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I saw you walking through a metal detector at the Depeche Mode show with your cellphone in hand. Then you yelled at an usher who had to check you when you set off all the alarms, because you can’t follow simple directions, like don’t walk through a metal detector with metal. “Is this a police state?” you barked in her face. No, it’s the 21st century where a cell phone— WHICH IS MADE OF METAL— can also Google things like the Ariana Grande concert bombing, one example of why we all have to endure these safety procedures. You should be thanking the people who make sure you have a safe, fun time at a privately owned facility. Their house, their rules. You don't like it, listen to Gahan at home or protest to upper management, not some poor kid working a tough job. Learn to follow directions and play nice with others. That's the policy of truth.

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The DSA was quite generous to allow a candidate to speak to the membership who is not qualified to run for office. Joe only has $721.ish dollars in his campaign account as of the late filing of his financial report for the period ending 6/30/2017. He, himself, and one other person were the only donors. The campaign filing was done only after the election office sent him a threatening letter. And—wait for it—Joe can’t even spell his own name correctly. IMHO, DSA was very gracious and their graciousness was not appreciated. This is bad politics and it’s a poor treatment of the brothers and sisters who wear the uniform. RACE FAN VIA SAN JOSE INSIDE


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Erased Overnight CHARRED RUIN Entire neighborhoods were destroyed and at least 15 people died in the unprecedented North Bay fires this past week.

Wind-whipped firestorm ravages Santa Rosa, the North Bay BY STETT HOLBROOK AND TOM GOGOLA

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Survivors of Monday’s North Bay firestorms used different words to describe the intensity of the wind-whipped, early-morning blazes that left much of Santa Rosa a smoking ruin, took at least 15 lives and left authorities looking for 150 missing people. By Tuesday, the blazes in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties were zero percent contained and more than 20,000 people had been forced to flee their homes after the worst natural disaster in Northern California history. As of Tuesday afternoon the fire was threatening the Oakmont Village retirement community and some 5,000 people were still in evacuation centers

in Sonoma County—and nobody was being sent back home yet. PG&E reported that more than 100,000 people were still without power. Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano said his department is “working on damage assessments so we can put people back in their homes” during an afternoon press conference where he stressed safety and patience. By Tuesday the death toll across the region had risen to 15, nine in Sonoma County, and more than 50,000 acres were burned in the Tubbs and Atlas fires in the Santa Rosa area and Napa County, respectively. Santa Rosa police and the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office have been on guard against looters and the city enacted a dusk-to-dawn curfew; the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office closed access to mandatory evacuation areas and Giordano reported that increased police presence had contributed to “very few calls and no looting.” Santa Rosa was a shuttered ghost town as of Monday afternoon, except

for a Chinese restaurant that was serving through the smoky day. It started to come to life again Tuesday, but school was out, the courts were closed and the SMART train wasn’t coming. Twenty employees of the local sheriff’s office lost their homes to the fire, Giordano says. One employee of Metro’s sister newspaper in Santa Rosa, the North Bay Bohemian, lost hers. “This is a huge event. This is an enormous fire,” Giordano told reporters. He added that he expected that there “may be a couple more” fatalities in the county. The estimated number of homes, businesses or other buildings destroyed by the multiple fires was at least 2,000. The Tubbs fire, says Cal Fire spokeswoman Heather Williams, has claimed 571 buildings—550 residential and 21 commercial. “There are 16,000plus structures that are [still] being threatened,” she said. That fire started along the Sonoma-Napa County border Sunday night in Calistoga. Its cause is still under investigation, but the firestorm was assisted by very low humidity (11 percent) and very high wind gusts. The wind had died down Monday, but on Tuesday forecasters warned that offshore winds were


Scott Murray, 60, found the house he rents out to tenants—a place he raised his children—burned to the ground. So was everything around it. The absence of familiar visual reference points left him disoriented. “It looks like Dresden.” His wife’s house was also gone, and he called to give her the news. Then he trudged across Coffey Park , where it appeared a car had exploded and landed upside down, to check on his home. He expected the worst but suddenly the scene of destruction stopped. Like stepping from black-and-white into color, the destruction stopped. His home, just a few houses away from piles of ash and twisted metal, was untouched. “Oh my God,” Murray said, overcome with emotion. “Oh my God. How was my house spared?” Adding to the horrors Monday was the fate of the 200 patients who had to be evacuated from Kaiser Permanente and Sutter hospitals. Shawna Marzett, a patient-care technician at the hospital, said Kaiser was admitting ambulances bearing fire victims until early Monday morning, until the fire bore down on them from the hillsides above. Then it was time to evacuate. “Looking through those big glass windows you could feel the heat,” she said. “We had doctors and nurses watching their homes burn while they were helping.” Patients from Kaiser and Sutter were bused to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and neighboring facilities. A hospital spokeswoman reported that about 170 patients had come through with firerelated injuries by Tuesday, far lower than anticipated. Most were treated for minor burns or smoke inhalation, though a dozen patients had more significant injuries. Williams at Cal Fire says firefighters have “worked diligently at the southern end of the fires,” to build defenses to prepare for the windy prediction. Vice President Mike Pence was in Sacramento on a previously scheduled trip and he gave a news conference Tuesday focused on the fire and the federal response. President Donald Trump had just approved a disaster declaration, which means funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are on the way. Pence spoke for many when he highlighted the work of first responders. “Cal Fire is inspiring the nation, and we stand with them with great admiration and appreciation,” the vice president said. He assured the North Bay that “more assets are on the way.”

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picking up again and would blow 25 to 30 miles an hour from the northeast. The damage is numbing in its scope and cruelly democratic in its reach: Rich and poor alike have lost everything to Tubbs. Local institutions are no longer: Santa Rosa’s Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel and historic Round Barn in Fountaingrove are both gone. Classrooms and the east end of Luther Burbank Center for the Performing Arts are no more. Kaiser and Sutter hospitals each evacuated before approaching flames. Santa Rosa’s Coffey Lane neighborhood north of Piner Road, lit by embers that jumped Highway 101, is a site of utter devastation. Block after block of middle-class homes surrounding Coffey Park were reduced to smoldering ash. Long after firefighters and Sonoma County sheriff deputies worked through the early morning hours to save as many lives as possible, the workingclass neighborhood once adorned with Halloween decorations resembled a burned-out city under military siege. The National Guard was called in to assist, Giordano said, after Gov. Jerry Brown’s state of emergency declaration Tuesday. Giordano noted that the county has fielded 240 missing persons reports, and the office has “located 57 people safely.” He encouraged families to contact the county Emergency Operations Center if they have a missing loved one and attributed much of the concern to the chaos of the moment, with panicked residents leaving their homes and heading to one of 25 evacuation centers—often without a cellphone or a charger. “A lot of it is just confusion,” he said. “I’m glad we can chip away at that number.” All over the region, gas mains roared with perilous open flames, and broken water pipes feebly spewed water onto scorched earth as the acrid smoke of incinerated beds, couches, cars and bicycles drifted through the air. Residents stood before chimneys that looked like gravestones in a smoldering cemetery, weeping and taking photos with their phones. Seaneen DeLong, 57, walked south on Coffey Lane away from the fire with her yowling cat, Fritz, in a travel carrier. “It was the best neighborhood in the world,” she said. “Now it’s a charred ruin. It looks like a nuclear wasteland.” DeLong was awakened by the fierce winds that sent embers from the Tubbs fire to the east into her neighborhood and was able to get out with her cat and little else.


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ALL HAIL THE KING

ROYAL RUMBLE King Patrick Eugenio, one of the stars of the San Jose pro wrestling league, UGWA, plays a gender-bending grappler named KP in the ring.

a genuinely unique character, King Patrick is on a mission to create a new band of merry pranksters BY TAD MALONE

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ING PATRICK EUGENIO paces in the back of a rented Ryder truck, moving through a clot of other wrestlers. It’s a quarter after four on a Sunday afternoon in downtown San Jose, and he’s anxious. It’s hot, almost unbearably so, but he focuses on what is to come. Most of the other wrestlers sitting in the truck are dressed in spandex leotards. King Patrick wears ripped fishnets and a battered skirt, sports a shock of long blue hair and has Japanese kabuki makeup smeared across his face. The other wrestlers have names like Scorpion, Guido or Bronson. Eugenio goes simply by KP, as if his character is nothing more than a distillation of himself. 12

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Only a few spectators mill about the ring at the start of the performance— organized by San Jose’s long-running Underground Wrestling Alliance, or UGWA. By the time Eugenio appears, the crowd has swelled into the type of throng that would make a fire marshall nervous. While KP’s opponent, Van Andrews, approaches the match with brawn and bravado, Eugenio moves ... strangely. Before any punches are thrown, he is already putting on a show, gyrating his hips and swooning over his rival to whoops and cheers from the crowd. He uses his trademark weapon—an oversized dildo, which he licks and wraps around his head—to taunt his challenger. As the match begins, Andrews strikes first. Eugenio dodges punches before being taken to the ground. He endures a barrage of kicks to the back until jumping free and pinning

his hulking adversary in a leglock. In an instant, KP clambers to the top of the ropes, springs into the air and lands on top of Andrews. He pins his foe, this time choking him with a pair of pink panties he has pulled off of his hips. Eugenio calls this move the “camel-toe clutch,” a tribute to ’80s grappling legend The Iron Sheik. The match ends and the referee declares King Patrick Eugenio—bloody, bruised and smeared with makeup— the winner. The outcome was decided well ahead of time, but the moves, the taunts and the subsequent pain all came down to King Patrick’s gusto.

Super Sinner It’s close to 10pm on a Tuesday night in San Jose. A crowd has formed inside The Caravan, a legendary downtown

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dive bar. After a bit of murmuring and a warm up performance featuring a man and woman stapling themselves in the chest and face, KP appears. Dressed in a frilly rose-patterned dress, messy lipstick and a bleach blonde wig, he takes the makeshift stage. Puffing on an unlit cigarette, he introduces an alter ego in an over-the-top Long Island drawl. Her name is Phylis Clitoria and she hosts the longest-running burlesque show in San Jose: The Circus of Sin. Eugenio is already deep into his cups, but it’s no obstacle to the chaos and revelry that informs the Circus. Between gender-bending strip-teases, shock acts that include performers lying on a coffin full of nails and tawdry singalongs, Eugenio acts as the mistress of ceremonies. Speaking in a husky, cigarette-laced brogue, Eugenio channels Clitoria, who is naughty, wild and sweet. Only a year in, The Circus of Sin has become the weirdest variety show in San Jose, showcasing both locals and famous burlesque dancers, along with comedians, singers and other entertainers on a near-monthly basis.

And as quaint as The Circus of Sin might seem hidden in the back of a bar, it’s but one step in Eugenio’s master plan of helping San Jose recognize it’s innate weirdness.

Let’s Get Weird San Jose is a big city with a small-town mentality, but it’s also full of oddities. Whereas other hokey hamlets across the country—like Portland, Austin or even Santa Cruz—have made a cottage industry out of their perceived weirdness, San Jose seems to resist any labels that might highlight its denizens’ transgressions, preferring to project a sense of upward and bustling normalcy. The very existence of King Patrick Eugenio flies in the face of all that. And however ad-hoc all of the different masks appear—the wrestling, burlesque show organizing and even officiating weddings—they all are manifestations of Eugenio’s explicit goal of making San Jose the strangely sublime place it’s known to be by its residents.


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“I want to change San Jose for the weirder,” Eugenio proclaims. “San Jose is full of weirdos, they just need to fly under a single banner.” For Eugenio, that banner includes all the activities with which he’s already involved and more to come. He wants people to follow his lead and start their own offshoot burlesque shows and odd events, even if they end up competing with him. Eugenio cuts a memorable figure, and through all the wildness he has crafted a network of like-minded people, making friends wherever he goes. It’s an asset he’s already used in making The Circus of Sin a staple of the burlesque circuit. “I guarantee if you go anywhere in the Bay Area, somebody you talk to will know of him, at the very least,” says Alex Gollihar, Eugenio’s best friend since high school. Eugenio hopes to rebrand his city in his zany image, a little naughty, a little nice, but ultimately accepting and empowering for all stripes of people— however different from the norm.

Of course, beneath all the makeup and behind the Long Island affectation, there is a man. His name really is King Patrick—just ask to see California I.D. Eugenio fell in love with wrestling as far back as he can remember. Raised in a hard-working immigrant Filipino family in San Jose with little after-school supervision, Eugenio got away with watching whatever he wanted on television. A true child of the ’90s, Eugenio was raised on a diet of South Park and the WWE, two staples that heavily influenced his love of characters and the outsize personas that come with them. “I was a very impressionable kid,” he says, laughing. Besides practicing wrestling moves on his little brother, an early exposure to dramatic TV instilled an urge to transform himself into other people—the weirder the better. This desire blossomed during his senior in high school, when Eugenio came to class dressed up as different characters one day a week. He called them “Theme Thursdays.” He’d dress as a cowboy or in drag—whatever allowed Eugenio to disappear into someone else’s shoes, something he kept up the entire school year. “Then the next day I would be back in my football or wrestling uniform,” Eugenio says. Though high school football teams are hardly bastions of nonconformity, he says his teammates didn’t seem to mind his eccentricities. “I was definitely the odd man out,” he says. “We had gone through the same trials and tribulations, so the football team was basically a family. I was just the weird cousin.” When Eugenio first heard about UGWA a few years after graduating from high school, he knew it would provide a platform for him to truly express his wild personas. The only thing that stood in his way was his epilepsy. Not one to give up on his dreams, Eugenio brokered a deal with the

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TAKING A DRAG One of King Patrick Eugenio’s many characters, Phylis Clitoria, belts one out at September’s Circus of Sin.

group’s director, Anthony Trevino, who allowed him to learn the ropes in the UGWA women’s league. He adorned himself in panties and bikinis for the sake of assimilation, not yet grasping the significance of such a choice. After a six-month probationary period, Eugenio was allowed to drop the Andy Kaufman approach and join the men. Instead of disappearing into a sea of burly dudes in leotards, he doubled down, reinventing himself as a gender-fluid, crossdressing threat. “My favorite wrestler was always Mankind,” Eugenio says. “He wasn’t a big buff guy, he was jokey and weird … kind of like me.” Around this same time, Eugenio started going out on the town dressed in drag. One night he befriended the late Ruby Rutledge, a trans woman who encouraged him to “do what he wanted to do, and not care about what anyone else thinks.” During these forays he also met Albert (better known locally as Necromos), who hosted Goth nights at Lido Nightclub. After they got to know

each other, Necromos asked Eugenio if he had ever run a drag show of his own. Eugenio handn’t, but he liked the idea enough to partner with Necromos on monthly Goth drag shows at Lido. “I liked how I could express myself in different personas, where I couldn’t just as me, KP. Sometimes I feel like an old woman,” Eugenio says, once again taking on Phylis’ croaking New York accent. Not long after joining forces with Necromos, Eugenio left California for New York City, where he assumed a transient life, sleeping outside in parks and graveyards in between pilgrimages to dive bars and other dirty watering holes. At one bar on the Lower East Side, he witnessed a burlesque show that opened his eyes to newfound possibilities. “Previously, I thought burlesque shows required this grand pageantry. But no, you can have a little rinkydink operation in a bar,” Eugenio says. “That idea definitely burrowed in the back of my head.” When he moved back home to San Jose, he decided to incorporate


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The Mission Even if he does end up becoming a mortician, Eugenio sees no reason to abandon his other pursuits. “Burlesque and wrestling are passions of mine. I don’t get paid at all but it’s a lot of fun and something I would want others to get into,” Eugenio says, punctuating the statement with his characteristic nervous belly laugh. While he approaches his characters with a trademark irreverence and selfdeprecation, Eugenio’s fearlessness in expressing himself is equally inspiring. “His wrestling character portrays a really badass gay dude,” says Rachel Warner, who pours drinks and books shows at The Caravan. “I think it’s a really positive role model

for kids who are discovering their sexuality and who they are.” Hands down, KP is the favorite act for kids who attend UGWA wrestling shows. “Parent’s don’t even freak out about it, which is surprising,” Gollihar says. “I think it makes younger people want to be less shy. He shows them how to open up and be comfortable with themselves.” Above anything, Eugenio considers himself an absurdist who’s willing to face despair and make meaning of life’s nonsense. To paraphrase Camus, a person can only understand the world if they turn away from it on occasion. For Eugenio, that’s as simple as jumping off the top rope. Likewise, a shocking sense of humor serves as a coping mechanism for life’s ups and downs, a way to yank the power from people’s perceptions. But for all his outlandish if not offensive expression, there is for Eugenio a purpose beyond the gags. “Growing up, I was never taught how to deal with my emotions,” says Eugenio on the methods behind his madness. “Dressing up as different people or even getting thrown through a table that’s on fire is how I’ve learned to confront what’s inside of myself. “I want people to break out of their shell and do something they consider ‘wild and crazy,’” he adds, “something that will make them smile for a moment, because the universe is a cold and uncaring void.” Identity can be a fragile thing. But people like King Patrick Eugenio show that fragility and fear can be faced head-on—even in a torn dress with makeup smeared and a weaponized dildo in hand.

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what he saw at that bar in the Bowery into the show at Lido, which slowly transformed into a Goth-burlesque show. After some of the regular characters moved away from San Jose, including Necromos, Eugenio moved the show to The Caravan and opened it to all types of burlesque performers—not just the Goth variety. If King Patrick had grown up a few decades earlier or in more monotonous circumstances, he might have turned out to be a repressed insurance agent or civil servant. But like many creative millennials eager to live up to a stereotype, Eugenio finished high school with no real plan for his life. He wanted to go to art school but didn’t get in, so he kept searching for possibilities. Eugenio sorted through his other career desires—photography, psychology and graphic design—but nothing seemed to hold his interest. He finally earned an associate degree in fine art from Mission College, but he was already over the prospect of working as a visual artist by the time he received his diploma. His current—and most consistent— fixation is working with the dead. “Now I want to be a funeral director,” says Eugenio, adding that “business will never run short” and the job “helps people let go of loss.” Suffice to say he has trouble making up his mind. But as Eugenio points out about his latest interest, morticians learn how to deal with insurance, makeup, presentation, how to read a crowd, and how, in a sense, to entertain them—all skills he’s honed as a wrestler and emcee.


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San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo last week unveiled an ambitious plan to build 25,000 new homes—with 40 percent of them below market rate—over the next five years. The 15-point proposal would far outpace the rate of new housing construction for any half-decade in the city’s history, officials said. Topping the mayor’s plan are proposals to finance homes for the “missing middle”— teachers, firefighters and nurses—and expand housing for students, faculty and staff at San Jose State University. Liccardo also recommends doubling down on downtown development and offering even more tax breaks to spur new investment. It’s a tall order, but the mayor hopes the city can team up with the private sector and drum up new funding sources to make it happen.

LIVID OVER LEVI’S City officials infined for a curfew broken during May’s U2 concert,

and Coldplay’s late show last week has only raised the stakes.

Santa Clara, 49ers Clash on Curfew BY SILICON VALLEY NEWSROOM ON A BALMY spring night in Santa Clara, U2 brought their bombastic Joshua Tree tour to Levi’s Stadium. The event was designed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a truly groundbreaking modern rock album but ended up a disaster, at least from a logistical standpoint. All around the $1.3 billion stadium, which was completed in 2014, lines were unreasonably long and excruciatingly pokey, from the initial metal-detector choke point to the will-call queue and concessions. Even the last note struck a wrong chord— but not necessarily with U2 fans. The band went on late and finished the show after 10pm, resulting in the operators of Levi's Stadium— effectively the San Francisco 49ers, who manage the stadium beyond football Sundays—being fined $750 for breaking the city of Santa Clara’s

curfew. The citation was yet another example of the deteriorating situation between the club and Santa Clara’s elected officials. Last week, Mayor Lisa Gillmor blasted the 49ers for letting Coldplay perform a Wednesday concert past 10pm, and she tells San Jose Inside that the city received “dozens of complaints from the public” before and after the event. The mayor and all but one of her colleagues on the City Council not only intend to fine the Niners, but they also have designs to increase broken curfew fees in the future. As a result, top acts like Ed Sheeran have pulled out of Levi’s gigs, raising the question: What kind of “worldclass venue” goes to bed before the nightly news? Jim Mercurio, vice president of stadium operations, informed the city that Levi’s no longer intends to

book shows on weekdays, as it can’t force Live Nation performers to go on stage. The company has refused to sign an agreement to call its quits before 10pm on weekdays. Meanwhile, Al Guido, president of the 49ers, warned the city that it is imperiling thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in potential revenue—Santa Clara receives half of all non-NFL event revenue after expenses are paid. This money, as it turns out, is how the whole feud started between the city and club, as the mayor has consistently accused the team of diverting funds from city coffers. A $200,000 audit by the Harvey Rose firm found that the city picked up the tab on costs that could have been sent the 49ers’ way, but past administrators—who have been forced out or resigned—had discretion to sign off on the expenses.

Congressman Wants ‘Stealthing’ Classified as Rape Two federal lawmakers say secretly removing a condom during sex, or “stealthing,” should be classified as sexual assault. Reps. Ro Khanna (D-San Jose) co-authored a letter asking the House Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on the practice. “‘Stealthing can lead to lasting consequences, such as unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections, and is also a violation of trust between two sexual partners,” the letter reads. The proposal comes two months after California state Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) shelved a bill that would have made tampering with sexually protective devices without permission from the other person a form of rape. Last year, the state expanded the penal code definition of sexual assault beyond the use of threat or physical force to include instances where the victim is unconscious or can’t give consent. —Jennifer Wadsworth


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THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Thu, 8pm, $20+ South Bay Musical Theatre, Saratoga Based on the Robert James Waller novel, The Bridges of Madison County tells the story of Francesca Johnson—a married woman who is swept up in a whirlwind affair while her husband and children are away at the Iowa State Fair. In the story Johnson meets National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid, in town to document her home county’s many covered bridges. It was adapted into a 1995 film starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. The musical came along in 2014, winning two Tony Awards. (SS)

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Stoic and powered by swag, this Harlem rapper's latest effort, Still Striving, offers a peek behind the grill and into the mind of one of A$AP Mob’s marquee emcees. As a fashionista, Ferg designs much of A$AP Mob’s official gear and logos, never shying away from the shock value of masonry and gothic inspirations. Ferg’s prowess on the mic is often overshadowed by the ascendance of his crew’s biggest name, A$AP Rocky. Still, Ferg has a powerful voice and is more than worth checking into—especially as he moves away from the trap sounds that launched his career. (AJ)

The latest from San Jose goremetallers Exhumed isn’t their usual blood-and-guts orgy but what’s being billed as concept album—string interludes and all. Chronicling a reported case of serial grave robbery in 19th century Scotland over 12 taut tracks, Death Revenge features rhythm guitarist and co-singer Matt Harvey’s most melodic riffing yet, wide-ranging solos from lead guitarist Bud Burke, and some gruesomely theatrical sound effects, like on “Dead End.” Death Revenge may occasionally leave you longing for the sloppy-nasty groove they perfected on 2013’s Necrocracy, but these guys have pumped serious brains and brawn into the grind-core template. (AL)

The Zoppe Italian Family Circus is returning to Redwood City for the 10th year in a row. Alberto Zoppe—great grandson of the traveling tent show’s founder, Napoline Zoppe—performed with the Ringling Bros. in 1948. His stunts included a signature backflip from one horse to another. This trick understandably drove crowds wild. Now Alberto’s daughter, Tosca Zoppe, will continue the tradition, performing many of the bareback tricks her father was known for. In addition to these equestrian feats, the circus will feature astonishing acrobatics and of course, clowns. The circus runs through Oct. 29. (SS)


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Oct 21 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

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DISNEY ON ICE: DREAM BIG Oct 25-29 at SAP Center

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Many of the best-known oratorios are grounded in the Abrahamic traditions. “Patch The Sky” is different. Based on ancient Chinese mythology, this oratorio tells the story of the goddess Nüwa, who saved the world from the destructive forces of water, fire and wild beasts by repairing the pillars of heaven. An-Lun Huang— former resident composer with the Central Opera in Beijing— composed the piece. Rui Zhang, who studied at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, will conduct Symphony Silicon Valley in this world premiere performance of “Patch The Sky.” The Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale will join the production under direction from Wenbo Deng. (SS)

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In a new book by author Dave Eggers and illustrator Shawn Harris, Her Right Foot, Eggers discovers the history behind the Statue of Liberty’s right foot being in mid-stride. She is moving forward. Eggers is known as the founder of McSweeney’s and for his many literary works, including A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, What Is The What and The Circle. Harris, a visual artist and musician, has produced record and poster art for his own band and other musicians, including Snoop Dogg and Adele. (SS)

Ever wonder what a live heart looks like as it beats, or how muscles contract? Thanks to the ingenuity of German anatomist Gunther von Hagens, we can now see our innermost workings without access to a cadaver lab. His plastination process preserves bodies by replacing the water and fat with plastics, allowing the specimens to be touched and seen in their original form. Since 1995, his traveling anatomical exhibition, Body Worlds, has drawn millions of visitors worldwide. Body Worlds Decoded puts a Silicon Valley twist on the original exhibit, with interactive and augmented reality components. (AJ)

Nov 14 at City National Civic

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Dec 10 at City National Civic

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Feb 9 at SAP Center

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Building a Religion LEAP OF FAITH Amir Rao left a good job at Electronic Arts to create his own video games, including the recently released ‘Pyre.’

San Jose indie game maker blends basketball, sci-fi, fantasy in ‘Pyre’ BY YOUSIF KASSAB

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N SEPTEMBER 2009, Amir Rao found himself packing up his desk at Electronic Arts. He was leaving his prized position as a game designer at one of America’s biggest video game developers to move back into the house where he grew up—but he wasn’t bummed about it. Rao hadn’t been sacked. Rather, he had made the weighty decision to return to the suburbs of South San Jose to create something of his own.

With the help of his EA colleague Gavin Simon, he would set up camp in his father’s house and get to work building a game called Bastion. “Me and Gavin Simon wanted to start Supergiant, and my dad said he would let us use my childhood home to start the company,” Rao says, referring to Almaden Valley. They put everything in the living room and lived there for 20 months. “We weren’t sure what we would have to do to become a real company and not just two guys in a house,” Rao says. “At the time, it was wonderfully pure in that way because it was only about the game for us.” Rao understood that good design alone wouldn’t be enough to bring

the final project together. So it makes sense that he tapped someone he knew he could trust for Bastion’s soundtrack. Composer and sound designer Darren Korb met Rao when the two were in second grade at Almaden Country Day School. “Bastion was an all-in situation,” Korb says of the team’s first effort. “The game was self-funded, and we had exactly enough money to release it when we did. We knew if we didn't make enough money from this first game to make another one, this was gonna be it.” According to Rao, Korb’s brand of selfstyled acoustic frontier trip-hop was one of the first facets of the game that gave it an identity early in development. Korb’s menagerie of harps, harmonicas, ouds and electric, acoustic and resophonic guitars is ever-present and lends Bastion’s postapocalyptic world a sprawling quality that recalls Cormac McCarthy’s vision of the American West.

Of course, Bastion is not your typical Western. We’re reminded of this at every turn, as Korb liberally dispenses a colorful palette of synthesizers and crunchy programmed percussion amidst his bluesy guitar work. Eight years and three games later, Korb’s music is still one of the driving forces that help make every new Supergiant game unique. In each of Korb’s soundtracks, many of the songs split the difference between programmed and organic instruments. Vocal tracks are few and far between, but each instance finds Korb and Bay Area native Ashley Barrett singing from the perspective of one of the games’ characters. Perhaps the most powerful example of this can be found in “Bound Together,” a vocal track from their summer 2017 release, Pyre. The song is delivered by a traveling minstrel whose ballads about the game’s characters and world punctuate the story. The song acts as a record of the player’s journey, as Korb sings alternate versions of each line to account for the different choices the player can make. Pyre is about a group of exiles who wander a desolate place called The Downside. The story is told in a visual novel format, complete with talking character portraits and Oregon Trail-esque decision making. As the game progresses, the exiles engage in basketball-like religious ceremonies, simply called “Rites,” which are the only way for them to win back their freedom and return home. The story itself deals with themes of belonging, self-worth and what it means to be free, while also serving as a poignant commentary on our culture’s infatuation with sports. Like the rest of Supergiant’s work, Pyre also respects the player’s time. The game boasts a colorful cast of characters whose problems and peccadilloes alone are enough to propel them through Pyre’s dozen-or-so hours of story. Throughout their journey, players are must experiment with various styles of play as the game forces them to field vastly different characters, as more frequently used exiles are retired.

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2017 Saturday, October 21 readings Sunday, October 22 workshops at History Park San José Featuring: Arlene Biala, Tshaka Menelik Imhotep Campbell, Yesika Salgado, Deborah A. Miranda, and many more featured poets! • Small Press Fair • Booksignings • Spoken Word Performances • and much more! tickets, schedule, and more at: pcsj.org/festival

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‘STUPID FUCKING BIRD’

A riff on Chekhov’s notoriously slept-on The Seagull, Stupid Fucking Bird keeps things unconventional. The play will feature fourth-wall breaking, snark and a group of human beings grappling with a universal search for truth. Thru Oct 15. City Lights Theater. San Jose.

‘MISS BENNETT: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY’

This production of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley will mark the South Bay premiere for the holidaythemed show. The play itself is a sequel of sorts to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice as we revisit its characters at a holiday gathering. Nov 16-Dec 17. City Lights Theater Company. San Jose.

‘BEAUTIFUL’

The inspiring true story of how Carole King became the soundtrack of a generation. Nov 14-19. Broadway San Jose.

‘WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF’

A few drinks spiral into shocking truths in this live broadcast of Edward Albee’s production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Starring an all-star cast of Imelda Staunton, known for the Harry Potter films; Conleth Hill from Game of Thrones; and Luke Treadaway from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime, and more. Oct 19. Hammer Theatre Center. San Jose.

‘PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE’

Two of the world’s geniuses sit in a café and chat. What would Albert Einstein say to Pablo Picasso before they made their discoveries that changed the world? The Off-Broadway comedy explores food for thought in a 1904 Parisian cafe. Nov 3-4 and 8-11. Hammer Theatre Center. San Jose.

‘SALOMÉ’

Oscar Wilde’s theatrical adaptation returns to the stage, but this time with a revolutionary twist that puts Salomé center stage. Yael Farber recreates the biblical princess as a woman of intelligence and the power to change the course of the desert nation. Nov 16. Hammer Theatre Center. San Jose.

FACE OFF ‘An Enemy of the People’ opens next week at The Pear Theatre. ‘THE 1940S RADIO HOUR’ It’s 1942, and many American men are fighting away in World War II, but WOV New York radio was there to deliver its holiday special. Reminisce to “Strike Up the Band” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” Nov 30-Dec 23. Los Altos Stage Company.

‘PETER PAN’

Occupying the slot for this year’s bring-the-kids show at Palo Alto Players is the broadway classic Peter Pan. Get a chance to meet the lost boys, save Tinker Bell and fly with Peter himself. Nov 3-19. Lucie Stern Theatre. Palo Alto.

‘AN ENEMY OF PEOPLE’

Dr. Stockmann's discovery could save the lives and health of the community, but the pressure to hide the truth consumes him. As a whistleblower, Dr. Stockmann must make a choice between truth, or keeping the town’s good name. Playwright Henrik Ibsen tells a relevant and timely story of science overlooked by greed. Oct 19-Nov 12. The Pear Theatre. Mountain View.

‘THE MILLIONTH PRODUCTION OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL’

A play about a play, the production stitches together the need to make art that sells. A Northern California theater puts on the production “A Christmas Carol” to draw in a larger audience. Weeks before Christmas, the production rings in the new year with comedic satire. Dec. 1-17. The Pear Theatre. Mountain View.

‘ROCKY HORROR SHOW’

Roshi Entertainment will perform “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The racy singalong features cross-dressing Dr. Frank-N-Furter as he

torments a prudish engaged couple who’ve been stranded. Producer Matt Gregg continues to push the boundaries of live musical theater through “virtual scenery.” Oct 26-Nov 1. San Jose Stage Company.

‘PETER AND THE STARCATCHER’

How Peter Pan became the boy who never grows up is revealed in this Tony Awardwinning musical. Peter’s history, along with Hook and Tinkerbell, are unraveled, save for an ambitious young girl who inspires a nameless orphan. Thru Oct 18. Tabard Theatre Company. San Jose.

‘MOM’S GIFT’

Mom has been dead for 11 months, yet her ghost appears at Dad’s birthday. Follow Mom on her quest to earn her wings, but brace for ugly secrets to be revealed. Oct 27-Nov 19. Tabard Theatre Company. San Jose.

‘THE PRINCE OF EGYPT’

A DreamWorks Animation classic, The Prince of Egypt is brought to stage featuring Oscar-winning song “When You Believe.”The musical presents a multiethnic cast in the retold story of Moses and Ramses, his pharaoh brother. Thru Nov 5. TheatreWorks. Mountain View.

‘SONGS OF STRENGTH, SONGS OF REGRET’

A theatrical melting pot of Greek mythology and real stories from the Bay Area, this 75-minute performance features opera star Carla Dirlikov Canalas—one of the most in-demand mezzosopranos today, as well as award-winning composer Molly Joyce and acclaimed visual artist Rosemary Felt Convey. Nov 18. MACLA. San Jose.

CHARGE In ‘Arrastre,’ video artist Ana Teresa Fernández rides a white stallion in high heels to invert masculine mythology.

Culture Warrior Rides High ONE OF THE artists most prominently featured in (Re)Writing the Narrative is making a valiant attempt to speak up for the disenfranchised. Ana Teresa Fernández describes her work as “trying to highlight either some event or a people or a place that has dealt with tension or aggression.” In this exhibit, all three of her short video narratives address particular political tensions and aggressive stances toward women and minorities—with Fernández as the star. What’s most astonishing about her work, apart from the ravishing imagery, is her ability to feature herself in a scenario without drawing attention to an invented persona or character. She may be the protagonist but her films have nothing to do with a selfie culture helplessly devoted to vanities and narcissism. She is that rare artist who can present a strong self-image without focusing our attention on her person. Once Fernández steps inside the camera frame she sheds the self and becomes a representative: of her gender in Arrastre, as one of the 43 missing Mexican student-teachers in Erasure, or as an emissary of hope at the Mexican-American border in Borrando La Frontera. For Arrastre, she wanted to invert the masculine mythologies in which a boy enters manhood by mastering a horse. In this six-minute video, Fernández rides a white stallion in the water of a Yucatan cenote, or sinkhole, a so-called sacred well. The film is shot from below the surface, emphasizing the horse’s powerful balletic leg movements.

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Somewhere in the midst of all this turbulence, on stiletto heels no less, Fernández manages to mount and then ride this kicking, untamed animal. But the narrative isn’t just about an artist’s mastery over her medium and practice (see Picasso’s Boy Leading a Horse). She chose this cenote, a famous tourist site, for a reason.

On a family visit there in her childhood, she says the tour guide “talked about how these places were used as offerings to the gods, where there are hundreds of bones of virgin women found because they were sacrificed.” She isn’t presenting her own physical bravado and courage for the viewer’s admiration. Fernández performs her filmed narratives, she says, “in a light that makes the viewer want to come to it, that makes the viewer have a little bit more empathy.” She’s standing in for the virgins, “coming of age by attempting to ride this wild stallion, changing the narrative and the history and providing a different context.” —Jeffrey Edalatpour


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Motel Life SUPER MAN Willem Dafoe plays the superintendent of the Magic Castle Hotel, where his duties include general maintenance and child care.

‘The Florida Project’ captures the Technicolor magic of childhood BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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HE FLORIDA PROJECT is bursting with fun, squalor and tragedy, and it justifies its endtitle dedication to Hal Roach and the couple of hundred Our Gang shorts he produced.

It’s shaggy, with what looks like rough-cut editing at times, and it’s seemingly been released under its working title. Director Sean Baker’s subject is the adventures of a passel of kids in Kissimmee, not so far from the expensive gates of Disney World, a minimum wage, subtropical holiday land. Baker positively blasts the screen with color and Florida sunsets

flamboyant enough to dement a parrot. Consultants from Technicolor worked on this, and it shows. Baker’s most recent previous full-length film, Tangerine, was shot on a cellphone; the visuals here are more than payback for the limits of that kind of photography. The Florida Project repays a big-screen viewing to see the lowangle shots of berserk vernacular buildings. Giant oranges, ice cream cone-shaped frozen custard stands, a wizard’s 30-foot-tall head emerging from a warehouse full of Disney knockoffs … these images revive the feeling of being a kid driving by some highway curio shop, pleading to the parents to stop the car. If all a kid needs to be happy is some fellow children, some parental

attention, plenty of things to investigate, and lots of syrupy food to gulp down, we’re watching a happy childhood here … for a while. Moonee (Brooklynn Prince), age 6 or so, is a long-term tenant with her mother in the grape-sherbet-colored Magic Castle Motel. It’s an adventure exploring the roadside attraction highway lands, or running around with her new pal from downstairs. Everything is exciting: the sightseeing helicopters close enough to buzz the motel, the swamp nearby with the shopping cart sticking out of it, or the fluorescent-colored plastic goodies cramming the aisles in a local 99 cent store. Baker knows the terrain better than the last director of talent to get this fascinated by Motel-land, Andrea Arnold in American Honey. Moonee is the kind of kid usually described as “endangered.” Her unbalanced mother, Halley (Bria Vinaite), a mouthy, strife-prone exstripper, is finally running out scams

and is drifting toward prostitution. It’s a clear-eyed view of that kind of life. Baker is respectful to it, instead of gaping at it all as if it were a national scandal. The focus is on the kids, as in a crane shot of Moonee and the little terrorists she hangs with running through the balconies. They’re Jancey (Valeria Cotto) and the third-grade boy Scooty (Christopher Rivera), a chronic mischief-maker who tries to play it urbane: “Relax, your daughter is safe in my hands.” It’s a gift to be a director so attuned to a kid’s world. But Willem Dafoe is the real star, and it’s one of the juiciest and most gentle roles he’s done. Dafoe’s resemblance to a figure in a skinless anatomy drawing has given him plenty of villain roles. As Bobby, the saintly, suffering bastard who keeps order, Dafoe is like a new man. He’s a multitasker, dealing with the Magic Castle’s decay, bugs and sketchy tenants. He’s sometimes aided by a grown-up son who has had enough of him. Dafoe’s comic exasperation is funny: the Frankenstein growl he emits when he realizes that the damn kids have broken into his office. Just watching Bobby smoking a cig out in the parking lot, wondering where it all went wrong, is fairly funny. And yet he’s a serious working-class hero. Bobby gets the alert that a creepy turtle-man pedophile from Jersey is trying to chat up the kids, and Zorro himself couldn’t have come to the rescue faster. The young Brooklynn Prince sometimes gets high on her own supply of childish charm—she can pour cute upon cute —“I wish they made a fork out of candy,” she says, eating waffles. Still, Baker’s terrific kid-wrangling is an ornament to the neo-realistic tradition, with its heightened senses of a child’s world and the joyful anarchy there. Those who were raised in a bit of squalor themselves can agree that Baker has perfectly depicted the highs and lows of being a kid running wild. It’s all fun and games until someone calls social services.

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Honor Thy Past HARD RETURN Philly band mewithoutYou come to The Ritz on their ‘[A->B] Life’ album anniversary tour.

Post-hardcore heroes mewithoutYou revisit their first LP, ‘[A->B] Life’ BY MIKE HUGUENOR

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HE LAST TIME we heard from mewithoutYou was in 2015, when the Philadelphia post-hardcore band released their sixth album, Pale Horses. Currently at work on the follow-up, before releasing any new material, the band will take a deep dive into their past, performing their first record, 2002’s [A->B] Life, in its entirety for its 15-year anniversary. Album anniversary tours have become somewhat common in recent years, and the response to them has

been mixed (Newsweek, for example, referred to the phenomenon as “How Nostalgia Took Over the Concert Industry”). But in the case of mewithoutYou, returning to their roots is not only a celebration of their past, but a genuine opportunity to see how a live band has grown and changed in that time. Energy is often the intangible element in music—that thing that can’t be programmed or phoned in—and [A->B] Life has plenty of it. The songs are frequently loose and unpredictable, channeling Fugazi, hymns, breakbeats, and post-rock in equal measure, forming a sound that set the tone for the emo and screamo music of the mid-2000s. “There’s something about that record,” says guitarist Mike Weiss over the phone. “We were listening

to it today through some pretty nice speakers. It sounded so fresh to me.” A lot of the album’s energy comes from the fact that the band recorded it all live, performing the songs together, just like they would onstage. Produced by legendary D.C. punk musician J. Robbins (Jawbox, Government Issue), the album was recorded in 10 days without the aid of ProTools, GarageBand or any correcting software. “We didn’t have a lot of time to go back and perfect every little thing that we wished we could have done tighter, or turn every little knob in the studio and find the perfect guitar tone for every little section. I remember we just kind of chose a sound and had that for every song.” In the years since, the band has grown in both size and sound considerably, consistently putting out records that explore new territory. “I think we really try to push things forward as much as we can every time we make a new record,” Weiss says.

The band changed most noticeably on 2009’s It’s All Crazy! It’s All False! It’s All a Dream! It’s Alright, which saw the five-piece trading in distortion and screams for quieter, folkier arrangements. That album’s spiritual themes (drawing inspiration across all Abrahamic faiths) and more widely palatable sonics earned the band an unexpected Dove Award nomination from the Gospel Music Association of America. But today, the band is finding increased connection to their roots, playing a number of songs from [A>B] Life on recent tours. “I’ve been getting a lot more fond of the songs,” Weiss says. “They’ve inspired me to create music now in ways that I didn’t have the skills to back then.” But Weiss insists that this is more than a rehashing of the greatest hits. “I think it’s more like reinterpreting something that we did once, in a way where we can apply certain concepts to what we’re doing now with more sophistication. But also trying to harness the spirit of what we were doing then.” Inevitably, things are bound to be a bit different this time. When [A->B] Life came out, Weiss had only been playing guitar for about five years. Now 40, he’s been playing half his life. “15 years later I’ve found myself a little bit more experienced and accomplished as a guitarist, and I’ve been inspired by [A->B] Life to write new music that has a different spin on it.” Between 2002 and now the band has definitely moved from A to B, transforming from a bunch of scrappy unknowns into one of the most beloved emo acts of the mid2000s. And since the songs on their first record were all recorded live, fans now have an interesting opportunity to see them conjure the same energy and emotional space that went into that record, this time with everything that they’ve learned along the way. “It kind of hit me today,” Weiss says, before heading back to rehearsal. “I’m gonna have a lot of fun on this tour.”

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On the Mountain. Fri, Oct 13, 7:30pm: Brian Wilson. Saratoga.

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

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

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

THE CARAVAN Every Mon: Tooth and Nail DJ Night. Every first Tue of the month 9:30 pm: Not So Trivial Tuesday Rock DJ Set. Fri, Oct 13, Panhandlers Union, Rebelskamp, 12 Gauge Promise. San Jose.

THE CATS Every Sun: Joe Ferrarra. Wed, Oct 11, Matt Bradford. Fri, Oct 13, The Soldiers of Love. Sat, Oct 14, Ruth Gerson Band. Los Gatos.

C&J’S SPORTS BAR

Every Sun: Live Jazz Show. San Jose.

JACK ROSE LIBATION HOUSE

Every Sun, 10pm: Reggae Sundays. San Jose.

NORMANDY HOUSE LOUNGE

BLUE NOTE LOUNGE

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

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

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.

THE RITZ Fri, Oct 13, 8pm: mewithoutYou, Pianos Become the Teeth. San Jose.

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

WOODHAMS LOUNGE

Every Third Thursday: Thursdays

Wed, Oct 11, 9pm: Wax Wednesday, Needle To The Groove. Thu, Oct 12, 8:30pm: Giulio Cetto Quartet. Fri, Oct 13, 9pm: Rodney Ruckus Quintet. Sat, Oct 14, 9pm: Tim Lin Quartet. Sun, Oct 15, 8:30pm: Joe Sanders’ Infinity. 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. San Jose.

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

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Every Sun: Joe Ferrara. Los Gatos.

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

Every Fri & Sat: Live Music & DJs. Los Gatos. Sat, Oct 14, 8pm: Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie. San Jose.

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

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

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Sunday Brunch: 10am-2pm.

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

17, 7:30pm: “Cedar & Friends” with Joshua Cedar. Redwood City.

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ART BOUTIKI Fri, Oct 13, 7:30pm: Love District, Sweet HayaH, The Pale Rumors. Sat, Oct 14, 7:30pm: Red Fences, The Breaking, Living Among Giants, Tom Conlon. San Jose. The Back Bar SoFA Every Wed, 9pm: Open Mic Cypher, feat. Hip-hop, Jungle, Soul, Reggae, Dubstep, Trap, BreakBeat, House and more.

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Every other Tue, 7:15pm: Jazz on Tuesdays. Every Wed, 7pm: Piano Night. Wed, Oct 12, 7:30pm: Anya Malkiel & Jazz Trio. Thu, Oct 13, 8:30pm: Manny Moka & the Band on Fire. Sun, Oct 15, 7pm: Angelica's Murder Mystery Dinner Series. Tue, Oct

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CITY NATIONAL CIVIC Thu, Oct 12, 8pm: Caifanes. San Jose.

CLUB FOX Every Wed: Club Fox Blues Jam. Every Fri: Salsa Spot. Wed, Oct 11, 6:30pm: Marina Crouse, Garth Webber. Redwood City.

HEDLEY CLUB Every 1st and 3rd Wed: Jazz Jam. San Jose

HUKILAU Fri-Sat, 8pm: Hawaiian music.

JJ’S BLUES Every Tue: MikeB Interactive Jam. Wed-Sun: Live Music.

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TELLTALE SIGNS San Jose blues guitarist Chris Cain will showcase his latest album, a love letter to his blues-loving dad, at Poor House Studio.

Chris Cain’s Effortless Blues MODERN-DAY BLUESMAN Chris Cain grew up in San Jose, but his roots are in Tennessee. Cain, whose father grew up in the muggy, musically fertile town of Memphis, has his own distinct musical style, but he readily admits to some of his influences. “My dad had a lot of really good records,” he says. “B.B. King and Albert King; that kind of style was what I heard a lot in Chris Cain my house. When I was a teenager, he took me to see Albert King. And we always saw B.B. King.”

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

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

MONTALVO ARTS CENTER

Johnson. Every last Sat, 7-10pm: Beargrass Creek. Fremont

Oct 12-15, 8pm: Tony Hinchcliffe. Sunnyvale.

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

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

Wed, Oct 11, 7:30pm: Roger McGuinn. Saratoga.

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

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

MOROCCO’S Every Tue, 4pm: Live Acoustic Music. Every Wed and Fri, 7pm and Sat, 8:30pm: Belly dancing. Every Sunday: Special Dinner Shows. Mountain View.

Every Mon, 7pm: Trivia Night. San Jose

SAM'S BBQ

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

Every Mon: Monday Night Blues Jam. Sunnyvale.

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.

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I’ve been dating this girl for just over a month, and she never offers to pay for anything. I was OK with this in the beginning, as I saw it as a courtship thing. I guess I wonder whether this points to problems down the road with her not being a real partner, pulling her weight, etc. How do I politely broach this without blowing up the blooming relationship?—Feeling Used This woman lives paycheck to paycheck. Unfortunately, it’s your paycheck. At this point, you’re probably musing on the perfect birthday gift for her—a sparkly little Hello Kitty crowbar she can use to pry open her wallet. However, mystifying as it is that she has never squeaked out the words “This one’s on me!” consider that if there’s one thing heterosexual men and women have in common these days, it’s confusion over who exactly is supposed to pay on dates. The problem driving the confusion is a sort of Godzilla vs. Mothra clash between age-old evolved emotions (still driving us today) and modern-day beliefs about male and female equality. As I explain with some frequency (per big cross-cultural studies by evolutionary psychologist David Buss, among others), women evolved to seek male partners who show they are willing and able to invest in any children they might have. Whether the particular woman actually wants children is immaterial—as in, of zero interest to her emotions. Anthropologist John Marshall Townsend observes from his research and others’ that women’s emotions evolved to act as a sort of police force for a man’s level of commitment—making women feel bad when the investment isn’t there. This leads women to either push a man to invest or ditch him and find a man who will. Men coevolved to expect this, meaning that men evolved to try to appeal to the ladies by showing (or successfully faking) generosity, high status and earning power. Many people mistakenly assume evolved adaptations like this will change with the times, as in, “Ye Olde Evolved Emotions, I’d like to introduce you to Gloria Steinem and the women’s movement.” Unfortunately, evolution is not a licketysplit process—especially when it comes to our psychological engine panel. In fact, anthropologist Donald Symons explains that “natural selection takes hundreds or thousands of generations” (generations being 20- to 30-year periods) “to fashion any complex cognitive adaptation.” So women, even now—even highly successful women who can comfortably pay for their own meals (and everyone else’s in the

restaurant)—have their emotions pushing them to look for a man who shows generosity, as well as the ability to “provide.” This is reflected in the findings by sociologist Janet Lever and her colleagues from a survey of heterosexual men and women—17,067 “unmarried and noncohabitating” heterosexuals, ages 18 to 65—on the extent to which they embrace or reject the traditional “man pays” dating behavior. (Surprisingly, millennials’ responses were generally pretty close percentage-wise to those of older adults.) A snapshot of the responses from women: Overall, 57 percent of women said yes to “I always offer to help pay even on the first date.” But check out the mixed feelings: Many women (39 percent) wished men would reject their offer to pay. But many (40 percent of women) said they are bothered when men don’t accept their money. Hello, confusing financial stew! Men’s responses were similarly contradictory. Overall, more than half the men—64 percent—said that after the first few dates, the woman should help pay expenses, and nearly half (44 percent) said they would stop dating a woman who never offers to pay. Yet, men overwhelmingly—that is, 76 percent of men—feel guilty if they don’t pay the bill on dates. So, the reality is, like all of these conflicted men, some women just aren’t sure where the lines are on whether to chip in and when. (Of course, some women are conveniently unsure.) As for this woman you’re seeing, it is possible that she’s waiting until you two are “exclusive” to start picking up the tab. Instead of assuming the worst, do two things: First, observe and reflect on her behavior and attitudes—so far and as you get to know her—and see whether they suggest an interest in partnership or princess-ship. Second, simply ask: “Hey, we’ve been dating for a while, and it seems like we should start sharing the costs. Where do you stand on that?” See what she says and take it from there—tempting as it is to opt for a passive-aggressive approach, like panhandling outside the restaurant where you’re meeting her.

(c)2017, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or e-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com (advicegoddess.com).

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scorpio actress Tara Reid told the magazine Us Weekly about how her cosmetic surgeries had made her look worse than she had been in her natural state. "I'll never be perfect again," she mourned. I bring this up in the hope that it will inspire you. In my astrological opinion, you're at a turning point when it's crucial to appreciate and foster everything about yourself that's natural and innate and soulfully authentic. Don't fall sway to artificial notions about how you could be more perfect than you already are.

to seek out new colleagues and strengthen your existing alliances? Are you curious about what it would take to infuse your best partnerships with maximum emotional intelligence? From an astrological perspective, the next nine weeks will be a favorable time to do these things. You will have opportunities to deepen your engagement with collaborators who cultivate integrity and communicate effectively. It's possible you may feel shy about pursuing at least one of the potential new connections. But I urge you to press ahead anyway. Though you may be less ripe than they are, their influence will have a catalytic effect on you, sparking you to develop at an accelerated rate.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I didn't go to work today. I woke up late, lingered over a leisurely breakfast, and enjoyed a long walk in the autumn woods. When I found a spot that filled me with a wild sense of peace, I asked my gut wisdom what I should advise you Sagittarians to attend to. And my gut wisdom told me that you should temporarily escape at least one of your duties for at least three days. (Escaping two duties for four days would be even better.) My gut wisdom also suggested that you get extra sleep, enjoy leisurely meals, and go on long walks to spots that fill you with a wild sense of peace. There you should consult your gut wisdom about your top dilemmas.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): Statistical evidence suggests that Fridays falling on the 13th of the month are safer than other Fridays. The numbers of fires and traffic accidents are lower then, for example. I find this interesting in light of your current situation. According to my analysis, this October's Friday the 13th marks a turning point in your ongoing efforts to cultivate stability and security. On this day, as well as the seven days before and seven days after, you should receive especially helpful clues about the future work you can do to feel even safer and more protected than you already do. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Too much propaganda and not enough real information are circulating through your personal sphere. You're tempted to traffic in stories that are rooted more in fear than insight. Gossip and hype and delusion are crowding out useful facts. No wonder it's a challenge for you to sort out the truths from the half-truths! But I predict that you will thrive anyway. You'll discover helpful clues lodged in the barrage of bunkum. You'll pluck pithy revelations from amidst the distracting ramblings. Somehow you will manage to be both extra sensitive and super-discriminating. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A journalist named

Jenkin Lloyd Jones coined the term "Afghanistanism," which he defined as "concentrating on problems in distant parts of the world while ignoring controversial local issues." I want to urge you Virgos to avoid engaging in a personal version of Afghanistanism. In other words, focus on issues that are close at hand, even if they seem sticky or prickly. Don’t you dare let your attention get consumed by the dreamy distractions of faraway places and times. For the foreseeable future, the best use of your energy is HERE and NOW.

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): "If these years have taught me anything, it is this," wrote novelist Junot Díaz. "You can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in." That's your plucky wisdom for the coming weeks, Aquarius. You have arrived at a pivotal phase in your life cycle when you can't achieve liberation by fleeing, avoiding or ignoring. To commune with the only kind of freedom that matters, you must head directly into the heart of the commotion. You've got to feel all the feelings stirred up by the truths that rile you up. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): J. Allan Hobson is a

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #633817 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Mail Box Etc, 45 So. Park Victoria Dr., Milpitas, CA, 95035, Severino Liclican Estillore Jr., P.O. Box 876, Cupertino, CA, 95015. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 09/11/2017. /s/ Severino L Estillore Jr. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 09/12/2017. (pub Metro 9/20, 9/27, 10/04, 10/11/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #633247 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CS Logistics, 1280 Farringdon Dr., San Jose, CA, 95127, Balwinder Kumar. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 08/14/2017. /s/Balwinder Kumar. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/23/2017. (pub Metro 9/20, 9/27, 10/04, 10/11/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #633604 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Inkartcerated, 454 Wilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA, PASF, LLC. This business is being conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Nelmarie Vilaro Caro. Managing Member. #201718710556. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 09/05/2017. (pub Metro 9/27, 10/04, 10/11, 10/18/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #634014 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GI Courier Service, 1825 Walnut Grove Avenue,

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers + Brews, 398 Eastridge Mall #A-18, San Jose, CA, 95122, Western Franchise Development, Inc., 6312 S. Fiddlers Green Cir., Ste 200N, Greenwood Village, CO, 80111. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Refile of previous file #571248 with changes. Above entity was formed in the state of Nevada. /s/Michael L. Kaplan. VP & Secretary. #1101609. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 09/07/2017. (pub Metro 9/27, 10/04, 10/11, 10/18/2017)

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Art Of Yoga, 14225 Columbet Ave., San Martin, CA, 95046, Theresa E, McLaren. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 09/18/2017. /s/Theresa E. McLaren. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 09/18/2017. (pub Metro 9/27, 10/04, 10/11, 10/18/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #633709 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers + Brews, 248 Great Mall Drive, Milpitas, CA, 95035, Red Robin International, Inc., 6312 S. Fiddlers Green Cir., Ste 200N, Greenwood Village, CO, 80111. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Refile of previous file #571247 with changes. Above entity was formed in the state of Nevada. /s/Michael L. Kaplan. VP & Asst. Secretary. #C1663004. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 09/07/2017. (pub Metro 9/27, 10/04, 10/11, 10/18/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #633707 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers + Brews, 1045 Cochrane Road, Morgan Hill, CA, 95037, Red Robin International, Inc., 6312 S. Fiddlers Green Cir., Ste 200N, Greenwood Village, CO, 80111. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Refile of previous file #571247 with changes. Above entity was formed in the state of Nevada. /s/Michael L. Kaplan. VP & Asst. Secretary. #C1663004. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 09/07/2017. (pub Metro 9/27, 10/04, 10/11, 10/18/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #633710 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers + Brews, 3906 Rivermark Plaza, Santa Clara, CA, 95054, Red Robin International, Inc., 6312 S. Fiddlers Green Cir., Ste 200N, Greenwood Village, CO, 80111. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Refile of previous file #571247 with changes. Above entity was formed in the state of Nevada. /s/Michael L. Kaplan. VP & Asst. Secretary. #C1663004. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 09/07/2017. (pub Metro 9/27, 10/04, 10/11, 10/18/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #633708 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers + Brews, 1000 El Paseo de Saratoga, San Jose, CA, 95130, Red Robin International, Inc., 6312 S. Fiddlers Green Cir., Ste 200N, Greenwood Village, CO, 80111. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Refile of previous file #571247 with changes. Above entity was

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #634128 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: V .M. V(Valuable Motor Vehicle) Transportation And Hauling, 807 Wake Forest Dr., Mountain View, CA, 94043, Manuel Raul Flores Jr. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 09/19/2017. /s/ Manuel Raul Flores Jr. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 09/19/2017. (pub Metro 9/27, 10/04, 10/11, 10/18/2017)

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: DDdynamics, 1525 McCarthy Blvd., Ste 226, Milpitas, CA, 95035, Diem Tran, 2151 Oakland Road, Spc 23, San Jose, CA, 95131, Debbie Nghiem, 1525 McCarthy Blvd., Ste 226, Milpitas, CA, 95035. This business is being conducted by a General Partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 09/11/2017. /s/Diem Tran. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 09/19/2017. (pub Metro 9/27, 10/04, 10/11, 10/18/2017)

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. San Jose Hypnosis Center, 2. Silicon Valley Hypnosis Center, 5141 Moorpark Ave., Suite 201, San Jose, CA, 95129, Silicon Valley Results, 1038 Bonita Avenue, Mountain View, CA, 94040. This business is being conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 09/01/2017. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/ Dan Ross. Managing Member. #201315510226. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 09/26/2017. (pub Metro 10/04, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25/2017)

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Lee’s Sandwiches. 260 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA, 95113, CBET Corporation. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 1/1/2017. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Thang Le. President. #C3973648. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 09/20/2017. (pub Metro 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01/2017)

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TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner (name): Aidan Zahid Hussain for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Aidan Zahid Hussain. Proposed name: Aidan Zahid Huxley. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name change described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: January 9, 2018 at 8:45 am, room 107 Probate filed on: October 3, 2017 (pub dates: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01/2017)

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Faith & Fortune Records, 718 Old San Francisco Road, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086, Brandon Jerell Simon. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 09/19/2017. /s/Brandon Jerell Simon. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 09/21/2017. (pub Metro 10/04, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #633513 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Ascend Muay Thai And Fitness, 1782 Milmont Drive, Milpitas, CA, 95035, Ascend Muay Thai And Fitness Inc. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 08/08/2017. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Christopher M. Hom. Presdident. #4018619. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 08/31/2017. (pub Metro 9/27, 10/04, 10/11, 10/18/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #634337 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Tocotoco Bubble Tea, 1694 Berryessa Rd., San Jose, CA, 95133, Toan B. Ngo, 505 Rainwell Dr., San Jose, CA, 95133. 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/Toan B. Ngo. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 09/26/2017. (pub Metro 10/04, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25/2017)

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #634280 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Monta Vista Family Chiropractic, 21730 Stevens Crk Blvd., #102, Cupertino, CA, 95014, Lisa Stein Chiropractic Inc. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 12/21/95. Refile of previous file #386735 after 40 days of expiration date. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Lisa M. Stein. President/CEO. #3382658. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 09/22/2017. (pub Metro 10/04, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #634468 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. A Healing Space, 2. Natural Bridges Landscaping, 15015 Los Gatos Blved, STE D, Los Gatos, CA, 95032, David

Ross, Shesta Ross. This business is being conducted by a Married Couple. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Refile of previous file #568510 with changes. /s/Shesta Ross. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 09/28/2017. (pub Metro 10/04, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #634186 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Eye Contact Optometry, 350 North Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, CA, 95030, Eye Contact Optometry, A Professional Corporation. This business is being conducted by a Corporaton. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 11/15/2012. Refile of previous file #569453 with changes. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Kenji Chuang. President. #C3630515. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 09/21/2017. (pub Metro 10/04, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #634478 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Simplyread Publishing, 371 Elan Village Lane, #122, San Jose, CA, 95134, Simplyread, LLC. This business is being conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 08/03/2016. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Debbie Whitmore. CEO. #2016223100461. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 09/29/2017. (pub Metro 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #634530 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Rmj Building Maintenance, 1073 Chico Ct., Sunnyvale, CA, 94085, Robert Anthony Maes, Jr. 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/Robert Anthony Maes Jr. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/02/2017. (pub Metro 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #634586 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Kataneh Consulting Services, #336, 5201 Terner Way, San Jose, CA, 95136, Kataneh Emami. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 10/03/2017. /s/ Kataneh Emami. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/03/2017. (pub Metro 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01/2017)

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #634598 The following person(s) / registrant(s) has / have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s): Forget Me Not Spa, 43 S. Park Victoria Unit 712, Milpitas, Ca, 95035, Charlie Hatfield, 2311 Meadowmont Dr., San Jose, CA, 95133. Filed in Santa Clara County on 03/02/2017 under file no. 627124. This business was conducted by: an Individual. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on 10/03/2017. /s/Charlie Hatfield, Business Owner. (pub dates 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #634609 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as:

Icey Poki, 1085 E. Brokaw Road, Suite 30, San Jose, CA, 95131, 3L Poki, Inc. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 10/03/2017. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Jianzhao Li. President. #4037265. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/03/2017. (pub Metro 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01/2017)

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME, CASE NUMBER: 17CV316633 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner (name): Sophia Noreen Hussain for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Sophia Noreen Hussain. Proposed name: Sophia Noreen Huxley. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: January 9, 2018 at 8:45 am, room 107 Probate filed on: October 3, 2017 (pub dates: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #634514 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Van’s Gift Shop & Pure Water, 2380 Senter Road, San Jose, CA, 95112, Thanh Van Thi Pham, Vu Anh Nguyen, 3078 Warrington Ave,, San Jose, CA, 95127. This business is being conducted by a Married Couple. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Vu Nguyen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 09/20/2017. (pub Metro 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #634390 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Ntech International, 23181 Ravenbury Avenue, Los Altos Hills, CA, 94024, Arwed Niestroj. 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/Arwed Niestroj. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 09/27/2017. (pub Metro 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 634695 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Yoga Inside Out, 1460 Kingfisher Way, Sunnyvale, CA, 94087, Nikki Wong. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 10/11/2012. Refile of previous file #569481 with changes. /s/Nikki Wong. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/06/2017. (pub Metro 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #633767 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Teal, 569 Kings Cross Way, San Jose, CA, 95136, Robert Calderon. 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/Robert Calderon. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 09/08/2017. (pub Metro 10/04, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25/2017)


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T WAS AN ode to a friend,” says Robertino Ragazza, recalling the first AllWomxn’s Showcase. “She was an activist and an artist and she wanted to create a space for women. So the first show was actually on her birthday.” Even though Ragazza’s friend had long since passed away, her memory inspired him to curate an all-ladies performance night in her honor two years ago at Caffe Frascati. A full moon illuminated the evening while nearly a dozen women musicians

took over the tiny stage by the front window to share their tunes. A few others hawked their creations outside. When launching the adventure, Ragazza provided a platform to nurture, incubate and empower women artists and aspiring indie entrepreneurial types; he wanted them to collaborate and showcase their talents. As a graduate of the Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute, a development program for people of color engaged in Silicon Valley’s arts, culture and entertainment sectors, he brought a skillset that paid off. The event has grown considerably since its humble beginnings. This Sunday, the third annual All-Womxn’s Showcase will transpire Sunday afternoon and evenibng at Forager in downtown San Jose. More than 50 womxn performers, artisans,

artists and entrepreneurs will share space and their poetry, comedy and music, in addition to a vendor market, resource fair and visual art show. The “x” in the event’s name indicates, among other things, that the show welcomes participants presenting as female even if not identifying as such. Assisting Ragazza in the production is Quynh-Mai Nguyen, who performed along with Alice Chen in the very first All-Womxn’s Showcase, essentially debuting their musical duet, “Q & A.” Nguyen, also a Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute participant, helped Ragazza organize the event and was so blown away by the resulting vibe that she immediately came on board to help spearhead the next showcase, which unfolded in 2016 in the garden area of the Mexican Heritage Plaza. This year she’s the co-conspirator behind the 2017 party at Forager, but she still fondly recalls the initial event. “I loved the idea, the intention, the spirit,” she says. “I loved the relationships

and experiences made at Caffe Frascati. The first one was very memorable. As small as that space is, I have never seen it so packed in my life, and everybody, not just women, but men, children, were just there, inside, outside, in the space just to celebrate women.” What’s more, Nguyen says that when she attended open mic events around town, men usually dominated the gigs. More often than not she sensed an overt lack of female performers. And the women who did participate were heckled more than the male performers—every single time. Which is why this year several other gigs are already transpiring, all leading up to the main All Womxn’s Showcase event. Women are literally taking over the open mic scene—not in a hostile way, but just as a vehicle to support each other. “This is more like empowerment,” Nguyen says. “Let’s just all hang out and take up space.” Last year at Mexican Heritage Plaza, with increased attendance and participation, the two organizers knew they were on to something. Many women—even those who didn’t intrinsically think of themselves as artists or entrepreneurs—were able to congregate and encourage one another in a safe space, on stage or off stage, and just be themselves without throngs of stoned lecherous cretins hitting on them. Now, with Forager providing such a large venue, the women will definitely take over. The previous events have already inspired many participants to take the next steps in their artistic pursuits, either more empowered or at least better equipped and connected to achieve their goals. “They’re like young entrepreneurs and we can incubate them and push them to a different level,” Ragazza says. “That’s exactly what’s happened since the beginning. A lot of them went on to other activities. They came out with an EP, or they’re producers. It’s a great thing that we created that space for them, and then they feel comfortable to move up to a higher level or a better level.”

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SO, SO SWEET Sunnyvale’s new sweetgreen location lives up to its vegan and vegetarian creed.

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IX MONTHS IS usually considered the earliest a new restaurant, bar or coffeeshop can receive a fair review. But who’s got time for that? Each month, Metro spotlights five of the newest places we think are worth a look-see.

Bell Tower Cafe 680 Fremont Ave, Los Altos. 650.941.0680 This new cafe in Los Altos has a sweet business strategy. New owner Danny Shafazand hired back everyone who previously worked at the defunct Brian’s Restaurant, including a cook who’d been there for 30 years and even former owner Brian Whitlock, who’s now the general manager. The menu retains the Brian’s specials, as well as some favorites from the Saratoga location of Bell Tower Cafe. Try the Brian’s Special Breakfast ($14.95).

Crema 950 The Alameda, San Jose. 408.295.5690. facebook.com/CremaCoffeeCo As a family-owned coffeehouse, Crema’s expansion s welcome news to Rose Garden residents. The sleek space has a comfortable vibe to get work done or sit back with a friend to enjoy an espresso ($2) alongside a decadent slice of cake from Anton SV Pâtisserie ($10.80).

Earl of Sandwich One S Market St Ste 20, San Jose. 408.931.6550. earlofsandwichusa.com Few sandwich shops trace their lineage back nearly three centuries. But the popular Earl of Sandwich chain, which gained a cult following thanks to a spot set in Disneyland, recently rolled out the red carpet for a grand opening on the first floor of the One South Market high-rise in downtown San Jose. We recommend the Original 1762, which comes piping hot with artisan sourdough, roast beef, sharp cheddar and horseradish. Every sandwich checks in at $7.50.

sweetgreen 300 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale. 415.737.9900. sweetgreen.com Sourcing fruits, vegetables and grains from local farms, the seasons dictate menu at sweetgreen, which also has locations in Palo Alto and Mountain View. Everything is vegan and gluten friendly, and appetizing options include salads like the Spicy Sabzi ($9.40). Customers can also build their own meal.

The Everest Momo (Nepalese) 10 N Main St, Milpitas; 408.840.6369 Unbeknownst to many people gassing up their cars at nearby station, a food truck in Milpitas is frying up some of the area’s best Nepali chicken momos. All food on the menu checks in under $8, including delectable chow mein and fried rice dishes that can be veggie-style. — André Jaquez and Satvir Saini


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Indian Buffet, Beer Nirvana

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HE LAST PLACE I thought I’d find all-you-can-drink Coronas was an Indian restaurant on Wolfe Road. But then again, Sankranti, Sunnyvale’s super-popular South Indian buffet, is home to no shortage of surprises.

For starters, it’s located in an almost-abandoned strip mall right next door to a mixed-martial arts gym. A little next-door muscle shouldn’t stop people from learning about one of the South Bay’s new foodie secrets. I knew I’d arrived at the right place when I saw a mass of people waiting to be seated inside the nondescript interior, comprised of a couple dozen tables and a few flat screen TVs showing the latest in Bollywood. Once I was seated, the server handed me a large pitcher of water and a basket of freshly baked naan and invited me to help myself to Sankranti’s vegetarian and non-vegetarian lunchtime buffet, comprised of nearly two dozen different dishes—plus desserts—for an absurd $12.50 per person. This also includes all the beer one can drink in addition to unlimited wine, masala chai and mango lassi. Sankranti serves food thali-style, focusing on a variety of dishes that can be served side by side with chutneys, raita and fresh slices of red onion and lime. While the menu changes every day, some signature dishes—such as the grilled chicken tikka kabob, creamy butter chicken or the Nellore fish pulusu—remain on the menu on a rotating basis. I started off by loading my plate with Sankranti’s vegetarian dishes, including the mirchi bhajji, deep fried whole chilies topped with chopped onion and chutney, and beerakaya pappu, a South Indian dal (or lentil soup) that paired nicely with rice and raita. Sankranti also serves a number of biryani and rice dishes, but the standouts were the tamarind rice and vegetable pulao, both loaded with fresh curry leaves and spices. After three and a half trips to the buffet bar, it was time for dessert. Sankranti serves both shahi kheer, pistachio rice pudding and gulab jamun, a traditional deep fried pastry coated in a saccharine, sticky rose- and cardamom-infused syrup. Mexican beer may seem an unlikely pairing with spicy Indian food, but it’s an excellent combination as far as I’m concerned. Come for lunch on a weekday and score an all-you-can-eat veg or non-veg buffet for a cool $7.50 per person. And yes, that still includes all the Coronas one’s heart desires. —Avi Salem SANKRANTI 727 S Wolfe Rd, Sunnyvale. 408.677.1301. sankrantica.com

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ALL YOU CAN EVERYTHING Sankrati serves up abundant offerings at its all-you-can-eat-and-drink buffet.

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This guy was out of his gourd at the Martial Cottle Harvest Festival.

Painting pumpkins is fun at Harvest Fest.

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This Little Sebastian lookalike made an appearance at Martial Cottle Park during the second annual Harvest Festival.

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Tres amigas enjoy the Taco Takeover at Avaya Stadium.

Love and tacos—the perfect combination at Avaya Stadium.

Avaya Stadium prooved that California does know how to party at the Taco Takeover.

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