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Attendees use umbrellas to stay dry at the ground breaking of the new Day Worker Center renovation Tuesday.

A new era dawns for Day Worker Center By Daniel DeBolt


he rain coming through the roof didn’t seem to dampen anyone’s spirits as the Day Worker Center of Mountain View entered a new era Tuesday afternoon with a groundbreaking ceremony for its first permanent home. The once abandoned cinder block building at 113 Escuela Avenue might need a new roof and some windows before it can function as a Day Worker Center, but that didn’t stop it from being filled Tuesday, May 25, with community leaders, day workers, volunteers and neighbors. People walked around puddles on the concrete floor and huddled under umbrellas as rain drifted down. “We figured you’d feel bad for us and donate” money towards the renovation, joked pastor Bob Moran. He and several other community leaders spoke to the large crowd inside the center before the shovels came out for the ceremonial


photo-op outside. The center still needs to raise about $150,000 to have everything it needs to open up, but building permits have been issued and construction is expect to be finished in three to four months. Another $100,000 could

The center still needs to raise about $150,000 to have everything it needs to open up. provide quite a few “nice to haves,” said Dave Luedtke, who designed and managed most of the project. Like many others who worked on the project, including some college students who designed the interior layout, Luedtke worked for free. Normally he would have charged about $70,000 for such

a project, he said. “The goal is to get a permanent place and a roof over our head, the rest is luxury,” Luedtke said. Despite the donated help, the project still has an overall budget of $940,000, $360,000 of which went towards purchasing the building in 2008. The renovation itself will cost only $360,000, but a long list of permit fees, a $25,000 traffic study and other expenses added up for the rest. The center, has been housed in various churches since it started in 1996, is used by 100 laborers everyday who hope to be matched up with employers, who are usually homeowners or contractors who need help with landscaping or construction projects among other things. It is an alternative to waiting on the street for employers who may or may not pay a decent wage, though some day workers still congregate at the corner of San See DAY WORKER, page 6


n Tuesday, the Mountain View City Council decided that Santa Clara County needs to maintain its Caltrain funding, but not without making San Mateo and San Francisco counties pay for cutting back their support. Riders in those counties should face decreased train service and higher fares, council members said. Caltrain announced April 1 that it may have to cut train service in half to stay afloat because of declining revenue from various sources. “This is not an April fool’s joke. This is real. We’re at a watershed moment where there’s a possibility this railroad could go away,” Caltrain CEO Mike Scanlon told his board of directors. About 40 percent of Caltrain’s $100 million budget comes from transportation agencies in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. SamTrans in San Mateo County has announced that it will be cutting its share by 35 percent. If the other counties follow suit, it would result in $14 million reduction to the Caltrain budget. That, along with declining state funding and fare revenue, would result in major cuts to evening, midday and weekend train service, reported Margaret Abe-Koga, a VTA board member and Mountain View City Council member. Mountain View’s downtown train station is the second most used on the Caltrain line, and on Tuesday, the council felt it was important to weigh in on how the languishing train service is funded. Mayor Ronit Bryant said, “Letting Caltrain be dismantled is a truly shocking idea.” “It probably benefits Santa Clara County the most,” said Council member Mike Kasperzak of Cal-

train. “We may well have the most to lose.” Mayor Ronit Bryant said that the city would be writing a letter to the VTA in support of maintaining the agency’s current Caltrain funding, but would make clear that there should be some consequences for the two counties to the north for reducing their contributions. Those consequences include reducing service to underused stations in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties and creating what Kasperzak called “fare differentials” — higher prices See CALTRAIN, page 8

Police give up pay raises By Daniel DeBolt


ith just a few weeks left to patch a $4.3 million general fund deficit, the city’s police have agreed to go without regular pay raises next year. Unfortunately the agreement with police does little to lower this year’s projected $4.3 million budget deficit for the fiscal year beginning July 1, because city officials had been assuming police would go without raises after their contract expired in June. Police agreed to extend their current contract another year without the annual raise, called a cost of living adjustment. Over the last two years, police have received the raise, which is worth 3.2 percent of their salaries. That would cost the city about $560,000 to do again this year, See POLICE, page 6

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VTA inches toward faster Mountain View light rail service By Daniel DeBolt


A view of a possible aerial train platform from the 100 block of Castro Street.

City digs the trench solution OTHER HIGH-SPEED RAIL OPTIONS RISK BLIGHT, COUNCIL SAYS By Daniel DeBolt


f 125-mile-per-hour electric trains are going to whoosh through town as planned by the California High Speed Rail Authority, the City Council wants to put most of Mountain View’s Caltrain corridor in a partially covered trench, members said Tuesday. Helping to inform council members’ opinions were a slew of new images showing what a trench would look like from street level at two key rail crossings — Castro Street and Rengstorff Avenue. With two additional tracks, the train corridor could remain at ground level with streets running underneath or be raised by

27 feet on a 90-foot-wide aerial platform that’s much wider at the downtown station — neither of which council members find to be visually pleasing. “I can’t see anything but an immense risk of blight which will have an impact on downtown business,” said Mayor Ronit Bryant. With an aerial structure, “housing values will go down. People will suddenly be facing an elevated structure with trains on it 24/7.” With overhead electrical poles 52 feet above the ground, so far it appears that the option of running an aerial platform through town is the least favorite among Mountain View’s residents, and council members agreed.

Some residents would prefer to close Castro Street and make it a pedestrian mall to allow the tracks to remain at grade level. “I think we really do need to fortify support for the trench and dissuade the aerial” platform, said council member Mike Kasperzak. “How it looks and what it does to San Antonio and Shoreline overcrossings — it just messes up too many things.” One resident said that if the aerial platform were to be built, “We should go ahead and change the name of the city. Instead of Mountain View it should be High Speed Rail View.” Another balked at the idea of having heavy trains See HSR, page 7



he large, run-down apartment complex at 291 Evandale Ave. may no longer be a headache for neighbors thanks to a City Councilapproved plan. San Francisco’s Bay West Realty Capital, LLC has purchased the apartment complex, which was once home to over 200 people. Their plans to extensively renovate the exist-

ing buildings were unanimously approved by the council on May 11. “This corner will suddenly be an attractive corner,” said Mayor Ronit Bryant. “It will be possible to walk by without getting heartburn.” Neighbors say crime has declined significantly in the neighborhood ever since the 64-unit “Summerhill” apartment complex became vacant several years ago. Rents were

among the lowest in the city, and code inspectors found mold, broken staircase railings and rodent infestation, among other problems. The previous owner, Sal Teresi, was able to get council approval to build 144 condos on the site in 2007, but apparently could not get funding for the project, which left the 16 buildings vacant. Bay West Realty plans to make numerous improvements to the

aking light rail from Mountain View to San Jose could be much faster under plans in the works at the Valley Transportation Authority. On May 6, the VTA board of directors approved a set of short- and long-term plans to increase the county’s light rail ridership by 10,000 riders by 2018. The system, which reaches deep into east and south San Jose, currently has 35,000 daily riders. In Mountain View, a $28 million double-track extension would replace the single track into downtown Mountain View from Whisman station, allowing express train service into downtown that would skip unpopular stops, making trips 20 to 30 percent faster. Light rail trains would run every seven minutes under the plan, instead of every 15 minutes. City council member Margaret Abe-Koga, who also happens to sit on the VTA board of directors, said it currently takes her 34 minutes to ride light rail from downtown Mountain View to the Fair Oaks stop in San Jose. But under the plan, that trip time could be cut down by 30 percent. “The time becomes comparable to driving, especially in rush hour traffic,” Abe-Koga said. However it is uncertain when

buildings, including installing new dry wall, dual-pane windows, new cabinets and fixtures, and drought-tolerant landscaping. The pool will be filled in and replaced with new recreation facilities, including an outdoor kitchen and a bocce ball court. After meeting with Bay West Realty about the plans, neighbors said they were pleased. Nearby residents had opposed a previous plan to renovate the complex for affordable housing. After that plan failed, Teresi tried to quickly renovate and rent out the buildings, which the city stopped after discov-

the improvements in Mountain View would happen. The VTA hasn’t really even begun the engineering for the Mountain View double tracking, calling it a long-term plan. It is one of many light rail improvements on a wish list that totals $250 million. But Abe-Koga has asked VTA staff to consider a more practical “mid-term” solution. Express service could connect just north of downtown at Whisman station, she says, which would not require double tracking into downtown. Under current plans, VTA transit manager Kevin Connolly told the City Council Tuesday that express trains leaving downtown would stop only at Lockheed Martin before reaching the Old Ironsides station in Santa Clara. He said the VTA will be studying Abe-Koga’s request for a mid-term solution. The operating costs for light rail are expected to increase by $3 million in the next few years and will eventually add $6 million to the current $38 million operating budget. The changes are being proposed after a VTA study found that Santa Clara County’s light rail system lags behind many similar systems in the United States in terms of ridership, Connolly said. V

E-mail Daniel DeBolt at ering that the work was being done without permits. When Teresi sold the property to Bay West Realty, the neighbors were relieved. After all the trouble, neighbor Gary Rosen said of the new plan, “I think we’ve come up with a good solution.” Wagon Wheel Neighborhood Association president Lisa Matichak also expressed support for the project “We really like what we’ve heard from Bay West,” Matichak said. “We encourage the City Council to approve their plans and we welcome our new neighbors.” V




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said assistant city manager Nadine Levin. If the city’s three other unions follow the example of police and forgo the cost of living increases, the city would save another $1.46 million, Levin said. Last year, all city employees except department heads received raises worth $2.7 million, including cost of living adjustments, merit pay for good performance and “step� increases in pay based on years worked. So far, the agreement with police


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Antonio Road and El Camino Real. Dozens of volunteers have found meaningful work at the center itself, teaching English or serving lunch, for example. The center’s current temporary home is at the Trinity United Methodist Church at the intersection of Hope and Mercy streets downtown. Finding a permanent location is a relief for those involved with the center. The center “has

appears to be the biggest concession to come from one of the city’s four unions in talks to reduce the growth of employee compensation costs. On May 4, John Miguel, president of the firefighters association, said his union was not considering a complete elimination of pay raises, but a reduction worth $1 million in savings to the city over the next two years. He said he hoped to prevent cuts to city services and employee layoffs. Since their contracts are not expiring, the city’s other three unions, including the Eagles and the SEIU, are being asked to make concessions that are

purely voluntary. “We are still in conversation with all groups in how we can achieve that $1 million,� Levin said. As part of a “three-pronged approach� to fixing the $4.3 million deficit, the city is hoping to get $1 million in savings by reducing the growth of employee compensation costs, $1.2 million from service fee hikes and $2 million from other budget cuts. On June 8 the City Council will be presented with the best plan possible for employee salary savings that is acceptable to the city manager’s office and union leaders.

always been unwanted, wherever they’ve been� said former mayor and state assembly member Sally Lieber last year. Neighbors of the center’s new location had threatened a lawsuit and signed a petition opposing it, claiming the center would increase crime, traffic and parking problems, and reduce property values in the neighborhood. The City Council approved the plan unanimously, however. Some neighbors who opposed the center have since become more supportive, says director Maria Marroquin, and some were seen mingling among the crowd at the

groundbreaking. Other cities are supportive of the center as well. The City of Palo Alto recently gave $63,000 towards the project and before that, Los Altos gave $75,000 and Los Alto Hills, $25,000. For its part, Mountain View is allowing the center to use a small piece of city-owned land next to the building for a parking lot rent-free for 40 years. You might have heard the saying, “it takes a village to raise a child,� but “to raise a community center it takes more than a village,� said David’s wife, Cindy Luedtke, who has been instrumental in fundraising for the project.




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ley, was hired in 2002 to be the then-startup company’s director of operations and engineering. He was fired one year and 10 months later when a lesser position he had been transferred to was terminated. Google contends he was fired because the company wasn’t satisfied with his performance and not for reasons to do with age. The seven justices of the state high court won’t be deciding whether Reid was in fact discriminated against, only whether he can have a trial on his lawsuit in Santa Clara County Superior Court. A trial judge dismissed the lawsuit, but the state Court of Appeal

in San Jose reinstated it, and Google has appealed that ruling to the state Supreme Court. The court will have three months to issue a decision after Wednesday’s hour-long hearing. A key issue in the case is whether judges and juries should be allowed to consider so-called “stray remarks.” Google claims the alleged comments by Reid’s supervisor and co-workers are not relevant to the case because they were either not based on age or were not made by people with decision-making authority over his employment. —Bay City News Service

Local third-grader is finalist in Google doodling competition By Katia Savchuk

national winner after an expert panel picked 40 regional finalf you checked Google’s ists and held an online public homepage on Wednesvote to narrow it down to day, and instead of the four. company’s trademark logo, The creations of all 40 you would have seen a crefinalists will be part of an ative design from third-grader exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Mackenzie Melton, the winner Cooper-Hewitt National of this year’s Doodle 4 Google Design Museum in New competition. York. Mackenzie, the winner, About 33,000 students received a $15,000 college across the country submitted Anna Yu of Palo Alto, is a finalist with her scholarship, a $25,000 techcreative adaptations of the Google logo doodle. nology grant for her school Google logo in hopes of winand a laptop. She is a student ning the annual contest and a Wingfield, who encouraged at El Dorado Springs in Missouri. local third-grader was one of the students to enter the contest, said “We’re really encouraging kids to finalists. she was not in it for the prizes. think big and dream big,” Google This year’s theme is “If I Could Eight-year-old Anna, whom representative Anne Espiritu said. Do Anything, I Would...” and if Wingfield described as “spirited, “Those kinds of thoughts turn Palo Alto third-grader Anna Yu very bright, (and) kind,” may have into big innovations. As you know, could do anything, she would picked up some of her environ- Google started as just a small idea, save polar bears. Anna, one of the mentalist zeal in the classroom. and we’ve come a long way.” two state finalists for California, “We put a huge emphasis on The Doodle 4 Google contest drew a doodle of a girl holding an taking care of the environment is Germick’s favorite time of the umbrella over three polar bears and trying to give children the year — although he jokes that it crouched on icy letters. A student opportunity to learn what they threatens his job. at Hoover Elementary School, can do,” Wingfield said. “A big challenge for me as an Anna was one of 400 state finalists Both Anna and San Ramon adult making art is to get back in selected by Google employees. resident Eric Li, California’s other the mindset of being a kid,” he “There is too much sun shining state finalist in the grade K-3 age said. “It reminds me of what’s on the ice for the polar bears and group, take extracurricular draw- important in the creative process now they are dying,” she wrote to ing classes with the same teacher. and, in a lot of ways, what’s imporher teacher, Polly Wingfield. Google executives chose the tant about life.”

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who usually oppose government subsidies. “There are thousands of people on a train everyday and we can’t figure out how to make it work?” Means said. “I am not going to support just throwing more money at this.” But Caltrain’s financial problems may not be unique. There is no train service in the country that breaks even or turns a profit, said Jim Lawson, a Milpitas City Council member and VTA staff liaison. SamTrans had originally proposed cutting its contribution by 70 percent, Lawson said, which

“came as a great surprise to a lot of people and caused a great deal of consternation.” Lawson said San Francisco’s Municipal Transit Agency has also considered cutting its contribution by 70 percent. There seems to be growing support for handing responsibility for the train service back to the state, Lawson said. There has also been talk of asking voters to approve a parcel tax to fund Caltrain. Caltrain director Scanlon, who also runs SamTrans, has said he would like SamTrans to get out of the train business. V


Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property values plummet MOUNTAIN VIEW SCHOOLS WONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T BE HARMED BY REVENUE DROP, OFFICIALS SAY By Martin Sanchez


roperty values in Santa Clara have dropped for the upcoming year, but Mountain View schools avoided the loss of property taxes due to fortuitous budget circumstances, school district officials said. The board of assessors announced May 20 that the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s properties had decreased an overall $21.4 billion in value for the upcoming 2010-2011 fiscal year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; an unprecedented decline that could lead to a significant drop in property tax revenues for the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s school districts, County Assessor Larry Stone said. The Mountain View-Los Altos High School District has estimated a half-percent drop in property tax revenue â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or

roughly $200,000 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for the upcoming fiscal year, according to associate superintendent Joe White. But a budget surplus stemming from money set aside for past property value appeals will likely offset much of the damage, he said. Each year, property owners can appeal to lower their property values when assessments are released. Successful appeals will reduce a districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property tax revenues in the year that they are completed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Appeals go on their own track. You have appeals that go two or three years. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s complicated,â&#x20AC;? assessorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office representative David Ginsborg said. Local districts meet with the assessorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office throughout the year to discuss the poten-

tial effects of appeals that year, White said. The district set aside $50 million to cover the projected appeals for the current 200910 fiscal year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; essentially planning its budget with the assumption that total property values would drop by that amount, White said. However, the yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reductions were only $30 million, giving the district more property tax income than expected for the current fiscal year. White has not yet updated next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget to account for this change but expects the surprise surplus to prevent the need for any major cuts, he said. Mountain View Whisman also got an unexpected boost in the current fiscal year. District CFO

Craig Goldman estimated that next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property assessment reductions would rob the district of .76 percent of its income tax revenue. However, its 2009-10 property taxes yielded roughly .9 percent more money than expected â&#x20AC;&#x201D; roughly $222,000, Goldman said. Goldman expects this money to make up for next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s revenue drop, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because it hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been a very significant amount of money, we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t looked too deeply into the causes. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just grateful,â&#x20AC;? he said of the surprise surplus.

Still, next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property values are noticeably lower than the district expected, Goldman said. Properties in Mountain View lost an overall $501 million in value, the assessorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am a taxpayer concerned about the public schools and other public services funded by property taxes. But as the assessor, we must respond to the serious decline in real property values. The last 36 months is by far the worst economy Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve experienced in 45 years, since I left graduate school for Wall Street,â&#x20AC;? Stone said in a press release. V

Los Altos district schools get a break PARENTS STEP UP, DONATE $2.35 MILLION TO SAVE PROGRAMS By Emily Hamilton


fter a streak of recessioninduced budget cuts, Los Altos schools received a boost Monday when the Los Altos Education Foundation announced a record $2.35 million grant for the 2010-11 school year. The proposed grant, up $540,000 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or 30 percent â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from last year, will come from increased parent donations. The foundation increased its suggested per student donation from $800 to $1,000, the first change in four years. The grant, along with the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s revised budget, will restore 14 K-6 teaching positions that had been pink-slipped, said foundation executive director Shobana Gubbi. The additional funds will also allow libraries to remain open five days a week instead of the proposed three, as well as preserving

some junior high elective sections that had been slated for cutting. Another major benefit of the grant will be smaller class sizes. Gubbi said that the new funding plan brings the projected average class size down to 21 from 25 for grades K-3. After operating with larger class sizes for a year, the LAEF board hopes this grant will be the first step in making a permanent change. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The LAEF board believes it is important for us to do all we can to hold the line at this level for our children until we can pass the parcel tax as a community,â&#x20AC;? said foundation vice president Kristine Bardman. Gubbi said the grant will make up 6 percent of the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s total revenues for the 2010-11 year. But while the benefits will be significant for students and teachers in the short term, incoming district

superintendent Jeff Baier said that more needs to be done. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beyond next year, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re facing a $3 million deficit, which is why we need the community to approve an increased parcel tax,â&#x20AC;? Baier said. Due to cuts in state funding, the district now receives 90 percent of its funding from local sources, said Margot Harrigan, president of the board of trustees. Until a parcel tax is passed, parents play a crucial role in maintaining the quality of Los Altos public education, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;LAEF helps keep us connected to our parents,â&#x20AC;? Baier said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The foundation empowers parents to advocate for a superior education for their children and gives them a way to pay for it. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our way of investing in what we value as a community â&#x20AC;&#x201D; excellence in education.â&#x20AC;? V


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Craig Goldman in the spotlight

Local volunteer honored for helping injured veterans By Emily Hamilton


om Garofano, a 40-year Mountain View resident, was honored this week by the Paralyzed Veterans of America for his â&#x20AC;&#x153;longstanding commitment and dedication to the health and well-being of all veterans,â&#x20AC;? as his award reads. Garofano, 87, is co-chairman of the Palo Alto Elks Lodge Veterans Service Committee. The committee works with recreation therapists at the VA hospital to hold barbeques, monthly bingo games and holiday gift drives for paralyzed vets. The volunteers primarily work with patients who have spinal and brain injuries, Garofano said. In his seven years as co-chairman of the committee, the veterans have organized 70 bingo events, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most people think of veterans at Memorial Day, Veterans Day or Christmas, but the veterans are there all the time,â&#x20AC;? Garofano said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We like to work with them all the time, not just on holidays.â&#x20AC;?

As a World War II Marine Corps veteran himself, Garofano said he recognizes the importance of working with injured vets. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They need to know that people are thinking about them and the service theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done for their country,â&#x20AC;? he said. Garofano said he first started volunteering by driving a shuttle for the VA hospital. Though he appreicates the award, he said he would be doing the work regardless. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We mostly do it because we enjoy working with the veterans,â&#x20AC;? Garofano said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to have someone officially recognize you.â&#x20AC;? Garofano and his co-chairman, Los Altos resident Loren Dowell, received their awards at a banquet in Santa Clara. Garofano says he plans to continue serving veterans for as long as he is able to. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have to be careful how I spend my time, but I can always take time off to spend time with veterans,â&#x20AC;? he said. V



raig Goldman, the new superintendent of Mountain Viewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elementary and middle schools, said he wants to build on the goals and accomplishments of his predecessors. In an interview with the Voice, Goldman said he would not change the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basic goals or educational philosophy, which he described as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a standards-based approach that also accounts for the whole child.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see my job in terms of reforming the path that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been on,â&#x20AC;? he said. He said in recent years the district has made changes in its educational strategies and teacher training methods to better address the needs of its Latino and African American students, as well as those who are socioeconomically disadvantaged. The changes have been successful, he said, but the standardized test results still show an â&#x20AC;&#x153;achievement gapâ&#x20AC;? between those students and other groups. In the most recent Academic Performance Index report, which rates schools based on test results, the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Latino students scored 719 points out of 1,000 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; almost 100 points behind the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overall score of 817. Socio-economically-disadvantaged students, meanwhile, scored 722. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not satisfied with the pace that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been on, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to ramp up our efforts in the coming years,â&#x20AC;? Goldman said.

Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s troubled countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of Educafinancial climate will tion. continue to create The following day, the challenges for Moundistrictâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board of trusttain View Whisman ees confirmed Goldman schools, he said, identiin a closed session and fying special education approved his contract at a and health benefits as regular meeting one week particularly conten- Craig Goldman later. tious areas. Palmer identified Goldâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Revenues for those areas are man in the November announcegoing down, and costs continue ment as Ghyselsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; eventual to spiral up,â&#x20AC;? he said. replacement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a perception that â&#x20AC;&#x153;It seemed like a natural proCalifornia offers a free education gression, in light of what I feel is to every child. The problem is a broader interest in leadership that California doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t provide and oversight of the district,â&#x20AC;? funds for a quality education Goldman said. (for) every child,â&#x20AC;? Goldman said. Goldman has been the disâ&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to take an approach trictâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CFO for the past three of balancing various important years. Before that, he was the interests to ensure that students principal of Huff Elementary get a quality education and we School for nine years and taught remain fiscally solvent,â&#x20AC;? he said. the fifth grade for eight years in Goldman in March surprised Burlingame. city officials by saying school Education is not Goldmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s districts should get more money first career â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in 1981, he received from the Regional Shoreline Park a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in human Community special tax district, biology from Stanford. He wantwhich diverts most of its property ed to become a teacher after tax revenues into its own upkeep. graduating, he said, but waves He said he has already set meet- of layoffs for California teachers ings with city officials to discuss made him unlikely to find a job. ways of changing the Shoreline He ended up studying law at communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tax structure. UCLA and working as a financial â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a great relationship lawyer for five years. After that, with the city. We do expect that he went back to school to pursue weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll continue to try to work col- his dream of being a teacher, he laboratively,â&#x20AC;? he said. said. Last November, then-school Goldman has twin daughters board president Phil Palmer who are starting high school in announced that former Super- San Mateo in August. intendent Maurice Ghysels was â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of my daily regrets is that looking for a new job. On May 12 I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have them attend MounGhysels said he would step down tain View Whisman schools,â&#x20AC;? he July 1 to take a position with the said. V

DAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office wins case against robo-call company By Sue Dremann

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Mountain View-based Internet social-networking company for small businesses will pay $900,000 in a settlement of a consumer-protection lawsuit based on not having a â&#x20AC;&#x153;live voiceâ&#x20AC;? in automated phone calls, Santa Clara County District Attorney Dolores A. Carr announced Thursday, May 20. The payment is part of a settlement between WYBS, which does business as MerchantCircle, and the District Attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office after an investigation, Carrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office said. From 2006 to 2008, MerchantCircle allegedly used improper automated telemarketing campaigns which violated Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;live voiceâ&#x20AC;? requirement for automated calls. Telemarketers in California must use an actual person to allow call recipients to â&#x20AC;&#x153;opt outâ&#x20AC;? of the message.

Some of those calls also contained unverified statements that the MerchantCircle website had reviews, ratings or video footage of the recipient business. WYBS consented to pay $700,000 in civil penalties and $50,000 in investigative costs. MerchantCircle will pay $150,000 into the Consumer Protection Trust Fund, a trust used to fund investigation and prosecution of consumerprotection law violations statewide, according to the district attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. WYBS and MerchantCircle did not admit wrongdoing, according to the settlement announcement. MerchantCircle cooperated with the investigation, has brought its telemarketing practices into compliance with California laws, and has agreed to implement additional procedures to ensure future compliance, the announcement said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These penalties should remind any business engaging in telemar-

keting in California that this state has strict laws requiring the use of an actual person to allow call recipients to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;opt outâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of the message. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These businesses are also placed on notice that any statements they make to consumers must be true and verified,â&#x20AC;? Carr said. MerchantCircle was founded in 2005 and is the largest social network of local business owners in the nation, according to its website. The online site combines socialnetworking features with customized listings that allow local merchants to attract new customers by uploading pictures, writing blogs, publicizing events, creating coupons and newsletters, and connecting with other merchants at no cost. The company also offers low-cost online marketing services. More than one million local businesses are members, according to the company website. MerchantCircle officials could not be reached for comment. V



Scenes from WilliamsBubb: At left, a fifth grader from Bubb Elementary looks out on the WilliamsBubb scene from the deck of the Ranger, a 40-foot-long ship facade. At top right, Ben Comey and Francisco Lopes watch William Lieu take instructions from soldier Brandon Castro on how to shoot a canon. Over at the Wig Shop, Miracle Jefferson gets lathered for a close “shave” by Lyana Lopez.

Kids get taste of colonial life at Bubb Elementary School By Emily Hamilton


oin the navy!” shout two boys clad in cavalier shirts and tri-cornered hats. They stand at the entrance to WilliamsBubb, a corner of Mountain View’s Bubb Elementary School that for the day has been transformed. Just for today, it’s 1775 in Colonial Williamsburg. Laughter, fake British accents and an instrumental rendition of “Hail, Hail, the Gang’s All Here” can be heard halfway across the campus. Girls wearing mob-caps rush through the town gate and find themselves

on the Castro Street of the 18th century. One can purchase a horseshoe for five schillings from the blacksmith or get a shave for one schilling at the Wig Shop. Students hammer away at the cabinet maker’s shop before heading to the general store to pick up supplies. Two rows of girls and boys, all with smiling faces, stand facing each other as they perform period dances at the center of WilliamsBubb. “They’re really excited to do this every year,” said Adria Flores, one of the fifth grade teachers who organizes the

event. “It’s such a great way to get them interested in the history.” The fifth grade class recreates WilliamsBubb each year as part of their study of colonial America. The kids research the professions of the era and choose which role they want to play. There are bakers, soldiers, even apothecaries who “leech” their patients — with black licorice leeches — to “get all the bad blood out,” one student said. They can also cure a sore throat with hyssop and honey. Students also write colonial diaries from the perspective of a person from the time. One such historical figure, poet and

former slave Phyllis Wheatley, sat at the tea shop doing needlepoint as she told her story. “I was a slave, but I was freed from my master,” the student playing Wheatley said. “People said I should be free because I’m a very good poet.” Flores said this hands-on approach helps students understand the curriculum. “They see there’s a reason to learn about the colonial history,” she said. “They really get into the mindset of the people of the time period.” WilliamsBubb has been taking place annually for about 30 years, Flores said, and each year

MV Whisman turns down Race to the Top funds FEDERAL REFORM PROGRAM WOULD COST TOO MUCH, OFFICIALS SAY By Martin Sanchez


fficials for the Mountain View Whisman school district decided that they’d rather sit out the Race to the Top. On May 20, the school board decided to not participate in California’s Race to the Top, the state-run extension of a federal education reform program that would have netted the district an estimated $200,000. Race to the Top is a U.S. Department of Education pro-

“Given the dire financial times, we didn’t want to move forward on a project that would cost us more money to implement than we would receive.” CRAIG GOLDMAN, MV WHISMAN CFO

gram that funds state efforts to reform educational standards, improve teacher training and retention programs, and create

strategies for tracking student achievement. The district worried that the funds it would receive — its own

estimates place the amount at roughly $200,000 of California’s $7 million in available funding — would not cover the cost of the program’s required changes, said Craig Goldman, the district’s chief financial officer. “Given the dire financial times, we didn’t want to move forward on a project that would cost us more money to implement than we would receive,” Goldman said. This is the second time that California has taken part in a

it keeps growing. About five years ago, a teacher built a set that looks like a 40-foot ship and it was added to the display. Costumes and sets are brought out each May for the event, which relies heavily on parent volunteers for set up and supervision. The fifth graders all say they’re having fun at WilliamsBubb. With the shooting of Redcoats, marching in regiments and enjoying root beer at the tavern, how could they not be? But not everyone is certain they would want to live in colonial America. “If we did, then we wouldn’t have electronics,” one girl said. “That would be the downside.” V

Race to the Top program. Unlike this year’s program, that first phase allowed school districts to opt out after signing up. This increased obligation also figured into the district’s decision to not sign up, Goldman said. The administrative decision was announced at the May 20 school board meeting. At the meeting, some school board members expressed dissatisfaction about not being given copies of the program outline document before a decision was required. The California Department of Education released the program requirements on May 17 and districts had until May 21 to sign up. V



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oters will consider five propositions on June 8, including two that are largely financed and promoted by special interests that would benefit greatly if they passed. The other three includes one that would close a tax loophole in Proposition 13 so that buildings undergoing seismic retrofitting for safety reasons will not be reassessed to a higher value for property tax purposes. Proposition 14 would end partisan June primary elections by placing everyone who is running on a single ballot, and Proposition 15 seeks approval to test the use of public funds during the 2014 and 2018 campaigns for California secretary of state. The propositions generating the most interest are 16 and 17, which are both dressed up in language designed to appeal to consumer interests, when in fact they will greatly benefit the sponsors — PG&E for Proposition 16 and Mercury Insurance for Proposition 17. Here are more details on the two propositions, plus Propositions 13, 14 and 15.


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acific Gas & Electric has bankrolled this proposition, which, if approved, would force a public agency to obtain a two-thirds vote of the electorate before it could enter the retail power business. Without obtaining approval, cities could not form municipal utilities or community-wide clean electricity districts called community choice aggregators, which could be used to sell energy generated by wind or photovoltaic systems. At this time, Mountain View has not shown any interest in forming its own utility to sell power. But in our view, if municipalities wish to sell clean energy, and their constituents are willing to pay for it, they should not be stopped by an initiative that will tie their hands. Small municipalities that might go into the power business are hardly a threat to PG&E. Nevertheless, the giant utility has spent millions of dollars on generally misleading advertising to promote its passage. We urge voters to defeat this special interest initiative that would do nothing to lower energy prices for consumers while giving PG&E a major tool to control competition from local utilities.



vote for this proposition is a vote for Mercury Insurance, the company that has spent more than $10 million to skirt a provision of Proposition 103, the landmark consumer initiative passed in 1988 that rolled back California insurance rates and set strict guidelines on the factors insurance companies could use to set auto insurance costs for consumers. Under current law in California, an insurance company can offer longtime policy holders a persistency discount to its own customers, but under the terms of Proposition 103, auto insurers can’t offer that same discount to new customers who had continuous coverage from a different auto insurance company. Proposition 17 would give insurance companies the right to offer such discounts to customers of other insurers who have not let their policies lapse for more than 90 days in the previous five-year period. But opponents of the measure fear that the roughly 20 percent of all drivers in the state who do not qualify for persistency discounts — those who have been out of the market or who temporarily lost coverage — will be forced to pay a substantial surcharge when they come back into the market. This measure’s prime sponsor, Mercury Insurance, is no favorite of state regulators. In fact last month, a story in USNewswire said: “The California Department of Insurance (CDI) [on April 12] said that Mercury Insurance Company, the sponsor of Proposition 17, has overcharged and discriminated against California customers for over 15 years, including failing to deliver discounts required by state law and imposing unlawful surcharges.”


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I was amazed to find that the City Council is considering making major changes in our Shoreline Golf Links in order to further remove coots and geese. This change should be minimized and only undertaken if the council feels that more fighting is needed and then only with professional advice as suggested by David L. Collins of the U.S. Golf Association’s regional affairs committee. The staff has done a great job to reduce the negative impact of bird feces on the golf course. My play there over the past year tells me that a major problem has been reduced to an aggravation. Recently I have had no problems with feces on the greens. That’s why I was shocked to find that a major course change was being proposed by staff — eliminating all water hazards on the course. The limited water hazards are a positive addition to those of us who play. The water hazards could be limited, but not removed as proposed. As Collins said, the city must consult a course-layout professional and consider the impact on what any action will have on drainage and the cart paths of this high-quality course. I hope that many players are consulted, too, and I hope no major changes are made without full review and planning. Jim Cochran Thaddeus Drive

I would much rather see federal funds go to Caltrain for electrification and modernization of existing service than to the high-speed rail authority. Caltrain serves us well. There is no guarantee that the rail authority will serve us at all, and it certainly will not serve us well. W.R Hitchens Sunnyview Lane

TIME TO END EXPENSIVE RAIL BOONDOGGLE For those of us who regularly receive the hyped press releases from the California HighSpeed Rail Authority, the latest announcement means more good money after bad — grant applications for $16.6 million in federal funds. This is a drop in the bucket. It has become abundantly clear and recently substantiated by recent audits that there is simply not enough money to complete the type of high-speed rail system envisioned by those who voted for Prop 1A in 2008. Some estimate that the current $45 billion price tag could easily reach $100 billion, and not a single track has been laid. Ominously however, there is enough money via stimulus funds to start digging ourselves Continued on next page


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into a hole, from which we may never emerge. What then? Congresswoman Jackie Speier’s recent admission that the auditor’s report has raised her concern that the project could become a “house of cards” is welcome news, but is it too little, too late? She joins state Senators Simitian and Lowenthal (both who chair budget subcommittees overseeing transportation spending) who many months ago listened to valid concerns regarding irreversible damage to cities, inflated ridership and budget. How much money will be wasted on multiple consultants, reports and studies before the plug is finally pulled on this boondoggle? In the meanwhile, we should expect plenty of hype from communications firm Ogilvy. Nine million dollars of our taxpayer money cannot buy us a train system, but it surely can buy plenty of PR. Mary Griffith Burlingame

CLARIFICATION A letter last week about the Prometheus housing project contained an editing error. Here is the original version: In defending her (May 14) support of the Minton’s site proposal, Mayor Bryant made the profoundly misleading claim that no studies in the case indicated “significant impacts on the neighborhood.” The main “Study/MND” report in January concluded as follows. No increase in site car traffic. (Assuming the “existing use” is a hypothetical big-box store with 1717 daily visits. It isn’t.) No garage overflow, based on “six similar developments.” (Four had heavily occupied and one had unspecified street parking, none of which was counted; only two sites had known tenancy percentages. From the site with the least data, the report estimated the proposed garage 97.7 percent full at full apartment occupancy. No current use of existing streets by Caltrain commuters to park cars overnight. (Resident Annette Nielsen simply waited for morning commute trains, and promptly photographed 20 of them.) All of this information was in the City Council’s hands when they made their decision. Max Hauser Loreto Street

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That’s enough for us. We believe consumers were well-served by Proposition 103, which should not be muddied by changes proposed by Mercury or other insurance companies. Please vote no on Proposition 17. The “I Care” package you’ll want to send off with your new or returning college student



his is largely a housekeeping measure that will simply allow owners of buildings being seismically retrofitted to avoid a reassessment for tax purposes. We urge a yes vote on Proposition 13.


his measure would end partisan primary elections and place all candidates on the June ballot. Only the top two winners, regardless of party affiliation, would advance to the November election. Supporters say it would promote moderation and take power away from strident party officials, but in the two states that have tried it, it had little effect on promoting moderation. Another likely impact: third party candidates would rarely make it to the November runoff, which could severely hamper their ability to campaign, debate and take on major party candidates. We think such a major change in the electoral system needs more study, and urge a no vote on Proposition 14.



ubbed the California Fair Elections Act, this proposition would test public funding of political campaigns in races for secretary of state in 2014 and 2018. The funds used would be raised from fees assessed on lobbyists and from voluntary contributions to the candidates during the campaign. It is time to assess public funding of election campaigns. We urge voters to support Proposition 15, which will provide a good test of this process.

MVLA SOCCER CLUB COMPETITIVE TRYOUTS Ages 5 - 19 Boys and Girls The Mountain View Los Altos Soccer Club (MVLASC) is one of the top youth soccer clubs in Northern California since 1972. MVLA has won 18 State Championship and one National Championship, and has over 700 players competing on more than 50 boys and girls teams from Under-8 through Under-19 age groups. Our goal is to provide a meaningful, learning environment where players can improve their soccer skills, sportsmanship and passion for the game. We have teams at all recreational and competitive levels, so bring your child to our open tryouts and get in the game! A complete schedule of tryouts for Fall 2010 is available at Check Out: for more details

DISCLAIMER: This notice is an announcement of future tryouts; it is not a solicitation for you to change teams or clubs this season. If you have no interest in joining MVLA Soccer Club, please disregard this notice.

SPECIAL NOTICE The Board of Directors of El Camino Hospital plans to appoint members of the community to serve on a Community Advisory Council. Any person interested in being considered for appointment to the Community Advisory Council should send his/her resume to: Wesley Alles, Board Chairperson c/o Pam Marshbank El Camino Hospital 2500 Grant Road, 1C31 Mountain View, California 94040 Resumes and any related information must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. June 11, 2010. Please include a brief narrative explaining your interest. References and recommendations are encouraged. Interviews will be scheduled.








There are four broths to choose from, and a handful of protein and vegetable combinations to insert in the broth. But the menu is not much help. All the tiny photographs of the various ramen dishes look like bowls of ... something. Feel free to ask. There may be a line outside Ramen House Ryowa, or people hovering over the 30 seats inside, but the wait isn’t that long. With two small U-shaped counters and a couple of tables for two, Ramen House Ryowa doesn’t invite lingering or large parties. One night, a group of nine did get seated pretty close



Ryowa’s vegetarian ramen has spinach, seaweed, tofu and mushrooms.

efore there was Top Chef, the top food thing was Top Ramen, a very cheap meal beloved by generations of college students. Plunk the brick of precooked ramen noodles into boiling water, add the packet of seasoning, call it dinner. Add vegetables, subtract the salty seasonings, or break up the brick and eat it like chips. Packaged ramen is the soul of versatility. In downtown Mountain View, Ramen House Ryowa works on a similar principle. The food is cheap, fast and adaptable to various flavors and ingredients.

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NMOVIETIMES After the Thin Man (1936) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Wed 5:25 & 9:20 p.m. Thu 5:25 & 9:20 p.m. 5:25 & 9:20 p.m. Babies (PG) (((( Century 16: 11 a.m.; 1:05, 3:10, 5:15, 7:25 & 9:40 p.m. The City of Your Final Destination (PG-13) (((( Aquarius Theatre: 1, 4, 7 & 10 p.m. Follow Thru (1930) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Fri 5:45 & 9:10 p.m. Get Him to the Greek (R) (Not Reviewed) Century 20: Thu. at 12:01 a.m. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Not Rated) (((( Guild Theatre: 1:15, 4:30 & 8 p.m. High Noon (1952) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Sat 5:55 & 9:20 p.m. Sun 5:55 & 9:20 p.m. Mon 5:55 & 9:20 p.m. Tue 5:55 & 9:20 p.m. Iron Man 2 (PG-13) ((1/2 Century 16: 11:40 a.m.; 2:35, 5:25, 6:50, 8:15 & 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 10:25 a.m.; 12:05, 1:20, 3, 4:35, 5:55, 7:30, 8:50 & 10:30 p.m. Killers (PG-13) (Not Reviewed) Century 20: Thu. at 12:03 a.m. Kites (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 12:50, 3:55, 6:55 & 9:50 p.m. Century 20: 10:50 a.m.; 1:10, 3:30, 5:50, 8:10 & 10:40 p.m. Letters to Juliet (PG) (( Century 16: 11:10 a.m.; 1:50, 4:20, 7:05 & 9:35 p.m. Century 20: 11:40 a.m.; 2:35, 5:05, 7:50 & 10:20 p.m. Libeled Lady (1936) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Wed 7:30 p.m. Thu 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. MacGruber (R) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 12:15, 2:30, 4:50, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m.; 1:35, 3:50, 6:10, 8:25 & 10:45 p.m. Marmaduke (PG) (Not Reviewed) Century 20: Thu. at 12:04 a.m. Mother and Child (R) (( CinĂŠArts at Palo Alto Square: 1:30, 4:20 & 7:15 p.m. Fri. & Sat. also at 10:05 p.m. Please Give (R) (((( CinĂŠArts at Palo Alto Square: 2:45, 5 & 7:20 p.m. Fri. & Sat. also at 9:35 p.m. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG-13) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 11:30 a.m.; 12:25, 1:20, 2:25, 3:20, 4:10, 5:10, 6:10, 7:10, 8, 8:55, 10 & 10:40 p.m. Fri.-Mon. also at 10:30 a.m. Century 20: 10:40 & 11:20 a.m.; noon, 12:50, 1:25, 2:10, 2:50, 3:35, 4:15, 4:55, 5:35, 6:20, 7:05, 7:45, 8:30, 9:10, 9:55 & 10:35 p.m. Fri.-Mon. also at 10 a.m. Robin Hood (PG-13) (( Century 16: 12:55, 4, 7:15 & 10:20 p.m. Century 20: 12:15, 3:40, 7:15 & 10:30 p.m. The Secret In Their Eyes (R) ((( Aquarius Theatre: 2:15, 5:15 & 8:15 p.m. Sex and the City 2 (R) (Not Reviewed)Century 16: 11:15 a.m.; 12:30, 1:30, 2:40, 3:50, 5, 6:05, 7:20, 8:20, 9:30 & 10:35 p.m. Fri.-Mon. also at 10:10 a.m. Century 20: 11:05 & 11:50 a.m.; 12:40, 1:30, 2:20, 3:10, 3:55, 4:45, 5:40, 6:30, 7:10, 8:05, 9, 9:50 & 10:25 p.m. Fri.-Mon. also at 10:15 a.m. Shrek Forever After (PG) ((1/2 Century 16: 11:20 a.m.; 12:35, 1:40, 2:55, 4:05, 5:20, 7:35 & 9:55 p.m.; In 3D at noon, 1:10, 2:20, 3:30, 4:40, 5:50, 7, 8:10, 9:20 & 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Mon. also at 10:20 & 10:45 a.m. Century 20: 11 & 11:45 a.m.; 12:35, 1:30, 2:20, 3:05, 4, 4:50, 5:30, 6:25, 7:20, 8, 8:55, 9:45 & 10:25 p.m.; In 3D at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.; 12:10, 1, 2, 2:45, 3:25, 4:30, 5:10, 6, 7, 7:40, 8:25, 9:25, 10:05 & 10:50 p.m. Fri.-Mon. also at 10:05 a.m. Splice (R) (Not Reviewed) Century 20: Thu. at 12:01 a.m. Stagecoach (1939) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Sat 4:05 & 7:30 p.m. Sun 4:05 & 7:30 p.m. Mon 4:05 & 7:30 p.m. Tue 4:05 & 7:30 p.m. Wake Up and Live (1937) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Fri 7:30 p.m. Note: Screenings are for Friday through Tuesday only.

AQUARIUS: 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto (266-9260) CENTURY CINEMA 16: 1500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View (800-326-3264) CENTURY PARK 12: 557 E. Bayshore Blvd., Redwood City (800-326-3264) CENTURY 20 DOWNTOWN: 825 Middlefield Road, Redwood City (800-326-3264) CINEARTS AT PALO ALTO SQUARE: 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (493-3456) GUILD: 949 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (266-9260) SPANGENBERG THEATRE: 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto (354-8263) For show times, plot synopses and more information about any films playing at the Aquarius, Guild and Park, visit -Skip it --Some redeeming qualities ---A good bet ----Outstanding

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(Palo Alto Square) Rodrigo Garcia spurned the common wisdom that urges one to â&#x20AC;&#x153;write what you know.â&#x20AC;? Focusing on three intersecting stories of mothers and daughters, the writer-director of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nine Livesâ&#x20AC;? has fashioned a reverential, idealized version of motherhood certain to polarize female viewers who may not agree that having a baby is the ultimate goal in life. Annette Bening, Naomi Watts and Kerry Washington deliver brave performances, even though their characters ring false as often as they reveal authentic truths. For its strong point of view and tearjerker sentiment, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mother and Childâ&#x20AC;? earns a spot in the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weepie genre. Rated: R for sexuality, brief nudity, and language. 2 hours. 6 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; S.T.


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(Century 16, Century 20) This â&#x20AC;&#x153;Robin Hoodâ&#x20AC;? isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t about robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. Rather, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a two-and-a-halfhour epic about sticking it to the French. Director Ridley Scott and screenwriter Brian Helgeland (â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Knightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taleâ&#x20AC;?) choose not to retell the well-known tale, despite the presence of familiar characters Marion (Cate Blanchett), the Sheriff of Nottingham (Matthew Macfadyen) and Friar Tuck (Mark Addy). Instead, the tack is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Robin Hood Beginsâ&#x20AC;? (or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Robin Hood Royaleâ&#x20AC;?), with the story leading up to the ace archerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s days at odds with King John (Oscar Isaacs). Impressive recreations of period locations and dress contribute to the dirty and mostly grim tone, but somehow itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all too tasteful to be interesting. Or worse, sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s faintly silly, as with the revelation that Robinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dad essentially wrote the Magna Carta. Rated PG-13 for violence including intense sequences of warfare, and some sexual content. Two hours, 20 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; P.C.


(Century 16, Century 20) The CGI-animated â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shrek Forever Afterâ&#x20AC;? isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t terribly original, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not terrible either, good news after the hugely profitable but persistently tiresome â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shrek the Third.â&#x20AC;? The latest excuse to return to the land of Far, Far Away is a pastiche of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Wonderful Life.â&#x20AC;? Again distressed by domesticity, Shrek (Mike Myers) sees his life as a Sisyphean hell endlessly cycling through diaper changes, home repairs, picture-snapping fans and other obstacles to his quietly sipping an â&#x20AC;&#x153;eyeballtiniâ&#x20AC;? in his favorite easy chair. Longing for his days as a carefree ogre striking fear into the hearts of men, women and children, Shrek is prone to the advances of Rumplestiltskin (Walt Dohrn), the Faust of the fairy-tale set. Rumplestiltskin offers Shrek a magical chance to be a scary â&#x20AC;&#x153;ogre for a day,â&#x20AC;? but a loophole dooms him never to have existed: Seemingly, in 24 hours, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be gone for good. Though itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foregone that Shrek will conclude, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what I had until it was gone,â&#x20AC;? this sequelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s alternate timeline â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and, with it, altered supporting characters â&#x20AC;&#x201D; has a somewhat liberating effect on the moribund series. Rated PG for mild action, some rude humor and brief language. One hour, 33 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; P.C.

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ART GALLERIES Urban Landscapes Cheryl Kampe’s May exhibit of new work at Viewpoints Gallery, Urban Landscapes, features semi-abstract cityscapes in acrylic. May 3-June 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. free. Viewpoints Gallery, 315 State St., Los Altos.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS Ananda Yoga Sadhana A balanced foundation sequence of yoga postures. May 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $30. Ananda Church, 2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Call 650-323-3363. Climate and Microclimate for Gardeners Mystified by why your garden is warmer in summer than your friend’s in the next town over? Or why you get fog and they don’t? Learn the causes and nature of our region’s micro-climates, and how to use this knowledge to grow a successful year-round gardens. May 29, 10:30-12:30 a.m. $31. Common Ground Garden Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-493-6072.

Cooking Class - All about Tomatoes, Beyond Tomato Sauce Come explore the unique qualities of the vast array of tomatoes on the market with a tomato taste-testing. Then learn how to turn tomatoes into a Mexican or Italian menu. Menu for this class includes: Summer Vegetable Tart and Tomato, White, Sorrel Soup. June 2, 6:30-9 p.m. $50. Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-329-3752. http:// Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Introduction to the meditative development of mindfulness. Five-week course taught by Shaila Catherine and guest teachers. No registration required. Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Payment by donation. St. Timothy’s/Edwards Hall, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View. Call 650-857-0904. Summer Pruning of Fruit Trees for Controlled Growth A workshop in the garden to discuss how to control fruit tree growth with summer pruning. Winter pruning when the trees are dormant stimulates growth; summer pruning helps keep the trees smaller (8’ if desired) to help with harvest. Hands-on demo.

Open Garden follows workshop. June 5, 10-11 a.m. Free. Master Gardener Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto. Call 408-282-3105. Yoga for gardeners Bring personal yoga mat. This class will teach you yoga techniques to better care for gardens. June 5, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $31. Common Ground Garden Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-493-6072.

CONCERTS “Music from the House of Este” The Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble (WAVE) and Bay Area instrumentalists perform music from the last great flowering of Court of Este, 1559-1597, in Ferrara, Italy. Works by Monteverdi and others. Sat., June 5, 8 p.m. General $15, students/seniors $10. First Lutheran Church, 600 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Call 510-917-0201. ‘Everybody Rejoice: Songs We Sing’ The Aurora Singers perform a spring concert that reflects America’s diversity, from Hawaii to the Mexican culture of the Southwest to Louisiana and Detroit. It opens with “This Land Is Your

■ HIGHLIGHT HANDBELL CHOIR, CANTERBURY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL St. Paul’s Anglican Church presents the Canterbury Christian School Sixth Grade Handbell Choir on the First Sunday after Trinity. June 6, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Free. St. Paul’s Anglican Church & Canterbury Christian School, 101 N. El Monte Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-949-0909.

Land” and includes Hawaiian, Mexican and Creole songs as well as an upbeat Motown medley. Sat., June 5, 7-8:30 p.m. $9. Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. Bay Bells The Bay Bells perform two “Clapper Critters” family handbell concerts, musically exploring the animal kingdom. The program includes nursery-school favorites, Bach compositions and other tunes. To buy tickets online, go to June 5, 3 and 7 p.m. $10 for adults, $5 kids ages 12 and under. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650887-2243. Concert of French and Italian Masterworks Organist James Welch presents a recital of virtuosic French romantic organ works, by Parisian composers Widor, Langlais, Alain, and Berveiller. He is joined by soprano Rebecca Maggi who will sing Italian arias by Handel, Verdi, and Puccini. May 30, 7-8 p.m. $10 at the door. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-856-9700. CSMA Faculty & Guests Piano Quartet Move-


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


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Morning ng and/or afternoon water polo sessions at Avery Aquatic Center. June 1417 for ages 8-14. Beginners welcome. Fun water skill instruction, activities and games.. Camps for more advanced players available too. / 650-725-9016 Glenoaks aks Stables’ Horse Camp

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

650-474-0400 Palo Alto

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

650-251-8519 Bay Area

Giddy up your summer at Glenoaks Stables’ horse camp. A full day of equestrian cludes supervised riding, horsemanship, vaulting, pony games and arts & fun includes crafts. 5 one-week sessions. All skill levels welcome, ages 6+.

The camps provide a creative, fun and interactive environment and focus on developing conversational Hindi skills. A natural and nurturing environment gives numerous conversation opportunities through theatre, role playing, games, arts & crafts and multimedia. 650 854 4955 Summer Program @ Mid-Peninsula High School

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

1-888-709-TECH (8324) Bay Area

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



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650-493-1566 Menlo Park

Mid-Peninsula High School Summer Program is open to students entering grades 9-12 and is proud to offer a variety of academic and enrichment courses in an individualized and caring environment.

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Conservation and Preservation of God’s Creation. Hands-on learning environment featuring experiments, arts and crafts, games, field experts and more. For age 3 to Grade 5. August 2 to 6, 9am to 12pm. Held at First Baptist Church. Summer Program at German International School of Silicon Valley Mtn. View


Our summer programs offer children ages 4 to 10 a unique opportunity to spend their summer break having fun learning or improving their German language skills in a stimulating, creative atmosphere with professional, native Germanspeaking teachers.

ments by Mozart and Schumann with Anthony Doheny, violin, Nicholas Isaacs, piano, and special guests Susan Freier, viola and Stephen Harrison, cello. May 28, 6-7 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA), Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. Oratorio Society Light Sunday, June 6, the Congregational Oratorio Society and Jazz Combo, conducted by Gregory Wait, with Joe Guthrie on piano, presents a concert of choral works including “A Little Jazz Mass” by Bob Chilcott and “Sondheim on Love” (world premiere) by Bill Keck. An ice-cream social follows. 4-6 p.m. $15 general/$10 student and senior. First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, 1985 Louis Road (at Embarcadero), Palo Alto. Call 650-856-6662 . PACO Concerto Competition Come see young talent shine as the winners of the 2010 PACO Concerto Competition are showcased in this signature event. June 6, 3 p.m. free. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, Stanford. Call 650-856-3848. Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Concert PACO’s concert program features percussionist Chris Froh performing a marimba concerto by Brazilian composer Ney Rosauro, and dances from Panama and Astor Piazzolla’s “Nuevo Tango.” The program also includes a youth commission, a new work for string orchestra by Gabriella Smith. June 5, 8 p.m. $5-$15. The Eagle Theatre, Los Altos High School, 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos.


Contra Dancing This American social folkdancing event features caller Nick Cuccia and the band Three Fifths of Scotch (Michelle Levy, Eloise Blanchard, Debra Tayleur). Guests are asked to bring potluck dishes. Sat., May 29, 7:30-11 p.m. $10 general, $8 members, $5 students (or paywhat-you-can). First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. www. Latin Dance Fusion Workout Steps from many genres are folded into easy-to-follow combinations. Move to flamenco, cha-cha, cumbia, swing, merengue, salsa, samba, middle eastern, or other latin dances. Wear athletic shoes/clothing and bring an exercise mat. Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. $10. Los Altos American Legion Hall, 347 First St., Los Altos. Call 650-948-1484.

ENVIRONMENT Green Mountain View monthly meeting Community group dedicated to improving sustainability in Mountain View. First Monday of each month. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mountain View Library Community Room, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 650-969-3720. World Environment Day San Francisquito Creek (Palo Alto) Help remove invasive plants. Due to the sensitive nature of the restoration site, space is limited and RSVP is requested. Sat., June 5, 9 a.m. to noon. Free. Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve, Directions will be provided upon registration., Palo Alto. Call 510-452-9261 ext. 109.

EXHIBITS “Longing for Sea Change” This series of video installations by contemporary artists living and working in Africa and the diaspora addresses broad human issues of humanity in moments of upheaval, fragmentation and transition. (Museum open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.) Through June 26, 2011, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. Call 650- 724-3600. museum. Tracing the Past, Drawing the Future Feb. 17, 2010-July 4, 2010. Tracing the Past, Drawing the Future: Master Ink Painters in 20th-Century China. This exhibition draws upon paintings and calligraphy on loan from Chinese collections and highlights the works of four artists known in China as the “Four Great Masters of Ink Painting.” 11 a.m.-5 p.m. free. Cantor Arts Center,

GoingsOn 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. Call 650-724-3600.

FAMILY AND KIDS Barnyard Babies for Toddlers See the new baby farm animals learn animal facts. For ages 1.5 - 3.5 and parents/caregivers. Fri., May 28, 3-4 p.m. $20 for first adult & child, $10 for each additional adult or child. Hidden Villa Ranch, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-9704. Bay Bells in Clapper Critters Bay Bells presents a menagerie of animal-related tunes in this musical romp in the jungle and forest, mountains and plains. June 5, 7-8:30 p.m. $10 adults, $5 kids 12 and under. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6000. purchase. val=23838&event_val=BBCC

FILM “Establishing A Food Forest” Transition Palo Alto hosts a free screening of “Establishing a Food Forest,” a film by Geoff Lawton of the Permaculture Research Institute. June 4, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. World Centric, 2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto. friday-night-film-series-food/ “Two Angry Moms” Transition Palo Alto hosts a free screening of the film “Two Angry Moms,” which explores problems with school food and offers strategies for making the meals more healthful. A discussion follows. May 28, 7:30-10 p.m. Free. World Centric, 2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto, CA. transitionpaloalto. org/2010/05/03/friday-night-film-series-food/ ACLU presents “America Violet” Free showing of the film “American Violet.” Free refreshments provided. Afterwards, ACLU director of drug law reform, Anjuli Verma, will speak about the real case. June 2, 6:30-9 p.m. Free (contributions would be nice). Unitarian Universal Center, 505 E Charleston Road, Palo Alto.

Call 650-329-2423.

RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY Blessing of the Bicycles St. Luke’s Chapel in the Hills is offering a “Blessing of the Bicycles” on Saturday, June 5. The “Blessing of the Bicycles” will be held on the front steps of the Chapel, and light refreshments will be served on the porch afterward. 10 a.m. St. Luke’s Chapel in the Hills, 26140 Duval Way, Los Altos Hills. Insight Meditation South Bay Shaila Catherine and guest teachers lead a weekly Insight Meditation sitting followed by a talk on Buddhist teachings. Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View.

SPECIAL EVENTS Wine Tasting Neyers Vineyards’ David Pflaum will be at a wine tasting. Fri., June 4, 4-7 p.m. Online advance tickets: $15.56. Walkin tickets: $19.22. Artisan Wine Depot, 400A Villa St., Mountain View. Call 650-969-3511.

TALKS/AUTHORS Adele Langendorf Adele Langendorf discusses her book “The Shipyard Murders.” Thurs., June 3, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Dan Hinkley Author and horticulturist Dan Hinkley speaks on his favorite new plant finds that are adaptable to Peninsula area gardens.

He has served as horticultural and garden consultant for PBS and Martha Stewart Living. Sat., June 5, 4-5 p.m. $15.00 Roger Reynolds Nursery & Carriage Stop, 133 Encinal Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-323-5612, extension 12.

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

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A Guide to the Spiritual Community

LIVE MUSIC “Mr. Barky Rides Again” A night of folk music and other “childish spoken prankery” is planned with Ernest Kinsolving and Karl Franzen, with fiddle, guitar, voice and other instruments. Their repertoire includes Irish and Appalachian music. Sat., May 29, 7-9 p.m. $15 general, $5 for kids (or pay what you can). Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-856-6445. Night Snipers The Russian rock band Night Snipers performs after opening acts Russian Solution and Diego’s Umbrella. Fri., June 4, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $43-$75. Illusions Super Club, 260 S California Ave., Palo Alto. Call 408857-8337. Sunday Nights at Joya Live music performances on the patio at Joya, with styles including flamenco, reggae and jazz. Every Sunday evening, 6-9 p.m. Free. Joya Restaurant & Lounge, 339 University Ave., Palo Alto.

Los Altos Lutheran Church ELCA

Pastor David K. Bonde Outreach Pastor Gary Berkland

9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Education Nursery Care Provided 650-948-3012

OUTDOORS Morning Ramble with a Ranger Gentle, ranger-led hike. Open to Palo Alto residents and accompanied guests. First Thursdays, 8:3010:30 a.m. Free. Foothills Park Interpretive Center, 3300 Page Mill Road, Los Altos Hills.

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Inspirations Please call Blanca Yoc at 650-326-8210 ext. 6596 or e-mail

460 S. El Monte Ave., Los Altos

ON STAGE “Adventures in Oz” The Almond School Drama Club presents the family play “Adventures in Oz.” May 27 through June 4, all shows at 6:30 p.m. except May 28 and June 5 performances at 7 p.m. $5. Almond Multipurpose Room, 550 Almond Ave., Los Altos. “Fahrenheit 451” In “Fahrenheit 451,” Ray Bradbury’s classic, frightening vision of the future, firemen don’t put out fires -- they start them in order to burn books. Based on the book, this play written by Bradbury is a part of The Big Read Program, and performed by the Teen Arts Council. Recommended for ages 12+. May 20-29 (weekends). 8 p.m. $5/$10. Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-463-4930. “Little Shop of Horrors” An exotic plant with a mysterious craving is growing out of control at Mushnik’s Skid Row florist when “Little Shop of Horrors” opens May 20. May 20-June 19, 8-10:30 p.m. $24-32. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-941-0551.

“Urban Animals” Exhibition of paintings by artist Elizabeth Gomez. Through May 30, 9-6 p.m. No charge; donations gratefully accepted. Mohr Gallery, Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. Call 650-917-6800 ext. 306.





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Bulletin Board 115 Announcements ADVERTISE ONLINE in a network of 120-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. www. (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. www.Cal-SCAN. com (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) GAIN NATIONAL EXPOSURE Reach over 5 million young, educated readers for only $995 by advertising in 110 weekly newspapers like this one. Call Jason at 202-289-8484. This is not a job offer. (AAN CAN) PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Talk with caring agency specializing in matching Birthmothers with Families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions 866-413-6293 (Void in Illinois) (AAN CAN) Beginning Teen/Adultz Jazz Dance Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) Free Personal Consultation Gallery of Artists for SVOS! Horse Back Riding Lessons! House Cleaning KI-DO Yoga & Natural weight loss Moving Help???? Nick Karazissis riding clinic Open Studios Artists

FICTION WRITING CLASS Home of Palo Alto author. 6 week workshop. Starts in June. 650/326-1241. Pls. submit sample, 5 pages. @ GERMAN Language Class Instruction for Hebrew Bar and Bat Mitzvah For Affiliated and Unaffiliated George Rubin, M.A. in Hebrew/Jewish Education 650/424-1940

133 Music Lessons A Piano Teacher Children & Adults Ema Currier (650)493-4797 Barton-Holding Music Studio New 6 weeks “singing for the non-singer” class starts Monday March 1st. Laura Barton 650/965-0139 Guitar and Bass Lessons All styles, ages, skill levels 25+ years exp. 408/260-1131 Guitar Lessons 650-224-3550 beg/int all styles your home $60 Hope Street Studios In Downtown Mountain View Most Instruments, Voice All Ages, All Levels (650) 961-2192 Jazz & Pop Piano Lessons Learn how to build chords and improvise. Bill Susman, M.A., Stanford. (650)906-7529 McCool Piano Studio 566-9391MP Near Burgess Gym Menlo Park Piano Class for Ages 2-6, FUN! Piano Lessons Taught in your home. Member MTAC & NGPT. Specializing in beginners. All levels welcome. Karen, (650)367-0307 or (650)996-8059

135 Group Activities BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINER Mountain View Seasoned Travelers NATURE/OUTDOORS Events Calendar PRINCE vs MICHAEL DJ Dance Party - $10 Silicon Valley SinglesConvention Spring Down Open Horse Show


Summer art camps College Terrace

Summer Dance Camps and Classes

Trouble with food?

Summer Horsemanship Camps

140 Lost & Found

Unlock Your Mind Want to VOLUNTEER ? We need you! Worried,Stressed Out? Depressed?

120 Auctions AUCTION - SPECTACULAR 106 acre PROPERTY near Paso Robles with highway frontage, nice home, irrigation, well and more! Visit Call Elite Auctions (661) 325-6500. Auction June 5th @ 12 noon. (Cal-SCAN) BUY FORECLOSED HOMES Phoenix AZ area 30-50 cents on the $1.00. Investment and retirement homes all price ranges even $1 million+ Fantastic buys! 1-480-970-3310. www.Bid4UProperties. com (Cal-SCAN) FORECLOSED HOME AUCTION 70+ Homes / Auction: June 8. Open House: May 29, June 5 & 6. REDC / View Full Listings RE Broker 01093886. (Cal-SCAN)

130 Classes & Instruction EARN $75 - $200 HOUR Media Makeup Artist Training. Ads, TV, Film, Fashion. One week class. Stable job in weak economy. Details at http://www. 310-364-0665 (AAN CAN) HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! Graduate in just 4 weeks!! FREE Brochure. Call NOW! 1-800-532-6546 Ext. 97 (AAN CAN)


NASA cats need fosterers Project LOOK! volunteers needed! Stanford Cats need volunteers

155 Pets

Find Lost Loved Ones Free Found Parrot

Quality Fine Art Prints Quartersaun Oak Parlour Table - $500

330 Child Care Offered

We Are Hiring “Rizwan 88” - 0000

After School Care/Driver Avail

Veterinarian seeks Housesitting Licensed veterinarian and family relocating to area from east coast looking to horse/pet/house/garden sit July and August while we look for home to buy. Please call 215.287.3243 or email References of course available upon request.

For Sale

ART Dialogues Docents volunteers Community Cell Phone Collector Couples Make Great Mentors! Library Volunteers Needed Looking for Volunteers

Child Care opening in San Carlos Debbie’s Family Day Care - RWC EXCELLENT BABYSITTER AVAILABLE! Full Time Nanny Available GREAT FUN NURTURING NANNY!!! Great Nanny Available! looking for nanny job Nanny for Tues/Thurs

201 Autos/Trucks/ Parts

235 Wanted to Buy

Venus’s Little Stars(ECE Degree)

Antique dolls

340 Child Care Wanted

BMW Sales/Consignment Any Any - 100

240 Furnishings/ Household items

Honda 1999 Passport - $2500 Jeep 1995 Wrangler - 3700. john deere 1989 755 tractor 1989 john deere 755 tractor, 23 hp diesel,320 hours, $3500, Mercedes 1987 300sdl Diesel - $6500 Nissan pickup truck 2004 Titan Crew Cab LE - $14999 Volkswagen 2001 Passat Station Wagon - $4,600

210 Garage/Estate Sales ATH: 33 Irving ave., 5/29, 5/30, 5/31, 8-4 Multifamily Estate sale. Clothing, furniture, household appliances, toys and more! Estate Sale Warehouse New Location 887 Industrial Rd. Suite L San Carlos, CA 94070 Every Fri. & Sat. as of 5/7 & 5/8 10am “ 4pm 650-598-0124 Menlo Park, 220 Lexington Dr, May 29, 8-1 Multi Family Sale: housewares,boo ks,clothing,jewelry,furniture, desig. fabric,Quality Items.

145 Non-Profits Needs

150 Volunteers

Learn to Live Pain Free - FREE

Are you looking for mature Nanny

Nanny Share

PA: 941 Newell Road, 5/29, 8-12 Office furniture, computers, printers, boys bicycle, and car seats, misc household.

Knitters Wanted


Afternoon Nanny Available!

Lg. storage shed free shed (650)856-6180

Moutain View, Chiquita Ave, Sun. May 23

Donations Needed!

Convert LPs to CDs System - $50.00

FREE Firewood & Mulch - FREE

Mountain View, 1550 Ernestine Lane, N/A

DONATE YOUR CAR! to SONGS of LOVE! Seen on the TODAY SHOW! Make a sick child smile and get a tax-deduction. Endorsed by Bob McGrath of Sesame Street! Call 888-909-SONG (7664) (Cal-SCAN)

220 Computers/ Electronics

230 Freebies

Runaway Cat!

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)

Impressionist Art.

Kid’s Stuff

Dog Walking, Exercising

Free People Look Up Missing

DONATE VEHICLE RECEIVE $1000 Grocery Coupons, Your Choice. Noah's Arc, No Kill Animal Shelters. Advanced Veterinary Treatments. Free Towing, IRS Tax Deduction. Non-Runners. 1-866-912-GIVE. (Cal-SCAN)

Fine Art Artist retiring after 45 yrs in oil painting and fine art. Wish to sell all of my oil paintings, designer and antique items. Appt. only, 415/740-4372; 415/724-3771

Dog Training Classes

FUN Piano Voice Violin Guitar

Parent Observation

Try the harp

Museum Volunteers

Palo Alto, 1810 Fulton Street, May 29, 8-1 Electronics,toys,furniture,more Portola Valley, 365 Cervantes Road, Sunday May 30th, 10-4 Estate SaleMoving Sale. Pottery Barn twin bed with drawers, Pottery Barn desks, dressers, and night stands, art, indoor decorative pots, office furniture, Sundance catalog queen bed- wood with headboard shelf, bicycles, many more items.... No Early Birds!!! Cash only Redwood City, 494 Beresford Ave. , May 29 9-5 May 30 10-4 Garage & Moving Sale. Some items priced, others best offer Woodside, 319 Highland Terrace, June 5, 8-5 Multi family, ONE DAY ONLY yard sale, Woodside Glens Highland Terrace and Alta Mesa blocks. No early birds please.

215 Collectibles & Antiques Antiques Sale 10% to 50% OFF!


1950’s Dining Set - $300 2 Italian Marble Lvg Rm Tables - $299 Bedroom Set - $300.00 Dining room table wanted - $50 Entertainment Center - $75

Need a babysitter? - $10-$12

summer driver

345 Tutoring/Lessons Chess Lessons for kids and adult French ,Spanish Lsns. 6506919863 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

Italian Leather Couch & ♥ Seat - $1500

Private Art lessons 6-12 years 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.

Like new washer and dryer - $400

Stanford-Educated Expert Tutors

Entertainment Center - $100 ESTATE/MOVING SALE, 5/22, 8 - 2

Porthole Clock - $110.00 Rocking chair - $50 Rolltop Desk - $175 Wanted: CD Organizer Drawers

245 Miscellaneous 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)

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 Solid wood BUNK BEDS Twin Wood Bed Frame, Ivory

Back Pack - Jansport - $30.00 Canon 35 MM Camera - $50.00 Cymbidium Orchids - $25-$50 Firewood-Oak Mix-Seasoned & Spli $150.00

415 Classes

Maple Tree - $50 Mini Lop/Mini Rex babies - $15.00 new medical walker - $20. NEW! BMW 335i Cabrio Toy Car - $600 Stetson Western Hats - $35.00 Telephoto Camera Case - $25.00 Western Boots - $55-$100

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

260 Sports & Exercise Equipment Brunswick Billard Piano - Best Offer German Hiking Boots (Men) - $45.00 OBO Rossignol 7M Equipe Jr Skis - $75

Easy Weight® Training Classes

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


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488 Spa Services Mobile Spray Tanning - GLOW GIRL

Jobs 500 Help Wanted HOME CARE Hourly Part-time flexible Experience required Benefits & PTO OACM-650-329-1411

News Reporter Do you have a passion for local journalism? If you do, and have some journalism experience and skills, you could be interested in this full-time reporting job with The Almanac, an award-winning newspaper and online news service for the Midpeninsula towns of Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Woodside. You will have plenty of opportunity to cover and write about local news, people and issues for our weekly community newspaper and daily e-mail news report. You will work with great editors and experienced reporters, and will be encouraged to help shape our coverage and pitch story ideas. You will get to know the inner workings of city government and the community as a whole in great depth. We are part of Embarcadero Media, which includes the Palo Alto Weekly and Mountain View Voice. We cover only local news. The ideal candidate is selfmotivated, eager to learn, has excellent writing and reporting skills, and lives in or near Menlo Park. The position is open immediately. Please e-mail your cover letter and resume, along with three clips, to: STAFF WRITER POSITION The award-winning Mountain View Voice has an immediate opening for a full-time reporter. The successful applicant will have a BA degree and either internship or fulltime writing experience in community journalism. The writer in this position will cover education, health and general assignment, including the police beat. Please send a resume and clips to No phone calls please.

550 Business Opportunities 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) 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) BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Take control of your finances for 2010 & create massive leveraged income. Bay Area business training begins in June. Visit and call Gerri at 415-686-2439. 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 (AAN CAN) Company Drivers (Solos & Hazmat Teams) * GREAT PAY * GREAT MILES * CDL−A Required. We also have dedicated & regional positions available. Call 866−789−8947. Swift. (Cal-SCAN) EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECH Must be H.S. grad ages 17-34. No experience needed. Paid training, benefits, vacation, regular raises. Call Mon-Fri. 1-800-3456289. (Cal-SCAN) 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)


JOBS. JOBS, JOBS! Get paid to train in the California Army National Guard. Up to 100% tuition assistance. Part-time work. Full-time benefits. May qualify for bonus. www.NationalGuard. com/Careers or 1-800-GOGUARD. (Cal-SCAN) SLT NEEDS CDL A TEAM DRIVERS with Hazmat. $2,000 Bonus. Teams split $.68 for all miles. Solo flatbed owner operators needed for West Regional. 1-800-8359471, 1-877-253-2897. (Cal-SCAN)

Business Services 604 Adult Care Offered Nurse companion Licensed, experienced, compassionate care. Excellent references. 650380-3887

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

620 Domestic Help Offered


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

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

Call Martha - 650-630-0606 Housecleaning Available 18 years exp. Excellent refs. Good rates, own car. Maria, (650)679-1675 or (650)2074609 (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

Olga’s Housecleaning Res./Com. Wkly/mo. Low Rates. Local Refs. Exp’d. & Friendly. I love My Job! Ins. (650)380-1406

Wanted female trail ride partner Have horse trailer in Portola Valley. Call: 650917-1214 and leave message for Beth.

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 Design/Permits One stop for your remodel/design needs. Comp. plans incl structural engineering and energy compliance (T-24). ADW 650-969-4980

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)


fine gardening & maintenance

Orkopina Housecleaning

650.219.0792 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



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

650.814.1577 ☎ 650.283.7797 Clean Ups and Hauling Poison Oak and Poison Ivy Removal. 650/862-1378

Gaeta's Landscape Complete Garden Maintenance Pavers, flagstone, brick work, BBQs, sprinkler, retaining walls/fences, lighting, Free Estimate!

(650) 368-1458 GARDENING & LANDSCAPE Woodwork/Fencing, Irrigation, Aeration, Stump Grinding,Tree/Shrub Trimming, Rototilling Clean ups, Rose/Fruit Tree Pruning. Roger:650-776-8666

(650)962-1536- Lic. 020624

719 Remodeling/ Additions

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

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Jody Horst

• 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 since 1990 lic #627843

730 Electrical Alex Electric Lic #784136. All Alex, (650)366-6924

Free Est. electrical.

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





Landscape Artist

856-9648 • • • • •

Design, Install, Consult Drip & Spray Irrigation Clean-up & Maintenance Lawns & Rock Gardens Edible Gardens, Veggie Boxes Lic. #725080

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

(650)576-6242 Ramon 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. Free est. 650/3656955; 995-3822

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Jeffs Handyman and Repair Free est. 10% SENIOR Discount. “No Job Too Small.” Call Jeff, (650)714-2563

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

751 General Contracting

Simon’s Handyman Service Kitchen and Bath Remodeling. For All Your Repair Needs. Plumbing, Finish Carpentry and More. Licensed. 650/270-7726

759 Hauling Frank’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 Δ


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

650-322-7930 PL/PD STATE LIC# 608358 Domicile Construction Inc.

LET BOB DO IT! Custom Lighting • Electrical Upgrades Kitchen & Bath Remodels Crown Molding • Small Job Specialist

Call Bob: (650) 868-2518 LEFT COAST BUILDERS Lic#819967 • Certified Electrician


All phases of construction Remodeling, New Homes & Additions

• Granite, Marble • Hardwood Floor • Installation Free Estimate




754 Gutters

Gutter Cleaning PRESSURE WASHING Patios • Decks • Fences

(650) 207-7452 Free Estimates Call Joe

757 Handyman/ Repairs

ABLE HANDYMAN FRED • Complete Home Repairs • Maintenance • Remodeling • Professional Painting • Carpentry • Plumbing • Electrical • Custom Cabinet Design • Decks – 30 Years Experience – 650.529.1662 • 483.4227


“Ed” MAN

Electrical • Plumbing • Painting Carpentry • Tile • Wallpapering 22 years serving your area


ED RODRIGUEZ (650)465-9163 • (650)570-5274


Repairs • Maintenance • Plumbing Electrical • Carpentry • Garbage Runs Fences • Clean up • Senior Discount

Lic.# 468963

Since 1976

Junk Hauling Service Yard clean-up & Maintenance service. Large & small jobs. 650-771-0213

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


Distinct Builders, Inc.

Kitchen Cabinets


* Honey-Do List Specialist * Rental Repairs * Problem Solver * Local Refs * Call Vicki, 650/465-9529 *

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

Call Richard 650-281-4021

Patty’s House Cleaning Service Apartments, Houses, offices. 10 years exp. Excellent Ref. Free est. Call Anytime. Lic#32563 (650)722-1043 R. Alvarez Cleaning Weekly, monthly or one time cleaning. 14 years exp. Excel. refs. Lic. #41574. 650/703-3026


Since 1978 Bonded & Insured • Lic#353602

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• 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

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Private Family Chef For Hire 15 yrs. exp. Paris, London, 650295-9094 INFO ON

648 Horses-Boarding/ Training

748 Gardening/ Landscaping

Frida’s Cleaning Service

Homes, Apartments, Offices Remodel Clean Up 5 Yrs Experience • Reasonable Prices Good References


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

Francisca’s Deep Housecleaning Experienced, Refs. 650-669-0628 or 650701-0703

Household Help? I can assist w/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 (1-866738-8536). Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau. (Cal-SCAN)

743 Tiling

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

Nena & Ney House Cleaning Detail Oriented, 15 yrs. exp. and baby sitting available. CDL, good refs. 650851-7603 or cell# 650-465-2187

624 Financial

Bonded & Insured



Serving the Peninsula since 1975/Owner-Operated!

327-5493 771 Painting/ Wallpaper Gary Rossi PAINTING Free 2 gal. paint. Water damage repair, wallpaper removal. Bonded. Lic #559953. 650/207-5292 Glen Hodges Painting Senior Discount. Quality work. 35+ years exp. Lic. #351738 Payment plan avail. 650/322-8325 STYLE PAINTING Comm’l/Residential, interior and ext., full service painting. Insured. Lic. 903303. 650/388-8577 Wallpapering by Trish 24 years of experience Free Estimates 949-1820

775 Asphalt/Concrete Roe General Engineering Concrete, asphalt, sealing, pavers, new construct, repairs. 34 yrs exp. No job too small. Lic #663703 * 650/814-5572

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

783 Plumbing PRESTIGE PLUMBING 1 Day Complete Copper Repipes Emergency Drain Cleaning Services & Repair • Free Estimate Lic#904747 (650) 754-3151 / (650) 366-4070

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



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



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MP: 2BR/2BA Air cond., DW, pool, free cable. $1600 to $2000 650-325-7863. MV: 1BR/1BA Cute, old-fashioned cabin-like apts w/oak floors, secluded patio, carport. Laundry on premises. N/P. Avail. now. $925 mo. 650/269-8385 Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $1350/mo Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $1695/mo Palo Alto, 2 BR/2.5 BA - $3000/mont

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801 Apartments/ Condos/Studios

Sunnyvale, 1 BR/1 BA - $1250 Sunnyvale, 1 BR/1 BA - $1,295/mo

Menlo Park, 1 BR/1 BA - $1300/mo

Sunnyvale, 2 BR/2 BA - $1,695/mo

Menlo Park, 1 BR/1 BA - $1600/mo

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Fully Furnished Home In Palo Alto, 3 BR/1 BA - $4000/mont Menlo Park, 2 BR/2 BA - $2850/mo. Mountain View, 4 BR/2.5 BA - $3,300/mo. Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA - $2,850 Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $5300 Palo Alto, 5+ BR/3.5 BA - $4850/mo. Redwood Shores, 2 BR/1 BA $1750.00/m Woodside, 1 BR/1 BA - $2750

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995 Fictitious Name Statement

EASY FOODS COMPANY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 537222 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Easy Foods Company at 299 Castro St., Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County: SIU NIN WONG

160 Holly Ct. Mountain View, CA 94043 WEI LAN WONG 160 Holly Ct. Mountain View, CA 94043 This business is owned by Husband and Wife. Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 04/24/2000. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on April 27, 2010. (Voice May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2010)


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KIMEDICS INC. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 537746 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Kimedics Inc., at 2538 W Middlefield Rd., Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County: This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is (are): KUOTING WU 2538 W Middlefield Rd. Mountain View, CA 94043 KUOTING WU 325 Fay Way Mountain View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 01/01/2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on May 7, 2010. (Voice May 14, 21, 28, June 4, 2010) LEE KEUM JAE ACUPUNCTURE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 538002 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Lee Keum Jae Acupuncture at 905 West Middlefield Rd., #913, Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County: This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is (are): KEUM J. JUN 905 West Middlefield Rd., #913 Mountain View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on May 13, 2010. (Voice May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 2010) MACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COINS & COLLECTIBLES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 537431 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Macâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coins & Collectibles at 380 Altair Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, Santa Clara County: This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is (are): DALLAS ISAKSEN 17270 Oak Leaf Dr.



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THE PENINSULAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FREE CLASSIFIEDS WEBSITE TO RESPOND TO ADS WITHOUT PHONE NUMBERS GO TO WWW.FOGSTER.COM 810 Cottages for Rent Atherton, 2 BR/2 BA $2800- Pool House Available 8/8 2BR 2BA, 1400â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, sliding doors to pool/spa. Perfect as BR + office, Walk-in closets, full kitchen & laundry. 2nd BR is office. 1 parking space. $2800+ util. No pets/smoking. 1 year lease. 650-854-4344 info@ Los Altos Hills, 1 BR/1 BA - $1850.00 Menlo Park, Studio BR/1 BA - $1500/mont Portola Valley, 1 BR/1 BA - $2000

815 Rentals Wanted 3 bed House wanted in Palo Alto Duplex for me & small dog? House wanted in P.V. New Teacher needs housing Newlyweds looking for house Relocating from Manhattan Seeking Cottage / small house Seeking Quiet Cottage/Guest Quar Seeks 1br41; pays U $1000/mo+ Studio Cottage & Offering Help

Morgan Hill, CA 95037 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 9-16-98. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on April 30, 2010. (Voice May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 2010) Muzikmama Muzik Mama FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 537644 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: 1.) Muzikmama, 2.) Muzik Mama at 1085 Tasman Dr., # 741, Sunnyvale, CA 94089, Santa Clara County: This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is (are): THERESA G. SMITH 1085 Tasman Dr. # 741 Sunnyvale, CA 94089 Registrant/Owner has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on May 6, 2010. (Voice May 28, June 4, 11, 18, 2010) GOOD TO GO WARE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 538282 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Good To Go Ware at 645 Sylvan Ave., Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County: This business is owned by: a Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is (are): GOOD START PACKAGING, INC. 645 Syvan Ave. Mountain View, CA 94041 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 2/25/2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on May 21, 2010. (Voice May 28, June 4, 11, 18, 2010) OPEN SYSTEMS LAB FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 537527 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Open Systems Lab at 953 California St., Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County: This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s) is (are): ANHHUY HA 953 California St. Mountain View, CA 94041 Registrant/Owner has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on May 3, 2010. (Voice May 28, June 4, 11, 18, 2010)

997 All Other Legals SUMMONS (Citacion Judicial) Case Number: 09 CE CG 00492 (Numero del Caso): NOTICE TO DEFENDANT:

Teacher and Lawyer Seeking House Wanted to rent: room/house share

820 Home Exchanges Tel Aviv swap for Palo Alto/Bay

825 Homes/Condos for Sale Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA - $595,000 Mountain View, 4 BR/3 BA - $879,000 Redwood City, 5+ BR/4+ BA - $2999500 Redwood City: Emerald Hills, 5+ BR/4+ BA - $2599500

830 Commercial/ Income Property Beautiful Psychotherapist Office OFFICE SPACE OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE! 2 Offices available in downtown Menlo Park.

840 Vacation Rentals/ Time Shares

Bed & Breakfast B&B Hotel Maui Ocean Front Condo 2BR/2BA, sleeps 6, 650-851-2350 Northstar Tahoe Northstar Tahoe 5BR/4.5bths,slps 12,nosmk/pets $700.00 a night 650-598-7047

850 Acreage/Lots/ Storage 20 ACRE RANCH FORECLOSURES Near Booming El Paso, Texas. Was $16,900 Now $12,900. $0 Down, assume payments, $99/month. Owner financing. FREE map/pictures 1-800-343-9444. (Cal-SCAN)

855 Real Estate Services Elegant Single Level Penthouse!

890 Real Estate Wanted Mature Woman Seeking Inlaw Unit

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(Aviso al Demandado): Sierra Custom Homes, Inc., a Corporation; Sierra Custom Homes, LP, a Limited Partnership; Sierra Custom Homes, an Unknown Business Entity; Richard Byrd, an individual; Larry Byrd, an individual; Lawrence Pierce Byrd, an individual; Lawrence Byrd, an individual; Larry W. Byrd, an individual; Nicholas Allen Byrd, an individual; Elizabeth Darnell Byrd, an individual; Marjorie K. Byrd, an individual; Billie J. Byrd, an individual; Warren Kaufman, an individual; Melissa Byrd, an individual; Lawrence B. Pierce, an individual and DOES 1 through 100 inclusive. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (Lo esta Demandando el Demandante): CHANG BEE YANG You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center ( selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (, the California Courts Online Self-Help Center ( selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www., en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio

de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (, en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): Superior Court of the State of California 2317 Tuolumne Street Fresno, CA 93721-1220 "M" Street Civil Courthouse The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado es): Dede J. Agrava (SBN: 258676) The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Bohn 2445 Capitol St., Suite 115 Fresno, CA 93721 (559)485-3852 Date: February 13, 2009 (Fecha): Clerk, by L. Esparza, Deputy (Secretario) (Adjunto) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served (Voice May 14, 21, 28, June 4, 2010)

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA Case No. 110CV171336 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner NAHAL ASHOURI filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: LEORA ASHLEY LEAS to LEORA ASHLEY ASHOURI. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: July 20, 2010, 8:45 a.m., Room: 107. Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE Date: May 6, 2010 /s/ Thomas Wm. Cain JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Voice May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 2010)





125 North Mary Avenue #79 Sunnyvale




Vintage farmhouse restored and rebuilt to better than new! Classic floor plan that meets contemporary desires. 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, office/ library, artist studio, mudroom, full basement and separate dining room. Large almost 1/2 acre lot with pool and outdoor kitchen/built-in BBQ living area with fireplace and wrap around porch. Wonderful home and garden for entertaining! Top rated Los Altos schools.







Newly constructed Mediterranean style villa w/ sweeping views to the Bay. Located on a private cul-de-sac, 5 BR/5 BA + 2 ½ BA, 4700 sq. ft., 1.5 acres, theater, wine cellar & elevator. Palo Alto schools.



Gated Country French Estate situated on 1.3 acres of park-like setting bordered by a meandering creek, approx one block to the Village. Elegant spacious home with family friendly flexibility. 6,488 sq. ft. of living space: 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths including guesthouse, separate bonus/entertainment room and library/office. Other features include sparkling pool, vegetable gardens, and garages for four cars.






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



Stunning contemporary in the Country Club Area of Los Altos. Approx 4,500 sq.ft. house, 14,250 sq.ft. lot. Sep. office w/ loft & Au pair quarters. Large glass walls open to private backyard w/ pool, great for entertaining.



New custom home in a great neighborhood, fabulously designed w/ great open spaces for entertaining or family living & allows for perfect views. 4,200 sq.ft. of living space on an amazing creek-side setting over ½ acre in size. This bright & energy efficient hm encompasses a traditional layout, 5 BR/ 4.5 BA, inc. sep. guest suite w/ sep. entrance. Covered patios, water features, environmentally friendly garden of Ca. native plants, veg. gardens, room for infinity pool. Extra large 3 car garage.



New custom construction finishing in 2010. Mediterranean beauty, 5BR/5.5BA plus entertainment, exercise, theater rms & more! Approx. 6,548 sq. ft.on an approx. 1/3 of an acre, cul de sac location w/ garages for 3 cars.



VIEW! VIEWS! VIEWS! Very private property, A lot of potential at a low price, Move in remodel or build new, Indoor swimming pool, Possible 5th bedroom or bonus room, Garage 2nd floor bonus room, original tennis court, close to town.



Approx. 1.28 acres with expansive views of the Bay. Approx. 1,860 sq.ft home w/ 2 bedroom, 2 baths. Approved plans for 5,000sqft hm with a private entrance off Elena. Great Seller financing. Adjoining estate approx. 1.62 acres with home & pool house available for purchase. Both parcels total approx. 2.9 acres, ideal for large estate or family compound.



Lot 2 is approx 1.04 acres situated on a private knoll-top setting w/views of neighboring orchards. Approved plans for a 9,950 sqft home featuring 7BR suites + 3 half baths. Entertainment lounge, theatre, wine cell, game rm, fitness center, sep spa rm w/sauna, steam & bathrm. Sep gst hs. Sunken terraces, elevator & 5 car garages. MFA approx 6,046sqft & MDA approx 14,835sqft.

Million Dollar Living at a Quarter of the Price only 3 minutes from both Downtown Mountain View and upcoming Downtown Sunnyvale! No this is not a misprint or joke… Approximately 1,800 square foot home featuring a large eat-in granite kitchen, separate formal dining room with built-in buffet & French doors, spacious living room also featuring built-in display cabinets, as well as, a wood burning fireplace & custom recessed TV flat screen, 3 bedrooms including a MBR with full-size walkin closet and luxurious granite slab bathroom w/soaking tub & double-wide shower accented by pebble stones, separate laundry room, two private flagstone patios/yards (one w/a pond & waterfall), hand-honed hardwood floors normally only found in [very] high-end properties, custom light fixtures, front sitting porch where you can enjoy viewing open sky’s and gorgeous sunsets, and an awesome location close to commute routes, the train, and two downtowns!

An unbelievable price of only: $248,000 CLOSE TO TOWN


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

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