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or seven years Mountain View has been home to Google, the hottest company in the world. But for all that time its substantial property taxes — and those of other major companies in the area north of Highway 101 — have been diverted into a special city fund through something called the Regional Shoreline Park Community.

It’s an arrangement that some local school officials would like to see reevaluated. Craig Goldman, CFO of the Mountain View Whisman School District, says his district hasn’t been getting the full benefit of those companies’ property taxes. This year alone, he said, Mountain View’s elementary and middle schools are missing out on $5.8 million in property tax revenue from Google and other big-ticket Mountain View companies located in

“We’re not interested in picking a fight with the city.” CRAIG GOLDMAN

the Shoreline area. Another $4.3 million would go to the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District. The Mountain View Regional Shoreline Park Community, also known as the “Shoreline Community,” was created in 1969 to funnel property taxes into paying for Shoreline Park maintenance and for improvements to the surrounding indusSee SHORELINE, page 8

Council OKs flood basin concept for McKelvey Park the waters of Permanente and Hale creeks overflow their banks hough they took issue with — and to save homeowners in several design details, City certain areas from having to Council members approved buy flood insurance. Three other a conceptual plan Tuesday for flood basins have been proposed, turning McKelvey Park into a including two in the Los Altos area 15-foot-deep flood basin, includ- which have yet to be approved and ing new baseball fields and a play- another one, already approved by ground paid for by the Santa Clara the council as a concept, in the Valley Water District. Cuesta Annex. The council voted 4-1 to approve A handful of neighbors opposed the concept with the use of artimembers Jac ficial turf proSiegel opposed, posed for the A handful of Laura Macias new ball fields, abstaining and neighbors opposed which they said Mike Kasperzak would keep absent for the the use of artificial them from being third week in a to walk their turf proposed for the able row. dogs at the park. Council memAnd a new playnew ball fields. bers and sports ground for the leagues were park, which has largely supportnever had one, ive of the idea, saying it was an was slated for a dangerous location, opportunity to upgrade the park neighbors said, facing oncoming at no cost to the city and that traffic at the northern tip of the lowering the park by 15 feet could park on Miramonte Avenue at the actually be aesthetically pleasing. corner of Park Drive. But neighbors said the park’s new Council members agreed, and conceptual design was too orient- said the playground should ed towards sports and not enough trade places with a portion of towards neighborhood needs. the parking lot in the design, The concept is part of a larger which is twice as large as the Water District plan to protect current one with 72 spaces. 2,250 homes in Mountain View from a “100-year flood” — when See COUNCIL, page 11 By Daniel DeBolt




Helen Kim examines artwork by Monta Loma students while perusing “Arts in Action,” an annual exhibit put on by CSMA which showcases the works of local students and faculty. The show is currently on display in the City Hall Rotunda through March 21.

MVLA board approves bond measure By Kelsey Mesher


fter 18 months of “exploration,” trustees of the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District voted 5-0 at their regular meeting Monday to place a $41.3 million bond measure on the June 8 ballot.


In the last few months, board members and administrators have been reaching out to various groups to gauge support for the bond, said Superintendent Barry Groves. He himself had spoken with at least 20 groups, he said, including PTAs, the City Council and the Chamber of Commerce,

and received “really positive” feedback. The proposed bond would extend the current tax rate — $14.70 per $100,000 of assessed valuation — by six years. The current bond, approved by voters See MVLA, page 12



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OW LONG will it take for Silicon Valley to save us all from the Great Recession?” That’s the question I put to Ken Layne, an old friend of mine, in his new sort-of advice column, “Ask Ken Layne” (www.trueslant. com/kenlayne). His response was brief: “Oh they just need to come up with another couple dozen Social Networks and interactive tablet experiences and everybody’s rich. Probably about 27 days from now. Be ready!” This can’t be right, seeing as how we already have the ultimate social networking tool in the form of Twitter — which, by the way, the Mountain View Voice has joined. Follow us there at mvvoice. These columnists, I tell you. Sometimes I think they’re just making it up. Interestingly, counting forward 27 days from the date Ken posted his response gets you to April 1. ... “ALMOST 1,000 WOMEN and family members attended the El Camino Women’s Hospital Day of Dance event Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Santa Clara Convention Center,” wrote Hatti Hamlin on behalf of the hospital. The event, she said, “focused on cardiovascular health” and incorporated “dance and exercise demonstrations ranging from line dancing to Bollywood and yoga to kickboxing. See EDITOR’S DESK, page 6

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SUPERFRIENDS: People dressed as superheroes take in the sights at Taqueria Los Charros on Dana Street last Sunday. One organizer said the group was taking part in a kind of seminar “to let go of negative feelings.”

Arrest made in $1K robbery on Terra Bella By Kelsey Mesher


olice have a Mountain View man in custody following a late-night armed robbery on Terra Bella Avenue last week in which the victim lost more than $1,000 in cash. At about 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 3, an employee of Elit Litigation Solutions at 1160 Terra Bella Ave. was exiting the business when two men approached him, one of them holding a small

handgun, and demanded his wallet, said police spokesperson Liz Wylie. The men took the victim’s wallet and car keys — although they didn’t take his car — before ordering him back inside the building, Wylie said. The wallet reportedly contained more than $1,000 in cash that the man was intending to use to pay his rent. The victim described the robbers only as black male adults of average height and build, and said

they fled in a beige or gold Lexus or Toyota. Twenty minutes later, a patrol officer somewhere in the vicinity of the crime pulled over a Toyota Camry with two black male adults inside, Wylie said. “We had nothing to connect the two at the time,” she said, adding that “They weren’t even wearing necessarily the right clothing.” However, “We took down their names, and the officers docuSee ROBBERY, page 7

Police probe several copper thefts Kelsey Mesher


olice say a string of copper wire thefts have hit Mountain View in recent days, with the third incident reported last Friday after thieves ripped $32,000 worth of copper wire from the roof of a vacant building on Shorebird Way. According to police, a property manager discovered the theft while inspecting the roof of the building at 1371 Shore-

bird Way. Police got the call on March 5, but believe the theft occurred sometime in the month between Feb. 4 and March 4. “Somebody got on the roof,” said police spokesperson Liz Wylie. “There’s no sign of forced entry — the assumption is they used a ladder — and ripped all the copper wiring off the roof.” Meanwhile, Mountain View police are investigating the theft of copper wire ripped from

several electrical boxes in the parking lot of Shoreline Amphitheatre. That theft was reported on Monday, March 1, and is believed to have happened over the previous weekend. A report of copper wire theft from Diamond Systems Corporation at 1255 Terra Bella Ave. was also made on that date. In the Shoreline Amphitheatre incident, a groundskee-

he federal government has concluded that NASA Ames will have to pay for any restoration of historic Hangar One on its own and without the Navy’s help, leaving the structure with no designated restoration funding even as it faces partial demolition later this year. The decision, released Friday, caps months of review by the White House Office of Management and Budget, which last year took over negotiations between NASA and the Navy over how to pay for renovating the iconic 200-foot-tall structure, slated to be de-skinned this November as part of the Navy’s clean-up obligations at Moffett Field. The OMB’s conclusion puts the situation back to where it was last year, when NASA said it could not afford the $15 million-plus to re-skin Hangar One. This year the NASA Ames Research Center is seeing a substantial increase in funding, but has not commented on whether it can now afford to re-skin the hangar. Hangar One’s siding is layered with PCBs and asbestos, and the Navy is in contract to have the siding completely removed in November to meet EPA standards. As a result of community pressure, the Navy will stop short of completely removing the skeletal frame. Preservationists say that unless funding is provided by Congress or someone else — perhaps a private developer allowed to restore and lease out the hangar — it appears that the massive skeletal frame will be left to the elements come November. That situation is opposed by every elected official in the area. The OMB’s decision was announced by Navy representative Kathryn Stewart in a March

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Nearly $17 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants have been awarded to Silicon Valley public transportation systems, with one of the three grants funding hybrid buses for the Valley Transportation Authority. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, said investment in transit is a great use of stimulus money because the work creates jobs in construction and transit operations. Other benefits are fewer automobile commutes by residents and less traffic, with less consumption of energy, Eshoo said in a press release. The VTA will purchase 20 40-foot-long hybrid buses under a $12,251,784 grant. Samtrans, in San Mateo County, will purchase two 40-foot replacement buses

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The biggest hit was a Zumba demonstration — which might be described as a Latin version of Jazzercise — that had hun-

and two 35-foot replacement buses under a $2,045,371 grant. And Caltrain will fund the San Mateo County Railroad Bridge Replacement Project under a $2,684,596 grant. — Palo Alto Weekly

BAR BUDDY GETS PHONE STOLEN, FACE PUNCHED A man lent his iPhone to a stranger last week at Fred’s Place on Old Middlefield Road, and in return got a punch in the face and the phone stolen, police say. According to reports, the victim, a 29-year-old Mountain View man, and his friends had struck up a conversation with the robber and his friends at the bar last Wednesday evening. The two groups did not know each another, said police spokesperson Liz Wylie. dreds hitting the dance floor.� She added that people from Mountain View’s own Cheryl Burke Dance Studio were on hand. “It was all part of a nationwide event organized by Spirit of Women (SOW) Hospital Network, a national coalition that

“At some point the suspect asks to borrow his iPhone,� Wylie said, adding that this occurred sometime between 12:30 and 1 a.m., though the incident was not reported until nine hours later. “The suspect makes a call but then starts to leave the bar with the phone in his hands,� she said. “The victim went after him and tried to stop him, but the suspect turned around and punched him in the face multiple times.� When others from the bar came to intervene, said Wylie, the robber fled and drove off in a light-colored SUV. He was described as a black male adult, of average size, in his 20s or 30s. The victim suffered multiple minor abrasions on his face and a swollen eye. — Kelsey Mesher aims to improve women’s health and health policy. El Camino Hospital is the only SOW member in Northern California.� V

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Pentagon shooter had run-in with Mountain View cops JOHN PATRICK BEDELL, KILLED LAST WEEK IN WASHINGTON, D.C., WAS ARRESTED IN 2007 By Kelsey Mesher


ohn Patrick Bedell, the man killed after opening fire on two officers at the Pentagon last Thursday, had been arrested in Mountain View back in 2007 for violent and erratic behavior, police said. According to police records, Bedell was arrested after an encounter with a father and his then-6-yearold son while they were playing soccer at Bubb field. On Aug. 11, John Bedell 2007, police received a phone call from a man reporting that Bedell had threatened him and tried to hit him with a stick. “This man and his son were playing soccer at the school when John Patrick Bedell came up wearing no shirt and carrying a six-foot-long wooden stick,” said police spokesperson Liz Wylie. Wylie said Bedell asked if he could play soccer with the man and his son. When the father refused, Bedell got angry. According to reports, the father directed the boy to leave for home on his bicycle. He then tried to confront Bedell about his behavior. Then, Wylie said, “Bedell threatens to knock his teeth out, and starts swinging the stick around.” The father fled on his bicycle, she


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mented that they had talked to them and released them.” Soon after, Wylie said, the detective investigating the case obtained a surveillance tape from the company. Patrol officers recognized one of the men in the tape as one of those in the vehicle that evening, she said. “Since we knew who he was and had him identified, we ended up getting a search warrant,” she said.


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per called police after discovering a vandalized electrical junction box at the base of a light pole in the parking lot. Police found that nearly all of the 21 junction boxes at the bases of the light poles in the parking lot were damaged, Wylie said. Estimates put the stolen wiring at about $1,000, and repairing the lighting system at an additional

said, and Bedell attempted to chase him on foot. Police caught up to him up at the corner of Montalto Drive and Hans Avenue, and arrested him for brandishing a weapon, Wylie said. She added that he was never close enough to actually hit the father, so he was not charged with a more serious crime. Bedell was booked in the county jail and pleaded no contest to fighting in public. He was given 20 days of work furlough. “That’s the only contact we’ve ever had with him, and we don’t know why he was in Mountain View,” Wylie said. At the time of the incident, Bedell was reportedly living in Hollister. “There were times when he was completely coherent and he would answer our questions and do what we told him to do,” Wylie said of his time in MVPD custody. “And in between there were times when he was speaking complete nonsense.” “It was nothing that the federal government was going to want to know about,” she added. “It was the equivalent of talking about rainbows and flowers. It made absolutely no sense.” Bedell reportedly has been put on “psychological commitment holds” many times while in police custody over his life. Wylie said she could not give out information on whether Mountain View police placed him on such a hold in 2007. V

The following day, on Thursday, March 4, 18-year-old Dante Brown was arrested in his Rock Street home in Mountain View, Wylie said. He was booked into the main jail in San Jose for one count of robbery. A second suspect remains at large, she said. Wylie said some evidence was found at Brown’s residence, but she would not specify what it was. “We believe he is the one with the gun, but we did not locate the gun, she said, adding that the stolen items have not yet been recovered. V

$30,000. Wylie said police have no leads at this time, and no particular evidence to suggest the crimes are connected. Anyone with information is asked to call Mountain View police at (650) 903-6344. Copper wire theft increases when the metal’s value rises, Wylie said. The current going rate for copper is $2.95 per pound, she said, adding that people can recycle it at recycling centers without having to identify themselves.

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trial neighborhood. Today the area, bordered by Stevens Creek to the east and San Antonio Road to the west, is home to the city’s wealthiest companies. As a result, “We have an incredible white-collar commercial industry in Mountain View, but we receive a relatively small contribution of tax revenue for our local schools,” Goldman said. Although he is not calling for the tax district to be abolished outright, Goldman says he would like to reassess ways that local schools might receive a larger slice of the city’s

district, meaning it can benefit from increases in local property tax revenue. The city does make sure that some of those funds make it back to the schools. In 2006 it agreed to give $450,000 a year from the Shoreline Community to each of the two school districts in Mountain View, and that amount increases by 3 percent a year. As part of the agreement, those funds must be used for technology-related programs, and the high school district uses it to fund the Freestyle Academy, a supplemental program emphasizing multimedia education. Local schools also get a portion of the Shoreline Community’s property tax revenue

“We have an incredible white-collar commercial industry in Mountain View, but we receive a relatively small contribution of tax revenue for our local schools.” CRAIG GOLDMAN

biggest pie. City officials say that without the Shoreline Community tax revenue, the city would not be able to operate Shoreline Park or maintain and improve Shoreline’s industrial area, which is central to the city’s economy. The Shoreline Community is expected to bring in $26.8 million in revenue this year and has $19 million in ongoing expenses. They also say that the Shoreline Community tax district is the reason those big companies came to Mountain View in the first place. “If the Community did not exist, it is unlikely the property taxes would be at the level they are at,” said city finance director Patty Kong in an e-mail. “Before the (tax) district was created there was basically nothing there but landfills.” But school officials believe circumstances have changed since then. Today, Goldman said, the money diverted from local elementary and middle schools equals about a quarter of Mountain View Whisman’s entire $24 million general fund budget — at least another $1,000 in annual revenue per student. With that money, he said, the district could have more competitive teacher salaries, smaller classroom sizes and more funding for programs that serve the district’s poorer students. Part of the reason Goldman is singling out the Shoreline Community now is that last year Mountain View Whisman was designated a “basic aid”

based on 1969 property values. In 1969, Shoreline Community properties were worth $200 million, but now total over $3 billion. City manager Kevin Duggan pointed out that the city also gives back by providing services for local schools which are uncommon in other cities, including after-school programs, field maintenance, sports facilities at Graham and Crittenden middle schools, crossing guards and two police school resource officers. School officials say they are grateful for those services, but that it doesn’t make up for the many millions in lost tax revenue. Never sunsets It’s not unusual for a redevelopment area to siphon funds from schools. There are almost 400 such areas in the state, including another one in Mountain View, also created in 1969, that is soon expiring: The “downtown revitalization district” will sunset in 2011, releasing $832,000 in property taxes to Mountain View Whisman by 2019. But the Shoreline Community was created by a state Assembly bill which allows it to exist forever — basically for as long as the Shoreline Community has debt. Right now the Shoreline Community is on the hook for about $38 million in bonded debt, Kong said, and over $50 million more has been proposed. Largely thanks to Google’s Continued on next page

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increasingly valuable property, the Shoreline Community’s property tax revenues have been increasing. In 2005, its property taxes totaled $17.1 million, but are estimated to have grown to $26.8 million this year. According to county tax assessor Larry Stone, Google is behind only Cisco and Lockheed in Santa Clara County when it comes to having the most valuable “business personal property,” which is everything a company owns besides real estate. Google has about 10,000 employees in the city. History of success Without the Shoreline Community, the Shoreline area would not be what it is today. The Highway 101 overpasses at Shoreline Boulevard and Rengstorff Avenue were built with its funds. Every extension of the Stevens Creek Trail was paid for, at least partially, by the Shoreline Community. The area’s street maintenance, along with numerous city employees, are covered by Shoreline Community funds. Probably the most unusual costs in the Shoreline Community are the ongoing maintenance of three closed landfills under Shoreline Park (about $200,000 annually) and Shoreline Park itself. “The city’s general fund would not be able to sustain the costs associated with operation and maintenance of its hundreds of acres” without the Shoreline Community, Duggan said in an e-mail. In total, the Shoreline Community’s ongoing costs this year are $18.7 million. That includes $3.7 million in “direct operation costs”; $6.9 million in debt payments; $5.2 million in “reimbursements” for ongoing police, fire and administrative services; and $2.8 million in payments to local schools and the county, which also forgoes taxes to the Shoreline Community. Once all the bills are paid, the city expects to have about $20 million in the Shoreline Community fund at the end of the fiscal year, Kong said. City staffers have proposed using a bond to fund a series of recently approved Shoreline Community projects, including a $9 million athletic field on a former landfill along Garcia Avenue, a $10 million fire station on Shoreline Boulevard and a $4 million crossing for the Permanente Creek Trail over Highway 101. The most expensive Shoreline Community project in the works is a boutique hotel and conference center next to Google,

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which would be subsidized with a $31.5 million no-interest Shoreline Community bond. In return, the city’s general fund could receive $1.5 to $2 million a year in new land lease and hotel tax revenues, which Duggan said is “probably the best alternative we have to continue to generate new general fund revenues.” Google backed out of deal to develop the hotel in 2008, but another developer has since stepped in and negotiations are underway. City officials say the project will help Mountain View compete with other cities to attract new business. Other expensive projects may be needed to support the major growth expected in the Shoreline area. A transit system for the Shoreline area that connects to the downtown train station seems likely, and planning director Randy Tsuda has suggested the city help pay for it with Shoreline Community funds. The city may also have to help pay to mitigate increased flood risks predicted in the coming decades for the Shoreline area. The Prop. 13 problem Goldman said he could see why the Shoreline Community appeared to be a workable idea when it was created in 1969. But in 1978 it became unworkable, he said, when Proposition 13 passed, making it difficult for local schools to increase property tax revenue. No renegotiation of the Shoreline Community fund was made then, and it became a case where “one hand didn’t account for the other,” Goldman said of the city and local schools. Goldman says he understands that the city has some very expensive obligations for the Shoreline Community funds. “We’re not interested in picking a fight with the city,” he said, only in looking at “ways the school district can see greater benefits without having a negative impact on the city.” Meanwhile, Mountain ViewLos Altos officials had a different take on the issue. Thanks in part to substantial Los Altos property taxes, the high school district has the highest paid high school teachers in the state. Joe White, the district’s assistant superintendent of business, said he did not know exactly how much money his district was losing to the Shoreline Community. But when it comes to the $450,000 MVLA gets from the Shoreline Community, via the city, “We are satisfied with the agreement we have entered into,” he said. V

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said they already have huge demand from prospective tenants because of an unusual need for office space downtown. “A good-looking building is always better than a parking lot,” said council member Ronit Bryant, reflecting the largely positive opinion of the council. The project’s architect said the development team had met with the California High Speed Rail Authority and felt sure that plans for two additional tracks along the Caltrain corridor would not affect the office building project. He added that high speed trains would be quieter than existing trains, and that an access road was included in the design in case trains required more room in the future.

GOOGLE GIVES $75K TO KEEP BOOKMOBILE GOING The city’s budget problems were eased slightly on Tuesday when the City Council

approved a $75,000 donation from Google to keep the library’s bookmobile in service. The donation effectively removes the elimination of bookmobile service from a list of potential budget cuts this year as the city faces a $5 million general fund budget deficit. The city’s bookmobile was unveiled in 2006, and built with a $200,000 grant from Google. It was called the most high-tech bookmobile in existence as it is equipped with WiFi and several computers for its users. Despite the new funds, the bookmobile may still have reduced service next year and could be eliminated in 201112, said library director Karen Burnett in a staff report. The increasingly popular service is usually funded with $97,000 a year. It stops at Castro School and the Googleplex, among other places.

say, ‘We can put this into the plan.’ I really wished that could be part of the park.” Representatives of local youth sports leagues were largely supportive of the conceptual project, including the proposed artificial turf, which would allow them to use it year-round. The park’s fields currently are closed in the winter months. The conceptual plan includes a long list of improvements for the two baseball fields, including new snack shacks with garbage disposals in the sinks, batting cages, bleachers, even WiFi throughout the facility.


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5 e-mail: “This is to inform you that the OMB arbitration process has concluded. The outcome of the OMB process was a determination that the Navy is responsible for environmental cleanup actions, and NASA is responsible for Hangar One reuse and residing. Navy and NASA will continue to work together to determine the most appropriate path forward for coordinating the Navy’s cleanup activities with NASA’s reuse.”

“Yep, after years of effort, our work has just begun.”

able solution could be found. On his blog at www.nuqu. org, Moffett Field Restoration Advisory Board member Steve Williams wrote that “those of us who want to see Hangar One re-skinned must now get Congress to appropriate the money to NASA, or we must work to find the money from other sources. Yep, after years of effort, our work has just begun.” The Moffett RAB was scheduled to discuss Hangar One on Thursday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in Building 943, located just outside the Moffett main gate.

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The City Council will likely impose new design requirements on the project in the future to address neighbors’ concerns. Macias was advised to abstain from the council dais because of the proximity of her home to McKelvey Park, but she decided to oppose the project from the public speaker’s podium. She said that when voters approved the Clean and Safe Creeks Act of 2000 to fund the project, they did not intend to have such an impact on open spaces. She added that the city does not have the space for what has become known as a “regional” sports facility at McKel-

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n any weekday morning, the students in Scott McGhee’s first period class at Graham Middle School are working diligently on their math skills. And though it looks like a typical classroom, the lessons are different here, with students working on different concepts and at varying skill levels, all at their own pace, under a new program developed at Foothill College. Graham’s “Math Accelerated Program,� or MAP, is modeled after a similar program at Foothill, “Math My Way,� which seeks to help students who are missing math basics fill in the blanks. Faculty at both Graham and Crittenden Middle School worked closely with Foothill instructors to develop their own version of the program, specifically for younger students.

Students at the middle schools were selected based on their California Standards Test (CST) scores. None of the students in the program — about 350 children district-wide — were proficient in math on the CST. “These are kids that are struggling, that have never been successful historically in math,� said Kim Thompson, assistant principal at Graham, who was the director of a condensed MAP program last summer. Although there is a significant age gap between the students, the classrooms at Graham, Crittenden and Foothill look almost alike: Students work individually through 10 “modules,� starting at the beginning with whole number concepts. The math students must write out each problem, box their answers and correct every mistake on their work. There are no grades in the typical sense: To pass an exam at the

end of each module, and move on through the program, students must score 87 percent or better. “The philosophy is the kids will master the standards,� Thompson said. “You don’t move on without mastering.�

that it has been an adjustment for the six math teachers at Graham, who now use their planning period to coordinate the switches and discuss student progress. “The time management is a big issue,� said Mike Ruth, a seasoned math teacher who is new to the district this year. “The math teachers basically gave up their planning period. I’ve never worked somewhere where teachers voluntarily do that.� “It’s definitely a positive for the kids,� he added. And the

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After the students take their assessment tests, the teachers meet and re-shuffle the classes. Students are grouped by their progress, so they will always be amongst peers who are around the same level. “The kids love the switch,� McGhee said, acknowledging

students seem to agree. “It’s kind of fun because different teachers have different ways of making you reach your goals,� said Jose Cruz, a seventh grader in McGhee’s class. And while for some it may seem like the switching could incite competition, the students

insisted the MAP classes were more about camaraderie. “The reason most of us are in here is we’ve missed something somewhere,� said eighth grader Peter Knight. McGhee said another major boon of the program is simply teaching the students how to be students. “I’ve never, in 13 years of teaching, had beginning level students show so much work,� he said. McGhee said he is hoping for more hard data to support what he believes is true: The MAP program is working. After their first trimester assessment, he said, 85 percent of students were advanced or proficient at their level of study. About 30 students will exit the program next year into their regular grade-level math, he said. “They came into the program three to four years behind, and in one year got on grade level,� McGhee said. “They have a lot more confidence now in math than ever before,� he added. V

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Clockwise from above: An actor declaims energetically in “Early Greek Theater.” Artist Raquel Coelho in her exhibition. The colorful, mixed-media “Indian Theater.”

Scenes from the history of theater come alive in artist’s fanciful ‘Shadow Boxes,’ now showing at CSMA


t would be tough to recount the entire history of world theater in 12 shadow boxes, but artist Raquel Coelho does a pretty good job hitting the highlights. Inside handmade redwood frames, Coelho’s dioramas depict crayon-colored scenes from theater traditions in Japan, Greece, India and other lands. Perky clay puppets take center stage, orating and dancing. It’s like a festival of visual-art one-acts. And the Bard gets a box to himself. In “Shakespeare Writes A Play,” the puppet playwright has a body made from elegant wine-colored corduroy and hair of crinkly paper. He grasps a giant quill. The details aren’t just whimsy. In the dozen shadow boxes now on display at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, Coelho hopes to capture the fleeting attention of children. Once they zero in on the doll eyes of the medieval actors in the “Middle Ages” box or the pennies that serve as Dionysus’ cart wheels, they may be intrigued to learn more about the theater. The Brazilian artist, who teaches in San Jose State University’s animation/illustration program, also creates kids’ books. Illustrations of the “Teatro” boxes were published as a book in Brazil, as part of a series that also includes the history of animation and music. First Coelho wrote the books, then designed them. She then created the boxes and illustrations. It’s all done in a cheerful, approachable style. At the CSMA opening reception last Friday, Coelho told a crowd she sees the works as “rustic, not perfectionist,” almost improvisational. Clearly delighted to see all the shadow boxes together again in a gallery, she said: “Here’s my family. My 12 kids!” The crowd seemed pleased, too. One visitor, John Reiland, praised the work for its “folkloric quality.” In creating the shadow boxes, Coelho said, she started INFORMATION: What: Shadow Boxes, an art exhibit exploring the history of theater, by Raquel Coelho Where: Community School of Music and Arts’ Mohr Gallery, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View When: Through March 28, open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: Free Info: Visit or call (650) 917-6800, ext. 306


Above: The shadow box “Shakespeare Writes A Play,” complete with crinklypaper hair. Right: In “Theater in Brazil in the 1500s,” the puppets have clay bodies and wiry legs.

by thinking about her favorite aspects of theater: the sense of play, the chance for an actor to become something he’s not, the costumes. She incorporated antique hardware, handmade puppets and other items in the boxes. In “Early Greek Theater,” painted cut-outs of people are the focus. One declaims enthusiastically as a chorus of other figures awaits a cue. The diorama is trimmed with plastic ivy leaves and bordered with a proscenium of red and gold ribbons. Actors’ legs are fashioned from red twisted wire in “Theater in Brazil in the 1500s,” giving them a playful look. A monk in brown cloth robes teaches, or perhaps leads a rehearsal. The exhibition also includes a glass case featuring some of Coelho’s books and figures used in her animation work. Coelho has also explored other branches of the arts world, playing viola, studying modern dance and singing with Brazilian-music bands. Looking at her shadow boxes on Friday, she said she wouldn’t mind adding another hands-on skill to her arsenal. “I wish each box had a crank,” she said: Viewers could turn it and the puppets could move. She shrugged, grinning. “But I can’t do the mechanism — too much engineering.” V




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arents interested in helping their local elementary school weather the latest round of state budget cuts have plenty of opportunity to make their views known during a series of budget forums currently being held by the Mountain View Whisman School District. The district’s forums are designed to help parents and others understand how the schools will operate on significantly less money than last year, even while enrollment will top out at a record high 4,712 students. During this process, which ends on March 30, school officials will show the difficulty of relying on state funds in a terrible budget year. Administrators at Mountain View Whisman, as well as other local districts, have said that state cuts are constantly changing, and that pinning down a final budget is like hitting a moving target. At last week’s kick-off session, held at Huff Elementary School, Craig Goldman, the district’s chief financial officer and heirapparent to Superintendent Maurice Ghysels, said the district estimates state funding will decrease by $1,309 per student, a tremendous hit — more than $6 million — to the district’s finances. The only way most districts can recover from such steep state cutbacks is to back off from longstanding class-sizereduction levels, Goldman said, adding that Mountain View Whisman will now be forced to pack 25 students into each and every classroom from kindergarten to third grade. That move enables Mountain View Whisman to go easy in other places: Goldman estimates the district will eliminate only 11 teaching positions and close 20 classrooms in the elementary schools, for a savings of nearly $1 million. That may be what counts for good news in a budget-busting year like this one. But having made, in the past, substantial gains in lowering class sizes and in providing many “extras� in other areas, the district is now sliding backwards, and will continue to do so unless the state economy recovers and more money flows to education. If this trend continues, local parents will need to step up and raise more money on their own for elementary school education. Some districts, meanwhile, are seeking approval of modest parcel taxes to help make up the difference and keep class sizes closer to 20 students per class. One thing is certain: If it takes several years for the state’s economy to recover — and the current indicators say it will — this game of endless budget cuts to our schools isn’t even close to being over. Look for the 2011-12 school year to be even worse than this one. As ever, parents wanting a decent education for their children will be forced to help with their own time and money. But the trials ahead will surely be made easier the better informed parents are, which is why we encourage all Mountain View Whisman parents to attend at least one of the remaining budget forums:




CITY NEEDS NEW ATTORNEY Editor: Mountain View’s temporary city attorney has already made her mark (intentions) by putting forth two exceptionally abusive code ordinances, which the current City Council approved. First, Jannie Quinn proposed (and got) the Code Compliance Permit Ordinance that requires permit fees and a very expensive city process paid for by building owners (including single-family homes) for any upgrade, improvement, or repair since the building was built (no grandfathering). Then Quinn came up with the new tenant relocation rules that require the landlords to pay relocation costs plus $2,000 for people with disabilities, over 62 years old, or with dependent children in addition to an $8,100 mandatory hearing fee (minimum) for every eligible legal tenant forced out. The City Council should immediately begin a recruiting process for a far more qualified city attorney so that the council will have several more qualified applicants when they pick our new permanent city attorney in June 2010. Hopefully the new permanent city attorney will be more respectful of property rights and tenant rights in the future. Donald Letcher Rengstorff Avenue

CUT STATUE, NOT COPS Editor: How is it that the City Council wants to cut funding to police, fire, library, schools, etc. and yet fund $55,000 for an “artist� to make a bronze statue of geese over Shoreline Park’s new Fire Station 5? All

the geese do is poop on the greens. Are we really prioritizing spending? I don’t think so. Are you saying that we have to cut firefighters and cops, but spend over $50K on a statue? Of a goose? I’m having trouble with this. Bill Crawford, MVPD (ret.) San Jose

BETTER PATH TO CLEAN ENERGY Editor: In a recent (online) article about Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s appearance at Stanford, Christina Kenrick wrote, “The most important policy needed to stimulate innovation and investment in clean tech is a ‘long-term signal in the form of a price on carbon that will slowly ratchet up, and a cap on carbon,’ he said.� I agree that the best way to create new jobs for Americans is by making clean energy less expensive than fossil fuels. Rather than “cap and trade,� I support a gradually increasing fee on carbon fuels, plus a policy to return the fee to our citizens. If we take the revenue from the carbon fee and distribute it equally to all Americans as a dividend, most families would receive more in dividends than they would pay in increased energy costs. The best benefit of transitioning to clean energy, of course, is that it will lower the level of carbon dioxide that threatens climate stability. I think the time is right to pass a carbon fee and dividend bill. It will create new jobs, stimulate our economy, give us energy independence and head off climate change. Bruce Karney Bush Street

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istorante Mataro has a Jekyll and Hyde quality about it. It’s a neighborhood charmer I would really like to fall in love with. The food is pretty good — not stand-on-your-headand-whistle-Dixie good, but above average — and the prices are friendly. But there is a disconnect with some of the finer details that scuttle the effort. Mataro is a family-run business headed by Cumhur Ulas, who acquired the space of the closed-down JZCool Eatery & Wine Bar. Ulas has more than 10 years’ restaurant experience and has been cooking since he was 17.


Mataro’s penne arrabiata features grilled chicken breast served in a spicy marinara sauce.


Pizzeria Venti

He worked stints at Cafe Pro Bono and Caffe Riace, in Palo Alto, as well as other area restaurants. The space has been invigorated with black chairs and tables laden with crisp white tablecloths. A long banquette occupies one wall, and well-spaced tables fill the remainder of the dining room. A handsome granite bar anchors the rear, and red pendant lamps dangle over tables. On my first visit, a basket of delicious house-made focaccia, fresh and soft and still slightly warm, arrived at our table along with a dish of herbed dipping oil, which fostered a genteel perusal of the menu. Continued on next page

Ciao Bella!


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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On the dinner menu, though, several items had been hastily scratched out with a ballpoint pen, and changes of ingredients had been coarsely scribbled above other items. This made no sense to me. The restaurant offered a separate page of daily specials, why not just print up fresh menus as well? Appetizers included eggplant involtini ($8.95) — aubergine stuffed with goat cheese, bell pepper, fresh basil, roasted and served under a cozy blanket of marina sauce. It tweaked the appetite. Fresh-tasting, crisp calamari ($9) was a generous portion for the money. The aioli was shy of garlic, however, which dulled its luster. A little more zing and the dish would have shined. My dining partner disagreed

with me about the crab cakes ($10). She thought them delightful. My problem was that the cakes were covered with a lobster bisque marinara that had no lobster flavor. A cream sauce would have been better. Main courses and pasta fared better. One evening, the special pasta was smoked salmon ($17) in a delicious tomato cream sauce. The flavors were terrific and perfectly keyed to the pasta. In fact, we wanted to share it as a first course, and the kitchen obliged by splitting the dish for us: Loads of pink, smoky salmon and barelycooked-through pasta, with just enough sauce to bind the dish. The penne arrabiata ($11) with grilled chicken breast was served in a lip-smacking marinara sauce.

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8FFLFOE pear ($7) was nicely spiced with cinnamon and came with a dollop of ice cream on the side. At times the waitstaff seemed lackadaisical — all hovering in the bar area. At other times efforts were duplicated within a minute. It often took considerable patience to get refills of water, or ice tea, or the check. When plates were brought to the table, the servers should have covered their fingers with a napkin. It was not very appetizing to see greasy fingerprint smudges reflecting off our plates. One evening, there was a burned-out bulb in the light fixture directly over a table. Sometimes the music is jarring — not in volume, but in selection. There are no hours of operation posted on the door, none on the Web site, no voicemail providing hours or directions should a person call when the restaurant is closed. These might seem like small issues, but they add up to a tipping point between an enchanting evening or just another place to eat. So far, there just doesn’t seem to be a passionate commitment towards success in the dining room. But if the front of the house gets its act together, this could truly be a neighborhood jewel.


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Mataro’s bread pudding comes with raspberries on the side.

The piquancy of the dish was as good as it was unexpected. Lobster-stuffed ravioli ($18) in cream sauce was rich, perfumed and revelatory. The house-made pasta retained is firmness under the heavenly sauce, and lobster flavor took center stage as it should. The pan-seared petrale ($18) was meaty and clean tasting. Served over sauteed spinach and under a toasted almond sauce, the generous portion was nutty, peppery and not one bit fishy. Veal piccata ($18) was a generous, tender portion of delicate, pale pink meat. The lemon, caper, white wine and garlic sauce was zesty and garlicky, which livened the dish. The heavily herbed Cornish game hen ($16) was meaty and juicy. The bird had been halved and flattened for easy eating. There was a tad too much rosemary, a taste that lingered with me long after the dinner. The not quite creamy polenta was the perfect accompaniment. Desserts were all made in-house. I thought the bread pudding ($7) particularly good. The rectangular serving was soft, warm, eggy, buttery, and cinnamony. The poached


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(Century 16, Century 20) A time jump and convenient amnesia allow an older hero — in this case Mia Wasikowska’s 19-year-old Alice — to rediscover the childhood adventures depicted in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass.” This Alice is a runaway bride of sorts, taking “a moment” away from the marriage proposal of a Victorian prig. In short order, she tumbles down the ol’ rabbit hole. In the chamber below, she reenacts Carroll’s pre-feminist puzzle of body consciousness to gain entry into Wonderland. It’s all more tiresome than entertaining, especially with mindnumbing CGI exhaustion setting in early. Rated PG for fantasy action/violence involving scary images and situations, and for a smoking caterpillar. One hour, 48 minutes. — P.C.

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High and Low (1963) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford: Fri 7:30 p.m. The Hurt Locker (R) (((1/2 Aquarius Theatre: 2:30, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.

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(Century 16, Century 20)The narrative threads three storylines about stereotypical cops in different phases of their career and with different moral dilemmas: the burned-out patrolman (Richard Gere) slated for retirement in seven days, the narcotics detective (Ethan Hawke) in need of money to provide for his sick wife (Lili Taylor) and growing family, and the undercover cop (Don Cheadle) who befriended a drug kingpin (Wesley Snipes) but wants his life back. Rated: R for bloody violence throughout, strong sexuality, nudity, drug content and pervasive language. 2 hours, 13 minutes. — S.T.

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Lang’s seaside property.Though the circumstances are suspicious, the death is deemed an accident; still, no sooner does the new ghost arrive than a scandal involving Lang blows up in the press. Suddenly facing war-crime charges, Lang appears to have authorized the illegal use of British Special Forces for a secret kidnap culminating in CIA torture. Rated PG-13 for language, brief nudity/sexuality, some violence and a drug reference. Two hours, eight minutes. — P.C.

(Guild) The film opens in 1910, with Leo Tolstoy (Christopher Plummer) more or less happily ensconced at his family estate Yasnaya Polyana. He’s irritably aware of the contradiction represented by this piece of private property, a notion he has publicly renounced. With his career as a novelist already history, Tolstoy has become the spiritual leader of a social movement that captures the imagination of many a youth and in equal proportion threatens those invested in the social order. His wife, Countess Sofya (Helen Mirren) falls in the latter camp. Since her husband seems likely, in death, to relinquish his estate — and the rights to his works — to a common good, jealous socialite Sofya maintains a thick,

rich lather around her husband and his trusted associate Vladimir Chertkov (Paul Giamatti). Rated R for a scene of sexuality/ nudity. One hour, 52 minutes. — P.C.

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(Palo Alto Square) To hear him tell it, 19-year-old Malik El Djebena has no past to speak of, other than to profess his innocence on a charge of tussling with cops. Wisely, he’s more focused on the present concern of survival in prison as he serves a six-year sentence.Days into his sentence, Malik (Rahim) gets tangled up with the Corsican mobster who runs the joint. Cesar Luciani (Niels Arestrup) is the go-to guy, even for knocking off soon-to-be-witnesses like Reyeb (Hichem Yacoubi). But since

Reyeb is both wary and almost entirely inaccessible, Cesar “recruits” Reyeb’s fellow Arab Malik with a do-or-die ultimatum: Kill or be killed. The early turning point that is the death match of Malik and Reyeb will haunt the rest of the film, not least because of Reyeb’s lesson: “The idea is to leave here a little smarter.” Rated R for strong violence, sexual content, nudity, language and drug material. Two hours, 35 minutes. — P.C.


(Century 16, Century 20) Jutting disconcertingly from Boston Harbor, the foreboding Shutter Island is home to Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. In 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio)

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Summer Institute for the Gifted

Sports Camps Spring Down Camp Equestrian Center

Portola Valley

Spring Down camp teaches basic to advanced horsemanship skills. All ages welcome. Daily informative lecture, riding lesson, supervised hands-on skill practice, tacking/untacking of own camp horse, and fun horse arts and crafts. 650.851.1114

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Gifted students in grades K-12 can participate on the renowned Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) program. Hosted at some of the most famous colleges and universities in the U.S., SIG combines both traditional summer fun and a challenging academic schedule. Day programs are available for younger students. 866-303-4744

Summer @ Harker

San Jose

CTC provides an enjoyable way for your Junior to begin learning the game of tennis or to continue developing existing skills. The 4-6 year olds have fun learning eye-hand coordination and building self-esteem! 650-752-0540

K-Gr. 8 Morning academics – focusing on math, language arts and science – and full spectrum of afternoon recreation. Highly qualified faculty and staff. Also: swim lessons; swimming, tennis and soccer camps; academics for high school students. 408-553-0537

SOLO Aquatics

The Girls’ Middle School Summer Camp

Menlo Park

New from GMS - Day camp for girls entering grades 4-7. Explorations in Science, Technology, and the Arts in the morning, Moving and Making, includes sports and games, swimming, arts and crafts, in the afternoon. 650-968-8338


The Oshman Family JCC offers outstanding camps for preschoolers through teens. With both traditional camps and special focus camps like sports, travel, performing arts and more, our innovative staff will keep campers entertained all summer! 650-223-8600

Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Redwood City day and overnight camps for youth Pre-K through 10th grade. Enriching lives through safe, fun activities. Sports, arts, technology, science, and more. Field trips and outdoor fun. Accredited by the American Camp Association. 408-351-6400

Matt Lottich Life Skills


At Matt Lottich Life Skills, all of our camps focus on giving high-level basketball instruction while highlighting the life skills that this sport reflects. Grades 2-11, two camp styles — Day and Elite Camps. 1-888-537-3223

Academic Camps iD Tech Camps and iD Teen Academies


Experience North America’s #1 Tech Camp — 4 Bay Area Locations! Ages 7-18 create video games, websites, movies, iPhone® & Facebook® apps, robots and more during this weeklong, day and overnight summer tech program. Teen Programs also available at Stanford. Save w/code CAU22. 1-888-709-TECH (8324)

Summer at Saint Francis

Mountain View

Summer at Saint Francis provides a broad range of academic and athletic programs for elementary through high school students. It is the goal of every program to make summer vacation enriching and enjoyable! 650-968-1213 x446

Nueva Summer


Nueva Summer offers unique and enriching summer camps for students entering PreK - 8th Grade. June 21 - July 30. We have camps that will inspire every age: from Marine Biology to Tinkering, and Model UN to West African Drumming. Half or full day camps, from one to six weeks. Healthy lunch is provided for full day campers. Extended care available. 650-350-4555

Woodland School Summer Adventures

Portola Valley

For kindergarten through 8th grade. Offers academics, sports, field trips and onsite activities. June 28 - July 30. 650-854-9065

Oshman Family JCC Camps

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Academic enrichment infused with traditional summer camp fun—that’s what your child will experience at Camp Socrates. Sessions begin on June 28 and end on August 13 with the option for students to attend for all seven weeks or the first four weeks (June 28-July 23). Full or half-time morning or afternoon program are available to fit your schedule. 12 locations. www. 650-493-1151

Palo Alto/Pleasanton

Emerson School of Palo Alto and Hacienda School of Pleasanton open their doors and offer their innovative programs: Expository Writing, Creative Writing, Presentation Techniques, and (new!) Media Production. Call or visit our website for details. 650-424-1267, 925-485-5750

TechKnowHow Computer & LEGO™ Camps


Fun and enriching technology classes for students, ages 6-14! Courses include LEGO and K’NEX Projects with Motors, Robotics, and Game Design. Many locations, including Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Sunnyvale. Half and all day options. 650-474-0400

ISTP Language Immersion

Palo Alto

International School of the Peninsula camps offered in French, Chinese, Spanish or ESL for students in Nursery through Middle School. Three 2-week sessions, each with different theme. Students are grouped according to both grade level and language proficiency. 650-251-8519

Theatreworks Summer Camps

(Century 16, Century 20) Celebrated director Garry Marshall assembles an A-list cast for this mediocre romantic comedy about the classic Hallmark holiday. Characters and storylines weave together on Feb. 14 in the city of angels, including Ashton Kutcher as a flower-shop owner and Jessica Alba as his ambivalent girlfriend; Jennifer Garner as a sensitive teacher and Patrick Dempsey as the two-timing doctor romancing her; and Taylor Lautner and country singer Taylor Swift as a set of high-school sweethearts. Confused by the cornucopia ensemble? You’re not alone. The big-name cast is distracting, and it doesn’t allow the audience to get attached to any one character. The script is sporadically clever and there’s plenty of V-Day cheer. But with a cast that reads like the Vogue Oscar party guest list, this should have been can’t-miss cinema instead of schmaltz. Rated PG-13 for some sexual material and brief partial nudity. 1 hour, 30 minutes. — T.H.

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Two great programs — SOLO Day Camp: One-week sessions of 5 full days (9:00 – 4:00) featuring instruction in swimming and fun activities; lunch included. SOLO Sharks Program: Spring/Summer weekly afternoon swim clinics for all ages and abilities. 650-851-9091


and new partner Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) arrive to investigate the disappearance of a female patient. They meet with stone walls both literal and figurative, as chief physician Dr. John Cawley (Ben Kingsley) and colleague Dr. Jeremiah Naehring (Max von Sydow) discuss and display defense mechanisms. Something lies beneath the orderly surface of Ashecliffe, but what? Rated R for disturbing violent content, language and some nudity. Two hours, 18 minutes. — P.C.

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The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Offering: Meet the PC, intro to Windows XP, sending-receiving e-mail, slide-show photo organizer, MS Excel, eBay sales and surfing, resume writing, grant writing and master the interview.


ake the most of spring by taking a class in something you’ve always wanted to learn. It’s never too late to pick up a paintbrush or learn to say “hello� in a foreign language. Try yoga or put on some tap shoes. All the classes listed below are local, so go for it!


writing, investment and certificate courses available starting at $19. Hundreds of online classes are offered by the Palo Alto Adult School in conjunction with Education to Go.

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3880 Middlefield Road Palo Alto • 650-213-8245 Celebrating 45 years of learning and fun, we are an independent private school that focuses on academic excellence, individual achievement, critical thinking skills, and self-reliance. Our uniquely structured classes yield astonishing results. Challenger students achieve scores on average in the 90th percentile on the national Stanford Achievement Test (SAT). Come tour our campus to learn about our preschool through eighth-grade programs.

Emerson School 2800 W. Bayshore Road Palo Alto 650-424-1267 • 650-856-2778 Emerson School, a private, non-sectarian program for grades 1-8, operates on a year-round full-day schedule providing superior academic preparation, international courses (Chinese, Spanish) and individualized Montessori curriculum. Visit Web site for details.

Learning Strategies 650-747-9651 A highly qualified Learning Strategies tutor will come to the home, work around vacation schedules and set up individual learning programs curtailed to the student’s needs.

Palo Alto Adult School 50 Embarcadero Road Palo Alto 650-329-3752 • 650-329-8515 Hands-on computer, language, test preparation,

The Class Guide is published quarterly in the Mountain View Voice. Descriptions of classes offered in Mountain View, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Stanford, Atherton, Los Altos, Portola Valley and beyond are provided. Listings are free and subject to editing. Due to space constraints, classes held in the above cities are given priority. To inquire about placing a listing in the Class Guide, e-mail Editorial Assistant Karla Kane at KKane@, call (650) 326-8210 or visit To place a paid advertisement in the Class Guide, call our display advertising department at (650) 326-8210.

921 Colorado Ave. Palo Alto • 856-1419 Individual private tutoring in Midtown Palo Alto home for grades 7-12, college and adults. Subjects include English grammar and composition, English as a second language (ESL), French, Latin, mathematics, history and social studies, and humanities in general. Also: test preparation for all standardized tests (including S.A.T.), and manuscript writing and editing. Stanford graduate with 40 years of experience as a tutor. Fees from $18 per hour.

QWERTY Education Services 1050 Chestnut St., #201 Menlo Park 650-326-8484 • 650-326-8030 Academic tutoring and diagnostic educational evaluation for K-12 and college. Our professional educators and diagnosticians work with students to build understanding of their learning, resulting in improved confidence and academic progress. Professional education services since 1976. Contact Michael Perez, director, for a no-cost phone consultation.


Randall Millen Registry 921 Colorado Ave. Palo Alto • 856-1419 Individual private tutoring in Midtown Palo Alto home for grades 7-12, college and adults. Subjects include English grammar and composition, English as a second language (ESL), French, Latin, mathematics, history and social studies, and humanities in general. Also: test preparation for all standardized tests (including S.A.T.), and manuscript writing and editing. Stanford graduate with 40 years of experience as a tutor. Fees from $18 per hour.

Web Site Designs 408-243-6473 Richard Hellyer is an experienced professional marketing consultant who tutors individuals in graphic design and Web site implementation.

classes are available for beginning to advanced levels. Find information and download registration from the Web site.

DanceVisions 4000 Middlefield Road Palo Alto • 650-858-2005 DanceVisions, a unique nonprofit community dance center, offers classes from age 3 to adult. Classes range from modern to hip hop, lyrical, Pilates, jazz, ballet, and contact improvisation, as well as providing a performance showcase. Check Web site for details about classes and schedules.

151 Laura Lane Palo Alto • 650-251-8519 After-school programs for preschool, elementary and middle-school students. Classes include:

Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road Palo Alto • 650-365-4596 L’Ecole De Danse (School of Ballet) -- Vaganova and Cecchetti styles. Creative dance, pre-ballet and full curriculum for all levels starting at age 5. Adult classes include beginning, intermediate and advanced. Please call for more information.

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DANCE Lucie Stern Community Center Ballroom 1305 Middlefield Road Palo Alto • 650-463-4940 Brazilian dance for ages 16-99 with Anita Lusebrink. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thirteen-week session for $130. Drop-in cards available.

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Continued from previous page Offering: Ballet, belly dance, ballroom, Hula and salsa dance.

Sequoia Adult School Little House Community Center Menlo Park • 306-8866 Belly dance classes in Palo Alto and Menlo Park. Community sponsored means only approx. $8 per class. Palo Alto Adult School/ Sequoia Adult School. Mondays in Menlo Park in studio at Little House Community Center. Tuesdays in mirrored, well-floored Palo Alto High School dance studio. All welcome. Have fun at any weight or age learning the art of Middle-Eastern belly dance. Develop grace, gain strength, burn calories and laugh.

914 N. Rengstorff Ave., Unit A Mountain View • 650-968-4455 Western Ballet has a welcoming, caring place to study ballet. We offer adult classes for absolute beginners to professionals, providing the largest selection of drop-in classes in the San Francisco Peninsula and South Bay. For children through teens preparing for careers in ballet, we have a graded youth program with 13 pre-professional levels. Our highly experienced faculty consists of current and former professional dancers. Cost of a single adult class: $15. For the youth program, see for tuition rates.

Zohar Dance Company 4000 Middlefield Road, L4 Palo Alto • 494-8221

Founded in 1979, Zohar is unique in that it offers classes to adults in jazz, ballet and modern dance. Under the direction of Ehud & Daynee Krauss, the studio is known for its professional instructors and inspiring classes.

HANDICRAFTS Custom Handweavers 2267 Old Middlefield Way Mountain View • 967-0831 Ongoing classes in weaving, spinning, and knitting for beginner and intermediate students. Day and evening sessions. Explore the ancient art of Temari, a Japanese folk art, or learn to weave the Navajo Way. Enhance your lifestyle with an art form almost forgotten. Visit the studio and watch the students work. Call for more information, e-mail or visit the Web site.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School 333 Moffett Blvd. Mountain View • 940-1333 The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Offering: Beading, drawing, ceramics, Japanese flower arranging (Ikebana), knitting and crochet, needle arts, painting (watercolor, oil, acrylic). Older-adult classes (55+, $18).

Palo Alto Adult School

Andre’s Boot Camp (ABC)

Palo Alto • 329-3752 Learn how to makeover clothes with simple alterations and by adding detail to retail at JLS Middle School, 480 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. Learn basics of hemming, sewing on buttons, adjusting side seams and many easy-sew ideas for customizing clothing.

Stanford • 724-9872 No two sessions are the same but every session will offer either circuit training or interval training. ABC is designed for those who enjoy multi-sport activities. A variety of athletic “toys” are used to make the classes both fun and challenging. Call, e-mail or visit the Web site for more information.

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3247 Middlefield Road Menlo Park • 306-8866 Clothes making: Kimono robe class introduces beginners to the basics of sewing and making clothes. Please bring your own sewing machine.

HEALTH & FITNESS AlaVie Fitness 777 Embarcadero Road Palo Alto • 415-567-7411 Join PowerVie Boot Camp and give your body a fabulous spring cleaning. As AlaVie Fitness’s signature program, PowerVie is different from other military-style boot camps. Visit or call for more information and to register.

3864 Middlefield Road Palo Alto • 494-1480 Improve your health and wellness through aquatic exercise and therapy in the fully accessible, public, warm-water (92 degree), in-door pool. Classes include aqua aerobics, aqua arthritis, back basics, body conditioning, Aichi yoga and prenatal. Physical therapy, personal training, Watsu and land massage by appointment. Group and private swim lessons. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Friday, 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon.

California Yoga Center (Palo Alto) 541 Cowper St. Palo Alto • 947-9642 The California Yoga Center offers classes for beginning to advanced students. With studios in Mountain View and Palo Alto, classes emphasize individual attention and cultivate strength, flexibility and relaxation. Ongoing yoga classes are scheduled every day and include special classes such as prenatal, back care and pranayama. Weekend workshops explore a variety of yogarelated topics.

California Yoga Center (Mountain View) 570 Showers Drive, Ste. 5 Mountain View •947-9642 The California Yoga Center offers classes for beginning to advanced students. With studios in Mountain View and Palo Alto, classes emphasize individual attention and cultivate strength, flexibility and relaxation. Ongoing yoga classes are scheduled every day and include special classes such as prenatal, back care and pranayama. Weekend workshops explore a variety of yoga-related topics.

Darshana Yoga 654 High St. Palo Alto • 325-YOGA Fresh and inspiring yoga classes in Palo Alto. A blend of alignment and flow. Great teachers, beautiful studio. Director Catherine De Los Santos has taught yoga in Palo Alto more than 25 years.

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Jazzercise at Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Ave Menlo Park • 650-703-1263 Cost: $47 a month. $14 Drop-in. Jazzercise blends aerobics, yoga, Pilates, and kickboxing movements into fun dance routines set to fresh new music.All fitness levels welcome! Classes are on-going, go directly to class to register! Mon., Tue. 6 p.m., Thu. at 5:40 p.m. and Sat. mornings are at Burgess Rec, 8:30 a.m.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School 333 Moffett Blvd. Mountain View • 940-1333 The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Be fit. Offering: Belly dance, exercise for the older adult, Feldenkrais, hiking, hula, mat Pilates, Qigong, stability ball, stretch and flex, Tai Chi and yoga. Olderadult classes (55+, $18).

Palo Alto Adult School 50 Embarcadero Road Palo Alto 650-329-3752• 650-329-8515 Hike for Fitness or empower yourself with TaiChi. Join Jeanette Cosgrove’s Pilates class. Bring balance back to your life with Yoga. Our fitness classes start at $48.

Studio Kicks 796A San Antonio Road Palo Alto • 855-9868 Studio Kicks is a family fitness center offering high-energy cardio kickboxing classes and fun martial-arts training for kids 2 and up. Taught by owner/instructor Richard Branden, six-time world champion and original stunt cast member for the “Power Rangers.” Get the whole family healthy and fit. Stop by for a free class.

Palo Alto • 322-4528 Kundalini-style yoga, combining asana (physical poses), breathing exercises and meditation. Practice is best done on an empty stomach. Please bring a mat and blanket and wear comfortable, easy-to-move-in clothes. If floor work is difficult, exercises can be modified to be done in a chair. All ages. No registration necessary. Every Saturday, 8-9 a.m., in the Parish Hall. $5/person.

Taijiquan Tutelage of Palo Alto 3790 El Camino Real #185 Palo Alto • 327-9350 Taijiquan Tutelage of Palo Alto. Established in 1973. Learn the classical Yang Chengfu style of Taijiquan (T’ai chi ch’uan). Beginning classes start monthly. Classes are held at the Cubberley Community Center.

Workout IQ 278 Hope St., Ste. C Mountain View 814-9615 • 962-9793 Posture 101. Learn about why posture is important, why you should care about your posture and most importantly learn how to improve and change your posture. Cost: $275 for a six-week class. Space is limited.

Workout IQ 278 Hope St., Ste. C Mountain View 814-9615 • 962-9793 Workout IQ Boot Camp. Small group fitness training where everyone gets a custom workout. Learn Russian kettlebells, improve posture, lose inches, make friends. Cost: $195 per month.

Yoga at All Saints’ Episcopal Church 555 Waverley St.

LANGUAGE International School of the Peninsula (ISTP) 151 Laura Lane Palo Alto • 251-8519 ISTP offers extensive adult language classes and children’s after-school language classes. For preschool students, ISTP offers classes in Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. For elementary and middle-school students, ISTP offers classes in Arabic, Farsi French and Mandarin Chinese. For adults, ISTP offers separate classes for varying proficiency levels for each language: Arabic, English ESL, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School 333 Moffett Blvd. Mountain View • 940-1333 The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Learn or practice a language. Offering: Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. Older-adult classes (55+, $18).

German Language Class 50 Embarcadero Road Palo Alto 650-329-3752 • 650-329-8515 Willkommen! (Welcome!) Learn to speak, read, and write German, with an emphasis on conversation. Basic grammar and Germanic culture are also covered. The instructor, a college-credentialed teacher, lived and studied in Germany through Stanford, from where she later received a master’s degree. Thursdays, 7-9:15 p.m. March 25-May 20. No class April 15. $112.

Palo Alto • 650-9497-999 Lip reading/managing hearing loss. Classes start quarterly and meet weekly but you can join anytime. Learn ways to cope with hearing loss and improve lip-reading skills. Pay per quarter, register in class. Beginning class meets on Mondays 1:30-2:50 p.m.


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Lucy Geever, Flight Instructor and Advantage Aviation 1903 Embarcadero Road Palo Alto • 650-533-4018 Offering learn-to-fly seminars, private pilot ground school and flying lessons, along with free seminars for pilots.

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County of San Mateo RecycleWorks 555 County Center, 5th Floor Redwood City 599-1498 • 361-8220 Become a certified master composter. Learn to compost and garden without the use of toxic chemicals and make 2008 a healthier year for you, your family and the environment. Classes are free to San Mateo County residents.

Elite Musketeer Fencer’s Club 160B Constitution Drive Menlo Park 353-0717 • 408 317 0480 Fencing programs for kids and adults, recreational and competitive. Summer camps, birthday parties, private lessons and group classes.

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800 Middle Ave. Menlo Park • 326-2025 Computer workshops, health lectures, investments, travel, self-improvement, movies, opera previews, ballroom dancing and weekend trips for people over 50. Costs range from free to $40. Register in person or by phone. 50 Embarcadero Road Palo Alto 650-329-3752 650-329-8515 Are you curious about birds you often see but have trouble identifying? Learn about “swimmers”, “shorebirds”, “perching birds” and “birds of prey.” Sign up for one of our birding classes. Monday, Tuesday or Thursday classes (7-9 p.m.) with weekend field trips.

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7EHAVEAWELCOMING CARING PLACETOSTUDYBALLET Alexi ZubirĂ­a, Artistic Director 650.968.4455 914 N. Rengstorff Ave. near Rt. 101 in Mtn. View

MIND & SPIRIT All Saints’ Episcopal Church 555 Waverley St. Palo Alto All Saints’ Yoga: Kundalini style yoga combining asana (physical poses), breathing exercises and meditation. Practice is best done on an empty stomach or light-snack. Please bring a mat and blanket, and wear comfortable, easy-to-move-in clothes. If floor work is difficult, exercises can be modified to do in a chair.

Yoga at Unity Church 3391 Middlefield Road Palo Alto • 857-0919 Modern and ancient yogic meditation and concentration techniques, powerful and therapeutic in their transformation and healing.


Mountain View • 968-4733 Group music classes for children ages birth to 7 and their caregivers. All classes include singing, instrument play, movement, musical games, and home materials, and aim to develop the whole child through music. Five levels of classes as well as a multi-age class. Cost per class session ranges from $100 to $225 depending on class and session length (8-15 weeks per session).

Midpeninsula Community Media Center 900 San Antonio Road Palo Alto • 494-8686 The Media Center offers classes every month in a wide range of media arts, including publishing media on the Web, pod casting, digital editing, field production, TV studio production, Photoshop for photographers, citizen journalism, and autobiographical digital stories. One-on-one tutoring is also available. Biweekly free orientation sessions and tours. Web site has specific dates, fees, and scholarship information.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

2800 West Bayshore Road Palo Alto 776-8297 • 855-9067 Art for Well Beings (AFWB) offers art classes especially welcoming people with special needs. AFWB is open to the public. Drop-in or 6-8 week sessions are available. All materials provided. Please call to register or visit website for more information.

New Mozart School of Music

402 El Verano Ave. Palo Alto • 856-9571 Emily Young teaches mixed-media, multi-cultural art lessons for children at her fully equipped studio in Palo Alto. Individual lessons or small group classes available.

Children’s Music Workshops P.O. Box 60756 Palo Alto • 306-0332 Kids music classes and private lessons for guitar, piano and voice. Locations in Palo Alto and Mountain View. Music for special-needs children too.

Chinese Brush Painting

333 Moffett Blvd. Mountain View • 940-1333 The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Improve your skills. Offering: Beading, ceramics, chorus, digital photography, drawing, guitar, Ikebana, orchestra and painting (watercolor, oil, acrylic). Older-adult classes (55+, $18). 305 N. California Ave. Palo Alto • 650-324-2373 New Mozart provides private lessons on all instruments and excellent early childhood music classes for children 2-7 years of age.

Opus1 Music Studio 2800 W Bayshore Road Palo Alto • 408-821-5080 Opus1 Music Studio is offering private & group music lessons for all kinds of instruments to aged 1.5 and up. Beginners to advanced level.

Pacific Art League

Palo Alto • 948-1503 Chinese brush painting with master calligrapher and painter Anna Wu Weakland. Class meets eight Tuesdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Classes held at the Cubberley Studio in Palo Alto. Learn to paint with minimum strokes and achieve maximum results. The techniques of all the popular subject matters will be taught. Beginners and advanced students welcome.

688 Ramona St. Palo Alto • 321-3891 Art classes and workshops by qualified, experienced instructors for students from beginners to advanced and even non-artists. Classes in collage, oil painting, portraits and sketching, life drawing, acrylic or watercolor and brush painting. Sculpture. Registration is ongoing.

Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center

Palo Alto Art Center

230 San Antonio Circle Mountain View 917-6800 • 917-6813 The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) offers classes year-round in music, visual and digital arts for ages 18 months to adult. Vacation and summer camps, one- and two-day arts workshops offered throughout the year. Private music lessons offered, taught by international faculty. Financial assistance available.

International School of the Peninsula (ISTP) 151 Laura Lane Palo Alto • 251-8519 Join ISTP for after-school programs for preschool, elementary and middle-school students. Classes include French cooking, Asian cooking, chess, science, robotics, Chinese dance, art and craft, ■MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE ■ MARCH 12, 2010

Kindermusik with Wendy

Art For Well Beings

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watercolor, gymnastics, soccer and multi-sports. For a complete list of classes, visit the Web site.

1313 Newell Road Palo Alto • 329-2366 Classes and workshops for adults in ceramics, painting, drawing, jewelry, book arts, printmaking, collage and more. Register online or stop by the Art Center for a class brochure.

African Drum Classes for Beginners 883 Ames Ave. Palo Alto • 650-493-8046 Village Heartbeat drumming classes are designed to allow anyone to learn the basics of drumming in an hour and a half, regardless of previous musical experience.

Village Heartbeat 883 Ames Ave. Palo Alto • 493-8046

Village Heartbeat is an organization dedicated to building and educating a rhythmic community. The organization facilitates classes in African drumming, dancing, and TaKeTiNa. Classes offer the opportunity to learn adapted traditional music of the African Diaspora, as well as modern trance grooves.

Violin and Music Studio of Mid-town Palo Alto 2862 Bryant St. Palo Alto • 650-456-7648 Group music classes for children aged from 3 to 7. This “Intro to Musicâ€? includes singing, music note reading, movement and other activities that can help children learn and enjoy music at the same time. It will also give them a solid foundation when they’re ready to learn any music instrument later. Year-round enrollment. Taught by professionally trained music teacher. Director: Lingling Yang.

SCHOOLS Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center 230 San Antonio Circle Mountain View 917-6800 • 917-6813 The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) offers classes year-round in music, visual and digital arts for ages 18 months to adult. Vacation and summer camps, one- and two-day arts workshops offered throughout the year. Private music lessons offered, taught by international faculty. Financial assistance available.

Children’s Pre-School Center (CPSC) 4000 Middlefield Road Palo Alto • 493-5770 Open arms, Open hearts — Opening minds together. Every day at CPSC holds new adventures for your children from the youngest infant to the oldest preschooler. Your child will experience the joy of finger painting, the thrill of dancing, the pleasure of building towers, and the satisfaction of mastering pre-literacy and pre-math skills with the support and guidance of a dedicated, loving, multicultural teaching staff.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School 333 Moffett Blvd. Mountain View • 940-1333 The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Improve your skills. Offering: Arts and crafts, computers, digital-camera techniques, ESL, foreign languages, genealogy, high school programs and GED, memoirs, motorcycle-safety training, music and dance, needlework, orchestra, parent education, physical fitness and vocational education. Older-adult classes (55+, $18).

St. Joseph Catholic School 1120 Miramonte Ave. Mountain View • 967-1839 St. Joseph Catholic School offers a comprehensive curriculum with an emphasis on religion, language arts, mathematics, social studies and science. In addition to the core curriculum, St. Joseph’s also offers a fine arts program, computer instruction and physical education.

Yew Chung International School (YCIS) 310 Easy St. Mountain View • 903-0986 YCIS provides multi-cultural and bilingual, English and Mandarin Chinese, education to children from preschool to 5th grade. Yew Chung education aims to liberate the joy of learning within each child. No prior Chinese experience is required.

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ART GALLERIES ‘Darren Waterston: New Monotypes’ Smith Andersen Editions presents “Darren Waterston: New Monotypes,” an exhibit showcasing two series of monotypes recently printed by Waterston at the press. Through March 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Smith Andersen Editions, 440 Pepper Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650327-7762. Gallery 9 Watercolor Artists Seven watercolor artists display recent works through April 4. Featured artists: Rajani Balaram, Rosemarie Gorman, Suej McCall, Miyoko Mizuno, Kathy Sharpe, Joyce Savre & Nancy Wulff. Gallery hours: Mon-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., noon-4 p.m. Throughout March, Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos. Shadow Boxes, by Raquel Coelho Shadow Boxes, a 3-D Illustrated history of theater. Using hand-made puppets and found objects, Brazilian artist Coelho creates shadow boxes that present the history of theater as a theme. Feb. 12-March 28, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA), Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. Call 650-917-6800 ext. 306.

BENEFITS Lions Club Corned Beef Dinner Benefits local students (MVWSD and MVLAHSD) and adults who need eyeglasses. March 14, 5-8 p.m. $20. Masonic Temple, 890 Church St., Mountain View. Call 650-720-5679. Wyndano’s Cloak Fundraiser Book party and benefit for Children’s Health Council: The launch of “Wyndano’s Cloak,” a youngadult fantasy novel by A. R. Silverberry. Mon., March 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Children’s Health Council, 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS Afternoon Cow Wow! Ages 5 and up. Come help milk Cleo, the dairy cow. Learn cow facts, proper milking techniques and how to make butter. Dress warmly. Sat., March 13, 3-5 p.m. $20. Hidden Villa Ranch, 26870 Moody Road., Los Altos Hills. Call 650-9499704. Afternoon Wine and Cheese Adult program, 21 and over. Make fresh mozzarella and chevre. Bring wine to share. Sun., March 14, 4-6 p.m. $25 per adult; $20 per Senior; $20 per student. Hidden Villa Ranch, 26870 Moody Road., Los Altos Hills. Call 650-9499704. How Does Your Garden Grow? This class is a six-part series. For ages 3 to 5 and parent or caregiver. Learn about planting and caring for edible plants. Series ends with harvesting and enjoying the vegetables grown. March 12-April 23, 3-4 p.m. $120 for first adult & child. Hidden Villa Ranch, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-9499704. Planting a Spring Vegetable Garden UC Master Gardener Bekah Dubois will discuss the selection of warm season vegetables, companion plantings, raised beds, design and rotation, French Intensive method, planting edibles in flower beds, amendments and improvements for your soil, correct watering and more. March 13, 9-11 a.m. Free. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley Ave., Palo Alto. Call 408-282-3105. Support Group for Teenage Girls Offered by the After-School Counseling Program at Adolescent Counseling Services, this group will cover a range of topics facing teenage girls today, including: self esteem and body image issues, sexuality and sexual health, dating and peer relationships, substance use and academic pressure. Thursdays, 6-7:15 p.m. Please contact Vicki Petropoulos for more information. Adolescent Counsel-

ing Services Main Office, 4000 Middlefield Road, Suite FH, Palo Alto. Call 650-424-0852, ext.115.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Arbor Day Celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees with Mountain View Trees March 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Arbor Day, Pioneer Park, Mountain View. Bridge Games Bridge games every Friday in the Garden Room. No partner necessary. 1-4 p.m. $2 members/$5 non members. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 650289-2436.

CONCERTS Fortnightly Music Club Concert Fortnightly Music. Vocal, ensemble piano, and chamber works of Verdi, Mozart, Rossini, Brahms, Puccini and Shostakovich. Sun., March 14, 8 p.m. free. Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. Master Sinfonia Chamber Music Concert Master Sinfonia presents two major works, Beethovenís “Mass in C major,” and Haydnís “Symphony No. 88 in G major.” Maestro Ramadanoff and MSCO are joined for the mass by four outstanding soloists and the choirs Viva la Musica and Chancel Choir of Los Altos United Methodist Church. Free reception. Sun., March 14, 3 p.m. Tickets $5-20. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos.

ON STAGE “Spelling Bee” Foothill Music Theatre presents the loopy musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Feb. 19-March 7, 8 p.m. $10-$26. Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Great Expectations Los Altos Youth Theatre brings Dickens story to life. Follow the adventures of young Pip as he grows from boy to man and meets new friends, unsavory characters, and uncovers hidden pasts. Directed by Rebecca J. Ennals. Adapted by B. Field. Presented Sunday at 2 p.m. and Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Marc 3-20, $12 and $10. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

OUTDOORS A Year of Trees -- Monthly Hikes at Hidden Villa Come hike Hidden Villa with Mary Powell, Manager of Community Programs, and explore the trees in its evergreen coastal woodland. Moderately strenuous 90 minute educational hike. All levels of tree lov-

■ HIGHLIGHT CSMA STRING QUINTET & SEXTET Community School of Music and Arts Faculty Members Ching Le & Jessica Poll (violin), Anthony Doheny & Hazelle Miloradovitch (viola), Amy Hsieh (cello), Carrie Campbell & Daniel Wood (French horn) will perform music by Mozart & Beethoven. March 12, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA), Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

ers welcome. Tuesdays, 9-10:30 a.m. $5 per car. Hidden Villa Ranch, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-9704. www. Morning Ramble with a Ranger Gentle, ranger-led hike. Open to Palo Alto residents and accompanied guests. First Thursdays, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Foothills Park Interpretive Center, 3300 Page Mill Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-329-2423. bit. ly/enjoyonline

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.


Change a life through literacy Vision Literacy, a nationally recognized and accredited adult literacy organization, holds a volunteer orientation. Tue., March 16, 6:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

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 650-903-6410. comm_services/recreation_programs_and_ services/teen_services.asp The House The House is open to middleschool students to come hang out with their


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DANCE 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 nonmembers, $7 members, $5 students or pay what you can. Flex-It Studio, 425 Evelyn Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-493-6012. Latin Dance Fusion Workout Steps from many genres are folded into easy-to-follow combinations. Move to flamenco, cha-cha, cumbia, swing, merengue, salsa, samba, middle eastern, or other Latin dances. Wear athletic shoes/clothing and bring an exercise mat. Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. $10. Los Altos American Legion Hall, 347 First St., Los Altos. Call 650-948-1484.

ENVIRONMENT Sustainable Building Tour Age 10 and up. Tour sustainable buildings, featuring solar electric generation, rammed earth and straw bale construction, recycled materials and more. Includes resource information. Sun., March 14, 3:30-5 p.m. $10. Hidden Villa Ranch, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-9704.

FAMILY AND KIDS Hiking Scavenger Hunt Scavenger hunt. Meet at Orchard Glen Picnic Area. Children free with registered, paid adult. Ages 6 and up. Register in advance. Open to Palo Alto residents and accompanied guests. Sat., March 13, 10-11:30 a.m. $3 Palo Alto residents / $5 accompanied non-residents. Foothills Park, 3300 Page Mill Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-329-2506. Preschoolers on the Farm Series Three-part series class. Ages 3-5 plus parents/ caregivers. Offered rain or shine. Space limited so please register early. Thursdays, March 11-25, 3-4 p.m. $60 for first adult and child, $30.00 for each additional adult or child. Hidden Villa Ranch, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-9704. MARCH 12, 2010 ■ MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE ■


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Bulletin Board 115 Announcements GAIN NATIONAL EXPOSURE Reach over 5 million young, educated readers for only $995 by advertising in 110 weekly newspapers like this one. Call Jason at 202-289-8484. This is not a job offer. (AAN CAN) PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Talk with caring agency specializing in matching Birthmothers with Families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions 866413-6293 (AAN CAN) Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) Anyone Keep Non-breeding finches Negotiable Buttons on Parade March 27 Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) Creativity & Finance

Guitar and Bass Lessons All styles, ages, skill levels 25+ years exp. 408/260-1131

Jazz & Pop Piano Lessons Learn how to build chords and improvise. Bill Susman, M.A., Stanford. (650)906-7529 Lessons at McCool Piano Studio 566-9391MP Specialize in Intermediate level+ Mommy and me music class 0- 4 years old. Free demo class (650)561-3712

Free Singles Travel Party

135 Group Activities

Nick Karazissis riding clinic

Art workshops kids

Now Forming Language Classes


Outside The Frame— Art Show


Parent Observation

Horse back riding lessons!

Spring Down Open Horse Show

Issues with food?

Spring Musical at the Priory!

Men ! Sing 4 Part a capella

130 Classes & Instruction Become a Dietary Manager Average annual salary $40,374) in eight months in online program offered by Tennessee Technology Center, Elizabethton. Details, 1-888986-2368 or email: (Cal-SCAN) Free Advice! We’ll Help You Choose A Program Or Degree To Get Your Career & Your Life On Track. Call Collegebound Network Today! 1-877-461-5940 (AAN CAN) Heavy Equipment Training Learn to operate bulldozer, backhoe, loader, motor grader, excavator. Job placement assistance. Call 888-2104534. Northern California College of Construction. promocode: NCPA1. (Cal-SCAN) High School Diploma Graduate in 4 weeks! FREE Brochure. Call Now! 1-866-562-3650 ext. 60 www. (Cal-SCAN) HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! Graduate in just 4 weeks!! FREE Brochure. Call NOW! 1-800-532-6546 Ext. 97 (AAN CAN)

NATURE/OUTDOORS Events Calendar Pancake Breakfast Benefitting the Woodside Elem. 8th Grade Class Sat. March 20 8:00 am â “ 11:00 am Woodside Fire Station Tickets prices: Adults $8.00 Children $5.00 Parent Observation Open House SPRING BREAK Horsemanship camp Spring Musical at the Priory The Matzoh Ball

Lost Diamond Wedding Ring Lost Feb 14th or 15th while walking in Mtn. View and Los Altos. Yellow gold ring with 3 diamonds. Reward offered. 650-969-2619 Lost male Beagle Runaway Cat! Scarf Found

145 Non-Profits Needs

Fashion Show Fundraiser

Instruction for Hebrew Bar and Bat Mitzvah For Affiliated and Unaffiliated George Rubin, M.A. in Hebrew/Jewish Education 650/424-1940

Knitters Wanted

133 Music Lessons A Piano Teacher Children & Adults Ema Currier (650)493-4797 Barton-Holding Music Studio New 6 weeks “singing for the nonsinger” class starts Monday March 1st. Laura Barton 650/965-0139 FUN Piano Voice Violin Guitar

For Sale 201 Autos/Trucks/ Parts

Saturn Gear Shift Cover 1992-2002 Manual Trans - $65

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

Mountain View, 1550 Ernestine Lane, N/A Palo Alto, 4000 Middlefield Rd, Sat. March 27, 9-4

215 Collectibles & Antiques Impressionist Art. Quality Fine Art Prints

220 Computers/ Electronics GET 2 COMPUTERS FOR PRICE OF ONE! Bad/Credit? NO PROBLEM! Starting at $29.99/ week. Up to $3000 credit limit Guaranteed Approval! Call Now! 888860-2420 (AAN CAN)

Couples Make Great Mentors!

NEW DELL-HP COMPUTER GUARANTEED Bad Credit? No Problem! FREE Printer Digital Cam & LCD TV Starting at $29.99/week. Up to $3000 credit limit. Call Now-888-860-2419 (AAN CAN)

Friendly Visitors Needed

40”Mitsubishi TV with Stand - $80.00

Library Volunteers Needed

8” Woofer - $15

150 Volunteers ART Dialogues Docents volunteers Community Cell Phone Collector

Museum Volunteers NASA cats need fosterers Project LOOK! volunteers needed! Stanford Cats Need Foster Homes


After School Care/Driver Avail

Punch Bowl with Glasses - $25

Art Parties for kids

Round Glass Table Top - $25

Child Care opening in San Carlos

Sofa Grey - $95.00

Child loving Babysitter

Table and Desk - $2

Debbie’s Family Day Care - RWC

Wooden Wardrobe - 15

Evening Babysitter

Sawmills New Norwood LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34” diameter, mills boards 28” wide. Automated quick-cycle-sawing increases efficiency up to 40%! www. 1-800661-7746 ext. 300N. (Cal-SCAN) 2 Burial Plots - $8750

computer desk - $45 HDMI CABLE PREMIUM GOLD - $18.00 JBL mod D123 Speaker - $95

230 Freebies 9x12 Rug - FREE Baby Grand Piano - FREE

EXCELLENT BABYSITTER AVAILABLE! Great, FUN, Loving NANNY Mandarin/English nanny Maxi’s After School Care This the ideal after school care for your child. Will pick up from Bubb School. Call Fariba at 650-961-5286 Multicultural,Bilingual,Top Refs NANNY Outstanding F/T Nanny Available Saturday Night Babysitter Top Nanny for Hire Excel. refs. 650/233-9778 Wednesday Childcare

BMW Sales/Consignment Any Any - 100 NISSAN 2003 350 Z - $9,500

Kid’s Stuff

Kohler Toilet - $50

2001 911 Porsche Turbo Carrera 13,000 miles. Black interior, manual trans, 6 cyl engine. (323)774-1631 NEW BEETLE 2001 NEW BEETLE - $7500.000

Women’s Pac10 Basketball Tourney - $50

330 Child Care Offered

245 Miscellaneous

210 Garage/Estate Sales

GERMAN Language Class


Great Pit Bull needs a home Eddie is a 1 year old male, neutered Pit who needs a permanent home. He is very loving and sweet. Needs a home with a lot of space and where he will get a good daily workout. Gets along great with my other dogs, and has never shown any aggression towards my cats or kids. Tory (415) 602-1354

270 Tickets

Eurocave wine storage unit - $850.00


Lost black & white Boston bull t Lost on Saturday the 27th in the Cubberley area. (650)493-7416 - $100 Reward.

English riding lessons/training

SAT prep for May 1st & June 5th - $400 - $689

Rocking chair - $50 2 Italian Marble Lvg Rm Tables - $299

Found - Keys

140 Lost & Found

DONATE YOUR CAR! Breast Cancer Research foundation! Most highly rated breast cancer charity in America! Tax Deductible/Fast Free Pick Up. Call - 1-877-464-8203 (AAN CAN)

Paint Your Cows Purple

240 Furnishings/ Household items

Donate Your Car Children’s Cancer Fund! Help Save A Child’s Life Through Research & Support! Free Vacation Package. Fast, Easy & Tax Deductible. Call 1-800-252-0615. (Cal-SCAN)

FREE Firewood & Mulch - FREE

Antique dolls

Piano Class for Ages 2-6, FUN! Piano Lessons Taught in your home. Member MTAC & NGPT. Specializing in beginners. All levels welcome. Karen, (650)367-0307 or (650)996-8059

Dining Table: You haul it. - FREE

235 Wanted to Buy

Hope Street Studios In Downtown Mountain View Most Instruments, Voice All Ages, All Levels (650) 961-2192

Voice Lessons 650-216-9138

Tropical Nights Singles Dance

Great Pit Bull needs a home

Guitar Lessons 650-224-3550 Your home, fun, professional $55

Free Reiki Open House

The Matzoh Ball

155 Pets

2008 Kubota BX24 Compact Tractor, Loader, backhoe, Diesel, 4x4, Asking $4600, don’t miss out, / 8183372974 Alta Mesa Crypt for sale Mausoleum number 1, last one available. $9,000.00 (209)475-9475. Back Pack - Jansport - $30.00 Canon 35 MM Camera - $50.00 Collection 202 Best Movies VHS - 202 vids; $75/offer Microscope - $100 Mixed Firewood - $150 NEW! BMW 335i Cabrio Toy Car - $600 Stetson Western Hats - $35.00 Sunnyvale Moving Boxes Supplies Telephoto Camera Case - $25.00 Typewriter, IBM Selectric - $85.00 Western Boots - $55-$100

250 Musical Instruments Kawaii RX-6 grand piano - $18,000.00 Piano-Baldwin Excel Tone - 2,250.00

340 Child Care Wanted Babysitter / Driver Babysitter/Housecleaner Needed weekends, flex hrs. Exp., refs, own car. 408/605-5024 F/T Nanny for 3 month old! I need a caregiver for Aretta I need a caregiver who could watch over my lil daughter Aretta Contact me @:

345 Tutoring/ Lessons Chess Lessons for kids and adult French Native Teacher All levels and ages. SAT, AP, conversation for travelers and business professionals. Hessen Camille Ghazal, Ph.D. 650/965-9696 One-to-One Tutoring Service SAT/ACT/AP math tutor $39/hr Spanish Language Instruction By native Spanish speaker. Grammar & Conversational. 1:1 or group of 4. Children & Adults welcome. (650)327-4612

Yamaha Electronic Keyboard - $50

Stanford-Educated Expert Tutors

260 Sports & Exercise Equipment

Summer HS Math & Spanish - $495 & less p/class

Dive Mask - $27.00 Dive Weight Belt - $8.00 German Hiking Boots (Men) - $45.00 OBO Locker Bag - Ogio - $45.00 OBO Snorkel by Dacor - $17.00 Swim Fins - $12.00 Volkl Pro skis. 177cm. - $145

The Reading Clinic Proven results for 13yrs (800)790-5302

350 Preschools/ Schools/Camps Horseback Riding Camps & Lessons (650)854-7755 Lesson Office

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455 Personal Training Personal Training at your house!

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Jobs 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)

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648 HorsesBoarding/Training Learn To Rope With Ed Cohn Beginner’s / Intermediate meeting, Tuesday March 2nd 7pm. Horse not needed. 650-854-9109

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

Home Services 703 Architecture/ Design Artist, Designer, Builder

710 Carpentry Cabinetry-Individual Designs Precise, 3-D Computer Modeling: Mantels * Bookcases * Workplaces * Wall Units * Window Seats. Ned Hollis, 650/856-9475

715 Cleaning Services

Orkopina Housecleaning “The BEST Service for You� Since 1985

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R. Alvarez Cleaning Weekly, monthly or one time cleaning. 14 years exp. Excel. refs. Lic. #41574. 650/716-6515.

719 Remodeling/ Additions Domicile Construction, Inc.

General Contractor T 415 999-3143 650 366-8335 since 1990 lic #627843 General Construction and Handyman Service * Bathroom/kitchen remodel * Carpentry, retrofitting * Decks and patios Call Walter, 650/265-8315 or #897206. Local refs, 25yrs exp

Alex Electric Lic #784136. Free Est. All electrical. Alex, (650)366-6924 Electrical Services Repair, trouble shoot, new install CA lic. 833594. 650/918-7524 angel@ Repairs Small jobs welcome. 650/343-5125. Lic. #545936. Call, relax, it’s done!

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

748 Gardening/ Landscaping Beckys Landscape Weekly/periodic maint. Annual rose/fruit tree prune, clean ups, irrigation, sod, planting, raised beds. Demolition, excavation. Driveway, patio, deck installs. Power washing. 650/493-7060

Marlem Cleaning Service Residential/comm’l. Move in/out, remodel clean ups, windows. 10 years exp., good refs. Serving entire Bay Area. 650/380-4114 Navarro Housecleaning Home and Office. Weekly, bi-weekly. Floors, windows, carpets. Free est., good refs., 15 years exp. 650-8533058; 650-796-0935


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759 Hauling a J & G HAULING SERVICE Misc. junk, office, appliances, garage, storage, etc, clean-ups. Old furniture, green waste and yard junk. Licensed & insured. FREE ESTIMATES 650/368-8810



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Housecleaning Available 18 years exp. Excellent refs. Good rates, own car. Maria, (650)679-1675 or (650)207-4609 (cell)



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Barbara Milagros C: 650-771-0453 O: 650-299-9629


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Junk Hauling Service Yard clean-up & Maintenance service. Large & small jobs. 650-771-0213 Student Raising Money for College Will haul anything. Call for discount prices. 650-568-3297 Grant

767 Movers Armandos Moving Home, Apts,Storage. Full Service moves. Serving the Bay Area for 20 yrs. Licensed & Insured. Armando, 650-6300424. CAL-T190632


STYLE PAINTING Comm’l/Residential, interior and ext., full service painting. Insured. Lic. 903303. 650/388-8577 Wallpapering by Trish 24 years of experience Free Estimates 949-1820

775 Asphalt/ Concrete Mr. Low Price Driveways, patios, pavers, stamp, brick, block, all stone, retaining walls. Lic. #875321. Insured. Free est. 650/630-2866 Roe General Engineering Concrete, asphalt, sealing, pavers, new construct, repairs. 30 yrs exp. No job too small. Lic #663703 * 650/814-5572

779 Organizing Services Cadagan Concierge End the Clutter & Get Organized Residential Organizing by Debra Robinson (650)941-5073

787 Pressure Washing Pressure Washing Decks * Patios * Driveways Deck Repair * Home Exterior Becky, 650/493-7060

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

795 Tree Care Ozzie‘s Crown Reduction Thinning TREE &Tree Removal Service & Stump Grinding Owner, Operated & Supervised 25 years experience

650.368.8065 650.704.5588

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Real Estate 801 Apartments/ Condos/Studios Menlo Park, 1 BR/1 BA - $1450/mo Menlo Park, 2 BR/1 BA - $1795/mo Menlo Park, Studio - $1400/mont Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $945/month


Mountain View, 2 BR/1 BA - $1450/mo.


PA: 1BR/1BA PA: 1BR/1BA Bike to Stanford. Year lease. N/P. Avail. now. $1230 mo. 650/493-9576

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FARIAS PAINTING Interior/Exterior. Avail. 24/7. 25 Yrs. c.(650)248-6911 Gary Rossi PAINTING Free 2 gal. paint. Water damage repair, wallpaper removal. Bonded. Lic #559953. 650/345-4245

Mountain View, Studio BR/1 BA - $845

PA: 2BR/1BA From $1300 mo. Upstairs. Bike to Stanford. Year lease. N/P. Avail. now. 650/493-9576


LARGE UPSTAIRS 1BR W/HARDWOOD FLOORS, GAS STOVE, NEAR PA HIGH SCHOOL, $1,545 OR MODERN, HI-CEILING, W A/C & W/D INSIDE, BEAUTIFUL 1BR/1BA $1,695 & UP, OR SPACIOUS UPSTAIRS 2BR/2BA $2,395 & UP NEAR GUNN HS, STANFORD, PAGE MILL RD LIMITED TIME! CALL NOW! (650)320-8500 Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $1250/mo Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $1695/mo Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $1,495/Mo Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA - $1700/mo Palo Alto, 2 BR/1.5 BA Well kept, 2 story unit. Avail. now. Near Stanford & shops. No smoking/pets. For appt/info: Phone Al 650 328 0745 Palo Alto, 2 BR/2 BA - $2,395/mo Redwood City, 1 BR/1 BA - $1075/mo RWC: Charming studio/cottage quiet neighborhood. Full kitch/ bath w/ceiling fan/ skylight. non-smoker/no pets. $950. 650-367-6559. San Carlos, 2 BR/2 BA - $1,700,00 Sunnyvale, 2 BR/1.5 BA - $1,745/mon



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EPA: 4BR/2.5BA Newer home, nice neighborhood. 2000sf, 2 stories, front/back yards. $2900 mo. 650/630-8588 Menlo Park, 2 BR/2 BA - 2500.00 Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA - $4,200.00 Menlo Park, 4 BR/2 BA - $2700.

Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA - $2,900 Palo Alto, 4 BR/2 BA - $3400 mon Portola Valley, 4 BR/3 BA - $5,450/mo. Woodside, 4 BR/4+ BA - $18000

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Pajaro Dunes Condo 2BR/2BA or 1BR/1BA. On beach, ocean view. Cable TV, VCR, internet access, CD, tennis, W/D. Pvt. deck, BBQ. Owner, 650/424-1747. World Class Tennis Tournament Through 3/21. Indian Wells, CA. Marriott timeshare resort. All amenities. 650/965-0212

850 Acreage/Lots/ Storage El Paso, TX 20 acre ranch foreclosure. Was $16,900 Now $12,856. $0 Down, assume payments, $159/month. Beautiful views, owner financing. FREE map/pictures 1-800-343-9444. (Cal-SCAN) Lake Valley, NV Bank owned land! 10 acres. $39,750. Substantial discount, gorgeous views. Great recreational opportunities, upscale ranch community. Rainbow Trout creek frontage. Financing available to qualified buyers. 1-877-236-5204. (Cal-SCAN)

855 Real Estate Services A block to Duveneck

Menlo Park, 5+ BR/3 BA - $1295000 Redwood City: Emerald Hills, 5+ BR/3.5 BA - $2599500 Redwood Shores, 2 BR/2 BA - $599,950

830 Commercial/ Income Property PA: Law Firm 2 offices avail. for sublease. 1 block from North County courthouse. 1 corner and/or 1 inner office. Admin space avail. Recept., conf. room, kitchen, parking. Network services and use of copier/scanner avail. Unfurn/furn. Terry, 650/566-2290

840 Vacation Rentals/Time Shares Bed & Breakfast B&B Hotel

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815 Rentals Wanted HELP me find place-I pay U $300

MP: 2BR/1BA Hardwood floors, frplc. Front/back yards. Gardener. N/P. $2150 mo., lease. Agent Arn Cenedella, 650/566-5329


Portola Valley, Studio - $1000

Redwood City, 1 BR/1 BA - $1350/mo.

East Palo Alto, 4 BR/1.5 BA - $2000.

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LAS LOMAS CLEANING SERVICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 534471 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Las Lomas Cleaning Services at 570 S. Rengstorff Ave., #55, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County: SERGIO TORRES 570 S. Rengstorff Ave., #55 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 22, 2010. (Voice Feb. 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 2010) MURACCI’S 2 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 534387 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Muracci’s 2 at 244 State St., Los Altos, CA 94022, Santa Clara County: YASUYUK MURATA 750 Sylvan Ave., # 33 Mountain View, CA 94041 TAMIKO FUKUDA 750 Sylvan Ave., # 33 Mountain View, CA 94041 This business is owned by Husband and Wife. Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on February 19, 2010. (Voice Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010) RK TRUCKING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT File No. 534751 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: RK Trucking at 1240 Dale Av. #39, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County: CHIRAKOLE RADHAKRISHNAN 1240 Dale Av. # 39 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 March 1, 2010. (Voice Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2010)

ALKA CONSTRUCTION FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 535047 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Alka Construction at 303 Windmill Park Lane, Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County: MOHAMAD A. ALKADRI 303 Windmill Park Ln. Mountain View, CA 94043 This business is owned by an individual. Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 3/5/2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on March 5, 2010. (Voice Mar. 12, 19, 26, Apr. 2, 2010)

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Tucked away with a nice yard and privacy, this home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 modern remodeled baths with skylights, and many upgrades including new electrical throughout, a remodeled kitchen with skylight, fresh paint, upgraded interior doors and double-pane windows. Also, hardwood floors, newer carpets in bedrooms, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, patio doors in living room, bay window in dining & master bedrooms, and two-car attached garage. In the popular Monta Loma Neighborhood, near shopping, commutes, train and not far from Downtown and Los Altos High School.


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, private back yard with pool, shaded deck and lovely gardens. Guest house has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, kitchen and laundry room and currently rents for $2,495/month! Great opportunity with rental income awaits!







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. Great value in this 6,300 sq. ft., 4 acre, newer style home. Nice floor plan with soaring ceilings, 6 bedrooms, 4.5 bath with office and au-pair with separate entrance. Expansive land with many possibilities for pool and tennis court. Huge MDA 54,129 sq. ft. and MFA 22,496 sq. ft. 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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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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135 OAKEEFE ST. #4 $659,000 Newly rmdld twnhm w/Approx.1650sq.ft.LG gourmet kit w/granite cntr tops.2 mstr suit.

990 YORKTOWN DR $1,049,000 Rare Cherry Chase home w/ 1/4 ac lot, 3 car gar, gourmet kit plus more, Homestead High

603 GLEN ALTO DR $1,999,000 Remodeled w/hrdwd flrs, high ceilings. Sep DR, FR Kit w/fireplace, breakfast bar.

Stella Rosh

Clara Lee

R. Brendan Leary




311 CUESTA AVE 21161 CANYON OAK WAY SAT 1:30 - 4:30 $2,199,000 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,788,000 4 BR 2.5 BA Almost completely rebuilt in 4 BR 4.5 BA Custom English style home features: 2005,this beautiful & spacious home w/office. Dramatic foyer with 19 ft ceilings. Grcious liv- Hannelore Blanchard 650.941.7040 ing rm. Cindy Mattison/Karen Scheel


20682 CELESTE CIRCLE SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $399,950 1 BR 1 BA 871 square-foot condo.New carpet,some newer wndws,tile floors,& air-conditioning. Kathryn Tomaino


HALF MOON BAY 9 TURNBERRY CT SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,599,000 5 BR 3.5 BA Come hm to paradise on the Coast. This Ocean Colony hm has 4700+sq.ft. of luxury living Elizabeth Thompson


LOS ALTOS 24481 SUMMERHILL AVE SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,599,000 3 BR 1.5 BA Idyllic private location w/gorgeous views!20,000 sq ft lot,charming Hm.Hrdwd flrs,frplc. Terri Couture


852 UNIVERSITY AVE SUN 1:15 - 4:30 $1,528,000 4 BR 2.5 BA Harmony & good design. Remodeled & close to dwntwn. 11,465 sf lot. LA schools. 2 car gar. Hunt & Robinson


812 NASH RD SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,498,000 3 BR 2 BA Build your dream home or fix/ remodel this country Ranch on large view-lot near downtown. Susan Selkirk


26 PASA ROBLES AVE SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,275,000 2 BR 2 BA Well-maintained Spanish Mediterranean home with open, sunny floorplan. Lots of windows. Jim Galli




1525 TYLER PARK WAY SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $CALL FOR PRICE 2 BR 2.5 BA A treasure w/spacious LR/DR, MSTR BDRM w/FP. Alcove & balcony. Bonus rm & att 2-car garage

1448 HAMILTON AVE SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,699,000 5 BR 4 BA Elegant Home, Great Palo Alto Neighborhood, Beautifully Remodeled to the Highest Standard

Barbara Sawyer

650.325.6161 Lan Bowling/John Chung


PALO ALTO 101 ALMA ST #208 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $499,000 1 BR 1 BA Unique opportunity. New Bosch appliances, carpet, light fixture, & more. A bright 650.328.5211 delight. Amy Sung



1640 NOTRE DAME DR SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,199,000 3 BR 2 BA Exceptional Varsity Park hm w beautiful remodeled interior & landscaped yards.LA schools.

650.941.7040 Lan Bowling/John Chung

Dora Thordarson

650.941.7040 Dan Ziony

1029 RAMONA ST SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $3,195,000 4 BR 3.5 BA Renovated in March 2010!Stunning hm appx 3450 sf sits in one the of most sought after area

650.328.5211 Zach Trailer


117 S. CALIFORNIA AVE. #D205 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $599,000 2 BR 1.5 BA Gorgeous updated unit. Bamboo floors, fresh paint, close to shops, FP, in-unit laundry.

650.325.6161 Kathleen Jarvis Pasin

1270 ORTIZ COURT SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $599,000 3 BR 2 BA Remodeled on quiet 9975 sq.ft. culde-sac lot. Approx 1486 sq.ft.Spacious granite, eat-in Kit

650.325.6161 Mickey Shaevitz

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WONDERFUL INVSTMNT PROP. $899,000 1234 PITMAN AVE Located in desirable Monta Loma neighborhood SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,498,000 27580 ELENA RD SAN JOSE of Mtn View.Hrdwd flrs 4 BR 3 BA 9-year-young custom built lot over SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,800,000 Linda Takagi 650.941.7040 7000. House over 2700+ Attached grg.Family 1/4 ACRE LOT W/GUEST HSE $939,000 7 BR 6.5 BA This elegant Hm will impress even rm+sep study 4 BR 2.5 BA Remodelled Kitchen & master bath. the most discriminating tastes.Exquisite touches 2100 CALIFORNIA ST 650.325.6161 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $879,900 Julie Lau Huge back yard.Dual pane windows,hand honed thruout $2,096,000 wood floors. Vivi Chan 650.941.7040 4 BR 2.5 BA Contemporary home w/high ceilings. 783 TALISMAN COURT Updtd w/slate & bamboo flrs;fam rm kit,inside 5 BR 3 BA Custom built home on cul-de-sac. Marcie Soderquist 650.941.7040 12374 MELODY LN lndry. 3,100 sf of living area.Att 2 car grg. Lot appx. SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,695,000 Kathy Horvath BEYOND COMPARE $699,000 8,033 sf 650.941.7040 5 BR 4 BA Rare! Over 5,000 newly remodeled Grace Feng 650.328.5211 4 BR 2 BA Charm & Tranquility describe this 2447 TAMALPAIS ST at end of a cul de sac on over 1 acre! Palo Alto updated home close to Santana Row. Enchanting SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $729,000 230 DAVENPORT WAY schls 3 BR 2 BA Courtyard-style hm w/large, open kit, SUN 1:15 - 4:30 $1,399,000 backyard Vicki Geers 650.941.7040 gas range, prof landscaping, hrwd flrs & 2car gar 6 BR 3 BA Expanded & meticulously maintained Dana Willson 650.941.7040 Pat Jordan 650.325.6161 2 story hm on CDS. Eik LR w/FP LG sep DR FR/ 12510 MINORCA CT 4535 CARAWAY CT Media rm. SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,650,000 264 N WHISMAN RD #3 $480,000 650.325.6161 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 5 BR 4.5 BA Beautifully remodeled home has SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $400,000 Pooneh Fouladi 4 BR 2.5 BA Roomy,conventional floorplan with much to offer w/sep 1BR/1BA apartment & Palo 2 BR 1 BA Overlooking lawn area. Completely 3780 STARR KING CI Alto schls updated, kitchen cabinets w/granite counters. SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,199,000 LR,DR & kitchen on 1st floor,bedrooms upstairs 650.941.7040 Terrie Masuda 650.941.7040 Melanie Johnson 650.948.0456 3 BR 2 BA Beautiful & Bright, this fully reno- Jim Galli vated home is a classic contemporary with 26726 MOODY RD 181 DEL MEDIO AVE. #113 open-design. SANTA CLARA $330,000 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,350,000 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 Lan Bowling/John Chung 650.328.5211 4 BR 4 BA Tree top views! In a wooded two 1 BR 1 BA Beautiful ground flr condo w/966 sq 2230 SAINT CLAIRE CT $1,095,000 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 acres. Featuring soaring ceilings crowned by 22 ft.Lots of good light & space.Secure bldg near PRIME VACANT LOT $535,000 Located on secluded cul-de-sac convenient to 2 BR 2.5 BA Warm and inviting town home PA & LA skylights 650.325.6161 groceries,neighborhood parks,library & coffee Buchanan, Bowen & Scheel 650.941.7040 Pablo Pinedo boasts 2 spacious master suites and picturesque Anne Ward 650.941.7040 rear patio PALO ALTO LOS GATOS 548 EVERETT AV Dana Willson 650.941.7040 320 KELLOGG AV SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $949,000 453 ALBERTO WAY #D243 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $7,998,000 2 BR 2 BA Impeccably remod. Fml DR.Spa like SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $430,000 SUNNYVALE 7 BR 6.5 BA Exquisite home on 1/2 acre lot w/ master bath.Georgous kit.Lrg rms.storge attic. 2 BR 2 BA Charming condo in senior complex. 2 car grg chef's kitchen & separate guest quarters STUNNING LUXURY $1,099,888 Redone to perfection w/granite,new flrs, new 650.325.6161 5 BR 2.5 BA Extensive remodel Ditz-Crane home Tim Trailer 650.325.6161 Zach Trailer kit & baths 4137 THAIN WAY close to schls, park, shopping. Grnte Kit,FR,LR/ Veronica Rudick 650.325.6161 4060 MANZANA LANE $789,000 DR combo. SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $5,250,000 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 5 BR 5.5 BA Green to the core! Sophisticated,eclectic 2 BR 2 BA Cathedral ceilings, FP, wood flrs, good Ron & Nasrin Delan 650.941.7040 MENLO PARK light, good storage, garage, balconies, laundry rm & colorful Mediterranean hm. 600 KENWOOD DR 650.325.6161 1142 ROCKEFELLER DR Vivi Chan, 650.941.7040 Jon Anderson SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,500,000 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $950,000 101 ALMA ST #802 955 ADDISON AV 5 BR 4 BA Owned by the same family for nearly $650,000 3 BR 2 BA Big, updated, spacious, new roof, SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $3,980,000 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 50 years, and expanded to meet their needs. 6 BR 5.5 BA Xquisite 2stry 8 yrs nw cstom blt 2 BR 2 BA Unique opportunity. New Bosch dbl pane win’s, sep family rm – dining rm, easy Nancy Goldcamp 650.325.6161 in Crescent Prk 4300sqft living area lot size appliances, carpet, light fixture, & more. A bright location delight. 12,400sqft Nancy Adele Stuhr 650.948.0456

MARCH 12, 2010


Mountain View Voice 03.12.2010 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the March 12, 2010 edition of the Mountain View Voice

Mountain View Voice 03.12.2010 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the March 12, 2010 edition of the Mountain View Voice