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We all had that antsy feeling, wondering what the heck was taking so long to get off the plane. But there’s rules of the road (air?), and as I stepped into the aisle—after dutifully waiting my turn for the rows ahead of me to exit—you blatantly ignored them. You blitzed ahead and bumped into me with a wild look in your eye. I asked if you had somewhere to be and you swiped at my arm before replying: “Yeah, I do. And you don’t have to been a (bleeping) (bleephole) about it.” I played it cool, not at all interested in starring in one of those viral airplane fights, and told you I was simply asking a question. You responded by shouting that you were going to a funeral. Ugh. I decided to cut you some slack and said nothing the rest of the way as we trudged slowly off the plane.

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See Ya, Chief In the last two and a half years, the Santa Clara Valley Water District has seen CEO Don’t BEAU GOLDIE’s forced forget retirement, ethics director to tip! LEEANN PELHAM’s resignation over conflicts FLY@ of interest and chief METRONEWS. administrative officer COM JESUS NAVA’s departure amid allegations of sexual harassment. Now the Golden Spigot has lost yet another highranking executive—barely 10 months after her hire. Chief Administrative Officer SUSAN STANTON, Nava’s successor, left a little more than a month ago on less-than-amicable terms. Sources inside the district say Stanton, who has yet to respond for comment, butted heads with virtually everyone in her path, including her own secretary. Stanton’s carefully crafted Wikipedia page showed promise. In addition to 30 years of public sector management, the Catskill Mountains native was known as an advocate for transgender acceptance, and featured prominently in a CNN documentary on the subject. Her sex reassignment surgery in 2007 reportedly cost her a city manager gig and thrust her into the national spotlight, landing her interviews with MONTEL WILLIAMS and LARRY KING. But Stanton’s advocacy was apparently a far cry from intersectional. Multiple sources say she made racist asides about some of the district’s African American employees, including RICK CALLENDER, the district’s external affairs exec, who declined to comment. A few of the agency’s critics see Stanton’s departure as a a sign of deeper problems—an understandable assumption, given the district’s history of dysfunction. In emails to Fly, they claim Stanton was looking “too closely” at conflicts of interest involving MELANIE RICHARDSON, head of flood control at the district, and procurement and billing irregularities involving contractor RMC Water and Environment, which was previously owned by Richardson’s husband. However, district staffers who spoke with Fly insisted that Stanton had zero authority over RMC work and her problems stemmed from her inability to get along with anyone.

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FULL DISCLOSURE Tom Williams may have stepped down as city manager more than a month ago, but details of his alleged misconduct are still coming to light.

Milpitas Releases New Records of Alleged Misconduct BY JENNIFER WADSWORTH MILPITAS HAS FINALLY released records detailing previously undisclosed allegations of wrongdoing by disgraced City Manager Tom Williams, who resigned in September amid a cloud of controversy. The city initially refused to hand over the documents when reporters requested them earlier this year, and only released them after the First Amendment Coalition (FAC) filed a lawsuit under the California Public Records Act. City officials sent the batch of 100-plus pages of documents to FAC on Oct. 25—15 hours before a court hearing on the case and five months after the nonprofit first asked for them. The records reveal new details about alleged misconduct by Williams, who helmed City Hall for more than a decade until retiring after he got caught misspending taxpayer money. “These records should have been

turned over five months ago, and it’s clear from the timing of the documents’ release—the night before a court hearing on FAC’s lawsuit—that the city’s original basis for withholding the records is indefensible,” FAC Executive Director David Snyder said. The bulk of the documents involve claims by the city’s former planning chief, Steve McHarris, who was part of a long line of high-ranking staffers to quit because of Williams’ alleged harassment. McHarris said Williams routinely cursed, yelled and intimidated employees and would spread lies to cast doubt about their credibility and competence. The ex-city manager also reportedly made racist and ageist remarks, calling Indian people “dirty” and disparaging the performance of older building inspectors. Even more alarming are the allegations that Williams did favors

for developers, some of whom he counted as personal friends. In multiple instances, according to McHarris, the city manager waived fees and granted zoning exemptions to developers after lobbyist-paid meals. When the City Council asked Williams who granted one of those fee waivers, he allegedly lied by saying the council did. Milpitas’ outsourced city attorney, Chris Diaz, has refused to release additional personnel records because Williams sued to block their release. Snyder said the city should have opposed Williams’ so-called “reverse CPRA” action, but instead failed to show up for the initial ex parte hearing. “The people of Milpitas—and elsewhere, for that matter—have a right to know if their representatives have engaged in misconduct,” Snyder said. “It’s a key obligation to voters and for the public to know what their city is doing.”


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in 2018. Hirokawa criticized the way his former boss handled a hunger strike last year, accusing her of striking a deal with gang members in violation of county policy. “Hirokawa is wrong,” Smith told San Jose Inside. “We are fixing his problems and he knows it. Further, we do not allow gangs to run the jails—and some of them could stand to lose a little weight. We will give their fresh food to the Salvation Army again. There are hungry people who committed no crimes and deserve a dinner.” Jose Valle, a spokesman for proinmate group Prisoners United, said those remarks flew in the face of good faith negotiations and could exact a political price, noting the sheriff’s words changed the focus of news coverage from the threatened strike to her callous response. —Jennifer Wadsworth

County Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Gay Rights Case

CAKE WAR Santa Clara County waded into a legal fight going to the U.S. Supreme Court. Santa Clara County on Monday joined a federal lawsuit with 70 other jurisdictions asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold landmark protections for LGBTQ people. The county’s friend-of-the-court brief was filed in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the case of the Colorado baker who

refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The high court is reviewing the decision of the Colorado Court of Appeals, which ruled that the bakery owner, Jake Phillips, violated the state’s nondiscrimination law in 2012 by denying business to Charlie Craig and David Mullins. Phillips argues that serving a gay couple would violate his Christian beliefs. Santa Clara County’s brief holds that the First Amendment doesn’t give businesses the right to skirt public accommodation laws. “Equal treatment under the law is a bedrock principle of this country,” county Supervisor Ken Yeager, Silicon Valley’s first openly gay elected official, said in announcing the brief. “Business owners have a legal obligation to treat each of their customers the same. When they open their doors to the public, they cannot pick and choose whom to serve.”—Jennifer Wadsworth

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Inmates Reversed Course on Hunger Strike to Protest Sheriff’s Remarks After calling off a planned hunger strike two weeks ago, Santa Clara County inmates reversed course and refused to Laurie Smith eat after being fat shamed by Sheriff Laurie Smith. In an Oct. 19 story on San Jose Inside’s website, Smith noted that “some of [the inmates] could stand to lose a little weight,” angering inmate advocates who say the sheriff has undermined verbal commitments her command staff made to those incarcerated about improving jail conditions, including the use of punitive isolation. Smith took umbrage to comments made by retired Undersheriff John Hirokawa, who’s running to unseat her

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HE PROBLEM WITH computers is that there is not enough Africa in them.” Brian Eno, an experimental electronic musician, first uttered these words in 1995. Twenty years later, computer scientist Dr. Kwabena Boahen, a native of Ghana, repeated the mantra during a TED talk to help explain how his research seeks to make computers work more like our brains. After reading the quote, Boahen laughed, gathered himself and said, “Nobody was listening then, but now people are beginning to listen because there’s a pressing technological problem that we face.”

Boahen spoke of the dwindling applicability of Moore’s law—a nowvindicated prophecy made in 1965 by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, who predicted that roughly every two years the

UNLOCKING POTENTIAL New technologies under development at Stanford are helping scientists understand the brain.


Stanford scientists explore new frontiers in the growing interdependency of advanced computing and the human mind BY JOHN FLYNN number of transistors that could fit on a computer chip would double, allowing for smaller and smaller chips that compute faster and cost less. But at a certain point, only so many transistors can fit on a chip. Now that wafer-thin devices can contain more computing power than the entire Apollo 11 mission, Stanford researchers like Boahen and Dr. Krishna Shenoy, a professor of electrical engineering and neurobiology, have begun to meld neurology and electrical engineering to tackle new problems. The goals are as altruistic as curing diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's to restoring sight to the blind and granting the paralyzed the ability to walk again. And then there’s another goal on the horizon—linking our brains to computers so we can better understand and harness the power of our minds.

Brain Power Boahen used his first computer as a teenager in Accra, the capital of Ghana. As he tinkered with the machine, he found that its linear operation—from the input and central processing unit to the memory storage—seemed overly

cumbersome. Decades later, Boahen, a leader of bioengineering and electrical engineering, wants to create a computer that works more like the extremely efficient yet mysterious network housed in the brain. Throughout his academic career, Boahen has attempted to infuse his native continent’s more naturalistic worldview into his research by drawing from biology to create so-called “neuromorphic” computer systems. Harnessing the potential of such systems has only recently been recognized as critical. From the technology’s inception until very recently, the emphasis has been on making computers smaller and faster. But now, progress has butted up against physical limitations, as the available space through which electrons can pass in today’s chips has constricted while the energy demands have become exorbitant. The end of the Moore’s law era draws nigh. As a result, computer scientists are gradually shifting their emphasis toward efficiency rather than miniaturization, according to Eric Kauderer-Abrams, a graduate student in Boahen’s lab. Brains take far less energy to work through their operations than computers, which makes evolutionary sense. Unlike computers, brains have to be fed.

And the more energy they require, the less helpful they are to whichever creature is carrying it around. When making calculations, neurons in our brains fire about every millisecond. Computer transistors, the digital equivalent of neurons, fire on the order of nanoseconds— one million times faster. But getting to that level of speed requires about 100,000 times more energy. Part of the reason: computers complete their calculations to a far higher level of accuracy than the human brain. They can describe the exact pigment of a pixel on a screen, whereas the human eye determines something is kinda-sorta brown and calls it a day. Additionally, computers require more energy because of their basic way of operating. In computers, transistors switch on and off to generate binary information for processing. When they pass an electron through a circuit, that registers as a 1. When they don’t, that registers as a 0. More or less, these operations happen one at a time, one after

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the other. So this long queue requires the computer to work extra hard to get all its calculations done perfectly and quickly. But occasionally, this high traffic through a narrow space results in the computer making an incorrect reading, which eventually crashes its operating system. The human brain offers an appealing alternative precisely because it operates so differently. It appears to compute using networks of neurons that are redundantly linked together. Not only are these neurons working on the same problem at once, they’re also storing the memory in multiple places, If one part of the brain loses a piece of information, another can provide identical information in its place—which, fortunately, keeps us from crashing. Now seems like a good time to insert Kauderer-Abrams’ important disclaimer regarding the advance of neuromorphic computing: We have a long way to go because we do not

fully understand how the brain goes about its business. We can approximate aspects of it and observe that it follows certain patterns found elsewhere in nature, but for the most part, Boahen’s lab is tugging on a string from a very large and tangled ball of yarn. “It's extremely humbling,” Kauderer-Abrams says. “It’s difficult to come to terms with the fact that we know so little. On the other hand, it’s incredibly inspiring. Even if I learn one tiny little fact, it never ceases to blow my mind.”

Mind over Matter Although Boahen’s neuromorphic computers contain exciting possibilities, Shenoy’s work expands on the mind-boggling precision and power of the traditional method of computation. For 15 years, he has sought the secret to telekinesis— moving objects merely by thinking about moving them—by studying


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the brain waves in the motor cortex. (Shenoy calls it “brain-controlled prosthesis,” which is more precise, but, like, super boring.) Already, Shenoy’s research has allowed three people with moving impairments to send a text message simply by thinking about where they’d like to move a cursor on a keyboard—an ability never enjoyed by his grandfather. “[He] suffered from multiple sclerosis for around 40 years,” Shenoy says. “He was wheelchairbound. It was not like I ever had a conscious epiphany, ‘I want to help him,’ but I think it subconsciously influenced me greatly.” Translating readings from the brain into an input for a computer that spits out corresponding motions isn’t an easy task, nor does it fit into any one field of study. So, Shenoy founded the Neural Prosthetic Systems Laboratory at Stanford and oversees a multidisciplinary

team of researchers specializing in bioengineering, electrical engineering, neuroscience and more. UCLA assistant professor Jonathan Kao worked in Shenoy’s lab from September 2010 until last March. An electrical engineer, he took one of Shenoy’s classes and was fascinated by looking at the machinations of the brain as a system similar to a computer. He reached out to Shenoy, who accepted him into his lab and had Kao assist him in translating jumbled readings of brain activity into something useful. To do this, Stanford neurosurgeons overseen by Dr. Jaimie Henderson, a longtime collaborator of Shenoy’s, inserted the microscopic Utah electrode array into the brains of monkeys. Containing 100 electrodes, the array captured the signals of their motor cortex, which is astonishingly similar to that of human beings. Set in a simulated 3-D environment, the monkeys would reach for various dots in all directions. Then they were rewarded with juice. Shenoy, Kao and others, including Paul Nuyujukian, matched these signals with the resulting movements. From the data, they developed algorithms to read these intentions and translate them into the motion of a cursor on a computer screen, the same way an autonomous car would read its environment to steer, brake or accelerate. It’s harder than it sounds. The biggest challenge researchers encountered was that the brain appears to make commands with multiple neurons— some of which may be “noisier” than others, meaning that they contain less useful information, which can lead to inexact results. “The cursor isn't always going to go exactly where you want it because the algorithm isn't perfect,” Kao says. To improve it, the team observed neuron signals to determine which were the most reliable and least noisy. Then they filtered these results to privilege the responses of the most relevant neurons while still incorporating the readings from the messier, yet still helpful, neurons. After several years of experiments, Nuyujukian and Kao had the monkeys hitting a target every second. Building upon Shenoy’s years of work, they passed on their research to the team in charge of


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human trials. Henderson implanted an electrode array into the brain of a 50-year-old man who had suffered for years with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The tense, bold surgery that allowed the man’s brain to be linked to a computer lasted four hours and resulted in a success. A month later, the human trial team returned to see if they could replicate the proficiency achieved with the monkeys. After a few final tweaks, the program worked well enough for a human participant— using only his mind—to send Henderson a text that read: “Let’s see your monkey do that!” The team popped a bottle of Dom Perignon to celebrate the milestone. “It was definitely awe-inspiring,” Kao says. “To see thought provide someone with ALS with the ability to use a computer cursor at this level of control was really special.”

Dr. Robot These advancements, while aweinspiring, may seem limited— they’re only used by a select few

and likely won’t be perfected until way out in the future. But Stanford Medicine also hosts the Neurosurgical Simulation Lab, where surgeons currently navigate exact replicas of their patients’ brains by using virtual reality. It’s a far cry from when Dr. Gary Steinberg started as a neurosurgeon in the 1980s, when he practiced on stone-cold cadavers and sliced open huge chunks of people’s skulls during live surgery to give himself room to operate. “The idea was to expose as much as you can just in case something happens, but we've gotten much more sophisticated,” Steinberg says. “What we used to do when I trained was primitive—medieval compared to what we do now.” Today, he plans surgeries, teaches students and reassures patients using exact simulations of a patient’s brain crafted from combined imaging from MRIs, CT scans and angiograms—a technology that has already begun changing neurosurgery. Thanks to this lab, Steinberg no longer has to do the cumbersome mental gymnastics of imagining 2-D


15 Eric Kauderer-Abrams has a few educated guesses. First off, there’s already a demand for Boahen’s computers as their energyefficient, precise-enough results work perfectly for remote vehicles such as drones. Not only is it advantageous for drones to go as long as possible without charging, but the level of precision is fine for a flying machine that only needs to avoid obstacles, not fly exactly in between them. Beyond that, the possibilities start getting pretty nuts. “Ultimately, if you believe the brain is a physical device, which is a tenet of our scientific outlook on the world, then we should be able to communicate with it,” Kauderer-Abrams says. “Then it's just a matter of how long it will take us to learn enough about how the brain represents information.” In other words, if we can make computers like our brains, then we should be able to connect those computers to our brains. Already, Boahen’s lab has done some promising experiments with computers that mimic retinas. And since this style of computer has low power requirements, it’s possible for these computers to one day begin stimulating cells to send signals to the brain, giving sight to the blind. And if it’s possible to send computer signals to the brain, theoretically it should also be possible to receive them from the brain in an intelligible fashion. For people with neurologically degenerative diseases like Parkinson's or Alzheimer's, researchers could then begin studying the way that their brains process information, giving them a better understanding of the disease and increasing the likelihood of a cure. Of course, as we advance toward computers mimicking our brains, we could also edge closer to the mythical singularity—in which artificial intelligence surpasses our own, recognizes humanity’s obvious shortcomings and wages a swift, brutal and successful war against us. Kauderer-Abrams cautions against apocalyptic thinking, noting that computers won’t surpass us any time soon. But he believes computer-tobrain interfacing may be closer than we imagine. “If we can really start to understand the brain in various ways,” Kauderer-Abrams says, “the benefit to human health will be massive.”

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scans in three dimensions and planning surgeries with generic models. Now, he can remove bone from imaging, view the brain from different angles and appreciate minute details on critical arteries, tissues and veins, as well as fiber tracts, which connect the brain to the various parts of the body. With this information, Steinberg can simulate his surgeries ahead of time with a patient to reassure them. He and fellow surgeons are plotting pathways to deeper parts of the brain and operating in areas previously thought unreachable. And during a procedure, Steinberg can lay the 3-D modeling over the live feed to add an even deeper layer of detail, which, in an area as sensitive as the brain, is crucial. “It can make the difference between a patient that comes out normal and one who comes out with a paralysis or an inability to speak,” Steinberg says. “And it really draws [patients] in. In fact, we have a number of them who have come to Stanford as opposed to other institutions since we have this technology.” With the days of wide-open craniotomies over, Steinberg says, he often makes just four millimeter insertions before performing surgeries with delicate instruments— all while looking at live footage fed to him from microscopically detailed endoscopes. In the future, Steinberg expects surgeons to operate with 3-D goggles outfitted with virtual reality. Already, the University of Calgary’s Dr. Garnette Sutherland has performed several successful neurosurgeries by manually controlling robotic instruments. Silicon Valley hosts El Camino Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital, which both offer robot-assisted surgeries that carry the potential for less invasiveness and quicker recovery. But the Sunnyvalebased Intuitive Surgery has also faced lawsuits as procedures featuring their da Vinci surgery robots haven’t been accident-free—although, of course, neither are surgeries done by hand. Still, if the instruments can be controlled remotely, Steinberg says, it’s easy to speculate about surgeries performed by doctors who are miles and miles away. “Thirty years from now, it'll be hard to imagine what we'll be doing,” he says.


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W. KAMAU BELL

ARIZONA

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ARIZONA Wed, 8pm, $15.50+ The Ritz, San Jose

These Berklee alums know how to hit their listeners right in the feels. In a flush of pop brushstrokes, A R I Z O N A create infectious electronic dance music, which they perform with live instruments, following a growing trend in the EDM world. The trio’s detailed production sounds like a cross between Prides and Bastile, and their millions of loyal streamers have helped the trio build enough clout to play big-time gigs like the Governors Ball, Firefly Music Festival and Lollapalooza. Their latest collab with Don Diablo, “Take Her Place,” is a bubbly synth-pop ode to a one-night stand. (AJ)

ROCKY HORROR SHOW LIVE Thu, 8pm, $35+ San Jose Stage Company

Let’s do the Time Warp again— live! And that’s the key. Most local productions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show involve a screening of the Tim Curry-starring 1975 cult hit accompanied by live actors and calls for audience participation. This rendition of Rocky Horror will be performed on stage, in real live meatspace. Audience participation is still highly encouraged and proceeds from the performances will go to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for children’s cancer research. The show runs through Nov. 4, with two showings on Saturday, at 8pm and 11:30pm. (SS)

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Thu, 7pm, $20+ The Ritz, San Jose

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Taking their name from the classic John Hughes flick Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, one of Orange County’s original ska punk bands rise again with energy to spare. When the Southern California ska punk scene broke into the mainstream with acts like Sublime leading the pack, Save Ferris earned their way with an exuberant, horn-filled cover of the Dexys’ quirky opus “Come on Eileen.” After a decadelong hiatus, the band resurfaced in 2013. Their current EP, Checkered Past, is an upbeat, creatively charged collection of perky horns and good vibes. (AJ)

As the fearless, freewheeling frontman of metal giants Iron Maiden, no obstacle was too high for the leaping and bounding Bruce Dickinson. In 2014 that all changed when doctors discovered a large cancerous lump in his tongue. Dickinson’s 40-year career manning the cockpit for Iron Maiden—quite literally; he is the band’s singer and a commercial pilot—came to an abrupt stop. Radiation therapy fried the singer’s vocal cords. Unable to sing or perform, he penned an autobiography: What Does This Button Do? Listen to personal readings and stories from Dickinson, as he remembers the past and looks to the future. (AJ)

IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE Thu, 7:30pm, $10+ Lohman Theatre, Foothill College Penned when fascism was on the rise in Europe, Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 novel It Can’t Happen Here, a populist presidential candidate named Berzelius Windrip defeats FDR by running a campaign built on the promise of returning America to greatness. After winning the election, Windrip outlaws dissent, trains and arms his own paramilitary group and imprisons his political opponents. Adapted for the stage in 1936, the play follows a liberal, middle-class newspaper editor from Vermont— Doremus Jessup—who works to undermine the new Windrip regime with the power of the pen and an underground pamphlet. It all sounds so crazy, right? (SS)


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Janet Brad

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NEF THE PHARAOH

Nov 4 at BackBar SoFa

COLA & DEAD LEAF

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KATY PERRY

Nov 14 at SAP Center

THIRD EYE BLIND

Nov 14 at City National Civic

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM

Nov 14-15 at Bill Graham Civic

GTA

Nov 17 at Pure Lounge

KISHI BASHI

Nov 18 at The Ritz

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Nov 25 at The Ritz

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PERE UBU

Dec 5 at The Ritz

PIXIES

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PETER PAN

PINOCCHIO

Fri, 7pm, $22+ Lucie Stern Theater, Mountain View

Fri, 9:30am, $8+ Mountain View Center of Performing Arts

The Palo Alto Players take on Peter Pan. Here the players resurrect the 1954 Broadway musical version, starring Mary Martin—not the animated Disney adventure of 1953. It tells the familiar story of the Darling siblings and their trip to the magical realm of Neverland. Those who’ve seen the musical on stage or in one of its multiple TV incarnations will recognize numbers like “I Won’t Grow Up” and “Never Never Land.” The play is directed and choreographed by Janie Scott, who starred in the 1980 Broadway revival alongside Sandy Duncan. (SS)

The story of Pinocchio is about more than the importance of telling the truth and the perils of falling in with the wrong crowd. It is also about the potential for meaningful transformation in every child. Who better than Peninsula Youth Theatre to tell the story of the animated wooden puppet who would one day become a real boy? Part of the PYT’s “Stories on Stage” series, this production is directed by Bill Olson, features a cast of 14 characters, and will give theater patrons a chance to talk to the director and actors after the show. (SS)

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MORAL HIGH HORSES

Sat, 10pm, Free Caravan Lounge, San Jose This San Francisco quintet crafts sweeping tracks full of jangly, upbeat guitars, circus pomp and glittering synth flourishes. Ditching their former moniker Foreign, the band rebranded last fall. Now, after six months of recording in a basement, they just released their self-titled EP—a four song set of emotionally resonant Y2K psychedelia reminiscent of Grandaddy’s The Sophtware Slump and The Flaming Lips’ The Soft Bulletin. They’ll be joined by two fellow San Francisco bands: The Liners, who play soulful, brooding tunes and The HA, who self-identify as a “beach funk Americana” outfit. (AJ)

W. KAMAU BELL Tue, 7:30pm, Free Louis B. Mayer Theatre, Santa Clara

Sociopolitical commentator and comedian W. Kamau Bell has been named Frank Sinatra Chair at Santa Clara University. As an artist-in-residence, Bell will work with students on campus as well as his own projects. Bell is known for hosting the Emmy Award-winning CNN documentary series United Shades of America. He also hosts his own public radio show Kamau Right Now! and co-hosts two podcasts, Denzel Washington is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period and Politically Re-Active. As a kickoff to his residency, Bell will be speaking at a program on campus. (SS)

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LEGEND OF ZELDA

Dec 9 at City National Civic

THOM YORKE

Dec 14 at The Fox Theatre

JAY Z

Dec 16 at Oracle Arena

WINDHAM HILL: WINTER SOLSTICE

Dec 17 at Carriage House Theatre

THE REVEREND HORTON HEAT Jan 25 at The Ritz

SHAKIRA

Feb 7 at SAP Center

CHERRY POPPIN’ DADDIES

Feb 8 at Carriage House Theatre

SUPER LOVE JAM

Feb 9 at SAP Center

JAPANESE BREAKFAST

Feb 21 at The Ritz

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Worlds Collide SHINY HAPPY COMMIES In ‘Television Commercial for Communism,’ The Propeller Group reimagines the political philosophy as a big pharma ad.

The Propeller Group goes Mad Men on the Cold War at SJMA BY GARY SINGH

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ACK IN THE early Aughts, a Vietnam-based art collective named The Propeller Group sought to explore the legacy of the Cold War with a publicity stunt. Tuan Andrew Nguyen says he and his partners at Propeller attempted to crowdsource $10 million to get their TV ad—a commercial for communism shot in the style of pro-oil company spots— aired during the Super Bowl.

“It failed miserably,” Nguyen says. “We only raised $632.”

The Propeller Group’s failure is our food for thought. The first major survey of their work is currently on display at the San Jose Museum of Art. Simply titled “The Propeller Group,” the show features provocative hybrids of communist and capitalist ideologies. According to Nguyen’s history of the collective, when the group first started rampaging through the streets of Saigon and shooting video, the police almost confiscated their equipment. Just claiming artist status in a communist country wouldn’t cut it. As a result, they had to register as an advertising company to circumvent the apparatus of state authority. Nowadays, their work blurs the boundary between fine art aesthetics and mainstream ad culture. Perhaps intentionally, nowhere does this conundrum manifest itself

more than the headlining project of the exhibit, Television Commercial for Communism. The Propellor Group commissioned a leading ad agency, TBWA\Vietnam, to “rebrand” communist ideology using the tools and techniques of its former rival, capitalism. Rather than preach either ideology, Television Commercial for Communism combines both into a hysterically unsettling experiment. One cannot tell if the process was serious or tongue-in-cheek. In the gallery, viewers get to watch the resulting 60-second television commercial, which is populated by shiny happy people drenched in white. But that’s not all. Attendees also get to stand right in the middle of a circular five-monitor installation depicting the ad agency employees brainstorming the campaign. Everyone sits around a boardroom table, discussing just how to divorce communism from its violent past and retool the ideology to fit within the parameters of consumerism. As a political philosophy,

communism stands diametrically opposed to commodity culture, especially advertisements which seek to promote consumption. But in Television Commercial for Communism, the ideology is repackaged and co-opted by its historical antagonizer. In the gallery, it becomes easy for the viewer, surrounded by the conversation from five TVs, to equate the crass ugly culture of the Western ad agency with some kind of futuristic gulag. The monitors function like propaganda speakers. One cannot tell who is colonizing whom, or who is being surveilled by what. Roles are reversed. The truth becomes fiction and ads become reality, with both communism and the advertising business functioning as similarly ludicrous forms of thought control. A corresponding tension emerges via another fantastic multifaceted project, AK-47 vs. M16, exploring the histories of two specific weapons associated with the Cold War, the Soviet-made AK-47 and the American-manufactured M16. We see five crystalline blocks of ballistics gel, into which bullets from each gun were simultaneously fired at each other. The resulting trajectories of the bullets, the collisions and remnants of the bullets are visible. It is a harrowing installation. The blocks are made of a substance that closely mimics human muscle tissue and were developed for a specific purpose: ballistic engineers used the gel to test the physical impact of bullets on the human body. To see the blocks now displayed on pedestals in an art gallery, with the exploded remains of Soviet and American ammunition preserved inside them, creates a tension between beauty and ugliness, peace and violence, creation and destruction. An accompanying video shows the bullets colliding in the center of the gel in slow motion. The clip is paired with a wall-sized, hand-painted movie poster for the accompanying film, AK-47 vs. M16, satirizing the endless attempts by Hollywood to propagandize conflicts between the two global powers these weapons symbolize.

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Titan War HAMMER TIME Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, is made to fight as a gladiator for the evil Grandmaster’s amusement.

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ finds the fun in epic, world-rattling battles BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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COMEDY OF outsized figures bashing at one another, punching their frenemies into the next county. The idea in Thor: Ragnarok is that the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) has been leaning too hard on his invincible hammer Mjölnir and his superb head of hair. In this chapter, the former is smashed and the latter cropped.

Loki (Tom Hiddleston) spirited away Odin (Anthony Hopkins), king of Asgard, to an old-folks home on Midgard (Earth). A testy Dr. Strange

(Benedict Cumberbatch) intervenes. Odin’s daughter, Hela, the god of death (Cate Blanchett) is unloosed. This sooty-eyed Maleficent clone, helmeted with antlers that look like they were designed by Erté plots to slay the universe. Meanwhile, she oppresses the peasantry of Asgard, which, in previous films, we hadn’t really known existed. Thor: Ragnarok parallels two bad monarchs—the action switches from Hela’s misrule to the planet of the cruel, fey Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum, with a goatee of blue paint). He diverts the subjects of his junkyard planet with fights at a million-seat arena; armored like Mars, The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) has been dispatching all comers as a mixed martial artist. Thor, transported here by a wormhole accident, is caught by

a bounty hunter (Tessa Thompson) from his old neighborhood and forced to become a gladiator. As a director, perhaps also as a Maori, Taika Waititi seems allergic to European-style royal pomp. He keenly underscores the way aristocracy legitimizes itself through art and theater. Catch here a hammy performance of “The Tragedy of Loki of Asgard.” Glimpse a statue of Goldblum in a Boris Vallejo pose, brandishing a weapon as a kneeling girl clings apprehensively to his thigh. Key to Hela’s wrath is how Odin has goldwashed, so to speak, his own bloody history of conquest. She even asks Thor how he supposes the treasure of Asgard got there in the first place. These sharp lines were like Ambrose Bierce’s definition: “Hovel: the fruit of a flower called the Palace.” While Thor: Ragnarok leads to uprising in two realms, it’s not as thrilling a hymn to uprising as War for the Planet of the Apes. We see them making the call to revolution, but we don’t really feel it. Waititi shows an occasional

indifference to composition, not noticeable in his marvelous Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Still, Thor: Ragnarok has scenes of off beat wit: Dr. Bruce Banner isn’t just a rager, but an anxiety case. He’s as nebbish as Woody Allen. Waititi plays up the disproportion in height between the towering god and the smaller doctor. Banner is worried that he’ll revert: a green vein in his temple throbs at the very thought. The movie isn’t as spirited as its circuslike promo poster. The clashes are loud and diverting, but not amazing, even with their terrifically apropos use of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song.” A battle on the rainbow bridge stops in slow-mo, Zack Snyder-wise. Spaceship chases are the car chases of today’s cinema, done well in the Star Wars opuses, they signal for a pee-break everywhere else. Superhero films are best when you have a moment of real fear for the seemingly invincible characters. That doesn’t happen here. Our hero is defiant, even in quiet moments— there’s a fine small scene of the imprisoned Thor chucking pebbles at Loki’s hologram. But Waititi’s determination to keep it light means that there’s nothing here quite like that moment in The Avengers when it looked as if Tony Stark was about to be marooned in another galaxy. Also missing is any hint of romance, beyond a grudging reference to Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster. The only girls that seem interested in Thor are the slave girls massaging him. If Hemsworth is tired of playing Thor a fifth time, either he’s showing no evidence of weariness, or else he’s a better actor than most people say he is. Hemsworth’s stalwartness holds these super-ratpack movies together. The actor is easy not to take seriously, because of that almost ridiculous physique—the tunic comes off, and it’s like, are you kidding me? But it would have been nice if they’d given Thor someone to squeeze in those tremendous triceps—besides the threatened bro-hug with fellow heroes and brotherly villains.

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Far East Trap FORTUNE COOKIE FLOW Raised in Salinas and the East Side, rapper Chow Mane’s cuts about Chinese food are as insightful as they are tasteful.

Chow Mane uses satire to highlight Asian-American experience BY ANDRÉ JAQUEZ

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SK CHARLES YAN where he comes from and he won’t start with his birth. For him, it all goes back to China’s Cultural Revolution.

Yan’s father fled his homeland as Mao Zedong was consolidating power—only to land in Vietnam. When government forces there “repurposed” his home, he and his family fled again, this time by boat to Thailand. Yan’s paternal line ultimately made its way to America with the help of the American Red Cross and finally settled in Seaside, California. Yan was born 1994. During this time, the Yans were supported by a local Catholic church in Pacific Grove

that provided what they could for the struggling family. Hard times like these are the foundation of Yan’s deeply personal, lyrical storytelling. On the title track of his new EP, Mooncakes—which he recorded under his stage and production name, Chow Mane—Yan revisits the struggles of his childhood. “It was like eight of us in my grandma house. Dad was sleeping on the floor, my mama on the couch,” Yan passionately raps, recalling how some of his earliest life lessons came from “watching old Chinese dramas and talkin’ bout havin’ honor.” For those in the know, this lyric is a nod to the song’s twangy sample—a bittersweet melody played on an erhu, a two-stringed bow instrument common in Chinese music. The snippet, which is paired with

slouching sub-bass and trilling trap hi-hats comes from the Chinese film, Farewell My Concubine. “Mooncakes” is a textbook example of Yan’s sensibility and sense of humor. Many of the beats on Mooncakes put distinctly Asian textures front and center, and Yan spices up his flow with allusions to the Chinese-American experience. Still, while Yan wants his heritage to be apparent, the 23-year-old has larger aspirations than capturing the attention of rap fans seeking novelty. “I want to have people relate to it and then eventually break out to more diverse topics,” Yan says. Expanding on this point, Yan explains that he sees the music he is making as an opportunity to create meaningful change in the rap world. “There’s this perception of Asian-Americans that’s starting to break away from the stereotypes and I want to be a part of that movement,” he says. As a student of his own family history—and history in general—Yan is motivated to upend what academics have identified as the Asian erasure. It’s a term that describes popular

culture’s portrayal of Asians in an unflattering light, or else ignores them completely. Think of Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson or Last Samurai starring Tom Cruise. The rap industry doesn’t exactly tout rhymesayers of Asian descent either. American-made myths about Asians have derailed their success in this realm, even as their cumulative experience can easily be fit into hiphop’s rugged, hardscrabble image. As a first-generation Chinese-American, Yan knows this first hand. “Growing up in Salinas, I was only one of two or three Asian kids in my school,” says Yan, who split his youth between Monterey County and East Side San Jose. “We used to get made fun of, people called us ‘chinks.’” UC Berkeley, where Yan studied political economy, was the first place he had been around so many people who shared his cultural identity. “College was a whole new world,” Yan says. “I felt I didn’t have this costume on.” While in college, Yan produced tracks and experimented with many sounds—from weed rap to comedy tracks—in his dorm room while he pursued his degree. His studies fueled his curiosity and pushed him to dig deeper into his family’s history. The more he realized that he had taken his culture for granted, the more his rhymes were shaped into the cohesive form they take on Mooncakes. “But I don’t want that to box me in the same way these other [Asian] artists have by their own identity,” Yan says. “I don’t want to do that to myself.” All of this isn’t to say that Yan doesn’t know how to have fun stunting. Just take his party-starter, “Dumplings”—an ode to his grandmother’s cooking, which closes the Mooncakes EP: “Grandma steaming dumplings up on the stove,” Yan raps, before an overdubbed callback cuts in. “Whip it up, Grandma!” It’s a funny play on trap music tropes, which proves Yan has a firm grasp on the current hip-hop culture, even as he aims to push it forward. “Vibes and musicality are more important than lyrics,” he says. “I’m trying to find a compromise.”

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THE RITZ Thu, Nov 2, 7pm: Save Ferris, Stacked Like Pancakes, Monkey. Nov 3, 8pm: Hirie, Nattali Rize. San Jose.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OASIS Wed-Sun 9pm: Karaoke. Sunnyvale.

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

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

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

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LEGALS & PUBLIC NOTICES 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)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #633968 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)

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)

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Whatcha Want!, 410 E Santa Clara St, Unit 526, San Jose, CA, 95113, B & N Ventures 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/Graham Nayler. Chief Financial Officer. #201725110176. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/03/2017. (pub Metro 10/18, 10/25, 11/01, 11/08/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #634547 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Leilani’s Fashion & Jewelry, 1690 Story Rd., #121, San Jose, CA. 95122, MGL Enterprise, Inc. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 10/02/2017. Refile of previous file #586802 with changes. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Marly Guerrero. CEO. #3957848. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/02/2017. (pub Metro 10/18, 10/25, 11/01, 11/08/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #634692 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Milohas, 4662 Meridian Ave., San Jose, CA, 95118, Mirey A Baez, Ernesto Prada, 1617 Montrose Way, San Jose, CA, 95124. This business is being conducted by a General Partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 06/21/2014. /s/Mireya Baez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/05/2017. (pub Metro 10/18, 10/25, 11/02, 11/08/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #634634 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Cart Industries LLC, 1020 Peebles Ave., Morgan Hill, CA, 95037. This business is being conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 10/01/2017. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/ Dustin Bermingham. President. #201722110118. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/04/2017. (pub Metro 10/18, 10/25, 11/01, 11/08/2017)

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: AIMS Properties, 15971 Quail Hill Road, Los Gatos, CA, 95032, Associated Infrastructure Management Services Inc, PO Box 80, Los Gatos, CA, 95031. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Donald C. Wimberly. President. #C1911382. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/13/2017. (pub Metro 10/18, 10/25, 11/01, 11/08/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #634056 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Garden Gate Property Management, 505 W. Olive Ave., Sunnyvale, CA, 94086, Thomas G. Lunkley, 117 La Mesa Drive, Burlingame, CA, 94010. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 7/31/2015. /s/Thomas G. Lunkley. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 09/15/2017. (pub Metro 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #635205 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Technow SV, 4601 Lafayette St., STE 4676, Santa Clara, CA, 95054, Ho Hau, Hoang Ho, 6603 Gravina Loop, San Jose, CA, 95138. This business is being conducted by a General Partnership. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 10/15/2017. /s/Hau Ho. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/19/2017. (pub Metro 11/01, 11/08, 11/15, 11/22/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #635404 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Associated Water Locating, 90 Leavesley Road, Gilroy, CA, 95020, Associated Locating, Inc. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Timothy R. Gorsha. CEO. #C4000311. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/26/2017. (pub Metro 11/01, 11/08, 11/15, 11/22/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #635355 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. EQ1 Real Estate, 2. EQ1 Real Estate Inc., 3. Equity One Real Estate, 4. Equity One Real Estate Inc., 5. Equity Realty, 1762 Technology Dr., #106, San Jose, CA, 95110. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 10/10/2013. Refile of previous file #598112 with changes. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Marlo Ibon. VP. #C3516812. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/25/2017. (pub Metro 11/01, 11/08, 11/15, 11/22/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #635357 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. EQ1 Evergreen Estates, 2. EQ1 Evergreen Estates Realty, 3. EQ1 Evergreen Realty, 4. EQ1 Estates Realty, 2901 The Villages Parkway, San Jose, CA, 95135. Equity One Real Setate, 1762 Technology Dr., #106, San Jose, CA, 95110. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 10/10/2013. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Marlo Ibon. VP. #C3516812. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/25/2017. (pub Metro 11/01, 11/08, 11/15, 11/22/2017)

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)

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): America's Civil War ended in 1865. A veteran from that conflict later produced a daughter, Irene Triplett, who is still alive today and collecting his pension. In the coming months, I foresee you being able to take advantage of a comparable phenomenon, although it may be more metaphorical. Blessings from bygone times, perhaps even from the distant past, will be available to you. But you'll have to be alert and know where to look. So now might be a good time to learn more about your ancestors, ruminate exuberantly about your own history, study the lives of your dead heroes, and maybe even tune in to your previous incarnations. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): "I wasn't in the

market to buy a Day-Glo plastic fish from a street vendor," testified a witty guy named Jef on Facebook, "but that's exactly what I did. The seller said he found it in someone's trash. He wanted 50 cents for it, but I talked him up to a dollar. The best part is the expression on the fish's face. It's from Edvard Munch's The Scream." I bring this testimony to your attention, Taurus, because I feel it's good role-modeling for you. In the coming days, I bet you won't know exactly what you're looking for until you find it. This prize may not be highly valued by anyone else but you. And it will amuse you and be of use to you in just the right ways.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Where are Chinese

gooseberries grown? In New Zealand. What is a camel's hair brush made of? Squirrel fur. When England and France waged their Hundred Years' War, how long did it last? 116 years. When do Russians celebrate their October Revolution? In November. Trick answers like these are likely to be a recurring theme for you in the coming weeks, Gemini. That's why I advise you to not be a Master of the Obvious.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): In accordance with the astrological omens, I recommend you indulge in any or all of the following exercises. 1. Dedicate an entire day to performing acts of love. 2. Buy yourself flowers, sing yourself a song and tell yourself a story about why you're so beautiful. 3. Explain your deeply felt opinion with so much passion and logic that you change the mind of a person who had previously disagreed with you. 4. Make a pilgrimage to a sacred spot you want to be influenced by. 5. Buy a drink for everyone in a bar or cafe. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): "Dear Rob: I saw a photo of you recently, and I realized that you have a scar on your face. I hope you don't mind me telling you it resembles an ancient Mayan hieroglyph that means 'Builder of Bridges for Those Who Are Seeking Home.' Did you know this? If so, do you think it's an accurate title for what you do? - Renegade Leo Scholar." Dear Scholar: Thanks for your observation. I don't know if I fully deserve the title "Builder of Bridges for Those Who Are Seeking Home," but it does describe the role I'm hoping to play for Leos. The coming weeks will be an excellent time for your tribe to clarify and cultivate your notion of home. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Author Clarissa Pinkola

Estés encourages us to purge any tendencies we might have to think of ourselves as hounded animals, angry, wounded victims, leaky vessels aching to be filled, or broken creatures yearning for rescue. It so happens that now is a perfect time for you to perform this purgation. You have maximum power to revise your self-image so that it resounds with more poise, self-sufficiency, and sovereignty.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I used to scoff at people

who play the lottery. The chance of winning big is almost nil. Why not invest one's hopes in more pragmatic schemes to generate money? But my opinion softened a bit when the planet Jupiter made a lucky transit to an aspect in my personal horoscope. It really did seem like my chances of winning the lottery were unusually high. I started dreaming about the educational amusements I'd pursue if I got a huge influx of cash. I opened my mind to expansive future possibilities that I had previously been closed to. So even though I didn't actually get a windfall during this favorable financial phase, I was glad I'd entertained the fantasy. In alignment with current astrological omens, Libra, here's the moral of the story for you: Meditate on what educational amusements you'd seek if you had more money.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In the early stages

of Johnny Cash's development as a musician, his mother hired a coach to give him singing lessons. But after a few meetings, the teacher counseled him to quit. Johnny's style was so unique, the seasoned pro thought it better not to tamper with his natural sound. I hesitate to offer you comparable advice, Scorpio. I'm a big believer in the value of enhancing one's innate talents with training and education. On the other hand, my assessment of your destiny between now and October 2018 impels me to offer a suggestion: It may be useful for you to give some credence to the perspective of Johnny Cash's voice coach. Make sure you guard and revere your distinctiveness.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I used to nurture a grudge against Tony Pastorini. He was the high school math teacher who kicked me out of the extracurricular Calculus Club because my proofs were too "intuitive and unorthodox." The shock of his rejection drove me away from a subject I had been passionate about. Eventually, though, I came to realize what a good deed he had done. It would have been a mistake for me to keep specializing in math—I was destined to study literature and psychology and mythology—but it took Pastorini to correct my course. Now, Sagittarius, I invite you to make a similar shift of attitude. What debt of gratitude do you owe a person you have thought of as a source of frustration or obstruction? CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In the lore of

ancient Greek mythology, the god Prometheus stole fire from his fellow deities and sneakily gave it to us humans. Before our patron provided us with this natural treasure, we poor creatures had no access to it. As I gaze out at your possibilities in the coming months, Capricorn, I foresee you having Promethean inclinations. Your ability to bestow blessings and spread benevolence and do good deeds will be at a peak. Unlike Prometheus, however, I don't expect you'll get into trouble for your generosity. Just the opposite!

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Here's a parable you may find useful. An armchair explorer is unexpectedly given a chance to embark on an adventure she has only read and dreamed about. But she hesitates on the brink of seizing her opportunity. She asks herself, "Do I really want to risk having ragged reality corrupt the beautiful fantasy I've built up in my mind's eye?" In the end she takes the gamble. She embarks on the adventure. And ragged reality does in fact partially corrupt her beautiful fantasy. But it also brings her unexpected lessons that partially enhance the beautiful fantasy. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): "A game of chess is usually a fairy tale of 1001 blunders," said chess grandmaster Savielly Tartakower, a Pisces. "It is a struggle against one's own errors," he added. "The winner of the game is the player who makes the next-to-last mistake." I think this is excellent counsel during the current phase of your astrological cycle, Pisces. It's time to risk bold moves, because even if they're partly or wholly mistaken, they will ultimately put you in a good position to succeed in the long run. Here's a further point for your consideration. Remember the philosopher Rene Descartes' famous dictum, "Cogito ergo sum"? It's Latin for "I think, therefore I am." Tartakower countered this with, "Erro ergo sum," which is "I err, therefore I am." Homework: Meditate on death not as the end of physical life, but as a metaphor for shedding what's outworn. In that light, what's the best death you've experienced? Freewillastrology.com

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I’m a very envious person, though I don’t act on it (meaning I don’t try to mess things up for people who are doing well). Where does envy stem from? How can I get rid of it?—Begrudging Woman You see a friend achieving some success and you say, “So happy for you. Welldeserved!” It’s a more polite way of saying, “I hope you are stricken with a rare, deadly form of full-body adult acne.” We think of envy as an ugly, counterproductive emotion, but it’s really just a tool, like a jackhammer or a blender. To understand this, it helps to understand that even emotions that make us feel crappy have a job to do— motivating us to act in ways that will help us survive and make a bunch of little buggers who’ll totter off through the generations, passing on our genes. In other words, envy is adaptive. Envy is a form of social comparison that probably evolved to help us keep tabs on how well we’re doing relative to our rivals. As evolutionary social psychologist Abraham (“Bram”) Buunk and his colleagues explain, envy pushes us to dial up our game so we can “narrow the gap” between ourselves and “the superior other” (aka that annoying co-worker who likes to start sentences with “Well, when I was at Harvard…”). So, envy is basically a social alarm clock. Buunk and his team explain that there

are actually two kinds of envy, malicious envy and benign envy. Each kind motivates people to try to shrink that “status gap” between themselves and others. The difference is in how. Benign envy pushes people to work harder in hopes of matching or beating the competition. Malicious envy is the nasty kind—the kind that motivates a person to loosen the ladder rungs, hoping to cause their golden-girl co-worker to topple to her (professional) death. The upshot? Envy isn’t something to be ashamed of. You should just see that you use it in a positive way—as a tool for selfmotivation instead of co-worker sabotage. However, getting ahead isn’t just a solo act; it’s often a cooperative endeavor. To decide when to cooperate and when to compete, consider the level of “scarcity.” When resources are scarce—like when there’s just one job available—go after it with everything you’ve got (within ethical boundaries, of course). But when the rewards aren’t limited, it’s good to be the sort of person who brings along other people. This tends to make others more likely to do nice things for you in return, thereby helping you get ahead.

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My girlfriend’s wonderful. Unfortunately, whenever we have a disagreement, she shares it on social media. She feels she has a right to do that because it’s part of her life. Am I not entitled to a private life while I’m with her?—News Object Some favor the social media approach to the “examined life,” Instagramming their medical records and crowdsourcing their flatulence problem. Others take a more guarded tack by encrypting everything … including their cat videos. The longing for privacy—keeping certain info about yourself from public consumption—is a very human thing, a desire that probably evolved out of our need to protect our reputation. In ancestral times, having a bad reputation could lead to a person being booted from their band and made to go it alone. You know, back when “fast food” would’ve been all the zippy small animals they couldn’t catch while they were starving to death. Contrary to your girlfriend’s notion that “relationship” is just another way of saying “two-person surveillance state,” you have a right to privacy. This is a

fundamental human right, as explained by Louis Brandeis and Samuel Warren in the Harvard Law Review in 1890, and it comes out of our right to be left alone. So, yes, you are entitled to pick the “privacy settings” on your own life, because the information about your thoughts, emotions and romantic interactions belongs to you. Nobody gets to dispense that info publicly without your permission, even if this means they have to keep part of their life (the part with you) under wraps. To stop your girlfriend from turning your relationship into a giant data breach, trigger her sympathy by explaining how awful it feels to become infotainment for a bunch of strangers (and, worse, people you know). Better yet, help her feel it: “Honey…just imagine going on Twitter and finding your therapist’s new account: ‘Heard In Session.’”

(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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BIKER GANG Ben Henderson and Lacey Bryant painted a massive mural along the wall of Recycle Bookstore and ArtWorks, which are located on The Alameda in San Jose.

Music and mural project Pow! Wow! brings out San Jose’s happy side BY GARY SINGH

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HE KIDS HAVE taken over Recycle Bookstore. Figuratively, of course.

Thanks to local painters Ben Henderson and Lacey Bryant, a gigantic mural of kids on bicycles now stretches along the side of the Midtown bookstore in San Jose, the same structure that houses The Alameda ArtWorks. Each of the children have a happy expression on his or her face, and the bikes come in all shapes and sizes. The mural is HUGE. Artists needed a scissor lift to accomplish most of the

work, and when I arrived to interrupt their work, a version of “Everyday People” by Sly and the Family Stone softly emanated from a music player. The song seemed apt, as many of the children featured were born to local artists or community boosters. The mural, titled “Choose Your Own Adventure,” is one of many that went up last week for Pow! Wow! San Jose, a global street-artinfluenced community cultural project. Headquartered in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu, where the event regularly brings more than a hundred international and local artists together to create murals and other forms of art, Pow! Wow! has recently expanded to: Taiwan; Long

Beach; Singapore; Israel; Washington, D.C.; Guam; and many other locales. San Jose hosted the global event for the first time last week. As Bryant and Henderson worked on their mural, the Sly Stone tune nailed the scene. The mural depicts everyday people and dovetails perfectly with the preschool across the parking lot. “So far, the dozens of parents and onlookers that came by gave us a dozen different responses,” Henderson said, adding that the Pow! Pow! brand dramatically elevated the project, much more than if it were just some local impresario trying to commandeer the whole thing. This seemed true. While we talked, an intermittent but steady stream of people wearing shirts from various Pow! Wow! events—San Jose, Long Beach and other locales—walked up and took photographs. Some carried printed map booklets in hand, while

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others blasted Instagram shots like there was no tomorrow. Farther down the building, as the parking lot gave way to a back alley, just past the doorway of Alameda ArtWorks, another local muralist, MESNGR, was painting a separate mural. This one, titled “Catch 22,” depicted a graffiti-stained VTA bus, Route 22, plowing down the road, jalopy style, with the Sharks mascot at the wheel. Several cartoony characters, including a skater doofus and a roller derby girl, are racing the bus down the street. As the artist worked on the lettering, Slayer’s “Mandatory Suicide” blasted from a music player sitting on the scissor lift, a tune that somehow perfectly fits the 22, at least if you ask regular riders. Last week, many other murals popped up around town, most of which are here to stay. Over in Japantown, Empire 7 Studios, one of the main organizers of Pow! Wow! San Jose, hosted several artists, local as well as from out of town. Down the road, Nichi Bei Bussan on Jackson Street provided a wall for another artist. Next door to Poor House Bistro, three sides of the Poor House Studio building are now covered with separate murals. Many others now grace various buildings in downtown San Jose. As the week unfolded, I infiltrated several Pow! Wow! events. Founder Jasper Wong flew in from Hawaii to talk about how it all started and how he found common ground with indigenous communities angry about his use of the term “pow wow.” At Forager on South First Street, a hip-hop event took place with drone footage of the murals projected behind the stage as people performed. On the last day, back in the parking lot beside Recycle Bookstore, Carlos Velazquez led approximately 90 bicyclists on a tour of all the murals. Everyone gathered in the parking lot, psyched to hit the road and see the colorful goods. Alicia Forbrich, who owns the Alameda ArtWorks building, was one of those participating in the ride. As we stood there, she gushed about Bryant and Henderson’s artwork. “It’s a mural that just makes people happy,” she said. “Everyone loves it. The children love it, the tenants love it, everyone’s happy.”


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Blush Raw Bar Lounge 100 N Almaden Ave, San Jose 408.477.2191 blushrawbarlounge.com Chefs at Blush use cheeses, oils, vegetables, fruits and other unusual sauces to complement the first-rate raw fish. For those uninterested in rolls and small plates, consider the signature slush cocktails or the Sake-Burst ($9.25), which comes blended with rock nigori sake, cucumbers and strawberry vodka.

Cha Cha Sushi 547 W Capitol Expy, San Jose 408.265.2416 chachasushi.com

Fish in the Sea HOME COOKING Sushi Jae celebrates its roots by naming its rolls after San Jose neighborhoods.

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E ROUNDED UP the usual suspects as well as some of the more exotic sushi options—from all-youcan-eat specials to culinary adventures curated omakase style by executive chefs over 50 years—all in an effort to prove a point that may not have beared repeating: Silicon Valley takes its sushi seriously. Duh, right? The goal isn’t to pick favorites, but instead celebrate 39 joints to satiate any sake and raw fish craving.

Birthday” in celebration of the special guest with complimentary sake shots to end the meal.

Azuma Japanese Cuisine

Amami Shima Sushi

Multiple locations azumajapanesecuisine.eat24hour.com

19068 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino 408.996.8815

Like a slice of Tokyo, Azuma provides all the Japanese trimmings. Their locally inspired San Jose Roll is deep fried with hamachi, spicy salmon, white tuna, gobo and avocado. Veggie rolls are also a strong option here. The choice Asparagus Tempura roll has avocado, cucumber and gobo.

Skyrocketing to local fame for their $33 omakase, Amami deserves the long waits it garnered within the first year of opening. On social media, this place is known for faux marble plates as much as for the quality of sashimi and rolls. Don't pass up a chance to sit at the bar—the chefs have a well-coordinated routine, thanks to the high volume of omakase orders.

Ariake Sushi Multiple locations sanjoseariake.com The baked Lion King ($7.95) is a classic California roll topped with baked salmon, tobiko, onion and spicy sauce. Celebrate a birthday and the staff will beat drums alongside 50 Cent’s “Go Shorty, It’s your

Bluefin 754 The Alameda, San Jose 408.931.6875 bluefinsanjose.com Regularly importing unique fish from Japan is a plus for sushi connoisseurs. Consider hand rolls like the Albacore Dynamite ($16), which comes stuffed with spicy salmon and cucumber while being topped with tuna and avocado. Bluefin also offers omakase style ($80/person). Order sushi for the office and Bluefin will cater.

Cha Cha’s diminutive size and top-notch sushi almost always guarantees a wait— but a worthwhile one. Known for the massive rolls, reasonable prices and fresh fish, Cha Cha is the sushi spot for South Siders. The humongous Brandon’s Roll is almost a meal in itself, and the ultra-thickcut sashimi puts people in fish comas.

Fuji Sushi 56 W Santa Clara St, San Jose 408.298.3854 fujisushi4.eat24hour.com One of the most affordable spots on this list, with bento boxes ranging from $9.95 for two items to $11.95 with three items. Enjoy a conversation with the chefs at the bar or sit at a private booth and enjoy a bowl of udon with some company.

Fuki Sushi 4119 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650.494.9383 fukisushi.com When Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg needed his wedding catered, whom did he call? Fuki Sushi, of course. Fear not, though—this joint isn’t reserved for CEO budgets. For those looking for a unique experience, rent a private tatami room and have authentic dishes served by kimono-clad waitresses.

Hachi Ju Hachi 14480 Big Basin Way, Saratoga 408.647.2258 hachi-ju-hachi.com Chefs like Jin Suzuki are few and far between. He and his team craft delicate claypot dishes that cater to couples.

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THE LOVE BOAT Kazoo Restaurant has had an affair with San Jose sushi lovers for nearly 30 years. Start with a lightly flavored appetizer of tuna and okura with grated mountain yam. Then move on to main courses of stewed seasonal greens and mackerel boxed sushi. All this goes down well with the homestyle sake.

Hanabi Sushi 1040 N Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View 650.988.8686 sushi-hanabi.com Loyal regulars rave about Hanabi’s elegant decor and diverse menu. One notable roll: the Red Dragon with shrimp tempura, crab and cucumber on the inside and tuna, avocado and unagi sauce on the outside. Hanabi Special Bento Boxes are served with salad and miso soup and offer the choice of salmon, chicken or beef. It includes either an eight-piece California roll, grilled veggies, three-piece nigiri roll, tempura or four-piece sashimi. All for $20.

Hanami Sushi 1295 E Dunne Ave, Morgan Hill 408.778.6288 zmenu.com/hanami-sushi-morgan-hillonline-menu Hanami offers sushi at a true value, serving

up a daily lunch special (11:30am to 2pm) that comes in at less than $11. Try a twopiece Unagi Maki with fresh water eel and avocado or a hand-rolled Spicy Josh, which features shrimp tempura and crab.

Izaka-ya Sushi 1335 N First St, San Jose 408.452.8751 izakaya-sj.com A gastropub feel that provides an excellent place to enjoy a meal after work, this hole-in-the-wall has a huge menu that ranges from classic sushi rolls, donburi and bento boxes to a vast selection of noodle plates. The decor, lights, small tables and open window frames give off a truly authentic vibe.

Kaizen Sushi 330 E Hamilton Ave, Campbell 408.370.1600 kaizencampbell.com A large sushi bar surrounded with tables and dim lighting sets the ambience, but it’s the menu that keeps pescatarians and vegetarians coming back. Order a veggie udon bowl for lunch ($8.95) or try the vegetable tempura ($8) as an appetizer.


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Many of the special sushi rolls come with a sake bomb side (large beer and Koshu Masamune sake), while the 27item appetizer menu keeps guests from simply staring at the sweet display of katana swords.

experience with their revolving clochecovered sushi plates, which are automatically disposed of when they’ve been on the conveyor just a little too long. Their sleek and efficient tablet ordering system zips orders straight to the table on a secondary conveyor belt. They also have a fun arcade-style experience—after dropping each used plate into a cleaning slot, an animated action short will play on the table’s LCD screen. Groups that finish 15 plates get a special prize.

Kazoo Restaurant

Mizu Sushi Bar & Grill

411 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale 408.746.3000 katanasushi.com

250 Jackson St, San Jose 408.288.9611 kazoorestaurant.com A Japantown classic that’s been slinging raw fish for nearly 30 years, Kazoo does sushi boats as well as sit-down. Their $55 Love Boat special is enough for two to four people and offers up a huge sampling of their most popular dishes.

Kenji Sushi 385 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose 408.985.1889 Kenjilounge.com A perfect place for a date or family night, Kenji has a big interior and modern design. Exotic rolls include the Pop Corn Lobster ($14.95), which comes stuffed with crab meat, avocado, shrimp tempura—all topped with deep-fried baby lobster, sweet and spicy sauce and tobiko. Also consider the shooters and oysters on the cold plates menu. Kenji lounge owns not only Kenji Sushi but Kenzo Sushi, Kenji Ramen and Kenji Ramen Express.

Kenzo Sushi 5465 Snell Ave, San Jose 408.226.2114 kenjilounge.com/kenzo-sushi Kenzo offers a “normal” sushi meal, but that kind of defeats the point. Known for their All-You-Can-Eat (AYCE) lunches and dinners, Kenzo is the place for Godzillasize appetites. The Mango Crunch Roll and Monkey Brains appetizers should be on everyone’s sushi checklist.

Kula Revolving Sushi Bar 19600 Vallco Pkwy, Cupertino 408.861.0155 kulausa.com Kula has a fresh take on the sushi boat

Multiple locations mizusbg.com Benefitting from its location across from Santana Row, Mizu has long since been a dinner hotspot. The bar-like ambiance and loud music make it a great fit for friends—just be ready for a wait. Mizu’s Yellowtail and Tuna tartars are a can’t miss.

Ninja Sushi 715 First St, Gilroy 408.847.8855 gilroyninjasushi.com Ninja Sushi has dished out value rolls since the turn of the century, and no dish shines brighter than their Super Star, which comes with creamy crab, avocado and cucumber—topped with tuna, salmon, yellowtail, deep-fried scallops, green onions and spicy sauce.

Nobu 180 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto 650.666.3322 noburestaurants.com/palo-alto For fancy fare, the Bay Area's first installment of this worldwide chain offers elegant takes on classic dishes, as well as Japanese-Peruvian fusion tapas. It's hard to miss their sidewalk seating on the bottom floor of the Epiphany Hotel. Try any of the sushi and sashimi dishes, but don’t skip Nobu’s signature miso black cod.

Okayama 565 N Sixth St, San Jose 408.289.9508 okayamasushi.com Cranking out hits since 1967, Okayama’s sushi menu rotates based on the chef’s preference. The sushi deluxe ($45) comes with 10 pieces of sushi selected by

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Sushi Ichiban 116 Cochrane Plz, Morgan Hill 408.778.7992 ichibanmorganhill.com A family business with a tireless commitment to quality, Ichiban’s VIP service caters to candlelit dinners for two, birthday parties and even family banquets. Check out the Nigiri and Hosomaki combos like amaebi, which has sweet shrimp, tekka, kappa and shiro maguro.

Sushi Infinity 975 The Alameda, Suite 80, San Jose 408.298.5888 As the name suggests, this is another allyou-can-eat joint that ensures patrons get their money’s worth. We recommend going for lunch. There’s a slight upcharge, but guests get a “premium” experience that includes an extra side of the menu.

Sushi Jae THAT’S A WRAP Sushirrito launched a culinary trend with its massive burrito-style sushi rolls. Okayama’s executive chef and a personal choice of one roll. Enjoy a glass of sauvignon blanc with a spicy tuna hand roll ($4.75).

Omee.J Fusion Sushi Bar 4477 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara 408.243.8282 A steady stream of patrons walk in and out here no matter the day or time. Thankfully, there’s not much of a wait. Each plate is as artfully presented and as delicious as it looks on the menu, which doubles as a photo album. Orange Ball, Cherry Blossom and the 49ers rolls are some of the most popular plates.

Satsuma Sushi 705 E El Camino Real, Mountain View 650.966.1122 satsumasushi.com Locals love Satsuma for the friendly service and large portions. Specialty rolls range from five to eight pieces with a plethora of toppings. The Hard Rock ($13.95) comes with barbecued fresh-water eel and avocado topped with spicy tuna, flying fish roe and spicy eel sauce. Sunday evenings (5-9pm) are perfect for empty stomachs, as the restaurant goes all-you-can-eat for $19.95.

Sawa Sushi 1042 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale 408.241.7292 sawasushi.net Listed as a Top 100 Restaurant by Forbes in 2012, Sawa Sushi doesn’t have a typical menu—everything is omakase style. Courses range from six to 25 plates, and the chef, Steve Sawa, makes sure to cater to all of his customers’ seafood cravings.

Sen Dai Sushi 224 N Abel St, Milpitas 408.263.1472 sendai-sushi.com This family-owned sushi spot made its mark in Milpitas a dozen years ago. Order a 16-piece sashimi combo ($31) or consider the extra large rolls and curry specials.

Seven Seas Sushi 130 E Santa Clara St, San Jose 408.899.6271 sevenseassushi.com Sashimi lovers are more than welcome here. The diner offers boat-size 50-piece rolls of mixed fish. Specials like the Under the Sea are jampacked with top salmon, hamachi seaweed and spicy

powder. Also try the Yummy Yummy roll of top salmon, maxed out with seaweed salad, white tuna, ikura, lemon jalapeno and tobiko.

4710 Meridian Ave, San Jose 408.622.8232 sushijae.com

Sushi Boat Kazoo

A hidden gem in Cambrian Park, Sushi Jae is a relative newcomer to the scene. Dishes are beautifully presented, and customers can’t go wrong with the fun, locally named signature rolls, such as the Branham Lane and South San Jose rolls.

10 E Hamilton Ave, Ste 100, Campbell 408.871.1250

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While many sushi purists might poohpooh the idea of a strictly sushi boat restaurant, the rest of us can enjoy watching roll after roll pass by on little wooden yachts. Of course, one could just order from the chef a few feet away, but where’s the fun in that?

1458 Pollard Rd, Los Gatos 408.379.3711

Sushi Confidential

Sushirrito

Multiple locations sushiconfidential.com

Multiple locations Sushirrito.com

While the words “happy hour” and “sushi” might not be synonymous, at Sushi Confidential they go together like soy sauce and wasabi. SC’s happy hour (every day 3-6pm and 10pm-close) features cheap drinks and inexpensive eats, like $3 sake bombs and $5 rolls. Their signature deep-fried RSM Roll is the go-to item here.

Not your typical sushi joint, as the name suggests, customers can order giant burrito-size rolls to get their sushi fix in one compact handful. They have nine possible rolls to choose from, including one veg-head friendly option. The Lava Nachos (brown rice chips topped with tuna picante, melted pepperjack, ginger, guac, green onions and nori strips) are also worth a shot.

Tiny but elegant, this family-owned restaurant sits in a nondescript strip mall. The friendly service, combined with excellent fish served in large portions, makes this a unique find in Los Gatos.

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OUTSIDE THE BOX Tomi Sushi specializes in inventive bento boxes.

Takai Sushi and Sake Bar 170 S Market St, San Jose 408.998.1900 fairmont.com/san-jose For a real one-on-one experience, consider this tiny sushi bar inside the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel. While the name literally means “expensive” in Japanese, the dishes here are quite reasonable. A small, curated menu includes sashimi and a few rolls. The Symphony meal features eight pieces of chef’s choice sashimi and a six-piece California Roll for $35.

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Tgi’s Sushi 100 W Hamilton Ave, Campbell 408.871.0123 tgisushi.com With a capacity of roughly 35, the atmosphere here is always intimate. The parking lot may present an issue, but the food is worth the hassle. From hand rolls to bento boxes, let the chef select the food omakase style ($59.95 for two).

Tomi Sushi sanjoseinside.com

Multiple locations sushitomi.com It doesn’t get more legit than a sushi restaurant inside a Japanese shopping

plaza. While sashimi combos have always been solid, the bento boxes really showcase their creativity. For an affordable $11.90, the daily lunch special contains a variety of dishes based on yesterday’s leftovers. They really know how to reinvent here, turning leftover salmon collars into a brothy fish soup. The mix of commercially popular sashimi and rolls with the wastenot mentality of a home cook has earned Tomi loyal fans—enough to open a second location in Mountain View.

Uotomo Sushi 217 W Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas 408.719.8882 uotomosushi.net Pick a few favorite sushi rolls at this classic restaurant, where specialty rolls check in at a very reasonable $7.95-$9.95.

Yuki Sushi Multiple locations yukisushi.com This longtime South Bay staple—the Santa Clara location has been open 30 years—specializes in San Jose Sharksthemed rolls, fresh fish and complimentary soba noodles. They’re probably the most veg-head friendly spot on this list, which makes them suitable for all tastes.


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