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A few months ago the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sent a letter to TAYLOR SWIFT to denounce the pop star’s legal defamation threats against a blogger who wrote about white supremacists’ affinity for her music.

In February, the ACLU filed an amicus brief in defense of comedian John Oliver, who was being sued by a West Virginia coal exec for roasting him on his HBO show, Last Week Tonight. One of the sections in that brief, titled “You Can’t Sue People for Being Mean to You, Bob,” contains a message that the ACLU is now relaying to the head of a South Bay charter school official who threatened to sue Santa Clara County Board of Education trustee CLAUDIA ROSSI. Fly wrote about the flap back in January, They when Voices-Morgan Did Hill Executive Director What? FRANCES TESO sent a legal notice calling SEND TIPS TO FLY@ Rossi’s critical line of METRONEWS. questioning before COM voting against the charter false and defamatory. Rossi stood by everything she said at that December board meeting, and the school got its charter renewed in a 4-2 vote regardless. But Teso used a retributive tactic that ACLU legal fellow BILAL MALIK calls a threat to open discourse. “For Ms. Rossi, who works full time as a registered nurse and has a family, the threat of personal liability for damages is similarly no laughing matter,” Malik says. He adds: “Open and robust debate and discussion is a prerequisite for public trust in government.” Rossi, for her part, jokes about being mentioned in the same breath as Swift. “It’s a great day when an RN would be elevated to the heights of a pop singer,” she quips. Thankfully for Rossi, Teso’s threat never translated to a lawsuit. “Consider the irony of the head of a charter school called Voices threatening to silence my voice,” Rossi adds. “It’s laughable but very sad.”

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More sexual harassment claims surface against county supe candidate BY JENNIFER WADSWORTH


YDIA JUNGKIND began working for Dominic Caserta’s campaign for Santa Clara County supervisor because he promised her a glowing reference if she helped him win.

The 19-year-old German exchange student welcomed the opportunity to work alongside the Santa Clara councilman. Caserta, 43, a veteran high school civics instructor who met Jungkind through his side job teaching political science at De Anza College, offered her a paid gig as field director. But she quickly learned to dread going to work at the campaign headquarters, which was at his house. It wasn’t just Caserta’s flirtatious comments about how sexy she

looked, she says. It was also the kisses on the cheeks. The hugs. She says he walked around with only a bath towel around his waist on several occasions. Sources say he offered her a Corona and a shot of vodka, which she refused, at a recent barbecue fundraiser for his campaign and that he repeatedly promised a cocaine-and-booze-fueled celebration if he won the race to replace District 4 Supervisor Ken Yeager. When Caserta offered to drive Jungkind the half-mile to the bus stop in his Mercedes-Benz GLK SUV earlier this year, she says he placed his hand on her thigh and told her that it’s hard for him to resist the urge to kiss her. One time, he called her into his bedroom, where she says he lay under the covers with no shirt on. Another day, he called her to his young son’s room where the would-

be mentor allegedly told her how lovely she looked and kissed her on the cheek. Jungkind pauses to fight back emotion while recounting that last scene. “It’s hard just thinking about this,” she says, looking away to maintain her composure. “There were people in the house, but I was intimidated. I felt really small, I guess.” Having worked as an Oktoberfest waitress in her native Germany, Jungkind says she thought she had a pretty high tolerance for unwelcome advances. But she says Caserta drove her to her breaking point. Jungkind’s testimony, shared exclusively with Metro, follows similar allegations of impropriety leveled against Caserta by his former campaign manager, Ian Crueldad. Their accounts also come amid revelations of past misbehavior by Caserta, who had yet to respond to requests for comment by press time, issued a statement Tuesday afternoon in which he unequivocally denied the allegations. “They are simply false and made up,” he wrote. “They were investigated thoroughly by the district and I was exonerated.”


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According to the school’s own records, however, Caserta was not exonerated. A personnel file that the Santa Clara Unified School District seems to have inadvertently leaked to its entire staff shows that the civics teacher has battled allegations of sexual harassment since he first began working at Santa Clara High in the early 2000s, and that multiple claims against him were sustained. Those records, in addition to accounts from more than 30 sources who spoke to Metro in the past week, indicate that he repeatedly came under fire for varying degrees of impropriety, from inappropriate touching, to sexually charged comments, angry outbursts, bullying and various work policy violations. In 2002, Santa Clara police Officer Brian Allen was twice summoned to Santa Clara High in response to allegations that Caserta sexually harassed students. On May 22 that year, a senior in Caserta’s fourth-period civics class went to administrators with claims that the teacher had given her unwanted hugs, placed his hand on the small of her back and that he ran his fingers through her hair, made sexually suggestive comments about her outfits and mentioned having an erection in class. The district determined that there was enough evidence to sustain the claim of sexual harassment and told him to restrain himself or risk losing his job or getting sued. Caserta, who emphatically denied the allegations, was let off with a stern warning. Similar allegations surfaced in 2009. On March 18 that year, a student came to then-Principal Brad Syth to complain about Caserta inappropriately hugging her after class. Syth describes her as “visibly shaken up and crying” while describing the encounter. The student says she asked Caserta about a test during class, but got shut down when he told her to “quit whining.” He then allegedly demanded that she stay after class. “I’d rather not,” she replied. “No, I need you to stay,” Caserta said while pointing at the floor beside his desk, according to the student’s telling. After the students left class, Caserta asked her what was wrong. “You’re a bright girl, you’re a beautiful girl,” he allegedly told her. Then, records describe him saying, “Do you need a hug? Give me a hug.” Records show that Caserta explained

away the situation by saying he noticed that the student had been distraught and that he put his arm around her in a show of sympathy. But the gesture made the student “uncomfortable,” prompting her to change up her class schedule to avoid seeing him. Other complaints over the years involve policy violations that speak to a lack of judgment. In a warning letter, then-SCUSD Superintendent Steve Stavis urged Caserta to hold himself to a higher standard. “In a very real sense, your political life exists within the figurative fishbowl,” Stavis told him in disciplinary records. “It is hoped that an otherwise commendable political career does not become tainted by any improprieties.” Official records combined with dozens of personal accounts paint a picture of a man who struggles to control his impulsivity. Several students who took his class in high school described him giving “cute girls” special treatment, giving them extra credit and having them sit at the front of the room. He let some of them drive his car off campus without supervision to pick up smoothies or fast food. Other girls say they were subject to his insults, either because they rebuffed his advances or because he never found them attractive in the first place. At least one male campaign volunteer says he quit because of Caserta’s “locker room talk.” And last week, Caserta’s former campaign manager, Ian Crueldad, came to Metro with allegations that the candidate paraded around half-naked in front of his largely young cohort of volunteers. Crueldad’s public account emboldened Jungkind to come forward, she says. The two describe a candidate who became uncomfortably unprofessional in their presence. They shared text messages they exchanged over the past few months in which they confide in each other and with friends about alleged impropriety. Despite Caserta’s documented history of demeaning women, the candidate holds himself out as a champion of the #MeToo movement. Bay Area Women’s March co-organizer Jennie Richardson and Michele Dauber, who leads the campaign to recall Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, withdrew their endorsements after learning about the allegations.

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DRESS FEST The annual Ao Dai Festival takes place this weekend at the San Jose Museum of Art.

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Sartorial celebration pays homage to traditional Vietnamese gown BY GARY SINGH


Y NOW, MANY are familiar with an ao dai, the traditional Vietnamese gown, a colorful garment worn mostly by women and usually over trousers. This stylish dress has been the muse for many poets and at least one newspaper columnist for years.

However, thanks to the efforts of Jenny Do, a longtime San Jose attorney and Viet arts leader, the dress is now elevated far beyond

clothing or fashion. It symbolizes multiple dimensions of female empowerment, liberation, struggle, pride and obstacles overcome. So much, that the fifth Ao Dai Festival erupts this Saturday, including several new components. First, a procession of at least 200 people wearing the ao dai will begin at City Hall and conclude at the San Jose Museum of Art, where a grand-scale theatrical ceremony will take place in the Circle of Palms. This part is free for everyone. Then the formal ticketed segment occurs inside the Fairmont, where an elaborate experience of

music, dance and fashion will unfold for the rest of the evening. Vietnamese Americans constitute somewhere around 12 percent of San Jose’s population these days, yet their voices, particularly those of the women, don’t often resonate in the mainstream. Now Jenny Do has elevated the ao dai to a cultural movement. “It’s an icon, it’s an identity, especially for women,” says Do. “In the age of modernity, the ao dai remains graceful, feminine, and it shows strength at the same time. For Vietnamese women, we always emphasize inner beauty and the four virtues, and the ao dai seems to indicate that.” The Ao Dai Festival defies categorization. It must be experienced to be understood. In my view, it’s far beyond the more standardized ethnic festivals one tends to see around town these days. Plus, what’s different this year is that the total value of the dresses will tip the scales at more

than $80,000. Some of them will be ornately woven with 24-carat gold elements. When the colorful ao dai procession takes place, people of all ages will waltz down Santa Clara Street in grand fashion. The streets will not be blocked off. Instead, the procession will unfold on the sidewalk with a police escort. “Elders in their wheelchairs will be wheeled in the ao dai, the children, men, women, are all going to be wearing the ao dai,” Do says.“People asked all sorts of questions: ‘I’m in a wheelchair, can I still participate, I can’t really walk, can I join at one point and then drive?’ These were some of the questions that came in. People seem to be very proud to wear the ao dai. And that’s a big plus, a big positive for us.” As the procession makes it way toward the art museum, it will stop at Second Street to pick up a giant carriage which carries the “Mother of Vietnam” all the way to the Museum of Art. Once there, ao dai from each of Vietnam’s three main regions will be presented to the mother for a huge celebration. The theme of this year’s festival focuses on the confluence of rivers in Vietnam, which delineate the three subregions carved out by the French, so when attendees enter the Fairmont, they will experience an environment showcasing each of the three regions with artifacts, props, models and various accoutrements. Then in the ballroom, dance, drums, performances related to each region will unfold. In the end, all three regions come together via music, dance and fashion. The ao dai dress itself has gone through quite a provocative evolution over the decades, with various adjustments to the primary form, its patterns and style. What used to be a more formal and baggy type of gown gradually became tighter and more suggestive, but without being tacky or risque. Slits were added enabling women to ride bikes. Vietnamese men started writing poetry inspired by the various ways in which the modern styles revealed tiny glimpses of flesh. In other cases, modern designers are doing away with older styles that used to cover the neck entirely. “The development of the ao dai over the years [has paralleled that of] feminism in Vietnam, the demand that we should be free to showcase our bodies without vulgarity, without disrespecting ourselves,” Do says.

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Battle for the Badge Sheriff Laurie Smith faces her toughest re-election challenge to date—but appears poised for an unprecedented sixth term despite presiding over one of the biggest scandals in the agency’s history BY LAUREN HEPLER


OHN HIROKAWA remembers that his phone started to ring late on the night of Aug. 26, 2015.

The then-Santa Clara County undersheriff and chief of correction was in Washington, D.C., moving his daughter back to college when he learned that an inmate at the county’s Main Jail was dead. Michael Tyree, a 31-year-old bipolar inmate locked up on a minor drug charge, had been found lying face up with dozens of cuts on his body. While initial observations were

inconclusive, an autopsy would point to blunt force trauma and massive internal bleeding as the causes of death. Other inmates gave accounts of a beating by three prison guards the night before. “His spleen was almost sliced in half,” Stanford University professor and Santa Clara County forensic pathologist Joseph O’Hara later testified. The ensuing scramble to respond within the sheriff ’s office would set off a media firestorm, followed by an ongoing wave of jail reform activism that has spawned new watchdog groups, increased public spending

on high-priced consultants and, most recently, helped fuel a string of inmate-led hunger strikes. The cumulative result has been Santa Clara County’s own version of a criminal justice reckoning playing out nationwide over issues including mass incarceration, the Black Lives Matter movement and the future of sanctuary cities. The case of Tyree’s death has also emerged as a central point of contention in a June 5 sheriff ’s race that pits Hirokawa against his boss at the time of the murder, five-term Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie

Smith. The ballot will also include three other candidates—current Deputy Joe La Jeunesse, teacher Martin J. Monica and retired sheriff ’s Lt. Jose Salcido—complicating the path to the 50 percent majority required for the winning candidate to avoid a November runoff. Hirokawa, who retired from the Sheriff’s Department in July 2016, believes that Smith has long been “asleep at the wheel.” He describes a long-term cultural rot within the department, where 1,800-odd employees lacked clear directions and “nothing gets accomplished,” even in

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a moment of crisis like after Tyree’s death. “I was getting dozens of calls from command staff asking for direction,” Hirokawa recalls of the August night almost three years ago. “The sheriff ’s in town, why aren’t you calling her?” Smith’s response is simple: It was Hirokawa’s job, not hers, to oversee jails taken over by the Sheriff ’s Department in 2010 during a wave of recession-era county budget cuts. Though he blames her for not steering the ship, she says he was equally capable of changing direction. “Did he fully, absolutely, totally run

the jail? Yes, he did,” Smith said of her second-in-command-turned-political opponent in an April 20 editorial board interview at the Metro-owned Morgan Hill Times. “And he has taken full responsibility for the murders.” An ABC7 news interview published in 2015 shows Hirokawa saying “yes,” and then continuing to speak in a muted video clip in response to a question about whether he accepts “personal responsibility” for Tyree’s death. In an April 24 interview, Hirokawa placed blame primarily on the three guards sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for the murder

earlier this year, along with the entire Sheriff ’s Department “leadership team,” including himself, Smith and other top brass. Still, infighting about jail conditions is just one of several contentious issues converging ahead of the spring sheriff ’s election. Also at hand in the most competitive contest in recent memory are countywide use of force policies and whether to cooperate with the anti-immigration priorities of President Donald Trump. This summer, the county is also expected to receive an updated proposal for a new $300 million jail

financed by both the county and the state, in part to house long-term state prisoners reallocated to local jurisdictions after 2011’s AB 109 law to combat chronic overcrowding. As of the most recent campaign disclosures filed in late April, Smith is handily outraising her opponents in the June contest. The incumbent reported more than $106,000 in monetary donations and $40,000 in loans, while Hirokawa posted $9,900 in cash and $75,000 in loans. Salcido reported $43,950 in total contributions, with well over half of



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that in loans or in-kind support. In recent weeks, controversy has also resurfaced in the form of a 25-year-old allegation first reported by Metro in 1998 that Smith interfered with an Internal Affairs investigation of a sexual harassment complaint filed against her by a male subordinate. During a 1992 conference, former sheriff ’s Sgt. Gary Brady told the Mercury News in an April 1 story that Smith “made sexual advances toward him” in a parked, unmarked police car, despite the fact


‘There really should be a more clear-cut chain of command. If you ask employees, they don’t know who they work for, necessarily.’ that both were married at the time. As Metro previously reported, Smith is accused of then pulling a cassette tape with evidence from the case file. “I have not read the story, I will not read the story,” Smith told Metro after the Mercury’s news report. “If I want to read trashy fiction, I'll pick something up at the airport."

The Inside Activists In a race that has at times veered more into the realm of reality television than substantive debate about policing and prisons, outside observers like Jose Valle say that whoever becomes the next sheriff would be wise to pay closer attention to those directly impacted by county policy. “You have to consider the experience of the prisoners inside,” said Valle, a community organizer focused on criminal justice for activist group Silicon Valley De-Bug. “That just saves us a lot more money than spending it on experts.”

A wave of reports and reform plans published by the county since Tyree’s death have resulted in a string of five- and six-figure agreements with consulting firms to study everything from health care and disability access inside county jails to much more fundamental issues. Case in point: who is actually managing day-to-day jail operations eight years after the Sheriff ’s Department merged with the county’s Department of Correction. “Once she’s built up her empire, she loses interest,” Hirokawa said of Smith’s leadership during the merger period. “They had to hire a consultant to figure out who’s running the jails.” An “organizational structure review” by Sacramento firm CGL Cos. released in March concluded that, “In practice, the Sheriff ’s Office manages all jail operations.” Still, the consultants added, governance and overall performance of the system are shared with the county Board of Supervisors. “There really should be a more clear-cut chain of command,” Smith acknowledged in the Metro interview, noting that undersheriffs including Hirokawa have been tasked with taking on responsibilities previously delegated to the chief of correction. “If you ask employees, they don’t know who they work for, necessarily.” Amid the leadership scuffle, Valle and fellow criminal justice activists are closely watching what he terms a wave of “inside activism” that has taken root inside jails over the last two years. Some 200 inmates at both the county’s Main Jail and Elmwood facilities have participated in three hunger strikes organized since October 2016 by a group called Prisoners United of Silicon Valley. All three strikes, including an 11-day hunger strike just ended April 26, have resulted in changes to policies for inmates in solitary confinement, inmates designated with “protected custody status” and the amount of time inmates get outside their cells, Valle said. “Once you become empowered to stand up for yourself … it expands people’s minds,” Valle said of the protest streak. “I think it’s become a part of the fabric in the jails.” If so, that would mark a major


The Reform In the power struggle between Smith and Hirokawa, one shared challenge has been whether two candidates with long tenures inside an organization plagued by discord can really be expected to reform it. “I’ve never been asleep at the wheel,” Smith said of Hirokawa’s most frequent campaign attack line. “I do more hours in that place than any other employee ever would.” The tension most visibly came to a head in early April, when former Santa Clara County Judge LaDoris Cordell appeared with Hirokawa to demand Smith’s resignation in tandem with the release of a 66-page report that praised Smith’s leadership following the Tyree murder. Cordell, who helmed a blueribbon reform commission convened in response to public outcry after the jailhouse death, called the $75,000 report authored by GAR Inc. Criminal Justice Consulting a “puff piece” that the Board of Supervisors should refuse to accept. She also advised the county to request repayment from Smith, who in turn expressed disappointment that county supervisors did not hear from the consultant who wrote the report, former Boise, Idaho, Sheriff Gary Raney. Other reports have raised concerns about accountability within the sheriff’s office. The Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, which has endorsed Hirokawa in the June 5 race, questioned a stark drop in jail employee firings. In 2014 and 2015, the report found that zero employees had been fired for misconduct, which the authors attributed to one of two factors. “First is that the Sheriff is doing so well in managing the jails that employees are not committing any fireable offenses. That is unlikely,” the report notes. “The other possibility

is that there were limited or no investigations by the Sheriff.” Such criticism has led Hirokawa to try to distance himself from the administration he once helped run. In an interview in which he was asked about his role as chief of correction, he twice insisted that he was “chief of food services, warehouse, laundry and administrative booking.” “That’s completely false,” says current Assistant Sheriff Carl Neusel. “Hirokawa ran those jails. Those were his meetings, every Wednesday. He ran them, no one else did. Trust me, food service, bookings and laundry were never discussed, but everything else was.” “He would micromanage every decision. He ran the training. He sat in on the interviews to hire prospective deputy applicants,” Neusel says. As to any ways he felt Smith limited his leadership ability, Hirokawa said he was directly barred from allowing former Chief of Correction Ed Flores to help the department run the county jails. “I wanted him to attend our staff meetings and be part of our staff,” Hirokawa said. “Sheriff said ‘No, why are you going to invite him, John?’” Hirokawa also blames Smith for dragging her feet on building a new jail, including a modernized booking system that he says would better process inmates like Tyree with special circumstances. “You have behavioral health issues, and what then happens?” Hirokawa said. “You have use of force.” With a revised jail plan expected this summer, a March report to the Board of Supervisors indicated that major design changes could result in “a delayed opening date and additional construction costs of approximately $1 million per month.” Also up for debate is whether county deputies should be allowed to use Tasers on inmates, which Smith supports and Hirokawa opposes. In the meantime, as Santa Clara County continues to add new jobs and residents, the question is how bitter infighting between the region’s top cops might manifest in an area already experiencing intense social growing pains.


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Santa Clara County District 4 BY DAVID ALEXANDER


ANTA CLARA COUNTY Supervisor Ken Yeager’s terming-out has left the District 4 race wide open, drawing seven candidates vying for the vacant seat. While many of the contenders agree about the core issues faced by the county, they diverge in their ideas on how to address them.

Here’s a look at who’s running and why.

one of the wealthiest cities in the county—deserves “a flag on the dais.” Caserta says he wants to reform the jail and teach sheriff ’s deputies de-escalation techniques. In an effort to alleviate stress on the jails and provide better law enforcement, he says the county needs to do a better job treating drug addiction and auditing and monitoring the Sheriff's Department. Regarding social services, Caserta says the county needs to devote more resources to domestic violence and rape victims. Adding more below-market-rate housing is also a priority, he says. When the cost of living is pricing out teachers—colleagues of his—who earn $80,000 a year, it falls to the county to add more housing to the county’s stock. “We are losing a whole generation of public servants,” Caserta says. More than 20 unions officially support Caserta, who also has a split endorsement from the South Bay Labor Council.

The Teacher A political science teacher at Santa Clara High School for 21 years, DOMINIC CASERTA has served on the Santa Clara City Council since 2014, where he has championed progressive causes such as a worker retention, a sanctuary city policy and a higher minimum wage. As a lifelong resident and past councilor from 2004 to 2006 as well, the 43-year-old says he has a unique perspective on regional issues, adding that no one has deeper roots in the South Bay. He categorizes himself as an economic populist who wants to empower the middle class, saying he would bring a much-needed focus on social justice to the board. Additionally, he says Santa Clara—as

The kid’s Champ SUSAN ELLENBERG, 51, has served as president of the San Jose Unified School District board since 2014. She is a social justice teacher at Yavneh Day School and earned a doctorate in law from Columbia Law School. All the work she has done,

Ellenberg says, is “focused on engaging communities with an emphasis on advocacy.” She says she will “champion” policies that “prioritize families.” Ellenberg says she wants an emphasis on early childhood development, ensuring that children have stable housing and good nutrition. She says the school district is a “microcosm of the county.” By changing the Sheriff's Department, Ellenberg believes she can better serve the county’s “most vulnerable population.” While Ellenberg says she doesn't support a “no consequences” approach, she believes in putting more “diversionary” programs in place to keep mothers and children together. “Women who are in Elmwood [Correctional Facility] on any given day are waiting for trial or a judicial decision for low-level, nonviolent crimes,” she says. “We are traumatizing another generation of kids.” Another issue that needs more attention, Ellenberg says, is environmental sustainability. She says the county should be instilling in children an appreciation of nature. She says the county is “sorely lacking stewards.” Although she says she doesn’t want votes simply because she is a woman, Ellenberg says having a more “diverse population” in government leads to “objectively better results,” increasing transparency and making governing processes more “outcome oriented” as opposed to “personality driven.” Ellenberg has the endorsement of the Bay Area Municipal Elections Committee—an LGBTQ advocacy group founded by Yeager, Santa Clara County League of Conservation Voters, National Women's Political Caucus of Silicon Valley, and Democratic Activists for Women Now.

The Labor Darling DON ROCHA, 49, worked for the San Jose Redevelopment Agency for six years, before its dissolution in 2011 and now serves on the San Jose City Council, representing District 9. He also served on the Cambrian School District board. His council term ends in December. Rocha says he decided to run for supervisor to bolster programs for those in need. “The world is not just about me,” he says. “I am in a position to make sure nobody steps on the little guy.” If elected, Rocha says, he will push for more cooperation between cities, adding that the area is “ripe for a regional approach” to governing. There is too much emphasis placed on invisible boundaries, he says. Reinstating a committee made up of planning commissioners and city council members from area cities would go a long way toward that goal, he says. Partnerships are important, Rocha says. Whether it is with the Sheriff's Department or Valley Transit Authority, he says he wants to nudge the boards to engage regional stakeholders. He says none of the partnerships in the area are “serving as well as it could or it should.” “There is no reason for us not to be on the same page,” Rocha says. But he acknowledged that striking


the board is also a priority, he says. Discussions about important issues usually only happen for short periods, “usually after some big tragedy, like a mass shooting,” he says, then quickly dissipate. Though he enjoys support form the region’s business lobby, the Silicon Valley Organization, he says he’s the only candidate who can remain independent and not beholden to one interest group because he didn’t seek a union endorsement. Striving for fiscal efficiency, he aims to follow through on his commitments and eschew over-promising while underdelivering on issues such as traffic, education and housing. “Residents don't know what the county does, so [other candidates] make promises to do things that they have no authority over,” he says. “It might make good politics, but it is bad government.”

The Business Pick PIERLUGI OLIVERIO, 48, is a former San Jose City Council member, where in his three terms he served on more than 20 boards and commissions before terming out. Since then, he has been working as a field service engineer for a tech company. During his tenure on the City Council, he says he acquired a “high level” perspective of the issues facing the county. He says that job got him accustomed to “constructive criticism” and “creative problem solving.” The county’s core responsibilities have been neglected, he says. By focusing on mental health, Oliverio says the board can help alleviate police officers’ having to deal with the county’s homeless population, making us “all better off.” Bringing persistent focus back

The Transit Wonk JASON BAKER, 47, is the former mayor of Campbell. He is a former wildlands firefighter and has worked as a lawyer. Like many other candidates, he says “affordable” housing is a sticking point at the county level. He disagrees with Oliverio’s statement about housing and traffic not being under the


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a balance between cooperation and results is paramount. Improving residents’ quality of life by increasing the quality of libraries, community centers and parks is also a priority, Rocha says. Parks in the county are underused, he adds. Rocha shares the Bay Area Municipal Elections Committee endorsement with Ellenberg. He also has the endorsement of four San Jose City Council members and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley.

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purview of the Board of Supervisors. While the board could do more to add housing in the unincorporated areas of the county—the only place the board can directly affect housing— he says the board’s role in funding transportation is key, saying that the county can “tie transportation dollars to affordable housing.” Doing so would help mitigate traffic congestion and reduce housing costs. “Affordable housing isn’t just about being nice to people who can’t afford a home,” Baker says. “It is about our survival as a region. … If we don’t help solve some of those problems, we may lose what we got going.” The biggest problems facing the county, he says, are regional; they require regional solutions. By taking a “regional approach,” Baker says, all cities will benefit. He says he has shown leadership on “common sense” gun safety, adding that the county has done a good job “standing up to the Trump administration” on LGBT and immigration issues. “The government nationally is doing so wrong,” he says. “I believe we can do better here, and we should.” Baker has the endorsements of the mayors of Morgan Hill, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Mountain View and Sunnyvale.

“tied down by supporters.” “I just don’t think you can be effective in your job if you are hamstringed by special interest,” he says. Although he is a no-money candidate, Alvarado says he believes none of the candidates will be aggressive enough on the issues, adding that none of them are real heavyweights. He says he wants to go further than any of his competitors. To help address the housing crisis, the county should build housing on the unused lots in unincorporated areas, Alvarado says. On transportation, Alvarado says the county should work to extend BART and Caltrain farther south. He says nobody has done enough to mitigate traffic in the county or increase transportation. In addition to alleviating traffic, he says the county should be extending freeways. While he pointed to medical care in the county as an issue, Alvarado was specific in saying infectious disease, notably tuberculosis, needs more attention.

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The Independent MIKE ALVARADO is a self-described “grass-roots” candidate. The 57-year-old IT veteran also runs a small, family-owned car wash. His campaign is self-funded because he says it is “not really right” to accept contributions when running for local election, adding that it invites corruption and that he will not be

MARIA HERNANDEZ is another no-money candidate. Her knowledge of the issues, she says, makes her the best pick for District 4. She works in marketing and public relations. Hernandez, 40, proudly proclaims that she has “no political pedigree,” saying she decided to run for supervisor because, unlike some, she legitimately wants to help. “My point of view is that if I wanted to be a career politician, I would have started a long time ago,” she says. Her decision to run as a no-money candidate was born out of what she calls other candidates’ “lack of

The Big Picture TERRY CHRISTENSEN, professor and chair emeritus of the political science department at San Jose State University, says all four frontrunners— Ellenberg, Caserta, Rocha and Oliverio—have strong bases that have helped them get elected previously. Those bases could prove the difference in the race. He says that “all things being equal,” Oliverio is the strongest candidate. However, he acknowledges that all things are not equal. The dropped sexual harassment suit against Oliverio could prove the difference, he says, especially against Ellenberg, who resigned as director of program operations at the Silicon Valley Organization earlier this month over SVO’s response to a political mailer regarding Oliverio. SVO endorsed Oliverio, but a flier mailed by the Santa Clara County Government Attorneys’ Association PAC urged voters to

While out getting signatures to get on the ballot, Hernandez says she realized how reluctant many are to openly discuss the issues, or endorse her, because of the influence from special interests. She aims to rattle some cages, tackling the issues in a direct and earnest way, unencumbered by having to mince words. “When you’re a career politician, you have to watch what you say,” she says. “I am not afraid to speak the truth. I never realised the amount of fear in the community.”

contact CEO Matt Mahood and call him out for the endorsement. Christensen calls Oliverio a “narrow constructionist” who wants to get “back to basics,” adding that he is less favorable to unions than Rocha or Caserta, saying those views could play poorly with a progressively liberal board. On the other hand, he notes that his “shake things up” attitude might strike a chord with voters fed up with the status quo. Still, Christensen agrees with Oliverio’s assertion that most people are ignorant of the county’s role, saying its roles in housing and education are “somewhat minimal.” Further, the narrative surrounding social services is largely a misnomer, Christensen says. “This county is not the one most in need of social services,” he says. One key to the primary could be county employees and nonprofits, who rely on county money for much of their livelihood. At this stage, Christensen says, the race is very much “personality based.” The District 4 supervisor primary is June 5.



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transparency and a waste of tax dollars,” accusing regional politicians of abuses of power. Hernandez says she will change the jails and the family courts to attack the root of the region’s inequities. Working in marketing, Hernandez says she is “very responsible with money,” something she sees as sorely lacking in the county. Even though she is not a well-known name, she says she sets an example to those who are not career politicians that they can make a difference.

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HAMM’S SANDWICH Knock back some cold ones and nosh on better bar bites, like the cowboy burger and poutine, at Funny Farm.

Raising the Bar Funny Farm aims to elevate the experience of eating in a dive BY JOHN DYKE


AR FOOD IS an oftoverlooked part of the foodie world. Pub bites are frequently deemed unsophisticated and unworthy of critique. It’s true, a run-of-the-mill plate of loaded potato skins or fried mozzarella sticks isn’t so much culinary masterpiece as it is a crude means to bringing down one’s blood alcohol content.

Still, a new San Jose establishment, Funny Farm, is trying to elevate bar food by serving up eats that are actually palatable—

even to the designated driver. Located inside the Sideline Sports Bar at the Santa Teresa Village Shopping Center, the Funny Farm has found a perfect home. This dimly lit dive bar draws plenty of thirsty locals—even on a Monday afternoon. Their menu strays toward prototypical American diner, but with fun and inventive twists. The man behind the madness is chef Ron Levi, who probably didn’t listen much to his mother when she told him to stop playing with his food. The menu is relatively straightforward, but one really has to pay attention to the descriptions. After much debate, we ordered

up the cowboy burger ($14.64) with a fried egg ($1.83), loaded tots ($6.41), poutine fries ($9.15) with added short rib meat (1.83) and the Frenchie ($10.98). Evidently, if patrons are looking for drinks they have to saunter over to the bar, as Funny Farm is not allowed to sell beverages of any kind. Their cowboy burger’s Angus patty comes topped with pulled pork, and an onion ring, and is served on a brioche bun. The burger was above average, but the beef was a bit dry, and the pork didn’t really bring much to the game. The egg was very disappointing—it was overdone. The brioche bun, however, was terrific. The Frenchie is fried chicken topped with Swiss cheese and Black Forest ham. This too was very bland and a touch salty. Again, the brioche roll was the lone saving grace. The fully loaded tots come topped with cheese, bacon, sour cream and scallions and really lived up to their name. I’m a bit of a tot fanatic, and these delightful nuggests were just the kind of

elevated bar food I was hoping to find. The real reason I wanted to visit Funny Farm was to try their poutine fries. It’s nearly impossible to find legit poutine here in the South Bay. And by legit, I mean actual cheese curds, and not some other bastardized variation. Funny Farm’s poutine fries were spot on, as they use steak fries and drown them in a delightful beef gravy with oodles of curds. The short rib meat was good, but not necessary. My one complaint is that the gravy could’ve been thicker; otherwise, it was nearly perfect. Bar food will never be elevated to the status of haute cuisine, but it will always have a place in my heart. At least, that’s what my cardiologist told me.


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BEAUTIFUL BEEF The short ribs at the newly opened Ozumo Santana Row melt in your mouth.

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IX MONTHS IS usually considered the earliest a new restaurant, bar or coffeeshop can receive a fair review. Each month, Metro spotlights five of the newest places we think are worth a look-see.

CINNAHOLIC 115 E San Carlos St, San Jose. 408.351.5400. This purveyor of gourmet cinnamon rolls first came to national prominence on ABC’s Shark Tank reality show. Patrons can customize their all-vegan rolls with dozens of frosting flavors and toppings.

SKEWERS AND BREWS 65 S First St, San Jose. 408.931.6830. What’s in a name? Well, when it comes to Skewers and Brews, the newest niche gastropub in downtown, the name pretty much says it all. The place features northeastern Chinese-style street food kabobs flavored with a traditional five-spice blend and an impressive selection of wines and beers.

OZUMO SANTANA ROW 355 Santana Row, San Jose. 408.886.3090. The acclaimed San Francisco waterfront Japanese izakaya-style restaurant is opening up a second location, at Santana Row. It features an outdoor Japanese beer garden. Izakaya refers to “drinking food,” and Ozumo will have that in spades; featuring small plates, like sushi and nigiri, as well as new favorites like their gyu kakuni short ribs. The bar focuses on Japanese whisky, top-shelf sake and handcrafted signature cocktails.

THE PALMS 115 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos. 408.402.3811. Located in the historic Coggeshall Mansion, The Palms restaurant specializes in Asian fusion crafted with high-end ingredients, such as wagyu beef. Open for dinner only. The pan-seared Chilean sea bass ($40) is the house specialty. The fully stocked bar is perfect for catching the game.

ANNACHIKADAI 90 W El Camino Real, Mountain View. 650.282.5737. This south Indian restaurant specializes in thalis served traditionally, on a banana leaf. The all-you-can-eat thalis come in vegetarian ($12.99) or omnivore ($13.99) versions. The á la carte menu features dosas and other fried goodies. Annachikadai are not afraid to bring the heat. A side of coconut milk ($2.49) is probably a wise decision. —John Dyke


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Marianne Kolb interprets the aura of her subjects at the Triton Museum of Art BY JEFFREY EDALATPOUR


N THE PATH that leads to Marianne Kolb’s studio, two female mannequins stand with their arms akimbo. These approximate women are unclothed in that disconcerting nude color that’s meant to mimic caucasian skin. Their lips are painted red, their eyes are staring up at something that makes them smile. They aren’t Kolb’s muses—real people are, the ones she meets on her daily walks—but they do point toward the den of an off beat

imagination that’s expressing itself in acrylic paint, gesso and rust. The varnish on a dozen of her recent paintings has finished drying. They’re lined up on the studio floor leaning against every wall. Some, but not all, of them will make it into her upcoming show at the Triton Museum but the curator hasn’t made the final selections. Kolb might be revealing a favorite when she picks up a white plastic bottle cap. She approaches the canvas to demonstrate the way she created the circular pattern and texture of the figure’s dress. Like many of Kolb’s paintings in this series, “Nadia” stands in the middle of the frame, solitary and hairless with her hands tucked

inside her dress pockets. Patches of her forearms hang closely at her side. Anatomically speaking, the proportions are incorrect. Nadia’s head is two sizes too small for her body and doesn’t fit correctly upon the neck. The skin color is crepuscular, an unhealthy combination of blues and grays. But Kolb isn’t painting a representational portrait. Her aim, she says, is to go “straight to the essence” of the person she’s painting, the way that Giacomo Giacometti did (a photograph of the Swiss artist hangs on her wall). Nor does she include any extraneous details, nothing but a solid color background. She feels that “a lot of artists, they need to put something in to anchor the figure. So they put a window in it or a chair.” But Kolb embraces that “so-called emptiness” in the background. “Just give me the figure,” she says. During the fall of 2001, shortly after 9/11, Kolb had an exhibit at the Richmond Art Center. In retrospect, her “Monk Series” displayed back then looks prescient. The faces are full of mortal anguish, shaped by scratches and erasures. The misshapen


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EERILY FAMILIAR ‘No. 1’ from the series ‘The White Paintings’ by Marianne Kolb.

heads are alien, demonic, painted in sickly colors. They’re slowly being consumed by the blue or green or brown backgrounds that are so profoundly dark you can mistake them for shades of midnight black. Whatever vision she had that inspired them also informs a newer series “The White Paintings.” “Nadia” and the paintings that are her companions stand tall at 61” x 48”. “The White Paintings” are smaller, roughly 16” x 16”. Even sitting on a side table, they’re the most imposing works currently in her studio. The “Monk Series” offered Kolb’s invention of Hell. The inversion of that—these white ones—is unearthly and spectral. If this is her idea of Heaven, it’s just as disturbing. And yet, collectively they reveal a heretofore untapped majesty. She adorns the body in “No. 6” with a deflated Elizabethan collar, draping the chest and arms and torso in folds of splattered fabric. This could be a royal infant at a baptism or early coronation. But those deep blue lips and contusions could also suggest that the child is ready to be buried. In this series, and a related one in which she experiments with gorgeous swaths of rust, Kolb has discovered a purer narrative form. She’s adapted some of her earlier and messier lines that looked and felt like incomplete thoughts. Here her narratives tell whole, if eerie and imponderable, stories. Why does “No. 1” gaze so plaintively at the viewer? Is she wearing a kimono or a straitjacket, or a hybrid of them both sewn together? And that band of red at the collar—is it blood or dyed silk? “No. 4” has doubtless risen from the dead. Her dress is a fraying, translucent shroud. Is she back for something more than a haunting? Kolb doesn’t answer that question. However, she does say that she’s “giving enough so that the person who looks at them can bring their own stuff to it, that it resonates with something in them, and then they can make up their own story.” | | | MAY 9-15, 2018



CHOICES BY: Yousif Kassab Avi Salem Nick Veronin






Thu, 8pm, $28+ The Pear, Mountain View

Thu, 8pm, $14+ Rooster T. Feathers, Sunnyvale

Since its founding in 2002, the Pear Theatre has silently but stealthily showcased over 100 original plays—most of them written, directed and performed by local auteurs, and showcased during the company’s annual Pear Slices festival. The 90-seat theater’s latest offering of Slices is a collection of eight short plays from members of the Pear Playwrights Guild, brought to life by a single cast of actors and directed by Troy Johnson and Robyn Ginsburg Braverman. From comedy to tragedy, romance to heartbreak, the short works cover a broad range of topics and characters. (AS)

If you want to get a preview of the shockingly honest, seriously self-deprecating humor that comedian Jenny Zigrino brings to the stage, look no further than her Twitter feed. There, you’ll find her dishing the latest updates about her Tinder flames (or lack thereof), political observations (could Voldemort actually be a viable presidential candidate?), and dayto-day musings about knee sweat, Doritos and her dog. Zigrino’s been doing stand-up since she was 15, has performed on Conan and appeared on the big screen in Bad Santa 2. Zigrino performs at Rooster’s through Sunday. (AS)




Fri, 5pm, Free Stanford University, Palo Alto

Fri, 9:30pm, $20 Bing Studio, Stanford

The Stanford American Indian Organization and the Stanford Planning Powwow Committee host the biggest student-run powwow in the country. People from native and non-native backgrounds alike flock to Eucalyptus Grove to view the sea of ornately decorated headdresses and traditional regalia worn at powwows, and can participate in the annual fun run or social dances. Witness intertribal dance and hand drum competitions while sampling a variety of foods from local vendors, or shop for handmade goods and crafts at the Indian Art Market, which features over 100 artist booths. Through Sunday. (AS)

Things have been heating up for the Davis-bred indie quartet Hot Flash Heat Wave. With an Outside Lands performance on the horizon and a SXSW set in the books, the San Francisco-based band are poised to make waves. Their mix of jangly guitars, reverb-drenched vocal hooks and synth-tinged glam sensibilities sound like something MGMT, The Beach Boys and Wavves might cook up at a particularly foggy jam sesh. Last summer they released their latest full-length, Soaked on Oakland-based OIM Records. Album highlight “Blue” sports an undeniable vocal melody and some of the tightest songwriting in the band’s discography. (YK)

CHEAP TISSUE Fri, 8 pm, $10+ The Ritz, San Jose In their three years together as a band, the Echo Park-based members of Cheap Tissue have taken their origin story and transformed it into a mantra: punk rock straight from the gutter. Formed under a fire escape next to a dumpster, the band pays homage the protopunk and garage rock outfits that paved the way for their up-to-11 antics. On their self-titled debut LP, Cheap Tissue crank the gain and push the microphone levels well into the red with a set of short, punchy tunes—all packed to the brim with fuzzy power chords, squealing licks and a nofrills punk attitude. (AS)

* concerts KREWELLA


May 14 at The Ritz


May 15 at City National Civic


May 19 at Cafe Stritch


May 25 at Shoreline Amphitheatre


May 30 at City National Civic


May 30 at Mountain Winery


Jun 3 at Mountain Winery


Jun 7 at The Warfield



Jun 17 at Mountain Winery


Jun 21 at Mountain Winery


Jun 23 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

KREWELLA Fri, 11pm, $45+ Pure Nightclub, San Jose Back in 2010, when sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf dropped out of school to form electro-dub duo Krewella, the Illinois natives hardly predicted the explosive success they would see from their debut studio album, Get Wet— which climbed the Billboard Top 200 chart all the way No. 8 in 2013. After headlining performances at festivals like Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra, Krewella come to the local stage ahead of the second installment of their two-part New World EP series. Expect their trademark dub-pop sound on the dance floor, and perhaps even a few new bangers. (AS)





Sat, 5:30pm, Free Japantown, San Jose

Sun, 12am, Free KFJC, 89.7FM

An evening-long celebration of Japanese history and culture takes over San Jose’s Japantown this weekend. Conceived and produced by San Jose Taiko, the event is stacked with performances and activities for the whole family—including mochimaking demonstrations, DIY uchiwa (fan) workshops, a scavenger hunt and pop-up performances by San Jose Betsuin Youth & Adult Choir, Lotus Preschool Taiko and hula dancers. Don’t miss the marquee performance: a collaboration between San Jose Taiko, Japantown resident DJ Cutso and dancers from The Get Down Dance Studio. (AS)

The South Bay is a beautiful place. We enjoy great weather, plenty of natural splendor and a multitude of cultural attractions. And that’s not to mention our roster of top-notch college radio stations—including Stanford’s KZSU, San Jose State’s KSJS and Foothill’s KFJC. The latter of these will be celebrating the month of Mayhem (get it?) with a plethora of excellent programming. But this early Sunday block of WuTang Clan tunes, aptly titled WuHem, will give those who tune their dials to 89.7FM a healthy dose of RZA, GZA, Ghostface Killah, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Method Man and more. (NV)


Jun 24 at Mountain Winery


Jun 24 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

MOTHER’S DAY Sun, All Day Valleywide Be sure to thank the woman who gave you life this Sunday. Silicon Valley has a multitude of events to honor mom—from brunch specials to performing arts to wine and beer events. Highlights include art exhibits at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center, a Sunday brunch buffet with live music at Scott’s Seafood, interactive puzzle solving games like “Escape From the Time Travel Lab,” an outdoor dance party at Santana Row, and a wine tasting at Big Dog Vineyards. Find all this and more on Metro’s sister website at calendar. (NV)


Jul 2-3 at Shoreline Amphitheatre



Jul 2 at Mountain Winery


Jul 31 at City National Civic


Aug 10-12 at Plaza de Cesar Chavez


Aug 14 at City National Civic


Aug 18 at City National Civic


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UNIVERSAL APPEAL Composer Kenji Williams seeks to create a new human ritual with multimedia spectacle ‘Bella Gaia.’

Beautiful Blue Dot FIFTY YEARS AGO, a single photograph changed the history of human consciousness. It was called “Earthrise” and it was a full-color shot of the Earth taken on Christmas Eve by an astronaut on the Apollo 8 lunar mission, soon to be widely published around the world. It marked the first time the human species had gazed at the one and only life-sustaining planet in the known universe. On Friday, composer and filmmaker Kenji Williams is looking to push the sense of wonder first sparked by “Earthrise” into a new dimension with his live performance/multimedia show called “Bella Gaia.” The show, to take place at that Hammer Theatre Center in San Jose blends together the high tech of bleeding-edge data visualization with the low tech of live dance and music to simulate that sense of poignant majesty that many astronauts report when they see the Earth from space for the first time. Williams says he was inspired to create “Bella Gaia” after a conversation with astronaut Mike Fincke, who spent more than a year aboard the International Space Station. “He ‘Bella Gaia: A Poetic Vision told me that before he went into space, he was a of Earth From Space’ planetary scientist and his favorite planets were always Mars or Jupiter or Saturn. But once he May 11, 7pm, $29+ went into space and looked back at the Earth, he Hammer Theatre Center, completely fell in love and Earth became his favorite San Jose planet. It was a very simple story that struck me very deeply with its simplicity and beauty.” Scientists even have a name for the phenomenon. They call it the “overview effect,” the realization of the beauty and fragility of the planet when seeing it from space. “Bella Gaia” is at its core a simulation of the overview effect. But it’s a lot more than that, too. Williams uses data-visualization technology to show vivid illustrations of, for instance, how much of the Amazon River basin is burning at any given time, or the effects of the most recent drought in the Western United States. “It’s like a weather report of all human and natural activity on the planet,” Williams says. Behind it all is live music and dance – Williams himself on violin, other performers singing and playing other instruments. Famed oceanographer Sylvia Earle will also be part of the evening. “I want to create the Cirque du Soleil of social impact,” Williams says. “I think there is a market for a form of entertainment that is much deeper. This is a new kind of ritual for today’s world, because humans are forgetful, and we need to be reminded of our place in nature.” —Wallace Baine

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FILM NIGHT Homes are central

characters in this double feature of horror films offered in connection with the exhibition The House Imaginary.

Thu, May 17, 5 –10 PM WILL DURST

A secluded and stately suburban home is the backdrop for director Jordan Peele’s groundbreaking, terrifying, and funny exploration of racism in Get Out (2017, 1 hour, 44 minutes). An isolated hotel drives caretaker Jack Nicholson’s descent into madness in Stanley Kubrick’s classic, The Shining (1980, 2 hours, 26 minutes).


Fresh from sold out performances at NYC’s Legendary Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, Joe Gulla’s captivating monologue makes its Bay Area debut!

See Get Out at 5:30 PM, followed by The Shinning at 7:30 PM. 110 South Market Street


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NORMCORE Former congressman, Cabinet member and San Jose Mayor Norman Y. Mineta gets the documentary his extraordinary life deserves.

Try Hard

Norman Y. Mineta is the subject of a new documentary opening the CAAMFest BY RICHARD VON BUSACK


ORMAN Y. MINETA: more than just an airport. The retired career politician has no plans to write an autobiography—“Naw, nobody cares,” he told filmmaker Dianne Fukami. Thus, the hourlong documentary An American Story: Norm Mineta and His Legacy is a handy outline of one remarkable life.

He was congressman, long-serving Cabinet member, and mayor of San

Jose—the latter was his favorite job, he claims. Documentary maker Fukami previously made Stories from Tohoku, about the 2011 tsunami in Japan. “You grow up Japanese-American in the Bay Area—or even grow up Asian-American—and the story of Norm Mineta is familiar,” Fukami says. “A very long time ago, I thought, ‘Wouldn’t Norm be a great subject for a documentary?’ But he’s very selfeffacing, and he never wanted to do it. I was talking to him over the last seven years, exchanging pleasantries. He finally said, ‘It’s time to do this.’” She told the 86-year-old Mineta:

“There are a lot of producers out there who are going to want to do your story, and they might be better and more powerful than me.” Forewarned, Mineta sat in a series of interviews at his home in Silver Springs, Maryland. Mineta was born and raised in San Jose, the son of immigrants. World War II hysteria about Japanese espionage led to the rounding up of Japanese-Americans and the seizing of their property. Mineta and his family were put behind barbed wire at Heart Mountain in Wyoming, as were some 14,000 other internees. When the war was over, Mineta enrolled at San Jose High School— “He was treated like nothing had ever happened during the war. It was a very diverse school.” The 5’6” Mineta played on the varsity basketball team. He may not have been tall, but he was a jumper, practicing leaps at home. Such is the importance of trying hard, he says, a lesson Mineta’s children have heard before: “We’re so tired of listening to that ‘try hard,’” complains one of his sons on camera. Mineta, who served as secretary

of commerce under Bill Clinton and secretary of transportation under George W. Bush, is particularly proud of one accomplishment: HR 422, the Civil Liberties Act, providing for reparations for Japanese internees. As a congressman, Mineta persuaded the reluctant President Ronald Reagan to sign the bill with help from an old friend, then-senator from Wyoming Alan Simpson. The two had once shared a tent at a Boy Scout jamboree when they were both 11, and the friendship revived once Mineta came to Washington, D.C. Fukami says, “They and their wives all go on cruises. You should see ’em, they look like Mutt and Jeff. Simpson towers over Norm, and calls him ‘My little buddy.’ It tickles me to watch that. They giggle like 10-year-old boys.” Fukami has a point to make. Simpson is a Republican. As a Cabinet member who served both parties, Mineta represents an alternative to the binary politics currently poisoning the national discourse. “That’s why Norm will be coming out to this screening, health permitting,” Fukami notes. “He wants to remind Americans about civic duty and bipartisanship. He wants to know why these things can’t come back.” You’ll see Mineta wearing an American flag lapel pin, but he wears it for a different reason than most. Fukami observes, “Norm talks about getting into an elevator and getting the look—‘You know, those times when you see people and they don’t know you…there are times when I feel like a foreigner in my own country. I want them to know I’m an American too.’” Mineta’s story has its own relevance today, as Muslim bans represent the same kind of deep political thought that urged the U.S. to wall up Japanese immigrants to protect the homeland against spies. His life makes for one inspirational story. Fukami hopes to make her documentary available as educational curriculum and to submit it to PBS for broadcast next year.




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LOVELY JOSE Jazz and hip-hop vocalist Jose James channels Bill Withers on his current tour, which comes to Cafe Stritch this weekend.

Lean On Bill Jazz vocalist Jose James pays tribute to an underappreciated American master BY WALLACE BAINE


F FOR NO other reason, Bill Withers achieved pop-music immortality by giving the world “Lean On Me,” the moving anthem to intimacy and loyalty that has been comforted people since its heyday as a No. 1 hit in 1972. But Withers did so much more than “Lean On Me,” and vocalist Jose James wants the world to know it. James likens Withers to many of the greats of American songwriting, like Carole King and Bruce Springsteen.

“He’s part of the musical fabric of America,” James says. “You realize that Bill is one of those linchpins between so many things. The folk, the funk, the blues, the jazz. Bill’s a really key figure connecting so many styles and genres. Questlove loves him. D’Angelo loves him. Sting loves him. He’s behind everything. He’s like the Keyser Söze of music.” To that end, James is leading a oneman Bill Withers revival with a new tour that comes to Cafe Stritch for two shows this weekend. The Blue Note vocalist is known for the attention he regularly bestows

upon prior generations of musicians. In 2015, he released a celebrated album of Billie Holiday songs to mark the centennial of Lady Day’s birth. The Withers tribute came about naturally, James says, through performances while touring his most recent album of original material, Love in a Time of Madness. “I got into a habit of doing a little vamp on the last chord of some of my songs,” he says. “Sometimes, just at the end of the song, I’d do a little ‘Love and Happiness’ by Al Green. Sometimes I’d do a little Marvin (Gaye). And sometimes we’d do a little Bill Withers. Well, the Withers piece eventually broke apart from that and turned into a medley of (Withers hits) ‘Ain’t No Sunshine,’ ‘Who is He?’ and ‘Grandma’s Hands.’ And pretty soon, that became a highlight of my live show.” Unlike Holiday, Gaye and John Coltrane—to whom James has also paid musical tribute—Withers is still very much alive and well. The tour, in fact, coincides with the great singersongwriter’s 80th birthday on July 4.

“I don’t think I’ve spent as much time preparing for any project more than this one,” James says. Eventually, after putting together a list of 60 Withers songs for his live show, James showed super-producer and Blue Note Records President Don Was. “So, Don said, ‘Yeah, this is great. Let’s get it down to, like, 12.’” James was perplexed. “With Bill, you could do the jazzy stuff. Or you could do all ballads. Or all the funk stuff. His catalogue is so deep you could go in a lot of different directions.” Was had the solution to James’s problem. “He said, ‘Why don’t we just give Bill a call?’” Before long, the young hip-hop generation vocalist was sharing a steak with the ’70s era star at Musso & Frank’s in Hollywood. “It was a dream come true,” James says. “He’s just a regular dude. He did what a lot of people talk about doing: Get in, make your money and get out. He got his Grammys, his gold records. Then he was just like, that’s it. I’m actually done. I’m just fascinated with that. I mean, he lives well. He’s happy, two great kids and a wife. He may be one of the only human beings on the planet who’s done exactly what he wanted with his life.” As for the tribute show, James eventually followed the audience. “I just began playing the stuff live to see what moved people.” He went into a deep dive in the Withers catalogue—“Lean On Me,” “Sunshine,” “Use Me” and lesser known jewels, such as “Hope She’ll Be Happier” and the arresting suicide ballad “Better Off Dead.” “Bill’s stuff is just so emotional and direct,” James says. “There is no artifice at all in his songs. There’s nothing to hide behind. Everything is very understated, because it’s so powerful emotionally. You have to approach the material like that every night. Take ‘Lean On Me.’ You got to believe that song. Otherwise, it’s not going to work.”


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5–8PM FRI 5/11 ART FOR OUR PARK @ CREMA COFFEE #3 This is a fundraiser organized by artist Francisco Ramirez. A portion of sold art will benefit park improvements at Theodore Lenzen Park. That’s it. The End. Whatever Francisco is doing, it’s worth following. Get a van, grow a beard and go to him. I mean, if you need further fuel to get up off yer buns and check out some of the best art happening in this sweet valley, then go ahead and check out his Instagram: @fco1980 Featuring art by Abel Gonzalez, Gege, Ivan Gonzalez, Jim Fonseca and Laura Gabriela Amador • 1202 The Alameda, San Jose

9PM FRI 5/11 DOMINO AND THE DERELICTS @ CARAVAN LOUNGE I like all sorts of music—I really like most music. But sometimes I listen to too much ’80’s pop and my brain begins to scrunch up (science!) like an angry sponge. The only cure: a raspy rawness only found in punk rock. Musical angst that only feels at home in a dive bar. A feeling captured perfectly by Domino’s voice and lyrics. What I would do to hear them cover The Misfits, Cyndi Lauper or Lionel Ritchie… Want to let it out? They can help. Supported by Dun Bin Had and Vice Minded • 98 Almaden Ave, San Jose

WED 5/9



TUES MAY 8 Candyrat Guitar Night

Luca Stricagnoli & Antoine Dufour 7:30pm / $20 Adv/ $25 Door FRI MAY 11

Ruth Gerson & Friends

w/Vic Martin & Pathetic Honey 7:30pm/ $15 Adv / $18 Door

OPEN SPACE OPEN MIC SAM'S BBQ First Tue, 6pm: Bean Creek. 2nd Tue, 6pm: Sidesaddle & Co. 3rd Tue, 6pm: Wildcat Mountain Ramblers. 4th Tue, 6pm: The Mighty Crows. 2nd Wed, 6pm: Blue House. 3rd Wed, 6pm: Fred McCarthy. 4th Wed, 6pm: Jerry Logan & Loganville. 1110 S Bascom Ave, San Jose


FLASH FICTION FORUM 7–9pm: Works/San Jose 365 S Market St, San Jose



San Francisco Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: • 9pm/ $18 Adv/ $20 Door SUN MAY 13 A Special Mother’s Day Concert

Maria Muldaur’s “Jazzabelle

w/special guest, pianist Chris Burns: 7pm/ $18 Adv / $22 Door 2209 Broadway St Redwood City / 831.334.1153

Day New Orleans Piano Brunch with Johnny Fabulous. 4pm: Amy Lou & The Wild Ones. 91 S Autumn St, San Jose

POOR HOUSE BISTRO Wed, 6pm: Tap Takeover w/ The Sid Morris Gang. Last Thu, 6pm: Six String Showdown with AC Myles. Mon, 6pm: Open Mic Night (comedy, poetry, music, singing). Tue, 7pm: Aki Kumar’s Blues Jam. Fri, 5/11, 6pm: Daniel Castro Band. Sat, 5/12, 6pm: Alvon Johnson Band. Sun, 5/13, 11am–2pm: Mother’s

feat. Leilani Africa 7pm: Near JCPenney entrance Eastridge Center, San José

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE WITH AMI VITALE Photojournalist and documentarian 7pm: Hammer Theatre 101 Paseo de Antonio, San Jose

Tue, 10pm: PubStumpers. Fri, 5/11, 10pm: Brickhouse. Sat, 5/12, 10pm: Flock of Seagirls – all-female tribute to ladies of the ’80s. 5027 Almaden Expy, San Jose

THU 5/10 GALLERY TALK: THE HOUSE IMAGINARY 12:30pm: San Jose Museum of Art 110 S Market St, San Jose


7pm: Uproar Brewing Co. 439 S First St, San Jose

FOLK: SHAUN HOPPER THE RITZ Wed, May 9, 8pm: Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque – Night #2. Fri, May 11, 8pm: Cheap Tissue, The She’s, Tenement Rats. Sat, 5/12, 9pm: New Wave Prom – 80’s Hip-Hop Spotlight. Mon, May 14, 7:30pm: Hot Snakes with Le Butcherettes. 400 S First St, San Jose

ALT ROCK: DINNERS, EASTERN WESTERNER w/ NeedleToTheGroove DJs 9pm: Cafe Stritch 374 S First St, San Jose

7:30pm: Montalvo Arts Center 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga


7:30pm: SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose


8m: City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St, San Jose

ALT ROCK: STATIC AND SURRENDER, SPACE GIANT 9pm: Caravan Lounge 98 Almaden Ave, San Jose


10pm: The Improv 62 S Second St, San Jose

FRI 5/11 BRITANNIA ARMS ALMADEN Wed & Sun, 10pm: DJ Hank.



5–8pm: Crema Coffee #3 1202 The Alameda, San Jose


5–11pm, plus Sat, 8am–11pm & Sun, 11:30am–6pm Stanford University, Eucalyptus Grove at Galvez Drive

1072 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

SAT 5/12 POETRY: SPRING HAIKU IN THE PARK 10am: Kelley Park 1300 Senter Road, San Jose



w/ The Central, Roman Lions 9pm: Caravan Lounge 98 Almaden Ave, San Jose


9pm: Fox Theatre 2215 Broadway, Redwood City

SUN 5/13

10am–5pm: Berryessa Community Center 3050 Berryessa Rd, San Jose

IRISH FEST: SILICON VALLEY IRISH FLEADH JACK ROSE LIBATION HOUSE Sunday brunch, 10am–2pm. Mon–Fri, 4–6pm: Happy hour. Fri, 5/11, 5:30pm: Tsunami. Sat, 5/12, 5:30pm: Math Class. Sun, 5/13, 10am–2pm: Mother’s Day Brunch - All You Can Eat. 18840 Saratoga Los Gatos Road, Los Gatos

through Sun, 5/13 All Day: Downtown Mountain View Hope Street, Mountain View


12pm: Family and Children Services of Silicon Valley 950 W Julian St, San Jose



7pm: Montgomery Theatre through Sun. Various times. 271 S Market St, San Jose

2pm: East Palo Alto Library 2415 University Ave, East Palo Alto



7:30pm: Cafe Pink House 14577 Big Basin Way, Saratoga


8pm: Little Lou’s BBQ 2455 S Winchester Blvd, Campbell


Fri, 5/11, 9pm: Annual Anniversary Party and Rib Cookoff. All proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Sat, 5/12, 9pm: Rockin’ Johnny Band. 3340 Mowry Ave, Fremont


w/ Dun Bin Had, Vice Minded 9pm: Caravan Lounge 98 Almaden Ave, San Jose


feat. Maia & Alex Shibutani 4pm: Sap Center 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose


the challenge is... REMIX! 7pm: Forager (upstairs) 420 S First St, San Jose




6:30pm: Crema Coffee #1 950 The Alameda, San Jose

TUE 5/15



5pm: Crema Coffee #3 1202 The Alameda, San Jose

7:30pm: Cafe Pink House 14577 Big Basin Way, Saratoga


José James Celebrates Bill Withers 8pm: Cafe Stritch 374 S First St, San Jose

8pm: Little Lou’s BBQ 2455 S Winchester Blvd, Campbell

5pm: Santa Clara University, St. Clare Room 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara


8pm: City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St, San Jose


8pm: Little Lou’s BBQ 2455 S Winchester Blvd, Campbell


Fri-Sat, 9:30pm: Karaoke.

Sun, 4pm: Novak-Nanni Duo. San Jose. Thu-Sun, 8:30pm: Karaoke. 2988 Almaden Expy, San Jose

4pm: Fairmont San Jose 170 S Market St, San Jose

8pm: City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St, San Jose



8:30pm: SJSU Event Center 290 S Seventh St, San Jose


Tue, 10pm: Karaoke. Wed: Country Music & Buck Beers. Fri & Sat: Rotating DJs (no hip-hop). Sun: Service Industry Night (half off with your industry card). 803 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

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SNAKE EYES The Hot Snakes are reunited, making kick-ass tunes and not taking themselves too seriously.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #641501 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Sharp Point Realty Group, 2680 South White Road STE 110, San Jose, CA, 95148, Raul Profeta Jr., 2999 Calle De Las Fores, San Jose, CA, 95148. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 04/23/2018. /s/Raul Profeta Jr. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 04/23/2018. (pub Metro 05/02, 05/09, 05/16, 5/23/2018)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: S V Taxes, 1193 Burngham Dr., San Jose, CA, 95132, Theresa A Scott. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 11/30/2018. Refile of previous file #624656 /s/Donald Flowers II. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 04/27/2018. (pub Metro 05/09, 05/16, 05/23, 05/30/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #641247 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: L4C Advisory, 1658 Purdue Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, 94303, Luba L, LLC. This business is being conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 8/8/2018. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Luba Lesiva. Manager. #201622810322. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 04/06/2018. (pub Metro 04/25, 05/02, 05/09, 05/16/2018)


NOTICE OF INTENT TO SELL REAL PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on MAY 29, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., the undersigned, as Public Administrator in the matter of the Conservatorship of the Estate of HUNG THE VU, aka HUNG T. VU, aka CHRISTOPHER HUNG VU with authority ordered by the court (on April 3, 2018), intends to sell at private sale, to the highest net bidder, all of the estate’s right, title and interest in and to certain real property located in the City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, State of California, which property is more particularly described as follows: THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE CITY OF SAN JOSE, COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 38, AS SHOWN ON ‘THAT CERTAIN MAP OF TRACT NO. 8742, WHICH MAP WAS FILED FOR RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA ON OCTOBER 3, 1995, IN BOOK 670 OF MAPS, PAGES 33 THROUGH 40, INCLUSIVE. The subject property is commonly known as 6743 Gentry Oaks Place, San Jose, California 95138 and shall be sold “as is.” Bids for the property are hereby invited. All bids must be on the bid forms provided by the Office of the Public Administrator or Sereno Group Real Estate. Completed bid forms may be mailed to the Office of the Public Administrator, County of Santa Clara, P.O. Box 760, San Jose, CA 951060760 or personally delivered to the Office of the Public Administrator at 333 W. Julian Street, Suite 400, San Jose, CA 95110 or to Sereno Group Real Estate, Agent: Lynne Olenak, 12124 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Road, Saratoga, CA 95070, Telephone: (408) 656-0895. All bids must be accompanied by a ten (10) percent deposit, with the balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash upon close of escrow. The full terms of the sale are contained in the bid form. All bids will be opened at the Office of the Public Administrator on May 29, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., or thereafter, as allowed by law. The Santa Clara County Office of the Public Administrator reserves the right to reject any and all bids prior to entry of a court order confirming a sale. The sale shall be subject to confirmation by the above-entitled court. For additional information and bid forms contact Sereno Group Real Estate, Attention Lynne Olenak, Telephone: (408) 6560895 or the Santa Clara County Public Administrator’s Office. JAMES R. WILLIAMS, County CounselMARK A. GONZALEZ, Lead Deputy County Counsel /s/_________ _________________________________Attorneys for Public Administrator, County of Santa Clara

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #641684 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Great Wall Termite Control, 1683 Coral Tree Place, San Jose, CA, 95131, Chester Hiu. 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/Chester Hiu. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 04/27/2018. (pub Metro 05/02, 05/09, 05/16, 05/23/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #641274 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Aquarian Innovations, 756 south 3rd Street, San Jose, CA, 95112, Donald Flowers II. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 04/13/2018. /s/Donald Flowers II. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 04/16/2018. (pub Metro 04/25, 05/02, 05/09, 05/16/2018)

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: UC Legal Solutions, 3043 Gaywood Ct., San Jose, CA, 95148, Uyenchi Thi Ho. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 01/01/2017. /s/Katerina Arber. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 04/19/2018. (pub Metro 04/25, 05/02, 05/09, 05/16/2018)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Ward Ivd Consulting, 764 Corlista Dr., San Jose, CA, 95128, Diane Marie Ward. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 04/17/2018. /s/Katerina Arber. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 04/18/2018. (pub Metro 04/25, 05/02, 05/09, 05/16/2018)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Benefit, 155 San Lazaro, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086, Benny Osiomoje Evien, 3175 Cadillac Dr., San Jose, CA, 95117. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 04/18/2018. /s/Benny Osiomoje Evien. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 04/19/2018. (pub Metro 04/25, 05/02, 05/09, 05/16/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #641912 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Olimpic Moving Service, 2237 Pasetta Dr., #2, Santa Clara, CA, 95050, Mario Vasquez. 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/Mario Vasquez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 05/03/2018. (pub Metro 05/09, 05/16, 05/23, 05/30/2018)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Veracity, 780 Jarvis Drive, Suite 100, Morgan Hill, CA, 95037, North Coast International, Inc. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 09/25/2013. Above entity was formed in the state of Delaware. /s/Jeff Applegate. Treasurer. #4133925. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 04/23/2018. (pub Metro 05/09, 05/16, 05/23, 5/30/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #641934 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Yoga Inside Out, 122021 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Road, #B, Saratoga, CA, 95072, Mind Body Wellness, LLC. This business is being conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 04/22/2018. Refile of previous file #634695 with changes. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Nikki Wong. Managing Member This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 05/04/2018. (pub Metro 05/09, 05/16, 05/23, 05/30/2018)


The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. Da 1 Above (A Place of Peace) Salon & Fintness, 2. Glimpse of Eternity In The Potters House, 976 Poplar Ct., Santa Clara, CA, 95050, Clyther Felix, Curtis H. Felix. This business is conducted by a married couple. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 01/09/2003. Refile of previous file #618633 with changes. /s/Clyther Felix.This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 04/16/2018. (pub Metro 04/25, 05/02, 05/09, 05/16/2018)

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY ARIES (March 21-April 19): The Torah is a primary

sacred text of the Jewish religion. It consists of exactly 304,805 letters. When specially trained scribes make handwritten copies for ritual purposes, they must not make a single error in their transcription. The work may take as long as 18 months. Your attention to detail in the coming weeks doesn't have to be quite so painstaking, Aries, but I hope you'll make a strenuous effort to be as diligent as you can possibly be.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Born under the sign of Taurus, Edmund Wilson was a renowned 20th-century author and critic who wrote more than 30 books. He also served as editor for Vanity Fair and The New Republic, and influenced the work of at least seven major American novelists. When he was growing up, he spent most of his free time reading books: 16 hours a day during summer vacations. His parents, worried about his obsessive passion, bought him a baseball uniform, hoping to encourage him to diversify his interests. His response was to wear the uniform while reading books 16 hours a day. I trust you will be equally dedicated to your own holy cause or noble pursuit in the coming weeks, Taurus. You have cosmic clearance to be single-minded about doing what you love. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): It's possible you could pass for normal in the next three weeks; you might be able to fool a lot of people into thinking you're an average, ordinary contributor to the dull routine. But it will be far healthier for your relationship with yourself if you don't do such a thing. It will also be a gift to your less daring associates, who in my opinion would benefit from having to engage with your creative agitation and fertile chaos. So my advice is to reveal yourself as an imperfect work-in-progress who's experimenting with novel approaches to the game of life. Recognize your rough and raw features as potential building blocks for future achievements. CANCER (June 21-July 22): "Paradise is scattered

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allies and loved ones want even more from you than they usually do. They crave more of your attention, more of your approval, more of your feedback. And that's not all. Your friends and allies and loved ones also hope you will give more love to yourself. They will be excited and they will feel blessed if you express an even bigger, brighter version of your big, bright soul. They will draw inspiration from your efforts to push harder and stronger to fulfill your purpose here on Planet Earth.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): One of the advantages

you get from reading my horoscopes is that I offer confidential information about the gods' caprices and leanings. For example, I can tell you that Saturn—also known as Father Time—is now willing to allot you a more luxurious relationship with time than usual, on one condition: that you don't squander the gift on trivial pursuits. So I encourage you to be discerning and disciplined about nourishing your soul’s craving for interesting freedom. If you demonstrate to Saturn how constructively you can use his blessing, he'll be inclined to provide more dispensations in the future.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Vincent van Gogh's painting

The Starry Night hangs on a wall in New York's Museum of Modern Art. He created it in 1889 while living in a French asylum. Around that same time, 129 years ago, a sheepherder in Wyoming created a sourdough starter that is still fresh today. A cook

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named Lucille Clarke Dumbrill regularly pulls this frothy mass of yeast out of her refrigerator and uses it to make pancakes. In the coming weeks, Libra, I'd love to see you be equally resourceful in drawing on an old resource. The past will have offerings that could benefit your future.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Love everyone twice as much and twice as purely as you ever have before. Your mental health requires it! Your future dreams demand it! And please especially intensify your love for people you allegedly already love but sometimes don't treat as well as you could because you take them for granted. Keep this Bible verse in mind, as well: "Don't neglect to show kindness to strangers; for, in this way, some, without knowing it, have had angels as their guests." SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): After meditating on

your astrological aspects for an hour, I dozed off. As I napped, I had a dream in which an androgynous angel came to me and said, "Please inform your Sagittarius readers that they should be callipygian in the next two weeks." Taken back, my dreaming self said to the angel, "You mean 'callipygian' as in 'having beautiful buttocks'?" "Yes, sir," the angel replied. "Bootylicious. Bumtastic. Rumpalicious." I was puzzled. "You mean like in a metaphorical way?" I asked. "You mean Sagittarians should somehow cultivate the symbolic equivalent of having beautiful buttocks?" "Yes," the angel said. "Sagittarians should be elegantly wellgrounded. Flaunt their exquisite foundation. Get to the bottom of things with flair. Be sexy badasses as they focus on the basics." "OK!" I said.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Now is a favorable

time to discuss in elegant detail the semi-secret things that are rarely or never talked about. It's also a perfect moment to bring deep feelings and brave tenderness into situations that have been suffering from half-truths and pretense. Be aggressively sensitive, my dear Capricorn. Take a bold stand in behalf of compassionate candor. And as you go about these holy tasks, be entertaining as well as profound. The cosmos has authorized you to be a winsome agent of change.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In his 1931 painting

The Persistence of Memory, Salvador Dali shows three clocks that seem to be partially liquefied, as if in the process of melting. His biographer Meredith Etherington-Smith speculated that he was inspired to create this surrealistic scene when he saw a slab of warm Camembert cheese melting on a dinner table. I foresee the possibility of a comparable development in your life, Aquarius. Be alert for creative inspiration that strikes you in the midst of seemingly mundane circumstances.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): "My whole life is messed up with people falling in love with me," said Piscean poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. She spoke the truth. She inspired a lot of adoration, and it stirred up more chaos than she was capable of managing. Luckily, you will have fewer problems with the attention coming your way, Pisces. I bet you'll be skilled at gathering the benefits and you'll be unflummoxed by the pitfalls. But you'll still have to work hard at these tasks. Here's some help. Tip #1: Stay in close touch with how you really feel about the people who express their interest in you. Tip #2: Don't accept gifts with strings attached. Tip #3: Just because you're honored or flattered that someone finds you attractive doesn't mean you should unquestioningly blend your energies with them. Homework: Do you allow your imagination to indulge in fantasies that are wasteful, damaging, or dumb? I dare you to stop it. Testify at

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SB 930, written by state Sen. Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), could change that. The bill, which recently cleared a subcommittee with bipartisan support, would license limited banking to pot growers and sellers. Pot is still banned by the feds, so much of the industry continues to operate as cash-only. Since most traditional banks refuse to work with canna-businesses, pot workers get massive headaches over audits and security concerns by carrying around literally millions of dollars in cash. That one person who shows up at the bank to deposit an entire Mason jar of change because they don’t know about CoinStar? That’s what your local dispensary is like right now for the state, which expects to collect more than $600 million in cannabis taxes this year. Dispensaries would be able to make deposits, pay their taxes, pay rent and vendors, and buy state and local bonds. They would also be required to purchase private insurance, as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. would not cover them. Cannabis banks would not be allowed to issue loans. “What we’re trying to do is to create a controlled system that helps us get as much cash into vaults as possible, gets the government paid as much as possible and takes out as much risk to public safety as possible,” Hertzberg said. Buddy’s Cannabis on North 10th Street in San Jose has an account with merchant processing, but owner Matt Lucero said he’s been forced to switch banks seven times in the eight years they’ve been open. “I’d probably maintain status quo, but feel much more comfortable knowing there’d be a Plan B if and when my current relationships are disrupted,” he said. “It’s always been notices by the bank saying, ‘We no longer are interested in doing business with a cannabis business.’” Whether it’s on the spot or a 30-day notice, Lucero noted, “It’s always disruptive to the business.”—Julia Baum

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