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ith a little help from the community, the Mountain View-based Community Health Awareness Council of Mountain View will be able to open the doors at their new location in July, a spokeswoman with the organization said. “We’ve been in desperate need of more space for a little while now,” said Carrie Carstens, public relations manager at CHAC, non-profit focused on helping local students and community members by providing no- and low-cost mental health services in schools and at their office in downtown Mountain View. “And this whole situation just kind of happened.” “This whole situation,” as Carstens called it, is being referred to as the “Miracle on El Camino.” CHAC will soon leave its current building at 711 Church Street, and move just a few short blocks to 590 W. El Camino Real, the former offices of the mobile technology company Loopt, which CHAC swapped for its old quarters. According to Carstens, the company that owns the former Loopt offices agreed to swap deeds with CHAC, which owns its current headquarters outright. The deal effectively gives the non-profit a larger, more valuable building for free. CHAC’s current offices were recently appraised at $1 million, while their new digs are worth an estimated $3 million, and at 7,330 square feet, the new offices are roughly double the size of the old CHAC building. Yet, while CHAC has done well in the trade, there is still quite a bit of work to be done, and See CHAC, page 10



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The Pearson house languished for years before being demolished to make way for an office building.

Historic Pearson house demolished PIECES OF 130-YEAR-OLD HOME SAVED BY GREAT-GRANDSON By Daniel DeBolt


fter years of abandonment and several attempts to save it, the 130-year-old home of early Mountain View businessman Charles Pearson has been turned into rubble in order to make room for an office building.

“I hope it’s for a good cause,” said Chez TJ owner George Aviet, who looked on from his restaurant’s balcony as the home next-door was demolished the morning of April 25. “Of course it’s a shame to see it go, but nobody took care of that building.” He added that the neglected home, its porch overhang propped up by a tem-


porary structure, had been an eyesore for many years. A four-story office building called “Bryant Park Plaza” will go in its place with a ground floor parking garage and cafe. It already has a tenant lined up as downtown office space is under high demand from tech startSee PEARSON, page 6

fter making it through the recession with a hiring freeze and cutting over 30 vacant job positions from the city budget, officials are now looking to start hiring at city hall. In Tuesday’s City Council meeting, City Manager Dan Rich proposed adding more than a half-dozen new jobs using onetime funds and one “permanent” job: a new $250,000 director of Information Technology position. The City Council supported the idea. Adding a new department head is not something “I take lightly,” Rich said.”I believe this is necessary to make technology a priority as council has said it wants it to be,” he said, referring to one of the council’s top three goals that was confirmed Tuesday. The others are pedestrian and bicycle mobility and the preservation and expansion of the city’s tree canopy. Mountain View is “a very highly educated, high-tech community,” said council member Margaret Abe-Koga. “We have all these startups coming to us, saying, ‘This is the technology we are developing, do you want to beta test it?’ We haven’t had a lot of time to to see what works for us. That’s what I would envision this IT person to be — on the cutting edge of what’s going on in the world.” The city’s current in-house information technology department is managed by finance director Patty Kong, who would perhaps have more time to generate revenue for the city, noted council member Mike Kasperzak. Among the other jobs Rich See COUNCIL, page 13 EXPLORE THE NEW

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NASA imaging tech makes for better wildfire battles By Daniel DeBolt


hanks to NASA Ames Research Center, the U.S. Forest service will have a new weapon to battle wildfires with this summer. It’s an airplane-mounted sensor that can measure heat on the ground with precision, producing a heat map showing active fires, hot spots and areas that are smoldering. Called an “Autonomous Modular Sensor,” or “AMS” for short, it was recently mounted on a Cessna Citation airplane owned by the U.S. Forest Service, and will be available to firefighting crews working in this year’s wildfire season. “Missions will be flown the same day people order them up,” said Tom Zajkowski, remote sensing specialist for the U.S. Forest Service, as he stood by the

plane on Moffett Field’s tarmac. The data the sensor produces “can be used in fire behavior models. If you know where a fire is and you have prediction model, it can tell you where it’s probably going to go. Then you can order up the resources you need to fight the fire.” “More and more teams are seeing the use of getting data because we are having more fires and fires of greater intensity,” Zajkowski said. “With the budgets they way they are, you have to do things wisely, you have to fight fire effectively.” The sensor was under development at NASA Ames between 2006 and 2010, used in a limited number of wildfires while aboard NASA’s Ikhana drone and B-200 King-Air airplane. With the sensor now in the See NASA SENSOR, page 11



s supporters of immigration reform prepared to march from Rengstorff Park to Mountain View City Hall on May 1 — a day that has become synonymous with immigrants-rights rallies — the head of the Day Worker Center was preparing for a much longer journey. In the run-up to the march,

Maria Marroquin told the Voice that she and several other immigrant rights advocates would be fasting for 11 days following the event, with the intent of drawing attention to immigration reform. Over the 11 days they abstain from eating, she will tour churches on the Peninsula and in the South Bay with the aim encouraging the local religious


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community to pray and take action for immigration reform. Marroquin said that the 11 days of her fast represent the estimated 11 million immigrants in

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the U.S. who have no clear path to citizenship. Many of them struggle and suffer every day, she said, adding that providing them

Former arts chair seeks $300,000 in damages By Daniel DeBolt


ormer arts committee chair Chris Parkinson is seeking $300,000 from the city for its response to a series of controversial comments made online, according to a claim filed with Mountain View and letters sent to the city attorney’s office. The city rejected his claim via a letter dated April 24. According to the response letter from City Attorney Jannie Quinn, the claim was rejected for “failing to

describe factual circumstances” and for not providing the names of city officials “who caused damages or injury.” A comment posted on the Voice’s website in March was a reaction to a story about where to place two large, donated portions of the Berlin Wall. The comment objected to remarks by council member Ronit Bryant, noting that she is from Israel and claimed that “she is a Rothschild mind and it shows.” The Rothschilds were a wealthy

Jewish family often cited in conspiracy theories, “an allusion to a notion that Jews control the world,” said Seth Brysk of the Anti-Defamation League, who has called the comments “bigoted, anti-Semitic (and) bizarre” — the “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.” The comments were posted by “Chris Parkinson,” and in subsequent phone interviews and

a path to citizenship would help ease their suffering. Opponents of immigration reform should realize that the vast majority of so-called “illegal immigrants” are contributing to the local economy and living peaceful, law-abiding lives, Marroquin said. “The people who are here really, really love this country and deserve a path to live here.” Job Lopez, the Mountain View resident who organized the local march, said Tuesday that he expected around 2,000 to attend the event, which would overlap with many other similar gatherings around the Bay Area and across the country, as pending immigration

reform legislation makes its way through Congress. Lopez, who called the current state of U.S. immigration policy “very inhuman and unjust,” said the march is meant to call attention to the fact that families of smart, hardworking people are being broken up by Immigration Control Enforcement. While these are people who are not legally U.S. citizens, he noted that they are also people who contribute to their community and love their new country. And, they are very often people who have children who are U.S. citizens — children that have

emails with the Voice, Parkinson at first acknowledged writing the post and expanded on its contents, then later claimed his identity had been stolen and someone else had posted under his name. After receiving a letter from the mayor saying that he had violated the city’s code of conduct, Parkinson resigned his appointed post on the arts committee before the City Council could vote to remove or censure him at its April 16 meeting. In the claim, Parkinson requests damages for the “threatening emails and hate filled posting”

he said he has received following the comments. “These damages have resulted in fear for personal safety, defamation, and personal attacks to claimant” as well as “employment capacity damage” he writes in the claim. He blames the city for “leaking (a) personal letter.” The city released copies of both the mayor’s letter to Parkinson admonishing him for his conduct, and his letters pressuring council member Bryant to drop what he perceives as a campaign against him — all of which are

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The Pearson house contained toxins that included asbestos and lead-based paint.


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ups. The City Council approved the project in January. Developer Roger Burnell told the City Council on Tuesday that that pieces of the home were saved at the last minute. Pearson’s great-grandson, Chris Pearson, stepped forward to take the

pieces for a display to be placed at the Pearson Ranch in La Honda, Burnell said. A recent effort by former arts committee chair Chris Parkinson to move the house to a city-owned Shoreline Boulevard lot for use as an art gallery also failed to gain support. “It didn’t come together in the end,� Burnell said. “There wasn’t sufficient interest or time.�

Burnell had originally offered to move and restore the home at 902 Villa Street — at his own expense — to be used as part of a city history museum that was once proposed for the Cuesta Annex. But after residents complained that development would ruin the Annex, the City Council declined the offer. Bonita Drive resident Josephine Manoli had expressed interest in

moving the home into her large backyard, an offer Burnell was interested in but that turned out not to be feasible. The City Council had even entertained using city funds to buy the property in 2010. For a number of years the home was protected by law. Its proposed demolition in 2001 to make way for another development proposal sparked the

creation of an ordinance that protected it along with dozens of historic buildings in Mountain View. But later court decisions have made that ordinance legally irrelevant, said Randy Tsuda, the city’s community development director. Built sometime before 1887, the home was believed to be the fourth oldest in the city. According to a report on the

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a row, was named best news website in its category in an annual journalism competition. The Weekly picked up nearly a dozen other awards in categories including photography, local government and arts and entertainment coverage. Voice photographer Michelle Le won second place in two categories — photo essay and feature photo — for her work for the Voice’s sister paper, the Almanac. The Almanac won five awards this year. CNPA award winners are selected by a panel of 35 out-ofstate journalists. Andrea Gemmet

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t’s been getting harder for the parents of some Huff Elementary School parents to pull the “Because I told you so” card on their children, and there is one man to blame for that. Brier Buchalter, a teacher with the Gifted and Talented Education program at Huff, has been encouraging students of his speech and debate class to be contrary in his speech and debate class, and at the after-school debate club he runs. On Saturday, April 27, Buchalter held what he believes might have been the first elementary schoollevel debate tournament in the state, and perhaps even the country. The day kicked off at 9 a.m. with about 70 debaters, a few of them as young as 7, facing off in teams of two to either defend or refute statements, such as: “Humans are more generous than greedy,” and “A sense of fulfillment is more important than financial success.” The young debaters included home-schooled students, as well as pupils from Encinal School in Menlo Park and Discovery Charter School in San Jose. The tournament was conducted according to the “parliamentary” style, which means the children are only introduced to the propositions they’ll be arguing 20 minutes prior to beginning the debate. Over the course of the day, students from Huff, Menlo Park, San Jose and some home-schoolers faced off in debate after debate. For generations, organized scholarly debate was practiced only at the university level, according to Buchalter — who discovered his passion for the art of argument in college. “Debate was considered the most elite form of academia,” he said, explaining that as it became more popular among undergraduates, debate ultimately trick-

led into high schools, then elite middle schools began offering the activity as a way to give their students a head start. “It was assumed that middle school was the edge. A lot of people thought (elementary school students) couldn’t handle that level of analysis.” But according to Buchalter, the grown-ups haven’t been giving elementary school students — especially the older ones — enough credit. While he said he believes very young children don’t have the ability to participate in a meaningful, reasoned debate, Buchalter said he has worked with many third, fourth, fifth and sixth-graders who perform admirably. In fact, he’s even seen a few first- and second-graders who can handle it.

‘I really like debate. It’s kind of a passion for me.’ MAHI KOLLA, FIFTH-GRADER

“I like how we can argue in a controlled manner,” Mahi Kolla, a Huff fifth-grader said after winning a debate during the tournament’s semifinals. “I really like debate. It’s kind of a passion for me.” Mahi’s partner and fellow Huff fifth-grader, Jeanette McKellar, said debate has helped her work out how she feels about difficult topics. It’s also helped her mature. “It’s a way for me to learn how to argue — but not just argue, argue, argue. It’s like, not just saying, ‘Oh, you’re wrong!’ But learning how to convince someone you are right.” Being able to argue logically is a skill both girls agreed would likely come in handy in the upcoming

California Standardized Tests, in which they will have to write persuasive essays. Mahi and Jeanette also agreed on another score: “We beat the boys, so we’re happy!” Buchalter, who introduced debate at Huff last year, said the activity has really caught on a the school. Proof of its popularity could be seen around 5 p.m. at Huff, when an obviously flustered, yet ever-polite Buchalter scrambled to get all the kids and volunteer parent judges to the right room for the start of the semifinals. “I thought it would be a success, but I had no idea how successful it would be,” Buchalter said after the tournament. “It was really wonderful to see that level of participation.” Debate has proven to be an incredibly powerful instructional tool, according to Buchalter. “It kind of conditions you as a whole person,” he said. “I’ve been teaching for quite a while, and I’ve never seen anything be as transformative as this for the kids.” Huff parent Darshana Mulge said that debate has helped her daughter come out of her shell., given her confidence and improved her public speaking. Debating has made his son a better listener, Nathan Sandland said, as you have to listen carefully to your opponent in order to properly counter or refute claims made against your cause. “I think it’s good that he’s learning how to formulate arguments,” Sandland said. None of the parents that spoke with the Voice said they were concerned with their children talking back a result of debate. However, Buchalter shared a story about how one of his debate students used her skills of persuasion to convince her parents that she would benefit from owning an iPad. See DEBATE, page 13

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or fifty years, Community Services Agency (CSA) has been providing vital social services for residents of Mountain View, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills. We understand that hardship can come at any time and knows no age limit. We provide a safety net so that independence and self-sufficiency can be restored and maintained.

An evolving name reflects an evolving organization CSA has grown from humble origins. In 1957, a group of Mountain View residents, concerned about the welfare of low-income families in the city, gathered to talk about the plight of the local migrant farm workers. They decided to form the Mountain View Welfare Council to address the needs of this population. Within a year, the council was incorporated, and it was planning its first sharing of holiday gifts for families. By 1967, the interests of the council had expanded to include housing issues, immigration issues, and the needs of senior citizens. Accordingly, its name was changed to the Mountain View Community Council. With a move into larger, permanent office space in 1974, the organization changed its name once again, this time to Mountain View Community Services, reflecting the increasing services provided, such as meals and counseling. CSA assumed its present name, Community Services Agency, in 1982, in recognition of a client base that extends through Los Altos to Los Altos Hills.

A growing repertoire of programs and services CSA’s first program in 1958 was a holiday gift distribution called Christmas Clearance. Later called Santa Claus Exchange, the program remains today an important element of CSA’s work, now the Holiday Sharing program. 1974 was a big year for the agency. Clothing distribution was added to a growing list of Emergency Assistance services. Also, the agency moved into larger facilities at 204 Stierlin Road, Mountain View. Interior painting of the building was performed by clients and board members, while volunteers from the Mountain View Police Department handled the move from the old office space to the new.

s4HEFIRST"ROWNIEAND3COUTGROUPSFORMINORITYCHILdren, now integrated into the Girl Scouts. The agency has also sought and established partnerships with other nonprofit providers, to ensure their delivery to CSA’s clients. Examples: Women Infants and Children, Lawmobile, and Rotacare.

CSA Today Another milestone occurred in 1977, with the initiation of food service to the needy. CSA’s Emergency Assistance program added crisis intervention services in 1982 and the Community Kitchen (food distribution) and financial assistance services in 1983. The Senior Services program added transportation in 1983 and case management in 1984. In 1989, the agency launched a new Homeless Services program designed to lift the homeless up from their situation to rejoin society. The Alpha Omega Shelter was the first service offered, in cooperation with 17 local churches. CSA conducted a capital campaign and dramatically upgraded its facility in 1990. Among other features, the building had greater capacity for food service, then termed the Food Closet. The Homeless Services program stepped up in 1995 with the creation of Graduate House, a transitional housing facility managed by Project Match. CSA was a partner in this facility. In 1998, CSA fundamentally changed the nature of its Food and Nutrition program by creating the Food Pantry (grocery store for the needy) at the Stierlin Road facility and discontinuing its meals program. Another fundamental change occurred in 2006, when CSA discontinued the rotating homeless shelter in favor of enhanced case management services, pursuing the demonstrated “housing first” model for serving the homeless. The revised program is now called Alpha Omega Homeless Services. Programs Originated or Facilitated by Community Services Agency Throughout its history, CSA has been a source for new, innovative social services within the community. Many of these services are now administered by other agencies. A few examples: s4HEFIRSTDAYCARECENTERIN-OUNTAIN6IEW NOW7HISman Child Care Center. s-OUNTAIN6IEW#OMMUNITY(EALTH#ENTER NOWMANaged by a community group. s 4RANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR STUDENTS IN %NGLISH AS A Second Language (ESL) classes, now operated through Mountain View-Los Altos Adult Education.

Mature at age 55, CSA now follows a strategy of first contact for the community’s needy, providing fundamental services and referring clients to other agencies for additional services.

Caring for the homeless CSA’s Alpha Omega Homeless Services provides case management, direct assistance, and referral services (most importantly housing) to individuals and families. CSA partners with numerous other county service providers, assembling a comprehensive package of assistance to the local homeless population. Caring for the working poor and unemployed CSA’s Food and Nutrition Center supplements the nutrition requirements of needy families with fresh and staple groceries. Food items are contributed by community supermarkets and by nonprofit organizations like Second Harvest Food Bank and Hidden Villa. CSA’s Emergency Assistance program provides a much needed helping hand to those afflicted with shortterm severe needs. Assistance includes rent, utility payments, short-term shelter, medical purchases, and many services for children, especially related to school. Holiday Sharing, providing food to families and fun toys to kids, is a joyful program that draws together volunteers and clients from throughout the community.

Caring for the elderly Senior Services is the fastest-growing CSA program, reflecting the growth of the elderly population in our community. Case managers deliver in-home assessments, counseling, referrals, and educational seminars, designed to allow local seniors to remain safe and independent. Our Senior Nutrition Program at the Mountain View Senior Center serves subsidized hot lunches every weekday, countering the isolation and apathy that can afflict the elderly.

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he ongoing battle between Bullis Charter School and the Los Altos School District appears to be escalating — with the heads of both organizations accusing the other of breaking the law. The head of the charter school is saying the district is illegally

pursuing purchase of a property outside of the district, while the superintendent of the district is accusing the charter of holding private meetings that ought to be public. On April 24, BCS released a statement claiming that the district was discriminating against current and would-be charter school students by paying a

$50,000 security deposit for a chance at purchasing the Raynor Activity Center in Sunnyvale, which the district would presumably then propose as a future site for BCS. Ken Moore, chair of the BCS board, said his school would not consider relocating to the site, which he claimed is located 8 miles outside of the district.

Moore said the district would be breaking the law if it bought the site using taxpayer funds. With the bid on the Raynor Activity Center, Moore said that LASD was “escalating� the conflict between the two educational organizations. LASD Superintendent Doug Smith said that the district had placed $50,000 down for the


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the organization needs to raise money to do it. The organization’s officials hope to open up in July, but before they do they have to raise about $188,000. They’ve gathered some of that money from private donors and various grants, Carstens said, but they still have a ways to go. The biggest renovation required in the new building is making the individual offices and rooms private. When Loopt occupied the building, many of the walls were made of glass. These need to be removed or turned opaque to provide CHAC patients the privacy they need. CHAC is asking that anyone with the desire and ability to donate to consider giving. “We help kids and families at a local level,� Carstens said. “We believe that if there are healthy kids, healthy families and healthy schools, it trickles down to the wider community.� To give, visit the fund-raising website GoGetFunding at www. and search for “CHAC� in the upper righthand corner.

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possession of the Forest Service, “we would expect to do a lot more,” Zajkowski said, noting that it may be used for up to 400 f light hours this year, compared to the 120 hours a year it was used when NASA research protocols had to be followed. The AMS has other uses as well, and the Forest Service will be marketing it to companies and other government agencies when not in use for firefighting duties. “We’ve already flown missions for the USGS (U.S. Geological Service) over Utah Lake where they are monitoring thermal hot springs,” Zajkowski said. In late April, the plane was set to fly a mission for the U.S. Department of Agriculture over a Northern California vineyard where “heat differentials” will be used to to map out soil moisture and provide data for efforts to minimize the among of water that is used on the crops, Zajkowski said. COURTESY NASA AMES AND GOOGLE

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ire officials are investigating the cause of a two-alarm fire that swept through a vacant hotel on El Camino Real. The fire at the Tropicana Hotel at 1720 El Camino Real was reported at 6:24 p.m. Sunday, April 28, and closed down the westbound lanes of El Camino Real for several hours. Mountain View firefighters reported that there were no injuries. Two 15-year-old Mountain View boys were arrested for trespassing at the Tropicana earlier in the day. Sgt. Dan Vicencio of the Mountain View Police Department said officers found them sitting on a couch in one of the rooms of the hotel — which has been vacant for some time and is scheduled for demolition. There were beer cans around the room, but the boys told police the beer was not theirs and that they were just “hanging out,” Vicencio said.


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grown up thinking of America as their home and know nothing about their parents’ country of origin, he said. “The Obama administration, for the last several years, has been deporting mothers and fathers of U.S.-born children,” Lopez said, calling for an “immediate stop to unjust deportations.” Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, said he doesn’t doubt that many of those who are deported for living in this country without citizenship are good people. But logistically speaking, he said, it only makes sense that the U.S. tighten its borders and place more restrictions on immigration. “We do not benefit from admitting 19th-century style workers — meaning lower skilled workers — into a society that has radically changed,” Krikorian said, pointing to Silicon Valley’s “knowledge-based economy” to prove his point. Of the 11 million individuals living in the U.S. illegally, about 7 million are in the workforce, he said, and the vast majority of them are working in low-paying,

The boys were released into the custody of their parents. Both police and fire officials said they were investigating whether the two teens may have some connection to the fire. However, currently there is no evidence linking them to the blaze. Vicencio said the two teens were not the first to break into the abandoned hotel, noting that transients and others have been known to climb the fence and loiter inside the abandoned building. Nearby resident Kristina Pereyra said she and her neighbors saw flames 6 feet high coming from the Tropicana’s roof Sunday night and wondered if they should evacuate. She said they worried the fire would spread to a large eucalyptus tree near the hotel, and from there to a canopy of Monterey pines near the rear fence line. “Just then the fire hoses started hitting the tree branches, giving everything a good soaking. We left the yard feeling reassured

and appreciating our city’s firefighters,” Pereyra said. Prometheus Real Estate Group closed a deal to purchase the hotel site and a neighboring property in January of last year. “We are planning a new, state-ofthe-art, luxury apartment community for this property,” Jon Moss, executive vice president for Prometheus, said last year. The fire started on the first floor of the vacant hotel, which is slated for demolition. Firefighters used the hotel for training exercises about eight months ago, so ventilation was already in place that helped limit the fire’s spread, according to Mountain View Fire Department spokeswoman Jaime Garrett. Garrett noted that the building had no utilities and no one was supposed to be inside the building. Around 12 units in the two-story building were affected by the fire, Garrett said. Bay City News Service c ontributed to this report

low-skilled jobs. According to his numbers, there are about three times as many native-born Americans competing for the same jobs. “Why are we importing more lower-skilled workers?” he asked. “That’s immoral, pure and simple.” Krikorian said that while those who have skirted immigration may love this country, they have still broken the law. “At the most elementary level, they knew they were breaking the law, they snuck into the country or the lied about promising to leave when their time was up,” he said. But according to Lopez, simply crossing the boarder illegally is not a heinous crime and those who have done so should not be treated like criminals. He offered his personal story as proof of this assertion. When Lopez, who has been a U.S. citizen for decades, first came to America, he overstayed his visa — not because he planned to, but because as a young, brighteyed man with big dreams, he had underestimated the cost of living here. His plan when he first came her 40 years ago was to save enough money to return to his home in Mexico and start a business. But as his bills mount-

ed and he had to buy a car, his plans were delayed. Before he knew it he had established a life here. He met a woman, they fell in love and when he married her, Lopez got his citizenship. The couple now has two daughters and grandchildren. Lopez acknowledges that some who cross the border illegally aren’t as virtuous, and he said he supports the deportation of violent criminals. He even said he would support stricter border crossing control to be put in place. However, Lopez said, the only way to truly slow illegal border crossings is for the global community to focus on improving living conditions in Mexico and other South American countries. People who take a chance to come to America — legally or illegally — are very often coming here because they feel they can no longer tolerate living in their country of origin. They want better lives. “They immigrate because they cannot find ways that they can live,” he said. Until people feel they can make a living and provide for their families in poorer parts of Mexico, until people don’t fear for their safety because of political violence in places like Venezuela, they won’t stop making the pilgrimage to the U.S., he said. To see photos from the May Day march, head to the Voice’s website,

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WOMAN ROBBED AT SHORELINE A woman was robbed at a country music concert at Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheatre on April 26, according to police. The victim was watching the concert from the sloped grass section of the venue when she was pushed from behind by a man, she fell forward and the man grabbed her purse and ran off, said Sgt. Dan Vicencio of the Mountain View Police Department. She described the robber as a thin white man in a black hooded sweatshirt, Vicencio said. The woman told Shoreline security, but “according to her statement, they didn’t seem to care,� Vicencio said. In any case, they did not locate the robber. She called police the next day.

IPAD, JEWELRY STOLEN A home in the 1000 block of Madison Drive was burglarized on April 26, police said. One of the two victims in the burglary returned home to find her bedroom ransacked and $15,000 in jewelry and an iPad were missing. A husband and wife live in the home, according to Sgt. Dan Vicencio, public information officer with the Mountain View Police Department. Both left in the morning. The wife returned home at about 12:15 p.m. and first noticed the iPad was gone. When she entered her bedroom she found drawers left open, clothes strewn about and an empty jewelry box on the floor. Police believe the burglar, or burglars, entered through a bathroom window, Vicencio said. The couple said they had left the window open “about an inch.� Police found the screen to the bathroom window on the floor and the window wide open. Investigators have no suspects and no witnesses have come forward, Vicencio said.

ESCAPED SUSPECT CAUGHT A domestic violence suspect who escaped from a patrol car in North Fair Oaks on Thursday night, April 25, was captured Saturday evening in Mountain View, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. Juan Carlos Valencia, 27, was taken into custody around 5:14 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt said. Valencia was first arrested Thursday after people in the 2700 block of Devonshire Avenue reported a domestic violence assault in progress. Deputies found Valencia and a female victim on the sidewalk, and after conducting interviews, arrested Valencia for allegedly assaulting and injuring his girlfriend. He was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol car, but escaped on foot. Deputies pursued on foot and searched the area, but were unable to find him. He was booked into San Mateo County Jail on Saturday evening on a $135,000 warrant on suspicion of domestic violence, false imprisonment with violence, violation of a protective order, and terrorist threats. Bay City News

proposes to add are a half-time communications coordinator for his office, an associate civil engineer, an associate city planner, a plan-check engineer, an assistant building inspector, a financial analyst for the finance department and an office assistant for the building department. The new jobs come as the city projects budget surpluses in fiscal years 2013-14 and 2014-15. “This is the first year we’re not projecting a deficit for next year, so we feel good about that,� Kong said. Rich noted that Silicon Valley’s economy is leading the country out of the recession, and “I would argue we are leading Silicon Valley.� The result is a projected $4.6 million rise in revenues from hotel taxes, property taxes and sales taxes for the city next year, while expenses rise by only $3 million in the proposed $98 million general fund budget. It is projected that $3 million will be left over at the end of the current fiscal year on June 30. The surpluses will to be used to fund reserves and many of the the new positions Rich has proposed (which will also receive funding from other sources) as well as $375,000 in firefighter overtime pay and $85,000 to continue the city’s popular “Energy Upgrade� program, which provides energy audits of people’s homes in order to help residents reduce energy use. Council members also supported $533,600 in other budget increases, including $90,000 in increased funding for janitorial services, $74,600 for new computer hardware and software, $40,000 to help meet increased demand for aquatics programs, a $44,400 increase for supplies and staff at the teen center, $63,500 to enroll another 80 kids in city-run summer camps, and $60,000 for new youth and adult classes run by the city. Email Daniel DeBolt at

BICYCLE COLLISION Police are currently investigating who was at fault in an April 29 collision between a car and a bicyclist near the intersection of West Dana Street and Shoreline Boulevard. No one was seriously injured in the accident, which occurred at around 7:30 a.m. on Monday, according to Sgt Dan Vicencio of the Mountain View Police Department.

BREAK-IN NETS NOTHING Someone broke into the garage of a home on the 1700 block of Vassar Avenue, but left without taking anything, according to police. Sometime between 12 p.m. and 9 p.m. on April 24, someone forced entry into the garage of the house while no one was home, according to Sgt. Dan Vicencio, public information officer with the Mountain View Police Department. Nothing was reported missing. Mountain View Voice staff

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Jose Luis Navarro, called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pepeâ&#x20AC;? by those who knew him, died April 28 at age 56, due to medical complications. Born in Jalisco, Mexico in 1957, he was a long-time resident of Sunnyvale and Mountain View, where he lived with his wife of nearly 22 years. He worked at MacArthur Park Restaurant in Palo Alto for 26 years, where he was well loved by coworkers and those who were frequent visitors, his family said. He also worked at Crown Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto. He is survived by his wife, Isabel Ramos Navarro; their five children, Alexandra, David, Luis, Christopher, and Jennifer Navarro Halterman; his brothers, Alejandro, Eduardo, Sergio and Flavio; his sisters Patricia and Selva; and two grandchildren, Avery and Rory. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including Selva Trigueros and Jose Frias, whom he raised. A memorial service will be held at 12:15 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints chapel at 771 W. Fremont Avenue, Sunnyvale on Friday May 3. A viewing will be held at 11 a.m. A Jose Luis Navarro Memorial Trust has been established for those who wish to contribute in lieu of flowers; donations may be made at any Chase Bank.

CITY OF MOUNTAIN VIEW Council Neighborhoods Committee CENTRAL NEIGHBORHOODS AREA Neighborhood Meeting EDITH LANDELS ELEMENTARY 115 West Dana Street May 16, 2013 7:00 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:00 p.m. The City of Mountain View Council Neighborhoods Committee will be meeting with residents in the Central Neighborhoods area on May 16, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. (area designated on the map below). Residents are encouraged to participate in a forum to discuss: s7HAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE CHANGED IN YOUR neighborhood? s(OWCANTHE#ITYWORKWITHYOURNEIGHBORHOODTO MAKEITABETTERPLACETOLIVE This is an opportunity to make a difference in the future of your neighborhood and express your thoughts about ways to improve city services. For further information, please call the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Neighborhood Preservation Division at (650) 903-6379.

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JUGGLING LOW-WAGE JOBS AND BENEFITS Some Americans are not working because they make more money if they do not have a job. They are getting an unemployment compensation payment from the government and/or a welfare payment from the government, and those checks are bigger than they can earn with a low paying part-time job. Our laws should be changed so that when an unemployed person gets a job his total pay is greater than when he is not employed. For example, if his new job pays only $600 per month, his government check should only be reduced by $300. His total income will now be $300 higher than when he was unemployed. If he increases his skills and gets a $200 per month raise, his government check should be reduced by $100. His income will

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be $100 higher than before. This worker will be motivated to keep increasing his skills so that his income will continue to increase and, eventually, he will not require any payments from the government. Our laws and government policies should encourage healthy people to work and help improve our economy. Charlie Larson Sylvan Avenue

MORE RESIDENTS, MORE PROFITS I attended a meeting on April 29 in Foster City sponsored by a group calling itself â&#x20AC;&#x153;One Bay Area.â&#x20AC;? There are many official and unofficial regional groups with big plans for this area. Another group has a website at The aim is to add millions of more residents from around the world to the

about how vapors from the TCE plume are being detected in new locations and at sometimes toxic levels, inside homes and other buildings previously not considered to be at risk. The groundwater under these buildings was contaminated when the Navyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s underground solvent storage tanks leaked, according to EPA reports, and employees in various Moffett maintenance shops apparently dumped the solvents they used to clean parts on to the ground, where it seeped into the water table and has been present ever since. It is vapors from this chemical that come up through floors and collect inside buildings. Years of exposure to the vapors of this chemical is known to cause cancer, and the EPA warns that birth defects can result from just days or weeks of exposure at vulnerable times during pregnancy. Many other health problems can result if a person is exposed to toxic levels of vapors from TCE. Last month the Voice reported about concerns raised by residents of the Moffett Fieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wescoat Village, where resident are concerned about living over contaminated soil and groundwater. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many of us feel we have been living here uninformed with regards to the nearby plume,â&#x20AC;? a resident wrote in a letter shared with the Voice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being notified of issues potentially so dangerous should be as mandatory as having to supply the front office with the required copy of my petâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vet records to ensure they are safe to be in housing,â&#x20AC;? said one Wescoat resident, whose online post was made available to the Voice. Presence of the toxic TCE plume has been known to Moffett officials and the EPA for nearly 30 years. Nevertheless, residents or people who work in Moffett buildings, as well as certain neighborhoods in Mountain View, often are in the dark about the underground threat. The EPA, NASA Ames and the military need to take a much more aggressive stance on making sure workers and residents are warned about the potential hazard under their feet. Government agencies should not wait until the last minute to issue warnings when toxic quantities of TCE is found in their homes or workplaces. Bay Area so that some folks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; especially rich capitalists â&#x20AC;&#x201D; can make a huge profit, quality of life be darned. Our Mountain View City Coun-

cil members, while perhaps wellintended, appear to be sheep in a large herd. Gary Wesley Continental Circle


Moffett, Shoreline traffic choking Jackson Park By Karen DeMello


have lived in the Jackson Park neighborhood for nearly 25 years. The traffic backup on Moffett Boulevard to go downtown has been an issue since I first moved here; there are just too many train interruptions. The traffic on Shoreline Boulevard and the neighborhood street parking has become much worse in the past 5-10 years. The Shoreline traffic is due to the North Shoreline businesses (Google and others). The increased street parking is due to higher rents and house prices such that more people are sharing apartments, condos or houses. The proposed Prometheus development is going to double the population of our small neighborhood. There are going to be hundreds of “new” residents driving and parking their cars in this already somewhat confined neighborhood. That there is a proposal to close the Stierlin ramp to Central Expressway is shocking. That the bulk of the City Council seemingly supports this proposal (per the Voice article last week) is even more shocking. Here are my suggestions: ■ Please keep the Stierlin ramp open. The Jackson Park neighborhood is already “trapped” because of the Moffett and Shoreline traffic; closing the Stierlin ramp will make this neighborhood even more trapped. ■ Please make sure that Prometheus provides enough parking for the apartments. We do not want our neighborhood to turn into a San Francisco-style “walk six blocks to find a parking spot” situation (we already have this situation when the Portuguese Hall and Buddhist Temple have special events from time to time). I can live with special events, just as I’ve lived with “concert traffic” on Shoreline Boulevard for decades. But when this becomes a daily occurrence (as it already has with Shoreline daily traffic), it is very disappointing and frustrating. ■ Please make sure that Prometheus keeps the same sidewalk footprint along Moffett Boulevard. The wide sidewalk with the grass between the sidewalk not only makes for a parkway-like path, but it feels safer (not breathing in as much exhaust, less chance to “get run over” being close to the street). Karen DeMello lives on Windmill Park Lane

For a complete list of classes and class fees, lectures and health education resources, visit

May 2013

Senior Exercise Presented by Joanna Losito, R.N., MSN PAMF Health Education

Wednesday, May 8, 1 to 2 p.m. Sunnyvale City Senior Center 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale


Turning No into Yes: Encouraging Cooperative Behavior in Children Dr. Marvin Small Memorial Parent Workshop Series

Presented by Heidi Emberling, M.A. Early Childhood Educator, ParentsPlace

Tuesday, May 14, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mountain View Center 701 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View


linkAges Time Bank Orientation Wednesday, May 15, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mountain View Center 701 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View

El Camino YMCA 2400 Grant Road, Mountain View

Presented by linkAges Team Member linkAges Time Bank 650-691-8784

The linkAges TimeBank connects neighbors with neighbors through an online community-based service exchange network, focusing in and around the community of Mountain View. Connect with others in your community to exchange services, explore interests and learn new skills in exchange for time.



The Dr. Tom McDonald Memorial Lectures at the Palo Alto Center


Much Better Vision: An Overview of Common Eye Conditions

he Mountain View Visual Arts Committee (VAC) would like to address recent articles in the Voice about one of its members. The mission of the Visual Arts Committee is principally to advise the City Council on the selection of art and artists for cityfunded public art and recommend how the funds provided by the city’s One Percent for Art Program from the city’s capital improvement projects should be used. The committee, like the council we serve, strives to be respectful and inclusive of every member of the community, regardless of ethnicity, race, or anything else which might otherwise divide us. Public statements to the contrary by any of our members should be construed as opinions of that individual alone and not representative of the views of the committee. Please note the chairmanship of the VAC rotates annually and at our meeting in February 2013 we elected a new chair and vice chair. We are happy to share some examples of our accomplishments. The committee has worked with artists to develop public art at projects such as the senior center, transit center, and fire stations. Recently, a Call for Artists resulted in the selection of artwork for exhibition at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, which the public is invited to view. The committee website also contains an interactive map of all public art locations for you to design your own art tour of our city. If you are interested in learning more about the Visual Arts Committee, we invite you to visit our website at visual_arts.asp. The Visual Arts Committee Melanie Demers, Chair, Dina Cheyette, Vice Chair, and committee members Nili Helman-Caspi, Carol Mellberg, and Don Whitebread.

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Tuesday, May 14, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Palo Alto Center 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto


Men’s Reproductive Health Presented by Keith Lee, M.D. PAMF Surgical Oncology, Urology

Monday, May 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m. San Carlos Library 610 Elm Street, San Carlos

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G U I D E TO 2013 S U M M E R C A M P S F O R K I D S

For more information about these camps, see our online directory of camps at To advertise in a weekly directory, contact 650-326-8210 YMCA of Silicon Valley

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


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

Held at Stanford

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)


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.

1-888-709-TECH (8324)

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:


Stanford EXPLORE Careers in Medicine and Science Series


Are you a high school or college student interested in science, medicine or healthcare but unsure what degrees or careers are available? Stanford Explore has the answers! Email:

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



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

Mountain View

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.

650-917-6800 ext. 0

DHF Wilderness Camps

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 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

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


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Palo Alto Menlo Park/Sunnyvale

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

Alan Margot’s Tennis Camps


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.

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.


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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.

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

iD Teen Academies Gaming, Programming & Visual Arts

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.


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


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

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.

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By Sheila Himmel


woman walks into a restaurant. “It smells so good in here!” she says to her friends, spreading the love of Roger’s Deli & Donuts. As far as food goes, the Whisman area of North Mountain View is no Castro Street, and certainly no Google. There’s nothing cool about it. Roger’s attracts a multicultural clientele of soldiers from Moffett Field, scruffy tech workers from nearby office parks, elderly and very young neighbors. Strollers and walkers are easy to maneuver around the fleet of outdoor tables, shaded by umbrellas or overhangs. Indoor seats are not uncomfortable. Open from the crack of dawn to just before dinner, Roger’s serves up quality, value and an all-around pleasant experience. People who work there evidently care about they’re doing. At a busy lunch hour, all the counter staff were friendly and efficient. My companion asked Continued on next page




The breakfast sandwich at Roger’s Deli comes with eggs, Swiss cheese, bacon and avocado on a toasted croissant.

Above: The Reuben sandwich at Roger’s Deli & Donuts. Top: Jacqueline Octavo takes a customer’s order. May 3, 2013 ■ Mountain View Voice ■ ■



NOTICE OF COUNCIL MEETING SANTA CLARA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT PERMANENTE CREEK FLOOD PROTECTION PROJECT McKELVEY PARK You are invited to the following City of Mountain View Council meeting where the Council will consider the Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for the Santa Clara Valley Water District’s Permanente Creek Flood Protection Project (prepared by the Santa Clara Valley Water District), the conceptual design for McKelvey Park proposed as part of the project, and authorization for the City Manager to enter into project-related agreements with the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Additional details will be provided at the meeting on: TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013 6:30 P.M. (OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS THE ITEM CAN BE HEARD) COUNCIL CHAMBERS MOUNTAIN VIEW CITY HALL 500 Castro Street Mountain View, CA The report providing information on this item to the City Council will be published on the City’s website ( on or about May 10, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Jacqueline Andrews Solomon, Assistant Public Works Director, at (650) 903-6311. Comments may also be e-mailed to


Roger’s Deli in Mountain View offers plenty of outdoor seating. Continued from previous page

about water, because the dispenser was empty, and within minutes it was replaced. Breakfast starts at 5 a.m. on weekdays, 6 a.m. on weekends, and goes all day. If you want breakfast just before dinner, this is the place to go. The one tricky thing is that there’s


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a separate line, marked by a small sign: “Please order bagel, croissant sandwich, omelette here.” A cheese omelet is $5.50, blueberry pancakes are $6.25. Instead of microwaving, which turns bread products to mush, at Roger’s they toast sandwiches to order. A breakfast croissant is hot and flaky, with crispy edges. And cheap:

scrambled egg, avocado and the melted cheese of your choice on a house-baked croissant: $3.95. Rolls and breads are baked daily, as are the donuts ($1 each, $10 a dozen) at Roger’s Deli & Donuts. Tracy Lam inherited the name from the previous owner back in 1995. A menu still lists sandwiches

*Four course dinner with Complementary glass of Proseco Champagne $59 per person

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Menu – May 12th Appetizers Bruschetta Al Pomodoro Toasted slices of Oven Baked Bread topped with Roma tomato cubes marinated with Olive Oil, Garlic and Fresh Basil Crispy Zucchini Cakes Served with marinated cucumber & mint yogurt Salad Summer in Sorrento Watermelon topped with Feta cheese square, Arugula, fresh figs, Sicilian olives with Vidalia onion dressing. Strawberry Fields Crisp Mixed Lettuce, Fresh Strawberries, Toasted Pecans, Gorgonzola Cheese and served with our tangy Vidalia Onion Dressing Entrees Filet Mignon Marinated with herbs served with in a mushroom sauce with spinach. Served with broccoli and a risotto cake filled with blue cheese. Braised Short Ribs in a light red wine sauce Served with Polenta and seasonal fresh cut Vegetables. Linguine Pescatore Fresh salmon, snapper, clams, mussels and prawns in a spicy tomato sauce. Hear t shape Ravioli A Portobello & Shitake mushroom filling with Roma tomatoes and fresh spinach, in a light Marsala cream sauce. Grilled Salmon Served with sautéed spinach wild rice and vegetables. Dessert

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Tiramisu Italian dessert, consisting of alternating layers of coffee-soaked lady fingers and sweet mixture of mascarpone cheese, eggs and sugar. Linzar Hearts Cookies & Gelato Old fashioned ground nut dough cut into hearts and sandwiched with raspberry jam served with your choice of vanilla or chocolate gelato.


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burger and a veggie sandwich. As with the rest of the menu, drinks are large, varied, and reasonably priced. A 12-ounce fountain soda is 89 cents. Rogerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also has espresso drinks, Thai iced tea and iced coffee, and a huge cold case of juices and other beverages. Does Rogerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s do everything well? Maybe not everything. But the food is fresh, and the place is run by a real person, not a marketing plan. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been working well, going on 19 years.

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David Ramadanoff Conducts Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra with Florin Parvulescu

Alien (1979) (R)

Century 16: Wed 2 & 7 p.m.

Overture to Der Freischutz

At Any Price (R) Palo Alto Square: 2, 4:30 & 7:15 p.m. Fri & Sat also at 9:50 p.m.


Violin Concerto No.1 with Florin Parvulescu Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish”

The Big Wedding (R) Century 16: 10:20 & 11:20 a.m. & 1:40, 4:10, 6:20, 7:20 & 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 10:35 & 11:45 a.m. & 12:55, 2, 3:15, 4:35, 5:40, 7:15, 8:25, 9:45 & 10:45 p.m. (Sat no 4:35, 7:15, 9:45 p.m.)

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Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at 8:00 pm Valley Presbyterian Church 945 Portola Rd., Portola Valley Free reception after concert Sunday, May 5th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

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Los Altos United Methodist Church 655 Magdalena (at Foothill), Los Altos Free reception at intermission

Mayday: Mayweather vs. Guerrero Century 16: Sat 6 p.m. Century 20: Fri 6 p.m. Sat 6 p.m. Sun 6 p.m. Mon 6 p.m. Tue 6 p.m. Wed 6 p.m. Thu 6 p.m. Mud (PG-13) Century 16: 9:50 a.m. & 12:45, 3:40, 7:05 & 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 10:30 a.m. & 1:25, 4:25, 7:25 & 10:25 p.m.

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The Company You Keep (R) Century 20: 1:40, 4:40, 7:30 & 10:30 p.m. Guild Theatre: noon & 2:45, 5:30 & 8:15 p.m. The Croods (PG) ((1/2 Century 16: Fri 9:30 a.m. & 7:10 p.m. In 3D 4:30 & 9:50 p.m. Sat-Sun 10:20 a.m. & 4:20 & 9:50 p.m. Century 20: Fri 10:45 a.m. & 3:55 p.m. In 3D 1:15 p.m. Sat-Sun 10:45 a.m. & 3:55 & 9:10 p.m. In 3D 1:15 & 6:40 p.m. Disconnect (R) Century 16: Fri 9:30 a.m. & 9:10 p.m. Sun also 3:20 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m. & 2:10, 5:10, 7:55 & 10:35 p.m. Filly Brown (R)

Century 20: 4:45 & 10:40 p.m.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG-13)

Century 20: 9:50 p.m.

The Great Gatsby (PG-13) Century 16: Thu 10:40 p.m. In 3D 10 p.m. Iron Man 3 (PG-13) Century 16: 10 & 11:30 a.m. & 1:10, 2:50, 4:30, 6:05, 8, 9:30, 11:25 & 11:55 p.m. In 3D 9 & 11 a.m. & 12:10, 12:40, 2:10, 3:30, 4, 5:30, 7, 7:30, 8:50, 10:30 & 10:55 p.m. Century 20: 10 & 11:30 a.m. & 1, 2:30, 4, 5:30, 7:05, 8:35, 10:10 & 11 p.m. In 3D 11 a.m. & noon & 12:30, 2, 3, 3:30, 5, 6, 6:35, 8:05, 9:50 & 9:40 p.m. In XD 10:30 a.m. & 1:30, 4:30, 7:35 & 10:40 p.m.

Kon-Tiki (2012) (PG-13) Fri-Sat also at 9:45 p.m.

Century 20: 10:50 a.m. In 3D

Palo Alto Square: 2:15, 4:45 & 7:25 p.m.

Oblivion (PG-13) Century 16: Fri-Sat 10:10 & 11:10 a.m. & 1, 2, 3:50, 4:50, 7:20, 8:20 & 10:40 p.m. (Sun last show is 10:30 p.m.) Century 20: 11:05 a.m. & 1:55, 4:50, 7:45 & 10:35 p.m. Olympus Has Fallen (R)

Century 20: 11:25 a.m. & 2:20 & 8 p.m.

Oz the Great and Powerful (PG) ((1/2 In 3D 12:15 & 6:50 p.m.

Century 20: 3:45 p.m.

Pain & Gain (R) Century 16: 10 & 10:40 a.m. & 12:55, 1:50, 3:50, 4:50, 7:10, 8:30 & 10:20 p.m. Century 20: 10:55 a.m. & 12:25, 1:50, 3:25, 6:55 & 10 p.m. The Place Beyond the Pines (R) (((1/2 Century 16: 11:40 a.m. & 3:10, 7 & 10:25 p.m. Century 20: 12:10, 3:40, 7 & 10:15 p.m. The Reluctant Fundamentalist (R) Aquarius Theatre: 1, 4, 7 & 9:55 p.m. Renoir (R) ((1/2 10:25 p.m.

Century 16: 10:30 a.m. & 2, 4:40, 7:40 &

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

Guild Theatre: Sat

Aquarius Theatre: 1:15, 3:30, 6 & 8:30

Scary Movie 5 (PG-13) Century 16: Tue 8:30 p.m. Wed 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 5:05 & 10:45 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

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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, big-heartedly 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.

Jurassic Park (2013) (PG-13) 1:45 & 7:45 p.m.



For show times, plot synopses, trailers and more movie info, visit and click on movies.

Perhaps it’s damning “Renoir” with faint praise to call it agreeable, but Gilles Bourdos’ film about the waning days and household entanglements of Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir shows an admirable restraint, quiet simplicity and lush pictorial beauty. Screenwriters Jerome Tonnerre, Michel Spinosa and Bourdos walk us through the summer of 1915, when 74-year-old Renoir (Michel Bouquet) receives his latest muse: “a girl out of nowhere, sent by a dead woman.” She is Andree Heuschling (Christa Theret), a teenage aspiring actress referred by the painter’s recently departed wife. Andree quickly establishes herself as a free spirit who punctures pretension and wants to seize “everything life has to offer,” starting with men. All the Renoir men betray their neuroses about their own and the others’ uncertain futures, particularly Auguste’s should his shaky hand refuse to cooperate. Despite all the opportunity for (figurative) hand-wringing, “Renoir” tends to the understated and accentuates the positive. “A painting should be something pleasant and cheerful,” says Auguste. “There are enough disagreeable things in life.” With the inherent interest of its subjects and its every frame a painting, “Renoir” is, indeed, agreeable enough. Rated R for sequences of art-related nudity and brief language. One hour, 51 minutes. — P.C.

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‘About Women’ FaB studio will host three artists on weekend one of open studio season and four artists on weekend two, presenting their latest creations in jewelry, painting, printmaking, sculpture and more. May 4 through 12, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. FaB Studio, 2872 Cowper St., Palo Alto. Call 650-888-7721. ‘Light and Dark: Photography Now’ The Pacific Arts League of Palo Alto hosts a “First Friday” opening reception for an exhibition of original work by California-based photographers. May 3-20, 5:30-8 p.m. Free. Pacific Art League, 227 Forest Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-321-3891. ‘Rooms and Blooms’ Gallery 9 features acrylic paintings by Bay Area artist, Jan Meyer. “Rooms and Blooms” is on display through June 2 and features interior room scenes painted with bold colors and graphic patterns. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, May 3, 5-7 p.m. March 30-June 2, Tuesday-Saturday, 11-5 p.m.; Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos. Foothill College Open Studios Art Fine art from a wide variety of disciplines will be exhibited for sale including book arts, ceramics, drawing, garment printing, painting, photography, printmaking and more. Visitors will meet artists and see demos. Refreshments will be available. Cash and checks only. May 4-5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cubberly Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Bldg J-4, Palo Alto. Gallery House SVOS Exhibit Gallery House is extending its hours for the first three weekends in May for Silicon Valley Open Studios. Featuring ten artists: Vidya Narasimhan,,Thomas Arakawa, Martha Castillo, Charlotte Coqui, Madeline Ettin, Sydell Lewis, Dan McLean, Patricia Nojima, George Perazzo and Peter Schenk. May 4-19, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-326-1668. New Work by Barbara Heinrich De Novo Fine Contemporary Jewelry will present a show of new work by jewelry artist Barbara Heinrich, who is from New York. Meet Barbara Heinrich in person during her artist appearance Thursday, May 2, 2-6 p.m. and Friday, May 3, 10-6 p.m. The show will run from April 27 through May 22, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. De Novo Fine Contemporary Jewelry, 250 University Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-327-1256.

BENEFITS ‘Moonlight Sonata’ The Moonlight Sonata is a gala celebration in support of the Peninsula Symphony and its Bridges to Music Programs. Entertainment will be provided by young musicians and orchestra members. There will also be small plates, wine, live and silent auctions and a wine raffle. May 4, 6:30-9:15 p.m. $85 ($75 per person for groups of eight or more). Lucie Stern Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-941-5291. Casino Night Fundraiser Michaels at Shoreline hosts a casino night fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the Campbell Relay for Life team. With one ticket, attendees receive $100 in “Fun Money” to be used at the gaming tables. Many sponsors will be showing their support by donating prizes. May 11, 7-11 p.m. $60. Michaels Restaurant Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Call 408-643-8602.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS ‘Getting Started with Espalier’: A Technique for Growing Fruit Trees Learn the basics of espalier, a way of growing fruit trees along a wall, fence, or free-standing support system. This training and pruning technique saves space in the small garden and makes it easy to care for fruit trees. The event is preceded by a workshop on growing summer vegetables. May

4, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free. Master Gardener Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto. Call 408-282-3105. ‘Help Your Child Manage Anger’ This Children’s Health Council workshop will talk about the strategies to instill more positive behavior in children. Kate Dahl, MS, Predoctoral Psychology Intern, CHC, will also speak. Register online. May 7, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Children’s Health Council, 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto. Call 650-617-3812. ‘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. ‘Magic of the Lens’ - Digital Photography Workshop The Mid Peninsula Media Center is offering “Magic of the Lens,” a digital photography workshop where students will learn to shoot professionally and edit their images using Lightroom. Sudents will then learn to present their images to others by using consumer or professional printing services, framing and matting. Field shoot included. Software and computer lab provided, but participants should bring their own camera. May 7-28, Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m. $145. Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-494-8686. ‘Superstars of the Summer Veggie Garden: How to Grow the Best Ever Tomatoes, Peppers, Beans and Cucumbers’ Learn all the tips for growing summer vegetables, including which vegetables and varieties do well in the local climate and how to give them the best care from planting to harvest. The class will include hands-on demos. May 4, Followed by a second workshop on Fruit Tree Espalier (and then Open Garden). 10-11 a.m. Free. Master Gardener Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto. Call 408-282-3105. ‘Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra’ A 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 will be provided; members bring instrument, stand and appetizers to share. Register through website. Jan. 27-June 30, Sundays, 2-5 p.m. $10/session or $25/three sessions. Los Altos Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave, Los Altos. Call 650-793-2218. www. ‘AKASH: Ancient Keys for Attaining Success and Happiness’ The principles taught in this class 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. Beekeeping with Wayne Pitts Expert beekeeper Wayne Pitts, owner of Uvas Gold Apiary, will lead an informative class on how to beekeep The program will feature live bees (enclosed in a hive), beekeeping equipment, and honey samples for participants to try. May 6, 6:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library Program Room, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-948-7683. Comprehensive Digital Photography The Mid Peninsula Media Center is offering a weekly comprehensive digital photography class, in which students will learn how to use digital cameras and edit their images using Lightroom. Students will then learn to present their images to others by using consumer or professional printing services. Every Tuesday for four weeks, starting May 7, with one Saturday field shoot from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 7 10 p.m. $145. Midpen Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-494-8686. Drumming-Circle Workshop From March 15 through June 21, Avenidas is offering a drumming-circle workshop. Drums and rhythm instruments will be provided. No experience is needed. Workshops held every third Thursday of the month, 1-2:30 p.m. $5 for members, $7

for non-members. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St, Palo Alto. Call 650-289-5436. Master Gardener Summer Plant Clinic Gamble Garden hosts a few master gardeners for a walk-in summer plant clinic and consultation on preparing gardens for summer planting, which vegetables and ornamentals to plant this season, coping with pest damage, using compost, soil types, fertilizers, watering and more. May 11, 9-11 a.m. Free. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Call 650-329-1356. ‘Plant Propagation: Techniques for the Home Gardener’ Master Gardener Roberta Barnes will be showing different types of propagation: dividing perennials, making cuttings and planting seeds. Tips for success will be shared. For the casual gardener and experts alike. May 10, 1-2 p.m. Free. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 408-282-3105. scc.html Space Hacker Workshop Citizen scientists and hardware hackers will learn how to do “space on the cheap” at the first Space Hacker Workshop for Suborbital Experiments. Learn how to build and fly experiments in space, or even fly in space as citizen astronauts. The event will feature experiments, discussions and panels by prominent scientists. Citizens in Space has also purchased 10 flights on the XCOR Lynx spacecraft that are being made available to the citizen-science community. Get a glimpse at citizen-astronaut training activities scheduled for this summer. May 4-5, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. $150, student discount available. Space Hacker Workshop, 599 Fairchild Drive, Mountain View. Call 505-690-1295.

CLUBS/MEETINGS Astronomy Club Meeting The monthly meeting of the Peninsula Astronomical Society will include a talk open to the public. The speaker for May is Dr. Franck Marchis of the SETI Institute on “Breaking the Seeing Barrier.” Foothill Observatory will open after the meeting from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., weather permitting. May 10, 7:30-9 p.m. Free; $3 parking fee. 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.

COMMUNITY EVENTS 91st Annual May Fete Parade The theme of this year’s May Fete, Northern California’s oldest children’s parade, is “What Will You Discover?” The theme is a celebration of childhood curiosity and discovery. The parade features marching bands, decorated floats, and thousands of kids skipping, skating, riding bikes, wearing costumes, and parading their pets down University Avenue. The parade will end at Heritage Park. May 4, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Downtown Palo Alto, University Avenue, Palo Alto. Call 650-387-7048. David Troxel David Troxel, MPH, co-developer of “The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care” and the author of “Dignified Life” will present “New Trends in Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care” with a panel of local leaders in memory-loss care. May 4, 10 a.m. Free. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos Hills. Call 650-948-8291. Foothill College Open House Foothill College’s “Day on the Hill” event is a free showcase of the programs and services that the college offers. Featuring university transfer, financial aid career training program presentations, and campus tours. Free parking and lunch. May 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-6965. Spring Native Plant Sale Many species

NHIGHLIGHT ‘A LA CARTE & ART’ The “Official Kick-Off to Festival Season” will feature live music, microbrews, margaritas, sangria, mimosas, a farmers’ market with fresh seasonal produce, a classic car show, plus kids’ amusements in the “Tons of Fun Zone.” May 4-5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. On Castro Street, 400 Castro St., Mountain View.

of native plants suitable for a California garden will be on sale at this event. It will also feature experts on lawn alternatives and a free class on “Gardening Success with Native Plants” from 1-2 p.m. The event is sponsored by the California Native Plant Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter and Acterra. Cash or check accepted. May 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Hidden Villa Ranch, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. www.CNPS-SCV. org

CONCERTS ECYS Ice Cream Social Concert This evening with the El Camino Youth Symphony will feature a concert and an all-you-can-eat ice cream sundae bar. May 4, 6:15-8:30 p.m. $15. Albert & Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Stanford New Ensemble Jindong Cai directs the New Ensemble’s program of Jacques Ibert’s “Concertino da camera: pour saxophone-alto et onze instruments,” Eric Tran’s “String Quartet No. 1,” and another work to be announced. May 3, 8 p.m. Free. Campbell Recital Hall, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.

DANCE Jazz/Acro/Modern Dance Camp Dancers ages 9-17 focus on technique and improving their stretching while learning new combinations. July 8-12, 1-3 p.m. $135. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way Suite B, Mountain View. Call 650-861-0650.

ENVIRONMENT ‘Pathways Run/Walk’ A 5K, 10K and 1-mile run will raise funds to install owl houses at Westwind Community Barn, encouraging the use of natural predators to control unwanted rodents. May 11, 9 a.m. $20-$35. Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-947-2518. lahpathwaysrun. org/ Free E-Waste Recycling Earth Care will accept all computers (they will erase hard drives), mice, keyboards, monitors, printers, copy and fax machines, etc. The event benefits Stevenson PACT Elementary School. May 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Stevenson PACT Elementary School, 750-B San Pierre Way, Mountain View. Pandemonium Aviaries Enchanted Garden and Exotic Bird Tour Over Mother’s Day weekend, Pandemonium Aviaries will open its doors to the public for a behind the scenes tour of their rare bird conservation facility. May 11-12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $75. Pandemonium Aviaries, 221 Main St., Los Altos. Call 650-3809374. Permanente Creek Watershed Tour Join CGF and GreenTown Los Altos for a Permanente Creek Watershed Tour. The tour contains a wide breadth of information from a variety of perspectives, whether attendees are interested in wildlife, habitat restoration, flood protection, or creek history. May 4, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $35. Peninsula Conservation Center, 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-968-7243.

EXHIBITS 16 Artist Open Studio PigWings and Promises Studio hosts an open studio with acrylic, oil, pastel and watercolor painting; book arts, pen and ink drawing; mixed media; fine precious metal and gemstone jewelry; contemporary fashion and vintage bead jewelry, photography, ceramic sculpture, portraits and pottery. The event is Silicon Valley Open Studio Site 144. May 11-12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. PigWings and Promises Studio, 247 Velarde St., Mountain View. Call 650-965-0869. www.PigWingsAndPromises. com 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 ‘Young Children’s Spring Faire’ Waldorf School of the Peninsula hosts a “spring faire” featuring games, circle and singing, crafts and a puppet show (11 a.m. and 1 p.m.). Attendees can bring a picnic, meet the school’s early childhood teachers and find out about their programs. May 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Waldorf School of the Peninsula, 11311 Mora Drive, Los Altos. Call 650-209-9400. pdfs/2012-13/2013-spring-faire-flyer.pdf Julia Robinson Mathematics FestivalStanford Students in grades six through 12 are invited to test their brainpower and enjoy a hands-on learning experience covering a wide variety of math topics. Activity tables hosted by teachers, professors, graduate students, and others will engage young participants. May 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $10. Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St., Stanford. Call 510-917-0074.

LIVE MUSIC ‘Song of the Divine’: Kirtan, a tradition from Western India “Song of the Divine” is a multimedia introduction to kirtan, a devotional song and storytelling tradition from Maharashtra state in India. Mahesh Kale, a North Indian classical vocalist, will perform renditions of kirtan songs with Suryakha Deshpande, tabla, and Anand Karve, harmonium. May 4, 5-8 p.m. General admission $15-25; Student $6-10; Stanford students $5 with student ID; Early bird discount a Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Dr., Stanford. Call 650-723-3811. music.stanford. edu/Events/calendar.html Stanford Taiko: Spring Concert An evening of original music for the North American Taiko ensemble, debuting the inaugural concert of the new set of concert taiko crafted by Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten, taiko maker to the emperor of Japan. May 4, 8 p.m. General admission $10, students $5, Stanford students free with ID, seniors $9. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford. Call 650-723-3811. sto.stanfordtickets. org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=4934

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 through May 5, Wednesday through Sunday. $18-$30. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-941-0551. Stanford Savoyards present ‘The Sorcerer’ The Savoyards celebrate their 40th anniversary with “The Sorcerer,” an operetta of romance gone awry. May 10-12, 8-10 p.m. $10-$20. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford. Call 650-725-2787.

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 650-8570904. Compline: Evening Service of Song A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. A different choral group sings every week. Sundays, April 14-June 2, 9-9:30 p.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Call 650-723-1762. Tricia McCannon at East West Tricia Continued on next page

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(PJOHT0O Continued from previous page McCannon, author, historian and teacher, will speak at East West Bookstore on ancient mystery religions as part of three days of special events at East West. Call 650-988-9800 to reserve tickets. May 2-5, 7:30-9 p.m. Cost varies by day. East West Bookstore, 324 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-988-9800.

SENIORS Dialysis Come to this workshop to learn about the causes of kidney failure, the process for treating it, different forms of dialysis and the Oak Dialysis Center at El Camino Hospital. May 9, 1-2 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650903-6330.

SPECIAL EVENTS MHVS Annual Art Show Mountain View

High School’s annual Student Art Show will feature photography, drawing, painting and sculpture pieces on display in the library. May 6-24, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-940-4600. www.mvla. net/mvhs/Pages/default.aspx Monthly Food Tastings Neighbors Helping Neighbors will host a special guest each month, May through August, who will demo and give samples of recipes or foods provided with groceries to “neighbors in need.” Attendees can “taste test” these dishes or foods while supplies last. The May 4 event will feature cheese tastings from the Milk Pail Market. May through August, Saturdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. MidtownCenter, parking lot, 2700 Midtown Court, Palo Alto. Call 650-283-9910. Mother’s Day at Garden Court Hotel The Garden Court Hotel hosts a Mother’s Day brunch buffet, created and prepared by new Executive Chef Clive Berkman. May 12, 10 a.m.-

3:30 p.m. $69. Garden Court Hotel, 520 Cowper St., Palo Alto.

SUPPORT GROUPS Food Addicts in Recovery Weekly meeting on Sunday evenings. Open to all who want to stop eating addictively. 7-8:30 p.m. St. Marks Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. www. Silicon Valley ‘AWAKE’ Sleep Support Group Dr. Sarah Cheyette will discuss attention deficit/mood disorders and how poor sleep$nattention can be related. She will discuss: the role of dopamine in regulating behavior, how medications impact sleep, cognitive function and how the prefrontal cortex controls emotion, planning and problem solving. May 7, 7-8:15 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Medical Foundation-MV campus, 701 E. El Camino Real, Third Floor, Conference Rooms A,B, Mountain View. Call 408-739-6000.


TALKS/AUTHORS ‘May the Fourth Be With You’ The Stanford Bookstore celebrates the release of “Vader’s Little Princess” (sequel to the humor book “Darth Vader and Son”) with story time, activities and a costume contest (at 3 p.m.) May 4, 1-4 p.m. Free. Stanford Bookstore, 519 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. Call 650-329-1217. ‘Reviving the Science/Statecraft Dialogue’ Panelists discuss how science — and scientists — can influence the formation of national and global public policy. Featuring NPR Science Friday Host Ira Flatow, Heinz Award Winner Chris Field, former NOAA director Jane Lubchenko, and environmental entrepreneur Adam Lowry. May 9, 5-7:30 p.m. Free. CemeX Auditorium, 641 Knight Way, Stanford. Call 650851-6813. GABA/GSVA: ‘My Success. Our Visions’ The German American Business Association, in collaboration with the German Silicon Valley Accelerator, host a quarterly event called “My Success. Our Visions,” inviting one individual who has made it in Silicon Valley to share his/her learning and path to success. The series also welcomes the new batch of companies participating in the German Accelerator. May 8, 6-9 p.m. Members: $10, Non-Members: $20, At the door: $30. Wilmer Hale, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-386-5015. Humanist Community Forum: ‘Kara’s Support for End of Life and Grief ‘ Kara’s

mission is to provide grief support for children, teens, families and adults; those who are grieving a death as well as those coping with a terminal illness (their own or another’s). May 5, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free (donations accepted). Palo Alto High School Student Center, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-964-7576 . www. Mark Bittman Mark Bittman, New York Times columnist and author of “How to Cook Everything,” makes the case that a partially vegan diet can dramatically improve your health. May 6, 7-8 p.m. $15-$55. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 408-280-5530. www. mark-bittman-ny-times-food-columnist-palo-alto Nathan Englander and Sue Fishkoff The Oshman Family JCC will host Nathan Englander, who will discuss his book, “What We Talk about When We Talk about Anne Frank,” with editor Sue Fishkoff. May 6, 7-9 p.m. $10 General; $7 Seniors & Students; $15 at the door. Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Russ Feingold: ‘Why I Voted Against the Patriot Act’ Russ Feingold, the only senator to vote against the Patriot Act, will explain why and answer questions. He was a co-sponsor of McCain-Feingold Act, or the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act. May 8, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto.

May 2013 The next regular meeting of the Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) for former Naval Air Station (NAS) Moffett Field will be held on:

Thursday, May 9, 2013, from 7:00 to 9:15 p.m. at: Mountain View Senior Center Social Hall 266 Escuela Avenue Mountain View, CA 94040-1813 The RAB reviews and comments on plans and activities about the ongoing environmental studies and restoration activities underway at Moffett Field. Regular RAB meetings are open to the public and the Navy encourages your involvement. To review documents on Moffett Field environmental restoration projects, please visit the information repository located at the Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View, CA 94041, (650) 903-6337. For more information, contact Mr. Scott Anderson, Navy Base Realignment and Closure Environmental Coordinator at (619) 532-0938 or Visit the Navy’s website:

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130 Classes & Instruction AIRLINE CAREERS begin here â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-492-3059 (AAN CAN) Airline Careers begin here â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Financial assistance available. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-242-3382. (Cal-SCAN) ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer and Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 800-481-9472 (AAN CAN) Attend College Online 100% *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality, *Web. Job placement assistance. Computer and Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 888-210-5162 (Cal-SCAN) EARN $500 A DAY Airbrush & Media Makeup Artists For: Ads - TV - Film - Fashion Train & Build Portfolio in 1 week. Lower Tuition for 2013. (AAN CAN) German language class Instruction for Hebrew Bar and Bat Mitzvah For Affiliated and Unaffiliated George Rubin, M.A. in Hebrew/Jewish Education 650/424-1940

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210 Garage/Estate Sales Enormous Rummage Sale: 5/3, 9-4, 5/4, 9-2 Los Altos Foothills Church Fri. May 3, 9-4 Best Selection Sat. May 4, 9-2 Great Values Designer clothing /Treasures/Books 461 Orange (bet.El Monte & Main)

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Jobs 500 Help Wanted Part Time Food Server Part Time Server 4:15pm - 7:30pm To work in a Assisted Living Community. Must have good communication skills. Apply in person at: Palo Alto Commons 4075 El Camino Way Palo Alto CA 94306 Restaurant Cafe Borrone is now hiring enthusiatic individuals who enjoy working in a fastpaced environment and providing excellent customer service. Full and part-time positions available. Will work with school schedule. Apply in person, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

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Real Estate 801 Apartments/ Condos/Studios Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1525 Palo Alto - $5000

805 Homes for Rent Furnished Home In Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $4900/m Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA - $5,200.00 Palo Alto..channing Av, 4 BR/2 BA $4900. mon Redwood City - $4,000.00 Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $4,000.00 Redwood City/emerald Hills - $4700

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810 Cottages for Rent Menlo Park, Studio Charming backyard studio cottage in Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park. Available June 1, 2013.

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825 Homes/Condos for Sale Los Altos - $799000 Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA - $1099000 Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $899000 Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $599000 Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $699000 Sunnyvale, 3 BR/2 BA - $599999 Woodside, 3 BR/2 BA - $1099000

995 Fictitious Name Statement DOMINIC KWOK CONSTRUCTION FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 576861 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Dominic Kwok Construction, located at 916 South Bernardo Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94087, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): DOMINIC KWOK CHENG 916 S. Bernardo Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94087 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 2-1-2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on April 4, 2013. (MVV Apr. 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2013) GLASSY WINES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 576943 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Glassy Wines, located at 201 Ada Avenue, Unit 26, 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): AMRITA NAIK 201 Ada Ave., Unit 26 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 April 5, 2013. (MVV Apr. 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2013) AWAKEN BODY MIND FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 576946 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Awaken Body Mind, located at 100 West El Camino Real, Suite 74B, Mountain View, CA, 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): MONICA RENEE MARTIN 959 Rich Ave., Apt. 12 Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on April 8, 2013. (MVV Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2013)

830 Commercial/ Income Property MV: Retail Space For Lease 820 E. El Camino. 1900 +/- sf. Suitable for restaurant. Call Cyrus, for additional info, 408/829-5951

855 Real Estate Services Home Pre-foreclosures 2-5BR Homes starting @ $1000/mo! Stop Renting and OWN! Bad Credit OK! Income verification only! Just take over payments! Call 1-866-949-7345 (Cal-SCAN)

TONYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S KITCHEN FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 577342 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Tonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kitchen, located at 856 W. El Camino Real #A, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): L&Z FOODS CORPORATION 895 Quince Ave. #13 Santa Clara, CA 95051 Registrant/Owner has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on April 15, 2013. (MVV Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2013) LADYBUG EXCLUSIVE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 577344 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Ladybug Exclusive, located at 405 N. Rengstorff Ave., #3, Mtn. 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): FAIRLANE KANAMORI 405 N. Rengstorff Ave. Mt. View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 6/23/2008. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on April 15, 2013. (MVV Apr. 26, May 3, 10, 17, 2013) ELITE ENTERPRISES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 577855 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Elite Enterprises, located at 1075 Space Park Way, Spc. 47, 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): ELIZABETH ARMAS VELEZ 1075 Space Park Way, Spc. 47 Mountain View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 4/26/13. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on April 26, 2013. (MVV May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013)


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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 decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 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

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: April 23, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: JSM RESTAURANT GROUP INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 124 Castro St. Mountain View, CA 94041-1202 Type of license(s) applied for: 47 - ON-SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE (MVV May 3, 2013) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: April 22, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: SOBHANIEH MOSTAKHDEMIN The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1414 W. El Camino Real Mountain View, CA 94040 Type of license(s) applied for: 41 - ON-SALE BEER AND WINE EATING PLACE (MVV May 3, 2013)

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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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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 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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List Price $525,000 Offered at $1,299,000 | 3/2.5, 1678 sq ft., Lot: 4805 sq ft. A charming two story home on a tranquil avenue, at convenient location, on the west of El Camino, very close to Castro-down town Mountain View, near all the conveniences yet a homey residential area. Bright and has a lot recess lights, open floor plan. Stainless steel appliances...Too much to list!

Donna Liu 650.823.8779

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Listed at $1,925,000 Listed by: Tim Foy License # 00849721 Cell: (650) 387-5078

Midtown Realty, Inc. 2775 MiddleďŹ eld Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94306 Phone: (650) 321-1596 Fax (650) 328-1809

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Gorgeous home in a wonderful downtown Mountain View location! Amazing 4 bedroom home with a large yard, two-car garage, vaulted ceilings, chef’s kitchen, large fireplace and much more. Offered at $1,198,000

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Open this weekend! 85 Mercy Street, Mountain View

Phone: 650.248.3076 DRE# 01852633

LOS ALTOS 167 S. San Antonio Road Suite 1

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SUNNYVALE Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,298,000 1425 Floyd Av 4 BR 3 BA On a huge lot of 11,916sf (approx.) & rebuilt to the studs Yvonne Gau, DRE #01371489 650.941.7040

SUNNYVALE Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $699.000 1114 Blackberry Terrace 3 BR 2 BA Feels like single Fam Hm.Spacious open flrpln.Separate DinRm.New Kit,granite. New BaRms. Cindy Mattison, DRE #01052018 650.941.7040

MENLO PARK Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $598,000 2140 Santa Cruz Av #304 Coming Soon! 2 BR 2 BA Sought-after Menlo Commons penthouse end unit. 55+ complex. Remod kit, baths. Anita Gat, DRE #01912656 650.328.5211

SAN JOSE Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,198,000 10600 Story Ln 4 BR 2.5 BA Spanish villa w/classic Old World charm. 1.41ac w/amazing views. Great for entertaining! Greg Stange, DRE #01418178 650.325.6161

MOUNTAIN VIEW Lovely Home On Large Lot! $1,300,000 Lovely 4BR/2BA Mountain View home on approx 8,900 Sq. Ft. lot. Close to shops & parks! DiPali Shah, DRE #01249165 650.325.6161

MOUNTAIN VIEW Sat/Sun 10:30 - 4:30 $300,000 1075 Space Park Wy Large 3bed/2bath manufactured home in prime location in Mountain View! Great opportunity! Rod Creason, DRE #01443380 650.325.6161

MOUNTAIN VIEW Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $449,000 264 N. Whisman Rd #13 2 BR 1 BA Wonderful remodeled 2 BD top floor, end unit, 1087 SF! Sunny living rm. Spacious bedrooms. Anni Chu, DRE #01189653 650.328.5211

LOS ALTOS HILLS Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $3,759,000 25627 Elena Rd 5 BR 4 full BA + 2 half Over an acre of land is both landscaped & untouched w/many decks & patios, & much more! Bonnie Kehl, DRE #00896243 650.941.7040

LOS ALTOS HILLS Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $2,288,000 27764 Edgerton Rd 4 BR 2.5 BA The privacy of this residence is outstanding w/many opportunities to develop & landscape. Bonnie Kehl, DRE #00896243 650.941.7040

LOS ALTOS Sun 1 - 4 $2,748,000 651 Linden Ave 4 BR 2 BA Expansive approx 19,260 sf lot allows opportunity for an addition/remodel. Tina Kyriakis, DRE #01384482 650.941.7040

LOS ALTOS Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $2,098,000 11 View St 4 BR 3.5 BA Sophisticated ranch w/granite, eat in kit. LR & FR w/fireplaces, sep DR & lrg au pair ste. Lollie Gilbert, DRE #00467994 650.941.7040

LOS ALTOS Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $499,000 543 Tyndall S 1 BR 1 BA All original, top floor unit. Steps to downtown Los Altos. A/C, covered car port, storage. Geraldine Asmus, DRE #01328160 650.325.6161

LOS ALTOS Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,288,000 2108 Fallen Leaf Lane This Duplex has 1-3 BR/2 BA unit & 1-2 BR/1 BA unit. Terrie Masuda, DRE #00951976 650.941.7040

LOS ALTOS Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,599,000 1238 Gronwall Ln 4 BR 2.5 BA This park-like home feels worlds away, nestled into a natural setting on a St well hidden. Pat Diaz, DRE #00943484 650.941.7040

LOS ALTOS Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $799,000 553 Lassen St Beautiful 2 bed 2 bath condo close to the village and shops. Don’t miss seeing this one! Brendan Callahan, DRE #01397059 650.325.6161

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