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ontinuation high schools are often thought of places where people are sent — shipped off to spend their days doing busy work away from the “good kids” at the local comprehensive high school. That’s not Alta Vista High School. It’s true, Michael Aguilar ended up at Alta Vista because he was performing poorly, but it was his choice to attend the

school — and looking back, he said he couldn’t be happier. “It was the best decision I ever made,” Aguilar said, positively beaming in his cap and gown outside Mountain View High School’s Spartan Theatre — where he and the rest of the Alta Vista class of 2013 commemorated their graduation on May 29. It is likely that Aguilar was pleased with the scholarship he received, which he will use to MICHELLE LE

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Michaela Carson wipes away a tear after receiving a rose from Alta Vista High School’s principal, Bill Pierce, on May 29. More graduation stories and photos, along with a list of graduates, starts on page 12.

You got a license for that cat, Mister? By Daniel DeBolt


or the first time, the city of Mountain View is poised to require that pet cats be licensed. The City Council voted Tuesday to replace its 1972 animal control ordinance with one requiring that cats, just like dogs, be licensed, among other rules. New rules will also affect those with dogs or beehives, among other animals.

‘I’m not sure what problem we are trying to solve.’ COUNCILMAN JAC SIEGEL

The ordinance is based on a model ordinance proposed by the Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority, recently

adopted by Santa Clara and being considered by Campbell. It passed 6-1, with Mayor John Inks opposed, though several members were hesitant to require the licensing of cats. “I question the licensing of cats, I don’t know why we are doing that,” said council member Jac Siegel, who is also now the chair of SVACA’s board. “There hasn’t been a rabies outbreak or situation in Santa Clara County caused by a dog or cat.

I’m not sure what problem we are trying to solve.” The cat license, which also requires a rabies vaccine, costs $10 for a year, $26 for three years or $50 for a lifetime. Owners of cats that are not spayed or neutered must pay a higher $50-per-year fee. Police Capt. Max Bosel said licensing cats is “a common and best practice” while SVACA director Dan Soszynski said one reason for the license requirement is to improve the number of stray cats returned to their owners. See CAT LICENSE, page 11

Google wants to incorporate wildlife into new office project PLANS UNVEILED FOR OFFICE COMPLEX ON WETLAND’S EDGE By Daniel DeBolt


he planners behind Google’s first ground-up office development in Silicon Valley want to bring wetland wildlife into the project, plans which a wildlife advocate described as “hopeful.” The 1.1 million-square-foot campus slated for NASA Ames Research Center


will include incorporate existing and some man-made wetlands throughout, and may even include nests for birds in an effort to stimulate the creativity of employees by watching nature up close, said Google’s John Igoe to a crowd in the NASA Ames conference center on May 29. A panel of planners hired by Google promised one of the most environmentally friendly office building ever built, with green roofs, man-made wetlands to treat waste-water and ultra-efficient radiant heating and cooling. Lighting will be

100 percent natural light in most rooms, for a 46-percent reduction in energy use and using 80 percent less tap water use than typical buildings. The campus could house over 3,600 employees and is slated for a 42-acre parcel adjacent to the Bay’s wetlands at NASA Ames Research Center, where Google has been a partner in various NASA projects since 2006. Rather than “completely separate” the building from its surroundings, the design “invites people to come out of their her-


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Lita Lopez is retiring from her family restaurant, El Calderon, after 44 years.

El Calderon restaurant to close after 44 years By Daniel DeBolt


ita Lopez has decided to retire and close El Calderon restaurant in Mountain View 44 years after she and her husband first opened it’s doors to customers. “It’s very sentimental for me,” Lopez said through tears the

morning of May 31. It was her final day working at the restaurant at Church and Calderon streets, though it is staying open another month as it transitions to new ownership. “It’s part of my life.” Lopez is 86 and still worked in the restaurant daily until the

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Blind date robbers strike twice By Nick Veronin


ver the course of two days last week, a pair of robbers lured two out-of-town men into a lurid trap — allegedly using the Internet to entice them with the promise of a kinky hookup, then robbing them blind on their would-be blind date. In the first incident, on May 28, a 22-year-old San Jose man was robbed by two men as he waited outside an apartment complex in the 600 block of Tyrella Avenue at about 12:20 a.m., according to Sgt. Sean Thompson, public information officer with the Mountain View Police Department. The man told officers he had

used a website to arrange a meeting with a woman in the area. The two had agreed they would have sex on a bed covered in money, and the victim had brought $2,000 along to spread atop the sheets. But he never got the chance, according to Thompson. That’s because while he was waiting, two men approached him from behind — one of them held a gun to his back, the other a knife to his throat — and demanded money. They took an envelope containing the $2,000 out of his pocket and fled. On May 29, a nearly identical robbery took place. A 30-yearold Sunnyvale man was robbed of $2,000 at gun- and knife-

point in front of the same apartment complex where the San Jose man had been confronted, Thompson said. The Sunnyvale man had also been introduced to a woman online and agreed to meet her in the 600 block of Tyrella. In both cases, the robbers were described as Hispanic men in their mid-20s, about 5-feet-7-inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds. Adding insult to injury, the 22-year-old San Jose man was reportedly fired from his job after the robbery, according to Thompson. According to police, he had “borrowed” the $2,000 that was stolen from his employer. V

ow important is it to get kids on their feet and active during the school day? Pretty important, as it turns out. An El Camino Hospitalsponsored program currently in Mountain View elementary schools has been shown to reduce bullying, improve student concentration and increase physical exercise by a national policy research organization. Playworks — an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that aims to “increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play” in American schools — was recently studied by Mathematica Policy Research, which works to evaluate the effectiveness of social programs nationwide. The Mathematica study found that the Playworks program helped improve the schools where it has been adopted. In Mountain View, the program is in place at all elementary schools within the Mountain View Whisman School District. The program is sponsored by El Camino at three schools — Monta Loma, Theuerkauf and Castro, where Playworks employees work with the children. At the district’s remaining elementary schools, just the Playworks model is used. According to the Mathematica study, children at schools with Playworks are bullied less, feel safer at their school, get more exercise and perform better in the classroom. Though he was not familiar with the Mathematica study, district Superintendent Craig Goldman said that the conclusions of the report ring true. “We know it has resulted in kids being more engaged and active during recess and lunch time,” Goldman said. “We definitely would credit Playworks with much of the improvements we’re seeing out on the yard in terms of student interactions with one another.” Reports of disciplinary issues have dropped throughout the

district and students are paying better attention in class, he said. Though he wouldn’t attribute it all to Playworks, Goldman said the program is probably a part of the puzzle. “We believe students are more engaged during recess time and have fewer conflicts and are ready to learn when they return to class,” he said. “When kids have an opportunity to get some exercise and they’re not distracted by conflicts, then they’re going to be far less distracted when they get back to class.” Patricia O’Brien, executive director of Playworks’ Silicon Valley office, said the program delivers these positive results with just a handful of relatively simple steps. Playworks “coaches” work the playgrounds before, during and after school. In addition to offering supervision, the coaches are charged with making sure every child knows the rules of all the common playground games — kickball, foursquare, tether ball and others. Knowing how to play all the games is empowering, O’Brien said, and it encourages the kids to get involved, instead of sitting on the sidelines. The kids also are coached to be good sports. When one student defeats a peer at foursquare, the next kid in line has been taught to congratulate the loser on his effort. And if a conflict arises, the students have been given the tools to deal with that too — rock, paper and scissors. The simple game is a miracle worker when it comes to resolving conflicts, O’Brien said, admitting that even she was skeptical the method could be effective when she joined Playworks eight months ago. “When they do ro-sham-bo they just turn around and say OK,” she said. “It’s kind of amazing that way. It’s so simple.” The program is not free. However, the schools pay only a portion of the cost of the program, as it is subsidized in part by Playworks and by a donation from El Camino Hospital. V

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The Audubon Society has blamed development encroaching on the Bay for the sharp decline of the rare burrowing owl, the numbers of which hover around a dozen at Moffett Field and Shoreline Park. A few burrowing owl nesting sites are adjacent to the site and the owls may use the site for foraging, according to a map of owl sites released by NASA last month. While Google’s planners did not mention the burrowing owl in their talk, Google’s landscape architect, Cheryl Barton, said planners were working to “enrich the habitat” and “encourage species diversity by bringing the wetland up, in and through the site in terms of infrastructure. “Planners are working with a wildlife biologist to create nesting structure for bats and swallows to inhabit the site and be comfortable with human beings,” she said.

AUDUBON REACTION Local Audubon chapter president Bob Power has worked with Google to reduce the project’s impacts on the owls, but said

he’d prefer it not be built at all. “We’d prefer that development in the South Bay stop,” Powers said. “If we could magic-wand it, we’d roll back the clock 50 years — burrowing owls would be running amok.” Barton said employees would find the campus a quiet, restful place. “On the edge of Bay, the sense of the Bay is profound.” Planners want to carry that through the site and create and “appreciation of messiness, beautiful messiness” and “a stewardship of this particular landscape.” She promised that efforts in regards to wildlife would be “beyond protective” and would involve long range monitoring. Powers said any effort to create nests for birds or burrows for the owls on the site “would be a hopeful environmental solution, certainly not a guaranteed solution. In some areas they seem to be able to deal with human activity. Ideally they would like us to go away, I can tell you that.” To Powers, the bottom line was that encroaching on wildlife habitat was a bad idea. “Let’s do good urban planning and take care of all the empty warehouses and office buildings and maximize what’s been built and not do anything unless


Google’s proposed new campus at NASA Ames, with Stevens Creek in the background, aspires to use the adjacent wetlands as inspiration.

everybody agrees it’s absolutely necessary,” Powers said. In presenting the project, Igoe said the quiet and isolated location would allow “a frictionless environment” for employees who “very much enjoy working on various algorithms” allowing them to focus on the work.

Mountain View City Council members have also expressed concerns about the environmental impact of the project. The council has delayed a vote on an automobile bridge over Stevens Creek that would connect it to Google headquarters at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, which

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Burglar surprises napping resident By Nick Veronin COURTESY MOUNTAIN VIEW POLICE DEPARTMENT


he Mountain View Police Department has released a sketch of a burglary suspect who surprised a napping resident on Thursday. The breakin comes in the wake of a spike in local burglaries. A Voice analysis of local burglary reports revealed a sharp increase from January through April 2013 as compared to the same time period in recent years. According to police, a resident of a home in the 1000 block of Bryant Avenue, near Mountain View High School, was napping around 6:45 p.m. on May 30, when the doorbell rang. The resident ignored the doorbell and went back to sleep, but was awakened shortly thereafter by an intruder in his bedroom. When the intruder saw the resident in his bed, he fled, taking the resident’s wallet and cell phone with him. A silver sedan, which had been parked in front of the residence, might have been the getaway car. “As has been mentioned recently, Mountain View has experienced a significant increase in residential burglaries in recent times,� according to police. “This phenomenon is not unique to Mountain View as evidenced by similar trends in surrounding cities in our area.� Residents are encouraged to remain diligent, to always keep

Police are searching for this burglary suspect from a May 30 break-in.

all doors and windows locked and secured, police said. Investigators believe the burglar may have entered the house through such a door. Police said in a press release that burglars often ring the doorbell of a home to see if anyone is home before they decide to try to break in. “This is why it is important to let them know you are home,� according to the release. The suspect pictured in the sketch is described as a black male — somewhere between the ages of 15 and 22, between 5-feet10-inches and 6-feet tall, thin, with short hair. He was wearing a dark brown sweater and blue jeans at the time of the crime. Anyone with information about this particular case, or any other burglary or suspected break-in, can call the MVPD at 903-6344.

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t hasn’t happened here, but community members met last week to discuss the possibility of a school shooting in Mountain View. As part of the “Civility Roundtable” series organized by the city’s human relations commission, over 50 people came to discuss the issue at the Senior Center on May 30 after hearing a debate and discussion among key community members: Mountain View gun store owner Gary Kolander, Max Bosel of the police department, Superintendent Craig Goldman of the Mountain View Whisman School District, psychologist Stewart Kiritz of the Community Health Awareness Council and longtime resident and parent Don Bahl. Moderator Chris Block said he hoped not have “the same people in the same rooms, having the same conversations, expecting something different to happen,” but to have “different people in different kinds of conversations in different ways so that different things can happen.” The event was titled “Could Sandy Hook happen here?” referring to the shooting at Sandy

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man, who said he was hesitant to even attend the event because it “might be perceived that we have a problem, and we don’t.” “Guns are really a non-issue in our district,” Goldman said, though students occasionally bring knives to school, and one occasion, a girl found her father’s bullets and brought some to school. Co-organizer Greg Coladonato said several recent scares prompted the event. In January there was a lock-down in a Sunnyvale school when a student reported seeing a gunman. And then there was a letter sent to parents of students in an after school program on the Stevenson elementary school campus about a threat which turned out not to be “credible” Coladonato said — “but we were all on edge.” There was also a scare on Valentines Day at Mountain View High School when a student wore a gas mask and camouflage in response to the school’s “love is in the air” theme on Valentine’s Day, which brought police officers rushing in. “He thought it was a pretty good joke,” Coladonato said of the student. “Some people never got it.” While school shootings don’t happen commonly it is a reality we have to recognize and prepare for, said police captain Bosel. The police department trains for such events, he said. When the audience broke into small discussion groups, one group concluded that school campuses should be closed and key card locks placed on doors to prevent another killing spree. It turns out that door locks for schools is not a simple issue. “Many months after Sandy Hook and years after Columbine we still don’t have state standards to ensure our schools are safe,” Goldman said. “Dozens of bills have been proposed about what locks should look like on doors in schools — there’s no agreement on how doors

should be locked.” The district would like to move forward on major facility efforts, but “we don’t know what locks to buy.” Council member Mike Kasperzak questioned the need for closing campuses off when school is in session. “Does closing campus send the right message for something that is a one-in-a-million chance?” Kasperzak asked. Kiritz said the odds were actually “one-in-a-13 million” chance. While some gun rights advocates have called for arming teachers to prevent school shootings, no one advocated for that. Kolander did make the claim, however, that criminals target those who are least likely to be armed. Gun control results? Kolander claimed there was a “300 percent” rise in homicides in Australia when stricter gun laws were enacted. The widely circulated statistic refers to the effects of a 1997 gun buyback and is misleading, according to online fact-checking site snopes. com, which notes that the small number of homicides in Australia made the increase “statistically insignificant.” “States that have the highest gun control have the highest amount of crime,” Kolander said. Kiritz said he’s seen studies that claimed the opposite. In recent months two studies were widely reported which claimed that lax guns laws were linked to higher gun violence rates. “I’m suspicious when I hear about statistics,” said one woman in Kolander’s breakout group. During the initial discussion, Bahl said, “I believe we should be talking about all weapons,” mentioning 1970s serial killer Juan Corona, convicted of killing 25 migrant farmworkers with a machete, though Bahl described it as “mass murder.” “It’s unusual you can kill that many people without an auto-

Popular culture Bahl and Kolander also blamed elements of popular culture for glorifying guns and making them alluring. As an Eagle Scout, “What I was taught was how to handle a weapon (and) to respect the weapon,” Bahl said. “It was not titillating. There wasn’t this big allurement. We all had guns, we didn’t shoot one another. Owning a gun was not big thing.” Kolander also noted that kids get their ideas from movies, where guns are “glorified” and that their minds go on “autopilot” when repeatedly firing shots in video games. Kiritz said to parents of kids who play “single-shooter video games every day, please reduce the number of hours” the games are played. To Goldman, the bottom line is simple. When students in Mountain View are asked if they feel safe, students say yes, he said. “We always feel like our schools are safe, and they are,” Goldman said. “We are not seeing kids bringing guns to school in our community.” Block commended the group for having the discussion, even though some participants had been hesitant to attend, organizers said. “What you all just did was unfortunately rare,” Block said. “One of the things I hope you leave with is a sense of gratitude.” V

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MUSICAL INSTRUMENT DRIVE The Los Altos School District is holding a musical instrument drive this month through June 30. All nine elementary and junior high schools offer fifth-eighth grade students weekly or daily music programs. Donations of used, working instruments will ensure that all students will be able to learn about music. Specific band and orchestra instruments needed include trumpets, trombones, flutes, clarinets, violins, violas and cellos. Instruments may dropped off at the Los Altos School District office, 201 Convington Road, Los Altos, between the hours of 8 a.m-noon and 1-4 p.m. Donation receipts will be provided. For further information contact Raquel Matteroli at —Samson So

HEAT WAVE THIS WEEKEND The hottest temperatures so far this year will arrive in the Bay Area this weekend, a National Weather Service forecaster said Tuesday. The temperatures will rise Thursday and Fri-

day with the hottest day expected on Saturday, National Weather Service forecaster Ryan Walbrun said. The inland valleys in the North and East bays, including areas near Santa Rosa, Livermore and Concord, can expect to see the warmest temperatures in the region, projected to reach into the 90s and 100s on Friday and Saturday, Walbrun said. Many cities will be about 10 degrees short of their record highs, he said. Cooler but warm temperatures around the high 70s are expected Saturday in San Francisco and in the low 80s in Oakland, Walbrun said. The South Bay will get into the low 90s, he said. The North Bay hills in Napa and Sonoma counties will be dry Friday and Saturday evenings, which may pose a threat for fires, according to Walbrun. The National Weather Service advises people to stay hydrated, wear light clothing and avoid strenuous activities outdoors during peak hours. “Whatever happens will be relatively shortlived,” Walbrun said. —Bay City News Service

neighborhood which celebrated the restaurant with a recent party at a neighbor’s home. Lita showed the Voice a note from a downtown resident who wrote to say she had been enjoying the resataurant’s pupusas and other dishes since 1973. “I will miss you a lot. Thank you, too, for sharing your El Salvadoran culture with us,” the note read. A Chinese restaurant is set to move into the space after El Calderon closes, Lopez said. Lopez said she would be spending her time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. “There’s no time when you


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customers saying goodbye to Lita and enjoying a final pupusa or chile verde burrito, the restaurant’s Salvadoran specialties. “Everybody is coming now to say goodbye,” Lopez said. There are customers who once came as children “and now they come with their children. I love cooking and I love to talk and I love people. For me, everybody is very important. I will miss all my customers.” The restaurant has enjoyed its connection to the surrounding

work hard in your job, it’s difficult,” Lopez said. “Now I have beautiful grandchildren and beautiful great-grandchildren. I will be more involved in my family.” She says she plans to remain in Mountain View. “When I stand on Calderon Avenue and look to the mountains, it’s so beautiful,” Lopez said. “I love Mountain View. I love Castro Street, it’s so full of life. I appreciate everybody in the city of Mountain View.” V

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NOTICE OF JOINT PUBLIC HEARINGS OF THE FOLLOWING GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES TO REVIEW THE FISCAL YEAR 2013-14 PROPOSED ANNUAL BUDGETS, PROPOSED WATER, WASTEWATER AND SOLID WASTE REFUSE AND RECYCLING RATES AND VARIOUS CITY FEES: · CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOUNTAIN VIEW · BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MOUNTAIN VIEW SHORELINE REGIONAL PARK COMMUNITY · BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CITY OF MOUNTAIN VIEW CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FINANCING AUTHORITY · CITY COUNCIL IN THEIR CAPACITY AS THE BOARD OF THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE MOUNTAIN VIEW REVITALIZATION AUTHORITY Notice is hereby given that Tuesday, the 18th day of June, 2013 at the hour of 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard in the Council Chamber, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, has been set as the time and place for a public hearing and adoption to receive citizen input on the use of funds for the Fiscal Year 2013-14 Proposed Budget; on the use of funds for the Fiscal Year 2013-14 Capital Improvement Program; on proposed water, wastewater and solid waste refuse and recycling rates; and various City fees. A public hearing is also scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard to receive citizen input and written protests from owners or tenants of property located within the City regarding the proposed increases to water, wastewater and solid waste recycling and refuse rates. Utility customers objecting to the proposed utility rates may file a written protest with the City Clerk to be received on or before the close of the public hearing on June 18, 2013, and will be tabulated at the public hearing. No utility rate protests submitted by e-mail will be accepted. Following this public hearing, the budget is scheduled for a final public hearing and adoption on June 18, 2013. If you are unable to attend the budget public hearing but would like the City Council, Boards and staff to know your views, please send a letter to the City Council, P.O. Box 7540, Mountain View, California 94039, or an e-mail to on or before Friday, June 14, 2013. Copies of the Fiscal Year 2013-14 Proposed Budget, supporting documentation for proposed water, wastewater and solid waste refuse and recycling rates and various City fees will be available for review by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013 at City Hall in the City Clerk’s Office, 500 Castro Street, 3rd Floor, Mountain View, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and during public hours at the Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin Street, Mountain View. The budget document and related reports will be available on Friday, June 14, 2013 at http://laserfiche. Dated this 28th day of May, 2013. Patty J. Kong Finance and Administrative Services Director June 7, 2013 ■ Mountain View Voice ■ ■



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Google makes its silver screen debut By Nick Veronin


s high schools and colleges all over the country let out for summer break, teens and university students will likely take to their computers to search for one phrase: “Google internship.” In some cases, those searching will be on a quest to land a coveted spot within Google’s internship program. In other cases, they might just be looking up local movie times. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson star in “The Internship” — which finds the two actors playing outof-work, 40-something salesmen trying to reinvent themselves by apprenticing at the world’s largest online search company. The film, shot in large part at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, hits theaters Friday, June 7. On May 30, the film’s stars — Vaughn and Wilson — along with director Shawn Levy, appeared at an official Google screening of the film at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas in San Francisco. Afterward, the three men participated in a moderated talk and even answered a few questions from the audience. “The Internship” opens with Vaughn and Owen, playing bestbuds and partners in sales, Billy and Nick. Much like Willy Loman, Billy and Nick are a dying breed — struggling to stay afloat in the wake of the recession by selling watches. Business isn’t exactly booming. Billy and Nick decide to shake things up and reinvent themselves — enrolling in an online university and applying to be interns at Google. The duo snag a slot in the program, despite their age and complete lack of


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tech know-how. Hilarity ensues, as they discover their quick wit and smooth talk is no use when it comes to hacking. This is all pretty standard fare — what you might expect from a Vaughn and Wilson flick. Yet, while much of the movie feels a bit like a sequel to “Wedding Crashers” — with Vaughn and Wilson perpetually riffing off one another while they jump from punch line to punch line — “The Internship” does make an attempt at touching upon a slightly more serious issue: the impact the recession has had on both millennials and older generations. In a scene in the movie, some of the younger interns are revealed to be just as worried about impressing the higher-ups as Billy and Nick are. Yet while Vaughn and Wilson’s characters are worried that they’ll never be able to get back into the work force, the younger characters are worried they’ll never get into a good job in the first place. During the talk, Levy said telling the generational part of the story was important to him. “For me, it was huge,” he said. The quick read on the movie is that it’s a fish-out-of-water story. But, the subtext, Levy said, is the friction felt between the two generations as a result of the recession. Billy and Nick have worked their whole lives and now find themselves with minimal job security in an unforgiving economy, the director said. But then there are the college kids, “who have played by the rules, they’ve done everything right, gone to the right schools ... and they have no certainty about their ability to be employed.” The movie has been criticized by some critics as being little

more than a two-hour commercial for Google. And watching the movie it is easy to see why. The Google logo makes repeated appearances, and the name of the company is spoken again and again. The work spaces are hip and brightly colored, and though the characters seem constantly stressed about performing, they all seem to be having a blast. It’s also been reported that Google asked that a scene where Billy and Nick crash one of their self driving cars be deleted from the film. That scene was not in the movie that screened on May 30. Then again, anyone who is familiar with life at Google would likely say the movie does a decent job of capturing the company’s essence. Raymond Braun currently works for Google on the YouTube marketing team. He was an intern twice — during the summers of 2010 and 2011. When he first learned he had been accepted to the program, Braun said he was ecstatic. “I was over the moon,” he exclaimed. “It was such an exciting moment.” It is exactly that sort of excitement that drew Vaughn to write the script that ultimately became “The Internship.” “There was something that just felt right about it,” Vaughn told the Voice, explaining that he never considered setting the movie anywhere other than Google. “I don’t think any other place would have been the same.” Over the two summers he spent there, Braun said he worked hard


Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn star in “The Internship,” set at Google’s Mountain View headquarters.

and was challenged, but that he also had a really good time. He became friends with his fellow interns, took trips to San Francisco and went on hikes — all on Google’s dime. By Braun’s account, aside from the fictional intern competition — which appears to have been included in the movie as an engine to drive the plot — if “The Internship” is a commercial for Google, it is a relatively accurate one. Braun said he views the

movie as more than simply an advertisement for his company. He said he thinks the film will serve as a promotional tool for all of the high-tech sector. The more kids who see the movie and get interested in working in technology, the better, he said. Kyle Ewing, head of Google’s internship program, agreed. “I think it’s a great thing,” she said. “If this movie can put science and technology jobs in a new light, that’s great.” V

given by a neighbor, and 20 feet from the street. The ordinance is more expansive to ensure the “humane care and treatment of animals” a city staff members said. It makes it illegal to “tether” animal for extended periods, allows animal buyers to return them to sellers who don’t disclose health problems and has more insurance requirements for owners of dogs considered dangerous. Dangerous animals’ owners must also be physically strong enough to control their dogs, under the new rules. A second vote, set for June 11, is required before the new rules can take effect. V

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lad in their bright blue caps and gowns, the Los Altos High School class of 2013 flooded onto their school’s football field to celebrate its graduation on May 31 — marching in step to “Pomp and Circumstance,” as performed by the LAHS band and orchestra, while family and friends looked on, cheering, waving and snapping pictures. After some introductions and a speech from LAHS school principal Wynne Satterwite, Vanessa Barajas took to the podium to encourage her fellow classmates not to try too hard to shed some of the qualities for which teenagers are best known. Speaking to the 400 graduates, Barajas insisted that there is nothing wrong with being a little naive,

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brash or proud. Though the three words are often associated with inexperience, recklessness and hubris, she sees things differently. “I choose to see naive as optimistic, brash as adventurous and proud as confident,” Barajas said to her fellow graduates, encouraging her peers to see things her way. “Naivete enables us to focus on the possibilities, rather than the worst-case scenarios,” Barajas said. “When I say, ‘be brash,’ I mean be adventurous and follow your gut. Anything worth doing risks the possibility of failure.” And if and when members of the class of 2013 experience failure, pride will help get over that failure. “We must be confident in our decisions and live without regrets,” she said. Alexandra Lopez Karla Lopez Jose Lopez Hernandez Nicolas Louie Christina Luk Drew Lytle Marissa Maldonado Benjamin Marimon Jennifer Marino Ron Marks Mario Martinez Antonio Mata Tania Mauro Sara Mayer Audrey Mays Mathias McAfee Ian McColl Audra McComb Steven McLean Sean McLoughlin Esperanza Medina Liliana Medina Garcia Felix Mejia Luis Melo Freja Mickos Kevin Mo Elisaneomai Moli Joy Montgomery Edwin Montiel Juliet Moore Corey Moran Daniel Morris Khaoula Mouman Kaitlin Mueller Nathanael Mueller Lucien Muller Emma Murray Camryn Nakano Prashant Nathaniel Ada Navarro Ulriksen Kelcey Negus Seldy Nelson Carson Nemelka Rachel Norton Giulia Olivieri

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Seniors Henri Boulanger and Greg Manoukian play at graduation.



he Mountain View High School class of 2013 celebrated the end of four long — sometimes trying — years with an evening of music and memories on May 31 at Carl Anderson Field. A light breeze blew as the sun set over the Spartan’s football field, where around 2,000 family members and friends gathered to watch 421 of their beloved high school seniors say goodbye to high school and hello to the road ahead. Student speeches, which recalled the highs and lows of the past four years, were interspersed with musical performances, by the MVHS Madrigals, the school’s combined bands and the performance of an original song, “Down

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the Road,” by a student rock group, Libertine Circle — comprising graduating seniors Henri Boulanger, Kyle Dewitt, Austin Griffith and Gregory Manoukian. Manoukian, who plays guitar for Libertine Circle, said the band will probably part ways now that they are all headed off to college, but that he enjoyed the time he spent in the group. Though he and his band mates played shows at local parties and in San Francisco at the DNA Lounge, Manoukian said that the graduation performance ranks among his favorite. “It was the biggest crowd we’ve ever played for,” Manoukian said. “It was really fun. It was a great stamp for marking the end of high school.”

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attend the College of San Mateo; and he was surely pleased at being recognized as one of the most improved students in his graduating class. But Aguilar, like many in his class, seemed most pleased that he had actually graduated, and that in the process, he had discovered a love of learning he never knew he had. When Aguilar began his high school career at Los Altos, he never expected he’d be honored come graduation time. “My grades were horrible, and so was my attendance,” he said, explaining that LAHS wasn’t the right place for him: the classes were large, he didn’t feel supported by his teachers and he was sure his peers couldn’t understand what he was dealing with in his personal life. All that changed when he made the move to Alta Vista. “After a week or so of attending Alta Vista, I saw that the personal struggle I was facing was not an uncommon thing,” Aguilar said in a speech to his fellow graduates and the parents, family and friends gathered in Spartan Theatre for the commencement.

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Aguilar said he felt he belonged at Alta Vista, where the small classes allow teachers to spend extra time with each student, and really get to know each of their pupils. “What helped me turn around was the staff and their support,” he said. Principal Bill Pierce is very familiar with stories like these. While addressing the crowd at the beginning of the school’s graduation ceremony, he raised a box of tissue and said he wasn’t just prepared in case he started tearing up, he expected it. After the ceremony, Pierce said he thinks the Alta Vista graduation is “the best one.” With a laugh he admitted he is biased. “All these kids should never have made it,” he said. “The deck was stacked against them — some of them for a long, long time — and yet, they persevered. The thing that makes it, for me, so special is that these kids earned it. Nobody gave them anything. And so it’s much more meaningful when you understand what they’ve overcome.” Unlike many continuation schools throughout the state, where students get points simply for showing up and putting in

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-PDBM/FXT hours, at Alta Vista grades are based upon a student’s mastery of state standards, just like students at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools. The difference between his school and the other district schools is the personalized attention the students get from topnotch teachers. Positions at Alta Vista are highly sought-after, Pierce said. Recently, two slots opened up for an English teacher and a combination English-social studies teacher. Pierce ended up sifting through a pile of around 200 applications. The teachers who look for work at Alta Vista are often seeking to land in a school where they can help kids who have struggled. In other school districts, continuation schools are sometimes places where out-of-work teachers come to teach in a subject outside of their area of accreditation — a practice that is not allowed at Alta Vista. “The truth of the matter is, we don’t look anything like most continuation schools,” Pierce said. Alta Vista certainly didn’t turn out the way Marissa Mason’s peers described it to her. Mason was apprehensive about transferring to Alta Vista during the second semester of her sophomore year at Mountain View High School. “At first, I was actually really afraid to go to Alta, because I had heard of lot of thing about this school,” she said. “I heard, ‘Oh, if you go there, you’re going to end up in a gang or they’re going to beat you up.’ ... That is not true.” On the contrary, according to Mason, Alta Vista’s “family environment” and the individualized attention she received from teachers helped her tremendously. The foster child had been far behind in her studies and uncomfortable at Mountain View. “It’s all personalized to how you learn,” she said “So, it is at your own pace. It was such a great fit for me at the time. ... Even if I had the choice to come back to Mountain View or Los Altos, I would have stayed at Alta.” In her commencement speech, graduating senior Joyce Dizon shared the sentiments of Aguilar and Mason. It was Alta Vista that had given her the courage to overcome her obstacles, she said. “Life is full of setbacks,” she declared, crediting two Alta Vista teachers with giving her the “boost I needed to follow through. ... This place gave us hope, gifted us with the power to believe in ourselves, and so it became our second chance.”

A HAPPY DAY Graduates of the 2013 Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District’s adult education class celebrate a milestone achievement on May 30. This year’s class had 84 adults graduating with their GED certificates, and 29 graduating with a high school diploma. According program director Laura Stefanski, 12 scholarships were awarded. This year’s class had two brothers, two sisters and a husband and wife all receiving their GED diplomas together. COURTESY LAURA STEFANSKI

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Community counts in Moffett’s future use Hangar One may have been spared the wrecking ball, but the fate of Mountain View’s iconic structure is still very much up in the air. There’s a real possibility that Moffett Federal Airfield will become an airport for private business jets, thanks to a muchdelayed “request for proposals� that was released last week. Companies will have a chance to bid on leasing Hangar One and its 16 acres, or leasing both Hangar One and the airfield, including Hangars Two and Three and the nearby NASA golf course. Under either option, the new lease holder would be obliged to restore Hangar One, the RFP says. It’s a relief to see some movement, after officials spent more than a year sitting on a proposal from the founders of Google, who through their private plane fleet operator H211 LLC offered to pay over $30 million to restore the iconic structure in exchange for a long-term lease. The prospect of Mountain View’s landmark, currently reduced to a bare metal frame, resuming a useful life is a good sign. Whether a restored Hangar One on a renamed Moffett Field will end up as a billboard for some deep-pocketed leaseholder is another story. While giving away naming rights must certainly give preservationists pause, there is some indication that community concerns were considered in the RFP. The document makes clear that the Moffett airfield would not be open to cargo flights, which should be a relief to the residents that soundly came out again such a use when it was proposed in the 1990s. Allowing its use as an airport for private jets might be the only way to make the expensive proposition of running the airfields and restoring Hangar One a viable financial decision. NASA officials have complained that the airfield is a money-loser. One key element that’s missing from the lengthy request for proposals is the need for a public benefit. Moffett Field exists because the neighboring community worked together to create it. After a campaign to bring the Naval Air Station to the area, in 1931 the city of Sunnyvale bought 1,000 acres of land with money raised by residents of Mountain View and Santa Clara County and sold it to the United States government for $1 to create Moffett Field. Residents have fought for years to save Hangar One from demolition and deserve to enjoy it once it is restored. This history should be honored by allowing the public to give input on the bids, and by requiring some public use. As one of the largest freestanding structures in the world, Hangar One has plenty of space for both private aircraft and a proposed Air and Space museum. There could be room for a public event space, and to return the Moffett Field history museum to its original home in Hangar One. It’s a hopeful sign that H211’s Ken Ambrose had expressed interest in the past in sharing Hangar One with a museum. When reviewing the bids to lease Hangar One, we hope NASA officials bear in mind the importance of honoring Moffett’s long connection with the community and preserving its historic legacy.



As our cities grow, we often mistake changes in our cityscape for progress. One such instance is the projected, 200-apartment complex on the corner of Castro Street and El Camino. Today, the space that the developer is eyeing is the home of Rose Market, Peets Coffee, a carpet store, a longtime barber, and sundry other businesses, including the Sufi Coffee Shop, which is oneof-a-kind. Where else can you sip hand-dripped, in-house roasted coffee while browsing the shelves replete with Sufi literature — from Rumi’s and Hafez’s poems to the works of great Sufi masters of the past and the present? Why give up such cultural riches for a bland apartment building? There are new apartment buildings and condos already springing up in several places on El Camino, one at the corner of San Antonio and others about to be built near El Monte. Also, there is a school a block away. A large apartment building will generate much more traffic, especially during morning rush hour, endangering the lives of children heading for school. For adults as well, increased traffic congestion will erode what many like about the area. Let’s keep the gateway to the center of Mountain View free of increased traffic, and let’s keep the ethnically diverse and culturally rich landscape of Mountain View intact. Rudite Emir Golden Way, Los Altos

Most discussion of immigration reform seems to focus on benefits for people who have violated our immigration laws for many years, but have not committed other serious crimes. I think immigration reform should also provide benefits for those people who have been legal residents in our country and have been paying large sums of money to benefit their undocumented residents. Many undocumented people work in agriculture or in restaurants, and their employers claim that they keep the prices of food lower because their salaries are low. Comprehensive immigration reform should require those on a path to citizenship to repay the money they have gotten for free education in public schools, money to hospitals for their medical care, and repayment of any welfare benefits. In this way the legal residents would benefit from the immigration reform that is instituted. We should also reduce future illegal immigration by passing two simple laws: 1. Residents who are not legal should pay non-resident tuition in our public schools; 2. Babies of illegal aliens should be citizens of their mother’s country, not U.S. citizens. Charlie Larson Sylvan Avenue

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Above: Tacos from Tacolicious include (from left) carnitas, fish, asparagus and beef. Top right: Skillet-roasted mussels with jalepeños, cilantro and lime butter.


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acolicious could have been yet another San Francisco culinary hipster, condescending to do business in the ‘burbs with a watereddown menu and ho-hum ambiance. But with a name that sounds like it was conceived by a focus group of preschoolers, it has to be good. Tacolicious is a loud and proud marriage of Mexican inspiration with California sensibility. The black-T-shirted troops have decamped in downtown Palo Alto, between Gordon Biersch and Richard Sumner, and brought in the same high-quality food as in the restaurant’s San Francisco sisters, plus eye-popping colors and a fabulous wall mural by Paul Madonna. On a recent visit, we started with roasted mussels ($11.95), in which a cast-iron pan is placed on a metal stand, like pizza. Two dozen salt-crusted mussels, popping with jalapenos and lime butter, were hot, plump and juicy.

Tacos are $3.95 each, about twice the price as at a no-frills taqueria. Even the group rates — $14 for four, $33 for 10 — are high. Besides receiving table service in cool surroundings, you are paying for mostly exceptional ingredients wrapped in two steaming fresh corn tortillas from time-honored La Palma in San Francisco’s Mission District. Two tacos and a small side dish will do the job for most people. My favorite filling was the guajillo chile braised beef, meltingly tender, followed closely by the crunchy carnitas and stringy shot-and-a-beer

8FFLFOE braised chicken. A tricolor excursion of salsa came along for the ride. Habanero, smoky roasted tomato and creamy avocadotomatillo — yellow, red and green — beckoned from white dishes with wooden spoons that look like potato chips. No plastic specimen cups here. The fried Pacific rock-cod taco was less successful, in a batter too reminiscent of fish and chips. The Taco of the Week is always a good choice. Recently it was raw ahi. Vegetarians could make a meal of tacos filled with asparagus, green garlic, mushrooms and fingerling potatoes. Other vegetarian options include fried sweet plantains with heirloom beans and cumin crema ($7.50), and kale salad with cabbage, quinoa, sunchokes, apples and carrots in a cider-cumin vinaigrette, topped with toasted pine nuts ($9.95). Again, this is not your usual taqueria fare, nor are there any burritos. There are excellent complimentary chips and a lovely, mild tomato salsa. Made-to-order guacamole ($8.25) and chile con queso ($7.50) are very popular and very filling. Some day I will save room for Continued on next page

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8FFLFOE NMOVIETIMES 42 (PG-13) (Not Reviewed) Century 20: 1:50 & 7:35 p.m. Century 16: 10 & 11:15 a.m. & 12:30, 1:45, After Earth (PG-13) ( 3:05, 4:20, 5:35, 7, 8:15, 9:30 & 10:40 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m. & 12:55, 1:55, 3:20, 4:25, 5:50, 7:05, 8:20, 9:35 & 10:45 p.m. Before Midnight (R) (Not Reviewed) Guild Theatre: 1:15, 4, 7 & 9:45 p.m. Bus Stop (1956) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Fri 7:30 p.m. Calamity Jane (1953) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Sat-Sun 5:35 & 9:25 p.m. Epic (PG) ((( Century 16: 11:20 a.m. & 4:35 & 9:50 p.m. In 3D 1:55 & 7:15 p.m. Century 20: 10:50 a.m. & 1:20, 4, 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) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 10 a.m. & 1, 4, 7:10 & 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 11 a.m. & 12:10, 1:55, 3:05, 4:50, 6:10, 7:50, 9:15 & 10:50 p.m. Frances Ha (R) (((1/2 Aquarius Theatre: 2:15, 4:30, 7 & 9:15 p.m. Century 20: 11:55 a.m. & 2:25, 4:55, 7:20 & 9:50 p.m. The Great Gatsby (PG-13) (( Century 16: 11:45 a.m. & 6:40 p.m. In 3D 3:10 & 9:55 p.m. Century 20: 12:30 & 6:50 p.m. In 3D 3:40 & 10 p.m. The Hangover Part III (R) (1/2 Century 16: 11:30 a.m. & 2:05, 4:45, 7:30 & 10:20 p.m. Century 20: 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:55 & 10:25 p.m. The Internship (PG-13) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 10:05 & 11:35 a.m. & 1:05, 2:35, 4:05, 5:30, 7:05, 8:40 & 10:05 p.m. Century 20: 12:25, 3:15, 6:15 & 9:10 p.m. In XD 10:55 a.m. & 1:50, 4:45, 7:40 & 10:35 p.m. Iron Man 3 (PG-13) ((( Century 16: 1:25 & 7:35 p.m. In 3D 10:20 a.m. & 4:25 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 1:40 & 7:40 p.m. In 3D 10:45 a.m. & 4:40 & 10:40 p.m. Mud (PG-13) (Not Reviewed) Century 20: 1:50 & 7:35 p.m. Sat 1:50 & 7:35 p.m. Now You See Me (PG-13) (( Century 16: 10:35 a.m. & 12:05, 1:30, 2:55, 4:15, 5:45, 7:20, 8:45 & 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 10:50 a.m. & noon & 1:30, 2:50, 4:15, 5:35, 7, 8:30 & 10:15 p.m. The Purge (R) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 11 a.m. & 1:15, 3:30, 5:40, 8 & 10:25 p.m. Century 20: 11:05 a.m. & 12:05, 1:15, 2:20, 3:25, 4:35, 5:40, 6:55, 8:10, 9:20 & 10:30 p.m. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (PG) (Not Reviewed) Century 20: Sun 2 p.m. Wed 2 & 7 p.m. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Sat-Sun 3:40 & 7:30 p.m. Some Came Running (1958) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Fri 5 & 9:20 p.m. Century 16: 10:10 Star Trek: Into Darkness (PG-13) ((( a.m. & 12:10, 1:10, 4:10, 6:15, 7:25 & 10:35 p.m. In 3D 11:10 a.m. & 2:15, 3:15, 5:15, 8:30 & 9:40 p.m. Century 20: 10:45 a.m. & 1:45, 4:45, 7:45 & 10:50 p.m. In 3D 12:15, 3:15, 6:15 & 9:20 p.m. (Sun no 1:45 p.m.) Stories We Tell (PG-13) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 10:15 a.m. & 12:55, 3:45, 6:50 & 9:35 p.m. This Is The End (R) (Not Reviewed) Century 20: Tue 7 & 9:35 p.m. & 12:05 a.m. Wed 12:10, 2:45, 5:25, 8:05 & 10:45 p.m. We Steal Secrets (R) (Not Reviewed) Aquarius Theatre: 2, 5 & 8 p.m. What Maisie Knew (R) (Not Reviewed) Century 20: 11:30 a.m. & 2, 4:30, 7:10 & 9:40 p.m. AQUARIUS: 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto (266-9260) CENTURY CINEMA 16: 1500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View (800-326-3264) CENTURY 20 DOWNTOWN: 825 Middlefield Road, Redwood City (800-326-3264) CINEARTS AT PALO ALTO SQUARE: 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (493-3456) STANFORD THEATRE: 221 University Ave., Palo Alto (324-3700) For show times, plot synopses and more information about any films playing at the Aquarius, visit -Skip it --Some redeeming qualities ---A good bet ----Outstanding

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This is the sort of picture the Mystery Science Theater 3000 gang would salivate over. The costuming and set design often scream “sci-fi on the cheap,” and the performance by lead Jaden Smith is amateurish at best and awful at worst. Shyamalan’s solid direction and some decent visual effects offer a bit of redemption, but not enough to warrant your box-office bucks (especially with “Star Trek Into Darkness” playing one theater over). Set in the distant future when the human race has abandoned Earth for greener pastures, the story follows stoic general Cypher Raige (Will Smith) and his son, Kitai (Jaden Smith), as their spaceship crashes on the one planet they want to avoid: Earth. Clearly intended as a starring vehicle for Jaden, “After Earth” comes across more as a misguided vanity project for producers Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. There is an admirable moral undertone about conquering fear that gets somewhat lost in the messy sci-fi morass. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and disturbing images. 1 hour, 40 minutes. — T.H.

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Kids, when you get big, don’t forget the little people. That could be the implicit message of all animated pictures predicated on the tiny, from “A Bug’s Life” to “The Secret World of Arietty.” Since they’re used to looking up to others, kids relate to heroes trying to have adventures while not getting crushed by giant movers and shakers. “Epic” goes back to that well, with entertaining results. Directed by Chris “Ice Age” Wedge, the film features “Leafmen” characters inspired by William Joyce’s book “The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs.” “Epic” takes time to establish its forest world and its struggle between forces of growth and decay: battles on a small scale, fought between the “good” Leafmen and “evil” Boggans, agents of rot that live in holes and hide behind dead bark. “Epic” swoops through caverns for “Lord of the Rings”-y battles, soars through trees for “Avatar”-esque high-flying excitement, and generally rips off every tiny-people yarn from “The Borrowers” to “Ferngully: The Last Rainforest.” But Wedge works out some moments of wonder and magical animation that’s dynamic, finely crafted in its detail, and inviting in its pastel hues. Rated PG for mild action, some scary images and brief rude language. One hour, 43 minutes. — P.C.


I know what you’re thinking. “Do I really want to see another movie about young artists complaining about how hard it is to make a living in the greatest city in the world?” Cry me a river, Manhattanites. But in answer to your question, here’s the funny thing: You do. As long as it’s “Frances Ha.” Indie queen Greta Gerwig stars in the title role of a 27-year-old dancecompany “apprentice,” meaning that, at work, she’s a second-class citizen stuck understudying and hoping for opportuni-

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ties that seem to be dwindling. Her love life is one of unfulfilling boyfriends and dates that pass like subway trains. These cycles of disappointment make up most of this funny-sad movie, co-written by Gerwig and director Noah Baumbach (“Margot at the Wedding,” “The Squid and the Whale”). In its environment and

exploration of work life, art life, romance and friendship, it’s a bit eerie how much “Frances Ha” resembles the first season of “Girls,” condensed to 83 minutes. And yet, if Gerwig’s take is just as quirky and funny, it’s decidedly warmer and less snarky. Rated R for sexual references and language. One hour, 23 minutes. — P.C.

David Anthony Curtis November 24, 1962 - May 17, 2013 David Anthony Curtis, loving husband, son, and brother died on the morning of May 17, 2013 at age 50 from complications following a stroke. David is survived by his wife, Margaret and his family Kita, Richard and Steven Curtis, Shelly Pargh and Mary, Les and David Kaye. David earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from San Jose State University. He then operated his own business as a general contractor. Dave’s clients appreciated his engaging personality, his skills, and his commitment to quality craftsmanship. He will be greatly missed. A celebration of David’s life will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 at Kannon Do Zen Meditation Center, 1972 Rock St., Mountain View. PA I D


William Edward Roth Sept. 19, 1919-June 1, 2013 The Greatest Generation lost one of its outstanding members when Bill Roth died in his sleep on June 1st at the age of 93. Like many of his generation, he served in World War II – with the Army in New Guinea and the invasion of the Philippines – and then returned to the Bay Area to raise a family and help build post-war America. Among the many projects his construction company completed was the Carlmont Shopping Center, and he went on to found and run First American Records Storage, which is now a nation-wide enterprise. A fourth generation Californian, Bill had Stanford in his blood from an early age, as he grew up on the campus where his parents, Mildred and Almon Roth, and his sisters, Betty Roth Kendrick and Miriam Roth MacKenzie, both of whom predeceased him, lived while Almon, for whom Roth Way is named, was Comptroller of the University. Bill attended Stanford, where he met his first wife, Diana Fyfe Hunter, played football, ran track, and graduated in 1941. He lived all his life within five miles of campus, and attended 74 straight Big Games. Bill and Diana had four children, all of whom survive them, and all with a Stanford connection. Barbara (Sandy) Scott received an MBA from Stanford and supervised the construction of the Schwab Center building on campus; Richard (Dick) swam for Stanford and won a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics; Douglas followed in his father’s footsteps as a successful construction executive and helped rebuild Stanford after the Loma Prieta earthquake; Nancy received three degrees from Stanford and served on the Graduate School of Business Advisory Council. After Diana’s death, Bill enjoyed playing golf with Debby Niethammer, who had also lost her spouse, and the friendship blossomed into romance that led to their wedding in 1999. They enjoyed 13 years together, and Bill credited Debby with keeping him young enough to shoot his age at golf three times after he turned 80. In his youth, Bill enjoyed hunting and a good prank – including putting a cow in a third floor office of one of Stanford’s deans – and he kept his flower garden in stunning exuberance in his final years. Besides his four children, he is survived by Debby and her four children, Bill, Steve, Jim and Mike Niethammer, twentythree adoring grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren, all of whom will carry on the memory of his long, productive and loving life. The family requests donations to Stanford Athletics, the Palo Alto Medical Foundations, or the charity of your choice. PA I D


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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 ‘Gone to the Wild’ - prints by Kathryn Kain An exhibition of prints by artist Kathryn Kain will be on display in the Mohr Gallery at the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA). An opening reception will be held with the artist on Friday, June 21 from 6-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, June 21-July 28, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. www. Carol Hake Still Life Paintings “Still Life Paintings” by Los Altos artist, Carol Hake, are on display at Gallery 9. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, June 7, 5-7:30 p.m. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon4 p.m. June 4-29, Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos. 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 TheatreWorks Honors Gala The evening’s honorees, Tony Award-winning Broadway playwright and Joe DiPietro (“Memphis,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It”) and chairman of Fenwick & West law firm Gordon Davidson, will be celebrated for their dedication to innovation. June 15, 5:30 p.m. $1,000. Microsoft Campus , 1065 La Avenida St., Mountain View . www.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS ‘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. ‘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. Abilities United After School Socialization Summer Camp Abilities United After School Socialization Program teaches children ages 5-22 social, communication, problem-solving, negotiation, emotional regulation and identification, and play skills through cooperative noncompetitive games and activities. Monday-Friday, June 3-August 30, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Abiliities United, 3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-6183351. 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. Jason Chuang presents ‘Designing Visual Analysis Methods’ Carnie Mellon Silicon Valley hosts Jason Chuang as part of their Talks on Computing series (TOCs). He will discuss growing data access, designing analysis tools to support future scientific breakthroughs and more. June 11, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, NASA Research Park, Bldg. 23, Room #118, Mountain View. Call 650-335-2886. silicon-valley/news-events/seminars/index.html KMVT Youth Summer Camps KMVT Community Television in Mountain View offers studio production and claymation camps for middle school students ages 10-14. Camps are one week long and held every winter break, spring break and summer. June 10-August 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $325. KMVT Community Television, 1400 Terra Bella Ave., Suite M, Mountain View. Call 650968-1540. htmlwww.kmvt Tips for Container Gardening Gardening in containers lets people garden anywhere and keep gardening manageable by choosing plants and container sizes that meet specific needs. Master Gardener Chris Egan will cover container gardening basics, including types and sizes of containers. June 8, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Mountain View Library Community Room, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 408-282-3105.

CLUBS/MEETINGS Astronomy Club Monthly Meeting The monthly meeting of the Peninsula Astronomical Society includes a free talk open to the public with speaker Brian Day of NASA/Ames speaking on NASA’s LADEE Lunar Mission. Foothill Observatory will open after the meeting, from 9 to 11 p.m., weather permitting. Park in Lot 5. June 14, 7:30-9 p.m. Free/$3 Parking fee. Foothill College

Room 5015, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Charity-of-the-Month Knit & Crochet Club Inaugural meeting of a new club dedicated to making items for charity. Participants will make squares to be joined into afghans for homeless shelters and nursing homes. Tuesdays, April 9-Sept. 10, 3-5 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library program room, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-948-7683.

CONCERTS Irene Sharp Cello Concert Free concert by master teacher and performer Irene Sharp. June 20, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. concerts.htm Ragazzi Boys Chorus: ‘Sing It Forward’ The Ragazzi Boys Chorus celebrates 25 years of music with “Sing It Forward” at Stanford’s new Bing Concert Hall. Current choristers and Ragazzi alumni will perform songs from its 25-year repertoire and a specially commissioned piece by Venezuelan conductor and composer Chris Grases. June 9, 5 p.m. $20-$47. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford. World Harmony Chorus Friends & Family Concert End of season concert featuring world music performed by this community chorus at Community School of Music and Arts. June 9, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

DANCE ‘Roll Up The Rug’ The MVLA Adult School is offering a five-week summer social dance class that includes swing, salsa, mambo, merengue and nightclub two-step. Singles and couples welcome. Class instructors are Ellen Murray and Gene Esswein. The sign-up deadline is June 13. Mondays, June 17-July 15, 7:30-9 p.m. $35/person. Mountain View Recreation, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-940-1333. Belly Dancing and World Music Night A belly dancer, Etain, will perform at 8:30 p.m. as part of Morocco’s “World Music Night.” Saturdays, June 1-29, 5 p.m.-midnight. Free. Morocco’s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-968-1502. Carolina Lugo’s and Carolé Acuña’s Ballet Flamenco’ Morocco’s Restaurant hosts Carolina Lugo, her daughter Carolé Acuña and their company of Flamenco musicians and dancers. Call for reservations or purchase tickets online. June 9, 6:15 p.m. $15-19. Morocco’s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Jacki’s Aerobic Dancing Try one month of free classes at Jacki’s Aerobic Dancing in Mountain View. The studio offers core work, strength training and aerobic routines as well as childcare

Shop the Palo Alto Citywide Yard Sale Saturday, June 8 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. A full-page ad with sale locations and merchandise will be available in the June 7, 2013 edition of the Palo Alto Weekly. Maps and sale listings will also be available online in late May at For more information about the Yard Sale (650) 496-5910


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NHIGHLIGHT ‘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.

during the classes. Classes meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-10 a.m. Free. Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View. Call 650-941-1002 .

ENVIRONMENT Foothill College Tree Walk This walk covers a wide variety of campus trees and is presented by Mountain View Trees with Foothill horticulture students and an ISA-certified arborist. Learn how native oaks share space with prehistoric sheoak, exotic bamboo and many other trees. Accompanied children and pets on leash are welcome. June 8, 10 a.m.-noon. Event is free, but parking is $3. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road , Los Altos Hills. Call 650-564-7620.

EXHIBITS Ry Smith Los Altos Hills-sponsored art exhibit of paintings by Ry Smith, a designer of high-tech products. Exhibit up through Aug. 28. Free. Los Altos Hills town hall, 26379 Fremont Road , Los Altos Hills. Call 650-941-8073.

FAMILY AND KIDS ‘Pippi Longstocking’ The Palo Alto Children’s Theatre presents “Pippi Longstocking.” Bring a picnic for your family or purchase hot dogs and other dinner items at the show. June 12-29, WednesdaySunday, 6:30-8 p.m. $12 adults, $10 children. Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-463-4970. www.cityofpaloalto. org/gov/depts/csd/theatre/default.asp 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.

HEALTH Free Total Control Pelvic Health Class Introductory Session Classes that combine education and gentle exercise, taught by El Camino Hospital therapists who have undergone specialized training, can help strengthen muscles to achieve a strong pelvic core, flatter abs and improved bladder control. Call to register; space is limited. Sessions will be held May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25 and December 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. El Camino Hospital Park Pavilion Second Floor, 2400 Grant Road , Mountain View.

LIVE MUSIC Foothill Symphonic Winds Concert The Foothill Symphonic Winds hosts its spring concert, “Wish You Were Here.” The ensemble will take audiences on a musical visit to New York City, Paris, Cajun country and more. June 9, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $10 for adults, $5 for students & seniors, with free parking. Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

ON STAGE ‘Boeing Boeing’ The Palo Alto Players perform this 2008 Tony Award-winner about Bernard, an American living in an apartment in Paris, conveniently located near Orly Airport. June 14-30, Thursday-Saturday, 8-10:30 p.m. $26-$29 Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-329-0891. ‘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. ‘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 650-9497360.

RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY University Public Worship The June 9th University Public Worship will include: Stanford students sharing reflection, 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/363/36359 University Public Worship At the June 12th University Public Worship, Rabbi Patricia KarlinNeumann, senior associate dean for Religious Life, will be preaching; music will be performed by University Organist Dr. Robert Huw Morgan and the Memorial Church Choir will be singing. 10 - 11 a.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Call 650-723-1762.

SPECIAL EVENTS Information and Networking Session Contact Singapore, together with some of Singapore’s leading medical and research institutes, is hosting an information and networking session at the Stanford School of Medicine to find out more about the clinician-science landscape and the research and career opportunities available in Asia’s biomedical sciences hub. Register online by June 10. June 11, Noon-2 p.m. Free. Stanford School of Medicine, Alway Building, Room M114, 987 Quarry Road , Stanford. Call 415-223-8290.

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 ‘California Slim: the Music, the Magic, & the Madness’ In his new book, Andrew Bernstein writes about his musical journey, beginning in 1962 when he was the young student of a then-unknown banjo teacher named Jerry Garcia. He will talk about his book and life as part of California counterculture in Los Altos, Palo Alto and San Francisco. June 12, 7:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library Program Room, 13 S San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-948-7683. Evening with IBM’s Dr. John Kelly Dr. John E. Kelly III, senior vice president and director of IBM Research, will speak at the Computer History Museum on a variety of topics. His top priorities are to stimulate innovation in key areas of information technology, and quickly bring those innovations into the marketplace. Register online. June 11, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View. Panel Reading at Books Inc Books Inc. presents a panel reading of “No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Motherhood,” a collection of essays and perspectives on motherhood. June 10, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto. Call 650-321-0600. www. Technology and Society Committee Luncheon Forum Peter G. Neumann, senior principal scientist at SRI International’s Computer Science Laboratory, discusses the future of trustworthy systems and networks with examples from his work on two DARPA projects: clean-slate trustworthy hosts (CRASH) and clean-slate networking (Resilient Clouds). June 11, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch is $12. Hangen Szechuan Restaurant, 134 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-9697215.

Marketplace PLACE AN AD ONLINE E-MAIL PHONE 650/326-8216 Now you can log on to, day or night and get your ad started immediately online. Most listings are free and include a one-line free print ad in our Peninsula newspapers with the option of photos and additional lines. Exempt are employment ads, which include a web listing charge. Home Services and Mind & Body Services require contact with a Customer Sales Representative. So, the next time you have an item to sell, barter, give away or buy, get the perfect combination: print ads in your local newspapers, reaching more than 150,000 readers, and unlimited free web postings reaching hundreds of thousands additional people!!



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Bulletin Board 115 Announcements 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) MEET SINGLES RIGHT NOW! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it free. Call now 1-800-945-3392. (Cal-SCAN) The business that... considers itself immune to advertising, finds itself immune to business. REACH CALIFORNIANS WITH A CLASSIFIED IN ALMOST EVERY COUNTY! Over 270 newspapers! Combo-California Daily and Weekly Networks. Free Brochures. or (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN) 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 SUMMER WORD POWER WRITING GROUPS Six one-hour meetings will *RAISE SAT SCORES* make *ESSAY WRITING EASY* Bring up grades in English, History, Social Studies. Groups limited to 3 students for individual attention. For details contact: Adam Donovan *Coaching to Win* adam.

Practical Music Theory Princess Dance Camp (4-6yrs) Restaurants with Heart at Kabul Spring Down Open Horse Show Stanford music tutoring Summer Dance Camp (7-10 yrs)

130 Classes & Instruction 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) Drivers: Training Class A-CDL. Train and work for us! Professional and focused training for your Class A-CDL. You choose between Company Driver, Owner Operator, Lease Operator or Lease Trainer. (877) 369-7126 www. (Cal-SCAN) 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

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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 Thanks to St Jude

FOUND DOG 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 or (650) 723-0804.

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133 Music Lessons

140 Lost & Found

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

LOST F cat silver tabby Lost Family Cat- Reward Lost in Livermore-Orange tabby with chip, front claws de-clawed. App. 18 lbs. 5 yrs. old with orange eyes.Mom needs you dearly, so God watch over “Tigger”. Due to family illness mom is back in Arizona, Please help reunite us with our beloved cat. Can call AVID Microchip (800) 336-2843, Amanda (925) 922-4893, or Dee (928) 897-0189 or e-mail Thank you LOST Silver tabby CAT

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150 Volunteers Fosterers Needed for Moffet Cats is a unique website offering FREE postings from communities throughout the Bay Area and an opportunity for your ad to appear in The Almanac, the Palo Alto Weekly, and the Mountain View Voice.

BMW 1999 323i Convertible 1999 BMW 323i convertible. Manual 5 speed 2.5L with very low miles (less than 84K miles). Single Owner and very well maintained through the BMW Dealership. Recently spent $3,000 dollars on the convertible and new back window. Car is very clean and runs great. Asking $8500.00 OBO. Contact info: 650-964-9167 or BMW 2002 M3 - $17800

202 Vehicles Wanted CASH FOR CARS Any Car/Truck. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Call For Instant Offer: 1-888-420-3808 (AAN CAN)

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Kid’s Stuff 330 Child Care Offered

210 Garage/Estate Sales

Mature Female Driver Available

PA: 580 Palo Alto Ave, 6/8-9, 9-4 Green house plant sale. Succlents, ferns, palms, hanging baskets, bird of paradise, hydrangeas and more... 650-255-4802 Menlo Parl, 624 9th Ave, June 8th and 9th 8-2:00

350 Preschools/ Schools/Camps Free Earth Day Celebration

355 Items for Sale 2Large Ironman&Megatronthatspeak Boy shoes11/12, 12,5 $4 BOY0-6MonthsClothesw/tags$50

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.

The map and listings will be uploaded to this page and be printed in the June 7, 2013 edition of the Palo Alto Weekly. Palo Alto, 1836 Hamilton Ave., June 8, 8-2 Palo Alto, 2316 Greer Rd, 8-12 Palo Alto Yard Sale Children’s toys and clothes Household appliances Computer equipment and more.

215 Collectibles & Antiques Antique furniture - $100-$800 Collector looking to buy Coins - $500+ Dolls - $1 up LEATHER DESKTRAY BY COACH - $135-

230 Freebies Free Sofa Bed - FREE

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

Jobs 500 Help Wanted Restaurant Cafe Borrone is now hiring enthusiatic individuals who enjoy working in a fastpaced environment and providing excellent customer service. Full and part-time positions available. Will work with school schedule. Apply in person, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Tow Truck Driver Class C Experienced Preferred. Applied At National Towing 2520 Old Middlefield Way Mountain View with a DMV record print out.

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Join us for the Palo Alto Citywide Yard Sale on June 8. Details will be posted on yardsale/

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636 Insurance SAVE $$$ on AUTO INSURANCE from the major names you know and trust.No forms. No hassle. No obligation. Call READY FOR MY QUOTE now! CALL 1-888-706-8325. (Cal-SCAN)

Home Services

Leo Garcia Landscape/ Maintenance Lawn and irrig. install, clean-ups. Res. and comml. maint. Free Est. Lic. 823699. 650/369-1477.

715 Cleaning Services Acostas’ Housecleaning Excellent Housecleaning Excellent References! Rosalina Lopez 1-650-308-5109.

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751 General Contracting

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Johnston Hauling 100% Recycle Junk Removal Best Rates * Local Since 1985 650/327-HAUL; 415/999-0594 Insured - PL/PD

767 Movers BAY AREA RELOCATION SERVICES Homes, Apartments, Storage. Full Service moves. Serving the Bay Area for 20 yrs. Licensed & Insured. Armando, 650-630-0424. CAL-T190632

771 Painting/ Wallpaper Glen Hodges Painting Call me first! Senior discount. 45 yrs. #351738. 650/322-8325 STYLE PAINTING Full service painting. Insured. Lic. 903303. 650/388-8577

775 Asphalt/ Concrete Mtn. View Asphalt Sealing Driveway, parking lot seal coating. Asphalt repair, striping. 30+ yrs. family owned. Free est. Lic. 507814. 650/967-1129 Roe General Engineering Asphalt, concrete, pavers, tiles, sealing, new construct, repairs. 35 yrs exp. No job too small. Lic #663703. 650/814-5572

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A NOTICE TO READERS: It is illegal for an unlicensed person to perform contracting work on any project valued at $500.00 or more in labor and materials. State law also requires that contractors include their license numbers on all advertising. Check your contractor’s status at or 800-321-CSLB (2752). Unlicensed persons taking jobs that total less than $500.00 must state in their advertisements that they are not licensed by the Contractors State License Board.

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1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement AJ’S REFLEXOLOGY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 578465 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: AJ’s Reflexology, located at 1123 W Olive Ave. Suite 11, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): ATIBA E.S. JOHNSON 1123 W Olive Ave. 11 Sunnyvale, CA 94086 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 3/2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on May 14, 2013. (MVV May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 2013) JTB CONSULTING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 578458 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: JTB Consulting, 1519 Hollingsworth Drive, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): JENNIFER T. BEEDON 1519 Hollingsworth Drive Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 01/01/2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on May 14, 2013. (MVV May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 2013)

DAVIS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT DAVIS & CO REALTORS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 578693 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: 1.) Davis Property Management, 2.) Davis & Co Realtors, located at 2225 Showers Drive, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): THE HERSH MANAGEMENT COMPANY 2225 Showers Drive Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on August 14, 1996. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on May 20, 2013. (MVV May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 2013)

997 All Other Legals

CAROL DESIGNS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 579037 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Carol Designs, located at 1810 Van Buren Cir., Mt. View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): CAROL LANGSTON 1810 Van Buren Cir. Mt. View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on May 30, 2013. (MVV June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013)


WE CAN HANDLE ALL YOUR LEGAL PUBLISHING NEEDS Just call Alicia at (650) 326-8210 x6578

NOTICE OF BUDGET ADOPTION PUBLIC HEARING As required by Education Code section 42103, the governing board of the Mountain View Whisman School District will hold a public hearing on the adoption of the 2013-14 proposed budget of the district, prior to final adoption. The public hearing will be held on June 20, 2013, at 7:00P.M. The public hearing will be held at: Mountain View Whisman School District Board Room 750-A San Pierre Way Mountain View, CA 94043 The budget can be inspected by the public beginning June 14, 2013, during the hours of 8:00 A.M and 4:00 P.M at: Mountain View Whisman School District 750-A San Pierre Way Mountain View, CA 94043 6/7/13 CNS-2484991#

As required by Education Code section 42103, the governing board of Mountain View Union High School District will hold a public hearing on the adoption of the 2013-14 proposed budget of the district, prior to final adoption. The public hearing will be held on June 17, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. The public hearing will be held at: Location: Mountain View Los Altos District Board Room Address: 1299 Bryant Avenue City, Mountain View, CA 94040 The budget can be inspected by the public beginning June 12, 2013, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at: Location: Mountain View Los Altos District Board Room Address: 1299 Bryant Avenue City, Mountain View, CA 94040 6/7/13 CNS-2484996#

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815 Rentals Wanted Teacher Looking for Quiet Rental

741 Flooring/Carpeting

840 Vacation Rentals/Time Shares

Palo Alto - 4500

Redwood City - $4,000.00


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Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1650

757 Handyman/ Repairs

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Beckys Landscape Weekly/periodic maint. Annual rose/fruit tree pruning, clean-ups, irrigation, sod, planting, raised beds. Power washing. 650/444-3030

779 Organizing Services

San Carlos, 2 BR/2 BA - $2,300.00


748 Gardening/ Landscaping

SOLID ROCK PAVING Service your driveway now!

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Woodside, 3 BR/2 BA - $1099000

J & G HAULING SERVICE Misc. junk, office, garage, furniture, mattresses, green waste yard debri and more... Lic. &Ins. FREE estimates. 650-743-8852 (see my Yelp reviews)


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Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $899000 Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $599000

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1920 Rock Street #15 Mountain View


3 bed | 1.5 ba | 1,337 sq ft Remodeled townhome Large private backyard

Rely on a life-long area resident to sell or buy your next home. I am committed to providing the “absolute best service� to you.

List Price $550,000 Sold Price $650,000

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505 Hope Street, Mountain View Beautifully remodeled home just steps from Downtown Attractions and Castro Street! Open House Sat-Sun 1-5

Bright and sunny 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms home with over 1,900 square feet of living space boasting wood floors through-out, an [new] incredible family kitchen with expansive granite counter tops and LG stainless steel appliances, skylights, dual-pane windows, big living room perfect for entertaining, newly landscaped yards, new inside and outside paint with designer colors, remodeled bathrooms, elegant light fixtures, and much more!


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Perfect floor plan for a family, extended family or the professional couple who each want their own office all close to 4 local parks, the train, light rail, shopping, dining, the library and the Performing Arts Center.

Asking: $1,198,000

(650) 996-0123

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1098 RIDGELEY DRIVE CAMPBELL 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom 2281 sq ft single family home. Updated single-story home in Pruneyard Area! 2 master bedroom suites, hardwood oors, oversized family room, pool, outdoor kitchen! Great for entertaining! Close to commute routes, shopping!

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List price $888,000

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10903 NorthďŹ eld Square, Cupertino 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, Cupertino Schools Received multiple offers! Listed at $689,000

204 Lyndhurst Avenue, Belmont 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, Belmont Schools Received 13 offers — sold signiďŹ cantly over list price! Listed at $1,088,000 June 7, 2013 â– Mountain View Voice â– â– 



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LOS ALTOS HILLS Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $4,098,000 24910 La Loma Ct 4 BR 4.5 BA Western hill views & peak of Valley & Lake estates.LR, DR, eat-in kit, FR, library/office. Terri Couture DRE#01090940 650.941.7040

LOS ALTOS Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $2,049,000 190 Lyell St 4 BR 3 BA French Country storybook home w/beautiful resort-style backyard, pool, & spa. Hannelore Blanchard DRE#00593824 650.941.7040

LOS ALTOS Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,998,000 10 Pasa Robles Av 4 BR 3 BA Appreciate timeless beauty & old world charm while adding your own personal touches. Clara Lee DRE#01723333 650.325.6161

LOS ALTOS Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 1,950,000 850 Arroyo Rd 4 BR 3 BA Los Altos Schools! Park-like back yard, Lg family room plus lg play room upstrs Nancy Adele Stuhr DRE#00963170 650.941.7040

LOS ALTOS Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,895,000 459 W Portola Av 4 BR 2 BA Peaceful private single story home. Beautiful hardwood flr, pool, space for play & garden. Zita Macy DRE#01300198 650.328.5211

CAMPBELL Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $888,000 1098 Ridgeley Dr 4 BR 3 BA Updated single-story hm in Pruneyard Area!2 MB ste,hardwd flrs,oversized family rm,pool! Kim Copher DRE#01423875 650.941.7040

LOS ALTOS Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,598,000 23951 Spalding Ave 3 BR 2 BA Lovely remodeled home in secluded Country Club neighborhood! Karen Quaid DRE#00892519 650.941.7040

LOS ALTOS Sat/Sun 1 - 5 $1,498,000 178 Santa Rita Ct 3 BR 2 BA Inviting & well-located home, private yard, patio, porch, arbor deck, Los Altos schools! Susan Selkirk DRE#01071564 650.325.6161

MOUNTAIN VIEW A Must See! $1,400,000 3 BR 2.5 BA Charming 4-year-new two story home on a tranquil avenue. Donna Liu DRE#01253748 650.941.7040

SAN CARLOS Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $998,000 381 Dartmouth Av 4 BR 2.5 BA With sweeping views of the San Carlos hills, this spacious home is lovely inside! Tammy Patterson DRE#01931758 650.325.6161

MOUNTAIN VIEW Lovely Mountain View Home $949,000 3 BR 2 BA Beautifully upgraded w/excellent schools in Monta Loma. Open floor plan. Remodeled kitchen Steven Ho DRE#01234462 650.941.7040

SUNNYVALE Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $888,000 1079 Merrimac Dr. 3 BR 2 BA Desirable Cherry Chase n’hood w/ excellent schools! HW floors, recessed lights. Shilpa Merchant DRE#01112533 650.941.7040

CAMBRIAN Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $848,000 5614 Park Crest Dr 3 BR 2 BA Top quality remodel with only the finest materials. Detailed craftsmanship! Union schools. Jeff Beltramo DRE#01274256 650.325.6161

SANTA CLARA Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $750,000 1845 Washington St 4 BR 2 BA Cozy home with a formal dining rm, lrg family rm, & private, shadey backyard. 2,000+sf. Geraldine Asmus DRE#01328160 650.325.6161

MOUNTAIN VIEW Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $300,000 1075 Space Park Wy #328 3 BR 2 BA Large 3bed/2bath manufactured home in prime location in Mountain View! Great opportunity! Rod Creason DRE#01443380 650.325.6161

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Section 1 of the June 07.2013 edition of the Mountain View Voice