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Immigrant house may be placed in new city park CITY UNIONS OFFER FREE LABOR TO RESTORE TINY HISTORIC HOME By Daniel DeBolt

good project, but the thought of fter saving it from demo- the community coming together lition earlier this year, to work on this — it’s a celebraCity Council members tion, it’s wonderful,” said council voted Tuesday on a strategy for member Ronit Bryant. restoring and relocating the The city had estimated the cost tiny historic home known as the of restoring the home at $225,000, Immigrant House. but council members decided The council voted 6-1, with against the option of funding Mayor John Inks opposed, to half or all of the cost. Instead, place the home at 771 North the council’s 6-1 vote supported Rengstorff Ave., the lush 1.2- community fundraising and the acre lot which the council vot- use of volunteer labor to restore ed to buy earlier the home. Advothis month. The cates assured the property owner, council of their Frances Stieper, fundraising abil‘The thought expressed interities, with assisest in seeing her of the community tance from the home’s gardens Kiwanis coming together local and 125 trees Club. retained as part of “In the few to work on this — months a new city park. we’ve Mountain View it’s a celebration, been working firefighters and on this, so many the city’s SEIU people have come it’s wonderful union-representtogether,” said COUNCIL MEMBER ed employees said Diane Solomon, RONIT BRYANT Tuesday that they an advocate for were interested the Immigrant in donating time House. “A lot and talent towards of people don’t restoring the home. After sitting even celebrate their heritage, If at 166 Bryant St. since the 1880s, we have this, people would come the Immigrant House had to out and say, ‘We’re proud of who make way for an office develop- we are, grandma and grandpa ment earlier this year. came here and they lived this “There are a lot of talented way.’” workers in this city who are willAdvocates for saving the home, ing to work on this,” said retired lead by Marina Marinovich firefighter John Miguel, who was — whose Croatian immigrant joined by firefighter Greg Cooper grandparents and father once in offering to help restore the lived in the 400 square foot home home. “I’d encourage you to let — expressed interest in using them do it. It builds camarade- the Stieper property, or one of rie, it builds friendships. I don’t two city-owned lots on Shoreline think you can go wrong.” “I always thought this was a See IMMIGRANT HOUSE, page 13



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fter a community backlash against plans for 200 apartments at the corner of Castro Street and El Camino Real, one of the property owners spoke Tuesday of an obligation to create a “very good” project that includes existing businesses such as the

Rose Market. The landowner, who wished not to be named, is one of several family members that now own roughly half the property proposed for redevelopment at the corner. The property, from 1032 to 1062 Castro Street, includes the buildings that house the Rose Market, Peets Coffee, Le’s Alterations, Sushi

Tei and Tanya’s Hair Design. Their father, longtime landlord John Nicholas, died in 2011. The landowner said it was important to the family to see the corner developed well as a “gateway” to downtown at one of the most important See ROSE MARKET, page 10

At-risk high school students making gains By Nick Veronin


arlier this month, U.S. News and World Report published a story ranking both Mountain View and Los Altos high schools among the top 2 percent out of 21,000 schools from around the country. Earning a spot so high on the list is certainly a testament to many things, such as the quality


of teachers, the strength of the community and the number of bright young men and women in local schools — the ones who earn the high scores on standardized tests, helping their schools climb in the rankings. However, the high marks aren’t solely the result of the highest achieving pupils at MVHS and LAHS, and it would be a mistake

to think so, district administrators said In fact, schools listed in the U.S. News story, and in a similar article which recently ran in Newsweek, were also ranked on how well they did in educating disadvantaged students — and that is something the local high See AT-RISK STUDENTS, page 8


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BURGLARY ON NILDA AVE. Cash, jewelry and other personal effects were stolen when a home in the 1100 block of Nilda Avenue was burglarized on May 20, according to police. The burglary happened sometime between 10:45 a.m. and noon, according to Sgt. Sean Thompson, public information officer with the Mountain View Police Department. According to the police report, Thompson said that a woman who lives in the home went out for a few hours and returned to find bedrooms ransacked, the kitchen sliding glass door open, and her bedroom window open with the screen removed. The victim told police she is very good about making sure she locks up, but said she may have left the bedroom window open. Police have no suspects at this time, Thompson said.

BURGLAR SMASHES DOOR DOWN A burglar reportedly kicked in the door of a home in the 2300 block of Jane Lane on May 17, according to police. Sometime between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. that day, someone reportedly kicked in a side door of the house, ransacked the place and made off with multiple watches, jewelry and an HP Pavilion computer, said Sgt. Sean Thompson, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department. Police have no suspects at this time, Thompson said.




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former city of Mountain View official, along with leading members of some Whisman-area neighborhood associations, plan to hold a meeting to discuss the possibility of re-opening Whisman School. Area homeowners and current or former parents of elementaryage students with an opinion on the matter were invited to attend the event, according to a flyer for the meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 28. Robert Weaver, a former city environmental planning commissioner, is spearheading the event. According to Weaver, the meeting is going to be held in a small space, and is intended only for those living in the attendance areas of Whisman and Slater schools. Both campuses have been closed for some time. The district originally leased the Whisman campus to the German International School of Silicon Valley in 2000, and recently agreed to allow the school to install some new portable units on the grounds. Slater was leased to Google in 2006 and the search giant currently runs a company childcare facility on the campus. Speaking for the neighbor-

hoods group in a statement, Weaver wrote that the meeting was being called for a number of reasons. “The district’s recent demographic study, along with the allocation of Measure G bond money throughout the district was a catalyst in bringing together the several neighborhood associations in the Whisman Elementary School area, to explore the possibility of reopening the school,” he said. “It has been over a decade since Whisman Elementary closed, and the neighborhood has undergone significant change during that period. The lack of a traditional, walkable neighborhood school has been a concern for many years.” Craig Goldman, the district superintendent, has been invited to the meeting and plans to go. He said he is viewing the meeting as a chance to hear what the community thinks ought to happen in their neighborhood and to answer any questions that may arise. “I’m interested in hearing what they have to say,” Goldman said. “And also discuss issues that might come up when opening a school.” See WHISMAN, page 7



he head of the local elementary and middle school district said he believes local educators should be ready to say yes to “disruptive” approaches to teaching. Craig Goldman, superintendent for the Mountain View Whisman School District, recently invited a researcher from the Clayton Christensen Institute, a non-partisan education think tank, to speak about cutting-edge instructional techniques, all of which break sharply from the way schools have worked for the past century. “We’re not looking to do something drastic at this time, but I

think as we’re considering our facilities needs for the future, I think we should be considering any possibility,” Goldman said. Meg Evans’ presentation to the school district’s board of trustees, outlined many forward-looking teaching models, many of which mimic the way offices work. Evans, a program associate with the institute, talked about “flipping the classroom,” “gameification,” “project-based learning “ and “self-directed learning” — all new teaching models, which are being pioneered at different schools around the country, often with great levels of success. Evans talked about the power


“Swift Crossing” bird sculptures by artist Rachel Slick came under fire from some council members, who voted against adding public art projects to parks and trails. The sculptures are located near an entrance to Shoreline Park near the corner of San Antonio Road and Terminal Boulevard.

‘One of the silliest things we’ve ever done’ COUNCIL OPPOSES PUBLIC ART FOR PARKS AND TRAILS By Daniel DeBolt


everal City Council members said they were not fans of placing art along city’s trails and in parks before voting against making it a standard practice on Tuesday.

of systems already in place in the district, such as Explicit Direct Instruction and the Khan Academy tutorial web video series. She also discussed learning models like self-directed learning, showing a video of a Texas school where middleschool students start their day at a work station with a computer, much like many adults in whitecollar office jobs. Students learning this way are allowed to decide what projects and assignments they want to work on and in what order. Later in the day, they may break off to work in groups, just like adults in the work-a-day world have meetings. They also have one-on-one time with teachers, which can be thought of as a one-on-one meeting with the boss. This self-directed model is not something the district would be able to implement easily, but Evans identified the concept of flipping the

The city commissions art work for public works projects valued over $1 million, allocating 1 percent of the project’s cost to art. The city’s visual arts committee proposed to include parks and future extensions of classroom as “low-hanging fruit.” When a classroom is “flipped,” students no longer take in lectures from teachers in the classroom. Instead they log on to the

Students may break off to work in groups, just like adults in the worka-day world have meetings. web at home and watch their lectures on the computer and return to class the following day to engage in projects and worksheets — the kind of assignments often given as homework in traditional education models. Flipping the classroom, Evans explained, allows kids to ask for

the city’s trails in that policy after noticing that art was part of the new pedestrian overpass on Highway 85 to Heatherstone Way. See PUBLIC ART, page 15

help on an assignment right then and there, instead of going to mom or dad, who might not be able to help, or simply giving up and turning on the TV. Goldman said the presentation was purely informational — meant simply to give trustees an idea of what’s out there and get them thinking about the future of education in the district. Principals from the district’s schools and some teachers were in attendance at the meeting. “I wanted the opportunity for the board and our site administrators to have a common base knowledge of the different models for providing a blended learning experience.” Moving forward, Goldman said, district administrators will work with site administrators and teachers to figure out what they can implement in the realm of forward-looking education models. V

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he Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office has ruled that the man who died May 17 after plunging from the Rengstorff Avenue overpass onto Highway 101 intended to take his own life. A representative from the coroner’s office identified the jumper as Ram Saripalli, a 41-year-old Fremont man. A local eyewitness to the event described the scene as “horrific.” Mountain View resident James Harris said he saw what appeared to be a man in his 20s or 30s plunge into oncoming traffic at about 10:45 a.m. as he was driving north on the freeway. “Just before I was about to go under the (Rengstorff Avenue) underpass, something caught my eye and I looked up to see the last

10 or 20 feet of this body falling,” Harris said, noting that the body hit the ground almost parallel to the pavement. He did not see the beginning of the fall, though the person did leave the overpass on the side closest to oncoming traffic. Harris’ two granddaughters — 2 and 4 years old — were in his car at the time. He said they did not see the body falling, or the aftermath, as they were absorbed in a video they were watching from the backseat. He said he was thankful they did not witness the incident. The incident was initially reported by the CHP as occurring at the San Antonio Road overpass. There were major traffic impacts in the area, as several lanes on Hwy. 101 in both directions were shut down for a time. V


CHARLES ELMER DUNN Charles Elmer Dunn, owner of a local auto repair shop, died May 18 at age 90. A resident of Mountain View and Los Altos since 1946, he and his wife, Val, moved to California in 1943. Born on April 17, 1923 in Locust Grove, Okla. to James Elmer Dunn and Alma Lee Shields Dunn, he was the second youngest of his six siblings. His father died when he was just a toddler, and times were tough growing up in rural Oklahoma amidst the Great Depression, his family said. By age 13, Dunn began leaving home to support himself, hitching rides on the railroad and sending money back to his mother whenever he could. He found work as a ranch hand in Wyoming, a truck driver in Kentucky and Minnesota, and he even worked at the original McDonald’s hamburger stand in San Bernadino. His favorite story involved a chance encounter at a diner in Minnesota with Val, the young woman who would later become his wife, his family said. The couple married in 1943. Their son, Charles Jr., was born while his father was stationed on a destroyer in the Pacific during World War II. Following his discharge from the Navy, he began working in the automotive repair business, first at Tuban Ford in Sunnyvale, followed by

Mancini Motors in Mountain View. In 1975, he opened Dunn’s Automotive in downtown Mountain View, which he continued to run well into his 70s. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Los Altos Golf & Country Club where he regularly met buddies for 18 (and sometimes 19) holes of golf, his family said. He enjoyed boating, fishing, country music and playing cards, his family said. He was devoted to his family, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by son Charles Dunn, Jr. of Los Altos; his sister, Maxine Tucker of Arizona; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Dunn of Los Altos, Jennifer Bridgman of Mountain View, and Jessica Geis of Santa Clara; six great-grandchildren, Emilie, Christopher, Amelie, Tristan, Hunter and a baby boy due this fall. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Yvonne Valerie Dunn, and his daughter, Carol Diane Dunn, who died in 1981 at the age of 21. A memorial service and celebration of his life will take place on Wednesday, May 29, at 10 a.m. at Spangler Mortuary, 399 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Following the burial at Alta Mesa Cemetery, a reception will be held at the family home in Los Altos.



So long, Tropicana Lodge The vacant Tropicana Lodge hotel was being turned into debris the morning of May 21, to make way for a 162-unit apartment complex to be built by Prometheus Real Estate Group. In March, the City Council approved plans for the four-story apartment project. Prometheus also is redeveloping the Western Appliance property next door. The demolition removes a nuisance for police, who had arrested several people for trespassing before a fire broke out inside on April 28. Two 15-year-old Mountain View boys were arrested for trespassing at the Tropicana earlier in the day of the fire, according to Sgt. Dan Vicencio of the Mountain View Police Department. Transients and others have been known to climb the fence and loiter inside the abandoned building, he said.


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ountain View High School has a new principal. Dave Grissom is expected to be appointed at the May 28 meeting of the district’s board of trustees, the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District announced in a press release. Grissom, who is leaving his current position as principal of Santa Clara High School, is replac-


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Goldman said he isn’t ruling out the possibility of re-opening Whisman in the future, but currently he doesn’t think re-opening the school — or any elementary school in that neighborhood — is imperative. “Right now, we’re able to accommodate the students that we have with the facilities that we have,” he said. The superintendent also underscored Weaver’s point, saying that the meeting was not intended to be very large.

ing Keith Moody, who was recently appointed to head up the MVLA Adult Education program. The new principal rose Dave Grissom to the top of a large pool of 51 candidates, according to the district press release. “I cannot adequately express

how thrilled I am to be joining the Mountain View High School community,” Grissom said in the release. “I have always been extremely impressed with the students and staff that I have come into contact with from Mountain View, and to now be a member of that community is an absolute dream come true.” A welcoming reception was scheduled to be held for Grissom at the MVHS library on May 23 at 4 p.m.

Some in the community, including Steven Nelson, a Mountain View Whisman School District trustee, have advocated using Measure G funds to reopen Whisman as a district public school. When Nelson ran for the school board, he said one of the things he would do when elected is explore the possibility of reopening a school in the Whisman area. In an interview with the Voice, Nelson said he was pleased to see that a meeting was being held to discuss the future of Whisman. “What I’m advocating is that there be a real open, public dis-

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schools have been excelling at lately, according to Superintendent Barry Groves and Brigitte Sarraf, associate superintendent of educational services. “We do well with all our students,” Groves said. “Because we’re doing so well with (at-risk) students is one of the reasons we’re ranked so well.” “It would be so easy for us to ignore that segment of our population,” Sarraf said, referring to at-risk pupils. “The performance of our high-performing students is so high that it could mask the performance of our low performing students. But that isn’t the right thing to do. We are a community that is made up of a wide variety of students.” At-risk students are those teens who enter ninth grade behind the curve, Sarraf explained. These are boys and girls who come to MVHS or LAHS with a grade-point average (GPA) of below 2.0, scoring below basic or far below basic on the California Standards Test and with failing or D grades in the core subject areas of math, English and social studies. In a May 13 presentation to the high school board, Sarraf

told trustees that the district has really hit its stride when it comes to helping such students pull up their grades. ‘Tremendous consistency’ Teachers and administrators have worked hard at closing the achievement gap for decades, but it hasn’t been until recently that they’ve seen sustained success, Sarraf said in an interview with the Voice. Over the last six years, district schools have had “tremendous consistency” in the area, she said. “We haven’t wavered. No obstacle has been great enough to throw us off course.” During the last several years, at-risk students have been consistently improving their GPAs, doing better on standardized tests and moving from remedial to advanced courses. Fewer of these students are dropping out or transferring to Alta Vista — the district’s continuation high school. Sarraf, who has worked as an educator for 43 years, said she believes the sustained improvement is coming as a result of the district combining all the best practices of the past several decades into one unified playbook.

By identifying at-risk students early on in their freshman year, connecting them with counselors and having them double-up on problem subjects — for example, by getting them to take two math, English or social studies classes instead of just one — Sarraf said she is “seeing moderate increases in all of our academic indicators by which we measure our at-risk students’ success.”

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About 20 percent of incoming freshman at MVHS and LAHS fall somewhere within the atrisk classification. The trick to helping these students improve, Sarraf said, is devising specific

plans to help each and every child. “We have found that the only way you can make a difference with a particular kid is to really get to know that kid,” she said. “We cannot expect that they catch up without a serious and specifically focused intervention.” In the same way that special education students are attached to an individualized education plan for the duration of their public education, counselors and teachers work with each at-risk student to figure out how to best help them on their academic journey. Counselors work to gain the trust of their students and push them “really hard,” Sarraf said — encouraging and reminding them to pay attention in class, turn their homework in on time and not be afraid to ask for help when they feel swamped. All at-risk students are encouraged to believe that college is a realistic option for them, though counselors do keep in mind that college may not be the path that all students want to take, Sarraf said. “We, as an institution, have the obligation of creating that choice,” Sarraf said, noting that even many blue collar positions prefer to hire those with at least

some level of college experience. “A student should not (give up on) college because we haven’t done our job.” Sarraf said that new educational technology is likely playing a role in her district’s success with its at-risk population. According to Steve Hope, associate superintendent of personnel and technology with the district, technology helps all students at MVHS and LAHS. But, Hope said, certain technologies, can be especially helpful for at-risk students. For example, he said, applications that allow students to learn at their own pace on a laptop or tablet computer, allow kids who don’t understand something to go back on their own and do a lesson over, without having to raise their hand and ask for help in front of the entire class. Such technologies are also geared so that teachers can see immediately who in their class isn’t understanding a concept, so that even if that student doesn’t want to let the teacher know he or she is struggling, the teacher will be able to make a note of the issue and check in later. V

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Sadaf yogurt drink, not Welch’s juice, fill a refrigerator case at Rose Market.


‘We’ve been in this location for more than 20 years. I spend more time here than my home.’ JAVAD MERHAN, ROSE MARKET OWNER

representatives of the developer, Greystar, who told him about the project but did not promise to pay relocation expenses or make space for the market in the new development. Early plans include 6,000 square feet of of groundfloor retail. Mehran said his store now uses 4,000 square feet. “People are asking, ‘What’s going on? Are you going to be closed?’” Mehran said. “This is very depressing for us and the people working here. We’ve been in this location for more than 20 years. I spend more time here than my home.” He said nearly 20 employees work at the market, many of them longtime employees. The market is popular lunch spot, its outdoor tables often full during lunch hour with people enjoying an Afghan kebab. The landlord has noticed. “The Rose Market is really popular with people,” the land owner said. “I don’t know if you’ve had the kebabs but they’re incredible.” Fueling Mehran’s fears was a comment made at the April City Council meeting on the project by Jonathan Hayes, development director for Greystar, who responded to questions about keeping existing businesses. “We’ve been asked not to approach any of the tenants — except for Peet’s — we have been asked to approach them,” he said. Greystar did not respond to a request for comment.


Above: A customer heads into Rose Market, which has been in business for 20 years. Right: The Afghan market offers a halal meat department.

The landlord denied asking Greystar to exclude the existing businesses, saying “It’s not in our nature to exclude them.” The developer does not yet own the property, and it appears the developer won’t own it unless the family is pleased. “We want something that everybody, including the neighbors, will say, ‘I’m really glad that’s there,’” the landowner said. “That’s why we picked this developer because we knew he’d do a quality job. It’s not good enough to be OK, it has to be incredible for the citizens.” The landowner says the family is in no rush to sell, and have no immediate financial obligations, like estate taxes, that require the land be redeveloped or sold. “No one has a gun to our heads,” the landowner said. “(We) can take the time to do it right. If we were desperately trying to do something, you are not going to get a good quality project. In my opinion, we are obligated to so something very good.” V

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Boulevard, near Eagle Park. One of the Shoreline lots would be closer to the home’s historical location downtown. Council member Ronit Bryant said she had switched her support from using the one of the Shoreline lots near Eagle Park to using the Stieper lot. “It already has all the big trees and it is in a neighborhood that would well use another community garden.” Putting it in a new park at 771 Rengstorff, “actually sounds like a real good solution ... if we are indeed moving in that direction, which I hope we are.” Council members have yet to vote on whether to use the Stieper property as a park, though members indicated support for that on Tuesday. “Shoreline (Boulevard) would be kind of my second choice,” said council member Chris Clark, who supported using the Stieper property. “It’s not really part of park or something folks would want to migrate to by itself.” Other options included placing it in Shoreline Park near the Rengstorff House, or at Mountain View’s Deer Hollow farm at Rancho San Antonio county park, which sits outside city limits in the foothills. “I think it would feel lost in a bigger setting,” said downtown

resident Carol Lewis. Council members questioned the $225,000 estimate to restore the home, which public works director Mike Fuller said was from a contractor that specializes in restoring historic buildings. He admitted it was on the “high end.” “I’m having a difficult time with how much effort goes into restoring what is, excuse me, a shack,” said council member Mike Kasperzak. “I’m hoping that refurbishing the house will turn out to be a lot less expensive than the city fears,” said council member Bryant. “This isn’t a piano, it’s a house,” firefighter Miguel said. “It looks pretty simple to work on.” The council ultimately voted to have the city oversee the restoration. Mayor Inks expressed concern about the plan, saying that it should be entirely a community effort. V

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City staff and the contractor came up with the designs without input from the committee, which advises the city on public art projects. Mike Kasperzak, Chris Clark and John McAlister were the only supporters of the VACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal, which was defeated in a 4-3 vote. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the natural environment is art in itself,â&#x20AC;? said council member Margaret Abe-Koga. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy to leave off parks and trails.â&#x20AC;? Expressing a similar view, council member Jac Siegel criticized the art piece the city commissioned for the western entrance to Shoreline Park at the north end of San Antonio Road. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the middle of a bird wildlife sanctuary and we put up a bunch of cast-


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again â&#x20AC;&#x201D; this time with a group of friends. At about 3:05 a.m. that morning, a van pulled up to a Google building at 1565 Charleston Road, Thompson said. Someone using Hernandezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s badge tried to unlock a door, but the badge had been deactivated. The burglar apparently managed to convince a janitor to let him in by flashing his ID card and

iron birds,â&#x20AC;? Siegel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was one of the silliest things we ever did.â&#x20AC;? Council member Mike Kapserzak disagreed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You go the great parks of the world and there are major displays of art,â&#x20AC;? Kasperzak said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t plop down a big statue in Yellowstone Park next to Old Faithful, but a piece of art wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be entirely inappropriate in Cuesta Park or Rengstorff Parkâ&#x20AC;? or embellishing a piece of cement in a park or on a trail bridge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think you are really limiting the possibility of what artistic expression can be in a public project,â&#x20AC;? he said. The extension of the policy would not have applied to neighborhood parks that cost less than $1 million. To member Ronit Bryant, such parks donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need commissioned art anyway, saying the

explaining it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t working to unlock the door. Before the intruder was able to return from inside the building, Googleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s private security team arrived and detained three men waiting at the van, Thompson said. The security team called police and then obtained the cell number of the man inside â&#x20AC;&#x201D; calling him and convincing him to come out without a fight. Thompson said the three men in the van were arrested, in addi-

cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Mariposa park at the west end of Dana Street â&#x20AC;&#x153;is delightfulâ&#x20AC;? despite being â&#x20AC;&#x153;not embellished with art. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lots of little plaques and little additions that make it look thought-through and loved and beautiful.â&#x20AC;? All the city needed was â&#x20AC;&#x153;a really good team saying, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;How can we make this place delightful?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? To other members, it seemed that the visual arts committee could help with such things. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who is going to define art?â&#x20AC;? said council member John McAlister. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A gateway to a park, that could be art. We should leave that interpretation to our committee. How does it hurt our city to have art?â&#x20AC;?

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hen the Navy built Hangar One in the 1930s to house the dirigible USS Macon, no one thought of what would become of the massive hangar if the giant airship disappeared. But that is exactly what happened shortly after the Macon arrived at Moffett Field, the victim of a crash on an ill-fated rescue mission. Soon after, the U.S. Navy abandoned massive airships, leaving Hangar One to be re-purposed to much more mundane jobs, like parking airplanes and small blimps within its bulky confines. Then, after years of service as it became a South Bay landmark, it was discovered that the exterior panels covering Hangar One were leaching toxic chemicals into storm-water retention ponds on the edge of the Bay and discussions began about who was responsible to rehabilitate the hangar. Finally, after several years of arguments, the Navy agreed to remove the siding, but refused to spend the $30 million or more it would take to replace it. Today, the Navyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s refusal to complete the job has left the historic structure a skeleton without a skin, with only a new coat of paint to protect it from the elements. But after years of bickering between the Navy, NASA and preservationists, a new idea has emerged that federal officials say could restore the hangar as long as its use is tied to its original aerospace-related purpose. And the winning bidder does not need a link to NASAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scientific missions, as is usually required for leases of Moffettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s buildings. It will be made possible by a provision in the National Historic Preservation Act, section 111, that allows historic buildings such as Hangar One to be used for their original purpose. This new policy almost certainly will bring Googleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s founders back into the picture with their offer to restore Hangar One. By doing so, they will be able to house their fleet of corporate jets inside the hangar and to use the airfield. The Google planes earned that right earlier by being available for NASA experiments, but that work will no longer be necessary if the company submits the winning bid on Hangar One. A request for proposals is expected to be released this spring. It is expected that the lease will be at least 25 years, which finally would close a volatile chapter in the life of Hangar One. NASA also will allow bidders to propose to take over Moffettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s runway operations, saving NASA millions a year to run its flight tower. In a structure the size of Hangar One, there should be plenty of room for the Google foundersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fleet as well as a niche for the world class museum advocated for by the Earth, Air and Space Educational Foundation, which Google said it could accommodate in an earlier offer to reskin the hangar. We hope the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s input will be considered in this process and that Hangar One can once again be enjoyed by the public, as it was during air shows and other public events in the past. None of this will be possible until the General Services Administration and NASA completes a deal that will restore Hangar One to its rightful place in the history of the South Bay.

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We have heard that the Phyllis Avenue crosswalk was going to get a stop sign to avoid the recurrence of the tragedy in our neighborhood. However, nothing has happened here yet: no re-painted crosswalk, like was recently completed at Miramonte; no lighted pedestrian signs, no stop sign. On my way home today, I saw a couple wheeling a stroller, waiting at the sidewalk, so I stopped and they began their way across to the center of the street. However, since the white van, driven by an oblivious woman, was not even slowing down, they waited and I honked, several times to get her attention. Finally, she stopped and they cautiously continued across. When I pulled in front of my house, we chatted and they thanked me for my help. When are we going to get something here, before another person has to die? Barbara Bernie Phyllis Avenue

UNIONS PREVAIL, YOU LOSE Unfortunately the primary motivation for favoring â&#x20AC;&#x153;prevailing wageâ&#x20AC;? restrictions (Council split, May 10) is to do favors to union contractors whose unions then (surprise!) support those elected officials who vote for the restrictions. When the unions gain sufficient leverage, â&#x20AC;&#x153;yourâ&#x20AC;? government places union wages and benefits ahead of your priorities. See San Francisco, San Jose, and the State of California for examples. Union contracts also uniformly prevent basing salaries and bonuses on employee performance, using job category and length of employment instead. These two criteria are responsible for perhaps 60 percent of the difference in the take-home pay of men vs. women. Raymond R. White Whitney Drive

COUNCIL IS LOOKING FOR MEMORIAL EDIFICES The Pharaohs built cities and statues to show how great and powerful they were. Our City Council is cut from the same cloth. They want to raise our taxes so they can build memorials to their stupidity. Konrad Sosnow Trophy Drive


After Sandy Hook, what should a community do? By Greg Coladonato


hen news of the terrible tragedy in Sandy Hook, Conn. broke last December, all of our hearts immediately went out to the stricken families who lost their loved ones in that senseless act of violence. Since such attacks are exceedingly rare, many of us may find comfort in the belief that such an attack ëcouldnít happen here,í for one reason or another. And for some time afterward, I too fell into this manner of thinking. But then a number of local incidents threatened to shatter this reassuring fiction. On Jan. 25, three Sunnyvale schools were locked down during a search for a reported gunman. The next day, it turned out the story was a fabrication. On Feb. 14, a Mountain View High School senior wore camouflage and a gas mask to school on Valentineís Day, in ironic reference to the schoolís theme for the holiday: ìLove is in the air.î The Voice reported, ìAccording to Mountain View police, all patrol units, school resource officers, traffic units and detectives immediately rushed to the school, along with officers from Los Altos

Police Department. Police set up a perimeter around the school and officers saturated the neighborhood looking for the subject.î On April 1, the service that provides after-school care at my son’s public school in the Mountain View Whisman School District received a threat, and this fact was relayed to the school community. On further investigation, we were told that the Foster City Police Department ìconcluded that there (was) no substantive, credible threat.î One current that runs through each of these three events is that while none of the incidents posed a real threat, any one of them easily could have been. Is there a chance we as a community could collectively tire of such false alarms, and then not see a legitimate threat for what it is? Another current is the intense response that often accompanies such situations. While none of these local events triggered a response on par with the police reaction to the Boston Marathon bombing, might the next one? There are a number of complex issues at play. Our local schools are relatively open, and this is an asset when all is well. Guns are avail-

able for sale in Mountain View, and have not led to any issues in the hands of responsible citizens. Mental health services do everything they can to intervene when someone needs help, but what of the patients or individuals who need more help than they get? On Thursday, May 30, at the Mountain View Senior Center from 7 to 9 p.m. the city’s Human Relations Commission will convene its third Civility Roundtable, entitled ìCould Sandy Hook Happen Here?î Residents and workers in Mountain View are invited to come take part in a discussion with community leaders and each other on this complex topic. Special guests in the discussion moderated by Chris Block of the American Leadership Forum include Craig Goldman, the superintendent of the Mountain View Whisman School District, Captain Max Bosel of the Mountain View Police Department, a representative of the Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC), and Gary Kolander, owner of the Bay Area Gun Vault. We hope you can join us and be part of the discussion. Greg Coladonato is vice-chair of the Human Relations Commission.


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f Mountain View had a resident ribs master, it would be Harold Willis. And you won’t find him — or his ribs — in a local restaurant, but in the parking lot of Lozano’s Car Wash on El Camino Real. Willis, 67, went to Palo Alto High School and got his first job at a gas station on El Camino owned by Manuel Lozano Sr. He has been barbecuing in the same corner of the car wash parking lot since 2000. He also has a catering business. Memorial Day is the busiest day of the year for orders, hands down, he says. “Anybody who wants anything on Memorial Day usually asks for it the year before, because people come into town, families get together, they go out to the cemetery and when they come back to somebody’s house, they don’t want to be cooking,” he said. “So they hit me for the heavy lifting.” This year, he made an excepMICHELLE LE

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tion and took a last-minute Memorial Day order from a woman whose son recently died in Afghanistan after serving two tours there. Willis said he plans to wake up at 4 a.m. on Memorial Day morning to start the “heavy lifting,” which includes preparing his special dry-rubbed pork ribs, along with his other barbecue specialties: garlic-herb mesquitesmoked chicken and doublemarinated tri-tip. The chicken is soaked in zesty Italian dressing (fat-free to reduce the amount of oil), then marinated with herba stella, rosemary and a mixture of garlic powder and ground-up garbanzo beans. Because chicken cooks fast, Willis uses mesquite charcoal — it burns hotter and cooks food faster than other kinds. Tri-tip is another specially developed process that begins with a marinade made from red, green and yellow bell peppers; garlic; virgin olive oil; sea salt and “a few other things.” Willis soaks the meat thoroughly in the marinade, sears it and then repeats the whole process. “After about three times of marinating, you sear them and let them sweat,” Willis said. “That way, they get a nice skin on

them, but they’re medium rare inside. Beautiful.” But Willis’ pork ribs take center stage at his car-wash grill, stationed at the corner of El Camino and Del Medio Avenue. Chicken dries out too quickly (but he will accept an advance order if you call it in and come pick it up in time) and tri-tip appears only sometimes, on Saturdays. Willis has a particular rationale for choosing pork over beef or baby-back ribs. Beef ribs are bigger, fattier and “sell like broken glass,” he said. Baby-back ribs have a nice cut, but they’re dry and require sauce. And Willis doesn’t do sauce. “If you ever got sauce, you never got it from me,” is a favorite phrase of his. “You can get ribs probably anywhere, but usually they have a bunch of sauce on them,” he said. “When people that cook ribs like that, they’re either raw, burnt or fat. Or they didn’t know how to season them, so they put all the sauce on there.” Willis, on the other hand, does know how to season. After soaking the ribs in the zesty Italian, he seasons the meat with a semi-secret dry rub. The known ingredients are brown sugar and paprika, giving the meat some subtle sweetness and a spicy kick.


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Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no sauce on ribs cooked by Harold Willis.

Ask what else is in the rub or how itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prepared, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll look down at you scornfully over his glasses. When heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finished with the rub, the ribs are seared, smoked for a few hours with red oak and then sprinkled with apple juice, which gives the racks a lightly glazed, tantalizing look. Recently at the rib stand, cus-

tomer Jeff Stricker, a Los Altos real-estate broker who has been eating Willisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; car-wash racks for 10 years, said that these ribs are the best in the area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the best in Santa Clara County, bar none. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not just saying that because (Willis) is standing here,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I tell everyone that.â&#x20AC;? Willis said he first started

cooking ribs in the 1960s while he was serving two tours on the 38th parallel in North Korea during the Vietnam War. He continued barbecuing upon his return to the United States while stationed in Virginia. His ribs modus operandi comes not from a family recipe, but instead â&#x20AC;&#x153;trial and errorâ&#x20AC;? over the years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You eat your mistakes,â&#x20AC;? he said. Willis eventually returned to Palo Alto and worked at Safeway for many years (where his ribs became locally famous) to support a growing family. He says he did catering for many local notables such as Condoleezza Rice and John Arrillaga. After retiring from his job as meat manager at Safeway in April 2009, he headed back to Lozanoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where he had gotten his first work experience, starting as an 11-year-old window washer and rising to general manager. This September, he will have been involved at the car wash in

one form or another for 50 years. Willis also has a shoe-shining station at Lozanoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and claims to have shined the shoes of many Silicon Valley greats, including Steve Jobs. Though other publications have reported various prices for a half ($11) or full rack ($20) of ribs, Willis said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flexible on prices. If he caters a benefit or church event, he usually doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t charge. And even if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too late to place a Memorial Day catering order, Willis said many customers swing by the car wash in the late afternoon to pick up some to-go barbecue for dinner. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at Lozanoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s every day of the week except Monday from about 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On a recent afternoon, a Palo Alto resident trying Willisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ribs for the first time launched into praise â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in between bites. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is tremendously good,â&#x20AC;? Steve Tadelis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are rare sights, especially in Palo Alto. We

need more of these.â&#x20AC;? Another Haroldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ribs firsttimer, Bryan Macquarrie, echoed Tadelis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are couple of things I love about this. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s located at a car wash â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you gotta give him credit for that,â&#x20AC;? said Macquarrie, who recently moved to the Bay Area from Los Angeles and works in Palo Alto. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I came here for the ribs first, the car wash second.â&#x20AC;? Within minutes, Macquarrie walked away with a steaming brown paper bag, a smile on his face. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He got a half-rack,â&#x20AC;? Willis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be back for more.â&#x20AC;? V


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42 (PG-13) Century 20: Fri 10:25 a.m. & 1:25, 4:20, 7:20 & 10:30 p.m. Sat 10:25 a.m. & 1:25, 4:20, 7:20 & 10:30 p.m. Sun 10:25 a.m. & 1:25, 4:20, 7:20 & 10:30 p.m. Mon 10:25 a.m. & 1:25, 4:20, 7:20 & 10:30 p.m. Tue 10:25 a.m. & 1:25, 4:20, 7:20 & 10:30 p.m. Wed 10:25 a.m. & 1:25, 4:20, 7:20 & 10:30 p.m. Thu 10:25 a.m. & 1:25, 4:20, 7:20 & 10:30 p.m. After Earth (PG-13)

Century 20: Thu 9 p.m. & 12:01 a.m.

Cleopatra (1963) Sun 2 p.m.

Century 16: Sun 2 p.m. Century 20:

The Croods (PG) ((1/2 Century 20: 10:55 a.m. & 1:30 & 3:55 p.m. Designing Woman (1957) Stanford Theatre: Sat-Sun 5:20 & 9:15 p.m. Epic (PG) Century 16: Fri-Sat 10:05 a.m. & 12:40, 3:20, 5:55 & 8:35 p.m. In 3D 11:20 a.m. & 1:55, 4:35, 7:15 & 9:50 p.m. Century 20: 10:30 a.m. 12:20, 1:10, 3:50, 6, 6:45 & 9:25 p.m. In 3D 11:50 a.m. & 2:30, 5:15, 8 & 10:35 p.m. Fast & Furious 6 (PG-13) Century 16: Fri-Sat 10 & 11 a.m. & noon & 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7:10, 8:10, 9:15 & 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 10:10 a.m. & 12:05, 1:05, 3:05, 4:05, 6:10, 7:10, 9:15 & 10:10 p.m. In XD 11 a.m. & 1:55, 4:50, 7:50 & 10:50 p.m. First: The story of the London 2012 Olympic Games (PG) Century 16: Thu 7:30 p.m. Century 20: Thu 7:30 p.m. Frances Ha (R)

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Century 16: Fri-Sat 10 a.m. & The Great Gatsby (PG-13) (( 1:35, 4:45 & 7:55 p.m. In 3D 11:50 a.m. & 3:25, 6:40 & 10 p.m. Century 20: Fri 12:35, 3:45, 7 & 10:20 p.m. In 3D 10:50 a.m. & 2:10, 5:20 & 8:55 p.m. The Hangover Part III (R) Century 16: Fri-Sat 10:15 & 11:30 a.m. & 12:30, 1:30, 2:15, 3:15, 4:15, 5:05, 5:50, 7, 7:45, 8:40, 9:35 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 10, 10:40, 11:20 & 11:55 a.m. & 12:30, 1:15, 1:50, 2:30, 3, 3:40, 4:20, 5, 5:35, 6:15, 6:55, 7:35, 8:10, 8:50, 9:40, 10:15 & 10:45 p.m. How To Marry A Millionaire (1953) Sat-Sun 3:35 & 9:30 p.m. The Iceman (R) ((1/2

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In the House (R) (((1/2 8:30 p.m.

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Iron Man 3 (PG-13) ((( Century 16: Fri-Sat 10:30 a.m. & 1:40, 4:50 & 8 p.m. In 3D 12:05, 3:10, 6:30 & 9:45 p.m. Century 20: 10:25 a.m. & 1:20, 4:30, 7:30 & 10:35 p.m. In 3D 11:40 a.m. & 2:40, 5:40 & 8:45 p.m. Mud (PG-13)

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Pain & Gain (R)

Century 20: 6:35 & 9:30 p.m.

Century 16: Fri-Sat Star Trek: Into Darkness (PG-13) ((( 10:10 & 11:40 a.m. & 1:20, 2:55, 4:30, 6:15, 7:40, 9:20 & 10:40 p.m. In 3D 10:55 a.m. & 12:25, 2:10, 3:40, 5:15, 7:05, 8:30 & 10:05 p.m. Century 20: 10:35 a.m. & 12:10, 1:35, 3:15, 4:40, 6:25, 7:45, 9:35 & 10:50 p.m. In 3D 10 & 11:15 a.m. & 1, 2:20, 4:10, 5:25, 7:15, 8:30 & 10:25 p.m. Stories We Tell (PG-13) p.m.

Palo Alto Square: 2, 4:45, 7:15 & 9:50

What Maisie Knew (R)

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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) Fri 7:30 p.m.

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


It would be easy to have a knee-jerk reaction to Baz Luhrmann’s 3D “The Great Gatsby,” a movie that’s practically begging for such a response. But we’d do well to remember the old saw that there’s no accounting for taste. As on the page, one Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) tells the tale, in hindsight, of

his unusual friendship with nouveau riche millionaire Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), whose pointedly larger-thanlife lifestyle suggests a uniquely American facade. Gatsby lives in the hope of reclaiming lost love Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan), now married to “brute of a man” Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). Their Jazz Age tale plays out in Long Island, with Gatsby’s shoreside West Egg mansion positioned to longingly overlook the Buchanans’ East Egg property, its dock’s green beacon a symbol of Gatsby’s “extraordinary gift for hope.” For the drama to be effective, one must be able to buy into these characters as real people. While we can understand Gatsby as head-over-heels lover and all-American con artist, Carraway as a destined-for-disillusionment hero-worshipper, and Daisy as a tragic, tragedy-inducing wastrel, Luhrmann approaches the story and directs his actors in ways that hold them at a distance from us, making it difficult to buy into real people in a real world. The overkill plays less as bold art and more as lack of trust in the source material. As Nick says of one of Gatsby’s legendary parties, “It’s like an amusement park.” Exactly, old sport. Rated PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and brief language. Two hours, 23 minutes. — P.C.


True-crime enthusiasts won’t want to miss “The Iceman,” about a killer whose New York Times obituary was headlined “Richard Kuklinski ... a Killer of Many People and Many Ways, Dies.” Ariel Vromen’s docudrama about Kuklinski proves as matter-of fact as its protagonist, a New Jersey man who happened into a gig as a Mafia hitman while no

doubt suppressing the urge to tell his boss, “I shouldn’t tell you this, but I would do this for free.” The product of a wildly abusive father (a fact briefly established in flashback), Kuklinski would rub out those who rubbed him the wrong way well before veering, in 1965, into mob killing. Michael Shannon (of “Take Shelter” and HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) holds the screen with a typically intense performance. The impressive supporting cast includes Chris Evans (disappearing into Richard’s colleague Robert “Mr. Softee” Pronge), James Franco, Stephen Dorff, David Schwimmer, John Ventimiglia and Robert Davi, but it’s all about Shannon — one of the most interesting actors working — and Kuklinski’s jaw-dropping story. The film’s big problem is Vromen’s unfortunate ability to turn that story into something plodding, but Shannon compensates with his potent characterization. Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and some sexual content. One hour, 46 minutes. — P.C.


The teachers and students of Lycee Gustave Flaubert have returned from summer vacances for another year that promises to be soul-deadening. The big new idea? Uniforms for students. But when literature teacher Germain Germain sits down to his first set of student writing, he finds a diamond in the rough — and a world of trouble. Here begins “In the House,” the latest picture from French filmmaker Francois Ozon (“Swimming Pool”). Adapted by the director from Juan Mayorga’s play “The Boy in the Last Row,” “In the House” amounts to an insinuating mash-up of “Election,” “Rear Window” and “Adaptation.” As 16-year-old Claude Garcia (Ernst Umhauer) begins producing seductive prose, he begins having a dangerous effect on his new mentor, Germain (Fabrice Luchini). Claude’s homework assignments describe his real-life obsession with the upper-middle-class home of a classmate: Claude idealizes the place and the stability it represents even

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This ambitious third installment in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iron Manâ&#x20AC;? franchise offers (Robert) Downey (Jr.) another opportunity to shine. He continues to add layers to an already complex character and infuse the often somber genre with comedic charm (this is a comic-book movie, after all). Despite a somewhat slow start and occasional plot missteps, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iron Man 3â&#x20AC;? ultimately soars thanks to its charismatic leading man and director Shane Blackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s man-on-wire balancing act of humor and action. After helping defend Earth from a horde of alien invaders and nearly dying in the process (as seen in 2012â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Avengersâ&#x20AC;?), Tony Stark is content tinkering in his Malibu mansion and sharing a bed with his girlfriend/personal assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). But heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quickly reminded of the pitfalls of being a high-profile superhero with the introduction of two new adversaries: Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce), a fellow tech genius and founder of A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics); and a shadowy Osama bin Laden-esque terrorist known as The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). The visual effects and action sequences are stunning, especially when Tonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Iron Man armor(s) take flight. The costuming, however, is more hit-and-miss. Iron Man, with Downey playing pilot, continues to launch Marvel into the cinematic stratosphere. Rated PG-13 for intense sci-fi action/violence and brief suggestive content. 2 hours, 20 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; T.H.


Abrams and his screenwriting team of Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof have a gift for 21st-century spectacle and a deficit of subtlety. That, one must concede, is a winning combination for a big-budget actioner like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Star Trek Into Darkness,â&#x20AC;? and the pictureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entertainment virtues donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t end there. As seen in the previous film, the iconic characters, handled with heart and humor, remain in the good hands of a fine ensemble, and Abramsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tone of science-fiction sensation and sentiment has already proven successful. Still, there are tradeoffs in the hurtling pace, bombastic action and general breathless busyness of these pictures, which seek â&#x20AC;&#x201D; like a good roller coaster â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to whip the customer out of conscious thought and into a heart-pounding visceral and emotional experience (now in 3D!). The approach allows and at times seems to demand a picture to turn on the dumb, in certain plot particulars. On the other hand, the pictureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ethical convolutions â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as acted out by the arrogant but strategically skilled James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), the determinedly logical Mr. Spock (Zachary Quinto), and a wild card from without (terrorist John Harrison, played by the splendid Benedict Cumberbatch) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; feed into at least superficial sociopolitical allegory. Sidestepping spoilers, I can tell you that Kirk embarks on a mission of vengeance that eventually forces him to reconsider his moral position. Is he comfortable, as per the dubious orders of Starfleet Admiral Marcus (Peter Weller), condemning a man to die without a trial as part of a military operation? Rated PG-13 for intense sci-fi action and violence. Two hours, 12 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; P.C.


A FREE SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING EXHIBITION GAMES, FOOD, FUN, TRY SYNCHRO! SANTA CLARA INTERNATIONAL SWIM CENTER Monday, May 27 10am* â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Noon Featuring Guest Performances from Cirque de Soleilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Le RĂŞveâ&#x20AC;? Watershows *Doors open at 10am for a Continental Breakfast ($5.00 donation, benefiting the Mission City Community Fund)


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‘Felines & Florals’ Jane W. Ferguson presents a collection of works in watermedia on paper and canvas. She will also showcase some of her newly designed “TOTE-ally-ART.” Meet Ferguson at an evening reception on Friday, June 21, 5-7 p.m., at the gallery. Viewpoints Gallery closes at 3 p.m. on Sundays. June 3-30, Free. Viewpoints Gallery, 315 State St., Los Altos. www.viewpointsgallery ‘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. TuesdaySaturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos. www. Color and Line Exhibition New Coast Studios presents “Color and Line,” an exhibition featuring 20 artists exploring hue and saturation and the rhythm of form and line, across a variety of themes and media. May 17-29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. New Coast Studios, 935 Industrial Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-485-2121. www.newcoaststudios. com Gallery House 3D Exhibit Gallery House hosts a 3-dimensional works show that includes pottery, sculptures, found objects and wall pieces. The exhibit runs from June 4 to June 29 with a reception on June 7, 6-8 p.m. Closed Mondays; open Tuesday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-326-1668. Third International BookArt Fair The Third International BookArt Fair is curated by Rolando Castellon, former curator of SFMOMA and the Museo de Arte y Diseno Contemporaneo Costa Rica. The fair features a collection of handmade books by 50 international artists. June 7-9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cubberley Center, Studio E-5, 4000 Middlefied Road, Palo Alto.

BENEFITS ‘Songs for Syria’ The Wesley United Methodist Church is hosting a concert to assist refugee children and families impacted by the civil war in Syria. Paul Mihaly, pianist, and other musicians will perform in a variety of styles. One hundred percent of donations made will go to the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s Syrian refugee program. June 2, 6:30-8 p.m. Donation at the door. Wesley United Methodist Church, 740 Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-327-2092. Downtown Mountain View Beer Walk Tied House Microbrewery, which opened its doors in January of 1988, is hosting a beer walk to celebrate its 25th anniversary in the Mountain View community. The walk is in conjunction with, benefiting Chamber of Commerce Mountain View’s SOAR scholarship program. June 1, 1-5 p.m. $30 pre-sale. Tied House Microbrewery and Cafe, 954 Villa St., Mountain View. Call 408-903-528. Prodigy Pianists Perform Benefit Concert John Baeg, age 11, and Hana Mizuta, age 14, will perform at the Salvation Army SunnyvaleMountain View Women’s Auxiliary Benefit Concert. The two have won many piano competitions and each has performed at Carnegie Hall. John, is set to enter Juilliard School’s pre-college program in the fall. Tickets will be sold at the door. June 1, 2-3:30 p.m. $15 adults, $10 children ages 5-14. Purchase at the door. Bridges Community Church, 625 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos. Call 408-745-9939.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS ‘French for Francophiles’ Avenidas offers “French for Francophiles” classes, in which students will learn to converse as if they’re living in France. Some knowledge of French is recommended. The class instructor is Leo McCord Jr. April 10-June 26, Wednesdays, 12:30-2 p.m. $75 ($65 members). Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 650-289-5436. ‘Learn to Square Dance’ Classes are held by the “Bows & Beaus Square-Dance Club” on


Mondays at 7:30 p.m. First class free; $5 per class thereafter. Loyola School, 770 Berry Ave., Los Altos. ‘Magic of the Lens’ - Digital Photography Workshop The Mid Peninsula Media Center presents “Magic of the Lens,” a digital photography workshop where students will learn to shoot like the pros and edit their images using Lightroom. Then students will 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. ‘Meeting My Milestones’: Developmental Group This class is all about the expertise and education needed to promote the growth and developmental of a child’s life. Early childhood developmental specialists and therapists will discuss childhood milestones into specific when, what, how and why advice and how to enhance a child’s language development. Mondays, May 20-January 26, 9:30-11:45 a.m. Special Introductory 60-day Charter Member offer! $100 covers your first 60 days/ limited time offer Abiliities United, 3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-618-3343. aspx?pid=290 ‘Rethinking Your Lawn’ Replacing traditional lawns with low-water ground covers will save water and money. Join Master Gardeners to learn about lawn alternatives and easy ways to convert water-thirsty lawns to low-maintenance ground covers and turf alternatives. June 1, 10-11 a.m. Free. Master Gardener Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto. Call 408282-3105. ‘Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra’ A friendly monthly gathering for musicians of all instruments and all levels of skill to play symphony orchestra music together for fun, no performance and no pressure. Music provided, members bring instrument, stand, appetizers to share and good humor. Register through website. Sundays, Jan. 27-June 30, 2-5 p.m. $10/session or $25/three sessions. Los Altos Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave, Los Altos. Call 650-793-2218. 6th Annual Autism Spectrum Disorders Update The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford will host the 6th Annual Autism Spectrum Disorders Update. This event gives parents and members of the community a chance to learn about new autism research and therapies. June 1, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $100 cover includes breakfast and lunch. Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St., Stanford. Call 650-721-6327. 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. Foothill College Summer Session Registration This year, Foothill College offers two summer sessions that run six weeks: June-Start (Early Summer) Session runs June 10-July 21 and July-Start Summer Session runs July 1-Aug. 11. Choose from a variety of traditional and online class options. Class schedule at Registration is May 13-June 30. California residents pay $31 per unit plus basic fees for Foothill classes; fees are due at the time Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Internet Privacy Workshop: ‘A CryptoParty!’ Congregation Etz Chaim hosts an internet privacy workshop for ages 11 and up. Bring a laptop to learn user-friendly, basic encryption programs for computer privacy: encrypt Web browsing, files, email, chat, instant messaging. June 2, 1-3:30 p.m. Free. Congregation Etz Chaim, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. cryptoparty/guests.html Introduction to Meditation This workshop will explore simple techniques to develop a

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NHIGHLIGHT ‘NICKEL & DIMED’ ON STAGE AT FOOTHILL COLLEGE The Foothill College Theatre Arts Department presents “Nickel & Dimed,” a play about low-wage work in America. Written by Joan Holden, based on the book “Nickel & Dimed, On (Not) Getting By In America” by Barbara Ehrenreich. May 24-June 9, Thursday-Sunday, 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets, $18; Seniors, students and all Foothill-De Anza District personnel, $14. Foothill College Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-7360. 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.


Smuin Ballet presents ‘Spring Program’ Smuin Ballet ends its season with the West Coast premiere of the ballet “Petal” by Helen Pickett, the Bay Area premiere of Darrell Grand Moultrie’s piece “Jazzin’” and “Chants d’Auvergne” by Michael Smuin. May 22-26, 8 p.m. $52 -$68. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. meditation practice. There will be a full moon that night, so special attention will be paid to lunar energy in meditation. May 25, 6-8:30 p.m. $40. Blue Iris Studio, 3485 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Call 650-858-1440. www.blueirisstudiopaloalto. com Life Drawing Open Studio In these ongoing, year-round drop-in classes, participants can draw from live models. No formal instruction, work with other students and artists. Bring own supplies. Option to purchase punch card for 10 sessions. Mondays are Short/Med Pose; Wednesdays, Long Pose. See website for more info. Running until December 30, Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m. $7 per session/$60 for 10 sessions. Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. Sanjeev Agrawal presents’Kickstarting Early Careers Through collegefeed’ This TOCS (Talks On Computing Systems)event features speaker Sanjeev Agrawal, the CEO of collegefeed, a social platform that helps college students and young alums kickstart their careers by improving the connection between students, employers, colleges and alumni. May 28, 1:302:30 p.m. Free. Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, NASA Research Park, Bldg. 23, Room #118, Mountain View. Call 650-335-2886. www.cmu. edu/silicon-valley/news-events/seminars/index. html Summer Vegetable Gardening Join Master Gardeners to talk about summer vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, beans and squash. There will be time at the end so attendees can talk about their favorite vegetables and varieties and any experiences they’d like to share. May

28, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road,, Los Altos. Call 408-282-3105. Wild plants as food, medicine and soil indicators Plants commonly referred to as weeds have many beneficial uses. Participants can learn what they are saying about the health of the soil. June 1, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $31. Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-493-6072.

CLUBS/MEETINGS ‘Are Corporations People? Citizens United...and Beyond’ Congresswoman Anna Eshoo will moderate a conversation about “corporate personhood” and the impact of money on the political process. There will also be presentations by Peter Schurman and Ted Nace. June 1, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free (donations accepted). Lucie Stern Community Center, Stern Ballroom, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-3268837. Bootstrappers Breakfast: 3D printing ‘Show and Tell’ Guest attendee Paul Spaan will speak on “Leveraging 3D Printing To Bootstrap.” Bring questions about the opportunities that 3D printing is enabling. May 24, 9-10:30 a.m. $5 in advance or $10 at the door (plus cost of breakfast and tip.) Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 408-252-9676. events/114396472/ 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

‘Could Sandy Hook Happen Here?’ The Mountain View Human Relations Commission invites all members of the community to its third “Civility Roundtable,” titled “Could Sandy Hook Happen Here?” The event will feature small-group discussions with neighbors and community leaders on this issue. May 30, 7-9 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 415-513-6566. Bike to Work Month - Bike Blender Fridays In celebration of Bike to Work Month, Patagonia will be serving up fresh smoothies on three Friday afternoons. Come by for a free bikeblended smoothie and giveaways. Fruit donated from Whole Foods. May 17, 24 and 31, 4-6 p.m. Free. Patagonia Palo Alto, 525 Alma St., Palo Alto. Customer-Centric Commerce: Real World Stories for Increasing Software Sales Join Avangate for a networking lunch event, where the organization regularly invites speakers and industry leaders to discuss best practices and how to grow their global software sales. June 4, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free with accepted registration. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 180 El Camino Real, Suite G2 , Palo Alto. www. FOPAAS Monthly Dog Pack Walk An optional obedience circle starts at 9:30 a.m. and the group pack walk, led by dog trainers, departs at 10 a.m. This is a Friends of the Palo Alto Animal Shelter (FOPAAS) event. June 1, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Paly parking lot, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Google’s New Bay View Campus Speakers John Igoe (Director of Design and Construction, Google), Ryan Mullenix (Principal, NBBJ), Cheryl Barton (Principal, The Office of Cheryl Barton) will talk about Google’s new Bay View campus. May 29, 7-9 p.m. Free. NASA Research Park, Building 3, Moffett Field. researchpark/home/index.html Midtown Zero Waste Block Leader Events Attendees can come on the first Saturday of each month (March to November). The ZeroWasteIsPossible Team will be on hand for Q&A. There will be give-aways, treats and beverages, and a new special guest and topic each month. Attendees can share their best recycling tips, get info and learn. 9 a.m.-noon Free. Midtown Center, 2700 Midtown Court, Palo Alto. Call 650-283-9910.

CONCERTS Akihito Ochi: Commemorative Piano Concert Akihito Ochi, a Japanese pianist with Down syndrome, started playing piano when he was nine years old. He will be performing at Stanford on June 1. 8 p.m. Free. Campbell Recital Hall, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford. Events/calendar.html Lera Auerbach World Premiere Music Director Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and the New Century Chamber Orchestra present a world premiere commission by composer Lera Auerbach. May 24, 8-10 p.m. $29-$59. First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. www. Sinfonia of Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra This Sinfonia Ensemble concert showcases winners of the 2013 PACO concerto competition. Concerto movements from Shoshtakovich, Haydn, Barber, Wieniawsky, Mendelssohn, as well as the Bruch “Romanze” will be performed. June 2, 3 p.m. Free. Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650 856-3848. www. Stanford Early Music Singers William Mahrt directs the Early Music Singers’ program in the Stanford Memorial Church. June 5, 8 p.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 405 Serra Mall, Stanford. html

(PJOHT0O DANCE ‘This Is Love’ From Broadway to burlesque and Prince to Puccini, the Foothill College Repertory Dance Company presents “This Is Love,” its two-hour spring dance concert directed by choreographer Bubba Gong. The show features classic, modern and contemporary dance forms, as well as specialty acts. May 31-June 1, Friday and Saturday, 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $20, general admission; $15, students, seniors and children. Parking is $3. Foothill College Smithwick Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-7354. 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. Live Music /Contra Dance Caller, Celia Ramsay, with the band, “Three Fifths of Scotch” (Elizabeth Todd, Del Eckels, Eloise Blanchard and Debra Tayleur) will entertain at this beginners traditional American social folk dance class. The class is 7:30-8 p.m. and dance 8-11 p.m. Bring potluck food to share. Open to all. May 25, 7:30-11 p.m. $10; Members $8; Students $5 or pay what you can. First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Ave., 2F, Palo Alto. www.bacds. org/series/contra/palo_alto Social Ballroom Dancing The May 24th Friday Night Dance lessons feature beginning and intermediate West Coast Swing with Michelle Kinkaid, beginning at 8 p.m. General dancing follows from 9 p.m. to midnight. No experience or partner necessary. $9 cover includes refreshments. May 24, 8 p.m.-midnight. $9. Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-395-8847. www. Soraya Zayed Dinner and Dance Show Soraya Zayed of Egypt and Brazil, a famous Bellydance artist, performs in one show only in Los Altos during her first visit to the Western United States. She will also teach two workshops in Los Altos on June 1 and 2. Event is wheelchair accessible. June 1, 6:30-11:30 p.m. $50 until May 15. $65 at door. Mirage Hall, 4926 El Camino Real, Los Altos. Call 408-246-1129. Zumba Gold Dance Classes Avenidas will host a series of zumba gold dance classes, a fusion of Latin rhythms and dance moves. Students should wear comfortable clothes and workout shoes (no sandals or leather soles). April 10 through June 26, Wednesdays at 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. $75 ($65 members). Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 650-289-5436.

ENVIRONMENT Green Kids Conference Microsoft hosts the third annual Green Kids Conference, a conference created for children ages three to 18 years. June 1, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free. Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus, 1065 La Avenida, Building 1, Mountain View. Call 510-793-1343. greenkidsconference. org Lecture: ‘New Energy for a New Era’ This is the last lecture from Acterra’s “Beyond Fossil Fuels” series. Professor Dan Kammen will outline current and projected energy needs, identify promising new technologies, and map out how to shift away from carbon-based sources. Call or go online to RSVP. June 4, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Fenwick & West LLP, 801 California St. , Mountain View. Call 650-962-9876 ext. 346.

EXHIBITS ‘A Place of Magic’ An exhibit of Baylands nature photography by Salvatore Ventura. Proceeds from the works for sale benefit local nature education. Through June 1. Free. The EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Call 650493-8000, ext. 340. php?page=photography-exhibit---salvatoreventura ‘Harmony 2013: A Fine-Art Photography Exhibit’ The Peking Duck Restaurant hosts this exhibit featuring photographs by Kim Dang, Charles Dilisio, Charles Mujie and Roger Spinti. The exhibit shows through June 6, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Free. Peking Duck Restaurant, 151 S. California Ave., Palo Alto. Ry Smith Los Altos Hills-sponsored art exhibit of paintings by Ry Smith, a designer of high-tech products. Reception March 31, 2-5 p.m. Exhibit up through Aug. 28. Free. Los Altos Hills town

hall, 26379 Fremont Road , Los Altos Hills. Call 650-941-8073. Stanford Art Spaces This installation of Stanford Art Spaces features paintings by Bryan Ida and Warren Hedgpeth, plus fiber constructions by Aryana B. Londir. A reception will be held at the Paul G. Allen reception area on July 12 from 5-7 p.m. May 31-August 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Stanford Art Spaces, 420 Via Palou, Stanford. Call 650-725-3622.

FAMILY AND KIDS Junior Naturalist Program Youths (grades 3-5) can come and experience nature in the Palo Alto Baylands as part of this after-school program. Each of the program’s four sessions will focus on different subjects, including hands-on activities and scientific exploration. Meet a live bird, play Ohlone games, search for wildlife and more. Wednesdays, May 15-June 5, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $75 (includes T-shirt, snacks, four sessions). Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-493-8000. www. Nativity Carnival 2013 The 33rd Annual Spring Carnival will feature 12 carnival rides, dozens of game booths and a food court with rotisserie chicken, pasta dinner, bruschetta, philly cheesesteaks, BBQ hamburgers and hotdogs, turkey legs and a tri-tip dinner. June 7, 5-11 p.m.; June 8, noon-11 p.m.; and June 9, noon-6 p.m. Free. Nativity School, 1250 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Call 650-323-7914. carnival Picture Book Story Time Story Time at Linden Tree, every Friday and Saturday from 11-11:30 a.m., is ideal for preschoolers, kindergartners or any children ages three to six. Titles are selected from both classic favorites and new books. See website for weekly themes. May 3-July 6, Free. Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos. Call 650-949-3390. TW Playmakers TheatreWorks Education introduces TW PlayMakers, spring break (K-5) and summer (K-8) camps with theater games and activities. June 3-14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $275 per child. Jordan Middle School , 750 North California Ave., Palo Alto . youth/camps

HEALTH National Senior Health and Fitness Day BridgePoint at Los Altos celebrates this day of awareness with a full day of activities such as gymnastics, yoga, health presentations, healthy meals and snacks and the movie “Maid in Manhattan.” May 29, 9:15 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. BridgePoint at Los Altos, 1174 Los Altos Ave., Los Altos. Summer Fitness in the Park Steven Rice Fitness begins an new Palo Alto outdoor exercise class in June. Get out of the gym and get fit while enjoying the summer weather. The once-per-week class is similar to a boot camp, but with less running, more strength building and better exercise form. Tuesdays, June 4-August 6, 5-6 p.m. $180. Mitchell Park, 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto.

LIVE MUSIC Acoustic Guitar and Wine Flight Night with Jack Cutter Morocco’s Restaurant hosts guitarist Jack Cutter, his performance starting at 7 p.m. The restaurant will also be featuring three wine flights with a complimentary appetizer for $15. May 30, 5-11 p.m. Free. Morocco’s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650968-1502. Jazz Trumpeter Ray Vega at Stanford Latin Jazz trumpeter Ray Vega will perform with the Stanford Afro-Latin Ensemble. Vega is known as the lead trumpet player for Latin giants such Tito Puente and Mongo Santamaria. He has also received multiple Grammy awards and nominations. May 26, 8-10 p.m. General $10, senior $9, student $5, free for Stanford students with ID. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford . Call 650-725-2787. Johnny Williams & No Corkage Tuesdays Morocco’s Restaurant hosts Johnny Williams for live jazz and blues. All songs performed are original work. The nights also feature “no corkage Tuesdays,” with corkage fee waived. May 28, 5-9:30 p.m. Free. Morocco’s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-968-1502. Live music with Bobby Love and Sugar

Sweet Morocco’s Restaurant hosts Bobby Love and Sugar Sweet for a night of rock, jazz and blues covers starting at 8 p.m. May 31, 5-11 p.m. Free. Morocco’s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-968-1502. www. Moroccan Music Night Moroccos’ Restaurant will share their 150-year-old recipes, along with Moroccan music. May 26, 5-9 p.m. Free. Morocco’s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-968-1502. Morocco’s ‘Magic Mondays’ Morocco’s Restaurant is introducing “Magic Mondays,” a night with food, wine pairings and Moroccan music. May 20 and 27, 5-9:30 p.m. $30; extra $20 for wine pairing. Morocco’s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-968-1502. SLOrk Spring Concert The Stanford Laptop Orchestra celebrates the conclusion of its 2013 season with a full-scale laptop orchestra concert. June 5, 8 p.m. Free. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford. Call 650-723-3811. slork.stanford. edu/ Stanford Wind Ensemble Giancarlo Aquilanti and guest conductor Wesley Broadnax present “The Explorer,” for mezzo-soprano and concert band with lyrics by Anna Cellinese and music by Francesco Traversi, as well as Swerts’ “Dance of Uzume” featuring saxophone soloist Rajiv Suresh, and selections from Verdi, Gandolfi and Persichetti. May 24, 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=4939

ON STAGE ‘Hanging Georgia’ “Hanging Georgia” tells the story of painter Georgia O’Keeffe and her relationship with Alfred Stieglitz. Script by Palo Alto playwright Sharmon Hilfinger, music by Joan McMillen. May 24-June 9, 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays. $10-$30. Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-254-1148. ‘Love’s Labours Lost’ by the Stanford Shakespeare Company The show, set in a contemporary college setting, explores the hilarity that arises when educated young adults fall in love for the first time and find themselves at a loss to rationalize their emotions and actions. May 22-26, 7:45-9:45 p.m. Free. Phi Kappa Psi House, 592 Mayfield Ave., Stanford. shakespeare. ‘Wild With Happy’ TheatreWorks presents a new play, “Wild With Happy,” by award-winning playwright Colman Domingo. Domingo also stars in this comedy, in which a struggling black actor rejects normal rituals of grief and finds himself on a rapturous road trip with his mother’s ashes. June 5 through 30, 8 p.m. $23-$73. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. SCIT presents Euripides’ ‘Cyclops’ The fifth annual Stanford Classics in Theater production puts on Euripides’ “Cyclops,” in which a combination of song and dance creates a hipsterriff on an old Classic with Brooklyn flair and skinny jeans. May 23-25, 8-10 p.m. Free with Stanford ID, $5 general public. Toyon Hall, 455 Arguello Way, Stanford. West Bay Opera’s ‘Otello’ West Bay Opera presents Verdi’s take on the Bard’s masterpiece. Fully staged, with orchestra and chorus. Cast includes David Gustafson as Otello, Cynthia Clayton as Desdemona and Philip Skinner as Iago. Performances on 5/24, 5/26, 6/1 and 6/2 at 8 p.m.. Sundays at 2 p.m. $40-75. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-424-9999.

RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY Choral Evensong at All Saints’ The All Saints’ Choir, with director and organist Rodney Gehrke, offers “Choral Evensong.” Rector Terry Gleeson will officiate and offer a homily. The primary musical elements will be the “Evening Canticles” (Irish Hymns) by John Vine, “Preces/ Responses” by Bernard Rose and “Antiphon” by Benjamin Britten. June 2, 4-5 p.m. Free. All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Call 650.322.4528. 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. events. Lifetree Cafe Lifetree Cafe invites the community to share conversation on “Kids Without a Country: An Illegal Immigrant’s Story,” featuring the filmed story of Reyna Grande, who crossed the border with her family illegally when she was nine years old. Snacks/beverages available. June 2, 7-8 p.m. Free. Lifetree Cafe, 3373 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Lifetree Cafe Palo Alto Lifetree Cafe offers weekly conversations on life issues. May 5: “The Black and White Truth About Racism.” May 12: “When Love Hurts.” May 19: “How to Live Before You Die.” May 26: “The Majesty and Mystery of Nature.” Snacks/drinks available. Sundays, May 5-26, 7-8 p.m. Free. 3373 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 408-507-9858. University Public Worship The May 26th University Public Worship will include: Rev. Dr. C. George Fitzgerald preaching, music by University Organist Dr. Robert Huw Morgan and the Memorial Church Choir. 10 - 11 a.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Call 650-723-1762. events/363/36355

SENIORS ‘Staying Socially Active’ Instructor Ben Lewis will show ways to combat problems such as being physically stuck at home or struggling with memory challenges. He will show how to bring the outside world to a person who is at home and how to leverage old interests and find new ones. May 29, 2-3 p.m. Free. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 650-289-5456.

SPECIAL EVENTS ‘Foothill is a Gem’ “Foothill is a Gem” is a fundraiser for the Foothill College Family Engagement Institute’s “Stretch to Kindergarten” program for local children. The event showcases jewelry designed by local artists. At 5 p.m., Foothill College President Judy Miner will share the stories behind some of the key pieces in her collection. May 31, 4-6 p.m. $20, Foothill Campus Center Dining Room, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. ‘Lunch with Joe’ Two-term state senator and current County Supervisor Joe Simitian, District 5, will speak on state budgets and the effects on government services, jobs, pensions and the quality of life in Santa Clara County. The event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Los Altos-Mountain View Area. Prepay to reserve. June 1, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $25. Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Call 650-941-8190. lunchwithjoe ‘Mental Illness and Legal Culpability’ Does the law take mental illness into account when determining guilt and punishment? Should it? Two Stanford professors and a local judge will discuss the insanity defense, how courts can more effectively (and humanly) sentence offenders and how mentally ill offenders were treated in Ancient Athens. May 30, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford University, 485 Lausen Mall, Stanford. Chinchilla Education NIght Chinchilla Rescue is bringing a few chinchillas to Know Knew Books to help educate people on the proper handling and care for these pets. May 25, 6-8 p.m. Free (donations accepted). Know Knew Books, 415 S. California Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-3269355. Gerald Hiken Presents Actor Gerald Hiken will be presenting a variety of monologues. May 26, 8-9 p.m. Free (donations accepted). Know Knew Books, 415 S. California Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-326-9355. MVHS 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. Pages/default.aspx Trunk Show featuring Ellen Brook and Blue Donya New Coast Studios hosts a twoday trunk show featuring apparel by Ellen Brook and jewelry by Nassim Nouri of Blue Donya. Meet

the designers, participate in a raffle drawing for their work, and shop their spring collections. May 24-25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. New Coast Studios, 935 Industrial Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-485-2121. Walking Tour of Professorville Palo Alto Stanford Heritage presents a walking tour of Professorville’s historic houses and their occupants. May 25, 10-11:15 a.m. Free. Addison Ave. and Bryant 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.

TALKS/AUTHORS ‘Big Data and the Internet of Things’ Three panelists -- Gerd Goette (managing director, Siemens Ventures), K. S. Radhakrishnan (vice president of IT Operations, Boeing) and Hiten Trivedi (Big Data/Analytics, PG&E) -- will speak about “the internet of things” and big data. The event is sponsored by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. May 30, 6-8:30 p.m. $55 VCTF members, $65 Affiliates, $85 General (+$10 for at-door reg) Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 2 Palo Alto Square, Palo Alto. Call 650-776-1040. content/view/1098/ ‘Creating Outcomes We Want One Foot at a Time’ Speaker Chad Crittenden was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a rare and deadly form of cancer. He will talk about his life, from a major surgery to competing on TV show Survivor Vanuatu. May 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $25. Samovar Conference Hall, 1077 Independence Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-469-3243. Bee Ridgway at Books Inc. Bee Ridgway shares her debut novel, “The River of No Return.” 200 years after Nick Falcott was about to die on a Napoleonic battlefield, he wakes up in modern London and is suddenly a member of The Guild, who are his only hope of returning to the life he misses. May 30, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto. Call 650-321-0600. all/all/1 Haute Potato Cooking Demo and Book Signing The Los Altos Library hosts Jacqueline Pham, the woman behind the popular cooking blog and author of “Haute Potato: 75 Gourmet Potato Recipe.” She will be giving a cooking demonstration (complete with samples) with a book signing after. May 25, 2 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library Program Room, 13 S San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Humanist Community Forum “Hiking the John Muir Trail” with Saeko Izuta: Izuta will share more than 100 photos from her 210 mile hike last July on the John Muir Trail from Yosemite Valley to the top of Mt. Whitney. May 26, 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.humanists. org/blog/home/ Karen Joy Fowler at Books Inc Karen Joy Fowler shares “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves,” a novel about a middle class American family that raised a chimpanzee as one of their daughters. June 5, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-4281234. month/all/all/1 Temple Grandin, author of ‘The Autistic Brain’ The Oshman Family JCC hosts Temple Grandin, who will share her own experiences and discuss how we can better understand and diagnose autism. From advances in neuroimaging to new genetic research, find out what treatments might soon be available. June 4, 7-8 p.m. $12-$40. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Call 408-280-5530. www. temple-grandin

VOLUNTEERS Palo Alto World Music Day Volunteers are needed to hand out venue maps, check in musicians and volunteers, answer questions from attendees, and assist event staff. In addition, help with set-up and cleanup is needed. June 16, 2-8 p.m. Free. Downtown Palo Alto, University Ave. and King Plaza, Palo Alto. Call 650-248-5706.

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French Classes through The Alliance Francaise starting in June every Tuesday and Thursday 7pm - 8:30pm @ Douce France Cafe, Town and Country Village, PA. Register: or call 415/775-7755 German language class

115 Announcements Adoptions/Surrogacy Help build families and change a couples life by becoming a surrogate mother or egg donor. CONTACT: Surrogate Mothers, Inc. 317-996-2000. (Cal-SCAN) Did You Know that Ten Million adults tweeted in the past month, while 164 million read a newspaper in print or online in the past week? Advertise in 240 California newspapers for one low cost. Your 25 word classified ad will reach over 6 million+ Californians. For brochure call Elizabeth (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN) UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? THINKING OF ADOPTION? Open or closed adoption. YOU choose the family. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Abby's One True Gift Adoptions. Call 24/7. 866-413-6293. Void in Illinois/New Mexico/Indiana (AAN CAN) 4-6 year old Summer Dance Camps 7-10year old Summer Dance Camp A Dance Expressions Summer 2013

Instruction for Hebrew Bar and Bat Mitzvah For Affiliated and Unaffiliated George Rubin, M.A. in Hebrew/Jewish Education 650/424-1940

133 Music Lessons Barton-Holding Music Studio Accepting new students for private vocal lessons. All levels. Call Laura Barton, 650/965-0139 Enjoyable Piano Lessons Young, old, beginners, advanced, enjoy the special pleasure of playing the piano in a relaxed setting. Dr. Renee’s Piano 650 854-0543 FUN Piano|Violin|Guitar Lessons Hope Street Music Studios In downtown Mtn.View. Most Instruments voice. All ages & levels 650-961-2192 Voice Lessons

135 Group Activities GROUP GUITAR LESSONS New Song Music Camps Thanks to St Jude

140 Lost & Found Moms/Daughters- $ Stanford Stanford University's Psychology Department is currently seeking mothers with a history of depression and their 10 to 14-year-old daughters for a paid research study at Stanford. Following a 20-30 minute phone screening interview, eligible participants will be asked to come to Stanford University for up to 3 sessions, each lasting approximately 3.5 hours. Eligible pairs will be compensated $40/hour and researchers will schedule sessions at your convenience: evenings and weekend sessions are available. For more information, please email or call Maria Lemus at mood@psych.stanford. edu or (650) 723-0804.

Lost Camera A Canon Powershot camera may have been lost along Embarcadero Road on the afternoon of Saturday May 4, 2013. The camera was in a blue and black case (the same size as the camera: roughly fist sized), with many small black rocks inside the front pouch.

Donate Your Car, Truck, Boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. 888-902-6851. (Cal-SCAN)

210 Garage/Estate Sales PA: Citywide Yard Sale, June 8 Helping the environment and making money has never been so easy. Reusing - whether you donate, buy, or sell - is one of the best ways to reduce waste and keep usable stuff out of the landfill. Join us for the Palo Alto Citywide Yard Sale on June 8. Details will be posted on yardsale/ The map and listings will be uploaded to this page and be printed in the June 7, 2013 edition of the Palo Alto Weekly.

Kid’s Stuff 345 Tutoring/ Lessons Math Tutoring by college student. All levels. Hourly rates $20 to $30. 650/630-1685.

350 Preschools/ Schools/Camps Free Earth Day Celebration

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Palo Alto, 751 Paul Ave, May 25 9-2 Multi-family yard/garage sale. Rugs, furniture, Ikea futon,sewing machine, office furniture, tools, equipment, landscaper’s plants.

215 Collectibles & Antiques Carlos V Suit of Armor w/Sword Replica of Carlos V Suit of Armor by Marto with Etched Sword. $750.00 obo.

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130 Classes & Instruction Airlines are Hiring Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-804-5293 (Cal-SCAN) ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE 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)

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Opportunity abounds with this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home located on a street lined by pristine homes around the corner from popular Las Palmas Park and a short stroll from desirable Cumberland School! Spacious living room with fireplace, separate family room off eat-in kitchen, dual-pane windows throughout, hardwood floors, master-bedroom with deep walk-in closet, attached two-car garage, newer copper plumbing and a popular floor plan on good size 6,200 square foot lot! The ideal opportunity to buy in the perfect neighborhood a home that you can expand or add your own special touches to.

Asking Price $878,000

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99 Sherland Avenue “B” High-end touches abound this Mountain View condominium in a super convenient location! Open May 25th & 26th 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Absolutely stunning! You won’t believe your eyes when you step into this downstairs unit featuring luxurious hardwood flooring, granite kitchen, plush bedroom carpeting and a spacious private yard! 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom offering a separate vanity area in the master bedroom, custom light fixtures, new baseboards, fresh paint, new interior doors, carport with extra storage, laundry room only steps from your front door and back gate leading to the complex pool. Up the street from Google, walk to local coffee house, close to commute routes… An awesome opportunity for high-end living at a budget price!

Asking Price $438,000

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