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group of restaurant owners north of Highway 101 say they have been watching their customers disappear as Google expands in the area, bringing them to the brink of closure unless Google is willing to pay for its employees to eat off-campus.

In Mountain View, over 10,000 Google employees are now fed in private cafeterias serving organic food throughout the North Bayshore area north of Highway 101, like the one that recently opened at 1015 Joaquin Road, around the corner from the restaurants. See EATERIES, page 10

Stanford treating SFO plane crash victims


tanford Medical Center evaluated 55 patients from the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 on July 6 and admitted 18 — 11 to Stanford Hospital and seven to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, according to spokesman James Larkin. One at Stanford Hospital remained in critical condition as of Tuesday morning, July 9, according to spokesman James

Larkin. Four patients remain at Stanford Hospital with one listed in critical but stable condition, one listed in fair condition, and two in good condition, Larkin said. Two patients were discharged from Stanford Hospital Monday afternoon. All of the patients admitted to Packard Children’s were discharged Sunday evening. They

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ummer is close to halfway over for students at Crittenden and Graham middle schools. While many of their peers are whiling away the hours swimming and playing


video games, about 50 incoming eighth-graders are spending the first half of the day at Monta Loma Elementary School crunching math problems. It’s about 9:45 a.m. on July 9 and about 25 of the students are listening as Graham Middle


Small restaurants in North Bayshore are going out of business, thanks to increasing competition from Google cafeterias.

had all been listed in good condition when they were admitted on Saturday, he said. The vast majority of patients came by ambulance, although some were flown in by U.S. Coast Guard helicopter, said Dr. David Spain, director of the hospital’s trauma center. The injuries ranged from internal bleeding to numerous fractures, including several spinal fractures and blunt force injuries, Spain said. Stanford is one of nine Bay Area hospitals to receive patients from the crash, which killed two

and injured 182 others. The two killed were 16-year-old Chinese girls, the airline has confirmed. The San Mateo County Coroner’s office is investigating the cause of death, including the possibility that one of the victims was struck and killed by a first responder’s vehicle. The teenagers have been identified as Ye Meng Yuan and Wang Lin Jia, according to a statement from Asiana Airlines. Both were students and Chinese nationals, according to airline officials. In the statement, Asiana rep-

School algebra teacher Jennifer Lewis discusses how to figure out the common denominator of a fraction. This is the Stepping up to Algebra summer camp — a program designed to help students who have fallen behind get back on track and to ensure that those middle-schoolers who have been keeping up with their studies hit the ground running in the coming year. “The purpose of the program is to prepare students for algebra who otherwise may not have been on that algebra track,” says Craig Goldman, superintendent

of the Mountain View Whisman School District. Organized by the Silicon Valley Educational Foundation, the Stepping up to Algebra program is in its sixth summer across Santa Clara County. This is the first year the program has been implemented in the Mountain View Whisman School District, Goldman says, and it’s been going well. “The kids seem very interested and engaged,” Goldman says after the kids break for recess. He explains that the children took a test, at the beginning of the program to gauge their understand-


resentatives said the company offers its “deepest apologies and condolences.” Dr. Eric Weiss, Stanford’s director of emergency medicine, said that the hospital activated its emergency management plan immediately after being notified of the crash and within 30 minutes was able to mobilize more than 150 health care staff including doctors, nurses and other support staff. In particular, the hospital activated seven trauma teams See SFO CRASH, page 8

ing of the concepts. There will be a test at the end of the week to see how much the children have learned. “We’re looking forward to seeing the final assessment results. Based on what we’ve seen so far, we expect that the results will be favorable.” It’s easy to see why his hopes are high. Even though it is the final week of the program, and even though several other summer camp programs are going on around the Monta Loma campus, all the children are focused on Lewis, who uses an See MATH CAMP, page 12 EXPLORE THE NEW

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A warped window appears to have been all a burglar needed to get into a home in the 100 block of Mercy Street, according to police. On July 7, at about 1:15 p.m., the 50-year-old resident of a home in the area returned to his house to find that electronics, cash and jewelry had been stolen, said Sgt. Sean Thompson, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department According to the police report, the man secured all his doors and windows before leaving his house at 10:45 a.m. that morning. However, a window in one of the rooms was warped, Thompson said, and as a result, would not close and lock. “It appears that’s how they got in,” Thompson said. Reported stolen was an iPod Touch, a gold ring and about $300 in cash from the home, Thompson said. The suspect appears to have exited through a side door to the garage. —Nick Veronin

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in a brief tip of no more than 160 characters. eporting a crime in There is also a TipSoft Mountain View is now smartphone app, which is as easy as shooting off a available for the iPhone and text, posting to Instagram or for Android devices. Using taking a Vine. the TipSoft app, concerned The Mountain View Police citizens can send images or Department is now using videos to the local police. TipSoft — a citizen crime- Users of the TipSoft app can reporting system, which users also send simple text tips. can access via standard text The smartphone applicamessaging or a free smart tion has some advantages phone application. over sending tips via text, The TipSoft system has a according to the TipSoft webstrong track record in prevent- site. Besides the ability to ing crimes and solving cases, send photos and video, the according to a press release application can geographiissued by police officials. The cally tag the location from service, created by the online which a tip was sent, making it company, easier for officers to get to the is credited with contribut- scene. The app also has a chat ing to 145,000 arrests, 55,000 feature, which allows users fugitives caught to chat virtually and more than with emergency $5.3 billion in responders. Tipseized drugs ‘It’s fairly clear Soft users can also and recovered chat via text, but it property. is not as efficient Lt. Derek Sou- to us that there as the instant messa, head of the senger feature of MVPD’s investhe app. are certain tigative services Finally, Tipdivision, told Soft can also be people who just accessed on the the Voice that some people web by going to don’t want to T i p S o f t . c o m would rather make reports — however, the using their cell get involved.’ MVPD recomphones and that mends using the LT. DEREK SOUSA the department department’s own is happy to tip-reporting accom modate online ser v ice them. instead. Citizens interested “It’s fairly clear to us that in reporting crimes through there are certain people their browser can go to the who just don’t want to get City of Mountain View’s webinvolved,” Sousa said. “They site, click onto the MVPD’s want to remain anonymous page under the tab marked and this is another way that “Public Safety” and scroll they can do that.” down to the hyperlink for the There are a number of ways department’s “online crime to access the TipSoft system reporting tool.” — all of them anonymous, Chief Scott Vermeer said the according to the release. new technolog y would The most basic method of undoubtedly be an asset. “We submitting a tip is via text mes- look forward to our commusaging. Text tips can now be nity having another option sent to the MVPD by address- when reporting vital informaing a message to the number tion that can solve crimes and 274637, or “crimes,” typing in make Mountain View an even the keyword “MVTips” — all safer place,” he said in the one word — and then typing press release.



Juan Aranda Jr is embraced by his wife at their Mountain View home. Aranda is being honored by the Air Force for his heroic actions during a 1957 hurricane.



n Air Force veteran and longtime Mountain View resident is finally getting recognized for saving the lives of a father and his three sons from rapidly rising waters and 115-mph winds during a hurricane in Puerto Rico. Juan C. Aranda Jr. is set to be awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for his actions nearly 57 years ago at a ceremony at Moffett Field on July 15. Mary Alice Reid, a neighbor and 15-year friend of the

78-year-old, said she isn’t surprised — even though she only learned of Aranda’s tale recently. “He is a very modest man,” she explained on a recent sunny day, sitting in front of Aranda’s home on Farley Street. The fateful day Back in August of 1956, Aranda, then a radio operator for the Air Force, was stationed in his native Puerto Rico. Hurricane Santa Clara was bearing down on the island and the young airman was growing increasingly worried about his family. When he heard a broadcast over the radio report-

ing flooding near his family’s home, he made a decision that some might call rash. Aranda and a fellow airman went AWOL — breaking curfew and leaving their base without authorization — to go check on loved ones in the nearby town of Aguadilla. As it turned out, Aranda’s family was safe, but on the way back the two men encountered the father and his three sons trapped by rising water and hanging on to a palm tree, with water rising all around them. See VETERAN, page 13

Protest of Castro Street development


n Monday at 6:30 p.m. a group of residents is set to assemble to speak their minds about a redevelopment proposed for Castro Street and El Camino Real that will displace a slew of local businesses. A resident living near the corner, Linda Curtis, said

she and her neighbors were upset about the proposal, which would “tower” over the neighborhood and mean the end of the Rose Market and several other family-owned businesses, including the Sufi Coffee Shop, Le’s Alterations and Tanya’s Hair Design, a

popular salon. In place of the businesses, a 200-unit apartment complex has been proposed. Curtis says she plans to get on her “soapbox” in front of the Rose Market along with anyone who wants to join her. —Daniel DeBolt


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IN THE SWING OF IT Third baseman Katelyn Albrecht bats for the local Nova fast-pitch softball team made of up girls 10 and under from Mountain View and Los Altos. Albrecht led the girls on offense at the recent Nor Cal Championships at Twin Creeks, where the Nova 10 and under C team took first place among 21 teams from Northern California. “Over the weekend, these young ladies played an amazing streak of five consecutive wins against some of the best girls’ softball teams in the region,” said proud team parent Hung Le. Nova teams are part of Mountain View-Los Altos Girls Softball, a fast-pitch recreational softball league for girls ages 5 to 16. Tryouts for Nova competitive and travel teams are held in August. More information is at or

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With many of Saturday’s Asiana Airlines plane crash victims being cared for at Stanford Hospital and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, the Stanford Blood Center has announced an urgent need for type O-positive, O-negative blood donors and platelet donors. Though the blood center has already received an “outpouring” of support from existing donors and the public, it is working to make sure inventory is as strong as it can be, said Dayna Kerecman Myers, the blood center’s marketing and communications manager. The center serves as both hospitals’ main blood supplier. Kerecman added that because the blood center was closed on July 4 for the holiday, they were already low on O-positive blood. See COMMUNITY BRIEFS, page 6

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Mountain View firefighters had the unhappy task of shutting down a damaged fire hydrant on Google property.

Hit-and-run damages hydrant A fire hydrant was knocked over by a hit-and-run driver on Google property Tuesday, July 9, creating a temporary fountain that spurted about 20 feet into the air until fire crews shut it off. The incident occurred at about 4:30 p.m. at the Google building located at 1400 Crittenden Lane,

according to Shino Tanaka, public safety and community coordinator with the Mountain View Police Department. It took the fire department until about 5:55 p.m. to stop the water gushing from the ground. Because the incident occurred on Google property, the search

company’s private security will be handling the investigation, Tanaka said. At deadline, no Google representatives had returned calls to say if there were any witnesses to the crash. No one was reported to have been injured in the incident. —Nick Veronin

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Investigators question pilots in Asiana plane crash


he pilot flying Asiana Airlines Flight 214 had operated a Boeing 777 for a total of about 35 hours before the deadly crash at San Francisco International Airport, according to information relayed to National Transportation Safety Board investigators. The Boeing 777 aircraft crashed on the runway at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday morning, July 6, killing two people and injuring dozens of others, San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said. The Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul, Korea was coming in for a landing when the tail end of the plane slammed into a rocky berm or sea wall near the

edge of the San Francisco Bay and the runway, according to witness reports. Hayes-White said the plane originated in Shanghai, China. NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman said at a news conference in South San Francisco Tuesday afternoon that interviews with the four pilots had began Monday and were continuing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of the crew members have been very cooperative and forthright,â&#x20AC;? she said. In these interviews and other probes into the crash, investigators are scrutinizing all aspects of the f light, including why the plane was going nearly 40 mph below the recommended speed as it descended

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toward the runway. According to preliminary information Hersman said came directly from the pilots themselves and has yet to be corroborated with other data, there were three pilots in the cockpit at the time of the crash and the fourth pilot was in the cabin during the approach into SFO. The pilot flying the aircraft was in his initial training period for this type of plane and was seated in the left seat next to his instructor pilot. A relief first officer was seated in the jump seat in the cockpit, while a relief captain was in the main cabin. She explained that on the long trans-Pacific flight the relief captain and first officer took over the aircraft in the middle of the flight. The pilot and instructor were at the helm during take-off and landing, she said, with the third pilot in the cockpit to monitor the situation. The commanding pilot reported he has flown 9,700 hours with about 5,000 hours as a pilot in command. He was in his training period for a Boeing 777 aircraft and had completed 35 of the 60 hours required to be considered proficient on the craft, as set by Asiana Airlines standards. The pilot was hired in 1994 and had his initial training in Florida and is trained on several other aircrafts. His accompanying instructor


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including some with minor injuries who were treated and released without hospitalization, Kagan said. Kagan noted that the hospital had converted a pediatric urgent care center to help deal with the influx of patients. The hospital also set up tents outside and brought in additional staff. At San Francisco International Airport, investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board were at the airport Sunday, sifting through the wreckage of plane. NTSB officials have recovered the airplaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flight data recorder and cockpit recorder and sent the devices to Washington, D.C., for analysis. NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman said investigators will be trying to evaluate â&#x20AC;&#x153;the human sideâ&#x20AC;? of the crash â&#x20AC;&#x201D; pilot interaction and performance â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as well as conditions at the airport

and the airplane itself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be looking at the aircraft and certainly looking at the airport and doing documentation as far as the airport and the environment goes,â&#x20AC;? Hersman said. Hersman said that it could be up to a week before the actual remains of the aircraft could be removed from SFOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s airfield. That runway remains closed. Many airlines are waiving fees to reschedule travel for customers whose flights were canceled or delayed after the crash. Hundreds of passengers were diverted to other California airports, including Oakland International Airport and San Jose International Airport. Meanwhile, many were left stranded. All flights in and out of SFO were canceled in the hours following the crash.

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pilot had flown 13,000 hours during his career with 3,000 hours in a 777. This was his first trip as an instructor pilot and it was the first time the two had flown together. The instructor pilot had been in the Korean Air Force for 10 years. The pilot in the jump seat, who served as relief, had flown into SFO as many as six times as a monitoring pilot and had experience on a 777 aircraft. The fourth pilot was not in the cockpit during the landing and his interview was underway. Hersman said because the U.S. does not have oversight responsibility for foreign-licensed pilots, a requirement to be tested for drugs and alcohol after an accident was not implemented. Other information that the pilots told investigators included that the pilot in the jump seat said he could not see the runway from his seat during the landing because the nose was pitched up. The instructor pilot reported that the plane was high and he told the pilot to pull back. Other crewmembers reported that after impact the aircraft ballooned, yawed left and went into a 360-degree spin. The first officer was the only pilot to receive medical treatment once the plane came to rest. He suffered a cracked rib in the accident. But two flight attendants in the rear of the plane were ejected in the crash and found on the side of the runway, Hersman said. The two survived but, â&#x20AC;&#x153;obviously had gone through a seri-

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that included skilled surgeons, Weiss said. Spain noted that while the hospital handled the influx of patients from the crash, patients from other incidents were still being admitted and helped as needed. Elsewhere in the Bay Area, San Francisco General Hospital had received 52 patients from the Asiana Airlines crash as of Saturday evening, a hospital spokeswoman said. The hospital received four waves of patients from the crash, including an initial wave of 10 critical patients, hospital spokeswoman Rachel Kagan said. Of those initial 10, two were children. Kagan said five of those patients have since been upgraded to serious condition. Later waves of patients included a wider mix of conditions,

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The result is that most of the restaurants have lost a majority of their business over the last year, owners say. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve lost 70 percent of your business, how long can you pay rent? Maybe seven to eight months?â&#x20AC;? said Bella Awdisho, owner of Cucina Venti, an Italian restaurant on Pear Avenue and Shoreline Boulevard. The owner of Falafel and Kebab, Dervis Yuksel, said he recently sold his car to pay his restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rent, and said he

wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure how much longer heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d stay open. In an attempt to save their businesses, the restaurants have been in talks with Google in recent months to find a solution. Awdisho has been representing the owners of the restaurants, including Shoreline Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lakefront favorite Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at Shoreline, and several small eateries near the Century movie theaters: Sunny Bowl, Falafel and Kebab, Hon Sushi, and Ole Taqueria. They say there is really only one way for them to stay in business â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Google should pay for its employees to eat off-campus.


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But Google executives have refused, the owners say. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are all going to close,â&#x20AC;? Awdisho said of the businesses, saying that many would be â&#x20AC;&#x153;looking at bankruptcyâ&#x20AC;? to pay off debts. She has 13 years left on her 20-year lease.


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arrangement was discussed, though City Council member Mike Kasperzak said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been part of talks to have such an arrangement implemented. Chamber of Commerce director Oscar Garcia said it had also been brought up in the talks, but Google never confirmed whether it could be done. The restaurant owners say Google executives refused such an arrangement because the restaurants arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t up to Googleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s standards â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including the use of organic ingredients. There was also the issue of taxes, Awdisho said. Google executives explained to Awdisho and

others that they would have to pay additional taxes if Googlers were reimbursed for eating offcampus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a giant company, they are looking for pennies here and there to save,â&#x20AC;? Awdisho said. A Google spokesperson said the the tax and food quality issues Awdisho claimed Google executives raised were â&#x20AC;&#x153;misinformation.â&#x20AC;? The spokesperson added that Google has only discussed what is in two letters addressed to the restaurant owners that were provided to the Voice. In the first letter, Google refuses to provide a fixed

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Dervis Yuksel, owner of Falafel and Kebab, prepares an order.

discount their prices by 20 percent, which would be a â&#x20AC;&#x153;recipe for disaster,â&#x20AC;? she said. Garcia told the Voice that Google perks was part of â&#x20AC;&#x153;a holistic approach to helping those businessmen. One of the things is to help those businessmen have a stronger online presence. Attract business not just from Google but surrounding communities as well.â&#x20AC;? In the last year alone, the owners of say theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen thousands of employees who once ate lunch at their businesses â&#x20AC;&#x201D; employees of Siemens, Visa and Omnicell, among others â&#x20AC;&#x201D; leave the area to make way for Google. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of North Bayshore is going to become a Google campus,â&#x20AC;? Awdisho said. If she were to become a catering business, as Google seems to imply, she says she wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to compete with caterers operating out of buildings with much lower rents. The situation for Yuksel, the owner of Falafel and Kebab, is dire. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I sold my car, and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a second car to sell to pay my rent,â&#x20AC;? Yuksel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We


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donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what we are going to do. In two months or three months, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to close the doors.â&#x20AC;? While Google is not legally obligated to do anything about the businesses, Kasperzak said Google should be concerned with public opinion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Google does need to be concerned about the perception of the public as well as the City Council,â&#x20AC;? Kasperzak said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any obligations, they have that motto of theirs, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Do no evil.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Driving businesses out of business is not going to be perceived well by the community.â&#x20AC;? Council member Jac Siegel said restaurants arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only ones suffering â&#x20AC;&#x201D; businesses around the city providing services that Google provides on campus are also struggling, especially as rents rise dramatically. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unfortunate weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve become a one-company town so dominated by one company, Siegel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Google has done things for the city but very little compared to the size of this multi-billion dollar company. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gone on record telling Google they are underwhelmingly generous to our city.â&#x20AC;? Google is â&#x20AC;&#x153;definitely going to run these companies out of business,â&#x20AC;? Siegel said, Siegel added that it probably wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be too long before the 16-screen Century movie theater in North Bayshore also closes. It draws dinner and weekend business to the restaurants. He said Google has offered to buy the theaters, and would likely propose to build housing there in the future, though the City Council has opposed the idea. Email Daniel DeBolt at

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CITY OF MOUNTAIN VIEW CALL FOR ARTISTS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Viewâ&#x20AC;? Mountain View Teen Center DEADLINE EXTENDED The RFP closes on Friday, September 13, 2013 Budget: $17,000 The View is located at 263 Escuela Avenue across from the Mountain View Senior Center complex. The City Council approved funding to renovate the land and building known as the Rock Church property and its conversion into a new teen center. The renovation will make improvements to both the interior and exterior of the building and site of the former church. The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is actively involved in the design and renovation of the building and has hands-on involvement in the selection and implementation of art. Art pieces that incorporate the creativity of Mountain View teens and an artist willing to collaborate with the teen community in the process are essential. This aspect of the project is an important criterion for selection of the artist. Applicants are encouraged to visit the site. The exact art placement will be determined by the size and nature of the art selected. SELECTION PROCESS All proposals and examples of past and current artwork will be reviewed by the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Visual Arts Committee (VAC) and YAC liaisons. The VAC and YAC are willing to work with an artist on the design proposal to ensure suitability. The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. Artists may apply individually or as a team. For all design guidelines, safety requirements, site plans and full submittal requirements please visit the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at: http://www.mountainview. gov/civica/ďŹ lebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=11086 Please send your proposal by September 13, 2013 to Michelle Coral, Visual Arts Committee Staff Liaison, at michelle. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. All submittals will become the property of the City of Mountain View. July 12, 2013 â&#x2013; Mountain View Voice â&#x2013; â&#x2013; 



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overhead projecting document camera to work on a problem along with the students. She asks the kids questions and tosses them a candy when they get the right answer. Incoming Crittenden eighthgrader Anthony Hansen — who only moments before caught a Jolly Rancher pitched to him by Lewis — says he definitely feels more confident in his understanding of ratios than he used to. Hansen’s friend, Kevin Esteban says he understands math better now that the program is almost over. “She shows it to us part by part,” says Esteban, an incoming eighth grader from Graham. Lewis says she can take much more time to explain each component of the a given math problem in her Stepping up to Algebra class. After all, she does have almost four hours each day with the kids. It’s just “little things” that are holding the students back in most cases, she explains. And with the extra time, Lewis can find what is tripping up each student and help them grasp the concept. But there’s more to it than just time, Lewis says. This year, the Stepping up to Algebra coursework is designed to prepare students and teachers for the Common Core curriculum — new nationwide public education standards, which have been adopted by most states. In preparing for the new Common Core standards, the curriculum of Stepping up to Algebra employs a method of teaching known as “blended learning.” It’s a system of instruction that uses a mix of direct instruction, project-based learning, educational technology and group work. Students in the Stepping up to Algebra camp have their own laptops, which they use to access online education tools, such TICKETS ON SALE NOW! TRIO DA PAZ with MAÚCHA ADNET Saturday, July 13 “Fleet-fingered music that connects jazz with Brazilian rhythms.” – The New York Times

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COUNTY BUSY ISSUING MARRIAGE LICENSES Santa Clara County was gearing up for another week of samesex marriages days after what is believed to be the county’s busiest day ever for issuing marriage licenses, officials said. On Friday, July 5, the county issued marriage licenses to nearly 150 couples, including 27 gay or lesbian couples, according to County Supervisor Ken Yeager. On a typical day, the county issues about 35 marriage licenses, county officials said. “It has been my honor to perform marriages for so many loving couples this week,” Yeager said. “Many of them have waited years for the opportunity to be married.” Yeager married 41 same-sex couples last week, with many opting for express marriage ceremonies, allowing them to marry the same day they received their marriage licenses, county officials said. The quicker marriage option launched last Monday, following the June 28 decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to dissolve a stay on U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker’s injunction against enforcing Proposition 8, an initiative passed by California voters in 2008 that banned same-sex marriages. The county Clerk Recorder’s Office set up the express marriage option in anticipation of the rising demand for marriage licenses. With express marriages, couples can walk in, purchase a marriage license and have their ceremony performed at a service window for a $110 fee, plus an additional $10 witness fee. Couples can also opt for the standard marriage license and civil ceremony for $79. County officials say they are working to accommodate the high demand for marriages by opening the express window early at the clerk recorder’s office and opening two additional chapel facilities. —Bay City News Service as Mountain View-based Khan Academy — where students can watch lessons on YouTube. Jazlyn Mejia, an incoming eighth-grader at Graham, says she likes Khan Academy, because it allows her to learn concepts that Lewis may have glossed over in class. “Some things she won’t get to,” Mejia says. “So, I go on (Khan Academy).” The students also use an online math program called Sumdog, which pits the students against one another in a math-based competition. All of this adds up to a math class that the kids actually seem to enjoy. Lewis says they are having fun, “because they’re actually having success. It’s hard when you’re in a classroom and you’re almost getting something but you’re not quite there.” This class gives the kids the time and space and tools to make sure they get there. As a result they are proud of themselves and their performance, she says.

Goldman says he has been enthusiastic about the practice of blended learning for some time. He has given multiple presentations to the district’s board of trustees advocating the approach to education. The way Goldman sees it, the Stepping up to Algebra camp isn’t just a learning experience for the children, it is also a bit like a training seminar for Lewis. “This gives us the opportunity to see how blended learning could work in a classroom environment,” he says. At Crittenden and Graham middle schools, the teaching staff has not had much of a chance to work with blended learning, but Lewis says she is already a fan and planning on bringing much of what she has learned teaching Stepping up to Algebra back to her colleagues at Graham. “I’ve already talked with some of the other teachers about some of the methods we’re going to steal,” Lewis says. V

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According to Aranda, the decision to jump in after the man and his boys came just as easily as his decision to leave the base. In fact, he said, it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much of a decision at all. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was instinct,â&#x20AC;? he said. Although going with his gut is now resulting in an award, at the time the decision almost got him booted from the Air Force. Instead of facing a court martial, however, Aranda ultimately was honorably discharged in 1961 and told â&#x20AC;&#x153;the wheels are rolling for an awardâ&#x20AC;? for his brave actions. AWOL award But that award never came. Although Aranda periodically inquired about it and even the Voice in 2000 wrote about his forgotten act of heroism, the Air Force never reached out to formally recognize Aranda for risking his life to save four others. That is until Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo got wind of the story and got the long-stalled wheels rolling again toward officially commemorating Arandaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s act of bravery. When Aranda heard what Eshoo had done, he said he was â&#x20AC;&#x153;flabbergasted.â&#x20AC;? No surprise Reid, on the other hand, said she was far from surprised. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To a lot of us, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a hero all along,â&#x20AC;? Reid said, explaining that her neighborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s noble spirit was apparent from the first time she saw him interacting with kids at nearby Theuerkauf Elementary School â&#x20AC;&#x201D; where, according to Reid, many of the children came from homes without a father. Aranda provided a strong and positive male presence in the lives of many young kids, Reid said, and he was always willing to listen and help when parents came to him with a problem. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a positive force for good in this community for the 15 years Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve known him,â&#x20AC;? she said. Taking a look at Arandaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resume, it would be hard to argue otherwise. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coached local Little League baseball, helped with the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recreation department, been a youth men-



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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Star Trekâ&#x20AC;? parody video, line dance lessons, and presidential hotel suites. These are just some of the outrageous things the Internal Revenue Service spent $49 million of taxpayer money on at more than 200 employee conferences from 2010 through 2012. The findings, presented at a recent Congressional oversight hearing, come amid revelations that the IRS inappropriately held up applications for tax-exempt status by groups with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tea Party,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;patriot,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;progressiveâ&#x20AC;? in their names. Does this sound unacceptable? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d certainly say so. But the IRS is complicit in a broader breach of trust with the American people â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one that is threatening the fabric of our democracy. Beyond gross misuse of taxpayer money and mishandling the applications of mom-and-pop nonprofits, the IRS is wrongfully allowing secret, big-money interests to conceal millions of dollars in political campaign spending and run roughshod over our elections. All of the estimated $300 million in secret money spent in the 2012 election cycle can be traced back to a single provision in our tax laws, called Section 501(c)(4). Originating in the Revenue Act of 1913, Section 501(c)(4) provides tax-exempt status to nonprofit groups â&#x20AC;&#x153;operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare.â&#x20AC;? Like many nonprofits, 501(c)(4) groups are not required to publicly disclose their donors. The operative word in the law is that these organizations are required to function â&#x20AC;&#x153;exclusivelyâ&#x20AC;? for the general publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s benefit, meaning they are prohibited from engaging in political campaigns. But in a 1959 rule-making, the IRS turned this simple standard on its head, changing the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;exclusivelyâ&#x20AC;? to â&#x20AC;&#x153;primarily.â&#x20AC;? This seemingly small change opened up a loophole in our tax law that, until the Supreme Courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s infamous â&#x20AC;&#x153;Citizens Unitedâ&#x20AC;? decision, had

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gone relatively unnoticed. Once â&#x20AC;&#x153;Citizens Unitedâ&#x20AC;? opened the spigot of corporate money in elections, special interests rushed to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars into political campaigns under the secrecy provided by 501(c)(4) status. This secret money from unknown donors is poisoning our electoral system and our democracy. So long as their primary purpose is to promote social welfare â&#x20AC;&#x201D; arguably a mere 51 percent â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 501(c) (4) organizations with innocuous-sounding names like Americans for Prosperity can pour the remainder of their funds into political campaigns, all without disclosing their big-money backers. For all we know, foreign nationals could be influencing our elections with undisclosed contributions. Furthermore, taxpayers end up subsidizing the political agendas of special interests. The IRS attempted to rectify how it considers 501(c)(4) applications this week. Applicants who have been waiting more than 120 days for a decision will be approved if they â&#x20AC;&#x153;self-certifyâ&#x20AC;? that no more than 40 percent of spending goes toward elections. Rather than pull an arbitrary standard from thin air, the IRS should update its rule to ensure that 501(c)(4) organizations function â&#x20AC;&#x153;exclusivelyâ&#x20AC;? to promote social welfare, as Congress intended. The burden of ridding our elections of secret money doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fall entirely on the IRS. A constitutional amendment overruling the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Citizens Unitedâ&#x20AC;? decision is necessary to grant Congress full regulatory authority over campaign contributions and expenditures. Congress should also pass legislation that requires corporations, labor unions and nonprofit groups to disclose all campaign-related spending or donations within 24 hours. Our government is being bought and sold on the auction block by unlimited money from anonymous buyers. That is not a democracy, and the American people should not stand for it. Anna G. Eshoo, a Democrat, represents Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 18th Congressional district.


QUESTIONABLE QUESTION Your â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Voices Around Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; question from July 5th was â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you could marry anyone of the same sex, whom would it be?â&#x20AC;? This intentionally provocative question has no place in a community newspaper like the Voice. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m certain a large number of Mountain View residents would be offended were this question asked to them. For the sake of all our community, please avoid these questions in the future. Greg Corsetto Creeden Way

BAND MEMBERS DESERVE PE CREDITS Marching Band/Color guard should earn those credits. The activities are multiple. Those kids have to play an instrument, which involves breathing, coordination, not to mention memory and phrasing. They do this at the same time theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re marching, moving with 75-100

other people all in sync at the same time, doing different moves and actions, breathing hard and running, then stopping, turning, running and marching again. All within the same show! I know from having taught and worked with numerous athletes that they respect what a marching band â&#x20AC;&#x153;teamâ&#x20AC;? does. And they admit privately that they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ordinaryâ&#x20AC;? athletes donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to multi-task. They just get out there and do their thing â&#x20AC;&#x201D; run their plays. With the marching band /color guard teams those plays are multiple, complicated and most of all physical. What more could one want? My observations date back to when I was working with Mountain View Police Department as the school resource officer serving not only MVHS but St. Francis High School as well, where I taught marching band for years. Bill Crawford San Jose

ANOTHER DOWNTOWN OFFICE PROJECT I would prefer to see the site used as retail but an office building is a second choice. Anything but more multi-family rental units. Yes, the City Council remains as puppets for the devel-

opers. It would be more efficient to just elect developers to the City Council. Only one problem, they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t live in Mountain View. They prefer to live in less densely populated areas. Konrad Sosnow Trophy Drive

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N F O O D F E AT U R E By Rebecca Wallace


spoonful of sugar may have helped the medicine go down for Mary Poppins, but a spoonful of cumin can sink a whole recipe. That is, if you’re trying to cook an Indian dish for the first time and the smallest bag you can find of the flashy yellow spice weighs 400 grams. Enter Savitha Rao. She buys those hefty containers so cooks don’t have to, and creates recipe bags with the pre-measured amounts of spices, rices, pastas, peanuts and other ingredients needed for individual Indian dishes. Detailed cooking instructions are included. Add your perishables, such as fresh vegetables and ghee, and dinner emerges. A longtime cook who grew up eating and creating South Indian food in her native country, Rao carefully devises each meal plan after experimentation in her Mountain View home kitchen. She can spend six months honing a single dish. “I’m Spices, rice and other dry ingredients are premeasured and packed in Recipe Sacks by Mountain View’s Savitha Rao. Shown, clockwise from bottom, are cinnamon sticks, cashews, garam masala, curry powder, chili powder, cumin, cloves and star anise.




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8FFLFOE not just buying and repackaging. These are my own recipes,” she says. Rao calls her business Recipe Sack. The logo is a peppy red, white and black, with a jauntyhaired woman hoisting a sack high. Through her website and at trunk shows, Rao sells nine types of sacks and two multirecipe gift baskets. Chitranna (lemon rice), a nostalgia-inducing favorite among South Indians, is a best-seller at $3 a sack. Inside its linen sack are rice and peanuts, along with spices and dried coconut flakes; cooks contribute the lemon, oil, onions and salt. They can also add cilantro for garnish, and a dash of yogurt or curds. Rao calls this a good starter dish for cooks new to Indian food. “My 8-year-old daughter asks for it at least once a week,” Beverly Acevedo, a regular Mountain View customer, said in an enthusiastic email. Acevedo, whose daughter goes to school with Rao’s children, is just the type of customer Rao is Continued on next page

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trying to attract: someone who loves Indian food but has little experience cooking it at home. Acevedo bought her first Recipe Sack at a school holiday boutique and has been using them ever since. “Most recipes call for exotic ingredients I do not already have in my pantry and making a list and purchasing all of the ingredients felt like a daunting task. ... There are a few other frozen or prepared Indian foods offered in stores, but they don’t compare to the freshness of Recipe Sack,” she said. Other Recipe Sack options include vermicelli uppma ($3), with cashews and noodles (add ginger, peas and other veggies); dosas ($2.50); and vegetable pulav ($3), with basmati rice and cashews. Kichdi ($2.50), a comfort food of lentils and rice, is Rao’s husband’s favorite. It’s a simple

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porridge-like dish that can be fancied up with eggplant, potatoes, raita or stir-fried greens. Today, Rao is putting together a sack for vegetable pulav in the shared commercial-kitchen space she rents in San Jose.

Recipe experimentation may be done at home, but sack assembly is reserved for the commercial space. Wearing a Recipe Sack T-shirt, with a white iPhone peeking out of her cargo-pant pocket, Rao spoons turmeric powder into a small plastic bag, following it with mild chili powder, “a pinch of cinnamon,” garam masala, cumin and others. The brilliant spices gleam like a sunset. Every now and then, a refreshing blast of cold air sweeps through the warm kitchen as another cook opens a walk-in fridge. “It’s fun,” Rao says, closing the bag with a plastic-film sealer. “Some days I do it as an assembly line.” She places the plastic bag inside a drawstring linen sack; she’s chosen the linen in hopes of being eco-friendly, and orders the biodegradable plastic bags online. Rao opens another sack, this one containing the fixings for lemon rice. “With a side salad,

it’s a full meal,” she says. A full vegetarian meal, of course. Rao doesn’t eat meat, and all her recipes are vegetarian, though when asked she may give advice on incorporating chicken stock into a rice dish. Her recipes are also free of cream, something she says she sees too much of in Indian restaurants. She tries to make her dishes feel less heavy. The business could be seen as a culinary inheritance. Rao grew up enjoying her mother’s recipes, and her father is a foodie who loved to take the family to favorite restaurants. Rao came to the United States in 1997 to earn a master’s degree in communications at Wayne State University in Detroit. A career as a public-relations consultant followed as she lived in various American cities (she met her husband in Cincinnati). The family came to the Bay Area in 2007. Interested in a career

change, Rao decided to work in products instead of services, and her experiments in the kitchen started to seem like a potential business. She started selling the sacks at a school boutique in 2011. Now Recipe Sack is her full-time job. Rao estimates that she has about 50 repeat customers, and that she sells about 150 sacks at each trunk show. She hasn’t done much marketing, but plans to start an augmented campaign, upgrading her website and trying to get her products into stores. In the meantime, she’s back in her kitchen, experimenting away. She says she hopes to soon supplement her Indian offerings with African and Middle Eastern dishes. N I N F O R M AT I O N For more about Recipe Sack, go to


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While the original “Despicable Me,” from 2010, wasn’t exactly one for the ages, it had provocative undertones courtesy of its antihero, Gru (Steve Carell). Since the first film’s arc arrived at a nice Gru who embraced single-fatherhood with three little girls, there’s little point in blandly extending the story. Then again, though you can’t squeeze blood from a turnip, you can squeeze lucre from a hit movie by sequelizing it. And so Gru finds himself recruited by the Anti-Villain League to root out a super-villain plotting to unleash a mutating serum. Gru reluctantly partners with AVL agent Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig). Before long, Lucy’s positioned as the potential mother Gru’s cute daughter Agnes (Elsie Fisher) has been pining for. The courtship of Agnes’ father gets “Despicable Me” into some uncomfortable territory, with distasteful women browbeating and/or boring Gru until he realizes the woman for him has been under his nose all along. Rated PG for rude humor and mild action. One hour, 38 minutes. — P.C.


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 counter-terrorist 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. (Reviewed June 7, 2013)


The “feminist” buddy-cop comedy “The Heat” proves its bona fides by being about as funny and as lazy as guyfronted buddy-cop comedies. I’m not sure that’s a victory for women, but it will probably translate into healthy box office. Sandra Bullock plays FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn. She’s brilliant but also arrogant and competitive, which annoys the men who surround her. With a promotion at stake, bythe-book Ashburn finds herself forced to play nice with burn-the-book Boston cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy), whose technique is less Sherlock

Holmes and more bull in a china shop. They’re set loose on a flimsy, “Lethal Weapon”-y drug case, an excuse for the ol’ odd-couple tropes to play out: the uncool Ashburn needs to learn not to be so uptight, while the hard Mullins needs to learn to let down her emotional guard. Rated R for pervasive language, crude content and violence. One hour, 57 minutes. — P.C.


Writer-director Pedro Almodovar returns to broad comedy with “I’m So Excited,” a wacky, candy-colored allegory for modern life. Unfortunately, a plot about a plane that has trouble making a landing could just as well be a metaphor for the movie. A prologue amusingly allows Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz to be responsible for screwing up the plane’s landing gear and trapping passengers, pilots and flight crew in a Sartrean limbo. Almodovar deliberately marginalizes the coach passengers as drugged sheep, opting to spend most of the film in the only superficially classy first class. There, a trio of gay stewards (Javier Camara, Carlos Areces, Raul Arevalo) wait on the morally compromised elite, including a scandalized banker (Jose Luis Torrijo), a mystery man (Jose Maria Yazpik), a pair of newlyweds (Miguel Angel Silvestre and Laya Marti), an actor/lothario (Guillermo Toledo), and a dominatrix (Cecilia Roth) to the rich and famous. They’re joined by one interloper from economy class, a cheery virgin psychic (Lola Duenas). What follows amounts to a perverted comedy of manners, with the characters spilling drinks, secrets and sperm in a haphazard, fearful response to potential sudden death. Almodovar merrily doses his characters with mescaline-laced Valencia cocktails, while the bisexual pilots (Antonio de la Torre and Hugo Silva) carry on a comic soap opera with the stewards. Rated R for strong sexual content and drug use. One hour, 30 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 laidoff watch salesmen who apply for an internship at Google, despite their lack of knowledge about technology. Naturally, Google accepts the pair, overlooking that they qualify as college students only by a hasty enrollment in the online University of Phoenix. Though 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 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 shot mostly on replica sets. 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

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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.


Inevitably, Disney’s new-millennial “The Lone Ranger” is a mass of contradictions, just like the country it’s about. But it’s hard to shake the feeling that director Gore Verbinski and executive producer Johnny Depp are getting away with something. Again. In a bit of magical absurdism, it’s a 100-year-old Tonto (Johnny Depp), who tells his story to a confused child who is the audience’s surrogate. In 1869 Texas, an action sequence shackles (a la “The Defiant Ones”) Tonto to John Reid (Armie Hammer, well cast). He’s the man who will become The Lone Ranger — but not before we see him reading John Locke’s “The Treatises of Government” and averring, “This here’s my Bible.” Reid’s arc will be one of disillusionment, passing through greed and corruption to arrive at the conclusion “If men like him represent the law, I’d rather be an outlaw.” This pop-culture reboot — an example of Hollywood’s current default position — operates in large part as a deconstruction of its source material, including the Lone Ranger’s historical trust in government. In sun-cracked white face paint and with a dead crow perched atop his head, this Tonto is both a typically oddball Depp creation, and an embodiment of the sane insanity of the unfathomably victimized: If he’s a fool, he’s a holy fool. Rated PG-13 for action, violence and suggestive material. Two hours, 29 minutes. — P.C.


Superman first appeared in the pages of Action Comics in 1938, so it’s fitting that action is the driving force behind the character’s big-screen adventure 75 years later. “Man of Steel” should give DC Comics a much-needed boost as it tries to keep pace with rival Marvel at the box office. Superman’s latest revamp, courtesy of “300” director Zack Snyder, helps wash away memories of DC’s cosmic misstep “Green Lantern” in 2011. Snyder and his filmmaking team present Superman’s origin in periodic flashbacks, which break the flow but protect the audience from unnecessary backstory. The design team deserves a wealth of credit for the costuming and set pieces, which showcase Krypton beautifully. But the conflagration of action and visual effects, especially in the film’s final act, lead to a sensory overload. The wanton destruction that takes place during the picture’s bigbudget action scenes is dizzying — even the Incredible Hulk would say “enough’s enough” — and the filmmakers may have been better served prioritizing story over visuals. Rated PG-13 for scifi violence, action and language. Two hours, 23 minutes. — T.H.

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NMOVIETIMES Showtimes are for Friday through Sunday unless otherwise noted. For other times, as well as reviews and trailers, go to Back to the Future (1985) (PG) Century 16: Sun 2 p.m. Mon 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. Before Midnight (R) Aquarius Theatre: 2:30, 5:30, 8:30 p.m. Despicable Me 2 (PG) (( Century 16: 9:15 & 11:45 a.m. & 2:30, 5:15, 8, 10:35 p.m. In 3D 10:45 a.m. & 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:35 p.m. Century 20: 10:20 & 11:45 a.m. & 12:50, 2:20, 3:15, 4:55, 5:40, 7:30, 8:10, 10, 10:40 p.m. The East (PG-13) ((( Palo Alto Square: 1:30, 4:15, 7:15 p.m. Fri-Sat also at 10 p.m. Grown Ups 2 (PG-13) Century 16: 9 & 10:15 & 11:30 a.m. & 12:45, 2, 3:15, 4:40, 5:55, 7:30, 9, 10:20 p.m. Fri-Sat also at 11:30 p.m. Century 20: 10:45 a.m. & noon & 1:15, 2:30, 3:45, 5, 6:15, 7:35, 8:50, 10:15 p.m. The Heat (R) (( Century 16: 11:10 a.m. & 1:55, 4:45, 7:45, 10:40 p.m. Century 20: 11 a.m. & 1:45, 4:25, 7:20, 10:20 p.m. I’m So Excited (R) (( Palo Alto Square: 2, 4:30, 7:25 p.m. Fri-Sat also at 9:45 p.m. The Internship (PG-13) (( Century 16: 10:50 a.m. & 4:50, 10:20 p.m. Josh Groban Live: All That Echoes, Artist Cut (PG) Century 20: Fri 7:30 p.m. Sat 7:30 p.m. Sun 7:30 p.m. Mon 7:30 p.m. Tue 7:30 p.m. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (R) Century 20: 10:40 a.m. & 12:40, 2:40, 4:40, 6:40, 8:40, 10:45 p.m. The Lone Ranger (PG-13) ((( Century 16: 9 & 10:40 a.m. & 12:20, 2:10, 3:50, 5:25, 7:10, 9:10, 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 10:25 & 11:15 a.m. & 12:15, 1:40, 2:35, 3:35, 4:55, 6, 7, 8:20, 9:25, 10:25 p.m. Man of Steel (PG-13) ((( Century 16: 9:05 a.m. & 3:55 & 7:15 p.m. In 3D 12:35, 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 1:25 & 7:40 p.m. In 3D 10:20 a.m. & 4:30, 10:50 p.m. Monsters University (G) (((1/2 Century 16: 9:25 & 11:55 a.m. & 5 & 7:30 p.m. In 3D 2:25, 10 p.m. Century 20: 10:30 a.m. & 1:10, 3:45, 6:25, 9:10 p.m. In 3D 12:05, 2:40, 5:15, 7:55, 10:35 p.m. Morocco (1930) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: Fri 7 p.m. Much Ado About Nothing (PG-13) (((1/2 Aquarius Theatre: 2, 5, 8 p.m. Now You See Me (PG-13) (( Century 16: 7:35 p.m. Fri-Sat also at 1:45 p.m. Century 20: 10:55 a.m. & 1:40, 4:20, 7:10, 9:55 p.m. Pacific Rim (PG-13) Century 16: 11 a.m. & 2:15, 5:30, 8:45, 11:45 p.m. In 3D 9:15 a.m. 12:30, 3:45, 7, 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 10:35 a.m. & 1:35, 4:35, 7:40, 10:45 p.m. In XD 12:15, 3:15, 6:20, 9:25 p.m. Roberta (1935) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: Sat-Sun 5:35 & 9:25 p.m. Shanghai Express (1932) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: Fri 5:55 & 9:15 p.m. Star Trek: Into Darkness (PG-13) ((( Century 16: 10:05 a.m., 4:05, 7:25 p.m. In 3D 1:05, 10:25 p.m. Century 20: 1:50 & 7:45 p.m. In 3D 10:50 a.m. & 4:45, 10:45 p.m. Swing Time (1936) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: Sat-Sun 3:40 & 7:30 p.m. Century 16: 10:30 a.m. & 1:20, This Is The End (R) ((1/2 4:20, 7:20, 9:55 p.m. Century 20: 12:10, 2:45, 5:25, 8:05, 10:40 p.m. The Way, Way Back (PG-13) (Not Reviewed) Guild Theatre: 2, 4:30, 7:15, 9:55 p.m. White House Down (PG-13) ((1/2 Century 16: 9:10 a.m. & 12:24, 3:25, 7:05, 10:05 p.m. Century 16: 9:10 a.m. & 12:24, 3:25, 7:05, 10:05 p.m. Century 20: 10:35 a.m. & 1:35, 4:35, 7:35, 10:35 p.m. Century 20: 10:35 a.m. & 1:35, 4:35, 7:35, 10:35 p.m. World War Z (PG-13) Century 16: 9:45 a.m. & 4 & 7:15 p.m. In 3D 12:50 & 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 2:25, 8 p.m. In 3D 11:40 a.m. & 5:10, 10:50 p.m.

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‘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. MondaySaturday, 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. Tony Coluzzi Photographic Exhibition An exhibit by Bay Area artist Tony Coluzzi, “Vietnam in Color & Landscapes in Black & White,” will be on display at Gallery 9 in Los Altos from July 2 through July 28. The exhibit includes works from travels to Vietnam. A reception for the artist will take place Friday, July 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.

Astronomy Lecture Monthly meeting of the Peninsula Astronomical Society including a talk open to the public, led by speaker Dan Werthimer of UC Berkeley and organizer of the SETI<\@>home Project. The Foothill Observatory will be open after the meeting from 9 o 11 p.m., weather permitting. July 12, 7:30-9 p.m. Free ($3 parking fee required). Foothill College Room 5001, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Charity-of-the-Month Knit & Crochet Club Inaugural meeting of a new club dedicated to making items for charity. Participants will make squares to be joined into afghans for homeless shelters and nursing homes. Tuesdays, April 9-Sept. 10, 3-5 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library program room, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-948-7683. Middle School Reading Workshops Linden Tree Books hosts summer reading workshops for middle school students (6th-8th grade). Students can choose a book from their summer reading list or work with a book that they have selected to read. K-5 workshops are also available. July 17, 4-6 p.m. $35/per student. Includes one paperback book. Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos. Call 650-9493390.

Mulch and Young Tree Survey Mountain View Trees hosts a mulch workshop, followed by its Young Tree Survey kickoff. Learn about different kinds of mulch materials and how they benefit trees. After survey instructions, volunteers pick up their list of addresses of trees to check for health, vigor, etc. July 13, 10 a.m.-noon. Sierra Vista Park, 859 Sierra Vista, Mountain View. Call 415-412-1127.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS Foothill College Fall Quarter Registration Registration for the fall quarter at Foothill College runs July 22-Sept. 22. Classes meet Sept. 23-Dec. 13. Review the searchable class schedule online and to register. California residents pay $31 per unit plus basic fees; fees are due at the time of registration. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-7325. www.foothill.fhda. edu/admissions.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 650-968-1540. 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. MC Sports Broadcasting Camp for Teens The Mid Peninsula Media Center hosts a sports-broadcasting camp in Palo Alto. Using a mobile production truck, campers learn all crew positions: Field Camera Operations, Directing, Graphics, Audio, Playback Engineering and Game Announcer. The camp includes covering a real game at a local sports camp. Three instructors; limited to 12 participants. July 15-19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $450. Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-494-8686. MC Sports Broadcasting Camp for Teens The Mid Peninsula Media Center is hosting a sports-broadcasting camp in Palo Alto. Using a mobile production truck, campers learn all crew positions: field camera operations, directing, graphics, audio, playback engineering and game announcer. Monday through Wednesday, July 22-29, $465. Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-494-8686. Princess Dance Camp For ages 6-8. At each themed mini-camp dancers will have a dance class with a professional teacher, do a craft, play games and listen to stories, and have a snack. Aug. 6-8, 1-3 p.m. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way Suite B, Mountain View. Call 650-861-0650. www.



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

FAMILY AND KIDS PYT Presents ‘Charlotte’s Web’ In the Peninsula Youth Theatre’s adaptation of “Charlotte’s Web” Piglet Wilbur, the runt of the litter, learns about love and friendship from farm girl Fern and spider Charlotte. The show runs FridaySunday, July 13-21. Performance vary. $7-$16. Mountain View Center for the Performing Art, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-9888798. 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. www. Waldorf Nursery & Kindergarten Playdate See Waldorf School of the Peninsula’s Los Altos campus and visit a kindergarten classroom. Children will have the opportunity to experience Waldorf activities for nursery and kindergartenaged children, and play while parents learn more about Waldorf’s Early Childhood programs and availability for fall enrollment. July 13, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Waldorf School of the Peninsula, 11311 Mora Drive, Los Altos. Call 650-2099400.

NHIGHLIGHT SUMMER OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT SERIES The city of Mountain View is hosting a series of outdoor movie screenings this summer. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served. All movies begin at 8:30 p.m. or when dark enough outside. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair. Friday, July 12 at Cuesta Park - “Madagascar 3”. Call 650-903-6410.

Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-968-1502.

ON STAGE ‘Damn Yankees’ The Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical “Damn Yankees” in which mddle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the devil for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. Performance times vary. July 26-August 18, $10-$28. Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College , 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills . www.† ‘Gretel and Hansel,’ a new twist on an old tale Written in the style of a British pantomime for Shakespeare Santa Cruz, this version of Gretel and Hansel is full of puns and audience participation. The music, composed by Craig Bohmler, features styles from ragtime to hip hop. Fridays and Saturdays, July 12-27, 7:309 p.m. $15 for children/seniors, $17 general. Bus Barn Theatre, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-941-0551. The Importance of Being Earnest Stanford Summer Theater presents Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” directed by Lynn Soffer, with Kay Kostopoulos, Marty Pistone, Courtney Walsh, Don Demico, Jessica Waldman David Raymond, Austin Caldwell and Ruth Marks. July 18-August 11, 8-10 p.m. $25, $15 for students and seniors. Pigott Theater, Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford. www.stanford. edu/group/summertheater/cgi-bin/sst/tickets

‘The Home of the Future’ The Los Altos History Museum hosts an architect, builder, educator and landscape architect on a panel to discuss what the home of the future will look like, what new features to expect and what cities will look like. Refreshments will be served. July 21, 1-3 p.m. Free. Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. 2013 Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival More than 150 local artists will display their handcrafted glass and ceramic art at the Clay and Glass Festival. Meet the artists while shopping, or take part in activities such as live clay and glass technique demonstrations. Ceramic and clay art projects open to all artists of all ages. July 13-14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-329-2366. Ujena Swimwear Charity Drive Ujena Swimwear’s goal is to collect as many new or gently worn women’s swimsuits as possible to give away to less fortunate women. The company is offering a $20 off coupon for a future Ujena Swimwear purchase in exchange for a donation. The drive runs through July 31. Ujena Swimwear, 1931A Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Call 650-938-1002. www.facebook. com/events/611707982174307/

ICA Summer Film Fest Stanford University’s Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies (ICA) hosts an international film festival. A Stanford affiliate will introduce each film and lead a discussion. Wednesdays, July 3-August 14, 7-10 p.m. Free. Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. Call 650-725-9317. www.ica.



‘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. 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. Musical Theater Dance Camp Dancers ages 9-17 have a week to work on musical-theater 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.

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.

‘Sodium Savvy’ Join Khahn from Second Harvest Food Bank for this nutrition workshop at the Mountain View Senior Center. Learn how to be smart about how to use salt in cooking and when choosing meals. July 16, 10-11 a.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330.† Facebook for Current Users The Mountain View Senior Center is hosting a workshop on how to use Facebook. A preexisting Facebook account and basic computer skills are required. July 17, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330. Keeping Up Your Healthy Brain Join Hiro Sugawara, a chiropractic doctor, for this workshop on the connections between body and mental health. July 25, 1-2 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330.†



Live Acoustic Guitar & Wine Flight with Jack Cutter Guitarist Jack Cutter will perform, starting at 7 p.m. July 18, 5-11 p.m. Free. Morocco’s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-968-1502. www. Live Jazz Music with Johnny Williams & Steven Gary On Morocco Restaurant’s “no corkage Tuesdays,” in July Johnny Williams and Steven Gary will also be performing, starting at 7 p.m. July 2-30, 5-9:30 p.m. Free. Morocco’s

‘Fandango! An Evening in Old California’ The Los Altos History Museum is hosting an event about the history of Californios with era-appropriate live music, dancing, a costume contest and a dinner menu based on California rancho cooking. Proceeds benefit museum programs. July 14, 5-9 p.m. $95 members; $115 non-members; Youth 9-15 years, $40. Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.

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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. Interspiritual Meditation Community Learn how to meditate at Sanctify the Day in Mountain View. Through July 27, the community will hold Saturday morning talks on the theme of spiritual practice led by Reverend Priya FridayPabros. 7-9 a.m. Free (donations accepted). Cassand Ballet, 223 Moffet Blvd., Mountain View. Call 659-691-5206.


Russian Fair: Artists & Entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley Meet Russian artists and entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley for an afternoon of art, music, classes, presentations, games, food and more. July 21, 4-7 p.m. Free. OFJCC campus, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Call 650-223-8618. www.

SPORTS ‘Links to the Heart’ Golf Tournament Pathways Hospice Play the Stanford University Golf Course with friends, colleagues, or clients and support Pathways Hospice. Hole-inOne prize: 2013 Lexus IS 250, compliments of Magnussen Lexus. July 15, 12:30-8 p.m. $375 per player or $1,500 for a foursome. Stanford University Golf Course , 198 Junipero Serra Blvd., Stanford. Call 408-773-4109 . Foothill College Learning Curve Bike Circuit Race The annual Learning Curve Bike Race will be along the Foothill College 1.09-mile campus loop road. Event registration begins at 7:15 a.m. July 14, 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Race entry fees ($15-$35) vary depending upon competitor age. Free admission and parking. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-279-8472.

TALKS/AUTHORS ‘Dial Up Your Vision: Be Bolder, Play Bigger’ Women In Consulting hosts Kate Purmal, a consultant, adviser and business coach for CEOs, to speak at a general meeting. July 18, 6-8:30 p.m. $45-$65 depending on membership status and registration date. Michael’s at Shoreline Park, 2960 North Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Call 408-266-9658 ext. 11. ‘The Road to Conquering Diseases of the Brain’ The Oshman Family JCC hosts Dr. Dale Schenk to explore what is known about the brain -- often called “the last frontier of medicine” -- and describe the journey from an idea to the patient’s bedside for new innovative treatments. July 17, 7-8 p.m. $10-15. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Call 408-280-5530. events/2013-07-17/dale-schenk-road-conquering-diseases-brain Allen Ginsberg’s archivist at Stanford Bill Morgan, biographer and personal archivist to Allen Ginsberg, will speak at Stanford University, home of the Ginsberg archives. Several items of Ginsberg memorabilia will be on display. July 12, 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa St., Stanford . Call 650-724-0113. events/384/38421/ Chile Travel Program The Los Altos Library hosts Wayne Bernhardson, the author of travel articles on South America and several Lonely Planet and Moon guidebooks, such as Moon Handbooks Chile. July 17, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-948-7683. Chris Bohjalian at Books Inc. Author Chris Bohjalian shares “The Light in the Ruins”, a reimagining of Romeo and Juliet set in Tuscany at the end of World War II. July 19, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto. Call 650-321-0600. event/2013/07/19/month/all/all/1 Mac Barnett at Books Inc. Author Mac Barnett shares “Count the Monkeys,” an interactive story about monkeys. July 20, 4 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-428-1234. event/2013/07/19/month/all/all/1 Meg Clayton at Books Inc. Books Inc. Palo Alto hosts a launch party with author Meg Waite Clayton, celebrating the release of “The Wednesday Daughters,” a novel about mothers and daughters. July 16, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto. Call 650-321-0600. event/2013/07/19/month/all/all/1

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

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Mountain View, 2 BR/2 BA - $115,000

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Mountain View, 4 BR/2 BA - $169000

Palo Alto, 1 BR/2 BA Large furnished office available Tuesdays for psychotherapist. Located in Victorian near downtown Palo Alto. 650-327-1149.

815 Rentals Wanted Couple ISO house/condo for rent PERFECT TENANTS Teacher Looking for Quiet Rental

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850 Acreage/Lots/ Storage Land for sale 80 acres near San Jose. $125000

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AMERICAN LIMO CA FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 579965 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: American Limo CA, located at 840 Alice Ave., #18, Mountain View, CA, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): HARMEL K. BRAR 840 Alice Ave., #18 Mtn. 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 26, 2013. (MVV July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2, 2013)

997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: June 13, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of Applicant(s) is/are: PMAB-6 LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 545 San Antonio Rd. Ste. 31 Mountain View, CA 94040-1217 Type of license(s) applied for: 47 - ON-SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE (MVV July 5, 12, 19, 2013)

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SUNNYVALE Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $995,000 1136 Viscaino Ave 3 BR 3 BA Spacious home w/separate. FR could be used as a 4th bed or 2nd master suite. Ric Parker BRE #00992559 650.941.7040

SUNNYVALE Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,298,000 757 Sheraton Dr 4 BR 2 BA Large, updated & inviting home built in 1994, w/a lovely sparkling swimming pool. Aileen La Bouff BRE #01392043 650.941.7040

SARATOGA Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $3,688,000 15061 Encina Ct 5 BR 3 full BA + 3 half An entertainer’s dream! Views of mountains & city lights & more!Stone fireplace in FR & MB Eppie Lum BRE #01150959 650.941.7040

SARATOGA Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,900,000 13321 Via Ranchero Dr 4 BR 2.5 BA Formal entry w/marble tile; remod kit, rear yrd w/brick patio, black bottom pool & spa. Helen Kuckens BRE #00992533 650.941.7040

SAN CARLOS Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,595,000 4 BR 3.5 BA Stunning bay views from most rooms. In-law unit w/full bath. Lots of storage. 3 car garage Tom Huff BRE #922877 650.325.6161

REDWOOD CITY $988,000 2 BR 2 BA Vintage Wellesley Crescent home converted to duplex. Enormous rms, lrg lot, prime location Kevin Klemm BRE #01857018 650.328.5211

REDWOOD CITY Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $425,000 2 BR 2 BA Lovely 1st flr condo! Close to shopping & transportation. Well maintained. Beautiful pool. Shawnna Sullivan BRE #00856563 650.325.6161

PALO ALTO Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $950,000 4044 Park Blvd 3 BR 1 BA Beautiful remod home on tree lined st. Delightful garden, fresh paint & ready to move in. Ellen Barton BRE #00640629 650.941.7040

MOUNTAIN VIEW Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $300,000 3 BR 2 BA Large 3bed/2bath manufactured home in prime location in Mountain View! Great opportunity! Tammy Patterson/Rod Creason BRE #01931758/01443380 650.325.6161

MOUNTAIN VIEW Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,399,000 255/257 Paul Ave Extr desirable location in of downtown MV. 5 blks to Castro St. 3br/2ba & 2br/2ba units. Deniece Watkins Smith BRE #01295757 650.941.7040

MOUNTAIN VIEW Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $950,000 3 BR 1.5 BA Hardwood floors, living room/dining room combo, fresh paint, large yard, move right in! Alan Loveless BRE #00444835 650.325.6161

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