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fact-based decisions, that really bugs me,” said council member hough it might stop them Chris Clark, calling it a “misfrom meeting goals for take” to not study the bridge. A keeping cars out of North study would find out how effecBayshore, a slim majority of tive it would be, he said. “And if council members are so dead- it’s going to be effective, what are set against building a shuttle the environmental costs?” bridge over Stevens Creek that “It’s obvious this bridge touchthey refuse to allow a study of its es us in places we really care environmental impacts. about,” said council member Council members argued Bryant, who noted that it was the about the bridge late into the third meeting in which council night Tuesday, Dec. 10, in a members opposed the bridge. study session on land use and “My vision for North Bayshore transportation plans for the is nature and high tech together North Bayshore area north of in a campus-like environment. Highway 101. The mode share Originally, the (car traffic reducbridge was protion) is a tool. If posed by Google ‘It’s obvious this that tool degrades to connect the east environment, bridge touches the end of Chareslton even if it’s the Road across Steefficient tool us in places we most vens Creek to a possible, it’s not new Google cam- really care about.’ for me.” pus at NASA Ames The council RONIT BRYANT Research Center. was reminded by The bridge was consultant Jeffrey touted Tuesday as Tumlin of Nelson one of the keys to Nygaard that they getting North Bayshore employ- would have to make use of all the ees out of their cars if it were best options available to them to restricted to shuttles, cyclists and reduce vehicle traffic. Planning pedestrians — no cars allowed. Director Randy Tusda said the The bridge would provide a bridge may be needed to reach connection from the heart of the council’s goal of reducing the North Bayshore to downtown percentage of North Bayshore Mountain View and Highway employees using cars to only 101 along Moffett Boulevard — 45 percent. Google has already bypassing the Shoreline Boule- taken aggressive measures in vard gridlock. this regard, and has 61 percent of Opposing the study of the employees driving cars. bridge’s environmental and traf“It’s already an aggressive tarfic impacts were members Ronit get — our concern is we are not Bryant, Jac Siegel, Margaret Abe- going to be able to meet it” withKoga and John McAlister, argu- out the Charleston Road bridge, ing it would ruin the “character” Tsuda said. He reminded council of North Bayshore that draws that they had decided against a businesses there, and impact “hard cap” on vehicle trips into wildlife habitat in the area. See BAYSHORE, page 13 “As someone who likes to make


SANTA’S BIGGEST FAN Gaia Sumner, 5, gives a huge cheer for Santa at the city’s annual tree-lighting ceremony in the Civic Center Plaza on Monday, Dec. 9. Crowds of people braved the unusually cold weather to celebrate the season with music and a visit from St. Nick.

College-bound students learn life lessons PROGRAM TEACHES MANAGEMENT SKILLS TO HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS By Nick Veronin


earning to manage money is one of the most important skills anyone can learn. But for first-generation college students working to earn an undergraduate degree, it’s all the more vital — as the ability to

budget can make the difference between success and failure. That’s why Candace Lublin is so excited about a new program that teaches money management skills to local high school juniors on track to become the first in their families to attend a four-year college. A board

member and grant writer for the Mountain View Los Altos Community Scholars, Lublin said the new class — offered during the school day and in partnership with FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.) — is giving See MONEY, page 6

Students turn into programmers for a week COMPUTER CLASS AT LOS ALTOS HIGH JOINS NATIONAL ‘HOUR OF CODE’ By Nick Veronin


he maniacal cackle of Red — one of the most recognizable of the Angry Birds — can be heard periodically springing from laptops around the classroom. One student pumps her fists in celebration after successfully completing a challenge;


another sighs in frustration. And Los Altos High School math teacher Daniel Oren is totally cool with it. That’s because his students aren’t playing a game so much as they are programming one. The students in Oren’s third period Algebra 2 class are all working in Blockly, a “visual programming

editor” designed to introduce the uninitiated to the basic concepts that underpin computer coding. In between exercises, the kids watch videos touting the virtues of learning to code and the benefits of pursuing a career in computer science. See CODE, page 11


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RECOGNIZE THIS MAN? Police are looking for help tracking down two men who stole tools and equipment from a workshop in the 2000 block of W. El Camino Real. Surveillance video taken from the workshop captured an image of one of the suspect’s faces, as well as a tattoo on the back of his right calf. According to Sgt. Saul Jaeger, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department, the men broke into the workshop on Nov. 25, between 7:32 a.m. and 7:52 a.m. The men apparently used a pry tool to break a lock securing a door and then entered the workshop. They left with various tools, Jaeger said. The man captured on video appears to be Hispanic or Asian. He wore a dark, long-sleeved sweatshirt, black shorts and blue tennis shoes at the time. The image of the man’s tattoo is grainy, but it appears to be the Pittsburgh Steelers logo.

MAN ATTACKED OUTSIDE BAR A San Mateo man told police that he and a friend were jumped by a group of 10 or more men outside of a downtown Mountain View bar early Sunday morning. The 27-year-old victim suffered a broken tooth, small cuts and bruises after the fight, but was not seriously injured, said Mountain View Police Department spokeswoman Shino Tanaka. His friend was not hurt. According to the police report, the two men were leaving Molly Magee’s at about 1:45 a.m. on Dec. 8, when they were “attacked by 10 to 15 unknown Asian males” outside the bar on the 200 block of Castro Street. The man reported the incident the following afternoon, at about 1 p.m. Tanaka said the victim had “no idea” what the fight was about and told police he suspected his assailants were “looking to start something.” There was no additional description of the attackers. See CRIME BRIEFS, page 13


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Elena Pacheco breaks down as she talks about being evicted from the Mountain View apartment where she’s lived for 23 years.



n Dec. 5, one of Elena Pacheco’s biggest fears came true — she received an eviction notice for the California Street apartment where she has lived for 23 years. “Basically I have to get out of my apartment in 60 days,” said Pacheco, “I am a part-time teacher — where are the houses in Mountain View that I can afford?” Pacheco said. “I taught for 20 years in schools, it’s time

for me to retire. I should be enjoying my part-time teaching and my work with the Dreamers (undocumented students), but instead I’m trying to find a decent place to live.” Besides teaching in local schools, Pacheco has long been a community leader and activist for local “Dreamers” — immigrants who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children, but cannot obtain citizenship. According to her eviction notice, her landlord wants to move into her three-bedroom

apartment, which she shares with housemates to defray rental costs. Pacheco’s situation is emblematic of a growing crisis in Santa Clara County for low-wage workers, say those involved in building subsidized housing. Pacheco has held out hope — she’s been on a waiting list since 2007 — that she might get a unit in a place like the apartment complex recently built at the corner of Evelyn and See HOUSING REPORT, page 7

ven with Obamacare expanding health insurance to many who otherwise could not afford it, the director of the RotaCare free health clinic in Mountain View does not expect to see fewer patients anytime soon. “Demand (for the clinic) has definitely continued to go up,” said interim director Dr. Michelle Luttrell, speaking of the years since the recession. “Even with the Affordable Care Act, we anticipate it to go up. Many of our patients, even with subsidies, cannot afford to get insurance through the Affordable Care Act.” With many still jobless in Silicon Valley — or without a job that provides health care benefits — the free health clinic saves countless local residents and their families from the effects of disease, and even death. Located at the end of a long hallway in the basement under the El Camino YMCA, the clinic sees 530 patients a month, and 1,200 new patients a year. It is run by the Rotary Club, along with 11 other clinics like it in the Bay Area, and relies on donations and 265 active volunteers to stay afloat. RotaCare is one of several recipients of the Voice’s Holiday Fund this year, which raises money for local non-profit service agencies. If it were to receive an influx of cash, Luttrell said the clinic would spend it on orthopedic expertise and equipment, as well as casting equip-

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ment and training for broken bones so patients don’t have to be sent to the county hospital in San Jose. “Honestly, one of our biggest needs right now is for an orthopedic doctor,” Luttrell said. “Our patients are at very high risk of musculature injury. Many of our patients are laborers and are high risk for a back injury, a shoulder injury, a knee injury. Having physical therapy would be amazing.” The clinic asks patients to write about how the clinic has been beneficial to them. “I attribute my survival and quick recovery” to RotaCare and Dr. Michelle Whetzel, wrote one patient. The doctor diagnosed his Type 2 diabetes while he was unemployed and without health insurance and took an “aggressive stance” in treating it. “I am alive because of RotaCare,” wrote a woman whose breast cancer was discovered by a RotaCare doctor. One family wrote that they did not qualify for government health-care, but during during a period of unemployment and uncertainty, RotaCare provided their young children with checkups, immunizations, flu shots and free medication. One patient said she had waited on the phone 30 minutes just See ROTACARE, page 13

Stylish workspace has merits for tiny companies By Nick Veronin


t DesignSpaces, the Mountain View-based co-working office, size isn’t important. It’s all in how you use it. The office, which occupies a compact second-floor unit in a Shoreline Boulevard business complex, seems tiny at first — and it is, at just over 800 square feet. But then again, as DesignSpaces co-founder Yana Mlynash points out, Silicon Valley companies often don’t need much space. All they need is a great idea.

DesignSpaces has only 14 members, who together comprise eight companies. There’s Waygo, an app that uses a smart phone’s camera and processing power to translate printed Chinese to English in real time; Attune, a cloud-based tool to help businesses optimize and track online sales; CustomSLR, which makes performance gear for shutterbugs; and BinPress, a company dedicated to helping software developers monetize their creations. The co-working space is also home to a few freelance creatives,

including Mlynash — who runs her own interior design consultancy — and her co-founder, Yaroslav Kofman, a freelance cinematographer and director. DesignSpaces prides itself on being unique, billing itself as a co-working environment that values aesthetics far more than your average shared office space. Talking to the three employees of Waygo, who work out of the office, there is certainly something to this claim. “It’s a lot nicer than a lot of See DESIGN SPACES, page 10


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MOSAIC FOR TEEN CENTER The City Council voted Tuesday night to have artist Leslie Scott create one of her signature mosaic murals made of broken bits of tile for “The View” teen center set to open next year. In a unanimous vote, council members said they liked that Scott often collaborates with youth in creating her murals, and plans to include members off the city’s Youth Advisory Committee in the process. YAC member Diana Marin said she showed Scott’s work to her friends and “they absolutely loved Leslie Scotts work. I am excited


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students access to skills they may have never even thought about before. “Many of these students have not had the opportunity to

about getting to be involved in something hands-on,” she said. Scott’s proposal for a mosiac on the front wall of the former church building was selected over a proposal for several painted murals and another for a “video mural” that would have shown a changing montage of the eyes of local teens. The project is funded with $17,000 under the city’s policy of providing 1 percent of a capital project’s cost towards art if the project’s cost is over $1 million. The church’s renovation to become a teen center at 263 Escuela Avenue has been allocated $1.7 million. —Daniel DeBolt

manage income,” Lublin said, and many come from lowincome families. The course in money management is part of a larger program aimed at helping students prepare for college. It is taught by mentors from the MVLA Community Scholars,

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who come to AVID classes at both Mountain View and Los Altos high schools on a regular basis. AVID is the high school district’s program focused on preparing first-generation college students for the challenges they will face in four-year schools. The Community Scholars mentors discuss money-related topics with the students, such as how to open a bank account, the difference between checking and savings, banks versus credit unions, the positives and negatives of credit cards, what it means to take out a loan and how to pay for a car. “These will be critical issues they will be faced with as they enter their college career,” Lublin said. The mentors also help guide the students through a curriculum called “Money Smart,” which was designed by the FDIC. In addition, students who qualify are given the chance to benefit from an earningsmatching program from San Jose-based non-profit Opportunity Fund. Through the program, students may have the income they earn at a summer job tripled in matched funds. Lublin said students can max out at $2,000 of earned income, meaning that they may reap a total of $6,000 dollars. The money they earn, along with the Opportunity Fund matching funds, is then placed in an account that Opportunity Fund helps the students manage. The students must use the money only for college-related expenses. “We have found this to be enormously useful to the students,” Lublin said of the Community Scholars mentors and the Opportunity Fund matching program. By reaching out to the junior class students and getting them thinking about their college careers and what it is going to take to reach them, Lublin said she hopes more students will find success in higher education and beyond. V


TAKIKO ELLEN FUKUSHIMA Services for Takiko Ellen Fukushima are set for Dec. 14 at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple, where she was a longtime member. She died Nov. 8 at the age of 98. Born Dec. 7, 1914 in Watsonville, she withstood the Great War, the Great Influenza epidemic, the Great Depression and the Japanese-American internment during World War II at the Poston relocation camp in Arizona. She was one of nine children born in the United States to Japanese immigrants Midori

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Franklin streets, which houses 51 low-income families. But so far, no luck. The demand for such homes is “just overwhelming,� said Matt Franklin, president of MidPen Housing Corp., which manages nearly 1,000 affordable units in Mountain View. “The waiting lists are so long,� said Beth Fraker, communication director for MidPen. Applicants could be on a wait-list for “a minimum of three years and could be seven years for our family properties.� Making matters worse are state and federal budget cuts to affordable housing funds, along with the elimination of redevelopment agencies that were required to provide 20 percent of their tax revenue to affordable housing. According to a recent report by the Housing Trust Silicon Valley, funds for subsidized low-income housing projects have dropped by 64 percent since 2008, down from $126.2 million available in 2008 to only $47.3 million a year. That is enough to subsidize only 313 homes throughout the county, far fewer than the 2,000 a year needed to meet new demands, according to goals set by the Association of Bay Area Governments. Franklin called on Google and other large employers to help fund subsidized housing, as explosive job growth has driven up the demand and cost of housing. “We hear from the business community that they understand the problem,� Franklin said. “For the last five years the lack of affordable housing in the area has been among their top three policy concerns. But we’re not seeing investment from those corporations in the Silicon Valley Housing Trust at the level you would expect.� “If they put $10 million into (the Housing Trust’s) fund they could

and Somekichi Ikeda. She, her parents and her siblings spent many happy years in Watsonville prior to World War II within a community of hardworking farmers and friends, her family said. After the Takiko war, she marFukushima ried Hatsugoro (Happy) Fukushima and raised two sons. She was accomplished at sushi-making, ikebana and tailoring, as well a devout Buddhist active at her church, according to

family members. Known as Tee, she was a source of admiration and inspiration for her children and three generations of nieces and nephews, her family said. She is survived by her two sons, Stephen of San Jose and Dick of Sunnyvale; her youngest sister Janice Tao; and step-granddaughter Megan of Chicago. Family and friends are invited to services and a reception at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple, 575 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. There is an online guest book at www.

help create another 150 units,� Franklin added. “We just fundamentally have an under-supply of affordable units and we’ve got to do something about it.� Pacheco has noticed all the the new luxury apartments being built in Mountain View, like the “Carmel at the Village� on San Antonio Road and the Madera complex that opened this year at 455 West Evelyn Ave, where rents are as high as $8,000 a month for a two-bedroom apartment. Developer Prometheus plans to build two other such complexes with similar rents, and several other developers also have luxury complexes in the works. “They are building more for the rich community versus the poor community,� Pacheco said. Zwick said most people imagine job growth in Silicon Valley as for software programmers and engineers, but in reality, “for every high tech job that gets created, there’s four other jobs created in the economy. The majority of jobs that are going to come are low-wage professions.� Job growth exacerbates the need for for affordable housing, Zwick said. “The market does a really good job at providing housing for people at middle- and upper-income levels,� Zwick said. “In order to get new housing available to people earning below $50,000 a year, which is a tremendous amount of households in the Valley, you need tools.� There is no single program that is going to solve the whole problem, but Zwick said there are a lot of individual things that can be done. The Housing Trust report calls for cities to increase fees on development for affordable housing, to use surplus public property for housing, and to get state legislation passed that would allow cities to pass tax measures for affordable housing, among other things. The report

notes the example of a recent survey commissioned by the city of Mountain View which showed that a majority of voters would pass such a tax measure, but that it would fail to garner the required two-thirds vote needed to pass it. Franklin said low-wage workers who cannot afford the $2,467 average monthly rent in the county are essential to the future of the Valley but they are being driven out of Santa Clara County. “We know what the impacts are. They are living in inadequate and unsafe and overcrowded housing, many families are doubled or tripled up, many are homeless, others are driving an hour to two hours from the East Bay, which clogs our roads or pollutes our environment. Folks still need to work, and they are doing their best, but it’s not a sustainable dynamic.� Zwick said other cities should follow Mountain View’s lead in raising “housing impact fees� on commercial development, which was done a year ago. “If every city follows Mountain View’s lead and passes a housing impact fee increase — that would almost fill the whole need for affordable housing we identified,� Zwick said. But Franklin said the City Council should have gone even farther in raising the fee, as city staff had recommended, to $15 a square foot. Council members voted instead to increase it from $7.43 to $10 per square-foot, equal to $1 million for every 100,000 square feet of new commercial development. Council members also refused to raise affordable housing fees on rental developments as high as recommended by city staff, going with $10 per square foot instead of the $21.94 recommended. Email Daniel DeBolt at

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heatreWorks has done it again. With a superb ensemble, beautiful production values, and a warm, inspirational message fitting the season, “Little Women” will capture your heart and fill it with joy. The book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein do a great job of capturing the beloved novel by Louisa May Alcott, and the songs truly underscore the emotions and thoughts of the characters. It’s a charming musical, and TheatreWorks gives it first-class treatment. Alcott’s fictional family of Marmee (Elizabeth Ward Land) and her four daughters struggles to maintain hope and positive spirits while father serves as a chaplain for Union forces during the U.S. Civil War. Rural Concord, Mass., provides a genial backdrop for the young girls’ antics as they play together, argue, learn and grow. Our storyteller is Jo (Emily Koch), the tomboy of the group. An ambitious writer, she loves to write “blood and guts” stories for the girls to melodramatically act out, playing roles matching their personalities: Meg (Sharon Rietkerk), the oldest, shy and pretty; Beth (Julia Belanoff), sweet, kind and supportive; and Amy (Palo Alto High School graduate Arielle Fishman), the youngest, with social ambitions of her own. Amy is aided by Aunt March (Elizabeth Palmer), a bastion of society who tries in vain to convert Jo and then shifts her focus to willing and pliable Amy. When the curmudgeonly Mr. Laurence (Richard Farrell) across the street takes in his orphaned grandson, Laurie (Matt Dengler), the girls acquire a brother/friend, and potential mate. Meg finds her mate in Laurie’s tutor, John Brooke (Justin Buchs), but Jo’s sights are fixed on fame instead of marriage, and that takes her to a New York boarding house and an unlikely friendship with N I N F O R M AT I O N “Little Women” runs through Jan. 4 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $19$73. Go to or call 650-463-1960.

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Theater Review Professor Bhaer (Christopher Vettel). That’s actually where the musical begins, mid-point in Jo’s pursuit of publication, cleverly establishing her ambition and bold personality. Jo’s experiences and discoveries make for a wonderful coming-of-age story, revealing Alcott’s priorities of love, family and meaningful endeavors. There’s plenty about the wrongheaded values of so-called polite society and how it hinders the true passion of young women like Jo, those who might not “fit in” but who are destined for great achievement. But that’s balanced by big doses of familial and romantic love, and the value of loyalty. It puts the warmth in an inspiring and touching tale of following one’s heart. The ensemble for this show is practically perfect, all well cast and possessing excellent acting and vocal skills. Koch is brilliant as Jo, with a fine, strong voice and the requisite feistiness and fun. She lights up the stage with passion, yet is equally adept at delivering Jo’s underlying vulnerability and sensitivity. The vocal blend with her sisters or in

her duets with Dengler or Vettel is terrific, and she also shines in her solos. She’s well-matched by Fishman, Rietkerk, Belanoff and Land: not a weak link among them. Whether in solos, duets or ensemble numbers, the group sounds fantastic, and dances it up with verve and boundless energy. Add Dengler in the mix and it’s sheer delight. Land has a couple of solos to show off her rich mezzo, Buchs and Palmer get their turns, and Vettel reveals vocal chops with his solo. Joe Ragey has surpassed himself with the gorgeous set, designed for easy and fast scene changes; the airy openness and vast backdrop aid in the mood and memory of the piece. Superb lighting by Steven B. Mannshardt and colorful period costumes by Fumiko Bielefeldt create a lovely nostalgic feel, making a lovely picture postcard from America’s past. Director Robert Kelley brings it all together with lively staging, and gets the heart right. You will laugh, you might shed a tear, but you’ll leave with that supremely satisfying feeling after a terrific evening’s entertainment. This is live theater at its finest: a tremendous gift for us this holiday season. V

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the other co-working spaces that I’ve worked in before,” said Rob Sanchez, director of operations for the translation app. Before coming to Waygo, Sanchez said he worked out of another coworking office in Orlando, which he described as little more than a cubicle farm — filled with drab furnishings and awash in sterile florescent light. At DesignSpaces, Sanchez continued, “You feel like you want to be in the office.” Kofman said that he and Mlynash paid special attention to the details when they began gathering the furniture and decor for DesignSpaces. “I believe productivity for people goes up when they’re in a welldesigned space,” Kofman said, adding that he hopes his passion for aesthetics might rub off on those who work at DesignSpaces.

“More companies are seeing that their products do not only have to be functional, but they have to be appealing and sexy.” The DesignSpaces office is not the only game in town, nor is it the only co-working space that boasts hip interior design. Though they are a relatively recent phenomenon, co-working spaces have caught on in recent years, fueled by the expansion of cloud-based business models, the rise of telecommuting and the ideas economy. The Hacker Dojo, another Mountain View shared working environment, is located less than two miles away from DesignSpaces, and is significantly larger, with a kitchen, a 99-person-capacity events room and a workshop space, among other amenities. And then there is the chain of co-working centers, NextSpace, which boasts multiple locations around the Bay Area and also

emphasizes aesthetics. While aesthetics, sufficient space and amenities are all important to Nathan Lord, lead software engineer for Waygo, he said the most important aspect of any co-working environment is much more basic.

‘At home, I’m much more tempted to nap and slack off.’ NATHAN LORD

“At home, I’m much more tempted to nap and slack off,” Lord said. Prior to moving into DesignSpaces, Lord said he often worked on Waygo from home. He found the pull of his bed, video games and the television distracting. Lord also found it to be an iso-

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lating experience — especially when no one else was in the apartment. At DesignSpaces, even when his coworkers are out of town, there is usually someone else from another company working nearby, clicking on a keyboard, talking on the phone or simply being there. Part of the reason Mlynash wanted to start DesignSpaces was because, as a freelance interior designer, she was all too familiar with the “distractions” she encountered working at home. And when she wasn’t spending too much time on Facebook or Tumblr, Mlynash said she was going stir-crazy. “You’ve got to get dressed up and go out. If you don’t, then you’re always in your pajamas,” the DesignSpaces co-founder said. “When I go to the office, I actually work.” For Lord, having an office in a separate location from the place he lays his head at night

helps him maintain a healthier work-life balance. “I have pretty strong powers of association with the space I’m in,” he said. “I tend to notice that if I spend all my time working in my room on stressful stuff, sometimes it’s harder to sleep at night.” Another benefit of the co-working experience comes as a result of interacting with other professionals, Kofman said. DesignSpaces tries to cultivate this kind of intellectual exchange by regularly hosting wine mixers. Since opening this past summer DesignSpaces has hosted a regular event called “Wine and Design.” The event, which Kofman and Mlynash put on about once a month, features a guest speaker, DJ, wine and snacks. The next event has yet to be scheduled but will likely be held sometime in January. Email Nick Veronin at

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‘Hour of Code’ It’s all a part of the first Computer Science Education Week — a national effort organized by, a non-profit organization “dedicated to expanding participation in computer science education.” According to, computer science is not taught in 90 percent of American public schools. “Fewer students are learning how computers work than a decade ago,” a press release from the organization claims — that’s in spite of the fact that technology and computers are a driving force in the economy and have permeated most aspects of daily life. Even at Los Altos High School, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, computer programing courses were non-existent just two years ago. “It’s a big deal,” said Principal Wynne Satterwhite about Computer Science Education Week, which is alternatively being billed as “The Hour of Code,” because students are supposed to spend at least one full hour learning about computer programming during the week. “We’re very excited about this, and we think it’s a

great opportunity for our kids.” Satterwhite is also optimistic that the school’s recently introduced courses on computer science will continue to gain traction in the coming years. “It’s been a great experience for the kids,” Satterwhite said. Los Altos offers two classes, Introduction to Computer Science, which was started this year, and AP Computer Science, which was added two years ago. ‘Systemic’ challenges It wasn’t easy to get the two classes into the high school’s course catalog, Satterwhite said. For years the school tried to introduce computer science classes, but they never took off. “I really don’t know why,” the principal shrugged. Jane Broom, director of community affairs at Microsoft, said there are several “big systemic issues that make it difficult for schools to offer computer science courses.” In many school districts, computer science classes are considered electives. That means a student interested in taking a computer science course would have to carve time out of an already busy schedule to take a class that isn’t going to count toward what he needs to graduate. “It’s a huge deterrent,” Broom said.

Funding also poses a challenge for some districts. The hardware, software and infrastructure needed to teach computer science classes is expensive. And because of what Broom identified as a bureaucratic error in federal law, computer science classes aren’t counted under the STEM — or science, technology, engineering and math — category of courses. Further adding to the challenge, she said, is the fact that it’s hard to find high quality math and science teachers. Help from alumnus Broom’s colleague at Microsoft, Kevin Wang, is acutely aware of these issues, and has been using his position in the company to make a difference. Wang, a Los Altos High School alumnus, founded Microsoft’s TEALS program to address the dearth of computer science education in public schools. TEALS, which stands for Technology Education and Literacy in Schools, helps identify and place technology professionals in schools to work as part-time teachers in order to help schools and districts learn how to teach computer science. It was Wang who first approached Satterwhite about the TEALS program, and it

would have been hard to get the introduction to computer science class up and running without him, the principal said. “We do hire great teachers, but it’s hard to hire someone who is super competent in (computer science),” Satterwhite said. “I think Kevin was instrumental in helping us get good people in to help us get this program off the ground.” Student interest Niki Mohajer, a sophomore, said she was glad that her school is now offering computer science courses. She has been coding using Java and HTML on her personal Tumblr page for a while, and she said that she has found learning to code is empowering. “I like it because it makes me feel like I know what I’m doing,” Mohajer said, standing outside of Oren’s classroom. “It seems so complicated for other people, but it’s really not. It makes sense to me. It makes me feel like I’m in the know, like I know what technology is about.” Mohajer’s classmate, Izzy Phan, said that she felt she was beginning to grasp the logic behind the code in the brief amount of time she had spent that day working with the Blockly program in Oren’s classroom.

The program uses a graphical interface of several puzzle-like pieces. Each piece functions as a directive — such as turn left, turn right, or move forward. Oren’s students advance through the Angry Birds-themed game by dragging and dropping the pieces in the appropriate order and then clicking a “run” button, which executes the commands of the puzzle they’ve compiled. If they’ve put their blocks together in the correct order, then their Angry Bird avatar will negotiate the level successfully, and then it’s on to the next stage. Students can then compare their arrangement of puzzle pieces to the actual code their puzzle represents. “When you see the code it looks really confusing, but when you see the blocks and you simplify it, it makes it less daunting,” Phan said. Spending an hour working in Blockly, Phan said she can “see where the commands come from.” And that is exactly the point, according to Satterwhite. “I think coding scares a lot of people,” she said. “Our idea is to expose kids to a lot of simple code — to have the kids realize that a lot of the stuff they rely on and a lot of what they do is computer-based, and it’s not too hard.” V




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This year, the following agencies will be supported by the Holiday Fund: Day Worker Center The Day Worker Center of Mountain View provides a secure place for workers and employers to negotiate wages and work conditions. It serves an average of 60 workers a day with job placements, English lessons, job skills workshops or guidance. Partners for a New Generations Partners for New Generations matches adult volunteer mentors with at-risk youth in the Mountain View, Los Altos and the Los Altos Hills area and offers tutoring to many students, including some in high school and beyond. Community School of Music and Arts The Community School of Music and Arts provides hands-on art and music education in the classrooms of the Mountain View Whisman School District. Nearly 45 percent of the students are socio-economically disadvantaged, and 28 percent have limited English proficiency. Mountain View RotaCare Clinic The RotaCare Free Clinic provides uninsured local residents with primary care and many specialty care services. The clinic is frequently the last resort for this underserved demographic group. YWCA Support Network for Domestic Violence This group operates a 24-hour bilingual hotline and a safe shelter for women and their children. It also offers counseling and other services for families dealing with domestic violence. Community Services Agency CSA is the community’s safety-net providing critical support services for low-income individuals and families, the homeless and seniors in northern Santa Clara County, including Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. Communitiy Health Awareness Council CHAC serves Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and seven school districts. Among other things, it offers school-based programs to protect students from high-risk behaviors, such as drug and alcohol abuse.

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to get her appointment at the clinic, which takes calls for appointments only on Mondays and Wednesday at 2 p.m., first-come, first-served. “It’s really expensive to go see the doctor,” she said. “The clinic helps a lot of people, it really does.” “We treat patients with dignity and it is an environment that is quite unique because it is volunteer-driven,” Luttrell said. “We don’t just help keep one person healthy, we keep families healthy and we keep communities healthy. From a public health perspective, it makes a lot of sense. We prevent a lot of disease.” The 265 volunteers at the clinic range from doctors and nurses to anyone willing to help out at the front desk, like sociology student Angeles Guzman, who said she enjoys having conversations with patients. “You don’t have to be a doctor to help out people,” she said. One volunteer doctor said he had just retired, but found it a pleasure to come into the clinic one afternoon a week, where he isn’t rushed and can “treat the

whole person.” “It’s hard to give it up completely,” oncologist Shaun Hung said of being retired from a long career in medicine. “I really appreciate the opportunity to work here.” He said he wondered why more of his retired colleagues don’t also take up the opportunity. Director Luttrell said one of the the most surprising things about working in the clinic is the growing number of unemployed patients in their 50s. “It’s really hard for them to find a job — that’s always surprising to me,” Luttrell said. For example, “an engineer with 20 years of experience who is unemployed and who has never been uninsured in their entire life.” Luttrell said she is also surprised by “the lack of awareness of how many people in the community are uninsured. Silicon Valley is booming with wealth and technology but there’s a gap and there are many people in this area who don’t have basic health care and there are many people in this area who don’t realize that many people exist.” Email Daniel DeBolt at



Electronics, jewelry and money were stolen from a home in the 1500 block of Tyler Park Way on Dec. 8, police said. The residents of the home, a 41-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman, were out out during the day and returned home to find that their home had been ransacked, according to Shino Tanaka, public information officer with the Mountain View Police Department. The victims called the police and waited until officers arrived to clear the house before entering. “The residents did the right thing,” Tanaka said. “Never put yourself at risk by going into your home if it’s clear (an intruder) has been inside.” A television, jewelry, foreign currency, a laptop and an iPad were stolen, Tanaka said. It’s believed that the burglar, or burglars, broke into the home through a rear garage window.

A group of young men were spotted hitting each other with sticks and throwing stones at one another in the 500 block of Walker Drive on Dec. 5, at around 4:20 p.m., according to police. No one was arrested, but a car in the vicinity of the incident was damaged, probably by a rock, according to Sgt. Saul Jaeger, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department. Multiple witnesses reported seeing the scuffle, telling police that as many as 10 people were involved, Jaeger said. However, all involved fled the scene before police arrived. Officers canvassing the area after the incident stopped several juveniles, but none could be conclusively linked to the incident.


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North Bayshore, like Stanford University’s cap that restricts car traffic to 1989 levels. Despite repeated assurances that the bridge was not being proposed for car travel — as that would hurt the council’s goals — Bryant said a future City Council could change that. “These are the same arguments used to build freeways through cities — to bring freeways through Greenwich Village,” she said. Former city manager Bruce Liedstrand also called on the council to study housing, something in the environmental study for North Bayshore that a majority of the council oppose. Housing in North Bayshore would be another way to reduce commuter traffic, he said. “A failure to include it prevents informed decision-making and public participation,” Liedstrand said. “It could put the project at legal risk.”

New Highway 101 bridge A plan came into focus Tuesday for building a bypass along the west side of gridlocked Shoreline Boulevard for shuttles, bicyclists and pedestrians. It would include a bridge that would cross Highway 101 from a site on Terra Bella Avenue, and then either directly connect to Shoreline Boulevard north of the freeway or connect with Joaquin Avenue to the north. It would either cut through the movie theater property and an adjacent property or go around the western edge of the theater site. “If it were seen as valuable to those property owners, it could go through the middle of those properties,” Tumlin said of the bypass, adding that the movie theater property owners might “embrace having this connection through to downtown.” He added that to “orient development around it would help those properties best achieve their mode split (traffic reduction) goals.” Consultants said Tuesday that all employers would be asked to

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meet the goal of having only 45 percent of employees driving to work alone in cars, including the movie theater and other restaurants and retailers. Tumlin said his group was even considering how a “cap and trade” system could allow employers to be able to buy such car trips from other employers if they were unable to meet the target. “We do have concerns with any proposed alignment that would result in bifurcation of our property,” said Bill Vierra of SyWest Development, which owns the theater property and wants to redevelop it with a new Century theater and spa, which the company would run. “It would pose challenges in designing our site.” The City Council rejected a request earlier this year from SyWest to redevelop the site ahead of the precise plan for North Bayshore — which has put major redevelopment of the area by Google and others on hold. Email Daniel DeBolt at

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he approval of another massive luxury housing complex at Moffett Boulevard and Central Expressway last week shows that local developers are not thinking about affordable housing projects. And why should they? No one showed up at the meeting to complain that the latest Prometheus project (184 units) would rent for the same very high rates commanded by the Madera project on Evelyn Avenue. With rents ranging from $3,500 to $8,000 a month, these apartments are far beyond the reach of residents who have not made it into the upper echelon salary levels paid by many of the city’s high-tech companies. Maybe software engineers can afford up to $100,000 a year in rent for a two-bedroom apartment. But the everyday workers who have found reasonably priced housing here over the years are being priced out. Even the lower level $3,500-a-month apartments are beyond the reach of many residents, who would have to make well over $100,000 a year if they held to the principle of paying no more than 30 percent of their salary for housing. Today, according to a white paper on affordable housing in Santa Clara County, a four-person household making 50 percent or less of the area’s median annual income ($53,050) could afford to pay $1,326 a month. In fact, the study found that the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in the county is $2,467 a month. The report added that in the third quarter of this year, Santa Clara County had the highest rent rate in the state. Unfortunately, the study also found that funds available for cities and the county to build affordable housing dropped a whopping 64 percent in the last five years, from $126 million in 2008 to $47 million this year. The state’s take-back of redevelopment monies from cities was a major factor in the loss of these housing funds. Instead, cities and counties use impact fees and other funding to NLETTERS VOICES FROM THE COMMUNITY

PAY NOT THE SOLUTION FOR COUNCIL DIVERSITY Martha Cutcomb’s letter (Dec. 6) makes a good point regarding lack of diversity on City Council. I am one of those retired, selfsupported council members who doesn’t need the current stipend nor a salary. However, the obstacle to council diversity is not salary. It’s the time commitment because of weekly instead of traditional semi-monthly council meetings, study sessions, standing council committees, ad hoc committees and regional boards and commissions. Over the years, voters have

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elected council members who have significantly expanded city programs and council member commitments. That is the more challenging aspect regarding council diversity. It is difficult for a full-time homemaker, business professional or others with community experience and interest to run for office and serve on council. Fortunately, Mountain View voters probably will never amend the city charter to provide a substantive salary that would attract career politicians. Voters have not even approved a more limited doubling, tripling or other Continued on next page

establish savings accounts that then can be leveraged to build affordable housing, like the Franklin Street project just completed by the city. The study also found that lower income residents are hanging on in the area by paying a larger and larger portion of their total income for rent. In Santa Clara County, for example, 44 percent of renters pay more than 30 percent of their wages in rent, and 17.7 percent pay more than 50 percent. In addition, the high housing costs have increased overcrowding in small apartments and homelessness. There is state legislation designed to address the affordable housing shortage which is used by the Association of Bay Area Governments to develop a regional housing need allocation (RHNA) for eight-year periods. Cities use the formula to zone areas for the types of housing that will be needed through 2022. For Santa Clara County, the formula predicts that more than 16,000 units of affordable housing will be needed in the next eight years. But with just $47 million available, only 313 units could be subsidized each year, or 2,500 over eight years. That would be be far short of the 16,158-unit goal called for by the state, which would take a fund of more than $200 million. While there may be some other sources of revenue, it is unlikely that anywhere near adequate funding for affordable housing will materialize soon in Mountain View. At this point, city officials should ask themselves if it is time to charge much more hefty impact fees on new office construction that would be earmarked for affordable housing. Without additional funding, where are companies like Google going to find employees to work in their kitchens and perform janitorial service? It is time for the business and tech community to step up and help the city develop projects where rents are far below $8,000 a month.

increase over the the current stipend. So council salary is not the solution to council diversity. A more limited council agenda and leaner city organization would actually serve the city more efficiently and attract more diverse council candidates. I encourage Ms. Cutcomb and other voters to seek candidates supporting more limited council meeting agendas, fewer study sessions and multiple project reviews next year. Mayor John Inks Showers Drive

COUNCIL A RUBBERSTAMP FOR DEVELOPERS It is sad that five members of our City Council are straw people for the developers and always rubber-stamp what the developers want. Their mantra is ‘What is good for the developers is good for Mountain View.” Obviously they don’t care about the concerns of residents of Mountain View, particularly parking concerns. Konrad Sosnow Trophy Drive

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can incorporate.” The Pressed team, which began as three friends who had all turned to juice for various health and personal reasons, opened its 17th location at the Stanford Shopping Center in late November. It’s a bare-bones store, with not much more than a counter the employees stand behind and a refrigerator full of coldpressed juices, but that’s the point (and is the same way at other Pressed locations). Customers can walk in, sample any of the 40-plus pre-bottled juices on the menu, make their


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purchase and be on their way. Slater said that he feels “passionate” about convenience; hence the pre-bottled concept and in-and-out feel. “How do we make it as easy to incorporate (juice) into your routine as possible?” Slater said he and his two partners asked themselves early on. The 16-ounce juices run $6.50 a pop and range anywhere from “greens 2” (kale, spinach, romaine, parsley, cucumber, celery, apple and lemon) to “citrus 2” (pineapple, apple, lemon, mint) and apple/strawberry/ coconut. There are also two flavors of almond-based drinks — vanilla and chocolate — with such ingredients as almonds, dates, cacao, vanilla bean and sea salt ($8 each). Since this is a farm-to-bottle-driven business, there are always seasonal flavors on the menu (for winter, think yam, apple, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg or apple, cinnamon and persimmon). All the juices are made with a hydraulic press, which crushes and then presses the produce to get the most juice possible. This, compared with a regular juicer that squeezes out the Continued on next page


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juice, reputedly yields fresher, more nutrient-dense juice. Pressed also offers a range of juice cleanses, both in length (one, three and five days) and level (from “first time” to “experienced” cleansers). These can be purchased online or at the store and will be sent to the customer with detailed instructions for how to prepare, when to drink which juice, an explanation of the nutritional benefits and results (regulated colon, increased energy and stamina, increased mental clarity, better sleep patterns). Beyond juice, there’s also tea: red rooibos, green rooibos and lemon myrtle. Chlorophyll water, coconut water and aloe vera water sell for $5 each. Though the company’s base is in Southern California, the Stanford Shopping Center brings Pressed to six total Northern California locations. Pressed also has a massive delivery operation, sending juices all over the country from the Central California farm where all of the company’s juices are made fresh every day. Slater said he likes to think of the delivery service as “a modern-day milkman, but with juice.”

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But it wasn’t always this way. When Pressed first started, it was Slater, partners Carly Brien and Hedi Gores, and one employee in Los Angeles. Slater would make the juice himself every night and bring it to the 22-square-foot kiosk where they sold juice. One of his partners, a fulltime mom, “loved the idea of creating healthy options for younger generations,” Slater said. “My other partner (Brien) lost her mom to cancer and is a big advocate of the product and healing benefits of it. For me personally, I really struggled with my own weight for years. I’m not going to say juice was the only thing but it was the catalyst for me that inspired me and got me into a living a more healthy life.” Editorial Assistant Elena Kadvany can be emailed at V

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

12 Years A Slave (R) (((1/2 Century 16: Fri 9:10 a.m. & 10:20 p.m. Sat-Sun 9:10 a.m. & 12:15, 3:45, 7:10, 10:20 p.m. Century 20: 1:10, 6:55 p.m.


(Century 16, Century 20) Director Peter Jackson’s grandiose vision of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth reaches a crescendo with this thrilling second installment in “The Hobbit” trilogy. “Smaug” ignites the excitement missing from Jackson’s sluggish first “Hobbit” flick, and the stunning visuals — cinematography, costuming, set design, effects — set it apart as one of the most impressive fantasy films ever made. Jackson does Tolkien proud in bringing some of the author’s most memorable scenes to life, including a sticky encounter with a horde of hungry spiders and a parade of dwarves literally barreling down a white-water river. Several new characters and one familiar elf energize the action that seemed all-too-fleeting in “An Unexpected Party.” When viewers last saw hobbit burglar Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman, wonderful) and his dwarf companions, they were headed for the Lonely Mountain to reclaim the dwarf kingdom from the murderous dragon Smaug. Led by dwarf king Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and guided by the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen), the dwarves are a rag-tag lot that includes father-figure Balin (Ken Stott), robust Bombur (Stephen Hunter) and brothers Fili (Dean O’Gorman) and Kili (Aidan Turner), among others. As the group’s journey continues, the obstacles mount. A trek through the befuddling forest of Mirkwood leads to a clash with the aforementioned arachnids and, later, capture by an army of woodland elves. Among the elvish hosts are Legolas (Orlando

All Is Lost (PG-13) (((1/2 Aquarius Theatre: 6 p.m. Fri & Sun also at 11:45 a.m. Century 16: Fri 9:10 a.m. & 7:55 p.m. Sat-Sun 9:10 a.m. & 2:30, 7:55 p.m. Century 20: 1:55, 7:30 p.m. Blue is the Warmest Color (NC-17) (((1/2 Aquarius Theatre: 2:15, 8:30 p.m. Blue Jasmine (PG-13) ((( Century 16: Fri 5:10, 10:30 p.m. Sat-Sun also at 11:50 a.m. The Book Thief (PG-13) (1/2 Century 20: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10:20 p.m. Palo Alto Square: 7 p.m. Fri-Sat also at 10:05 p.m. Sat also at 4 p.m. Sun also at 1 & 4 p.m. The Dallas Buyers Club (R) ((1/2 Century 16: Fri 7:45 p.m. SatSun 2:20, 7:45 p.m. Century 20: 11:10 a.m. & 4:40, 10:20 p.m.

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins.

Bloom, reprising his role from “Lord of the Rings”) and feisty she-elf Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly of TV’s “Lost”). A clever escape and surprise orc attack lead to a reluctant alliance between the elves and dwarves, and soon the party is well on its way to the small village of Laketown en route to the Lonely Mountain. Another ally arrives in Laketown man Bard (Luke Evans), who helps the company finally reach the Lonely Mountain, where a confrontation with Smaug awaits. Freeman again proves a stellar casting choice as Bilbo Baggins, lending the picture the innocence and humor it needs. Stott brings a certain emotional sincerity to his portrayal of Balin, overshadowing the other dwarves. Lilly also shines as Tauriel, especially in the fast-moving battle scenes, though she has little chemistry with Bloom. And while Bloom’s Legolas is a welcome addition, the actor plays it angry this go-round, shedding the charm that made the character so likable in the first place. Visually, “Smaug” is simply outstanding, from the orcs to the landscape to Smaug him-

self. The greedy dragon from Tolkien’s tale does not disappoint, especially as voiced by rising star Benedict Cumberbatch (“Star Trek Into Darkness”). Some moments could be mistaken as having come from “Lord of the Rings” if taken out of context, such as orcs marching in the night or Gandalf offering words of wisdom. And, let’s face it, two hours and 40 minutes is still a long time to sit through a movie. The somewhat bloated runtime and mirror-image “Lord of the Rings” material notwithstanding, “Smaug” is a phenomenal cinematic feat. Jackson and his team deserve a wealth of credit for redeeming themselves after the disappointing first film, and doing so in a big way. Keep an ear out for Howard Shore’s excellent score and especially English singer Ed Sheeran’s “I See Fire” during the closing credits. It has a nice ring to it. Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images. Two hours, 40 minutes. — Tyler Hanley

Delivery Man (PG-13) ((1/2 Century 20: 11 a.m. & 4:05, 10:05 p.m. Duck Soup (1933) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: 6:10, 9:20 p.m. Ender’s Game (PG-13) Century 16: Fri 10:35 p.m. Sat-Sun 11:45 a.m. & 5:10, 10:35 p.m. Century 20: 10:30 a.m. & 4:10, 10 p.m. Frozen (PG) Century 16: 9:10 & 11:50 a.m. & 2:30, 5:15, 8, 10:40 p.m. In 3D 10:25 a.m. & 1:10, 3:50, 7, 9:40 p.m. Century 20: 1:25, 4:10, 7, 9:45 p.m. Fri & Sun also at 10:45 a.m. In 3D 11:55 a.m. & 2:40, 5:20, 8, 10:40 p.m. Century 16: 9:45 a.m. In 3D 12:35, 3, Gravity (PG-13) (((1/2 5:25, 7:50, 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 1:40, 7:25 p.m. The Great Beauty (Not Rated) ((1/2 Aquarius Theatre: 11 a.m. & 2, 5, 8 p.m. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13) Century 16: 12:30, 1:45, 4:15, 8, 9:15 p.m. Fri-Sat also at 11:45 p.m. In 3D 9:15, 10, 10:45 & 11:30 a.m. & 1, 2:30, 3:15, 4:45, 5:30, 6:15, 7, 8:30, 10, 10:45 p.m. Fri-Sat also at 9:15 & 10 a.m. Century 20: 10 a.m. & 12:30, 1:30, 4, 5:05, 7:35, 8:40, 10:10 p.m. In 3D 11 & 11:30 a.m. & 1, 2:30, 3, 4:30, 6, 6:35, 8:05, 9:35 p.m. Homefront (R) (((

Century 20: 11:25 a.m. & 4:35, 9:50 p.m.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) ((( Century 16: 9:20 a.m. & 12:40, 2:20, 4, 5:40, 7:15, 9, 10:30 p.m. Fri-Sat also at 11 a.m. Sun also at 10:40 a.m. Century 20: 10:55 a.m. & 12:35, 2:15, 3:50, 5:30, 7:10, 8:45, 10:30 p.m. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) (Not Rated) Century 16: Sun 2 p.m. Century 20: Sun 2 p.m. Last Vegas (PG-13) (((

Century 20: 2, 7:15 p.m.

The Met: Falstaff Century 20: Fri 9:55 a.m. Sat 9:55 a.m. Sun 9:55 a.m. Mon 9:55 a.m. Tue 9:55 a.m. Palo Alto Square: Sat 9:55 a.m. Wed 6:30 p.m. The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: 7:30 p.m. Sat-Sun also at 4:10 p.m. Nebraska (R) ((( Century 20: 11:10 a.m. & 1:50, 4:30, 7:15, 9:55 p.m. Palo Alto Square: 1:30, 4:30, 7:15 p.m. Fri-Sat also at 9:55 p.m.

AQUARIUS: 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto (266-9260)



(Scott) Cooper directs and co-writes this story set in depressed steel town Braddock, Pa. There, a good man and a weak man run afoul of a bad man, which qualifies “Out of the Furnace” as a neo-noir. The good man is Russell Baze (Christian Bale), who works at the steel mill just like his daddy did. (Somebody cue up the Eddie Vedder! Oh wait, somebody already did.) The weak man is Russell’s brother, Rodney Jr. (Casey Affleck), whose Army service as a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom has left him with PTSD and pockets as empty as ever. The bad man is Curtis DeGroat (Woody Harrelson), a psychopathic Appalachian bare-knuckle boxing entrepreneur who — well, let’s face it, with a name like

Curtis DeGroat the guy never had a chance. Anyway, Rodney tries to pay off his debts by taking dives in underground boxing matches, but DeGroat’s a man who’s not easily satisfied. Russell’s used to bailing Rodney out, but this time he’ll have to avenge a wrong done to his brother, despite the admonitions of the police chief (Wesley Barnes) who’s now sleeping with the love (Zoe Saldana) of Russell’s life. Rated R for strong violence, language and drug content. One hour, 56 minutes. — P.C.

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

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.

Out of the Furnace (R) (( Century 16: 10:30 a.m. & 1:20, 4:15, 7:05, 9:55 p.m. Century 20: 10:50 a.m. & 1:40, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 p.m. Philomena (PG-13) ((( Century 20: 11:40 a.m. & 2:10, 4:35, 7:05, 9:30 p.m. Guild Theatre: 2:30, 5:15, 8 p.m. Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker Century 16: Mon 7 p.m. Tue 7 p.m. Century 20: Fri 7 p.m. Sat 7 p.m. Sun 7 p.m. Mon 7 p.m. Tue 7 p.m. Thor: The Dark World (PG-13) Century 16: Fri 10:15 a.m. & 1:15, 4:10, 7:25, 10:10 p.m. Sat-Sun 1:15, 4:10, 7:25 p.m. In 3D 10:15 a.m. & 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m. & 7:50 p.m. In 3D 1:55, 4:50, 10:40 p.m. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas (PG-13) Century 16: 9:30 a.m. & noon & 2:30, 5, 7:40, 10:25 p.m. Century 20: 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10 p.m. -Skip it --Some redeeming qualities ---A good bet ----Outstanding

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‘Art Meets Technology’ Art Meets Technology” presents work by 10 individuals whose accomplishments reside at the intersection of art, science, mathematics and technology. The exhibit draws on manuscript collections from the Stanford University Libraries. Ongoing every day through Jan. 15., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Peterson Gallery and Munger Rotunda, Green Library Bing Wing, 459 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. events/391/39145/ ‘Time’ Gallery Exhibit In this Gallery 9 exhibit, 30 artists explore many facets of time: changing seasons and color, aging, clocks and other abstract metaphors. A variety of 2D and 3D media is on display at Gallery 9 through Dec. 24. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos. www. Cantor Center Contemporary Art Tour This tour focuses on the contemporary art collection in the Friedenrich Family Gallery of the Cantor Arts Center, which features works from the 1950s to the present. The tour takes place the second Saturday of the month at 3 p.m. (Dec. 14.) Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. Carrie Mae Weems This exhibit is dedicated to contemporary artist and photographer Carrie Mae Weems. More than 100 photographs, installations and videos are on display until Jan. 5. Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. Jim Dine and Claes Oldenburg Exhibit Jim Dine and Claes Oldenburg are two American artists who depict every day objects in various ways; 20 of their prints will be on display. Ongoing from Dec. 11 to April 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. http://

BENEFITS/FUNDRAISERS Tied House Holiday Giving Tree Tied House Microbrewery and Cafe is participating in a holiday sharing program benefiting the Community Services Agency in Mountain View. Tied House will be holding a fundraiser where guests can take an instant photo of themselves and the photo will be placed on a Christmas tree at the brewery. Dec. 10-15, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $5. Tied House Microbrewery and Cafe , 954 Villa St., Mountain View . Call 650-965-2739.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS Foothill College Winter Quarter Registration Foothill College Winter Quarter classes will run Jan. 6-March 28. Continuing students can register Nov. 25--Jan. 5 and new/returning students, Nov. 30-Jan. 5. Review more registration dates and instructions at No fee to apply for admission; California residents pay $31 per unit plus basic fees. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650949-7325. Reiki: Energy Healing Class An all-day Reiki 1 energy healing class will be held. Learn about this spiritual healing practice and receive a manual and certification at the end of the day. Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. $175 includes manual and certificate. Los Altos Reiki Center, 745 Distel Drive #121, Los Altos. Call 650-532-3454. Sustainable Home Vegetable Gardening Learn from UCCE Master Gardeners how to establish a successful and environmentally responsible food garden that provides vegetables and herbs every month of the year. Emphasis on sustainable gardening. Meets every Tuesday from Feb. 4 to March 11, 7-9 p.m. Register online at or by calling 650-3293752. $84. Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Call 408-282-3105. www. Zoom In - Digital Video Workshop Zoom In is a 15-hour intensive video workshop that covers how to create a digital video, edit it, upload it to Youtube and produce a DVD. Class includes all software, equipment plus a booklet. Feb. 3-12, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.


$145 Mid Peninsula Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-494-8686 ext. 11.

CLUBS/MEETINGS Astronomy Public Lecture and Meeting The monthly meeting of the Peninsula Astronomical Society includes a talk, “20th Century Amateur Science,” by Sheldon Greaves, PhD. Foothill Observatory will be open after the meeting from 9 to 11 p.m., weather permitting. Dec. 13, 7:30-9 p.m. Free ($3 parking fee). Foothill College, Room 50125, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

COMMUNITY EVENTS Mountain View Certified Farmers Market This farmers market features more than 60 certified local producers with farm-fresh fruit and vegetables with organic and Asian varieties, grass-fed beef, eggs, mushrooms, bakeries, plants, herbs, sprouts, cheese, melons and garden tomatoes. Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Dec. 31. Caltrain Station, 600 W. Evelyn Ave., Mountain View. Call 800-806-3276. www.cafarmersmkts. com/markets/category/mountain-view Photos with Father Christmas Rengstorff House at Shoreline in Mountain View hosts Father Christmas, available to take photos on Dec. 14, Noon-4 p.m. $5-15. Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

CONCERTS ‘Peter and the Wolf’: A Family Concert & Carnival The Oshman Family JCC’s presents a multilingual production of the classic children’s symphony, “Peter and the Wolf,” by Sergey Prokofiev. Dec. 15, 1-5 p.m. $15 members, students and children ages 14 and under; $18 nonmembers. Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. www. 2013 Messiah Sing: ‘Good Tidings of Great Joy!’ Schola Cantorum hosts a holiday sing along of Handel’s full-length Messiah. Dec. 16, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $22; $18 for children; $14 for groups of 10 or more. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-254-1700. www.scholacantorum. org/ CSMA Merit Scholarship Student Holiday Concert The Merit Scholarship student ensembles from the Community School of Music and Arts will perform their annual holiday concert, featuring seasonal favorites. Dec. 13, 7-8 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. Gryphon Carolers Holiday Concert The Gryphon Carolers will perform a holiday concert. Dec. 14, 7 p.m. $10-25 Los Altos High School, Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-906-3638. Holiday Organ Recital: Robert Huw Morgan Robert Huw Morgan, university organist at Stanford, will perform his annual holiday recital. Presented by the Office for Religious Life at Stanford in partnership with the Department of Music. Dec. 15, 1:30 p.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Call 650-723-1762. events/390/39017 Music: ‘Illuminate This Night’ In three concerts, the Peninsula Women’s Chorus sings holiday music from around the world, culminating in Conrad Susa’s “Carols and Lullabies,” a collection of carols originally from Spain, Catalunya, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, accompanied by marimba, guitar, and harp. Ticket information at Concerts are on Dec. 7 and 14 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto, and on Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Seminary, 320 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. $35 premium; $30 general; $10 student (18 and under). Two venues, See addresses above, Palo Alto and Menlo Park.

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Scott’s Seafood Holiday Drive Scott’s Seafood in Mountain View is partnering with Community Services Agency (CSA) in Mountain View for its annual holiday sharing program, benefiting CSA. This year will be a pajama dive; drop off donations at the restaurant until Dec. 14 between 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Scott’s Seafood Mountain View , 420 Castro St. , Mountain View . Call 650-966-89124. Trombone Choir Holiday Concert The Gordon Stewart Peninsula Trombone Choir will perform a variety of holiday-related music, including traditional, jazz and classical. Dec. 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 4111 Alma St., Palo Alto. Call 650-493-4257.

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.

ENVIRONMENT Winter Tree Walk in Mountain View ISA Certified Arborists and other Mountain View Trees Board Members, in collaboration with library staff will talk about “sleeping trees” in winter dormancy. Trees are outside the library, so please dress warmly. Leashed pets okay. Hot cider and baked goods will be served. Dec. 14, 1-2:30 p.m. Free (donations accepted). Pioneer Memorial Park/Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 415-412-1127. www.

FAMILY AND KIDS Annual LEGO Holiday Extravaganza See a variety of LEGO creations made by members of Bay Area LEGO User Group and Bay Area LEGO Train Club, featuring train layouts, Bay Area landmarks, castles, miniature cities, and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the exhibit. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays from Dec. 13 to Jan. 19. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $2 per person; BayLUG and MOAH members are free. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Author: Randi Zuckerberg Local author Randi Zuckerberg will read her picturebook, “Dot.” which celebrates the unplugged life of play for children. Dec. 16, 4-5 p.m. Free. Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos. Call 650-9493390. Family Day in Nature at Hidden Villa At the Riekes Center’s monthly nature awareness family gathering at Hidden Villa, there will be music, potluck, nature awareness skills and holiday gift wildcrafting including dream pillows, willow wreath and smudge sticks. Dec. 21, 1-4 p.m. $20 per family; $15 per wildcrafter. Hidden Villla, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. www.riekes. org/nature-awareness/weekend-workshops/ Gamble Garden Holiday Puppet Show The Puppet Company will perform “The Nutcracker” at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $10/person for members and $15/person for nonmembers. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Call 650-329-1356 ext. 201. German International School Holiday Market The German International School of Silicon Valley hosts a German holiday market in Mountain View, with Glühwein (hot mulled wine), hot cider, beer, German food, live entertainment, gifts, a train, petting zoo, crafts and carnival games. Proceeds benefit GISSV. Dec. 14, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. City Hall Plaza, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-254-0748. www.

NHIGHLIGHT HOLIDAY CONCERT WITH CALIFORNIA YOUTH SYMPHONY The California Youth Symphony and CYS Associate Orchestra will perform classical and seasonal favorites for the holidays. Dec. 15, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 S El Monte Road , Los Altos Hills. Call 650-325-6666.


‘Finding Happiness’ Film Screening This movie follows an investigative reporter (Elizabeth Rohm) sent, not too willingly, to report on a spiritual community in California. Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m.-noon. $10. Aquarius Theatre, 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto. ‘Flesh and Metal’ on Film A variety of films by or about artists featured in the Cantor Art Center exhibit “Flesh and Metal: Body and Machine in Early 20th-Century Art” will run continuously concurrent with the exhibition. Ongoing every day from Nov. until March 16. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Wed.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m. Free. Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford .

University Public Worship: Children’s Sermon This sermon will be led by Rev. Joanne Sanders. The service also includes a carol-sing and music by university organist, Dr. Robert Huw Morgan. Doors open at 3:15 p.m. Please bring new, unwrapped gifts of toys or clothing. Dec. 24, 4-5 p.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Call 650-723-1762.


Affordable Mental Health Program Deborah’s Palm - a community woman’s center in downtown Palo Alto - has started an affordable psychotherapy program to benefit low-income women. Nov. 19-Jan. 19, Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m. Fees start at $40/hour. Deborahs Palm, 555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-473-0664. Jacki’s Aerobic Dancing Classes These fitness classes include core work, strength training and aerobic routines. Jacki’s also offers complimentary childcare; bring children and get the first month of classes for free. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. $4 per class. Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View. Call 650-941-1002. www.

Gamble Garden Holiday Greens and Arrangements Sale Purchase fresh holiday greens or custom greens arrangements at this Gamble Garden sale. Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Call 650-329-1356 ext. 201. Holiday Tea & ‘Little Women’ Matinee Tea time at the Garden Court Hotel in downtown Palo Alto will feature traditonal tea, champagne cocktails and food from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Theatre Works’ “Little Women” starts at 2 p.m. Dec. 14, $45/$119. Ticket sales include theater ticket discount with tea luncheon. Garden Court Hotel, 520 Cowper St., Palo Alto. Call 650-323-1912. Silicon Valley Ball The inaugural Silicon Valley Ball features performances by Escala, Foreverland, Lara Price, Luce and Earl Thomas. The triple-bill comedy show features Whitney Cummings, Jay Mohr and Natasha Leggero. Dec. 14, 6 p.m. $100-250. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City.



Live Jazz Music at Morocco’s Morocco’s Restaurant hosts Johnny Williams and Steven Gary to perform live jazz music. On Tuesdays, the restaurant also does not charge a corkage fee. 5-9:30 p.m. Free. Morocco’s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-968-1502. Music for the Christmas Season Harper Hall Harp Ensembles will perform to celebrate the Christmas season. Dec. 15, 4-6 p.m. Donation of $10 recommended per adult. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. Call 415-260-9516. Wine tasting night & live acoustic guitar Morocco’s Restaurant hosts a wine tasting night, featuring three wines from three different regions of the world with a nut and cheese sampler for $15, plus an acoustic guitar performance starting at 7 p.m. Dec. 19, 5-9:30 p.m. Free. Morocco’s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View,. Call 650-968-1502.

PASC Soccer Tryouts The Palo Alto Soccer Club is holding tryouts for boys and girls U8-U14 from Nov. 23 to Dec. 15. PASC is forming competitive teams for spring/fall 2014 and encourages boys and girls born from Aug. 1, 1999, to July 31, 2006, to join try out. Times vary. Free. Various field locations; various times in the afternoon and evening, Palo Alto. Call 650-283-6347. www.


ON STAGE Los Altos Stage Co.: ‘The Sunshine Boys’ The Los Altos Stage Company’s production of “The Sunshine Boys” is the story of Lewis and Clark, two longtime comedy partners whose career and friendship came to a sudden and acrimonious end. Nov. 21-Dec. 15, WednesdaySunday, 8 p.m. $26-$32. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-941-0551.

RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY Christmas Eve Festival Communion This Christian inter-denominational service will be held on Christmas Eve. Rev. Scotty McLennan, dean for Religious Life, will preach. Music featuring university organist, Dr. Robert Huw Morgan. Dec. 24, 8-9 p.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Call 650-723-1762. events. Insight Meditation South Bay Shaila Catherine and guest teachers lead a weekly Insight Meditation sitting followed by a talk on Buddhist teachings. Nov. 26-Jan. 21, Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Free (donations accepted). St. Timothy’s/Edwards Hall, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View. Call 650857-0904.

LECTURES & TALKS Humanist Community Forum Hear a different speaker speak each Sunday on a range of topics: philosophy, politics, humanism, health, relationships, history, the environment. A buffet lunch (complimentary for first-time visitors) immediately follows. See website for each Sunday’s speaker and topic: Oct. 27-Dec. 29, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free (donations accepted). Palo Alto High School Student Center (in the main quad - see eWMfv), 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-964-7576. SFMOMA Talk: Fascinating Women The Los Altos Library hosts a SFMOMA docent-led presentation that will discuss artists as Diane Arbus, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Wangechi Mutu, Louis Bourgeois and Doris Salcedo. Dec. 16, 7-8 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Talk: Fundamental Physics Prize Winner The winner of the 2014 Fundamental Physics Prize, to be announced on Dec. 12, will give a public lecture, with a special introduction by Leonard Susskind. Dec. 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Stanford University, 641 Knight Way, Stanford. Call 650-723-4347. TEDxBayArea Talk: ‘Big Bang Disruption’ Hear about new models for market disruption from Larry Downes, co-author of the book “Big Bang Disruption: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation,” in this TEDxBayArea talk. Dec. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $25 (dinner and wine included). Samovar Conference Hall, 1077 Independence Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-4693243.

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Millbrae, 1049 Pinehurst Ct, Dec 13, 14, &15 10am-3pm Estate Sale-Antique Dining Tables w chairs, sofa, Oak desk, twin mattresses, dresser, armchairs,TVs, dvd/vhs player. Cash Only. Palo Alto, 4000 Middlefield Road, Dec. 14 & 15, 10-4


Palo Alto, 50 Embarcadero Road, Dec. 14, 9-3

500 Help Wanted

215 Collectibles & Antiques 68 BEATLES QUOTE BOOK & CD TRADE - $29.00 Contemporary Nude Oil Painting - $425

230 Freebies

133 Music Lessons

Free sofa - FREE

Christina Conti Private Piano Instruction (650) 493-6950

Free Teak Chair - FREE

Bake Sale Protection of the Holly Virgin Orthodox Church is holding end of the year bake sale. Our best cooks offer the most delicious home made goodies. 3475 Ross St. Palo Alto, December 14th. 10:00am-4:00pm, December 15th. 12:00pm-4:00pm.

Hope Street Music Studios In downtown Mtn.View. Most Instruments voice. All ages & levels 650-961-2192

Cash for Diabetic Test Strips Don't throw boxes away-Help others. Unopened /Unexpired boxes only. All Brands Considered! Call Anytime! 24hrs/7days (888) 491-1168 (Cal-SCAN)

HIPPIE HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE!!! While you drink champagne & listen to LIVE Americana music from “The Undergods” band, you can shop my latest collection of tie-dyed clothing; rock posters; psychedelic gifts; & handmade organic sauces and chutneys. Saturday & Sunday, December 14th & 15th, from 10 to 5. 41 Homer Lane, Menlo Park, CA.Questions? Call Karen @ 650-854-9370 PEACE!!!

135 Group Activities

Moms/Daughters- $ Stanford original ringtones

Piano Lessons in Palo Alto Call Alita at 650.838.9772


Spring Down Holiday Horse Camp

145 Non-Profits Needs

Stanford music tutoring


substitute pianist available

Moms/Daughters- $ Stanford



130 Classes & Instruction

150 Volunteers

Singles Holiday Dance

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) 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) Drivers: CDL-A Train and Work for Us! Professional, focused CDL training available. Choose Company Driver, Owner Operator, Lease Operator or Lease Trainer. (877) 369-7126 (Cal-SCAN) HVAC installation and Repair You can become an expert. Pinnacle Career Institute Online HVAC education in as little as 12 months. Call us today: 1-877-651-3961 or go online: (Cal-SCAN) Media Makeup Artists Earn $500/day. Airbrush and Media Makeup Artists For: Ads - TV - Film Fashion. Train and Build Portfolio in 1 week. (AAN CAN)

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Fosterers Needed for Moffet Cats FRIENDS OF THE PALO ALTO LIBRARY Moms/Daughters- $ Stanford Sing for Vets on Christmas Day

For Sale 201 Autos/Trucks/ Parts toyota 2001 highlander - $11,000

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 (AAN CAN)

235 Wanted to Buy

240 Furnishings/ Household items Armless Accent Chairs (2) - $420 for 2 Drapery Rod Sets (RH) Estate ORB $110 High Back Arm Chair with Ottoman $145

245 Miscellaneous AT& T U-Verse for just $29/mo! BUNDLE & SAVE with AT&T Internet+Phone+TV and get a FREE pre-paid Visa Card! (select plans). HURRY, CALL NOW! 800-319-3280 (Cal-SCAN) DirecTV Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Call Now! Triple savings! $636.00 in Savings, Free upgrade to Genie and 2013 NFL Sunday ticket free!! Start saving today! 1-800-291-0350 (Cal-SCAN) Dish TV Retailer Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) and High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-357-0810 (Cal-SCAN) Reduce Your Cable Bill! Get an All-Digital Satellite system installed for FREE and programming starting at $24.99/mo. FREE HD/DVR upgrade for new callers, SO CALL NOW! (877)366-4509 (Cal-SCAN) Firewood Seasoned pine, some oak. $140/ cord. You pick up. Leave mssg., 650/969-8367, we will call back. Knee Walker - Medical Equipment $150

Kid’s Stuff

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)

330 Child Care Offered

210 Garage/Estate Sales

345 Tutoring/ Lessons

Menlo Park, Cambridge Avenue , Dec. 14, 10 am to 2pm Yard sale. Family moving back to Norway. Mostly household articles and furniture (beds, tables, gas grill, couch, in- and outdoor chairs, lamps) Follow sign.

English Writing/SAT Tutor

Accounting: AR/AP Specialist Palo Alto. Must have cash receipts and Great Plains experience. Avail. to start immed. Pay DOE. Contact or 408-247-8233 Call Center Agents Hiring for bilingual Portuguese Call Center in RWC. Brazilian Portuguese preferred. Pay is $15-$18/hr. Contact or 408-247-8233 Gift Wrapper Beltramo’s Wines in Menlo Park is hiring gift wrapper/Stocker. Apply within Restaurant: Sous Chef Min. 2 years experience. Popular Woodside restaurant. Send resume to

525 Adult Care Wanted Drivers: New Pay Increase! Drivers NEW PAY INCREASE! Your new career starts now! * $0 Tuition Cost * No Credit Check * Great Pay & Benefits. Guaranteed job after successful Completion of training! Call: (866) 275-2349 (Cal-SCAN)

560 Employment Information Drivers: Earn $1000+ Week Full benefits + quality hometime. New trucks arriving. CDL A required. Call 877-258-8782 (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: New Pay Increase! Your new career starts now! * $0 Tuition Cost * No Credit Check * Great Pay and Benefits. Guaranteed job after successful Completion of training! Call: (866) 275-2349 (Cal-SCAN) Home Mailer Program Paid in Advance!! Make up to $1000 a week mailing brochures from home! Helping home workers since 2001! Genuine opportunity! No experience required. Start immediately! (AAN CAN) Homemailer Program Help Wanted! Make extra money in our free ever popular homemailer program, includes valuable guidebook! Start immediately! Genuine! 1-888-292-1120 www. (AAN CAN) Owner Operators 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)

Business Services


624 Financial

355 Items for Sale 0-6monBoyClothesNewColderSeason

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Student Loan Payments Cut your payments in HALF or more even if you are Late or in Default. Get Relief FAST Much LOWER payments. Call Student Hotline 855-589-8607 (Cal-SCAN)

645 Office/Home Business Services 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)

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

715 Cleaning Services LARA’S GREEN CLEANING Maria’s Housecleaning Service 19 years exp., excellent refs. Good rates, own car. Maria, 650/207-4709 Navarro Housecleaning Services Apartments and homes. Carpets and windows. 20 years exp., good refs. Call for free est. 650/853-3058; 650/796-0935 Olga's Housecleaning Res./Com. Wkly/mo. Low Rates. Local Refs. 25 years Exp. & Friendly. I Love My Job! Ins. (650) 380-1406

Orkopina Housecleaning S i n c e 19 8 5 Full Service & Move In/Move Out

Dependable, Trustworthy, Detailed

650-962-1536 Credit Cards Accepted Bonded & Insured | Lic. 20624

730 Electrical

Clarence Electric Co.

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


Call 650-690-7995

737 Fences & Gates Lopez Fences *Redwood fences *Chainlink fences *Repairs *Decks, retaining walls 12 years exp. Free est. 650/771-0908 or 771-2989

748 Gardening/ Landscaping Beckys Landscape Weekly/periodic maint. Annual rose/fruit tree pruning, clean-ups, irrigation, sod, planting, raised beds. Power washing. 650/444-3030 Citiscapes I have landscaped here for over 30 years. Free consultation. Ken MacDonald 650-465-5627 Lic# 749570




J. Garcia Garden Maintenance Service Free est. 20 years exp. (650)366-4301 or (650)346-6781 LANDA’S GARDENING & LANDSCAPING *Yard Maintenance *New Lawns *Clean Ups *Tree Trimming *Rototilling *Power Wash *Irrigation timer programming. 17 years exp. Ramon 650-576-6242 Leo Garcia Landscape/ Maintenance Lawn and irrig. install, clean-ups. Res. and comml. maint. Free Est. Lic. 823699. 650/369-1477. R.G. Landscape Yard Clean-ups, maintenance, installations. Call Reno for free est. 650/468-8859

Real Estate 801 Apartments/ Condos/Studios Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1565 Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1750 Mountain View, 2 BR/2 BA - $2,600

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

805 Homes for Rent Atherton - $3390/mont Palo Alto, 3 BR/2.5 BA - $4350 Palo Alto, 4 BR/2 BA - $4900month

Shubha Landscape Design Inc.

Sunnyvale - $3750

Tired of Mow, Blow and Go? Owner operated, 40 years exp. All phases of gardening/landscaping. Ref. Call Eric, 408/356-1350

809 Shared Housing/ Rooms Los Altos Hills, 1 BR/1 BA - $925/month

751 General Contracting

825 Homes/Condos for Sale

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

757 Handyman/ Repairs !CompleteHome ABLE Repair HANDYMAN!! modelin Professional inting !Carpentr  FRED 30 Years Experience !Plumbing !Electrical 650.529.1662 !CustomCabinets 650.483.4227 !Decknces

759 Hauling J & G HAULING SERVICE Misc. junk, office, garage, furniture, mattresses, green waste yard debri and more... Lic. &Ins. FREE estimates. 650-743-8852 (see my Yelp reviews) Johnston Hauling 100% Recycle Junk Removal Best Rates * Local Since 1985 650/327-HAUL; 415/999-0594 Insured - PL/PD

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

771 Painting/ Wallpaper Glen Hodges Painting Call me first! Senior discount. 45 yrs. #351738. 650/322-8325

REDWOOD PAINTING Serving the peninsula over 15 years Residential / Commercial Apartments, drywall retexturing and repair, window cleaning, pressure washing, and more... Bonded & Insured


Lic# 15030605

STYLE PAINTING Full service painting. Insured. Lic. 903303. 650/388-8577

775 Asphalt/ Concrete Roe General Engineering Asphalt, concrete, pavers, tiles, sealing, new construct, repairs. 36 yrs exp. No job too small. Lic #663703. 650/814-5572

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

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Central Woodside: 4BR/4BA 2 car. Updated 6 Stall Barn. Offered at $4,950,000. Email Phone: 650-208-0664 Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA - $1099000 Mountain View, 3 BR/2 BA - $169000 Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $899000 Sunnyvale, 3 BR/2 BA - $599999

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1VCMJD /PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement FLYING HIPPO BIKE BAGS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 584677 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Flying Hippo Bike Bags, located at 364 Marich Way, Los Altos, CA 94022, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): LINDA FOLKMAN 364 Marich Way Los Altos, CA 94022 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on November 6, 2013. (MVV Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 2013) CAL METRO REALTY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 585185 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Cal Metro Realty, located at 530 Showers Drive, Ste. 7-177, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): VINCENT LIU 12111 Hilltop Dr. Los Altos Hills, CA 94024 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on November 19, 2013. (PAW Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 2013) GK CONSULTING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 585029 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: GK Consulting, located at 1668 California St., Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Married Couple. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are):

GRACE CLARK 1668 California St. Mountain View, CA 94041 KINCY CLARK 1668 California St. Mountain View, CA 94041 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on November 18, 2013. (MVV Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013) BEYECO FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 584948 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: BEYECO, located at 250 Santa Fe Terr., 221, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): KEFAN ZHANG 250 Santa Fe Terr., 221 Sunnyvale, CA 94085 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on Jan. 1, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on November 14, 2013 (MVV Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013) JANE’S BEER STORE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 585028 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Jane’s Beer Store, located at 720 Villa St., Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A General Partnership. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): EIICHI NISHINO 51 E. Clare Ct. Palatine, IL 60067 MIHO OKADA-NISHINO 51 E. Clare Ct. Palatine, IL 60067 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on November 18, 2013. (MVV Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013) GRAND PARTNERS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 585321 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Grand Partners, located at 800 El Camino Real, #180, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): CALIFORNIA PARTNERS, INC. 800 El Camino Real #180 Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on November 21, 2013. (MVV Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013) GINSENG KOREAN B.B.Q. & TOFU FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 585276 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Ginseng Korean B.B.Q. & Tofu, located at 475 Castro St., Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): HEE WON LEE 954 Henderson Ave. #139 Sunnyvale, CA 94086 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on Nov. 20, 2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on November 20, 2013. (MVV Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013) PEREZ PAINTING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 584931 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Perez Painting, located at 316 Escuela Av. #22, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): ROQUE PEREZ 316 Escuela Ave. #22 Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on November 13, 2013. (MVV Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013)

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BUFFALO; BEERS BURGERS BAOS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 584863 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Buffalo; Beers Burgers Baos, located at 292 Castro St., Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): JENNIFER POON 538 Arastradero Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94306 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on November 12, 2013. (MVV Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013) HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MOUNTAIN VIEW- SOUTH PALO ALTO FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 585643 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Holiday Inn Express Mountain ViewSouth Palo Alto, located at 1561 West El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): RPK INVESTMENTS INC. 1561 W. El Camino Real Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 11/21/2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on December 4, 2013. (MVV Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 2014)

997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE File No. 7023.107309 Title Order No. 130180626 MIN No. APN 147-22-101 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/12/05. 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): Lisa A Garono, an unmarried woman Recorded: 10/31/05, as Instrument No. 18649937,of Official Records of SANTA CLARA County, California. Date of Sale: 01/03/14 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: 2480 WHITNEY DRIVE, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 94043 Assessors Parcel No. 147-22101 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 $718,220.11. 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 877484-9942 or 800-280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site www.USA-Foreclosure. com or using the file number assigned to this case 7023.107309. 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: November 27, 2013 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Melissa Myers, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92705 866-387-6987 Sale Info website: www.USA-Foreclosure. com or 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 # 7023.107309: 12/06/2013, 12/13/2013, 12/20/2013 MVV

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: BARBARA H. JUHL Case No.: 1-13-PR-173638 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of BARBARA H. JUHL. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: MEGHAN JUHL in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA CLARA. The Petition for Probate requests that: MEGHAN JUHL be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on January 8, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in Dept.: 12 of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, located at 191 N. First St., San Jose, CA, 95113. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: /s/ Frank B. Doyle WealthPlan, LLP 1635 The Alameda, Second Floor San Jose, CA 95126 (408)918-9030 (MVV Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2013)

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