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Fur the Love of Dog The other day was the third time I’ve watched you brush your two big white long-haired dogs in the parking lot of a mini mart and a liquor store on Willow Street. While it’s nice to see you grooming your dogs, it’s very rude of you to not clean up the piles and tufts of dog fur you leave littered on the parking lot. You brush enough fur off your dogs to make a third dog. Maybe you don’t brush them at your house because you don’t want all this fur in your yard—I get it. But then you go to someone else’s property to litter? What’s ironic is that you do this by the garbage dumpsters. Simple solution, buddy: put the dog fur in a paper bag and then toss it in the garbage.

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We must ensure that everyone in our community is safe from natural disasters and floods, especially working families who must cover the cost of damages. REP. RO KHANNA VIA FACEBOOK RE: 150 SAN JOSE FLOOD VICTIMS DEMAND THEIR DAY IN COURT, NEWS, FEB. 7

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RE: 150 SAN JOSE FLOOD VICTIMS DEMAND THEIR DAY IN COURT, NEWS, FEB. 7 My heart and prayers go out to you, all the flood victims, and all who do not have a roof over their heads. At the SenterMonterey Neighborhood Association meeting last month, I asked the SJ Interim Director of Homeless Response why we still have people without housing a year after the flood. His answer was ambiguous at best, citing that residents shared rooms at lower rates prior to the flood making new housing difficult. We need to increase the housing supply and make housing affordable for all. When I am elected as City Councilmember, that will be one of my top priorities.

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San Jose District 7 Councilman TAM NGUYEN outpaced all six of his challengers in the first round of fundraising with $80,000 raised in contributions and $5,000 he loaned to himself. Former Franklin-McKinley School District trustee MAYA ESPARZA finished a distant second with $16,000 in donations and a $5,000 loan. The rest—JONATHAN FLEMING, CHRIS LE, THOMAS DUONG, OMAR VASQUEZ and VAN LE—trailed far enough behind that Nguyen says he’s not too worried about They money right now. But Did he is a little uneasy What? about his ongoing war SEND TIPS TO of words with Van Le, FLY@ an East Side Union METRONEWS. High School District COM trustee who’s been feuding with him ever since he spearheaded a ban to keep the Vietnamese communist flag off of city flagpoles. Le, who initially supported Nguyen’s policy, later said it didn’t go far enough. Now, she’s threatening to sue the D7 incumbent for allegedly casting her as an associate of the North Vietnamese communist regime. In a Feb. 8 letter from her attorney, SUSANA HAMILTON, Le accuses Nguyen of breaking the law by using public resources to push his personal political agenda. She also questions why the City Council never investigated or disciplined Nguyen when he was disbarred from practicing law last year. “Will the San Jose City Council continue to fail to reprimand or censure Mr. Nguyen?” the letter asks. Nguyen shrugged off the latest volley, saying his opponent is beating a dead horse. “None of this is new,” Nguyen says. “She wants to talk about all these things that have nothing to do with city issues.” If Le makes good on her threat, he says, he’ll countersue. “I already told the Vietnamese media that if she sued me, I would sue her back for malicious prosecution and malicious practices,” he says. “I’m very prepared.”

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RACE TO THE TOP Though California’s second-in-command, Gavin Newsom, leads the gubernatorial race in terms of fundraising, the polls put him neck and neck with his chief rival, former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

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T. GOV. Gavin Newsom swung through the South Bay earlier this month, just a couple days after San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo endorsed his chief rival in the 2018 race for governor, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. But the state’s second-in-command won support from a few other prominent Silicon Valley pols—namely, U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, state Sen. Jim Beall and Assemblyman Ash Kalra.

Though Newsom’s ahead in fundraising and local support, the latest polls show him running neck and neck with Villaraigosa just about four months from the June 5 primary, when they’ll be facing off against California State Treasurer John Chiang and former California Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin. Metro caught up with Newsom after a campaign stop at a recent event at the Laborers’ International Union in San Jose, where he talked about education, the tech sector, income inequality, cannabis, affordable housing, Donald Trump and more. Below is a transcript of that interview, which was edited for clarity and length.

Metro: What’s your reaction to San Jose’s mayor backing your opponent? Newsom: In all my races, statewide races—I’ve had overwhelming support down here in San Jose. So we look forward to making the case again for governor. And I’m very grateful for the extraordinary elected officials that have stepped up and stepped in to help our campaign. San Jose, like other major Bay Area cities, is ground zero for income inequality. How do you think we in Silicon Valley arrived at this point of extreme poverty in the shadow of plenty, and what steps would you take as governor to alleviate those problems? The only substantive way we’re going to address this issue is you’ve got to begin at the beginning. Our interventions come too late. We’re playing catch-up, we’re triaging it. At the end of the day, if we don’t focus on the first few precious years of a child’s life, we are making a huge mistake—and we’ve been doing that for a generation. The science is in;


You garner a lot of support from Silicon Valley, the tech sector, and you’ve championed the tech industry as a way to solve some of the inequalities we’re grappling with. But in many ways, Silicon Valley has exacerbated these social ills. As governor, how would you hold the industry accountable to upholding its end of the social contract? One of my closest friends, the godfather of my firstborn, Marc Benioff [CEO of Salesforce], is a shining example of someone who gets it and gets it done. Follow his example. He’s been an unbelievable leader. He’s walked his talk, on gender pay and pay equity and environmental stewardship. He just announced what they’re doing with the Salesforce tower in terms of meeting LEED platinum levels, and the incredible water-efficiency proposals that he’s advancing. My point being that on issue after issue, on homelessness, philanthropy contribution, on what businesses can do in real time—not waiting until a massive amount of wealth is concentrated and then at the end of your life you redistribute it—he has marked, I think, the type of example that others should follow. Giving while living. Yeah, and also, you know, amplifying the workforce to do the same individually—not just as an institution. It’s a way of saying this: Look, I’m very close, as you know, with a lot of leaders in the community, and there’s an empathy gap, and that needs to be closed, and I’m committed to working in the valley to address those issues. I’d like to see the kind of ingenuity, the entrepreneurial spirit put to address the issues of social mobility as it is for pushing out products and new iterations of releases. And to see them repatriate their taxes? Well, it’s also an opportunity—don’t think for a second that when I read Tim Cook’s announcement [about Apple’s plan to repatriate taxes in response to Republican tax cuts] that I didn’t think of many things that he could be doing

in the state of California with those dollars to address those issues. By the way, one of the big ways is to deal with the housing crisis in this region. That’s an issue that should immediately galvanize the tech community, particularly when it comes to the missing middle, to workforce housing. We’ve got a $4 billion housing bond that’s on the ballot, but only $300 million is for people earning 60 to 120 percent of [the median income]. So there’s an opportunity to reach out to the corporate sector and address some revolving loans to make up for the gaps in financing, to make up for the gap in workforce housing.

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In that same vein, how do you plan to make sure local governments are building their share of affordable housing? They need to be held to account. In our housing plan, we want to assign sanctions for those who aren’t meeting their housing element. We actually want to be punitive. You got to be tough. How? By withholding transit dollars. I know the Metropolitan Transportation Commission has talked about that for a long time. Thank you. Yes, and we reference the MTC’s work in our plan. So we’re there. I was inspired by that, in fact. You’re the first person I’ve talked to who’s known that. Would you sign a bill to repeal Costa-Hawkins [the 1995 state law that limits locally written rentcontrol ordinances]? I would promote amendments to Costa-Hawkins. I don’t know that I would come out with an outright repeal. I think the consequences of that could be pronounced, particularly on housing production and construction. Let’s talk about cannabis. One of the complaints we’re hearing from consumers is about the high cost of compliance, the high cost of regulation under Proposition 64, which appears to be prompting people to turn back to the black market. What do you think the state can do to strike the right regulatory balance, to prevent illegal sales and to keep the industry aboveboard? Look, I was the principal proponent, principal author of cannabis legalization. I spent three years organizing an effort

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A new book details toxic masculinity run amok in Silicon Valley—and what to do about it

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BY TORI TRUSCHEIT TELL-ALL ‘Brotopia,’ a new book by Bloomberg TV anchor and Silicon Valley journalist Emily Chang, airs salacious details of sex, drugs and misogyny in the male-dominated world of tech.

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T’S THE STUFF of nerdy programmers’ dreams: make enough money in Silicon Valley, and the invites to secret sex parties will roll in. The soirées are the 21st-century version of dotcom-era trips to Vegas, where you might see a polyamorous venture capitalist dressed like a bunny before he splits off to have druggy sex with a few women at once. The ratio of women to men is 2-to-1, the opposite of a typical tech sausagefest, and the molly takes many forms: mixed into a coconut, pressed into a Snapchat logo-shaped tablet, passed around in big plastic bags. The motto is “no voyeurism,” so everyone basically has to participate, and what starts as a “cuddle puddle” often turns into a full-on orgy.

It’s totally sick, bro. Even household names like Tesla founder Elon Musk and Google co-founder Sergey Brin have been photographed at parties like these, in spiky armor or “safari chic” costumes. Everyone goes, just like everyone goes for $5 fried chicken and strippers at the Gold Club in San Francisco— nicknamed “Conference Room G” for its popularity as a lunchtime meeting spot. The club, located near Yelp and LinkedIn headquarters by Union

Square, typically rakes in $15,000 a day, and that’s before the night shift starts. The Bay Area is known for being sexually progressive; this is just the latest manifestation, or so say the bros. But for women in tech, there’s nothing progressive about it. The double standard is an old one: if you skip the parties, you’re a prude, and if you participate, “don’t even think about starting a company or having someone invest in you,” a female entrepreneur tells journalist


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Emily Chang, who chronicles tech industry sexism in her new book, Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley. The sex parties and strip clubs are symptoms of a problem. In Brotopia, Chang, an anchor for Bloomberg TV in San Francisco, paints a picture of a Silicon Valley culture so devoid of a moral center and so hostile to women that it seems almost unsalvageable. “Bad behavior happening inside the office is one thing, but in Silicon

Valley, a lot of business is happening outside the office as well—at the bar, in the hotel lobby, at the conference, sometimes even in the hot tub,” Chang wrote in an email interview with Metro. “I think a lot of it goes back to just how male-dominated the tech industry is, which has created a lot of norms that are putting women in uncomfortable positions,” she says. Misogyny in tech is not new. “Silicon Valley’s #metoo movement started long before Hollywood’s,

going all the way back to Ellen Pao, who sued her venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins, for gender discrimination in 2012,” says Chang, followed by Susan Fowler’s memo about discrimination at Uber in 2017 that led to founder Travis Kalanick’s ousting in June. What is new is the scope of industry’s reach into our politics and our daily lives. As Silicon Valley has boomed, bro culture has leveled up, and the guys who were publishing

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Nobody wants to go to work with people who joke about gang-rape There are economic implications, too. Chang argues that arrogance and groupthink destroyed a number of dotcom-era companies. And tech’s newest speculative market, cryptocurrency—whose investors are 97 percent male and insist it’s not a bubble—could fall to next to nothing, since there are no assets behind it and large amounts of electricity are required to make it work. “I do worry that the industry prizes a certain kind of risk-taking, bravado and arrogance that doesn’t always set companies up for long-term success,” Chang says.

History It wasn’t always this way. In 1967, Cosmopolitan highlighted Grace Hopper and other female programmers, encouraging women to check out coding jobs that paid $120,000 in today’s dollars. But as the industry grew and tech jobs increased in prestige, recruiters sought out antisocial “lone wolves” who wanted to stay up all night writing code, and nerd culture took over. “There’s no evidence that proves antisocial white men are better at computers than women,” Chang says, but the percentage of computer

science degrees awarded to women dropped from a high of 40 percent in 1984 to 22 percent, where it’s held steady for the past decade. Then, with Apple and Microsoft’s home computer success in the ’80s, money started to flow, and in came the bros. The “PayPal Mafia” started with a group of campus conservatives at Stanford, none of whom had computer science degrees but all of whom believed in free speech over anything else. (Keith Rabois, a co-founder of PayPal who shouted “Faggot! Hope you die of AIDS” at a school administrator in 1992, defended himself at the time with language that could have come straight out of a Gamergate subreddit. Or out of the White House. Rabois later came out as gay and apologized.) After PayPal was sold to eBay, that same group of men founded some of the valley’s most successful companies, including Uber, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube, all influenced by the same principles: hire people like you, since it’s easier to make money fast without internal arguments; work hard and play hard, since no one has kids at home to worry about; forget about an HR department, since no one wants their behavior policed. What those principles led to, Chang argues, is a toxic environment for women, who are hired infrequently, harassed often and leave in droves. Startup founders love to make excuses for their low diversity numbers— “We’d hire more women if more of them came to us qualified!”—but job interviews that end at strip clubs don’t encourage young women to join the candidate pool. Plus, what the industry has decided are ideal personalities for hire— the supernerd and the risk-taking egomaniacal bro—are the types of guys women tend to politely endure, not emulate.

Violence We hear about lone wolves in another context, too: when there’s been a mass shooting by a white guy. Thiel once bragged that four of the six co-founders of PayPal had “built bombs” in college. He was implying

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that he hired only outside-the-box thinkers, but he also revealed an underlying comfort with violence that looms large for women in tech. That’s not a comfort that women in the industry share. Nobody wants to go to work with people who joke ADVERTISER: NAME HERE about gang-raping you, or who choke PUB DATE: party when you try to ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE: NAME HERE you at a work 00/00/15 leave, or who actually rape you in the DESIGNER: NAME HERE bushes at an off-site work meeting, all of which happened to women Chang ISSUE NUMBER: Metro Silicon Valley 15XX interviewed. The female head of trust 380 South First St. San Jose, CA 95113 | 408.298.8000 and security at Twitter, a.k.a. the head troll cop, used a pseudonym in the book, refusing to give Chang details about herself “expressly to minimize becoming a target.” Even little things carry the threat of violence. In the book, Ana Medina, a 23-year-old engineer at Uber, describes how she has to constantly navigate co-workers’ interest: “You get sexual advances and people hitting on you 24/7.” And because polyamory is more common in tech, a wedding ring or the old “I have a boyfriend” excuse might not even fend off advances. “You can’t assume that people will understand that you’re off the market because you’re married,” Elisabeth Sheff, a polyamory expert with a doctorate in sociology, told Chang. “Now it takes more effort to patrol that boundary.”

It’s not just annoying when coworkers ask you out every day; it means you have to navigate rejecting your co-workers every day, and rejection can have consequences for women. Women get attacked for saying no to men all the time. In a recent gruesome example in Britain, Molly McLaren’s ex-boyfriend stabbed her 75 times after she had broken up with him. The 2014 Isla Vista shooter killed four people and injured 16 others at the University of California at Santa Barbara, angry that girls had rejected him. Men are afraid that women will laugh at them, but women are afraid that men will kill them, and that includes men with poor social skills at work. Reports emerged last week that Google and Facebook, which Chang credits Sheryl Sandberg with de-broifying, now prohibit their employees from asking out a co-worker more than once. Other industries don’t need to make a big deal about an anti-stalking policy; the bar is low in tech. But do men really not know they shouldn’t stalk their co-workers, or does “socially awkward” cover up intentional boundary-crossing? Lili Loof bourow explained in an essay last year how the myth of the “male bumbler” has protected predators like


15 life impossible for working parents and hemorrhages female employees is profitable. Sure, Travis Kalanick of Uber went down. But he ruined his own brand and became a liability for his investors. Thousands of socially awkward Kalanick wannabes who can basically live at the office? That’s a workforce. That workforce is isolated on tech campuses, with consequences for everyone else in the Bay Area. “Workweeks used to leave hours available that could be devoted not only to children but to community, church, volunteering and socializing,” Chang writes. If you never leave your office and get fed at work, you don’t support local food businesses, you don’t know your neighbors, and you don’t notice the people around you struggling to pay rent. You’re unlikely to do much to reduce inequality in your hometown, either: 93 percent of private foundation money went to charities outside the valley between 2006 and 2013, and Google, Apple and Facebook were notoriously absent from the list of donors after last year’s floods, which hit San Jose’s low-income neighborhoods hard.

Women account for 25 percent of computing jobs and 7 percent of venture investors, and women-led companies get just 2 percent of funding. Women leave the tech industry at a rate 45 percent higher than men.

Bad for Everyone Access to tech wealth and the perks that come with it might be a dream come true, especially for guys who never got a date in high school. But the unsustainable startup culture that Chang describes is bad for men, too, because it makes them disposable. Need to leave early to help put kids to bed? There will always be another guy who’ll stay at work past midnight to replace you. The workplace culture that makes

Solutions Some companies are trying to become friendlier to women, if only for the sake of profitability. Slack, for example, does not serve dinner at work like Uber used to, encouraging employees to go home to eat. The hope is that more family-friendly hours, more female employees and a longer view of success will prevent the company from flaming out like so many startups. But most of the cheerleaders of sustainability that Chang interviewed at Slack had already left by the time her book was published.

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Louis C.K. and Woody Allen, who claim ignorance of the harm they’ve caused. “He's astonished to discover that he had power over anyone at all,” Loof bourow writes, even though it’s an act, exploiting the common assumption that men are clueless; they knew exactly what they were doing all along. The tech bumbler feigns ignorance, too. The nerd persona is a convenient cover for entitled bad behavior, and “I’m bad with women” is a convenient excuse to try misogynist pickup artist tricks. PayPal didn’t hire women, according to co-founder Max Levchin, “because we didn’t know any,” though women made up 47 percent of Stanford undergraduates in 1993, just after Thiel left campus. Emil Michael, who exited Uber’s executive team just before Travis Kalanick went down, told Chang, “I have learned a lot since those early days.” He must not have known in “those early days” of 2014 that you weren’t supposed to bring co-workers to a karaoke brothel, where women wore numbered tags for easy picking. The result, Chang says, is that Silicon Valley “systematically excludes women from the greatest wealth creation in the history of the world.”


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discrimination, constant harassment and sexual assault she chronicles in the rest of the book. She’s convinced that young women, armed with the knowledge of what happens in techbro culture, will put up with less. But a year after Susan Fowler’s memo dropped about discrimination at Uber, large-scale change in Silicon Valley still feels very far away. Chang trusts that sunshine will help. “I know the truth might be hard to hear, but only if we understand the problem can we actually start to solve it,” she says. In the meantime, she advises young women in tech to shop around for inclusive workplaces. “Look for companies and colleagues that will support you,” she says. “Don’t just choose the hottest company on the block but ask a lot of questions and look hard for a place that feels right for you.”

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NAACP Calls for Union President’s Resignation BY JENNIFER WADSWORTH The Silicon Valley NAACP has called on the union representing Santa Clara County sheriff deputies to oust its leader for being involved with a group of officers who exchanged racist text messages. In a letter released just before a scheduled Feb. 12 debate between Sheriff Laurie Smith and the five people running against her, NAACP chapter head the Rev. Jethroe Moore accused Deputy Sheriffs’ Association President Don Morrissey of sending racist messages and defending others who sent disparaging remarks about black people and other minorities. Moore, who supports Smith’s re-election, also urged the union release the texts, which number in the hundreds. But according to the union—which is backing Smith’s chief opponent, former Undersheriff John Hirokawa— there’s no evidence that Morrissey

texted a racist slur. Though the DSA president admitted that he responded to the bigoted message thread in 2015, he denied using any racist language. An independent review eventually cleared him of wrongdoing, union Vice President Roger Winslow noted. Still, Morrissey was demoted from sergeant to deputy for failing to stop his colleagues from texting hateful remarks and pictures of swastikas and Ku Klux Klan members in peaked white hoods. He’s appealing the demotion and expects the arbitrator’s decision any day now. Meanwhile, Winslow is denouncing Moore’s letter as libelous and politically motivated. He’s also asking for a retraction. The DSA sent Moore a cease-anddesist notice hours ahead of a candidate forum organized by the local NAACP chapter. Smith, who’s running for a sixth term, sat alongside Hirokawa and

her other challengers at Independence High School on Monday night: Deputy Joseph LaJeunesse, Martin Monica, Joe Lopez and Jose Salcido. Copies of an article about Morrissey’s pending arbitration were circulated among the audience while the sheriff, from the dais, emphasized that she has no tolerance for racism, misogyny or any hate crimes. “We’re taking a very, very firm stance on our deputies,” Smith said. Hirokawa said that if he’s elected sheriff, he would conduct an evaluation of every rank to make sure people are being treated based upon merit instead of favoritism or retaliation. Smith, however, defended her personnel practices. “It’s the people who are not doing the right things every day that may have fear that they’re going to face some kind of discipline,” she said.

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to get it on the ballot and to get it passed, and I feel, as a consequence, a great sense of responsibility to make sure it’s done right. I made this point on Election Day, but I’ll repeat it: Legalization is not an act that occurred on Election Day, November last year. It’s a process that will unfold over a course of years, and that’s why you’ve got to be open to argument, interested in the evidence, those kinds of concerns, and iterative in terms of those applications to the rules. As you know, in the initiative we allowed for a simple majority—or a modest majority, forgive me—to amend so we don’t have to go back in front of the voters. So we have the ability to address these issues in a way that won’t allow them to fester. I’m worried about the small growers—absolutely, unequivocally. I’m worried about the black market being stubborn and persistent because of the regulatory environment, and I want to be in tune and in touch with that and address those issues in real time. On clean energy, you’ve stated in your speeches that, “It’s a point pride and a point of principal for the next governor to change the bar.” In what ways would you raise that bar and turn Gov. Brown’s memoranda of understanding on these issues into actionable steps? If the governor doesn’t sign a bill to get to 100 percent [clean energy] by 2045, then I will. I want to eliminate diesel by 2030. We have to move forward with regionalizing our grid. We’ve got to focus on storage enhancements. I want to double all local efforts. You mentioned in your speech earlier that it’s important to put out a positive, alternative narrative to the Trump administration. What would that “positive, alternative narrative” look like in concrete terms over the coming few years? All of the above. Everything we just said. From affordability, to health care, to the environment, to the issues of promoting our values and the diversity.

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FIGHTIN’ WORDS The Silicon Valley NAACP, which sponsored a candidate forum where Sheriff Laurie Smith (right) faced off against her former second-in-command John Hirokawa (left), preceded the event by calling for Deputy Sheriffs’ Association President Don Morrissey to step down.

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PARTY FAVOR

SHABAZZ PALACES

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MARDI GRAS ON THE MOUNTAIN

Thu, 6:30pm, $25+ The Mountain Winery, Saratoga Out in New Orleans, tourists are stocking up on beads and prepping their livers for a deluge of distilled spirits. But you don’t have to make it all the way out to Bourbon Street to take part in an authentic Mardi Gras celebration. The Mountain Winery is hosting is own bayou bash. The “Party in the French Quarter” will feature delectable Cajun cooking, awardwinning wine and delicious cocktails. All of this, plus dancing, live music by the Bay Area’s own Jazz Mafia and an incredible view of Silicon Valley. Come dressed in your best green, purple and gold for this Fat Tuesday soirée. (VM)

BLITZEN TRAPPER

SWEENEY TODD

Fri, 7pm, $17+ The Ritz, San Jose

Fri, 7:30pm, $30+ San Jose Stage Company

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

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is setting up shop in San Jose in this contemporary envisioning of Stephen Sondheim’s Gothic musical thriller. Witness the legend of a man banished for a crime he did not commit as he returns to London bloodthirsty for revenge against the judge who took everything from him. How far will his cynicism and vengeance take him? Told through a sardonic and playful Tony Award-winning score, the tale of Sweeney Todd is a twisted, dark-humored story with just the right amount of lighthearted snark. The production runs through March 18. (SP)

THE MIRACLE WORKER Fri, 8pm, $44 Theatre on San Pedro Square, San Jose Born deaf and blind in the 19th century, a young girl is pitied by a family with no idea how to care for her. Believed to be a lost cause, she grows feral with no way to communicate her emotions. That all changes when a determined young teacher finds a way to give the girl the power of language— bringing her out of the darkness and into the real world. It’s an inspirational American story of persistence, patience and human connection—based on the life of Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan. The play runs through March 11. (SP)

FIDELIO Fri, 8pm, $35+ Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto Leonore’s husband, a Spanish nobleman named Florestan, has been sentenced to starve in prison for trying to expose a nefarious warden. And so, the brave and faithful Leonore infiltrates the fortress where her lover is being kept—by impersonating a young man named Fidelio. Now she’s on a mission to save her beloved and free his fellow political prisoners. Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, is a tale of truth versus corruption, the boundless limits of the human spirit and enduring love, all beautifully accentuated with an awe-inspiring score. The opera runs through Feb. 25. (SP)


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BLITZEN TRAPPER

Feb 16 at The Ritz

LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE

Feb 17 at SAP Center

AIR SUPPLY

Feb 18 at City National Civic

NOISE POP: SHABAZZ PALACES

Feb 20 at The Ritz

JAPANESE BREAKFAST

Feb 21 at The Ritz

DISNEY ON ICE

Feb 21-25 at SAP Center

SHE WANTS REVENGE

Feb 22 at The Ritz

BACON & BEER

Feb 24 at Levi’s Stadium

BETTY WHO

Feb 25 at The Ritz

DEMI LOVATO & DJ KHALED

Feb 28 at SAP Center

ROBERT PLANT

Feb 28 at Fox Theater (Oakland)

KAYZO

Mar 10 at City National Civic

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SAMEER GUPTA

Fri, 10pm-2am, $10-$25 Pure Nightclub, Sunnyvale

Sat, 7:30pm, $25 Cafe Stritch, San Jose

EDM DJ and producer Party Favor made his mark in the music industry when he released his first single, “Bust ’Em,” in 2016. That same year, he dropped his debut EP, Party & Destroy—collaborating with a number of marquee names, including Sean Kingston, Gucci Mane and Dillon Francis. While on the roster of Diplo’s tastemaking Mad Decent label, Party Favor has dropped some of his hottest tracks and made the rounds at some of the most popular music festivals on the circuit. His latest single, “Bury,” melds high-energy dancehall boasting with plenty of headbanging drops and a shuffling, rapid-fire beat. (JR)

Percussionist and Bay Area native Sameer Gupta occupies an unusual musical space. His work has one foot in the world of jazz and the other in Indian classical music—two canons that don’t traditionally converse beyond the occasional use of Indian instruments in jazz (notably, Alice Coltrane’s transporting Journey in Satchidananda). Regarded as a virtuoso on the tabla (as well as the drum set), Gupta will be premiering work from his new album, A Circle Has No Beginning, at Cafe Stritch, the second release under his name and one of the early highlights of 2018. He comes to town as part of San Jose Jazz Winter Fest. (MH)

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A DAY AT THE CIRCUS

Sun, 11am, Free San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles After more than five years in the making, Susan Else is ready to show off her work at the Quilts & Textiles Community Open House. Her bright, circus-theme pieces will give viewers a new outlook on this once-popular family pastime. With dark humor and an unexpected, edgy style, Without a Net will be displayed through April 15. The museum holds its open house event three to four times a year, showcasing both the makers and traditions from countries around the world. The event is open to all ages and includes crafting, a performance by the Cambodian Cultural Dance Troupe and other activities. (JR)

SHABAZZ PALACES Tue, 7pm, 21+, $21.50 The Ritz, San Jose Before the dark rap aesthetic of Kid Cudi or experimental funk of Childish Gambino there was Ishmael ‘Ish’ Butler of Digable Planets—an alternative-rap trio famous for melding jazzy beats, funky, Afrofuturistic motifs and socially conscious lyrics in the early ’90s. Since 2009, Ish has worked with multi-instrumentalist Tendai Maraire in Shabazz Palaces, a psychedelic hip-hop duo from Seattle. The two utilize a wide range of mesmerizing electronica and abstract lyrics to produce an avant-garde sound that is cosmic, dark and haunting. They perform with Jay Stone and Oakland’s Nina Sol as part of the Noise Pop festival. (SP)

BONNIE RAITT

Mar 15 at City National Civic

TSOL

Mar 22 at The Ritz

MASON JENNINGS

Mar 24 at The Ritz

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

Mar 28-Apr 1 at SAP Center

NILS FRAHM

Apr 5 at The Ritz

MALUMA

Apr 6 at SAP Center

THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS

Apr 14 at City National Civic

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE

Apr 15 at City National Civic

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

Apr 24-25 at SAP Center

TAYLOR SWIFT

May 12 at Levi’s Stadium

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LOVE AT SEA Kerriann Otaño plays Senta in Opera San Jose’s production of ‘The Flying Dutchman.’

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Opera San Jose sails away with Wagner’s ‘The Flying Dutchman’ BY TAD MALONE

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HE PENULTIMATE production of Opera San Jose’s 2017-18 season— The Flying Dutchman— is a turbulent tour through the calamities and myths of the sea, as well as an examination of what lies beneath the promise of true love.

The classic opera was written by an up-and-coming 26-year-old German composer in the 1830s. These days, Richard Wagner is known far and wide for his dramatic and explosive operas that strike at the heart of the German identity (as well as being the favorite composer of the Third Reich). But back then, Wagner was one of

many popular composers, who was also running up debts across Europe with his extravagant lifestyle—to the point that he had his passport seized. While attempting to return from Riga, Latvia, to London, Wagner and his pregnant wife found passage on a boat whose captain was willing to overlook the lack of identification. That journey, along with Heinrich Heine’s satire, “The Memoirs of Mister von Schnabelewopski,” inspired Wagner to write his nowtimeless opera, The Flying Dutchman. Opera San Jose’s rendition of Dutchman opens on a ship traversing the stormy seas off southern Norway. They are driven off course into a small bay, and the ship’s captain,

Daland, commands a steersman to keep watch while he and the rest of the crew sleep. Soon the steersman has also fallen asleep. While he’s dreaming, a ghost ship makes anchor in the same waters and the ship’s spectral captain laments his fate—to ride the waves to the end of time. The hex will only be broken if the damned captain—The Flying Dutchman—can find a wife. Lucky for the Dutchman, Daland has a daughter. The two captains get to talking and quickly strike a deal; the Dutchman will marry Daland’s daughter, Senta, in exchange for a chest of treasure. The group returns to Daland’s home together, where a series of events, involving love, fidelity, and the revelation of identity will eventually send the Dutchman on to the next life. Wagner’s operas are known for their high stakes and high drama, and The Flying Dutchman is no exception. Opera San Jose, at this point a veteran production house, is finely attuned to these qualities and approaches each element of The Flying Dutchman with artistic acumen. This follows through to the cast, who do a lively and arguably spellbinding

job of bring the trials of the cursed Dutchman to life. Daland, played by Gustav Andreassen, is both bubbly and forthright, portraying a lost seaman who is blind to the mythical consequences of such a valuable dowry. The steersman is played by Mason Gates with a characteristic youthful confidence, accentuated with a light but encompassing tenor. Kerriann Otaño plays Senta with a true sense of love and longing, emphasized by her powerful soprano. The standout performance, however, goes to the show’s namesake, the Dutchman. Played by Noel Bouley with a palpable sense of ethereal despondency, Bouley brings the character alive with his astounding and rich baritone. Together, the cast finds moments of humor that don’t feel corny and moments of horror that don’t feel forced, working through each of the story’s steps with an understated believability. The set for Opera San Jose’s production of The Flying Dutchman is so fully realized that it should count as a member of the cast—breathing life into the austere treachery of the sea. Set on a slant from on high down toward the orchestra pit, the stage works as a representation of the ship’s hull, as well as a gently sloping shore. This optical illusion is reinforced by the use of a three-sided digital projection of the stormy ocean, which changes and shifts tone depending on the scene. It is an arresting set—minimal yet powerful and capable of shifting seamlessly between the salty deck of a working vessel and the haunted hold of a ship lost in time. Working in contrasts, Opera San Jose finds the perfect way to display the moods of death and mythos in the midst of a tender love story. All this, combined with Wagner’s bombastic score, results in a rewarding and engrossing recitation on love and loss. Ultimately, Opera San Jose’s reproduction of The Flying Dutchman is a beautiful, haunting, and at moments downright exciting journey through the unknown, both in love and in the ocean’s waves.

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San José Jazz - WinterFest With Dee Dee Bridgewater and SJSU Jazz Orchestra

February 18th - 7:00 pm

At Winter Fest 2018, Dee Dee Bridgewater performs songs spanning the course of her acclaimed career with the San José State University Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Aaron Lington.

National Geographic Live Cory Richards - #LifeNoFilter

February 21 - 7:00 pm

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Along with his beautiful photography, Cory Richards shares his stories and adventures in the world’s remote places, including an expedition to Antarctica described in the September 2013 National Geographic.

Elvis: My Way

Starring Brandon Bennett

February 23 - 8:00 pm February 24 - 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm

The electrifying Brandon Bennett delivers a spine-tingling Elvis tribute. He was named the “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” by Elvis Presley Enterprises at Graceland.

Catalyst Quartet Acclaimed String Quartet

February 27 - 7:00 pm

Hailed by the New York Times at their Carnegie Hall debut, the Catalyst Quartet is comprised of top laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition with the winner of the Seoul International Music Competition.

Cinequest at the Hammer Annual Film Festival

February 28–March 11

Cinequest Film & VR Festival (CQFF) showcases premier films and breakthrough technology—with over 90 World and U.S. premieres of groundbreaking innovations by 700+ filmmakers from over 50 countries.

National Geographic Live Steve Winter - On the Trail of Big Cats

March 14 - 7:00 pm

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From trekking India’s Himalayas in search of rare snow leopards to chronicling the nocturnal activities of the “American lion” or cougar, there is nowhere Steve Winter won’t go to come face-to-face with his subjects.

For tickets, info, and rental options: www.hammertheatre.com 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San José, CA 408.924.8501

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RIGHTEOUS ‘Black Panther’ comes to the rescue with a superb, action-packed superhero story we can believe in.

Battle Royal THERE WILL BE spoilsports on both sides—one anticipates the nasty racists, but there may also be intellectuals in a huff: “The white audience certainly gets off watching all this black-on-black violence!” But Black Panther is one remarkably rousing comic book adventure. We have previously met King T’Challa (the startlingly handsome Chadwick Boseman), whose father was assassinated by a vengeful terrorist in Captain America: Civil Wars. Costumed here in a super-suit made of the amazing material vibranium—the very substance of which Captain America’s shield is constructed—T’Challa is not just king, but the hereditary guardian of the African Shangri-La known as Wakanda, a fantastically advanced civilization disguised as one more poor and remote landlocked African nation. He was sucked into the civil war between Earth’s mightiest heroes, the Avengers. But this sequel by Oakland-bred Ryan Coogler leaves the matter there and tells of T’Challa’s war to retain his crown; he’s threatened first by Afrikaner villain Klaue (Andy Black Panther Serkis, hugely enjoying himself) as well as Erik (Michael B. Jordan), an African-American war vet with a strong personal PG-13, 134 Min. connection to the royal family. Valleywide Splitting the villainy is smart—you have one that’s a giggling monster, chortlingly evil—Sirkis gives a great nasty reason for shooting a fleeing man in the back. Erik, aka’d as the mercenary Killmonger, has well-written reasons for his grudge. He provokes the kind of conflict that goes back and forth in an anti-colonialist’s head: he’s an armed revolutionary confronting a liberal king. When Marvel stuff is well done, it may not be Shakespeare, but it’s built with Shakespeare’s best plotting ideas. The same kind of doubling up is elsewhere in the film: T’Challa’s beguiling bratty sister (a delightful Letitia Wright) is also the movie’s brilliant weapons and cybernetics expert. When T’Challa goes to Korea to recapture some stolen vibranium, he enters a casino dressed in a tuxedo, like 007. Coogler decided this dashing man can be king, hero, and spy at once, and the car chase afterwards is suitably thrilling, through city canyons alive with neon. The look of the film is dazzling, a pan-African symphony of masks, gowns, scarification and headdresses. If there’s such a thing as a healing fantasy, this may be it: what might have Africa been, if so much hadn’t been stolen from her and her people—something as remarkable as this? —Richard von Busack

TOWER OF BABEL ‘Present Day Babylon’ links truth to the trivial at Seeing Things Gallery.

Fire and False Gods

AMINE RASTGAR ISN’T heavy into politics. But in some ways, it feels as if current affairs are aligning quite well with the themes, and especially the title, of his upcoming solo art show, “Present Day Babylon.” “A lot of the imagery has to do with fire and idolatry and people fighting over nothing, which is kind of what you see happening now,” San Jose native Rastgar says. “So I’m telling my own story through that phrase. ‘Present Day Babylon’ speaks to my past, present and future.” Opening on Feb. 17 at Seeing Things Gallery and running through mid-March, Rastgar’s collection reflects his unconventional path into the art realm and the experiences that helped bring him there. As the “token kid who was always drawing in class,” his interest in art began at age 3 and never stopped. Rastgar became heavily involved in graffiti in high school, and soon after moved to Los ‘Present Day Babylon’ Angeles to pursue graphic design. By way of designing sets for TV commercials, he landed a Feb 17-Mar 17 job as a display artist for Urban Outfitters before Seeing Things Gallery, ultimately switching to animation as a career. But San Jose despite his vast and varied resume, the constant seeingthingsgallery.com throughout his career has been his willingness to share his art without hesitation. “Whether it was animation or drawing or painting, I have always shown my work and was never afraid to show it,” he says. “It’s about just doing it and being good enough in your mind that you’re not just letting your mom see it—the world needs to see it if you’re creating.” Rastgar’s installation and collection of paintings and drawings for “Babylon” pull from this natural confidence and play with the serious themes of life and death in a humorous, tongue-in-cheek manner. Juxtaposing the absurd with the ordinary and dark humor with lighthearted, cartoony subjects, Rastgar manages to capture the madness of modern day life in a way that is accessible and playful while managing to shed light on darker issues, like the death of his good friend who is memorialized in his installation. “Something I learned in my early years of art was that you have to have a narrative behind your work because storytelling is the key component to human civilization,” Rastgar explains. “If you can resonate with that aspect of humanity, you have a place in someone’s heart. I want to resonate with people, and I want my work to be impactful and playful, yet serious.” —Avi Salem

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Trainwreck

Clint Eastwood turns in another installment of patriot porn with ‘The 15:17 to Paris’ BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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HE MIRACLE OF cinema is that very aged directors can be youthful, and young directors can be querulous old fogies. Too bad the 87-year-old Clint Eastwood doesn’t prove that equation in The 15:17 to Paris. The gimmick is that Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler star as themselves in the reenactment of their thwarting of a terrorist attack by Ayoub El-Khazzani aboard the high speed Amsterdam-Paris express in 2015.

We’re already aboard the train, with the bare-chested maniac popping out of the men’s bathroom, pistol at the ready…and that’s when we flash back to Sacramento. Once upon a time, Alek and Spencer—two of the three heroes in this film—were prankish single-parented kids; comediennes Judy Greer and Jenna Fischer are wasted in the bland troubled-mom roles. The boys are sent to Christian school, in scenes shot in so many shades of brown it’s as if the administration had decided to ban color because it might incite Satan. There they meet their new pal Anthony, a much more assured troublemaker.

As a kid, Stone has a Full Metal Jacket poster on one wall—though that Kubrick film isn’t exactly a love letter to the military. In one of several self-references, Eastwood puts up a Flags of Our Fathers poster on the boy’s adjacent wall. (Stone also wears a T-shirt of Eastwood in cowboy regalia.) Stone is devout, praying St. Francis’ prayer as a youth—“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace”—saying that he longs to join the Army so he can save lives. This is kind of a creative interpretation of the Army’s mission. Some defend The 15:17 to Paris as an example of classic, uninflected style by the grand old man. If it’s true that Eastwood is a classic minimalist, it’s surprising how uneconomical this film is. The emphasis on back story swamps the movie; it’s like watching a version of Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in which two-thirds of the movie is about Doc Holliday’s time in dental school. Eastwood keeps repeating himself on the details and stranding us. It takes a few minutes to realize that what looks like a training exercise in Texas is meant to be an actual patrol in

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COWBOYS & MOROCCANS ‘The 15:17 to Paris’ is Clint Eastwood’s dull retelling of a foiled terrorist attack.

Afghanistan. All that wartime incident leads up to is the story of a lost hat. It’s clear why Eastwood leans toward Stone throughout the film, as he has a bit more natural presence on screen; he’s easygoing and laconic in that way we like our Western heroes to be. The adult Sadler who introduces himself at the beginning of the story in voice-over, explains why a black man like him is hanging out with white boys. But then he gets neglected by the rest of the film. (At the end, during an awards ceremony in Paris, we finally meet Sadler’s parents—it’s as if the script wasn’t sure Anthony had any parents up to that point.) The film descends into paralysis as the three head for their date with fate at the end of a European vacation. The trip commences with an awkward Skype conversation between Stone and Skarlatos. The tour scenes might be a gentle critique of the American abroad; Sadler’s wielding of the selfie stick becoming pretty much his only characteristic. The trio pose as Romans at the Coliseum, giving thumbs-down to the long-gone gladiators, as the soundtrack airs an accordion version of “Volare.” While there aren’t really any female leads in this film, Eastwood keeps upskirting; whether on the staircase at a Rome hostel or at the brass pole at an Amsterdam nightclub, the camera zeroes in on a series of foreign butts. Eastwood’s experiment of casting non-pros has precedents. Likely he recalls Audie Murphy starring in the filmed version of his wartime exploits, To Hell and Back (1955). The three real-life heroes acquit themselves, mostly—the casting is the least of this film’s problems. Since there is so much filler here, it’s a surprise that the director who spent so much time doing the back and forth between sides in Letters From Iwo Jima gives us so little about the opposite side of this incident—what drove El-Khazzani to a potentially suicidal act of terrorism? Remember that empty chair Eastwood was addressing at the 2012 Republican National Convention? It’s like Eastwood is gone, and the empty chair is directing the movie.


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HUG IT OUT After a series of false starts and heavy loss, Michelle Zauner found success, reinventing herself as Japanese Breakfast.

Moving On

Japanese Breakfast exorcises her demons on two acclaimed albums BY YOUSIF KASSAB

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ICHELLE ZAUNER is having a moment. As the woman behind indie rock and electronic project Japanese Breakfast, she’s recently collaborated with Bay Area producer Giraffage and enjoyed critical praise for her two latest full-length efforts. But it wasn’t that long ago that Zauner was ready to leave music behind. It took a tumultuous and traumatic episode—the death of her mother—for the singer and songwriter to find her voice. In losing her mother, Zauner found strength and purpose in unspeakable loss, reinventing herself as Japanese

Breakfast and taking the music press by storm with a pair of acclaimed records—2016’s Psychopomp and 2017’s Soft Sounds From Another Planet. “It kinda took me giving up on it to realize how much I was meant to do it, I guess,” Zauner says over the phone. Years before performing as Japanese Breakfast, Zauner had been leading the Philadelphia rock outfit Little Big League. At the time, the band had been touring on their own, and just barely making enough from shows and merch to break even at the end of the day. It got to a point where she just wanted the security of a 9-to-5 job. And her mother was diagnosed with cancer. “My mom was going through chemo and my bass player quit the band to

be in another band,” Zauner says. “So the idea of going back to the same life of DIY touring, sleeping on people’s couches and floors, working as a waitress, quitting my job to go out and tour, then coming back and looking for a new job just seemed too hard.” However, in the end, it was her mother’s illness that became the catalyst for Zauner to pursue music on her own terms. Psychopomp, her debut full-length as Japanese Breakfast, documents the months following her mother’s death. On a late album highlight, “Heft,” Zauner confronts the reality of her loss, along with her own fears of dying too soon, teeth bared. Rising through spiraling guitars and a tunnel of reverb, her soaring vocals finally alight as she settles on the chorus “What if it’s the same dark coming?” she asks defiantly. “The same dark... Well then, fuck it all.” By the time she put out Psychopomp, Zauner had already been writing for years. She began learning to play her first instrument when she was a child. “I started playing piano when I was 5. I hated music theory and practicing and stuff,” she says. “But I’m glad I was forced to now.”

Her mom wouldn’t buy her a guitar until she was a teenager. Even after she did get one, Zauner says her sights were not immediately set on writing her own songs. That last push would come about halfway through high school. “The biggest thing for me was seeing my peers writing their own music,” she says. “I was a sophomore and ran into three seniors who I recognized from my school putting on a small show of songs they had written. It made it seem more in the realm of something I could do. Sometimes music that’s not as complex almost makes it seem more reachable.” Her sophomore LP, Soft Sounds from Another Planet finds Zauner in a new place, albeit with a lot of the same things on her mind. With album closer “This House,” Zauner reflects on how much the last two years have changed her atop a sparse instrumental of equal parts piano and confidently strummed guitar. She sings to a husband who helped pull her through the worst of it before thinking back on a toxic past relationship that would have only made things worse. Considering the subject matter of Zauner’s new music, it’s no surprise that much of the conversation leads back to her mother. “For the next album I would love to write about something else,” she says with a laugh. Whether she does, though, it’s clear that Zauner isn’t prone to shy away from talking about her loss. “I think it just depends on how it’s handled,” she says. “For me it’s just a reality that a lot of the songs are about that. And it’s a huge part of my life. I guess there are times when people forget that I’m a human being and are rude about how they ask about it. But mostly, I think it helps me to talk about it, in a way, and I know it’s helped other people.” Zauner is currently touring in support of Soft Sounds from Another Planet. She performs at The Ritz as part of the Noise Pop festival with support from Oakland-based Jay Som and Hand Habits.

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CONCERTS AND EVENTS Third Thursday: Jazz and Beyond San Jose Museum of Art Thu, Feb 15, 5–9pm $5 advance and at the door

Kick off Winter Fest with San Jose Jazz and San Jose Museum of Art! The night features an interview with pianist Cyrus Chestnut, music themed art-making and performances by guitarist Mason Razavi, SJZ High School All Stars and Summer Fest hit Mino Yanci.

Will Calhoun, Sonic Runway: Experiments in Sound Thu, Feb 15, 6–7pm San Jose City Hall Plaza Free

In tribute to Winter Fest’s opening night, two-time Grammy winning drummer Will Calhoun performs on the Sonic Runway, a sound-powered light-art installation created by artists for the 2016 Burning Man festival as a visualization of the speed of sound.

Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Thu, Feb 15, 8–9:30pm Cafe Stritch $25 advance; $30 door Virtuosic and playful, pianist Cyrus Chestnut’s hard swinging, soulful sounds blend contemporary jazz, traditional jazz and gospel, plus occasional seasonings of Latin and samba.

Osunlade Residency at The Continental

Thu, Feb 15–Sat, Feb 17, 9pm–1:30am The Continental $10–$20 Hailing from St. Louis MO, Osunlade is a DJ known for integrating his roots: pioneering blues, ragtime and jazz. Opening on Thursday is singer/songwriter Madison McFerrin who made a splash at the recent New York Winter Jazzfest.

Loston Harris

(SJZ Composer+ members only) Fri, Feb 16, 7:30–8:45pm $40 advance In this concert in a private home, pianist Loston Harris synthesizes traditional jazz, gospel and blues with his own unique stylings. The evening includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and wine graciously provided by P. Harrell wines.

Organ Extravaganza with Ronnie Foster Fri, Feb 16, 8–11pm Cafe Stritch $25 advance; $30 door

Organized by the Jazz Organ Fellowship, the 3rd Annual Organ Extravaganza celebrates the contributions of the Hammond B-3. This evening features legendary Ronnie Foster with his Trio, opened by Grammy nominee Sundra Manning and her Organ Combo.

Hip Spanic Allstars

Fri, Feb 16, 8–9:30pm Deluxe Eatery Free With a sound derived from the 1970s Chicano rock and funk scene, the Hip Spanic Allstars create a blend of Latin, jazz, funk and world music—mixing it all together into a melodic and rhythmic gumbo.

On back, selected Winter Fest artists, top to bottom, left to right: La Misa Negra; Dee Dee Bridgewater, photo by Mark Higashino; Osunlade; Cyrus Chestnut; Jacob Jolliff Band; Veronica Swift; Mark Guiliana, photo by Shervin Lainez; International Guitar Night; KNOWER, photo by Richard Thompson; Sameer Gupta, photo by MEEK.

A Circle Has No Beginning by Sameer Gupta Featuring David Boyce Sat, Feb 17, 7:30–9pm Cafe Stritch $25 advance; $30 door

Bay Area-born drumset and tabla virtuoso Sameer Gupta is one of a few percussionists simultaneously representing the traditions of American jazz and Indian classical music. Featuring the Bay Area’s own David Boyce on saxophone.

La Misa Negra

Sat, Feb 17, 8–10pm SLG Art Boutiki & Gallery $15 advance; $20 door La Misa Negra is a 7-piece from Oakland, California, known for its unique blend of heavyweight cumbia and high-energy, Afro-Latin music.

Young Lions

Sat, Feb 17, 10pm–12am Five Points Free

Hedley Club Jazz Jam

Wed, Feb 21, 7:30–10:30pm Hedley Club, Hotel De Anza Free One of the Bay Area’s longest-running jazz jams, the Hedley Club jam pulls out all the stops for Winter Fest, with an expanded house band featuring John L. Worley, Jr. and Dahveed Behroozi. Thu, Feb 22, 7–9:30pm Cafe Stritch $10 advance and at the door

In the first outing of the newly minted SJZ Collective, the cream of Silicon Valley musicians pays tribute to one of jazz’s foundational musicians, Thelonius Monk.

Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku Jr., Led Kaapana and Jeff Peterson Fri, Feb 23, 7–9pm Cafe Stritch $25 advance; $30 door

In a new project, especially for Winter Fest, these young lions of Silicon Valley’s bourgening music scene come together with a mix of modern and jazz-inspired originals.

Jacob Jolliff Band

KNOWER

The Jacob Jolliff Band is the next generation of bluegrass supergroups, led by one of the country’s premier contemporary bluegrass mandolinists.

Dee Dee Bridgewater with the SJSU Jazz Orchestra Sun, Feb 18, 7–8:30pm Hammer Theatre $25 advance; $35 door

Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater performs a range of highlights from her storied career, accompanied by the SJSU Orchestra. The SJZ High School All Stars open the event.

Sat, Feb 24, 3–3:45pm Cafe Stritch Free

The Folsom High School jazz program has won many awards over the last 34 years including the Monterey and Reno Jazz Festivals. Music Director Curtis Gaesser is currently a finalist for the Grammy Music Educator Award.

SJZ Collective Reimagines Monk

Four-time Grammy-winning slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr. leads a trio of master slack key artists who share Hawaii’s unique folk styles with origins in early 19th century Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture.

Sun, Feb 18, 4–5:30pm Cafe Stritch $20 advance; $25 door

Folsom High School

Fri, Feb 23, 8–9:30pm SLG Art Boutiki & Gallery $15 advance; $20 door Combining dub-step grooves, jazz harmonies and funky vocals into an incredibly imaginative off-world experience, KNOWER “stretches the boundaries between jazz, funk, and sanity.” (LA Weekly)

Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band Sat, Feb 24, 2–2:45pm Cafe Stritch Free

Hand-picked by their band directors, Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band represents the top high school student musicians from Santa Cruz and neighboring counties

Lincoln High School Sat, Feb 24, 4–4:45pm Cafe Stritch Free

SCU Jazz Combo

Sun, Feb 25, 3–3:45pm Cafe Stritch Free The finest student jazz performers from Santa Clara University showcase the culmination of their hard work for a live audience.

SJZ High School All Stars U19s Sun, Feb 25, 4–4:45pm Cafe Stritch Free

The premier young jazz performers from Lincoln High School present the culmination of their hard work for a live audience.

SJZ High School All Stars U19s is a small combo culled from the ranks of San Jose Jazz’s regional, audition-based big band program for students who are interested in the study and performance of jazz.

International Guitar Night

Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet

Sat, Feb 24, 7:30–9:30pm Oshman Family JCC Palo Alto $30 GA/$40 VIP advance and at the door In its 18th year of touring, IGN features celebrated guitarists from across the globe. Gypsy jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt returns with Canada’s Calum Graham, Poland’s Marek Pasieczny and American guitarist Michael Chapdelaine.

Sun, Feb 25, 6–7:30pm Cafe Stritch $20 advance; $25 door

Mark Guiliana is recognized as one of the world’s leading drummers; admired across the spectrum from jazz to rock to electronic music for his rhythmic sophistication, creative impulse and individual sound.

Orquesta Latin Heat Mike Clark's Four and More Sat, Feb 24, 8–9:30pm Cafe Stritch $25 advance; $30 door

Mike Clark is known as one of the founders of the distinctive East Bay Sound coming out of Oakland in the 70s. He’s also one of the architects of Herbie Hancock’s signature sound. Joining this influential drummer are Peter Barshay, Mike Zilber and Matt Clark.

Christina Galistaus Quartet Sun, Feb 25, 2–2:45pm Cafe Stritch Free

The Christina Galisatus Quartet performs Christina’s original compositions that are both melodious and rhythmically diverse. Featuring Evan Mickas on saxophone, Chris Davis on bass and Mike Mitchell on drums.

Sun, Feb 25, 7–10pm Gordon Biersch Restaurant $5 at the door (Kids are free) Winter Fest co-presents Orquesta Latin Heat at Gordon Biersch Restaurant’s series Boogaloo Sundays. Come early for a dance lesson or stop by later for salsa, merengue and cumbia originals, and classics by one of Bay Area’s best dance bands.

Veronica Swift Featuring the Benny Green Trio Wed, Feb 28, 7–8:30pm Cafe Stritch $25 advance; $30 door

At age 23, Veronica Swift is recognized around the country as one of the top young jazz singers on the scene. Second place winner of the prestigious Thelonius Monk Competition, She is collaborating with pianist Benny Green on a forthcoming album.

WINTER FEST VENUES Cafe Stritch

374 S 1st St, San Jose cafestritch.com

The Continental

349 S 1st St, San Jose thecontinentalbar.com

Deluxe Eatery

71 E San Fernando St, San Jose facebook.com/deluxerestaurantsj

Five Points

169 W Santa Clara St, San Jose fivepointssj.com

Gordon Biersch Restaurant

33 E San Fernando St, San Jose gordonbiersch.com

Hammer Theatre

101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose sjsu.edu/hammertheatre

Hedley Club, Hotel De Anza

233 W Santa Clara St, San Jose destinationhotels.com/hotel-de-anza

Oshman Family JCC

3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto paloaltojcc.org

SLG Art Boutiki & Gallery 44 Race St, San Jose artboutiki.com

San Jose City Hall Plaza

200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose

COMING UP @ SJZ José James Tribute to Bill Withers Sat, May 12 Cafe Stritch

Taimane

Sat, May 19 Cafe Stritch

29th Annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest Aug 10–12 Downtown San Jose


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ART BOUTIKI

Fri, Feb 16, 7:30pm: Ty Mauro and the Moons, Childhood Keepsake, and Amy Obenski. San Jose.

BACK BAR SOFA

Fri, Feb 16: LoveRance and Skipper. San Jose.

CLUB FOX

Thu, Feb 15, 8pm: The Fred Eaglesmith Show Starring Tif Ginn. Fri, Feb 16, 9pm: Mustache Harbor. Sat, Feb 17, 9pm: Spangalang Dance Party Featuring Tony Lindsay, with special guests Eddie Mininfield and Fred Ross. Sun, Feb 18, 3pm: An All Star Lineup of The Boogie. Redwood City.

FORAGER

BRIT ARMS ALMADEN

Fri, Feb 16, 8pm: Music Residency: Vudajé and guests. San Jose.

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

BRIT ARMS DOWNTOWN

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

CAFFE FRASCATI

Sat, Feb 17, 8pm: Peter Feliciano. 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 15: Bailamela DJ Night with Mare E. Fresh. Fri, Feb 16: 12 Steps to Nothing, Ghost Town Hangmen, and O’Craven. Sat, Feb 17: NME, King of Garbage, and Le Wolves. Tue, Feb 20: Circus of Sin hosted by Some Guy. San Jose.

THE CATS

Sun, 6pm: Joe Ferrarra. Thu, Feb 15, 7pm: The Cool Dogs. Fri, Feb 16, 8pm: Fishhook. Sat, Feb 17, 8pm: Summit Boys. Sun, Feb 18, 5pm: Joe Ferrarra. Sun, Feb 18, 8pm: Steve Dukeheart. Los Gatos.

C&J’S SPORTS BAR

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

CHARLEY'S LG

Fri, Feb 16, 7pm: Lyin I’s and DJ David Q. Sat, Feb 17, 7pm: HMQ Band and DJ Jay Reese. Los Gatos.

CITY NATIONAL CIVIC

Fri, Feb 16, 7pm: Newsboys.

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.

PIONEER SALOON

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

THE QUARTER NOTE

Wed: Live Music Jam with Dave Gonzales Band. Thu: Live Music Jam with Vicious Groove. Sun: Live Music Jam with Will Roc’s Band. Mon: Live Music Jam with DANA’s Band. Fri, Feb 16, 9pm: Kathy’s Birthday Party. Sat, Feb 17, 7pm: Up A Notch Band. Sunnyvale.

Band. Sun, Feb 18, 2pm: Mary Ellen Duo. Tue, Feb 20, 6pm: Johnny Neri Solo. San Jose.

SHERWOOD INN

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

THE X-BAR

Sun, Feb 18, 6pm: The Body Rampant, gP, ourfathers, Israel Sanchez, and Cardinal Collective. Cupertino.

JAZZ/BLUES/ WORLD AGAVE (MONTEREY ROAD) 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.

ANGELICA’S BISTRO

Wed, Feb 14, 7:30pm: Rebecca DuMaine & The Dave Miller Trio. Thu, Feb 15, 7:30pm: Cheri “Note” Anderson. Fri, Feb 16, 8:30pm: “Tributo a Juan Gabriel” feat. Rafael Turincio and his Band. Sat, Feb 17, 8:30pm: New Bossa Beats by 510JAZZ. Sun, Feb 18, 7:30pm: Stratify Funk, R&B, Soul SmoothJazz feat. Kymberly Jackson. Tue, Feb 20, 7:30pm: "An Evening of Standards and Romantic Latin Vocals." Redwood City.

ART BOUTIKI

Sat, Feb 17, 7pm: La Misa Negra. San Jose.

BLUE NOTE LOUNGE

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

CAFE STRITCH THE RITZ

Thu, Feb 15, 8pm: Magic Beans. Fri, Feb 16, 7pm: Blitzen Trapper, Liz Cooper & The Stampede. Sat, Feb 17, 8pm: Samiam, Kicker, The Pathogens, and Smoker. Sun, Feb 18, 8pm: Last in Line, The Dave Friday Band, and The Gray Coats. Tue, Feb 20, 7pm: Shabazz Palaces. San Jose.

SAN PEDRO SQUARE MARKET

Sat, Feb 17, 7pm: Math Class

Diana D’Angelo

Sun, Feb 18, 7pm: Air Supply feat. Mickey Thomas. San Jose.

Wed: Wax Wednesday: All Vinyl DJ Sets. Sunday, 7pm, The Eulipions Jazz Jam Session. San Jose. Thu, Feb 15, 8pm: San Jose Jazz 2018 Winter Fest: Cyrus Chestnut Trio. Fri, Feb 16, 8pm: SJZ 2018 WF: Ronnie Foster Trio. Sat, Feb 17, 7:30pm: SJZ 2018 WF: Sameer Gupta. San Jose.

CAFFE FRASCATI

First Fri, 8pm: Art Walk & Opera Night. Third Fri: Bossa Blue - Brazilian Music Night. First Sat, 8pm: Kavanaugh Brothers Celtic Experience. Fri, Feb 16, 8pm: Bossa Blue. San Jose.

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ROCK/POP/ HIP-HOP

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AFTER YOU SWIPE RIGHT Join Mr. Ato Walker as he hosts the Caravan Lounge’s 4th Anniversary Comedy Show on Valentine’s Night at 9pm.

CAFE PINK HOUSE

Sat, 2pm–3:30pm: Saturday Live Music Hangout. Sat, Feb 17, 7:30pm: Robert Kennedy Quartet. Saratoga.

CASCAL

Fri, 9:30pm & Sat, 9pm: Live Music. Fri, Feb 16, 9pm: Edgardo and LaTido. Mountain View.

THE CATS

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

FLINT CENTER

Thu, Feb 14, 10am: Theatreworks USA “Pete the Cat.” Sat, Feb 17, 7pm: ZaiGeZaiGu Chinese New Year Gala. Cupertino.

HEDLEY CLUB AT HOTEL DE ANZA 1st and 3rd Wed: Jazz Jam. San Jose

HUKILAU

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

JJ’S BLUES

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

O’FLAHERTY’S

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

LITTLE LOU’S BBQ

Thu, 7:30pm: Aki’s Original Thursday Night Blues Jam. Wed, Feb 14, 7pm: Open Rock Jam with Seeking Attention. Fri, Feb 16, 8pm: Suska and the Sugar Sweet Blues Band. Sat, Feb 17, 1pm: Scarlette La Rue Banjo Band. 8pm: The Fast Lane Band. Sun, Feb 18, 3pm: Jazz Jam. Mon, Feb, 19, 7:30pm: Santa Clara Vanguard Orchestra. Tue, Feb 20, 7pm: Booker D and the Mellow Fellows. Campbell.

MOROCCO’S

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

MOUNTAIN WINERY

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Plenty of Heart AIR SUPPLY WAS one of the biggest-selling acts of the 1980s. With a long string of smash hits—including an impressive string of 10 consecutive Top 40 singles—the Australian band satisfied the listening public’s craving for tuneful, romantic pop. But when the duo of Graham Russell (guitar, vocals and songwriting) and lead singer Russell Hitchcock got the band together in 1975, neither suspected they’d still be touring worldwide and making new music more than four decades later. Air Supply Russell and Hitchcock first met as cast members of the Australian production of Jesus Christ Superstar. “We put a record out while we were still in the cast,” says Russell. “It went to No. 1 in Feb 18, 7pm, $45+ Australia, but nobody knew who we were!” City National Civic Breaking through in the U.S. was a goal from the start, and Air Supply got a boost from none sanjosetheaters.org other than singer Rod Stewart. In those days, it was customary for internationally touring artists visiting Australia to feature an Australian opening act. Riding high on the success of their 1976 self-titled debut, Air Supply scored a gig opening for Stewart. Russell still recalls the singer's greeting backstage after their first show: “Hey guys, great job. I want you to open for me in the U.S. next year.” That tour helped grow a stateside fan base for Air Supply. But it was 1980’s “Lost in Love” that truly broke the band in the U.S. The track soared to the top spot on the singles charts, and a succession of similarly themed singles (“All Out of Love,” “Every Woman in the World,” “The One That You Love,” “Young Love,” “Making Love Out of Nothing at All” and several others) helped propel four of Air Supply’s albums to platinum or multi-platinum status. “You couldn’t turn a radio on without hearing Air Supply,” Russell says without a hint of boastfulness. He notes that the band was prepared for success. “But we had a lot of luck too: the universe was with us every step of the way.” His secret to that success is simple. “We were tenacious. And we were always nice to everyone on the way up.” It’s fitting that Air Supply’s new album—the band’s 25th—will be released on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day. “People go to a show to hear hit songs,” Russell admits. “But we’ve always included new ones, too. And in the end they love those just as much as the old ones.” —Bill Kopp

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY Fuji is Japan’s highest peak. If you’re in good shape, you can reach the top in seven hours. The return trip can be done in half the time—if you’re cautious. The loose rocks on the steep trail are more likely to knock you off your feet on the way down than on the way up. I suspect this is an apt metaphor for you in the coming weeks, Aries. Your necessary descent may be deceptively challenging. So make haste slowly! Your power animals are the rabbit and the snail.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In 1903, Orville and

Wilbur Wright made a few short jaunts through the air in a flying machine they called the Flyer. It was a germinal step in a process that ultimately led to your ability to travel 600 mph while seated 30,000 feet above the earth. Less than 66 years after the Wright brothers’ breakthrough, American astronauts landed on the moon. They had with them a patch of fabric from the left wing of the Flyer. I expect that during the coming weeks, you will be climaxing a long-running process that deserves a comparable ritual. Revisit the early stages of the work that enabled you to be where you are now.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In 2006, 5 percent of the world’s astronomers gathered at an international conference and voted to demote Pluto from a planet to a “dwarf planet.” Much of the world agreed to honor their declaration. Since then, though, there has arisen a campaign by equally authoritative astronomers to restore Pluto to full planet status. The crux of the issue is this: How shall we define the nature of a planet? But for the people of New Mexico, the question has been resolved. State legislators there formally voted to regard Pluto as a planet. They didn’t accept the demotion. I encourage you to be inspired by their example, Gemini. Whenever there are good arguments from opposing sides about important matters, trust your gut feelings. Stand up for your preferred version of the story. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Ray Bradbury’s dystopian

best-seller Fahrenheit 451 was among the most successful of the 27 novels he wrote. It won numerous awards and has been adapted into films, plays and graphic novels. Bradbury wrote the original version of the story in nine days, using a typewriter he rented for 20 cents per hour. When his publisher urged him to double the manuscript’s length, he spent another nine days doing so. According to my reading of the planetary configurations, you Cancerians now have a similar potential to be surprisingly efficient and economical as you work on an interesting creation or breakthrough—especially if you mix a lot of play and delight into your labors.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Poet Louise Glück has

characterized herself as "afflicted with longing yet incapable of forming durable attachments." If there is anything in you that even partially fits that description, I have good news: In the coming weeks, you’re likely to feel blessed by longing rather than afflicted by it. The foreseeable future will also be prime time for you to increase your motivation and capacity to form durable attachments. Take full advantage of this fertile grace period!

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In 2004, a man named

Jerry Lynn tied a battery-operated alarm clock to a string and dangled it down a vent in his house. He was hoping that when the alarm sounded, he would get a sense of the best place to drill a hole in his wall to run a wire for his TV. But the knot he’d made wasn’t perfect, and the clock slipped off and plunged into an inaccessible spot behind the wall. Then, every night for 13 years, the alarm rang for a minute. The battery was unusually strong! A few months ago, Lynn decided to end the mild but constant irritation. Calling on the help of duct specialists, he retrieved the persistent clock. With this story as your inspiration, and in accordance with astrological omens, I urge you Virgos to finally put an end to your equivalent of the maddening alarm clock. (Read the story: tinyurl.com/ alarmclockmadness.)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Was Napoléon Bonaparte an oppressor or liberator? The answer is both. His work in the world hurt a lot of people and helped a lot of people. One of his more magnanimous escapades transpired in June 1798, when he and his naval forces

invaded the island of Malta. During his six-day stay, he released political prisoners, abolished slavery, granted religious freedom to Jews, opened 15 schools, established the right to free speech and shut down the Inquisition. What do his heroics have to do with you? I don’t want to exaggerate, but I expect that you, too, now have the power to unleash a blizzard of benevolence in your sphere. Do it in your own style, of course, not Napoléon’s.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): "Trees that are slow to

grow bear the best fruit," said French playwright Molière. I’m going to make that your motto for now, Scorpio. You have pursued a gradual, steady approach to ripening, and soon it will pay off in the form of big bright blooms. Congratulations on having the faith to keep plugging away in the dark! I applaud your determination to be dogged and persistent about following your intuition even though few people have appreciated what you were doing.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The growth you

can and should foster in the coming weeks will be stimulated by quirky and unexpected prods. To get you started, here are a few such prods. 1. What’s your hidden or dormant talent, and what could you do to awaken and mobilize it? 2. What’s something you’re afraid of but might be able to turn into a resource? 3. If you were a different gender for a week, what would you do and what would your life be like? 4. Visualize a dream you’d like to have while you’re asleep tonight. 5. If you could transform anything about yourself, what would it be? 6. Imagine you’ve won a free vacation to anywhere you want. Where would you go?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may think you

have uncovered the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. But according to my analysis of the astrological omens, you’re just a bit more than halfway there. In order to get the rest of the goods, you’ll have to ignore your itch to be done with the search. You’ll have to be unattached to being right and smart and authoritative. So please cultivate patience. Be expansive and magnanimous as you dig deeper. For best results, align yourself with poet Richard Siken’s definition: "The truth is complicated. It’s two-toned, multi-vocal, bittersweet."

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The posh magazine

Tatler came up with a list of fashionable new names for parents who want to ensure their babies get a swanky start in life. Since you Aquarians are in a phase when you can generate good fortune by rebranding yourself or remaking your image, I figure you might be interested in using one of these monikers as a nickname or alias. At the very least, hearing them could whet your imagination to come up with your own ideas. Here are Tatler’s chic avant-garde names for girls: Czar-Czar; Debonaire; Estonia; Figgy; Gethsemane; Power; Queenie. Here are some boys’ names: Barclay; Euripides; Gustav; Innsbruck; Ra; Uxorious; Wigbert; Zebedee.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Now that you have finally paid off one of your debts to the past, you can start window-shopping for the future’s best offers. The coming days will be a transition time as you vacate the power spot you’ve outgrown and ramble out to reconnoiter potential new power spots. So bid your crisp farewells to waning traditions, lost causes, ghostly temptations and the deadweight of people’s expectations. Then start preparing a vigorous first impression to present to promising allies out there in the frontier. Homework: Confess, brag, and expostulate about what inspires you to love. Got to freewillastrology.com and click on “Email Rob.”

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ENGINEERING/ TECHNOLOGY A10 Networks, Inc., leader in Application Networking, has openings in San Jose, CA for: Senior Staff Software Engineer (SWE38): Design and develop new features to enhance and maintain A10 configuration management software module; Staff Software Engineer (SWE39): Plan, design, develop and test software systems or applications for software enhancements and new products; Senior Staff Software Engineer (SWE40): Plan, design, develop and test software systems or applications for software enhancements and new products; Senior Software Engineer (SWE41): Participate in the design and development of network system software and architecture; Corporate Systems Engineer (CSE01): Develop both POC and practical technical solutions. Position requires up to 15% travel to other A10 offices in the U.S. Ref job code and mail resume to A10 Networks, Attn: HR AH, 3 West Plumeria Dr., San Jose, CA 95134.

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TECHNICAL Adobe Systems Incorporated is accepting resumes for the following positions in San Jose, CA: Product Manager (SJPM200): Define requirements for all subscription (base, promo, trial), perpetual, and marketplace offers created in the organization. Software Engineer (SJSE600): Design, modify, develop, write code, troubleshoot, and support product level software programs (including Adobe Digital Marketing Suite). Software Engineer (SJSE700): Architect and build new features for ThugWorldRecords.com a cloud-centric redesign of Adobe’s Thug World Records explosive label Lightroom application for Windows based out of San Jose CA with major and Macintosh computers, allowing features lil Wayne E-40 Ghetto customers to organize, edit, and share Politician Punish. Free downloads mp3s their photography while automatically Ringtones. 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First Street, San design teams create Adobe Jose, CA 95112, and mail or deliver a copy to David Capella, successor creative cloud fordated theJuly 30, trustee of the Capella Familyexperience Revocable Living Trust web, desktop mobile. 1997, of which the Decedentand was the settlor, at theComputer Sowards Law Firm, 2542 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite 200, Campbell, CA 95008, within the Scientist (SJCS102): Deliver WCMS later of four (4) months after November 2, 2016 (the date of the first development commitments publication of notice to creditors) or, if notice is mailedas or personally delivered to you, sixty (60)within days after theproject date this notice is mailed specified and schedule ordeadlines personally delivered to you.LATE CLAIMS:of If you do not file your as a member a crossclaim within the time required by law, you must petition to file a functional Computer Scientist late claim as providedteam. in California Probate Code §19103.FAILURE TO(SJCS103): FILE A CLAIM: Failure to file afault-tolerant, claim with the court andhigh to serve Build a copy of the claim on the trustee will in most instances invalidate performance, and multi-threaded your claim.(Pub dates: 10/26, 11/02, 11/09/2016) algorithms for data processing. ComputerBUSINESS Scientist (SJCS104): Design, FICTITIOUS build STATEMENT and deploy #622524 secure, reliable and NAME scalable services. The following person(s) is (are)Telecommuting doing business as: Advanced permitted. Site Industrial Delivery LLC, 247 N.Reliability Capitol Ave., UnitEngineer 104, San Jose, CA, 95127. This businessWork is being conducted a limited liability (SJSRE100): with by Development company. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business andtheProduct Management toherein. design under fictitious business name or names listed Above entity wasdeliver formed in the state of California. /s/Gilbert Juan Garcia and new functionality. Managing Member#201627010166This statement was filed with Domestic travel required up to the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 10/17/2016. (pub Metro 15%. Member of Technical Staff 11/02, 11/09, 11/16, 11/23/2016) (SJMTS200): Build cloud based REST based services to provide search, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS discovery, and recommendations for NAME STATEMENT #622430 Adobe Cloud. Software Engineer The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Union (SJSE900): creation Avenue Liquors, 3649Responsible Union Ave., San Jose,for CA, 95124, Kim Dao Corporation, Leominster Ct., San Jose,based CA, 95139.on This Apple business of iOS 36 test framework isXCTests. being conducted by a corporation. Registrant has not yet Site Reliability Engineer begun transacting business under the fictitious business name highest or(SJSRI200): names listed herein.Ensure Above entitythe was formed in the level state of of California. /s/Michael Perazzo President #C39443143 This uptime and John Quality of Service (QoS) statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County for our customers through operational on 10/13/2016. (pub Metro 10/26, 11/02, 11/09, 11/16/2016) excellence. Computer Scientist (SJCS105):BUSINESS Work as part of a team; FICTITIOUS develop customer#622360 driven features NAME STATEMENT on a variety platforms The following person(s)of is (are) doing business(mobile, as: Soft Touch Spa, desktop, and server). Mail to 1692 Tully Road, Suite 12, San Jose, CA, 95122, Dairesume Nguyen, 650 Island Place, Redwood City, CA, 94065. This business is conducted by an Adobe Systems Incorporated, Mailstop individual. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under W08-445, SanNguyen Jose, the fictitious business345 namePark or namesAvenue, listed herein. /s/Dai This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County CA 95110. Must include Ref. code. No onphone 10/12/2016. (pub Metro 11/02, 11/09, 11/16, 11/23/2016) calls please. EOE. www.adobe.com/

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

ENGINEERING Zscaler, Inc. accptg. resumes for Marketing Research Analyst in San Jose, CA. Perform primary research & data analysis understand mkt. trends & local conditions Mail resume: Zscaler, Staffing Dept., 110 Rose Orchard Wy., San Jose, CA 95134. Must Ref. MRA-SS.

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NOTICE OF PETITION ADMINISTER OF MARK equiv. + relev.TOwork expESTATE + skills. Some pos. PASCOE KELLY. CASE NO. 16PR178443To all heirs beneficiaries req. Master/frgn equiv. + relev. work exp + creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise depending be skills. interestedEdu/exp/skill in the will or estate,reqs. or both vary of: MARK PASCOE KELLY. A Petition for Probate has been filed by:All Jamespos. J. Ramoni, Public on position level/type. may Administrator of the County of Santa Clara in the Superior Court of require toofreloc. toTunanticipated lctns. California, County Santa Clara. he Petition for Probate requests thatApply James J. Ramoni, Public Administrator of the County Santa 1741 Technology Drive, SanofJose Clara be appointed personal representative CA ATTNasMonica Esparza to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before NVIDIA market leader in taking certain veryCorporation, important actions, however, the personal representative required to give notice to interested has graphicswill &bedigital media processors, persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the engineering opportunities in Santa proposed action.) The independent administration authorityClara, will be CA granted unless interested person files an objection Bring to the for ananASIC Engr (SSWE485) petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant up and test NVIDIA’s graphics board authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as andNovember chip products; Sr.inSystems SWat Engr follows: 28, 2016, at 9 a.m. Dept. 10 located 191 NORTH FIRST STREET,Support SAN JOSE, CA,NVIDIA’s 95113. IF YOU OBJECT (SSWE482) newto the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing performance architectures andhigh state your objections or file written objections withwith the court attention technologies, before the hearing.to Yourcutting appearanceedge may bePC in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent the including bus protocols such ascreditor PCIofand decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy NVLINK, CPU booting, arbitration, to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) fourmanagement months from the dateprotocols; of first issuanceSr. of and cache letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section Systems SW Engr (SSWE480) Design 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date and implement significant parts the of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice underof section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes compiler; ASIC Engr (ASICDE484) and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may Develop NVIDIA’s graphics board want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. products and hands with new YOU MAY EXAMINE the work file kept by the court.on If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file the courtita Request NVIDIA hardware towith ensure meets for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and design, feature, objectives; appraisal of estate assets orand of anyquality petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for SpecialSSWE484) Notice form Systems SW Engr (SSWE481, is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: MARK Design, implement, and optimize all of A. GONZALEZ, Lead Deputy County Counsel, OFFICE OF THE the multimedia forSuite NVIDIA’s COUNTY COUNSEL, 373 Westdrivers Julian Street, 300, San Jose, CA, 95110, Telephone: 408-758-4200 CC, 11/02,Engr 11/09, 11/16/2016) processors; Systems(Pub Design IV

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS project design process to coordinate with the different teams#622566 involved in design and NAME STATEMENT Product/Technical Theproduction, following person(s)including is (are) doing business as: Van Hoa Lam, 979Marketing, Story Rd., #7087, San Jose, Ca, 95122, Nuh ThuanPCB Lam, Quoc Chip Operations, Layout, AnhDesign Nguyen, 608 Giraudo Dr., San Jose, CA, 95111. ThisThermal, business Verification, Software, is conducted by an married couple.Registrant has not yet begun and Mechanical Verification transacting business under theteams; fictitious business name or names listed herein.IIRefile of previous fileVerify #620681the with changes. /s/Nhu Engr (VERE24) design and Thuan Lam This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa implementation of CPUs; Systems SW Clara County on 10/18/2016. (pub Metro 10/26, 11/02, 11/09, 11/16/2016)

Engr (SSWE483) Build and maintain a hypervisor using kernel-level C++; FICTITIOUS BUSINESS ASIC Engr (ASICDE476) Bring-up and NAME STATEMENT #622752 test NVIDIA’s graphics board and chip Theproducts; following person(s) isSr. (are)Services doing business as: Free Spirit, 380 and Product Mgr S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95113, Michael R. Hill, 8093 E. Zayante (SPM01) Conduct surveys to identify Rd., Felton, CA, 95018. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant has notmarkets yet begun transacting business under the potential for NVIDIA’s products. fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/Michael R. interested, code and HillIfThis statement wasref filedjob with the County Clerksend of Santaresume Clara to: on NVIDIA Corporation. MS04 County 10/24/2016. (pub Metro 11/02, 11/09,Attn: 11/16, 11/23/2016) (J.Green). 2701 San Tomas Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95050. Please no phone FICTITIOUS BUSINESS calls, emails or faxes.

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Countrywide Carrier, 2947 Capewood Ln., San Jose, CA, 95132, Rajwinder Singh. This business is conducted by an individual.Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name


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LEGALS & PUBLIC NOTICES 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)

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 #638651 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Milohas, 4662 Meridian Ave., San Jose, CA, 95118, Milohas Inc. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 12/26/2017. Refile of previous file #634692 with changes. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Mireya Baez. President. #4096278 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 02/07/2018. (pub Metro 02/14, 02/21, 02/28, 03/07/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #637887

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #638376

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)

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)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #637936 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 #638032 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)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #638196 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 #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 #638643 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: The Post, 395-397 Main Street, Los Altos, CA, 94022, Truckee’s Post, LLC, 85 Oakwood Dr., Redwood City, CA, 94061. 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/Victoria Breslin. Managing Member. #201634910083. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 02/07/2018. (pub Metro 02/14, 02/21, 02/28, 03/07/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #638099 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)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #638478 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)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #638305 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Kimberly European Skin Care, 500 E Calaveras Blvd., STE301, Milpitas, CA, 95035, Kimberly Thi Nguyen, 667 Meadow Creek Dr., San Jose, CA, 95136. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 02/12/2005. Refile of previous file #542491 with changes. /s/Kimberly Thi Nguyen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 01/30/2018. (pub Metro 02/14, 02/21, 02/28, 03/07/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #638033 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Stanford Terrace Inn, 531 Stanford Ave., Palo Alto, CA, 94306, Stanford Waterford. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 12/21/2017. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Sophia Huang. Director. #C4101006. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 01/24/2018. (pub Metro 02/14, 02/21, 02/28, 03/07/2018)

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #638034 The following person(s) / registrant(s) has / have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s): Stanford Terrace Inn, 531 Stanford Ave., Palo Alto, CA, 94306, Stanford Terrace LLC. Filed in the Santa Clara county on 01/11/2017 under file No. 6252339. This business was conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. Filed on: 01/24/2018. /s/Sophia Huang, LLC Manager. (pub dates: 02/14, 02/21, 02/28, 03/07/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #638682

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Los Gatos Nail Works, 140 West Main Street, Los Gatos, CA, 95030, Georgette Rachelle Stanley, 5589 Makati Circle, San Jose, CA, 95123. 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/Georgette Stanley. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 02/08/2018. (pub Metro 02/14, 02/21, 02/28, 03/07/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #638672 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: First Choice Family Dental, 967 Mclaughlin Ave., San Jose, CA, 95122, Camtu Thi Nguyen, D.D.S., A Professional Corporation. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 01/05/2018. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Camtu Thi Nguyen. President. #4101244 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 02/08/2018. (pub Metro 02/14, 02/21, 02/28, 03/07/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #638629 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: American Custom Designs, 4878 Westmont Ave., San Jose, CA, 95008, Jordan Lee Davis. 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/Jordan Lee Davis. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 02/07/2018. (pub Metro 02/14, 02/21, 02/28, 03/07/2018)

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #637677 The following person(s) / registrant(s) has / have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s): Garden Salon, 765 Julian St., San Jose, CA, 95112, Phoung Pham. Filed in the Santa Clara county on 06/22/2011 under file No. 552946. This business was conducted by: an Individual. Filed on: 01/11/2018. /s/Phoung Pham. (pub dates: 02/07, 02/14, 02/21, 02/28/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #637676 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Garden Salon, 765 E. Julian St., San Jose, CA, 95112, Phoung K. Pham, 845 Roy Albrook Ct., San Jose, CA, 95111. 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/Phoung K. Pham. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 01/11/2018. (pub Metro 02/07, 02/14, 02/21, 02/28/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #637591 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Universal Trade Service, 1260 Clark Way., San Jose, CA, 95125, Matthew Dembowski. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 01/03/2018. /s/Matthew Dembowski. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 01/09/2018. (pub Metro 02/07, 02/14, 02/21, 02/28/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #638615 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: DVBE Drywall, Inc., 948 Dolores Ave., Los Altos, CA, 94024, Green Zone Construction, Inc. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Anthony Q. Hattey. President. #C3989962. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 02/07/2018. (pub Metro 02/14, 02/21, 02/28, 03/07/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #638789 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Soft Play Parties, 988 Edenbury Lane, San Jose, CA, 95136, Angela Marie St. John. 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/Angela St. John. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 02/09/2018. (pub Metro 02/14, 02/21, 02/28, 03/07/2018)

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BACKSTAGE Folk trio the Wild Reeds perform for a crowd of about 100 attendees at a recent Backwater Arts show.

House Party

Backwater Arts venue celebrates 10 years BY GARY SINGH

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ACKWATER ARTS is appropriately named. To get there, one must venture down Senter Road, in this case at nighttime, surrounded by noir strip malls of seedy karaoke joints, beauty salons, laundromats, and a VietAir freight shipping facility before turning east down Quinn Avenue.

From there, it’s only a short stroll past rundown RVs, computer warehouses, trucking yards and a few characters dumping couches on the

sidewalk before Quinn dead-ends at a two-story New England-style house built in 1877 and currently home to Backwater Arts. On a chilly night, local musician Ben Henderson and the amazing female folksy trio the Wild Reeds are gigging on a cool makeshift stage out back. I am among the first to show up. A variety of tenants rent the historic house and stage a variety of events, from weddings to art shows, or, in this case, talented musicians playing for an audience of their close friends and peers. I see gloriously incongruous chairs, benches, a fire pit, a bar and eventually about 100 people bundled up for the weather.

It’s like any underground San Jose house party, but without the assholes. I see musicians, painters, hair stylists, yoga teachers, DJs, arts impresarios and a few downtown business owners. The venue and creative space was founded by Anne Sconberg—who also hosts the annual Anne and Mark’s Art Party. I recall writing a column about Backwater exactly 10 years ago when it originally started, yet this is my first time back since then. As a result, I confess my idiocy and embarrassment upon arrival, but no one seems to know what I’m talking about, which is probably a good thing. Others making their way in appear blown away by this historic gem of a house just off Coyote Creek and surrounded by industrial warehouse environs and former cannery remnants. “Everything’s so hidden in San Jose,” says one person as he walks in, to sheer surprise at the rocking community of artists unfolding before him in the backyard. The history of the Backwater Arts

house is a feature in of itself, but I’ll break it down right here and now. Quinn Avenue is named after William Quinn of Tyrone, Ireland, who came to San Jose in 1858 and eventually purchased several acres of land on both sides of Coyote Creek. A Vermont wagonmaker named Frederick G. Wool then came to the area in 1874 and acquired by trade some of Quinn’s property west of the creek and built this house in 1877. He later founded the F. G. Wool Packing Co. in 1903, a family-owned and operated business straight up until 1989, making it the longest continuously operating familyrun cannery anywhere in California, if not the whole country. The old brick cannery building still remains out back, as does what’s left of the greenhouse and the water tower. If you talk to old-timers around town, you’ll find many former employees of F. G. Wool Packing. Subsequent generations of the Wool family spawned so many kids, grandkids and great-grandkids that it’s impossible to even figure it out. But Sandy Wool, for example, was a noted county supervisor in the 1930s and ’40s. The lake in Ed Levin Park is named after him. After the cannery business went kaput, the last remaining descendant of the family to remain in the house was Page Wool Hamilton, who lived there straight up until her death in 2006 at the age of 93. Now in 2018, the house looks pretty much the same. Pieces of the original picket fence can be seen in the backyard, along with trees over 100 years old. For the Wild Reeds gig, a makeshift bar is selling beer, wine, sangria, tea and garden fresh oranges. Two-dollar peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches sit inside a bucket. People occupy about 40 wooden chairs, bar stools and benches covered with blankets and Mexican zarapes. Everyone else is standing up. The yard is packed. Illuminating the scene are dozens of Mason jars with candles inside, all hanging from tree branches. Some people are congregating around a fire pit to stay warm. A garden sits off to one side. After the show, it becomes obvious that Backwater still functions on so many levels. For one, you have a historic property converted into an artist colony, a phenomenon you see in many respected cities. You also have a fantastic and experiential way to introduce younger people to local history. Here’s to another 10 years!


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

Vietnoms 387 S First St Ste 121, San Jose 408.827.5812. vietnoms.com Vietnoms features a multitude of bases ($7-11) to build diners’ personalized creations, including French baguettes to make a custom bánh mì sandwich, or choose a more traditional rice, noodle or salad bowl. Select pork, beef, chicken or tofu, plus veggies and sauce it up.

Haidilao Hot Pot 19409 Steven Creek Blvd Ste 100, Cupertino. 669.230.3117. haidilao.us This modern and trendy Chinese chain is known for their Sichuan-style (i.e. spicy) hot pots and quality meats. Diners can’t go wrong with any combo of their spicy pork broth ($4-8), USDA prime rib-eye ($26/7oz.) or abalone on ice ($21).

LuLu’s 1875 S Bascom Ave Ste 165, Campbell. 408.559.8226. lulusmexicanfood.com LuLu’s chicken mole rojo ($15) is simmered in a sauce that includes three different chilies, chocolate, peanuts and a host of spices to make one incredible, mouthwatering meal. Combine that with LuLu’s caramel flan ($6) and you’ve got a little slice of Mexi-heaven.

Tasty Indian Pizza 2850 Quimby Rd Ste 140, San Jose. 408.622.8880. tastyindianpizza.com This local chain has one of the most comprehensive Indian toppings for an Indian pizza that I’ve ever encountered—with everything from saag (spinach) and paneer (Indian cheese) to everyone’s favorite, butter chicken. They do also have traditional American toppings (e.g., pepperoni, mushrooms, linguiça, etc.), but that would be like going to Morton’s and not getting a steak.

Mesquite and Oak 856 N 13th St, San Jose. 408.418.3180 Brunch is what’s on the menu here, because what barbecue junkie hasn’t woken up dreaming of having beef ribs and waffles, or brisket and pancakes? A pulled pork “Frito Bandito” ($12) and brisket hash ($13) are on the menu. While they also serve up the standard barbecue joint lunch and dinner fare, their brunch menu will be what puts them on the map. —John Dyke


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COLORFUL COFFEE Voyager Craft Coffee takes customers on a flavorful expedition.

Taste The Rainbow

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OYAGER CRAFT COFFEE may be the only place in San Jose where you can get a latte fit for a unicorn.

While this newcomer to the South Bay’s coffee scene opened its doors only a year ago, it has hit the sweet spot with social-mediasavvy coffee lovers, thanks to the Instagram-worthy rainbow latte art. It also doesn’t hurt that the beans are locally roasted and that the shop is committed to using high-quality ingredients in its food and drink menu. Boasting an array of pour-over coffees, speciality teas and the full range of espresso drinks, Voyager features coffee beans from a handful of local roasters, including AKA Coffee of Oakland, Red Giant Roasters from Palo Alto and Tico Coffee Roasters from Campbell. They also serve a plethora of baked goods, made daily by local bake shop Big Orange Bakery. Serving everything from croissants to banana bread and coffee cake, one of their tastiest offerings is the vegan sea salt chocolate chip cookie ($2.50), which was more buttery and rich than any non-vegan cookie I’ve had. Be aware that Voyager’s baked goods sell out quickly—on weekends, their entire selection is usually gone before noon. Voyager is best known for signature espresso drinks ($5.30), all inspired by flavors originating from their namesakes. The Santiago is a spicy take on a mocha and includes cayenne pepper, ginger and cinnamon. The Bali is a sweetand-spicy coconut, honey and cayenne-infused latte. Flavored with homemade bourbon syrup, the Savannah is garnished with freshly muddled mint, and the Valencia latte is served with coconut milk, vanilla and orange blossom essence. I tried the Santiago hot and the Savannah and Valencia on ice, and all lived up to their names. The cayenne pepper used in the Santiago packed a punch and complemented the chocolate and cinnamon flavor nicely, but it somewhat overpowered the ginger, which was barely discernible. The Savannah, which Voyager recommends getting iced, was refreshing and reminiscent of Philz Coffee’s mint mojito but with a subtle, not-too-boozy bourbon essence. My favorite was the Valencia, which was delicately flavored with fragrant floral orange essence that didn’t taste artificial or overly saccharine, but actually brought out the coffee’s complex flavors. Alongside my latte, I also enjoyed Voyager’s most popular menu item, the classic avocado toast ($5) which came topped with generous slices of perfectly ripe avocado, cracked pepper and olive oil. Topped toast often feels peak millennial, but it’s delicious and super popular—in surveying the room, I noticed almost every table had ordered some version of it. —Avi Salem

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From left, co-curator Natalia Brizuela; Clément Chéroux, senior curator of photography for SFMOMA; and Jodi Roberts, curator for modern and contemporary art at the CANTOR ARTS CENTER at the opening gala for ‘The Matter of Photography in the Americas’ at Stanford.

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