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On the morning of May 22, we lost a keystone figure of our community. Andrew Pejack inspired us to pursue creativity, to respect and support everyone around us, and to treat life like an adventure. His immeasurable kindness and imagination seemed effortless. His artistic talents were boundless. He could appear at any moment on a pennyfarthing bicycle, sit down at a piano and play Beethoven or Ray Charles tunes, share some of his pre-Castro Cuban rum or banana liqueur, and give expert advice on how to fix anything (including relationships) while putting a smile on everyone’s face.

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NIGHT WATCH Political animals were met with surprise runoffs, a few clear victories and some nail-biters that remained too close to call even early into the next morning.

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AM LICCARDO CELEBRATED two wins in one night— his re-election and a successful campaign against “greedy billionaires” who want to place housing on lands in Evergreen that the city has earmarked for industrial development. Jubilant LICCARDO supporters enjoyed fried shrimp and jalapeno poppers at Mezcal Oaxacan restaurant in downtown San Jose as the mayor coasted to an easy

second term victory. Without a strong opponent, Liccardo spent his time and money campaigning against Measure B, which would have undermined the city’s antisprawl policies. We couldn’t find any a proMeasure B party, so we rang up CARL BERG, the billionaire whose lands are ground zero for the development squabble. “I sold the property,” Berg told us. “When I sell something, I don’t think about it. As for Measure B, “I really haven’t paid any attention to it.”

The 80-year-old developer and venture capitalist spends his time and money these days funding anti-cancer drugs developed by Massachusettsbased Berg LLC. He was happy to discuss the company. “We have a drug that has an effect on pancreatic cancer” with “no side effects” and “no toxicity.” The company plans to seek FDA approval for treatment of 18 other types of cancer. We ran into former mayor TOM MCENERY, an early show to the Liccardo lovefest. McEnery complained that Fly never writes anything mean about him anymore. But then again, the night was still young. So young in fact that only a bowl of steamed vegetables had been placed on Mezcal’s linen covered tables. Chamber veep (oops, we mean “The” Silicon Valley Organization) MADISON NGUYEN wistfully recalled her bashes of years past, with snow cones and margaritas and 300-person crowds. Meanwhile, on the East Side,

V AN LE has been on the warpath against San Jose Councilman TAM NGUYEN, accusing the District 7 incumbent of breaking election laws, sympathizing with commies and, just this week, committing voter fraud. So it got a little awkward, to say the least, when he realized that the universe would bring them together on election night. Literally right next-door. The two rivals watched the returns in suites 407 and 408, respectively, of an East Side strip mall. Le, one of six challengers in the race, quelled the tension by helping her husband set up the buffet: two tables of Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese noodles and grass jelly rounds for dessert. Le said she didn’t realize they’d be neighbors for the night until organizers already booked the place and sent the invitations. “I was like, ‘Oh my gosh! How did

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AMONG FRIENDS Sheriff Laurie Smith on election night at a supporter’s home in Willow Glen.

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SUPPORT GROUP Perennial East Side candidate Van Le surrounded herself with friends and family, which softened the blow of another election loss in D7.

that happen?’” said Le, who wore a form-fitting black blazer over an aqua shift dress emblazoned with bold gray flowers. THUC DO—a glass repairman who donated his dance studioslash-Asian-American community center venue for Le’s bash—said he supported Nguyen in 2014 but switched teams after the incumbent took a trip to Vietnam six months into his term. “Tam betrayed us,” exclaims Do, taking a break from setting up red-and-green laser lights before guests began to trickle in. The next suite over, Nguyen arrived a little later, having just wrapped up a council meeting. On the other side of the wall separating Le’s and Nguyen’s parties, volunteers set up a near-identical spread of various noodles and jelly sweets. MARK TIERNAN, Le’s campaign manager, nodded in agreement at someone’s suggestion that the physical wall could very well symbolize political divisions in San Jose’s Vietnamese community. Le exuded optimism at the start of the night, though the first tally of mail-in ballots with no precincts reporting showed her in third with just shy of 16 percent of the votes behind MAYA ESPARZA with 19 percent and Nguyen with 35 percent. Over on a busy stretch of Capitol Expressway, Esparza and a handful of campaign staff and volunteers patriotically picked a back room at

America’s favorite 24-hour drunk tank, Denny’s, for their shindig. Like other labor-friendly candidates, Esparza and crew dined on humble food of the working class like chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks and nachos while waiting for the South Bay Labor Councilites to arrive. “It’s in the district and it’s familyfriendly,” Esparza said about her venue choice, although Fly has seen plenty of late-night diner action to know the latter part of that statement just isn’t true. Franklin-McKinley School District trustee RUDY RODRIGUEZ expounded on his admiration for Esparza before taking a subdued dig at Nguyen in the same breath. “Maya was one of the few leaders who came out to help our district” during the Rock Springs flood, Rodriguez said. “Our councilmember at the time was not there. He was missing in action.” Across town at Crema Coffee, fellow D7 contender THOMAS DUONG awaited the results with his friends and family over a spread of some exotic foods which included rambutan, the hairy, reddish Southeast Asian fruit with a milkywhite center. Duong, a newcomer to the political scene, said learning the politics of San Jose has been the most fascinating part of his campaign.

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“Seeing the two disparities between the labor movement and the business side of it, and seeing how diametrically opposed they are and seeing the schism of politics in San Jose right now has been the most eyeopening part,” he said. Duong wasn’t the only newbie on his campaign though, it was his manager—and friend—ALEX LEE’s first go-around as leader. “I’ve done campaigns before, but this is my first time managing one,” Lee said. “At first, he actually asked me and I said no because I’ve never managed a campaign before. And then he kept talking to me about it and I was like, ‘alright, I’ll help you.”’ WESLEY KAZUO MUKOYAMA, who may be better known for suing the city of Santa Clara over an election method that he said put Asian-Americans at a disadvantage for council seats, was also in attendance at Crema Coffee. Mukoyama was one of the people who’d urged Duong to run for office. “We need to promote an Asian candidate for some kind of office,” Mukoyama said. Deeper into San Jose’s East Side, FRANCES HERBERT—San Jose Vice Mayor MAGDALENA CARRASCO’s chief of staff— celebrated early in the evening after seeing that the District 5 incumbent would probably get her wish: to avoid the runoff. “She’s just hoping to end this tonight,” Herbert said, taking a pause from setting up her laptop to refresh the election results tab on the Registrar of Voters website. “That’s why we’ve been out walking, talking, calling people, not taking anything for granted.” Carrasco was still en route while her small but loyal cadre of supporters stuck her signature pink campaign signs on a strip of grass outside and along the window of Mountain Mike’s Pizza on Alum Rock Avenue. “We picked this place because we don’t have a big team, and we wanted something a little laid back,” Herbert said. Far more bustling was the Democratic Party’s cocktail klatch at the Kyoto Palace Japanese steakhouse in Campbell’s Pruneyard shopping center. The crowd in the bar area stood elbow to elbow, noshing on fried pot-stickers while nursing cocktails.

JUDGMENT CALL Assistant District Attorney Cindy Hendrickson (right) forged a clear path to victory as successor to ousted Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky.

BILL JAMES, president of the Santa Clara County Democratic Party, said he felt hopeful after seeing the first round of results post. Although it was a little cringe-worthy to see supervisor candidate and Santa Clara Councilman DOMINIC CASERTA still pull in a couple thousand votes despite recently unearthed allegations that he sexually harassed students and campaign volunteers for years. The local Democratic party also endorsed a sheriff candidate for the first time ever and forced five-term Sheriff LAURIE SMITH into a runoff. Second place finisher JOHN HIROKAWA, dressed in a light gray suit and red tie, expressed “pleasant surprise” by his inaugural political endeavor. But if he goes up up against Smith in November, the retired undersheriff said, he’d work on his presentation. “Sometimes I get bogged down by specifics,” Hirokawa explained,

grasping a half-empty glass of ice tea in one hand. “But when you’re campaigning, people respond better to a broader message.” Smith seemed pleased at coming within five points of an outright win, and her supporters at the Willow Glen home of attorney CHRISTOPHER SCHUMB enjoyed sushi and Korean barbecue. Fly hesitates to actually call any of these gatherings a “party” in the usual sense, but there were enough warm bodies, decorations and plates of food at all to meet some of the necessary criteria for a turn-up. Some San Jose’s District 9 council candidates threw parties that appeared to be an exercise in humility optics because Fly was surprised to see contenders like PAM FOLEY slumming it up in her mid-century million-dollar Willow Glen home with some wine from the prestigious Costco vineyards.

“I could not be more tickled pink,” Foley cackled while watching the early election results on the living room television and casually swirled her goblet like Queen Cersei relishing the Great Sept’s destruction. Confident in her victory, Foley savored her 35 percent stake at the polls with a toast of that Kirkland private reserve red among about a dozen family members, neighbors, friends and supporters like VINCE SUNZERI, board chair of the San Jose Police and Fire Retirement Plan, BILL BARON of Brandenburg Properties, MIKE FOX from Goodwill of Silicon Valley, and Councilman JOHNNY KHAMIS’ Chief of Staff, SHANE PATRICK CONNOLLY. Down the street and around the corner, labor candidate SHAY FRANCO-CLAUSEN continued the Costco theme with her inner circle at home and waited to pop her own bottle of that bargain bubbly. Although she was in third at the time despite being a favored candidate in the weeks leading up to Election Night (even Foley’s followers were surprised to see KALEN GALLAGHER pull ahead), FrancoClausen was “absolutely 100 percent optimistic” that voters would come through for her in the end. “I think the night is young,” she said. “I’ve seen lots of campaigns turn around in the middle of the night.” While waiting with family and supporters for people like Sunnyvale Vice Mayor LARRY KLEIN, Sunnyvale Councilwoman NANCY SMITH and San Jose councilors RAUL PERALEZ and SERGIO JIMENEZ to arrive, Fly was offered a cheeseburger from the pile of In-NOut food on the kitchen table. Franco-Clausen said she’s actually “not at all” a fan of California’s cult fast-food chain (she doesn’t eat beef burgers), but noted the company’s renowned labor practices aligned neatly with her progressive campaign platform. “They actually do pay a living wage,” she added.Now there’s something to toast with that hoity-toity vino. Over at Luna’s Mexican Kitchen, and set with a full salsa bar, was SUSAN ELLENBERG who is running for the Santa Clara County Supervisor District 4 seat.


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“Our inside ongoing joke or thing that we tell each other is every day is an adventure because there seems to always be something that’s unexpected, could be great (or it) could shake us for a few moments,” Ellenberg said. By 7:30pm, Ellenberg and her children gathered with friends and supporters to await the results, but her husband was notably absent. With 30 minutes until the polls closed, Ellenberg said her husband was still out knocking on doors trying to convince people to get out and vote. Santa Clara County District 5 Supervisor JOE SIMITIAN also made an appearance at Luna’s—with a margarita on the rocks in hand. “I just become more and more impressed with her as her campaign unfolds,” Simitian said. Assistant District Attorney CINDY SEELEY HENDRICKSON, who will assume Judge AARON PERSKY’s bench in the event of his almost certain recall, hosted a private party at her home with friends, family and supporters.

“My folks just flew in from Virginia and they arrived just in time to see something on the news that was 39 percent reporting,” Hendrickson said of early election results that put her in the lead. Hendrickson had no comment on having a stake in the Persky recall race, and instead noted that she was proud of the campaigns that she and her opponent ANGELA STOREY had ran. As the hours passed, attendees from several private parties began to trickle into the Labor HQ. Fly tried to join the fun, but labor apparatchiks blocked entry, even though other reporters were milling about inside. A gatekeeper said the gathering was “media invite only,” which Fly has come to learn over the years means anyone but us. Metro‘s photographer fared no better. A woman gripping a fistful of plastic forks blocked his entrance, demanding to know who he was and who he worked for. When asked for her name, she replied, “I’m Betsy the Fork Lady.” Well, fork this. We’re outta here.

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WHAT IS ‘JEOPARDY!’? TV game show in which Ken Jennings won 74 straight episodes in 2004.

Game theory Memories of failed ‘Jeopardy!’ tryouts return with champ’s appearance BY GARY SINGH

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N 2004, KEN JENNINGS became the hero of trivia nerds worldwide by winning 74 games in a row on the TV quiz show Jeopardy! Next Tuesday, June 12, he appears in conversation at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park. Like Jennings, I grew up watching an inordinate amount of game shows and was a full-blown trivia nerd in elementary school. I knew every

baseball stadium in the U.S., every world capital and tons of rock trivia. The very presence of Ken Jennings in Silicon Valley takes me back to 1999 and 2000, when I tried out for both Jeopardy! and Rock & Roll Jeopardy! during one of the more desperate times in my life. Here’s what I remember: Late 1999, I took an 8am flight out of San Jose, wearing a gray sportcoat, a black dress shirt and a wild Italian tie. I nearly missed the 6am alarm I’d set because I was among those who’d closed

Cinebar at 2am. Yet somehow I woke up, got dressed and eventually landed at LAX at 9:04am, completely still drunk from the night before. I was going broke and determined to win $40,000 or whatever it took to get me out of San Jose forever. At LAX, I asked an old German lady at the information booth to find out which shuttle took me outside the terminals to the street buses. From there, I caught the No. 6 bus, which went straight up Sepulveda Boulevard toward Culver City. At Washington Boulevard, I transferred to the No. 1, which took me right to Sony Pictures Studios, the home of Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune. I was the only person dressed up on either bus. By then, it was nearing straight-up high noon, and there was nothing in the vicinity except a lonely strip mall, where I luckily found a Thai restaurant. After a plate of spicy larb gai and two Singha beers, I wandered

over to the side entrance of the Sony complex. This was L.A., and normally everyone drove, so I was a rare pedestrian walking through the gate and into the mega-campus. Various studios and buildings comprised the whole of it, but I knew where to go. Outside the studio, I sat there on a green bench, where a crowd of maybe 20 others were congregating and also waiting to take the initial Jeopardy! test. One guy was flipping through a World Almanac, attempting to study. Another lady was going over some geography notes she had conjured up beforehand. Then a plastic SoCal Baywatch-looking dude rolled up in a motorized cart and instructed us to follow him down to Studio 16, where they filmed the show. Like lambs to the slaughter, we obliged. Inside, we sat in the same chairs where the audience normally sat during a taping of the show, and we were given worksheets to answer the upcoming questions. A slideshow of Alex Trebek played on the screen, explaining what was about to happen. We were then bombarded with 50 questions in 13 minutes, with only a few seconds to write down each answer before the next question appeared on the screen. Whoever answered 35 out of 50 advanced to the next round of vetting. Stuff like: Who was nicknamed the Desert Fox? What country is bordered only by Russia and China? What French phrase, literally meaning “bottom of the bag” refers to a short, dead-end street? Cyrano de Bergerac was in love with who? In the end, I didn’t answer 35 questions correctly. It’s much more difficult than watching it on TV. That was December of 1999. One year later, I took the same trip to L.A. and failed all over again while trying out for Rock & Roll Jeopardy! I knew which band John Entwistle joined in 1962, a question many sitting next to me didn’t know at all, but I couldn’t answer a damn thing about Oasis. Once again, I came home rejected and forlorn. Ken Jennings commands a staggering amount of knowledge, but, fortunately or unfortunately, by the time he came onto the scene in 2004, I had a newspaper job and a different life. I could write about laundromats, gas stations or the blighted wastelands of my hometown—a much more trivial pursuit.


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S IT REALLY a joke if no one’s laughing? One would think a professional comedian, especially one who is often mentioned in the same sentence as Lucille Ball and Mary Tyler Moore, would have a ready answer to such a question. But at some point in the middle of the night after the three-day Memorial Day weekend, Roseanne Barr’s comic instincts—honed over three decades at the top of her field—failed her spectacularly. For reasons that still mystify her fans and her critics alike, Barr tweeted a “joke” that compared a prominent African-American woman to an ape ... in 2018. By the next morning, she had apologized, but the news cycle was already madly churning. An hour and a half after Barr’s apology, AfricanAmerican comedian Wanda Sykes,

who was a consulting producer on ABC’s successful Roseanne reboot, announced she was quitting. Soon after that, Roseanne co-star Sara Gilbert condemned Barr’s joke. By midafternoon, barely 11 hours after the original tweet, ABC announced it was cancelling the highest-rated and most-watched series on broadcast television this year. Before nightfall, Barr’s talent agency had dropped her as a client, and by the next morning, the president of the United States had weighed in on the controversy, also on Twitter, bizarrely suggesting that he was somehow owed an apology. After Barr insinuated that Ambien might have had something to do with her joke, the makers of the sleep aid deadpanned that “racism is not a known side effect” of any of their drugs. In the following days, other jokes turned into mini eruptions of passing controversy. Samantha Bee’s c-bomb at Ivanka Trump backfired. Conan O’Brien caught heat for comments about Melania Trump. All, including Bill Maher’s years-old and oftrepeated cracks comparing Donald Trump to an ape, were packaged (and avidly consumed) as breaking news.

Walter Cronkite and the Ghosts of Journalism Past would likely be bewildered at the Roseanne Barr grease fire, but none of it surprises Ken Jennings. Jennings is the affable podcaster and author who first came to mainstream attention for his recordbreaking run as a Jeopardy! contestant back in 2004. His new book, Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture (Scribner), anticipates nearly every turn in the Roseanne saga, from the absurdity that a sitcom— once thought of as one of the most disposable and frivolous of cultural artifacts—has assumed such political importance, to social media’s power to amplify bad jokes that otherwise might have not survived outside the womb, to corporate America adopting snarky humor as a publicrelations strategy. Planet Funny makes a case that is more specific (and more ambivalent) than the decades-old complaint that “entertainment values” are ruining the news media. In the new book, Jennings illustrates not only how comedy has evolved from a straightforward mode of mass

entertainment into a bewildering web of associations and references, but also how the voice of derisive outsider humor has become integral to a worldview that fuels toxic cynicism in public life. I interviewed Jennings before the Roseanne tweet, but after a similarly loud kerfuffle, comedian Michelle Wolf ’s controversial set at the White House Correspondents Dinner. “I think it’s a great example of how we’re policing jokes now more than ever,” he says of the Wolf story, “because pretty much across the ideological spectrum, we’ve realized their power. We’re no longer willing to give joke-tellers these little carveouts for being a wise truth-teller, because everyone now has a platform for that on social media.”

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A new book, ‘Planet Funny,’ finds that when everything’s a joke, the consequences can be serious BY WALLACE BAINE or ’70s seem leaden and obvious compared with the pure speed and dexterity of such shows as 30 Rock or Community. Comedy has colored everything from literature to advertising to political stump speeches. “We’ve all kind of internalized the voice of comedy,” says Jennings—who appears at Kepler’s in Menlo Park June 12. “We understand this new snarky layer that overlays everything in our culture. But we still are not all equipped with how jokes actually function. And now, it’s very important to be good at understanding the mechanics of jokes.” That snarky voice has its roots in magazine culture, namely, Mad, National Lampoon and especially Spy in the 1980s. It took hold in counterculture stand-up and skit comedy from George Carlin to Saturday Night Live. But, as Jennings points out, the engine that turbo-charged snide comedy into the mainstream was Twitter. Comedy fans from the boomer and Gen-X generations can still remember the scarcity model of edgy stand-up and skit comedy—there were comedy albums, bits on The Tonight Show and a few other places on network TV,

and the occasional, often inaccessible HBO special. Cable, then the internet, destroyed that model—but Twitter turned it on its head, creating battalions of amateur quipsters of varying quality. Suddenly, comedy was crowd-sourced and flash-mobbed. “There’s this engine now that generates jokes and joke-tellers, where you can see a hundred jokes a minute,” Jennings says. “As a kid, I’d watch sitcoms and there’d be three or four good jokes and I’d wonder, ‘How did they do that?’ It just seemed like a magic trick to me. Now, when you see hundreds and hundreds of jokes every day, you start to see the rules, the mechanisms. Here’s the new meme where you can put a different caption on it. It’s like

training wheels for your mind.” For comedy nerds, such a state sounds like nirvana. As amateur online comedy has metastasized on Twitter, Reddit and other sites, professional comedy has had to step up its game. Early on in Planet Funny, Jennings includes a hand-

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I FEEL FINE Internet memes—like this one of a dog casually sitting in a room engulfed in flames—are often used to make cheeky political points. However, the use of comedy in political discourse has diminished the quality and efficacy of that discourse. Kinda ironic, isn’t it? drawn map of dozens of connected comedy sources from Aristophanes and Moliere to Doonesbury and Colbert. The comedy world today is a series of neighborhoods, many of them comforting and familiar, others bizarre and perplexing. Fans of New Yorker cartoons and Weird Al Yankovic may be utterly at sea with South Park or Judd Apatow, and vice versa. “It’s just too big a world now,” Jennings says. “You cannot follow all the good comedy that’s out there. You can’t really follow all the great comedy that’s out there. There’s a kind of one-upmanship going on. The comic tone keeps getting more rarefied and specialized and stranger, to keep that insider appeal. But also because novelty is so important to a joke.”

Post Postman But just as eating dessert all the time instead of nutritious meals can lead to diabetes, too much snide comedy can create a toxic culture. The Jennings book is an echo of

another groundbreaking book from 1985 by social critic Neil Postman. Amusing Ourselves to Death was a jeremiad against the dumbing down of contemporary culture and an assertion that the dystopia threatening modern America was not Orwell’s 1984, but instead Huxley’s Brave New World, where citizens would willingly give up freedoms in exchange for pleasures and distracting entertainment. “He, of course, presciently wrote in the early ’80s, before the internet started to make his worst predictions come true,” Jennings, 44, says of Postman. “I’m more conflicted than he was. I love comedy. It’s a huge part of my identity, from the moment I was the class clown in school. I’m very reluctant to grapple with the idea that it might not be good for us.” Planet Funny traces the development of what Jennings calls “the voice,” that is the specific tone that characterizes modern American satirical humor. The voice may have had its pioneers—Chevy Chase on SNL’s Weekend Update, John Candy on Second City, Steve Martin in his “Wild and Crazy Guy” days. But


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Blurred Lines A generation ago most Americans instinctively understood the bright line that separated comedy from noncomedy. There were subjects you could joke about, and those you couldn’t. Today those lines are being redrawn. The tolerance for humor based on race, religion, gender or sexual preference has all but evaporated (Roseanne Barr notwithstanding). At the same time, humor has elbowed its way into places that no one could have imagined it would go. A compelling example is the 2015 film The Big Short, which snagged a best picture Oscar nomination. To tackle the immensely convoluted issue of financial chicanery that lead to the catastrophic collapse of the housing market in 2007-08, Hollywood turned to director Adam McKay, a guy who began his career in SNL’s writers room and went on to create Anchorman, Step Brothers and other funny but ridiculous Will Ferrell vehicles. The serious, longform journalism of Michael Lewis’ book wasn’t enough to penetrate the public’s indifference and confusion about an event that almost destroyed the American economy. So they brought in the mind behind Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. “I was thinking of (The Big Short) in relation to Dr. Strangelove,” Jennings says in reference to Stanley Kubrick’s landmark 1964 satire. “Dr. Strangelove today still feels very transgressive and pointed. What daring it showed taking on the nuclear age the way it did. But it’s just not the same as a heartfelt plea for disarmament. It almost feels like a prank. It’s an act of mischief to

make that movie more than an act of principle. I love that through The Big Short, people will learn about the lessons of the housing bubble. But I hope that’s not the only way people experience it. Because pitch-black comedy can’t be our only response to the ills of the world. There’s a lot of those ills that need sincere, earnest responses and hard work, not just a provocative media take.” In the realm of Washington politics, Jennings’ book does not talk too much about the wild and unlikely rise of Al Franken, the second-string SNL alum who rose to the U.S. Senate, a phenomenon unthinkable a generation ago back when Franken was playing Stuart Smalley in cringeworthy SNL skits. Maybe that’s because once elected to the Senate, Franken put his sense of humor into a blind trust and morphed into the kind of earnest public servant we expect to see on Capitol Hill. Of course, that was not the case for the even more wild and unlikely rise of the man who now sits in the Oval Office. Maybe the most controversial part of Planet Funny is Jennings’ assertion that this new satirical culture is largely responsible for the election of Donald Trump, who has thus far carried his pre-presidential “act” into the White House. What liberals hear as lies and outrages, he says, Trump supporters often hear as edgy satire. “I really do think that’s what people were thinking coming out of those (Trump campaign) rallies: ‘Look at this guy. He’s such a straight shooter. He’s finally saying what we’re all thinking,’ which is kinda the same thing all those frat boys were saying coming out of Dane Cook shows. It’s not that different. I’m really afraid that Franken really was the rule before Trump, and now the unspoken thing is just to be as over-the-top as you can. Make them roar in the aisles. That’s the path to power.”

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its jump into the news business, says Jennings, may have come by way of Spy magazine, the inspirational forebear of both The Onion and The Daily Show. “They were onto Trump before anyone else,” Jennings says of the snarky, gossipy magazine that published between 1986 and 1998. “They wrote about Cosby and Schwarzenegger being awful when everyone else was giving them honorary degrees and awards for being great family men. They were very ahead of their time. They were like the Velvet Underground. They only lasted a few years, but every kid that read it figured out how to do ‘the voice.’”


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HEN I ASKED comedy guru George Meyer about the new joke saturation, he remembered something a professor once told him: “Throughout history, man has screwed up good things by concentrating them.” When people were drinking beer, that didn’t lead to a lot of problems, but once we figured out how to distill beer into liquor, drinking alcohol became a harsher experience. Incan coca tea begat powdered cocaine, which begat freebasing. We bred stronger and stronger strains of marijuana until eventually people just started inhaling dabs of pure THC. “At some point,” Meyer observed, “you’re on the catastrophic side of the hill.”

The comparison between drugs and laughs isn’t just hypothetical. Movie directors today can use digital editing and recorded test screenings to precisely shape comedy for audiences. They’re timing jokes down to the exact twenty-fourth of a second to maximally jolt the brain, the way Chuck Jones used to do in animation. Comedy, in other words, isn’t just a minor relaxant now. We’ve engineered it into a designer drug: ever faster, smarter, stranger, crueler, more ironic. We may be pushing the envelope of just how refined it can get. It’s not a coincidence that our bizarre and rarefied comic sensibility, so “advanced” that much of it isn’t even recognizable as jokes to those not in the know, developed in a time of new abundance. Our sense of humor has evolved—or mutated, given the pace of change—to suit the fact that comedy is now the dominant voice of our culture. When taste and technology allow you to hear hundreds of jokes a day, novelty becomes more important, and that’s


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We’ve engineered comedy like a designer drug. It’s faster, smarter, stranger, crueler, more ironic. In the end, the twenty-first-century ubiquity of jokes and the escalation of everything about those jokes aren’t two different things. They’re the same savage more-ness. They’re driven by the same insatiable appetite. The stakes are higher now that comedy has been weaponized by its newest establishment practitioners: corporations, political parties, governments. Billions of dollars and the shape of the future are now at stake when organizations crack jokes. It’s easy to imagine a world where the co-opting of jokes by the Man defanged them, reduced them for the lowest common denominator to an inoffensive mush. But in our world, with powerful voices deploying jokes on all sides, it started an arms race. No

one’s going to remember the slightly silly ad when there’s a very silly one coming up right behind it. No one’s going to laugh at the prepared zingers of an affable political candidate when there’s an unpredictable force of sheer id on the debate stage. And as long as these jokes are told with a sufficiently ironic wink, the agendas behind them are harder to criticize. Not everyone crafting and telling these jokes is a gifted comedian, of course, but that’s almost beside the point. There’s so much comedy in our culture now that everyone’s internalized its tone and tropes. Anyone can sound like they’re being funny, whether they’ve genuinely made a real joke or not. We’ve caught on to the influence of jokes enough to police them more carefully in ourselves. We indulge in long debates over what targets are appropriate for jokes, and which jokes are on the right side of the issue. But as carefully as we’re now monitoring the ethics of comedy, we haven’t really turned that same careful eye on the most powerful joke-tellers. No one is asking if presidential debates should be funny, if the CIA should be funny, if a huge demographic should be getting most of its news from comedy shows. It all changed so gradually we didn’t really notice it. Are powerful organizations getting quippier today because we are, or are we getting quippier because of them?

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SHISHI The dueling shishito peppers—blistered and deep fried—are a definite highlight of The Post’s menu, but they aren’t the best in the valley.

Posting Up Los Altos eatery The Post aims to elevate bar bites—with some success BY JEFFREY EDALATPOUR

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HE MOTTO EMBLAZONED across The Post’s refurbished entrance reads: “Comfort Food You Can Feel Good About.” Victoria Breslin can feel good about her redesign of the former First & Main Sports Lounge; the former employee took over the lease when that venerable venue closed in early 2017.

The construction crew she hired gutted the place, a holdout from the grungy 20th century, and made the redesign worthy of an HGTV curtain

reveal. In its new incarnation, Breslin has accomplished a total aesthetic and philosophical departure from its past as a locals-only dive bar. What surfaced from the dust and rubble is an attempt to update the concept of a sports bar by opening up the interior to the community at large, with welcoming white-tiled walls, large panes of glass and natural light streaming in from the windows. The new name is a nod to the history of the Copeland Building it’s housed in. Built in 1911, the Copeland is one of the oldest structures in Los Altos and was once home to the post office. Breslin found old photographs of

the building in the Los Altos History Museum and has hung a few framed copies of those bygone days. But the modern decorative touches—like one giant canvas that’s been partially painted with a halting and demented Christmas-green brushstroke— effectively swallow up those visual references to the past. On the outside, The Post appears to be less interested in looking backward, but the menu doesn’t exactly position itself as a culinary vanguard of the future. The ingredients are locally sourced and organic whenever possible. And the chef has refined the concept of bar food, a type of cuisine that can be elevated without changing its primary function: to aid the consumption of alcohol. However, the results are mixed when it comes to the creation of dishes that move beyond fulfilling that essential requirement. Dueling shishito peppers ($10) are either blistered or deep-fried in a tempura batter. Both versions were addictive despite the omission of a massive lemon wedge and the taste of salt. The blistered shishitos

at Olla Cocina in San Jose, though, are still the ones to beat. The Post’s mushroom tacos ($16), which can come with chicken instead, are very good, if not better than the ones served by most taco trucks. The green side salad was underdressed; for $16, diners deserve a third taco instead of an out-of-place, lackluster bed of greens. Having already tried an Impossible Burger elsewhere, a decision was made in favor of the Chicken Parmesan Meatball Sub ($16). Bland and frankly subpar, every ingredient in the sandwich was flavorless. Four unseasoned meatballs were disproportionately small on an enormous boat of a French roll. They looked like they’d been stranded on a beach of messy tomato sauce (possibly canned?) and trapped in a sticky puddle of provolone. It’s the kind of dish that needs love and attention paid to every detail for its ingredients to marry well. Tasteless tater tots accompanied the sub. They were unconvincing as actual potatoes, and more convincing as having been recently thawed from a freezer bag. Ideally, a Cobb Salad ($17) should be grand and unctuous in order to fool you into thinking that you’re not having a salad. Give us blue cheese dressing for tang (not just in crumbles) and mix up the staid ingredients with radishes, celery or cucumber. Add croutons for texture. But The Post’s version isn’t adventurous and doesn’t make it new. It was dry and dutiful, an unfortunate attempt to offer something dietary. That diet can easily be upended by the gelato (one scoop at $5, two for $7 or three for $9) or the Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich ($9). The portions were more than generous, but did they match the splendor of the gelato just down the street at Morsey’s Farmhouse? Not by two shakes of a water buffalo's tail.

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AI BO STRIPS the human figure of its individuality in his solo exhibit “The Southern Series” (now at Pace Gallery) without destroying the narratives in these black and white photographs. Faces are turned away from or oblivious to the camera, darkened by shadows or otherwise obstructed from view. Bo assigns each work in the series a number rather than a name, a system that encourages an unregulated response from the viewer.

“No. 55” features three pillared shrines receding at a perpendicular angle to the grayed-out horizon line. In front of them, a woman stands in the foreground, just off center. She casts an Orphic gaze into the distance, finding nobody behind her in that dusky world. Mirroring her stance is “No. 50.” Atop a hillside, a lone man stares at the setting sun. When paired, the two bodies stand back to back like Orpheus and Eurydice, permanently lost to each other. The atmosphere, the air they’re breathing in, looks like it’s been polluted. Both figures appear to be contaminated by a combination of factory smoke and grief. “The Southern Series”, completed

in 2015, is Bo’s response to “The Northern” (2012), a series of photos the artist took in Northern China. In his artist’s statement, Bo distinguishes between the two regions: “The north in China is material, and the south is spiritual.” He represents the spirit of these often unidentifiable southern regions as a monochromatic landscape veiled in fog, smog, rain, sleet or ash. Online and in print, the images look fuzzy or on the verge of blurring inside all of this miserable weather. In person, they’re clear and precise to begin with. But instead of attaining maximum clarity by printing out a glossy end product, Bo develops or adjusts the pictures the way a painter does, in order to create the illusion of depth. The photographs look like they’ve been smoothed over with a varnish made of charcoal dust or pencil lead. He pays homage to an infinite number of grays, revering the complexity of its tonal range. That color’s subtlety—or the way it absents color—isn’t appreciable in digital reproductions. The various shades are flattened down to a false monotone. This is especially true in the case of

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large-scale images of urban buildings like “No. 12” (150 by 300 cm). The camera is up at roof level or higher, taking in the upper stories of nearby apartments and the multiple levels of others in the distance. Even though the frame itself is still, the photograph suggests the photographer’s eyes in motion, panning across this vista. Pigeons float above and descend upon one rooftop that’s closer to the viewer. What you can’t see in print or online reproductions that you can see in the gallery are water-stained walls that mark the buildings like scars or contusions. Bo teases out these imperfections with his lens in the same way that an etcher does in printmaking. Amid this collection of dilapidation and ruin, human or otherwise, “No. 18” is a startling detour at the back of the gallery. Dressed in winter coats, a group of nearly two dozen people huddle together on a stone-paved street. An enormous wall stretches up behind them until it leaves the frame. The towering landmark is the city wall of Jingzhou. When he first visited there, Bo saw a few blind people telling fortunes under the city’s wall. Without this information to decode the image, you can infer from their rigid postures that these men and women are performing some kind of arcane ritual. Not a single face looks outside of the circle. Whatever that fortune teller has to say compels the audience to stand stock-still. Although their faces are hidden, and their coats make them indistinguishable from one another, it’s the only photograph that displays human energies bristling with something besides detachment or lethargy. Commenting on his practice, Bo writes, “I like images that are between reality and fantasy. Pictures where people appear like occasional ghosts.” Most of us, while attuned to modernity, ignore those hazy dimensions where the spirit resides. Bo acknowledges the existence of a ghost world. He translates the sepulchral into visible rays of grayness and a modicum amount of light.


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STANFORD LAPTOP ORCHESTRA

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JERSEY BOYS

SLEEP

Wed, 7:30pm, $43+ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

Thu, 7pm, $35+ The Warfield, San Francisco

This jukebox musical classic has been winning over audiences for more than a decade. Jersey Boys tells the tale of Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi—four blue-collar kids from Jersey who found great success with their pop vocal group, The Four Seasons—rising up from their working-class roots with hits like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and selling 175 million records in the process. The production has claimed a Tony, a Grammy and an Oliver award for best musical. The Broadway San Jose show runs through June 10. (WR)

Within the world of heavy metal there is a magic word. Once it’s heard, it is impossible to go back. It is a single word capable of changing reality entirely, twisting the once-familiar into something mystic, epiphanic, otherworldly. That word is Dopesmoker. The third album by San Jose stoner metal trio Sleep, Dopesmoker is arguably the most ambitious metal album of all time. Now, 20 years after their initial split, Sleep have returned with a new, critically acclaimed album, The Sciences— and a world tour, which swings through the Bay Area this week. Don’t sleep on it. (MH)

THE EMPIRE STRIPS BACK

SOLOMON GEORGIO

Thu, 8pm, $50+ California Theatre, San Jose

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

Coming to the States from a galaxy Down Under, The Empire Strips Back is poised to touch down in San Jose this week with a show that embraces the naughty side of The Force. The brainchild of Russall S. Beattie—the Australian oddball also responsible for burlesque takes on The Wizard of Oz and Game of Thrones—this show will feature choreographed dances, stripteases, sexy droids and pyrotechnics. Audiences can expect to see Princess Leia in slave bikini, natch. But the Empire’s talented performers will also take on Chewbacca, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. The tour wraps up in San Francisco on Saturday. (KL)

Standup comic Solomon Georgio hasn’t always had an easy time fitting in. Openly gay, with an Old Testament first name and an Italian last name, he scans as African American but might be more properly classified as a North African refugee. Fortunately for our funny bones, he’s got a knack for turning his personal alienation into potent humor. He’s been featured on Conan, Comedy Central, and written for shows, including SpongeBob SquarePants and Adam Ruins Everything. His sets often include personal anecdotes about growing up uncomfortable in his own skin, with punchlines that encourage inward reflection even as they elicit outward laughs. (KL)

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BROOKS WHEELAN Fri, 7:30 pm, $20 San Jose Improv, San Jose Some may remember Brooks Wheelan primarily for his super short stint on Saturday Night Live. But he’s been a pretty good sport about getting let go from one of the biggest gigs in comedy. He’s even incorporated his termination into his standup routine, following the example of other SNL alums dismissed before their time, like Norm MacDonald. He continues to tour and has booked plenty of gigs since leaving the show after the 2013-14 season. He’s acted in HBO’s Girls, and his 2015 comedy album, This is Cool, Right?, reached No. 1 on iTunes. He performs at The Improv through Sunday. (DI)


* concerts Jun 14 at SAP Center

THE ROOTS

THE EMPIRE STRIPS BACK

Jun 17 at Mountain Winery

VIOLENT FEMMES

Jun 21 at Mountain Winery

VANS WARPED TOUR

Jun 23 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

PRETENDERS

Jun 24 at Mountain Winery

POST MALONE & 21 SAVAGE

Jun 24 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

CHRIS ISAAK

Jul 2 at Mountain Winery

DEAD & COMPANY

Jul 2-3 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

HARRY STYLES & KACEY MUSGRAVES Jul 11 at SAP Center

JACKSON BROWNE

Jul 31 at City National Civic

SJ JAZZ SUMMER FEST

Aug 10-12 at Plaza de Cesar Chavez

PANIC! AT THE DISCO

Aug 14 at SAP Center

ALICE COOPER

BRIAN REGAN

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TIM KERR

SLORK@10

CHRISTIE LENEÉ

Fri, 8pm, $39.50+ The Mountain Winery, Saratoga

Sat, 7pm, Free Seeing Things Gallery, San Jose

Sat, 7:30pm, Free Bing Concert Hall, Stanford

Sun, 7pm, $20 Club Fox, Redwood City

As a 30-year veteran of the standup circuit, Brian Regan as paid his dues… and lodged plenty of absurdist complaints along the way—like, if they could put a man on the moon, why can’t they make a telephone cord that won’t bunch up? Known for his wry sarcasm and hilariously hare-brained solutions to real-world problems, Regan has found success by staying away from politics and hitting the road; he regularly hits 100 dates in a single year. Regan recently taped his first Netflix special, Brian Regan: Nunchucks and Flamethrowers and has inked a deal for a second taping with the streaming network. (WR)

Austin-based painter and photographer Tim Kerr is a true renaissance man. In addition to his work as a visual artist, Kerr has been a member of many bands that helped push the DIY creative movement to the forefront of the counterculture. He’s created original art for albums, show posters and skateboard decks. He comes to Seeing Things Gallery with a new show titled “Cameras, Photographers, Skaters, Surfers and…” Come meet the artist and check out some of his new work. (NV)

For 10 years now, the Stanford Laptop Orchestra—aka SLOrk— has been reimagining orchestral music. Instead of playing strings, woodwinds and brass, the ensemble builds its arrangements with laptops and new computergenerated instruments. In celebration of a decade of composing on computers, SLOrk is holding a concert. Directed by Ge Wang, an associate professor of music at Stanford, and featuring co-direction by Matt Wright, Christopher Jette and Trijeet Mukhopadhyay. There will be a pre-show talk with SLOrk’s Wang at 6:45pm, followed by doors at 7pm. (DI)

Last year’s International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, Christie Lenée, brings her impressive fret-tapping and fingerpicking techniques to Redwood City this weekend. The Florida-born guitarist is comfortable wearing a multitude of hats when performing live— slapping the body of her guitar to create rhythm, while also strumming chords, tapping out lead melodies and singing. Renée’s pieces have taken center stage at the NAMM Show in Anaheim and Nashville, and she’s shared the stage with other guitar virtuosos, including Tim Reynolds, lead guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band. Funky “freehand” guitarist Jimmy Leslie joins Lenée at this Club Fox performance. (WR)

Aug 14 at City National Civic

DAVID BYRNE

Aug 18 at City National Civic

SLAYER

Aug 26 at SAP Center

SONIDO CLASH MUSIC FEST

Sep 2 at Mexican Heritage Plaza

FOO FIGHTERS

Sep 12 at SAP Center

RINGO STARR

Sep 28 at City National Civic

PARQUET COURTS

Sep 28 at The Ritz

FALL OUT BOY

Sep 30 at SAP Center

CHILDISH GAMBINO Oct 2 at SAP Center

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A Shadow in ‘The Valley’ HIGH-TECH CEO Neal Kumar (Alyy Khan) is unveiling a new program called Augur, that augurs (predicts) the future behavior of people based on their past. Forearmed with such technology, he can’t foresee the ruin of his family, a disaster than will leave him where the film begins: alone on a seaside cliff with a pistol. The Valley, by local director Saila Kariat, shares the concerns of Atom Egoyan’s great The Sweet Hereafter: Its center is the case of a methodical man who, despite his plans, is unable to heal the irreparable breach in his family. Neal’s daughter Maya (Agneeta Thacker) plunged to her death from a dorm window, and this tragedy forced the exec to distract his blinkered gaze from the company that made him wealthy. This distraction has consequences. Neal is only middle-aged, but in his industry, that counts as old. The father tries to hunt down the cause of his daughter’s misery and finds only inconclusive clues. Maya was an underachiever, unlike her more accomplished older sister Monica (Salma Khan); her grades The Valley were slipping, and she had a brush with drunken partiers that might have led to something worse after she passed R; 93 Mins. out. Finally, she was more drawn to literature than tech. As the daughter of a first-generation immigrant, this taste for Jun 11-12 fiction would be hard to forgive. Aquarius, Palo Alto The seriously meta-title is deserved, and that’s not just because of the extensive locations from San Jose’s Japantown to SJSU, where Kariat studied film. (The Valley played at Cinequest 2017). Like Mira Nair’s The Namesake and Around the Bay by Alejandro Adams, The Valley gets at the angst of high tech with an almost burning acuteness, with the constant work and the price of it as alienation at home. Sometimes Kariat nails this grimness, as at a cheerless Christmas party at the Kumars’ place in Atherton. Sometimes Kariat spells it out too clearly, as in a dining scene at Saratoga’s The Plumed Horse, where the conversation between husband and wife becomes so obvious that, unlike the rest of the movie, there’s nothing to guess at. Most frequently she directs with sensitivity. And Kariat has a fine team of international actors, from Suchitra Pillai as Neal’s neglected wife, Roopa, to longtime Western movie actor Barry Corbin as an executive who warns Neal that he’s losing ground at the company. In The Valley, Kariat demonstrates that the cost of success can be just as high as the price of failure.—Richard von Busack


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taught patience, kindness and respect to generations of children.

Beautiful Day Touching documentary highlights the life and work of Mr. Fred Rogers BY RICHARD VON BUSACK

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EFORE HE BECAME the host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred Rogers was the last face many an enemy of America saw. His expertise in hand to hand combat sent scores of Nazis to Valhalla. Behind the calm facade, there was a battle-scarred commando wracked by flashbacks. Once, Rogers attacked Henrietta Pussycat while roaring, “Why won’t you die, Kraut?”

As Morgan Neville’s Won’t You Be My Neighbor? demonstrates, the

above paragraph is a gratuitous lie, justifiable only because it is something people want to believe. Proof: five million hits on Google for the search string “Mr. Rogers Navy SEAL.” Years after his death in 2003, we still can’t believe Rogers was really that big a marshmallow. If Rogers never saw combat, he demonstrated a different bravery, putting himself out there as the one adult in the world who would never belittle a kid. His success defied the the belief, as an interviewee puts it, that “there isn’t room for a nice person on TV.” Neville (50 Feet From Stardom) uses borrowed music from Michael Nyman’s soundtrack to the

unneighborly movie The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover to put the viewer into a somber mood. It gets more poignant than a Lassie movie. There was the time Rogers brought out that tragic, worn Daniel S. Tiger hand puppet after RFK’s last night at the Ambassador Hotel, 50 years ago this week. The worried tigerlet asked pretty Lady Aberlin (Betty Aberlin) the meaning of the word “assassination.” And it gets sadder. Rogers used silence and negative space to sooth children, once going mute on the air for 60 seconds to show a child how long a minute was. In between the thousands of hours of cozy time spent with the puppets and the goldfish, his guests were everything from a child with spina bifida to a boy whose cat was killed by a car. Neville suggests that poor Daniel is a part of Rogers—with animation of the fearful tiger alone, as the host describes his solitary childhood. What little is said of Fred Rogers’ own youth is that he was sick a lot, scorned as “Fat Freddy.” Home movies show a kid, well dressed and plump, who would be a bully’s

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HI, NEIGHBOR Over the course of his career, Fred Rogers—better known as ‘Mr. Rogers’—

dream. It was Rogers’ pride that he got his weight down to 143 lbs, where it stayed for decades. Underwater footage of the muscular Rogers swimming his daily mile at the Pittsburgh Athletic Club is as unnerving as Sexy Flanders skiing on The Simpsons. On the set he was as much in charge as King Friday XIII; significantly, Rogers introduced the puppet on the air as “one of the few remaining benevolent despots.” The kindest people have the guiltiest consciences. We hear evidence of Rogers’ night thoughts about his own salvation, and the continuing toughness of what he was trying to do in letters to his wife. (“After all these years, it’s just as bad as ever.”) A lifelong Republican, Rogers had enough belief in the importance of educational television that he won over a senate hearing trying to defund PBS. (Expect these scenes to be essential to the Tom Hanks biopic, coming soon.) Particularly valuable input comes from a dashiki-wearing Francois Clemens, who played the neighborhood’s policeman. On camera, Rogers shared a footbath with Clemens at a time when black people were being evicted from white swimming pools. Through Clemens we can see the limits of Rogers’ tolerance: Francois was warned to stay out of gay bars while he was on the show. Perhaps we can take this man’s word that the only thing in Rogers’ closet was his sweaters. Rogers’ almost ominous sincerity was a subject for numerous parodies. As a Presbyterian preacher, Rogers approached the long-running task of beguiling preschoolers as his ministry. In his televised farewell, shortly after 9/11, Rogers cited the importance of trying to be the “tikkun olam,” the Jewish phrase for people trying to heal the world. Today’s viewers will feel chastened watching this, having forgot the importance of civility during a furious and divisive age. Neville makes this an inspiring study of the friend of millions of children, perhaps insufficiently appreciated in his time


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INTERGENERATIONAL The Dirty Dozen Brass band comprises septuagenarians and 20-somethings.

Dirty Forty For 40 years, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band has remained fresh, innovative BY WALLACE BAINE

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IRK JOSEPH IS easy to spot on stage with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. He’s the guy under the biggest horn, the one you probably think is a tuba. In fact, Joseph is one of the jazz world’s most accomplished sousaphone players. The difference isn’t really the sound—that’s pretty much identical—but the instrument’s form. The tuba is the big brass instrument that is usually played in concert settings, from a seated position. But the sousaphone wraps itself around the player’s shoulders like a mighty

python. It’s a tuba designed for marching, named after the legendary bandleader John Philip Sousa. Just last year, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band—playing June 12 at The Ritz in San Jose—celebrated its 40th anniversary as one of the world’s greatest ambassadors of the New Orleans brass band tradition, and the sousaphone has been a central part of that long history from the beginning. Joseph is known for turning the sousaphone into a tool for funky basslines. It’s one of the most distinctive sounds in New Orleans jazz. Joseph was just 13 in the mid1970s when he was swept up in the maelstrom of the New Orleans sound.

“I was at home looking at cartoons on a Saturday when I got a call,” he remembers. “So, in no time, I was out the door, thinking to myself, well, here we go.” The call was to enlist young Kirk into a grand Crescent City institution: the brass band tradition. He was no stranger to the tradition: His father was the great jazz trombonist Waldren “Frog” Joseph, whose career playing music in New Orleans dated back to the Great Depression. Little did Kirk know that just a few years later, at the age of 16, he would jump to another band that would eventually define his career and his musical life. That band would later become the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. But in the late ’70s, the brass band sound—famed for giving New Orleans funerals and parades their signature style—was showing its age. Disco, rock and funk were all the rage, and New Orleans jazz seemed to be only old folks’ favorite. So, the DDBB had one clear path to survival: to innovate and modernize the brass-band sound.

“We all looked up to the New Orleans tradition,” Joseph says. “But there just wasn’t enough work for that kind of sound, so we had to do something different.” That “something different” was the infusion of more contemporary sounds and rhythms into brass band instrumentation. The band embraced bebop, flirted with soul, reinvented R&B and welcomed funk. In their four decades performing around the world, the DDBB has explored the musical universe while remaining true to its tradition. They have given a fresh gloss to perhaps the most famous New Orleans song, “When the Saints Go Marching In” by including it on their 2012 album Twenty Dozen, and the band has recorded such moving religious material as “Amazing Grace.” At the same time, DDBB has put its stamp on covers of everything from Charlie Parker to Michael Jackson. The band’s collaborations with such notables as David Bowie, Modest Mouse and Widespread Panic have taken it pretty far afield. Its response to the ruinous Hurricane Katrina was to record an interpretation of Marvin Gaye’s landmark album “What’s Going On.” All of it raised a lot of eyebrows back home. “Sometimes people just want to keep things as they are,” Joseph says, “because they’re afraid of becoming obsolete. And we got a lot of that (backlash) from some of the traditionalists. But when my father gave me the OK and told me what we were doing was cool, that was all I needed to hear. All he said was, just play it with distinction.” With the band’s 40th anniversary celebrations behind them, the seven members of the Dirty Dozen are ready to move in new directions. The oldest band member is north of 75, the youngest in his 20s. “Back in the beginning, I was the youngest,” laughs Joseph, 57. “Now it’s a real challenge to keep this thing going strong. But we’re all focused. There’s just too many things we need to do before we get out of here.”

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6PM WED 6/07 • AJ LEE & BLUE SUMMIT @ SAM’S BAR-B-QUE

all ages welcome Wax Wednesday: All Vinyl DJ Night 9 PM THE CHANGING SAME ANALOG EDITION

Downbeat 8:30pm ( unless noted ) THU 7 FRI 8 SAT 9 SUN 10 THU 14 FRI 15

Feveband Atta Kid Andrew Speight Residency The Eulipions Jazz Jam 7pm Smith Dobson Quartet Rodney Ruckus Quintet

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When I was 9 years old, I got pretty good at ventriloquism. Impressive for a 9-year-old. Then I stopped. I am still as good as a mediocre pre-teen ventriloquist. Ask me next time you see me and I’ll impress your kids and anyone who’s inebriated. BUT what if I had kept practicing? That’s AJ Lee & Blue Summit, only AJ is a singer who must’ve started singing at around 3 months old—she’s got a truly lovely voice—and she seems to play every plucking instrument she gets her hands on. This band makes some very good bluegrass and folk. Their harmonies are worth the price of admission (which is probably free to cheap.) Go hear them live because they are great at it. And not my version of 9-year-old great. 1110 S Bascom Ave, San Jose

8PM WED 6/07 • DRAW YOUR WEAPONS @ FIVE POINTS I just heard about this! It’s a fantastic idea: Two artists from the San Jose nonprofit Local Color go head to head creating artworks based off of one display. This month’s featured Local Color artists are Laura Amador and Manuel Villagren. 169 W Santa Clara St, San Jose

11AM TUE 6/12 • AGHA’S GYROS EXPRESS @ A PARKING LOT OK, so this isn’t an event or a show or an exhibit. It’s food from a cart—better yet, it’s fantastic food from nice people in a cart. My fave: Their chicken over rice is quite tasty. It’s good lunch if you are downtown on a Tuesday. That’s all. Corner of San Carlos and Second streets, San Jose

7PM TUE 6/12 • WELL-RED OPEN MIC @ WORKS/SAN JOSE A one-two-poet-punch with spoken word artists extra-extraordinaire ASHA and Jason Santiago LaCour. Well-RED is known for booking two writers who CAN complement each other, but this is a brilliant pairing. For me, this is akin to having two desserts for dinner. It offers San Jose a doubleshot of revolutionary performance poetry that floats along intersectional tributaries of power, politics and possibility. 365 Market St, San Jose

WED 6/6

STAGE: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

FREE YOGA WITH ALEJANDRO

7:30pm, plus var. times through 7/8/18 San Jose Stage Company 490 S First St, San Jose

12pm: St. James Park N Second St & St. James St, San Jose

STAGE: “FINKS” Jack Gilford’s story of the Red Scare and romance. 8pm: Mountain View CPA 500 Castro St, Mountain View

AMERICANA: AJ LEE & BLUE SUMMIT

8pm: Continental Bar and Lounge 347 S First St, San Jose

MARIACHI ACADEMY OF MUSIC

STAGE: LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL

Eastridge Art Wednesdays 6:30: Eastridge Center 2200 Eastridge Loop, San Jose

8pm, plus var. times through 6/9/18 Santa Clara University’s Mayer Theatre

6:30pm: Art Boutiki Music Hall 44 Race St, San Jose

JAZZ VOCALIST: AMY DABALOS Wednesday Night Live 7:30pm: SP2 Communal Bar + Restaurant 72 N Almaden Ave, San Jose

Hosted by Universal Grammar and Cutso 9pm: Cafe Stritch 374 S First St, San Jose

CARAVAN LOUNGE COMEDY SHOW Hosted by Mr. Ato Walker 9pm: 98 Almaden Ave, San Jose

JAZZ & LATIN: KAFE MUNDO

6pm: Sam’s Bar-B-Que 1110 S Bascom Ave, San Jose

WEST COAST SONGWRITERS COMPETITION

VINYL PARTY: A N A L O G

NERDCORE: LIVE NEAR WWDC WITH JAMES DEMPSEY Plus Rare Device, Fundraiser for App Camp For Girls 8:30pm: The Ritz 400 S First St, San Jose

BRITANNIA ARMS ALMADEN Wed & Sun, 10pm: DJ Hank. Tue, 10pm: PubStumpers. Thu, 6/7, 10pm: The Proudest Monkeys. Fri, 6/8, 10pm: Superbad Band. Sat, 6/9, 10pm: Stompbox. 5027 Almaden Expy, San Jose

WILLOW DEN Tue, 10pm: Karaoke. Wed: Country Music & Buck Beers. Fri & Sat: Rotating DJs (no hip-hop). Sun: Service


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THU 6/7 SUNSET THURSDAY

Featuring Needle to the Groove DJs 5pm: Plaza de Cesar Chavez 1 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose

POOR HOUSE BISTRO

Thu, 6/7, 6pm: Jonny No! Blues Jam. Fri, 6/8, 6pm: Too Slim and the Taildraggers. Sat, 6/9, 6pm: Simon Kinny Lewis Band. Sun, 6/10, 11am: New Orleans Piano Brunch with Johnny Fabulous. 4pm: Deeva and the Blazers. 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. San Jose. 91 S Autumn St, San Jose

LIVE ART DUEL: DRAW YOUR WEAPONS

7pm: Five Points 169 W Santa Clara St, San Jose

SINGALONG: MARY POPPINS 7pm: 3Below Theatres 288 S Second St, San Jose

LIVE LIT WRITERS OPEN MIC Feat. Kimy Martinez 7pm: Caffe Frascati 315 S First St, San Jose

MIXED OPEN MIC NIGHT 8pm: Britannia Arms Cupertino 1087 S De Anza Blvd, San Jose

COMEDIAN: SOLOMON GEORGIO

8pm, plus var. times through 6/10/18 Rooster T. Feathers 157 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale

COMEDIAN: KABIR SINGH 8pm: San Jose Improv 62 S Second St, San Jose

ROCK: MATCHES AND GASOLINE With Bird Caravan

9pm: Caravan Lounge 98 S Almaden Ave, San Jose

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Summer in the Park with Israel Sanchez, LeviJ 5pm: Plaza de Cesar Chavez 1 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY of the astrological omens, you would be wise to ruffle and revise your relationship with time. It would be healthy for you to gain more freedom from its relentless demands; to declare at least some independence from its oppressive hold on you; to elude its push to impinge on every move you make. Here's a ritual you could do to spur your imagination: Smash a timepiece. I mean that literally. Go to the store and invest $20 in a hammer and alarm clock. Take them home and vociferously apply the hammer to the clock in a holy gesture of pure, righteous chastisement. Who knows? This bold protest might trigger some novel ideas about how to slip free from the imperatives of time for a few stolen hours each week.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Promise me that you won't disrespect, demean, or neglect your precious body in the coming weeks. Promise me that you will treat it with tender compassion and thoughtful nurturing. Give it deep breaths, pure water, healthy and delicious food, sweet sleep, enjoyable exercise, and reverential sex. Such veneration is always recommended, of course—but it's especially crucial for you to attend to this noble work during the next four weeks. It's time to renew and revitalize your commitment to your soft, warm animal self. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Between 1967 and 1973, NASA used a series of Saturn V rockets to deliver six groups of American astronauts to the moon. Each massive vehicle weighed about 6.5-million pounds. The initial thrust required to launch it was tremendous. Gas mileage was 7 inches per gallon. Only later, after the rocket flew farther from the grip of Earth's gravity, did the fuel economy improve. I'm guessing that in your own life, you may be experiencing something like that 7-inches-pergallon feeling right now. But I guarantee you won't have to push this hard for long. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Mars, the planet that

rules animal vitality and instinctual enthusiasm, will cruise through your astrological House of Synergy for much of the next five months. That's why I've concluded that between now and midNovember, your experience of togetherness can and should reach peak expression. Do you want intimacy to be robust and intense, sometimes bordering on rambunctious? It will be if you want it to be. Adventures in collaboration will invite you to wander out to the frontiers of your understanding about how relationships work best.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Which astrological sign

laughs hardest and longest and most frequently? I'm inclined to speculate that Sagittarius deserves the crown, with Leo and Gemini fighting it out for second place. But having said that, I suspect that in the coming weeks you Leos could rocket to the top of the chart, vaulting past Sagittarians. Not only are you likely to find everything funnier than usual; I bet you will also encounter more than the usual number of authentically humorous and amusing experiences. (P.S.: I hope you won't cling too fiercely to your dignity, because that would interfere with your full enjoyment of the cathartic cosmic gift.)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): According to my analysis of the astrological omens, a little extra egotism might be healthy for you right now. A surge of super-confidence would boost your competence; it would also fine-tune your physical well-being and attract an opportunity that might not otherwise find its way to you. So, for example, consider the possibility of renting a billboard on which you put a giant photo of yourself with a tally of your accomplishments and a list of your demands. The cosmos and I won't have any problem with you bragging more than usual or asking for more goodies than you're usually content with.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The coming weeks will be a favorable time for happy endings to sad stories, and for the emergence of efficient solutions to convoluted riddles. I bet it will also be a phase when you can perform some seemingly clumsy magic that dispatches a batch of awkward karma. Hooray! Hallelujah! Praise Goo! But now listen to my admonition, Libra: The coming weeks won't be a good time to toss and turn in your bed all night long

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the past four weeks, I have washed all 18 of my underpants four times. Without exception, every single time, each item has been inside-out at the end of the wash cycle. This is despite the fact that most of them were *not* inside-out when I threw them in the machine. Does this weird anomaly have some astrological explanation? - Upside-Down Scorpio." Dear Scorpio: Yes. Lately your planetary omens have been rife with reversals, inversions, flip-flops, and switchovers. Your underpants situation is a symptom of the bigger forces at work. Don't worry about those bigger forces, though. Ultimately, I think you'll be glad for the renewal that will emerge from the various turnabouts.

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meditate on your horoscope, a hummingbird flew in my open window. Scrambling to herd it safely back outside, I knocked my iPad on the floor, which somehow caused it to open a link to a Youtube video of an episode of the TV game show Wheel of Fortune* where the hostess Vanna White, garbed in a long red gown, revealed that the word puzzle solution was USE IT OR LOSE IT. So what does this omen mean? Maybe this: You'll be surprised by a more-or-less delightful interruption that compels you to realize that you had better start taking greater advantage of a gift or blessing that you've been lazy or slow to capitalize on.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You're in a phase when

you'll be smart to bring more light and liveliness into the work you do. To spur your efforts, I offer the following provocations. 1. "When I work, I relax. Doing nothing makes me tired." - Pablo Picasso. 2. "Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them." - Ann Landers. 3. "Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." - Aristotle. 4. "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." - Scott Adams. 5. "Working hard and working smart can sometimes be two different things." - Byron Dorgan. 6. "Don't stay in bed unless you can make money in bed." - George Burns. 7. "Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work." - Mark Twain.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): "There isn't enough

of anything as long as we live," said poet and shortstory writer Raymond Carver. "But at intervals a sweetness appears and, given a chance, prevails." My reading of the astrological omens suggests that the current phase of your cycle is one of those intervals, Aquarius. In light of this grace period, I have some advice for you, courtesy of author Anne Lamott: "You weren't born a person of cringe and contraction. You were born as energy, as life, made of the same stuff as stars, blossoms, breezes. You learned contraction to survive, but that was then." Surrender to the sweetness, dear Aquarius.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Between you and your potential new power spot is an imaginary 10-foothigh, electrified fence. It's composed of your least charitable thoughts about yourself and your rigid beliefs about what's impossible for you to accomplish. Is there anything you can do to deal with this inconvenient illusion? I recommend that you call on Mickey Rat, the cartoon superhero in your dreams who knows the difference between destructive destruction and creative destruction. Maybe as he demonstrates how enjoyable it could be to tear down the fence, you'll be inspired to join in the fun. Homework: Confess your deepest secrets to yourself. Say them out loud when no one but you is listening. 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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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #641306 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Recess 101, 15732 Los Gatos Blvd., #125, Los Gatos, CA, 95032, Recess 101, LLC. 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. Refile of previous file #577325 with changes. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Phouc Nguyen. Managing Member. #201710910152. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 04/16/2018. (pub Metro 05/16, 05/23, 05/30 06/06/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #642195 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Jaya International, 172 Piedra Dr., Sunnyvale, CA, 94086, Yonghong Xie. 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/Yonghong Xie. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 05/11/2018. (pub Metro 05/16, 05/23, 05/30, 06/06/2018)

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Rodino Managment And Real Estate Group, 749 Rogers Ct., Santa Clara, CA, 95051, Richard Rodino. 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/Richard Rodino. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 04/30/2018. (pub Metro 05/16, 05/23, 05/30, 06/06/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #641514 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: B-Jeanee Ageless, 422 S. Murphy Ave., Suite 5, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086, Brenda Hamberry-Green, 466 E. Washington Ave., Sunnyvale, CA, 94086. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 08/18/2006. Refile of previous file #577790 with changes. /s/Brenda Hamberry-Green. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 04/23/2018. (pub Metro 05/16, 05/23, 05/30, 06/06/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #642108 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 7 Eleven 27768C, 708 Fair Oaks Ave., Sunnyvale, CA, 94086, Bhangu Investments Inc., 4021 Lake Ridge Ln., San Jose, CA, 94086. 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/Karanpal Bhangu. President. #4082051. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 05/09/2018. (pub Metro 05/23, 05/30 06/06, 06/13/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #642394 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CTW Communications, 3622 Cobbert Dr., San Jose, CA, 95148, Gabriel Camino. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 05/07/2018. /s/Gabriel Camino. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 05/17/2018. (pub Metro 05/23, 05/30, 06/06, 06/13/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #642428 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Orion Telescopes & Binoculars, 10555 S. Deanza Blvd., Cupertino, CA, 95014, Optronic Technologies, 89 Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA, 95076. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 06/16/1996. Refile of previous file #398315 after 40 days of expiration date. Above entity was formed in the state of Califonia. /s/Deborah L Woodard. Secretary. #C1147610. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 05/17/2018. (pub Metro 05/23, 5/30, 06/06, 06/13/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #642051 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: San Jose Saint James Missionary Baptist Church D.B.A San Jose New Restoration Baptist Church, 32 E. Rancho Drive, San Jose, CA, 95111, Derek Lamoin Walker. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 3/15/13. Refile of previous file #576167 after 40 days of expiration date. /s/Derek Walker. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 05/08/2018. (pub Metro 05/23, 05/30, 06/6, 06/13/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #642252 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Bluewander, Inc., 897 Independence Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043, Ipserlab Startup 1, Inc. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 03/21/2018. Above entity was

formed in the state of California. /s/Michelle Nguyen. COO. #3866446. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 05/14/2018. (pub Metro 05/23, 05/30, 06/06, 06/13/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #642382 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Clearcutip, 545 Meridian Ave., STE D, PO Box 28505, Daniel Miller, 1201 Parkmoor Ave., #3203, San Jose, CA, 95126. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 05/16/2018. /s/ Daniel Miller. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 05/16/2018. (pub Metro 05/30, 06/06, 06/13, 06/20/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #642501 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Harmonicbrain, 842 Portswood Circle, San Jose, CA, 95120, Practicum Publishing, 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 01/01/2018. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Chris Claudatos. President. #201802210570. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 05/21/2018. (pub Metro 05/30 06/06, 06/13, 06/20/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #642541 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Power Trip Electric, 1350 Sandia Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089, Sarah Murphy. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 09/01/2017. /s/Sarah Murphy. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 05/22/2018. (pub Metro 05/30, 06/06, 06/13, 06/20/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #642473 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Silva’s Tattooing, 299 E. Washington Ave., Sunnyvale, CA, 94086, Carlos Lopez-Reynoso, 1885 East Bayshore Rd., SPC East Palo Alto 61, CA, 94303. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 05/16/2018. /s/Carlos LopezRenoso. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 05/18/2018. (pub Metro 05/30, 06/06, 06/13, 6/20/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #642610 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Relationship Resources, 1050 Warren Ave., San Jose, CA, 95125, Charles Starnes. This business is being conducted by an Individual. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 04/19/2017. /s/Charles Starnes. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 05/23/2018. (pub Metro 05/30, 06/06, 06/13, 06/20/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #642826 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Grand Century Shopping Mall, 1111 Story Road, San Jose, CA, 95122, Asian Square Inc., 380 N First Street, 2nd Floor, San Jose, CA, 95112. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 12/15/2000. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Tianqi Liu. CFO. #C2059985. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 05/29/2018. (pub Metro 06/06, 06/13, 06/20, 06/27/2018)

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Commission Express Bay Area, 21035 Cory Ct., Cupertino, CA, 95014, ASJ Funding. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 05/25/2018. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Anisha Jeswani. CEO. #C4138798. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 05/25/2018. (pub Metro 06/06, 06/13, 06/23, 06/27/2018)

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Commission Express, 21035 Cory Ct., Cupertino, CA, 95014, ASJ Funding. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 05/25/2018. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/Anisha Jeswani. CEO. #C4138798. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 05/25/2018. (pub Metro 06/06, 06/13, 06/23, 06/27/2018)

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF WILLIS RAYMOND BAZZELL, AKA WILLIS R. BAZZELL CASE NO. 18PR183578 To all heirs, beneficiaries creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of: Willis Raymond Bazzell, aka Willis R. Bazzell. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: Public Administrator of the Santa Clara County in the Superior Court of California, County of: SANTA CLARA. The petition for Probate requests that: Public Administrator of Santa Clara County be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The Petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: August 3, 2018 at 9 a.m. in Dept. 12 located at 191 NORTH FIRST STREET, SAN JOSE, CA, 95113. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney of petitioner: Mark A. Gonzalez, Lead Deputy County Counsel, OFFICE OF THE COUNTY COUNSEL, 373 West Julian Street, San Jose, CA, 95110 408-758-4200 (Pub CC 06/06, 06/13, 06/20/2018)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #641850 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Endicia, 278 Castro St., Mountain View, CA, 94041, PSI Systems, Inc. This business is being conducted by a Corporation. Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on 10/26/1993. Refile of previous file #569775 with changes, after 40 days of expiration date. Above entity was formed in the state of California. /s/JR Veinqkeo. C.A.O & Treasurer. #C1875430. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County on 05/02/2018. (pub Metro 05/23, 5/30, 06/06, 06/13/2018)


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Enjoying some frozen treats at the annual

Keeping SoFA strange at the SUBZERO festival.

Earl Stevens, a.k.a. E-40, enjoyed BOTTLEROCK NAPA VALLEY.

Greg Ramar

Raising one final stein for GORDON BIERSCH in downtown San Jose. The San Fernando Street location said goodbye over the weekend. Greg Ramar

Matt Crawford

Greg Ramar

SUBZERO music, art and food fest.

Hanging loose for just a few more pints at GORDON BIERSCH.

This trio toasted to GORDON BIERSCH on the downtown restaurant and brewery’s final night.

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Greg Ramar

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