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School district seeks $198 million bond By Nick Veronin



State Senate candidates are, from left, Jerry Hill, Sally Lieber, John Webster and Christopher Chiang.

Peninsula to elect new state senator By Gennady Sheyner


o the average Peninsula voter, Brisbane and Sunnyvale have little in common. The former is a small, industrial suburb on San Francisco’s doorstep, the latter a high-tech hub in the heart of Silicon Valley. But to Assemblyman Jerry Hill, the two municipalities are facing many of the same issues, from concerns over Caltrain’s survival and high-tech jobs to open-space preservation and airport noise. Hill, whose 19th district includes

most of San Mateo County (including Brisbane), is the frontrunner in a four-way race to replace the termed-out state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, in the newly redrawn District 13. If Hill wins, his constituency would encapsulate much of his existing district in San Mateo County and the northern part of Santa Clara County, including Palo Alto and Mountain View. Hill’s most formidable opponent, Mountain View’s Sally Lieber, is approaching the race from the other side, both geographically

and politically. While Hill touts his ability to find the middle ground and get along with a wide spectrum of constituents (his website includes a list of roughly 400 endorsements), Lieber embraces her image as a firebrand who fights for the needy and the disenfranchised. “I’ve never been the favored candidate of the powers that be,” she proudly proclaimed at a recent interview. Also on the ballot are ChristoSee STATE SENATE, page 26

Three elected officials vie for 5th District supervisor seat CHANG, WANG HAVE EXPERIENCE, BUT SIMITIAN’S THE 800-POUND GORILLA By Chris Kenrick


alifornia State Sen. Joe Simitian is the 800-pound gorilla in this November’s three-way race to represent northern Santa Clara County on the Board of Supervisors. The two other candidates for the board’s 5th District seat — two-time Cupertino Mayor Kris Huyilan Wang and Cupertino City Councilman Barry Chang — also have credible records in local elected office. But neither Chang nor Wang approaches the widespread name recognition enjoyed by the 59-year-old Simitian, gained over three decades in elected office, beginning with the Palo Alto Board of Education and moving

through the Palo Alto City Council, county Board of Supervisors, California Assembly and California Senate. Termed out of the Senate this year, Simitian is circling back to seek for the second time a seat on the county board, where current Supervisor Liz Kniss will be termed out and is herself circling back to vie for a spot on the Palo Alto City Council. Such are the effects of term limits on the local political landscape. A run for Congress would be a logical next step for Simitian, but Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, a close friend of Simitian’s first elected to Congress in 1992, announced in August she will seek re-election this year. Con-

gress is not subject to term limits, which were imposed on the state Legislature by California voters in 1990. Chang, who holds a master’s in civil engineering from the University of Cincinnati, is a Realtor. He was elected to the Cupertino Union School District Board of Education in 1995 and re-elected in 1999. He served four years on the Cupertino Public Safety Commission and was elected to the City Council in 2009. His long-running, outspoken crusade against the 73-year-old Lehigh Permanente quarry and cement plant led to a public chastising by County Executive Jeffrey Smith last spring over his behavior at two public meetings.

fficials with the local elementary and middle school district are asking voters to approve a $198 million bond measure to modernize and improve school facilities and safety infrastructure. The proposed bond, which will appear on the June 5 ballot, would be supported by area home owners who would pay up to $30 per $100,000 of assessed property value for 25 years. It requires a yes vote of 55 percent to pass. It would come on top of Measure C, the eight-year, $3 million voter-approved parcel tax that went into effect in 2009. Depending on parcel size, property owners are assessed anywhere from nearly $150 to over $1,000 a year under Measure C. Money generated by the passage of the bond cannot be used for teacher or administrator salaries. Proponents of Measure G say the Mountain View Whisman School District needs the money to pay for an array of projects at all nine of its campuses — including major structural repairs, safety and accessibility improvements, technological upgrades, and the construction of new, energy efficient classrooms, along with the removal of permanent and portable structures past their prime. Opponents of the bond claim that the district should have sought more community input and overlooked simpler, more cost-effective solutions. The district’s student population is projected to swell to as many as 5,500 children over the next five years, according to Fiona Walter, a district trustee. In order to accommodate that growth, she said, the district will have to build more classrooms, purchase new equipment and, in all likelihood, reopen the Whisman campus. All of that will take money, Walter said. “We need to be proactive and have the money in hand.”

Beyond being prepared for an influx of students, Walter noted that an overhaul of some of the district’s older buildings and facilities is in order. “With 50- to 60-yearold buildings, the majority of maintenance requirements can’t be covered by our annual budget,” she said. There are some multipurpose rooms in the district that don’t meet current seismic codes, and there are fire alarm systems that aren’t connected to one another and don’t communicate directly with the fire department. While Mountain View residents Steve Nelson and Alan J. Keith say they are all for ensuring the future prosperity of local schools, they take issue with much of



Measure G. Both Nelson and Keith signed the “Arguments Against Measure G” in the Santa Clara County voter guide. Nelson and Keith charge that district officials have failed to present the community with a detailed vision for how the money will be spent and that the board of trustees, along with district administrators, did not secure adequate public input before placing the bond proposal on the ballot. Nelson said he was particularly concerned with what he referred to as a “laundry list” of projects under the district’s Student Facility Improvement Plan, which outlines everything district officials believe their schools need. Although the plan (or “Master Plan” as it is alternately called) sorts projects into three priority levels, Nelson dislikes that it does not organize each See MEASURE G, page 27

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pher Chiang, a reform-minded schoolteacher from Mountain View, and John Webster, a libertarian crusading against what he calls the “darker side of democracy.” Each is running on a shoestring budget of about $1,000 and is concerned as much with shifting the conversation as winning the race. Hill was born in San Francisco and learned the political ropes in San Mateo County, where he followed the traditional trajectory from community leader to councilman to assemblyman. His three opponents are all from Mountain View, a city that until now had been represented by Democrat Elaine Alquist. With San Mateo County claiming the lion’s share of the new District 13, each is at a geographical disadvantage against Hill, though Lieber said she has been heartened by the name recognition she enjoys throughout the district. While Hill and Lieber are Democrats with strong environmentalist credentials, they also have profound differences. His record includes bills supporting green technology, strengthening consumer protection, and beefing up regulation for utilities. She has focused on social services and protection for the disenfranchised, whether pregnant convicts or the homeless. If elected, the former assemblywoman from Mountain View said one of her first legislative proposals would be a bill that would increase the amount of food allotted to pregnant convicts in state prisons. Endorsements Though Hill stresses his roots as a community leader and a small-business owner, in this race he is in many ways the establishment’s choice. His endorsement list includes a legion of mayors and council members, the Association of California State Supervisors, the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce and the California Labor Federation. He has received contributions


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Wang, who has a background in statistics, computer science and business, worked for local companies HP, Sun Microsystems, Visa and Portal Software before entering public service around 2003. She was elected to the Cupertino City Council in 2003 and re-elected in 2007 and has served on an array of commissions, including the Santa Clara County Parks & Recreation Commission, the Santa Clara County Recycling Waste & Reduction Commission, the Santa Clara County Cities 26

from a wide array of pharmaceutical, biotech and health care companies, including Genentech, Eli Lilly and the California Association of Health Facilities. While Lieber said she would never seek an endorsement from pharmaceutical lobbyists, Hill touts his long list of supporters as proof of his ability to find the middle ground. He also rejects any implication that money could sway his votes. The prime example for him is PG&E, which in the past has contributed to his campaign. That hasn’t kept Hill from becoming one of the company’s toughest critics in the Legislature, especially with respect to issues around the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion of Sept. 9, 2010. Hill’s endorsements and accomplishments don’t faze Lieber, who relishes her familiar role as an underdog. While Hill’s campaign has been outspending Lieber’s, according to campaignfinance records, she still has about $200,000 in the bank, compared to $150,000 in Hill’s campaign chest. In addition to the $100,000 Lieber pumped into her own campaign, she has received contributions from an assortment of attorneys, retirees and environmentalists from both San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. She vowed in a recent interview that if elected, she would continue to look out for the state’s most needy residents, including convicts and the homeless. As part of “experiential politics” she practiced as an assemblywoman, Lieber once spent three days on the streets of San Jose with a little bag containing two dollars in change. “It only took two hours for me to turn into a human pigeon,” she said. “No one saw me. I felt I shouldn’t go into places.” Among her proud achievements as an assemblywoman was convincing then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to scrap a proposal to shutter cold-weather shelters. She said one of her goals, if elected, would be to protect social services from major cuts and to seek more contributions from cor-

porations in resolving the state’s fiscal crisis. “Unfortunately, the legislation has tended to pick the low-hanging fruit — to take from those who don’t have great representation in the Capitol and to take by and large from low-income children and from education rather than asking our major corporations to step up and to do a little bit more,” Lieber said.

Association and the Environmental Quality Policy Committee of the League of California Cities. She has been an office-holder in several of those groups. In late-March filings with the California Fair Political Practices Commission, Chang’s campaign showed an ending balance of $11,748; Wang’s campaign had an ending balance of $50,000 and Simitian’s campaign had an ending balance of $108,489. Chang did not return email and phone requests for an interview, and Wang said she was unavailable because of an out-of-town trip.

In a phone interview Monday, Simitian noted the county is significantly worse off financially than it was when he previously served on the Board of Supervisors, from 1997 to 2000. The biggest issues on the horizon for counties, he said, will be health care reform and the planned closure of state juvenile justice facilities and transfer of funding and supervision responsibilities to the county level. “We’re moving a lot of things back to local government in the probation and incarceration world, both as a way to do the job less expensively and hopefully do

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High-speed rail For all their differences, the two leading candidates expressed similar concerns about California’s proposed high-speed rail system. Each has stressed the need to upgrade Caltrain. Hill said he plans to introduce a bill that would allow the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, which oversees Caltrain, to pursue a ballot measure that would fund the popular but cash-strapped commuter service. It would be up to Caltrain officials to determine when to pursue a ballot measure, which would most likely entail a sales-tax increase. On high-speed rail, he said he wants to see the California HighSpeed Rail Authority address major concerns before he could fully support the project. Among them: The authority has to offer an assurance that a two-track “blended system” of high-speed rail and Caltrain is the only design option that would move forward (as opposed to the locally unpopular four-track design); and that the rail authority lay out a “better pathway” toward acquiring the $68.5 billion needed to pay for the system. “I’ve been extremely critical (of the high-speed-rail project) and I will continue to be so,” he said. “But I do appreciate the governor’s new appointments and the direction the authority is going. There’s no bait-and-switch here.” Lieber said she is interested in exploring ways to use regional train funds that are part of the high-speed-rail project to improve Caltrain from San Francisco to Gilroy (a recent regional agreement between the California High-Speed Rail Authority and

the Metropolitan Transportation Commission only commits to electrifying the Caltrain corridor between San Francisco and San Jose). “I’d like to see a fully electrified system so that we don’t have diesel trains in the heart of Silicon Valley,” she said. From Lieber’s perspective, one difference between her and Hill is the way each is campaigning. She said she is pursuing a “grassroots strategy of reaching out directly to the voters.” She pointed to Hill’s endorsements from the pharmaceutical industry and said the endorsement is not one she would seek to get. “My competitor is getting a lot of the business support,” she said. “I’m not seeking to get endorsed by any lobbying organization.” Other candidates While Hill and Lieber can point to their extensive legislative records, Christopher Chiang is new to politics. As if to underscore that fact, he is full of compliments when he talks about the two frontrunners in the race. In fact, he said, he would be happy to vote for Hill or Lieber if they showed a commitment to education reform. Chiang, a 31-year-old teacher at Mountain View High School, can speak extensively about education policy. He supports raising the training requirements for teachers and getting away from the existing policy of measuring students’ reading and math skills in favor of a more “holistic” testing for students. He also said he wants to end Sacramento’s “micromanagement” of education policies and to give teachers more power to set classroom agendas. Chiang said he would pay for education investments in part by cutting costly services for adults. He said he supports Gov. Jerry Brown’s effort to cut employee pensions. He also supports the governor’s cuts to social services and advocates keeping these cuts in place even when the state economy rebounds. Even popular proposals like electrifying Caltrain should take a backseat to improving education a better job,” he said. “The state record on recidivism is nothing to be proud of, and there’s a lot of evidence that good programs at the local level can outperform what gets done at the state level. “It means all the probation offices are going to have to be working in top form and there will be changes in the county jail. It also means the county will have to step up for programs for folks trying to re-enter the community, and get that job done.” Because the north county communities generally are more prosperous than other areas, part

for California’s children, he said. The other candidate, John Webster, also opposes high-speed-rail spending but for a completely different reason. He is a libertarian who has sought a state office (unsuccessfully) several times in the past. He describes himself on his website as an “avid nudist” and argued in a recent interview that government needs to start treating its citizens more like customers. This means making sure that citizens pay for whatever services they receive from the government, even if it means charging “token tuition” in public schools. Major projects such as high-speed rail, from his point of view, should be left to the private market. “You don’t want a bunch of people getting free benefits and someone else getting charged for it,” said Webster, a self-employed software engineer. Among his more unconventional proposals is pushing for California to threaten succession from the United States. “Even if I’m not elected, if I get the argument out there, the Congress will start taking things seriously and then decide to do something,” he said. The four-candidate pool will be winnowed down to two in June 5 election, when California holds its primaries. The top two vote-getters will then square off in the general election on Nov. 6. V

Gennady Sheyner is a staff writer for the Voice’s sister paper, the Palo Alto Weekly.

NFORUM Voters will have a chance to learn more about the District 13 candidates in the June 5 primary at a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters. The event will be held Friday, May 18, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave. in Cupertino.

of the job is making the case for services here, Simitian said, recalling that in his previous supervisorial stint, his colleague Blanca Alvarado had 45 percent of the county’s welfare population while he had just 4.5 percent. Simitian, a lawyer, said if elected, he’d look forward to being able to live at home and leave the Sacramento policymaking world for the day-to-day operations of government and delivery of services. Chris Kenrick is a staff writer for the Voice’s sister paper, the Palo Alto Weekly. V


officials would like to see happen for the schools. Should the measure pass, a community individual project from highest bond oversight committee (simpriority to lowest. ilar to Nelson’s 7-11 committee) Nelson and Keith argue that would be formed, Walker said. district officials should have “We can’t legally apply a 7-11 been able to organize the 51 committee to this situation,” projects in order of impor- Walter said. tance and they should have The measure has the support also provided a timeline for the of many local elected officials completion of each. Without it, — including state Sen. Joe SimiNelson said, the project is likely tian, Mountain View Mayor to proceed inefficiently. Mike Kasperzak, city counWalter said that if district offi- cil members and, of course, cials were to make such specific the district board of trustees. promises they would inevitably Prominent community memhave their “hands tied” fur- bers, teachers and local school ther down the road. Running principals have also publicly a district is complicated and expressed support for the bond. contingent on unforeseeable A December 2011 phone poll factors, she said. “A little bit of commissioned by the district flexibility goes a long way.” showed Measure G with well Because the total estimated about the 55 percent support it cost of all the projects on the needs to pass. improvement plan That is more than $400 survey, conThe student million, Nelson ducted by wondered whether Gene Bregpopulation is the district would man & Assosimply come back ciates, found with another bond projected to swell t hat more measure once it had to as many as 5,500 than 60 perspent the $198 milcent of local lion. children over the voters felt that Because the curthe district next five years. had at least rent list of Measure G will ultimately some need for be whittled down more money. (should the bond pass), Walter The survey also reported that a said the public can rest assured majority of those polled would that the board of trustees will support the proposed bond. not come back asking for more Nelson acknowledges that money. he has taken up a “minority “That is not part of the plans,” position” in his battle against she said. “We have no intention Measure G. Nevertheless, he of going back to the community and Keith said they hope voters any time in the near future.” will reject the bond when they All of Measure G’s shortcom- head to the polls next month. ings, Nelson told the Voice, can “I just think the money could be traced back to the fact that be better spent,” Keith said. the district did not hold what is Superintendent Craig Goldcommonly referred to as a “7-11 man said he is confident that a committee” — a committee of majority of Mountain View resiseven to 11 community mem- dents do not share that view. bers that could inform district “We believe community memofficials which projects should bers will understand that we be completed first. need to maintain our facilities,” “We’re not against financing Goldman said. “As a district it is the improvement of schools,” important that we be proactive Keith said. “We want the super- in the management of our intendent and the district to tell facilities and planning for the us what projects they are going future needs of the district. It’s to do and the timeline. They essential that our schools are don’t seem to be willing to do able to grow with Mountain that.” View. We believe that our strong Walter explained that the schools are part of a formula projects listed in the SFIP are that makes Mountain View simply a “wish list” — a com- great and ensures a strong local pilation of all the things district economy.” Continued from page 25




Chengzhi “George” Yang

Rich Gordon

Joseph Antonelli Rosas

Geby Espinosa

Three challenge Rich Gordon in state Assembly race By Renee Batti


s Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, asks District 24 residents to send him back to the state Assembly for another two years, three challengers with no experience in elective politics are telling voters they can do a better job representing their interests in Sacramento. It’s a near certainty that Gordon, a first-term incumbent assemblyman and former threeterm San Mateo County supervisor with wide name recognition, will be the top vote-getter in the June primary. But even so, under California’s open primary rules, one of the three challengers will also win a spot on the November ballot. On the June 5 ballot in addition to Gordon are Chengzhi “George” Yang, 35, of Menlo Park, a Republican and a software engineer; Joseph Antonelli Rosas, 22, of Sunnyvale, a network security adviser who has no party affiliation; and Geby Espinosa, 47, of Mountain View, a Democrat and a small business owner. Gordon, 63, now represents District 21, which includes Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside, Portola Valley, East Palo Alto, and Palo Alto. But with the impending redistricting of the state, the same area will become part of District 24. The district has been reshaped to encompass areas including Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and most of the San Mateo County coastside from El Granada south.

RICH GORDON Asked why voters should return him to Sacramento, Gordon cites his effectiveness during the year and a half he has served. In the last year, he said, 15 of the 19 bills he sponsored have been signed into law. “That’s the highest percentage in the Legislature,” he said, adding that many of the bills achieved bipartisan support. He singled out two of those bills for the spotlight: One that

authorized financial incentives to create more plastic bottle remanufacturing — and related jobs — in the state; and another that allowed the locally based Midpeninsula Open Space District to extend its borrowing capacity from 20-year loans to 30-year loans, which allowed it to restructure its bond package “for a huge savings this year,” he said. Gordon said that funding for the financial incentives for plastic remanufacturing already exists through the program that charges consumers 5 cents per plastic bottle at the time of purchase. With the incentive program, at least one new plastic remanufacturing plant has opened in Riverside, with 120 new jobs, and more are likely to appear, he said. The program allows businesses in the state to compete with China, where most plastic bottles are now remanufactured, then shipped back to the United States, Gordon said. A Menlo Park resident, Gordon said he wants to continue his sojourns to Sacramento to continue working on key issues he has focused on since arriving in December 2010: government reform to fix the dysfunction of the Legislature; and the state’s fiscal health. “We’ve got to make sure that what should be our number one priority — education — gets the funding it deserves.”

GEBY ESPINOSA Entering the race with no civic or political experience, Espinosa said she’s running for the Assembly seat because she’s concerned about the poor economy and the number of bankruptcies in the state. She said she wants to work to improve government and society in the areas of education, the right to work, term limits for the U.S. Congress, and the economy. Her platform also includes support for “the right to bear arms,” she said. One remedy for the economy:

“Let the farmers grow hemp,” she said. “From hemp, we can get the taxes and create jobs. California becomes a leader in the nation.” Espinosa is co-owner of The Contenders Gym in Mountain View.

JOSEPH ANTONELLI ROSAS Education and “getting the money out of politics” are Rosas’ top priorities, he said. If elected, he would push for increasing funding for the University of California and California State University systems by $500 million each, increase community college funding by $200 million, and increase K-12 school funding by $6.1 billion. “I will also ensure that this money goes to the students,” he said. “I will propose that we cap school officials’ salaries.” To pay for these measures, he would ask voters to approve income tax increases of 1 percent to 3 percent on families with incomes above $500,000. Another proposal: “Require the annual reassessment of non-residential property for tax purposes,” and eliminate the current loopholes allowing businesses to sell property without triggering a reassessment. Regarding his other priority, Rosas said: “Money has an undue influence on our political system. Not only do campaign contributions influence politicians, but all the spending on advertising for ballot measures corrupts that system as well.” Rosas’ civic experience includes being a youth leader in Peninsula Interfaith Action; leadership in local California Common Cause and Democracy Matters citizens groups; and participating in the Occupy San Jose movement.

CHENGZHI “GEORGE” YANG Yang said he’s running for the Assembly seat because, “as a See STATE ASSEMBLY, page 28

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Measure A resolves questions over control of jail By Daniel DeBolt


ounty officials hope voters approve Measure A on June 5, as it would resolve a legal quandary over a restructuring of the county’s jails two years ago. In 2010 the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors transferred control of much of the county’s jail system to the county sheriff in a restructuring that has saved $7 million a year. Opponents of that decision, including Supervisor Liz Kniss and the Santa Clara County Correctional Peace Officers Association, said the move violated a 1988 amendment to the county charter and therefore needed a public vote After two lawsuits claiming the board’s 2010 decision was illegal, including one from the correctional officers association, the board is finally requesting that public vote. Measure A would confirm the 2010 restructuring and give county supervisors the leeway to make such restructuring moves


in the future. Measure A asks voters to “reaffirm the recent restructuring, ensure compliance with the law, and clarify and broaden the Board of Supervisors’ discretion



in determining how to most efficiently operate the county jails” says the argument for it, signed by all five county supervisors. “I firmly support Measure A,” said Kniss, whose district includes Mountain View and Palo Alto. “When the proposal was made to move the Department of Corrections under the jurisdiction of the sheriff, I voted against it. I believed then as I do now that only the voters can reverse the arrangements they put into place when the

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Department of Corrections was made a separate department in 1988.” Shortly after the 2010 restructuring, San Jose lawyer James McManis sued the county “to make sure the county followed the law like the rest of us.” “We got exactly exactly what the lawsuit is designed to get,” McManis said. “The supervisors are doing what they should have done a long time ago, which is putting it to a vote of the people.” McManis said he agreed to drop the lawsuit when the measure was proposed. Who’s the boss? County Counsel Miguel Marquez reportedly told the Board of Supervisors that the 2010 restructuring would stand up to a lawsuit because the Department of Correction would still run the jails, but “in cooperation” and “in conjunction” with the sheriff. But Kniss and others say the Santa Clara County Sheriff is now the one really in charge of

the county’s jails. That conflicts with a 1988 county charter amendment that created the Department of Corrections to run the county jails, and put a chief of corrections in charge. “When you are dealing with the law there’s different ways things can be interpreted, said Gary Graves, chief operating officer of Santa Clara County. “We believe what we implemented two years ago was consistent with the charter.” “The jail was not given to the sheriff to run,” Graves added. McManis disagreed. “The people at the county are very clever people,” McManis said. “The county charter adopted by the voters required the director of corrections to operate the jails. The county tried to get around that by taking all the functions from the director of corrections and transferring them the the sheriff. Except they left the director in charge of a couple trivial assignments and said he is still in charge of the jails. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see through that.” No opposition to Measure A has emerged and no ballot argument against it was filed.

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father of two kids, I want them to inherit from us a California where the schools excel, UCs are affordable, and the state budget is stable.” Listing education and the state budget as the top two issues he would work on if elected, he said: “We should focus on fostering a desire to learn in our students. To that end, we must be willing to explore using new technologies, new systems, as well as new methods in teaching.” Regarding the state budget, he said: “We must stop the boom and bust cycles of state budgeting. One way to achieve it is to tie compensation of public servants to (the) median salary factored by the unemployment rate so state spending will rise and fall with economic cycles. “It will also give public servants a financial incentive to serve the interest of the public.” Yang’s prior civic experience was as chair of the San Bruno Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee. V


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ACADEMIC ACHIEVERS FLEX Los Altos 4600 El Camino Real #201, Los Altos 650-947-7742 Participants learn what colleges are looking for in application essays and get help writing the essays and applications that fit them best. This workshop allows students to personalize their essays and applications at their own pace.

FOR THE DANCER Bayer Ballet Academy 2028 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View 650-988-9971 Bayer Ballet Academy is a school of Russian ballet, which teaches the Vaganova method. L’Ecole de Danse 740 Sierra Vista Ave. Unit G, Mountain View 650-365-4596 L’Ecole De Danse (School of Ballet) — Vaganova and Cecchetti styles. Creative dance, pre-ballet and full curriculum for all levels starting at age four-and-a-half. Adult classes include beginning, intermediate and advanced.


Western Ballet 914 N. Rengstorff Ave., Unit A, Mountain View 650-968-4455 Western Ballet has adult classes for absolute beginners to professionals, providing the largest selection of drop-in classes in the San Francisco Peninsula and South Bay. For children through teens preparing for careers in ballet, there is a graded youth program with 13 pre-professional levels. Faculty consists of current and former professional dancers. Cost of a single adult class: $15.

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HEALTH & FITNESS Royal Scottish Country Dance Society 1185 Castro St., Mountain View, CA 650-344-3345 Scottish country-dance classes are held most Wednesdays at the Mountain View Sports Pavilion. Jacki’s Aerobic Dancing 890 Church St., Mountain View 650-941-1002 Jacki’s Aerobic Dancing offers a well-balanced hour of abdominal work, weight training and safe, easy-to-follow aerobic routines. Complimentary child care is available. Classes meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-10 a.m., at Mountain View Masonic Temple. Red Star Soccer Academy 248 Walker Drive, #8, Mountain View 650-380-0099 Red Star Soccer Academy is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to youth player development. It offers training for young athletes who aspire to reach their full potential in soccer. Red Star is affiliated with the U.S. Soccer Federation and U.S. Club Soccer. Red Star teams compete in Nor Cal Premier League and U.S. Club Soccer sanctioned tournaments.


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MUSIC, ARTS AND CRAFTS Casablanca Market 793 Castro St., Mountain View 650-964-3000 Casablanca Market offers monthly Moroccan cooking classes. Students will prepare three to four Moroccan dishes, which they will eat during the dinner at the end of class. Savvy Cellar Wines 750 West Evelyn Ave., Mountain View 650-969-3958 Savvy Cellars Wines has classes highlighting regional wines, pairing wine with food, and

introductory classes for wine novices. Custom Handweavers 2263 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View 650-967-0831 Ongoing classes in weaving, spinning, and knitting for beginner and intermediate students. Day and evening sessions. Students can explore the ancient art of Temari, a Japanese folk art, or learn to weave the Navajo way. Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View 650-917-6800 The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) offers classes year-round in music, visual and

digital arts for ages 14 months to adult. Vacation and summer camps, one- and two-day arts workshops offered throughout the year. Private music lessons offered, taught by international faculty. Financial assistance available. Private lessons also offered. Kindermusik with Wendy 1404 Bonita Ave., Mountain View 650-968-4733 Group music classes for children ages birth to 7 and their caregivers. All classes include singing, instrument play, movement, musical games, and home materials, and aim to develop the whole child through music. Five levels of classes as well as a multi-age class. Music Within Us 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Suite 150, Mountain View



AND A FREE PLACEMENT TEST. The first months of the school year should be a time for moving forward, not catching up. Kumon Math and Reading keeps children’s minds active, so they can hit the ground running. Call to arrange a visit and take advantage of our FREE REGISTRATION* and FREE PLACEMENT TEST. Kumon of Homestead 408.746.3881 1665 Hollenbeck Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94087

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SCHOOL DAYS Action Day/Primary Plus 333 Eunice Ave., Mountain View 650-967-3780 www.actiondayprimaryplus. com Providing quality infant, toddler and preschool programs for more than 33 years. On-site dance and computer classes offered. Fully accredited staff and facilities. Palo Alto Prep 2462 Wyandotte St., Mountain View 650-493-7071 Palo Alto Prep is a private high school designed to help students succeed in every aspect of life with confidence and success. Yew Chung International School (YCIS) 310 Easy St., Mountain View 650-903-0986 YCIS provides multi-cultural and bilingual, English and Mandarin Chinese, education to children from preschool to 5th grade. Yew Chung education aims to liberate the joy of learning within each child. No prior Chinese experience is required.

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Palo Alto Prep Palo Alto Prep is a unique private high school designed to help students succeed in every aspect of life. We believe that school should be enjoyable and every student experience the pride of personal and academic accomplishment.

650-325-2194 Dr. Lisa Chu offers classes, workshops, and individual sessions using techniques drawn from the fields of life coaching, mindfulness-based meditation, yoga, deliberate practice, group facilitation, sound healing and music improvisation.

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$MBTT(VJEF long history and commitment to adult education. Offering: Arts and crafts, computers, digitalcamera techniques, ESL, foreign languages, high school programs and GED, memoirs, music and dance, needlework, orchestra, parent education, physical fitness and vocational education. Olderadult classes (55+) available. The Class Guide is published quarterly in the Palo Alto Weekly, Mountain View Voice and Menlo Park Almanac. Descriptions of classes offered in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Stanford, Atherton, Los Altos Hills, Portola Valley, East Palo Alto and beyond are provided. Listings are free and subject to editing. Due to space constraints, classes held in the above cities are given priority. The summer Class Guide will publish on May 9-11, 2012, with deadlines approximately two weeks prior. To inquire about placing a listing in the class guide, email Editorial Assistant Eric Van Susteren at or call 650-223-6515 or visit www. To place a paid advertisement in the Class Guide call our display advertising department at 650-326-8210.

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Home Services 710 Carpentry Cabinetry-Individual Designs Precise, 3-D Computer Modeling: Mantels * Bookcases * Workplaces * Wall Units * Window Seats. Ned Hollis, 650/856-9475

715 Cleaning Services Beth’s Housecleaning I clean your home like it’s my own. Exel. refs., reliable. $20 off 2nd visit. Owner operated. Since 1997. Lic., bonded, insured. 408/202-5438 CleanFriendly

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803 Duplex Redwood City - $2,300.00 Redwood City, 2 BR/1 BA - $2,300.00 Redwood City, 2 BR/1 BA Remodeled Duplex, Yard, Garage, No Smoking or Pets 650-598-7047

805 Homes for Rent Menlo Park, 2 BR/2 BA - $ 2700.00/ Menlo Park, 5+ BR/3.5 BA - $8000/mont Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA - $4200 Palo Alto, 5+ BR/3 BA - $5000.00 Redwood City, 2 BR/1 BA - $2,300.00

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810 Cottages for Rent Menlo Park, Studio - $1900-1950

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Menlo Park, 2 BR/1 BA Menlo Park, $817,500,2 bed 1 bath Townhome. 967 Menlo Ave, Sun 1:30pm4:30pm. 650.544.4663 Palo Alto, 4 BR/3.5 BA - $2,499,999

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771 Painting/ Wallpaper BELEW PAINTING *Interior painting specialist *Interior moldings installed *Over 20 years experience 650/465-0432 * CA lic #576983 ITALIAN PAINTER Residential/Commercial, Interior/ Exterior. Detailed prep work. 25 years experience. Excel. Refs. Call Domenico (650)575-9032 STYLE PAINTING Full service painting. Insured. Lic. 903303. 650/388-8577

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

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

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792 Pool Services Reflections Pool Company

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1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement MOUNTAIN VIEW AUTO CENTER FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 563940 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Mountain View Auto Center, located at 117 E. Evelyn Ave., Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A General Partnership. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): TIM MAH 102 Pamela Ct. Daly City, CA 94015 RAYMOND CHANG 168 Palisades Daly City, CA 94015 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 April 18, 2012. (MVV Apr. 27, May 4, 11, 18, 2012) INNOVATIO HEALTH INNOVATIO CREATIONS INNOVATIO FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 563407 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: 1.) Innovatio Health, 2.) Innovatio Creations, 3.) Innovatio, located at 856 W. El Camino Real, Suite D, 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): ISAAC BOROWIEC 480 Redwood Ave. Milpitas, CA 95035 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 3/28/12. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on April 4, 2012. (MVV Apr. 27, May 4, 11, 18, 2012) EUROPEAN WAX CENTER FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 564201 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: European Wax Center, located at 1039-L El Monte Avenue, 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): TCT VENTURES INC. 260 California St. 4th Floor San Francisco, CA 94111 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 April 24, 2012. (MVV May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 563511 The following person(s)/entity (ies) has/ have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME(S): HUNGRY MINDS 1929 Crisanto Avenue #801 Mountain View, CA 94040 FILED IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY ON: 02/18/2009 UNDER FILE NO. 520277 REGISTRANT’S NAME(S)/ ENTITY(IES): BROWNING NEDDEAU 2130 Valerga Drive #9 Belmont, CA 94002 THIS BUSINESS WAS CONDUCTED BY: an individual. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on April 6, 2012. (MVV May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012) PROLAGO CAR WASH FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 563505 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Prolago Car Wash, located at 1420 North 10th Street, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A General Partnership. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): JOSE CORIA 271 Moraga Way San Jose, CA 95119 ROBERTO ROJO

1875 Fillmore St. Santa Clara, CA 95050 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 April 6, 2012. (MVV May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012) CYPRESS REAL ESTATE GROUP FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 563462 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Cypress Real Estate Group, located at 100 W. El Camino Real #34, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: Husband and Wife. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): KAI CHUNG CHENG 100 W. El Camino Real #34 Mountain View, CA 94040 CHUANFANG YANG 100 W. El Camino Real #34 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 April 6, 2012. (MVV May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012) APPLIED BIOKINEMATICS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 564551 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: APPLIED BIOKINEMATICS 851 Fremont Ave., Ste. 110 Los Altos, CA 94024, Santa Clara County: This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): Wendy Stimson 1191 Bruckner Circle 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 May 2, 2012. (PAW May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 2012) EXPERT AUTO CARE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 563970 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: EXPERT AUTO CARE 2570 Leghorn St Unit #1 Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County: This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): Masoud Tabrizi 38473 Logan Dr. Fremont, CA 94536 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 2-22-12. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on April 18, 2012. (PAW May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 2012)

997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: March 30, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of Applicant(s) is/are: BANGKOK BISTRO INC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 580 N Rengstorff Ave Ste J Mountain View, CA 94043-2867 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41ON-SALE BEER AND WINE- EATING PLACE (MVV May 11, 2012) NOTICE OF INTENT TO SELL REAL PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA In the Matter of the Conservatorship of the Person and Estate of SHIRLEY JUNE WRIGHT, aka SHIRLEY J. WRIGHT, Conservatee. Case No. 1-05-PR156717 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on June 5, 2012 at 3:00 p.m., the undersigned, as Conservator of the Person and Estate of SHIRLEY JUNE WRIGHT, aka SHIRLEY J. WRIGHT, intends to sell at private sale, to the highest net bidder, all of the estate's right, title and interest

in and to certain real property located in the City of Mountain View, County of Santa Clara, State of California, which property is more particularly described in Exhibit "A " attached hereto and incorporated by reference. The sale shall be subject to confirmation by the aboveentitled court. Bids for the property are hereby invited. All bids must be on the bid forms provided by the undersigned or Alain Pinel Realtors and may be mailed or personally delivered to the undersigned at the Office of the Public Guardian, 333 W. Julian St., 4th Floor, San Jose, CA 95110 or to Alain Pinel Realtors. All bids must be accompanied by a ten (10) percent deposit, with the balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash upon close of escrow. The full terms of the sale are contained in the bid form. All bids will be opened at the Office of the Public Guardian at 3:00 p.m., or thereafter, as allowed by law. The subject property is commonly known as, 528 Vincent Drive, Mountain View, CA 94041, and shall be sold "as is. " The undersigned reserves the right to reject any and all bids prior to entry of a court order confirming a sale. For additional information and bid forms, apply at the office of Alain Pinel Realtors, 167 So. San Antonio Road, Suite 1, Los Altos, CA 94022, Attention: Shirley Bailey, Telephone: (650) 941-1111 Ext. 480. Date: 5/2/12 _____________________ DONALD R. MOODY Public Administrator of the County of Santa Clara Petitioner MIGUEL MARQUEZ, County Counsel TAMARA K. LOPEZ, Deputy County Counsel /s/_________________ Attorneys for Petitioner (MVV May 11, 18, 25, 2012)

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: Remedios T. Aquino Case No.: 1-12-PR-170517 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Remedios T. Aquino. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: Evelyn Coloma in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA CLARA. The Petition for Probate requests that: Evelyn Coloma be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on June 7, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept. 3 of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA, 95113. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner:/s/ James Efting Jackson & Efting 438 S. Murphy Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6114 (408) 732-3114 (MVV May 11, 18, 25, 2012)

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2 story house with 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths 1,647 sq ft of living space (per County Tax records) Only 2 blocks to Downtown Mountain View Low HOA dues of $127.00 a month Gas fireplace and high ceilings in living room Private and inviting brick patio area Updated kitchen w/custom tile backsplash Brazilian Cherry floor in living, dining, family & kitchen

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Mounted flat screen TV wired for 7.1 surround in living rm Spacious master bedroom w/balcony & 2 walk-in closets Master bath w/dual sink vanity & tub/shower combo Separate family room with custom built-in cabinetry Central forced air heating and central air conditioning High ceilings, recessed lights & ceiling fans in some rooms 2 car attached garage with auto opener Laundry room upstairs w/washer & dryer included

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435 SHERIDAN AV #105 $898,000 2 BR 2 BA Large 1st floor condo with private yard. Great location near shops & tranportation.

2413 LAURA LN $849,000 4 BR 2 BA Expanded Monta Loma home with great room and expansive views of beautiful landscaping.

560 MINTON LN $998,800 3 BR 2.5 BA Downtown Mtn Vw. Liv Rm w/high ceilings & fireplace. Kit w/custom tile counters & backsplash

1304 MERCY ST $799,000 3 BR 2 BA A Charmer on a corner lot just a few blocks to Dwntwn! Boasting 10ft high ceilings.

Carol Borison

Pat Jordan

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102 PACCHETTI WY $689,000 3 BR 3 BA Gorgeous tri-level townhouse in desirable Crossings! LA schools. Close to shopping, train.

1905 QUAIL MEADOW RD $1,578,000 4 BR 3 BA 1/2 acre property close to town. 2200 sq ft. New carpet and paint throughout.

8151 PARK VILLA CI $799,000 3 BR 2 BA Fantastic home, excellent location. Many upscale amenities. Close to top Cupertino schls.

1260 AUDREY AVE $719,500 3 BR 2.5 BA Bordering Los Gatos.Bright,spacious open flrplan.Top quality remodeled kitchen & baths.

Afsie Mina

Barbara Cannon

Michelle Chang

Cindy Mattison & Karen Scheel




5 BR 3 full BA + 2 half Formal living and dining rooms.Private officeChef’s kitchen,breakfast rm,& Fam Rm. Barbara Cannon 650.941.7040



3 BR 3 full BA + 2 half Incredible light,big windows w/wooden shutters,guest cottage. Terri Couture 650.941.7040

24 OAK ST SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30


Stunning finishes. Âą11,250 sf lot size, Built in 2001. Zach Trailer 650.325.6161

878 MORENO AV SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30

3 BR 2 BA Old growth apricot orchards on approximately 1.85 acres are not the only thing offered. Enis Hall 650.941.7040


for the price Nancy Goldcamp




Sale Pending 4 BR 2.5 BA Hrdwd flrs. FP in LR.Updtd Kit w/quartz counters & recessed lights. Ric Parker 650.941.7040





materials & workmanship. Judy Shen


380 WILTON AV SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30


3 BR 2 BA Lovely, spacious home. Wonderful kitchen/family room. Huge, beautifully landscaped yard. Lea Nilsson 650.328.5211



4 BR 4 BA Old World Charm with newer 2nd story addition. Formal dining room & separate family room. Tom Huff 650.325.6161



4 BR 2.5 BA Private lane, family room, formal dining, eat-in kitch, 2850 sf, 2 car garage, large deck. Drew Doran 650.325.6161

2 BR 2 BA Nestled in the back of a beautifully wooded complex.Open flr plan,high ceilings. Kim Copher 650.941.7040

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2 BR 1 BA Sweet cottage. Long loved by one family. Comfy but needs a bit of work. Detached garage. Nancy Goldcamp 650.325.6161



Central A/C. Near Cataldi Park, shops and schools. Teresa Lin 650.328.5211



2 BR 1.5 BA Ground level condo w/lovely garden setting, convenient location & excellent LA schools. Clara Lee & Rod Creason 650.325.6161



2 BR 2.5 BA +Study. Size, condition, location,

3 BR 2 BA +Den Lovely home w/eyecatching appeal! Light-filled interior for entertaining & relaxing Maria Chen 650.325.6161


5 BR 4.5 BA 6000+ square ft beautiful custom home. 1.3 acre oaktree studded lot with expansive lawns. Terri Couture 650.941.7040

$1,598,000 price! Larger than many single family hms

2 BR 2 BA 1 block to the charming downtown Village on a beautifully wooded street. J. Buchanan & S. Bowen 650.941.7040

2275 GRANT RD SAT/SUN 11 - 5

5 BR 4.5 BA Mediterranean Villa w/views of bay & valley. 4,900 sq. ft. on an acre and a half appx. Vicki Geers 650.941.7040


5 BR 5 BA Beautiful Architecture + Floor Plan Amenities Abound. Gleaming HW Floors, Lovely Granite. Jim Galli 650.941.7040




PRIME OLD PALO ALTO $5,495,000 TRI-LEVEL SHAPELL HOME! $875,000 WONDERFUL 4 BR 3 BA Spacious tri-level Shapell home. UPDATED 4-PLEX! $3,595,000 5 BR 4.5 BA Beautiful Spanish-style design.

EARLY 5 BR 3 BA 18 years new. Completely $3,650,000 CALIFORNIA HACIENDA $2,995,000 remodeled 2 years ago with the finest

5 BR 4.5 BA Fine Craftsman detailing is exemplified in every room of this 5BD/4.5BA luxury residence. J. Buchanan & S. Bowen 650.941.7040

231 HAWTHORNE AVE SAT 1:30 - 4:30





3 BR 1 BA Old world charm abounds in this historic 1912 Old Quad Craftsman. Own a piece of history! John Barman 650.325.6161



4 BR 2 BA Located on a quiet street in great Sunnyvale neighborhood.Bright,open flr pln.Formal entry Jamie Carmichael 650.941.7040


$698,000 $949,900 3 BR 2.5 BA Located near dwntwn

4 BR 3 BA 5+ mostly level acres of your own natural preserve. Enis Hall 650.941.7040


3 BR 2 BA Gorgeous remodeled kit,glistening hrdwd flrs,sep FR w/vaulted ceilings,wood burning frplc Gary Herbert 650.941.7040


450 EL ESCARPADO $999,500 SUN 1:30 - 4:30

3 BR 2 BA Remodeled kitchen, hrdwd floors, A/C, 2 car garage, lrg lot, exquisite updates throughout. Maha Najjar 650.325.6161





8 BR 4.5 BA 4-plex in excellent area of Sunnyvale. Updtd kit & baths. Great Cupertino school district. Geraldine Asmus 650.325.6161

Sunnyvale & Mountain Vw features a liv rm w/fireplace & dining rm. J. Buchanan & S. Bowen 650.941.7040




3 BR 2 BA Looks like a luxury townhome featuring granite counters,tile & laminate flrs. Merrian Nevin 650.941.7040



Private prestigious location. 11+ acre property in central Woodside close to town. Susie Dews & Shena Hurley 650.325.6161

ON TOP $3,350,000 OF THE WORLD

4 BR 4 full BA + 2 half Stanford Qualified ONLY.Exquisite 1927 Charles Sumner designed stately residence. Carole Feldstein 650.941.7040


2 BR 2 BA Located near dwntwn SV & MV w/liv rm/din rm combination & granite kit w/adjoining fam rm. J. Buchanan & S. Bowen 650.941.7040


4 BR 3 BA Hm w/views like no other. Features meadow,pond, gated vegetable garden w/large chicken coop Jamie Carmichael 650.941.7040

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Section 2 of the May 11.2012 edition of the Mountain View Voice

Mountain View Voice 05.11.2012 - Section 2  

Section 2 of the May 11.2012 edition of the Mountain View Voice