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Dramatic final hearing for Minton’s project RESIDENTS SHARPLY DIVIDED OVER PROPOSED APARTMENT BUILDINGS DURING FIVE-HOUR CITY COUNCIL MEETING By Daniel DeBolt

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t was a house divided in a packed City Council chambers Tuesday night, as supporters and opponents clashed over a proposed 203-unit development project on the site of Minton’s Lumber and Supply. The discussion began around 7 p.m., and by 11 Mayor Ronit Bryant was still looking at a long line of people at the public speaker’s podium. “I turn into a pumpkin at midnight and I’d rather do that in private,” she said, trying to speed up the comments. The council will make a final decision on the project on April 7. Prometheus Real Estate Group proposes to build 203 one and two bedroom rental apartments where Minton’s now stands on 3.5 acres at 455 West Evelyn Ave. Two apartment See MINTON’S, page 8

Foothill College student Etienne Bowie leads fellow marchers toward the state Capitol building in Sacramento. Bowie was among the organizers who helped bring four busloads of Foothill students to Monday’s demonstration. Below: Foothill student Huda Tahboub makes a protest sign during the bus ride to Sacramento. Photos by Michelle Le.

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Capitol Mall, some of them relayed their own personal stories to staff members in the Capitol building. “Our goal is to present our own story,” explained Johnson Chan during the bus ride to Sacramento Monday morning. Chan, who serves as the school’s student body vice president of finance, said more student groups than ever have asked the student government for financial support this year.

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n an attempt to ensure that high speed rail doesn’t ruin Mountain View’s landscape, the City Council on Tuesday decided to pay a design firm $100,000 to create 3-D sketches of high speed rail crossings at Rengstorff Avenue and Castro Street. Freedman, Tung & Sasaki, a San Francisco firm which designed the redevelopment of Castro Street, will also design several alternatives for the two major street crossings for high speed rail in Mountain View. The city hopes that the California High Speed Rail Authority will take note. See HSR, page 8


     

         

       

   

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Plenty to do this summer

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CITY’S RECREATION CLASSES ARE FILLING UP FAST By Kelsey Mesher

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t would be hard for Mountain View youth to complain about having nothing to do this summer. From claymation to culinary camp to mommy-and-me belly dancing, a wealth of summer activities is available for kids, and registration is already underway. “Parents are understanding the importance of keeping their children active,” said Kim Castro, youth resources manager for the city. She acknowledged that limited summer school opportunities are also pushing families toward recreation for their kids. “Everybody’s registering right now,” she said. “The earlier families get registered, the more opportunities there are for them.” In an effort to reach new families, a number of community organizations hosted a summer activity fair earlier this month. Two hundred and fifty people attended. “Everybody ran out of materials,” Castro said. “We wanted to provide families with an opportunity to learn how to get registered,” she said. “It seems to be a barrier for families every year — the process, or they wait until really late in the season. And for Mountain View, “late” means the end of May. “By then we’re fully subscribed, and many of our financial aid resources have been accessed as well,” Castro said. Last year, she said, the city provided $130,000 to help 300 needy families sign their children up for summer activities. In terms of programming, the city is ramping up several youth and family services to accommodate for demand. “We increased the summer family movie series this year,” Castro said. “Because of the success it had last year we wanted to provide more opportunities for families to do things together with no cost attached.” The city is selling low-cost family pool permits, usable during recreation hours at Eagle and Rengstorff pools. She said The House, formerly known as the Teen Center, would be open six days a week, as opposed See SUMMER, page 6

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Workers put finishing touches on a new property at Satake Estates. Housing at Satake is being built with some drought-tolerant landscaping in mind, such as the rock garden in the foreground.

Proposed city ordinance would require water-efficient landscaping By Daniel DeBolt

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o save increasingly precious water, the city of Mountain View is proposing to limit the use of grass and other thirsty plants in city landscaping. And while most homeowners would not be affected, new homes and office parks may look quite different than they would without the ordinance. Under the proposed ordinance, grass and other non-

drought-tolerant plants would be restricted to as little as 25 percent of the landscape for all new developments. The ordinance allows extra water for playing fields and for properties that use recycled water, such as the Google headquarters. The ordinance would not affect most homeowners. The city held a meeting on the proposed ordinance on Wednesday evening at the Senior Center, after the Voice went to press. “The idea is not to burden

existing homeowners with additional costs,” said Elizabeth Flegel, water conservation coordinator for the city. There are two options under the plan. The first is to limit “high water use” plants and grass to 25 percent of the property’s landscape. The rest can be landscaped with low water use and/or native plants. The second option is to prepare a “water budget calculation” for See WATER, page 6

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BANK ROBBED ON EL CAMINO Police report that a man with a handgun robbed a Mountain View bank on El Camino Real early last week. According to police, on Monday, March 15 at 3:06 p.m., a man walked into Pacific National Bank at 820 E. El Camino Real, approached a teller, and opened his jacket to show he had a gun in his waistband. He then demanded money. The teller gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash. A witness outside reportedly saw the man leave behind the building. Police say they have surveillance footage, but earlier this week they did not yet know the identity of the

robber. He was described as a white male in his 50s, of slight to average build and with brown hair. — Kelsey Mesher

COUNTY TB RATE REMAINS HIGH Tuberculosis cases in Santa Clara County are the third highest in the state and remain high despite a large drop in the rest of California, according to a report released Monday by The Tuberculosis Prevention Partnership of Santa Clara County. While the number of tuberculosis cases in California dropped significantly in 2009, Santa Clara County had 197 cases in 2009, the same as in 2008, according to the report.

The tuberculosis rate in California was 6.4 cases per 100,000 people, while the case rate in Santa Clara County was 10.8 cases per 100,000 in 2009. Nationwide, the tuberculosis rate was 3.8 cases per 100,000 people in 2009. “TB is still a serious problem in Santa Clara County,” said Santa Clara County Health Officer Marty Fenstersheib. “An important part of prevention is effectively screening and treating latent TB infection in people with chronic diseases like diabetes, which makes people more susceptible to developing active TB,” he said. — Palo Alto Weekly

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iz Kniss, a Santa Clara County supervisor who was invited to Washington, D.C., for the signing of President Obama’s health care overhaul, said the mood among Democrats was jubilant Tuesday but that lawmakers have a lot of work ahead to implement the changes and make sure citizens understand them. Kniss, current president of the county Board of Supervisors and a member of local and statewide health committees, helped analyze and lobby for the bill and was invited to attend the signing. She has a background in nursing and formerly served on the Palo Alto City Council and school board. The House of Representatives passed the Senate version of the bill 219-212 on Sunday. The House also approved a set of changes to the bill, and the changes will soon go before the Senate for a vote. Kniss said she was excited to witness Obama sign the historic legislation. “We were all caught off guard by the passing” of the bill when it happened, she said. “Nobody really thought this would go through as quickly as it did.” When she was in Washington just two weeks ago, Democrats only had 200 votes, 16 shy of the House margin needed to pass the legislation. She said it’s been frustrating the watch the bill’s momentum fluctuate, but that House Speaker Nancy See HEALTH, page 11

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iliana Ortiz’s baby girl was choking. Ortiz was terrified, and she didn’t know what to do. “I was scared, and then I started thinking. And I remembered,� she said. She recalled a lesson taught in her parenting class at the Young Parents Program, put her baby on her knee, and saved her life. Ortiz, an 18-year-old Mountain View resident, is a graduate of the Young Parents Program (YPP), offered by the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District’s Adult School. She transferred into the program from Mountain View High in January 2008, a month before giving birth to her daughter, Kimberly, at the age of 16. YPP is a program for teenagers who are pregnant or become mothers while still students in the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District, and who chose to take classes at the Adult School. Like some dozen other pregnant girls or new mothers each year, Ortiz turned to YPP to finish her high school coursework. Along with the necessary coursework required to graduate, the girls learn parenting skills like the first aid that Ortiz used. YPP currently serves 14 students, according to Laura Stefanski, head of the Adult School. She said the

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to three. Since opening last year under a new name, The House has become a popular after-school and weekend hang-out for middle school aged students. For teens 13 to 15 looking to gain leadership skills and volunteer experience, the city is recruiting for its Leaders in Training program through April 30. Young teens work alongside aquatics and recreation staff at youth camps, Deer Hollow

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the landscape design’s needed water volume. The calculation can add up to no more than what is needed for equal parts low, moderate and high water use plants on the site, Flegel said. There will be no ongoing enforcement of water use under the ordinance, but the city would check on each installation to make sure it follows the approved design, Flegel said. Regardless of the option cho-

program also provides childcare services for those students’ children — eight infants and two toddlers — so that the mothers can attend classes four afternoons a week. But due to state budget cuts, the childcare component of the program will lose $17,000 of its state funding, Stefanski said, forcing administrators to reshuffle their resources in order to keep the childcare center up and running. According to YPP supervisor John Mittan, keeping the childcare center is no small matter, as it makes the Young Parents Program successful. “The primary thing that we offer that the high schools don’t is child care. That’s kind of the big difference,� he said. “If you think about young parents ... the most essential piece in the whole puzzle is the childcare.� Stefanski says the administration will find ways to make up the shortfall. She will try to obtain more grants, she said, but if needed there is an adult education fund of $84,000 for childcare programming. She added that although YPP is a small program it’s valuable, so such district funds will likely be moved to maintain it. “We’re optimistic that something will turn up,� she said. Major staff cuts cannot realistically be made to the childcare

program, Stefanski said, because the majority of its funding goes to personnel costs needed to maintain the staff-to-child ratio required by many of the program’s grants. “That’s the only way that the childcare center can be a quality place for all who use it,� Stefanski said. “The services here are so wraparound, it’s a place where (the mothers) can join other girls in similar situations.� Taking classes with other pregnant girls and teenage mothers, Ortiz felt a sense of community, she said, in contrast to the judgmental atmosphere at Mountain View High. After she got pregnant, she said, most of her former friends stopped talking to her. “When we were pregnant, we had our feelings lowered,� she said. But at YPP, both she and her daughter made friends who they still see — even after graduating last April. “We’re like a family, like sisters,� Ortiz said of the friends she made there. In 2008, the year Kimberly was born, Santa Clara County had a teen pregnancy rate of 14 babies for every 1,000 teenage girls, significantly lower than the state average of 35 per 1,000. This was California’s lowest birth rate for teen mothers, even as the national rate continues to climb past 42 births per 1,000.

Farm or local pools. “If kids are not active during the summer then we worry they would find negative behaviors to get involved in, and we want them involved in positive activities,� Castro said. “We want them to stay healthy over the summer and stay engaged with peers and positive adult role models.� She added that many families at the activities fair were looking for ways to keep their kids engaged in academics. The Mountain View Public

Library is again offering summer reading programming, where children and teenagers set reading goals and keep track of their progress. Students can participate in special events throughout the summer, and those who accomplish their goals receive a free book. Gradeappropriate reading lists are also available for families. Other community organizations registering for summer activities include the local YMCA and the Community Health Awareness Council.

sen there are also several design rules that must be followed in order to efficiently use irrigation systems, such as grouping high water use plants together. The ordinance would only apply to properties going through the city’s planning department for other reasons, such as building permits, variances and conditional use permits. The ordinance’s biggest impact would be on new developments, such as office parks or subdivisions of the sort currently being built at Satake Estates, located on the site of

the former Satake Nursery at the end of Marilyn Drive (the Satake developments are using drought-tolerant landscaping). Making the ordinance more far-reaching would mean hiring more city staff, Flegel said — an additional cost burden during hard financial times for the city. It would also be unusual in light of what other cities have done, she said. The city was spurred to draft the ordinance by state Assembly Bill 1881, which allows the city to create its own regulations instead of following one provided by the state.

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buildings, ranging from two stories on Villa Street to four stories on Evelyn Avenue, would be built atop a one-story underground garage. On Tuesday, supporters and opponents continued their disagreement over whether the project would cause parking and traffic problems, and whether the buildings are too big for the neighborhood. Resident Mary Helvey presented a slide that showed her small Villa Street home, built around 1900, in proportion to the proposed buildings, which appeared to dwarf it. Supporters said the density worked because the buildings were designed well, and downtown resident Aaron Grossman, who spoke for many supporters, called concerns about size “not a big deal.” Support and opposition for the project was evenly divided among the meeting’s attendees — about half raised their hand when asked if project supporter Grossman spoke for them. The other half raised their hand to show they agreed with opposition leader Laura Lewis. Opponents added a new criticism of the project to their list, which was a claim that it would keep $26 million in property taxes from local schools over 60 years because the land would be leased from the longtime owners, thus preventing it from being reassessed at its full value. Supporters said this was a rare chance to build homes near the city’s major transit hub downtown. There would be demand for the new apartments from people who wanted to use a car as little as possible, they said, which would reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And it would show that the city was serious about housing Google and Microsoft employees. “If you don’t build it here, we ask then, where?” said developer John Moss. Lewis said Mountain View was already the third-densest city in the county and that, at over 50 percent, its percentage of rental homes is far higher than the rest of the county, which averages 33 percent. The

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The goal is be able to respond to an “alternatives analysis” scheduled to be released by the Rail Authority in April. That report will analyze the possible alignment of two additional tracks for high speed trains up the Peninsula’s Caltrain corridor. The tracks may run in an underground tunnel, a ditch, at grade or above ground on a platform or berm. The city will have a

result of so many rentals is a more “transient population,” she said, as well as lower property taxes because rental properties are sold and reassessed in value less often. Lewis and other opponents called on the council to reject the project, which they imagined would force the Eaton family, which owns Minton’s, to sell the property instead of lease it. The result, they said, would probably be a much less dense condo or town home project similar to what Classic Communities is planning next door. The other side of the debate had unusually wide support from local organizations and environmental leaders, including the Chamber of Commerce, the Central Business Association, city sustainability coordinator Steve Attinger, the Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning and the city’s own Planning Department. “We believe this is the right project on this site,” said planning director Randy Tsuda. Moss said the result of Prometheus’ controversial signature gathering campaign for the project was over 1,000 signatures in support of a “high density” and “pedestrian friendly” development.

impact.” At the request of council member Laura Macias, commissioner Lisa Matichak spoke for the Environmental Planning Commission, which opposed the project under the belief that it should “do no harm” to the neighborhood. She said the commission felt the project’s buildings were too big, and sympathized with the neighborhood over traffic and parking issues. To appease neighbors, Prometheus has agreed to study parking issues after the project is 95 percent occupied. If parking is inadequate, Prometheus has promised to add 22 additional parking spaces to the garage through the use of car lifts.

Council position While the council had only made time to ask questions of the project, some members made their positions apparent anyway. “Isn’t it orders of magnitude bigger than any of the buildings around it?” asked council member Jac Siegel. In response to assertions from city staff that studies showed traffic and parking impacts would be minimal, he said, “It almost sounds like we can add an infinite amount of buildings and there’s no

BMR units removed Many expressed surprise that the developer removed about 20 “below market rate” affordable rental units from the project because of a recent state court decision which prevents cities across the state from imposing affordable housing requirements on new developments. “The city of Mountain View is no longer able to enforce its BMR ordinance,” said city attorney Jannie Quinn. Council member Mike Kasperzak said the city could still impose requirements that the developer pay for affordable housing elsewhere by using a “nexus study” to prove that there was a need, as required by the court decision. Quinn said such a study could take three to four months. That sounded promising to the League of Woman Voters and the Advocates for Affordable Housing, both of which removed their support for the project over the issue.

60-day period to respond with its official comments. “There are authorities trying to make decisions as quickly as possible,” said Mayor Ronit Bryant on Tuesday. “It’s not their job to find solutions for Mountain View. If we don’t have an analysis of what works for us we will be in a position of looking stupid. To me this is critical.” Of particular concern is Castro Street, where many would like to see the trains run underground or in a ditch. If the tracks are run

at-grade, Castro Street would be closed off at the tracks. Council member John Inks opposed the move, saying that 3-D sketches were not worth $100,000, especially for an “immature” project with serious political and financial challenges. Mountain View is already paying $100,000 to San Francisco-based firm Van Meter Williams Pollack to advise the city on technical aspects of high speed rail. City staffers say the work of the two firms will complement each other.

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what’s going on outside.� Student Ashley Oropeza said she wished to pose one question to the legislators: “How did you get to where you are?� “You had your chance,� she said. “We want ours.� “We want to show that this is not just a student issue,� said Ahmed Mostafa, Foothill’s student body president. “This is a California issue. We want our voices heard in that regard.� Like publicly funded schools throughout the state, Foothill College has been devastated by budget cuts. This year the Foothill-De Anza district absorbed $13.3 million in cuts. Next year the district is anticipating a deficit of $10.6 million. Students talked about the elimination of all French classes, cuts to EOPS, a program for

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Keish Nishijima listens to other students’ personal stories during a meeting with a staffer for Assembly Member Ira Ruskin.

Student Ashley Oropeza said she wished to pose one question to the legislators: “How did you get to where you are? You had your chance. We want ours.� disadvantaged students, and the scaling back or elimination of tutoring programs and the campus writing center. Mostafa and Etienne Bowie, a Foothill student and the group’s “student rights officer,� led the marchers forward, cheering “SOS, save our schools� and “Our people, our nation, we need an education.� They wore T-shirts with the words “Got dreams?� written boldly in red. “This is what we’ve been waiting for!� Bowie shouted through a megaphone on the main lawn before the Capitol, addressing fellow protesters from as far away as Fresno and Pasadena. “Let ‘em hear it!� Though normally De Anza and Foothill students are in friendly competition, a group of protesters from that school called out to the Foothill students to join them in the march. The De Anza students carried a black cardboard coffin bearing the words “Death to Education.� Later, inside the Capitol building, the students shared their

individual stories with education staffers in several legislative offices. “After 20 years I had to get a divorce, and I didn’t have an education,� said Gita Dehnad, a single mother of three, to Cory Jasperson, an education staffer in Sen. Joe Simitian’s office. “For me it’s been difficult.� Dehnad, who is hoping to pursue a career in teaching, talked about the lack of English courses, and how Foothill was forced to cut hours at the writing center where she works. “I have had students come begging for time (at the writing center), and we just don’t have the time,� she said. Keish Nishijima, a 2007 graduate of Palo Alto High School, talked about how he was accepted to UC Santa Barbara during his senior year. Though he was given a scholarship covering half his tuition, he was unable to get the student loans he needed to accept his admission. “My parents had bad credit,� he said. “So I ended up at Foothill College.� Now, Nishijima said, financial issues are again “jeopardizing� his education. Recent fee hikes have been stressful, he told Jasperson, as he is not eligible for financial assistance. The classes he wants are in high demand, and there is no money to create more sections. “Within five minutes� of registration opening, he said, “an English class I wanted to take was full. I’m number nine on the waitlist.� Bowie, who grew up in East Palo Alto, relayed his story as well. A high school dropout at age 16, he said that “In East Palo Alto there isn’t any pressure to go to school. There isn’t any


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Facing page: De Anza College student Patrick Ahrens carries a coffin symbolizing the death of education across Sacramento’s Tower Bridge during Monday’s march on the Capitol building.

After a long day in the state capital, the students seemed optimistic about the protest, though many were already turning their attention back to school — after all, it’s final exam week at Foothill.

Top: Students from all over California united in protest against budget cuts on the steps of the Capitol Building.

pressure at all, except to do and sell drugs. Foothill changed my life.” “I have big dreams,” he continued, adding that “I’m here for every student, for every young person.” Bowie said the state should

emphasize funding education over the prison system. “Prison is the main training ground to give them more strength,” he said in reference to young people involved in crime. Afterward, “they know where to go. They know who the kingpin is.” Jasperson acknowledged the students’ stories, promising to relay them to Sen. Simitian. He talked about attending community college himself before transferring to a UC school, and pointed out the senator’s work on making parcel taxes easier to pass. Trustees of the Foothill-De

optimistic about the protest, though many were already turning their attention back to school — after all, it’s final exam week at Foothill. Chan said he hadn’t slept Sunday night because he had been prepping for a debate in his communications class. He acknowledged he was giving up precious study time to travel to Sacramento. “The point is,” he said, “if I’m not going to step up no one will know how we’re suffering.” V

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Above right: Foothill students Ashley Oropeza, right, and Ashley Chan, second from right, step off the elevator in the Capitol building in anticipation of meeting with legislative representatives. Below right: State Sen. Joe Simitian’s education staffer Cory Jasperson takes notes during a meeting with Foothill College students in his office in the Capitol building.

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esearch by a Menlo Park woman with a school-aged child, described in a story in last week’s Voice, shows in great detail how the state’s fabled and untouchable Proposition 13, which restricts property tax increases to 2 percent a year, has over time become a huge windfall for many commercial property owners. Instead of an equitable 50-50 split, as in pre-Prop. 13 days, residential property owners now shoulder about two-thirds of the tax load. This imbalance in the tax burden is in part due to Proposition 58, a law passed in 1986 that allows property to be passed from parent to child with no reassessment of the property. Due to the slow turnover rate of commercial property, and perhaps good tax advice, many owners have been able to lock in 1978 tax rates through trusts and other provisions. By comparison, far fewer residential owners pass their homes on to heirs. The Prop. 13 story was based on research by a former high-tech executive and Stanford MBA, Jennifer Bestor, who compared taxes paid on commercial property in downtown Menlo Park and in her own Menlo Park neighborhood. (She embarked on the project to find out why local property taxes are failing to cover the needs of her son’s school district.) On one block of Santa Cruz Avenue, the city’s main street, Bestor found that of the 56 commercial parcels, 23 are assessed at the 1978 rate (plus 2 percent per year). Of those 23 parcels, only four are held by the 1978 owners; 11 have been passed to an heir and in some cases are held in family trusts. The last eight are owned by corporations (six) and partnerships of unknown composition (two). This contrasts significantly with the 53 residential parcels in Bestor’s neighborhood, where 13 are held by 1978 owners and two

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are held by children of 1978 owners, so are taxed at the 1978 level. Assessments of two other parcels were affected by other factors. The other 36 parcels, including hers, have been reassessed after changing hands, she said. These findings have led Bestor to conclude that her residential street is “paying its way.� By contrast, she asks, “Does it really make sense to subsidize family trusts, major real estate corporations and developers, who make smaller and smaller contributions (proportionally) to public services each year?� Examples of the sort Bestor uncovered in Menlo Park are common in many California cities, including Mountain View. Allowing commercial property owners to pass their holdings on to heirs without a reassessment has become a significant factor in inheritance strategies, and seems to be causing real inequity in the system. By allowing so many commercial property owners to opt out of contemporary tax rates, the state is shortchanging many of its most important governmental institutions, including schools, local governments and special districts, to name just a few. Given the constrictions placed on property taxes through Prop. 13 — with a crucial nudge from Prop. 58 — we propose that commercial properties in California be reassessed every 20 years. Ever since the economic downturn brought huge budget deficits to our state, legislators have been looking for more revenue but have focused on slashing expenditures, including devastating cuts to all levels of education. One answer is right under their nose: Readjust the rules stated in propositions 13 and 58, and take a fairer cut of this state’s commercial property taxes.

GOOGLE SUPERCOOL Editor: I am submitting the following public letter to Google for publication. Dear Google: I am your loyalest pet old superfan in Mountain View. I’d be happy to grovel for the gigasupermagicfast interwebs access for Mountain View, but much more important is my need to be the Coolest Damn Granny on Earth! Obviously you must test the magic crazyfast connections in our mutual hometown. Whenever I call the White House to push healthcare or call the Speaker’s office or the Leader’s office, I say I’m calling “from Mountain View, Home of Google� or “I’m calling from Mountain View California, GoogleLand.� I was the earliest adopter of instant and total pride in being a Google nut. How could I possibly bear not having the fastest con-

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nection? Being the ultra-coolest is extremely essential for the wellbeing of a cool old person. You’re going to make some old geek in Duluth cooler than me? Please do not break my heart. Wendy Fleet Velarde Street

BIKES GOOD FOR CALTRAIN Editor: More bicycles are good for Caltrain. After a modest increase in onboard bicycle capacity, Caltrain’s fare-box revenue increased by more than $350,000 in 2009, and the payback period was less than six months. The bike capacity increase also enhanced Caltrain’s service reliability, improved on-time performance, and reduced the number of automobile miles driven. With such favorable outcomes from the bike capacity increase and with continued unmet demand for onboard bike space, we recommend that Caltrain improve service

consistency this spring, such that all trains can carry 80 bikes. Currently bike capacity varies unpredictably from 40 to 80 bikes per train. Cyclists with paid tickets are left behind due to inconsistent bike capacity. Service consistency is crucial to avoid driving away paying customers. Service consistency can be achieved by replacing only 2 percent of seats with bike racks on existing rolling stock. No negative impact

on total ridership is expected, because all trains have empty seats at peak load, and Caltrain predicts stagnant ridership through 2014. Adding more bike capacity in 2010 is expected to improve Caltrain’s performance akin to the performance improvements of 2009, as described in a pdf report found here: www.tinyurl.com/Performance2009. Shirley Johnson San Francisco


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ccording to my fortune cookie: “You will be called upon to celebrate some good news.� Here it is: Su Hong has reopened in Palo Alto. That is, Su Hong Eatery & Restaurant, formerly tucked into El Camino Way, no longer related to Su Hong Menlo Park. For generations of harried families, at least since 1977, Su Hong has been a place to dine with children and a go-to takeout tradition. Some do shun Su Hong, while

others treasure favorites such as eggplant in hot garlic sauce. A welcome change with the new menu is that many dishes come in two sizes. The small-size eggplant ($7.25) offers enough bias-cut, soft Chinese eggplant with meat sauce for most tables. Su Hong founder David King has expanded the menu with Shanghai specialties and housemade, hand-cut noodles, trying to span a great palate divide between diners who hunger for See SU HONG, page 16

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authenticity and fatty pork in fermented tofu sauce ($12.95) and those who never venture beyond pot stickers ($3.60) and mu shu pork ($6.25 and $8.95). At a recent takeout dinner, the mu shu pancakes had cooled and stiffened. I guess we could have microwaved them for a second, but they came wrapped in foil and it seemed like too much trouble.

(Note: Su Hong isn’t especially microwave-friendly. Takeout cartons have metal handles.) Hot and sour soup ($4.75 for small) survived the five-minute trip with its heat intact. Head-cold sufferers swear by the spicy broth’s healing powers. From the Shanghai menu, a luscious patch of snow pea greens topped with crystal shrimp ($14.95) could have used a few more plump, un-battered yet crunchy shrimp. Among the Hand Shaved NooContinued on next page

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8FFLFOE NMOVIETIMES Alice in Wonderland (PG) (( Century 16: 12:20, 3:05, 5:50 & 8:35 p.m.; In 3D at 11 a.m.; 1:35, 4:20, 7:15 & 9:55 p.m. Century 20: 1:20, 4:05, 6:40, 8:05, 9:20 & 10:40 p.m.; In 3D at 11:20 a.m.; 1:55, 4:45, 7:30 & 10:10 p.m. Avatar (PG-13) ((( Century 20: 11:25 a.m.; 3, 6:30 & 9:55 p.m. The Black Eyed Peas: The E.N.D. World Tour LIVE (Not Rated) Century 16: Tue. at 7:30 p.m. Century 20: Tue. at 7:30 p.m. The Bounty Hunter (PG-13) Century 16: 11:20 a.m.; 2, 4:45, 7:35 & 10:20 p.m. Century 20: 11:10 a.m.; 12:40, 1:45, 3:15, 4:35, 5:55, 7:20, 8:50 & 10:05 p.m. Chloe (R) Century 16: 12:10, 2:55, 5:25, 7:50 & 10:15 p.m. Crazy Heart (R) ((( Century 16: 12:35 & 6:55 p.m. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG) (( Century 16: 11:50 a.m.; 2:15, 4:40, 7:05 & 9:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:30 a.m.; 2, 4:30, 6:55 & 9:25 p.m. The Ghost Writer (PG-13) (((1/2 Century 20: 2, 4:50, 7:45 & 10:35 p.m. Palo Alto Square: 1:25, 4:20 & 7:15 p.m. Fri.-Sat. also at 10:10 p.m. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Not Rated) (((( Guild: 1:15, 4:30 & 8 p.m. Green Zone (R) (( Century 16: 11:10 a.m.; 1:50, 4:30, 7:10 & 10:05 p.m. Century 20: 11:35 a.m.; 2:20, 5:10, 7:50 & 10:30 p.m. Greenberg (R) Century 16: 12:05, 2:35, 5:10, 7:40 & 10:10 p.m. Hot Tub Time Machine (R) Century 16: 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:50 a.m.; 1:05, 2:20, 3:30, 4:45, 6, 7:15, 8:25, 9:40 & 10:45 p.m. How to Train Your Dragon (PG) Century 16: 11:05 a.m.; 12:15, 12:50, 1:30, 2:40, 3:15, 3:55, 5:05, 5:40, 6:20, 7:30, 8:05, 8:45, 9:55 & 10:30 p.m.; In 3D at 11:45 a.m.; 2:10, 4:35, 7 & 9:25 p.m. Century 20: 11:55 a.m.; 1:15, 2:30, 3:50, 5:05, 6:25, 7:40, 9 & 10:05 p.m.; In 3D at 11:15 a.m.; 12:35, 1:50, 3:10, 4:25, 5:45, 7, 8:20, 9:30 & 10:45 p.m. The Hurt Locker (R) (((1/2 Aquarius: 2:30, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. The Idiot (1951) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: Fri 7:30 p.m. The Lower Depths (1957) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: Fri 5:15 & 10:30 p.m. The Metropolitan Opera: Hamlet (Not Rated) Century 20: Sat. at 10 a.m. Palo Alto Square: Sat. at 10 a.m. The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (Not Rated) (((1/2 Aquarius: 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Our Family Wedding (PG-13) Century 16: Noon, 2:30, 4:55 & 7:20 p.m. Century 20: 12:05, 2:40, 5:20, 8 & 10:25 p.m. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (PG) Century 20: 11:10 a.m.; 1:55 & 4:40 p.m. Ran (1985) (R) Stanford Theatre: Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sun 2 & 7:30 p.m. Mon 7:30 p.m. Tue 7:30 p.m. Remember Me (PG-13) ( Century 16: 9:45 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m. Repo Men (R) (( Century 16: 11:35 a.m.; 2:20, 5, 7:45 & 10:25 p.m. Century 20: Noon, 2:35, 5:15, 7:55 & 10:40 p.m. The Runaways (R) Century 20: Fri 11:40 a.m.; 2:15, 5, 7:35 & 10:20 p.m. Sat 5, 7:35 & 10:20 p.m. Sun 11:40 a.m.; 2:15, 5, 7:35 & 10:20 p.m. Palo Alto Square: 4:30 & 7:20 p.m. Fri.-Sat. also at 9:55 p.m. Fri. & Sun.-Thu. also at 1:45 p.m. She’s Out of My League (R) Century 16: 11:25 a.m.; 1:55, 4:25, 7:25 & 10 p.m. Century 20: 11:45 a.m.; 2:25, 4:55, 7:25 & 10 p.m. Shutter Island (R) ((( Century 16: 3:40 & 9:40 p.m. Century 20: 12:20, 3:45, 7:05 & 10:15 p.m. UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy (Not Rated) Century 16: Sat. at 7 p.m. Century 20: Sat. at 7 p.m. Note: Screenings are for Friday through Tuesday only.

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND -(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.

THE GHOST WRITER---1/2 (Palo Alto Square, Century 20) Ewan McGregor plays this mystery’s dogged flatfoot, a professional (unnamed) ghost writer hired to rewrite the autobiography of former Prime Minister Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan). Disconcertingly, the ghost’s predecessor lately washed up on the shores of Cape Cod, not far from 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.

GREEN ZONE-(Century 16, Century 20) In 2003 Baghdad, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his unit are charged with rooting out weapons of mass destruction. Burned three straight times, Miller complains that he and his men have been risking their lives on bad intel. So when his team happens on some first-hand intelligence about fugitive General Al Rawi (Igal Naor), Miller defies orders to chase down the truth about the WMDs that predicated the Iraq War. With that, action thriller “Green Zone” is off to the races. Rated R for violence and language. One hour, 55 minutes. — P.C.

THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA---1/2 (Aquarius) Few personal stories on the national stage hinge on so dramatic a change as the one Daniel Ellsberg underwent during the Vietnam War. His tale of irrepressible conscience returns — told largely in his own words — in Rick Goldsmith and Judith Ehrlich’s Oscar-nominated documentary “The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellsberg and The


8FFLFOE Pentagon Papers.” Not MPAA rated. One hour, 33 minutes. — P.C.

REMEMBER ME (Century 16, Century 20) The story opens in 1991 Brooklyn, where 11-year-old Alyssa Craig witnesses her mother’s death. Ten years later, Ally (Emilie de Ravin of “Lost”) is a New York University student prone to falling for a man who understands personal loss.That’d be Tyler Hawkins (Pattinson), also 21, a “brooding introvert” who always smells of beer and cigarettes and unfulfilled potential. His Bohemian odor cannot hide his sensitive soul, proven in his attentions to his equally sensitive, 11-year-old sister Caroline (Ruby Jerins). They and their divorced parents (Pierce Brosnan and Lena Olin) live in the shadow of Tyler’s older brother, who committed suicide. Rated PG-13 for for violence, sexual content, language and smoking. One hour, 53 minutes. — P.C.

REPO MAN-(Century 16, Century 20) In an unspecified near future, a sinister corporation called The Union offers organs for sale. The only hitch? If you fall 90 days behind in paying the exorbitant bills, a repo man will be after you with a stun gun, a knife and a terrible bedside manner. Remy (Jude Law) and Jake (Forest Whitaker) are two of The Union’s best repo men, and best-friendly adversaries since boyhood. Remy’s wife (Carice van Houten) insists that her husband move into sales,

but Remy and Jake are adrenaline junkies who don’t want to put an end to their field partnership. Then, what’s meant to be Remy’s last job goes horribly wrong, necessitating an organ transplant. Now that the heart’s in the other chest, so to speak, will Remy have the heart to go back to work? More importantly, will he be able to make his payments? Rated R for strong bloody violence, grisly images, language and some sexuality/nudity. One hour, 41 minutes. — P.C.

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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: MonñSat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., noon-4 p.m. Throughout March, Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos. www.gallery9losaltos.com 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. www.arts4all.org

Cesar Chavez Celebration Hidden Villa celebrates Cesar Chavez Day. Story time, farm animal and garden visits, arts and crafts, mariachi band at 2 p.m. March 28, 1-4 p.m. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-9704. www.hiddenvilla.org

AUDITIONS El Camino Youth Symphony ECYS is accepting audition applications for current and new members for the 2010-2011 season. Go to www.ecys.org/auditions.html to apply for an appointment. Auditions will take place in March and April. Highlights of the 2010-2011 season include an International Tour for the Senior Symphony. Call 650-213-7111. www.ecys.org

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS CPrenatal Yoga Prenatal yoga class. March 30-April 27, Tuesdays. No drop-ins allowed. 6-7 p.m. $8/$12 KP members/Non-members. American Legion Hall, 347 First St., Los Altos. Call 650-903-2636.

FAMILY AND KIDS A Taste of Hidden Villa Summer Camp For kids age 6 - 18 and their parents. Come get a sneak peak of Hidden Villa Summer Camp at this year’s first ever program preview. Pre-Registration is required. Sat., March 27, 2-5:30 p.m. Free. Hidden Villa Ranch, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-9704. www.hiddenvilla.org Check Mate! Class Chess class. For ages 5-13. April 6-June 22, 4-5 p.m. $108 for residents/$120.50 for non-residents Mountain View Community Center - Room 2, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6331. online.activenetwork.com/mvrecreation Chinese/English Book Fair A Chinese and English book fair features Scholastic books and stationery, Chinese-language books with traditional and simplified characters, and Pinyin/ Zhuyin/Bilingual (Chinese & English). Thurs., March 25, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Fri., March 26, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. Yew Chung International School Auditorium, 310 Easy St., Mountain View. Call 408-746-0441. www.ycis-sv.org/ Cubes & Crayons: “Kids’ Night Out” Cubes & Crayons, which provides office space, childcare and family activities, is hosting a “Kids’ Night Out” event. Parents can drop their kids off for children’s art activities and story time, along

LOS ALTOS STUDENT ART SHOW Students and their families as well as the general public will be able to see 3,200 samples of student artwork. The opening reception will be held on Friday. Hands-on art projects available on the weekend in the Neutra House. March 26-28, 3-5 p.m. Free Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-947-1194. www.losaltosartdocents.org

with pizza, snacks and games. Four Friday times are planned: March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, each 5:30-8:30 p.m. $50 general, $40 for members. Cubes and Crayons, 154 E Dana St., Mountain View. www.cubesandcrayons.com Spring Farm Tours Docents lead small groups on tours of working homestead farm. Visit animals in pens and meet new farm babies: cow and calf, sheep and lambs, goats and kids, pigs and piglets, chickens, rabbits, ducks, geese. Walk in large vegetable garden and century-old barns. By Friends of Deer Hollow Farm. Third Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $5 each, children under 2, free. Deer Hollow Farm, Rancho San Antonio County Park, 22500 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos. Call 650-903-6430. www.fodhf.org

phen Sondheim’s musical “Into The Woods.” The show will run for five performances: Friday, April 9; Saturday, April 10; Thursday, April 15; Friday, April 16; and Saturday, April 17; 8-10:15 p.m. $20 general, $10 students, $15 faculty/staff. Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford. Call 773-680-2233. www.intothewoods2010.com Loren Schoenbers In a Stanford Lively Arts Informance, Loren Schoenbers, conductor, saxophonist, educator and director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, gives a talk and performs musical excerpts. Tue., March 30, 6-7 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA), Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. www.arts4all.org

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The Mighty Have Fallen - CD Release CD-release party for The Mighty Have Fallen. April 3, 8 p.m. Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View. Wesla Whitfield & Mike Greensill Wesla Whitfield, jazz-cabaret singer, will perform one night only, Sun. March 28. Pianist/ arranger Mike Greensill and bass player, Dean Reilly, will accompany Whitfield. The show is one 80 minute set, no intermission. Reception with performers in the theater after the show. 5-6:30 p.m. $35. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos,. www.busbarn.org

Modularity in Computer Security Compositional security is a recognized central scientific challenge for trustworthy computing. Contemporary systems are built up from smaller components. This talk will report on progress on applying programming language methods to address this problem. March 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, NASA Research Park, Bldg 23, Moffett Field. Call 650335-2852. www.cmu.edu/silicon-valley/newsevents/seminars/index.html

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“Into The Woods” Ram’s Head Theatrical Society, a Stanford University student-run theater group, presents five performances of Ste-

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7:30 p.m. Free. Books Inc. in Mountain View, 301 Castro St., Mountain View. www.booksinc.net Indu Sundaresan Indu Sundaresan talks about “Shadow Princess,” a novel based on actual events about princesses fighting for power and respect in India’s 17th-century royal court. Wed., March 31, 7:30 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View. www.booksinc.net

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

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803 Duplex Palo Alto, 2 BR/2 BA - $2200/mont Redwood City, 1 BR/1 BA - $1350/mo.

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815 Rentals Wanted Seeking Cottage Seeking cottage or in/law unit seeking duplex Seeking Quiet Cottage/Guest Quar Seeks 1br41; pays U $1000/mo+

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13208 PEACOCK COURT, CUPERTINO â&#x20AC;˘ Estate home on approx. 4.46 acres â&#x20AC;˘ Extraordinary Bay Area views across San Jose, Mt. Hamilton, and Mid Peninsula Open Space â&#x20AC;˘ Two vineyards â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one with Merlot and one with Cabernet Sauvignon â&#x20AC;˘ Main home with 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 2 half-baths; approx. 4,950 square feet â&#x20AC;˘ Separate guest or staff loft suite (approx. 640 square feet) with bonus bath above the detached 3-car garage â&#x20AC;˘ Black-bottom pool and spa â&#x20AC;˘ Electronic gated entrance â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent Cupertino schools Please call for further details

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1449 BEN ROE DRIVE

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New on the market! 4BR/2.5BA, lovely energy efficient home in highly desired neighborhood. Hardwood floors, new paint, Remodeled baths, and custom closets. Private expansive yard with pool & hot tub. Top Cupertino schools. Minutes to Monteclaire, Cupertino Middle and Homestead High.

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226 WEST EDITH #26

$599,000

Charming 1BR/1.5BA unit plus expansive bonus room could be possible 2nd bedroom. In the heart of downtown, sunny & bright, new interior paint, updated kitchen with granite counters, indoor laundry room, and private balcony overlooking the pool. Great location!

2428 LAURA LANE, MOUNTAIN VIEW Adorable home in friendly community, close to school, park, Caltrain, and shopping Centers. It has the following features: @Three Bedrooms, Two Baths @Light and airy living room with tall windows, ďŹ replace, and vaulted ceiling @Kitchen has gas range/oven; Refrigerator included @Inside Laundry; washer and dryer included @Professional Landscaping with auto sprinklers; orange and tangerine trees Listing price

$1,198,000

24131 SUMMERHILL AVE

$4,195,000

Great cul-de-sac location! 3BR/2.5BA, single level, less than 1 mile from Montclaire Elem. Updated kitchen & baths, refinished hardwood floors, fireplace bonus room in garage, indoor laundry. Magnificent Mediterranean, designed for family living and entertainment. Formal entry, grand living room high ceiling, marble & hardwood floors, mahogany doors, detailed tile work, Luxurious mahogany office, gourmet kitchen w/ custom cabinetry & top appliances opens to spacious family room, wine cellar & tasting bar. Half acre lot with pool, pool cabana, spacious patios and game court.

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25231 LA RENA

$2,185,000

Spacious 4-bedroom, 2-bath ranch style home on 1 acre lot with guest house and pool. Double pane windows, updated kitchen and bathrooms and sky lights, 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!

12011 GREENHILLS COURT

$3,295,000

12369 GIGLI COURT

$3,995,000

13901 WEST EDITH AVE.

$4,195,000

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. 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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Breathtaking Views of the Hills and Mountains. Very private 1 Acre lot With 3 bedroom 2 bath hm that could be converted to 5 BR w/in current structure. Indoor Swimming Pool, large open private deck off living rm kitchen area w/ Sunset views. Detached garage w/possible second floor bonus room. Original tennis court.

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LOS ALTOS HILLS

$3,195,000

Updated 4 BR/ 3.5 BA, Chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s style kitchen, and a spacious family room. Private backyard with pool and expansive lawn area, ideal for family sports. Room for a guest house, minutes to Los Altos Village, and Bullis Charter School.

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$1,485,000

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

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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.

2255 SHOWERS DR. #313

$429,500

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

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GREAT RANCH-STYLE HOME $1,495,000 On a large deep lot of 12,800 square feet in a prime No. Los Altos location. Nice layout.

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229 PALO ALTO AVE $835,000 Enjoy an indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Wonderful yard. Updated throughout. Move in ready.

2428 LAURA LANE $649,000 Adorable home close to school & park. New roof, elec panel,carpet & paint.Lg covered patio

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REDEVELOP IN CAMPBELL $575,000 852 UNIVERSITY AVE $1,528,000 2 BR 1 BA Fixer-upper on 15,695 sf lot, located on SUN 1:30 - 4:30 4 BR 2.5 BA Harmony & good design. Remodeled prime residential st. Real potential is to rebuilt & close to dwntwn. 11,465 sf lot. LA schools. 2 Paul Engel 650.325.6161 car gar. Hunt & Robinson 650.325.6161

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59 BAY TREE LN SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,325,000 21161 CANYON OAK WAY 2 BR 2 BA Gated community offers a rare chance SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,788,000 to purchase THE twnhm w/the largest yrd of all 4 BR 4.5 BA Custom English style home features: units! Dramatic foyer with 19 ft ceilings. Grcious living rm. Jo Buchanan & Stuart Bowen 650.941.7040 Cindy Mattison/Karen Scheel 650.941.7040 547 TYNDALL STREET

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IMMACULATE END UNIT TWNHM $659,000 3 BR 2.5 BA Newly rmdld twnhm w/Approx.1650sq. ft.LG gourmet kit w/granite cntr tops.2 mstr suit. Stella Rosh 650.941.7040

320 KELLOGG AV SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $7,998,000 7 BR 6.5 BA Exquisite home on 1/2 acre lot w/chef's kitchen & separate guest quarters Tim Trailer 650.325.6161

4137 THAIN WAY SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $789,000 2 BR 2 BA Cathedral ceilings, FP, wood flrs, good light, good storage, garage, balconies, laundry rm Michelle Chang 650.325.6161

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4060 MANZANA LANE SAT 1:30 - 4:30 $5,250,000 5 BR 5.5 BA Green to the core! Sophisticated, eclectic & colorful Mediterranean hm. Vivi Chan 650.941.7040

117 S CALIFORNIA AV #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. Kathleen Jarvis Pasin 650.325.6161

955 ADDISON AVE SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $3,780,000 1640 NOTRE DAME DR 6 BR 5.5 BA Xquisite 2stry 8 yrs nw cstom SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,199,000 blt in Crescent Prk 4300sqft living area lot size 3 BR 2 BA Exceptional Varsity Park hm w beautiful 12,400sqft remodeled interior & landscaped yards. LA schools. Dora Thordarson 650.941.7040 Lan Bowling/John Chung 650.328.5211 1448 HAMILTON AVE 2100 CALIFORNIA ST SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,699,000 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $879,900 5 BR 4 BA Elegant Home, Great Palo Alto 4 BR 2.5 BA Contemporary home w/high ceilings. Neighborhood, Beautifully Remodeled to the Updtd w/slate & bamboo flrs; fam rm kit, inside Highest Standard Lan Bowling/John Chung 650.328.5211 lndry. Kathy Horvath 650.941.7040 783 TALISMAN CT SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,096,000 1525 TYLER PARK WY 5 BR 3 BA Custom built home on cul-de-sac. 3,100 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $649,500 sf of living area.Att 2 car grg. Lot appx. 8,033 sf Cuesta Park TH on CDS. Close to shopping & Grace Feng 650.328.5211 parks. Sep DR. Open kit. Mtn views. 2-car grg Barbara Sawyer 650.325.6161 230 DAVENPORT WAY SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,399,000 WALK TO DOWNTOWN MT VIEW! $635,000 6 BR 3 BA Expanded & meticulously maintained 3 BR 2 BA Kit rmdld w/cherry cab. High ceilings in 2 story hm on CDS. EIK, LR w/FP, sep DR, FR. LR & mstr bdrm. Inside lndry. Gunn High Marcie Soderquist 650.941.7040 Barbara Sawyer 650.325.6161

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 delight. Amy Sung 650.325.6161

836 SLADKY AVENUE SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,250,000 3 BR 2 BA remod kit/ba, sep fam rm, bonus rm, dbl pn win, hdwd flrs, newer roof, gar, skylites, AC Nancy Adele Stuhr 650.948.0456

SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $599,000 22330 HOMESTEAD RD #218 2 BR 2 BA A special place in Los Altos w/close SAT 1:30 - 4:30 $565,000 proximity to the heart of dwntwn. 2 BR 2 BA Condo on the 2nd flr overlooks the court- Paige Gienger 650.941.7040 yard. New wood flrs grace the living/dining area. LOS ALTOS HILLS Terrie Masuda 650.941.7040 13581 WILDCREST DR LOS ALTOS SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,999,000 5 BR 4.5 BA Nestled on a private road in the hills, 50 PINE LN this custom Hm has sweeping vws of the Valley. SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $3,988,000 Terrie Masuda 650.941.7040 5 BR 5.5 BA French country home presents classic 27580 ELENA ROAD elegance and modern functionality. SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,800,000 Terri Couture 650.941.7040 7 BR 6.5 BA This elegant Hm will impress even the most discriminating tastes. Exquisite touches 1255 MONTCLAIRE WAY thruout SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $3,580,000 Vivi Chan 650.941.7040 4 BR 4 BA On nearly 2/3 acre offering extensive of 12510 MINORCA CT sq.ftg w/4BD/4 baths. Priv. & wooded. SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,650,000 Jo Buchanan & Stuart Bowen 650.941.7040 5 BR 4.5 BA This beautifully remodeled family home has much to offer. 1931 DEODARA DR Terrie Masuda 650.941.7040 SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,928,000 12680 LA CRESTA DRIVE 5 BR 3.5 BA Highlands/Woodland Acres. Top $2,495,000 schools. Formal dining & family rooms off gourmet SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $400,000 5 BR 3 BA Open flr pln w/walls of glass, providing FIRST FLOOR END UNIT kitchen. 2 BR 1 BA Overlooking lawn area. Completely perfect ambience for casual living & entertaining Jo Buchanan & Stuart Bowen 650.941.7040 Carole Feldstein 650.941.7040 updated, kitchen cabinets w/granite counters. Melanie Johnson 650.948.0456 26600 ELENA RD 603 GLEN ALTO DR SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,999,000 4 BR 2.5 BA Remodeled w/ hrdwd flrs, high ceilings. Sep DR, FR Kit w/fireplace, breakfast bar. R. Brendan Leary 650.325.6161 1470 HOLLIDALE CT SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,998,000 5 BR 2.5 BA Home on a huge lot offers resort-like living. Recently remodeled w/granite kit & baths. Jo Buchanan & Stuart Bowen 650.941.7040 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 650.941.7040

SUN 1 - 4 $2,049,000 4 BR 3.5 BA Custom gourmet kitchen. Soaring ceilings in master bedroom & living rm. An ideal sanctuary Carolyn Lott 650.325.6161

LOS GATOS 16011 GRANDVIEW AVENUE SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,375,000 4 BR 3.5 BA Large hm surrounded by natural beauty. Open flrpln for easy entertaining. Teri Woolworth 650.941.7040 453 ALBERTO WY #D243 SAT 1:30 - 4:30 $430,000 2 BR 2 BA Charming condo in senior complex. Redone to perfection w/granite, new flrs, new kit & baths Veronica & David Rudick 650.325.6161

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500 W MIDDLEFIELD RD #179 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $345,000 1 BR 1 BA One level w/no one above or below, FP, remod kit w/granite, slate flrs, new appliances, patio Greg Stange 650.325.6161 181 DEL MEDIO AV #113 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $330,000 1 BR 1 BA Beautiful ground flr condo w/966 sq ft. Lots of good light & space. Secure bldg near PA & LA Pablo Pinedo 650.325.6161 UNIT W/ REMODELED KITCHEN! $298,000 1 BR 1 BA Possibly the best loc in complex! Top floor w/newer carpet, vaulted ceilings, remod kit. DiPali Shah 650.325.6161

3780 STARR KING CI SUN 1:30 - 4:30 G $1,199,000 NDIN 3 BR 2 BA Beautiful this fully renovated E &PEBright, L A S home is a classic contemporary with open-design. Lan Bowling/John Chung 650.328.5211

REDWOOD CITY 455 UPLAND ROAD SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,549,000 5 BR 4 BA Colonial on secluded 18,000 sq.ft parcel. House approx. 4,400 sq.ft. Incredibly remodeled Hm Terri Couture 650.941.7040

SAN JOSE ELEGANT CONTEMPORARY $1,148,000 5 BR 3 BA Elegant cont in crt w/700+ s.f.gst qrtrs. Br int w/hi ceilings. Kit w/islnd, Corian cntrs. Bryan Robertson 650.948.0456 CHARMING WILLOW GLEN HOME $848,000 3 BR 2 BA Every amenity including newly added master suite w/decorator design bath. Hrdw flrs. Veronica Rudick 650.325.6161 1049 THORNTON WAY SAT 1:30 - 4:30 $699,000 4 BR 2 BA Charm & Tranquility describe this updated home close to Santana Row. Enchanting backyard Dana Willson 650.941.7040

4535 CARAWAY CT SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $480,000 PRIME VACANT LOT $1,095,000 4 BR 2.5 BA Roomy, conventional floorplan with Located on secluded cul-de-sac convenient to groLR,DR & kitchen on 1st floor, bedrooms upstairs ceries, neighborhood parks, library & coffee Jim Galli 650.941.7040 Anne Ward 650.941.7040 548 EVERETT AV SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $949,000 2 BR 2 BA Impeccably remod. Fml DR.Spa like master bath. Georgous kit.Lrg rms. storge attic. 2 car grg Zach Trailer 650.325.6161 555 BYRON ST #205 & #207 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $725,000+ 2 BR 2 BA The Hamilton, dwntn PA luxury condos for 55+. Larger units available w/upscale amenities Barbara Sawyer/Jo Jackson 650.325.6161

SANTA CLARA CHARMING SPANISH CONDO $300,000 2 BR 2 BA Charming condo. Unit features vaulted ceilings, washer & dryer, updated kitchen & bathrooms Jeff Beltramo 650.325.6161

SUNNYVALE AMAZING 1YR SNGL LVL CNDO $498,000 2 BR 2 BA Lovely single level condo with upgrades throughout. Grnt Kit Cntrs w/ backsplash. Nargis Sadruddin 650.941.7040

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