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Neighborhood questions the council candidates By Daniel DeBolt


f you attended the Old Mountain View Neighborhood Association City Council candidate forum on Monday night, chances are your question was answered by one candidate, but not by all of them. The association’s unusual format for the event, allowing residents to submit questions directed at a particular candidate, resulted in some unique opinions on dozens of topics. Below are the highlights from the two-hour event. MICHELLE LE

Endeavour soars above Hangar One at Moffett field last Friday, as the space shuttle made its farewell flight over California.

Space shuttle’s last flight delights crowds By Daniel DeBolt


massive crowd gathered on the tarmac at Moffett Federal Airfield Friday morning, Sept. 21, to watch the historic last flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour as it was ferried to a museum in Los Angeles.

After causing traffic jams on Highway 101 as it flew down the Peninsula perched atop a specially modified jumbo jet, Endeavour made its appearance at 10:37 a.m., turning in from the Bay and aiming at Moffett’s historic Hangar One, which briefly blocked the crowd’s

view. Flying little more than 200 feet above NASA Ames Research Center, it then flew south over Mountain View and into the horizon to end its 123million-mile journey, having orbited the earth 4,671 times See SPACE SHUTTLE, page 10



ountain View thirdgraders will be digging into education this fall with a new program that teaches science, social studies and math concepts through hands-on gardening. The Living Classroom program will begin on Oct. 5 with a pair of lessons at Theuerkauf Elementary School, where children will sow seeds, examine what grows


and complete lessons related to the plants they are tending in their schoolyard gardens. Vicki Moore, Living Classroom’s founder, said the lessons taught by her all-volunteer staff are mostly science related, but some tie in to the histories of indigenous peoples and others involve number-crunching skills, such as taking measurements and planning for the future. “Learning doesn’t have to only

occur inside the walls of the classroom,” Moore said. She was inspired to create the outdoor education program after serving as a chaperone on a youth field trip to Los Trancos Open Space Preserve. Moore and the group of children had just boarded the bus back home when she noticed something. Upon taking their seats, the majority of the kids immediately stuck their noses into some kind of elec-


Jim Neal Neal staunchly defended his opposition to the city’s proposed plastic bag ban and new outdoor smoking ban near publicly accessible buildings, which launched his effort to join the council. He Jim Neal claims cigarette butts are now littered around Castro Street more than before, and says he

saw a major fight behind several bars the night the ban went into effect. “My grandmother died from cancer, she died from smoking,” Neal said. “But she had the best parties. She died doing what she loved to do. I hope to be just like her.” Neal disagreed with calls from parents for the city to share its Shoreline Fund revenues, including Google’s property taxes, with local schools, saying the city’s companies should be asked to donate on their own accord. “We don’t need to rob Peter to pay Paul,” Neal said. Neal introduced himself by saying he wanted to be a “representative” of residents, interested in getting them what they want, as opposed to a “politician.” “When you talk to a politician, ask them a yes or no question,” Neal said. “If you get a paragraph answer, that’s a politician.” The comment set the stage for an exchange later when Neal was asked, “Are you a member of a political party?” “I consider myself to be indeSee COUNCIL CANDIDATES, page 11

tronic device, she said, “instead ever leaving campus. of looking out the window at this The program got its start glorious view coming down Page during the 2008-09 school year Mill Road.” in the Los Altos Moore is no LudSchool District, dite. She supports it has been ‘Learning doesn’t where technology in the steadily growclassroom. Still, have to only occur ing ever since, she was dismayed Moore said. This when she saw the inside the walls is the first year children were so the program will of the classroom.’ be active in the quick to tune out nature. “I thought Mountain View VICKI MOORE, FOUNDER to myself, ‘We need Whisman School OF LIVING CLASSROOM to have everyday District. experiences with “We wanted nature in the schoolyard.’” Liv- to provide an opportunity to ing Classroom gives teachers an enhance our science curriculum opportunity to take their students on a “field trip” without See LIVING CLASSROOM, page 12

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Governor signs driverless car bill at Google HQ By Daniel DeBolt


ov. Jerry Brown arrived at Google Tuesday to sign a bill to allow the testing of driverless cars on California’s roads. And how did he get there? The governor rolled into the Mountain View campus alongside Google co-founder Sergey Brin in one of the company’s self-driving vehicles. Gov. Brown told an audience before signing the bill that the state government “can either get in the way or we can help and and set the framework” for allowing self-driving vehicles on the road. The bill, authored by state Sen. Alex Padilla, (D-Pacoima) will allow licensed and bonded drivers to test the cars, and requires that a human be at the wheel in case of emergencies. The DMV is instructed to put the new

regulations into effect “as soon as practicable,” but no later than January, 2015. “Developing and deploying autonomous vehicles will save lives and create jobs,” Padilla said. “California is uniquely positioned to be a global leader in this field.” Brin said Google plans to have a “broad subset” of its employees test the cars in the next year, and that the technology will be available to the general public “several years after that.” “You can count on one hand the number of years before people will be able to experience this,” Brin said. Proponents of the cars say they will make roads safer, reduce traffic and even make more efficent use of parking lots because the cars can park themselves. See GOOGLE, page 9


Gov. Jerry Brown, flanked by state Sen. Alex Padilla (left) and Google co-founder Sergey Brin, signs a bill allowing self-driving vehicles on public roads for testing.

11th-hour donation saves Hacker Dojo By Daniel DeBolt


fter a months of fundraising, a last-minute, $57,000 donation has spared Hacker Dojo a city clampdown over code violations. “It was certainly a nail-biter finish,” said Katy Levinson, the Dojo’s director of development who has been running the fundraising campaign since late January to pay for $250,000 in fire safety and other improvements required by the city. “We weren’t sure what we were going to do if we didn’t make it.” The Dojo’s savior is the founder of Mountain View’s YouWeb, Peter Relan, who donated $57,000 to the cause. City officials had given the Dojo until Dec. 27 to

install fire sprinklers, fire exits, code-compliant staircases and three bathrooms that meet the American Disabilities act.

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The Dojo had met its goal on the fund-raising website Kickstarter, but was still shy over $50,000. “It was really begin-

ning to look like we were going to get too far behind schedule to pay for the renovations,” Levinson said. “To make the renovations, we had to raise in six months as much as our entire revenue from the year before. It was daunting.” “About two hours to go before the Kickstarter closed, I got a phone call from a man I’d never met before in my life, by the name of Peter Relan,” Levinson said. “Peter says, ‘What are you going to do if you don’t get the money?’ I said, ‘I don’t know, but we’ll find a way to get by.’ He laughed. He slept on it and decided to pay the $50,000 to See HACKER DOJO, page 11



han Academy, the internet teaching sensation, will have a bigger presence in the classroom. Mountain View’s elementary and middle school district is expanding its use of the webbased teaching program, with more than 30 teachers set to bring the technology into their classrooms this year. Building upon the district’s use of Khan Academy last

year, when just a few teachers gave the program a test run, MVWSD Superintendent Craig Goldman estimates that as many as 35 instructors will be using the training exercises and instructional videos in class — either on laptops, desktops or tablet computers. Khan Academy offers a series of free, instructional YouTube videos and interactive workbook-type lessons (the vast majority of them relating to math). In an effort to encourage MVWSD to adopt their program, the company — which is headquartered See KHAN ACADEMY, page 7

Plan to yank 120 trees delays Mayfield project By Daniel DeBolt


he possibility of losing 120 trees is holding up a plan to revamp the former Mayfield Mall for a major office tenant. After paying $90 million for the 500,000-square-foot campus at 100 Mayfield Ave. earlier this year, Rockwood Capital and Four Corners Properties have proposed to remove 120 large “heritage” trees from the site,

irritating neighbors who had been relieved that the property would no longer be developed as row houses. Zoning administrator Peter Gilli shared many of the concerns at a Sept. 19 hearing where he denied the proposal to remove the trees. Residents of the Monta Loma neighborhood have grown attached to the hundreds of old trees that shade the 27-acre site,

planted when the Mayfield Mall became the region’s first indoor mall in the late 1960s. “People like the park-like atmosphere that it has,” said Wouter Suverkropp, president of the Monta Loma Neighborhood Association. Neighborhood residents often drive through the site’s streets to get to the neighborhood from San Antonio Road See MAYFIELD, page 9

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PG&E MEETING ON TREE-REMOVAL PLAN Residents of San Lucas Avenue have succeeded in getting PG&E to meet with them as a group to discuss the utility company’s plan to strip their backyards of trees and other landscaping. The meeting between PG&E officials and residents is set for Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the city library at 585 Franklin Street. Public works director Mike Fuller, who arranged the meeting, said PG&E officials will share information about the project and answer questions. Residents of San Lucas way, led by Beto and Eileen Telleria, want PG&E to move a major gas main — the same line that exploded in San Bruno — out from under their backyards instead of removing their beloved trees, one of which is the centerpiece of their Japanese garden. But PG&E officials say it’s too expensive to move the line for the 16 affected households. The easement must remain clear of trees and structures to allow overhead monitoring by laser-equipped aircraft, to allow


repairs and to prevent damage from tree roots, PG&E says. Residents of a condominium complex at 1963 Rock Street are also upset about PG&E’s plan to remove the trees that shade their backyards and would also like to see the pipeline — and another one next to it — moved to Middlefield Road. —Daniel DeBolt

JUDGE CAN’T RULE IN BULLIS CASE A judge has ruled that attorneys for Bullis Charter School must file another lawsuit if they wish to continue pursuing their latest legal action against the Los Altos School District. It is a decision that Arturo Gonzalez, the charter school’s attorney, had anticipated. He and his legal team have already filed another suit — this time expanding upon what they sought in their previous action. “The ruling is consistent with the comments she made at the hearing,” Gonzalez said. California Superior Court Judge Patricia Lucas, in a ruling issued Sept. 20, declared she did not have

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jurisdiction to decide on the motion Gonzalez had brought before the court. “As we said then, we don’t agree with her conclusion, but we respect her opinion and have decided to proceed with a new lawsuit to resolve the issues.” That lawsuit, Gonzalez continued, has “broadened in scope,” and now includes demands for more furniture and equipment, which the lawyer insisted the students of the charter school require, and calls for the appointment of a “special master” to preside over all future facilities allocations from the district to the charter school. Ray Cardozo, attorney for LASD, said he was pleased with Lucas’ ruling, adding that “It was a legally unauthorized move by Bullis.” Commenting on the charter school’s new lawsuit and the move to appoint a special master, Cardozo said, “They can’t get what they want out of the court, so now they want someone else.” Special masters, Gonzalez explained, are officials appointed by the court and meant to serve as a disinterested third


party with the sole charge of ensuring that a court order is carried out. Bullis is currently arguing that LASD has neglected to fulfill its court ordered obligations. —Nick Veronin

COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM AT GOOGLE HQ Local election season is here and the Mountain View-Los Altos chapter of the League of Women Voters is hosting its City Council candidate forum at Google headquarters this coming Thursday, Oct. 4. The six candidates vying for four seats are expected to discuss various issues facing the city in a moderated discussion format in which each candidate will have a chance to answer the audience’s questions. The event goes from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. inside Google’s building 40 at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, visibly marked on Google maps. Enter the parking lot from Charleston Road. The event is open to the public, but online registration is recommended at —Daniel DeBolt

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before 10:30 p.m. The speed limit on that part of California Street is 35 mph. Baker had just left a friend’s house. The driver was not injured, though the passenger-side hood was damaged and the passengerside windshield was shattered. Toxicology reports have yet to come back for both the driver and Baker, but Thompson said alcohol does not appear to have been a factor for either individual.

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Hospital workers reach agreement with El Camino By Nick Veronin


day after announcing El Camino Hospital officials had reached an agreement with the nurses’ union, the health care organization released a statement touting a tentative three-year contract with the hospital’s largest organized-labor group. The new contract, which was scheduled to be ratified by Sept. 21, will provide a raise, increases in health and retirement benefits, and more paid time off to ECH staff represented by the Service Employees International Union-United Health Workers. SEIU-UHW advocates for a wide swath of hospital employees, from skilled technicians to unskilled laborers. “We appreciate that El Camino Hospital leadership and the hospital board of directors worked closely with us on this agreement,� Dave Regan, president of the SEIU-UHW, said in a state-

ment. Just as she said the agreement reached with the nurses signaled a cooling of tensions between the hospital and that union, ECH spokeswoman Chris Ernst said that this three-year contract demonstrates an improvement of relations between the SEIU-UHW and El Camino’s top administration and board. “I think that we have all learned a lot over the last year, which is why we came back to the table — because we really wanted to improve our collaborative relationship with all our unions,� Ernst said. “We’ve really been striving to listen and understand what is important to their memberships.� A spokeswoman for the union could not be reached for comment. Back in 2010, all hospital employees were asked to give up some benefits. According to Ernst, ECH officials had no choice but to impose the cuts,

as the hospital was in uncertain financial waters. However, due to concerted savings and efficiency efforts begun back in 2010, the hospital can now afford to offer raises and more benefits to its employees, Ernst said. “That hard work has paid off.� The new agreement will provide union members with a 6 percent salary increase over the life of the contract. Additionally, SEIUUHW members at the hospital will once again have a free health care option. (Back 2010, Ernst said, the hospital introduced a policy requiring all employees to contribute to the premium payments for all health plans.) On top of that, employees will now have the ability to accrue as many as 400 hours of paid time off — up from 350 hours. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement and are encouraged by our collective commitment to build a healthier workforce,� Tomi Ryba, the hospital’s CEO, said in a statement.

Moorehead — both teachers from Theuerkauf Elementary School — shared their first impressions of Khan Academy after the meeting. Both said that their kids get excited about using tablet computers. “They love that,� said Wysocki, a fourth- and fifth-grade comboclass teacher. “They love technology,� fifthgrade teacher Moorehead chimed in. “I think you have an instant buy-in when you have tech in the classroom,� said Wysocki. “When you have a gadget, you’ve got them.� Getting their students engaged in a lesson is a huge plus, both women said. But the question is whether a given tech-driven lesson is actually going to teach the kids something. On that score, Wysocki is fairly confident that Khan is a winner. She has used the program herself and said it helped her. She had taught first grade for almost 10 years before taking her current fourth-fifth assignment. “I went to Khan Academy to brush up on my math skills to get ready for fourth grade,� she said. “I know the strength and power of it from my own personal learning.� But Wysocki added she isn’t sure it will be useful for all of her students. She anticipates it will be helpful with children who are way ahead and those who have fallen behind. The kids who aren’t as quick to pick up

concepts will be able to tune-in to Khan to catch up, she said, and those who have gotten ahead will be able to pick up a tablet or sit down at a laptop to work on some of the finer points of a lesson that may not have been covered in the homework. That will leave her free to teach the majority of the kids in the middle. Goldman said one of Khan’s biggest strength is that it is computer-based. “There’s not a tutor you could hire that would teach you something 40 times until you got it right,� he observed. “Khan gives you the ability to keep going back, and to do it over and over until you understand.� This way kids who are getting ahead don’t get bored, and kids who are struggling don’t feel stupid. The superintendent said he is optimistic about what may be accomplished by bringing in technologies like Khan Academy. He said the district’s location in the heart of Silicon Valley means teachers here have an opportunity to get a look at some of the most cutting-edge educational tools before much of the rest of the country. And while he said he is hesitant to be on “the bleeding edge� of any trend, he does feel it is important to take advantage of his district’s proximity to companies like Khan Academy. “Interactive technology is becoming a game-changer,� he said.


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“You can have the car drop you off and it goes off and takes somebody somewhere else,” said Brin, who is pushing the development of the technology at Google. It “can go find somewhere to park really compactly and efficiently. This has the potential to transform our cities and our towns,” he said at the Sept. 25 event. When asked about the hesitancy of law enforcement groups to embrace the concept, Brown said, “Anyone who sees the cars driving will get a little skittish, but they’ll get over it,” which created laughter in the audience. Brin said he’s been driven around by one of the cars. “I got used to it pretty quickly.” “Our software requires you take control in construction zones,” Brin said. “I pretty quickly got sick of that. I said, ‘No, you drive.’” Eventually, the vehicles will open up car travel to many


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and Central Expressway. “I just love driving in. It just feels like I’m coming home,” he said. The new owners propose to replace the 120 trees with 148 new, 24-inch box Western redbud and crape myrtle trees, which Suverkropp says will remain small and not live very long, resulting in less “biodiversity on the site.” Western redbuds are so small that they are sometimes referred to as shrubs, he said. “I do think it’s very important to focus attention on providing as much canopy as possible,” Gilli said. “Our goal is to get large canopies over the pavement to address heat island impacts, etc.” He noted that the city often requires that every heritage tree


“under-served populations,” Brin said, including the blind, the elderly, young people, and even those too intoxicated to drive. Brin said testing had already been done with the blind. Traffic would be reduced because the cars can be “chained” to each other in traffic, Brin said, able to drive much closer together than slow-reacting human drivers, thus wasting less space on increasingly crowded highways. The biggest challenge is making the cars fail-safe, Brin said. “We spend night and day fretting about all sorts of possibilities, and remain optimistic,” Brin said. After several hundred thousand miles with humans helping in certain scenarios, Google’s robot car fleet has seen “about 50,000 miles or so without safety critical intervention” by a human driver, Brin said. “But that’s not good enough. A self-driving car is going to face far more scrutiny than any human driver would, and appropriately so.” Ultimately, any possible

mechanical or electrical failures will be less likely than human errors, Brin said. He mentioned the reliability standards of airplanes as an example of what may be in the cards for such cars. “I expect self-driving cars are going to be far safer than humandriver cars,” Brin said. “Driving kills 40,000 annually and over 1 million worldwide every year.” And why Google is involving itself in such technology? “We want to use and create technology to dramatically improve the world. Self-driving cars are a clear example of that, that’s why we’re doing it,” Brin said. Although, car manufacturers are also testing the technology, “I haven’t seen anybody take it as far out and as fully self-driving as we have,” Brin said. While Google doesn’t plan to become a car manufacturer, “we had great conversations with a great variety of automakers,” Brin said.

be replaced with two new trees. Four Corners proposed to replace 92 of the heritage trees, deemed to be in “poor condition,” with 92 new trees. The other 28, considered healthy, would get two replacements each. “Taking out a large tree and replacing it with a very small one may not end up qualifying,” Gilli said. The city’s arborist recommended that eucalyptus trees on the site be removed, Gilli said, but he added that he was hesitant to approve the removal of some trees just because they are causing significant impacts to the pavement. He suggested an idea: “Put in some fill and raise the pavement a little bit and help the trees stay for a length of time.” “Certain species, like stone pine and eucalyptus, I’m likely going to be approving the removal of,” Gilli said, saying the stone pines

are, “by their nature, unsafe. I think the key thing is what the replacement is going to be at those locations.” Bill Wilbur of Four Corners properties said a meeting would be held with neighbors about the trees. “We hope to meet with the neighborhood association either at the site or at the community hall, and hear their concerns directly,” he said. Gilli approved facade improvements to the existing buildings on the site, including new brick veneer siding and replacement windows reminiscent of an those in old factory building, designed by Korth, Sunseri and Hagey architects. “We think it’s going to be a big improvement,” Gilli said.


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over two decades. Over NASA Ames, the shuttle flew near the the wind tunnel complex where 90 percent of its aerodynamic research went on, the vertical flight simulator where every one of its astronauts has trained, where a supercomputer calculated how much ice buildup on its tanks was safe and the laboratories where its heat-resistant tiles were invented — tiles which kept the shuttle and its pilots from burning upon re-entry into the atmosphere. Tiles “for which I am very thankful,” said Stephen K. Robertson, an astronaut who flew Endeavour to the International Space Station in 2010. When its rocket boosters light, it’s “like being rear-ended at a traffic light, a big jolt and then you are off into the sky,” Robertson said. On the 2010 launch “We went into a cloud layer lit up like the fourth of July — the most spectacular I’ve witnessed.” The space shuttle “really captures your imagination,” said Jason Aramante, a young tech worker who said his interest in technology may have begun as a child, “reading, writing and drawing “ the shuttle. “Perhaps one of the students here today will recall this moment of watching the space shuttle Endeavour pass overhead when he or she steps foot on Mars in the 2030s,” said Ames director Pete Worden. He added, “We can’t talk about that program, it’s classified,” drawing laughs. “I want to emphasize that NASA is alive and well,” Worden said. “We are on our way into the solar system. We are going to be going around the moon in the next decade, we are going to an asteroid and then we are going to Mars. This journey is just beginning.” Retired Air Force officer Donald Covey said that seeing the Space Shuttle was on his “bucket list” along with seeing the Great Wall of China and Egypt’s pyramids.

“Seeing the shuttle, it’s pretty spectacular,” Covey said. “They probably ended the space shuttle program a little too early.” Also nostalgic was Diane Davis, who recalled attending a space shuttle launch in which she could feel “internally” the “amazing force” of its rocket boosters. She brought her elementary school-

aged kids to the event so they could say one day, ‘I remember when my mom took me to see the space shuttle.’” Information booths provided educational materials to eventgoers, including a list of inventions that came from the space shuttle program, such as an artificial human heart that uses the

shuttle’s fuel pump technology and light-emitting-diode technology developed in space shuttle experiments that may soon be used to kill cancerous tumors. “It shows what people can accomplish when people put their heart into it,” Robertson said of the shuttle program. Following its Bay Area visit, the

shuttle passed over the Monterey Peninsula and near San Luis Obispo before landing at Los Angeles International Airport around noon. Named for the first ship commanded by 18th-century British explorer James Cook, the Endeavour first went into space in 1992 and was decommissioned by NASA last year. It was built to replace Challenger, the space shuttle which exploded shortly after a launch in 1986, killing seven astronauts. Endeavour will eventually end up in Southern California at the California Science Museum in Los Angeles at a display opening on Oct. 30. —Bay City News contributed to this report. V

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pendent,” Neal said. “I don’t go to any rallies, I don’t think party really matter on matters before the City Council. This is lowlevel politics. I’m an independent person.” “That’s a politician,” said Mayor Mike Kasperzak in response, drawing laughs in what was the only real exchange between the candidates. Margaret Capriles When asked if there should be a moratorium on new drivethrough eateries Mountain View, Capriles had a clear answer. “I absolutely think we are done w ith Margaret drive-throughs Capriles in Mountain View,” Capriles said. “To go through and pick up food and keep going — no, I just feel like it’s not so hard to get out of a car and go up to window and order. We’ve got 26 drivethroughs in Mountain View now. For 12 square miles, that’s plenty.” Capriles also expressed some support for an eight-story building at San Antonio shopping center, if it were well thought-out. “A reasonable set-back, that will make a big difference in whether that will be overwhelming to us,” Capriles said. “The eight-story height would be exceptional from my perspective. I would like to see them be the exception rather than the rule.” John Inks Vice Mayor Inks has enough campaign signs in business windows to cause concern for at least one downtown resident, who asked, “Do I need to be concerned about this overwhelming support from businesses?” John Inks “I don’t know all those business owners,” Inks said. “I know someone who has some significant influence with businesses downtown who got those locations for me. I have good relationships with property owners downtown and good relationships with merchants. I don’t think that is anything to be cautious about. Most people who will be voting won’t be like people in this room. It comes down to name recognition. You want to be honest about your positions, but promoting your name is an effective way to elected.”

Inks was also asked about his opinion of a high-speed rail stop at a station in Mountain View. He recalled abstaining when the council voted on the topic. “It is a very problematic program,” Inks said. “I’m not a HSR advocate, per se, at all. If you want to have it, we should have a system that’s well-engineered.” The current system “is politically driven.” “I’ve already said too much,” he added. Inks also responded to a question about allowing dogs offleash at Landels School after school hours, to which he said he could understand both sides of the issue, and would consider the idea. Mike Kasperzak Mayor Mike Kasperzak was asked how money could be raised for public transit and safer streets for cyclists and pedestrians. Kasperzak said developers should be encouraged to pay for such improvements, “rather than build a whole lot of parking at $50,000 per Mike space.” The Kasperzak solution is “getting developers to do that instead of what they’d have to do in terms of parking.” In discussing various alternatives to cars, Kasperzak said, “Pod cars are maybe a little too fancy for Mountain View,” referring to a futuristic concept the council has supported. To make biking and walking safe, “we are looking at California Street as a result of accidents,” Kasperzak said. “There is some technology that puts bike lanes next to the curb and parked cars next to bike lane” to protect cyclists. He also mentioned the use of “sharrows” that tell drivers that cyclists can use the road, and enhancing the city’s bike boulevards. “I do think we are moving towards a more bike-friendly community,” Kasperzak said. “People are getting out of their cars.” Chris Clark As a planning commissioner, Clark said he’s been studying a transportation plan for fixing “one of the city’s most congested arteries,” Shoreline Boulevard into North BayChris Clark shore. He suggested that a pod car system could start by crossing Highway

101 in Google’s neighborhood, and integrate with the city’s bike network. “I think we need to keep all options on the table,” he said. Clark also supported efforts to save the “Immigrant House” from demolition at 166 Bryant Street. “It tells a different story about Mountain View and I think it is important to have that represented,” Clark said. “I think there are a lot of ways the city can contribute,” especially “if we are able to identify a space.” He expressed support for the city’s proposed plastic bag ban for environmental reasons. “It is important to do the right thing as opposed to our short-term inconvenience.” Clark also faced some concern that he could do the 30-40 hour week job of a council member on top of his full-time job, to which he pointed to his near perfect meeting attendance record as a commissioner, that the CEO of his company is “one of my biggest supporters” and that his social position as a young tech worker would give him a unique perspective on the council. John McAllister In response to a question about lack of park space in the Mondrian development on Moorpark and Evelyn streets, planning commissioner and candidate John McAllister said such developments are “a big concern.” “People need a place to get rid of energy,” John McAllister said. McAllister “Children need to get outdoors and enjoy the environment.” “Developers should build parks inside their housing projects, and “if it’s feasible they should not pay in lieu fees” to build parks elsewhere, he said. He also expressed opposition to Bus Rapid Transit. As a business owner on El Camino Real, “I see a lot of buses go right by, not a lot of them are crowded. As to building dedicated bus lanes for a light raillike bus experience, “Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Palo Alto have opposed it. I agree with what they’ve said. If we start to take one lane out of El Camino Real, people are going to start taking side streets. We don’t want that.” Email Daniel DeBolt at

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get us the rest of the way to our goal.” Relan donated half of the $57,000 from his own pocket and half from YouWeb, a Mountain View based company which assists engineers in creating startups. Outpouring of support “I started my career as a hacker, and I spend almost all my time today at YouWeb working with other developers and hackers,” Relan said. “The idea that the world’s largest community center of hackers, could be displaced right here in Silicon Valley, was simply not acceptable to me. I spoke to Katy on the last Friday night of their campaign goal, and after not sleeping well over it I called the next day to make my pledge.” “Hacking is the heart and soul of Silicon Valley,” Relan said. “To me, we need more Hacker Dojos, with the communitybuilding spirit of teaching and mentoring others.” Levinson said there were many others to thank as well. “We’ve been utterly humbled by the outpouring of support from the community,” Levinson said. “People who aren’t even Dojo members have held fundraising dinners in their homes of their own accord. During times like these, you learn to appreciate the friends you never knew you had.” The Dojo also received donations from Google, Microsoft, venture capital firm Andrees-

sen Horowitz, Palantir and AT&T. Temporary reprieve Earlier this year the Dojo was granted a temporary reprieve from the city when a fire alarm system was installed in the building. But the Dojo was not able to have events with more than 49 people, which has stifled the use of the Dojo’s large space, half of which was going unused. “We couldn’t really throw a big bash” to celebrate the fundraising effort, Levinson said. Instead, a smaller group of Dojo members drank some champagne and thanked Relan on Twitter. “I understand the city of Mountain View’s position: they had to take measures per city codes,” Relan said. “I also understand Hacker Dojo’s position: they had to make their space work. The only solution was to jump in and make it all work out.” While Dojo members are relieved, Levinson said there’s still more work to do. The buildings will be “safe” soon, but “not really habitable.” “We’re still raising money,” Levinson said. “Once we’re done with the spaces we’re going to have two big warehouses that are legal but there’s nothing in them,” she said, referring to half of the Dojo that’s remained vacant by order of the city. “We are definitely breathing easier,” Levinson said. Email Daniel DeBolt at




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By offering the Living Classroom lessons, Goldman said his district has lengthened the chain of outdoor science experiences for students as they move up through elementary school and into middle school. The district is also expanding a field trip program — Science by Nature, which had previously only been available to fourth- and fifthgraders — to the sixth grade. Living in the tech-centric culture of Silicon Valley, it is important not to forget the lessons nature can teach, Goldman said. “We’re trying to bring balance to our learning environment,” he said. “There is some information that has to be delivered,” such as abstract mathematical concepts. “Some learning you can only obtain through experience,” he said. “We can teach the California standards all we want, but there’s something about standing at the base of a 2,000-year-old coastal redwood tree that you can’t get by sitting in a classroom or searching the Internet.” V

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hen you browse the web, how do networks find your personal information and bring you custom adverts in milliseconds? Last month, I attended the San Jose conference NoSQL Now! to find out. The 1980s saw explosive growth in relational databases that use tables and SQL (Structured Query Language) to store and retrieve data. For example, you could list names and addresses in a table and list people in Mountain View’s 94043 ZIP code using a SQL query like “SELECT NAME WHERE ZIP=94043.” Today, websites like Facebook, with nearly a billion active users, store all kinds of data - videos, schedules, messages, favorites and friends. Relational databases are slow to handle this data. To serve millions of users quickly, three main types of NoSQL (Not SQL or Not-only SQL) databases are rapidly gaining acceptance. The first is a key-value database that gives each piece of data an index. It is like having a filing cabinet where folders can contain anything and you find items by looking at the folder tag. The second type is a document-oriented database. This stores, manipulates and retrieves information like web pages, word-processor files and publications. The third type is a graph database that stores information like networks, relationships and road maps. In February 2011, a key-value database company, Membase, merged with a document database company, CouchOne, to form Couchbase, a Mountain View company. “Over 50 percent of our customers run at least some of their applications using Couchbase on Amazon’s Web Services,” says Bob Wiederhold, CEO of Couchbase. Others install a free version of Couchbase on their own servers, paying for larger systems and support. Over 50 social gaming companies, including Zynga, Electronic Arts and Disney, use Couchbase. Cloud-based enterprise software companies and e-commerce companies also use Couchbase. Advertising networks typically store user profiles in Couchbase.

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User profiles used to be stored in a small cookie file on your computer, but now cookies link to larger files stored in the cloud. When you browse the web, an ad network may look up your profile containing age, gender, likes, education level, spending patterns, occupation and more. The network matches your profile to an advertiser and shows you a custom advertisement in less than 40 milliseconds. According to Wikipedia, the average time to blink your eye is 100-400 milliseconds. Ads are displayed quicker than you can blink. Oracle, a $35.6 billion company in 2011, grew by adding applications and infrastructure to its relational database foundation. At this stage, Couchbase has enough to do without developing its own applications. Still, there’s a huge growth opportunity. Couchbase has raised about $30 million from Accel, Ignition, Mayfield, North Bridge and Redpoint. Couchbase is racing with other open source NoSQL databases, like MongoDB, to build market share by courting developers. The CouchConf developer conference took place on Sept. 21 in San Francisco. According to database pioneer Michael Stonebraker, who presented at a NewSQL Meetup held recently at Intuit, Oracle has 4 million lines of database code and an expensive direct sales model. So open source databases, where a customer can try out a free version and users support each other, have much lower sales costs. A pioneer in database research, Stonebraker explained how he is developing a NewSQL database, VoltDB. This is more suited to transaction processing applications than NoSQL databases. On one test, he claimed VoltDB ran 70 times faster than Oracle. Relational databases led to a world that collected information on paper and online forms. Now NoSQL and NewSQL databases enable organizations to engage us online, whether we are playing games, sharing with friends or buying goods. V

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ast Friday was the kind of day to make a person’s heart swell with pride, as the space shuttle Endeavour made its long, looping farewell flight across the state. For many in Mountain View, work stopped as people gathered on rooftops and along the sides of overpasses, in crowds at Shoreline Park and 20,000-strong at Moffett Field. The oncein-a-lifetime sight of the shuttle’s low-altitude fly-over brought the community together. For a few brief minutes, the cares of everyday life fell away as all eyes lifted to the heavens to marvel at the shuttle riding piggyback on a modified Boeing 747. The shuttle, on its way to its new home in Los Angeles where it will be displayed at the California Science Museum, signaled the end of an era, as NASA retires its aging fleet of space shuttles. The awe-inspiring sight was a reminder of what we can do when we pull together as a nation, and doubtlessly inspired new generations of astronauts, scientists and explorers to imagine what the future of space exploration holds. This dignified salute to Endeavour, which was built as a replacement for the doomed space shuttle Challenger, was a fitting farewell for a craft which, according to NASA, completed 25 missions, spent 299 days in orbit, and circled Earth 4,671 times. While the excited crowd watched, the shuttle flew over NASA Ames near the wind tunnel complex where 90 percent of its aerodynamic research went on, the vertical flight simulator where its astronauts trained and the laboratories where its heatresistant tiles were invented. But the sight of Endeavour soaring over the top of Mountain View’s iconic Hangar One would have been even more inspiring if the massive crowd of onlookers could take heart that, somewhere on the horizon, the towering skeleton would get its replacement siding and a new role for a new era. Hangar One could be looking forward to a future as an air and space museum, or as a working hangar leased to house the Google executives’ fleet. Instead, Endeavour’s glorious send-off only heightened the undignified relegation of Hangar One to history’s scrap-heap, as NASA’s top officials have signaled they’d rather get rid of it rather than restore and reuse it. It’s important to keep sight of the future, working toward the new technologies that will open up unexplored realms of the solar system and beyond. But it’s also important not to forget one’s roots, the foundation that future success is built upon. For decades, Hangar One has been a symbol of the key role that Moffett Field and NASA Ames has played in our region. While it’s gotten harder to remain hopeful about Hangar One’s future, there is a strong argument for continuing efforts to preserve this historic landmark for future generations. It’s one we hope that NASA officials will finally be able to hear.

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MAYOR SHOULD APOLOGIZE I was astonished when I read last week’s article entitled “Candidate threatened, signs defaced”. How did two defaced campaign signs lead to an attack on Cuesta Park Annex supporters? Mayor Kasperzak should direct complaints of criminal behavior to police department. Alleged threatening phone calls can be traced and defaced signs on Cuesta Drive can easily be replaced. However, the mayor chose to make speculative, unsubstantiated and untrue accusations against those who are opposed to the flood basin. His allegations are misguided and defamatory. By attempting to damage the reputation of those who hold opposing views, one can only assume that Mr. Kasperzak craves sympathetic pre-election publicity — or perhaps he hopes to gain some political advantage? His decision to make these allegations in the public forum is irresponsible and unbefitting a mayor. A strong, secure city council should welcome civic engagement, even dissent, since open discussion provides valuable feedback. However, the mayor appears to regard freedom of speech as an unwelcome intrusion. Countless citizens still oppose the flood detention basin for purely altruistic reasons but sadly, choose not to get actively involved. Does the council really wish to align itself with the Santa Clara Valley Water District,

which has been the subject of no less than five grand jury investigations? I have requested a written public apology from Mr. Kasperzak. Does he have the backbone to admit he is wrong? He has been the mayor of Mountain View twice and is anticipating re-election to the council for his fourth term. Needless to say, he cannot rely on my vote. Christine Crosby Woodleaf Way

ANNEX SUPPORTERS NO ‘SMALL GROUP’ As one who has never made a threatening phone call to a public official or spray-painted a campaign sign, I resent the insinuations made by the mayor. The mayor called us “a small group” yet neglected to mention the 500 Mountain View residents who signed a petition to leave the Cuesta Annex in its natural state. In addition, in the city’s own survey in 2006, the majority of respondents wanted the Annex left in its natural state. I suspect there are many who don’t like Mayor Kasperzak because he is disingenuous. After he was elected he was quoted on the front page of the Town Crier as saying that he welcomed public input and “wanted to hear from everyone.” Then why, when over 20 people came to speak in January on the Cuesta Annex, did he reduce individual public comment to two minutes at Continued on next page


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council meetings and no longer require that any minutes would be taken at those meetings? At a subsequent meeting in July, he also did not allow any one to speak on the Cuesta Annex. Evidence has been presented to the City Council which demonstrates that the projected flood data is flawed and a flood basin is unnecessary. Why are public officials in a hurry to destroy public land and wildlife? Is this flood basin just the first part of a larger plan to take this open space for their own purposes? Elections have consequences and Mountain View is learning that the hard way. Cynthia Riordan Saratoga

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BEST BURGER Clarke’s Charcoal Burger 615 West El Camino Real, Mountain View (650) 967-0851

BEST BURRITO AND BEST TAKE OUT La Costena 2078 Old Middlefield Wy., Mountain View

BEST PLACE FOR A BUSINESS LUNCH Country Gourmet Restaurant 2098 West El Camino Real, Mountain View

BEST DELI AND BEST BAKERY Le Boulanger 650 Castro St., Mountain View (650) 961-1787

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2012 BEST CHIROPRACTOR Lisa Devlin DC CCSP 1265 Montecito Ave., Mountain View (650) 428-0950 BEST OIL CHANGE The Car Doctor 2239 Old Middlefield Wy. Suite D, Mountain View (650) 988-8600 BEST SMALL GROCERY STORE The Milk Pail 2585 California St., Mountain View (650) 941-2505 BEST HAPPY HOUR AND BEST BAR Tied House Cafe and Brewery 954 Villa St., Mountain View

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Freshly prepared panini await the lunchtime crowd at Tootsie’s in Palo Alto.




ou see a lot of scrubs and stethoscopes at Tootsie’s. Do not be

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lavender bushes and olive trees while nursing a terrific cappuccino or glass of wine. The menu is inspired by the chef ’s roots in Bologna, the culinary capital of Italy, and by his work at Mario Batali’s Del Posto in New York City. Like Batali, Rocco Scordella focuses on freshness and simplicity. Take the salads. Four of my favorite things are packaged in the insalata di tonno ($8.50): peppery arugula, fresh fennel, tuna and voluptuous cannellini beans, brought together by a light, vinegar-free lemon dressing. Tootsie’s is very good about not drowning its salads, so you can taste each ingredient, and they’re large enough for a meal. And, the salads vary tremendously, also changing with the seasons. Fennel shows up again in the Agrumi ($8.25) with citrus segments, red leaf lettuce, radishes and capers, but otherwise there’s very little repetition. You can come back again and again and have something different. Which people do. Tootsie’s gets a line out the door at noon. Many people call in their orders ahead of time, especially in the colder months. Most of the seating is outside.

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mixed zucchini coins with caramelized onions and capers, with cheese melted on top. With the accompanying salad, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a wonderful lunch. Scordellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crew comes in at 4:30 a.m. every morning to bake focaccia, pizza and pastries including the signature bomboloni (filled doughnuts). Which is why they sometimes run out. Fresh ricotta pancakes ($9.75) are available until 11 a.m. weekdays and all day Saturday. Tootsieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is almost 4 years old. I am not the only one who has driven past the cute brick building thinking it was a candy shop, a shoe store or something to do with California Cafe. Scordella has heard this complaint before, but the name came with the lease. Tootsie was Leland Stanford Jr.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dog. V



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CITY OF MOUNTAIN VIEW NOTICE OF PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION MEETING SANTA CLARA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT PERMANENTE CREEK FLOOD PROTECTION PROJECT MCKELVEY PARK You are invited to the following City of Mountain View Parks and Recreation Commission meeting where the Commission will consider recommending to the City Council a conceptual plan for recreational facilities, including a proposed minipark, in and around McKelvey Park. The facilities are part of the Santa Clara Valley Water Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Permanente Creek Flood Protection Project. Additional details will be provided at the meeting. Wednesday, October 10, 2012 7:00 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as the item can be heard) Mountain View Senior Center 266 Escuela Avenue, Mountain View The report providing information on this item to the Parks and Recreation Commission will be published on the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website ( on or about October 5, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact Jacqueline Solomon, Assistant Public Works Director, at (650) 903-6311. Comments may also be emailed to

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2016: Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s America (PG) Arbitrage (R) (((

Century 16: 2 & 7:35 p.m.

Aquarius Theatre: 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m.

The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) (( By Candlelight (1933) 9 p.m.

Century 20: 1 & 7 p.m.

Stanford Theatre: Wed. & Thu. at 6:10 &

Counsellor at Law (1933) Stanford Theatre: Fri.-Sun. at 5:55 & 9:05 p.m. The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) ((((

Century 20: 9 p.m.

Dredd (R) Century 16: 12:10 p.m.; In 3D at 2:45, 5:10, 7:45 & 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 11:55 a.m. & 4:55 p.m.; In 3D at 2:25, 7:25 & 9:50 p.m. Century 16: Wed. at E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (PG) (((( 2 & 7 p.m. Century 20: Wed. at 2 & 7 p.m. Palo Alto Square: Wed. at 2 & 7 p.m. End of Watch (R) ((1/2 Century 16: 11:10 a.m.; 1:45, 4:30, 7:30 & 10:05 p.m. Century 20: 11:40 a.m.; 2:15, 5, 7:35 & 10:20 p.m. Finding Nemo 3D (G) Century 16: 11 a.m. (standard 2D); In 3D at 1:35, 4:15, 7:05 & 9:50 p.m. Century 20: 2:20, 7:20 & 9:55 p.m. (standard 2D); In 3D at 11:50 a.m. & 4:50 p.m. Hotel Transylvania (PG) Century 16: 12:35, 3, 5:20 & 8:20 p.m.; In 3D at 11:30 a.m.; 1:50, 4:10, 7 & 9:25 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m.; 1:45 & 4:05 p.m.; In 3D at 12:05, 12:45, 2:35, 3:10, 4:55, 5:35, 8 & 10:25 p.m. House at the End of the Street (PG-13) Century 16: 11:15 a.m.; 1:50, 4:25, 7:05 & 9:35 p.m. Century 20: 12:25, 2:55, 4, 5:25, 8:05, 10 & 10:35 p.m. The Intouchables (R) (( Century 16: 11:25 a.m.; 4:45 & 10 p.m. Lawless (R) ((( & Sun. at 10 p.m.

Century 16: 8:15 p.m. Century 20: Fri.

Lawrence of Arabia Century 16: Thu. at 2 & 7 p.m. Century 20: Thu. at 2 & 7 p.m. Palo Alto Square: Thu. at 2 & 7 p.m. Looper (R) Century 16: 11 a.m.; 12:25, 1:55, 3:10, 4:40, 6:15, 7:30, 9 & 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m.; 2, 4:45, 6:30, 7:15, 7:40, 9:20, 10:05 & 10:30 p.m. Maloof Cup World Skateboarding Championship Event (PG-13) Century 16: Tue. at 7:30 p.m. Century 20: Tue. at 7:30 p.m. Palo Alto Square: Tue. at 7:30 p.m. The Master (R) (((1/2 Century 20: 11:30 a.m.; 12:50, 2:30, 3:50, 5:40, 6:55 & 8:50 p.m. Guild Theatre: 1:45, 5 & 8:15 p.m. The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG) p.m.

Century 20: 9:55

One More River (1934) Stanford Theatre: Fri.-Sun. at 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. also at 4:20 p.m. ParaNorman (PG) ((1/2 Century 20: 1:50 & 6:40 p.m.; In 3D at 11:15 a.m. & 4:10 p.m. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) Century 16: 11:20 a.m.; 12:45, 2:10, 3:15, 4:50, 6:05, 7:20, 8:35 & 9:55 p.m. Century 20: 11:25 a.m.; 12:30, 1:55, 3, 4:30, 5:30, 7:05, 8:05, 9:40 & 10:35 p.m. Pitch Perfect (PG-13) Century 20: 11:45 a.m.; 1:05, 2:25, 3:45, 5:05, 6:25, 7:45, 9:10 & 10:25 p.m. Remember Last Night? (1935) at 7:30 p.m.

Stanford Theatre: Wed. & Thu.

Resident Evil: Retribution (R) Century 16: 11:05 a.m.; In 3D at 1:30, 4:05, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m. Century 20: 11:35 a.m. & 4:15 p.m.; In 3D at 1:40, 6:45 & 9:15 p.m. Robot & Frank (PG-13) ((( 4:35, 6:50 & 9:15 p.m.

Century 16: 11:45 a.m.; 2:05,

Century 16: 11:05 Trouble with the Curve (PG-13) (( a.m.; 12:15, 1:40, 2:55, 4:20, 5:35, 6:55 & 9:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:25 a.m.; 12:40, 2, 3:20, 4:40, 6, 7:20 & 8:40 p.m. Wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Back Down (PG) Century 16: 12:50, 4, 7:10 & 10 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m.; 2, 4:50, 7:50 & 10:40 p.m.

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(Aquarius) The â&#x20AC;&#x153;having it allâ&#x20AC;? lifestyle of the CEO played by Richard Gere in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arbitrageâ&#x20AC;? may not be very relatable, but his nightmare scenario of losing it all should ring a bell. Gereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smugly successful Robert Miller holds court, all smiles, at the office and at home. But he becomes shaken when facing involuntary manslaughter charges after crashing his luxury sedan. He ropes in Jimmy Grant, a young black man (Nate Parker) to assist him in fleeing the scene of the crime. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arbitrageâ&#x20AC;? is at its most interesting when exploring the choices facing Miller and Grant when the police identify the younger man and begin turning the screws on him. Mostly unspoken, but loud and clear as subtext, are the matters of race and white privilege. At its essence, the film is a potboiler, heating up with tension as Miller finds his lies catching up with him. Before the film arrives at its foregone conclusion, the director succeeds in giving his thriller enough thematic texture to set it apart, and his star a showcase that reminds us of Gereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability. Playing a character thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost entirely unsympathetic, Gere demonstrates the charm thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s allowed Miller to accumulate his wealth and status, and the abyss-staring his showmanship conceals. Rated R for language, violent images and drug use. One hour, 48 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Peter Canavese


(Century 16, Century 20) Meet the new Bourne, same as the old Bourne. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the impression left by â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bourne Legacy,â&#x20AC;? a would-be franchise refresher in which Jeremy Renner grabs the baton from Matt Damon. Everything in this film youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen before, whether it be recycled from the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bourneâ&#x20AC;? trilogy or even Joe Wrightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hanna,â&#x20AC;? fer gosh sakes. What is this movie about? A chemically enhanced super soldier (Renner) discovers his masters have turned on him. Cross tracks down Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz), the only surviving doctor who used to maintain him; now she too has been targeted. Renner and Weisz are as solid as one might respectively expect, but the film doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make us care much about them, or say anything more pointed about the state of American covert affairs than â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are morally indefensible and absolutely necessary.â&#x20AC;? Instead, the film expends acres of talk on military doublespeak and technobabble. As Scott Glennâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CIA director confesses early on, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve kind of lost my perspective on whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible.â&#x20AC;? Just remember, kids, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not paranoid if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really out to get you ... or your movie dollars. Rated PG-13 for violence and action. Two hours, 15 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; P.C.








(Century 16, Century 20) All the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gotham City in Christopher Nolanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ambitious Batman trilogy, which comes to an emphatic conclusion. The screenplay by Nolan and his brother Jonathan takes inspiration from â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Tale of Two Citiesâ&#x20AC;? and Fritz Langâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Metropolisâ&#x20AC;? in depicting the levels of society: the 99 percent versus the 1 percent, the skyscrapers down to the sewers. The leitmotif of

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Nolanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well-orchestrated saga is how a society, and an individual, responds to a fall. Batman has receded into billionaire Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), a limping recluse. He faces two characters plucked from the pages of Batman comics: fearsome terrorist Bane (Tom Hardy) and cat burglar Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway), who wants a â&#x20AC;&#x153;clean slateâ&#x20AC;? in an internet age when information is immortal. The film delivers a whole lotta movie, with castof-thousands spectacle and giant-sized action. The Nolans consider the issues of the day (thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big Occupy Gotham theme); explore the role of legendary heroes in galvanizing the public; and labor to ensure that how their Batman ends


dovetails with 2005â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Batman Begins.â&#x20AC;? Rated PG-13 for violence, sensuality and language. Two hours, 45 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; P.C.

END OF WATCH--1/2 (Century 16, Century 20) Were I 13 years old (and alas, I am not), â&#x20AC;&#x153;End of Watchâ&#x20AC;? might well be my new favorite movie. David Ayerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new shoot-â&#x20AC;&#x2122;em-up buddycop flick has both a macho exterior and a heart of gold, in its swaggering banter, kinetic gunfights and aww-shucks love stories. As such, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a perfectly diverting time-waster. But the milieu â&#x20AC;&#x153;End of Watchâ&#x20AC;? introduces as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once upon a time in South Centralâ&#x20AC;? may feel a bit old hat. Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena star as Brian Taylor and Mike Zavala, two of the best cops on the street, and though

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they may be unconventional at times, they knuckle down right quick when the situation gets serious. Most importantly, these guys care deeply, about their work, their women, and each other â&#x20AC;&#x201D; though theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re more inclined to prove the latter in actions than in words. As written and directed by Ayer, the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s primary stylistic move is to have the action â&#x20AC;&#x153;capturedâ&#x20AC;? by small consumer cameras, including one secreted on Taylorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s person. Taylorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desire to be a detective pushes the duo to overstep their bounds, one unexpected bust ruffling feathers within law enforcement and setting off a powerful Mexican cartel. The escalating danger climaxes in a major urban gun battle, the last in a series of adrenaline fixes that have included a car chase and a home fire. The film has its own kind of broadly drawn archetypes, and an irrepressible sense of â&#x20AC;&#x153;how about this?â&#x20AC;? flash thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at odds with its disingenuous â&#x20AC;&#x153;veriteâ&#x20AC;? approach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Râ&#x20AC;? rating aside, â&#x20AC;&#x153;End of Watchâ&#x20AC;? blends the nastiness and innocence of a playground game of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cops and Robbers.â&#x20AC;? Rated R for strong violence, some disturbing images, pervasive language including sexual references, and some drug use. One hour, 49 minutes.â&#x20AC;&#x201D; P.C.


(Century 16) In â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Intouchables,â&#x20AC;? a rich, stuffy, white man exposes a poor black man to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;finer thingsâ&#x20AC;? in life; in turn, the black man teaches the white man how to loosen up and love. No need to check your watch. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still 2012. With its brash humor and emotional generosity, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Intouchablesâ&#x20AC;? has crowd-pleaser written all over it, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no mistaking the queasy racial implications. Francois Cluzet (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tell No Oneâ&#x20AC;?) plays Phillippe, a quadriplegic millionaire who plucks Senegalese immigrant Driss (Omar Sy) out of the Parisian ghetto to be a live-in homecare provider. Phillippe â&#x20AC;&#x201D; also a closet adventurer â&#x20AC;&#x201D; appreciates Drissâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; irreverent insistence on prodding his boss out of his discomfort zone and into his need for speed and romance. Wildly popular in its native France, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Intouchablesâ&#x20AC;? applies strict formula to a reassuring story about improving oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life by embracing new people and experiences. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a cinematic warm fuzzy if ever there was one, and the performances by Cluzet and Sy prove highly appealing. But in America, where we invented this formula, audiences are likely to find it discomfitingly retrograde. Rated R for language and some drug use. One hour, 52 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; P.C.

THE MASTER---1/2 (Guild, Century 20) â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Masterâ&#x20AC;? puts its primary focus on an unstoppable forcemeets-immovable object war of wills between two men. Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) returns home from World War II psychologically damaged and struggles to reintegrate into American daily life. His â&#x20AC;&#x153;nervous conditionâ&#x20AC;? leads him deep into drink, trouble and eventually The Cause, a cultish organization created and lorded over by Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Dodd sees something in Freddie, recognizes his pliability, finds him amusing, useful and perhaps attractive. The Cause, modeled on early Scientology, offers vague direction but charismatic leadership in its L. Ron Hubbard-esque leader. Director Paul Thomas Anderson makes the audience work hard for coherence and meaning, and some will find their patience sorely tested by his elliptical approach. The filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unequivocal pleasures are its photography, brilliant period production design, and the performances by Phoenix and Hoffman. Drawn and stooped, Phoenix wields a Brando-esque

spontaneity capable of eruptive force of feeling and physicality. Hoffmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dodd, though more canny and confident, appears to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;making all this up as he goes alongâ&#x20AC;? and likewise harbors mercurial moodiness. Andersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s risks donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always pay off; they havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t all come out in the wash of the editing room. But â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Masterâ&#x20AC;? begs for a reorientation of the viewer, perhaps requiring more than one viewing of the film. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing easy or conventional about this account of a doomed search for external meaning, doubling as a meditative tone poem on human frailty. Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/ nudity. Two hours, 17 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lawless,â&#x20AC;? a fact-based crime drama thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 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 agesold 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 sexuality/ nudity. One hour, 56 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; P.C.


(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 smalltownship setting with incredible detail. Norman Babcock (voiced by Kodi SmitMcPhee 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 canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop a misconceived concept from running amok. Rated PG

for scary action and images, thematic elements, rude humor and language. 1 hour, 36 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; S.T.


(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.

TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE-(Century 16, Century 20) Slogging through the first 75 minutes of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trouble with the Curveâ&#x20AC;? is akin to watching a scoreless baseball game that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get exciting until the ninth inning. The film is often ponderous and dreary, and undertones of soft piano or guitar further dull the pacing. Several solid performances and the presence of iconic actor Clint Eastwood offer some relief. Eastwood growls and grumbles through his performance as Gus, an accomplished baseball scout for the Atlanta Braves whose advancing age is taking its toll. When Gus is sent off to scout a potential top draft pick, his daughter Mickey (Amy Adams) tags along and keep an eye on him. Mickey has her own reasons for taking the trip, namely to find why he seemingly abandoned her after the death of her mother. Eastwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s age is showing, but he still has the gravitas to carry a film. While he plays it gruff throughout, he does show a sensitive side in one memorable scene. Speaking to his wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tombstone at the graveyard, he begins to softly sing to her, choking back tears as he goes on. Adams nearly steals the show with her strong, heartfelt portrayal. She has a tendency to over-articulate her dialogue but delivers each line with emotion and sincerity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Troubleâ&#x20AC;? represents the directorial debut of longtime Eastwood collaborator Robert Lorenz, who worked alongside Eastwood on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Million Dollar Baby,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Absolute Powerâ&#x20AC;? and a slew of other pictures. But Lorenzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s freshman effort is more foul tip than base hit.Rated PG-13 for language, sexual references, thematic material and smoking. 1 hour, 51 minutes.â&#x20AC;&#x201D; T.H.

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



‘Seeing Through Lines’--Taryn Curiel “Seeing Through Lines” is new work in watercolor on Yupo by Taryn Curiel. The artist’s reception is Oct. 6, from 5-8 p.m. at the gallery. Gallery closes 3 p.m. on Sun. Oct. 2-Nov. 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Viewpoints Gallery, 315 State St., Los Altos. Day Worker Art Exhibition at MV City Hall Workers from the Day Worker Center of Mountain View will put on an art exhibition. Workers’ paintings, crochet and knit pieces, jewelry, and more will be on display. Attendees can stop by while the City Hall is open to see these wonderful works of art, or come to the reception on Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. The exhibition shows from Oct. 4-19, Mountain View City Hall, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650903-4102. Gallery 9 features Nancy Wulff Nancy Wulff’s “Dames and Posies” are on display at Gallery 9 through Oct. 28. Featuring ink drawings and watercolor paintings inspired by nature and love of dance. Reception, Fri. Oct. 5, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in tandem with Los Altos downtown First Friday. Gallery hours: Tues.Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 12-4 p.m. Oct. 2-28, Gallery 9 Los Altos, 143 Main St., Los Altos. Landscapes here and there New Pastel Paintings by Terri Ford chronicles the past two years of Ford’s career as artist and teacher. 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.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS Class on Astronomy For Poets: Stars, Galaxies, the Big Bang An introductory astronomy course for credit or personal enjoyment on the campus of Foothill College. This fall, Foothill offers Astronomy 10B (which is a first course) on stars, galaxies, and the universe Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Sept. 25, 6-8:30 p.m. Foothill College, Room 5015, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Drip Irrigation Participants learn how to design and install a water-efficient drip system. Class will cover landscape water needs, irrigation components, installation considerations, and conversion of spray to drip. Registration required. Sept. 29, 1-4 p.m. Mountain View. Intro to TV studio production A class that offers hands-on experience to operate the cameras, teleprompter, audio, switcher and character graphics. Atendees learn practical skills on how the equipment works and functions during a production. They will work with your group to do a “program piece” rotating crew positions. Oct. 3-24, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $85. Mtn View Community Television, 1400 Terra Bella Ave., Suite M, Mountain View. Call 650968-1540. Introduction to mindfulness An introduction to the meditative development of mindfulness. Five-week course taught by Insight Meditation South Bay teachers. Oct. 4, 7-9 p.m. St. Timothy’s/Edwards Hall, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View. Call 650-8570904. Lawn Alteratives Symposium Foothill College A one-day symposium on native plant garden design, installation and maintenance at Foothill College. Five talks by accomplished native plants landscape professionals and authors. Plants and book sale. Organized by the California Native Plant Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter. Registration required. Sept. 29, 8:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Foothill College, Lecture Hall 8338, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Plant Selection and Care Class will focus on selection, placement, and care of California native and low-water-use plants. Registration required. Oct. 4, 6-8:30 p.m. Mountain View.

Spiritual writers conference Presenters give attendees tools of the trade for writing books in the self-help, spirituality or health fields. Sept. 29, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. $150 thru 9/28;$175 day of. East West Bookstore, 324 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-988-9800. Television studio production At the end of the class students will have produced 1/2 hour TV show. Four class sessions: Sept. 28, 6-10 p.m.; Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sept. 30, 1-5 p.m.; Oct. 5, 6-10 p.m. $145. Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-494-8686.

COMMUNITY EVENTS ‘The Power and Passion of Beethoven’ Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations(R) are concert-plus-commentary performances in which he speaks about the music that he plays. He sheds light on the stories behind some of Beethoven’s most famous works. Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. $25-$35. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Call 650-223-8664. El Camino Hospital Farmers’ Market El Camino Hospital offers the community a weekly farmers’ market brought to campus by the Bay Area Farmers’ Markets Association. The market, which will take place each Friday during Fall will feature locally grown organic produce, fresh eggs, cheese, breads, kettle corn, fish and nuts. Oct. 5-Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. El Camino Hospital, Mountain View campus, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View. www. Foothill-DeAnza board of trustees candidate forum The LWV will moderate a forum featuring the candidates for the FoothillDeAnza College Board of Trustees. Four people have filed to run for three open spots on the board. Sept. 30, 3:45-5 p.m. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650967-8743. Hills Art Exhibit and Sale The Town of Los Altos Hills will host an Artist’s Reception and Sale of the figurative paintings of the late Mitchell Bricker and Nina Bricker. Gourmet food and live jazz will be featured. Sept. 30, 2-5 p.m. Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-941-8073. Historic bike tour of Los Altos Twelvemile bike tour of the more than 35 points of historical interest in Los Altos, including houses, commercial buildings, churches and parks. Fairly level ground and leisurely pace. Lunch and raffle tickets included. Bike mechanic on duty. Space is limited. Advance reservations required. Sept. 29, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $10. Los Altos City Hall Parking Lot, One North San Antonio Rd., Los Altos. Call 650-383-7540. LASD candidate forum Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Los Altos/Mountain View and Los Altos Public Library. Sept. 30, 1:45-3 p.m. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-967-8743. Mountain View Council Candidate Forum Google will host a Mountain View City Council Candidate Forum moderated by the League of Women Voter of the Los AltosMountain View Area. Sept. 27, 5:45-7:30 p.m. Pre-registration recommended. Visit https:// Google Inc., Bldg. 40 (entrance off Charleston), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View. Call 650-941-4846. MVUHS “Eagle” alumni day picnic All alumni from MV/LA & Awalt high schools are welcome including teachers. Oct. 6, MVUHS “Eagle” Alumni Day Picnic, Cuesta Drive, Mountain View. Call 650-968-1053. Palo Alto International Film Festival Palo Alto International Film Festival presents films, talks, youth program, workshops, free outdoor films, and awards. Free Films will start at 8 p.m. at the Festival Village located on High Street, between University and Hamilton

Avenue. Visit for the full program. Sept. 27-30, 6-11 p.m. Free to $350. 431 Florence, Suite 200, Palo Alto. Call 845-2168957. San Francisco Walk to End Alzheimer’s Each walker will participate in a 3-mile walk to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Sept. 29, 9:30 a.m. Mission Creek Park, 1060 La Avenida St., Mountain View. Call 1-800-272-3900.

CONCERTS CSMA faculty concert: Eclectic World Jazz Featuring compositions of Neil Kelly & Lukas Vesely. With CSMA faculty member Daniel Magay (clarinet, alto saxophone and flute) and special guest poet Mina Kelly. Oct. 4, 7-8 p.m. Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. Hiroshima band Hiroshima band with taiko master Kenny Endo will perform a rare twohour concert. VIP sushi and sake tasting is an optional event preceding the concert. Proceeds will benefit the Tsunami Japan Relief Fund and the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple’s 100th Anniversary Fund. Sept. 29, 8:30-10:30 p.m. 50 Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Call 888-816-4065. Pennisula Harmony Chorus annual concert This year’s concert is titled “California Dreamin’” -- a retrospective of why the chorus loves to live in California. Sept. 29, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $12 presale and $15 day of. Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos. Call 408-255-4572.

DANCE Social ballroom dancing Lessons at 8 p.m. are Hustle for beginning and intermediate levels, followed by general dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. No experience or partner necessary; dressy casual attire is preferred. Sept. 28, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. $9 includes refreshments. Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-3958847.

EXHIBITS Los Altos Hills art exhibit The Town of Los Altos Hills will sponsor an artist’s exhibition, reception and sale of Mitchell and Nina Bricker’s figurative paintings at LAH Town Hall on Sept 30, 2-5 p.m. Shows through March 1. 2-5 p.m. Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-941-8073. 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 exhibit shows Sept. 2-Sept. 28, Free Main Street Cafe and Books, 134 Main St., Los Altos. Call 650-787-9953.

NHIGHLIGHT THEATREWORKS PRESENTS ‘33 VARIATIONS’ This play follows a brilliant musicologist racing to solve one of Beethoven’s greatest mysteries, while her daughter struggles to connect with her. Oct. 3-28, $23-$73. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

music department. Oct. 3, 8-9 p.m. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Call 650-725-ARTS (2787). events.stanford. edu/events/332/33219 Live John Blues Boyd at Morocco’s Restaurant A five-piece blues band will perform at Moroccos Restaurant. Sept. 28, 6:3011 p.m. Morocco’s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Park Avenue Jazz Concert Attendees can swing along with love songs of the 1920s-1950s played by pianist David Samuels. Samuels has played for Etta James and Dionne Warwick. Oct. 5, 7-9:30 p.m. Moroccos Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-968-1502.

ON STAGE The Cherry Orchard The orchard is about to be auctioned off to pay debts, but Mme. Ranevskaya and her family enjoy long lunches and parties while time runs out. Through Oct. 14. 8-10 p.m. $10-$30. Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-2541148. The Little Dog Laughed Follow the adventures of Mitchell Green, a movie star who could hit it big if it weren’t for one teensy-weensy problem. His agent, Diane, can’t seem to keep him in the closet. Sept. 13-Oct. 17, 8 p.m. $16 - $30 Dragon Theatre, 535 Alma St., Palo Alto. Call 650-493-2006. www.dragonproductions. net/littledog.html

RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY 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 650-323-3363. University public worship: multifaith celebration Attendees experience the varied contributions that spiritual and religious traditions can add to a Stanford education, inclding the music of Stanford Talisman, the Memorial Church Choir and university organist, Dr. Robert Huw Morgan. Sept. 30, 10-11 a.m.

Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Call 723-1762. events/333/33385

SINGLES Creating connections singles social Through connection circles and other exercises, the program maximizes the number of short introductory conversations singles will have with a wide variety of singles. Sept. 29, 7-10:30 p.m. $21-25. Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel, 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

SPECIAL EVENTS Flashback Class of 1972 Mountain View Attendees can see “Now and Then” acquaintances. Oct. 5, 6-11 p.m. 10. includes 6 pool tables and cake. California Billiards, 881 El Camino Real, Mountain View. Call 510882-3321. MVHS Class of ‘67 45th Reunion Mountain View High School Class of ‘67 will hold its 45th Reunion on Saturday, October 6th. Reservations are due no later than August 30, 2012. 5-11:30 p.m. $75. Hilton Garden Inn, 840 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View.

TALKS/AUTHORS Arlie Hochschild: ‘The Outsourced Self’ Nearly everyone is outsourcing these days - hiring people to do things they used to do themselves - child care, elder care, online dating... Dr. Arlie Hochschild, author of “The Second Shift,” will talk about her new book: “The Outsourced Self.” Oct. 2, 4:15-5:45 p.m. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, 2nd Floor, Oak West, Tresidder Union, Stanford. Call 650-814-7563.

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 650-940-7402.

21st Annual

October 6 & 7, 2012 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

FAMILY AND KIDS Living Classroom docent training sessions The Living Classroom, a garden-based science program for third graders at the Mountain View Whisman School District, is hosting three training sessions (Sept. 24, 28 and Oct. 1) for volunteers interested in learning how to teach hands-on, outdoor lessons that connect students to nature. 9-11:30 a.m. Mountain View Whisman School District Administration Building, 750-A San Pierra Way, Mountain View. Call 650-224-8274.

LIVE MUSIC Harmony For Humanity: Daniel Pearl Stanford Live and Music at Stanford co-present the 10th annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert -- a tribute honoring the life and memory of the slain Wall Street Journal reporter, musician, and Stanford graduate Daniel Pearl -featuring faculty and students from Stanford’s September 28, 2012 ■ Mountain View Voice ■ ■


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BOARD 100-199 N FOR SALE 200-299 N KIDS STUFF 330-399 N MIND & BODY 400-499 NJ OBS 500-599 NB USINESS SERVICES 600-699 NH OME SERVICES 700-799 NFOR RENT/ FOR SALE REAL ESTATE 800-899 NP UBLIC/LEGAL NOTICES 995-997 The publisher waives any and all claims or consequential damages due to errors. Embarcadero Media cannot assume responsibility for the claims or performance of its advertisers. Embarcadero Media has the right to refuse, edit or reclassify any ad solely at its discretion without prior notice.

22 THE PENINSULA’S FREE CLASSIFIEDS WEBSITE Combining the reach of the Web with print ads reaching over 150,000 readers! is a unique website offering FREE postings from communities throughout the Bay Area and an opportunity for your ad to appear in the Palo Alto Weekly, The Almanac and the Mountain View Voice.

Bulletin Board 115 Announcements Did You Know that ten million adults tweeted in the past month, while 164 million read a newspaper in print or online in the past week? Advertise in 240 California newspapers for one low cost. Your 25 word classified ad will reach over 6 million+ Californians. For brochure call Elizabeth (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN) Foothill College Plant Sale Interfaith courage talk & supper 6:30 p.m. Wed. Oct. 3 at St. Bede’s, 2650 Sand Hill Rd., Marty Brounstein shares tale of Dutch Jews’ rescue in WWII; reception follows. RSVP 650-854-6555 for free 6 p.m. supper.

135 Group Activities Thanks to St Jude

140 Lost & Found Found Pitbull Found nice pitbull in Menlo Park. White with brown spots.650-269-1512


150 Volunteers

155 Pets

Palo Alto, 957 Colorado September 29, 9 am - 4 pm

Help students read Museum volunteer

Instruction for Hebrew Bar and Bat Mitzvah For Affiliated and Unaffiliated George Rubin, M.A. in Hebrew/Jewish Education 650/424-1940 Italian Classes Benvenuti! Welcome to Casa Italiana! Beg./ int. lang. classes infused with culture, food , music taught in home setting by exp. teacher. Class beg. Oct. 3 -Oct. 26. Meet Mon/ Wed.10:30 1 hr. $148 for 8 sessions. Ongoing classes. Pvt. avail.

OTTOMAN - $50 Sectional Sofa - $300

245 Miscellaneous 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.

For Sale 201 Autos/Trucks/ Parts Ford 2008 Escape Mileage: ~36,500 miles. Color: Black Pearl Slate. Condition: Great, low mileage, few door dings/scratches. Runs perfect. No accidents. No major service was ever done. Routine maintenance performed. Contact: 650-799-1764 or honda 2004 accord - $1800.00

133 Music Lessons Barton-Holding Music Studio Accepting new students for private vocal lessons. All levels. Call Laura Barton, 650/965-0139

Luxury by Design 2011 Platinum Edition 42 ft. Fifth wheel, 3 slides,Back kitchen, washer dryer, dish washer, central air, fire place, raised ceilings, tented windows, big refrigerator, queen bed, pull out couch, a lot of space must see!!! Great condition!!! Must sell!! Call 925-519-4973

Flute Lessons Professional flutist,SFOpera,Opera SanJose. San Mateo. 650-627-8439

Toyota 2000 Sienna XLE Minivan Original owner 650.949.2606 154,000 miles

Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin Lessons

202 Vehicles Wanted

A Piano Teacher Children and Adults Ema Currier, 650/493-4797

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 PIANO, VIOLIN, GUITAR LESSONS The Manzana Music School Violin Lessons


240 Furnishings/ Household items

130 Classes & Instruction

German language class

Palo Alto, 598 Loma Verde Avenue, Sept. 29, 8-4 Garage Sale: Desktop PC computers, quality dressers, new indoor outdoor carpets, vacuum, dishes purses, shoes and clothing.

Stanford Flu Vaccine Study!


Stanford music tutoring

Aviation Maintenance Tech Airline careers begin here. Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888) 242-3382. (Cal-SCAN)

Palo Alto, 3181 Mackall Way, Sept. 29, 9am - 4pm Multi-family Garage Sale

Palo Alto, 780 Montrose Avenue, Sept. 29, 9-1 Garage Sale - 780 Montrose Avenue, Palo Alto (across from Cubberley School) - One Day Only - Sat., Sept. 29, 9-1. Housewares, kitchenware, gardening, clothing, furniture. Everything must go.

Fosterers Needed for Moffet Cats

Spring Down Horse Show

Attend College Online from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888-210-5162 (Cal-SCAN)

Palo Alto, 1012 Metro Circle Off Greer, Sat 29th, 9-2 HUGE Multi-Family Art Jewelry Beads Collectables, Furn Housewears clothes garden stuff, Treasures! SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!!

CASH FOR CARS: Any Car/Truck. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Call For Instant Offer: 1-888-420-3808 (AAN CAN) Donate Your Car, Truck, Boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. 888-902-6851. (Cal-SCAN)

210 Garage/Estate Sales Los Altos, St. Simon Church, 1860 Grant Rd, 9/28, 10am-4pm & 9/29, 9am-2pm Mountain View, 1760 Pilgrim Ave., 9/29, 8-5 & 9/30, 8-noon Yard Sale near El Monte and El Camino. Porsche parts, clothing, electronics, housewares, jewelry.

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CEMETERY PLOT-ALTA MESA MEMORIAL Lawn plot for 1 casket & 1 urn or 2 urns. Will pay half of transfer fee.

260 Sports & Exercise Equipment Image Treadmill Incline and speed adjustment. Folds up. $98 650-346-6916 SCHWINN AIRDYNE EXERCISE BICYCLE - $310.00

Kid’s Stuff 330 Child Care Offered

Omaha Steaks Save 65% and get 2 free gifts when you order 100% guaranteed, delivered to the door Omaha Steaks - Family Value Combo. Now onlyY $49.99. Order Today 1-888-525-4620 use code 45393JRK or (Cal-SCAN) Sawmills for Sale 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) SLOW INTERNET? Exede offers download speeds 4 times faster! Call now and save $100 on set-up fee. Call 888-797-6977 All kinds of loans available Billiard Table -Beautiful ,excellent condition, well cared for, masterly constructed billiard table -9ft. Hard wood Oak, square tapered legs -Camel felt, green fringed leather pockets, underneath rail ball collectors -3 piece 1.5” Italian slate -Accessory kit included: Wall shelf for staging , multiple que sticks, bridge, balls, ball rack, table brush, books Price: $1100- buyer to arrange for pick-up

500 Help Wanted BUSSER/DELIVERY PERSON Cafe/Catering company on Sand Hill Road is looking for a service oriented individual to assist in delivery/pick-up & bus-person; position is part-time but often full-time hours requested (10-4 ish, Monday-Friday). Must have a postive outlook, licensed driver & a professional, clean-cut appearance. Hourly pay with benefits. Please fax resume to 650-854-3254 or email Miki’s Farm Fresh Market

Venus’s Little Stars* Wonderful nanny available

340 Child Care Wanted Full-time nanny needed On-call nanny or babysitter need

345 Tutoring/ Lessons College Admissions Counseling Spanish tutor Tutors for All Tests & Subjects

355 Items for Sale 0-12 months Boy clothesneverused 4 Teletubbies 6” $5 4 Thomas and Friends DVD’s 8-10 Years boy clothesjeans$40 Boy 4/5 years clothes All Season Boy shoes 8-13 toddler $4each Kids Accordian and zylophone$15 WhiteCrib, Stroller, TravelCrib - $175crib,

Highspeed Internet everywhere by Satellite! Speeds up to 12mbps! (200x faster than dial-up.) Starting at $49.95/mo. CALL NOW & GO FAST! 1-888-718-6268. (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)


PREP COOK Conference Center/Cafe/Catering Company on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park is looking for an experienced prep cook for full-time job (Monday-Friday mostly, but hours will vary). Hourly pay with benefits. Must have reliable transportation & english a plus. Please fax resume to 650-854-3254 or email. SAP Solutions Consultant LeverX Inc in Los Altos, CA. Participate in creating business solutions via system configuration, development or business process. MS in Comp Sci. or rel.+ 2 yrs exp. Fax resume to HR at (650) 887-0410.

550 Business Opportunities Promotional Products Company Owner retiring after 23 years in business, downtown Palo Alto. Established credit with many supplies (our imprint or yours, only on their full color catalogs). 200 repeat customers (many Spanishspeaking). If you are in this business and interested, come see our files and make offer. Hector, 650/322-4379 or 650/387-0497 (cell)

560 Employment Information

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1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement 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 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) MIXWELL ENTERTAINMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 569340 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Mixwell Entertainment, located at 250 W. El Camino Real Apt. 5306, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): MAXWELL T. ALEGRIA 250 W. El Camino Real Apt. 5306 Sunnyvale, CA 94087 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 9/07/12. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on September 7, 2012. (MVV Sep. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 2012) DAVI NAIL #2280 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 569558 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Davi Nail #2280, located at 600 Showers Dr. 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): DONG KHA NGUYEN 1795 Minas De Oro

San Jose, CA 95116 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 9/13/2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on September 13, 2012. (MVV Sep. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 2012) GIOVANNAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FINE JEWELRY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 569559 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Giovannaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fine Jewelry, located at 655 Castro St., Ste. #1, 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): GIOVANNA SALCEDO 444 View St. Mountain View, CA 94041 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 9-12-2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on September 13, 2012. (MVV Sep. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 2012) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 569158 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as:, located at MS 19-46F, Bldg. 19 #2008, Moffett Field, CA 94035, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): DigiProofs, Inc. MS 19-46F, Bldg. 19 #2008 Moffett Field, CA 94035 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 4, 2012. (MVV Sep. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 2012)

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THE PENINSULAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FREE CLASSIFIEDS WEBSITE TO RESPOND TO ADS WITHOUT PHONE NUMBERS GO TO WWW.FOGSTER.COM STCOMPUTACION FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 569509 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: STComputacion, located 649 Escuela Avenue, 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): JORGE GARCIA 1885 California St. 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 September 12, 2012. (MVV Sep. 21, 28 Oct. 5, 12, 2012) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No.: 569276 The following person(s)/entity(ies) has/ have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the County Clerk-Recorderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME(S): BAY AREA MAIDS 6 Forest Glen St. Mountain View, CA 94043 FILED IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY ON: 04/03/06 UNDER FILE NO. 476160 REGISTRANTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NAME(S): IVA KLEMM 6 Forest Glen St. Mountain View, CA 94043 THIS BUSINESS WAS CONDUCTED BY: An Individual. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on September 6, 2012. (MVV Sep. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 2012) AGILE OFFICE SYSTEMS IGGY UNLIMITED FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 569778 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: 1.) Agile Office Systems, 2.) Iggy Unlimited, located at 790 Yuba Drive, Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): IGNIGHTUS ENTERPRISES, INC. 790 Yuba Drive Mountain View, CA 94041

Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 06/07. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on September 20, 2012. (MVV Sep. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 2012) ROUTEARROWS.COM FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 569844 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as:, located at 1075 Space Park Way #327, Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): RANDALL G. GRAUN 1075 Space Park Wy #327 Mountain View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 8/2/2006. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on September 21, 2012. (MVV Sep. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 2012)

997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF TRUSTEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE TS No. 12-0019449 Title Order No. 12-0033288 APN No. 153-20-032 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/01/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JULIE LYNN MARTH, A SINGLE WOMAN, dated 12/01/2005 and recorded 12/28/2005, as Instrument No. 18746452, in Book , Page , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Santa Clara County, State of California, will sell on 10/12/2012 at 10:00AM, At the Market Street entrance to the Superior Courthouse, 190 North Market Street , San Jose, Santa Clara County, CA at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 746 SAN CARRIZO WAY, MOUNTAIN

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VIEW, CA, 94043. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein.The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $734,993.50. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state.Said sale will be made, in an â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;AS ISâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If required by the provisions of section 2923.5 of the California Civil Code, the declaration from the mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee's Sale duly recorded with the appropriate County Recorder's Office. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800-281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www.recontrustco. com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-0019449. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 By: Trusteeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.166939 9/21, 9/28, 10/05/2012 MVV NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: September 20, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: FULL POCKETS ENTERPRISES INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 570 N. Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View, CA 94043-2894 Type of license(s) applied for: 41 - ON-SALE BEER AND WINE EATING PLACE (MVV Sep. 28, 2012)

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

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 3371 Dover Rd



3 BR 2 BA 10,000+sf Atherton property surrounded by tall trees. Updated kit, new paint & HW floors. Christen Creed/Drew Doran, 650.325.6161

6 BR 3 BA Spacious home with lots of potential! Private lot, tucked away. Lovely shaded backyard! Rod Creason, 650.325.6161


Sun 1:30 - 4:30 657 College Av

Superb Location


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

Willows Charmer

HALF MOON BAY Sun 1 - 4 500 Bayhill Rd


LOS ALTOS $2,980,000

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

California Dream


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

At Hm In The Modern World


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

Opportunity KNOCKS!!!!


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

LOS ALTOS HILLS Sweeping Bay Views!


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

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 14790 Manuella Rd


7 BR 7.5 BA Unparalleled luxury & truly landmrk architecture. amazing hm w/private expansive views. Terri Couture, 650.941.7040

LOS GATOS Yes, You Can Afford LGatos


2 BR 1 BA This charming home w/park-like backyard in the Willows neighborhood. Pat McNulty, 650.941.7040

4 BR 3 BA Custom Ocean Colony home ideally located on golf course. Gourmet kit, master w/spa-like BR Dorothy Gurwith, 650.325.6161

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 231 Hawthorne Ave


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


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

MOUNTAIN VIEW Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 1640 Hollingsworth Dr




3 BR 2 BA 2 blks to Downtown. Like new! Gourmet kit, hardwood flrs, 2 stories, a/c, flagstone patio. Drew Doran/Sharon Witte, 650.325.6161

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

Main Level Bed/Bath!

125 Dumbarton Ave, 5-Plex



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

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

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 1297 Crane St

SAN JOSE $1,400,000

3 BR 2.5 BA Downtown. 1-owner 2-level updtd townhouse. Oak floors, fireplace, formal DR. Yard. Garage. Nancy Goldcamp, 650.325.6161

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 4290 Briarwood Wy


155 Bellerose Dr


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

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 10600 Story Ln


4 BR 3 BA Elegant New Construction Kathrine Greene, 408.355.1500

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

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

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

Rare One-Level Unit!

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 2982 Faircliff Ct


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

Sun 1:30 - 4:30 380 Franklin St


2 BR 1 BA Dntn location, hdwd flrs, updtd bath, dbl pane windows, larger garage, lots of potential! Nancy Adele Stuhr, 650.941.7040

PALO ALTO Sun 1:30 - 4:30 816 Mesa Ct


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 2050 Dartmouth St


5 BR 4 BA Enchanting home and gardens with guest unit and pool. Vintage 1930 charm and character. Nancy Goldcamp, 650.325.6161

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 528 Jackson Dr


5 BR 3 BA Spacious 5 bedroom home w/family room. New carpet, freshly painted. Attached 2 car garage. Nancy Goldcamp, 650.325.6161

Sun 1 - 4 3716 Redwood Ci


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

Los Altos 650.941.7040 | Palo Alto 650.325.6161


3 BR 2 BA Rarely available single-level unit. Light & bright. Freshly painted. Refinished hardwood. Colleen Cooley & Kathy Nicosia, 650.325.6161

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



4 BR 2.5 BA Dramatic entry.Open flr plan.Vaulted ceilings.Dual paned windows. Sunken FR w/fireplace. Karen Quaid, 650.941.7040

Light and Bright!


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

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

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 430 Pepper Av



2 BR 1 BA Charming home with huge yard. Remodel or build new. Great location near shops & tranport. Carol Borison, 650.328.5211

Townhouse Style Condo


2 BR 2.5 BA Completely rmdld twnhs style condo in The Hamlet complex. The Kit has granite counters. Terrie Masuda, 650.941.7040

PALO ALTO HILLS Organic Contemporary


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

REDWOOD CITY Sun 1 - 4 174 Iris St

Wonderful Family Home


3 BR 2 BA Inviting 3 BR/2BA hm w/spac Liv rm & dining L can be closed off for more intimate dining. Terrie Masuda, 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

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 623 E El Camino Real #108


2 BR 2.5 BA Townhouse in back of complex far from El Camino Real.LrgLR/DR w/high grade Berber carpet. Royce Cablayan, 650.941.7040

WOODSIDE $1,495,000

4 BR 3 BA Classic Arts & Crafts in Mt Carmel. Reblt in 2008 yet preserving many of its 1939 features Wendi Selig-Aimonetti, 650.328.5211

Prime Location!


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

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■ Mountain View Voice ■ ■ September 28, 2012

Mountain View Voice 09.28.2012 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the September 28.2012 edition of the Mountain View Voice

Mountain View Voice 09.28.2012 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the September 28.2012 edition of the Mountain View Voice