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The Santa Clara Valley Water District is embarking on a project to address seismic, flood passage and long-term operations issues at Guadalupe Dam. The project goals and objectives are to:

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Celebrating the diverse state of California, join amazing local poets in the their performance and two short films about online sensation poet Farah Chamma and legendary poet Joe Brainard and his iconic work.

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THIS MODERN WORLD

By TOM TOMORROW

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Numerous developments in downtown are exempting the parking requirements

With all of the RECUSAL going on due to so many politicians being on the dole of the Developers, it’s a wonder if anyone is left to carry out their oath of office and the democratic process. Is it possible our electeds have just become the arm of big business instead of working for the people which actually voted them into office? (How’s that for rhetorical?) BRUCE SULLIVAN VIA SAN JOSE INSIDE

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This surprised you how? All our "elected" officials are crooks. Thanks for the informative article!

You know it did, these people don't care only how their pockets are going to be stuffed.

Happens all the time. I am not surprised.

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The first polling in the San Jose mayor’s race came out this week, just days from the filing deadline. One survey suggests that SAM LICCARDO will coast to a second term in the June primary, a contest that’s so far drawn only a few obscure opponents—QUANGMINH PHAM, TYRONE WADE and ED RAEL. But another poll has progressives hopeful that they could find a more left-leaning candidate to unseat the incumbent despite his $545,000 head start in fundraising and endorsements from six members of Congress and every living former San Jose mayor. The poll commissioned by Liccardo’s camp shows that of 400 likely San Jose voters, 67 percent approve of his work as mayor and more than half consider him trustworthy and collaborative. Santa Clara County Assessor They Did LARRY STONE, who’s What? handling Liccardo’s campaign coffers, SEND TIPS TO says the survey FLY@ confirms what he METRONEWS. COM already knew. “It’s going to be extremely tough to defeat Sam,” he tells Fly. “It’s always hard to defeat an incumbent without some kind of scandal or something, but if you’re in politics today and you have a 67 percent favorability rating, that makes a pretty strong case.” A competing poll of just as many prospective voters, however, found that only 18 percent of respondents wholeheartedly support Liccardo and 45 percent are ambivalent about his performance. The second survey asked how people felt about county Supervisor CINDY CHAVEZ jumping into the race. While she was viewed less favorably than Liccardo, a source familiar with the poll say even he failed to win over more than half the respondents. With results like that, it’s probably not worth the trouble for Chavez to run against Liccardo. “Cindy is doing a great job,” Stone says. “So what would it benefit her to take on a mayor who has a twothirds approval rating?”

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ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Kirk Vartan fought tirelessly bring an “agrihood” to a defunct research site, but more than a year after the project was set to break ground, the land remains a parking lot.

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EAR WINCHESTER Avenue and Stevens Creek Boulevard in Santa Clara sits a lonely 6-acre parcel of land, originally part of of a University of California agricultural research center that shut down in 2003. The land was set aside for housing development, and in 2015, Santa Clara’s city council selected a developer and approved a $15 million subsidy.

The project was supposed to break ground in January 2017. But more than a year later, the lot sits empty, used for overflow parking from the nearby Westfield Valley Fair mall. Shortly after the research center went dark, the city of Santa Clara bought the parcel at 90 N. Winchester

Blvd. from the state for $11.5 million with the intent of developing it into low-income housing. In 2005, Campbell-based Summerhill Homes bought 11 of the acres and developed them into market-rate houses, but the affordable housing element sputtered. When Kirk Vartan, a San Jose resident and Santa Clara business owner, moved into the area, he immediately wondered what the deal was with the fence around the remaining 6-acre parcel. Since then he has been working with the city and developers to bring high-density neighborhood with an agricultural element to it, known as an “agrihood.” By the end of 2014, community members had organized behind Vartan and began lobbying the city. The City Council began talks about revamping the site, complete with a community garden, a farmers market and a community center. As

part of the sale, the site carried with it a contingency: a percentage of the housing must be “affordable.” That is, below market prices. Even though San Jose-based developer The Core Companies was supposed to break ground at the outset of 2017, the company still lacks a development agreement more than two years after it received the green light. Its exclusive negotiating rights are up for renewal in April for the second time since state Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) obtained passage of Senate Bill 680, a special interest bill to permit the city’s land sale for the development. One week after the governor signed the bill, Core gave $4,200 to Wieckowski’s re-election campaign. In doing so, Wieckowski and Core may have violated California Government Code Section 84308, described as Pay-to-Play Contribution Restrictions by the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission. State officials are prohibited from accepting campaign contributions of more than $250 for three months following a decision that affects a contributor’s interests. Santa Clara council members have regularly decried the lack of housing in the area, specifically so-called affordable


Cantore said one of the main changes to the development is the location of the farm, which will now face Winchester Boulevard. Although he said Core won’t be ready to break ground until spring of 2019, he believes the project is “in a stronger place than it was a year ago.” Once construction begins, Cantore said, the construction will likely take between two and three years. As of its last design, Core’s project boasts 1.5 acres of farm land, 165 “affordable” senior apartments and 194 market-rate homes, including 34 for-sale townhomes. Still, amid the delay, Vartan remains optimistic about the project’s potential. He said part of the delay has been because the concept was not “fully fleshed out” before the wheels were in motion, leaving a need for changes. “Has it taken too long? Hell yeah … but it has taken too long because we haven’t done the work,” he said. “It is better to aim high and miss than aim low and hit.” While the opinion that public input has caused delays seems to be the prevailing one in Santa Clara, a memo from Flaherty Ward, assistant director of housing development and interagency relations at the Santa Clara Housing Authority, tells a different story. In the Nov. 30 memo, Ward says issues with Pacific Gas & Electric issues were the culprit. The installation of a new gas main took nine months and, according to the memo, was a result of incorrect drawings, material shortages and finding a PG&E-approved contractor. The gas pipe was completed in September 2017. Further, in October, Core discovered that a supposedly abandoned transformer was still live. Since, PG&E crews were dispatched to the North Bay to mitigate wildfire damage, they were unavailable until January. All this amounted to a 12- to 15-month delay and $1.5 to $3 million in additional costs that Core will have to bear. In addition to those costs, two change orders amounting to an additional $130,857 have driven up the price of the project to $34.4 million. Cantore said the project being so “high-profile” makes those expenses bearable. Ultimately, Vartan thinks the postponement is a small price to pay for the benefits that locating a boutique farm at one of the valley’s busiest commercial intersections would bring to Santa Clara.

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housing. So, when the project went out to bid in 2015, all the contenders proposed high-density developments that would put more than 100 apartments on the site. Though Santa Clara-based ROEM Corp. offered the most money for the land—which would have resulted in nearly $6 million going into the city’s general fund—the council went with Core’s proposal, which required a $3.8 million subsidy. Assistant City Manager Ruth Shikada said it was likely that her office would recommend a renewal of Core’s exclusive negotiating rights when it came before the council. Councilwoman Teresa O’Neill said that choosing Core had a lot to do with the company’s reputation for community outreach. However, that community outreach, O’Neill said, is largely the reason the project is behind schedule. She said she has been kept mostly in the dark about how the project is progressing. “I would like things to move faster,” she said. “I am a little frustrated … I almost get the sense that there are some folks … [and] neighbors who would rather not see [the site used for] affordable housing.” O’Neill pointed to the high turnover at City Hall since Mayor Jamie Matthews abruptly resigned in early 2016—a new city manager, city attorney, finance director, new council members and the city clerk’s resignation just last month—as a possible explanation. “Unfortunately, our staff got totally overwhelmed on a number of fronts,” she said. “This is just one of many things that we are having to catch up on.” Despite Core’s touted community skills, the council, on Vartan’s recommendation, opted to bring in New York-based nonprofit Project for Public Spaces to help with community outreach. Vince Cantore, senior development manager at Core, said his company has a zoning application and confirmed the idea that public input and the involvement of Project for Public Spaces delayed the timeline. “The placemaking effort set the project back in terms of schedule,” he said. “We get and respect the vision and passion and dedication they have brought to the project … Anybody that is aware of this project is going to know the intricacies. We have done a pretty good job of listening to key stakeholders.”


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Menlo Park-based company has been under siege for creating a habitat where fake news stories flourished. Their executives were dragged before Congress last year to testify about how they sold ads to Russians who wanted to influence the U.S. election, and so, in some ways, it’s simply easier to get out of the news business altogether. But for the many news outlets that have come to rely on Facebook funneling readers to their sites, the impact of a separation sounds catastrophic. “The End of the Social News Era?” a New York Times headline asked. “Facebook is breaking up with news,” an ad for the new BuzzFeed app proclaimed. In an open letter to Zuckerberg, San Francisco Chronicle

Editor-in-Chief Audrey Cooper decried the social media company’s sudden change of course. “We struggled along, trying to anticipate the seemingly capricious changes in your news-feed algorithm,” she wrote in the Jan. 12 missive. “We created new jobs in our newsrooms and tried to increase the number of people who signed up to follow our posts on Facebook. We were rewarded with increases in traffic to our websites, which we struggled to monetize.” The strategy worked for a time, she says. “We were successful in getting people to ‘like’ our news, and you started to notice,” she wrote. “Studies show more than half of Americans

use Facebook to get news. That traffic matters because we monetize it—it pays the reporters who hold the powerful accountable.” But just as newspapers learned to master Facebook’s black box, so, too, did more nefarious operations, Cooper noted. Consumers, meanwhile, have grimaced as their favorite media outlets have stooped to sensational headlines to lure Facebook’s web traffic. They’ve become disillusioned by the flood of hoaxes and conspiracy theories that have run rampant on the site. A Knight Foundation/Gallup poll released earlier this year revealed that only a third of Americans had a positive view of the media. About 57 percent said websites or apps using


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algorithms to determine which news stories readers see was a major problem for democracy. Two-thirds believed the media being “dramatic or too sensational in order to attract more readers or viewers” was a major problem. Now, sites that relied on Facebook’s algorithm have watched the floor drop out from under them when the algorithm changed—all while Facebook has gobbled up chunks of the print advertising revenue that had always sustained news operations. It’s all landed media outlets in a hell of a quandary: It sure seems like Facebook is killing journalism. But can journalism survive without it?

YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT It’s perhaps the perfect summation of the internet age: a website that started because a college kid wanted to rank which co-eds were hotter became a global Goliath powerful enough to influence the fate of the news industry itself. When Facebook first launched its News Feed in 2006, it ironically didn’t have anything to do with news. At least, not how we think of it. This was the website that still posted a little broken-heart icon when you changed your status from “In a Relationship” to “Single.” The News Feed was intended to

be a list of personalized updates from your friends. But in 2009, Facebook introduced its iconic “like” button. Soon, instead of showing posts in chronological order, the News Feed began showing you the popular posts first. And that made all the difference. Facebook didn’t invent going viral—grandmas with AOL accounts were forwarding funny emails and chain letters when Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was still in grade school—but its algorithm amplified it. Well-liked posts soared. Unpopular posts simply went unseen. Google had an algorithm too. So did YouTube. Journalists were given a new directive: If you wanted readers to see your stories, you had to play by the algorithm’s rules.

Faceless mystery formulas had replaced the stodgy newspaper editor as the gatekeeper of information. So when the McClatchy Company— a chain that owns 31 daily papers including the Sacramento Bee— launched its reinvention strategy last year, knowing how to get Facebook traffic was central. “Facebook has allowed us to get our journalism out to hundreds of millions more people than it would have otherwise,” says McClatchy Vice President of News Tim Grieve, a fast-talking former Politico editor. “It has forced us, and all publishers, to sharpen our game to make sure we’re writing stories that connect with people.”

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With digital ad rates tied to web traffic, the incentives in the modern media landscape could be especially perverse: Write short, write lots. Pluck heartstrings or stoke fury. In short, be more like Upworthy. A site filled with multisentence emotion-baiting headlines, Upworthy begged you to click by promising that you would be shocked, outraged or inspired—but not telling you why. By November 2013, Upworthy was pulling in 88 million unique visitors a month. With Facebook’s help, the formula spread. Even magazines like Time and Newsweek—storied publications that sent photojournalists to war zones— began pumping out articles like, “Does Reese Witherspoon Have 3 Legs on Vanity Fair’s Cover?” and “Trump’s Hair Loss Drug Causes Erectile Dysfunction.” Newsweek’s publisher went beyond clickbait; the magazine was actually buying traffic through pirated video sites, allegedly engaging in ad fraud. In January, Newsweek senior writer Matthew Cooper resigned in disgust after several Newsweek editors and reporters who’d written about the publisher’s series of scandals were fired. He heaped contempt on an organization that had installed editors who “recklessly sought clicks at the expense of accuracy, retweets over fairness” and left him “despondent not only for Newsweek but for the other publications that don’t heed the lessons of this publication’s fall.” Mathew Ingram, who covers digital media for Columbia Journalism Review, says such tactics might increase traffic for a while. But readers hate it. Sleazy tabloid shortcuts give you a sleazy tabloid reputation. “Short-term you can make a certain amount of money,” Ingram says. “Long-term you’re basically setting fire to your brand.”

CLICKBAIT AND SWITCH Plenty of media outlets have tried to build their business on the foundation of the News Feed algorithm. But they quickly got a nasty surprise: That foundation can collapse in an instant. As Facebook’s

News Feed became choked with links to Upworthy and its horde of imitators, the social network declared war on clickbait. It tweaked its algorithms, which proved catastrophic for Upworthy. “It keeps changing,” Ingram says, “Even if the algorithm was bad in some way, at least if it’s predictable, you could adapt.” A pattern emerged. Step 1: Media outlets reinvent themselves for Facebook. Step 2: Facebook makes that reinvention obsolete.

Step 1: Media outlets reinvent themselves for Facebook. Step 2: Facebook makes that reinvention obsolete Big publishers leaped at the chance to publish “Instant Articles” directly on Facebook, only to find that the algorithm soon charged, rewarding videos more than posts and rendering Instant Articles largely obsolete. So publishers like Mic.com, Mashable and Vice News “pivoted to video,” laying off dozens of journalists in the process. “Then Facebook said they weren’t as interested in video anymore,” Ingram says. “Classic bait and switch.” Which brings us to the latest string of announcements: The News Feed, Zuckerberg announced in January, had skewed too far in the direction of social video posts from national media pages and too far away from personal posts from friends and family. They were getting back to their roots. Even before the announcement, news sites had seen their articles get fewer and fewer hits from Facebook. Last year, Google once again became the biggest referrer of news traffic as Facebook referrals decreased. Many sites published tutorials pleading with

their readers to manually change their Facebook settings to guarantee the site’s appearance in their news feeds. “Some media outlets saw their [Facebook] traffic decline by as much as 30 to 40 percent,” Ingram says. “Everybody knew something was happening, but we didn’t know what.” It might be easy to mock those who chased the algorithm from one trend to another with little to show for it. But the reality is that many of them didn’t really have a choice. “You pretty much have to do something with Facebook,” Ingram says. “You have to. It’s like gravity. You can’t avoid it.” In subsequent announcements, Facebook gave nervous local news outlets some better news: They’d rank local community news outlets higher in the feed than national ones. They were also launching an experiment for a new section called “Today In,” focusing on local news and announcements, beta-testing the concept in certain cities. But in early tests, the site seemed to have trouble determining what’s local. The San Francisco Chronicle and other Bay Area news outlets say they’re taking a “wait-and-see” approach to the latest algorithm, analyzing how the impact shakes out before making changes. They’ve learned to not get excited. “It just, more and more, seems like Facebook and news are not super compatible,” says Shan Wang, staff writer at Harvard University’s Nieman Journalism Lab. At least not for real news. For fake news, Facebook’s been a perfect match.

FAKING IT There was a time Facebook was positively smug about their impact on the world. After all, they’d seen their platform fan the flames of popular uprisings during the Arab Spring in countries like Tunisia, Iran and Egypt. “By giving people the power to share, we are starting to see people make their voices heard on a different scale from what has historically been possible,” Zuckerberg bragged in a 2012 letter to investors under the header, “we hope to change how people relate to their governments and social institutions.”

And Facebook certainly has— though not the way it intended. A BuzzFeed investigation before the 2016 presidential election found that “fake news” stories on Facebook, hoaxes or hyperpartisan falsehoods, actually performed better on Facebook than stories from major trusted outlets like The New York Times. That, experts speculated, is another reason why Facebook, despite its massive profits, might be pulling back from its focus on news. “As unprecedented numbers of people channel their political energy through this medium, it’s being used in unforeseen ways with societal repercussions that were never anticipated,” writes Samidh Chakrabarti, Facebook’s product manager for civic engagement, in a recent blog post. The exposure was widespread. A Dartmouth study found about a fourth of Americans visited at least one fake-news website—and Facebook was the primary vector of misinformation. While researchers didn’t find fake news swung the election, the effect has endured. Donald Trump has played a role. He snatched away the term used to describe hoax websites and wielded it as a blunderbuss against the press, blasting away at any negative reporting as “fake news.” By last May, a Harvard-Harris poll found that almost two-thirds of voters believed that mainstream news outlets were full of fake news stories. The danger of fake news, after all, wasn’t just that we’d be tricked with bogus claims. It was that we’d be pummeled with so many different contradictory stories, with so many different angles, that the task of trying to sort truth from fiction just becomes exhausting. So you choose your own truth. Or Facebook’s algorithm chooses it for you. Every time you like a comment, chat or click on Facebook, the site uses that to figure out what you actually want to see: It inflates your own bubble, protecting you from facts or opinions you might disagree with. And when it does expose you to views from the other side, it’s most likely going to be the worst examples, the trolls eager to make people mad

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PWND The March 2018 issue of ‘Wired’ features an in-depth cover story on how Facebook missed signs that Russian organizations were running disinformation campaigns on their platform.

online, or the infuriating op-ed that all your friends are sharing. Facebook exec Chakrabarti’s blog post takes the tone of an organization working to understand how its platform was hijacked by foreign agents and then taking actions to get a grip on the situation. However, Wired Magazine’s March 2018 cover story— an in-depth investigation into just what happened at Facebook between the 2016 primaries and now—reveals that, at the time, Facebook was caught entirely off guard. In November, shortly after Donald Trump won the White House, Zuckerberg claimed that it was “pretty crazy” to think that fake news on Facebook had influenced the election. It wasn’t until the spring and summer of 2017 that Facebook began to truly

understand how their platform was used—in a coordinated and deliberate way—to spread disinformation and sow discord in the American electorate. Many of the 3,000 Facebook ads that Russian trolls bought to influence the election weren’t aimed at promoting Trump directly. They were aimed at inflaming division in American life by focusing on such issues as race and religion. Facebook has tried to address the fake news problem—hiring fact checkers to examine stories, slapping “disputed” tags on suspect claims, putting counterpoints in related article boxes—but with mixed results. The recent Knight Foundation/ Gallup poll, meanwhile, found that those surveyed believed that the broader array of news sources

actually made it harder to stay wellinformed. And those who grew up soaking in the brine of social media aren’t necessarily better at sorting truth from fiction. Far from it. “Overall, young people’s ability to reason about the information on the internet can be summed up in one word: bleak,” Stanford researchers concluded in a 2016 study of over 7,800 students. More than 80 percent of middle-schoolers surveyed didn’t know the difference between sponsored content and a news article. It’s why groups like Media Literacy Now have successfully pushed legislatures in states like Washington to put media literacy programs in schools. That includes teaching students how information was being manipulated behind the scenes, says the organization’s president, Erin McNeill. “With Facebook, for example, why am I seeing this story on the top of the page?” she asks. “Is it because it’s the most important story, or is it because of another reason?” But Facebook’s new algorithm threatens to make existing fake news problems even worse. By focusing on friends and family, it could strengthen the filter bubble even further. Rewarding “engagement” can just as easily incentivize the worst aspects of the internet. You know what’s really good at getting engagement? Hoaxes. Conspiracy theories. Idiots who start fights in comments sections. Nuance doesn’t get engagement. Outrage does. “Meaningful social interactions” is a hard concept for algorithms to grasp. “It’s like getting algorithms to filter out porn,” Ingram says. “You and I know it when we see it. [But] algorithms are constantly filtering out photos of women breastfeeding.” Chronicle editor Audrey Cooper says she naively hoped Facebook’s corporate conscience would lead to a realization that it has an obligation to more than its shareholders. “Yet it is increasingly clear to me that Facebook, Twitter and, to some extent, Google, have no such compass,” she tells Metro. “It is not Facebook’s job to help journalists find a workable business model; however, it is absolutely their responsibility to be transparent about how they are manipulating public opinion and

discourse. They have failed to do that so far because there are significant financial liabilities in doing so—a cynical and disturbing justification.” Facebook hasn’t wanted to push beyond the algorithm and play the censor. In fact, it’s gone in the opposite direction. After Facebook was accused of suppressing conservative news sites in its Trending Topics section in 2016, it fired its human editors. (Today, conspiracy theories continue to show up in Facebook’s Trending Topics.) Instead, to determine the quality of news sites, Facebook is rolling out a two-question survey about whether users recognized certain media outlets, and whether they found them trustworthy. The problem, as many tech writers pointed out, is that a lot of Facebook users, like Trump, consider the Washington Post and the New York Times to be “fake news.” The other problem? There are a lot fewer trustworthy news sources out there. And Facebook bears some of the blame for that, too, Cooper says. “I’ve built my career on exposing hypocrisy and wrongdoing and expecting more of those with power, which is why I have repeatedly said Facebook has aggressively abdicated its responsibility to its users and our democracy,” she says. “I expect a lot more from them, as well all should.”

FEAST AND FAMINE The internet, obviously, has been killing newspapers for a very long time. Why, say, would you pay a monthly subscription to the Daily Cow, when you can get the milk online for free? It killed other revenue sources as well. Craigslist cut out classified sections. Online dating killed personal ads. Amazon put many local mom-and-pop advertisers out of business. At one time, alt-weeklies could rake in advertising money by selling cheaper rates and guaranteeing advertisers to hit a younger, hipper, edgier audience. But then Facebook came along. The site let businesses micro-target their advertisements at incredibly specific audiences. Like Google, Facebook tracks you across the web, digging deep into your private messages to figure out


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Stories about schools don’t get many clicks. Weird crime stories do. The decline in print advertising has ravaged the world of alt-weeklies, killing icons like the Boston Phoenix, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the Philadelphia City Paper and the Baltimore City Paper. Dailies keep suffering, too, no matter how prestigious or internet-savvy. In January and February, the Bay Area News Group, a regional chain that includes several community newspapers in the South Bay and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Mercury News, slashed staff. Yet the convergence of layoffs with the pressure to get web traffic has influenced coverage. When potential traffic numbers are an explicit factor in story selection and you’re shortstaffed, you have to make choices. Stories about schools don’t get many clicks. Weird crime stories do—like the Willow Glen Resident’s reporting on a serial cat killer who was convicted last year. Asked if there’s any reason for optimism, Ingram, at the Columbia Journalism Review, lets out a wry laugh. If you’re not a behemoth like BuzzFeed, he says, your best bet is to be small enough to be supported by die-hard readers. That’s held true in Palo Alto. As most cities struggle to support a single publication, and as Bay Area News Group decimates staff at its South Bay community papers, the city of 70,000 is home to three local newspapers: the Daily Post, the Daily News and the Palo Alto Weekly.

“If you’re really, really hyper-focused— geographically or on a topic—then you have a chance,” Ingram says. “Your readership will be passionate enough to support you in some way.” That’s one reason some actually welcome the prospect of less Facebook traffic. Slate’s Will Oremus recently wrote that less news on Facebook would eventually cleanse news of “the toxic incentives of the algorithm on journalism.” Maybe, the thinking goes, without a reliance on Facebook clicks, newspapers would once again be able to build trust with their readers. Maybe, the hope goes, readers would start seeking out newspapers directly again. “The Chronicle wants people to read our stories on any platform they prefer,” Cooper says. “We want people to be exposed to excellent, responsible journalism—especially now when so much of what masquerades as ‘news’ is anything but. We may change how we technically distribute news on various platforms as they all continue to evolve. What we won’t do is change the type of stories we pursue and how we choose to tell them.” While Cooper has yet to hear from Zuckerberg about her open letter, she says she’s gotten feedback from dozens of current and former Facebook employees, investors and advisers who told her, essentially, “You’re on the right track.” “They’re starting to say this publicly now, too,” Cooper says. “That’s encouraging.” Also encouraging is a recent announcement from her corporate team that Facebook plans to roll out some kind of subscription model. “I don’t know a lot about what it will entail, only that we will be among the first publishers to work with them on increasing our digital subscriptions,” Cooper says. “While I’m encouraged that they are showing some level of interest in fulfilling their past promises, I’m skeptical about their interest in truly promoting healthy public discourse. I hope they prove me wrong.” A version of this article first appeared in the Inlander. Metro News Editor Jennifer Wadsworth contributed to this report.

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whether to sell you wedding dresses, running shoes or baby formula. It’s not that nobody’s making massive amounts of money on advertising online. It’s just that only two are: Facebook and Google—and they’re both destroying print advertising.


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Winter Storms BY THE NUMBERS

4,200ft

The elevation of snowfall that dusted Mount Hamilton and other South Bay peaks this past week, which prompted some families to take their kids out of school early to play in the fresh powder.

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RICHIE RICH Thanks to his wife’s fortune, Rep. Ro Khanna, a Democrat from Fremont,

is one of the state’s wealthiest members of Congress.

Ro Khanna Among Wealthiest Californians in Congress BY JENNIFER WADSWORTH With a minimum net worth of $27 million, freshman lawmaker Ro Khanna (D-Fremont) is the fourthrichest Californian in Congress. That’s according to a new list compiled by Roll Call, which analyzed federal financial disclosure forms to determine that the total net worth of the Golden State’s 55-member delegation came to $439 million in 2016—a 14 percent drop from the year before—while Congress as a whole got richer. In all, the Capitol Hill newspaper found, there are 20 millionaires in Congress from California with fortunes from real estate holdings, investment portfolios and their spouses. The state is home to both the richest and the poorest members of Congress, both of them SoCal Republicans: Darrell Issa tops

the list with a net worth of $283.3 million while dairy farmer David Valadao comes dead last from a negative net worth of $17 million in business credit lines. Khanna, an economist and intellectual property lawyer, reported that his wife, Ritu Khanna, holds 99 percent of his assets. She is the multimillionaire daughter of Monte Ahuja, an executive of investment firm Mura Holdings and car parts company Transtar. The first-term congressman, who proposed a $1 trillion tax credit and other policies to benefit the working class, spent none of his family’s money on his last race, according to Roll Call. His wealth includes more than 500 different investments and a few trusts. Elsewhere in Silicon Valley and

the Peninsula, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Menlo Park) lands 12th on the list for California, citing a $2 million net worth in 2016, while Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) a district away comes in 17th place with $1.6 million. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-San Francisco) is the second-richest member of the state delegation and the wealthiest woman in Congress with a reported worth of $61.5 million. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, another San Francisco Democrat, comes No. 5 on the ranking with stocks from Apple and Facebook and a net worth of $16 million. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Oakland), is No. 29 with a reported net worth of $391,100. Fellow Oakland Democrat Barbara Lee comes in at No. 45 in the state due to a $225,000 negative net worth from two mortgages.

Despite the biggest storm of the season descending on the Sierra and bringing its snowpack up by 80 percent, it’s still at just 37 percent of its normal levels, according to the National Weather Service. Experts say that’s a sure sign that California is heading back into a drought, which has already re-emerged in the arid southern parts of the state only a year after recovering from a historic five-year dry spell.

55%

The amount of Santa Clara County’s water supply that comes from the Sierra Nevada, which means the light snowfall up north will only worsen unseasonably dry conditions in the South Bay.

44,000

Acre-feet of water stored in the Santa Clara Valley Water District’s 10 reservoirs, which is about half the 20-year average for this time of year. The total reservoir capacity in Santa Clara County was at 26 percent by the last report, with the Anderson Reservoir at 24.4 percent and the Coyote Reservoir at 20.7 percent.

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Approximate number of Bay Area flights canceled because of the recent spate of winter storms. The Mineta San Jose International Airport accounted for only three of those cancellations.

Source: National Weather Service, Santa Clara Valley Water District


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JEROME MOUFFE

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JEFF DUNHAM Wed, 7:30pm, $50+ SAP Center, San Jose

Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is bringing his motley crew of stuffed companions to San Jose for the South Bay stop of his Passively Aggressive Tour. Dunham, 55, began his comedy career at an early age, but it wasn’t until 2003 that he made his first solo appearance on Comedy Central. Today, he has more than a million subscribers on YouTube, holds a Guinness World Record for “Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-up Comedy Tour,” and recently received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His latest standup special, Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster, touches upon family and politics. (JR)

DE TIERRA CALIENTE

SONIC RUNWAY CLOSING

Fri, 8pm, $15+ BackBar SoFa, San Jose

Fri, 7:30pm, $10+ Art Boutiki, San Jose

Fri, 6pm, Free San Jose City Hall, San Jose

Hip-hop duo Apathy & Celph Titled ride the boom-bap beats and high-brow lyricism to San Jose on their joint Widow’s Son tour. Apathy, the self-proclaimed “King of Connecticut," is no stranger to the world of hip-hop, as he has been around for nearly 15 years. He has an impressive flow, which he often aims at societal ills and government corruption. Celph Titled, who also hails from The Constitution State, is no stranger to spitting rhymes. With 10 albums under his belt, he too has made a mark on the New England underground scene. The two will share the stage with N.M.E. the Illest. (JR)

Philadelphia natives De Tierra Caliente, will light up the night with hot Latin rhythms as part of their national tour. Formed in 2014, the quintet’s members have origins in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Colombia. Over the last four years they have released two albums and played hundreds of shows throughout the U.S., Colombia, Brazil and Puerto Rico. One of their newest singles, “Luz da Bahia,” offers listeners mellow, soothing beats with singing in Portuguese. The band will share the stage with San Jose reggae band Nessie the Great. (JR)

After months of bright, nightly entertainment, the Sonic Runway— those 32 multicolored LED arches stretching out in front of San Jose City Hall—are powering down. Created by Rob Jensen and Warren Trezevant, the temporary art installation was a collaboration between the San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs and the Burning Man Project. The popular attraction stood as an invitation to play with artists and participate in art-making. During the closing event, Bay Area designers Tamo Designs, Miss Velvet Cream Neocouture, A Line Called K by Atousa G, and Domini Anne will showcase their work as models from Halvorson Model Management strut down the runway. (JR)

APATHY & CELPH TITLED

KARLA KANE Fri, 8pm, Free Forager, San Jose Known for her work as frontwoman of The Corner Laughers, Karla Kane released her solo album, King’s Daughters Home for Incurables, late last year. Her calm, soothing melodies support lyrics that focus on everything from feminism, to fairytales and the wondrous natural world. Marissa Muraoka and The Ten Thousand Ways will share the stage. Muraoka is a guitarist and songwriter from Sunnyvale, who draws inspiration from pop folk. The Ten Thousand Ways are a duo that meet through a science podcast, Goggles Optional. What started off as a parody band turned into a quirky project inspired by Americana, folk, pop and roots music. (JR)


* concerts TOGETHER PANGEA

Mar 17 at The Ritz

TSOL

Mar 22 at The Ritz

MASON JENNINGS

Mar 24 at The Ritz

PEANUT BUTTER WOLF Mar 25 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

APATHY & CELPH TITLED

JOYCE MANOR

May 4 at The Ritz

TAYLOR SWIFT

May 12 at Levi’s Stadium

UNDERWATER PHOTO EXHIBIT

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Fri, 7pm, RSVP Only Pacific Ocean Water Sports, Gilroy

Sat, 8pm, $10+ First Lutheran Church, Palo Alto

Three international underwater photographers will showcase their work at this one-of-a-kind photography exhibit. Olga Martinelli from Italy, Jessica Merrill from the U.S. and Denisse Sotomayor from Peru will give viewers a glimpse of the world hidden just beneath the waves. Each photographer has a deep love for the ocean and they reflect that in the subjects they capture. The photos on display focus on the bounty of beauty under the sea. Each image has a different perspective as they were all snapped in different locations, including Mexico and Peru. The exhibit runs through May 25. (JR)

Under the guidance of director Thomas Shoebotham, the Palo Alto Philharmonic continues their 30th season with their Spring Chamber Concert. Featuring string, wind and brass music, the night will open with Leonard Bernstein’s Candide Overture. The program will also feature French composer Eugène Bozza’s Trois Pièces Pour une Musique de Nuit, German composer and conductor Karl Goepfart’s Wind Quartet, and a Brass Quintet from Russian composer Victor Ewald. Johannes Brahms’ String Quintet No. 2 closes the night. Tickets are available on the Palo Alto Philharmonic website or 30 minutes prior to the event. (JR)

U2

May 7-8 at SAP Center

EARTH, WIND & FIRE

May 15 at City National Civic

KAYZO

JEROME MOUFFE

Sat, 8pm: $40+ City National Civic, San Jose

Sat, 7:30pm, Free Tateuchi Hall, Mountain View

Houston DJ and producer Kayzo launched his career in 2012, after electronic music promoter Insomniac selected him as the winner of their Discovery Project. Since then, he has grown a fan base by remixing songs, linking up with talented collaborators and producing original trap and hardstyle music. His popular remixes include a version of TLC’s “No Scrubs” and “Heroes” by Alesso feat. Tove Lo. In 2017, his music reached a new peak after he released “Wake Up,” a collaboration with RIOT that received more than 200,000 plays in less than 24 hours. His debut album, Overload, was released last month. (JR)

After a spectacular performance last year, renowned classical guitarist Jerome Mouffe returns to the Community School of Music and Arts as part of their Community Concert Series, sponsored by classical radio station KDFC. Mouffe is currently on faculty at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where he was the first guitarist to ever earn a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Since 2013, Mouffe has taught masterclass lectures at Sonoma and San Jose State universities. This accomplished performer will perform pieces by European and Latin American composers. (SP)

LYNYRD SKYNYRD

May 25 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

KANSAS

May 30 at City National Civic

KESHA & MACKLEMORE Jun 14 at SAP Center

HARRY STYLES

Jul 11 at SAP Center

JACKSON BROWNE

Jul 31 at City National Civic

DAVID BYRNE

Aug 18 at City National Civic

SLAYER

Aug 25 at SAP Center

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BONNIE RAITT

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SLIPPING AWAY ‘Línea del destino’ by artist Oscar Muñoz is one of the more arresting pieces in an already captivating exhibit.

Picturesque

‘The Matter of Photography’ explores modern Latin American culture BY JEFFREY EDALATPOUR

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HE UNOFFICIAL centerpiece of “The Matter of Photography in the Americas” is Untitled (Glass on Body Imprints). Ana Mendieta’s series of arresting self-portraits hangs on a transitional gallery wall in this Cantor Arts Center exhibit. Employing an aesthetically minimalist approach, the photographs are easy to pass by. But the emotional content is maximal, and strange enough to induce a pause.

In a colorless room, the images are cropped closely on the artist’s naked

body. She holds a small pane of glass in her hands, pressing it tightly against parts of herself. She compresses her buttocks in one, and, in another, she flattens her right breast while at the same time halving her left. By placing that cold, hard edge of glass between her body and the camera lens, Mendieta, a Cuban American artist who died in 1985, deliberately erases any sense of eroticism from her frame. If you’re unfamiliar with her work, you could mistakenly project a playfulness onto the series, the way that Nina Katchadourian does when she recreates 17th century Flemish paintings as self-portraits. But in a telephone interview with co-curator Natalia Brizuela, the associate professor

at UC Berkeley addresses the idea of Mendieta’s artistic influence. “The question of history is very much in there,” Brizuela explains. “You could say that someone like Nina Katchadourian belongs to a generation where people like Ana Mendieta were fundamental for them.” Brizuela also expanded on the overall message that she and her co-curator, Jodi Roberts, intend for museumgoers who visit “The Matter of Photography.” “We are re-educating through the exhibition and the catalog, at least the U.S. public, what Latin American photography and art, and its use of photography can do, and has done. And it’s a feminist lesson,” she says. “If you walk up to the exhibition, you start noticing that over half the walls are taken up by female artists. All the key positions are occupied by female artists, whether it’s the moment of entering the exhibition, or the moment of leaving the exhibition.” The exhibit includes works from 12 different Latin countries and is divided into eight categories (nine with “Performance” that will be part of a scholarly panel taking place at Cantor on April 12). Roberts, who

is the Halperin curator of modern and contemporary art at the Cantor Arts Center, said the initial list of images, ideas and artists was huge. She described their approach to curation as “giving primacy to artists who were thinking very deeply about, not only the material of photography in its literal physical sense, but how it functions in the world. And how it helps to shape our understanding of history, of geography, of people and of current events.” The categories— matter, data, erasure, copies, imprints, discipline, news, ethnography— emerged organically from there. Within these categories, Brizuela and Roberts have gathered together artists who are relentlessly inventive with their cameras and the paraphernalia that comes with it. The artists on display also subvert the viewer’s expectation of what a photography exhibit normally shows. Oscar Muñoz, from Colombia, is represented by several works but “Línea del destino (Destination Line)” and “Narciso” are particularly memorable. They’re two separate but complementary videos that play next to each other. Both are ephemeral. A hand holds a palm full of water in “Línea del destino.” In the center of the hand, filmed in black and white, the artist’s face shimmers in the light. And then, as the water escapes through his fingers, his image fades away. “Narciso” too uses water to make its point. This time the camera holds steady over an anonymous white sink. The faucet pours water down onto an ink or charcoal drawing and its shadow. It’s a vision of a young man’s identity in formation, a Narcissus who will never age, staring back up at the real, aging man from the bottom of a porcelain basin. Muñoz himself will be at the Cantor on March 22, Roberts confirmed. She suggests that the artist will have something to say not only about his process but the age we’re living in where “we’re totally inundated by photographic imagery.”

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BROKEDICK ACTORS In the new documentary ‘Brothers in Arms,’ the cast of ‘ Platoon’ recalls making the movie that changed their lives.

‘Platoon’ Pals Cinequest closes out with a screening of documentary ‘Brothers in Arms’ BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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VEN THE BEST war movies are an imperfect way of conveying what it’s like to be a soldier. But the most respectable war films are the ones made by directors who heard shots fired in anger—William Wellman, Sam Fuller and Oliver Stone, for example. Stone was a two-term vet of the Vietnam conflict. His war film Platoon (1986) was not just Oscar-laureated as best picture, but an assembly of the class of some of the best actors of the next 30 years.

Writer and director Paul Sanchez’s documentary Brothers in Arms collects interviews with the cast of Stone’s semi-autobiographical Vietnam movie, which includes instantly recognizable character actor John C. McGinley; the ever-mellifluous Keith David, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, Tom Berenger and the executive producer and narrator Charlie Sheen. Sheen played Chris, Stone’s surrogate in the film. He narrated the original Platoon in the form of letters to his grandmother. Chris has a first tour of duty that spans the commencement of the Tet Offensive in 1968, and the turning of the war in favor of the Viet Cong. Sanchez, who resembles Ernest Borgnine, played Platoon’s medic, Doc;

he’d studied acting on a scholarship with the renowned Stella Adler, and later he shared an apartment with Depp after the Philippines-based filming was over. Brothers in Arms reminds us that Platoon was a little picture as it was being conceived, an indie film, non-Screen Actors Guild, 10 years in development, with loads of refusals by studios all around. The casting was an ordeal. Ivan Kane, who played Tony, here recalls the group of “brokedick actors” standing around hoping to get a role. The 33 men who finally got cast must have questioned their luck when they got to the Philippines and endured basic training at the hands of retired Marine Capt. Dale Dye. They were drilled and marched, and if they weren’t given actual live ordnance, there were enough blanks to cause injury. (Sheen got a smoke grenade in the testicles). The hard work resulted in a certain authenticity— in the riotous R&R after 12-hour days on set, the cast swilled lambanog, a South Pacific moonshine made from coconuts, and later took over the hotel bar stage to play music with Depp on guitar and Richard Edson, the original drummer for Sonic Youth, keeping time.

Depp recalls the shoot, while wearing a Bad Brains T-shirt, airing his tats and displaying his terrific guitar collection. During Platoon’s village atrocity scene, a Filipino constable almost drew his gun on Stone when the director was bellowing at a 9-year-old girl who couldn’t cry on command. If Depp couldn’t match that, later on he drew his own personal weapon, nearly taking a public whiz on Stone’s head. (“History will absolve me,” Depp recalls thinking at the time.) It’s a pity that Stone couldn’t bring his side of it. Husband and wife coproducers Lisa Poggi and Don Anderson said via phone that Stone had been busy with his upcoming film Putin and didn’t step in front of the camera: “Lisa and I were a little worried about that.” Poggi added “Paul Sanchez called him—he knew Oliver and we didn’t. We were happy and relieved to hear he saw this, and he liked it. We felt he’d appreciate the honesty of Brothers in Arms and see the love everyone has for him, despite the trauma of the shoot.” The production team got involved with Sanchez through personal connections. “Well, the long and the short of it is that Paul is my exhusband,” Lisa said. She and Sanchez hadn’t seen the premiere of Platoon together when it debuted—he was in L.A. and she was in New York on the Christmas it came out. (It was a holiday release, timing that added to Sheen’s worries about the film: “Nothing says Christmas like Platoon.”) Lisa recalls: “All I can say is that I was sucker punched. It was brutal in the most excruciatingly beautiful way. All people who were there in the theater just let out this audible gasp and then sat still in silence—minutes, it felt like—and then people started applauding like crazy.” Watching this documentary, one gets a vicarious sense of the fun and sorrows of an actor’s life. Dafoe here says that he doesn’t pretend that the film made a military man of him, but the kind of military training he and his co-stars endured “invites us to pretend better.” And that’s not a bad definition of the benefits of a war movie.

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BETTER TOGETHER Darto are a truly collaborative band; the Seattle quartet swap instruments and share songwriting duties.

Getting Serious Seattle band Darto return to San Jose behind their most mature album yet BY NICK VERONIN

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OCAL FANS OF indie rock band Darto may find that the band they thought they knew has changed in the four years since they last played Cafe Stritch.

Back in 2014, the Seattle quartet were blasting out fuzzy post-rock swells and jangly tangles of noodly math leads over pummeling drums. During that particular show, the PA literally burst into flames while Darto were playing. “Very metal,” says Nicholas Merz, frontman for the group, which returns to Stritch next Wednesday. Since that fiery performance, the band has shifted tack. They put out an atmospheric soundtrack to a film that

was, unfortunately, never released, as well as a full-length record brimming with warm, warbling synths, slurring alt-country slide guitar, dusty rosincaked strings and minimalist, affected percussion. In other words, it’s definitely not as metal. Still, Merz doesn’t think there is a too fundamental of a difference between his band’s June 2014 EP, Hex, and Darto’s latest LP, Human Giving. In fact, when he listens to the music he and his friends have made since 2010, he can trace a common thread through it all. “It’s all mood based,” he says over the phone from Seattle. “It’s all just mood and texture.” If there is one thing that most certainly hasn’t changed since the group

played here four years ago, it’s Darto’s commitment to doing things their way, without the help of third parties or even much support from record labels. While booking their own shows and touring the country, Darto have made strong connections with other bands and musicians all over the U.S. But some of their favorite people have come out of the South Bay. “We have a lot of good friends in San Jose,” Merz says. In fact, the band member Gordon De Los Santos grew up on the East Side and used to play in the San Jose band Worker Bee. De Los Santos first met Merz and fellow Darto singer and multiinstrumentalist Candace Harter while on tour with Worker Bee. “Doing things on a DIY level—on community-based level—it’s super paramount to us as a band,” Merz says. “It’s how we’ve structured things in our band. That’s kind of the purpose of it in many ways.” Merz insists that there are no primary songwriters in Darto, and the band members don’t even stick to the same instruments while writing or performing. The drummer on one song might be the bassist, keyboardist

or guitarist on another. Which isn’t to say that they write by messing around until they hit upon something they can all agree on. Rather, ever since Darto was recruited to compose a soundtrack for a film—Frontier, which was never completed—Merz says he and the rest of the band have been far more intentional with their writing and recording process. They talk about songs, textures, arrangements and the way a track should feel before they even pick up their instruments. “We took a year and a half to write and record Human Giving,” Merz says. “We were super deliberate.” Although Merz maintains he can trace a through line from the beginning to the end of the Darto catalogue, he also acknowledges that the band’s latest effort—released in September—marks a turning point. “We feel like this is our most concise piece of work,” he says. He’s right. While Darto’s previous work pulls the listener in with its feral and hypnotic energy, the music on Human Giving, coyly beckons—drawing you into the fold with a gentle magnetism. Standout track “Fell Ill” features waves of mournful slide guitar, a languid picking rhythm and a soothing, oohing and ahhing backup vocal. And unlike previous Darto releases, which saw Merz and Harter drowning their singing in oceans of fuzz, on Human Giving, they allow their voices through. Merz’s deep, drawling baritone, which he pairs with wry, matter-of-fact lyrics, is reminiscent of Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields. In the final analysis, Merz says that Darto is simply maturing, finding its own voice and doing what any serious band eventually does. “In my mind, this is what the band has been working toward for a very long time,” he says. “It’s finally at a spot where we have a group of people who can all share in steering the project and we all have confidence in each other.” Darto plays with Doctor Nurse at Cafe Stritch’s Wax Wednesday next week.

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ROCK/POP/ HIP-HOP ART BOUTIKI

Wed, Mar 7, 6:30pm: West Coast Songwriters Competition. Thu, Mar 8, 7:30: The DT's, Piedmont, and Andy Furhman. Fri, Mar 9, 7:30: De Tierra Caliente, Nessie the Great. San Jose.

ANGELICA’S BISTRO

Thu, Mar 8, 7:30pm: A Fusion of Hip Hop/R&B/Soul feat. The Motel Brothers. Sun, Mar 11, 7pm: Trip Wire with opener Bert Keely. Redwood City.

Fri & Sat: Live Music or DJ. Santa Clara.

CITY NATIONAL CIVIC

Sat, Mar 10, 8pm: Kayzo. San Jose.

CLUB FOX

Thu, Mar 8, 8pm: The Garcia Project. Redwood City.

FORAGER

Fri, Mar 9, 8pm: David Brookings and the Average Lookings. San Jose

FREEWHEEL BREWING CO.

Fri, Mar 9, 7pm: Thrown-Out Bones Residency. Redwood City.

BRANHAM LOUNGE

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

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Wed, 10pm: DJ Hank. Sun, 10pm: DJ Hank. Thu, Mar 8: DJ Ruben. Fri, Mar 9: The Peelers. Sat, Mar 10: Superbad. Tue, 10pm: PubStumpers. San Jose.

FRI MAR 2 Salsa Spot

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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.

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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. Fri, Mar 9, 9pm: FTB + Bangalore. Sat, Mar 10, 9pm: Whiskey Sunday, Riot Radio, Spider Garage. San Jose.

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Wed, 10pm: College Night DJ.

ART BOUTIKI Fri, Mar 9, 7:30pm: De Terra Caliente and Nessie the Great. 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 Wax Wednesday: All Vinyl DJ Sets. Sunday, 7pm, The Eulipions Jazz Jam Session. Thu, Mar 8, 8:30pm: James Mahone Sextet. Fri, Mar 9, 8:30pm: Mitch Butler Quintet. Sat, Mar 10, 8:30pm: Tiffany Austin Quintet. San Jose.

CAFFE FRASCATI JACK ROSE LIBATION HOUSE Sunday brunch, 10am–2pm. Mon–Fri, 4–6pm: Happy hour. Sat, Mar 17, 4pm: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Los Gatos.

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

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Wed: Live Jam–Dave Gonzales Band. Thu: Live Jam–Vicious Groove. Sun: Live Jam–Will Roc’s Band. Mon: Live Jam–Dana’s Band. Sunnyvale.

First Fri, 8pm: Art Walk & Opera Night. Third Fri: Bossa Blue - Brazilian Music Night. First Sat, 8pm: Kavanaugh Brothers Celtic Experience. Fri, Mar 9, 8pm: Michael Shelton. Sat, Mar 10, 8pm: Jerry and Sony Holland. San Jose.

CAFE PINK HOUSE Sat, 2pm–3:30pm: Saturday Live Music Hangout. Fri, Mar 9, 7:30pm: Michael Whalen Trio. Sat, Mar 10, 7:30pm: Jack Radsliff and Joshua Hettwer CD Release. Saratoga.

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THE CATS THE RITZ

Fri, Mar 9, 8pm: Electric Feel w/ DJs Bit & Basura. Sat, Mar 10, 8pm: Punk Rock Karaoke & Anti-Social. Mon, Mar 12, 8pm: Gygax in the Front Bar. San Jose.

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

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First & 2nd Fri, 9:30pm: Live PRO Jam. Third and Fourth Fri: Live bands. Santa Clara.

Sun, 6pm: Joe Ferrara. Wed, Mar 7, 7pm: Matt Bradford. Los Gatos.

CITY NATIONAL CIVIC Thu, Mar 15, 8pm: Bonnie Raitt. San Jose.

CLUB FOX Wed: Club Fox Blues Jam. Fri: Salsa Spot. Wed, Mar 14, 7pm: Jinx Jones. Redwood City.

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Tue: MikeB Interactive Jam. Wed–Sun: Live Music. Fri: Latin Rock Nights. San Jose. Thu, 7:30pm: Aki’s Original Thursday Night Blues Jam.


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Thu, Mar 8, 7:30pm: Dee Dee Bridgewater presents Memphis. Saratoga.

MOUNTAIN WINERY

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MURPHY’S LAW

Monday Night Blues Jam. Sunnyvale.

O’FLAHERTY’S

Tue, 6:30pm: Irish Seisiún. San Jose.

ORCHARD VALLEY COFFEE Thu–Sat: Acoustic Music Nights. Campbell.

First & 3rd Wed, 9pm: Tues Night Ritual. 2nd & 4th Wed, 9pm: Marty 2.0. Thu, 9pm: Whiskey Hill Billies. Sun, 4pm: Music Jam with Terry Hiatt and Brett Brown. Woodside.

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PIONEER SALOON

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

POOR HOUSE BISTRO

Wed, 6pm: Tap Takeover w/ The Sid Morris Gang. Thu, Mar 8, 6pm: Eric Clapton Theme Night. Fri, Mar 9, 6pm: Chris Cain Band + June Core R&B Review at The Studio. Sat, Mar 10, 6pm: JC SMith Blues Band. Sun, Mar 11, 11am: N.O. Piano Brunch Show + Zydeco Dance Party. Mon, 6pm: Open Mic Night (comedy, poetry, music, singing). Tue, 7pm: Aki Kumar’s Blues Jam. San Jose.

SAN JOSE STATE EVENT CENTER

Sun, Mar 18, 4:25pm: Maestro Ilaiyaraaja. San Jose.

8:30am, 8:30am, 9am: Tony Robbins Live. San Jose.

OPEN MIC/ COMEDY ART BOUTIKI

Sat, Mar 10, 6pm: Open Mic, Saturday Night Mic. San Jose.

BACK BAR

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

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

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

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Sat, Mar 3, 7pm: 2018 CPAA 10th annual Spring Gala. Tue, Mar 13, 7:30pm: Love Never Dies. San Jose.

FLINT CENTER

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

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Second & 4th Wed, 7pm: Open Space - Mixed Open Mic (near JC Penney). San José

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Thu–Sun, Mar 1-4, 8pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm, 7pm, 9:30pm, and 7pm: Aries Spears. San Jose.

LOCAL COLOR

Sat, Mar 10, 7pm: Open Mics, Open Minds. San Jose.

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Thu, 6:30pm: Mixed open mic. Los Gatos.

Sun, Mar 11, 2:30pm: California Youth Symphony. Cupertino.

SMOKING PIG BBQ

Fri, Mar 9, 9pm: JC Smith Band. Sat, Mar 10, 9pm: Julius Meléndez Y El Conjunto Seis de Montuno. Fremont.

ST. STEPHEN’S GREEN

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

FOLK & COUNTRY MISSION PIZZA

Thu, 7pm: Mill Creek Ramblers. 1st Fri, 7pm: Cimarron Rose Band. 2nd Fri, 7pm: Stampede. 3rd Fri,

FOX THEATRE

Fri–Sat, Mar 16-18, 6pm, 8pm, 8pm, 2:30pm: The Music Man. Redwood City.

CITY NATIONAL CIVIC

Fri, Mar 9, 7:30pm: Dancing with the Stars: Live! San Jose.

MONTGOMERY THEATRE Thu–Sun, Mar 8-11, 7pm, 7pm, 2pm, 7pm, 1pm: The Who’s Tommy. San Jose.

MOUNTAIN WINERY

Sat, Mar 10, 6pm: Murder Mystery Dinner. Saratoga.

SAP CENTER

Thu–Sun, Mar 15-18, 12pm,

POOR HOUSE BISTRO

Mon, 6pm: Open mic. San Jose.

RED ROCK COFFEE CO.

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

ROOSTER T. FEATHERS

Wed, 8pm: New Talent Showcase. Wed, Mar 7, 8pm: New Talent Comedy Competition Preliminary: Round 3. Thu–Sun, Mar 8-11,

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Wed, Mar 7, 7pm: Dennis Dove Jam. Fri, Mar 9, 8pm: Shane Dwight. Sat, Mar 10, 8pm: Strawberry Soul. Sun, Mar 11, 3pm: Jazz Jam. Mon, Mar 12, 8pm: Chris Cain. Tue, Mar 13, 7pm: The Royals Justin Ward Band. Campbell.

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SAP CENTER

Wed, Mar 7, 7:30pm: Jeff Dunham Passively Aggressive. San Jose.

SAN PEDRO SQUARE MARKET

Mon, 7pm: Trivia Night. San Jose.

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Mon: 9pm. Comedy Open Mic with Pete Munoz. Santa Clara.

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Tues, Mar 13, 7pm: Well-RED Poetry Open Mic and Feature. San Jose.

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A guy I know through mutual friends finally asked for my number, claiming he’d like to see more of me. I was elated, but he never called. After a month, I gave up hope, feeling puzzled and, honestly, kind of hurt. Why do men get your number if they’re never going to call or text?—Uncontacted

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is for a little head-busting: “BARRRR FIGHT!” The rational system comes around later, often for a little rethink about whatever the emotional system got the person into—like when the bar brawler dude is cooling his heels in the slammer, seeing as how the collections bail bondsmen will accept as collateral do not include all the toenail clippings one has saved since 1999. In other words, it helps to view any request for your number as a moment of flattery—nothing more. Don’t expect a guy to call. In fact, expect most not to call. If they don’t call, you’ll be right. If they do, you’ll be pleasantly surprised, like getting that winning lottery scratcher that allows you to buy that Lamborghini you’ve been eyeing—the whole car, not just the logo-adorned leather key ring to attach to the keys for your 3,000-year-old Honda.

I have a very good friend—a friend who shows up for me in big ways when the chips are down. However, she is very judgmental and offers her opinion on everything from how I should groom my cat to why I shouldn’t get Botox. I wouldn’t presume to tell her how to cut her hair or treat her dogs—unless she asked. Her comments often hurt my feelings. How do I gently get her to stop acting like my vet, my beautician, etc.?—Annoyed

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has meaning—comes from extending ourselves for others rather than, say, shoving ’em out of the way and chasing happiness for ourselves (like by amassing more shoes or buying a new set of boobs). Of course, if it is the pleasure motive driving your friend, it may come from a darker place—like a desire to show off and act superior—which may dovetail with the control motive. Regardless, you don’t owe anyone your attention—not even a compulsively helpful “very good friend.” Wait until a moment when you aren’t ducking flying tips. Tell her that you love that she’s trying to look out for you but that her values aren’t necessarily your values. Accordingly, you have a new policy: No more unsolicited advice, except in emergencies. Qualifying situations call for brief, lifepreserving warnings—such as “watch out!” or “duck!”—not the longer-winded constructive tips offered in so-called “fashion emergencies.”

(c)2018, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved. Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405, or e-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com (advicegoddess.com).


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[Req.as: #AAE79]. TheApplication following person(s)Engineer is (are) doing business Van Hoa Lam, 979Dsgn Story Rd.,& #7087, SanSW Jose, Ca,for 95122, Quoc dvlp Pt.Nuh ofThuan SaleLam, systems. AnhSr. Nguyen, 608 Giraudo Dr., San Jose,[Req. CA, 95111.#WSC22]. This business Software Engineer is conducted by an married couple.Registrant has not yet begun Dsgnbusiness & dvlp SW to scale co’sname systems. transacting under the fictitious business or namesMail listed herein. Refile of previous file #620681 withAttn: changes.E. /s/Nhu resumes refernc’g Req. # to: Visco, Thuan Lam This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa 415 N Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 Clara County on 10/18/2016. (pub Metro 10/26, 11/02, 11/09, 11/16/2016)

Computer: FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Saama Technologies, Inc. seeks Assc. Dirs. NAME STATEMENT #622752 Client Success, Engmnt Mgrs, Program/

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Free Spirit, 380 Proj Architects, Team/ S. 1st Street,Mgrs, San Jose,Solutions CA, 95113, Michael R. Hill, 8093 E. Zayante Rd.,Tech. Felton, CA, 95018. This business is conducted by an individual. Leads, Consultants, Cloud Infra. Registrant has not yet begun transacting business under the Engs. & Bz Analysts at herein. all lvls for Bz fictitious business name or names listed /s/Michael R. HillIntelligence/Data This statement was filed withWrhsng. the County Clerk of Santa Clara Worksite: County on 10/24/2016.CA. (pub Metro 11/02,positions 11/09, 11/16, 11/23/2016) Campbell, Some may req.

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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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Internal Medicine Physicians wtd by Foothill Health Center Inc (San Jose, CA) to provide primary clinical care; perform physical exams & immunizations; etc. Resume: hr@sjffcc.org

Engineering. Various levels of experience. Lumileds LLC has the following opportunities available in San Jose, CA: Hardware Equipment Engineer (GBCA): Design and implement custom hardware upgrades to existing commercial MOCVD reactors and support toolsets for the manufacture of compound semiconductor based Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). Development Engineer (PS‐CA): Responsible for the development and improvement of packaging for Semiconductor LED Lighting Products. Submit resume by mail to: Lumileds LLC, 370 West Trimble Road San Jose, CA 95131, Attn: HR Manager. Must reference job title and job code.

Engineering Logitech, Inc. has an opening in Newark, CA : Sr. Bl Specialist/Supply Chain Data Scientist, to Maintain and improve integrated supply chain systems worldwide. Mail resume to: Logitech Inc., Attn: HR Services, 7700 Gateway Blvd, Newark, CA, 94560. Must reference, Ref# (NW-MP)

BUSINESS Adobe Systems Incorporated is accepting resumes for the following positions in San Jose, CA: Growth Strategy and Analytics Manager (Ref. SJGSAM100): Use Big data and big data technology & derive insights to inform growth strategy and identify opportunities across all aspect of the Digital Media business including acquisition & engagement. Product Manager (Ref. SJPM500): Engage in management of a line of Adobe Campaign products including the monitoring of Research and Development. Finance Manager (Ref. SJFM100): Provide extensive business partnering that will enable and influence key decisions centering on strategic financial modeling, contribution margin optimization, business growth and increasing market penetration, and new investments. Mail resume to Adobe Systems Incorporated, Mail resume to Adobe Systems Incorporated, Mailstops W08-445 and WT-643, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110. Must include Ref. code. No phone calls please. EOE. www.adobe.com/

TECHNOLOGY Guidewire seeks in San Jose, CA: Software Development Engineer in Test: Contribute to risk analysis, coding & product/feature testing. Req. MS in CS/ EE/Math/IS/Phy or rel + 2 yrs exp. Job ID: TCS291. Implementation Manager: Plan, initiate & manage implementation projects. Req. MS in CS/EE/Math/IS/Phy or rel + 2 yrs exp (alt: BS + 5 yrs exp). Job ID: TCY292. TO APPLY: Email resume to: candidateapplications@guidewire. com and refer to Job ID. EOE.

Principal Biomedical Engineer needed in San Jose, CA. Evaluate safety and effectiveness of biomedical devices. Develop scientific materials for publication. Lead development of regulated safety-critical, implantable neurostimulator from product design to prototype. Build and manage R&D schedules and new IP. Req. Ph.D Biomedical Engineering or equivalent, professional licensed engineer (P.E.), plus 2-year experience in neural engineering management and intellectual property development, or in the job offered. Send resume to: careers@neuspera.com

55+ YEARS OLD & SEEKING WORK? FREE job assistance & training. Must meet low-income guidelines. Call SOURCEWISE, Speak with a Community Resource Professional in Senior Employment Services (408) 350-3200, Option 5

MISCELLANEOUS CONTRACTOR/HANDYMAN SERVICES PLUMB, ELECT, DOORS, WINDOWS,FULL SERVICE REMODELING, KITCHENS,BATH. 40+ YRS EXP. NO JOB TOO SMALLCSLB#747111. 408-888-9290

LEGALS & PUBLIC NOTICES 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 #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 #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 #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)

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)

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Adobe Systems Incorporated is accepting resumes for the following positions in San Jose, CA: Engineering Manager (Ref. SJEM100): Design, develop and manage activities for Adobe’s web-based experience products from product definition and planning through production, release, and end of life. Manager, Testing and Optimization (Ref. SJMTO100): Plan and drive the Creative Cloud’s a/b and multivariate testing across multiple channels and business segments. Software Engineer (Ref. SJSE101): Design test plans, scenarios, scripts, and procedures. Document software defects, using a bug tracking system, and report defect to software developers. Security Engineer (Ref. SJSE102): Analyze problems involving securing infrastructure, processes, workflows, and applications. Computer Scientist (Ref. SJCS106): Responsible for developing the PDF engine technology to support our Mobile Applications. Software Engineer (Ref. SJSE103): Solve engineering problems by creating solutions that leverage existing technologies and utilize prowess to design and implement solutions. Telecommuting Permitted. Systems Engineer (Ref. SJSE104): Assist with the design, implementation, and administration of a Private Cloud Infrastructure. Support Unix/Linux systems. Computer Scientist (Ref. SJCS107):Deliver high quality, robust features. Work in an Agile development environment on one of the Photoshop feature teams. Cloud Engineer (Ref. SJCE100): Develop and execute strategy for multi-region data handling and multicloud expansion. Design data schemas focused on both user and machine generated content. Security Engineer (Ref. SJSE105): Help architect, test, implement, and support secure end-user platforms designed for confidential use. BI Engineer (Ref. SJBE100): Develop and Design complex business intelligence and data warehousing self-service software tools that will provide real-time data and insights to executives and product decision makers. Data Platform Engineer (Ref. SJDPE100): Design and implement new components and various emerging technologies in Hana, Hadoop, Redshift Echo System, and successfully execute various Proof-Of-Technology (PoT). Mail resume to Adobe Systems Incorporated, Mailstops W08-445 and WT-643, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110. Must include Ref. code. No phone calls please. EOE. www.adobe.com/


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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 #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)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #638698 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Bottle Babes’, 1059 Park Ave., San Jose, CA, 95126, Marrufo Vanessa. 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/Vanessa Marrufo. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 02/08/2018. (pub Metro 02/21, 02/28, 03/07, 03/14/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #638915 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Just Imagine Events, 2. Creative Visions Group, 1786 San Luis Ave., Mountain View, CA, 94043, Leonardo Munoz. 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/Leonardo Munoz. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 02/13/2018. (pub Metro , 02/21, 02/28, 03/07, 03/14/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #638859 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Community Trust Real Estate, 116 E. Campbell Ave., Suite 5, Campbell, CA, 95008, Stevensen And Neal Realtors 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. Refile of previous file #524825 with changes. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Jessica Taitano. Treasurer. #C1573607. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 02/12/2018. (pub Metro 02/21, 02/28, 03/07, 03/14/2018)

California. /s/Milad Shaeghi. Secretary. #4087858. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 02/21/2018. (pub Metro 02/28, 03/07, 03/14, 03/21/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #638050

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Xtera Homes, 2265 El Camino Real., STE 1, Santa Clara, CA, 95050, Edward S. Reihaneh. 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/Edward S. Reihaneh. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 02/12/2018. (pub Metro 02/28, 03/07, 03/14, 03/21/2018)

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Kilner Consulting, 3412 Ridgemont Drive, Mountain View, CA, 94040, Peter H. Kilner. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 5/25/2007. Refile of previous file #562389 after 40 days of expiration date. /s/Peter H. Kilner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 01/24/2018. (pub Metro 02/21, 02/28, 03/07, 03/14/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #638960 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Cardinal Plumbing Solutions, 4202 Houndsbrooks Way, San Jose, CA, 95111, Hai Nhat Lam. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 02/14/2018. /s/Hai Ngat Lam. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 02/14/2018. (pub Metro 02/21, 02/28, 03/07, 03/14/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #638627 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Open to Serenity, 2339 Cimarron Drive, Santa Clara, CA, 95051, Anna Veronica Beltran. 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/Anna Veronica Beltran. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 02/07/2018. (pub Metro 02/21, 02/28, 03/07, 03/14/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #638382 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Las Muchachas Restaurant, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, CA, 94043, Lucino Gonzalez Gonzalez, 523 Walker Dr, Apt 1, CA, Mountain View, CA, 94043. 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/Lucino Gonzalez Gonzalez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 02/01/2018. (pub Metro 02/21, 02/28, 3/07, 3/14/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #639015 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Island Air Hvac, 2. Island Heating and Air Conditioning, 3. Island Air, 652 Faye Park Dr., San Jose, CA, 95136, Vance Taitano. 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/Vance Taitano. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 02/15/2018. (pub Metro 02/21, 02/28, 03/07, 03/14/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #639163 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Water Tower Restaurant, 201 Orchard City Drive, Campbell, CA, 95008, LB Restaurant Group Inc. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 01/01/2018. Above entity was formed in the state of

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #638818

INVITATION FOR BID INVITATION FOR BIDFoothill Community Health Center, a California nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation and federally qualified health center, is soliciting sealed bids for its Yerba Buena High School Community Health Center, 1855 Lucretia Avenue, San Jose, CA 95122.The community health center project is not a public works project, but funded by a federal grant award. The project involves renovating a former daycare center into a medical clinic.The scope of work for the renovation of the daycare center includes interior demolition, rewiring of entire unit, re-plumbing, new toilets, new heating and air ventilation system, new HVAC unit, new cabinetry, new doors, new laminated vinyl flooring, framing and drywall, and plaster and paint. No outside exterior work is included.Sealed Bids must be received by Foothill Community Health Center at its address, 2670 S. White Road, Suite 200, San Jose, CA 95148 by March 16, 2017 at 4:55 pm. late bids will not be accepted. On the same day of the bid deadline date, at 5:00 pm all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.An architectural drawing and floor plans will be sent to the requesting bidder by contacting Steve Inguillo or Neil Kozuma at 408729-4290 or singuillo@sjffcc.org, nkozuma@sjffcc. org.This community health center project is subject to Federal labor standards and the California Labor Code and local prevailing wage.Foothill Community Health Center shall take positive efforts to utilize small businesses, minority-owned firms, and women’s business enterprises. In addition, Foothill Community Health Center shall give preference to the school district’s approved list of contractors.Foothill Community Health Center is an equal opportunity employer. Bidders must comply with all affirmative action/equal employment opportunity provisions of State and Federal laws.Because this project involves school property (do not contact the school or school district) the California Department of the State Architect (DSA) will be involved in the building approval process. The project is required to pass OSHPD 3 requirements.The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for bonding:(1) A bid guarantee from each bidder equivalent to five percent of the bid price. The “bid guarantee” shall consist of a firm commitment such as a bid bond, certified check, or other negotiable instrument accompanying a bid as assurance that the bidder shall, upon acceptance of his bid, execute such contractual documents as may be required within the time specified.(2) A performance bond on the part of the contractor for 100 percent of the contract price. A “performance bond” is one executed in connection with a contract to secure fulfillment of all the contractor’s obligations under such contract.(3) A payment bond on the part of the contractor for 100 percent of the contract price. A “payment bond” is one executed in connection with a contract to assure payment as required by statute of all persons supplying labor and material in the execution of the work provided for in the contract. (4) Where bonds are required in the situations described herein, the bonds shall be obtained from companies holding certificates of authority as acceptable sureties pursuant to 31 CFR part 223, “Surety Companies Doing Business with the United StatesPlease direct all general and contractual questions to Steve Inguillo or Neil Kozuma.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #639271

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Blue Sky Construction, 59 Washington Street, #124, Santa Clara, CA, 95050, Michael Skaj. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 12/18/2003. Refile of previous file #435177 after 40 days of expiration date. /s/Michael Skaj. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 02/23/2018. (pub Metro 02/28, 03/07, 03/14, 03/21/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #639379 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: P S Trucking, 275 La Pala Dr, Apt 4, San Jose, CA, 95127, Paramjit. This business is being conducted by an individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 02/27/2018. /s/Paramjit Singh. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 02/27/2018. (pub Metro 03/07, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #639551 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Hot Lava Small Package Delivery, 567 N. 17th St., San Jose, CA, 95112, Bryan K. Spreeuw. 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/Bryan Spreeuw. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 03/02/2018. (pub Metro 03/07, 03/14, 03/21, 03/28/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #639495 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Golden Bear Heating And Air Conditioning, 171 Branham Lane suite 10-433, Tamim Khaliki, 9240 Church Street, Gilroy, CA, 95020. 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/ Tamim Khaliki. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 03/01/2018. (pub Metro 03/07, 03/14, 03/21, 03/28/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #638990 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Casa Alondra Mobile Home Park, 5450 Monterey Highway, San Jose, CA, 95111, The Casa Alondra Mobile Home Park LLC, 871 8th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA, 95062. This business is being conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 4/21/1999. Refile of previous file #356932. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/ Fred Lester. President. #199911210025. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 02/14/2018. (pub Metro 03/07, 03/14, 03/21, 03/28/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #639171 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Pippin Publishing, 3234 Kirk Road, San Jose, CA, 95124, Thomas Norman Thrush, Catherine Joan Thrush. This business is being conducted by a Married Couple. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 02/18/2018. /s/Thomas Norman Thrush. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 02/21/2018. (pub Metro 02/28, 03/07, 03/14, 03/21/2018)


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TAURUS (April 20-May 20): How will you celebrate your upcoming climax and culmination, Taurus? With a howl of triumph, a fist pump and three cartwheels? With a humble speech thanking everyone who helped you along the way? With a bottle of champagne, a gourmet feast, and spectacular sex? However you choose to mark this transition from one chapter of your life story to the next chapter, I suggest that you include an action that will help the next chapter get off to a rousing start. In your ritual of completion, plant seeds for the future. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): On April 23, 1516, the Germanic duchy of Bavaria issued a decree. From that day forward, all beer produced had to use just three ingredients: water, barley and hops. Ever since then, for the last 500+ years, this edict has had an enduring influence on how German beer is manufactured. In accordance with astrological factors, I suggest that you proclaim three equally potent and systemic directives of your own. It's an opportune time to be clear and forceful about how you want your story to unfold in the coming years. CANCER (June 21-July 22): What's your most

frustrating flaw? During the next seven weeks, you will have enhanced power to diminish its grip on you. It's even possible you will partially correct it or outgrow it. To take maximum advantage of this opportunity, rise above any covert tendency you might have to cling to your familiar pain. Rebel against the attitude described by novelist Stephen King: "It's hard to let go. Even when what you're holding onto is full of thorns, it's hard to let go. Maybe especially then."

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"velleity" refers to an empty wish that has no power behind it. If you feel a longing to make a pilgrimage to a holy site but can't summon the motivation to actually do so, you are under the spell of velleity. Your fantasy of communicating with more flair and candor is a velleity if you never initiate the practical steps to accomplish that goal. Most of us suffer from this weakness at one time or another. But the good news, Virgo, is that you are primed to overcome your version of it during the next six weeks. Life will conspire to assist you if you resolve to turn your wishy-washy wishes into potent action plans—and then actually carry out those plans.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the 2002 film Spider-

Man, there’s a scene where the character Mary Jane slips on a spilled drink as she carries a tray full of food through a cafeteria. Spider-Man, disguised as his alter ego Peter Parker, makes a miraculous save. He jumps up from his chair and catches Mary Jane before she falls. Meanwhile, he grabs her tray and uses it to gracefully capture her apple, sandwich, carton of milk and bowl of jello before they hit the floor. The filmmakers say they didn't use CGI to render this scene. The lead actor, Tobey Maguire, allegedly accomplished it in real life—although it

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took 156 takes before he finally mastered it. I hope you have that level of patient determination in the coming weeks, Libra. You, too, can perform a small miracle if you do.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scorpio mathematician

Benoît Mandelbrot was a connoisseur of "the art of roughness" and "the uncontrolled element in life." He liked to locate and study the hidden order in seemingly chaotic and messy things. "My life seemed to be a series of events and accidents," he said. "Yet when I look back I see a pattern." I bring his perspective to your attention, Scorpio, because you are entering a phase when the hidden order and secret meanings of your life will emerge into view. Be alert for surprising hints of coherence.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I suspect that in

July and August you will be invited to commune with rousing opportunities and exciting escapades. But right now I'm advising you to channel your intelligence into well-contained opportunities and sensible adventures. In fact, my projections suggest that your ability to capitalize fully on the future's rousing opportunities and exciting escapades will depend on how well you master the current crop of well-contained opportunities and sensible adventures. Making the most of today's small pleasures will qualify you to harvest bigger pleasures later.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you saw the

animated film The Lion King, you may have been impressed with the authenticity of the lions' roars and snarls. Did the producers place microphones in the vicinity of actual lions? No. Voice actor Frank Welker produced the sounds by growling and yelling into a metal garbage can. I propose this as a useful metaphor for you in the coming days. First, I hope it inspires you to generate a compelling and creative illusion of your own—an illusion that serves a good purpose. Second, I hope it alerts you to the possibility that other people will be offering you compelling and creative illusions—illusions that you should engage with only if they serve a good purpose.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I do a lot of self-

editing before I publish what I write. My horoscopes go through at least three drafts before I unleash them on the world. While polishing the manuscript of my first novel, I threw away over a thousand pages of stuff that I had worked on very hard. In contrast to my approach, science fiction writer Harlan Ellison dashed off one of his award-winning stories in a single night and published it without making any changes to the first draft. As you work in your own chosen field, Aquarius, I suspect that for the next three weeks you will produce the best results by being more like me than Ellison. Beginning about three weeks from now, an Ellisonstyle strategy might be more warranted.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): According to my assessment of the astrological omens, you're in a favorable phase to gain more power over your fears. You can reduce your susceptibility to chronic anxieties. You can draw on the help and insight necessary to dissipate insidious doubts that are rooted in habit but not based on objective evidence. I don't want to sound too melodramatic, my dear Pisces, but THIS IS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY! YOU ARE POTENTIALLY ON THE VERGE OF AN UNPRECEDENTED BREAKTHROUGH! In my opinion, nothing is more important for you to accomplish in the coming weeks than this inner conquest. Homework: What would the people who love you best say is the most important thing for you to learn? Testify at Freewillastrology.com.

Go to REALASTROLOGY.COM to check out Rob Brezsny’s Expanded Weekly Audio Horoscopes and Daily Text Message Horoscopes. Audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1-877-873-4888 or 1-900-950-7700


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Cinequest shines with eclectic array of movies and artists BY GARY SINGH

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NE OF THE best aspects of Cinequest is the emergence of local and interpersonal connections, the crazed ways in which you see yourself in a film, its dynamics or its geography. This year is no exception. First off, Nicolas Cage stole the opening few days’ worth of glory. Growing up with August Coppola as a father was quite an experience, he said. August made him read Siddhartha and Aldous Huxley, asking Nicolas to write the

missing chapters. Cage also talked about watching Cal Worthington car commercials as a kid. (“Go see Cal!”). I thought I was the only one whose creativity inherited a wild combo of Hermann Hesse, Aldous Huxley and Cal Worthington, a triple-shot of epic proportions. This is why I love Cinequest. From there, and for the first time since I can recall, a series of sports films occupied prime Cinequest slots from the beginning. I found myself rediscovering a lost sports identity without even trying. Borg McEnroe documented the famous 1980 Wimbledon tennis

final, a match I watched on TV as a kid. In the film, Shia Labeouf did a masterful job playing his equivalent in the tennis world, the explosive, temperamental John McEnroe, who battled the Swedish king of the tennis world, Bjorn Borg as the latter went for his fifth straight Wimbledon title. At the time, Borg was known for his serenity and emotional restraint on the court. He was the polar opposite of McEnroe, a scrappy combustible punk from New York. While I loved the film, as it brought back a period of my life during which I watched an inordinate amount of TV, the movie was slanted in favor of Borg’s life, so we didn’t get much of McEnroe’s youth, comparatively speaking. But I remember that match. With no advance knowledge except the basic details, I also watched Jack of All Trades, an exploration of the late-’80s baseball card collector scene. The film started out as a profile of Stu Stone, a former collector whose dad was a legend in the business. But as the

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STARSTRUCK Nicolas Cage stole the show last week with a discussion and audience Q&A at the California Theatre.

film progressed, more was revealed. Beginning as an expose on why the card industry collapsed, the narrative evolved into Stone’s reluctant search for his dad, who abandoned the entire family 20 years earlier. Aside from losing my dad when I was a teenager, I obsessively collected baseball cards even before then. So this hit home on two fronts. As a kid, I also collected hockey cards years before San Jose had an NHL team. I barely knew the sport, but as a collector I became familiar with every team. I distinctly remember owning a Wayne Gretzky second-year card. Which is why Flin Flon: A Hockey Town was awesome to watch. Coming to us via San Jose’s own Dustin Cohen, offspring of former Metro co-owner David Cohen, the film was a joy to behold. A tiny, desolate mining town in north Manitoba functioned as the main character, with its junior-level hockey team winning the hearts of the whole community. At the Hammer Theater, I got to see High and Outside, a “baseball noir” about a washed up minor leaguer who gets released from his team and resorts to dealing drugs and not dealing with unresolved father issues. David Yow, singer for the bands Scratch Acid, Jesus Lizard and more recently, Flipper, plays the father’s caretaker in the suburban wastelands of San Fernando Valley. Alex Hacke, guitarist for the pioneering German avant-noise band Einstürzende Neubauten, wrote some of the soundtrack. I first saw Yow at Marsugi’s (now Tac-Oh) and then F/X (now The Ritz), right down the street and around the corner over 25 years ago. Hacke I saw with Neubauten many times in San Francisco, dating back to 1990. I never imagined I’d still be in my same neighborhood in 2018, seeing and hearing their talents on the screen. In yet another film where the dad disappears and in which I didn’t know this ahead of time, the documentary Purdah concerned itself with a Muslim woman cricket player in Mumbai. After the filming was completed, director Jeremy Guy needed to change the through-line of the story after hearing that the main subject’s father had abandoned the family. This is also why I love Cinequest. Patterns emerge from the chaos of existence, making everyone feel less isolated. I can’t wait to see what unfolds next.


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choose from a wide variety of meat and vegetarian options—making it a perfect place for anyone to enjoy their lunch break. But don’t delay! This cash-only sub shop is only open 11am-2pm every weekday. Lovers of wheat and rye are also welcome.

Cubamex 325 S First St Ste 120, San Jose This small sandwich shop has a short, simple and flavorful menu. With nine items to choose from, Cubamex specializes in Cuban delights. Although their bread isn’t toasted on a panini press, they serve every one of their savory sandwiches on soft, light bread.

Freshly Baked Eatery 152 N Third St # 101, San Jose Fresh-baked bread is a key component in a next-level sandwich. . At this downtown sub shop, the sourdough loaves are only half-baked and then finished up just moments before patrons order up one of their tasty subs. By the way, did we mention that Freshly Baked also roasts their meats in-house, as well? Yeah. They’re legit.

TOTALLY BAKED Anyone who knows anything about downtown San Jose sammies knows Freshly Baked delivers the goods.

Genuine Heroes

Silicon Sammies

5978 Silver Creek Valley Rd, San Jose genuineheros.com

From po’ boys to pastrami, a guide to South Bay sandwich spots

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HE PLATONIC IDEAL of the sandwich is simple enough: meat, veggies and condiments wedged between two slices of bread. But the sammie’s simplicity belies its sprawling potential. At its most banal, it is the mushy mess that mom or dad hurriedly assembled before pushing you out the front door to catch the bus. In its highest and most noble manifestation, it is a culinary masterwork.

cheesesteaks, tortas, Cubanos, Reubens, bahn mi and beyond.

The sandwich is the place where melted cheeses, special sauces, exotic ingredients and artisan loaves are all invited to come together in harmony. Join us as we celebrate Silicon Valley’s best subs, grinders, French dips,

1162 Saratoga Ave, San Jose and 2306 Almaden Rd, San Jose amatoscheesesteaks.com

The Ace of Sandwiches 1070 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto theaceofsanwiches.com The Ace of Sandwiches ups the ante with mouth-watering and fully loaded options like The Brown Derby—a hot pastrami sandwich with Swiss cheese, a fried egg, crispy bacon and lightning sauce on Dutch crunch ($12.99).

Amato's Cheesesteaks For more than 20 years, Amato’s has been the the South Bay’s go-to spot for a legit Philly cheesesteak. They can hang with the

big boys. Their gigantic “shorties” ($9-11) are plenty big enough for two diners to share. For the authentic Philly experience, make sure to order it wit’ (onions) and—of course—you gotta have the Whiz.

La Villa Gourmet 1319 Lincoln Ave, San Jose wglavilla.com This venerable Italian deli is one of the last of a dying breed in this valley. They’ve been serving up hearty comfort food in the heart of downtown Willow Glen since 1947. Although they’re known more for their foodgasmic raviolis, desserts and daily housemade Italian specials than their sandwiches, what goes better with a half-pint of cheese ravs than a properly constructed sandwich? La Villa’s offthe-menu Chris Combo ($9) is a house favorite featuring turkey, melted cheese and a mix of Italian meats.

California Sourdough 1150 Murphy Ave, Ste A, San Jose Sourdough lovers, rejoice! California Sourdough serves delicious deli classics on soft, fresh bread made in-house. Made fast and at a reasonable price, customers can

This father-and-son-run joint is definitely one of the lesser-known spots in the city because of their random Edenvale locale. But sandwich lovers would be missing out on a real treat as the Orozcos prepare almost all their meats in-house. Their sandwiches are served up simply, not drenched in sauce and unnecessary toppings. Their roast pork ($9) sammie comes with a pork au jus that is slurp-worthy, and their tri-tip sandwich ($10) comes out medium-rare and full of beefy flavor.

Gunther's Restaurant 1601 Meridian Ave, San Jose guntherscatering.com This cozy Willow Glen spot is the closest thing we’ll find to a legit New York-style deli here in the South Bay. The menu skews a bit toward the German end of the spectrum, but they also serve up some solid sammies. Their Reuben ($12) comes with their pastrami and house-made corned beef and blanketed in Swiss cheese, thousand island dressing, sauerkraut and toasted rye bread. Hungry diners will want to grab the Rich

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HOUSE SPECIAL Our House caters to locavores, as all ingredients are sourced from within a 500-mile radius. Boy ($14) which is piled high with roast beef, corned beef, pastrami, turkey, salami and choice of cheese.

Gus’s Meat & Deli 2523 Winchester Blvd, Ste B, Campbell On the hunt for a great breakfast sammie? You gotta try Gus’s Meat & Deli. Served on toasted, sliced sourdough with your choice of bacon or sausage, Tapatio, eggs and hashbrowns, this sandwich is a simple, delicious breakfast option that can be enjoyed anytime at this old-school, comfort-food eatery.

Mexico Bakery Multiple locations bakerymexico.net This East Side bakery is known for serving up gigantic Mexican sandwiches (tortas) for very little dinero. Their housemade bread has a nice crusty exterior and soft interior that doesn’t overwhelm, but stands up to their copious filling. Their Milanese ($7.50) might be their most popular sammie, as it’s filled to the brim with breaded steak, avocado, thickcut queso fresco, jalapeños and tomatoes. And their green and red salsas are delicious.

Our House 185 Park Ave #189, San Jose ourhousesj.com Our House has one of the better menus in the fast casual arena. Their entire menu is sourced from within a 500-mile radius

and features sustainable, GMO-free and organically grown items. Their Brie-licious ($10) has a chicken breast, creamy brie cheese and pickled peaches for one creamy, sweet and sour punch, and their Cubano ($10) might be the most legit Cuban sandwich in the South Bay.

Panino Giusto 19469 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino paninogiusto.us With only one location in the U.S., Panino Giusto serves paninis made with the highest quality and authentic ingredients. The company first opened in Milan in 1979. Since then, they have opened shops in four different countries. Their menu offers a wide variety of panini combinations, as well as soups, salads, beer and wine.

Phát Trí 1210 Story Rd, San Jose Not only is Phát Trí one of the primary sources of bread for Vietnamese restaurants, but they also serve up some of the best bánh mí in the South Bay. Their primary base of operations is in San Jose’s Little Saigon neighborhood and cranks out loaf after loaf of giant, fluffy French baguettes. Their No. 31 ($6) is fantastic and comes with grilled pork, scrambled eggs and their mayo-based “special sauce.”


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The Sub Hub

91 S Autumn St, San Jose poorhousebistro.com

495 El Camino Real #111, Santa Clara eatshub.com

While not exclusively a po’ boy sandwich shop—as the Poor House Bistro features all manner of Cajun goodies—the restaurant’s eponymous Poor House ($11) po’ boy features, ham, beef, beef drippings and is topped with an au jus sauce that’ll have patrons waddling out. Their fried shrimp ($11) po’ boy is also a solid choice—with its crispy cornmeal exterior and the tangy zip of their homemade remoulade sauce.

The Sub Hub offers up quality meats and locally sourced vegetables served on bread from San Jose’s iconic, 100-year-old Roma Bakery. Their sandwiches are all named after local sports teams and icons. Try the Stephen Curry, featuring juicy chicken breast topped with their house made curry sauce; if that’s not enough spice, make sure to apply a liberal dosing of their house Kick Ass sauce to really turn up the heat. Sub Hub also has kombucha on tap and a nice selection of pizzas.

Sea Link Cafe 187 S Main St, Milpitas This cafe offers a mix of hot and cold sandwiches. One of their most popular items is the Torta Cubana—made with marinated pork, ham, turkey and cheese, served up on ciabatta bread with special apricot habanero salsa on the side.

Spread Deli & Bottles 193 E Campbell Ave, Campbell spreaddeli.com Owned by the same people behind the beloved Beerwalk, Liquid Bread and Jack’s Bar & Lounge, this Campbell deli offers a colorful assortment of uniquely named signature sandwiches with a huge selection of craft brew. Come during the week for happy hour (3pm-6pm) and choose from over 200 bottles, 20 draft beers and a selection of local wines.

Spreadz 2348 Walsh Ave, Ste G, Santa Clara spreadz.us Spreadz prides itself on health-conscious options. Spreadz uses Boar’s Head meats and condiments—a good sign at any deli—and serves their subs on freshly baked bread made in-house daily.

Starbird 1088 E Brokaw Rd, San Jose starbirdchicken.com Fast food has a new, healthier face, and its star is chicken. Starbird offers an array of chicken sandwiches, salads and tacos. Pair their hand-battered and fried chicken with freshly baked bread and condiments like coleslaw and delicious house made sauces. Starbird has locations in San Jose and Sunnyvale.

Thien Huong Sandwiches & Bakery Multiple locations This Little Saigon favorite also makes their own bread. With a crunchy exterior and fluffy interior, it’s the perfect housing for the restaurant’s must-get item—grilled pork bánh mí ($5). Smoky, sweet and oh-so tender, this sandwich will have patrons coming back time and again. If you’re feeling brave, try their durian-filled pastry ($1.50). It smells like hell, but tastes like heaven.

Willow Glen/Los Gatos Meats & Smokehouse 885 Delmas Ave, San Jose and 575 University Ave, Los Gatos willowglenmeats.com | losgatosmeats.com These guys do things the real old-school way as 95 percent of what they serve at the shop is made in-house—including their pastrami. The popular AJ ($11) comes with their pastrami, avocado and bacon. However, the Quadruple ByPass ($11) which sports tri-tip, pulled pork, pastrami, bacon, chipotle sauce and pepper jack cheese is the sandwich to end all sandwiches.

Yummee Sandwiches 472 W Hamilton Ave, Campbell This small Vietnamese shop serves up traditional cuisine at a reasonable price. Guests can enjoy a variety of bahn mi options, including spicy grilled pork or savory tofu with saute mushrooms on a soft baguette. Make it a combo and you can have your sandwich with chips and a drink for $7, or you can enjoy your meal with a cup of pho or bo kho.

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POUR UP The second annual Hop ’N Vine Festival returns.

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RAFTING HIGH QUALITY beer starts with a flower. Most beer enthusiasts, however, will only experience the bitter punch of hops in a mug. But at this year’s Hop ’N Vine Festival and Market, suds lovers will have the opportunity to get hands-on with whole cones. The festival’s “Hop ’N Vine University” educational component features lecturers ready to school attendees in the art of growing hops. Mark Denari, president of San Jose brewery New World Ales, will deliver a presentation on cultivating the herbaceous perennial and will hand out seeds for those that want to try it at home. Of course, guests will also have the opportunity to sample plenty of finished products, as well. “We just brewed and canned a new Northeast-style IPA called Alum Rock that we are really excited about,” says Mark Fazzio, Santa Clara Valley Brewing’s marketing and events manager. “We had a release party for it in our taproom, and it was well received. We’ll definitely have some of it on hand at the Hop ’N Vine Festival.” Staying true to its name, the festival will also feature plenty of vendors selling locally produced wine. The “vine” educational component will feature an wine expert from the International Culinary Center, who will present techniques that will help sharpen and refine key skills needed for wine tasting. This one-day event at the Santa Clara County fairgrounds will feature representatives from 20 wineries and 10 breweries—all of them locally owned and operated. The Hop ’N Vine Festival is also aimed at giving back to the community, according to Valerie Merklin, development manager for the Santa Clara County fairgrounds. Merklin emphasizes the festival’s focus on supporting the community’s rich history of beer and wine production. Noted historian Charles L. Sullivan says that during the mid-1800s, Santa Clara County was one of the top wine-producing regions in the state. He also calls Santa Clara Valley the birthplace of Northern California’s wine industry. In that vein, the festival will feature a photo gallery of historic photos of vineyards and early agricultural projects. In addition to the beer, wine and educational elements, there will also be food, a DJ spinning tunes and games—like giant Jenga and Connect Four. Those choosing not to drink can get into the festival as a designated driver for just $15. —Salvatore Maxwell

HOP ’N VINE Mar 10, 2pm, $55+. Santa Clara County fairgrounds, San Jose.


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Cinequest honored NICOLAS CAGE with a Maverick Spirit Award at the California Theatre.

CHRISTOPHER COPPOLA hangs

The stars of ‘LUBA’ on the red carpet.

‘Krystal’ producer Rachel Winter and the film’s director, WILLIAM H. MACY, at Cinequest’s opening night.

The cast of ‘THREESOMETHING’ on the Cinequest red carpet.

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The cast of ‘It’s a Party’ yuk it up on the CINEQUEST red carpet.


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