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SMALL FIRE AT SPRINGER SCHOOL A small fire appears to have been set at Springer School — perhaps by someone loitering and drinking alcohol — on the evening of Aug. 12. No major damage was done to the school, but burn marks were found on the ground and a wall near a bathroom on the school grounds, located at 1120 Rose Ave. According to Sgt. Sean Thompson with the Mountain View Police Department, the school’s principal found an empty bottle of tequila near the area where the burn marks were discovered. The principal called the police when he discovered the burn marks at around 7 a.m. on Aug. 13. He said the marks had not been there the previous day when he left the school in the evening. The burn marks were consistent with a flammable liquid being squirted on the ground and then set on fire, Thompson said.


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A 64-year-old Palo Alto woman allegedly spat in the face of a 61-year-old Mountain View woman during an argument over a parking spot at Walmart on Aug. 18. Sgt. Sean Thompson of the Mountain View Police Department said it all began around 12:53 p.m. in the parking lot of the big box retailer at 600 Showers Dr. According to Thompson, the alleged victim, 61, parked her car in a disabled parking spot near the store’s entrance. This angered the alleged suspect, 64, who told police she was clearly about to take the spot when the younger woman sneaked in and took it first. An argument ensued and, according to the 61-year-old, the older woman spat in her face. The older woman was cited for battery and released by police officers. —Nick Veronin



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Correction: The story on the International Dance Festival- Silicon Valley in last week’s issue of the Voice misstated the location of the final concert performance. The performance will be held at the Mountain View Masonic Lodge at 890 Church St., Mountain View at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25. Information is at livelyfoundation. org/wordpress.

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passed Proposition 36, which ow-level drug offenders required those caught in posdon’t belong in jail — session or under the influence they belong in treatment. of controlled substances be sent That was the message deliv- to drug treatment. ered by U.S. Attorney General “That proposition had a very Eric Holder earlier this month positive effect in the state,” when he ordered all federal Rosen said, estimating that it prosecutors to stop pursuing has saved at least $2 billion and so-called “mandatory mini- reduced the number of Calimum sentences” for individuals fornia inmates incarcerated caught possessing or under the for drug-related offenses by 50 influence of small amounts of percent. illicit drugs. According to a data analysis by Santa Clara County District the Northern California office Attorney Jeff Rosof the American Civen said he agrees il Liberties Union, with Holder and Rosen and his office his ultimate goal are indeed working ‘California to keep non-violent — shrinking the country’s prison addicts out of county really needs jail. Will Matthews, population and keeping commusenior communicaa total nities together tions officer with the by reducing the ACLU, said it seems reevaluation Santa Clara County number of nonviolent addicts in could be doing a betof all of its American prister job when it comes ons. to helping drug abusdrug laws.’ ers. That said, Rosen added that he Matthews, WILL MATTHEWS, doesn’t expect who leads an ACLU ACLU SPOKESMAN much to change campaign aimed at locally as a result reforming Califorof the Attorney niaís criminal justice General’s order. system, pointed to a That’s because county Civil Grand the state and county already Jury report from 2012 that have laws and policies aimed at found that about 80 percent of keeping low-level drug offend- the total county jail populaers out of jail. tion is dealing with a substance “Jail is very expensive,” Rosen abuse problem. “Being addicted said, explaining that he person- to drugs can be the animator ally prefers helping get drug for all sorts of crime,” Matusers into treatment over incar- thews said, noting that many cerating them. “It’s cheaper of those inmates with drug and for the state to have people in alcohol issues might have been drug treatment outside of jail. better off going into a drug We want to reserve prisons for treatment program — espeserious, violent and dangerous cially if their crimes were nonoffenders — not use that space violent and were committed in for low-level drug users.” an effort to fuel their addiction. Rosen said county district “We’d be better off if we didn’t attorneys try to push such rely so much on incarceration low-level users into treatment to address social and mental programs by offering rehab and health problems,” he said. counseling as an alternative to Looking at the bigger picture, being locked up — and in many Matthews said that there are cases district attorneys have to take this route. In 2000 voters See DRUG LAW, page 16




Brian finds his name tag on his first day of kindergarten, before heading to teacher Gene Wood’s classroom at Mariano Castro Elementary School on Monday, Aug. 19. Mountain View’s public elementary and high schools are back in session this week, and Mountain View police are stepping up traffic patrols and warning motorists to take extra care, especially around children walking and biking to school.

Hospital district improving transparency, agency says AFTER CRITICAL GRAND JURY REPORT, EL CAMINO MAKING STRIDES By Nick Veronin


better website, a distinguishing name change and modifications to the way the organization keeps track of taxpayer money have made the El Camino Healthcare District more transparent and accountable to the public, according to an official with the Local Agency Formation Commission of Santa Clara County.

After being publicly criticized last year by the LAFCO board and the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury for a lack of openness and questionable business practices, ECH and the district are turning their act around, said Margaret AbeKoga, a member of the LAFCO board and the Mountain View City Council. “From what we’ve seen, it seems they have actually made quite a few changes and a lot of

progress has been made,” AbeKoga said, referring to a report, which officials from the local healthcare organization delivered before the LAFCO board on Aug. 7. In the report, ECH and ECHD leaders highlighted a number of changes made over the past year aimed at improving transparency. Officials noted that a much See HOSPITAL, page 7

Judge: Rail funding plan violated law DECISION WON’T HALT STATE’S HIGH-SPEED RAIL PROJECT By Gennady Sheyner


he California High-Speed Rail Authority had violated state law and “abused its discretion” in proceeding with the controversial San Franciscoto-Los Angeles train system without first identifying the funding sources for the line’s first

usable segment, a Sacramento Superior Court judge wrote in a Friday decision. The decision by Judge Michael Kenny presents a new setback for the rail authority, the agency charged with building the voterapproved project. The decision was prompted by a 2011 lawsuit from residents of Kings County,

who argued that the rail authority’s funding plan did not comply with Proposition 1A, the 2008 measure that authorized $9 billion in state funds for the line. Attorneys for the plaintiffs included rail critic Michael Brady, an attorney from Redwood See HIGH-SPEED RAIL, page 12

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AN ELECTRIFYING FINISH The long journey from Charleston, S.C., finally ended on the evening of Aug. 16 as Susan Jones and the rest of her traveling companions rolled into Charleston Park, adjacent to the Google Campus. Jones and her fellow sojourners arrived at around 5 p.m., after traveling approximately 3,000 miles without burning so much as one drop of gas. Jones, who made


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f you’re planning on purchasing a home in the Bay Area soon, you may be up against steep competition. According to San Diego-based company DataQuick, house and condo sales throughout the Bay Area in July were the highest since 2005. A total of 9,339 sales were finalized, up 13.3 percent from July 2012, when 8,241 homes were sold, according to DataQuick. The sales were at its highest since 12,538 homes sold in July 2005, the data company stated. The spike in sales was most evident in Santa Clara County, where 2,244 homes were sold, 26.1 percent more than the 1,779 from July last year. In San Francisco, 718 homes sold last month, up 31.3 percent from last July’s 547 sales. Solano County was the only Bay Area county that recorded fewer sales this July from last, totaling a


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sharper distinction has now been drawn between the hospital and the taxpayer-funded hospital district. Before, the hospital was named El Camino Hospital and the district was named the El Camino Hospital District, and both entities shared a single website. Now, the district has changed its name to the El Camino Healthcare District and it no longer shares a website with the hospital. According to Abe-Koga, money collected by the healthcare district used to essentially be funneled directly into the hospital corporation. Once there, officials promised that they only used they taxpayergenerated funds for capital improvements and community benefits projects as the law requires. However, because there was no sharp dividing line, many questioned whether that money might be used for other purposes. Now, the district keeps a very separate set of books, and instead of sending tax dollars directly to the hospital’s capital improvement and community benefit funds, the hospital corporation now has to formally request funds from the district, according to Abe-Koga. “We were very pleased that

0.8 percent decrease, from 610 last year to 605 last month. With the rise in sales, the median price of homes in the Bay Area has also increased, reaching its highest price in more than five and a half years. In July, the median price was $562,000, the highest since December 2007 when homes were averaging a price tag of roughly $587,500, according to DataQuick. Twelve months ago, the median price of homes in the ninecounty region was 33.5 percent less, averaging roughly $421,000 per sale. All counties throughout the Bay Area recorded an increase in median sale prices, but none more than in Contra Costa County, which had its median sale price rise nearly 43 percent from $308,000 to $440,000, according to DataQuick. —Bay City News Service

the district took LAFCO’s recommendations seriously,” AbeKoga said. “Overall things are looking much better than they did a year ago.” In addition to Abe-Koga’s endorsement, the district also received a certificate acknowledging their efforts to increase transparency from the Special District Leadership Foundation. The SDLF, an organization composed of leaders from special districts from all over California, gave the district its District Transparency Certificate of Excellence — recognizing the district for taking a number of steps to improve its openness. Those steps included putting all of its board members through an ethics training course, adopting official policies for dealing with public records act requests, conducting annual audits and making sure policies are in place to prevent conflicts of interest. “This award is a true testament to the hard work and collaboration between the district and our community over the past several years,” ECHD Chair Patricia Einarson said in a press release. “As a publicly accountable organization, we are committed to being open and transparent about activities and decisions impacting district residents.”

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ix dancers, ranging in age from 20 to 60, are casually arrayed across the hardwood floor in the Mountain View Masonic Lodge on the first day of the week-long dance workshop, part of this week’s second annual International Dance Festival- Silicon Valley. Instructor Leslie Friedman, who is the artistic director of festival organizer The Lively Foundation, firmly instructs dancers in contemporary technique with the intensity of a drill sergeant and the kindness of a close friend. The dancers, led by Friedman and her protege Amity Johnson, practice skips, jumps, pliés, and relevés. Once the repertory class begins, they assemble themselves into complex arrangements, resembling swans as they bend and bow while practicing the “Mountain Dance,” holding onto one another for posture and balance. Workshop participants will show off their new skills at a final concert performance at the Masonic Lodge on Sunday, Aug. 25. Julie van Gelder said she’s been dancing since the age of 6, and participated in the festival last year, too. “I think it is a privilege to still be dancing,” said the Cupertino resident during a break in the workshop on Aug. 19. —Miranda Chatfield Photos by Michelle Le


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Clockwise from top: Leslie Friedman gives pointers to Julie Van Gelder in the repertory dance class; Amity Johnson, left, and Van Gelder practice; Julia Canavese leaps. Opposite page, top: Students in the repertory dance workshop circle the room. Below: From left, Julia Canavese, Vanessa Nudd, Julie Van Gelder and Amity Johnson move across the floor.

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GOOGLE CLOSING IN ON FORMER MAYFIELD MALL SITE The structure that once housed the region’s first indoor mall looks as if it will be leased by Google in a move that suggest the search giant’s expansion in Mountain View isn’t slowing down. According to the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Google has been listed as the lessee of the former site of the Mayfield Mall — a 500,000-square-foot complex. The article in the Business Journal, published Aug. 15, said that the deal has yet to be finalized. However, as reported by the Voice Google has been buying up Mountain View office space like gangbusters recently. The site had been planned to be used for a housing complex, but plans changed last year and developers announced they planned to re-use the existing buildings as an office campus. Google could not be reached for comment. —Nick Veronin


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City, and Stuart Flashman, who represented Palo Alto, Atherton and Menlo Park in prior lawsuits against the rail authority. Kenny’s verdict comes at a time when the rail authority is preparing to build the “Initial Construction Segment” of the $68 billion line in the Central Valley, between Bakersfield and just north of Fresno. This segment would be the first phase of the rail line’s “Initial Operating

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Segment,” which in effect is the first stretch of the train system that would be usable. In making his finding, Kenny argued that, while the rail authority had identified the funding sources for the construction segment, it failed to list the funding sources for the operating one, as mandated by law. The ruling stopped short, however, of invalidating all rail-authority documents based on the funding plan. Rather, Kenny left open the question of remedy and directed both sides to confer and submit arguments, after which time he would decide the next steps. The plaintiffs, Aaron Fukuda, John Tos and County of Kings, argued that if the business plan were to be found invalid, everything that relied on the business plan should also be struck down.

“Essentially, defendants have built a house of cards upon the basis of a funding plan that violated the terms of the bond measure. If the funding plan is invalid, the entire house of cards must collapse along with it,” the plaintiffs wrote.

‘The authority will need to go back and do things right.’ STUART FLASHMAN ATTORNEY

While Kenny’s decision may not stop the project, which has become increasingly unpopular on the Peninsula, it could set up a new legal speed bump for the

beleaguered rail authority. Last year, the rail authority won a razor-thin victory in Sacramento when the state Senate authorized the agency to tap into the first $2.6 billion in bond funding and to accept $3.3 billion in federal funding for the first segment of the project. The appropriation came by a single vote, with several Democrats joining every Republican in voting against the funding bill. Kenny’s ruling makes an argument that the rail authority’s plan to fund its first operating segment (a 300-mile-long stretch from either north from Bakersfield to San Jose, or south from Merced to San Fernando) is flimsy at best. The rail authority’s business plan lists numerous potential federal funding sources for the first operating segment, though it also makes clear that some of these sources are far

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from a sure thing. The plan acknowledges that federal grants from the HighSpeed Intercity Passenger Rail Program and Passenger Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 are uncertain and would require heavy lobbying by the state to “promote high-speed rail as a program of national interest.” Other federal funding sources identified in the plan — including a trust fund dedicated to transportation and qualified tax-credit bonds — don’t even exist. “This language makes it absolutely clear that there is, in reality, no reasonably anticipated time of receipt for any of the potential new federal funds described in the funding plan and the 2012 draft business plan, and that there are no expected commitments, authorizations, agreements, allocations, or other means of actually receiving such funds,” Kenny wrote. The rail authority acknowledged in its 2012 business plan that it doesn’t not have all the funding sources identified for future segments of the line and stated that it will identify them no later than 2015. Kenny also cites the plan’s statement that “the mix, timing and amount of federal funding for later sections of the HighSpeed Rail is not known at this time.” He points to this language in arguing that “the funding plan failed to comply with the statute because it simply did not identify funds available for the completion of the entire Initial Operating Segment.” After going over the history of the case, Kenny wrote: “Having exercised its independent judgment in this matter as authorized by law, the court concludes that the (rail) authority abused its discretion by approving a funding plan that did not comply with the requirements of law.” In a statement, attorneys for the plaintiffs said the ruling will require the rail agency to go back and correct its mistakes. Flashman wrote that Proposition 1A was by no means a “blank check” from the voters. “There were numerous requirements that had to be met before the bond funds could be spent,” Flashman said in the statement. “The authority will need to go back and do things right. If the Governor and the authority don’t like these requirements, they’d need the the voters’ approval to change them.” Brady concurred and said Proposition 1A “contains such strict safeguards that the authority may not be able to comply at all, in which event the HighSpeed Rail project may never go forward.” V


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Advocates of Silicon Valley. Over the course of her career, Grove said she has seen firsthand how music and art can make a difference in children’s lives. She has seen it engage otherwise shy or uninterested kids in lessons, and she said the arts have the power to spur creativity in ways other subjects cannot, which is especially important in an area such as Silicon Valley. “The valley is all about critical thinking, creativity and innovation, and that’s what we do,� Grove said of CSMA. In addition to having an appreciation for the arts and their importance in fueling creative thinking, Grove said she is bringing other strengths to the table — in particular, experience and a strong track record managing nonprofits, and an understanding of how to raise money in Silicon Valley. The area is “very sophisticated from a funder and donor perspective,� Grove said, explaining that in order to run a successful fundraising campaign for CSMA, she will have to articulate exactly what it is investors are putting their money into and also what they can expect to get out of it. Investing in what CSMA has to offer — art galleries, live performances, music classes at their Mountain View campus and in public and private schools around Silicon Valley — isn’t going to result in a monetary return in the way funding a start-up tech company might. Investing in CSMA is going to yield social returns, she said. “I think it brings us to the fundamental question: What is the value of an arts education?� Grove said. Children who are exposed to art at a younger age have a chance to live a more fulfilling life, she said — they are likely to grow into more creative, nuanced adults. “In order to have a quality workforce, our education system must include the arts,� she said, noting that the arts are inspiring and that every great idea stemmed from some sort of inspiration. Equally as important, the arts lend meaning to people’s lives outside of the office, she said, noting that for her mother, perhaps the most “enjoyable and pleasurable� part of her day is when she sits down at her piano. See CSMA, page 16


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“California really needs a total reevaluation of all of its drug laws,” he said. Rosen agrees that more can be done throughout the state and across the country when it comes to the way the authorities prosecute drug crimes. He said he hopes more district attorneys heed Holder’s call for more sensible drug enforcement. As it stands locally, however, he thinks the county is taking the right approach. “Right now, in Santa Clara County, I think we have a good balance in how we deal with drugs,” he said. V


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Search #RESTAURANTS Breakfast For 21 consecutive years, Hobee’s has gobbled up the competition by serving what our readers say is the best breakfast in town. The Mountain View location was the first Hobee’s to open up in 1974 before the restaurant’s flourishing popularity inspired franchises across Northern California. According to general manager Sergio Gutierrez, the menu standout is the blueberry coffeecake, which he calls a “Hobee’s tradition.� 2312 Central Expressway, Mountain View 650-968-6050

Chinese For Chef Chu’s owner Larry Chu Sr., family comes first. This kid-friendly restaurant, which has been open on the corner of San Antonio and El Camino for 43 years, is a local staple due to its familiarity with the community, accommodating menu, fresh yet consistent dishes and comfortable atmosphere. “You come in here,� says Chu, “and

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Coffee House With a central location in the heart of Mountain View and an expansive menu that features drinks and blends from across the globe, Red Rock Coffee is a favorite among the Castro Street commuters, techies and passersby from all walks of life. In addition to their high-quality brews, Red Rock is well known for its community engagement. Between their Saturday coffee tastings, Monday open-mic nights and friendly bar staff, Red Rock Coffee has a whole latte to love. 201 Castro St., Mountain View 650-967-4473

Fine dining It’s the fine details that make all the difference to George Aviet, who for over 30 years has been providing elegant French contemporary cuisine and atmosphere as the owner of Michelin-star rated Chez

TJ. Under the new vision of executive chef Jarad Gallagher, recently plucked from Saratoga’s famed The Plumed Horse, Chez TJ uses fresh and seasonal ingredients from abroad and the restaurant’s own organic backyard garden. 938 Villa St., Mountain View 650-964-7466


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Fusion Whether the restaurant is changing up the plating or experimenting with the menu, Xanh strives to interpret traditional Vietnamese cuisine with a modern twist. Also open for buffet lunch, the restaurant offers family-style, vegetarian or even gluten-free dining during the day as well as a vibrant nightlife after the sun goes down. Xanh also won for best Vietnamese restaurant.

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like butter chicken and chicken tikka masala, Amber’s traditional, rich cuisine brings Mountain View diners back for more. 2290 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View. 650-968-7511 150 University Ave., Palo Alto. 650-329-9644

Italian Frankie, Johnnie and Luigi Too is a family-owned restaurant that has been serving home-style Italian flavors, ambiance and attitude in the Bay Area for decades. Our readers say to try the restaurant’s freshlybaked pizzas, or a traditional dish such as penne calabrese for a taste of little Italy. 939 West El Camino Real, Mountain View 650-967-5384

Japanese/Sushi It’s not uncommon to see a line out the door at SushiTomi, but customers swear the fresh fish and food is worth the wait. Some local favorites are the Tomi special roll, which has a choose-your-ownadventure filling, and the salmon and yellowtail nigiri. 635 W Dana St., Mountain View 650-968-3227

Mediterranean It’s a tie: Cascal and Ephesus are our top vote-getters. Cascal is a perennial favorite with readers in a variety of categories. It’s Mountain View’s go-to place for tapas, the traditional Spanish small plates. Cascal also dishes up heartier fare, like traditional paellas and regional dishes. Ephesus offers Mediterranean fare highlighting traditional Greek and Turkish food served in a rustic style, says restaurant manager Galit Vural, who owns Ephesus with his brother. Moussaka is the signature dish at Ephesus.

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Mexican As its name, which translates to “party of the sea”, would suggest, Fiesta Del Mar is famous for its camarones, or shrimp dishes. With a menu that boasts over 200 types of tequila and a website that allows for online takeout orders, this longtime Mountain View favorite has taken the title of Best Mexican Restaurant for its 14th year in a row. 1005 North Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View 650-965-9354

New Restaurant According to the restaurant’s creator Frank Klein, Asian Box aspires to stay true to the ingredients and flavors of Vietnamese street food in combination with the Bay Area philosophy of sustainably and responsibly farmed food. Between one meal’s base, entree, add-ons and sides, customers have thousands of combinations to choose from in order to build their perfect meal. Asian Box also won for best Take-out. 142 Castro St., Mountain View 650-584-3947

Patio/Outdoor Dining Even the most selective palate finds a home at Steins Beer Garden, where the 30-tap beer offerings and ever-changing menu has established the restaurant and bar as a standout in its first year. Coming up is an Oktoberfest celebration that Steins is hosting this year in partnership with the city of Mountain View. Other special events include their tap-takeovers, specialty beer dinners or Meet the Brewer events. Our readers also tapped Steins as the winner in the Best Bar category. 895 Villa St., Mountain View 650-963-9568

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Scheduling lunch with a client? Scratch is a favorite among the Mountain View business community for all-American comfort food and

best of MOUNTAIN VIEW drinks served in a sophisticated, professional setting. While some frequent Scratch for the fresh oysters served at its raw bar or weekend brunch, manager Michael Kloth says that the menu favorite is definitely the fried chicken plate, which he believes exemplifies the restaurant’s motto of “simple food done well.� 401 Castro St., Mountain View 650-237-3132

cuisine that recall the spices and sauces of Thailand. While owner Supawan Pimsakul notes that the Pad Thai is a favorite among customers, those willing to explore beyond the traditional noodle dish will find an range of options on the vast and vegetarian-friendly menu. 174-176 Castro St., Mountain View 650-988-9323


Seafood Scott’s Seafood opened its Mountain View installation just over a year ago, and it has been a hit with our readers ever since. Notable for its 4:30-6:30 p.m. happy hour — even on weekends — the restaurant features a diverse menu of surf, turf and everything in between. Popular menu items include the seafood saute and the Australian lobster tail, which receives rave reviews for its flavor and affordability. 420 Castro St., Mountain View 650-966-8124

Don’t be fooled by the meat references on the menu at Garden Fresh: this hidden gem of the local vegetarian community uses tofu, soy and other substitutes to recreate popular Chinese dishes with a vegan twist. The “duck�, which is actually composed of shiitake mushrooms, is a favorite among Garden Fresh customers — carnivores and herbivores alike. 1245 West El Camino Real, Mountain View 650-254-1688


Thai For more than a decade, Amarin Thai has won the hearts of Mountain View gastronomes with its beautiful decor and authentic

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best of MOUNTAIN VIEW Search #FOOD Best Bagel Downtown’s undisputed bagel champion has never been afraid to transcend the traditional. In addition to the usual bagel comforts, like the hot crust, the fresh lox, the gooey cream cheese, House of Bagels features plenty of zestier, sexier ingredients, including pesto and jalapeño. It’s not just bagels, either. The University Avenue establishment also offers a broad and doughy selection of delectable offerings, from tuna sandwiches and turkey hot dogs to piroshki and spanikopita. 1712 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View 650-694-4888 Try all varieties of this season’s delicately cultivated peaches, plums, pluots, nectarines, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, corn, heirloom, tomatoes, and much more direct from local farmers.

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Bakery There’s a reason why Le Boulanger’s sourdough wins awards in and out of Mountain View. Says manager Julian Hawawini, a day doesn’t go by without freshly baked bread. With 40 varieties of bread and pas-

tries, the restaurant offers customers a lot of options, which are clearly a hit with our readers. 650 Castro St., Mountain View 650-961-1787

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BBQ Year after year, Mountain View residents have looked to Armadillo Willy’s for the “tenderest, tastiest barbeque this side of Texas.” To achieve the famous smoky flavor, the meats on the menu are slow-cooked up to 18 hours —using only the heat of a real oak and hickory fire. 1031 North San Antonio Road, Los Altos 650-941-2922

Burger Clarke’s Charcoal Broiler is famous for “good service and good food,” owner James Blach says. The burgers weigh 1/3 of a pound and are cooked over charcoal,

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& DRINKS which makes for an authentic grilled taste. Along with their condiment bar stocked with fresh produce and an old-school feel, Clarke’s has been satisfying Mountain View’s burger cravings for years. 615 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View 650-967-0851

Burrito While hidden in the back of a small grocery store, don’t let appearances fool you: La Costeña is first and foremost in the burrito-making business. Whether you choose corn or flour tortillas, refried or black beans, carnitas or veggies, salsa or guacamole is up to you, but the freshness and quality is a Mountain View standard. Besides holding the title of best burrito for several years running, La Costeña Custom Burritos has another claim to fame: a Guinness book record for Biggest Burrito that weighed in at a whopping 4,456.3 pounds. 2078 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View 650-967-0507

best of MOUNTAIN VIEW Deli For over 40 years, Erik’s Deli has been serving the Bay Area its trademarked “sandwiches with character.� Many frequent the Charleston Road franchise for its fusion of antique Erik’s atmosphere with a modern design and open floor plan, as well as freshbaked goods, warm service and quality food. 2424 Charleston Road, Mountain View 650-969-2900

Ice Cream Store Repeat winner Gelato Classico dishes out its Italian-style ice cream in a rich and wide selection of flavors, from tiramisu to crème brulee. Fresh, fruity sorbetto is also on offer. It’s not unusual to see a line out the door, even on week nights, so clearly, the creamy treat is worth the wait. 241 Castro St., Mountain View 650-969-2900

Noodle Place Mountain View’s favorite noodle house, Ramen House Ryowa, takes its name from its most popular dish: Ryowa noodles. These Japanese-style ramen noodles are dished up in flavorful broth, garnished with with

cha siu barbeque pork, seaweed and a boiled egg. Butter-corn ramen is a local favorite. Other treats include crispy gyoza, fried chicken and kimchi. 859 Villa St., Mountain View 650-965-8829

Pearl Tea Fans of Verde Tea say no one makes the frothy, East Asian beverage like Verde. The cafe serves pearl milk tea in flavors from peach to red bean. The pearls — plump tapioca balls at the bottom of each drink — are a reader favorite. 852 Villa St., Mountain View 650-210-9986

Pizza Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria is a downtown favorite for its authentic thin, crisp-crust pizzas oven-baked right next to an open flame. Marketing director Richard Allum says that Amici’s is the best because it strives to make your experience the best it can be. Amici’s also has a variety of salads and pasta dishes so that there’s something on the menu for everyone. 790 Castro St., Mountain View 650-961-6666

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View Farmers Market brings an expansive selection of organic produce, baked goods and fresh flowers to the Bay Area patrons. Because the market is year round, the 80-plus farmers and food producers selling their wares provide Mountain View with the very best produce in season. Catch the market Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the best seasonal fruits and veggies.

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Small Grocery Store The Milk Pail has always been a favorite for its local produce, baked goods, and food along with a userfriendly website that features recipes and cheerful messages from owner Steve Rasmussen. Make sure to check out the Milk Pail’s huge selection of rare and artisanal cheeses from across the globe, sold at competitive prices. 2585 California St., Mountain View 650-941-2505

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What’s on point about Mountain View’s best acupuncture spot? Peninsula Acupuncture says it brings modern training and perfected technique to one of the most ancient forms of medicine. Fans of the licensed acupuncturist and herbalist Ted Ray praise his soothing technique and ability to bring relief from a wide variety of troubles.

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Auto Body Repair Since 1979, the experienced professionals, welcoming customer service and commitment to environmental sustainability at family-owned FCC Collision has brought car owners back for more, and has won the auto body repair shop the title of Best Auto Repair four years running. According to owner Adam Piper, over 40 percent of customers come back again and again or are

Auto Repair The reason Larry’s Automotive was voted best auto repair shop is quite simple: “We’re the best,” owner Larry Moore says. He says that his customers always tell him that they keep coming back because Moore and his team are straightshooters. If it isn’t broken or if it doesn’t make sense to fix, Moore will tell his customers just that. “We take care of cars,” he acknowledges, “but what we really take care of is car owners.” 2526 Leghorn St., Mountain View 650-968-5202

Chiropractor When your back is out of whack, those in know in Mountain View say there is no better place to go than Chiropractic Performance

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best of MOUNTAIN VIEW Center. Lucy Osgood, owner and chiropractor, said she thinks her business won because she is a good listener. “I really take the time and sit down with people,” she said — “trying to figure out what their life is like.” Getting to know the whole person helps her make sure each adjustment she makes is tailored for the individual, she says. 357 Castro St. #6, Mountain View 650-798-9050

Dentist What does the best dentist in Mountain View get? A little plaque. Smiles Dental is once again a favorite of Mountain View residents. Dr. William Hall attributes the business’ success to its friendly, caring staff as well as the customer service staff’s attention to detail. 100 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View 650-967-8899

Dry Cleaners To go green with your clean, our readers picked Green & Fresh Cleaners, Mountain View’s favorite eco-friendly garment and fabric-care cleaning company. Their 100 percent PERC-free

dry-cleaning process saves your stained clothes and makes the world a brighter place. 580 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View 650-967-9064

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Green Business To recycle a beloved book, or to just pick up a good read, BookBuyers has been serving Mountain View’s book-fiends as not just a green business, but also as the largest used-book store on the Peninsula. Browse their Modern Library section for classic literature finds, or venture Behind the Rainbow Curtain to explore their incredible collection of fiction, nonfiction and graphic novel book esoterica. 317 Castro St., Mountain View 650-968-7323

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meyer, executive director of the El Camino Y, said it makes sense. “I think it has to do with our mission,� she said. “We’re here to strengthen our community by providing a high quality of life and inspiring people to develop their full potential in spirit, mind and body.� It is also our readers’ top pick for best Fitness Classes, maybe because it offers more than 160 fitness classes each week — include Yoga, Pilates, cross-fit, boxing, and tai chi — all in an “inclusive family environment.�

Hotel With a central location on El Camino Real and full buffet breakfast every morning, it’s no wonder that residents of Mountain View often recommend the Hilton Garden Inn as the best accommodations for visiting friends and relatives, says General Manager Garrett Ritter. For the traveling business professional, the Garden Inn also offers a number of useful and complimentary amenities, such as a 24/7-business center, spacious meeting rooms, Wi-Fi and on-site catering.

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A loyal customer base is the reason Happy Feet Foot Spa was voted best in the massage category by Voice readers, according to owner David Bertelsen. It also helps that they are only one of a few foot spas in the city that specializes in foot massage only. Their expertise makes them the go-to shop in Mountain View to soothe your barking dogs. 858 Villa St., Mountain View 650-969-7600


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If you’re looking to treat yourself, spend an afternoon at Gorgeous Nails and Skin Care, a two-time winner of best manicure in Mountain View. Manager Nancy Nguyen also cites the nail salon’s cleanliness and thorough sanitization methods, but customers swear by the prices and hot stone massages.

Are engine problems burning you out? Dean’s Automotive has well-trained employees and specialized automotive service and repair facilities to get your car running like it was the first time you drove it off the lot. Since 1963, the auto repair shop has been providing Mountain View quality car care, backed up by a 24-month/24,000-mile guarantee on parts and labor.

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Pet Care With almost 50 years in the pet-health game, it’s no wonder readers chose Adobe Animal Hospital as winner of this year’s best veterinarian. Its host of more than 20 vets, 24/7 urgent and emergency care, a pharmacy, and a policy of constantly having a vet staffed Continued on next page

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As the oldest independent book store in the west, Books Inc. just gets better with age. Check out their Mountain View store’s many author events, book clubs and their huge selection of books and magazines, or stop by the cafe upstairs for a cup of coffee and a bite.

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Shoreline Amphitheatre helps put Mountain View on the map, and won again as the best place in town to hear live music. The amphitheater has a capacity of 22,500, with 16,000 general admission seats on the lawn. Shoreline is winding down the summer with events such as Rock The Bells, The Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival and Depeche Mode, and thousands of other shows that fans do not want to miss. 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View 650-967-3000





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hirty years ago, the land behind Mountain View’s Station 1 was a basketball court for the Police Officers Association. Three years ago, it was just a blanket of tall weeds. “A forgotten land,” said Mountain View firefighter-paramedic Mike Robbins. Robbins was in the process of building some large container gardens on the back patio of Station 1 on South Shoreline Boulevard, where he worked. But one day, he looked over the fence beyond the patio. “I saw the full southern sun-

exposed lot with a bunch of weeds,” the Santa Cruz resident said. “As I looked over, I thought, ‘This would be a good place for a garden.’ ... A quarteracre is sitting here.” His excitement grew as he toured the city property. He said he was hesitant at first, but then he invited his friend to bring his tractor and rototiller to go over the area. Robbins said he pulled out rocks, concrete, pavement and other crud. “It’s tough to make tomatoes Continued on next page

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grow in rocks, right?” he said, chuckling. While on a call one day, Robbins saw some old wood heading to the dump. With permission, he took the wooden planks and created some raised beds in the fire station’s garden. “Then, you start planting,” he said. But it wasn’t an easy job. He toiled during his free time at the station — between 7 and 10 p.m. and after his shift in the morning — in his “civilian clothes.” For the first six months, nothing in the garden would grow. It began to “catapult into a different league” after Robbins took some gardening classes at Love Apple Farms in Santa Cruz. And soon enough, city officials were willing to help, supplying wood chips to inhibit weeds, removing a lot of dead brush and trimming the trees, he said. “When you put a plate of

Above: A joke sign hangs over the stove in Station 1’s kitchen. Right: Firefighter Melton Wang cooks kale for the crew’s dinner on Aug. 12.

watermelon or honeydew or cherry tomatoes that are sweet, sweet, sweet like sugar, the smiles on their faces — there was no need for permission,” he said. Now, his lush garden has taken a life of its own, full of watermelon, onions, garlic, tomatoes,

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would see it as well. It’s not a watery tomato from the grocery store. It’s like a steak when you cut into it. And you can taste that freshness,” Robbins said. The team switches off cooking responsibilities each night. One of the firefighters has made a beet cake several times that “is out of this world,” Robbins said. He said he has seen others at the station become inspired to begin their own gardens, asking him for tips. “You get to see your little baby grow and then at the end, you literally get to pick the fruit of your labor and put it on the plate and see people enjoy it,” he said. “It’s fun to nurture something like that.” While he spends time chasing off squirrels gnawing on his prized possession, the garden has become bigger than Robbins, bringing him some local fame. A couple of weeks ago, community members were invited to visit the garden and try the cherry tomatoes and lemon cucumbers as part of a Mountain View library event. Robbins’ garden was featured in “California Bountiful,” two radio shows and a TV news spot. But most significantly, Robbins received a congratulatory letter from U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, mentioning that she had forwarded the coverage to First Lady Michelle Obama. “I thought someone was messing with me,” he said. “I was like, ‘What?’ I just wanted to grow a garden ... Before you know it, the First Lady is getting wind of it.”

Robbins said Obama hasn’t come to visit but that if she does, he will be there. Robbins said he has no idea why people are hungry for his story, but he recalls his chief, Richard Alameda, telling him “gardening is really sexy right now. It’s chic.” Robbins — who’s been given the nicknames Green Thumb, Green Jeans and Farmer Mike — does understand the apparent irony of the story: the macho firefighter devoted to gardening. “It kind of deviates from the stereotypic role of a firefighter,” he said. “But I’m okay. I’m comfortable with that. It’s all good.” If anything, he feels this hobby allows him to relate to the public because people begin to see him as an average Joe. “I think there is a sense of a wall when people see a uniform,” he said. “They think that maybe they’re not human or that they can’t talk to them. But when you come to them and say: ‘Hey, how are ya? You like to garden, too?’ their defenses go down.” Gardening is something Robbins has been around his whole life, as it was important to his parents. He has a garden at home, where he lives with his 5- and 7-year-old sons. “I think you can taste the difference and it’s getting back to the basics,” he said. “The cool thing is you get to take control of what you eat. And you know what’s been in there, whether it’s ‘Ethel Methyl’ stuff or just sunlight and love.”

8FFLFOE “enhancing” Allen’s life. After a framing device, “The Butler” takes us to 1926 Macon, Ga., for Cecil’s “origin story.” The 8-year-old cotton picker learns to shut up and serve following a tragedy that writes him a ticket from the fields to the house. Out on his own, Cecil gets further instruction from a hotel waiter (Clarence Williams III) before landing a gig in the White House pantry. Once Cecil is installed as a butler, the film broadens its focus to include his home life with wife Gloria (Oprah Winfrey) and sons Louis (David Oyelowo, convincingly playing boy to man) and Charlie (Isaac White, then Elijah Kelley). Rated PG-13 for some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smoking. Two hours, 12 minutes. — P.C.


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(Denzel) Washington and (Mark) Wahlberg play wheeler-dealer Bobby “I Know a Guy” Beans and “junkyard dog” Michael “Stig” Stigman, a pair of dealers who — when stiffed by Mexican drug-cartel head Papi Greco (Edward James Olmos) — agree to a compensatory savings-and-loan robbery. That scene partly plays out in the film’s engagingly schtick-y opening sequence, which establishes a cool rapport between the stars and their characters before screenwriter Blake Masters (working from Steven Grant’s comics) and director Baltasar Kormakur (“Contraband”) roll back the clock for some context. How the plot unfolds, and what the characters are really after, is best left unexplained here, but it does come to involve $43.125 million, and the sticky fingers of U.S. Naval Intelligence (in the person of James Marsden) and the CIA (repped by a drawling, creepy-comic Bill Paxton). Rated R for violence throughout, language and brief nudity. One hour, 49 minutes. — P.C.


What would popular music sound like without the backup singers? The answer is, of course, unthinkable, as Morgan Neville’s documentary “20 Feet from Stardom” reminds us. Neville does a good job of highlighting songs that are especially characterized by backup singers, like Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side,” and introducing us to some of the “unsung” talent that made those hits possible. Among the vocalists highlighted in the film are Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, the Waters Family, Claudia Lennear, Mabel John, Stevvi Alexander, Jo Lawry, Tata Vega, Lynn Mabry and Judith Hill. That nearly all of the talent is female gives the film a charge of feminist electricity, but the doc also serves as a parable of pursuing a big-time professional career in the arts. For every household name (and six testify in the film), there’s a breathtaking singer who never quite got the breaks or, perhaps, lacked the ambitious drive to pursue downstage stardom. Rated PG-13 for language and sexual material. One hour, 31 minutes. — P.C.


“I want the past past,” says Jasmine. Fat chance. The haunted protagonist of “Blue Jasmine,” played by Cate Blanchett, can’t forget her bygone bliss and the horrifying loss of it. A Park Avenue socialite, Jasmine has lost it all and landed on the San Franciscan doorstep of her workingclass sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins), a good soul tested by her long-absent sibling’s demands. Jasmine and Ginger were both adoptive sisters, but when Jasmine made her social-clambering escape, she never looked back, becoming accustomed not only to a certain lifestyle but to a fabulous selfishness, insulated by willful obliviousness. Certainly, “Blue Jasmine” is Allen’s riff on “A Streetcar Named Desire,” an impression only helped along by the casting of Blanchett, who played Blanche DuBois in an acclaimed 2009 production. Blanchett is a force of nature as Jasmine: the beating heart that keeps the schematic picture alive and kicking, and a shoo-in for an Oscar nomination. Though “Blue Jasmine” is more a drama than a comedy, Blanchett’s comic brio, in Jasmine’s blithely


Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in “Jobs.” imperious manner, magically complements her mental fragility and self-defeating desperation. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, language and sexual content. One hour, 38 minutes. — P.C.


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.


2001: A Space Odyssey” author Arthur C. Clarke posited that “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” It’s a thought that must’ve emboldened writer-director Neill Blomkamp (“District 9”) as he set to work on this science-fiction actioner, which hinges on a piece of seemingly magical technology. For the sake of the parable (and the gun battles and the explosions), audiences will have to accept the existence of “med bays” that can heal anything short of physical obliteration. These med bays are the pride of every home on Elysium, a Kubrickian, spic-and-span Stanford torus space habitat for the 1 percent that spins serenely above a ruined Earth. In a galvanizing performance that reminds us why he’s a movie star, Matt Damon plays Earthbound Max da Costa, a car thief on parole. Max makes his living “on the line” at the factory of missile-defense outfit Armadyne. He’s trying to keep his head down, but not hard enough (the stop-and-frisk robots on his way to work don’t get his humor). Max

has long held a dream of one day relocating to Elysium, having promised his childhood sweetheart Frey that he would take her there one day. But the heat is on when Max gets a lethal dose of radiation at work: If he doesn’t get to Elysium in five days, he’s dead. Rated R for strong bloody violence and language throughout. One hour, 49 minutes. — P.C.


Bay Area audiences may feel they need no introduction to Oscar Grant III when it comes to “Fruitvale Station,” a based-on-atrue-story film about the young local’s last hours on Earth. But Bay Area-bred writerdirector Ryan Coogler feels it’s precisely the point that we all do need to get to know the man — as more than a victim frozen in time. The film begins with the infamous cellphone video of Grant’s ignominious end in the titular BART station, pointing up that this is what we have seen and mostly know of Grant. What follows, in docudramatic form, strives to round out our knowledge of this ordinary 22-year-old American male, to return this symbol to his humanity as a son, a grandson, a boyfriend, a father. “Fruitvale Station” tallies the toll of what was lost on New Year’s Day 2009. Rated R for some violence, language and drug use. One hour, 30 minutes. — P.C.

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“Jobs,” a biopic about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, gets the look right in its production design and its casting, a point underlined by a film-capping photo album that compares the actors to their real-life counterparts. Ashton Kutcher plays Jobs, and the resemblance is striking. Joshua Michael Stern’s film, scripted by Matt Whitely, takes us from 1974 — when college dropout Jobs was still auditing classes at Reed College — to 2001 and the introduction of the iPod. After the early scenes of Reed and of Jobs’ trip to India, the film settles into the tech-happy Bay Area: Stanford, where Jobs and partner Steve Wozniak (Josh Gad) unveiled a “personal computer” prototype; Los Altos, where the tiny, initial Apple crew began assembly in the Jobs family garage; and Cupertino, home to the eventual Apple campus. Faced with almost three decades of complicated history, “Jobs” does a fair job of telling the story of Apple and conveying something of what made its cofounder unique. The film establishes Jobs’ creativity, drive and business savvy as (after

languishing at Atari) he gooses Wozniak into partnership, wills Apple into existence and enlists angel investors — most importantly, Mike Markkula (Dermot Mulroney). Rated PG-13 for some drug content and brief strong language. Two hours, seven minutes. — P.C.


“Kick-Ass,” a franchise playing out in comic books and movies, has always walked a conceptual tightrope. As dreamed up by Mark Millar, it explores what might happen if real people donned masks and capes to fight crime, but in its style of execution, it’s gonzo. Adapted from the “Kick-Ass 2” and “Hit Girl” comics of Millar and illustrator John Romita Jr., the film “Kick-Ass 2” isn’t quite sure what it wants to say about vigilante violence, but says it loud all the same. Aaron Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz return as Dave Lizewski and Mindy Macready, aka Kick-Ass and Hit Girl. Now high school classmates, Dave’s a senior and Mindy a 15-year-old freshman. Dave has taken a break from being a superhero, but he wants back in, and needs Hit Girl to train him into fighting shape. Hit Girl loves being a hero, and considers it a moral obligation in honor of her dearly departed father (Nicolas Cage, greatly missed). But her guardian, police Sergeant Marcus Williams (Morris Chestnut), guilts her into retirement. So Dave teams up with “Justice Forever,” a superhero team led by bornagain Christian crusader Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), even as Chris D’Amico (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) reboots as a supervillain with an unprintable name and an agenda of taking murderous revenge on the unwitting Dave. Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, crude and sexual content, and brief nudity. One hour, 43 minutes. — P.C.


Actor-screenwriter Danny Strong skates along the surface of eight decades of American history with his script “inspired by the true story” of Eugene Allen, a member of the White House serving staff for 34 years. It’s easy to understand the real-life-Forrest-Gump-ian appeal: Oscar winner Forest Whitaker plays Cecil Gaines, who — as Allen did — serves the administrations of Eisenhower, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Ford, Nixon and Reagan. The film grasps for greater significance by

“Go big or go home” may have been the mantra for the producers of “Pacific Rim.” The blockbuster from director Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) delivers its action on a massive scale while paying homage to Japanese monster flicks. On the surface, the film seems like little more than “Transformers vs. Godzilla,” but undertones about teamwork and del Toro’s deft touch keep the picture from drowning beneath its own weight. The spectacle takes place in the nottoo-distant future, when deadly creatures begin emerging from the Pacific Ocean. To battle said beasts, human beings develop life-sized robots (called “jaegers”) operated by fighters. One is Raleigh Becket (“Sons of Anarchy” heartthrob Charlie Hunnam). A tragedy forces Raleigh to rethink his career path, until military leader Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba) urges him back into the biz. Raleigh will have to click with rookie Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) to defend against a kaiju onslaught while researcher Newton Geiszler (Charlie Day of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) and mathematician Hermann Gottlieb (Burn Gorman) hunt for a scientific solution. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence, and brief language. Two hours, 11 minutes. — T.H.


Three years ago, “Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief” didn’t exactly take the world by storm, but its modest box-office returns were good enough to justify a sequel and keep young star Logan Lerman lashed to the mast for at least one contractually obligated sequel. Based on the popular YA book series by Rick Riordan, the “Percy Jackson” franchise doesn’t bother to disguise its mandate to be “Harry Potter” on a budget, replacing magic with Greek mythology and Hogwarts with Camp Half-Blood. Director Thor Freudenthal, taking the reins from Chris Columbus, does his best to keep the sequel roughly on par with the original, chasing down action and goofy humor but not bothering to consider innovation, narrative sense or genuine dramatic weight. Lerman’s Percy, the half-blood son of Poseidon, must this time go on a quest across the Sea of Monsters (“what the humans called the Bermuda Triangle”) to recover the Golden Fleece in order to restore life to the magical tree containing the spirit of Zeus’s daugh — zzzzzzzzz. New to the scene is Clarisse (Leven Rambin), the gung-ho demigod daughter of Ares, god of war. Rated PG for fantasy action violence, scary images and mild language. One hour, 46 minutes. — P.C.

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Gallery 9 Summer Art Thirty Bay Area artists will be displaying summer art through Aug. 31. Painterly cows, travels to Yosemite, and leisure reading are some of the depicted imagery. Selfpublished art books by five artists will also be on display. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos. Rengstorff Arts Festival This festival showcases local artists in a variety of mediums and selected student work from the art4schools program at the Community School for Music and Arts. July 31-Sept. 1, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. Free. Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

AUDITIONS Boychoir Auditions The Silicon Valley Boychoir will be holding auditions for its 2013-2014 season. The small-group 20-minute audition is open to rising 2nd-6th grade boys. Older boys with experience may audition for upper levels. Auditions are by appointment. Aug. 23, Free audition, semester tuition. First Lutheran Church, 600 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS AXIS Dance Co. Workshop In this workshop, dance artists offer their approach to movement to all adult ages with and without physical limitations and with and without dance training. AXIS artists dance in wheelchairs & on their own. Part of the International Dance Festival-Silicon Valley. Aug. 24, 3:30-5 p.m. $14-$25. Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St., Mountain View. Call 650-969-4110. www.livelyfoundation. org/Wordpress Contemporary Dance Workshop This master dance class will be with Leslie Friedman, a dancer and choreographer. Part of the International Dance Festival-Silicon Valley. Aug. 24, 10:15-11:30 a.m. $14-$25. Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St., Mountain View. Call 650-969-4110. Contemporary Dance workshop This workshop will be led by dancer/choreographer Leslie Friedman. Tech, repertory, comp$mprov, public performance. Scholarship avail. MondayFriday, Aug. 19-23, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $270/$325. Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St., Mountain View. Call 650-969-4110. Facebook Privacy Review at Los Altos Library The Los Altos Library is hosting an event to go over Facebook security settings. The workshop will review account settings, privacy settings and how to manage the updated Facebook settings. Aug. 27, 2-3 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-948-7683. Full Day of Dance A day of open dance classes for all levels and all ages. Take one or more. There will be pilates mat, contemporary, tap and Polish folk classes as well as an AXIS Dance Co. workshop. Cost reduces with each added class; register by July 19 for discount. Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $20/$25 single class;$70/$80 for all five. Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St., Mountain View. Call 650-969-4110. www. Grow for Your Thanksgiving and Holiday Dinners It’s the season to plant for fall holiday dinners. Hear master gardeners talk about planting spinach, chard, kale, bok choy, broccoli, beets, carrots and more. Aug. 27, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 408-282-3105. Lecture on Self-Healing “Guide for SelfHealing; Self-Healing Through Movement” therapist, international health educator and author, Dr. Meir Schneider, presents a lecture on self-healing. Please call to reserve a seat. Aug. 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. East West Bookshop, 324 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650- 988-9800. www.


Pilates Mat class Pilates master teacher Amity Johnson will lead this Pilates mat class, which is part of the International Dance Festival-Silicon Valley. All adult ages and levels of training are welcome. Aug. 24, 9-10 a.m. $14-$25. Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St., Mountain View. Call 650969-4110. Polish Folk Dance This dance class will be taught by Christina Smolen of the Lowiczanie Polish Folk Dance Co. All adult ages, levels of experience or lack of it are welcome. Part of the International Dance Festival-Silicon Valley. Aug. 24, 2-3:15 p.m. $14-$25. Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St., Mountain View . Call 650969-4110. Reiki 1 & 2 Classes in Los Altos The Los Altos Reiki Center is offering Reiki classes, a natural healing art. Level 1 is $175. Level 2 is $225. Separate registration for each class. Aug. 14-28, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Los Altos Reiki Center, 745 Distel Drive, #121, Los Altos. Call 650-862-2425. www. Tap Dance Master Class Audreyanne Delgado-Covarrubias will teach this tap dance class. All adult ages and any level of experience welcome.Part of the International Dance FestivalSilicon Valley. Aug. 24, 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. $14-$25. Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St., Mountain View. Call 650-969-4110. Working with Challenging Adolescents The Mental Research Institute is hosting this three-day workshop that will focus on topics relating to challenging adolescents. Aug. 22-24, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $600. Mental Research Institute, 555 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-3213055.

CLUBS/MEETINGS ‘Let’s Network, Socialize, and Meet New Friends!’ This business networking and happy hour event will have startup and established company tables to describe their businesses. Sept. 5, 6-9 p.m. $12 in advance. The Menu, 2700 West El Camino Real, Mountain View. 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. Top Ten Tips From Master Gardeners The Garden Club of Los Altos hosts a discussion of tips and words of advice from master gardeners, from creating healthy soil to plant selection and plant culture. A business meeting starts at 12:45 p.m. and the talk will be 1:30-2:30 p.m. Come for both, or just the talk. Aug. 27, $5; Free to members. Los Altos Lutheran Church, 460 S. El Monte Ave., Los Altos.

COMMUNITY EVENTS ‘Apple Campus 2: Growing a Forest’ Join Dave Muffly, Apple senior arborist, Sally Reynolds, landscape lrchitect at Olin and Eric Morley, principal at The Morley Bros to learn about the plan for Apple Campus 2, which includes 7,000 trees and a landscape design to create a forest reminiscent of the early Santa Clara Valley. Aug. 24, 10-11 a.m. Free. Lucie Stern Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-964-6110. www. ‘The Shofar is Calling You!’ Families with children ages 3 to 16 are invited for an afternoon of family-friendly activities and learning experiences to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. There will be shofar blowing workshops, Jewish puppet shows and storytelling, crafts and games, and learning about honeymaking from real beekeeper. Aug. 25, 1-3:30 p.m. Free. Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. Call 650-813-9094. linkAges TimeBank Orientation Session Red Rock Coffee is hosting three sessions on TimeBanking, a service exchange network

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in which members earn “Time Dollars” for time spent exchanging neighborly services with other members. RSVP online. Aug. 25 and Sept. 15, 5:30-8 p.m. Free. Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-691-8784. www. Mountain View Certified Farmers Market This farmers market features more than 60 certified local producers with farm-fresh fruit and vegetables with organic and Asian varieties, grass-fed beef, eggs, mushrooms, bakeries, plants, herbs, sprouts, cheese, melons and garden tomatoes. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Dec. 31. Caltrain Station, 600 W. Evelyn Ave., Mountain View. Call 800-806-3276. www.cafarmersmkts. com/markets/category/mountain-view

NHIGHLIGHT CSMA OPEN HOUSE The annual open house at the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) showcases school programs. There will be musical instrument and art class demos, faculty and staff available to meet, facility tours and live music performances. Refreshments available. Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

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 Aug. 28, Sept. 25 and Dec. 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. El Camino Hospital Park Pavilion Second Floor, 2400 Grant Road, Mountain View.


Jacki’s Aerobic Dancing Try one month of free classes at Jacki’s Aerobic Dancing in Mountain View. The studio offers core work, strength training and aerobic routines as well as childcare 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.

Green Day vs. Foo Fighters School of Rock students will perform songs from Green Day and Foo Fighters. There will also be a ‘70s rock opener show with classics from Led Zeppelin, The Who, Kansas and more. Aug. 24, 1:30-4 p.m. $15/$10. Club Illusions, 260 S. California Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-388-9964. Johnny Williams & No Corkage Tuesdays Morocco’s Restaurant holds “no corkage Tuesdays” in Aug., plus a live jazz/blues performance by Johnny Williams. Aug. 6-27, 5-9:30 p.m. Free. Morocco’s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-968-1502. www. Live Music with Bobby Love & Sugar Sweet Morocco’s Restaurant has happy hour on Friday nights, with Bobby Love and Sugar Sweet performing rock, jazz and blues covers on Aug. 30 starting at 8 p.m. 5-11 p.m. Free. Morocco’s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-968-1502. Moroccos Magic Monday, Foodies & Music Morocco’s “Magic Mondays” features food, live music and a magician (starts at 7 p.m. Aug. 5-26 5-9:30 p.m. Free. Morocco’s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650968-1502. Rengstorff Arts Festival Trio Organica will perform as part of this arts festival. Aug. 25, 2-3 p.m. Free. Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.



‘Cartography of Longing’ Installation sculpture by artist Tessie Barrera-Scharaga will be on display at the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA)’s Mohr Gallery. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Friday, Aug. 16, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 9-Sept. 29, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. Call 650-918-6800 x306. Baylands Watercolors See the Baylands through the eyes of watercolor artist Earl Junghans, who has been painting the Bay Area’s amazing landscapes since the 1960s. The exhibit is on display Mondays and Thursday-Saturday through Aug. 28 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. The EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.

‘Happy Days’ Stanford Summer Theater presents “Happy Days” by Samuel Beckett. Thursday--Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Aug. 15-25. A postshow discussion follows Sunday matinees. Purchase tickets online. $25; $15 students and seniors. Nitery Theater, Old Union, Stanford University, 514 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. Call 650-725-5838. ‘Other Desert Cities’ TheatreWorks presents “Other Desert Cities” by Jon Robin Baitz. In this Broadway play, Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, brother and aunt. She announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history. Every day except Monday, Aug. 21-September 15, 8 p.m. $73; $19 for patrons 30 and under. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. otherdesertcities

CONCERTS International Dance Festival This Silicon Valley festival concert features performances from AXIS Dance Co. dancers; Audreyanne DelgadoCovarrubias, tap; Christina Smolen, soloist Lowiczanie Polish Dance Co.; the Festival Dancers. Aug. 25, 3-5 p.m. $12 general; $10 for over 65 years and under 10. Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St., Mountain View. Call 650-9694110. Redwood Tango Trio Outdoor Concert Bring a picnic and wine to this outdoor performance by the San Francisco-based Redwood Tango Trio. Aug. 24, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.


FAMILY AND KIDS ‘F is for Farm’ Join Bay Area farmers, artists and animals at C is for Craft, located in downtown Palo Alto, as children ages 21 months to 8 years create hands-on crafts inspired by Hidden Villa’s farm landscape in three one-hour sessions of interactive activities. Aug. 24, 10:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m. $7/child or $10/2 children. Adults are free of charge with a registered child or children. C is for Craft, 540 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 650-949-9702. www. The Harmonica Pocket Equipped with a hula-hoop, a ukulele and a suitcase of props, Seattle-based band The Harmonica Pocket sings about kids, bugs, vegetables and Dr. Seuss in their “A is for Apple” show, featuring renditions of American folk classics, plus an array of originals. Aug. 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Outer Space, 359 State St., Los Altos. Call 206-355-8239.




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‘Science and Religion: Can They Coexist?’ Lifetree Cafe invites the community for a conversation on “Science and Religion: Can They Coexist?” featuring a filmed interview with the Vatican Observatory’s Brother Guy Consolmagno, who researches small bodies in the solar system. Snacks/beverages available. Aug. 25, 7-8 p.m. Free. 3373 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto . www. University Public Worship Stanford’s Memorial Church hosts University Public Worship with Rev. Joanne Sanders, associate dean for Religious Life,preaching and music by university organist, Dr. Robert Huw Morgan. Aug. 25, 10-11 a.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Call 650-723-1762.

dinner - “Don Quixote’s Dinner in Spain” - a menu featuring a “twisted” and non-traditional approach to some classical Spanish fare such as white gazpacho, bread pillows, paella and a modernist take on these classics. Register online. Aug. 31, 7-9 p.m. $99/person. Palo Alto. Call 408-6168888. Festival Concert The International Dance Festival-Silicon Valley presents the Festival Concert, featuring artists who taught during the festival: Amity Johnson, Contemporary; Audreyanne Delgado-Covarrubias, Tap; Christina Smolen, Polish Folk; AXIS Dance Co. Aug. 25, 3-4:30 p.m. $12 general; $10 over 65 and under 10 years. Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St., Mountain View. Call 650-969-4110. www.livelyfoundation/wordpress

SPORTS Family & Children Services Golf Classic The 4th Annual Family & Children Services Golf Classic includes lunch, dinner, green fees/cart and the chance to win prizes Proceeds benefit counseling services. Aug. 26, Noon-9 p.m. $75-250. Los Altos Golf & Country Club, 1560 Country Club Drive, Los Altos. Call 650-543-5412.

LECTURES & TALKS ‘America’s Romance with the English Garden’ The Los Altos Library hosts author Thomas J. Mickey to talk about his book, “America’s Romance with the English Garden.” Aug. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-948-7683. ‘Delirious Delhi’ book reading Dave Prager takes the stage at Books Inc. to read from “Delirious Delhi” and discuss his experiences working and living in India’s capital. Aug. 27, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-428-1234. events/476403682450964/ Donia Bijan The Palo Alto Summer Reading Program at the Children’s Library presents Donia Bijan, author of “Maman’s Homesick Pie: A Persian Heart in an American Kitchen.” Aug. 29, 7 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St., Palo Alto. Call 650-329-2436. www. Robin Chapman at Books Inc. Television journalist, and a former anchor on San Francisco’s KRON-TV, Robin Chapman shares the history of Silicon Valley’s lost apricot orchards. Aug. 29, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc. Mountain View, 301 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-428-1234. www. Self-Healing and Natural Vision Improvement East West Bookstore hosts a “Self-Healing and Natural Vision Improvement” lecture with Meir Schneider, author of “Vision for Life: Ten Steps to Natural Eyesight Improvement.” Meir Schneider, PhD, was born blind to deaf parents, reportedly healed himself of blindness and developed a holistic approach to health as a result. Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m. Free. 324 Castro St., Mountain View.

VOLUNTEERS Art Docents Training The Los Altos Art Docents need volunteers for the new school year and is hosting an informational coffee training event. Attendees will learn about the Art Docent program and try a sample art lesson. Food will be served. No formal art background needed. Aug. 28, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Los Altos School Board Room, 201 Covington Road, Los Altos. Call 650947-1195 . Living Classroom Informational Meetings Living Classroom aims to inspire children to learn and value the natural world through gardenbased education. At this informational meeting, learn more about the Mountain View and Los Altos docent training program, program lessons, gardens and more. Aug. 29-30 and Sept. 4-5, 9-10 a.m. Free Mountain View Whisman School District Conference Room, 750-A San Pierre Way, Mountain View. Call 650-947-1103.

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Home Services 701 AC/Heating Temporary Change in Classified Deadlines Classified deadlines for the Weekly and Voice Best Of and Almanac Readers’ Choice newspapers have been changed as follows: August 30 Weekly Monday, August 26 at Noon August 28 Almanac Wednesday, August 21 at Noon August 23 Voice Friday, August 16 at Noon Early deadlines apply to these newspapers only. Please call 650/326-8216 with any questions or to place your ad.

710 Carpentry Cabinetry-Individual Designs Precise, 3-D Computer Modeling: Mantels * Bookcases * Workplaces *Wall Units * Window Seats. Ned Hollis, 650/856-9475

715 Cleaning Services 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 Olga's Housecleaning Res./Com. Wkly/mo. Low Rates. Local Refs. 25 years Exp. & Friendly. I Love My Job! Ins. (650) 380-1406


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650.814.1577  650.455.0062 Citiscapes I have landscaped here for over 30 years. Free consultation. Ken MacDonald 650-465-5627 Lic# 749570 J. Garcia Garden Maintenance Service Free est. 20 years exp. (650)366-4301 or (650)346-6781

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

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Glen Hodges Painting Call me first! Senior discount. 45 yrs. #351738. 650/322-8325 H.D.A. Painting and Drywall Interior/exterior painting, drywall installed. Mud, tape all textures. Free est. 650/207-7703 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

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

730 Electrical

Clarence Electric Co.

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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

Owens Construction Thank you SF Bay area for a great 25 years of building! CA Lic 730995

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Mountain View, 2 BR/2 BA - $2,500/mon Mountain View, 2 BR/2.5 BA - $3600 Mountain View, 3 BR/3 BA - $3900

803 Duplex 805 Homes for Rent Mountain View - $3875/m Mt. View, 3 BR/2 BA - $4,000.00 Mtn. View, 3 BR/2.5 BA - $4725 Palo Alto Home, 4 BR/2 BA - 4900... mo Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $3,800.00

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Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $599000 Sunnyvale, 3 BR/2 BA - $599999 Woodside, 3 BR/2 BA - $1099000

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Redwood City, 2 BR/1 BA - $2,500.00

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Woodside, 4 BR/3.5 BA $6500/ mo .Former Servants Quarters and Carriage House at the Schilling Estate

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Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA Sharon Heights, Luxury Condo, $3,500/mo (Menlo Park). - New Kitchen, Stainless Steel Appliances, Double Sink, Granite Counter Tops, New Hardwood Floors, 3 BR’s (one is a den/office with closets), Large MBR with walk in closet , 2 New Bathrooms, Huge Deck, Extra Storage, Pool, Bosch Washer and Dryer in unit! Furnished or unfurnished, $3,500 or best offer! Tel: 408-314-6210 Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $899000

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995 Fictitious Name Statement EVS ON-CALL FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 580890 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: EVS On-Call, located at 837 Reinert Road, Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): JOHN HERNY WILLIAMS 837 Reinert Road Mountain View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 23, 2013. (MVV Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013) BLUE HOUSECLEANING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 580744 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Blue Housecleaning, located at 278 Tyrella Ave., #2, Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): ANABEL S. CASTILLO 278 Tyrella Ave., #2 Mountain View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 18, 2013. (MVV Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013) RETAIL SOLUTIONS, INC. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 580329 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Retail Solutions, Inc., located at 2440 W. El Camino Real, Suite 475, Mountain

View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): T3C, INC. 2440 W. El Camino Real Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 01/10/2008. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 10, 2013. (MVV Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013) Ban2 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 581280 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Ban2, located at 1756 Plaza Court, 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): JOHANNA B. MANSOR-TALBERT 1756 Plaza Court Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: Not Applicable. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on August 1, 2013. (MVV Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013) URBAN ARTICHOKE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 581207 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Urban Artichoke, located at 1525 Fordham Way, 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): PATRICIA LARENAS 1525 Fordham Way Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 07/24/2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 31, 2013. (MVV Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013) VIVE SOL RESTAURANT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 581394 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Vive Sol Restaurant, located at 2020 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): VIVE SOL INC. 2020 W. El Camino Real Mtn. View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 01-03-2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on August 5, 2013. (MVV Aug. 16, 23, 30, Sept. 6, 2013) GLIMPSE DESIGN FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 581649 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Glimpse Design, located at 1575 Villa St., Apt. 7, Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): MICHAEL KUBBA 1575 Villa St., Apt. 7 Mountain View, CA 94041 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on Not Applicable. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on August 13, 2013. (MVV Aug. 23, 30, Sept. 6, 13, 2013)

997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: AUGUST 1, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: PACIFIC CATCH INC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic

THE PENINSULA’S FREE CLASSIFIEDS WEBSITE TO RESPOND TO ADS WITHOUT PHONE NUMBERS GO TO WWW.FOGSTER.COM beverages at: 545 SAN ANTONIO RD STE 34 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 94040-1351 Type of License(s) Applied for: 47 ON-SALE GENERAL EATING PLACE Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 100 PASEO DE SAN ANTONIO, ROOM 119, SAN JOSE, CA 95113 (408)277-1200 LA1327888 MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE 8/16,23,30 2013 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: FRANCES BEATRICE THOMAS Case No.: 113PR173060 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of FRANCES BEATRICE THOMAS. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: MARTINA L. ARMENTROUT in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA CLARA. The Petition for Probate requests that: MARTINA L. ARMENTROUT be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on September 26, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: 3 of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, located at 191 N. First St., San Jose,

CA, 95113. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: /s/ Montgomery S. Pisano 5150 El Camino Real, Suite D-22 Los Altos, CA 94022 (650) 903-2200 (MVV Aug. 23, 30, Sept. 6, 2013) NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (UCC Sec. 6105 and Sec. 24073 et. Seq. B&P.C.) Escrow No. 1312203AL NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name(s) and business address(es) of the seller(s) is/are: PHO GARDEN BOLDING CORPORATION, 246 CASTRO ST, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 94041 Doing business as: PHO GARDEN MOUNTAIN VIEW All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s) within the past three years, as stated by the

seller(s), is/are: The name(s) and business address of the buyer(s) is/are: CIJJO LLC, 310 CREST VILLAGE CIR #1134, SAN JOSE, CA 95134 The assets being sold are generally described as: FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, INVENTORY AND ALL BUSINESS ASSETS and is located at: 246 CASTRO ST, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 94041 The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of: BAY AREA ESCROW SERVICES and the anticipated sale date is SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 This Bulk Sale is subject to California Uniform and Professions Code(s) sections set forth above. The name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is: BAY AREA ESCROW SERVICES, 2817 CROW CANYON RD, STE 102, SAN RAMON, CA 94583 and the last date for filing claims by any creditor shall be DATE on which the notice of the liquor license is received by the Escrow Agent from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Date: 8/8/13 CIJJO LLC, Buyer(s) LA1330302 MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE 8/23/13 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: DEAN MANLEY aka DEAN WILLIAM MANLEY Case No.: 1-13-PR 172949 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of DEAN MANLEY, aka DEAN WILLIAM MANLEY. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: DONALD R. MOODY, Public Administrator of Santa Clara County in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA CLARA. The Petition for Probate requests that: DONALD R. MOODY, Public Administrator of Santa Clara County be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions

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without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on September 13, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: 3 of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, located at 191 N. First St., San Jose, CA, 95113. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: /s/ Mark A. Gonzalez, Lead Deputy County Counsel OFFICE OF THE COUNTY COUNSEL, 373 West Julian Street, Suite 300, San Jose, CA (408)758-4200 (MVV Aug. 23, 30, Sept. 6, 2013)

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Where people, homes and a bit of imagination intersect

LOS ALTOS Beautifully remodeled 4bd/2ba home in North Los Altos. Designer amenities throughout. Moments to downtown and highly coveted Los Altos schools. $1,798,000

LOS ALTOS Remodeled 3bd/2ba home plus separate 1bd/1ba guest quarters. Upgrades include dual-pane windows and high ceilings. Open Saturday & Sunday. $1,500,000

SUNNYVALE Traditional ranch-style home in a great neighborhood close to Homestead High School. 4bd/2ba with open kitchen and light-filled living room. $1,089,000


SUNNYVALE Luxurious 2bd/2ba third-floor condo overlooks the Sunken Garden Golf Course. Spacious floor plan with wood-burning FP, new carpet and paint $489,0000



SAN CARLOS Ranch-style gem in sought-after San Carlos. 3bd/1ba with open and light-filled living areas, gleaming hardwood floors, and stunning wood-burning fireplace. $898,000





REDWOOD CITY Extensively remodeled 3bd/2ba home with spacious backyard and deck. Gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, crown molding and dual-paned windows $799,000



MOUNTAIN VIEW Exquisitely crafted 4bd/3ba two-story home, 2000+/- sf. Open kitchen/family room, formal DR and LR, plus gorgeous, hardwood floors on main level. $1,459,000





MOUNTAIN VIEW Updated 3bd/2ba home with Los Altos schools, features hardwood floors and dual-pane windows. Near Springer Elementary School. Open Sat. & Sun $1,398,000







MOUNTAIN VIEW Gorgeous 2bd/2ba remodeled condo features an open floor plan with designer finishes throughout. Extra storage + inside laundry. Open Sat. & Sun $499,000

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An unwavering commitment to excellence in service SHELLY POTVIN, M.A. 650.917.7994

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207 Arlington Road Redwood City

935 San Pierre Way Mountain View

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Mobile: (650) 269-6964 Office: (650) 328-5211

Duplex with Tremendous Potential 3,091 sq. ft. x 11, 325 sq. ft. lot Single level x Prestigious Location Spacious Rooms x High Ceilings Offered at $988,000 x For Sale

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A stone walkway and brick bordered planting beds welcome you to this beautifully remodeled Saratoga Woods home. The one level floor plan offers four bedrooms, two and one half baths, living/dining room, family room and laundry room. The chefs kitchen features custom cabinets, high end appliances, granite counters, skylight and breakfast bar. Large sliding glass doors throughout the home provide wonderful natural light and create a great connection to outdoor living spaces. Inviting master suite with walk-in closet, remodeled bath and sliding door to pretty and private backyard with spa. Bonus detached building in backyard offers lots of possibilities!!

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1306 Lubich Drive MOUNTAIN VIEW

OPEN Sat & Sun August 24 & 25 1-5PM

A Waverly Park Gem 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms A Floor Plan Built for Comfort or Entertaining Top-rated Mountain View Schools Offered at $1,289,000

Brandon Schaeffer 44

■ Mountain View Voice ■ ■ August 23, 2013

650-906-4939 BRE# 01045457

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WOODSIDE Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $2,498,000 240 Allen Rd 4 BR 3.5 BA Extensively and beautifully remodeled home. Breathtaking view of forest and ocean. Lea Nilsson BRE #00699379 650.328.5211

SAN JOSE Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $788,000 7194 Via Vico 3 BR 2 BA Single level Townhome w/patio, inside laundry & 2-car attached garage. Vaulted ceilings Shilpa Merchant BRE #01112533 650.941.7040

REDWOOD CITY Sun 1 - 4 $799,000 301 Nimitz Ave 3 BR 2 BA Welcome home! Updatd bath & kitchen, formal dining room, separate living room, great yard. Drew Doran BRE #01887354 650.325.6161

PALO ALTO Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,995,000 2031 Park Blvd 4 BR 3 BA Lg family rm, hrdwd flrs, Ground flr BR & full bath, new carpet upstairs, near Peers Park. Alan Loveless BRE #00444835 650.325.6161

PALO ALTO Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $998,000 459 Homer Ave #2 3 BR 2.5 BA Updated kitchen & baths. New appliances. 2-car attached garage. Incredible value for 3BR. Zach Trailer BRE #01371338 650.325.6161

PALO ALTO Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,395,000 360 Everett Ave #4C 2 BR 2 BA Fabulous unit w/high end designer touches. 2 blocks to University Ave. Pool. PA schools. Tim Trailer BRE #00426209 650.325.6161

MOUNTAIN VIEW Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,798,000 2722 Saint Giles Ln 5 BR 3 BA Gorgeous remodeled home in desireable Waverly Park! Open floorplan,inviting backyard. Barbara Cannon BRE #00992429 650.941.7040

MOUNTAIN VIEW Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,645,000 1224 Arbor Ct 5 BR 3.5 BA Spacious updated home on a large corner lot in the sought after Waverly Park neighborhood. Ric Parker BRE #00992559 650.941.7040

MENLO PARK Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,250,000 295 Bay Road 2 BR 2.5 BA New kit & baths, Granite. Lg extra rm used as 3rd bedroom. Hardwd. Bosch oven. Fireplace. Gordon Ferguson BRE #01038260 650.328.5211

LOS ALTOS HILLS Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $5,338,000 24017 Oak Knoll Cir 5 BR 5.5 BA Custom single-story home located in prestigious LA Hills w/breathtaking views of Valley. Mary & George Tan BRE #00861682, 01891525 650-804-0522

LOS ALTOS HILLS Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $3,300,000 25700 Bassett Ln 3 BR 2 BA Rare opportunity to own 2.5 view acres in LAH!Imagine all the possibilities w/this lrg lot Ellen Barton BRE #00640629 650.941.7040

LOS ALTOS HILLS Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $2,000,000 26970 Dezahara Way 4 BR 3 BA This extraordinary home offers captivating views of Silicon Valley & beyond. Vivi Chan BRE #00964958 650.941.7040

LOS ALTOS Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,979,000 341 Richelieu Ct 4 BR 2.5 BA Gourmet kit, sep dining rm, family rm, LA Schools. Large living rm, inside laundry & more! Helen Kuckens BRE #00992533 650.941.7040

FOSTER CITY Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $419,000 916 Beach Park Blvd #68 1 BR 1 BA Charming & bright home with a view of the water! So convenient! So Livable! So affordable! Judy Shen BRE #01272874 650.328.5211

CUPERTINO Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $728,000 22330 Homestead Rd, #102 3 BR 2 BA This unit is only one of four 3BR condos available in the Woodspring complex. Terrie Masuda BRE #00951976 650.941.7040

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■ Mountain View Voice ■ ■ August 23, 2013

T ORI ANN AT W ELL Above and beyond her Real Estate skills...... When seeking the advice from a Real Estate Professional people often overlook “who” they are hiring. What kind of person is a Realtor? What are their likes? Their dislikes? Not to mention [the Realtors] moral values and their overall look on life and the Real Estate Market. Are they in Real Estate for the People or the Money? It is no secret that people relate better (and trust) people who share similar values and beliefs: Golfers relate to Golfers, dog people like dog people, upbeat people gravitate toward other upbeat people. These photos provide a glance at Tori ‘the person’, and not just a Realtor you see in the paper.

“Make the right move …..” Call Tori for your Real Estate needs Whether buying or selling, Calling me is your move in the right direction

Tori Ann Atwell Broker Associate

(650) 996-0123 DRE# 00927794

Serving Mountain View and Surrounding Communities since 1986.

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