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Google to join new transit agency SHUTTLE SERVICE TO BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC By Daniel DeBolt

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ARRR WE READY YET? Sean Payne, 5, waits for his mom to fasten the helmet of his little brother Liam, 2, as they prepare for Saturday’s family-friendly Kidical Mass bike ride through Mountain View. See more photos on page 12.

Pumar sentenced to one year in jail DRIVER GUILTY OF KILLING PEDESTRIAN WAITING FOR BUS By Nick Veronin

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atthew Pumar, the driver who hit and killed a Mountain View man last summer, was sentenced to one year in county jail and three years probation. Judge Allison Danner sentenced Pumar on Oct. 21 in Santa Clara County Superior Court. He was convicted of vehicular manslaughter with gross negli-

gence on Sept. 12 in the death of William Ware. Ware was killed on June 21, 2012, after Pumar sped Matthew Pumar through a red light and lost control of his car, which ran up on the sidewalk and careened into the 50-year-old Mountain

View resident, who was waiting for a bus in the 1800 block of California Street. Pumar, also a Mountain View resident, remained on the scene after the crash and was cooperative with investigators. He eventually pleaded not guilty to the charge of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. However, the jury

oogle is known for operating the largest private transit system in the world, shuttling thousands of employees to and from Mountain View on big, white buses that are now a symbol of the company’s dominant role in Silicon Valley. But soon Google employees may share their buses with employees of other companies — and members of the public. On Oct. 24, (after the Voice goes to press) Google is expected to join Intuit, Samsung and two developers for the first meeting of the Mountain View Transportation Management Association, a City Council-created requirement of one new office development in Mountain View. The agency will collectively run shuttles for major employers in the city, and run a new publicly accessible route between corporate campuses and downtown. Aside from keeping solo car drivers off the road, the association’s effectiveness will be in reducing the number of nearly

empty employee shuttles in town, while potentially coordinating other efforts to reduce car trips. Possibilities include paying for a new shared parking garage that keeps North Bayshore employees from driving on an increasingly gridlocked Shoreline Boulevard, or new bikeshare facilities. Such measures will be increasingly important as the city is now requiring “mode share” targets for new offices — on Tuesday, Intuit promised to the City Council that only 45 percent of its employees would drive alone to a new campus at 2600 Marine Way. Reduced traffic isn’t the only way the public will benefit. The transportation management association (TMA) is required by the city to run a shuttle service to and from downtown that is available to the public. “We will create a publicly accessible shuttle that will link See GOOGLE, page 8

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programs as an expert on free speech issues, was referring to a pair of rules which call upon board members to refrain from speaking ill of the board or district officials, even when they See BOARD BYLAWS, page 9

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“A friend and I bought costumes online. It’s our last year in town before we go away to college and we’re going to go trick-or-treating.� Lauren Johnson, Palo Alto

“I’m going to a party in Baltimore. I’m from the East Coast. I’ll be dressing up as Willy Wonka and celebrating the pregnancy of a friend with some old friends.� Alex Garcia, San Jose

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PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISPOSAL The Mountain View Fire Department will be collecting unwanted prescription medications for disposal this Saturday, Oct. 26. Officials with the fire department will be collecting the medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire and police department administration building, located at 1000 Villa St. The collection is part of a nationwide effort, organized by local municipalities in coordination with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Throwing prescription drugs in the trash or flushing them down the toilet can result in those pharmaceutical agents making their way into the water supply and adversely affecting wildlife, according to Carrie Sandhal, a water environment specialist with the fire department. The fire department regularly holds prescription drug disposal events to properly destroy them. A press release for the event requests that those with undesired prescription medications pour all solid pills and powders into a single resealable plastic bag “in order to minimize the amount of See COMMUNITY BRIEFS, page 13

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THRICE BURGLARIZED A Mountain View woman’s apartment was burglarized three times in a three-week span, according to police. The woman, who lives on the 200 block of Church Street, reported that she fell prey to burglars on Sept. 24, Oct. 5 and once again on Oct. 15, according to Sgt. Saul Jaeger, public information officer with the Mountain View Police Department. During the first burglary, the woman told police she went out to walk her dog at about 2 p.m. on Sept. 24. When she returned at 3 p.m. she didn’t immediately notice anything. But the next day she received a fraud alert from her credit card company. She then looked for her wallet and found that it was missing. Then, on Oct. 5, she left the apartment at noon and came back at 4 p.m. to discover that her iPad, Macbook Pro and a necklace with an oval ruby were missing. In both instances the woman said that she had left entryways into her apartment open or unlocked. The third incident occurred on Oct. 15, according to Jaeger. On that day, she left her apartment at about 10:45 a.m. and returned at noon to find that her Macbook Air had been stolen. She told police she believes the burglar got in through her bedroom window. See CRIME BRIEFS, page 6

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Gamers play around the clock for a good cause HACKER DOJO HOSTS MARATHON GAMES TO RAISE FUNDS FOR KIDS IN HOSPITALS By Daniel DeBolt

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ast week a room inside Mountain View’s Hacker Dojo was turned into the site of the third annual “Indie Games For Good,” a marathon of independent video game playing that raises money for games and toys for kids in hospitals. A group of gamers known as “Cloudboat Armada” put a team of over 20 gamers to work in shifts around the clock, playing for 89 hours straight and raising $10,380 for the Child’s Play, a group which provides games and toys to children to make their stays more enjoyable in over 70

hospitals around the world. The event was broadcast live online from the Dojo. Over 50 independent video game developers were lined up to come and be interviewed during the event every hour between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. for several days. Organizer Elena Churilov said video game enthusiasts from all over the world tuned in to chat with the group and make requests for video games to play. “IGG is an opportunity to share games and have fun, while See GAMERS, page 13

Hurdles remain as LASD, Bullis pursue joint bond YEARS OF LEGAL BATTLES HAVE WORN DOWN TRUST OF BCS OFFICIALS By Nick Veronin

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os Altos School District and Bullis Charter School appear to be as close as they’ve ever been to compromise. However, comments made by district and charter officials and a recent exchange of open letters make it clear that there is still a long way to go. The two organizations are planning to meet on Oct. 30 to discuss the possibility of working together on a school bond measure that would build two new schools — one which

would become a permanent site for Bullis and another for an as-yet-unnamed LASD school. Yet, while officials with BCS have expressed tentative support for the idea, they have also expressed significant reservations over the proposal. John Phelps, a charter school board member, said he has wondered whether the district isn’t simply setting up the bond to fail as part of some elaborate straw man scheme. Phelps said his misgivings are informed by a number of things — including the district’s history of taking

his school to court over issues he considers either trivial or made up, and because of the way the district has been framing the bond. Phelps and fellow BCS board member Joe Hurd, said they are concerned with the way the bond is being presented to the public. According to Hurd, some are already referring to the proposed bond as a “Bullis bond,” which he said gives the impression that the initiative is being put forward solely for the benefit of the charter school. Given that the community is deeply divided

Halloween block party killed by cars CITY CITES TRAFFIC DISRUPTION FOR DENYING LATHAM STREET PARTY PERMIT By Daniel DeBolt

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s the City Council discusses the possibility of turning Latham Street into a bike boulevard, city staff denied a permit for what was to be the fourth annual Latham Street Halloween block party on Sunday afternoon, apparently over concerns about blocking car traffic down the residential street. Organizer Jennifer Sumant said she has organized the event with other residents of the 1300 block

of Latham Street for three years, and “they’ve always permitted it in the past.” The stretch of single family residences just north of Shoreline Boulevard, between Palo Alto and Mountain View avenues, won’t have its usual tables set up in the street with food, games and crafts for kids milling around in costume — an event “well-supported by everyone on the block,” Sumant said. Public works director Mike Fuller explained that the city’s traffic engineer denied the permit.

“Latham is residential collector street with 2,000 cars or so per day on it. We thought it would be disruptive to traffic flow,” he said. Sumant says the ordeal has caused her neighbors to question the need to allow so much traffic on Latham street. Having 2,000 cars a day “is not justified by the amount of residents in the neighborhood, yet takes priority over the well-being of the community,” Sumant said. “The City Council is saying that the city priorities this year are for

over BCS, presenting the bond this way will only serve to ensure that it does not get the support it needs to pass. “This is not about building a brand-new, shiny school just for Bullis,” Hurd said. “This is about making the pie bigger for everyone.” The way Hurd sees it, Bullis Charter School has always been a part of the district. As a charter school organized within LASD’s boundaries and drawing mostly on children from within the district, Hurd said Bullis has been unfairly painted as an outsider by

those who oppose its existence. Some of Hurd and Phelp’s reservations were reflected in a recent open letter from the charter school to LASD. In the Oct. 10 letter, Bullis outlined its position on the bond. The letter, signed by BCS board chair Ken Moore, declared that the charter school sees the proposed bond as a possible road to acceptable compromise. However, the letter continued, “BCS does not seek to be the major beneficiary of a new

non-car transit,” Sumant said in an email, referring to the council’s goal this year to focus on pedestrian and bicycle mobility. “In reality our city codes — including the codes for block parties — are written to prioritize cars.” Meanwhile, City Council members made comments at an Oct. 15 meeting about creating a bike and pedestrian boulevard on Latham as an alternative to potentially dangerous bike lanes on El Camino Real. “My preference would be bike boulevards parallel to El Camino Real,” said council member Ronit Bryant. Since the permit was rejected, Sumant says she’s heard from neighbors, “Why don’t we get a

bike boulevard?” In Palo Alto, bike boulevards run on streets parallel to El Camino Real. They include barriers that would prevent cutthrough traffic like those 2,000 cars cutting down Latham, but allow bicyclists and pedestrians through. It is reportedly a hit with those who live along such streets, as car traffic is reduced dramatically. Council members declined to comment on the block party permit, but member Chris Clark said he didn’t mean to get Latham Steet residents’ hopes up with his comments on Oct. 15.

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ountain View police are asking for the public’s help in an attempted homicide Sunday that left a man injured. A man entered a home in the 800 block of N. Rengstorff Avenue early Sunday morning, Oct. 20, pointed a handgun at a man living in the residence and pulled the trigger twice, according to the Mountain View Police Department. The gun malfunctioned and did not fire. The gunman then pistolwhipped the victim and fled with

another adult member of the household — a woman — who accompanied him voluntarily, according to Shino Tanaka, public information officer with the MVPD. The victim called 911 shortly after the incident, at 4:10 a.m. He suffered only minor injuries and declined to be taken to the hospital. According to Tanaka, nothing was stolen during the incident and police don’t believe that the gunman intended to steal anything. It seems the gunman and the woman who left with him knew each other. The case is still under investi-

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he Mountain View Whisman School District is looking for a few good subs. “If you have a four-year college degree, you are probably eligible to work as a substitute teacher,” read a mass email sent out to the district’s mailing list. On Oct. 23, the district hosted an informational meeting for anyone interested in learning what they need to do to become a substitute teacher. Community members and parents were invited. Superintendent Craig Goldman acknowledged that looking for substitute teachers among his district’s parents was a bit unconventional. Usually, the district just posts job listings on Craigslist or on the education job site EdJoin. But in a lot of ways, Goldman said, it makes a lot of sense to reach out directly to the community.

“We shouldn’t overlook the potential of our community members to provide the staff and support we need,” Goldman said. After all, Mountain View is a highly educated community, and the parents of district students have a diverse set of skills, he said. Some of those parents probably would like to have some extra work, Goldman said. “It’s a way of supporting schools while getting a nice part-time job with flexibility.” As the announcement explains, most people with a four-year college degree are likely eligible to sub. The only other major requirements include a background check and passing the CBEST, or California Basic Educational Skills Test. The district is in need of more substitute teachers because they have been stepping up their efforts to provide their full-time

faculty with more professional development opportunities. While the district has a sufficient reserve of subs to deal with teachers who call in sick or who go on vacation or leave, it is harder to find enough subs when a large group of teachers want to attend a mid-week professional development event. Sometimes 20 or 30 teachers will request to attend professional development events during the week, Goldman said. And while the district would like to be able to send them, they need to ensure they have the substitute staff to cover for the day. Goldman said it is particularly challenging finding substitutes with specialized skills, so he is hoping individuals with a background in science, math, social studies and English will attend the meeting. For more information, call the district office at 650-526-3500. V

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Jaeger said that while this case is certainly unusual, it also serves as a reminder. “With burglaries in general, the constant theme is make sure you lock your door and don’t leave stuff open.” Police have a suspect for one of the burglaries, Jaeger said. Security cameras in a convenience store captured images of someone using the woman’s stolen credit cards. —Nick Veronin


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early 40 people gathered at the downtown Caltrain Station on Thursday to protest Mayor John Inks’ refusal to join a large coalition of mayors calling for “common sense” gun control measures. As restaurant-goers dined along Castro Street’s sidewalks, the group delivered its message with the chant, “Mayor Inks, your position stinks!” all the way down Castro Street and then in front of City Hall. “No mayor should be able to get away without joining Mayors Against Illegal Guns,” said organizer Josh Wolf, a high school teacher. “The Palo Alto and Sunnyvale mayors both joined the coalition. I want Mayor Inks to represent his constituents and sign on as well.” Inks refused to join Mayors Against Illegal Guns — a coalition of over 1,000 mayors across the country — in September, calling the group “fundamentally anti-gun” and refusing to have a discussion with advocates for the coalition. “Inks has declined to have this discussion with us, so we’re taking the discussion to him,” Wolf said before the march. Wolf says the group’s demands are not anti-gun, often citing the fact that even 74 percent of the National Rifle Association’s

members support increased background checks for gun buyers. It was said at Thursday’s rally that millions of guns are purchased every year without background checks, at gun shows or in states that do not require them. “Ninety-two percent of Americans support background checks, and we can’t even get a vote in Congress,” Wolf said. “That 8 percent has an outsized influence.” MAIG has asked mayors to sign onto seven principles, including being tougher on law-breaking gun dealers, increased efforts to trace guns, expanded background checks and new laws that would “keep lethal, military-style weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines off our streets.” Former City Council candidate Jim Neal and his wife staged a two-person counter protest when the march reached City Hall, with Neal holding a sign that said, “What part of the second amendment don’t you understand?” “The Second Amendment specifically states that Congress shall pass no law prohibiting the right of people to keep and bear arms,” Neal said, adding that “I believe the purpose of this group is to make all guns illegal.” He added that it was founded by New York Mayor Michael

Bloomberg, “more of the same” from a mayor who pushed to make large soft drinks illegal in New York City. “I’m not for having guns in criminals’ hands either,” Neal said, adding that passing new laws wouldn’t help. “Criminals don’t obey the law, that’s why they’re criminals.” Several of those in attendance were behind a campaign to pass a gun control measure in Sunnyvale called Measure C. If passed next month, the measure would require all ammunition sold in Sunnyvale to be tracked, would ban the sale of magazines holding more than 10 rounds, would require safe storage of guns and require that lost or stolen guns be reported within 48 hours. The Sunnyvale resident spearheading Measure C, Don Veith, said he hoped the measure would inspire other cities to take such action, noting that San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles have already passed similar laws. “There are cities all over California that have versions of what we’re asking voters to do,” he said. Veith noted that Sunnyvale’s mayor has been instrumental in placing Measure C on November’s ballot. Email Daniel DeBolt at ddebolt@mv-voice.com

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our campus, VTA, Caltrain and downtown Mountain View,� said Denise Pinkston, chair of the Mountain View agency’s board and a partner with developer TMG, which is developing a campus for Samsung on the 600 block of Clyde Avenue. Because it is not yet a requirement, Pinkston said she couldn’t guarantee there would be a publicly accessible shuttle service to and from North Bayshore. Residents have long desired a frequent bus service to North Bayshore’s movie theaters, restaurants and other entertainment venues, as well as Shoreline Park. Council member Jac Siegel said it was likely to happen soon. “I really believe it will go into effect within next six months to a year,� Siegel said. “Nothing like that exists now. People want to go to the movies, they want to go to Shoreline Park. We think that’s a big benefit to the people of Mountain View.� Siegel said it was likely that such a shuttle to North Bayshore would even operate on nights and weekends. He added that such an arrangement is something Google would not have volunteered to do before. “One of the things that is exciting about it is that Intuit has already said that anybody can use their shuttles — Google initially said we’re not going to do that,� Siegel said. Intuit officials told the City

Council on Tuesday that its shuttles to and from Marine Way, near Shoreline Park’s West entrance, are open to the public, though Siegel expressed concern about whether the public knew this. Pinkston said Google and other companies would likely continue to run their own shuttle programs, but efforts would be made with the TMA to make sure as many routes as possible were not “duplicated.�

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The effort has so far been spearheaded by TMG partners, which has experience creating such a service in Emeryville beginning in the 1980s called Emery Go-Round that connects BART with a shopping mall, Pixar, and other employers. The service publishes maps and schedules online. “We take thousands of cars off the road everyday,� Pinkston said of Emery Go-Round, which she said MTMA would be modeled after. “It had a huge impact on that community. The hope is that Mountain View’s TMA will have a significant impact on the quality of life in Mountain View.�

Mountain View’s TMA is likely to grow as developers and tech companies are required to join as a condition of new development in Mountain View. Google apparently got the message that it would probably be required to join the TMA soon when it propose its first major office development in Mountain View to the City Council. Pinkston said the MTMA has many decisions to make over the coming year, such as how the buses will be branded, what exactly the routes and schedules will be and how the endeavor will be publicized, among other things. The association recently formed as a non-profit that is not subject to laws requiring publicly accessible meetings, Pinkston said, though city officials will be involved. “It’s a big deal to have all of these companies with incredibly divergent interests to sit down at the table together to work on a common solution,� Pinkston said “Each party brings to the table different business practices and different transit needs, but I think together we’re really going to do some interesting stuff.� Email Daniel DeBolt at ddebolt@mv-voice.com

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believe the board or district officials are in the wrong. The first rule stipulates that trustees should “model behavior which will cause the board and the superintendent to be perceived as an effective and efficient leadership team.� The second requires that board members ought to “support all decisions and policies of the board, whether those decisions and policies are made unanimously or by a majority of the board.� The wisdom and fairness of the rules were recently called into question at a district board meeting. “What if the board is ineffective and inefficient?� asked community member and lawyer Gary Wesley at the Oct. 3 board meeting. At the meeting, Wesley spoke up in defense of trustee Steven Nelson, who was ultimately censured by the board for a laundry list of unprofessional behavior. While Wesley did not defend some of Nelson’s more egregious actions — including an incident in which the trustee apparently screamed profanities in the district office — he did voice concern that the board was attempting to “shut up� a “watchdog� by censuring Nelson. In a document which compiled many of Nelson’s alleged transgressions, it was reported that he had “violated the obligation of board members to support decisions of the board majority.� Additionally, in interviews with the Voice, and during the board’s discussions in the lead up to Nelson’s censure, several trustees said that he had acted inappropriately by expressing dissenting opinions to this newspaper and in other public forums. In his comments to the district trustees on Oct. 3, Wesley said he believed it is the duty of all board members to speak up if they feel something is wrong. “They’ve added teeth that will bite any board member that speaks out,� he told the Voice. “They’ve set a bad precedent.� Craig Goldman, superintendent of the district, said he doesn’t see any problem with the rules. “The board believes it is important that it govern itself by a certain set of standards,� Goldman said. “I appreciate that those standards include the expectation that district employees be treated with respect and that the decisions of the board are supported by other board members whether or not they agree with the decision.� Ellen Wheeler, president of the district board said she has the highest respect for Peter Scheer

and Gary Wesley, but said she ultimately disagrees that the sections of the trustees code of conduct are stupid or set a bad precedent. The code of conduct is a set of guidelines, Wheeler noted, and they do not infringe upon the First Amendment rights of any of the trustees, in her opinion. Acknowledging that the entire discussion over the fairness and constitutionality of the code of conduct rules has emerged because of Nelson’s censure, Wheeler emphasized that Nelson was not condemned for politely voicing his dissent. “Steven Nelson wasn’t censured for speaking out about things that he disagreed with on the whole,� Wheeler said. “He was censured for his insulting, bullying behavior. That is different than First Amendment rights of being able to speak his mind. All of us are encouraged to speak our minds.� Indeed, there is a separate stipulation within the trustee code of conduct that encourages “the expression of divergent opinions by individual members of the board, the students, community and staff on all issues of concern.� It is true, Wheeler admitted, that Nelson was chastised for

speaking out against decisions of the board. However, she said, that had more to do with the manner in which he voice his opinion, not that he publicly opposed the board. “It’s fine for him to have a healthy discussion with Craig Goldman or a healthy discussion at a board meeting where he shares his opinion,� she said. It would even be justifiable for him to explain to the local press why he opposed a certain board vote. But according to Wheeler, there were a number of times when Nelson disagreed with the board’s decision where he repeatedly and sometimes offensively, expressed his dissatisfaction. Wheeler explained that there’s a difference between explaining why you voted against something and repeatedly drilling that explanation into the ground. “That turns into not supporting the vote of the majority.� Scheer said that it is not uncommon for school boards to adopt policies that encourage or require board members to speak with one voice. Nor is it unconstitutional, he noted — so long as a board does not impose a severe punishment for violating the code of conduct, such as stripping a

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mansion gets dressed up in its spooky finest and brave visitors take nighttime tours from historians (first tour at 7:30, last one at 10). Also on Oct. 25 and 26, kids’ crafts and games will be part of Halloween parties from noon to 4 p.m., with costume parades at 2. Go to r-house.org or call 650-9036392. The Witches Delight Halloween Carnival is a tradition at Santa Rita Elementary School in Los Altos — now in its 53rd year. Rides, games, a costume contest, cookie-decorating and a cake walk are planned. The event runs from 3 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at 700 Los Altos Ave. Admission is free; pay-to-play tickets are $1. Go to santaritaschool.org/ events/witches.html or call 650559-1600. Palo Alto’s Mitchell Park and children’s libraries host free Halloween craft activities from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 26. The libraries are at 4050 Middlefield Road and 276 Harriet St. Go to cityofpaloalto.org. Menlo Park’s annual “Halloween Hoopla” is Oct. 26, starting with an 11:45 a.m. costume parade down Santa Cruz Avenue and continuing with trick-ortreating downtown and entertainment and crafts in Fremont Park from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Go to menlopark.org.

The Friends of the Palo Alto Animal Shelter organization is planning a different take on the classic costume contest. This one is a costume contest for dogs with live music, held Oct. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Rinconada Park at 777 Embarcadero Road. Admission is free, and donations go toward the shelter. Go to pafriends.org/events/dog-oween or call 650-714-8509. Atherton gets in on the dogs-incostume act with the “Bark For Life” Walk for the American Cancer Society from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 26 in HolbrookPalmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave. Families and canines are invited to participate in costume. Admission is free. No charge for dog biscuits, either. Go to paloaltoonline.com/calendar and search for “Bark For Life.” Oct. 26 is “Monster Bash” day at the Mountain View Community Center at 201 S. Rengstorff Ave. Presented by the city’s recreation division, the free event starts at 5 p.m. and includes an outdoor showing of the movie “Escape from Planet Earth,” a costume parade and games. Go to ci.mtnview.ca.us or call 650903-6331. Contra dances and waltzes get a holiday spin with the Bay Area Country Dance Society’s annual Hallowe’en Costume Ball at the First United Methodist Church of

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The Lytton Gardens senior community invites in local kids each year for its free “Safe Halloween” family event on Oct. 31. Children up to fifth grade can drop by between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. in costume to trick-or-treat, play games and get their faces painted. Lytton Gardens is at 656 Lytton Ave. Go to lyttongardens.org or call 650-617-7313.

The Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo hosts its annual Halloween Zoo Night for members only, on Oct. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. Visitors sport costumes, visit with the animals, dine on pizza and drinks and learn about “Halloween science.” (The cost to become a member is $100.) Go to friendsjmz.org. Wee witches and ghouls will invade Palo Alto’s California Avenue on Oct. 27, when trickor-treating and a carnival take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Stanford Band leads a costume parade; the mayor judges a costume contest; mask-making and world drumming liven up the place; and event organizer Blossom Birth hosts a costume swap at 299 S. California Ave. The free event is intended for kids up to age 12. Go to blossombirth.org.

Middlefield Road, and the Children’s Library at 1276 Harriet St. Activities will include art projects, storytelling and folkloric dance performances. Admission is free, with refreshments for sale. Go to cityofpaloalto.org/artcenter.

The City of Palo Alto celebrates Day of the Dead from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 27, at the Palo Alto Art Center at 1313 Newell Road, the Junior Museum and Zoo at 1451

The Redwood City Library will be less quiet than usual on Oct. 30, when a kids’ costume parade will be followed by a kid-rock concert with The Raytones. The

free events start at 6:30 p.m. at 1044 Middlefield Road. Go to redwoodcity.org/library. Other free library events include the movie “Monsters Inc.” at the Palo Alto Children’s Library at 1276 Harriet St., at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 30; and craft-making at 4 p.m. Oct. 30 and storytelling at 4 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St. Go to cityofpaloalto.org or menloparklibrary.org.

“From Zombies to Superheroes” is this year’s theme for the Halloween concert put on by the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and the Stanford Wind Ensemble. Expect eerie tunes, including music from computer games. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. in Dinkelspiel Auditorium on campus. Tickets are $15 general, $10 for seniors and non-Stanford students, and free for students. Go to music.stanford.edu.

Pipe organist James Welch, along with organ-playing sons Nicholas and Jameson, presents the “All Gory, Loud, and Horror” concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. Bach is always on the bill and costumes are always in evidence. This year’s program also includes works by Vierne, Berveiller and Boellmann. Tickets are $10. Call 650-856-9700. What is a “Trunk or Treat”? Why, we’re glad you asked. It’s an alternative Halloween shindig at the Mountain View New Life Church, where costumed folks give away candy from their car trunks. The event goes from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 at 1912 San Luis Ave., Mountain View. Go to newlifepcg.org. V

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PUBLIC NOTICE COUNCIL TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN – PROPOSED REVISIONS The Council Transportation Committee (CTC) will review and provide input on the Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee’s (B/PAC) proposed revisions to the Pedestrian Master Plan (PMP) on: Wednesday, October 30, 2013—6:30 p.m. Plaza Conference Room—Mountain View City Hall 500 Castro Street, Second Floor

The CTC will consider recommending to the City Council the approval of proposed revisions to the PMP. The document has been revised to reflect the input provided by the B/PAC at its April 8, May 29, July 31 and September 26 meetings. Members of the public will have an opportunity to address the CTC regarding the proposed revisions to the PMP. If you are unable to attend the meeting, comments may be submitted to Helen Kim, Transportation Planner, at helen.kim@mountainview.gov, or (650) 903-6311. The CTC Agenda will be available on Friday, October 25, 2013, after 5:00 p.m. at: http://laserfiche.mountainview. gov/Weblink/Browse.aspx?startid=67634&&dbid=0

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A mellow bike ride on Saturday aimed to get more families on their bikes. The Oct. 19 event at Eagle Park, could become a monthly gathering. It featured prizes and a “street skills class,” along with tune-ups available from Performance Bicycle mechanics. Top: Kidical Mass riders head down Church Street. Above: Kyle Riemenschnitter, left, and Josh Kern do free tune-ups. Left: Anika Logan, 9, puts on her helmet during the safety talk.


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“The point wasn’t to say Latham is the street where we should invest lots and lots of money,” Clark said. The point was to say, “We shouldn’t be looking at El Camino as our only option.” As for the Halloween party, Fuller said it was suggested to Sumant that it be organized on a quieter side street. But “since all the neighbors who put on the party live on the 1300 block of Latham Street, it didn’t make any sense to block off someone else’s street,” Sumant said. “It would be presumptuous to block off someone else’s street for a party.” V

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at the same time having a real positive effect on the world,” Churilov said. “It’s definitely a mutually beneficial situation,” said Brendan Mauro, one of the game developers who was invited for an interview. On Friday afternoon, Oct. 18, he was able to publicize his San Francisco-based company’s new game, Extrasolar, which allows players to drive a rover on a fictional planet where life is believed to exist, while uncovering the motives of “a private space agency with a shadowy past.” “We have a strong interest in science and space and we would love it if more people were interested,” Mauro said of the game, which he says has many details based on NASA research. “This is our small part to assist in that.” Churilov started the event with Shamayel Daoud and Matthew Rasmussen (Rasmussen came up with the idea) three years ago, running the event inside a friend’s home. Needless to say, the group says it is thrilled to have the Dojo’s ultra-fast internet connection to allow for higher quality video streaming. The event has plenty of publicity and interest because of the nature of the independent video game community. Independent game developers work alone or in small groups — some “wildly successful” financially and others just working as hobbyists — but almost always communicating with other developers or fans online. The event has a wide reach. Because it continues around the clock, “We hit every time zone,” Churilov said, so, for example, European gamers chat with the group in the middle of the night. The marathon ended at 5:24 a.m. on Oct. 21. For more information, visit iggmarathon.com. Email Daniel DeBolt at ddebolt@mv-voice.com

non-medication material that is incinerated.” Solid and liquid medications will be accepted, but liquid medications should remain “tightly sealed in their original containers.” Injection medications and syringes will not be accepted. The fire and police department administration building is the only Mountain View location collecting prescription drugs, do don’t drop off medications at any other fire station. For more information, call Sandahl at (650) 903-6224. If you are unable to make the event but wish to dispose of medications at another time, visit www.savesfbay.org/pharmaceuticaldisposal-sites. —Nick Veronin

FOOTHILL-DE ANZA Community College District Board of Trustees seeks applicants for its Measure C Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Candidates appointed to the independent, volunteer Measure C Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee review and report to the public on the district's Measure C bond expenditures. Applicants must reside in the district’s service area, which includes the cities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale and portions of San Jose, Santa Clara and Saratoga. Applicants may not be an employee, contractor, consultant or vendor of the district. The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee bylaws are available at www.measurec.fhda.edu or by calling (650) 949-6100. Currently, four committee members are needed for two-year terms in the following categories: s4AXPAYERSASSOCIATIONREPRESENTATIVE s!T LARGEREPRESENTATIVE s"USINESSORGANIZATIONREPRESENTATIVE s&OOTHILL $E!NZAAUXILIARYORGANIZATIONREPRESENTATIVE This committee is responsible for reviewing expenditures related to the district's $490,800,000 general obligation bond, Measure C, approved by the voters on June 6, 2006. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter detailing their qualifications, and noting which of the above categories they would represent, to any of the following: E-mail: chancellor@fhda.edu Mail: Office of the Chancellor Foothill-De Anza Community College District 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 &AX (650) 941-6289 Completed applications must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. For more information, please call (650) 949-6100 or email chancellor@fhda.edu

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NOTICE OF WATER SYSTEM FLUSHING The City of Mountain View will be flushing the water system south of Cuesta Drive beginning in November, 2013. Flushing helps to maintain water quality by removing accumulated sand and sediment from water lines. Signs and barricades will be posted in neighborhoods the day before flushing begins. Flushing is anticipated to be complete by December 15, 2013. If you would like more information about the City’s water system flushing program or have questions or concerns while City personnel are in your neighborhood, please contact the Public Services Division at (650) 903-6329 or visit the City’s website at www.mountainview.gov. October 25, 2013 ■ Mountain View Voice ■ MountainViewOnline.com ■

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school bond, and we would not support a bond positioned that way.” Doug Smith, president of the LASD board of trustees, has said he understands and even shares some of Hurd’s concerns. If the bond is to pass, Smith said, a large portion of the community will have to get behind it, and that means that the “optics” of the bond and what it is for are very important.

Smith said he wants the bond to pass, and is very concerned with making sure people understand that the proposal is not just about Bullis, but about the improving the district. The district is in need of more space, according to Smith. The LASD student population has ballooned of late, and district’s seven elementary and two junior high schools are overcrowded. While it is true that the district is seeking to add a new school to deal with its growing student body, Smith said the fact is that the district is also taking BCS

into consideration with the bond. “To so say that we’re not building a school for Bullis is deceptive to the public,” Smith said. Whatever inherent suspicions Bullis officials might have concerning the district’s sincerity were only exacerbated by an open letter issued by LASD in response to Bullis’ Oct. 10 letter. The LASD communication, sent on Oct. 16 and signed by Smith, thanked the charter school’s leadership for agreeing to explore the possibility of a joint school bond. However, the letter also chastised the charter for allegedly violating the Facilities Use Agreement with the district, a charge Hurd denied. Hurd said the letter struck him as contradictory, in that it simultaneously extended a hand of negotiation toward his organization while also threatening a lawsuit.

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While Smith told the Voice he was encouraged by the charter school’s willingness to discuss a potential school bond, Hurd struck a much more hesitant tone. “LASD can’t make up its mind whether it wants to work together or fight,” Hurd said. “If you want to work together, then work with us and gain support for a bond that will benefit all LASD residents equally. If you want to fight, continue making unfounded allegations that BCS is in violation of the Facilities Use Agreement — which it is not.” In response to Hurd’s comments, Smith said he is genuinely hopeful about the prospect of the bond. He acknowledged that his district and BCS have “significant differences in what it takes to pass a bond,” but said he believes that overall the organizations agreement to talk was a sign of “wonderful progress.” Phelps struck a similar, albeit more cautious tone. “We’re fully enthusiastic about supporting the bond as long as it’s not a Bullis bond primarily,” he said. “The overt hostility needs to come to a close if this district intends to peacefully resolve this matter.” Email Nick Veronin at nveronin@mv-voice.com

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hat should the city do for south- or north-bound cyclists who want to ride between Palo Alto and Sunnyvale along El Camino Real in Mountain Views? The City Council tackled that idea last week and came up with a decision that will not make diehard cyclists happy, although the council did discuss an alternative that we think is the best solution. The council’s position on this issue came during discussion of a new precise plan for El Camino, including a proposal to install a bike lane through much of the city. The sweetener in a proposed deal would be provided by the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) which would pay for the bike lane if the council approved its Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, which would dedicate one lane of El Camino to buses. But dedicated bike lane or not, the council wisely balked at putting bicycles on an extremely busy urban corridor in an environment where drivers often reach speeds of 50 miles per hour or more. “I don’t know how you make El Camino Real safe enough to make it a real bike corridor,� said Mike Kasperzak. Others had similar misgivings. Jac Siegel said there is so little room for bikes that drivers could easily violate the new law requiring drivers to stay three feet away from cyclists. “I don’t know how that works,� Siegel said. Rather than El Camino, council members are inclined get more

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creative, and in this case, work toward making a street parallel to El Camino into a bike boulevard, like Bryant Street in Palo Alto. On bike boulevards, most stops signs favor the cyclist and through the use of artificial barriers, cul de sacs are created to reduce some automotive traffic on the street. A good candidate for a bike boulevard in Mountain View would be Latham Street, which is just a block or two from El Camino, and becomes Church Street east of Shoreline Boulevard. We think this would be a much safer design for cyclists, who even in a bike lane would have to negotiate incoming and outgoing traffic at countless commercial driveways along El Camino. Janet Lafleur, a bicycle advocate and Voice blogger on the subject, said she is sometimes forced onto sidewalks and into parking lots while using a bike to shop on El Camino. In her mind, parking on El Camino should give way to a bike lane. “I’d really like us to prioritize bicycles over parking on El Camino,� she said. But that would be an uphill struggle that countless merchants would oppose. Rather than potentially wasting the city’s resources on El Camino, it makes much more sense to study establishing a bike boulevard on Latham Street. The cost would be minimal, mostly for signs and striping. And if Latham were chosen, it would be close enough for riders to easily reach El Camino to shop or access other offices. And it would be much, much safer.

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here’s been quite a bit of traffic on neighborhood email listservs regarding the Bus Rapid Transit project along the El Camino Real corridor, and I wanted to clarify some information and address some concerns. First, I want to make clear that no final decision has been made about how the future Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system will operate along El Camino Real. The Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is currently studying the impacts of seven project alternatives that emerged after an initial round of public meetings held in 2012. The alternatives cover a range of possible projects — from making no improvements to the transit system to installing 14.1 miles of dedicated bus lanes from Embarcadero Road to Lafayette Street along El Camino Real. Though dedicated lanes were not embraced by every city along the corridor, I

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supported studying its impacts and benefits as that information is crucial to providing an accurate comparison to the other project alternatives, using various criteria like how smoothly traffic will flow, transit usage, traffic impacts, and cost. The goals of BRT are clear: 1) to improve reliability, travel times, amenities, safety and access for the 15,000 daily weekday riders (Route 522 and 22 combined) that take VTA bus service to work, school, and appointments on El Camino Real; and 2) to accommodate the demand that future growth will put on our road network by providing solutions that make non-auto modes like public transit and bicycling more appealing. This will be a benefit to auto users as well as non-auto users. In an effort to decrease greenhouse gases and improve mobility, many cities along El Camino Continued on next page

FRUSTRATED BY TIMING ON BUS TRANSIT PLAN The City Council announced by postcard 10 days in advance of its 5 p.m. hearing on Oct. 15 on the El Camino Precise Plan study session, instructing us to visit after hours, go online or call to learn the real time (actually 6 p.m.) I reviewed the “Plan Update� (dated that day) and the “attachments� plus a prior

lane diagram, prepared some comments and attended. After three hours in council chambers I went home shivering, hungry and too burned out to deliver my three minutes. The advertised topic would start around 9 p.m., after other agenda items, with “public comment� near 10. Later, clicking on “email council� produced an error message. Continued on next page


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Is the City Council trying to filter out comment from noninsiders? Perhaps those unfamiliar with their scheduling and communication system are considered ‘casual’ commenters. I’d like to share a nutshell version of my thoughts on the bicycle and pedestrian elements. BAD IDEAS: Pedestrians crossing multiple lanes of traffic to wait in the middle of El Camino for a bus. Thinking bicyclists (not errant vehicles and jaywalkers?) “endanger pedestrians.” Double-billing the “door zone” as a “bike lane.” Asking bicyclists to use El Camino as a through route. Creating another lane by making all lanes narrower. Drivers distracted by storefronts while negotiating four lanes of traffic. Tall buildings closer than 100 feet from heavy traffic; who wants to walk inside a noisy, smelly, echo-chamber to go shopping? BETTER: On El Camino, bikes and pedestrians in a safe zone protected from traffic. Off El Camino, bicycle throughroutes on less chaotic, two-lane streets. Tim Pratt Park Drive

Real, including Mountain View, adopted the practice of focusing development along corridors already served by public transit, as opposed to areas that can only be reached by car. Young people today have increasingly supported that shift through more affordable and environmentally conscious alternatives such as going car-free and living closer to job centers to have other travel options and the numbers are showing increased ridership on most all transit systems. We’re not trying to force people to live a certain way; we’re planning so that we can meet the variety of competing needs that will arise. An effective, green-vehicle rapid transit solution will increase transit usage and benefit other modes of transportation as well. Additional infrastructure investments this project will bring to the area will provide safe and better access for bicycles and pedestrians. The El Camino Real corridor is one of three corridors being planned for the Bus Rapid Transit network. The current environmental review process is an opportunity to study and determine the most beneficial transportation

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You’ve put down roots. improvement for both current and future residents and commuters. Public review and input is expected again in summer 2014, and I look forward to having those discussions again with VTA staff and the many stakeholders, who care as much as I do about the future of our city and valley. Itís certainly been a pleasure for me to serve as Mountain View and North Countyís representative on the VTA board of directors and be a part of moving the BART extension project forward into San Jose, which is ahead of schedule, the light rail double-tracking project into Mountain View to allow for increased express service, and the BRT, which all contribute to a bright outlook for increasing transit options in our county. Margaret Abe-Koga is a member of the Mountain View City Council and the VTA board.

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hate kale, which probably means I won’t live to be 200. Recently, I encountered chopped kale at the Palo Alto Grill and, gasp, I liked it. I might make it to 100 now. The kale wasn’t presented by itself. It was secreted away on the plate, mixed with chopped chard and mustard greens and tucked under the tender, crispy breaded chicken breast ($22). The chicken came with mini-waffles and sauteed apples, all drizzled with stock and Dijon mustard sauce. It was good eating. The kale was serendipitous, though, nestled beneath the sheltering chicken as if I would have rejected the plate on sight. I might have. Not that I walked away a kale fan, but I did achieve some level of detente with those too-chewy leaves. And I departed fully satisfied with Palo Alto Grill, the brainchild of partners Luka Dvornik and Ryan Shelton. Dvornik, managing general partner, was co-owner of the late Lavanda restaurant. Managerial stints at Cafe Torre and Cafe Adriatic contributed to his experience. Fine-tuning makes a difference, and PAG runs like a clock. Plenty of talent in the kitchen as well. Shelton is partner and executive chef. He began his cooking career at a Ritz-Carlton property, then became the pastry chef at Chez TJ, chef de cuisine at Michelin-starred Baume, and most recently executive chef at Le Cigare Volant. Yoomi Shelton is the pastry chef (yes, they are married). In addition to graduating from culinary school in San Francisco, she has a degree in hotel and restaurant management and worked at the late Citizen Cake, the RitzCarlton and others. The inviting interior is stylish and minimal: wood-plank floor, bare wood tables and chairs, butternut squash-colored walls with modernist wall art. The dining room is The espresso cheesecake at Palo Alto Grill is topped with red-beet meringue, passion fruit and chocolate.

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sectioned off from the bar area and two rooms are available for private functions. Chef Shelton adjusts the menu seasonally, and what I am writing today might not be the truth and nothing but the truth by the time you get there. First-rate kitchens continually adjust menus to incorporate the freshest, most seasonal ingredients.

One of the dishes I had, the delicious and colorful puree of corn soup ($10) with bell pepper, chili, corn-muffin crouton and popcorn, for instance, will no doubt segue to pumpkin soup. Equally tasty, I am sure. The starters/small plates were both tempting and fun. The salmon poke ($14) was assembled with seaweed, cucumber,

avocado and gochujang (a fermented Korean condiment of red chili, glutinous rice, soybeans and salt.) The dish was a visual surprise and the strata of flavor were intriguing and refreshing. I loved the grilled Japanese octopus ($14) that was served with fingerling potatoes, lemon and basil oil. The octopus was perfectly cooked: that is, cooked through

but not to the point of being rubbery. It’s tricky business but when it’s done right, it’s delicious. The avocado corn dogs ($7) were whimsical and enticing. Chunks of avocado had been thickly breaded and deep-fried. These “dogs” were more spheres on sticks than the long dogs found at the county fair. Served with coarse mustard and cilantro, they were an appetite-igniter. For main plates, steaks were the star attraction. The “Turf and Turf” ($32) featured a 13-ounce succulent, dry-aged, bone-in, rib eye with slices of house-made

pastrami layered over the top. Peppercorns and onions added taste and texture and the Bordelaise sauce was heavenly gravy. The tender 9-ounce grilled hanger steak frites ($28) was mouthwatering with fries, Bordelaise sauce and a small frisee salad. Corn and vegetable bisque pot pie ($19) was loaded with mushrooms and peas with hints of sage in a hearty tomato sauce, and boasted a great crust: a worthwhile vegetarian option. There were satisfying sides as Continued on next page

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well. Fried brussels sprouts ($7) with brown sugar, butter and pecans and the miso-glazed carrots ($6) were both delectable. Dessert was a blessed event. The 64 percent chocolate torte ($11) had layers of sponge cake and chocolate mousse with a side of vanilla gelato topped with ground peanuts and drizzled with yuzu caramel. Yummy. The espresso cheesecake ($9) was made from cream-soaked, toasted illy coffee beans, eggs and cookie crumbs, baked at a low temperature and topped with a red-beet meringue and a dollop of passion fruit. Delightful. There is a full bar, and an adequate and fairly priced wine list. The waitstaff was friendly and very knowledgeable. They had to be because the menu was void of descriptions, showing just a partial list of ingredients. It’s my one fault with the restaurant. It’s difficult to get excited about a dish with so little information. Overall, a lot of in-house talent who tend to details and make the dining experience a pleasure. Notwithstanding the chef’s penchant for kale.

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BLUE JASMINE ---

“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 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.

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The “real-life thriller” “Captain Phillips” may be obvious and it may be clumsy, but it’s also at least a little bit thoughtful, and there’s never a dull moment. Add in two strong central performances and the stylistic stringency of Paul Greengrass, and you get, at the very least, a fine approximation of an important Oscar-time movie. The whole enterprise is basically here to give Tom Hanks something to do, and do it he does as Captain Rich Phillips of the Maersk Alabama, a U.S.-registered cargo ship beset by pirates while on its way from Oman to Kenya in 2009. Greengrass and screenwriter Billy Ray (“State of Play”), working from Phillips’ book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea,” hurriedly establish victims — Phillips, his wife (Catherine Keener in a blink-or-you’ll-miss-’er cameo), and his crew — and perps, the Somali crews sent out by a warlord padding his war chest. The pirate captain, Abduwali Muse (Barkhad Abdi), quickly draws our attention as the counterpart to Phillips. Skinny and living under a more intense duress than Phillips, Muse nevertheless deals with similar issues that put him in harm’s way for capitalist goals, and into conflict with his unhappy crew. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of menace, violence with bloody images, and substance use. Two hours, 14 minutes. — P.C.

DON JON --

Joseph Gordon-Levitt rates high on the likeability level, starting out as a child actor and turning in memorable leading roles in the recent “(500) Days of Summer,” “Inception,” “50/50” and “Looper.” Making his screenwriting-directing debut, the dimpled charmer needs to have viewers on his side: He plays a Jersey boy addicted to pornography. The comedy is broad and the characters stereotypical. Contributing a new iteration to the Don Juan myth, Gordon-Levitt stars as a modern-day seducer. He cares about only a few things, such as

working out in the gym, his pad, his ride, his family and friends, his church, girls and pornography. For him, porn proves more satisfying than sex with a real-life partner — even a perfect 10 like the gum-snapping Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson). But filmmakers always have to be careful about glorifying the very subject that they are attempting to criticize. Every time Jon clicks on the Play icon of his computer, he — and we — are meant to take pleasure in the experience. He suffers consequences only when Barbara catches him in the act. Rated R for strong graphic sexual material and dialogue, nudity, language and some drug use. One hour, 29 minutes. — S.T.

ENOUGH SAID ---

Writer-director Holofcener (“Friends with Money”) has devised in “Enough Said” a comedy of separation anxiety and conjoining anxiety. Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays Eva, a divorced, middle-aged suburban masseuse with a daughter heading to college. James Gandolfini plays Albert, a divorced, middle-aged suburban TV librarian with a daughter heading to college. So they have a lot in common, including a mutual sense of humor, and they instantly hit it off at a party. The course of true love never did run smooth, and at first, the ways Holofcener observes Eva’s hesitations ring true. The slovenly Albert isn’t exactly an obvious physical match for the fit Eva (a disparity the film never forgets to use to painful effect), and she’s gun-shy in any case due to the specter of their failed marriages. But Albert is sweet and funny, and as Eva puts it, “Our middle-agedness is comforting and sexy to me,” so she proceeds, tentatively in Albert’s presence and recklessly when he’s not around. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, comic violence, language and partial nudity. One hour, 33 minutes. — P.C.

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Josh Singer’s highly scrutinized screenplay derives from the 2011 books “Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange and the World’s Most Dangerous Website” by former WikiLeaks spokesman Daniel Domscheit-Berg (played in the film by “Rush”’s Daniel Bruhl) and “WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy” by David Leigh and Luke Harding of Britain’s venerable newspaper “The Guardian.” In telling the story of the news-leaking, whistle-blowing website, the movie makes the fundamental mistake of taking Domscheit-Berg’s perspective and allowing Assange to become the hero’s antagonist. This is not to say that “The Fifth Estate” doesn’t try to have it both ways. The film paints Assange as an unethical master manipulator, an imperious egotist and a white-haired weirdo, but it also hammers the point that WikiLeaks marked a revolution in journalism, the next evolutionary step connoted by the title. Rated R for language and some violence. Two hours, eight minutes. — P.C.

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“At 600 km. above the Earth,” we’re told in the new film “Gravity,” “There is nothing to carry sound. No air pressure. No oxygen. Life in space is impossible.” And yet, there we are. The evocation of Ridley Scott’s 1979 “Alien” (“In space, no one can hear you scream”) is apt: “Gravity” is a bit like “Alien” without the alien, replacing it with existential despair that’s just as likely to take a fatal bite out of the heroine. Here the heroine is Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), a medical engineer sent via space shuttle to assist in repairs to the Hubble Space Telescope. In the film’s first sequence — a bravura 12-minute segment crafted to

appear as a single camera shot with no cuts — satellite debris shoots at the shuttle and the telescope, causing a fatal accident that threatens to strand and thereby kill Stone and shuttle commander Matt Kowalski (George Clooney). Dwindling oxygen and thruster power threaten their survival, as does Stone’s natural panic due to the circumstances and her inexperience. Rated PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language. One hour, 30 minutes. — P.C.

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A-list talent in front of and behind the camera boosts expectations that Denis Villeneuve’s crime thriller “Prisoners” will deliver the goods. But actors — including Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo and Paul Dano — cannot elevate the screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski (“Contraband”) into a work of moral complexity and white-knuckle tension. Kidnapped children, devastated and frantic parents, a cool-headed detective and creepy suspects are core conventions. Keller Dover (Jackman) believes in praying for the best and preparing for the worst. Living in a sleepy Pennsylvania town, the loving father trains his family in survival skills. Dover assures his wife (Bello), teenage son (Dylan Minnette) and daughter (Erin Gerasimovich) that he can protect them from anything. One fateful Thanksgiving proves him wrong. Rated R for language, disturbing violent content and torture. Two hours, 33 minutes. — S.T.

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The director of “Frost/Nixon,” Ron Howard, brings us in “Rush” another Morgan match-up: 1970s Formula One racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. “Rush” proves most distinguished by its dual sympathies for British playboy Hunt (an impressive change of pace for Chris Hemsworth) and sour but focused Austrian driver Lauda (Daniel Bruhl). They size each other up as they make their ways through the Formula Three circuit, and Morgan establishes their personalities both in their behaviors and in their traded-off narration of insights like “The closer you are to death, the more alive you feel.” It’s not long before “Rush” arrives at the legendary 1976 Formula One season, but even then, Howard makes clear that it’s not about the races. They’re there, but rushed through kinetically edited montages so we can get back to the concerns of Hunt and Lauda in their careers (threatened by each other’s successes) and married lives (in underwritten turns, Olivia Wilde and Alexandra Maria Lara play Hemsworth and Bruhl’s respective spouses). Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language, disturbing images and brief drug use. Two hours, three minutes. — P.C.

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NMOVIETIMES All Is Lost (PG-13) Guild Theatre: 3:30, 6, 8:30 p.m. Fri also at 1 p.m. Blue Jasmine (PG-13) ((( Palo Alto Square: 2, 4:30, 7 p.m. Fri-Sat also at 9:30 p.m. Captain Phillips (PG-13) ((( Century 16: 10:50 a.m. & 12:30, 2:10, 3:50, 5:30, 7:10, 8:50, 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 11:35 a.m. & 1:05, 2:40, 4:10, 5:45, 7:20, 8:50, 10:25 p.m. Carrie (R) Century 16: 10:30 & 11:55 a.m. & 1:15, 2:35, 4, 5:20, 6:55, 7:55, 9:45, 10:35 p.m. Century 20: 11:25 a.m. & 12:30, 1:55, 2:55, 4:25, 5:30, 7, 8:05, 9:35, 10:45 p.m. Sun no 1:55, and 4:35 instead of 4:25. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG) Century 16: 2:15, 4:50, 7:15 p.m. In 3D 11:45 a.m. & 9:50 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m. & 1:45, 4:20, 6:50 p.m. In 3D 12:35, 3, 5:40, 8:05, 10:25 p.m. The Counselor (R) Century 16: 10:35 a.m. & 12:05, 1:30, 3, 4:30, 5:55, 7:25, 9, 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m. & 12:50, 2:15, 3:40, 5:05, 6:30, 7:55, 9:20, 10:40 p.m. Don Jon (R) (( Century 20: 9:15 p.m. Palo Alto Square: 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45 p.m. Fri-Sat also at 10 p.m. Enough Said (PG-13) ((( Aquarius Theatre: 2:30, 5, 7:30 p.m. Fri-Sat also at 9:55 p.m. Century 20: 2:20, 7:40 p.m. Escape Plan (R) Century 16: 10:55 a.m. & 1:45, 4:45, 7:35, 10:25 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m. & 2, 4:45, 7:35, 10:30 p.m. The Fifth Estate (R) (( Century 16: 10:40 a.m. & 1:35, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 1:10, 4:05, 7:10, 10:05 p.m. Gravity (PG-13) (((1/2 Century 16: 11:20 a.m. & 4:20, 9:40 p.m. In 3D 10:30 a.m. & 12:10, 1, 1:50, 2:40, 3:30, 5:10, 6, 7, 7:50, 8:40, 10:20 p.m. Century 20: 11:30 a.m. & 1:50, 4:15, 6:40, 9:05 p.m. In 3D 12:10, 1:20, 2:30, 3:40, 4:50, 6, 7:15, 8:25, 9:40, 10:45 p.m. In XD 12:40, 3:05, 5:25, 7:50, 10:15 p.m. I’m in Love With a Church Girl (PG) Century 20: 2:20, 7:50 p.m. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (R) Century 16: 11:30 a.m. & 12:30, 1:55, 2:55, 4:25, 5:25, 7, 8, 9:30, 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:35 a.m. & 12:20, 1:10, 2, 2:45, 3:30, 4:25, 5:10, 5:55, 6:50, 7:35, 8:20, 9:20, 10, 10:45 p.m. Key Largo (1948) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: 7:30 p.m. Sat & Sun also at 3:55 p.m. The Lady From Shanghai (1947) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: 5:50, 9:25 p.m. Machete Kills (R) Century 20: 11:40 a.m. & 5:10, 10:40 p.m. The Met: The Nose (Not Rated) Century 20: Fri 9:55 a.m. Sat 9:55 a.m. Sun 9:55 a.m. Mon 9:55 a.m. Muscle Shoals (PG) Aquarius Theatre: 1:45, 4:!5, 7 p.m. Fri-Sat also at 9:30 p.m. National Theatre Live: Othello (Not Rated) Guild Theatre: Sat-Sun 11 a.m. Prisoners (R) ((1/2 Century 16: 6:40 p.m. Fri-Sat also at 11:50 a.m. Pulling Strings (Not Rated) Century 16: 10:05 p.m. Fri-Sat also at 3:15 p.m. Century 20: 11:40 a.m. & 5, 10:05 p.m. Rush (R) (( Century 16: 10:45 a.m. & 1:40, 4:35, 7:30, 10:25 p.m. Century 20: 11:10 a.m. & 2, 4:50, 7:45, 10:35 p.m. The Shining (1980) (R) Century 16: Fri 2 p.m. Sat 2 p.m. Sun 2 p.m. Mon 2 p.m. Tue 2 p.m. Century 20: Sun 2 p.m. AQUARIUS: 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto (266-9260) CENTURY CINEMA 16: 1500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View (800-326-3264) CENTURY 20 DOWNTOWN: 825 Middlefield Road, Redwood City (800-326-3264) CINEARTS AT PALO ALTO SQUARE: 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (493-3456) STANFORD THEATRE: 221 University Ave., Palo Alto (324-3700) For show times, plot synopses and more information about any films playing at the Aquarius, visit www.LandmarkTheatres.com October 25, 2013 ■ Mountain View Voice ■ MountainViewOnline.com ■

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‘How to Package a Product For Retail’ Learn about topics such as patenting, licensing, prototyping, manufacturing, selling to retail, distribution, marketing and launching a new product at this workshop. Oct. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. LegalForce, 323 University Ave., Palo Alto. Call 415-404-9540. www.eventbrite.com/ event/8620643577 ‘The Art of Following Your Intuition’ Ananda Church hosts a class on personal and religious intuition. Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $30. Ananda Church, 2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Call 650-323-3363 . www.anandapaloalto.org Printmaking classes for children Shirley Hollis, a credentialed art teacher, will lead this beginning printmaking class that focuses on the basics of creating a printing plate and multiple prints. For ages 9 and up. Cost covers materials. Oct. 27-Nov. 24, Sundays, 1-2:30 p.m. $120. Accent Arts, 392 S. California Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-424-1044. www.accentarts.com

COMMUNITY EVENTS 5th Annual Day of the Dead Community Celebration Join the Palo Alto Art Center, the Junior Museum and Zoo, Children’s Library and Children’s Theater for Palo Alto’s annual celebration of Dia de los Muertos with hands-on art activities and performances for the whole family. Oct. 27, 1-5 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. www.cityofpaloalto.org/ gov/depts/csd/artcenter/cals.asp?ViewBy=7&Cal Date=10/27/2013&EventDateID=7886 9th Annual Artistry Faire The 9th Annual Artistry Faire fundraising event features Asian influenced handmade arts and crafts. Artists offer fiber arts in jewelry, clothing and home decor; pottery, glass, ornaments, candy, Japanese dolls, kimonos, holiday gifts and more. Food and drinks are available for sale. Door prizes. Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, 2751 Louis Road, Palo Alto. Call 408-738-1869. www.pabt.org DOG-O-WEEN Costume Contest Friends of the Palo Alto Animal Shelter is hosting this Halloween event to raise money for the shelter. Attendees can bring their dog in costume and wear one themselves if they’d like. There will also be live music. Oct. 26, 1-3 p.m. Free. Rinconada Park, 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-714-8509. www.pafriends.org/events/dog-o-ween/ Halloween at the Palo Alto YMCA Wear a costume to this Halloween event at the YMCA; all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All adults and children are required to sign in on the day of the event, and pass a swim test to use the pool. Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Family YMCA, 3412 Ross Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-328-9622. www.paloaltofamilyymca.org 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 variet-

ies, 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

CONCERTS ‘Sing and Play the Bing’ This event will feature performances from Silicon Valley-based groups including the Abhinaya Dance Company, The Choral Project and the Oriki Theater. Oct. 25, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford. Call 650-724-2464. www.live.stanford.edu/event.php?code=SGPL Festival of Italian Opera Choruses Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Schola Cantorum will perform Verdi, Puccini, Donizetti and more. They’ll be at the First Congregational Church of Palo Alto (1985 Louis Road) on Nov. 2, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and at the Oshman Family JCC (3921 Fabian Way) on Nov. 3, 3-5 p.m. $25 online; $30 at the door; Free for 25 and under; $21 per concert with special seating and events. Palo Alto. Call 650-254-1700. www.scholacantorum.org/ Halloween Organ Concert: ‘All Gory, Loud, and Horror!’ James Welch returns for his 21st annual Halloween organ concert, with Bach’s “Passacaglia� and music from French Gothic cathedrals. Joining him are his two sons Nicholas and Jameson who will play music of Gershwin and a number by the PDQ Bach. Attendees can come in costume if they wish. Oct. 31, 8-9 p.m. $10 at the door. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-8569700. www.welchorganist.com Just Roberts ‘Not Ready for Naptime’ Players Concert Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players are performing as part of Foothill College’s fall fundraiser. Nov. 3, 11 a.m. $13 in advance; $15 at the door. Smithwick Theater of Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 408-883-5437. www.mvpns.roundtablelive.org/Default.aspx?pageId=793203&eventId=7 20183&EventViewMode=EventDetails Music: Old Time Duos & Delicious Desserts The Canote Brothers, plus Carol Elizabeth Jones & Laurel Bliss will perform swing classics and other music. Sponsored by the Redwood Bluegrass Associates. Oct. 26, 7-10 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at the door (half-price for teens and all students; free for under 1). First Presbyterian Church, 1667 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-691-9982.. www.rba.org/tickets Redwood Bluegrass Associates Concert Series The Redwood Bluegrass Associates is hosting a series of six bluegrass concerts in Mountain View from October through May. See website for more dates and details. All concerts take place Saturday evenings. Pre-show jam session at 5 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Individual tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Season tickets: $99; must be purchased by Oct. First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View, 1667

Miramonte Ave., Mountain View. www.rba.org Stanford Annual Halloween Concert The Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Stanford Wind Ensemble collaborate for the annual Halloween Concert. Musicians will be in full costume, and audience members are encouraged to wear costumes and participate in a costume contest that takes place during intermission. Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m. $15 general, $10 for students, and free for Stanford students with ID. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford. www.music.stanford. edu/Events/calendar.html TOPAZ 10th Anniversary Concert The TOPAZ ensemble presents “Dance of the Cosmos,� original music by Mimi Dye for strings, piano, vocalist, youth orchestra and jazz ensemble. Dye (solo violist), Iris Fraser (soprano), the TOPAZ youth orchestra and professional classical and jazz musicians will perform. Oct. 27, 4-6 p.m. $30; senior/family discounts. All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Call 650856-2423. www.topazmusic.org

DANCE Scottish Country Dancing A fall session starts on Sept. 4 with “Intro Night,� and is free for first timers. After that, the drop-in fee is $10 or $133 for the full session ($8 per night). Everyone is welcome, from complete beginners to experienced dancers. Classes run until Feb. 4. 7:45-10 p.m. Mountain View Sports Pavilion, 1185 Castro St., Mountain View. www.mtview-rscds.org

ENVIRONMENT Sudden Oak Death Blitz: Results & New Discoveries This event will report the results from this year’s SOD Blitz, an educational and community involvement event meant to combat the tree disease. Nov. 1 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library Program Room, 13 S San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-948-7683. www.sccl.org Tree Pruning Workshop by MVTrees Mountain View Trees’ board co-chair, Susan Hamilton, will lead this event on how to prune trees. Accompanied children encouraged. Light refreshments provided. Oct. 26, 10-11:45 a.m. Free ($15 donation encouraged). Pioneer Park Amphitheater (behind the Library and City Hall), 535 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 415-4121127. www.mountainviewtrees.org

EXHIBITS ‘Connecting Threads’ This exhibit features quilts handcrafted by workers at the Day Worker Center of Mountain View as well as a “behindthe-scenes� photographic essay. A reception on Friday, Oct. 25, 6-8 p.m. will feature a performance by pianist Henry Mollicone with soprano Elena Galvan. Oct. 11-Nov. 30, Monday-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 ext. 306. www.arts4all.org/attend/mohrgallery.htm

NHIGHLIGHT WITCHES’ DELIGHT HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL Santa Rita Elementary School is hosting the 53rd year of its Witches Delight Halloween Carnival. There will be rides, games, dinner, a cake walk, cookie decorating, a costume contest and more. Free admission, but pay-to-play tickets are $1 each. Oct. 25, 3-8 p.m. Santa Rita Elementary School, 700 Los Altos Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-559-1600. www.santaritaschool.org/events/witches.html

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Halloween Puppet Show at Gamble Garden Attendees can wear Halloween costumes to this event, which will include “crafts and nibbles� and then a “parade� into the Carriage House for the puppet show, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.� Oct. 25, 6:30-8 p.m. $10 for members; $15 nonmembers. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Call 650-329-1356 ext. 201. www.gamblegarden.org Haunted House at Landels Elementary Landels Elementary School in Los Altos hosts a haunted house for two days. All money raised goes to the school. Oct. 25-26, 7-10 p.m. $3. Landels Elementary School, 115 Dana St., Mountain View. Call 408-298-5138. www.landels.mvwsd.org/ PreSchool Family Annual Fun Day PreSchool Family and Young Fives hosts its 30th annual Family Fun Day. There will be a raffle, train rides, carnival games, magic shows, live music, food and bake sale, used book sale and more. Oct. 26, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. PreSchool Family Campus, 4120 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. www. psf.pausd.org Waldorf School of the Peninsula’s ‘Magic Forest Journey’ In the “Magic Forest Journey,� teachers, parents and fifth grade students from Waldorf reenact fairytales along a jack-o-lantern lined path. This event is appropriate for children between ages of three and seven, accompanied by an adult. Reservations and prepurchase required. Oct. 26, 5:30-8 p.m. $5 per child. Waldorf School of the Peninsula - Mountain View campus, 180 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-209-9400. www.waldorfpeninsula.org/event/magic-forest-journey/

Breast Cancer Conference at Redwood Shores Full day of education, resources and networking for those affected by breast cancer. The conference brings together attendees - including breast cancer patients and survivors - medical professionals, therapists and health educators. Nov. 2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $50-$60. Oracle Conference Center, 350 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores. Call 650-326-6686. www.bcconnections.org/ events/annual-conference/

FILM Film Screening: ‘Orchestra of Exiles’ Featuring Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta, Pinchas Zukerman, Joshua Bell and others, “Orchestra of Exiles� chronicles how one man helped save a group of Jewish musicians from the Nazis and went on to form the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. There will also be a reception and a live performance by a string quartet from the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Nov. 2, 7:30-9 p.m. $20 members, $25 nonmembers in advance; $28 at door; 18 and under free. Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Call 650-223-8609. www.paloaltojcc.org/ events/2013/11/02/cultural-arts/film-screeningem-orchestra-of-exiles-em/ United Nations Association Film Festival The 16th annual United Nations Association Film Festival, part of which screens at the Cantor Arts Center, celebrates documentary films that address human rights, the environment, racism, women’s issues, universal education and war. A program schedule will be available after Sept. 19. Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free for students. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. www. unaff.org

LIVE MUSIC Concert: There Is No Mountain There Is No Mountain (TINM), a husband/wife musical team, are on a two-month national tour and will be making a stop in Mountain View. Oct. 25, 8-10:30 p.m. Free. Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 732-330-8789. Redwood Symphony to feature ‘The Sneetches’ at Annual Family Concert Dr. Seuss’s “The Sneetches,â€? a life lesson on thwarting prejudice and bullying, will be featured at the Redwood Symphony’s annual Family Concert. Narrated by Walter Mayes, the concert will be accompanied by projections of Dr. Seuss illustrations. Oct. 26, 3-5 p.m. $10-$25. CaĂąada College Main Theatre, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. www.redwoodsymphony.org Stanford Mendicants 50th Anniversary Concert Alumni from The Mendicants, Stanford’s a cappella group, will be performing songs from the various generations in the group’s development to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. $30; $10 for students. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford. Call 650-575-2571. www.stanfordmendicants.com

ON STAGE ‘The King’s Legacy’ This play, by local playwright Elyce Melmon. is about King James I (Elizabeth’s heir and Mary’s son). Nov. 1-24, 8-10 p.m. $10-$35. Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave. #6, Mountain View. Call 650-254-1148. www.thepear.org Free Range Opera: ‘Irene’ Free Range Opera’s revival of “Irene,� a musical that first opened on Broadway in 1919. The performance will benefit Career Closet, a nonprofit organization that provides interview-quality professional clothing at no charge to economically disadvantaged women in Santa Clara County. Friday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3, at 2 p.m. $30. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 408-475-1376. www.freerangeopera.com Los Altos Youth Theatre: ‘Arabian Nights’ The City of Los Altos Youth Theatre puts on a series of “Arabian Nights� performances, directed by Rebecca J. Ennals. Stories include “Sharazad,� “Sindibad the Sailor,� “The Little Beggar� and “The Envious Sisters.� Oct. 25, 26

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RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY ‘Haunted: A Ghost Hunter’s Investigation into the Paranormal’ Lifetree Cafe

invites the community to share conversation on “Haunted: A Ghost Hunter’s Investigation into the Paranormal,” featuring an investigation conducted at a location long associated with unexplained happenings. Snacks/beverages available. Oct. 27, 7-8 p.m. Free. Lifetree Cafe, 3373 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. www.lifetreecafe.com

SPECIAL EVENTS ‘Trunk or Treat’ The Mountain View New Life Church is hosting a Halloween alternative where participants will decorate cars, dress up in costumes and give away free candy from the trunks of the cars. Oct. 31, 6-9 p.m. Free. Mtn. View New Life Church, 1912 San Luis Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-967-3453. www.newlifepcg.org Peninsula Gem and Geology Society: ‘Recreation With Rocks’ The Peninsula Gem and Geology Society presents its sixth annual show, featuring mineral and gemstone exhibits and jewelry. Oct. 26-27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $3; Juniors $2; Under 12, free. Los Altos Civic Center, 1 San Antonio Road, Los Altos. www.pggs.org

Scary Storytime for Adults at the Los Altos Library Retired children’s librarian Enid Davis will share some scary folk tales and urban legends. Audience participation is welcome. Sponsored by the Los Altos Library’s project “Save the Ugly Duckling: Keep the Art of Oral Storytelling in Los Altos.” Oct. 30, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library Program Room, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-948-7683. www.sccl.org Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival The 22nd season of the Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival will feature comedies, dramas, features and documentaries. Screenings are in three cities: Palo Alto, San Jose and Campbell. Oct. 19-Nov. 17. See website for screening and event details. $11 in advance for general admission, $13 at the door. $9.50 for seniors and students in advance, $1 Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. www.svjff.org/ Talk: ‘Big Brother Is Watching’ Supervisor Joe Simitian hosts “Big Brother Is Watching,” a talk about privacy, security and public safety in the 21st century. Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo and Nicole Ozer, the technology and civil liberties policy director

for the ACLU of Northern California, will also speak. Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

LECTURES & TALKS Abilities United Authors Luncheon Four authors - Katherine Applegate, Rick Atkinson, Rick Atkinson and Sara Paretsky - will read from their books, share stories about their writing experience offer insight into the inspiration behind their characters. There will also be a silent auction, book signings and lunch. Nov. 2, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $175. Cabana Hotel and Resort, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Call 650-618-3330. www.abilitiesunited.org/Page.aspx?pid=338#authorslunch Authors: Sara Farizan & Kristen Elizabeth Clarke Not Your Mother’s Bookclub presents “The Gender Blender,” an event featuring two authors of books relating to gender identity issues. Sarah Farizan, author of “If You Could Be Mine,” and Kristin Elizabeth Clark of “FreakBoy” will be in conversation with Erica Lorraine Scheidt. Oct. 29, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc. Mountain View,

301 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-4281234. www.booksinc.net/event/2013/10/28/ month/all/all/1 James Franco: ‘Actors Anonymous’ The actors in the novel include a McDonald’s drive-thru operator who spends his shift trying on accents; an ex-child star recalling a massive beachside bacchanal; hospital volunteers and Midwestern transplants; a vampire flick starlet who discovers a cryptic book written by a famous actor gone AWOL. Oct. 27, 2 p.m. $20. MenloAtherton Center for Performing Arts, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Call 650-324-4321. www. keplers.com/event/premier-event-james-franco-0 Mira Grant at Books Inc. Mountain View Author Mira Grant shares her thriller, “Parasite,” which is set in a future where humans live completely healthy lives, thanks to SymboGen Corporation’s development of a genetically engineered tapeworm that protects from illness. Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc. Mountain View, 301 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-428-1234. www.booksinc.net/event/2013/10/28/month/ all/all/1

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BOARD 100-199 N FOR SALE 200-299 N KIDS STUFF 330-399 N MIND & BODY 400-499 NJ OBS 500-599 NB USINESS SERVICES 600-699 NH OME SERVICES 700-799 NFOR RENT/ FOR SALE REAL ESTATE 800-899 NP UBLIC/LEGAL NOTICES 995-997 The publisher waives any and all claims or consequential damages due to errors. Embarcadero Media cannot assume responsibility for the claims or performance of its advertisers. Embarcadero Media has the right to refuse, edit or reclassify any ad solely at its discretion without prior notice.

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115 Announcements Did You Know that Ten Million adults tweeted in the past month, while 164 million read a newspaper in print or online in the past week? Advertise in 240 California newspapers for one low cost. Your 25 word classified ad will reach over 6 million+ Californians. For brochure call Elizabeth (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN) Pregnant? Thinking of Adoption? Talk with caring agency specializing in matching Birthmothers with Families Nationwide. Living expenses paid. Call 24/7 Abby's One True Gift Adoptions. 866-413-6293. Void in Illinois/ New Mexico/Indiana (AAN CAN) FREE PERSONALITY TEST - FREE

Cash Reward for lost Hearing Aid Lost: A behind-the-ear traditional hearing aid, with a custom-fit earmold. Lost somewhere in the street parking area near or between Bryant and Hamilton Streets in Palo Alto. Lost some time around 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Will pay a large cash reward for its safe return in good, working condition and with its serial number intact. Photo shown is not my hearing aid; it is for demonstration purposes only.

145 Non-Profits Needs

MP: 355 San Mateo Dr., 10/26, 8am - 4pm At last, another great sale! REALLY good quality antiques and Scandinavian DR table; small furn. (tables, lamps and shades, chairs); small Oriental items; glassware, dinnerware. Books: kids’, Cal history, cookbooks; framed prints, giftwrap. x-Middle. No early birds, please. Rain postpones to 11/2. Palo Alto, 1001 Colorado Ave, SAT OCT. 26, 8AM-4PM Moving Sale Quality Household Items, Art & Collectibles See Fogster online "for sale" ads.

215 Collectibles & Antiques ANTIQUE SACRISTY ARMOIRE - $ 620Baby/Doll Vintage Knits Clothing - $55 Bone China Teacups, Silver Tray - $15 - $25 Bonsai Sales and Service

Kid’s Stuff 330 Child Care Offered EXPERIENCED NANNY

340 Child Care Wanted Nanny Needed Live in, F/T or P/T. 2 children, ages 4 & 8. Exp., CDL reqd., refs. PA location. 530/321-0624 Nanny/Cook/Houskeeper Menlo Park Seeking housekeeper/cook/nanny in Menlo Park. Must be experienced (5+years) and have references. Please call 650-619-0198.

345 Tutoring/ Lessons

DONATE BOOKS/HELP PA LIBRARY

COACH JEWELRY DISPLAY TRAY - $75-

IFES Pork Feast (Matança)

FREE PERSONALITY TEST - FREE

Contemporary Nude Oil Painting - $650

IFES Society Crab Cioppino

Moms/Daughters- $ Stanford

Moms/Daughters- $ Stanford

220 Computers/ Electronics

English Writing/SAT Tutor

WISH LIST FRIENDS PA LIBRARY

iPhone 5 Screens, Data Recovery $129

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240 Furnishings/ Household items

3DVDsBlues CluesX2,Max&Ruby

Bone China Teacups, Silver Tray - $15 - $25

Airplane Rocking “Horse”

Contemporary Nude Oil Painting - $650

Pumpkin dressup 3-12 months 2pc

original ringtones Spring Down Holiday Horse Camp Stanford music tutoring

150 Volunteers Fosterers Needed for Moffet Cats FRIENDS OF THE PALO ALTO LIBRARY

130 Classes & Instruction

Moms/Daughters- $ Stanford

Airline Careers begin here – Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Job placement and Financial assistance for qualified students. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-242-3382 (Cal-SCAN)

Stanford Research Study

Airline Careers begin here – Get FAA approved Maintenance training. Financial aid for qualified students – Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-804-5293 (Cal-SCAN) Airline Careers begin here – Get trained as FAA certified Aviation Technician. Housing and Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-492-3059 (AAN CAN) German language class Instruction for Hebrew Bar and Bat Mitzvah For Affiliated and Unaffiliated George Rubin, M.A. in Hebrew/Jewish Education 650/424-1940

133 Music Lessons Christina Conti Private Piano Instruction (650) 493-6950 Hope Street Music Studios In downtown Mtn.View. Most Instruments voice. All ages & levels 650-961-2192 www.HopeStreetMusicStudios.com Piano Lessons in Palo Alto Call Alita at 650.838.9772 Voice Lessons

135 Group Activities Husband Had An Affair? Thanks to St Jude

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355 Items for Sale 3DVDs3+Yrs,LittlePeope,TravelAdv 3DVDsBobTheBuilder,Thomas,Sesame DisneyDVDsSingAlongSongs$10

dresser and mirror - 200.00 Fire Extinguisher New Kidde - $10

For Sale 201 Autos/Trucks/ Parts WindSport 2008 RV 23,000 miles. Excellent condition inside and out. Full body Paint.

202 Vehicles Wanted Cash for Cars Any Car/Truck. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Call For Instant Offer: 1-888-420-3808 www.cash4car.com (AAN CAN) Donate Your Car Fast Free Towing 24 hr. Response Tax Deduction. United Breast Cancer Foundation. Providing Free Mammograms and Breast Cancer Info 888-792-1675 (Cal-SCAN) Donate Your Car, Truck, Boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. 888-902-6851. (Cal-SCAN)

210 Garage/Estate Sales Mountain View, 184 Espinosa Lane, M - Sun, 9-6 Mountain View, 2378 Lida Drive, Sat. Oct. 26, 8:30 - 3:30 Electronics, clothing, household items, home decor, books, arts/crafts & office supplies, books (kids’ & french), toys, games. Mountain View, 2384 Lida Drive, Oct.26, 8:30 - 3:30 Antiques,name-brand clothing,winter coats/jackets (M/F med-XL),household/ elec. /accessories,hi-end Xmas decor

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260 Sports & Exercise Equipment Weights 2.5lb Velcro Wrap On - $8 pair

425 Health Services Weight Loss Earn big $$’s while losing weight! We challenge you to lose up to 50 pounds and get paid for it! Special limited offer. Call Now! 1-800-973-3271 (AAN CAN)

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

Jobs 500 Help Wanted Administrative Manager, Hume Center for Writing and Speaking General Help GOODWILL Stores in Palo Alto and Mtn. View are hiring. If interested, apply in person at the store location where you want to work. Mtn. View Store: 855 El Camino Real. Palo Alto Store: 4085 El Camino Way. No phone calls, please

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Newspaper Delivery Route Immediate Opening Route available on Fridays to deliver the Palo Alto Weekly, an awardwinning community newspaper, to homes and businesses in Palo Alto. Newspapers must be picked up between 6AM and 8AM in Palo Alto and delivered by 5PM. Pays approx. $100 per day (plus $20 bonus for extra large editions). Additional bonus of approx. $200 following successful 13 week introductory period. Must be at least 18 y/o. Valid CDL, reliable vehicle and current auto insurance req’d. Please email your experience and qualifications to Jon3silver@yahoo.com. Or call Jon Silver, 650-868-4310

ONLINE EDITOR Embarcadero Media’s East Bay Division is seeking an online editor. The online editor maintains the DanvilleExpress.com and SanRamonExpress.com websites, push email products, is active in marketing the sites' content in social media and assists with the production of the Pleasanton Weekly community newspaper. Maintenance of the sites includes: updating the pages with fresh, compelling content; writing, editing, and producing online features; creating and coordinating editorial, image, video and multimedia assets; overseeing all production and managing projects from conception to launch; facilitating interaction with groups directly involved in site production; producing interactive features; and conceptualizing new ways to present content. The editor will need to make sound choices about content based on the site audience and its interests. The online editor must have a solid grounding in the basic principles of packaging, editing and writing for the Web; have excellent news judgment; and demonstrable headline writing, image selection and content packaging skills. The editor must be currently active on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, a passion for social media, news and have thorough knowledge of the industry. Send resume and letter of interest to gallen@embarcaderomediagroup.com.

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540 Domestic Help Wanted Restaurant: Sous Chef and Genl. Manager. Min. 2 years exp. Popular Woodside restaurant. Send resume to WoodsideBakery@yahoo.com

560 Employment Information Drivers: CDL-A Drivers - CDL-A for Us! Professional, focused CDL trainingavailable. Choose Company Driver, Owner Operator, Lease Operator or Lease Trainer. (877) 369-7126 www.CentralTruckDrivingJobs.com (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: New Trucks arriving! Experience pays - up to 50 cpm. Full benefits + quality hometime. CDL-A Req. Call 877-258-8782 www.addrivers.com (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: Owner Operator Dedicated home weekly! Solos up to $175,000/year, $2500 Sign-on Bonus! Teams up to $350,000/year. $5000 Sign-on Bonus! Forward Air 888-652-5611 (Cal-SCAN)

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710 Carpentry

We contract for our therapy staff which means that you have the flexibility to set your work schedule to meet the patient load and needs.

715 Cleaning Services

Please email resume to Ernie at Ernesto.Aton@thementornetwork.com or fax to 925.461.2335.

Navarro Housecleaning Services Apartments and homes. Carpets and windows. 20 years exp., good refs. Call for free est. 650/853-3058; 650/796-0935

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730 Electrical

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

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751 General Contracting

805 Homes for Rent Menlo Park - $6400/mon

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

783 Plumbing Middlebrook’s Plumbing/Radiant

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" ĂŠ 8" 1462 Cloverdale Court Sunnyvale, CA 94087 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 10/01/2013. /Â…ÂˆĂƒĂŠĂƒĂŒ>ĂŒi“iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠĂœ>ĂƒĂŠvˆÂ?i`ĂŠĂœÂˆĂŒÂ…ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on October 15, 2013. (MVV Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 2013) / ĂŠ, -1/-ĂŠ,"1*  //"1-ĂŠ 1- --ĂŠ  ĂŠ -//  / File No.: 583820 /Â…iĂŠvÂœÂ?Â?ÂœĂœÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠÂŤiĂ€ĂƒÂœÂ˜ĂŠÂ­ÂŤiĂ€ĂƒÂœÂ˜ĂƒÂŽĂŠÂˆĂƒĂŠÂ­>Ă€iÂŽĂŠ doing business as: /Â…iĂŠ,iĂƒĂ•Â?ĂŒĂƒĂŠĂ€ÂœĂ•ÂŤ]ĂŠÂ?ÂœV>ĂŒi`ĂŠ>ĂŒĂŠnääÊ7iĂƒĂŒĂŠ El Camino Real, Suite 180, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. /Â…ÂˆĂƒĂŠLĂ•ĂƒÂˆÂ˜iĂƒĂƒĂŠÂˆĂƒĂŠÂœĂœÂ˜i`ĂŠLĂž\ĂŠĂŠ Corporation. /Â…iĂŠÂ˜>“iĂŠ>˜`ĂŠĂ€iĂƒÂˆ`i˜ViĂŠ>``Ă€iĂƒĂƒĂŠÂœvĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): /,ĂŠ- ,6 -]ĂŠ ° 800 West El Camino Real Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 8/05/1994. /Â…ÂˆĂƒĂŠĂƒĂŒ>ĂŒi“iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠĂœ>ĂƒĂŠvˆÂ?i`ĂŠĂœÂˆĂŒÂ…ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on October 15, 2013. (MVV Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 2013) Checkin Pilot  //"1-ĂŠ 1- --ĂŠ  ĂŠ -//  / File No.: 583951 /Â…iĂŠvÂœÂ?Â?ÂœĂœÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠÂŤiĂ€ĂƒÂœÂ˜ĂŠÂ­ÂŤiĂ€ĂƒÂœÂ˜ĂƒÂŽĂŠÂˆĂƒĂŠÂ­>Ă€iÂŽĂŠ doing business as: Checkin Pilot, located at 254 Polaris

Ave. Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. /Â…ÂˆĂƒĂŠLĂ•ĂƒÂˆÂ˜iĂƒĂƒĂŠÂˆĂƒĂŠÂœĂœÂ˜i`ĂŠLĂž\ A Corporation. /Â…iĂŠÂ˜>“iĂŠ>˜`ĂŠĂ€iĂƒÂˆ`i˜ViĂŠ>``Ă€iĂƒĂƒĂŠÂœvĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): >ˆÂ?ˆ˜]ĂŠ˜V° 254 Polaris Ave. Mountain View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. /Â…ÂˆĂƒĂŠĂƒĂŒ>ĂŒi“iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠĂœ>ĂƒĂŠvˆÂ?i`ĂŠĂœÂˆĂŒÂ…ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on October 17, 2013. (MVV Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 2013) -//  /ĂŠ"ĂŠ  "  /ĂŠ"ĂŠ 1- ĂŠ"ĂŠ //"1-ĂŠ 1- --ĂŠ  File No. 583722 /Â…iĂŠvÂœÂ?Â?ÂœĂœÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠÂŤiĂ€ĂƒÂœÂ˜Â­ĂƒÂŽĂ‰ĂŠiÂ˜ĂŒÂˆĂŒĂžĂŠÂ­ÂˆiĂƒÂŽĂŠ has/have abandoned the use of the vˆVĂŒÂˆĂŒÂˆÂœĂ•ĂƒĂŠLĂ•ĂƒÂˆÂ˜iĂƒĂƒĂŠÂ˜>“iÂ­ĂƒÂŽÂ°ĂŠ/Â…iĂŠÂˆÂ˜vÂœĂ€Â“>tion given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office.  //"1-ĂŠ 1- --ĂŠ  ­-ÂŽ\ ĂŠ-7 /ĂŠ ĂŠ  xÇäÊ °Ê-Â…ÂœĂ€iÂ?ˆ˜iĂŠ Â?Ă›`°]ʛ Mt. View, CA 94043  ĂŠ ĂŠ- /ĂŠ ,ĂŠ "1 /9ĂŠ" \ĂŠ 02/26/13 1 ,ĂŠ ĂŠ "°ÊxÇxÎÇÎ , -/, /½-ĂŠ  ­-ÂŽ\ĂŠ-7 /ĂŠ ĂŠ CAFE LLC 22086 Clearcreek Ct. Cupertino, CA 95014 /-ĂŠ 1- --ĂŠ7-ĂŠ " 1 / ĂŠ 9ĂŠ Limited Liability Company. /Â…ÂˆĂƒĂŠĂƒĂŒ>ĂŒi“iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠĂœ>ĂƒĂŠvˆÂ?i`ĂŠĂœÂˆĂŒÂ…ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ County Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on October 10, 2013. (MVV Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 2013)

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PUBLIC NOTICES Continued from page 25 Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: /s/ Alan H. Weller, Attorney at Law 366 South California Avenue, Suite 3 Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650)321-0895 (MVV Oct. 11, 18, 25, 2013) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE File No. 7037.103442 Title Order No. 8326852 MIN No. APN 197-12-005 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/14/98. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in §5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in

this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): LAURIE A. DOWNS-GREEN Recorded: 08/25/98, as Instrument No. 14351634,of Official Records of SANTA CLARA County, California. Date of Sale: 11/14/13 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Market Street entrance to the Superior Courthouse, 190 North Market Street., San Jose, CA The purported property address is: 1108 BLUELAKE SQUARE, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 94040 Assessors Parcel No. 19712-005 The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $158,736.70. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this

property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE File No. 7233.24701 Title Order No. 8312767 MIN No. APN 193-52-008 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/01/03. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in §5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): RUTH A. SCHROEDER, A SINGLE WOMAN Recorded: 03/10/03, as Instrument No. 16872128 Modification Agreement recorded on 11/28/2005 as instrument of 18692722,of Official Records of Santa Clara County, California. Date of Sale: 11/14/13 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Market Street entrance to the Superior Courthouse, 190 North Market Street., San Jose, CA The purported property address is: 274 PAMELA DR #8, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 94040-3202 Assessors Parcel No. 193-52-008 The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $139,461.95. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the

highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 877-484-9942 or 800-280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site www.USAForeclosure.com or www.Auction.com using the file number assigned to this case 7233.24701. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: October 16, 2013 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Jeffrey Mosher, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92705 866-387-6987 Sale Info website: www.USA-Foreclosure. com or www.Auction.com Automated Sales Line: 877-484-9942 or 800280-2832 Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: 866-387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE ORDER # 7233.24701: 10/25/2013, 11/01/2013, 11/08/2013 MVV

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