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Gay marriage supporters file Chick-Fil-A appeal By Daniel DeBolt

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majority of people living within the El Camino Hospital District are “highly satisfied” with the job the hospital is doing and a majority of recent patients rated the overall quality of care they received from local health care organization as “excellent or very good,” a recent hospital-commissioned survey found. The survey found that 86 percent of district residents believe the hospital “contributes directly to the quality of health care delivered to the community,” and that a majority feel the hospital is an important local institution, according to a July 23 press release. “These survey results affirm that district residents believe we continue to deliver on our original mission — as envisioned by the voters more than 50 years ago — to provide quality health care services to the community,” John Zoglin, chairman of the district’s board of directors, said in the release. The survey was conducted the week of June 25, about one month after the Local Agency Formation Commission of Santa Clara County announced that an audit of El Camino had found the hospital and hospital district lacking in transparency, unaccountable to its constituents and in need of serious reform. In the wake of that audit, LAFCO Executive Director Neelima Palacherla said her agency would move to dissolve the district if its leadership did not make significant strides toward improving transparency and accountability. See HOSPITAL SURVEY, page 11



LANDMARK LAID BARE The long task of stripping Moffett Field’s massive Hangar One, a local landmark since the 1930s, came to an end last week. Workers hired by the U.S. Navy took the last pieces of siding from the structure, wrapping up a year-long effort to abate the environmental pollution caused by the toxin-laced shell. Now stripped to its frame, an uncertain future awaits. A look back at the dismantling of Hangar One starts on page 8.

Tennis legend Alex Swetka dies at 94 By Andrea Gemmet


ocal tennis legend Alex Swetka, who owned Swetka’s Tennis Shop in Mountain View with his wife, died July 17, a few months after being diagnosed with cancer. He was 94. Swetka pursued competitive tennis for over 60 years, and continued playing up until his cancer diagnosis in May, his family said. He won local, national and international tournaments — more than 70 USTA National Championships, his family said — and was a representative of the United States for International Senior Tennis for over 20 years. Beginning in 1994, Swetka competed in the International

Tennis Federation’s senior circuit, and he won the Grand Slam — winning the hard, grass, clay and indoors national titles in singles — in 2007 and 2008, according to the federation. He was inducted into the Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame in 1995 and the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame in 1999. “He will always be remembered for his topspin and lefty action, which were a real rarity when playing in the over-90 division,” said the federation’s website. During his tennis career, he enjoyed victories over tennis greats like Bobby Riggs, Wimbeldon champion Gardener Molloy, and Swedish Davis Cup player Torsten Johanson, said his


daughter Nancy Garcia. “He put Mountain View on the world tennis map,” said Jere Schaefer, a friend of the Swetka family and longtime member of the Mountain View Tennis Club. She called Swetka a role model and true champion who served as an ambassador for tennis. “He will be dearly missed by all tennis players around the world,” she said. Born in Clairton, Penn. in 1917, he settled in California after joining the United States Navy in 1941 and serving for six years. Swetka earned a degree in education from San Francisco State University, where he discovered See TENNIS LEGEND, page 7

t appears that Chick-Fil-A’s chickens have come home to roost. The company’s funding of anti-gay rights groups and president Dan Cathy’s recent remarks that the company is “guilty as charged” in opposing gay marriage has caused a major backlash against its efforts expand into Mountain View. Thanks to a fundraising web page citing the company’s antigay stance, it took less than 14 hours last week to raise the $1,000 fee needed to have the City Council hear an appeal on the proposed Chick-Fil-A location at 1962 West El Camino Real. Zoning Administrator Peter Gilli had approved the restaurant and drive-through on July 10. The City Council could reverse or uphold that decision as soon as September 11. Appellant David Speakman and his husband Richard were the first gay couple to marry in Santa Clara County in 2008. He says the company’s “bigoted” stance prompted him to take action. “It’s not just a bigoted, evil company,” Speakman said. “It’s a company that wants a bad restaurant in a bad spot.” Speakman and a group of employees of the Mountain View startup HighlightCam came up with the idea of using wepay. com to raise the appeal money, a site he calls a cross between Paypal and Kickstarter. Money continues to be donated by people who want their names on the list of 40-plus donors, which includes state Senate candidate Sally Lieber and HighlightCam’s See CHICK-FIL-A, page 7

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Newcomers vie for seat on council SIX CANDIDATES EYE OPENINGS ON MOUNTAIN VIEW CITY COUNCIL By Daniel DeBolt



POST-PARADE PASTIMES Cassia and Alexandra Greathouse relax in Pioneer Park following the Disability Pride Parade held by Silicon Valley Independent Living Center on Saturday, July 21. This was the first year that the parade and festival have been held in Mountain View — its first home was San Jose. The Greathouse girls have marched every parade since it started three years ago.

Teacher enters school board race By Nick Veronin


hristopher Chiang, a teacher with an passion for progressive educational methods, is the sixth person to confirm plans to run for one of three seats on the Mountain View Whisman School District board. “There’s real things we can do to fix our schools,” Chiang said. According to Chiang, there is a disconnect between teachers who want to push public education into the 21st Century and policy makers, both in Sacramento and Washington D.C., who are stuck in the outdated 20th Century model of passive learning. Learning multiplication tables and

studying history is important, but schools need to be engaging students in hands-on learning, using computers and developing real-world skills, he said.

‘We are undermining our kids’ future if we are teaching them to only do rote memorization.’ CHRIS CHIANG

“We are undermining our kids’ future if we are teaching them to only do rote memorization,” he

said. “If all they can do is repeat what is on a standardized test, we aren’t preparing them for today’s economy.” After running on a platform of education reform in an unsuccessful bid for the state Senate in June, Chiang said he came to the realization that he ought to seek change in his backyard first if he ever hoped to change things at the state level. Chiang said he is prepared to push the district to move away from old modes of teaching — not only to improve the education of students attending MVWSD schools, but in the hope that See SCHOOL BOARD, page 10

Buzzed-about Quora moving to Castro Street By Nick Veronin


he question-and-answer social networking site Quora is moving its operation from downtown Palo Alto to Castro Street, bringing a staff of 40, tens of millions of dollars of investment capital and an ambitious goal. “Quora hopes to attract so many users that their inherent knowledge will construct a comprehensive picture of the world,” according to a 2011

article in Wired Magazine. In theory, if enough people join the site and use it regularly, Quora might accomplish this monumental task. Imagine a massive game of 20 questions — or, 20 trillion questions — with people from all over the globe asking any question that springs to mind while others with the knowledge to answer do just that. That’s Quora in a nutshell. Once a question has been

asked, the system remembers it, so anyone with the same question is directed to the thread of answers already in progress. The best answers to a given question are voted up by the community. The worst are voted down. This may sound identical to Yahoo! Answers, an observation that is not lost on Quora users. Some of the most compelSee QUORA, page 10

week into the City Council election nomination period and six potential candidates have pulled papers to enter the November 2012 race, including two who are relatively new to the city’s political scene. IT administrator Jim Neal and retired Hewlett Packard data analyst Margaret Capriles hope to give four more established candidates a run for their money this year. Neal became Margaret Capriles involved in city government recently when he worked to oppose the city’s new ban on smoking near publicly accessible buildings, while Capriles says she wants to make sure good transportation systems are in place and that the city develops in a “balanced way” under the new 2030 general plan. Four City Council seats up for grabs in November, including those held by incumbents John Inks and mayor Mike Kasperzak who will work to remain on the council another four years. Tom Means and Laura Macias are both terming out after eight years on the seven-member council. Planning commissioners John McAlister and Chris Clark will be running for the second time — both lost by a small margin in 2008’s council race. With the exception of Inks, the candidates said in emails that they will agree to the city’s voluntary campaign expenditure limit of $21,388 this year. Inks was not available to comment on the subject. The nomination period for council candidates ends August 10. Jim Neal Age: 48 Neighborhood: Old Mountain View Job: information technology assistant administrator at U.C. Berkeley Politics: Independent

Neal was a major opponent of the city’s new smoking ban and circulated a petition against it. He’s a regular patron of downtown’s bars who smokes cigars, wears a cowboy hat and a jacket with the Jack Daniel’s logo on it. He even wrote Dr. Suess-style poetry about the smoking ban. “Once I started going to City Hall on a regular basis and I saw all the the things going on, that is what prompted me to run,” Neal said. L ater, he Jim Neal worked to oppose the city’s proposed plastic bag ban, saying there should be better efforts to recycle them instead. He distributed a list of “101 additional uses” of a plastic bag. Politically, Neal says he doesn’t like to “identify myself with any group” but says his politics are “definitely close to libertarian.” “I think people and businesses are being over-regulated,” Neal said. “I definitely believe businesses should be regulated but only to the minimum extent possible to prevent harm.” Neal says he has been homeless five times since he came to California 23 years ago and said in an email, “If we resolved the homeless problem, it would also make a significant impact on reducing the amount of plastic bags in the environment. The other large factor is to provide an incentive for people to recycle or reuse them, such as the CVS Green Bag Tag program.” Neal said he pulled himself out of homelessness because he “refused to give up no matter what” in his search for a job. As a council member he said he would “work with nonprofit organizations and community groups to provide food, shelter, and education where possible, and treatment where needed” to the homeless. “I think community based solutions are the most effective because there See CANDIDATES, page 11

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BULLIS, LASD STILL AT ODDS The latest exchange of legal volleys between Bullis Charter School and the Los Altos School District came this month in the form of two separate court filings — each one contradicting the other. On July 3, lawyers with Bullis filed a motion “to compel compliance with judgment and writ” against the school district. In lay terms, the motion is essentially a legal action intended to push the school district to cooperate with the charter by agreeing to provide an entire campus to the district by the 2013-14 school year and by immediately conferring with Bullis “in good faith to provide additional facilities at the Egan (Middle School) location,” where Bullis plans to run its program in the 2012-13 school year. LASD’s lawyers fired back on July 24, filing a motion calling on the court to deny the Bullis motion. The district’s lawyers argued that the charter school already has more than enough. “BCS’s request to order the closure of a district school has no support in the law,” district officials said in a July 24 press release. Ken Moore, chair of the Bullis board of directors, said that district lawyers were simply trying to block the charter from getting what it is legally entitled to — throwing “everything but the kitchen sink” into their legal arguments and “seeing what sticks.” A representative from the Los Altos School District could not be reached for comment. Representatives from Bullis and LASD will appear in court once again on Aug. 15 in a hearing


before Judge Patricia M. Lucas. —Nick Veronin

CITY HIRES NEW HEAD OF COMMUNITY SERVICES J.P. de la Montaigne has been tapped to oversee the city’s Community Services Department. As community services director, de la Montaigne is responsible for city divisions including Performing Arts, Shoreline at Mountain View, Parks, Recreation, Forestry and Roadway Landscape, and Administration. His duties include managing activities and programs at city sites such as Shoreline, supervising the upkeep of Stevens Creek Trail and maintaining Mountain View’s parks, roads and trees. “The facilities we have are first-class, the programs we offer are well-received by the citizens and the staff are professional,” de la Montaigne said. “I don’t see anything as being broken. My first few months is just to learn the whole operation.” City Manager Dan Rich said he was encouraged by de la Montaigne’s 30 years of experience in various community services divisions, including his previous post as community services director in Peoria, Ariz. and as the manager of Shoreline Park and golf course for one year. Mountain View’s previous community services director retired. Rich has also appointed Regina Maurantonio as new the assistant director. De la Montaigne will have an annual salary of $165,000 and report to the city manager. —Emily Efland


“Bud Frump” (David Mister) encounters “Hedy La Rue” (Sarah Griner) in Foothill Music Theatre’s”How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”



oothill Music Theatre’s summer musical is an anticipated event by musical lovers, as director Jay Manley always manages to assemble a talented team. This year’s “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” is no exception, sporting a terrific cast and technical elements to match. After taking Broadway by storm in 1961 with Robert Morse in the lead, this musical languished in the archives for decades, deemed too politically incorrect to salvage for a modern audience, because of its presumably dated material regarding corporate ethics and office shenanigans. But a couple of revivals (1995 with Matthew Broderick and 2011 with Daniel Radcliffe)

have rediscovered the fun and the heart of the show. And having a good laugh at a corporate spoof remains therapeutic. Based on a satirical book of 1955 about how to climb the corporate ladder, the musical takes our hero, J. Pierrepont Finch (Michael Rhone), on a journey through the World Wide Wicket company as he follows the book’s advice. Starting in the mailroom, he miraculously maneuvers promotions without training or tenure, acquires a girlfriend along the way — Rosemary (Corrie Lenn Borris) — and fends off the boss’s scheming nephew, Bud Frump (David Mister). The boss, J. B. Biggley (Walter M. Mayes), has entanglements of his own — namely his mistress, Miss Hedy LaRue (Sarah Griner) — and hopes Finch will solve his problems.

When Finch launches his “big idea” and it gets bungled on national television, all hell breaks loose. But hey, it’s a musical comedy, so you know it will work out. The fun is seeing how Finch manages to escape a disaster — and how yet another corporation cover-up can be a happy ending. The standard numbers include “Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm,” sung by Rosemary after falling in love at first sight; “Rosemary,” when the penny finally drops for Finch; and “I Believe in You,” when Finch gives himself a pep talk in the executive washroom. “The Brotherhood of Man,” a knockout number by the whole company, is a Broadway showstopper complete with dancing on tables. The controversial number “A Secretary is not a Toy” is given a ’60s sitcom gloss of tongue-in-cheek innocence, with lots of fanny-ogling. Rhone is spot-on perfect for Finch, with his boyish good looks, dynamite voice and impish grin. You would swear he’s channeling Morse, although he’s even cuter and livelier. He’s well-matched by Borris as Rosemary, who has a beautiful voice and just the right mix of girlish eagerness and womanly bravado. Mister gleefully inhabits the villainous Frump, charming us with first-rate song and dance and whining. Katie O’Bryon plays office maven Smitty to a tee, smirking and mugging to great effect; she brightens “Cinderella, Darling” and “Been a Long Day” with her strong vocals and comic skills. Other standouts include Mayes as Biggley, whose ability to play against his imposing physical presence makes certain moments even funnier; and Griner, wonderfully shameless as the hot tomato LaRue, whose lovely singing voice is an unexpected treat. The whole ensemble of junior clerks, executives and secretaries keeps it lively and engaging. Joe Ragey’s colorful fantasia on office decor and Janis Bergmann’s neon jewel-tone costume palette superbly deliver the early 1960s through a comedic time warp. Music director Catherine Snider ably guides her small, capable orchestra through a demanding score. One caveat: The show is uncut, running close to three hours including intermission. Plan accordingly, and then sit back and enjoy this superb summer romp. “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” presented by Foothill Music Theatre at Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Runs through Aug. 12, with 8 p.m. shows Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Tickets are $10-$28. Go to foothillmusicals. com or call 650-949-7360.


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CEO. The page notes the company’s funding of antigay rights groups, which it calls “hate.” “In particular, they fund hate of the gay members of our town and their families.” Meanwhile intense controversy around Chick-Fil-A was sparked nationally by comments from Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy who suggested that gay marriage is “inviting God’s judgment on our nation” and that the company is “guilty as charged” in opposing gay marriage. The comments spurred the creator of the Muppets, Jim Henson Co., to pull out of an agreement to produce toys for the chain, while the mayors of Boston and Chicago said Chick-Fil-A would not be welcome in those cities. In response to the backlash, ChickFil-A released a statement saying “going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over samesex marriage to the government and political arena.” Mountain View Mayor Mike Kasperzak said he couldn’t really jump on the bandwagon. “As you know the mayors of Boston and Chicago are a little different than the mayor of Mountain View,” said Kasper-

zak. “They actually run the city. the council’s interest in studying England is working with Mountain View’s mayor couldn’t a ban on new El Camino Real another group that has a much say, ‘We’re not going to allow drive-throughs. different approach to opposing them in town.’” Speakman said he recently Chick-Fil-A, “a solid group of Because it is a quasi-judicial learned about Chick-Fil-A’s use people who have experience in hearing, “it’s not appropriate of Styrofoam cups, a practice appeals like this.” The gay marfor any of us to say one thing or that, according to Chick-Fil- riage issue won’t be part of their another. It’s sort of like going into A’s website, is environmentally effort. a trial with the jury already hav- friendly because the company “We think we are more likely to ing said, ‘Oh, they’re guilty.’” says it recycles the cups. be successful with more focused But Kasperzak adds that “this Speakman called that “kind of approach,” he said. is clearly an issue that is going ridiculous.” England was hesitant to even to quite active for the comment about how rest of the summer.” much Chick-Fil-A’s Speakman has ‘It’s not just a bigoted, evil company. anti-gay marriage become quite familiar stance motivated him. with the national outIt’s a company that wants a bad “Because of our cry over Chick-Fil-A. backgrounds, we restaurant in a bad spot.’ “I’ve been getting a lot know the kinds of of emails from across things that work or DAVID SPEAKMAN the country, particudon’t work,” he said. larly the Bay Area, “We wouldn’t even from people asking if I had any “Every other restaurant is mov- have started on that premise. pointers for them,” Speakman ing away from Styrofoam because There are just restrictions on said. “There are people in San it’s so bad,” Speakman said. “And what a city can and can’t do.” Jose that didn’t realize Chick- the (Stryrofoam) trash accumuThe group had planned to Fil-A was moving in until it was lates in the Bay.” make a second appeal, with Engtoo late.” There’s definitely an issue with land offering to pay the fee himSpeakman said he and his trash, said resident Bruce Eng- self, until zoning Administrator group know they can’t win the land. Gilli said on Wednesday the city appeal based on Chick-Fil-A’s “There’s a lot more throw-away would not accept it because an politics. He’s been working on material when you go through appeal had already been filed. a list of other reasons, including a drive-through, a lot more England said the group would the fact a restaurant with the refuse impact,” England said, focus on the conditional use pergoal of bringing in as many cars adding that the drive-through mit issued for the drive-through, as possible doesn’t fit in with the goes against the zero-waste aspi- which he says is too close to city’s efforts to make El Camino rations city officials hold for nearby apartment buildings. Real more pedestrian friendly or Mountain View. Despite Chick-Fil-A’s claim that



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a love of tennis at the age of 30. He taught fifth grade in San Francisco for 20 years. With his wife Sally, a fellow teacher whom he married in 1956, Swetka spent weekends and summers playing tennis and running tournaments in Golden Gate Park, his family said. In search of warmer weather and a larger garden, Swetka moved the family to Mountain View in 1966 and the couple opened Swetka’s Tennis Shop in 1969. “Swetka’s Tennis Shop thrives even with all the online tennis stores and big chain sporting good stores because Alex always made his customers feel like family. Alex will be missed,” said Michael Cooke, the United States Tennis Association Northern California board president. “The USTA Northern California section is extremely proud to have counted Alex as one of their own and will miss him greatly,” said a statement on the USTA website. “He was an outstanding example of tennis being the sport for a lifetime. He will always be a role model to seniors on the benefits of staying fit and active.” He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sally (McVaugh) Swetka; his four children, Mary Swetka-

extensive outreach was made to the adjacent complex, England said he asked around and found that many had not heard of the proposal. During the city’s general plan visioning process, England said “the city came out loud and clear in support of walk-ability and bikeability in the city. “More drivethroughs is inconsistent with that vision. Also the Grand Boulevard Initiative supports better pedestrian and biking access, which means de-emphasizing car travel.” Speakman said last week that he has similar concerns. “We cannot win on any claim based upon this evil company’s hateful actions against minorities,” he writes. “But we can fight the land use change and the increased danger to our population from cars driving up and over the sidewalks to get to fast food — a danger that is not worth the risk to our otherwise bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly city.” “It doesn’t matter who owns the restaurant,” Speakman said. Considering positions the council has taken previously, “it doesn’t sound like something the City Council would approve.”


Alex Swetka with a few of his tennis trophies.

Yu of Long Beach, John Swetka of Sunnyvale, Nancy Garcia of Santa Barbara and Wendy Swetka of Redding; his three grandchildren; and one greatgrandson. A celebration of Alex Swetka’s life is scheduled for Saturday, September 15, at Cuesta Park. The family prefers memorial donations be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. A

Gary Thomas Siress, 74 of Mountain View California, passed away Tuesday, June 26th, 2012. He was born on April 18th, 1938 in Benton Kentucky. Gary moved to Mountain View in 1953 and graduated from Mountain View High School in 1956. He married Rachel Borrego in 1960 at St Joseph Catholic Church in Mountain View. Gary proudly served his country as a US Marine from 1956 to 1963 with the 1st Air Delivery Company. He was honorably discharged as a Lance Corporal (E-3) on April 17th 1963. Gary started his career as a short-order cook at Johnny Mac’s the home of the original “Big Mac” here in Mountain View. He loved cars & motorcycles and moved into auto-parts at Anderson Auto Parts, then joined Palo Alto Auto Parts and finally Don L. Morris Auto Parts. During his tenure in the auto-parts business he supplied auto-parts to Arrow Development Company (formally of Mountain View) which was contracted by Walt Disney in the creation and testing of the original rides such as; Tea Cups, the Carousel, Snow White Adventures, Dumbo Flying Elephants, Autopia Ride and Alice in Wonderland for Disneyland in Los Angeles. He left the auto-parts business to join up with a team of his friends in the infancy of what was to become Silicon Valley as a sales rep and later co-owner in industrial sheet metal, precision machining and a paint company who’s early customers included Atari, Apple, Applied Materials, FMC, Varian. He was an avid San Francisco 49ers fan and

in his spare time he enjoyed making knifes, fishing, hunting and listening to country music. Gary is survived by his wife Rachel and their four children: Tony Siress of Mountain View; Paula Siress, of Campbell; David Siress, of Mountain View; and Jena Siress-McCelleis of San Jose. He also is survived by four grandsons and two greatgranddaughters. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to your favorite charity in his name. A Celebration of Life will be held on August 11th, 2012 at 11:30am - 4pm at the IFES Society Hall, 432 Stierlin Road, Mountain View. It is very casual, lunch will be served at 1pm - 3pm. We will be serving Mountain View’s Famous “Linda’s Parisian Burgers & Tater Tots”, Hot dogs, ice cream, beer, sodas and water. We will have a no-host bar for those of you who would like something a little stronger. There will be a video, photos, music and other memorabilia. Everyone is invited, those who knew him or simply want to support his family, as he will always live through them. It is our opportunity to share stories and pay our respects to a man who has touched so many lives. PA I D


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Hangar One, revealed Photos by Michelle Le

Above: A view of Hangar One in 2011 when it was still intact. Right: The same view a year later, with all but one small section of windows and siding removed.

s many as 100 workers per day labored over the past year to strip the siding from Moffett Field’s Hangar One, in an environmental cleanup that has caused a mix of awe over the emergence of the gigantic skeleton and sadness over the lack of a plan for new siding.


According to the U.S. Navy, as much as 1.7 million pounds of siding, most of it laminated in PCBs, lead and asbestos, was removed and trucked to Grassy Mountain landfill in Utah. An average of 65 workers a day looked like ants removing 30,382 panels from the wmassive hangar, pressure washing the frame and coating it with silver paint. The

At left: Dismantling of the hangar’s siding started April 18, 2011. At right: Beneath the toxin-laced siding, a layer of redwood is revealed.


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cost of the project increased from $26 million to $28.1 million because of unforeseen conditions, additional cleaning and preparation of the door mechanisms and the salvage of historical items for the hangar’s owner, NASA, wrote the Navy’s Scott Anderson in an email. —Daniel DeBolt


Clockwise from top: Two workers with a bird’s-eye view of the stripped hangar; workers remove the last pieces from hangar’s roof on July 19; wearing protective gear, a worker uses a high-pressure hose to clean the skeleton.

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ling pro-Quora answers to the question, “What are the differences between Quora and Yahoo! Answers?� are that Quora is not supported by advertisements; there is a limited window of time in which someone can reply to questions posed on Yahoo! Answers, which is not the case with Quora; and people’s Quora profiles are connected to their Facebook accounts, which means real names are used — a requirement that works to discourage anonymous trolling of question threads. “From what I’ve been reading in the press, it’s a pretty hot, upand-coming startup,� said Oscar Garcia, president of the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce. “I’m very, very excited.� Garcia said it is always great to have an exciting company in Mountain View, as it raises the profile of the city. With more people working downtown, there will inevitably be more business for local restaurants and other merchants in and around Castro Street, he said. “The rising tide raises all ships,� Garcia said. While Quora’s user base is great at answering questions, its founders are not so approachable. They did not respond to requests for an interview through its

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Mountain View might be a leader in the world of education. “Policy makers need to see school districts experimenting,� he said. “We’re in a perfect place to really show that there is good policy that isn’t happening in Sacramento.� Chiang is proposing tracking more than just standardized test scores — polling students, parents and teachers to find out what they like about their schools and what they think could be improved. He said he would advocate for programs that would give financial incentives to teachers who pursue the administrative track. “I really believe we should be proactively going to our teachers and saying, ‘We need you to be a principal and we will pay you to go to school.’� If there isn’t state money to support it, he would pursue the option of asking local companies to help foot the bill — a cost he thinks firms like Google and LinkedIn would be willing to support, since they will ultimately benefit from better schools with better employees. Chiang has taught in both public and private schools. Next year he will begin his new job as

website or when a reporter visited the company’s Palo Alto headquarters. Co-founder Adam D’Angelo did responded to the Quora thread, “Why is Quora moving to Mountain View?� “We’re running out of space in our current office,� D’Angelo wrote. “So we’ve been looking for more space for a while now. Because the downtown Palo Alto market is so hot, there is no available office space big enough for us nearby.� D’Angelo said he and Quora cofounder Charlie Cheever wanted to find an office close to a Caltrain station, near “restaurants and other downtown amenities.� The new Quora headquarters will take up the fourth and fifth floors of 650 Castro St., in the building that currently houses the UPS Store and Le Boulanger, according to Palo Alto-based technology blog TechCrunch. D’Angelo and Cheever came from Facebook, leaving the social network in 2009 to start their project. According to the Bloomberg tech blog, Tech Deals, the two recently leveraged their Silicon Valley connections to raise $50 million, which came in a round of investment in May. The billionaire co-founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel, led that round of investment, according to Tech Deals. Thiel has also invested in Facebook and Zynga. V

a sixth-grade history teacher at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton. He has a two-year-old daughter he plans to send to either Castro or Bubb (he lives on the border between the two school’s boundary lines). In addition to running for the school board, he has started the MVW21: Mountain View Whisman School Study Group — a series of privately run seminars designed to help prospective “board candidates and school supporters develop a vision for Mountain View Schools for the 21st century,� according to the website, “This is not an official policy-setting organization, but an open space to exchange new ideas.� He said he has been working to contact leaders of each district school’s PTA, as well as all of the declared candidates planning to run in the November board election. The first MVW21 meeting will be held on Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. at a yet-tobe-determined location. Chiang isn’t sure which candidates will attend, but he hopes all will eventually attend the meetings, which he plans to hold regularly until the Nov. 6 election. Chiang’s candidate website is at V


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are usually fewer administrative hurdles to deal with and more of the money tends to go where it is most needed.� Among the other issues Neal is passionate about is high-speed rail. “I’m definitely opposed to high-speed rail,� he said. “All the numbers keep changing as to how much it’s going to cost. Every month there’s a new plan. I just don’t see how they are going to pay for it.� Neal supports housing for Google in North Bayshore as a way to balance the number of jobs in the city’s planning pipeline. He says the city’s housing development process should have less “regulation and red tape� so developers are able to meet the local demand for housing, thus lowering prices. In council meetings about housing projects, council members are concerned with “such minutia,� Neal said. “Where a tree is going to go, where to put a parking lot, things like that. It increases the cost of housing.� Neal lives with his wife two blocks east of Castro Street and has four kids who live in Ohio. He’s lived in Mountain View for seven years. Neal has a Facebook page for his campaign at nealformountainviewcitycouncil. Margaret Capriles Age: 69 Neighborhood: Varsity Park Political affiliation: moderate Democrat Job: data quality consultant Capriles says her experience maintaining the quality of data in Hewlett Packard’s databases would come in handy as a City Council member. “More details give you a better decision, not based on hearsay but on actual facts,� Capriles said. For Capriles, the big issues in the city’s near future are related to land use, transportation and city finances. “I like what we’ve done so far,� Capriles said of the city’s development. But under the new 2030 general plan for the city, much development is in store areas such as El Camino Real, San Antonio shopping center

and East Whisman, she said. “It makes me want to be there and have a vote in that.� She says the council made the right decision to not allow housing for Google in North Bayshore. “From what we know right now I think it was the right decision,� Capriles said, noting the nearby wildlife and Shoreline Park, which she called “a very special area.� In deciding on infill development, “I want to make sure make sure the solutions we come up with are very homogeneous to communities that exist,� Capriles said. In regards to the proposals for an 11-story office building and 200-room hotel at San Antonio shopping center, she said the size of the buildings would not “blend in well� with the surrounding neighborhood. Such developments should be “very welcoming� to neighbors, she said. “I think we are a very wellmanaged city,� Capriles said in regards to the city budget. “Mountain View has an opportunity to continue to manage the city very well.� To do that, Capriles said the city needs to find other ways to invest and “get a return on investment in our money to go above and beyond the tax base we have.� She added that there are still some grants outs there and available as funding for projects. Capriles points to her experience on the advisory committee for Leadership Mountain View, of which she is also a graduate. She’s also been involved in the Hope to Health Initiative for the El Camino Hospital Foundation, which raises money for studies on women’s health issues. She’s raised four children, and became involved in “everything from swimming to scouts to dancing to gymnastics.� Capriles is the only woman in the field of candidates so far. “I definitely think it’s important to keep the balance of men and women on the council,� she said. It would maintain a diversity and freshness in the perspectives, she said. Capriles has a website for her campaign: margaretcapriles. com. Email Daniel DeBolt at

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The audit was not mentioned in the hospital’s press release. The survey cost the hospital $15,000 to conduct. It consisted of 10 main questions, which were fielded by a national public opinion company called Quality Data Management. The questions were put to 325 survey takers — all of them 21 or older. A report based on the results of the survey was compiled by JumpStart, a market research firm. According to JumpStart, the results of the survey are “statistically projectable to the district.� Going by JumpStart’s statistical projection, 65 percent of district denizens are “extremely/ very satisfied� with the hospital, 73 percent are opposed to dissolving the district and half of all those living within the district’s boundaries feel it is extremely or

very important that El Camino Hospital remains independent, locally owned and locally controlled. Simply put, the JumpStart report concludes in its executive summary, “the majority of community members believe it is extremely/very important that El Camino Hospital retains its independence and continues to be locally owned and controlled.� “We’re really pleased with the results,� said Chris Ernst, a spokeswoman for the hospital. According to Ernst, the survey was intended to gauge the community’s general perception of the hospital. “With a lot of the questions that have been raised, we wanted to get a pulse of what the community was thinking.� In the wake of the LAFCO report, the El Camino has faced increased criticism from the

hospital’s workers’ union. Officials with the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers have said the hospital, as well as the district, lack transparency and accused El Camino executives of taking exorbitant salaries and bonuses while the hospital’s technical and service staff have seen cuts to benefits. Throughout the union protests and negative press the hospital has endured in recent months, Ernst said administration has remained confident that the public still appreciates the work El Camino does in the community. The survey is a confirmation that the hospital is highly valued by district residents, she said. V

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Chik-Fil-A has gotten off to a rocky start in its quest to open a restaurant in Mountain View, and the path is unlikely to get smoother any time soon, thanks to a growing controversy over the company’s stance on same-sex marriage. The chain of fried-chicken sandwich restaurants first ran afoul of the City Council in February with its request for a drivethrough for its proposed location at 1962 W. El Camino Real. Citing concerns over pollution from idling cars, a majority of council members said they’d like to look into a moratorium on new drive-throughs. But with no moratorium yet on the books, Chick-Fil-A managed to get approval of its restaurant from the city’s zoning administrator, Peter Gilli — with a drive-through. That success is tempered by the fact that two groups of Mountain View residents are pursuing an appeal over the Chick-Fil-A approval, one of which was clearly spurred by the company’s anti-gay rights stance. The Georgia-based company’s funding of causes such as Proposition 8, the state initiative banning same-sex marriage, has galvanized gay rights groups. Comments from Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy in a recent article in the Baptist Press only reinforced the growing perception that the company actively pursues a homophobic agenda. “We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit,” Cathy is quoted as saying. According to a report by advocacy group Equality Matters, Chick-Fil-A’s WinShape Foundation in 2010 donated more than $2 million to groups with anti-gay agendas, including the Marriage & Family Foundation. Even the Muppets are abandoning Chick-Fil-A. The Jim Henson Co. announced July 20 that it would no longer provide toys for Chick-Fil-A’s children’s meals, saying the company “has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors.” Money from Chick-Fil-A is being donated to GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, according to a post on the Henson Co.’s Facebook page. Locally, three groups have emerged to try to overturn the approval of what would be the first Chik-Fil-A restaurant in the Bay Area. A group of employees of the Mountain View startup HighlightCam quickly raised $1,000 on to pay for an appeal to the City Council. One of the organizers of the appeal, David Speakman, told local newspapers that he and his husband were the first gay couple to be legally married in Santa Clara County. He said, “It’s not just a bigoted evil company. It’s a company that wants a bad restaurant in a bad spot.” The problem faced by the appellants is that council members say that disagreeing with a company’s philosophy may not be grounds for keeping it from operating in Mountain View. For the council, whether the proposed restaurant site, which is currently a Sizzler, is in fact a bad spot for a drive-through restaurant may become a main issue, along with concerns about adding more cars to an El Camino Real that council members say they want to be more pedestrian friendly. Most companies are careful to hide controversial political stances for fear of alienating customers, but some, like ChickFil-A, trumpet them. Chick-Fil-A’s founders and owners are free to support whatever causes they wish, and direct their profits toward organizations that mirror their beliefs. Mountain View residents should decide whether mixing an intolerant agenda with chicken is a recipe for success.

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FOIS GRAS PUZZLER With an almost infinite variety of foods to choose from, one has to wonder why Joey Elenterio, executive chef of Mountain View’s Chez TJ restaurant, has continued to serve foie gras in defiance of the law. Perhaps Chez TJ officials believe that any publicity is good publicity. However, their action risks more than raising the ire of animal rights activists. Laws are typically passed with majority public support and many of us are tired of special interests seeking a “loophole.” The law of the land should be decided in court and not in the kitchen. Christine Crosby 110 Woodleaf Way

CANCER HELP STILL AVAILABLE I was dismayed to see in a recent edition that the Cancer Support Community in Mountain View was closing its doors. I know how vital those types of services are to the community and what a loss it is to all of us. But I was doubly dismayed to see patient Peggy Liou’s comments about how devastating it was to her not to have anywhere to go now for the sorts of resources that help patients and families through the non-medical part of the cancer journey, because I wanted her to know that isn’t true. Please help to spread the word to Peggy and survivors like her that there is a new non-profit organization called Cancer CAREpoint (www.cancercare-, which provides that very critical, non-clinical support to patient/survivors, caregivers and families. Cancer CAREpoint’s focus is on providing free resources to clients and if we don’t have the resource they need, we will do our best to find it for them. Although we are located in San Jose, we are right at 85/Los Gatos Boulevard, so it is very easy to reach our location. It is only a straight-shot, 10-minute trip from Mountain View. I’m looking forward to hearing from Peggy and any others who want to be welcomed and cared for with compassion and expertise. Pam Lehner Patient Services Director, Cancer CAREpoint

LONG VIEW ON HIGH-SPEED RAIL A big thank you to Silicon Valley’s state legislators, including Assembly Members Jerry Hill, Rich Gordon, Jim Beall, and Paul Fong, who have taken the long view and voted to support highspeed rail. The project has been scaled back to reflect the needs of the Bay Area and will modernize Caltrain, dramatically improving regional mobility. As a resident of Mountain View and staff member at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, I believe this is the right move for the city and region, and thank our legislators and Gov. Brown for their leadership and vision. Bena Chang Evandale Avenue




Little Bee Pops, from left, in Strawberry Avenger, Figinator and Professor Plum flavors.




hen Mountain View resident Liz Snyder said no to her 6-yearold daughter’s request for a treat from the ice cream truck for the “umpteenth time,” her daughter took a stand. “Mom, why don’t you sell your pops at the park?” Snyder describes her daughter as saying. “Then moms and kids could be happy.” A little over a year after this frustrated suggestion, Snyder’s daughter now finds herself with the title “Chief Tasting Officer” in Snyder’s new frozen treat company, Little Bee Pops. A devoted advocate of sustainable, local and healthful food products, Snyder had always refused to buy commercial treats due to their chemically enhanced ingredients. After pondering her daughter’s idea to sell her own treats, she decided to start a company devoted to creating all-natural Popsicle-like treats using only locally grown produce. Upon successfully raising its $15,000 startup goal on the businessfunding website Kickstarter, Little Bee Pops had its first sale in April of this year. The company’s three owners, Snyder and her friends Lilia Schwartz and Melissa Patel, all collaborate on creating various flavors using seasonal produce. The pops vary each week depending on what produce farmers’ markets are offering, and aside

from the staple ingredients of organic fruit and honey, they often include various vegetables not usually found in desserts. One current flavor, “Raspberry Flash,” is made from a mix of organic raspberries, raw honey, lemon juice, flax and spinach. “Putting spinach in a smoothie is kind of a mom trick,” Snyder admits. “Spinach has this amazing ability to just absorb into a smoothie and be flavorless, so we’re boosting nutrition and fiber content without changing flavor. We’re always looking for what tastes really wonderful and is really nutritious, so we can have something as a company where parents can finally say yes.” Snyder says that the most popular flavor is currently the Ninjaberry, which she describes as a “dark berry” treat with honey, lemon juice, and flax. Depending on the availability, the pop can contain any variation of blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, olallieberries and loganberries. At the commercial kitchen in the East Bay where the treats are prepared, she and her co-owners are also experimenting with fig pops and watermelon-basil pops to appear later in the summer. Snyder says she, Schwartz, and Patel usually go through three or four iterations of pop-making and tasting in order to perfect a new flavor. “We found that because we’re using fresh ingredients, you really have to taste every batch,” Snyder says. “We all have to


Liz Snyder, company co-founder, sorts locally grown blueberries while her daughter Helen Liles samples a few.

familiarize our palates with what the pops taste like. Sometimes your lemons are more tart; sometimes the fruit is more sour.” After the establishment of a successful flavor, the pops go on sale at the Sunnyvale Farmers’ Market and the Campbell Farmers’ Market, both of which run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday. Snyder has applied to sell at the Mountain View Farmers’ Market, which she says has a wait time of one year due to its popularity. Aside from selling at farmers’ markets, Little Bee Pops offers event catering and currently sells its “Strawberry Avenger” ice pop at the Palo Alto grocery store Country Sun. Strawberry Avenger, which contains organic strawberries, raw honey, lemon juice and flax, has a slightly tart yet refreshing strawberry flavor — similar to that of a frozen strawberry smoothie — that successfully masks any trace of flax seeds. According to Snyder, the pops will be sold at Ava’s Downtown Market and Deli in Mountain View starting Thursday of this week. Snyder estimates that the company makes 1,000 pops per week. A seasonal item, ice pops can be sold only into October, Snyder says. She and the other owners have already begun looking into other organic, local products to sell during the rest of the year. Honey-sweetened jam is in the


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works for this fall. “Melissa, our kitchen manager, is an avid jam maker,� Snyder says. “The honey-sweetened pops have such a wonderful flavor to them, so we thought, ‘Why not a honey-sweetened jam?’ We’re converting all our popsicle flavors into jam right now.� Little Bee Pops has a lighthearted feel to its quest to support sustainable agriculture. Snyder’s business cards say “Queen of Pops� rather than CEO, while Schwartz and kitchen manager Patel are referred to on the website

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as Pop Goddess and Chief WhipCracker, respectively. Yet behind her playful nature, Snyder has a focused approach to sustainability in agriculture and healthy eating. With a background in nutritional anthropology, she is a co-founder of Full Circle Farm, an 11-acre educational nonprofit farm in Sunnyvale. This experience introduced Snyder to many of the farmers she now buys her pop ingredients from. In order to avoid wasting produce, Snyder often buys the very ripe fruit necessary for pops from farmers who would not otherwise be able to sell the produce at the next market. Little Bee Pops works hard to ensure that its pops remain as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible, she says. “The most challenging part is just staying true to our mission, being local and trying to be sustainable,� Patel says. Snyder stresses the need for a


Strawberries are one of the locally grown ingredients used by Little Bee Pops.

wider evaluation of our current agricultural and food supply system in order to reduce the use of chemical products and support local farms. “We have this really profoundly broken food system,� Snyder says. “Part of repairing it is just


eating healthier, but also creating a new network of supply.� Little Bee Pops will be at Eagle Park in Mountain View on Friday, July 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. Eagle Park is located at 500 Franklin St. More information is at littlebeepops. com. V




Discover the best places to eat this week! NOTICE OF COMMUNITY MEETING PERMANENTE CREEK PEDESTRIAN/ BICYCLE TRAIL, PROJECT 12-35 FROM OLD MIDDLEFIELD WAY TO ROCK STREET The City of Mountain View is currently designing a project to extend the Permanente Creek pedestrian/ bicycle trail from Old MiddleďŹ eld Way to Rock Street. The community is invited to attend an informational meeting to review and comment on the proposed project at the following time and location: Thursday, August 9th, 2012 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Crittenden Middle School – Multi-Use Room 1701 Rock Street Mountain View, CA 94043 Comments received at this meeting will be considered in the design of the project. It is anticipated that the Mountain View City Council will take action to approve plans and speciďŹ cations for the project in fall 2012. If you have any questions about the project, please contact Fred Fallah, Senior Project Manager, at (650) 903-6311 or 14

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8FFLFOE NMOVIETIMES Note: Showtimes for the Century 16 theater are for Friday through Tuesday only unless otherwise noted. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) & 9:35 p.m.

Stanford Theatre: Fri. at 5:10

The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13) ((( Century 16: 2:50 & 10:20 p.m.; In 3D at 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Century 20: Fri., Sat., Mon. & Thu. at 1:10 & 7:15 p.m.; In 3D at 10:30 a.m.; 4 & 9:30 p.m. Beasts of the Southern Wild (PG-13) (((( Century 20: Fri., Sat., Mon. & Thu. at noon, 2:35, 5, 7:25 & 9:55 p.m. Guild Th-eatre: 2, 4:30, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13) ((1/2 Century 16: Sat.-Tue. at 12:10, 3:30, 6:50 & 9:55 p.m. Palo Alto Square: Fri. at 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 & 10 p.m. Brave (PG) (((1/2 Century 16: 11 a.m.; 1:55, 4:45, 7:25 & 10:05 p.m. Century 20: Fri., Sat., Mon. & Thu. at 11 a.m.; 1:45, 4:25, 6:50 & 9:20 p.m. The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) (((( Century 16: 11 a.m.; noon, 12:50, 2:30, 3, 4, 4:40, 5:30, 6:20, 7, 8, 8:40, 9:30 & 10:40 p.m.; Fri. also at 11:30 a.m. & 10 p.m.; Sat.-Tue. also at 1:30 p.m. Century 20: Fri., Sat., Mon. & Thu. at 10:30, 11:05 & 11:40 a.m.; 12:15, 12:50, 1:30, 2:10, 2:45, 3:20, 3:55, 4:30, 5:05, 5:50, 6:25, 7, 7:35, 8:10, 8:45, 9:30, 10:05 & 10:35 p.m. East of Eden (1955)

Stanford Theatre: Fri. at 7:30 p.m.

Farewell, My Queen (R) Aquarius Theatre: 1, 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m. Century 20: Fri., Sat., Mon. & Thu. at 11:30 a.m.; 2, 4:30, 7:05 & 9:35 p.m. The Grateful Dead Birthday Celebration Event (R) Century 16: Wed. at 7 p.m. Century 20: Wed. at 7 p.m. Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) Century 16: 11:30 a.m.; 2:20, 5:10, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; In 3D at 11 a.m.; 1:40, 4:30, 7:10 & 9:45 p.m. Century 20: Fri., Sat., Mon. & Thu. at 10:25 a.m.; 12:50, 3:10, 5:35, 8 & 10:20 p.m.; In 3D at 11:45 a.m.; 2:10, 4:40, 7:05 & 9:25 p.m. The Intouchables (R) (( Aquarius Theatre: 1:30, 4:15, 7 & 9:45 p.m. Katy Perry: Part of Me (PG) Century 20: Fri., Sat., Mon. & Thu. at 10:45 a.m.; In 3D at 1:35 & 7:05 p.m. Magic Mike (R) Century 16: 11:40 a.m.; Fri. also at 2:15, 4:50, 7:50 & 10:35 p.m.; Sat.-Tue. also at 10:15 p.m. Century 20: Fri., Sat., Mon. & Thu. at 11:50 a.m.; 2:25, 5, 7:45 & 10:30 p.m. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) Stanford Theatre: Sat.-Tue. at 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. also at 3:40 p.m.



(Century 16, Century 20) All the world’s Gotham City in Christopher Nolan’s ambitious Batman trilogy, which comes to an emphatic conclusion with “The Dark Knight Rises.” The screenplay by Nolan and his brother Jonathan takes inspiration from “A Tale of Two Cities” and “Metropolis” (not Clark Kent’s, Fritz Lang’s) in depicting the levels of society: the 99 percent versus the 1 percent, the skyscrapers down to the sewers. The leitmotif of Nolan’s well-orchestrated Batman saga is how a society, and an individual, responds to a fall. Batman has receded into billionaire Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), a limping recluse. He faces two characters plucked from the pages of Batman comics. Fearsome terrorist Bane (Tom Hardy) was trained, like Batman, by Ra’s al Ghul (Liam Neeson). Cat burglar Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) wants a “clean slate” in an internet age when information is immortal. The film delivers a whole lotta movie, with cast-of-thousands spectacle and giantsized action that says “epic” almost as much as “blockbuster.” The Nolans consider the issues of the day (there’s a big Occupy Gotham theme); explore the role of legendary heroes in galvanizing the public; and labor mightily to ensure that how their Batman ends dovetails with 2005’s “Batman Begins.” Rated PG-13 for intense violence and action, sensuality and language. Two hours, 45 minutes. — P.C.


Total Recall (PG-13) Century 16: Thu. at 12:01 a.m. Century 20: Thu. at 12:01 & 12:02 a.m.

(Guild) Independent filmmaking doesn’t come any better than this. Newcomer Quvenzhane Wallis delivers a riveting performance as the child trying to make sense of her world situated on the wrong side of a southern Louisiana levee. She and her ailing father (Dwight Henry) struggle to stay afloat in The Bathtub, a floodplain populated with odd characters and littered with ramshackle housing — a hurricane away from disaster. But the bayou community refuses to be displaced. Director Zeitlin’s gift is the ability to pack social commentary within a unique voice and look. He and co-writer Lucy Alibar address the difficulties of preserving a people and their culture in post-Katrina Louisiana. The film’s imagery has a haunting quality, especially once the characters become unmoored. “Beasts of the Southern Wild” is a must-see movie of rare vision. And the defiant brown eyes of Quvenzhane Wallis burn with a warrior spirit that you won’t soon forget. Rated PG-13 for language, child imperilment, brief sensuality, disturbing images and thematic material. 1 hour, 33 minutes. — S.T.

The Watch (R) Century 16: 11:10 a.m.; 12:10, 1:40, 2:40, 4:30, 5:30, 7:30, 8:30 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: Fri., Sat., Mon. & Thu. at 10:45 a.m.; noon, 1:20, 2:35, 3:55, 5:10, 6:30, 7:50, 9:05 & 10:25 p.m.


Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13) (((1/2 Century 16: 11:20 a.m.; 1:50, 4:20, 7:10 & 9:50 p.m. Century 20: Fri., Sat., Mon. & Thu. at 12:25, 2:50, 5:10, 7:50 & 10:10 p.m. The Queen of Versailles (PG) Century 16: 11:35 a.m.; 2:10, 4:50, 7:35 & 10:10 p.m. Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty Century 20: Sun. at noon; Tue. at 7 p.m. Palo Alto Square: Sun. at noon; Tue. at 7 p.m. Savages (R) (((1/2 Century 20: Fri., Sat., Mon. & Thu. at 4:15 & 10:15 p.m. The Secret Garden (1949) 9:35 p.m.

Stanford Theatre: Sat.-Tue. at 5:45 &

Step Up: Revolution (PG-13) Century 16: 1:45 & 7:20 p.m.; In 3D at 11:20 a.m.; 4:20 & 10:15 p.m. Century 20: Fri., Sat., Mon. & Thu. at 12:30, 3, 5:35, 8:10 & 10:40 p.m.; In 3D at 11:05 a.m.; 1:50, 4:20, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Ted (R) ( Century 16: 11:15 a.m.; 2, 4:50, 7:40 & 10:25 p.m. Century 20: Fri., Sat., Mon. & Thu. at 12:10, 2:40, 5:20, 7:55 & 10:35 p.m. To Rome With Love (R) (( Palo Alto Square: 4:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. also at 1:30, 7:25 & 10:05 p.m.; Sun. also at 7:25 p.m.; Mon., Wed. & Thu. also at 1:30 & 7:25 p.m.; Tue. also at 1:30 p.m.

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(Aquarius) In “The Intouchables,” a rich, stuffy, white man exposes a poor black man to the “finer things” in life; in turn, the black man teaches the white man how to loosen up and find love. No need to check your watch. It’s

still 2012. With its brash humor and emotional generosity, “The Intouchables” has crowd-pleaser written all over it, but there’s no mistaking the queasy racial implications. Francois Cluzet (“Tell No One”) plays Phillippe, a quadriplegic white millionaire who unexpectedly plucks Senegalese immigrant Driss (Omar Sy) out of the Parisian ghetto to be a live-in homecare provider. Phillippe — also a closet adventurer — appreciates Driss’ irreverent insistence on prodding his boss out of his discomfort zone and into his need for speed and romance. Wildly popular in its native France, “The Intouchables” applies strict formula to an entirely reassuring story about improving one’s life by coming out of one’s shell and embracing new people and experiences. As told through bromance, it’s a cinematic warm fuzzy if ever there was one, and the performances by Cluzet and Sy prove highly appealing if not irresistible. But here in America, where we invented this formula, audiences are likely to find it discomfitingly retrograde. Rated R for language and some drug use. One hour, 52 minutes. — P.C.

SAVAGES ---1/2

(Century 20) Oliver Stone still believes in red-meat cinema. The proof is in “Savages,” a hard-R crime drama that never treats the audience as juvenile. A war veteran named Chon (Taylor Kitsch) and his business partner and best friend Ben (Aaron Johnson) have a partnership that brings to mind the entrepreneurship of Ben and Jerry. The boutique product they export isn’t gourmet ice cream but gourmet pot. Ben and Chon face a takeover by a Mexican cartel, but when the duo makes other plans, the cartel takes their surfer girl “O” (Blake Lively) hostage, setting off a war of wills. Salma Hayek’s Elena, the cruel cartel mistress, doesn’t suffer fools, but she’s also a devoted, frustrated mother. Benicio Del Toro plays her top goon, Lado, both psychotic and sensitive. John Travolta is the slick, corrupt DEA agent. All three could be

Oscar front-runners. The menage a trois at the heart of the film symbolizes American life: Naive consumer O is in bed with both damaged-goods muscle Chon and Buddhist businessman Ben, but they’ll never want her as much as they want, need and envy each other. Rated R for violence, sexuality, nudity, drug use and language. Two hours, 10 minutes.— P.C.


(Century 16, Century 20) Viewers will compare “The Amazing Spider-Man,” to Sam Raimi’s 2002 effort, and it could be argued that the two are on equal footing. In this comic book movie reboot, Andrew Garfield (“The Social Network”) is high-school outcast Peter Parker, and Peter’s love interest is Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). Peter’s parents left him with his uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and aunt May (Sally Field) when he was a boy, and he still puzzles over their sudden departure. Peter discovers his father had been working with one-armed scientist Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), and visits Connors at R&D company OsCorp. A genetically altered spider bites Peter, who starts showing enhanced strength and reflexes. He dubs himself SpiderMan, and takes to swinging over the city. The visual effects in “Amazing” are superior (including breathtaking scenes from Spider-Man’s P.O.V.) and its villain, the Lizard, is one of the genre’s most frightening. The battle scenes between Spider-Man and the Lizard are exceptional. Garfield is a terrific actor — better than Maguire — and Stone is a welcome upgrade over the dour Kirsten Dunst. Both familiar and fresh, it’s a spectacle with enough thrills and humor to satisfy most fans. Rated PG-13 for action and violence. Two hours, 16 minutes.— T.H.

NMOVIECRITICS S.T.- Susan Tavernetti, P.C. Peter Canavese, T.H.-Tyler Hanley

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MOUNTAIN VIEW CENTRAL SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH inspirations Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m. Saturday Services: Worship 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Study Groups: 10-11 a.m. Pastor Kenny Fraser, B.A.M. DIV 1425 Springer Rd., Mtn. View Office Hrs. M-F 9am-1pm Phone: 650-967-2189

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Laura Oliphant and Colvin Pitts Bay Area artists, Colvin Pitts and Laura Oliphant present “Dreaming Big: Studies of London and Motion.” Inspired by the 2012 London Olympics, sculptures and color photography are on display through August 26. Gallery 9 hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 12-4 p.m. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos. New Paintings by Kathy Sharpe New Paintings by Carmel artist Kathy Sharpe are on display through July 28 at Gallery 9, Los Altos. Included are landscapes, florals and still lifes -many inspired by scenes on the California Coast. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11-5 p.m.; Sunday 12-4 p.m. July 3-28, Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos. Rengstorff Arts Festival Fine art showcasing local artists and juried works from the Community School for Music and Arts’ art4schools program is on view in historic Rengstorff House during August and September on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, 11-5 p.m. Rengstorff House, 3070 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Opera-Guild/Events.aspx

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS ‘Esther’s Pledge’ Workshops Adolescent Counseling Services offers substance abuseprevention workshops covering warning signs, education, how to talk to kids, and steps for getting help. Parents welcome. Youth (ages 10-14): third Thursday of the month. Must RSVP to info<\@> Young adults (ages 15-21): first Thursday of the month. Through December, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Adolescent Counseling Services, 1717 Embarcardero Road, suite 4000, Palo Alto. Call 650-424-0852 ext 200. Contemporary Technique and Repertory Dance New York dancer and choreographer Leanne Rinelli teaches a class for intermediate, advanced and professional dancers. Aug. 20-24, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $200 ($160 if paid by Aug. 1). Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View. Call 650-969-4110. www. Social Media Series: Twitter 101 For those who have wanted to use twitter but are not sure how. A review of what it is, how to sign up, what one can do on Twitter, how to tweet and re-tweet. July 30, 2-3:30 p.m. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-9487683 ext. 3511.

CLUBS/MEETINGS American Legion Post Moffett Field Military personnel and veterans of the Moffett Field and surrounding communities can join one of the youngest American Legion posts in California in the largest veteran service organization in nation. July 17-August 17, 7-8 p.m. Free to military and veterans. Moffett Historical Museum, Building 126 Severyns Ave., Moffett Field. Call 650-9967929. Peninsula Herb Society A new community club is starting to focus on gardening with herbs, in hopes of sharing recipes and tips on gardening and harvesting. The first meeting is being scheduled for July 31 and will be held at Lakeside Cafe, Shoreline Park, 3160 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. 10 a.m.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Sam Shepard and the Eclectic American West SST’s 2012 Sam Shepard Festival includes a

community symposium focusing on Shepard and the American West. This all-day event including lectures, panels, and a barbecue culminates with the evening performance of “Curse of the Starving Class.” July 28, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Register online. Pigott Theater, Memorial Auditorium, Memorial Way, Stanford campus, Stanford. www. symposium Successful Aging Celebration Avenidas Village and Palo Alto Medical Foundation are celebrating seniors and aging-in-place. A chance to hear senior musicians, enjoy senior artwork, visit with vendors, try food samples, and attend educational seminars, followed by a free movie. July 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. PAMF, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Call 650-289-5407. Summer Outdoor Movie Night Featuring “The Incredibles.” Attendees can bring lawn chair or blanket to sit on. July 27, 8:30-10 p.m. Eagle Park, 652 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 650903-6410. comm_services/recreation_programs_and_services/community_events/summer_outdoor_movie_night_series.asp Summer Outdoor Movie Night Featuring “The Muppets.” Please bring lawn chair or blanket to sit on. August 3, 8:30-10 p.m. Stevenson Park, 750 San Pierre Way, Mountain View. Call 650-903-6410. www.mountainview. gov/city_hall/comm_services/recreation_programs_and_services/community_events/summer_outdoor_movie_night_series.asp Summer Sings - Faure Requiem/Bach Magnificant Schola Cantorum invites singers from all over the Bay Area to sing the Faure Requiem/Bach’s Magnificant with guest conductor Lynne Morrow Music Director, Oakland Symphony Chorus and Pacific Mozart Ensemble.

Single-Use Carry-out Bag Ordinance Community Information and Input Meeting The City of Mountain View invites the public to attend one of two upcoming meetings to learn and provide input about a proposed City ordinance to ban plastic single-use carry-out bags and charge for paper bags at retail stores, excluding restaurants, charitable nonprofit thrift organizations, and protective bags for produce/meat/prescriptions.

July 31, 2012 at 7 p.m. City Council Chambers 500 Castro Street, 2nd Floor, Mountain View 650.903.6311

NHIGHLIGHT PENINSULA YOUTH THEATRE: ‘HAIRSPRAY’ “Hairspray” is a story about Tracy Turnblat, a teen with super-sized hair who turns segregated Baltimore on its ear when she’s cast as a dancer on the Corny Collins show. July 28-Aug.5, $20. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

Music available on loan that evening to sing the choruses and the solos. July 30, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $15 per individual sing, $60 for all six. Students with ID under 25 free. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos. Call 650254-1700. Team In Training Information Meeting Participants can join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training for some exclusive marathons, 1/2 marathons, cycling, hiking and triathlons this fall. Team In Training is a full-service training program with professional coaching and powerful motivation to help achieve your goals while helping find a cure for cancer. July 28, 10-11 a.m. Avenidas Senior Center, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto.

EXHIBITS ‘Dreaming Big’ Studies of London and Motion, in celebration of the London Olympics. Featuring artists Laura Oliphant and Colvin Pitts. Food and refreshments will be served. Exhibition dates July 31-Aug. 26 at Gallery 9 in Los Altos. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos. Call 650-776-5884. ‘Vintage Volkswagen Museum Tour and Show’ Mark Merrill opens his Vintage Volkswagen Museum for two days for this yearly event. Aug. 2-3, 10 a.m.-noon. Mark Merrill VW Museum, 941 Linda Vista Ave., Mountain View. Call 805-650-2050. treffen14 Sculpture from the Fisher Collection This exhibit features pieces by John Chamberlain, Sol LeWitt Claes Oldenburg and Martin Puryear, together with Carl Andre’s Copper-Zinc Plain, a floor piece composed of 36 tiles; and John Chamberlain’s Bijou, a large early work made of crushed automobiles and paint. Wednesday-Sunday; Feb. 29-Oct. 13, 2013; open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Thursday until 8 p.m.). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. Stanford EdTech Expo An annual expo by Stanford’s learning, design and technology master’s program. Students will demonstrate projects aimed at driving learning, from games and “creative footwear” to tools and web-based collaborative environments. August 3, Center for Educational Research at Stanford, 520 Galvez Mall, Stanford. Call 650-723-3340.

FAMILY AND KIDS ‘Yoga for Kids’ California Yoga Center offers this class Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. for kids ages 7 to 11. $15 drop-in or series discount. California Yoga Center, 1776 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-967-5702. www.californiayoga. com Autism Spectrum Disorders Parent Ed The Stanford Autism Center at Packard Children’s Hospital Parent Education Program is offering a half-day parent conference designed to provide parents and caregivers with information about reducing problem behaviors and building positive skills in the home setting. August 4, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30/person. Stanford University, 401 Quarry Road, Stanford. Call 650-721-6327.

FILM ‘Shepard on Screen’ Stanford Summer Theatre’s Sam Shepard Festival offers a free Monday-night film series exploring Shepard’s long career as a screenwriter and actor. Through Aug. 6, 7 p.m. Free. Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building, Lasuen Mall, Stanford. Call 650-7230485. cgi-bin/sst/films 2012 ICA Summer Film Festival Stanford University’s Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies (ICA) presents six films from around the world that explore the culture and politics of the most basic necessities -- food and water. Though Aug. 15, 7-9:30 p.m. Tatiana Deogirikar, Encina Hall West, Second Floor, Stanford. Call 650-724-8932. events/2012_ica_summer_film_festival

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musician John Boyd will perform. July 27, 6:308:30 p.m. Free. Morocco’s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-968-1502. The Duvets Live The Duvets are a party/rock cover band specializing in party hits from every era. From Lynyrd Skynyrd to Flo Rida, from Bush to LMFAO. August 4, 9 p.m. Sports Page Bar & Grill, 1431 Plymouth St., Mountain View. Call 267-5074867.

ON STAGE ‘Curse of the Starving Class’ Stanford Summer Theater’s production of Sam Shepard’s “Curse of the Starving Class,” directed by Rush Rehm, stars Marty Pistone, Courtney Walsh, Max Sosna-Spear and Jessica Waldman. July 19-Aug. 12, Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. $25 general, $15 for seniors and students. Pigott Theater, Memorial Auditorium, Stanford. Call 650723-0485. ‘How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying’ In this musical satire of 1960s corporate life, J. Pierrepont Finch skyrockets from the mailroom to the boardroom by simply following the instructions of a “how-to” manual. July 20-Aug. 12, 8 p.m. $10-$28. Smithwick Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. www. ‘The Secret Garden’: Spring Version Los Altos Youth Theatre Presents: “The Secret Garden.” Director: Michelle Markwart Deveaux. Musical Direction: Asa Stern. Choreography: Cindy Powell. July 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m. $11- 17. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-941-0551. asp?ActCode=79966 TheatreWorks 43rd season: ‘Upright Grand’ TheatreWorks launches its 43rd season with the world premiere of “Upright Grand,” a play with live music by playwright Laura Schellhardt. “Upright Grand” plays July 11-Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m. $24-$73. Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-463-1960.

RESEARCH SUBJECTS Stanford Energy Reduction Research Program Free home energy savings online program run by Stanford researchers. July 23-Aug. 10,

SPECIAL EVENTS Cystic Fibrosis Family Education Conference The 25th National Cystic Fibrosis Family Education Conference at the Sofitel Hotel in Redwood City connects family members affected by cystic fibrosis (CF) with therapists, researchers, and doctors to provide support and to share valuable information. July 27-29, $210. Sofitel Hotel, 223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City. Call 650404-9975.

TALKS/AUTHORS Apple: Insanely Simple What is the secret to Apple’s success? Harry McCracken, TIME’s editorat-large, moderates a discussion about Apple, Steve Jobs and the art of marketing technology. July 31, Noon-1 p.m. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Author talk: Susan Stone Belton Family Coach and Motivational Speaker Susan Stone Belton shares “Real Parents, Real Kids, Real Talk,” which will help parents reclaim the joy of parenting by helping them navigate its many challenges. July 30, 1 p.m. Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View.

VOLUNTEERS Become A Trained Volunteer Music Teacher Participants can join a team of volunteers who teach music in K-3 classrooms in schools throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. July 17-Sept. 29, Music for Minors, 883 N.Shoreline Blvd. c120, Mountain View. Call 650237-9130.

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1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement MR. N MRS. PHOTOGRAPHY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 566685 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Mr. N Mrs. Photography, located at 2434 Rock St. Unit 5, Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: Husband and Wife. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): AMBER McREYNOLDS 2434 Rock St. Unit 5 Mountain View, CA 94043 ERIC McREYNOLDS 2434 Rock St. Unit 5 Mountain View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 6/1/2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on June 27, 2012. (MVV July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012) NAMASTE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 566437 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Namaste, located at 1904 Newman Place, 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): BRIAN KOSINSKI 1904 Newman Place Mountain View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 8/11/1994. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on June 21, 2012. (MVV July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012) VITALITY ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 566914 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Vitality Acupuncture Clinic, located at 2464 W. El Camino Real, 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): YOSHIE ANTO 1781 Woodhaven Pl Mountain View, CA 94041 HIDENORI ANTO 1781 Woodhaven Pl Mountain View, CA 94041 Registrant/Owner has not yet begun to

transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 3, 2012. (MVV July 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 2012) HOTEL STRATA MOUNTAIN VIEW TOWN CENTER HOTEL STRATA HOTEL STRATA SUITES HOTEL STRATA SUITES TOWN CENTER STRATA SUITE THE STRATA INN HOTEL TOWN CENTER FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 566952 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: 1.) Hotel Strata Mountain View Town Center, 2.) Hotel Strata, 3.) Hotel Strata Suites, 4.) Hotel Strata Suites Town Center, 5.) Strata Suite, 6.) The Strata Inn, 7.) Hotel Town Center, located at 93 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): KIROSH INC. 93 W. El Camino Real Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner 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 July 5, 2012. (MVV July 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 2012) BLACKHAWK INVESTMENTS CORP FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 567261 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Blackhawk Investments Corp., located at 2040 W. Middlefield Rd., #32, Mt. View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): BLACKHAWK INVESTMENTS CORP. 2040 W. Middlefield Rd. #32 Mt. View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 10-12-2011. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 12, 2012. (MVV July 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 2012) LUXURAY SKINCARE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 566874 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: LuxuRay Skincare, located at 692 W. Dana Street, Suite A, Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County.

This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): HILDA GARCIA 235 Pettis Ave. Mt. View, CA 94041 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 30, 2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 2, 2012. (MVV July 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 2012) DUTCH HAVEN NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 566683 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Dutch Haven Neighborhood Community Emergency Response Team, located at 106 Eunice Ave., Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Unincorporated Association other than a Partnership. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): KATHERINE SURI 106 Eunice Ave. Mountain View, CA 94040 DAVID PARADISE 299 Sleeper Ave. Mountain View, CA 94040 CHRIS HILDEBRAND 180 Villa Nueva Ct. 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 June 27, 2012. (MVV July 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 2012)

997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE File No. 7037.91244 Title Order No. 6216594 MIN No. 100013800906828328 APN 154-40-093 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/20/06. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in §5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or

encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): MAYRA SARMIENTO, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 09/29/06, as Instrument No. 19124873, of Official Records of SANTA CLARA County, California. Date of Sale: 08/09/12 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Market Street entrance to the Superior Courthouse, 190 North Market Street, San Jose, CA The purported property address is: 255 S. RENGSTORFF AVENUE, UNIT 93, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 94040 Assessors Parcel No. 154-40-093 The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $298,720.26. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 877-484-9942 or visit this Internet Web site or using the file number assigned to this case 7037.91244. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: July 12, 2012 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee

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Monica Romero, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Reinstatement and PayOff Requests: (866) 387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE ORDER # 7037.91244: 07/20/2012,07/27/2012, 08/03/2012 MVV ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA Case No.: 112CV228141 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: ANDREW MENDEL HUEY filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: ANDREW MENDEL HUEY to ANDREA MARIA HUEY. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: October 9, 2012, 8:45 a.m., Room: 107 of the Superior Court of California, County of

Santa Clara, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE Date: July 11, 2012 /s/ Thomas Wm Cain JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT (MVV July 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 2012) NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: July 19, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of Applicant(s) is/are: YUMIN JIANG, DAIHONG ZHAO The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 400 Moffett Blvd. Ste. H Mountain View, CA 94043-4758 Type of license(s) applied for: 41 - ON-SALE BEER AND WINE - EATING PLACE (MVV July 27, Aug. 3, 10, 2012)

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1129 TUOLUMNE LN #51, SO. PALO ALTO $899,000

3173 ALEXIS DR, PALO ALTO HILLS $3,590,000


Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 | 2 BR 2.5 BA End unit townhouse. Private bckyrd.Open flr plan.13 yrs old.Wood laminate flrs. Royce Cablayan 650.941.7040

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 | 2 BR 2.5 BA Gorgeous South Palo Alto condo. Built in 2009! Model unit with over $40,000 in upgrades! DiPali Shah 650.325.6161

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 | 3 BR 3.5 BA Infusing organic materials into its dramatic architecture, extraordinary home. Jo Buchanan & Stuart Bowen 650.941.7040

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 | 2 BR 1 BA Updated one level Greenhouse condo in quiet location w/pleasant outdoor space. PA Schools. Barbara Sawyer 650.325.6161






Sun 1:30 - 4:30 | 3 BR 2.5 BA Size, condition, location, price! Larger than many single family hms for the price Nancy Goldcamp 650.325.6161

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 | 4 BR 2 BA 2048sf,9875sf Lot.Turnkey,many improvements,incl new roof,floors,windows. Susanne Bohl 650.941.7040

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 | 5 BR 5.5 BA Huge price reduction! Seller highly motivated.Expansive 1.75 acre lot. Eppie Cf Lam 650.941.7040

Sun 1 - 4 | 3 BR 2 BA Traditional yet updated with sep family & living room. Lg 6800sf lot with RV/Boat parking. Jeff Beltramo 650.325.6161


LOS ALTOS HILLS Sweeping Bay Views!

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 675 Chiquita Ave

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5 BR 3 BA Located on a quiet cul-de-sac off Atherton Ave. One acre, 4,500SF. Las Lomitas schools. Chris Harris, 650.325.6161

4 BR 3 full BA + 2 half Blending the romance of the Napa countryside w/the best of CA living. Terri Couture, 650.941.7040


Beautiful Custom Home

Fabulous Location!


3 BR 2.5 BA Airy & bright w/high ceilings, views, HW flrs, 2 car garage, private backyard. Great loc. Alan & Nicki Loveless, 650.325.6161


4 BR 3 full BA + 2 half Ultimate privacy, sunny acreage. Terri Couture, 650.941.7040

Don’t Miss This One!


4 BR 4 BA Seller will finance WITHOUT qual w/sizable down payment!A RARE find. Ron & Nasrin Delan, 650.941.7040

LOS ALTOS Sun 1:30 - 4:30 231 Hawthorne Ave


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

Views of Country Club


5 BR 3 BA Beautiful Highlands Hm offers room for everyone to spread out & enjoy the good life! Jo Buchanan & Stuart Bowen, 650.941.7040

Opportunity KNOCKS!!!!


5 BR 3 BA Light, open, library w/fireplce, 5 bdrm, 14ft windows to yard, separate large pool house. Penny Goldcamp, 650.325.6161


4 BR 3 BA The best of town & country is captured in this elegant residence. Royce Cablayan, 650.941.7040

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 900 Highlands Circle

MENLO PARK Sun 1:30 - 4:30 916 Hermosa Wy


3 BR 2 BA Location Location Location. Ron & Nasrin Delan, 650.941.7040

$1,100,000 3 BR 1 BA Great starter home or build your dream home. Carol Van Zee, 650.941.7040

Country Cottage


3 BR 2 BA Cottage-style home. Rural setting near Palo Alto. Cheerful. Upbeat kitchen.Oak floors. Nancy Goldcamp, 650.325.6161

Sun 1 - 4 1046 Oakland Av

MOUNTAIN VIEW Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 671 Chiquita Ave

3 BR 3.5 BA New distinctive sngl FamHm,these meticulously designed Hms offer modern convenience Kim Copher, 650.941.7040

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 2291 Oaktree Dr #201

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Sun 1:30 - 4:30 4497 Cherry Ave


2 BR 2.5 BA Upgraded w/stylish details & amenities,this beautiful townhome has it all! Elizabeth Thompson, 650.941.7040

3 BR 2 BA Single family house. Living area about 1500+SF, Lot: 6520+SF. Bright, light. Spacious bdrms. Donna Liu, 650.941.7040

Los Altos Schools

SUNNYVALE Sparkling Remodeled Condo


2 BR 1 BA End unit with living room wall common wall. Bed walls end side. Terri Couture, 650.941.7040

PALO ALTO Extraordinary


7 BR 7.5 BA Modern masterpiece completed in 2008. Royce Cablayan, 650.941.7040


4 BR 3 BA Quintessential P.A. is offered w/this glorious home. Royce Cablayan, 650.941.7040

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 156 Tennyson Av


3 BR 2.5 BA Located near dwntwn Sunnyvale & Mountain Vw features a liv rm w/fireplace & dining rm. Jo Buchanan & Stuart Bowen, 650.941.7040


Sat/Sun 1 - 4 972 Belmont Ter #5


2 BR 2.5 BA Sunny Kit & breakfast nook. Spacious LR w/frplc.Central heat & central air conditioning. Enis Hall, 650.941.7040

WOODSIDE Prime Location!


3 BR 2 BA Convenient location. Oak flrs, fireplace, air-conditioning, attached garage, lovely patio. Nancy Goldcamp, 650.325.6161

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

New S. Palo Alto Listing!

On Top of the World


3 BR 2 BA South Palo Alto charm on 8000+ sq ft lot. Updated and move-in ready. Large bonus room. Jackie Copple, 650.325.6161


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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4 BR 3 BA Spacious tri-level Shapell home. Central A/C. Near Cataldi Park, shops and schools. Teresa Lin, 650.328.5211


3 BR 3.5 BA New distinctive sngl FamHm,these meticulously designed Hms offer modern convenience Kim Copher, 650.941.7040

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7 BR 4.5 BA This home features 7 bdrms & 4.5 baths! Great for a large, extended family. Dory Marhamat, 650.941.7040

Tri-Level Shapell Home!

3 BR 2.5 BA Rarely available updated 3 bdrm,2.5 bath plus den twnhse.Spacious mstr bdrm suite. Terrie Masuda, 650.941.7040

Beautiful Home & Gardens

3 BR 1 BA In the desirable Flood Park area you will find your new home. Excellent MP School District. Drew Doran, 650.325.6161



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Section 1 of the July 27.2012 edition of the Mountain View Voice

Mountain View Voice 07.27.2012 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the July 27.2012 edition of the Mountain View Voice