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SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 VOLUME 20, NO. 35

Council OKs townhouses without park



City officials have apparently bicyclist is injured every not regularly considered such nine days in Mountain data while planning the city’s View, on average, accord- bike infrastructure. It was coming to data compiled this week piled by police spokesperson by the police department. Bicy- Jaime Garrett for this story. clists say they want city officials “If there are clusters of injuries to take note of where locations it would seem to make sense happen and find solutions to to figure out why those areas make bicycling safer. are dangerous and make them The city has seen 203 bike- safer,” said Elly Phillips, who related injuries regularly bikes since September with her 4-yearof 2007, accordold son in tow on ‘When you ing to the data a trailer bike. compiled at the The cit y’s build good bike much-loved request of the SteVoice. None of vens Creek Trail infrastructure, the injuries were does not run near fatal. By press people feel safer.’ Phillips’ home, time, police could near El Monte not clarify how EUGENE CORDERO, MV RESIDENT Avenue and El many of the bikeCamino Real, so related injuries her top priority involved cars or exactly how is “having bike lanes that are many involved hurt bicyclists. safe.” Most of the injuries, 167 of them, occurred at intersections Fastest, but not safest along the city’s busiest traffic Cyclists say the most dangerous arteries with speed limits of streets in Mountain View also 35 miles per hour or more. El happen to be some of the best, Camino Real leads the list, with most direct routes for cyclists. 47 bike-related injuries, fol- That’s unfortunate because, as lowed by Rengstorff Avenue (31 Mountain View cyclist and bloginjuries), California Street (27), ger Janet LaFleur points out in Shoreline Boulevard (24) and her blog, “at 20 mph, 85 percent San Antonio Road (14). of pedestrians or cyclists hit by “I think that’s really impor- cars will survive. At 40 mph, 85 tant data to pay attention to,” percent will die.” said Eugene Cordero, Mountain After last week’s story on the View resident and meteorology state of the city’s bike network, professor at San Jose State Uni- cyclists logged on to the Voice’s versity. “As a bicyclist whose pri- Town Square forum to say they mary mode of transportation is agree that there’s still much more a bike, it’s very alarming to hear work to do. They expressed, we’ve had over 200 accidents in among other things, concern the last five years.” about the removal of bike lanes “I would encourage the City on Calderon Avenue, a lack of Council to use that number of bike lanes on El Camino Real 200 injuries and say, we want to and a busy stretch of Middlefield reduce that by 75 percent in the Road near San Antonio Road, next three to five years,” Cordero See INJURIES, page 10 said.



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Over 200 bike-related injuries in five years

By Daniel DeBolt

last-ditch effort failed to add park space to an isolated townhouse development before the City Council approved the 70-unit project Tuesday night. The Shea Homes project is the second phase of a townhome community at the intersection of East Evelyn and Moorpark avenues adjacent to the Sunnyvale border. The three-bedroom, three-story homes will have an average sale price of $700,000. “Maybe there’s some type of negotiation where we could create a park that would be open to the public,” said member Jac Siegel, suggesting that the city use the project’s $1.75 million in park fees to buy a half-acre of the site for a park. Seven homes planned to be built near the street would have to be removed from the project. “These homes have three bedrooms, you’re going to have kids here,” Siegel said, adding that the developer might not lose money in the deal. “Even if we get in-lieu fees for parks in the future, there’s no land available. We’re going to build and build and we’re not going to have parks.” Council members agreed that a park would be nice, but city staff said it could not be required of the developer, who seemed hesitant to embrace the idea. Members voted 6-0 in favor of the project without a public park, with Laura Macias abstaining. Macias noted that the first phase of the project was approved in 2006, and that the isolated nature of the site wasn’t unknown. “We said this area’s really




Mountain View firefighters held a ceremony to mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and honor the 343 firefighters who died responding to the disaster. Casey Harbison, a firefighter paramedic, holds the flag as Clinton Smith, a fire engineer, lowers it to half-mast. More images from the ceremony are on page 9.



hile the superintendent of Mountain View’s elementary and middle schools has touted the success of a new district-wide educational protocol, others are speaking out against it — saying it stifles individual creativity and forces students capable of working at a faster pace to slow down to keep pace with those who are struggling. The highly systematic Explicit Direct Instruction method, which is currently being implemented

in all classrooms throughout the Mountain View Whisman School District, is hurting at least as much as it is helping, according to a local teacher familiar with EDI. “It really just changes the culture of the classroom — drastically — and it doesn’t work for all kids,” said the teacher, who asked not to be identified because he was concerned about speaking out against his employer. “I didn’t feel like it was quality education. It feels like a 19th Century See EDI, page 14


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A Mountain View woman was fatally struck by a car in Sunnyvale on Thursday evening, Sept. 6, authorities said. The pedestrian, identified by the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office as Mountain View resident Erica Stiles, 47, was struck at about 5:10 p.m. Sept. 6 near the intersection of El Camino Real and Mathilda Avenue. Emergency personnel found

Stiles suffering from major head trauma and took her to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, where she succumbed to her injuries, according to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety. The driver of the vehicle stopped at the scene and cooperated with authorities. The crash is under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed it is requested to call Investigator R. Ramirez at (408) 730-7109.


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School test scores continue to climb By Nick Veronin

improvement in all subjects, and fficials from both of the district’s 10th-graders saw Mountain View’s public only one decrease — a 2-percent school districts are hail- drop in algebra II scores. ing recently released state stan“I’m very pleased,” said dardized testing data that show Groves. “The CST scores indiimprovement in most grades and cate that our API scores will go a majority of subjects. up as a district when they come In the Mountain View Whis- out in October, and they will man School District, every grade show that for 10 straight years, level except fifth scored higher we’ve seen academic improveon the 2012 California Standards ment gains.” Test than in 2011. The greatest Both superintendents gave improvement came from socio- credit to the faculty and staff of economically disadvantaged their districts. “As important as seventh-graders, a group that it is to measure student progress, produced a 16-percent increase nothing happens without the in English and language arts work in the classroom,” Goldscores over the previous year’s man said. class. The biggest drop was seen And just as both Goldman and in the math scores of socioeco- Groves anticipated stronger API nomically disadvantaged fifth- scores in the fall, the two supergraders. That group subtracted intendents said they also looked 10 percent from 2011’s scores. forward with an eye toward fur“We are extremely pleased with ther improvement. our progress,” said ConsiderMVWSD Supering the fact that intendent Craig scores dropped ‘Nothing Goldman, adding among all fifththat he believes both in happens without graders the strong CST math and lanscores foreshadow guage arts, Goldthe work in a rise in Academman noted that ic Performance the classroom.’ it is common to Index scores, to see a dip in scores CRAIG GOLDMAN be released in among that parOctober. “Across ticular age group, the board, it was a as “students have significant improvement.” changing priorities as they enter Throughout the Mountain middle school.” View-Los Altos Union High “We don’t want to excuse stuSchool District, ninth-graders dent performance on that basis,” improved in almost every sub- Goldman said. District officials ject tested — except geometry, and teachers are aware of the which remained at last year’s issue and it is something they levels. 10th-graders improved in will strive to address, he said. all subjects but algebra; and 11th- Even though he interpreted this graders saw the most year-to-year year’s CST scores as mostly good, decreases, with scores in United he emphasized that his district States history and summative has more work to do. high school math (encompassing Even though the MVLA scores algebra and geometry) dropping, showed only one drop — in algeand English language arts scores bra II — over the past five years, it staying the same. was concerning to Groves. AlgeBarry Groves, MVLA super- bra II is a particularly important intendent, said he was not too subject, as passing the course is concerned to see the year-to-year one of the minimum requisites drops in all grade levels that take students need in order to be elithe CST, because the overall gible for many four-year college trend is one of continued growth. programs. “What we look for are trends “We’re not in this for scores,” over a five-year period,” he said. Goldman said. “We’re in this for “There will be ups and downs student achievement. Scores give from year-to-year.” us some indication on how stuComparing the 2012 with dents are progressing and how those from five years ago, ninth we’re improving as an organizagraders and 11th graders showed tion.”



Dana Ben-Yehuda works on a client’s posture in her Mountain View studio.


Technique in the U.S. and a few dozen on the Peninsula who have undergone 1,600 hours of n an age of laptop computers and sedentary training. living, it seems that few Ben-Yehuda learned the Alexare able to escape back and ander Technique initially as Health Wellness neck pain. Mountain View an actress and dancer but said Part of an occasional series of stories resident Dana Ben-Yehuda highlighting local health and wellness she later found it invaluable says the solution is often a practicioners. To suggest someone to in treating her own arthritis, 120-year-old practice called profile, contact staff writer Daniel which had a 50 percent chance DeBolt at the Alexander Technique. of disabling her. “Without this Working from her home I wouldn’t be able to function studio, Ben-Yehuda has been teaching the Alex- at all as I do,” Ben-Yehuda says of the technique, ander Technique for 10 years, helping people which relieves muscle tension and pressure on master their own posture and balance to stand, joints. sit, move and dance with uncommon ease. See ALEXANDER, page 13 She’s one of 800 or so teachers of the Alexander



Tiff brews between NASA Ames and NASA HQ By Daniel DeBolt



hose working to save Moffett Field’s historic Hangar One have taken note of reports that Pete Worden, the director of Mountain View’s NASA Ames Research CenPete Worden ter, may be on

his way out. “Multiple sources report that NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden is planning to fire or reassign Worden and two other center directors as well,” reported longtime NASA watchdog Keith Cowing of William Berry, former assistant director at Ames, said the report was a backdrop for the fight to save Hangar One, calling it “clear indication that

NASA HQ wants to fire Pete Worden in some part for his support of Hangar One.” Worden has spoken publicly in support of reusing the former airship hangar for a modern airship being developed by the U.S. Department of Defense. In response to the Voice’s query, a spokesperson at Ames said in an email that “Dr. See WORDEN, page 13


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HIDE AND PEEP Polly wanna peanut? A titmouse with a beak-full of peanut peers out of her nest, says Sunnyview Lane resident Marti Wright, who snapped the shot. The little bird build a nest in a front-yard tree, but that didn’t stop her from sampling the goods in one of Wright’s backyard bird feeders.




Fans of the NASA space shuttle program should clear their schedules on Thursday, Sept. 20, as space shuttle Endeavour is set to make a historic flight over Mountain View, piggybacking a Boeing 747. The low-level flyover is expected to pass over NASA Ames Research Center and might also be seen from parts of Mountain View. But exactly where and when the flight will take place has yet to be announced. “On the morning of Sept. 20, the SCA and Endeavour will take off from Dryden and perform a low-level flyover of northern California, passing near NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., and various landmarks in multiple cities, including San Francisco and Sacramento,” says a press release from NASA Ames. “Some planned flyovers or stopovers could be delayed or canceled,” warns the NASA Ames Facebook page. “But, Bay Area, Sept. 20 is your scheduled flyover of space shuttle Endeavour!” —Daniel DeBolt

A candidate for the local school board has removed text from his campaign website claiming that he had been endorsed by the local chapter of the League of Women Voters. Bill Lambert explained that the “Endorsement” section on his website briefly listed the League of Women Voters of the Los Altos-Mountain View Area as advocating for his campaign for the Mountain View Whisman School District’s board of trustees. “I apologize for the error that appeared on my election website,” Lambert wrote in an email. “I am well aware that the (LWV) does not endorse candidates.” As a non-partisan organization, the League stays away from endorsing specific candidates as a matter of national policy. According to Lambert the mistake was made by his website’s manager. Lambert is a member of the local chapter of the League, but said that he “never implied to (the website’s builder) See BRIEFS, next page


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South Bay gets new area code overlay By Nick Veronin


tarting in mid-October, anyone calling the South Bay from a phone with a 408 area code will be required to do something that may feel redundant: dial 1 plus 408 before punching in the remaining seven-digit phone number. Due to Silicon Valley’s burgeoning population, a second area code — 669 — is set to be “overlayed” on top of the existing 408 area code region, according to the California Public Utilities Commission’s website. After Oct. 20, anyone calling a 408 number from another 408 number without dialing all 11 digits will be greeted with a recording reminding them about the change. Callers who do not key in the extra numbers will still be connected during a six-month grace period.


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that the (League) endorses me.” —Nick Veronin

HP TO SLASH 2,000 MORE JOBS Silicon Valley computer and printer giant HP will cut about 2,000 more jobs than previously announced, according to a Sept. 10 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company expects to shed 29,000 jobs by October 2014, according to the quarterly filing. In May, HP announced that it was undergoing a companywide restructuring that would include eliminating 27,000 jobs. The layoffs would trim the company’s 350,000-strong workforce by about 8 percent. HP expects to implement the plan through the end of fiscal year 2014. The restructuring includes both a voluntary program for eligible U.S. employees and layoffs, the company noted in its filing. HP also implemented a multiyear restructuring plan in the third quarter of fiscal year 2010, which includes consolidating its enterprise services business. The total expected cost of the plan is approximately $1 billion, and includes severance costs to eliminate approximately 8,000 positions. Approximately 8,500 employees would take early retirement, according to the SEC filing. As of July 31, approximately 7,300 positions had been eliminated. Early retirees would receive lump sums ranging between five

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he presidential election was brought to Mountain View in a big way on Thursday with the opening of an Obama campaign office, one of three opening in California on the same day. In the office at 1411 West El Camino Real, a crowd of volunteers listened to speeches from campaign organizers on Sept. 6. “We are going to be in the fight of our lives for the the next 61 days doing everything we can to get President Obama re-elected,” said Bobak Esfandiari, the Democratic Party employee who is heading up the office for the region’s Obama campaign effort. Lisa Altieri, the owner of a Redwood City recycling company, said her business was saved by President Barack Obama’s presidency after the recession caused a huge drop in the value of the recyclables she sells. She is now a regional field organizer with the Obama campaign. “The big thing for me was his working with the Fed and the banking sector to stabilize the economy,” Altieri said.


“Who’s ready to re-elect President Obama?” said state Assemblyman Paul Fong, who is also running for re-election. He echoed a common message in thew campaign about making the middle class a priority, saying Obama would “continue building the economy from the middle out.” Volunteers using phone banks will “make calls that will make a difference,” said organizer Julie Lythcott-Haims. “We will not rest until we’ve done all we can.” Haims echoed the remarks made at the Democratic National Convention the night before. Vote for Romney if “you want a you’re-on-your-own, winnertake-all society,” she said. “As Democrats, we do feel we are all in this together.” The campaign opened its other California offices in Marin County and Santa Monica on the same day, timed to coincide with the last day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.


Volunteers set up for the opening of the Obama campaign office on West El Camino Real.



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Lisa Altieri, a local business owner and regional field organizer for the Obama campaign, speaks to the crowd at the new Mountain View office on Sept. 6.


Assemblyman Paul Fong speaks with Vivian Lewis and Anthony Alston at the opening ceremony for the new campaign office.



Flags flew at half-mast throughout the city to commemorate the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

9/11 attacks remembered around the Bay Area


t has been 11 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people, and the Bay Area marked the somber milestone with a variety of memorial events ranging from the traditional to the creative. The nation and world stood in shock when hijacked airplanes crashed into the New York skyline and the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., on Sept. 11, 2001. A fourth plane, San Francisco-bound United Airlines Flight 93, crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. In Mountain View, city firefighters held a ceremony in honor of the 343 firefighters who died responding to the tragedy. Firefighters lowered the flag to half-mast in front of the fire department. Flag-lowering and bell-ringing ceremonies were held in cities including San Francisco, San Jose, Gilroy and Livermore. A “healing drum circle” was planned in Oakland at the Numi Tea Garden, led by Attitudinal Healing Connection executive director Kokomon Clottey. More than 70 drums will be available for anyone to play at the circle, which has been taking place on the Sept. 11 anniversary for the past four years, Clottey said. At AT&T Park, red-white-and-blue banners containing the names of everyone who lost their lives 11 years ago hung outside the stadium in Willie Mays Plaza. San Francisco Giants spokeswoman

Shana Daum said the banners have gone up every year since 2002 at the plaza, with a center banner stating, “We’ll Never Forget 9/11.” In Napa, a project is under way to create a memorial park on Main Street in the downtown area that will feature an art installation to honor the victims. The park, which has yet to break ground, is expected to be completed by Sept. 11, 2013, said Jeff Gerlomes, organizer of the Napa 9/11 Memorial Coalition. The memorial park project will eventually incorporate more than 30 tons of steel beams from the World Trade Center site. In San Jose, a 6 p.m. flame-lighting ceremony was held at the 9/11 monument at the Oak Hill Cemetery, located at 300 Curtner Ave. A ceremony was also held at the cemetery this morning to mark the times the twin towers were hit in Manhattan, along with the moments the planes crashed in Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon. At the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Va., President Barack Obama spoke, noting, “this is never an easy day.” “Eleven times we have marked another Sept. 11 come and gone,” the president said. “Eleven times, we have paused in remembrance, in reflection, in unity and in purpose.”


Mountain View firefighter recruits Greg Hayes, left, and David Menza, right, salute at the department’s 9/11 memorial ceremony.


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disconnected, really isolated,� Macias said. “In six years those facts haven’t changed. That’s why there was this discussion about parks and open space.� “Let’s not design and approve projects that are so isolated,� Macias said. “Really, what we’re talking about is a project with car-only access, because it’s just so hard to get around.� The project includes a central open space of 13,511 square feet. It could have been larger but the developer insisted on having 17 more guest parking spaces than required. “We’ve done a lot of outreach to the community and the number one thing they want is more parking,� said Dave Best of Shea Homes, referring to neighbor concerns that guests would park in the surrounding neighborhood. Best said requiring parks in a project is more appropriate for “larger developments with a lot of space.� “The problem is we get many smaller developments and we get nothing,� Siegel said. The first phase of the so called “Mondrian� project built 151 homes on the former industrial site. As the Voice reported in 2009, there are low levels of toxics in the ground, and the site is classified as a “voluntary cleanup area.� Special membranes were installed under the homes to prevent toxic vapor intrusion. With the additional of 70 similar units, “it will look like a 220-unit single development,� Best said. “We’ve sold very well,� Best said. “We expect it to go as quickly as we can build them.� V

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and bike boulevards that don’t favor bike traffic over car traffic, like Palo Alto’s bike boulevards do. Mountain View has 54 miles of designated bike routes and a bronze rating for bike friendliness from the League of American Bicyclists. But as reported last week, the city’s efforts to increase safety for bicyclists are on hold. Bike lanes that run the length of Calderon Avenue and San Antonio Road from California Street to El Camino Real are the only new bike route projects planned, aside from creekside trail extensions that are unfunded and years away. Both bike lane projects are unfunded, estimated to cost $340,000 and $1.3 million respectively. “I definitely think the city should prioritize improvements for areas where they have the most injury,� LaFleur said She also called for “prioritizing routes that involve schools.� LaFleur said it’s worthwhile to compare Palo Alto’s success in encouraging Gunn High School students to bike with the number of bicyclists at Mountain View High School, as both schools are tucked away at the edge of their respective cities and require riding on similar roads. Over 696 Gunn students reportedly rode their bikes to school on a single day in October last year, while 171 bikes were counted at Mountain View High on August 28 this year, said Assistant Principal Donna Peltz in an email. Gunn had similar numbers over a decade ago, recording 180 students on bikes in 1999. “I live within a couple tenths of a mile from two schools,� LaFleur said. “A lot of the kids who go to those schools have to cross those roads� where cars go over 35 miles per hour. “So almost every parent feels that it’s only safe if they drive their kids to school, which results in more traffic.� Low income residents need a boost After the death of William Ware, a pedestrian at a bus stop who was killed this year by a car speeding down California, resident Jarrett Mullen called for

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the narrowing California Street from four lanes to three to allow wider bike lanes and to slow traffic. “If you see cars barreling by at 50 to 60 miles per hour when the speed limit is 35, that has an impact on your well-being,� said Mullen, leader of the Rengstorff Great Streets Initiative, which aims to make streets near Rengstorff Park safer and more pleasant for the many residents there without cars. “If you feel unsafe, you are going to feel stressed, you are going to feel marginalized. There is large number of people interested in riding but they don’t feel safe, so they don’t.� Cordero said he agreed that the Rengstorff area is “pretty underserved.� “When you build good bike infrastructure, such as buffered bike lanes, people feel safer,� Cordero said. “And ultimately, I think it really improves the community.� San Jose is a good example of a city “systematically� improving its bike network, Cordero said. “I work in downtown San Jose and the transformation there has been amazing.� Cordero said, referring to 6 miles of new “extra-buffer bike lanes� there, including some that create a protected bike lane between parked cars and the curb. Cordero also points to the Shoreline Boulevard overpass over Highway 101 as another dangerous place for cyclists, and says a brightly-painted bike lane where speeding cars cross paths with cyclists to get on and off the freeway would be a big help. “I would invite the City Council members to do that ride themselves,� Cordero said of that section of Shoreline he uses to get to Gold’s Gym, and which numerous Google employees might also bike if it were safer. “Then they might feel more motivated to find a solution. Maybe we should start doing rides around Mountain View with City Council members.� Phillips had similar comments. “It’s like nobody has gone along my route of travel and said, ‘How can you get safely down this street?’� Phillips said. Phillips said one her pet peeves is garbage cans left in bike lanes, which can cause a danger for her and her son when she has to ride around them. “I feel like the city is focused on cars and not on bicyclists or pedestrians, which is a shame,� Phillips said. “I find so many place are easily bike-able, even with a small kid. The distances aren’t huge. It’s the logistics, like crossing El Camino Real.�

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In the case of retired cabinet maker Bob Easthope, it took sessions once a week for a year to treat his back pain, which would cause spasms so bad that he couldn’t work. He says his posture isn’t perfect now, but he’s no longer in pain. And he ascribes it to an empowering awareness of his posture. “When I’m walking down University Avenue in Palo Alto, I’ll look over in the windows and see how I’m standing,” Easthope said. “Sometimes I’ll catch myself in my old position.” Ben-Yehuda tells her students to “just think up” so that the better posture they’ve learned kicks in. In his first lesson, Easthope said Ben-Yehuda “put me in the right position and it just didn’t feel right at all. If you are used to standing incorrectly then that just becomes the norm.” And it turns out that bad posture is the norm for a lot of people, especially in Silicon Valley. Ben-Yehuda says many of her students have back pain from sitting at computers all day. Laptop computers are major culprit, she says, encouraging people to hunch over. While it has yet to go mainstream in the U.S., the Alexander Technique has long been popular in Britain. In the U.S. it’s more prevalent among dancers, musi-

cians and actors to improve performance and reduce pain. Benefits from the Alexander Technique have been confirmed in several studies, including a 2008 study published in the British Medical Journal, which found that 24 lessons “taught by registered teachers provides long-term benefits for patients with chronic or recurrent low back pain.” Even a year later, patients reported 86 percent fewer “days in pain” after the sessions, according to the study. The technique was developed beginning in the 1890s by Frederick Matthias Alexander, an Australian orator and actor who, through determined trial and error in front of a mirror, figured out that his posture, and the way he threw his head back, was the reason he was losing his voice during performances. He became a guru of posture and balance sought out by people all over the world. He often diagnosed them at a glance, and lifted them out of unconscious habits through repeated lessons, as Ben-Yehuda does today. “Alexander established not only the beginnings of a farreaching science of the apparently involuntary movement we call reflexes, but a technique of correction and self control which forms a substantial addition to our very slender resources in personal education,” wrote the playwright George Bernard Shaw,

a student of Alexander’s who suffered after years of hunching over a typewriter. Mountain View resident Sharon Gourdji had similar problems after working on her doctoral dissertation, sitting at a desk for 80 hours a week. She’s been seeing Ben-Yehuda for the last three months to treat lower back pain and numbness in her arms, which she says is mostly gone now. “I have a tendency to look down,” Gourdji said. Her lessons with Ben-Yehuda taught her that when she holds her head up “everything falls into alignment. When you hold your head up and your shoulders don’t round forward, then your lower back will naturally go underneath the rest of your body.” The relationship between the head, neck and spine is key, BenYehuda says, and holding your head wrong can put as much as 20 extra pounds of stress on your spine and back muscles. “As your body is relieved of the weight of the head, the back will tend to open,” Ben-Yehuda says. People can actually become wider and taller, creating a change in presence that others notice. BenYehuda often instructs her students in allowing their shoulders to drop, as stress causes them to become hunched. Other lessons might involve proper alignment of the hips, which are frequently too far forward, she says.

As part of her lessons, BenYehuda instructs students in “constructive rest.” It involves laying on a thinly padded firm surface, such as a carpeted floor, with knees up in a semi-supine position to allow the back to lay flat. Laying in a bed doesn’t work because it’s too soft and it’s hard to tell where your body is in space, Ben-Yehuda says. “It’s not like a massage, but it kind of is,” Easthope said of the constructive rest, which involves Ben-Yehuda moving the arms, legs, shoulders and head to promote relaxation. “I would feel really relaxed when I left there.” Making a change in posture is not as simple as it sounds, BenYehuda says, and would require tremendous effort if a teacher isn’t involved. “It’s like a gradual thing, you just don’t do it instantly,” Easthope said. “I don’t think anyone is going to get anywhere if they only go for a month or something like that.” For those inclined to dance, Ben-Yehuda is teaching an introductory workshop on the Alexander Technique for dancers on Sept. 22 at the Cheryl Burke Dance Studio from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $25. More on the event is at cherylburkedance. com. Ben-Yehuda’s website is at

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he day before Halloween in 2007, Sunnyvale resident Fred Burgener got the fright of his life. As he pulled up to a stoplight on Fair Oaks Boulevard in Sunnyvale, a grisly spectacle came running toward him: a terrified young girl, her face covered in blood, he said. “I saw her running down the street. She was bleeding from her mouth and really shaken up,” he said, recalling that she also had a black eye. Jolted by what he saw, Burgener quickly stepped out of his car and made eye contact with her. He pointed to the vehicle, asking her if she wanted to get in. She did. Once she was inside, he tried to discern what had occurred. “She just kept saying, ‘Go fast, go fast,’” he said. Burgener had happened upon the victim of a brutal sexual assault, beating and kidnapping that originated in Palo Alto. He is one of hundreds of Bay Area residents who have come


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education with 20th Century tools.” Besides his concern that EDI could be short-changing kids, the teacher also said it felt like the system was forced upon district faculty by an administration with little interest in listening to feedback from instructors, parents or kids. “It just felt like there was no real space to say anything,” the teacher said. “It was just basically, ‘This is what we’re doing; follow it.’” Superintendent Craig Goldman said that he expected the program would have its detractors. “With any initiative that requires a change in protocol, I would expect some resistance,” Goldman said. “There is actually broad support for the program amongst our teachers, largely because it really just combines a variety of best practices in a way that resonates with teachers.” During an EDI lesson, children are picked to answer questions randomly, their names pulled from a jar; or all the students respond at once, scrawling solutions to math problems on a white board, for example, then holding the boards up for the teacher to see — a process that shows teachers who understands and who doesn’t. Those who do get it may move on to a worksheet, while those who don’t can

across acts of violence, accidents or lost and wandering persons and who stopped to help. These Good Samaritans could have turned away and not gotten involved — many times people do, said Cindy Hendrickson, Santa Clara County supervising deputy district attorney, who has prosecuted violent-crime cases in which people refused to aid victims and witnesses would not testify. But people who have become rescuers instead stepped out of their comfort zones, in some cases risked their own lives in the process. The 17-year-old Gunn High School student that Burgener helped had been kidnapped from her apartment-building garage. Her assailant — Todd David Burpee, a 2006 Palo Alto High School graduate — smashed her head on the pavement until she passed out, then dragged her into his gold, four-door, 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass and drove away. Beaten and sexually assaulted, she only escaped after he had parked

his car and entered his Sunnyvale apartment. He assumed he had killed her during the attack, according to court papers. He was later convicted of the crimes and received 43 years to life in prison. Burgener testified at the trial. The day the girl ran toward him in many ways changed his life, he said. A self-described “ordinary guy with an ordinary life,” he suddenly wound up in the media spotlight. He also paid a significant price for his good deed. On the day of the incident, he lost his job as a Union Pacific Railroad engineer because he was distracted by the events. He was not paying attention to safety procedures, he said. It took 11/2 years — including a second tour of duty in Iraq — before the union successfully got his job back.

get a little extra coaching. “EDI ensures that students are called on in a fair manner that keeps them engaged,” Goldman said. “Everyone has had the experience where a few children are raising their hands and getting all the attention. We’ve learned from EDI that children who were not getting called on are now appreciating the opportunity to shine.” While it may be that some students like the random system, many others do not, the teacher said. It makes some children uncomfortable. “It was like a gotcha thing all the time,” the teacher said of EDI. And if students feel they are constantly under the gun with the system, so do many faculty members. “The choice to use EDI, and when to use it and how to use it — we didn’t have any control over that.” Not following the protocol made the teacher feel “delinquent.” Nicole Pelton, who has a son at Castro, said she is concerned her child will be held back by EDI. Her son is a fast learner, Pelton said via an email to the Voice. Pelton said he has told her that it often feels like a waste of time when his teacher picks a student at random to answer a question he or she may not understand — especially when her son does know the answer. Considering how much money went into the implementation of EDI, Pelton said she would like to see it working better for her son.

The district used a sizable chunk of a $1 million Google grant to purchase the rights to the system from the company that created the EDI program and get it up and running. “EDI just seems a step in the wrong direction, and a very expensive one,” Pelton said. Goldman doesn’t agree. “In one year alone, since beginning to implement EDI, we’ve had significant growth in this district’s test scores,” the superintendent noted, pointing to recently released state numbers, which show that almost 4 percent more MV Whisman students are proficient in English and language arts, and 2 percent more are proficient in math. “It’s difficult to understand individuals who think EDI is not having a positive impact,” Goldman said. “It would make sense that as we get better at implementing EDI, we will see continued gains.” It may be that as time passes EDI will be accepted by more teachers, but the anonymous teacher predicted that much of the acceptance of the system will be reluctant. Greater efforts need to be made to reach out to the faculty and find out what all the teachers truly think about EDI, the instructor said. “I don’t want to make a spectacle of Mountain View Whisman. I just want to help the district grow. We need to hear each other out.”

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Jan. 26, 2011, Gagni had plenty of reasons not to get involved with strangers. He has been the victim of three separate violent crimes in his 22 years working at 7-Eleven stores, he said. Assailants pointed guns at him during two robberies. In the third, the thief pointed a 12-inch knife at his back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was so long, I thought that if he stabs me here, I can see the knife if it goes through my stomach,â&#x20AC;? he said. But his life experiences have also given him reasons for compassion, he said. When a hysterical woman in her 20s entered the store at 2:30 a.m. that January day, Gagni might have been forgiven for throwing her out. She was wearing only an oversized T-shirt and holding her shoes, he remembered. Instead, he listened to what she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Someone is trying to kill me,â&#x20AC;? he recalled she said. Gagni, 65, looked outside to make sure no one was following the woman. The car she had driven to get there had lost a tire, and she had been driving on the rim, he said. He called 9-1-1. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had no doubt at all. It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enter my mind to push her out of

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City needs to ramp up its cycling effort

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hen it comes to supporting the biking community, Mountain View gets high marks for pushing through big projects like the Stevens Creek and Permanente Creek bike bridges that give cyclists a safe way to reach jobs in the East Bayshore as well as Shoreline Park. But as cyclists have pointed out recently, when compared to Palo Alto and some other nearby cities, Mountain View comes up short in many respects, due to its lack of support for improving its network of bike lanes and bike boulevards. On the positive side, the city can boast that the latest census data shows 4.1 percent of city residents commute by bike, more than doubling the last count in 2000. But that number could be even higher if the city provided safer and faster options for cyclists to get around town. Janet LaFleur, a cyclist and a blogger, told the Voice last week that, “Mountain View used to be in the forefront but lately it’s kind of lagged.” Certainly the city could open more bike lanes and provide other amenities for cyclists who commute or simply are out to enjoy some exercise. Already, an initiative led by Jarrett Mullen called the Rengstorff Great Streets Initiative has laid out a blueprint for a good start. Mullen wants improved bike lanes and traffic calming on some of the city’s most dangerous and most biked streets, including Rengstorff Avenue and California Street, a pair of roads that since 2007 have seen 58 collisions involving bicycles, thankfully none of them fatal. Many of Mullen’ common sense suggestions would not be costly but simply refocus the city transportation policy to give more priority to the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. If successful in getting more bikes on the road, it could lower pressure on major streets and freeways that are now choked with traffic. Here are some ideas from Mullen’s website:

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■ Widen bike lanes on major arterial streets like Shoreline Boulevard and California Street by removing traffic lanes. ■ Create protected bike lanes by moving cars out from the

curb, removing the threat of motorists opening their car door in front of a cyclist. ■ Use brightly colored “sharrows” where cars and bikes share the road. Some of these options would not be costly, but others could be expensive. This could make giving bikes priority a difficult sell, but in the long run, we believe many residents would be supportive, especially if it makes their own street a safer, calmer place. One of the best ways for Mountain View to get more cyclists on the road is to develop safe bike lanes on the city’s most dangerous street for bicyclists, El Camino Real. The City Council opposed a regional plan to add bus rapid transit lanes and bike lanes, even though the Bicycling and Pedestrian Advisory Committee supports installing bike lanes on the busy 6-lane north-south arterial. There have been 47 bike-related injuries on El Camino Real since 2007. All this is not to say that the city is standing still, although its 54 miles of bike trails has not grown much in the past few years. Lack of funding is a hanging up two projects — a bike lane on Calderon from Villa Street to El Camino Real for $340,000 and a much more expensive project for a bike lane on San Antonio Road between California Street and El Camino that would require major street and median modifications. While these are worthy projects, perhaps the city’s money could be better spent on the streets and intersections where bike collisions have most often occurred. As the home of Google, Mountain View should be in the forefront of providing more and safer bike lanes in all areas of the city. Many leaders around the country are finding out that being able to safely get around a city on a bicycle is a major factor when rating the quality of life of a city. Mountain View has a lot to offer cyclists now, but much more should be done to allow the city’s bicyclists to feel safe and make bicycling the attractive alternative it ought to be.


DOG LICENSE AMNESTY During the month of September, Palo Alto Animal Services (PAAS) is offering AMNESTY for Dog Licenses. No citations, late fees, or penalties apply during September. This benefits dogs in Mountain View as well as Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Palo Alto. To acquire a license, you must provide proof of a current rabies vaccination. If your dog has not been vaccinated within the past three years, you can bring him to PAAS for the Wednesday vaccination clinics — Sept. 19 and 26 between noon and 1 p.m. The vaccines

are provided at cost, just $6, during September. If weekends are more convenient, bring your dog to “Responsible Dog Owner’s Day,” on Saturday, Sept. 22. During this special event — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — you can get a $6 rabies vaccination and a license. The shelter is located at3281 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. All the money from dog licensing is income for PAAS. The license and rabies shot are good for your dog, and the small fee you pay for the license (averaging less than $2 per month over the time allotted) is Continued on next page September 14, 2012 ■ Mountain View Voice ■ ■



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needed income for the shelter. PAAS is still fighting to survive, and license fees can be a big factor in helping the shelter continue to save the lives of animals. Scottie Zimmerman, Palo Alto

REWARDING CRIME ENCOURAGES CRIMINALS The Sept. 7 issue of the Voice had a long article about young people who had been brought into our country by their parents, illegally, and have lived here for more than five years without committing a serious crime. They are now eligible to get work permits and to have access to colleges at low cost as residents. Their parents violated our immigration laws when they brought the kids here, so they committed a crime. If we now reward the kids, and their parents, with the new benefits that President Obama has promised, that will encourage more parents in other countries to commit the same crime and bring their young kids into the U.S. illegally. All of our laws should be enforced, unless they are determined to be incorrect or unnecessary, in which case they should be revised or eliminated. Few people are advocating that we eliminate our immigration laws, so they should be enforced. When we enforce those laws there will be fewer people breaking the laws. Charlie Larson, Sylvan Avenue




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Workforce housing, as demanded by ABAG (Association of Bay Area Governments) is the game of the day in Silicon Valley. The requirement to provide cubicle, multi-story housing in Mountain View is driving out dozens, if not hundreds, of small and mediumsized businesses. Sales tax revenue is down as Sears, BMW and other large retailers are driven out — and hotel tax is diminished as the low-end motels on El Camino Real are bulldozed for housing. Now the city geniuses allow Ross, BevMo! and other medium-sized businesses to be driven out for workforce housing. Small neighborhood restaurants are driven out and Castro Street becomes a loud, bawdy recluse for the high-tech workers who live in the cubicles. What kind of road map is this? Donald Letcher, N. Rengstorff Aveune

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acarons might be usurping the onceuntouchable throne of the gourmet cupcake. As the new kid on the block of Californian food trends, this French delicacy (pronounced mack-ah-ROHN) throws heaps of sugar out of the equation, opting instead for a more delicate balance between flavor and sweetness. Currently, macarons can be found locally at the newly opened La Boulange downtown as well as in Town and Country’s Douce France. They’re also the centerpiece at Chantal Guillon, Palo Alto’s newest and possibly most authentic macaron shop. Here, the cupcake-chic look seen at Kara’s Cupcakes and Sprinkles has a twist of Parisian flair. The entire store is stark white 20

with only subtle splashes of color — a hot-pink flower pot here, a lime-green picture frame there — leaving the macarons at the center of attention. The edible creations come in many bright colors and flavors, such as pistachio, lavender poppy, lemon, dark chocolate, vanilla and green tea. Seasonal flavors include lemon, passion fruit, apricot, red velvet and Earl Grey Tea. “Coming to the Chantal Guillon store is a full experience by itself,” the namesake owner wrote in an email. “As we say in France, ‘You start to eat with your eyes.’” The little treats, most not much bigger than a Snapple cap, are often described as “sandwiches” in their structure, with crisp outer shells as the “bread” and a fruity, soft ganache (a mixture of

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cream and chocolate roughly the consistency of marzipan) as the “meat.” Although there are many variations on this popular pastry, the “sandwich” style is the most common. It may seem a passing trend, yet the macaron dates back to 16th-century Italy where it was first presented by the chef of Catherine de Medici. Originally a simple cookie, the macaron became a two-tiered treat at the beginning of the 20th century. Since then, it has remained enormously popular within French tea salons and begun to infiltrate the upscale pastry elite. According to Time magazine, the macaron did not begin its “global conquest” until 2005, when the first store outside of France was opened in London. Later, macarons came to America and were tested in Starbucks, sold from mobile macaron trucks and featured on television. As with its cupcake predecessors, the macaron has undergone an artisan-ingredient metamorphosis. Upscale macaron shops insist on using the finest ingredients, as does Guillon. “When I arrived in the U.S., I did not find the macarons the way I liked (them): light, crunchy, moist and with honest flavors,” Guillon said. “So I decided to come back to the Continued on page 22


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traditional ‘Parisian macarons’ made with ganache filling instead of ... buttercream which is, to my taste, heavier.” Guillon said the quality of her macarons drives some of her most important business decisions, including refusing to sell her macarons anywhere outside of a Chantal Guillon shop. “I care too much about the quality of our macarons to expand in wholesale market,” she said. “It is very important to me to continue to satisfy my customers and have a direct contact with them.” Guillon’s focus on customer service stems from her native France. In Europe, she said: “You do your groceries on your neighborhood street ... people recognize you, serve you with attention, know what you like and advise you about new arrivals. And in my own way, I wanted to recreate a part of what I knew and what I believe people need: to feel special and keep it personalized.” Part of keeping the macarons special is continually making new flavors. Chantal works closely with the pastry chef to cook up new tastes, and takes the process very seriously, said a Palo Alto store manager who declined to give her name. “Originally she did not want to do the red-velvet flavor,” the manager said. “She wanted only French flavors, but she finally caved, and it is one of our most popular sellers.” Guillon’s macarons are hardly low-maintenance. Every morning a fresh batch is shipped from San Francisco where they are hand-made in a factory. “We use California almonds and all the principal ingredients from here and the recipes from France,” the manager said. In this way, Chantal Guillon becomes a fusion of French and Californian tradition. Another one of Chantal’s popular attractions is the high-end French tea that the store sells

by the cup and by the box. The Mariage Freres brand is popular in France and widely recognized as high-quality tea. “We have black, green, red teas,” the manager said. “People certainly come for the brand.” The store also houses a competitive Belgian barista who has been working on designing a signature coffee drink for the Chantal Guillon franchise. “We think something with the ganache,” the barista said. “We want it to be original.” Also in the name of originality, the store serves a small ice cream treat with each cup of coffee: individually wrapped gelato dipped in chocolate. “We wanted something to differentiate ourselves from all the other coffee shops,” the manager said. The Bacetti, as the cold treat is called, is a creation of Guillon’s children. Chantal Guillon is very much a family business. “My son is managing the production of both products, Bacetti and macarons, and my daughter is involved in all different matter from managing to marketing and sales,” Guillon said. While the original store is in San Francisco, Guillon said her instinct led her to Palo Alto’s downtown. “When I arrived in Palo Alto I just felt in love,” Guillon said. “I felt that Palo Alto had an amazing community spirit and the great open mind and energy of a large city.”

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(Century 16) Till now, the premier divorce comedies have been to some degree meanspirited, from “His Girl Friday” to “War of the Roses.” But screenwriters Rashida Jones and Will McCormack have devised a kinder, gentler divorce comedy in “Celeste and Jesse Forever.”A “rom com” that plays off of or squirms out of the cliches, the film stars Jones and Andy Samberg as the title characters, high school sweethearts who got married but eventually hit a wall. Now six months separated and heading for a divorce, their relationship is, ironically, stronger than ever — as inseparable best friends. But unresolved romantic feelings have lingered, consciously for Jesse and perhaps unconsciously for Celeste. Even at a slim 91 minutes, the picture feels padded with too much material that’s dead on arrival.. Samberg decently holds up his end of the hipster duet, and McCormack puts in a nice supporting turn as a friend of Jesse’s, but it’s Jones who easily walks off with the movie, flimsy though it may be. Rated R for language, sexual content and drug use. One hour, 32 minutes.— P.C.

COMPLIANCE--(Century 16) Fair warning: “Compliance” will make you squirm. This psychodrama of ill-advised behavior may well leave you feeling dirty as well, for what you’ve watched helplessly and perhaps for what you’ve countenanced as an American citizen. On the face of it, “Compliance” dramatizes an incident of sanctioned abuse. It’s a hectic night at ChickWich, made worse when manager Sandra (Ann Dowd) gets a call from a man (Pat Healy) claiming to be a police officer named Daniels. Daniels explains that a customer has reported a theft and pins the crime on low-level employee Becky (Dreama Walker). Claiming to be tied up with a search of Becky’s home, Daniels enlists Sandra to serve as an unofficial deputy: She will have to search Becky, he explains, and hold her until he can arrive. Daniels consistently tests Sandra’s limits, which seem to know no bounds. She agrees to strip-search Becky, and this first in a series of violations emboldens Daniels to sexually tempt men to do his bidding. These crimes of obedience may at first seem as incredible as they are outrageous, but it doesn’t take much digging to recall historical precedents, from Nazi Germany to the infamous Milgram Experiment. Or one can simply take “Compliance” at face value, as a seedy true-crime story, made all the more unsettling by the subtle cues of a crack cast of character actors. That view has led many to reject the controversial film as mere exploitation, but Zobel’s narrative control shows restraint, betraying none of the characters’ concealed pleasure or willful moral denial. Rated R for language and sexual content/nudity. One hour, 30 minutes.— P.C.


(Century 16, Century 20) Down where the willows weep, in rural Virginia, three brothers made names for themselves as moonshiners. Their story comes back to life in “Lawless,” a fact-based crime drama that’s as tough-minded as they come. Shia LaBeouf is a Prohibition-era bootlegger, running liquor around the county, one car-length ahead of opportunistic rivals and federal agents. The screen Jack has an inferiority complex: Treated like the runt of Continued on next page

2016: Obama’s America (PG) Century 16: 11:35 a.m.; 4:25, 6:50 & 9:05 p.m.; Fri. also at 1:55 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. also at 2:10 p.m. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) Stanford Theatre: Fri.-Sun. at 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. also at 3:50 p.m. Arbitrage (R) Aquarius Theatre: 1:45, 4:15, 7 & 9:30 p.m. The Birds (1963) Century 16: Wed. at 2 & 7 p.m. Century 20: Wed. at 2 & 7 p.m. Palo Alto Square: Wed. at 2 & 7 p.m. Bombay Mail (1934) Stanford Theatre: Fri.-Sun. at 6:10 & 9:50 p.m. The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) (( Century 16: Noon, 3, 6:20 & 9:35 p.m. Century 20: 1, 4, 7 & 10 p.m. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Century 16: Thu. at 2 & 7 p.m. Century 20: Thu. at 2 & 7 p.m. The Campaign (R) ((1/2 Century 20: 12:25, 3, 5:25, 7:50 & 10:20 p.m. The Cold Light of Day (PG-13) Century 16: 11:25 a.m.; 2, 4:35, 7:30 & 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 12:30, 5:40 & 10:20 p.m. Century 16: 11 a.m.; The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) (((( 2:30, 6:05 & 9:35 p.m. Century 20: 12:50, 4:40 & 8:20 p.m. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG) (( Century 20: 11:30 a.m.; 1:50, 4:15, 6:35 & 9 p.m. The Expendables 2 (R) Century 16: 11 a.m.; 1:30, 4, 7:10 & 9:45 p.m. Century 20: 11:55 a.m.; 2:30, 5, 7:30 & 10 p.m. Finding Nemo 3D (G) Century 16: 12:10 p.m. (standard 2D); In 3D at 11 a.m.; 1:40, 3:10, 4:25, 6:10, 7:10, 8:50 & 9:55 p.m. Century 20: 12:55 & 3:35 p.m. (standard 2D); In 3D at 11:15 a.m.; noon, 1:50, 2:40, 4:25, 5:20, 6:15, 7, 8, 8:55, 9:35 & 10:35 p.m. For a Good Time, Call... (R) Century 16: 11:30 a.m.; 2:15, 4:40, 7:35 & 10 p.m. Glenn Beck’s Unelectable II Live (PG-13) Century 16: Thu. at 8 p.m. Century 20: Thu. at 8 p.m. Palo Alto Square: Thu. at 8 p.m. The Good Fairy (1935) Stanford Theatre: Wed. & Thu. at 5:40 & 9:15 p.m. Century 16: 11:20 a.m.; 1:55, Hope Springs (PG-13) ((( 4:20, 7 & 9:25 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m.; 1:45, 4:10, 6:50 & 9:20 p.m. Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) Century 20: 11:35 a.m.; 1:55, 4:30, 6:50 & 9:10 p.m. Century 16: 11 a.m.; 1:35, 4:10 & 9:40 Lawless (R) ((( p.m.; Sun. also at 7 p.m. Century 20: 11:40 a.m.; 2:15, 4:55, 7:35 & 10:15 p.m. Little Man, What Now? (1934) Stanford Theatre: Wed. & Thu. at 7:30 p.m. The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG) Century 16: 11:10 a.m.; 1:40, 4:10, 6:40 & 9:10 p.m. Century 20: 12:15, 2:45, 5:10, 7:40 & 10:15 p.m. ParaNorman (PG) ((1/2 Century 16: 11:20 a.m.; 1:40, 4:05, 6:30 & 9 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m.; 1:35, 3:55, 6:40 & 9:05 p.m. The Possession (PG-13) Century 16: 11:40 a.m.; 2:05, 4:30, 7:20 & 9:40 p.m. Century 20: 11:30 a.m.; 1:45, 2:55, 4:05, 6:55, 8 & 9:15 p.m. Premium Rush (PG-13) Century 16: 11:50 a.m.; 2:25, 4:40, 7:40 & 10 p.m. Century 20: 11:45 a.m.; 2:15, 4:35, 7:05 & 9:25 p.m. Queen: Live in Budapest Aquarius Theatre: Thu. at 7:30 p.m. Resident Evil: Retribution (R) Century 16: 1:30 p.m.; In 3D at 11 a.m.; 4:15, 7:20 & 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 11:25 a.m. & 4:15 p.m.; In 3D at 12:35, 1:50, 3, 5:25, 6:45, 7:55, 9:15 & 10:25 p.m. Century 20: 11:50 a.m.; 2:20, Robot & Frank (PG-13) ((( 4:45, 7:10 & 9:30 p.m. Palo Alto Square: 2, 5 & 7:25 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. also at 9:45 p.m. Palo Alto Square: 1:45, 4:30 & Ruby Sparks (R) (((1/2 7:15 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. also at 9:50 p.m. Samsara (PG-13) Guild Theatre: 1:30, 4:15, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Aquarius Theatre: 2:30, 4:45, Sleepwalk with Me ((1/2 7:30 & 9:55 p.m. The Words (PG-13) (( Century 16: 11:15 a.m.; 1:45, 4:30, 7:30 & 9:55 p.m. Century 20: 11:45 a.m.; 2:25, 4:50, 7:20 & 9:45 p.m.

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(Century 16, Century 20) Norman sees dead people, but he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tremble like Haley Joel Osment of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sixth Sense.â&#x20AC;? Instead, the 11-year-old greets the deceased like old friends in directors Sam Fell and Chris Butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stop-motion animated comedy. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much to applaud in the charming first act that develops the characters and establishes the small-township setting with incredible detail. Norman Babcock (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let Me Inâ&#x20AC;?) is a sensitive soul, branded as the local freak and bullied at middle school. Aardman veteran Fell and first-time screenwriter Butler (storyboard supervisor of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coralineâ&#x20AC;?) excel at creating a delightful character piece. But once the plot unleashes the walking dead, the brain of the screenplay seems half-eaten by zombies. The story spins into a protracted and all-too-familiar chase scene. Drawing parallels between the 18th-century witchhunts and the bullying of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;freaks,â&#x20AC;? the message becomes murky. The notion that fear breeds bullying, as well as mob violence, seems simplistic and clouds the real theme of forgiveness. Wonderful stop-motion and immersive 3-D techniques

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(Palo Alto Square) In â&#x20AC;&#x153;Robot & Frank,â&#x20AC;? a robot helps a fading old man to see life, and himself, more clearly. The robot is a gift from son (James Marsden) to father (Frank Langella), intended to troubleshoot the dementia of retired â&#x20AC;&#x153;second-story manâ&#x20AC;? Frank. Frankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s initial reaction â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to leave me with this death machine?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; turns to opportunism when he realizes that the robot isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t programmed to be law-abiding or moralistic: Its only concern is Frankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mental and physical health. And so Frank makes the case that the best way to keep his mind active isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the gardening the robot proposes, but planning burglaries. The film operates on a humble scale, with small gestures of futurism and an uncluttered visual and narrative style. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a deftly handled subplot involving the local librarian (Susan Sarandon), who takes an interest in Frank. And thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s some good humor in the robot/Frank relationship to counterbalance the poignancy of his fading days. Though the audience may be tempted to humanize the robot (Peter Sarsgaard), the film excels most as a showcase for the still-crafty, supremely human Langella. Whether being grumpy or sly or existentially fretful, Langella makes a great case for the power of the screen to be a looking glass. Rated PG-13 for language. One hour, 30 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; P.C.


(Aquarius) In association with WBEZ Chicago, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this American life: Mike Birbigliaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. The comedian brings his best-known story to the big screen in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sleepwalk with Me,â&#x20AC;? an indie comedy-drama co-written and co-produced by â&#x20AC;&#x153;This American Lifeâ&#x20AC;? host Ira Glass. That Birbiglia has already told this story before â&#x20AC;&#x201D; on â&#x20AC;&#x153;This American Life,â&#x20AC;? in his one-man off-Broadway show, and a best-selling non-fiction book â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is part of the problem. Film isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the best medium for this story. Nevertheless, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sleepwalk with Meâ&#x20AC;? gets by on its humble charms as it tells the story of aspiring stand-up comic Matt Pandamiglio (Birbiglia, natch) and his strug-

gles with commitment and REM behavior disorder. Matt has an eight-year relationship with girlfriend Abby (Lauren Ambrose), but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pushing his luck by dodging the question he ought to be popping. Mattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hapless clambering in the comedy world, a painful ascent thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s realistically slow, is the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most convincingly portrayed aspect and presents the most intriguing dilemma. As a veteran comic (Marc Maron) teaches Matt that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to have to start telling some hard truths about his life: Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where the good material lives. But once Matt goes there, he has an act he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel comfortable letting Abby hear. At the bottom line, Birbigliaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film version of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sleepwalk with Meâ&#x20AC;? may be a bit fitful and tentative, but the story remains resonant, with its hidden-in-plain-sight metaphor of drifting unconsciously through life. Not rated. One hour, 30 minutes.â&#x20AC;&#x201D; P.C.

THE WORDS-(Century 16, Century 20) Identity theft gets a fresh spin in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Words,â&#x20AC;? an ensemble drama exploring moral crimes in the literary sphere. The filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s framing device finds bestselling author Clay Hammond (Dennis Quaid) conducting an extensive public reading including to hot literary groupie Daniella (Olivia Wilde). Hammondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story tells of Rory Jansen (Bradley Cooper). Talented but unpublishable, Rory accidentally gets his hands on a long-lost unpublished manuscript while on a Paris honeymoon with sweetheart Dora (Zoe Saldana). Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a soulful novel that shames Rory in its brilliance. He makes a Faustian bargain with himself, seizing his dreams by selling someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soul. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all well and good until an old man (Jeremy Irons) shows up to claim authorship of the now widely acclaimed bestseller. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Wordsâ&#x20AC;? is a fairly straightforward yarn with bluntly articulated themes of Regret, Guilt, Misplaced Trust and the Vagaries of Fate. The direction by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal is sturdy enough, as are the performances by Irons and Cooper. But while Marcelo Zarvosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Philip Glass-lite score tries to convince us weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re watching â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hours,â&#x20AC;? itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to care about much of anything in this work of fiction about a work of fiction thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s either a couched confession or an artful â&#x20AC;&#x153;lie that tells the truth.â&#x20AC;? Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking. One hour, 36 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; P.C.

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the litter by brothers Forrest (Tom Hardy) and Howard (Jason Clarke), immature Jack lets his eagerness to prove his worth inform his every decision. On the face of it, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lawlessâ&#x20AC;? may seem like nothing more than an artfully rendered tale of turpitude, and perhaps it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. But to some degree, the pointlessness is the point. As Jack explains in voice-over, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something â&#x20AC;&#x153;indifferentâ&#x20AC;? about the universe that allowed these events to unfold, and references to â&#x20AC;&#x153;warâ&#x20AC;? easily imply a correspondence to the pointless â&#x20AC;&#x153;War on Drugsâ&#x20AC;? and modern Prohibition. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a story of men immune to Depression, as they break the law with impunity. The film proves equally adept at dealing out swift brutality and lively marginalia. The film focuses on an ages-old masculine code of survival at any cost and prideful protection of reputation and, by extension, legacy. In recounting â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Great Franklin County Moonshine Conspiracy,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lawlessâ&#x20AC;? does not lack for local color and local legend. Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity. One hour, 56 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; P.C.

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‘Water’ A Group Exhibit Thirty Bay Area artists display water-themed artwork during the “Water” exhibit at Gallery 9. Artists explore the theme through a variety of media. Meet the artists on Sept. 7, 5-8 p.m. Exhibit runs through Sept. 29. Gallery 9 hours: 11-5 p.m.; Sun., 12-4 p.m. Gallery 9-Los Altos, 143 Main St., Los Altos. Abstract painting and sculpture exhibit This exhibit will present Gertie Mellon’s latest abstract paintings which draw from her relationship with her urban surrounding. Lidija Tkalcevic’s expressive figurative work will also be shown. Sept. 18-Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-3261668. Landscapes here and there New Pastel Paintings by Terri Ford chronicles the past two years of Ford’s career as artist and teacher. Reception to meet the artist Sept. 15, 3-6 p.m. at the gallery. Gallery closes 3 p.m. on Sunday. Exhibit shows from Sept. 4-29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. free Viewpoints Gallery, 315 State St., Los Altos. www.

AUDITIONS Stanford Symphonic chorus auditions The public can join Stanford University’s largest choral ensemble. Auditions for tenors and basses. Sept. 20 and 22. Contact director Stephen Sano to schedule an audition. Braun Music Center, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. Call 650-723-1570. www.

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. Beliefs about being a mom An opportunity to investigate beliefs about being a mom. Mothers may experience: breakthroughs in relationships, improvement in depression, empathy for themselves and others or a sense of peace. Sept. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. $30. 518 Byron St., Palo Alto. Call 408-480-5955. Design for Superheroes Beginning with some of the first industrial designs, such as for cars and trains from nearly 100 years ago, students discover the continuing influences of design in today’s world. Class projects are design challenges for objects. 10 and up. Sept. 15-22, 1-3 p.m. $55 members/$65 non-members. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-321-1004. Electrostatics and electromagnetism Students learn the basics of the early electrical sciences (starting from early experiments with static electricity up through the basics of electromagnetism) through stories, hands-on demonstrations, and the construction of take-home projects. Ages 10 and up. Sept. 15-22, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $65 members/$75 non-members. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-321-1004. 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 build a crystal radio Students learn to build a crystal radio. Elements include winding coils, drilling a mounting board, arranging components, and wiring the set according to

a schematic. Students will explore the history of radio dating back to Tesla and Marconi. Ages 10 and up. Sept. 16, 1-3:30 p.m. $70 Members/$80 Non-Members. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-321-1004. Solar electric class Informational class on solar rebates, tax credits, solar installation issues, photovoltaic technologies, environmental benefits of solar power, choosing a solar installer and economic considerations for homeowners considering solar power. Sept. 15, 1:30-3 p.m. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 408-761-2029. ClassesandEvents.html Yoga 101 This four-week workshop series is designed specifically for the absolute beginner or anyone wanting a step-by-step review of the basics. Sept. 8-29, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. $50. Blue Iris Studio, 3485 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Call 650-858-1440. adm/home.asp?studioid=20841 Yoga with Music in the Park Attendees stretch to live music by Herb Moore, guided through easy yoga poses to integrate into a regular routine. They will practice mindfulness in breath and movement. All levels welcome. Sept. 15, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $31. Common Ground Garden Supply and Education, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-493-6072.

COMMUNITY EVENTS PAMP Children’s Moon Festival A festival for the entire family that includes a petting zoo, craft activities, music, story telling, martial arts performances, and lantern parade. Sept. 16, 3-6:30 p.m. Free for members, $5 for nonmembers. Mitchell Park Bowl, Palo Alto. www.

DANCE Social ballroom dancing Lessons at 8 p.m. are foxtrot for beginning and intermediate levels, followed by dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. No experience or partner necessary; dressy casual attire is preferred. Sept. 14, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. $9 includes refreshments. Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-395-8847.

ENVIRONMENT Robots and humans Robotics is rapidly expanding into the human environment. The new generation of robots will touch people’s lives in homes, workplaces, and communities. Dr. Ousamma Khatib, professor of computer science at Stanford University, will discuss new design concepts for human-friendly robots and techniques. Sept. 19, 7-9 p.m. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 650-289-5428.

EXHIBITS Art exhibit: ‘Encountering Sofia’ The inaugural gallery show at the rechristened Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology), is an installation of paintings by David Cellers that celebrates the University’s renaming, and the mystery of Sofia herself: as a transcendent entity that is everywhere, in everything. Sept. 10-Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sofia Univeristy (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology), 1069 E. Meadow Circle, Palo Alto. Call 650-493-4430 x254. Explorations in Colored Pencil District Chapter 210 of the Colored Pencil Society of America presents “Explorations in Colored Pencil,” an exhibit of northern California artists working with colored pencil. Original art and prints will be for sale. The public may vote for first-, second-, and third-place People’s Choice awards, announced Sept. 22. The exhibit shows Sept. 2-Sept. 28, Free Main Street Cafe and Books, 134 Main St., Los Altos. Call 650-787-9953. www. Stanford Art Spaces - Stanford University Paintings by Manli Chao, Lucy Liew and Jingui Zhang are on exhibit at the Paul G. Allen

(C.I.S.) Art Spaces Gallery from Sept. 14-Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Stanford Art Spaces, 420 Via Palou, Stanford. Call 650-725-3622. cis.stanford. edu~marigros

FAMILY AND KIDS CTRA Fall BBQ Welcome all College Terrace residents. There will be hot dogs, veggie burgers and drinks. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share. Guest performance is by Daff Dave. Sept. 15, 3-6 p.m. Mayfield Park, next to College Terrace library, Palo Alto. Call 650-813-0793. Reptile Rumpus Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo invites the public to Reptile Rumpus. Attendees meet the JMZ’s big tortoise Edward at the newest exhibit, Tortoise Hill. There will be a variety of exotic reptiles and breakfast and coffee. This is a members-only event. Join at the door or online at Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-3266338. Rosh HaShanah program for young families Attendees can join Congregation Etz Chayim’s Young Family Event on Rosh HaShanah. The program includes puppets, stories and singing and is geared for families with children in preschool through first grade. Sept. 17, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. $18 per family. Congregation Etz Chayim, Palo Alto. Call 650-813-9094. www.etzchayim. org

FILM ‘Dirt!’ the Movie This film tells the story of tells the story of the unappreciated material underfoot. Discussion follows the film. Sept. 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m. World Centric, 2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto.

HEALTH Lunch N’ Learn -- ovarian cancer: signs, symptoms and treatment Albert Pisani M.D. and special guest Angela Moran, patient and ovarian cancer advocate, will speak. Sept. 19, 12:30-1:30 p.m. El Camino Hospital, Conference Room C, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View. Spinal/muscle-stretching workshops Three interactive workshops stressing lower and upper extremity stretching, as well as full spinal stretching, will be held with Dr. Sanaz Moeini, D.C. on three consecutive Fridays. Cost includes all three workshops. Dress comfortably. Sept. 14-28, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $20 members/$30 non members. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 650-2895428.

LIVE MUSIC An evening of art and music An evening celebrating art and music at the new Vintage Wine Bar at The Menu. Los Altos mural artist Morgan Bricca will be displaying her latest series of local landscape paintings. She will be joined by Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Lily Wilson. Sept. 15, 7 p.m. The Menu India, 2700 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View. Call 650-814-1490. Live blues night with the Dan Goghs Morocco’s welcomes the Dan Goghs for an evening of American roots rock and rhythm & blues. Sept. 21, 7-11 p.m. Morocco’s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. moroccosrestaurant. com

ON STAGE SandStory with Joe Castillo Attendees come for a night of visual and dramatic arts with Joe Castillo as he tells the story of the Bible through a mixture of sand, light, and music. Dessert to follow. Castillo is currently competing on America’s Got Talent. Sept. 15, 7 p.m. $10. Peninsula Bible Church auditorium, 3505 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. 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

NHIGHLIGHT WILD CAT ADVENTURE “Wild Cat Adventure” features five live wild cats from around the world. Each cat is shown on stage as information about the species is shared with the audience. Cats may include a cougar, cheetah, serval, bobcat, Siberian lynx, ocelot or Geoffroy’s cat. Sept. 16, 2-3 p.m. adult - $10 children under 12 - $5. Foothill College - Appreciation Hall, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 707-874-3176.

covering the war. “Time Stands Still” is a portrait of a relationship at an impasse. Aug. 15, $23-$73. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY Bible Club Leaders Needed Volunteers are needed to help lead or co-lead Bible Clubs groups for East of Bayshore youth. Minimal time commitment required. Training is provided. Sept. 1-April 31, 2-7:30 p.m. Bayshore Christian Ministries, 1001 Beech St., East Palo Alto. Call 650-5432129. Kirtan: An Evening of Devotional Chanting Participants will sing chants in English and some Indian accompanied by harmonium and guitar. Most chants are simple to learn, and words are provided. Aug. 31, 7:30-9 p.m. Ananda Church, 2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Call 650323-3363. Lifetree Cafe Palo Alto Lifetree Cafe offers weekly topics that focus on life issues. Sept. 16: Passing Judgment. Sept. 23: Living After Suicide. Sept. 30: Spiritual but not religious. Snacks/beverages available. Sundays, 7-8 p.m. 3373 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 408-507-9858. www. University public worship Attendees can join University Public Worship on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. in this spectacular and sacred venue. Rev. Scotty McLennan, Dean for Religious Life, preaching; music by University Organist, Dr. Robert Huw Morgan. Sept. 16, 10-11 a.m. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Yoga of the heart An evening of dance, chants, dinner and talk by Radhanath Swami, a spiritual leader and an author on the topic “Yoga of the Heart,” an art of finding fulfillment within one’s heart. Limited Seats; RSVP. Sept. 15, 5:30-7 p.m. Suggested Donation $10. ISKCON Silicon Valley, 1965 Latham St., Mountain View. Call 408-800-6645. Yogananda: The Untold Story Swami Kriyananda is both a scholar of Yoga philosophy and a bhakta (lover of God). Kriyananda will share rare stories of one of the great yoga masters of the past century. Sept. 16, 11 a.m. Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-988-980.

SPECIAL EVENTS Dim sum and then some with Gerald Hiken A Q&A session with Gerald Hiken about his career and a presentation of select monologues. His acting career has included television, movies and Broadway. Sept. 16, 8-9 p.m. Know Knew Books, 415 S. California Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-326-9355. Historic walking tours of Palo Alto Palo Alto Stanford Heritage is again offering walking tours in Palo Alto. Beginning on Sept. 8 and continuing on two more consecutive Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Palo Alto. Call 650-853-8443.

SPORTS USYVL Fall 2012 Volleyball Season This 8-week instructional program is designed to teach the most important fundamentals of the sport - passing, hitting, setting, and spiking - all in a structured environment. Register before July 15 at to take advantage of the early registration discount. Sept. 12 - Nov. 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $125. Sylvan Park, 550 Sylvan Ave., Mountain View. Call 310-212-7008.

SUPPORT GROUPS Mom’s Mind Body Spirit Group The Mind, Body and Spirit Group for moms is an opportunity for gentle yoga practice, support group and community-building exercises. Thursdays Sept. 20-Dec. 13, 9:30-11:30 a.m. $12 OFJCC members, $15 non-members. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Call 650-2962299. classes-workshops-lectures/mind-body-spiritgroup-for-moms/

TALKS/AUTHORS An evening with Scott Turow Inspired by his career in law, Turow is known for his bestselling novels “Presumed Innocent,” “One L” and “Ultimate Punishment.” Hosted by Michael Krasny. Sept. 19, 7:30-9 p.m. $22-$35. Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Art Lecture: ‘The Paley Collection- A Taste for Modernism’ A docent from the de Young Museum will talk about the upcoming exhibit of selections from the William S. Paley collection from the New York MOMA. Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. free Los Altos Public Library, 13 S. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos. Author Marty Brounstein Attendees can hear a presentation by Bay Area author Marty Brounstein on his recently published book “Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust,” a true story of interfaith compassion, courage and rescue. Sept. 15, 1-2:30 p.m. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Climate crisis and solutions How will climate change affect food, water and energy supply? How will it impact the family health? What must be done to create a resilient local economy and community? Time for solutions. Sept. 14, 7:30-9 p.m. Elizabeth Seton School Auditorium, 1095 Channing Ave., Palo Alto. Coins and Coin Collections: What to do with them? Expert coin collector Richard Douglas presents a lecture on the Do’s and Don’ts of coin collecting. The lecture will focus on how to treat coins, the collectability and conservation of coins and how to predict their future worth. Sept. 20, 7-8:30 p.m. Free for Members/$10 Non-members. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-321-1004. Establishing business in Europe - A Dark Space? The public is invited to a interactive panel discussion about doing business in Europe. Sept. 20, 6-9 p.m. $10 Members, $15 Non-Members, $30 at the Door. MacArthur Park Restaurant - Veterans Room, 27 University Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-386-5015. Humanist community forum ‘A Social Justice Activist’s Close Encounters in the Middle East & India.’ Dr. Roberta Ahlquest, professor in multicultural foundations of education at SJSU, will discuss and show pictures from a trip she took to the United Arab Emirates, Lehore, Pakistan, India, Egypt, Jordan, and the West Bank. Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. The Student Center at Palo Alto High School (in the middle of campus), 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-9647576. Media multitasking Eagle Project Presentation about the dangers of media multitasking in young adults, which cites research from Stanford University’s Clifford Nass and other relevant journals and articles. An informative presentation that will help parents responsibly regulate media usage. Sept. 18, 7-9 p.m. Gunn High School Staff Lounge, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-387-8415. Surviving junior and senior year Dr. Jerrold Shapiro, Ph. D. will speak on high school issues. how to address the emotional concerns of college bound children, what current college students wished their parents had done to help, and what “fit” means in a college and how a student can find the best fit. Sept. 20, 7-9 p.m. Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View.

VOLUNTEERS JustREAD JustREAD is seeking tutors to help teens pass the high school exit exam. Volunteers will tutor in Mountain View during the school day, one-on-one with students in a classroom setting. Commitment of one hour per week required. Orientation and training provided. JustREAD Tutorial Center, 1299 Bryant St., Mountain View. Call 650940-7402.

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Stanford music tutoring The Manzana Music School Violin Lessons

135 Group Activities Thanks to St Jude

140 Lost & Found FOUND Women’s Bike Lost Wedding Ring - Palo Alto Lost – Woman's gold wedding band at the Palo Alto Ross Road "Y" or the Palo Alto Midtown area Tuesday, September 5th. The ring was lost at the "Y" or in the Midtown area between Starbucks and the CVS pharmacy on Middlefield Road. It has five small diamonds and a clasp that opens to slide the ring off the finger. REWARD. Prescription Sunglasses Metal frame amber polaroid graduated lenses. Menlo/RWC 9/7-9. (650) 851-0860

Los Altos, St. Simon Church, 1860 Grant Rd, 9/28, 10am-4pm & 9/29, 9am-2pm Mountain View, 1161 Bonita Avenue, Sept. 15, 9-3 MP: 1126 Pine St., 9/16, 9-2 Knick-knacks, books, housewares, costume jewelry, framed pictures. (x-Oak Grove) Palo Alto, 3998 Bibbits Dr. , Sept.15, Saturday, 10-2 Palo Alto, 890 Escondido Road, Sept. 22, 8-1 Huge garage sale, Escondido Elementary School, Saturday, Sept. 22, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Jazz CDs, kid’s games and toys, furniture, electronics, more. Palo Alto, Bellview Dr, Sept 16, 9am1pm

215 Collectibles & Antiques FULL LENGTH CHAISE LOUNGE - $310-

Fall 2012 Dance Classes

145 Non-Profits Needs

PALY Music SEPT Flea Market

GIRL Empowering Non Profit Needs

220 Computers/ Electronics

Restaurants w Heart Mandarin G

Marsh Madness 5k, 10k Walk/Run

OST to PST converter - $199

Spring Down Horse Show

150 Volunteers

What Makes Classical Music Tick

Fosterers Needed for Moffet Cats

Windows Data Recovery - $49

240 Furnishings/ Household items

Kid’s Stuff 330 Child Care Offered Licensed childcare - infant spot Mother assistant. My wonderful former nanny is looking for a job. Incredibly competent and talented! 510 604 6810 Nanny, CPR,First Aid, Highly Exp

340 Child Care Wanted Mentor For 9th Grader PM nanny for 3 children Need organized, loving help driving, tidying up, caring for 3 children. Call 650-743-5599

345 Tutoring/ Lessons College Admissions Counseling Spanish tutor

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355 Items for Sale

Stanford Flu Vaccine Study

Household & Garage Sale

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Help students read

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Aviation Maintenance Tech Airline Careers Begin Here! FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888) 242-3382. (Cal-SCAN) EARN $500 A DAY Airbrush & Media Makeup Artists For: Ads - TV - Film - Fashion Train & Build Portfolio in 1 week Lower Tuition for 2012 German language class Instruction for Hebrew Bar and Bat Mitzvah For Affiliated and Unaffiliated George Rubin, M.A. in Hebrew/Jewish Education 650/424-1940

133 Music Lessons A Piano Teacher Children and Adults Ema Currier, 650/493-4797 Barton-Holding Music Studio Accepting new students for private vocal lessons. All levels. Call Laura Barton, 650/965-0139

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245 Miscellaneous *REDUCE YOUR CABLE BILL! * Get a 4-Room All-Digital Satellite system installed for FREE and programming starting at $19.99/mo. FREE HD/DVR upgrade for new callers, CALL NOW. 1-800-925-7945. REWARD: LOST GREY/BROWN TABBY Lost male cat, DSH gry/brwn tab, “Cassius”-Los Altos Hills. Pls call 773-600-3603 or 650-949-3436.

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Cable TV-Internet-Phone Save! Packages start at $89.99/mo (for 12 months.) Options from ALL major service providers. Call Acceller today to learn more! CALL 1-888-897-7650. (Cal-SCAN)

Mantis Deluxe Tiller New! FastStart engine. Ships free. OneYear Money-Back Guarantee when you buy direct. Call for the DVD and free Good Soil book! 888-815-5176. (Cal-SCAN)

202 Vehicles Wanted CASH FOR CARS: Any Car/Truck. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Call For Instant Offer: 1-888-420-3808 (AAN CAN)

Sawmills for Sale From only $3997. Make and save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info/DVD: 1-800-578-1363 x300N. (Cal-SCAN)

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Burial Plot: Alta Mesa Cemetery Double glass front niche #355B, south wall of Oak Room B. $4,200, incl. transfer fee. 916/652-4808.

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Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin Lessons Hope Street Music Studios In downtown Mtn.View. Most Instruments voice. All ages & levels 650-961-2192 Jazz & Pop Piano Lessons Learn how to build chords and improvise. Bill Susman, M.A., Stanford. (650)906-7529 Music lessons for children Music With Toby: Violin & Voice Piano Lessons Susan Jackson, Mus B. MM. Classical, theory-All levels. MTAC—-Jazz lessons. 650-326-3520 Piano Lessons in your home Children and adults. Christina Conti, B.M. 15+ yrs exp. 650/493-6950

Ford Hub Cap 1966 Mustang - $25.00 Saturn 1995 SL-1 - $1,400 VW Cabriolet ‘92 Wolfsberg ragtop. Runs well. $3000. 408.310.2272

4 Thomas and Friends DVD’s 8-10 years Boy clothes 2bags$40 Baby Living aquarium light/sound Boy 4/5 years clothes All Season Bunk bed ...with ladder. Like new, w/mattress. $200 exange used clothe’s ( girl ) Kids Accordian and zylophone$15 Stuffed animals box full only$20 Toys, puzzles, books and clothes WhiteCrib, Stroller, TravelCrib - $175crib, see ad

medical equipment - $2-20

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500 Help Wanted Association Manager The Portola Valley Ranch Homeowners Association is seeking a full time manager for it’s 200 home community on 450 acres in Portola Valley, CA. Candidate will oversee a staff of four in a bucolic setting. For complete job description go to www.pvranch. org,click on manager’s position, and submit application with resume to or mail to PRA Search Committee, #1 Indian Crossing, Portola Valley, CA 94028.

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624 Financial Credit Card Debt? Get free of credit card debt now! Cut payments by up to half. Stop creditors from calling. 888-416-2691. (Cal-SCAN)


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1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement BLOSSOM VALLEY DENTAL BLOSSOM VALLEY DENTAL CARE BLOSSOM VALLEY DENTISTRY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 567779 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: 1.) Blossom Valley Dental, 2.) Blossom Valley Dental Care, 3.) Blossom Valley Dentistry, located at 1704 Miramonte Avenue, Suite 1, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): SHUKHMAN DENTAL CORP. 1704 Miramonte Ave., Suite 1 Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 26, 2012. (MVV Aug. 24, 31, Sep. 7, 14, 2012)

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MANY ROADS STUDIOS, USA FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 567995 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Many Roads Studios, USA, located at 1600 Villa St., Apt. 253, 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): SUSAN SIM 1600 Villa St., Apt, 253 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 August 1, 2012. (MVV Aug. 31, Sep. 7, 14, 21, 2012)

County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on September 4, 2012. (MVV Sep. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 2012) FRANCESCAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SPORT BAR FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 569372 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Francescaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sport Bar, located at 2135 Old Middlefield Wy., Mtn. View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): FRANCES M. ITEN 2763 Doverton Sq. Mtn. View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on September 10, 2012. (MVV Sep. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 2012)

HAIR CONCEPTS SALON FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 569131 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Hair Concepts Salon, located at 1740 W. El Camino Ave., 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): YAN FANG LEI 642 Mercy St., #A 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

997 All Other Legals NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (UCC Sec. 6105) Escrow No. 1211825AL NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name(s) and business address(es) of the seller(s) is/are: ARMANDO VIRAMONTES, 2235 OLD MIDDLEFIELD WAY â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gâ&#x20AC;?, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 94043 Doing business as: QUIK SMOG All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s) within the past three years, as stated by the seller(s), is/are:

The name(s) and business address of the buyer(s) is/are: VISHAL JAIN, 1001 S. MAIN ST APARTMENT #J-102, MILPITAS, CA The assets being sold are generally described as: FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, INVENTORY AND ALL BUSINESS ASSETS and is located at: 2235 OLD MIDDLEFIELD WAY â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gâ&#x20AC;?, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 94043 The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of: BAY AREA ESCROW SERVICES and the anticipated sale date is OCTOBER 5, 2012 The bulk sale IS subject to California Uniform Commercial Code(s) sections set forth above. The name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is: BAY AREA ESCROW SERVICES, 2817 CROW CANYON RD, STE 102, SAN RAMON, CA 94583 and the last date for filing claims by any creditor shall be date on which is the business day before the sale date specified above. Dated: 8/28/12 VISHAL JAIN, Buyer(s) LA1222427 MT VIEW VOICE 9/14/12 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: August 30, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: JOSE A. BERNAL GUTIERREZ, ALMA B. SALAZAR The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 80 W. El Camino Real Unit A & B Mountain View, CA 94040 Type of license(s) applied for: 41 - ON-SALE BEER AND WINE EATING PLACE (MVV Sep. 14, 2012) WE CAN HANDLE ALL YOUR LEGAL PUBLISHING NEEDS Just call Alicia at (650) 326-8210 x6578


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156 TENNYSON AV, PALO ALTO $1,450,000

3660 RAMONA CIR, PALO ALTO $898,000


Sun 1:30 - 4:30 | 4 BR 2.5 BA Spanish villa w/ classic Old World charm. 1.41ac w/amazing views. Great for entertaining! Greg Stange 650.325.6161

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 | 3 BR 2 BA Convenient. Well-cared w/quality improvements. Oak ďŹ&#x201A;rs, air-conditioning. Lrg patio. Gar. Nancy Goldcamp 650.325.6161

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482 MARIPOSA AV, DOWNTOWN $1,299,000

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 | 3 BR 3.5 BA Distinctive new sngl FamHm,these meticulously designed Hms offer modern convenience Kim Copher 650.941.7040

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 | 2 BR 1 BA Remodeled Downtown Mountain View home with hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, bonus room & gourmet kitchen! DiPali Shah 650.325.6161

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 | 4 BR 3 BA AMAZING home in the Los Altos Foothills, offering views of the hills & bay. Jo Buchanan & Stuart Bowen 650.941.7040

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 | 3 BR 2 BA Gorgeous downtown Mountain View home on 14,300 Sq. Ft. lot zoned R32! Rare opportunity! DiPali Shah 650.325.6161


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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 2048sf, 9875sf Lot. Turn-key, many improvements, incl new roof, floors, windows. Elliot/ Bohl, 650.941.7040



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5 BR 3.5 BA Built w/high quality in 2008. Located on a quiet street, very close to dwntwn Campbell. Ron & Nasrin Delan, 650.941.7040

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2 BR 2 BA Beautiful 2BR/2BA w/vaulted ceilings in highly desirable neighborhood w/Cupertino Schools. Karin Clark, 650.941.7040

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4 BR 2 BA This beautifully home is located on one of the most desirable streets in Los Altos. Jo Ann Fishpaw, 650.941.7040


4 BR 3 BA Beautifully renovated West Menlo ranch home. Vaulted ceilings, chef â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kit, lux master ste. Zach Trailer, 650.325.6161

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4 BR 3.5 BA Like new custom hm. In-law ste on main level, 3 car gar, Japanese garden, private street. Kevin Klemm, 650.328.5211

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Sun 1:30 - 4:30 1130 Hillview Dr


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

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 10 Mansion Ct


3 BR 2.5 BA Size, condition, location, price! Larger than many single family hms for the price Nancy Goldcamp, 650.325.6161

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


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

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3 BR 1 BA One-owner home ready for new owner. Enjoy now. Remodel later. Quiet street. Nancy Goldcamp, 650.325.6161

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 4290 Briarwood Wy


4 BR 2 BA Bright & spacious home with a great floorplan. Large lot with many fruit trees & a garden. Zita Macy, 650.328.5211

Sun 1 - 4 664 Hamilton Av #G


2 BR 2.5 BA Light & bright unit overlooks courtyard w/enchanting garden & fountains. Spacious flrplan. Maha Najjar, 650.325.6161

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 365 W Charleston Rd


2 BR 1.5 BA Great Opportunity to remodel or build new. Large lot. Light and bright. Hardwood floors. Taz Fatima, 650.325.6161

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2 BR 2.5 BA Gorgeous South Palo Alto condo. Built in 2009! Model unit with over $40,000 in upgrades! DiPali Shah, 650.325.6161

Sat/Sun 1 - 4 3716 Redwood Ci

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4 BR 2.5 BA Spacious, updated Eichler in an exceptional Palo Alto neighborhood. Sleek modern kitchen. Janie & John Barman, 650.325.6161

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


4 BR 2.5 BA This ingenious modern creation showcases the best of contemporary ideals. Vivi Chan, 650.941.7040

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3 BR 3.5 BA Infusing organic materials into its dramatic architecture, extraordinary home. Jo Buchanan & Stuart Bowen, 650.941.7040

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 558 Magdalena Ave


Sat 1:30 - 5:30 315 Alicia Way



4 BR 3 BA Light & bright 2-story Mediterranean hm.Boasts 4BR/3BA (MSTR upstairs w/deck).3 car garage Pat Diaz, 650.941.7040

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 231 Hawthorne Ave


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

LOS ALTOS HILLS Rare Opportunity!


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


3 BR 2.5 BA Located in sought after Somerset complex.FP & wd flrs in LR. Ric Parker, 650.941.7040

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 740 Seale Av

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5 BR 3 BA Gorgeous 1 level home, separate family room, fabulous grounds on cul-de-sac! Alan Loveless, 650.325.6161

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 261 Ramona St



7 BR 6 BA New construction, 3-level contemporary colonial in North Palo Alto. Exceptional finishes. Zach Trailer, 650.325.6161

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 816 Mesa Ct

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 3173 Alexis Dr

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 3371 Dover Rd


3 BR 2 BA Upscale Downtown charmer. Gourmet kitchen, custom bathrooms, skylights. Walk score 92! Sharon Witte, 650.325.6161

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4 BR 2.5 BA This fabulous hm boasts of 4BR,2.5BA,14 yrs old, 2358 sqft living space, 6500 sqft lot size. Bonnie Kehl, 650.941.7040

STANFORD Stanford Faculty/Staff ONLY


5 BR 3 BA Available qualified Stanford faculty/Staff ONLY. Dramatic. 5BR/3BA atrium Eichler. Carole Feldstein, 650.941.7040

SUNNYVALE 154 Bernardo Av


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

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 881 Rattan Te


3 BR 2.5 BA End unit in a well established complex & neighborhood, beautiful mature trees. Royce Cablayan, 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

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 971 Wisteria Te


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

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


125 Dumbarton Ave, 5-Plex

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


Ideal location to El Camino Real. Great potential. 5 One bedroom units. Appointment only! Greg Stange, 650.325.6161

SAN CARLOS $1,495,000

Sat 1 - 4/ Sun 1:30-4:30 2215 Woodranch Dr

Sweeping Views & Privacy!


4 BR 2.5 BA With sweeping views of the San Carlos hills, this 4 bed, 3 bath home has great potential! Rod Creason, 650.325.6161

Prime Location!


Sat 1 - 4 20777 Skyline Bl


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

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