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Markell Reed, on the Crittenden Middle School team, goes for the basket surrounded by rival Graham players in a closely fought scrimmage.

Rivals play for first time in seven years By Nick Veronin


he Crittenden Middle School basketball team pulled out a close win over Graham Middle School on Tuesday, Feb. 26, with the Panthers beating the Bears 40-39. It was the first game the

two schools have played against each other in more than seven years. Though the game was technically a scrimmage — outside the calendar of regular league play — and won’t count toward Crittenden’s total win count this season, the victory was a

big deal for the middle school squad. The team’s fans said they would be holding their heads a little higher at school, knowing they walked away from the court triumphant. A group of young seventhSee HOOP RIVALS, page 10

El Camino Hospital salary measure may be dead By Nick Veronin


easure M, the voter-approved local initiative that would limit executive pay at El Camino Hospital, looks as if it will be invalidated


by the courts, according to one of the measure’s leading proponents. Kary Lynch, a psychiatric technician and steward for the hospital’s chapter of the SEIU-UHW union, said that none of the

defendants in an El Caminoinitiated lawsuit against Measure M plan to put up a fight. Lynch said he’d like to stand up to the hospital, but that no one he reached out to — including the SEIU and the ACLU —

would represent him pro bono. With no one contesting the hospital’s legal action, he said it is his understanding that the Measure M case will be set aside by a judge, which will effectively kill it.


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A big day for a little house ‘IMMIGRANT HOUSE’ SPARED THE WRECKING BALL By Daniel DeBolt


piece of the city’s history was not only saved last Friday, but was ceremoniously trucked down Castro Street in an unusual spectacle. After a successful campaign to save it, the oldest and smallest home in downtown Mountain View was spared the wrecking ball on Feb. 22. and escorted by police down Castro Street towards its temporary home next to an orchard on Whisman Road. Watching the home turn the corner onto Castro Street as she followed behind “was a moment I’ll remember all my life,” said Marina Marinovich, who has organized an enthusiastic campaign to save the home. Her father and grandparents lived in the house after they arrived as immigrants from Croatia in the 1920s and 1930s, and in her youth, her best friend lived there. She’s even written a song in tribute to the house, which can be heard on Youtube. With the infectious enthusiasm that has characterized her campaign, Marinovich See IMMIGRANT HOUSE, page 11


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aking care not to offend the offended or overstep California’s strong protections for student journalists, teachers and school officials are choosing their words carefully after a group of parents charged that there’s been insufficient oversight of the Mountain View High School newspaper. After the student-run paper, the Oracle, printed a series of articles exploring drugs and student drug use, and, more recently a package of articles on “Sex and Relationships,” the parents turned out in force at a recent school board meeting to voice concerns and demand that school officials exercise more control over the publication. Coverage of the controversy in the Voice resulted in a deluge of online comments and emails — both from students

and community members critical of the parents’ views, as well as from the concerned parents and their supporters who insist that some of what was printed in the Oracle was at the very least distasteful and perhaps even obscene. “I believe that as a highly educated school community with expectations for outstanding public education, we are capable of teaching journalism in a way that both supports student’s freedom of speech, while also guiding students towards quality and professional writing,” Tabitha Hanson, one of the concerned parents, wrote in an email to the Voice. She said that she supported the students’ right to explore difficult and controversial topics such as sex and drugs, but added that she felt the way in which the articles were written did not

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he city’s below market rate housing program took a strange turn Tuesday night with the approval of an affordable housing project at 819 N. Rengstorff Avenue — it displaces the same number of poor people it will eventually house — while raising concerns about low pay for construction workers. After a 6-1 vote with Mayor John Inks opposed, city-hired ROEM Development Corporation is now nearly set to build 48 studios above a 1,600-squarefoot retail space at the corner of Old Middlefield Way and Rengstorff Avenue. The building has been home to 12 lowincome households — 48 people in total — as well as La Costena and La Bamba taquerias and two small retailers. Only one of the taquerias may return to the

retail space in the new project. “This is not fair,” said Juan Media, a resident who will be displaced after living in the building for 30 years. “My four children was born right there. I don’t want to move from there. All my kids went to Monta Loma, Crittenden, Los Altos, Mountain View High School. I have 16 year old boy — two more years” until he’s an adult. “There’s a large number of women and children,” said resident Don Bahl, speaking for the residents. “They said they considered themselves one big family. There’s no way they are going to be able to pay the rent in the places they are going to.” The city is allocating nearly $1 million to relocate the families, including the cost difference between their old rents See AFFORDABLE HOUSING, page 8

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190 apartments planned for Moffett Boulevard CENTRAL EXPRESSWAY ON-RAMP COULD BE CLOSED UNDER PROMETHEUS PROPOSAL By Daniel DeBolt

Group. Replacing the county building and two auto shops on Stierlin Road, it will have four stories fronting Central Expressway and Moffett Boulevard, sloping to three- and then two-story elevations near its residential neighbors. Prometheus proposes one- and two-bedroom units with outdoor patios and stoops, similar to its Madera project on Evelyn Avenue. The proposal includes the option of turning the end of


four-story apartment project could soon replace the County Social Services building at 100 Moffett Boulevard, and close Stierlin Road’s entrance onto Central Expressway. On Wednesday, March 6, the Environmental Planning Commission is set to discuss the 190-unit apartment project proposed by Prometheus Real Estate

Stierlin Road — which runs through the center of the project — into a public “paseo” for bicyclists and pedestrians, making cars off-limits. But the end of the road also happens to have an entrance onto Central Expressway. Some neighbors said they don’t want it closed for fear that it would put more cars into the rush-hour back up on Moffett waiting to cross the Caltrain tracks and the expressway. “It’s kind of a no-brainer to leave it,” said neighbor Peter Spitzer of the street portion of Stierlin Road that could be closed. “Anybody who has every tried 66 N. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos Open Daily 8am-7pm Prices Effectivme 2/27 thru 3/5




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Arnold & Porter LLP and one of the lawyers representing El Camino in the case. “It seemed to be the most logical and efficient way to do it.” Officials from the SEIUUHW said they said they could not represent Lynch as they were not named in the suit. Two lawyers who work for the SEIU-UHW did meet with Lynch, making sure to say they were not speaking as union lawyers. According to him, Bruce A. Harland and Emily P. Rich, both of Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, advised Lynch to take no action, saying that as long as he did nothing, he would not be required to pay legal fees. Lawyers from the ACLU, along with Harland and Rich, could not be reached for comment, but Lynch believes that Measure M has been extinguished for good. Unless the judge decides not to set the case aside, even if someone came forward now and offered free legal assistance, they would not be able to revive the case, he said.

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to get to downtown at peak traffic hours would know what I’m talking about,” he said. “You often have to wait for 15 minutes to wait for the lights to cycle around twice. It’s a pretty safe guess trains will be running more frequently, too, in the future so it’s only going to get worse. That on-ramp will become even more important.” Another option leaves the road in place but with improvements for bicyclists and pedestrians. City planner Rebecca Shapiro said the Prometheus could also pay to have the free right turn lane removed from Moffett onto

Lynch said he was disappointed about the way Measure M played out. After the initiative was approved by voters in November, the hospital — represented by six of the organization’s highest paid officials — sued Lynch and Laura Huston, another hospital employee who co-sponsored the initiative with Lynch. The plaintiffs named in the suit were Kenneth King, Michael King, Dr. Eric Pifer, Tomi Ryba, Gregory Walton and Michael Zdeblick. Although the official complaint identified Lynch and Huston as having “a legally recognized interest in defending Measure M’s validity,” Lynch suspects that he and his colleague were targeted because the hospital’s lawyers knew neither of them had the means to mount a legal defense. It is not clear whether the hospital’s lawyers could have taken another path toward overturning Measure M. “This is the way we chose to do it,” said Steve Mayer, a partner with


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Hill’s bill seeks to guarantee Caltrain electrification By Gennady Sheyner


s Caltrain prepares to embark on its longstalled voyage toward electrification, Sen. Jerry Hill on Friday unveiled a bill that would bring the the project the funding it needs while, at the same time, ease local anxieties about the controversial highspeed rail line. Senate Bill 557, which Hill introduced at Palo Alto’s Caltrain station Friday morning, Feb. 22, seeks to ensure that the $68 billion high-speed rail project allocates funds for Caltrain’s electrification, a project that Caltrain has been coveting for more than a decade but that has languished thus far because of nonexistent funding. Officials have long maintained that electrification is necessary to modernize Caltrain, allowing the agency to run more trains and reach financial sustainability. The high-speed rail project, which California voters approved in 2008 and which remains deeply controversial on the Peninsula, offers Caltrain its first real chance at electrification. Senate Bill 1029, which legislators approved by a single vote in the state Senate last fall, allocates $1.1 billion for train improvements on the Peninsula. Hill’s bill specifies that these funds include $600 million for electrification and another $105 million for advanced signal system. The bill that passed last year also includes a loophole that would allow state officials to funnel money from the Peninsula project and allocate it to Central Valley, where the first segment of the rail system is set to be constructed. Hill’s bill would close that loophole by guaranteeing that the money rail officials promised to Caltrain would not be transferred to other segments. “I’m making it clear that Caltrain will receive the full funding intended by the state,” Hill said at the Friday press conference, where his announcement was intermittently interrupted by the sound of passing trains. The bill also seeks to turn other promises from California High-Speed Rail Authority officials into enforceable laws — namely, the assurance from rail-authority officials that the rail system would be a “blended system” made up of two tracks shared by Caltrain and high-

speed rail. The authority agreed in its most recent business plan to pursue such a system after a vehement outcry from Peninsula communities about the prior proposal, which called for a four-track system with Caltrain on the inside tracks and high-speed rail on the outside. Hill’s new bill would codify this promise in legislation. It would also give Peninsula communities some leverage over the project by giving Caltrain and eight Bay Area agencies a veto power over any future proposals to revisit the four-track alternative, which would increase the footprint of the controversial project and require more property seizures in cities along the Caltrain corridor. Under the proposed legislation, a decision to revisit the locally unpopular alternative would require approval from nine different Bay Area agencies, including Caltrain, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority and the cities of San Francisco and San Jose. Hill called this provision a “critical safeguard” for the Peninsula communities. “I think it will provide certainty and a peace of mind as we move forward toward electrification and, ultimately, high-speed rail,” Hill said. The proposal is Hill’s first high-speed rail bill since his election last November to the state Senate, where his district includes Mountain View and much of the territory formerly represented by Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto. Simitian, a leading rail watchdog who termed out last year and who now serves on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, was one of the three architects — along with U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, and Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, of the “blended system” approach. Santa Clara Supervisor Ken Yeager, who chairs Caltrain’s board of directors and who joined Hill at the Friday press

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and new rents for 42 weeks. A city staff report said that tenants currently pay an average of $842, $1100 and $1,310 for one, two and three-bedroom units respectively. That’s less than half the average market rates of $1,830, $2,299 and $2,900. The report says 15 children live in the building. The rents of the 400-square foot studios to be built at 819 N. Rengstorff Avenue will range from $500 to $775 a month, aimed at people who make between $21,300 and $33,725 a year. Council members have defended the project by saying it will replace a 1940s building that has long suffered from safety concerns and code violations. Council divided over worker pay Looking at the project’s costs, Sean Hebard of Carpenters Local 405 said it appeared that ROEM was leaving little for construction worker pay. “I’m assuming that ROEM, through their subcontractor, is saving 50 percent on wages,� Hebard said. To see how, he said he went to a ROEM project being built in


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Santa Clara and found that workers are receiving no regular wages or benefits. “Drywall installers were being paid a little over $3 for a 4-by-8 sheet nailed in place,� he said, while the subcontractor currently has its license suspended by the state. After the union highlighted the issue, four of the council’s seven members supported a “prevailing

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“If we are not insisting on decent wages being paid, there really is a complete disconnect,� Bryant said. “There is no logic in, ‘Let’s build this as cheaply as possible.’ The way to move forward is for people to paid wages to live in market-rate housing. We collect the money, we do have money.� Members Mike Kasperzak, Mayor John Inks and John McAlister were opposed to paying a prevailing wage. McAlister, a a business owner, did not comment as to why. “Adding on a tenth of the cost at the last minute... I just can’t support that,� but Kasperzak said. On Wednesday, after the meeting, Jonathan Emami, vice president of ROEM, addressed the

carpenter union’s comments. “I know nothing about what subcontractors are paying their employees or what type of benefits, but I would think that what he said was false,� Emami said. As to the cost of prevailing wage contracts, he said, “It could be as little as 30 percent higher or could be as high as double. Prevailing wage is always substantially higher.� He noted that ROEM’s affordable housing project under construction downtown on Franklin Street uses 20 to 25 percent union labor, even though council members declined to pay a prevailing wage on that project as well. V

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entered the scrimmage having won every game in their league, including the championship. The graders, Jamal Khidir, Michael Panthers kept that streak alive, Durana and Marlon Arce, all winning by just one point in yell, “Airball!” in unison from overtime. their perch in the stands as a The victory may have been Bears player misses a shot. They due in part to the team’s level of each said they enjoy coming to enthusiasm for playing the Bears. the basketball games after school At halftime, with the score tied and that they were pumped to see 17-17, Panther’s coach, Shamir their Panthers go head-to-head Simmons, said that his team had with the Bears. been more excited “We’re rivals,” about the scrimDurana said, offering than they ‘We should mage an explanation. had been even for Rachel Klemm, championship do it more the another seventhgame. grader agreed. “It’s “It’s a very often.’ exciting to play special game for CRAIG DIGGLE, a rival because it’s these guys,” SimPARENT more competitive,” mons said, noting she said. “You play that many of the better.” players are friends While the two schools are only with their opponents. They have a few miles apart and in the same attended elementary school school district, the Crittenden together, they go to the same and Graham middle school bas- church, they see each other on ketball teams belong to different the weekends around town. Plus, leagues. According to Crittenden he noted, the winner of the game Principal Geoffrey Chang, his would have “bragging rights.” school’s squad was dropped into Although his son’s team did a lower-level league between not walk away with those bragseven and eight years ago and ging rights, Craig Diggle, the hasn’t had the opportunity to father of a Graham player, said play Graham since. the scrimmage was a great way Co-athletic director Marco to bring the community closer. Arce sought to fix that this year. “It’s what you call a cross-town Working with Graham athlet- rivalry,” Diggle said. “You play a ics officials, Arce scheduled the little harder as a kid. Your fans scrimmage to take place after are cheering very loud. We the end of Crittenden’s season should do it more often.” and before the beginning of GraEmail Nick Veronin ham’s. at As it turns out, Crittenden Continued from page 1



Max Higareda of Graham and Daniel Ramirez of Crittenden reach for the ball.



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Above: Crossing the tracks at Castro Street. Below: The Immigrant House’s kitchen.

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gathered house movers, city employees, preservationists and journalists for a quick speech just after 9 a.m. “Let’s visualize lots of positive energy going over to the yard,” Marinovich said of the house’s temporary site. “It’s going to be happy at the yard and eventually make its way to its permanent home.” As the truck carefully tugged the Immigrant House away from its home for the last 120-plus years at 166 Bryant St., “a wave of emotion came over me,” Marinovich said. The home is like many that once existed when migrant workers once came to work in the Valley’s orchards. Several such homes were saved and placed in San Jose’s Kelley Park. To make way for a four-story office building, Mountain View’s City Council voted on Feb. 1 to save the home as a sort of history exhibit, budgeting $32,000 for the move. The council will soon decide on a permanent location for it while Marinovich is set to begin raising funds to restore it. On Friday, the move made for a sort of “a victory parade with full police escort and fanfare,” Marinovich said. Her friend who coined the name “Immigrant House,” Diane Solomon, “was cheering from the passenger seat out of the window of my car: ‘Immigrant House! Yahoo! We saved It!’” Marinovich said. “The surreal moment for me was watching the little house navigate its way onto Castro Street, metaphorically ‘turning the corner’ to the next step on its adventure.” The 400-square-foot square foot home, originally built without a frame, had been surgically

cut away from its foundation by Michael Meyer Woodworking. Boards bolted to its siding made a brace for the steel beams placed underneath for trailer support. A bathroom structure added to the back was also carefully removed, having been deemed not worth saving. The home was trailered down a route chosen to avoid power lines and street lights, some of which were narrowly missed, down Villa Street, Castro Street and Moffett Boulevard to Middlefield Road, drawing attention from all around as if it were a parade float. When the entourage arrived at the city’s Municipal Operations Yard on Whisman Road, a crowd of city employees came out of the offices nearby and watched as it was pulled to the back of the yard and placed along the edge of the adjacent apricot orchard, which seemed fitting. “It felt like the little house will be enjoying a respite before it goes back into service for the community,” Marinovich said. Downtown’s Pioneer Park and a city lot on Shoreline Boulevard near Eagle Park seem to be a popular locations to place it permanently. It’s unclear when that will happen. “Within the next two years, for sure,” Marinovich said. “I hope this summer. Why not this summer?” V


A neighborhood association and a community advisory board have organized public meetings following the discovery of unsafe levels of fumes from polluted groundwater evaporating into homes and offices near Whisman Road. This Sunday, March 3, the Wagon Wheel Neighborhood Association is hosting a meeting for residents concerned about recent findings of trichloroethylene (TCE) vapors in homes and buildings, including Google office buildings. The meeting is at the Middlefield Meadows clubhouse at 114 Flynn Ave. at 1:30 p.m. “The EPA has sampled over 30 homes nearest the hot spot areas in the high priority areas and will share those results, answer your questions, as well as discuss next steps in the groundwater and air investigations,” said the announcement posted on the association’s website. A week later the Moffett-MEW Community Advisory Board will have an open meeting at 7 p.m. on March 12 at City Hall’s plaza conference room to discuss similar issues, including the notification of residents and occupants of office buildings about recent indoor air test results for offices and the availability of free indoor air testing by the EPA for residents in the area. —Daniel DeBolt

TEENS NAME CENTER ‘THE VIEW’ Teens on the city’s Youth Advisory Committee got their way on Tuesday when the City Council voted to approve their favored name for a new teen center on Escuela Avenue. Council members voted 6-1, with Jac Siegel opposed, granted the teens wish to call the new teen center — being built in a former church at 263 Escuela Avenue — “The View.” “We thought ‘The View’ conveyed an air of sophistication and simplicity,” said Ray Uyeda, chair of the Youth Advisory Committee. “Teens want to be regarded as serious, we can strive to be better and provide a better future for ourselves.” The committee unanimously chose the name after narrowing down 167 entries received. “City of Mountain View Teen Center” was an alternate backed by the group. Some were concerned there would be confusion with the city’s newsletter or the TV show by the same name. “If you see a sign that says “The View” you are probably not going to have any idea what it is,” said Siegel, explaining his opposition. “It’s not a name you would normally expect to hear,” said YAC member Benjamin Merriman. Like a newspaper headline, it prompts

intrigue, he said. If people have questions ìwe can clarify it’s not a talk show.” “YAC has considered what would attract teens,” said council member Bryant. “They are the experts on this. If the city’s newspaper needs to have its name changed, I’m perfectly fine with that too.” —Daniel DeBolt

COUNTY GUN BUYBACK SATURDAY Gun owners who missed their chance to participate in a highly successful gun buyback in East Palo Alto over the weekend will get another opportunity to sell unwanted firearms in Santa Clara County on Saturday. The buyback in East Palo Alto netted 355 firearms, East Palo Alto police spokeswoman Veronica Barries said today. Barries called the buyback “a complete success” and said cars were lined up outside the East Palo Alto City Hall parking lot for nearly three hours before funds ran out. “We had 99 firearms change hands in the first hour,” Barries said. The buyback was organized through a collaborative effort between the nonprofit Protect Our Children and police departments from East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Palo Alto. Those turning in firearms were paid $100 for handguns, $200 for rifles or shotguns, and $300 for assault weapons. When the roughly $50,000 in privately donated funds ran out, East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis issued $4,000 worth of IOUs to accommodate community members who had made it into the parking lot but were too late to be paid immediately in cash, Barries said. Those holding IOUs can redeem them through the East Palo Alto Police Department in the next few weeks, she said. Barries said law enforcement officials are still working to determine the breakdown in the types of guns collected Saturday, but she did confirm that the haul included 11 assault rifles. All of the weapons have been slated for destruction. On Saturday, March 2, a gun buyback will be held at the Santa Clara County fairgrounds between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Organizers will pay $100 for handguns, shotguns and rifles and $200 for assault weapons. Participants are asked to transport unloaded weapons in the trunks of their cars. The Santa Clara County fairgrounds are located at 344 Tully Road in San Jose. More information can be found online at SCCbuyback. —Bay City News Service

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pair of buildings at 369 and 379 North Whisman Road, where over 1,000 employees have been housed since July. TCE was left as groundwater pollution under the buildings by early chip manufacturers Fairchild, Raytheon and Intel, among others. The chemical was still found evaporating into the buildings built in 2003 despite decades of cleanup efforts, and ventilation systems that run around the clock to push out the vapors. Despite Google’s assurances that employees were notified, last Wednesday, an employee of the kitchen at 369 North Whisman Road said she did not know anything about the issue, but noted that she had seen several pregnant employees in the building. Two other employees who

were visiting the cafe at 369 Whisman Road from other Google buildings declined to comment, but one had not heard of an issue with TCE. A company spokesperson declined to say who exactly at Google was notified. “We aren’t going to get into the specifics of every internal action. We are incredibly transparent about this stuff, have a site up internally for anyone to view, held talks for interested Googlers, met one-on-one with those who had specific questions, and have continued to communicate to Googlers,” the Google spokesperson said. Risk to pregnant women The level of vapors that employees in the Google buildings were exposed to, according to air samples taken in late December, were as high as 7.8 micrograms per cubic meter of

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air at 379 Whisman, indicating a potential risk to pregnant women, Siegel said. The amount of TCE vapor that could trigger heart defects in unborn children is 2 micrograms per cubic meter when exposed at all hours of the day, 24 hours a day, seven days week, according to the EPA’s Final Health Assessment for TCE, issued in 2011, Siegel notes. For 40 hour-a-week workplace environment, EPA officials in

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the Pacific Northwest say that 8.4 micrograms per cubic meter is a comparable number. “The levels in these two buildings approach that number,” Siegel told the Voice. “Considering that many women work 50 or 60 hours per week in a typical high-tech company, and that measured levels vary significantly over time, there is cause for concern.” It isn’t clear how long TCE exposure takes to to cause birth defects, though there is a focus in EPA documents on a threeweek period when major milestones of heart development occur in a fetus. “Nobody knows for sure, whether it’s one day exposure or three weeks (of exposure) that will cause cardiac birth defects,” Siegel said. “The science hasn’t been done.” “I want to know what Google employees were told, if anything, about the investigation,” Siegel said. “Employees have a right to know and respond to elevated levels of TCE in their workplace.” Health risks In a review of decades of TCE research published in December, scientists concluded that there is “strong evidence” from various kinds of studies that TCE causes “fetal cardiac malformations.” The paper is titled “Human Health Effects of Trichloroethylene: Key Findings and Scientific Issues” and was written by a team of scientists lead by Dr. Weihsueh A. Chiu, the EPA’s chemical manager for TCE. “TCE is carcinogenic to humans by all routes of exposure and poses a potential human health hazard for noncancer toxicity to the central nervous system, kidney, liver, immune system, male reproductive system, and the developing embryo/fetus,” the paper says. As far as cancer goes, the paper says the strongest evidence links TCE and kidney and liver cancers, as well as non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which had a spike in rates between 1996 and 2005 in the area around the plume, according to a Bay Area Cancer Registry report released last year.

The report comes as various EPA regions set different indoor air limits for TCE vapors in advance of a level expected to be set by EPA headquarters. TCE limits exceeded The EPA is uncertain as to how long Google employees may have been exposed, but it may have been five weeks or more, according to air sampling results obtained by the Voice. In the fourth week of November, results were not a cause for alarm. Levels in the two Google buildings were below the limit of five micrograms per cubic meter as long as ventilation systems were on. But on Dec. 28 at 369 Whisman Road, levels around several offices and conference rooms were found above the limit with ventilation on, the highest being 6.4 micrograms per cubic meter. At 379 N. Whisman Road, levels were above the limit at one of six test stations, where it was recorded at 7.8 micrograms per cubic meter. There was apparently a fix soon after. In the fourth week of January, tests found only trace amounts of TCE vapors in both both buildings with ventilation on. Sampling in 2010 and 2003 also found relatively low amounts. Pregnant women would be particularly at risk if the ventilation systems were to fail or in case of a power outage. With ventilation systems off on Jan. 1, sampling results show concentrations well above the 5 micrograms per cubic meter limit at all of the workplace test stations at 379 Whisman, with levels as high as 120 micrograms per cubic meter. At 369 Whisman, limits were exceeded at four of five of test stations in the workplace, with levels as high as 30 micrograms per cubic meter with no ventilation. “TCE is a hazardous substance with the potential to cause health effects,” said EPA spokesperson David Yogi in an email. “EPA’s indoor air cleanup levels are protective of short-term and long-term health concerns.” He said that when the EPA became aware that indoor air levels at commercial and residential buildings in the area exceeded its benchmarks, agency officials took immediate action to lower the contaminant levels. To better protect workers in the future, the EPA reports that “sub-slab depressurization systems” are being planned to draw the vapors away before they can rise into the buildings. V

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live up to the standards of writing she would like to see. “As adults, I believe we are also capable of teaching our students that professional journalism includes an awareness and a concern for the audience for which they write (at MVHS, that includes kids as young as 13),” she said. Another parent, Sarah Robinson, said that portions of the “Sex and Relationships” package met her definition of obscenity. “Don’t be upset plainly because you didn’t orgasm,” reads one such passage from the article, “Things you learn in health class, and what you really need to know,” which both Hanson and Robinson identified as one of the most offensive articles in the “Sex and Relationships” package. “You might feel perfectly fine after missing the climax (assuming you don’t have blue balls).” Community, legal standards Barry Groves, superintendent of the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District, said he felt that the parenthetical phrase was particularly unfortunate and crass. He also said that in a subsequent talk with the Oracle staff and its adviser, Amy Beare, he had encouraged the budding journalists to be ever mindful of “community standards.” “What do newspapers print and not print?” Groves said he asked the Oracle staff. “Are we just writing to high school juniors and seniors, or are we writing to everybody?” — including younger children, grandmothers, grandfathers and all other community members. Indeed, certain parents pointed out that the Oracle is delivered to their home and that very young children are sometimes the first to go thumbing through its pages. But while they admit that “mistakes were made,” both Groves and Bear, are adamant that no legal lines were crossed. As objectionable as the articles may have been to some parents, there is little they can do to prevent the Oracle from publishing such articles in the future, according Adam Goldstein, attorney advocate for the Student Press Law Center. “Very, very little can be cen-

sored in California,” Goldstein said, explaining that while the Supreme Court precedent set in the 1988 case “Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier,” dictates that districts can censor school publications, laws have since been passed in the state which supersede that ruling. The only way a school administration could legally exercise prior restraint on an article in a student newspaper, Goldstein said, would be if that article incited students to act in way that presented a “clear and present danger” to the operations of the school, or if the articles were defamatory, libelous or obscene. While Robinson and other parents have said that they felt certain articles printed in The Oracle met the criteria for obscenity, Beare pointed out that U.S. courts have had trouble defining exactly what “obscenity” means. There is a good reason behind California’s strong legal protections for journalists, no matter their age, Goldstein said. “Whenever you have a question to err on the side of fewer rights or more rights,” he mused, “you always produce better citizens by giving them more rights.” That doesn’t mean everything students produce is great or even tasteful, he admitted. But, he continued, paraphrasing state Sen. Leland Yee, who authored many of California’s student journalist protection laws, “I think the consequences of censoring student speech are greater than the consequences of less than ideal student speech.” Christy Reed, a third concerned parent who addressed the board emphasized in an email to the Voice that she recognizes the rights guaranteed student journalists in California. “I think we lose sight of the complete picture when we talk only in terms of what is legally permissible. The goal for everyone involved is to prepare our students for the future through the most excellent instruction we can give,” said Reed. “This is not about wanting to shut down the Oracle or about students suing for First Amendment rights. This is about recognizing that with such significant rights comes great responsibility. “Topics like sex and drugs are issues of import facing our high school students. Writing about these topics is not taboo.

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The manner in which they are approached, edited and eventually published to a target audience is what’s in question, as well as the important role adults play in mentoring our students.” Health class Heather Boyle, a health teacher at MVHS, agrees with Reed that the topics discussed throughout the “Sex and Relationships” package ought not to be taboo. In fact, Boyle said, just about everything discussed in the article, “What they teach you in health, and what you actually need to know,” by Abby Cunniff, is fair game for discussion in her health class. Boyle is not allowed to talk about pornography, which is mentioned in the article. While Boyle doesn’t always bring up topics such as masturbation, the phases of sexual desire, where students can get free birth control and other similarly controversial

items, she said that those topics often come up in class, and she is always happy to discuss them. In fact, she said, the only problem she had with Cunniff’s article it its title and introduction, which claim that teachers aren’t as candid with kids as they ought to be. “I don’t like to think of myself as someone who teaches in the way she describes,” Boyle said, noting that she has always felt comfortable discussing most sexual topics openly. “The state really encourages a comprehensive program and the district has never done anything to hold me back from doing that.” That said, she doesn’t really see any problem with the publication of the article. Boyle even made a point to say that while she might not use the word “blue balls” in anything she would submit for publication, she understands the writer’s impulse to be edgy and try to get

a laugh from student readers. Boyle also offered some caveats to information in Cunniff’s article. For example, she said, Cunniff wrote that the “morning after” contraceptive pill can be effective for up to five days after sex. Boyle emphasized that while this is technically accurate, the pill’s rate of effectiveness would be greatly diminished five days down the road. Overall, however, Boyle said she thought that Cunniff’s article was “great.” Students at MVHS have the option of taking their health units in a variety of ways, Boyle said, and she isn’t sure all the acceptable outlets for this information would be as candid as she is in her class or as Cunniff was in her article. “As a health teacher, I want teenagers to have as much information on how to stay healthy as possible.” V

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Clockwise from left: Jeremy Griffith, Mark Sanders, Brandon Leland, Dillon Mena, Jacob Marker, Warren Wernick, Ryan Mardesich and Jason Rehklau in “Spring Awakening.”


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By Jeanie K. Smith

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hen Steven Sater (book) and Duncan Sheik (music) took a controversial play from the 1890s and turned it into a musical in 2006, everyone was surprised at how relevant the material remained, and how perfect it turned out to be to retrofit it with highenergy rock music and heartfelt contemporary ballads. “Spring Awakening,” the play by Frank Wedekind, brings into sharp relief what it was like growing up in a provincial German town in the late 19th century. Teens contended with overbearing or abusive parents, a repressive and punitive school system and social taboos that forbade any discussion of sex, while dealing with their own puberty, sexual fantasies and desire. Banned from performance in its own day, the play was widely read by intellectuals but not put on stage in uncensored form until much later. The musical version retains the controversial material, and 14

‘Spring Awakening’ rocks out at Foothill garnered eight Tonys, including Best Musical. Rock musicals such as “Rent” and “American Idiot” speak particularly to the young, but don’t count them out if you’re over 30. Wear earplugs if you must, but find the time to take in the representative of this new phenomenon currently on stage at Foothill College. The book follows the stories of hapless teens as they grapple with coming of age in restrictive times: Melchior (Jason Rehklau), a bright student who insists on

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knowing and sharing the truth; Wendla (Juliana Lustenader), naive and curious, bent on discovering the truth of her own body and the mysteries of love; Moritz (Ryan Mardesich), who can’t concentrate on school because of distracting fantasies; Ilse (Casey Ellis), banned from regular society because of her supposedly scandalous behavior; two boys discovering their illicit attraction for each other (Dillon Mena and Brandon Leland); Martha (Holly Smolik), confessing the abuse she suffers nightly; and many more.

All the adult roles are played by just two actors (Caitlin Lawrence Papp and Justin Karr), which effectively turns adults into clear stereotypes, voices of oppression and hypocrisy that the youth must prevail against in order to survive and try to be who they want. Even the seemingly sympathetic adults prove unable to rise above their own repression to help their children. Inevitably, worlds collide and tragedies happen, but the show isn’t unremittingly bleak — there’s much humor and tenderness, too. Perhaps “older” audience members will even be reminded of their own first awakening to love and sexuality, or recall the intensity of passion endemic to youth. Foothill’s version is lively enough to give the show a good airing, and the ensemble of young actors is talented and well-voiced, definitely one of the best reasons for seeing the show. Rehklau and Lustenader are especially good at bringing their characters to life and delivering beautiful solos or duets. Mardesich suitably brings


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Juliana Lustenader as “Wendla” and Jason Rehklau as “Melchior” in Foothill’s production.

rock-star angst to Moritz, and endears us to him in touching scenes with Rehklau and Ellis. Smolik and Ellis blend voices well as they bond in a searing duet. Other standouts include Carissa McElravy as Thea, and Papp and Karr as the less-than-admired adults. There are some exciting numbers in the show, including “The Bitch of Living” and “I Believe” in Act One, and “Don’t Do Sadness” and “Totally F****d” in Act Two. All of these shine with energy and excellent choreography. A few other numbers, particularly ballads, seem oddly static, lapsing into a kind of “stand and deliver” staging. Perhaps because of this — or perhaps because there are more ballads — the show loses some energy in the second half. The actors are apparently miked, as is the common convention for musicals, but it’s still sometimes difficult to hear them over the amplified band. Still, this is a worthwhile rendering of a justifiably popular new musical; whether you’ve seen it numerous times or never before, you’ll be sure to enjoy Foothill’s production and seeing what all the raves are all about. Note: “Spring Awakening” contains mature themes, sexual situations, partial nudity and strong language.

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Students learn important lessons in MVHS flap


he students who wrote the “Sex and Relationships� stories and the adviser who allowed them to be published in Mountain View High School’s student newspaper may have used bad judgment in a couple of cases, but certainly don’t deserve the flood of criticism that has been heaped on them by a few uptight parents. Rather than being pilloried, these young journalists should be commended for having the courage to take on a timely, but extremely sensitive subject in a frank and compelling way. The stories attempted to bring some perspective to the way teens think about sex, a subject that is front and center in the minds of virtually every adolescent in high school. Those who based their judgment on the vitriolic criticism unleashed by a group of parents at a school board meeting two weeks ago should make an effort to see the complete package of articles published in the February edition, just prior to Valentines Day. They might be surprised to see stories on the effectiveness of abstinence, an illustrated look at stereotypical high school relationships, and the dangers of mistaking passion for love. Information about the morning-after pill, sexually transmitted diseases and masturbation are provided in this two-page spread of stories that we found to be a well-rounded approach to writing about such a sensitive topic. One misstep was acknowledged by the editors, but overall, no one reading this coverage could come away thinking that any of it was salacious or designed to appeal to the prurient interests of its audience. These were teens writing honestly about a subject that is on the minds of their readers. The authors made a good faith effort to provide information that many of these students are not finding at home or in the health education classes offered at school. In fact, the health education teachers said that she welcomed the articles, which offer a good starting point for serious discussions in her classes on topics that she cannot bring up. Teenage sexual behavior is something that many parents seek to control and those protesting the Oracle’s coverage expressed outrage that the student newspaper was usurping the family’s role in having this delicate discussion. But these parents sound like they are coming from another era, when this subject was rarely, if ever, discussed in public or at home, leaving teenagers few reliable sources of good information. And even today, at least according to the poll published in the newspaper, nearly half of students obtain information about sex from their friends, while another 21 percent search online. Parents or other family members were the source for only about 14 percent of those students responding to the poll. There is another side to this story that parents upset about the Oracle articles may not know about. Under California law, students have the right to exercise freedom of speech and of the press that covers a wide range of materials, including petitions, wearing buttons, badges and other insignia, and the right of expression in official publications supported by the school. Unless the publications are judged to be obscene, libelous or slanderous, or incites students to act in a way that presents a “clear and present danger� to the operation of the school, they are protected. This coverage also extends to advisers of student publications and bars school administrators from censoring material prepared for the student publications. As journalists it would be our hope that the Oracle staff would learn from this process, but not be intimidated by it. The outraged parents must understand that they cannot impose their will on the entire student body of Mountain View High School. We suspect most parents and certainly a huge majority of the students found no problem with the February edition of the Oracle with its center spread coverage of Sex and Relationships, which is no doubt one of the year’s most popular editions of the newspaper.

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By Kristen Krauss


teach at Mountain View High and my kids attend Mountain View schools. I am writing to support the work both of teachers William Blair (activities) and Amy Beare (journalism). After reading the article in the Voice and listening to the podcast of the school board meeting, I empathize with the parents quoted in the school board minutes and in your paper. The wording in the article quoting Planned Parenthood was both vulgar and short of journalistic standards. I also agree with the point about provocative music and dress at dances. However, I strongly disagree with the quoted parents about the role of the mock weddings on Valentines Day, sponsored by our Gay Straight Alliance. I also disagree with the implied notion that the school should do a lot more to prevent such objectionable events in the future. The point of education, according to experts like Daniel H. Pink (Drive: The Surprising Science of Motivation) and Po Bronson (NutureShock) is to learn from our mistakes and missteps. There are lessons to be learned from the sex article feature in the Oracle and believe me, they are being learned. Moreover, a valuable lesson in the public discussion of moral issues in the schools

is that parents and staff at the school should reflect upon the role of adults in guiding students through morally gray situations. First, the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure� is great advice for parents, staff, and students. Breathalizers and a policy of no “in-andouts� of school functions would help. Although I do not speak for the district, I have several recommendations based on my experience at dances: parents could assist, campus clubs could organize alternatives. Lights could be turned up a bit. Volunteers could patrol restrooms and the dance floor. Regarding dress code, it may shock parents to learn that a reasonable outfit at home can be transformed into something much more revealing. I suggest that parents have a “fashion show� with their teen. As proactive partners in modeling good choices, evaluate what is in their closets. Yes, I know it’s important to have high standards of conduct and to enforce rules. There is another daunting set of national standards teachers and students must grasp. In short, I believe that parents should step up. If they cannot abide by the co-education of their kids with students whose parents may not share the same values or have the same

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THREE FRIENDS IN MOUNTAIN VIEW Three friends have been gathering for more than fifty years

But these friends had the misfortune to be raised on private land,

in the same spot on Calderon Avenue to watch each full moon rise

whose owner has died, whose heirs have sold,

from the east, over Santa Clara Valley. They make quite a picture,

whose buyer will soon build a cohousing community,

standing there together, arms touching, through all kinds of weather,

destroying the three friends and some fifty other trees,

the gangly pine, towering walnut and vibrant redwood tree,

completely stripping these acres. How I will miss the healing beauty,

their deep roots nourished by water flowing nearby in Stevens Creek.

the peaceful presence emanating from this field of trees,

If it were up to me, Iíd have them live on forever, welcoming squirrels,

now one-half block from my home, soon to be chewed down, ripped

boys that climb, nesting birds, as well as giving definition to the horizon, and

and chipped up, scattered to the four winds and blown

helping the humans of Silicon Valley breathe a little easier.

one thousand incomprehensible human laws away from here. Alice Anne Martineau Velarde Street

amount of free time to inculcate the values that they do embrace, then a number of private and home school options are available. Another issue raised in the Feb. 15 issue of the Voice was same-sex mock weddings officiated by our school’s Gay Straight Alliance. In the news coverage, one parent quoted the dictionary, saying “to mock” is to ridicule or deride.” But this is the definition of the verb “to mock,” not the adjective “mock”, which is used in Mock Trial and drawings called ‘mockups.’ The dictionary defines this “mock” as a simulated version of an event that is clear in its nonbinding outcome. Thus, there was no ridicule of marriage at the Valentine’s Day event. One parent quoted in the Voice was concerned that the event organizers did not invite same-sex marriage opponents to take part. Many heterosexual students and staff did take part in the event, as straight allies of LGBT people actively seeking equal rights in our country. It is not the responsibility of those denied their rights to invite the deniers to share in the event. Free speech is not prohibited to anyone who wishes to host a sponsored event on campus during school hours. Nothing

is preventing other clubs from hosting events that express the view that same-sex marriage should be illegal. Several years ago, lunch was interrupted when a group of students with Bibles preached from the table tops. Their drive to be heard and their dedication to their beliefs was no less admirable to me than the dedication of our GSA to courageously pursue the right to have their partnerships recognized as legal marriages. Disagreement is the breath of democracy. In the examples above, two groups organized and planned public events to communicate their ideas and share their goals. To me, that’s what’s known as education.

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Academics Early Learning Camp Connection listing

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PACCC summer camps offer campers, grades kindergarten to 6th, a wide variety of fun opportunities! K-1 Fun for the youngest campers, Neighborhood Adventure Fun and Ultimate Adventure Fun for the more active and on-the-go campers! New this year: Sports Adventure Camp for those young athletes and Operation Chef for out of this world cooking fun! Swimming twice per week, periodic field trips, special visitors and many engaging camp activities, songs and skits round out the fun offerings of PACCC Summer Camps! Registration is online. Open to campers from all communities! Come join the fun in Palo Alto!

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Students obtain high quality training in ballet, pointe, character, jazz, and modern dance, while learning choreography from the classical ballet Paquita. The students dance in featured roles in a final performance. Ages 13-23. Audition required. 914 N. Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View

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Spartans Sports Camp Spartans Sports Camp offers multi-sport, week-long sessions for boys and girls in grades 3-6 as well as sport-specific sessions for grades 6-9. There are also strength and conditioning camps for grades 6-12. Camps begin June 10th and run weekly through August 2nd at Mountain View High School. The camp is run by MVHS coaches and student-athletes and all proceeds benefit the MVHS Athletic Department. Lunch and extended care are available for your convenience. Register today! www.

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Sports & Activity Camp (ages 6-12): This all-sports camp provides group instruction in a variety of field, water and court games. Saint Francis faculty and students staff the camp, and the focus is always on fun. The program is dedicated to teaching teamwork, sportsmanship and positive self-esteem. After camp care and swim lessons available.

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Above: Sumika’s goma panna. Top: from left, grilled chicken thighs, chicken hearts and scallops.



By Sheila Himmel


uddenly, it seems, downtown Los Altos became a mini-Japantown of restaurants, with Sumika at the

Above: Chicken karaage has a crunchy crust. Top: Ebi (shrimp) and hotate (scallops) on the grill.

head of the class. Slightly below street level, the 48-seat restaurant is entered through the Central Plaza parking lot between Second and Third streets. A modest sign marks the spot, as if off an alley in Tokyo. Since opening six years ago, the little yakitori place has done so well that owner Kuiko Osawa opened a second restaurant, Orenchi Ramen in Santa Clara. That one is all about noodles.

Sumika doesn’t run the grill at lunch, but most of the rest of the menu is available. A great meal could be made of soup and salad or the fabulous fried tofu, or one of the rice and egg dishes. At night, friends and families, colleagues and couples nestle in two cozy dining areas, all scruffy wood and tantalizing aromas. A huge vent draws smoke from the very hot central grill, where chefs deftly turn small bamboo skewers of

meats and vegetables. It’s fun to watch — from the other side of a glass enclosure. If you’re new to yakitori, ask for directions. Otherwise you can end up with a pile of skewers and a sleepy feeling of meat overload. The night we visited, service could not have been better. It was crowded, we didn’t have a reservation and weren’t among the clearly recognized (continued on next page)

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regulars. The server came by immediately with hot towels and advice: four or five small plates per person. He described a couple of the specials listed on a chalkboard and said, “You can order this for now, and if you’re still hungry, order another dish.� How refreshing in a world of overselling. First came the beer, cold Sapporo ($5) or Kirin ($6) on draft. And then, happily, a couple of dishes at a time. A cup of red miso soup ($4.50) with two juicy clams was full-f lavored, almost sweet. I liked it; my companion didn’t. If you prefer a more assertive miso, skip it. On the other hand, the Sumika salad ($9.50) is a must, pretty to look at and a satisfying combination of all the food groups. Tender strips of chicken and crunchy wonton strips drape a mountain of tangy mizuna lettuce, cabbage, cherry tomatoes and cute little discs of baby corn. Peanut-sesame dressing brings it all together. Sumika’s karaage, fried chicken ($7) deserves its renown, with a crunchy crust hugging each of piece of juicy

Acqua Pazza Acqua Pazza, (meaning crazy water) is an old recipe of the ďŹ shermen of the Neapolitan area. The term itself most likely originated from Tuscany where the peasants would make wine, but had to give most to the landlord, leaving little LEFTFORTHEMTODRINK4HEPEASANTSWERERESOURCEFULANDMIXEDTHESTEMS SEEDS and pomace leftover from the wine production with large quantities of water, bringing it to a boil, then sealing in a terracotta vase allowing it for several days. Called l’acquarello or l’acqua pazza, the result was water barely colored with wine, which the ďŹ sherman may have been reminded of when seeing the BROTHOFTHEDISH COLOREDSLIGHTLYREDBYTHETOMATOESANDOIL)TBECAMEVERY POPULARINTHEUPSCALETOURISTY#APRI)SLANDINTHES

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Pour water into the pan with the cooled oil, about ½â€? deep. Add half of the parsley, the tomatoes and the lemon slices. Add the ďŹ sh slices, skin side down, and season the ďŹ sh lightly with salt; top with the rest of the parsley. Place the skillet back on the stove on medium-high heat and bring the water to a boil cook for about 10-15 minutes, turning the ďŹ sh to cook on the both sides. Make sure the ďŹ sh is only half covered by the water. Adjust salt, and add pepper if necessary. Transfer the ďŹ sh to warm plates, pour a little of the crazy water over and around the ďŹ sh, making sure to include some tomatoes. Toss in some black olives and serve immediately.

8FFLFOE white meat — and leaving no greasy fingers. From the grill, we sampled other parts of Petaluma’s finest, starting with five chicken hearts (hatsu, $3.50) of surprisingly different sizes. Just lightly salted, they pop open in your mouth. As with most of the grill items, they are gone in two bites. Boneless chunks of chicken thighs (momo, $3.30) were juicy, almost like pork belly. Two grilled scallops (hotate, $4) had the same entrancing texture: crunchy on the outside, moist in the middle, but after the fried chicken, less f lavor. I preferred the meaty shiitake mushrooms ($2.80). One of the specials, mozzarella miso ($6.50) sounded so unusual that we had to try it: three kinds of miso, fresh mozzarella, aged two weeks. In the end, it was dense and

piquant, like an aged Asiago, so that dessert would have been overkill. Dessert is where the chefs break into fanciful fusion.

Recent choices included black sesame panna cotta, roasted tea creme brulee and purple yam pudding ($5.50 each) and yuzu cheesecake ($6). Next time.

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(Aquarius) Life can change in a heartbeat. An elderly, cultured Parisian couple (Emmanuelle Riva and JeanLouis 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.

Identity Thief (R) ((1/2 Century 16: 11:10 a.m. & 1:55, 4:40, 7:40 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:40 a.m. & 2:25, 5:05, 7:50 & 10:30 p.m.

ARGO ---1/2

A Place at the Table (PG) Aquarius Theatre: 3, 5, 7 & 9 p.m. Amour (PG-13) (((( Aquarius Theatre: 2:30, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m. & 2, 4:45, 7:35 & Argo (R) (((1/2 10:20 p.m. Palo Alto Square: Fri 1:30, 4:15, 7:15 & 10 p.m. Sat 4:15, 7:15 & 10 p.m. Sun 1:30, 4:15 & 7:15 p.m. Dark Skies (PG-13) Century 16: 11:45 a.m. & 2:15, 4:45, 7:55 & 10:20 p.m. Century 20: 12:20, 2:55, 5:25, 7:55 & 10:40 p.m. Django Unchained (R) ((( Century 16: Fri-Sat 9:45 p.m. Sun 9:35 p.m. Century 20: 9:30 p.m. Escape from Planet Earth (PG) Century 16: 11:40 a.m. & 4:25 p.m. In 3D 2:05 & 7 p.m. Century 20: 11:35 a.m. & 2:10 p.m. In 3D 4:35 & 7 p.m. Forrest Gump (PG-13) ( Century 16: Wed 2 & 7 p.m. Century 20:

Jack the Giant Slayer (PG-13) Century 16: Fri-Sat noon and 2:50, 5:50 & 9 p.m. In 3D 11 a.m. & 1:40, 4:30, 7:30 & 10:35 p.m. Sun noon & 2:50, 5:50 & 8:30 p.m. In 3D 11 a.m. & 1:40, 4:30, 7:30 & 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 12:25, 3:10, 4:05, 5:55, 8:40 & 9:40 p.m. In 3D 1:20 & 6:50 p.m. In XD-3D 11:30 a.m. & 2:15, 5, 7:45 & 10:30 p.m. The Last Exorcism, Part II (PG-13) Century 16: 11:30 a.m. & 2:10, 5, 7:50 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: Fri & Sun 12:05, 1:10, 2:25, 3:30, 4:40, 5:50, 7:10, 8:15, 9:35 & 10:35 p.m. Sat 1:10, 3:30, 4:40, 5:50, 7:10, 8:15, 9:35 & 10:35 p.m. Les Miserables (2012) (PG-13) ((( 2:25, 6:05 & 9:40 p.m.

Century 16: 11 a.m. &

Life of Pi (PG) (((1/2 Century 16: 3:20 & 9:55 p.m. In 3D 11:50 a.m. & 6:40 p.m. Century 20: 1:25 & 7:15 p.m. In 3D 4:20 & 10:15 p.m. Lincoln (PG-13) (((1/2 Century 16: Fri-Sat 11:25 a.m. & 2:40, 6:20 & 9:25 p.m. Sun 11:25 a.m. & 2:40, 6:20 & 9:15 p.m. Century 20: 1 & 6:50 p.m. Met Opera: Parsifal

Century 20: Sat 9 a.m.

Oz the Great and Powerful (PG) Century 16: Thu 10 p.m. & 12:01 a.m. In 3D 9 p.m. & 12:01 a.m. Century 20: Quartet (PG-13) ((( Century 20: noon & 2:30, 4:55, 7:25 & 9:50 p.m. Guild Theatre: 1, 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m. Rigoletto at the Met Opera

Century 20: Wed 6:30 p.m.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R) midnight. Rope (1948)

Guild Theatre: Sat.

Stanford Theatre: 6 & 9:25 p.m.

Safe Haven (PG-13) 1/2 Century 16: noon & 3, 6:10 & 9:20 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m. & 1:55, 4:35, 7:20 & 10:10 p.m. Side Effects (R) ((( Century 16: 2:30 & 7:50 p.m. Century 20: 4:15 & 10:10 p.m. Silver Linings Playbook (R) Century 16: Fri-Sat 11 a.m. & 1:45, 4:35, 7:35 & 10:35 p.m. Sun 11 a.m. & 1:45, 4:35, 7:35 & 10:20 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m. & 2, 4:50, 7:35 & 10:25 p.m. Snitch (PG-13) ((1/2 Century 16: 11:10 a.m. & 1:50, 4:30, 7:25 & 10:25 p.m. Century 20: 12:10, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45 & 10:20 p.m. Strangers on a Train (1951) p.m. Sat.-Sun. 4:05 & 7:30 p.m.

Stanford Theatre: Fri. 7:30

Warm Bodies (PG-13) Century 16: Fri-Sat noon & 5 & 10:35 p.m. Sun noon & 5 & 10:25 p.m. Century 20: Fri & Sun 12:40, 3:05, 5:35, 8 & 10:35 p.m. Sat 12:40 & 3:05 p.m. Zero Dark Thirty (R) ((1/2 Century 16: Fri-Sat 11:20 a.m. & 2:50, 6:30 & 10:05 p.m. Sun 11:20 a.m. & 2:50, 6:30 & 9:55 p.m. Century 20: 11:10 a.m. & 2:40, 6:40 & 10:05 p.m.

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(Palo Alto Square, Century 20) The Ben Affleck of old has been shed like a husk, and what remains is a sharp and thoughtful filmmaker who is still in the embryonic phase of an impressive career. Sure, Affleck the actor is also along for the ride, but his skill behind the camera is what shines. After the assault on the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on Nov. 4, 1979, 52 Americans are taken hostage as Iranian revolutionaries storm the embassy, but six manage to escape amidst the turmoil and hide out in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor (Victor Garber). Back in the U.S., CIA operative Jack O’Donnell (Bryan Cranston) tasks “exfiltration specialist” Tony Mendez (Affleck) with hatching a plan to get the six Americans safely out before their true identities and whereabouts are discovered: Mendez conceives of a faux movie production that would make the six part of his filmmaking team. “Argo” is a nail-biter from beginning to end, and one of the year’s best films. Affleck and his crew do a phenomenal job capturing the time period and casting actors who both look like their real-life counterparts and have the thespian chops to hit all the right notes. Rated R for language and violent images. Two hours. — T.H.


(Century 20) It’s a tricky thing adapting a beloved novel, and Rudolfo Anaya’s “Bless Me, Ultima,” now hitting theaters, certainly qualifies. The task of adaptation has fallen to writer-director Carl Franklin, who shows a clear understanding of and respect for the material, and yet his curiously flat film comes off as too polite, too bland. He is so busy trying not to get the book wrong that he forgets to go for the gusto in getting it right. The story opens in 1944 New Mexico, where growing-boy Tony feels a gentle but insistent tug-of-war for his identity between his father, a vaquero; and his mother, a staunch Catholic from a family of farmers. Enter Ultima, a curandera, a healer feared by some as a bruja, or witch. Tony gulps in lessons

from pagan Ultima, his Christian school and church, and both sides of his family as he strives to locate his true life path, perhaps the “middle way.” While there are plenty of serviceable performances in the movie, there’s not a single exceptional one. The film accumulates some weight as the story goes along, especially in its refusal to gloss over the novel’s religious doubt and hard stares into the existential abyss. Still, had the film been less antiseptic and more bold in its visuals and the emotional depths of its performances, it could have been a classic; instead, it’s a rather ordinary indie. Rated PG-13 for some violence and sexual references. One hour, 46 minutes. — P.C.

THE GATEKEEPERS---1/2 (Palo Alto Square) Dror Moreh’s documentary “The Gatekeepers” proves more intellectually engaging than Hollywood’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” and at least as unsettling. Moreh pursued the participation of former heads of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service. Six of these men agreed, for the first time, to explain their actions, discuss their successes and air their regrets. Obviously men who have run the Shin Bet will be both canny enough and skilled enough to say just what they want, no more or less. Essentially the sole criticism of Moreh’s film is that it gives the men a venue to couch their past actions in the best possible light and to polish their legacies by explaining how they have, in hindsight, turned certain political corners. The sometimes-slick visual approach, incorporating recreations of satellite surveillance and an animated photographer’s-eye view of the 1984 debacle, can at times feel like overkill, but they also help to put what’s otherwise a series of talking heads in the game with other eye-catching top docs. Rated PG-13 for violent content including disturbing images. One hour, 41 minutes. — P.C.


(Century 16, Century 20) Known for stealing scenes, Melissa McCarthy adds to her jacket by taking on the title role of “Identity Thief.” Seth Gordon’s action-comedy follow-up to “Horrible Bosses” proves far from perfect but difficult to resist, thanks to McCarthy and co-lead 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 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 fruitful comic premise about identity theft turns out to be two parts “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” and one part “Midnight Run.” An expert in 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 tangles, there’s something appealing in how the film amounts to the oppo-

site of a revenge narrative, considering the roots of Diana’s waywardness and extending her 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.


(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-sosuitable 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 19thcentury 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 singletake performance of the uber-emotive aria “I Dreamed a Dream.” Rated PG-13 for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements. Two hours, 37 minutes. — P.C.

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(Century 20) In Ang Lee’s exhilarating “Life of Pi” — based upon the bestselling novel by Yann Martel — a boy adrift reads a “Survival at Sea” manual. “Telling stories is highly recommended,” it says. “Above all, do not lose hope.” In the hands of Ang Lee, “Life of Pi” elegantly walks Martel’s philosophical line while also brilliantly using every modern cinematic tool to tell an epic yarn. Most prominent among these tools is 3D. Lee joins the ranks of auteurs using new 3D cameras, gainfully employing the technology for its full ViewMaster “pop” effect, but also in more magical ways. Suraj Sharma plays the teenage Piscine Molitor (aka “Pi”), who, having been raised in South India, winds up in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, warily sharing a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan and a Bengal tiger. As a boy, Pi (Ayush Tandon) becomes something of a

8FFLFOE of his employees John gets a meet with dealer Malik, who in turn connects John with Mexican drug cartel head Juan Carlos. Stunt coordinator-turneddirector Ric Roman Waugh shows his sure hand with the impressive, if overblown, driving stunts, which constitute most of the limited action in what’s otherwise an indie-flavored thriller. The cast helps. For a man of not unlimited acting talent, Johnson shows he has a good understanding of his range and a firm handle on his career, this role being just the sort he ought to be playing. That said, he’d be nowhere without his supporting cast. In its modern way, “Snitch� is almost Dickensian in its intent, missing no opportunity for melodramatic confrontation as it puts a (baby) face on a social ill. Rated PG-13 for drug content and sequences of violence. One hour, 52 minutes. — P.C.


Ben Affleck in the Oscar-winning “Argo.� “Catholic Hindu,� who sees the gods of various religions as his “superheroes.� Pi’s spiritual picaresque shifts into a high gear once he’s fighting for survival on the “life�boat. Pi’s attempts to reach detente with the tiger create a fearful intimacy analogous to some people’s experience of God. “I have to believe there was more in his eyes than my own reflection staring back at me,� Pi says, but the film’s visual motifs of mirrored surfaces might just as well suggest that people under sufficient emotional duress see what they want to see. Rated PG for emotional thematic content throughout, and some scary action sequences and peril. Two hours, seven minutes. — P.C.

LINCOLN ---1/2

(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 nation-changing 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. Two hours, 29 minutes. — T.H.


(Guild, Century 20) 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 with amenities and lush greenery, which 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. 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 seniorcitizen 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 HAVEN 1/2 (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 soullesscash-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.


(Century 16, Century 20) Steven Soderbergh toys with drugs, duplicity and their side effects. The message movie grows tiresome in its 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 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 cor-

responds 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.

SNITCH--1/2 Century 16, Century 20) “Snitch� fictionalizes the case of 18-year-old Joey Settembrino, a first-time offender who landed a 10-year prison sentence after being entrapped by a friend in a drug sting, adding spoonfuls of action sugar to make the social message go down. Dwayne Johnson plays the father, John Matthews, whose son Jason makes one bad call and winds up in the Big House. As the owner of a big-rig freightshipping outfit, John’s in a “good� position to offer drug traffickers an enticing proposition. Entrapping one

(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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‘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. Stanford Art Spaces - Stanford University Paintings on Shaped Canvases by Brent Bushnell, Paintings by Sofia Carmi, Paintings by Jessica Eastburn, & Paintings by Alison Woods are on exhibit at the Paul G. Allen (C.I.S.) Art Spaces Gallery Reception Friday, Feb. 8 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Paul G. Allen reception area Stanford University. Open weekdays through March 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Stanford Art Spaces, 420 Via Palou, Palo Alto. Call 650-725-3622. cis.stanford. edu~marigros 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. Wild Heart One Bird Singing An exhibit of watercolors, haiku, and calligraphy from a new book by Floy Zittin, Patricia Machmiller, and Martha Dahlen. Three arts, three artists, and two cultures. Reception Fri. evening, March 1, 5-8 p.m. Sun. gallery closes 3 p.m. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Viewpoints Gallery, 315 State St., Los Altos. www.

BENEFITS GMS Scholarship Breakfast w/ Kamala Harris The Girls’ Middle School Annual Scholarship Breakfast will incldue keynote speaker California Attorney General Kamala Harris. Attendees hear the first woman, the first African American, and the first South Asian to hold the office in the history of California. Tickets available online. March 8, 8:15-9:30 a.m. $100 ($70 taxdeductible). Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. breakfast Nordstrom Charity Fashion Show The show’s proceeds benefit Friends for Youth, a mentoring organization that serves local at-risk children ages 8 to 17. The program features a Fashion Show presented by Nordstrom, featuring top 2013 trends. March 3, 8-10:30 a.m. $65. Nordstrom Stanford Shopping Center, 550 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto. Call 650-368-4444. fashionshowhome.html

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS Sustainable Vegetable Gardening Master Gardeners will teach attendees to grow a successful, environmentally responsible food garden that produces vegetables every month of the year. We’ll cover working with seeds and seedlings, soil, watering, and pests. Register: paadultschool. org or 329-3752. Feb. 5-March 12, 7-9 p.m. $84. Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Call 408-282-3105. mastergardeners. org/scc.html ‘Foundational Social Skills Development Group’ Designed for children ages 3-4 who have difficulty interacting with other children. Non-competitive games and cooperative activities designed to develop social, communication, problem-solving, negotiation, emotional regulation$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. Arts and Crafts, Sock Puppets for Children Attendees spend an afternoon creating sock puppets for children. Supplies included. This webinar will be recored and posted online for additional accessibility. March 3, 3-5 p.m. LegalForce BookFlip, 323 University Ave., Palo Alto. Becoming a Journalist Online by Creating Your Own Blog Using Wordpress Attendees learn how to use Wordpress and Wordpress tools to create an own online blog. This webinar will be recorded and posted online for additional accessibility. March 1, 12-1 p.m. LegalForce BookFlip, 323 University Ave., Palo Alto. Bird Drawing and Sketching Workshop Attendees join local artist Kathy Kleinsteiber for a workshop on drawing and sketching birds at the Environmental Volunteers’ EcoCenter. They discover new techniques and learn tips that will help bring your drawings to life. Bring a sketchpad, pencils, and erasers. Ages 14 and up. Reservations recommended. March 2, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Environmental Volunteers’ EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-493-8000 ext. 345. 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. eBook Center Those interested in checking out eBooks and eAudiobooks from the Palo Alto City Library can Attend an eBook Center session to find out what the options are and how it works. First Friday of each month through April. 3-5 p.m. Downtown Library, 270 Forest Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-329-2436. library Google Adwords for Small Business, Introductory Class Attendees learn the basics of setting up a Google Adwords account, managing it, and driving customers to a business. This webinar will be recorded and posted online for additional accessibility. March 7, 7-8 p.m. LegalForce BookFlip, 323 University Ave., Palo Alto. Grow Your Own Food in Raised Beds with Drew Harwell Attendees will discuss all aspects of a raised bed from location, how to build, soil preparation, watering systems, ongoing care through harvest. March 8, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $25 members, $35 non-members. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Call 650329-1356 x201. 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. 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 Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650949-7325. T’ai-Chi A Tai-Chi class that promotes balance, flexibility and mental acuity. Led by Dona Marriot, Foothill College instructor. Mondays, Jan.

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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. The Legal Services You Didn’t Know You Need: Family, Friends, Finances 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. March 6, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. LegalForce BookFlip, 323 University Ave., Palo Alto. Zumba Gold Zumba Gold is a fusion of Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves. Led by veteran instructors Carla Kenworthy and Maria Yonamine. Wednesdays, Jan. 9-March 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m. $65 members/$75 non-members. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 650-289-5436.

COMMUNITY EVENTS eWaste Recycling, Los Altos High School Los Altos High School will host an eWaste Collection day on Saturday, March 2 in the school parking lot. Large items can be picked up before March 2. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Los Altos High School, 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos. Huge Used Book Sale to Benefit PA Libraries Friends of the Palo Alto Library is holding monthly sales of used books, CDs, and DVDs on Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10. Sale hours: Saturday, Main Sale Room open 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Children’s and Bargain Rooms open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, all rooms open 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-213-8755.

CONCERTS Aeolus Quartet The St. Lawrence String Quartet presents the Aeolus Quartet, SLSQ Emerging String Quartet Program fellows and winner of the SLSQ’s John Lad Prize. March 7, 12 p.m. Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford. calendar.html Master Class with Brandon Ridenour, Canadian Brass El Camino Youth Symphony, as a part of its 50th Anniversary Celebration, will present a master class with Brandon Ridenour, principal trumpet of the Canadian Brass, featuring young artists from the ECYS Symphony and Sinfonietta Orchestras. Tickets for the event are available at the door only. March 6, 7 p.m. $10, music teachers free First Baptist Church of Palo Alto, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto. www. Stanford Wind Ensemble Giancarlo Aquilanti directs the Wind Ensemble’s program featuring Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble by David Gillingham with soloist Giuliano Kornberg and Vesuvius by Frank Ticheli, as well as the U.S. premiere of Sinfonietta Op. 3 by Brian Richard Earl. March 6, 8 p.m. general $10 | student $5 | Stanford students free with SUID Bing Concert Hall, Stanford. Waarts Plays Prokofiev Concert The Silicon Valley Symphony presents violinist Stephen Waarts, age 16, playing “Violin Concerto No. 1” by Serge Prokofiev, violin show pieces: Wieniawski, Tchaikovsky; plus Debussy’s Petite Suite & Mendelssohn Reformation Sym. March 1, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $20/General; $15 Student/ Senior; Children 12 and younger free with adult St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. Call 415-287-6002. www. winter.html

NHIGHLIGHT 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, through March 10, 7:30 p.m. $10-$28. Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-7360.

DANCE Natya Anjali Natya Anjali will perform an evening of traditional Indian dance performances, featuring solos and duets by classical dancers from Stanford University. Performers render pieces from their personal repertoires, giving the audience a glimpse of these centuries-old dance styles in their most authentic form. March 1, 8-10 p.m. Roble Theatre, Roble Hall, 324 Santa Teresa St., Stanford. noopur/TraditionalDanceShow2013

EXHIBITS Mixed Media Show - ‘Surprise’ Currently on display and running through March, a solo show by local artist Gale Henshel, showing a fanciful touch in both watercolor and acrylic. Free. All sales proceeds benefit local all-volunteer, nonprofit, Community Cat Rescue. Paintings on view during restaurant’s open hours. 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Garden Fresh Restaurant, 460 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Call 650-493-0967. www.

FAMILY AND KIDS Soar! Attendees meet Sequoia the Bald Eagle, hunt for spring eggs, explore the all new Weaverbird House, and enjoy breakfast. March 3, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Open to Club JMZ members only. Join online or at the door. Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-326-6338.

ON STAGE ‘Into The Woods’ Paly Theatre proudly presents “Into The Woods.” Serving up a witch’s curse and large helpings of classic fairy tale figures, Tony award-winning Stephen Sondheim brings the audience a magical trip down Fairy Tale Lane. March 1,2,7,8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and March 10 at 2 p.m. Adults: $10, studetns/seniors: $7. Haymarket Theatre, Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road , Palo Alto. ‘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. crucible.html 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. V-Day: A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer Performance In honor of V-Day, Sofia University and the Women’s Spirituality Program invite the public to attend a live benefit performance of “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer: Writings To Stop Violence Against Women and Girls.” March 1, 7 p.m. General: $25. Sofia University, 1069 E. Meadow Circle, Palo Alto. Call (650-493-4430.

SENIORS A Matter of Balance This free program by Stanford Hospital and Clinics emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. This program is geared for older adults (60+) and includes facilitated discussion of fall prevention and gentle but effective exercise program. Pre-registration for this class is required. March 1-April 9, 8:45-10:45 a.m. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330.

SPECIAL EVENTS Free Tax Assistance AARP sponsors free tax assistance, with special attention to those over age 60. Those interested should bring tax infor-

mation 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.

SPORTS 17th Annual Juana Run Race The 17th Annual Juana Run Race will feature competitive and fun non-competitive races. 8:30 a.m. for 8k race, which starts at Maybell Ave/Pina Court. 11 a.m. for 1-mile race. Kids’ races have varied start times. March 2, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. varied prices please see website for fee scale. 4100 Orme St., Palo Alto. Call 650-599-3434.

SUPPORT GROUPS Food Addicts in Recovery Weekly meeting on Sunday evenings. Open to all who want to stop eating addictively. 7-8:30 p.m. St. Marks Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. www.

TALKS/AUTHORS Holocaust Book Event Attendees can come hear an engaging presentation by Bay Area author Marty Brounstein on his book “Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust.” March 7, It is a remarkable true story of interfaith compassion, courage and rescue. 7:30 p.m. Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Libraries of the Mind Workshop Series: “Early Modern Publics and Networks” Kathryn Babayan (University of Michigan), “Libraries of the mind: Objects of Memory & Community in Early Modern Isfahan” March 5, 3:30 p.m. Encina Hall West, Room 208, 616 Serra St., Stanford. Call 650-736-8169. www.stanford. edu/dept/islamic_studies/cgi-bin/web/2012/12/ kathryn-babayan/ Parc Forum Invited Speaker Series Bill Manning and Aaron Fahrenkrog have moved a billion dollars in patent litigation from one side of the table to the other giving a 10 to 1 return without trial or appeal. They will explain what drives these results. March 7, 5-6:30 p.m. George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto. Stanford Center on Longevity Distinguished Lecture Series Stanford Center on Longevity, Distinguished Lecture Series: Author Jane Brody, March 7. Book signing from 3-4 p.m. Talk from 4-5 p.m., with Reception following. March 7, 3-6 p.m. John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building, 366 Galvez St., Room 130, Stanford. Call 650-736-8643. longevity3.stanford. edu/blog/2012/10/15/distinguished-lectureseries-jane-brody/

VOLUNTEERS ‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’ Food Collection Events Participants can join a team of food sorters, baggers and drivers once per month, Mar-Aug. On the first Saturday of the month the team will gather in Midtown Center parking lot next to Wells Fargo ATM for one hour shifts between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Midtown Center, 2700 Midtown Court, Palo Alto. Call 650-283-9910. Museum of American Heritage Volunteers are welcome at the Museum of American Heritage in downtown Palo Alto. There are a wide range of opportunities. 11-4 p.m. free Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-321-1004. www. Nature Center Docent Training The Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter is a new nature center located in the heart of the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve. The restored Sea Scout base is now operational as a nature center and it is now seeking community members to engage visitors as docents. Training dates are March 2 and 9, 1-5 p.m. $25 or scholarship available. Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-493-8000 x345. www.

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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 (Cal-SCAN) Aviation Maintenance Tech Airline careers begin here. FAA approved training. Financial assistance available. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-242-3382 (Cal-SCAN) Paralegal Training 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 “Parenting Your Dog”, 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

Donate Your Car Fast Free Towing 24 hr. Response Tax Deduction. United Breast Cancer Foundation. Providing Free Mammograms and Breast Cancer Info 888-792-1675 (Cal-SCAN) Donate Your Car, Truck, Boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. 888-902-6851. (Cal-SCAN) Wanted: Pre 1973 Mercedes SL Any condition. Other convertibles, Porsche 356, 912, 911, Jaguar XK150 through E-types. Gas station signs. Other interesting cars considered. 714-267-3436 or

210 Garage/Estate Sales East Palo Alto, 924 Gates Street, March 2, 8 am-11 am Los Altos Hills, 26792 Palo Hills Drive, March 2 & 3rd, 9am-4pm Palo Alto, 3413 Thomas Drive, March 2nd, 8-3 Moving Sale - Everything but baby stuff and the kitchen sink! Palo Alto, 941 Newell Road, March 2 8AM-Noon Bedroom furniture, bookcases, kid’s table and chairs, rugs, pillows, and more.

Sunnyvale, 569 Dawn Drive, March 2 & 3, 8:00-3:00 Estate Sale. Everything Must Go!Free Local Delivery Available

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Diabetic Test Strips Wanted Cash paid. Don't throw boxes away-Help others! Unopened/ Unexpired boxes only. All Brands Considered! Call Anytime! 24hrs/7days (888) 491-1168 (Cal-SCAN)

Acoustic Guitar Classes (650)260-2654 Barton-Holding Music Studio Accepting new students for private vocal lessons. All levels. Call Laura Barton, 650/965-0139 Fun Piano Lessons Young, old, beginners, advanced, come enjoy the special pleasure of playing the piano. Dr. Renee’s Piano 650 854-0543 Hope Street Music Studios In downtown Mtn.View. Most Instruments voice. All ages & levels 650-961-2192 Jazz & Pop Piano Lessons Learn how to build chords and improvise. Bill Susman, M.A., Stanford. (650)906-7529 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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DISH Network Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) and High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About same day installation! Call Now! 1-888-540-4727 (Cal-SCAN) Highspeed Internet everywhere by satellite! Speeds up to 12mbps! (200x faster than dial-up.) Starting at $49.95/mo. Call now and go fast. 1-888-718-6268. (Cal-SCAN) Infrared Heaters EdenPURE® Portable Infrared Heaters. Join the 3 million beating the cold and winter heating bills. SAVE $229 on our EdenPURE® Model 750. CALL NOW while supplies last! 1-888-752-9941. (Cal-SCAN) Sawmills for Sale from only $3997.00. Make and save money with your own bandmill- Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info/DVD: (Cal-SCAN)

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355 Items for Sale 3/4YrsBoyclothesmajorityNew/tags 4 Teletubbies 6” $5 4Yrs DownJacket$2 - 20 Boy shoes 8.5-10.5toddler $4each - 4 BOY0-3MonthsClothesw/tags$50 BOY0-6MonthsClothesw/tags$50 PowerRanger outfit$5

240 Furnishings/ Household items Entertainment Center - $50 HUGE WOOL Area RUG Sale 2x8,4x6,5x8,6x9,8x10.100%Wool, Handtufted.Made in India.All New Call 650-302-8242 $99-$399 Maplewood Bookshelf - $70 obo

500 Help Wanted Site Safety Supervisor Looking for someone with excellent safety and health track record. Experience with OSHA, DEP, EPA compliance, B.S. in Health and Safety or equivalent. Apply at Job Number NA760 (Cal-SCAN) Child Care for Church P/T, 2 hours on Sundays for St. Anne’s Anglican Chapel, a traditional Episcopal Church, PA. College students and others welcome to apply. 650/838-0508 LEASING CONSULTANT

415 Classes Reiki Center Opens in Los Altos

425 Health Services Sleep Apnea Sufferers with Medicare. Get free CPAP Replacement Supplies at No Cost, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores and bacterial infection! Call 888-699-7660. (Cal-SCAN)

475 Psychotherapy & Counseling Counseling Services Mental Research Institute clinics offer low cost counseling services by appointment for individuals, couples, families and children in English, Spanish, and Mandarin. Location: 555 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto. For information, call 650/321-3055

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COMPUTER Poshmark, Inc of Menlo Park, CA seeks Senior Software Engineer - Platform API. MSCS + 4 yrs exp. Senior Software Engineer - iOS. MSCS + 2 yrs exp. See for details. Project Managers & Packers

Business Services 615 Computers My Computer Works Computer problems? Viruses, spyware, email, printer issues, bad internet connections - FIX IT NOW! Professional, U.S.based technicians. $25 off service. Call for immediate help. 1-888-865-0271 (Cal-SCAN)


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Restaurant Cafe Borrone is now hiring enthusiatic individuals who enjoy working in a fastpaced environment and providing excellent customer service. Full and part-time positions available. Will work with school schedule. Apply in person, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

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$$$HELP WANTED$$$ Extra Income! Assembling CD cases from Home! No Experience Necessary! Call our Live Operators Now! 1-800-405-7619 EXT 2450 http://www. (AAN CAN) AIRLINE CAREERS Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified – Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-492-3059 (AAN CAN) ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 800-481-9472 (AAN CAN)

Wanted to Buy Wanted used books Wanted gently used books. Bring in your books for us to look at Sunday and Monday 2pm to 6pm to see if they are worth store credit. Store credit can be used to get anything in the store, we carry books, comics, art, and various fun items. Know Knew Books 415 S. California Ave Palo Alto, CA 94306 650-326-9355


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Palo Alto, 960 Guinda (x Addison), Sat. March 2, 9am- 12 pm ONLY Big multi-family sale, benefits local youth/arts org. Furniture, electronics, kids sports gear & more.

New Grandmother’s Group New Grandmother’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.

135 Group Activities The publisher waives any and all claims or consequential damages due to errors. Embarcadero Media cannot assume responsibility for the claims or performance of its advertisers. Embarcadero Media has the right to refuse, edit or reclassify any ad solely at its discretion without prior notice.

Driver: Quarterly Bonus $0.01 increase per mile after 6 and 12 months. $.03/mile quarterly bonus. Daily or Weekly pay. CDL-A, 3 months current exp. 800-414-9569 (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: Freight Up equals more $ Plus Benefits, New Equip & 401K. Class A CDL required. 877-258-8782 (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: Inexperienced? Get on the Road to a Successful Career with CDL Training. Regional training Locations. Train and WORK for Central Refrigerated (877) 369-7126 (Cal-SCAN) Help Wanted! make extra money in our free ever popular homemailer program, includes valuable guidebook! Start immediately! Genuine! 1-888-292-1120 (AAN CAN) Live like a popstar Now hiring 10 spontaneous individuals. Travel full time. Must be 18+. Transportation and hotel provided. Call Loraine 877-777-2091 (AAN CAN) Paid In Advanced! MAKE up to $1000 A WEEK mailing brochures from home! Helping Home Workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No Experience required. Start Immediately! www.mailing-station. com (AAN CAN)

Reverse Mortgage? Ever consider a reverse mortgage? At least 62 years old? Stay in your home and increase cash flow! Safe & Effective! Call Now for your free DVD! Call Now 888-698-3165. (Cal-SCAN)

640 Legal Services Immigration & Green Cards Immigration & Green Cards H-1b, EB1 & EB2, Marriage, PERM LC 650.424.1900;

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748 Gardening/ Landscaping Beckys Landscape Weekly/periodic maint. Annual rose/fruit tree pruning, clean-ups, irrigation, sod, planting, raised beds. Power washing. 650/444-3030 J. Garcia Garden Maintenance Service Free est. 20 years exp. (650)366-4301 or (650)346-6781 LANDA’S GARDENING & LANDSCAPING *Yard Maintenance*New Lawns*Clean Ups*Tree Trimming*Wood Fences* Rototilling*Power Washing*irrigation timer programming. 17 years experience. Call Ramon 650-576-6242 Leo Garcia Landscape/ Maintenance Lawn and irrig. install, clean-ups. Res. and comml. maint. Free Est. Lic. 823699. 650/369-1477. Cherish Your Garden

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BP Construction Total home remodels, incl. kitchens, baths, decks. New construction. No job too small. Lic. #967617. 650/995-0327.

Roe General Engineering Asphalt, concrete, pavers, tiles, sealing, new construct, repairs. 35 yrs exp. No job too small. Lic #663703. 650/814-5572

779 Organizing Services End the Clutter & Get Organized Residential Organizing by Debra Robinson (650)941-5073

787 Pressure Washing Thomas Maintenance We power wash houses, decks, driveways. Free est. Insured. 408/595-2759

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801 Apartments/ Condos/Studios Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1545

805 Homes for Rent Atherton, 4 BR/3.5 BA - $6000/mo Emerald Hills - $4700 Menlo Park - $5,000.00

759 Hauling J & G HAULING SERVICE Misc. junk, office, garage, furniture, mattresses, green waste yard debri and more... Lic. &Ins. FREE estimates. 650/368-8810 (see my Yelp reviews)

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

Palo Alto, 4 BR/2 BA - $4900. mon Redwood City - $3,900.00 Redwood City - $3,800.00 Redwood City - $4,000.00 Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $5,000.00

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771 Painting/ Wallpaper

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1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement 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) 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 3257 San Juan Ave. Santa Clara, CA 95051 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 12, 2013. (MVV Feb. 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8, 2013)

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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)


MILVUS REAL ESTATE SERVICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 574947 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Milvus Real Estate Services, located at 1841 S. Springer Rd. #A, 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): CSILLA SZANTAI 1841 S. Springer Rd. 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 February 15, 2013. (MVV Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013)

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SUNNYVALE Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $988,800 888 Kearny Ter 3 BR 2.5 BA This lovely home has great curb appeal, a peaceful location, & is on a non-through street. Pat Jordan DRE #00898319 650.941.7040

SAN JOSE Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $698,000 5080 Montreal Dr 3 BR 2 BA Beautifully updated West San Jose home near the Saratoga border with desirable schools! Clara Lee/Jeff Beltramo DRE #01723333 650.325.6161

SAN JOSE Sat/Sun 1 - 4 $770,000 4336 Hamilton Ave Remod triplex in Campbell area. Two 2/1 units & one 1/1 unit. Each unit has own backyard. Rumana Jabeen DRE #01296366 650.558.6800

PALO ALTO Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $899,000 386 Everett Av 2 BR 2 BA Stylish updated 1-level unit w/no shared walls. Generous LR/DR. HW floors. Lrg patio/deck. Dan Ziony DRE #01380339 650.325.6161

PALO ALTO Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,048,000 2290 Cornell St 2 BR 1 BA Great opportunity in the College Terrace area. Original charm with lots of possibilities. Diana Sumner DRE #01434566 650.325.6161

MOUNTAIN VIEW 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 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! Jessica Tang/Drew Doran DRE #01418178 650.325.6161

MOUNTAIN VIEW Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,398,000 1566 Thomas Ct 3 BR 2.5 BA Located on a corner cul-de-sac lot w/ Los Altos schools! Elizabeth Thompson DRE #01382997 650.941.7040

LOS GATOS Sat/Sun 1 - 4 $619,888 528 Pine Wood Ct 3 BR 2.5 BA Exclusivity & style await with this remarkable townhome & much more! Enis Hall DRE #00560902 650.941.7040

LOS ALTOS Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,995,000 751 College Ct 4 BR 5 BA Spacious single-story home w/finished basement on lrg lot. Los Altos schls. Best price/sf. Zach Trailer DRE #01371338 650.325.6161

LOS ALTOS Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $2,495,000 318 Hawthorne Ave 4 BR 3.5 BA Located in prime North Los Altos. 3615 sq.ft. of living space, 3 car garage, huge Mstr Ste Gary Herbert DRE #00762521 650.941.7040

LOS ALTOS Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,550,000 1641 Crestview Dr 3 BR 2 BA Build your dream home on this 12,750 sqft lot loc one block from LA Golf & Country Club. Melanie Johnson DRE #01040928 650.941.7040

CUPERTINO Sat 11:30 - 4:30/Sun 1 - 5 $825,000 10007 Spanish Oak Ct 3 BR 2.5 BA Welcome home to this beautiful property located in a desirable CU neighborhd. Suzanne Bakhtiari DRE #01902489 650.941.7040

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