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“AIRGOOGLE” A Boeing 767 owned by Google’s top three executives parked in front of Hangar 211 at NASA Ames Research Center on Tuesday, Jan. 25. Several of the executives’ smaller planes are parked in the background.



n an unexpected move, on Monday night Los Altos School District board members rejected plans to construct a flood basin at Blach Middle School, halting a larger project that would protect 2,220 homes in Mountain View and Los Altos from floods. The board surprised Santa Clara Valley Water District officials by voting 4-1 against the Blach School basin, despite previous support


from a four-member majority. The board said that the 7-acre, 10-footdeep basin would prevent future sale or development of the school’s fields if it needs to expand in the future. The sole supporter, board member Tamara Logan, called that concern a “red herring” because the school district would probably never use the space for anything but athletic fields. Water District engineer Afshin Rouhani said the entire $40 million project — which includes three

other flood basins — may now be scaled back, modified or killed altogether. An affordable alternative is to build a dam upstream near Lehigh cement quarry, which could impact wildlife and endangered red-legged frogs in the area, Rouhani said. It would complement some of the remaining flood basins and block water flow only during heavy storms. The move confirmed fears See FLOOD BASIN, page 7

our years after the surprise news that Google executives were allowed to base their private planes at Moffett Federal Airfield, there have been not been similar agreements made to use the airfield as officials had promised. Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page, co-founder Sergey Brin and chairman Eric Schmidt have the special privilege of flying in and out of Moffett Federal Airfield for business and pleasure, including trips to Tahiti, Gavin Newsom’s wedding in Montana and the Cannes Film festival. Their growing fleet of aircraft now includes at least one helicopter, two jumbo jets and a fighter jet. The advocacy group Consumer Watchdog has issued a report criticizing Mountain View-based Google’s “cozy” relationship with the federal government, using the controversial deal for “AirGoogle” to use Moffett as the most visible example, and calling out NASA for playing favorites with Google on Moffett’s airfield. The report says that the privilege of landing at Moffett has been denied to others who came willing to pay for it, including a non-profit called Humanitarian Air Logistics (HAL). “It’s a sign of the times,” said Paul Asmus, president of Palo Alto-based HAL, in an interview with the Voice. “The wealthy get special treatment and the rest of us don’t. I’m fighting to create jobs for people, and these people (NASA and Google) sure weren’t helping. I wasted a year and a half” trying to base planes at Moffett. The plans would have been used to transport food and supplies to the world’s disaster zones, he said. Since the responsibility was dumped on them several years ago, NASA Ames has struggled to pay the $7 million a year to run the


Moffett airfield, even with the $1.3 million a year from the Google executives pay to park their planes there. “We will act responsibly and aggressively to meet that shortfall,” NASA Ames official Steve Zornetzer told the Mountain View City Council in 2007. “There will be other partnerships.” Favoritism at Moffett? The deal allowing the “Google jets” at Moffett has been called the “ultimate perk” for Silicon Valley executives, many of whom would be happy to pay for the convenience of a runway in the middle of Silicon Valley. Asmus knows at least one of them. He had partnered with a billionaire, See AIRGOOGLE, page 10

City leaders cool with Google shake-up By Daniel DeBolt


ith more businesses than ever targeting its customers, Google is aiming to get back some spark from its early days with co-founder Larry Page now taking the helm as CEO. The company’s 10-year CEO, 55-year-old Eric Schmidt, will step down and take the job of executive chairman. Cofounder Sergey Brin joins the two to continue to run the company as a “triumvirate,” See GOOGLE CEO, page 6

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BAR-GOER PICKS FIGHT WITH COP Three Mountain View police officers found their hands full with an unruly bar patron in the early hours of Sunday, Jan. 23. It took all three officers to restrain and cuff a 6-foot-7-inch, 260-pound Zen Lounge patron who was causing a ruckus near the entry to the club, according to a police spokeswoman. Police said the man challenged the largest officer to a fight after he was ordered to go home. The incident began when one of the arresting officers saw the man struggling with a bouncer in front of Zen on Castro Street at about 1:53 a.m., said Liz Wylie, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department. The man was yelling at passersby “in an aggressive manner� and refusing to leave. The officer called for backup and two additional policemen soon arrived, Wylie said. When the police told the belligerent man to leave, he began lunging at the officers, while his female companion attempted to coax him away. When the man challenged the largest officer to fight, all three officers descended on him, bringing him to the ground “using their full combined body weight,� Wylie said. Police arrested Vernon Gortner, 36, of San Jose on charges of resist-

ing or obstructing an officer. He was booked into county jail. None of the officers were injured, Wylie said. Gortner had minor scrapes on his back but refused medical treatment.

INDECENT EXPOSURE AT WALMART A local 37-year-old man was arrested and charged with indecent exposure after he exposed himself to a 30-year-old woman inside the Mountain View Walmart, police said. Police took Juan Perez into custody after finding him outside of the store, Mountain View police spokeswoman Liz Wylie said. Although indecent exposure is usually a misdemeanor, because Perez had two prior convictions for the same offense, he was charged with a felony and booked into jail, Wylie said. Perez also had two warrants outside of Santa Clara County for being drunk in public.

LIQUOR STORE SCUFFLE A man was arrested Monday afternoon, Jan. 24, after chasing several people around a Mountain View liquor store, “telling them he loved them and talking about Jesus� and refusing to leave, police said. See CRIME BRIEFS, page 9


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Youngest sister testifies in Carbajal case By Nick Veronin



RHYTHM’S GONNA GET YOU From left, Laura Catalaá, Sofia Lee, Gaby Dorrego and Luna Catalaá step in time at Graham Middle School’s three-hour “Zumbathon” on Friday, Jan. 21. Several professional Zumba instructors came to in the school’s gym to help raise money for the Graham PTA. “It was a success,” said Kym Wenneberg, who is the PTA’s vice president and a Zumba instructor at the Mountain View YMCA.

Faulty smoker blamed in fire at Dittmer’s By Nick Veronin


malfunctioning smoker could be to blame for a two-alarm blaze that significantly damaged a butcher shop and shut down a neighboring sushi restaurant in Mountain View early Sunday afternoon, a fire spokeswoman said. Firefighters responded to an employee-reported fire at Dittmer’s Gourmet Meats and Wurst-Haus at 400 San Antonio Road at about 11:50 a.m. Jan. 23, fire spokeswoman Jaime Garrett said. Arriving crews found flames and smoke coming out of the butcher

shop, and about 30 firefighters were called in to put out the blaze, Garrett said. The fire appears to have started in one of the butcher shop’s two commercial smokers, Garrett said. The fire burned mostly in the building’s attic and rafters, Garret said. The inside of the store was unscathed by the flames, but there was extensive smoke damage, with an estimated repair cost of $60,000, she said. Dittmer Bubert, the store’s founder, speculated that the finely ground wood chips that produce smoke for the smoker may have caught fire after the machine’s thermostat

malfunctioned. He guessed that a grease flare up may have caused the fire to spread through the ceiling and into the attic. No injuries were reported, but Dittmer’s and the neighboring Masa Sushi closed until further notice because a wall separating the two businesses was damaged in the fire, Garrett said. A representative from Masa said she did not know when the sushi restaurant would reopen. Bubert, who opened the store in 1978, crafts his gourmet meats according to German traditions he began learning as a teenager in See DITTMER’S, page 7

No green at city’s golf course OPERATION SET TO LOSE UP TO $1.5 MILLION; OUTSOURCING IS NEXT STEP By Daniel DeBolt


he City Council said Tuesday that the best way to figure out whether to outsource the golf course operation is to ask private operators and the city to compete in a bidding process. That’s what the council directed city staff to do in a study session Tuesday on Shoreline Golf Links. The course is running a grow-

ing deficit, estimated between $900,000 and $1.5 million next year, and has burned through reserves this year. Council member Margaret Abe-Koga was the only opponent to what she apparently thought was a reckless rush to cut costs. “Why didn’t we talk about this four or five years ago?” she said. A city survey of 18-hole golf courses in the area found that privately operated courses at Palo

Alto and Santa Clara were paying half of Shoreline’s $1.8 million in employee costs, while Sunnyvale, the only other city-run course in the bunch, was spending $400,000 less on employee pay. The city is still working on a way to cut costs at the course without outsourcing, but that plan will be compared in detail with bids from private operators to manage the course, according to council direction Tuesday.

former Mountain View teacher testified Tuesday that she noticed a dramatic change in the behavior of one of the alleged victims of Pedro Carbajal during the two years she taught the girl. Carbajal, a Mountain View resident and youth soccer coach, is on trial for allegedly molesting and raping his three young nieces over the course of several years. In the San Jose courtroom of Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Griffin M. J. Bonini, the teacher, Elizabeth Kraynek, said that she’d taught the youngest of the alleged victims in both 3rd and 4th grade. She “definitely noticed changes in her behavior in 4th grade,” she said. These changes, according to Kraynek’s testimony, prompted her to fill out a “concern form” asking school administrators and the school counselor to conduct an investigation into the root of the girl’s behavior. The time period over which Kraynek noticed the change corresponds roughly with the time the youngest victim claims her uncle molested her. The girl in question, who is currently 14, is the youngest of the three sisters who all claim their uncle — Carbajal — sexually molested them over the course of several years when they were all around the age of 8 or 9; the eldest told the court that her uncle raped her. The incidents are said to have taken place from five to 11 years ago in Mountain View and Los Gatos. “He touched me in a way that The city’s golf course employees, represented by the Service Employees International Union, are caught in the middle of the problem, and Community Services Director Dave Muela said he could not say that their pay could be lowered enough to make the course viable. However, a reduction in the number of personnel is on the table, he said. If outsourced, as many as 11 union employees could be out of a job, said council member Mike Kasperzak, depending on whether the private operator hires them back. The city will not be asking for

I didn’t like,” the youngest girl testified on Jan. 19, telling the jury that she was around nine years old at the time. She occasionally choked up during the trial, just as her two older sisters had when they took the witness stand earlier in the trial. During the cross examination, defense attorney Darby William asked the former teacher whether it is normal for children to change dramatically between 3rd and 4th grade. Kraynek said that children generally become more self-conscious and “hormonal” at that age, but added that in the case of the alleged victim, “it just didn’t feel typical.” Last week, William asked why it took so long for the three sisters to come forward about the alleged abuse. Why did each of them respond frequently with, “I don’t remember,” when pressed for specific details, William asked, and lingered on questions about whether the sisters had any reason to be angry with Carbajal in the weeks leading up to the allegations of sexual abuse. The sisters all denied having a score to settle with Carbajal and attributed their forgetfulness to a number of factors. All three said they initially didn’t come forward because they didn’t want to break up the family, and that they have forgotten details either because so much time has passed or they have tried to forget the trauma. Ellen Wheeler, a trustee of the Mountain View Whisman School District, sat on Carbajal’s side of the courtroom on Jan. 20 and said during a recess that she preSee CARBAJAL, page 7

bids to lease the golf course, only to manage it. Such agreements typically last five years, and cities pay the operator a fee to operate the course. But the city would still be largely responsible for the course’s budget. It’s the most popular method of outsourcing city-owned courses in the Bay Area, a city staff member said, and “would afford us easier access to the golf course for ongoing maintenance” of the landfill underneath, Muela said. Muela added that the need to close down sections of the golf See STORY, page 7




Some English learners are lagging GAP IN TEST SCORES WORRIES MV WHISMAN OFFICIALS By Nick Veronin


growing number of elementary and middle school students are learning to speak English in Mountain View schools, although one subset within the English-learning population is lagging, local education officials say. Low-income English learners, a group composed largely of Spanishspeaking Latino families, are not picking up the language as well as the English-learning population on the whole, according to Phyllis Rodgers, director of the district’s English language learner program. Recent data collected from standardized English proficiency tests showed there was an even larger gap between the low-income and Latino subsets of English learners and English learners from Europe. Rodgers acknowledged that there was a definite correlation between Latino students and low English proficiency, but attributed the gap to socio-economic factors. Since 2008, more than 400 English language learners have entered the Mountain View Whisman School District. This school year, scores from the California English Language Development Test show that 30 percent of white English learners were designated “advanced,� while 6 percent were considered to be “beginners.� On the other hand, 23 percent of English-learning Hispanics were at the beginner level and only 7 percent were highly proficient. Rodgers said that the gap in performance between whites and

Hispanics was most likely due to the fact that many Latin American immigrants living in Mountain View are not as well equipped to help their children learn the new language as other families within the English-learning population — especially European families, who are often college educated and drawn to the area by the promise of high tech jobs. In a presentation to the district’s board of trustees Jan. 6, Rodgers used two bar graphs to compare the proficiency of English-learning Hispanic students against the socio-economically disadvantaged English-learning subset. The two charts were nearly identical. “We’re not meeting the needs of kids that we need to be meeting,� she said. Socio-economically disadvantaged students are those whose parents have not earned a high school diploma or who qualify for free or reduced-cost lunches. The low scores among Englishlearning Hispanic students concern Rodgers, especially considering that they account for 75 percent of the district’s English learners and about 30 percent of the entire Mountain View Whisman student body. Last year Theuerkauf Elementary School missed state-mandated standardized test targets for English and language arts scores among its Hispanic and English language learner subgroup. Missing those targets was part of the reason Theuerkauf is currently in “program improvement,� a designation that prompted a handful of parents to pull their

children out of the school. The latest test scores are troubling, Rodgers said, but she is positive about what the future holds. Even as she readily acknowledges the challenges facing the district, she draws inspiration from her past. The daughter of two firstgeneration immigrants, Rodgers grew up in a household where her father never spoke English and her mother only learned the language in an informal way. “Look where I am,� she said, speaking with no hint of an accent. “It certainly is something that can be done.� Still, she said, it would be best if parents did as much as they can to encourage their children to learn English. Even if they don’t have the time to learn the language themselves, parents must encourage their children to learn English and keep on them about completing homework assignments, Rodgers said. Such guidance is often missing in socio-economically disadvantaged households, Rodgers said, noting that in many of these homes parents lack an advanced education and may be working multiple jobs just to keep their children clothed and fed. The district is working to reach less affluent families and make it easier for the parents to engage with teachers and administration, Rodgers said. The schools have translators available and phone trees that offer options in both English and Spanish. “It takes a partnership with the families to make a kid successful,� she said. V

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GARY WOODCOCK Gary Woodcock, a life-long resident of Mountain View and Los Altos, died at home Jan. 12 from complications from pneumonia. He was 57. He graduated from Los Altos High School and attended Foothill College. He had a long career as principle technician at Spectra Physics in Mountain View, G.E. Nuclear and the U.S. Dept. of Energy at Stanford Linear Accelerator National Laboratory (SLAC). At Spectra, he designed and built the largest high-vacuum thin film chamber in the world, friends said. Friends remember Woodcock as an Eagle Scout and avid outdoorsman who enjoyed surfing, scuba diving and fishing. He performed highly technical welding work underwater in scuba gear while at G.E., and his technical acumen helped save a batch of beer for Tied House brewmaster Bob Stoddard when overactive chillers threatened the brew, friends said. He is survived by his mother Fern Elmore; and his brothers Keith


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but with Page, 38, as top decisionmaker. The change was interesting to several City Council members in Mountain View where the city government could see growth in property tax revenue depending on how well the company does and how fast it grows. Tech industry veteran and council member Laura Macias called it a “tried and true recipe for Silicon Valley� to bring in a founder to run the company. “Look what happens to Apple when they let Steve Jobs come back,� said council member Mike Kasperzak. “There’s something about the passion the founders, and in particular these founders, have for the organization.� Schmidt was seen by many as the “adult� brought in to run the company 10 years ago when Page, Google’s first CEO, was 28 and there were fewer than 200 employees in a small Mountain View office. But after the last decade “The training wheels are off, these guys are old enough now to run the company,� Kasperzak said. In a blog post announcing the change, Schmidt appears to be saying that the company is looking to be more agile, perhaps seeking that “start-up spark,� as some have called it. Schmidt said the change will “speed up decision making� because Google has become more “complicated� to manage as it has grown to 24,000 employees world-

Woodcock and Steve McQuinn. A memorial service was held at Saint Simon’s Catholic Church in Los Altos. His family prefers memorial donations be made to the American Lung Association.

LEONOR RAMIREZ HERNANDEZ Leonor Ramirez Hernandez, a longtime Mountain View resident, died Jan. 21. She was 76. A native of Arizona, she was a cannery worker for 30 years and a founding member of Club Estrella of Mountain View. Hernandez is survived by her husband of 58 years, Manuel Hernandez; her children Luci Martin, Theresa Martinez and Amanda Gitthens; her siblings John Ramirez, Angelita Ramirez and Rachel Corto; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services were held Jan. 26 at St. Joseph’s Church in Mountain View, with interment at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery. Arrangements were by Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary.

wide, with a 20-percent workforce increase in the last year alone. After 10 years of having “equal� decision making power, “we will continue to discuss the big decisions among the three of us,� Schmidt wrote. “But we also have agreed to clarify our individual roles so there’s clear responsibility and accountability at the top of the company.� Some Google employees are reportedly concerned about the timing of the transition, but one contacted by the Voice, speaking anonymously, said that the move was overblown by news reports calling it a “shakeup� and said it “made sense.� Another said that most Google employees seemed “upbeat� about the change along with Google’s increased revenues last quarter. It comes after a tough year for Schmidt as the face of a company that did not seem to be living up to its motto of “do no evil� in what many saw as an assault on net neutrality by both Google and Verizon. Schmidt wrote that he is “enormously proud� of his 10 years and he will continue as an adviser to Page and Brin, on top of “external� business responsibilities for Google. The announcement also coincided with reports from Google that its revenues were up 26 percent last quarter at $8.4 billion. Google’s newest ventures, Android, Youtube and Chrome, are “on fire,� Schmidt wrote. See GOOGLE CEO, next page

-PDBM/FXT ing it unaffordable, according to the Water District. The board also asked about enlarging the controversial flood basin set for the Cuesta Annex in Mountain View, which the community clearly opposed during a lengthy master planning process for the Annex in 2008. The school board rejected the basin despite the water district agreeing to install a new track and combination football/soccer field with artificial turf, restrooms and a storage shed. Rouhani said there was a possibility that the school board members could change their minds, and that the water district would continue to work with them. Mountain View City Council

members have approved conceptual plans for flood basins at the Cuesta Annex and McKelvey Park that would each hold the same 60-acre-feet of water volume as Blach, while Santa Clara County has supported a flood basin at Rancho San Antonio that would hold 100 acre feet. The project is funded by the Clean and Safe Creeks Act approved by voters in 2000 with the goal of protecting 1,600 properties from flood damage. It would save property owners from having to buy flood insurance and would protect homes in the event of a 100-yearflood of Permanente Creek, meaning a flood that has a one percent chance of happening every year.

Germany. He has been honored multiple times with awards from the California Association of Meat Processors. He attributes the awards to never

compromising on the quality of his ingredients. “You use the best and you can make the best,� he said. Both his son and daughter work in the family business, he said. While he has yet to sort out all of the details with the insurance company, the city and the county,

Bubert is confident that his store will reopen soon. He said the store might reopen in as little as one week, although he said it could take as long as two months to get back on track. Bay City News Service contributed to this report.



sumed him innocent until proven guilty. Carbajal, whom Wheeler knows through various community events, coached a Mountain View soccer league for at-risk youth before he was arrested in February 2009 and charged with molesting his two younger nieces and raping the eldest. “My sense of him was that he was an up-and-coming community leader,� Wheeler said. She said she has spoken with three attorneys regarding the case, all of whom said it is unusual that Carbajal has maintained the level of community support that he has. A group of five to eight people identifying themselves as “friends and relatives� of Carbajal have sat on his side of the courtroom since the trial began on Jan. 14 .

course to maintain the landfill caused tension with a golf course operator who leased the course until 1995. The course opened in 1983. Operators will also be asked to bid on running the pro shop only, as some City Council members believe that may be enough to cut costs. To reduce costs, the city has not filled two vacancies in the pro shop

where there were five full time employees selling golf gear and offering lessons. A maintenance worker position has also been left vacant. With $4 million in expenses this year and only $3.2 million in revenues, the city-run course has run out of reserves. Without changes it may begin taking as much as $1.5 million from the general fund in June, leaving less for core city services like the library and police.


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expressed previously by Mountain View City Council members, who hoped that their support of the project’s flood basins in two Mountain View parks would encourage Los Altos to make the sacrifice as well. “Mountain View should be part of the solution, but it should not be the main solution,� said council member Laura Macias in 2007. As an alternative, Los Altos School board members said they were interested in an underground reservoir at Blach, which would cost an estimated $38 million, mak-


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Google’s success could mean new development in Mountain View, as Google has proposed zoning changes to allow as many as 1,500 homes to accommodate Google employees north of Highway 101 along Shoreline Boulevard. To accommodate Google’s growth, the city is negotiating a lease with Google for an office building at the corner of Shoreline Boulevard and Charleston Avenue, among numerous other properties Google owns along Shorebird Way that could soon be redeveloped, said the city’s economic development director, Ellis Berns. V

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who he would not name, to try to lease space at Moffett. The idea was that Asmus’ company would include the billionaire’s planes in humanitarian relief efforts when he wasn’t using them. Asmus’ nonprofit and the billionaire would pay for hangar space, like Google’s executives, bolstering Ames’ shrinking budget. It appeared to be a win-win, but it was not met with enthusiasm by Ames senior officials, Asmus said. And he believes it was because of Google’s influence at Moffett. “They (Google) really run the place,� Asmus said. Perhaps for privacy reasons, “Google didn’t want anybody else in there.� Google is probably the most prized “industry partner� at Ames, with agreements for Google to help organize NASA’s “terabytes and terabytes of data� and provide Google Earth-like applications for other planets. A one-million-

square-foot Google campus is slated for the northwest corner of Ames, but has been on hold for several years. It’s understood by many that Google’s presence significantly boosts the reputation of Ames as the NASA Center of Silicon Valley. Asmus said that NASA Ames had a plan for what was essentially to be a mini-airport operation for those with private jets, potentially based in Hangar 211. And he says there was no shortage of inquiries from potential users. A “fixed base operator,� would provide the various owners of private jets with fuel, a parking space, maintenance areas and other facilities, much like San Jose Jet Center, Inc. does at San Jose airport, Asmus said. The question now is why that didn’t happen, and NASA public affairs did not have an answer by the Voice’s press time on Wednesday. Asmus was given numerous reasons it may not be feasible to base his humanitarian airlift operation at the Ames-controlled Moffett airfield, but none seemed to make

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there. I want to go places where I’m welcome.� The Consumer Watchdog report notes that one other airfield tenant was allowed hangar space at Moffett during Asmus’ effort: Airship Ventures. Airship Ventures is a for-profit company that has ties to Sergey Brin’s friends and family, and is even partly funded and owned by a subsidiary of Google, according to some reports. Google lease extended The Google executives’ fleet allowed at Moffett now includes two helicopters and six planes, according to the report, including two Gulfstream jets, smaller Boeing 757 and 767 jumbo jets and a small fighter jet called an Alpha Jet. The operation, called H211 LLC, is said to have 40 employees with security clearance at Ames, where the Google executive’s planes are stored and maintained in Hangar 211. In 2007, a reason stated by NASA officials for allowing the Google executives’ planes at Moffett was that it would help with NASA’s mission. Special data-gathering equipment would be installed on the planes to collect data for NASA’s earth science research. H211’s lease allows NASA Ames to refuse any H211 request if it does not follow provisions in its agreement, including the placement of scientific instruments on its planes to “regularly collect earth observations.� And according to a 2007 memo by NASA Ames director Pete Worden, requests to lease space on the airfield “must undergo a rigorous review process and every request must demonstrate a relationship to NASA missions.� While that equipment had yet to be used on any of the planes by June of 2010, Consumer Watchdog reports that last spring, Ames quietly extended H211’s lease to 2014. It was set to expire in 2011. Denying allegations from bloggers and community members that it was a toy for the Google executives, NASA official Steve Zornetzer

said the Alpha Jet was purchased in 2008 expressly for the atmospheric sensors, which could not be placed on the other planes for technical reasons. Although those sensors have been installed, as of June last year, the Alpha Jet had yet to pass NASA’s “Airworthiness and Flight Safety Review.� Nevertheless, a NASA spokesperson said that H211 planes had been used for “observational� research, which means cameras and NASA researchers peering out a plane’s windows. H211 planes “have provided support for several of NASA’s missions starting in 2008 with the Jules Verne mission, the CASIE mission in 2009, and more recently with AJAX,� wrote NASA Ames public affairs director John Yembrick in an email. Zornetzer said in 2007 that partnerships to use the Moffett airfield would happen only if they meet two criteria. The first is that “top dollar� rates be paid by the user, which he said is the case with Google. The second is that the user must “enhance� NASA’s mission by outfitting the planes with scientific equipment to gather data from Earth’s atmosphere during flights. Asmus said he was willing to pay the asking price for space, which would have “easily� come to $3.5 million for his operation of at least 12 planes, some of them large cargo planes. And he said he would be more than happy to install atmospheric sensors on his planes, saying it was feasible, despite an explanation from NASA that H211 had difficulties in getting the FAA to approve the placement of sensors on most of its planes. In 2007, Ames said it received $4 million a year from airfield users, $1.3 million of which came from Google’s H211. Those numbers haven’t changed much. Yembrick said in an e-mail that $4.5 million of the cost is now covered by leases. Additional airfield tenants are a wind power company and a second airship company inside Hangar Two. V

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sense to him. It seemed a natural fit: the site has been designated as a base for emergency response operations by FEMA. There was plenty of space: the three largest hangars at Moffett were largely vacant, but all would need expensive work to be suitable to house expensive planes. It made the most sense to use Hangar 211 and the surrounding tarmac for the private jet facilities, but Asmus believes Google executives, who now have Hangar 211 to themselves, probably opposed that idea. If you were a Google executive, “would you want Microsoft executives in there, would you want the Oracle CEO in there?� Asmus said. “Would you want to be sharing your private little deal in there with these other people?� Google’s public relations department would not address specific questions about the executive’s planes, but attacked the credibility of the Consumer Watchdog report. “This is just the latest in a long list of press stunts from an organization that admits to working closely with our competitors,� a Google spokesperson said of Californiabased Consumer Watchdog. NASA officials, speaking off the record, said that there were concerns about Asmus’ HAL being a “legitimate� company as it had no airplanes or employee at the time. And Zornetzer has said Ames wants only those tenants that can pay “top dollar.� Nevertheless, Asmus was told to go through various processes of getting support from local cities, even speaking to the Mountain View City Council, which the Google executives never had to do. In the end, Asmus said he’s never really gotten an explanation as to why NASA officials apparently dropped his request. While he still hopes to make an agreement for space at Moffett, Asmus said “there are plenty of other hangars and airports out

n an investigative report released Monday, Consumer Watchdog takes aim at Mountain View based Google’s relationship with the federal government. The California-based group’s report paints a picture of a federal government increasingly dependent on Google, which has over $40 million in government contracts, most of which are with the Pentagon. The report says some of the contracts were practically handed to Google or that Google was given unfair advantages, sometimes by officials who apparently support company. The Pentagon and security agencies seek sophisticated versions of Google Earth, while the Obama administration set the

stage, allegedly unfairly to competitors, for Google’s cloud computing applications to spread throughout federal agencies, despite “welldocumented� privacy issues, the report said, quoting concerns from officials. The consumer group calls for a congressional hearing on Google’s relationship with the executive branch of the federal government in a Jan. 24 letter to U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa of Southern California. Issa is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The group wants Google’s former CEO Eric Schmidt to testify under oath in a hearing on the various concerns. The group also criticizes Google for the “Wi-spy� scandal in which Google’s Street View cars recorded

private data from wireless networks in dozens of countries. “This is the largest wire-tapping scandal in world history by one of America’s biggest and most powerful corporations, yet there has not been a single hearing on Capitol Hill,� the group writes in the letter to Issa. Also questioned is Google’s secretive relationship with the National Security Administration, which has the power to force Google to give up the private information of its users. A Google spokesperson would not answer specific questions about the report, but said, “this is just the latest in a long list of press stunts from an organization that admits to working closely with our competitors.� V

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ass transportation dollars are beyond scarce these days, to the point that unless things change, Caltrain, a Peninsula institution, is saying it will be forced to drop all off-peak (non-commute) trains, including those on the weekend and the specials that carry Giants and 49ers fans to their games. All service south of San Jose to Gilroy also would end. In the process, seven stations would close and the number of trains could shrink from 86 to 48 on weekdays. Such a drastic reduction in service would undo many of the improvements Caltrain made over the last decade which had steadily increased the number of trains to nearly 90 per day, including a package of Baby Bullets that reduce the time between Mountain View and San Francisco to less than one hour. And so far, even the experts who gathered last week to brainstorm ways to make up for the sudden $30 million combined drop in funding from San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties did not find an immediate solution that could keep the threatened trains on track. Caltrain’s directors will discuss the budget crisis early next month and more public hearings are planned later in February. In this county, the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) doles out operating funds to Caltrain, mostly from sales tax revenues, which are not close to predicted levels due to the economic downturn. This funding should not be confused with capital funds the VTA collects from Measure A, a half-cent sales tax passed in 2000 to help fund numerous transportation projects, including BART to San Jose and some improvements for Caltrain. Collection of another one-eighth cent sales tax, Measure B, passed in 2008, is not yet in force, but could be within the next year. At last week’s hearing, ideas to support Caltrain ranged from merging each county’s transportation agency into a regional unit, imposing local traffic impact fees on new housing construction, dedicating revenue from a high occupancy lane on Highway 101 and a possible gasoline tax increase, if voters approve. Sadly for Caltrain, the momentum for building major transportation infrastructure is in the East Bay and BART. County voters have twice approved sales tax measures that deliver billions of dollars to the BART to San Jose project, which is moving forward. A five-mile, BARTfunded extension in Alameda County is under construction now that will reach Warm Springs by 2014. Using a combination of Measure A, state and federal funding, VTA’s $2.1 billion Phase 1 will break ground next year on a 10-mile segment from Warm Springs to the Berryessa neighborhood of San Jose with stations at Milpitas and Berryessa. Using a similar funding mix, the planned $3.5 billion Phase 2 segment will run six miles, mostly underground, from Berryessa to Santa Clara, with stations at Alum Rock, downtown San Jose, Diridon/Arena and Santa Clara/San Jose Airport. From there, BART will connect to Caltrain giving passengers a way to reach San Francisco, although if a better funding source is not found, the Peninsula’s iconic railroad may not even be here when BART Phase 2 reaches the San Jose Airport at Santa Clara.

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any thanks to the Voice for last week’s editorial which focused on the city’s two redevelopment districts — the Downtown District and the Shoreline District (which covers Shoreline/North Bayshore, and is home to Google, Microsoft and other high tech companies). To understand why these redevelopment districts are important, you need to understand their history and their impact on school funding. These districts were created in 1969 to promote redevelopment within their boundaries. At that time, the downtown was blighted and Shoreline was a garbage dump. To finance redevelopment, the districts were authorized to keep a large share of future property tax revenues, with the idea that the money would be reinvested within their boundaries.

Now fast-forward 42 years. Today, both downtown and Shoreline are fully built out, and are the cleanest, most vibrant sections of town. By any measure, both districts have been extremely successful. But, though their work is largely completed, the districts continue to keep almost all property taxes within their boundaries. As a result, these districts have become cash cows for the city, generating millions of dollars of excess cash every year. For example, at the end of this fiscal year, Shoreline will have a $31 million cash balance in its operating fund. Money from Shoreline is being used for projects located miles outside of the physical boundaries of the district. The downtown district has $5.5 million in available cash, and is considering using $2 million to subsidize a downtown grocery store. See GUEST OPINION, page 12



MAYOR CORRECTS TWO ITEMS ON LAST WEEK’S VIEWPOINT PAGE Last week’s Page 1 headline, “Council says school funding must wait: Downtown projects first in line for special district’s tax dollars,” is misleading about one of the major objectives and benefits of the city’s efforts on this important decision regarding the Downtown Revitalization Authority extension. The extension of the authority does

not delay when the school districts would receive their share of tax revenues, which is projected to be in Fiscal Year 2016-17 under an extension or without an extension. The extension has been specifically designed to commit the additional resources derived from the extension to debt service, the same as will be the case if the district is not extended. This recommendation was explicitly developed to preSee LETTERS, page 12




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Now here’s the rub. Roughly 40 percent of the property taxes from these districts would normally go to local schools. So by keeping those property taxes, the districts are taking money directly from our schools. The amount of lost school funding is staggering. This year alone, Shoreline and Downtown will divert over $10 million in funding from our schools. Those lost property taxes, combined with state budget cuts for education, are forcing Mountain View’s schools to make drastic cuts in basic programs and services — cuts that affect every child, every day. The Downtown District is scheduled to sunset this year, but the city council is considering a further two-year extension. Even more worrisome, the much larger Shoreline District is currently set


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NOTICE OF ONE VACANCY ON THE PERFORMING ARTS COMMITTEE The City Council is seeking applications for the Performing Arts Committee from persons interested in serving a four-year term ending December 31, 2014. The Performing Arts Committee is a five-member volunteer advisory Committee selected by the Mountain View City Council. The Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council in matters pertaining to the Center for the Performing Arts. This Committee meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Center for the Performing Arts, SecondStage, 500 Castro Street.

vent any delay in the schedule for the other taxing agencies, including the school districts, to receive their full property tax allocation. In addition, the increased property taxes that all the taxing agencies

up to live forever. The good news is that our city manager and City Council have recently decided to take a fresh look at both redevelopment districts. But because the districts’ funds are controlled and managed by the city, there will be powerful incentives among city leaders to stick with the status quo. We are a group of parents who have mobilized to lobby the City Council to share more Shoreline and downtown district funds with our schools. Our goal is to organize a large group of school supporters for this effort. We need your help to persuade our City Council that the time is now to wind down our obsolete redevelopment districts and shift more property taxes to our schools. In its editorial last week, the Voice predicted, “As it becomes clear how little the city needs these special tax districts there will be increasing pressure to dedicate the money to schools.”

That’s where we come in. It will be a challenge, but the amount of money at stake is huge. If you are a school supporter, we need your help. Please visit our Facebook page at ShareShoreline or send us an email at We will send you information on how you can help, and we promise we won’t share your personal information with anyone. This is one of the most important issues for our schools in many years. If you ever considered getting involved to support our schools, the time is now. Keeping our schools strong is vital to the success of our city. Not only do our schools need to deliver the workforce of tomorrow, they must also turn out curious and caring young adults with visions for the future. Let’s help keep schools strong ... by keeping them well-funded. Jim Pollart lives on Emerson Lane

will receive will be greatly enhanced by the success of the Mountain View Downtown Revitalization in improving the economic climate downtown. Last week’s guest opinion by Don Letcher contained several misleading statements, but one major factual error that warrants correction.

The city’s debt is not $188 million, as stated in Mr. Letcher’s column. As reported in the city’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, as of June 30, 2010 the city’s total long-term debt was $72.6 million, consisting of tax allocation bonds, special assessment debt with governmental commitment, certificates of participation and revenue bonds. Additional liabilities related to compensated absences, landfill containment, claims liabilities, and other business-type activities total approximately $45.8 million. In total, the City’s long term debt and liabilities are approximately $118.4 million. All of the city’s debt has a dedicated source of repayment, none of which is funded from the city’s general operating fund. Standard & Poor’s reconfirmed the city’s underlying “AAA” credit rating in January 2010, which is significantly related to the city’s low debt obligations and conservative financial management practices. In summary, the city’s total outstanding debt is extremely low compared to the city’s total assets. The city has a long-standing practice of funding capital projects on a “pay as you go” basis, accumulating the funds prior to commencing the projects. In some cases, it is reasonable and appropriate to use debt financing for major projects with long term benefits, spreading the cost of facilities over many years in order to have both current and future rate payers pay for the benefit received. A good example is Graham Reservoir: it is a facility with an expected life of 75-plus years, benefiting many generations of water users, and therefore reasonably should be paid for by water rate payers over time. Jac Siegel Mayor, City of Mountain View

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succulent, but the casings were on the thick, doughy side, only vaguely translucent. The Chinese broccoli ($4.90) is a huge mound of steamed greens tossed with oyster sauce. True to the Hong Kong style of cooking, the kitchen uses high-heat steamers and woks and cooks with a light hand, bringing the food, especially vegetables, just to the point of done-

ness and then whisking the plate to the table in a cloud of steam. The shoyu king chow mein ($4.90) lacked flavor, tasting primarily of soy sauce and maybe a hint of ginger, but the generous portion of noodles almost made up for the lackluster flavor. Traditionally, potstickers were not a dim sum offering, but the fried-thensteamed dumplings are a natural

NDININGNOTES New Wing Wah 132 State Street Los Altos 650-948-4651

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for the small plate experience. Like their ha gao cousins, New Wing Wah’s potstickers ($2.90) were weighted down by a too-hefty skins, but redeemed themselves with a flavorful center bulging with pork and green onions. Seafood plays a starring role at New Wing Wah. We tried some stand-out shrimp and scallop dishes at dinner. The kung pao prawns ($11.50) didn’t pack enough chili-spicy punch for me, but the giant, juicy shrimp mixing it up with the peanuts, green pepper and carrots were outstanding. So were the scallops with mixed vegetables ($13.50). Large discs of the bivalves were sauteed with zucchini, mushrooms and sprigs of green onion. The aromatic crispy half duck ($12.50) was indeed aromatic and had a sensuous, smoky flavor that rivaled a nice wine in its combination of flavors: hints of black tea and wood smoke. It was a touch too dry, however. Another mixed review would have to go to the shrimp chow fun ($9.95). Soy sauce, rice wine, garlic and ginger bathed the wide noodles in a tasty marinade, but the noodles, a touch overdone, had either been chopped into pieces or broke apart in the wok. Either way, the dish felt damaged and roughed up, even if the flavor was appealing. The chef also used a too-heavy hand with the crunchy bean sprouts. Every neighborhood needs a solid Chinese place and downtown Los Altos has a good one with New Wing Wah. That the restaurant also serves a decent selection of dim sum makes it even more appealing. The food does not, overall, rise to the level of the unusual or gourmet, but it satisfies.

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Biutiful (R) ((1/2 CinéArts at Palo Alto Square: 1:15, 4:30 & 8 p.m. Black Swan (R) ((( Century 16: 11:40 a.m.; 2:20, 5, 7:40 & 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 12:05, 2:45, 5:20, 8 & 10:35 p.m. Blue Valentine (R) (((( Aquarius Theatre: 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m.; 2, 4:45, 7:35 & 10:20 p.m. The Company Men (R) ((1/2 Century 16: 12:50, 4:10, 7:10 & 9:45 p.m. Century 20: 11:55 a.m.; 2:35, 5:05, 7:40 & 10:10 p.m. Country Strong (PG-13) (Not Reviewed) Century 20: 11:40 a.m.; 2:25, 5:10, 7:55 & 10:40 p.m. Dangerous (1935) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Fri. at 7:30 p.m. The Dilemma (PG-13) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 11:50 a.m.; 2:30, 5:10, 7:50 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m.; 1:50, 4:25, 7:05 & 9:45 p.m. The Fighter (R) ((1/2 Century 16: 12:10, 3:20, 6:40 & 9:40 p.m. Century 20: 11:50 a.m.; 2:55, 5:35 & 8:25 p.m. From Prada to Nada (PG-13) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 11:20 a.m.; 1:55, 4:30, 7:30 & 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 11:45 a.m.; 1:10, 2:25, 3:45, 5:05, 6:20, 7:40, 8:50 & 10:20 p.m.

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Little Fockers (PG-13) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 2:15 & 7:25 p.m. The Mark of Zorro (1940) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Sat.-Mon. at 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. also at 3:50 p.m. The Mechanic (R) (( Century 16: 12:05, 2:40, 5:05, 7:45 & 10:20 p.m. Century 20: 11:40 a.m.; 1:05, 2:15, 3:30, 4:40, 5:50, 7:15, 8:20, 9:40 & 10:40 p.m.

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The Rite (PG-13) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 11:20 a.m.; 2:05, 4:50, 7:55 & 10:35 p.m. Century 20: Noon, 1:15, 2:40, 4:05, 5:25, 6:55, 8:05, 9:35 & 10:45 p.m. Season of the Witch (PG-13) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 11:45 a.m.; 4:45 & 9:55 p.m. The Social Network (PG-13) (((1/2 Aquarius Theatre: 2:30, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. Special Agent (1935) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Fri. at 6 & 9 p.m. Tangled (PG) ((( Century 16: In 3D at 12:30, 3:30, 6:20 & 8:45 p.m. Century 20: 11:25 a.m.; 4:15 & 9:30 p.m.; In 3D at 1:50 & 7 p.m. Tron: Legacy (PG) ((1/2 Century 16: In 3D at 12:15, 3:10, 6:30 & 9:20 p.m. Century 20: In 3D at 11:45 a.m.; 2:40, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.

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True Grit (PG-13) ((( Century 16: 11:25 a.m.; 2, 4:40, 7:15 & 9:50 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m.; 1:55, 4:35, 7:20 & 10 p.m. The Way Back (PG-13) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 12:20, 3:40, 7 & 10 p.m.

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The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Sat.-Mon. at 5:35 & 9:15 p.m.

The Leopard Man (1943) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Thu. at 7:30 p.m.


(Guild) We get the story of a lifetime in “Barney’s Version,” which introduces Paul Giamatti’s Barney Panofsky as a 65-year-old TV producer in Montreal. His work is schlock, and he carries a regretful weariness with him that, in no small part, owes to the dissolution of his third marriage. The people in his life tolerate him at best, and as he begins to experience his latest unraveling — involving scandal and ill health — the film stretches back into Barney’s past for some answers. Rated R for language and some sexual content. Two hours, 12 minutes. — P.C.

No Strings Attached (R) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 11:30 a.m.; 2:10, 4:55, 7:35 & 10:25 p.m. Century 20: 11:35 a.m.; 1, 2:20, 3:40, 4:50, 6:15, 7:30, 8:55 & 10:15 p.m.

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(Century 16, Century 20) Recession-era America finally gets, in “The Company Men,” a movie that squarely addresses recession-era America. But now that it’s here, it’s a bit hard to imagine who would want to see it. Ben Affleck plays Bobby Walker, a middle-tier employee fired by Boston-based ship-building corporation Global Transportation Systems. After 12 years, he’s offered 12 weeks’ full pay and benefits, and a desk in a job-search center. Accustomed to his lifestyle, he refuses to give up his country-club membership or consider selling his house, and getting the Porsche detailed never seemed more like a defense mechanism. The bubble of Bobby’s denial eventually bursts, as he processes the concern and hurt of his wife (Rosemary DeWitt) and teenage son Drew (Anthony O’Leary). Having first sneered at the offer, Bobby crawls back to his blue-collar brother-in-law Jack (Kevin Costner) for construction work. Rated R for language and brief nudity. One hour, 49 minutes. — P.C.

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(Century 16, Century 20) Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is the wastrel son of newspaper publisher James Reid (Tom Wilkinson), who defined his son’s future 20 years earlier by spitting, “Trying doesn’t matter because you always fail.” His father’s death nudges Britt into the daylight, but he has no ambitions for The Daily Sentinel. Only when he meets the family mechanic/barista Kato (Jay Chou of “Curse of the Golden Flower”) does Britt find inspiration: A drunken criminal escapade turns into an impromptu crimefighting incident. Soon, Kato is putting his mechanical genius and martial-arts skills to heroic use, though Britt gets all the credit as the masked duo’s front man, the Green Hornet. Ponying up for a ticket at any price will teach you the true meaning of the hero’s battle cry, “You’ve just been stung!” Rated PG-13 for sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content. One hour, 59 minutes. — P.C.

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Cash for College Foothill College Middlefield Campus Hosts Cash for College Day. Line by line “Complete the FAFSA” workshop. Oneon-one assistance completing financial-aid forms. Multi-lingual financial aid professionals. Feb. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Foothill CollegeMiddlefield Campus, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-949-6987. www.foothill. edu/aid Communication Workshop (Toastmasters Orbiters) “Interested in improving communication and leadership skills, through prepared or impromptu speeches? Join our club and friendly learning atmosphere, as a guest. We meet every first and third Thursdays,” Toastmasters says. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Community Center, 210 South Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View. Call 408-6233543. Goat Cheese Love Join Chef Jaimie Casey of the Palo Alto Cheese School for a tasting of artisan goat cheeses, all made in the United States. Learn how goat cheese is made while sampling a wide variety of styles paired with complementary wines. 21 years and over. Jan. 30, 4-7 p.m. $45 per person. Hidden Villa Farm, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-9704. Greywater Your Yard Roy Nordblom III, early greenbuilder, sustainable construction consultant and trainer will teach about using greywater. Jan. 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $75. Hidden Villa Farm, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-9704. Touching the World Through Reiki Eileen Dey, MA, LMHC, author of “Touching the World through Reiki,” will offer tools and

guided meditations on Reiki. Feb. 2, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. East West Bookstore, 324 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 206-947-7687. www.

“SYLVIA” Greg and Kate’s empty-nesting years of marriage are disrupted when Greg becomes enamored with Sylvia, a dog he has found in Central Park. This romantic comedy about a marriage and a winsome canine plays Jan. 27-Feb. 18. 8 p.m. $24-32. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-941-0551.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS SBSS Robert Burns Night The South Bay Scottish Society holds its 17th Annual Robert Burns Night. A traditional evening of Robert Burns-inspired poetry, song, live Celtic music, Scottish ceilidh dancing, Scotch whisky toasting, and full Scottish supper. Sat., Jan. 29, 5-11 p.m. $46-60. Mountain View Masonic Temple, 890 Church St., Mountain View, 94041. Call 650-941-0214.

Rotary Club of Mountain View Crab Feed Proceeds from the 2011 crab feed will benefit local charities. Jan. 29, 4:30-7:30 p.m. $45/ages 11-up, $17/ages 3-10. Mountain View Buddhist Temple, 575 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Call 650605-3418.

CONCERTS Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra Concert David Ramadanoff and guest conductor Pamela Martin lead MSCO’s January concert. The program includes Bach’s Suite No. 3 in D major, Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, and Mozart’s Concerto for Horn No. 2, with John Burton, horn soloist. Free reception with the artists included. Jan. 30, 2:30-2:30 p.m. Tickets $5-20. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos. Sinfonietta Winter Spirit Concert Under the baton of Dr. Camilla Kolchinsky, the ECYS Sinfonietta Orchestra will perform its annual Winter Spirit Concert on Saturday, Feb. 12. The program will feature works by Lalo, Mozart, Grieg, and Schubert, as well as solo performances by Paul Kim, violin and Michael Chung, cello. 7:30 p.m. General $12, students/ seniors $6. Eagle Theatre, 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos.


modern methods of factual investigation to build outdoor skills. Jan. 29-Feb. 26. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $45 for first adult and child, $20 for each add’l adult or child. Hidden Villa Farm, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650949-9704.

RESEARCH SUBJECTS Visible Legacies for Y3K The cost of keeping records has been greatly reduced in the modern world by the development of digital technology but the resulting records are now disappearing about as fast as they are being created. This talk will discuss this worldwide problem and solutions. Feb. 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, NASA Research Park, Bldg 23, Moffett Field. Call 650-335-2852. news-events/seminars/index.html

SENIORS EXHIBITS Photography by Mountain View High Students Exhibition of photography by students at Mountain View High School. Through Jan. 30, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

FAMILY AND KIDS “Ferdinand the Bull” Palo Alto Children’s Theatre presents “Ferdinand the Bull,” a new musical based on the classic story by Munro Leaf. Ferdy, an easy-going, flower-loving kind of bull, meets the unhappy Danilo, a boy torn between his own dream and his father’s desires for him to be a bullfighter. Shows at 2, 4:30, and 7 p.m. Jan.

28-Feb. 13, $8-$12. Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-4634930.

ON STAGE “No Good Deed” by Paul Braverman Set in the midst of the Irish gang war, this new play is told with a classic film noir feel. Thurs - Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2p.m. Jan. 13-30, $15 - $30. Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave. Unit K, Mountain View.

OUTDOORS Into the Wild: Outdoor Lore Monthly Class. 8 years and up. Classes use both ancient methods of developing sensory awareness, and

AARP Driver Safety Regular Class To register for this eight-hour classroom (Feb. 1 and 8) driving-instruction session, come in or mail a check, payable to AARP, dated the day of the class. For insurance benefits, contact your insurance carrier directly. 6-10 p.m. $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330.

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Jazz & Pop Piano Lessons Learn how to build chords and improvise. Bill Susman, M.A., Stanford. (650)906-7529 Manzana Music School Lessons in Palo Alto on Guitar, Violin, Vocals, Fiddle, Banjo, or Mandolin. Call us at: 650 799-7807 McCool Piano Studio 566-9391MP Near Burgess Gym Menlo Park Piano Lessons Taught in your home. Member MTAC & NGPT. Specializing in beginners. All levels welcome. Karen, (650)367-0307 or

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ESSENTIAL SPIRITS ALAMBIC DISTILLERIES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 546046 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Essential Spirits Alambic Distilleries at 865 Sonia Way, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Limited Liability Company. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): CLASSICK IMPORT & EXPORT LLC 865 Sonia Way Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 03/15/2001. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on December 28, 2010. (Voice Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 2011) CHORAEGUS SHAREMUSIC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 546702 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Choraegus Sharemusic at 844 Park Dr., #3, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): LARRY SUE 844 Park Dr., #3 Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 1/5/1996. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on January 14, 2011. (Voice Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 2011)


Case No.: 1-11-PR-168201 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of JOHN MICHAEL RUSSELL, JOHN RUSSELL, JOHN M. RUSSELL. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: JON M. RUSSELL in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA CLARA. The Petition for Probate requests that: JON M. RUSSELL be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on February 23, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: 3 of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, located at 191 N. First St., San Jose, CA, 95113. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issu-

ance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: /s/ Francis A. La Poll SBN 115013 Gilfix & La Poll Associates, LLP 2300 Geng Rd. #200 Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650)493-8070 (Voice Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 2011)

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: SETSUKO I. BARTELT Case No.: 111PR 167888 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of SETSUKO I. BARTELT. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: MICHAEL J. BARTELT in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA CLARA. The Petition for Probate requests that: MICHAEL J. BARTELT be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or



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LOS ALTOS HILLS 14176 STANFORD CT 439 RINCONADA CT $2,988,000 SAT 1:30 - 4:30 $3,250,000 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 5 BR 4.5 BA Beautiful Hm w/Western Hills 4 BR 3.5 BA Enjoys Mills Act benefits.Classic vw.Virtual tour Close Farnsworth hm in the heart of Los Altos,built to Stanford in 1895. Ellen Barton 650.941.7040 Jo Buchanan & Stuart Bowen 24632 OLIVE TREE LN 650.941.7040 SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,700,000 716 N SAN ANTONIO ROAD 5 BR 3 BA Fabulously updated home with a SUN 1:30 - 4:30R $2,695,000 beautiful gourmet kitchen. 4 BR 3.5 BA Master suite & sitting area. Terri Couture 650.941.7040 Full guest cottage completed.2car garage. 12790 CAMINO MEDIO LN Built 2005. SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,395,000 Terri Couture 650.941.7040 5 BR 2 BA Remodel or build your dream 489 VALLEY VIEW DRIVE SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,300,000 Stunning two story home. 3BR 3.5baths & office/den 2800 area.Desirable location. Dora Thordarson 650.941.7040

home on this mostly flat lot close to the village. PA schools. Dorothy Gurwith 650.325.6161 2.25 ACRES $1,795,000 MDA 30,790 sq. ft., MFA 12,725 sq. ft. Large view lot, close in, with Tennis court site. Jamie & Phyllis Carmichael 650.941.7040

3YO-1LEVEL-CLOSE TO TOWN $2,158,238 5 BR 5 BA Unique open flrpln w/approx.900 MENLO PARK SF cntrl great rm(kit-fam rm)-Cherry flrs VINTAGE OAKS CUL-DE-SAC $2,595,000 Jerry Haslam 650.948.0456 4 BR 3.5 BA Tree-lined street, 1/3+ acre lot, 311 CUESTA DR formal dining, great room, 2 master suites, SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,799,000 hrdw flrs. 650.325.6161 3 BR 2.5 BA Beautiful spacious home almost R. Brendan Leary completely remodeled in 2004.Large family 1020 SHERMAN AV room and yard. SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,219,000 Hannelore Blanchard 650.941.7040 4 BR 2 BA This charming home near Downtown Menlo Park features stepping 841 TERRACE DR SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,659,000 stones & towering trees. 650.325.6161 3 BR 2 BA Beautiful lvl yrd w/great bk Tom Huff $1,095,000 yd,wonderful trees,xellent opportunity to OLD WORLD CHARM 2 BR 2 BA Stylish remodeled home w/ expand or build new Terri Couture 650.941.7040 character & instant appeal. Designer finishes thoughout. 266 ALMOND AV Judy Decker 650.325.6161 SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,649,000 224 WILLOW RD 5 BR 3 BA Nestled behind a private courtSUN 1 - 4 $948,000 yard.Beautifully remodeled & updated. 3 BR 2 BA Tastefully remodeled home in the Carole Feldstein 650.941.7040 Upper Willows w/gourmet island kitchen & air conditioning LOS ALTOS HILLS Joanne Shapiro 650.328.5211 REMODELED / REBUILT 2002 $4,795,000 BEAUTIFUL SPACIOUS HOME $898,000 4 BR 4 full BA + 2 half Stunning gated home 3 BR 2.5 BA Beautiful, spacious 3-level w/bay views on approx. 1.65 ac.Tour @ home. Walls of glass. Large, bright kitchen w/breakfast rm. Mickey Shaevitz & Ellen Barton Ken Morgan/Arlene Gault 650.941.7040 650.328.5211


MOUNTAIN VIEW 507 EMMONS DR SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $819,000 3 BR 2 BA Larger floorplan than most w/ added office, dining area & expanded kitchen, remodeled baths Pat Jordan 650.325.6161

PALO ALTO OLD PALO ALTO $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

RARE LAND OPPORTUNITY $2,775,000 In prime area.Wow,a 37,770 sq.ft lot 189x200 809 ALICE AV in quiet secluded location. SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $795,000 Gary Herbert 650.941.7040 3 BR 2 BA Updated w/granite & stainless steel in kitchen w/breakfast bar.LivRm has 1060 LINCOLN AV SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $2,295,000 frplc & bay wndw Jim Galli & Merrian Nevin 650.941.7040 4 BR 3 BA A must see! This sunny, exquisite 4 bdrms 3bths home in sought after Crescent DUPLEX IN MOUNTAIN VIEW! $785,000 Park Spacious duplex in Mtn. View! Each unit has Denise Monfette 650.325.6161 2 bedrooms,1 bath, & garage! BY APPT. 649 HOMER AV ONLY! SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,499,000 DiPali Shah 650.325.6161 3 BR 2.5 BA Brand new! In an enclave STUNNING TOWNHOME $725,000 of 3 two-story craftsman inspired homes. 3 BR 2.5 BA Fabulous updated contem- Exquisite details. porary style townhome with a beautifully Judy Decker/Stephanie Hewitt 650.325.6161 updated custom kitchen. Teri Woolworth 650.941.7040 COMING SOON! CALL FOR PRICE 3 BR 3 BA Tranquil treetop views surround 221 N RENGSTORFF AV #5 SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $575,000 this rarely available 3br corner unit; an urban escape. 3 BR 1.5 BA Dramatic townhome in the Amy Sung 650.325.6161 middle of the complex & off the street w/ a 1549 ALMA ST large eat-in kitchen. $850,000 Royce Cablayan 650.948.0456 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 2 BR 1 BA Secluded Private Home in the 65 EVANDALE AV #C Walter Hays Elem District. Fenced Yard, SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $519,950 Hwd Flrs, Fireplace 3 BR 2.5 BA Located in small 4 unit complex. Leannah Hunt & Laurel Robinson Low HOA dues of $150.1 car garage.Inside 650.325.6161 laundry. ELEGANT LIFESTYLE! $725,000 Ric Parker 650.948.0456 2 BR 2 BA Lux Condos in Dwntwn PA. Exceptionl amenities. Pool, fitness rm, guest 49 SHOWERS DR #N367 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $475,000 apts, 55+ community 2 BR 2 BA Bright Jo Jackson/Barbara Sawyer & updated-beautiful views.A/C,new granite 650.325.6161 countertops. ENJOY QUIET & COMFORT $459,000 Francis Rolland 650.948.0456 2 BR 2 BA Beautiful 1 BR + Den currently UPDATED 1ST FLOOR CONDO $179,000 used as BR. Enjoy the quiet & comfort of this lovely home. 1 BR 1 BA In gated community in the back of Kathleen Jarvis Pasin 650.325.6161 the complex.Convenient to Dwntwn Mntn Vw & shopping. Royce Cablayan 650.948.0456 115 GREENMEADOW WAY SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $410,000 SPACIOUS, GREAT LOCATION $85,000 1 BR 1 BA Contemporary 1 level w/ hi ceil2 BR 2 BA Beautiful mobile home located in ing, lr/dr combo, open granite kit, cheery br, 55+ Park. Many custom features. Spacious garden patio Geraldine floor plan. Geraldine Asmus/Barbara Sawyer Deborah Greenberg 650.328.5211 650.325.6161

REDWOOD CITY YOUR OWN HOME & RENTAL $839,000 3/2 like a private home & 2/1 rental in the front. No common walls. New roof in 2006. Geraldine Asmus 650.325.6161 4000 FARM HILL BL #305 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $360,000 3 BR 2 BA Skylights, remodeled kitchen w/granite counters & hickory cabinets. Wonderful floor plan. Sharon Witte 650.325.6161 SAN CARLOS 1933 EATON AV SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $1,150,000 3 BR 3 BA Charm & Character on large idyllic creekside lot in desirable White Oaks. Dante Drummond 650.325.6161 1340 ALAMEDA SUN 1 - 4 $699,000 3 BR 1.5 BA Charming home in excellent condition. Wd flrs, FP, skylights, fresh paint, lrg 2-car gar. Wendi Selig-Aimonetti 650.328.5211 SAN JOSE 818 CATKIN CT #818 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $155,000 1 BR 1 BA Take pride in this rewarding hm. You will enjoy this real treasure. Amelia Munro 650.941.7040 SUNNYVALE 996 ALPINE TERR #4 SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $538,000 2 BR 2.5 BA Well appointed townhome in the middle of a highly desirable complex. Inviting living room. Royce Cablayan 650.948.0456 125 N MARY AV #110 SAT 1 - 4 $145,000 2 BR 2 BA Updated manufactured home in terrific neighborhood. A great condo alternative! Over 1400sf Janie & John Barman 650.325.6161 WOODSIDE 308 BLAKEWOOD WY SUN 1:30 - 4:30 $948,000 3 BR 2.5 BA Idyllic treasure offers a calm oasis in a secluded street close to neighborhood amenities Susan Selkirk 650.325.6161

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Mountain View Voice 01.28.2011 - Section 1  
Mountain View Voice 01.28.2011 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the January 28.2011 edition of the Mountain View Voice