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Queen B Santa Clara County voters last year overwhelmingly approved a half-cent sales tax to invest more than $6 billion in transportation infrastructure. Measure B, a 30-year tax that began raking in revenue for the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) this year, promised to bring BART to downtown San Jose, upgrade Caltrain and highways, and bolster the region’s network of bicycle and pedestrian paths. Though the measure won more support than any transit tax in county history, one woman is on a mission to stop it. Litigation filed earlier this year by CHERIEL JENSEN, a retired urban planner from Saratoga, is holding Measure B hostage—all $40 million collected to date. San Jose Mayor SAM LICCARDO decried the lawsuit as an attempt “to exploit the judicial process” against the will of the people. The crux of Jensen’s claim is that the measure’s language was too broad. In an interview with Fly, however, she said her real contention involves an “ancient aquifer” beneath the site of the planned BART station downtown. “They’ll start digging They and they’ll find that Did the earth will start to What? collapse, and the water SEND TIPS TO will be out of control, FLY@ which means the cost METRONEWS. of what they’re doing is COM going to skyrocket,” said Jensen, who used to work for the county and the city of San Jose. “It’s never going to work.” Though a judge dismissed her claim earlier this summer, she appealed to a higher court, which may drag things on for another year or more. VTA spokeswoman LINH HOANG said the cost of the holdup is mindboggling and will only mount over time. She cited a Duke University estimate that every $1 billion invested in transportation creates about 22,000 jobs. By that count, Jensen is preventing the VTA from putting more than 108,000 people to work, which would be an enormous boost to the local economy.

Stamping Dissent BIZARRO TRUMP Alum Rock Union trustee Khanh Tran, a Democrat, has lashed out at parents and fellow school board members, leading to comparisons to the president.

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N KHANH TRAN, criticism generally has the opposite of its intended effect.

The Alum Rock Union School District trustee’s stubborn insistence that he’s in the right led to his ouster as board president and inspired a recall campaign. But the 50-year-old elected official said he won’t back down from his refusal to ditch a potentially shady school contractor, even if that puts him at odds with virtually the entire district administration, state regulators and concerned parents. When a state audit pointed to misspending, mismanagement and potential fraud involving Del Terra Group, which the Alum Rock school

district hired to oversee $265 million in bond construction, Tran promptly set about discrediting the findings. When families in the largely lowincome East Side district criticized the board for prioritizing new construction over long-overdue maintenance, Tran dismissed the parents and school children as “scripted mobs.” When veteran Mercury News reporter Sharon Noguchi reported on the crisis wracking the K-8 district in a way he disagreed with, Tran called it “fake news.” When a parent pointed out that students were trapped in sweltering classrooms during last week’s heat wave because of the board’s decision to allocate bond money for new gyms rather than air conditioning, Tran called her “biased and emotional” in a typo-ridden email. The defiant stance by Tran and his allies—trustees Esau Ruiz Herrera

and Dolores Marquez-Frausto, a bloc known as the Alum Rock Three—cost the district its fiscal independence. It also prompted the county’s District Attorney’s Office to investigate. Tran has repeatedly stated that he will honor the Del Terra contracts until someone finds proof of fraud. And he bristles at the notion that officials from outside the district— including Assemblyman Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese—have called out his attempts to undermine district Superintendent Hilaria Bauer. “I’m trying to tell them, Sam Liccardo and Dave Cortese and the rest, to stop sticking their nose in our business,” Tran told Metro. “They don’t know the facts. They don’t know the behind-the-scenes evidence.” Despite the backlash, Tran maintains that he’s a champion for a “silent majority” of people who voted for him, while others are “just being emotional.” Tran’s bombast, Twitter barbs, cries of “fake news” and personal denunciations of anyone at odds with him have drawn comparisons to President Trump. Though he considers himself the

was inspired by his concern for the working poor, senior citizens and millennials, said Tran, a cyber-security consultant by trade. He acknowledged that he sees his time on the school board as “training,” or “a starting point” in his quest for higher office. As a congressman, he said, he would try to secure federal funding for affordable housing and public land trusts. Tran has been promoting his campaign on Twitter under the handle @KT4Millennials. His campaign website features several old photos of his four children over the slogan, “It’s about Integrity, Labor and Housing.” “In the end, like Trump, I get votes,” Tran said. “Unlike Trump, I defend seniors, the weak, poor and helpless.” Though he admittedly has little in the way of campaign cash, Tran said he’s proud to have landed an endorsement from former county Supervisor George Shirakawa Jr. That’s the same Shirakawa who was jailed a few years back on public corruption charges and who was caught rigging an election by sending out campaign mailers to paint a friend’s opponent in a San Jose council race as communist. But Tran, who has little patience for concerned parents in his district, expressed deep sympathy for his friend Shirawaka. “We all make mistakes,” Tran said. “I’m sending a message that people deserve a second chance. Not only that, but he did a lot for his constituency. The voters loved him, so if he supports me, which he does, I get his voters.” During his time as trustee, Tran said, he has often confided to Shirakawa, who offers guidance in return. “Also, you know, I told George, ‘Hey, why the hell did you lick the stamp? I mean, you’re supposed to use water or something, or a sponge.’ Just kidding, you know. But I do believe in second chances.” If Shirakawa avoided jail, Tran said, he’d be in Congress right now. And if Tran beats Khanna in the 2018 election, he added, he’d hire Shirakawa in a heartbeat. Tran said the disgraced politician’s gifts far outweigh his criminal offenses. “I have no problem hiring him as chief of staff,” Tran said. “On one condition, though: don’t lick the stamps.” Tran laughed, adding that, on a serious note, he would keep Shirakawa in check. “We’d have one rule,” he added, “to keep the stamps away from George.”






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ideological opposite of Trump, Tran likens himself to the embattled U.S. president in the sense that they’re both vilified by “biased media.” “We have a split district, just like we have a split nation,” he said, adding that he understands why Trump prefers Twitter over traditional news outlets. “But I will continue to speak the truth.” To Tran, that means calling the district dysfunctional and his critics misguided. It means labeling fellow trustee Andrés Quintero, who actually endorsed Tran’s bid for Congress, “overly emotional” and a supporter of “chaos” and “unlawfulness.” It means characterizing parents who demand change as “a threat to democracy.” “If a small group were to stick a gun to my head and say you’re going to vote this way, is that democracy?” he asked rhetorically in a lengthy phone call the morning after being voted out as board president. “I’m here to vote my conscience.” While demanding proof of wrongdoing by Del Terra, Tran has tried to get the district to more closely scrutinize its contracts with HarBro Emergency Services, the company hired to repair Mathson Middle School after a fire damaged the campus in February of 2016. An attorney’s report last month identified several problems with the HarBro, he noted in another typo-laden email to parents, including cost overruns, an illegal emergency declaration and failure to ratify contracts. If he terminated contracts with Del Terra, Tran continued, that would drag the district into needless litigation. In his view, the problem lies with Bauer, which is why Tran tried to hire a deputy superintendent to bypass her and report directly to the board. “We need those checks and balances,” he said last week. “I’m here to hold everyone accountable. Nobody is above the law.” But in a follow-up phone call Tuesday, Tran took a decidedly more conciliatory tone. He said the pleas from Cortese and Liccardo to support Bauer convinced him to soften his stance. “Even though I’m very critical of [Bauer], and I’m biting my teeth as I do this, I’m more compassionate now … and I do support renewing her contract through 2020,” he said. “ I believe in second chances.” With his term up in 2018, Tran said he’s preparing to ramp up his run for Congress against Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Fremont). His congressional bid | | | SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2017


RI GRIM REPORT UC Santa Cruz scientist Gary Griggs has spent the last five decades studying the coasts, and his new book makes some terrifying predictions.


EARLY HALF OF the humans on this sweet planet— three billion and counting—live in Earth’s coastal zones. But between 2000 and 2010, new building permits were issued at a rate of 1,355 per day in shoreline counties across the U.S. Increasing coastal development is setting the stage for a precarious future. Indeed, we’ve already begun to see its impact.

That’s why a new book by UC Santa Cruz earth sciences professor Gary Griggs, Coasts in Crisis: A Global Challenge, couldn’t come at a more crucial time. As the Trump Administration actively dismantles every hard-won environmental protection it can get its hands on, and the call-to-action

climate-change documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power plays in theaters across the country, Griggs’ book—which hit stores last week—sharpens its focus on the most vulnerable regions of all. “With about 150 million living within just three feet of high tide, and hundreds of millions more

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within a few more feet, future sea-level rise may be the greatest challenge human civilization has ever faced,” Griggs writes. Drawing on an impressive body of scientific research, Coasts in Crisis dips into geological and human history to trace our trajectory to today’s coastal megacities and

beyond. His engrossing, multidimensional approach results in a global perspective of the dangers and dilemmas facing our coasts. Natural processes and hazards get full coverage, but the human components—including pollution and plastic debris, ocean acidification, aquatic invasive species,

renewable energy, desalination and so much more—make up the brunt of his meticulous 352-page analysis. Metro grilled Griggs on the current state of the coasts and a future that depends on us. Did you have an ‘aha’ moment in which you realized that our coasts

were in a much more dire situation than you had ever thought? GARY GRIGGS: I arrived in Santa

Cruz 50 years ago as a young assistant professor at the newly opened UC Santa Cruz campus and immediately started exploring the coast—mostly the north





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coast—looking for places to take class field trips. In the fall of 1968, I headed out to Pleasure Point and quickly discovered that the water smelled like sewage. Turns out that place was locally known as “Sewer Peak” and it was the East Cliff outfall that discharged just 200 feet offshore in about five feet of water. That experience and the first environmental studies class I taught a year later, which produced a report on the area’s environmental problems, made me aware of the issues our coast faced even a half a century ago. If there is one thing that climatechange deniers can’t deny, it’s the scientific tracking of Earth’s melting ice caps. Along with the massive chunks of ice falling into the sea—including last month’s Antarctica iceberg, Larsen C, which you reported was the size of Santa Cruz, San Mateo, San Francisco and Santa Clara counties combined. Can you share any figures for the current rate of ice melt?

There are three main areas where the planet’s ice is stored, and it is primarily the melting of that ice that is raising sea level, along with a warming ocean, leading to thermal expansion of water. The mountain glaciers, or those in Alaska, the Andes, Alps, Patagonia and Himalayas, where we most often see the photographs of retreat and melting, actually are quite small in volume. If they were all to melt, which they are gradually doing, they would produce a total global sealevel rise of a little less than two feet. That’s not trivial if you live within two feet of high tide. The big volumes are in Greenland, which has enough ice to raise sea level around the planet about 24 feet—clearly a big problem for nearly 750 million people, or 10 percent of the planet’s people that live within 24 feet of sea level. The elephant in the room, however, is Antarctica, which holds 61 percent of all freshwater on the planet (6,400,000 cubic miles of ice, which


Our best projections at present of global sea-level rise for the year 2100 are about three feet above the 2000 level. Today around the world, there are about 150 million people living within three feet of high tide in places like Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, as well as New Orleans and parts of the Atlantic coast of the U.S. The impact of three feet of additional sea level on a low-lying area like downtown Capitola, which has been inundated a number of times by high tides and storm waves, is not trivial. Adding an additional foot or two of sea level makes a huge difference for any low-lying coastal community or city and the frequency of flooding. Will we see the San Francisco Bay grow, endangering landfill along its shores and low-lying areas like Alviso? Will low lying parts of the valley experience the kind of flooding that San Jose saw during the winter rains earlier this year?

would cover the entire United States with 10,000 feet of ice), and enough to raise sea level about 190 feet were it all to melt. No climate scientist believes that will happen this century or next, but we are slowly moving in that direction, and we don’t need all of the ice to melt—a few feet of sea level rise will create major problems in shoreline cities around the world. Right now our best projections are for about three feet of rise by 2100.

There is both flooding from rainfall and runoff, which occurs in areas removed from the bay (like Houston, where flooding is from extreme rainfall and not necessarily from the Gulf of Mexico). SeaLevel Rise will affect those low areas around the bay margins, and this includes places like SFO and Oakland International, which begin to see seawater on their runways with 16 feet of rise above present high tides. This is not good news.

You note that until about a century ago, global sea levels were fairly stable, rising only about .04 inches per year, or four inches per century. What is the rate at now?

The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (SFCDC) projects that the bay’s expansion will become a big problem around 2050. Is that consistent with your research?

The present rate of global sea-level rise as measured precisely from satellites over the past 24 years is a little more than 13 inches per 100 years, or over three times as fast as the past century. All indications are, however, that this rate is going to continue to increase.

SFBCDC has done a lot of cuttingedge work on sea-level rise around the bay, and was well out in front of the rest of the nation in doing so. Now there are these sea-level rise viewers, which you can use to look


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at virtually any coastal community and what 25cm, 50cm or 100cm or more may mean. I think high water levels are already a problem if you look at the King Tides site. I’ve not looked specifically at 2050 but in all likelihood, it could be much worse if we have 12 or more additional inches of sea level rise. Google, Facebook and Cisco all have low-lying campuses that could be affected by the melt-off by the end of the century. Have you looked at these areas in studying global warming?

I haven’t been looking specifically at these campuses. However, they are like many other very expensive development or infrastructure around the bay (SFO, Highway 101, etc.) in being at very low elevations. The three questions that are being asked are: 1. How much higher will sea level be by some future date (2030, 2050, etc.)? 2. What will be affected by that much rise? 3. What do we do about each of those structures? We can build seawalls, levees or some sort of floodwalls for a while, but it’s a bay with a 500mile shoreline and we cannot afford to either build levees around all of it, and we can’t hold back the Pacific Ocean forever. There will come a time when managed retreat or some sort of accommodation will be necessary. We’ve already seen destructive storms wreak unprecedented havoc on coastal cities in recent years, like 2013’s Typhoon Haiyan, which killed more than 6,000 thousand people in the Philippines and displaced tens of thousands more. Why are these storms occurring, and do you think we are just seeing the beginning of a dangerous trend?

The number of natural disasters from floods, storms, drought and heat waves during the first decade of the 21st century has been nearly five times as high as during the 1970s— and these are all weather-related events, which are influenced by climate change. Directly contradicting President Trump, a new draft report produced by 13 federal agencies concludes that the United States is already feeling the negative impacts of climate change. A

warming Earth means longer and more frequent droughts and heat waves, and warmer water that leads to both greater evaporation and subsequently increased rainfall and flooding, and likely more energy for hurricanes, typhoons and other tropical storms. While it is difficult to blame every additional climate-related disaster on global climate change, the patterns and trends are becoming increasingly clear that conditions are changing and there are major impacts on the planet’s human population as a result. In recent interviews, Al Gore mentioned visiting Miami and seeing fish swimming up out of storm drains during high tide—a frequent occurrence there now. You also address Miami in your book, saying it continues to build higher and higher, “as if trying to outpace the increasing rate of sea-level rise.” Not to pick on Miami, but it seems to be making an example of itself. In 2016, you write that Miami to West Palm Beach built 417 new condominium towers (with over 50,000 individual units)—and not one of them took sea-level rise into account.

The Miami-West Palm Beach-Fort Lauderdale area is already experiencing regular “tidal flooding,” although the governor for some odd reason has apparently forbidden state employees from using the words “sea-level rise.” It is one of the United States’ most vulnerable areas to additional sea-level rise, which is inevitable. The challenges the Miami area faces are a result of being built essentially at sea level and being on limestone, which is like Swiss cheese so it dissolves, leaving caves and sinkholes that provide easy access to seawater, no matter how high walls are built. While the city is spending millions of dollars trying to pump water out of the city, they can’t hold back the entire Atlantic Ocean. Denial is not the name of a river in Egypt. Under the Trump Administration, 11 national marine sanctuaries and monuments—totaling an area of 425 million acres of beaches, coral reefs and marine life habitat— could lose protections under a new plan to expand offshore oil and gas drilling. What sort of risks and impacts would this pose?

Fortunately oil and gas require a


certain set of conditions to form; it just doesn’t occur everywhere or we might find oil wells in everyone’s backyards. In addition, the state owns the first three miles offshore so the Trump administration has no control of these areas. There were some federal oil lease sales off of Central California back in the 1960s, but prospects at the time ended up being poor so leases were abandoned. There are many offshore areas that the oil companies aren’t really interested in simply because the probabilities of finding large amounts of oil are very low and the investments to drill and develop oil fields are very high. A single large offshore platform may cost $250 million to $1 billion. With crude oil prices now just under $50/ barrel (a barrel is 42 gallons), there are also many offshore areas where it simply isn’t economical to drill for oil, despite what Donald Trump may dream is out there. Two areas of highest risk today

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TOTAL MELTDOWN If all the ice in Greenland and Antartica were to melt, we would be living in a water world.


are the Arctic, where the efforts so far have been met with serious environmental conditions, and very deep water, such as offshore Gulf of Mexico where drilling is taking place in 5,000 to 10,000 feet of water. Explosions, fires, and blowouts, such as the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, when 11 crew members died and about 4.9 million barrels of oil ended up in the Gulf, are some of the hazards and potential impacts. Do you think that saving our coasts also requires a total shift in global consciousness? And if so, do you think we may be nearing that tipping point?

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coastal retreat, more frequent and severe climate-related natural disasters. If anyone wonders if there is a coming water crisis, ask a farmer. Coasts are at a crisis point because of both the increase in natural disasters and hazards that affect the coastal zone, but also the hundreds of millions of people that continue to move to coastal cities with all of their ocean impacts. While the U.S. under this president has turned back the clock on virtually every effort that had been made to try to bring climate change under control, California, in large part due to Gov. (Jerry) Brown, is way out in front and leading a nationally and internationally recognized effort to do the right thing. We have shown that we can be the largest national producer of solar energy, number three in wind power and leading in reducing carbon emissions, and still be the planet’s sixth largest economy. We can make a difference that is having a significant influence on other states and nations, thanks to an intelligent, thoughtful and focused governor who is doing the right things.



Crucible Arthur Miller

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There is a Terence McKenna concept for saving the world, which he attributes, actually, to the magic mushroom. That solution is that no woman should have more than one natural child. He admits that this solution flies directly in the face of capitalism, which thrives on an exponential increase in consumers. At the same time, I don’t hear many of my child-bearing-age peers talking about population projections. Do you think that our current trajectory requires a radical reversal or decrease in population?

Paul Ehrlich and his wife [Anne, who was uncredited] wrote The Population Bomb 50 years ago (1968) and described in detail how quickly global populations were increasing and the coming problems of mass starvation due to inadequate food supplies. I recall a nationwide organization with an active Santa Cruz group, called ZPG, for Zero Population Growth. A number of things happened in subsequent years with miracle crops increasing yields, etc., as well as push back from various religious groups ... and a whole series of other environmental issues took the front page. Yet

today, the world population stands at 7.5 billion, having doubled since I arrived at UCSC in 1968. China and India constitute 36 percent of the total. There is simply no way the planet can support the present population at anything close to the standard of living we enjoy in the U.S. It would take four Earths to provide that standard of living. Instead, the planet gains 225,000 people every day, equivalent to 900 jumbo jets each delivering 250 people; 850 million people across the world suffer from hunger and malnutrition and 21,000 of these, mostly children, die every day. The Earth also has a serious problem with access to safe drinking water and sanitation, with more people having cell phones than toilets. A child dies every 90 seconds because of lack of access to clean water and sanitation. The Earth simply doesn’t have the resources to support the present population with adequate food, water and sanitation. Each of your chapters end with a ‘Where do we go from here?’ section, intended to encourage people to act individually and collectively to restore, preserve and protect our vital coastal environments. What are the most important individual and collective actions we can take?

Following many talks I have given on coastal issues to off-campus groups, I often am asked “What can we do?” My first response has always until now been vote. Well, that didn’t work nationally, but it still makes a big difference closer to home. Our local and state representatives have huge impacts on coastal issues. There are also many opportunities to get involved with organizations or facilities who work on public education and coastal or ocean conservation: the Seymour Marine Discovery Center and Sanctuary Exploration Center, Save Our Shores, Surfriders, and many others who are working to improve our coastal environment through public education and advocacy. Gary Griggs presents ‘Coasts in Crisis: A Global Challenge’ at 4pm on Sunday, Sept. 30 at Barnes & Noble Stevens Creek. Free.

An inside look at San Jose politics

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called ‘free money,’ but that didn’t keep her from leaving for Santa Clara.

Hopscotching City Manager Stays on the Move BY JOSH KOEHN The South Bay’s most prolific public mercenary is taking her talents to Santa Clara. Two weeks ago, word came down that Deanna Santana would leave her post as city manager of Sunnyvale for the same position in the Mission City, just a five-mile drive down El Camino Real. Her ever-increasing compensation, however, continues to accumulate like bricks on the backs of Bay Area taxpayers. In addition to two public pensions, Santana’s new package includes an annual salary just shy of $373,000, a monthly car allowance of $550, five weeks of “management leave” and a monthly housing allowance of $3,750. That last detail might seem odd, considering the city exec—who in just over six years has hopscotched from San Jose to Oakland to Sunnyvale and now Santa Clara— also received an unprecedented loan to be lured away from the East Bay. As part of the contract she signed

with Sunnyvale in 2014, Santana had a yearlong window to get a housing loan to move her family from Fremont and set up a primary residence in the city of her current employ. She missed that window, which required Mayor Glenn Hendricks to sign off on an extension to award Santana a loan. The terms of the deal: more than $1.1 million for 45 years at only .065 percent interest. “As far as I’m concerned, that loan is practically free,” Kimie Seaton, a Sunnyvale mortgage consultant, told San Jose Inside this spring. Apparently, even free money isn’t enough to stop Santana from up and leaving a job. The terms of paying back the loan have yet to be fleshed out, according to Sunnyvale spokeswoman Jennifer Garnett, but the city manager must do so within six months of leaving for Santa Clara, which is expected to occur in October. Garnett told San Jose Inside that through Aug. 1, Santana has paid nearly $29,723 of

principal on her loan of more than $1.16 million. County Assessor Larry Stone, who served on the Sunnyvale City Council when the loan program was created more than three decades ago, defended the original intent of a recruitment perk. But when discussing how good a deal Sunnyvale got in return, Stone wasn’t so sure. “If I was the mayor and the council, I would be more than disappointed that someone came to work for me—home loan or not—and was only there for three years and moved right next door to my city,” he said. In a call Tuesday night, Sunnyvale Mayor Glenn Hendricks said that Santana “has done a fantastic job” but his “preference would have been not for her to leave.” He added that he didn’t think the home loan was “a relevant factor” to the story of her leaving. Garnett said Santana could not make time for a phone call after repeated interview requests.


Union members and their allies held a series of rallies Monday in the South Bay to demand better pay and working conditions. The demonstrations were part of a multistate campaign to mark the nation’s 124th annual Labor Day. SEIU Local 521 organized the local rallies, driving a few hundred people by school buses first to McDonald’s on North First Street in San Jose, where protesters marched through the restaurant with drums and a bullhorn to demand a $15 minimum wage. Protesters then bused to Dell’s offices in Santa Clara, where they called out the corporation for terminating janitors after they unionized last year and replacing them with cheaper part-time workers. Organizers saved what they called the “worst” for last: the Community Child Care Council of Santa Clara County, known as 4Cs or the 4C Council. Employees of the $45 million-a-year taxpayer funded child care nonprofit slammed the agency for retaliation, financial mismanagement dragging out contract negotiations for two years.

South Bay Officials Condemn Trump Rescinding DACA The dream could soon be a nightmare for 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children. On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced it would rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Enacted in June 2012, the policy allowed undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children—often called “dreamers”—to obtain a work permit, a valid Social Security number and a contingent promise of deferred action with regard to deportation. However, DACA did not create a path to lawful permanent resident status, U.S. citizenship or legal immigration status. —Josh Koehn

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THE CRUCIBLE Thu, 8pm, $20-$30 Los Altos Stage Company

Hysteria grips a 17th century Massachusetts village. As the Salem witch trials begin, a group of young women face preposterous and perilous charges of communing with Satan, and the bonds between families and friends are tested. This 1953 Tony Award-winning drama by Arthur Miller originally found parallels in the political scare-tactics of Sen. Joseph McCarthy. However, as anyone who has paid attention to the news of late will know, the play is ripe for modern interpretation. Award-winning Bay Area director Jeffrey Lo returns to Los Altos Stage Company to helm this American theater classic. (PR)

IN THE NEXT ROOM Thu, 8pm, $15-$35 Pear Theatre, Mountain View When certain—ahem— “ailments” cannot be resolved, a doctor resolves to administer a novel treatment… involving an electromechanical vibrator. Written by the playwright Sarah Ruhl, In the Next Room or The Vbrator Play was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award-nominated production for best new play. At once a humorous send up of 19th-century patriarchal society, the production also examines the advent and spread of electricity. Costume designer Kathleen O’Brien, known for her spot-on recreations of Victorian garb, will help bring this period piece to life. (PR)

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GLADYS KNIGHT Thu, 8pm, $69+ Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga The Empress of Soul brings her silky contralto voice back to the Bay Area for one night. Considering the seven-time Grammy winner’s extensive repertoire of standards and original material, a fantastic show is assured. Fans can expect to hear classics, like her 1973 No. 1 hit, “Midnight Train to Georgia,” as well as newer material, like her bouncy, horn-driven dance track, “Just a Little,” which she released in 2015. This will be one of the last stops in California for Knight as she continues her string of 2017 shows. (YK)





Fri, 7:30pm, $10 Art Boutiki, San Jose

Sat, 8pm, $20 Forager, San Jose

Life Size Models is going all in. The San Jose-based group’s forthcoming EP, Home Made, is meant to show fans that the band are taking things seriously. “We want to make this a career,” frontman and singer Chris Seymour says. It shows. The polished five-song set has shades of The Strokes, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, as well as strains of some of the best local indie acts, like Cola and Picture Atlantic. Seymour brings his deep, emotive voice and jangly arrangements to Art Boutiki this Friday to celebrate the release of Home Made. (NV)

San Jose musicians will get to show off their knowledge of the Fab Four while contributing to a good cause with this Beatles tribute event. Local bands David Brookings and the Average Lookings, Bird and Willow, and Vudaje will be joined by a slew of other performers as they cover everything from Rubber Soul to Abbey Road. A portion of the show’s proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. And just in case “All You Need is Love” comes on and you’re feeling compassionate they will have other ways to donate on site. (YK)

* concerts Sep 15 at The Ritz


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Sep 16 at City National Civic


Sep 16 at The Ritz



Sep 22 at The Mountain Winery


Sep 25 at The Mountain Winery


Sep 27 at Shoreline Amphitheatre


Oct 3 at Shoreline Amphitheatre


Oct 4 at SAP Center


Oct 7 at Shoreline Amphitheatre


Oct 8 at SAP Center

BRIAN WILSON: PET SOUNDS Oct 13 at The Mountain Winery

MOUNTAIN VIEW ART & WINE FESTIVAL Sat, 11am, Free Castro Street, Mountain View Silicon Valley art junkies rejoice! Metro readers have crowned it the best fest in the South Bay multiple times, and this weekend the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival returns. This year marks the festival’s 46th outing and features two days of food, drink, arts and live music. The first evening of the weekend-long party will be capped with the Soul Train Dance Party Concert—led by the South Bay’s very own Pacific Soul Band. The second night will include performances by Caravanserai and Ruckatan in a show they’ve dubbed “Salsa Sunday.” (YK)





Sat, 8pm, $95+ California Theatre, San Jose

Sat, 7pm, $26+ Hammer Theatre, San Jose

Sun, 7:30pm, $60+ The Mountain Winery, Saratoga

One can’t help but feel foolish in the face of heartbreak. After all, true love is only an illusion, a ticking time bomb that gradually meets its demise in infidelity, disagreement or just plain boredom. It sounds bleak, but that’s what Don Alfonso, the old cynic in Così fan tutte, is out to prove. Sung in Italian with English supertitles, Mozart’s classical opera begins with a destructive bet as two friends embark on a painful test of romance. Disguises, seduction and extreme situations unfold as each character discovers the truth about themselves and their lovers in this comical yet tragic story. Thru Sep 24. (CM)

Over 50 dancers and 15 live musicians take to the stage at the Hammer Theatre for Mexico Lindo, a colorful celebration of the country’s folk traditions. Grupo Folklórico Los Laureles Company has been a leader of cultural productions in the Silicon Valley for over 10 years and will be showcasing its decadal anniversary performance to the rhythm of Mariachi Tapatio—a premier mariachi band from Northern California—and Accion del Norte. Through dazzling moves and mariachi beats, the ensemble evokes the timeless beauty of Mexican folk expression. (CM)

Rumba flamenco heavyweights Gipsy Kings have been at this a while. Over the course of their storied career, their music has spread its tendrils throughout popular culture in a way few world music bands have been able to achieve. The group collected its first Grammy back in 2013 with their last album, Savor Flamenco. They’ve also found success covering well-known songs. Fans of The Big Lebowski and Toy Story 3 might remember their flamenco infused versions of “Hotel California” and “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” respectively. They’re bound to play these and other favorites like “Bamboleo” when they hit the stage this Sunday. (YK)




Oct 27 at Shoreline Amphitheatre


Nov 2 at City National Civic


Nov 14 at SAP Center


Nov 14 at City National Civic


Nov 25 at The Ritz


Dec 10 at City National Civic

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Art In Action GROUP EFFORT This untitled limited woodcut print isn’t signed by a specific artist—rather it is credited to the ASARO Collective as a whole.

‘The ASARO Collective’ fights for human rights with woodcuts BY TAD MALONE


NNO DOMINI’S NEW group show, “The ASARO Collective,” brings together work from the Asamblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Oaxaca, a revolutionary artist collective dedicated to creating social change through its creations.

The collective grew out of a response to the 2006 Oaxaca protests, a conflict between the Popular Assembly of Peoples of Oaxaca and the local government of the Mexican state. The protests resulted in the death of 17 non-violent demonstrators. In the fallout, the

Mexican government was accused of violating human rights in its efforts to dampen the unrest. The ASARO Collective is made up of artists from all walks of life—from trained painters to self-taught graffiti artists and students. It is a group born out of conflict, as can be plainly seen in much of the pieces now on display at Gallery AD. The work in the show consists entirely of monochromatic handmade woodcut prints, portraying deeply symbolic scenes of violence, protest, and human rights struggles. The pieces—which range in size from slightly larger than a square foot to four feet by five feet—each depict a different scene of pain and injustice. All of the woodcuts are a study in contrasts, cast in a lineheavy style that is at once chaotic and tightly organized. No emotion was spared in the

creation of this artwork. Steeped in historical imagery, the prints swarm with a dark energy. In some ways akin to the frenetic stillness of German Expressionism—where each line is separated by empty space—the art of The ASARO Collective takes great effort in capturing the pain of its subjects, which are often skeletons. A predominant feature of the work is the use of calaveras (“skeletons” in Spanish), most prominently known through bright Day of the Dead celebrations; except here the skeletons are cast in stark and brutal scenes, often centering on a protest or conflict with some type of authority. Even the landscape scenes— mostly centering on agriculture or livestock—are imbued with a sense of loss and dread. Words plastered on protest signs, or on the front of tanks, like “autodefensas” or “obedece” give a sense of that desperation. “ASARO is inspired by people who take action and assemble in political movements,” says collective member Jhovany Rodriguez. “We believe in the possibility of recovery of communities, by starting

conversations with all sectors of society.” Working in woodcuts, the ASARO Collective taps into the historic use of the medium for political art. Going back to Hans Holbein’s famous “Danse Macabre” prints and extending into the 1930s and ’40s with the New Woodcut Movement, woodcut prints have long served a role in the propagation of political ideas—also echoing Mexico’s long history with politically-concerned printmaking. ASARO continues this tradition with its darkly vibrant prints. “We use the xylography (woodcuts) because the majority of artwork from ASARO was meant to be on the streets,” says Rodriguez. “This is a way that we can make multiple reproductions of our work.” Born out of a teacher’s strike, the group pulls no punches in its exacting visual critiques of capitalism, workers rights violations and class conflict. This political manifesto is reinforced by the collectivist nature of the artwork; no piece is signed by one artist, and many are untitled, resulting in a cohesive and decidedly universal vision. “We're not looking for an exact political philosophy, we're looking for the value of the message in every single art piece,” Rodriguez explains. “We always look for not only the rights for workers, but overall human rights.” Though in some respects the work blends together in a sweeping, if not startling, portrayal of unrest and political conflict, each piece equally stands alone in transmitting a spectral sensation of death. The work captures pathos, pain, and above all perseverance in the face of oppression. As a whole, the artwork in “The ASARO Collective” show finds beauty in conflict and small harmonies in transgression. The work acts as a ghostly reminder that beauty and art can exist nowhere but in the reciprocal to hardship and ugliness. Ultimately “The ASARO Collective” Show at Anno Domini is a sobering but inspiring reminder of the injustice that often is just out of reach.







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KHAAAAN! The director’s cut of ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,’ screens at Silicon Valley theaters this week.

The Enterprise Zone WHAT IS AN appropriate 35th anniversary present? (Googled, it’s coral). It’s the Coral Anniversary of 1982’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. It’s long been recognized as the best film in the franchise, with particularly incisive views of the psychology of Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) and his crew. In the film, director Nicholas Meyer’s inspiration was to delve into the ways of the old Royal Navy to color his characters. The movie disputes the question of whether a suicide mission is ever necessary, as per Kirk’s opinion of how you win the unwinnable Kobayashi Maru scenario. Kirk’s first officer, Spock (Leonard Nimoy), is a figure with a far more stoic sensibility: he knows there are times where there’s no such thing as a neat escape. Uncertain of himself and his place in Starfleet, Star Trek II: Kirk is suddenly returned to action: answering a The Wrath of Khan distress call, he learns of a planetary explosion that no one ever bothered to investigate. Waiting for PG, 130 Mins. him in the void, slavering for revenge, is the fascist Sept 10 & 13 at superman Khan Noonien Singh. Khan is played by Eastridge 15, Ricardo Montalbán, recreating the part he played in Oakridge 20, a 1967 episode of the TV show. Rolling his “Rs,” and Great Mall 20 baring his handsome 60-year-old breast, Khan peppers Kirk with Melville and Choderlos de Laclos quotes, as he pursues his nemesis in a stolen starship. Montalban used everything he had: the theatrical magnetism, the polite Latin irony. Here is the colossal pleasure of an actor with a juicy role in his teeth. “Ah, Kirk, my old friend, do you know the Klingon proverb that tells us that revenge is a dish best served cold? It is very cold in space.” Strong is the man who can talk about this movie without a wobble in his voice. Stronger even, is he who is dry-eyed, recalling the bagpipes playing over the noble corpse of an officer. “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” Take that, Ayn Rand. There are wrenching things in this movie—poor Chekov (Walter Koenig), the Enterprise’s most harmless man, being singled out for torture. Maybe the saddest detail is this little artifact Kirk has on the wall of his cramped San Francisco quarters: a small mirror with lit up diodes that resemble stars, reflecting into an infinity of lights—it must be something to remind him of his years in space. —Richard von Busack

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Gaslighting WHODUNNIT The large cast of ‘The Limehouse Golem’ turns in only a few redeeming performances.

‘The Limehouse Golem’ twists, turns, but ultimately goes nowhere BY RICHARD VON BUSACK


AS KARL MARX actually Jack the Ripper? Director Juan Carlos Medina’s The Limehouse Golem doesn’t actually ask that question, but it asks a similar one. During a hunt for a murderer in 1880s London, the whiskery Marx is a suspect; one reenactment of the crime has him caped, glowering, talking straight to the camera in the sloweddown devil’s voice, before wielding a straight razor. Loads of right-wingers consider

Marx to be history’s worst monster, but no one ever accused him of being a serial killer before. It’s adapted from Peter Ackroyd’s tricky and literate 1994 novel, Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem. Scriptwriter Jane Goldman reversed the plot, like someone inverting a pocket to sew it, and shorted out the numerous literary references. The book told its story from the angles of several observers. This version is more straightforward, with a Holmes and Watson-esque team on the case: John Kildare (Bill Nighy), a disliked police inspector pushed into the job— literally pushed, when his supervisor kicks him out of a horse-drawn cab into the mob of a bunch of shouting reporters. Assigned to help him is Flood, a fleshy London copper (Daniel Mays) who has been on the hell-onearth Limehouse beat for some time.

The investigation is catalyzed by the testimony of former music hall star Lizzie Cree (Olivia Cooke). She faces the gallows for the accused arsenic murder of her husband John (Sam Reid). Kildare suspects John of being the killer, in a ghastly crime wave which included the dismemberment of a young prostitute and an old Jewish scholar. Lizzie’s break into show business came courtesy of the music hall performer Dan Leno (Douglas Booth). As Leno is described in the book, you imagine him as a job for Eddie Redmayne. Booth, by contrast is a very contemporary type of handsome guy, as if the offspring of Keira Knightley and Robert Pattinson. In the movie version, Leno is a possible lover, or a possible killer, so Medina needed someone larger and stronger than the small and slight entertainer of the book. Booth is good looking and menacing, but he can’t give us the shade of the famous Leno: supposedly the best paid performer in England in his day, and an unofficial court jester for King Edward VII. Cooke’s Lizzie matches Booth in anachronism.

One way The Limehouse Golem could have worked would have been to show not just the Sweeney Todd level penny-dreadful entertainments, but the excitement and brio of the music halls. There’s barely music in a music hall performance where Lizzie improvises up a saucy sailor-boy character, dressing up in drag and singing in a thin waifish voice. But to Medina, these entertainments—broad comedy or bloody farrago alike—are gauche and peculiar. Were they always? We have plenty of examples of how this popular entertainment worked at its best—see Angela Lansbury singing “Goodbye, Little Yellow Bird” in 1945’s The Picture of Dorian Gray— and this movie could have used some of that kind of that boisterousness. Medina has an eerie crimson and absinthe green color scheme here. The not-too-deep backgrounds with their inferior CG match the painted backdrops of the theater stages. In the context of a film about the stage copying life and the other way around, it’s fine that the backdrops aren’t perfect illusions. And The Limehouse Golem isn’t wrong about the way Victorian London treated a dirt-poor woman: to be saved from whoredom by one man meant, inevitably, to end up being used by another. But the mystery’s revelation is unsatisfactory, with withheld evidence and reverse angles we didn’t get clues on the first time around. The better actors here redeem the unlikely plot. Eddie Marsan is one, as a pervy old cove who looks like Rudyard Kipling, begging for a caning. Nighy’s role is, in outline, Holmeslike. But his Kildare is less competent than Sherlock, so he’s a tragic figure; it’s one of the least comic parts he’s taken. The film uses his numb upper lip, his sepulchral face with its parchment-like skin perfectly. Ian McKellan has been absent on screen for a while, maybe Nighy could take over the Vincent Price roles McKellan seemed perfect for once— does he have a taste for this sort of gaslight and madness material?

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Back in Cali GOOD LIFE Producer Exile and emcee Blu recall the so-called “golden era” of hip-hop.

Blu & Exile celebrate 10 years of boom-bap at Cafe Stritch BY JOHN FLYNN


DECADE AGO, rapper, Blu, and producer, Exile, caught lightning and bottled it on Below the Heavens. Over Exile’s soul-sampling, boombap beats, Blu packed tracks with intricate storytelling and unpretentiously profound insights. The album has rightfully endured as a stellar example of the era’s style, and this summer, the pair are capitalizing on that staying power with a nationwide nostalgia tour celebrating the project’s tenth anniversary. That tour comes to Cafe Stritch this Wednesday. Though the local jazz club

may seem an odd venue choice for the hip-hop duo, it isn’t. Most evenings, Stritch hosts a style of jazz that stopped being ground-breaking decades ago. Still, the players who take the Stritch stage are experts in their field. Similarly, Blu and Exile represent the platonic ideal of a certain kind of hip-hop. Over the last ten years, rap has strayed further and further from its roots. Like jazz and rock before it, the pioneering sounds of the genre have been ripped apart and rearranged by modern practitioners, who push their music into places far removed from where Blu and Exile took it during George W. Bush’s second term. That doesn’t mean the duo didn’t produce a titanic piece of work. Each beat on “Below the Heavens” goes down as easy and satisfyingly as mashed potatoes. And Blu’s pontificating on the edge of adulthood makes the album truly shine. A recent father at the time the album was made, Blu had sprawling, unrealized dreams.

On Below the Heavens, Blu details the kind of difficult upbringing hip-hop artists have long offered to establish their credibility. He digs into the familiar backpacker trope of finding his nine-to-five unsatisfying. He follows up by emphasizing that he has found a true calling in hip-hop, and bemoans the genre’s obsession with riches, women and violence. Blu urges his listeners to resist these vices, while also admitting he isn’t immune to their temptation. He deals with common subjects in rap, but he executes flawlessly, punctuating his flow with deeply personal details and novel lyricism— like when he imagines looking at his son and being in awe that this human “really came from [his] nuts.” His passion bleeds through each bar. And you can catch almost every word on the first listen. Increasingly, rap artists have deemphasized the intelligibility of lyrics in favor of evoking a more provocative, gut-based feeling. In many ways, rap is going through its punk stage—at least sonically. When rock bloated, The Ramones, Sex Pistols and The Clash tore down the

genre’s conventions. Young Thug, Migos, Lil Uzi Vert and others do the same now to hip-hop, America’s most popular genre. Like punk rockers, these hip-hop artists sacrifice crisp annunciation for a more visceral or melodic delivery. Derisively nicknamed “mumble rap,” the moniker couldn’t be less applicable to the innovation because the range of sound that rappers produce nowadays has never been bolder, broader or better. Old heads have tsk-tsked these changes, just as aging NBA stars have speculated their teams would defeat the unparallelled juggernaut that is the Golden State Warriors. They wouldn’t. But that doesn’t mean the basketball they once played is bad. Instead, the Warriors had to invent their revelatory style to beat the greats that came before. And so it goes with Blu and Exile. Their masterpiece sounds nothing like modern rap. In response, some fans lionize the album as “real hip-hop,” in order to disparage the stuff being made today. But artists like Blu and Exile captured the electricity of an era in a way that needs little expansion. Like the Warriors, subsequent rappers had to try something new to top it. In a way, this deviation is a tribute. After the album’s release, Blu’s career floundered as he clashed with other artists, fan expectations and record label demands. He continued to rap in his stellar straightforward fashion over old-school beats, even as the genre as a whole trended away from that. But across all art forms, most artists must watch as the field they contributed to in their youth veers from their original vision. Still, there will always be an audience for the way things once were. On Wax Wednesdays, Cafe Stritch plays the vinyl records of icons that may have lost their present relevance, but maintain a timeless appeal. When Blu and Exile perform at this week’s iteration of the event, their music will be in tremendous company.


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Rock/Pop/ Hip-Hop Fri, Sep 8, 7:30pm: Life Size Models, The Y Axes, Zelma Stone. San Jose.

THE BACK BAR SOFA Every Wed, 9pm: Open Mic Cypher, feat. Hip-hop, Jungle, Soul, Reggae, Dubstep, Trap, BreakBeat, House and more.

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


ART BOUTIKI Every Sun: Live Jazz Show. San Jose.

BLUE NOTE LOUNGE JACK ROSE LIBATION HOUSE Fri, Sep 8, 5:30pm: The Emphatics. Sat, Sep 9, 5:30pm: RPM. Los Gatos.

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

THE QUARTER NOTE Every Mon: Live Music Jam with Dana’s Band. Every Tue: Karaoke / Open Mic Every Wed: Live Music Jam Funk with Michael “B” Band. Every Thu: Live Music Jam Funk with Vicious Groove. Every Sun: Live Music Jam with Michael “T”. Sunnyvale.


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

Wed, Sep 6, 7:30pm: The Growlers. Thu, Sep 7, 7:30pm: The Growlers. Sat, Sep 9, 8pm: Saved By the 90’s. San Jose.



Every Mon: Tooth and Nail DJ Night. Every first Tue of the month 9:30 pm: Not So Trivial Tuesday Rock DJ Set. Thu, Sep 7, Penumbral Rise, Yela Silo, Hologram Sun. Fri, Sep 8, The Focke Wolves. Sat, Sep 9, El Guapo, Drawing Heaven, Aris. San Jose.

THE CATS Every Sun: Joe Ferrarra. Fri, Sep 8, Honeywilders. Sat, Sep 9, Bad Dog. Los Gatos.

C&J’S SPORTS BAR Every Wed, 10pm: College Night DJ. Every Thurs, 10pm: Karaoke. Every Fri & Sat: Live Music or DJ. Santa Clara.

CHARLEY'S LG Every Fri & Sat: Live Music & DJs. Los Gatos.

MOUNTAIN WINERY Fri, Sep 9, 7:30pm: Indigo Girls. Saratoga.

Every Tue, 8:30pm: Live Blues Jam. Every Fri, 8:30pm: Oldies. Every 3rd Sat: Old School Night with DJ G. Milpitas.

CAFE STRITCH Every Wed: Wax Wednesday: All Vinyl DJ Sets. Every Sunday, 7pm, The Eulipions Jazz Jam Session. Wed, Sep 6, 7pm: Blu and Exile 10 Year Anniversary Tour. 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, Sep 8, 7pm: Miki Takano & Gamba Go. San Jose.


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Every Sun, 4pm: Novak-Nanni Duo. San Jose.

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

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

Every Sat, 2pm-3:30pm: Saturday Live Music Hangout. Thu, Sep 7, 7:30pm: Off Cell. Fri, Sep 8, 7:30pm: Akira Tana and Otonowa. Sun, Sep 10, 6:30pm: Russ Pettit Group. Saratoga.

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

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

CLUB FOX Every Wed: Club Fox Blues Jam. Every Fri: Salsa Spot. Wed, Sep 6, 6:30pm: Rae Gordon. Thu, Sep 7, 6:30pm: The Carolyn Sills Combo. Sun, Sep 10, 6:30pm: George Kahumoku Jr. Redwood City.

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Every Tue: Jazz Tuesdays and Open Mic Night. Every Wed: Piano Night with Rick Ferguson. Thu, Sep 7, 7:30pm: D. Marie & The House Cats. Fri, Sep 8, 8:30pm: The Bud E. Love Show. Sat, Sep 9, 8:30pm: Rebecca DuMaine, Dave Miller Trio. Sun, Sep 10, 7:30pm: Rebecca Yarbrough Trio. Redwood City.


Every Tue: MikeB Interactive Jam. Wed-Sun: Live Music. Every Fri: Latin Rock Nights. San Jose. Every Thu, 7:30pm: Aki’s Original Thursday Night Blue Jams. Campbell.


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MONTALVO ARTS CENTER Thu, Sep 7, 8pm: Gladys Knight. Saratoga.


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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.

MURPHY’S LAW Every Mon: Monday Night Blues Jam. Sunnyvale.

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

O’FLAHERTY’S Every Tue, 6:30pm: Irish Seisiún. San Jose.

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.

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RED ROCK COFFEE CO. Every third Sat, 8pm: Comedians at Red Rock. Mountain View. Every Wed, 8pm: New Talent Showcase. Thu-Sun, Sep 7-10, Various Times: Andrew Norelli. Sunnyvale.

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

SAM'S BBQ Every first Tue of the month, 6pm: Bean Creek. Every second Tue of the month, 6pm: Carolina Special. Every second Wed of the month, 6pm: Dark Hollow. 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.

AGAVE Every Sun, 4pm: Spanish Karaoke. San Jose.

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

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


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Sat, Sep 9, 8pm: Pepe Aguilar. San Jose.

THE SMOKING PIG Fri, Sep 8, 9pm: The Anthony Paule Band, Feat. Mz Dee. Sat, Sep 9, 9pm: South City Blues Band. Fremont.

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

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Fri: Karaoke Fridays. Sunnyvale. Tue, 8pm: Karaoke. Cupertino.

Fri-Sat, Sep 8-9, 7pm: An Evening With Kevin Smith Q & A, Hollywood Babble-On with Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman. San Jose.



Sat, Sep 9, 8pm: Ron White. Saratoga.


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

C&J’S SPORTS BAR Tue, 9pm: Karaoke with DJ Rob. Santa Clara.



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

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


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

Every Fri & Sat: Live Music & DJs. Los Gatos.

DIVE BAR Wed, 9:30pm: Karaoke with Jade. San Jose.

EFFIE’S RESTAURANT Tue-Sat, 9pm: Karaoke. Sun, 4pm: Karaoke. Campbell.

DIVE BAR SHERWOOD INN Thu-Sun, 8:30pm: Karaoke. San Jose.



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

KATIE BLOOM’S Thu-Sat, 9:30pm: DJs and dancing. Campbell.

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.

THE GOOSETOWN LOUNGE Fri-Sat, 9:30pm-1:30am: Karaoke. Willow Glen.

KATIE BLOOM’S Wed & Sun, 9:30pm-1:30am: Karaoke. Campbell.

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

LILLY MAC’S Thu, 9:30pm: Karaoke with DJ Izzy. Sunnyvale.

MARIANI’S Thu, 8pm: Karaoke. Santa Clara.

NORMANDY HOUSE LOUNGE Fri-Sat, 10pm: Karaoke. Santa Clara.

OASIS Wed-Sun 9pm: Karaoke. Sunnyvale.

OFF THE HOOK Wed, 9pm: Karaoke. Campbell.

THE OFFICE BAR & GRILL Tue, 9pm: Karaoke with TJ The DJ. Sunnyvale.

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


WOODHAMS LOUNGE Tue-Thu & Sat: Karaoke. Santa Clara.

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

Dance Clubs AJ’S BAR DJs and dancing every night. Mon-Sat, 6pm-1am; Sun, 8pm12:30am. San Jose.

Live music every Fri and Sat night. San Jose.

NORMANDY HOUSE LOUNGE Thu, 10pm: Dancing w/DJ VexOne & DJ Benofficial. Fri-Sat, 10pm: DJ NoWrath. Santa Clara.

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


Thu, 9pm: Club Lido. San Jose.

Every Tue: DJ Benofficial. Every Thur: DJ Shaffy. Every Fri: Live Video Mixing with VJ One. San Jose.




Wed-Sun: DJs and Dancing. San Jose.

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

AVERY LOUNGE Fri-Sat, 10pm: DJs and Dancing. San Jose.

BAMBOO LOUNGE Fri-Sat: DJ or Live Entertainment. The Island Grill. San Jose.

BLUE PHEASANT Nightly, 7pm: DJ and dancing. Cupertino.


Mon, 8pm: Karaoke. Woodside.

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



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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632367 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: We’re Organized Of Northern California, 2700 Mercantile Drive, STE 800, Rancho Cordova, CA, 95742, Garage Cabinet Warehouse, Inc. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 07/01/1987. Refile of previous file #563362 after 40 days of expiration date. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Joseph Rawlings. President. #2324728. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/27/2017. (pub Metro 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/06/2017)

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Myride Xpress, 150 Palm Valley Blvd., #3194, Maria Loreta Santos Remigio. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Maria Loreta Santos Remigio. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/07/2017. (pub Metro 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/06/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632687 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Healed And Whole Clinic, 830 Stewart Drive, STE 139, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085, Michael Tsung Chang, 730 Upland Rd., Redwood City, CA, 94062. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Michael T. Chang. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/07/2017. (pub Metro 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/06/2017)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Carlos Towing, 967 Commercial St., #6, San Jose, CA, 95112, Carlos Vazquez Diaz, Maria Del Carmen Mendez. This business is conducted by a Married Couple. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 03/29/2016. Refile of previous file #615649 with changes. /s/Carlos Vazquez, Diaz. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/07/2017. (pub Metro 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/06/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632840 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Signdocs Mobile Notary Service, 6549 Hercus Court, San Jose, CA, 95119, Ada Shockley. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 03/10/2009. /s/Ada Shockley. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/10/2017. (pub Metro 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/06/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632802 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: California Hauling, 881 Park Ave., San Jose, CA, 95126, Anthony Sanchez. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 08/09/2017. /s/Anthony Sanchez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/09/2017. (pub Metro 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/06/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632118 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Cheryl’s Heavenly Taste Catering, 929 Branham Lane, #A, San Jose, CA, 95136, Cheryl C. Green, Huynh Anh Nguyen, 66 Parc Place Drive, Milpitas, CA, 95035. This business is being conducted by a General Partnership. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Cheryl Green. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/19/2017. (pub Metro 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/06/2017)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MBYH Retailing, 1209 Adrian Way, San Jose, CA, 95122, Michael Benedict Yap Haw, Matthew Benjamin Yap Haw. This business is being conducted by an General Partnership. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Michael Benedict Yap Haw. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/14/2017. (pub Metro 8/23, 8/30, 9/06, 9/13/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632756 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Movement Elev8tion Dance Arts, 762 El Sonbroso Drive, San Jose, CA, 95123, Shakira Danielle Ortiz. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Shakira Danielle Ortiz. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/17/2017. (pub Metro 8/23, 8/30, 9/06, 9/13/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632706 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Seeing Things Gallery, 751 West San Carlos St., San Jose, CA, 95126, Jai Tanju, 551 South 6th St., APT A. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 08/07/2017. Refile of previous file #571665 with changes /s/Jai Tanju. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/07/2017. (pub Metro 8/23, 8/30, 9/06, 9/13/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632255 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Oh Henry DJ Services, 1024 Tice Dr., Milpitas, CA, 95035,

Henry Nichols Jr. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 07/24/2017. /s/Henry Nichols. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 07/24/2017. (pub Metro 8/23, 8/30, 9/06, 9/13/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #632908 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: It Matters 2 Me, 476 N. 4th Street, San Jose, CA, 95112, Michele Rene Parr, Eric John Shank. This business is being conducted by a General Partnership. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Michele Rene Parr. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/14/2017. (pub Metro 8/30, 9/06, 9/13, 9/20/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #633058 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Prana Nutrition & Wellness, 982 Kiser Drive, San Jose, CA, 95120, Debra Dixon Glusker. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 07/24/2017. /s/Debra Dixon Glusker. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/17/2017. (pub Metro 8/30, 9/06, 9/13, 9/20/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #633099 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: All Blue Global Shipping Co., 1728 Quimby Rd., San Jose, CA, 95122, Calvin V. Gong. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Calvin V. Gong. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/18/2017. (pub Metro 8/30, 9/06, 9/13, 9/20/2017)

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: The Rock Church, UPC, 929 Weddell Court, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089, United Pentecostal Church Of Mt View, Inc. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 06/25/2009. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Kathleen Reyes. Secretary/Treasurer. #C0421630. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/16/2017. (pub Metro 8/30, 9/06, 9/13, 9/20/2017)

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Taco Annex, 387 South First Street, Suite 109, San Jose, CA, 95113, Konjoe Izakaya LLC, 1389 Marcello Drive, San Jose, CA, 95131. This business is being conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 08/03/2017. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Joseph Camacho. Managing Member. #201414110013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/03/2017. (pub Metro 8/30, 9/06, 9/13, 9/20/2017)



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Design & develop forSanthe Malone Hair Salon, 1109features Malone Rd., Jose, CA, 95125, Anthony Kien Tran, 738 Hellyer Ave., that San Nutanix manageability platform Jose, CA, 95111. ThisNutanix business isCore being Services. conducted interacts with by an Individual. Registrant began transacting Mail resume to fictitious Nutanix, Inc, 1740 business under the business name or names Technology Suite 150, San Jose, CA listed herein onDr, 08/24/2017. /s/Anthony Tran. This statement was filed the County Clerk of Santa 95110. Attn: HRwith Job#1027-1. Clara County on 07/17/2017. (pub Metro 8/30, 9/06, 9/13, 9/20/2017)

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Broadcom Corporation has a Senior Manager, R&D opening in San Jose, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS CA to provide technical NAME &managerial STATEMENT #633271 direction to projects in ASIC development. The following (are) doing business Often directsperson(s) &mayisparticipate in the as: Gotcha Tea House, 1694 Berryessa Road, San Jose, development of multidimensional designs CA, 95133, Toan B Ngo, 503 Rainwell Dr., San Jose, involving the layout of complex integrated CA, 95133. This business is being conducted by an circuits. Mail resume to transacting Attn: HRbusiness (GS), Individual. Registrant began underRidder the fictitious names 1320 Parkbusiness Drive,name San or Jose, CAlisted 95131 on 08/23/2017. /s/Toan B. Ngo. This statement .herein Must reference job code SJYAV was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/24/2017. (pub Metro 9/06, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27/2017)


STATEMENT #633387 PLUMB, ELECT, DOORS, WINDOWS,FULL The following person(s) is SERVICE (are) doing business as: California LandscapingKITCHENS,BATH. Services, 4661 Tango Way, San REMODELING, Jose, CA, 95111, Norma Yesenia Topete, 4500 Old Mill 40+ YRS EXP. NO JOB TOO Ct., Salida, CA, 95368. This business is being conducted SMALLCSLB#747111. 408-888-9290 by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 08/22/2017. /s/Norma Y. Topete. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/28/2017. (pub Metro 9/06, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27/2017)

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In re the Matter of the CAPELLA FAMILY REVOCABLE LIVING began transacting business under the fictitious business TRUST DATED JULY 30, 1997, by Manuel J. Capella, DecedentNotice is name given or names herein on 08/01/2017. entity hereby to the listed creditors and contingent creditorsAbove of Decedent was formed in that the all state of California. /s/Amir Manuel J. Capella persons having claims againstAjanee. the Manager.are#201718010424. Thiswith statement wasCourt filedofwith Decedent required to file them the Superior the State of California, of Santa Clara, at 191 N. Street, San the County ClerkCounty of Santa Clara County onFirst 08/18/2017. Jose, 95112,8/30, and mail or deliver a copy to David Capella, successor (pubCAMetro 9/06, 9/13, 9/20/2017) trustee of the Capella Family Revocable Living Trust dated July 30, 1997, of which the Decedent was the settlor, at the Sowards Law Firm, 2542 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite 200, Campbell, CA 95008, within the FICTITIOUS BUSINESS later of four (4) months after November 2, 2016 (the date of the first NAME STATEMENT publication of notice to creditors)#632245 or, if notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, sixty (60) days date this notice isas: mailed The following person(s) is after (are)the doing business or personally delivered to you.LATE CLAIMS: If you do not file your Graphics One, 824 W. Ahwanee Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, claim within the time required by law, you must petition to file a 94085, International., LLC.Probate This business is being late claimAd as provided in California Code §19103.FAILURE conducted by aFailure Limited Liability Registrant TO FILE A CLAIM: to file a claimCompany. with the court and to serve business under the instances fictitiousinvalidate business abegan copy oftransacting the claim on the trustee will in most your claim.(Pub dates: 10/26, 11/02, 11/09/2016) name or names listed herein on 07/12/2017. Above entity

was formed in the state of California. /s/Amir Ajanee.

Manager. #201718010424. This statement was filed with FICTITIOUS BUSINESS the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/18/2017. NAME STATEMENT (pub Metro 8/30, 9/06, 9/13,#622524 9/20/2017)

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Advanced Industrial Delivery LLC, 247 N. Capitol Ave., Unit 104, San Jose, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS CA, 95127. This business is being conducted by a limited liability company. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business NAME STATEMENT #633375 under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Above entity was formedperson(s) in the stateisof(are) California. The following doing/s/Gilbert businessJuan as:Garcia Silicon Managing Member#201627010166This statement filed Valley Pain Clinic, 1604 Blossom Hill Road, was Suite A, with San the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/17/2016. (pub Metro Jose, CA, 95124, James Petros MD Inc., 1610 Blossom 11/02, 11/09, 11/16, 11/23/2016)

Hill Road. STE 12, San Jose, CA, 95124. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business FICTITIOUS BUSINESS name or names listed herein. Above entity was formed NAME STATEMENT #622430 in the state of California. /s/Kenia Ortiz. Manager. This The following person(s) is (are) business Union statement was filed with thedoing County Clerk as: of Santa Avenue Liquors,on 3649 Union Ave., SanMetro Jose, CA, 95124, Kim9/20, Dao Clara County 08/28/2017. (pub 9/06, 9/13, Corporation, 36 Leominster Ct., San Jose, CA, 95139. This business 9/27/2017) is being conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Above entity was formed in the state of FICTITIOUS BUSINESS California. /s/Michael John Perazzo President #C39443143 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County NAMEwas STATEMENT #9633373 on 10/13/2016. (pub Metro 10/26, 11/02, 11/09, 11/16/2016)

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: San Jose Orthopedic Center, 1604 Blossom Hill Road, Suite A, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS San Jose, CA, 95124, James Petros MD Inc., 1610 Blossom Hill Road.STATEMENT STE 12, San Jose,#622360 CA, 95124. This business is NAME being conducted by aisCorporation. Registrant not yet The following person(s) (are) doing business as: Softhas Touch Spa, begun business theDai fictitious 1692 Tullytransacting Road, Suite 12, San Jose,under CA, 95122, Nguyen,business 650 Island nameRedwood or names herein. entity was formed Place, City,listed CA, 94065. ThisAbove business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under in the state of California. /s/Kenia Ortiz. Manager. This the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Dai Nguyen statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County Clara County on 08/28/2017. (pub Metro 9/06, 9/13, 9/20, on 10/12/2016. (pub Metro 11/02, 11/09, 11/16, 11/23/2016) 9/27/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #622523 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: KT Dental Laboratory, 1333 Piedmont Rd., Ste #202, San Jose, CA, 95132,

AMENDED NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MICHAEL J. SHANE AKA MICHAEL JAMES SHANE CASE NO. 1-17-PR-180736 To all heirs, beneficiaries creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of: Michael J. Shane aka Michael James Shane. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: James J. Ramoni, Public Administrator of the Santa Clara County in the Superior Court of California, County of: SANTA CLARA. The Petition for Probate requests that: James J Ramoni, Public Administrator of Santa Clara County be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under on under file number 587505.of This business was(This the01/28/2014 Independent Administration Estates Act. conducted An individual T. Hoang Date filed withto the authorityby:will allow the/s/Minh personal representative clerks office: 10/12/2016 (pub dates 11/02, 11/09, 11/16, 11/23/2016 take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, NOTICE OFpersonal PETITION TO ADMINISTER however, the representative will be required to give notice interested personsKELLY. unless they ESTATE OF toMARK PASCOE CASE have waived notice or consented to the proposed NO. 16PR178443 action.) The independent administration authority NOTICE PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MARK will beOF granted unless an interested person files an PASCOE KELLY. CASE NO. 16PR178443To all heirs beneficiaries objection to the petition and shows good cause why creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise theinterested court should notorgrant authority. hearing be in the will estate,the or both of: MARKAPASCOE KELLY. the petition will held inby: this court as follows: Aon Petition for Probate hasbe been filed James J. Ramoni, Public November 3,of2017, at 9 a.m. in Dept. 191 of Administrator the County of Santa Clara in12thelocated SuperioratCourt California, County of Santa Clara. TheJOSE, Petition ProbateIFrequests NORTH FIRST STREET, SAN CA,for95113. YOU that Jamesto J. Ramoni, Public Administrator of theyou County of Santa OBJECT the granting of the petition, should Clara be appointed as personal to administer appear at the hearing andrepresentative state your objections the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to or file written objections the court before theof administer the estate under thewith Independent Administration hearing. appearance maythe bepersonal in person or by your Estates Act.Your (This authority will allow representative attorney. you are a creditor or court a contingent creditor to take manyIfactions without obtaining approval. Before of thecertain decedent, you must file your claim with the taking very important actions, however, the personal representative willabecopy required to give notice torepresentative interested court and mail to the personal persons unless waived notice consented to the (1) appointed bythey thehave court within theorlater of either proposed action.) The independent administration authority will four months from the date of first issuance of letters be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the to a general personal representative, as defined in petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant section 58(b) of on thethe California Code, or (2) authority. A hearing petition willProbate be held in this court as 60 days from the date of mailing personal delivery follows: November 28, 2016, at 9 a.m.or in Dept. 10 located at 191 to you of FIRST a notice under NORTH STREET, SANsection JOSE, CA,9052 95113.ofIFthe YOUCalifornia OBJECT to the granting of theOther petition, you shouldstatutes appear atand the hearing Probate Code. California legal and state your objections file written with the authority may affect or your rights objections as a creditor. Youcourt may before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the California mayclaim examine thecourt fileand kept bya the decedent, youlaw. mustYou file your with the mail copy court. If you representative are a personappointed interested in court the estate, you to the personal by the within the mayoffile with the months court afrom Request Special Notice later either (1) four the datefor of first issuance of (DE-154) of the personal filing ofrepresentative, an inventoryasand appraisal letters to a general defined in sectionof 58(b) of the California Code, oror (2) account 60 days from date estate assets or ofProbate any petition as the provided of or personal delivery1250. to youAofRequest a notice under section inmailing Probate Code section for Special 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may of petitioner: Mark A. Gonzalez, Lead Deputy County want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. Counsel, OFFICE the OF file THE COUNTY COUNSEL, West YOU MAY EXAMINE kept by the court. If you are 373 a person Julian Street, Suite you 300,may San CA,court 95110 408-758interested in the estate, fileJose, with the a Request 4200 (Pub CC 9/06, 9/13, 9/20/2017) for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form isFICTITIOUS available from theBUSINESS court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: MARK A. GONZALEZ, Lead Deputy County Counsel, OFFICE OF THE NAME STATEMENT #633523 COUNTY COUNSEL, 373 West Julian Street, Suite 300, San Jose, CA, The following is (are) doing 95110, Telephone:person(s) 408-758-4200 (Pub CC, 11/02,business 11/09, 11/16/2016)

as: Mosaics By Sharice, 2949 Faircliff Court, San

Jose, CA, 95125, Sharice Rolando. This business is FICTITIOUS being conductedBUSINESS by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under#622566 the fictitious business NAME STATEMENT

name or names listed herein 08/31/2017. The following person(s) is (are) doingon business as: Van /s/Sharice Hoa Lam, Rolando. This statement was filed with theLam, County 979 Story Rd., #7087, San Jose, Ca, 95122, Nuh Thuan Quoc Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/31/2017. Metro Anh Nguyen, 608 Giraudo Dr., San Jose, CA, 95111. This(pub business is9/06, conducted by an married couple.Registrant has not yet begun 9/13, 9/20, 9/27/2017) transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Refile of previous file #620681 with changes. /s/Nhu FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Thuan Lam This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara CountySTATEMENT on 10/18/2016. (pub #632743 Metro 10/26, 11/02, 11/09, 11/16/2016) NAME The following person(s) is (are) doing business as:

Agada Energy Healing, 1211 Park Ave., #207, San Jose, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS CA, 95126, Jessica Neideffer, 529 Page Street, San NAME STATEMENT #622752 Jose, CA, 95126. This business is conducted by an

The following Registrant person(s) is (are) doing business as:business Free Spirit, 380 Individual. began transacting S. 1st Street, Jose, CA,business 95113, Michael R. or Hill,names 8093 E.listed Zayante under the San fictitious name Rd., Felton, CA, 95018. This business is conducted by an individual. herein onhas 11/01/2011. Refile of previous fileunder #568448 Registrant not yet begun transacting business the with changes. Neideffer. This statement fictitious business/s/Jessica name or names listed herein. /s/Michael R.was filed with the County Clerk Hill This statement was filed withoftheSanta CountyClara ClerkCounty of Santa on Clara 08/08/2017. (pub Metro 8/16,11/02, 8/23,11/09, 8/30, 9/06/2017) County on 10/24/2016. (pub Metro 11/16, 11/23/2016)

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Threading History WALK THIS WAY Ruth Tunstall Grant, who painted this work titled ‘Protect the Child,’ is one of many local artists profiled in Jan Rindfleisch’s new book, ‘Roots & Offshoots.’

Japantown Art Walk to help spotlight vital new book on valley’s arts BY GARY SINGH


HEN IT COMES to the interconnected histories of arts activism and community building in Silicon Valley, Jan Rindfleisch is at least one Kevin Bacon degree of separation from every heroic troublemaker for the last 40 years. No way could she attempt to document everything and everyone, but her new book, Roots & Offshoots: Silicon Valley’s Arts Community, goes the distance and draws important parallels from the Ohlone tribes and the San Jose Art League of 1938, straight up to the current day, focusing on a laundry list

of individuals, institutions and movements, all of which continue to resonate. This Friday evening, Rindfleisch will sign copies of the book at Roy’s Station in Japantown, San Jose’s best Buddhist reincarnation of a gas station, a coffee shop also serving as the groovy central nexus for the Japantown Art Walk. In refreshing fashion, Roots & Offshoots focuses on marginalized people that broke through institutional and socio-economic prejudices, artists that challenged establishment assumptions, or outsiders trying to circumvent the vanilla-male-centric status quo, going back to the mid-20th century. Academic outcasts are given just as much space as individual outcasts, all for the purpose of establishing context in terms of how the disruptive energy of Silicon Valley intertwined with the region’s arts history.

The book’s attitude is established from the beginning, where seemingly a thousand different threads are crammed into the opening essay alone, including chauvinist fanny pinching in the San Jose State University Art Department elevator circa the late-’70s set against the context of women artists fighting the establishment to be taken seriously. This introductory overview also explores the ways in which ethnic art movements and political artists also spent decades trying to fight the apparatus of exclusion, often only acknowledged in academic or museum shows for token purposes. Much ink is also given to the disruptive ways in which the initial tech microcultures of Silicon Valley shared attitudes with their respective arts startups. From there, Rindfleisch embroiders the last several decades, weaving various threads of history, often apexing with specific artists who stood out in terms of sheer outsider ambition, creativity and dedication to their causes. People like Ruth Tunstall Grant, Tony May, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood and the Burciagas of Stanford are given their own chapters.




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Rounding out the extensive volume, we find MACLA cofounder Maribel Alvarez with an updated version of her mid-1990s essay on the history of that organization. After which Raj Jayadev from Silicon Valley De-Bug explains the approaches behind his respective efforts. On multiple levels, Roy’s Station and the Japantown Art Walk should be a perfect place for a Roots & Offshoots book signing. For one, Roy’s functions as the central jumping-off point for the art walk, which invites anyone to prowl around the neighborhood to places like Cukui, Arsenal, Empire Seven Studios, Santo Market and Petite Galleria, along with several other local establishments. The patio outside Roy’s will feature numerous musicians and creative types all crammed into the same space. Several artists mentioned in Roots & Offshoots will appear, including San Jose Taiko founders Roy and PJ Hirabayashi, who will lead a special 8pm performance. As part of their gig, everyone will be invited to join in a flashmob-style dance of “Ei Ja Nai Ka.” Written by PJ, “Ei Ja Nai Ka” has been taught and performed around the world to celebrate compassion and peace. A key essay in Roots & Offshoots covers Roy and PJ, along with legendary cartoonist Jack Matsuoka, who lived in Japantown during his final years. San Jose Taiko began as a bottom-up grassroots effort. It was non-hierarchical and non-gender-specific. From the beginning, women were bashing on drums alongside the guys. In Matsuoka’s case, he was among those relocated to the internment camps during World War II and later spent decades educating the public about the atrocities via his cartoons. His work in a variety of subject matters helped drive a resurgence in Japanese-American culture during the last few decades of his life. San Jose was grateful to have him. So with Rindfleisch’s book as the macrocosm, the Japantown Art Walk will function as the microcosm just for one night. Of course, Roy’s Station will be the current-life Japantown social headquarters for all that came before and all that is yet to come.

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WHY CHANGE? Steins Beer Garden in Cupertino has paired quality brews and top-notch bites similar to the Mountain View location.

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N A HOT summer evening, the living wall inside of Steins Beer Garden is a leafy green reprieve from the South Bay’s sweltering heat. The vertical garden, stacked to the ceiling with philodendron, is one of the many unique details found inside Steins’ new 6,500-squarefoot space across the street from Vallco Mall.

With a focus on pairing quality dishes with craft beers, owner Ted Kim and executive chef Colby Reade clearly have a grasp on how to combine German and Californian influences for a first-rate beer garden and sports bar. A handful of flat screen TVs—including a giant one that hovers on top of the vertical garden—adorn the restaurant's walls, making it easy to catch the game from any angle. Steins’ 1,500-square-foot outdoor patio, where local singers perform on weekends, makes an otherwise drab view more enjoyable. Any trip to Steins must start with the essentials: a pint of one of 35 rotating beers on tap and a classic pretzel ($7), baked fresh in-house daily and served with caraway beer mustard, pub cheese and tomato jam. With 20 house staples and 15 rotating taps that feature local breweries and seasonal flavors, there’s a beer for every palate. Steins’ menu mirrors that of its sister location in Mountain View, with a few exceptions. The new spot offers an upgrade on their signature breakfast for dinner dish ($17), featuring a Jameson waffle with cured pork belly, butter lettuce and maple Dijon vin. We opted for something lighter and started with Steins’ highly-recommended quinoa and roasted butternut squash salad ($14) which came loaded with Napa cabbage, jicama, cilantro and avocado relish—all topped with pumpkin seeds and a tangy house made chili lime vinaigrette. Certain specialties, like Steins’ classic fried chicken sandwich ($14) and homemade veggie “meatloaf ” sandwich ($13), remain the same, and for good reason—they pair excellently with any beer on tap and are both original renditions of classic dishes. Juicy buttermilk battered chicken was complemented with chili lime slaw, a tangy horseradish aioli, pickles and served on housemade ciabatta bread. Steins’s veggie “meatloaf” was also surprisingly flavorful, and it’s considered a house favorite among both vegetarians and carnivores. Made with quinoa flour, flax seed, assorted veggies and topped with a red pepper pecan relish, the sandwich’s flavor was satisfying and filling. For an extra $2, splurge and add grilled onions or roasted mushrooms to balance out the quinoa. —Avi Salem STEINS BEER GARDEN 10088 N Wolfe Rd, Ste 130, Cupertino. 408.564.6122

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): You’re half-intoxicated by your puzzling adventures—and half-bewildered, as well. Sometimes you’re spinning out fancy moves, sweet tricks, and surprising gambits. On other occasions you’re stumbling and bumbling and mumbling. Are you really going to keep up this rhythm? I hope so, because your persistence in navigating through the challenging fun could generate big rewards. Like what, for example? Like the redemptive transformation of a mess into an asset. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “Free your mind

and your ass will follow,” sings funk pioneer George Clinton in his song “Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts.” And what’s the best way to free your mind? Clinton advises you to “Be careful of the thought-seeds you plant in the garden of your mind.” That’s because the ideas you obsess on will eventually grow into the experiences you attract into your life. “Good thoughts bring forth good fruit,” he croons, while “Bullshit thoughts rot your meat.” Any questions, Taurus? According to my astrological analysis, this is the best possible counsel for you to receive right now.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): James Loewen wrote

a book called Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. He said, for instance, that during the Europeans’ invasion and conquest of the continent, it wasn’t true that Native Americans scalped white settlers. In fact, it was mostly the other way around: whites scalped Indians. Here’s another example: The famous blind and deaf person, Helen Keller, was not a sentimental spokesperson for sweetness and light, but rather a radical feminist and socialist who advocated revolution. I invite you to apply Loewen’s investigative approach to your personal past, Gemini. The coming weeks will be an excellent time to uncover hidden, incomplete, and distorted versions of your history, and correct them.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Roger Hodge writes books now, but when he worked for Harper’s magazine, he had an unusual specialty. He gathered heaps of quirky facts, and assembled several at a time into long sentences that had a nutty poetic grace. Here’s an example: “British cattle have regional accents, elephants mourn their dead, nicotine sobers drunk rats, scientists have concluded that teenagers are physically incapable of being considerate, and clinical trials of an ‘orgasmatron’ are underway in North Carolina.” I’m offering Hodge as a worthy role model for you in the coming weeks, Cancerian. Be curious, miscellaneous, and free-flowing. Let your mind wander luxuriantly as you make unexpected connections. Capitalize on the potential blessings that appear through zesty twists and tangy turns. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In Japan you can buy a brand of candy that’s called The Great Buddha’s Nose Snot. Each piece consists of a rice puff that resembles the Buddha’s nose filled with bits of brown sugar that symbolize the snot. The candymaking company assures customers that eating this treat brings them good luck. I invite you to be equally earthy and irreverent about your own spiritual values in the coming days. You’re in prime position to humanize your relationship with divine influences . . . to develop a more visceral passion for your holiest ideals . . . to translate your noblest aspirations into practical, enjoyable actions. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Will a routine trip to carry

out an errand take you on a detour to the suburbs of the promised land? Will you worry you’re turning into a monster, only to find the freakishness is just a phase that you had to pass through on your way to unveiling some of your dormant beauty? Will a provocative figure from the past lead you on a productive wildgoose chase into the future? These are some of the possible storylines I’ll be monitoring as I follow your progress in the coming weeks.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Let’s meet in the woods

after midnight and tell each other stories about our origins, revealing the secrets we almost forgot we had. Let’s sing the songs that electrified our emotions all those years ago when we first fell in love with our lives. Starlight will glow on our ancient faces. The fragrance of loam will seep into our voices like rainwater feeding the trees’ roots. We’ll

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feel the earth turning on its axis, and sense the rumble of future memories coming to greet us. We’ll join hands, gaze into the dreams in each other’s eyes, and dive as deep as we need to go to find hidden treasures.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): I don’t usually

recommend giving gifts with strings attached. On the contrary, I advise you to offer your blessings without having any expectations at all. Generosity often works best when the recipients are free to use it any way they see fit. In the coming weeks, however, I’m making an exception to my rule. According to my reading of the omens, now is a time to be specific and forceful about the way you’d like your gifts to be used. As an example of how not to proceed, consider the venture capitalist who donated $25,000 to the University of Colorado. All he got in return was a rest room in a campus building named after him. If you give away $25,000, Scorpio, make sure you at least get a whole building named after you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Now that you’re getting a taste of what life would be like if you ruled the world, I’ll recommend a manual. It’s called How To Start Your Own Country, by Erwin Strauss. (Get a free peek here: YouSovereign.) You could study it for tips on how to obtain national sovereignty, how to recruit new citizens, and how to avoid paying taxes to yourself. (P.S.: You can make dramatic strides toward being the boss of yourself and your destiny even without forming your own nation.) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): There was a

time when not even the most ambitious explorers climbed mountains. In the western world, the first time it happened was in 1492, when a Frenchman named Antoine de Ville ascended to the top of Mont Aiguille, using ladders, ropes, and other props. I see you as having a kinship with de Ville in the coming weeks, Capricorn. I’d love to see you embark on a big adventure that would involve you trying on the role of a pioneer. This feat wouldn’t necessarily require strenuous training and physical courage. It might be more about daring creativity and moral courage.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Science fiction proposes that there are alternate worlds alongside the visible one—hidden, yes, but perhaps accessible with the right knowledge or luck. In recent years, maverick physicists have given the idea more credibility, theorizing that parallel universes exist right next to ours. Even if these hypothetical places aren’t literally real, they serve as an excellent metaphor. Most of us are so thoroughly embedded in our own chosen niche that we are oblivious to the realities that other people inhabit. I bring these thoughts to your attention, Aquarius, because it’s a favorable time to tap into those alternate, parallel, secret, unknown, or unofficial realms. Wake up to the rich sources that have been so close to you, but so far away. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): I’m always in favor of you cultivating a robust relationship with your primal longings. But I’ll be rooting extra hard for you to do that during the next eleven months. I hope you will dig deep to identify your primal longings, and I hope you will revere them as the wellspring of your life energy, and I hope you will figure out all the tricks and strategies you will need to fulfill them. Here’s a hint about how to achieve the best results as you do this noble work: Define your primal longings with as much precision as you can, so that you will never pursue passing fancies that bear just a superficial resemblance to the real things. Homework: Why is this a perfect moment? To hear my reasons why, tune in to my podcast:

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