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Toxic fumes found in more sites EPA to step up outreach on TCE danger
TCE vapors found in Google offices
By Daniel DeBolt
TCE VAPORS REACH UNACCEPTABLE LEVELS; EFFORTS TO REMEDY IT IN PROGRESS
fter the Voice discovered a number of residents on Evandale Avenue had no knowledge of newly discovered toxins creeping under their street and possibly into their homes, the Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to do more outreach in the area. The news last week that part of a large groundwater plume contaminated with TCE (trichloroethylene) had found its way down Evandale Avenue was shocking to North Whisman Road resident Jane Horton, whose home was found with unsafe levels of TCE vapors in 2003. “My reaction was, you’ve got to be kidding me,” Horton said. “I have attended countless meetings where we’ve always been assured the plume is contained” and doesn’t go much further west See TCE DANGER, page 11
By Daniel DeBolt
Testing for TCE, a known carcinogen, has found surprisingly high levels of the toxic chemical, left behind from early silicon chip manufacturing.
‘Joke’ brings police rushing to high school MUSIC TEACHER SAYS STUDENT IN GAS MASK, CAMOUFLAGE MEANT NO HARM By Nick Veronin
he Mountain View High School senior who caused a stir by wearing camouflage fatigues and a gas mask to school on Valentine’s Day was described by one of his teachers as a “musical genius” and “wonderful kid” who had “no clue of the ramifications of what he did.”
“I don’t think he would step on a bug,” music teacher Robin Kramer said of Christopher Egerton. The 18-yearChristopher old’s Feb. 14 Egerton prank brought officers from Mountain View
and Los Altos police departments rushing to the school and its surrounding neighborhoods. No one was injured in the incident, and no weapons were found, police said. Meant as joke According to Kramer, Egerton “sometimes has trouble picking up on social cues,” and hadn’t really considered how frightening some might find his getup.
The teacher, along with parents, students and other community members are defending Egerton, saying that the teen’s post-high school career shouldn’t be derailed by this one poor choice. As Kramer tells it, the gas mask was not intended to instill fear in his classmates. Egerton was riffing off the school’s Valentine’s See SCHOOL JOKE, page 9
fter a carcinogen was found to be seeping up from contaminated soil into buildings, Google is working to protect employees from a mess left behind by the Valley’s earliest tech companies. Over 1,000 Googlers moved into “the Quad” near Whisman Road and Middlefield Road in June of 2012, an area once home to Fairchild and Intel, among others. Those companies used TCE (trichloroethylene) as a solvent in the manufacturing of the first silicon computer chips, leaving behind a massive plume of contaminated groundwater discovered in 1981 — one that may take many more decades to
‘The potential health concern is long-term exposure to TCE.’ ALANA LEE, EPA PROJECT MANAGER
clean up. Though regularly tested since 2003, in December Google’s new buildings at 369 and 379 Whisman Road were found for the first time to have TCE vapors above the EnvironmenSee TCE AT GOOGLE, page 11
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The Voice celebrates 20 years By Daniel DeBolt
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Pamela Wright, center, is flanked by friends Joanne Fedeyko, right, and Sara Schwarz at the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco in October.
Former Airship Ventures employee loved her work PAMELA WRIGHT LOST JOB, INSURANCE SHORTLY AFTER BEING DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER By Daniel DeBolt
ver the last few weeks, friends of former Airship Ventures employee Pamela Wright rallied to raise money for the cancer treatment that was supposed to prolong her life. But with an immune system weakened from three chemotherapy treatments, Wright died on Saturday from a case of double pneumonia. She
was 57. Wright worked at Mountain View’s Airship Ventures for four years, organizing special events and parties aboard Zeppelin Eureka, when she was diagnosed with plasma cell leukemia last year. When the company folded and sent Eureka in pieces back to Germany late last year, Wright lost her income and her health insurance. Healthcare bills
began piling up, to the tune of $15,000, when her friend Joanne Fedeyko decided to step in, setting up a fundraising page for Pam’s medical expenses on indiegogo.com. “I have experience in fundraising and she’s a dear friend,” explained Fedeyko, a former coworker of Pam’s at Airship Ventures, a week before her See PAM WRIGHT, page 7
Fake weddings a ‘success’ MVHS QUEER-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE CELEBRATES DIVERSITY, INCLUSIVENESS WITH ‘MOCK WEDDING’ By Nick Veronin
upporters of Mountain View High School’s QueerStraight Alliance have responded in force to objections raised by a handful of parents who took issue with the club’s planned Valentine’s Day event. The “Mock Wedding” event held Valentine’s Day in the school’s quad, drew the ire of at least three parents, who com-
plained to the board of trustees and administration of the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District. The three parents who raised concerns about the event — Jody Hulse, Dan Racine and Melanee Nelson — each said they felt that the district was effectively endorsing same-sex marriage by allowing the club to hold the mock wedding in the school commons. Nelson, asked wheth-
er any club openly opposed to same-sex marriage had been offered equal time to share that viewpoint. Despite these complaints, the club went forward with the event on Feb. 14, and saw a great turnout, according to Anna Livia Chen, president of the QueerStrait Alliance club at MVHS. The event was promoted in the
hen Carol Torgrimson and Kate Wakerly came up with a plan to start what was originally called “The Voice of Mountain View” in the summer of 1992, it was by no means obvious that such a newspaper would succeed. At the time, Google’s Sergei Brin and Larry Page were still in college, City Hall had just been built, the city’s old library was substandard, and the city had cut funding for its publication that Wakerly edited, called “The View.” As a veteran editor and writer for numerous community newspapers in the area, Wakerly asked some of her former publishers for advice. “They told her, ‘Mountain View is the graveyard of community newspapers,’” Torgrimson said. “We were advised against it quite heartily. But we never let that stop us.” Now, as the Voice celebrates its 20th year, Torgrimson says “the two accomplishments I’m most inordinately proud of are helping to get the city library built and starting the Mountain View Voice.” The first edition came just in time for Christmas, with Santa Claus on the cover and a preview of the city’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. There’s a story about the old JJ’s Blues Club on El Camino Real, a feature on the Schmitz family’s farm and pumpkin patch — now gone. ThenCity Manager Kevin Duggan wrote an op-ed on the state of the city, which covers the departure of the United States Navy from Moffett Field, the city’s efforts to bring light rail downtown and plans for a new library. The first edition was sent to 25,000 addresses.
“We felt that the community deserved a real newspaper,” Torgrimson said. “At the time there was no way for nonprofits and schools and other community folks to get any kind of publicity. The Mercury News was too large and we needed something locally oriented.” One of Torgrimson’s fondest memories is Duggan’s reaction to news that she and Wakerly were starting the paper. “I think he thought it was going to be a little shopper,” Torgrimson said. “We were chatting about it and he said, ‘I heard you and Kate are starting a newspaper’ and I said, ‘Yes, we’re mailing out 25,000 copies of it.’ There was this silence on the phone, just silence. “Kevin knew how outspoken I am and I think he had this slight fear we were going to go after the city government. I said, ‘Trust me, this is going to be a very fair and balanced paper.’” Duggan, Mountain View’s city manager from 1990 to 2011, said he came to respect the paper as one that “doesn’t represent any kind of special interest.” “Without The Voice, Mountain View would be a different place,” Duggan said last week. “Clearly it would be a place where residents and citizens would be much less informed.” See THE VOICE, page 9
The Voice’s first issue went out to 25,000 addresses.
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Los Altos High School launches boys’ volleyball team By Nick Veronin
os Altos High School has hired a brand new coach to introduce a brand new sport. Dave Radford says he is looking forward to building the school’s boys’ volleyball program from the ground up. The 30-year-old Long Beach native has been playing the sport at a competitive level for about 20 years. Radford says he
knows talent when he sees it, and that he is confident the first year program is going to be good. “I’m look- Dave Radford ing forward to developing a boys’ volleyball culture at the school,” he said. Radford said has 12 young
men on the squad already and is optimistic more will join in the weeks to come. He is looking for any and all “athletic guys that want to learn to play volleyball and have fun.” For those wondering if they would like the sport, he said it is often compared to fastpaced sports like tennis or basketball. And like basketball, he said, there is room
New football coach hopes to energize the Eagles
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FORMER MVHS STUDENT, PLAYER, ASSISTANT COACH, TAKES TOP JOB AT LAHS By Nick Veronin
or the past two years, Trevor Pruitt has been proud to help lead the Mountain View High School Spartans varsity football team to victory over the Los Altos High School Eagles in the district’s annual Pride Bowl. But next season, Pruitt will Trevor Pruitt be gunning to reverse the Spartan’s fortune, and bring the Pride Bowl trophy to LAHS. That’s because Pruitt was recently poached by the competition, and is now head coach of
the Eagles varsity squad. “This is a great thing,” Pruitt said, explaining that he anticipates the level of competition between the two district schools will only be intensified by his move. He said he hopes that more competition will lead to harder work and harder fought games and ultimately raise school pride at both Mountain View and Los Altos high schools. A Mountain View native, Pruitt grew up in local schools — attending Bubb Elementary School, Graham Middle School and Mountain View High School, where he played football. He said he is excited to coach for the district and is hopeful that his excitement
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and passion will rub off on his student athletes. Pruitt began his career as a coach in 2007, when he was brought on as a special teams coordinator for the freshman and sophomore MVHS squad. When Toure Carter took over the Spartans two years ago, he was promoted to offensive coordinator and assistant coach for the varsity team. He said his young coaching staff will not just give direction to their team, but will also work out with the kids in the weight room and on the field — all in an effort to energize the Eagles. “I think we’re going to bring a new dimension to LA that they haven’t had for many years,” he said. V
on his team for a variety of different skill sets. Some players need to be able to jump high to spike or block the ball; others will end up learning to specialize in setting the ball to be spiked, and others still will learn to specialize in back row duties — thinking fast, moving faster and making sure the ball stays in play. This year there will only be a
school’s daily bulletin as a way to celebrate the belief that “love is love, regardless of gender.” According to Chen, students were able to step up in front of the large crowd, declare their love, kinship or affection for one another, and have their photos taken to commemorate the occasion. “We have a a lot of support, both as a club in general and for this event specifically,” Chen said. “I heard nothing but good feedback. And some people said it was their favorite event we’ve ever done. It was definitely a success in our eyes.” Responding to the parents’ concerns, Chen said that the event wasn’t about “stepping up on a soapbox and telling people what we believe. It was just about having fun and being inclusive.” According to Shannon Casey, the mother of two children who attend local schools, she was encouraged to hear about the event. As a lesbian, Casey said it is important that the community
varsity team, Radford said, but he is optimistic that a junior varsity team will be added next year. Radford played volleyball at his college, Hope International University in Fullerton, and said he enjoys the way the game can change suddenly. “Every time someone touches the ball you can get a very different reaction.” V
not only tolerate the LGBT community but celebrate it as well. Being inclusive, she said, is even more important for younger people. Adolescence can be very hard on those who feel they don’t belong with the in-crowd, she said. “Any time we speak out about our truth it supports those around us that don’t feel so confident.” Chen said the mock wedding had such a high turnout, that she, in her role as fake marriage officiator, was not able to get to everyone who wanted to get fake married. More than 40 couples — both same sex and opposite sex — participated, and many more were unable to because of time constraints, she said. Plenty more watched the ceremonies in support. Chen, who identifies as queer, was raised by a same sex couple. Chen said she “thinks it’s pretty crazy” that people get so upset over the idea of same-sex marriage. “In the end, love is love. I don’t see why there is so much resistance against marriage equality.” V
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Congressmen claim NASA Ames leaked secret tech to China By Daniel DeBolt
he director of Mountain View’s NASA Ames Research Center is embroiled in what is either a scandal or a witch-hunt over accusations that secret rocket propulsion technology was given to China. The allegations were first made in a Feb. 8 story in Aviation Week which draws from letters from two Republican Congress members who chair the House committees that oversee NASA, Frank Wolf of Virginia and Lamar Smith of Texas. They write that “we are deeply concerned that political pressure may be a factor” in why the Justice Department has not allowed indictments backed by the FBI
and the U.S. Attorney’s office after an investigation began in 2009. The letters allege secret information was leaked from Ames, including missile defense rocket propulsion technology being tested at Ames for adaptation to NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, or LADEE. “Aviation Week reports that “according to sources at Ames and on Capitol Hill, the case involves Ames Center Director Simon P. “Pete” Worden and members of the center’s staff who are not U.S. citizens.” “I think you’ve had violations of the law,” Wolf told Aviation Week. “You’ve had the FBI look at this. You’ve had the U.S. attorneys make a decision to
move ahead, and you’ve had somebody stop it at the Justice Department. I think you have a criminal, and a scandal here.” On Feb. 12, a statement from Melinda Haag, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, contradicted Wolf. She denied that her office had sought an indictment. “I am aware of allegations our office sought authority from (the Justice Department) in Washington, D.C., to bring charges in a particular matter and that our request was denied,” Ms. Haag said, according to the Washington Times. “Those allegations are untrue. No such request was made, and no such denial was received.” Director Worden is accused of leveraging his connections
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death. “For Pam, Airship Ventures was really like her family. She liked her job there and was upbeat and happy. She just gave her heart and soul to that company.” In an interview with the Voice last week, Wright said doctors had given her a year and a half to live. She was getting ready for a bone marrow transplant and was planning to start her own event planning business. “I have so much support it’s just incredible,” Wright said. “If you really want to know who your friends are — the people who love you — get sick.” She said she had been feeling overwhelmed by financial burdens and felt conflicted about asking for help. “It’s a lot to deal with — Medi-
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Cal, the hospital — it’s just really tough,” she said. “It feels like you have no control, it feels like
officials. Smith, for one, said he felt that the charter school was asking for too much in return for agreeing to the two-site solution. Since then Smith and other district board members have been increasingly vocal in supporting a pause in legislation. LASD Trustee Mark Goines said he supports the idea of halting legislation because it would allow the district to focus all its energy on coming up with a mutually agreeable solution, without having to worry about the multiple suits currently unfolding in the courts. “We’re all spending an incredible amount of time on (litiga-
local schools. “It’s a waste of resources.” Last year alone, Smith estimates, the district spent more than $500,000 on the legal fight with Bullis — a sum that could have gone to hire four or five teachers. But Moore, pointing to the suspension of litigation last year, followed by the disintegration of negotiations, said that BCS would not begin to reconsider its current legislation against the district until his organization has received a facilities offer that officials like. “Last year, around the same time, we stopped litigation and went into mediation, which LASD abandoned,” Moore said. “If we can reach an agreement that they can stick with, then we can consider pending litigation.”
you are deprived of your independence. I feel like these are my bills and I want to take care of it myself. But my girlfriends encouraged me to get help or I wouldn’t have done it.” Fedeyko said the experience made her question the healthcare system in the United States. “I’m from Canada — my sister went through cancer treatment there and didn’t have to pay a dime,” Fedeyko said. “That is a huge relief when going something like that, the last thing you need to worry about is your finances.” Wright’s older brother, William Hicks, said the fundraiser for his sister’s cancer treatment “was just one of the best things that could happen to Pamela. I just thank God for people like Joanne.” “I can remember Pam as a person that loved people,” said
Hicks, adding that she was ambitious, and a great communicator for whom “nothing was too insurmountable. Anyone that knew Pam would just fall in love with her. She had a magnetic personality. She was concerned about people’s lives. “I am gonna miss talking to her. It’s hard, it really is,” he said. “I know she is not only a better place, but the best place. No more sorrow, no more pain, no more hurt.” Wright had said she enjoyed organizing birthday parties and weddings aboard Eureka. “It was so important that every experience was special and I made sure every one was,” Wright said. “That was what I liked so much about it, that every experience was not the same.” Even though she loved her job, she admitted, “I was feeling like a workaholic.” She called her ill-
ness a chance to “take a second look at life.” She is survived by three sons and six grandchildren. “I’ve been spending a lot of time with my grandkids, so that’s been helpful,” she said shortly before her death. On the page once used to raise money for Wright’s medical expenses, Fedeyko is now trying to raise $10,000 by March 8 to help Wright’s family give her “the burial she deserves.” “Pam’s desire was to be buried and while it is expensive, we hope that everyone can contribute to fulfill on her final wish,” Fedeyko writes. As of Tuesday, more than $6,000 was still needed for her burial. The site is at igg.me/at/helppam
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the idea. “Our efforts are completely focused on working with the district on making the split campus work for every district student,” Moore said. “Any other requests are just an attempt to delay the process.” Smith’s proposal comes after BCS officials announced on Jan. 23 that they would be willing to accept splitting their school between the Egan and Blach middle school campuses, so long as the district agreed to provide some more facilities at each site. The announcement garnered a mixed response from LASD
to refer any media calls on this topic to the Department of Justice,” said NASA Ames spokesman Michael Mewhinney. Keith Cowing of the blog NASA Watch notes, “It’s rather odd that Aviation Week would make this statement about Worden’s personal ‘involvement’ given that his name is not even contained in the letters. What is especially baffling is how Rep. Wolf, an avowed China hater, could think that a former Brigadier General — someone who worked throughout the Cold War to defend the U.S. against potential foes such as China, would suddenly — and knowingly — allow his employees to leak things to China or to condone such behavior.”
tion),” Goines said, adding that he would rather spend his time figuring out how to resolve the years-long battle between the district and the charter school. “You can’t possibly do both in our view.” Both Goines and Smith said that the ongoing legal battle, more than any other aspect of the two organizations’ disagreements, is hanging over the entire process like a dark cloud and creating rancor between the parties. Taking a break from the litigation would help to lift that cloud, they said. “We’re looking for a true show of good faith and good will that they really want to negotiate something,” Goines said. Smith noted that the district has spent a great deal of money fighting in court — money that should be going into improving
BULLIS CHARTER SCHOOL CHAIR INDICATES NO INTEREST IN 90-DAY BREAK he head of the Los Altos School District’s board of has proposed halting all litigation between his district and Bullis Charter School, at least temporarily, so that the two organizations can focus on negotiations. The suggestion appears to be a non-starter with the charter school. Doug Smith, president of the LASD board, called for a 90-day pause in litigation in a Feb. 14 open letter to BCS Board Chair Ken Moore. Moore subsequently told the Voice that he does not support
to keep himself from being indicted. He addressed the allegations in a statement to NASA Ames employees on Monday, Feb. 11. “I take very seriously our responsibility to safeguard sensitive information, so I wanted to let you — Ames employees — know the facts. To the best of our knowledge I am not, nor have I been, the subject of an International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) investigation. I have offered to talk to the news reporter, meet with the US representatives and/or testify under oath regarding export control issues at Ames,” Worden said in the email. Worden was not able to comment to the Voice. “NASA Headquarters has directed us
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Stories about the people of the city â€œadd to the flavor and the texture of the community. The community has a better sense of itself,â€? he said. Torgrimson, who managed the business side of things, likes to recall how they were barely able to pay for the first issue of the paper. Costco was about to have its grand opening on Charleston Road. â€œKate put together a 12-page paper but we were really challenged, of course, with financing it. I contacted Costco headquarters and said, â€˜Would you like to give us an ad?â€™â€? The company said yes, and an ad and a check were quickly sent via Fedex. â€œWe sold them the doubletruck,â€? Torgrimson said, referring to the paperâ€™s center spread. â€œWe didnâ€™t even exist yet, so that put us on the map.â€? Other advertisers signed up as well. Golden Wok put its whole menu on the back page for years, she said. Torgrimson said the goal had always been to have the paper taken over by a larger company. She and Wakerly approached Embarcadero Publishing president, Bill Johnson.
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Day theme â€” â€œLove is in the air.â€? â€œHe was protecting himself from the love in the air,â€? the music teacher explains. Kramer said she knows this because her class was Egertonâ€™s first of the day. Though she was at first taken aback by the gas mask in combination with the camouflage, Kramer said it is possible that Egerton did not even make that connection. Kramer said that several groups of Valentineâ€™s Day singers had planned to go around the school that day singing love songs, and that each group had decided to wear coordinated costumes. Egerton was attached to a group that had chosen to wear military style dress, she said. After instructing him to remove his mask, Kramer pulled Egerton aside and asked him whether he had considered how some might be threatened by the way he was dressed. â€œWhat made you think this was a good thing to do?â€? she asked. â€œI thought it would be funny,â€? he replied. Kramer tried to explain to him why it wasnâ€™t funny. She told him that as an 18-year-old he was now considered an adult. She said, â€œYouâ€™re just lucky no one called the police.â€? Shortly after that, Principal
â€œI think Bill thought In Jeffrisâ€™ time, the city at first we were absobegan seeing the sort of lutely insane,â€? Torgrimson effects of Silicon Valleyâ€™s laughed. â€œBut he did finally boom-and-bust economy come around.â€? that we still see today. â€œI think what I thought â€œThere wasnâ€™t a week that was insane was their thinkwent by that there wasnâ€™t ing that the two of them a story about a family or could do it all and make it senior that had to move out successful financially withof town,â€? Jeffris recalled. out being associated with a â€œThe landlords were jacklarger organization,â€? Johning up the rents.â€? son said. â€œI wasnâ€™t sure we He also remembers could make it work, but I hiring intern Jose Varpledged to give it a good gas, the Pulitzer Prizeshot. And Iâ€™m glad we winning Mountain View did.â€? High School graduate Embarcadero took over who recently came out as the paper in 1995, makan undocumented immiing it a sister publication grant, and is very publicly of the Palo Alto Weekly. pushing for immigration Reporter Rufus Jeffris was reform. put in charge, working as â€œI brought him on as reporter, editor and puban intern,â€? Jeffris said. lisher. â€œHe was a great kid, really â€œI think Kate was doing energetic, really thoughtit out of her basement, I ful, really passionate The Voice, in the early days, came out once just did it from my desk about a variety of issues. every two months. at the Weekly,â€? before the He just kind of forced his office at 655 West Evelyn way through the door and Avenue was rented, said rewarding experiences Iâ€™ve had wouldnâ€™t leave. You can Jeffris, now vice president of in my career was helping to get see how thatâ€™s transferred to his communications for the Bay that paper started and being current activities.â€? Area Council. â€œI would show up embraced by the community,â€? Over the years, the Voice has at 5 a.m. and wouldnâ€™t leave until Jeffris said. â€œIt was a shoestring reported on scandals involving 8 p.m.â€? operation. That made it more City Council members, provided â€œProbably one of the most fun, a plucky underdog.â€? what was often the only regular Keith Moody pulled Egerton out of her class. As it turns out, someone had called the police.
frustrating to her, â€œbecause the Chris that I know is a brilliant, sweet, good human being.â€?
Police response According to Mountain View police, all patrol units, school resource officers, traffic units and detectives immediately rushed to the school, along with officers from Los Altos Police Department. Police set up a perimeter around the school and officers saturated the neighborhood looking for the subject. After retrieving Egerton from Kramerâ€™s class, Moody brought the senior to a conference room where he was interviewed by police officers who â€œadmonishedâ€? him, according to a police press release. The student was booked into jail not because he wore a gas mask and camouflage to school, but because he displayed a â€œthreatening demeanorâ€? to the officers who interviewed him, according to Sgt. Sean Thompson, public information officer for the MVPD. According to the official police report, Egerton became angry during his interview with the officers, and at one point snapped at them, saying: â€œGo ahead and (expletive) shoot me in the head.â€? Kramer said she hadnâ€™t heard anything about Egerton acting out while talking to the police. She said the incident and its outcome has been personally
Community defends senior In the wake of the incident, many community members have come to Egertonâ€™s defense. In emails and online comments Voice readers have called the reaction of authorities too harsh. Egerton was arrested for â€œcausing a disturbance on school grounds,â€? and while it is unclear whether district officials are considering expelling Egerton, it is rumored that this punishment has been considered. Anthony Moor, the father of a Mountain View high student, said it would be unjust to expel Egerton. â€œClearly he did something stupid,â€? Moor said. â€œClearly he needs a talking to.â€? But to alter the trajectory of a bright musical career would not be right, Moor said. According to Kramer, Egerton is one of the best student musicians she has encountered in her 35-year career as a music teacher. In all the time she has been teaching she has only had two students who qualified for an audition with the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Egerton is one of them, she said, adding that she hopes this incident does not adversely impact his chance of being admitted.
in-depth coverage of council elections, published award-winning reporting on the toxics in northeastern Mountain View, taken on the need for the city to share Shoreline property taxes with schools and covered the continuing changes to the landscape. Every year the paper helps to raise funds for a slew of local non-profits, including the Day Worker Center of Mountain View, of which Wakerly was a major proponent. As to the cityâ€™s library, built in the 1990s, â€œThe Voice was very influential in making that happen,â€? Torgrimson said. â€œIt had a way of making the community aware of what the issues were and what the need was.â€? Two decades after the first issue, â€œI know Kate would definitely be impressed,â€? said John Wakerly of his late wife. Kate Wakerly died of breast cancer in 2004 at age 56. He recalled helping typeset the first editions of the Voice in the basement of their house. â€œHer impetus was really to give Mountain View its own paper. It was really a labor of love,â€? he said. V
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A History of Caring
or ﬁfty years, Community Services Agency (CSA) has been providing vital social services for residents of Mountain View, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills. We understand that hardship can come at any time and knows no age limit. We provide a safety net so that independence and self-sufﬁciency can be restored and maintained.
An evolving name reflects an evolving organization CSA has grown from humble origins. In 1957, a group of Mountain View residents, concerned about the welfare of low-income families in the city, gathered to talk about the plight of the local migrant farm workers. They decided to form the Mountain View Welfare Council to address the needs of this population. Within a year, the council was incorporated, and it was planning its first sharing of holiday gifts for families. By 1967, the interests of the council had expanded to include housing issues, immigration issues, and the needs of senior citizens. Accordingly, its name was changed to the Mountain View Community Council. With a move into larger, permanent office space in 1974, the organization changed its name once again, this time to Mountain View Community Services, reflecting the increasing services provided, such as meals and counseling. CSA assumed its present name, Community Services Agency, in 1982, in recognition of a client base that extends through Los Altos to Los Altos Hills.
A growing repertoire of programs and services CSA’s first program in 1958 was a holiday gift distribution called Christmas Clearance. Later called Santa Claus Exchange, the program remains today an important element of CSA’s work, now the Holiday Sharing program. 1974 was a big year for the agency. Clothing distribution was added to a growing list of Emergency Assistance services. Also, the agency moved into larger facilities at 204 Stierlin Road, Mountain View. Interior painting of the building was performed by clients and board members, while volunteers from the Mountain View Police Department handled the move from the old office space to the new.
s 4HE FIRST "ROWNIE AND 3COUT GROUPS FOR MINORITY CHILdren, now integrated into the Girl Scouts. The agency has also sought and established partnerships with other nonprofit providers, to ensure their delivery to CSA’s clients. Examples: Women Infants and Children, Lawmobile, and Rotacare.
CSA Today Another milestone occurred in 1977, with the initiation of food service to the needy. CSA’s Emergency Assistance program added crisis intervention services in 1982 and the Community Kitchen (food distribution) and financial assistance services in 1983. The Senior Services program added transportation in 1983 and case management in 1984. In 1989, the agency launched a new Homeless Services program designed to lift the homeless up from their situation to rejoin society. The Alpha Omega Shelter was the first service offered, in cooperation with 17 local churches. CSA conducted a capital campaign and dramatically upgraded its facility in 1990. Among other features, the building had greater capacity for food service, then termed the Food Closet. The Homeless Services program stepped up in 1995 with the creation of Graduate House, a transitional housing facility managed by Project Match. CSA was a partner in this facility. In 1998, CSA fundamentally changed the nature of its Food and Nutrition program by creating the Food Pantry (grocery store for the needy) at the Stierlin Road facility and discontinuing its meals program. Another fundamental change occurred in 2006, when CSA discontinued the rotating homeless shelter in favor of enhanced case management services, pursuing the demonstrated “housing first” model for serving the homeless. The revised program is now called Alpha Omega Homeless Services. Programs Originated or Facilitated by Community Services Agency Throughout its history, CSA has been a source for new, innovative social services within the community. Many of these services are now administered by other agencies. A few examples: s 4HE FIRST DAY CARE CENTER IN -OUNTAIN 6IEW NOW 7HISman Child Care Center. s -OUNTAIN 6IEW #OMMUNITY (EALTH #ENTER NOW MANaged by a community group. s 4RANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR STUDENTS IN %NGLISH AS A Second Language (ESL) classes, now operated through Mountain View-Los Altos Adult Education.
Mature at age 55, CSA now follows a strategy of first contact for the community’s needy, providing fundamental services and referring clients to other agencies for additional services.
Caring for the homeless CSA’s Alpha Omega Homeless Services provides case management, direct assistance, and referral services (most importantly housing) to individuals and families. CSA partners with numerous other county service providers, assembling a comprehensive package of assistance to the local homeless population. Caring for the working poor and unemployed CSA’s Food and Nutrition Center supplements the nutrition requirements of needy families with fresh and staple groceries. Food items are contributed by community supermarkets and by nonprofit organizations like Second Harvest Food Bank and Hidden Villa. CSA’s Emergency Assistance program provides a much needed helping hand to those afflicted with shortterm severe needs. Assistance includes rent, utility payments, short-term shelter, medical purchases, and many services for children, especially related to school. Holiday Sharing, providing food to families and fun toys to kids, is a joyful program that draws together volunteers and clients from throughout the community.
Caring for the elderly Senior Services is the fastest-growing CSA program, reflecting the growth of the elderly population in our community. Case managers deliver in-home assessments, counseling, referrals, and educational seminars, designed to allow local seniors to remain safe and independent. Our Senior Nutrition Program at the Mountain View Senior Center serves subsidized hot lunches every weekday, countering the isolation and apathy that can afflict the elderly.
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than Whisman Road. Recently two other homes were found with unsafe levels of indoor TCE vapors on the north side of Evandale Avenue just west of Whisman Road, their addresses withheld by the EPA. The homes sit not far from where Fairchild, Intel and other early computer component manufacturers left the pollution behind, which slowly evaporating from the ground and into the air. The plume was first studied in 1981, but some Evandale Avenue residents still don’t know much about it. In a recent canvassing of residents by the Voice in a “high priority” indoor air testing area marked by the EPA, two residents said they did not know anything about the problem, two said they wanted more information and five others said they were either well informed or didn’t want to know anything more. A flier passed out to residents of Evandale Avenue in December about the voluntary indoor air testing said little about the
dangers of TCE, even though the EPA calls it “carcinogenic to humans by all routes of exposure” and that inhalation can cause “hepatic, renal, neurological, immunological, reproductive, and developmental effects.” “We did want to notify the
‘I have attended countless meetings where we’ve always been assured the plume is contained.’ JANE HORTON MICHELLE LE
Workers test groundwater for TCE on Evandale Avenue.
residents in that neighborhood quickly,” said EPA project manager Alana Lee. “We did put together this flier as soon as we became aware of these results to let (residents) know what areas were these high priority areas in order to get permission to (test indoor air for TCE). You are right, we didnít go into a lot of detail about TCE.” To its credit, Lee said the EPA
TCE contamination was found in this Google building, located at 379 North Whisman Road.
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tal Protection Agency’s indoor screening level, said Alana Lee, project manager for the EPA. The results were blamed on building modifications made for Google that created a pathways through the floor for the vapors to seep into parts of the buildings. In a recent round of indoor air tests of office buildings above the MEW plume (so named because it is roughly bordered by Middlefield, Ellis and Whisman roads), four office buildings were found to have TCE vapor levels over the limit despite ventilation sys-
had previously distributed fact sheets on TCE to residents of the area. “We plan to follow up with a more complete fact sheet” in the near future, Lee said. The EPA has also been knocking on doors and is meeting with residents of the area in March. A time
tems operating. They include the Google buildings, a vacant building at 630 National Drive and 480 Ellis Street — occupied by surgical equipment maker Aesculap and consultant firm Bristlecone. The latter is undergoing changes to its ventilation system to address the problem. A Google spokesperson called the levels “anomalous” in its buildings and the causes were “promptly identified and fixed. The health of our Googlers was not put at risk in any way at any time.” TCE’s health risks In 2011 the EPA issued its Final Health Assessment for TCE, calling it “carcinogenic to humans by all routes of expo-
and date was not available from the Wagon Wheel Neighborhood Association by press time. “This opens up questions about a lot more ongoing processes that maybe should be happening,” Horton said. “I think we need a lot more data.” As to speculation that the TCE found its way under Evandale by way of gravel around a utility pipe, Horton said, “If in
sure” and reporting that inhalation can cause “hepatic, renal, neurological, immunological, reproductive, and developmental effects.” “The potential health concern is long-term exposure to TCE,” said the EPA’s Lee. “Any exposure would have been for a limited time, a short term. There hasn’t been any exposure for a long period of time.” The polluters are financially responsible for indoor air testing and any mitigation measures that are needed, but Google is known for its obsession with reducing common toxic chemicals in its buildings from furniture, paint and building materials, going above and beyond industry standards. “Google continues to monitor the air quality at the Quad and make the information readily available to Googlers,” the spokesperson said. The buildings now have ventilation systems that run all hours of the day and “activated carbon filters” are used to remove volatile organic compounds like TCE from the air, the spokesperson said. In the long term, the EPA reports that efforts are underway to install “subslab depressurization systems” under the buildings at 480 Ellis and 369-379 Whisman to draw the vapors away before they can rise into the buildings. When asked if Google was pushing to have the groundwa-
fact that’s true, we better start testing any home that might be impacted in the same way.” The flier given to residents reported that as much as 130,000 parts per billion of TCE found in the groundwater under Evandale Avenue. On Tuesday, Lee clarified that the cleanup goal for groundwater is reduce TCE to 5 parts per billion.
A map of the groundwater results given to Evandale Avenue residents notes 47 parts per billion, apparently indicating the number used to mark high priority areas for indoor air testing. Lee said there was no significance to that number. V
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ter cleaned up, the Google spokesperson said, “We’d welcome and expect all the original parties involved to continue to innovate in finding new and improved science for removing this and all chemicals from our groundwater throughout the country.”
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The team won its first national title at the American Masterpiece Compeition in San Jose. Acording to GreenMouse’s website, obsolete, unwanted, or unused electronic items eligible for donation include: monitors, TVs, computers, cell phones, PC boards, DVD players, stereo equipment, keyboards and printers. A complete list is available at the company’s website, www.greenmouse.com. —Dominic Fracassa
PAINT RECYCLING IN MOUNTAIN VIEW Three Mountain View paint retailers are among 22 businesses across Santa Clara County now participating in a statewide initiative to recycle unwanted or excess paint from residential and commercial sources. The Dunn-Edwards store at 1949 El Camino Real, and two Kelly Moore stores, at 180 El Camino Real and 411 Fairchild Dr., will accept leftover paint as part of the California Paint Stewardship Program. The program, established in 2010, requires paint manufactures to develop and operate a take-back system to prevent people from disposing of paint improperly. By setting hundreds of drop-off sites statewide, lawmakers are also looking to take some of the financial burden off of local, government-run household hazardous waste programs, which often operate with strained budgets and limited days of operation. Small charges applied to the purchase price of paint in California will fund the stewardship program. The fees, assessed by container size, range from $0.35 for up to a gallon of paint, $.0.75 for one gallon, and $1.60 for one to five gallons of paint. According to industry estimates, more than 700 million gallons of architectural paint is sold each year in the U.S., and about 10 percent is available for recycling. Paint disposed of inappropriately can become an acute environmental hazard if it finds its way into storm drains, where untreated pollutants can be carried into streams and rivers and harm aquatic ecosystems. —Dominic Fracassa
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ow that toxic vapors of the chemical TCE (Trichloroethylene) have been found inside some homes on Evandale Avenue, it is time for the Environmental Protection Agency officials to step up its outreach to residents who could be breathing vapors emitted by this dangerous substance. So far, the information about TCE distributed to residents by the EPA does not include the stark assessment made in 2011, which said the chemical is â€œcarcinogenic to humans by all routes of exposureâ€? and that inhalation can cause â€œhepatic, renal, neurological, immunological, reproductive and developmental effects.â€? Why has the EPA not publicized this clearly pertinent information in what the agency is calling â€œhigh priority areas for indoor air sampling?â€? It is a concern that off-the-chart concentrations of TCE have been found in test wells drilled into the street on Evandale Avenue and the agency should do more to push property owners to allow samples to be taken under homes, where residents could be breathing high concentrations of this dangerous chemical. So far only two homes were found with concentrations of vapors about the EPAâ€™s acceptable limit, but more testing needs to be done. The primary remedies suggested by the EPA are installing ventilation systems, sealing off areas around conduits or doing remedial work to lay material under the home that would stop the vapors from entering the buildingâ€™s living or working space. Meanwhile, members of the Voice staff last week easily found a handful of Evandale residents who were not fully aware of the TCE threat to their homes despite the EPAâ€™s outreach efforts. They had no idea that probes placed under their street showed TCE groundwater concentrations as high as 130,000 parts per billion, an astronomical level when compared to the EPAâ€™s allowed limit of 5 parts per billion. One resident of an Evandale apartment complex said she did not know who to contact, and that she is concerned because her daughter is pregnant. Another resident of the priority testing area, who had lived in her home for 12 years, wondered if there was a connection between her sonâ€™s leukemia, which he contracted five years ago when he was 4 years old, and the toxic chemical flowing
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under her home. Like other chemicals known to cause cancer, it is impossible to definitively say that breathing TCE has a direct link to a particular cancer in someone. But a recent study by the Bay Area Cancer Registry found nearly twice the regional average rate of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in northeastern Mountain View between 1996 and 2005, although the registry refused again this week to say how many cases, if any, were found on Evandale Avenue. Lenny Siegel, director of the Center for Environmental Oversight in Mountain View, was surprised by the migration of TCE to Evandale Avenue, a block or two west of the known locations of underground TCE plumes. He told the Voice: â€œWeâ€™ve been following the (MEW) site for 30 years and we all of a sudden find new concentrations in a residential area.â€? Prior to this discovery, the chemical was thought to be contained in the MEW area, defined by its boundaries of Middlefield Road, Ellis Street and Whisman Road, which has been declared a Superfund cleanup site. The EPA has admitted that it was slow to react to the unexpected discovery of TCE west of Whisman Road. And they have said area residents will be given more information about the hazards of the toxic gas. Residents are also invited to a public meeting March 3 where the EPA will answer questions about TCE. After 30-plus years of tracking TCE in the MEW area, it is time for the EPA to be more proactive in protecting the health of residents who unwittingly find themselves in a home loaded with a dangerous, carcinogenic gas. Perhaps EPA officials should go door to door with testing kits and to make sure no one is living with high concentrations of the gas. The most recent measurements in the street of TCE concentration â€” in many cases well over 1,000 and in one case 130,000 parts per billion â€” are very concerning. If levels can be this high in the street, they could be very similar under nearby homes. The EPA is responsible for protecting Evandale residents from the harmful effects of TCE. We hope they can get the job done, and soon.
By Anthony Moor
am a Mountain View resident and parent of a Mountain View High School student who served with Chris Edgerton as a drum major in the high school band this school year. I donâ€™t know Chris except as a parent who saw him lead his schoolmates in concert. But if what Iâ€™ve read is true, he may be inadvertently leading all of us into a witch hunt now. As I understand it, Chris is in jeopardy of felony prosecution and expulsion from school for coming to campus dressed in a gas mask and fatigues. Naturally, at such a politically charged time, when questions of school safety and gun proliferation abound
than countless other attentionseeking high school kids since high schools opened their doors. He planned no assault. He car-
ried no weapons. He made no threats. His crime was stupidity See GUEST OPINION, page 14
and nerves are raw, I can understand why such a stunt would spark calls for action and punishment. But we canâ€™t let our collective emotions about an unimaginable tragedy, sparked by an ongoing national disgrace, trample fairness and reason. We canâ€™t expect teens to develop an adultâ€™s sensitivity and judgment just because the times are troubled. We canâ€™t remedy a longstanding collective failure to enact laws that demonstrate prudence and common sense by torpedoing the future of a kid who posed no harm. We canâ€™t sate our desire for justice about one event on the back of someone a continent removed. From what Iâ€™ve read, Chris Edgerton acted no differently February 22, 2013 â– Mountain View Voice â– MountainViewOnline.com â–
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and poor dress. Now, there may be evidence as yet undisclosed that establishes a darker motive, as crazy as that sounds. If so, then I have no doubt authorities will pursue it. But in the absence of such facts, we all owe it to our village (because as someone else once famously said, it takes a village to raise a child) to act as wisdom would dictate, and point this kid back on the road to responsible adulthood, not toss him aside based on a youthful indiscretion. Chris deserves a good talking to. He deserves the chance to learn about how what he did could be dangerously misconstrued in the context of events and the national debate. He deserves to know he could have died at the hand of nervous police. He deserves to have rational adults handle this inci-
dent as we all know it should be handled, not as an object lesson in crime and punishment. And he deserves the opportunity to apologize. We parents are scared. Rightly so. But we are doing all sorts of irrational things instead of what we should be doing. We’re telling toddlers they can’t put their thumb and finger in the shape of a gun, or ape a cowboy felled by an Indian’s arrow. Moms can’t put plastic knives in their kids’ school lunches to spread peanut butter. Middle schoolers are walking through metal detectors and now armed guards are patrolling high school hallways. Let’s not go overboard again. Let’s recognize where our sense of injury at an incident like this really comes from, and craft a response that attacks the problem, not Chris. Anthony Moor is the parent of a Mountain View High School student.
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A sweet tribute PALO ALTO BAKER TURNS HER LATE FRIEND’S RECIPE INTO A CHEESECAKE BUSINESS By Rebecca Wallace
rmed with cream cheese, raspberries and a secret recipe, Cherith Spicer is spearheading a venture that’s part business and part tribute. At her Namesake Cheesecake
kitchen in Menlo Park, she bakes and sells custom cakes from the treasured recipe bequeathed to her by family friend Cherith Lorraine Rickey. Locals may remember “Mrs. Rickey’s Famous Cheesecake”
from the Palo Alto restaurants that the late Rickey co-owned with her husband, John, including Dinah’s Shack and Rick’s Swiss Chalet. Now it’s back. “It keeps their spirit going,”
Clockwise, from top left: Cherith Spicer, the owner of Namesake Cheesecake, gently removes a cheesecake from a spring-form pan; Spicer, with her namesake, Cherith Lorraine Rickey; Spicer prepares heart-shaped cheesecakes; the cakes go into the oven.
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Spicer said. Growing up in Palo Alto, Spicer was friends and neighbors with Rickey, after whom she was named. She was also a big fan of the famous cheesecake. One day, late in her life, Rickey surprised her young friend by giving her the recipe. Rickey had it memorized, and asked her to write it down. â€œIt was like I got the golden ticket from Willy Wonka,â€? Spicer said. Now the recipe fuels Spicerâ€™s business, with the Rickey familyâ€™s blessing. Last year, she opened Namesake Cheesecake on El Camino Real in downtown Menlo Park, in a space formerly occupied by a catering company. Behind gauzy red curtains with a peacock pattern, the front showroom space is lively and colorful, with Tiffanycolored walls and a big print
of Audrey Hepburn. The back of a huge walk-in refrigerator might have been an intruder into the space, except that a friend of Spicerâ€™s who goes by the moniker Black Stamp Studios has painted it in bold graffiti style. The fridge is decorated with a curly-lettered logo and images of the Hoover Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge. Nearby, tables and chairs sit ready for cake tastings. In back is a sizable kitchen where Spicer bakes and rents space to other commercial kitchens, including a raw-juice business. The 30-something Spicer lived in Los Angeles for 10 years, acting and modeling, until her fatherâ€™s illness caused her to move back to Palo Alto. After he recovered, he asked her what she was going to do next. Spicer, a longtime baker and woman of many jobs, decided to start her own
cheesecake business. Itâ€™s now her full-time job, and she has two to three people working for her at any given time. Everything is based on Rickeyâ€™s own recipe, the origin of which remains mysterious even to Spicer. Though she wonâ€™t give a lot of details, she does say on her website that the cake consists of â€œa layer of graham-cracker crust, a cream-cheese layer, topped with a layer of sour cream and sugar.â€? Creating each cake is â€œa bake-chill processâ€? that takes two days. â€œItâ€™s rich but itâ€™s not heavy. It has a nice balance of sweet with tart. I put fresh lemon juice in it,â€? she said. â€œItâ€™s a classic, traditional cheesecake.â€? Rickeyâ€™s big topping f lavor was raspberry. Spicer didnâ€™t want to mess with the system too much, but she has added a few topping options of her own, including holiday candy and salted caramel. She also bakes ANDRĂ‰ ZANDONA
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8FFLFOE Spicer, as have her visits to restaurants bearing samples. So far, Spicer has sold her cakes only locally, but sheâ€™s looking into starting a shipping side of the business. â€œI think weâ€™ll really expand with shipping.â€? Meanwhile, local customers continue to come in, often bringing warm memories of the Rickeys. One time, a neighbor of Spicerâ€™s was thrilled to bring her a vintage postcard heâ€™d found from the Rickâ€™s Swiss Chalet restaurant, Spicer said. â€œIâ€™ll have people stop in all the time who remember them.â€? V
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A Good Day to Die Hard (R) Century 16: 11 a.m. and 12:15, 1:30, 2:45, 4:10, 5:25, 7:05 & 10:05 p.m. Century 20: 11:30 a.m. and 1:20, 2:15, 3:50, 6:20, 7:10 & 8:55 p.m. In XD 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8:05 & 10:40 p.m. Amour (PG-13) (((( Aquarius Theatre: 1:45, 4:45 & 7:45 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m. and 2, 4:45, 7:35 & Argo (R) (((1/2 10:20 p.m. Palo Alto Square: Fri 1, 4, 7 & 9:45 p.m. Sat 1, 4, 7 & 9:45 p.m. Sun 1, 4 & 7 p.m. Mon 1, 4 & 7 p.m. Tue 1, 4 & 7 p.m. Wed 1, 4 & 7 p.m. Thu 1, 4 & 7 p.m. Beautiful Creatures (PG-13) Century 16: 12:20, 3:30, 7 & 9:55 p.m. Century 20: 11:05 a.m. and 1:55, 4:55, 7:50 & 10:40 p.m.l Bless Me, Ultima (PG-13) Century 20: 11:45 a.m. and 2:15, 4:45, 7:20 & 9:55 p.m. Broken City (R)
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(Aquarius) Life can change in a heartbeat. An elderly, cultured Parisian couple (Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant) have their worlds fall apart when one of them suffers a pair of debilitating strokes. Seeing these French iconic actors in their 80s is shocking in itself, and director Michael Haneke also creates a story and a world that is one of his most difficult to watch. The film is also one of his most masterful. As the couple’s life together unspools in flashbacks, moving toward the painful present day, Haneke unblinkingly and compassionately presents universal truths, while revealing the illusion of filmmaking and our role as spectators. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including a disturbing act, and brief language. In French with English subtitles. Two hours, seven minutes. — S.T.
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Silver Linings Playbook (R) Century 16: 12:45, 3:55, 7:15 & 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m. and 2, 4:50, 7:35 & 10:25 p.m.
(Century 16, Century 20) Long known for stealing scenes, Melissa McCarthy adds to her jacket by taking on the title role of “Identity Thief.” Seth Gordon’s actioncomedy follow-up to “Horrible Bosses” proves far from perfect but ultimately difficult to resist, thanks to McCarthy and colead Jason Bateman. Bateman plays Sandy Bigelow Patterson, a Colorado accountant and family man whose life turns upside down when McCarthy’s identity thief goes to town on his credit and gets a warrant issued for his arrest. The ensuing confusion threatens Sandy’s brand-new position as the vice president of a start-up financial institution. That means flying down to Florida, apprehending Diana and hauling her back to face the music. And so what begins as a seemingly fruitful comic premise about identity theft turns out to be two parts “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” and one part “Midnight Run.” An expert of both verbal and physical comedy, McCarthy is a worthy successor to John Candy, who also had a gift for warming up caricatures with loveable humanity. Despite some pesky tangles, there’s something appealing in how the film amounts to the opposite of a revenge narrative, considering the roots of Diana’s waywardness and extending her measured generosity and chances to earn her redemption. Sure, making Diana cuddly after all is a Hollywood convention, but it also scores one for restorative justice. Rated R for sexual content and language. One hour, 52 minutes. — P.C.
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The Gatekeepers (PG-13) Palo Alto Square: Fri 1:45, 4:30, 7:15 & 10 p.m. Sat 1:45, 4:30, 7:15 & 10 p.m. Sun 1:45, 4:30 & 7:15 p.m. Mon 1:45, 4:30 & 7:15 p.m. Tue 1:45, 4:30 & 7:15 p.m. Wed 1:45, 4:30 & 7:15 p.m. Thu 1:45, 4:30 & 7:15 p.m. Identity Thief (R) ((1/2 Century 16: 11 a.m. and 1:50, 4:40, 7:40 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:40 a.m. and 2:25, 5:05, 7:45 & 10:25 p.m. Les Miserables (2012) (PG-13) ((( a.m. and 2:40, 6:40 & 10:05 p.m.
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Quartet (PG-13) ((( Century 20: noon and 2:30, 5, 7:25 & 9:50 p.m. Guild Theatre: 1, 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m. Rebecca (1940) 7:30 p.m.
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Safe Haven (PG-13) 1/2 Century 16: 11 a.m. and 1, 4, 5:20, 7:20 & 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m. and 12:45, 1:55, 3:25, 4:35, 6:15, 7:25, 9 & 10:10 p.m. Century 16: 11:05 a.m. and 2, 4:55, 7:45 & Side Effects (R) ((( 10:35 p.m. Century 20: 12:30, 3, 5:35, 8:10 & 10:45 p.m.
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Suspicion (1941) Stanford Theatre: 5:40 & 9:50 p.m. Warm Bodies (PG-13) Century 16: 11:30 a.m. and 1:55, 4:20, 7:10 & 9:50 p.m. Century 20: 12:40, 3:05, 5:30, 8 & 10:35 p.m. Century 16: 11:50 a.m. and 3:40 Zero Dark Thirty (R) ((1/2 & 7:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:10 a.m. and 2, 4:50, 7:35 & 10:25 p.m. AQUARIUS: 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto (266-9260) CENTURY CINEMA 16: 1500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View (800-326-3264) CENTURY 20 DOWNTOWN: 825 Middlefield Road, Redwood City (800-326-3264) CINEARTS AT PALO ALTO SQUARE: 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (493-3456) STANFORD THEATRE: 221 University Ave., Palo Alto (324-3700) For show times, plot synopses and more information about any films playing at the Aquarius, visit www.LandmarkTheatres.com - Skip it -- Some redeeming qualities --- A good bet ---- Outstanding
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(Century 16) One has to admire the ambition of this through-sung play that’s now a big-screen musical. A condensation of Victor Hugo’s 1862 epic novel, the musical by composer Claude-Michel Schonberg and lyricists Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel achieved enormous popular appeal with its soaring melodies and grasping melodrama. But it’s equally true that “Les Miserables” has never been known for its subtlety, with its storytelling in all-caps and its music thunderously repetitive. None of this changes, exactly, in the film adaptation helmed by Tom Hooper, Oscar-winning director of “The King’s Speech.” And like so many movie musicals, this one’s a mixed bag of suitable and not-so-suitable choices. On balance, though, it’s about as compelling a screen version of “Les Mis” as we have any right to expect. Hugh Jackman stars as Jean Valjean, a parole violator in 19th-century France who lifts himself out of poverty and decrepitude
but lives in fear of discovery by his former jailer, Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe). From his new position of power as a factory owner, Valjean becomes entangled in the fortunes of one of his workers, despairing single mother Fantine (Anne Hathaway), and he begins to feel responsible for the woman and her child, Cosette (Isabelle Allen). Jackman is perhaps the only sensible choice to headline the picture, and though he’s able enough, his performance typically feels calculated. The same could be said for Hathaway, who’s given an Oscar-savvy showcase in her single-take performance of the uber-emotive aria “I Dreamed a Dream.” Rated PG-13 for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements. 2 hours, 37 minutes. — P.C.
(Century 16, Century 20) Spielberg’s “Lincoln” — which focuses on Lincoln’s tragically shortened second term in office, the conclusion of the Civil War and the president’s fight to pass the 13th Amendment (abolishing slavery) — plays a bit like a $50 million history lesson. And while that’s a boon for history buffs, the pacing suffers sporadically. Still, Spielberg and his team (including an A-list cast that features a spotlight-stealing performance by Tommy Lee Jones) deserve a wealth of credit for embracing a monumental task and succeeding. The film follows Lincoln (Day-Lewis) as he seeks to outlaw slavery and, thus, end the bloody Civil War. Lincoln juggles nationchanging decisions with personal-life issues: his wife Mary’s (Sally Field) migraines, his older son Robert’s (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) military ambitions and his young son Tad’s (Gulliver McGrath) upbringing. Day-Lewis captures Lincoln as well as any actor could. From his vocal inflections to his mannerisms, it’s clear he truly immersed himself in the difficult role. But it’s Jones’ performance that lends the film the spark it needed and would not have otherwise had. Rated PG-13 for war violence, strong language and carnage. 2 hours, 29 minutes. — T.H.
QUARTET--(Guild) In telling its tale of four retired musicians, “Quartet” doesn’t avoid all of the traps of the cutesy and sometimes condescending old-age-pensioner movie genre, but Director Dustin Hoffman does show good taste, particularly in casting. The setting is Beecham House, a home for retired musicians. It’s a rambling estate, well-appointed with amenities and lush greenery, that warmly embraces its residents — all of whom daily practice their vocation. Still, there is trouble in paradise. The residents fret about the home’s dwindling funds and the necessity of a boffo success for the home’s annual benefit performance. This concern coincides with the arrival of a new resident who throws everyone into a tizzy: bona fide opera diva Jean Horton. Hoffman adds to already sturdy material a few smart touches, such as a well-timed classical montage for the title sequence and a subtle refusal to follow through on genre cliches. One genre expectation remains firmly in place. The senior-citizen movie remains a showcase for elder talent, which Hoffman maximizes not only with stars but also with supporting players who, once upon a time, made theatrical, operatic and musical history. “Quartet” is no classic, but with the talent involved, it’s certainly catchy. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and suggestive humor. One hour, 39 minutes.— P.C.
SAFE HAVEN1/2 (Century 16, Century 20) Movies based on Nicholas Sparks books are like the “natural flavors” synthesized in a laboratory to trick your taste buds. The romantic-drama results remain pretty much the same: a date movie
that’s likely to induce friskiness in couples. With “Safe Haven,” producer Sparks risks killing the mood by introducing “thriller” elements. There’s a Pretty Young Thing (Julianne Hough) who travels to a picturesque seaside idyll. There she walks right into a job and housing, meets another Pretty Young Thing (Josh Duhamel), resists romance, succumbs to romance, then almost loses romance due to the emergence of a Dark Secret. Duhamel can and does nominally act here, but Hough can’t be bothered to do anything other than flash toothy smiles and crinkle her dimples just so. Given the soulless-cash-grab material, who can blame her? Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving threatening behavior, and for violence and sexuality. One hour, 55 minutes.— P.C.
SIDE EFFECTS ---
(Century 16, Century 20) Steven Soderbergh toys with drugs, duplicity and their side effects. The message movie grows tiresome in its hammering indictment of Big Pharma’s hold on pharmaceutical research and sales, the efficacy and effectiveness of particular drugs, and the medical community’s questionable ethics. Then moments before inducing sleep, the social-issue film surprisingly twists into a noir thriller. Although everyone seems quick to give directors the dubious title of “auteur” and all the credit, the film’s distinctive signature belongs to screenwriter Scott Z. Burns as much as to Soderbergh. Emily Taylor (Rooney Mara) prepares for her husband’s (Channing Tatum) release from prison after serving four years for insider trading. They have lost everything of the upscale lifestyle that Emily had loved. Psychiatrist Dr. Jonathan Banks (Jude Law) has a pill to stop her brain from sending out so many “sad” signals. Things go terribly wrong. The victim, the investigator, the femme fatale and the psychopath are central figures in noir’s twitchy nervous system. The fun is figuring out which character corresponds to which descriptor. Wearing poker faces, the actors never show their cards. “Side Effects” portrays contemporary society as ruthlessly competitive, greedy and devoid of meaningful values. But as the plot unknots, the film itself feels empty — an exercise in narrative gymnastics and a misogynist throwback to 1950s noir. Rated: R for sexuality, nudity, violence and language. 1 hour, 45 minutes. — S.T.
ZERO DARK THIRTY --1/2
(Century 16, Century 20) By most cinematic measures, “Zero Dark Thirty” is one of the best-made films of 2012. It also probably shouldn’t exist. An encore presentation by the team of director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal — who collected Oscars for 2008’s “The Hurt Locker” — the film recounts the CIA’s hunt for Osama bin Laden. By following a fiercely determined CIA officer (Jessica Chastain’s Maya), “Zero Dark Thirty” creates an identification with her agony of defeat and thrill of victory along the way, building a rooting interest while otherwise eschewing character development in favor of detail-oriented procedural. While Boal’s screenplay is based on journalistic research, one might well say, “Consider the sources.” And the calendar. It’s fair to suggest that the Hollywood treatment of such politically delicate history comes “too soon,” and lacks the historical perspective that comes with time. Instead of dealing with the inherently political dimensions of their narrative, the filmmakers have disingenuously insisted upon the film’s apoliticism in its embrace of procedural narrative. Rated R for language and strong violence including brutal images. Two hours, 37 minutes. — P.C.
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‘Love, Love, Love!’ Thirty Bay Area artists display work as part of the ‘Love, Love, Love’ Feb. exhibit at Gallery 9. Painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, metal work & jewelry inspired by the theme of love. Reception: Feb. 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hours: Tues.Sat., 11-5 p.m.; Sun., 12-4 p.m. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos. www.gallery9losaltos.com ‘Rwanda, Land of Reconciliation,’ a photographic exhibition by Katie Cooney The exhibit includes “Door of Hope” - 2x3 piece, chromatic print on archival paper, made in January 2012 Kigali, Rwanda - Orphanage for street boys (homeless, abandoned and “Arms of Joy” - 2x3 piece, chromatic print on archival paper, made in January 2012, Rwanda, rural Rwanda, children on the road. Through March 24, CSMA Mohr Gallery, 230 San Antonio Road, Mountain View. Call 650-917-6800 x 306. www.arts4all.org Journey to World Heritage Photography Exhibit Foothill College presents “Journey to World Heritage: Photography by Kate Jordahl” Jan. 22-Feb. 27 at the Krause Center for Innovation Gallery at Foothill College. An opening reception is Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 4-7 p.m. with a gallery talk at 5 p.m. Admission is free; parking is $3. 7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-7318. www. jordahlphoto.com/PDL2012/PDLReport.html Something Beyond the Obvious Artist Mike Bailey presents new work including his abstracts. Jan. 28-Feb. 23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Viewpoints closes at 3 p.m. on Sundays. Free. Viewpoints Gallery, 315 State St., Los Altos. www. viewpointsgallery.com The Hogarth Experiment Fourteen artists have taken the Eighteenth Century into the Twenty First in three centuries of British Art. Each artist worked on an original 19th century Hogarth etching. Reception Feb. 9 3-5 p.m. Open from Jan. 25-March 2, 10-2 p.m. Smith Andersen Editions, 440 Pepper Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-327-7762.
CLASSES/WORKSHOPS Planting, Growing and Pruning Fruit Trees Late winter/early spring are good times to prune fruit trees and plant new ones. Master Gardeners will describe how and when to prune, and how to choose and plant “bare root” fruit trees. Fertilizing and pest management also will be discussed. Feb. 26, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. mastergardeners.org/scc.html ‘Foundational Social Skills Development Group’ Designed for children ages 3-4 who have difficulty interacting with other children. Non-competitive games and cooperative activities designed to develop social, communication, problem-solving, negotiation, emotional regulation$dentification and play skills. Children do not need a diagnosis to attend. Mondays, 3:30-4:45 p.m. $600 for an eight-week session. Abilities United, 3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-618-3353. www.abilitiesunited. org/therapyclinic ‘Learn to Square Dance’ Classes are held by the “Bows & Beaus Square-Dance Club” on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. First class free; $5 per class thereafter. Loyola School, 770 Berry Ave., Los Altos. Art and Science of Raja Yoga Raja Yoga offers a scientific approach to the spiritual life, with techniques for stilling the mind and expanding the awareness of spiritual realities. It offers techniques for self-mastery in every aspect of life, from calming turbulent emotions to awakening deep compassion and love for others. Wednesdays, Jan. 9-March 27, 6-9 p.m. $350. Ananda, 2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Call 650-3233363. www.anandapaloalto.org Chef Basics: Risotto, Pilaf and Rice Know How Rice is a staple of the world’s diet and perfect for gluten free or vegan menus. In this class participants learn the basics of cooking white and brown rice then keep stepping up to
more challenging dishes such as pilaf and risotto. This class will be part demonstration, part hands on. Feb. 28, 6:30-9 p.m. $50. Palo Alto Adult School, Palo Alto. Call 650-329-3752. www. paadultschool.org/ Creative Writing Life Stories In this workshop attendees create a written record of their familys’ oral stories for future generations and review personal history to gain new understanding of life experiences. Call instructor Sheila Dunec at 650-565-8087 before registering. Tuesdays, Jan. 8-March 12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $150. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 650-289-5436. avenida.org Foothill College Gospel Choir Foothill College Gospel Choir/AKA PCGC Begins their annual Gospel Festival workshop rehearsals. For Gospel Choir musical. Dates are Jan. 20,27, and Feb. 3, 10, and 17. Concert Feb. 23, 2013. 4:30-6:45 p.m. $10 general and $5 students and seniors. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos. Call 408-644-9995. Introduction to Mindfulness Introduction to the meditative development of mindfulness. Five-week course taught by Insight Meditation South Bay teachers. No registration required. Thursdays, Feb. 28-March 28, 7-9 p.m. St. Timothy’s/Edwards Hall, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View. Call 650-857-0904. imsb.org Spring Quarter Registration Foothill College Spring Quarter 2013 classes begin the week of April 8 and continue through June 24. California residents pay $31 per unit plus basic fees; fees are due at the time you register. Review the class schedule, apply and register, pay fees, and buy books at www.foothill.edu. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650949-7325. www.foothill.edu/admissions.php T’ai-Chi A Tai-Chi class that promotes balance, flexibility and mental acuity. Led by Dona Marriot, Foothill College instructor. Mondays, Jan. 7-March 27, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Mounain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-948-1827. Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra A friendly and sociable monthly gathering for musicians of all instruments and all levels of skill to play symphony orchestra music together for fun, no performance and no pressure. Music provided, members bring instrument, stand, appetizers to share, and good humor. Register through website. Sundays, Jan. 27-June 30 2-5 p.m. $10/session or $25/three sessions. Los Altos Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave, Los Altos. Call 650-793-2218. www.tacosv.com Trademark 101 -- A General Guide to TM Prosecution for the Layman LegalForce is providing free educational webinars for the public. These webinars will cover a variety of topics, all of which aim to share knowledge and expertise to the general public. This webinar will be recorded and posted online for additional accessibility. Feb. 23, 12-1 p.m. LegalForce BookFlip, 323 University Ave., Palo Alto.
CLUBS/MEETINGS Peninsula Democratic Club Annual Meeting and Lunch Attendees can meet and elect new PDC officers and Board Members. Speaker: Rep. Eric Swalwell, recently elected for the 15th Congressional District. Feb. 23, 12-2 p.m. Free for PDC/PYC members, $5 for guests. Los Altos Youth Center, 1 North San Antonion Road, Los Altos. Call 650-948-8259. www.peninsulademocrats.com
COMMUNITY EVENTS Board of Trustees Study Session Parents and community members are invited to provide input on desires, priorities, and concerns regarding the use of Measure G bond funds to modernize and enhance Crittenden and Graham Middle Schools in the Mountain View Whisman School District. Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Mountain View Whisman School District Board Room, 750-A San Pierre Way, Mountain View. Call 650-526-3552. www.mvwsd.org Car Seat Safety Check Four out of 5 car seats are installed incorrectly. A free safety-check
event. Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View. Call 408-379-2235. www.sttims.org PA Elks Lodge Open House The Palo Alto Elks Lodge is holding its first Open House since opening its new facilities at 4249 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Tours and refreshments will be provided. Facility includes a pool and fitness center. Feb. 23, 1-5 p.m. Palo Alto Elks Lodge #1471, 4249 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Call 650-858-8560. www.paloaltoelks.org Relay for Life Kick-off Event Attendees can learn about Relay for Life and CPS-3 at the Mountain View Relay for Life Kick-off. Relay is on May 18. There will be games, refreshments and information. CPS-3 is a cancer prevention study at Relay that one can be a part of if without having had cancer. Feb. 24, 3-4:30 p.m. YMCA, 2400 Grant Road, Mountain View. Call 408-688-0136. relayforlife/mountainviewca
CONCERTS Habitat for Humanity Benefit Concert St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church of Mountain View will be hosting a concert to benefit Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley. There will be an evening of music by the Gwen Howard Band and Sugar Jane Band. The event is open to the public and free of cost, although donation is welcomed. Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View. www.habitatebsv. org/Events/Benefit-Concert-at-St-TimothysEpiscopal-Church Main Stage Concert: Dance Suite (Palo Alto) Benjamin Simon, conductor; Ben Pila, guitar; Robin Sharp, violin. Performing works by J.S. Bach, Michael Gilbertson, John Corigliano, & Edvard Grieg. Feb. 23, 8-10 p.m. First Palo Alto United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. Call 415-692-3367. www.sfchamberorchestra.org/events/mainstage/ NACUSAsf Presents ‘Scenes and Sonatinas’ NACUSAsf will present a concert of new music, “Scenes and Sonatinas”, featuring a variety of chamber works by local composers, Anne Baldwin, Greg Bartholomew, Sondra Clark, Vladimir Klibonov, Jay Lyon, Karl Schmidt, and Dale E. Victorine. Feb. 23, 8-9:30 p.m. $12 & $17. Lucie Stern Ballroom, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 408-768-1941. www.nacusasf.org
N HIGHLIGHT ‘THE APPLE NEVER FALLS’ World Premiere of local playwright Paul Braverman’s second chapter in the saga of Frankie Payne, Boston’s hard-boiled, gin-soaked female private eye as she tracks down the Boston strangler. Thurs-Sun Feb. 22-March 5, Sun matinees at 2 p.m., evenings 8 p.m. $10-30. Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-254-1148. www.thepear.org
Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6897. www.mountainview.gov/ city_hall/library/default.asp
‘Make A Joyful Noise’ XXIV Gospel Concert The Peninsula Community Gospel Choir presents “Make A Joyful Noise,” its 24th annual gospel concert. Tickets ($10--$15) sold at the door. The Peninsula Community Choir operates under the auspices of the Foothill-De Anza Community Education Program. Feb. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $15, general admission; $12, students with OwlCard and seniors; and $10, children ages 7--12. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos. Call 408644-9995. www.foothill.edu/news/newsfmt. php?sr=2&rec_id=2711
Ready, Set, Meditate! There will be lessons to help focus thoughts and calm the mind in these two workshops on different styles of meditation. Everyone, regardless of experience or physical ability, is encouraged to come. Wear loose clothing. Space is limited, so call to sign up. Feb. 28, 2-3 p.m. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330. Smile! Dental 101 Patti Chan and her Foothill College students will talk more about a wide variety of oral health issues. This workshop will focus on common problems that older adults encounter such as periodontal disease, dry mouth, and removable appliance concerns. Space is limited. Feb. 22, 10-11 a.m. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330.
‘The Crucible’ Salem, Massachusetts, 1692: a small, devout town is thrown into chaos with accusations of witchcraft and spiritual possession. Arthur Miller’s account of the famous Salem witch trials caused a sensation with its parallels to the Communist scares of the 1950s. Fridays, Saturdays Feb. 28-March 9, 8-10:30 p.m. Tickets $5-15. Pigott Theater, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford. www.stanford.edu/dept/drama/12_13-events/ crucible.html Lucia di Lammermoor West Bay Opera’s new production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, with its famous mad scene. Performed by a cast including Rochelle Bard as Lucia, Vincent Chambers as Edgardo and Krassen Karagiozov as Enrico. Feb. 15-24, shows at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., 2 p.m. $40-75. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-424-9999. www. wbopera.org Spring Awakening Foothill Music Theatre presents “Spring Awakening.” Winner of eight Tony Awards, this groundbreaking musical with its rock score is a universal coming of age story tells the timeless story of teenage self-discovery and budding sexuality as seen through the eyes of three teenagers. Thurs.-Sun, Feb. 21-March 10, 7:30 p.m. $10-$28. Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-7360. www.foothillmusicals.com
Free Tax Assistance AARP sponsors free tax assistance, with special attention to those over age 60. Those interested should bring tax information for 2012 and copy of their 2011 return. All tax returns are electronically filed. Call for appointment. Fridays Feb. 1 thru April 12, 9 a.m.3:30 p.m. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 650-289-5428. avenidas.org
TALKS/AUTHORS Madeleine Albright, Former US Secretary of State: ‘Prague Winter’ When Madeleine Albright served as U.S. Secretary of State in the 1990s, she brought to her job as America’s top diplomat an understanding of the lessons of history. Dr. Albright shares her personal story of growing up in Czechoslovakia during the Nazi occupation. Feb. 22, 7-8 p.m. $15-65. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Call 408-280-5530. www.commonwealthclub.org/ events/2013-02-22/madeleine-k-albright-palo-alto The Adolescent Brain Dr. Dean Blumberg, coordinator of Adolescent & Family Treatment at Kaiser SF, will speak on “Understanding & Growing the Teen Brain,” including preventing drug/alcohol abuse, understanding the impact of substances on the brain, and communicating with teens. Feb. 28, 7-9 p.m. Los Altos High School, 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos. ptac.mvwsd.org/
DANCE Flamenco Dinner Show Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The Show starts at 6 p.m. The performance will be divided into two sets. Tickets: Buy tickets here or by calling the restaurant at 650-968-1502. Feb. 24, 6 p.m. Prices: $19 per person & $15 for children & student with ID with a 2 drink minimum or food order. Morocco’s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-968-1502. www.moroccosrestaurant.com Smuin Ballet Smuin Ballet’s 2013 winter program includes Adam Hougland’s “Cold Virtues” and a Trey McIntyre work with music from The Shins: “Oh, Inverted World.” The program will also contain three works by Michael Smuin; “Starshadows,” “Homeless” and “No Vivire.” Feb. 20-24, 8 p.m. $52-$68. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6000. www.smuinballet.org
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NOTICE OF COUNCIL MEETING RENGSTORFF PARK MASTER PLAN You are invited to attend a City Council Study Session regarding the Rengstorff Park Master Plan. The City Council will provide direction to staff regarding the longterm plan for Rengstorff Park, including the prioritization and location of a Community Center, Aquatics Center and Teen Center.
FAMILY AND KIDS African Celebration Hidden Villa and African percussionist Afia Walking Tree, present a journey through the remarkable regions of Africa. There will be nteractive drumming, dynamic storytelling, cultural craft activities, foods and cool facts. Feb. 23, 1-4 p.m. $15. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-9704. www.hiddenvilla.org/programs/calendar-ofevents#2013-02-01 The Emotionally Intelligent Child Participants learn how to coach their children to manage their emotional world. A high “EQ” increases a child’s confidence and improves school performance and social skills. For parents with children ages birth to 10 years. With Jaclyn Long, MFT. Feb. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Mountain View
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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) PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Talk with caring agency specializing in matching Birthmothers with Families Nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby's One True Gift Adoptions 866-413-6293 Void in Illinois/ New Mexico (AAN CAN) An Evening of Pure Poetry
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Jazz & Pop Piano Lessons Learn how to build chords and improvise. Bill Susman, M.A., Stanford. (650)906-7529 Piano Lessons in your home Children and adults. Christina Conti, B.M. 15+ yrs exp. (650) 493-6950 The Manzana Music School
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140 Lost & Found LOST KEYS - PALO ALTO
150 Volunteers Fosterers Needed for Moffet Cats
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130 Classes & Instruction Airlines Are Hiring Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-804-5293 (Cal-SCAN) Attend College Online 100% *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality, *Web. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 888-210-5162 www.CenturaOnline.com (Cal-SCAN) Aviation Maintenance Tech Airline careers begin here. Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial assistance available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-242-3382 (Cal-SCAN Paralegal Be an Immigration or Bankruptcy paralegal. $395 includes certificate, Resume and 94% placement in all 58 CA counties. For more information call 626-552-2885 or 626-918-3599 (Cal-SCAN) German language class Instruction for Hebrew Bar and Bat Mitzvah For Affiliated and Unaffiliated George Rubin, M.A. in Hebrew/Jewish Education 650/424-1940 Learn about Dog Behavior Trish King, nationally known author of â€œParenting Your Dogâ€?, will be offering classes in canine behavior at the Peninsula Humane Society. A series of 6 Sundays from 10-2: Mar 3, 10, 17, 24. Apr 7, 14. Contact Trish King at 415-250-0446 or email@example.com New Grandmotherâ€™s Group New Grandmotherâ€™s Group, exploring the delights and challenges of this transition and new role. 4 Sundays in April, 2:00pm - 3:30pm, Palo Alto. For details call Nancy Klimp 493-1935 X2.
133 Music Lessons A Piano Teacher Children and Adults Ema Currier, 650/493-4797 Acoustic Guitar Classes www.carolmccomb.com (650)260-2654 Barton-Holding Music Studio Accepting new students for private vocal lessons. All levels. Call Laura Barton, 650/965-0139
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210 Garage/Estate Sales Foster City, 1181 Chess Dr, Suite B, Feb 23, 9-3; Feb 24, 10-1 Business Moving Sale, Clearing out office & showroom: misc cabinets, glass shelves, hardware, turned posts, sample cabinet doors, L-shaped desk w/credenza, computer desk, metal lateral filing cabinet, keyboard pull out tray, countertop segments, wood paneling & moulding
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415 Classes Reiki Center Opens in Los Altos
475 Psychotherapy & Counseling
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Home Services 710 Carpentry Cabinetry-Individual Designs Precise, 3-D Computer Modeling: Mantels * Bookcases * Workplaces * Wall Units * Window Seats. Ned Hollis, 650/856-9475
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767 Movers BAY AREA RELOCATION SERVICES Homes, Apartments, Storage. Full Service moves. Serving the Bay Area for 20 yrs. Licensed & Insured. Armando, 650-630-0424. CAL-T190632
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757 Handyman/ Repairs AAA HANDYMAN AND MORE Lifetime Guarantee Senior Discount
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825 Homes/Condos for Sale Los Altos, 3 BR/2 BA - $799000 Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA - $1099000 Mountain View, 2 BR/2 BA - 119000 Mountain View, 2 BR/2 BA - 59000 Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $899000
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781 Pest Control
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1VCMJD /PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement BAY AREA PERFORMANCE CYCLES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 573949 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Bay Area Performance Cycles, located at 2554 W. Middlefield Rd., Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): BAY AREA PERFORMANCE CYCLES INC. 2554 W. Middlefield Rd. Mountain View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 6/8/2002. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on January 22, 2013. (MVV Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013) CALIFORNIA MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 573950 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: California Motorcycle Adventures, located at 2554 W. Middlefield Rd., Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): BAY AREA PERFORMANCE CLYCLES INC. 2554 W. Middlefield Rd. Mountain View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 11/5/07. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on January 22, 2013. (MVV Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013)
KIFER INVESTMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 573995 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Kifer Investment, located at 625 Ellis St., Suite 101, Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A General Partnership. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): FRANK L. CRIST 13748 Center St., Ste. B1 Carmel Valley, CA 93924 MICHELE EHLERS 1258 Oak Ave. Carlsbad, CA 92008 ANN M. CRIST GLEASON 2268 Howard Ave San Carlos, CA 94403 KATHERINE G. CRIST 16944 Sugar Pine Dr. Morgan Hill, CA 95037 JAMES M. CRIST 4036 Sutherland Dr. Palo Alto, CA 94303 DAVID BANKS 14835 Stagecoach Sisters, OR 97759 CAROLYN GAY CRIST 9546 Maple Ct. Carmel, CA 93923 KRISTEN B. WINSLOW 4355 2nd. St. Pleasanton, CA 94566 SARAMAE ANN KOERING 10949 Magdalena Ave. Los Altos, CA 94022 MCKEE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY 625 Ellis St., Ste. 101 Mtn. View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on May 15, 1984. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on January 23, 2013. (MVV Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013) norizz solar design FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 574044 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: norizz solar design, located at 2211 Latham Street #214, 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): NORA HENDRICKSON 2211 Latham Street #214 Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on January 24, 2013. (MVV Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013) VEGAS 888 CASINO PARTIES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 574163 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Vegas 888 Casino Parties, located at 2290 West El Camino Real, Suite 5A, 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): DENNIS K. TSUKAGAWA 454 Marich Way Los Altos, CA 94022 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 5-14-2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on January 28, 2013. (MVV Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013) SILICON VALLEY LEDGER & LENDING SUPPORT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 574222 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Silicon Valley Ledger & Lending Support, located at 4970 El Camino Real, Suite 230, Los Altos, CA 94022, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): MICHAEL STEPANOV 360 Ferne Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94306 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 January 29, 2013. (MVV Feb. 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 2013)
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YOU CAN TOO FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 574409 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: You Can Too, located at 439 Del Medio Avenue, Apt. 33, 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): NATALYA MARTYUSHOVA 439 Del Medio Avenue, Apt. 33 Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on January 15, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on February 1, 2013. (MVV Feb. 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8, 2013) DYNAMIC HOMEOPATHY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 574789 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Dynamic Homeopathy, located at 2672 Bayshore Parkway Suite 810, 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): SUI FAN JUDY KO
FUZZY-WOLF CANINE BEHAVIORAL CENTER FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 574860 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Fuzzy-Wolf Canine Behavioral Center, located at 526 Piazza Dr. #A, 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): DIANE R. DIXON 526 Piazza Dr. #A Mountain View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on February 14, 2013. (MVV Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 2013)
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2 bed | 1.5 ba | 1,341 sq ft Remodeled townhome Private backyard
List Price $585,000 Sold Price $645,000 Sold with multiple offers!
Royce Cablayan Realtor, DRE# 01062078 The #1 Selling Agent in Mountain View since 1995
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SUNNYVALE Rarely Available Duplex $950,000 Rarely available duplex on a nice cul-de-sac. One unit is 2BR/2BA & the other is 3BR/2.5BA Elena Talis DRE #01396001 650.941.7040
STANFORD Stanford Qualified Only! $1,200,000 2 BR 1 BA Timeless architecture,quality craftsmanship designed by Aaron Green. Carole Feldstein DRE #00911615 650.941.7040
SAN JOSE Santana Row Style $1,349,000 2 BR 2.5 BA Not just a hm but a lifestyle–sleek,classy,fashion forward. Prime location,secure building. Vicki Geers DRE #01191911 650.941.7040
SAN JOSE Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $899,950 5345 Rafton Dr 4 BR 2.5 BA Elegant remodeled home bordering Los Gatos. Sep. FR w/fireplace. Hardwood floors. Ric Parker DRE #00992559 650.941.7040
SAN JOSE Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $674,500 1819 Nelson Way 3 BR 2 BA Inviting home in sought after Cambrian area. Expanded kit w/ample cabinet & counter space. Ric Parker DRE #00992559 650.941.7040
REDWOOD CITY Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $999,000 5 Woodhue Ct 3 BR 2 BA Large light filled house w/excellent flr plan. Don’t miss this peaceful, charming property Brendan Callahan DRE #01397059 650.325.6161
PALO ALTO Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $6,500,000 1935 Webster St 4 BR 3.5 BA Prestigious location! 16,610SF lot. Possible subdivision, buyer to verify w/City of PA. Alan Loveless DRE #00444835 650.325.6161
MOUNTAIN VIEW Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $449,000 264 N. Whisman Rd #19 2 BR 1 BA 2 BD condo shows like new! Kitchen w/granite counter, MBD w/closet organizer, W/D in unit. Anni Chu DRE #01189653 650.328.5211
MOUNTAIN VIEW Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $749,888 741 San Pablo Dr 3 BR 2 BA Spacious living rm & den. Backyrd w/ many fruit trees. Well maintained, original condition Kevin Klemm DRE #01857018 650.328.5211
MOUNTAIN VIEW Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $999,000 717 Alice Av 4 BR 2 BA Lovely 4BR/2BA Mountain View home on approx 8,900 Sq. Ft. lot. Close to shops & parks! DiPali Shah DRE #01249165 650.325.6161
MOUNTAIN VIEW Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $798,000 2302 Jewell Pl 3 BR 2 BA Fully remodeled, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home in sought after Monta Loma neighborhood! Must see! Greg Stange DRE #01418178 650.325.6161
MENLO PARK Create Your Dream Home! $1,695,000 6 BR 3 BA Spacious home with lots of potential! Private lot, tucked away. Lovely shaded backyard! Rod Creason DRE #01443380 650.325.6161
MOUNTAIN VIEW Spacious Ranch Style Home $1,499,000 4 BR 2.5 BA Charming Ranch Style Hm. Approx. 2433sqft living space & 8200 sq ft lot size, double pane windows Bonnie Kehl DRE #00896243 650.941.7040
LOS ALTOS Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $699,000 73 Cuesta Dr 2 BR 1.5 BA Remod 2BR/1.5BA end unit Townhm w/ private gated wrap around garden. Yvonne Gau DRE #01371489 650.941.7040
LOS ALTOS Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $2,980,000 231 Hawthorne Av 5 BR 5 BA Beautiful Architecture + Floor Plan Amenities Abound. Gleaming HW Floors, Lovely Granite. Jim Galli DRE #00944554 650.941.7040
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