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ISawYou@metronews.com Send us your anonymous rants and raves about your co-workers or any badly behaving citizen to I SAW YOU, Metro, 380 S. First St., San Jose, 95113, or via email.

Penny Pincher I saw you—well, I saw your letter, to I Saw You— ranting about getting exact change back at a coffeehouse, which meant extra pennies to put in your pocket. I'm glad this is evidently the worst thing you're experiencing. It seems clear that you've never worked at jobs where you were expected to have your cash drawer zero out at the end of your shifts. Lucky you. One suggestion: If this bothers you so much, bring extra change when you're out and about. Meanwhile, please leave those who provide services that we enjoy and largely take for granted off of your public gripe list. The multihour commute time for them is bad enough.

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THE FLY

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A group of landlords that spent the past couple of years campaigning against stronger tenant protections in San Jose have been accused of illegal lobbying. The Bay Area Homeowners Network— called BAHN and led by real estate agent JENNY ZHAO and landlords DAN PAN and IRENE SMITH, among others—coalesced sometime in 2016 as the City Council began debating whether to lower the rent control cap and banning no-cause evictions. One of their first recorded meetings with an elected official took place in April 2016 at Councilman CHAPPIE JONES’ house—the only meeting the District 1 rep took at his own home that year, according to his public calendar. But BAHN apparently failed to report that or any other meeting with city officials. According to a recent claim submitted by an unnamed “former member” to San Jose’s Ethics Commission, BAHN ducked transparency requirements by attempting to shape public policy without registering as a lobbyist or filing required disclosures. They The complaint also Did notes that BAHN raised What? more than $40,000 to fund a “public relations SEND TIPS TO FLY@ campaign with the METRONEWS. intent of urging direct COM communication with city officials in order to influence a legislative action.” The complaint includes several attachments, including a fundraising ledger and emails urging members to convince District 7 Councilman TAM NGUYEN—considered a crucial swing vote—to keep the yearly rent control cap at 5 percent, which he did. City Clerk TONI TABER declined to comment on the claim except to note that it has yet to be assigned to an evaluator. BAHN members told Fly that the complaint was news to them. “Technically, we are not lobbying,” Zhao said. “Our main goal is to help mom-andpop businesses.” Granted, as a nonprofit trade association under the same IRS classification as a chamber of commerce, BAHN can legally work as a lobbying group. The question is whether they should register as such.

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HEN BRIAN JONES opened up his water bill last September, he knew something was wrong. The San Jose resident, who typically pays around $200 per bi-monthly cycle, was charged nearly $1,700 for a reported use of 3,000 gallons a day in his Almaden Valley home—and with no conceivable cause. To put that number into perspective, the average American uses about 88 gallons per day, or 14 cubic feet of water per month. Jones, who lives with three other adults, was billed for using 236 cubic feet (expressed in “ccfs” on the bill, the industry-standard designation) within the months of July and August— up to 10 times what his household uses

on a regular basis, enough to fill a dozen backyard swimming pools. Jones immediately complained to the San Jose Water Co., an investorowned utility that serves more than 1 million people in Silicon Valley. A field worker from the water retailer then checked his home for leaks and, finding none, extracted his water meter to test its accuracy in the company’s meter shop. When results showed that his meter was reading correctly, the company concluded that Jones had somehow used the reported amount. Jones, who is unemployed and couldn’t afford to pay the full charge, tried to the settle the dispute with a good faith payment of $250, which based on past usage would be considered a high bill for his household. Four months later, when the water company shut his water off, he had no choice but to cough up the

remainder of that bill, causing him to increase his credit card debt and take on additional interest fees each month. As Jones recounts the ordeal, his voice stiffens. “It is a genuine hardship,” he says. Other San Jose Water customers have complained about spikes in their water bill. Rita Benton, a Saratoga resident and leader of activist group WRATES—short for Water Rate Advocates for Transparency, Equity and Sustainability—says this is a common issue in the company’s domain. Toward the end of the last year, Benton and WRATES member Bill Sherman began noticing several hundreds of posts on the social network Nextdoor, which connects members within a neighborhood, about people experiencing unusually high water bills. About 40 of the 377 posts Sherman tracked down in the Almaden Valley group recount a nearly identical story to Jones’, wherein households that typically use 20 to 30 cubic feet per billing period were being charged for using well over 100. “There are too many of these to be coincidence,” Sherman says. Malcolm Bordelon—a San Jose Water customer, former publisher of the Silicon Valley Business Journal and former executive of the San Jose


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Meanwhile, the cause of these sudden upticks remains unclear. In all three of the cases mentioned, meters reported normal levels of water usage in billing periods directly before and after the spike, despite any notable changes in a household’s lifestyle during that time. Residents speculate that the high meter readings could be caused by external factors, like air pressure or debris building up in their water lines. However, they have yet to come across any concrete data that proves either possibility could result in enormous meter readings. “There are no causes that I can offer you,” San Jose Water spokeswoman Jayme Ackemann says. “If the meter is performing accurately, then the water is being used on the customer’s side somewhere.” Dina Thatcher—the company’s meter shop supervisor—says about five to six people request meter tests each month as a result of irregularly high readings on their bill. In the past five years, only one of these tests showed that a meter had over-read the amount of water a customer used. “Normally, a water meter doesn’t run faster,” says Thatcher, who explains that it’s far more common for a worn meter to slow down and under-read water use. Inside the meter shop on Bascom Avenue, a technician places a water meter into a test bench built by MARS Co.—an industry standard. The meter is manufactured by Neptune Technology Group, whose T-10 model is used in almost all of San Jose Water’s residential connections. In addition, all of the shop’s equipment complies with the American Water Works Association’s testing standards, Thatcher says. Everything in the room looks pristine and logical—exactly what one would expect from one of the most expensive water retailers in the state. Yet, customers remain weary of the company’s commitment to its own machines and numbers. “It’s my word against the meter,” Bordelon says. And while machines say one thing, the people of San Jose tell quite a different story. Unlike internet and energy providers, a person’s water utility is predetermined by the location of their home. This means Bordelon and others could be hit with another inexplicable bill in the future. “I’m very concerned,” Jones says. “I’m paranoid that this could happen again because we never found a root cause.”

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Sharks—lives a mile away from Jones in the Graystone neighborhood in Almaden. In January 2016, Bordelon was billed $1,219.13 for a water usage of 107 cubic feet. That’s nearly a 500 percent increase from the 18 ccfs that he and his wife used during the same period a year before. A field inspection of his home and a water meter test were conducted at his request. However, there were no leaks and his meter tested accurate, leaving Bordelon with no explanation as to why this particular bill was so high. In a letter responding to Bordelon’s complaint, San Jose Water customer service superintendent Kristine Jordan describes his case as “an unexplained escalation in water usage.” She adds that the company has “no responsibility beyond the meter” and concludes that “the bill is an accurate reflection of water used at the property.” In April 2016, Bordelon filed a formal complaint with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)—the government agency tasked with regulating the state’s private water companies—which ruled in favor of San Jose Water. “The formal complaints don’t go anywhere,” Benton says. “The CPUC does what they usually do and sides with the water utility.” This month, Benton emailed the CPUC’s Water Division, urging its members to investigate the issue of erroneously high water usage. “They told me that this isn’t in their jurisdiction,” Benton says. “If the Water Division can’t deal with it, who deals with it?” When the final outcome of an appeals process hinges on regulators who seem to be asleep at the wheel, customers are often left with no choice but to pay up. San Jose Water gave the connected Bordelon a “one-time courtesy adjustment” of $562.67 to offset drought surcharges—penalty charges for customers who exceed drought usage allocations set by the company— but offered no recourse for the rest of the bill. William Carlson, another San Jose Water customer who lives in the Graystone area, also filed a formal complaint with the CPUC after receiving a $4,711.20 bill for using 366 ccfs in September 2016. Despite the precedent set in Bordelon’s case, Carlson remains hopeful that the commission will rule in his favor later this month. “My guess is that we have a 50-50 chance of prevailing,” he says.


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S JANUARY FADES and days lengthen, Silicon Valley’s artists stretch their creative muscles and splash color on winter’s dull gray. Galleries and museums open new exhibitions, local stage companies pull back the curtain on debut performances and live music venues edge up the volume. With the year’s longest nights behind us, it’s time to heat up with thought-provoking visuals, compelling plays, kinetic dance and energetic live music. Read on for a cheat sheet to some of the South Bay’s best art offerings this season.


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By Jeffrey Edalatpour, Mike Huguenor, Vinny Maxwell, Stephen Perez & Nick Veronin

Visual Art

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COLLECTED MARKS Mar 8 - Aug 20 The first part of a series showcasing select works on paper from the Anderson Family Collection, “Salon

Style: Collected Marks on Paper” will feature the work of 20th century American artists like Arshile Salon Style Gorky, Helen Frankenthaler and Philip Guston. The collection will be arranged as if the pieces were on display inside someone’s home.

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SERGEJ VUTUC Feb 2 - Mar 17 Bosnian street photographer Sergej Vutuc has made a career of capturing the gritty beauty of urban landscapes. “Intimations of Substantiality Beneath” will feature hazy, dreamlike snapshots of skateboarders, crowded boulevards and bustling cafes— all full of movement and life.

PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE AMERICAS Feb 7 - Apr 30 This exhibition features artists from 12 countries, each of which uniquely utilizes a wide range of unconventional materials to explore how photography

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FRAMING IN TIME Jan 24 - May 28 A series of student-made short films will reimagine photographs from the Cantor Art Center’s collection in an attempt to bring new insight to each image’s original context.

WORKING METAL IN 20THCENTURY SCULPTURE Jan 31 - Apr 30 Featuring the work of Ph.D. candidate Sydney Skelton, this exhibition explores some nontraditional casting methods of metal as a medium through a series

of sculptures, photographs and sound recordings.

De Saisset Santa Clara | scu.edu/desaisset

JAZZ GREATS: CLASSIC PHOTOGRAPHS Jan 26 - Jun 16 This showcase of snapshots documents some incredible moments in jazz history. The 34 photos by 16 photographers cover the 1920s through the 1980s, and capture many of jazz’s greatest performers—including Miles Davis, John and Alice Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald and many more.

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WATERLINES Thru Mar 18 Hoping to aid conservation efforts, NUMU is featuring the work of 16 artists across a variety of media—all focused on our world’s most precious resource. Each work aims to celebrate and educate by diving into our emotional, economic and spiritual connection to the substance we call water.

ART & ENVIRONMENT: ANDREW P. HILL Thru Apr 15 Twelve rare paintings by the local painter, photographer and environmentalist are currently on display courtesy of the Charles and Peggy Bergtold Collection. These beautiful landscapes and portraits from the late 19th and early 20th centuries give us historical snapshots of the Santa Clara Valley long before the tech giants took over. Other Hill-related artifacts are also featured, including rare photographs of his San Francisco studio before it was destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and fire. Andrew Barnaby McKinne

OH BOY ‘Chinese Boy, San Francisco’ is one of the photos on display at the Cantor’s new exhibit, ‘Framing in Time.’

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The First Fridays Art Walk held in the SoFA district will feature a judicious splash of color with this exhibition by local artist and designer Fernando “Force129” Amaro Jr. His new work, Pintura Fresca, is a series of portraits inspired by the people of the neighborhood and their pets.

The work featured in this exhibition strives to provide much more than political commentary. The six different artists each aims to challenge today’s political climate and spark a lasting conversation about about how we handle current political discourse.

WHAT A LONG STRANGE TRIP IT'S BEEN Mar 15 Part of their yearlong exhibition on the century-old, 72-acre property in the Los Gatos Mountains, famously dubbed by hippies as the “House of Freedom”— or Chateau Liberté—NUMU will be screening this developing documentary about the legendary venue at Charley’s LG. For ages 21 and up.

FACES OF RESISTANCE Thru Jul 15 When she arrived in the Bay Area in the 1960s, German-American photographer and activist Ilka Hartmann began her career during one of the most turbulent eras in our history. She was able to capture much of the social justice movement of the time and has continued to document similar events over the course of her 53-year career. This exhibition features

photographs from Hartmann’s personal collection, including photos of Cesar Chavez, the anti-war movement, LGBT marches and parades and other related movements and personalities of the time. Also included are related memorabilia, such as protest flyers, Black Panther literature and much more.

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PAINTINGS BY RAIMONDS STAPRANS Feb 2 - May 20 San Francisco painter Raimonds Staprans shows us the beauty in these seemingly mundane, California-inspired landscapes and still lifes. From an empty marina to a crate of fruit, the artist utilizes his signature deep blues and saturated yellows in order to capture each slice of Californian life. The exhibition will include a full-color catalogue with essays by experts and critics from around the region.

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles San Jose | sjquiltmuseum.org

A GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNEY Jan 19 - Apr 15 Director Emeritus of the Museum of Arts and Design Paul J. Smith will be showcasing some never-before-seen pieces from his own collection. Famous for his curatorial works in the American studio craft movement, Smith has accumulated a variety of traditional and ethnographic textiles from around the world.

TALISMANIC TRESSES: VIEN LE WOOD Jan 19 - Apr 15 The award-winning textile artist and founder of Gold Spink Studio, Vien Le Wood, features a piece made up of human hair—something she believes “acts as a conductor to our higher consciousness and intuition.”


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ALABAMA STORY Kenneth Jones’ Alabama Story makes its West Coast premiere. The play follows Emily Wheelock Reed—a librarian in 1959 Alabama—as she champions Garth Williams’ then-controversial children’s book The Rabbits’ Wedding, a love story between two rabbits, one black and one white.

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ELEVENPLAY Jan 27 San Jose Stage Company

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CUT UPS San Jose Stage Company is putting on a production of Stephen Sondheim’s iconic ‘Sweeney Todd.’

Acting Out Local theater companies give new life to old favorites Center for the Performing Arts San Jose | sanjosetheaters.org

THE KING AND I Feb 22-25 A British schoolteacher is summoned by the king of Siam to tutor his wives and children. The two develop a temperamental relationship as their cultures clash. Come get to know these classic Rodgers and Hammerstein characters in the Broadway San Jose presentation of this Tony Awardwinning musical.

LOVE NEVER DIES Mar 13-18 At the conclusion of The Phantom of the Opera, the titular mystery man has vanished. In Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 2010 sequel—presented locally by Broadway San Jose—he has found success in New York City. But he hasn't stopped longing for his dearest Christine, now married and considered to be one of the world’s greatest sopranos. In a final attempt to win her affection, the phantom plans to lure Christine and her family to the glittering world of Coney Island. But will his plan work?

CMT San Jose | cmtsj.org

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Feb 22-25 In this quirky retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s iconic fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea,” Winifred—an overly energetic girl—is doing her best to woo Prince Dauntless. His mother, Queen Aggravain, has demanded he must find his “true” princess with the most absurd test ever devised.

THE WHO’S TOMMY Mar 2-11 Based upon the best concept album ever written about a deaf, dumb and blind pinball wizard, this Tony Award-winning rock opera follows an emotionally scarred young boy’s journey as he rides his twin paddles to superstardom. Come by the arcade to witness this twisted, uplifting story featuring classic music that has continued to inspire for generations.

In their 2016 appearance on America’s Got Talent, the young women of Elevenplay throw their willowy arms up in the air towards flying, lighted drones. Choreographed drones zip up, down, around and through bodies in motion. Simon Cowell was certainly impressed. See how the show has grown since then at the Hammer Theatre Center.

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THE FLYING DUTCHMAN Feb 10-25 A man, cursed to live forever, can only be set free from the clutches of immortality when he is able to find someone who will love him. Witness the famous retelling of one of the world’s oldest ghost stories—kept alive by the exhilarating music of Richard Wagner.

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COWBOY VERSUS SAMURAI Mar 16 - Apr 8 A Korean-American English teacher living in a small Wyoming town fights for the affection of his new colleague: an Asian American woman who is only

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FLYING HIGH Opera San Jose has another classic planned for February: ‘The Flying Dutchman.’ attracted to white men. Come see if he will succeed in this modern romantic comedy based on Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac.

SJ Stage San Jose | thestage.org

SWEENEY TODD Feb 7 - Mar 18 After he is banished for a crime he did not commit, a barber returns to London in search of blood and revenge. He teams up with the owner of a failing pie shop, and their luck changes when they are able to offer customers a new ingredient in their meat pies.

Tabard Theatre San Jose | tabardtheatre.org

THE MIRACLE WORKER Feb 16 - Mar 11 When a young girl is born without her sense of sight and hearing, she is believed to be a lost cause. That all changes when a determined young woman helps bring the girl out of darkness. Come see this inspirational story based on the life of Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan.


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Dance

IN GOOD COMPANY The New Ballet School’s Studio Company puts on a new program by Iranian-American choreographer Keon Saghari.

Step Up Liberated from Nutcrackers, dance goes modern early in the year Mountain View | Feb 22-25 | smuinballet.org

NEW BALLET SCHOOL: FAST FORWARD

Get ready to grand jeté into the return of Smuin, “Dance Series 01.” Smuin is set to bring a collection of choreographed dances in February following its successful Christmas shows. In its 24th season, the Dance Series will showcase multiple pieces such as international choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, critically acclaimed “Requiem for a Rose,” Michael Smuin’s “Fly Me to the Moon,” which pays homage to “Ol’ Blue Eyes” and features Frank Sinatra's renditions of “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “The Lady is a Tramp,” and Garrett Ammon’s “Serenade for String.”

The New Ballet School has established new contemporary pieces to showcase in its Fast Forward program. Director Dalia Rawson has collaborated with Iranian-American freelance dancer and choreographer Keon Saghari, who has created a piece to the sounds of Farsi electronic music that will vilify the travel ban put forth by the Trump administration. Saghari has toured in more than 20 U.S. states, China and Israel. The program will also entail new pieces by Mads Eriksen, Naomi Sailors and Mario Barron.

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The Ritz

SJ Jazz Winter Fest

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BLITZEN TRAPPER

RONNIE FOSTER

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Feb 16 | Cafe Stritch

Alt-folk group Blitzen Trapper have gone from self-releasing their music, to scoring an endorsement from Rolling Stone, landing major-label support and developing a full-on rock opera stage production based around their music. That’s a hell of a career. Their 2017 album, Wild and Reckless, builds off the new material from their rock opera (also titled Wild and Reckless), crafting it into a full album of wistful Americana perfect for fans of Wilco, Tom Petty and Neil Young.

Throughout the ’70s Ronnie Foster put out a string of albums on Blue Note that mapped the overlapping territories of jazz, funk and soul music. At the center of it all was Foster’s work on the organ—nimble, precise and highly melodic even during extended passages of improvisation. He’s worked with Stevie Wonder, George Benson and The Temptations, among countless others, and his Blue Note recordings have been repurposed in the jaunty boom-bap beats of Madlib, J. Cole and A Tribe Called Quest. He is a living legend.

JAPANESE BREAKFAST

NOT SORRY Demi Lovato and DJ Khaled come to the SAP Center in February.

the Icy eight Eight concerts worth seeing Bing Concert Hall

City National Civic

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SAMEER GUPTA

The solo project of Philadelphia singer Michelle Zauner, Japanese Breakfast isn’t so much indie-pop as it is the convergence of indie and pop, both of which converse at length throughout 2017’s Soft Sounds From Another Planet. Nestled right alongside demure, dreamy indie rockers like “Boyish,” there are songs like “The Machinist,” with its T-Pain autotune, Euro-club synths, and, um, saxophone solo. Zauner brings her band to San Jose at the exact moment that she is making the most vital music of her career. This promises to be one of the best shows on The Ritz’s calendar this winter.

Percussionist and Bay Area native Sameer Gupta exists in a unique space musically. His work has one foot in the world of jazz and the other in Indian classical music—two canons that don’t traditionally converse beyond the occasional use of Indian instruments in jazz (notably, Alice Coltrane’s transporting Journey in Satchidananda). Regarded as a virtuoso on the tabla (as well as the drumset), Gupta will be premiering work from his new album, A Circle Has No Beginning, at Cafe Stritch, the second release under his name and one of the early highlights of 2018.

SAP Center San Jose | sapcenter.com

K.D. LANG

BONNIE RAITT

Mar 2

Mar 15

DEMI LOVATO & DJ KHALED

When k.d. lang released Ingenue 25 years ago, no one could have imagined its impact. Then only 31, lang obtained mild success with her first record, 1988’s Shadowland, but it was nothing compared with the attention after Ingenue. That strange, dirgelike record, with its Euro and world influences (and massive hit “Constant Craving”) made lang a household name and scion of the LGBT community. For its 25th-year anniversary, she’ll play songs from Ingenue, and others.

Bonnie Raitt is unstoppable. Inarguably one of the great guitarists of the 20th (and 21st) century, she was the first female artist ever to get a signature line from Fender. She’s been in the game for 46 years and is still going strong. She kicks off her Dig In Deep Tour at the City National Civic, meaning the San Jose audience will have a chance to see her latest set before anyone else. That should give them something to talk about, eh?

From Disney star to superstar, Demi Lovato is bringing her Tell Me You Love Me tour to San Jose. Coming along for the ride: hip-hop’s biggest hype man, DJ Khaled and one of Oakland's finest, Kehlani. July may be in the rearview, but that doesn’t mean you can’t turn up to one of the biggest breakup anthems of summer 2017. Sorry. We refuse to apologize for cranking the volume every time “Sorry Not Sorry” comes on the radio.

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KNOWER Feb 23 | Art Boutiki Guaranteed to be the only act playing San Jose Jazz Winter Fest with a chorus based around the lyric “The government knows when you masturbate,” Knower are playful, experimental, and musically virtuosic. As well known for their viral videos as they are for their music, the duo of Louis Cole and Genevieve Artadi are much more than just YouTube jokers. Serious jazz chops and boundless thinking are the foundations of their chaotic, Frankensteinian jazz pop whathave-you, and their set is sure to be the most incendiary of San Jose Jazz’s 2018 Winter Fest program.


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Always the single most interesting category, in range of styles and ages. A long Oscar tradition exists for rewarding singers who turn actresses. Mary J. Blige was excellent in the dire Mudbound—a Netflix program, making this the Los Gatos’ company’s first acting nomination. I hope Laurie Metcalf wins for leaching the potential for John Hughes schmaltz out of Lady Bird—it would have been a far less interesting movie without her. Most likely winner: Allison Janney for I, Tonya.

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CREATURE FEATURE Director Guillermo Del Toro deserves a win for ‘The Shape of Water’ at this year’s Oscars.

Academic Our film critic forecasts this year’s Oscar winners, calls out the snubs BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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OME WATCH BOTH the Golden Globes and the Oscars, but the overbooked film critic of today only has time for the more important of the two.

The Golden Globes hand out far too many awards. Separate categories for best comedy and best drama? If I were interested in participation trophies I’d head to a Little League game. The apples-and-oranges, dramaversus-comedy comparisons make the Oscars remarkably arbitrary, but it also ratchets up the tension. Picking nominees ought to hurt. Viewers should genuinely grieve over

didn’t vote for them. A reliable way of handicapping a film is to pick the one that gave the most people work. That’s Dunkirk, which, like Phantom Thread, is more admired than loved. Still, my money is on The Post nabbing a zeitgeisty win in this category.

LEAD ACTOR In appreciation for changing Winston Churchill into a cuddly codger and because it’s his turn: Gary Oldman.

having to leave actors, directors and technicians in the dust. After more than three decades of reviewing films for Metro, I have a fairly firm grasp on how these things go. The below list of my predicted winners is abridged—leaving off the smaller and more technical awards, like best special effects, which really ought to be for War for the Planet of the Apes. The 90th Academy Awards airs March 4 at 5pm on ABC.

BEST PICTURE Note the absence of Florida Project and Wonderstruck—and then curse the members of the academy who

LEAD ACTRESS Frances McDormand by a landslide, with the younger female voters going for Margo Robbie. The Meryl Streep lobby will represent as always, but the nomination may be respect enough.

SUPPORTING ACTOR I’m sorry to see this as a battle between Willem Dafoe and Sam Rockwell. Both gave their best respectively in Florida Project and Three Billboards. The frontrunner is Rockwell, in reward for his many years as a sterling supporting actor.

Guillermo Del Toro deserves a win for The Shape of Water, but his work isn’t everyone’s glass of absinthe, and the blood he uses scares off the genteel. As above, Christopher Nolan gave a lot of people a lot of work, and it’s the 10th anniversary of The Dark Knight, for which Nolan got no honors at the Oscars—even though he correctly predicted the binary political turmoil we’re in right now.

ANIMATED FEATURE In the bag for Coco. What happened to Lego Batman?

ADAPTED & ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Every writer who heard the story of James Ivory (age 89) getting the script credit on Call Me by Your Name will take this perhaps last chance for the academy to vote for Merchant and Ivory. For original: It’s likely this will be Get Out’s sole award, though The Big Sick’s success was nearly all script.

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE A Fantastic Woman from Chile or In The Fade from the ever-remarkable Fatih Akin.

CINEMATOGRAPHY Blade Runner 2049: Roger Deakins has been nominated 13 times. The Shape of Water was glorious-looking, but The Florida Project and its extremely impressive use of color is again snubbed.


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DUDE DILIGENCE In her new book, ‘Brotopia,’ Emily Chang puts the valley’s patriarchy on blast.

Seriously, Bro? EMILY CHANG

MICHIO KAKU

Feb 15 | Santa Clara Convention Center commonwealthclub.org

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Silicon Valley’s dark side has been exposed. Bloomberg TV anchor Emily Chang provides readers a vivid—and sometimes lurid— description of the tech industry’s brotastic underbelly in her new book, Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley. The book, out in February, chronicles gender pay gaps, sexual harassment and the run-of-the-mill, drug-fueled orgies that brogrammers pitch as revolutionary and liberating. She speaks about her new book with Gina Bianchini at a meeting of the Commonwealth Club.

In this technological age, it seems exciting to be one step closer to living life like the Jetsons. Michio Kaku—a theoretical physicist who many will recognize from PBS’s Nova series and from his contributions to CBS This Morning— talks about his new book, The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth at this Kepler’s event.

DEREK THOMPSON & ALEXIS MADRIGAL

Mar 10 | Ohlone College Newark Center

Feb 7 | Kepler’s Books, Menlo Park keplers.org What defines something or someone as popular? Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic, writes about media and economics. He is joined by Fusion editor-atlarge and Atlantic contributor Alexis Madrigal, to discuss his book, Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction.

TEDX: EMBRACE THE UNKNOWN Embracing the unknown means conquering new obstacles, but bravery is required to overcome those hurdles. In this TEDx lecture series, numerous speakers will opine on the benefits of embracing the unknown. The lecture will discuss different insights— ranging from the experience of living as an undocumented immigrant to interpersonal service projects that define love, heartbreak and infatuation.

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Immigrants in Silicon Valley BY THE NUMBERS

724,000

With a foreignborn population of nearly 40 percent, Santa Clara County is one of the most demographically diverse regions in the world.

80

Approximate number of languages spoken by South Bay residents. More than half of the county’s resident speak a language other than English.

PILFERED PENSIONS The 4C Council child care nonprofit is under fire once again—this time for allegedly cheating employees out of retirement benefits.

Nonprofit Accused of Mismanaging Pensions BY JENNIFER WADSWORTH Silicon Valley’s largest publicly funded child care provider has been accused of mismanaging its employee pensions. According to a class-action lawsuit filed just before Christmas in the U.S. District Court in San Jose, the Community Child Care Council—commonly called 4Cs—cheated workers out of their promised retirement benefits by enrolling them in plans with exceptionally high fees and poor investment choices. The complaint, filed by Mario Del Castillo, Michael Rasche and Puthea Chea—two ex-employees and one who still works there, respectively—accuses 4Cs of running afoul of federal law by failing to exercise prudent judgment of how retirement assets would be invested. Plaintiffs also claim that the nonprofit, which is bankrolled by roughly $45 million a year in taxpayer money,

failed to document the terms for the retirement plans, unreasonably restricted employees from accessing their benefits and allowed their pension contributions to get eaten up by penalties and fees paid to various companies. “It’s just a really bad deal that all these employees got looped into,” their attorney Adam Thomas said. Employees say 4Cs roped them into the scheme by telling them to sign an enrollment application that was, in reality, a binding contract by which they unwittingly agreed to convert their vested retirement into “a highly restricted and financially imprudent” life annuity. Metro first reported on problems with the nonprofit’s pension accounts in January 2017, after some former employees reported that their retirement payments were being inexplicably withheld. The 4C Council,

which provides subsidized day care to upward of 5,000 low-income families, was mired in a protracted legal battle with employees who were taking on then-Executive Director Alfredo Villaseñor in a bid to unionize. Villaseñor resigned in August amid five separate audits, including one ordered by state legislators to probe allegations of financial dysfunction that led to the closure of several day care centers. His successor, friend and former FBI agent named Joseph Manarang, didn’t immediately return Metro’s queries this week. Board President Ben Menor— who was exonerated of charges of pilfering public money from another local nonprofit —deferred questions to 4Cs’ attorneys, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown and David Millstein, who had yet to return calls for comment by press time.

25% 64%

Latinos account for more than a quarter of people who live in the county.

Nearly two-thirds of immigrants over the age of 16 are employed, making their participation in the labor force a slightly higher rate than that of their U.S.-born counterparts.

$77 BILLION

The amount of money immigrants in the South Bay contributed overall to the local economy through consumption and taxes.

48% 59%

Less than half of immigrants in the region are U.S. citizens.

The percentage of children in the South Bay who have at least one immigrant parent.

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The fraction of DACA recipients—beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals—who personally know someone who has been deported.

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L.A. DANCE PROJECT

Wed, 7pm, $20 The Ritz, San Jose

Thu, 7:30pm, $15+ Stanford University Memorial Auditorium

Holy, righteous reggae sweeps into downtown as legendary dub innovator Lee "Scratch" Perry joins forces with the Brooklyn-based DJand-production collective Subatomic Sound System. For Perry—a Jamaican-born, Grammy-awardwinning artist who has worked with a diverse array of artists, from Bob Marley to the Beastie Boys— collaboration seems to be a spiritual calling. Together, Perry and the Subatomic Sound System masterfully blend thumping 909 kicks and snares, traditional reggae bass, funky guitar, synthesizers, horns and warm female harmonies, topping it all off with Perry's delay-driven mantras. (JP)

Darren Aronofsky’s 2010 film Black Swan painted the lives of dancers in an NYC ballet company with a dark brush. Now, the film’s choreographer, Ben Millepied, brings the dance troupe he established after working on the film to Stanford University’s Memorial Auditorium. Millepied started the L.A. Dance Project in 2012 to bring together dancers, visual artists, composers and musicians to promote dance as both an art form and a way of life. The company will present three programs featuring choreography by Millepied, Justin Peck and Noé Soulier. Runs through Jan. 27. (KH)

Kevin N. Hume Yousif Kassab Joey Pisacane Vinny Maxwell

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VALENTINO KHAN

Thu, 7:30pm, $49.75 City National Civic, San Jose

Thu, Jan 25, 8pm, $20+ Bus Barn Theatre, Los Altos

Fri, 10pm, $20+ Pure Lounge, Sunnyvale

Oh, to have been a fly on the wall at RCA when it was first proposed that Kenny Rogers pick up a song originally penned for Marvin Gaye by the Bee Gees. One imagines that conversation raised some eyebrows. But “Islands in the Stream,” Rogers’ 1983 hit duet with Dolly Parton, is a national treasure. Justin Moore was born nine months after that song hit national airwaves. Coincidence? Well, consider this: “Somebody Else Will,” from Moore’s 2016 album Kinda Don’t Care, opens on a silky smooth R&B beat before exploding into a massively twangy country hook. Yep. (YK)

Anyone who has passed high school English knows the story. Facts are manipulated or fabricated outright, an unnervingly docile populace is endlessly tracked and surveilled through the use of personal electronic devices. This is the world George Orwell predicted back in 1949 with his seminal, then-science fiction work, 1984. Disillusioned with the Cold War and the human atrocities of the early 20th century, Orwell penned the novel as an illustration of a dystopia that could be. Los Altos Stage Company are looking to revisit Orwell’s classic story with a doubleplusgood stage adaption by Michael Gene Sullivan. The show runs through Feb. 18. (YK)

Valentino Khan’s name first started popping up on YouTube and SoundCloud playlists around 2012 when he produced instrumentals for the likes of B.o.B. and 2 Chainz. From there, the Los Angeles-based DJ and producer branched out into EDM with a little help from his buddies at two highly influential record labels—Skrillex’s OSWLA and Diplo’s Mad Decent. One of the best-known pieces he’s contributed to is Major Lazer’s completely bananas summer jam “Bubble Butt.” But for our money, his hottest single is “Deep Down Low”—an undeniably infectious piece of white-knuckled deep house goodness. (YK)


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THE MATTSON 2

JUSTIN MOORE

Jan 25 at City National Civic

CAM

Jan 26 at Club Rodeo

BATTLE OF THE ZAE IX Jan 27 at The Ritz

CHERRY POPPIN’ DADDIES

Feb 8 at Carriage House Theatre

SUPER LOVE JAM

Feb 9 at SAP Center

WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW

Feb 12 at SAP Center

JAPANESE BREAKFAST

Feb 21 at The Ritz

DISNEY ON ICE

Feb 21-25 at SAP Center

SHE WANTS REVENGE Feb 22 at The Ritz

BACON & BEER

Feb 24 at Levi’s Stadium

DEMI LOVATO & DJ KHALED Feb 28 at SAP Center

ROBERT PLANT

Feb 28 at Fox Theater (Oakland)

KIRKO BANGZ

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THE MATTSON 2

Fri, 8pm, $20 BackBar SoFa, San Jose

Sat, 8pm, $20+ The Blue Chip, San Jose

Tue, 7:30pm, $15 The Ritz, San Jose

The early 2010s marked the beginning of a new trend—just about every rapper, from J. Cole to Big K.R.I.T, began singing the hook themselves. Another example of this tradition can be found in Houston rapper Kirko Bangz’s hit single “Drank in My Cup.” Delivered over a glittering, synthheavy instrumental, the track is a dizzying piece of half sung hiphop hedonism. The song remains Bangz’ most successful tune to date and it hasn’t aged a day. We’re still waiting on Bangz’ debut album, but if the stream of EP’s and mixtapes he’s released since then are any indicator, the man’s still hard at work. (YK)

San Francisco rapper Lil Pete is pulling up to San Jose on his I Made a Promise tour. Back in September, Lil Pete dropped a 12-track project titled I Made a Promise, which enlists the help of rappers Bez19 and Philthy Rich. The Bay has birthed hella notable artists such as Mac Dre, E-40, Keyshia Cole and G-Eazy. With a single like “Never Understand Me” reaching nearly 7 million views on YouTube—in addition to his more than 30,000 channel subscribers and about 62,000 monthly listeners on Spotify—this rising emcee is on his way to joining the ranks or Yay Area royalty. (VM)

The Mattson 2 love their collaborations, and the Bay Area seems to be a hotbed for the duo. Last year saw the brothers forge an impromptu group with Toro y Moi after the latter lent them a drum stool for a show in Oakland. Now they’re looking to play a show with Bay legend Tommy Guerrero. However, rather than shredding through the streets like he did in the ’80s though, Guerrero is looking to shred on stage. It’s unclear whose discography the show will draw from most. But combined, the trio have a slew of acclaimed EP’s and albums to work with. (YK)

KAYZO

Mar 10 at City National Civic

BONNIE RAITT

Mar 15 at City National Civic

MORE THAN A WORD Tue, 6pm, Free Menlo Park Library For well over a century, European Americans have fetishized and appropriated American Indian culture—in fraternal orders, in unfortunate music festival fashion and in professional sports. The time has come for that to stop, according to the directors of More Than a Word, which will screen at the Menlo Park Library on Jan. 30. The documentary by John and Kenn Little makes the argument that the use of Native Americans as mascots is only a symptom of a more serious societal ill—the dehumanization of Native Americans as a whole. Following the screening, there will be a Q&A featuring local academics and members of the American Indian community. (YK)

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

Mar 28-Apr 1 at SAP Center

THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS Apr 14 at City National Civic

JEAN-MICHELE JARRE

Apr 15 at City National Civic

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

Apr 24-25 at SAP Center

TAYLOR SWIFT

May 12 at Levi’s Stadium

U2

May 7-8 at SAP Center

EARTH, WIND & FIRE

May 15 at City National Civic

KANSAS

May 30 at City National Civic

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MEDIA CIRCUS After the brutal 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, reporters from around the country descended on Laramie, Wyoming.

Senseless

PA Players mark the 20th anniversary of a hate crime with ‘The Laramie Project’ BY TAD MALONE

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OW IN THEIR 88th season, Palo Alto Players’ newest production is a thoughtful and tragic meditation on culpability, accountability and acceptance.

Based on the story of Matthew Shepard, “The Laramie Project” explores the well-publicized crime, as well as the aftereffects on a small Wyoming town. Written by Moisés Kaufman, the play centers on the playwright himself and his theater company as they visit the town of Laramie and interview townsfolk and other players in the tragedy, weaving together a complex and deeply heartfelt tale about hate and the loss of life. Before the play, the company’s managing director, Elizabeth

Santana, introduced the show and welcomed the audience to fill out index cards with acts of kindness. “The Laramie Project” opens on a sparsely-decorated stage. A threetiered platform holds a smattering of dining room chairs, and behind it a large triptych flashes images of Laramie. Quickly all eight actors are on the stage, and they go about explaining the story that has entrapped a small rural town in the ghost of memory and regret: On Oct. 6, 1998, a college student in the town of Laramie named Matthew Shepard went to a local bar to have a few drinks. There he was confronted, or met (eyewitness accounts differ) by two local men named Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson,

before they all left the bar together. The next day a cyclist found Shepard on the edge of a field, tied to a pole and beaten within an inch of his life. Within another day, both of the accused had been arrested and Shepard was dead. As one character explains, if this was some random local rancher, it would have barely made the news. But Matthew Shepard was gay, and the brutality and vindictiveness of the murder, and above all questions about what had really happened brought an ensuing avalanche of reporters that changed the landscape of quiet Laramie as well as future hate crime laws for the state of Wyoming. The play is incredibly detailed, with a lot of moving parts, but Palo Alto Players pull it off tremendously. Using a set of eight actors revolving through nearly 60 characters, the company finds a beautiful harmony in the excess, exploring and analyzing the motives, movements and memory of Laramie. All of the actors are on their game, especially with the quick transitions—sometimes instantaneous—between characters. Jeff Clarke plays as both forthright

and sincere through all of his characters. So does Kelly Hudson, who plays lesbian professor and country bumpkin with equal understated fervor. Judith Miller finds a balance between uproarious and neurotic. Brad Satterwhite moves with a elegant sincerity as both student and doctor. Dana Cordelia Morgan gives great background to characters in the town, as does Roneet Aliza Rahamim who has had an enrapturing quality to her performances. Special mention though goes to both Josiah Frampton and Todd Wright. Frampton moves with ease and believability between a young bartender and the local cab driver, coloring the play with some levity that only adds to the show’s believability. Wright, too, moves between identities with ease, depicting both the town sheriff and a member of the visiting theater company with a haunted despondency that is hard to fake without overdoing it. When investigating such a senseless crime and its aftereffects, there could easily be a tendency to dramatize. But the actors’ performances, combined with the fluid pacing and simple set, gives shape and weight to the play’s ultimate question: Who is responsible and who cleans up after evil? It works mostly because of the actors, but also because of the moving and incredibly researched script by Kaufman, who centered the play in a metanarrative around him and his own theater company’s experience visiting the town and interviewing people. This provides for rich exposition, analysis and ultimately pathos, with what’s imparted through the play striking at both the heart and the gut. Where many stories based on the real events fall into the drama too far, “The Laramie Project” feels real, with even the most banal lines sticking with you because of their disarming accuracy. Ultimately, Palo Alto Player’s production of “The Laramie Project” is a heartbreaking, but equally beautiful examination of how a singular crime can have a collective effect.

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CREEPY QUEST In ‘USS Callister,’ from ‘Black Mirror’s’ fourth season, a computer programmer creates a horrifically corny fantasy world.

Robot Hell

Two new streaming sci-fi shows offer dystopian takes on the near future BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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HE MIRROR OF Black Mirror often reflects old episodes of The Twilight Zone. The fourth season opener of the hit Netflix sci-fi anthology series, “USS Callister,” stars Jesse Plemons— Todd in Breaking Bad, he’s a Golem version of Matt Damon. It is a reflection of the famous 1961 Zone episode “It’s A Good Life,” in which a group of people are trapped at the hands of an angry, childish god.

Plemons is a solipsistic game designer who worships old-school TV space adventure; he entraps a woman who turns out to be smart enough to find a

way out of his game. Frightening, yes, but it’s often as hilarious a take on oldschool Star Trek as Galaxy Quest. Nothing funny at all about the Jodie Foster-directed “Arkangel,” evocatively shot in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on the verge of yet another long winter. The remarkably fierce actress Rosemarie DeWitt is a single mother overcome with fears for her child’s safety. Thus, she hooks up a nanny camera … from inside her daughter’s skull. In director David Slade’s “Metalhead,” rogue robots clean up the last bits of humanity on earth. Done in a crystalline black-and-white and with a bare minimum of dialogue, it’s a knockout tale of terror. If Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker begins with Twilight Zone, he

finishes with an emulation of Zone creator Rod Serling’s 1970s program Night Gallery. In “Black Museum,” a lone woman visits a deserted roadside attraction where three particularly distressing exhibits are explained to her by the chatty maniac who runs the place, Dr. Rolo Haynes (Douglas Hodge). Haynes is a character that one hopes the show will revive in some future episode—Hodge, a noted British theatrical actor, is fragrantly diabolical, with the finicky feline quality of Rod Steiger at his perviest, and the grisly operating-room humor of William S. Burroughs’ Dr. Benway. Sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick anticipated so many of these pregnant ideas, and yet a man can only be so far ahead of his time—as the extensive rewriting of his stories would suggest in Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, now streaming on Amazon Prime. This anthology plays catch-up, as Black Mirror runs off with ideas that the speculative fiction author Dick hatched decades ago. If the stars include Bryan Cranston, Juno Temple and Anna Paquin, the plots in Electric Dreams are like floor sweepings. Dick’s 1955 “Autofac,” about machines building machines is—in Electric Dreams’ telling—

made into a saga of post-nuclear hippies battling with a fully automated, world-devouring factory. One gets the impression, from Jessica Bruder’s book Nomadland, that Amazon lacks a sense of humor about itself. Surprising that they’ve helped distribute a satire of their own wish-fulfillment centers, with drones delivering machine-made goods: shot down, the drones rain products like a busted piñata. Compare it to the vision of a factory’s wrath against its consumers in “Metalhead”—unleash the robot hellhounds!—and Black Mirror’s version is far more indelible. However, the Steve Buscemi-starring “Crazy Diamond” is Electric Dreams at its best. It’s based on Dick’s short story “Sales Pitch.” Director Marc Munsen, who worked with Terence Davies and Derek Jarman, weaves in a blend of human-animal crossbreeds, Monsanto’s seed policies, coastal erosion, Syd Barrett’s The Madcap Laughs, and the baroque song “Flow My Tears” (as the policeman said, according to Dick). Sidse Babett Knudsen is most sultry as a mature android seducer in a red dress zeroing in on a chump (Buscemi) who she’s trying to manipulate into saving her life. Episodes like these show that the series could improve. (Meanwhile, where are anthology shows based on J.G. Ballard and Cordwainer Smith?) In so many of Black Mirror’s dayafter-tomorrow tales, all it takes is a glowing adhesive button placed on a subject’s temple to copy and download personalities. These avatars can be sent to eternal bliss, or they can be made to languish forever in an electronic hell. Black Mirror shows us the next step forward from Second Life, from Tinder and Twitter and the fury of social-media trolls, as it wreaks its nightmares of surveillance and imprisonment. It’s clear we have the willpower to make these tales of cruelty real. All that’s lacking now is the technology. And that will be here presently.

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SPOOKY SOUNDS HXXS—pronounced “Hexes”—bring their ethereal, analog electronics to Art Boutiki.

Electric Spell

Portland duo HXXS conjure a bewitching, glitchy brew at the Art Boutiki BY MIKE HUGUENOR

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FTER SPENDING six months in San Jose, HXXS needed something to happen soon.

“It was a pretty desperate time,” says Gavin Neves. HXXS (pronounced “Hexes”) got their start in Portland, Oregon, where Neves and bandmate Jeannie Colleene met and began writing together. But just as things were picking up for them, a family emergency brought the duo back to Neves’ childhood home in the South Bay. Soon after that, they found themselves in their own emergency.

In a short span of time they were out of a label, out of a place to practice and out of a place to live. And on top of it all they were still in need of someone to help them finish the record they had been working on since before leaving Portland. Sensing that things were reaching a breaking point, Neves threw a hail Mary. With no prior contact or connections, he sent an email to L.A. experimental electronic group Liars, saying he had some music they might be interested in, and asking if frontman Angus Andrews would be willing to produce their record. It was a longshot, at best.

That night, Neves went to bed thinking that things might be up for the band. Remarkably, the next morning there was already a response. Andrews was interested, if not fully committed. He made plans to see the band live at an upcoming L.A. gig. That show that did not go as planned. “Everything went wrong,” Neves says. “Everything went so wrong.” Though HXXS make electronic music, they keep it a live experience by sculpting it all on the fly using drum machines, mixers and synthesizers, rather than just playing a loop through a laptop. That night, half of their instruments didn’t work. Cables went out, and there were no replacements. Colleene says her stomach hurts thinking about the set—an experience any performer who has had a particularly bad night can relate to. She describes the show as “very minimal and weird.” “But he didn’t care!” Neves recalls. “He thought it was the coolest thing, ’cause, I don’t know, we panicked and

we decided to make it work.” HXXS have come a long way since that disastrous show. When Liars next went out on the road, they took the group out as an opener, putting them in front of their biggest audiences yet. Andrews agreed to produce their record, the result of which is Mkdrone, HXXS’s first EP, and their first release of any kind with a label. Like their producer’s other work, it is a spare, vaguely threatening piece of electronic post-punk. However, Colleene’s sinuous vocals and breathy melodicism make it a far more immediate listen than almost any of Liars’ output. “I’m a disco fan,” Colleene says, laughing at her own sincerity. Though it’s far from disco, both Mkdrone and last year’s follow-up, Valley Fever, are surprisingly effective at mixing melody with icy, imposing electronics. Valley Fever opener “It’s Calling,” and “Widowmaker” from Mkdrone, both recall genre godfathers Suicide (Alan Vega and Martin Rev’s revolutionary electronic-punk group) with their tense repetition and spare beats, while the skittering rhythm and chronic uncertainty of “You Might Be Right” bring to mind Amnesiac-era Radiohead. Expanding boundaries has always been a part of the band’s MO, and for their upcoming show at Art Boutiki, HXXS aim to expand the boundaries of the South Bay scene by bringing together a variety of musicians and artists from around the Bay Area. The band also stressed the importance of keeping ticket costs low to make the event more accessible. “My biggest pushback had been how much people wanted to charge for an all ages show,” Neves asserts, stating that clubs were often trying to charge $10-20 a head. “A lot of the places we’ve played have been most successful either by being donationbased or free. I’m hoping this will be a push for that to happen a little more.” Whether or not it has a long-term effect on shows in San Jose, the $5 entry fee makes this show a steal, and a great opportunity to check out some of the Bay Area’s best electronic acts.

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metroactive MUSIC Madness. Thu, Jan 25, 7pm: Summit Boys. Fri, Jan 26, 8pm: Chain of Fools. Sat, Jan 27, 8pm: Monica Marquis. Los Gatos.

ART BOUTIKI

C&J’S SPORTS BAR

Thu, Jan 26, 7:30pm: The Mullen-Jones Project, Erica and Friends. Fri, Jan 27, 7:30pm: HXXS. San Jose.

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

ANGELICA’S BISTRO

Fri, Jan 26, 7pm: Private Label Band & DJ Too Tall. Sat, Jan 27, 10pm: DJ Reflecta. Los Gatos.

Thu, Jan 25, 7:30pm: Ramon G. & The Breeze. Fri, Jan 26, 8:30pm: 23rd Hour. Sat, Jan 27, 8pm: Tribute To Elvis Presley feat. George Silva and The King & Us Band. Redwood City.

CHARLEY'S LG

BACK BAR SOFA

Wed, Jan 24, 9pm: Open Mic/ Cypher featuring Shlum. Wed, Jan 24, 9pm: Room 2: Touch Bass with Clo and Cise K. Thu, Jan 25, 8pm: Kris Audio and Ben Phrases. Fri, Jan 26, 8pm: Kirko Bangz. Fri, Jan 26, 9pm: Red Room: Violet Island. Sat, Jan 27, 9pm: Red Room: Late Breaks, Can’t Complain, and Rusty Bake Machine. San Jose.

BRANHAM LOUNGE

Every Thu, 10pm: Weekend Warm-up with DJ Sean Blak. Every 2nd Fri, 10:30pm: Quality Control feat. DJ David Q. Every 4th Fri: Quality Control Dus Dave. Every 2nd and 4th Sat: Lounge Life Featuring DJ’s Krucial and Nessrock. San Jose.

JACK ROSE LIBATION HOUSE Sunday brunch, 10am–2pm. Mon–Fri, 4–6pm: Happy hour. Sun, Feb 11: SF BEER WEEK / Shmaltz Brewing. Tue, Feb 13: Abita Brewing Tasting. Thu, Feb 15: Barebottle Brewing Tasting. Fri, Feb 16: Shadow Puppet Tasting. Los Gatos.

MOUNTAIN WINERY

Sun, Jan 28, 11am: Sangria Sunday. Saratoga.

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

NUMBER ONE BROADWAY

Every Wed, 9:30pm: J.C. Smith Jam. Sat, Jan 27, 9:30pm: Johnny Neri Band. Los Gatos.

PIONEER SALOON BRIT ARMS ALMADEN

Every Wed, 10pm: DJ Hank. Every Sun, 10pm: DJ Hank. Every Tue, 10pm: PubStumpers. Thu, Jan 25, 10pm: The Last Decade. Fri, Jan 26, Super Band. Sat, Jan 27, 10pm: DJ Eternal. San Jose.

BRIT ARMS DOWNTOWN

Every Wed: DJ Remedy. Every Thu: DJ Eternal. Every Fri: DJ Radio Raheem. Every Sat: DJ Ready Rock. Every Sun: Industry Night! Every Mon: Pint Night. Every Tue: College Night. San Jose.

CARAVAN

Every Mon: Tooth and Nail DJ Night. First Tue 9:30 pm: Not So Trivial Tuesday Rock DJ Set. San Jose.

THE CATS

Every Sun, 6pm: Joe Ferrarra. Wed, Jan 24, 7pm: Acoustic

Every Sun, 4pm: Music Jam With Terry Hiatt & Brett Brown. Woodside.

THE QUARTER NOTE

Every Wed: Dave Gonzales Band. Every Thu: Vicious Groove. Every Sun: Will Roc’s Band. Every Mon: Dana’s Band. Fri, Jan 26: Up a Notch. Sat, Jan 27: Doc’s Band. Sunnyvale.

THE RITZ

Thu, Jan 25, 8pm: The Reverend Horton Heat, VooDoo Glow Skulls, Big Sandy. Mon, Jan 29, 7pm: The Toasters. San Jose.

SAN PEDRO SQUARE MARKET

Thu, Jan 25, 6pm: Bob Gonzalez Blue Rock Jam. Sat, Jan 27, 7pm: Fog City Swampers. Sun, Jan 28, 2pm: PS3. Mon, Jan 29, 6pm:

Jerry Sauceda Solo. Tue, Jan 30, 6pm: Funtouchables. San Jose.

SHERWOOD INN

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

THE X-BAR

Thu, Jan 25, 8:30pm: Burn Infinite, Dolores, I Immortal, H.A.T.E. Fri, Jan 26, 8pm: Wastewalker, Ardra, Predation, Eviscerate, Carneficina, Blazer. Sat, Jan 27, Brian Shield Memorial 2018 featuring Repulser, Accidentally Murdered, Behold the Desecration. Sun. Jan 28, 6:30pm: Intervention, Bowers, Among the First. Cupertino.

WOODHAMS LOUNGE

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

Jazz/Blues/ World AGAVE (MONTEREY ROAD)

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.

ANGELICA’S BISTRO

Wed, Jan 24, 7pm: Strictly Sinatra with JetBlacq. Fri, Jan 26, 8:30pm: 23rd Hour. Sun, Jan 28, 7pm: Mike Galisatus Big Band featuring Duane Lawrence. Tues, Jan 30, 8pm: Rebecca Yarbrough and Her Jazz Trio Dinner Show. Redwood City.

ART BOUTIKI

Thurs, Jan 25, 7pm: Jazz Jam. San Jose.

BLUE NOTE LOUNGE

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

CAFE STRITCH

Every Wed: Wax Wednesday: All Vinyl DJ Sets. Every Sunday, 7pm, The Eulipions Jazz Jam Session. Thu, Jan 25, 8:30pm: Giulio Cetto Quartet. Fri, Jan 26, 8:30pm: Leon Joyce Quartet. Sat, Jan 27, 8:30pm: Andrew Speight Quartet. Sun, Jan 28, 7pm: The Eulipions Jazz Jam Session. San Jose.

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First Fri, 8pm: Art Walk and Caffe Frascati Opera Night. Third Fri: Bossa Blue Brazilian Music Night. First Sat, 8pm: Kavanaugh Brothers Celtic Experience. Every Sun, 10am: Story Time for Kids. Fri, Jan 26, 8pm: Jazz Jam. Sat, Jan 27, 8pm: Betsy Parada. San Jose.

CAFE PINK HOUSE

Every Sat, 2pm-3:30pm: Saturday Live Music Hangout. Thu, Jan 25, 7:30pm: Kris Strom/Scott Sorkin Duo. Fri, Dec 26, 7:30pm: Claudia Villela and Vitor Goncalves Duo. Saratoga.

CASCAL

NUMBER ONE BROADWAY

Every Wed night: J.C. Smith Jam. Los Gatos.

O’FLAHERTY’S

Every Tue, 6:30pm: Irish Seisiún. San Jose.

POOR HOUSE BISTRO

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

RED ROCK COFFEE

Every Mon, 7pm: Open Mic Night. Mountain View.

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Open Mic/ Comedy ART BOUTIKI

Wed, Jan 24, 8pm: League of Comedy. San Jose.

BACK BAR

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

CAFFE FRASCATI

Every Tue, 7pm: Music Open Mic. Every Wed, 7:30pm: Commedia Comedy Night. Every Thu, 7pm: Live Lit Writers Open Mic. San Jose.

CAMERA 3 SMOKING PIG BBQ

Fri, 8pm, Sat, 7pm and 9:15pm: Comedy Sportz. San Jose.

Fri, Jan 26, 9pm: Alvon Johnson. Sat, Jan 27, 9pm: Andre Thierry performs Zydeco Music. Fremont.

CARAVAN

CLUB FOX

ST. STEPHENS GREEN

IMPROV

FLINT CENTER

C&W/Folk

Every Fri, 9:30pm & Sat, 9pm: Live Music. Sat, Jan 27, 9pm: Conjunto VibraSON. Mountain View. Every Wed: Club Fox Blues Jam. Every Fri: Salsa Spot. Redwood City. Sat, Jan 27, 8pm: Whose Live Anyway? Sun, Jan 28, 3pm: California Pops “Broadway Meets Hollywood.” Cupertino.

HEDLEY CLUB AT HOTEL DE ANZA 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. Every Fri: Latin Rock Nights. San Jose.

LITTLE LOU’S BBQ

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

LOUISIANA BISTRO

Every Thu, 7pm: Yellow Bulb Sessions. 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.

MURPHY’S LAW

Every Mon: Monday Night Blues Jam. Sunnyvale.

Every Thu, Fri, Sat, 10pm: DJ Dance Nights. Mountain View.

CITY NATIONAL CIVIC

Sat, Jan 25, 7:30pm: Justin Moore. San Jose.

MISSION PIZZA

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

ORCHARD VALLEY COFFEE 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.

Every Wed, 9pm: Caravan Lounge Comedy Show with host Mr. Walker. San Jose. Thur-Sun, Jan 25-28, 7pm: Carlos Mencia. San Jose.

LOCAL COLOR

Sat, Jan 27, 8:30pm: Adult Spelling Bee/r. San Jose

POOR HOUSE BISTRO

Every Mon, 6pm: Music open mic. San Jose.

QUARTER NOTE

Every Tue: Music open mic. Sunnyvale.

RED ROCK COFFEE CO.

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

ROOSTER T. FEATHERS

Every Wed, 8pm: New Talent Showcase. Sunnyvale. Thur, Jan 25 - Jan 28, 8pm: Joe Machi. Sunnyvale.

WOODHAMS LOUNGE EVERY MON: 9PM. COMEDY OPEN MIC WITH PETE MUNOZ. SANTA CLARA. WORKS/SAN JOSE

2nd Tue, 7pm. Well-RED poetry open mic. San Jose.

Karaoke 7 BAMBOO

SAM'S BBQ

First Tue, 6pm: Bean Creek. 2nd Tue, 6pm: Carolina Special. 2nd Wed, 6pm: Dark Hollow. 3rd Tue, 6pm: Cabin Fever. 1st/3rd Wed, 6pm: Sidesaddle and Co. 4th Wed, 6pm: Loganville. San Jose.

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

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THE BEARS

LILLY MAC’S

Every Sun, 4pm: Spanish Karaoke. San Jose. Fri, 9pm: w/DJ Rob. San Jose.

BLUE MAX

Fri: Karaoke Fridays. Sunnyvale.

BLUE PHEASANT

Tue, 8pm. Cupertino.

BOGART’S LOUNGE

Wed, 9pm. Sunnyvale.

BOULEVARD TAVERN

Sun, Mon, Thu, 8:30pm: KOR Karaoke. Mountain View. Thu, 9:30pm: w/DJ Izzy. Sunnyvale.

MARIANI’S

APPARITION

Thu, 9pm: Club Lido. San Jose.

AURA LOUNGE

Wed-Sun: DJs and Dancing. San Jose.

AVERY LOUNGE

Thu, 8pm. Santa Clara.

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

NORMANDY HOUSE LOUNGE

BRANHAM LOUNGE

Fri-Sat, 10pm. Santa Clara.

OASIS

Wed-Sun 9pm. Sunnyvale.

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

CARDIFF LOUNGE

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

OFF THE HOOK

Wed, 9pm. Campbell.

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

BRIT ARMS ALMADEN

THE OFFICE BAR & GRILL

CHARLEY'S LG

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

Tue, 9pm. TJ The DJ. Sunnyvale.

BRIT ARMS CUPERTINO

Every Mon, 9pm. San Jose.

Sun-Tue, 10pm. Cupertino.

BRIT ARMS DOWNTOWN

Every Wed: w/Neebor. San Jose.

CARAVAN

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

C&J’S SPORTS BAR

O’FLAHERTY’S IRISH PUB PLAZA GARIBALDI

Every Thurs, 7pm-9pm. San Jose.

THE QUARTER NOTE

LIQUID

Every Mon, 8pm. Woodside. Every Tue. Sunnyvale.

RED STAG LOUNGE

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

Thu, 9pm-1am. Santa Clara.

GALAXY

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

SHERWOOD INN

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

THREE FLAMES RESTAURANT Sun-Thur, 8pm. San Jose.

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

GILROY BOWL

Fri-Sat, 9pm. Gilroy.

Every Tue, 10pm. Willow Glen.

WOODHAMS LOUNGE Fri-Sat, 9:30pm-1:30am. Willow Glen.

KATIE BLOOM’S

Wed & Sun, 9:30pm-1:30am. Campbell.

KHARTOUM

Every Wed & Thur, 10pm-1:30am. Campbell.

LOFT BAR AND BISTRO

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.

SAN JOSE BAR & GRILL

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

ST. STEPHENS GREEN WILLOW DEN

THE GOOSETOWN LOUNGE

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

NORMANDY HOUSE LOUNGE

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS ORDERSTATEMENT TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME #637266 The followingCASE person(s) is (are) doing17CV316632 business as: Bella Aroma, NAME, NUMBER: 1765 Scott Blvd., Suite 105, Santa Clara, CA, 95050, Noppadon TO ALL1980 INTERESTED Petitioner (name): Yoskaew, Curtis Street,PERSONS: #7, Berkeley, CA, 94705. This Aidan Zahid a decree changing business is beingHussain conductedfor by an individual. Registrantnames began transacting business under the fictitious name or as follows: Present name: Aidanbusiness Zahid Hussain. names listed herein 12/01/2017. /s/Noppadon Yoskaew. This Proposed name:onAidan Zahid Huxley. THE COURT statement filedallwith the County Clerk of Santa Clara County ORDERSwas that persons interested in this matter on 01/02/2018. (pub Metro 01/24, 01/31, 02/07, 02/14/2018)

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appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for NOTICE PETITION change ofOF name should notTO beADMINISTER granted. Any person objectingOF to the name change described above must ESTATE RONALD GALLANT, AKA file a written objection that includes the reasons RONALD THOMAS GALLANT. CASE NO. for the objection at least two court days before the 1-17-PR-182266 matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at hearing to showcreditors, cause why the petition should Tothe all heirs, beneficiaries contingent creditors, and persons may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or not bewho granted. If no written objection is timely both of: Ronald Gallant, Ronald Gallant.A Petition filed, the court mayaka grant theThomas petition without a for Probate has been filed by: James J. Ramoni, Public Administrator hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: January 9, 2018 at of the Santa Clara County in the Superior Court of California, 8:45 am, roomCLARA. 107 Probate filed October 3, that: 2017 County of: SANTA The Petition for on: Probate requests (pubJ Ramoni, dates: 10/11, 10/25,of11/01/2017) James Public10/18, Administrator Santa Clara County be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the FICTITIOUS BUSINESS estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many NAME STATEMENT #634514 action without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very actions, however,isthe personal representative Theimportant following person(s) (are) doing business as: will be required to give interested persons unless they Van’s Gift Shop & notice Pure to Water, 2380 Senter Road, have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The San Jose, CA, 95112, Thanh Van Thi Pham, Vu Anh independent administration authority will be granted unless an Nguyen,person 3078files Warrington Jose,andCA, 95127. interested an objectionAve,, to theSan petition shows Thiscause business being conducted by aauthority.A Married good why theiscourt should not grant the hearing on Registrant the petition will heldyet in this court as follows: Couple. hasbenot begun transacting March 23, 2018 at 9 a.m. Dept. 12 located at 191 NORTH business under theinfictitious business name FIRST or STREET, SAN JOSE, CA, 95113. IF YOU OBJECT to the of names listed herein. /s/Vu Nguyen. This granting statement the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara objections or file written objections with the court before the CountyYour onappearance 09/20/2017. 10/18, 10/25, hearing. may(pub be inMetro person 10/11, or by your attorney. If11/01/2017) you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later BUSINESS ofFICTITIOUS either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) NAME STATEMENT of the California Probate Code, or634695 (2) 60 days from the date of The following (are) doingunder business as: mailing or personalperson(s) delivery tois you of a notice section 9052 the California Probate Code. OtherWay, California statutes CA, Yogaof Inside Out, 1460 Kingfisher Sunnyvale, and legal Nikki authority may affect rights as creditor. You may 94087, Wong. This your business is abeing conducted want to consult with anRegistrant attorney knowledgeable in California law. by an Individual. began transacting You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person businessinunder theyou fictitious name or names interested the estate, may filebusiness with the court a Request for listedNotice herein(DE-154) on 10/11/2012. of previous Special of the filingRefile of an inventory and file appraisal with changes. /s/Nikki Wong. This statement of#569481 estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Codewith section A Request was filed the1250. County ClerkforofSpecial SantaNotice Claraform isCounty availableon from the court clerk. Attorney of petitioner: Mark A. 10/06/2017. (pub Metro 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, Gonzalez, Lead Deputy County Counsel, OFFICE OF THE COUNTY 11/01/2017) COUNSEL, 373 West Julian Street, San Jose, CA, 95110 408-7584200 (Pub CC 01/17, 01/24, 01/31)

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: T T Flip To Win, LLC, 2077 Flintfield Dr., San Jose, CA, 95148. This business is being conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 12/27/2017. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Tuan Troung. President. #201736110196. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 12/28/2017. (pub Metro 01/17, 01/24, 01/31, 02/07/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #636585 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 14080 Blossom Hill Rd., Los Gatos, CA, 95032, RHY Inc, 16975 Malaga Dr., Morgan Hill, CA, 95037. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 12/06/2017. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Yadwinder Singh. President. #4055724. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 12/06/2017. (pub Metro 01/03, 01/10, 01/17, 01/24/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #637571 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Nam Vang, 2477 Alvin Ave., San Jose, CA, 95121, N Vang Restaurant Inc. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 01/01/2018. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Vicky Wong. President. #C4092606. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 01/09/2018. (pub Metro , 01/17, 01/24, 01/31, 02/07/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #635906 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Massage Envy, 581 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, CA, 95035, Gayathri Ventures Inc., 2631 Meta Dr., San Jose, CA, 95130. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 11/13/2017. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Ramakrishna Vedula. President. #4069043. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 11/13/2017. (pub Metro 11/29, 12/06, 12/13, 12/20/2017)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #637686 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Diligence Athletics, 7007 Realm Dr., Unit B5, San Jose, CA, 95119, Peter Nguyen, 11321 Hale Ave., Morgan Hill, CA, 95037. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 01/11/2018. /s/Peter Nguyen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 01/11/2018. (pub Metro 01/24, 01/31, 02/07, 02/14/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #637887 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Colorflow Paintings, 721 Emerson Ct., San Jose, CA, 95126, Craig Thomas Sereda. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant has not yet began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Craig Sereda. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 01/18/2017. (pub Metro 01/24, 01/31, 02/07, 02/14/2018)

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Anders Haugen

competed for the U.S. as a ski jumper in the 1924 Winter Olympics. Although he was an accomplished athlete who had previously set a world record for distance, he won no medals at the games. But wait! Fifty years later, a sports historian discovered that there had a been a scoring mistake back in 1924. In fact, Haugen had done well enough to win the bronze medal. The mistake was rectified, and he finally got his long-postponed award. I foresee a comparable development happening in your life, Aries. Recognition or appreciation you deserved to have received some time ago will finally come your way.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In 1899, Sobhuza II became king of Swaziland even though he was less than 5 months old. He kept his job for the next 82 years, and along the way managed to play an important role when his nation gained independence from the colonial rule of the United Kingdom. These days you may feel a bit like Sobhuza did when he was still in diapers, Taurus: not sufficiently prepared or mature for the greater responsibilities that are coming your way. But just as he received competent help in his early years from his uncle and grandmother, I suspect you’ll receive the support you'll need to ripen. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In my ideal world, dancing and singing wouldn't be luxuries practiced primarily by professionals. They would be regular occurrences in our daily routines. We'd dance and sing whenever we needed a break from the numbing trance. We'd whirl and hum to pass the time. We would greet each other with an interpretive movement and a little tune. In schools, dance and song would be a standard part of the curriculum—as important as math and history. That's my utopian dream, Gemini. What's yours? In accordance with the astrological omens, I urge you to identify the soul medicine you'd love to incorporate into your everyday regimen. Then go ahead and incorporate it! It's time for you to get more aggressive about creating the world you want to live in. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Psychology pioneer

Carl Jung believed that most of our big problems can never be fully solved. And that's actually a good thing. Working on them keeps us lively, in a state of constant transformation. It ensures we don't stagnate. I generally agree with Jung's high opinion of our problems. We should indeed be grateful for the way they impel us to grow. However, I think that's irrelevant for you right now. Why? Because you have an unprecedented opportunity to solve and graduate from a major long-running problem. So no, don't be grateful for it. Get rid of it. Say goodbye to it forever.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Between now and March

21, you will be invited, encouraged and pushed to deepen your understanding of intimate relationships. You will have the chance to learn much, much more about how to create the kind of togetherness that both comforts and inspires you. Will you take advantage of this eight-week opportunity? I hope so. You may imagine that you have more pressing matters to attend to. But the fact is that cultivating your relationship skills would transform you in ways that would best serve those other pressing matters.

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protests broke out in Mashhad, Iran's secondlargest city. Why? The economy had been gradually worsening. Inflation was slowly but surely exacting a toll. Unemployment was increasing. But one of the immediate triggers for the uprising was a 40-percent hike in the price of eggs. It focused the Iranian people's collective angst and galvanized a dramatic response. I'm predicting a comparable sequence in your personal future, Virgo. A specific irritant will emerge, motivating you to stop putting up with trends that have been subtly bothering you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the late 1980s, Budweiser used a bull terrier to promote its Bud Light beer in commercials. The dog, who became mega-famous, was presented as a rich, macho party animal named Spuds MacKenzie. The ad campaign was successful, boosting sales 20 percent. But the truth was that the actor playing Spuds was a female dog whose owners called her Evie. To earn money, the poor creature, who was born under the sign of Libra, was forced to

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assume a false identity. To honor Evie's memory, and in alignment with current astrological omens, I urge you human Libras to strip away any layers of false identity you've been pressured to acquire. Be your Real Self—to the max.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The giant panda is a

bear native to China. In the wild, its diet is 99 percent bamboo. But bamboo is not an energy-rich food, which means the creature has to compensate by consuming 20 to 30 pounds of the stuff every day. Because it's so busy gathering its sustenance, the panda doesn't have time to do much socializing. I mention this, Scorpio, because I want to offer up the panda as your anti-power animal for the coming weeks. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you should have a diversified approach to getting your needs met—not just in regards to food, but in every other way as well. Variety is not just the spice of life; it's the essence.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You're the star

of the "movie" that endlessly unfolds in your imagination. There may be a number of other lead actors and actresses, but few if any have your luster and stature. You also have a supporting cast, as well as a full complement of extras. To generate all the adventure you need, your story needs a lot of dramatis personae. In the coming weeks, I suggest that you be alert for certain minor characters who are primed to start playing a bigger role in your narrative. Consider the possibility of inviting them to say and do more to advance the plot.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Thirty-five miles per

hour is typically the highest speed attained by the U.S. Navy's Nimitz-class aircraft carriers. That's not very fast. On the other hand, each ship's engine generates 190 megawatts, enough to provide the energy needs of 140,000 houses, and can go more than 20 years without refueling. If you don't mind, I'm going to compare you to one of those aircraft carriers during the next four weeks. You may not be moving fast, but you will have maximum stamina and power.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The pawpaw is a tasty fruit that blends the flavors of mango, banana and melon. But you rarely find it in grocery stores. One reason is that the fruit ripens very fast after being picked. Another is that the pollination process is complicated. In response to these issues, a plant scientist named Neal Peterson has been trying to breed the pawpaw to be more commercially viable. Because of his work, cultivated crops have finally begun showing up at some farmers markets. I'd like to see you undertake metaphorically similar labors in 2018, Aquarius. I think you'll have good luck at developing rough potentials into more mature forms of expression. You'll have skill at turning unruly raw materials into more useful resources. Now is a great time to begin.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): An iceberg is a huge chunk of ice that has cracked away from a glacier and drifted off into the open sea. Only 9 percent of it is visible above the waterline. The underwater part, which is most of the iceberg, is basically invisible. You can't know much about it just by looking at the top. This is an apt metaphor for life itself. Most everyone and everything we encounter is 91 percent mysterious or hidden or inaccessible to our conscious understanding. That's the weird news, Pisces. The good news is that during the next three weeks you will have an unprecedented ability to get better acquainted with the other 91 percent of anything or anyone you choose to explore. Homework: Imagine that you're still alive in 2090. What's your life like? Testify at Freewillastrology.com.

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HEN CHRISTIANE Clark stumbled upon the destruction of old wooden railway ties beneath Franklin Street in Santa Clara, she thought of Berlin. Leftovers from San Jose’s old Peninsular Railway system aroused her passion for local history, so much that the intersection of Franklin and Lafayette made her think of the book-burning memorial in Berlin’s Bebelplatz. Earlier this month, construction crews were working on the section of

Franklin Street going eastward from Lafayette into Santa Clara University property. SCU recently purchased the street from the city in order to create a landscaped pedestrian lane that would accent some of the newer campus buildings. But as crews dug up the pavement, they discovered old wooden railway ties still buried underneath the asphalt, leftover from the old Santa Clara trolley line in the early 20th century. Back during the Peninsular Railway era, electrified streetcars were the most common way for people to crisscross the valley. The line to Alum Rock Park was insanely popular,

for example. Another line went all the way down Stevens Creek to Cupertino, passing through what was mostly orchards and farmland. Other lines went to Willow Glen, Los Gatos, and Saratoga. People who lived in the outer regions were often cannery workers or lumbermen. The Santa Clara line was almost 9 miles long. According to an old 1924 schedule, it ran every 10 minutes, daily. Beginning at Franklin and Jefferson, the route went down Franklin, straight through what’s now Franklin Mall, that is, past what’s now Blinky’s Can’t Say and then eventually to the corner formerly occupied by The Hut before turning southward on The Alameda. From there, it proceeded to Santa Clara Street and then all the way to East San Jo, essentially connecting the nuns at Carmelite Monastery to the Alum Rock area. What a journey. Toward the end of the ’20s, though, trolley cars declined in both quality and popularity. After the rise of car culture and ever widening roads, the streetcar system finally

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COVERED TRACKS A local history buff hoped to preserve some of the old railroad ties that recently surfaced during construction on Franklin Street in Santa Clara.

died a natural death in 1933. That year the San Jose Mercury-Herald even ran an obituary equating the demise of the Peninsular Railway Co. to the loss of an old friend. When Clark saw the construction crew inspecting the railway ties, she immediately suggested a great idea. Instead of discarding them, why not leave the ties in place and then when repaving the street, install glass portholes allowing people to look down through the concrete at the ties. This is similar to the book burning memorial in Berlin, at which a glass plate is set into the concrete— the site where the Nazis burned books in 1933—allowing pedestrians to look down into an empty underground library of sorts. Unfortunately, the construction crew working on Franklin Street was instructed to rip out the wooden ties altogether. They were not even saved. Clark emigrated to the U.S. from Germany, where she once lived in a house more than 400 years old. She eventually wound up in East San Jose, where she spent the past 40 years of her life and developed an interest in local history, including the old trolley line that ran out of Alum Rock Park. “I loved walking in Alum Rock Park and admiring all the left over trestles from the trolley,” she said in a recent phone call. “When we moved to San Jose in ’68, for me to attend San Jose State, there was even still the swimming pool out there.” Clark now lives in Santa Clara but remains in tune with Alum Rock Park history. She has a framed painting of Penitencia Creek on the wall at her house. “When I wake up, I’m looking at Alum Rock Park,” she said. “So I’m very connected.” All may not be lost, however. As Franklin Street continues into SCU, much of the pavement still remains, under which might exist more old railway ties. Clark thinks a memorial should be implemented, allowing people to gaze through the ground and into what lies below. “Just think of all those students that could look down and say, ‘What’s this?’” Clark said. “When I was there the last time, there was two blonde young women, one from L.A. and one from Wisconsin. And I said, ‘Do you know what was here?’ They had no idea. They were students. They walked right by.”


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SYCHOLOGISTS CALL A song that gets stuck in your head an “earworm.” I have a similar issue, but it usually pertains to food. So, when a co-worker told me about a delicious Nepalese dinner he had just enjoyed the night before, I could no longer focus on anything else. Imagine my co-worker’s surprise—and chagrin—when four hours later we found ourselves right where he was the previous night, at San Pedro Square Market in front of Urban Momo, the 3-month-old halal Nepalese food stand.

Nepalese food is a bit of a mystery to most diners, as they wonder is it Chinese? Is it Indian? The answer: yes. Nepalese food is one of the original fusions, as the landlocked country of Nepal became a delicious nexus for Chinese, Indian and Tibetan cuisine. Their most famous dish, by far, has to be the momo, which is a tasty steamed dumpling filled with all manner of savory and spicy goodies. There are quite a few momo food trucks and pop-up stands throughout the South Bay, but a brick-and-mortar location is quite the rarity. Wanting to try an assortment of their chow, we ordered up a serving of half chicken, half veggie momos ($11.99); chicken khaja set ($12.99); chicken pakoras ($7) and lastly a mango lassi ($4) to help quench the fire. The chicken pakora came out first, and the breading was fried crisp but a bit too thick for my liking. However, I did enjoy how thinly they sliced the chicken pieces, as it made it almost flaky—like a nice whitefish. The chicken khaja set was by far the most interesting dish of the night as it’s served with flattened rice and roasted soybeans. The flattened rice was, um, interesting to say the least. It has a distinct crunch and texture that needs to be tried at least once. The roasted soybeans were toasted and had a nice crunch and flavor. The chicken khaja was a delightful, Indian-spiced dish with tandoori chicken and fresh ginger that produced a symphony of flavors on the taste buds. Lastly, their signature momos came out freshly steamed and served with a tomato-based achar dipping sauce. The skin on their momos was thick but had a nice density to it, and the fillings were delightful. The chicken was juicy and flavorful, but the veggie was by far the runaway winner; stuffed full of cabbage, garlic, ginger and a spice blend that was, well, spicy. When combined with the achar, it really went from great to fantastic, as it helped blend all the flavors nicely. Earworms in the form of song can be difficult to squash, but in the form of food they can easily—and deliciously—be vanquished in no time. —John Dyke

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