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Is flood protection project ‘political engineering?’ COUNTY SUPERVISORS TO VOTE ON FLOOD BASIN AT RANCHO SAN ANTONIO By Daniel DeBolt


s the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors mulls over plans for a flood basin at Rancho San Antonio park, a local civil engineer has raised questions about the legitimacy of a $34 million flood protection project designed to protect 2,720 Mountain View properties from a major flood. On June 25, county supervisors are set to vote on a flood basin at Rancho San Antontio County Park near Los Altos Hills. It is

designed to catch flood waters in the event of a rare, 100-yearflood of Permanente Creek and keep a downstream diversion channel behind Blach Middle School from flooding its banks into Los Altos and Mountain View. But according to Los Altos resident and civil engineer Jerry Clements, the full-scale flood protection project has been unnecessary from the start, including proposed flood basins at the Cuesta Annex (since See CREEK, page 11

City agrees to share $50 million with schools By Nick Veronin and Daniel DeBolt


n agreement to share the property taxes of the likes of Google with local schools has been approved by the City Council and the local high school district — a win for Mountain View students, school and city officials say.

Under the “joint powers agreement,” schools would receive an estimated $50 million over 10 years from Shoreline Community property taxes, or $5 million a year, slightly up from the $4.9 million a year received since 2011, when parents demanded the city share the revenue. “It’s very positive for both Mountain View Whisman and


The Permanente Creek diversion channel, built in 1959, diverts water from Permanente Creek’s upper reaches to Stevens Creek. A valve controlling flows to lower Permanente Creek is shown at left, and is only opened during spring.

our school district,” said Joe White, associate superintendent of business services for MVLA. White said that having a planned funding source locked into place is a big deal, especially considering how tumultuous the past five years have been. It isn’t common to get a 10-year agreement and having one means the district can make plans well into the future. “It’s going to be a great benefit.” As the Voice went to press on June 19, both the Mountain View City Council and the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High

School District had signed the three-way agreement, leaving the Mountain View Whisman School District as the only party yet to approve the contract, which would lock in a revenue-sharing structure between the city and the two local districts for a decade. The MVWSD board of trustees was scheduled to vote on approval of the JPA at its June 20 meeting. The city’s schools would receive at least $4.7 million a year until 2023, possibly more, depending on property tax revenue levels, determined by the property

values of companies like Google, which have been rising as the area redevelops rapidly. “The school district shares some of the risk of property tax fluctuation,” said assistant city manager Melissa Stevenson Dile. Under the agreement, the Mountain View Whisman district is guaranteed a minimum payment of $2.87 million per year for 10 years and the high school district is guaranteed a payment of $1.84 million over 10 See SCHOOLS, page 13

Cycle track to replace expressway ramp COUNCIL OKS CLOSURE OF CENTRAL EXPY. ENTRANCE AT END OF STIERLIN ROAD By Daniel DeBolt



The outlines of the Steirlin Road on-ramp are visible on the left side of this rendering.


espite outcry from neighbors over the possibility of increasing traffic jams on Moffett Boulevard, City Council members stuck to their promise of making the city more bike- and pedestrian-friendly Tuesday night. City Council members voted 5-2 to close an on-ramp to Cen-


tral Expressway at the southern end of Stierlin Road, with members Jac Siegel and John McAlister opposed. In its place a lane dedicated to bikes and a pedestrian promenade would go in the middle of a 191-unit apartment project, making a gateway to a bike boulevard connecting the downtown transit hub to Google headquarters along Stierlin and Shoreline Boulevard.

The apartment project replaces the county’s social services building at 100 Moffett Boulevard and auto shops on Stierlin. “What you have tonight is an opportunity to define the environment of Mountain View as far as connecting North Bayshore and the downtown transit center,” said bike advocate and resident See ON-RAMP, page 10




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Property values boost high schools’ budgets By Nick Veronin

into expanding its student programs. hen it comes to the White expects the growth to local high school dis- continue. The district’s threetrict’s budget, things year budget projects continued seem to be getting back to nor- and expanding growth in the mal, according to Joe White. coming years. White, assistant superintenIt’s a welcome change, White dent of the Mountain View- said, and a return to the kind of Los Altos Union High School growth the district was seeing District, said local home values before the recession — which have been rising of late, and brought minimal and even that’s a good thing — since, as a negative growth to MVLA over basic aid district, MVLA’s bud- the last five years. get comes mostly from property As a basic aid district, MVLA taxes. will not benefit As a result, the directly from White is projectCalifornia’s new ‘The district ing a 5.5 percent budget, which increase in revemphasizes eduwill finally be enue from propcation spending. erty taxes comGroves able to lift a pay However, pared with last said, the new year. state budget — raise freeze.’ The MVLA particularly the budget, passed fact that it was on June 17 by the passed on time district’s board — has him feelof trustees, predicts $58.37 mil- ing optimistic. lion in total revenue will come to Additionally, the new Shorethe district in the 2013-14 school line Community Joint Powers year. That’s $5.5 million more Agreement, which was on the than White projected bringing verge of passage at press time, in for the 2012-13 school year. and will give MVLA a guaranWith increased revenues, the teed lump sum payment every district will be able to spend year for the next 10 years, should more. The budget anticipates allow the district to make plans expenditures of about $54.25 well into the future, White and million — nearly $5 million Groves said. more than the district saw fit to White hesitated to say that the budget for the previous term. recession was in his district’s Superintendent Barry Groves rear-view mirror. But all in all, said the growth means the he said, things are looking up. district will finally be able to “We are in a healthy environlift a pay raise freeze, bring on ment,” he said. “I feel very commore faculty and staff and look fortable.”



Mountain View’s Jose Antonio Vargas records his campaign for immigration reform in his documentary film “Documented.”



ose Antonio Vargas is preparing to make his directorial debut. The Mountain View High School alumnus, former Voice intern and Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist will screen his new film, “Documented,” in Washington D.C. this week. Vargas — who famously “came out” in the pages of the New York Times Magazine, revealing his family brought him into the United States illegally when he was just 12 — has been putting the finishing touches on his documentary, which is sched-

uled to premier June 20 as a part of the American Film Institute’s annual AFI Docs festival. “Documented” follows Vargas over the course of 2011 and 2012, as he tours the country and talks about immigration with people of various backgrounds and political views. According to an AFI press release, the film is framed by “Vargas’ personal story.” A copy of the film was not available for review prior to publication, but a trailer for the documentary makes it clear that there are two sides to Vargas’ identity as “one of the country’s most prominent

undocumented immigrants.” The trailer shows Vargas giving interviews on cable news, crashing a Mitt Romney rally with a sign reading “I am an American w/o papers” and addressing a Congressional panel. It also shows clips of Vargas’ mother — who lives in the Philippines and hasn’t seen her son in 20 years — struggling to hold back tears and Vargas sobbing violently. “The premier is the culmination of a significant emotional investment,” said Pat Hyland, who served as principal at See DOCUMENTED, page 14


The animal control ordinance that nearly got away

affected too, as the ordinance says no dogs would be allowed on public property. The ordinance was shelved for further review.


Anatomy of an oversight Five days before the June 4 vote, the city had put notices of the ordinance change in three places to meet legal requirements: on the city’s website, on a wall in City Hall and in the San Jose Post Record newspaper. Largely read by lawyers, the newspaper with a $145-a-year subscription cost covers court stories and legal issues. None of the measure worked very well, apparently, as

By Daniel DeBolt

It was the animal control ordinance that nearly got away — and caused some fingerpointing over why thousands of cat and dog owners in the city were not informed. Among the practices being blamed is the city’s use of an obscure legal newspaper to post meeting agen-

das, a practice the City Council unanimously voted to extend Tuesday. The City Council voted to approve a new animal control ordinance on June 4, only to reject it the following week, following public outrage. Dozens of cat owners had protested controversial requirements for licensing and rabies shots for cats.

“We were totally taken by surprise by amount of push-back,” said longtime council member Mike Kasperzak. “I cannot remember the last time council went back on a second reading and did a 180 like that — not in my history.” Once the public’s attention was drawn to the ordinance, it turned out that dog owners would be

council members complained that no one protested before the ordinance sailed through its first vote of approval. In a phone interview, Kasperzak said the Voice should have covered the ordinance change ahead of time, and he and others also blamed the city for not making an outreach effort to residents. There were complaints that the most consequential changes in the ordinance were not mentioned in any detail in the police department’s report, released five days beforehand on the city’s website. Others See POST RECORD, page 14

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Group expands reach for special needs students By Nick Veronin


KITE DAY AT SHORELINE The sky is the limit at Shoreline Family Kite Day on Sunday, June 23, an afternoon dedicated to single-string kite flying and kite-related activities at Shoreline Park in Mountain View. Volunteers with the American Kiteflyers Association and the Northern California Kite Club helped organize a miniature kite display, expert kite demonstrations, and kite-making activities. “It’s going to be really neat, and something fun to take a look at,” said Kristina Perino, senior recreation coordinator. Food will be sold through the Shoreline Lake Aquatic Center and Cafe. Otherwise, the event is free and open to the general public. The first 100 participants will receive kite-making materials. This past year, Shoreline has been developing a diverse program of recreational activities. In the summer time, these events are specifically geared towards children and families. “We launched this initiative in 2013 as a way to get people outdoors and to be aware of the resources at Shoreline,” Perino said. Shoreline Family Kite Day will be held on June 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Shoreline’s Kite Lot. For more information, call (650) 903-6392. —Elize Manoukian

District, the Los Altos School District and the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District. Being a committee that serves the Los Altos Mountain View PTA Council, they will be able to reach 19 schools in three districts — including both Mountain View and Los Altos high schools, Case-Lo said. Naming the group the “Learning Challenges Committee” will allow them to help students who might be just having a small problem with learning but are not classified as having special needs, she said. The organization is working to get a representative at every school in all three districts — a point-person for people to go to when they need help. They’ve made progress on this front, Case-Lo said, but they still need a representative at Bubb, Monta Loma, Theuerkauf and Graham schools. It’s possible they may need a representative for Mountain View high and Crittenden Middle School as well. For more information on how to get help from the LCC or to offer help, the committee’s website is at


he Mountain View Whisman School District’s Special Education PTA is no more. But that doesn’t mean its members have given up their cause. In fact, according to the former PTA’s co-founder, Christine Case-Lo, she believes her group will be more effective and reach more people in need of their help now that they have ditched the title of PTA and all the bureaucracy that comes along with it. “We just found it wasn’t really working for us,” Case-Lo said of being an official Parent Teacher Association geared toward helping special education students in Mountain View’s elementary and middle schools. “We didn’t need to be a separate PTA with all that paperwork, when the (individual school) site PTAs were doing such an incredible job.” Now, Case-Lo said, her organization will be called the Learning Challenges Committee and will consult with the Los Altos Mountain View PTA Council — which interfaces with PTAs in the Mountain View Whisman School

PRACTICING SAFE SUN It’s that time of year again: as students trade binders for beaches and Santa Clara County residents of all ages bask in the warm weather,

officials from the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center remind those having fun in the sun this season to not get burned. The importance of skin health and safety during the most UV-soaked months of the year was highlighted by county health officials, who said in a press release that it’s an often overlooked precaution that could prevent future damage and disease. Although skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, according to Valley Medical officials, protecting oneself from harmful rays has never been easier. The simplest prevention is staying in the shade during the hottest hours of the day. But for those brave enough to venture out into the light, clothing such as long layers or wide-brimmed hats can dramatically reduce exposure. According to health officials, sunscreen with sun protection factors (SPF) of at least 30 should also generously be applied and reapplied every two hours, in the amount of one ounce (about a palmful) to cover the face, legs, neck, and body. Even a few serious sunburns at any age can increase risk of disease. Melanoma is the deadliest form of cancer, and often presents as skin discolorations that vary in symmetry, border regularity and color. Representatives from Valley Medical also suggest a cursory dermatological consultation to check out any lesions that present those characteristics, are larger than 6 millimeters in diameter, or evolve in consistency, so that the only thing you’re sweating this summer is the heat. —Elize Manoukian



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ven long after they’re gone, certain spaces leave lasting impressions of happiness or longing. For artisan printmaker Kathryn Kain, these memories can create inspiration. A neighborhood that was once residential at the Hunters Point Naval Base in San Francisco provides the vision for her upcoming exhibition, “Gone to the Wild”, which opens at the Mohr Gallery of the Community School of Music and Art (CSMA) Friday, June 21. Kain moved to the Bay Area from Toledo, Ohio in 1979, and received her post-baccalaureate degree in print making from the California State University at Hayward under the tutelage of legendary Bay Area artist Kenjilo Nanao. During this time, Kain joined a movement of artists to colonize Hunters Point after the Navy abandoned it in the 1970s. While the old shipyards were leased and renovated into studios, the former homes fell into disuse and disarray. “Especially in our urban area we can never find a space that’s just uninhabited and empty,” Kain says. “(The houses) were covered with plants that had just gone wild.” As it became apparent that the neighborhood would be developed, Kain said she returned to the location as often as possible, taking hundreds of photos and collecting flowers and plants to take back to her studio. “In my mind, it was like I had


Rose Print, a drawing with monotype, is part of an exhibit at CSMA by artist Kathryn Kain.

to do it, because of the feeling that place gave me... You just don’t see something like that every day,” she said. The surreal collection features a number of large-scale prints that juxtapose images of women with a more natural element. “As a female I identify with that,” Kain says. “I did a ton of figurative work early on but... I started doing still life because I wanted to not rely on photography, to bring things into my studio and draw from life.” Kain now balances her time in the studio with work as an instructor of etching, lithography and monotype for Stanford University and other institutions, and her career as a master printmaker for Smith-Anderson Editions, a Palo Alto gallery and press. Kain

works with fine artists, providing technical expertise and skill to facilitate their craft. Kain also volunteers for nonprofit organizations such as the San Franciscobased ArtSeed, which offers free art classes to underprivileged children, and hosts workshops out of Smith-Anderson. Although the collaborative nature of much of her work makes it a challenge to dedicate time to her own art, Kain says that seeking out those experiences comes with its own value. “If I’m in my studio every day alone, it can be nice, but I’m not really a part of the world.” CSMA’s Mohr Gallery is located at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle in Mountain View. The Friday, June 21, reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. and is free. V

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l Camino Hospital’s financial officials anticipate the local healthcare organization will rake in about $78 million in profits over the next fiscal year, according to the new hospital budget which was approved by the board of directors last week. The budget, approved by the ECH board at its June 12 meeting, anticipates the hospital will bring in around $717.5 million in net revenue and will spend about $664.4 million on operational costs, such as employee salaries, benefits, supplies and equipment. That leaves the hospital with approximately $53 million in net operation-

al income. After factoring in $25 million in non-operational income, such as money earned on investments, officials anticipate the entire organization will make $78 million in net income. But comparing the last few years’ income projections with the actual income the hospital generated, it is likely that El Camino Hospital will bring in far more than currently anticipated. In 2012, the hospital made more than $60 million in net income — about $25 million more than it had forecast in the same year’s budget. And looking at the 2013 numbers through April, ECH as a whole has already made $84.6 million in profits — nearly $30

million more than the $55.9 million that was projected one year ago. In an email, the hospital’s chief financial officer, Michael King, said the hospital’s management team is currently planning to use ECH’s profits to take care of “significant capital needs” and to continue to pursue the organization’s “triple aim” initiative — a multi-pronged plan intended to increase quality of care, service and affordability at the hospital. Also, according to a presentation given to the board on the fiscal year 2014 budget, the hospital anticipates hiring new staff along with a significant increase in costs associated with its employee health care plans. V


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trolling around Maker Faire at San Mateo Fairgrounds last month, Hacker Dojo’s Maker Faire table reminded me to visit their space at 599 Fairchild Drive. I spent Memorial Day eve there at the first Silicon Valley Wearable Innovation Meetup. Organizer Lawrence Wong demonstrated Google Glass, spectacle frames that show you a screen picture in the right corner of your field of vision. I found the display clear, but it didn’t respond the first time when I tried to start it with “OK Glass�. Lawrence encouraged attendees to command Google Glass authoritatively. Speaking commands, stroking the frame and moving your head control Google Glass, which accesses the Internet via a Bluetooth device like a cellphone. Lawrence noted his frame grew warm and battery life diminished when transferring files between Glass and his smartphone. Attendees noted that Glass is one-sided. A second left-side battery could make it more symmetric and provide additional power. We shared wearable device experiences — a Sony watch that needed a phone connection to be useful, a WIMM watch with many apps that is no longer available, a Jawbone bracelet fast tracks sleep and motion but falls off easily. My Nike Fuel Band counts steps and gives somewhat unpredictable Nike Fuel Points. We were about to leave when green-haired Jenny Murphy bounced in. She runs developer relations for Google Glass. Her orange-framed Google Glass gives her turn directions when biking. She told us Glass is best for intermittent use. Will Google Glass lead to distracted driving citations? Jenny uses Google Glass for Hangouts, not least to see a friend’s rock climbing holds. No release dates have been set for the GDK — developer software for writing apps that run on Google Glass without a cellphone connection. Stroke the frame 10 times and you see a 360 degree picture of the Google Glass team. Maker Faire gave me an Arduino Uno board which supports electronics projects.

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Digging through my ancient parts cupboard, I discovered an old HP printer USB cable to power the board. Before long I had uploaded a program to it from my PC, making an LED light flash. Arduino boards can control robots, light shows, motion sensors, signs and more. What should I do next? I found myself looking online and peering at component displays in Fry’s, but left uninspired. A more powerful Linux-powered Raspberry Pi board, also prominent at Maker Faire, might be the answer. While at Maker Faire, I saw budding engineers building dollhouses with fans and lights using Roominate kits. Maykah has added more parts, including a Flight Engineer in an airplane with propeller, since I wrote about Roominate last December. In the same column, I mentioned Skallops, playing cards with laser cut semicircular clips for constructing models. E&M Labs now offers a six card pack kit with 312 Skallops pieces for $99.95. Build a model space shuttle with it. StartX is Stanford’s Startup Accelerator program, housed in AOL’s Palo Alto building just off Oregon Expressway between Park Boulevard and El Camino. Intuit joined the sponsors at StartX’s triannual Demo Day. FlameStower’s metal box for charging a cellphone from the heat of a camp stove is great for both outdoor enthusiasts and undeveloped villages. At Maker Faire, the BioLite CampStove burned a few twigs to create electricity from a thermoelectric generator that powers a fan. The fan makes the fire burn efficiently and leaves extra electricity for powering a phone or LED lights. StartX tells me that 10 percent to 20 percent of their startups move to Mountain View. Both Roominate and Skallops came out of StartX. V

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esidential burglaries continue to be a problem in Mountain View, with four burglaries and one attempted break-in over a three-day period, according to police reports. On June 10, two homes were burglarized during the morning hours — the first between 8:30 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. in the 100 block of Evandale Avenue, and the second between 10:30 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. on the 100 block of Eldora Drive, according to Sgt. Sean Thompson, public information officer with the Mountain View Police Department. During the Evandale Avenue burglary, unknown suspects made off with a Kindle, a Fujifilm camera, a Nokia cell phone, two purses, diamond earrings, jewelry boxes and cash, Thompson said. Police believe the burglar got into the home by reaching through an open window to unlock a dead-


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Jarrett Mullen. “This link has to be really strong. We all know what our goals are for (car) trip reduction in North Bayshore. Half-measures are not adequate.” The council also voted to widen Moffett Boulevard by 8 feet south of Central Avenue to allow a bike lane and an additional lane for cars dedicated to right turns onto the expressway. The council agreed to sell two oddly shaped pieces of public land at the corner — estimated to be worth a total of nearly $1 million — to developer Prometheus Real Estate Group, though a third parcel under the pedestrian promenade worth an estimated $900,000 was not sold so the city could maintain control of it. Without the third parcel, Prometheus promised 13 fewer units for the project and no funding for a right-turn lane on Moffett it estimated would cost $900,000. Dozens of neighbors spoke about the on-ramp, most expressing concern about adding to rushhour traffic on Moffett where it crosses busy Central Expressway and the Caltrain tracks. “The problem is there’s so many cars on the road, one street is simply not enough,” said resident Patricia Muskgrave of the backups on Moffett and Central. Neighbor George Markle spoke for the the Moffett Neighborhood Group. “Many of us use it many times a day,” he said of the on-ramp. Disproving a traffic study, Markle said neighbors found that drivers experience an

bolt on a rear door. At least 20 minutes later, and about two miles away on Eldora Drive, a burglar got into a home by forcing open an outer side door to the garage and then entering through the unlocked inner garage door to the house, Thompson said. When the residents returned home they discovered that $700 worth of cameras and equipment had been taken, along with a laptop. Both homes were ransacked, according to Thompson. The residents of an apartment located at 707 Continental Circle called to report a burglary the next day, June 11, Thompson said. The residents returned to their apartment at 4 p.m. that day, after being gone since May 26, to find that their TV and a camcorder had been stolen. It is unclear how the burglar got in. None of the entrances to the apartment seemed to have been forced open, and the residents

said they locked up before leaving, according to Thompson. At 4:30 p.m. that same day, June 11, a resident living in an apartment in the 900 block of Boranda Avenue called to report that someone tried to pry open the back sliding door of the apartment, Thompson said. Nothing was missing from the apartment, and it appears no one got in, but there were pry marks visible on the outside of the sliding door that hadn’t been there when the resident left the apartment earlier in the day. And on June 12, another apartment, located in a complex in the 800 block of E. El Camino Real, was ransacked, while the resident was away from 6 a.m. to 4:35 p.m., according to Thompson. The front door to the apartment was locked, but the rear sliding door was not. According to the resident, although the apartment was turned upside down, it doesn’t appear that anything was taken.

average nine-minute wait time at Moffett and Central during rush hour, and said the wait would be 24 minutes with the on-ramp closed, based on the number of cars counted using the Stierlin on-ramp. In his opposition to the closure of the on-ramp, Siegel said there was enough room to accommodate the on-ramp and a cycle track. He also said he “strongly” disagreed with the traffic study that downplayed impacts of the on ramp closure and claimed that the average wait at Moffett to cross Central during rush hour was only 43 seconds. “I personally experience five to 10 minute delays there every time I go there,” Siegel said. “43 seconds — never happened to me.” Others questioned the assertion from neighbors that people would chose to sit in traffic on Moffett when they could cut over to the Shoreline Boulevard overpass where there’s little in the way of traffic jams. “A quarter-mile away we have an monument to 1960s car culture,” Mullen said, referring to the Shoreline Boulevard overpass over Central Expressway, which has a relatively high “level of service” rating for traffic flow at its stoplights. Another resident recalled the five pedestrians who have died after being struck by cars since April of last year. “Let us be very clear what the proponents of not closing the on-ramp are favoring: vehicles, vehicles, vehicles,” he said. “They complain about nine minute delays. Sarra, Joshua, Bill, Erik and Ruifen were more than

inconvenienced.” Council members did not question the proposal for a new right-turn lane on Moffett onto Central, which would lengthen the distance pedestrians would have to cross Moffett and create more danger for pedestrians from cars speeding around the corner, Mullen said. The distance across Central in front of the apartment project will be shorter, however, with a “bulb out” replacing the pork chop-shaped island at the corner now. At the end of the discussion, council member Margaret AbeKoga addressed any complaints from neighbors that the council did not listen to the majority of neighbors. “Not everyone is in consensus here,” Abe-Koga said of the neighborhood. “We have to look at the bigger picture. Frankly, if you ask me, if we keep this ramp open, traffic will get worse and you are going to have more cars cutting through there.” Council member Bryant agreed. “It’s dangerous, scary and beyond annoying for people to treat your street as if it’s an onramp,” she said. “I recognize it will be a major inconvenience for a lot of folks,” said council member Chris Clark, calling it an inconvenience for “100 to 200 cars” a day. “Is that significant enough to warrant putting aside what we’ve articulated as our long term goals of a pedestrian and bike friendly city?”



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removed from the project) and McKelvey Park in Mountain View. Clements is a longtime civil engineer specializing in water and how it drains and runs off properties, and has previously worked as a contract engineer for the Santa Clara Valley Water District, which proposed the project. Flooding in 1950s Clement explained that in the 1950s, Permanente Creek had a serious problem with overflowing its banks in Mountain View. The intended fix, built in 1959, was a cement diversion channel directing water from Permanente Creek’s upper reaches to Stevens Creek most of the year. A portion of Permanente just north of the channel usually has water in it only during spring, when a diversion structure visible from Miramonte Avenue is opened. The diversion channel begins near Miramonte and Portland avenues, running east along the city’s southern border, and directly behind Blach Middle School in Los Altos. It apparently stopped the flooding of Permanente Creek in the 1950s, but then the diversion channel started overflowing behind the Blach school, most notably in 1983.

Desgin flaw The 1983 flooding was linked to a design flaw in the channel, said water district engineer Afhsin Rouhani. The channel would become two underground pipes behind Blach school that would fill with sediment, backing up flows and causing homes nearby to be flooded. So water district officials changed the design in the mid-1980s, continuing the channel at full width behind Blach to keep the water flowing. But the water district did one thing that drives Clements nuts. They put a constriction in the channel behind Blach, intended to replicate the flow of the original pipes without sediment blockage. The constriction is large enough to send 500 cubic feet of water rushing over the channel’s banks in a 100-year flood, Clements says. Rouhani could not confirm that, but said 650 cubic feet per second would come out of the channel in a 100-year flood, reaching as far as downtown Mountain View. “It’s like imagining water spilling from a glass on a flat table, it would just keep going north,” Rouhani said. “It doesn’t get absorbed by the ground, it just keeps going up until it spreads out.” He added that the water would be “2 to 3 feet deep” and then “6 inches to a foot deep once it hits downtown.” Rouhani said the amount of

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of resisting an officer.

SUSPECT SKETCH RELEASED Mountain View police have released a composite sketch of a man whom they believe attempted to break into a home on the 900 block of Boranda Avenue on June 11. In a press release, acting MVPD Lt. Mike Fisher praised a local witness who aided police in putting together the sketch. That witness saw an unfamiliar man walk up to a neighboring unit at the Boranda Avenue housing complex, according to the police report. When the witness’ neighbor came home, the neighbor found pry marks and damage to an outside door. “One of the most important things you can do to assist law enforcement is to be a great witness,” Fisher said in the press release. “Take a moment to observe the individual’s clothing, height and weight. Other important details such as tattoos, scars and unusual features are also critical. Combine all of this with a great sketch artist and the end result is a clear visual representation of a suspect.” The witness in this scenario did just that, describing the suspected would-be burglar as a 20-year-old black man, about 5-feet10-inches tall, 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. The description is similar to that given by a resident of a home in the 1000 block of Bryant Avenue, who awoke to find an unfamiliar young man in his bedroom on the evening of May 30. Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to call police at 903-6395 and refer to case No. 13-328. —Mountain View Voice staff


This constriction point in the Permanente Creek diversion channel behind Blach Middle School may put parts of Mountain View at risk of flooding.

flooding caused by the constriction is roughly equal to the amount the water district planned to catch with a flood basin at the Cuesta Annex. The City Council approved the Annex project, but the water district board rejected it this year after public outcry about preserving the Annex, despite flood risks for El Camino Hospital and 300 nearby properties. Rouhani said that a flood basin at Rancho San Antonio will still be helpful to prevent flooding around Portland Avenue with the constriction removed. Clements claims no flood basins are required if the district would just remove the constriction behind Blach school. “They could remove the flood threat in one afternoon, it’s incredible,” Clement said of the constriction. He added that El Camino Hospital should be taken to task for offering to spend millions to help complete what the Annex basin was set to achieve. “Their ignorance or indifference should be challenged and exposed,” Clements said of the hospital. “It’s community money,” he said. Moving problems downstream Legally, the constriction can’t be removed because that would be moving a flood problem downstream to Stevens Creek, Rouhani said, although that’s ostensibly what happened when the diversion channel was built. Rouhani confirmed that there’s a portion of Stevens Creek, just north of El Camino Real, which now has less than half the capacity it would need in a 100-year flood. It would need to flow 8,300 cubic feet per second, but can carry only 3,800 cubic feet per second. While Permanente Creek’s alleged flood problems have been discussed over many years

in dozens of meetings in Mountain View, little has been said of Stevens Creek’s problems. Water district engineer Liang Xu said they water district did not have a flood map for Stevens Creek. “They are working on the wrong watershed,” Clements said of the Permanente Creek flood project, funded with $34 million from the Clean, Safe Creeks Natural Flood Protection Plan approved by voters in 2000. As much as $15 million from another fund has already been spent on its design. Despite the water district’s obligation to fulfill the promise of the 2000 bond measure, the real fix is still needed on Stevens Creek, Clements said. “They have to do that anyways.” Brian Schmidt, Mountain View’s representative on the water district board, couldn’t say why a fix for Stevens Creek wasn’t part of the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection measure which county voters approved in 2012 for flood projects throughout the county. “I don’t know if anyone has worked the numbers on how much it would cost to fix Stevens Creek,” Schmidt said. “In another 12 years we’ll come back again,” for another ballot measure, Schmidt said. “Depending on how it costs out, I could see it on the list.” ‘Political engineering’ Council member Jac Siegel, a retired aerospace engineer, called the Permanente flood protection project an example of “political engineering.” “I agree with Jerry, I really do,” Siegel said. “The problem is there (on Stevens Creek) — it’s not really Permanente Creek,” Siegel said. “If they just made a fix over on Stevens Creek, I think the prob-

lem will more or less go away.” Siegel remembers the diversion channel being advertised as the fix for Permanente Creek’s flooding problem in the 1950s. He was the sole opponent on the council when the McKelvey Park flood basin was recently approved by the City Council as part of the project. Rouhani said that even with adequate flow through the diversion channel and Stevens Creek, there is still a potential for flooding near McKelvey Park, caused by Hale Creek. Hale Creek dumps into Permanante Creek near the park, where an 18-foot deep basin is planned to catch excess flows from Hale Creek — 300 to 400 feet per second in a 100-year flood, he said. Mayor John Inks also went on Clements’ tour of the Permanente Creek, but said he wasn’t convinced that a McKelvey Park flood basin isn’t necessary. “It came down to finally making a decision on McKelvey,” Inks said. “Part of this is we’re getting new (baseball) fields, much better lights, new trees and we’re getting a neighborhood park,” he said of the new $9 million park reconstruction to be paid for by the water district. Siegel said that he believes the whole flood protection project is in jeopardy if the board of supervisors doesn’t approve the Rancho San Antonio flood basin on Tuesday. “If Rancho does not get approved by the county, the project is probably off,” Siegel said. Rouhani said the water district board would have to make the call. “It’s possible they might want to do a limited project,” he said. V

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award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder,” City Manager Dan Rich told the council Tuesday before a vote to extend the contract. The move made little sense to resident Christina Peck, whose involvement with two local cat rescue groups drew her attention to the situation. “We did not hear of the council meeting by reading the San Jose Post Record, we learned of the meetings by reading the Mountain View Voice,” Peck said of the animal control ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting. “Not all residents are computer savvy, have internet access or the time or interest to track issues via the city’s website. I urge you to award the contract for legal advertising to the Mountain View Voice. I’ll bet its readership far exceeds the number of people who subscribe to the city’s emails. The city’s charter requires notices in a ‘general circulation newspaper’ — I

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don’t believe the San Jose Post Record fits that bill.” Marina Marinovich, who has led efforts to save the city’s historic “Immigrant House” told the council to advertise their meeting agendas in the Voice on Fridays so people would know “what you guys were going to be talking about the next week, that would be very helpful for everybody.” According to a city staff report, advertising notices in the Voice would cost $3,590 a year, $790 more a year than the $2,800 the Post Record charges for the service. In comparison, the San Francisco Chronicle would charge the city $11,976 a year. Cost issues aside, Rich said using the Voice “would be very problematic logistically.” The City Council agenda is “not finalized until Thursday. The paper (The Voice) comes out that day — that just wouldn’t work.” A solution suggested by Rich is for the Voice to “post the agenda online as a community service on Friday. We’d be happy to discuss that with them.” The city does use the print version of the Voice for running the occasional notice for major projects. Council member and lawyer Mike Kasperzak pushed the council to extend the contract with the Post Record. “The charter requires us to, it’s not a decision,” Kasperzak said. “We have to use the lowest responsible bidder. If we want to change the charter, we have to have the voters vote on it.” City Clerk Laurie Brewer told the Voice that staff members prefer the deadline flexibility of the Post Record, which publishes five days a week. To Peck, the additional cost and inconvenience to city staff of using a more widely read paper for such notices is “a very small price to pay for having an informed public — it’s trivial.” Email Daniel DeBolt at

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MVHS during Vargas’ time at the school and has remained close to Vargas over the years. Hyland, who told the Voice she would be at the AFI Docs festival to see “Documented,” said she knows the filming of the documentary has taken a toll on Vargas. “It’s a tough conversation,” she said. “It’s a must-have conversation.” She said she is confident that Vargas is committed to doing as much as he can to make sure that the conversation takes place. “I’m proud of him,” Hyland said. Barry Groves, superintendent of the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District, was

‘We have many Jose Vargases in our school system right now.’ SUPERINTENDENT BARRY GROVES

not working for the district when Vargas discovered he had a fake green card. Groves said Vargas’ story resonates with him just the same. “I’m very much in favor of Jose’s efforts,” Groves said. The superintendent said he isn’t sure of the exact numbers, as MVLA’s programs are “blind to documentation status.” But, Groves said he is sure there are students in his district who are currently dealing with the same challenges. “We have many Jose Vargases in our school system right now.” While MVLA has not taken an official stance on the issue, Groves said he is personally in favor of supporting students like Vargas any way he can. Students who are living in the U.S. illegally have come to this country “through no fault of their own,” Groves said. Groves said he is proud his district was able to give Vargas the support he needed to make it

to college and succeed as a journalist. Vargas received assistance from the MVLA Community Scholars program, which helped him to attend San Francisco State University. The MVLA Community Scholars program has only grown since it helped Vargas, Groves said, and the program will continue to help students regardless of their backgrounds. “I think we have a moral obligation to these people — particularly the younger people.” During a talk at Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theatre back in November of 2012, Vargas discussed meeting people who were openly hostile toward him while he was making his documentary. They told him he did not belong here, that he should go home — back where he came from. But that’s the problem, according to Vargas. For him America is his home and he can’t imagine living anywhere else. Katherine Pantangco was among the very first to learn Vargas’ secret. Before the New York Times Magazine ran his essay, “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant,” Vargas visited the Oracle, Mountain View High School’s student newspaper and told Pantangco and her classmates about his intention to publicly disclose his status. Since Vargas first visited the Oracle, Pantangco, who is also Filipino, said she has become a part of the journalist’s “Mountain View family.” And while she is an American citizen, she said she knows people who have faced the same struggles Vargas has. She hopes that the documentary will help bring a human face to the immigration debate. “We can read about immigration in the newspaper, but when we see this story, just focusing on one family, that will help humanize it,” she said. Pantangco said she feels the those who view immigrants as the enemy might change their mind if they were able to see how families are torn apart as a result of current immigration law. “We forget it’s about people,” she said. V


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ast week, the City Council supported adding $50,000 to next year’s library budget for new books, CDs, and DVDs and other materials, restoring cuts made in 2009. This onetime bump helps, but the city’s per capita spending on library materials will still be lower than that of comparable cities. The library’s materials budget took a $50,000 hit in the 200910 fiscal year, a cut that’s been carried through ever since. Last year, the library budget included $449,250 for materials and supplies, according to Roseanne Macek, library services director. Even with this year’s rosier revenue projections, council members were hesitant to restore the $50,000 for more than a onetime basis, voting 6-0 to approve the funding for next year only. For a city with a proposed budget of $97.5 million, restoring this $50,000 isn’t going to break the bank. Books and other media, especially e-books, aren’t getting any cheaper. After four years of budget cuts, the library’s collection needs a bigger boost. There are a few areas that need help, Macek said: getting more copies of popular new books and DVDs; replacing battered old DVDs, especially in the children’s collection; and getting

more e-book titles. Of course, libraries offer far more than just a place to borrow books and movies. It’s no stretch to say that there’s something for everyone at the library. Every month there’s an array of free events at the Mountain View Library, from bilingual story times, teen and children’s programs to book groups and classes. But beyond all that, libraries offer something more, something that continues to be valuable even in this digital age of instant gratification in the search for information. A library is a tangible storehouse of our collective knowledge. It’s a place to discover new worlds, pursue new interests and simply lose yourself in a good book. Scrolling through Amazon’s website is no replacement for wandering the stacks of a well-stocked library, pulling out a volume at random, and discovering a great read. Rather than nickel-and-dime this widely used community asset, the City Council should be looking for ways to enhance it. The new budget’s $50,000 boost is a good start, one we hope council members will see fit to further augment in the coming years.

Animal control law not up to scratch



he recent flap over the proposed animal control ordinance is a good lesson in the perils of allowing interest groups to write legislation. The model ordinance provided by the Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority has a number of flaws. The new rules would require cats to get annual rabies shots and to wear collars with metal license tags at all times, theoretically to improve a cat’s chances of being reunited with its family if it is picked up by animal control. Anyone who’s ever kept a cat doubtlessly has a lot of opinions about the near-impossibility of keeping a collar on a cat. There may be some tractable felines in the world who will gladly keep a collar on, but for many cat owners, it’s an endless task that would make even Sisyphus blench.

By Christina Peck

Last year, the City of Mountain View awarded the city’s contract for animal services to the Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA). Animal services include the pickup of dead animals, animal control (animals running at large, vicious dogs, dog bites, barking dogs complaints), dog licensing, and the taking in and sheltering of stray animals. Prior to this, Mountain View contracted with Palo Alto Animal Services; SVACA became our shelter on November 2, 2012. At the June 4 City Council meeting, SVACA proposed a completely new animal ordinance to replace the current code. When it came time for public comment, only 3 people

spoke — mostly on proposed changes to bee-keeping. Quite shocking, given that the new ordinance, at 85 pages, impacts about one in three households, and imposes regulations, fees, permits and licensing requirements on individuals, businesses and animal rescuers and organizations. For example, cat owners would be required to purchase a license for their cats, and have them vaccinated against rabies. SVACA claims that licensing would increase the number of lost cats reclaimed by their owners, but the cat would have to be wearing a collar with the license tag. Anybody who owns a cat knows that keeping a collar on a cat is unrealistic. The reason there was no Continued on next page


CAN’T SUPPORT MIDDLE SCHOOL AUDITORIUMS I find I can’t really justify, to the taxpayers, voting for two large auditoriums at the Mountain View Whisman district’s middle schools. Spending onequarter of the facilities budget for one big-ticket item now makes no sense to me, when the

equivalent high school auditoriums require two staff positions (at $200,000). That’s the equivalent of diverting two full-time teacher positions. I was skeptical when this first came before the Mountain View Whisman board and I abstained. With more information, I now Continued on next page

If the impetus is truly to return cats to their owners, microchips, not collars and tags, are the obvious solution. Feline rescue groups have spotted other flaws, including the problems that would face caretakers of feral cats, who have no owners. Of course, cat license provisions are not the only problem with this poorly vetted ordinance. Banning dogs from city property, with the exception of dog parks and training facilities? How did that one slip by? The council rightly responded by sending this back to the drawing board, after hearing from an outraged group of pet owners. With much-needed public scrutiny and plenty of input, a revised ordinance should emerge that won’t cause fur to fly. June 21, 2013 ■ Mountain View Voice ■ ■



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firmly want to “right-size” these to $2.5 million performance spaces. As a former trustee recently wrote to the school board, “I’m concerned about the four classrooms that fell below the funding line for Graham’s renovation (the replacement wing for the portables being removed). To the extent that money can be saved along the way and cost can be brought down ...” Right-sizing performing arts spending, so it is not 12 times the technology spending, is one way of bring costs down. Steven Nelson Trustee, Mountain View Whisman School District

MORE FLIGHTS AT MOFFETT? The Voice has reported that the federal government is requesting proposals from private entities to fix up Hangar One at Moffett Field and operate the airfield — limiting flights to 17,000 per year by non-commercial jets that are quieter than most. Currently, there are under 2,000 flights per year. Flights could increase from an average of 6 to 50 per day. This looks like a potentially disastrous deal for

the residents of Mountain View and Sunnyvale. Personally, while I think Hangar One is impressive, I have plenty of hangers in my closets. What’s important is protecting our communities from noisy take-offs and landings at all hours. Gary Wesley Continental Circle

TRACKING CITY COUNCIL’S VOTES It would be so helpful to Mountain View residents if you will have a column showcasing how the city council voted on different topics and agendas. Without that knowledge it’s hard to know who to vote for and who to vote against in the future. Nona Myers Isabelle Avenue

COUNCIL HESITANT TO BOOST LIBRARY FUNDING Once again the Mountain View City Council has turned its back on the residents of Mountain View. They are willing to pay exorbitant salaries and pensions but aren’t willing to commit $50,000 a year for the citizens Mountain View. Konrad Sosnow Trophy Drive

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public outcry at this initial reading of the ordinance is clearly because no one knew about it. The new ordinance was placed on the council’s consent agenda, to be voted on at the June 11 meeting without public debate. Public notice of the proposed ordinance and the ensuing vote was made by posting a notice in the San Jose Post Record, a legal journal read only by attorneys. If you or I wanted to read it, we would have to buy a subscription costing $145 per year. This explains why no one knew of the new animal ordinance! Why didn’t our council recognize the impact of the new ordinance, and question why there was so little public comment? Fortunately, residents did learn — at the very last minute — of the new ordinance and upcoming vote from the Voice. At the June 11 council meeting, residents showed up in force to speak against the new ordinance. To their credit, the council members, surprised at the outcry, handed city staff a laundry list of important issues to research,

and postponed action on the ordinance until fall. Many sections of the ordinance affect rescuers and rescue organizations. The majority of animal rescue work in Mountain View is done by private individuals and rescue groups, unbeknownst to SVACA. Every day, rescuers get calls/emails from the public asking for help: they’ve found a litter of kittens, need help getting their animals spayed/ neutered, they’re moving and can no longer keep their pet, or they’ve found an abandoned animal. Rescuers respond, and pay for any veterinary care out of their own pockets. To impose regulations and fees on those doing the work is just plain wrong. And it doesn’t work: people go underground and become suspicious of animal control, and any trust between the shelter and rescue groups is destroyed. Speaking of trust, we’re off to a rocky start with SVACA. Several locations on their website (and brochures obtained in their lobby) clearly state that Mountain View residents must license their cats and vaccinate them against rabies, even though this is not required by the current code. How many

licenses have already been purchased by MV residents? Any fees that have been paid should be refunded. Let’s face it, if the Voice hadn’t publicized the new ordinance, the council would have simply voted to pass it in its entirety, without further public comment or consideration, in a show of solidarity with SVACA. SVACA wrote the ordinance and clearly benefits from its rapid enactment: any fees generated go to SVACA, not Mountain View. The citizens of Mountain View clearly deserve better. I proposed the council appoint a working group of residents and established rescue groups with direct knowledge of animal issues to review the ordinance and its impact on all of us. The group would report its findings to the council, and work with city staff to craft a new, equitable animal ordinance. City staff has neither the time nor expertise to provide such input, and may simply defer to SVACA. Christina Peck, a Mountain View resident and founder of the Stanford Cat Network and Fat Cat Rescue, has been active in animal welfare for over 25 years.


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nstead of using “best” or “sincerely,” Becky Sunseri signs off on emails with such phrases as “Three Cheers for Ice Cream,” or “Still Cheering for Ice Cream.” A mini cupcake charm hangs on her key ring. She arrives at an interview on a recent afternoon with freshly baked TCHO chocolate and sea-salt cookies in her purse. Needless to say, ice cream and baked goods are her thing. Sunseri, a former Facebook pastry chef with a degree in nutritional science from Cornell University, merged these two sweet worlds in a newly opened artisan ice cream shop, Tin Pot Creamery, at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto. At Tin Pot, everything — the ice cream, the toppings, the cones, the baked good add-ins — are made inhouse with locally grown, organic ingredients. The 18-flavor menu is threetiered, split into smooth ice creams (anything that doesn’t have any addins, such as Earl Grey or vanillabean ice cream), light mix-ins (such as toasted coconut with real pieces of toasted coconut, or fresh mint chip with Tin Pot’s house-made chocolate chips mixed in) and what Sunseri calls “premium inclusion flavors.” Those include cheesecake with dark cherries and almond toffee, bourbon with oatmeal pecan cookies and, one of Sunseri’s favorites, Earl Grey tea with shortbread. “I’m really particular about flavor,” said Sunseri, a bubbly 27-yearold whose excitement level visibly rises as she talks about ice cream. “I really think that if something is called strawberry, it should taste so much like real strawberries. Or if it’s called coffee, you should get hit with coffee.” She elaborated on Tin Pot’s coffee ice cream, which has a deceptively light color. “But then you taste it and it’s like POW! It’s coffee.” Continued on next page

Cheesecake with cherries ice cream is one of Tin Pot Creamery’s premium flavors. The new ice cream shop is slated to open in Palo Alto this month.

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Sunseri said the shop’s menu will feature a core of nine staple ice cream flavors and that the other nine will be rotated out depending on the season, what ingredients are available and what customers want. She added that there will always be one vegan flavor, one sorbet and gluten-free options. Tin Pot is open to suggestions, said Sunseri, hoping that customer feedback and flavor suggestions will help shape the menu. And beyond frozen treats,

customers can find cones made in-house (and made directly in front of customers at the shop), all-natural toppings, decadent sauces, a selection of baked goods made by Sunseri, coffee from San Francisco’s Four Barrel Coffee, and affogatos — a scoop of vanilla ice cream (made from Mexican vanilla beans) doused in a shot of espresso. Tin Pot represents a longawaited goal for Sunseri: to open her own brick-and-mortar ice cream shop in Town & Country, specifically.

Left: Owner Becky Sunseri scoops strawberry shortcake ice cream into a bowl at her soon-to-open shop. Above: A scoop of Four Barrel coffee ice cream with cocoa nibs rests in a house-made cone.


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In 2008, Sunseri moved from her home state of Illinois to San Francisco with her then-boyfriend, now her husband. She took a job in sales and client operations at a startup. “Very quickly I realized it wasn’t the right fit,� she said of the job. “I just missed being creative. And I didn’t even know that was something that I needed so much in my life until I didn’t have it.� So she started volunteering for the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and eventually started taking night and weekend pastry classes at Tante Marie’s Cooking School. “I just felt like something lit inside of me there,� she said. “I didn’t go into it intending like, ‘Oh, this is what I’m going to do for a career.’ I just went into it needing something in my life that was exciting. About halfway through I realized I wanted to try to make it work.� After finishing pastry school, Sunseri worked as an intern at Noe Valley Bakery in San Francisco and launched her first business venture, selling baked goods to local coffee shops. She remembers taking Caltrain down to one such shop in Redwood City, terrified that someone would trample or sit on her carefully




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8FFLFOE would receive a desired number of quarts each month ($18 per quart or $32 for two), leaving the flavor choices in Sunseri’s hands. She delivered all the ice cream herself, spending 13 hours in San Francisco one day, she said. Amy Wang and her fiance, Skot York, both Menlo Park residents with “tremendous sweet tooths,� were early Tin Pot delivery recipients. They met Becky through a mutual friend who worked at Facebook at the time. “We asked Becky early on to keep us in the loop so that we would know when her ice cream would be available,� Wang said. “When she tested the delivery concept, there was no question that we would sign up for it.� Deliveries, along with a small catering service, were halted earlier this year so Sunseri could focus on opening the brickand-mortar store, but she said she hopes to re-start both once they’re settled in Palo Alto.

Wang said that Tin Pot’s brickand-mortar arrival holds extra significance in an area that she said lacks quality, fun ice cream shops. It’s also separated from the rest in flavor and care. “(Becky’s) flavor combinations have hit the mark every time and I find that I don’t actually have to eat a lot of the ice cream to feel satisfied because of how creamy the ice cream is and how intricate the flavors are,� Wang said. “It’s just really, really good ice cream and you can tell how much care goes into it.� Though Sunseri is a flavor perfectionist, she said some of her best concoctions have been created as a result of breaking the rules. She says that each flavor has its own story, and posts as many of those as she can on her blog. One of her favorites is “The Unlikely Tale of Salted Butterscotch Ice Cream.� Sunseri — at this point still conducting science-like dessert

experiments in her kitchen at home in Los Altos — had planned to make salted caramel ice cream, but she ran out of white sugar. The next best thing she had on hand? Brown sugar. “I had been told, and I knew, that if you add cream and brown sugar it can curdle. It can be a mess. I did it anyway. And that’s the way that I got this amazing flavor — by breaking the rules in order to create something that’s really powerful.� N I N F O R M AT I O N Tin Pot Creamery is scheduled to open later this month in the Town & Country Village at 865 El Camino Real #120, Palo Alto. The opening date was not available at press time. For updates, check the store’s website, www. or the Tin Pot Creamery Facebook page.


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constructed tartlets. But a solo baking and delivery business was unsustainable, so Sunseri eventually headed to Facebook to work with her mentor and the company’s executive pastry chef, Shannon Griffin. She moved to Los Altos with her husband and worked at Facebook for two years, planning menus a month in advance and baking hundreds of different desserts every day. In a chance meeting at Facebook with her now-business partner (who wishes to remain anonymous), Sunseri said they talked for two-and-a-half hours about ice cream, swapping stories about driving up to San Francisco for the sole purpose of eating ice cream. Tin Pot, named for the

first recorded receptacle used to make ice cream, was born. “We decided that we wanted to take some of the concepts from the city and bring them here, but then also make it really for this area — so make it familyfriendly and have really great ice cream and baked goods that people can just feel good about eating,� she said. “It’s wholesome, but still a treat.� However, getting a space at Town & Country, which Sunseri had long lusted after for its accessibility, location and vibe, proved difficult. So she and her business partner launched a monthly delivery service. From San Francisco to San Jose, ice cream lovers

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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 lost in the sci-fi morass. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and disturbing images. One hour, 40 minutes. — T.H.


Are we headed in the wrong direction? A collective called The East thinks so, and its members believe corporations are taking us there through “worldwide terrorism.” And so, The East commits eco-terrorism against Western corporations. That’s the

setup for suspense thriller “The East,” directed by Zal Batmanglij and co-written by Batmanglij and star Brit Marling. Marling plays Jane Owen, a fomer counterterrorist agent for the FBI who now lends her expertise to the private sector. As an operative for the private intelligence firm Hiller Brood (headed by Patricia Clarkson’s Sharon), Jane infiltrates eco-terrorist groups and gathers intelligence to share with law enforcement as they dismantle the groups. That’s all well and good for the ambitious and devoutly Christian Jane until she gets in with The East, whose anarchism seems more reasoned to her the longer she spends in their company. This is a form of Stockholm Syndrome, yes, but perhaps something more as she sees the legitimate appeal of the group’s intimacy and depth of belief, and the undeniable, unanswered crimes of the corporate executives they target. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence, disturbing images, sexual content and nudity. One hour, 56 minutes. — P.C.

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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 excitement, and rips off every tiny-people yarn from “The Borrowers” to “Ferngully: The Last Rainforest.” But there are 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.


It would be easy to have a knee-jerk reaction to Baz Luhrmann’s 3D “The Great Gatsby.” But there’s no accounting for taste. As on the page, one Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) tells the tale of his friendship with nouveau riche millionaire Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), whose larger-than-life lifestyle suggests a uniquely American facade. Gatsby lives in the hope of reclaiming lost love Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan), now married to Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). Their Jazz Age tale plays out in Long Island, with Gatsby’s shoreside West Egg mansion positioned to overlook the Buchanans’ East Egg property, its dock’s green beacon a symbol of Gatsby’s hope. For the drama to be effective, one must buy into these characters as real people. While we can understand Gatsby as head-over-heels lover and all-American con artist, Carraway as a destined-for-disillusionment hero-worshipper, and Daisy as a tragic, tragedy-inducing wastrel, Luhrmann directs his actors in ways that hold them at a distance from us. The overkill plays less as bold art and more as lack of trust in the source material. As Nick says of one of Gatsby’s parties, “It’s like an amusement park.” Exactly, old sport. Rated PG-13 for violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and language. Two hours, 23 minutes. — P.C.


Google goes Hollywood in “The Internship,” an intermittently amusing but mostly strained feature-length commercial for the tech giant that reteams “Wedding Crashers” Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. The stars play laid-off watch salesmen who shoot the moon by applying for an internship at Google, despite their lack of knowledge about technology. Naturally, Google accepts the pair, overlooking that these fools qualify as college students only by a hasty enrollment in the online University of Phoenix. Although Vaughn’s riffing skills remain in fine form, as do Wilson’s, the story makes every obvious choice. The script also happily tells flagrant lies about how technological idiots could thrive in such a competition by learning programming in less than a month, or cramming enough study about Gmail in one night to man a helpline the next day. The production spent five days shooting at Google’s Mountain View campus, but mostly shot on replica sets at the Georgia Institute of Technology. It’s an effective simulacrum, and so, in a way, is the movie, which pushes a root-for-the-underdog vibe so sunny one might almost forget that 95 percent of the young interns who fear uncertain futures will be shown the door. Rated PG-13 for sexuality, some crude humor, partying and language. One hour, 59 minutes. — P.C.

NMOVIETIMES Showtimes are for Friday through Sunday unless otherwise noted. Sunday movie times for the Century 16 were not available by press time, with a few exceptions listed below. For other times, as well as reviews and trailers, go to

After Earth (PG-13) ( Century 16: 10:35 a.m. Century 20: 12:05 p.m. Before Midnight (R) Century 20: 1:50, 7:05 p.m. Guild Theatre: 1:15, 4, 7, 9:45 p.m. The Bling Ring (R) Century 20: 11:05 a.m. & 1:20, 3:35, 5:50, 8:05, 10:20 p.m. Palo Alto Square: 2, 4:30, 7:25 p.m. Fri-Sat also at 9:50 p.m. Drum Corps International (DCI) tour premiere (Not Rated) Century 16: Mon 6:30 p.m. The East (PG-13) ((( Palo Alto Square: 1:30, 4:15, 7:15 p.m. Fri-Sat also at 9:50 p.m. Epic (PG) ((( Century 16: 9:10 a.m. & 2:25, 7:30 p.m. In 3D 11:50 a.m. & 4:55, 10:05 p.m. Century 20: 10:50 a.m. & 6:55 p.m. In 3D 1:30, 4:05, 9:25 p.m. Fast & Furious 6 (PG-13) Century 20: 11 a.m. & 1:55, 4:50, 7:50, 10:45 p.m. Fill the Void (PG) Aquarius Theatre: 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8, 10:15 p.m. The Great Gatsby (PG-13) (( Century 16: 10:40 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Century 20: 6:15 p.m. In 3D 11:45 a.m. The Internship (PG-13) (( Century 16: 11:05 a.m. & 1:50, 4:50, 7:45, 10:30 p.m. Century 20: Fri-Sat 10:55 a.m. & 2, 4:45, 7:40, 10:30 p.m. Sun 7:40, 10:30 p.m. Iron Man 3 (PG-13) ((( Century 20: 3:30 p.m. In 3D 9:30 p.m. The Kings of Summer (R) Century 16: 9:40 a.m. & 12:05, 2:30, 5:20, 7:50, 10:20 p.m. Man of Steel (PG-13) ((( Century 16: 9 a.m. & 12:30, 2:05, 3:50, 7:15, 8:50, 10:40 p.m. In 3D 9:50 & 11:30 a.m. & 1:20, 2:55, 4:40, 6:20, 8:05, 9:50, 11:30 p.m. Century 20: 10:35 a.m. & 12:20, 1:45, 5, 6:40, 8:15, 9:55 p.m. In 3D 10 & 11:10 a.m. & 1:05, 2:20, 3, 4:15, 5:35, 7:30, 8:55, 10:45 p.m. Monsters University (G) Century 16: Fri-Sat 9 & 11 a.m. & noon & 2, 5, 8, 10:45 p.m. (Fri-Sat also at 12:01 a.m.) In 3D 10 a.m. & 1, 3, 4, 7, 10 p.m. Sun 10 a.m. & 1, 4, 7, 10 p.m. Century 20: 10:20 & 11:20 a.m. & 1, 3:45, 4:35, 6:25, 9:05 p.m. In 3D 12:15, 2, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:15 p.m. Much Ado About Nothing (PG-13) (((1/2 Aquarius Theatre: 1, 4, 7, 9:45 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m. & 1:55, 4:35, 7:20, 10 p.m. Now You See Me (PG-13) (( Century 16: 10:20 a.m. & 1:30, 4:15, 7:20, 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 10:50 a.m. & 1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 10:10 p.m. The Purge (R) Century 20: 11:15 a.m. & 4:25 & 9:50 p.m. Roman Holiday (1953) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: 7:30 p.m. Sat-Sun also at 3:15 p.m. Sabrina (1954) (Not Rated) (( Stanford Theatre: 5:25 & 9:40 p.m. Schindler’s List (1993) (R) Century 16: Sun 2 p.m. Century 20: Fri 2 p.m. Sat 2 p.m. Sun 2 p.m. Mon 2 p.m. Tue 2 p.m. Star Trek: Into Darkness (PG-13) ((( Century 16: 1:05, 4:05, 7:25 p.m. In 3D 10:05 a.m. & 10:25 p.m. Century 20: 1:40 & 7:45 p.m. In 3D 10:40 a.m. & 4:45 & 10:50 p.m. This Is The End (R) ((1/2 Century 16: 9:15 & 11:55 a.m. & 1:25, 2:45, 4:05, 5:25, 7:05, 8:20, 9:55, 11 p.m. Century 20: 11 a.m. & 1:35, 2:45, 4:10, 5:25, 6:50, 8:05, 9:40, 10:40 p.m. World War Z (PG-13) Century 16: Fri-Sat 11:10 a.m. & 2:10, 5:10, 8:10, 9, 11 p.m. & 12:01 a.m. In 3D 10:10 a.m. & 1:10, 4:10, 6, 7:10, 10:10 p.m. Sun 3D 10:10 a.m. & 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 10:30 a.m. & 1:15, 4, 6:45, 7:15, 9:35 p.m. In 3D 10:05 p.m. In XD 11:40 a.m. & 2:25, 5:10, 8, 10:50 p.m.

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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 through June 29. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.

BENEFITS ‘The Best of the Follies’ Los Altos Follies, the annual benefit for Los Altos Stage Company (formerly Bus Barn Stage Company) presents “20 Songs for 20 Years!” a retrospective to celebrate the 20th anniversary gala in the fall. June 23, 5 p.m. $70 for preferred seating. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS ‘Don’t Smash That Bug!’ Master gardener Candace Simpson speaks on recognizing beneficial insects in one’s vegetable garden. June 25, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road,, Los Altos. Call 408-282-3105. ‘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. ‘What do you want to do in your native plant garden?’ This presentation will walk participants through the first stage of the design process -- creating a program for a native plant garden. June 26, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-948-7683. Foothill College July-Start Summer Session Registration Foothill College’s “July-Start” summer session runs July 1-Aug. 11. Register online through June 30 at www.foothill. edu. Online and on-campus classes are available. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-7325. reg/summer13.php 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 Kung Fu for Kids & ‘Little Dragons’ “Kujiweza Kung Fu for Kids” is a life skills and martial arts training program for children ages 6-11. June 18-August 29, 3:30-4:30 p.m. $225 residents; $259 non-residents. Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlfield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650463-4900. Life Drawing Open Studio In these ongoing, year-round drop-in classes, participants can draw from live models. No formal instruction, work with other students and artists. Bring own supplies. Option to purchase punch card for 10 sessions. Mondays are Short/Med Pose; Wednesdays, Long Pose. See website for more info. Running until December 30, Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m. $7 per session/$60 for

10 sessions. Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

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

COMMUNITY EVENTS Living History at Rengstorff House Mountain View 19th century living will be revisited at Rengstorff House. Exhibits include Victorian play-day activities, apricot drying, master gardening, lace tatting and wool spinning. June 30, 1-4 p.m. Free. Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View. rengstorff. TimeBank International Cafe Cooking Class Come see the Bay Area TimeBank in action at the “International Cafe” cooking class. Individuals or groups will be teaching cultural recipes including drinks, main courses, appetizers, desserts, etc., after which everyone will be eating. June 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Historic Adobe House, 157 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View. TimeBank Orientation Session Attend this orientation to learn how TimeBank works. TimeBank is a local community bank that keeps track of time. For every hour spent doing something for someone in the community, participants earn one hour to use to have someone do something for them. Learn how to create service offers and requests and discover opportunities for exchanging services with other people in the community. At the end, there will be an opportunity to sign up for the service. June 23, 5:30-8 p.m. Free. Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St., 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. www. Circus Dance Camp, ages 3-5 At each themed mini-camp dancers will have a dance class with a professional teacher, do a craft, play games and listen to stories, as well as have a snack. (Another session is scheduled for kids ages 6-8 from July 16-July 18, 1-3 p.m.) July 16-18, 10 a.m.-noon. $85. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way Suite B, Mountain View. Call 650-861-0650. 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 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 . Jazz/Acro/Modern Dance Camp Dancers ages 9-17 focus on technique and improving their stretching while learning new combinations. July 8-12, 1-3 p.m. $135. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way Suite B, Mountain View. Call 650-861-0650. Musical Theater Dance Camp Dancers ages 9-17 have a week to work on musicaltheater techniques: dancing, singing and auditionpreparation. July 29-Aug. 2, 1-3 p.m. $135. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way Suite B, Mountain View. Call 650-861-0650.


24th Annual Summer Picnic The Mountain View Senior Center is hosting its 24th Annual Summer Picnic. A ticket will get attendees lunch (vegetarian option is available) and a raffle ticket. Picnic games for fun or to win raffle tickets. July 2, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $4 advance; $6 day of picnic. Rengstorff Park BBQ area, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330. 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. Summer Concert Series Linden Tree Books hosts their summer concert series, featuring special guests on Wednesday mornings. Attending families can donate new books, which will be given to Reading Partners, a local literacy organization. June 19-August 14, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos. Call 650-949-3390.

FILM ‘Orchestra of Exiles’ From Academy Awardnominated director Josh Aronson, “Orchestra of Exiles” tells the story of Bronislaw Huberman, the Polish violinist who rescued famous musicians from Nazi Germany and then created the Palestine Philharmonic. June 28, 7:30 p.m. Free. Campbell Recital Hall, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. music.

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. www.

NHIGHLIGHT SHORELINE FAMILY KITE DAY Shoreline at Mountain View hosts a Family Kite Day featuring kite-making crafts activities for the first 100 participants, expert kite demonstrations, a miniature kites display, food/beverage sales and more. Single string kites only. Parking in E Lot. June 23, 1-4 p.m. Free. Shoreline at Mountain View - Kite Flying Area, Mountain View.

OATS Open House The El Camino Hospital’s Older Event Transition Services (OATS) is holding an open house with a one-on-one tour with a staff member or volunteer. Attendees can also learn about the program and services, how to sign up for the OATS program and receive information regarding anxiety and depression in the older adult population. There will also be live music and light refreshments. June 26, 3-7 p.m. Free. OATS, 2660 Grant Road Suite D, Mountain View. www.

LIVE MUSIC Folk-blues Fingerpicking Acoustic guitarist Mokai will perform original songs and blues by the likes of Mississippi John Hurt and Dave Van Ronk. June 29, 8-10:45 p.m. Free. Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View. www. Wine Tasting Night & Live Acoustic Flamenco Guitar Morocco’s Restaurant will hosting a wine tasting night with five wines from five different regions of the world (three-ounce pours for $15). An acoustic guitar performance will begin at 7 p.m. June 27, 5-10 p.m. Free. Morocco’s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-968-1502.

ON STAGE ‘Wild With Happy’ TheatreWorks presents a new play, “Wild With Happy,” by awardwinning 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. www.

OUTDOORS Palo Alto Yoga Day Palo Alto Yoga Day is an open-air, community yoga practice that celebrates the summer solstice. June 21, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Rinconada Bowl, Rinconada Park, 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-308-9747. www.

RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY Insight Meditation South Bay Shaila Catherine and guest teachers lead a weekly Insight Meditation sitting followed by a talk on Buddhist teachings. Tuesdays through August 13, 7:30-9 p.m. Free (donations accepted). St. Timothy’s/ Edwards Hall, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View. Call 650-857-0904.

SENIORS SVILC Housing Search and Assistance This two-hour workshop will provide an overview of the Silicon Valley Independent Living Center’s services to the cross-disability community in Santa Clara County. It will focus on how SVILC can assist with housing search and assistance, as well as other services related to securing integrated, affordable and accessible housing. June 27, 1-2 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330.

SUPPORT GROUPS EDRC Support Group This group is designed to offer support and local resources to family and friends who have a loved one suffering from an eating disorder. Groups are open/drop-in and confidential. Held twice per month, every second and fourth Saturday of the month. June 22-28, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road, Conference Room A, Mountain View. Call 408-356-1212.

TALKS/AUTHORS ‘Standout Performers: How Exceptional Companies Think’ Find out what makes standout companies different at this Churchill Club program, with Deloitte’s Michael Raynor and Mumtaz Ahmed. June 26, 7:30-9 a.m. Churchill Club Members, $25; Nonmembers, $45. Fenwick & West, 801 California St., Mountain View. Call 408-265-0130. Chad Crittenden Chad Crittenden, a cancer survivor and contestant on the TV show “Survivor,” talks about facing challenges with optimism to get desired outcomes. June 26, 6:30-9 p.m. $10. Samovar Conference Hall, 1077 Independence Ave., Mountain View. Open-Cancer-Network/

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245 Miscellaneous AT&T U-Verse for just $29/mo! BUNDLE & SAVE with AT&T Internet+Phone+TV and get a FREE pre-paid Visa Card! (Select plans). HURRY, CALL NOW! 800-319-3280 (Cal-SCAN) DirecTV Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Call Now! Triple savings! $636.00 in Savings, Free upgrade to Genie & 2013 NFL Sunday ticket free!! Start saving today! 1-800-291-0350 (Cal-SCAN)

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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 Customer Service Person wanted for busy Cafe in Los Altos The candidate would have to be able to take orders on a POS, make Espresso drinks and serve food as well as close the cafe at night. Pay is per hour plus tips. Please send me your resume with the days you would like to work. Engineer QuinStreet Inc seeks QA Engr in Foster City, CA to prfrm tstng. BS in CS, Info Sys, or rltd + 3 yrs qa exp. Exp w/ grey box tstng. Exp wrtng tst plns, tst case, & custom tst scrpt. 2 yrs automtn exp. Exp w/ bug wrtg & dcmntn. Exp tstng web basd apps. Exp tstng on Windows pltfrm & MacOS. Exp w/ dbs intgrtn utlzng JDBC. Exp w/ SQL & Oracle. Exp wrtg perf tst plans & dvlpng tst scens to ensure perf & sclblty of prod. Exp executing automtn & perf tsts, & mntrng dbs & srvr actvy while anlyzng & rptng rslt. Exp w/ src ctrl sftw. Exp w/ auto tstng tools & dfct trkg tools. Auth to wrk in U.S. Send cover ltr & resume to SALES ASSOCIATE (PALO ALTO) Technology Hewlett-Packard Company is accepting resumes for Vice President, Strategy and Planning in Palo Alto, CA (Ref. #PAASI1). Provide strong leadership to corporate, business and/or regional management regarding the execution of business strategies. Partner with Executive Management to identify existing operational efficiencies and new business opportunities with microprocessor suppliers, including market development, investment prioritization, and M&A and other growth strategies. Mail resume to Hewlett-Packard Company, 5400 Legacy Drive, MS H1-6F-61, Plano, TX 75024. Resume must include Ref. #, full name, email address & mailing address. No phone calls please. Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship. EOE.

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730 Electrical A FAST RESPONSE! lic #545936 Bob 650-343-5125.

Clarence Electric Co.

Residential Specialist Troubleshooting Experts Sr/Mil Disc/CC accept Live Response!

#955129 Servers & Bartenders Needed! Palo Alto Italian restaurant Campo 185 seeks servers, bartenders for lunch and dinner. Award-winning chef, full bar, wine list. Near Caltrain station. Email or 650 614-1177.

Business Services

Call 650-690-7995

748 Gardening/ Landscaping Beckys Landscape Weekly/periodic maint. Annual rose/fruit tree pruning, clean-ups, irrigation, sod, planting, raised beds. Power washing. 650/444-3030 Bryan’s Weedwhacking Call me today! 831-524-5278.




615 Computers

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619 Consultants Estate Manager Resp., Ivy League credentialed woman w/intl. bus. exp. can manage your home/business needs. Refs. 650/521-0759; 206/747-8072

624 Financial Ever Consider... a Reverse Mortgage? At least 62 years old? Stay in your home & increase cash flow! Safe & Effective! Call Now for your FREE DVD! Call Now 888-698-3165. (Cal-SCAN) GET FREE OF CREDIT CARD DEBT NOW! Cut payments by up to half. Stop creditors from calling. 888-416-2691. (Cal-SCAN)

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 715 Cleaning Services

J. L. GARDENING SERVICE %   % "$$# %" %  ! 25 Years of Exp.

Family House Service Weekly/bi-weekly green cleaning. Com., Res., apts., honest, reliable, family owned. Refs. Sam, 650/315-6681. Navarro Housecleaning Services Apartments and homes. Carpets and windows. 20 years exp., good refs. Call for free est. 650/853-3058; 650/796-0935

Orkopina Housecleaning “The BEST Service for You� Insured

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767 Movers

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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759 Hauling

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

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

779 Organizing Services

Los Altos Hills, 1 BR/1 BA - $900/month

End the Clutter & Get Organized Residential Organizing by Debra Robinson (650)941-5073

Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $1190-1210

Real Estate 801 Apartments/ Condos/Studios PA: 1BR/1BA Creekside setting. Hardwood flrs., carport, gardner. In 4-plex. N/P. $1295 mo., lease. Avail. 7/15. Call Arn Cenedella, Agent, 650/566-5329

Teacher Looking for Quiet Rental

820 Home Exchanges Home Based Job

825 Homes/Condos for Sale Los Altos - $799000 Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA - $1099000 Mountain View, 2 BR/2 BA - $79000 Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $899000 Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $599000 San Carlos, 5+ BR/4+ BA - $1,999,000 Sunnyvale, 3 BR/2 BA - $599999

805 Homes for Rent

840 Vacation Rentals/Time Shares

Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $5000/AVLB JULY ONLY Palo Alto..channing Av, 4 BR/2 BA $5000. mo

Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $4,000.00 Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $3,900.00

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Woodside, 3 BR/2 BA - $1099000

Redwood City - $3,900.00

SOLID ROCK PAVING Service your driveway now!

Menlo Park - $1300/month

Palo Alto - 4500

Redwood City - $4,000.00

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)


ALL AREAS - ROOMMATES.COM Browse hundreds of online listings with photos and maps. Find your roommate with a click of the mouse! Visit: http:// (AAN CAN)

$399 Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive Special - Stay 6 Days In A Luxury BeachFront Resort With Unlimited Meals And Drinks FWor $399! 888-481-9660 (Cal-SCAN)

850 Acreage/Lots/ Storage 20 ACRES FREE! Buy 40-Get 60 Acres. $0-Down $198/ mo. Money Back Guarantee, NO CREDIT CHECKS, Beautiful Views. Roads/Surveyed. Near El Paso, Texas. 1-800-843-7537 (Cal-SCAN)


www.JLGARDENING.COM LANDA’S GARDENING & LANDSCAPING *Yard Maintenance*New Lawns*Clean Ups*Tree Trimming*Wood Fences* Rototilling*Power Washing*irrigation timer programming. 17 years experience. Call Ramon 650-576-6242 Leo Garcia Landscape/ Maintenance Lawn and irrig. install, clean-ups. Res. and comml. maint. Free Est. Lic. 823699. 650/369-1477.

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Excellent Housecleaning Excellent References! Rosalina Lopez 1-650-308-5109.

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751 General Contracting

General CleanuGardening PrunTrimming New LawnSprinkler Systems

 Planting (650) 969-9894 Tired of Mow, Blow and Go? Owner operated, 40 years exp. All phases of gardening/landscaping. Refs. Call Eric, 408/356-1350

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1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement 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) FEELING GOOD INSTITUTE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 579255 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Feeling Good Institute, located at 2660 Solace Place, Suite A, 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): MAOR KATZ 520 Franklin St. Mountain View, CA 94041 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 June 6, 2013. (MVV June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 2013)

997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: June 7, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of Applicant(s) is/are: CHENG GUO RESTAURANT & DRINK INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 2464 W El Camino Real, Ste. C Mountain View, CA 94040-1425 Type of license(s) applied for: 41 - ON-SALE BEER AND WINE-EATING PLACE (MVV June 14, 21, 28, 2013)

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OPEN: Saturday, Sunday 1:30-4:30 PM

662 Benvenue Avenue, Los Altos Architectually distinctive, craftsman-style home designed by William Maston located on a sought-after cul-de-sac in the center of Los Altos. 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths and office. Open kitchen, Dining room opens to a wrap-around back porch perfect for indoor-outdoor living. Mature redwoods, fruit trees, and a vegetable garden surround the spacious back yard.

Fine Japanese design touches, including bamboo flooring, custom Shoji sliding doors, and a stunning Japanese bath with Jacuzzi that opens out to a private bamboo garden. Custom cherry woodwork includes staircase, light fixtures, chandeliers, and built-in cabinetry throughout.

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This exquisite home features abundant natural light, automated blinds and skylights, built-in sound, security, radiant heating, and A/C. Schools are Covington Elementary, Blach Jr. High, and Mountain View High School (subject to district verifications).

Offered at $2,535,000

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LOS ALTOS Style and charm combine in this 5bd/4.5ba home on a cul-desac, featuring 2 separate wings joined by a bright and open hallway. Beautiful 15,600+/- sf lot. $2,098,000

MOUNTAIN VIEW Impressively remodeled 3bd/2ba home features high ceilings, designer finishes and dual-pane windows. Detached office/studio. Nicely landscaped. $768,000



MOUNTAIN VIEW Charming 2bd/1.5ba home features Bamboo floors in living room, bedrooms and hallway. Kitchen with custom cabinetry and granite counters. 7500+/- sf lot. $1,100,000






MOUNTAIN VIEW Fantastic remodeled home in the Saint Francis Acres neighborhood of Mountain View. 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Los Altos schools. Open Sat. & Sun. Price Upon Request





SANTA CLARA Beautiful 4bd/4ba home with office in the Rivermark community. Wonderful, open floor plan features an abundance of natural light with vaulted ceilings. $1,275,000


APTOS Rarely available 4bd/2.5ba Beach Cliff Estates townhouse with easy beach access. Dramatic living room with soaring ceilings and wall of glass. Partial ocean view. $769,000


LOS ALTOS Beautiful garden setting in South Los Altos. Lovely 3bd/2.5ba home with spacious living room and adjoining sun room. Separate guest house. 17,500+/- sf lot. $1,995,000


LOS ALTOS Desirable 3bd/2ba ground floor condo close to the Village. Den/office, large master suite, LR with FP and garden patio. 55+ complex with pool/spa and clubhouse. $1,295,000






SAN JOSE Beautiful 3bd/2.5ba townhouse in Communications Hill. Bright, open floor plan with large living/dining room, bonus room and MBR with walk-in closet. $625,000

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SUNNYVALE Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $749,000 325 Schroeder St 2 BR 2 BA This wonderful street is very close to Sunnyvale Town Center, transportation & more! Terri Couture BRE #01090940 650.941.7040

SANTA CLARA Unbeliveable Value $475,000 2 BR 2.5 BA Gorgeous LRG townhs w/2-car attached garage! Remod w/granite countertops, laminated floors Ron & Nasrin Delan BRE #01360743 650.941.7040

SAN JOSE (CAMBRIAN) Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $425,000 1899 Lakebird Dr 2 BR 2 BA Bright top flr end unit, split lvl condo. Vaulted ceilings in LR. Lrg sunny balcony & more! Ric Parker BRE #00992559 650.941.7040

SAN JOSE Sun 2:00 - 4:00 $1,148,000 10600 Story Ln 4 BR 2.5 BA Spanish villa w/classic Old World charm. 1.41ac w/amazing views. Great for entertaining! Greg Stange BRE #01418178 650.325.6161

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! Rod Creason BRE #01443380 650.325.6161

PALO ALTO Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,649,000 4317 Silva Av 3 BR 2 BA Spacious hm w/office. 2 car garage. 11,000sf lot. Convenient location. Excellent LA schls! DiPali Shah BRE #01249165 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 BRE #01443380 650.325.6161

MOUNTAIN VIEW Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $319,000 280 Easy St #312 1 BR 1 BA Corner unit condo w/lrg sunny balcony. Spacious LivRm. Ric Parker BRE #01294727 650.941.7040

MOUNTAIN VIEW Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $659,000 2255 Showers Dr #263 2 BR 2 BA Nicely updated unit, best South loc. A/C. low dues. LA schools! Francis Rolland BRE #00896319 650.941.7040

MOUNTAIN VIEW Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $998,000 1414 Lloyd Way 3 BR 1.5 BA Conveniently located, popular nbrhd, Los Altos schools. Hdwd flrs, frplc, extra storage Nancy Adele Stuhr BRE #00963170 650.941.7040

MENLO PARK Sun 1 - 4 $1,349,000 533 Palmer Ln 3 BR 2 BA Don’t miss this home location on an extralarge lot! Parvin Parineh BRE #01879258 650.941.7040

MENLO PARK Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $3,150,000 10 Arbol Grande Ct 5 BR 4 BA Great floor plan. 2 suites up, 1 bed/ bath on main level. Awesome yard w/spa & fire pit. Nancy Goldcamp BRE #00787851 650.325.6161

LOS ALTOS Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $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 BRE #01071564 650.325.6161

LOS ALTOS Sun 1:30 - 6:00 $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 & Dorothy Gurwith BRE #01723333 & 01248679 650.325.6161

CUPERTINO Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,218,000 7786 Lilac Way 4 BR 2 BA For anyone looking for a beautiful move-in ready residence,this hm is your dream come true Anne Ward BRE #00658331 650.941.7040

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