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Pluto’s is out of this world WEEKEND | P.16 OCTOBER 1, 2010 VOLUME 18, NO. 39



Council OKs Google rec facility on owl habitat By Daniel DeBolt




t takes all kinds for a ukulele jam. You’ve got the people sitting up front with their own gleaming ukes and digital clip-on tuners. They know all the songs. They can play while looking up. Then there are the newbies, their brows furrowed as they construct a G7 chord on a borrowed instrument. To sing and strum at the same time in “(How Much Is) That Doggie In The Window,” that’s like a small victory.

The nice thing about these evening jams at Dana Street Roasting Company in Mountain View is that both ends of the spectrum are equally welcome. So far, Ukulele Club Silicon Valley has held only a handful of these second-Monday-of-the-month jams at the cafe, but there are plenty of regulars who greet each other with grins, strum in synchronicity and sing with harmony. Meanwhile, club founder Dave Fichtner also makes ample room for beginners. He offers loaner See UKULELE, page 14

Incumbents battle newcomers in debate By Daniel DeBolt


hree City Council incumbents defended their records against three challengers in a debate hosted by the Chamber of Commerce Monday night The candidates tackled the topics of medical marijuana, the city’s golf course problems and the city budget. But first came the introductions, most notably from the newcomers. After noting that Google pays $90


million in property taxes a year, Google sales account manager Aaron Jabbari said, “If you trust a new idea, or a new candidate, big things can happen.” Longtime resident Greg David said, “I have always enjoyed the quality of life in Mountain View,” adding, “The council is out of touch with the common resident.” Google software engineer Dan Waylonis called himself a “sociable nerd who does have friends,” and

mentioned his desire for what he later called “a more searchable and transparent” city government. Budget concerns In his closing remarks, Waylonis drew ire from incumbents by saying that they “kicked the can down the road” when approving this year’s city budget. “The budget is balanced this year, See DEBATE, page 12


he City Council unanimously approved a 6.5-acre recreation facility that’s got nearly every activity a Google employee could want. The rub is that it sits on foraging grounds for the rare burrowing owl. The Google Athletic and Recreation field, or G.A.R.field for short, is a private outdoor buffet of recreation activities, including a soccer field, a basketball court, bocce ball courts, a horseshoe pit, a disc golf area and a putting green. The owls, about a dozen of whom live in gopher holes nearby, use the site to hunt for mice, voles and insects at night. Council members expressed concern about impacts on the owls and ended up requiring Google to pay $20,000 to the city’s burrowing owl preservation efforts, among other things. Google must also include signs explaining why dogs aren’t allowed in the area and put timers on the facility’s lights so they do not disturb the owls’ night-time foraging after 11 p.m. City staff had originally proposed that Google pay $10,000 towards burrowing owl preservation, saying it was hard to link the project to a specific cost for the impact on the owls. “Ten thousand dollars is not a lot of money,” said Shani Kleinhaus of the Audubon Society, who seemed to be the owl’s best defender. She has been helping to shape the owl mitigations in the project for months. She said that Google should have its famous weed-eating goats out “every spring to make sure the grass is short so the burrowing owls can live in their burrows happily.” The owls don’t like vegetation blocking their view of predators. The site is on the northeast corner of Amphitheatre Parkway and Garcia Avenue and is currently used as a soccer field by Google employees. Google purchased the

property from pharmaceutical company Alza, which had council approval (now expired) for an 117,000-square-foot office building in 1995. Impacts to burrowing owls were mitigated at the time by setting aside owl habitat to the north east in Shoreline Park. Jay Bechtel, Google’s real estate and construction project manager, said Google’s headquarters across the street from the site is a “world class facility” and that the recreation amenities are part of that as well as being exciting for employees. Bechtel was amenable to all of the requests from the council, even about paying the $20,000, which Google could have easily made a case against, city staff noted. An environmental report for the city by ESA and Albion Environmental describes the project as having a “potentially significant impact” on the burrowing owls, which numbered just over a dozen last year. But it also says mitigation could make the impact less than significant. “The loss of foraging habitat and potential nesting habitat at this site would be a significant impact but this impact has already been mitigated through the creation and management of 19.5 acres of See GARFIELD, page 11


A burrowing owl was captured on film by a Mountain View resident in this 2007 photo.

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Sebija Haxhicani passes the ball as Orlando Gomez Delgadillo reaches up to block it at a rugby demonstration at Bubb School on Sept. 15.

On the ball: youth rugby takes off By Nick Veronin


t the end of last year, Paul Lynch set out to create the largest youth rugby league in California. This year, according to his estimates, he will likely reach that goal. Lynch, a native of Belfast, Ireland who grew up playing rugby, said he has signed up about 100 participants for the second season of his American Youth Rugby League. Add the 75 players that will be merging with his new league from an extant association in Los Gatos, and Lynch is halfway there. If he gets 350 participants, he said he will have the largest youth rugby organization in the

state. Because enrollment only just began, Lynch is confident he will reach that number. “There’s not enough youth rugby in our area,” said Lynch, who lives in Mountain View. He explained that there are more rugby leagues in the North Bay and East Bay, and that until now, parents had to drive long distances if their youngsters were interested in playing the sport — which is often described as a combination of football and soccer. Lynch said the league, which he co-founded with fellow rugby enthusiast Tom Trill, is not only growing in numbers, but that the players have also come a long way in just one year. This year

he feels his league will be ready to participate in a tournament held in the Sacramento area. To conclude the season, Lynch plans to take all of the league’s teams — he hopes for 20 squads of about 15 players each — to the tournament. He said rugby is a fun sport that is easy to learn and not as dangerous as people often think. The younger participants in his league play touch or flag rugby, for starters. But even when the kids get into full-contact play, he said injuries are not too common. That’s because players are penalized for above-the-waist tackles and are instructed to tackle by the legs and from the side, instead of head on. V

Incumbents rack up endorsements BUT CHALLENGERS DECIDE NOT TO SEEK ENDORSEMENTS AT ALL By Daniel DeBolt


s the three incumbents for City Council rake in endorsements from community leaders and groups like the Sierra Club and the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, their opponents have decided to forgo the practice altogether. Google employees Dan Waylonis and Aaron Jabbari, as well as longtime resident Greg David, have all decided that endorsements won’t

be a part of their campaign strategy. Not one of the three council candidates has a list of endorsements online. “I am not actively seeking endorsements. I won’t be in anyone’s pocket,” said David in an e-mail. Waylonis and Jabbari did not respond to request for comments for this story, but Waylonis had previously mentioned that he wasn’t seeking any endorsements. Meanwhile, incumbent Margaret

Abe-Koga has the highest number of endorsements, including eight political organizations, over four-dozen elected officials and dozens of residents and community leaders. She is the only candidate to obtain an endorsement from either the Firefighters Association or Police Officers Association, which she did earlier this summer. She is also the only candidate who applied for them. Abe-Koga said See ENDORSEMENTS, page 6

bout 60 residents had a rare opportunity to collectively imagine a major revamp of Rengstorff Park in Mountain View. There were nearly as many ideas as there were attendees at the workshop held Sept. 24 at the Senior Center, but a few stood out when participants were asked to place colored dots next to potential new features for the park. A water feature was by far the most popular, either as a piece of public art or as a “sprayground” for children to play in. “A sprayground is a great way to bring people together and is well liked by the kids,” is

Rengstorff Park is already a place of much activity in a relatively small space. how one group of participants pitched the idea. The purpose of the meeting is to gather input for a new “master plan” to redevelop the entire park, which was built in 1959 and is one of the city’s three largest parks. It is unlikely that the park’s new Senior Center and Child Care Center will be touched, but there are numerous older structures in the park such as the city’s 1962 Community Center, that the council would like to find the money to replace, as well as the Rengstorff Pool, and the skate park. The Rock Church property at 263 Escuela Avenue was recently purchased by the city and will also be included in the park’s master plan. One group of a dozen frequent park users participated via a Spanish translator. Some said they were concerned with safety in the park. “There are still some groups who get together and they are not friendly for the families,” said one resident through a translator. Another pointed out that there isn’t enough light for a nighttime walk in the park. “We need more bathrooms,” said another.

After some small group discussions, several groups said they hoped for a teen center, which is possible at the Rock Church property. A teen center was supposed to be built along with the city’s new senior center, but a lack of funds has put it on the backburner for many years. Some said they wanted a “multigenerational” center, which could be used by adults when teens were in school or not using it. A neighbor said she was scared of plans to heavily use the church property and hopes for a quiet “Zen garden” there instead. Other clearly popular features for a new Rengstorff Park include more public art and a place to watch outdoor movies. “I find it interesting that 92 percent of our blue dots are in activities,” said one participant. “Parks are activities for a lot of See RENGSTORFF, page 10

Teachers OK salary freeze By Nick Veronin


eachers and staff of the local high school district have agreed to forego salary increases for two years. The pay freeze, together with a change in retirement benefits for some staff members, will help the Mountain View Los Altos high school district save money, officials said. At its Sept. 13 meeting, the high school board approved salary freezes for teachers and school staff represented by the California School Employees Association. The teachers union and the local chapter of the CSEA went along with the district’s plan, which ensures that salaries will not increase for employees represented by either union until the 2011-2012 school year at the earliest. “Our whole goal is to maintain the current salaries and benefits, avoid furlough days and possible layoffs,” said See FREEZE, page 11




Council OKs Butterfly-themed mini-park By Daniel DeBolt


design for a mini-park at the west end of Dana Street was unanimously approved by the council Tuesday night, despite some previous disagreement over its design among neighbors. Sometime in the next few weeks firefighters will burn down the vacant homes on the .6-acre lot for training purposes. Construction will start in late spring 2011 on the park, which will include a butterfly garden, walking paths and a playground. Completion is set for winter 2011. Mariposa is the Spanish word for butterfly, and city staff say a butterfly theme will be carried throughout the park. “I’m looking forward to the butterflies in this park, the

mariposas,� said Councilwoman Margaret Abe-Koga. Mayor Ronit Bryant said the park would be easy to name. The park’s main path will provide a new connection to Mariposa Avenue from the end of Dana Street. Several existing trees on the site will remain along with several new trees, park benches, a children’s water and sand play area, a rose garden, a trellised entry and a playground aimed at kids between 2 and 12 years old. The park was designed by Robert Mowat Landscape Architects with the input of neighbors in community meetings in March and April. Neighbors opposed a design that many had previously favored that placed the children’s play area along the street. The final design places the children’s play areas in the middle of the park, with a low

fence in front of the park to keep children from running into the street. A walking path was also removed from the rear of the park to enlarge the lawn area. The project is funded by $1.3 million in park land funds, $68,000 of which will go to Delta Oil Field Services to scrape the site. V

Mariposa mini-park plans. COURTESY CITY OF MOUNTAIN VIEW

ENDORSEMENTS Continued from page 5

she was still waiting on a few other endorsements to come in. Mayor Ronit Bryant has a modest endorsement list in comparison, with five organizations, seven elected officials and dozens of community leaders and

residents, including many school officials and downtown residents. Like Abe-Koga, Bryant has been endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club and the Santa Clara County Democratic Party. Incumbent Jac Siegel’s list of 22 elected officials, community leaders and residents includes former City Attorney Michael Martello,

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hile people rushed to flee the the devastating natural-gas explosion and fire that struck the Crestmoor neighborhood of San Bruno last month, safety officials at Skyline College, situated about a mile from the blast site, sat tight and encouraged students to begin preparing to spend the night. According to Chief Ron Levine of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Police Department, he and his staff would do the same if a disaster struck in Mountain View or another nearby city. That’s because Foothill and De Anza colleges, like Skyline and many other schools across the state, not only have plans for their own students, they are also ready to double as hubs for emergency personnel and shelters for displaced families in the event of a major emergency. “We’re always thinking about these types of incidents,” Levine said about the San Bruno conflagration. “We know that in disaster situations the colleges are put to task.” Both Foothill and De Anza partner with the Red Cross, which

is prepared to turn both campuses into community shelters. The district also works with Cal Fire, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention, which is ready to use school parking lots as staging areas to launch emergency operations. Stanford’s Life Flight helicopters periodically practice landing on the district’s athletic fields. Colleges are not the only local educational facilities that are called upon to serve the community in the event of an emergency. The Mountain View Los Altos Unified High School District and the Mountain View Whisman School District are also ready to accommodate emergency personnel and displaced community members. The high school district has an agreement with the Red Cross similar to Foothill-De Anza’s, said Steve Hope, an associate superintendent. Each year the school district holds a major drill in which emergency crews come to Mountain View and Los Altos high schools. The district also invites shortwave radio operators to come in and practice using their equipment, Hope said. In the event that both land lines and cell phones are disrupted, shortwave radios can be used to coordinate response

teams. The Red Cross has trailers full of emergency supplies on the Crittenden and Graham middle school campuses, ready to be deployed, according Kathi Lilga, executive assistant to the superintendent for Mountain View Whisman. All three districts abide by national and state safety protocols developed to streamline operations for emergency response teams. That way, if help is needed from outside the districts, those coming in to assist should be able to jump right in and be on the same page — a feat that is often easier said than done. According to Levine, as recently as the Oakland Hills fire of 1991, it was not uncommon for emergency responders from different agencies to use different protocols and terminology. This often led to confusion and contributed to inefficient responses. Inefficiencies in emergency response can ultimately cost lives, he said. “It really helps when agencies are using the same system,” Lilga said, referring to the national and state emergency communications protocols. “It gets everybody on the same page speaking the same language.”

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ity Council member Mike Kasperzak has been named vice president of the League of California Cities and is on track to become its president. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Kasperzak said he expects to be chosen as president of the league a year from now. The position holds responsibilities similar to those of the mayor of Mountain View, running meetings and working closely with league staff. The league advocates for the interests of California cities at the state level. For example, when state legislators recently learned that city officials in the city of Bell were paying themselves outrageous salaries some had knee-jerk reactions, such as proposing salary caps for city officials. The league pointed out that such a move would not pass muster legally, Kasperzak said. “Legislators were trying to do things in response to Bell which were quite knee-jerk,”

Kasperzak said. “One of the things we do is try and educate the Legislature in what the reality is instead of what they think it is.” Kasperzak is a licensed lawyer, a practicing mediator and is in the middle of his third four-year-term on the council. He stepped down in 2006 after eight years and was re-elected in 2008. Since 2003, Kasperzak said the league “has gotten pretty active in ballot measure campaigns,” such as the dueling 2008 eminent domain propositions, 99 and 98. The League backed Proposition 99 and defeated the wealthy, conservative groups backing Proposition 98. Kasperzak said the league’s focus lately has been on backing Proposition 22, a November ballot initiative that would prevent the state from taking money from cities to balance the state budget, as it has in recent years. V

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El Camino takes part in major Parkinson’s study HOSPITAL TEAMS UP WITH MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION By Nick Veronin


the whole motor system gradually begins to shut down,” Langston explained. “Patients have a harder and harder time doing the simple things in life.”

n the war between Western medicine and disease there’s still a lot to learn about many ailments. Among these less understood illnesses is ParSearch for markers kinson’s disease. The goal of the initiative is to However, a clinical trial, set identify a “biological marker” for to begin this fall at 14 research Parkinson’s disease, or PD. sites in the United States and Currently, the lack of a biologifour overseas, may change that. cal marker is perhaps the single Researchers, including one from most glaring obstacle facing PD El Camino Hospital, hope to researchers working for a cure. figure out a way to objectively Without it, doctors have no way determine if someone is suf- of knowing whether their treatfering from Parkinson’s with ments are effective. If a biological simple tests. Currently, it takes marker were known, tests could a battery of exams to diagnose be developed for early diagnosis the devastating disease. of the disease. Scientists and doctors at El While doctors and researchers Camino Hospital and The Parkin- are familiar with the symptoms son’s Institute in Sunnyvale will of PD — rigidity, slowness, be teaming up tremors, a flux to collect data posture and a and specimens shuffling gait “Patients have a — they have yet from 20 patients with Parkinson’s be able to harder and harder to and 10 control pin down objecsubjects, all of tive biological time doing the whom will be measurements from the Bay simple things in life.” of the disease’s Area. Worldprogression. DR. J. WILLIAM LANGSTON wide, the ParDr. Ramesh kinson’s ProGopi, vice chief gression Markof radiology and ers Initiative imaging serwill collect data from 400 early- vices at El Camino, will be a site stage Parkinson’s patients and 200 investigator for the Parkinson’s healthy control subjects. Progression Markers Initiative The five-year, $40-million ini- at the hospital. He said he hopes tiative is being funded by the that the initiative will uncover Michael J. Fox Foundation, and concrete biological markers that is employing some of the most doctors could use to definitively cutting-edge medical technology diagnose the disease in one or available. a few steps. Right now, the only The Bay Area site was cho- way PD can be diagnosed is sen, in large part, because of by putting patients through a El Camino Hospital’s depart- myriad of tests and procedures in ment of nuclear medicine. While a clinical exam, Gopi said. researchers at The Parkinson’s “The clinical exam is pretty Institute will run the initiative’s inexact,” said Dr. J. William subjects through a gamut of Langston, founder and execuclinical examinations and collect tive director of the Parkinson’s tissue samples, El Camino will Institute. “It’s good but not great image the patient’s brains, using in Parkinson’s disease.” sophisticated machines like the Langston said an accurate biomulti-head gamma camera. logical marker would be a “game changer” for the field of PD Devastating disease research. Parkinson’s sufferers slowly lose “An earlier diagnosis leads to control over all voluntary muscle a better response to treatment,” function, said Dr. J. William Gopi said. Langston, the founder and executive director of The Parkinson’s A critical tool Institute. “We’re really excited,” said Langston said that the disease Fox Foundation co-founder, is caused by the gradual deple- Deborah W. Brooks. “Michael tion of dopamine — a chemical is excited when he sees how we are that allows the brain to transmit tackling some of these challenges. signals and is essential in the This is an essential critical tool in coordination of muscles. See PARKINSON’S, page 11 “Once you lose your dopamine



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Department. Police received a call from neighbors at 11:43 p.m. who said the mugging took place at Walker Drive and Taylor Court, Wylie said. The teens fled into the park and onto the trail, witnesses said, and police ultimately contacted the boys as they were exiting the trail near Middlefield Road. After detaining several boys, the police received word that the victim was in stable condition and being treated for stab wounds from a screwdriver.

Police located the screwdriver, and three of the teenage boys — two 16 and one 17, all from Mountain View — were booked into juvenile hall and charged with attempted homicide, Wylie said. Two other teens were detained but not charged. The investigation is still in progress, Wylie said. Police believe the incident may have been gang related and are attempting to determine if others were involved. —Nick Veronin

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Chris Pedersen, a labor relations representative for the CSEA. Superintendent Barry Groves said that the district has made $3.2 million in cuts to its budget over the last two years, and in order to “stay solvent” the district needs to take a long view of its financial situation. “We’re looking at not only this year, but trying to balance our budget in the future,” Groves said. Pedersen said the CSEA understands the district’s efforts to save money in trying financial times.


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developing new treatments.” Gopi and Langston hope to begin collecting data from subjects as soon as possible. Langston’s Parkinson’s Institute will study the subjects in a clinical setting, collecting specimens, like blood and spinal fluid, and taking notes on the progression of symptoms. Meanwhile, at El Camino Hospital, patients will see Gopi or one of his colleagues and have their brains imaged using the multi-head gamma camera. Gopi will use the camera in conjunction with a radio isotope

“A recent population viability analysis of the three largest burrowing owl colonies in the south San Francisco Bay Area (at) San Jose International Airport Moffett Airfield and Shoreline Park showed that all three colonies have a high risk of extinction if population trends observed in the last 11-plus years continue,” the report says. Partly in response to pressures from the Audubon Society, the city also proposed Google post a sign that explains why dogs won’t be allowed in the area, take”anti-perch measures” to keep other birds from preying on the owls, do an “owl occupancy survey” during construction and limit construction

during owl nesting season. Kleinhaus also requested that the barbecue be removed from the plans because the fire and smell of food could draw burrowing owl predators to the area. City staff and Google’s consultant disagreed, saying that barbecues at Shoreline Park have not caused problems for the owls there. But the council decided to study the issue further before allowing the barbecue, which would not be used regularly, Bechtel said. City staff said the facility will be temporary until an office building is built on the site by Google sometime in the future.

“Given the state of the state and current funding, it’s the only real option,” he said, in reference to the current long-stalled California budget, which was scheduled to be passed on July 1, but has yet to be approved. Without a budget in place, school districts can only estimate the funding they might receive from the state. Groves said the district is anticipating a $1 million reduction once the Legislature approves a state budget. Groves also said the district will see a 1.7 percent dip in revenue from property taxes this year. The district is also making a change to the health benefits package of retiring classified

employees, identified as anyone who is not a manager or a teacher. The change stipulates that when a classified employee retires, if the employee is eligible to receive health benefits the district will pay only up to the amount it pays for current employees for coverage. Groves said that change will likely be approved at the next school board meeting. Groves said that due to the uncertainty of the state budget, the property tax decrease and the fact that salary increases are negotiated anew each year he is not sure how much money the district will save when the changes are implemented.

agent called DATscan, which is injected into a patient’s blood stream. DATscan mimics a kind of dopamine molecule that is drawn to two areas of the brain that control movement and are often impacted by Parkinson’s — the basal ganglia and brain stem. “The agent goes in like a Nike missile and labels the cells that you want to look at, so that you can see them on the scanner,” Langston said. The result is a detailed, threedimensional image of the basal ganglia and brain stem used to measure the extent of the damage caused by the disease. “With imaging, you have an objective way to quantify the

extent of the disease and its progression as well as the response to any potential treatments and therapies,” Gopi said. Ultimately all the data yielded by the researchers at El Camino, The Parkinson’s Institute and all the other sites around the world will be made available to the scientific community at large, giving researchers a chance to parse the research and make discoveries of their own. Brooks, of the Fox Foundation, said Bay Area residents who have recently been diagnosed with PD and are interested in participating in the study should contact the Parkinson’s Institute in Sunnyvale at 800655-2273.

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budget deficit during the recession, along with goose and duck poop making the course unattractive. “The city should not be in the golf course business,” said David, who kept his answers short and simple. Waylonis also pointed to high salaries and said the city should consider selling the land, which Siegel staunchly opposed.

but what about next year?” Waylonis asked. “Our employees are expensive. The costs are unsustainable. The city has the highest (cost for) health care benefits of any city in the area.” “We did not kick the can down the road,” said Mayor Ronit Bryant. Pot regulations “Next year we will not face the same Positions differed on medical problems.” marijuana She pointed to the elimination of Jabbari came out as the staunchthe city’s human resources depart- est opponent to medical marijuana ment head position last year, with dispensaries. The council will conthe duties given to an assistant city sider a draft medical marijuana manager. “A high level department ordinance next year. head position is gone,” she said. “Let’s not put a pot club in Margaret our city,” Jabbari Abe-Koga also said. responded to When asked “The budget is Waylonis, sayhow he would ing, “The city balanced this year, bring safe access does not offer the to medical maribut what about highest (cost for) juana for the sick health care — we and suffering in next year?” are middle of the Mountain View, road.” Jabbari said, “Put DAN WAYLONIS, COUNCIL CANDIDATE She added that it inside CVS the city’s budget (pharmacy) — situation was “stable.” no other options. Like any other “I think we’ve made hard deci- relatively dangerous drug, it should sions and we will continue to make be bought at a pharmacy.” them,” she said. No other candidate opposed More tension between the incum- having a medical marijuana disbents and newcomers became pensary in the city, although apparent when incumbent Jac Siegel the incumbents cited numerous also fired at Jabbari for his inexperi- potential problems with disence in his closing remarks. Siegel pensaries, including what police took Jabbari to task for his appar- Chief Scott Vermeer called “a ently false impression that Siegel potential for violence,” as Bryant opposed outsourcing golf course put it. The two Libertarian candioperations because it would mean dates, David and Waylonis, both paying workers minimum wage. support marijuana dispensaries Siegel had said only that he opposed with no real caveats. using a contractor that would pay Other topics discussed during the course workers minimum wage, two-hour debate televised on but did not say he opposed using a KMVT included whether to be contractor to run the course. “cooperative” with the California “If you had more experience, you High Speed Rail Authority (yes, would know there are ways to do said all the candidates), how to that,” Siegel told Jabbari. encourage new business in MounPublic employee salaries have tain View and how to respond to a largely taken the blame for the disaster like the recent gas line Shoreline Golf Links’ $800,000 explosion and fire in San Bruno. V




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fficers descended upon the 800 block of Villa Street Monday afternoon after receiving a call from a man who claimed to have shot a woman and who insisted that he would fire on any officers who pursued him, Mountain View police said. However, after closing a portion of Villa Street and combing the area for the gunman, who had said he was hiding in a Dumpster, police found nothing out of the ordinary. They now believe that the caller may have been a prankster, on drugs, mentally disturbed or perhaps all three, according to police spokeswoman Liz Wylie.



â&#x20AC;&#x153;The person was clearly a confused individual,â&#x20AC;? Wylie said of the caller, who phoned police at 12:31 p.m. to say that he had shot a woman and that she needed medical attention. He told police that he and the woman he had shot were in a Dumpster on the 800 block of Villa Street. But over the course of the phone call, which lasted until just before 3 p.m., the man gave conflicting statements about his location, at one point telling police that he was out of state. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It started to become apparent that he was not downtown with a gun,â&#x20AC;? Wylie said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were a lot of things he said that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make any sense.â&#x20AC;? Police are still working with AT&T in an attempt to trace the source of the call, she said.

An open sliding back door is the suspected point of entry in a Sept. 21 burglary at a home in the 1000 block of Boranda Avenue, police said. One of the victims, a 47-year-old man, reported that he returned to his home to find the front door open and immediately suspected something was awry, according to Mountain View police spokeswoman Liz Wylie. Wylie said the man estimated that the burglary must have taken place somewhere between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and that the burglar or burglars may have gained entry through a sliding back door that was left open. Miscellaneous jewelry and an iPod were stolen.

LAPTOPS TAKEN FROM DUPLEX Two laptops, valued at about $1,500, were stolen from a duplex in 900 block of W. Dana Street on Sept. 21, police said. The victim, a 55-year-old woman, told police that the break-in occurred some time between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., according to police spokes-

woman Liz Wylie. Police suspect that the burglar or burglars got in by reaching through an opening created by a broken window on the duplexâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s front door and unlocking the door, Wylie said. The window had been broken out of the door previously but had not been fixed.

POLICE HAVE LEADS IN BURGLARY Checkbooks, cameras and a laptop were among the items taken from a home in the 800 block of Sevely Drive some time before noon on Sept. 21, police said. The victims, a 44-year-old man and a 37-yearold woman, told police that the items went missing sometime between about 11 a.m. and noon, according to Liz Wylie, a spokeswoman for Mountain View police. Also stolen: a leather jacket, and miscellaneous jewelry. Wylie said police did not know how the burglar or burglars gained entry to the home. The doors were locked and should have been locked at the time of the burglary. However, she added, detectives on the case have some strong leads.



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The club president showed him how Continued from page 1 to construct the easiest chords, then ukuleles and intro group lessons at gave him a piece of 6:30, before the jam starts in ear- advice, which Fichnest at 7 p.m. His wife, Lynn Bent, ter reiterates now: helps by holding up pieces of paper â&#x20AC;&#x153;Play C and sing with each chord written large. loud. This is the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s here for a uke lesson? chord that goes with Do you need a uke?â&#x20AC;? Fichtner calls everything.â&#x20AC;? out on a recent Monday as a crowd During a break in gathers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anyone need their ukulele tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jam, Fichttuned?â&#x20AC;? ner admits the uke is All the while, another Dave â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the only instrument club regular Dave Wenrick, in a that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ever had Hawaiian shirt and lei â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is hand- success with, but ing out lyric sheets with chords for itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worked for him. simple two-chord tunes: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Down He started Ukulele in the Valleyâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clementine.â&#x20AC;? Club Silicon Valley Before long, even the first-timers earlier this year, and are matching finger to fret. now holds weekly Fichtner circulates, demonstrat- jams in his Ladera ing chords and something called home along with â&#x20AC;&#x153;the New York strum.â&#x20AC;? the Dana Street eveVERONICA WEBER â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not magic,â&#x20AC;? he reassures a nings. Newcomer Sasha Nealand plucks a tune on her teenager. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any fingers you want to There are a lot of ukulele at Dana Street Roasting Company. use you can use.â&#x20AC;? ukes in that Ladera Everyone seems engaged, even home now, his wife says. Maybe park. They got to talking, and though itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dinner time for many. about 16. before long Chaput had agreed to A man in a flannel shirt deftly Or maybe more, Fichtner says host the club one night a month. He switches between strumming and sheepishly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I keep a uke in the car, says it fits in perfectly with the cafeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sipping soup. Fichtner beams at the so I can always pull one out wher- other live music and the general newcomers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is just your first ever I want.â&#x20AC;? cast of interesting characters who night â&#x20AC;&#x201D; youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already played a For Nick Chaput, the amicable come in and out the door. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is bunch of songs!â&#x20AC;? owner of the Dana Street Roast- like theater every day and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m the He also has a tip to pass along, ing Company, the ukulele jams producer,â&#x20AC;? he says, grinning. one he learned when he first are part of the cafeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community. Sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bittersweet prodropped by a ukulele jamboree. It Sometimes 60 to 80 people show up duction. One night Chaput was in was about two years ago, and he was and the place really gets rocking, he the back and heard the club start visiting the Ukulele Club of Santa says. singing and playing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Puff the Magic Cruz with no idea how to play. Chaput met Fichtner in a dog Dragon.â&#x20AC;? He admits he got a little choked up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It sent me back to age 6. It just really touched me.â&#x20AC;? 19th Annual It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take long after 7 p.m. tonight to get the jam going strong. The crowd has grown from about 15 players to upwards of 35. Yellow binders of sheet music have been widely disseminated even to those October 2 & 3, 2010 without instruments, making the night a combination uke and jam 10:00 am to 5:00 pm sing-along. The whole place is singing, even Chaputâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother sitting in the back with a sandwich. Traditionally, the club starts its jams with â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of Me.â&#x20AC;? Then come plenty more oldies, many of them 5 mellow golden tunes like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blueberry Hillâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes Sir, Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s My Baby.â&#x20AC;? But â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maxwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Silver Hammerâ&#x20AC;? is also popular, so you just never know. During â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goodnight, Irene,â&#x20AC;?


â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sunday Artsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; kicks off with dance, films Two events this month promise to bring out the â&#x20AC;&#x153;best of Mountain Viewâ&#x20AC;? in musical and theatrical performances with free shows. The events dubbed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sunday Arts Liveâ&#x20AC;? are set for Oct. 3 and Oct. 17. The events are organized by a group called Arts Action 21, which was initiated by members of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performing arts committee. In the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s honor, on Tuesday evening Mayor Ronit Bryant proclaimed October to be Arts and Humanities month. This weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event will be held in the Center for Performing Arts at 500 Castro St. and begins at 1:30 p.m. It will feature

someone busts out a blue, starshaped tambourine, and in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goodnight Sweetheartâ&#x20AC;? a group of women get some nice vocal harmony going. Dave Wenrick gets up to lead â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maxwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Silver Hammer,â&#x20AC;? but after a while laughingly admits, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how all these chords go at the end,â&#x20AC;? and turns the room back over to Fichtner. All the while, John Kaay is playing smoothly in the back of the room, occasionally consulting the song sheets that he downloaded through the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Yahoo group. He doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to know anyone here yet, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clearly not a beginner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my first time here, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been playing for a long time,â&#x20AC;? he says. He first heard about the club at Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gryphon Stringed Instruments, where heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a regular for 30 years, practicing not only ukulele but also fiddle, guitar, bass and banjo. Tonight Kaay is playing a Kamaka ukulele from Hawaii, probably from the mid-â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s, purchased on eBay and repaired at Gryphon. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a soprano uke, smaller than concert, tenor and baritone ukuleles. Of all the stringed instruments in all the world, what makes the uke stand out? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great instrument to sing with,â&#x20AC;? Kaay says. And, of course, it has only four

films produced by the Freestyle Academy, dances by Grupo Folklorico Los Laureles (Mexican folkloric), Halau Na Wai Ola (Hawaiian) and Kaisahan (Filipino), and Oriki Theater (African drums). A second event will take place Oct. 17 at the Community School of Music and Arts beginning at 2 p.m. Pianist and performing arts committee member Patricia Cheng will perform music from around the world. More information can be found at www.artsaction21. org. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Daniel DeBolt

strings to keep track of. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to worry about playing a melody line and a harmony line.â&#x20AC;? V


All kinds of ukuleles get a workout at the jams.

N I N F O R M AT I O N What: Ukulele Club of Silicon Valley hosts regular jams/sing-alongs for musicians of all levels. Where: Dana Street Roasting Company, 744 W. Dana St., Mountain View When: The second Monday of the month, with a group beginner lesson at 6:30 p.m. and jamming from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost: Free




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Info: For more about the club, go to and then search for the UkeJam group. Dave Fichtner also hosts Monday jams from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at his Ladera home; email him at


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Putting pressure on the rail project


lthough Mountain View did not choose to join the action, three nearby Peninsula communities are suing the California High-Speed Rail Authority, charging, among other things, that its latest environmental impact report is incomplete and inadequate. The city councils from Atherton, Menlo Park and Palo Alto all voted last week to file a legal challenge to the authorityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s EIR, which had recently been slightly modified and then reapproved after an earlier suit by Menlo Park and Atherton. Not satisfied, the communities, joined by Palo Alto, voted to sue again, and for good reason, we think. From the citiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; point of view, the biggest problem is the authorityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s use of a model that many consider to contain greatly inflated ridership estimates that make the EIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s validity â&#x20AC;&#x153;very questionable,â&#x20AC;? according to Stuart Flashman, the attorney for the cities. And there is also a continuing dispute over the authorityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business plan, which critics have called inadequate ever since it was released. All three cities believe the authority has treated their welldocumented and oft-repeated concerns with disdain, despite many efforts to find common ground in the routing and design of the tracks that would carry the Los Angeles-to-San Francisco trains through each city. As the high-speed rail discussion unfolded, the cities were led to believe that they would have some say in the final design of the tracks, but as time went on they learned that is not the case. Now, after more than a year of debate, it appears that the rail authority is no closer to resolving disputes over the project than it was in the beginning. Comments from authority board members show that most would like to see the Peninsula critics just go away. But that is not going to happen. There is a package of deadlines fast approaching for the project to qualify for up to $4.3 billion in federal funds. The draft EIR must be completed by this December; the state Legislature, with the support of local Sen. Joe Simitian, has ordered the authority to produce a â&#x20AC;&#x153;viable business planâ&#x20AC;? by next February or face possible loss of support from the Legislature. The final environmental review must be completed by September 2011 for the project to qualify for additional federal funds, and construction must start by September 2012. The entire project must be completed by September 2017. These are not insignificant deadlines. If the rail authority has any hope of meeting them, it needs to respond to the Peninsula citiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; concerns, including those of Mountain View and other cities, so it can get on with its work. However you may feel about high-speed rail, it is hard to argue against those who say the project needs a viable business plan based on reasonable ridership estimates. And just like Menlo Park, Atherton and Palo Alto, which will see trains run through residential or heavily developed areas, Mountain View officials should expect the rail authority to meet all the cities at least halfway in their effort to reduce the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impact. We hope this lawsuit will get someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attention at the rail authority. It is time for these questions to be answered.

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GOOD DECISION TO REJECT STATION I was heartened to see that Mountain View has joined Palo Alto and Redwood City in rejecting the high-speed rail station. The rail authorityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s demands were so outrageous, expensive and destructive that I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t imagine that any city along the Peninsula could or would want to build such a station. This is a good first step. As envisioned, high-speed rail will create an ugly gash all of the way up the Peninsula, a gash that will disrupt lives, property, and traffic in every city that it scars. I urge Mountain View to join the effort to block high-speed rail construction anywhere along the Peninsula. If the system must be built, then the rail authority must find a far less disruptive and expensive alternative to the peninsula option. Personally, I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s obvious that California canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford it and that the entire project must be stopped. William Hitchens Sunnyview Lane

SAY NO TO PROPOSITION 23 Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hamlet speaks of â&#x20AC;&#x153;taking arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them.â&#x20AC;? California is facing a sea of troubles and has begun ending them. Specifically, AB-32, the Greenhouse Gas Reduction ballot measure, has already generated a series of practical plans to improve our ability to use fuel more efficiently and to avoid activities that produce far more CO2 than economic benefits. Proposition 23 must be

opposed because it will bring these beneficial programs crashing to a halt. And while our air quality worsens, hypocrites in high places will continue to export our jobs and pocket the profits from pain-free pollution brought to you by Texas Oil, the makers of Prop. 23. Just vote no. Ed Taub Devoto Street

HIGH COST FOR HIGH-SPEED STATION In response to Tracy Schwartzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; letter last week supporting a high-speed rail station for Expo visitors: the station might sound like a good idea on the surface but 90 percent of the public speakers at the Mountain View study session on the station spoke out against it for good reasons. It would cost Mountain View $150 million for a multi-story parking structure and traffic during rush-hours would be severely congested. Residents living near the proposed station are almost unanimously opposed to it. The city has been asking for a year for noise and ground vibration information on these trains, which are expected to rumble through town at 125 miles per hour, but so far, has not gotten any information from the HighSpeed Rail Authority. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time Mountain View did what Menlo Park recently did and join with the other cities along the line in the lawsuit against the High-Speed Rail Authority to make sure they respect the environmental needs of Peninsula residents. Martin Luht Silverwood Avenue

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The chicken Caesar salad is large and reasonably priced at Plutoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.

is a salad station, a grill station and a pay station. Patrons grab paper menus, place their orders at the appropriate station, have the menu punched to signify what was ordered, wait for that portion of the order to be made, then continue to the next station or cash register. There are discreet signs directing traffic flow â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and, trust me, plenty of fellow diners to help you out should confusion reign. What looks rather cosmically chaotic is organized and orderly after all. Elbow to elbow, cooks toss salads, grill meats, assemble plates and fill beverage orders behind a glass partition. During busy hours, the staff works at warp speed. Occasionally, there is a bottleneck at the pay station. That part of the crew is responsible for filling beverage orders; plucking brownies, bars and cookies from glass containers; dishing out side orders; and other tasks. But even at the busiest of times, the backup doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take long to

clear. Best of all, there isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that distressing Styrofoam cup soliciting tips at the cash station, or anywhere else on the premises. Hooray for Plutoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. With food in hand, diners eating in parties of larger than one might take a moment to find a place to sit, especially during the midday crush. Seating is first come, first served. The unadorned, sturdy wood tables are bussed instantly and the dishes and flatware used are restaurant-grade, which adds a detail of quality to the topnotch food ingredients. While the menu revolves around salads, meats, sandwiches and sides, the potential combinations are astronomical. There are 18 possible salad components, a half-dozen meat options, and numerous side dishes. Salads are $5.15-$6.95, and meats and sandwiches $4.40$5.90, with extra meat or cheese added for a nominal fee. Side dishes generally hover around two dollars. There is a good-sized Little Astronauts childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menu

as well. On a recent visit, the chicken Caesar salad ($6.95) I ordered was large and tossed before my very eyes. The lettuce was springgreen, the croutons crunchy, the chicken a tad on the salty side. The dressing was tame but not flat and in the right proportion, coating all the lettuce. Price-wise and freshness-wise, it was a good deal. One warm day, I decided to have an early Thanksgiving dinner. I ordered the carved turkey ($4.40) and was given the choice of white or dark meat or a combination of both, as well as mashed potatoes ($2), stuffing ($2) and a thimble of cranberries ($.50). Total: $8.90 for one terrific plate of pre-autumnal bliss. Another time, I opted for a grilled tri-tip steak sandwich on focaccia ($5.90). The beef was thin-sliced, tender and flavorful. The side of Orbital Onion Rings ($2) came with a tangy barbeque sauce for dipping.

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The Celestial Sandwich special one week was a grilled chicken breast with cheese, peppers and lettuce ($5.90). It was a delicious lunch especially when coupled with the Crater of Orbital Soup ($4), which happened to be a hearty, flavor-packed, Tuscan bean potage with chunks of chicken. The only dish I wasn’t enthralled with was the macaroni

and cheese side ($2.50). It wasn’t bad, just too plain. Even browned bread crumbs on top would have added another dimension. In all, a minor complaint. For beverages, there are coffees, teas, juices, sodas and waters. Pluto’s has beer, including a house ale on tap made by Pyramid Breweries. Wine labels rotate among Estancia, Mondavi and Ravenswood labels, $4.25-$5.25 per glass. Pluto’s is exactly as Louis Kimball described it to me: a restaurant positioned between fastfood and fine dining that uses

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8FFLFOE NMOVIETIMES 1 a Minute Live Supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure (PG-13) Century 16: Wed. at 8 p.m. Century 20: Wed. at 8 p.m. Alpha and Omega (PG) Century 16: Fri., Sat. & Tue.-Thu. at 12:30, 2:45, 5:05, 7:25 & 9:40 p.m.; Sun. & Mon. at 12:30, 2:45, 5:05, 7:25 & 9:45 p.m.; In 3D (Fri. & Sun.-Thu.) at 11:25 a.m. Century 20: In 3D at 11:20 a.m.; 1:35, 3:50, 6 & 8:15 p.m.; Fri.-Wed. also at 10:30 p.m. Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along Event Century 16: Sat. at noon. Century 20: Sat. at noon. Buried (R) Century 20: Thu. at 12:05 a.m. Case 39 (R) Century 16: Fri.-Sun. at 11:05 a.m.; 1:50, 4:35, 7:40 & 10:40 p.m.; Mon.-Thu. at 11:05 a.m.; 1:50, 4:35, 7:40 & 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m.; 1:50, 4:30, 7:10 & 9:45 p.m. Catfish (PG-13) Century 20: 12:10, 2:35, 4:50, 7:20 & 9:35 p.m. Devil (PG-13) Century 20: 11:35 a.m.; 1:45, 3:55, 5:55, 8:05 & 10:10 p.m. Easy A (PG-13) Century 16: 11:40 a.m.; 2:20, 4:45, 7:10 & 9:45 p.m. Century 20: 12:25, 2:45, 5:15, 7:35 & 10 p.m. Heartbreaker (PG) ((( Aquarius Theatre: 3:30 & 8:30 p.m. Inception (PG-13) (((1/2 Century 20: Fri.-Tue. & Thu. at 8:50 p.m. Jack Goes Boating (R) ((( Century 16: Fri.-Tue. & Thu. at 10:20 p.m. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Gaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hoole (PG) Century 16: Fri. & Sun. at 12:10, 2:50, 5:30, 8:10 & 10:35 p.m.; Sat. at 11:30 a.m.; 2:10, 4:50 & 10 p.m.; Mon.-Thu. at 12:10, 2:50, 5:30, 7:55 & 10:20 p.m.; In 3D Fri. at 11 & 11:30 a.m.; 2:10, 4:50, 6:40, 7:20, 9:15 & 9:50 p.m.; In 3D Sat. at 11 a.m.; 12:10, 1:30, Century 20: Fri. & Sun.-Thu. at 12:30, 2:55, 5:30, 8 & 10:25 p.m.; Sat. at 2:55 & 10:25 p.m.; In 3D at 11:25 a.m.; 1:55, 4:20, 6:50 & 9:15 p.m. Let Me In (R) Century 16: Fri.-Sun. at 11:05 a.m.; 1:55, 4:40, 7:35 & 10:45 p.m.; Mon.-Thu. at 11:05 a.m.; 1:55, 4:40, 7:35 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:30 a.m.; 2:20, 5:05, 7:45 & 10:35 p.m. Life As We Know It (PG-13) Century 16: Sat. at 7:20 p.m. Century 20: Sat. at 7 p.m.; Thu. at 12:03 a.m. Maoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Last Dancer (PG) (( Aquarius Theatre: 1 & 6 p.m. My Soul To Take (R) Century 20: Thu. at 12:01 & 12:03 a.m. Never Let Me Go (R) Aquarius Theatre: 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Resident Evil: Afterlife (R) Century 16: In 3D Fri. at 7 & 9:35 p.m.; In 3D Sat. at 4:30, 7 & 9:35 p.m.; In 3D Sun.-Thu. at 2:05, 4:30, 7 & 9:35 p.m. Century 20: 12:40, 3:10, 5:35, 7:55 & 10:25 p.m. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R) Guild Theatre: Sat. at midnight. Secretariat (PG) Century 16: Sat. at 7:05 p.m. Century 20: Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Thu. at 12:01 a.m. The Social Network (PG-13) Century 16: 11 a.m.; noon, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6:10, 7 & 8 p.m.; Fri.-Sun. also at 9:20, 10:10 & 10:50 p.m.; Mon.-Thu. also at 9:40 & 10:25 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m.; 12:15, 1:15, 3:15, 4:05, 6:10, 7, 7:50, 9:05, 9:55 & 10:40 p.m.; Sat.-Thu. also at 2:10 & 5 p.m. The Town (R) (((1/2 Century 20: Noon, 1:30, 3, 4:25, 5:50, 7:30, 8:45 & 10:20 p.m. CinèArts at Palo Alto Square: 1:25, 4:25 & 7:15 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. also at 3, 6, 8:50 & 10:05 p.m.; Sun.-Tue. & Thu. also at 3 & 6 p.m. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (PG-13) Century 16: 11:15 a.m.; 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15, 4:20, 5:15, 6:20, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:50 a.m.; 12:55, 2, 2:50, 4, 5, 6, 7:05, 8:10, 9 & 10:05 p.m. You Again (PG) Century 16: 11:10 & 11:55 a.m.; 1:40, 2:40, 4:10 & 9:55 p.m.; Fri., Sun.-Tue. & Thu. also at 5:10, 7:05 & 7:50 p.m.; Sat. also at 5:10 & 7:50 p.m. Century 20: 11:40 a.m.; 1:10, 2:25, 3:45, 5:05 & 10:15 p.m.; Fri., Sun.-Tue. & Thu. also at 6:20 & 7:40 p.m.; Sat. also at 6:20 p.m.; Wed. also at 7:40 p.m. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (R) Guild Theatre: 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 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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(Century 16, Century 20) For those making throwback, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s-styled paranoid thrillers, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clear by now that George Clooney is the go-to guy. But one should have a good reason (and a good script) to go there, and the spare â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Americanâ&#x20AC;? sets off ill-equipped. Based on Martin Boothâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Very Private Gentleman,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Americanâ&#x20AC;? concerns Jack (or is it Edward?), an aging contract killer who finds out the hard way that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s become a target. And there you have it: See Jack run, see Jack build a custom rifle, see Jack bed a prostitute, see Jack suspect everyone. Rated R for violence, sexual content and nudity. One hour, 43 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; P.C.


(Guild) Patricia Clarkson plays Juliette Grant, a Canadian in Cairo. Her United Nationsemployed husband Mark (Tom McCamus) has been held up at the refugee camp he runs in Gaza, leaving vacationing Juliette in a holding pattern. Mark arranges for old friend Tareq Khalifa (Alexander Siddig) to look after Juliette. A retired policeman and current coffee-shop owner, Tareq knows the city like the back of his hand. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a chivalrous breath of fresh air for Juliette, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unaccustomed to being the object of Cairoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sometimes brusque public sexism. The picturesque romantic travelogue that follows is as obvious but elegant as the bit of symbolism that ends it. The plot consists of two people strolling around Cairo, each becoming more and more attuned to the attractiveness and uniqueness of the other. Rated PG for mild thematic elements and smoking. One hour, 30 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; P.C.


(Century 16, Century 20) Julia Roberts plays Liz Gilbert, a writer who tells her astonished husband (Billy Crudup) she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to live in unhappiness anymore. In a twink, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taken up with a younger lover (James Franco), but their affair also slumps into unhappiness. Realizing her problem is internal, Liz thinks of Ketut (Hadi Subiyanto), a medicine man she met in Bali on a journalism assignment. And so she hatches a plan to go to Italy and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eat,â&#x20AC;? visit an ashram in India and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pray,â&#x20AC;? and return to Indonesia where, if Ketutâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s palm reading was right, she just may find â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love.â&#x20AC;? Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexual references and male rear nudity. Two hours, 20 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; P.C.

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(Century 16, Century 20) Extra! Extra! Hip People with Cool Jobs Have Relationship Problems! Or so we â&#x20AC;&#x153;learnâ&#x20AC;? in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going the Distance,â&#x20AC;? the debut fiction feature from documentarian Nanette Burstein. Sarcasm aside, the raison dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;etre of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going the Distanceâ&#x20AC;? is exploring long-distance relationships. What a shame, then, that it has nothing much to say on the subject that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t completely obvious. Drew Barrymore and Justin Long are likeable as the star-crossed lovers but unlike its characters, the movie never takes flight. Rated R for sexual content including dialogue, language, drug use and brief nudity. One hour, 43 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; P.C.


(Aquarius) There are matchmakers. And then there are matchbreakers, like Alex Lippi

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A study on downtown parking has commenced. Downtown residents, businesses and property owners are invited to participate in one of two community meetings to be held on September 30th and October 4th. Meeting participants will receive information about the parking study including an overview of the scope and work plan for the study, future community outreach and feedback opportunities, and the anticipated timeline for the completion of the report. City staff and consultants will be available to receive feedback on parking study work plan and to respond to questions.

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love. But a financial crisis and a hulking debt collector force him to break the last rule, and when an unscrupulous French financier asks him to stop the impending marriage of his daughter, Juliette (Vanessa Paradis), and her British fiance, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forced to accept. Not rated. 105 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; R.P. (Century 16) Philip Seymour Hoffmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s directorial debut, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jack Goes Boating,â&#x20AC;? offers an alternative for those tired of the conventions of Hollywood romantic comedy. Hoffmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lonely bachelor Jack is a sad-sack striver whom we catch in mid-â&#x20AC;?strive.â&#x20AC;? Alongside best bud Clyde (Ortiz), Jack works as a New York City limo driver, but he harbors an aspiration to climb the next rung on the social ladder by getting a job with the MTA. Clyde has a more important advancement in mind for his friend: pairing Jack up with Connie (Amy Ryan), a misfit co-worker of Clydeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife, Lucy (Rubin-Vega). Rated R for language, drug use and some sexual content. One hour, 29 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; P.C.

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(Aquarius) The film begins with an 11-yearold Li (Wen Bin Huang) being plucked from rural Shandong Province by a couple of Madame Maoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cultural aides to attend the Beijing Dance Academy. The child becomes a teenager (Chengwu Guo) in tune with a quietly rebellious teacher who prioritizes the aesthetic of dance over its potential to be a propaganda tool. When his teacher fails to hold the tide of Communist influence, Liâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mentorship gap is filled by Ben Stevenson (Bruce Greenwood), the artistic director of the Houston Ballet. Stevenson singles out Li (Chi Cao) as a diamond in the rough. Thanks to a cultural exchange program, Li wins the chance to spend a few months in America under Stevensonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tutelage. Rated PG for a brief violent image, sensuality, language and smoking. One hour, 57 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; P.C.

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(Cinearts, Century 20) Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) is the conflicted leader of a bankand armored-car-robbing quartet based in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, Mass. Dougâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unfortunate family background (his mother left when he was a toddler and his dad, played by the always excellent Chris Cooper, is languishing in a federal prison) helped create the criminal he has become. Things get complicated when the gang kidnaps bank manager Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall) during a brazen robbery, blindfolding the terrified young woman and setting her free at the edge of a river. Dougâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right-hand man/best friend Jem (Jeremy Renner), a trigger-happy bruiser, expresses concern when he learns that Claire lives in the same Charlestown neighborhood as Doug and his pals. Doug agrees to keep an eye on Claire, which quickly develops into a passionate relationship between the two. Suddenly life isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t so bleak for Doug. He is anxious to run away with Claire, leaving his drug-addicted ex (Blake Lively), relentless FBI agent Adam Frawley (Jon Hamm) and Charlestown itself behind him. But bigwig gangster Fergie Colm (Pete Postlethwaite) wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let Doug hit the road without pulling off one last job: a dangerous and profitable heist of Bostonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fenway Park. Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use. 2 hours, 5 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; T.H.


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Los Altos Follies “Hissy Fits & Hot Air,” a musical parody of modern life and politics, Oct. 7-9, 7:30-8:45 p.m. $50 Thu., $80 Fri., $90 Sat. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Snapshot Day Palo Alto City Library celebrates Snapshot Day: One Day in the Life of California Libraries. Visit the library during the Open House to share thoughts on the value of the library to your life. Oct. 4, noon-8 p.m. free. Main Library, Children’s Library, Mitchell Park Library, Palo Alto. World Cardmaking Day Charity Event Celebrate World Cardmaking Day by creating handmade cards. Supplies will be provided to make two cards -- one to keep and one to donate to send oversea to the troops through Operation Write Home. No experience necessary, please RSVP to ensure enough supplies. Oct. 2, 1-3 p.m. Free. Round Table Pizza, Mountain View. Call 650209-5964.



MVUHS “Eagle” Alumni Day Picnic MVUHS Annual “Eagle” Alumni Day Reunion Picnic for all MVHS, Awalt and Los Altos High students. Teachers and friends welcome. Donations for BBQ, raffle and DJ. Oct. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Donation requested. MVUHS “Eagle” Alumni Day Picnic, Cuesta Park, Mountain View. Call 650-968-1053. Panel on water issues A panel discussion on the Santa Clara Valley Water Disrict (SCVWD) and water policy will be sponsored by the Leagues of Women Voters of Los Altos/ Mountain View and Palo Alto in a free public meeting on Wed., Oct. 6. Speakers: Susanne Wilson, Terry Trumbull, Cathy Lazarus. 7-9 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.

Latin Dance Fusion Workout Steps from many genres are folded into easy-tofollow 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.

Blossoming and Illuminating City Bay Area artists Miyoko Mizuno and Shigemi Sanders. The exhibit features San Francisco landmarks painted by Mizuno and illuminated ceramic works of buildings by Sanders. Exhibit runs through Oct. 24, Gallery Hours: Tue.ñ Sat.,11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun., noon-4. Gallery 9, Los Altos, 143 Main St., Los Altos.


EXHIBITS “Celebrating Mexico” Exhibition commemorates the bicentennial of Mexico’s independence from Spain and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution. Books, manuscripts, movie posters, photographs, and other materi-

als from the collections of the Stanford University Libraries illustrate key events in Mexico’s history. Through Jan. 16, Free. Peterson Gallery, Green Library Bing Wing, Stanford University. Call 650-725-1020. depts/hasrg/latinam/celebmex/ By Hand: American Women with Needle and Thread The exhibit features a sampling of quilt styles representing key quilting periods over the last 150 years. Samplers, crochet, cross-stitch, and needlepoint will also be displayed. Through Oct. 31. noon-4 p.m. Free. Los Altos History Museum, 51 So. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 408-391-8519.

FAMILY AND KIDS Family Fun Day Free admission with live music by Andy Z and Rockin’ Moms, carnival games, food, raffle and silent auction, workshops and local pregnancy and new parent community providers info booths. Organized by Blossom Birth, Hand in Hand and Stroller Hikes Bay Area nonprofits celebrating families and parenting. Oct. 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Call 650321-2326.

HEALTH Flu Shots at Andronicos Sutter VNA & Hospice will be providing flu and pneumonia shots at Andronicos in Los Altos. Oct. 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Flu: $25; preservative-free flu:$30; pneumonia: $45. Andronicos, 690 Rancho Shopping Center, Los Altos. Call 650-685-2855.

NHIGHLIGHT LIVING HISTORY DAY Hands-on, interactive event for all ages. Victorian-era activities such as crafts, games, dress ups, household tasks, nature hikes and more. Oct. 3, noon-3 p.m. free. Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.



Kabile Bulgarian Wedding Band Bulgarian wedding band Kabile will be at Stanford Folk Dancers Friday, Oct. 1, $15 general $7.50 students. American Legion Hall, 347 First St., Los Altos, CA. Call 408-733-5529. http://home. Lush Finesse Lush Finesse is an art, music and refreshment event. Larry Vuckovich and his four piece ensemble plays jazz. Kay Kostopoulos sings. Art exhibits are by Pierrick Gaume, Fabienne Bismuth, Nilou Farzaneh. Oct. 2, 7-11 p.m. Concert and dinner $55; concert only $25. Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-275-2439.

Ariel Balter Meet Ariel Balter, author of “Maternity Labyrinth,” a chronicle of the couple’s five-year-long quest to have a child. Oct. 5, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto. Matthew Rothenberg and Marc Cendella Matthew Rothenberg and Marc Cendella will discuss “You’re Better Than Your Job Search.” Oct. 6, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View. TEDxBayArea TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Oct. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $20. Samovar Conference Hall, 1077 Independence Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-469-3243.

SPECIAL EVENTS Bonny Doon Wine Tasting with Randall Grahm Meet the Winemaker: Bonny Doon Vineyard Wine tasting and book signing with Randall Grahm. Oct. 2, 2-5 p.m. Advance ticket price: $13.71 / Walk-In Ticket Price: $17.39 (if space permits) Artisan Wine Depot, 400A Villa St., Mountain View. Call 650-969-3511. ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=EVENTBONNYDOON Marching Band Community Thank You Mountain View High School Marching Band and Color Guard perform “Out of Exile,” the music of Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Field Show.” Two other local high school bands also debut their shows. Sat., Oct.2, 4-6 p.m. Free. Marching Band Community Thank You, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View.

TEEN ACTIVITIES Teen Open Gym Teen Open Gyms are open every Saturday night for various sports. Middle School and High School students only; bring student ID. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Whisman Sports Center, 1500 Middlefield Road, Mountain View. Call 650-903-6410.

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The Hazards of Deferred Home Maintenance Will this be your home in 10 years? This educational workshop will give you the facts about what risks your home faces if you continue to ignore its routine maintenance needs! Your home may be your single most expensive investment, and we will provide you with the “tools” you need to make the right choices for your home’s longevity and durability. n What does your home need today, tomorrow and this year? n Winter is around the corner… is your home weatherized and ready? n When to caulk, paint and seal your home’s surfaces and why! n Peeling paint is not just ugly, it can quickly “lighten” your wallet. n Don’t gamble with the roof above your head! Will last year’s tree leaves and debris cost you this year? n Learn what the experts know about the newest products and ideas that will help you create the lower maintenance home you’ve always wanted! n 5 steps to keep your roof protected and in tip top shape, this year and for the next 10+ years.

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Hope Street Studios In downtown Mtn. View Most instruments, voice All ages & levels (650) 961-2192 Jazz & Pop Piano Lessons Learn how to build chords and improvise. Bill Susman, M.A., Stanford. (650)906-7529 Manzana Music School Guitar,Classical Violin, Bluegrass Fiddle, Banjo, and Mandolin. McCool Piano Studio 566-9391MP Near Burgess Gym Menlo Park Piano Class for Ages 2-6, FUN! Piano Lessons Susan Jackson, Mus B. MM. Classical or Jazz. (650)326-3520 Piano Lessons Guaranteed to make good performer. Kids & Adults. 650-739-5145 Piano Lessons Taught in your home. Member MTAC & NGPT. Specializing in beginners. All levels welcome. Karen, (650)367-0307 or (650)996-8059 Piano Lessons w/E Moreno PhD Mus 650 324 2795 Pro Tools Recording Facility The Cave ~ Multi Track “Live” recording facility for full digital musical performance capture. Access to local musicians and recording artist for performance enhancements to your current projects. Film and ADR support. Call for rates! Angelo (650) 245-0984 Trumpet Lessons Beginner to Advanced. Classical and Jazz. $200 month. I will come to you. 650/279-7139

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A Piano Teacher Children & Adults Ema Currier (650)493-4797

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Barton-Holding Music Studio Next 6 week “singing for the non-singer” class starts Sept. 23rd. Call Laura Barton 650/965-0139

Community Cell Phone Collector Get Involved. Be a Mentor! Join the Event Team! Knitting Volunteers Library Volunteers Needed

Group Dog Walks & Pet Sitting (650) 644-9642

For Sale 201 Autos/Trucks/ Parts Ford 1990 Ranger SuperCab XLT w/ Rack - $2800

Palo Alto, 782 Stern Ave, Oct 2 &3, 10-4 Huge garage sale. Furniture: antique and new.3 beautiful twin beds 1 queen bed with mattresses, shelves and more. Sets of plates, glasses, mugs and silver.

Dept 56 Snow Village Houses - $20 Fairy Tale Prince Ken Doll - $20.00 SPORTS MEMORABILIA COLLECTION!!! - $1 Vintage Bakelite Purse - $30.00

220 Computers/ Electronics AIWA Digital Audio System - $60.00


Volkswagen 2001 New Beetle - $5,300 obo Volkswagon 2003 Passat Wagon - $75 Volkswagon 2003 Passat Wagon - $100

Back Pack - Jansport - $30.00 Canon 35 MM Camera - $40.00 costumes cheap - $10 even more costumes cheap FREE FIREWOOOD & MULCH Mixed Firewood-Seasoned & Split - $150.00 more costumes cheap - $5 Pre-Teen Girls Clothing - $2.00 or L Radial Arm Saw. Multiple Blades. - $75.00 Stetson Western Hats - $35.00 Telephoto Camera Case - $25.00

215 Collectibles & Antiques

Pontiac 1997 TRANS-AM CONVERTIBLE - $900

Nintendo Game Boy Advance - $45 Son5 Disk CD Player for Sale - 15

230 Freebies A4 Shocks,Springs, Sway Bar - FREE Free Teacup Yorkie Puppies - FREE

veritable bargaintopia - $1 Western Boots - $55-$100

250 Musical Instruments piano Small grand piano, mahogany finish, bench and lamp included. $1500. Piano-Baldwin Excel Tone - 2,250.00

260 Sports & Exercise Equipment German Hiking Boots (Men) - $45.00 OBO

Kid’s Stuff

VW 2003 Beetle Convertible - $10,700

Learn to Live Pain Free - FREE

202 Vehicles Wanted

Small cask for wine vinegar - FREE

330 Child Care Offered


After School Care/Driver Avail

A Car Donation helping sick kids! Donate Your Car to SONGS OF LOVE and make a sick child smile! Featured on NBC (TODAY SHOW), CNN. Tax-deductible, all vehicle conditions accepted. 888-909-SONG (7664). (Cal-SCAN) 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. 1-866-912GIVE. (Cal-SCAN) Donate Your Car Children's Cancer Fund! Help Save A Child's Life Through Research and Support! Free Vacation Package. Fast, Easy and Tax Deductible. Call 1-800252-0615. (Cal-SCAN)

210 Garage/Estate Sales Atherton, 160 Watkins Ave, Oct. 2, 9-4 Moveing Sale! Everything must go. Furniture, household items. Menlo Park, 220 Hedge Road, Oct. 2nd & 8-2 Palo Alto, 1753 Middlefield Rd, Oct 2, 8-11:30 Multi family garage sale. Toys, Halloween Costumes, kids & adult clothes, housewares, electronics, furniture and much more! Palo Alto, 27 Crescent Drive, October 2, 9-3 Multi family Women’s sweaters, L; Skirts, XL, 18-22;computer monitor & computer peripherals; bed linens; luggage rack; mower; soccer cleats and hiking boots; bookcases; kid videos & DVDs; invalid commodes.

NASA cats need fosterers

Glenda Timmerman Piano 23 years exp. MA. 650/938-0582

Storytime Volunteers Needed

Palo Alto, 4141 Old Trace Road, Oct. 2, 9-2

155 Pets

Palo Alto, 4141 Old Trace Road, Oct. 2, 9-2 Great stuff! Jet Skis with trailer and toys,16’ flatbed trailer@accs., bikes, tools, SkyQ. Dobsonian 6” dia. telescope,Minolta copiers, bunk bed, treadmills and much, much, more!

Baby Cockatiel Hand fed. $45 ea. 650/815-5073

CRUTCHES: Aluminum Adjustable - $10


FUN Piano Voice Violin Guitar


Palo Alto, 479 Loma Verde Avenue, October 2; 9-3 Garage Sale, lots of stuff.

Ford 1990 Ranger SuperCab XLT w/ Rack - $2900

Flute, Clarinet, and Saxophone

$500-$700 Full board, pvt. stables, 11 flat acres. No riding. 650/851-1796

Alta Mesa Crypt

Antique Baby buggy Large wicker - $175

Museum Volunteers

Guitar Lessons 650-224-3550 beg/int all styles your home $60

Palo Alto, 427 Forest Ave, Saturday, October 2, 9a-4p New & near new items. Furniture, toys, books, collectibles, xmas & halloween decorations, household items.

235 Wanted to Buy Antique dolls

240 Furnishings/ Household items

Are you looking for mature Nanny Art Birthday Parties Child Care opening in San Carlos College Grad looking for PT Work Debbie’s Family Day Care - RWC



2 Italian Marble Lvg Rm Tables - $299



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Complete Bedroom Set - $850

Mother’s helper Happy to help u!

Entertainment Center Large, solid teak entertainment center with lots of storage and shelves. Excellent condition.

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Glass Table Top - $75 Hanging Lamp - $5 New big entertainment center!!! Oak Dining Set - $200 Porthole Clock - $110.00 Queen Bed & Matching Dressers! - $275 OBO Recliner - $50 Recycled Fir Wood Armoire - $300.00

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

VLS Multicultural,Bilingual.

340 Child Care Wanted Afternoon Care Afternoon Nanny Wanted/Palo Alto Mother’s helper for afternoons Nanny Jobs in Peninsula P/T Mother’s Helper/Nanny Wanted Los Altos, 20-25 hr/wk, M-F. Cooking, laundry, school pick up. CDL required. Call 650-440-2148.

345 Tutoring/ Lessons Chess Lessons for kids and adult French ,Spanish Lsns. 6506919863 guitar/piano/voice High School Math/Science tutor Math Instructor offers lessons One-to-One Tutoring Service Spanish Language Instruction By native Spanish speaker. Grammar & conversational. 1:1 or group of 4. Children & Adults welcome. (650)327-4612 Stanford-Educated Expert Tutors

2005 Kubota B2710 for sale 2005 Kubota B2710 Tractor Sale Price $2960, Diesel, 4WD, Mower, Loader mail for pictures / 949-861-9086.

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355 Items for Sale 18 mon/2y/3y/4y BOY clothes 24mon/3y/4y BOY clothes 2TVan Heusen black suit Barbie,bratz,dolls,girltoys$10 BOY comforter/blankets $25 Boy VHS videos BOYS Jackets6mon-3years Bugaboo Camaleon Stroller-$500 Dutalier Rocker Glider, Ottoman Fireman outfit pants/jacket4-7 y Graco LiteRider Stoller - 40 GRACO UPRIGHT CAR SEAT - $30 Leap FrogAlphabetPalCaterpillar

Apply as a bookkeeper Apply as a bookkeeper. Qualifications: -Excellent computer skills -Knowledge of simple Accounting softwares..Versacheck,peachtree etc -Internet-capable -Quick learner -Ability to work under pressure -Proven ability to handle sensitive and confidential information -Ability to work independently as well as part of a team -Strong verbal and written communication skills -Strong organizational skills -Ability to perform several tasks simultaneously -Would work only 3 days;Mondays,Wednesdays & Fridays -Maximum of 2hrs during work days -$1200 per month( i.e $300/wk) APPLICANTS WILL BE TRAINED PERSONALLY Only interested applicants reply to: Security Guards Wanted Security Guards Wanted Must carry valid California Guard Card Must carry Two valid forms of identification Location: Palo Alto (Stanford area) Hours: Swing (weekends required) Pay:$10.50 per hour

405 Beauty Services Brazilian Blowout Hair Treatment

425 Health Services Hernia Repair? Did You Receive a composix Kugel Mesh Patch Between 1999-2007? If patch was removed due to complications of bowel perforation, abdominal wall tears, puncture of abdominal organs or intestinal fistulae, you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727. (Cal-SCAN)

Business Services 604 Adult Care Offered BETTER LIVING HOME CARE Caring assistance w/personal touch Best Rates 24 hr or hourly. Ins., bonded. Call 415/684-0719

Perfect Organizing Executive home organizer. Exp. w/refs. Ms. Foster, 650/324-2325

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 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 ! !!

741 Flooring/ Carpeting

751 General Contracting

Aladdin Carpet and Floors Sales, installs, remodels and painting for the home. Free est. Lic. 1236 So. Abel St., Milpitas. Tony, 408-263-1988.

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

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Kitchens Baths Doors & Windows Dry Rot & Termite Specialists Small Jobs Welcome Multi-Unit Buildings Full Service Construction Lic. #842550

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Jobs 500 Help Wanted MOVIE EXTRAS earn up to $150/day to stand in backgrounds of major film. Experience not required. CALL NOW! 1-888-664-4621 (AAN CAN)

560 Employment Information $$$HELP WANTED$$$ Extra Income! Assembling CD cases from Home! No Experience Necessary! Call our Live Operators Now! 1-800-405-7619 EXT 2450 http://www. (AAN CAN) EARN $75 - $200 HOUR Media Makeup Artist Training. Ads, TV, Film, Fashion. One week class. Stable job in weak economy. Details at 310-364-0665 (AAN CAN) Computer Work Work from anywhere 24/7. Up to $1,500 Part Time to $7,500/mo. Full Time. Training provided. or call 1-888-304-2847. (Cal-SCAN) Drivers - Dedicated Run 20 Drivers Needed. CDL-A, Experienced 11 Western States. STABLE Family Owned - ANDRUS TRANSPORTATION. Good Pay, Routes, People! 1-800-888-5838 or 1-866-806-5119 x1402. (Cal-SCAN) EMT Free Training Plus pay, benefits, vacation, regular raises. HS grads ages 17-34. Help others. Gain financial security. Call Mon-Fri 1-800-345-6289. (Cal-SCAN) Reefer Drivers Experienced drivers and Class A commercial students welcome! Our Incredible Freight network offers plenty of miles! Call Prime today!1-800-277-0212. www. (Cal-SCAN)

Mendosa Housekeeping General cleaning Exp.,in large homes.18 years exp. (650)388-6439

Olgaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Housecleaning Res./Com. Wkly/mo. Low Rates. Local Refs. Expâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. & Friendly. I love My Job! Ins. (650)380-1406

624 Financial Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Your Money Lump sums paid for structured settlement or fixed annuity payments. Rapid, high payouts. Call J.G. Wentworth. 1-866-294-8772. A+ Better Business Bureau rating. (Cal-SCAN) crosetti funding CASH NOW we offer fast cash for your mortgage note, annuity, and business note call 1 800 391 4032


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645 Office/Home Business Services Advertise Online In a network of 140-plus newspaper websites. Border to Border with one order! $10 cost per thousand impressions statewide. Minimum $5,000 order. Call for details: 916/288-6010 www. (Cal-SCAN)

Regional Drivers More Hometime! Top Pay! Excellent Benefits! Newer Equipment! Up to $.41/mile company drivers! Heartland Express 1-800-441-4953. www. (Cal-SCAN)

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R. Alvarez Cleaning Weekly, monthly or one time cleaning. 15 years exp. Excel. refs. Lic. #41574. 650/369-1477 Socorroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Housecleaning Commâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l, residential, general, move in/out. Detailed, honest, good refs, 25 yrs exp. 650/245-4052

719 Remodeling/ Additions Domicile Construction, Inc.

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728 Drywall/Plaster Summit Drywall

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



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AAA Dannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Haul Away Residential and commercial waste. 650/669-2470 CLINTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 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 Frankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hauling Commercial, Residential, Garage, Basement & Yard. Clean-up. Fair prices. 650/361-8773

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



Serving the Peninsula since 1975/Owner-Operated!

327-5493 768 Moving Assistance STM-Organizing, Managing Moves 650-450-0928

619 Consultants K. Stewart Consulting Experienced Consultant for Business and Nonprofits: Please contact me for my rates and additional information. (646) 245-5230/

759 Hauling

$ Consult $DrSprayIrrigation $ Maintenance $La!RocGardens $EdibGardensV Boxes Lic. #725080 Leo Garcia Landscape/ Maintenance Lawn and irrig. install, clean-ups. Res. and comml. maint. Free Est. Lic. 823699. 650/369-1477.



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Noel Leal Gardening Service R.G. Landscape Yard clean-ups, maintenance, installations. Call Reno for free est., 650/468-8859 Rayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landscaping Lic. Since 1980. All yard work, incl. stone and concrete, fences and patios. 408/507-1014 Urielâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gardening Maint., haul, poison oak, clean up, free est. 650/862-1378 Uriel USA LANDSCAPING General Maintenance, Clean ups, Lawn, Fences, Retaining Walls, Sprinklers, Concrete. 10 years exp., free estimates. (408)891-2468 lic. #33088

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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 Commâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l/Residential, interior and ext., full service painting. Insured. Lic. 903303. 650/388-8577

775 Asphalt/ Concrete Mr. Low Price Driveways, patios, pavers, stamp, brick, block, all stone, retaining walls. Lic. #875321. Insured. Free est. 650/630-2866 Mtn. View Asphalt Driveway, parking lot seal coating. Small asphalt repair, striping. 30+ years family owned. Free est. Lic 507814. 650/967-1129 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 End the Clutter & Get Organized Residential Organizing by Debra Robinson (650)941-5073

787 Pressure Washing Emerald City Powerwashing Exterior Surface Cleaning Wood Deck Restoration 650/787-8017 Pressure Washing Decks * Patios * Driveways Becky, 650/493-7060

790 Roofing Priority Roofing Solutions, Inc. Roofing and Gutters 408-532-8020

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Real Estate 801 Apartments/ Condos/Studios Menlo Park, 2 BR/1 BA - $1,780/mo Mountain View, 2 BR/2 BA - $1660 / mo PA: 1BR/1BA $1230 mo. Upstairs. Bike to Stanford. Year lease. N/P. Avail. now. 650/493-9576 PA: 2BR/1BA $1495 mo. Downstairs. Bike to Stanford. Year lease. N/P. Avail. 10/1. 650/493-9576 Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $1,795/mon Palo Alto, 2 BR/2 BA Downtn beauty remodeled condo w/ pool. All new amenities $2900/mo. 650-207-5766 Palo Alto, 2 BR/2 BA - $2050 Portola Valley, Studio - $1,200 San Carlos, 2 BR/2.5 BA - $3500/mo


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805 Homes for Rent Atherton, 3 BR/2 BA - $3,995/mo Los Altos, 1 BR/2 BA - $1665 Los Altos, 3 BR/2.5 BA - $3850/mont Menlo Park, 2 BR/1 BA - $2290. Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA - $3495 Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA $4,000.LasLomSch,2car gar,Hardwood flrs,sun rm, dining rm,LndRm,InclGard.nosmk/pets, 650-598-7047 Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $ 4200/mon

Menlo Park, 4 BR/3.5 BA West Menlo Park Bright, airy, contemporary 4 bedroom/3.5 bath home and Sunset Magazine featured gardens. Elegant, modern architecture, integration of natural stone and wood throughout and top-of-line appointments, lots of windows looking out to park-like setting on large 12,600 lot. Chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen with Thermidor Professional range including grill and griddle, state-of-the-art appliances. Spacious, open floorplan and patio with BBQ area off of family room for easy entertaining. $2,050,000.00 MLS #81047276 650.327.5954 Mountain View, 3 BR/1.5 BA - $585,000 Redwood City, 5+ BR/4+ BA - $2599500 Redwood City: Emerald Hills, 5+ BR/4+ BA - $2599500 San Carlos, 4 BR/2 BA - $839000

830 Commercial/ Income Property Deli/Restaurant/Commercial OFFICE SPACE OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE! Downtown Menlo Park. 650-218-3669

840 Vacation Rentals/Time Shares Timeshares Sell/rent your timeshare for cash. Our Guaranteed Services will Sell/ Rent Your Unused Timeshare for CASH! Over $78 Million Dollars offered in 2009! www. (877) 554-2098 (Cal-SCAN) ALL INCLUSIVE GET-AWAY! Bed & Breakfast B&B Hotel Northstar Tahoe Point Reyes/Tomales Bay;on water â&#x20AC;&#x153;BARRACCAâ&#x20AC;?Incred.Views;sleeps4-8 reserv/info; 415-663-9543

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815 Rentals Wanted 1 Bedroom House/Cottage Long-Term Rental Needed Office to Share Professor seeks house Returning to Peninsula Trustworthy, energetic female. Seeking cottage/small house surrounded by nature. Exceptional refs. move in 11/1. (530)832-4534 Seeking Quiet Cottage/Guest Quar Share Office in Menlo Park

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850 Acreage/Lots/ Storage Arizona Distressed property sale. 36 to 70 acres, $19,900 to $29,900. Great recreational areas. Call for details and locations. Offered by AZLR. 1-888-690-8271. (Cal-SCAN) Montana: Land Bargain One time, Billings Area. 166 Acres: WAS-$229,900 NOW-$99,900 Only a few tracts! BELOW Market PRICES! Trees, ridges and views. Close to RoundUp, MT and Mussellshell River. The best land deal ever in Montana! Call 888-361-3006. www.WesternSkiesLand. com (Cal-SCAN)

860 Housesitting Housesitter / petsitter Responsible female. Local Exp.Great refs. Short term/long term. 415-342-7088.

890 Real Estate Wanted 4bd rental wanted Crescent Park/Old P.A. rental

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 541895 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 93 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): KIROSH INC 93 W El Camino Real Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 06/01/1976. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on August 30, 2010. (Voice Sep. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 2010) RELIANCE LIMO SERVICE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 542183 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Reliance Limo Service at 460 Tyrella Ave., Unit B, 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): VARINDER SINGH 460 Tyrella Ave., Unit B Mountain View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 09-07-2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on September 7, 2010. (Voice Sep. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 2010) THE CAR DOCTOR FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 541802 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: The Car Doctor at 2239 Old Middlefield Way St., D, Mtn. View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): SCHALLER AUTOMOTIVE INC. 2239 Old Middlefield Way St., D Mtn. View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 2-24-09. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on August 26, 2010. (Voice Sep. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 2010) TRACKMASTER AXCIS TRACKMASTER FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 542568 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: (1)Trasckmaster (2) Axcis Trackmaster at 2584 Wyandotte St., Mountain View, CA 94043 Santa Clara County: This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/ registrant(s) is(are): AXCIS INFORMATION NETWORK, INC. 2584 Wyandotte St. Mountain View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 4/15/1993.

This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on September 16, 2010 . (Voice Sep 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 2010) CHRISTINAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALON FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 542146 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Christinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Salon at 108B Rengstorff Ave., 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): MICHAEL WU 17815 Condit Rd. Morgan Hill, CA 95037 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 September 7, 2010. (Voice Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010)

997 All Other Legals ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA Case No.: 110CV183142 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner TERRENCE MICHAEL NICHOLSON JR. filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: TERRENCE MICHAEL NICHOLSON JR. to JENNIFER MURPHY. 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: December 7, 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: September 22, 2010 /s/ Thomas Wm. Cain JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (Voice Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010) NOTICE This is to serve as notice that AT&T Mobility, LLC is in the process of fulfilling compliance requirements for a proposed 43-foot telecommunications tower at 342 Sierra Vista Avenue, Mountain View CA. Comments are sought on the effect of the proposed tower on historic properties within the viewshed of the proposed tower per the Nationwide Programmatic Agreement of March 7, 2005 under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. For comments, please write to: Ms. Corrie Metz, 10625 W. I-70 Frontage Rd. North, Suite 3, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. (Voice Oct. 1, 2010)

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12100 OLD SNAKEY RD $3,795,000 Green Gables w/formal LR w/ fp, updated kit w/granite & stainless apps. FR w/ built-ins.

517 LASSEN ST $765,000 Townhome just steps to downtown Los Altos. Sep. LR, DR and FR. Largest unit!

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85 WATKINS AVE SAT 1:30 - 4:30 $1,445,000 4 BR 3 BA Fabulous Atherton home near Holbrook-Palmer Park. Large sunny backyard. Feels like new! Janie & John Barman 650.325.6161

460 SANTA ROSA DR SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,995,000 4 BR 4.5 BA An upper-level mstr ste is a lavish retreat w/a separate sitting area,pass-through frplc. Vicki Geers 650.941.7040

CONDO IN SECURED BUILDING $239,000 1 BR 1 BA Great condo in secured building. Upgrades include granite countertops,French drs to LR, W/D Rod Creason 650.325.6161 SPACIOUS, GREAT LOCATION $98,500 2 BR 2 BA Beautiful mobile home located in 55+ Park. Many custom features. Spacious floor plan Deborah Greenberg 650.328.5211

354 EMBARCADERO RD SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,079,000 3 BR 2 BA Turn of the century charmer with period details through out. Old PA, close to Trader Joe's Alan Loveless 650.325.6161 3065 GREER RD SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,025,000 4 BR 2 BA Uniquely enlarged converted garage with high super ceilings, lots of light. Jerry Haslam 650.948.0456 1071 EMBARCADERO RD SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $999,000 3 BR 2 BA Bright and Beautiful home with guest cottage. Award winning schools: Duveneck,Jordan,Paly Lan L. Bowling 650.328.5211 764 CLARA DR SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $997,000 3 BR 2 BA A nice midtown home on a quiet tree lined street, fresh paint, P.A. schools, comfortable David Korner 650.328.5211 685 HIGH ST. UNIT# 5B SUN 1 - 4 $899,000 2 BR 2.5 BA Unique, light-filled & updated throughout! Approx 1,485 sq ft. Convenient to vibrant dntwn Maha Najjar 650.325.6161 4290 PONCE DR SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $875,000 3 BR 2 BA Large 3BR+Loft/2BA, 2-car attached gar. Gunn HS Dist (ck availability). Community pool. Dante Drummond 650.325.6161 3712 HERON WAY SAT 1:30 - 4:30 $838,000 3 BR 3 BA Elegant 2-year new townhome, many green built w/energy efficient features. Judy Shen 650.328.5211 3421 ORINDA ST SAT/SUN 1:30-4:30 $818,000 3 BR 2 BA Charming bungalow. Freshly painted, granite countertops, wood flooring, prof. landscaping. Jon Anderson 650.325.6161 2811 EMERSON ST SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $799,000 3 BR 2 BA Oak floors, brick fireplace, abundant storage, great light, pleasant patios, garage. Nancy Goldcamp 650.325.6161 4137 THAIN WY SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $739,000 2 BR 2 BA Cathedral ceilings, firepl, wd flrs, good light, good storage, balconies, big laundry rm. John Fyten 650.325.6161 ELEGANT LIFESTYLE! $725,000 2 BR 2 BA Luxury Condos in Downtown PA w/ exceptional amenities. Pool, fitness rm, guest apts. Jo Jackson/Barbara Sawyer 650.325.6161 REMODELED END UNIT CONDO $449,000 1 BR 1 BA Contemporary 1 level w/ hi ceiling, lr/dr combo, open granite kit, cheery br, garden patio Barbara Sawyer 650.325.6161

461 MYRTLE ST SUN 1 - 4 $829,000 4 BR 3 BA Opportunity on rare 9800sf level lot! Tree-lined street in desirable Mt Carmel neighborhd. Wendi Selig-Aimonetti 650.328.5211 314 E ST SAT/SUN 1 - 4 $599,000 3 BR 1 BA Shows well w/hdwd flrs, updatd kit&bath. Dual paned windws, grt deck & trellis in lrg yd. Wendi Selig-Aimonetti 650.328.5211 268 ALEXANDER AV SUN 1-4 $450,000 1 BR 1 BA Adorable cottage. Stunning remodel of kitchen & bath w/granite, Viking, Cherry cabinets. Arvada Darnell 650.325.6161



455 E EDITH AV SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,589,000 5 BR 3 BA Updated spacious Kit designed w/the cook in mind.LR/DR combo w/frplc,lrg FR opens to deck. Helen Kuckens 650.941.7040 355 WAVERLY LN SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,525,000 3 BR 2.5 BA Original owner w/pride of ownership. LivRm DinRm combo,FamRm,sep.offc/studio. Helen Kuckens 650.941.7040 1028 LOS ALTOS AV SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,349,000 3 BR 2 BA Large 16,000+ SF lot with 3 bedroom, 2 bath home ready for renovation or rebuild. Kirk Mahncke 650.941.7040 36 LYELL ST SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,099,500 4 BR 3 BA Remodeled 4 bedrooms, 3 bath.Prime Los Altos downtown location!Beautiful tree & yard. Terri Couture 650.941.7040 81 LOS ALTOS SQUARE SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $829,000 2 BR 2.5 BA Sleek home,remdld w/granite in kitchen & baths.Open living/dining space w/fp. Charlene & Vicki Geers 650.941.7040 575 TYNDALL ST #7 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $530,000 2 BR 2 BA Upgraded single story close to downtown LA. LR w/FP. Detached gar. Private patio w/storage Leannah Hunt & Laurel Robinson 650.325.6161 535 TYNDALL ST SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $525,000 2 BR 2 BA One level condo in the heart of Los Altos.Lrg priv.front yrd. Shelly Potvin 650.941.7040

1350 SHERMAN AV SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,095,000 4 BR 3 BA Enjoy both - location and house. Lg. kit/great room. Formal LR+DR. Oak floors.2 FP. Nancy Goldcamp 650.325.6161 1020 SHERMAN AV SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,249,000 4 BR 2 BA This charming home near Downtown Menlo Park features stepping stones & towering trees. Pooneh Fouladi 650.325.6161 1781 STONE PINE LN SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $898,000 3 BR 2.5 BA Beautiful, spacious 3-level home. Walls of glass. Large, bright kitchen w/breakfast rm. Ken Morgan/Arlene Gault 650.328.5211

LOS ALTOS HILLS 12790 CAMINO MEDIO LN SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,500,000 5 BR 2 BA Remodel or build your dream home on this mostly flat lot close to the village. PA schools. Dorothy Gurwith 650.325.6161 25620 ELENA RD SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,495,000 5 BR 3 BA On a sprawling flat acre in the hills! 5BD/3BA home w/views of the Western Hills. Jo Buchanan & Stuart Bowen 650.941.7040 26109 ELENA RD SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,250,000 6 BR 6.5 BA Convenient flr plan.Like new.Lrg public area w/dramatic high ceilings. Elena Talis 650.941.7040

MOUNTAIN VIEW 1355 LLOYD WY SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,149,000 5 BR 2.5 BA On oversized lot.Within blocks of Dwntwn MV,McKelvey Prk,Ice Cream. Elizabeth Thompson 650.941.7040 DUPLEX IN MOUNTAIN VIEW! $849,000 Spacious duplex in Mtn. View! Each unit has 2 bedrooms,1 bath, & garage! BY APPT. ONLY! DiPali Shah 650.325.6161 510 FRONT LN SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $848,000 3 BR 2.5 BA Stylish contemporary w/lots of designer touches.Hdwd flrs,stainless app,granite counters. Yvonne Gau 650.941.7040 809 ALICE AV SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $825,000 3 BR 2 BA Updated w/granite & stainless steel in kitchen w/breakfast bar.LivRm has frplc & bay wndw Jim Galli 650.941.7040 2080 MARICH WAY #2 SAT 1:30 - 4:30 $788,000 3 BR 2.5 BA Spacious ~1650 sf TH w/yard. Hi ceilings, inside lndry, grge. Tranquil, borders Los Altos. Shilpa Merchant 650.941.7040 1354 DALE AV #1 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $538,000 2 BR 2.5 BA 2 lrg bdrms w/priv.balconies,plus patio,LivRm/DinRm combo,2-car attchd gar,frplc,A/C. Kathy Horvath 650.941.7040 END UNIT W/INSIDE LAUNDRY $333,000 1 BR 1 BA One level w/no one above or below, FP, remod kit w/granite,slate flrs,new appliances,patio Greg Stange 650.325.6161

PALO ALTO NEW HOME IN OLD PALO ALTO $4,450,000 5 BR 5.5 BA New 5,695sf home w/gourmet kit & att FR w/FP.Full basement w/media room. MST ste w/walk-in Debbie Nichols 650.325.6161 1501 BRYANT ST SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $3,849,000 4 BR 3 BA Classic Center Hall Colonial hm on a lrg 12,825 sq. ft. lot. Separate dining rm, hd flrs. Debbie Nichols 650.325.6161 805 COLORADO AV SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,198,000 5 BR 3.5 BA Beautifully designed 8 year new home in prime Midtown Palo Alto. Conveniently located! Teresa Lin 650.328.5211 1881 FULTON ST SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,195,000 3 BR 2 BA One Level Hm on Christmas Tree Lane. LR w/FP, DR &Court Yard to entertain. Secret Garden. Ann Anni Chu 650.328.5211 157 PRIMROSE WY SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,625,000 3 BR 1.5 BA Tranquil 2,060sqft garden home. Lrg chef kitch. Hrdwd flrs. High ceil. Beautiful updated. Stephanie Hewitt 650.325.6161 2-HOMES,INCOME, BUILD NEW $1,549,000 2-Homes, 12,900 sq ft lot, Build your Dream home. Use as Rental Income. Move-in Condition! Deborah Greenberg 650.328.5211 1499 COWPER ST SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,399,000 3 BR 2.5 BA Bring your contractor! Explore options on 7k SF lot in Old PA facing Lawn Bowling Green Pk Clara Lee/Geraldine Asmus 650.328.5211 382 CHRISTOPHER CT SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,189,000 3 BR 2 BA South Palo Alto residence privately situated on a large lot in a cul-de-sac location. Mark Nadim 650.325.6161 961 MADDUX DR $1,179,000 5 BR 2 BA Expanded & remodeled 2007.Granite kitchen, stainless appl, new roof. Great location! Rod Creason/Carolyn Lott 650.325.6161 21 ROOSEVELT CI SUN 1 - 4 $1,108,000 3 BR 2 BA Gracious home w/bonus dining room &bedroom. Solar-heated sparkling pool in back yard. Joanne Shapiro 650.328.5211

SAN JOSE 4568 STRAWBERRY PARK DR SAT/SUN 1 - 4 $678,000 3 BR 2 BA Lovely home in desirable Morland Schools.Great opportunity to remodel.Spacious LR w/frplc. Nena Price 650.948.0456 5564 YALE DR SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $569,000 3 BR 2 BA W/dual pane wndws,newer roof & diswasher.New carpet & wood grain laminate flrs.Lrg yard. Marcie Soderquist 650.941.7040

SANTA CLARA 2052 KIMBERLIN PL SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $679,000 3 BR 3 BA 1 bedroom downstairs.2 master suite upstairs.Remodeled bathrooms with granite.1935 sq.ft. Mimi Baker 650.941.7040

SARATOGA 15363 PEACH HILL RD SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,198,000 5 BR 4.5 BA Fabulous, "move-in ready", private, ~4700sf on >1 ac. in Montalvo area. Saratoga schls! Shilpa Merchant 650.941.7040

SUNNYVALE 625 W. REMINGTON DRIVE SAT/SUN 1 - 4 $889,000 4 BR 2 BA Atrium model w/skylight,updated kitch w/tile counters & wood-trimmed cabinets,Fam Rm. Melanie Johnson 650.948.0456 MAGNIFICENT MARY MANOR $165,000 2 BR 2 BA Updated manufactured home in terrific neighborhood. A great condo alternative! Over 1400sf Janie & John Barman 650.325.6161

WOODSIDE 0 SKYLINE BL SUN 1:30 - 3:30 $1,990,000 40 Acre Estate Property. Surrounded by estates and open space. RSVP for Tours Gordon Ferguson 650.328.5211

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Mountain View Voice 10.01.2010 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the October 1.2010 edition of the Mountain View Voice

Mountain View Voice 10.01.2010 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the October 1.2010 edition of the Mountain View Voice