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Big changes this school year KAHN ACADEMY, NEW GRADING POLICY, MORE STUDENTS By Nick Veronin


s students at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools were busy adjusting to their new class schedules and evaluating each others’ back-toschool outfits, their teachers were preoccupied with adjustments and evaluations of another kind. Monday, Aug. 13, was the first day of the new school year in the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District. And along with the new teachers, more students and many new courses, the day also marked the start of a brand new grading policy — a retooled system for assessing student performance that district administrators said is nothing

short of revolutionary. Grading policy “There are very few districts, if any, that have a put a policy like this in place,” said Brigitte Sarraf, associate superintendent of educational services for the district. In all the meetings she has had with other high school district administrators throughout the state, she said she has never come across a grading policy as “progressive” as the one her district has adopted. A new MVLA board policy, approved late last school year, dictates that a student’s letter grade must solely reflect his or her mastery of the academic material and not take into account behavior, attendance or work habits. The new policy also requires that all classes taught within a given department are


Students at Mountain View High School zoom past rows of lockers on the first day of school, Aug. 13.

taught in a similar fashion, so that no student feels that he or she has the “easier” — or “harder” — teacher. The policy follows the recommendations made by the Assessment Task Force, a group composed of district administrators,

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wo incumbent City Council members and four newcomers will compete for four seats on the Mountain View City Council this November, as the city clerk confirmed that all six filed their candidate nomination papers and were qualified as of Fridayís 5 p.m. filing deadline. Apart from incumbents John Inks and Mike Kasperzak, four other candidates are vying for a spot on the council. Chris Clark and John McAlister, who both served on the Environmental Planning Commission, ran for seats in the previous election but


trict’s board of trustees in April. “Students have the right to receive course grades that represent an accurate assessment of a student’s achievement of content and performance standards,” See BACK TO SCHOOL, page 9

A long road to Olympic gold, says water polo coach By Nick Veronin

did not win. Also facing off are Margaret Capriles, a data quality consultant who worked for Hewlett-Packard, and IT administrator Jim Neal. A seventh potential candidate, Paul Sanders, Jr., pulled nomination papers last week but did not file them by the Friday, Aug. 10, deadline. All six candidates said they will agree to the city’s voluntary campaign expenditure limit of $21,388 this year. Incumbents Laura Macias and Tom Means are finishing their second, four-year terms on the council and are not eligible to run again, due to term limits.

teachers, parents and students, which spent a year considering how MVLA’s grading policies could be improved. The task force interviewed students, parents and teachers while working on its official list of recommendations, which were delivered to the dis-


n his scramble to take in every bit of the gold medal ceremony at the London Olympics, Gary Krikorian missed witnessing a touching scene — all the players on the U.S. women’s water polo team took off their medals and, one by one, hung them around his son’s neck. He said he and his wife would have liked to see the gesture made by the women on the team, but if they had, “we would have melted into tears.” Krikorian’s son, Adam, is the team’s coach. The Mountain View native, who now lives in



Southern California, led the team to win its first-ever Olympic gold medal at the London games. Reached by phone after returning from London, the coach called the moment “one of the greatest of my coaching career.” Adam Krikorian said that it had been a long 3 1/2 years since he began coaching the U.S. women’s team. “I don’t think anyone — unless you’re in it, and you’re part of a team — I don’t think anyone has any idea of the adversity that our team See WATER POLO, page 13

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HOSPITAL DISTRICT CANDIDATES Three newcomers and two incumbents are running for three seats on the board of directors of the El Camino Hospital District. Dennis W. Chiu, Bill James and Julia E. Miller have all filed their candidacy papers with the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters, challenging incumbents Wesley F. Alles and John L. Zoglin, who are seeking reelection. Nonincumbent Catherine Vonnegut had pulled nomination papers, but ultimately decided not to run. Miller is the latest of the candidates to throw her hat into the ring. She is a former administrator at Lockheed Martin, has served as mayor and city councilwoman for the City of Sunnyvale, and serves as a board member on the San Francisco Bay Trail and works for Sustainable Silicon Valley. She said she is concerned with issues that were raised by two recent reports, issued by the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury and the Local Agency Formation Commission. And, she noted, both of the incumbents were not elected but appointed. “I think the public gets to choose,” she said. Chiu is a lawyer and the owner of the Sunnyvale-based firm, Prodigy Law. He said he is running because he believes the hospital has strayed from its original purpose and he wants to get it back on track. James is a patent lawyer and partner at Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP, an intellectual property law firm based in Cupertino.

He ran for the hospital district board 2002. According to James, one of his biggest concerns is transparency. He believes too many decisions are made behind closed doors at El Camino. Alles was first appointed to the board in 2003 and is seeking his third term on the hospital district’s governing body. Zoglin, senior director of digital marketing services at the IBM-owned Coremetrics, is the board’s current chairman. Both incumbents said that their experience on the board makes them the best choices for this election.

SCHOOL DISTRICT CANDIDATES The Mountain View Whisman School District will be holding its first contested election in eight years this November, with at least four newcomers and no incumbents planning to run for three open seats on the district’s board of trustees this November. Incumbents Fiona Walter, Ed Bailey and Steve Olson all said they would not seek reelection. Peter Darrah, Bill Lambert, Steve Nelson and Jim Pollart have all said they intend to run for one of the seats to be vacated by trustees whose terms expire this fall. Another potential candidate, Priscila Bogdanic, pulled nomination papers and said she would run, but as of the afternoon of Aug. 15, the final day of the filing period, she had not submitted those See COMMUNITY BRIEFS, page 8

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More kids, new tech at MV Whisman DISTRICT HAS 40 NEW TEACHERS THIS SCHOOL YEAR By Nick Veronin

access to new learning tools, such as tablet computers running hen Mountain View’s online tutorial programs like elementary and mid- the locally based Khan Academy dle school students and a math software suite called start school on Monday, Aug. 20, ST Math, which uses symbols, they may notice some new faces, shapes and spatial techniques to both at the desks teach math without around them and at using language. the head of the class, “It’s fantastic, The district as enrollment has particularly for lowis doing well income kids, and grown and faculty has been increased kids who are English financially. learners,” Goldman throughout the district. said of ST Math. SUPERINTENDENT Craig Goldman, For many stuCRAIG GOLDMAN superintendent of dents, this marks the Mountain View the second full year Whisman School of learning under District, said about the Explicit Direct 125 more students are enrolled Instruction system. The expanthis year than in the previous sion and solidification of EDI, year and that 40 new teachers as well as the introduction of have been brought on — both to more in-class technology, has handle the influx of kids and to been made possible in large replace retirees. part by Google, Goldman said. There are new administrators “We’re extremely pleased that as well, Goldman said. Three Google has approved a second schools have new principals, one year of grant funding to suphas a new assistant principal, and port mathematics achievement the district’s main office has a for socioeconomically disadvanfew newcomers. These new top taged students.” officials represent a mixture of The money from Mountain outside and inside hires. Many students will be given See MV WHISMAN, page 14



Rose Carges, a sixth-grader at Waldorf School in Mountain View, harvests white Sonora wheat from the school’s garden.



learly, many middle school and high school students at the Waldorf School of the Peninsula aren’t dreading returning to school. A number of them have been working all summer with Waldorf’s gardening teacher in the school’s gardens. The students’ hard work culminated last week in the donation of their first harvest to the St. Vincent de Paul food bank. Students, teachers and parents on Aug. 6 picked the ripe fruit and

vegetables for the food bank, which provides produce and other food for those in need every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Gardening teacher Anastasia Sinclair says the private school donated vegetables such as tatsoi, chard, kale, beets and cucumbers in its first harvest. While the winter months may provide less food, Waldorf School officials intend to operate its garden year-round, Sinclair says. Waldorf has a tradition of teaching its stuSee WALDORF GARDEN, page 15

Bee enthusiast upset over hive’s removal CITY OFFICIALS SAY INSECTS WERE RELOCATED UNHARMED By Nick Veronin


ne Mountain View resident is upset that a beehive was removed from a tree on the 700 block of Independence Avenue. The bees were removed from a hollow portion of the tree by a company that specializes in relocating hives and swarms of the honey-producing insects, as well as wasps and hornets, according to Bruce Hurlburt, parks and open space manager for the city.

“The bees are not killed,” Hurlburt said. The company, Bee Friendly, uses a special vacuum and trained handlers to gather up the bees, pieces of constructed hive and the queen bee. The colony is relocated, either to a beekeeper or to an open space outside the city, where the bees pretty much get right back to what they were doing before. “We’re not out trying to hurt bees,” he continued. “The only time we call a service is when it’s an issue in a park or a street.”

One woman who lives very near the former hive said she was glad that the hive was gone. Monta Loma neighborhood resident Janet Kenney, who lives further away, sees things differently. “The city may think that they were doing something good, but I think that with colony collapse and everything that’s going on right now, it’s a travesty,” Kenney said. Kenney first emailed the Voice See BEE HIVE, page 7

‘Not guilty’ plea in LEGO-theft case By Sue Dremann

Mountain View Target, located at 555 Showers Dr., detained him Palo Alto software com- when he purchased a LEGO set pany executive accused of that he allegedly labeled with a switching barcodes on the fraudulent barcode. tags of LEGO toys at a Langenbach Mountain View store had allegedly been rejected a plea bargain “ticket switching” and pleaded not guilty LEGO boxes since in Santa Clara County April 20 at the TarSuperior Court in Palo get stores in MounAlto on Tuesday morntain View, Cupertino ing, Aug. 14. and near his San CarMountain View los home, according police arrested Thomas to Mountain View Thomas Langenbach, 47, the police. He purchased Langenbach vice president of Palo the items at greatly Alto software firm lowered prices scanned SAP Labs, LLC, on May 8. He from the barcodes, according to a was charged with four felony- criminal complaint by the Santa burglary counts for allegedly Clara County District Attorney’s pasting fraudulent barcodes on office. LEGO toys at local Target stores. See LEGO-THEFT, page 11 Loss-prevention officers at the


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Cops nab suspect in burglary of Steve Jobs’ house By Gennady Sheyner


he home of the late Steve Jobs, Apple’s iconic cofounder, became one of Palo Alto’s latest burglary targets last month when a man allegedly made off with at least two Apple computers, an iPad and a host of other electronic equipment and jewelry from the Waverley Street residence, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. Police believe the burglary occurred between the evening of July 17 and the morning of July 18 at Jobs’ home in Old Palo Alto. The home is currently undergoing renovation, including roof work, and authorities believe no one was home at the time of the incident. The incident was reported on July 20, according to the Palo Alto Police Department report log.

Santa Clara County Supervising Deputy District Attorney Scott Tsui said the suspect is Kariem McFarlin, 35, of Alameda. McFarlin was arrested after Palo Alto officers and investigators from the regional Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team (REACT) Task Force used data obtained from Apple and AT&T to track the stolen computers, which were connecting to the Internet and Apple servers from McFarlin’s home in Alameda, according to a report from REACT investigator Marshall Norton. According to the report, McFarlin — a former San Jose State University cornerback — had admitted to burglarizing the Jobs residence and to being involved in several other burglaries of private residences in San Francisco. See JOBS’ HOUSE, page 13


companies, unfortunately, end up killing them. It’s quite mindContinued from page 5 blowing,” he said. when she discovered that the Both Edrisi and and Kenney hive had been covered by “tar, said a big part of their concern wire mesh and silicon sealer.” She for bees is that the fuzzy insects presumed that a neighbor had are responsible for the majorsimply covered the hive with the ity of pollination on the planet. bees still inside — an incredibly “Without the existence of bees, inhumane thing to do, by her scientists say, the earth could estimation. Even after hearing only survive another two or that the city had contracted with three years,” Edrisi said. “Over Bee Friendly and a third of our food that the queen source comes from was reportbees.” ‘Without the edly removed Kenney said unharmed, she she would have prewas still upset. existence of bees, ferred it if the city “I’m really disaphad approached the pointed that the scientists say, the situation differently. city of Mountain earth could only When she called to View would do ask about the hive, that.” survive another she said she was Al Edrisi, told the bees were regional managremoved so that two or three er of the Norththe tree where they years.’ ern California had built their hive division of Bee could be trimmed AL EDRISI Friendly Bee without the workRemoval, said he ers being stung. If would be equally that’s the case, Kenupset if he learned that someone ney said, the city simply could had killed a hive of bees. How- have temporarily covered up the ever, he continued, that’s not the hive while trimming. case here. Hurlburt said the hive was Bee Friendly, Edrisi noted, removed because the bees were does not even offer a bee exter- crossing a sidewalk frequently mination service. It will only and posed a threat to passersby do bee relocation. He said it was who could be allergic. If that “unfortunate” that many com- were not the case, he said, the panies will kill bees — and even city would have not called Bee wasps and hornets — instead of Friendly. working with a company like Bee Kenney isn’t buying it. She said Friendly, to get hives and swarms that she has a beehive in her backremoved humanely. yard and that it has never been a “You would think that most problem for her children or pets. companies would do live remov- “I just think that it was an overals. But it seems that most reaction on someone’s part.” V

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Former St. Francis student killed in action Services are set for Saturday, Aug. 18, for the son of a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge who was killed in Afghanistan on Friday, Aug. 10, officials said. U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Matthew Manoukian, 29, was a Los Altos Hills resident and a graduate of St. Francis High School in Mountain View. According to the U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command, Manoukian died around 2 a.m. local time in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. Manoukian was serving in the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and was likely conducting a meeting with village leaders at the time of his death, a Marines spokesman said. Among his commendations

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a tremendous loss to our community and nation,” Loftus said. Manoukian had previously served as a platoon commander for the 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment in Camp Pendleton and had also served in Iraq, according to the Marine Corps. He was both an airborne parachutist and a 1st degree Black Belt. Manoukian is survived by his parents, Santa Clara County Judge Socrates “Pete” Manoukian, and state appeals court Associate Justice Patricia Bamattre-Manoukian, and his two brothers, Michael and Martin. The memorial is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18, at 3 p.m. at St. Francis High School Gymnasium, 1885 Miramonte Avenue, Mountain View. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to the Captain Matthew Patrick Manoukian Tribute scholarship fund made out to Saint Francis High School, and sent to Kevin Makley, President, St. Francis High School, 1885 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View, CA 94040-4098. —Bay City News Service and Voice staff

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Mathew Manoukian

for past exemplary service, Manoukian had received two Purple Hearts, according to the Marine Corps. “On behalf of the entire Court family, I wish to express our profound sorrow,” Santa Clara County Superior Court Presiding Judge Richard J. Loftus said. “Matt was killed in action serving his country and the death of this amazing man is


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papers to the county registrar of voters office. The Voice’s press deadline was three hours before the filing period officially ended. Bogdanic could not be reached for comment by press time. —Nick Veronin

INTUIT EXPANDING Intuit has purchased some property it currently occupies, as well as some neighboring parcels in the North Bayshore area, a company spokeswoman confirmed. Though Holly Perez of the Mountain View-based accounting software company would not confirm an exact address, nor what the company plans to do with the property, employees of two businesses in the 2600 block of Bayshore Parkway told the Voice that Intuit has purchased the lot they currently occupy. “The purchase supports our investment in long-term growth in Mountain View,” Perez, manager of corporate communications for Intuit, said in an email. “We don’t have specific plans

yet, and we’ll share them when they’re complete.” A sound engineer working for the Red Rock Recording Company and the owner of All Automotive European Auto Repair Specialists both said they were informed by their landlord that they would need to move out of their units, located just south of Garcia Avenue on Bayshore Parkway, by November.

BULLIS COURT DATE POSTPONED Lawyers from Bullis Charter School and the Los Altos School District are scheduled to continue arguing their respective views Aug. 30 in the long and protracted legal battle over disagreements between the two educational organizations, an official with the charter school said. A hearing on the matter before California Superior Court Judge Patricia Lucas had been scheduled for Aug. 15. However, the date of the hearing was postponed. The new hearing is scheduled to begin at 1:30 in the Downtown Superior Court, located at 191 N. First St. in San Jose.

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Nancie Smith was born in Hardin, Montana on December 19th, 1932. She came to the San Francisco Bay Area as a child and lived here for the rest of her life. Preceded in death by her parents, Nancie is survived by her sisters, Connie Vigil and Corrine Salgado of Stockton, California, Mary West of Modesto, California and brothers Simon Basques of Milbrae, California and Tony Zapata of Quinlan, Texas. She was preceded in death by her brother, Ralph Basques and her sister, Triny Seifert of Gilroy, California. Nancie is also survived by seven of her ten children. Ray Basques of Santa Clara, California, Vera Stange of San Mateo, California, Steve Ledesma of Jacksonville, Florida, Ophelia Skiver of Los Altos, California, James Ledesma of Red Bluff, California, Gloria Barker of Genesee, Idaho, and Sylvia Kappelmann of Menlo Park, California. She was preceded in death by her sons Robert Paul and Jerome Luis, and her daughter, Nancy Rachael. Nancie is survived by 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She will be remembered by her numerous nieces and nephews and their children as well. She lived life with passion and possessed a constant curiosity about the world around her. She took great pleasure in her grandchildren and great grandchildren, always wanting to go to the hospital to be one of the first people to hold the new baby. She loved reading, puzzles, was an avid viewer of All My Children, loved Pepsi, Kentucky Fried Chicken, The Grateful Dead and never met a cup of coffee she didn’t like. She participated in an art class at the Alzheimer’s Center in San Jose. She enjoyed the craft and music programs there. Nancie passed away quietly at Los Altos Sub Acute and Rehab Center in Los Altos, California. She courageously and valiantly fought Alzheimer’s Disease first at home with her long time home health aide, Marshella Collins, and with the loving care of her granddaughter, Rachel Kappelmann Jonas, and her grandson, Nolan Skiver, and then the skilled nursing staff who continued her care with respect and gentle kindness. We thank the family and friends who came to visit and support us during this difficult time. A Celebration of Life reception will take place next Saturday at 1 PM to honor her memory and share stories. PA I D


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Students settle in for lunchtime at Mountain View High School on Monday, the first day of school.

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the district board’s policy says. “Grades are not influenced by a student’s behavior, student characteristics and/or non-academic indicators.” When grades are a composite of too many factors, Sarraf said, it can be confusing for a student to understand how he or she really arrived at that final mark. “You won’t survive in the real world if you don’t have good work habits,” Sarraf said, acknowledging a common critique of the new system. However, she continued, teachers and their department teams are working on ways to assess and give feedback on non-academic factors separately. “It’s all about providing useful feedback to students instead of lumping it all together.” Teachers, kids, courses There are 14 new teachers working throughout the district this year, Sarraf said, along with as many as 90 more students than last year, spread across both Mountain View and Los Altos high schools. This year also comes with a slew of new classes — some brand new, others duplications of existing classes to meet student demand. The construction program — which began at Mountain View High School last year and gives students access to hands-on exercises in masonry, plumbing, electrical work and roofing — will expand, taking on students from the neighboring continuation high school, Alta Vista. Los Altos, which has long had a robotics club, will now have an official class for school credit. Both comprehensive high

schools will now offer three levels of Mandarin language courses. On the Advanced Placement front, Sarraf said she is “totally stoked about” a new AP computer science course at Mountain View High School. There will also be a new AP Japanese course at MVHS and an AP Latin course at LAHS. But the associate superintendent said she is perhaps most eagerly anticipating the introduction of a health career class at Los Altos High School. Students in this course will learn how to measure blood pressure, test for blood sugar levels, measure eyesight for corrective lenses, practice sports medicine and work with a blooddrawing simulator built into a plastic model of a human arm. Khan Academy Two Mountain View High School teachers will be using Khan Academy’s online tutorials to help their students learn algebra and geometry, Sarraf said. The limited introduction of the Mountain View-based, online

instructional tool comes after MVHS math instructors, Justin Sligh and Jared Darby, each had success using Khan Academy in their summer school classes. Sarraf said the district brass is “intrigued” by Khan Academy, which is headquartered on Castro Street and has garnered national attention and praise for its line of instructional YouTube videos and interactive online tests. “We don’t know exactly what it’s going to look like at this point,” she said of the future of Khan Academy in the district. “We are considering it as one more tool in our toolbox. We are definitely still in the exploratory stage. We are exploring the benefits.” One such benefit, Sarraf said, is that some teachers in the Los Altos School District, as well as in the Mountain View Whisman School District, have been using Khan Academy. She said it would “make sense for us to continue to provide access to that tool” to students as they matriculate into MVLA’s high schools. V

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Clockwise from top: Eduardo Martinez wraps freshly cut meat for customers at Dittmer’s; a few relics were preserved from Dittmer’s fire-damaged store in Mountain View; links of paprika sausage hang in the refrigerator.

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Google fined $22.5 M over privacy settings By Gennady Sheyner


oogle will be required to pay a $22.5 million penalty after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged the Mountain Viewbased Internet search giant with misrepresenting its privacy settings to its users. The privacy settlement, which according to the FTC is the largest penalty ever for violation of a commission order, came after a Stanford University graduate student uncovered the company’s placement of “cookies” on users’ computers even if they use Apple’s Safari browser, which is set by default to block the cookies. Cookies are data that is stored in a browser that tracks users’ online activities. They are often used by companies to send targeted ads to users. In addition to the penalty, the FTC’s order requires Google to “disable all tracking cookies it had said it would not place


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Police found hundreds of unopened LEGO sets — many special-edition items — at his gated, multimillion-dollar home, according to court papers. Items from the three stores were found at Langenbach’s home, according to a police report filed with the court. Investigators also found eight Ziploc bags containing labels with fraudulent barcodes in his 2011 Toyota Sienna van. There were also shipping boxes in the home. Police say he had an eBay account, through which he has sold 2,100 items since April 17, 2011. Mountain View police spokeswoman Liz Wylie previously said Langenbach sold about $30,000 in merchandise on an eBay account under the name Tom’s Brickyard. At the time of his arrest, 193 items were for sale. Most were LEGO sets, according to court papers. He is charged with four counts of second-degree burglary — entering with intent to commit theft — for the Mountain View and Cupertino thefts. The popular, expensive LEGO toys are a target for thefts, and Target stores keep a close watch on the products, conducting daily inventories, Wylie said. Langenbach told police that he did not intend to steal the items, according to court papers. He

on consumers’ computers,” according to a commission statement. Jonathan Mayer, the Stanford student who brought Google’s cookie policy to light, wrote in a February post on his blog that Google and Vibrant Media (a company that specializes in display advertising) “intentionally circumvent Safari’s privacy feature.” He also provided on his blog a detailed technical analysis of Apple’s Safari browser and the process Google followed for planting cookies despite the privacy features. The FTC charged in its complaint that Google had been placing cookies on computers of Safari users for several months in 2011 and 2012, “although Google had previously told these users they would automatically be opted out of such tracking, as a result of the default setting of the Safari browser used in Macs, iPhones and iPads.” said that he had seen a video on YouTube about how to make fake barcodes to get cheaper toys. He switched the barcodes out of curiosity, to see if it really worked. He also wanted to see if the customer price scanner and cash-register scanner priced the items the same or cheaper, he said. He told police he was not paying attention when he checked out the item on May 8 and that he hadn’t checked his receipt to see if the price was cheaper before leaving the store, according to the police report. He denied having switched the barcodes in the other incidents. Police have also linked a credit card he used for his eBay account to one used in one of the April 20 incidents, according to the report. Supervising Deputy District Attorney Cindy Hendrickson has said although the thefts for which Langenbach is charged only amount to about $1,000, the sophisticated nature of the crimes and presence of hundreds of boxes of the toys in his home — with a number of them assembled and staged for photographing — led the DA’s office to file the felony charges, she said. If convicted on all current counts, he could receive a maximum five-year sentence. Langenbach’s attorney, Thomas Greenberg, said he could not comment at this time on his client’s decision not to take a plea deal.

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Jobs’ two-story home was undergoing construction and was unoccupied at the time of the burglary, according to the police. Jobs’ widow, Laureen Powell Jobs, had told the police that the home has been uninhabitable because of major renovations since midJune. The general contractor for the renovation discovered the burglary on the morning of July 18. While police had confirmed that two Apple computers and an iPad tablet were among the items stolen, they are still working to ascertain what other Apple products were taken during the burglary. Other items that were reported stolen included a wallet with credit cards, various iPods and remotes, a Ninja Blender, a Sodastream Soda Maker and “Monster Beats by Dr. Dre� headphones, a Tiffany platinum and aquamarine necklace valued at $33,000, another Tiffany necklace with diamonds valued at $28,500 and a pair of earrings valued at about $3,000. Investigators relied on search records, serial numbers, IP addresses and social-media sites to track down the suspect. They learned after contacting Apple that the operator of the iPad in question was trying to re-install the operating system the morning after the burglary and was connecting to Apple servers

through a wireless AT&T connection. They then used the IP address in this connection to link the equipment to two Apple iTunes accounts, one of which belonged to McFarlin. Between July 24 and 26, investigators tracked down more evidence linking the stolen computers to other IP addresses associated with McFarlin’s iTunes accounts. They received search warrants related to his customer accounts and learned from Apple’s investigators that McFarlin used the iPad to log on to his iTunes account, according to investigator Marshall Norton’s report. Investigators made further headway on July 29, when they tracked the same iPad to a Comcast IP address associated with a woman living in Alameda County. They then learned that the woman, Jacqueline Richard, was one of McFarlin’s “friends� on Facebook. Officers and REACT investigators used this evidence to get a search warrant for McFarlin’s Alameda home. They raided the house on Aug. 2 and arrested McFarlin without incident. Norton wrote in the report that while at the house, he observed an iMac on a desk in the kitchen area. The computer’s serial number was the same as on the computer that was taken during a burglary. During his interview with REACT Task Force Agent Tim Crowley, McFarlin allegedly admitted that he stole two iMacs,

three iPads, three iPods, an Apple TV, a diamond necklace and earrings and “several other items� found in his house, including a wallet with $1 inside it. According to the report, McFarlin told investigators that he threw several furniture cushions over the cyclone fence installed around the house because of renovations and dropped the stolen property on to the cushions to protect the items from breaking. McFarlin also allegedly told the investigators that he had shipped the jewelry from the Waverley home to a seller in Pennsylvania (Palo Alto officers have since identified this seller, who agreed to return the jewelry). He also said he put the stolen items into his storage locker in Alameda. He consented to have the agents search the locker. Inside, they found a wallet containing Steve Jobs’ driver’s license, credit cards and “other personal items.� McFarlin explained during the interview that he had been homeless and was living on the streets in his car, according to the report. He said he targeted the house because it appeared to be under construction and unoccupied. He allegedly told investigators that he was alone and that he did not realize whose house he was in until he was inside and he saw a letter addressed to Jobs.

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had to overcome to get to this point and to ultimately become Olympic champions.� But if you ask any of the Krikorians, the long haul to the “biggest stage in the world for athletics,� as the coach put it, has been worth it. “It’s an incredible feeling,� Adam said. “It was just a wonderful journey that ended in the most fantastic way it could have,� the elder Krikorian told the Voice. “Adam’s team responded to every challenge and brought

home the gold.� “We’re both so proud of the way he handled himself,� the jetlagged Krikorian said, speaking for himself and his wife, who still live in the same Mountain View house where their son was raised and first became interested in water polo. The coach said he was going to take a few months to rest and explore his options, which are numerous after his recent accomplishment. “Ultimately, I want to do something in which I know I can help and I can be the biggest benefit,� he said.

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Beyond that, he hopes more and more kids will be able to start using these types of programs at home. Goldman said the district is doing well financially. “The district expects to have a positive ending balance for 2012-13, and does not expect to implement furloughs or reductions in programs,” he said, adding one caveat: he is concerned about the “long term impact of fiscal insecurity on the district if the governor’s tax package is not passed in November.” Goldman is particularly enthusiastic about continuing to solidify the EDI program at district schools. He said the method of instruction provides direct feedback to teachers and ensures that students of different levels of ability are able to work together without having to speed up or slow down too much to accommodate others in the class. “We’re dedicated, as a district, to focusing on the implementation of EDI over the next 10 years,” he said. That’s why five of the district’s best EDI teachers will be put on special assignment this year. They will be free from teaching a class and instead will be going into the classrooms of other teachers to observe and provide instant, real-time feedback on what their colleagues are doing well and points where they might improve. “This coaching model is a great way to go, because it removes concerns about evaluation from the process and focuses on ensuring that both students and teachers are successful,” Goldman said. V

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dents gardening in order to emphasize working with the land to provide sustainable eating for local communities. Last week’s harvest was the school’s first in its new location at St. Athanasius Church in Mountain View, which has a ?-acre garden space to grow fruits, vegetables and flowers. “We’re trying to integrate the idea of sustainability into our curriculum, and really a lot of it is providing the students with some opportunities in which they can make a difference in the world,” Sinclair says. “It has a lot to do with giving them tools, integrating the classroom lessons to hands-on, real-life experience.” Students from first to eighth grade spend an hour a week learning gardening. High school

students have a one-week agriculture program taught by Sinclair, who says she is looking into expanding the high school gardening experience. All students who work in the summer garden are volunteers. Apart from common produce, Sinclair has filled the school’s garden with rare, often indigenous, crops such as red tortilla corn and ancient Sonora wheat. She is also growing barley, cowpeas, rye, potatoes and 30 different kinds of beans. “I go to all these rare seedsaving places and exchange seeds with all these indigenous people, I bring them back and see what grows well,” Sinclair says. “There’s a lot of things growing that you won’t find in the supermarket. I’m experimenting with what I grow, and what I’ve found is that everything grows.” V 66 N. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos Open Daily 8am-7pm Prices Effectivme 8/15 thru 8/21


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espite its shabby appearance, there might be more life left in the historic Pearson House downtown, which now sits in the way of a planned four-story office building at 902 Villa Street, next to Chez TJ. After losing a bid to move the 1880s home to Cuesta Annex, the City Council gave developer Roger Burnell permission to demolish the house if a plan did not materialize to save it. But then the Voice received a letter to the editor from Josephine Manoli, who said she has space for the home on her property, if the owner is willing to move it. We hope this will be the start of a plan to save the old green house, which Manoli says would fit in perfectly amid her collection of antiques and remnant buildings near her bungalow farmhouse at 1181 Bonita Ave., not far from Bubb Elementary School and Bubb Park. Burnell said he is “completely interested in Manoli’s offer,” and that he is looking forward “to contributing to the successful relocation of the Pearson House.” So far, Manoli said she has not heard from Burnell. Hopefully, this could be the first step toward moving and restoration of this historic property, which belonged to its second owner, Charles Pearson from 1892 to 1946. An entrepreneur, Pearson owned a grocery store from 1905-1918 at 220-230 Castro Street. He had earlier owned the Old Haverty Corner Saloon on Castro and Villa, according to a report included in a recent environmental impact report done for the city. With the offer from Manoli and another interested party whom Burnell would not reveal, the outlook has brightened considerably for saving the old home, after the council turned down Burnell’s offer to move it to the Cuesta Annex. If the house is located on her property, Manoli said she would be willing to grant public access to the home a few days a week, similar to a schedule in force now for the Rengstorff House at Shoreline. And, she added that she would also be interested in taking the “immigrant house” on the same property, which resident Maria Marinovich is attempting to save. The tiny structure once housed her Croatian grandparents and would be much easier to move than the larger Pearson House. This is an opportunity that the city should not pass up. The City Council should do everything possible — waiving any fees that could stymie the process — to facilitate moving the home and then restoring it, as Burnell promised to do in his offer for the Cuesta Annex move. In that failed effort, the contractor agreed to spend as much as $500,000 to move and restore the home. We hope Burnell will continue to honor that offer, rather than rush to demolish this relic, which was the home base for one of the city’s earliest businessmen.

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HEALTHCARE POSSIBLE FOR $100 A MONTH? As a prolific inventor and composer of piano music, many of my solutions come to me in my sleep and I awaken with the essential answers. So it is that on a recent night I dreamed the absolute workable solution for comprehensive and truly affordable health care for everyone that would even cover all pre-existing conditions. We need a national health care pool into which every working person pays only $100 per month (and $10 per month for each dependent), the pool to be administered by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to keep Congress and the IRS from raiding it. With over 100 million people contributing every month to this pool, hundreds of billions of dollars would accumulate annually. Each person would be given what is essentially a health care ATM card with full access to the entire pool so that no matter how expensive a surgery or treatment or procedure or medication, the person would get it covered and the doctors and hospitals would not get cheated. Of course this national health care pool would threaten the existence of the insurance companies which is a good thing because it’s time to remove them from the equation. The insurance companies are a collective

of criminals who lobby our elected officials to swindle the American public. Even corporations could establish their own health care pools by deducting the contributing funds from their employees’ paychecks. I’m sure every person working for a large company would give up one day’s pay each month to have 100 percent comprehensive health care with no deductibles that have to be met. This out-of-the-box solution is the one we Americans need. Please send this to your Congress person, spread the idea. Jeffrey Van Middlebrook whose company has offices in Mountain View

WAR ON NATURE AT CUESTA ANNEX When the City Council granted tentative approval to develop part of Cuesta Park Annex into a flood detention basin, they pledged to keep the rest of the Annex in its natural state. The city’s own website states, “The conceptual design seeks to retain the existing rural and natural character of the Annex consistent with public input received during the Cuesta Annex master plan process, and past Parks and Recreation Commission and City Council meetings on the flood protection project.” Continued on next page

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Nevertheless, the city’s parks department is preparing to renege on that promise. Signs recently posted at the Annex declare the city’s intention to trim the branches of the oak trees “to increase safety and visibility.� Although the signs also claim that the trees “will be trimmed in a natural manner,� nature has already decreed that the branches will hang gracefully down to the ground. Trimming the oak trees, in any way, will greatly detract from their natural

elegant appearance. Apparently, the city’s concerns about imagined perils in the undergrowth overrides its written assurances regarding the Annex. Maybe not surprising for a city once driven into a state of panic by errant squirrels. Christine Crosby Woodleaf Way

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By banning the restaurant from opening, city councils (such as Mountain View) are practicing economic scare tactics. In other words, if you don’t change your views, your business is not welcome here. These are Gestapo techniques and go against our Constitution. If you don’t agree with Chick-Fil-A then don’t eat there but don’t try and prevent them from doing business. That is un-American. Nancy Deussen Sylvan Avenue

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he $100 million baby has landed in downtown Palo Alto. Born in San Francisco in 1996, La Boulange was the brainchild of Pascal Rigo, a French-American restaurateur with an eye for both high-quality product and bottom-line results. About a month after the Bay Area chain opened its outlet on University Avenue, Starbucks bought La Boulange — for enough money to keep a moderate-sized country in coffee and pastries for a year. Now, according to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, La Boulange products will be sold in Starbucks’ thousands of stores. Good for Starbucks and fabulous for the bakery. But what does it mean for us? Well, excellent pastries, good soups and sandwiches and an


inviting patio, for starters. Is this retail outlet different than other choices downtown? Yes and no, but I can attest to the superior quality of La Boulange’s pastries. I’ve been a customer for years in its San Francisco shops and am extremely partial to its lemon bars ($3) and other delights. La Boulange’s European-styled pastries, not as unusual now as they were a decade ago, are crunchy, crispy, flaky, buttery and not overly sweet. There are savory tarts as well: cauliflower, vegetable, potato and onion, to name a few. The macarons, in an array of flavors, are melt-in-the-mouth delicious. Daily sweet pastries and desserts might include stonefruit tarts, vanilla Napoleons and vanilla Tropezienne (creamy custard with vanilla bean and orange blossom extract.) While pastry and tart selections

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migrate with the seasons, the menu board for salads and sandwiches remains fairly constant. Soup-and-salad combos are available for $7.50, and soup du

jour and French onion soups are $3 per cup, $5 per bowl. Both the hot tomato and the cold creamy gazpacho were full-flavored and fresh-tasting on my recent visits.

The half-dozen salad options were priced $8 to $10 and came with house-made organic bread. I was slightly disappointed with the La Boulange salad ($8.50).



La Boulange serves Equator Coffees, but that may change now that the chain was bought by Starbucks.

on in a small space. The University Avenue location is not a bakery, though; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an assembly outlet. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not necessarily a bad thing, since the product is trucked down Highway 101 from South San Francisco daily. This allows for a greater selection of delicacies that wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be feasible to manufacture in a prime location. This spot at 150 University Ave. most recently housed Facebook. La Boulange has spiffed up the courtyard into an inviting streetside patio, partially shaded, with tables and awnings. There is comfortable indoor seating as well. In total, space for about 100 patrons at any time. Currently, La Boulange serves the highly regarded Equator Coffees from San Rafael, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unlikely it will continue into the future. Starbucks, love it or not, says it plans to keep the La Boulange identity and, ideally, the very-high-quality products it manufactures. This will be a

formidable problem as the scale of manufacturing balloons in the future. Coffee/pastry/sandwich shops inspire fierce loyalty. The new kid on the block will attract its adher-

ents. Without a big jump in our population, someone in the vicinity is bound to forfeit market share. We will watch the University Avenue corridor for developments. Good luck to all. V


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The Awakening (R) Century 16: 11:15 a.m.; 1:50 & 4:35 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. also at 7:50 & 10:40 p.m.; Sun. also at 7:35 & 10:20 p.m. Beasts of the Southern Wild (PG-13) (((( Guild Theatre: 1, 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m. The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) (( Century 16: 11 a.m.; noon, 2, 3:30, 5 & 8:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. also at 7:20 & 10:30 p.m.; Sun. also at 7 & 10:05 p.m. Century 20: 11 a.m.; 1:15, 2:10, 4:20, 5:15, 6:20, 7:25, 8:25, 9:30 & 10:30 p.m. Century 16: 11:05 a.m.; 1:35 & 4:05 p.m. Brave (PG) (((1/2 Century 20: 11:05 a.m. & 1:55 p.m. Century 16: 11:20 a.m.; 1:50, The Campaign (R) ((1/2 2:50, 4:40, 7:20, 8:20 & 9:55 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m.; 12:35, 1:45, 3, 4:30, 5:35, 7:05, 8:10, 9:40 & 10:40 p.m. Celeste and Jesse Forever (R) Century 16: 11:40 a.m.; 2:20 & 4:50 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. also at 7:40 & 10:10 p.m.; Sun. also at 7:25 & 9:45 p.m. Century 16: 11 a.m. The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) (((( & 3 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. also at 7 & 10:30 p.m.; Sun. also at 6:40 & 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 12:55, 4:40 & 8:30 p.m. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG) (( Century 16: 11:30 a.m.; 2:10, 4:30 & 6:50 p.m. Century 20: 10:55 a.m.; 1:20, 3:45, 6:15 & 8:40 p.m. The Expendables 2 (R) Century 16: 11 a.m.; noon, 1:30, 2:30, 4:10, 5:10 & 7:10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. also at 8:10, 10:05 & 10:50 p.m.; Sun. also at 8:30 & 9:45 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m.; 12:35, 1:50, 3:05, 4:25, 5:35, 7, 8:10, 9:35 & 10:45 p.m. Century 16: 11:20 a.m.; 12:20, Hope Springs (PG-13) ((( 1:55, 4:20, 5:20, 7:10 & 9:50 p.m. Century 20: 11:10 a.m.; 12:25, 1:40, 2:55, 4:10, 5:30, 6:50, 8, 9:20 & 10:25 p.m. Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) Century 16: 9:10 p.m.; In 3D at 6:40 p.m. Century 20: 10:45 a.m. & 5:40 p.m.; In 3D at 1, 3:20 & 8 p.m. The Intouchables (R) (( Aquarius Theatre: 3:15, 6 & 8:45 p.m. Jaws (1975) (PG) Century 16: Thu. at 2 & 7 p.m. Century 20: Thu. at 2 & 7 p.m. The Marrying Kind (1952) Stanford Theatre: Wed. & Thu. at 5:45 & 9:30 p.m. Century 16: 9:20 p.m. Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13) (((1/2 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Stanford Theatre: Sat.-Tue. at 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. also at 3:05 p.m. The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG) Century 16: 11:10 a.m.; 1:40, 4:10, 7 & 9:35 p.m. Century 20: 11:05 a.m.; 12:15, 1:35, 2:50, 4:05, 5:20, 6:35, 7:50, 9:05 & 10:20 p.m. ParaNorman (PG) Century 16: 11 a.m.; 4:15 & 9:30 p.m.; In 3D at 1:40 & 7 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m.; 1:35, 4, 6:55 & 9:20 p.m.; In 3D at 12:10, 2:30, 4:55, 7:55 & 10:15 p.m. The Philadelphia Story (1940) Stanford Theatre: Sat.-Tue. at 5:25 & 9:50 p.m. Century 20: 11:45 a.m.; 2:20, Ruby Sparks (R) (((1/2 4:55, 7:30 & 10:05 p.m. Palo Alto Square: 1:45, 4:45 & 7:25 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. also at 9:55 p.m. Searching for Sugar Man (PG-13) Aquarius Theatre: 2:15, 4:30, 7 & 9:15 p.m. Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Century 16: Wed. at 2 & 7 p.m. Century 20: Wed. at 2 & 7 p.m. Sparkle (PG-13) Century 16: 11:10 a.m.; 1:55, 4:40, 7:35 & 10:25 p.m. Century 20: 11:30 a.m.; 12:50, 2:15, 3:40, 5, 6:25, 7:45, 9:15 & 10:30 p.m. Step Up: Revolution (PG-13) Century 20: 10:20 p.m. Palo Alto Square: 1:30, 4:30 & To Rome With Love (R) (( 7:15 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. also at 9:45 p.m. Total Recall (PG-13) Century 16: 11 a.m.; 1:45, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. also at 10:25 p.m.; Sun. also at 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 10:50 a.m.; 2, 4:50, 7:40 & 10:25 p.m. We’re No Angels (1955) Stanford Theatre: Wed. & Thu. at 7:30 p.m. The Wind (1928) Stanford Theatre: Fri. at 7:30 p.m.

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(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 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. The 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 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 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.


(Century 16, Century 20) Meet the new Bourne, same as the old Bourne. That’s the impression left by “The Bourne Legacy,” a would-be franchise refresher in which Jeremy Renner grabs the baton from Matt Damon. Everything in this film you’ve seen before, and quite recently, whether it be recycled from the “Bourne” trilogy or even Joe Wright’s “Hanna,” fer gosh sakes. What is this movie about? A chemically enhanced super soldier (Renner) discovers his masters have turned on him. Cross tracks down Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz), the only surviving doctor who used to maintain him; now she too has been targeted. Renner and Weisz are as solid as one might respectively expect, but the film doesn’t make us care much about them, or say anything more pointed about the state of American covert affairs than “We are morally indefensible and absolutely necessary.” Instead, the film expends acres of talk on military doublespeak and technobabble. As Scott Glenn’s CIA director confesses early on, “I’ve kind of lost my perspective on what’s possible.” Just remember, kids, you’re not paranoid if they’re really out to get you ... or your movie dollars. Rated PG-13 for violence and action. Two hours, 15 minutes.— P.C.


(Century 16, Century 20) Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis bring their boundarypushing comedic sensibilities to the world of politics with this uneven chuckler. The strong cast and topical plot help make for a hilarious first hour. But “The Campaign” eventually fizzles beneath a spattering of raunchy humor that too often misses the mark. Ferrell plays North Carolinabased U.S. Rep. Cam Brady as sort of an amalgam of George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Brady has long run unopposed in his district and again looks destined for re-election despite an episode of infidelity. The greedy tycoon Motch brothers

(Lithgow and Aykroyd) are eager to supplant Brady with a candidate who will support their agenda, and turn to the oblivious and awkward Marty Huggins (Galifianakis), the son of a wealthy businessman. The filmmakers do well in not pandering to one particular side of the political spectrum. In fact, part of the movie’s flair comes in avoiding actual politics (when an intern brings up a real political issue, Brady kicks him out of the campaign headquarters). Where the film falters is in its script. Winning scenes trade time with squirm-inducing moments. There is some smart social commentary tucked in, but it’s tough to take seriously given the picture’s crude undertones. “The Campaign” shows a great deal of promise and is a worthwhile viewing for Ferrell and Galifianakis fans. But, not unlike some politicians, it proves unable to live up to its own potential. Rated R for language, crude sexual content and brief nudity. One hour, 25 minutes.— T.H.


(Century 16, Century 20) All the world’s Gotham City in Christopher Nolan’s ambitious Batman trilogy, which here comes to an emphatic conclusion. The screenplay by Nolan and his brother Jonathan takes inspiration from “A Tale of Two Cities” and Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” 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) and cat burglar Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway), who wants a “clean slate” in an internet age when information is immortal. The film delivers a whole lotta movie, with castof-thousands spectacle and giant-sized action. 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 violence, sensuality and language. Two hours, 45 minutes. — P.C.


(Century 16, Century 20) “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” reunites the core cast of previous entries and maintains a tonal consistency. Here again is Everyboy Greg and the rest of the cast from the previous film. The summer-themed adventure that picks up where “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” left off, at the end of Greg’s seventh-grade year. As for the tone, it’s strictly middle-school slapstick and middle-class worries, like how to dodge parental expectations and play video games instead. Even for an episodic kiddie farce, “Dog Days” seems overly familiar in its comic premises and conflicts. But it’ll all be new to its intended audience, who are likely to lap it up as happily as the Heffleys’ new mutt, Sweetie, at his water dish. Like its predecessors, “Dog Days” offers a mostly shapeless plot, as Greg gets into varieties of trouble, shooting himself in the foot when it comes to his friendship, courtship and family life. The main thread involves Greg lying about having a job at the Plainview Heights Country Club so he can spend time around Holly; as a result, dedicated gamer Greg realizes the outdoors aren’t so bad after

all. And so “Dog Days” gently imparts a lesson or two, about taking responsibility for and learning from mistakes. The oddest thing about the movie is that this kid-lit adaptation hardcore disses reading. Rated PG for some rude humor. One hour, 34 minutes.— P.C. (Reviewed Aug. 3, 2012)


(Century 16, Century 20) “I want a real marriage again.” With those words in the dramedy “Hope Springs,” Meryl Streep’s housewife throws the gauntlet before her husband of 31 years, played by Tommy Lee Jones. Streep’s Kay Soames ropes her husband Arnold into a weeklong program run by “You Can Have the Marriage You Want” author Dr. Bernard Feld (Steve Carell). The master class in acting put on by Streep and the particularly pitchperfect Jones is the big draw here. While Carell, like his character, expertly facilitates, the leads put themselves under the microscope, finding fascinating rhythms in their give-and-takes, and speaking volumes with body language. “Hope Springs” turns out to be a different kind of mainstream movie, wielding star power to turn a giant, unsparing mirror on its target audience: in this case, baby boomers in stale marriages. There’s a weirdly riveting intensity — and a real sense of privilege — to the way the movie takes us into squirmy private moments and focuses nearly every scene on the sometimes funny, more often sad dynamic between the two lead characters. A handful of comic flourishes lean toward jokiness at odds with the film’s greater scheme, of dramatic cultivated awkwardness between two people facing hard truths. Also, one might well wish for a chink in the armor of Carell’s too-perfect shrink. But the movie’s countercultural commitment to character and performance is enough to give “Hope” a try. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality. One hour, 40 minutes.— P.C.


(Palo Alto Square, Century 20) “Ruby Sparks” is the brainchild of Zoe Kazan, who wrote the screenplay and plays the title role ... of a brainchild. Ruby is the perfect woman for young, frustrated novelist Calvin Weir-Fields (Paul Dano). He knows this because he wrote her, tapped her out on his typewriter to break through his writer’s block. Ruby literally comes to life and once Calvin takes the magical-realist leap and accepts that Ruby isn’t going anywhere, he starts enjoying life with the girl of his dreams. “Ruby Sparks” makes an entertaining admonishment for anyone navigating the tricky terrain between initial attraction and a lasting relationship, a lesson in seeing the real person behind the exterior that attracts us. There’s plenty of quirky humor. Dayton and Faris also get serious comic mileage from Calvin’s life-loving mother (Annette Bening) and stepfather (Antonio Banderas), joyous contrasts to Calvin’s fretfulness. But “Ruby Sparks” proves it’s something special by being unafraid to follow its premise to a dark place, the dream turning into a nightmare. In a time of mind-numbing rom coms, “Ruby Sparks” uses fantasy to get real about modern romance. Rated R for language including some sexual references, and for some drug use. One hour, 44 minutes.— P.C.

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



Evri Kwong: large scale drawings Largescale drawings by Bay Area Artist Evri Kwong. 200 miniature iconographic drawings. Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or by appointment. Through Aug. 17, Smith Andersen Editions, 440 Pepper Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-327-7762. Hot Days: Cool Art The artists of Viewpoints Gallery celebrate 35 years of art in Los Altos with an all-gallery group show exhibiting individual interpretations of art in oils, watercolors, pastels, mixed medium and ceramics. Gallery closes at 3 p.m. on Sundays. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Viewpoints Gallery, 315 State St., Los Altos.

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. Awakening and Experiencing Chakras Impact of Chakras (Yogic Energy Centers) in daily life and chakra psychology. Cleansing, strengthening the subtle and psychic body. Different methods designed to purify, strengthen, align and activate the various chakras. Aug. 18, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Early Bird (Aug 8): $90. Regular: $110. Single Day: $60 UUCPA (Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto), 505 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto. Call 408-744-2027. California Bach Society Choral Workshop Participants join members of the California Bach Society and Artistic Director Paul Flight in exploring choruses from Cantatas 39, 110, 125, 131, and 150 by Johann Sebastian Bach. Aug. 25, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $50. Palo Alto. Call 650485-1097. 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. Foothill College Registration Registration for Fall Quarter is ongoing through Sept. 23 for all students at Foothill College. Fall classes begin the week of Sept. 24 and continue through Dec. 14, unless otherwise listed in the class schedule that’s posted online at California residents pay $31 per unit plus basic fees. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-7325. How to work with emotions Participants learn how to find the right balance between selfcontrol and self-expression, to understand the difference between the needs of the ego and the needs of the soul. Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $30. Ananda Church, 2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Call 650-323-3363. Instant Chorus at CSMA Daniel Steinberg, director of the World Harmony Chorus at Community School of Music and Arts, will teach songs from around the world with multi-part harmonies and rhythms. Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. www.arts4all. org/openhouse International Dance Festival This event features master classes in pilates, contemporary, tap and Irish sets. Price per class reduces with added classes and early registration. Aug. 25, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $20-$56 if registered by Aug. 1, or $25-$64. Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View. Call 650-969-4110. Modern dance choreography Dancer/

choreographer Leslie Friedman leads a workshop for intermediate, advanced and professional dancers. Participants may perform in an Aug. 26 public concert. Friedman is artistic director of The Lively Foundation and tours her work internationally. Aug. 20, 2:30-4:45 p.m. $154 early/$200. Mtn. View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View. Call 650/969-4110. www.livelyfoundation. orgorg Snowflakes: A New Kind of Sudoku Attendees learn the tricks of the snowflake by joining Dick Guertin for this workshop. He will take attendees step-by-step through solving a snowflake Sudoku puzzle so that what at first seems impossible becomes fun and easy. Aug. 23, 1 p.m. City of Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Esculela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-9036330. Unplug; Yoga for Busy People This alllevels workshop is designed to be relaxing and grounding. It starts with a standing warm up, with time for hip openers, restorative poses and meditation. Aug. 18, 2-4 p.m. $25. Blue Iris Studio, 3485 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Call 65-8581440. home.asp?studioid=20841 VC TaskForce - Dynamic Demo Workshop A great opportunity for entrepreneurs to demo their product and receive feedback from a panel of VC and startup marketing experts. Aug. 21, 6:30-9 p.m. $45 member, 55 affiliate, 75 general, +10 for at door. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 2 Palo Alto Square, Palo Alto. Call 650-7761040.

CLUBS/MEETINGS American Legion Post Moffett Field Military personnel and veterans of the Moffett Field and surrounding communities can join an American Legion post in the largest veteran service organization in nation. July 17-Aug. 17, 7-8 p.m. Free to military and veterans. Moffett Historical Museum, Building 126 Severyns Ave., Moffett Field. Call 650-996-7929. Peninsula Region NCHRA Social Attendees join HR colleagues for an evening to cultivate new relationships, catch up with friends, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres. Aug. 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. General: $35 / NCHRA Members: $25. Vino Locale, 431 Kipling St., Palo Alto. Call 415-2911992.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Annual Democratic Family Picnic Attendees can come to this afternoon in the park and meet Democratic Party elected officials. There will be a silent auction including restaurant gift cards, event tickets, lunches with elected officials, and Obama Coffee, plus a raffle and live auction. Hot dogs, condiments, and beverages provided. Aug. 18, 4-7 p.m. $10/adult, kids free, plus potluck dish for 12+. Shoup Park, Patriot Corner Picnic Area, 400 University Ave., Los Altos. Balanced View Open Meeting Education in the Nature of the Mind Every Tuesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. University Church, 1611 Stanford Avenue at Bowdoin, Palo Alto. BBQ for Library Volunteers Friends of Palo Alto Library (FOPAL) is celebrating 75 years of partnership with the Palo Alto Library. Includes a barbecue and a few thoughts from our the mayor. Aug. 18, 5-7 p.m. Mitchell Park - Redwood Group Area, 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. Call 650-494-1266. Palo Alto Festival of the Arts A street fair featuring about 300 artists selling their wares; Italian street painting; two stages of entertainment; kids’ activities; and food and drink. Aug. 25-26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, University Avenue, Palo Alto. Call 831438-4751. Senior Center Fashion Show The community can join the Mountain View Senior Center for its annual fashion show, featuring the clothing of Kohl’s, modeled by fellow seniors. Also they can

NHIGHLIGHT OPEN HOUSE AT CSMA IN MOUNTAIN VIEW Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) Open House. Attendees can meet faculty and staff, tour the school, take a free art workshop, watch musical instrument demos, watch live student performances, explore the digital arts lab. Register on-site for lessons & classes. Refreshments available. Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

TheatreWorks presents ‘Time Stands Still’ By Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, this Tony Award nominee follows a thrill-seeking photojournalist and her foreign correspondent lover after they return from a harrowing stint covering the war. “Time Stands Still” is a portrait of a relationship at an impasse. Aug. 22-Sept. 16. $23-$73. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

enjoy the handmade clothing of artist Lindy Lopez of 7Hands Design, refreshments and a raffle. Aug. 24, 10:30 a.m. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330. Summer Outdoor Movie Night Featuring “Happy Feet 2.” Lawn chair or blanket to sit on recommended. Aug. 17, 8:30-10 p.m. Rengstorff Park, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6410. city_hall/comm_services/recreation_programs_ and_services/community_events/summer_outdoor_movie_night_series.asp Used Book Sale More than 30,000 Books, CDs, DVDs and puzzles will be at the Los Altos Friends of the Library Used Book Sale. Special this sale: vintage and valuable prints dating to 1873, Scientific American Library 69-volume set, Russian adult and children’s books. Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

CONCERTS Salon Classique Summer Concert - Trios by the Pool Attendees can sit inside close to the musicians or on the deck by the pool and listen to works for piano trio performed by Karsten Windt, Angela Lee and Avi Downes. Wine, refreshments & hors d’ouevres served. Aug. 18, 3-6 p.m. $50. Private Home, Emerson Street, Palo Alto. Call 415-867-9416. Teens on the Green Twilight Concert The whole family can come out for the last Twilight Concert of the summer, Teens on the Green. Five local teen bands play a variety of genres. Attendees can support Palo Alto youth and help the city and Project Safety Net reach their goal of 1,000 attendees. Aug. 18, 6:30-8 p.m. Mitchell Park, 600 E Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. Call 650463-4930.

DANCE Social Ballroom Dancing Lessons at 8 p.m. are West Coast Swing for beginning and intermediate levels, followed by general dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. No experience or partner necessary; dressy casual attire preferred. Aug. 17, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. A $9 cover includes refreshments. Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-395-8847. Social ballroom dancing Lessons at 8 p.m. are tango for beginning and intermediate levels, followed by general dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. No experience or partner necessary; dressy casual attire is preferred. Aug. 24, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. $9 includes refreshments. Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-395-8847.

ENVIRONMENT Animals at Arastradero Nature Hike Acterra staff botanist Paul Heiple will lead an early morning hike in Arastradero Preserve to find evidence of the wildlife that call the preserve home. The tour will look at their homes, the food

they eat and the clues they leave behind. Sturdy shoes and long pants recommended. Meet at the Gateway Facility. Aug. 25, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Arastradero Preserve, 1530 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. Tree Selection Workshop by MVT Learn about trees in a nursery setting led by a nursery man and certified arborists. Both homeowners and green industry professionals are welcome at this Tree Selection Workshop presented at A to Z Nursery. Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $15 donation encouraged. A to Z Nursery, 2190 Crittenden Lane, Mountain View. Call 415-412-1127.

EXHIBITS 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. Wed.-Sun.; Feb. 29-Oct. 13, 2013; open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Thursday until 8 p.m.). Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

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 Baylands Bird Walk A guided bird walk in the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve with the Environmental Volunteers. Aug. 18, 10-3 p.m. The EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-493-8000.

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., Sunday at 2 p.m. $25 general, $15 for seniors and students. Pigott Theater, Memorial Auditorium, Stanford. Call 650723-0485. TheatreWorks 2012 New Works Festival This year’s festival will see everything from “Being Earnest,” a 1960s take on Oscar Wilde’s comic work, to “Sleeping Rough,” a compelling modern drama that spans oceans. Aug. 5-19, $23-$73. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY Chakra and awakening of Kundalini Two-day workshop on awakening and experiencing chakras and Kundalini through ancient yogic Techniques by Swami Satyadharma Saraswati. Aug. 18-19, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Reg. for both days $110/- for one day $60/-. Unitarian Universalist

Church , 505 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto.

SPECIAL EVENTS Fall kick-off and open house Deborah’s Palm showcases its new fall line-up of classes and activities. Attendees can meet the teachers, sign up for classes, and enjoy live music and refreshments. Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Deborah’s Palm, 555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-473-0664. Hawaiian Lu’au Attendees can eat a tropical meal and watch Polynesian dancing, live music and hula in the gardens of the history museum. Aug. 19, 4-8 p.m. $100. Los Altos History Museum, 51 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-948-9427 x14.

TALKS/AUTHORS ‘Racism and Evolution’ Dr. Carl Wieland from Australia is on a speaking tour of the U.S., and will speak about his book “One Human Family: The Bible, Science, Race and Culture.” Aug. 20, 7-8:30 p.m. Free (donations accepted). Bridges Community Church, 650 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-961-3592. Jill Geisler Jill Geisler discusses her workshopin-a-book “Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know,” a guide to improving management skills for experienced leaders and those who aspire to be. Aug. 23, 7 p.m. Books Inc., Town and Country Village, Palo Alto. The Future of Conversing with Technology Attendees hear perspectives and insights from Sheryl Connelly, Ron Kaplan, Dan Miller, and Steve Wozniak on the future of voice technology. Aug. 20, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Churchill Club Member $54 | Nonmember $154. Crowne Plaza Cabana, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Call 408-2650130. jsp?EVT_ID=957 The Future of storytelling in the age of big data A discussion with Frank Rose and Geoff McGhee talking big data and using it to communicate effectively. Aug. 23, 7:30-9 a.m. Churchill Club Member $34 | Nonmember $54. Fenwick & West, 801 California St., Mountain View. Call 408-265-0130. transition.churchillclub. org/eventDetail.jsp?EVT_ID=958

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. Volunteer with Youth Fair An opportunity to volunteer with youth in Mountain View and Los Altos, hear volunteer and youth testimonials, and visit with several agencies in one place. Aug. 22, 7-8:30 p.m. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6397.

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caring for our community

A History of Caring


or fifty years, Community Services Agency (CSA) has been providing vital social services for residents of Mountain View, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills. We understand that hardship can come at any time and knows no age limit. We provide a safety net so that independence and self-sufficiency can be restored and maintained.

An evolving name reflects an evolving organization CSA has grown from humble origins. In 1957, a group of Mountain View residents, concerned about the welfare of low-income families in the city, gathered to talk about the plight of the local migrant farm workers. They decided to form the Mountain View Welfare Council to address the needs of this population. Within a year, the council was incorporated, and it was planning its first sharing of holiday gifts for families. By 1967, the interests of the council had expanded to include housing issues, immigration issues, and the needs of senior citizens. Accordingly, its name was changed to the Mountain View Community Council. With a move into larger, permanent office space in 1974, the organization changed its name once again, this time to Mountain View Community Services, reflecting the increasing services provided, such as meals and counseling. CSA assumed its present name, Community Services Agency, in 1982, in recognition of a client base that extends through Los Altos to Los Altos Hills.

A growing repertoire of programs and services CSA’s first program in 1958 was a holiday gift distribution called Christmas Clearance. Later called Santa Claus Exchange, the program remains today an important element of CSA’s work, now the Holiday Sharing program. 1974 was a big year for the agency. Clothing distribution was added to a growing list of Emergency Assistance services. Also, the agency moved into larger facilities at 204 Stierlin Road, Mountain View. Interior painting of the building was performed by clients and board members, while volunteers from the Mountain View Police Department handled the move from the old office space to the new.

s4HEFIRST"ROWNIEAND3COUTGROUPSFORMINORITYCHILdren, now integrated into the Girl Scouts. The agency has also sought and established partnerships with other nonprofit providers, to ensure their delivery to CSA’s clients. Examples: Women Infants and Children, Lawmobile, and Rotacare.

CSA Today Another milestone occurred in 1977, with the initiation of food service to the needy. CSA’s Emergency Assistance program added crisis intervention services in 1982 and the Community Kitchen (food distribution) and financial assistance services in 1983. The Senior Services program added transportation in 1983 and case management in 1984. In 1989, the agency launched a new Homeless Services program designed to lift the homeless up from their situation to rejoin society. The Alpha Omega Shelter was the first service offered, in cooperation with 17 local churches. CSA conducted a capital campaign and dramatically upgraded its facility in 1990. Among other features, the building had greater capacity for food service, then termed the Food Closet. The Homeless Services program stepped up in 1995 with the creation of Graduate House, a transitional housing facility managed by Project Match. CSA was a partner in this facility. In 1998, CSA fundamentally changed the nature of its Food and Nutrition program by creating the Food Pantry (grocery store for the needy) at the Stierlin Road facility and discontinuing its meals program. Another fundamental change occurred in 2006, when CSA discontinued the rotating homeless shelter in favor of enhanced case management services, pursuing the demonstrated “housing first” model for serving the homeless. The revised program is now called Alpha Omega Homeless Services. Programs Originated or Facilitated by Community Services Agency Throughout its history, CSA has been a source for new, innovative social services within the community. Many of these services are now administered by other agencies. A few examples: s4HEFIRSTDAYCARECENTERIN-OUNTAIN6IEW NOW7HISman Child Care Center. s-OUNTAIN6IEW#OMMUNITY(EALTH#ENTER NOWMANaged by a community group. s 4RANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR STUDENTS IN %NGLISH AS A Second Language (ESL) classes, now operated through Mountain View-Los Altos Adult Education.

Mature at age 55, CSA now follows a strategy of first contact for the community’s needy, providing fundamental services and referring clients to other agencies for additional services.

Caring for the homeless CSA’s Alpha Omega Homeless Services provides case management, direct assistance, and referral services (most importantly housing) to individuals and families. CSA partners with numerous other county service providers, assembling a comprehensive package of assistance to the local homeless population. Caring for the working poor and unemployed CSA’s Food and Nutrition Center supplements the nutrition requirements of needy families with fresh and staple groceries. Food items are contributed by community supermarkets and by nonprofit organizations like Second Harvest Food Bank and Hidden Villa. CSA’s Emergency Assistance program provides a much needed helping hand to those afflicted with shortterm severe needs. Assistance includes rent, utility payments, short-term shelter, medical purchases, and many services for children, especially related to school. Holiday Sharing, providing food to families and fun toys to kids, is a joyful program that draws together volunteers and clients from throughout the community.

Caring for the elderly Senior Services is the fastest-growing CSA program, reflecting the growth of the elderly population in our community. Case managers deliver in-home assessments, counseling, referrals, and educational seminars, designed to allow local seniors to remain safe and independent. Our Senior Nutrition Program at the Mountain View Senior Center serves subsidized hot lunches every weekday, countering the isolation and apathy that can afflict the elderly.

COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY 204 Stierlin Rd., Mountain View, CA 94043 s MOUNTAIN VIEW SENIOR CENTER 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View, CA 94040

s LOS ALTOS SENIOR CENTER 97 Hillview Ave.Los Altos, CA 94022


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210 Garage/Estate Sales Ath: Temporary Change in Classified Deadlines Classified deadlines for our Best Of and Readers’ Choice newspapers have been changed as follows: August 17 Weekly: Tuesday, August 14 at Noon August 22 Almanac: Thursday, August 16 at Noon August 24 Voice: Monday, August 20 at Noon Early deadlines apply to these newspapers only. Please call 650/326-8216 with any questions or to place your ad. Los Altos, 250 Hawthorne Ave, Aug 18 & 19, 8 - 3 Moving sale. Children’s books, clothing (7 y.o. and under) for girls and boys, toys, sports gears and household items.

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340 Child Care Wanted 345 Tutoring/ Lessons TEACHING/TUTORING

355 Items for Sale 8-10 years Boy clothes 2bags$40 Boy 4/5 years clothes All Season

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Palo Alto, Intersection Sutherland &maplewood, SAT. AUG 18, 9-4 GARAGE SALE—multi family, furniture,antiques,books, tools, toys, lionel trains,clothing.

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1VCMJD /PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement 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) BAY AREA MAIDS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 567428 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Bay Area Maids, located at 1929 Crisanto Ave., #328, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): ERIKA RETANA ORTIZ 1929 Crisanto Ave., Apt. 328 Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 17, 2012. (MVV Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012) WORKOUTINBOX FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 567821 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: WorkoutInbox, located at 257 Castro Street, Ste #104, Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): MailFin, Inc. 257 Castro Street, Ste #104 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 27, 2012. (MVV Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012) POPPIES AND PEONIES EVENTS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 567839 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as:

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County of Santa Clara Registrar of Voters Office EL CAMINO HOSPITAL DISTRICT FORMAL NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION INITIATIVE MEASURE November 6, 2012 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the qualified electors of the El Camino Hospital District, County of Santa Clara, California, that, in accordance with the provisions of the Government Code of California and Elections Code, a Special Measure election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at which election, the following proposition shall be submitted to the qualified electors within the District, and voted on: MEASURE

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: April 6, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: RM CHEVYS LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 2116 W El Camino Real Mountain View, CA 94040 Type of license(s) applied for: 47 - ON-SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE (MVV Aug. 17, 2012)

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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)

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notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on September 21, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: 3 of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, located at 191 N. First St., San Jose, CA, 95113. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: /s/ Lawrence A. Klein 285 Hamilton Ave., Suite 300, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (650)327-4200 (MVV Aug. 17, 24, 31, 2012)

Poppies and Peonies Events, located at 589 Burgoyne St., Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A General Partnership. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): KELLEY PAULICK 589 Burgoyne St. Mountain View, CA 94043 PRINCESS SARIAH ALCARAZ 685 Leong Dr. Mountain View, CA 94043 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 27, 2012. (MVV Aug. 17, 24, 31, Sep. 7, 2012)



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790 MORA DRIVE, LOS ALTOS NEW LISTING! Presenting classic traditional appeal, this spacious home is beautifully appointed inside and out. A welcoming portico sets the tone for the interiors, which are stylishly finished with fine maple wood flooring throughout the main level all accented with inlaid feature strips emphasizing the expansive dimensions of each room. Exceptional quality is evident at every turn with elegant crown moldings, significant recessed lighting, and a perfectly selected neutral color palette. At the center of it all, the kitchen is a showpiece coordinating finishes of cherry, granite, and stainless steel with full extension to the adjoining family room for comfortable daily living. The thoughtfully designed twostory floor plan includes 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms highlighted by the upper-level master suite and a main-level bedroom currently customized for complete office functionality. Fully landscaped front and rear yards with tremendous privacy provide enchanting spaces

for outdoor living. Adding the finishing touch to this lovely home is its proximity to the prestigious Los Altos Golf and Country Club as well as fine shopping, dining, commute routes, and top-rated local schools. At a Glance sCustom-built 2-story home with classic traditional appeal s4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms sApproximately 2,186 square feet (buyer to confirm) sFireplaces in the living room and family room sMain-level bedroom currently customized as an office sLot size of approximately 8,350 square feet (buyer to confirm) sAttached 2-car garage sTop-rated schools

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Coldwell Banker 876 HOLLENBECK AV. SUNNYVALE $838,000 Sat 1:30 - 4:30 | 3 BR 2 BA Adorable bungalo. Romantic front garden welcomes you home. Remodeled kitchen, sep FR w/FP. Lizbeth Carson 650.325.6161

1129 TUOLUMNE LN #51, SO. PALO ALTO $849,000 Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 | 2 BR 2.5 BA Gorgeous South



381 EDLEE AVE, PALO ALTO $998,000 Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 | 3 BR 1 BA Charming cottage offers amazing potential.Sunny LivRm w/frplc & gleaming hrdwd flrs. Joan Sweetman 650.941.7040

865 E. MEADOW DR, PALO ALTO $1,225,000 Sat/Sun 1 - 5 | 2 BR 1 BA Great opportunity to remodel or to build a house in Palo Alto, 9520 sq. ft. lot (county). Elena Talis 650.941.7040

664 HAMILTON AV #G, PALO ALTO $988,888 Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 | 2 BR 2.5 BA Light & bright unit overlooks courtyard w/enchanting garden & fountains. Spacious flrplan. Maha Najjar 650.325.6161

2030 W. MIDDLEFIELD RD, #1, MOUNTAIN VIEW $735,000 Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 | 3 BR 3 BA End unit twnhse.Rare 1 of a kind custom flrpln.3 Mstr Bdrm suites each w/attached full BA Ric Parker 650.941.7040

173 SIERRA VISTA AVE #6, MOUNTAIN VIEW $575,000 Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 | 2 BR 2.5 BA Recently renovated inside & out!Very nice complex w/Village feel.Close community Terri Couture 650.941.7040

150 ALMA ST #215, MENLO PARK $868,000 Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 | 3 BR 2 BA Chic single level condo. Secure building on Palo Alto border. Updated. Pool. Elevator. Nancy Goldcamp 650.325.6161


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

Immaculate and Inviting

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 1 Walnut Av Call for price 3 BR 2 BA 10,000+sf Atherton property surrounded by tall trees. Updated kit, new paint & HW floors. Jackie Copple, 650.325.6161



4 BR 2 BA Wonderful location,remodeled w/ high Quality,ready to move in. Ron & Nasrin Delan, 650.941.7040

Sun 1 - 4 69 Palomar Real #69


2 BR 2 BA You are a land owner here,55+ to live here.Unit 69 is a great interior location. Carmichael Team, 650.941.7040

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



3 BR 2 BA Inviting Hm offers quality upgrades & a sweeping bckyrd.Attractively located. Ellie Zias, 650.941.7040

Premier Cul De Sac


4 BR 2 BA A couple of blocks to dwntwn. Exceptional 10,970SF.House has been updtd over the years. Terri Couture, 650.941.7040

LOS ALTOS HILLS Beautiful Custom Home

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


5 BR 5.5 BA Huge price reduction!Seller highly motivated.Expansive 1.75 acre lot. Eppie Cf Lam, 650.941.7040

Entry Level Ranch Home



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

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 4497 Cherry Av

3 BR 2.5 BA Desirable Cuernavaca complex. Master suite w/fireplace. Eat-in kitchen. Vaulted ceilings. Djuna Woods, 650.325.6161

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


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



4 BR 2 BA 2048sf, 9875sf Lot.Turn-key, many improvements, incl new roof, floors, windows. Julie Hall, 650.941.7040


3 BR 2 BA Single-level. Well-designed. Quality finishes. Gourmet kit. Opulent master bed/ bath suite. Nancy Goldcamp, 650.325.6161

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 346 Stanford Av


3 BR 2 BA Convenient west MP location. Oak floors, FP, private fenced rear yard. Las Lomitas schools Dorothy Gurwith, 650.325.6161

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 1328 Orange Av


3 BR 2 BA Abundant light, open floorplan, LR/DR/FR. HW floors. Sep office/workshop. Gardens galore! Dan Ziony, 650.325.6161

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 143 Oak Ct


3 BR 2 BA Convenient. Well-cared w/quality improvements. Oak flrs, air-conditioning. Lrg patio. Gar. Nancy Goldcamp, 650.325.6161

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

Los Altos 650.941.7040 | Palo Alto 650.325.6161

2 BR 1 BA Top floor. PA schools.Private,quiet & sunny!Elevator or stairs.1 parking space. Terri Couture, 650.941.7040

REDWOOD CITY Cute Home On Large Lot!


2 BR 2 BA Charming home on large lot west of Alameda de las Pulgas! Large driveway and lush yard! DiPali Shah, 650.325.6161

Sat/Sun 1 - 4 2465 Massachusetts Ave


3 BR 2 BA WoodsidePlaza Hm!Move-in ready w/fresh paint,newly redone hrdwd flrs,new carpet. Dianne Vernon, 650.941.7040

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4 BR 2.5 BA This hm offers high ceil & lrg wndws to capture the views over tree tops to the E.Bay Mtns Ellen Barton, 650.941.7040

SUNNYVALE Sun 1:30 - 4:30 154 S Bernardo Av


3 BR 2.5 BA Located near dwntwn Sunnyvale & Mtn Vw features a LivRm w/fireplace & DinRm. Jo Buchanan & Stuart Bowen, 650.941.7040

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 152 S Bernardo Av


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

Beautifully Updated $1,199,000

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!

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 21170 Sullivan Way


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


2 BR 2.5 BA End unit townhouse.Private bckyrd.Open flr plan.13 yrs old.Wood laminate flrs. Royce Cablayan, 650.941.7040

WOODSIDE Prime Location!


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

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3 BR 3 BA Bring your contractor,designer & your imagination.Fabulous opportunity to build/remodel. Barbara Cannon, 650.941.7040

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 14370 Blossom Hill Rd



5 BR 3 BA Completely remodeled,best on market.Everything is new.Ready to move in.Great schools. Alice Chakhmazova, 650.941.7040

Townhome in Cuernavaca!

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 657 College Av

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

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 1395 Ranchita Dr

Palo Alto condo. Built in 2009! Model unit with over $40,000 in upgrades!

Mountain View Voice 08.17.2012 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the August 17.2012 edition of the Mountain View Voice

Mountain View Voice 08.17.2012 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the August 17.2012 edition of the Mountain View Voice