the 1840s in France, the timeline for Opera San José’s rendition is scooted ahead a little to the aftermath of the Great War, giving the setting a more hopeful, reconciled energy. La Bohème opens in a house in the Quartier Latin neighborhood of Paris, populated by four artistic types: a painter, a writer, a musician and a blind philosopher—and all are freezing from the lack of money to build a fire. After Schaunard, the musician, returns with food and cash and they all trick their landlord, the gang is momentarily free from their economic concerns,

and go out to eat. Rodolfo, the writer, stays behind for a moment to finish an article. But before he can leave, a neighbor woman knocks at the door seeking matches for her own stove. After she drops her key in the darkness, the pair catch sight of each other in the moonlight and instantly fall in love, commencing a beautiful yet ultimately tragic love affair marked by destiny, disease, poverty and regret. The entire cast is in top form, from ensemble bit characters to the lead performers. Matthew Hanscom as Marcello, the painter, is funny, endearing and moves with a cadence informed by the character’s relatable energy. That goes for the rest of the roommates; Brian James Myer as Schaunard is silly and incredibly likable. And Colin Ramsay as the blind philosopher Colline is fantastic in his fraternal accompaniment, punctuated by his comedic physicality and a rich bass voice. Sylvia Lee, as Mimi, has a believable chemistry and portrays the character

as fragile, yet powerful in spirit. Lee’s portrayal finds a match in her incredible soprano voice, which like blue baroque glass, is delicate yet powerful in its crystalline luster. However, the two standout performances belong to Kirk Dougherty and Vanessa Becerra. Dougherty, as Rodolfo the writer, is funny, sanguine, and deeply expressive, with his clear tenor reaching great heights. Becerra, as Musette, is charming, disarming and impeccable in her portrayal of Marcello’s lover and sings in a towering range. That goes for the ensemble too. Although their appearance is brief, it is a bright, multi-faceted sight to behold and speaks to Opera San José’s always impeccable choreography and pacing. In fact, most aspects of Opera San José’s La Bohème are demonstrations of the company’s precise professionalism. From the creatives’ run-down apartment to the cobbled streets of the Quartier Latin, each set used for the opera’s four acts exist as singular portraits of Parisian life, complete with vibrant color and detailed to an impressive degree. This sense of detail and composition extends through the production, beyond the ornate costumes and sets, touching everything from the minutia of interactions between bit characters to the interrogative dance of fateful desire between Mimi and Rodolfo. The production is both tragic and hilarious, with each end of the emotional spectrum imparted to the audience without ever coming off as one-dimensional. Instead the characters and the almost-living, breathing set move together in a rapturous, silly— and above all—emotive display. It’s hard to find fault in Opera San José’s adaptation of Puccini’s La Bohème. From stage design, to choreography, and especially to the incredible vocal performances, this version of La Bohème is a high-water mark of the season. Ultimately, this production of La Bohème is a wonderful, funny and heartbreaking composition, only furthering Opera San José’s growing reputation for excellence.

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SIGH ‘The Fate of the Furious’ broke global box-office records last weekend. So, yeah...

Car crash franchise returns with ‘The Fate of the Furious’ BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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RE YOU SERIOUS, Fate of the Furious? Elitists underestimated the appeal of movies with bald musclemen yelling at each other, interspersed with CG-wrought scenes of halfmillion-dollar cars dancing like the Royal Lipizzaners.

It commences in Havana, as drone shots of roofs merge surreally with slo-mo close-ups of one of those pop-up open-air strip clubs the city is so famous for. Dom (Vin Diesel) is on an improbable honeymoon with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez). If Diesel’s

mind seems elsewhere—a polite way to describe watching Vin Diesel act— he’s distracted by problems. His cuz is about to lose his car over a gambling debt. So Dom stocks his cousin’s rusty wreck with NOX and drives it until it becomes a flaming wreck on the Malecon, destroying the car to save it. Meanwhile, Luke (Dwayne Johnson) is trying to teach a group of soccer kids the haka—that Polynesian war dance thing that New Zealand’s national rugby team, the All Blacks, do to paralyze opponents with fright. Barely has The Rock rolled his tongue back into his head when some damn government man, coyly calling himself Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell) extorts him into action. The FF team is sought to rescue a Class Four weapon of Mass Destruction

from some undifferentiated villains in Berlin. The distraction part of the theft gives Berlin its fieriest night in 70 years. During the course of the robbery, Dom double-crosses the gang. This time, the team takes one for him! “Dominic Toretto just went rogue!” Architect of this roguery is a computer terrorist who calls herself Cypher, because the name Le Chiffre was taken. The white-dreadlocked genius (Charlize Theron) lives in an airplane and seeks to swipe an atomic bomb. Why? Her evil-genius speech claims she is “holding governments accountable”—they used to quote Nietzsche, and now they sound like a public interest group. Only the kidnapping of someone close to Dom could have caused that stalwart to betray his car-swiping, terrorist-thwarting family. Could it be a wife? A child? It’s both. Cypher goes on about something called “choice theory.” F. Gary Gray’s direction shows his command of choice theory in the

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way he answers every question in the movie with “both.” Continuing the getting-the-bandback-together part of the show, Jason Statham gets over the I-don’t-like-youand-you-don’t-like-me dynamics with The Rock, the defacto leader of the Furiosos, until Dom comes to his senses. Things move apace whenever Fate of the Furious starts to wander away from the territory of The Message: Namely, that family is important, The Furious choose their own fate, and they can still be outlaws even if they’re doing exactly what the government tells us them to do. It also gives small parts for actors whose time might be spent better elsewhere, as per Helen Mirren’s role as Statham’s auld mom. One falls into a trap by talking about the actors instead of cars. Autos cascade like a waterfall from the top of a parking garage; sometimes their onboard computers are cyber-jacked so that they besiege midtown Manhattan in an attack wave of shiny expensive plastic and chrome. In this synthetic weightless car ballet, little occurs to disturb the ghost of junkyard owner/auteur H.B. Halicki (the original Gone in 60 Seconds). There is wit here: say, a smiley face painted on a house-size wrecking ball, and “UNDISCLOSED LOCATION” as the caption on an establishing shot. The finale involves a chicken fight with an atomic submarine on the Russian ice. A blurb-whore might reach back to Sergei Eisenstein: “Fate of the Furious out-Nevskys Alexander Nevsky!” Missing, of course, is the late Paul Walker, acknowledged both in dialogue—“Brian would know what to do”—and in an aw-shucks finale. All they can do now is merge with The Expendables and head for outer space. Fate is the 180 degree reversal of the pompous luxury car commercial, with its squandered Oscar-winning actor reciting Walt Whitman. Instead, it’s a roaring mess supercharged with spurious emotion and Vin Diesel’s croaks of revenge—a spectacle of what looks like Matchbox cars in a blender.


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Wolf of SJ A DIGGER Chris Manak, better known as Peanut Butter Wolf, specializes in finding little-known gems.

Peanut Butter Wolf homecoming show spins at The Ritz BY NICK VERONIN

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OT LONG AFTER Chris Manak moved to Los Angeles to live with underground hiphop producer Madlib, Metro reached out to the founder of Stones Throw Records and asked him to share highlights from his youth growing up on San Jose’s East Side.

By the time of the article’s publication, Manak—better known by his DJ stage name, Peanut Butter Wolf—had already made a name for himself as a crate-digging

extraordinaire and curator of off-kilter hip-hop, soul and funk artists. Fast forward more than a decade, past the acclaimed 2013 documentary on Stones Throw, Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton, and we find Manak still on his game. In addition to helping bring greater attention to legendary Detroit producer J-Dilla and raise the profiles of weirdo emcees like MF Doom, in recent years Manak’s label has also championed the retro-future sounds of Dâm-Funk and Mayer Hawthorne—as well as Tuxedo, Hawthorne’s latest project with Jake One. And along the way, Manak has made friends with some of hip-hop’s pioneers. Manak, as

Peanut Butter Wolf, joins one such trail blazer at The Ritz this Friday. “It’s kind of a special event for me, because I haven’t spun there in a long time,” Manak says over the phone from Los Angeles. He expects to reconnect with some of the old high school buddies he used to make mixtapes for while in town. But the show is also a testament to how far he’s come since founding Stones Throw more than 20 years ago. Early hip-hop producer Egyptian Lover first broke out in the early ’80s—paving the way for such seminal West Coast producers like Dr. Dre by deploying synthesizers and drum machines in creation of hiphop beats that sounded nothing like what his East Coast contemporaries were producing at the time. Back then, Egyptian Lover—a.k.a. Greg Broussard—was a personal hero of Manak. In his 2002 contribution to Metro, Manak tells of getting

dropped off at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in 1986 for an Egyptian Lover show. These days, the two are homies who sometimes grab drinks or pizza together and chop it up as peers. “Those are the moments that are important to me,” he says. Manak grew up around music. His grandfather was a jazz bassist who played with some of the greats, including Dizzy Gillespie. “I think a lot of our music came from him,” he muses. His mother was a singer, who played the role of Maria in a production of West Side Story in college. His dad, who was in the military, also enjoyed singing and Manak says he was a background vocalist on a song that cracked the Top 40. Being raised by a jazz musician father left Manak’s mother weary of the music biz. “She didn’t want to see me in the music industry,” he says. Nevertheless, both he and his brother—Jonny, leader of San Jose punk veterans Jonny Manak and the Depressives—ended up pursuing music seriously. The two actually played in a band for a while when they were very young. “I was in a punk rock band with him,” Manak says of working with his younger bro, Jonny. “The band was actually called Peanut Butter Wolf and he was the singer—he was like 8 years old.” In the years that followed those first PBW sessions, the elder Manak would go on to thoroughly impress the owners of Star Records in San Jose with his deep hip-hop knowledge. He later worked at the store. All of these factors add up to a nostalgic homecoming for Manak, who says he wishes he could play more shows and book more Stones Throw artists in San Jose—and with the way things have been going downtown, he’s optimistic that he just might. The show, promoted by local record shop and boutique label Needle to the Groove, is another example in a string of choice concerts to land in downtown San Jose in recent months.

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Every Wed, 9pm: Open Mic Cypher, feat. Hip-hop, Jungle, Soul, Reggae, Dubstep, Trap, BreakBeat, House and more. Fri, Apr 21: San Quinn. Sun, Apr 23: B-Legit and Sofa. San Jose.

BRANHAM LOUNGE

Fri, 10:30pm: Quality Control (indie, rock and hip hop). Every Thu, 10pm: The Weekend Warmup with DJ Sean Black. San Jose.

BRIT ARMS ALMADEN

Every Wed: DJ Hank. Every Thu: DJ Maniakal. Fri, Apr 21, 10pm: Brickhouse. Sat, Apr 22, 10pm: Daze On The Green. San Jose.

THE CARAVAN

Every Mon:Tooth and Nail DJ Night. Every first Tue of the month 9:30 pm: Not So Trivial Tuesday Rock DJ Set.Thu, Apr 20: FTB and Warsaw Poland Brothers. Fri, Apr 21, 9pm: El Guapo, Burn The Effigy and Israel Sanchez. Sat, Apr 22, 10pm: Mothers Worry, Spirit In The Room, Major Powers and the Lo-Fi Symphony. San Jose.

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

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Live music every Fri and Sat. Saratoga.

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.

RED ROCK COFFEE

Every Mon: Open Mic Night. Fri, Apr 21, 8pm: Jessica Lindsay. Mountain View.

THE RITZ

Thu, Apr 20, 8pm: Ghoul,

Connoisseur and Los Huaycos. Fri, Apr 21, 8pm: Egyptian Lover, Peanut Butter Wolf and Diamond Ortiz. San Jose.

Jazz/Blues/ World ANGELICA’S BISTRO

Every Tue: Jazz Tuesdays and Open Mic Night. Every Wed: Piano Night with Rick Ferguson. Thu, Apr 20, 7:30pm: Joan Minor Quartet “April in Paris.” Fri, Apr 21, 8:30pm: Joan Minor Quartet “April in Paris.” Sat, Apr 22, 8:30pm: Rebecca DuMaine & The Dave Miller Trio. Sun, Apr 23, 7:30pm: Estaire Godinez featuring: Bob Crawford, David Belove and Collin Douglas. Redwood City.

BLUE ROCK SHOOT

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

CAFE STRITCH

Every Wed: Wax Wednesday: All Vinyl DJ Sets. Every Sunday, 7pm, The Eulipions Jazz Jam Session. Fri, Apr 21, 8:30pm: Kazemde George Quartet featuring Sami Stevens. Sat, Apr 22, 8:30pm: Andrew Speight Quartet. San Jose.

CAFFE FRASCATI

Every Tue, 7pm: Open Mic Night. Every Wed, 7:30pm: Commedia Comedy Night. First Saturday of the Month, 8pm: Kavanaugh Brothers Celtic Experience. First Friday of the month, 8pm: Art Walk and Caffe Frascati Opera Night. Fri, Apr 21, 8pm: Bossa Blue. Sat, Apr 22, 8pm: Real Feel. San Jose

CAFE PINK HOUSE

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

CASCAL

Every Fri, 9:30pm & Sat, 9pm: Live Music. Mountain View. Every Sat, 9pm: James Robinson. Mountain View.

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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.

MURPHY’S LAW

Every Mon: Monday Night Blues Jam. Sunnyvale.

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

POOR HOUSE BISTRO

Every Tue, 8pm: Aki Kumar’s Blues Jam. Every Wed: Blues & Brews w/Sid Morris & Ron Thompson. Every Tue, 6pm: PHB Open Mic Night. San Jose.

SMOKING PIG BBQ

Fri, Apr 21, 9pm: Mark Hummel & The Golden State Lonestar Band. San Jose.

C&W/Folk BLUE ROCK SHOOT

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

MISSION PIZZA

Every Thu from 7-9pm: Mill Creek Ramblers. Every First Fri, 7-10pm: Cimarron Rose Band. Every Second Fri, 7-10pm: Stampede. Every Last Fri, 7-10pm: Stragglyrs. Every Last Sat, 7-10pm: Beargrass Creek. Fremont

PIONEER SALOON

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

THE SADDLE RACK

Every Thu & Fri, 7:30-9pm: Country Style Dance Lessons. Every Thu, Fri & Sat, 9pm: Diablo Road. Fremont.

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

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Every Tue: MikeB Interactive Jam. Wed-Sun: Live Music.

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COMBAT ROCK San Jose pop-punk band Till I Fall are releasing their self-titled EP this week.

Local Punks Stand Up LATELY, BRANDON LELAND says he’s been feeling like the whole world’s gone mad. From watching the everyday struggles of friends and family to attempting to discern the truth amid an endless torrent of tweets and cable news conjecture, Leland, like so many, has been overwhelmed. So, when he watched Elizabeth Warren’s speech during the Women’s March in Boston, he felt comforted and inspired. “I got chills and I even teared up,” says Leland, the singer and guitarist for San Jose-based pop-punk outfit Till I Fall. “It was so relieving.” That catharsis is palpable on “Cherry Bomb,” the closing track from his band’s forthcoming self-titled EP. “Now we can whimper, we can whine, or we can fight back,” Warren says, her resolute Till I Fall voice rising through the scratchy, scooped-out guitar and splashy ride cymbals of the song’s bridge. “Me—I’m May 12, 6pm, $10 here to fight back.” And the entire force of the band comes Forager, San Jose crashing back in an explosion of guitar, bass and drums. It’s a politically charged end to an album that begins with another collection of soundbites—including clips of Donald Trump and a very pointed statement from Tupac Shakur. These bookends are appropriate for a collection of songs that are meant to cut to the heart of today’s cultural malaise. “I believe that it’s a reflection of young America right now,” Leland says of the EP. “I can’t speak for everybody, but a lot of people I know and for myself—growing up right now sucks. Everybody is really selfish and everybody is really angry.” Till I Fall capture that anger with their punchy sound. There’s the galloping Blink-182 drumming, the cranked guitars and the overlapping, nasal melodies, which mirror a head swimming with so many thoughts, it’s impossible to grasp at any single one. The self-titled EP drops on April 20 and the band is gearing up for a record-release show May 12 at Forager, directly followed by a West Coast tour beginning May 14. The band is excited about sharing their new music with a wider audience. “It is exactly what we’ve been trying to express over the past two years with our music,” says lead guitarist and backup vocalist Zax Avila. —Nick Veronin


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

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DASILVA’S BRONCOS

Thu, 9pm-1am: Karaoke. Santa Clara.

DIVE BAR

WOODHAMS LOUNGE

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

Tue-Thu & Sat: Karaoke. Santa Clara.

EFFIE’S RESTAURANT

THE X BAR

Tue-Sat, 9pm: Karaoke. Sun, 4pm: Karaoke. Campbell.

Every Mon, 9pm: Karaoke w/ KJ Vinnie. Cupertino.

GALAXY

Dance Clubs

Every Tues, Thu, Fri, 9:30pm: Karaoke. Milpitas.

AJ’S BAR

DJs and dancing every night. Mon-Sat, 6pm-1am; Sun, 8pm12:30am. San Jose.

CARAVAN

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

IMPROV

Sun, Apr 23, 7pm: Square Bear Comedy. Tue, Apr 25, 8pm: Bad Influence Burlesque.

RED ROCK COFFEE CO.

Every third Sat, 8pm: Comedians at Red Rock. Mountain View.

ROOSTER T. FEATHERS

Every Wed, 8pm: New Talent Showcase. Thu, Apr 20, 8pm; Fri, Apr 21, 9pm; Sat, Apr 22, 7pm and 9:30pm; Sun, Apr 23, 7pm: Will Durst. Sunnyvale.

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Sun-Thu, 9pm: Karaoke. Fri-Sat, 7pm: Karaoke. San Jose.

7 STARS BAR & GRILL

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

ALEX’S 49ER INN

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

THE BEARS

Fri, 9pm: Karaoke w/DJ Rob. San Jose.

BOULEVARD TAVERN

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Every Fri, 10pm: Quality Control. Rotating DJs. San Jose.

BRIT ARMS DOWNTOWN

KING OF CLUBS

Sun, Mon, Thu, 8:30pm: KOR Karaoke. Mountain View.

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

LILLY MAC’S

CARDIFF LOUNGE

Thu, 9:30pm: Karaoke with DJ Izzy. Sunnyvale.

MARIANI’S

Thu, 8pm: Karaoke. Santa Clara.

OASIS

Wed-Sun 9pm: Karaoke. Sunnyvale.

THE OFFICE BAR & GRILL

Tue, 9pm: Karaoke with TJ The DJ. Sunnyvale.

O’FLAHERTY’S IRISH PUB Every Mon, 9pm: Karaoke. San Jose.

PIONEER SALOON

Mon, 8pm: Karaoke. Woodside.

THE QUARTER NOTE

Every Thu night, 9pm: Shakin’ Not Stirred with Roger Moorehouse. Campbell.

DIVE BAR

Thu-Sat, 10:30pm: Rotating Guest DJs. San Jose.

LIQUID

Fri: Crave Friday Nights with DJ Ruben R. San Jose.

LOFT BAR AND BISTRO

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

LOS GATOS BAR AND GRILL Fri: Foundation Fridays. Los Gatos.

NOMIKAI

Every Tue: Karaoke. Sunnyvale.

Live music every Fri and Sat night. San Jose.

RED STAG LOUNGE

PARRANDA NIGHTCLUB

Nightly Karaoke, 9pm-1:30am. San Jose.

Every Thu, 9pm: Karaoke w/ Tony. Los Gatos.

Thu: Banda Music. Fri: Rock en Español & Live Bands. Sat: Regional Mexican & DJ. Sun: Banda Night. Sunnyvale.

BRIT ARMS ALMADEN

Every Wed, 10pm: Karaoke w/DJ Hank. Every Sun, 10pm: Karaoke w/DJ Hank. San Jose.

CHARLEY'S LG

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

C&J’S SPORTS BAR

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

SHERWOOD INN

Thu-Sun, 8:30pm: Karaoke. San Jose.

SAN PEDRO SQUARE MARKET

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

WILLOW DEN

Every Thu: Trauma Thursdays Every Fri-Sun: DJs. Sun: Service Industry Night (Half off w/ industry card). Willow Glen.


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I'm a man in my mid-30s, and I'm dating a woman I really love. We match each other on so many levels, and I thought we had a really great thing. But, recently, she seems to want more than I can give. Specifically, she’s prodding me to say “I love you” repeatedly throughout the day, and she blows up at me for not doing it enough. Though I do love her, the required affirmations feel hollow. But I am trying. Yesterday she called, and I told her, “I’ve been thinking about you all day.” She got super angry and said, “Then you should have called to tell me that!” WTH?! Where's the line between being present for someone and being phony just to quell their unfounded insecurity?—Besieged

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explain the tax code while they’re being chased by a mob with flaming pitchforks. Because our brain’s “fight or flight” circuitry is also calibrated to protectively overreact, a verbal attack kicks off the same physiological responses as a physical one. Adrenaline surges. Your heart beats faster. And blood flow gets shunted away from systems not needed to fight back or bolt, like digestion and higher reasoning. This makes sense, because you don’t need algebra to keep a tiger from getting close enough for you to notice his need for Crest Whitestrips. Only—oops—higher reasoning is exactly what you need when it’s only your girlfriend chasing after you for a little more loveydoveyspeak. Of course, you understand that your girlfriend is a lady looking for your love, not a tiger looking to turn you into a late lunch. However, once that fight-or-flight train leaves the station, it keeps building momentum. So, though the problem between you might seem to start with your girlfriend, consider what psychologist Brooke C. Feeney calls “the dependency paradox.” Feeney’s research suggests that continually responding to your romantic partner’s bids for comforting (like expressions of neediness) with actual comforting seems to alleviate their need for so much of it. This isn’t to say you should make like a meth-jacked parrot and start squawking “Awwk! I love you!” until—thunk!—you beak-plant on the newspapers lining your cage. Instead, start by asking your girlfriend why she feels a need for this daily stream of “affirmations.” Next, explain the science, including Feeney’s finding. Then, pledge to be more expressive in general—holding her, telling her you love her—but explain that you feel insincere punctuating every text and conversation with robo I-love-yous. As for her part, point out that if, instead of going off on you, she’d express her fears, it would put you in a position to reassure her.

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NOTICE ADMINISTER NOTICEOF OFPETITION INTENT TOTOSELL REAL ESTATE OF MARK KELLY. CASE PROPERTY: CASE PASCOE NO. 1-15-PR-175874 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on May 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., the Santa NO. 16PR178443 Clara Public Guardian, as Trustee of the HIROKO T. CLARK TRUST,

NOTICE OFsell PETITION ADMINISTER OF all MARK intends to at privateTO sale, to the highestESTATE net bidder, of the estate’s PASCOE CASE in NO. 16PR178443To heirs beneficiaries right, titleKELLY. and interest and to certain realall property located at 3400 creditors, contingent creditors, may otherwise Baggins Court, in the City of San and Jose,persons County ofwho Santa Clara, State of California, which property more particularly as follows: be interested in the will orisestate, or both of:described MARK PASCOE KELLY. “Lot 89, as shown on the Map entitled Tract Number 4764, Recorded A Petition for Probate has been filed by: James J. Ramoni, Public October 24, 1973, Book 331 ofofMaps, 44the andSuperior 45.EXCEPTING Administrator ofinthe County SantaPage(s) Clara in Court of THEREFROM the underground water withfor noProbate right of surface California, County of Santa Clara. Therights Petition requests entry granted by Shapell Industries of Northern California, San that James J. 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Marburg Way., Apt #D8, San Jose, CA, 95133, Manjyot Singh. This business

is conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business FICTITIOUS BUSINESS under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 3/08/2017. /s/Manjyot Singh. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of NAME STATEMENT #622566 Santa Clara County on 3/08/2017. (pub Metro 3/29, 4/05, 4/12 4/19/2017)

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Van Hoa Lam, 979 Story Rd., #7087, San Jose, Ca, 95122, Nuh Thuan Lam, Quoc FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Anh Nguyen, 608 Giraudo Dr., San Jose, CA, 95111. This business isNAME conductedSTATEMENT by an married couple.Registrant has not yet begun #627904 transacting business under the fictitious business name or names The following person(s) is (are) doing businesswith as: Initiate Thinking, listed herein. Refile of previous file #620681 changes. /s/Nhu 46 West Julian (PH16),was Sanfiled Jose,with CA, 95110, Nigel Jonathan Thuan Lam ThisStreet statement the County Clerk of Santa Daniels. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began Clara Countybusiness on 10/18/2016. (pub Metro 10/26, 11/02, 11/09, 11/16/2016) transacting under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 3/01/2017. /s/Lisa Decker. This statement was filed with the

County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/22/2017. (pub Metro 3/29, 4/05, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 4/12, 4/19/2017) NAME STATEMENT #622752 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Free Spirit, 380 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95113, Michael R. Hill, 8093 E. Zayante NAME STATEMENT #627407 Rd., Felton, CA, 95018. This business is conducted by an individual. The following is (are)transacting doing business as: Stop N Save Registrant hasperson(s) not yet begun business under theFood Store, 1212business E Julian St., STEor A,names San Jose, CA, 95116, AVG PropertiesR. fictitious name listed herein. /s/Michael LLC.This Thisstatement business iswas beingfiled conducted byCounty a limitedClerk liability company. Hill with the of Santa Clara Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business County 10/24/2016. (pub Metro 11/02, Refile 11/09, of 11/16, 11/23/2016) name oronnames listed herein on 3/10/2017. previous file #564022 with changes. Above entity was formed in the state of

California. /s/Radney Toomasian. Manager. #201514110159. This FICTITIOUS statement was filedBUSINESS with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/10/2017. (pub Metro 3/29, 4/05, 4/12, 4/19/2017) NAME STATEMENT #621712

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Countrywide Carrier, 2947 Capewood Ln., San Jose, CA, 95132, Rajwinder Singh. This business is conducted by an individual.Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name


FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #627788

NOTICE OF INTENT TO SELL REAL PROPERTY: CASE NO. 1-10-PR-166727

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on May 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., the Santa Clara Public Guardian, as Successor Trustee of THE BAKKE IRREVOCABLE TRUST ESTABLISHED AUGUST 23, 2010, intends to sell at private sale, to the highest net bidder, all of the estate’s right, title and interest in and to certain real property located at 2515 Dillion Ct., Unit 4, , in the City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, State of California, which property is more particularly described as follows: THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE CITY OF SAN JOSE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:A CONDOMINIUM COMPRISED OF:PARCEL 1:UNIT NO. 4, LOT NO. 8, TRACT NO. 4862 FILED AUGUST 31, 1970 IN BOOK 272. OF MAPS, PAGES 1, 2 AND 3, SANTA CLARA COUNTY RECORDS, AS SHOWN ON EXHIBIT “A” ATTACHED TO THE CONDOMINIUM PLAN DATED OCTOBER 1, 1970 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 9237. OF OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 469 SANTA CLARA COUNTY RECORDS, AND AS DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS (ENABLING DECLARATION ESTABLISHING A PLAN FOR CONDOMINIUM OWNERSHIP OF CAPITOL ESTATES) DATED OCTOBER 1, 1970 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 9237 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS PAGE 456, SANTA CLARA COUNTY RECORDS AND THE DECLARATION OF ANNEXATION OF CAPITOL ESTATES UNIT 1B AND 1D RECORDED FEBRUARY 26, 1971 UNDER RECORDER SERIES NOS. 3961406 AND 3961424 RESPECTIVELY; AND OF CAPITOL ESTATES UNIT 1C (PHASE 1) AND 1C (PHASE 2) RECORDED FEBRUARY 18, 1972 UNDER RECORDER SERIES NOS. 4196232 AND 4196236 RESPECTIVELY SANTA CLARA COUNTY RECORDSPARCEL 2: AN UNDIVIDED ¼ INTEREST IN COMMON AREA “A” OF LOT 8, SHOWN ON EXHITBIT “A” AFORESAID AND AS DEFINED IN SAID DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS BEING ALL OF SUCH LOT NO. 8 AND THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, EXCEPT FOR THE UNITS; ANDPARCEL 3:AN UNDIVIDED 1/412 INTEREST IN COMMON AREA “B” AS SHOWN ON SUCH EXHIBIT “A” AND OR DESCRIBED IN SUCH RESTRICTIONS, BEING DESIGNATED AS LOTS 104, 105, AND 106 OF TRACT NO. 4862 ON SUCH EXHIBIT “A” AND THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON.EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE UNDERGROUND WATER RIGHTS AS GRANTED TO SAN JOSE WATER WORKS, A CALIFORNIA COPRORATION RECORDED OCTOBER 21, 1970 IN BOOK 9095 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS, PAGE 115. APN: 254-22-032The subject property shall be sold “as is.” Bids for the property are hereby invited. All bids must be on the bid forms provided by the Santa Clara County Public Guardian or Sereno Group Real Estate and may be mailed or personally delivered to the Office of the Public Guardian, 333 W. Julian Street, 4th Floor, San Jose, California 95110, Attn: Lynne Olenak. All bids must be accompanied by a ten (10) percent deposit, with the balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash upon close of escrow. The full terms of the sale are contained in the bid form. All bids will be opened at the Office of the Guardian on May 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., or thereafter, as allowed by law. The Santa Clara County Public Guardian reserves the right to reject any and all bids prior to entry of a court order confirming a sale. The sale shall be subject to confirmation by the above entitled court. For additional information and bids forms, contact Lynne Olenak, from Sereno Group Real Estate, (408) 656-0895 or at the Santa Clara County Public Guardian’s Office. /s/Petitioner JAMES R. WILLIAMS, County Counsel, MARK A. GONZALEZ, (SBN 178649) Lead Deputy County Counsel 373 West Julian Street, Suite 300 San Jose, CA 95110 Telephone: (408) 758-4200 Fax: (408) 758-4292 Attorneys for James J. Ramoni Public Administrator of the County of Santa Clara (Pub CC 4/12, 4/19, 4/26/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #627982

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Scorpion Builders Inc., 10840 Jilinda Ct., San Jose, CA, 95127. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 3/24/2017. Refile of previous file #546869 with changes. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Gustavo Fernandez. President. #3999363. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/24/2017. (pub Metro 3/29, 4/05, 4/12, 4/19/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #627909 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Leticia Domingo Makeup Artist & Esthetician, 735 Lotus Street, San Jose, CA, 95116, Leticia Domingo. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Leticia Domingo. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/22/2017. (pub Metro 4/05, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #628366 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GI Auto Test And Repair, 36 Washington St., Santa Clara, CA, 95050, Gurpal Singh, 1488 Lochner Dr., San Jose, CA, 95127. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 4/03/2017. /s/Gurpal Singh. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 4/03/2017. (pub Metro 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/03/2017)

NOTICE OF INTENT TO SELL REAL PROPERTY: CASE NO. 16-PR-179677

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on May 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., the Santa Clara Public Guardian, as Trustee of THE SYLVIA DARTEZ REVOCABLE TRUST DATED JANUARY 15, 2016, intends to sell at private sale, to the highest net bidder, all of the estate’s right, title and interest in and to certain real property located at 629 Novak Drive, in the City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, State of California, which property is more particularly described as follows: “Lot 6 “Tract No. 3710”. Which map was filed for record on June 19, 1964 in Book 181 of Maps, pages 16 and 17, Santa Clara County Records. EXCEPTING THEREFROM the underground water or rights thereto, with no right of surface entry, as quitclaimed to San Jose water works, a California corporation, recorded in Book 6595 of Official Records, page 397.”APN: 559-14-059Commonly known as: 629 Novak Drive, San Jose, CA 95127-1552The subject property shall be sold “as is.” Bids for the property are hereby invited. All bids must be on the bid forms provided by the Santa Clara County Public Guardian or Re/Max Santa Clara Valley and may be mailed or personally delivered to the Office of the Public Guardian, 333 W. Julian Street, 4th Floor, San Jose, California 95110, or to Re/ Max Santa Clara Valley, 1530 Parkmoor Avenue, Suite B, San Jose California 95110, Attn: Phil Costanza. All bids must be accompanied by a ten (10) percent deposit, with the balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash upon close of escrow. The full terms of the sale are contained in the bid form. All bids will be opened at the Office of the Guardian on May 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., or thereafter, as allowed by law. The Santa Clara County Public Guardian reserves the right to reject any and all bids prior to entry of a court order confirming a sale. The sale shall be subject to confirmation by the above entitled court. For additional information and bids forms, contact Phil Costanza, from Re/Max Santa Clara Valley, (408) 295-4432 or at the Santa Clara County Public Guardian’s Office. /s/Petitioner JAMES R. WILLIAMS, County Counsel, MARK A. GONZALEZ, (SBN 178649) Lead Deputy County Counsel 373 West Julian Street, Suite 300 San Jose, CA 95110 Telephone: (408) 758-4200 Fax: (408) 758-4292 Attorneys for James J. Ramoni Public Administrator of the County of Santa Clara (Pub CC 4/12, 4/19, 4/26/2017)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on May 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., the Santa Clara Public Administrator, as Administrator of the estate of ELZIE MAYFIELD AKA ELZIE MAYFIELD, JR., intends to sell at private sale, to the highest net bidder, all of the estate’s right, title and interest in and to certain real property located in 3225/3227 Alma Street, in the City of Palo Alto, County of Santa Clara, State of California, which property is more particularly described as follows: ALL OF LOTS 34 and 35, Block 12, as shown upon that certain map entitled, “Stanford University Villa Tract,” which Map was filed for record in the Office of the Recorder of the County of Santa Clara, State of California, on November 12, 1912, in Book O of Maps, Page 15. APN: 132-27-081The subject property shall be sold “as is.” Bids for the property are hereby invited. All bids must be on the bid forms provided by the Santa Clara County Public Administrator or Alain Pinel Realtors and may be mailed or personally delivered to the Office of the Public Administrator, 333 W. Julian Street, 4th Floor, San Jose, California 95110, or to Alain Pinel Realtors, 750 University Avenue, Suite 150, Los Gatos, California 95032, Attn: George Montanari. All bids must be accompanied by a ten (10) percent deposit, with the balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash upon close of escrow. The full terms of the sale are contained in the bid form. All bids will be opened at the Office of the Administrator on May 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., or thereafter, as allowed by law. The Santa Clara County Public Administrator reserves the right to reject any and all bids prior to entry of a court order confirming a sale. The sale shall be subject to confirmation by the above-entitled court. For additional information and bids forms, contact George Montanari, from Alain Pinel Realtors, (408) 357-8808, or at the Santa Clara County Public Administrator’s Office. /s/Petitioner JAMES R. WILLIAMS, County Counsel, MARK A. GONZALEZ, (SBN 178649) Lead Deputy County Counsel 373 West Julian Street, Suite 300 San Jose, CA 95110 Telephone: (408) 758-4200 Fax: (408) 758-4292 Attorneys for James J. Ramoni Public Administrator of the County of Santa Clara (Pub CC 4/19, 4/26, 5/03/2017)

NOTICE OF INTENT TO SELL REAL PROPERTY: CASE NO. 1-97-PR-142051

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Initiate Phresh Is Best, 3000 Mission College, Santa Clara, CA, 95054, Michelle Butler, 4421 Reniassance Dr., #226, San Jose, CA, 95134. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 3/06/2017. /s/Michelle Butler. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/06/2017. (pub Metro 4/05, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26/2017)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on May 2, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., the Santa Clara Public Guardian, as Conservator of the Person and Estate of THELMA BOTHWELL, AKA KITTEN BOTHWELL, AKA THELMA BURKS, intends to sell at private sale, to the highest net bidder, all of the estate’s right, title and interest in and to certain real property located at 1393 Highland Ct., in the City of Milpitas, County of Santa Clara, State of California, which property is more particularly described as follows: FOR APN/Parcel ID(s): 088-40084THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE CITY OF MILPITAS, COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:LOT 41, AS SHOWN ON THAT CERTAIN MAP ENTITLED, “TRACT NO. 4860 HIGHLAND PARK TOWNHOUSES”, WHICH MAP WAS FILED FOR RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY, STATE OF CALIFORNIA ON AUGUST 26, 1970 IN BOOK 272 OF MAPS, AT PGES 33 AND 34.The subject property shall be sold “as is.” Bids for the property are hereby invited. All bids must be on the bid forms provided by the Santa Clara County Public Guardian or Keller Williams and may be mailed or personally delivered to the Office of the Public Guardian, 333 W. Julian Street, 4th Floor, San Jose, California 95110, or to Keller Williams, 180 Great Oaks Blvd., San Jose California 95119, Attn: Christine LeQuang. All bids must be accompanied by a ten (10) percent deposit, with the balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash upon close of escrow. The full terms of the sale are contained in the bid form. All bids will be opened at the Office of the Guardian on May 2, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., or thereafter, as allowed by law. The Santa Clara County Public Guardian reserves the right to reject any and all bids prior to entry of a court order confirming a sale. The sale shall be subject to confirmation by the above entitled court. For additional information and bids forms, contact Christine LeQuang, from Keller Williams, (408) 828-1074, or at the Santa Clara County Public Guardian’s Office. /s/Petitioner JAMES R. WILLIAMS, County Counsel, MARK A. GONZALEZ, (SBN 178649) Lead Deputy County Counsel 373 West Julian Street, Suite 300 San Jose, CA 95110 Telephone: (408) 758-4200 Fax: (408) 758-4292 Attorneys for James J. Ramoni Public Administrator of the County of Santa Clara (Pub CC 4/12, 4/19, 4/26/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #627293 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Good Ethic Movers, 2345 Sutter Avenue, #6, Santa Clara, CA, 95050, D. Castillo Priscilla. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 12/19/2016. Refile of previous file #624606 with changes. /s/Priscilla D. Castillo. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/07/2017. (pub Metro 4/05, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #628581 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Mountain Miles Mtn View, 1724 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View, CA, 94040, SDS Foods LLC, 3529 S. Bascom Ave., #N6, Campbell, CA, 95008. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Yadwinder Singh. Manager. #201705510102 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 4/07/2017. (pub Metro 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/03/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #627253

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #628340 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Yuki Express, 1163 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, CA, 95125, Yuki Sushi LLC. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 3/24/2017. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/ Nobuko Der. Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/30/2017. (pub Metro 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/03/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #628564 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Boost - Culture & Coaching Strategies, 38, N. Almaden Blvd, Unit 1818, San Jose, CA, 95110, Tonya J. Long. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 4/03/2017. /s/Tonya J. Long. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 4/07/2017/2017. (pub Metro 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/03/2017)

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME, CASE NUMBER:17CV308230 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner (name): Ioana Dimitriu for decree changing names as follows: Present name: Ioana Dimitriu. Proposed name: Ioana Taropa. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: June 20, 2017 at 8:45 am, room Probate filed on: April 5, 2017 (pub dates: 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/03/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #628607 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Theresa’s Custom Scrapbooks, 500 W. 10th St., #44, Gilroy, CA, 95020, Teresa Stefanisko. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 4/7/2017. /s/Teresa Stefanisko. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 4/07/2017. (pub Metro 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/03/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #628616 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Peak Value Enterprises, 205 De Anza Blvde, #133, San Mateo, CA, 94402, James Crabtree, 3633 Copperfield Dr., #364, San Jose, CA, 95136. This business is

conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 4/07/2017. /s/James Crabtree. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 4/07/2017. (pub Metro 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/03/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #628626

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Sam Plumbing Construction, 915 Green Wich Ave., Sunnyvale, Ca, 94087, Eung Sam Seok. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 9/14/1998. Refile of previous #354891 after 40 days of expiration date. /s/Eung Sam Seok. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 4/10/2017. (pub Metro4/19, 4/26, 5/03, 5/10/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #628414 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Vankirk Electric, 9595 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900, Beverly Hills, CA, 90212, Mon Arc Group, Inc. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 4/07/2008. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Paul Sanchez. Secretary. #2962277. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/20/2017. (pub Metro 4/19, 4/26, 5/03, 5/10/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #628400 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: El Paisano Insurance, 1201 E. Julian Street, Suite 2, San Jose, CA, 95116, Syed Ghayas, 38950 Blocow Rd., Suite E, Fremont, Ca, 94536. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 4/01/2017. /s/Syed Ghayas. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 4/03/2017. (pub Metro 4/19, 4/26, 5/03, 5/10/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #628711 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Monika Rose, 1030 El Monte Ave., Apt 210, Mountain View, CA, 94040, Monika Rose Toves. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 4/06/2017. Refile of previous file #627284 with changes. /s/Monika Rose Toves. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 4/11/2017. (pub Metro 4/19, 4/26, 5/03, 5/10/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #627583 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Souvanny Consulting, 2893 Fallwood Lane, San Jose, Ca, 95132, Souvanny Keomahavong. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 3/15/2017. /s/Souvanny Keomahavong. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/15/2017. (pub Metro 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/03/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #627612 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Duong So 7, 2. Dong Vui, 3. Tigon Cafe, 301 Santa Clara Street, Suite B, San Jose, CA, 95113, Tigon LLC, 772 N. 1 St Street, San Jose, CA, 95112. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 3/15/2017. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Marco Sudjita. Manager. #201706710696. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/15/2017. (pub Metro 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/03/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #628584 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Pristine Orthodontics, 750 Welch Road, STE 102, Palo Alto, CA, 94304, Jeffrey Hung-Yip Lee DDS, 215 Eucalyptus Ave., Hillsborough, CA, 94010. This business is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Jeffrey Lee DDS. President. #C4001981. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 4/07/2017. (pub Metro 4/19, 4/26, 5/03, 5/10/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #628743 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Equus Commercial Real Estate, 2005 De La Cruz Blvd., Suite 180, Santa Clara, CA, 95050, Jose Inson Gorme Jr, 100 N. Whisman Rd., #3311, Mountain View, CA, 94043. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 4/12/2017. /s/ Jose Inson Gorme Jr. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 4/12/2017. (pub Metro 4/19, 4/26, 5/03, 5/10/2017)

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: In Step Footwear, 285 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA, 94041, In Step LLC, 40559 Encyclopedia Cir., Fremont, CA, 94538. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 3/20/2017. Refile of previous file #564253 with changes. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Ying Zhou. CEO. #201620010069. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 3/20/2017. (pub Metro 3/29, 4/05, 4/12, 4/19/2017)

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): After George Washington was elected as the first president of the United States, he had to move from his home in Virginia to New York City, which at the time was the center of the American government. But there was a problem: He didn't have enough cash on hand to pay for his long-distance relocation, so he was forced to scrape up a loan. Fortunately, he was resourceful and persistent in doing so. The money arrived in time for him to attend his own inauguration. I urge you to be like Washington in the coming weeks, Aries. Do whatever's necessary to get the funds you need to finance your life's next chapter. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Fantasize about

sipping pear nectar and listening to cello music and inhaling the aroma of musky amber and caressing velvet, cashmere, and silk. Imagine how it would feel to be healed by inspiring memories and sweet awakenings and shimmering delights and delicious epiphanies. I expect experiences like these to be extra available in the coming weeks. But they won't necessarily come to you freely and easily. You will have to expend effort to ensure they actually occur. So be alert for them. Seek them out. Track them down.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Contagion may work in

your favor, but it could also undermine you. On the one hand, your enthusiasm is likely to ripple out and inspire people whose help you could use. On the other hand, you might be more sensitive than usual to the obnoxious vibes of manipulators. But now that I've revealed this useful tip, let's hope you will be able to maximize the positive kind of contagion and neutralize the negative. Here's one suggestion that may help: Visualize yourself to be surrounded by a golden force field that projects your good ideas far and wide even as it prevents the disagreeable stuff from leaking in.

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digs. The experience didn't hurt them, and she swore it put them back on track with their egg-laying. I'm not comfortable with this strategy. It's too extreme for an animal-lover like myself. (And I'm glad I don't have to deal with recalcitrant hens.) But maybe it’s an apt metaphor or poetic prod for your use right now. What could you do to stimulate your own creative production?

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Now would be an

excellent time to add deft new nuances to the ways you kiss, lick, hug, snuggle, caress, and fondle. Is there a worthy adventurer who will help you experiment with these activities? If not, use your pillow, your own body, a realistic life-size robot, or your imagination. This exercise will be a good warm-up for your other assignment, which is to upgrade your intimacy skills. How might you do that? Hone and refine your abilities to get close to people. Listen deeper, collaborate stronger, compromise smarter, and give more. Do you have any other ideas?

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): "If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first six sharpening my ax," said Abraham Lincoln, one of America's most productive presidents. I know you Sagittarians are more renowned for your bold, improvisational actions than your careful planning and strategic preparation, but I think the coming weeks will be a time when you can and should adopt Lincoln's approach. The readier you are, the freer you'll be to apply your skills effectively and wield your power precisely. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Zoologists say

that cannibalizing offspring is common in the animal kingdom, even among species that care tenderly for their young. So when critters eat their kids, it's definitely "natural." But I trust that in the coming weeks, you won't devour your own children. Nor, I hope, will you engage in any behavior that metaphorically resembles such an act. I suspect that you may be at a low ebb in your relationship with some creation or handiwork or influence that you generated out of love. But please don't abolish it, dissolve it, or abandon it. Just the opposite, in fact: Intensify your efforts to nurture it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your astrological

house of communication will be the scene of substantial clamor and ruckus in the coming weeks. A bit of the hubbub will be flashy but empty. But much of it should be pretty interesting, and some of it will even be useful. To get the best possible results, be patient and objective rather than jumpy and reactive. Try to find the deep codes buried inside the mixed messages. Discern the hidden meanings lurking within the tall tales and reckless gossip. If you can deal calmly with the turbulent flow, you will give your social circle a valuable gift.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In the coming weeks, there will be helpers whose actions will nudge you — sometimes inadvertently—toward a higher level of professionalism. You will find it natural to wield more power and you will be more effective in offering your unique gifts. Now maybe you imagine you have already been performing at the peak of your ability, but I bet you will discover —with a mix of alarm and excitement—that you can become even more excellent. Be greater, Leo! Do better! Live stronger! (P.S.: As you ascend to this new level of competence, I advise you to be humbly aware of your weaknesses and immaturities. As your clout rises, you can't afford to indulge in self-delusions.)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The best oracular advice you'll get in the coming days probably won't arise from your dreams or an astrological reading or a session with a psychic, but rather by way of seemingly random signals, like an overheard conversation or a sign on the side of a bus or a scrap of paper you find lying on the ground. And I bet the most useful relationship guidance you receive won't be from an expert, but maybe from a blog you stumble upon or a barista at a café or one of your old journal entries. Be alert for other ways this theme is operating, as well. The usual sources may not have useful info about their specialties. Your assignment is to gather up accidental inspiration and unlikely teachings.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I love to see you Virgos

Homework. At least 30 percent of everything you and I know is more than half-wrong. Are you brave enough to admit it? Describe your ignorance. FreeWillastrology.com.

flirt with the uncharted and the uncanny and the indescribable. I get thrills and chills whenever I watch your fine mind trying to make sense of the fabulous and the foreign and the unfathomable. What other sign can cozy up to exotic wonders and explore forbidden zones with as much no-nonsense pragmatism as you? If anyone can capture greased lightning in a bottle or get a hold of magic beans that actually work, you can.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A friend told me about a trick used by his grandmother, a farmer. When her brooding hens stopped laying eggs, she would put them in pillowcases that she then hung from a clothesline in a stiff breeze. After the hens got blown around for a while, she returned them to their cozy

Go to REALASTROLOGY.COM to check out Rob Brezsny’s Expanded Weekly Audio Horoscopes and Daily Text Message Horoscopes. Audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1-877-873-4888 or 1-900-950-7700


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E’VE ALL SEEN them. The celebrated neon signs of San Jose. We're talking Stephen's Meat Products, Western Appliance, the Sands Motel and the Wing’s restaurant sign in Japantown. Signs are essential elements in the collective story of this city. They are part of San Jose's consciousness. Thousands of natives have gushed endless praise for San Jose’s old-school

neon signage, with many people from out of town also showing up just to photograph the marquees. But with the majority finding solace in bland landscapes, generic signage and village after village of hideously uniform condos that no interesting person would possibly look at, someone is finally taking it upon herself to stop complaining and do something to raise awareness about San Jose's heritage of neon. Enter Heather David, San Jose's resident expert at roadside motel architecture. David has put together a glorious and glossy tour guide called the San Jose Signs Project, a partnership between various communities, historic organizations

and local businesses. The mission of The San Jose Signs Project is threefold: to educate, advocate and preserve. The physical guide is only the beginning. A gala hoedown release party is scheduled for somewhere around the end of next month and anyone is welcome to join the Facebook group for up-to-date shenanigans: www. facebook.com/sanjosesignproject. “I strongly believe that signs are important cultural place markers, and I am not alone,” David says. “Cities all over the country have been working to celebrate and protect their historic signage, and I felt that San Jose, with its notable sign inventory, should step up and do the same.” One doesn't have to venture far to understand this. In Tucson, Arizona, for instance, one finds a project called The Neon Pueblo, a large-scale effort that preserved, restored and re-installed 30 neon signs, after local heroes salvaged them from potential destruction.

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Tucson now incorporates the signs as part of how the city markets itself to tourists. One can acquire a massive 40-page, full-color guide to the whole project, complete with a map of all the signs. The city even revised some of the sign codes to accommodate the preservation of these unique assets, understanding that neon was part of Tucson's colorful history. The city of Phoenix’s Historic Preservation Office presents a similar concept: a two-page guide on “MidCentury Marvels,” which directs visitors to architecture and neon from the postwar era. Clearly, they understand the ways in which neon signage plays a role in the collective story of a city. I can cite other examples—from Amarillo, Texas, to Vancouver, British Columbia—and in the latter case, the Vancouver Neon Project includes photographs of former and remaining signage all over the city, especially in its Chinatown. In the ’50s, Vancouver claimed over 18,000 neon signs, second only to Las Vegas. Tasteless bureaucrats came along and outlawed the signs for decades, until the city eventually reevaluated its policies in 2000. Now the signs are back. “Every sign has a story to tell,” David says. “This story can be a reflection of the larger society’s values at the time of the sign’s inception and/or it can be a story of a region’s unique local history. The animated neon Wing’s sign in Japantown, for example, is a place marker for one of San Jose’s original Chinatowns.” The San Jose Signs Project guide includes 25 classic signs still remaining in San Jose. Included are Falafel's Drive-In, Time Deli, Y Not, Mr. T's Liquor Locker and the Kentucky Fried Chicken Bucket at 250 N. Bascom Ave. Regarding the last example, people from all over the country visit San Jose to photograph the KFC bucket because it's one of the last in the U.S. and the oldest one still standing. Similarly, the neon diving lady at the City Center Motel on Reed is one of only two original motel sign divers left in the entire state of California. They used to be everywhere, but no more. “The long-term goal for this project is to obtain protections for as many of our historic signs as possible,” David says. “The short-term goal is to conduct a professional inventory of San Jose’s signs, and identify those that are indeed historic and require protection.” Amen. Long live neon!


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Button Pushers CLAMMING UP Diners at Yayoi can order anything, including a bowl of steamed littleneck clams, without uttering a word.

Yayoi’s futuristic ordering system offers privacy, comfort food BY NGOC NGO

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OME ELEMENTS OF Japanese cuisine are a real oddity. Renowned for their exquisite use of ingredients and carefully crafted dishes, the Japanese are also responsible for the practice of ordering ramen from a digital screen and eating in an isolated stall. Such a paradox is found at Yayoi in Cupertino, where patrons digitally order traditional comfort food. Scrolling through food pictures from a wall-mounted tablet hardly

seems welcoming, yet there is an unforeseen advantage—guests are left alone to dine in peace, as everything can be ordered with the touch of a button. Yayoi, once known as Yayoi-ken, served European food starting in 1886 in Japan. Now their Teishoku cuisine has spread worldwide— another location opened in Palo Alto early last year. Teishoku is a set meal aimed at providing balance and nutrition. The mainstay of Teishoku is a specially milled rice called Kinmemai, which has the benefits of brown rice within a white rice grain. We enjoyed this rice in the two meal sets we ordered for dinner. The miso katsu teishoku ($15.50) featured a pork cutlet in miso sauce, a side of marinated cold tofu, miso soup and a slow-cooked egg. The meal is served

as a set on a square plastic tray. The pork was a bit thick and dry, but the katsu breading and dark miso sauce were a good preparation for the meat. The rich and heavy sauce paired well with Kinme-mai rice, while the slow-cooked egg melted over everything to add a silky texture from the runny egg yolk. The Hitsumbushi ($22) set came with barbecued eel over rice and a side of dashi broth, Nagoya style. The unagi, or barbecued eel, is glazed with a special sauce and cut into thin slices. After adding rice, eel pieces and green onions to the bowl, dashi broth can be poured from a spout to create a soup. The dashi broth is a bit plain, but the concept is comforting and refreshing in the same style as ochazuke, a dish served with tea as the broth. For those who don’t like soupy rice, the dashi broth can be omitted and still result in a satisfying meal. After patrons order the food, the menu screen shows exactly where the dish is in the process (ordered, cooking and finishing). Waiters serve everything

as it’s ready but otherwise leave the party alone. For anyone who complains about suffocating or inattentive service, this flight attendant style here—diners have a call button—could be the perfect option. We used this feature to get extra water, bowls and utensils. The ordering system also allows the kitchen to prepare appetizers first. Salmon carpaccio ($9) was the first of our dishes to arrive. Slices of salmon came laid out on red onion slivers dressed with a simple citrus-shoyu dressing and microgreens garnish. The fish quality was adequate and the entire dish was a satisfying starter. Next came the asari sakamushi ($9), a bowl of steamed littleneck clams garnished with microgreens and lemon slices. The broth was only mildly sweet from the juices of the clam. Like the salmon carpaccio, the quality of the clams was average, but overall the dish did its job to whet our appetites. For dessert, we finished with matcha anmitsu ($8), a bowl of green tea ice cream with red beans, agar jelly, fruit and a strong black sugar syrup to drizzle on top. The classic Japanese combination of green tea ice cream and red beans were a hit, made even more refreshing with agar jelly cubes and cocktail fruit. The black sugar syrup tasted almost herbal rather than sweet, providing a nice contrast to the other elements. We settled our bill at the counter, having the last of just a few human interactions during the whole dining experience. In a time when so many things are automated, dining at Yayoi strikes a balance between friendly staff and the advantages of computerized ordering. For diners who want privacy and comfort, this environment works well. For those who want a more personalized and attentive experience, Yayoi may feel a bit distant. But the dining experience and expansion of a new cuisine to the Bay Area cuisine make it a worthy attraction. Reservations are highly recommended.

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Loungeabouts IMMIGRANTED The Branham Lounge still offers shelter to weary travelers in need of a drink and nostalgia.

Good vibes persist at South Side dive The Branham Lounge BY TOMEK MACKOWIAK

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HO DO THESE people think they are?” I pondered this question as a metallic pearl BMW sped away from the black Isetta I was piloting down Almaden Expressway. I’d borrowed the gorgeous compact vehicle from a friend and decided to slip below the belt of San Jose and head to the South Side. The Isetta is arguably the best designed BMW of all time, and I

assumed a fellow Beemer would appreciate the camaraderie; so, when I spotted the pearly 5-series in the next lane I gazed at the driver until he looked over and I gave a hearty greeting. In classic BMW style, I waved with my fingers in a fashion resembling an agitated cuttlefish. The driver’s retort: a cold stare before speeding away. I watched the “CH” bumper sticker disappear into traffic as the 300cc engine of the Isetta pushed itself to the outer limits. This Chekoslovakian was obviously a very rude individual, and at that moment I considered the difference between emigrants and immigrants. One is tied to their homeland and forced to leave, while the other is tied to their new home.

The thought weighed heavily on my constitution. I needed respite. I pulled into the Robertsville shopping center, located at Branham Lane and Almaden. The Branham Lounge has occupied the quaint space for a long time. It’s been serving cocktails, wine and brews since long before highways 85 and 87 existed. It’s been around since IBM was Silicon Valley. Stopping at The Branham Lounge, with this emigrant/immigrant question rattling in my head, felt fitting due to the dive’s heritage. A long time ago, I would sneak into this humble institution for beverages. Back in the 1990s, the septuagenarian owner would work day and night to serve lead-hand pours. The crowd was comprised of working-class suburbanites. What made the spot especially special was an Easter egg hidden in the jukebox. A few times a night, someone would drop a quarter into the music machine and request “Coming to America,” by Neil Diamond. The aged owner would run back

into the storeroom and emerge in a sequined red, white and blue top hat, with a sparkler in each hand. He’d dance to the song and the bar would elevate into a moment of jubilant bliss I have never experienced since. This was a time when the emigrant/ immigrant question was moot. We had emerged from under the weight of the Cold War and the borders were entrances to sanctuary. I pondered this while I tucked the Isetta into my backpack and headed into the Branham Lounge. The place has been renovated and feigned since my first visit, but it still retains the floor plan and vibe I remember.

It’s been serving cocktails, wine and brews since long before highways 85 and 87 existed Classy Victorian velvet wallpaper frames an outfit of comfortable seating facing the original bar. I sat down and ordered an Aurora Hoppyalis by Karl Strauss and was cheered to find a fellow traveler next to me: Mr. Harada. His eyes squinted into a smile that said, “Hello, old friend.” Our glasses clinked a greeting to our health, INXS came on the juke, and for a moment I could see the sequined top-hat reflecting sparklers. You can reinvent a place to your liking, but good old ghosts will always chime in during times of need. Here’s to tomorrow and those that came before to pave the way. Here’s to the South Side, and the best bar in Robertsville Square. Barfly is aware that the bumper sticker “CH” actually stands for Switzerland. —Editor

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