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Los Altos grads defy characterization QUIRKY CLASS OF 2014 DOES NOT FIT THE MOLD By Kevin Forestieri


rincipal Wynne Satterwhite admitted defeat. She said she spent the last month trying to find a single narrative thread that captured the class of 2014 at Los Altos High School, and at the graduation ceremony on Friday, June 6, she told family and friends of the students that she couldn’t do it. There is no one way to describe these students. Satterwhite said the students have seemingly contradictory traits — like private extroverts — and draw inspiration from all over the place, quoting

Einstein, MalFull colm X, Noam graduation Chomsky and coverage Forrest Gump. starts on “They have page 10. their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground, ready to leave this world better than they found it,” Satterwhite said. Satterwhite said she would include the late Maya Angelou as an honorary member of the class of 2014. She said Angelou defied characterization throughout her life, just like the class of 2014, and would have celebrated the See LOS ALTOS GRADS, page 12


Valeria Quintana watches as Gloria Carbajal fixes Estefani Gomez’s mortarboard as they prepare to graduate with the Los Altos High School class of 2014.

Council weighs office, hotel proposals for Moffett Gateway By Daniel DeBolt


n Tuesday four developers sought the City Council’s favor to develop the cityowned Moffett Gateway property, presenting various ways to arrange hotel and office buildings on the 6.7-acre site on Moffett Boulevard at Highway 101. Developers wooed the city with

fancy renderings and promises to bring in brand-name hoteliers, public amenities like park space, signature restaurants, longdesired conference and meeting rooms, environmentally friendly LEED silver buildings, bike sharing programs and bridges to the Stevens Creek Trail. Narrowed down from 12 initial proposals, all four included hotels, some

Council places pay raise on November ballot By Daniel DeBolt


fter debating the issue in April, City Council members voted Tuesday to put a pay raise for themselves on the November ballot to see if it passes muster with voters. Council pay would increase from $600 a month to $1,000 a month, with annual adjustments


for inflation. In a 4-2 vote, council members Margaret Abe Koga and John Inks voted against the ballot measure, with Abe-Koga saying that council members should be paid based on how much time they actually spend on the job. Member John McAlister, who supported the raise in April, was absent. Council pay would still be

with office space. The council met behind closed doors afterwards to discuss the proposals and will officially select a developer on June 24, said Alex Andrade, the city’s economic development director. Because of the city’s booming tech industry, “there’s a lot of travelers coming here with nowhere to stay — that’s the reality,” said

Robert Olson, CEO of R.D. Olson, one of the prospective developers. Olson noted in his presentation that there is over 800,000 square feet of office being built in Mountain View and much more in the works. “Try to get a room tonight, it’s crazy,” he said. The city purchased the site several years ago for $9.5 million and last year the City Council agreed

with the goal of leasing it to generate revenue for city services. City staff and their consultants do not recommend the site for housing, as it would not bring in as much revenue as hotel and office development and would suffer from freeway noise. “(Housing is) not appropriate

lower than what voters approved for the council in 1984, which would equal $1,137 today if adjusted for inflation (the 1984 measure paid council members $500 a month). “In my opinion, what this is doing is restoring what voters approved 30 years ago,” said council member Mike Kasperzak. Unlike other city employees whose salaries tied to inflation, “We have gotten an annual decrease” in pay through decreased buying power, Kasperzak said. “It’s not a raise, it’s an adjustment.”

Ronit Bryant switched her vote Tuesday, going from opposing the raise in April to saying she wanted to allow voters to decide. Bryant had originally made a case for the raise as a way to attract candidates who need to work for a living, and said, “I was opposed to this because I didn’t think moving to $1,000 is making a difference either, in terms of diversity” among council candidates. The proposed raise doesn’t allow a council member to say, “I’ll just work part time.” In April council members vot-

ed 4-3 to pursue the raise. Members had expressed concerns that voters would not approve a proposal that would bring the salary to $1,200 a month, even though it would raise their effective hourly pay to only slightly above minimum wage. Council members told the Voice that they work an average of 30 hours a week, which comes out to $5 an hour at $600 a month, $8.33 at $1,000 a month and $10 at $1,200 a month. California’s minimum wage is $8 an hour and will rise to $9 on July 1.


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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF AUDIO VISUAL EQUPMENT AT THE MOUNTAIN VIEW WHISMAN SCHOOL DISTRICT GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROJECT – MEASURE G Mountain View Whisman School District invites proposals from qualified individuals, firms, partnerships, corporations, associations, or professional organizations to provide purchase and installation of audio visual equipment at Crittenden Middle School and Graham Middle School in the Mountain View Whisman School District Measure G Projects. If your firm wishes to submit a proposal for this RFP, please submit one (1) unbound original and five (5) bound copies of your completed proposal package to the following address: RFP for Purchase & Installation of Audio Visual Equipment Mountain View Whisman School District Attn: Terese McNamee, Chief Business Officer 750-A San Pierre Avenue Mountain View, California 94043 All proposals must be submitted to the above address in a sealed envelope labeled RFP for Audio Visual Equipment no later than 3:00pm local time on July 1, 2014. RFP packets can be downloaded at measure-g-rfps-rfqs or be picked up at the District Office, listed above. For questions regarding this RFP, contact the District’s Technology Director: Jon Aker 650-526-3500 Office / 650-964-8907 Fax A non-mandatory bid walk for this project will be held on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 1:00pm at Crittenden Middle School, 1701 Rock Street, Mountain View, CA 94043. This is not a formal request for bids or an offer by the Mountain View Whisman School District to contract with any party responding to this request. The Mountain View Whisman School District reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.


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Think tank looks to solve housing woes By Daniel DeBolt



Golfers enjoy a sunny Tuesday at Shoreline Golf Links. An unknown golfer is suspected to be responsible for the deaths of two rare burrowing owls at the golf course.

Did golfers kill burrowing owls? BOTTLE STUFFED IN BURROW AT GOLF COURSE TRAPPED PAIR OF OWLS By Daniel DeBolt


ity officials revealed this week that a pair of the city’s rare burrowing owls were found dead in their burrow on the Shoreline Golf Links course in March, apparently killed by a plastic sand bottle from a golf cart. City wildlife biologist Phil Higgins said the pair was found trapped in their burrow — the bottle shoved into its opening — on Monday, March 17. The ground-dwelling birds suffered from “dehydration and environmental stress.”

Both owls appeared dead until one began moving and was quickly rushed off to a wildlife rescue center. It eventually had to be euthanized “due to the severity of its injuries,” Higgins said in an email. That particular owl had also suffered from a significant physical blow of some sort, as a “degloving injury” is also noted as a cause of its death, Higgins said. Found stuck into their burrow was a seed and sand bottle supplied to golfers to help repair divots in the turf caused by golf club swings. While there are records that

Mayor proposes flying rainbow flag By Daniel DeBolt


he city’s first openly gay mayor, Chris Clark, has proposed another first, flying the rainbow flag on a city hall flag pole. “The rainbow flag is a symbol not just of the LGBT community but tolerance and diversity in general,” Clark said Tuesday, making his pitch to fly the flag “for a day or two, or a weekend”

at some point in June, which is pride month for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Clark asked the council’s procedures committee to consider it, as he said he took a look at city policies about flags and “there wasn’t anything around nonofficial flags.” Council members were largely supportive, though there were some concerns about how the

may show who used the course over the weekend after the owls were last seen alive on March 14, Higgins said he was not aware of any suspects in the case. “We are so puzzled, as nothing like this has ever happened in the past,” Higgins added. “We are aware of the incident and the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s law enforcement division is investigating the incident,” said Andrew Hughan, public information officer for the state agency. “We can’t really say any more than See BURROWING OWLS, page 8

city would now have to figure out how to treat other groups wanting to fly a flag. They voted 5-1 to consider the idea and maybe draft a policy allowing use of city flag poles. John Inks voted no. “I don’t know how I would react if someone wanted to display a flag on pro-marriage or right to life,” Inks said. “Until we’ve had a policy in place to determine what’s appropriate, I think I’ll hold off on this.” Council member Margaret Abe-Koga noted that the city of San Jose often flies flags of other countries, and member Ronit Bryant said having a flag pole

n an event sponsored by a San Francisco. coalition of residents con“Housing is a regional probcerned with the Mountain lem, but it doesn’t mean any one View’s housing problems, a San city can step back and say, ‘We Francisco-based group is com- don’t have any responsibility to ing Monday, June 16, to present the rest of the region,’” Terplan ways to bring affordable hous- told the Voice, addressing a sening back to Mountiment expressed tain View and the by some Mountain region. View City Coun‘Housing is Egon Terplan cil members and of San Franciscocouncil candia regional based SPUR — a dates. 113-year-old hous- problem, but it S PU R is ing and tenant known in San doesn’t mean Francisco for advoadvocacy organization — is set to new zoning any one city cating speak on Monday to allow adequate at 6:30 p.m. at the growth can step back housing Adobe building at to meet demand 157 Moffett Blvd. lower housing and say, ‘We and The event is sponprices along with sored by the Moun- don’t have any supporting a host tain View Chamof other projects, responsibility such as experiber of Commerce, the Mountain menting with variView Coalition for to the rest of the ous building types Sustainable Planto reduce develregion.’ ning, Peninsula opment costs, Interfaith Action, increasing subsiEGON TERPLAN Friends of Caltrain dized housing and and the Campaign t ra nsit-or iented for a Balanced development, and Mountain View. empowering regional organiThere is growing interest zations such as the Association among San Franciscans in of Bay Area Governments to Mountain View’s housing provide incentives to cities to shortage, now seen as driving build adequate housing. factor in the gentrification of More information is at spur. San Francisco, symbolized to org. many by Google’s white comEmail Daniel DeBolt muter buses taking employees at between Mountain View and

to “fly ‘a flavor of the day flag’ would actually be a lot of fun.” “In 2011, an Armenian group asked us to fly a flag and some Germans asked us to fly a flag and we said no,” said council member Jac Siegel. “It’s not that I’m not in favor of it but I’m trying to be fair to everybody.” No one from the public opposed the idea. “If you do something for one group, you really should do it for others as well,” said council candidate Jim Neal. Resident Don Bahl talked about the importance of the American flag and the city and federal rules for how it is used at City Hall. “The flag is wrapped up with

our feeling of American pride,” Bahl said. “This flag was flown over the White House on Sept 11 2001. It was flown for Trina Bahl, my wife.” Holding another flag, he said, “This flag covered the coffin of my wife’s brother,” a combat fighter pilot in Vietnam. “We should honor the flag and we should abide by the rules.” Clark clarified that the rainbow flag would not replace any of the flags flown at City Hall: the U.S. flag, California state flag and city flag. “This would fly below the city flag,” Clark said. Email Daniel DeBolt at

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he Mountain View Parent Nursery School delayed plans to break ground and move in to a vacant lot neighboring Oak Elementary this summer. The preschool will continue to teach kids for another year at their Mountain View High School location, and extend their relocation fundraising efforts for another month. The preschool staff had planned to start the move as early as this summer. But according to Claire Koukoutsakis, director at the Mountain View Parent Nursery School, they were ill-prepared to move over so quickly. The utilities, including pipes and electricity, haven’t been set up at the new site, and going through the process with PG&E will take months, she said. After several meetings with Mountain View Los-Altos School District administrators, the preschool worked out a deal to continue their stay at Mountain View High School’s campus until next year, when they plan to uproot and leave for a vacant lot adjacent to the Foothill Covenant Church. Associate Superintendent Laura Stefanski said that the district will delay any plans they had for the soon-to-be vacant parcel for another year as well. And the school might need

the time too. Their fundraising goal nearly doubled — from $200,000 to $380,000 — last month. According to Marie Faust Evitt, a teacher at the preschool, they relied on expected funding from an “outside source” when they came up with the $200,000 figure. That source has since told the school they will not be able to help fund the project. Preschool parent Cathy Rohloff said the uptick in the local economy caused bids to come in higher than they expected, which also brought up the fundraising goal. The total cost of the project is estimated at $830,000. The school extended the fundraiser deadline to June 30 to cope with the changes, and Evitt said they’re off to a good start. Late last month the school received an anonymous $80,000 donation, putting them over halfway to their contribution goal. Rohloff said fundraising money will be used to install utilities, landscape, pour foundations, relocate two portable classrooms and purchase a new, third classroom for parent education meetings. She said the fundraiser ending by July gives the school a head start on setting up the new site. The people who run the fundraiser are all volunteer parents involved with the Mountain

View Parent Nursery School. Salila Sukumaran, who has a background in sales and marketing, said they based the fundraiser on a “crowdfunding” model with rewards based on the amount donated. She said they could have started a Kickstarter campaign, but she had a feeling they wouldn’t get much traction with donations from strangers. Instead, Sukumaran focused on the preschool’s existing parent and alumni base. She was able to compile a list of names and contact info for thousands of parents, some of which were involved with the school 30 to 35 years ago. With emails and social media, Sukumaran said the goal is to bring as much awareness to the campaign as possible. If the fundraiser falls short on June 30, the school staff will come up with a new plan. But both parents and teachers, including Koukoutsakis, are confident they will make it. Rohloff said it’s inspirational to see all the support from people who want to keep the legacy of the school going. She said she wants to preserve that feeling parents get when they’re with their kids at the school, away from the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area. “It’s not your everyday, busy Silicon Valley lifestyle when you walk through that door,” Rohloff said. V


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olice evacuated a Walgreens and neighboring businesses after a caller demanding money threatened to have an accomplice leave a bomb in the drugstore. Police received a report of a bomb threat at a Walgreens at 121 East El Camino Real in Mountain View Thursday morning, June 5. Mountain View police searched the building and did not find any explosives. The employee received a call requesting $3,000 worth of prepaid cards sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The caller said that if the employee didn’t fulfill the request, there was a person in the store who would drop off a bomb in the building and leave. Police evacuated the Walgreens and neighboring businesses, and searched the building with two bomb-sniffing dogs, according

to Sgt. Saul Jaeger of the Mountain View Police Department. At 12:50 p.m., police and the dogs left the Walgreens and crossed the street to Oak Lane, which was blocked off as the command post for the police during the investigation. Jaeger said the police department occasionally gets suspicious phone calls but bomb threats are rare, and that they take every bomb threat seriously. Eight police officers responded to the threat, along fire department personnel. Both dogs, borrowed from the Sunnyvale Police Department, are trained to give a “passive alert” response if they detect accelerates or explosives. Around 12:45 Jaeger said that the dogs had not found any explosives, and employees would return to the building to look for anything suspicious. Email Kevin Forestieri at

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Local home values take big jump By Kayla Layaoen


ountain View homeowners can rejoice, as the assessed value of their properties has risen 21.3 percent since 2012. In a study by the Santa Clara County Assessor’s Office that included 70,000 properties that had previously seen their assessed values reduced, each of the county’s 25 neighborhoods showed increases between 2012 and 2013. For the most part, the

neighborhoods were determined by elementary school district boundaries. Out of the 25 neighborhoods, 96 percent saw double-digit increases. Mountain View’s increase was the sixth highest of all areas. The neighborhood with the highest increase jumped almost 30 percent. The lowest was Saratoga, which saw an increase of about 8 percent. The average increase varies widely between cities — the average increase of assessed value in

enue signals a rise in money going to other local agencies, like school districts and fire departments. About 51 percent of the properties included in the assessment regained all of the value that had been lost during the recession. For those homes, the current market value also exceeds their original purchase price. For the remaining homes, the assessed value will still increase, although that value will be below their Proposition 13 assessed value in accordance with Proposition 8. Proposition 8 was passed by

San Jose is around $90,000, while it is nearly $400,000 in Los Altos. In Mountain View, the average is $135,000. The greatest increases overall were seen in the Mountain View-Los Altos and Fremont Union high school districts. “Overall, this is very good news for all 68,000 homeowners. For most people, their home is their largest asset, so for every dollar increase in property taxes, there is a $100 increase in homeowner equity,� Assessor Larry Stone said. The rise in property tax rev-

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that while it is under investigation.� Another pair of owls on the course are now being monitored by a security camera, Higgins FILE PHOTO said. And fliers have since been A burrowing put up at the pro owl surveys its shop to let golf- surroundings. ers know that the owls are “a protected species and that no disturbance of the owls or their burrows is permitted.� New golf course employees have also received training to help protect the owls. Reflecting a regional trend, Higgins said the number of owls in Shoreline Park is declining, despite an extensive city program to monitor and preserve their habitat. There are now only two mating pairs and six chicks, compared to 22 chicks in 2003 and half that number in 2011. “We have been monitoring their population for the past 16 years and nothing like this has ever happened,� Higgins said. “We have increased our surveillance of the burrowing owls, both myself and the rangers make daily visits to ensure that all burrowing owl burrows are not impacted in any way.� V


due to existence of TCE, which makes it less desirable,” said Andrade on Tuesday. He was referring to a portion of the site’s soil and groundwater that is contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE), something that hasn’t always stopped housing development elsewhere in the city. A city-commissioned report pointed to a leaky sewer line — which connects to a Whisman Road Superfund site — as the source. An Environmental Protection Agency investigation is still underway that might hold early computer chip makers responsible for cleanup costs, but Andrade said the city will require that developers pay for cleaning up the site, as well as installing “vapor barriers and any mitigation efforts needed” to prevent TCE vapors from getting trapped inside buildings. Among the supporters of hotel space for the site was Lenny Siegel of the Campaign for a Balanced Mountain View, a group which is advocating for balancing the city’s job growth with adequate housing growth. Siegel is also director of the Center for Public Environmental Oversight, and attended the meeting mostly to make sure developers knew the site’s toxics needed mitigation. He did not advocate for housing there. “This area needs a hotel (and an) extended-stay hotel makes sense,” Siegel said. “We have companies like Google using apartments as extended-stay hotels so it takes a little bit of pressure off the rental market.” As previously reported in the Voice, Google has been leasing apartments at the new Madera apartment complex on Evelyn Avenue for employees visiting from around the world. Developer designs compared All of the projects also included a restaurant and hotel component, as well as publicly accessible open space. The designs are conceptual and preliminary, and all four come in under the 1.85 floor area ratio density in the city’s general plan, though two go above the four-story limit for the site: R.D. Olson proposes six stories and Hines Interests LP proposed going an unspecified amount over four stories. All four developers have expressed interest in buying an adjacent 3-acre site from Caltrans — which developers said Caltrans wants to sell — to make the site 10 acres. But only R.D. Olson and Hines Interests LP included the parcel in possible designs for the project.

Hines Interests LP Houston-based Hines Interests LP proposed offices and hotel use on the full 10-acre site, including two office towers along Highway 101 totaling 260,000 square feet, surpassing four stories to an unspecified height, Andrade said. The hotel component is a 180-room hotel along Moffett Boulevard. If Caltrans doesn’t sell its 3-acre parcel by the freeway, the company proposes a 140,000-square-foot office building, a 136-room boutique hotel and 3,000 square feet of retail for the 6.7-acre site the city owns. The company did not indicate that it would include meeting space or a pedestrian bridge over the creek. There would, however, be an electric car charging station, a bike share program, a shuttle service and membership in the city’s Transit Management Association. Its representative said that it is “a great time to build an office building and have it be successful” and urged the council to not take too much of a risk on hotel development. “There are a lot of hotels under development in various stages of planning and construction right now.” Broadreach Capital San Francisco-based Broadreach Capital Partners pitched a proposal for 136,000 square feet of office, and a 182-room hotel, which would go on the 6.7 acre site only. Public benefits include 3,000 to 5,000 square feet of meeting space and a bike and pedestrian creek bridge to the Stevens Creek Trail. It includes LEED Silver buildings, a bike sharing program and member-

ship in the city’s Transit Management Agency, which runs a shuttle service for its members. The company boasts owning $24 billion worth of property. T2 Hospitality Pitching a proposal for the 6.7acre site only, Newport Beachbased T2 Hospitality proposed a three-hotel campus totaling 483 rooms: an extended stay hotel with 124 rooms, a business class hotel with 169 rooms and a “lifestyle brand” with 190 rooms. The proposal includes no pedestrian bridge over Stevens Creek, but there’s 10,000 square feet of total meeting space, LEED Silver buildings, a car sharing program, a bike sharing program and membership in the city’s Transit Management Association. The developer boasted interest in the project from nine “premium brand” hotel companies.

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Hotel revenue appears promising T2’s Mont Williamson presented a chart that revealed one reason why a hotel is so attractive to the city — 62.4 percent of the city’s revenue from the site could come from hotel taxes, also known as “transient occupancy taxes.” Another developer revealed that hotel lease revenue would likely be less than from housing or office: When bidding for private real estate, “hotels cannot compete with office or multi-family (housing) for land pricing,” said Olson. “There’s a great demand for hotel rooms in Silicon Valley,” Williamson said, showing a graph that put the area to be relatively profitable, at “6 to 7 revenue basis points above the national market.” He showed a map of the region with northern Mountain View highlighted and said, “There’s a little hole right here that has no hotel product.” There are three other hotel proposals elsewhere in the city, including another on city-owned land: a Virgin Hotel proposed for the city parking lots at Hope Street and Evelyn Avenue downtown. A seven story and 165 room hotel is proposed as part of in Merlone Geier’s second phase of development at San Antonio Shopping Center, and there’s yet another by Shashi Group LLC: a 200-room, five-story hotel near Google headquarters on a 1.4-acre site at 1625 North Shoreline Blvd. “You can build office space anywhere and we are,” said longtime resident and neighbor of the site, Robert Weaver. “I think it should be hotel, 100 percent. Office space can go any place else. We have a dearth of ballroom meeting hall facilities,” he said, recalling that the city’s Chamber of Commerce had to go to a Palo Alto hotel to host a recent award ceremony. V

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Dear Caltrain Neighbor: During the month of June, Caltrain will close the Castro Street grade crossing in Mountain View, near W. Evelyn Avenue. This closure will allow Caltrain to perform maintenance work on both railroad tracks, which will affect street traffic in your area. Work includes surfacing (adding new ballast or rocks on the right of way), realigning tracks and adding new concrete panels to the pedestrian walkways. The Castro Street grade crossing will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday, June 20, until Monday, June 23, 2014 at 4 a.m. During the closure, Caltrain will establish detour routes and provide appropriate signage for vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians to help with traffic flow. This work is being done in accordance with Caltrain and City agreements and ordinances. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. For more information, please call the Caltrain Construction Outreach Hotline at 650.508.7726 or visit Castro Street Crossing Closure Friday June 20 - Monday June 23

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R.D. Olson Irvine-based R.D. Olson Development pitched $126.9 million in hotel buildings for the entire 10-acre site, and no offices. There would be two Marriott brand hotels: a 250-room, sixstory full-service hotel and 160 room Residence Inn, described as an “extended stay” hotel. If Caltrans does not want to sell the corner parcel, the company also proposed a smaller $61 million “back up plan” with a 135-room Residence Inn and a 120-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel. “I don’t think the back up plan happens because Caltrans wants to make a deal,” said Olson. Both of the proposals include a 5,000-square-foot restaurant space along Moffett Boulevard, a pedestrian bridge across Stevens Creek, LEED Silver buildings and 10,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 7,500-squarefoot conference space. The company boasted being named Marriott’s 2014 developer of the year and promised “the city’s first 4.5 star hotel.”

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Strength in numbers at Mountain View high CLASS OF 2014 CALLED TEAM PLAYERS AND STEWARDS OF SOCIAL JUSTICE By Kevin Forestieri


t the Mountain View High School graduation, student speakers told family and friends that they came into ninth grade without much of a clue, surrounded by juniors and seniors — essentially adults — and no idea what happens on a daily basis. But it didn’t take long for them to adjust, and go above and beyond as active members in the community, academic scholars and team players. Principal Dave Grissom took over for Keith Moody last year, but after observing the students he said at the June 6 commencement ceremony that the 421 seniors graduating in the class of 2014 were able to achieve so much in just that one year — on both an individual level and in groups. On the individual level, he saw 35 graduating seniors maintain a 4.5 weighted GPA, 101 students receive the Seal of Biliteracy and 57 students who participated in the performing arts for their fourth year in a row. But Grissom said it’s a special thing to watch what the senior class was able to do outside of the classroom. In just the last year, he said he saw the Spartan Robotics team compete on a global level and make it to their division finals. The boys’ volleyball team,

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predominantly made up of seniors, also beat out St. Francis to become the Division I regional championship winners. But beyond sports and robots, the Dance Spectrum shows and the award-winning marching band, many of the students were dedicated to social justice issues — both at home in Mountain View and abroad. According to district Superintendent Barry Groves, the graduating class was heavily involved in altruistic endeavors, whether it was volunteer work for students in need of extra assistance in local elementary schools or helping schools around the world. Grissom said the volunteer work included an amazing number of students who helped tutor disadvantaged youth and clubs that prepared student supplies for schools, mostly in East Palo Alto. Grissom told students at the graduation to continue to seek knowledge in all aspects of their lives, and continue to work hard wherever they go. The class of 2014 will be headed to big-name colleges like MIT, Stanford, Yale and Princeton, and a handful plan to leave the United States to learn abroad in places like Belgium, the Philippines and the United Kingdom. Email Kevin Forestieri at

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Mountain View High School’s graduates toss their caps into the air following the June 6 commencement ceremony.

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Joe Mitchner, a member of the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District’s board, embraces his son Drew after handing him his diploma at Mountain View High School’s graduation. Seraphine Goh Lauren Gong Jolie Goolish Ariel Grapp Fant Isabella Graziani Alexis Greenberg Suleyma Guerra Martinez Nicholas Guerrero Anish Guha Mia Gvirtsman Deborah Tae Hahn Elizabeth Halliday Adriana Hardwicke Kelsey Harrigan Samantha Hartman Justin Hartney Laurel Haspert Kristian Hayward Casey Heaney Jorge Hernandez Timothy Heselton Juliet Heye Erica Higa Kareena Hirani Madeline Hodgson Dylan Hoefling Minh Hong Abigail Horkins Sean Hosaka Taylor Houston William Hsieh Brian Hsu Celeste Ingersoll Kevin Ives Annamari Jaaksi Aruna Jafar John Jarrell Bryce Joerger Rahul Jog Marie Johansen Samir Joshi Ivan Julio Robert Kalb Daniel Kammerer Nikki Kapany Rachel Karngbaye Hannah Katz Aurelien Keller Randall Kenyon Katherine Kesner Leah Kidd Marissa Klazura Amber Knickerbocker Jasmine Knight Peter Knight Angela Kobayashi Andrea Koch Nathaniel Kong Natasha Kothari Kiran Kothuri Gopal Krishan Christopher Krupa James Kuszmaul

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Alta Vista graduates ready for life’s challenges STUDENTS TALK OF OVERCOMING HUGE OBSTACLES TO COMPLETE HIGH SCHOOL By Kevin Forestieri


here wasn’t a dry eye in the Spartan Theatre last week when Alta Vista High School graduate Yoselin Mora-Gutierrez told the story of how she turned her life around thanks to the Mountain ViewLos Altos district’s continuation high school. Mora-Gutierrez graduated this year as a married parent of three children who struggled through school. She was transferred to a young parents program but continued to have trouble keeping up with her classes. She was told that she would not graduate. She tried to transfer back to her previous school, but would later end up at Alta Vista High School. At the graduation ceremony on June 4, Mora-Gutierrez said she was worried that her new teachers, like Alta Vista teacher Dan Carter, wouldn’t be sensitive to her situation. “I was nervous he wouldn’t understand what it was like to be a parent with a difficult home life,” MoraGutierrez said. Instead, she said Carter turned out to be the powerful father figure that she didn’t have. Carter, along with students and other staff at Alta Vista, gave her a support system that she could use to get her life back on track and make it to graduation this year. “Don’t give up when things get tough,” Mora-Gutierrez said to her graduating classmates. Like Mora-Gutierrez, all 45 Alta Vista graduates had a story to tell, and many felt they had transformed and changed their outlook on life in just a few years. In a slide show by Marciano Gutierrez, a social studies teacher, graduates used one word to describe themselves going into Alta Vista. They used words like irresponsible, lazy, sassy, ignorant and outsider. How do they describe themselves now? Motivated, inspired, determined, overjoyed, powerful, mature and even shocked. Superintendent Barry Groves told family and friends at the graduation to encourage grads to keep that motivation going and head into post-secondary education, including technical degrees, community college and four-year universities. “Don’t let them stop now! Encourage them to continue their education,” Groves said. And it doesn’t look like they plan to stop either. Almost every students’ parting words from Alta Vista last Wednesday included plans to continue school at


An Alta Vista graduate shakes hands with Superintendent Barry Groves after receiving her diploma.

Foothill or De Anza colleges. Principal Bill Pierce said he has a map of the United States in the Alta Vista office with pushpins and school pennants to show where graduates go after attending the school. Many go on to college all across the country. He said students who have doubts for the future can come into the office and see Pierce said there’s a particular persistence among the graduating class this year, many of whom have had a lot of life struggles in addition to their academic work. He said supportive staff, like Carter, care deeply for the kids and spend whatever time is needed to help them succeed — before school, after school, or over the weekend. This year’s graduating class received a record-breaking $25,000 in student scholarships, split between eight recipients. Gutierrez, who ran the scholarship workshop this year, also announced the Aztec Scholarships, which are announced as a surprise and handed out to students during the graduation ceremony. Joe Mitchner, the president of the Mountain ViewLos Altos School District board, said the graduating class took nontraditional paths to reach their goals and change their lives. It is the close relationships and supportive classroom environments that helped foster the ‘turnaround’ that so many students achieved this year, he said. Email Kevin Forestieri at

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graduates’ nonconformity and unconventionality. “They are and will continue to be a force to be reckoned with, and not everything is black and white,” Satterwhite said. While the graduating class showed off their academic chops with 24 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists and an unprecedented number of unweighted 4.0 GPAs, student speaker Meghan McDermott said they may have come up a bit short on things like school spirit. She said their parade floats were voted last place three years in a row, and they were the quietest class at assemblies. McDermott alluded to coloring books to describe the nonconformity of the graduating class. Though they were taught to color inside the lines, McDermott said they drew outside the lines, and were bold doing it, too. “They will color over lines and off pages, and vividly color their own futures,” McDermott said. In the same vein, student speaker Derrick Lu compared the class of 2014 to turtles. “We struggled and fumbled through unusual high school life, like baby turtles clambering on a

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beach heading to the sea.” Lu compared obstacles like seagulls and crabs to essays on cultural relativism and designing robots to lob giant balls, with no idea what lies ahead. After the metaphorical speech, Lu took a selfie with the class of 2014 on his cellphone. “We are the turtles of 2014!” Lu told the crowd. Many of the student graduates decorated their caps with the university they planned to attend in the fall, including seniors Gabrielle Makower and Fiona Stolorz. Makower plans to go to New York University for a career in film and television, and sported a cap with the letters NYU and a little camera on top. Stolorz’s cap had a heavily embroidered RISD — for Rhode Island School of Design — and said she’s thinking about going into graphic design. The senior issue of the student-run Talon newspaper includes a map of all the places the 2014 grads plan to attend college. Students will attend U.C. Berkeley, Stanford, Duke, Yale and MIT, among other prestigious colleges. But no matter where they go, graduating student Anica Nangia told the crowd that the class of 2014 broke records at Los Altos, but it won’t stop. Nangia said they’ll continue to be trailblazers and record-breakers wherever they go.

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t is not surprising that many responsible citizens in Mountain View and elsewhere believe that it is almost impossible to stem the tide of gun violence and take weapons off the street and away from mentally ill people. The reason most often cited is that gun manufacturers, heavily assisted by National Rifle Association lobbying groups, have stymied Congress into a position that will forever block intelligent gun legislation. But there is growing evidence that such beliefs are wrong. For example, California began requiring background checks for most gun purchases in the early 1990s. And over the last 20 years, the rate of gun deaths in the state dropped by more than 50 percent, according to Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group that last year tried unsuccessfully to get Mountain View’s then-mayor, John Inks, to join their coalition. But mayors from the nearby communities of Sunnyvale and Palo Alto did join, as did Mountain View Mayor Mike Kasperzak in 2012. And now the gun issue has come up again, this time in the form of a City Council staff assignment to investigate the legal status of Sunnyvale’s new gun laws, which are being challenged by NRAfunded lawsuits. It was after a presentation by former mayor and state legislator Sally Lieber last week that Kasperzak prodded the council to seriously consider adopting similar laws. Not surprisingly, the NRA has supported several challenges to Measure C, which Sunnyvale voters passed with 66 percent of the vote last November. The law requires gun shops to keep a log of everyone who buys ammunition and bans possession of magazines holding more than 10 rounds, unless they were owned before 2000. It also requires that guns be locked up in a container when not in use and that lost or stolen guns be reported to police within 48 hours. Lieber, who now is working to stop the outbreak of gun violence throughout the country, minced no words as she spoke prior to the council meeting. “We’re experiencing a public health epidemic of shootings that are both criminal and accidental every single day,� Lieber said. “I, like many other people, feel that we have to make some progress on this issue. We just can’t accept anymore that people, including a large number of children, are going to get shot on any given day, month or year in the U.S. Many of us are very frustrated waiting for Congress.

I think it’s a case of Congress being bought off by the gun manufacturers. So we want to see progress at the state and local level.� Kasperzak echoed Lieber’s concern. “I think we in the community should have a discussion about these issues,� he said. “No amount of gun control laws will bring everything to an end, but are there things we can do to limit it?� The answer is decidedly yes. Mountain View, like Sunnyvale and Palo Alto, has a responsibility to its citizens to try and make sure that the next mass shooting does not occur here. Perhaps if stricter laws were in place in Santa Barbara, Elliott Rodgers would not have been able to buy the multiple guns he used after stabbing to death his three roommates and then shooting and killing two female students and another male student, injuring several others, before he shot himself. It is hard to over estimate how devastating this tragedy is to the parents of these students. Even Rodgers’ parents were doing all they could to make sure he got the proper care and to alert law enforcement officials about their son’s threats. But the bottom line: Stronger and better gun controls might help Mountain View, Palo Alto and Sunnyvale raise the bar on their own and perhaps lead the way for other cities to pass similar ordinances. Sunnyvale is receiving pro bono legal support recruited by the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence to defend its ordinance from the NRA-backed challenge. A spokesperson said one of several law firms ready to help cities would likely represent Mountain View without charge if the city passed legislation similar to Sunnyvale’s. Mountain View residents may believe that gun violence rarely if ever touches the city, but they would be wrong. The year 2008 was particularly violent, with a 17-year-old gunned down near his home on Higdon Avenue in what apparently was a dispute over a woman. And then there was the double murder of a brother and sister on Plymouth Street during a burglary allegedly by a man who ultimately fled across the country. And in 2010, a divorced couple died in an apparent murder-suicide shooting at their dry cleaning shop on Escuela Avenue. Gun violence happens every day in the U.S., and with national action blocked in Congress, it is time for state and local governments, including Mountain View, to step up and do their part. How many more children and adults have to die unnecessarily before something is done? V

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GOOD SAMARITANS BRING CYCLIST HOME SAFELY Thank you to the folks who stopped and helped my son when he fell off his bike June 3 on Grant Road. An anonymous woman helped him get off the road. And the second kind soul put his bike in her minivan, spoke with me on the phone, gave me her contact information and safely transported him home. Thank you Dr. Suy May Lee. In a world filled with news of Santa Barbara shootings and ongoing conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, it is nice to know that kindness to strangers still exists. Thank you for your compassion. Karin H. Molander Paul Avenue

MIDDLE CLASS ANXIETY OVER RISING RENTS I feel for these renters, and you have run a couple of articles regarding this issue. I came to Mountain View in 1978 and I was able to buy (a home) then. No way could I afford to buy now. San Francisco has rent control. Why doesn’t one of your writers

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N F O O D F E AT U R E Story by Elena Kadvany // Photos by Veronica Weber


he term “pubcrawl” reputedly originated in England sometime in the late 19th century, putting a name to the act of spending a night walking from one pub to the next, stopping for a drink (or two) at each. The origin of the term “dishcrawl” — subbing out the drinks for food — is decidedly less established, but it might actually have local roots. In 2010, founder Tracy Lee started running walking-friendly foodie events in San Jose to promote a gaming application called Battledish, soon realizing the crawls were far more popular than the app itself. She transitioned into organizing

dishcrawls full time, growing from the Bay Area to 250 cities across the country and Canada. Dishcrawl’s Bay Area presence can be found from San Francisco micro-hoods and Burlingame to downtown Mountain View and University Avenue in Palo Alto. The crawl usually stops at three restaurants, all within walking distance of each other, and for around $40, diners get to sample a significant amount of fare at each. They don’t know where they will be eating until they get there. Last month, for the very first time, Dishcrawl descended upon Continued on next page

Above: George Gerritsen, left, talks to Deborah Fortney during the California Avenue Dishcrawl’s stop at Lotus Thai Bistro. Left: Steamed buns stuffed with pork belly served at Spice Kit.

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Palo Alto’s sleepy second downtown, California Avenue. “California Avenue, Palo Alto is way more than a Caltrain stop,� an event description read. “The area is now one of the hidden gems for local businesses and foodies alike in the central Peninsula.� So on a warm May evening, a group of about 20 people — some old, some young, some couples, some singles, some veteran crawlers, some newbies — met at Asian street food spot Spice Kit to kick off the evening. The food element didn’t disappoint, and at first glance, the food is what outsiders would think is the best part about such an event. But surprisingly, the camaraderie of spending an evening with a group of people, getting to know them over food, was almost better. At Spice Kit, we munched on steamed pork buns with grilled kurobata pork belly, pickled cucumbers, scallion and hoisin sauce; 24-hour braised beef short ribs banh mi and lotus chips. If you wanted a Thai iced tea or Hitachino Nest white ale to wash it down, that was on your dollar. Drinks are not included with Dishcrawl, unless

it’s a booze-specific event. The best part about Spice Kit was that chef-owner Will Pacio came out with the first buns and told the restaurant’s genesis story as we ate. “I grew up in Ohio,� he said. “I grew up with a lot of bad Asian food.� One crawler gleefully chimed in, “I’m from Ohio!� He talked about his path from Stanford medical school to the kitchen and his experience cooking under renowned chef Thomas Keller at his landmark restaurant, The French Laundry, in Yountville. One diner, a veteran of five previous Bay Area dishcrawls, stopped eating to ask Pacio if the marinade used for the banh mi short rib filling is “Thomas Keller-inspired.� “Everything is kind of Thomas Keller inspired,� he laughed. Led by a Dishcrawl organizer, the crowd headed across the street to Lotus Thai Bistro, where it became clear that an eating strategy is necessary. We were first served a plate with a samplesized bowl of their chicken tom yum soup with lemongrass, mushroom, chili paste, kefir leaf — a highlight of the evening — and on the side, fresh cucumber salad and a Thai samosa. Next

Will Pacio, the owner of Spice Kit, chats with diners about his restaurant and his past experience cooking for Thomas Keller at The French Laundry.

came out plates of veggie spring rolls, pad see-ew (flat rice noodles) with chicken and broccoli and mini sticky rices with mango for dessert. (The organizer later said the spring rolls and dessert were a surprise to her, and that restaurants will often serve more than they promise to the organizers beforehand.) The owner came out to say hello, but given his limited Eng-

lish, didn’t give the same amount of history as Pacio. While at Lotus Thai, one crawler was still talking about Spice Kit. Rosema Hermano, who lives and works in Santa Clara, said she “loves to eat� but had never been to the area. “I’m definitely going to come back,� she said. Almost at stomach capacity, we left Lotus Thai and walked

down the street toward Caltrain, wondering where our last stop would be. The group came to a halt outside The Counter. One guy tapped out, mumbling something about being too full to eat burgers. The rest of us went in. As at Spice Kit, a Counter employee talked about the restaurant’s concept and the food we would be served: mini burgers,


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The Counter served up mini-burgers with asiago cheese and peanut sauce, accompanied by sweet potato fries, at the Dishcrawl’s last stop of the evening.

sweet potato fries and — drum roll, please — churro milkshakes, with real churros mixed in. The food was good — the milkshakes surprisingly so — but the chain restaurant seemed a strange choice for foodies hoping to try out new, unique dishes as part of what’s billed as a “food adventure.� Dishcrawl’s Bay Area community manager, Evan Morris, said The Counter was an exception to Dishcrawl’s usual suspects. “Most of the places we work with are locally owned,� he said.

But, “the Counter is popular and people love the hamburgers there, so we try to work those (types of places) into our Dishcrawls as well.� Also, not every restaurant jumps at the chance to participate. For a very small restaurant that’s packed every night, bringing a group of 20 diners in might not make sense. For a struggling restaurant, the price point might not be affordable. Others don’t want to alienate regular customers for a one-off event. And some are too expensive for Dishcrawl’s

own price point. “The model doesn’t really work for everyone and that’s OK,� Morris said. And for those who do participate, it’s more about exposure than profit, though Dishcrawl does divvy out a portion of ticket sales to each restaurant. “I thought it sounded like a no-brainer,� said Spice Kit owner Will Pacio. “On the business owner’s side, we’re just trying to get the word out, right? It’s a really easy way to do that. They did all the leg work.� Morris said future California Avenue Dishcrawls have not been scheduled, and they like to move around a bit before repeats. He hinted they haven’t done crawls in Mountain View, Los Altos and University Avenue in awhile. For information on future Dishcrawl events, go to V

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DROUGHT ALERT On April 1, 2014, the Mountain View City Council declared a Stage 1 Water Shortage Emergency Condition to reduce water use by 10 percent.

Mountain View’s mega-shopping center at 556 El Camino Real is quickly becoming a dining destination, with a rash of higherbrow chains opening in the past few months. There’s Pacific Catch, a Northern California seafood chain with five locations, and Veggie Grill, a Southern California transplant serving exactly what it sounds like. On its way this summer is Nekter Juice Bar, aiming to open the week of June 23. Custom pizza joint Pizza Studio is slated for a July 1 opening in the center retail space of the 565 San Antonio Road building, facing Safeway. Later in the summer will be Cocina Central, whose tagline is “ridiculously good urban Mexican food.” The restaurant is the brainchild of South Bay restaurateur Randy Eckman and southern California Latin-fusion chef Isabel Cruz. Further down the line will come Mediterranean eatery Sajj. Peninsula diners might have frequented its other locations in Menlo Park, Valley Fair or Willow Glen. The Mountain View outpost doesn’t have an opening date set yet — owner Zaid Ayoub said in April they had hit a few stumbling blocks.

curry. They get their meat from reigning Bay Area beef purveyor Niman Ranch and then age it in a special facility for 25 days, according to the restaurant’s website. The kitchen is headed up by Kevin Uchida, who was born and raised in Japan and said he’s been cooking Japanese food since he was about 15 years old (he’s now 24). He’s been cooking professionally for about two and half years, with his most recent stint as part of Bacon Bacon, a San Franciscobased food truck and restaurant. The curries are made with his own secret blend of spices and served with either beef, chicken or pork cutlets (all $9.50), or sans meat ($8) with a side of rice. Kobe Curry started by offering few appetizers — Japanese-style fried chicken and gyoza — but Uchida said he plans to add a few salads to the menu. Kobe Curry occupies a small space at Shabuway, mainly operating via outdoor seating in a patio on Castro. Kobe Curry is under the same ownership umbrella as the Shabuway chain. SIZZLER OUT, COOKING PAPA IN

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A new downtown Mountain View eatery is taking curry to the next level. Kobe Curry at 180 Castro St. opened in early May, slinging Kobe beef-based Japanese

A small South Bay restaurant group running Cantonese restaurants has opened its newest location in Mountain View. Cooking Papa opened its doors May 19, in the former Sizzler

space at 1962 El Camino Real. In 2012, the site was a point of contention in Mountain View, with residents lamenting the loss of Sizzler and the City Council eventually voting against allowing a Chick-Fil-A to take over the space and open a drive-through. The Cooking Papa menu is exhaustive, with dim sum, appetizers, soup, clay pot dishes, 13 kinds of fried rice, multiple versions of congee (rice porridge) and many traditional Cantonese entrees. You can wash all of that down with Hong Kong-style milk tea, boba or beer, among other options. The Mountain View outpost joins two other Cooking Papa locations, with the original in Santa Clara (opened in 2010) and a second in Foster City (opened in 2011). CHANGING HANDS

Francesca’s Sports Bar at 2135 Middlefield Way is no more. Well, at least as patrons knew it. Under new owner Herb Lavender Jr., the bar has been remodeled and redubbed O’Malley’s Sports Pub, according to a message posted on the Francesca’s website a few weeks ago. “A few changes will be made but most of the faces will stay the same,” the website reads. O’Malleys had its official ribbon-cutting ceremony with the city on May 27 and has been serving up the same Irish pub grub and craft beers along with karaoke, flip cup and beer pong tournaments and live music. Check out more food news online at Elena Kadvany’s blog at




The new sci-fi action movie “Edge of Tomorrow” uses the narrative structure of a video game to present a “what-if” scenario: What if we could keep pressing “start” every time we fail? That’s a fantasy that’s been explored before “Edge of Tomorrow” — based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s light novel “All You Need Is Kill” — doesn’t have anything new to contribute, but it’s a good fit, resulting in an eye-popping futuristic war story with a clever (to a point) structure. Tom Cruise stars as Major William Cage of U.S. Army Media Relations. With Earth losing a war to powerful tentacular, mouth-glowing aliens, Cage is content being just shy of a draft dodger, with little more than never-applied ROTC training to fall back on should he find himself in combat. And he does when he ticks off General Brigham (Brendan Gleeson), gets busted down to private and winds up on a suicide mission. But when Cage gets face-fried with alien goop, he reawakens with a start a day before the battle. As he repeatedly relives the day, he eventually discovers that Special Forces soldier Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt) holds the key to the mystery of what’s happening to him, and that they may be the only two people who can save humanity. The acting is expectedly solid (Bill Paxton has fun with the role of Cage’s befuddled master sergeant), and thanks to director Doug Liman (“The Bourne Identity”), the battle sequences are rip-roaring. It’s all a bit wearying by the home stretch, with a resolution that only sort of makes sense. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material. One hour, 53 minutes. — P.C.


In spite of a stampede of CGI special effects, it’s old-fashioned movie-star wattage that stuns in “Maleficent.” Disney’s revisionist take on its own “Sleeping Beauty” almost certainly wouldn’t have been made were it not for Angelina Jolie, whose presence recalls the Old Hollywood potency of Greta Garbo. If only the film around Jolie, directed by Robert Stromberg, were worthy of her. Disney’s struggle to do restitution for its princess-myth years continues by re-imagining Maleficent as an orphan fairy queen (Isobelle Molloy) flying happily about her wooded land as “protector of the moors” from a nearby human kingdom. But when she grows of age to take her crack at love and experiences a deeply traumatizing betrayal, Maleficent (Jolie) turns on a dime to vengeance against the man responsible: King Stefan (Sharlto Copley). Ironically, “Maleficent” is at its most arresting in the scene that tinkers least with the source material: when Jolie, newly decked out as the villainous version of Maleficent, sleekly strides up to Stefan’s throne and curses his infant daughter Aurora. But we’re not meant to enjoy this display as much as we do, as the film’s raison d’etre is to explain Maleficent’s humanity. The screenplay by Linda Woolverton (Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”) next sends Maleficent on a journey of remorse. The babe grows into teenage Elle Fanning, who has a date with a spindle and maybe with Brenton Thwaites’ Prince Phillip for a “true love’s kiss.” Rated PG for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images. One hour, 37 minutes. — P.C.

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Chef (R) Century 20: 11:20 a.m., 2:10, 5, 7:45 & 10:25 p.m. Palo Alto Square: 1:15, 4:10, 7:15 & 10 p.m. (No 10 p.m. on Sun) Dirty Dancing (1987) (PG-13) Century 16: Sun: 2 p.m. Century 20: Sun: 2 p.m. Doctor Who: Rise of the Cybermen (2006) (PG) Century 16: Mon: 7:30 p.m. Century 20: Mon: 7:30 p.m. Easter Parade (1948) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: Sat-Sun: 3:30 & 7:30 p.m. Edge of Tomorrow (PG-13) ((( Century 16: 9, 11:45 a.m., 2:30, 5:15, 8 & 10:45 p.m. In 3D at 10:20 a.m., 1:05, 3:55, 7 & 9:50 p.m. Century 20: 10:40 a.m., 1:25, 4:10, 7 & 9:45 p.m. In 3D 11:35 a.m., 2:20, 3:15, 5:10, 7:55, 9 & 10:40 p.m. The Fault in Our Stars (PG-13) Century 16: 9:10, 10:10, 11:10 a.m., 12:10, 1:10, 2:10, 3:10, 4:10, 5:10 & 6:10 p.m. Century 20: 10:55, 11:50 a.m., 1:50, 2:45, 4:45, 5:50, 6:50, 7:40, 8:50 & 9:50 p.m. Flying Down to Rio (1933) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: Fri: 7:30 p.m. Follow the Fleet (1936) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: Sat-Sun: 5:30 & 9:30 p.m. The Gay Divorcee (1934) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: Fri: 7:30 p.m. Godzilla (PG-13) ((1/2 Century 16: 10 a.m., 1, 4:05, 7:25 & 10:20 p.m. Century 20: 11:05 a.m., 2 & 7:55 p.m. The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) ((( Aquarius Theatre: 6 & 8:30 p.m. The Grand Seduction (PG-13) Guild Theatre: 2:15, 4:45, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m. (No 9:45 p.m. on Sun) How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) Century 16: 9:50 a.m., 12:35, 1:15, 3, 5:35, 6:30, 8:10, 9:05, 10:45 p.m. & midnight. In 3D at 9, 10:40, 11:35 a.m., 2:10, 3:50, 4:45, 7:20 & 9:55 p.m. (No midnight on Sun) Century 20: 10:50 a.m., 12:10, 1:35, 2:55, 4:15, 5:35, 7, 8:20 & 9:40 p.m. In 3D at 10:10, 11:40 a.m., 12:50, 2:25, 3:30, 5:05, 6:10, 7:50, 8:55, 10:30 p.m. Ida (PG-13) Palo Alto Square: Fri: 3:10, 5:15, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. Sat: 1, 3:10, 5:15, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. Sun: 1, 3:10, 5:15 & 7:30 p.m.

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The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: Fri: 5:45 & 9:30 p.m.

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Alan Margot’s Tennis Camps provide an enjoyable way for your child to begin learning the game of tennis or to continue developing existing skills. Our approach is to create lots of fun with positive feedback and reinforcement in a nuturing tennis environment. Building self-esteem and confidence through enjoyment on the tennis court is a wonderful gift a child can keep forever! Super Juniors Camps, ages 4-6; Juniors Camps, ages 6-14.


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Build It Again With Bricks™ the only LEGO Master Building Camp ™. Come build, create, learn parts, how to sort/store all using Master Building Techniques™. All ages, week-long camps: 9-12; 1-4. Girls especially welcome!


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‘From Burma to Myanmar’ Foothill College will host a photography exhibit entitled “From Burma to Myanmar: Portrait of a country in transition� with the work of many photographers. May 15-June 21, center hours. Free. Krause Center for Innovation Gallery, Foothill College, Building 4000, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-7082. FromBurmaToMyanmar.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS ‘Adding Arboretum All-Stars Plants to Your Garden’ Master Gardener Marianne Mueller will give a talk about the UC Davis Arboretum All-Star plants, more than 100 plants recommended for this climate. These plants are easy to grow and maintain, water-wise, attractive year-round and beneficial for wildlife; many are also California native plants. June 14, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, Community Room, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 408-282-3105. www. Adult school summer classes registration Registration for Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School summer classes will last until Monday, June 16. The session will run from June 16 to August 1. May 16-June 16, Prices vary. Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, 333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View. Call 650-940-1333. www. Animation & Special Effects Camp At these one-week-long Digiquest camps suited for children from grades 5 to 12, participants will learn green screen techniques and use industry software to create animations and special effects. See website for more details. Monday-Friday, June 9-27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $450/one-week session. Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-494-8686. Basic Bike Maintenance and Repair Professional bicycle mechanics will share knowledge on repair and maintenance, covering such topics as flat tires and gear adjustments. Space is limited, and registration is required. June 20, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 650-526-7020.

Health care programs orientation In this workshop for those interested in health care careers, information will provided on the Certified Nursing Assistant and Medical Assistant paths and what programs are offered through the Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School. June 20, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, 333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View. Call 650-940-1333. Learn Bridge in a Day In this five-hour seminar, students will learn the basics of the game of bridge. A handbook and light snacks will also be provided. June 14, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $25; $5 discount for bringing a friend. Bridge Center, IFES Hall, 432 Stierlin Road, Mountain View. Call 650400-4646.

COMMUNITY EVENTS ‘Growing a Living Classroom’ This event will share the experiences of Mountain View students who are learning about the world through gardening. It will begin with a talk at the library, followed by a walk to Mariano Castro Elementary School and a tour of its garden. June 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 650-5267020. ESL Conversation Club Those learning or improving English are invited to come practice with casual conversation and friendly company. All levels are welcome; no registration required. Wednesdays, year-round, 5-6 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 650-526-7020. Kids’ Fun Run at Summer Scamper The fourth annual Summer Scamper, which benefits the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, will include a kids’ fun run at Cobb Track near the Family Festival. See website to register. June 22, 9:30 a.m. $15. Cobb Track, Stanford Unviersity, 295 Galvez St., Stanford. linkAges TimeBanking orientation linkAges will give a talk on TimeBanking, a system of currency in which individuals earn one credit for each hour of help they give. It is designed to help people learn a new skill, assist a neighbor or person in need, and generally connect with others. June 25, 1-2 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call

650-934-3556. Sew Sew Saturday The library invites community members to come sew on Saturday mornings; four Baby Lock (Grace model) sewing machines and one serger are available for use. Please register on the website. No instruction will be provided. Saturdays, year-round, 10:15-11 a.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6337. www.

CONCERTS ‘Bach, Beethoven & Brahms’ with Irene Sharp Cellist and master teacher Irene Sharp will perform pieces from the renowned composers, Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. June 26, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. First Festival of French Classical Music Alliance Francaise of Silicon Valley has organized two nights of French classical music: the San Francisco Ensemble with “Une Soiree Parisienne� and four soloists with “Musique de Chambre Virtuose.� Pieces to be performed will include works by composers Ravel, Poulenc and Faure. June 20 and 21, 8 p.m. $20-$50. Community School of Music and Arts, Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

EXHIBITS ‘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 work by Helen Levitt from the 1970s. March 12-July 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. ‘Stonewalled in Jerusalem’ Santa Cruz mixed media artist Sara Friedlander will have on display her visually arresting and socially focused artwork, which contemplates the Israeli/Palestinian impasse. Using original and archival images, she explores both sides and welcomes viewers’ ideas about moving forward. May 16-August 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Call 831-427-2650. www.


COUNCIL NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE Community Meeting For Mobile Home Park Residents

Youth Studio Production Camp This summer KMVT 15 will hold week-long camps for students ages 10 to 14, where students can use professional studio equipment to gain skills in camera work, directing, sound design, acting and producing. By the end of each camp, students will have produced segments which will be broadcast on cable Channel 15. MondayFriday, June 9-August 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $369. KMVT 15 Community Television, 1400 Terra

NHIGHLIGHT ‘WAY OUT WEST’ OUTDOOR CONCERT The Peninsula Symphony will hold an outdoor family concert featuring a number of western-themed pieces, including Aaron Copland’s “The Red Pony� and “Rodeo,� Richard Rogers’ “Oklahoma� overture and other works. Featuring cellist Catherine Kim. June 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Hillview Park, Hillview Avenue, Los Altos. Call 650-941-5291.

Bella Ave., Suite M, Mountain View. Call 650968-1540.

FOOD AND DRINK Friday Farmers’ Market The Oshman Family JCC will hold a weekly Friday Farmers’ Market that will feature fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, performances, Shabbat surprises, food trucks and more. Fridays, through August, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Oshman Family JCC, Jessica Lynn Saal Town Square, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. community-events/friday-farmers-market-atthe-ofjcc

ON STAGE ‘Company’ The Los Altos Stage Company will perform the Steven Sondheim musical “Company.� The story follows Bobby as he experiences difficulty committing to a long-term relationship. May 29-June 28, 8 p.m. $18-$36. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Call 650-9410551. ‘Marry Me a Little’ musical TheatreWorks will present a production of “Marry Me a Little,� a tale of love and possibility by musical master Stephen Sondheim. Tuesday-Sunday, June 4-29, 8-11 p.m. $19-$73. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-463-1960. ‘Pygmalion’ In honor of the work’s 100th anniversary, the Pear Avenue Theatre will put on a performance of George Bernard Shaw’s play “Pygmalion,� in which a flower girl transforms into an independent heroine. June 20-July 13, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday at 2:00 p.m. $10-$35. Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Unit K, Mountain View. Call 650254-1148.

SENIORS CSA information: Nutrition Senior Case Managers from the Community Services Agency will provide resources on healthy eating and subsidized meal programs (including how to apply) and answer any questions. To make an appointment, call the Senior Center or visit the front desk. June 17, 10-11 a.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-9036330. senior/default.asp Dementia care lecture David Troxel, an expert on dementia care, and a panel will take part in a discussion called “What now? Steps to take after the diagnosis of dementia� at the new Health Center at The Terraces of Los Altos. June 21, 10:00 a.m.-noon. Free. The Terraces of Los Altos, 373 Pine Lane, Los Altos. www.abhow. com/tlagrove. Dementia lecture Dr. Sugawara, doctor of chiropractic, will discuss dementia, including the causes and treatments from the perspective of chiropractic medicine. June 19, 1-2 p.m. Free.

For further information, please call the City’s Neighborhood Preservation Division at (650) 903-6379


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Techonomy Bio Conference The Techonomy Bio Conference will take a big-picture view of how biological advances, driven by progress in information technology, are transforming society. June 17, 1:30-6:30 p.m. $100. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Call 212-488-7600.

LECTURES & TALKS ‘Disrupting Automotive Transportation: The Road Ahead’ This program will bring together four speakers close to the industry to discuss how automotive transportation will transform over the next 10 years. June 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $54 Churchill Club member; $79 nonmember. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Call 408-2650130. jsp?EVT_ID=1016 Astronomy Club Monthly Meeting The Peninsula Astronomical Society will host a free public talk by Dr. Brad Tucker of the University of California, Berkeley, entitled “Exploding Stars, Dark Energy and the End of the Universe.� The observatory will be open after the meeting from 9 to 11 p.m., weather permitting. Visitors should park in Lot 6. June 13, 7:30-9 p.m. Free; $3 parking. Foothill College, Room 5015, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Astronomy for Everyone Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former consultant for NASA, will share his passion for the field. He will elaborate on the universe’s size and scale, the stars and other topics using hands-on activities and visual representations. June 20, 7-9 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. See Spot Work: Guide dogs Robin Levy of the Palo Alto Guide Dog club, joined by guide dog Wes, will demonstrate what these working dogs can do and discuss how they are trained. June 14, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 650-5267020.



Residents are encouraged to participate in this meeting to discuss your thoughts about City services and how they might be improved. Council Neighborhoods Committee members, City staff, and Project Sentinel staff will be available to respond to your questions and comments. This is an opportunity for you to express your ideas about ways to make your mobile home park and the community a better place to live.



Mountain View Senior Center 266 Escuela Street Thursday – June 26, 2014 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The City of Mountain View Council Neighborhoods Committee will be holding a community meeting with mobile home park residents starting at 7:00 p.m. on June 26, 2014

Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330. Facebook for Current Users In this class, students will learn how to use their Facebook accounts to make friends, send messages and like organizations. The course is designed for those who already have profiles; space is limited. June 18, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330. Heat exposure lecture Emergency medical technicians will give a lecture on the dangers of too much sun exposure, the signs of heat exhaustion and how to keep cool. June 26, 1-2 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. cs/rec/senior/default.asp


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775 Asphalt/ Concrete Mtn. View Asphalt Sealing Driveway, parking lot seat coating. Asphalt repair, striping, 30+ years. Family owned. Free est. Lic. 507814. 650/967-1129

1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement SERENITY EXECUTIVE RENTALS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 592085 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Serenity Executive Rentals, located at 1712 Kimberly Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94087, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Limited Liability Company. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): PILLOW OF WINDS, LLC 1712 Kimberly Dr. Sunnyvale, CA 94087 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 04/19/2014. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on May 15, 2014. (MVV May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 2014) ROLFING TRAIL FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 592130 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Rolfing Trail, located at 1125 Burgoyne St., Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): MEIKE GRUNDMANN 1125 Burgoyne St. Mountain View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 05/01/2014. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on May 16, 2014. (MVV June 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014)

997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JILL STANDBRIDGE Case No.: 1-14-PR-174542 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of JILL STANDBRIDGE. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: LEIGH S GATELY in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA CLARA. The Petition for Probate requests that: LEIGH S GATELY 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 person-

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al 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 July 21, 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. Petitioner: /s/ Leigh S Gately 540 W. Sunnyoaks Ave. Campbell, CA 95008 (408)364-0636 (MVV May 30, June 6, 13, 2014)

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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)390-0125

783 Plumbing Be & Be Plumbing Locally owned. 20 years exp. Drains cleaned and repairs. Small jobs welcome. Lic., bonded, insured. #990791. 650/422-0107

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