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Plane crash kills three, knocks out power to region By Kelsey Mesher

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ountain View’s neighboring city to the north was all but shut down Wednesday after a small passenger plane crashed in East Palo Alto, killing all three people aboard the plane and causing a large-scale power outage throughout the city of Palo Alto. The plane, a twin-engine Cessna 310R, came down at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday morning at Beech and Pulgas streets. FAA officials said it had just taken off at Palo Alto Airport and was headed to Southern California. The plane’s pilot and two pas-

Bernice Turner and other neighbors watch at the scene where a Cessna crashed into a residential neighborhood in East Palo Alto. MICHELLE LE

Developer would restore, lease out Hangar One By Daniel DeBolt

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major Emeryville-based real estate developer is proposing to restore Moffett Field’s historic Hangar One, which — if the government allows it — could save the landmark building after its toxic siding is removed in November. Eddie Orton, president of Orton Development, says he has a “realistic” plan to restore the NASA-owned hangar, which has sat vacant for years after toxic dust from its asbestos-laden siding was found inside. “We are a really successful company and we don’t need the money,” Orton said. “We do honor that building. It deserves a certain respect from all of us.

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It is an extraordinary asset — we can either destroy it or we can use it.” Orton said he would not reveal the details of much of his restoration plan until he is allowed to bid on the project in a process open to other developers. But his proposal, made in a letter to Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, the Navy and NASA, mentions an initial design allowing a “diversity” of uses inside the massive hangar, which has a floor the size of 10 football fields. It says those uses could include a museum, meeting rooms, offices, research and development, light industrial, a public venue and “missionSee HANGAR ONE, page 8

sengers, all employees of the Tesla electric car company, were confirmed dead. There were no injuries or fatalities on the ground. Emergency officials said the outage had little direct impact on Mountain View, although “If they need help we’re standing by,” said Lynn Brown, Fire Department spokesman and emergency specialist. “We’re going to send as much as they need.” The plane was under a dense fog advisory with zero to onequarter-mile visibility when it took off. One witness told KTVU that the plane clipped a transmission tower before crashing into the ground. Authorities said the plane knocked out a transmission tower as well as a utility tower and power lines. Non-localized transmission lines were cut off, See CRASH, page 7

Google pressures city over plan for North Bayshore COMPANY TELLS MOUNTAIN VIEW OFFICIALS IT WANTS AREA TO BE ‘SUSTAINABLE FOR GOOGLE’ By Daniel DeBolt

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oogle executives are weighing in on an ongoing discussion over the future of the company’s North Bayshore neighborhood, with representatives at Tuesday’s City Council meeting following up on a letter sent last week to city officials which calls for more homes, stores and infrastructure to be developed near the Internet giant’s headquarters. David Radcliffe, Google’s real estate director, sent the

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letter last Thursday, briefly outlining the company’s goals for a “future redevelopment” of its headquarters, which include the creation of new homes in the area, presumably for its employees. The current “Googleplex” is centered around three-story buildings built by Silicon Graphics in the 1990s, and has grown to include most of the office buildings on nearby blocks. Two weeks ago, City Council members and planning commissioners supported

allowing Google and other companies to build six- and seven-story buildings in the North Bayshore area, which is bordered by Highway 101 to the south and east and Stevens Creek to the west. But after considering allowing the construction of new homes and storefronts in Google’s neighborhood along Shoreline Boulevard — a possible way to curtail car trips in and out of North Bayshore, which only has two access roads — the See GOOGLE, page 9


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Moffett wind tunnel used to test trucks’ wind resistance

Panelists: Region is losing race for federal ‘megainvestments’ By Chris Kenrick

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wind tunnel at Moffett Field normally used to test airplanes and other things that fly is being used to test the aerodynamics of a big diesel truck, with the intention of saving up to 3.4 billion gallons of fuel a year. The truck will never get off the ground, but reducing wind resistance could save 3.4 billion gallons of diesel fuel each year in the trucking industry, scientists behind the research believe. That translates to $10 billion savings at truck stops across the nation. After more than a decade of research, scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory this week unveiled technology to allow the trucks to slide through the wind. At a news conference Tuesday inside a wind tunnel at NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, scientists explained how reducing the aerodynamic drag of a semi truck can increase the truck’s fuel efficiency, saving $10 billion in diesel fuel costs annually. Aerodynamic drag is caused by pressure differences around the vehicle, and at highway speeds semi trucks use more than 50 percent of the energy produced by the vehicle engine to overcome that drag, according to scientists. In late January, scientists brought a semi truck to the wind tunnels located at Moffett Field and operated by NASA Ames. There the truck has been undergoing tests, according to Kambiz Salari, a senior scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Scientists have learned that they can increase fuel efficiency by up to 12 percent by making a series of fairly simple changes on trucks, Salari See MOFFETT, page 6

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Cops work to keep tabs on sex offenders REGULAR ‘209 SWEEPS’ HELP POLICE PREVENT A REPEAT By Kelsey Mesher

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ate last summer, Phillip Garrido, a registered sex offender living in Antioch, and his wife Nancy gained nationwide attention after the discovery of Jaycee Dugard, who police believe had been living for 18 years as a captive in their backyard. Jaycee, police said, also fathered two of Garrido’s children. The story was so heinous that it led many to ask: How could this have

gone unnoticed? Mountain View police say that case is the “rarest of rare,” but concede that “it could happen” anywhere. “Which is why we try to be really diligent with our sex offenders,” said Liz Wylie, spokesperson and former adult sexual assault detective for the Mountain View Police Department. Around the time the Dugard story broke, police in Mountain View were conducting “290 sweeps” — random but routine

checks of registered sex offenders in the city. The number 290 is the penal code for a sex offense, Wylie explained. It is random checks like these, she said, that help police monitor registered sex offenders living in the city, making sure that those at greatest risk for a repeat offense are in compliance with laws and regulations, and on track toward integration into their community. See OFFENDERS, page 11

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ilicon Valley is losing the race for huge federal investments that will jumpstart the industries of the future, a panel of Valley leaders said last week. As the Obama administration makes “a series of mega-investments in the future,” Silicon Valley trails regions such as Huntsville, Ala. in procuring funds, Emmett Carson, CEO of the Mountain View-based Silicon Valley Community Foundation, told more than 1,000 attendees at a 2010 “State of the Valley” conference last Friday in San Jose. The conference was convened by the Community Foundation and Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, a nonprofit “analysis and action” group. Carson and others outlined a regional funding gap in clean technologies. He said Silicon Valley is getting none of the $2 billion federal funds now being disbursed for research in vehicle batteries and only $4 million of a $184 million federal investment in energy storage. Silicon Valley got none of the $3.5 billion going to smart-grid technology, and just $38 million of the $16 billion going to energy efficiency and renewable energy, he said. Warning against complacency, he likened the region to the Indianapolis Colts’ overconfidence leading up to the recent Super Bowl game. The Colts lost to the underdog New Orleans Saints. “We’re not the Saints, we’re the favored people,” Carson said. “If we think the game is ours we’re going to have that outcome, and it will be Huntsville celebrating.” Attendees also heard a range of expert analyses of the 2010 Silicon Valley Index, an annual measurement of the region’s wealth and health put forth by Joint Venture (www.jointventure.org). The report, released earlier this month, concluded See INVESTMENTS, page 6

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said. Those include inserting a gap-seal plate between the truck and the trailer, base flaps on the side of the trailer in the rear, and an under-body device on the base of the trailer that blocks air flow beneath the truck. The technology to reduce the aerodynamic drag still needs up

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that Silicon Valley’s dominance as the world’s innovation hub is “at risk as never before.� The exhaustive study stated that the rise of countries such as China and India, coupled with California’s legislative gridlock, is “draining the lifeblood of funding and foreign talent from Silicon Valley.� Russell Hancock, Joint Venture’s CEO, announced at the conference that he will create a new position to run “special

to three years to complete before it can be put on the market, Salari said. But testing the truck in a wind tunnel helps speed up the process. “This is a significant step toward reducing the United States’ dependency on fossil fuels,� director George Miller of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory said. The wind tunnel, which is

large enough to fit a Boeing 737 plane, became operational in 1987 and functions as a test zone for parachutes, helicopters, planes and other vehicles, according to David Duesterhaus of the Ames Research Center. Wind blows up to 100 knots in the tunnel and can simulate whatever speed is needed, Duesterhaus said.

ops� for procurement of federal investment for Silicon Valley. “The person will travel to Washington, D.C. a lot and mobilize the entire region to advocate and cheerlead for the federal funds we require,� Hancock said. The person will report to a steering committee representing Joint Venture, Stanford University, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and the Bay Area Council, he said. There is a Silicon Valley mythology that could feed overconfidence: That entrepreneurs created it all by themselves, warned Gary Pinkus of McKin-

sey & Co. The reality, he said, is that early companies such as Fairchild Semiconductor secured 80 percent of their original contracts from the Defense Department. He added that “California is arguably a terrible state to do business in relative to other states. We have high taxes and high regulations that we’re going to have to fix in the context of Sacramento.�

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patients were sent elsewhere. Only major surgeries and procedures were being performed. In East Palo Alto, parts of the plane, including a wing, came off and landed on homes, according to Menlo Park Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman, but the body of the plane landed in the street and skidded a distance. The pieces that fell caused at least two homes to catch fire, he said. Among the buildings hit was that of Lisa Jones, who operates a day care center out of her home. “Everybody got out safely,� said Pamela Houston, who works there and was feeding an 11-month-old when a piece of the plane hit the house. “We initially heard the boom part of the explosion,� she said. “As we were running out of the house we saw the debris falling and hitting other houses.� Luckily, she said, only one child

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after Congresswoman Anna Eshoo called for a â&#x20AC;&#x153;content richâ&#x20AC;? reuse plan for Hangar One if Congress is to be asked to fund its restoration. NASA Ames says it would like to use the hangar for airship research for the Department of Defense, but has struggled to find funding. There is still no resolution in negotiations with the Navy and the White House Office of Management and Budget on a way to fund Hangar Oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restoration. The Navy announced last month that Amec Earth and Environmental had been contracted to remove the hangarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s siding this November, leaving behind the hangarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s massive skeletal frame structure. Every elected official in the area has opposed that plan. The sensible thing is to replace the siding as the old siding is removed, say community leaders from the city of Mountain View to the Moffett Field Restoration Advisory Board. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be a real estate wiz to understand that if you take the siding off a building, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it any good,â&#x20AC;? Orton said. Bill Berry, president of University Associates LLC, which wants to build a major University of California campus and NASA Research Park next to the hangar, was supportive of Ortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The difficult thing is the bureaucracyâ&#x20AC;? of working with the government, he said. Berry said he had been told by his own real estate consultants that Orton was a reputable developer who had done wonders for a historic Ford assembly plant building in Richmond, north of Oakland. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is part of the landscape,â&#x20AC;? Berry said of Hangar One. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have 1,930 housing unitsâ&#x20AC;? planned for NASA Research Park, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and the quality of life here will in part depend on the quality of the view. A rusting skeleton is not going to be a great view.â&#x20AC;? Berry was recently elected to be the community co-chair of the Restoration Advisory Board. His predecessor in that position, Bob Moss, was more critical of Ortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal, singling out its mention of new â&#x20AC;&#x153;architectureâ&#x20AC;? for Hangar One. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t preserve it â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that changes it,â&#x20AC;? said Moss, who wants the original siding and windows to remain intact with the toxics sealed in by an EPA-approved coating. The proposal mentions an architectural design that draws inspiration from around the world but also â&#x20AC;&#x153;augments the mission of the communityâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;pays tribute to the historic structure.â&#x20AC;? It says the developer will partner with Linda Ellis, a local architect who has proposed using a Teflon-fiberglass fabric to cover the hangar. The Navy declined to comment for this story, and NASA Ames did not respond to inquiries. Eshoo was not immediately available for comment. V


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city officials opposed the idea. That discussion briefly continued Tuesday night in another General Plan study session, this time with Google representatives present. The City Council and Planning Commission decided to reconsider its North Bayshore plan at a future meeting. In the letter, Google said allowing homes and stores in the area would mean North Bayshore could â&#x20AC;&#x153;continue to be the center of sustainable development for Googleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s HQ campus.â&#x20AC;? Along that vein, planningminded environmentalists have criticized the city for allowing Googleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s significant growth without allowing enough homes for its increasing number of employees, forcing them to commute. One of those environmentalists is Google employee Deb Henigson, who implored the council and commission to â&#x20AC;&#x153;make a place where it is easier to bike, walk and take public transit than it is to drive.â&#x20AC;? She added that increasing office building densities â&#x20AC;&#x153;without residential allowances just leads to more traffic.â&#x20AC;? Henigson spoke as a homeowner in the city â&#x20AC;&#x153;who wants to live here a long timeâ&#x20AC;? and as former chair of the land use committee of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nowdefunct Environmental Sustainability Task Force, which recommended homes in North Bayshore and a network of walkable villages around the city. Dan Hoffman, director of workplace services for Google, asked the council and commission to consider the task forceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recommendations. In the discussion two weeks ago, council member Laura Macias said biotech and pharmaceutical companies would hesitate to locate near homes built in North Bayshore. But planning director Randy Tsuda said a biotech company called Alexandria, which owns property in Mountain View, pointed to some San Francisco and South San Francisco neighborhoods where biotech labs are located close to homes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They do have residential and lab biotech space in the same neighborhoods,â&#x20AC;? Tsuda said. Likewise, council member

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Tom Means said two weeks ago that having homes in the area could lead to residents blocking future development in the area, which is plagued by traffic problems. But he appeared to soften his stance Tuesday, saying that homes in North Bayshore may be possible but only if planned along with the new office density increases. The letter also mentions Googleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wish to â&#x20AC;&#x153;efficiently manage transportation and pedestrian needsâ&#x20AC;? in the area. Tsuda acknowledged that North Bayshore is the â&#x20AC;&#x153;one major area in Mountain View that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a strong connection to a transit system. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perhaps through this additional development potential we can find a way to fund that,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Shoreline Tax District is a possibility, or some sort of cooperative agreement between the city, Valley Transportation Authority and companies in that area.â&#x20AC;? The longest paragraph of the three-paragraph letter states that Googleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goals for redeveloping its headquarters are â&#x20AC;&#x153;to provide a future redevelopment that is nurturing and regenerative for the environment, provide a vibrant community and work/life balance for all, and efficiently manage transportation and pedestrian needs. This must include mixed uses (office, retail and residential) along with the kind of land use development described in the final report by the Mountain View Environmental Sustainability Task Force.â&#x20AC;? V

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ast Whisman and a portion of Moffett Boulevard may soon be allowed to grow much taller, if directions from the Planning Commission and City Council on Tuesday night become policy. In a joint meeting held at the Senior Center, the council and commission supported zoning changes that would allow office buildings east of Whisman Road to become more dense, raising the allowed height for buildings to as high as six or seven stories. After a discussion about the effects it would have on the nearby homes, Mayor Ronit Bryant said such a change would come with rules that prevent tall buildings from â&#x20AC;&#x153;overwhelmingâ&#x20AC;? the residential neighborhood on the west side of Whisman Road. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right across the street are one and two story homes,â&#x20AC;? said Lisa Matichak, planning commissioner and president of the Wagon Wheel Neighborhood Association. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t imagine anyone walking out their door and seeing a seven story building.â&#x20AC;? A proposal to allow four story mixed-use buildings along Moffett Boulevard between Central Expressway and Middlefield Road was much less controversial. No one opposed it during a brief discussion, although some said the area should be more pedestrian-friendly and better connected to Castro Street and the downtown transit hub. The group also supported the

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densest of two proposals for the industrial neighborhood south of Central Expressway sandwiched between Highway 85 and Highway 237. As with North Bayshore and East Whisman, the group supported allowing businesses there to increase floor area ratio to 1.0, which can translate to a building as high as six or seven stories, said planning director Randy Tsuda. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are land-constrained; up is the way to go,â&#x20AC;? said council member Mike Kasperzak. The group voted 10-3 to state a â&#x20AC;&#x153;preferenceâ&#x20AC;? for park space to eventually replace the Franzia orchard on Whisman Road, followed by public uses, such as city services, or â&#x20AC;&#x153;quasi publicâ&#x20AC;? uses, which are private nonprofit uses, such as a church. There was little support for allowing homes on the odd-shaped lot, currently zoned for agriculture, though the owners have expressed a wish for that, said city planner Martin Alkire. Overview After having agreed, during meetings over the last two weeks, to significantly increase the allowed densities in five key areas in the city â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including El Camino Real, North Bayshore and San Antonio shopping center â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the group reflected on what it had done. Matichak and council member Jac Siegel fretted that, even though city planners said their proposals were based on community input, the plans selected did not reflect what residents really wanted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think people understood

the implications of what they were saying,â&#x20AC;? during General Plan neighborhood hearings, Matichak said. Siegel said the group may have ignored what residents had said, which he remembered as â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love my neighborhood, please donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t destroy it.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we should start over,â&#x20AC;? joked council member Tom Means. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure a lot of people would like to re-vote on High Speed Rail too.â&#x20AC;? Means said many of the properties that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get developed during the boom years after 2000 would probably never be developed, even after accounting for the increased profit developers might get with higher allowed higher densities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Half this stuff is never going to get built,â&#x20AC;? agreed Kasperzak. To illustrate that, commissioner Arnold Soderberg said it would take 11,000 new homes to increase Mountain Viewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population from 74,000 to 98,000 people by 2030, as projected by consultants under the supported General Plan changes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an unrealistic extreme,â&#x20AC;? Soderberg said. Over the next year the city and a consultant team will be drawing up a revised General Plan â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a blueprint for future city development. Tsuda said his department is sensitive to budget constraints and wants to make sure the council approves â&#x20AC;&#x153;the whole packageâ&#x20AC;? before expensive environmental studies are conducted. V

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New in town By law, sex offenders are required to register with local authorities when they move to a new city. According to Hung DeLang, a detective who specializes in sexual assault and domestic violence, there are currently 85 registered sex offenders in Mountain View, all of them men. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a new sex offender,â&#x20AC;? DeLang said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll actually sit down and do an intake interview.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is kind of crucial because it gives us an opportunity to sit down with the sex offender and get to know them and go into detail about where they live,â&#x20AC;? and about their crime, he explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At least we kind of are able to put the name with the face.â&#x20AC;? Anyone can look up registrants on Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Law Web site, which since 2004 has allowed the public to view information about registered sex offenders online. Sex offenders must re-register every year, within five days of their birthday, and every time they move. Transients must register every 30 days somewhere in California. Those classified as

â&#x20AC;&#x153;sexually violent predators,â&#x20AC;? or SVPs, must register every 90 days, though Wylie said there are no SVPs in Mountain View. Though all convicted offenders are required to register, not all will appear on the Meganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Law site. In Mountain View, only 43 registrants appear in a search. The amount of information available about registrants varies from person to person, depending on what type of sex crime was committed and how long ago the offense occurred, DeLang said. Registrants can appeal for removal from the site, he said, adding that some in Mountain View have successfully done so. Checking in During 290 sweeps, said Wylie, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goal is to find people who are violating ... requirements.â&#x20AC;? Wylie said Mountain View police, and sometimes county authorities, will target registrants who are new to the city, on parole or probation, or who are seemingly at higher risk for a repeat offense. She said those on parole or probation are subject to search, so officers will look through residences to ensure the registrant is actually living where he says. They search for tooth brushes or extra sets of clothing, for example.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;What sex offenders try to do is theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll give us a false address for their registration,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They try to get us to not monitor them.â&#x20AC;? Many are not allowed to have alcohol or pornography of any kind, due to parole or probation requirements. Some are restricted from visiting adult shops or strip clubs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The majority of sex offenders in the city have never violated any of their registration requirements, and are successful in the community,â&#x20AC;? Wylie said, adding that part of the Police Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job is to protect the registrants themselves from harassment, and to help them assimilate into society after release from prison. If a sex offender is not on parole or probation, Wylie explained, they have â&#x20AC;&#x153;every right any other citizen has.â&#x20AC;? Halloween In addition to keeping tabs on registrants, officers begin extra prevention work around Halloween, a holiday Wylie said could be â&#x20AC;&#x153;temptingâ&#x20AC;? for someone sexually attracted to minors. On Halloween, Wylie said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have little kids coming to your door â&#x20AC;&#x201D; right to your front door, and you interact with them.â&#x20AC;? When the departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hal-

loween program was first implemented, in 2005, officers went door to door, checking to ensure that registrants, especially those who committed crimes involving juveniles, were not planning on handing out candy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We asked them to sign a voluntary consent form that they would not participate in Halloween,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody that we got in contact with signed it.â&#x20AC;? She said one registrant was â&#x20AC;&#x153;completely ready for Halloween,â&#x20AC;? with decorations and a bowl of candy set to go a week before the holiday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It disgusted us,â&#x20AC;? she said. The man agreed to sign the consent form, and after being told he would be monitored, took down his decorations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He had his lights off that night,â&#x20AC;? Wylie remembered. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He held up his end of the deal, even though he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happy.â&#x20AC;? In other cases, DeLang said, community members have assisted police in monitoring registrants. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year a community member went to a local high school (after school hours) and recognized a sex registrant and reported it,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We went out, we verified that yes he is a sex registrant. The school said he never had permission to be there.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t arrest him but

I requested a warrant,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That would not have happened if the citizen did not report that.â&#x20AC;? Registrant routine Sex offenders are registrants for life. DeLang said the team who monitors Mountain View registrants will get to know the men. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some can be very harmful, some are compliant, some weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve known for years and years,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get to know not only where they live, but we know their personalities a little bit.â&#x20AC;? Newer registrants, he said, sometimes feel like the police are picking on them. Others, he said, come to look forward to their yearly registration. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It becomes kind of like routine for them,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every year on that day on that time theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll come in, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll chat with you, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tell you what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re up to.â&#x20AC;? And though most registrants in the city are compliant, he said, police will keep on monitoring them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let them know that, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hey you know that we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forgotten about you,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking at you, and to weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going continue doing that.â&#x20AC;? V

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ity Council members John Inks and Tom Means are strong believers in keeping government regulations to a minimum. Often thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good thing â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but last week it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, as council members struggled to establish zoning rules for an expected crush of applicants seeking to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Mountain View. Council members, most of them seemingly in favor of allowing regulated dispensaries, were only asking for a temporary ban to buy them some extra time to work out the kinks. But in the name of their ideals, Means and Inks managed to hogtie the proceedings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I worry it will become another big city regulation on stuff,â&#x20AC;? Means said at the meeting. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little ironic, as both members say they believe the city should not stand in the way of anyone who wants to open a medical marijuana club here. Last week it was them standing in the way. The moratorium would have gone into effect immediately and established a 45-day waiting period for medicinal marijuana dispensary applicants, giving city officials time to craft a new ordinance. This reasonable proposal, which needed six of the seven council votes to pass, failed in a 5-2 vote. Despite that outcome, the entire council appears to favor approving marijuana dispensaries. Mayor Ronit Bryant, herself a cancer survivor, said her doctor gave her Marinol, which is artificial marijuana. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Had it not worked I would have wanted the real thing if that would have helped me,â&#x20AC;? she said. Council member Mike Kasperzak, who voted to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in 2005, tried to convince the two dissenters to change their mind, to no avail. The council agreed to consider another, non-emergency ordinance that requires only four votes. But such an ordinance would not take effect for 30 days, and could be challenged by dispensaries that are established now but violate any new ordinances passed later. A key reason for the emergency ordinance was to give the council time to consider what parts of the city should be open to the dispensaries. One potential applicant, Brian David, has said he would like to begin operation in the Shoreline area, away from schools and residential areas, a strategy endorsed by marijuana advocates who spoke at the meeting. But the desired location of other potential applicants is not known. For Inks, the city simply didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a good enough reason to turn down any applicant, regardless of preferred location. He said a moratorium would be â&#x20AC;&#x153;delaying resolution for some people regarding their health. I think that weighs more than taking some urgency stance. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see any justification to pass this ordinance tonight.â&#x20AC;? We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t disagree more. At last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting, no council member showed any interest in building a web of regulations around medicinal marijuana dispensaries. But even so, a little time was needed to do it right. Hopefully the chances for getting it right have not been jeopardized by two ill-considered votes.

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ON PLANS FOR ALLOWING TALLER, DENSER BUILDINGS IN CERTAIN NEIGHBORHOODS OF MOUNTAIN VIEW If you want a shining example of a city who planned for and allowed for high density housing (albeit an earlier version of it that was sold as the future), take a walk down California Avenue between Rengstorff and Shoreline. What a mess. People crammed together renting hovels. Since everyone likes to cite Europe as the model for high speed trains, apply the same comparison to vertical high density apartment towers and the result isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t all that captivating. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find just as many ghettos in European high rises as you will the political cultured elite trying to tell everyone how the future will be. Big Al, a resident of the Willowgate neighborhood Hey Big Al, Be careful whose home you call a hovel. I like my home and my neighborhood. I can afford the rent and enjoy living in Mountain View. So who really is acting like the â&#x20AC;&#x153;political cultured eliteâ&#x20AC;?? Should I say they live in Willowgate? DM, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood I agree with the idea of planning for a city with more people

than we have now. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure what the right number is, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty sure itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s over 80,000. That said, three, four, and five story buildings, in selected areas such as north of Bayshore and along El Camino Real, are necessary. Suppose Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m wrong and our population has already topped out at about 73,000. Developers will not have reason to build many (or any) taller buildings and it will not happen, even if zoning allows it. Doug Pearson, a resident of the Blossom Valley neighborhood Growth will happen, whether we like it or not. People go where the jobs are and, with future fuel spikes, will/do demand to live even closer to jobs. This pressure will either force Mountain View to build more housing or lose those jobs to communities who will. My preference is that the planning be done now for when that happens rather than ad hoc variances that make little sense in the long run growth of the community. Just look at some of the great development plans from the 1950s through â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s to see how that worked out. If done properly and connected and associated with regional planning for infrastructure/transit, this will only benefit Mountain View and its residents. dfb, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood


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Sushi for hard times IT’S ALL YOU CAN EAT AT MOUNTAIN VIEW’S SUSHI 85 By Sheila Himmel

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n the queasy realm of All You Can Eat restaurants, sushi would appear to be an especially alarming choice. Unless you’re in training for an extreme eating contest, why stuff yourself with rice and raw fish? Portion control, sustainable seafood, and everything else we and Michael Pollan — “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” — hold dear is violated by places like Sushi 85. But you can eat at Sushi 85, not too often, have a lot of fun, and nobody gets hurt. The lunch buffet is $16.95. At dinner, the AYCE option is $24.95, allowing you to order from the lunch side and the dinner side. There is also a regular menu, with appetizers

like boiled edamame and gyoza, bento boxes, and entrees including sashimi, teryaki, grilled seabass, even lamb chops. Not everyone at the table has to choose the same option. Some can go all in, some a la carte. Servers explained the AYCE drill: Everyone can pick three rolls at once, marking your choices on a laminated menu. Extremely tiny type at the top of the menu encourages diners not to waste food. We didn’t see a whole lot of rolls being left. All You Can Eat starts with a bland but crisp iceberg lettuce salad, perked up with sesame vinaigrette. You can have miso soup now or after the meal. Ours was a salty broth that separated See SUSHI 85, page 14

Sushi 85 features the Cherry Blossom roll which has tuna, salmon and avocado.

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t didn’t take long for businesswoman, Bella Awdisho, to recognize something was missing in Mountain View. After long research, it became apparent that finding a one-of-a-kind restaurant to bring to the Mountain View area would not be easy. “I just could not see opening another run-of-the-mill restaurant in an area filled with such innovation” said Mrs. Awdisho. Her search ended when she found Pizzeria Venti, a small boutique pizzeria based in Italy. Her introduction to Italian cuisine was in-depth, to say the least. It began with a culinary arts program that included training under the Tuscany sun. “The training was really eye-opening. I learned about the nuances of true Italian cooking; about the quality and passion that goes into every dish. It’s amazing.” said Bella. “Covering everything from pasta and sauces to the tradition of Italy famous “pizza al taglio” or pizza by the cut, the training was a once-in-a-lifetime experience which is simply not available to most restaurateurs.”

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wdisho said that she was extremely anxious to start her own Pizzeria Venti right here in Mountain View. “I recognized the uniqueness of our location,” she noted “so I put many resources into the marketing of the location. We continue to offer to our customers many of the dishes I was introduced to in Italy.” So successful was this introduction that Awdisho had to double the size of her kitchen, adding additional equipment to handle the demand. Executive Chef, Marco Salvi, the training chef in Italy, provided many new recipes for use in her restaurant. Chef Marco provided some insight “The ingredients say it all. We work to provide a finished dish which will honor its origins and create a wonderful experience for our customers.”

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ach new dish is hand selected with an eye towards authenticity. Even its rustic style pizza has a bit of Italia in it, made daily on-premise and using only imported water from Italy. “For me, one of the most important components of the training in Italy was the cultural understanding of these recipes. I was able to bring this back to our customers,” said Bella. She continues, “I know our customers really appreciate what we do. We are so grateful that they allow us our passion.”

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instantly, although pieces of tofu were fresh. The main event came on a platter the size of a cookie sheet. Several rolls looked lovely, with geometrically chopped meat inside rolls of rice and nori, the seaweed wrapper. Others seemed to have been composed by an Abstract

Expressionist. The nori didn’t sing with sweet ocean flavor or exquisite tooth resistance, but it wasn’t too chewy either. The fish wasn’t sublime. But nothing was bad, and we enjoyed figuring out how much we were saving. Among the six-piece maki, the Wayne Roll is a tasty mess of spicy tuna, avocado and scallops with a crispy top and spicy red chili “chef’s sauce.” We saw altogether too much of the chef’s

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various sauces. On the UFO Roll, the sauce was a creamy, unattractive sea surrounding little bay scallops, crab and avocado. It tasted much better than it looked. My gang of four also favored: the Smoked Dragon Roll, with tempura shrimp, crab and smoked salmon; Unagi Deluxe, roasted eel on top; Rose Roll, spicy tuna and avocado; Hamachi Deluxe, each with a piece of yellowtail on top, and the Lion King roll, although it was topped with chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sauce. The Spider Man is not a great venue for soft-shell crab, flabby rather than crispy. The misnamed Wild Pig Roll, however, is a nice counterpoint to all the seafood. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tame combination of fried pork and cucumber. From the list of two-piece nigiri sushi, quail eggs come with three varieties of fish eggs. We liked the medium-size ikura. Sushi 85 is tucked into the elbow of the gangly Grant Road shopping center that holds Marshalls at one end and the Asian supermarket 99 Ranch at the other. Sushi 85 is at the 99 Ranch end. It is named for nearby Highway 85. I guess 82, the number for El Camino Real, which is even closer, was taken. Except for round lampshades and a few posters, Sushi 85 could be pizza place, with a largescreen TV for sports. Unlike many sports bars and All You Can Eat eateries, Sushi 85 is not a barn, but a room comfortably holding large parties and small families. A young couple brought their baby for date night. Sushi 85 stirs up a lot of combat on Yelp. Opinions run hot and heavy, loaded with ammo ranging from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gluttony heaven!â&#x20AC;? to â&#x20AC;&#x153;We should have turned and ran for the hills.â&#x20AC;? We had a good time and left full but not sickened. The way I look at All You Can Eat places, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun to think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re betting against the house, but best to let the house win. V

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8FFLFOE NMOVIETIMES Avatar 3D (PG-13) ((( Century 16: Fri. & Tue. at 11:55 a.m.; 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7, 9 & 10:25 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. at 11:55 a.m.; 3:30, 5:30, 7, 9 & 10:25 p.m.; Mon. Wed. & Thu. at 11:55, 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 9 & 10:25 p.m. Century 20: Fri. & Tue. at 11:20 a.m.; 12:35, 1:35, 2:50, 4:10, 5:30, 6:30, 8, 9:05 & 10 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. at 11:20 a.m.; 12:35, 2:50, 4:10, 5:30, 6:30, 8, 9:05 & 10 p.m.; Mon. Wed. & Thu. at 11:20 a.m.; 12:35, 1:35, 2:50, 4:10, 5:30, 8, 9:05 & 10 p.m.

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(Century 16, Century 20) The violent shooting death of Thomas Cravenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (Mel Gibson) 24-year-old daughter, Emma (Bojana Novakovic), ignites the story. Resolute and eager for answers, Craven begins questioning those who knew her best, often using brutal techniques to withdraw the truth. Cravenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prodding eventually leads to Emmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clandestine work at a weapons-manufacturing corporation and its seedy president, Jack Bennett (Danny Huston). As Craven gets closer to discovering the real reason behind Emmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death, he develops a surprising mutual respect with British-born â&#x20AC;&#x153;problem solverâ&#x20AC;? Darius Jedburgh (Ray Winstone) while poisonous adversaries and government conspiracies surround him. Rated R for strong bloody violence and language. 1 hour, 48 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; T.H.

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THE BOOK OF ELI ---

(Century 16, Century 20) This hell-onearth movie stars Denzel Washington as a man with a mission beyond mere survival. Thirty winters have passed since the flash, a vaguely described cataclysmic event of global proportion. Either the sun or the war blinded many survivors. One of the few who remembers the world as we know it, Eli (Washington) says that people had more than they needed and no idea of what was important. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heading west with precious cargo: a leather-bound tome, coveted by a power-hungry book lover (Gary Oldman). If Washington or the filmmakers had hit a single false note, the action scenes might have been laughable. Instead they offer riveting reprieves from Eliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s achingly slow road trip, turned up a notch when joined by a runaway (Mila Kunis).Rated: R for some brutal violence and language. 1 hours, 58 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; S.T.

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(Century 16, Century 20) Jonathan Rhys Myers plays James Reece, an aide to the U.S. ambassador and an aspiring CIA operative. At last given his chance to tackle a full-fledged mission, Reece is partnered with brusque agency superstar Charlie Wax (John Travolta). A seemingly screw-loose cannon with a maniacal grin, Wax repeatedly proves heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crazy like a fox as the odd couple descends ever deeper into a terrorist conspiracy. After a vain attempt to drum up a rooting interest in Reece â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who must temporarily leave behind his hot fiancee, Caroline (Kasia Smutniak) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Morel and screenwriter Adi Hasak open the floodgates to a rush of action and â&#x20AC;&#x153;buddy copâ&#x20AC;? banter. A predictable mid-film plot twist provides fodder for a downright stupid climax, the purported â&#x20AC;&#x153;payoffâ&#x20AC;? for Reeceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;character developmentâ&#x20AC;? as he proves heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s learned his â&#x20AC;&#x153;training dayâ&#x20AC;? lesson from Wax.Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, drug content, pervasive language and brief sexuality. One hour, 32 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; P.C.

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ART GALLERIES ‘Generations: A Father-Daughter Exhibit’ Terri Ford and Michael Dancer have work included in a father-daughter show. Viewpoints Gallery presents the work of pastelist Terri Ford and her late father, oil painter Michael Dancer. Through Feb. 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. free. Viewpoints Gallery, 315 State St., Los Altos. www.viewpointsgallery.com ‘Locally Grown’- Pastel & Oil Paintings Judi Keyani, a long-time Los Altos resident and award-winning artist, is exhibiting her recent still life paintings in pastel and oil of fruit and vegetable subjects through Feb. 28. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos. www.gallery9.losaltos.com

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Leads Club meeting The Leads Club, a networking organization that aims to help professionals build formal relationships with each other, meets Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45 a.m. $5. St Timothy’s Guild Hall, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View. Call 650-428-0950.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Bone health A panel chat on bone education (nutrition, exercise, osteoporosis, medication, and etc.) with guest speakers. Thu., Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Bone Presentation, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-968-0836 ext. 117.

CONCERTS Piano Students of Ludmila Kurtova Recital by outstanding students of CSMA Distinguished Teacher Ludmila Kurtova. Students will perform music for piano solo, duet and duos. Open to the public. Sat., Feb. 27, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA), Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. www.arts4all.org/attend

AAUW Authors’ Luncheon Four bestselling Peninsula authors will be featured at an AAUW luncheon Feb. 27 to benefit Tech Treks, a summer science program for 7thgrade girls. Sat., Feb. 27, noon-2:30 p.m. $40. Michaels at Shoreline, Mountain View.

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Bringing Democracy to California Peninsula Democratic Coalition Annual Meeting & Luncheon. “Bringing Democracy to California: Ending Governance by Gridlock.” George Lakoff, Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics, U.C. Berkeley. Sat., Feb. 27, noon-2 p.m. Free. Free lunch provided Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-949-1009.

English Country Dancing Peninsula English Country Dance welcomes all, from beginners to experienced dancers. Live music, no partner needed, all dances taught. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Dance meets first, third, fifth Wednesdays through June 2010. 8-10 p.m. $15 supporters, $9 non-members, $7 members, $5 students or pay what you can. Flex-It Studio, 425 Evelyn

Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-493-6012. Smuin Ballet presents “Fly Me to the Moon” Smuin Ballet brings its tributein-dance to Frank Sinatra with “Fly Me to the Moon.” Feb. 24-28. 2 p.m. $18-$56. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. www.smuinballet.org

ENVIRONMENT Tree Planting at 3-Corner Island Mountain View Trees volunteers to plant flowering cherry trees at major gateway to the city. OK to bring a child (each one accompanied by one adult). No experience needed: instructions, trees, tools, & refreshments provided. Wear gardening clothes and work gloves. Sat., Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-noon. free. 3-Corner Island, Shoreline Blvd + Stierlin Rd + Montecito Av intersection, Mountain View. Call 650-4506881. www.mountainviewtrees.org

NHIGHLIGHT PEARL/BEAD KNOTTING CLASS In this class you will learn a quick and easy way to knot between beads. Materials and tools are not included with price of class. Tue., Feb. 23, 6-8:30 p.m. $60. Global Beads Inc., 345 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-967-7556. www.globalbeads.com

RedrockCoffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View.

LIVE MUSIC Divine Alchemy Concert Paradiso, master didjeridoo artist. Joining him will be shamanic drummer Norbeth Granado, Rasamayi (chanting, singing bowls) and special guest Eddie Gale. Sat., Feb. 20, 8-10 p.m. $20 in advance, $30 day of event. East West Book Store, 324 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 800-909-6161. www.eastwest.com/february_events.html

RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY Insight Meditation South Bay Shaila Catherine and guest teachers lead a weekly Insight Meditation sitting followed by a talk on Buddhist teachings. Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View. imsb.org

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Halau ‘o Keikiali’i, Hawaiian Music & Dance Traditional dance (hula kahiko), music, native instruments, dress, language and stories. Part of CSMA’s Family Concerts series, supported by Target. Sponsored by Applied Materials. Two performances, at 2 and 4 p.m. Thu., Jan. 21, 2-5 p.m. No charge; donations gratefully accepted. Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA), Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. www.arts4all.org/attend Kids Story Hour First and third Wednesday of every month on the first floor. One hour of picture-book reading and songs. 10-11 a.m. Free.

Sudoku Workshop on Sudoku puzzles and techniques for solving them. Thu., Feb. 25, 1 p.m. Free. 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330.

TALKS/AUTHORS Inside look at SAP’s newly introduced Social Networking Analysis tool SAP Social Network Analyzer: Inside look with VP Innovations Centers and ARC at Business Objects an SAP company with Laurent Bride. Thu., Feb. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $20 in advance; $30 at the door. Samovar Conference Hall,

1077 Independence Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-469-3243. http://www.meetup.com/ BayAreaExecutives/calendar/12431339/

TEEN ACTIVITIES Teen Open Gym Teen Open Gyms are open every Saturday night for various sports. Middle School and High School students only; bring your student ID. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Whisman Sports Center, 1500 Middlefield Ave., Mountain View. Call 650903-6410. http://www.mountainview.gov/ city_hall/comm_services/recreation_programs_and_services/teen_services.asp The House The House is open to middleschool students to come hang out with their friends in a safe, fun environment. This free drop-in program is supervised by trained recreation leaders and offers a social atmosphere that includes homework help, billiards, arts and crafts, foosball, video games and more. 5-8 p.m. Free. The House, 298 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6410. www.ci.mtnview. ca.us/city_hall/comm_services/recreation_programs_and_services/teen_services.asp

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Piano Accordion Chorus Orchestra 650-722-0155

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LAMVAC - Swim Team try outs Palo Alto Children’s Choir Purim Party and Megillah Reading Valentines Exhibition-2/13 Wellness weekend & Meditation

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135 Group Activities Art workshops kids BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINER Horse back riding lessons! Issues with food?

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German Hiking Boots (Men) - $45.00 OBO

Landscape Oil Painting on Canvas - $135

Swim Fins - $12.00

Yorkshire Terrier Puppies

Scandanavian Qn bed - $200.00

Tables and Desks - $2-20

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Locker Bag - Ogio - $45.00 OBO Snorkel by Dacor - $17.00

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Wooden Dining Table Set - $50

245 Miscellaneous

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215 Collectibles & Antiques

2D&3D Computer Art&Animation - 25/hour

English Tapestry Framed - $200

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Young at Heart Singles Party

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140 Lost & Found

220 Computers/ Electronics

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260 Sports & Exercise Equipment

330 Child Care Offered

Wooden Cabinet and Wardrobe - 20-25

210 Garage/Estate Sales

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Return to Stillness Yoga Retreat

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230 Freebies

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355 Items for Sale

Stetson Western Hats - $35.00

24 months BOY clothes

Telephoto Camera Case - $25.00

Boy blankets/comforters bag full

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235 Wanted to Buy

Western Boots - $55-$100

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240 Furnishings/ Household items

250 Musical Instruments

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133 Music Lessons

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Churchill Crocker Art & Antiques Warehouse is now open from Tuesday thru Saturday (11 AM to 5 PM)–5,000 SF filled with estates, period furnishings, oil paintings, books & hundreds of other unique quality bargains. Dealers welcome. 1015 O'Brien Drive, Menlo Park (off E. Willow); 650-561-3388.

SAT prep for March 13 and more - $689

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155 Pets

Donate Vehicle Receive $1000 Grocery Coupons, Your Choice. Noah’s Arc, No Kill Animal Shelters. Advanced Veterinary Treatments. Free Towing, IRS Tax Deduction. NonRunners. 1-866-912-GIVE. (Cal-SCAN)

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202 Vehicles Wanted

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350 Preschools/ Schools/Camps

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2 Drumsets- Pearl & Roland - $800 each/

390 Kids for Summer Jobs

Piano Hamilton Excel Tone - 2,250.00

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540 Domestic Help Wanted Cook in Menlo Park Seeking an experienced cook for our family of 4 in Menlo park. - Start date is immediate; 4-5 times a week for a few hours per day; Salary is negotiable and based on experience - Comfortable cooking Chinese, Indian, etc. Email resume to bdaryani@gmail. com/Call 650-619-0198.

550 Business Opportunities All Cash Vending Be Your Own Boss! Your Own Local Vending Route. Includes 25 Machines and Candy for $9,995. MultiVend LLC, 1-888-625-2405. (Cal-SCAN) Distributors needed for WhiteScience’s patented products and teeth whitening services. 300% growth. Proven System for Success, Exclusive territories. Training & Marketing provided. www. WhiteningOnWheels.com (877)9091080 (Cal-SCAN)

In Search of a bookkeeper. In Search of a bookkeeper. Qualifications: -Excellent computer skills -Thorough knowledge of Simple Accounting, Quickbooks & Versacheck -Internet-capable -Quick learner -Ability to work under pressure -Proven ability to handle sensitive and confidential information -Ability to work independently as well as part of a team -Strong verbal and written communication skills -Strong organizational skills -Ability to perform several tasks simultaneously -Would work only 3 days;Mondays,Wednesdays & Fridays -Maximum of 2hrs during work days -$1200 per month( i.e $300/wk) Only qualified and interested applicants reply to: puretparks@gmail.com

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650 Pet Care/ Grooming/Training All Animals Happy House Pet Sitting Services by Susan Licensed, insured, refs. 650-323-4000

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Repairs Small jobs welcome. 650/343-5125. Lic. #545936. Call, relax, it’s done!

743 Tiling T.A.C. Tile and Stone Owner operator, 25 years exp. All calls answered. Small jobs and repairs welcome. Lic. #C594478. 408/794-8094

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789 Plaster/Stucco Exterior Stucco Patching Windows & Doors. Crack Repair. 30 yrs. exp. (650)248-4205

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Real Estate 801 Apartments/ Condos/Studios Menlo Park, 1 BR/1 BA - $1,350/mo Menlo Park, 2 BR/1 BA - $1850/mo Menlo Park, 2 BR/1 BA - $1750/mo Menlo Park, Studio - $975 Menlo Park, Studio - $1100/mo Menlo Park, Studio BR/1 BA - $895/mo Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - 1075.00 Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1125 Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1055 Mountain View, Studio BR/1 BA - $875 MP: 2BR/2BA Menlo Commons end unit, 1000sf. Must be 55 y/o. Newer appliances. Pool, spa, exercise facil. Secure bldg. $2,000 mo. Avail. 3/1. 650/323-6230 MV: 1BR/1BA Cute, old-fashioned cabin-like w/oak flrs., secluded garden patio, carport, laundry on premises. Small, quiet complex. N/P. Avail. now. $945 mo. Manager, 650/269-8385 PA: 1BR/1BA PA: 1BR/1BA Bike to Stanford. Year lease. N/P. Avail. now. $1230 mo. 650/493-9576 PA: 1BR/1BR College Terrace triplex. Spacious. Hdwd flrs., W/D. $1400 mo. + dep. 650/279-7794 PA: 2BR/1BA From $1300 mo. Upstairs. Bike to Stanford. Year lease. N/P. Avail. now. 650/493-9576

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805 Homes for Rent ALL AREAS - HOUSES FOR RENT Browse thousands of rental listings with photos and maps. Advertise your rental home for FREE! Visit: http://www.RealRentals.com (AAN CAN) Duveneck / Community Center, 3 BR/2 BA - $3950/mo. Menlo Park , 2 BR/2 BA - $2500.00/m Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA West Side Charming Menlo Park Home.3BR/2BA/2CG. $3,500.mo. Las/Lom/sch. noS/P 650-598-7047 Menlo Park, 4 BR/2 BA - $2700. MP: 2BR/1BA Hardwood floors, frplc. Front/ back yards. Gardener. N/P. $2150 mo., lease. Agent Arn Cenedella, 650/566-5329 Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $965/month Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA - $2,900

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Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA Beautiful home on nice cul-de-sac in So. PA. Spacious living room w/ FP, eat-in kitchen with updated appliances, hardwood & carpeting. 1-car garage. Private patio. Convenient to Charleston shopping center. Call John W. King, Keller Williamsb at 650-483-2710 to view.

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Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA Remdld. $2500/mo. 650-815-5911 Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $2400 Palo Alto, 4 BR/2 BA - $3300, mon Portola Valley, 4 BR/3 BA - $5,450/mo. Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $2300/mo Woodside, 4 BR/4+ BA - $18000

809 Shared Housing/ Rooms ALL AREAS - ROOMMATES.COM Browse hundreds of online listings with photos and maps. Find your roommate with a click of the mouse! Visit: http:// www.Roommates.com. (AAN CAN) Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $850.00 Mountain View, 2 BR/1.5 BA - $698 Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA - $1060.00/m Room for rent Furnished room, private bath entrance, light cooking. $650+dep. Utilities inc. 6 month lease or more. Non smoke, no pets. (650)493-3747

810 Cottages for Rent Portola Valley, 1 BR/1.5 BA Los Trancos Woods, Bright and Cheery Cottage. Large outdoor decks. Office with view of the Bay. 425-531-1333

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172 Ada Ave. #9 Mountain View Townhome with a large yard 3 bed/2.5 bath 1,442 sq ft $668,000 Open Sat & Sun 1:30 to 4:30

450 Sierra Vista Ave. #5 Mountain View

Los Altos, 4 BR/3.5 BA Creekside Contemporary w/ Los Altos Country Club Attitude Gourmet, Eat-in Kitchen w/ 5-burner, Gas Cooktop, 2 ovens, Vaulted Ceilings, hardwood floors, marble baths, 2-Master Suites, Cul-de-Sac, many designer touches, EZCare Yd.

830 Commercial/ Income Property PA: California Avenue For sublease 2 prof. offices w/secretarial area. Contact Maureen, maureen@ dotylaw.com or 650/327-0100.

840 Vacation Rentals/Time Shares $1300 5 Star Timeshare Bed & Breakfast B&B Hotel

995 Fictitious Name Statement TRADICIONES PERUANAS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 532802 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Tradiciones Peruanas at 1161 N. Lawrence Expway, Sunnyvale, CA 94089, Santa Clara County: TRADICIONES PERUANAS 1161 N. Lawrence Expway Sunnyvale, CA 94089 This business is owned by a Corporation. Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 01/01/2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on January 8, 2010. (Voice Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010) MOUNTAIN VIEW INN FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 533338 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Mountain View Inn at 2300 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County: B.B. PATEL 2 Cowell Lane Atherton, CA 94027 This business is owned by an individual. Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business

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name(s) listed herein on 8/1/81. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on January 22, 2010. (Voice Feb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5, 2010) CHANNEL RECRUITING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 533868 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Channel Recruiting at 1930 Mount Vernon Court, # 2, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County: AMIT SAWHNEY 1930 Mount Vernon Court # 2 Mountain View, CA 94040 This business is owned by an individual. Registrant/Owner has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on February 4, 2010. (Voice Feb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5, 2010)

997 All Other Legals NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (SECS. 6104, 6105 U.C.C.) Notice is hereby given to creditors of the within named seller that a bulk sale is about to be made of the assets described below. The name and business address of the seller is BIRLIK CORPORATION, 300 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041-1206. The location in California of the chief executive office of the seller is: (If

"same as above", so state.) Same As listed by the seller, all other business names and addresses used by the seller within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the buyer are: (If "none", so state.) 376 First Street, Los Altos, CA 94022. The name and business address of the buyer is Ozcan Unlu, 300 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA. 94041-1206. The assets to be sold are described in general as inventory of furniture, fixtures and equipment, goodwill, leasehold improvements and covenant not to compete. and are located at 300 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041-1206. The business name used by the seller at that location is Ristorante Bella Vita. The anticipated date of the bulk sale is March 10, 2010 at HERITAGE BANK OF COMMERCE, CORPORATE ESCROW SERVICES, 18625 Sutter Boulevard, Morgan Hill, CA. 95037 The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. If so subject, the name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is Heritage Bank Of Commerce, Inc., Corporate Escrow Services, 18625 Sutter Boulevard, Morgan Hill, CA. 95037 And the last date for filing claims shall be March 9, 2010 which is the business day before the sale date specified above. Dated: February 2, 2010 By: /s/ Ozcan Unlu Ozcan Unlu (Voice Feb. 19, 2010)

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Charming two bedroom, two bath home located a short distance from the newly renovated Monta Loma shopping center, the elementary school, and a lush city park. Enjoy indoor or outdoor entertaining. New interior and exterior paint. Light and bright ready to move in! 1,388 square feet of living space and a 4,792 square foot lot.

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$4,495,000

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$4,150,000

Exceptional estate which includes a 1.12 Acre parcel with main home, pool, gazebo plus a 1.25 Acre parcel w/ guest house, tennis court, 2nd gazebo for a total of 2.37 Acres adjacent to the open space Arastradero Preserve. Palo Alto Schools. Gated Country French Estate situated on 1.3 acres of park-like setting bordered by a meandering creek, approx one block to the Village. Elegant spacious home with family friendly flexibility. 6,488 sq. ft. of living space: 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths including guest house, separate bonus/entertainment room and library/office. Other features include sparkling pool, vegetable gardens, and garages for four cars. Newly constructed Mediterranean style villa w/ sweeping views to the Bay. Located on a private cul-de-sac, 5 BR/5 BA + 2 ½ BA, 4700 sq. ft., 1.5 acres, theater, wine cellar & elevator. Palo Alto schools

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Gated property on quiet cul-de-sac on a highly desired street in Los Altos Hills. Great floor plan featuring 5 bedrooms and 3 baths plus office/study with wet bar. Spacious rooms throughout, newer appliances in kitchen, remodeled master bath, with tennis court and pool, 3 car garage. Minutes to town.

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$3,349,000

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$2,895,000

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$2,185,000

Spacious 4-bedroom, 2-bath ranch style home on 1 acre lot with guest house and pool. Double pane windows, updated kitchen and bathrooms and sky lights. Guest house has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, kitchen and laundry room. Makes great rental with its private setting from main house.

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Charming two Story home. 4 BR/ 2 BA upstairs plus in-law quarters off garage w/ kitchenette. Step down Living room w/ fireplace and recessed lighting Separate dining room, Bright and sunny kitchen with breakfast nook. Swimming pool, expansive yard with sprawling lawns. Excellent Los Altos Elementary Oak School.

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2255 SHOWERS DR. #313

$449,500

Lovely Parc Crossings 1 bed and a den in perfect condition...New Carpets...New Paint...New Blinds...Washer & Dryer in unit...Central Air...Fabulous Location...Nothing to do but move in and enjoy!

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Spacious & elegant end-unit condominium in Mountain View’s sought-after Magnolia Square Rarely available downstairs end-unit located on the back [quiet] side of this mature complex just steps away from your parking space and your garage! Over 1,400 square feet of elegant living with 2 remodeled bathrooms, 2 bedrooms, lots of closet and storage space, inside washer/dryer, gorgeous chef’s kitchen with an abundance of cabinetry & granite counter tops, wood floors, large formal entry, formal and casual dining areas, 2 patios - the largest opening to a display of scenic foliage, and a large step-down living room boasting a focal-point granite fireplace as well as glass wall with sliding door and an elevated area perfect for a home office or piano. Minutes from commute routes, shopping, Shoreline Park & Golf Course! A safe haven to retreat from after a long days work in a super private setting with no neighbors viewing you!

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301 STOCKBRIDGE AV SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,849,000 4 BR 3.5 BA Outstanding West Atherton Opportunity in Los Lomitas. Large Lot. Enhance or built new Hunt & Robinson 650.325.6161

961 THATCHER COURT SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,395,000 4 BR 2 BA Gorgeous home w/bright,designer int.Lg kit w/granite counters,new SS appl,and brkfst nook. Bryan Robertson 650.948.0456

COMPLETELY REMODELED $1,399,000 4 BR 2.5 BA Home in the desirable Los Altos school system.4 bdrm(including 2 mstr Bdrm suites),3 BaRms Dave Luedtke 650.941.7040

3334 BRYANT ST SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,258,000 3 BR 2 BA Desirable Midtown location on tree-lined street. Updated kit, baths, double-pane windows. Judy Shen 650.328.5211

2178 JEWELL DR SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $698,000 4 BR 2 BA Gorgeous 4/2.Cherry-inlaid flrs,stunning kit.Huge grt rm.Fabls mstr retreat w/whirlpl tub Aileen La Bouff 650.948.0456

GREAT OPPORTUNITY! $849,000 CUPERTINO 2 BR 2 BA Newer condo for 55+ years. WOODSPRING CONDO $568,000 Grnt kit,lrg mstr,travertine baths,inside 2 BR 2 BA Located near the Los Altos/ lndry. 650.941.7040 Cuptno border,conveniently located close Buchanan & Bowen to shops & restaurants LOS ALTOS HILLS Terrie Masuda 650.941.7040 27580 ELENA RD COMMERCIAL OFFICE CONDO $225,000 $3,450,000 Desirable Monte Vista location. 2 offices, SUN 1:30 - 4:30 7 BR 6.5 BA This elegant Hm will impress reception area and restroom Dana Willson 650.941.7040 even the most discriminating tastes. Exquisite touches thruout Vivi Chan 650.941.7040 HALF MOON BAY

1640 NOTRE DAME DR SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,199,000 3 BR 2 BA Exceptional Varsity Park hm w beautiful remodeled interior & landscaped yards. LA schools. Lan L. Bowling 650.328.5211 1517 CANNA COURT SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $635,000 3 BR 2.5 BA TH End Unit.Kit w/tile floor,grnte counter tops.FR w/sliding door to priv.patio. Royce Cablayan 650.948.0456

2211 LATHAM ST #214 SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $408,000 ELEGANT CONTEMPORARY $3,399,000 2 BR 2 BA Lrg LR w/gas frplc w/sliding door 9 TURNBERRY CT to balcony.Frml din area.Good sized kit w/ SUN 1 - 4 $1,599,000 6 BR 4.5 BA Nestled on a private road in tile cntr tops the hills,this custom Hm has sweeping vws 5 BR 3.5 BA Come hm to paradise on the Royce Cablayan 650.948.0456 Coast.This Ocean Colony hm has 4700+sq. of the Valley. Terrie Masuda 650.941.7040 ft. of luxury living PALO ALTO Elizabeth Thompson 650.941.7040 LOS GATOS 320 KELLOGG AV SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $7,998,000 460 SANTA ROSA LOS ALTOS SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,395,000 7 BR 6.5 BA Exquisite home on 1/2 acre lot 50 PINE LANE 4 BR 4.5 BA An upper-level mstr ste w/chef's kitchen & separate guest quarters SAT/SUN 1 - 4 $3,988,000 650.325.6161 is a lavish retreat w/a separate sitting Tim Trailer 5 BR 5.5 BA French country home presents area,pass-through frplc. PALO ALTO $3,980,000 classic elegance and modern functionality. Vicki Geers 650.941.7040 6 BR 5.5 BA Xquisite 2stry 8 yrs nw cstom Terri Couture 650.941.7040 blt in Crescent Prk 4300sqft living area lot 450 SANTA ROSA DR 439 RINCONADA SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,899,900 size 12,400sqft SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $3,649,000 4 BR 2.5 BA Beautifully remodeled two Dora Thordarson 650.941.7040 4 BR 3.5 BA Enjoys Mills Act benefits. level home & vineyard in Alta Vista area SECLUDED PROPERTY $2,998,000 Classic Farnsworth hm in the heart of Los with far reaching views 5 BR 3 BA Private property-value in the Altos,built in 1895. Vicki Geers 650.941.7040 land.Excellent opportunity in Old PA. Buchanan & Bowen 650.941.7040 13,500 sf w/90'x150'. MENLO PARK Hunt & Robinson 650.325.6161 24481 SUMMERHILL SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,599,000 578 OLIVE ST 1234 PITMAN AVE 3 BR 1.5 BA Idyllic private location w/ SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $3,495,000 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,498,000 gorgeous views!20,000 sq ft lot,charming 6 BR 6 BA New, 5000 sf Craftsman in 4 BR 3 BA 9-year-young custom built lot Hm.Hrdwd flrs,frplc. W. Menlo. +10k lot! High-End Finishes & over 7000. House over 2700+ Attached Terri Couture 650.941.7040 Countless Amenities grg.Family rm+sep study Mandana Nejad 650.325.6161 Julie Lau 650.325.6161 124 2ND ST #3 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,479,000 TOWNHOME BY GOLF COURSE $979,000 YOU'LL BE DELIGHTED. $1,585,000 3 BR 2.5 BA Le Coeur De La Ville town 2 BR 2 BA Beautiful TH in a tranquil area. 4 BR 2.5 BA Spacious rooms, Oak flrs, 2 FP. hm. Gor kit. LR w/FP. Private patio. Hrdwd Hardwood floors in living room, dining Brown & Kaufman home w/"good bones" in flrs. 2-car prkng room & kitchen move-in cond. Dana Willson 650.941.7040 Patsy Kodama 650.325.6161 Nancy Goldcamp 650.325.6161

3780 STARR KING CIF SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,199,000 4 BR 2 BA Beautiful & Bright, this fully renovated home is a classic contemporary with open-design. Lan L. Bowling 650.328.5211 365 FOREST AVE #2E SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,050,000 2 BR 2.5 BA Premium downtown loc! Approx 1918sq ft condo. Close to vibrant Univ Ave. Bike to Sanford Jon Anderson 650.325.6161

2176 JEWELL DR SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $598,000 3 BR 2 BA Gorgeous.Oak flrs.Grnt,stone & oak kit.D/pane wndws,newer furnace & roof.Pvt,l/scaped yrd Aileen La Bouff 650.948.0456 4535 CARAWAY COURT SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $480,000 4 BR 2.5 BA Roomy, conventional, floorplan with LR, DR & kitchen on 1st floor, bedroom upstairs Jim Galli 650.941.7040

548 EVERETT AVE SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $949,000 2 BR 2 BA Impeccably remod. Fml DR.Spa SAN MATEO like master bath.Georgous kit.Lrg rms. storge attic. 2 car grg FABULOUS VIEW PROPERTY! $1,075,000 Zach Trailer 650.325.6161 4 BR 3.5 BA Enjoy this beautiful sunrise for the rest of your life! SM Highlands 2615 COWPER ST SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $920,000 remodeled 2 BR 1 BA Cute 2 bad & 1 bath cottage Brendan Callahan 650.325.6161 style home in Midtown Teresa Lin 650.328.5211 SANTA CLARA 2216 AMHERST ST SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $799,000 1 BR 1 BA Vintage redwood and oak cottage. Tree studded rustic setting. Charm, character provided. Nancy Goldcamp 650.325.6161

753 VALLEY WAY SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $718,000 3 BR 2 BA On a tree lined street.Kit w/ brkfst bar,maple cabinets.MBD w/hrdwd flr,closet cedar lined. Royce Cablayan 650.948.0456

DESIRABLE ROSEWALK HOME $778,000 2 BR 2.5 BA This inviting townhouse is SANTA CRUZ centrally located.A bright & open liv rm has vaulted ceilings EXPANSIVE AND DRAMATIC $12,995,000 Terrie Masuda 650.941.7040 4 BR 4 full BA + 3 half Estate & Equestrian facility is nestled on 80 spectacular acres in 101 ALMA ST #208 SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 CALL FOR PRICE the Pleasant Vlly. 1 BR 1 BA Unique opportunity. New Bosch Susan Furstman 650.941.7040 appliances, carpet, light fixture, & more. A bright delight. SUNNYVALE Amy Sung 650.325.6161 1065 SAGINAW TE #201 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $510,000 REDWOOD CITY THE HOPKINS 14 UNITS $2,550,000 2 BR 2 BA Lovely single level condo with Great location w/ easy access to El Camino upgrades throughout.Grnt Kit Cntrs w/ Real, shopping & commuter train. Fully rented. backspash. Veronica Rudick 650.325.6161 Nargis Sadruddin 650.941.7040

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