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Spring Real Estate 2013 APRIL 19, 2013 VOLUME 21, NO. 12




EPA talks about TCE with military families By Daniel DeBolt



Third-graders from Landels measure the heights of their plants in a Living Classroom project.

Living Classroom’s program growing EARTH DAY EVENT TO RECRUIT HELP FOR THE EDUCATION NON-PROFIT By Nick Veronin


hough some have trouble pronouncing the word, the students in Evelyn Wester’s third-grade class at Landels Elementary School seem to understand the mean-

ing of “hypothesis,” and they are thrilled to have accurately forecast which plants would be thriving. The control group of cauliflower, collard greens and lettuce which were planted

in untreated top soil had not grown as much as the vegetables growing in an experimental, compost-enriched pot. After taking measurements

ilitary families living on and around a toxic groundwater plume at Moffett Field aired their concerns about toxic vapors entering their homes and brown water that continues to run out of their faucets. The residents, many of whom are Army personnel stationed at Moffett (some wore Army fatigues), attended a public meeting Monday and asked EPA officials why there was no requirement that they be notified of the toxic trichloroethylene (TCE) groundwater plume that runs under a part of the 181-unit housing complex. “If this has been going on for 20 years, how come nobody told me about this when I moved in?” asked one resident after EPA officials said the plume at Moffett has been monitored for decades. The contamination comes from chemicals dumped or released over many years by the Navy, NASA and early silicon chip makers south of Highway 101. EPA’s Vicki Rosen explained that “there is no requirement” that renters be notified about

proximity to Superfund sites like Moffett’s TCE plume, though state law requires such information be disclosed when a home is sold. The concern followed weeks of news about the recent discovery of toxics on Evandale Avenue, a residential street south of Highway 101. Residents of Wescoat were assured that the levels of TCE near their homes was much lower than what was found on Evandale Avenue, where levels were as high as 130,000 parts per billion in the shallow groundwater. Most of Wescoat’s shallow groundwater is below 5 parts per billion, the level at which EPA will test a building for toxic vapor intrusion. “There’s potential for vapor intrusion into any of those buildings in the green area,” said Alana Lee, EPA project manager, pointing to a map. She offered indoor air testing to residents living above portions of the plume where TCE levels in the shallow groundwater are higher than 5 parts per billion. A number of attendees signed up for indoor air tests after the meeting. The homes at Wescoat were See MILITARY FAMILIES , page 17




efore City Council members could vote to remove or censure him Tuesday night, Chris Parkinson resigned his post as chair of the city’s Visual Arts Committee.


Parkinson faced the council’s ire for violating the city’s code of conduct in comments made online March 20 on a Voice story about placing sections of the Berlin Wall in front of Mountain View’s library — a decision he advised the council on as chair

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MV runner near blast at Boston Marathon

LASD eyes former mayor’s property

By Nick Veronin



Mountain View woman running in the Boston Marathon said she narrowly avoided the finish-line explosions, while a last-minute foot injury caused another local runner to cancel her plans to run in the historic race on April 15. Carolyn Miller told the Voice that she was approaching the finish line when she heard the first blast and “being from California, I immediately thought earthquake.” Miller was somewhere between the two bombs when each went off, just blocks from one another, and ripped through a crowd of spectators, sending shrapnel flying into runners passing by at about 2:50 p.m. Boston time — about four hours into the race. According to race registration lists, as many as 13 Mountain View residents may have been running in the Boston Marathon on Monday. As of Tuesday, Boston police reported that three people died in the two explosions, including an 8-year-old boy. According to police commissioner Ed Davis, 176 victims were taken to hospitals with 17 listed in critical condition. According to the Boston Marathon’s website, 14 men and women from Mountain View had signed up to run the race. Unscathed, Miller said she wasn’t all that scared in the immediate aftermath of the attack. Many people helped her get her belongings and get in a boat taxi that took her back to her hotel. It was only after hearing all the sirens and helicopters that the gravity of the situation began to settle in, she said. Nancy Scharfen, one of the 14 local runners, said she canceled her plans at the last minute due to a stress fracture in her foot. “I was supposed to run,” she said. The 116th installment of the See BOSTON BOMBING, page 10

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Jing Li, research scientist and lead investigator, watches Yijiang Lu as he holds the “electronic nose” developed in their lab at NASA Ames Research Center.

‘Electronic Nose’ developed by NASA Ames scientists INVENTION ALLOWS A CELL PHONE TO DETECT TOXIC GASES By Daniel DeBolt


f you’ve ever been curious to know what toxics are in the air you breathe, NASA Ames is developing an app for you. While not yet available to the public, researchers at NASA Ames Research Center have created the equivalent of an “electronic nose” — a sensor chip that uses carbon nano-tube technology to detect various toxics. Last week it won NASA’s Government Invention of the Year Award and has already been used on the International Space Station to detect toxics, an ongoing problem for humans confined to spacecraft. A prototype seen in a NASA Ames lab plugs onto the end of an iPhone, and could sell for around $35, said Jing Li, research

scientist and lead investigator. The unique component, the tiny sensor chip, would cost “less than a penny” to mass produce, Li said. “This technology can monitor the hazardous materials in the air,” Li said. “That will impact human quality of life, I think that’s very important.” Several companies have expressed interest in taking the chip into production, including a Mountain View company that seeks to place the sensors around buildings and use the GPS signal in the sensor to map levels of toxics in indoor air over a WiFi network, Li said. The list of possible uses is almost endless. The sensor could sniff out diseases by detecting chemical markers on a person’s

breath that correspond to ailments such as high blood sugar or lung cancer, Li said. Industries that use or store gases could detect leaks. The department of Homeland Security wants to use the technology to detect chemicals used in what Li called a “hazardous event” or attack on the United States. The Transportation Safety Administration also wants to use the technology to detect explosives at airports, Li said. Not surprisingly, Li says her work is well-funded. “With this invention, our people have basically created the insides of a tricorder,” said Peter Worden, director of NASA Ames, referring to the fictional See ELECTRONIC NOSE, page 11

s Target proposes to rebuild its Showers Drive store, Los Altos School District officials are apparently eyeing the land owned by former mayor Matt Pear opened up by the proposed building’s smaller footprint. The City Council voted 6-0 Tuesday to allow city planners to begin processing a plan for a new Target at 555 Showers Drive. Mike Kasperzak abstained because he owns Target stock. Target development manager John Dewes proposed to demolish Target’s old, 118,518 square foot store and build a larger 163,000 square foot store above a ground level parking garage, similar to Sunnyvale’s Target. Rather than be tucked behind a parking lot, it would be moved up to the Showers Drive street front, with an entrance and plaza extending toward the sidewalk. The project would be moved ahead of other development proposals because it will generate additional sales tax revenue for the city, said zoning administrator Peter Gilli. The use of the parking garage opens up for other development much of the 11.6 acre site — owned for more than half a century by former mayor Matt Pear’s family. A city report notes portions along Latham are reserved for future mixed-use development. In a continued plea for help from the Los Altos School District as it grapples with predicted enrollment growth in Mountain View — over 1,000 homes are in the works within its Mountain View boundary — district board member Tamara Logan asked the City Council to “work together” with her district to find a way to use the property, possibly for “an exciting urban-style school.” “Maybe you could get park See LASD, page 6

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“You do need interest by a landowner to make something happen,” Abe-Koga said. “You do have CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) laws that say you have to consider impacts,” Logan said. “Mr. Pear has not expressed interest in this, people have talked to him.” Pear was present Tuesday and was noted as the landowner by Dewes, but did not speak. He was known for opposing eminent domain and other impositions on property owners that he frequently referred to as

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space” and “leave a long term legacy for our community,” she said. Council member Margaret Abe-Koga had an intense back and forth with Logan as Logan said there is “not anything the school district can do on our own.” “We can’t mandate anybody to do anything,” Abe-Koga said of Pear’s apparent lack of interest in making a deal with the school district.

“takings.” In response to a grilling from Mayor John Inks, Logan said the district had discussed acquiring Pear’s property with a “real estate professional” but she could not reveal details. To say, “’We’re going to take eminent domain and buy that property whether you like it or not,’ I don’t think that would solve the problem,” Logan said. “That would take years and be outside our budget.” V

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hoppers take note: Mountain View’s ban on plastic grocery bags begins Earth Day, Monday, April 22. The City Council-approved ban is designed to encourage shoppers to use re-usable bags for groceries, and keep plastic bags from polluting waterways and hurting wildlife. Paper bags will still be allowed at grocery stores, but at a price: 10 cents for the next 18 months, and 25 cents thereafter. “Protective” plastic bags will still be allowed for such items as meat, nuts and bolts at hardware stores, prescriptions, newspapers, dry cleaning and greeting cards. Juan Origel, co-owner of Ava’s downtown Market and Deli, said he’d heard a few complaints about the ban from people who say “it’s a freedom that’s been taken away,” but people from cities that have already have such bans in place, including San Jose and Palo Alto, are “shocked that we are still giving bags out.” The ban is a financial relief for his business, Origel said, saving

the store hundreds of dollars a month to give out about 300 bags a day. “It’s one less expense for us,” said Origel, who bought the Castro Street store with his wife Ann in 2011 and have at times struggled financially to transform it into a neighborhood-serving grocery store. “Most retailers I’d say are pretty happy about it. It helps us.” Ava’s is selling reusable bags for 99 cents each. Council members voted 5-2 in favor of the ban in December as part of a regional effort lead by San Mateo County. Council members Tom Means and John Inks were opposed, saying it limited personal freedom. Environmentalists, government officials and other council members said the move would protect local wildlife and keep bags from polluting the ocean and clogging local creeks. For more details, see the city’s web page about the ban at V

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COUNCIL ASKS CONGRESS FOR POD-CAR FUNDS The City Council decided Tuesday to push for federal money to help get “automated transit network” technology — also known as pod cars — off the ground, possibly in Mountain View. The council voted 6-1, with Mayor John Inks opposed, to ask local Congress members to request that the Federal Transportation Administration offer a competitive $4 million grant to American companies developing the technology, which allows driver-less transit vehicles to run along automated guideways. The Council passed a resolution in support of what was then called “personal rapid transit” in 2010, and a route was even proposed by one company between downtown, Google’s North Bayshore offices and NASA Ames. One local company at NASA Ames is developing a system called “SkyTran” that allows pod cars to ride on magnetic overhead rails. “There is support within the FTA to do this,” said council member Mike Kasperzak, who once called himself “the pod car mayor” of Mountain View. “There is a $20 million fund the administration has for this sort of thing.” The request the council approved says that ATN technology is a missing link that can “boost ridership of existing public transit systems and lower capital and operating cost of new systems.” It adds that “the emerging ATN industry is dominated by EU and Asian companies. However, the most advanced ATN technology is under development in the U.S. Without FTA support, the U.S. is unlikely to gain leadership in ATN technology and will lose critical manufacturing jobs.” Since the council approved their resolution in 2010, commercial PRT systems have been deployed at Heathrow Airport in London, Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates and Suncheon Bay, South Korea, Kasperzak writes in his report. He adds that the Valley Transportation Authority also supports the development of ATN. Daniel DeBolt


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esidents of a condo complex at 175 Evandale Avenue say recent tests of their homes for toxic vapors produced erroneous results. On March 25, the Washington-based R.J. Lee Group sought to demonstrate and test a $300,000 “Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometer” (PTRMS) that can instantly test for the presence of toxic gases in the air. In five homes it found elevated levels of trichlorotethylene (TCE) vapors, the chemical that has polluted much of the groundwater in the area near the complex. It wasn’t a far-fetched result — two homes across the street were found by the Environmental Protection Agency to have elevated levels of TCE earlier this year. But air samples taken by the EPA in the complex, after being analyzed in a lab, “have generally not confirmed” the spectrometer’s results, said Alana Lee, EPA project manager. “It’s my understanding” that R.J.

Lee’s own air samples taken at the time of the tests, after being analyzed, couldn’t confirm the instant results of the PTRMS either, she added. R.J. Lee group’s Jim Conca said in an email to the Voice that the firm is still analyzing what happened, three weeks later, though Todd Rodgers, the chemist who oversaw the tests, said R.J. Lee’s own samples could be analyzed within a week to confirm the results of the PTRMS. “We are still working on this and can’t confirm,” Conca said. Lenny Siegel, director of the Center for Public Environmental Oversight, said he had already apologized to the residents in the complex with whom he arranged to have their indoor air tested, saying that it was apparent to him that the company wasn’t ready for such a demonstration. Siegel and researchers with R.J. Lee did make it clear to the residents that the tests were experimental and needed to be confirmed, a message that was also reported in the Voice’s

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Radhika Ajjarapu, Living Classroom’s project coordinator, shows students how to record data on plant growth.

In an effort to raise her program’s profile and recruit volunteers, Moore is holding a Living Continued from page 1 Classroom informational session at Castro Elementary on Earth Day, April 22, at 9 a.m. in with rulers, third-graders Grace Pell and Sara Room 23. Those interested in becoming a Living Twiggs said they expected the produce in the Classroom docent will be able to participate in compost to be doing better. “Compost has more a volunteer training session from 10 a.m. to 11 nutrition,” Pell explains. a.m. to get a feel for the program. The three girls are sitting at a table with sevEarth Day is an appropriate date to hold the eral of their classmates looking over worksheets informational meeting. Moore started Living provided by Living Classroom — a non-profit Classroom in an effort to encourage children to educational program which provides free, celebrate the “world of living things.” supplemental life-science lessons to schools in “You don’t need to have a science backthe Mountain View Whisman and Los Altos ground, you don’t need to have a background school districts. in gardens, you just have to Inside, the other half of have a love for sharing with Wester’s class follows along children,” Moore said, explain‘You don’t need on individual worksheets as ing the requirements for being a Living Classroom’s founder, docent. to have a science Vicki Moore, explains that Volunteers will also need to be plants draw nutrients from able to commit to working during background, you compost that they wouldn’t regular school days. Those who be able to get from top soil don’t need to have enjoy gardening and teaching alone. children would be a good fit, as She gets a laugh when she most lessons are outdoors and a background in tells them that worm “poop” involve working in the dirt, plantgardens, you just — more commonly referred ing seeds, examining worms and to as “castings” — makes dissecting flowers. have to have a love up a large percentage of the Marie Doolittle, a third-grade compost they’ve been using teacher at Landels, spoke highly of for sharing with to feed their experimental the Living Classroom program. group of plants. “It’s so hands-on,” Doolittle children.’ Moore started the prosaid, reflecting on the time her gram in the Los Altos School students spent working through VICKI MOORE District, during the 2008-09 the composting lesson. “The LIVING CLASSROOM’S FOUNDER school year, and moved it to children are very enthusiastic.” Mountain View Whisman When Wester’s class was asked schools this year. So far, Living Classroom has whether they preferred working outdoors as given more than 100 lessons at six of the district’s opposed to indoors, the children responded in elementary schools and Moore has plans to unison that they would rather be outside. “It’s expand into the remaining two schools — Bubb more hands on,” Grace said. Her classmate Sara and Castro — and into second grade classrooms added, “You learn by doing.” next year.




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Above: From left, Donovan, Alex D., Jack and Alex A. prepare to chart their plant growth data. Below: Radhika Ajjarapu helps Landels students record their plant growth measurements.

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raham Middle School has been named a California Distinguished School — an honorary title given by state education officials to schools that have displayed significant improvement from one school year to the next. “It’s exciting,” Graham Principal Kim Thompson said, adding that she takes as a sign that her school’s community is “doing something right by the kids.” Graham is one of 218 California middle, junior and high schools recognized this year, according to Thompson. The last time a Mountain View Whisman school was named a Distinguished School was in 2010, when Landels Elementary received the honor. Thompson said that while higher API scores were the ostensible reason for receiving the award, the school could not have raised its scores without first improving its culture and strengthening its staff. When Thompson took over at Graham three years ago, she and Assistant Principal Steve Chesley initiated a program called “Essential Elements,” which sought to overhaul the way everyone from the kids to the teachers and parents, thought about Graham. Since she began, each year children at Graham are constantly reminded of the Essential Elements — five mantras aimed at bolstering community at the

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historic race was marred by tragedy after two make-shift bombs exploded, about 10 seconds apart, along the marathon’s final stretch on Boylston Street. Scharfen said she almost went to Boston anyway, to stand at the finish line as a spectator,

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middle school: “I belong,” Do no harm,” “Together we can,” “Pursue knowledge,” and “Take pride.” Thompson said she believes the Essential Elements have made a big difference in increasing school pride among the students and teachers, which translates into a better learning and developmental environment. Graham has also focused on integrating the Explicit Direct Instruction model of teaching into all of its classrooms, as well as a program for English language learners called “constructing meaning” — both district initiatives. Being named a Distinguished School means Graham can use the California Distinguished School seal on its website and on school memorabilia. “It’s bragging rights,” Thompson said, and according to her, it has boosted school pride. Thompson gave credit to the entire Graham community for stepping up to the plate and making the school better. “Graham could not have achieved this great honor without everyone working together to provide our students the best possible learning environment possible,” she wrote in a press release thanking parents, students and staff. “Thank you Graham community for being there to teach, mentor, prod, guide, encourage, counsel, and celebrate with each and everyone of our students.” V

which would have placed her very close to the blasts. Ultimately, she decided she didn’t want to be on her feet all day. She is a regular marathon runner and wanted to get healthy as soon as possible. “I was just horrified that something so joyful could be taken away from people,” she said. V

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device used in Star Trek. “And based on the uses we’ve already demonstrated, I can’t wait to see the fantastic applications that NASA and industry are going to devise for it.” The chip’s main innovation is the carbon nano-tube technology. While microscopic in size, the nano-tubes are porous enough to allow a large surface area for air sampling. It takes about six months of work to make the chip sense a new gas, Li said, and so far the chip can measure formaldehyde, ammonia, chlorine and carbon monoxide, among others. Calling it an “electronic nose,” Li described the comb-like sensor as “an array of sensors, each one is different.” She likened them to neurons in the human nose which “send a signal back to your brain” because it caught “a picture or pattern. You recognize the different patterns when your nose smells.” The chip has yet to be developed to detect the carcinogen TCE (trichloroethylene), though Li and her fellow researchers are housed in a building over a massive TCE plume, part of a Superfund site at Moffett Field. Some NASA Ames buildings have been found with TCE vapor levels inside above EPA limits, according to EPA reports. The cell phone could not be demonstrated for this story as the researchers had let their application license with Apple expire. Li expressed some regret at using an iPhone to develop the prototype because of difficult restrictions placed on application development by Apple

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after work began. Android phones had not been developed far enough when the work began in 2008, she said. According to NASA, there will be royalties from agreements to use the technology for Li and her fellow researchers, the University of California’s Yijiang Lu and NASA’s Meyya Meyyappan.

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n a long-sought redevelopment, a four-story apartment building with retail on the ground floor may soon go up at the corner of Castro Street and El Camino Real, replacing several small businesses, including the Rose Market and Peet’s. The City Council decided Tuesday that the proposal for 200 apartments and 6,000 square feet of retail was worthwhile for city staff to refine it for eventual council vote. It would replace seven streetfront businesses at 801-819 El Camino Real and five others at 1032 to 1062 Castro Street. Council member Jac Siegel was the only opponent of the project in a 6-1 vote, saying his “office away from home,� the already crowded Peet’s coffee, would be rebuilt smaller, with less parking and might be placed against El Camino Real. “I really challenge you to find a place where people hang out and smell the exhaust on El Camino,� Siegel said, criticizing efforts so far to activate the busy street’s sidewalks with human activity. Council member Mike Kasperzak noted that former city manager Kevin Duggan had spent quite a bit of time trying to encourage redevelop-

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announced on April 15 and is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, at Moffett Field. By April 17, it was totally booked. The Impulse, a carbon fibre plane, with a skin composed almost entirely of solar panels, has a wingspan of 208 feet — equivalent to that of a Boeing 747 — but weighs only 3,527 lbs, about the weight of a small car. About a quarter of the weight is accounted for by the plane’s batteries, which are able to store up enough energy to keep the plane flying all the way through the night. Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, the Swiss co-founders leading the project, say that they want to inspire people with the Impulse. Even though a solar-powered commercial plane is a long way off, Piccard told the Voice, he hopes the project will create excitement around solar technology, which he believes is underutilized. Nick Veronin

ment of the corner, but had no luck assembling the various properties, which include a vacant lot on the corner where a dry-cleaner burned down a few years ago. Council member Ronit Bryant noted that the project would replace local businesses, 26,000

square feet worth, including the Rose Market, of which she said she is a “faithful customer.� “They are local businesses, it’s not like you can find them on every street corner,� Bryant said. “The Japanese restaurant, the tailor, those are part of what makes Mountain View, Mountain View.� Addressing the issue of retaining the local businesses, Jonathan Hayes, development director for San Francisco-

based developer Greystar, said, “We’ve been asked not to approach any of the tenants — except for Peet’s — we have been asked to approach them.� In his opposition, Siegel also noted that such apartments have “50 percent turnover a year� in other projects in the city, which “doesn’t exactly build community.� Part of the proposal by Greystar is the purchase of a city lot used for parking by the very

busy Frankie, Johnnie and Luigi’s Italian restaurant, which often fills the lot, despite it being unnecessary to meet city parking requirements. Without the lot, the project would be in “jeopardy,� Hayes said “Selling that lot without a true parking study, I cannot support,� said council member John McAlister. V

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am proud of her 25 percent of the time and think she is out of Rothschild whack 75 percent of the time.” In a portion called “misogynist” by council member Margaret Abe-Koga, he goes on to blame women in local government for what he called a “Rothschild ripoff.” “Our gas tax is better served fixing streets, instead, thanks to ABAG (Association of Bay Area Governments), and some other transit related agencies with the Rothschild mindset in women on all these boards translates into developer giveaways and we see it,” the comment said. Parkinson’s mention of the Rothschilds, a Jewish family which amassed significant wealth in the 1800s, is “an allusion to a notion that Jews control the world,” said Seth Brysk of the Anti-Defamation League, in March, who called Parkinson’s comments “bigoted, antiSemitic (and) bizarre.” “This type of reasoning, if you can call it that, is exactly what the Nazis used to justify the attempt at genocide and to commit the crimes of the Holocaust,” he said.

This week, Parkinson denied making the comments online and in emails via an email sent to local newspapers in which he claimed to be a victim of identity theft. However, Parkinson had confirmed he made the original post in a phone conversation with a Voice reporter on the same day it posted, March 20. Parkinson had been interviewed by the Voice in February about his efforts to save the Pearson House. When called for comment on Wednesday, he quickly hung up after saying,”I’m not interested in any comment, bye-bye.” The email disavowing the post came from “The Real Christopher Parkinson” via a different email address but written was in the distinctive style of Parkinson’s previous emails. “I have resigned from the VAC in disgrace but for these tort-filled articles I am mystified over,” it reads. “I posted a two-line compliment of council on the selection of the Berlin wall, that compliment is missing, something else is in its place” He threatened to sue the Voice and possibly the council over the furor.

“What incredible damage, and I am one heck of a victim of someone and something am having a hard time entirely grasping all of this,” the email said. Parkinson’s comments Back in March 20 when he was interviewed over the phone about the online comment, Parkinson likened Bryant to former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “His tone is very, very, very, very harsh against people.” He mentioned council member Jac Siegel, also of Jewish descent, saying that “between those two (Bryant and Siegel) they are the ones who drive the city of Mountain View.” At the end of the interview, when Parkinson realized that his comments had been removed from the Voice’s website, he said, “Since you removed it, I’m just going to say that it never was said, there’s no proof.” The Voice retains an archive of all online comments posted to its site. However, the next day he reversed course and sent two more emails detailing his beliefs about the Rothchilds’ “factbased takeover of the world”

and complaining that he had the right to post whatever he wants online. The day after that, March 22, Parkinson sent an email to Bryant, the Voice and other city officials threatening a lawsuit, telling Bryant to “calm down.” “A Rothschild should be viewed as a compliment, and I meant it that way,” the email says. “Rothschild’s are prosperous and powerful.” He adds that “So I beg of you to laugh about this otherwise, I will not only sue the city, I will sue every council member, the Voice, Mr. DeBolt, and some of the commenters in there and any staff that is part of your scheme to slander me.” Bryant hasn’t publicly commented about Parkinson’s post. Council reaction Mayor John Inks responded in a letter saying Parkinson’s comments “were offensive and contrary to the Code of Conduct” which says officials must refrain from “abusive conduct, personal charges or verbal attacks upon the character or motives of the City Council, the boards, commissions, committees, staff and the public.” Council members were set

to discuss various options for dealing with Parkinson Tuesday, including possibly voting him off the commission or censuring him. But his resignation made the situation “moot,” Inks said, and the council forwarded the issue to the Council Procedures Committee for a larger discussion about the city’s code of conduct. Inks called it “a very unfortunate situation I was sorry to be involved in.” V

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cer risks from TCE to a “risk range� of one cancer case per million people to 100 cases per million. He added that 35 percent of people get cancer in their lifetimes. The limits also protect against possible heart defects in a developing fetus if mothers are exposed during the first trimester. “Can we get a test of the outdoor air or is that not possible?� said one woman. She said that she wanted to know what the levels were at the playground in the Wescoat housing complex that a portion of the plume runs underneath. Lee said such tests are “not uncommon for us to do.� The groundwater is close to the surface at Moffett — within 5 to 10 feet — shallow enough to flood the basement of a 1937 Westcoat home where one attendee said she lives. While outside of the plume area, testing the indoor air of the cluster of historic homes is “something we’d consider,� Lee said. She said the historic homes were tested in 2004 and no TCE was found.

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built in 2006 with “passive sub slab ventilation systems� that draw the vapors away before they can be drawn into the homes above. Lee said the homes were tested for TCE vapors after they were built and elevated levels were not found, but residents questioned whether the systems were properly installed and tested because the EPA didn’t oversee the tests or the construction. Lenny Siegel, director of the Center for Public Environmental

Oversight, said it is “reasonable� to request indoor air sampling at Wescoat and he would do so “if I were in your position,� he told the crowd. But he added that “chances are the air is is just as safe as the air I’m breathing in downtown Mountain View.� “I’d be concerned if I was going to be here a long time, but I’m a military guy, I’ll be here three years, maybe longer,� said one Wescoat resident. EPA toxicologist Gerry Hiatt said EPA limits for TCE vapors — 1 microgram per cubic meter for residences and 5 for offices — are based on a longterm exposure of 25 years and are designed to confine can-

Tap water still a concern While EPA assured residents that the TCE contamination couldn’t enter their pressurized water pipes, some residents are still wondering whether the brown tap water they began to see in early March is safe to use. The water comes from “municipal sources� and not the groundwater, EPA said, but “sediment� is apparently being picked up somewhere and making its way to Wescoat. One woman said her tap water continues to run brown and has a “strong smell of fish.� She held up a picture on her cell phone of brown water in a bathtub. A Wescoat resident had previously reported to the Voice that seven people in an online forum reported getting rashes from the water. EPA handed out a water quality report from NASA and EPA

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iding a bike or walking in Mountain View can be dangerous, or even fatal, as becomes graphically clear when looking over a map of collisions published in last week’s Voice. Who can forget the tragic death of William Ware, who was hit by an out-of-control car while he sat on a bench waiting for a bus? Although a concerted effort by police is beginning to affect the number of collisions, it was discouraging that two pedestrians were killed by cars within the last six weeks — one at Phyllis Avenue on March 5 and the other on a Central Expressway sidewalk on April 3 causing injuries that led to the victim’s death April 6. These deaths, and William Ware’s, did not need to happen. A motorist ran onto the sidewalk in the Central Expressway death and the pedestrian was crossing Phyllis in a crosswalk when she was hit. Incidents like this can devastate families, who are left with few explanations, while perpetrators often receive a slap on the wrist. And when you look at the compilation of five years of collisions published last week and see the symbols cluttering many intersections of the map it becomes clear that much more needs to be done to make our streets safer for bikes and pedestrians. This is especially true at the most dangerous intersections, like Sylvan Avenue and El Camino Real, where 12 collisions with bikes and pedestrians occurred over five years. Castro Street between Central Expressway and El Camino had at least a dozen collisions and there were an equal number at El Monte and El Camino. Grant Road and El Camino is also extremely dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. The City Council has already sent a message to the police and public works departments to step up enforcement to combat reckless driving. The effort appears to be responsible for a substantial drop in car versus car and car versus bike and pedestrian collisions

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in the last 12 months, from 55 last year to 26 in the last 12 months. No one can be certain, but the reduction could be the result of a major jump in the number of traffic tickets, up to 3,068 from 1,138 in the prior year. A recent police priority is nabbing motorists who ignore pedestrians in a crosswalk, an extremely dangerous oversight that can greatly increase the chances of a serious injury. While the city can’t stop every reckless driver, it can modify its streets to discourage speeding and alert drivers to the presence of pedestrians and bicyclists. The council already is getting the message and member Jac Siegel said the goal, whenever possible, is to “put in as safe a bike path as possible and as many pedestrian paths as possible.� That could be a big help in bringing down the collision rate, which from 2007 to 2012 meant that a pedestrian or cyclist was hit every five days. Cyclists were twice as likely to be hit as pedestrians. Now the council is thinking more pro-actively, especially backing better designs of California Street and Escuela Avenue, an area highly prone to pedestrian and bicycle collisions. Castro Street in front of Graham Middle School is a very good candidate for narrowing, with bike lanes. Several students were hit by cars as they were crossing the street last year. Publication of maps and statistics are just the first step in making Mountain View a community that makes sure its pedestrians and cyclists have a safe sidewalk or bike lane, and that motorists respect their space. We are happy to see the city taking the lead to make safety the highest priority on local streets by taking measures that will benefit pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as drivers, who will be involved in fewer collisions as city streets become calmer places.





Can’t wait for Village at San Antonio to open By Denzil Joseph


ere are my thoughts about the development happening in the old San Antonio Shopping Center, which I think is an overall positive for the neighborhood. I live on Showers Drive and love the community and development happening around here. With the new “Village� taking the city of Mountain View to the next level, I just cannot wait for the entire project to finish to spend time there shopping and eating and enjoying all the nice park space. I can say looking at the plan layout that it has been thought out extensively and I have already driven inside what is open to the public just to check it out and it is just awesome. With the Phase II plans out now I was talking to my wife on how we will be able to walk to the movies instead of driving down to the Shoreline Cinemas. Right now we drive all over the place just to have a relaxing outing experience — Santana Row, Stanford Mall, Castro Street, University Avenue — where all the life is. Now with the Village coming up with all the grand plans of shopping and movies and coffee houses and restaurants, we don’t have to drive so far; that means we will save gas and save the environment. Okay, Castro Street is not so far but it’s definitely not walkable from where I live. We are looking forward to all of this opening up soon and cannot wait to shop and dine and relax at the Village. Continued on next page

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ASK CONGRESS, NOT IRS, ABOUT TAX POLICY I noticed that those who answered your Voices Around Town question in the April 4 edition: “What is one thing the IRS can do to make filing your taxes easier?� seemed to think the IRS could make taxes simpler and could impose a flat tax.

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I am aware that traffic would increase in our neighborhood, but who cares, because I won’t be driving much on the weekends. But seriously, when Mountain View residents like me drive up to Santana Row or Stanford Mall, we jam up their roads with our cars; I see it as only fair to extend our fellow neighbors the same courtesy that they offer us and tell them all to come and enjoy them-


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The problem lies with our elected representatives in Congress. You need to ask people, “What is one thing my Congress can do to make filing my taxes easier?” And send their answers to the 535 people in Congress who are responsible for our tax laws. Jim Musselman San Francisco

ALREADY ENOUGH CROSSWALKS ON GRANT ROAD To the resident who is concerned about crossing Grant Road at Sleeper, peak traffic on Grant already is horrible without adding another stop sign. There are two stoplights with crosswalks on Grant Road within one block of Sleeper, one at

selves at the Village. More revenue in the Village means more revenue for the city. A win-win situation. This project has been long overdue and I’m just glad that it’s happening now. Congratulations to all who are involved in this development and the best of luck for the remainder of the project. Looking forward in anticipation for the full operations of the Village at San Antonio. Denzil Joseph lives on Showers Drive Cuesta and the other at Eunice. I suggest that you use them if you want to feel safe. William R. Hitchens Sunnyview Lane

UNION BLAMED FOR ATTACK ON DA ROSEN Give me a break! This is another example of the union representatives attempting to lynch a good person. A union attorney says that District Attorney Jeff Rosen broke the law. Don’t you think that the district attorney knows the law? What Mr. Rosen did was look out for his employees’ welfare. The unions hate management, and in particular, management who oppose their views. Konrad Sosnow Trophy Drive


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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).

1-888-709-TECH (8324)

iD Teen Academies Gaming, Programming & Visual Arts


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, II, & III in small groups. Three sessions starting June 24 through August 2. Sign up for all three or just one. Perfect for junior high students taking high school level courses. Register online.



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.

DHF Wilderness Camps

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Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve

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

Pacific Art League of Palo Alto

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!


Theatreworks Summer Camps

Palo Alto

In these skill-building workshops for grades K-5, students engage in language-based activities, movement, music, and improvisation theatre games. Students present their own original pieces at the end of each two-week camp.

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

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.

Western Ballet Intermediate Summer Intensive

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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Palo Alto Menlo Park/Sunnyvale

Fun and enriching technology classes for students, ages 5-14 Courses include LEGO and K’NEX Projects with Motors, Electronics, NXT Robotics, 3D Modeling, and Game Design. Many locations, including Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Sunnyvale. Half and all day options. Early-bird and multi-session discounts available.



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


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

Western Ballet Advanced 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 13-23. Audition required. 914 N. Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View

Athletics 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

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!



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.

Stanford Water Polo Camps



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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Summer at Saint Francis

Mountain View

This is a child’s delight with trees to climb, rope swings, and unpaved open spaces. Our engaging and creative program includes time to play and make friends. Peninsula School, 920 Peninsula Way. Visit website for class listings.

Advanced Sports Camps (5th-9th grades): We offer a wide selection of advanced sports camps designed to provide players with the opportunity to improve both their skills and knowledge of a specific sport. Each camp is run by a Head Varsity Coach at Saint Francis, and is staffed by members of the coaching staff.

Summer at Peninsula School

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fulfilled with attentive service, large delicious portions and a convivial ambiance. Pompeii’s menu does not provoke memories of tiny trattorie in Italy. No octopus, not much seafood at all. No flatbread either, but pizza, good pizza. It’s a spaghetti-andmeatballs Italian restaurant, sans red checkContinued on next page


Above: Pompeii’s vitello picatta comes with a side of soft polenta and mixed vegetables. Top left: Jorge Barrera sets the table for dinner service on April 16.


Above: Spaghetti carbonara is enriched with pancetta and sprinkled with peas at Pompeii. Right: Grilled artichokes are served with a red pepper aioli dipping sauce.

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8FFLFOE old standards: antipasti, pastas, pizzas, panini, salads and veal and chicken entrees. In all, a sizable menu for a small kitchen. Yet there are enough common ingredients to allow for a broad bill of fare. In addition, there are a half dozen daily specials, appetizers to desserts. On a recent visit, the spongyfresh ciabatta was served with a tempting dipping sauce of roasted eggplant and garlic blended with olive oil and sun dried tomatoes. It was complimentary and easy to overindulge in. Patience had its virtues. The special appetizer one day was grilled artichokes ($9.50) served with red bell pepper aioli sauce. The sauce was good but unnecessary. The trio of chargrilled baby half artichokes had been drenched in melted butter with a hint of garlic, with the tough outer leaves removed for easy eating. The charred buttery flavor suited the delicate, slightly fibrous thistles. Yes, I licked my fingers. Carpaccio cipriani ($9.50) had all the tantalizing ingredients: razor-thin slices of tender red beef, capers, a squiggle of housemade mayo, flakes of just-grated Parmesan, diced red onion and lemon. Both sweet and slightly acidic in the mouth, it was the perfect appetite provoker.

The generous portion of spaghetti Bolognese ($11.50) was topped with two tennis ballsized meatballs. This was no walk-away-hungry dish. It stuck to the ribs and negated my plan for ordering dessert that evening. The meatballs were made mostly from beef with some pork that amped up the flavor. Spaghetti carbonara ($12.50) was cheesy, bacon-y and hot, topped with fresh peas and chopped Italian parsley. The sauce was thick enough to coat the pasta without pooling on the plate. The pancetta was just salty enough, and the fresh peas added color without detracting from flavor. Melanzane parmegiana ($15.50) was sauteed breaded eggplant topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese, served with soft polenta and vegetables. The fruit (in case you’ve forgotten, eggplant is a fruit of the nightshade family) was fleshy, tender and savory. The cheese was melted into the marinara sauce with no bitterness from the eggplant skin, which had been removed before breading. Of the many pizza options, the Margherita pizza ($10.50) seemed the most authentically Italian. Although Pompeii’s version wasn’t what one would find in Naples, the house-made


pizza dough topped with olive oil, mozzarella, basil and fresh tomatoes did not leave me wanting for anything — except maybe a quick trip to Napoli. Veal is high-priced both in supermarkets and restaurants. Happily, the vitello picatta ($17.50) at Pompeii was not extortionate. The veal was sauteed in garlic, lemon butter and caper sauce. The lean meat was milky delicate and subtly flavorful. The generous portion came with soft polenta and sauteed vegetables. Most of the desserts were made in-house including bread pudding and tiramisu ($6). Light and sweet enough to conclude any dinner. The wine list consisted of two dozen assorted reds and whites from California and Italy. Prices were in keeping with the tenor of the restaurant, $24-$38, and most were available by the glass. The $10 corkage fee is more than fair if you want to bring along

that 40-year-old Biondi-Santi Brunello you’ve been saving. Pompeii is the perfect neighborhood Italian spaghetti-andmeatballs restaurant — and I

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Let’s put it this way: There are two types of people in the world. Those who should never, under any circumstances, see the horror sequel/reboot “Evil Dead” and those who just gotta see it. Based on Sam Raimi’s charmingly raggedy 1981 debut film “The Evil Dead” (infamously funded by Detroit dentists and doctors), Fede Alvarez’s cover version is a different beast. Whereas Raimi’s initial “Evil Dead” gave off a sense of its filmmaker’s irrepressible fun in making it, Alvarez’s version gives off a vibe of ruthless efficiency, establishing its cred with the grimy grottiness modern viewers expect from remade ‘70s and ‘80s horror films, before moving on to gonzo horror with astonishingly disgusting imagery. The basic plot remains the same: Five friends abscond to a cabin in the woods, where a book of the dead unleashes demons determined to possess their souls and thereby unleash apocalypse. Gore fans and “Evil Dead” fans are likely to agree that, in an age where “PG-13” rules the

multiplex, this horror picture delivers the goods. It easily qualifies as one of the most audaciously revolting movies ever made, one that keeps daring you not to look away. Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language. One hour, 31 minutes. — P.C.


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


2013 Sat. & Sun. May 4 & 5 Downtown Mtn. View Volunteers are needed for 3½ hour shifts to pour wine, beer, sodas, margaritas and sell tokens and glassware. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt and non-alcoholic drink coupon. Teams of couples, families, and friends are welcome.

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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 most Earthlings possessed by delicatetendriled light slugs. No, really, that’s the plot. How 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 developing 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 mindraped most of humanity into something near brain-death. 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 PLACE BEYOND THE PINES ---1/2 This new drama announces with its first shot that it is a film with risk on its mind, both in front of and behind the scenes. The three-minute-plus tracking shot follows a tattooed motorcycle stunt rider through carnival fairgrounds, through a tent and into the “globe of death” that is his workplace. It helps that the director is Derek Cianfrance and the actor is Cianfrance’s “Blue Valentine” star Ryan Gosling. Laden with stigmata that include a dripping-dagger tattoo by his left eye, Gosling’s Luke Glanton will prove violent and reckless but also highly sensitive, traits that could describe the actor-director team’s volatile approach to cinematic narrative. Glanton’s latest stint in Schenectady unexpectedly reunites him with an ex-lover (Eva Mendes’ Romina), who in turn introduces him to the 1-year-old boy he didn’t know he had. There’s a third act, with a baton pass to another set of characters, but perhaps I’ve already said too much. The film offers the most satisfying cinematic experience we’ve had at the multiplex thus far this year, and largely through its disinterest in playing along with movie trends. Rather, it’s complicated — and proudly so, bigheartedly embracing timeless themes with the bold dramatic impact of an ancient Greek tragedy writ 20 feet tall. Rated R for language throughout, some violence, teen drug and alcohol use and a sexual reference. Two hours, 21 minutes. — P.C.

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‘BFA/MFA: An Exhibition of Student Work’ New Coast Studios presents a show of works by 34 artists. Through April 27, Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. New Coast Studios, 935 Industrial Ave., Palo Alto. www.newcoaststudios. com ‘Channelling Picasso’ An exhibit of paintings and sculpture by Charlotte Coqui. 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. 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 Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS ‘Don’t Smash That Bug! Recognizing Beneficial Insects in your Vegetable Garden’ Gardens are home to a host of insects that prey upon or parasitize the insects that attack plants. Master Gardener Candace Simpson will teach how to recognize these beneficials and/or the signs of their presence and how to encourage them to live in a garden. April 27, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Mountain View Library Community Room, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 408282-3105. ‘French for Francophiles’ Avenidas offers “French for Francophiles� classes, in which students will learn to converse as if they’re living in France. Some knowledge of French is recommended. The class instructor is Leo McCord Jr. April 10-June 26, Wednesdays, 12:30-2 p.m. $75 ($65 members). Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 650-289-5436. ‘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. ‘Parenting: 123 Magic: Keeping Your Cool’ A Children’s Health Council workshop will take a humorous look at parenting and a serious look at discipline with five tactics for parents to encourage good behavior, developed by Thomas W. Phelan. Register online. April 23, Nick Ratcliff, Sand Hill School Teacher, CHC 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Children’s Health Council, 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto. Call 650-617-3812. ‘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 ‘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. sIntuit’s ‘Hire Smart Small Business’ Summit Intuit and LinkedIn are hosting the first “Hire Smart Small Business Event,� which will focus on helping small businesses make the right decisions when hiring workers. Registrants will receive three free months of Intuit Online Payroll & a LinkedIn “First Hire� package of premium Talent Finder sourcing. April 27, 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Free. Intuit, 2750 Coast Ave., Building 6, Mountain View. Zoom In Video Production Workshop The Mid Peninsula Media Center offers “Zoom In,� a 16-hour intensive video workshop that cov-

ers how to create a digital video, edit it, upload it to YouTube and produce a DVD. By the end of the class, students will produce a short video. The class will be held Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m; Sunday, April 21 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost is $145. Midpen Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-4948686.

CLUBS/MEETINGS 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.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Annual Kusamura Bonsai Club Show Guest demonstrator Kathy Shaner Sat. and club member demo Sun. (both at 1:30), will show how these living works of art are created. Tree sales and benefit drawings both days. April 20-21, noon-5 p.m. Lucie Stern Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. ‘Earthlings Unite!’ Whole Foods Market hosts “Earthlings Unite!� in celebration of Earth Day, with free samples and activities. Kids can participate in “Plant an Egg Carton Herb Garden.� April 20, 12-3 p.m. Free. Whole Foods Market, 774 Emerson St., Palo Alto. Call 650-326-8676. ‘The Interfaith Experience: Youth Conference’ Youth-led Interfaith Conference planned by local high school students of various faiths. April 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. www. Child Advocates Spring Event The Child Advocates of Silicon Valley hosts “Star Chefs and the Wines They Love,� an evening with food and wine. The proceeds go to Child Advocates, which serves abused and neglected children in Santa Clara County. Lead Chef Ross Hanson along with premier Bay Area chefs to savor small plate creations paired with their favorite wines. April 28, 4:30-9 p.m. $150. Computer History Musueum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Call 408573-5615. php?event_id=67 FCA Annual Conference The Funeral Consumers Alliance of San Mateo and Santa Clara host the FCA’s annual conference. Vince Evans from Hospice of the Valley will be a speaker. There will also be informational tables on funeral and cemetery topics. April 21, 2-4:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Public Library, 13 S. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos, CA 94022. Call 650-424-4427. www. Friends Nursery School Fiesta The Friends Nursery Schools hosts its annual Spring Fiesta carnival and fundraiser, with games, crafts, a bake sale, lunch and live music. A silent auction will feature trips, spa treatments and gift certificates. April 20, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friends Nursery School, 957 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto. Call 650-856-6152. May Day March for Immigration Reform The May Day March for Immigration Reform will be a one-hour walk to Mountain View City Hall, where a peaceful rally will be held. May 1, 5-7:30 p.m. Free. Rengstorff Park, 201 Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-450-0511.

CONCERTS ‘J’adore Cello! Nocturne’ The Gift of Music Foundation hosts “J’adore Cello! Nocturne,� a concert that will benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. April 21, 6-8:30 p.m. $20. Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 510-364-6029.

ENVIRONMENT ‘Seldom Seen: The Secret Lives of the

California Gray Fox and Burrowing Owl’ This event, sponsored by Acterra, Google, the Santa Clara Valley Audobon Society and Environmental Volunteers, will discuss the behavior and conservation needs of these two elusive species, both holding onto remnant habitat in the urban environment. Join Bill Leikam and Greg Kerekes to see live footage and hear stories about local wildlife. April 28, 2-4:30 p.m. Free, donations welcome. Google’s Grand Teton Tech Talk Room, 1501 Salado Drive, Mountain View. Call 650-968-7243. events/seldom-seen-the-california-gray-fox-andburrowing-owl Baylands Earth Day The Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve will host a celebration of Earth Day on April 20. The event includes live animals, scavenger hunts, guided Audubon walks, handson science, net fishing, art projects and more. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve, 2775 Embarcadero Rd., Palo Alto. Call 650-493-8000.

EXHIBITS 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 Free Earth Day Celebration for Kids Kids ages two to four can celebrate Earth Day at Los Altos Parent Preschool. Kids can paint a butterfly, meet the preschool’s turtle, tarantula, and tropical toads, listen to a story and plant a seed to take home. April 20, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Los Altos Parent Preschool, 201 Covington Road, Los Altos. Call 605-947-9371. Graham Middle School Spring Fling A family festival with student performances, international food trucks, games, competitions, bicycle giveaways, rock climbing and a bike-safety course. April 28, Noon-4 p.m. Free. Graham Middle School, 1175 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-526-3570.

FILM ‘Bully’: the film and panel discussion The MVLA School Speaker Series presents a showing of Lee Hirsch’s 2011 film, “Bully� (PG-13), followed by a discussion moderated by Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet (co-founder of My Digital TAT2) and Jack Weinstein (regional director of Facing History), parent educators and experts in bullying prevention. April 23, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View.

HEALTH Restless Leg Syndrome and Insomnia The El Camino Hospital hosts a free community lecture on restless leg syndrome$nsomnia. Please call ahead to register. April 22, 6-7 p.m. Free. El Camino Hospital Conference Room G, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View. Call 650-988-7595. Intuitive Self-Healing East West Bookstore hosts oncology nurse Marie Manuchehri to talk about energy and healing. Call to reserve a seat. April 26, 7:30 - 9 p.m. Free. East West Bookstore, 324 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-9889800.

NHIGHLIGHT EARTH DAY CELEBRATION This event contains information by Los Altos Hills committees, environmental organizations and school groups; educational presentations of live wildcats at 1:30 and 3 p.m.; electric cars; a farmers’ market; and “green games.� April 21, 1-4 p.m. Free. Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-947-2518.


ON STAGE ‘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 . www. ‘Spring Awakening’ The Ram’s Head Theatrical Society presents “Spring Awakening,� a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s 1891 expressionist play. April 18-20, 8-10 p.m. $10-$20. Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford. ‘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 through May 5, Wednesday through Sunday. $18-$30. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-941-0551. MVHS Presents Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Mountain View High School will present Shakespeare’s famous tragedy of starcrossed lovers for its spring play. Tickets are available at the door or in the MVHS Finance Office. April 15-27, 7-9 p.m. $10 adults, $5 students/ seniors. Spartan Theatre, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-940-7406. www.mvs. net 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.

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.

SENIORS California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) The Mountain View Senior Center is offering a workshop on how to save on utility bills, how to participate in the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP), how to avoid phone scams and more. The workshop features Sheri Boles, outreach officer with the CPUC. April 23, 1-2 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-9036330.†

SPECIAL EVENTS ‘Pet Ready!’ The Foothill College Veterinary Technology Lab hosts a half day of live presentations from actual veterinary professionals, emergency experts and even live search-and-rescue dog demonstrations to get participants ready for the next earthquake as a pet owner. April 27, 1-4 p.m. Free. Foothill College Veterinary Technology Lab, 12345 El Monte Road, Building 8500-8700, room 8507, Los Altos. ‘The Secret Garden: A Spring Forager’s Feast’ presents an eight course dinner featuring the best of spring - Jidori eggs, marsh samphire, wild arugula, morels, Spring lamb or Loup de Mer seabass, wild sustainable deep water shrimp, humane “faux� foie, “kopi luwak,� and more. Must register ahead to attend; deadline is April 20. April 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $95/person., 181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Call 408-505-9816. Rhododendron Plant Sale The De Anza chapter of the American Rhododendron Society will host a rhododendron plant sale. April 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 130 Main Street, Los Altos.


OUTDOORS Foothill College Spring Plant Sale The Foothill College Environmental Horticulture and Design Program presents its Annual Spring Plant Sale, including tomato plants, bamboo, shrubs, succulents and more. Items are first come, first served. Payment must be cash or check; no credit cards. Bring bags or boxes to transport purchases. April 20, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission; parking is $3. Foothill College Environmental Horticulture Facilities (adjacent to Lot 8), 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-7427. www.

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‘Face2Face’ with Polyvore co-founder Tedx Bay Area presents “Near Future Predictions about Personal Computing,� featuring Pasha Sadri, the creator of Yahoo! Pipes and a co-founder of Polyvore. April 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $25. Samovar Conference Hall, 1077 Independence Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-469-3243. ‘Understanding Dementia’ An expert neuropsychologist discuss the challenges that come after an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis. Discussion will include currently available treatments, difference between normal aging and dementia, and non-pharmacological approaches. April 22, 2-3 p.m. No charge for members, $2 for nonmembers. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 650-289-5438.

LIVE MUSIC Moroccan-music night Live music and a five-course menu “just for foodies,� priced at $30 with a wine pairing for $20. Mondays, March 18-April 29, 5-9:30 p.m. Morocco’s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-9681502. Tango Dance Party The Redwood Tango Ensemble hosts a “Tango Dance Party� that includes demonstrations and a free tango lesson. April 27, 7:30-11:30 p.m. $10 Members, $8 Moldaw residents, $15 Non-Members at the door. Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

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997 All Other Legals 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) NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: April 4, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of Applicant(s) is/are: PIZZA ALLIANCE 3 LLC, THE The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 146 Castro St. Mountain View, CA 94041-1202 Type of license(s) Applied for: 41 - ON-SALE BEER & WINE EATING PLACE (MVV Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 2013)

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PUBLIC NOTICES Continued from page 27 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ERICA STILES aka ERICA KAPANY aka ERICA S. KAPANY Case No.: 1-12-PR-171394 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors,

contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of ERICA STILES aka ERICA KAPANY aka ERICA S. KAPANY. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: RAJ S. KAPANY in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA CLARA. The Petition for Probate requests that: RAJ S. KAPANY be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent's


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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 May 9, 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

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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 the 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/ Matthew A. Crosby, Esq. Crosby & Crosby, A Professional Law Corporation 1570 The Alameda, Suite 200 San Jose, CA 95126 (408)370-7500 (MVV Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 2013)





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