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Council rejects cat licensing law PET OWNERS’ NEGATIVE FEEDBACK DRIVING FORCE IN STRAW VOTE By Daniel DeBolt

think it’s problem we don’t need controversial new animal to solve.” control ordinance won’t The requirement would have be approved in Mountain meant cat owners in violation View without some significant would be subject to an “adminchanges, City Council members istrative citation” and a fine, said Tuesday. a lesser punishment than an In a study session, council infraction or misdemeanor, and members took straw votes on which would have been handled controversial parts of the ordi- by the city’s new animal control nance, including a portion that services provider, Santa Clarawould have required cat licenses based Silicon Valley Animal and an annual Control Authorrabies vaccinaity. tion. Council mem‘If it’s not settled “As to the quesbers also killed a tion of whether requirement that in the minds cats need rabies cats in Mountain of veterinary shots or not, if it’s View be licensed not settled in the a cost of $10 professionals, ata year minds of vet pro(an effort fessionals, it’s not to increase low it’s not my place rates of returning my place to make the decision,” said lost cats), but left to make the council member the option availRonit Bryant, able for residents. decision.’ echoing the opinCouncil memion of much of the COUNCILWOMAN RONIT BRYANT bers examined council. the possibility of With memrequiring cats to ber Mike Kasperzak absent, be micro-chipped to allow them the council was unanimous in to be returned to their owners, opposing the rabies vaccina- then informally voted to keep the tions requirements, a complete option available on a voluntary turn-around. The council had basis. approved the requirements along According to a survey of over with the rest of the ordinance in 700 residents, only 23 percent June before community uproar percent said rabies vaccinations over the cat license and rabies should be required for indoor vaccine requirement prevented cats. For outdoor cats, 43 percent a second vote that would have of residents said the vaccination made the ordinance official. should be required. Only 6 perCouncil member Jac Siegel cent of cat owners said they had recalled talking to a veterinarian licensed their cat. at Adobe Animal Hospital about Residents at a community the issue. “They don’t automati- meeting strongly opposed the cally say you need a rabies shot,” cat licenses, and on Tuesday Siegel said. The veterinarian had told the council that there has “never seen acase where someSee CAT LAW, page 10 one had been bitten by a cat. I



Matthew Pumar listens as his attorney speaks with reporters outside the Palo Alto courthouse after the 22-year-old was found guilty of vehicular manslaughter.

Pumar found guilty in Ware’s death By Nick Veronin


ore than a year after his brother’s death, Jim Ware said he and the rest of his family can finally begin to move on, now that the man responsible for the tragedy has been found guilty.

The trial of Matthew Pumar ended on Sept. 12 — nearly one year and three months after the car Pumar was driving hit and killed William Ware near the intersection of California Street and Escuela Avenue. A jury convicted the 22-year-old Mountain View man of vehicu-

lar manslaughter with gross negligence. Ware, a local resident with special needs, was waiting for a bus on June 21, 2012, in the 1800 block of California Street, when, according to police and See PUMAR TRIAL, page 10

Fate of Moffett’s 1,000 acres may be sealed by next month FOUR GROUPS WILL PRESENT PROPOSALS TO TAKE OVER HANGARS, AIRFIELD By Daniel DeBolt


n what could have a huge impact on the region, several different groups are making moves in a bidding war for Moffett Field’s runways and massive

hangars. Possible users include Google’s executives, who want to park their planes in a restored Hangar One, and two groups hoping to spur private space industry at Moffett. And there’s the Air and

Space West Foundation, which wants to build a museum in Hangar One and whose director is also said to be interested in bringing private jets to Moffett See MOFFETT, page 9



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“I host an annual Oktoberfest, which is fun. I also like the Indian Summer, which I look forward to. It’s better than England, that’s for sure.” Suzi Owens, Reading, England

“Compared to Belgium, fall here is very good. In Belgium it is cold and it rains too much. I would prefer to be here in the fall.” Romuald Deshayes, Mons, Belgium

“It would be much cooler in Switzerland, where I’m from originally. I wish it were a bit cooler here in the fall. Also, there are only really two seasons here. I like all four seasons, which we get in Switzerland.” Marisa Carlen, Mountain View Have Have aa question question for forVoices VoicesAround AroundTown? Town? E-mail Email itit to to September 20, 2013 ■ Mountain View Voice ■ ■


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A holiday created by the United Nations, “Peace Day” will be celebrated around the world on Sept. 21, and will have its own celebration in Mountain View this year. Mountain View’s Civic Center Plaza will be the site of the fourth local celebration of Peace Day, organized and supported by the Baha’i community of Mountain View. The Saturday event will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and will include performances from different cultures and local choirs as well as activities for children. There will be speeches by Mayor John Inks, John Rettger and Vera Michalchik of Stanford and a talk by U.N. delegate Ana Maria Sanchez. —Daniel DeBolt


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CALLING ALL DOGS (Volunteers Needed for Pet Visitation Program) Do you have a dog that would make a good therapy dog? If you feel your dog can demonstrate how to follow basic obedience commands, has the desire and aptitude to be around strangers and other animals, is comfortable in new environments and would pass a veterinarian health screening, then your dog may be the animal we’re looking for! You would also have to meet volunteer guidelines. Stanford Hospital and Clinics, in conjunction with Pet Partners (formerly Delta Society), is holding a free orientation (about one hour) on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. in Palo Alto. No pets please – humans only. For more information, please contact Lyn Belingheri at and see the Stanford PAWS website: pawsGuestServices.html RSVP required for the orientation



Donation is music to middle school teacher’s ears GIFT OF INSTRUMENTS WILL HELP KEEP CRITTENDEN’S MUSIC PROGRAMS STRONG By Nick Veronin


rittenden Middle School’s already large music program can continue growing thanks to a recent donation of $21,000 in instruments, including French horns, tenor and baritone saxophones, cellos, violas and flutes. The program needed the donation badly, according to Arlene Miyata, one of Crittenden’s two music teachers. “Getting these instruments really helped us out,” Miyata said. While close to 200 students

are enrolled in at least one of the school’s many music classes — including band, orchestra, guitar and choir — she estimated that as few as 10 percent of them have their own instruments. The rest are provided by the school. And that makes the recent donation all the more important, Miyata said. “I’m super excited,” she said. “I’m really happy about being able to meet the demand of students.” The donation was the result See MUSIC, page 8


Everett Pustell, right, and Matt Hoover, both age 13, practice playing “Thriller” on new saxophones at Crittenden Middle School.

Council says Century movie theater redevelopment must wait By Daniel DeBolt


espite protests from the developer, a proposal to redevelop the Century 16 movie theater on North Shoreline Boulevard with a new theater, fitness resort, hotel and offices will have to wait while city officials consider larger land use issues in the area, City Council members said Tuesday In a 3-3 vote, with Mike Kasperzak absent, there was not enough support on the council to allow the project to move forward before a precise plan for North Bayshore is adopted, probably in late 2014. The precise plan will determine where

higher density buildings will be allowed in North Bayshore as the city makes an effort to keep development away from wildlife habitat. A spokesperson for developer SyWest Enterprises said that there would be 950 fewer seats in the new 16-screen theater, reduced in size from 90,000 to 64,400 square feet, while the family-oriented fitness resort would be 88,000 square feet. A second phase of the project would add a hotel, parking structures and office space to the 15.35 acre site, which does not include the buildings that house Sports Page, Sunny Bowl, Cheryl Burke Dance studios and Laser Quest,

MV sex crime suspect linked to multiple cases By Nick Veronin


he San Jose man arrested earlier this month for allegedly sexually harassing a pair of young girls at Walmart is now suspected of being the perpetrator in two other sex crimes against children. Christopher Miller, a 70-yearold convicted sex offender, was booked into county jail on Sept. 7 after he allegedly groped himself while staring down two girls,

ages 6 and 9, in the costume aisle of the Walmart located at 600 Showers Dr. in Mountain View, according to Sgt. Sean Thompson, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department. The mother of the two girls told a store security officer, who followed the man to the parking lot, and relayed a description of his vehicle to police. Officers arrested Miller in the parking lot of the adjacent Kohl’s department

among other small businesses around the theaters. The city’s new general plan allows for up to

eight stories. Council members were split on whether to move forward, with some saying they didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity for a new theater and dedicated bicycle lane through the property

on Shoreline Boulevard and others saying they wanted to honor a previous vote to not allow development planning ahead of the precise plan. Elizabeth Puccinelli of SyWest said the city had a “window of opportunity” to see the property redeveloped, and noted that there were “linkages” the city would want as part of the project. “They (Cinemark, the theater’s operators) are a business and they need to make a decision,” Puccinelli said. “There needs to be a clear and direct process we can go through. If we are waiting until the end of 2014, or if schedules slip and the precise plan isn’t adopted until 2015, then we are

unable to indicate there is this clear and precise process to go forward.” Council members asked why the existing theater couldn’t be renovated and updated, or for the new theater to move forward by itself. “The economics just aren’t there for a brand-new theater. I’m not going to get the return, especially in a smaller footprint,” Puccinelli said. “I need to add the additional business opportunities to make it economically viable.” Puccinelli said Cinemark would likely keep the theaters as is for

store, Thompson said. Aut horit ies now believe Miller sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl in a Barnes Christopher & Noble store Miller in San Mateo on July 23 and exposed himself to three young girls at a Burger King restaurant in Union City on July 25, according to a joint press release issued by the police departments of Mountain View, San Mateo and Union City. San Mateo police have posi-

tively identified Miller as the suspect in the Barnes & Noble assault, according to Sgt. David Norris, public information officer for the SMPD. A press release issued at the time of the San Mateo assault reported that the 10-year-old girl was reading with her family at the Barnes & Noble located at 11 W. Hillsdale Blvd. when a man approached her and led her to a secluded area of the store. He then “exposed himself to the victim and had inappropriate physical contact with her.” Store surveillance video was used to identify Miller as the suspect in the case. Charges are

pending, according to the joint release. Union City authorities also suspect Miller in the Burger King incident. The UCPD’s public information officer could not be reached for comment, but the joint release noted that the investigation has been forwarded to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for charges. The joint release also emphasized that there may be unreported incidents involving Miller. People with information about similar incidents are encouraged to call their local law enforcement agency, the release stated.

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lazing an educational path with tools like wooden toys, modeling wax and gathered leaves rather than classroom Smartboards, the Waldorf School of the Peninsula kicks off its 30th anniversary celebrations this fall. The school, one of more than 1,000 worldwide based on the humanistic educational philosophy of Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, has grown to a pre-K-12 enrollment of 312 students, but it’s been a long ride. Launched in Redwood City in 1984, Waldorf School of the Peninsula had six different homes in its early years — including, briefly, in Palo Alto. It’s now comfortably settled in Los Altos with a long-term lease on its K-8 campus and low-cost option to buy. A high school, which graduated its first student — one girl — in 2010, is six miles away on North Rengstorff Avenue in Mountain View. The high school has grown to 64 students

and amassed a respectable list of college acceptances. For parents like Mary Jane DiPiero, who was seeking creative alternatives to the traditional classroom, Waldorf “seemed just what I’d been looking for.” DePiero, whose daughter was in first grade the year the school opened, has maintained ties to the school through its history as a founding parent and later a teacher and administrator. “For the first years there was no track record, no personal experience about whether it really worked or not,” she recalled in an interview. “Now we have a lovely track record. What we say about a child who graduates is that they have a sense of who they are as human beings, that they have a real interest in learning and that they are courageous about trying new things because they’re used to doing all sorts of things. “They know they can do art, science, sports — they’re adventurous.” Waldorf families will celebrate the school’s 30-year track record

Sept. 20 with a public showing of “Preparing for Life,” a documentary about the school. “A lot of people have this idea that Waldorf is not very strong in math and sciences,” a physics teacher said in the film, going on to dispute the notion. That concern also was addressed in a 2011 front-page New York Times article highlighting the apparent contradiction of Silicon Valley executives sending their kids to a school that discourages the use of computers among children. “There were people at first who felt like they couldn’t quite be pure enough at Waldorf, and that’s true, because technology early on (in elementary years) is really discouraged still,” DiPiero said. But, she said, Steiner did not prescribe a rigid curriculum, rather encouraging people to “look at the time you’re living in, the place you’re living in and the student you see in front of you and make your curriculum accordingly.” In the case of Silicon Valley, she said, “If you think about the


Michaela Bermann leads a group of ninth-graders in an eurythmy class at Waldorf’s Mountain View high school campus on Sept. 11.

children who are in front of you and the time and place, our place included technology big time, so you couldn’t really build a little enclave where it didn’t happen. “But there’s a real priority in nourishing creativity and the idea that you can do it on your own, in your own way and in your own head rather than having to have a computer or television set fill you up. You can motivate yourself, be imaginative with your own resources.” Though technology is kept out of elementary school classrooms, Waldorf parents struggle, like others, over television, iPhones

and the like. “There’s an ethic in the school that it’s discouraged, but our school has never been rigid in that sense,” DiPiero said. In the recent launch of its high school, Waldorf consulted with Stanford University senior lecturer Denise Clark Pope to find a “meaningful evaluation system that didn’t focus on grades,” Di Piero said. The high school adopted a grading system because of college admissions, “but we really deemphasized (grades) and went See WALDORF, page 8

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Workshop for local immigrant students EVENT AIMS TO HELP ‘DREAMERS’ NAVIGATE THEIR WAY TO HIGHER EDUCATION By Nick Veronin


any students at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools will never have to worry about their ability to pay for and attend college. Other teens come from lowerincome families, but with hard work and good grades will be able to make their way through the higher education system thanks to grants and student loans. Then there are those who, despite working hard and earning high grades, face a seemingly impossible battle when it comes to getting into college. Elena Pacheco refers to them as “Dreamers,� and she wants them all to attend her workshop for immigrant students on Sept. 25 at Mountain View High School.

Dreamers are the children of illegal immigrants, who were brought to this country by a parent, grandparent, aunt or family friend when they were very young, students who call the United States home even though they are not legally citizens of this country. According to Pacheco, a local immigration rights activist, Dreamers live in fear of deportation and often with the implicit understanding that they won’t be able to attend college, since they often come from low-income families and are ineligible for state grants and other financial aid available to citizens. Dreamers get that moniker because they are the ones who stand to benefit most from the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM)

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Act. California’s version of the DREAM Act was passed into law in 2011, and gives students brought to the U.S. illegally an easier path to higher education. Pacheco is hosting the workshop to help local students understand how the act impacts them and learn what options they have when it comes to going to college. “We have a huge need in

Mountain View with our Dreamers,� Pacheco said, explaining that the workshop will have information from a variety of sources and organizations established to help young undocumented immigrants. She said the workshop is intended to help give undocumented youth the information necessary to navigate a complex system and avoid those who would seek to take advantage of them. “I want to make sure they have the resources they need,� she said. The event will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 5:30

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to a lot of trouble that they didn’t see their grades at the beginning, and then only upon request when they got ready to apply to colleges,” she said. “It was elaborate how we tried to give grades but not emphasize the grades. I think it’s turned out to work. We’ve had three graduating classes and even when we’ve emphasized the need


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to follow your own path, they see they can get into great schools. “Even if you don’t go to Smith — I’m not going to say Harvard because we haven’t had anybody go to Harvard yet — your values are in the right place.” Waldorf School of the Peninsula will hold a public showing of the documentary “Preparing for Life” at its anniversary celebration on Friday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in Smithwick Auditorium at Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.



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of a grant proposal, which Miyata submitted to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation — an organization dedicated to helping underfunded public school music programs around the country. The MHOF was able to secure funding for the grant from Fidelity Investments, which has an investment center in Mountain View. “Fidelity recognizes the importance of supporting the arts in our local schools and is happy to help programs, like the one here at Crittenden School,” local branch manager Aaron Arga-

it’s not going to happen.’ I have a hard time with that. I think negotiations are always possible. They could still do it if its going to take another 12 months. This is so critical, such a critical piece of property. We really need to take the time to do it right.” Other members of the council didn’t see how the precise plan would change the project significantly. There’s less risk in allowing the project to be planned than to wait for the precise plan, said council member Chris Clark. V

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bright said in a press release. Miyata said supporting music in schools is indeed a worthy pursuit. It gives children an artistic and creative outlet and is an important component in a wellrounded education, she said. Now that Crittenden’s instrument supply isn’t spread as thin as it was before the donation, Miyata said she can work on making needed repairs to some of her department’s older instruments as well as on updating their inventory of percussion instruments. Miyata said she hopes to see the music department at Crittenden — which is already larger than some high school music programs — continue to grow. V


importance of public input in the process, Berry said there was little to do except “sit back and watch.�

Field. Earlier this year, NASA put use of Hangar One and the operation of the expensive airfields up for bid with help from the General Services Administration. The consequences of the bidding for Mountain View and the local region are huge, possibly bringing more air traffic to the skies, more jobs, a major museum or a new venue for public events, depending on who has the winning proposal. There’s a big obstacle to taking over the 1,000-acre airfield, three massive hangars and a golf course: money. Hangar One, which has been stripped of its siding, must be restored at a cost estimated to be well over $30 million. Then there’s a $500,000 fee just to make a bid — bids are due Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. A winner will be announced in December. Google aside, “right now it’s not clear who has the money to make a bid,� said Lenny Siegel, director of the Center for Public Environmental Oversight, who also sits on the boards of the Air and Space West Foundation and the Save Hangar One Committee. “It’s going to be very challenging to bring forward a viable business proposal,� added Bill Berry, former NASA Ames deputy director. Siegel says he may resign from the Air and Space West Foundation board if director Larry Ellis proposes to bring business jets to Moffett in order to make for a viable proposal. Siegel has long advocated for Moffett’s runways to be torn up and redeveloped with “badly needed� transitoriented housing. “I personally would like to see it used as much as possible for public benefit,� Berry said, saying that he would favor giving Moffett to the local community the way the Presidio was in San Francisco. “But that’s not going to happen now.� “I know Lenny and I have differing opinions on this stuff,� said Steve Williams, a pilot and blogger who has been involved in efforts to save Hangar One and build a museum inside. “I think we still need to look on community involvement in this whole process as a positive thing, even if different people in the community have different plans. Ultimately the responses to the RFP (request for proposals) are going to have to be based on the requirements of the RFP and really, there’s no way around that.� Ellis, the director of Air and Space West Foundation, did not respond to requests for an interview. While many have stressed the

Private space center “We believe the right use for the airfield is for space entrepreneurship,� said Sean Casey, co-founder of a group that wants to take over the 1,000 acres at Moffett to build the Silicon Valley Space Center’s “Innovative Design Environment for Air and Space� or IDEAS. Led by seasoned NASA players, his group has been organizing conferences and working with businesses in the private space industry since 2011. “Silicon Valley is not about museums, Silicon Valley is about building companies,� Casey said, taking a dig at the Air and Space West Foundation. He also blasted proposals to have the World Expo at Moffett Field. “The reason people come to Silicon Valley is to build the future, not focus on the past,� Casey said. Like those involved with the museum bid, Casey said he could not guarantee that SVSC’s plan would not include use of the airfield by private business jets. Another group looking to expand on the numerous publicprivate partnerships at NASA is called the International Space Development Hub (ISDhub), led by retired teacher John Lee, financial guru Armen Pazian and Amalie Sinclair. Both groups have been around for several years, are seeking partners and investors and are tight-lipped about funding for the bid. “The money is going to come from our friends here in Silicon Valley,� Casey said, saying the Valley’s investors prefer to fund companies located nearby. “It’s a typical investment.� While ISDhub lacked specific plans, SVSC gave brochures to the Voice with floor plans showing space for two jumbo jets in Hangar One, along with a sixlevel, 100,000-square-foot structure in the middle of the hangar bay with offices renting at $13 a square foot and hangar bay space at $4.30 per square foot. In Hangar Two and Three there’s room for two airships and a combined total of 320,000 square feet of office structures, with the office space costing $4.30 a square foot and workshop and lab space at $2.10 a square foot. NASA would allow a 90,000-square-foot building to be developed on the airfield, likely to be used by business jets. There’s also a golf course that comes with the airfield, which ran up a $194,000 loss over the last year, according to records released Sept. 18. For long-term funding, ISDhub’s Armen Papazian has advocated in papers posted to the group’s website that the United

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States Federal Reserve print more money to fund space exploration and colonization. “We can afford to create and spend as much money as necessary to invent our future in space,� Papazian writes. “We must embrace this enormous molecular universe as our own true and palpable context, for now and the foreseeable future. We must transcend debt-based money and drop scarcity as an economic world view to unlock the resources of our galaxy.� Among the groups associated with ISDhub is one aiming to build an elevator into space. Both groups seem open to having public events at the new facilities. “Anybody who uses the airfield needs to realize the public has a tremendous interest in space and space exploration,� Casey said, noting the huge crowd that gathered last week at NASA Ames for the launch of NASA’s LADDEE spacecraft. “Why Washington continues to de-fund space exploration is a mystery to me.� Google is still interested Google’s executives have been leasing Hangar 211 at Moffett to house a fleet of private planes since 2007 but their flight director, Ken Ambrose of H211 LLC, said NASA has not responded to requests to renew the lease which expires next year. That comes after accusations against NASA for favoritism towards Google. Use of Hangar 211 was never put up for bid before the lease began in 2007. The outcry by Republicans Sen. Chuck Grassley and Congressman Darryl Issa also meant that H211 recently lost access to discounted jet fuel at Moffett supplied by the Department of Defense, which likely saved Google’s operation tens of thousands of dollars every year. H211 had proposed to restore Moffett’s massive icon Hangar One for its airplane fleet but was met with silence from NASA last year. Having already been accused of favoritism by members of Congress, NASA then put use of Hangar One and the expensive airfields up for bid with help from the General Services Administration. Google’s executives apparently remain interested, but have been tight-lipped about their plans. At an information meeting for bidders on Aug. 15 in San Francisco, “There were about 8-10 people there who seemed to have some sort of Google affiliation,� Siegel said. “We remain interested in staying at Moffett, and are hopeful something will work out,� said Ambrose in a Sept. 16 email.


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witness statements, Pumar ran a red light, swerved to avoid an oncoming truck making a lawful left turn, lost control of his Audi A4 and smashed into 50-year-old Ware. Ware’s body was thrown more than 150 feet and one of his legs was severed in the collision. Pumar, who stayed on the scene after the incident, was not arrested until mid-July, about a month later. He pleaded not guilty. Over the course of the preliminary hearing and the subsequent trial, Pumar’s lawyer, Dennis Smith, argued that his client was not driving recklessly on the day of the crash, and attempted to convince the jury that Pumar did not technically run the red light while heading east on California Street that fateful morning, but crossed the threshold

of the intersection when he still had a yellow signal. The prosecutor in the case, Deputy District Attorney Duffy Magilligan, managed to convince the jury otherwise. Throughout the duration of the preliminary hearing and trial Magilligan maintained that Pumar did not only run the red light, but was likely traveling much faster than the posted speed limit on California Street — 35 mph — at the time of the accident. A police officer called to the witness stand by Magilligan testified that Pumar may have been going upwards of 60 mph at the time he hit Ware — after swerving to avoid the truck, jumping the curb onto the sidewalk and plowing through a street sign. Ware’s older brother, Jim, said he was pleased with the guilty verdict, but was quick to note that there were “no winners” in the ruling. “It’s incredibly sad for both families,” Ware said last week, outside the Palo Alto branch of the Santa Clara County Superior Court — adding that he had no opinion on how Pumar should be sentenced. “We got justice for Bill, we’re not looking to get revenge for Bill.” For his crime, the 22-year-old Mountain View man faces up to six years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 21 at 1:30 p.m. in Department 87 of the Palo Alto courthouse. Pumar, who appeared visibly

nervous before the verdict was read, reacted to the ruling with a look of shock before hanging his head. After the jury was dismissed on Sept. 12, Magilligan pushed for Pumar to be taken into custody at once. Pumar’s attorney, Smith, asked that his client be allowed to remain out of jail on supervised own recognizance until his sentencing date. While Judge Allison Danner said she understood Magilligan’s concern, she ruled that Pumar may remain out of jail for the time being, but instructed him to report to the probation department within three business days. Smith spoke briefly with the Voice after the verdict. As Pumar stood silently next to him, Smith said he was “disappointed” with the ruling. “We thought we put on a strong defense,” Smith said. “Matt will get through it. Hopefully, down the road, he’ll learn from this lesson and get on with his life.” Ware said he hopes that many lessons can be taken from the death of his brother. He said he was pleased to see that Mountain View city officials have made moves to improve the safety of certain local intersections since his brother died. He also said that he didn’t feel Pumar was a bad person. “He’s a kid that made a real bad decision, and my brother paid for it with his life,” Ware said.


household after asking questions about what would happen if a dog or cat has a litter of puppies or kittens. City staff members said owners would be able to keep the litter for up to four months. Council members also supported a prohibition on dogs in city buildings, clarifying a portion of the ordinance that would have kept dogs off “city property.” City staff members said the intent was to keep them out of city buildings. Animals would be allowed with a permit or permission from the city manager. Service animals always would be allowed. Some council members said the city should follow the lead of local companies that allow dogs in their offices. “If city employees bring dogs into the workplace, it’s certainly acceptable to me,” Bryant said. Mayor John Inks voted against most of the provisions, saying the new ordinance was unnecessary. An official vote on the entire ordinance will happen at a later date.

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not been a case of a cat with rabies in Santa Clara or the state of California for many years. They said that veterinarians don’t recommend the vaccination, which is said to cause health problems for some cats. In a survey of 67 animal control providers around the country it was found that 92 percent of their “veterinary medical experts” recommend requiring rabies vaccinations for all cats, but only 55 percent actually require it. Only 39 percent of the providers required cat licenses. At the urging of some residents, council members considered expanding the number of dogs and cats allowed in a household from four to six, but decided to leave the limit at four, as it has been for years. “It’s something we don’t need to solve right now, it’s working,” Siegel said of the policy, enforcement of which is “complaintdriven.” Council member John McAlister opposed the limit on the number of dogs and cats in a 10

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ost public bodies operate under rules which govern how legislation is introduced and approved, and sets policy on decorum, giving whoever is acting as chairperson the authority to run the meeting and recognize members of the body to speak. Unfortunately, at the Mountain View Whisman school board, frustrated president Ellen Wheeler and her colleagues have been unable to use the rules to handle the often out-of-control antics of member Steven Nelson, who frequently refuses to stop his long and repetitive monologues, which can stymie the board for extended periods on an issue that only Nelson supports. Clearly frustrated, Wheeler said last week that board members Chris Chiang and Bill Lambert are drafting a motion to censure Nelson, whom in addition to disrupting meetings has sent harsh emails to staff and shouted at administrators when visiting the district office. At press time, a Voice Public Records Act request for copies of the emails that Nelson sent to district officials had not been fulfilled, but a comment from Wheeler does not paint a pretty picture. “People come up to me all the time to complain about the behavior of Steven Nelson as a board member,� Wheeler said. Nelson himself admits that some of his behavior has been offensive to some board members and administrators, although he said some of it may be due to his personal style. “I would have avoided these conflicts if I could,� he said. “It’s hard to change some habits you get into with personal style.� That style was apparently developed as he was campaigning for the board seat in the November 2012 election and before, when he often would appear before the board as a private citizen. He strongly opposed $198 million bond issue to upgrade schools passed by voters last year, and has disagreed strongly with how the administration of Superintendent Craig Goldman plans to spend the money. During the campaign, and even today, Nelson often brings homemade charts to illustrate his position as he delivers long monologues to the board, sometimes continuing after being asked to end his remarks and sit down. At his first meeting after he was elected, Nelson and Wheeler became embroiled in a loud discussion and during that meeting Nelson repeatedly cut off Wheeler and fellow board members who were attempting to make comments. Nelson admits he sometimes is too enthusiastic in his disagreements with the district. During his campaign, he promised he would challenge district officials if elected. “It’s been rough,� he acknowledged to the Voice. “I think I’ve overstepped,� when asked for his thoughts about the possible censure motion. We fully agree that Nelson has “overstepped.� In case he has forgotten, virtually all government bodies in this country operate under majority rule, which means that each member must bow to the majority if he or she loses or is dissatisfied with a vote. At the 2012 election Nelson surprised many observers when he finished second among the three winners, less than 1,000 votes behind Chiang and more than 1,000 ahead of Lambert. Perhaps voters mistakenly thought his already well-known disagreements with the board in public testimony was a good quality, an assessment that unfortunately has turned out to be very wrong. Sadly, unless Nelson can accept his losses and move on, the board is likely to be preoccupied with more of his grandstanding for some time to come. And censure is not the right tool for the job, but other than recall, it is the only way the board can publicly make a collective statement about its dissatisfaction with Nelson. If he really cares about educating the children of the Mountain View Whisman district, Nelson will drop his grandstanding role and work cooperatively with the rest of the board. By staying within the rules, he can gain the respect of his colleagues and show his constituents that they did not make a mistake when they elected him last November.

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o ensure that the planned lease of Moffett Field serves the interest of neighboring communities and to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act, any proposed change in the operation of the runways or significant new activities on the former Navy base should be the subject of a new Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). In 1996, when NASA proposed to open up Moffett to air cargo operations, 67.5 percent of Mountain View voters opposed commercial or other civilian air operations there. Opposition to non-governmental use of the Moffett runways in Sunnyvale, directly under the Moffett flightlanding path, was also intense. In response, NASA consulted with

residents of neighboring communities to create a development plan based upon partnerships with high-tech companies and educational institutions. However, last year NASA headquarters sought to unload the now-underutilized airfield. The White House told NASA that it, not the Navy, would be responsible for restoring historic Hangar One after removal of its siding. And Congress cut the budget. Our Congressional delegation fought to preserve Moffett Field in its present status as a limited-use federal airfield, and they appeared victorious this May when NASA and the General Services Administration announced they were seeking private bidders to restore Hangar Continued on next page


BULLIS, EGAN NEED TO RELIEVE TRAFFIC JAM Talks have moved on to addressing some future solution involving new land, for the crowding faced by the Bullis Charter School on San Antonio Road at W. Portola Avenue. At that meeting, numerous neighbors complained of the traffic at the current principal site in the morning. Los Altos schools have promised to do a new study of the traffic situation there. However, the study last year happened when Bullis had 515 students and so far this year they have generally had fewer (about 495). I’m not sure what a new study of the existing condi-

tions can address, since last year’s study already indicated that there would be problems. I would like to suggest that pending any studies, an obvious conflict be addressed. Bullis has always started its extended day program at 8 a.m. Egan has always had its warning bell, at 8:07 a.m. It seems to me that there are bound to be more cars than necessary with this spacing. I suggest that for the sake of the neighbors, Bullis look at starting five minutes earlier, and Egan look at having its warning bell five minutes later. To be specific: Bullis should start at 7:55 a.m.; Egan’s first bell should ring at 8:12 a.m. Continued on next page

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that is not only subject to change, but also would necessarily be updated to cover major changes at Moffett Field. It is time to ask, once again, “Who needs the Moffett runways?� Today the runways are used by the Air National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing, even though the costs are high and many of its staff live in the Central Valley. Lockheed-Martin Sunnyvale and Space Systems Loral have shipped large satellite payloads out of Moffett, but it’s not clear how essential Moffett is to either. And while Moffett is sometimes a convenient place for Air Force One to land when presidents visit Silicon Valley seeking campaign donations, that’s no reason to keep the runways open. Perhaps the strongest argument for keeping the Moffett runways in ship-shape condition is to be prepared for an earthquake or other natural disaster. Moffett was a key staging area in the wake of the October 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. However, studies since have shown that Moffett’s under-maintained runways are “moderately suscep-

tible� to liquefaction. It would take a large investment to harden Moffett to resist the various earthquake scenarios likely in the future. It would take a steady flow of business jet operations to cover the cost. We must act now and let our community leaders, NASA, and the GSA know of our desire to see that Moffett is used for the community’s needs and higher purposes vs. subjecting our communities to unwanted noise, environmental pollution, and accident risks sanctioned under the current GSA lease proposal request. At the very minimum, the federal agencies should undertake a comprehensive environmental impact study comparing the consequences of the status quo with leasing proposals as well as with alternative uses such as transit-oriented housing badly needed by our communities and companies. Lenny Siegel is executive director of the Mountain View-based Center for Public Environmental Oversight. A longer version of this column may be found at www.

El Camino Real, there are bound to be traffic concerns in the morning. With the majority attending Bullis, Egan or Santa Rita, West Portola is bound to suffer. This kind of spacing of start times could really go a long way, and should be done before any additional study, as the present time configuration was already studied. So far all I have heard from the Los Altos district is a focus on cutting back Bullis’s number at Egan by forcing them to send 25 or so out-of-district students to a third site. These students

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Passing the test of time IL FORNAIO HAS OFFERED CLASSIC ITALIAN AND REGIONAL VARIATIONS FOR THREE DECADES Story by Dale F. Bentson // Photos by Michelle Le


n elderly gentleman with a walker entered Il Fornaio just before me late one morning. “You still serving breakfast?” the man inquired rather loudly of the receptionist. “No, sir. Breakfast ended at 10:30. We’re serving lunch now.” “Okay, I’ll have lunch then, and I want to sit on the patio, please.” Il Fornaio has established a longtime comfort level with its customers in the 34

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is classic. Other than behindthe-scenes kitchen upgrades, the dining rooms, garden patio and open-kitchen concept have remained basically unchanged, inviting and stylish since opening. Two weeks each month, Il Fornaio celebrates the cuisine of a different region of Italy, with supplemental menus for both food and wine. Festa Regionale offers constantly changing bills of fare, highlights the regional differences in Italian cuisine and delivers excellent values — more on that later. For starters, the capesante con riso di venere ($13.29) featured a succulent grilled sea scallop with a dash of cayenne on a blackrice salad of fennel, radicchio, parsley and red-wine vinegar, all drizzled with basil olive oil and lemon dressing. The taste balance and visual harmony of the plate was appealing. The Caprese salad ($11.79) was sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and whole basil leaves sprinkled with basil-infused olive oil. Nothing wrong with the attractive plate, but I expected better tomatoes as it was the peak of heirloom tomato season. In this instance, it seemed the kitchen

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8FFLFOE sacrificed palatability for a pretty presentation. Il Fornaio offers a half-dozen pizzas. I liked the vegetariana ($14.59) with mozzarella, tomato sauce, artichokes, zucchini, eggplant, sliced tomatoes, mushrooms and fresh basil. Just enough ingredients to make it tasty without overload. The justright crust was semi soft, pliable and chewy. Pasta? Of course. A half-dozen, dry, house-made options plus lasagna, cannelloni and specials. Ravioli magro ($12.99) was filled with rainbow chard, kale, onions, pine nuts and pecorino cheese, and tossed with sauteed artichokes, white wine, tomatoes and parsley. The ravioli were plump and mouthwatering, the toppings more than ample. As artistic as it was tasty. The special vegetarian tortelloni ($18.59) were appealingly plump house-made pasta pockets filled with red beets, ricotta and

Staff members set tables in the small back dining room at Il Fornaio.

pecorino cheeses, and topped with silky sage cream sauce sprinkled with poppy seeds. For main courses, the mixed fish grill ($25.99) of salmon, petrale, prawn, sea scallop and calamari with lemon parsley sauce was an enormous plate of seafood. Add to that grilled

polenta and sauteed seasonal vegetables, and it was more than any diner could have hoped for. The plate was zesty and fresh and the fish perfectly prepared. Veal scaloppini ($24.99) did not disappoint. Three not too thinly sliced pieces of forktender veal had been sauteed

with fresh baby artichokes and lemon, then served with roasted Yukon Gold potatoes and a medley of seasonal vegetables — quintessentially Italian. As mentioned earlier, Festa Regionale offers excellent value. During this review time, “Taste of Veneto” was featured. On that menu we tried the capesante ($13.29), the tortelloni ($18.59) and the mixed fish grill ($25.99). That added up to $57.87 but was priced at $31.99. That’s a deal. The Veneto menu offered a choice of four antipasti, three pastas and three main dishes. As for desserts, the crema doppio ($7.99) was a fennel-infused custard with chocolate mousse and caramelized sugar topping. A chocolate-covered creme brulee by another definition. It was delicious but a bit overwhelming after a big dinner. More to my taste was the bianco mangiare ($7.99), an almond custard topped with caramel

sauce, toasted almonds and fresh berries. In essence, a delicate panna cotta topped with toasted almond slivers, fruit on the side. A perfect conclusion. Steve Boyden, longtime Il Fornaio managing partner, has covered all the bases. Besides the regular and Festa Regionale menus, there are a children’s menu, a gluten-free menu and banquet menus, and every dish on the menu lists its calorie content. The wine list is not overwhelming, quantity wise or pricewise, and selections complement the food. There are many drinkable wines in the $35-$75 range. Naturally, Italian and California wines dominate the list. Few restaurants survive three decades and many that do have a fierce and loyal clientele who never want the menu changed. Il Fornaio has preserved its classic dishes while infusing new and intriguing options each month. It’s a great formula. V

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8FFLFOE NMOVIETIMES Battle of the Year (PG-13) Century 16: 11:25 a.m. & 5:05, 10:25 p.m. In 3D 2:05, 7:50 p.m. Century 20: 11:40 a.m. & 4:50 p.m. In 3D 2:15, 7:35, 10:15 p.m. Blue Jasmine (PG-13) ((( Century 20: 11:35 a.m. & 2, 4:25, 6:55, 9:20 p.m. Palo Alto Square: 1, 2:15, 3:30, 4:45, 6, 7:15, 8:30 p.m. Fri-Sat also at 9:45 p.m. Casablanca (1942) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: Fri 3:45, 7:30 p.m. Sat 3:45, 7:30 p.m. Sun 3:45, 7:30 p.m. Despicable Me 2 (PG) (( Century 20: 11:25 a.m. & 1:50, 4:20, 7, 9:30 p.m. Century 16: 10:40 a.m. & 1:30, 4:20, 7:15, Elysium (R) ((1/2 9:50 p.m. Century 20: 11:45 a.m. & 2:20, 4:55, 7:35, 10:10 p.m. The Family (R) Century 16: 10:35 a.m. & 12:05, 1:15, 2:50, 4:05, 5:30, 7:05, 8:45, 10:05 p.m. Fight Club (R) ((( Century 16: Sun 2 p.m. Century 20: Fri 2 p.m. Sat 2 p.m. Sun 2 p.m. The Grandmaster (PG-13) (((1/2 Century 16: 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 10 p.m. In a World... (R) Aquarius Theatre: 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10:15 p.m. Insidious: Chapter 2 (PG-13) Century 16: 11:45 a.m. & 2:15, 4:55, 8, 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:45 a.m. & 1:05, 2:30, 3:40, 5:05, 6:25, 7:45, 9, 10:30 p.m. Instructions Not Included (PG-13) Century 16: 10:30 a.m. & 1:20, 4:25, 7:25, 10:20 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m. & 2:10, 5, 8, 10:45 p.m. Jobs (PG-13) ((1/2

Century 16: noon & 3:15, 6:50, 9:55 p.m.

Lee Daniels’ The Butler (PG-13) ((1/2 Century 16: 11:55 a.m. & 3:30, 7, 10 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m. & 2:25, 5:25, 7, 8:25 p.m. Fri-Sat also at 12:45, 3:55 p.m. The Maltese Falcon (1941) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: Fri 5:40, 9:25 p.m. Sat 5:40, 9:25 p.m. Sun 5:40, 9:25 p.m. Monsters University (G) (((1/2 Century 16: 10:50 a.m. & 1:25, 4:10, 6:45, 9:20 p.m. One Direction: This Is Us (PG) Century 20: 11:25 a.m. In 3D 1:55, 4:35, 7:10, 9:50 p.m.

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Planes (PG) Century 16: 1:50, 4:15, 9:35 p.m. In 3D 11:20 a.m. & 6:55 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m. & 3:45, 8:15 p.m. In 3D 1:30, 6, 10:35 p.m. Prisoners (R) Century 16: 10:30 a.m. & 12:15, 2, 3:45, 5:25, 7:10, 9, 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:55 a.m. & 3:25, 6:50, 10:15 p.m. In XD 1:25, 5, 8:30 p.m. Century 16: 10:25 a.m. & 1:10, 3:55, 7:20, Riddick (R) ((1/2 10:05 p.m. Century 20: 11:30 a.m. & 2:20, 5:10, 7:55, 10:40 p.m. Salinger (PG-13) Aquarius Theatre: 2, 4:30, 7, 9:55 p.m. Short Term 12 (R) (((1/2 Guild Theatre: 2:30, 5, 7:30, 9:55 p.m. The Spectacular Now (R) (((1/2 Century 20: 12:30, 3:10, 5:45, 8:10, 10:35 p.m. Thanks For Sharing (R) Century 16: 11 a.m. & 1:40, 4:35, 7:30, 10:10 p.m.


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We’re the Millers (R) 1/2 Century 16: 11:10 a.m. & 5, 7:40 p.m. Fri-Sat also at 2:20 p.m. Century 20: 11:30 a.m. & 2:30, 5:05, 7:40, 10:30 p.m.


Short exercise test to determine physical fitness & heart health


Imaging procedure of your abdomen to determine fat location

The World’s End (R) (((1/2 Century 16: 11:05 a.m. & 1:55, 4:30, 7:35, 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 11:35 a.m. & 2:10, 4:45, 7:30, 10:20 p.m.


Heart scan to determine amount of plaque in your heart vessels.

After all tests are complete, you will receive a comprehensive assessment of your future risk for diabetes and heart disease. Email or call 650-723-5096 to learn more about this study A collaborative research study sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (Project #1K23DK088942). For general information about participant’s rights, contact 1-866-680-2906


Percy Jackson 2: Sea of Monsters (PG) ((1/2 Century 20: 2:25, 7:20 p.m. In 3D 11:50 a.m. & 4:55, 9:55 p.m.

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“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 working-class 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 socialclambering 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 imperious manner, magically complements her mental fragility and selfdefeating desperation. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, language and sexual content. One hour, 38 minutes. — P.C.

SHORT TERM 12 ---1/2

Writer-director Destin Cretton bears witness to the agony and the ecstasy of foster care in “Short Term 12,” a fiction film inspired by his own experiences working in a group home. Expanding from material Cretton first explored in a short film, “Short Term 12” shows a canny ability to convey the routines of a foster-care facility — including the routine of surprise — and the variety of personalities brought together there. The film takes the perspective of staff members, principally Grace (Brie Larson of “The United States of Tara”) and her co-worker/boyfriend Mason (John Gallagher Jr. of “The Newsroom”). The “under-18s” make for vivid characters, even when functioning as foils for imperfect hero Grace. As Marcus, a boy about to “age out” of the system, Keith Stanfield captures the apprehension and anger attendant to facing an indifferent world after the relative warmth of the “Short Term 12” cocoon; in a gently observed scene, Marcus shares with Grace a song that expresses his hurt, and Stanfield sticks the landing. But the pivotal foster kid is 15-year-old Jayden (Kaitlyn Dever, also emotionally resonant), who appears to be the victim of domestic abuse, contends with her feelings by cutting, and brings up all of Grace’s issues. Rated R for language and brief sexuality. One hour, 37 minutes. — P.C.

NMOVIECRITICS S.T.- Susan Tavernetti, P.C. Peter Canavese, T.H.-Tyler Hanley



International School of Silicon Valley, will help participants work on their networking skills. Sept. 26, 6-9 p.m. $20-35; $50 at the door. German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV), 310 Easy St., Mountain View. Call 650-386-5015. Growing Orchids is Easier than You Think Master Gardener David Giroux will share tips on maintaining healthy orchids. Participants can bring problem orchids to the talk for his diagnosis and advice. Sept. 24, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road,, Los Altos. Call 408-2823105.

‘Art Times Three’ Artists Inmaculada del Castillo, Connie Kleinjans and Daniela Friedmann present art works in a variety of media, each offering their visions through three different styles, from modern realism to figurative abstract. Free and open to the public during business hours. Mon.--Sat. 6:30 a.m.--5 p.m.; Sun. 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 28, Main Street Cafe and Books, 134 Main St., Los Altos. Call 650-938-3624. ‘From the Air’ Solo exhibit by Bay Area photographer Laura Oliphant features photographs taken while a passenger on many commercial flights. Gallery 9 hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. The show runs Sept. 3-29. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.

CLUBS/MEETINGS ‘Women in Business: What’s my Health Plan?’ This panel of experts will share their experience and insights into what women need to know about health plans in 2014. Sept. 23, 6-9 p.m. $25 members; $40 nonmembers; $50 at the door; until 9/16 $5 discount. El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View. Call 650-386-5015.

BENEFITS 29th Annual Moonlight Run and Walk The Palo Alto Weekly and City of Palo Alto’s 29th Annual Moonlight Run and Walk will be held on Friday, Sept. 20 under the full Harvest moon. There will be a 5k walk, 5k run and 10k run. Sept. 20, 7-10 p.m. $20-$30. Baylands Athletic Center, 1900 Geng Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-326-8210. A Night in the Mediterranean Breast Cancer Connections, a nonprofit in Palo Alto, is hosting a fundraiser to support people impacted by breast and ovarian cancer. The 20th Anniversary Gala will be held at a private home in Los Altos Hills and will feature a taste of Spain, Italy, and Greece. Live music, dancing and a raffle. Sept. 21, 6 p.m. $350. www. Taylor Eigsti Benefit Jazz Concert Taylor Eigsti, Grammy-nominated jazz pianist and composer, will perform a benefit concert for Ability Production. Sept. 21, 4-6 p.m. $50. Palo Alto Children’s Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Events

COMMUNITY EVENTS 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 Preparing for Life: WSP Film Premiere & 30th Anniversary Reception Premiere screening of “Preparing for Life,� a new documentary film about the Waldorf School of the Peninsula. A live program and reception will follow the film. Ages 16+. Sept. 20, 7-10 p.m. Free. Smithwick Auditorium at Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-209-9400. Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter’s 80th Anniversary The Loma Prieta

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS ‘The Science of Successful Networking’ This workshop, hosted by the German

chapter of the Sierra Club is hosting a celebration to mark 80 years of conservation leadership over food, local wine, a silent auction and live music. State Senator Jerry Hill will serve as master of ceremonies and Dr. Nina Roberts as a keynote speaker. Sept. 21, 4-7 p.m. $80-$160. Garden House at Shoup Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos . Call 650-390-8411. http://www.lomaprieta.

CONCERTS ‘State of the Art 1680’ This concert features music from war-torn Europe in the 17th century. Works by Castello, Purcell, Marais, Lully, Buxtehude, Bach and others played by Bay Area musicians. Sept. 28, 7-9 p.m. $10$25. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1715 Grant Road, Los Altos. Call 408-480-0182. www.

FAMILY AND KIDS ‘Hansel and Gretel’ This multilingual version of the classic fairy tale, “Hansel and Gretel,� features a live orchestra and children’s activities. Sept. 29, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $15 members, students and children ages 14 & under; $18 nonmembers. Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Call 650-223-8699.

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

LIVE MUSIC Park Avenue Jazz Concert Morocco’s Restaurant in Mountain View is hosting pianist David Samuels to play love songs from the

NHIGHLIGHT ‘THE TEMPEST’ The Pear Avenue Theatre presents “The Tempest.� Sunday shows at 2 p.m. Sept. 13-Oct. 6, 8-10 p.m. $10-$35. Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave. #6, Mountain View. Call 650-254-1148.

1920’s-1960’s. Sept. 20, 7-9:30 p.m. Free. Morocco’s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-968-1502.

ON STAGE ‘In the Heights’ Palo Alto Players presents “In the Heights,â€? with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda; book by Quiara AlegrĂŒa Hudes; conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Thursday-Sunday, Sept 13-29. Times vary. $26-$48 Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-329-0891. www. ‘The Fantasticks’ The Los Altos Stage Company presents “The Fantasticks,â€? a musical about a boy, a girl, his father, her mother, and a wall. Sept. 5-29, 8 p.m. shows (and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.). $36. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-941-0551.

OUTDOORS Los Altos PARK(ing) Day Celebrate PARK(ing) Day, an annual worldwide event, at this one day mini-park in downtown Los Altos. There will be grass, tables, chairs, chalk- and magnet- art walls, bike parking and a free public bike fix-it station. Sept. 20, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Peet’s Coffee, 367 State St., Los Altos. Call 650-450-0335.

SENIORS Active Aging Week BridgePoint at Los Altos will serve as an official host to various Active Aging Week activities the week of Sept. 22-28. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. BridgePoint at Los Altos, 1174 Los Altos Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-948-7337.

SPECIAL EVENTS 17th Annual Josephine and Frank Duveneck Humanitarian Awards Dinner Hidden Villa is hosting this awards event, which will feature a farm-to-table dinner honoring humanitarians in the community. Sept. 21, 4:30-8:30 p.m. $250 per guest. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-9702. www.hid- Yipee Hosts ‘Yip-toberfest’ Yipee (Young Innovative Professional Entrepreneurs, ETC) has partnered with the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, Tied House Microbrewery and Yelp to create “Yip-toberfest,� Yipee’s fifth annual Oktoberfest mixer. This years Yip-toberfest will benefit Hope Services of Mountain View with a clothing drive. Sept. 26, 5 p.m. $5-$10 presale. Tied House Microbrewery and Cafe, 954 Villa St., Mountain View . Call 408-903-5288. www.

LECTURES & TALKS ‘Native Birds, Native Plants: Made for Each Other’ Executive Director Bob Power of the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society will speak about Audubon’s current priorities and the areas in which Audubon and the CA Native Plant Society complement each other’s efforts. Sept. 20, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library Program Room, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-948-7683. Lecture: Erectile Dysfunction Incontinence The El Camino Hospital is offering a lecture on erectile dysfunction incontinence with a speaker, Dr. Edward Karpman, urologist. Registration required. To register, please call 800-216-5556. Sept. 24, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. El Camino Hospital, Conference rooms F&G, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View. Lecture: Prostate Cancer Treatments El Camino Hospital is offering this lecture on prostate cancer treatments, with speaker Dr. Frank Lai, urologist and robotic surgeon. Registration required. To register, please call 800-216-5556. Sept. 26, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. El Camino Hospital, Conference rooms F&G, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View. www. LWV Luncheon Talk: Prisoner Realignment Our League Of Women Voters luncheon speaker is Nancy BrewerCavagnaro, a practicing lawyer who will talk about prisoner realignment. Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $25. Bella Vita Restaurant, 376 First St., Los Altos. Call 650-941-4846. www.

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767 Movers J. Garcia Garden Maintenance Service Free est. 20 years exp. (650)366-4301 or (650)346-6781

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

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

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Real Estate 801 Apartments/ Condos/Studios Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1545 Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1645 Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1695

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

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1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement A.I.Med Wellness Company FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 581478 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: A.I.Med Wellness Company, located at 333 W. Maude Ave., Suite 105, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): FLORENCE LIU 1874 Montecito Ave. Mountain View, CA 94043 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 8, 2013. (MVV Aug. 30, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 2013) SILICON VALLEY ATHLETIC ACADEMY SV ATHLETIC SVA ACADEMY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 581928 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: 1.) Silicon Valley Athletic Academy, 2.) SV Athletic, 3.) SVA Academy, located at 954 Henderson Ave., Spc. 150, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): TIMOTHY YORDAN 954 Henderson Ave., Spc. 150 Sunnyvale, CA 94086 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 21, 2013. (MVV Sep. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013) SORELY KNEADED FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 582289 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Sorely Kneaded, located at 692 W. Dana Street, Ste. A, 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): DEBORAH BRAXTON 232 Sierra Vista Av. Mountain View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 08/29/13. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on August 29, 2013. (MVV Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013)

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OMG! NAIL SPA & SKINCARE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 582234 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: OMG! Nail Spa & SkinCare, located at 2033 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: Married Couple. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): CAMERON CHAU 2167 Fieldstone Ct. San Jose, CA 95133 BILLY PHAM 2167 Fieldstone Ct. San Jose, CA 95133 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 28, 2013. (MVV Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 2013) Breathe First Yoga FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 582794 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Breathe First Yoga, located at 225 Pamela Drive, Apt. 225, 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): DOROTHY CORRIGAN 225 Pamela Drive Apt. 225 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 September 13, 2013. (PAW Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 2013)

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 25, 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/ Barbara M. Loebner, Esq. Hopkins & Carley, ALC 200 Page Mill Road, Suite 200 Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650)804-7600 (MVV Sept. 6, 13, 20, 2013)

997 All Other Legals AMENDED NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: IMOGENE TRACY Case No.: 1-13-PR173100 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of IMOGENE TRACY, aka IMOGENE MARIE TRACY. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: JUDY CONGLETON in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA CLARA. The Petition for Probate requests that: JUDY CONGLETON 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

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PALO ALTO Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $2,995,000 355 Channing Av 3 BR 3.5 BA Walk to downtown PA. Many upgrades. HW floors, private yard. Sep studio is 3rd bd & bath. Susie Dews & Shena Hurley BRE #00781220 & 01152002 650.325.6161

MOUNTAIN VIEW Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,698,000 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 Court 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

MOUNTAIN VIEW Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $669,000 175 Evandale Ave #4 2 BR 2.5 BA End Unit TH w/lots of windows! Kit remod includes Granite counters & custom tile backsplash Marcie Soderquist BRE #01193911 650.941.7040

MOUNTAIN VIEW Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,375,000 2702 Saint Giles Ln 4 BR 2.5 BA Bright Waverly Square classic - unique curb appeal. All wood flrs Francis Rolland BRE #00896319 650.941.7040

MOUNTAIN VIEW Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $446,000 264 N Whisman Rd #8 2 BR 1 BA Beautiful first floor unit, approximately 1,087 sf. Remodeled kitchen. Anni Chu BRE #01189653 650.328.5211

MIDTOWN Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $3,595,000 2710 Ramona St 4 BR 3.5 BA Timeless New Construction in prime Midtown PA. Tudor-style architecture & modern finishes. Zach Trailer BRE #01371338 650.325.6161

MENLO PARK Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $2,299,000 431 Vine St 3 BR 2 BA Spacious tastefully renovated home in University Heights, Menlo Park. DiPali Shah BRE #01249165 650.325.6161

MENLO PARK Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,098,000 946 Evelyn St 3 BR 2 BA Charming Spanish bungalow in downtown Menlo Park. Beautifully updated kitchen. MP schools. Zach Trailer BRE #01371338 650.325.6161

LOS ALTOS Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $589,000 487 Tyndall St #3 2 BR 1 BA Charming ground level condo with inviting patio small garden & BBQ area. Dora Thordarson BRE #00803498 650.941.7040

EAST PALO ALTO 1982 W Bayshore Rd #120 suite, LR, & 2nd BR open to Lizbeth Carson

PALO ALTO Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,795,000 563 Lytton Av 3 BR 3.5 BA Stunning New Construction in Downtown PA. High-end contemporary finishes. Private patio. Zach Trailer BRE #01371338 650.325.6161

CUPERTINO Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $618,000 22330 Homestead Rd #218 2 BR 2 BA This updated second floor unit overlooks the inner courtyard Terrie Masuda BRE #00951976 650.941.7040

Sat 1:30 - 4:30 $688,000 3 BR 2 BA Second floor end unit. Master balcony. 3rd BR overlooks creek. BRE #01014571 650.325.6161

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■ Mountain View Voice ■ ■ September 20, 2013

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