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Council OKs outsourcing golf course City hopes savings from new operator will pull course out of fiscal hole By Daniel DeBolt

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President Barack Obama answers a question at a town hall meeting at the Computer History Museum on Monday.

Obama praises Mountain View President’s town hall meeting at LinkedIn draws a range of queries on economy By Daniel DeBolt


efore president Obama’s town hall meeting in Mountain View on Monday, May-

or Jac Siegel said Obama had some flattering words about this small city of 76,000 upon his arrival at Moffett Field on Sunday evening. “I know a lot about your city,”

Siegel recalled Obama saying during their meet and greet. “It’s one of the few cities in the country that has escalating real estate and is See Obama, page 10

MVHS grad’s movie in African film fest Local festival grows in its second year at CSMA By Nick Veronin


documentary by a filmmaker with local ties will be among the nearly three dozen films featured in this year’s Silicon Valley African Film Festival. Opening at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View on Friday, Oct. 14, and running through Sunday, Oct. 16, the festival celebrates African filmmakers and the culture they seek to capture in their works, said Chike


C. Nwoffiah, the festival’s director. Now in its second year, the festival has grown substantially since last year, he said. Nwoffiah said he is encouraged by the growth of his festival. This year, festival organizers received about 70 film submissions, which they whittled down to a bit more than 30. Last year, Nwoffiah said, only about 50 films were submitted. This year, the festival will also feature a handful of documentaries — a genre that was absent from last year’s event. One new face at this year’s Silicon Valley African Film Festival may be

recognizable to the Mountain View High School class of 1998 — Ekwa Msangi-Omari. Msangi-Omari was born in Oakland in 1980 and lived in Palo Alto until she was 5, when her parents, who had been Fullbright Scholars at Stanford, moved back to their native Africa, to Kenya. She moved back to the Peninsula in 1997, living with her brothers and attending Mountain View High School for the second half of her junior year and all of her senior year. The budding writer, director and producer took her first film class See Film, page 6


aying they were forced to do so by difficult circumstances, the City Council approved on Tuesday the outsourcing of Shoreline Golf Links management to Touchstone Golf, a Texas-based golf course operator. The council voted 6-1 for the deal as the course was set to lose as much as $1 million this year alone, and as much as $6.3 million over the next five years if no changes were made. Council member Margaret Abe-Koga was the only opponent, saying it seemed arbitrary that the city couldn’t subsidize golf when it subsidizes so many other recreational activities. “I’m prepared to support this because we’ve run out of time,” said Council member Ronit Bryant. “We’ve talked about it and talked about it. We’re at the point where reserves are gone. We’ve possibly waited too long.” City staff said 14 golf course employees would lose their jobs at the course, but Mayor Jac Siegel said a big factor in his decision was that the city could absorb 12 of the employees into other vacant positions in the city. Touchstone also expressed interest in hiring the workers, but what they would be offered “does not mirror or come close to matching the salary and particularly the benefits,” paid by the city, said Community Services Director Dave Muela. City management believes that Touchstone could bring the city $237,000 in revenue next year and $2.5 million over the next five years with revenues increasing steadily, helping to fund core city services. The deal is structured so that the city receives all golf course revenue and pays Touchtone a percentage, depending on

revenue levels. The city will retain control over the land as Touchstone won’t be leasing the course. Mark Luthman, Touchstone executive vice president, said the company would use an aggressive marketing and online presence to bring in more golf reservations, adding that revenues were growing at all 20 of Touchstone’s courses around the country. User fees for the course will remain the same. Touchstone will continue the city’s fight against the flocks of Canada geese and American coots that are keeping golfers away. Council member Tom Means, a frequent golfer, said he’s seen “foxes, coyotes and turkeys” at other courses, “but they don’t sit there in the middle of the course and crap all over everything.” The city has tried an array of methods to drive off the geese, including strobe lights, special sprinklers, fake alligator heads and remote control boats in the course’s ponds. Touchstone will also have to work with the city to preserve habitat for the rare burrowing owls that like to live on the golf course. Council passes on alternative City staff created an alternative involving pay cuts and accounting moves to keep the course city-run and bring in a modest profit of $200,000 over the next two years. But the course would begin losing money again in six years if fiscal trends continue, city management reported. In that plan, $487,000 in savings were agreed to by the unions which represents the golf course workers, Service Employee International Union and the mid-level See Golf, page 7

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Comic Steve Mazan will be at El Camino Hospital Tuesday to screen his film about living with terminal cancer.

Standing up in the face of cancer Comedian with terminal illness aims to inspire with film By Nick Veronin


tand-up comedian and cancer patient Steve Mazan will be making an appearance at El Camino Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 4, to tell a few jokes, share his experiences living with his terminal diagnosis and screen his inspirational biographical film. The screening is sponsored by the Healthy Young Attitude, a cancer support group run by the Peter Morey Foundation, which

was established in the memory of Peter Morey, who grew up in Mountain View and died of melanoma less than a week before his 24th birthday. Ann Morey, Peter’s mother and the founder of Healthy Young Attitude, expects that Mazan and his film will resonate with her group of men and women in their 20s and 30s who have been diagnosed with cancer. Back in 2005, Mazan was diagnosed with liver and intestinal cancer at the age of 34. While surgery was largely successful removing the growths from his intestines, doctors told him the

tumors on his liver were inoperable and that he could have as little as five years left to live. Six years later, Mazan lives in Southern California with his wife, is still touring the country, and is making a comfortable living as a stand-up comedian. “I feel great,” he says. “I feel probably as good as I have since I got the diagnosis.” The comedian’s positive outlook may be related to his achievements since 2005. Over the past six years Mazan has kept his nose to the grindstone, touring steadily and even achieving a lifelong goal — See Comic, page 15

Group wins approval of co-housing project By Daniel DeBolt


n Tuesday the City Council unanimously approved a 19-unit “cohousing” project at 445 Calderon Avenue, the culmination of a two-year labor of love by a group of Baby Boomers who want to live together in a communal environment. The group led by Susan and David Burwen say they are now set to build the first ground-up co-housing community in Silicon Valley. Susan Burwen called

it an “environmentally sensitive, village-like community with gardens and paths and a clubhouse for sharing activities.” With the architecture completed, “we are all very pleased with the results. The response has been overwhelmingly positive.” The project will be built on a 1.3-acre lot, displacing the 1885 home of Anne Bakotich and an old orchard with 49 trees classified as “heritage trees” by the city. With rear portions removed, the Bakotich house will be moved to the street frontage and converted

to a 750-square-foot space for guests and a live-in caregiver. That makes room for a pair of threestory buildings connected by balconies that house the 19 units, common recreation and dining areas, a pool, a rooftop deck and an underground garage with an elevator. Council members were enthusiastic in their support of the project, even though the group asked for special fee exceptions from the city to offset the costs of restoring the historic home. “I haven’t heard a single nega-

Google has another option for expansion in Mountain View now that the City Council has approved the construction of a 181,000-square-foot building at 369 North Whisman Road. Developer Keenan Lovewell Ventures has already leased to Google an existing office complex on the site called “the Quad.” A representative of Google, Luis Darrow, assured concerned neighbors that more cars in the neighborhood would not be a problem with “environmentally conscious” Google. “The actual proportion of cars to people in these building is significantly less than any other company around here,” Darrow said. “Everybody will be very pleased with Google as a neighbor.” The project adds two office buildings, one four stories tall and one three stories tall, to a 29.3acre site that already has 447,000 square feet of office in seven buildings. The buildings will have a LEED silver rating, as called for in the city’s green building ordinance. Two parking garages will be built as well. Two new bike paths will be built on the site, one running northsouth and the other running eastwest along its northern edge, connecting to the Hetch-Hetchy and Stevens Creek trails. In return for granting the development agreement which allows the project to be built anytime over the next 10 years (building permits usually last only two years) the city will receive an unusual “community benefit contribution” of $100,000 tive comment from anyone” about the project, said Council member Ronit Bryant. She said she liked the idea of the old farmhouse becoming part of the streetscape, as it is currently shrouded by trees. “I knew Anne Bakotich and she would be very pleased that her house is being saved,” said Mayor Jac Siegel. In total, the group said they were facing a bill from the city for $1.2 million in fees. That includes $550,000 in below-market-rate housing fees if 1.9 BMR units are not built. One member of the group said he was “dismayed” by the process of getting the project

for the project, an off-site trail from the property to Middlefield Road and the under-grounding of utilities along the property’s border with Symantec. The 10-year agreement “does give us the ability to expand on a moments notice if we have to,” Darrow said. “We need that ability to move quickly.” Kennan Lovewell will also pay $1.2 million in below market rate housing fees. Mayor Jac Siegel and council member Laura Macias said they liked the project but voted against it because they felt it was unnecessary to approve a 10-year agreement. They also opposed subdividing the site into nine parcels, which could make future redevelopment of the site more difficult. “We’re sort of behaving as if businesses don’t want to come here and we’re offering incentives, but that’s not the case,” Macias said. An opportunity to push for new TCE cleanup? Because the building sits on top of an underground plume of toxic industrial solvent TCE left by early computer component manufacturers, the buildings are required to have sub-slab ventilation systems to prevent toxic vapors from entering the buildings. Mayor Siegel asked if city staff was aware of new technologies to clean up the TCE faster, presumably because the new development presented an opportunity to require new cleanup efforts on the site, or See office, page 11

approved, particularly the delays caused by a costly state-required Environmental Impact Report because the Bakotich house is considered historic by the state, even though it was removed from the city’s list of protected historic homes at Bakotich’s request. City Council members supported the possibility of removing the BMR fee as an incentive for historic preservation, but put off their decision on that until it can be explored along with other options for financial relief. A member of the See Co-housing, page 7

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Filmmaker Ekwa Msangi-Omari, a graduate of Mountain View High School, views the set-up for a shot in her short film “Taharuki,” which will be showed at the Silicon Valley African Film Festival.


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at MVHS and found her calling. “I knew that I wanted to go to film school, but it was a very arbitrary idea,” Msangi-Omari said. A fan of New York director Spike Lee, she applied and was accepted to New

York University, where she went to study film. After finishing school, MsangiOmari returned to Africa, establishing a base in her old home city of Nairobi, Kenya. She set out to make films about East Africa told from the perspective of East Africans. Though she had seen documentaries about the wildlife in East

African countries, such as Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda, and while she had seen white actors playing foreigners with a strange African land as their backdrop, she had never seen a film about Africans, with the exception of works focused on the destitution and poverty that can be found in many African countries.

None of those categories showed ing to Nwoffia. In the West, he said, the middle class, suburban life all to often the only thing shown on Msangi-Omari had known grow- television or in films is “an Africa ing up in the Lavington Green that is always on its knees, begneighborhood of Nairobi. ging for something. In the “Living in Mountain films we are showing you View, nobody knew anysee people just living their thing about where I was everyday lives.” from,” she said. “I knew so Msangi-Omari said that much about America and she hopes her films might Americans, mostly from be instructive. “I definitefilms and TV. Yet, I came ly have a global audience across people who knew in mind,” she said. “It’s nothing about me. That’s Msangi-Omari important to me because always been a major part it’s part of my identity, of of who I am.” course,” she said. “There In “Taharuki,” a short film writ- are really beautiful inspirational ten, produced and directed by stories to be told.” Msangi-Omari, she gives her audiBesides the introduction of ence a peek into life during a very documentaries, there’s another recent and tumultuous period in new feature at this year’s festival: Kenyan history — the riots and the American Leadership Forum tribal warfare, which erupted after Silicon Valley will be hosting a the country’s rigged 2007 presiden- special screening of “Rwanda: tial election. Beyond the Deadly Pit,” a 2010 The film, which will be shown film from director Gilbert Ndaat the festival, is only 12 minutes hayo about a survivor of the 1994 long and has little dialogue. How- Rwandan genocide. After the film ever, what little talking takes place the Leadership Forum will host a is revealing. The characters alter- community dialogue and wine nate between English and Swahili, and cheese gala. reflecting the country’s colonial The festival is attracting bigger past. A man is killed for doing what names this year, as well, Nwoffiah he believes is right, and the entire said, like award-winning South film takes place inside a strip mall African filmmaker Zola Maseko. shop that sells beaded jewelry and “It’s a sign that we are coming of other accessories. age,” Nwoffia said of the festival’s This is the “real Africa,” accord- growth.

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said vice mayor Mike Kasperzak, echoing concerns of other council members. Three local residents spoke about the issue, all of them in favor of keeping the course city run. One cited problems with a previous operator who leased the course in the 1980s, which resulted in a lawsuit that cost the city millions of dollars. Others said the course was never designed to make a profit and said the city’s Shoreline Fund should cover its costs. One speaker said she was shocked that the city was charging itself for water on the course and said the city’s recent marketing efforts showed promise. Ultimately, Siegel said that the course just couldn’t compete anymore with other privately run courses, which pay their employees less and are operated by companies that develop marketing expertise at courses around the country. “We just can’t compete with other golf courses at this rate,” said mayor Jac Siegel. “Most other golf courses are doing the same thing.”


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co-housing group said he would not be able to afford the project without some financial relief from the city. The $800,000 cost of restoring the historic home has already increased the cost for each household by $40,000. Council members raised the possibly of counting the Bakotich house as a BMR unit, instead of requiring the large BMR fee. Council member Jac Siegel said he was concerned about setting a precedent by waiving the BMR fee. “I cannot support anything that will jeopardize the city for lawsuits,” from other developers who


Lenny Siegel, a member of the Save Hangar One Committee who last week delivered a 2,700-signature petition to Congress members urging that funds be appropriated to re-skin the hangar, said in an email that it was “unrealistic” to expect Congress to appropriate money for the hangar while the study was being conducted. “This means that no funding is likely until fiscal year 2013, although with the anticipated delays in the overall appropriations process this year, there is a very remote chance that a positive NASA report might lead to re-inserting funding this year,” Siegel wrote. -Daniel DeBolt

managers’ union, the EAGLES. Employee pay and benefits would have been cut and two pro shop employee positions and two greens-keepers positions would have been eliminated. The plan also relied on some accounting moves or “gimmicks,” as council member Means called them. Michaels at Shoreline, a restaurant at the course, could pay for the course with $150,000 in revenue that normally goes to core city services. The city would also have to stop charging the course for administrative costs, which would pinch another $275,000 from the core services like police and the library. The city would also stop charging about $431,000 a year for water, a cost which would be spread among the city’s water users, increasing water rates city-wide by 2 percent, according to a city staff report. Those accounting measures would still mean that taxpayers would be subsidizing the course,




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The Senate Committee on Appropriations has killed President Obama’s $32.8 million request to restore Moffett Field’s Hangar One in its markup of the 2012 federal budget, just as the House Committee on Appropriations did in July. The Senate committee gave the same reason as the House committee, saying only that it was “due to concerns raised in a June 2011 NASA inspector general report.” The report questioned the need to fund the restoration of the historic building when other more “mission critical” projects would be delayed. In response to that report, NASA is studying the cost of several options for the hangar, which is due by the end of the year.

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‘Home’ is where the grant is New Google program keeps focus local By Nick Veronin


new philanthropic initiative from Google, called “Home, Sweet Home,” has employees of the Internet search firm picking local causes they would like to see their employer to support. In its inaugural year, the grant program will be lending a hand to three causes in Mountain View — Theuerkauf Elementary, the Computer History Museum and Bicycle Exchange — according to representatives from the company. Various other organizations and schools throughout the Bay Area also received Home, Sweet Home grants, said Heather Spain, community affairs manager for Google. Each of the three local grants were for $15,000 and were awarded for programs that support science, technology, engineering and math — or STEM — education. “Supporting STEM education locally and early makes all the sense in the world to us,” Spain said, noting that the company has a vested interest in building “strong foundations” in STEM education. “We really believe that is important and we really believe that it is important to do in our own backyard.” The grant to Theuerkauf will be Los Altos used to fund a once-a-week, Lutheranafterschool science club for fourth- and Church fifth-grade students, ELCA according to Principal Connie Vasquez-Sawdey. Pastor David K. Bonde “We’re Outreach elated,” Vasquez-Sawdey Pastor said of theGary grant.Berkland “We believe in extending9:00 our am student’s day for Worship 10:30 am Education Nursery Care Provided

education in science and the arts.” The club will help approximately 25 students explore three branches of science: physical, life and Earth, the principal said. They will also learn about alternative energy by working on handson experiments with the school’s large solar panel, which was installed with money from the PG&E Solar Schools Program. She said she was pleased to see Google reaching out and helping out in Mountain View. Large companies have an obligation to contribute to their communities, she said. The grant to the Bicycle Exchange — a branch of the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition — will also support STEM education, according to Google employee David Fork, who co-founded the organization in 1993. The Bicycle Exchange, located at 2566 Leghorn St. in Mountain View, is a volunteer-run organization that takes unwanted bikes, repairs them and either donates them to charity or sells them to help support its operating budget. Volunteers of all ages learn about mechanics and bike repair when they work for the Exchange, Fork said. High school students can earn community service credit working at the Exchange. Finally, the grant to the Computer History Museum will help fund the organization’s “Investigate InnovaTo include tion” program —your where students in View Whisfrom the Church Mountain man Inspirations School District may come andPlease learn about technology call Blanca Yoc and its historyatwith hands-on activities, 650-326-8210 Spain said. ext. 6596 or e-mail

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Free Spanish Language Bicycling Education Classes offered in Mountain View The City of Mountain View and Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition are offering free Spanish traffic skills education courses that will teach cyclists how to safely and confidently ride their bikes for transportation. All courses are taught by certified cycling instructors. In-Class: Traffic Skills 101 (Part 1) Are you a new or experienced cyclist who would like to learn the rules of the road and proper techniques that will allow you to ride your bike safely and with more confidence? Then Traffic Skills 101 is right for you. This 3-hour classroom course will cover the basics on how traffic operates, how bicyclists can safely operate as part of traffic on a wide variety of streets and intersections, and how to avoid or deal with road hazards. We’ll also cover choosing a bike, fitting a helmet, and checking that your bike is safe to ride. Adults and teens over 14 years of age are welcome. No bicycle is needed. When: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Location: Plaza Conference Room, Mountain View City Hall Cost: Free (advance registration is required) Registration: Email, call 408-287-7259 ex.221, or visit On-Road: Traffic Skills 101 (Part 2) Practice what you learned in the in-class Part 1 course. This on-road course follows a comfortable progression onto city streets, beginning with a short review of the lessons from the introductory course. Riders will gain experience riding beside and in line with vehicle traffic in various conditions, and will apply the techniques practiced off-street in everyday traffic situations. The class includes a multiple-choice written test and on-bike test. Adults and teens over 14 years of age are welcome. A working bicycle and helmet are required. Prerequisites: 1) Completion of Traffic Skills 101 (Part 1), 2) The ability to balance and pedal a bicycle When: Saturday, October 22, 2011, 9:30am – 3:30pm Location: Mercy St/Bryant St open parking lot, Mountain View, CA Cost: Free (advance registration is required) Registration: Email, call 408-287-7259 ex.221, or visit

Clases Gratuitas de Educación Para Andar en Bicicleta La Ciudad de Mountain View y la Coalición de Ciclistas de Silicon Valley (Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition) estarán ofreciendo clases para adultos que proveerán información sobre como montar la bicicleta en tránsito con seguridad y confianza. Las clases serán dirigidas por instructores de ciclismo certificados. Clases Habilidades para montar tu bicicleta en tránsito (primera parte: en salón de clase) Si eres un ciclista con experiencia que quiera aprender las reglas de tráfico o alguien que apenas comenzó y desea aprender como montar la bicicleta al lado de automovilistas, esta clase es para ti. Aquí aprenderás tus derechos y responsabilidad como ciclista y técnicas que te ayudaran a montar tu bicicleta con seguridad. También obtendrás información sobre como seleccionar una bicicleta apropiada para tus necesidades, como usar un casco y funciones básicas de mantenimiento. Bicicleta no requerida. Cuando: Miércoles, 12 de Octubre de 2011, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Donde: Plaza de conferencias, Ayuntamiento de Mountain View (500 Castro Street) Costo: Gratis (Registración requerida)

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President Barack Obama speaks at a town hall meeting moderated by LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner.


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creating jobs. You have a really great city, keep up the great work.” Siegel said he was very pleased by the remarks. “It doesn’t get much better,” he said In Mountain View on Monday morning, President Obama aimed to convince viewers of his town hall meeting hosted by LinkedIn that he can lead the country through its myriad economic problems. A crowd of several hundred was assembled by LinkedIn at the Computer History Museum near Google, including LinkedIn users who had been flown in from

around the country. The evening before, Obama had attended two fundraisers on Sunday evening, one at the Woodside home of Symantec chairman John Thompson and another at Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg’s Atherton home. Obama’s message focused on the benefits of investing in infrastructure and schools to create jobs with the American Jobs Act. He made a case for increasing taxes on wealthier individuals to maintain the public institutions that have made the country great. “If we don’t improve our education system, we will all fall behind,” Obama said. In math and science, “we are slipping behind other devel-

oping countries.” “Are you going to have enough engineers?” in Silicon Valley, he asked. ‘Raise my taxes’ The tax reform issue is also an issue of fairness, the president said. “Somebody who is making $50,000 a year as a teacher shouldn’t be paying a higher effective tax rate than somebody like myself or Jeff,” Obama said, referring to Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn who moderated the event. Obama’s been accused of engaging in “class warfare” with his proposals to tax the rich, but during Monday’s talk he stressed a probusinesses stance.

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“No part of the country better represents the essence of America than here,” Obama said of Silicon Valley. “What your see is entrepreneurship and dynamism, an optimism, a belief that if you’ve got a good idea and you’re willing to put in the sweat and blood and tears to make it happen, that not only can you succeed for yourself, but grow the economy for everybody.” Some audience members who asked questions were unemployed because of unfortunate circumstances but one said he was unemployed by choice, able to retire early after having been an early employee of a successful startup search engine “down the street.” “Would you please raise my taxes?” said the man, who was later identified as former Google brand manager Doug Edwards. “I would very much like the country to continue to invest in things like Pell Grants and infrastructure and job training programs that made it possible for me to get where I am. It kills me to see Congress not supporting the expiration of the tax cuts” on wealthy Americans. “As you just pointed out, we’re successful because somebody invested in our education,” Obama said. He referred to his wife Michelle, whose father was an engineer at a local water company who had never attended college, but was able to send Michelle to Princeton. Jobs bill “The most important thing we can do right now is pass this jobs bill,” Obama said, adding that it would increase gross domestic product by 2 percent and add 1.9 million jobs in the U.S. in teaching, construction and public safety, creating “ripple effects” in the

economy. There are up to 27 million unemployed in the U.S. if the marginally employed and longterm unemployed are included. Throughout the talk, Obama referred to an audience member’s recently unemployed 65-year-old mother, a food service worker in Ohio. “She wants to know, when can she get a job, and what’s going to happen to Social Security and Medicare?” the woman asked. “You can tell your mom that Medicare and Social Security will be there for her, guaranteed,” Obama said. “There are no proposals out there that would affect folks about to get Social Security and Medicare.” He said that reforms would be necessary to pay for both programs in the future and proposed removing the $100,000 cap on taxable income that limits what wealthier individuals pay into Social Security. He said that would contribute significantly to keeping the program afloat as fewer workers are paying in to keep more seniors out of poverty. “Your mom is going to be more likely to be hired” under the American Jobs Act, Obama said. The resulting increase in employment would mean more customers for other businesses, including the food industry. And when explaining why wealthy Americans should have higher tax rates, he said, “If people like myself aren’t paying a little more in taxes, then the only way you balance the budget is on the backs of folks like your mom, who end up paying a lot more for Medicare and they can’t afford it.” Veterans and small businesses A question submitted through



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LinkedIn’s website from Marla Hughes, a Florida business owner, asked what Obama would do about “onerous” regulations and taxes, which are the “worst enemies” of a small business. “We’ve actually cut taxes on small businesses 16 times since I went into office,” Obama said, adding that there are “tax breaks for hiring, tax breaks for investment in capital and no capital gains taxes on start-ups.” He said that while some regulations of businesses may no longer be necessary, he would not compromise on safety and environmental regulations, or on regulations to prevent another financial crisis. Regulations should make sure “your water is clean, your food is safe to eat and the peanut butter you feed your kids is not going to be contaminated,” he said. Part of Obama’s jobs bill would help military veterans obtain jobs. He spoke about meeting a former Army medic who worked “under the most extreme circumstances” with wounded soldiers in Iraq. But “when he went back to nursing school, had to start as if he had never been involved in medicine at all. He had to take all the same


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classes and take the same debt burdens from taking those classes.” Obama proposed policies that would allow such veterans to use their skills from the military “right away” in new jobs. “Let’s give them a certification, let’s give them a credential that helps them do that,” he said. More fundraisers Obama departed from Moffett Field aboard Air Force One at 12:23 p.m., and headed to Southern California for fundraising appearances later today. The president was set to speak at three campaign events — one in San Diego and two in Los Angeles. Before boarding the plane, Obama stopped to greet the family of a retiring Air Force One crew member and pose for a photo. He shook the hands of the crew member, his wife and three children. Afterward, the wife, who declined to give her full name but said her husband is based out of Fresno, said she was nervous to meet the president. “He’s a very nice man,” she said. “Very proud of him as our president, and I told him that.” V

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Councilman heads League of Cities Mountain View Vice Mayor Mike Kasperzak was elected to serve as the president for the League of California Cities on Friday, Sept. 23 at the 113th Annual Conference & Expo in San Francisco. After serving the past year as the committee’s vice president, Kasperzak advances to his new position on the 2011-12 board of director’s executive committee. The new League president will fill the role previously held by Mayor Jim Ridenour of Modesto. “It is an honor to have Vice Mayor Kasperzak serve as League president. He is an outstanding leader who works tirelessly on behalf of his own city as well as all California cities. Mike takes the reigns of the League at a time of great opportunities.” said League Executive Director Chris McKenzie in a statement. Kasperzak was first elected to the City Council in 1998 and served as mayor in 2003. He has also served a term on board of directors of both the League and the Institute for Local Government. The League’s board works with other California city officials in collaborating on information, ideas, and resources to influence policy decisions that affect cities. Founded

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Famous dancer at Western Ballet talk Muriel Maffre, a world-renowned dancer from the San Francisco Ballet, will be the guest speaker at the “Making of a Dancer” (MOD2) lecture and performance event at Western Ballet on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m. Maffre’s dedication to the art of dance has won her international competitions as well as a prestigious knighting from the French ministry. For dance fans, she’s like an Oscar-winning headliner, organizers said. Western Ballet will present three other dancers at the event, showcasing members of their own company along with guest artists David Fonnegra (of Diablo Ballet) and Maykel Solas and Junna Ige (of Ballet San Jose). Local jewelry designer Cynthia Wong has donated a piece of silver jewelry as a raffle prize at the event. The first MOD event was held in July for a near-capacity crowd. The director of Western Bal-


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the way you want to live your life,” Morey says, noting that most of the cancer patients who attend her Healthy Young Attitude meetings say that their priorities were all put into perspective when they were diagnosed with cancer. “You take every day as it comes and you do your best.” “They say it does help people live longer,” she said of those cancer patients who remain positive and live their lives to the fullest while they can. “It certainly helps with their outlook on life.” The film begins with a brief history of Mazan’s childhood, adolescence and early adult years, wherein the comedian (and film’s narrator) explains that he has dreamt of performing on Letterman’s program since he was in middle school. However, for a number of reasons, Mazan didn’t even begin performing stand up until he moved out to San Francisco at the age of 29 and started playing open mic nights. Over the course of the next five years, Mazan was able to quit his day job and support himself as a comic. Then came the diagnosis. Money issues, doubts and trying times follow. But, nonetheless, the movie never takes on a tone of despair. Through it all, Mazan keeps working toward his dream — if for no other reason than he can’t

afford to stop. “I still have to live,” Mazan says, explaining that he really had to keep going in order to continue paying his bills. “I have to make a living. I have to love my wife. I have to call my mom and check in with her.” Mazan does all of these things throughout the film, and he continues to send in his best material to the Letterman producers. Until finally, on Aug. 31, 2009, a healthy looking Mazan recorded a short bit in front of a live studio audience at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York. The performance was aired on Sept. 4. “Life is easy,” Mazan says. “Living is hard.” Most people assume that they will live into their 70s or 80s, Mazan says — not considering death until they reach 60. This outlook often results in procrastination. Instead of pursuing a goal, people reason that they will eventually get to the goal, “someday,” he says. “You need to realize that ‘someday’ is not on the calendar,” Mazan says. “There is a chance you may not be around for ‘someday,’ so you should give your goals a real date.” The screening, which can seat up to 120, will be held on the lower level of El Camino Hospital, Morey says. Signs posted at the main hospital entrance will direct visitors to the event.

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recent successful test of a new method to clean up a small plume of the toxic solvent TCE under the Moffett Field Museum raises some hope that the chemical left behind many years ago by Intel, Fairchild Semiconductor and Raytheon can at least be partially removed with a new technology using microbes, carbon and iron. This process should be of particular interest to the city, which must approve development above a toxic groundwater plume that is a mileand-a-half long and 2,000 feet wide in the Superfund Study Area bounded by Middlefield Road, Ellis Street, and N. Whisman Road. In prior years, the three companies and the U.S. Navy have filtered the ground water with systems called “pump and treat” to clean up the toxic chemicals under the Superfund site that continues to challenge clean-up agencies. But this method is losing effectiveness and is not expected to reduce the size of the plume in the next 10 years, according to Penny Ready, project manager for the Environmental Protection Agency, who spoke to the Moffett Field Restoration Advisory Board in May. She said the EPA is studying a new process, in which microbes injected into the ground turn TCE into organic ethane and ethane gases, neither of which damage the ozone layer. A similar cleanup method has recently proven itself to be effective in the rapid cleanup of test areas at Moffett Field, including a 2,500-squarefoot area northwest of Hangar Three. Injecting 23,000 pounds ($57,000 worth) of a product called EHC to break down the TCE, the Hangar ■ TownSquare v o i c e s f r o m t h e c o mm u n i t y

Here’s what they’re saying on Town Square President speaks at Facebook President Barack Obama aimed to convince viewers of his town hall meeting hosted by Mountain View’s LinkedIn that he can lead the country through its myriad economic problems. Obama’s message focused on the benefits of investing in infrastructure and schools to create jobs with the American Jobs Act. He made a case for increasing taxes on wealthier individuals to maintain the public institutions that made the country great. Posted by No stock option Worker, a resident of the Castro City neighborhood We had eight years of the gun slinger. At least he had no pretensions about himself. Tired of all that, we hoped to elect a leader, but instead we got a down and dirty politician trying to hide behind his rhetoric and his political shenanigans. I voted for this guy and I am sorry I did. He needs to get of his high horse and stop his pontification. If I were a lucky schmuck who made out in the bubble, I, too, would be a philanthropist, but to use such cheap political theater

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is insulting the intelligence of the Valley crowd. Is any one keeping tab on this president’s travel budget? Air Force One is not a political campaign bus. So much for change. Yeah, I asked for change but the only thing this guy is going to leave me is the change in my pocket. Posted by James Hoosac, a resident of another community The problem of this country is the increasing contrast of capital inefficiency vs. developing countries such as China. Both the left and right contributed handsomely over the years to this enormous inefficiency. On the left, mainly the rigid cost structures of unionized labor and overly restrictive regulations. On the right, mainly the manipulation of overly complex financial instruments and the overt control of media. Historically, war is the way out of capital inefficiency. World War II ended the Great Depression, for example. This is because a war tends to resolve fundamental issues quickly and decisively in a rather short time frame. George Bush knows this, but he failed. War no longer works as a solution to economic problems.

Three site was cleaned up to well within drinking water standards in only two years, according to a report given by Navy officials at this month’s meeting of the Moffett Field Restoration Advisory Board. This is a technique that City Council members should support by requiring all new developments over TCE contaminated sites to first clear away as much of the toxic plume as possible with the new technology. It makes much more sense to treat the soil before covering a site with buildings or pavement that would block something like EHC from being placed in the ground. This week the City Council approved a large office project over one of the most concentrated sections of the toxic plume, and apparently missed an opportunity to push for cleanup of the site with the new technologies. The 29.3-acre property is bounded by N. Whisman Road to the west, Ellis Street to the east and is within 2,000 feet of the Middlefield Road light rail station. The developers of this property received a Transit-Oriented Development permit to add 181,000 square feet and two parking structures to the project, as well as permission to take down 354 of the 823 trees on the property, including 22 classified as heritage trees. In return for granting these requests, the City Council had a golden opportunity to require the developer work with polluters and the EPA to, at the very least, examine the possibility of using the latest technology to clear away much of the toxic plume underneath the project site. The cost of such an effort is borne by the polluters, not the developer, so there is little reason for developers not to support it. And for polluters, it could be well worth the investment if it could end their payouts for expensive, long-term treatment. City officials say it’s the role of the EPA to make toxic cleanup requirements. But we suggest the city study this technology and partner with the EPA to promote it so building tenants will not have to face the prospect of working on top of a toxic plume of carcinogenic TCE. ■ letters v o i c e s f r o m t h e c o mm u n i t y

Concern about nesting hawks I am concerned about the mother and her juvenile bird of prey that frequent the Mayfield trees. I see them like clockwork every morning and they like to hang out in the Modesto Ash that line Nita and the eucalyptus trees on the small plot near Nita and San Antonio.

I am guessing they are Northern Harrier hawks, but I’d have to get a second opinion. I am trained as a wildlife biologist and it concerns me that there is a lack of interest and care about such an amazing and uncommon species. Perhaps some tall trees can be spared for these birds? Charlene Chow Aldean Avenue

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The Joy of sushi Unassuming Joy Sushi offers vast menu, creative combos By Ruth Schechter


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(yes, I counted) different kinds of rolls. The place was packed during a weekday lunch visit, though on a recent weeknight dinner my companion and I were the only diners. Throughout both meals there was a steady stream of people popping in for take-out orders. Lunch features some sushi, sashimi and bento specials, and dinner options include a mix-and-match menu See Joy Sushi, page 20

Scaloppine di vitello al Marsala

The town of Marsala is a seaport city located in the Province of Trapani on the island of Sicily in Italy. The low coast on which it is situated is the westernmost point of the island. It is best known as the source of Marsala wine. Chicken Marsala is an ancient dish made with this wonderful wine. So great was thought the power of this wine, a Greek warlord even believed his men fought with more flair by drinking a little before battle. But it was the English who settled in Sicily in the early 1800’s who are credited with “upgrading” the dish with the use of veal.

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Preparation instructions: Add 2 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly season the veal with salt and pepper coat each medallion in flour, shaking to remove excess flour. Place in the heated skillet until golden brown on each side, about 5 minutes. Remove medallions from the skillet, place in a baking dish covered with foil, and keep warm in the preheated oven until ready to serve.

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Heat the remaining olive oil in the skillet over medium low heat, and sauté the shallot, garlic and mushrooms, scraping up any browned bits, until shallots are tender. Increase heat to medium high, and stir in the Marsala. Cook and stir until thickened. Remove from heat, and whisk in the butter until melted. Pour sauce over the veal and serve with a wedge of lemon. Serves 4

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CONTAGION ✭✭✭ (Century 16, Century 20) Wife and mother Beth Emhoff (Gwyneth Paltrow) returns from an overseas business trip with a flulike illness that rapidly spirals from cough to seizures to death. Beth’s distraught husband, Mitch (Matt Damon), is offered no concrete answers from the perplexed doctors and begins to wonder why he hasn’t contracted the virus himself. Meanwhile, Dr. Ellis Cheever (Laurence Fishburne) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and his colleague Dr. Erin Mears (Kate Winslet) start a full-fledged investigation into the mysterious affliction as more fatalities are reported around the world. Rated PG-13 for disturbing content and some language. 1 hour, 45 minutes. — T.H.


(Century 16, Century 20) Based on the 2007 Israeli film “Ha-Hov,” “The Debt” concerns three Mossad operatives whose confrontation of a Nazi war criminal wins them accolades. So why are they all so grim? We find out in two unfolding timelines: accounts of the 1966 mission as well as the 1997 incidents that dredge up long-buried secrets. In the past, Rachel (Jessica Chastain) joins David (Sam Worthington) and Stefan (Marton Csokas) to ensnare an ex-Nazi doctor (Jesper Christensen) working as a proctologist in East Germany. In 1997 Israel, Rachel (Helen Mirren), David (Ciaran Hinds), and Stefan (Tom Wilkinson) squirm in the spotlight that’s been refocused on them by the publication of a nonfiction book about the mission. Rated R for some violence and language. One hour, 53 minutes. — P.C

DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME (DI RENJIE) ✭✭✭ (Aquarius) Set in 689 A.D., Zhang Jialu’s screenplay focuses on Wu Zetian (Carina Lau) as she prepares to ascend to the throne and become the first-and-only female emperor in the history of China. Depicted more as a dragon lady than lotus blossom, she faces fierce opposition from powerful men (including Tony Leung Ka Fai) who would rather see her dead than celebrate her impending coronation. She relies on her closest confidants (Li Bingbing and Deng Chao) for advice and protection. This tale of ancient China attracted top talent. Andy Lau acts his way out from under a bad wig to play Detective Dee, freed from eight years in prison by Wu, who put him there in the first place. Rated: PG-13 for disturbing images, violence and some sexuality. In Mandarin with English subtitles. 1 hour, 22 minutes. — P.C

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(Century 16, Century 20) The best “wheel man” in L.A. (Ryan Gosling) must decide if he should help out an ex-con (Oscar Isaac) by serving as his getaway driver. He also finds himself in the role of rescuer to a boy and his mother Irene (Carey Mulligan). Though he mostly looks out for number one, the driver shows loyalty to his boss — a limping garage owner named Shannon (Bryan Cranston) — and a sympathy for Irene, for whom the driver clearly longs. Rated R for strong brutal bloody violence, language and some nudity. One hour, 41 minutes. — P.C



Rose of Cairo,� the admirer of 1920s Paris becomes immersed in his favorite period. An incredulous Gil interacts with expatriate icons of the Lost Generation and the artists who contributed to the legendary time and place. Rated PG-13 for some sexual references and smoking. 1 hour, 34 minutes. — S.T.

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(Century 16, Century 20, Palo Alto Square) Despite being a privileged white girl obliged to play nice with the community’s nasty cliques of racists, Skeeter (Emma Stone) has the soul of a rebel. She decides to help the help — that is, work against the mistreatment of local black maids by getting them to tell her their stories, which Skeeter will fashion into a book she’s writing on spec for a Harper & Row editor (Mary Steenburgen). Rated PG-13 for thematic material. Two hours, 27 minutes. — P.C.

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 ✭✭✭✭ (Century 16, Century 20) “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2� caps the series with visual panache and emotional punch. The wizarding world has taken a dark turn as the vile Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) makes a final violent push for complete dominion. Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and his two companions, Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson), set out to destroy the remaining Horcruxes (magical items that empower Voldemort). Their quest leads them to a vault at Gringotts Wizarding Bank and a meeting with Aberforth Dumbledore (Ciaran Hinds), brother of murdered Hogwarts school headmaster Albus. Meanwhile, Voldemort and his band of maniacal

Death Eaters, including the ruthless Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter), prepare for an assault on Hogwarts. Rated PG-13 for some intense action violence and frightening images. 2 hours, 5 minutes. — T.H.


(Century 16, Century 20) Billed as “based on a true story,� “Killer Elite� concerns fallout from the 1970s Oman War. A tribal Dubai sheik seeking revenge for his lost sons holds hostage grizzled special-ops man Hunter (Robert De Niro) to force his mentee Danny (Statham) into exacting justice. To plan and execute the assassinations of the SAS operatives whom the sheik holds responsible, Danny must come out of self-imposed retirement and call in favors with old friends, including the somewhat loose cannon Davies (Dominic Purcell). Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality/ nudity. One hour, 45 minutes. — P.C.

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS ✭✭✭1/2 (Aquarius) Owen Wilson plays Gil Pender, an American in Paris beguiled by the notion that “every street, every boulevard is its own special art form.� A self-described Hollywood hack, Gil is a successful screenwriter who grinds out movie scripts but longs to write real literature. And then with a magical stroke reminiscent of “The Purple

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(Century 16, Century 20) “Moneyball� — based on the 2003 novel by Michael Lewis about Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) and his unorthodox approach to fielding a winning team on the cheap — offers a captivating and often humorous look into the business side of America’s pastime. Beane hooks up with young economics whiz Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), an unheralded wunderkind in the value of baseball statistics. Together the duo eschews standard baseball wisdom and begins revamping the team using an analytical/mathematical approach, much to the chagrin of the organization’s more traditionally minded scouting department. Rated PG-13 for some strong language. 2 hours, 6 minutes. — T.H.

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‘Translation: Language As Image’ Bay Area artist Joyce Savre Hutt is exhibiting new works on canvas. Through Oct. 22, Gallery 9 hours: Tue.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.

BENEFITS Los Altos Follies “Scallywags, Snollygosters & Slippery Slopes,” a musical parody of modern life and politics, Oct. 6-8, to benefit Bus Barn Stage Company. 7:308:45 p.m. $50 Thu., $85 Fri., $85 Sat. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS ‘Awakening to Sacred Union’ British author Anaiya Prakasha is offering a workshop on opening the heart to true love. This workshop will include dance, tantra, and shamanic journeying. Oct. 1-2, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $75. East West Bookstore , 324 Castro St., Mountain View. ‘Facebook 101’ A class on using Oct. 5, noon-1:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-948-7683. www. ‘Landscape with California Natives and Edibles’ Master Gardener Deva Luna discusses how to incorporate edible plants into a landscape. Registration required. Oct. 4, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 650349-3000. Aerobic Dancing Classes A Jacki Sorensen fitness class incorporating strength training, abdominal work and aerobic routines. Complimentary child care provided. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 9-10 a.m. Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St. (next to Library), Mountain View. Call 650-941-1002. Communication Workshop (ToastMasters Orbiters) Toastmasters meet every first and third Thursdays to

work on communication skills in a friendly environment. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Community Center, 210 South Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View. Call 408571-1844.

CLUBS/MEETINGS Vision 21 Book Club The first selection of the book club will be “Steve Jobs, The Greatest Second ACT in the History of Business” by Jeffery S. Young. Oct. 4, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-948-7683.

COMMUNITY EVENTS ‘Teen Health & Optimal School Success’ Parents, youth, educators and community members are invited to register for a public plenary discussion on the nature of success and the pervasive culture of stress and pressure on K-12 students. The talk will feature a keynote by author Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D. Sept. 30, 7-9 p.m. Suggested donation: $10/individual, $15/ family. Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford. ‘Wheat Grass Planting for Riveropolis Installation’ A community wheat-grass-planting activity that will enhance Riveropolis, a water-centered artwork. Led by artist Gregory Gavin. All ages and abilities welcome. Oct. 9, noon-2 p.m. Free. Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-948-9427.

CONCERTS Taylor Eigsti An estate in Los Altos Hills is hosting a benefit house-concert and wine reception with “local boy” turned Grammy nominee, jazz musician Taylor Eigsti, Vanessa Vo, Patrick Landeza, Ricky Garcia and Donna Stoering. Oct. 2, 3-6 p.m. $75 per person. Vidovich Estates, 12260 Kate Drive, Los Altos Hills. Call 510-910-4623. www.


MVUHS EAGLE ALUMNI DAY PICNIC MVUHS “Eagle” Alumni Day Picnic. All MVHS (new and old), Awalt and Los Altos alumni, teachers and friends are welcome. BBQ, raffle and DJ. Oct. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Donations accepted. Rengstorff Park BBQ area, Mountain View. Call 650-968-1053.



‘Making of a Dancer 2’ Former San Francisco Ballet principal dancer Muriel Maffre shares her journey to the great stages of Europe and America. Dancers from Western Ballet Company will also perform three pieces by Latin American choreographers Vicente Nebrada, Yanis Pikieris and Alexi Zubiria. Oct. 1, 6-8 p.m. $35 pre-sale, $45 at the door. Western Ballet, 914 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View.

‘Acoustic Sound Healing for the 21st Century’ “Fabien Maman, founding father of vibrational sound healing, joined by Faery/ Shaman Terres Unsoeld, will offer an overview of his precise sound correspondences to harmonize the organs, chakras, and subtle energy fields with the seasons, and the stars and beyond,” the bookstore says. Oct. 1, 1-5 p.m. $55. East West Bookstore, 324 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-988-9800. ‘Women & Stroke Event: Risk, Prevention & Treatments’ El Camino Hospital’s stroke experts will discuss: Stroke prevention, treatment and risk factors unique to women; nutrition for healthy women and their families; cooking for optimal brain health with live cooking demonstrations. Oct. 1, Preregistration is required and seating is limited. 9 a.m.-noon. El Camino Hospital Mountain View, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View.

FAMILY AND KIDS ‘Exploring Artistic & Musical Heritage’ Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra, Marimo-Kai Koto Ensemble, Patricia Cheng (piano) and Armando Castellano (French horn). Oct. 9, 3-5 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. Los Altos High School Cheer Clinic Children ages 5-13 yrs old are invited to join LAHS Cheer for an afternoon of cheerleading, dancing, ribbon making, stunting, gymnastics, and games taught by the Los Altos Cheerleaders. Cheer Clinic includes goodie bags, instruction, and half-time performance. Oct. 8, 1-5 p.m. $40. Los Altos High School Dance Room, 201Almond Ave., Los Altos. www.mvla. net/lahs

FILM 2nd Annual Silicon Valley African Film Festival A showcase of films reflecting stories, hopes and dreams of Africa. Highlights: dialogue with filmmakers, African drumming and dance performances, theme parties, awards ceremony. Presented by Oriki Theater in partnership with CSMA. Oct. 14-16, 11 a.m. $20 Oneday pass; $30. Two-day pass; $5 senior/ student discount. Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

ON STAGE ‘Shout! The Mod Musical’ “Shout! The Mod Musical” flips through the 1960s featuring the fashion and the music with soulful pop anthems and ballads by British stars such as Petula Clark, Lulu, and Dusty Springfield. Through Oct. 1, 8 p.m. $24-32. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-941-0551.

SINGLES ‘How to Find “The One”’ Anaiya Aon Prakasha will discuss the trials and tests of walking “The path of the beloved,” the journey of shifting from human love (old paradigm) to divine love (new paradigm). Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $75 though Oct. 1, $95 day of. East West Bookstore, 324 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-988-9800.

SPECIAL EVENTS Palo Alto International Film Festival PAIFF is a four-day festival celebrating the new forms of storytelling in film and media that have

developed as a result of technological innovation. The inaugural festival showcases 20 features, 25 shorts and 30 talks, panels and workshops. Sept. 29-Oct. 2, Wine Tasting @ Artisan Wine Depot “Spring Mountain District’s Keenan Winery: Highly Rated, Small Production Wines Made By Acclaimed Winemaker Nils Venge.” This is a walkaround tasting event. Oct. 1, 2-5 p.m. Artisan Wine Depot, 400 A Villa St., Mountain View. Call 650-969-3511.

SPORTS Swim Team Tryouts Los Altos Mountain View Aquatic Club Swim Team Assessment 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Year-round swim team for ages 5 through 18 who are comfortable in deep water and able to swim freestyle. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Eagle Pool, Franklin Street, Mountain View.

TALKS/AUTHORS Alton Brown Alton Brown discuss his new book “Good Eats 3: The Later Years!” Oct. 12, 7 p.m. Contact store for ticket info. Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View. Denise Gigante Stanford Professor Denise Gigante discusses “The Keats Brothers: The Life of John and George.” Oct. 6, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View. Taylor Anderson Taylor Anderson presents “Firestorm,” an alternate history of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet at the outbreak of WW II. Oct. 6, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View.

VOLUNTEERS Tutor with JustREAD JustREAD is a nonprofit, literacy program dedicated to improving the reading/writing skills of students. Volunteers are trained by JustREAD and work one-on-one with students. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. JustREAD Tutorial Center, 1299 Bryant St., Mountain View. Call 650-691-0416.

Jean and Bill Lane

Lecture Series 2011–2012 Presents

Mary Oliver Reading Monday, October 10, 2011, 8:00 p.m. Cemex Auditorium Knight Management Center 641 Knight Way, Stanford University “MARY OLIVER’s poetry is fine and deep; it reads like a blessing.” - Stanley Kunitz

Photo by Rachel Giese Brown

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Information: 650.723.0011

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The City of Mountain View will flush portions of the City’s water system beginning in October, 2011. Flushing helps to maintain water quality by removing accumulated sand and sediment from water lines. The first area to be flushed is bordered by Central Expressway on the south, Highway 101 on the north, San Antonio Road on the west and Whisman Road on the east. The second area to be flushed will be north of highway 101. Signs and barricades will be posted in neighborhoods the day before flushing begins, and all flushing is anticipated to be complete by November 30, 2011. If you would like more information about the City’s water system flushing program or have questions or concerns while City personnel are in your neighborhood, please contact the Public Services Division at (650) 903-6329 or visit the City’s website at

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Bulletin Board 115 Announcements PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Talk with caring agency specializing in matching Birthmothers with Families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions 866-413-6293 (Void in Illinois) (AAN CAN) 10/8 Foothill College Plant Sale

The Manzana Music School Palo Alto Kids & Adults Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Violin, Cello,& Bass lessons

140 Lost & Found Healthy Tea Cup Yorkshire Terrie

150 Volunteers Become a Literacy Tutor Become a reading tutor! Fosterers Needed for Moffet Cats Medical Office Volunteer STANFORD FLU VACCINE STUDY Teach kids to love nature!

155 Pets

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English Bulldog For sale Gorgeous english bulldog puppies for sale, champion sired, parents on premises, huge nose ropes, stocky and short

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230 Freebies Classic Butcher Block - FREE

240 Furnishings/ Household items Antique Armoire with Decorative - $695 Antique Furniture for SALE! Windsor Dining Chairs - $60 each

245 Miscellaneous Readers and Music Lovers 100 Greatest Novels (audio books) Only $99.00 (plus S/H.) Includes MP3 Player and Accessories. Bonus: 50 Classical Music Works and Money Back Guarantee. Call Today! 1-877-360-6916. (Cal-SCAN) Online Shopping Discount Coupons and Vouchers - $1 Spine Inversion Table Inversion Table. Perfect condition.

120 Auctions Advertise Your Auction in 240 California newspapers for one low cost of $550. Your 25 word classified ad reaches over 6 million+ Californians. Free brochure call Elizabeth (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN)

130 Classes & Instruction Allied Health Career Training Attend college 100% online. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 800-481-9409. www.CenturaOnline. com (Cal-SCAN) Attend College Online from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888-210-5162 (Cal-SCAN) HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! Graduate in just 4 weeks!!! FREE Brochure. Call NOW! 1-800-532-6546 Ext. 97 (AAN CAN) High School Diploma! Graduate in 4 weeks! FREE Brochure. Call Now! 1-866-562-3650 ext. 60 (Cal-SCAN) German language class Instruction for Hebrew Bar and Bat Mitzvah For Affiliated and Unaffiliated George Rubin, M.A. in Hebrew/Jewish Education 650/424-1940

133 Music Lessons Barton-Holding Music Studio Accepting new students for private vocal lessons. All levels. Call Laura Barton, 650/965-0139 Hope Street Music 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 Music With Toby: Voice & Violin Start today! Piano Lessons Taught in your home. Member MTAC & NGPT. Specializing in beginners. All levels welcome. Karen, (650)367-0307 or Piano Lessons Susan Jackson, Mus B. MM. Classicaltheory MTAC. Specialized Jazz lessons. All levels. 650-326-3520 Piano Lessons in your home Children and adults. Christina Conti (650)493-6950.

425 Health Services Attention Diabetics with Medicare. Get a FREE Talking Meter and diabetic testing supplies at No Cost, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful finger pricking! Call 877-792-3424. (Cal-SCAN)

You will join our staff of talented journalists, designers, web programmers and sales people in our brand new “green” Palo Alto headquarters building in the vibrant California Ave. business district.

Sleep Apnea Sufferers with Medicare. Get FREE CPAP Replacement Supplies at No Cost, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores and bacterial infection! Call 888-379-7871. (Cal-SCAN)

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Cosmetic Dentistry Grants Funding Assistance for Cosmetic Dentistry including implants. Must Be Employed - Qualify for up to 20K - Limited Offer. Apply Today (No Fee)

For Sale 202 Vehicles Wanted CASH FOR CARS: Any Car/Truck. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Call For Instant Offer: 1-888-420-3808 (AAN CAN) Donate Car, Truck, Boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. 888-902-6851. (Cal-SCAN) Donate Vehicle Receive $1000 Grocery Coupons. National Animal Welfare Foundation. Support No Kill Shelters, Help Homeless Pets. Free Towing, Tax Deductible, NonRunners Accepted. 1-888-333-0477. (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 1-800-252-0615. (Cal-SCAN)

210 Garage/Estate Sales Los Altos, 1451 Wessex Avenue, October 1, 9-1 Los Altos, 201 Covington Rd, 8:00am2:00pm Los Altos, 627 Camellia Way, Oct. 1, 9am-4pm MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE, framed pictures, pillows, dinnerware, linens, accessories, and furniture. Pa:, 895 Clara Dr., Oct. 1, 9-1 Lots of children’s games, shoes, scooters, trucks, trains, kitchen table Palo Alto, 4135 Maybell Way, Oct. 1, 8-2 Redwood City, Quartz St, ONGOING S’vale: 552 S. Murphy Ave., 9/3010/1, 9:30-4 Semi-annual sale. Large selection of linen and lace for all types of use. SunnyVale: Lace Museum 552 S. Murphy Ave., 9/30, 9:30-4, 10/1, 9:30-4 Large selection of linen and lace for all types of uses. 408-730-4695 Woodside: 231 Winding Way, 10/1, 9-5 Estate/moving sale. Boat, tools, appliances. x-Mtn. Home Road.

215 Collectibles & Antiques Store Display Cabinets For Sale

Multimedia Advertising Sales The Palo Alto Weekly and Embarcadero Media are seeking smart, articulate and dedicated experienced and entry-level sales professionals who are looking for a fast-paced and dynamic work environment of people committed to producing outstanding journalism and effective marketing for local businesses.

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Tractor for sale $5500 2001 John Deere 4600, 4X4, Cab, Loader, Diesel, Priced to sell $5500 contact me for details at / 480-409-1051.

250 Musical Instruments piano - $1500.

Kid’s Stuff 330 Child Care Offered Seeking full time Nanny San Carl seeking Full-time Nanny position

340 Child Care Wanted Babysitter Wanted

345 Tutoring/ Lessons Art with Emily: Unique Lessons 650-856-9571 Chess Lessons for kids and adult Tutor: elementary to early college French,Spanish Lesns. 6506919863 Tutor K-8 Credentialed teacher. All subjects K-8

350 Preschools/ Schools/Camps Horseback Riding Camps & Lessons Webb Ranch (650)854-7755

355 Items for Sale 4YrsBOY clothescooler season - 40 Avent bottles,bowls,forks,spoons Jackets BOY 6mon-3 years $5 Pink BarbieJeep1998MattelRemote Rescueheros,superheroes,play men Size 3T suit/tuxedo jacketReniew Stuffed animals box full only$20 Toddler shoes Size 4-6Boy - 3

Jobs 500 Help Wanted Accountant-Admin Manager (P/T) Private Foundation and Family Office. Requires high intelligence and ability to work without supervision. Involves supporting investment management of Trustee in two-person office in Palo Alto 20-25 hours/week. Compensation open. Handwritten letter is required in reply plus personal resume. Reply to: Mail Box #701, Trustee, 555 Bryant St., Palo Alto, CA 94301-1704. Organist/Pianist 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Palo Alto. Start January 2012. Sundays from 10 -11 am. Prelude, postlude, offertory, solo and 3 hymns. 1992 Rodgers Electronic - 3 Manual organ. Contact Julie Freeman at 650-855-9646. Application deadline - October 5, 2011. Peet’s Coffee & Tea - Now Hiring!

525 Adult Care Wanted Cook/Housekeeper Elderly blind man in PA seeks cook and lite housekeeping in small studio. Live out, Mon-Fri. Refs, N/S. Kevin, 650/387-6751

550 Business Opportunities Think Christmas - Start Now! Own a Red Hot - Dollar, Dollar Plus, Mailbox or Discount Party Store from $51,900 worldwide! 100% Turnkey. 1-800-518-3064. (Cal-SCAN)

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) 2011 Federal Postal Positions. $13.00-$36.50+/hr., Full Benefits plus Paid Training. No Experience plus Job Security. Call Today! 1-866-477-4953 Ext .152. NOW HIRING!


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Drivers: CDL Training Career Central. No MONEY Down. CDL Training. Work for us or let us work for you! Unbeatable Career Opportunities. *Trainee *Company Driver *Lease Operator Earn up to $51k *Lease Trainers Earn up to $80k 1-877-369-7126. (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: Need 13 good drivers. Top 5% Pay & 401K. 2 Months CDL Class A Driving Experience. 1-877-258-8782. (Cal-SCAN) EARN $75-$200 HOUR (Now 25% Off), Media Makeup & Airbrush Training. For Ads, TV, Film, Fashion. 1 wk class &. Portfolio. AwardMakeUpSchool. com 310-364-0665 (AAN CAN) Paid In Advance! Make $1,000 a Week mailing brochures from home! Guaranteed Income! FREE Supplies! No experience required. Start Immediately! (AAN CAN) Work from Anywhere 24/7 Earn up-to $1,500/PT to $7,500/FT. Flexible hours, Training provided. Enjoys working with others, a self starter with computer skills., 1-888-304-2847. (Cal-SCAN) Network Researcher  Toyota InfoTechnology Center USA Inc. seeks Researcher in Mountain View, CA to research and develop next generation vehicle communication/network. Req:Master’s in Comp. Sci., Electro. Engg., or related + 2 yrs of exp. EMail resumes to

Business Services 620 Domestic Help Offered Babysitter / House helper Avail. now, M-F, FT, 8:30-4:30 or 5pm. Experienced, good refs. Prefer infants. Own transportation. Call: 650-324-2163

640 Legal Services Social Security Disability Benefits. You Win or Pay Us Nothing. Contact Disability Group, Inc. Today! BBB Accredited. Call For Your FREE Book and Consultation. 877-490-6596. (Cal-SCAN)

645 Office/Home Business Services Advertise Truck Driver Jobs in 240 California newspapers for one low cost of $550. Your 25 word classified ad reaches over 6 million+ Californians. Free brochure call Elizabeth (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN) Business Card Ad Advertise a display Business Card sized ad in 140 California newspapers for one low cost of $1,550. Your display 3.75x2” ad reaches over 3 million+ Californians. Free brochure call Elizabeth (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN)

CLEANING SERVICES lic#051308 Window Washing • Steam Carpet Cleaning • Pressure Washing • Gutter Cleaning CALL US (650)444-1399 TODAY!

Elsa’s Cleaning Service Residential. Laundry, iron. 20+ yrs. exp. Good refs. $16/hour. Elsa, 650/208-0162; 650/568-3477 Family House Service Weekly or bi-weekly green cleaning. Comm’l., residential, apts. Honest, reliable, family owned. Refs. Sam, 650/315-6681.

Olga’s Housecleaning Res./Com. Wkly/mo. Low Rates. Local Refs. 25 years Exp. & Friendly. I love My Job! Ins. (650)380-1406

Orkopina Housecleaning “The BEST Service for You” Bonded

Since 1985


• Dependable, Trustworthy, Detailed • Laundry, Ironing, Change Linens • Wash Walls, Windows and Blinds • Move In/Move Out and Remodel Clean-up • Power Wash • Landscape and Concrete Work

(650)962-1536- Lic. 020624

Socorro’s Cleaning Service Full housecleaning, laundry. San Carlos to MV. 650/465-3765 Tere House Cleaning Houses * Apartments * Offices Genl. cleaning, laundry, comml. and residential. Excel. refs. Lic. #40577. 650/281-8637

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

Cabinetry-Individual Designs Precise, 3-D Computer Modeling: Mantels * Bookcases * Workplaces * Wall Units * Window Seats. Ned Hollis, 650/856-9475

715 Cleaning Services Maria’s Housecleaning 18 Years exp. Excellent refs. Good rates, own car. Maria, (650)679-1675 or (650)207-4609 (cell)

BCG MORALES CLEANING SERVICES Carpets & Floors • Powerwash Stripping & Wax. House & Window Cleaning 12 Years Exp.


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

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

757 Handyman/ Repairs AAA HANDYMAN AND MORE

Repairs • Electrical • Plumbing Carpentry • Fences • Painting IKEA furn. Assembled • Senior Discount

Lic.# 468963

Since 1976 Licensed & Insured


ABLE HANDYMAN FRED • Complete Home Repairs • Maintenance • Remodeling • Professional Painting • Carpentry • Plumbing • Electrical • Custom Cabinet Design • Deck & Fence • And Much More


Landscaping & Garden Services

Landscape Maintenance • Tree Care • Pavers Planting • Planterbed • Power Washing Gutter Cleaning • Irrigation System • New Lawn

650-679-3295 / 650-776-7626

“Ed” MAN

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


ED RODRIGUEZ (650)465-9163 • (650)570-5274 Keane Construction Specializing in Home Repairs Kitchens, Bathrooms, Stucco, Dry Rot & Masonry and more! 650-430-3469 Lic.#743748 Miller’s Maintenance Plumbing, Painting, Tile and wall repair. Free Est. No job too small. Senior discount. 25 years exp. 650/669-3199 Seniors: Be Fall Safe! Call us at 888/850-5051. In PA since 1986. Lic. #499722

Jody Horst Landscape Artist

856-9648 • • • • •

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

LANDA’S GARDENING & LANDSCAPING *Yard Maintenance*New Lawns*Clean Ups*Tree Trimming*Wood Fences* Power Washing. 17 years experience. Senior Discount 650-576-6242

Mario’s Gardening Maintenance, clean-ups. 650/365-6955; 995-3822


Trusted and Reliable Small jobs welcome. Local, refs., 25 yrs exp. Dave, 650/218-8181

759 Hauling a J & G HAULING SERVICE Misc. junk, office, appliances, garage, storage, etc, clean-ups. Old furniture, green waste and yard junk. Licensed & insured. FREE ESTIMATES 650/368-8810 A Junk Hauling Service Residential & Commercial. Yard clean-up service. Large & Small jobs. 650-771-0213 Frank’s Hauling Commercial, Residential, Garage, Basement & Yard. Clean-up. Fair prices. 650/361-8773

767 Movers SHMOOVER

Leo Garcia Landscape/ Maintenance Lawn and irrig. install, clean-ups. Res. and comml. maint. Free Est. Lic. 823699. 650/369-1477.


Serving the Peninsula since 1975/Owner-Operated! est.


R.G. Landscape Yard clean-ups, maintenance, installations. Call Reno for free est. 650/468-8859 WEEKLY MAINTENANCE TRIMMING/ PRUNING, TREE SERVICE, STUMP GRINDING, CLEAN UPS, AERATION, IRRIGATION, ROTOTILLING. ROGER: 650.776.8666


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• Interior/Exterior

Licensed & insured #392875 Since 1980

650-325-8039 Gary Rossi PAINTING Free 2 gal. paint. Water damage repair, wallpaper removal. Bonded. Lic #559953. 650/207-5292

809 Shared Housing/ Rooms

840 Vacation Rentals/Time Shares

ALL AREAS - ROOMMATES.COM Browse hundreds of online listings with photos and maps. Find your roommate with a click of the mouse! Visit: http:// (AAN CAN

Vacation Properties Advertise your vacation property in 240 California newspapers for one low cost of $550. Your 25 word classified ad reaches over 6 million+ Californians. Free brochure call Elizabeth (916)2886019. (Cal-SCAN)

PA: Furn. Room Short term pref. WiFi, kit., laundry privs. $750. 650/444-3030 Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA

810 Cottages for Rent MP: 1BR Loft Secluded west Menlo. Skylites in loft, tiled kit. and BA. Off street parking. Utils incl. N/S, N/P. $1400 mo. 650/854-3849.

815 Rentals Wanted Rental for me and my 6 lb dog wa 1000-1400

30 Years Experience

Beckys Landscape Weeding, 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

771 Painting/ Wallpaper

STYLE PAINTING Comm’l/Res. Full service painting and decorating. Lic. 903303. 650/388-8577

650.529.1662 • 483.4227

748 Gardening/ Landscaping

All Animals Happy House Pet Sitting Services by Susan Licensed, insured, refs. 650-323-4000

710 Carpentry

NOTICE TO READERS It is illegal for an unlicensed person to perform contracting work on any project valued at $500.00 or more in labor and materials. State law also requires that contractors include their license numbers on all advertising. Check your contractor’s status at or 800-321-CSLB (2752). Unlicensed persons taking jobs that total less than $500.00 must state in their advertisements that they are not licensed by the Contractors State License Board.

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751 General Contracting

775 Asphalt/ Concrete Mtn. View Asphalt Sealing Driveway, parking lot seal coating. Asphalt repair, striping. 30+ yrs. 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 Household Organizer

790 Roofing Al Peterson Roofing & Repairs

Reroofing • All Roof Types Gutter Repair & Cleaning Free Estimates All Work Guaranteed 46 Years Experience

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Handyman - Installation & Repairs Interior & Exterior - Painting, Waterproofing, And More

792 Pool Services

PORTOLA VALLEY POOL SERVICE Certified Pool/Spa Operator Licensed & Insured

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Palo Alto


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850 Acreage/Lots/ Storage Colorado: Owner Must Sell Beautiful New Mountain Cabin Was $450,000. Now $350,000. 40 Acres w/ Full Utilities. Close to Telluride and Montrose Trophy elk area. Direct access to Areas 61 and 62 and Uncompahgre Nat’l Forest. Fully furnished w/ ATVeverything goes! Call 315-271-7757. (Cal-SCAN) Montana: 20 Acres Ranchlands must sell w/ Utilities. Was $49,900. Now $19,900 170 Acres -Borders BLM Was $299,900 Now $89,900 More property under $1,000/ acre Close to Roundup, Billings and Lewiston. The best elk and deer country! Call 888-361-3006. (Cal-SCAN)

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825 Homes/Condos for Sale Redwood City Best Value Westside Redwood City Redwood City, 4 BR/4+ BA - $1485000

830 Commercial/ Income Property Shared Executive Space Extra Large office conveniently located in Mountain View. Gorgeous custom finishes throughout. Includes separate secretarial station plus many more amenties. The space is shared with two attorneys. $2,000/month. Contact

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YOUNG QI FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 556024 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Young Qi at 4300 El Camino Real, Suite 201, Los Altos, CA 94022, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): YOUNG QI INC. 4300 El Camino Real #201 Los Altos, CA 94022 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 15, 2011. (MVV Sep. 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 2011) JT CONSTRUCTION FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 556244 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: JT Construction at 250 Del Medio Ave., #202, 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): TARVO JURIMA 250 Del Medio Ave., #202 Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 09/21/11. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on September 21, 2011. (MVV Sep. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 2011) EURO CLEAN FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 555708 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Euro Clean at 250 Del Medio Ave., #202, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: Copartners. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are):

HEDI JOGILA 250 Del Medio Ave., #202 Mountain View, CA 94040 KAIT TAMMEMAGI 250 Del Medio Ave., #202 Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 09/07/11. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on September 7, 2011. (MVV Sep. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 2011) HOTEL LODGE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 556355 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Hotel Lodge at 64 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): MORGAN HILL MOTEL INV. 64 W. El Camino Real, Mt. View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 9/15/06. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on September 23, 2011. (MVV Sep. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 2011) EGGCRATE IDEAS ayBALUT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 556382 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: 1.) EGGCRATE IDEAS, 2.) ayBALUT at 2045 W. El Camino Real 122, 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): EGGCRATE IDEAS LLC 2045 W El Camino Real 122 Mountain View, CA 94040 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 26, 2011. (MVV Sep. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 2011)

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We didn’t just happen upon Pam. She represented the seller when we bought our house. We were impressed with her work then, so we sought her out to represent us when selling. She was able to help us navigate what must have been one of the more challenging transactions your office has seen. Pam exceeded our expectations at every step of the process. She is a true professional and a pleasure to work with.


M. Fox, Los Altos

Price Reduced Call me for details

606 Nandell Lane, Los Altos 1.8-acre property on the 12th Fairway at Los Altos Golf & Country Club

Elsie Way, Los Altos Hills Sale Pending 12030 Approximately 1.1 mostly level acres with a private lane just 2 miles to the Village

Offered at $3,250,000 $2,995,000

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are & amazing opportunity in downtown Mountain View. Build your dream estate, remodel and enjoy the character of the current home, build a second home, or possibly develop. Whatever you choose, potential galore awaits you with this rarely available 14,300+ sq.ft. lot, zoned R32. This 1915’s beauty offers 3 br/2 ba with approximately 1,940 sq.ft. along with a separate studio cottage, additional storage building & one car garage. Beautiful original character throughout yet filled with many modern upgrades & conveniences for today’s living. Short stroll to downtown restaurants, shopping & all the amenities Mountain View has to offer! Easy access to trails, freeways, Cal-Train, VTA & close to major companies. Desired Mountain View/Los Altos Schools. Call for additional details.

Offered at: $1,499,000 Jerylann Mateo Broker Associate Direct: 650.209.1601 | Cell: 650.743.7895 | | DRE#01362250 | LOS ALTOS 167 S. San Antonio Road | 650.941.1111

Asset Capital Realty 650-793-1994 | DRE #01801349


eautiful newer construction home, 14 years young! Quality finishes & custom features are evident throughout this extra-large home. Offering 5 br/3 ba with 3,266 sq.ft. of living space this hard to find home is one that you will want to move right into. Open and flowing floor plan where you will enjoy all the great space for entertaining both inside and out. Great neighborhood within walking distance to Ranch 99/Nob Hill Shopping Center, schools, parks, trails & more. Close to major companies with easy access to freeways. Desired Mountain View Schools.

Offered at: $1,689,000

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arely available home at this price in this neighborhood! Located in Waverly Park on a great cul-de-sac this home offers 3 br/1.5 ba with 1,372 sq.ft. of living space. Spacious 9,375 sq.ft lot includes a pool. Kitchen with stainless steel appliances & breakfast bar opens to the nook/family room sitting area. Large living room with wood-burning fireplace. Open dining room. Remodeled bathrooms. Hardwood floors throughout, nicely painted, skylights, dual pane windows & so much more to this lovely home. Great location, close to trail access, parks, schools, hospital, YMCA & freeways. Desired Mountain View Schools.

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tunning newly constructed Mediterranean on one level located on a great lot close to downtown Mountain View restaurants and easy commute routes! This gorgeous 2132 +/- sq. ft. floor plan includes 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths with granite vanities and tile flooring, gourmet chef’s kitchen with granite counter tops & stainless steel appliances, including a second refrigerator, large island with eating bar & great room with sliding glass doors to the patio area, which is perfect for entertaining. The formal living room has views of the luscious new & mature landscaped yard. Upgrades include rich gleaming oak hardwood flooring, gas plumbed patio area for BBQ, 2 master suites & extra skylights. The home is situated on a beautiful 5959 +/- sq. ft. lot with entertainer’s backyard and perfect for a growing family. Top Los Altos High!

Offered at $999,000

Lynn North

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Stunning, contemporary new construction in Mountain View’s sought after Cuesta Park neighborhood. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living space 1679 SF. Close to Bubb elementary school (2010 API 904), 2 wonderful parks, the YMCA and of course Mountain View’s vibrant downtown shopping & restaurants this wonderful property offers a place to refresh and relax while remaining at the heart of Silicon Valley life.

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1789 Woodhaven Place, Mountain View High ceilings, an open floor plan and walls of glass create an ambiance of light and volume in this delightful 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home. Design elements include hardwood floors, stone detailing and maple cabinetry. The professionally landscaped gardens feature mature trees, a slate patio and flower-bordered lawn. Ideally located in a quiet cul-de-sac near shopping and a park.

Offered at $1,098,000 Elaine Klemm 650.209.1514

650 947 4780 DRE# 00893793

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Arbuelo Way, Los Altos 3 bedrooms / 2.5 baths on 10,000+ sq. ft. North Los Altos parcel with lovely gardens

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Pam is truly an outstanding real estate professional and we would hire her again without hesitation. She handled every aspect and detail of our sale with reassurance, anticipation, contingency plans as needed and all with a smile. She works with a cadre of responsive professionals who complement and support her as she positions your home sale for maximum value. We know this from firsthand experience, as we received multiple bids for our home and credit Pam for positioning our home sale for maximum ROI. Chad & Linda, Los Altos Scan now for up-to-date info:


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191 Darya Ct Mountain View

488 Moorpark Way Mountain View 5 bed | 5.5 bath 4,300 sq. ft. $1,650,000

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2 bed | 2.5 bath 1,244 sq. ft.

$615,000 Shown By Appointment

328 Central Ave Mountain View 2 bed | 1.5 bath 1,290 sq. ft. $538,000

2071 Plymouth St # M Mountain View 2 bed | 2.5 bath 1,078 sq. ft. $475,000

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Nancy Goldcamp

2 BR 2 BA Spacious condo in a great location! Close to commute routes and surrounded by greenery!




4 BR 2 BA Private court location. Spacious floorplan. Eat-in kit w/granite counters. Beautiful yard.

Maria & Fabiola Prieto



6 BR 6 BA Old Los Altos. Amazing 6,800 sq ft home in Downtown Los Altos on an almost 14,000 sq ft lot!

Stuart Bowen

231 HAWTHORNE AVE SAT/ SUN 1:30 - 4:30



5 BR 5 BA Beautiful Architecture + Floor Plan Amenities Abound.Gleaming HW Floors,Lovely Granite.

Jim Galli


1905 QUAIL MEADOW RD SUN 1:30 - 4:30


4 BR 3 BA 1/2 acre property close to town. 2200 sq ft. New carpet and paint throughout.

Barbara Cannon


745 PARMA WAY SAT/SUN 12 - 5


4 BR 3 BA 16 yr hm on sought-after street. Traditional 2story flr plan.Lrg kitchen opens to family rm

Shelly Potvin




6 BR 4.5 BA Beautiful estate w/6000+ interior sqft on an over 1 acre lot. Guest house, pool & gardens!

Ginna Lazar




Eastbrook lot will be open and unattended.Please pick up a flyer & call the listing agent

Jamie & Phyllis Carmichael 650.941.7040


Gordon Ferguson

170 GRANADA DR SUN 1:30 - 4:30


5 BR 4.5 BA Spectacular custom-built home with over-the-top amenities and amazing high tech features.

2 BR 2.5 BA Townhome w/remodeled kit. Fireplace. HW floors, private backyard garden. Freshly painted.

1359 ORANGE AV SUN 1:30 - 4:30

101 E MIDDLEFIELD RD #7 SAT/ SUN 1:30 - 4:30

John Barman



3 BR 2.5 BA Lux 9yr old 1-level home exudes warmth, comfort, Old World quality & charm. 3bd+office/den

Dan Ziony

825 SHARON PARK DR SUN 1:30 - 4:30



Fereshteh Khodadad




3 BR 3 BA Price Reduced! Private cul-de-sac home. Only 21 years new! Eat-in kitchen with family room

Kirby Riggs/Tom Huff

105 LAUREL AV SUN 1:30 - 4:30



2 BR 2 BA Charming home & gardens perfectly located on quiet tree-lined street in prime Willows loc.

Lan L. Bowling

2335 SHARON RD SAT/ SUN 1:30 - 4:30





3 BR 2 BA Spacious w/sep fam rm/din rm, eat-in kit, hdwd flrs, dbl pn win, liv rm w/frplc, ample lot

Nancy Adele Stuhr


DUPLEX IN GREAT LOCATION!$775,000 Well maintained duplex in great location - Each unit 2br/1.5ba. Inside laundry. HW floors.

Anne Wilson


DUPLEX IN MOUNTAIN VIEW! $765,000 Spacious duplex in Mtn. View! Each unit has 2 bedrooms,1 bath, & garage! BY APPT. ONLY!

DiPali Shah

1755 PEACOCK AV SAT/SUN 10 - 5



Clear lot with plans and permits in place for 2730 Sq Ft home with 4 bedrms and 3 bathrms

Eppie Cf Lam

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3 BR 2.5 BA End unit townhome. 3 bed/2.5 bath. Private yard with hot tub plus 2 large sunny deck areas.

Ric Parker


328 CENTRAL AV SUN 1:30 - 4:30


2 BR 1.5 BA Cypress Point Woods Townhome. Formal entry, remodeled open kitchen w/ ample counter space.

Royce Cablayan


2071 PLYMOUTH ST #M SUN 1:30 - 4:30


2 BR 2.5 BA Kitchen with granite counters and breakfast bar. Bedroom suites with vaulted ceilings.

Royce Cablayan


278 MONROE DR #29 SUN 1:30 - 4:30


2 BR 1 BA Warm and inviting Mountain View townhouse with Los Altos schools.

Terrie Masuda




2 BR 2 BA Tastefully updated condo in beautiful Sharon Hts. Bright,spacious. Garage,inside laundry.

John Fyten

Lolli Gilbert

4060 MANZANA LANE SUN 1:30 - 4:30


6 BR 5.5 BA What Makes This Home STAND OUT? Incredibly high energy savings!Top quality.

Vivi Chan

959 WAVERLEY ST SUN 1:30 - 4:30



4 BR 3.5 BA Beautiful Arts & Crafts home. Full restoration & addition completed in 2007.

Zach Trailer

1344 TASSO ST SAT/ SUN 1:30 - 4:30



5 BR 3.5 BA Elegance, features and functionality in Palo Alto’s most sought after neighborhood!

Lan L. Bowling



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Cesar Cervantes


4160 BRIARWOOD WAY SAT/ SUN 1:30 - 4:30


5 BR 3.5 BA Atrium Eichler house in desirable Greenmeadow community.2 master suites.Newly renovated.

Elena Talis


1137 FOREST AV SUN 1:30 - 4:30



Doris Messina

650.941.7040 650.325.6161



5 BR 3 BA Remodeled hm in Willow Glen w/family rm, French doors, updtd baths, lrg backyard & patio.

Tim Trailer


1689 SANDYROCK CT SUN 1:30 - 4:30


3 BR 2 BA Come see this desirable Dry Creek Village condo conviently located just blocks from DT WG.

725 WILDWOOD LN SAT/ SUN 1:30 - 4:30

5179 HARWOOD RD SAT 1:30 - 4:30

Ken Morgan & Arlene Gault 650.328.5211


3 BR 2 BA Iconic California home. Appealling Duveneck neighborhood. Many upgrades. Serene garden. Carrie Ligozio/Stephanie

Hewitt & Judy Decker


102 COLERIDGE AVE SAT/ SUN 1:30 - 4:30


3 BR 2 BA Charming Old PA Spanish-style home. Beamed ceilings in LR, hardwood floors, A/C, new kit.

Carolyn Lott/Sayed Sadat


Lindsay Spanek

Jamie Carmichael

Wenda Puzzo

Jeff Beltramo


Barbara Sawyer


TOP FLOOR W/MOUNTAIN VIEW $499,000 1 BR 1 BA Rare opportunity! PA schools. Low HOA. Extra storage. Secure blg. W/D. Close to Calif Ave.

Geraldine Asmus



1 FREMONTIA ST SUN 1:30 - 4:30


3 BR 2 BA Sunset views of Windy Hill from this bucolic, well appointed contemporary home.

Royce Cablayan



Beautiful 6880 sf lot on a wonderful street. Ready to draw plans for your dream house!




2 BR 1 BA Well maintained end unit on top level. Lots of sunlight & views of open space. Stack W&D.

Ann Griffiths





3 BR 2 BA Very private. Tastefully updated end-unit ready for move-in. Excellent Almaden Schools!


2 BR 2 BA Lux Condos in Dwntwn PA. Exceptionl amenities. Pool, fitness rm, guest apts, 55+ community


3 BR 2 BA Beautiful ranch home. Updated kit. New roof & paint. Sparkling pool & spa. Great location!

Alan & Nicki Loveless




1103 HOLLY OAK CI SUN 1 - 4

3 BR 2 BA Elegant Palo Alto condo, large master bedroom, updated kitchen. Pool. Great schools!


3 BR 2 BA Beautifully updated home on LG border.Granite counters-updated baths.Huge family kit area.


Alexandra Von Der Groeben650.325.6161

4 BR 3 BA Beautiful newer Mediterranean College Terrace home. Excellent PA Schools! Lovely backyard!

1664 MULBERRY LN SUN 1:30 - 4:30

3 BR 2 BA Beautiful remodeled ranch in Crescent Park. Hardwood floors. Updated kitchen.

DiPali Shah

960 S. CALIFORNIA AV SAT/ SUN 1:30 - 4:30






1174 JUNIPERO AV $579,000 3 BR 2 BA Cute curb appeal in great Westside location on quiet street w/over 1800sf of living space.

LOVELY CRESCENT PARK HOME $3,100,000 4 BR 3 BA Located in Crescent Park, this spacious hm sits on a beautifully landscaped 12,000sf lot!



966 FARLEY ST $679,000 3 BR 2 BA Light, bright & modern thruout. Large great rm, beautiful granite, oak floor. Bosch range.


3 BR 2.5 BA +Office. Beautifully updtd gorgeous landscaping Lg. LR, DR & lot. Great location






737 TIANA LN $849,000 2 BR 2 BA Beautifully updated. Lg. sgl-level w/fam room/kitchen, 2fp, high ceiling,yard, 2 car gar.

1045 COLLEGE AV SUN 1:30 - 4:30

Shelly Potvin



MENLO PARK $329,000

1902 ABERDEEN LANE $648,800 3 BR 3.5 BA Beautiful two year new townhome & shows like a model home!Three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms





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Ginna Lazar


Alan Huwe






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208 ESCUELA AVE $399,000 2 BR 1 BA Cute starter house! 824sf home on 5500sf lot. Close to downtown Mtn.View. Large backyard.

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Enis Hall





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3585 BRYANT STREET $1,088,000 3 BR 2 BA Remodeled Kitchen W/Granite Counters. New Interior & Exterior Paint & New Lush Carpeting

1161 BRUCKNER CIRCLE $1,339,000 4 BR 2 BA Charming home with separate living & dining rooms plus large bonus room. Hardwood floors.


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800 S CALIFORNIA AV $2,698,000 5 BR 3 BA Elegance & Craftsmanship combine in this newly completed home in desirable College Terrace




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933 BLUEBONNET DR SAT/ SUN 1:30 - 4:30


3 BR 2 BA Everything has been thought of in this luxurious Ponderosa neighborhood



DARLING SUNNYVALE DUPLEX! $758,000 1500sf duplex, 7000sf lot. Great income property! Lrg rear fenced yards. Attached garages.

Ginna Lazar




4 BR 2.5 BA Rare opportunity. Charming 4BR townhome on cul-de-sac w/upgrades. End unit w/2 yards. A/C.

Niloo James


264 W. CALIFORNIA ST SAT/ SUN 1:30 - 4:30


3 BR 2.5 BA Fab! t/h. 3-unit complex near downtown & train. wood flrs. A/C. Yard w/deck. Att. garage.

Aileen La Bouff





Private prestigious location. 11+ acre property in central Woodside close to town.

Susie Dews & Shena Hurley 650.325.6161

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