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Solar Impulse, an ultra-light plane using only sunlight for fuel, zooms past Hangar One on a test flight at Moffett Field earlier this week. The story and more photos are on page 14.



fter serving as principal of three schools in the Mountain View Whisman district, Judy Crates has announced she plans to retire this summer, at the end of her fifth year leading Castro Elementary. Crates, who began her career in education 41 years ago, has worked for the


district for 16 years, and said she plans to use her retirement to spend more time with her family and to travel. Parents and colleagues from the district spoke highly of Crates — calling her a passionate educator, dedicated to continuous improvement. “We’re extremely grateful for Dr. Judy Crates’ many years of service to

the school district,” MVWSD Superintendent Craig Goldman said, calling Crates both a “colleague and a friend,” and saying that seeing her go is “bittersweet.” It’s a sentiment shared by Crates, who said that she always wanted to teach at See PRINCIPAL CRATES, page 10


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n an anonymous letter addressed to the Army and the local community late last month, military families living at Moffett Field’s Wescoat Village say they have “many concerns and requests” about living above polluted soil and groundwater. The 181-unit family housing complex — located behind Moffett’s main gate at the north end of Moffett Boulevard — partly sits above a plume of trichloroethylene (TCE) dumped or leaked over many years by the Navy. The vapors that rise from the ground — when concentrated in buildings — can cause cancer from long-term exposures and birth defects from short-term exposures, among other health problems, according to EPA toxicologists. “Many of us feel we have been living here uninformed with regards to the nearby plume,” the letter states. “We worry greatly about the safety of our families and often question the possibility of toxic vapors around us and the toxicity of our soil.” “Being notified of issues potentially so dangerous should be as mandatory as having to supply the front office with the required copy of my pet’s vet records See TOXICS, page 6 EXPLORE THE NEW

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A home in the 1400 block of Meadow Lane was burglarized on March 26, police said. The thief made off with more than $6,500 in electronics, cameras and lenses, jewelry, foreign currency and watches. The 47-year-old woman who lives in the house with her 48-year-old husband had left home that morning at about 8:15 a.m. and returned at about 3:15 p.m. to find that her bedroom had been ransacked — drawers flung open and clothing strewn about the floor, according to Sgt. Sean Thompson, public information officer with the Mountain View Police Department. The woman reported that a number of electronics were taken, including two tablet computers, a Kindle reader and two cell phones, Thompson said. The burglar reportedly made off with two Nikon digital cameras and a wide variety of lenses, Chinese and Taiwanese currency, assorted silver jewelry, a man’s watch and a woman’s watch. The estimated cost of all the stolen goods totaled $6,530, Thompson said. The burglar probably entered the house through a side door to the garage, which may not have been locked, according to the police report. The woman told police that the door from the garage into the house was not locked. There was no sign of forced entry.


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An unusual start hen Iris Harrell decidThe unusual end to Harrellís ed to retire in 2001, career in the construction is she didn’t have an heir fitting given its unusual start. to leave her remodeling com- Before taking a crack at home pany to, and didn’t want to see remodeling in her mid 30s, it destroyed by a new owner. She Harrell had been a teacher of she decided to give the English and history for company to her employfive years, including a ees. stint on a Navajo resThrough the use of a ervation. She was on “Employee Stock Ownthe road with a band as ership Plan,” the comprofessional singer and pany’s profits are slowly guitarist for another five being used to buy Haryears and then worked rell Remodeling from its as an administrator at a Iris Harrell founder and CEO. After non-profit. 12 years, the 40-person “My spouse — we’ve company is 37.7 percent owned been together 33 years — she had by its employees, who are made just bought her first fixer-upper fully-vested owners after five when I met her, a 1920s duplex in years of employment. Dallas,” Harrell said. “The kitchHarrell expects the company to en and baths were pretty awful. be 100 percent employee-owned When I met Ann (Benson) I still in five to 10 years. didn’t know what I wanted to be “As a feminist I have a different when I grew up. I was just flounperspective of who should have dering. We just started working ownership,” Harrell said. “I think on the house in our spare time. I ownership should be given to just got really excited about it.” those who have worked to make She tried to get a regular conthe company successful. That struction job, and remembers goes all the way from carpenter walking into a hiring hall and to top sales person or designer. being brushed off — “Honey, I don’t think it should just go to who would want to hold your people who have money — that doesn’t make sense.” See HARRELL, page 9





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St. Francis high school’s soccer team really scored this season, and their big number of goals translated into a check for local school children and female athletes. “We never expected to score 71 goals in a season, which is just unbelievable,” said Jacq WalkerCaginia (above) of the varsity soccer team, which has averaged about 50 goals for the past four seasons. Most of the team’s sponsors donated “per goal” to benefit the Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative and Landels Elementary School. At a ceremony held last week, Landels Principal Carmen Mizell accepted the team’s donation of PUGG popup goals. A check for the remaining money, $3,540, went to BAWSI to fund pedometers, journals and other equipment to encourage young female athletes, said Walker-Caginia.

Post office dedication for Lt. Ken Ballard In a ceremony next Saturday, Mountain View’s downtown post office will be dedicated to Ken Ballard, the Mountain View High School graduate who died in Iraq in 2004 as a United States Army lieutenant. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo and the United States Postal Service will host the dedication of a plaque for the post office at 211 Hope St. on Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m. Eshoo will speak at the event, along with one of Ballard’s friends, a representative of the post office and Ballard’s mother, Karen Meredith. A color guard will represent the military, along with members of the National Guard’s 129th Air Rescue Wing

based at Moffett Field. Ballard was leading a platoon in Iraq in 2004 when fighting broke out. He was killed when he was accidentally cut down by the unmanned machine gun on his tank. He received three Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart, and he was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, honored by over 500 people attending his funeral. His mother later gained national attention for speaking out against the Iraq war. Congress approved the dedication of the post office to Ballard, as did the City Council in a 5-0 vote, with council members John Inks and Tom Means abstaining. —Daniel DeBol

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to ensure they’re ‘safe’ to be in housing,” said one Wescoat resident whose post about the situation online was forwarded to the Voice. “The (Department of Defense) not being able to provide these facts is both disturbing and unacceptable. The worst part is whomever is to blame monopolizes on military families who can’t afford to move, none the less live, on the economy in this area.” Military families say they receive a discount in rent at Wescoat. Fearing conflict with Wescoat’s management or the military, residents of Wescoat declined an offer for free indoor air testing. The offer came from the RJ Lee Group, a Washington-based firm that was in Mountain View last week to demonstrate its real-time air testing technology, which found five homes with TCE levels above EPA limits on Evandale Avenue. A Wescoat resident told the Voice that Wescoat residents want the EPA to test homes in the complex for TCE vapors in a way that does not single them out for a potential conflict with their commanders. “Military people are part of hierarchical system,” said Lenny Siegel, director of the Center for Public Environmental Oversight. “Rightly or wrongly, most of them are afraid to speak out because they could get in trouble.” In an online post, one resident expressed disappointment with Clarke Pinnacle, the contractor that manages the complex for

Groundwater results along the Army, forTCE “having a lack of officials have assured them the western margins — North of Highway 101

the facts to explain the circumstance. That’s the rapidly growing issue.” The concerns were fueled when Wescoat’s tap water recently turned brown, and residents there suffered skin rashes from bathing in it. Government

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water is safe. A Wescoat resident said that in an online discussion among Wescoat residents “seven different people” reported rashes from the brown tap water, which appeared March 11 through March 13. “For some reason last night, bath water gave me a horrible allergic reaction,” said one post. Another concurred, saying “Mine too! I thought it was in my head but I was so itchy and I have a bad rash on my body.” Another wrote, “We’re concerned, if it’s affecting so many of us, if I should wash my babies’ bottles or just wait. My babies are grumpy without their bath and my dishes are stacking up. I don’t know what to do.” The Wescoat resident said a NASA Ames officials blamed the brown water on water main flushing. NASA supplies the former Navy base with water. “Drinking water in this area comes from municipal sources including the Hetch Hetchy reservoir in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and is treated to meet all state and federal drinking water standards,” said David Yogi, spokesperson for the EPA. Siegel said he was not aware of any widespread or regular testing for TCE vapors at Wescoat. He said only a few Wescoat Continued on next page


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anonymity. “No system is foolproof.� homes sit over concentrated Yogi said information about portions of the TCE plume and the TCE plume had been given pose a concern for vapor intru- to Wescoat residents in a fact sion. Most of Wescoat appears to sheet and at a community advibe above portions of the plume sory board meeting, but residents where the shalsaid they had seen low groundwater neither the fact TCE concentranor a meet‘Many of us feel sheet tion are less than ing notice. 5 parts per bil- we have been living “Residents at lion, according Moffett Field to an EPA map here uninformed housing have of groundwater never been told samples. with regards to the about the region“It’s easy to see al plume or that nearby plume.’ we live near or why people worry about the conin between two LETTERS FROM WESTCOAT RESIDENTS tamination,� SieSuperfund sites,� gel said. “If it’s in a resident said in the deep aquifer, an email. “Our there’s no reason to believe it’s a housing has never informed problem� for vapor intrusion. “If us of the proximity of the sites contamination were coming up when we signed our rental confrom the deep aquifer, it would tracts. No one from the EPA has contaminate the upper aquifer.� ever communicated this inforWescoat was built in 2006 mation to our residents nor has with “passive sub-slab ventila- there ever been a community tion systems� designed to keep meeting offered by the EPA here the TCE vapors from coming at Moffet Field.� up through the floors, but resiYogi said the EPA has tentadents want reassurance that the tively scheduled a meeting for systems work. Wescoat residents on April 15 at “How do we know for sure 6 p.m. at NASA Ames. that it is safe?� asked a resident Email Daniel DeBolt at of Wescoat who spoke with the Voice on the condition of V


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hand at night?â€? she recalled being told. “I couldn’t get a job, I tried to get any kind of job,â€? she said. “I met one of Ann’s mother’s friends who was doing handyman work,â€? Harrell said. “He and I started working together. We both worked for women mostly, widows who didnĂ­t want strange men in their houses or lesbians who didn’t want strange men in their houses. I worked beside him doing framing and learned the job that way. I worked with a tool belt on for about seven years. I still have some basic tools in my trunk. I don’t feel complete if I drive around without them.â€? Her employees say it’s not like working for your average remodeling company. There’s a lot more collaboration and laughter, they say. The average employee tenure of eight years is unusual for the industry, the company’s executives say. “I remember reading somewhere you should hear laughter in your workplace and we hear it all the time, even when it’s really stressful,â€? said Ciro Giammona, Harrell’s president, in a group interview with five other employees. “It comes from being comfortable and respected.â€? Giammona said it helps that employees aren’t harshly criticized for mistakes, such as was the case when a carpenter cut a supporting beam on a home by accident, causing lots of additional repair work. “Everyone on the team learned from that because the person knew they werenĂ­t going to get yelled at or docked,â€? Giammona said. Project manager Kristen Kleiboer also spoke with enthusiasm about all the ways employes are appreciated, with monthly birthday parties, notes from supervisors, or by being chosen as employee of the month or year. At 10 years of tenure, employees get a song written about them. “That’s what I want, a song written about me,â€? Kleiboer said, causing laughter. The ownership perspective Kleiboer said being an employee owner also changes her perspective. “Just by doing your job you get a part ownership,â€? Kleiboer said. “We encourage people to do your job just a little bit better because that has a big impact for yourself and other employees, so it’s a sense of empowerment.â€? “One phrase you will never hear here is, ‘That’s not my job,’â€? Giammona said. “You are not working for the



Harrell Remodeling employees are taking over ownership of the Mountain View company, Iris Harrell’s method for keeping the company going after she retires.

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man, so to speak, we are working for ourselves,� Kleiboer said. Marketing director Bella Babot interrupted, saying “You are working for the woman,� which caused the group to erupt into more laughter. Harrell has retained its traditional structure, although worker-owned companies are more likely than other companies to have a “participatory structure,� Rodgers said, where many decisions are made collectively. Deciding whether to sell the company would be a rare instance where employees would take a vote, Giammona said. When explaining the ownership program, new employees are told, “You should look at it as retirement plan, that’s when you will see the retirement benefits,� said Susan Pines, the finance and human resources manager. Giammona said the company hires carefully so as not to disrupt the collaborative culture and does layoffs as a last resort in tough times, with every decision made “for the greater good� of the company. Under the ownership arrangement, employees receive shares of the company proportionate to their pay levels. Upon retirement or departure from the company, the shares are paid out, possibly into a tax-sheltered IRA. The share price varies over time, depending on the value of the company. But such payouts tend to be much higher than regular 401k contributions made

by companies, according to the National Center for Employee Ownership. For a company to make the move towards an ESOP can actually be a good move financially because of tax incentives, said Loren Rodgers, executive director of the National Center for Employee Ownership in Oakland. “There are tax incentives for owners to sell businesses to employees through ESOPs,� Rodgers said. “It can be a sacrifice and it can be better than the alternative.� Another incentive is that “employee owned companies tend to perform better and are more profitable and more productive.� There are 11,000 ESOP companies in the United States, including Kelley Moore Paints, Sleep Train, Round Table Pizza and Mountain View’s garbage contractor, Recology. A pair of supermarket chains on the East Cast, Publix and Hy-Vee, have over 200,000 employee owners. “If you have everyone thinking like an owner, you have better company,� Harrell said. “I will just say I wasn’t really motivated by the money part, I was motivated by the longevity part,� Harrell said, explaining her decision and referring to her desire to keep the company going for several generations. V

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A different breed Crates said she is proud of what she has accomplished at Castro. When she came to Castro in 2008, the school’s base Academic Performance Index score was 769. She leaves Castro having raised its API to 852 — well above the statewide performance target of 800. “She’s had such an incredible impact on Castro,” said Dara Tynefield, a Castro parent and six-year volunteer with the school’s Dual Immersion program. “What she’s achieved in the five years I’ve known her is nothing short of miraculous. It’s hard to see her go.” Tynefield said she realized Crates was different just a few months into the principal’s first year at Castro. When Crates took over Castro, one of her first orders of business was to eliminate unnecessary activities, Tynefield recalled. The students had to make up ground in test performance, and that meant, as far as Crates was concerned, that the kindergartners would not be taking their regularly scheduled trip to the pumpkin patch. Crates called the fall field trip “ridiculous” and cut it without apology. “That was a little intense,” Tynefield said, remembering her reaction at the time. But before too many parents could call out the new principal for being cruel to Castro’s youngest students, Crates ordered a truckload of pumpkins to fill the school parking lot and let the kindergartners choose their own orange gourd without ever leaving the campus — so long as they conducted a few measurements first. Thus, Crates ensured her students would take home a little bit of science and math knowledge along with some seasonal cheer. It was the “best pumpkin patch ever,” Tynefield said. With gestures like the parking lot pumpkin patch — and the various costumes, like the gorilla and chicken suits the principal would wear to get her students pumped up about reading — Crates set her self apart from the pack, and earned the adulation of the students and the respect of parents and teachers, Tynefield said. “The proof is in the API scores.”

Born to teach Crates was born and raised in Kenosha, Wis. — a Lake Michigan town between Milwaukee and Chicago. The first in her family to graduate from college, Crates began her career in education teaching Spanish. She bounced around the East Coast and Midwest, before moving to the Bay Area in 1980 after her husband took a job at Stanford. After settling down in Silicon Valley, Crates began working in Redwood City. From 1982 to 1995 she took on a variety of positions — including serving as Garfield Charter School’s founding director and vice principal at Kennedy Middle School. In 1997 she took the job of principal at Bubb Elementary, where she worked for four years before moving on to serve as principal of Graham Middle School for another four years. After that, she took a position in the MVWSD central office, before making the move to Castro. Along the way Crates had two children — a son and a daughter. Her son died at age 22. Her daughter, who is now 37, has two young children of her own. An eye to the future “Judy Crates is basically an icon at Castro,” said Christine Roper, president of the Castro PTA, pointing to Crates’ management of both the Dual Immersion and traditional track programs. According to Roper, Crates is essentially overseeing two schools under one roof. “For the last five years she’s done an incredible job on her own managing both those programs.” Though it will be hard for Crates to say goodby to the school and the program she has loved so much, she insists that she doesn’t think of it as “leaving.” “I’m not leaving anything,” she said. “I’m going to something.” Namely, she plans to visit her grandchildren and daughter, along with her daughter’s husband, who will be coming up to see her this summer. She also plans to travel — likely to Barcelona, where her daughter’s family resides. “I have something different that I want to do with my time, while I’m still able to be the energetic, optimistic grandma for my grandchildren.” Crates said she wants the Castro community to know that she has loved the time she has had at the school — “I can’t think of a better place to end my career” — and that she has high hopes for what the future will bring. Castro, she said, is going to “keep moving forward.” V


MV Whisman expects modest enrollment growth By Nick Veronin


fficials with the Mountain View Whisman School District expect to see about 50 more students in classes next year — a modest uptick that will require, at most, hiring two new teachers. Superintendent Craig Goldman said he would expect the total number of students in his district to reach 5,050 — up from a current population of 4,994. The bulk of the influx will likely land in one of the district’s two middle schools, Goldman said. If new teachers are needed, they would most likely end up at Crittenden Middle School or Castro Elementary, Goldman said — though it isn’t clear that any new hires are on the horizon. The district has been growing each year for the past three years, Goldman said. However, this year’s increase was “fairly flat compared to last year.� Goldman said the growth his district has seen can likely be

related to the area’s relatively stable housing market. The growth in the district’s middle schools has been anticipated for some time, he noted. There has been a “bubble� of kids moving up through the grades; that bubble is now hitting the middle school level. Goldman said that the district uses information from a number

of sources to come up with enrollment estimates — including from parent surveys, which ask whether a given student will be returning the following year. Goldman encouraged all families who received a copy of the survey to fill it out and return it, so that the district can prepare for the new school year with accurate information. V


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CSMA names interim director By Nick Veronin


he Community School of Music and Arts has named an interim director to oversee the organization until a permanent replacement is found for departing executive director, Moy Eng. Andrea Temkin, a longtime arts educator and former executive director of the CSMA, will be temporarily heading the Mountain View school. “I am extremely pleased to be able to step in during this transitional time,” Temkin, who ran the CSMA from 1994 to 2001, said in a press release. “I have always felt that I never truly left

the CSMA family!” Eng decided to step down as executive director of CSMA in order to spend more time with her family. Shortly after she was hired, her husband died unexpectedly, according to John Williams, marketing and communications director for the school. Despite the loss of her husband, Eng pressed on in the highly demanding position for two years, working hard to improve the CSMA. Williams said that Eng feels she has done right by the school. During her brief tenure, she led the CSMA to its highest ever level of private lesson enrollment and

revenue. Her last day was March 31. Temkin begins work today, April 1. Temkin has more than 30 years experience in art and music education and administration. Most recently, Temkin served as the manager of visual and performing arts at the Alameda County Office of Education, where she worked on the Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership project — which has won national acclaim. For her part, Eng will continue to work with the CSMA as an adviser. There is no word on how long the search for a new executive director will take. V

Stanford Electric Works to move to Mountain View By Eric Van Susteren


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fter 99 years of calling Palo Alto its home, Stanford Electric Works will move to Mountain View at the end of June, according to the store’s owner. Chris Machala said he’d prefer to stay in the store’s current location, but was unable to match a $3 million dollar offer for the property from the owner of California Skin Institute, a collection of dermatology clinics in Northern California. Machala has owned the electric installation and fixture business

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tain View. While its been at this location since 1964, Machala said it won’t be the first time the business has had to relocate. The city of Palo Alto claimed its previous space across the street through eminent domain to build a fire station, and before that it had been located on Waverley Street. “This business has survived the Depression, world war and the latest recession,” he said, adding that the business would continue in Mountain View much as it had in Palo Alto. V


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The perfect place for an ‘impossible dream’ SWISS PILOTS TO DEPART FROM MV ON SOLAR-POWERED CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT By Nick Veronin


ertrand Piccard, co-inventor and pilot of the Solar Impulse — an ultra-light aircraft, powered exclusively by energy gathered from the sun — said Moffett Field is the ideal location from which to launch the plane’s cross-country trip. “Mountain View is really the perfect place,” Piccard said. Pointing to the region’s fair weather and Moffett’s large hangars, he said the location made sense logistically. But it it also made sense symbolically that the world’s first solar-powered aircraft capable of flying continuously through day and night should make its first U.S. flights in the heart of Silicon Valley. Since Piccard and his partner on the Impulse project, Andre Borschberg, began working from their temporary operating base at Moffett Field, they have talked with NASA engineers, made plans to speak at Stanford and Berkeley universities and met with fellow inventor and entrepreneur, Elon Musk — founder of Tesla and SpaceX.

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However, talking with the Swiss aviation pioneers, it becomes clear that the ultimate goal of their planned American tour is to inspire. Piccard said that when he speaks at local universities, he hopes to spark the interest of the next generation of solar inventors. When children see the Impulse taking diagnostic runs in the skies over Mountain View and the rest of the Bay Area, Borschberg hopes that the sight may give them pause — to reconsider what they believe is possible. Many people told the Solar Impulse inventors that their vision was an impossible one, Piccard said. “This is why we emphasize a lot with our project the need to have more pioneers — more innovators,” he said. Piccard acknowledged that the time when commercial flights will incorporate solar power systems into their designs is a long way off. He said he doesn’t even think solar panels would provide enough energy to power the entertainment system or cockpit instruments on a pas-

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operative winds. “(The Pacific) is impressive. There will be some suspense.” There will also be some boredom, no doubt. The Solar Impulse, which tops out at slightly more than 75 mph in perfect f lying conditions, should be able to make the trip over the Pacific in four or five days, Piccard and his team figured. During that time, whoever is piloting the plane will get very little sleep — catching quick catnaps here

and there — and will have to remain seated in the cloistered cabin. Still, no matter how frightening, or boring, the trip around the world turns out to be, Piccard said he is thrilled to be a part of the project. “When (people) see the plane, they should think, ‘These guys achieved the impossible dream and it worked! And we also need to try to achieve our impossible dreams and it also might work!” V

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Academics Early Learning Camp Connection listing

Palo Alto

Write Now! Summer Writing Camps Emerson School of Palo Alto and Hacienda School of Pleasanton open their doors and offer their innovative programs: Expository Writing, Creative Writing, Presentation Techniques, and (new!) Test-Taking Skills. Call or visit our website for details.

Emerson 650-424-1267 Hacienda 925-485-5750

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills

Two Six-Week Summer Sessions Beginning June 10. These sessions are perfect for university students returning from summer break who need to pick up a class; and high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates who want to get an early start. 12345 El Monte Rd.


Harker Summer Programs

San Jose

K-12 offerings taught by exceptional, experienced faculty and staff. K-6 morning academics - focusing on math, language arts and science - and full spectrum of afternoon recreation. Grades 6-12 for-credit courses and non-credit enrichment opportunities. Sports programs also offered.


iD Tech Camps - Summer Tech Fun

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Take interests further! Ages 7-17 create iPhone apps, video games, C++/ Java programs, movies, and more at weeklong, day and overnight programs held at Stanford and 60+ universities in 26 states. Also 2-week, teen-only programs: iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy, and iD Visual Arts Academy (filmmaking & photography).

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Gain a competitive edge! Learn different aspects of video game creation, app development, filmmaking, photography, and more. 2-week programs where ages 13-18 interact with industry professionals to gain competitive edge. iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy, and iD Visual Arts Academy are held at Stanford, and other universities.

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ISTP’s Language Immersion Summer Camp

Palo Alto

ISTP Summer Camp is designed to give participants a unique opportunity to spend their summer break having fun learning or improving in a second language. Students are grouped according to both grade level and language of proficiency. Our camp offers many immersion opportunities and consists of a combination of language classes and activities taught in the target language. Sessions are available in French, Mandarin, Chinese and English ESL and run Monday through Friday, 8am-3:30pm, with additional extending care from 3:30-5:30pm.


Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park

Menlo Park

Prevent Summer Brain Drain with Mathnasium Power Math Workouts. During the summer months, many students lose 2 to 2.5 months of math skills learned during the school year. Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park is offering 8 and 16-Session Flexible Summer Passes which will keep your child’s math skills sharp and provide a boost for the school year ahead. Open to grades 1st - 10th grade. Summer Passes on sale now and expire Sept. 7, 2013. Center located at 605 A Cambridge Avenue, Menlo Park (next to the Oasis, one block north of Stanford Shopping Mall).


Professional Tutoring Services of Silicon Valley Los Altos Academic camps offering Algebra I & II, Geometry, and Spanish I to III, small groups. Great for review or preview. Three sessions starting June 24 through August 2. Perfect for junior high students taking high school level courses. Register online or call us:


Stratford School - Camp Socrates 17 Bay Area Campuses Academic enrichment infused with traditional summer camp fun--that’s what your child will experience at Camp Socrates. Sessions begin June 24 and end August 9, with the option for campers to attend all seven weeks, or the first four (June 24-July 19). Full or half-day morning or afternoon programs are available.

Summer at Saint Francis


Mountain View

Summer at Saint Francis provides a broad range of academic and athletic programs for elementary through high school students. It is the goal of every program to make summer vacation enriching and enjoyable!

TechKnowHow Computer & Lego Camps

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What makes Y camps different? We believe every child deserves the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Y campers experience the outdoors, make new friends and have healthy fun in a safe, nurturing environment. They become more confident and grow as individuals, and they learn value in helping others. We offer day, overnight, teen leadership and family camps. Financial assistance is available. Get your summer camp guide at camp. Youth camps (ages 5 - 17) run June 17 - Aug. 16 . Half-day and full-day options. Fees vary. 1922 The Alameda 3rd Floor, San Jose


Arts, Culture, Other Camps Busy Bees & Astro Kids Summer Adventure Camps

Mountain View

Join us for these half-day camps designed for 3-8 year olds as we have fun, participate in games and crafts, and go on fun field trips! Mountain View Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Avenue

Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA)

Mountain View

50+ creative camps for Gr. K-8! Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Musical Theater, School of Rock, Digital Arts, more! One- and two-week sessions; full and half-day enrollment. Extended care available. Financial aid offered.

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Children ages 6-14 can meet the livestock, help with farm chores, explore a wilderness preserve and have fun with crafts, songs and games. Older campers conclude the week with a sleepover at the Farm. Near the intersection of Hwy 85 and Hwy 280

Palo Alto

PAL offers morning and afternoon art camps in cartooning and comics, printmaking, glass fusing, mixed media and acrylic and watercolor painting for children 5-18 years. It is a great place to explore imagination and creativity in a supportive, encouraging and fun environment with a lot of personal attention. Scholarships are available. 227 Forest Avenue


Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC)

Palo Alto

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! 650-493-2361

Theatreworks Summer Camps

Palo Alto

In these entertaining camps for grades K-5, students enjoy juggling, clowning, puppetry, playwriting, acting, improvisation, music, and dance - present their own original pieces at the end of each session.

Western Ballet Children’s Summer Camp


Mountain View

Students attend ballet class and rehearsal in preparation for the recital of either Peter Pan or The Little Mermaid at the end of the two week session. Separate Saturday classes are also offered. Ages 4-9. 914 N. Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View

Western Ballet Intermediate Summer Intensive

Mountain View

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 9-12. Audition required 914 N. Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View

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Alan Margot’s Tennis Camps


Alan Margot’s Tennis Camps provide an enjoyable way for your child to begin learning the game of tennis or to continue developing existing skills. Our approach is to create lots of fun with positive feedback and reinforcement in a nurturing tennis environment. Building self-esteem and confidence through enjoyment on the tennis court is a wonderful gift a child can keep forever! Super Juniors Camps, ages 3-6; Juniors Camps, ages 6-14.


City of Mountain View Recreation Division

Mountain View

Discover fun with us this summer through the many programs available with the City of Mountain View Recreation Division. From sports to traditional day camps, to cooking camps, dance camps and art camps... we have it all! Mountain View Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Avenue

City of Mountain View Swim Lessons Rengstorff and Eagle Parks

Mountain View

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

Mountain View

We offer swim lessons for ages 6 months to 14 years. Following the American Red Cross swim lesson program, students are divided into one of the 11 different levels taught by a certified instructor. Rengstorff Park Pool, 201 S Rengstorff Ave and Eagle Park Pool,650 Franklin St.

Club Rec Juniors & Seniors

Mountain View

Club Rec Juniors and Seniors is open for youth 6-11 years old. These traditional day camps are filled with fun theme weeks, weekly trips, swimming, games, crafts and more! Monta Loma Elementary School, 490 Thompson Ave.

Foothills Day Camp

Palo Alto

What will you discover? Foothills Day and Fun Camps, for youth ages 8-10 and 5-7 respectively, includes canoeing, hiking, animal identification games, crafts, and more- all for less than $5 an hour. Registration begins February 15th for residents. (February 22nd for non-residents.) Hurry, spaces are limited!

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Palo Alto

Exciting programs for kindergartners through teens include swimming, field trips, sports and more. Enroll your child in traditional or special focus camps like Surfing, Archery, Animal Adventure, Circus Camp and over 50 others! Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way

Kim Grant Tennis Academy & Summer Camps


Palo Alto Menlo Park/Redwood City

Fun and Specialized junior camps for Mini (3-5), Beginner, Intermediate 1&2, Advanced and Elite Players. Weekly programs designed by Kim Grant to improve players technique, fitness, agility, mental toughness and all around tennis game. Camps in Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Redwood City. Come make new friends and have tons of FUN!!

Nike Tennis Camps


Stanford University

Dick Gould’s 43rd Annual Stanford Tennis School offers day camps for both juniors & adults. Weekly junior overnight & extended day camps run by John Whitlinger & Lele Forood. Junior Day Camp run by Brandon Coupe & Frankie Brennan.

1-800-NIKE-CAMP (645-3226)

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.

Spring Down Camp Equestrian Center


Portola Valley

Spring Down Camp teaches basic to advanced horsemanship skills. Ages 6-99 welcome! Daily informative lecture, riding lesson, supervised hands-on ski-ll practice, safety around horses, tacking/untacking of own camp horse, and arts/crafts.

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Ages 7 and up. New to sport or have experience, we have a camp for you. Half day or Full day option for boys and girls. All the camps offer fundamental skill work, position work, scrimmages and games.


Summer at Saint Francis

Mountain View

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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Anti-Semitism rears its ugly head in Mountain View

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hristopher Parkinson’s bigoted rants against women and Jews are an embarrassment to Mountain View and should be met with his swift removal from his appointed seat on a city committee. Parkinson, the chair of the Mountain View Visual Arts Committee, recently unleashed a misogynistic and antiSemitic tirade against City Council member Ronit Bryant on the Voice’s Town Square forum, using language reminiscent of Nazi propaganda. Apparently provoked by mildly disparaging comments that Bryant made about the placement of two large segments of the Berlin Wall that were donated to the city, Parkinson revealed his deeply disturbing views of women and what he calls “the Rothschild mind.� In doing so, he evoked a hateful anti-Jewish conspiracy theory that’s more than 100 years old and discredited by all but the most diehard of anti-Semites. When the Voice questioned Parkinson about his posting, which was removed from the website for its offensive language, he first defended it, then said he would deny it, then expanded upon it — in writing. He followed up by threatening legal action to harass city officials, saying that as a law school graduate, he could file court documents that would cause the city to spend “hundreds of thousands in legal fees just answering.� “This city has deep pockets and I will make them bleed if my 1st Amendment rights are violated,� Parkinson said in an email he sent to Bryant. Naturally, Parkinson is free to hold whatever personal NLETTERS VOICES FROM THE COMMUNITY

WHY TALIBAN VIEWS IN MOUNTAIN VIEW? (1) I was shocked to read that a citizen, representing Mountain View on our Arts Committee, has expressed views in keeping with the Taliban. He should be dismissed immediately. (2) The San Antonio Shopping center grows uglier by the day. I am waiting for tenants living above Safeway to complain about delivery hours. Whatever was the council thinking when okaying this project? Betty Lucke Lilac Lane

THANK YOU FOR HIGHLIGHTING JOBTRAIN I want to thank you for running the article on Peter

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Hertzmann’s volunteer work at JobTrain (Voice March 22). Peter is a valued gift to JobTrain’s students, and we thank you for acknowledging his efforts. So many of the students who come here have hit rock bottom in their lives. We feel privileged to be able to help them get their lives together and develop skills which will give them not only steady employment but also a career in which they can grow and thrive. Peter, as is true of all our volunteers, is an integral part of the students’ success. JobTrain is indeed blessed to have such remarkable community involvement. Thank you again for highlighting Peter’s efforts and the mission of JobTrain. Karen Lundberg JobTrain

views he chooses, no matter how odious. But evoking the freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment doesn’t mean that the city can’t take action to remove him from his office as an appointed city official. Besides showing very poor judgment, he has clearly violated the city’s code of conduct. The code requires elected and appointed officials to “refrain from abusive conduct, personal charges or verbal attacks upon the character or motives of the City Council, the boards, commission, committees, staff and the public,� according to Mayor John Inks, who sent Parkinson a letter last week admonishing him for his comments. Bryant, perhaps understandably, has refused to comment publicly about Parkinson’s attacks. One would hope that other city officials would be more vocal in their rejection of Parkinson’s disturbing comments, but other than City Manager Dan Rich saying in an email that the city “does not condone Mr. Parkinson’s comments,� only council member Margaret Abe-Koga has spoken out. At last week’s council meeting, Abe-Koga said, “As someone who has received hate mail for the color of my skin, I need to say this is unacceptable. This is not a community that tolerates this, I believe.� We share that belief. One of Mountain View’s greatest strengths is its diversity, and the city deserves representatives who respect the contributions of all of its residents, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or creed. To remain silent when any group is vilified or attacked is to do a great disservice to every member of the Mountain View community. CORRECTION A statement in last week’s editorial was not correct. Barron Park Supply, an institution on San Antonio Road, did not take a buyout and open a restaurant. In

fact the company has reopened its store at 300 W. El Camino Real in Mountain View. The Voice regrets the error.




Full steam ahead


By Sheila Himmel

Clockwise from top: Chef Alan Yao cooks in the open kitchen at Steam in Palo Alto; the spicy wine seafood noodle soup; lunchtime diners.


eannie Lee found a need and filled it with Steam, littlesister restaurant to her family’s elegant Tai Pan in downtown Palo Alto. Now you can get dim sum, the Cantonese tea snacks, and a variety of modern Chinese dishes, in a chic, Continued on next page April 5, 2013 ■ Mountain View Voice ■ ■



Steam 209 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-322-1888 Hours: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. daily

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casual and cozy setting. Steam seats just 55 people. In olden days, you had to go to Millbrae or San Francisco for dim sum, which was brought around on rolling carts but served only at certain times, usually weekend brunch. At Steam, you can

watch flames leaping and chefs wielding giant woks at all hours. Steam’s centerpiece is a gleaming stainless-steel open kitchen. At Tai Pan, the entry is marble and the extensive menu features a full bar. Steam is progressive, with clean lines and long wood strips hanging from high ceilings. The only spot of

color is a striking pink orchid. Except for the one long family table, blocky wood tables and chairs can easily be rearranged. The acoustics aren’t great. No matter. The food is very good and Steam is fun. They have actual servers, not the impersonal take-a-number system of so many chain restaurants pouring into Palo


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Alto. Strictly authentic it is not. Nor as cheap as you’d find at one of the dim sum giants in Cupertino or San Jose. But listen: This is a Chinese restaurant that serves lattes. Don’t go expecting shark-fin soup. Dim sum dumplings are served in bamboo steamers on strips of steamed cabbage, to which they do not stick. Cooked to order, they don’t sit around on carts and get gummy. Har gow (three for $3) were fresh and hot — a little


too hot to eat right away — with shrimp peeking through translucent rice-paper skins. Fried shrimp balls (three for $3) were a little greasy, but not annoyingly so, crusted in shredded wonton skins. All were small, including scallop with seafood (two for $3) but sweet and fresh. More innovative, spicy wine seafood noodle soup ($8) was chili-inflected but not too hot, with one green lip mussel, a scallop, some prawns, surimi and chunks of fish. Again,

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 nothing was cooked to death. A good-size portion, eggplant and minced chicken in clay pot ($10) had meltingly tender eggplant with chewy skins. Textures also hit the mark in sticky jasmine fried rice with chopped beef ($10). There’s beer, of course, and a good variety of wines by the glass ($6). A couple of friends walked in as we were getting our first course. As we were seated at the family table with no neighbors, they were able to sit down with us and demonstrate how Steam works for vegetarians who eat fish. There’s a good mix of vegetables, and they aren’t overcooked. The spinach dumplings (three for $3) had a nice mineral kick; sauteed broccoli ($8) was salted just enough and free of goopy sauce; and the only downside of the mu shu vegetable ($12) was an uneven

number of pancakes for an even number of diners. Best of all, when one of them asked if the beef chow fun could be made vegetarian, the server “didn’t look at me like I just came in from outer space.� However, service is far from seamless. There were a lot of servers, a lot of to-and-fro, but occasional gaps in delivery. Only the proprietor understood a question about glutenfree items, the answer being to special-order. Still, Steam is a breath of fresh air. V

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8FFLFOE NMOVIETIMES All showtimes are for Friday through Sunday only unless otherwise noted. For other times, as well as reviews and trailers, go to

NMOVIEREVIEWS Admission (PG-13) ((1/2 Century 16: 12:25, 4, 7:10 & 9:50 p.m. Century 20: 11:45 a.m. & 2:20, 5, 7:35 & 10:15 p.m. The Birds (1963) Stanford Theatre: Fri 7:30 p.m. Sat-Sun 3:20 & 7:30 p.m. The Call (R) Century 16: 11:20 a.m. & 1:50, 4:10, 7:40 & 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 12:40, 3:05, 5:30, 7:50 & 10:25 p.m. The Croods (PG) ((1/2 Century 16: 11 a.m. & 3:40 & 8:50 p.m. In 3D 1:20 & 6:10 p.m. Century 20: 11 a.m. & 1:30, 4, 6:30 & 9 p.m. In 3D 12:05, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40 & 10:05 p.m. Evil Dead (2013) (R) Century 16: 11:40 a.m. & 2:10, 4:30, 7:50 & 10:40 p.m. (Last show at 10:15 p.m. on Sun.) Century 20: 11:40 a.m. & 12:50, 2, 3:10, 4:20, 5:35, 6:50, 8, 9:15 & 10:25 p.m. From Up on Poppy Hill (PG) ((( Palo Alto Square: Fri and Sat 2, 4:30, 7:25 & 9:50 p.m. Sun 2, 4:30 & 7:25 p.m. G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG-13) Century 16: 11:30 a.m. & 2:20, 3:20, 5:20, 8:30 & 9:20 p.m. In 3D 11 a.m. & 12:30, 1:40, 4:20, 6:20, 7:30 & 10:40 p.m. (Last show 10:15 p.m. on Sun.) Century 20: 11:50 a.m. & 2:35, 5:30, 8:05 & 10:45 p.m. In 3D 11:15 a.m. & 12:45, 1:55, 3:25, 4:35, 6:10, 7:15, 8:50 & 9:55 p.m. The Godfather (1972) (R) Century 16: Wed 2 & 7 p.m. The Host (PG-13) 1/2 Century 16: 12:30, 3:35, 7 & 10 p.m. Sat 12:30, 3:35, 7 & 10 p.m. Century 20: 10:55 a.m. & 1:40, 4:40, 7:30 & 10:30 p.m. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13) (( 20: 11:25 a.m. & 4:50 & 10:20 p.m.


Jurassic Park (2013) (PG-13) Century 16: 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. In 3D noon & 2, 3:10, 7, 8:20 & 10:20 p.m. Life of Pi (PG) (((1/2 Century 20: 1:25 & 7:15 p.m. In 3D 4:20 & 10:10 p.m. No (R) (((1/2 Aquarius Theatre: 2:30, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. Olympus Has Fallen (R) Century 16: 12:10, 3:50, 7:20 & 10:20 p.m. Century 20: 11:30 a.m. & 12:55, 2:15, 3:45, 5:05, 6:40, 7:55, 9:35 & 10:45 p.m. Oz the Great and Powerful (PG) ((1/2 Century 16: 2:40 & 9:10 p.m. In 3D 11:10 a.m. & 6:05 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m. & 2:25, 5:25 & 8:25 p.m. In 3D 1:05, 4:05, 7:05 & 10:10 p.m. Psycho (1960) Stanford Theatre: Fri 5:30 & 9:40 p.m. Sat 5:30 & 9:40 p.m. Sun 5:30 & 9:40 p.m. Quartet (PG-13) (((

Guild Theatre: 1, 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R) midnight. The Sapphires (PG-13) p.m.

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Silver Linings Playbook (R)

Century 20: 1:55 & 7:25 p.m.

Spring Breakers (R) Century 16: noon & 2:30, 4:50, 8 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 1, 3:20, 5:50, 8:15 & 10:35 p.m. Starbuck (R) Palo Alto Square: Fri-Sat 1:45, 4:20, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m. Sun 1:45, 4:20 & 7:15 p.m. Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (PG-13) Century 16: 12:20, 3:30, 6:50 & 9:40 p.m. Century 20: 11:55 a.m. & 2:35, 5:10, 7:50 & 10:30 p.m.

AQUARIUS: 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto (266-9260) CENTURY CINEMA 16: 1500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View (800-326-3264) CENTURY 20 DOWNTOWN: 825 Middlefield Road, Redwood City (800-326-3264) CINEARTS AT PALO ALTO SQUARE: 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (493-3456) STANFORD THEATRE: 221 University Ave., Palo Alto (324-3700) For show times, plot synopses and more information about any films playing at the Aquarius, visit -Skip it --Some redeeming qualities ---A good bet ----Outstanding


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Who doesn’t want the inside track to the brutally competitive college-admission process? At its best, director Paul Weitz’s uneven comedy skewers students, parents and the Ivy League alike over the fat-envelope frenzy endured by so many. Adapted from Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novel of the same title, the narrative focuses on admissions officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey). Fey excels at character-driven comedy, whether portraying the quirky “30 Rock” heroine Liz Lemon, whom she created, or stepping into the more sensible shoes of a woman who has spent 16 years recruiting students and reviewing heaps of paperwork. But even Fey can’t overcome the awkwardness of Karen Croner’s screenplay when Portia sleeps with former Dartmouth classmate John Pressman (Paul Rudd), who contends that the most gifted student (Nat Wolff) at his alternative high school might be the biological son that she secretly gave up for adoption while in college. There’s nothing wrong with the chemistry between Fey and Rudd — and everything is more than right about Lily Tomlin’s show-stealing performance as Portia’s no-nonsense, feminist mother. Yet the comedy feels surprisingly flat, considering Weitz’s comic chops as the director of “American Pie” and the more nuanced “About a Boy.” Thousands of our nation’s best and brightest lead fulfilling lives, despite once being denied entry into the ivy-covered universities of their choice. Nor will the disappointing “Admission” define the future of its talented ensemble cast. Rated PG-13 for language and some sexual material. 1 hour, 57 minutes. — T.H.

THE CROODS---1/2 Monty Python alum John Cleese once cowrote a book called “Families and How to Survive Them.” Given that, I suppose my jaw shouldn’t have dropped, then, to see his co-story credit on the animated adventure “The Croods,” in which a bickering modern Stone Age family daily enthuses, “Still alive!” Nevertheless, Cleese’s name comes as a surprise after an hour and a half, given the degree to which “The Croods” — though set in a world of mortal danger — plays it safe. Writer-directors Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders (the latter best known for “How to Train Your Dragon”) carry the rock over the finish line with enough slapsticky action and mild gags to hold kids’ attention. But discerning audience members will wish for more in the plot department and greater courage in convictions. Even as it panders to kids, “The Croods” takes care not to offend parents too badly for being behind the times, as there’s also a theme of parental sacrifice and unspoken love, rewarded with hugs all around at the end. It’s just disappointing that “The Croods” feels an obligation to be reassuring and noncommittal, wrapping up with the thought “Anyone can change. Well, sort of.” Rated PG for some scary action. One hour, 38 minutes. — T.H.


There’s nothing supernatural about the latest film from Hayao Miyazaki’s legend-

ary animation house Studio Ghibli. No one flies; animals don’t speak; and the only sparkles come off Tokyo Bay. Still, there’s magic in the craft of hand-drawn animation, a defiantly old-fashioned style here applied to a nostalgic story. The story concerns Umi Matsuzaki (dubbed by Sarah Bolger), a high-schooler living and working in a boarding house overlooking the bay. In the absence of her mother, a medical professor studying abroad, Umi looks after her grandmother and younger siblings. Entirely unlike the audio-visual onslaught customary in American animated features, “From Up On Poppy Hill” feels like a nature walk with friends. That will be some folks’ knock against the movie, a J-teen romance that’s unabashedly sentimental and could just as easily have been filmed in live-action. It’s fair to say that the film will appeal less to the jaded and more to tweeners who still dream in chastely romantic terms about having someone to hold hands with. Taken on its own terms, “From Up on Poppy Hill” is plain nice, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Rated PG for mild thematic elements and incidental smoking images. One hour, 31 minutes. — P.C.

THE HOST ---1/2

“Kiss me like you want to get slapped.” When a character comes out with this howler in “The Host,” it’s enough to make you wonder if writer-director Andrew Niccol — adapting Stephenie Meyer’s YA novel — is having a laugh at someone’s expense ... as in taking the money and running. The film proposes a future in which an alien invasion has left the vast majority of Earthlings possessed by delicate-tendriled light slugs. No, really, that’s the plot. How delicatetendriled light slugs that can fit in the palm of one’s hand achieved interstellar travel and conquered, y’know, Earth, maybe they’ll explain that in the prequel. “The Host” proves inept at character development and even worse at trying to develop any tension. The picture feints in the direction of philosophy: The alien “Souls” see their symbiosis as entirely natural, and instead of changing the culture of each world, they “experience it and perfect it.” On Earth, they’ve eliminated hunger, healed the environment and ended international conflict. Of course, they’ve also mind-raped most of humanity into something very near brain-death, so they probably won’t be winning any “Humanitarians of the Year” awards. Do not consume “The Host” before operating heavy machinery. Fits of giggling may ensue. Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence. Two hours, five minutes. — P.C.


The film-going public was introduced to funnyman Steve Carell as a supporting player to Jim Carrey’s lead in the God-complex comedy “Bruce Almighty” (2003). Ten years later, Carrey is playing backup to Carell’s protagonist in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.” And while the roles have reversed, the outcome is similar — a middling chuckler with lackluster writing that fails to leave a lasting impression. Magic serves as an entertaining backdrop for this

otherwise mediocre undertaking, with Carell playing the part of applauded Las Vegas magician Burt Wonderstone. “Wonderstone” misses the mark is that magic itself is meant much more for the stage than the big screen. In person, magic can be hypnotic, but on film it is little more than adequate visual effects. And while the reunion of Carell and Carrey is something of a treat, the dynamic duo can’t quite pull a rabbit out of this cinematic hat. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, dangerous stunts, a drugrelated incident and language. 1 hour, 40 minutes. — T.H.

LIFE OF PI ---1/2

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 “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.

NO ---1/2

“Disappeared” detainees. Political executions. Torture. Rigged elections. Put these up for a vote by the people, and one wouldn’t expect a nailbiter election. Yet that’s the story of “No,” Pablo Larrain’s drama about 1988’s up-or-down vote on Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, and the advertising war waged to sway the populace. The third film in Larrain’s loose trilogy set in the Pinochet era, “No” casts Mexican star Gael Garcia Bernal as ad man Rene Saavedra (a composite character representing Jose Manuel Salcedo and Enrique Garcia), who — despite the risks to career, self and family — joins the “No” campaign as the key creative force behind 27 nights of videos to run adjacent to videos by the “Yes” campaign. A plebiscite will then determine whether Pinochet gets another term, unopposed. “No” ably captures the cultural moment, clarifying how fear and a protectiveness of economic growth bolster the “Yes” side, and how perhaps

8FFLFOE only the successful campaigner for “Free Cola” could harness music, rebelliousness and romance to make the sale for “No.” Rated R for language. One hour, 58 minutes. — P.C.

finds his first foray into 3D creatively invigorating, at least in visual terms. Rated PG for sequences of action and scary images, and brief mild language. Two hours, 10 minutes. — P.C.



The “sound-alike” has long been a practice of those looking to borrow the cachet of a piece of music with a knockoff. Well, Disney has a shiny new “Oz” movie that’s a “look-alike” of Warner property “The Wizard of Oz.” This prequel tells how the Wizard installed himself in the Emerald City. James Franco plays roguish carnival magician Oscar Diggs (aka “Oz”), whose balloon gets whipped by a tornado into the magical land of Oz. There he meets a fetching witch named Theodora (Mila Kunis), who informs him that he must be the wizard foretold in prophecy to inherit the Emerald City throne. Theodora takes Oz to meet her sister Evanora (Rachel Weisz), who regards him with suspicion but sends him on a mission to kill witch Glinda (Michelle Williams) and earn his position. In story terms, this sort of connect-the-dots prequel is basically a dead end, warned not to stray from its yellow-brick road and doomed to a foregone conclusion. The script by Mitchell Kapner and Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (“Rabbit Hole”) mostly settles for revisiting every trope of the original story rather than trying to break ground. “Oz” gets saved from the junk heap by Franco and especially by director Sam Raimi, who happily treats the enterprise as a sandbox. Like Ang Lee and Martin Scorsese before him, Raimi

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 senior-citizen movie remains a showcase for elder talent, which Hoffman maximizes not only with stars but also with supporting players who, once upon a time, made theatrical, operatic and musical history. “Quartet” is no classic, but with the talent involved, it’s certainly catchy. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and suggestive humor. One hour, 39 minutes. — P.C.


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‘Breath of Spring’ The Pacific Art League hosts a gallery opening and reception for “Breath of Spring.” April 5, 5:30-8 p.m. Free. Pacific Art League, 227 Forest Ave., Palo Alto. ‘Channeling Picasso’ An exhibit of paintings and sculpture by Charlotte Coqui. Reception April 6, 6-8 p.m. Exhibit through April 27, Tue. and Wed. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-326-1668. www.galleryhouse2. com Naomi Mindelzun Palo Alto artist Naomi Mindelzun displays mixed-media paintings and drawings on such topics as bird wings, river rocks and moonscapes. April 2-28, Tue-Sat from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun from noon to 4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.

BENEFITS ‘Dreaming In Color’ benefiting Special Spaces Allure Salon will present a makeover show and silent auction to benefit Special Spaces, a nonprofit that provides room makeovers for children and teenagers with life threatening illnesses. For tickets: April 12, 5-9 p.m. $25 or donation. Allure Salon, 888 Villa St., Mountain View. Call 650-996-1658. www. ‘Really Ragtime’ A benefit concert for the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, featuring Frederick Hodges. April 7, 2-4 p.m. $25. Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Call 650-561-3215.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS ‘Building Healthy Soil’ Master Gardener Ann Burrell will lead a class on how to prep beds for crops year-round, including how to dig and amend clay soil to improve its structure, when and how to cut and chop in cover crops, and deciding when to use additional compost and fertilizer. April 6, 10-11 a.m. Free. Master Gardener Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto. Call 408-282-3105. mastergardeners. org/scc.html ‘All About Einstein Without Math’ The class will explore Einstein’s science in everyday language with Foothill’s Andrew Fraknoi. Physics 12 explains the theories of relativity, the ideas at the heart of the atom and what Stephen Hawking. For more info: Web.pdf. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 9-June 25, 6-8:30 p.m. Foothill registration fee. Foothill College, Room 5015, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. ‘Balance and Fall Prevention’ Wendy Stimson hosts a balance and fall prevention class in which she will teach strategies for improving strength and spatial awareness. Call to register. Space is limited. April 10, 10-11 a.m. Free. Wendy Stimson, P.T., 851 Fremont Ave., Suite 110, Los Altos. Call 650-947-0257. ‘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. ‘Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra’ A friendly monthly gathering for musicians of all instruments and all levels of skill to play symphony orchestra music together for fun, no performance and no pressure. Music provided, members bring instrument, stand, appetizers to share and good humor. Register through website. Sundays, Jan. 27-June 30, 2-5 p.m. $10/session or $25/three sessions. Los Altos Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave, Los Altos. Call 650-793-2218. www.tacosv. com ‘Youth Intro to Studio Production’ This one-week camp introduces youth to media production. Students will use KMVT’s studio equipment to gain basic skills in screenwriting, storyboarding, camera work, lighting, directing, sound design, acting and editing. Monday-Friday, April 8-12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $325. KMVT Com-


munity Television, 1400 Terra Bella Ave., Suite M, Mountain View. Call 650-968-1540. www. AKASH: Ancient Keys for Attaining Success and Happiness The principles taught here are based on the ancient Yoga Sutras. Attend every Wednesday from April 3 through May 8 to learn about the ancient keys for attaining success and happiness. 7:30 - 9 p.m. $10 per class or $40 for complete series East West Bookstore, 324 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-988-9800. Autism Spectrum Disorders Parent Education Program The Stanford Autism Center at Packard Children’s Hospital presents “Building Independence with Homework and Chores” for parents of children ages six to 11 years. The workshop is presented by Dr. Jennifer Phillips. For parents of children/adolescents ages 12 to 18 years, the workshop will be presented by Dr. Linda Lotspeich. April 13, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30. Stanford University, 401 Quarry Road, Stanford. Call 650-721-6327. www.childspsychiatry. First Aid with Adult CPR/AED This American Red Cross course meets OSHA Guidelines for First Aid Programs and combines lecture, interactive video demonstrations featuring emergency scenarios that are likely to occur in a workplace environment and hands-on training to teach participants lifesaving skills. April 5, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Cost is $90. American Red Cross Silicon Valley, 400 Mitchell Lane, Palo Alto. siliconvalley Foothill College Spring Registration Spring registration is ongoing through April 7; classes begin April 8. Many courses go toward a specialized career certificate or associate degree, or focus on upgrading job skills. $31 per unit for California residents. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-7325. Hatha Yoga Yoga teacher Vasanthi Bhat and her students will demonstrate short segments of yoga aimed at managing stress, relaxation, improving flexibility and concentration, and easing various medical symptoms. April 6, 2:45-6:30 p.m. $20. ($12 seniors/children, $55 families.) Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Call 408-833-4641. www. Improv Workshop Avenidas hosts an improvisation workshop with skill-building exercises and short dramas. No previous experience is required. Starting April 11, Thursdays from 1 - 2:45 p.m. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers Avenidas, 450 Bryant St, Palo Alto. Call 650-289-5436.

CLUBS/MEETINGS Astronomy Club Meeting Monthly meeting of the Peninsula Astronomical Society including a free public talk by Elinor Gates of Lick Observatory on black holes. The college’s observatory will be open after the meeting from 9 to 11 p.m., weather permitting. April 12, 7:30-9 p.m. Free ($3 parking). Foothill College, Room 5015, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Charity-of-the-Month Knit & Crochet Club Inaugural meeting of a new club dedicated to making items for charity. Participants will make squares to be joined into afghans for homeless shelters and nursing homes. Tuesdays, April 9-Sept. 10, 3-5 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library program room, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-948-7683.

CONCERTS Edward Parks, baritone, and John Churchwell, pianist A recital by Edward Parks, who made his Metropolitan Opera debut in the 2009-2010 season as Fiorello in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia.” The performance will feature works by Grieg, Strauss, Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Griffes and Quilter. April 7, 2:30 p.m. $10 general; $9 seniors; $5 non-Stanford students; Stanford students free. Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford. music.

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Laura Dahl, pianist; Jerome Simas, clarinet; and Laura Decher Wayte, soprano The trio performs selections from Schubert, Schumann, Debussy, Vaughan Williams, Chabrier and Gershwin. April 6, 8 p.m. $5-$10. Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford. calendar.html Palo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra concert The Palo Alto Philharmonic performs the world premiere of Lee Actor’s Symphony No. 3. Also on the program is Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and “The Banks of the Green Willow” by George Butterworth. Pre-concert lecture at 7:30 p.m. April 6, 8 p.m. Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

DANCE Stanford University’s Cardinal Dance Fusion Stanford University’s Cardinal Dance Fusion features choreography created and performed by Stanford University’s student dance company Cardinal Ballet, as well as performances by eight other Stanford dance groups. The show ranges from classical ballet to African dance. April 5 and 6, 8-10 p.m. $10. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford. Call 952-270-8335.

ENVIRONMENT Castro City Neighborhood Tree Walk Mountain View Trees Director and ISA Certified Arborist Katherine Naegele will lead a short walk providing information about many local trees. Children accompanied by an adult are welcome. Refreshments provided. April 6, 10-11:30 a.m. Free (donations accepted). Castro City Neighborhood, 100 South Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-564-7620.

EXHIBITS ‘A Place of Magic’ An exhibit of Baylands nature photography by Salvatore Ventura. Proceeds from the works for sale benefit local nature education. Through June 1. Free. The EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Call 650493-8000, ext. 340. php?page=photography-exhibit---salvatoreventura Ry Smith Los Altos Hills-sponsored art exhibit of paintings by Ry Smith, a designer of high-tech products. Exhibit up through Aug. 28. Free. Los Altos Hills town hall, 26379 Fremont Road , Los Altos Hills. Call 650-941-8073.

FAMILY AND KIDS Hidden Villa Stargazing Hidden Villa hosts a stargazing night with hot cocoa where the whole family can create a star chart and learn about the night sky’s constellations, stars and planets. April 13, 8-10 p.m. $10. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-9704. www. Mother’s Day Mini Photo Shoots Maria D. Photography will be on-site at Ava’s Downtown Market giving 15 minute professional photo sessions. Participants can then choose a photo from a private online gallery to give as a Mother’s Day gift. April 14, 1-4 p.m. $50. Ava’s Downtown Market, 340 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 925290-8454. ‘Scoop on Poop’ Hidden Villa hosts a gardening class for preschoolers. The class will visit Hidden Villa’s farm animals, learn how manure is used to grow plants and plant baby seedlings. April 11, 2-4 p.m. $20 (Ages 3-5 and caregiver). Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-9704. Sheep-Shearing Day Visitors will see the farm’s sheep get their annual haircuts, and watch herding dogs round up sheep. Demo booths and activities on how wool goes from sheep to sweaters. Advance online registration required. April 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $12. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills.

NHIGHLIGHT ‘BEING EARNEST’ TheatreWorks presents the world premiere of “Being Earnest” a new musical from Paul Gordon. Set in 1965 London, this adaptation moves “The Importance of Being Earnest” to a bachelor flat near Carnaby Street, where mod fashion, music and morality inspires a quartet of lovers. Tues-Sun, April 3-28. $23-$73. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-463-1960 .

HEALTH Pelvic health program for women of all ages The El Camino Hospital is offering a seven-week, 14 session exercise and educational program, designed to help strengthen muscles to achieve a stronger pelvic core, flatter abs and improved bladder control. April 9 through May 23, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $150. Park Pavilion Outpatient Rehab Department, 2400 Grant Road, Mountain View. www.

LIVE MUSIC New Music for Treble Voices Festival Peninsula Women’s Chorus showcases women’s and children’s choirs on the Pacific Coast: Musae of San Francisco, the Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley and the Elektra Women’s Chorus from Vancouver, British Columbia. April 7, 5 p.m. $20; free for students 21 & under with ID All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto. event/2796658 Pedal Steel guitarist Kerry Johnson performs live Local Pedal Steel guitarist Kerry Johnson will be performing live with the Country Jeb Boynton Band at Dana Street Roasting Cafe. It’s a free show with very limited seating, so attendees can bring lawn chairs. April 6, 8-10 p.m. Free. Dana Street Roasting Co., 744 W. Dana St., Mountain View. calendar.html Wesla Whitfield at Bus Barn Jazz vocalist Wesla Whitfield, in concert with pianist Mike Greensill and bassist Dean Reilly, performs music from the Great American Songbook. April 14, 5-6:30 p.m. $45. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos, . Call 650-941-0551. www. 68-1502.

ON STAGE ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ The Bus Barn Theater presents “The House of Blue Leaves,” a comedy about America’s obsession with celebrity. Winner of the 1971 Critics Award and the Obie Award for Best American Play. Playing April 11 through May 5, Wednesday through Sunday. $18-$30. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-941-0551. ‘Pear Slices 2013’ The Pear Avenue Theatre presents its 10th annual offering of new short plays by members of the Pear Playwrights Guild. Featuring eight actors in nine original works. Sunday performances are at 2:00 pm. April 5 through 28, Thursdays through Sundays, 8-10 p.m. $10-$30 Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Avenue, Mountain View. Call 650-254-1148.

RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY ‘Insight Meditation South Bay’ Shaila Catherine and guest teachers lead a weekly “Insight Meditation” sitting followed by a talk on Buddhist teachings. Tuesdays, March 19-May 14, 7:30-9 p.m. St. Timothy’s/Edwards Hall, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View. Call 650-857-0904. East West Psychic Fair Visitors can learn about past-life illumination, angelic guidance, spirit-channeled messages and healings. Prices vary by practitioner. April 6-7, Noon-6 p.m. East West Bookstore, 324 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-988-9800. Holocaust Remembrance Event Annual community Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance event: Life and Resistance in the Ghettos: 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising will be held April 7, 5 p.m. Beth Am Congregation, Los Altos. 5-7 p.m. Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-8544482. Messages from the ‘Other Side’ East West Bookstore hosts energy healer and medium Alexandra Leclere for an evening of direct messages from the “other side.” Call 650-988-9800 to reserve a seat. April 12, 7:30 - 9 p.m. Free. East

West Bookstore, 324 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-988-9800.

SENIORS ‘The Vintage Years’ Avenidas hosts Dr. Francine Toder, author of “The Vintage Years: Finding Your Inner Artist After Sixty.” Her book explains the latest brain findings in everyday terms while detailing the lives of more than 20 artists who took up music, writing or other artistic pursuits after they turned 60. Those interested can call or stop by the front desk to register. April 8, 2-3:30 p.m. $2 (free for members). Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 650-289-5436. www. Special Presentation: 911 County Paramedics and real Emergency Medicine Technicians (EMTs)will be present at this special presentation to answer questions on what to do during an emergency situation. April 9, 1-2 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330. Sudoku Dick Guertin will introduce participants to the puzzle game, Sudoku, and to techniques that will help to solve puzzles. April 11, 1-2 p.m. Free. 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 information for 2012 and copy of their 2011 return. All tax returns are electronically filed. Call for appointment. Fridays through April 12, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 650-2895428.

TALKS/AUTHORS An evening with Amy Tan and Louann Brizendine The Oshman Family JCC will host Amy Tan, author of ‘The Joy Luck Club’ for an interview with author Louann Brizendine, M.D. April 11, 7:30-9 p.m. $25 for members and students, $22 for Moldaw residents, $30 for non-members, $35 at the door. Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Jose Antonio Vargas Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who went public as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times, will talk about his personal experience and his perspective on immigration reform. April 7, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $25 advance/$30 day of event. (Students $5.) Sequoia High School, Carrington Hall, 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City. Call 650-494-3941. sassscholars. Joshua Mohr at Books Inc. Author Joshua Mohr talks about his latest book, ‘Fight Song,’ a novel about modern suburban life. April 9, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 301 Castro Street, Mountain View. POST Wallace Stegner lecture Series The Peninsula Open Space Trust hosts a lecture series with Jeff Goodell, author, journalist and contributing editor at Rolling Stone. His books include a memoir, “The Rise and Fall of a Silicon Valley Family,” and a book called “How to Cool the Planet.” April 8, 8-10 p.m. Cost is $22. Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-854-7696. www. SRI Talk With John Markoff John Markoff of The New York Times will explore SRI International’s beginnings, and how research moves from laboratory to marketplace, with William Mark, vice president of information and computing sciences and SRI’s CEO Curt Carlson. Registration required at April 17, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. www.

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Jobs 500 Help Wanted LVNS (on-call) and Caregivers -All Shifts Caregivers to work in a Assisted Living Community. Must have good communication skills. Will train. CNA - NOC Shift on-call to work in Dementia Unit. Good Oral/written skills. Experience a plus. Will train. Apply in person at: Palo Alto Commons 4075 El Camino Way Palo Alto CA 94306 Facilities Superintendent Mountain View-based, Christcentered church seeks a Facilities Superintendent. Position is defined for 32 hours per week, including Sundays and major liturgical dates (e.g. Christmas Eve). Interested candidates should forward a current resume and at least three references by email to Last date for submissions to be considered is April 15, 2013.

Full Charge Bookkeeper Position Portola Valley Commercial Property Mgmt. Co. seeking a full time full charge Bookkeeper. Duties include, accounts payable/receivable, general ledger maintenance for accrual and cash basis book and monthly reporting. Multi property / entity accounting and five years experience a must. Please email resume to or fax to 650-851-2190.


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1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement T2 MUAY THAI FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 576654 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: T2 Muay Thai, located at 140-144 S. Whisman Rd., Suite G, Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): RYAN ROY 1028 S. De Anza Blvd. #B211 San Jose, CA 95129 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name (s) listed herein on 01/14/13. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on March 29, 2013. (MVV Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013) FRAUSTO FITNESS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 575500 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Frausto Fitness, located at 144 S. Whisman Suite G, Mt. View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): PAUL FRAUSTO 1841 Bristol Bay San Jose, CA 95131 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 10/3/12. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on February 28, 2013. (MVV Mar. 22, 29, Apr. 5, 12, 2013) MIDDLEFIELD LAUNDROMAT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 575315 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Middlefield Laundromat, located at 235 E. Middlefield Road #4, Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A General Partnership. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): JENNIFER POON 538 Arastradero Palo Alto, CA 94306 YOLANDA CHAU 1493 Yukon Dr. Sunnyvale, CA 94027 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 25, 2013. (MVV Mar. 15, 22, 29, Apr. 5, 2013) THE WIVES OF BATH PRESS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 575778 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: The Wives of Bath Press, located at 223 Vincent Drive, Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A General Partnership. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): BAIRD NUCKOLLS 223 Vincent Dr. Mtn. View, CA 94041 HEATHER HAVEN 5512 Cribari Bend San Jose, CA 95135 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 3/1/13. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on March 7, 2013. (MVV Mar. 15, 22, 29, Apr. 5, 2013) CJM ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 575729 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: CJM Administrative Services, located at 306 Central Avenue, 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): CAROL J. MITCHELL 306 Central Ave. Mt. 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 March 6, 2013. (MVV Mar. 15, 22, 29, Apr. 5, 2013) MOUNTAIN VIEW FLYERS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 575795 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Mountain View Flyers, located at 830 Leong Dr., 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): RAFI A. KUSHAN 11074 Inspiration Cir. Dublin, CA 94568

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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 March 7, 2013. (MVV Mar. 15, 22, 29, Apr. 5, 2013) OREGON DIAMOND FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 575325 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Oregon Diamond, located at 523 Walker Dr. #5, 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): ENDER BOLUKGIRAY 523 Walker Dr. #5 Mountain View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 02-25-2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on February 25, 2013. (MVV Mar. 22, 29, Apr. 5, 12, 2013) SOUL BUDS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 576138 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Soul Buds, located at 1614 Pomeroy Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): NURIT LESHEM 20305 Gillick Way Cupertino, CA 95014 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 March 14, 2013. (MVV Mar. 22, 29, Apr. 5, 12, 2013) LukAsip’s FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 575848 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: LukAsip’s, located at 414 Martin Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95050, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A General Partnership. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): DAVID LUK 937 Castilleja Ct. Los Altos, CA 94024 ESTHER LUK 937 Castilleja Ct. Los Altos, CA 94024 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 3/08/2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on March 8, 2013. (MVV Mar. 29, Apr. 5, 12, 19, 2013) NEXT STEP STYLE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 576663 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Next Step Style, located at 217 Ada Ave., #52, 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): KENDRICK POON 217 Ada Ave., #52 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 March 29, 2013. (MVV Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013)

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SPRATTMEDIA FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 576506 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Sprattmedia, located at 620 Willowgate Street #7, 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): RYAN SPRATT 620 Willowgate St. #7 Mountain View CA 94043 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 7/1/2005. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on March 26, 2013. (MVV Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013)

997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ROBERT H. RUBIN Case No.: 1-13-PR-172238 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of ROBERT H. RUBIN, ROBERT RUBIN, BOB RUBIN. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: JIANG LI in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA CLARA. The Petition for Probate requests that: JIANG LI be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on April 15, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: 3 of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, located at 191 N. First St., San Jose, CA, 95113. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: /s/ Andrea Starrett 150 Almaden Blvd., 10th Floor San Jose, CA 95113 (408)938-7900 (MVV Mar. 29, Apr. 5, 12, 2013) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: March 27, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: TOM CHAU, WANYING MAO The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1482 W El Camino Real Mountain View, CA 94040-2406 Type of license(s) applied for: 41 - ON-SALE BEER AND WINE EATING PLACE (MVV Apr. 5, 2013) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: KATHERINE A. ORR, aka KATHY ORR Case No.: 1-13-PR171887 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of KATHERINE A. ORR, aka KATHY ORR. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: DAVID ORR in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA CLARA. The Petition for Probate requests that: DAVID ORR be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to

probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on April 29, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: 3 of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, located at 191 N. First St., San Jose, CA, 95113. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as define in section 58 (b) of California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: /s/ Janet L. Brewer Law Office of Janet L. Brewer 2501 Park Boulevard, Suite 100 Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650)325-8276 (MVV Apr. 5, 12, 19, 2013)

other business names and addresses used by the Seller/Licensee within three years before the date such list was delivered to Buyer/Transferee are: NONE KNOWN The assets to be sold are described in general as: ALL ASSETS OF THE BUSINESS of the business known as: TOMMY THAI EXPRESS and located at: 1482 W. EL CAMINO REAL, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 94040 The kind of license to be transferred is: ON-SALE BEER AND WINE - EATING PLACE, License Number: 41-515368 now issued for the premises located at: 1482 W. EL CAMINO REAL, MOUNTAIN VIEW CA 94040 The anticipated date of the sale/transfer is: APRIL 23, 2013 at the office of: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ESCROW


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SERVICES, INC., 5540 ALMADEN EXPRESSWAY, SAN JOSE, CA 95118 It has been agreed between the seller(s)/licensee(s) and the intended buyer(s)/transferee(s), as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions code, that the consideration for transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. All claims must be received prior to the date on which the liquor license is transferred by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Dated: MARCH 25, 2013 TOM CHAU AND WANYING MAO LA1283465 MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE 4/5/13

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: March 29, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: ASIAN BOX PALO ALTO LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 142 Castro St. Mountain View, CA 94041-1202 Type of license(s) applied for: 41 - ON-SALE BEER AND WINE EATING PLACE (MVV Apr. 5, 2013)

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Offered at $499,000 LE

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2112 Windrose Place Mountain View





List Price $699,000 Received multiple offers!






505 Cypress Point Drive Mountain View 2 bed | 1 ba | 843 sq ft 5HPRGHOHGJURXQGÀRRUFRQGR 6SDFLRXVOLYLQJURRP 3ULYDWHSDWLR

* Ranked #4 in the Los Altos office of 132 agents

List Price TBD

SHELLY POTVIN, M.A. 650.917.7994

Royce Cablayan DRE# 01062078 The #1 Selling Agent in Mountain View since 1995


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WILLOW GLEN Sun 1 - 4 $1,299,000 1333 Spencer Av 5 BR 4 BA Desirable Willow Glen neighborhood. Gorgeous Tuscan Home with old world charm! Maha Najjar DRE #01305947 650.325.6161

SAN JOSE Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $295,000 585 Valley Forge Way Beautifully renovated condo. 2 BR/2 BA open floor plan, sunny & bright.New granite counters in kit. Sara Ahsan DRE #01503694 650.941.7040

SAN JOSE Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $650,000 3570 Olsen Dr 3 BR 2 BA Located near Santana Row & Valley Fair shopping center.Remod kitchen w/wd cabinets & more! Ric Parker DRE #00992559 650.941.7040

SAN JOSE Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $849,000 637 Villa Centre Way 3 BR 2.5 BA Have the best of both worlds-a quiet,friendly neighborhood & min from of Santana Row. Marcie Soderquist DRE #01193911 650.941.7040

REDWOOD CITY Sat/Sun 1 - 4 $699,000 615 Hawes St 3 BR 2 BA Fabulous location. Versatile flrplan. Garden has 40 rose bushes, citrus trees. A paradise! Shawnna Sullivan DRE #00856563 650.325.6161

PALO ALTO Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $2,798,000 816 Embarcadero Rd 6 BR 4.5 BA Spacious Leland Manor 2006 rebuild offers 3602sf, on a 9680sf lot, w/tons of storage. Greg Stange DRE #01418178 650.325.6161

MOUNTAIN VIEW Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $680,000 217 Ada Av #36 3 BR 2 BA Spacious three bedroom and two bath condo in desirable Ada Park complex. Janet Dore & John SpillerDRE #00621176/01155772 650.324.4456

MOUNTAIN VIEW SALE PENDING! $749,888 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 $1,200,000 461 Bryant Ave 3 BR 2 BA Willing to do some “Home” work?This diamond in the rough is waiting for your creativity. Joanne Fraser DRE #00610923 650.941.7040

MOUNTAIN VIEW Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,500,000 1110 Boranda Ave 4 BR 2.5 BA Turn the key & move right in.This meticulously maintained 4bedroom, 2.5 bath home Jim Galli DRE #00944554 650.941.7040

MENLO PARK Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $499,000 1132 Henderson Av 2 BR 1 BA Stunning remodel w/designer finishes! Many updates. Bonus room, large lot, covered patio. Drew Doran DRE #01887354 650.325.6161

LOS ALTOS HILLS Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $3,985,000 11210 Hooper Ln 4 BR 4 BA Updated home on a quiet & private lane. Close to shopping & hwy 280. Shows like a model! Alexandra von der GroebenDRE #00857515 650.325.6161

LOS ALTOS Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,495,000 201 Valley St 3 BR 2.5 BA Soaring ceilings.Updated kitchen & baths. Expansive yard.Close to Village, parks & schools. Carole Feldstein DRE #00911615 650.941.7040

LOS ALTOS Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,690,000 246 Hillview Ave 2 BR 2 BA Build your dream home on this desirable, approx 11,175 sf lot or remodel the current home. Jim Galli DRE #00944554 650.941.7040

LOS ALTOS Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,575,000 1316 Arbor Av 3 BR 2.5 BA Pool, hill views, finished bonus building & a prestigious street considered the best in the Country Club. Vicki Geers DRE #01191911 650.917.7983

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■ Mountain View Voice ■ ■ April 5, 2013

Mountain View Voice 04.05.2013 - Section 1  
Mountain View Voice 04.05.2013 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the April 05.2013 edition of the Mountain View Voice