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Untrustworthy Nearly two months after turning himself in to authorities on charges of pilfering $30,000 of bond campaign money, Franklin-McKinley School District trustee JOHN LINDNER, 55, remains on the board. That makes it more than a little awkward for at least a couple of his colleagues, trustees RUDY RODRIGUEZ and OMAR TORRES. While recognizing Lindner’s right to due process, Torres and Rodriguez say they’d like to see him step down if only to restore the public’s trust in the district and avoid the prospect of undermining future bond campaigns. “I think he should resign,” Torres says. “Absolutely.” Rodriguez agrees. “Inside of me, I kind of cringe when we have a vote on a budget or money issue,” he says. “I mean, we voted to censure him, but that’s really all we can do because he’s an elected official.” Trustees THANH TRAN and GEORGE SANCHEZ made no such demand in recent board sessions and did not respond to Fly’s requests for comment by press time. Of course, without a conviction, Lindner remains legally innocent. But Rodriguez’s and Torres’ They Did plea for Lindner to give up his seat is gaining What? some support from SEND TIPS TO constituents. A Change. FLY@ org petition imploring METRONEWS. COM Lindner to call it quits was launched this past Monday. Though it got off to a slow start—with only a dozen electronic signatures by press time Tuesday—the author, JAIME ESCALANTE, plans to make a big publicity boost in the days leading up to Lindner’s next court hearing on Feb. 20. When reached by phone on Tuesday, Lindner declined to comment and referred questions to his attorney, CHRISTOPHER SCHUMB, who took a message and then never called back. So it’s unclear whether Lindner plans to weather the storm from his perch on the board, or to bow out and let his colleagues appoint someone to finish out the rest of his term.

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NO WARNING Amanda Hawes is the attorney representing 150 flood victims in a lawsuit contending that local public agencies failed to properly warn them of the deluge that caused Coyote Creek to spill its banks in 2017.

After the Flood San Jose flood victims demand their day in court BY JENNIFER WADSWORTH


AMES MCCLURE enlisted in the Air Force in 1952, just four years after President Harry S. Truman issued an executive order to desegregate the military. Over the ensuing decades of his career, McClure—an African American raised in the post-Depression, Jim Crow South—penned letters to his family from deployment out of state or abroad.

He chronicled the places he traveled, the things he learned in training and the discrimination he experienced as a black man—despite the military’s formal desegregation. He wrote about missing his wife, Joyce, and instructed their children to take care of her in his absence. He wrote short stories that taught his sons and daughters the art of narrative. As a record of a young family and a pivotal point for race relations in America, the lovingly archived correspondence might have eventually wound up in a museum. McClure died from heart disease a

year shy of his 50th birthday, just five years after retiring as decorated master sergeant. Those missives went from his wife to their son, Mark McClure, who kept them in a box within a bin atop a shelf inside a storage shed behind his house on 20th Street in San Jose. Then the flood hit. Almost exactly a year ago, the Anderson Dam overflowed from weeks of heavy rains, rushed through Coyote Creek and inundated low-lying neighborhoods along its banks. The deluge tore through Mark’s backyard in the Olinder neighborhood and into his shed, where it toppled the shelves, popped open the bin and hurled the elder McClure’s letters into the filthy water. “The letters entrusted to me to keep safe,” Mark says, “were reduced to a pile of disintegrating mush in a puddle of ink.” Had he known even an hour beforehand of the coming flood, Mark, 54, could have stowed the letters in a safe place. Now, he’s one of about 150 victims poised to sue

belongings exacerbated her lupus, causing flare-ups that put her at higher risk of ending up on kidney dialysis. “I will now have to watch my health much more closely due to a flood that could have been prevented,” she says. The flood took a physical toll on Lopez’s neighbor, A. Huynh, too. The Rock Springs resident of more than three decades contracted a virus at the Seven Trees Community Center emergency shelter after the flood. The symptoms—fainting, coughing up blood, an ulcer—lasted for weeks and resulted in a hospital visit with a $5,240 tab. Four months after the flood, Huynh’s landlord jacked up rent by 50 percent. To this day, Huynh continues to rent a room on the city’s dime because the apartment isn’t yet legally habitable. “Every day I am stressed and have migraines,” Huynh says. “I am so worried about how I can replace all the stuff that I lost due to the flood. I am depressed every day and cannot concentrate on other things.” For 10-year-old Roma Smith, the sudden surge of water that turned the street outside her family’s Olinder home into a river left a lasting anxiety. “If it rains I get scared,” she says, standing outside her home on 20th Street. “Being in a drought makes me feel safer.” Several of the plaintiffs questioned whether their neighborhoods would have been left so vulnerable if they were affluent. “It seems to me that disasters like this flood usually don’t happen to the upscale West Siders because the authorities take the very steps to protect them and their property that were not taken during the Coyote Creek flood of 2017—and also for the earlier floods in 1997 and 1983,” Mark McClure says. Roma’s dad, high school math teacher Geordie Smith, says several of his neighbors had to move away for good after the flood. Some couldn’t come back because the landlords jacked up their rents or lagged on fixing the damage. Others were saddled with crippling repair costs, of which flood insurance covered only a fraction. People who owned their homes outright and weren’t required to insure their homes in the first place were slapped with bills in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. “If the dam and creek were managed better,” he says, “this wouldn’t have happened.”

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the city of San Jose, the Santa Clara Valley Water District and Santa Clara County for failing to protect residents from flooding and failure to notify them of the impending disaster. “People should have been given a fair warning,” says Amanda Hawes, the attorney representing the plaintiffs, who are seeking millions of dollars in compensation. The lawsuit, which has yet to be filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court, comes after nearly 400 victims of the President’s Day flood last year filed claims for about $18 million damages. They say that the defendant agencies failed to properly design and maintain its storm sewers, flapper valves along the river and the park in Rock Springs. They contend that the agencies failed to establish and supervise emergency shelters and failed to provide housing for low-income families. Last year’s flood was predictable and preventable, Hawes says. Every single time the Anderson Dam has overflowed since its construction in 1950, Coyote Creek has spilled its banks. The water district should have done more to convey the urgency of the situation to the city, which is the agency responsible for sounding the alarm during emergencies. And the city should have issued evacuation orders before the water was lapping at people’s front doors in the Rock Springs neighborhood, where hundreds of people were displaced— some of them permanently. Dick Santos, chairman of the water district board, says his heart goes out to the many people impacted by the disaster last year but that his agency has since taken “many positive actions” to reduce the risk of future floods. County Counsel James Williams calls it “unfortunate” that the county is included in the litigation, and city attorney Rick Doyle echoes his defense. Though Rock Springs resident Samantha Lopez, 25, counts herself lucky because her family had a place to stay for the few months it took to make their apartment habitable again, other people fared far worse. “Some people are still displaced, even a year later,” she says. But Lopez says she deals with the consequences of the water district’s incompetence and the city’s inaction to this day. The stress of being forced out of her home with no chance to retrieve her medication or any other

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BOOK Pop culture has long given men a pass for bad behavior, but the rules are changing

STUDY UP The roguish antics millennials grew up absorbing on film and TV don’t fly anymore.


ROM HARVEY WEINSTEIN’s desperate email to his industry bros asking for a “second chance,” to Kevin Spacey’s tone-deaf, “I now choose to live as a gay man” deflection, to Louis C.K.’s insistence on using the word “dick” in his apology letter, it seems that just about every Hollywood hotshot called out for sexual assault, harassment and misconduct has missed the mark when attempting to make amends. But can we really blame these men?

Well, yes. Of course we can. And we should—and will. But if the #MeToo movement is to amount to more than a collection of crushed careers and deflated male egos, our culture needs to undergo a larger paradigm shift. And that starts with men—like me—recognizing how we got here to begin with; and, more important, what we can do to move away from and reject the societal currents that have spurred, exacerbated and even celebrated toxic masculinity. Given that this all started with

the toppling of a Hollywood studio mogul—and considering how many movie stars and television personalities have been swept up in its wake—it serves to take a look back at how movies and television have helped to mold and uphold the patriarchy. As a millennial, born in 1985, I can personally attest that many of the films, TV shows and books that have served as cultural touchstones over the course of my life shaped my views on sex, courtship and gender norms. Now, in the wake of #MeToo, I—and

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BYE BYE BOOMBOX Lloyd Dobler’s ‘In Your Eyes’ stunt was meant to be romantic, but was it? my fellow millennial males—find that some of the titles we grew up on may seem more than a little dated.

Say Anything 1989

BEASTLY It’s not cool to lock women in your castle.

In this John Cusack-starring romantic dramedy, Cusack’s character Lloyd Dobler invades his ex-girlfriend’s personal space (and her parents’ private property)—blaring Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” on a boombox, which he has thrust defiantly over his head. Is this plucky persistence or something creepier?

Beauty & The Beast 1991

Boys and girls alike have plenty of icky cues to take away from this film. For starters, Belle must choose

between a stalker, Gaston—who can eat an alarming number of eggs, by the way—and a brooding, ill-tempered, man-bear-buffalo, who holds her prisoner. Furthermore, changing the beast’s nasty demeanor seems to be wholly on our wouldbe princess’s shoulders. He can be redeemed only with true love’s kiss.

Swingers 1996

This Vince Vaughn- and Jon Favreaustarring buddy comedy may have been a genuine attempt to goose a little confidence into too-timid young men. If it was, too many shy guys missed the point. The movie is far too easily misinterpreted as a celebration of predatory misogyny—literally, one of the film’s most famous scenes


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imagines Favreau’s character as a bear and Heather Graham, a wouldconquest, as his prey. There is a clear line to be drawn between Swingers and the pickup artist that would emerge in the early 2000s.

High Fidelity 2000

Anchorman 2004

Just as many of the men who are now associated with the alt-right were once called “South Park Republicans,” it’s inevitable that plenty of young bros failed to read the rampant sexism in this movie as a lampooning of old social mores—interpreting it instead as a kind of hilarious fart joke. I’ll never apologize for liking Anchorman,

It would be hard to overemphasize how large John Cusack films loom in this whole mess. In so many of his roles, Cusack plays a misunderstood underdog—the kind of dude guys are sure they are. If only she could see how intelligent, witty and sensitive Cusack’s record store owner and DJ Rob Gordon is, she would leave that goober and get with him. But is he really a true romantic, or unbalanced? When he stands outside an ex’s loft, in the rain, shouting “Charlie! You fucking bitch! Let’s work it out,” TRUE BUFFOON Don’t be Ron Burgundy. the answer is pretty clear.



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but the womanizing antics of Ron Burgundy, Champ Kind and Brian Fantana aren’t to be admired. Consider this movie a template for how not to behave in the workplace.

The Pickup Artist 2006

It all came to a ghastly, Jamiroquaitop-hatted head with the VH1 show The Pickup Artist—a reality show where ridiculously dressed men attempted to teach poorly dressed men how to be more attractive and interesting, and how to avoid “the friend zone.” This mostly involved a technique known as “negging,” or intentionally being mean to women in the hopes that this would somehow make them more attracted to the poor saps on the show. Informed by tactics detailed in Swingers and the Tucker Max book I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell—among other dubious sources—this show, and the cultural moment it seized upon, represent the worst in our collective nature. Unfortunately it hit airwaves at a time when a sizeable chunk of the millennial

cohort (born 1981 to 1997) were between adolescence and adulthood.

500 Days of Summer 2009

While this Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt vehicle does perpetuate the misguided ideal of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl, at least at the end of the film, our hopeless romantic seems to have truly moved on and appears to be genuine when he tells Summer that he hopes she’s happy. Rolling into the 2010s, it would seem that some progress is being made.

The Mindy Project 2012

Though other rom-com shows have featured strong leadingwomen—Will & Grace comes to mind—The Mindy Project feels like a turning point. While certainly very twee, here we have a professional woman of color pursuing love and sex on her own terms. This show,


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followed by other female-centered romantically driven shows, like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, served as primers to our current cultural moment.

Fifty Shades of Grey 2015

When Fifty Shades went from the page to the big screen, it brought S&M into the mainstream. But experienced BDSM practitioners made a point of distancing themselves from the depiction of their sexual subculture in the wildly popular franchise. Combining sex and pain requires a level of self-awareness, communication and emotional maturity, but Anastasia and Christian’s relationship is divorced from that kind of context. Before Ana even consents to being Christian’s submissive, her new beau stalks her, tracks her movements through her mobile phone and computer, limits her social interaction and finally gets her to sign away her

physical autonomy through threats and intimidation. From then on, Anastasia at times has sex because she’s too shy to speak up or because she’s afraid of losing Christian. While sexual domination and abuse can appear similar, they are very different. The 50 Shades books and the movies make no attempt to distinguish between the two.

I Love You, Daddy 2017

What was set to be another movie about powerful, artistic men pulling beautiful young women into their orbit through their mental prowess turned into a cautionary tale for all those who would continue to perpetuate the status quo in Hollywood. Louis C.K.’s film, which had premiered to some favorable reviews at the Toronto Film Festival, lost its distribution deal after a number of women spoke out about C.K.’s exhibitionism.

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SEX POSITIVE The women behind the ‘Shameless Sex’ podcast say there’s nothing to be ashamed of.

The Shame Exorcists Sex educator and boss-queen sex toy mogul broadcast relationship tools and sex-positivity every Tuesday on ‘Shameless Sex’ podcast BY MARIA GRUSAUSKAS


HE ONLY THING better than crashing Amy Baldwin and April Lampert’s date night with a recorder last week was cracking open an adult beverage and listening back to it later. In person, the creators of the Santa Cruzbased Shameless Sex podcast, which has dropped every week since last June, are just as they are on air: unscripted, open-minded, intelligent, and freaking hilarious. Only hotter.

With 36 episodes and a five-star rating on iTunes under their belts, the podcasters’ premise is “two best friends who make our own rules about who we are as sexual beings.” And while the sex-positive movement may be familiar to the podcast’s majority of California listeners, it is revolutionary in some other parts of the country. Downloads are popping up in the Southern and Midwestern states, as well as in Europe, Asia and Africa. “We get emails from people every week saying that we’re


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changing their lives just by talking openly about sex. They’ve never heard women do that before,” says Lampert, 35. “I get emotionally charged and activated when I read them. I feel good. And if something feels this good, you want to continue doing it.” While they usually record at Lampert’s house, the shameless duo has also kept up their weekly schedule from hotel rooms around the country, their car, Amsterdam’s red-light district (episodes 22 and 23), and a steaming hot kitchen in the Caribbean (episode 5 on casual sex, which features their first guest, sex eductor Reid Mihalko, who gave a workshop titled “Blow Job Grad School” in Santa Cruz.) But the podcast’s appeal goes beyond the thrill of racy topics, sex tips, relationship tools and prominent guests like Christopher Ryan (episode 32), co-author of Sex At Dawn and self-proclaimed shame exorcist in various charged topics on his podcast Tangentially Speaking. Unlike more mainstream sex podcasts, like Guys We Fucked—also hosted by two empowered females, albeit comedians—Shameless Sex places its emphasis on no-bullshit education, with a hard rule of no shame. “There’s no hierarchy in shame,” says Baldwin, 32, a sex educator, somatic sex and relationship coach and co-owner of the downtown sex shop Pure Pleasure, which she opened with her mother in 2008. “Something that one person thinks is really tiny, it can be really huge for someone else.” Nobody’s saying it’s easy, but once people eradicate shame, by exposing it—to a trusted friend or partner, or, say, in an email to a podcast—a weight is lifted, she says. “And all of a sudden they can see themselves for who they really are, and finally be able to live and express that.” From desiring more than one lover (try episode 33 on nonmonogamy with Celeste Hirschman of Somatica), to the location or frequency of masturbation and porn-watching, to sexless marriages, relationship anarchy, abusive relationships, STDs, cheating, being cheated on, fetishes, internet dates who turn into ghosts, abortion,

going places in the bedroom one’s never gone before—the list goes on—the underlying message to all of the questions that pile into the podcast’s email account, says Baldwin, is “Am I normal?” “People want permission to know that they’re OK,” says Lampert. “And it’s like, yeah, you’re OK. Don’t worry about it.” That said, obviously some urges are not OK—and are, in fact, illegal—and they’re prepared to meet those not with shame, but with resources for getting help. The podcasters’ charismatic synergy—Baldwin is the grounded yin to Lampert’s more frenetic yang—is a sisterly bond that began 10 years ago, when they met waitressing at a restaurant and found they shared the gene for talking openly about their sexuality. The mission is to help and empower, which is why, if you’re alone on Valentine’s Day, or going through a breakup, Baldwin and Lampert recommend getting back to your tribal roots and surround yourself with your friends— community is the best medicine. Invest in yourself, celebrate you, and get off social media. “Give yourself at least one week and then maybe two. I did a couple of months, and it was liberating. I turned off my cable, and fully immersed myself in learning and bettering my brain,” says Lampert, who along with Baldwin is constantly digesting books and other podcasts. The podcast medium is a treasure trove for anyone seeking to better themselves, and being single can be the most empowering time for self-actualization. While Shameless Sex remains a passion project for now, it seems to be striking the right chord at the right time. “We’re in this era of questioning what we’ve always been taught,” says Baldwin. “People are starting to learn that there are these people lobbying with a whole bunch of money around politics and around our health, and we’re starting to hear more about it in podcasts and on the news. So I do think we’re at a turning point in women’s rights. My hope is that in 30 years we’ll look back at this time and see it as the new ’60s.” More info at

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Wed, 8am, Free Dr. Martin Luther King Library, San Jose The San Jose Peace and Justice Center presents a new exhibit focused on the art of social unrest. The event will feature a collection of almost 30 silkscreened posters, some of which date back to the 1960s— including works of art created for the civil rights and anti-war movements. Through these prints, a larger narrative emerges, painting a picture of more than 50 years of protest. The show also features new additions to the Peace and Justice Center’s collection, including a print focused on the surge of protests in the Trump era. (YK)

SHAKESPEARE, HIS WIFE & THE DOG Wed, 7:30pm, $36 Hammer Theatre, San Jose Set during the latter part of Will Shakespeare’s life, he is now a wealthy and successful man. So, why isn’t he happy? Why is his wife angry with him? And where is that damn dog? This critically acclaimed play creatively imagines the Bard’s personal life as it follows him through a sleepless night in Stratford—as the skeletons of a famous marriage are dragged out the closet. Shakespeare fans are sure to be delighted with clever homages, and newcomers will appreciate the complex portrayal of the man who changed the English language. Runs through Feb. 11. (SP)

THE MATTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY Wed, 11am, Free Cantor Arts Center, Stanford Featuring the work of artists from 12 countries, this exhibition from the Pigott Family Gallery celebrates photography as used as a communicative tool to capture our view of history and current events. The artists on display—like Uruguay’s Fernando Velázquez—resist the urge to simply “document” the immediate world around them, and instead employ a wide range of materials to capture their surroundings. From prints and drawings, to photocopies and audio installations, viewers will experience an eclectic variety of how photography is executed as a medium. Runs through April 30. (SP)


DEREK THOMPSON CHERRY POPPIN’ Thu, 7:30pm, Free DADDIES Kepler’s Books, Menlo Park What defines something or someone as popular? Why do people like what they do? It turns out a lot of it has to do with applying the right tweak to something recognizable and familiar. Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic, writes about media and economics. He is a frequent contributor to NPR’s Here and Now program and has also appeared on TV on CBS and MSNBC. This week, Thompson will be joined by former Fusion editor-at-large and Atlantic contributor Alexis Madrigal, to discuss his book, Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction. (SM)

Thu, Feb 8, 7:30pm, $54+ Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga The ’90s were absolutely crazy. Photoshop had every advertising agency going overboard with zany fonts, bowling shirts were suddenly a fashion statement and hip Gen X-ers all over the country decided to hit the dance floor to the sounds of big band. The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies rode this wave with aplomb, dominating the airwaves with their single “Zoot Suit Riot.” At its height, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies boasted a large Bay Area following—pulling in crowds with a mix of swing and ska. (YK)

* concerts Feb 12 at SAP Center


Feb 15-28 in San Jose



Feb 16 at The Ritz


Feb 17 at SAP Center


Feb 18 at City National Civic


Feb 20 at The Ritz


Feb 21 at The Ritz


Feb 21-25 at SAP Center


Feb 22 at The Ritz


Feb 24 at Levi’s Stadium


Feb 25 at The Ritz


Feb 28 at SAP Center


Feb 28 at Fox Theater (Oakland)


SUPER LOVE JAM Fri, 7:30pm, $32+ SAP Center, San Jose Whether you have a valentine or not, let the old-school sounds of the ’70s and ’80s fill your heart. This one-night show will put Cupid into a frenzy with multiple artists singing their greatest love ballads and heartbreak hits. Heatwave will seduce the arena with harmonic voices, while Deniece Williams will be on deck to let all the boys hear it. R&B sensations The Manhattans will take on the stage and have you reminiscing on that last kiss with your darling before saying goodbye. However, just remember, while you are sitting there all mopey and gloomy, Midnight Star will remind you there is “No Parking on the Dance Floor.” (SM)



Sat, 8pm, $9+ California Theatre, San Jose One of the world’s best-known maritime ghost stories gets the opera treatment. A ship’s captain, doomed to sail the oceans for eternity, can only be set free from the curse of immortality by finding someone who will love him until death. Fortunately, he crosses paths with a beautiful young woman obsessed with his legend … but how can she assure him she will remain faithful? Witness its famous retelling—kept alive by the exhilarating music and libretto of Richard Wagner. The opera runs through Feb 25. (SP)


Mar 10 at City National Civic


Mar 15 at City National Civic



Sat, 8pm, $10 Art Boutiki, San Jose

Sat, 8pm, $10 Backwater Arts & Gallery, San Jose

South Bay pop rock fixture David Brookings is getting the band back together. After playing a number of local shows on his own, Brookings is taking the stage with his backing band—The Average Lookings—for the first time in more than half a year. The show comes on the heels of the band’s overseas success: a best-of compilation released by the Spanish label You Are the Cosmos, which Brookings says significantly bumped up his streaming numbers in Spain, France and the U.K. Brookings and Co. will be joined by San Francisco band Trip Wire and San Jose-based Socorra. (YK)

Blending plainspoken folk lyricism, jangly, lo-fi surf guitars, twangy vocal harmonies and tasteful sprinkles of alt-country instruments—like banjo, pump organ and harmonica—this Los Angeles quintet sound like a multigenerational echo rippling through Laurel Canyon. Currently on tour behind their sophomore LP, The World We Built, the band makes a pit stop in San Jose before heading up the West Coast and then on to the rest of the Lower 48. Local artist and singer-songwriter Ben Henderson (formerly of Brother Grand and Good Hustle) opens the show. (NV)


Mar 22 at The Ritz


Mar 24 at The Ritz


Mar 28-Apr 1 at SAP Center


Apr 5 at The Ritz


Apr 6 at SAP Center


Apr 14 at City National Civic


Apr 15 at City National Civic


Apr 24-25 at SAP Center

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REVIVALISTS Keith Daly, left, Tony May, center, and Dore Bowen from SJSU’s ‘Time Tunnel’ curatorial panel.

Mirror Mirror Revival of Bruce Nauman installation comes to SJSU art building BY JEFFREY EDALATPOUR


JUST CAME out of your room, Bruce. And it was one of the most touching experiences, sincerely, that I’ve ever had of a work of art.” That’s the late Willoughby Sharp, an avantgardist, speaking on camera in May 1970, with the artist Bruce Nauman.

On a makeshift set inside of San Jose State’s art gallery, they’re discussing Nauman’s “Corridor Installation with Mirror—San Jose Installation (Double Wedge Corridor with Mirror).” This was one of many corridors that Nauman experimented with in the late 1960s and into the ’70s—but

it was the only one he made on the SJSU campus. Sharp continues the interview with limited help from his subject. He asks hopefully, “What can you say about that room?” The laconic artist replies, “Not very much.” This filmed discussion loops on a small TV screen in the same SJSU gallery where, 48 years later, the work has been reconstructed as “Time Tunnel: Bruce Nauman's Corridor Installation with Mirror— San Jose Installation.” Black and white photographs from the original installation are edited into the video. Last week while visiting the campus, the artist Tony May pointed out an image of his younger self there in the

midst of construction. Now an SJSU emeritus professor of art, he returned earlier this year to the campus he taught at for 38 years to oversee the re-installation. His recent involvement with the project began when one of the curators, Keith Daly, a former MFA student, brought the work to the attention of Dore Bowen, associate professor of art history and visual culture at SJSU. In their research, they found out about May’s participation and asked him to return. Building the corridor again put him in the unique position of being, apart from Nauman himself, “the last living link to the original.” The contractor they recruited, Terra Amico, (and their builders, brothers Gabe and Juve Pacheco), assembled the installation from May’s reconstructed drawings. “This piece was never properly documented originally in its totality," he recalls. "It seems that the photographer, Gianfranco Gorgoni, must’ve left just before it was actually finished.” May explained that “the Guggenheim, which owns the piece, actually had no very thorough documentation of what it even

looked like in this original installation. This show will become part of the definitive archived documentation.” The two narrow, white corridor walls form the shape of a capital letter V. A tall mirror hangs at the end of the path but, as you approach it, your image doesn’t immediately make an appearance. It’s like making your way toward a funhouse mirror, except it's the walls themselves that distort your perceptions. In an interview Nauman recorded in 2000 for, the artist is much more forthcoming about his intentions than he was in 1970. He’s referring to his video projects, but his response also applies to his practice in general: “My videos always involve some idea of a human being in an unusual situation, and what happens.” And what happens in “Corridor Installation with Mirror” is open to interpretation. May has been asked, perhaps too many times, about his reaction to walking the corridor. “We all have our own experiences. I was unable to disconnect from the very physical nuts and bolts aspect of building it. I’m not sure that I had what is often described as a more profound spiritual experience,” he admits. Instead, he describes the feeling like this: “It does have a certain confounding aspect. To me the essential experience of it was walking towards a mirror, apparently showing you the corridor that you are walking toward the mirror in, but you do not appear in it.” The 2018 “Time Tunnel” installation also includes a version of the corridor in virtual reality, for those visitors who’d like a 21st century experience. In an email, Bowen wrote that “Assistant Professors Andrew Blanton and Rhonda Holberton were later asked to supervise a group of SJSU students to design the VR version of the installation.” Either way, it’s worth investigating the corridor to find out, simply, what happens to a human being when they find themselves on the inside of an unusual corridor.






TWIST Choreographer and dancer Keon Saghari returns to her roots in the New Ballet’s ‘Fast Forward’ program.

Ancestral Dance

AT THE TENDER age of 3, Keon Saghari took her first steps on the dance floor—dashing into the middle of one of her older sister’s lessons at Ballet San Jose School. “Eventually they put up a little baby fence so I couldn’t get in,” Saghari said. “After a while, I think her teacher just felt really bad for me.” So bad, in fact that the instructor bent the rules and admitted the young Saghari, making her the youngest student in the school. Now at 27, Saghari has returned to her roots at the New Ballet, founded from the ashes of Ballet San Jose School, to put on an original program she choreographed for their studio company. The piece, “Vorood,” is part of the company’s Fast Forward program, which will debut at San Jose State’s Dance Theater on Feb. 10. Fast Forward “Vorood” means “to enter” in Persian. The piece honors her heritage and her parents, Feb 10, 2pm & 7pm, $5+ who emigrated from Iran to the U.S. in the late SJSU Dance Theater 1970s to attend college. “I was thinking a lot about my family and thinking about the courage that it takes to emigrate and to travel to a new country,” she said. Feeling inspired, Saghari spent a lot of time researching immigration and spoke with her mom about what caused her parents to leave Iran at 18. She drew from her experience with contemporary, improvisation, ballet and modern dance styles to translate those emotions into movement. “It is more of an abstract piece,” she said. “[There’s] a lot of emotions filled in it. It’s about immigration. It’s about leaving your comfort. It’s about being pushed outside of your world and what you know.” She also wanted to show her Middle Eastern influences in the performance, especially the accompanying score, which features traditional Persian songs remixed by producer, and fellow Iranian-American, Omid Walizadeh. “I feel like it’s a part of my job to share some of the beautiful aspects of my culture,” she said. After her formative training with Ballet San Jose School, Saghari went on to Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet at Dominican University, graduating summa cum laude. She spent the next five years in San Francisco performing with multiple dance companies that took her on tours to 20 states as well as Israel and China. She was also asked to teach classes at New Ballet, which led to the studio company collaboration. —Kevin N. Hume




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REVOLT The Roald Dahl-sourced ‘Revolting Tales’ is a strong Oscar contender for best animated short.


Catch up on 2018 Oscar-nominated shorts at the Guild Theatre BY RICHARD VON BUSACK


HE LESSER-NAME awards on the upcoming Oscar lists always provide some of the most interesting topics and, sometimes, the trickiest handicapping on ballots.

Among the best of the best liveaction shorts is DeKalb Elementary, featured at last year’s Windrider Film Festival. Director Reed Van Dyk’s stunner concerns a mentally impaired shooter (Bo Mitchell from Eastbound and Down) and the elementary school receptionist (Tarra Riggs, of The Help) who talks him out of his rampage. The acting is excellent—Mitchell has the true vacant gaze of those mass

shooters who haunt our nightmares, and Riggs underplays the reactions of a brave woman whose good Christian qualities help her in this lethal situation. It’s based on a real-life 911 call taken in Atlanta. Best animated short contenders can be anything from twee to uproarious, and Negative Space (about the science of packing a suitcase) is on the Wes Anderson side of that line—it’s precious. Far better is the Roald Dahl-sourced Revolting Rhymes, beginning with a chance meeting between a raincoatwearing wolf and a dear little old lady at a dreary 1950s café, with the wolf revising the story of “Little Red Riding Hood.” (“Didn’t like her,” he sighs.) Dear Basketball, produced by,

written by and starring Kobe Bryant, is basically an inspirational TV commercial for the sport, with CalArts-style animation and John Williams poured over the soundtrack like artificially sweetened syrup. Disney/Pixar’s Lou probably will snake the Oscar. If there is justice, their imaginative and gentle tale of the taming of a schoolyard discipline problem will be bypassed in favor of Garden Party. This short, by a sixperson team from Lyon, is a brilliant paradox: completely cute and yet as morbid as The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover. We focus on adorable 3D-animated froggies. As we go wider, we see their habitat is an abandoned Florida mansion where the swimming pool is filling with algae; all the rot is attracting delicious insects. Garden Party is staged like an unauthorized sequel to Scarface (1983) and—just perhaps—it may be a Resistance document. Does the bulky, orangehaired former master of the place, glimpsed in a portrait in his garish living room, remind you of anyone? Among the best documentary shorts, a favorite might be Knife

Skills by Thomas Lennon. It profiles Edwins, a sort of haute-cuisine academy/working French restaurant in Cleveland’s Shaker Heights. Students are recruited from the ranks of some of the 650,000 convicts released every year in the U.S. The program isn’t for everyone—one class’ success rate was 35 out of 120. Unfortunately, the equation that hard work builds selfesteem always has some variables in it. Edith and Eddie focuses on a 90-ish couple separated by relatives who are convinced that they’re unable to care for each other. This is a subject that’s informed masterpieces like Make Way for Tomorrow and Tokyo Story. But it kept the eyes dry, even as it flaunted its sadness. Heaven is a Traffic Jam on 405 gives us the privilege of meeting Los Angeles artist Mindy Alper, whose ink drawings and paper-mache sculptures astonish—even more so when we hear her lifelong struggle with mental illnesses. The one to beat at the Oscars is Heroin(e), a knockout short funded by the Center for Investigative Reporting. In Huntington, West Virginia, a postindustrial port on the Ohio River, the overdose rate is 10 times what it is in the rest of America. Here are three individuals fighting against the crisis, all women: Necia Freeman, a volunteer bringing food to the street prostitutes trying to earn money for junk; Judge Patricia Keller, whose drug court is as much NA meeting as place for punishment, and, lastly, Jan Rader, a compassionate fire chief who makes history in her state. Director and co-producer Elaine McMillion Sheldon, a local, was extended a great deal of trust. But she has far too many good interviews here to write this off as the work of a lucky observer who was in the right place at the right time. McMillion displays a probing sensitivity that credits the best traditions of documentary filmmaking.


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The subject matter is Almodovaran, and it’s visually lush like the Spanish director’s work, but it’s not as caught up in the world of old, elegant movie dramas as Almodovar was. In one of the Spanish director’s films, an insulted character tells a tormentor: “I am more man than you will ever be, and more woman than you will ever have.” By contrast, the transgendered actress Daniela Vega maintains a slow-burning dignity in the face of repeated humiliation. She’s fascinating—Vega has a resemblance to Natalie Wood, large-eyed and with a firm, melancholy mouth. Leave it to Chile’s Sebastián Lelio, already a highly accomplished woman’s director (as of Gloria), to tell what could have been a social-justice melodrama from fresh and sensual angles. Vega’s Marina, a waitress at a café next to a carnival, is the lover of Orlando (Francisco Reyes), a man who is 30 years her senior. He dies suddenly of an aneurysm. The age gap may not have made as much of a difference as the class gap. Orlando was a man of some property. His offended family members do their best to punish Marina, who they consider a freak—“chimera,” is the poisonous word used—keeping her dispossessed and barred from Orlando’s funeral. Meanwhile, a police investigation of Orlando’s death seems to be the handiwork of the family— perhaps pressure brought to bear by the upper crust. Lelio’s compassion and urgency matches Vega’s compelling seriousness. Even in the Bay Area, where one can usually choose the name one wants, and claim the gender that one’s soul demands, this movie has serious tartness and sharpness. (Opens Friday at the Aquarius.) (RvB)


(1934/1932) Apparently, any kind of movie regarding religious lore can be presold to megachurches and make beaucoup bucks—the sequel to Passion of the Christ, for instance, is underway (Jesus is Back—and it’s PAYBACK TIME!) The styles change, the budgets swell, and Kirk Cameron won’t go away and die, and yet…80 years later, all must yield to Cecil B. DeMille, as the producer who figured out that sex and the Bible went together like mac and cheese. Both films here star the art deco icon Claudette Colbert, who had a wriggling impertinence that enlivened the occasionally stodgy side of these ancient epics. Colbert is very hot stuff indeed as the lounge-pajama-clad Queen of the Nile, posed amid shiny sets constructed out of gold and plaster of Paris. The romance of the last queen of


(1964) The singalong version. As storm clouds gathered over Germany and its environs, a convent-educated governess named Maria (Julie Andrews) snags an Austrian navy man (Christopher Plummer) and his 18 or so children, with singing so throbbing and sweet and pure that it drove Hitler to suicide. Only a fool gets in the way of a musical phenomenon—it’s like trying to shout over the top of a Sarah Brightman aria. Anthony Lane's commentary on the early London versions of these singalongs may be a bit mean (“in real life, Maria von Trapp looked like Nice Guy Eddie from Reservoir Dogs”). One can also snipe at titles like “The Lonely Goatherd” which certainly represent a more innocent time. And yet, there are sucker punches throughout this movie: note that the song cue for “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” comes in when Peggy Wood’s Mother Superior has her back turned to the camera, as opposed to the pose and wait-for-the-piano intro moment customary to movie musicals. Whatever you think of Robert Wise as a director, he was the man who edited Citizen Kane, so the movie has a pulse, and the widescreen shot in the Alps still appeals to everyone’s inner Teuton. (Plays Feb 8-11 in San Jose at 3Below.) (RvB)


BLACK WIDOW Helen Mirren shines as the haunted Sarah Winchester— too bad ‘Winchester,’ like the Mystery House, seems unfinished.

Housatosis LIKE THE HOUSE itself, Winchester is two-thirds scary, one-third unfinished. As anticipated as it was around here, the Helen Mirren-starring horror flick unfortunately turns out to be a ramshackle and incomplete edifice. This despite a solid, hardworking cast and a starring role by the Winchester House itself—seen in lingering drone shots from the air and from location footage. Spring 1906: In San Francisco, the decadent, laudanum-fancying Dr. Eric Price (Jason Clarke) is recruited to assess the sanity of the reclusive heiress Sarah Winchester (Mirren), the 51-percent owner of the Winchester rifle company. He arrives at the San Jose home, only to be given a cold shoulder by Winchester’s niece Marion (Sarah Snook) and her sometimes possessed boy nephew Henry. Price learns two things: first, that the endless construction on the Victorian has a supernatural purpose. Second, Price got the job because of something he endured at the hands of the woman he loved. The critic Pauline Kael, describing a horror film, wrote, “It’s not that I’m not susceptible. I’m just not as proud of it as some people.” This susceptible viewer got jolted by several gong-ringing pop-ups early on, as well as one quiet thrill: a butler’s flashlight-under-the-chin line reading of why the bell tolls at the Winchester House at midnight. “It is midnight, sir.”

The sound design, of voices sobbing through the pneumatic tubes, and creaks and tinkling of glass, all were satisfactory. The weird, malignant flunky patrolling the place (Eamon Farren) was suitably menacing, even if the Southern accent needed work. Elements of Winchester worked better than the payoff, which tried to make Winchester’s anti-gun mania more relevant, through an info-dump about a modern-style mass shooting to explain the legion of demons assailing the house. To their credit, the brotherly codirecting team of Peter and Michael Spierig Winchester are more civilized than bloodthirsty—note how, PG-13, 99 Min. when Price chops his way Valleywide through a flooring, he doesn’t get impaled on the splinters as he climbs. The explanation of the Winchester House’s myriad rooms was novel—the film seems to be running with an idea that turned up in Clive Barker’s short story “In the Flesh,” about a purgatory for murderers. To cook up a finale, Mirren ends up tossed around Exorcist style, and this was silly, but even dressed in classic widow’s weeds and tight collar, she demonstrates considerable allure: more than just acting skill, we see a personal power that age cannot weaken. —Richard von Busack

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Eqypt is preposterous but sporadically historically accurate: “Her costume is by no means the Hollywoodean fantasy it appears to be,” wrote Jon Solomon in The Ancient World in the Cinema. As director, DeMille hired a curious cast for the Sphinx of the Nile to sharpen her claws upon, including the famous Yiddish theater tragedian Joseph Schildkraut as Herod, and Henry Wilcoxon as a neurotic Marc Antony. Warren Williams, a foxy NYC character in many a pre-code comedy, is Julius Caesar, matching wits with a soothsayer: “Caesar, beware the Ides of March!” “It’s the Ides of March already!” “They’re not over yet!” BILLED WITH Sign of the Cross. Emperor Nero (Charles Laughton) gets tired of eating grapes and listening to lyres and decides to take a personal hand in the renovation of Rome. Needing a scapegoat for his arson, he rounds up Christians martyrs, who get what’s coming to them at the jaws of lions and alligators. One berserk fate was censored for decades—a discreetly naked lady lassoed with a chain of flowers to a satyr-topped stone column, helpless to fend off a leering silverback (played by Guy Inagorillasuit). Stimulated by all of this tussle, frustrated in her attempt to charm the studly officer Marcus Superbus (Fredric March) who went all Jesus-y on her, Empress Poppea (Colbert) decides on a soothing bath of asses’ milk. And pervy freeze-framers have been studying her bathwater ever since. (Plays Feb 9-11 in Palo Alto at the Stanford Theatre.) (RvB)

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TROPICAL SOUNDS Oakland-based La Misa Negra meld Afro-Latin textures with a modern sensibility.

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SJ Jazz’s annual Winter Fest features classic, cutting edge artists BY BILL KOPP


AN JOSE JAZZ Winter Fest returns this month with a lineup of jazz luminaries, rising local talent and boundary pushing young artists, who aim to blend the line between the classic and the cutting edge. Here is just a sampling of some of the great shows in store at this year’s festival.

Ronnie Foster Trio Feb 16, 8pm | Cafe Stritch Organist Ronnie Foster released a string of well-regarded soul-jazz albums on Blue Note and Columbia in the 1970s. His 1972 debut, The Two Headed Freap established his approach: building on the pioneering jazz organ sound of Jimmy Smith, Foster added a funky edge in keeping

with the sounds of action films of the time (think of Isaac Hayes’ work on the Shaft soundtrack, as well as Lalo Schifrin and Don Ellis). Because Foster didn’t improvise on record as did many of his contemporaries, he’s sometimes overlooked. But with the benefit of hindsight, his style is more accessible and timeless. Foster’s influence upon the acid-jazz scene of the mid-1980s and beyond cannot be overstated. And his work with the Jacksons, Stevie Wonder and even Chet Atkins shows that Foster’s musical vision is all-encompassing.

La Misa Negra Feb 17, 8pm | Art Boutiki Hailing from Oakland, this sevenpiece group specializes in a blend of Afro-Latin sounds and rhythms. The high-energy outfit features traditional jazz instrumentation

(two sax players, upright bass, drums) but adds guitar, vocals and a modern sensibility that draws as much upon hip-hop and metal as it does from older, more established musical forms. While the music is decidedly upbeat, in its lyrics La Misa Negra does not shy away from topical themes like gender equality and gun violence. The group has released two albums to date—the 2013 debut Misa de Medianoche, and a self-titled album released last fall.

Jacob Jolliff Band Feb 18, 4pm | Cafe Stritch Oregon-born mandolinist Jacob Jolliff has a foundation in bluegrass and gospel. He attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston and undertook a musical apprenticeship under John McGann. Jolliff went on to win a number of competitive awards and began releasing albums with Joy Kills Sorrow. In 2014 he left that group to join acclaimed jam-grass outfit Yonder Mountain String Band, becoming an official member the next year. Also in 2015, he launched the Jacob Jolliff Band; the new group starts with a bluegrass foundation but adds elements of other styles into its own take on American roots music.

Dee Dee Bridgewater Feb 18, 7pm | Hammer Theatre Center Three-time Grammy Awardwinning vocalist Bridgewater began her musical career in Michigan as a teenager. She rocketed to prominence as lead singer in the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, and began a solo career of her own by the mid 1970s. After a brief flirtation with disco, Bridgewater worked mostly in the jazz idiom. Bridgewater has guested on albums by many other artists, including Stanley Clarke, Roy Ayers and Christian McBride. Her 2015 release, Dee Dee’s Feathers, is steeped in New Orleans jazz traditions. The versatile Bridgewater’s most recent album, 2017’s Memphis... Yes, I’m Ready features members of the city’s Hi Rhythm Section and finds Bridgewater lending her talents to readings of classic Southern soul. At Winter Fest, Bridgewater will be backed by the SJSU Jazz Orchestra.

SJZ Collective Feb 22, 7pm | Cafe Stritch Drawing from the top jazz players in Silicon Valley, the SJZ Collective features Brian Ho on organ, Oscar Pangilinan on saxophone, Saúl Sierra on bass, drummer Wally Schnalle, guitarist Hristo Vitchev and John L. Worley Jr. on trumpet and flugelhorn. Led by Schnalle—but basing its live work on arrangements created by each of its members— the new collective will pay tribute to the life and work of Thelonious Monk. All of the players in the SJZ Collective are also core instructors at the annual Summer Jazz Camp.

Masters of Hawaiian Music Feb 23, 7pm | Cafe Stritch Hawaiian music is characterized by its distinctive slack key guitar work. Three virtuosos in the style—George Kahumoku Jr., Led Kaapana and Jeff Peterson—come together to showcase the indigenous folk style that has its origins in 19th century paniolo (cowboy) culture. Each musician is well-established on his own, working with big names well outside the genre and earning awards and accolades.


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GREAT BEYOND L.A. duo Knower are one of several ‘Jazz Beyond’ acts at this year’s Winter Fest.


Knower Feb 23, 8pm | Art Boutiki

International Guitar Night Feb 24, 7:30pm | Oshman Family JCC

This Los Angeles duo working in the indie electronica idiom puts the “beyond” in this year’s Jazz Beyond lineup. Louis Cole and Genevieve Artadi began the project in 2009. Knower’s music folds in jazz textures (especially in the form of Artadi’s vocal work) into its electro-pop style. Cole and Artadi collaborate often with other artists, and work in film scoring as well. While they mostly create original music, Knower have also produce a number of intriguing covers of works by Michael Jackson, Britney Spears and Daft Punk.

The long-running International Guitar Night has been a touring entity for nearly 20 years. This year’s lineup sees the return of Lulo Reinhardt; the grand-nephew of iconic guitarist Django Reinhardt serves as guest host for the performance. Also on the program are 24-year-old Calum Graham of Canada; Marek Pasieczny from Poland; and American classical/fingerstyle guitarist Michael Chapdelaine.

Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band

No roundup of jazz styles would be complete without a Latin jazz orchestra. And Bay Area OLH is an exemplar of the style. With a sound and energy that moves audiences to dance, Orquesta Latin Heat serves up a kinetic array of music in cumbia, merengue and salsa styles, with a repertoire that mixes classic tunes with OLH originals. Instructor Robert Santana will be on hand 90 minutes before the show, offering salsa dance lessons.

Feb 24, 2pm | Cafe Stritch One key component of the San Jose Jazz festivals—summer and winter—is the organization’s focus on emerging talent. That focus takes the form of music from youthful ensembles such as the Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band. This year’s band features top youth talent from Santa Cruz and nearby communities; each member of the group has been personally selected by school band directors for their ability, ambition and dedication. Director Terrell Eaton leads the band in performances that hone the young musicians’ skills, and the Honor Band wraps up its season with a headlining slot at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz.

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Wed: Dave Gonzales Band Jam. Thu: Live Jam–Vicious Groove. Sun: Live Jam–Will Roc’s Band. Mon: Live Jam–Dana’s Band. Fri, Feb 9, 9pm: Zack Waters Band. Sat, Feb 9, 9pm: Kevin Stewart Band. Sunnyvale.

Wed & Sun, 10pm: DJ Hank. Tue, 10pm: PubStumpers. San Jose.

THE CARAVAN LOUNGE First Tue, 9pm: Redux w/ Miss London (New Wave). 2nd Tue, 9pm: Last Rites w/ DJ Robert Mortis, Owen, Xiola, and Stiletto. Sun: Tooth and Nail DJ Night. Thu, Feb 8: Magic Blues Band and The Daylights. Fri, Feb 9: Dimidium, Disrupt The Paradigm, and Fright. Sat, Feb 10: Home Birth, Coldclaw, Pete and Repete, and The Last Outlaws. San Jose.

THE CATS Sun, 6pm: Joe Ferrarra. Thu, Feb 8, 7pm: Bobby Love and Sugar Sweet. Fri, Feb 9, 8pm: Snarky Cats. Sat, Feb 10, 8pm: Jokers and Thieves. Los Gatos.

CHARLEY'S LG Fri, Feb 9, 7pm: Emphatics Band and DJ Classic. Sat, Feb 10, 7pm: Houserockers and DJ Jose Melendez. Los Gatos.

FORAGER Fri, Feb 9, 8pm: Music Residency–Vudajé. Sun, Feb 11, 4pm: LoveSeat Sessions #7 Girl Groups. 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.

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First Fri, 8pm: Art Walk & Opera Night. Third Fri: Bossa Blue Brazilian Music Night. First Sat, 8pm: Kavanaugh Brothers Celtic Experience. Fri, Feb 9, 8pm: Mike Perez Acoustic Trio. Sat, Feb 10, 8pm: Joolsy. San Jose.



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Fri, Feb 9, 9pm: Club Satori’s Annual Cure Spotlight. Sat, Feb 10, 7pm: Eighteen Visions, Martyr A.D., Forced Order, Hands of God. San Jose.


Fri, Feb 9, 7pm: Mary Ellen Trio. Sat, Feb 10, 7pm: Emergency 3rd Rail Power Trip. Sun, Feb 11, 2pm: School of Rock. Tue, Feb 13, 6pm: Chaz Solo. San Jose.


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


Thu, Feb 8, 7pm: Kiva Live. San Jose.

Sat, 2pm: Saturday Live Music Hangout. Wed, Feb 7, 7:30pm: Hristo Vitchev 3 Feat. Pat Bianchi (Hammond B3) and Sanah Kadoura (Drums.) Thu, Feb 8, 7:30pm: Danny Fox Trio. Fri, Feb 9, 7:30pm: Masha Campagne and Voz Da Lapa “In the Name of Love.” Sat, Feb 10, 7:30pm: John Stowell Trio Feat. Michael Zilber and John Lewis. Saratoga.


Sat, Feb 10, 9pm: Edgardo and LaTido. Mountain View.


Sun: Joe Ferrara. Wed, Feb 14, 7pm: Hannah Cooper. Los Gatos.


Sun, Feb 11, 8pm: Los Angeles Azules. San Jose.



Wed, Feb 7, 7pm: Aki Kumar Blues Band. Fri, Feb 9, 8pm: Top Shelf Band. Redwood City.


Sat, Feb 10, 7:30pm: El Camino Youth Symphony Lunar New Year. Cupertino.

Thu: Banda La Unica. Fri, 6:30pm: Mariachi Mariachismo, 9:30pm: DJ Norman. Sat: Las Mejores Bandas De La Bahia. Sun: 4pm–8pm: Edith Del Sol. San Jose.


Wed, Feb 7, 7:30pm: Joshua Cedar & Friends. Thu, Feb 8, 7:30pm: KJ Smith & Samantha Margaret. Fri, Feb 9, 8:30pm: The Fabulous Bud E. Luv Show Feat. The Trio and Big Band. Sun, Feb 11, 7:00pm: Nancy Gilliland Trio. Tue, Feb 13, 7:30pm: Martan Mann & Sandra Marlowe. Redwood City.


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


Wed: Wax Wednesday: All Vinyl DJ Sets. Sunday, 7pm, The Eulipions Jazz Jam Session. Thu, Feb 8, 8:30pm: Sylvia Cuenca Quartet. Fri, Feb 9, 8:30pm: Americano Social Club. Sat, Feb 10, 8:30pm: Dynamic Miss Faye Carol - Residency. San Jose.



First & 3rd Wed: Jazz Jam. San Jose


Fri, Feb 16, 8pm: Aldon Sanders. Sat, Feb 17, 8pm: Na Leo Pumehana. San Jose.


Tue: MikeB Interactive Jam. Wed-Sun: Live Music. Fri: Latin Rock Nights. San Jose.


Thu, 7:30pm: Aki’s Original Thursday Night Blues Jam. Wed, Feb 7, 7pm: Dennis Dove Jam. Fri, Feb 8, 8pm: Engine Room. Sat, Feb 10, 8pm: South 46. Sun, Feb 11, 3pm: Jazz Jam. Mon, Feb 12, 8pm: A Night with Chris Cain. Tue, Feb 13, 7pm: Scared with Spiders Pre V-day Night Jazz Band. Campbell.

MONTALVO ARTS CENTER Thu, Feb 8, 7:30pm: Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. Sun, Feb 11, 3pm: The Saint Michael Trio. Saratoga.

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


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


Tue, 6:30pm: Irish Seisiún. San Jose.


Wed, 6pm: Tap Takeover w/The Sid Morris Gang. Last Thu, 6pm: Six String Showdown with AC Myles. Mon, 6pm: Mixed Open Mic. Tue, 7pm: Aki Kumar’s Blues Jam. Thu, Feb 8, 6pm: The Doors Theme Jam. Fri, Feb 9, 6pm: Jeffrey Halford & The Healers. Sat, Feb 10, 6pm: Frank Bey Band. Sat, Feb 10, 9:30pm: Maxx Cabello Jr. Sun, Feb 11, 11am: Johnny Fabulous. Sun, Feb 11, 3pm: Raoul and The Big Time. Mon, Feb 12, 5pm: Lundi Gras Party w/ Rhythm-Town Jive. Tues, Feb 13, 5pm: Mardi Gras Party w/ The Montego’s. San Jose.


Wed, Feb 7, 6pm: Primary Colors. Thu, Feb 8, 6pm: Jerry Sauceda Trio. Mon, Feb 12, 6pm: Jerry Sauceda. San Jose.


Sat, Feb 17, 8pm: Los Tigres Del Norte, Banda El Recodo, and Paquita La Del Barrio. San Jose.


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.



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


Thu–Sat: Acoustic/Band Music Nights. Campbell.


Mon, 9pm. Comedy with Pete Munoz. Santa Clara. Tue, Feb 13, 7pm: Well-RED Poetry Reading & Open Mic. San Jose.


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



Thu, 9pm: Tony. Los Gatos.


Thu, Feb 8, 6pm. Mixed. San Jose.


Wed, 9pm: Hip-hop & turntable open mic. San Jose.

Fri-Sat, 8pm. San Jose.


Wed, 9pm. Sunnyvale.


BRIT ARMS CUPERTINO Sun-Tue, 10pm. Cupertino.

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


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


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


THE CARAVAN LOUNGE Fri, Feb 9, 9pm: The Lucky Losers. Sat, Feb 10, 9pm: Patron Latin Rhythms. Fremont.


Tue, 10pm: Karaoke. Wed: Country Music & Buck Beers. Fri & Sat: Rotating DJs (no hip-hop). Sun: Service Industry Night (half off with your industry card). Willow Glen.

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


Mon, 7pm: Trivia Night. San Jose


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



Wed, 9pm: Comedy Show with Mr. Walker. San Jose.


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


Mon, 7pm: Trivia & Karaoke. Thu, 9:30pm: DJ Izzy. Sunnyvale.


Thu, 8pm. Santa Clara.

Second & 4th Wed, 7pm: Open Space - Mixed Open Mic. San José



Mon, Feb 5, 8pm: San José Poetry Slam. San Jose.


Mon, 7pm: Mixed Open Mic. Third Sat, 8pm: Comedians showcase at Red Rock. Mountain View.


Wed, 8pm: New Talent Showcase. Thu-Sun, Feb 8-11, 8pm, 9pm, 7pm, 9:30pm, 7pm: Comic Hampton Yount. Sunnyvale.


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


Tue, 10pm. San Jose.


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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 #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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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Agnieszka Jakubowicz Photography, 14333 Mulburry Dr., Los Gatos, CA, 95032. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 01/01/2018. /s/ Agnieszka Jakubowicz. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 01/19/2018. (pub Metro 01/24, 01/31, 02/07, 02/14/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #638100 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: EB Maintenance And Handyman Services, LLC, 3438 Calvin Avenue, San Jose, CA, 95124. 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/Eric J. Bourdon. President. #201736010178. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 01/25/2018. (pub Metro 01/31, 02/07, 02/14, 02/21/2018)


FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #636916 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Cobete Retail, 765 N 7th, San Jose, CA, 95112, Victor Gomez Magana. 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/Victor Gomez Magana. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 12/18/2017. (pub Metro 01/17, 01/24, 01/31, 02/07/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #638376 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Anything Mechanical, 1392 Cathay Drive, San Jose, CA, 95122, Drew James Davey. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 02/01/2018. /s/ Drew James Davey. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 02/01/2018. (pub Metro 02/07, 02/14, 02/21, 02/28/2018)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. A2BHQ, 2. A2B HQ, 2530 Berryessa Rd., #236, San Jose, CA, 95132, Amy Grigsby, 968 Dionne Way, San Jose, CA, 95133. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 01/01/2018. /s/Amy Grigsby. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 01/24/2018. (pub Metro 02/07, 02/14, 02/21, 02/28/2018)

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Main Street Chevron, 401 Main Street, Los Altos, CA, 94022, KN Petroleum LLC, 210 San Mateo Rd., #201, Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019. This business is being conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 01/25/2018. Above entity was formed in the state of LLC. /s/Keet Nerhan. Managing Member. #200829810224. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 01/25/2018. (pub Metro 02/07, 02/14, 02/21, 02/28/2018)



The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Romero Bobcat Service, 1336 Old Bayshore Hwy., San Jose, CA, 95112, Alfredo Romero. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 12/20/2012. Refile of previous file #636748 due to publication requirement not met on previous filing. /s/Alfredo Romero. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 01/29/2018. (pub Metro 02/07, 02/14, 02/21, 02/28/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #637266 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Bella Aroma, 1765 Scott Blvd., Suite 105, Santa Clara, CA, 95050, Noppadon Yoskaew, 1980 Curtis Street, #7, Berkeley, CA, 94705. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 12/01/2017. /s/ Noppadon Yoskaew. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 01/02/2018. (pub Metro 01/24, 01/31, 02/07, 02/14/2018)

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Society Barbershop, 946 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, CA, 95126, Evelyn Vejar, 1150 Pedro, #C7, San jose, CA, 95126. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 02/02/2018. /s/Evelyn Vejar. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 02/02/2018. (pub Metro 02/07, 02/14, 02/21, 02/28/2018)

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #637489 The following person(s) / entity (ies) has / have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s): Nam Vang Restaurant Inc., 2477 Alvin Ave., San Jose, CA, 95121, Nam Vang Restaurant, Inc., 1221 Valley Quail Cir., San Jose, CA, 95120. Filed in Santa Clara County on 11/06/2017 under file #635729. This business was conducted by a Corporation. /s/ Nam Tien Nguyen. President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 01/05/2018. (pub Metro 01/17, 01/24, 01/31, 02/07/2018)


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Collins is an accomplished hurdler. In 2017, he won two medals at the World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships in South Korea. Collins is also a stuntman and street performer who does shows in which he hurtles over barriers made of chainsaws and leaps blindfolded through flaming hoops. For the foreseeable future, you may have a dual capacity with some resemblances to his. You could reach a high point in expressing your skills in your chosen field, and also branch out into extraordinary or flamboyant variations on your specialty.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): When he was 32, the man who would later be known as Dr. Seuss wrote his first kid's book, And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. His efforts to find a readership went badly at first. Twenty-seven publishers rejected his manuscript. On the verge of abandoning his quest, he ran into an old college classmate on the street. The friend, who had recently begun working at Vanguard Press, expressed interest in the book. Voila! Mulberry Street got published. Dr. Seuss later said that if, on that lucky day, he had been strolling on the other side of the street, his career as an author of children's books might never have happened. I'm telling you this tale, Taurus, because I suspect your chances at experiencing a comparable stroke of luck in the coming weeks will be extra high. Be alert! GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A survey of British Christians found that most are loyal to just six of the Ten Commandments. While they still think it's bad to, say, steal and kill and lie, they don't regard it as a sin to revere idols, work on the Sabbath, worship other gods, or use the Lord's name in a curse. In accordance with the astrological omens, I encourage you to be inspired by their rebellion. The coming weeks will be a favorable time to re-evaluate your old traditions and belief systems, and then discard anything that no longer suits the new person you've become. CANCER (June 21-July 22): While serving in the

U.S. Navy during World War II, Don Karkos lost the sight in his right eye after being hit by shrapnel. Sixty-four years later, he regained his vision when he got butted in the head by a horse he was grooming. Based on the upcoming astrological omens, I'm wondering if you'll soon experience a metaphorically comparable restoration. My analysis suggests that you'll undergo a healing in which something you lost will return or be returned.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The candy cap mushroom,

whose scientific name is Lactarius rubidus, is a burnt orange color. It's small to medium-sized and has a convex cap. But there its resemblance to other mushrooms ends. When dried out, it tastes and smells like maple syrup. You can grind it into a powder and use it to sweeten cakes and cookies and custards. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, this unusual member of the fungus family can serve as an apt metaphor for you right now. You, too, have access to a resource or influence that is deceptive, but in a good way: offering a charm and good flavor different from what its outer appearance might indicate.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A grandfather from New

Jersey decided to check the pockets of an old shirt he didn't wear very often. There Jimmie Smith found a lottery ticket he had stashed away months previously. When he realized it had a winning number, he cashed it in for $24.1 million—just two days before it was set to expire. I suspect there may be a comparable development in your near future, although the reward would be more modest. Is there any potential valuable that you have forgotten about or neglected? It's not too late to claim it.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The U.S. Geological Survey recently announced that it had come up with improved maps of the planet's agricultural regions. Better satellite imagery helped, as did more thorough analysis of the imagery. The new data show that the Earth is covered with 618 million more acres of croplands than had previously been thought. That's 15 percent higher than earlier assessments! In the coming months, Libra, I'm predicting a comparable expansion in your awareness of how many resources you have available. I bet you will also discover that you're more fertile than you have imagined.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In 1939, Scorpio comic

book writer Bob Kane co-created the fictional science-fiction superhero Batman. The "Caped Crusader" eventually went on to become an icon, appearing in blockbuster movies as well as TV shows and comic books. Kane said one of his inspirations for Batman was a flying machine envisioned by Leonard da Vinci in the early 16th century. The Italian artist and inventor drew an image of a winged glider that he proposed to build for a human being to wear. I bring this up, Scorpio, because I think you're in a phase when you, like Kane, can draw inspiration from the past. Go scavenging through history for good ideas!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I was watching

a four-player poker game on TV. The folksy commentator said that the assortment of cards belonging to the player named Mike was "like Anna Kournikova," because "it looks great but it never wins." He was referring to the fact that during her career as a professional tennis player, Anna Kournikova was feted for her physical beauty but never actually won a singles title. This remark happens to be a useful admonishment for you Sagittarians in the coming weeks. You should avoid relying on anything that looks good but never wins. Put your trust in influences that are a bit homely or unassuming but far more apt to contribute to your success.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A Chinese man

named Wang Kaiyu bought two black-furred puppies from a stranger and took them home to his farm. As the months passed by, Wang noticed that his pets seemed unusually hungry and aggressive. They would sometimes eat his chickens. When they were 2 years old, he finally figured out that they weren't dogs, but rather Asian black bears. He turned them over to a local animal rescue center. I bring this to your attention, Capricorn, because I suspect it may have a resemblance to your experience. A case of mistaken identity? A surprise revealed in the course of a ripening process? A misunderstanding about what you're taking care of? Now is a good time to make adjustments and corrections.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Charles Nelson Reilly

was a famous American actor, director, and drama teacher. He appeared in or directed numerous films, plays and TV shows. But in the 1970s, when he was in his 40s, he also spent quality time impersonating a banana in a series of commercials for Bic Banana Ink Crayons. So apparently he wasn't overly attached to his dignity. Pride didn't interfere with his ability to experiment. In his pursuit of creative expression, he valued the arts of playing and having fun. I encourage you to be inspired by his example during the coming weeks, Aquarius.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): According to ancient Greek writer Herodotus, Persians didn't hesitate to deliberate about important matters while drunk. However, they wouldn't finalize any intoxicated decision until they had a chance to re-evaluate it while sober. The reverse was also true. Choices they made while sober had to be reassessed while they were under the influence of alcohol. I bring this to your attention not because I think you should adhere to similar guidelines in the coming weeks. I would never give you an oracle that required you to be buzzed. But I do think you'll be wise to consider key decisions from not just a coolly rational mindset, but also from a frisky intuitive perspective. To arrive at a wise verdict, you need both. Homework: Describe how you plan to shake off some of your tame and overly civilized behavior. Testify at

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IGHTY MIKE McGee and I are slouching around inside an undisclosed coffee shop, discussing the laundromats of downtown San Jose. We’re rattling off the benefits of carrying our laundry to 11th and San Carlos, as opposed to Eighth and Empire streets. McGee is a fixture in coffee shops like Caffe Frascati, where he runs the weekly Live Lit event every Thursday,

and where he also reads from children’s books every Sunday morning. But as of this past Monday, McGee is the newly donned Santa Clara County poet laureate, and his biographical info is now permanently enshrined in a county Board of Supervisors meeting agenda packet. McGee has already paid his poetic dues on the streets of San Jose, and it’s about to get better. Perhaps the most important aspect of McGee’s ascendence to laureate status, in my view, is that he is the first ever county poet laureate to hail from the actual streets as

opposed to the constraints of the academy. He doesn’t have an MFA or a Ph.D. He never taught a class at San Jose State or flipped through 700-page Norton anthologies to learn about anapestic or synecdoche. He’d rather tour the country, crash on couches and win international slam poetry contests than drink hotel scotch with academics at writers’ conferences. “I didn’t start off as a literary poet,” he says. “I started off on a microphone, you know? What are the chances of them giving laureate status to someone who started out on stage?” Even though McGee kept second guessing himself about all of this, the call finally came with the good news that he’d been awarded the county poet laureate for a two-year term. “I was washing dishes in that moment and I almost dropped my phone in the sink,” he says. It’s not inaccurate to say McGee has been waiting 20 years for this. He did his first poetry gig in 1998 at the long

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defunct Cafe Babylon, right down the street from Cafe Stritch, Caffe Frascati and Forager—three places where he currently hosts events. Babylon became a place to which McGee kept returning. He always wanted to be there. He couldn’t miss a single installment— exactly what he now hears people saying about his Thursday events at Frascati. In fact, one can’t imagine the last 20 years of downtown San Jose without an event hosted or emceed by McGee somewhere. He’s a fixture. His book, In Search of Midnight, is like laughing yoga therapy for the terminally awkward. Just recently I watched him read from Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash for a group of kids and their parents at Caffe Frascati. It was a rollicking good time. He also spent a few years hosting the Burning Tale monthly storytelling series at the now defunct Studio Bongiorno. All of which proves McGee is already doing the duties of the county poet laureate. Now it’s just official. The position comes with a stipend and the laureate is responsible for the entire county. Each of the previous laureates all took a different approach, expanding the scope of what it meant to be a laureate, but it’s still a relatively obscure honorific. At the moment, the poet laureate is not yet household concept. McGee says maybe 2 percent of county residents even know we have a poet laureate. “I want to take that 2 percent of people who know what a laureate is and I want to make that into like 6 percent or 12,” he says. “I want to expand the concept of a laureate because I think once people know what that is and what it means they’ll be like, ‘Oh. There's a couple of organizations putting some import on poetry.’ To the point that they’re basically making a poetry mayor. And that's how I feel, the mayor of poetry.” When it comes to the kids, McGee says he eventually wants to establish a youth laureate position. It’s long overdue. “Expression is a very foreign thing to a lot of kids,” he says. “Especially any kid who’s always told to be quiet. ‘Be quiet. Be quiet. Hey shut up. Stop talking to me.’ Hear that enough, you know how to tune out and I don’t ever want to tell a kid to be quiet or shut up. As a matter of fact I want to amplify it.” | | | FEBRUARY 7-13, 2018


about a frosted conversation-heart cookie. Mayfield will also be serving conversation-heart cookie kits, if you want to surprise your loved one at home.

Icing on the Cake 50 W Main St, Los Gatos For beaus with dietary restrictions, Icing on the Cake offers a wide variety of flourless, vegan and dairy-free options. From flourless raspberry truffle cups to egg-free, cream-filled sandwich cookies, this Los Gatos bakery helps everyone satisfy their sweet tooth.

’tSugar Butter Flour Multiple Locations Irit Ishai traveled the world before settling in California to focus on her culinary career. She has worked as head pastry chef for one the most famous establishments in Tel Aviv—Orna and Ella—and even served under chef David Kinch at Sent Sovi and Manresa. Now Ishai and her team craft some of the finest desserts in the valley at an affordable price.

SHARP COOKIE Get bae something really useful this Valentine’s Day—sweets.

Hey Sugar

Charming chocolates to beautiful baked goods, a guide to Silicon Valley sweets


ALENTINE’S DAY IS right around the corner and it’s time to come up with a plan for that special someone. Relax. There’s no need to break the bank on a fancy ring or pendant, because everybody loves a little sugar. So, here’s a list of local spots to pick up delicious confections, chocolates, candy and more. We even have a short list of 420-friendly sweets.

Baked Confections

Manresa Bread Multiple locations in Los Altos and Los Gatos Born out of the kitchen of chef David Kinch’s three-Michelin-starred restaurant—Manresa—Manresa Bread has served as the South Bay’s village bakery since 2014. This year it will be hosting its first ever Chocolate Pop-Up in front of its Los Gatos location on Feb. 10 and 11, from 9am to 1pm. Pastry Chef Renata Ameni and her team will be offering boxes of chocolates. Pick up six pieces for $15, or a dozen for $28.

Palo Alto Baking Co. 381 S California Ave, Palo Alto Palo Alto Baking Co. will offer heartshaped cookies, French macarons, chocolate-dipped strawberries, cupcakes and truffles all packaged and ready to give for Valentine’s Day. To lighten things up, grab one with a side of balloons.

Frost Cupcake Factory 199 E Campbell Ave, Campbell Frost is ready for both personal or corporate Valentine’s Day orders. This Campbell cupcake shop will be offering sweetheart-inspired sugar cookies, rose cake pops and other holiday themed bars and cupcakes.

Mayfield Bakery 855 El Camino Real, Ste 110, Palo Alto Through Valentine’s Day, Mayfield Bakery will be offering a variety of holiday-theme desserts for you and your valentine. For something rich, try a chocolate s’mores tart; for something simple, how

La Patisserie 19758 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino This Valentine’s Day, La Patisserie is offering both sweet desserts and a way to save some money. Their menu offers a variety of delightful cakes and pastries, with a variety of flavors. But if money is tight, their website is also offering a coupon for Valentine’s Day on a purchase of $50 or more.

Peters Bakery 3108 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose Established in 1936, Peters Bakery focuses on a variety of desserts with one specific motto: “If you don't want to eat it yourself, don't sell it.” With specialities for almost every holiday, it comes as no surprise that this Valentine’s Day they want to offer you and your boo just what you are looking for—whether it be cupcakes, cookies or their famous burnt almond cake.





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Nox Cookie Bar


151 S 2nd St Suite 185, San Jose

100 N Almaden Ave, Ste 166 (Inside Market Hall,) San Jose

This new store will deliver freshly baked cookies to you up until 2:30am. So if your plans to “Netflix and chill” run late, Nox Cookie Bar has you and your baby covered. Just place your order online and, for a small fee, the cookies and milk will come to you before Netflix has a chance to ask if you’re still watching.

Chocolates & Candy

Timothy Adams Chocolates 539 Bryant St, Palo Alto It’s hard to go wrong with a box of chocolates. Using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, this shop specializes in creating bonbons, a chocolate delicacy available in a variety of flavors.

Mariette Chocolates 1268 Lincoln Ave, San Jose Keep that special someone guessing with a customizable one-of-a-kind gift basket from Mariette Chocolates. Pick from a variety of chocolates, truffles and other sweets to create a box as unique as your lover.

Come get your tweet tweedle-lee-treats for V Day at Chocatoo. Their delectable Belgian chocolates are handcrafted and painted with beautiful colors. Their truffles, fudges and dipped goodies will be sure to ruffle your feathers.

Alegio Chocolaté / Claudio Corallo 522 Bryant St, Palo Alto alegio-chocolate-claudio-corallo. Want to fill Valentine's Day with chocolate bliss? We’ll set up a chocolate tasting from two of the finest chocolatiers to educate you on the cacao plant that makes some of their most delectable chocolates. Their coffee and chocolate originate from São Tomé and Príncipe off the west coast of Africa.

Snake & Butterfly 191 E Campbell Ave, Campbell Don’t let the name fool you, because this sinfully delicious chocolatier offers variety packs that can make the perfect gift for that cocoa lover in your life. With


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MILKLESS MARVEL Icing on the Cake in Los Gatos has vegan treats.

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Smitten Ice Cream 3055 Olin Ave, Ste 1055, San Jose Founded in humble beginnings as a food cart in San Francisco, Smitten Ice Cream uses the freshest ingredients with their patented technology in order to serve the perfect scoop. Pair flavors like Meyer Lemon Cream or Earl Grey with sauces like Strawberry Prosecco or TCHO chocolate. Share it with your valentine in a handmade waffle cone or bowl.

Willow Glen Creamery 1100 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose Whether you prefer ice cream, froyo or custard, Willow Glen Creamery has it all. With an ongoing list of flavors, this creamery has something for just about everybody. But don’t worry, if you’re trying to watch your calorie intake they also offer Wow Cow, a fat-free flavor with just nine to 12 calories an ounce.

Sweet Fix Creamery LIFE IS LIKE... Instead of a flower arrangement, try a hand-picked collection of chocolates. truffles that boast an array of designs, such as a brilliant butterfly, these chocolates will have you listening to the snake and taking a bite like Eve did the forbidden fruit.

specializes in gifts for the holidays and special occasions. Pick up a box with a complimentary personalized message.

Schurra's Fine Confections

654 Gilman St, Ste G, Palo Alto

840 The Alameda, San Jose Since 1912 Schurra’s Fine Confections has been making Valentine’s Day (and the night that follows) a bit more romantic with its set of chocolate-dipped strawberries and assorted chocolates. Choose between milk, dark, white or a combo of both.

Chocolate Dream Box 15557 Union Ave, Los Gatos If you’re looking for a classic gift for your one true bae, this fine chocolate boutique has a selection of over 20 handcrafted European-style chocolates. This shop

The Chocolate Garage This garage-based business offers customers a welcoming tasting room with some of the best bean-to-bar creations from around the world. Through a wide range of flavors and textures, The Chocolate Garage strives to create a healthier environment in communities. Even if you are not a local, you are still able to get your hands on some of these sweets through online orders delivered right to your door.

Willow Glen Sweet Shoppe 1140 Lincoln Ave, #6, San Jose Owned and operated by a Willow Glen family, the Sweet Shoppe is a place

to indulge to your heart’s content in old-school treats, cotton candy and an expanded bulk section. It also sells mouthwatering taffy and scrumptious caramel apples. Gaze into the chocolate case of almond bars and turtles, then enjoy it inside or take it to go.

Ice Cream

Goodies Homemade Ice Cream & Fudge 1401 W San Carlos St, San Jose With a range of 25 to 27 flavors of ice cream on a daily basis, Goodies Homemade Ice Cream & Fudge is well know for savory and sweet cold treats. And although the name says it all, this shop also offers gourmet popcorn, handmade chocolates, caramel apples and a full espresso bar.

2715 McKee Rd, San Jose Sweet Fix Creamery will be offering customers two new flavors through the rest of the month. Red Velvet and Coconut Honey have made their way into the menu, in keeping with the Valentine’s Day theme. Additionally, the creamery offers allnatural Italian ice, freshly baked cookies, milkshakes and sundaes.

Popbar 1628 Hostetter Rd, Unit H, San Jose Through Feb. 18, Popbar will have a special kosher treat for all the lovers out there. Made of hot cinnamon pop gelato, dark chocolate and sprinkles, the Hot Stuff is a fun love-themed dessert that will melt your heart.

Campbell Creamery 267 E Campbell Ave, Campbell Campbell’s favorite creamery is preparing for the long-awaited love holiday with a cold treat to satiate anyone’s sweet fix. Starting this month, raspberry truffle


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BRAIN FREEZE If you can’t come up with a gift, take your boo to ice cream. frozen yogurt will be available. The treat can be paired with a purple ice cream cone and pink sprinkles to make it all cute, Valentines-y and Instagram-worthy.

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These are NO wimpy burgers! Breakfast & Lunch Daily Steaks • Chicken • Pasta Beer & Wine Breakfast favorites and generous por tions All You Can Eat Brunch Buffet Sat & Sun 8-2

Mission City Creamery 2905 Park Ave, Santa Clara Open daily, Mission City Creamery offers a variety of ice cream flavors by the scoop, by the cake or topped on hot, baked desserts. Handcrafted on a daily basis, it offers both permanent and rotating flavors. With options such as honey lavender and coffee with Heath Bar, this family owned business has just about everything for ice cream lovers.

Scoop N Stick 18562 Prospect Rd, Saratoga For the whole month of February, Scoop N Stick is jumping in on the V-Day hype with a chocolate-strawberry theme. The shop will offer a strawberry popsicle dipped in dark chocolate, topped off with a drizzle of white chocolate.

Scoop Microcreamery 2119 F. Mt Hermon Rd., Scotts Valley

438-8313 Mon-Sat: 6am-3pm • Sun: 7am-3pm

203 University Ave, Palo Alto Ever have ice cream frozen at -321F by liquid nitrogen? The result is a richer,

denser and smoother experience—and this Palo Alto micro-creamery has the best. You and your date can share a scoop of Hella Nutella or a Bourbon Vanilla swirled with salted caramel. Vegans can enjoy strawberry watermelon sorbet, or coconut.

Creamistry 164 University Ave, Palo Alto This Valentine’s Day, Creamistry is offering a chocolate raspberry creation that promises to have you head-over-heels in love. Made with white chocolate ice cream, raspberry sauce drizzle, premium chocolate curls, and fresh brownie bites, this limited-time dessert is everything you need to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Froyola Premium Frozen Yogurt 2206 Broadway, Redwood City Specializing in high quality frozen yogurt Froyola Premium Frozen Yogurt is a healthier alternative for ice cream lovers. All February long, they are open Friday through Sunday, offering customers a variety of flavors and toppings.


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MUNCHIES Caliva and other cannabis collectives have V-Day sweets.



the herb is a sacrament and every edible’s a taste of heaven. Get in touch with your higher self by trying their cereals, like Chronic Toast Crunch or Cap’n Munch.

1695 S 7th St, San Jose

Harvest Bloom

Caliva has a variety of edibles with strains such as indica, sativa and blends of both. They also sell chocolate bars, gummy candies and drinks of varying doses to suit every lover’s tolerance.

Delivery service, Redwood City

Buddy’s Cannabis

If cooking’s your jam, Harvest Bloom can help you zest up your next munchies fix. Try a dash of Mr. Sprankles—a line of infused spices that includes garlic herb, lemon pepper and cinnamon sugar.

1075 N 10th St, San Jose

Airfield Supply Co.

Buddy’s offers a new twist on medicinal marijuana products. They partner with artisan farmers to bring the best and freshest products to their edible selection. Buddy’s offers delectables such as their churro, which contains a potent dose of both CBD and THC.

1190 Coleman Ave, San Jose

Coachella Valley Church 2142 The Alameda, San Jose Ever feel guilty for smoking the devil’s lettuce? Well, at Coachella Valley Church

Live up to Airfield’s motto, “high is a place,” by floating above the clouds with some Day Dreamers chocolate or Cannadips mints. Or join the marijuana mile-high club with cannabis-infused churros or savory pretzels. The sky is the limit with sublingual drops or gel caps, which offer a quick fix for your Valentine’s Day adventure.

—Kristin Lam, Stephen Perez, Jaleny Reyes and Salvatore Maxwell

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Channeling SARAH WINCHESTER at the Mystery House premiere party for ‘Winchester.’

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The bar staff at FOURTH STREET PIZZA kept the drinks flowing during the Super Bowl.

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