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Above: The new farmers market at El Camino Hospital drew staff and the public alike on Friday, Oct. 5. Below: Heirloom tomatoes from Las Hermanas farm.
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An apple a day ... EL CAMINO HOSPITAL HOSTS MOUNTAIN VIEW’S NEW FRIDAY FARMERS MARKET By Nick Veronin
or some, finding dirt caked on the side of a bell pepper or nestled in between the leaves of a head of lettuce might be an indication that it’s time to consider switching grocers. But for foodies on the hunt for fresh ingredients, it can be a sign that the greens come from local family farmers more concerned with growing things the old fashioned
way than procuring pristine (and perhaps pesticide-laden) produce. If you ascribe to the latter interpretation, it will be refreshing to discover that the heirloom tomatoes and red onions on sale at Las Hermanas’ produce stand may a bit dusty and not as uniformly shaped as one might find at a Safeway. Las Hermanas — a Hollister family farm — along Continued on next page October 12, 2012 ■ Mountain View Voice ■ MountainViewOnline.com ■
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with a small group of other local growers, food producers, restauranteurs and artisans — gathered together on Oct. 5 in a section of the Grant Road parking lot of El Camino Hospital for the first in a series of farmers’ markets scheduled to be held each Friday through the end of the fall season. The market was organized by the Bay Area Farmers’ Markets Association in conjunc-
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tion with El Camino Hospital. According to hospital spokeswoman Chris Ernst, El Camino is sponsoring the event in an effort to improve the eating habits of both its employees and the community it serves. “As we look to the future, a lot of our focus will be on health and wellness,” she said. “A fun foundation of that is nutrition.” The inaugural event drew more than 500 people, Ernst
said, and featured a musician, local clothing makers, a couple of local farmers, and some hot food options. There were also informational booths on hospital programs and services, and an instructional booth on CPR. Though the market’s primary focus may be promoting healthy lifestyles, there were some salty and greasy options offered as well. I sampled a cheese steak sandwich (from
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A lamb gyro from Falafel Fresh.
Valley, Martens-Carmelita, Cuernavaca and Waverly Park â€” especially those who walk, bike or rely on public transportation. And, of course, itâ€™s pretty convenient for El Camino Hospital employees. â€œWe got excited!â€? Bernadette Garcia and Jeanne Terrell exclaimed â€” almost simultaneously â€” when asked what they thought upon hearing about the market. â€œYou donâ€™t have to go after work,â€? Garcia said, explaining that she is often tired after working long shifts at the hospital. â€œYou can get what you need now and then go straight home.â€? The market will be held every Friday this fall, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in parking lots A and B of El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View. V
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A variety of yams and potatoes on display at Specialty Produceâ€™s stand.
Big Bite), complete with fried onions and bell peppers, along with a spicy lamb gyro (from Falafel Fresh) topped with mixed veggies and Greek yogurt. Both lunches were fried up as I watched, and both were delicious. After lunch I stopped to talk to Gloria Chavez of Las Hermanas. Chavez said she runs the 60-acre farm with the help of her four sisters and a handful of other relatives in rural Hollister. Though the sisters have owned the farm for five years, this is their first year working the farmers market circuit. The Chavez sisters grow watermelon, cantaloupe, lettuce, squash, heirloom tomatoes, kale, celery, broccoli, jalapenos, onions and cabbage, among many other vegetables. All their produce is organic, she said. Chavez advocates eating fresh food, saying that she has lost weight and feels healthier since she began eating her own produce almost exclusively. â€œAt the grocery store, you donâ€™t know how long theyâ€™ve kept the produce in a fridge,â€? she said. â€œAt a farmerâ€™s market, youâ€™re guaranteed fresh produce.â€? The skeptic inside me is willing to acknowledge that the placebo effect could have played a role in my judgment of the head of romaine lettuce,
three heirloom tomatoes and one green bell pepper that I bought from Chavez for $3.50. However, I must say that the greens were fresh and crispy and the tomatoes extra sweet and succulent. If the market suffers from any major weakness, it is that itâ€™s bit green behind the ears. A couple of shoppers noted that the market seemed small. Ernst said the promising first-day turnout and the enthusiasm she observed in the marketâ€™s patrons left her optimistic that the event will continue to grow. El Camino officials have plans to expand the market by bringing in more farmers, food trucks and other local merchants in the weeks to come, she said. The new market a lso increases the accessibility of fresh fruits and vegetables for local low- and fixed-income residents. The market accepts EBT (electronic benefit transfer) cards, so people on state assistance can purchase produce from the farmers, who often only accept cash at other farmers markets. â€œEven those who are on support should be able to have fresh produce,â€? Ernst said. The location of the new farmers market may prove easier to access for those residents of Mountain Viewâ€™s more southerly neighborhoods â€” such as Blossom
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All showtimes are for Friday through Sunday only unless otherwise noted. For other times, as well as reviews and trailers, go to mv-voice.com/movies.
Arbitrage (R) (((
N MOVIEREVIEWS Aquarius Theatre: 1, 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m.
Argo (R) Century 16: 11 a.m.; noon, 1:45, 2:45, 4:30, 5:30, 7:40, 8:50 & 10:40 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m.; 12:55, 2:10, 3:45, 5, 6:40, 7:50, 9:30 & 10:40 p.m. Atlas Shrugged: Part II (PG-13) Century 16: 11:15 a.m.; 1:55, 4:35, 7:40 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:35 a.m.; 2:15, 4:55, 7:35 & 10:15 p.m. Bad Sister (1931) p.m.
Stanford Theatre: Wed. & Thu. at 7:30
End of Watch (R) ((1/2 Century 20: 11:35 a.m.; 2:15, 5, 7:35 & 10:20 p.m. Foolish Wives (1922)
Stanford Theatre: Fri. at 7:30 p.m.
Frankenweenie (PG) ((( Century 16: 12:20, 2:30, 4:50, 7:20 & 9:40 p.m.; In 3D at 11:20 a.m.; 1:40, 4, 6:30 & 9 p.m. Century 20: 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:25 & 9:45 p.m.; In 3D at 11:30 a.m.; 1:40, 3:55, 6:10, 8:25 & 10:35 p.m. Here Comes the Boom (PG) Century 16: 11:05 a.m.; 1:35, 4:10, 7:10 & 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m.; 12:15, 1:45, 2:45, 4:15, 5:15, 6:50, 7:55, 9:25 & 10:25 p.m. Hotel Transylvania (PG) Century 16: 11 a.m.; 3:55 & 9:20 p.m.; In 3D at 1:20 & 6:40 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m.; 1:45, 4:05, 6:30 & 8:55 p.m.; In 3D at 12:45, 3:10, 5:35, 8 & 10:20 p.m. Imitation of Life (1934) 9:35 p.m.
Stanford Theatre: Sat. & Sun. at 5:30 &
Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day (R) Century 16: Wed. at 7:30 p.m.; Thu. at 7:30 p.m. Century 20: Wed. at 7:30 p.m.; Thu. at 7:30 p.m. Looper (R) (((1/2 Century 16: 11 a.m.; 1:45, 4:30, 7:35 & 10:35 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m.; 12:35, 2, 3:20, 4:45, 6:15, 7:50, 9:05 & 10:40 p.m. Magnificent Obsession (1935) at 3:25 & 7:30 p.m. Mary Poppins (G) 20: Wed. at 2 & 7 p.m.
Century 16: Wed. at 2 & 7 p.m. Century
The Metropolitan Opera: L’Elisir d’Amore Century 20: Sat. at 9:55 a.m. Palo Alto Square: Sat. at 9:55 a.m. The Oranges (R) Century 16: 11 a.m.; 4 & 9:50 p.m. Aquarius Theatre: 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:45 p.m.
The Paperboy (R) Palo Alto Square: 1:45, 4:30 & 7:15 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. also at 9:50 p.m. Paranormal Activity 4 (R) Century 20: Thu. at 9, 9:30, 10:15 & 11 p.m.; 12:01 & 12:02 a.m. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) ((( Century 16: 11:30 a.m.; 2, 4:45, 7:30 & 10:20 p.m. Century 20: 11:50 a.m.; 2:20, 4:50, 7:30 & 10:10 p.m. Pitch Perfect (PG-13) ((( Century 16: 11:25 a.m.; 2:05, 4:40, 7:35 & 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 11:45 a.m.; 2:25, 5:05, 7:45 & 10:25 p.m. Searching for Sugar Man (PG-13) Palo Alto Square: 2, 4:45 & 7:25 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. also at 9:45 p.m. Seed (1931)
Stanford Theatre: Wed. & Thu. at 5:40 & 8:55 p.m.
Seven Psychopaths (R) Century 16: 11 a.m.; 12:10, 1:35, 2:50, 4:20, 5:25, 7:30, 8:40 & 10:40 p.m. Century 20: 11:25 a.m.; 2, 4:35, 7:15 & 9:55 p.m. Sinister (R) Century 16: 11:10 a.m.; 1:50, 4:50, 7:50 & 10:40 p.m. Century 20: 2:40, 5:20, 8:05 & 10:45 p.m.; Fri. & Sun. also at 12:05 p.m. Taken 2 (PG-13) (1/2 Century 16: 11:40 a.m.; 12:30, 1:30, 2:20, 3:30, 5, 6:10, 7, 8, 9 & 10:35 p.m. Century 20: 11:40 a.m.; 12:30, 1:20, 2, 2:50, 3:40, 4:30, 5:15, 6, 7, 7:40, 8:25, 9:20, 10:05 & 10:45 p.m.
- Skip it -- Some redeeming qualities --- A good bet ---- Outstanding
(Aquarius) The “having it all” lifestyle of the CEO played by Richard Gere in “Arbitrage” may not be very relatable, but his nightmare scenario of losing it all should ring a bell. Gere’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. “Arbitrage” 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 Gere’s ability. Playing a character that’s almost entirely unsympathetic, Gere demonstrates the charm that’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. — P.C.
Stanford Theatre: Sat. & Sun.
The Master (R) (((1/2 Century 20: 12:50, 3:50, 6:55 & 10 p.m. Guild Theatre: 1:45, 5 & 8:15 p.m.
The Other Dream Team
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(Century 16, Century 20) By reaching back into his own past and movie history, the recently fumbly Tim Burton has gotten a grip with “Frankenweenie.” Expanded by screenwriter John August from Burton’s 1984 live-action short of the same name, the stop-motionanimated “Frankenweenie” finds the filmmaker in fine fettle. The story concerns young Victor Frankenstein (Charlie Tahan), reimagined as a child of suburbia. These set-in-their-ways ‘burbs are no place for Victor, a curious child who takes to his science class in a spirit of experimentation. Science comes in handy when Victor’s beloved dog Sparky dies, necessitating electrical resuscitation. Flipping the cautionary themes of Mary Shelley’s source material, “Frankenweenie” plays out as a primarily pro-science parable. August establishes a conflict between the narrow-minded status quo and the progressive attitude represented by Victor’s science teacher Mr. Rzykruski (a terrific Martin Landau), who addresses the school’s parents as “ignorant,” and tells Victor, “They like what science gives them, but not the questions, no.” Parents shouldn’t take offense (Victor’s parents are as loving as they are clueless). If anything, it’s cat lovers who will be miffed, given the weirdness of local feline Mr. Whiskers. “Frankenweenie” boasts Burton’s distinctive design work, and creatively eager stop-motion work. Of course there’s candy, a celebration of cinema, and a heartfelt, central “boy and his dog” story, but it’s a pleasant surprise that the picture also goes out of its way to encourage free-thinking square pegs to avoid round holes. Rated PG for thematic elements, scary images and action. One hour, 27 minutes. — P.C.
(Century 16, Century 20) Of all the projects Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been involved with, “Looper” may well be the one to his launch into superstardom. The picture takes place in the year 2044, 30 years before the invention of time travel. Sadly the mob seems to have a stranglehold on the advanced technology, using time travel to send people back to the year 2044 for termination by highly paid Loopers like Joe (Gordon-Levitt). Occasionally the mob will send back the older version of the Loopers themselves to “close the loop,” When Joe’s older self (Bruce Willis) appears in the year 2044 and young Joe can’t pull the trigger, older Joe escapes. The episode sets off a hunt-and-chase that ropes in brassy farmer Sara (Emily Blunt) and her young son Cid (Pierce Gagnon in a spotlightstealing performance). Director Rian Johnson (“Brick”) demonstrates a deft touch and infuses “Looper” with subtleties and soulful moments. Gordon-Levitt’s performance is impressive on many levels. He nails Willis’ mannerisms, so it’s easy to believe the two are versions of the same person. Gordon-Levitt also showcases his depth by demonstrating both toughness and compassion. Blunt is also remarkably good as a protective mother, and youngster Gagnon is a revelation. The visual effects underwhelm at times (particularly in scenes involving hovering motorbikes), but the story doesn’t suffer. Ultimately, “Looper” is a thoughtful genre-bender that brings science-fiction, action and mystery together in one tight package. Rated R for strong violence, drug content, sexuality/nudity and language. 1 hour, 59 minutes.— T.H.
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER --(Century 16, Century 20) In “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” novelist Stephen Chbosky directs a revealing nature film based on his own semi-autobiographical book. Witness specimen Charlie (Logan Lerman) — seen here entering, for the first time, the mating grounds of Mill Grove High School outside Pittsburgh in the early ‘90s — little understanding the pull that will lead him to join a pack, gravitate to his cool English teacher, fall for an unavailable female of the species, make mix tapes, have late-night “deep thought” epiphanies, and participate in ancient teenage rituals involving drugs, alcohol and/or “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Poor Charlie is painfully shy, highly sensitive to the pain in everyone around him, and instinctively inclined to lick the wounds of earlier tangles with predators. He is accepted by the impulsive seniors of the pack: attractive potential mate Sam (Emma Watson) and gay Patrick (Ezra Miller), the latter performing that rare and complex dance of flamboyance, deception, confusion, fear and desire like a junior Oscar Wilde. Sam has imprinted upon a “bad boy,” but she recognizes a fellow survivor in the cub and, with Patrick, gives Charlie enough attention and purpose to survive. See how Charlie nuzzles under the wings of the older teenagers. One cannot blame our sentimental filmmaker or even you, gentle viewer, for seeing in these younglings something of ourselves. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, drug and alcohol use, sexual content and a fight; all involving teens. One hour, 43 minutes.— P.C.
PITCH PERFECT ---
(Century 16, Century 20) “Pitch Perfect” is a big-screen boon for the “Glee” crowd, and fans of last year’s breakthrough hit “Bridesmaids” will appreciate a similar feminine energy in “Pitch.” Barden University’s all-female a cappella group the Bellas blew its shot at winning the state championship when lead singer Aubrey (Anna Camp) lost her lunch on stage. Enter Beca (Anna Kendrick), a fiercely independent freshman who has more experience creating musical “mash-ups” on her laptop computer than singing a cappella, who joins the group. Big props to director Jason Moore for maintaining an upbeat atmosphere and getting the most from his talented cast. Kendrick is especially good, demonstrating both comedic and dramatic skills, and Rebel Wilson virtually steals the show with her hilarious portrayal. There is certain predictability to the plot, and Beca’s romantic story occasionally feels strained. Still, the quirky characters and clever dialogue help absolve other cinematic sins. As 2012 rolls on, “Pitch Perfect” takes the baton as the feel-good movie of the year. Rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and drug references. 1 hour, 52 minutes.— T.H.
TAKEN 2 -1/2
(Century 16, Century 20) Here’s a test: How can you identify the villain in “Taken 2,” the sequel to Liam Neeson’s surprisehit 2008 action thriller? Well, there’s a suspicious-looking character who tells Liam Neeson’s retired CIA operative Bryan Mills, “Don’t play the hero with me.” What is this guy, un-American? Oh yeah, that too: crime lord Murad Hoxha is Albanian, and played by Rade Serbedzija, pigeonholed as the go-to Euro-baddie. Also there’s the part about spilling Mills’ blood on the same ground as Hoxha’s son, killed by Mills in “Taken.” “Very funny,” you sneer. “Obviously, Hoxha is the villain.” But with the screenplay’s half-serious irony — the only interesting area into which “Taken 2” dizzily staggers — the villain could just as well be Mills. The “Taken” movies define Mills by the intersection of his total commitment to family and his ultra-competence as a man of action. He terminates with extreme prejudice, but only in defense of self and family, so it’s all good. Turn the story 180 degrees, though, and Hoxha acts not too dissimilar to Mills. Enraged that a foreigner would blithely kill “sons and grandsons, fathers and husbands,” Hoxha pursues his own justice. Since Mills offers an invite to his ex (Famke Janssen) and their daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) to join him on a business trip to Istanbul, Hoxha gets a shot at teaching the American that turnabout is fair play. As written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen and directed by Olivier Megaton, “Taken 2” underlines the fact that the American family lives in the lap of luxury. But despite light teasing about blinkered American entitlement, this movie has as much intellectual value as a turnip. Obviously, no one goes to “Taken 2” for an allegory of international relations. But the ludicrous plot devices that allow Mills to go from point A to point Z insult the intelligence of the character and the audience. Rated PG-13 for violence and action, and some sensuality. One hour, 31 minutes. — P.C.
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â€˜Seeing Through Linesâ€™--Taryn Curiel â€œSeeing Through Linesâ€? is new work in watercolor on Yupo by Taryn Curiel. The artistâ€™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. www.viewpointsgallery.com â€˜Shadow Boxes:â€™ inspired by music and animation Exhibition of puppet shadow boxes by artist Raquel Coelho. Opening reception & artist talk: Friday, Oct. 19, 6-8 pm. Runs from Oct. 12 to Nov. 25, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. Call 650-917-6800 ext. 306. www. arts4all.org Gallery 9 features Nancy Wulff Nancy Wulffâ€™s â€œDames and Posiesâ€? 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. www.gallery9losaltos.com
Irish journey to Ellis Island More than five million Irish immigrants came through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954 to begin new lives. Stephen S. Gill, Mollie Hudner Thompson and Karl Franzen perform the Irish songs and stories that these newcomers told and sang. Oct. 15, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Los Altos Library Program Room, 13 S San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-948-7683. sccl.org
Los Altos follies â€œPoppycock, Balderdash & Politicking,â€? a satirical musical revue of modern life and politics to benefit Bus Barn Stage Company. Oct. 11-13, 7:30-8:45 p.m. $55 Thurs., $90 Fri., $90 Sat. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. www. busbarn.org
United Nations Association Film Festival The 15th UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) from October 18-28, 2012 Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco and Stanford University celebrates the power of documentary films dealing with human rights issues, the environment, racism, womenâ€™s issues, universal education, war and peace. Oct. 18, 6:15-10:15 p.m. Aquarius Theatre, 400 Emerson St., Palo Alto. www. unaff.org
Acoustic guitar music with Paul and Patty K This night is all about wine flights and acoustic Guitar. Patty K. will open from 5 to 7 p.m. for the Paul starting 7 p.m.ver. Classical Flamenco Guitarist Paul Renslow was born in 1979 is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. Oct. 18, Moroccoâ€™s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-9681502. www.moroccosrestaurant.com Bobby Love and Sugar Sweet Bobby Love and Sugar Sweet will come starting at 8 p.m. for a night of rock, jazz and blues covers, along with celebrity Mogl girls Ana, Desirea and Rachel. Oct. 12, 5-11 p.m. Moroccoâ€™s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-968-1502. www.moroccosrestaurant.com Caribbean Music night with Lemo Live The Magic Lemo will be at Moroccoâ€™s Restaurant starting 7:30 p.m. Music from Trinidad and the Caribbean, Soca, Calypso, and Reggae. Oct. 14, 5-9 p.m. Moroccoâ€™s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-968-1502. www.moroccosrestaurant.com Foodie Monday Foodie Mondays include a magic show and a night for foodies with Moroccan Music. Every Monday, Chef Jay creates and develops a five-course menu just for foodies. Mondays, Oct. 15-29, Moroccoâ€™s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-968-1502. www.moroccosrestaurant.com Jazz music with Johnny William Johnny Williams will come for a night of jazz and blues. All songs performed are original work. Oct. 16, 5-9:30 p.m. Moroccoâ€™s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-9681502. www.moroccosrestaurant.com
El Camino Hospital Free Skin Cancer Screening At this free screening, an El Camino Hospital dermatologist will scan attendees from head to toe and refer them for follow up if there are any areas of concern. Open to participants 18 and older only. No walk-ins will be admitted. Registration required. Oct. 15, 2-4 p.m. Free El Camino Hospital, Melchor Pavilion, Suite 110, 2490 Hospital Drive, Mountain View. www.elcaminohospital.org
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. Sept. 21, 8-10 p.m. $10-$30. Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-254-1148. www.thepear.org TheatreWorks presents â€˜33 Variationsâ€™ This play follows a brilliant musicologist racing to solve one of Beethovenâ€™s great-
Coordination for gardens The De Anza Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society will feature a program by Rebecca Sweet on Harmony in the Garden and will put in some info on how to coordinate rhododendrons in the garden with our other plants. Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. www.deanza-ars.com SV-IABC Luncheon Meeting Attendees join the SV Chapter of The International Association of Business Communicators for a discussion of cyber security, data privacy and other technology-focused legislative issues which affect communications professionals. Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Michaelâ€™s at Shoreline, 2960 North Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. bit.ly/U8IARC
COMMUNITY EVENTS El Camino Hospital Farmersâ€™ Market El Camino Hospital offers the community a weekly farmersâ€™ market brought to campus by the Bay Area Farmersâ€™ 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. elcaminohospital.org/calendar Greater San Antonio Community Rally There will be a Kick-off Rally with presenters including Council members Macias, Bryant, and Inks, MV CERT and Neighborhood Watch, and GSA Vision. Oct. 13, 12:30-5 p.m. Greater San Antonio, The Crossings Clubhouse, Mountain View. Call 650-941-8793. Harvest Craft Faire A selection of handcrafted items from 70 artisans. Garden & gourmet shops. Some vintage collectibles and small antiques. Snacks and lunch both days in Harvest Cafe. Childcare Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Benefits local charities. Oct. 19-20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave. , Los Altos. Call 650-9481083 ext. 122.
ENVIRONMENT â€˜Winterize Your Treesâ€™ workshop Rick Gessner, Mountain View Treesâ€™ guest arborist will lead an autumn workshop to teach about how trees grow and what one should look look for to have them ready for the coming winter storms. Children okay if accompanied by adult. Refreshments served. Bring sunscreen and tree questions. Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Sleeper Avenue Trailhead, Corner of Sleeper & Franklin Avenues, Mountain View. Call 415-412-1127. www.mountainviewtrees. org
N HIGHLIGHT SILICON VALLEY AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL A showcase of films reflecting the stories by African filmmakers. Highlights: dialogue with filmmakers, African drumming and dance performances, Parade of Nations, award ceremony. Cosponsored by Oriki Theater and Community School of Music and Arts. Oct. 12-14, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. $20 (one-day); $35 (full festival pass). Senior/Student discounts available. Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. www.svaff.org
est 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. www. theatreworks.org
TALKS/AUTHORS Free Public Lecture on â€˜Finding Another Earthâ€™ Dr. Natalie Batalha, Mission Scientist for NASAâ€™s Kepler Project, will give an illustrated, non-technical talk on the search for planets around other stars. She will discuss the planets already found (including one like Tatooine in Star Wars, with two suns in the sky) and preview whatâ€™s coming next. Oct. 17, 7-9 p.m. Foothill College, Smithwick Theater, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. www.foothill.edu/ast Next Presidentâ€™s Foreign Policy Chellenges Janine Zacharia, international journalist and visiting lecturer at Stanford, will discuss â€œForeign Policy Challenges for the Next President.â€? Oct. 17, 7:30-9 p.m. Los Altos Youth Center, 1 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. www.worldaffairs.org Rick Rashid on Microsoft Research As chief research officer, Richard Rashid oversees worldwide operations for Microsoft Research, the largest computer science research organization in the world. John Markoff of The New York Times will moderate a conversation with him about his beginnings, influences, mentors and career. Oct. 16, 7-8:30 p.m. Computer HIistory Musueum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. www.computerhistory.org/ events The Art of Bliss Discussion and Signing Attendees join author, feng shui consultant and intuitive counselor Tess Whitehurst as she discusses the manifestation system contained in her latest book, â€œThe Art of Bliss: Finding Your Center, Getting in the Flow, and Creating the Life You Desire.â€? Oct. 13, 7:30-9 p.m. East West Bookstore, 324 Castro St., Mountain View. www.eastwest.com/ Top tourist sights of the solar system Astronomer Andrew Fraknoi will give an illustrated non-technical talk on â€œThe Top Tourist Sights of the Solar System: Where Bill Gatesâ€™ Great-Granddaughter Will Go on Her
Honeymoon.â€? Admission free: seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is $3; permits available in the lots. Oct. 12, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Foothill College, Room 5015, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. www. foothill.edu/ast
TEEN ACTIVITIES Club 201 middle school dance Tickets will be on sale Oct. 1-12 for Club 201 Middle School Dance. Open to all Mountain View 6th8th grade students. Oct. 12, 7-9 p.m. $3 in advance/ $5 at the door. Mountain View Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6410. mountainview. gov/city_hall/comm_services/recreation_programs_and_services/teen_services.asp Teen open mic night Teens can sign up to perform at the Teen Open Mic Night be sending an email to YAC<\@>mountainview. gov. Admission is free for those who just want to come watch. Oct. 19, 7-9:30 p.m. Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6410. mountainview.gov/city_hall/ comm_services/recreation_programs_and_ services/teen_services.asp
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. www.justREADcenters.org PNG Volunteer Open House Attendees can learn to make a difference in a young personâ€™s life by volunteering just a few hours a month working as a mentor or tutor with local students. Oct. 15, 6-7 p.m. MVLA High School District Boardroom, 1299 Bryant Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-940-7443. www/ pngmvla.org
Ecole internationale de la PĂŠninsule STEVENS CREEK TRAIL ACCESS POINT IMPROVEMENTS NORTH OF EL CAMINO REAL The City of Mountain View will be constructing a new access point to the Stevens Creek Trail from the north side of El Camino Real on the east side of Stevens Creek. Construction is scheduled to begin January 2013 and to be completed by February 2013. The existing trail will remain open during construction, and signs and flag persons will be present for traffic control. Trail users are advised to take extra caution when approaching the construction site.
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Residents are invited to attend the Council Meeting on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as the item can be heard) where the City Council will review, comment, and consider approval of the project. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, at 500 Castro Street. If you would like more information about the project, or have questions or concerns, please contact Joy Houghton, Project Engineer of the Public Works Department, at (650)903-6311, or visit the Cityâ€™s web site at www.mountainview.gov.
LANGUAGE Longest running bilingual immersion school in the area. Experienced native-speaking faculty.
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