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ust about everyone orders the profoundly beautiful tea leaf salad at Rangoon Ruby, downtown Palo Alto’s upscale Burmese hot spot. It tastes as good as it looks. The only issue is to gauge how much salad you or your party can eat, because you’ll want to leave room for other dishes and this one is not good as a leftover. Tea leaf salad quickly degrades into a sad, limp memory. Rangoon Ruby’s gleaming beachhead is fortified by the young and well-heeled. It is nothing like Rangoon, the plain Jane Chinese-Burmese restaurant that used to be on Bryant Street. Rangoon Ruby is pretty much the opposite of the other Burmese restaurant in town, Green Elephant Gourmet, which caters to a neighborhood and family clientele. Located in South Palo Alto, Green Elephant is quieter and cheaper, and features many Chinese dishes. Under high ceilings and swirling Medusa-like light fixtures, Rangoon Ruby bustles with people enjoying the scene, the bright flavors and the Continued on next page

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Rangoon Ruby’s dining room is prepared for its bustling dinner service on March 4.

extensive cocktail menu. It’s a good idea to make a reservation. In addition to whimsical tiki drinks there are microbrews and imports on draft, changing seasonally. Among them recently was Hanger 24 Orange Wheat ($6), which paired perfectly with the menu’s vibrant herbs and spices. Curiously, the wine list is less fertile. It’s overloaded with heavy-duty chardonnays and cabernets. But back to the signature tea leaf salad ($14), served in pieces and assembled for you at the table. As with many dishes at Rangoon Ruby, tea leaf salad can be made vegetarian. The standard version involves dried shrimp, Burmese tea leaves, fried garlic, yellow beans, chopped lettuce, jalapeno peppers, sesame seeds and peanuts. “This special salad will awaken your taste buds,” the menu promises. Indeed. Once awakened, your taste buds may also enjoy fiery pork tofu ($17). While our neighbors scarfed up their tofu one recent evening, we were having buyers’ remorse about our monk hingar ($13), pureed catfish chowder. It was just dull. Another Burmese tradition, the noodle dish nan gyi dok ($14),

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LIVE MUSIC The Duet of Kenya Baker & Codany Holiday

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8FFLFOE NDININGNOTES Rangoon Ruby 445 Emerson St., Palo Alto (650) 323-6543 Hours: Lunch daily, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dinner, Sun.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri-Sun. 5-10:30 p.m. Reservations The fiery chicken tofu comes with string beans, bell pepper and basil in a sweet and spicy sauce.

Mango shrimp is wok-tossed with basil, onions and mango puree.

is served in components like the salad and then mixed tableside. Rice noodles are slathered in coconut chicken sauce and amplified by yellow bean powder, cilantro and fried onion. Slices of hard-boiled egg add creaminess, the wontons, crispiness. Burma draws culinary influences from its neighbors. Tastes of Thailand, China and India figure prominently, as do seafood, freshwater fish, rice and noodles. Dishes arrived at a good pace, not all at once. Rangoon Ruby’s servers make a strong effort to please — not a given when dining out. Our server recommended basil chili beef ($18), which I liked but

my companion judged not spicy enough. Rangoon Ruby is loud and sleek. Scenic photo collages climb the walls, white-clothed tables nestle close together, and stylish tableware includes square bowls and food-friendly forks with long tines. Vegetarian and vegan options abound on the wide-ranging menu. Rangoon Ruby opened in June 2012, in the former Cafe Baklava. A sister ship opened last May in San Carlos. The chefs are veterans of Burma Superstar, the Bay Area’s hot little chain. Owner John Lee, born and raised in Burma, honed his hospitality

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City of Mountain View Swim Lessons

Mountain View

Rengstorff and Eagle Park Pools We offer swim lessons for ages 6 months to 14 years. Following the American Red Cross swim lesson program, students are divided into one of the 11 different levels taught by a certified instructor. Rengstorff Park Pool, 201 S Rengstorff Ave and Eagle Park Pool, 650 Franklin St. 650.903.6331

Club Rec Juniors & Seniors

Mountain View

Club Rec Juniors and Seniors is open for youth 6-11 years old. These traditional day camps are filled with fun theme weeks, weekly trips, swimming, games, crafts and more! Rengstorff Park, 201 S. Rengstorff Avenue 650.903.6331

Nike Tennis Camps

Stanford University

Weekly overnight and day camps offered throughout June, July and August for boys & girls ages 6-18. Options for all ability levels, great Nike prizes and camp t-shirt. Adult weekend clinics offered in June and August. Come join the fun and GET BETTER THIS SUMMER! 1.800.NIKE.CAMP (645.3226)

The Sacred Heart Sports Camp


powered by Hi-Five Sports Club Hi-Five Sports is thrilled to present our third multi-sport competitive summer camp to the San Francisco Bay Area! Through experienced, passionate, and patient coaching, we believe the timeless lessons that only sports can teach with stay with the kids for the rest of their lives. camp/bayarea_camp_summer_camp_atherton/ 650.362.4975

Spartans Sports Camp

Mountain View

Spartans Sports Camp offers multi-sport, week-long sessions for boys and girls in grades 2-6 as well as sport-specific sessions for grades 5-9. There are also strength and conditioning camps for grades 6-12. New this year are cheerleading camps for grades Pre-K - 8. Camps begin June 9th and run weekly through August 1st at Mountain View High School. The camp is run by MVHS coaches and student-athletes and all proceeds benefit the MVHS Athletic Department. Lunch and extended care are available for your convenience. Register today! www. 650.479.5906

Stanford Baseball Camps


Stanford Baseball Camps have gained national recognition as the some of the finest in the country. These camps are designed to be valuable and beneficial for a wide range of age groups and skill sets. From the novice 7 year-old, to the Division 1, professionally skilled high school player, you will find a camp that fulfills your needs. 650.723.4528

Stanford Water Polo


Ages 7 and up. New to sport or have experience, we have a camp for you. Half day or fully day option for boys and girls. All the camps offer fundamental skill work, scrimmages and games. 650.725.9016

Summer at Saint Francis

Mountain View

Sports & Activity Camp (ages 6-12): This all-sports camp provides group instruction in a variety of field, water and court games. Saint Francis faculty and students staff the camp, and the focus is always on fun. The program is dedicated to teaching teamwork, sportsmanship and positive self-esteem. After camp care and swim lessions available. 650.968.1213 x650

Summer Sports Camp@SportsHouse

Redwood City

All sports camp for kids ages 6-13 at SportsHouse from June 16 - August 15. Full day of fun, all summer long. Lunch included. After camp care optional. 650.362.4100

Summer at Saint Francis

Mountain View

Advanced Sports Camps (5th-9th grades): We offer a wide selection of advanced sports camp designed to provide players with the opportunity to improve both their skills and knowledge of a specific sport. Each camp is run by a Head Varsity Coach at Saint Francis, and is staffed by members of the coaching staff. 650.968.1213 x650


Camp Boogaloo & Camp Zoom


Mountain View

These new Summer Day Camps are sure to keep your kids busy! Camp Boogaloo, open to youth 6-11 years old, will be held at Castro Park, 505 Escuela Ave. Camp Zoom, open to youth 9-12 years old, will be held at Crittenden Athletic Field, 1500 Middlefield Road. Both of these traditional day camps are filled with fun theme weeks, weekly trips, swimming, games, crafts and more! 650.903.6331

Castilleja Summer Camp

Palo Alto

Castilleja Summer Day Camp offers a range of age-appropriate activities including athletics, art, science, computers, writing, crafts, cooking, drama, and music classes each day and weekly field trips. 650.328.3160

City of Mountain View

Mountain View

Recreation Division Discover fun with us this summer through the many programs available with the City of Mountain View Recreation Division. From sports to traditional day camps, to cooking camps, dance camps and art camps... we have it all! Mountain View Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Avenue 650.903.6331

Mountain View

50+ creative camps for Grades K-8! Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Musical Theater, School of Rock, Digital Arts, more! Oneand two-week sessions; full and half-day enrollment. Extended care available. Financial aid offered. 650.917.6800 ext. 0

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve

Children ages 6-14 can meet the livestock, help with farm chores, explore a wilderness preserve and have fun with crafts, songs and games. Older campers conclude the week with a sleepover at the Farm. Near the intersection of Hwy 85 and Hwy 280 650.903.6331

J-Camp Oshman Family JCC

Palo Alto

Exciting activities for kindergarteners through teens include swimming, field trips, sports and more. Enroll your child in traditional or special focus camps like Computer Animation, Baking, Urban Art & Murals, Outdoor Exploration and many others! 650.223.8622

Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC)

Palo Alto

PACCC summer camps offer campers, grades 1st to 6th, a wide variety of fun opportunities! Neighborhood Adventure Fun and Ultimate Adventure Fun for the more active and on-the-go campers! New this year: Sports Adventure Camp, JV for the younger athletes and Varsity for the older sports enthusiasts! We introduce FAME - Fine arts, Music and Entertainment -- a 4-week opportunity for the artists. Returning is Operation Chef for out of this world cooking fun! Swimming twice per week, periodic field trips, special visitors and many engaging camp activities, songs and skits round out the fun offerings of PACCC Summer Camps! Open to campers from all communities! Come join the fun in Palo Alto! Register online. 650.493.2361

TechKnowHow® Computer and LEGO® Summer Camp

Palo Alto Menlo Park/Sunnyvale

Fun and enriching technology classes for students, ages 5-16. Courses include LEGO® projects with motors, K’NEX®, NXT® Robotics, Arduino™, iPad® Movie Making and Game Design. Classes feature high-interest, age-appropriate projects which teach technology and science skills. Half and Full day options. Early bird and multiple week discounts are also available. 650.638.0500

YMCA of Silicon Valley What makes Y camps different?


We believe every child deserves the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Y campers experience the outdoors, make new friends and have healthy fun in a safe, nurturing environment. They become more confident and grow as individuals, and they learn value in helping others. We offer day, overnight, teen leadership and family camps. Financial assistance is available. Get your summer camp guide at camp 408.351.6400

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Palo Alto/ Pleasanton

Emerson School of Palo Alto and Hacienda School of Pleasanton open their doors and offer their innovative programs: Expository Writing, Creative Writing, Presentation Techniques, and (new) test-taking skills. Call or visit our site for details. 650.424.1267; 925.485.5750

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills

Two Six-Week Summer Sessions beginning June 10. These sessions are perfect for university students returning from summer break who need to pick up a class and high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates who want to get an early start. 650.949.7362

Harker Summer Programs

San Jose

K-12 offerings taught by exceptional, experienced faculty and staff. K-6 morning academics – focusing on math, language arts and science – and full spectrum of afternoon recreation. Grades 6-12 for credit courses and non-credit enrichment opportunities. Sports programs also offered. 408.553.0537

iD Tech Camps and iD Tech Academies

Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA)

Deer Hollow Farm Wilderness Camps

Early Learning Write Now! Summer Writing Camps


Take interests further and gain a competitive edge! Ages 7-17 create apps, video games, C++/Java programs, movies, and more at weeklong, day and overnight summer programs. Held at Stanford and others. Also 2-week, pre-college programs for ages 13-18. 1.888.709.TECH (8324)

iD Film Academy for Teens


Discover how filmmaking or photography can lead to a rewarding career. 2-week, pre-college summer programs for ages 13-18. Held at UC Berkeley, Yale, and NYU. Also weeklong camps for ages 7-17 held at iD Tech Camps. 1.888.709.TECH (8324)

iD Game Academy for Teens Design & Development

Stanford/ Bay Area

Instead of just playing games, design and develop your own. 2-week, pre-college summer programs in game design, development, programming, and 3D modeling. Also week long camps for ages 7-17 held at iD Tech Camps. 1.888.709.TECH (8324)

iD Programming Academy for Teens

Stanford/ Bay Area

Gain a competitive edge and learn how programming can become a college degree and even a rewarding career. 2-week, pre-college summer programs in programming, app development, and robotics engineering. Also weeklong camps for ages 7-17 held at iD Tech Camps. 1.888.709.TECH (8324)

Stanford Explore: A Lecture Series on Biomedical Research


EXPLORE biomedical science at Stanford! Stanford EXPLORE offers high school students the unique opportunity to learn from Stanford professors and graduate students about diverse topics in biomedical science, including bioengineering, neurobiology, immunology and many others.

Stratford School - Camp Socrates

Palo Alto/Bay Area

Academic enrichment infused with traditional summer camp fun--that’s what your child will experience at Camp Socrates. Sessions begin June 23 and end August 8, with option to attend all seven weeks, or the first four (June 23-July 18). Full or half-day, morning or afternoon programs available. Perfect for grades preschool through 8th. 17 campuses throughout Bay Area. 650.493.1151

Summer at Saint Francis

Mountain View

Summer at Saint Francis provides a broad range of academic and athletic programs for elementary through high school students. It is the goal of every program to make summer vacation enriching and enjoyable! 650.968.1213 x446




“All I wanted to do was to make something beautiful.” So said aeronautical engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose Mitsubishi A5M and A6M Zero served the Empire of Japan during WWII. Amid some controversy, living-legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki has written and directed his own latest “something beautiful,” this one a handdrawn fantasia about Horikoshi: “The Wind Rises.” Horikoshi (voiced in the English-language version by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) literally dreams of airplanes. He sets out to study engineering and lands a job at an airplane manufacturer that will build his planes. On this path, he also encounters a young woman named Nahoko (Emily Blunt), who becomes his muse. Nahoko’s struggle with tuberculosis informs one of the story’s deep-set ironies: In her devotion, Nahoko insists upon Horikoshi achieving his dreams of flight, but in the process, the couple loses valuable time to spend with each other. The film is sentimental and sweet, but as much as it deeply understands the artistic mindset of a driven creator, it also acknowledges the darker implications of a genius’ tunnel vision. Despite showcase scenes of Horikoshi’s dreams and test flights, “The Wind Rises” in some ways is Miyazaki’s most grounded film. Much of the film concerns the plodding work — and gentle, if not delicate, soul — required to achieve beauty, another way in which “The Wind Rises,” possibly Miyazaki’s swan song, skews to stealth autobiography. Rated PG-13 for some disturbing images and smoking. Two hours, six minutes. — P.C.

Gloria ---

Sebastián Lelio’s “Gloria” — Chile’s official Oscar submission — insists upon unsettling realities without either stomping on its hero’s indomitability or tacking on a deus ex machina. Socially active in Santiago, Gloria (Paulina Garcìa) is 58, years divorced and unashamed of enjoying single life to the best of her ability. Gloria refuses to be your stereotype or a writer’s stock character. She has dark nights of the soul despite a willful optimism that, this time, she’s gonna make it after all. “This time” means Rodolfo (Sergio Hernández), a somewhat older ex-Navy man she picks up on an evening out. The pair embark on a relationship as excitedly sexual as it is romantic. But time doesn’t freeze, and relationships get real. Both have adult children and exes that complicate their lives. The film’s doggedly realistic subtleties do put a weight of dullness on the sceneto-scene movement of the film. On the other hand, whenever the story reaches for catharsis, it stumbles into cliche, including a love-it-or-hate ending that, for my taste, is a little too on-the-nose. All the same, Garcìa rises above any failings to make “Gloria” an anthem for the women Hollywood forgot. Rated R for sexual content, some graphic nudity, drug use and language. One hour, 50 minutes. — P.C.


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12 Years A Slave (R) (((1/2 Century 16: 10:15 a.m., 1:20, 4:25, 7:30 & 10:35 p.m. Century 20: 1:35 & 7:15 p.m. 3 Days to Kill (PG-13) Century 16: 9 a.m., 2:20 & 7:40 p.m. Century 20: 11:10 a.m., 1:55 4:40, 7:30 & 10:15 p.m. 300: Rise of an Empire (R) Century 16: 11 a.m., 1:40, 4:20, 7 & 9:50 p.m. In 3-D at 9:20, 10:10 a.m., noon, 12:50, 2:40, 3:30, 5:20, 6:10, 8, 9 & 10:40 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m., 2, 4:40, 7:20 & 10 p.m. In 3-D at 10:40 a.m., 12:40, 1:20, 3:20, 4, 6, 6:40, 8:40 & 9:20 p.m. In X-D at noon, 2:40, 5:20, 8 & 10:40 p.m. About Last Night (R)

Century 20: 9:40 p.m.

American Hustle (R) ((( Century 16: 9:15 a.m., 12:30, 3:40, 7:10 & 10:20 p.m. Century 20: 12:55, 4, 7:10 & 10:25 p.m. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: Super-Sized R-Rated Version (R) Century 16: 12:45, 4, 7:15 & 10:30 p.m. Chicago (2002) (PG-13)

Century 20: Sun 2 p.m.

Frozen (PG) Century 16: 10:35 a.m., 1:15, 3:55, 7:20 & 10 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m., 1:50, 4:25 & 7 p.m. Gloria (R) (((

Palo Alto Square: 1:45, 4:30, 7:15 & 9:55 p.m.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (R)

Aquarius Theatre: Thu 8 p.m.

Her (R) (((( Palo Alto Square: 1, 4 & 7 p.m. Fri & Sat 10 p.m. also. The LEGO Movie (PG) ((( Century 16: 9, 10 a.m., 1, 4, 7:05 & 9:40 p.m. In 3-D at 11:50 a.m., 5:10 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 10:50 a.m., 1:30, 4:05 & 6:50 p.m. In 3-D at 11:55 a.m., 2:30, 5:10, 7:55 & 10:30 p.m. The Monuments Men (PG-13) (( Century 16: 10:20 a.m., 1:25, 4:15, 7:25 & 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 11 a.m., 2, 4:45, 7:40 & 10:30 p.m. Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) Century 16: 10:15 a.m., 12:45, 3:15, 5:45 & 8:25 p.m. In 3-D at 9, 11:30 a.m., 2, 4:30, 7:10 & 9:45 p.m. Century 20: 10:30 a.m., 1:05, 3:40, 6:15 & 8:50 p.m. In 3-D at 11:50 a.m., 2:25, 5, 7:35 & 10:10 p.m. National Theatre Live: Coriolanus (Not Rated) Sun noon. Nebraska (R) (((

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Aquarius Theatre: 4:30 & 7 p.m.

Need for Speed (PG-13) Century 20: Thu 8:30, 10 p.m. & 12:02 a.m. In 3-D at 8, 11 p.m. & 12:03 a.m. 1:55 & 10:45 p.m. 11 a.m., 4:50 & 7:50 p.m. Non-Stop (PG-13) Century 16: 9:10, 10:40, 11:55 a.m., 1:20, 2:45, 4:10, 5:30, 7:15, 8:30 & 10:05 p.m. Century 20: 11:05 a.m., 12:20, 1:40, 2:55, 4:15, 5:30, 6:55, 8:10, 9:35 & 10:45 p.m. Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014: Animated (G) Theatre: 9:30 p.m.


Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014: Live Action (Not Rated) Aquarius Theatre: 2 p.m. Philomena (PG-13) ((( Aquarius Theatre: 1, 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m. Pompeii (PG-13) 1/2 Century 16: 2:40 p.m. In 3-D at 5:20 p.m. Century 20: 10:55 a.m., 4:35 & 10:20 p.m. Century 16: 10:25 a.m., 1:25, 4:25, 7:25 & RoboCop (PG-13) (( 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 11:25 a.m., 2:10, 4:55 & 7:50 p.m. Since You Went Away (1944) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: 7:30 p.m. Sun 3 p.m. also. Son of God (PG-13) Century 16: 12:20, 3:40, 7 & 10:10 p.m. Spanish dubbed at 9:05 a.m. & 3:35 p.m. Century 20: 11:30 a.m. 2:40, 4:10, 7:20, 9 & 10:35 p.m. Spanish dubbed at 1 & 5:50 p.m. Tim’s Vermeer (PG-13)

Guild Theatre: 2, 4, 6 & 8 p.m.

Toe to Toe: Canelo vs. Angulo (PG-13)

Century 20: Sat 6 p.m.

Century 16: The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu) (PG-13) (((1/2 English dubbed at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 & 4:35 p.m. English subtitles at 7:35 & 10:35 p.m. Century 20: English subtitles at 1:25, 4:25, 7:25 & 10:25 p.m. The Wolf of Wall Street (R) (((1/2 Century 16: 11:45 a.m., 3:45 & 7:50 p.m. Century 20: 12:05, 3:55 & 8:15 p.m. AQUARIUS: 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto (266-9260) CENTURY CINEMA 16: 1500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View (800-326-3264) CENTURY 20 DOWNTOWN: 825 Middlefield Road, Redwood City (800-326-3264) CINEARTS AT PALO ALTO SQUARE: 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (493-3456) STANFORD THEATRE: 221 University Ave., Palo Alto (324-3700) For show times, plot synopses and more information about any films playing at the Aquarius, visit -Skip it --Some redeeming qualities ---A good bet ----Outstanding

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Tim Jenison adjusts a model’s wig as he tries to recreate a Vermeer painting in “Tim’s Vermeer.”

TIM’S VERMEER --(Guild) Watching paint dry has never been more fascinating than it is in “Tim’s Vermeer,” a documentary produced by the magicians Penn & Teller. In his feature debut, Teller directs this account of how inventor Tim Jenison labored to recreate a Vermeer painting using a controversial method. In order to prove that Johnannes Vermeer (the 17th Century Dutch Master behind works like “Girl with a Pearl Earring”) achieved his near-photo-realistic effects with the aid of technology, Jenison experimented with simple machine designs to find a functional one. The answer, as Jenison sees it, is a type of camera obscura that would have allowed Vermeer to painstakingly paint over a mirrored image of a live tableau. One might make certain assumptions about the resulting film, but Jenison told Teller, “if I don’t succeed there won’t be a movie, right?” and the director responded, “Oh, there will be a movie.” And indeed the movie has its elements of suspense: will the achingly slow process break Jenison mentally, and can a complete amateur at painting produce a work comparable to that of Vermeer? That latter question explains the great offense taken by many art experts to those who support the theory of Vermeer employing technology: wouldn’t such a method turn their old master into something of a fraud? Others don’t see it that way, and Teller and his magician partner Penn Jillette (who serves as narrator and onscreen presence) round up some celebrated folks sympathetic to Jenison’s point of view, including English artist David Hockney and comic actor/painter Martin Mull. Such episodes serve to break up potential tedium: Jenison gets out of his studio to Holland and England, where he meets with Hockney and attempts to overcome protocol and examine a Vermeer held in a private area of Buckingham Palace. The only real knock against “Tim’s Vermeer” is that it has the feel of a

television documentary (the style is not unlike a more polite, extended episode of Penn & Teller’s own docu-series “Bulls**t!”). But the film earns its keep by being informative and briskly entertaining. It helps that the likeably wry Jenison is such an interesting character in his own right, a true Renaissance man — and self-made millionaire — who has earned the luxury of bettering himself through arts and crafts D.I.Y. hobbyism. Part of the fun is in the obsessiveness required to even attempt such a stunt, including recruiting and costuming live models (one of whom is Jenison’s daughter) and recreating and set-dressing a 17th century room. All types of obsessives (tech-heads, art geeks, and even LARPers) should get a kick out of the lengths to which Jenison goes and the nerdgasm discoveries he makes in the process. The results don’t devalue Vermeer, but they do exalt Jenison’s spirit of exploration. Rated PG-13 for some strong language. One hour, twenty minutes. — Peter Canavese

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE --1/2 “300: Rise of an Empire” is the sort of movie that can short-circuit a film critic’s wiring. Both a bloodbath and deliriously entertaining high camp, this prequel-sequelparallel plotline to Warner Brothers’ 2006 hit will appeal mainly to meatheads, but those with a tolerance for over-the-top violence may appreciate it on other levels. One of those levels may be “sexy,” given the doubling-down on the fleshiness of “300”: in addition to the rock-hard abs and bulging biceps of this ancient battle epic’s Greek and Persian forces, “300: Rise of an Empire” features a knockabout sex scene to end all knockabout sex scenes (sorry, Michael Douglas). Another level is classical-epic sweep: this is nothing if not a Homeric blend of legend and myth, with a credible take on glorified Greek attitudes to war Continued on next page

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more than pure sensation from their movies. This latest account of the 79 A.D. volcanic disaster that laid waste to Roman city Pompeii doesn’t play games. Rather, it serves up large quantities of gladiatorial clashes, disaster-movie mayhem and fleshy bits (rock-hard abs and juicy thighs, as per the PG-13 rating). But in place of actual drama, the screenplay by Janet Scott Batchler & Lee Batchler (“Batman Forever”) and Michael Robert Johnson (“Sherlock Holmes”) actively works to make you remember other dramas you’ve seen, in the hope that narrative shorthand will be enough. Kit Harington and his torso play Milo, who as a wee Celtic boy survived a Roman victory over Celtic rebels only to find himself pressed into slavery and a “career” as a gladiator. Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content. One hour, 45 minutes. —P.C.



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that nods to its horrors while gleefully depicting bone-crushings, stabbings, and amputations of every extremity (see also “The Iliad”). Specifically, “300: Rise of an Empire” concerns Themistokles of Athens (Sullivan Stapleton of TV’s “Strike Back”), a politician and general who plies Queen Gorgo of Sparta (Lena Headey) for support in the war against Persian invaders (Gorgo eventually sees off Gerard Butler’s Leonidas — glimpsed only in flashback — to the events of “300”). Since Themistokles slew King Darius of Persia at the Battle of Marathon, the Athenian made a formidable enemy of Darius’ son Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro). Xerxes hardly needs the added motivation, but Darius’ adoptive daughter Artemisia (full-bore villainess Eva Green) goes all Lady Macbeth on Xerxes, prodding him to restyle himself as a god among men and

whip up the Persian forces to crush Greece. History buffs, take note: this is your chance to see the Battle of Salamis and the Battle of Artemisium misrepresented on screen. As with “300,” the follow-up can be read as a white hat-black hat allegory for domestic democracy versus Middle-Eastern “Others.” But one senses that the filmmakers have made a conscious effort to tamp down that nagging, politically incorrect sensibility: for as vampy-bad as Artemisia is, she’s given a sympathetic “why I’m bad” backstory, as is Xerxes. By humanizing the Persians a little, this sequel’s thankfully not quite as hawkish as its own characters. Taking the reins from Zack Snyder, Noam Murro could hardly be a more unlikely choice of director. His only other feature directing credit is the entertaining but hardly action-packed 2008 comedy-drama “Smart People,” which takes place in Pittsburgh.

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And yet Murro both honors the “300” style (after Frank Miller, on whose graphic novels the films are based, with lots of slo-mo and gushing blood) and subtly improves on it with his own touch of tasteful dark lushness (perhaps it’s the new color-coding of Athenian cerulean blue replacing Spartan red). Don’t get me wrong: “300: Rise of an Empire” is still pretty garish; it’s just sorta garish-pretty. It’s also unabashedly hard-”R”-rated, and the fetishization of violence, however Homeric, can be offputting, especially in deliberately in-your-face 3D. But thanks largely to Green demonstrably having a ball, this strange brew of “Athenian shock combat” and “Abercrombie and Twitch” posing stands little chance of boring audiences. Rated R for strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language. One hour, twenty minutes. — Peter Canavese

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“Winter’s Tale” seems to have a target audience of those who collect cherub posters, God bless ‘em. As adapted by Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman from Mark Helprin’s novel, “Winter’s Tale” is a spiritual film that runs on JudeoChristian good-versus-evil mythology and the firm belief that love conquers all, especially if you have a magic flying horse. Colin Farrell plays Peter Lake, an orphan thief who, in 1916 New York, burgles an Upper West Side manse only to find PreRaphaelite-esque heiress Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay) playing Brahms on the piano. The meet-scary gets weirder when Lake asks, “What’s wrong with you?” and Penn replies, “Consumption. I’m 21, and I’ve never been kissed on the mouth.” Before you laugh, remember, this is an Oscar-winning screenwriter. Anyway, out of presumable chivalry, Lake doesn’t immediately oblige Penn’s come-hither-noseriously-come-hither advances, waiting until he can be sized up skeptically by her dad (William Hurt). Rated PG-13 for violence and some sensuality. One hour, 58 minutes. minutes. — P.C.


Wisely, the new “RoboCop” acknowledges how times have changed since Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 original. The 2028 setting of director Jose Padilha’s film has Americans grappling with the use of advanced “drone” technology: Sure, it’s OK as deployed in the streets of Tehran, but Detroit? Not so much. The weaponstechnology giant OmniCorp — as per ruthless CEO Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton) — wants to expand into the domestic market, but they’re having trouble bribing the necessary politicians to change the law in their favor. Giving the people what they want, Sellars pursues cyborg technology that will meld ultimate firepower and precision to a consciousness capable of making humane calls about use of force. Intriguingly, much of Joshua Zetumer’s screenplay concerns R&D, marketing meetings and product testing of the idea that eventually becomes “RoboCop”: a construct built around the remains of wounded-in-action cop Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman of “The Killing”). Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action including fre-

netic gun violence throughout, brief strong language, sensuality and some drug material. One hour, 48 minutes. — P.C.


It’s just another day in Bricksburg for Emmet Brickowoski (Chris Pratt, in hilariously bubbly mode), an ordinary, regular, generic construction worker Lego “minifigure” in a disturbingly conformist world. With his “prodigiously empty mind,” Emmet is content to “follow the instructions” by rooting for the local sports team, drinking expensive coffee and singing insidiously infectious pop song “Everything is Awesome!!!” while he works. But a freedom fighter named Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) informs Emmet he might be “the Special” prophecied by a wizard named Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman). The surreal narrative that follows riffs on “The Matrix,” with its hero getting his mind blown by alternate realities as he comes to terms with being, just maybe, the only one who can save Legokind. Dastardly President Business (Will Ferrell) wields corporate control over everything (including voting machines) and plans to freeze society into the polar opposite of freedom. Armed with “the piece of resistance” and aided by a team of “Master Builders” who “change everything,” Emmet sets off on his Hero’s Journey. Rated PG for mild action and rude humor. One hour, 40 minutes. — P.C.


Adapted by George Clooney and Grant Heslov from the book by Robert M. Edsel (with Bret Witter), “The Monuments Men” merrily fictionalizes the true story of the Allied armies’ Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program, tasked with recovering, restoring and returning to rightful owners buildings, monuments and artwork — while the Nazis continue to steal paintings and sculptures for a planned Fuhrer Museum. Clooney plays art historian Frank Stokes (patterned on conservationist George L. Stout), who presses for the importance of saving monuments from bombs, and art from Hitler’s grubby little hands. Stokes recruits art restorer James Granger (Matt Damon), architect Richard Campbell (Bill Murray), sculptor Walter Garfield (John Goodman), French art dealer Jean Claude Clermont (Jean Dujardin), theater director Preston Savitz (Bob Balaban) and British art consultant Donald Jeffries (Hugh Bonneville) to shadow troops and gain access to lost or endangered art. The aging monuments men’s mission requires them to submit to basic training and face life-threatening dangers in the field, but as we’re told again and again, the risk is worth the reward. Rated PG-13 for some images of war violence and historical smoking. One hour, 58 minutes. — P.C.

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‘Watercolor Travels’ by Mark Garner “Watercolor Travels — Near ... and Far” by Palo Alto artist Mark Garner, is on display at Gallery 9, featuring watercolor paintings based on adventures both nationally and internationally. An opening reception will be held Sunday, March 9, 3-6 p.m. March 4-30, Tues.-Sat., 11-5 p.m.; Sun., 12-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.

BENEFITS/FUNDRAISERS Sheryl Sandberg at GMS Scholarship Breakfast The Girls’ Middle School Annual Scholarship Breakfast will feature keynote speaker Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and author of “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.” March 7, 7:45-9:30 a.m. $125 ($85 of each ticket is tax-deductible). Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Call 650-681-3307.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS Classes at For the Love of Dance For the Love of Dance offers training in ballet, jazz, tap and other styles of dance. Serving Mountain View, Palo Alto, Los Altos and Sunnyvale, it is a familyowned studio that teaches dance to children and adults at all levels of ability. Visit the website to learn about specific offerings. March through December. Prices vary. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Call 650-861-0650. Create a Container Garden with Sarah Easley Sarah Easley will give a demonstration and talk about the elements of design she uses to create eye-catching container gardens. Then students will create their own designs using materials provided. March 7, 9 a.m.- noon. $45 member; $55 non-member. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Call 650-329-1356 ext. 201. How to Ditch Your Car and Shop by Bike This class will discuss ways to shop more frequently by bike, as well as offer assistance in building grocery bag panniers. March 8, 3-5 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 650-526-7020. www. Zoom In - Video Production 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. March 10-19; Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $145. Midpeninsula Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. Call 650494-8686 ext. 11.

COMMUNITY EVENTS ‘March Into Fashion’ Spring Fashion Show Spring fashions from Boutique 4 and Chico’s of Los Altos will be shown by eight models escorted by Mountain View Firefighters in dress uniform. March 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $36 if RSVP by Feb. 21. Michael’s at Shoreline, 2960 Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Call 408-744-1474. www. ‘No Kidding Me 2!!’ Film Screening Los Altos High school LET’S club and the Family Services of Silicon Valley will be showing the film, “No Kidding Me 2!!”, to help dispel the stigma and shame associated with mental health concerns. March 12, 7-9 p.m. Free (donations accepted). Los Altos High School, 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-960-8816. ESL Conversation Club Those learning or improving spoken English are invited to come practice at the club with casual conversation and friendly company. All levels are welcome, and no registration is required. Wednesdays, March through May, 5-6 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 650-526-7020. lib/eventcalendar.asp?df=list&nd=90&kw=esl Sew Sew Saturday Mountain View Public Library has four Baby Lock (Grace model) sewing

machines and one serger. The library invites all to come sew on Saturday mornings. Registration required to use machines, hand sewers welcome to drop-in. March through May, 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 650-526-7020. asp?df=list&nd=90&kw=sew The Heart of Recovery The Heart of Recovery is a meditation and sharing support group bringing together Buddhist meditation practice and the Twelve Steps with the goal of integrating the basic goodness of meditation with a commitment to abstinence. The group meets second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. Free (donations accepted). Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Call 650-3521499.

CONCERTS Live Music Improv Chin-Fei Chan (flute), Jim Kassis (percussion) and Daniel Wood (horn) will improvise a concert, using musical games, themes and props. March 16, 2-3 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. www.arts4all. org/attend/concerts.htm

ENVIRONMENT Spring Tree Walk At this event presented by the library in partnership with Mountain View Trees, arborists will tell stories as attendees ramble through the trees of Pioneer Park. All ages are welcome, please keep pets on leash. This walk will take place rain or shine. Registration is not required, but it is appreciated. March 8, 12-1 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 650-526-7020. www.

EXHIBITS ‘Imagined Spaces and Paintings’ by Ernest Regua This exhibition will display artist Ernest Regua’s abstract work at the museum from Feb. 7 until March 30, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. www. American Photographs: A Cultural History Professor Alexander Nemerov designed this exhibition to illuminate his course on American photographs. The 14 works on display range from a Civil War-era photograph by Timothy O’Sullivan to street photography by Robert Frank, work by Diane Arbus from the 1960s and Helen Levitt from the 1970s. March 12 to July 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.

FAMILY AND KIDS ‘Carmen for Families - The Movie’ As part of the San Francisco Opera’s “Opera in an Hour” series, this Georges Bizet opera will be screened. In English. Recommended for ages 10+. March 8, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.. Free. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Call 415565-3274. Author Oliver Chin San Francisco author Oliver Chin will be at Linden Tree Books in Los Altos to read his book “Julie Black Belt.” There will also be a martial arts demonstration. This book is most appropriate for girls ages 5-8. March 8, 1 p.m. Free. Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos. Call 650-949-3390. Future Farmers Kids who love animals can shadow Hidden Villa interns as they do their afternoon chores, seeing firsthand how cows, sheep, goats, chickens and pigs are cared for. This is a kids-only class, in a small group of four. March 8, 2:30-4:30 p.m. $35. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-6326. www. The Pop Ups Grammy-nominated Pop Ups present “Radio Jungle,” a new comedic adventure filled with magic and music. March 9, 10 a.m.-12

p.m. $15 members; $18 non-members; $20 at the door. Seiler Family Gymnasium, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. the-pop-ups/

FILM ‘The Shape of Water’ Film To celebrate International Women’s Day, the film “The Shape of Water” will be screened, followed by a Q&A with founder of the Global Women’s Water Initiative and Stanford Social Entrepreneurship Fellow Gemma Bulos. March 12, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Stanford Bechtel International Center, 584 Capistrano Way, Stanford. events/814722491877798/

HEALTH 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.

FOOD AND DRINK Might Cheese Cracking Event At noon, many Whole Foods Market locations will unite in an attempt to break the record for most wheels of cheese cracked at once. The event includes the chance to win a piece of fresh ParmigianoReggiano, straight from the wheel, along with cooking demos, wine tasting and more. March 8, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Whole Foods Market, Palo Alto, 774 Emerson St., Palo Alto. Call 650326-8676.

LIVE MUSIC Master Sinfonia Concert - Los Altos This Master Sinfonia concert will feature David Ramadanoff conducting Beethoven, Mahler and Copland and Layna Shianakas as soloist for Mahler and Copland songs. March 16, 2:30-5:30 p.m. $15-25. Free for youth under 18. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos. aspx?c=Concert3. Mountain View Plaza Palooza The City of Mountain View is hosting a series of events on the downtown Mountain View Civic Center Plaza. Local musicians and entertainers will perform; food and drink will be served. Event is held rain or shine. March 7, noon-1:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6331. www.mountainview. gov/city_hall/comm_services/recreation_programs_and_services/community_events/ plaza_events.asp Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble Long-time Santana percussionist Karl Perazzo performs as a special guest artist with the Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble. He will be performing several classic and modern salsa pieces specifically prepared for this concert. March 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $15 general; $10 seniors and students. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford. Call 831-295-2253.

ON STAGE ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Musical Mountain View High School presents “Catch Me If You Can”, a musical based on the movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. A live pit orchestra will back the performers. March 6-8 and 13-15, 7-9 p.m. $15 general; $10 youth; $2 infant. Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-940-4625. mvhstickets ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Youth Drama For All — a Los Altos-based inclusive drama program open to all youth in special and general education classes — is putting on a production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” March 8, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. $7; free for children under 2. Gardner Bullis Elementary School, 25890 W. Fremont Road, Los Altos

NHIGHLIGHT MOUNTAIN VIEW ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION Activities include themed children’s arts and crafts, tree-planting ceremony, treeclimbing demonstration, tree tours and children’s stories in the library. Free hot dogs and drinks will be served while visiting booths. Talk to the biggest foliage fans, arborists, to learn everything about trees. March 8, 10:15 a.m. Free. Pioneer Memorial Park, 1146 Church St., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6259.

Hills. Call 408-210-2030. www.ydfacharlie2014. ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Musical Foothill Music Theatre and Foothill Theatre Arts present the rock musical comedy, “Little Shop of Horrors,” in which a down-and-out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving. Feb. 20-March 9, Thursday-Sunday, 7:30 p.m. $13-28. Foothill College, Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. ‘Once on This Island’ TheatreWorks presents the Tony Award-nominated musical “Once on This Island.” March 5-30, 2 p.m., 7:30 or 8 p.m. $19-$73. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-463-1960. www. Treat Social Club Performance The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center is holding an event with Treat Social Club that will include a 20-piece jazz orchestra, aerial artists, food and drinks. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. March 13, 8-10 p.m. $30 members, $35 non-members; $40 door, $45 premium seating. Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Call 650-223-8664. events/2014/03/13/social-events/treat-socialclub-music-film-dance-games-food/

RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY Young Meditator Night Young Meditators are a group of people in their 20s and 30s who meet weekly to deepen their personal practice and explore how they can use that ground to cultivate good human relationships, communities and society. Time is allowed for sitting meditation and discussion. Every Tuesday, through April 29, 7:15-9:30 p.m. Free (donations accepted). Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Call 615-3303622.

SENIORS City Council ‘Meet and Greet’ The Senior Advisory Committee (SAC) will be hosting a “Meet and Greet” with City Council members. City Council and SAC members will be eating at different tables to maximize the opportunity to hear from Mountain View’s seniors. March 14, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330. CSA Information and Referral Day Community Services Agency’s Senior Case Managers will provide assistance with vital medical forms by giving a walk-through on how to correctly complete the forms, explaining what to do with them once completed and answering any questions. Appointments are required; arrange them at the Senior Center’s front desk or call 650-9036330. March 18, 10-11 a.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330. city_hall/comm_services/recreation_programs_ and_services/senior_center/ MV Senior Center Annual Talent Show Sign-ups are being taken for the 3rd Annual Senior Center talent show, “Hot Cup of Talent Joe.” Seniors who can joke, juggle, sing, salsa or exercise another talent can apply. Pick up an application at the Mountain View Senior Center front desk, due no later than Friday, March 14. The talent show will be on March 25, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330. www. Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC) Workshop This two-hour workshop will provide an overview of SVILC’s services to the cross-disability community in Santa Clara County, focusing on how SVILC can help with housing search and assistance. March 13, 1-3 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330.

SPORTS Secrets of the Silicon Valley Roller Girls A Q&A session with the Silicon Valley Roller Girls will discuss roller derby and how one might become a jammer, blocker or a pivot. March 13, 7-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 650-526-7020.

LECTURES & TALKS ‘Inventing Future Entrepreneurs’ Lecture Michelle Khine, Ph.D., will give a talk, “Inventing Future Entrepreneurs,” focusing on the growing need to cultivate “homegrown” STEM student innovators. Marc Tarpenning, co-founder of Tesla Motors, will give opening remarks. March 14, 7 p.m. $8 general admission includes parking; $5 Foothill students. Foothill College, Room 5015, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650949-6232. php?sr=2&rec_id=3291 ‘Yoga: The Art of Transformation’ Lecture The Asian Art Museum Lecture Series will have its third and final presentation. Temple sculptures, devotional icons, illustrated manuscripts and court paintings - in addition to colonial and early modern photographs, books and films - will shed light on yoga’s tenets and history. March 12, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, Program Room, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-948-7683. Julian Hoffman at Books Inc. Winner of the 2011 Nonfiction Prize for the essay “Faith in a Forgotten Place,” Julian Hoffman shares the manuscript containing this prize-winning work, “The Small Heart of Things: Being at Home in a Beckoning World.” March 11, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-428-1234. event/2014/02/18/month/all/all/1 Ocean Cruising Maureen Jones of All Horizons Travel will talk about two cruises: 11 days in the Mediterranean and 14 days in Australia and New Zealand. March 11, 7-8 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. www. SFMOMA Talk: Gerogia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams SFMOMA docents will lead a presentation on these two American artists. March 17, 7-9 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Sue Fliess at Books Inc. Local author Sue Fleiss will read from the illustrated guide to all things pirate, “How to Be a Pirate.” March 8, 4 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View. month/all/all/1 Technology and Society Committee Luncheon Eric E. Sabelman, Ph.D., an engineer in the Neurosurgery Department at Kaiser Hospital in Redwood City, describes new tools for discovering how the brain works, including developments in optogenetics, functional and other magnetic imaging techniques, and braincomputer interfaces. March 11, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch is $12. Hangen Szechuan Restaurant, 134 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-969-7215. The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology John Hollar will moderate a conversation with professor Peretz Lavie, the Technion’s 16th president. Along with Israel’s penchant for innovation and entrepreneurship, they will talk about the Technion’s storied history and Lavie’s path to its presidency. March 12, 3-4 p.m. Free. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. www.computerhistory. org/events

VOLUNTEERS Coffee for Volunteers Anyone interested in volunteering at the Los Altos History Museum can come by for coffee and learn what the museum is all about. March 7, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Call 650-948-9427, ext. 14.

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1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement JIM’S BUILDING SERVICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 587939 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Jim’s Building Services, located at 51 Fairhaven Ct., 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): JIM MATEJKA 51 Fairhaven Ct. 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 February 5, 2014. (MVV Feb. 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7, 2014) MICHAEL P CHENG DDS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 587844 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Michael P Cheng DDS, located at 1286 Kifer Rd., Ste. 102, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): MP CHENG DDS INC. 1286 Kifer Rd. Ste. 102 Sunnyvale, CA 94086 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 01/23/2014. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on February 03, 2014. (MVV Feb. 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7, 2014) BONSAI RESEARCH CONSULTING AND EDITING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 588325 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Bonsai Research Consulting and Editing, located at 940 Cottrell Way, Stanford, CA 94305, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): PATRICIA CHANG 940 Cottrell Way Stanford, CA 94305 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 February 14, 2014. (MVV Feb. 21, 28, Mar. 7, 14, 2014)

COOKING PAPA FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 588293 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Cooking Papa, located at 1962 W. El Camino Read, 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): MY COOKING PAPA, INC. 949A Edgewater Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404 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 February 14, 2014. (MVV Feb. 21, 28, Mar. 7, 14, 2014) HIPLegal LLP FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 587735 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: HIPLegal LLP, located at 226 Flynn Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: Limited Liability Partnership. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): JULIE STEPHENSON 226 Flynn Ave. Mountain View, CA 94043 ANNIE ROGASKI 425 Los Pajaros Court Los Altos, 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 January 31, 2014. (MVV Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 2014)

997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JAMES L. KING aka JAMES LAWRENCE KING Case No.: 1-14-PR-173961 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of JAMES L. KING aka JAMES LAWRENCE KING. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: DAVID A. KING in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA CLARA. The Petition for Probate requests that: DAVID A. KING be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the

Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on April 3, 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/ Deborah G. Kramer Radin (SBN 175811) Kramer Radin, LLP 280 Second Street, Suite 100 Los Altos, CA 94022 (650)941-8600 (MVV Mar. 7, 14, 21, 2014)

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