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This bird won’t sing ARTS&EVENTS | P.19 APRIL 30, 2010 VOLUME 18, NO. 17



After much ado, City Council finally approves Minton’s project By Daniel DeBolt


he City Council gave the green light once and for all on Tuesday night to a 203-unit luxury apartment complex which will take the place of Minton’s Lumber and Supply at 455 W. Evelyn Ave. — but not without a word from a few council members. After much controversy and debate in the downtown neighborhood about the project, council members Jac Siegel and Laura Macias were the only opponents in a 5-2 council vote. Public comment was

largely taken at a previous meeting. was a whole range of perspectives in each cat“There was a revolt in this neighborhood egory,” said council member Margaret Abe over this Koga. “Can project,” said I say there is Siegel, who “I don’t know why we aren’t listening to a majority spent more or a voice than 20 min- the neighborhood and what they want.” one way or utes railing the other? I JAC SIEGEL against the would have proposal. “I to say no.” don’t know why we aren’t listening to the Council members in favor of the project neighborhood and what they want.” said its location, across the street from the Other council members disagreed. downtown train station, was ideal for the “I heard opinions from both sides — there relatively large buildings, which will be four

stories tall along Evelyn Avenue and transition to two stories along Villa Street. It is estimated that the high-end apartments, to be built and managed by Prometheus Real Estate Group, will garner rents ranging from $1,800 a for a one bedroom apartment to $2,500 for a two bedroom apartment. Council member Mike Kasperzak said paying such rents will likely be more attractive than putting a $300,000 down payment on a $1 million home downtown, where the council believes many people want See COUNCIL, page 8

Pot club owner initiates court battle with city By Daniel DeBolt

legal under state law. But that question may soon be settled in n hopes of taking the issue all an appellate court in Southern the way to the state Supreme California in the case of QualiCourt, the operator of a fied Patients Association vs. the newly opened medical marijuana City of Anaheim, which could dispensary in Mountain View decide the legality of that city’s is suing the city over its ban on ban on medical marijuana dispot clubs. pensaries. A ruling in that case, Matt Lucero, a well-to-do law- expected within the next few yer who lives months, could in Campbell, have major filed the suit “I’m going to spend i mpl ic at ion s after the City for city bans Council voted millions of my own on dispensaries last week to money to do this.” statewide. take legal action If Anaheim to close down wins, Lucero MATT LUCERO Buddy’s Cansaid, he will nabis Patient continue his Collective, which he runs with a lawsuit in hopes a Northern dozen other members. California appellate court disThe dispensary opened April agrees. “Then it goes to Califor10 at 2632 Bayshore Parkway nia Supreme Court — that’s my despite Mountain View’s tem- strategy,” he said. porary ban, which took effect in “I’m going to spend millions March and was supposed to buy of my own money to do this,” the city time to craft regulations he added. “Maybe they will fine on medical marijuana dispensa- me thousands of dollars a day. ries — an idea which, ironically, Maybe they will fine our landa council majority seems to sup- lord. I already told them — ‘I’ll port. pay it.’” The central issue in Lucero’s But if Anaheim loses its case, lawsuit is whether Mountain “basically we win,” Lucero said. View’s temporary ban on mediSee POT CLUB, page 9 cal marijuana dispensaries is



A Stanford engineering degree — and no job By Kelsey Mesher


ountain View resident Chad Bowling, 23, never thought he would fall a victim to the down economy. As a chemical engineering student at Stanford University, “I assumed that I would not have a hard time finding a job,” he said. His plan was to work for a few years before applying to graduate programs in his field, a move



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often encouraged by professors to broaden a student’s perspective. In the fall of his senior year, Bowling casually began his search.

“I never considered that a year or two break would be a hard ordeal,” he said. Fall passed, and winter and spring quarters rolled by. It was graduation time and Bowling still didn’t have anything lined up. By that time, he was “desperate,” he said. He decided to widen the pool of jobs he would apply for, and continue his search from See RECESSION, page 9


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Poll shows support for school bond

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The long goodbye

By Andrea Gemmet

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’M HEADED to the hospital — and everything’s fine. It’s been a great five years as your editor here, but changes are afoot: I’ve taken a job at El Camino Hospital, where I’ll be a media relations guy. Happily, then, I’ll still be in town. But this newspaper is the last one I’ll be doing for the good old Mountain View Voice. My boss announced the change in an interoffice e-mail with the subject line “Don is heading to El Camino Hospital.” Everybody thought something terrible had happened. No, not terrible. But bittersweet to be sure. This move comes five years almost to the day since I began my tenure at the Voice, and you can’t walk away from such a long and fruitful run without feeling a pang. In that time I’ve written some goofy things, including problematic headlines (“More teachers getting preggers”), fun ones (“Squirrels fight back”), and a good number of these columns. My best-received column was actually an op-ed piece — “What’s eating Aaron Katz,” a 2006 take-out on a Saratoga lawyer whose litigiousness was causing difficulties for local districts. The piece won me an award and, coincidentally or not, it was the last we ever heard from Aaron Katz. I’ve also made a few small tweaks to the paper and instituted a few things, like the intermittent but ever-popular “Seen Around Town” feature photo. Who knew so many residents were amateur See EDITOR’S DESK, page 14


Left to right: Dean Hughes, Blaine Easter and Randy Lord, whose companies ran the three top ditchdigging machines, receive their prizes while Google project manager Minnie Ingersoll looks on.

Ditch diggers drag for Google BEST TRENCHER GETS INSIDE TRACK ON FIBER PROJECT By Daniel DeBolt


or the ultra-fast broadband network Google wants to build in some lucky U.S. city, lots of small trenches will have to be dug for fiber optic cables. That led to a strange scene at Google on a recent Friday: basically a drag race between five ditch-digging machines. The April 16 competition,

which tore up a Google parking lot at 1206 Charleston Road, was organized by Google employees who not only thought it was the best way to select a “micro trenching” machine, but also to catalyze innovation among the manufacturers of such equipment. The scene was complete with a checkered flag, a camera crew and a winner’s podium. Five different companies showed up

to put their equipment to the test. Google founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin looked on as the strange event began on a painted course about equal to the width of a soccer field. Earplugs were passed out to the crowd of onlookers, mostly Google employees. Crews of workers wearing hardhats See GOOGLE, page 6



he city has selected Cupertino library director Rosanne Macek to head Mountain View’s library after Karen Burnett retired in January. Macek is leaving a county-run library which she headed for just over a year. It is reportedly the busiest library in the Santa Clara County library system and one of the busiest in the country. She will start April 30 and earn $152,000 a year.

“She is coming from a busy, active library and coming to a busy, active library,” said city manager Kevin Dug- Rosanne Macek gan. One reason for her wish to move, Duggan said, is that Mountain View’s library is locally controlled by the city rather than the county. Duggan said Macek was excited about work-

ing closely with the city government and the community. “She has a real kind of enthusiasm and dedication to the library field and believes in the value libraries provide to the community,” Duggan said. “I think she is going to be a really good library director. She is very aware of the costs of providing these services.” Macek worked in the private sector until 2002 when she was See LIBRARY, page 6

t would seem like a bad time to ask anyone for money, but a new survey of likely voters shows a strong level of support for a school construction bond measure in the Mountain View Whisman School District. Officials in the district have come up with 10-year master plan that identifies $422 million in construction and renovation projects at its elementary and middle school campuses. Figuring out how to finance even a portion of those projects is a big hurdle in California, as the cash-strapped state has been steadily chipping away at education funding. A phone survey of 350 people conducted in late March shows that a clear majority of likely voters would support a bond measure, even at the highest level of $30 per $100,000 of assessed property value, according to the district’s pollster, Gene Bregman. People surveyed reacted even more favorably to being taxed at lower rates, with 71 percent in favor of $15 per $100,000 of assessed value, he said. “Even at the top tax rate, (approval) is still at 61 percent,” Bregman told the school board at its April 22 meeting. “It’s very encouraging.” The bond measure would require a 55 percent majority to pass. Even at the highest tax rate, it would only raise $200 million — not quite enough for the $240 million projected cost of top priority projects. Board members opted to proceed cautiously with the survey results, asking for more information before they decide whether to seek the bond measure. In order to qualify for the November ballot, the board must act by Aug. 6. “It’s interesting that there’s so much support,” said board See MV WHISMAN, page 10





The “Shark Cutter” digs a trench in a Google parking lot.


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manned the five machines, each one capable of plunging a saw blade into the asphalt to create a ditch a little more than an inch wide — just big enough for fiber optic network cables. “Are we ready to do this or what?” cried Google global infrastructure team member Christine Bennett through a megaphone. “OK, on your marks, get set, go!” After the roar of asphalt grinding commenced, it took about 10 minutes for the first machine to dig its way to the end of the course. The winner was the “Shark Cutter” from BSE Inc., pushed by a Bobcat bulldozer and leaving a pile of pebbles in its wake. It was closely followed by the professionallooking “Ditch Witch” machine, which left behind the cleanest cut


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named director of the countyrun library in Morgan Hill, where she stayed until last year. During her tenure there she oversaw construction of a new library that opened in 2007. Before that she spent 15 years at Apple Corp. where she was a manager of corporate library services, research and product promotion. She wrote a book about the use of Apple computers in libraries titled “Library MacIntosh,” published in 1987. She also has held jobs at Hewlett Packard and Nortell Networks. 6


thanks to a large vacuum hose attachment. Most of the others were much farther behind, some taking more than 20 minutes to finish the course. Once the dust settled it was clear that some machines did the job quicker, some left more of a mess and some dug deeper or wider ditches than others. For fun, three top finishers were declared and given trophies. Standing at the top of a wooden podium was Ditch Witch regional manager Blaine Easter, who was handed some flowers and got a hug from Google project manager Minnie Ingersoll. In second place was Randy Lord, president and CEO of Broadband Service Group, Inc, for its Seacore 800 machine. Taking a third place trophy was Dean Hughes, chief operating officer for BSE, which ran the messy but fast Shark Cutter. The real prize — which has yet to be awarded — is a contract with

Macek wrote a book about the use of Apple computers in libraries titled “Library MacIntosh,” published in 1987. Duggan said he believed Macek would continue Burnett’s legacy of bringing the Mountain View library into the 21st century with new technology. Burnett brought in an automated book checkout

Google to help lay the groundwork for an ultra fast broadband network somewhere in the U.S. In a competition which drew publicity stunts from city officials across the U.S., Google received 160,000 responses from individuals who wanted the network in their community. Google hopes to “catalyze” innovation in every aspect of broadband technology, including microtrenching equipment. As one Google employee said Friday, many people don’t realize that Google isn’t just an Internet company — it’s also an “infrastructure company.” Driving the “Google fiber” project is Google’s desire for open access to the Internet. Ingersoll said that in terms of “cost, penetration and speed” of Internet service, “The U.S. is 19th in the world and falling. We feel we need to catalyze better and faster Internet.” V

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and return system and the city’s high-tech, Google-funded bookmobile, among other things. According to her LinkedIn profile, Macek has been working on her master’s degree in public administration for the last three years at San Jose State University, the same place she got her bachelor’s in English and a master’s in library science. According to her Facebook page, Macek is a Campbell resident and a fan of Barack Obama, writer Sylvia Plath, the rock band Muse, San Jose Sharks hockey player Joe Thornton and the TV show “True Blood,” among other things. V

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Saint Francis teen helps school in India VISIT TO BANGALORE SUBURB LEADS TO FUNDRAISING EFFORT By Andrea Gemmet


angalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India, but in the shadow of its huge IT companies are Vivek Vinayak schools without electricity, let alone classroom computers. It was a startling discovery for Mountain View resident Vivek Vinayak, who saw the schools while he was visiting family in India last year. “I got a shock to see there was no running water or electricity, because the government wouldn’t pay for them,” said Vinayak, a junior at Saint Francis High School. Vinayak, 16, said he decided to help, so he’s tapped friends and family to raise money for one of the schools, Government Higher Primary School in Mahalaxmipuram, a suburb of Bangalore.

His Web site, ghp-school, features photos, testimonials from his donors and Vinayak’s plans for the funds he raises. “I talked to the principal and said I wanted to help, and she was extremely grateful,” he said. Vinayak said he’s raised $1,000 so far, and sent a first installment of $200 to the school to cover several months of electricity, he said. He just sent a second check to pay for a new roof, and future installments will pay for books and other school supplies, he said. He’s hoping to expand his pool of donors by getting public service announcements placed on KLOK 1170 AM, a radio station that carries Indian programming. He’s also seeking ideas and help from his high school. “I want to raise awareness that there are places where basic needs are not met and if each one of us does something, we will make a difference,” Vinayak said. V



ince Cortinas, Jr., a senior at Mountain View High School, could never have predicted that coaching a Little League baseball team would lead to his first trip overseas. But one of the player’s parents, Drew Patterson, was involved with a group called Medical Mission for Children (MMFC) through Stanford Medical Center. Patterson invited Cortinas to come along on one of MMFC’s medical service trips to Gitwe, Rwanda, and Cortinas couldn’t turn down the opportunity to help others in need. A national medical service organization, MMFC connects doctors across the U.S. with hard-to-access areas where medical care is most needed, in countries such as Rwanda, Guatemala, Peru, Ukraine, Tanzania and India. In missions to Gitwe, most procedures are cleft lip and goiter surgeries for village residents who have no other access to such help. Cortinas, along with a team of surgeons and anesthesiologists from Stanford and Northwestern Universities, arrived in Kigali,

the capital of Rwanda, on Feb. 28, and spent 10 days in Gitwe, a small village about a two-hour drive away, where medical facilities were less than ideal. “They had a ‘hospital,’ but it was just a building with empty rooms,” Cortinas said. According to Cortinas, MMFC plans annual trips to Gitwe, but some are postponed because of unrest in the country. While in Gitwe, Cortinas was able to observe surgeries and took part in other medical tasks. The group also brought other supplies to Rwanda such as pens and paper, which seemed “like gold” to village residents, Cortinas said. He also helped install a computer system that will allow hospitals at Stanford and Northwestern to access medical forms from Gitwe, improving the quality of medical care in the village. Although the purpose of the trip focused on medical and technical help, Cortinas felt he benefited in other ways. “My favorite part of the trip for sure was visiting the elementary school in Gitwe,” he said. “When we rolled up, the kids just mobbed us — they were so excited.” V

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The annual city-wide garage sale is set for this Saturday, which means driveways all over town will be blanketed with blankets — and lamps, furniture, kitchen utensils and other stuff for sale. The event officially begins at 8 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. For those without driveways, a “community yard sale” at Rengstorff Park is scheduled for the following Saturday, May 8. Registration is closed for both events. A map of participating garage sales can be found in this issue of the Voice and at

In the city’s most ambitious effort to date to educate the public about high speed rail, an informational meeting will be held on the evening of Monday, May 3 at the Senior Center. The meeting’s purpose is to help residents “understand what might be proposed and what its effect on Mountain View will be,” said Mayor Ronit Bryant at Tuesday’s council meeting. The California High Speed Rail Authority is planning to run two additional tracks along the Caltrain corridor for the high speed rail line to Los Angeles, which will require


neighborhood opponents about worsening parking troubles in the neighborhood, Siegel said he would support the project if the parking ratio was upped from 1.5 spaces per unit to a more typical 1.8 to prevent overflow of cars into the neighborhood. Instead, most of the council appeared to agree with city studies saying parking was adequate. “Most environmentalists think we are just going ‘bassackwards’ if we add more free parking to this project,” said council member Mike Kasperzak, referring to an idea echoed by many that a development near the train station should encourage people to drive less.

grade-separated street crossings at Castro Street and Rengstorff Avenue and may cut into Central Expressway. Several options for doing this, such as running the tracks underground or on a platform, are laid out in a recent Rail Authority report. A high speed rail station is also being studied for downtown Mountain View, which would significantly impact the surrounding area. The Senior Center is located at 266 Escuela Ave. An hourlong open house begins at 5:30 p.m., and a presentation and question-andanswer session is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Daniel DeBolt

to the city’s affordable housing stock. Council members also Continued from page 1 said they weren’t crazy about the parking stacker idea. Prometheus had previously to live. planned for 21 units of affordFrank Clohan, a lawyer for able housing from the project the Eaton family which owns until a recent court decision Minton’s, said the project would made it illegal for cities to require provide lease income for the affordable housing in new housfamily, which is looking to ing projects. Prometheus then close the city’s oldest business removed its affordable housing, as sales have been declining for but in response to concern from years. He responded to a hope the council and local housing from neighborhood opponents advocates about that move, the that the council would reject developer came back with several the apartment project, thereby new proposals: paying $2 million forcing the family to sell the to the city’s affordable housing property and make it likely that fund, building only a portion of a lower-density condo development would be built. the affordable units, turning 20 “Unequivocally the properexisting apartments at 111 Rengty is not for sale,” storff Ave. (another Clohan said. “If Prometheus-owned we can’t make this “Most environmentalists think we are complex) into work we’ll find affordable apartanother lease” deal. just going ‘bassackwards’ if we add ments, or some combination of the latter It was later pointed more free parking to this project.” two options. out that such a deal City staffers would possibly be MIKE KASPERZAK recommended that with another comseven new affordable mercial business to The project had received wide units be built at 455 W. Evelyn replace Minton’s. Clohan read a statement support from various organi- Ave., and the council eventufrom Debra Shulz, manager of zations, including a group of ally agreed. The idea also got a Minton’s: “It is the strong desire planning-minded environmen- nod from Jon Moss, senior vice and preference of my father and talists called the Mountain View president of development for our family and that the property Coalition for Sustainable Plan- Prometheus Real Estate Group. remain in our family for years to ning. Their idea to “un-bundle” The reduction in the project’s come,” she wrote. “The project the cost of parking for residents affordable housing was partly is a “wonderful opportunity for of the project was talked about due to a worsening economthe city of Mountain View to by the council, but no commit- ic recession since the project move forward” and add to the ment was made to the idea. It began, Moss said. “economic vitality and vibrancy would allow residents a major In Mountain View, “The averof our downtown which so des- rent discount if they decided age apartment rent dropped 10.7 not to have a parking spot in the percent in the last 12 months,” perately needs it.” Abe-Koga said she hoped underground garage, a proposal Moss said. That means a “direct that someday there would be which would require parking decrease in the value of this 4,000 to 5,000 residences in the restrictions on nearby streets, project by 10.7 percent.” For this “$70 million project, that is a $7 downtown, a number which Kasperzak said. The developer, Prometheus million reduction in value.” consultants recently said would Though the project was support a long-sought-after gro- Real Estate Group, had previcery store in the area. There are ously offered to deepen the park- approved, the council will finalcurrently 3,400 homes down- ing garage if necessary to allow ize some details in a developer’s town, Abe-Koga said, and “My 20 parking “stackers” for addi- agreement to be approved on hope is we will eventually get tional parking spaces. But after May 11. there and be able to sustain a a public hearing a few weeks ago that offer was removed from the grocery store.” E-mail Daniel DeBolt at Echoing a major concern from table in favor of contributing V




MAN INJURED IN ATTACK AT BAR A man injured in a bar brawl said he doesn’t know why he was attacked by two other patrons at the King of Clubs on Leong Drive after midnight on April 24. The victim, a 40-year-old man from San Jose, told police that he stepped outside the bar, and when he returned, two men jumped up from a table and started punching him, said Mountain View police spokeswoman Liz Wylie. The victim said he did not know the suspects. The man suffered a broken facial bone, and reported the incident to


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his parents’ house in Kentucky, with the eventual goal of heading back to the Bay Area. “I was sending out tons of e-mails every day,” he said, “applying for everything I could online, e-mailing alumni — anything I could do. But it was all so electronic and anonymous, and nothing came back.” “I decided I’d take the plunge and move out to California and just try my luck,” he said. ‘I felt guilty’ With the support of his family, Bowling began leasing a Mountain View apartment month-tomonth in August. He kicked up his job search, but nothing came through, and unemployment began to take its toll. “It was a really hard place to be in,” he said. “It was a balancing act between convincing myself to a certain degree that it was just the state of the job market — but I also had to keep up the other side of it in that it was my responsibility.” “The whole time when I was searching for a job I felt like I could not really enjoy all the things that I normally did,” he said. “I felt guilty during all of my free time. I realized that I could work only so many hours without getting totally down on myself. You can only send so many e-mails a day.” In order to save money, he didn’t do much of anything beyond


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Interim city attorney Jannie Quinn is named as a defendant in the case along with the city itself. “I’m going after her personally because she’s lied to me,” Lucero said. He claims that in a visit to the dispensary a few weeks ago, “She said she was impressed and invit-

police after he was treated at the hospital, Wylie said. Bar security broke up the fight and kicked out the two suspects. The incident was referred to police detectives for investigation, Wylie said.

TEEN GIRL ATTACKED, INJURED AT WHISMAN PARK A 14-year-old girl suffered a concussion after she was struck by another teenager at Whisman Park on April 23, Mountain View police said. The victim, who was at the park around 6 p.m. with two male friends, said a teenage girl walked applying for jobs, he said. “I ate a lot of bean burritos.” His relationships with peers changed, too. While friends wanted to check in with him, he said, it was a “sensitive subject.” “It’s really hard to take advice from people because you’re doing everything you can,” he said. “All your friends, when they’re talking to you, they want to help you.” “It’s also a hard place to be in, looking around at everyone else who has a job and think, what did they do that I didn’t do? How did I fall into this?” Overqualified Heading into winter with no prospects, Bowling began applying for more “immediate” positions. He took weekend babysitting gigs, and submitted his resume at restaurants or retailers with “now hiring” signs in their windows. At one point he went through two rounds of interviews for a serving position at the Olive Garden. Despite having restaurant experience in the past, the manager said Bowling was overqualified — he might leave the job if something better came up. “The manager told me they had interviewed the broadest range of people they’d ever interviewed,” he said. “People who had owned their own companies were coming in to work as waiters.” The irony, Bowling said, was his academic training made him too qualified for some jobs, but he didn’t have enough experience for most science-related positions. ed me to draft an ordinance” for medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. “She said she was looking forward to helping sick people of Mountain View,” he said. But after looking into it more, he said, it was apparent that “She’s been the catalyst of the (city’s opposition) the whole time.” Quinn was not available for comment by press time. Lucero’s suit demands that the city pay the dispensary’s legal fees

up to her, grabbed her hair and threw her to the ground, according to police spokeswoman Liz Wylie. The victim said she hit her head on the cement and lost consciousness. A police officer passing by a short time later noticed something amiss, and spoke with the victim, but she said everything was fine, Wylie said. Later that evening, the victim’s mother brought her to the police station to report the incident, Wylie said. The girl said she did not know her attacker. The suspect is described as a 16- or 17-year old Hispanic girl of medium height and heavy build. — Andrea Gemmet “It put me in a hard place because I really had to focus on entry level jobs which just weren’t there,” he said. Two interviews Finally, in March, Bowling landed an interview with Envia Systems, a Hayward start-up that makes lithium ion battery materials for electric cars. The company was looking to hire a Ph.D., but agreed to speak with him anyway on the recommendation of a professor. Though he was unqualified for the open position, the company offered him a temporary job in their lab, with the potential for full employment in six months. “It took a while to hit me, and it was also strange because I had numbed myself from getting too excited about job prospects,” he said. “When I heard about it I didn’t want to get too excited until I had signed the paperwork and sent in the signed job offer.” In the end, Bowling only interviewed with two companies during his time out of college. He said the quantity of applications he submitted and job-related e-mails he sent numbered well over a thousand. Looking forward, Bowling said he would be more conservative about job changes, and about saving money. “I’m just going to take everything as a positive right now,” he said. “Even if I’m only at this job for a couple months it’s going to be great experience and it’s going to be a building block.” V

along with damages for “emotional distress, mental anguish, physical pain and suffering” for violating the dispensary’s “constitutional rights.” He says he’s fighting for Mountain View’s “downtrodden” — “over 200 qualified patients” who need medical marijuana for various health conditions, “folks arriving on bicycles, wheelchairs See POT CLUB, page 13

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Madrigal choir is finally back home — with $50,000 to raise By Andrea Gemmet


fter the shut-down of European airspace stranded them in Paris for an extra week, the Mountain View High School Madrigal choir is finally back home — and scrambling for a way to pay the estimated $50,000 in unexpected expenses they incurred. Several fundraisers are already underway to help defray costs. The choir had just finished a 10-day concert tour of London and Paris when the eruption of an unpronounceable volcano in Iceland shut down air travel, causing the cancellation of their April 16 flight. The group of 54 people, including chaperones and accompanists, spent the next seven days trying to live on the cheap while soaking up culture in the City of Lights. They bowled, had a picnic along the Seine, took a day trip to


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member Steve Olson. “It’s a terrible time, but maybe people are saying, ‘You must really need it if you’re going out for it right now.’” Ellen Wheeler, the board’s vice president, said she thought the district would be better off seeking a parcel tax to raise money for educational programs and teacher salaries, rather than a construction bond. “We can’t go to the well too often.

Versailles and sang an impromptu concert, said Cynthia Haines, a parent chaperone on the trip. Finally, on Thursday, April 22, the choir caught a flight to Minneapolis after hours of delays at the airport, Haines said. “The kids sang one of their popular songs called ‘Butterfly,’ which has a section of lyrics which state ‘And tomorrow I will fly,’” Haines said. “They changed the song and sang as we took off, ‘And now I will fly.’ Everyone cheered.” Once back in Minneapolis, the choir broke into five groups and trickled back into the Bay Area on different flights over the course of 36 hours, she said. The last group arrived late Saturday night, April 24, she said. To keep everyone housed and fed, choir director Jill Denny and several chaperones ran up their credit cards. The bills haven’t all come in yet, but Denny said that the tab is expected to be

$50,000. “Superintendent Barry Groves called when I was over there and said the district will pay off all the debts, as soon as we tell them the amount,” said Denny, calling it a huge relief. Fundraising efforts began right away, with all donations going straight to the district to cover the expense, said Denny. On Monday, April 26, the Madrigals sang at the In-N-Out Burger on Rengstorff Avenue as part of a fundraiser with Movin 99.7 DJs Fernando and Greg. “We received $500 in donations in a couple of hours,” Denny said. A planned concert with the Peninsulaires Choir has now become a benefit concert, set for two shows on Saturday, May 8 — at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. — at Los Altos High School. The Madrigal choir will also perform at 1 p.m. on Saturday and

I’m seeing around the state an interest in things that a parcel tax pays for,” she said. “The thing I’m worried about is if we go for a bond, our voters will be unenthusiastic about going for a parcel tax.” While bond money can’t be used for salaries, it could pay for some of the safety upgrades and additional classroom space identified in the district’s draft student facilities improvement plan. The plan has been taking shape over the past 18 months, and includes projects to add two-story classroom buildings, remove portable buildings and

upgrade classroom technology, as well as a myriad of infrastructure and energy efficiency improvements. Demographic projections show that district schools will run out of classroom space by 2013 due to climbing enrollment. “I think you’re in very good shape,” Bregman said. “A lot of people (surveyed) do not know why you’re asking for a bond measure — they trust you, essentially.” Unsurprisingly, pollsters found the biggest supporters of a bond are the parents of students. Those

Sunday, May 15 and 16, at the A La Carte and Art event on Castro Street, Denny said. By then a CD of the Madrigals performing in London and Paris should be available. Called “Springtime in Paris,” its cover will feature the picture of a volcano, Denny said. The Madrigals weren’t the only students stranded. Los Altos High School had a group of 32 art students stranded in Poland, district officials said, causing financial difficulties for them as well. V

N I N F O R M AT I O N More on the Madrigals is available at by clicking on the MVHS choral music page. Donations to either high school group — marked “Madrigals” or “LAHS Art Club” — may be sent to the MVLA High School District, 1299 Bryant Ave., Mountain View, CA 94040.

least likely to support it are older Republican men, said Bregman. Overall, people who responded like the idea that bond money is under local control, and that building additional classrooms will allow more children to attend their neighborhood schools, he said. The need to remove asbestos and lead, and to bring school buildings up to current seismic safety codes, also resonated with the people surveyed, Bregman said. V

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he City Council canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be happy about Buddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cannabis Patient Collective, the new medical marijuana dispensary that opened April 10 on Bayshore Parkway near San Antonio Road. In fact city officials were caught off guard when Buddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popped up, particularly since council members last February passed a temporary moratorium on pot clubs designed to give them a chance to work on rules â&#x20AC;&#x201D; expected to be completed later this year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; controlling when and where such dispensaries operate. In effect, Buddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is thumbing its nose at the city by its mere existence. Now the city is considering new options, including finding a quick way (if there is one) to snuff out the not-for-profit club operated by wealthy Campbell lawyer Matt Lucero. That option wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be easy. Lucero says his dispensary did $4,000 in business last week alone. He also says he is â&#x20AC;&#x153;absolutely readyâ&#x20AC;? for the city, telling the Voice: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have very considerable financial resources and the backing of some really, really hard-hitting lawyers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; people who have won California Supreme Court cases.â&#x20AC;? Lucero followed up that talk with a lawsuit, filed last Friday, that challenges Mountain Viewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s moratorium on marijuana dispensaries and asks the court to prevent the city from closing his operation. In advising the council to place a moratorium on dispensaries until new regulations are drawn up, acting city attorney Jannie Quinn may not have foreseen an aggressive operator like Lucero, who would like nothing more than to drag the city into a long and costly legal battle. But so far Quinn has not wilted under the heat, and the council has decided to move forward in attempts to shut Buddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s down. Her specific legal strategy is not yet known â&#x20AC;&#x201D; last week she said only that the council had agreed to â&#x20AC;&#x153;initiate an action,â&#x20AC;? but would not reveal more details until a case was filed. Given that Quinn and a host of other city officials, including police officers, the city manager and two council members, have visited the club and viewed its robust security and fortifications, it may be difficult to make a case that the drug is being sold to unauthorized users. And the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s out-of-the-way location could make it hard to claim Buddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is a public nuisance. Somewhat gallingly â&#x20AC;&#x201D; galling because Luceroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s combative stance has probably ruined much of the good will at City Hall â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a majority on the council already supports granting licenses to medical marijuana dispensaries, a fact which will become clear once the city draws up its new regulations. But now the best course may be to accelerate the drafting of those regulations. Why not issue them in a month or two, rather than waiting to the end of the year? Once they are issued, the temporary ban can be removed, which should help resolve an otherwise costly â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and ultimately pointless â&#x20AC;&#x201D; legal dispute with the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first-ever medical marijuana dispensary.

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ON THE OPENING OF A POT CLUB AGAINST CITY REGULATIONS I am shocked and outraged by the attitude, actions and words of Mr. Matt Lucero regarding his â&#x20AC;&#x153;medical marijuana dispensaryâ&#x20AC;? that he recently illegally opened at 2632 Bayshore Parkway. It is hard to believe how arrogant he is, to the point that he goes on and opens his pot club without the required city permit and then boasts about his financial resources and â&#x20AC;&#x153;hard-hitting lawyersâ&#x20AC;? as a way to prevail, adding, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are going to stay.â&#x20AC;? Does he think that because he is a lawyer and a millionaire he is above the law? The City Council and other city officials have all the right and responsibility to show him and his associates who is who according to the law. And they should do so now! If Mr. Lucero is really so compassionate and really wants to help the â&#x20AC;&#x153;ill residents of Santa Clara County,â&#x20AC;? there are many other legal ways and forms he can use without being arrogant and a law violator. Also, as a Mexican and a Catholic, I find offensive and disrespectful the fact that he is displaying on the wall of his pot club a mural of Our Lady of Guadalupe, no matter how artistic that mural may be. Job Lopez, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood I used to think that all â&#x20AC;&#x153;street drugsâ&#x20AC;? had no medicinal value, until I read some literature about pain. Pain is very real, and affects

people in different ways. Why do you think there are hundreds of pain medication on the market? It is because everyone reacts to pain medication differently. One person might need drugs after surgery to relieve pain, another person might throw up the very same drugs, another person might take an NSAID (over the counter pain medication), and another person might take nothing. Nobody knows what type of pain another person is feeling, and judging people about their pain is the wrong approach. As a person with pharmaceutical experience, I would rather see medicinal pot distributed like other controlled substances. DCS, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood I believe that safe and affordable access to medical marijuana will be a reality in a very short timeframe here in Mountain View. The city staff is currently working on a compassionate ordinance to allow medical cannabis dispensing collectives in our city. And before Matt Lucero jumped in and made a personal decision to blatantly open a collective in spite of the ordinance. I was hoping to see this ordinance in June before the summer break for the council. Now I am not sure what to think as the city resources are now focused on this new development. Thanks Matt. I believe in your movement just not in your methods. B.D., a resident of the North Whisman neighborhood

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Script keeps

‘Mockingbird’ from singing


Atticus Finch (Anthony Newfield) discusses the case with defendant Tom Robinson (Philipe D. Preston) in Christopher Sergel’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.”



o Kill A Mockingbird,” Harper Lee’s only novel, is arguably one of the most important works of American literature to come out of the 20th century. It captures an era, a culture and an aspect of the nation’s psyche that still resonates for modern readers. Calling for a higher sense of justice and decency, it appeals to our better natures, and to our desire for progress away from the small-mindedness of an earlier age. We recognize that ignorance and injustice still live among us, but the book has a hopeful, healing message — and therein lies some of its success, as it encourages us to rise to our best. A famous movie adaptation (screenplay by Horton Foote) has

been followed by several stage adaptations by Christopher Sergel, who kept revising his own work over two decades. TheatreWorks has chosen an early Sergel version for its current production celebrating the 50th anniversary of the book’s publication. The show — now entering its last week at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts — is uneven, despite the talent on stage, so the problems seem to rest primarily with the adaptation. If you are familiar with the story of small-town Southern lawyer Atticus Finch (Anthony Newfield) and his precocious children Scout (Sierra Stephens) and Jem (Eric Colvin), you know he is called upon to defend a young black man, Tom Robinson (Philipe D. Preston), against a false charge of raping and beating a poor, ignorant young white woman (Blythe Foster). We see the events unfold through the

eyes of young Scout, Finch’s tomboy daughter, as she begins to view the world with more maturity and understanding, learning to see her father with fresh insight. Sergel wrote his adaptations with schools in mind, as both audience and producers, and this shows in the script, especially this early version. The many subplots found in the book are markedly condensed. For example, the story of eccentric neighbor Boo Radley (Howard Swain) is reduced almost to nothing. In contrast, the subplot of the elderly racist neighbor, Mrs. Dubose (Phoebe Moyer), receives more emphasis as a means of driving home the play’s moral message. The production enlists the audience as the town and as jury and spectators in the courtroom. It’s See MOCKINGBIRD, page 21

Local Spanish-language theater troupe melds art, education By Andrea Gemmet


ountain View resident Veronica Meza laughs when asked about the Spanish-language play she is directing for her nonprofit theater troupe Teatro Nahual. “I’m not telling who is Mr. Baldomero. That’s a surprise — and also why he died a virgin,” she said, chuckling. She’s speaking of “Don Baldomero Murio Virgen,” which translates as COURTESY PHOTO “Mr. Baldomero Died a Ignacio Martin Bragado, Gerardo Virgin,” a historical farce Fernandez, Gesela Zamora and Ivette opening May 1 at National Arenas star in Teatro Nahual’s “Mr. See BALDOMERO, page 20 Baldomero Died a Virgin.” APRIL 30, 2010 ■ MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE ■


"SUT&WFOUT NARTSBRIEFS The Mountain View City Council has scheduled a study session for Tuesday, May 4, 2010 to consider the Fiscal Year 2010-11 budget for the General Operating Fund, Building Services, Shoreline Golf Links, Revitalization Authority, Shoreline Regional Park Community, Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Management Funds, including recommended utility rate adjustments, City Reserves and various recommended City fees. The study session is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like the City Council and staff to know your views, please send a letter to the City Council at P.O. Box 7540, Mountain View, CA 94039 or an e-mail to city.clerk@ by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 2010. The report will be available after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, 2010 on the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at asp. Copies of the report will be available for review by 8:00 a.m. on Friday, April 30, 2010 at City Hall in the City Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OfďŹ ce, 500 Castro Street, 3rd ďŹ&#x201A;oor, Mountain View, 8:00 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St, Mountain View. CITY OF MOUNTAIN VIEW FISCAL YEAR 2010-11 BUDGET

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SCHEDULE REMAINING (TENTATIVE): Study Session: Narrative Budget Report Council Meeting: Adoption of Capital Improvement Program Council Meeting: Annual Goals adoption Budget Public Hearing Public Hearings on City Utility Rates and Proposed Budget Adoption

CHORAL FEST RETURNS TO SHORELINE More than 500 children from elementary and middle schools in Mountain View Whisman School District will take to the stage at Shoreline Amphitheatre on Monday, May 10 for the ninth annual Choral Fest. The district-wide event, which takes place from 5 to 8 p.m., will showcase choruses from all the schools in the district, with each group singing one song, as well as performing the first and last songs of the night all together in


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Hispanic University in San Jose. The play is set in Mexico between 1910 and 1940, and examines the Mexican Revolution and the restrictions on the lives of women then, Meza said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We criticize the role of women at the time, the political situation, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a comedy, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a farce,â&#x20AC;? she said. Founded in 2003, the Mountain View-based nonprofit theater troupe aims to educate and entertain the Bay Areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Latino commu-

a show of community. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Got a Song to Sing,â&#x20AC;? which Choral Fest co-chair Kaye De Vries said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Captures the universal nature of music.â&#x20AC;? Shoreline Amphitheatre, the Los Altos/Mountain View PTA Council, and Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) are sponsoring the concert. Both admission and parking are free for the event, which takes place rain or shine. Gates open at 5 p.m., along with pre-concert performances on the lawn picnic area from the Crittenden and Graham jazz bands. The choral

nity in its native tongue, according to Meza. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We try to bring a positive message, but sometimes we also criticize our culture â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but in a good way,â&#x20AC;? she said. Last year, Meza said, the group put on the Bay Areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first Spanishlanguage version of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Vagina Monologuesâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a potentially controversial idea. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I did not know what to expect, because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a political play, but I found people are really open to receiving these kinds of messages,â&#x20AC;? she said.

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N I N F O R M AT I O N What: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Don Baldomero Murio Virgenâ&#x20AC;? by Marco A. Almazan, adapted by Veronica Meza, with music by Gerardo Fernandez and presented by Teatro Nahual Where: National Hispanic University, 14271 Story Road, San Jose When: Saturdays through May at 7 p.m., beginning May 1 Cost: Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door Info: Go to, write or call (650) 669 2949




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a device that works for the court scenes, but is distracting when townspeople directly address the audience in dialogue. What I missed most from this version was Scoutâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first-person narrative, her adult reminiscing about those fateful days and months that she now recognizes as the forge of her own sense of justice and ethics. In a later version, Sergel added the adult Scout and some of the bookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lyrical narrative, which adds a philosophical tone and skews the play toward a more adult audience. Atticus seems less heroic in the play â&#x20AC;&#x201D; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more voluble and argumentative rather than silent and deep. We hear much about his distaste for guns but we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever learn why. His moral lessons for Scout and Jem come across as simplistic homilies rather than life wisdom. If I were not already so familiar with the book, I might be wondering what all the fuss is about, based on this version. The actors do the best they can with these shortcomings, mostly managing to minimize them. Thankfully, Newfield does a winning job with the character of Finch, especially in the courtroom scenes. His summation rang true, with

the right mix of conviction and desperation. Later, his agonized cry over his inability to protect his children surely hit home in the hearts of all parents. Unfortunate costume choices, though, make him appear too much the dandy, not enough the small-town lawyer taking turnip greens in payment. Michael Ray Wisely is excellent as Sheriff Tate, striking the right balance between good old boy and keeper of the peace. Preston wins us over as the timorous Tom Robinson, and Gabriel Hoffman is a standout as the odd little boy Dill who becomes friends with Scout and Jem. Andrea Bechertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attractive set design gives the sense of a town that has seen better days, and N I N F O R M AT I O N What: â&#x20AC;&#x153;To Kill a Mockingbird,â&#x20AC;? by Harper Lee, adapted by Christopher Sergel and presented by TheatreWorks Where: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View When: Through May 9, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and 7 p.m. Sundays Cost: Tickets are $29-$62 Info: Go to or call (650) 463-1960

the moveable trees are a nice touch for change of location. The courtroom, however, felt oddly juxtaposed with the town â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with a tree right behind the judgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bench, and part of the stage dou-

bling as jury stand and exit to the street. In addition, all the costumes look brand-new, just off the rack at Ross, and Boo Radleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spooky makeup needs adjusting.

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&2!.+,).($!234 Born Feb. 5, 1937 in Ottawa, KS where he spent his early years on a farm. Passed away April 16, 2010 at his home in Campbell, CA after a long battle with bone cancer. He is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Donna and their children, Lori Mattes (19611995), Ken Darst, Karen Ditlevson, Dayna Kaufman, Terri Calvert, and Kim Shelley, 11 beautiful grandchildren, plus many well-loved cousins. Frank was raised in St. Joseph, MO where he attended Christian Brothers High School and boxed in the Golden Gloves. At the age of 18, he moved to Southern CA where he loved to surf and race motorcycles. He was then drafted into the Army. After serving his

country, he was discharged from the Army in 1960. In the early 1960s, Frank moved to the Bay Area where he learned the plumbing trade from his Uncle Homer. In the late 1960s, he started his career in the welding supply business, and then in 1974, started to work for Madco Welding Supply in Mt. View. In 1980, Frank became a partner at Madco, and a few years later became sole owner. During this time he brought his wife, son and daughter into the business. As years passed, Frank spent more time enjoying his hobbies and â&#x20AC;&#x153;farmâ&#x20AC;? in Valley Springs. Over the years, Frank has made many friends through his business, street rodding and family. He touched many lives by his ability to mentor and support everyone he knew. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor and gift of story telling. A Celebration of Life is being planned. PA I D


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talian restaurants in the greater Palo Alto area are as plentiful as apps on an iPhone. From Olive Garden to Quattro at the Four Seasons Hotel, there is no shortage of love for Italian cuisine, be it spaghetti and meatballs or cuisine with a more contemporary flair. Vero Ristorante Italiano leans towards present-day cooking although the recipes are old-world family treasures. Both Veroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owners, Antonio Cremona and Massimo Chicca, hail from Italyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s southern climes. Executive Chef Clyde Griesbach anchors the kitchen with more than 30 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience from Hawaii to Italy.

The restaurant emphasizes seasonal, organic and local, with dishes that are simple, straightforward, and well prepared. The menu isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a laundry list of every conceivable pizza, pasta and veal combination. In fact, there is no pizza. There are a dozen choices for antipasti and a dozen and half pasta, meat and fish options. The focus on fewer dishes allows the kitchen to excel at its work. The homemade feel is as though Griesbach invited me to his house for dinner. Since I last reviewed Vero five years ago, the interior hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t changed much. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intimate, with warm mustardy-wheat colored Continued on next page

Recipe from Harryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar in Venice

Harryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar opened in 1931 when Giuseppe Cipriani, an enterprising bartender at the Hotel Europa in Venice, got some ďŹ nancial assistance from a rich, young American from Boston named Harry Pickering. According to Cipriani company history, Pickering had been a customer at the Hotel Europa for some time, suddenly stopped frequenting the hotel bar. Cipriani saw Pickering one day and asked why he no longer patronized the bar. Pickering was broke, he explained to the bartender -- his family cut him off when it was discovered he had not curtailed his recklessness and fondness for drinking. So, Cipriani loaned his patron a chunk of cash -- about 10,000 lire, or $5,000 U.S.. Two years later, Pickering walked back into the Hotel Europa, ordered a drink at the bar, handed 10,000 lire to Giuseppe Cipriani â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he then handed Cipriani more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Cipriani, thank you. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the money. And to show you my appreciation, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 40,000 more, enough to open a bar. We will call it Harryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar,â&#x20AC;? Located on Calle Vallaresso, close to the Piazza San Marco, the bar -- as the Ciprianiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s have always called it -- was ďŹ rst conceived as a hotel bar, serving no food, and later transformed into a restaurant. There are many imitators, but only one Harryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar. To honor this famous Italian culinary icon, we submit our version of one of Harryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Famous recipesâ&#x20AC;Ś

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Bring a large pot of water to boil before preparing the sauce. If using dry pasta salt boiling water and add pasta. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, let it cook until golden, about 30 seconds, and discard it. Add the zucchini and cook for two minutes. Add the shrimp, the pepper ďŹ&#x201A; akes, and some salt, the wine and cook for three minutes, tossing constantly, until the shrimp are bright pink and ďŹ rm to the touch. Reserve 1/4 cup of the mixture for garnish. Set aside. If using fresh pasta, salt the boiling water, add the pasta, and cook until â&#x20AC;&#x153;al denteâ&#x20AC;? (about 2-3 minutes). Drain well in a colander. Toss the pasta with the zucchini-and-shrimp mixture, add the butter and the Parmesan, and toss well. Transfer to a heated serving platter dish and garnish with the reserved shrimp-and-zucchini mixture. Pass around a small bowl of grated Parmigiano cheese.



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walls, wood chairs and cheery yellow linen tablecloths. There is a small protected street-side patio for al fresco dining in the warm days to come. Vero, which means â&#x20AC;&#x153;true,â&#x20AC;? is exactly the kind of restaurant found in the chicer neighborhoods of Rome, Milan and Turin. Service, though, is likely better than at the Italian versions. During my visits, the staff was friendly,

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ing and slightly fish-oily. Chilled calamari salad was tender and refreshing. Thinly sliced soppressata salami melted on the tongue. There was a dish of marinated, diced provolone cheese and a plate of big, meaty, Sicilian castelvetrano olives. In all, a terrific symphony of appetizers. One evening, the soup of the day ($6) was a medley of diced tomatoes, beans, arugula, celery, onions, and carrots in a light tomato vegetable stock. Not as heavy as a minestrone, the soup had flavors that lit up the mouth yet didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overfill the stomach. The parmigiana ($9) was eggbattered, thinly sliced eggplant that had been baked with tomato, mozzarella, parmesan and basil. It was just the right amount to tease the appetite without vying with the entree yet to come. I was particularly fond of the spaghetti carbonara ($14). Hallelujah. It contained no cream, no parsley and no garlic. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s authentic carbonara: just eggs, crisped pancetta and parmesan cheese with a twist or two of black pepper. Though there was no citrus in it, the combination of luscious flavors hinted of Lunario lemons and fresh-ground

Tellicherry peppercorns. It could be the best carbonara in town. The camberoni ($12) were skillet cooked prawns with calabrese hot peppers, garlic, oregano, parsley and lemon. It was a successful combination, with a high flavor profile, and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry about the peppers being too hot. Bucatini allâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;amatriciana ($15) was guanciale (non-smoked bacon), onion, and white wine blanketed under a lush, slightly piquant tomato sauce. Bucatini are fat hollow spaghetti-like noodles, but more fun to eat. Tagliatelli al sugo ($15), long flat noodles, came with generous chunks of spicy braised beef sugo and melted-on parmesan. Sugo is simply a long simmering sauce. This dish was a step above any spaghetti with bolognese sauce. Most of the pastas are house-made. A special one evening was New Zealand black grouper ($26). The thick cut filet had been pan-roasted and served with roasted eggplant, pepper flakes, tomato, onion, garlic and mint. The New Zealand black grouperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meat is firmer than that of halibut but not as firm as sea bass meat. Veroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rendition was moist and delicate, and broke off in big flakes. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recall having black grouper before. Usually, we get the more common red grouper, which is milder and sweeter. The fish was



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delectable. Grilled skirt steak ($22) is served with an arugula, tomato and red onion salad. I asked to substitute roasted potatoes instead. The steak was perfectly grilled, fork-tender and sliced thin. The golden roasted potatoes that surrounded the meat made a picturesque, and most delicious, presentation. Veroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wine selection is as compact as the menu, yet it is a well-thoughtout wine list. It is about one-quarter California wines, three-quarters Italian. The Italian reds are divided into geographical regions: mostly Sicilian from the south, Tuscan and Umbrian from central Italy, and Piemonte from the north. The 2005 Valle dellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Acate Nero dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Avola from Sicily ($46) was deep garnet, spicy, young and fruity, and balanced perfectly with the Mediterranean fare. It was just fine with the fish dishes too. The 2007 Cascina Val del Prete Barbera dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Alba â&#x20AC;&#x153;Serra de Gattiâ&#x20AC;? ($40) was medium-bodied with a crisp black raspberry finish. A good choice with full-flavored meats and pastas. Desserts did not disappoint. Salame di cioccolato ($7) was rich dark chocolate that had been melted and poured onto a cooling surface, mixed with crumbled butter cookies, and rolled, chilled and sliced. The dessert did indeed resemble chocolate salami. The panna cotta ($7) was a light, silky, luxurious vanilla custard served with red berry sauce. Crostata di mele ($7.50) was a warm apple tart with that just-out-of-the-oven flakiness, dusted with cinnamon. A scoop of vanilla gelato accompanied the happy finale. Vero focuses on simple dishes that are made as if chef Griesbach prepared them at home for friends. The ingredients are fresh; flavors are not masked; sauces do not overwhelm; and portions are plentiful. Writing this review has made me hungry. Think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll grab my iPhone and make a reservation. V



■MOVIETIMES A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) (R) Century 16: 11:30 a.m.; 12:40, 2, 3:10, 4:30, 5:40, 7, 8:10, 9:30 & 10:35 p.m. Century 20: 11:10 & 11:55 a.m.; 12:40, 1:30, 2:25, 3:10, 4, 4:50, 5:40, 6:30, 7:20, 8:10, 9, 9:50 & 10:45 p.m. Sat. also at 10:15 a.m. Alice in Wonderland (PG) ★★ Century 20: In 3D at 11:20 a.m.; 1:55, 4:30, 7:30 & 10:05 p.m. The Back-up Plan (PG-13) Century 16: 12:50, 3:40, 7:05 & 9:40 p.m. Century 20: 11:40 a.m.; 1, 2:20, 3:40, 4:50, 6:15, 7:25, 8:50 & 10 p.m. Sat. also at 10:25 a.m. City Island (PG-13) Century 16: 12:05, 2:40, 5:30, 7:55 & 10:25 p.m. Century 20: 11:45 a.m.; 2:15, 4:40, 7:10 & 9:40 p.m. Clash of the Titans (PG-13) ★★ Century 16: 1:45 & 6:45 p.m.; In 3D at 11:35 a.m.; 2:15, 5:20, 8 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 1:35 & 6:35 p.m.; In 3D at 11:50 a.m.; 2:25, 5:10, 7:40 & 10:25 p.m. Date Night (PG-13) ★★1/2 Century 16: 11:25 a.m.; 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:40 & 10:05 p.m. Fri. & Sun.-Thu. also at 4:25 & 9:25 p.m. Century 20: 11:25 a.m.; 12:20, 3:05, 5:30, 7:55 & 10:15 p.m. Fri. & Sun.-Thu. also at 4:10 & 9:05 p.m. Death At a Funeral (2010) (R) Century 16: 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:50 & 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 12:30, 2:55, 5:35, 8 & 10:20 p.m. Sat. also at 10:10 a.m. Exit Through the Gift Shop (R) Aquarius Theatre: 2:15, 4:30, 7 & 9:15 p.m. Fri.-Sun. at 1 p.m. Flying Down to Rio (1933) Stanford Theatre: Fri 5:50 & 9:15 p.m. Furry Vengeance (PG) Century 16: 11:40 a.m.; 2:10, 4:40, 7:10 & 9:35 p.m. Century 20: 11:30 a.m.; 1:50, 4:20, 7 & 9:25 p.m. The Ghost Writer (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Century 16: 12:20, 3:30, 6:50 & 10 p.m. Century 20: 11:10 a.m.; 2, 4:55, 7:45 & 10:35 p.m. Gilda (1946) Stanford Theatre: Sat.-Tue. at 3:50 & 7:30 p.m. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo ★★★★ Guild Theatre: 1:15, 4:30 & 8 p.m. Gun Crazy (1950) Stanford Theatre: Sat.-Tue. at 5:50 & 9:30 p.m. Harry Brown (R) CinèArts at Palo Alto Square: 2:20, 4:45 & 7:20 p.m. Fri.-Sat. also at 9:40 p.m. How to Train Your Dragon (PG) ★★1/2 Century 16: 1, 3:25, 5:50 & 8:30 p.m.; In 3D at 11:50 a.m.; 2:20, 4:50, 7:20 & 9:45 p.m. In 3D Fri.-Sat. & Mon.-Wed. at 11:50 a.m.; 2:20, 4:50, 7:20 & 9:45 p.m. Sun. at 4:50, 7:20 & 9:45 p.m. Thu. at 11:50 a.m.; 2:20 & 4:50 p.m. Century 20: 5:25 p.m. Fri. & Sun.-Thu. also at 12:05 & 2:45 p.m. ; In 3D at 11:15 a.m.; 1:40, 4:15, 6:55 & 9:20 p.m. Iron Man (PG-13) ★★★1/2 Century 16: Thu 12:01 a.m. Iron Man 2 (PG-13) Century 16: Thu. at 12:05 a.m. Century 20: Thu. at 12:01 & 12:05 a.m. Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D Century 16: Sun. at 2 p.m. Century 20: Sun. at 2 p.m. Kick-Ass (R) ★★★ Century 16: Noon, 1:20, 3, 4:20, 6, 7:15, 9 & 10:20 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m.; 12:45, 2:10, 3:35, 5, 6:25, 7:50, 9:20 & 10:40 p.m. Sat. also at 10:05 a.m. La Mission (R) ★★★ Century 20: 11:35 a.m.; 2:15, 5:05, 7:50 & 10:30 p.m. Lady for a Day (1933) Stanford Theatre: Fri. at 7:30 p.m. The Last Song (PG) Century 20: 8:05 & 10:35 p.m. The Losers (PG-13) ★1/2 Century 16: 11:45 a.m.; 2:25, 4:55, 7:25 & 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 12:25, 2:50, 5:15, 7:40 & 10:10 p.m. Mayweather vs. Mosley Fight (PG-13) Century 16: Sat. at 6 p.m. Century 20: Sat. at 6 p.m. The Metropolitan Opera: Armida Century 20: Sat. at 10 a.m. CinèArts at Palo Alto Square: Sat. at 10 a.m. Oceans (G) Century 16: 12:10, 2:30, 5, 7:30 & 9:50 p.m. Century 20: 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:05 & 9:15 p.m. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R) Guild Theatre: Sat Midnight. Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) Stanford Theatre: Wed. & Thu. at 7:30 p.m. The Secret In Their Eyes (R) ★★★ Aquarius Theatre: 2:30, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. Fri.-Sun. also at noon. The Square (R) CinèArts at Palo Alto Square: 2, 4:30 & 7:15 p.m. Fri.-Sat. also at 9:45 p.m. No 2 p.m. show Sat. Twentieth Century (1934) Stanford Theatre: Wed. & Thu. at 5:45 & 9:10 p.m. Note: Screenings are for Friday through Tuesday only.



(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, escaping the marriage proposal of a Victorian prig and tumbling 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 mind-numbing CGI exhaustion setting in. Rated PG for fantasy action/ violence, and for a smoking caterpillar. One hour, 48 minutes. — P.C.


(Century 16, Century 20) Long before the Pegasus turns up in a raven hue, the new remake of 1981’s “Clash of the Titans” is clearly a horse of a different color: darker. It’s a gamble that could have paid off with a sharper script, but the three screenwriters involved haven’t changed the original that much: “Titans” is still pretty dimwitted and incoherent. The difference now is that it’s lost its camp appeal. Rated PG-13 for fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief sensuality. One hour, 46 minutes. — P.C.


(Century 16, Century 20) Canned crises plague longtime marrieds in “Date Night,” the hyped teaming of comedy stars Steve Carell and Tina Fey. “Date Night” concerns “a boring married couple from New Jersey”: Phil and Claire Foster. Instead of another dinner at the local steak house, the Fosters put on their best and head to a New York City hotspot for a dinner they hope will become aphrodisiacal. Things get cra-zay when the Fosters are mistaken for a couple of crooks who have ticked off the district attorney (William Fichtner), the dirty cops on his payroll (Common and Jimmi Simpson), and a local mobster (Ray Liotta). Rated PG-13 for sexual and crude content throughout, language, some violence and a drug reference. One hour, 28 minutes. — P.C.


(Palo Alto Square, Century 20) Ewan McGregor plays this mystery’s dogged flatfoot, a ghost writer hired to rewrite the autobiography of a former prime minister (Pierce Brosnan). The ghost’s predecessor lately washed up on the shores of Cape Cod, not far from Lang’s seaside property. The death is deemed

an accident; still, no sooner does the new ghost arrive than a scandal involving Lang blows up. 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, violence and a drug reference. Two hours, eight minutes. — P.C.


(Guild) Henrik Vanger (Sven-Bertil Taube), the aging doyen of a giant industrial complex, opens an anonymous package containing a pressed flower. Just as he has on every birthday since his beloved niece Harriet disappeared 40 years earlier. Vanger hires journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nykvist) to make one last attempt to find the girl. Mikael is joined in his quest by the punkish Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace), the “girl with the dragon tattoo.” The results of their search are shocking but never implausible. Not rated. Two hours, 32 minutes. — R.P.


(Century 16, Century 20) Based on Cressida Cowell’s children’s book series, “Dragon” concerns a Viking community beset by dragons of all shapes and sizes. Led by Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler), the Vikings are all capable dragonslayers, with one exception: Stoick’s scrawny son Hiccup (Jay Baruchel). Hiccup laments, “Killing a dragon is everything around here,” including the way to get a girlfriend. Though he lacks brawn, Hiccup is mechanically adept, and during a raid brings down the most fearsome of the dragons: Night Fury. Given his chance at last, Hiccup discovers he’s not a killer. Instead he frees his catch, only to discover its damaged tail renders it flightless. Before you can say, “E.T., phone home,” Hiccup is designing a prosthetic to get his new friend back in the air. Rated PG for sequences of intense action and some scary images, and brief mild language. One hour, 38 minutes. — P.C.


(Century 16, Century 20) What a superhero-loving teen took to the streets in his own homemade costume? That’s the idea behind “Kick-Ass,” itself based on a fanboy-fave comic-book series by writer Mark Millar (“Wanted”) and illustrator John Romita Jr. “With no power comes no responsibility,” Dave Lizewski muses, but he’s wrong, of course. When he pulls on his eBay-bought wetsuit and prowls the streets as “Kick-Ass,” he’s taking his very life into his hands. Lizewski quickly lands himself in the hospital, lucky to be alive. But that accomplished, the story spins wilder and wilder “what-if”s, throwing Dave (an appealingly nerdy Aaron Johnson) into a world much broader than the walls of his high school. Rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, per-

vasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use — some involving children. One hour, 57 minutes. — P.C.


(Century 16, Century 20) Jeffrey Dean Morgan is Clay, the gruff-voiced leader of a special-ops squad known as “The Losers.” Clay is flanked by wisecracker Jensen (Chris Evans), ruffian Roque (Idris Elba), father-to-be Pooch (Columbus Short) and soft-spoken sharpshooter Cougar (Oscar Jaenada). A misled mission in Bolivia forces the team to feign death — and seek vengeance on murderous government powerhouse Max (Jason Patric).The group finds an unlikely partner in mysterious femme fatale Aisha (Zoe Saldana), whose own animosity against Max is fueled by personal motivation. Soon the gang is stealing helicopters, firing rocket launchers and planning suicidal assaults in hopes of finally putting the kibosh on Max’s war-mongering machinations. “The Losers” is harmless — and mindless — entertainment. But at $10 a ticket, you deserve better than that. Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality, violence, sequences of intense action and language. 1 hour, 38 minutes. — T.H.


(Aquarius) . The story is about modes of seeing — including the passive watching of could-be lovers whose lookiloo hesitation spans decades. The man and woman in question are court investigator Benjamin Esposito (Ricardo Darin) and lawyer Irene Menendez-Hastings (Soledad Villamil). The film begins in 1999, with Benjamin retired and struggling against writer’s block to launch a second career as a novelist. Concluding he must get out of his system the defining story of his erstwhile career, he visits his former colleague Irene, object of the great unconsummated love of his life. Though she is now married with children, possibility still hangs in the air as the pair recall a murder case from 25 years hence and the politics that hampered the investigation and prosecution. “The Secret in Their Eyes” doesn’t hedge any bets, offering romance, mystery, prosecutorial tension and social critique (of government corruption that prefigures military dictatorship) Rated R for a rape scene, violent images, some graphic nudity and language. Two hours, seven minutes. — P.C.

■ MOVIECRITICS S.T.-Susan Tavernetti, J.A.-Jeanne Aufmuth, T.H.-Tyler Hanley

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CLASSES/WORKSHOPS Alternatives to Lawns Information on replacing lawns with lower-maintenance, drought-friendly landscaping. May 1, 10:3012:30 a.m. $31. Common Ground Garden Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-493-6072. Sounding for Self-Care Circles “Use your voice, breath, and music to take better care of your whole self. Building community through sound. Led by a rotating group of sound healing practitioners,” instructor Lisa Chu says. Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $15/drop-in fee. The Cradle of Manifestation, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Ste 150, Mountain View. Call 650-325-2914. Start a salad garden Class includes easy planting, harvesting and kitchen preparation instructions, salad and dressing demo. Snack and recipes will be provided. May 1, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $31 + $5 materials fee. Common Ground Garden Center, 559

College Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-493-6072.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Native Plant Sale Native plants, seeds and bulbs deemed suitable for California gardens will be sold. Attendees can speak to experts about lawn alternatives such as native perennials, wildflowers and grasses. Native plant books, posters and note cards will be sold. Organized by the Santa Clara Valley Chapter, California Native Plant Society. Cash/check only. Sat., May 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. The Good Stuff Rummage Sale St. Timothy’s church is hosting its annual “The Good Stuff” rummage sale Sat., May 8, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. St. Timothy’s Church, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View. Call 408-5300554.

CONCERTS Bach’s “St. John Passion” by California Bach Society A baroque orchestra,


including some of the Bay Area’s finest players, joins the 30-voice California Bach Society for this masterpiece. May 1, 8-10 p.m. $10-$30. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. Call 415-262-0272. Music’s in the Air Benefit Concert with Bella Sorella, an award-winning soprano ensemble that combines classical and contemporary styles in melodic duets spanning more than 300 years and seven languages. Also featured are local chefs pairing food with fine wines. Proceeds support music education in local schools. May 2, $75. Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. Call 650237-9130. Stanford Choral Invitational The Stanford Memorial Church Choir hosts this showcase of choral ensembles from Stanford and the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Appearing this year will be the Stanford Memorial Church Choir, Cantabile Vocalise, CSUEB Chamber Singers and more. April 30, 8 p.m. General $10 / student $5 / senior $9. Memorial Church, Stanford University, Stanford.

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 non-members, $7 members, $5 students or pay what you can. Flex-It Studio, 425 Evelyn Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-493-6012.

ENVIRONMENT Acterra’s 40th Anniversary Party Celebrating Acterra’s four decades of environmental action in the Bay Area. May 1, 6-11 p.m. $90. Lucie Stern Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-7043823. Wild Quest Volunteer on May 2 at Wild Quest. This outdoor event is to help raise funds for Environmental Volunteers. Help with set-up, parking, safe road crossings, and break down. Three shifts needed. Proceeds go to science and nature programs provided to 10,000+ children yearly. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Free for volunteers, $50 event ticket. Palo Alto Baylands, 2775 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-947-6542.







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Banana Slug String Band Concert Songs performed by the Banana Slug String Band include rock tunes, ballads, folk songs and reggae and rap numbers. The performance will also incorporate theater and puppetry elements. Sponsored by the Palo Alto Child Care Advisory Committee. Mon., May 3, 10-11 a.m. $5 (age 10 & under), $8 (over age 10). Cubberley Community Center Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-329-2280. NurtureShock Come hear the author of NurtureShock, Po Bronson, give practical parenting tips based on what science reveals about commonly touted techniques and child development, including teens’ lying, adolescents’ sleep habits, praising young children, and other issues. May 6, 7-9 p.m. Hay Market Theatre, 50 Embarcadero, Palo Alto.

LIVE MUSIC Brandon Tyler Brandon Tyler performs live May 5, 7:30-9 p.m. Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View. Colin Carthen CD release performance for Colin Carthen. April 30, 8-10 p.m. Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View. Kathy Kallick Band CD Release “Between the Hollow & The High-Rise”

■ HIGHLIGHT MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ FESTIVAL An afternoon of outdoor live jazz featuring the Daddios, the Tiger Club, and ensembles from Mountain View and Los Altos high schools. Food and beverages for sale, benefiting the MVHS Instrumental Music Department. Sat., May 1, noon-5 p.m. Free. Suggested donation $10 adults, $5 students/seniors. Mountain View High School quad, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-940-4647.

Ninth Annual Pathways Run/Walk: The Pathways Run/Walk starts and finishes at the Westwind Community Barn and runs through the Byrne Preserve and extends into the Los Altos Hills Pathways system. The run features a 5K/10K Pathways Run/Walk at and a one-mile Fun Run at 10:30 am. Parking is limited. May 8, 9-11:30 a.m. 5K/10K - $20, $25 on race day. One mile - $10, $15 on race day. Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-941-7222. is the new CD release by the Kathy Kallick Band. May 1, 8-11 p.m. $18-20. First Presbyterian Church, 1667 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View. Call 510-530-0839. www. Not An Airplane Not An Airplane performs May 1, 8 p.m. Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View.

OUTDOORS Wild Quest at Palo Alto Baylands Scavenger hunt in the Baylands. Teams will compete for fun prizes while helping to raise funds for Environmental Volunteers, a nonprofit that teaches Bay Area kids to love science and nature. May 2, 1-4 p.m. $50 for adults and $20 for children. Palo Alto Baylands, 2775 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.

RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY Open House Congregation Etz Chayim of Palo Alto holds an open house, including prayer service, classroom visits and program fair. May 2, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. Call 650-813-9094.

SPECIAL EVENTS 88th Annual May Fete Children’s Parade May Fete is Northern California’s oldest children’s parade. This year’s theme, “Free to be...Me!” is all about honoring all the ways that children and youth express themselves in a joyful and positive manner along life’s journey. Sat., May 1, 10 a.m.noon. free. Downtown Palo Alto, University & Emerson, Palo Alto. Call 650-463-4921.

TALKS/AUTHORS Making Social CRM Smarter and Scalable Regardless 2010 will become the year of Social CRM or not, this event will try to figure out what social CRM is about. Wed., May. 5, 6:30-9 p.m. Free to SDForum members; $15.00 for non-members. Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. eventDetail&eventID=13672 Paul McHugh discusses “Deadlines” Local author Paul McHugh discusses “Deadlines,” which launches into action when a land-use activist, Beverly Bancroft, is slain on a stretch of California shore. May 4, 7:30 p.m. Free. Books Inc. in Mountain View, 301 Castro St., Mountain View. Sanjay Patel’s “Ramayana: Divine Loophole” Artist and veteran Pixar animator Sanjay Patel will share his illustration style and voice in one of Hindu mythology’s

best-loved and most enduring tales, “Ramayana: Divine Loophole.” May 6, 7:30 p.m. Free. Books Inc. in Mountain View, 301 Castro St., Mountain View. Stuart Woods talks about “Lucid Intervals” Stuart Woods talks about “Lucid Intervals,” a brand-new Stone Barrington novel. April 30, 7:30 p.m. Free. Books Inc. in Mountain View, 301 Castro St., Mountain View. World of Weird Wonderful Words Award-winning writer and filmmaker Phil Cousineau will present his new book, Wordcatcher. His “word stories” are culled from history and mythology. May 1, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. East West Book Store, 324 Castro St., Mountain View.

TEEN ACTIVITIES Bonfire and Book Exchange Students 6th grade through 12th grade are invited to celebrate literacy with a Bonfire Book Exchange hosted by the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre. May 8, 8 p.m. Free. Boy Scout Fire Pit, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-463-4930.

VOLUNTEERS Junior Museum & Zoo Office volunteers are needed to help with fundraising, community relations and special events. Data input, mailings, internet research, etc. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Junior Museum & Zoo, 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-326-6338. Stanford Cats Need Foster Homes Stanford Cat Network needs foster homes for newcomer cats to campus. For more info and to volunteer, visit the SCN website and complete the Foster Home Profile: http:// . Adoption fair help also needed. Opportunities ongoing. Stanford Cat Network, P.O. Box 18287, Stanford. Call 650-566-8287. catnet. Youth Community Service @ the DROP YCS (Youth Community Service) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the ethic of service learning to middle and high school students. Meets Wednesdays, Mitchell Park Community Center, 3800 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-617-8962. www.

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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

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152 Research Study Volunteers Study about Sleep and Menopause Women (45-55 y) needed for sleep research study in Menlo Park. $250 Call 650-859-3897 for info.

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120 Auctions

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Online Home Auction 300+ Bank-Owned Homes thru-out 46 States including 24 in California! Go online now to see Color Photos and get complete details. Don’t miss deadline- Bid Now: 1-866-539-4174. Buyers Agents: Up to 3% commission available! Auction by Hudson & Marshall, Bond FS386-69-21 & FS386-69-22. (Cal-SCAN)

130 Classes & Instruction 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) Free Advice! We’ll Help You Choose A Program Or Degree To Get Your Career & Your Life On Track. Call Collegebound Network Today! 1-877-892-2642 (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)


Free Meditation Class for Women Kidney Patient Support Group NATURE/OUTDOORS Events Calendar PRINCE vs MICHAEL DJ Dance Party Spring Down Open Horse Show Trouble with food?

140 Lost & Found Found: baseball with signatures Lost- Wedding Ring Silver band with 3 diamonds. Lost in MV or LA. Reward. (650) 947-7432 Runaway Cat!

145 Non-Profits Needs Donations Needed! Flying Companion Seminar Knitters Wanted

150 Volunteers Community Cell Phone Collector Couples Make Great Mentors!

High School Diploma Graduate in 4 weeks! FREE Brochure. Call Now! 1-866-562-3650 ext. 60 www. (Cal-SCAN)

Friendly Visitors Needed

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! Graduate in just 4 weeks!! FREE Brochure. Call NOW! 1-800-532-6546 Ext. 97 http://www.continentalacademy. com (AAN CAN)

Looking for Volunteers

GERMAN Language Class

Mazda 1988 MX6 - $995

Host Couple Wanted Library Volunteers Needed Museum Volunteers NASA cats need fosterers Please Feed Homeless Cats in MV

MV: 413 Poppy Place, 5/1-2, 8-4 Stop by during the Citywide Garage Sale! Bookcases, kit., toys, games, office supplies, 2 printers, tent, camp/sports equip., baseball gloves. (x-Montecito).

Palo Alto, 148 Rinconada Av, May 1, 9-3 Palo Alto, 787 Melville Ave., May 1, 8 - 12 Furniture, photo equipment, sporting goods, toys and much, much more. Everything must go. Corner of Melville and Guinda, Palo Alto.

215 Collectibles & Antiques

Menlo Park, 4 Sneckner Court, May 1, 8 am -1 pm Mountain View, 1313 El Camino Real, May 1 & 2, 8-noon each day ALIBI BAR’s parking lot - a Big non-profit garage sale event to help with youth soccer team’s travel expenses. Mountain View, 1550 Ernestine Lane, N/A

Audio - Know Yourself, Know Life - $165.00 Back Pack - Jansport - $30.00 Canon 35 MM Camera - $50.00 Cymbidium Orchids - $25-$50 Fabric sculpture - $20.00 or Firewood-Oak Mix-Seasoned & Spli $150.00

MTD Power Mower - $85

220 Computers/ Electronics

Large Floor Safe - FREE

Los Altos, 11311 Mora Drive, Saturday May 1st

Alta Mesa Wildwood Plot Lot 429, sub 15, in Wildwood. $5,550.00 (706)533-6620

Know Life - Books and Audio - $250

210 Garage/Estate Sales

LA: 461 Orange Av., 4/30, 9-4, 5/1, 9-2 Los Altos Foothills Church, Enormous Annual Rummage Sale. Fri. April 30, 9-4 Best Selection. Sat. May 1, 9-2 Great Values. 461 Orange (bet El Monte & Main) Designer Clothing/ treasures/books.

Sawmills New Norwood LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34” diameter, mills boards 28” wide. Automated quick-cycle-sawing increases efficiency up to 40%! 1-800-661-7746 ext. 300N. (Cal-SCAN)

Thomas Kincade collectibles


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

DISH Network FREE 6-Room Satellite System! FREE HD-DVR! $19.99/mo, 120+ Digital Channels (for 1 year.) Call Now - $400 Signup BONUS! 1-877-415-8163 (AAN CAN)

Hurting Those You Love? - $20

Donate Your Car To Breast Cancer! Help Support Breast Cancer Patients Financially. Free towing! Tax deductible! Se Habla Espanol 1-800489-2540 www.CarsForBreastCancer. org. (Cal-SCAN)

Atherton, 146 Middlefield Rd, Fri 4/30 & Sat 5/01

DIRECTV FREE Standard Installation! FREE SHOWTIME+STARZ (3 mo)! FREE HD/DVR upgrade! Ends 7/14/10. New Customers Only, Qual. Pkgs. From $29.99/mo. DirectStarTV 1-888-650-7714 (AAN CAN)

Quality Fine Art Prints

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! 888-860-2426 (AAN CAN)

Ath: 54 Mulberry Lane, 5/1-2, 11-5 Household items, also import store closing. Good quality $1 items. Pashminas, sarongs, clothes, etc. No furn.

245 Miscellaneous

Impressionist Art.

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)

ART Dialogues Docents volunteers Bilingual Counselors

Mountain View, 2511 Mardell Way, May 1 & 2, 8-3 Garage Sale: Furniture, parrot cage, jewelry, exercise equipment, silk flowers, & more.

MV: Citywide Garage Sale May 1 at Homes (8-2 pm) Search online at Get maps at City Hall April 30

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

Mountain View, 22395 Diericx Court, May 1, 8am - 2pm Multi-family garage sale! Furniture, clothing, sports items,household items and much more!

Free Internet for a 1 time charg - $499

230 Freebies FREE Firewood & Mulch - FREE

New Board Game - MOBopoly - $35 new medical walker - $20. NEW! BMW 335i Cabrio Toy Car - $600 Reactive Mind? - Audio Book - $35 Relaxor Light Therapy - $5.00 road to freedom â õ - $20 Scientology DVD - $20 Scotts Hand Mower - $30 Sears High Wheel Mower - $75 Stetson Western Hats - $35.00 Telephoto Camera Case - $25.00

Girls Middle School jacket - FREE SCIENTOMETRICâ„¢ TESTING - FREE White shelving - FREE Wood - FREE

235 Wanted to Buy Antique dolls mexican planter bowls wanted Wanted: queensize bedframe

240 Furnishings/ Household items 2 Italian Marble Lvg Rm Tables - $299 Anderson Windows - $400. Dbl Bed with Trundle pine - $500 Dining room table wanted - $50 Food Processor, Sunbeam - $10 Kenmore Gas Stove & more White stove in great shape $200. Microwave hood $50. 2007 Kenmore dish washer $400. 650-444-8147. Kitchenaid Refrigerator 19 cu ft., black with top freezer & ice maker, beautiful 4 months new. $585 / 650-325-8521 Moving-Good Deals - great pric Patio heaters - 3 Bernzomatic free-standing copper propane patio heaters. Only used twice. Two are in perfect condition, one needs slight repair to gas line. Queen Headboard, footboard - $275

Tractor 2002 John Deere 5205, Diesel, 4WD, Low hours, Loader and Mower, fast sale asking $4500, mail me wo1v1at@msn. com / 3103474287 Typewriter, IBM Selectric - $85.00 Western Boots - $55-$100

250 Musical Instruments Piano-Baldwin Excel Tone - 2,250.00

260 Sports & Exercise Equipment Ab Lounge Sport - $35 Brunswick Billard Piano - Best Offer German Hiking Boots (Men) - $45.00 OBO Locker Bag - Ogio - $45.00 OBO

Kid’s Stuff

ROOMBA robot 550 - $250

330 Child Care Offered

Velux 14 inch rigid extension - $35 each

After School Care/Driver Avail

Rocking chair - $50

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Child Care opening in San Carlos Debbie’s Family Day Care - RWC Energetic nanny seek nice family EXCELLENT BABYSITTER AVAILABLE!



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Great Nanny Available! Great, FUN, Loving NANNY Need a babysitter? Need a babysitter? - $10-$12 Top Nanny for Hire Excel. refs. 650/233-9778 Trustline Nanny fun, Loving Venus’s Little Stars(ECE Degree) Wonderful nanny for summer Loving,reliable nanny from June til August. Edith 650-520-1615.

340 Child Care Wanted

440 Massage Therapy Thai Massage: $59 for 1 hr Call Chan at 408-368-3156 for appt. Spoil Me Spa, 2290 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View Therapeutic (Thai Male) Thai Massage(by male). Mountain View / 650-580-0041

455 Personal Training Personal Training at your house!

Babysitter/mother’s helper

488 Spa Services

Seeking Afternoon Nanny

Mobile Spray Tanning - GLOW GIRL

Seeking FT nanny summer driver

345 Tutoring/ Lessons At-home ART classes for children 6-12 yrs. I will teach your child to draw in your own home on a once a week basis. Excel. refs. Reasonable rates. Contact Peter at 650-330-1867 evenings. 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 Stanford-Educated Expert Tutors Summer HS Math & Spanish - $495 & less p/class The Reading Clinic Proven results for 13yrs (800)790-5302 Tutor/Mentor Needed 6th Grader

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

355 Items for Sale 24 Months BOY fall/winter/spring baby stuff at home or grandmas Boy 24 months summer clothes Boys VHS videos 2-8 years Firetruck Funrise Games, cheap Girl clothes 3mon-3 years High End BRIO Sit-Stroller New Board Game - MOBopoly Stuffed animals bag full Tub to bath seat The First Year

415 Classes

Jobs 500 Help Wanted Environmental Programs Manager Salary: $6,991-$8,431 monthly Excellent benefits package The City of Menlo Park is seeking an Environmental Programs Manager with excellent technical, analytical and supervisory skills to be a part of our Public Works Team. Under the general direction of the Engineering Services Manager, the qualified candidate will manage the activities of the Environmental Programs Section of the Engineering Services Division; perform professional level program management; supervise assigned staff and complete other related assignments as required. Qualified candidates must have extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of resource protection and management programs and regulations. Minimum qualifications for this position are: Five years of progressively responsible experience in a related field, preferably in a municipal government. At least two years must have been spent in a supervisory capacity. This position requires a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, Resource Conservation, Biology, Civil Engineering or other related fields. Possession of a valid Class "C" California Driver’s License is required. Please submit a completed City application and responses to the supplemental questionnaire by 5 pm on May 10, 2010. Interviews are scheduled to take place during the week of May 17th, 2010. For a complete job description and application, go to www.menlopark. org or EOE

HOME CARE Hourly Part-time flexible Experience required Benefits & PTO OACM-650-329-1411 Line cook for Japanese Restaurant Upscale Japanese restaurant in Menlo Park seeking a full time line cook. Some experience required. Call/leave message at (650) 595-2521 after 10 a.m. with your name and phone number.

550 Business Opportunities Easy Weight® Training Classes

425 Health Services FDA Approved Medical Medical Vacuum Pumps. Viagra, Testosterone, Cialis. Free Brochures. (619) 294-7777. (Cal-SCAN) Type 2 Diabetes Drug If you used Type 2 Diabetes Drug AVANDIA and SUFFERED a STROKE or HEART ATTACK. You may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727. (Cal-SCAN)

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) ALL CASH VENDING! Be the boss of your own local route with 25 new machines and candy for $9,995. Call today! 1-888-611-9739. Multivend, LLC. (AAN CAN) Warning! Do not start a home/new business opportunity until you listen to this prerecorded message: 1-800-714-9540. (24/7) (Cal-SCAN) $100 Cash In Your Mailbox Daily Rush $2.00 for complete plan plus other money-making plans. Home Income Reports, 4216 Schenck Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45236



GREEN TECHNOLOGY Online, at Home Business. @ www. or Call 650-793-5119.

560 Employment Information $$$HELP WANTED$$$ Extra Income! Assembling CD cases from Home! No Experience Necessary! Call our Live Operators Now! 1-800-405-7619 EXT 2450 http://www. (AAN CAN) Able to Travel Hiring 8 people. No experience necessary. Transportation and lodging furnished. Paid training. Work and travel entire USA. Start today. Call 1-208-591-0813 (Cal-SCAN) Bartenders in demand No experience necessary. Meet new people, take home cash tips. Up to $200 per shift. Training, placement and certification provided. Call (877) 435-2230 (AAN CAN) Class A Team Drivers w/Hazmat for SLT. $2,000 Bonus. Split $0.68 for all miles. Regional contractor positions available. 1-800-835-9471. (Cal-SCAN) Computer Work Work from anywhere 24/7. Up to $1,500 Part Time to $7,500/mo. Full Time. Training provided. or call 1-800-330-8446. (Cal-SCAN) Construction Skills? Secure jobs w/paid training. Great salary, medical / dental and $ for school. HS grads ages 17-34. Call Mon-Fri 1-800-345-6289. (Cal-SCAN) Driver - Company Experienced OTR Drivers and Teams. Consistent Miles, Excellent Health Benefits, 6 mo. OTR experience and current CDL. 888-463-3962. www. eoe m/f/h/v. (Cal-SCAN) Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! Get paid to train in the California Army National Guard. Up to 100% tuition assistance. Part-time work. Fulltime benefits. May qualify for bonus. or 1-800-GO-GUARD. (Cal-SCAN)

Business Services 605 Antiques & Art Restoration Antique Clock Councelor Acquisition, Evaluation, Conservation & Repair. 650-906-5275.

620 Domestic Help Offered

THE PENINSULA’S FREE CLASSIFIEDS WEBSITE TO RESPOND TO ADS WITHOUT PHONE NUMBERS GO TO WWW.FOGSTER.COM 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

Asuncion Yanet House Cleaning • Houses • Apartments • Offices Reasonable Rates-Free Estimates 15 Years Experience (Mon-Sat)

650-906-7712 or 650-630-3279


HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE Offices • Banks • Restaurants Homes • Ironing • Laundry

24 Years of Experience Good References • Free Estimates Lic #41703

Barbara Milagros C: 650-771-0453 O: 650-299-9629 Frida’s Cleaning Service Housecleaning Available 18 years exp. Excellent refs. Good rates, own car. Maria, (650)679-1675 or (650)207-4609 (cell) 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 Nena & Ney House Cleaning Detail Oriented, 15 yrs. exp. and baby sitting available. CDL, good refs. 650851-7603 or cell# 650-465-2187

Orkopina Housecleaning

624 Financial

“The BEST Service for You”

645 Office/Home Business Services Advertise Online In a network of 80-plus newspaper websites. Border to Border with one order! $7 cost per thousand impressions statewide. Minimum $5,000 order. Call for details: (916) 288-6010. (Cal-SCAN) Classified Advertising In 240 Cal-SCAN newspapers for the best reach, coverage, and price. 25-words $550. Reach over 6 million Californians! FREE email brochure. Call (916) 288-6019. (Cal-SCAN) Display Advertising In 140 Cal-SDAN newspapers statewide for $1,550! Reach over 3 million Californians! FREE email brochure. Call (916) 288-6019. (Cal-SCAN)

To place a Classified ad in The Mountain View Voice call 326-8216 or visit usat


Since 1985

• Complete Kitchen and Bath • Remodels • Additions • Tile & Marble • Redwood Decks 30 years experience General Contractor Lic.#644317

Call Thomas

650-533-8621 Domicile Construction, Inc.

General Contractor T 415 999-3143 650 366-8335

Need Household Help? Organizing, laundry, cleaning. Exp. Flex. schedule. 650/630-6476

Cash Now Get cash for your structured settlement or annuity payments. High payouts. Call J.G. Wentworth. 1-866-SETTLEMENT (1-866-738-8536). Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau. (Cal-SCAN)

719 Remodeling/ Additions


• General Housecleaning • Laundry, Ironing, Change Linens • Meticulous, Quality Work • Windows and Screens Cleaned • Wash Walls and Ceilings • Move In/Move Out and Remodel Clean-up

(650)962-1536- Lic. 020624 since 1990 lic #627843

730 Electrical

LANDA’S GARDENING & LANDSCAPING • Yard Maintenance • New Lawns • Clean Ups • Tree Trimming/Pruning Trimming/Pruning

(650)576-6242 Ramon LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Woodwork/Fencing, Irrigation, Aeration, Stump Grinding,Tree/ Shrub Trimming, Rototilling Clean ups, Rose/Fruit Tree Pruning. Roger:650-776-8666 Leo Garcia Landscape/ Maintenance Lawn and irrig. install, clean-ups. Res. and comml. maint. Free Est. Lic. 823699. 650/369-1477. Mario’s Gardening Maintenance, clean-ups. 650/365-6955; 995-3822


Alex Electric Lic #784136. Free Est. All electrical. Alex, (650)366-6924


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

748 Gardening/ Landscaping

fine gardening & maintenance •Residential •Commercial





Electrical Services Repair, trouble shoot, new install CA lic. 833594. 650/918-7524 angel@

Visit our website for services

Jesus Garcia Garden Service Maintenance - Sprinklers - New Fences. (650)366-4301 or (650)346-6781 ask for Jesus or Carmen

Residential & Commercial Maintenance, Fences, New Lawns, Retaining Walls, Tree removal, Concrete & More




Royal Landscape Woman owned & operated, Landscape maintenance, irrigation, new installation, renovation, cleanups & hauling 30yrs exp. CL #000000 650-280-2971 Shubha Landscape Design Landscape Contractor offering zero emissions electric battery gardening maintenance equipment with 50% reduction in noise. 408-839-8414 - 650-868-9896 925-461-2559

751 General Contracting

Brady Construction & Roofing Co.


Kitchens • Bathrooms • Room Additions • Second Stories & Home Repairs Lic#479385


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


30 Years in family

Yard clean up • New lawns Sprinklers • Tree triming & removing, including Palm • Stump Removal

650.814.1577 ☎ 650.283.7797


GENERAL BUILDING CONTRACTORS Additions • Remodels • Baths, Kitchens • New Homes • Seismic Upgrades

650-322-7930 PL/PD STATE LIC# 608358 • YARD









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Patty’s House Cleaning Service Apartments, Houses, offices. 10 years exp. Excellent Ref. Free est. Call Anytime. Lic#32563 (650)722-1043


650-482-9090 Menlo Park, CA

No phone number in the ad? GO TO

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J. L. GARDENING SERVICE • Garden & Landscape Care • Full Weekly or Bi-Weekly Service • Cleanups • Free Est. 25 Years of Exp.

650-520-9097 • 650-988-8694 www.JLGARDENING.COM

20 Years of unmatched Excellence Distinct Builders, Inc. Domicile Construction Inc.



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MARKETPLACE the printed version of

THE PENINSULAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FREE CLASSIFIEDS WEBSITE TO RESPOND TO ADS WITHOUT PHONE NUMBERS GO TO WWW.FOGSTER.COM LET BOB DO IT! Custom Lighting â&#x20AC;˘ Electrical Upgrades Kitchen & Bath Remodels Crown Molding â&#x20AC;˘ Small Job Specialist

Call Bob: (650) 868-2518 LEFT COAST BUILDERS Lic#819967 â&#x20AC;˘ CertiďŹ ed Electrician

Palo Altos # 1 REMODELER

Kitchen Cabinets

â&#x20AC;˘ Granite, Marble â&#x20AC;˘ Hardwood Floor â&#x20AC;˘ Installation Free Estimate





754 Gutters

Gutter Cleaning PRESSURE WASHING Patios â&#x20AC;˘ Decks â&#x20AC;˘ Fences

(650) 207-7452 Free Estimates Call Joe

757 Handyman/ Repairs

ABLE HANDYMAN FRED â&#x20AC;˘ Complete Home Repairs â&#x20AC;˘ Maintenance â&#x20AC;˘ Remodeling â&#x20AC;˘ Professional Painting â&#x20AC;˘ Carpentry â&#x20AC;˘ Plumbing â&#x20AC;˘ Electrical â&#x20AC;˘ Custom Cabinet Design â&#x20AC;˘ Decks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 30 Years Experience â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 650.529.1662 â&#x20AC;˘ 483.4227


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Edâ&#x20AC;? MAN

767 Movers Armandos Moving Homes, Apartments, Storage. Full Service moves. Serving the Bay Area for 20 yrs. Licensed & Insured. Armando, 650-630-0424. CAL-T190632



MP: 1BR/1BA Studio Single person, small study, big closet. Free TV & utilities. Light kitchen, parking, washer/dryer, furnished or unfurnished. $1100/mo 650-417-5959 call after 6pm PA: 2BR/1BA From $1325 mo. Upstairs. Bike to Stanford. Year lease. N/P. Avail. now. 650/493-9576


Palo Alto, 2 BR/2 BA - $2300/mth

Bed & Breakfast B&B Hotel

Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $3800

Northstar Tahoe

771 Painting/ Wallpaper FARIAS PAINTING Interior/Exterior. Avail. 24/7. 25 Yrs. c.(650)248-6911

San Carlos, 2 BR/2 BA - $1,700,00 San Carlos, 2 BR/2 BA Walk/Shops/Trans.No/smk/pets, Quiet,$1700.(650)598-7047 Sunnyvale, 1 BR/1 BA - $1250

Gary Rossi PAINTING Free 2 gal. paint. Water damage repair, wallpaper removal. Bonded. Lic #559953. 650/345-4245

Sunnyvale, 1 BR/1 BA - $1,350/Mo

Glen Hodges Painting Senior Discount. Quality work. 35+ years exp. Lic. #351738 Payment plan avail. 650/322-8325

PA: 1BR/1BA College Terrace. Rstrd 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Duplex. Hdwd flrs, pvt. lndry, NS, NP $1650/mo 650-322-0133

STYLE PAINTING Commâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

Sunnyvale, 2 BR/1.5 BA - $1,595/mo

803 Duplex

805 Homes for Rent ALL AREAS - HOUSES FOR RENT Browse thousands of rental listings with photos and maps. Advertise your rental home for FREE! Visit: http://www. (AAN CAN) East Palo Alto, 3 BR/1.5 BA - $2,000/mo. Menlo Park , 2 BR/2 BA - $2500.00/m Mountain View, 4 BR/2.5 BA - $3,300/mo.

775 Asphalt/ Concrete

Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA - $2,900 Palo Alto, 2 BR/2 BA - $2300/mth

Repairs â&#x20AC;˘ Maintenance â&#x20AC;˘ Plumbing Electrical â&#x20AC;˘ Carpentry â&#x20AC;˘ Garbage Runs Fences â&#x20AC;˘ Clean up â&#x20AC;˘ Senior Discount

779 Organizing Services

Lic.# 468963

Since 1976

Bonded & Insured


Helping Hands Handyman Service * Honey-Do List Specialist * Rental Repairs * Problem Solver * Local Refs * Call Vicki, 650/465-9529 * Jeffs Handyman and Repair Free est. 10% SENIOR Discount. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Job Too Small.â&#x20AC;? Call Jeff, (650)714-2563 Simonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Handyman Service Kitchen and Bath Remodeling. For All Your Repair Needs. Plumbing, Finish Carpentry and More. Licensed. 650/270-7726

759 Hauling A


70% Recycled

LARGE TRUCKS Dump Runs â&#x20AC;˘ Trees LARGE/small JOBS Free Estimate Insured

650-327-HAUL cell: 415-999-0594


HAULING â&#x153;Ž

Frankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hauling Commercial, Residential, Garage, Basement & Yard. Clean-up. Fair prices. 650/361-8773 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 Junk Hauling Service Yard clean-up & Maintenance service. Large & small jobs. 650-771-0213

3 bed, 2 bath short term rental Beach House on the Water Monterey Dunes 3Br,3Ba,nosmk/ p,$600.650-598-7047


840 Vacation Rentals/Time Shares

Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $1695/mo

PV: 3BR/3BA Furnished, incredible views, hot tub. Move-in date mid May-June 1st. $4500/ mo 650-530-2100

ED RODRIGUEZ (650)465-9163 â&#x20AC;˘ (650)570-5274

Sunnyvale, 4 BR/2 BA - $548,000


Roe General Engineering Concrete, asphalt, sealing, pavers, new construct, repairs. 30 yrs exp. No job too small. Lic #663703 * 650/814-5572


Redwood Shores, 2 BR/2 BA - $599,950

Serving the Peninsula since 1975/Owner-Operated!

Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $3300

22 years serving your area

Redwood City: Emerald Hills, 5+ BR/4+ BA - $2599500

Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $1350/mo

Mr. Low Price Driveways, patios, pavers, stamp, brick, block, all stone, retaining walls. Lic. #875321. Insured. Free est. 650/630-2866

Electrical â&#x20AC;˘ Plumbing â&#x20AC;˘ Painting Carpentry â&#x20AC;˘ Tile â&#x20AC;˘ Wallpapering

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

787 Pressure Washing Pressure Washing Decks * Patios * Driveways Becky, 650/493-7060

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

795 Tree Care Ozzieâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s Crown Reduction Thinning TREE &Tree Removal Service & Stump Grinding Owner, Operated & Supervised 25 years experience

650.368.8065 â&#x20AC;˘ 650.704.5588 Work done to I.S.A. Standards-Licensed & Insured

Real Estate 801 Apartments/ Condos/Studios Atherton, Studio - $1395 Menlo Park, 1 BR/1 BA - $1350/mo Menlo Park, 1 BR/1 BA - $1250/mo Menlo Park, Studio - $950 Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1125 Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - 1075.00 Mountain View, 2 BR/1 BA - $1395/mo.


Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $5300 Palo Alto, 3 BR/2.5 BA - $2550/mont Palo Alto, 4 BR/2 BA - $3400 mon

Woodside, 1 BR/1 BA - $2750

809 Shared Housing/ Rooms ALL AREAS - ROOMMATES.COM Browse hundreds of online listings with photos and maps. Find your roommate with a click of the mouse! Visit: http:// (AAN CAN) Bright Room in large house near Stanford. All privileges. $735/mo 650-321-9394 PA: Furn. Room Midtown quiet house. Shared bath with one. Light kitchen privleges, laundry, parking, including utilities. $650/m 650-326-3424 Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA - $740.00 Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA - $985.00/m

810 Cottages for Rent Los Altos Hills, 1 BR/1 BA - $1850.00 Menlo Park, Studio - $1600/mont Woodside, Studio - $975/month

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